Period
to 27 July 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 27 July 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
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 70 46
Rank change year-on-year +17 -24 +15
Contract jobs citing IBM 9 1 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.39% 0.15% 3.56%
As % of the Vendors category 2.84% 0.37% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 18
Cardiff median daily rate £350 £550 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +46.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £290 £525 £215
90th Percentile £362 £575 £450
South Wales median daily rate £360 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -4.00% - -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Cardiff median hourly rate - - £12.14
South Wales median hourly rate - - £12.50

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 Cardiff.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 317 272 280
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 48.84% 41.09% 43.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 160 198
Cardiff median daily rate £355 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.36% +7.69% -4.41%
10th Percentile £175 £210 £200
90th Percentile £538 £484 £450
South Wales median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 15
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.32% -2.27% +13.29%
10th Percentile £10.92 £11.55 £10.75
90th Percentile £37.35 £19.70 £28.25
South Wales median hourly rate £16.07 £13.50 £15.86
% change year-on-year +19.04% -14.88% +9.38%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for IBM in Cardiff

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in Cardiff

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in Cardiff over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in Cardiff

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for IBM.

1 7 (77.78%) ITIL
1 7 (77.78%) PRINCE2
1 7 (77.78%) SOAP
1 7 (77.78%) XML
1 7 (77.78%) SoapUI
2 6 (66.67%) JCAPS
2 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 6 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 6 (66.67%) Release Management
2 6 (66.67%) IBM Integration Bus
2 6 (66.67%) HL7
2 6 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 6 (66.67%) XSLT
2 6 (66.67%) C++
2 6 (66.67%) Project Management
2 6 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 6 (66.67%) InterSystems
2 6 (66.67%) Migration
2 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) Fiorano
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (44.44%) Service Management
5 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
5 3 (33.33%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 6 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (66.67%) JCAPS
1 6 (66.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
2 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
3 4 (44.44%) Lead Test Analyst
4 3 (33.33%) Team Leader
4 3 (33.33%) Test Leader
4 3 (33.33%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (11.11%) C++ Team Leader
5 1 (11.11%) Deployment Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Release Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) SOAP
1 7 (77.78%) XML
2 6 (66.67%) IBM Integration Bus
2 6 (66.67%) XSLT
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (11.11%) iSeries
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) ITIL
1 7 (77.78%) PRINCE2
2 6 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 6 (66.67%) Migration
2 6 (66.67%) Project Management
2 6 (66.67%) Release Management
2 6 (66.67%) Service Delivery
3 5 (55.56%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (44.44%) Service Management
5 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
6 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (11.11%) ITSM
7 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 1 (11.11%) UML
7 1 (11.11%) Use Case
7 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) HL7
2 2 (22.22%) QA
3 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) BMC Marimba
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Fiorano
1 6 (66.67%) InterSystems
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) BMC
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Remedy
2 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow