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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 41 53 35
Rank change year-on-year +12 -18  
Contract jobs citing IBM 17 7 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.66% 1.09% 3.13%
As % of the Vendors category 5.70% 2.34% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 13
Median daily rate £425 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.62% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year +2.73% +29.20%  

IBM is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 298 299 329
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 46.64% 46.57% 46.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 156 191
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 19
Median hourly rate £14.63 £12.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.87% -17.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £6.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £22.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing IBM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in Birmingham

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 13 (34.21%) ITIL
2 12 (31.58%) HP
3 11 (28.95%) SAN
4 10 (26.32%) Linux
4 10 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (23.68%) SLA
5 9 (23.68%) SQL
6 8 (21.05%) EMC
6 8 (21.05%) Finance
6 8 (21.05%) Migration
6 8 (21.05%) Network Security
7 7 (18.42%) Problem Management
7 7 (18.42%) Incident Management
7 7 (18.42%) Change Management
7 7 (18.42%) VMware
7 7 (18.42%) VMware ESX
7 7 (18.42%) NetApp
7 7 (18.42%) Dell
7 7 (18.42%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (15.79%) Windows
8 6 (15.79%) Workflow
8 6 (15.79%) Brocade
9 5 (13.16%) Retail
9 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
9 5 (13.16%) Manufacturing
9 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (13.16%) Data Modelling
9 5 (13.16%) Java
9 5 (13.16%) Unix
9 5 (13.16%) SAP

IBM
Top Related 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 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (2.63%) JBoss
3 1 (2.63%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Office
2 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (2.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.63%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) SAN
2 8 (21.05%) Network Security
3 1 (2.63%) BIG-IP
3 1 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (2.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) DB2
2 4 (10.53%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.63%) Data Mart
4 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.63%) DataStage
4 1 (2.63%) Informix
4 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.63%) OLAP
4 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (2.63%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.63%) Subversion
2 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.63%) VersionOne
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Manufacturing
2 5 (13.16%) Retail
2 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Electronics
4 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Architect
2 8 (21.05%) Consultant
2 8 (21.05%) Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Technical Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Administrator
4 4 (10.53%) Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Data Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Data Quality Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) SAN Administrator
4 4 (10.53%) SAP Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) SAP Data Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) SAP Technical Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Storage Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) HP Storage Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Security Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) J2EE
1 2 (5.26%) JMS
1 2 (5.26%) SOAP
1 2 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) CLARiiON
2 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) Symmetrix DMX
3 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.26%) HP Storage
4 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Linux
2 6 (15.79%) Windows
3 5 (13.16%) Unix
4 4 (10.53%) HPUX
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) ITIL
2 8 (21.05%) Migration
3 7 (18.42%) Change Management
3 7 (18.42%) Customer Requirements
3 7 (18.42%) Incident Management
3 7 (18.42%) Problem Management
4 6 (15.79%) Workflow
5 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.16%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (13.16%) Data Modelling
5 5 (13.16%) Escalation Management
5 5 (13.16%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (13.16%) Technical Analysis
6 4 (10.53%) Information Governance
6 4 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (7.89%) Coaching
7 3 (7.89%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (7.89%) Product Management
7 3 (7.89%) SOA
7 3 (7.89%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) SQL
2 5 (13.16%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) C
3 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) A+ Certification
1 3 (7.89%) CCNA
1 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (7.89%) RHCE
1 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) SLA
2 4 (10.53%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.63%) Basel II
3 1 (2.63%) IFRS
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) VMware ESX
2 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 4 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.89%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (5.26%) Ansible
2 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) HP
2 8 (21.05%) EMC
3 7 (18.42%) Dell
3 7 (18.42%) NetApp
3 7 (18.42%) VMware
4 6 (15.79%) Brocade
5 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
5 5 (13.16%) SAP
6 4 (10.53%) 3PAR
6 4 (10.53%) Cisco
7 3 (7.89%) Cognos
7 3 (7.89%) Oracle
7 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.63%) CA
8 1 (2.63%) Citrix
8 1 (2.63%) Informatica
8 1 (2.63%) Juniper
8 1 (2.63%) Netezza
8 1 (2.63%) Remedy
8 1 (2.63%) Veritas