The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM
West Yorkshire / Halifax
Rank 12 19 23
Rank change year-on-year +7 +4  
Contract jobs citing IBM 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 8.11% 2.15% 1.17%
As % of the Vendors category 26.09% 8.00% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £440 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year +30.43% +1.76%  

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 Halifax.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 23 25 47
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 31.08% 26.88% 27.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 28
Median daily rate £423 £380 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.18% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £322 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £480 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £11.25 £9.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -28.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax 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 Halifax

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in Halifax

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in Halifax

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

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

1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) Banking
2 4 (50.00%) IBM Sterling
2 4 (50.00%) ISPF
2 4 (50.00%) JCL
2 4 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (50.00%) B2B
2 4 (50.00%) zOS
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 3 (37.50%) FTP
3 3 (37.50%) Middleware
3 3 (37.50%) Service Management
3 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 3 (37.50%) Axway
3 3 (37.50%) Tandem
3 3 (37.50%) iSeries
3 3 (37.50%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (25.00%) System Testing
4 2 (25.00%) StreamWeaver
4 2 (25.00%) Workflow
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 1 (12.50%) DB2
5 1 (12.50%) COBOL
5 1 (12.50%) Fortran
5 1 (12.50%) Easytrieve

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax 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 2 (25.00%) StreamWeaver
2 1 (12.50%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) FTP
2 1 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
1 1 (12.50%) Easytrieve
General
1 5 (62.50%) Banking
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Developer
2 2 (25.00%) z/OS Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) ISPF
2 3 (37.50%) Middleware
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (37.50%) iSeries
2 3 (37.50%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) zOS
3 3 (37.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) B2B
2 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
2 3 (37.50%) Service Management
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) JCL
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (12.50%) Assembly Language
3 1 (12.50%) COBOL
3 1 (12.50%) Fortran
3 1 (12.50%) REXX
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) IBM Sterling
3 3 (37.50%) Axway