Period
to 9 July 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 9 July 2020 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 103 157 148
Rank change year-on-year +54 -9 -24
Contract jobs citing IBM 40 73 109
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.46% 1.06% 1.33%
As % of the Vendors category 3.04% 2.38% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 33 61
Median daily rate £488 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.71% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £343 £284 £350
90th Percentile £578 £560 £575
England median daily rate £475 £454 £450
% change year-on-year +4.63% +0.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.00% +60.00% +11.23%
England median hourly rate £34.00 £42.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +107.32% -33.30%

IBM is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the Midlands.

All Vendors
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,315 3,066 3,591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 48.01% 44.43% 43.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 1,834 2,066
Median daily rate £438 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £208 £213 £226
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 139 186
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% - -2.02%
10th Percentile £10.95 £11.17 £10.27
90th Percentile £48.27 £43.75 £34.50
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.52
% change year-on-year +10.53% +8.45% +1.15%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing IBM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in the Midlands

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IBM in the Midlands.

Daily rate trend for IBM in the Midlands

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IBM in the Midlands over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for IBM in the Midlands

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IBM in the Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for IBM in the Midlands

IBM
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 9 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +55 30 £450 +5.88% 5
East Midlands +41 10 £547 +28.64% 2
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for IBM.

1 24 (60.00%) Oracle
2 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
3 16 (40.00%) SQL
4 15 (37.50%) XML
5 14 (35.00%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (35.00%) Oracle OWB
5 14 (35.00%) Test Management
5 14 (35.00%) Test Automation
6 13 (32.50%) Test Strategy
6 13 (32.50%) Unix
6 13 (32.50%) Java
7 12 (30.00%) WebLogic
7 12 (30.00%) Windows
7 12 (30.00%) ISEB
7 12 (30.00%) HP
7 12 (30.00%) ISEB Practitioner
8 11 (27.50%) SDLC
8 11 (27.50%) Planning and Forecasting
9 10 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (25.00%) Mentoring
9 10 (25.00%) Coaching
9 10 (25.00%) CheckPoint
9 10 (25.00%) webMethods
10 8 (20.00%) Cisco
10 8 (20.00%) Azure
11 7 (17.50%) AWS
11 7 (17.50%) TOGAF
11 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (17.50%) DoDAF
11 7 (17.50%) Sparx

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 12 (30.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (35.00%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.00%) Azure
2 7 (17.50%) AWS
2 7 (17.50%) HP Helion
2 7 (17.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) Connectrix
2 1 (2.50%) DNS
2 1 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.00%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (2.50%) Big Data
2 1 (2.50%) Data Lake
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) DB2
2 1 (2.50%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (2.50%) OLAP
2 1 (2.50%) OLTP
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.50%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (5.00%) JMeter
2 2 (5.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (5.00%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (2.50%) ERwin
General
1 3 (7.50%) Automotive
1 3 (7.50%) Public Sector
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Test Manager
2 8 (20.00%) Architect
3 5 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) BPM Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.50%) Data Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.50%) QA Leader
6 1 (2.50%) QA Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Service Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (37.50%) XML
2 2 (5.00%) CSS
2 2 (5.00%) HTML
2 2 (5.00%) XSLT
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
3 1 (2.50%) JSON
3 1 (2.50%) REST
3 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Public Cloud
1 7 (17.50%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) AS400
3 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) iSeries
3 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.50%) Derivative
4 1 (2.50%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) Unix
2 12 (30.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) AIX
3 1 (2.50%) HPUX
3 1 (2.50%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Test Automation
1 14 (35.00%) Test Management
2 13 (32.50%) Test Strategy
3 11 (27.50%) Planning and Forecasting
3 11 (27.50%) SDLC
4 10 (25.00%) Coaching
4 10 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 10 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (17.50%) DoDAF
5 7 (17.50%) TOGAF
6 3 (7.50%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (7.50%) SysML
7 2 (5.00%) Acceptance Criteria
7 2 (5.00%) Data Centre Operations
7 2 (5.00%) Open Source
7 2 (5.00%) Performance Improvement
7 2 (5.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (5.00%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) SQL
2 13 (32.50%) Java
3 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) ISEB
1 12 (30.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.50%) MCITP
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.50%) GDPR
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.50%) SRDF
1 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) EMC TimeFinder
1 1 (2.50%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) Oracle
2 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
3 12 (30.00%) HP
4 10 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 10 (25.00%) webMethods
5 8 (20.00%) Cisco
6 7 (17.50%) Sparx
7 3 (7.50%) Dell
7 3 (7.50%) ServiceNow
8 2 (5.00%) Fujitsu
8 2 (5.00%) Remedy
9 1 (2.50%) Brocade
9 1 (2.50%) Citrix
9 1 (2.50%) EMC
9 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.50%) SAP
9 1 (2.50%) Sun
9 1 (2.50%) VMware