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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 46 61 62
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Contract jobs citing IBM 84 46 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.30% 2.21% 2.30%
As % of the Vendors category 6.63% 4.87% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 30 22
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£450 £411 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.42% +4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £324 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £446 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 8
Average hourly rate £16.75 - £36.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 - £34.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 - £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.51 £23.46 £24.95
% change year-on-year
+25.79% -5.97%
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
1267 944 1065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.76% 45.43% 47.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 487 506
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £211 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 71 108
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -37.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +13 29 £425 -2.85% 2
Coventry -2 18 £438 +16.66%
Birmingham +6 17 £675 +64.13% 4
Solihull - 2 £463 -
Staffordshire -7 1 - - 1
Shropshire -18 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 70 (47.62%) WebSphere
2 44 (29.93%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 37 (25.17%) SAP
4 33 (22.45%) XML
4 33 (22.45%) WebSphere MQ
5 32 (21.77%) Java
6 31 (21.09%) UNIX
7 30 (20.41%) Middleware
8 28 (19.05%) Microsoft
9 26 (17.69%) SOA
10 25 (17.01%) Oracle
11 24 (16.33%) Windows
11 24 (16.33%) Web Services
12 22 (14.97%) SQL
13 19 (12.93%) Migration
14 18 (12.24%) Finance
14 18 (12.24%) Automotive
14 18 (12.24%) Manufacturing
14 18 (12.24%) SOAP
15 16 (10.88%) Linux
15 16 (10.88%) DataPower
16 15 (10.20%) TOGAF
17 14 (9.52%) HTTP
18 13 (8.84%) Red Hat
18 13 (8.84%) MS Excel
19 12 (8.16%) XSD
19 12 (8.16%) ITIL
19 12 (8.16%) zOS
19 12 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
20 11 (7.48%) Security Cleared

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 70 (47.62%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.04%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.36%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.36%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.68%) JBoss
4 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (0.68%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (8.84%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.12%) MS Office
3 2 (1.36%) SPSS
4 1 (0.68%) CATIA
4 1 (0.68%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.76%) TRIRIGA
2 4 (2.72%) Maximo
3 2 (1.36%) BPCS
3 2 (1.36%) Agresso
3 2 (1.36%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (1.36%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.68%) Magento
4 1 (0.68%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.68%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.36%) Google Apps
1 2 (1.36%) IBM SmartCloud
1 2 (1.36%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.52%) HTTP
2 10 (6.80%) FTP
3 8 (5.44%) SAN
4 7 (4.76%) Firewall
5 4 (2.72%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.04%) Broadband
7 2 (1.36%) Packet Switching
7 2 (1.36%) WAN
7 2 (1.36%) VPN
7 2 (1.36%) Wireless
7 2 (1.36%) IPsec
7 2 (1.36%) MPLS
7 2 (1.36%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.68%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.12%) SAP Data Services
2 6 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.40%) DB2
4 4 (2.72%) DataStage
5 3 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.36%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.36%) QualityStage
6 2 (1.36%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.36%) WhereScape RED
6 2 (1.36%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (1.36%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (1.36%) Cognos Transformer
7 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.68%) MySQL
7 1 (0.68%) Big Data
7 1 (0.68%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.40%) SoapUI
2 3 (2.04%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.04%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.36%) PVCS
3 2 (1.36%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.68%) Ant
4 1 (0.68%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.68%) MSI
4 1 (0.68%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.68%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.68%) Subversion
4 1 (0.68%) Maven
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
General
1 18 (12.24%) Finance
1 18 (12.24%) Automotive
1 18 (12.24%) Manufacturing
2 5 (3.40%) Banking
3 4 (2.72%) Military
4 3 (2.04%) Retail
5 2 (1.36%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (28.57%) Architect
2 33 (22.45%) Integration Architect
3 31 (21.09%) Analyst
4 27 (18.37%) Developer
5 13 (8.84%) WebSphere Developer
6 11 (7.48%) Business Analyst
6 11 (7.48%) Programme Manager
7 10 (6.80%) Enterprise Architect
8 8 (5.44%) Consultant
9 6 (4.08%) Administrator
9 6 (4.08%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
10 5 (3.40%) Integration Analyst
10 5 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.40%) Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (2.72%) Test Analyst
11 4 (2.72%) Senior Developer
12 3 (2.04%) WebSphere Consultant
12 3 (2.04%) Software Engineer
12 3 (2.04%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (29.93%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 33 (22.45%) XML
2 33 (22.45%) WebSphere MQ
3 30 (20.41%) Middleware
4 24 (16.33%) Web Services
5 18 (12.24%) SOAP
6 12 (8.16%) XSD
7 11 (7.48%) REST
8 9 (6.12%) J2EE
9 7 (4.76%) WSDL
9 7 (4.76%) XML Schema
10 6 (4.08%) TopLink
11 4 (2.72%) HTML
12 2 (1.36%) CSS
12 2 (1.36%) EDI
13 1 (0.68%) JMS
13 1 (0.68%) LAMP
13 1 (0.68%) JSP
13 1 (0.68%) Servlets
13 1 (0.68%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.88%) DataPower
2 12 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.12%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.40%) AS400
5 5 (3.40%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.72%) Kindle
7 3 (2.04%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.36%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.36%) GIS
9 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.68%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.68%) User Experience
9 1 (0.68%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 31 (21.09%) UNIX
2 24 (16.33%) Windows
3 16 (10.88%) Linux
4 12 (8.16%) zOS
5 7 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.72%) AIX
8 4 (2.72%) Solaris
8 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.36%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.36%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (17.69%) SOA
2 19 (12.93%) Migration
3 15 (10.20%) TOGAF
4 12 (8.16%) ITIL
5 11 (7.48%) ETL
5 11 (7.48%) EAI
6 9 (6.12%) Data Modelling
6 9 (6.12%) PRINCE2
6 9 (6.12%) Data Mapping
7 8 (5.44%) Integration Testing
7 8 (5.44%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (4.76%) Programme Management
8 7 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (4.76%) UML
8 7 (4.76%) Project Management
8 7 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (4.08%) Unit Testing
9 6 (4.08%) Data Migration
9 6 (4.08%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.77%) Java
2 22 (14.97%) SQL
3 6 (4.08%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.72%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.72%) VB
5 3 (2.04%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.04%) VBA
6 2 (1.36%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.36%) ActionScript 2.0
6 2 (1.36%) Perl
6 2 (1.36%) ActionScript
6 2 (1.36%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.68%) PHP
7 1 (0.68%) Jython
7 1 (0.68%) Korn
Qualifications
1 11 (7.48%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.80%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.76%) Degree
4 2 (1.36%) CITP
4 2 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.36%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (1.36%) RHCE
4 2 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.36%) GIAC
4 2 (1.36%) GCIH
4 2 (1.36%) ACSA
5 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.68%) MBA
5 1 (0.68%) ISEB
5 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.72%) ISO 9001
1 4 (2.72%) SLA
2 2 (1.36%) QA
2 2 (1.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.68%) vSphere
3 1 (0.68%) RHEV
3 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (2.72%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.04%) CA LISA
3 2 (1.36%) Puppet
4 1 (0.68%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.68%) SCOM
4 1 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 37 (25.17%) SAP
2 28 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 25 (17.01%) Oracle
4 13 (8.84%) Red Hat
5 9 (6.12%) VMware
6 7 (4.76%) TIBCO
6 7 (4.76%) HP
7 5 (3.40%) webMethods
8 4 (2.72%) NetApp
8 4 (2.72%) Lotus
8 4 (2.72%) Dell
8 4 (2.72%) Cognos
9 3 (2.04%) BMC
9 3 (2.04%) CA
9 3 (2.04%) Informatica
9 3 (2.04%) Sun
9 3 (2.04%) Symantec
9 3 (2.04%) Green Hat
10 2 (1.36%) Rackspace
10 2 (1.36%) Talend
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