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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 42 64 55
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -9
Contract jobs citing IBM 89 44 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.48% 2.12% 2.62%
As % of the Vendors category 6.96% 4.90% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 27 33
Average daily rate
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£438 £423 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +9.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £390 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £460 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Average hourly rate £16.75 - £36.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 - £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 - £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.53 £19.50 £30.70
% change year-on-year
+61.66% -36.48%
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
1279 898 1073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.96% 43.32% 46.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 462 517
Average daily rate £330 £330 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 51 96
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +11 25 £450 +2.85% 2
Coventry +10 22 £450 - 1
Birmingham +4 18 £625 +51.51% 4
Shropshire -15 2 - -
West Bromwich - 1 - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM.

1 59 (41.55%) WebSphere
2 42 (29.58%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 41 (28.87%) SAP
4 29 (20.42%) UNIX
4 29 (20.42%) Oracle
5 28 (19.72%) Java
5 28 (19.72%) XML
6 27 (19.01%) WebSphere MQ
7 26 (18.31%) Microsoft
8 23 (16.20%) Middleware
9 22 (15.49%) Windows
10 21 (14.79%) SQL
10 21 (14.79%) Web Services
10 21 (14.79%) SOA
11 19 (13.38%) Migration
12 18 (12.68%) Linux
13 17 (11.97%) Finance
14 16 (11.27%) Automotive
15 15 (10.56%) TOGAF
15 15 (10.56%) HTTP
15 15 (10.56%) SOAP
15 15 (10.56%) DataPower
16 14 (9.86%) Manufacturing
17 13 (9.15%) MS Excel
17 13 (9.15%) zOS
17 13 (9.15%) Security Cleared
18 12 (8.45%) SC Cleared
18 12 (8.45%) ETL
19 11 (7.75%) ITIL
19 11 (7.75%) Red Hat

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 59 (41.55%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.82%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.41%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.70%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.70%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.70%) CICS
4 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (0.70%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (9.15%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.04%) MS Office
3 2 (1.41%) SPSS
4 1 (0.70%) CATIA
4 1 (0.70%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (6.34%) TRIRIGA
2 4 (2.82%) Agresso
2 4 (2.82%) Maximo
2 4 (2.82%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (2.82%) Cognos Controller
3 1 (0.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.70%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.70%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (0.70%) Magento
3 1 (0.70%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.70%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.41%) IBM SmartCloud
1 2 (1.41%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.70%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.56%) HTTP
2 9 (6.34%) FTP
3 8 (5.63%) Firewall
4 6 (4.23%) SAN
5 3 (2.11%) Broadband
6 2 (1.41%) Packet Switching
6 2 (1.41%) WAN
6 2 (1.41%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.41%) VPN
6 2 (1.41%) Wireless
6 2 (1.41%) IPsec
6 2 (1.41%) MPLS
6 2 (1.41%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.70%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.04%) SAP Data Services
2 6 (4.23%) DataStage
3 5 (3.52%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.52%) IBM InfoSphere
4 4 (2.82%) DB2
5 3 (2.11%) QualityStage
6 2 (1.41%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.41%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.70%) Big Data
7 1 (0.70%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.70%) MySQL
7 1 (0.70%) OLAP
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (1.41%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.41%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.41%) PVCS
2 2 (1.41%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.41%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.70%) MSI
3 1 (0.70%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.70%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.70%) Rational DOORS
General
1 17 (11.97%) Finance
2 16 (11.27%) Automotive
3 14 (9.86%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.82%) Military
5 3 (2.11%) Banking
5 3 (2.11%) Retail
6 1 (0.70%) Billing
6 1 (0.70%) Publishing
6 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (26.06%) Architect
2 28 (19.72%) Integration Architect
2 28 (19.72%) Developer
3 27 (19.01%) Analyst
4 13 (9.15%) WebSphere Developer
5 11 (7.75%) Enterprise Architect
6 9 (6.34%) Programme Manager
7 8 (5.63%) Business Analyst
8 7 (4.93%) Consultant
8 7 (4.93%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
9 6 (4.23%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.23%) Administrator
9 6 (4.23%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (3.52%) Software Engineer
11 4 (2.82%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (2.82%) Senior Developer
11 4 (2.82%) Financial Analyst
11 4 (2.82%) Integration Analyst
12 3 (2.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 3 (2.11%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (29.58%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 28 (19.72%) XML
3 27 (19.01%) WebSphere MQ
4 23 (16.20%) Middleware
5 21 (14.79%) Web Services
6 15 (10.56%) SOAP
7 10 (7.04%) REST
8 8 (5.63%) XML Schema
8 8 (5.63%) XSD
9 7 (4.93%) J2EE
10 6 (4.23%) WSDL
11 5 (3.52%) TopLink
12 2 (1.41%) EDI
13 1 (0.70%) CSS
13 1 (0.70%) HTML
13 1 (0.70%) LAMP
13 1 (0.70%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.56%) DataPower
2 11 (7.75%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.23%) Mainframe
6 5 (3.52%) AS400
7 4 (2.82%) Kindle
8 3 (2.11%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.41%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (1.41%) GIS
9 2 (1.41%) Replication
10 1 (0.70%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.70%) LPAR
10 1 (0.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 29 (20.42%) UNIX
2 22 (15.49%) Windows
3 18 (12.68%) Linux
4 13 (9.15%) zOS
5 9 (6.34%) AIX
6 7 (4.93%) Solaris
7 6 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.41%) SUSE
10 2 (1.41%) HPUX
10 2 (1.41%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.70%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.79%) SOA
2 19 (13.38%) Migration
3 15 (10.56%) TOGAF
4 12 (8.45%) ETL
5 11 (7.75%) ITIL
5 11 (7.75%) Integration Testing
6 10 (7.04%) UML
7 9 (6.34%) Data Modelling
7 9 (6.34%) Data Mapping
8 8 (5.63%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (4.93%) Programme Management
9 7 (4.93%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (4.93%) PRINCE2
9 7 (4.93%) EAI
9 7 (4.93%) Project Management
9 7 (4.93%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (4.93%) Software Engineering
9 7 (4.93%) Analytics
10 6 (4.23%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.72%) Java
2 21 (14.79%) SQL
3 4 (2.82%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.11%) Korn
4 3 (2.11%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.41%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.41%) VB
5 2 (1.41%) ActionScript
5 2 (1.41%) VBA
5 2 (1.41%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.41%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (0.70%) JCL
6 1 (0.70%) Jython
6 1 (0.70%) REXX
6 1 (0.70%) C
6 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (9.15%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.45%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.93%) Degree
4 2 (1.41%) CITP
4 2 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.41%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (1.41%) ISEB
4 2 (1.41%) RHCE
4 2 (1.41%) MBA
4 2 (1.41%) GIAC
4 2 (1.41%) GCIH
4 2 (1.41%) ACSA
4 2 (1.41%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.82%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.11%) SLA
3 2 (1.41%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.70%) RACF
4 1 (0.70%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.70%) vSphere
4 1 (0.70%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 2 (1.41%) NetBackup
1 2 (1.41%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.70%) Control-M
2 1 (0.70%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.70%) SCOM
2 1 (0.70%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (0.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (28.87%) SAP
2 29 (20.42%) Oracle
3 26 (18.31%) Microsoft
4 11 (7.75%) Red Hat
5 7 (4.93%) VMware
5 7 (4.93%) Cognos
5 7 (4.93%) HP
6 6 (4.23%) TIBCO
7 4 (2.82%) webMethods
7 4 (2.82%) JD Edwards
7 4 (2.82%) Netezza
7 4 (2.82%) Dell
7 4 (2.82%) BMC
7 4 (2.82%) CA
7 4 (2.82%) NetApp
8 3 (2.11%) Sun
8 3 (2.11%) Informatica
8 3 (2.11%) Teradata
9 2 (1.41%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.41%) Talend
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