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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 36 67 59
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -8
Contract jobs citing IBM 117 47 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.40% 2.01% 2.70%
As % of the Vendors category 8.74% 3.96% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 14 14
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£400 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £334 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £490 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Average hourly rate £27.25 £37.80 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.91% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £25.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+23.52% -7.27%
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
1339 1186 856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.32% 50.73% 50.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 565 361
Average daily rate £360 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £475 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 77 107
Average hourly rate £23.50 £16.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.87% -18.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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 +12 27 £360 -9.43% 3
Staffordshire - 25 £425 -
Birmingham +9 23 £400 +10.34% 2
Coventry +10 16 £290 -29.69% 5
Shropshire -11 5 £313 -36.22%
Walsall - 2 - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 43 (29.25%) WebSphere
2 41 (27.89%) Oracle
2 41 (27.89%) SOA
3 27 (18.37%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 27 (18.37%) SQL
4 26 (17.69%) SQL Server
4 26 (17.69%) Security Cleared
4 26 (17.69%) IBM InfoSphere
5 25 (17.01%) XML
5 25 (17.01%) Microsoft
6 24 (16.33%) Migration
7 23 (15.65%) .NET
7 23 (15.65%) Java
8 21 (14.29%) C#
8 21 (14.29%) Data Modelling
8 21 (14.29%) Middleware
8 21 (14.29%) Finance
8 21 (14.29%) SC Cleared
9 19 (12.93%) EAI
10 17 (11.56%) Windows
11 16 (10.88%) SAP
11 16 (10.88%) ETL
11 16 (10.88%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (9.52%) Cognos
12 14 (9.52%) SOAP
12 14 (9.52%) Web Services
12 14 (9.52%) DataPower
12 14 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (8.84%) Data Mapping
13 13 (8.84%) ITIL

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 43 (29.25%) WebSphere
2 8 (5.44%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.44%) Documentum
3 7 (4.76%) FileNet
4 4 (2.72%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.72%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.72%) Lotus Domino
5 3 (2.04%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.36%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.36%) JBoss
6 2 (1.36%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.68%) CICS
7 1 (0.68%) Apache
7 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.68%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.68%) Mule
7 1 (0.68%) Lync
7 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.68%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 6 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.68%) Eikon
2 1 (0.68%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.80%) Firewall
2 7 (4.76%) BIG-IP
2 7 (4.76%) VoIP
2 7 (4.76%) WLAN
2 7 (4.76%) WAN
2 7 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.76%) DMVPN
2 7 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 7 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 7 (4.76%) MPLS
3 6 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (3.40%) SAN
4 5 (3.40%) HTTP
5 4 (2.72%) FTP
6 2 (1.36%) Internet
7 1 (0.68%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.68%) NAS
7 1 (0.68%) VLAN
7 1 (0.68%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.69%) SQL Server
1 26 (17.69%) IBM InfoSphere
2 12 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (7.48%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.44%) RDBMS
5 6 (4.08%) DB2
6 4 (2.72%) DataStage
6 4 (2.72%) QualityStage
7 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.04%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.68%) QlikView
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.68%) Big Data
9 1 (0.68%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 9 (6.12%) SoapUI
2 4 (2.72%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (2.72%) TortoiseSVN
2 4 (2.72%) ClearCase
2 4 (2.72%) ERwin
2 4 (2.72%) Subversion
3 2 (1.36%) Ant
4 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.68%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.68%) Maven
4 1 (0.68%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.68%) Hudson
General
1 21 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (3.40%) Law
2 5 (3.40%) Banking
3 4 (2.72%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.04%) Retail
4 3 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.04%) Automotive
5 1 (0.68%) Legal
5 1 (0.68%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (24.49%) Architect
2 33 (22.45%) Developer
3 17 (11.56%) Analyst
3 17 (11.56%) Consultant
4 15 (10.20%) Integration Architect
5 8 (5.44%) Data Architect
6 7 (4.76%) Network Engineer
6 7 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 7 (4.76%) Data Modeller
6 7 (4.76%) WebSphere Developer
6 7 (4.76%) AWS Consultant
7 6 (4.08%) Senior Developer
8 5 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (2.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (2.72%) Programme Manager
9 4 (2.72%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 4 (2.72%) Business Intelligence Manager
9 4 (2.72%) Storage Manager
9 4 (2.72%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.37%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 25 (17.01%) XML
3 23 (15.65%) .NET
4 21 (14.29%) Middleware
5 14 (9.52%) SOAP
5 14 (9.52%) Web Services
6 11 (7.48%) WSDL
6 11 (7.48%) ASP.NET
7 10 (6.80%) XSD
7 10 (6.80%) REST
8 9 (6.12%) Spring
8 9 (6.12%) CSS
9 8 (5.44%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (4.76%) AngularJS
10 7 (4.76%) RESTful
11 6 (4.08%) JSON
11 6 (4.08%) Spring MVC
12 5 (3.40%) XML Schema
12 5 (3.40%) HTML
13 3 (2.04%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.52%) DataPower
1 14 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.44%) Data Integration
3 6 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.40%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.40%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.72%) Open Source
6 3 (2.04%) User Experience
6 3 (2.04%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.36%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.36%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.68%) AS400
8 1 (0.68%) HACMP
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.68%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.56%) Windows
2 13 (8.84%) Linux
3 11 (7.48%) UNIX
4 10 (6.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (6.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.76%) Solaris
6 6 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.08%) zOS
7 5 (3.40%) HPUX
8 4 (2.72%) Windows NT
8 4 (2.72%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.04%) AIX
10 1 (0.68%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.68%) MVS
10 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.68%) Tru64
10 1 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.89%) SOA
2 24 (16.33%) Migration
3 21 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 19 (12.93%) EAI
5 16 (10.88%) ETL
5 16 (10.88%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (8.84%) ITIL
6 13 (8.84%) Data Mapping
7 12 (8.16%) Data Migration
7 12 (8.16%) Data Analysis
7 12 (8.16%) Use Case
7 12 (8.16%) Integration Testing
8 10 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (6.12%) MVC
9 9 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (5.44%) Workflow
10 8 (5.44%) Mentoring
11 7 (4.76%) Line Management
11 7 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (4.76%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.37%) SQL
2 23 (15.65%) Java
3 21 (14.29%) C#
4 5 (3.40%) VB
4 5 (3.40%) Shell Script
4 5 (3.40%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.72%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.36%) VBA
6 2 (1.36%) C
7 1 (0.68%) JCL
7 1 (0.68%) XPath
7 1 (0.68%) C++
7 1 (0.68%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 26 (17.69%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.76%) CCNP
3 7 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.08%) Degree
5 4 (2.72%) IBM Certification
6 3 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.36%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.36%) MCITP
7 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.36%) MCSE
8 1 (0.68%) MCSA
8 1 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.68%) HP APS
8 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.08%) SLA
2 4 (2.72%) QA
2 4 (2.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) XenApp
3 1 (0.68%) vSphere
3 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (0.68%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (6.12%) CA LISA
2 7 (4.76%) CiscoWorks
3 6 (4.08%) Tivoli
4 5 (3.40%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.72%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (2.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 41 (27.89%) Oracle
2 25 (17.01%) Microsoft
3 16 (10.88%) SAP
4 14 (9.52%) Cognos
5 12 (8.16%) Netezza
6 10 (6.80%) TIBCO
6 10 (6.80%) webMethods
6 10 (6.80%) Cisco
7 9 (6.12%) Green Hat
7 9 (6.12%) Solace
8 8 (5.44%) VMware
9 7 (4.76%) Blue Coat
9 7 (4.76%) McAfee
9 7 (4.76%) Fortinet
9 7 (4.76%) BMC
9 7 (4.76%) SolarWinds
9 7 (4.76%) F5
10 6 (4.08%) i2
10 6 (4.08%) CheckPoint
11 5 (3.40%) Red Hat
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