Period
to 20 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

IBM
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 42 66
Rank change year-on-year -14 +24 -6
Contract jobs citing IBM 39 63 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.49% 4.19% 1.46%
As % of the Vendors category 5.80% 8.43% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 52 11
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -36.00%
10th Percentile £288 £305 £325
90th Percentile £463 £624 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £414 £425 £424
% change year-on-year -2.65% +0.29% -0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 - £17.00
10th Percentile £13.51 - £13.10
90th Percentile £19.00 - £21.30
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.75 £15.25 £31.44
% change year-on-year +29.51% -51.49% +87.70%

IBM is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Birmingham.

All Vendors
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 672 747 651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 42.86% 49.73% 47.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 447 340
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £217
90th Percentile £538 £575 £501
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 39
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.97% -3.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £10.10 £10.60 £10.60
90th Percentile £20.88 £20.70 £34.20
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year +6.90% -8.52% -

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing IBM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in Birmingham

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IBM in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in Birmingham

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in Birmingham over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in Birmingham

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for IBM.

1 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 13 (33.33%) Python
3 11 (28.21%) PowerShell
3 11 (28.21%) Rational DOORS
4 10 (25.64%) Degree
4 10 (25.64%) FMCG
4 10 (25.64%) C#
4 10 (25.64%) VB
4 10 (25.64%) Task Automation
4 10 (25.64%) WinAutomation
5 8 (20.51%) Change Management
6 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
7 6 (15.38%) Windows
8 5 (12.82%) SQL
8 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
8 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
8 5 (12.82%) Symantec
8 5 (12.82%) MATLAB
8 5 (12.82%) VMware
8 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
8 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (10.26%) Fat Client
9 4 (10.26%) SCCM
9 4 (10.26%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (10.26%) Meraki
9 4 (10.26%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (10.26%) WSUS
9 4 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Maximo
2 2 (5.13%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) SAN
2 1 (2.56%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.56%) DB2
2 1 (2.56%) DTS
2 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (25.64%) WinAutomation
3 1 (2.56%) ERwin
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Automation Engineer
1 8 (20.51%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Active Directory Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) PowerShell Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Change Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) IT Change Manager
5 2 (5.13%) IT Manager
5 2 (5.13%) MATLAB Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.56%) AIX Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Cognos BI Consultant
6 1 (2.56%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) IBM Technical Architect
6 1 (2.56%) MATLAB Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) FMCG
2 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
3 4 (10.26%) Blackberry
3 4 (10.26%) Fat Client
3 4 (10.26%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) AIX
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (2.56%) HPUX
3 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Task Automation
2 8 (20.51%) Change Management
3 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 4 (10.26%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
4 4 (10.26%) Software Deployment
5 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.69%) SOA
5 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.13%) CAFM
6 2 (5.13%) Change Control
6 2 (5.13%) CRM
6 2 (5.13%) DevOps
6 2 (5.13%) Facilities Management
7 1 (2.56%) Analytics
7 1 (2.56%) Data Integration
7 1 (2.56%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) Python
2 11 (28.21%) PowerShell
3 10 (25.64%) C#
3 10 (25.64%) VB
4 5 (12.82%) MATLAB
4 5 (12.82%) SQL
5 4 (10.26%) C
5 4 (10.26%) C++
6 3 (7.69%) Java
7 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (10.26%) Terminal Services
3 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.26%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (10.26%) SafeCom
1 4 (10.26%) SCCM
1 4 (10.26%) WSUS
2 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
1 5 (12.82%) Symantec
1 5 (12.82%) VMware
2 4 (10.26%) Cisco
2 4 (10.26%) McAfee
2 4 (10.26%) Meraki
2 4 (10.26%) NetApp
2 4 (10.26%) Wyse
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) Cognos
4 2 (5.13%) HP
5 1 (2.56%) Citrix
5 1 (2.56%) Coremetrics
5 1 (2.56%) Embarcadero
5 1 (2.56%) Google
5 1 (2.56%) Netezza
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.56%) Veeam