The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the International Business Machines Corporation.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 64 62 53
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing IBM 71 61 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.58% 2.39% 2.54%
As % of the Vendors category 5.68% 5.26% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 32 42
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £289 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £690 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 £31.44 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.69% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £33.08
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.37%
IBM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1250 1159 1144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 45.47% 45.36% 48.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 564 578
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 53 108
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.77 £10.22 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £31.15 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing IBM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the West Midlands region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the West Midlands region.

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

IBM
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -2 19 £600 +58.94% 5
Warwickshire -7 13 £450 -10.00% 2
Coventry -8 11 £450 +9.09% 3
Solihull +9 10 - -
Shropshire 0 3 £438 +45.83%
Wolverhampton - 1 - - 1
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for IBM.

1 60 (34.88%) SQL
2 47 (27.33%) Java
3 39 (22.67%) IBM InfoSphere
4 38 (22.09%) Web Services
5 36 (20.93%) Oracle
6 33 (19.19%) HTML
6 33 (19.19%) CSS
7 32 (18.60%) XML
8 31 (18.02%) JSP
8 31 (18.02%) Java EE
9 27 (15.70%) WebSphere
10 26 (15.12%) DB2
11 24 (13.95%) SOAP
12 23 (13.37%) SQL Server
13 22 (12.79%) WAN
14 21 (12.21%) Unix
14 21 (12.21%) SC Cleared
14 21 (12.21%) Security Cleared
15 20 (11.63%) REST
15 20 (11.63%) Data Centre
15 20 (11.63%) WebLogic
15 20 (11.63%) JMS
15 20 (11.63%) LAN
16 19 (11.05%) Tomcat
16 19 (11.05%) Misys
16 19 (11.05%) JBoss
16 19 (11.05%) WebLogic Portal
16 19 (11.05%) Web Development
16 19 (11.05%) Back Office
16 19 (11.05%) Log4j

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (15.70%) WebSphere
2 20 (11.63%) WebLogic
3 19 (11.05%) JBoss
3 19 (11.05%) Tomcat
3 19 (11.05%) WebLogic Portal
4 13 (7.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 10 (5.81%) Liferay
6 6 (3.49%) IIS
7 3 (1.74%) CMS
8 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.58%) Apache
9 1 (0.58%) CICS
9 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.58%) IBM Connections
9 1 (0.58%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.58%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 3 (1.74%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.74%) MS Office
2 2 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.58%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (1.74%) Maximo
3 2 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.58%) assyst
4 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.58%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.79%) WAN
2 20 (11.63%) LAN
3 5 (2.91%) Firewall
3 5 (2.91%) SAN
4 4 (2.33%) Wireless
5 2 (1.16%) BIG-IP
5 2 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (1.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (1.16%) Internet
5 2 (1.16%) OSPF
6 1 (0.58%) Network Security
6 1 (0.58%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (22.67%) IBM InfoSphere
2 26 (15.12%) DB2
3 23 (13.37%) SQL Server
4 13 (7.56%) QualityStage
5 12 (6.98%) DataStage
6 4 (2.33%) Big Data
6 4 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.58%) MySQL
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (11.05%) Log4j
2 6 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.74%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.16%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.58%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.58%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.58%) JIRA
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.58%) Ranorex
5 1 (0.58%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.58%) Selenium
5 1 (0.58%) Subversion
5 1 (0.58%) VersionOne
General
1 19 (11.05%) Back Office
2 18 (10.47%) Finance
2 18 (10.47%) Telecoms
3 17 (9.88%) Retail
4 14 (8.14%) Banking
5 4 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.16%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.58%) French Language
7 1 (0.58%) Slovak Language
7 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 58 (33.72%) Developer
2 44 (25.58%) Architect
3 41 (23.84%) Consultant
4 17 (9.88%) Administrator
4 17 (9.88%) Technical Consultant
5 16 (9.30%) Telecoms Architect
6 14 (8.14%) Java Developer
6 14 (8.14%) Lead Architect
7 13 (7.56%) Analyst
8 12 (6.98%) JavaScript Developer
9 10 (5.81%) Network Architect
9 10 (5.81%) Security Manager
9 10 (5.81%) Technical Architect
10 9 (5.23%) Security Consultant
11 8 (4.65%) IBM Technical Architect
12 6 (3.49%) Security Architect
13 5 (2.91%) Support Analyst
14 4 (2.33%) Data Consultant
14 4 (2.33%) Network Engineer
14 4 (2.33%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (22.09%) Web Services
2 33 (19.19%) CSS
2 33 (19.19%) HTML
3 32 (18.60%) XML
4 31 (18.02%) Java EE
4 31 (18.02%) JSP
5 24 (13.95%) SOAP
6 20 (11.63%) JMS
6 20 (11.63%) REST
7 17 (9.88%) Hibernate
7 17 (9.88%) J2EE
7 17 (9.88%) Spring
8 15 (8.72%) RESTful
9 12 (6.98%) Apache Felix
9 12 (6.98%) Apache Sling
9 12 (6.98%) HTML5
9 12 (6.98%) JSON
9 12 (6.98%) Servlets
10 8 (4.65%) Middleware
11 6 (3.49%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.56%) DataPower
3 11 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.33%) User Experience
5 3 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.16%) AS400
6 2 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.58%) CMDB
7 1 (0.58%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.58%) iSeries
7 1 (0.58%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.58%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.21%) Unix
2 15 (8.72%) Windows
3 6 (3.49%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.91%) Linux
5 3 (1.74%) HPUX
6 2 (1.16%) AIX
7 1 (0.58%) Solaris
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (11.05%) Customer Engagement
1 19 (11.05%) TDD
1 19 (11.05%) Web Development
2 18 (10.47%) Data Management
2 18 (10.47%) Presales
3 15 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (8.72%) Master Data Management
4 12 (6.98%) MVC
5 11 (6.40%) Scrum
6 10 (5.81%) ITIL
6 10 (5.81%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (5.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (5.23%) ETL
7 9 (5.23%) Project Management
8 8 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (4.65%) Data Modelling
8 8 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (4.65%) SOA
8 8 (4.65%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (4.07%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (34.88%) SQL
2 47 (27.33%) Java
3 14 (8.14%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.65%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.33%) C
6 3 (1.74%) Python
7 2 (1.16%) Perl
8 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.58%) Prolog
8 1 (0.58%) R
8 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (12.21%) SC Cleared
1 21 (12.21%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.91%) Degree
4 3 (1.74%) A+ Certification
4 3 (1.74%) CCNA
4 3 (1.74%) CCNP
5 2 (1.16%) RHCE
6 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.40%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.91%) SLA
3 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.58%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.74%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.16%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.16%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.58%) GPFS
3 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 5 (2.91%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.16%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (1.16%) QRadar
2 2 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.58%) Ansible
3 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.58%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.58%) Puppet
3 1 (0.58%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (20.93%) Oracle
2 19 (11.05%) Misys
3 18 (10.47%) TOWER Software
4 17 (9.88%) Adobe
5 16 (9.30%) BT
5 16 (9.30%) Capita
6 12 (6.98%) SAP
7 11 (6.40%) Microsoft
8 10 (5.81%) Cisco
9 8 (4.65%) HP
10 5 (2.91%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.91%) Cognos
10 5 (2.91%) VMware
11 4 (2.33%) EMC
11 4 (2.33%) Netezza
12 3 (1.74%) BMC
12 3 (1.74%) Fortinet
12 3 (1.74%) Intel Security
12 3 (1.74%) NetApp
12 3 (1.74%) Remedy