Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 84 56
Rank change year-on-year -35 -28 -8
Contract jobs citing IBM 132 201 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.67% 2.28% 3.09%
As % of the Vendors category 3.80% 4.93% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 134 138
Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £309
90th Percentile £575 £593 £675
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 5
Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -50.70% -10.17%
England median hourly rate £24.00 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% -2.70% +17.37%

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 3,470 4,081 3,708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 43.98% 46.30% 44.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,110 2,306 1,880
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £213 £214 £225
90th Percentile £560 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 181 218
Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -1.69% -6.94%
10th Percentile £9.75 £10.00 £10.29
90th Percentile £43.75 £33.25 £34.65
England median hourly rate £17.49 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.06% -2.78% +9.09%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for IBM in the Midlands

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in the Midlands

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in the Midlands

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in the Midlands

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 January 2018. 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 -35 91 £425 -0.58% 33
East Midlands +10 38 £435 +19.18% 9
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 41 (31.06%) Oracle
2 38 (28.79%) Security Cleared
3 36 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 36 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 34 (25.76%) SQL
5 32 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
6 31 (23.48%) Amazon AWS
6 31 (23.48%) Cisco
7 27 (20.45%) ITIL
8 25 (18.94%) Linux
9 23 (17.42%) Cognos
9 23 (17.42%) WAN
9 23 (17.42%) McAfee
10 22 (16.67%) CheckPoint
10 22 (16.67%) F5
11 21 (15.91%) Internet
11 21 (15.91%) BMC
11 21 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (15.91%) Windows
11 21 (15.91%) Firewall
12 20 (15.15%) Wireless
12 20 (15.15%) Finance
12 20 (15.15%) Blue Coat
12 20 (15.15%) Unix
12 20 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
12 20 (15.15%) WAN Optimisation
12 20 (15.15%) Network Load Balancing
12 20 (15.15%) Network Packet Analysis
13 18 (13.64%) DevOps
13 18 (13.64%) Fortinet

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 16 (12.12%) WebSphere
2 15 (11.36%) JBoss
3 9 (6.82%) Apache
4 7 (5.30%) IIS
4 7 (5.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (4.55%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (3.79%) MS Exchange
7 4 (3.03%) OpenStack
8 3 (2.27%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.52%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (1.52%) Apache Synapse
9 2 (1.52%) ArcGIS
9 2 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.52%) SAS
9 2 (1.52%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
9 2 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.76%) CMS
10 1 (0.76%) Liferay
10 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.03%) Simulink
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.76%) SPSS
3 1 (0.76%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 13 (9.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (3.03%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (2.27%) Maximo
4 2 (1.52%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (1.52%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.76%) BPCS
5 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 32 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (23.48%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.52%) SaaS
5 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (17.42%) WAN
2 21 (15.91%) Firewall
2 21 (15.91%) Internet
3 20 (15.15%) Wireless
4 18 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (7.58%) MPLS
5 10 (7.58%) VPN
6 8 (6.06%) BGP
6 8 (6.06%) HSRP
6 8 (6.06%) OSPF
6 8 (6.06%) VLAN
7 4 (3.03%) SAN
8 3 (2.27%) DNS
8 3 (2.27%) FTP
8 3 (2.27%) LAN
9 2 (1.52%) Converged Networks
9 2 (1.52%) Network Security
9 2 (1.52%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.76%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.85%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 11 (8.33%) Cognos Report Studio
2 11 (8.33%) DecisionStream
2 11 (8.33%) Power BI
2 11 (8.33%) Semantic Layer
2 11 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (6.82%) SQL Server
4 8 (6.06%) DB2
4 8 (6.06%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.30%) MySQL
6 6 (4.55%) Hadoop
6 6 (4.55%) RDBMS
7 4 (3.03%) IBM InfoSphere
7 4 (3.03%) MariaDB
7 4 (3.03%) OLAP
7 4 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.27%) DataStage
9 2 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.52%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (1.52%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 11 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.55%) GitLab
2 6 (4.55%) JMeter
2 6 (4.55%) Selenium
2 6 (4.55%) Subversion
2 6 (4.55%) TeamCity
3 5 (3.79%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.76%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.76%) JUnit
4 1 (0.76%) Maven
4 1 (0.76%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.76%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.76%) WinAutomation
General
1 20 (15.15%) Finance
2 12 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 10 (7.58%) Retail
4 5 (3.79%) Legal
5 4 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.27%) Automotive
6 3 (2.27%) Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Back Office
7 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (18.18%) Developer
2 20 (15.15%) Network Engineer
3 17 (12.88%) Architect
4 11 (8.33%) Analyst
5 10 (7.58%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.82%) Network Support
6 9 (6.82%) Network Support Engineer
7 8 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (5.30%) Consultant
8 7 (5.30%) Incident Engineer
9 6 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.55%) Integration Architect
9 6 (4.55%) Unix Engineer
10 5 (3.79%) Java Developer
11 4 (3.03%) Asset Management Analyst
11 4 (3.03%) Cognos Developer
11 4 (3.03%) IT Manager
11 4 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (3.03%) Technical Architect
11 4 (3.03%) TM1 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.33%) Middleware
2 7 (5.30%) J2EE
3 6 (4.55%) JSON
3 6 (4.55%) REST
4 5 (3.79%) Hibernate
4 5 (3.79%) SOAP
4 5 (3.79%) Spring
4 5 (3.79%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (3.03%) IBM Integration Bus
5 4 (3.03%) JPA
5 4 (3.03%) MSMQ
5 4 (3.03%) Spring MVC
6 3 (2.27%) Web Services
7 2 (1.52%) .NET
7 2 (1.52%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.52%) Apache Camel
7 2 (1.52%) Kafka
7 2 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.52%) Velocity
7 2 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.85%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.33%) DataPower
3 8 (6.06%) PKI
4 7 (5.30%) HACMP
5 6 (4.55%) Clustering
5 6 (4.55%) Driving Licence
5 6 (4.55%) LPAR
6 5 (3.79%) Blackberry
6 5 (3.79%) Fat Client
6 5 (3.79%) Thin Client
7 4 (3.03%) Mainframe
7 4 (3.03%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.27%) AS400
8 3 (2.27%) iSeries
9 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.52%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (1.52%) TM Forum
10 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.76%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.94%) Linux
2 21 (15.91%) Windows
3 20 (15.15%) Unix
4 11 (8.33%) AIX
5 8 (6.06%) HPUX
6 7 (5.30%) Solaris
7 4 (3.03%) Windows Server
8 3 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.52%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.52%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.76%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.76%) MVS
10 1 (0.76%) OS/400
10 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.45%) ITIL
2 21 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (15.15%) Network Load Balancing
3 20 (15.15%) Network Packet Analysis
3 20 (15.15%) WAN Optimisation
4 18 (13.64%) Analytics
4 18 (13.64%) DevOps
5 17 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (10.61%) Root Cause Analysis
7 13 (9.85%) ITIL V3
8 12 (9.09%) SOA
9 11 (8.33%) Asset Management
9 11 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
9 11 (8.33%) PLM
9 11 (8.33%) Visualisation
10 8 (6.06%) Change Management
10 8 (6.06%) Coaching
11 7 (5.30%) High Availability
11 7 (5.30%) Service Delivery
11 7 (5.30%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (25.76%) SQL
2 8 (6.06%) Java
3 7 (5.30%) JavaScript
3 7 (5.30%) Shell Script
4 6 (4.55%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.79%) MATLAB
6 3 (2.27%) C
6 3 (2.27%) C#
6 3 (2.27%) RPG
7 2 (1.52%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.52%) C++
7 2 (1.52%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
7 2 (1.52%) Python
7 2 (1.52%) R
7 2 (1.52%) RPG III
7 2 (1.52%) RPG/400
7 2 (1.52%) VB
8 1 (0.76%) COBOL
8 1 (0.76%) RPG IV
8 1 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (28.79%) Security Cleared
2 36 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 20 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (13.64%) CCNP
5 6 (4.55%) CCIE
5 6 (4.55%) Check Point Certification
5 6 (4.55%) CISSP
6 4 (3.03%) OCP
6 4 (3.03%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (2.27%) Degree
8 2 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.52%) ISEB
8 2 (1.52%) MCSA
8 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.76%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.27%) SLA
2 2 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 19770
2 2 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 11 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.30%) PowerHA
5 6 (4.55%) KVM
5 6 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (4.55%) Xen
6 5 (3.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (3.79%) Terminal Services
6 5 (3.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 5 (3.79%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (3.03%) Docker
7 4 (3.03%) vSphere
8 2 (1.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (11.36%) Tivoli
2 14 (10.61%) FortiGate
3 10 (7.58%) Ansible
3 10 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (7.58%) Puppet
4 9 (6.82%) SCCM
5 7 (5.30%) WSUS
6 6 (4.55%) Graylog
6 6 (4.55%) logstash
6 6 (4.55%) Nagios
6 6 (4.55%) Rundeck
7 5 (3.79%) IBM BigFix
7 5 (3.79%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (3.79%) SafeCom
7 5 (3.79%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 4 (3.03%) Kubernetes
8 4 (3.03%) Terraform
9 3 (2.27%) SCOM
10 2 (1.52%) MOM
10 2 (1.52%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 41 (31.06%) Oracle
2 36 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 31 (23.48%) Cisco
4 23 (17.42%) Cognos
4 23 (17.42%) McAfee
5 22 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 22 (16.67%) F5
6 21 (15.91%) BMC
7 20 (15.15%) Blue Coat
8 18 (13.64%) Fortinet
9 17 (12.88%) VMware
10 16 (12.12%) HP
11 14 (10.61%) Aruba
12 13 (9.85%) Tableau
13 10 (7.58%) Splunk
14 9 (6.82%) NetApp
15 8 (6.06%) SAP
16 7 (5.30%) Symantec
16 7 (5.30%) Veritas
17 6 (4.55%) Micro Focus