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 24 June 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 Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 21 19
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2  
Contract jobs citing IBM 9 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 12.68% 4.11% 3.82%
As % of the Vendors category 40.91% 16.67% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 0
Median daily rate £300 £430 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.15% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £405
% change year-on-year - -1.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £28.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.94% -24.00%  

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 22 36 44
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 30.99% 24.66% 28.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 30 22
Median daily rate £373 £427 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.69% +13.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £304 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £443 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £8.83 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM in Halifax.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in Halifax

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 9 (60.00%) Java
1 9 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (40.00%) J2EE
2 6 (40.00%) CSS
2 6 (40.00%) HTML
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) B2B
4 4 (26.67%) Banking
4 4 (26.67%) IBM Sterling
5 3 (20.00%) ISPF
5 3 (20.00%) Tandem
5 3 (20.00%) Axway
5 3 (20.00%) iSeries
5 3 (20.00%) WebSphere Portal
5 3 (20.00%) Open Source
5 3 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
5 3 (20.00%) Sun
5 3 (20.00%) Sun Certification
5 3 (20.00%) zOS
5 3 (20.00%) JCL
5 3 (20.00%) Middleware
5 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
5 3 (20.00%) Service Management
5 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) JDBC
5 3 (20.00%) JSP
5 3 (20.00%) Servlets

IBM
Co-occurring 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 9 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (20.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (13.33%) StreamWeaver
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) FTP
2 1 (6.67%) Skype
2 1 (6.67%) SSL
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (13.33%) NetBeans
3 1 (6.67%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (26.67%) WebSphere Developer
3 4 (26.67%) WebSphere Portal Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Java WebSphere Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Portal Developer
5 2 (13.33%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (13.33%) J2EE WebSphere Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Developer
5 2 (13.33%) z/OS Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (6.67%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
6 1 (6.67%) HTML CSS Developer
6 1 (6.67%) HTML Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) CSS
1 6 (40.00%) HTML
1 6 (40.00%) J2EE
2 3 (20.00%) ISPF
2 3 (20.00%) JDBC
2 3 (20.00%) JSP
2 3 (20.00%) Middleware
2 3 (20.00%) Servlets
3 2 (13.33%) .NET
3 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
3 2 (13.33%) JMS
3 2 (13.33%) JNI
3 2 (13.33%) REST
3 2 (13.33%) SOAP
3 2 (13.33%) Spring
3 2 (13.33%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) iSeries
1 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (20.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
2 3 (20.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) B2B
2 3 (20.00%) Open Source
2 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (20.00%) Service Management
3 2 (13.33%) System Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Task Automation
3 2 (13.33%) Workflow
4 1 (6.67%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) JCL
4 2 (13.33%) Python
4 2 (13.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) IBM Sterling
3 3 (20.00%) Axway
3 3 (20.00%) Sun