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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 - 34
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing IBM 7 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.12% - 1.56%
As % of the Vendors category 4.49% - 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
Median daily rate £319 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 - £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 - £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £420
% change year-on-year - -4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.37 £28.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.55% -20.83%  

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 156 150 103
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 47.27% 40.98% 40.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 86 70
Median daily rate £388 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £275 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 4
Median hourly rate £16.28 £19.00 £10.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.31% +85.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £13.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £20.00 £21.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +8.57%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 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 3 months to 23 April 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 23 April 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 12 (85.71%) ITIL
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 11 (78.57%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (78.57%) InterSystems
2 11 (78.57%) Fiorano
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (78.57%) WebSphere
2 11 (78.57%) Release Management
2 11 (78.57%) IBM Integration Bus
2 11 (78.57%) JCAPS
3 10 (71.43%) Service Delivery
3 10 (71.43%) XML
4 9 (64.29%) PRINCE2
4 9 (64.29%) HL7
5 8 (57.14%) XSLT
5 8 (57.14%) ITIL V3
6 6 (42.86%) Project Management
6 6 (42.86%) Service Management
6 6 (42.86%) Business Analysis
6 6 (42.86%) ITSM
7 3 (21.43%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (21.43%) Degree
7 3 (21.43%) ISEB
8 2 (14.29%) Client/Server
8 2 (14.29%) NHS
8 2 (14.29%) Change Management
8 2 (14.29%) Finance
8 2 (14.29%) QA
8 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
8 2 (14.29%) Retail

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 11 (78.57%) BizTalk Server
1 11 (78.57%) JCAPS
1 11 (78.57%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
1 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
1 1 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (7.14%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 5 (35.71%) Applications Support
4 4 (28.57%) Applications Manager
4 4 (28.57%) Applications Support Manager
4 4 (28.57%) Support Analyst
4 4 (28.57%) Support Manager
5 2 (14.29%) Business Integration Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL Business Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Support Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Technical Support
5 2 (14.29%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Deployment Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Release Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) IBM Integration Bus
2 10 (71.43%) XML
3 8 (57.14%) XSLT
4 1 (7.14%) .NET
4 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Client/Server
1 2 (14.29%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (7.14%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) ITIL
2 11 (78.57%) Release Management
3 10 (71.43%) Service Delivery
4 9 (64.29%) PRINCE2
5 8 (57.14%) ITIL V3
6 6 (42.86%) Business Analysis
6 6 (42.86%) ITSM
6 6 (42.86%) Project Management
6 6 (42.86%) Service Management
7 3 (21.43%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (14.29%) Change Management
8 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
8 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
8 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
9 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
9 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
9 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
9 1 (7.14%) UML
9 1 (7.14%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (64.29%) HL7
2 2 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) BMC Marimba
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Fiorano
1 11 (78.57%) InterSystems
2 1 (7.14%) BMC
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Remedy
2 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow