Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 92 57
Rank change year-on-year -29 -35 +19
Contract jobs citing IBM 123 206 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.59% 2.15% 3.07%
As % of the Vendors category 3.57% 4.61% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 120 138
Midlands median daily rate £400 £386 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.56% -9.12% +1.19%
10th Percentile £287 £300 £311
90th Percentile £490 £476 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £435
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.30% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 11
Midlands median hourly rate £14.22 £15.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.23% -43.40% +165.00%
10th Percentile £13.51 £11.50 £20.75
90th Percentile £40.94 £43.70 £37.80
England median hourly rate £23.75 £21.00 £33.22
% change year-on-year +13.10% -36.79% +30.27%

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 the Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3443 4471 4015
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 44.57% 46.60% 45.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2072 2484 2131
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £244 £206
90th Percentile £550 £544 £538
England median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 155 252
Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.45 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.52% -15.94% +0.47%
10th Percentile £10.11 £9.10 £10.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £25.07 £37.77
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.48 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.72% -0.14% +2.94%

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017. 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 -8 93 £388 +3.33% 14
East Midlands -42 22 £403 +3.21% 9
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 Midlands region with a requirement for IBM.

1 42 (34.15%) Oracle
2 28 (22.76%) Java
2 28 (22.76%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (19.51%) Finance
4 19 (15.45%) Microsoft
5 17 (13.82%) SQL
6 16 (13.01%) AIX
7 15 (12.20%) Unix
7 15 (12.20%) Python
7 15 (12.20%) Active Directory
7 15 (12.20%) Task Automation
8 14 (11.38%) Oracle Utilities
8 14 (11.38%) Server Hardening
8 14 (11.38%) Liferay
8 14 (11.38%) Migration
8 14 (11.38%) AppScan
8 14 (11.38%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (11.38%) Degree
8 14 (11.38%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (11.38%) Windows
9 13 (10.57%) Linux
9 13 (10.57%) WebSphere
10 12 (9.76%) LDAP
10 12 (9.76%) Data Modelling
10 12 (9.76%) ETL
10 12 (9.76%) C#
10 12 (9.76%) PowerShell
10 12 (9.76%) Jenkins
10 12 (9.76%) Oracle Database
11 11 (8.94%) Data Centre

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 14 (11.38%) Liferay
2 13 (10.57%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.88%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (4.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (4.07%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.44%) CMS
5 3 (2.44%) JBoss
6 2 (1.63%) Alfresco
6 2 (1.63%) CICS
6 2 (1.63%) Drupal
6 2 (1.63%) IIS
6 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.63%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.81%) Apache
7 1 (0.81%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.81%) SAS
7 1 (0.81%) WebLogic Integration
7 1 (0.81%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (11.38%) Oracle Utilities
2 7 (5.69%) Maximo
3 3 (2.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.63%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.63%) TRIRIGA
5 1 (0.81%) BPCS
5 1 (0.81%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.81%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.81%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.81%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.25%) IBM SmartCloud
2 3 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.63%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.63%) Office 365
4 1 (0.81%) Bluemix
4 1 (0.81%) IaaS
4 1 (0.81%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.81%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.76%) LDAP
2 5 (4.07%) Firewall
2 5 (4.07%) FTP
3 3 (2.44%) Internet
3 3 (2.44%) SAN
3 3 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.63%) SSL
5 1 (0.81%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.81%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.81%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.81%) Intranet
5 1 (0.81%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.81%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.76%) Oracle Database
2 9 (7.32%) DB2
2 9 (7.32%) IBM InfoSphere
2 9 (7.32%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.50%) DataStage
4 6 (4.88%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.25%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.44%) OLAP
7 2 (1.63%) DTS
7 2 (1.63%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.63%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (1.63%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.63%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.81%) Big Data
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (11.38%) AppScan
2 12 (9.76%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.69%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (2.44%) XMLSpy
5 2 (1.63%) ChangeMan
5 2 (1.63%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.81%) ERwin
6 1 (0.81%) Gradle
6 1 (0.81%) JSUnit
6 1 (0.81%) JUnit
6 1 (0.81%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.81%) Maven
6 1 (0.81%) Rational Application Developer
6 1 (0.81%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.81%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 24 (19.51%) Finance
2 10 (8.13%) Retail
3 7 (5.69%) Banking
4 3 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.63%) Automotive
5 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.81%) Legal
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 27 (21.95%) Consultant
2 22 (17.89%) Developer
3 15 (12.20%) Security Consultant
4 14 (11.38%) Analyst
5 10 (8.13%) Architect
6 8 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.69%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) Bid Manager
9 5 (4.07%) Maximo Consultant
9 5 (4.07%) Programme Manager
10 4 (3.25%) Active Directory Engineer
10 4 (3.25%) Data Analyst
10 4 (3.25%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (3.25%) PowerShell Engineer
10 4 (3.25%) Systems Engineer
11 3 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
11 3 (2.44%) Java Developer
11 3 (2.44%) Technical Architect
11 3 (2.44%) Test Analyst
12 2 (1.63%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.94%) Web Services
2 9 (7.32%) CSS
2 9 (7.32%) HTML
3 7 (5.69%) XML
4 6 (4.88%) .NET
4 6 (4.88%) AngularJS
4 6 (4.88%) jQuery
5 5 (4.07%) Node.js
6 4 (3.25%) CakePHP
6 4 (3.25%) Express
6 4 (3.25%) Laravel
6 4 (3.25%) MEAN Stack
6 4 (3.25%) Middleware
6 4 (3.25%) Spring
6 4 (3.25%) Symfony
6 4 (3.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (3.25%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (2.44%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.44%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (2.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.94%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.32%) FMCG
3 5 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.07%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.07%) Fat Client
3 5 (4.07%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.44%) Taxonomies
5 2 (1.63%) AS400
5 2 (1.63%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.63%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.63%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.63%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.63%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.63%) TRADACOMS
5 2 (1.63%) VSAM
6 1 (0.81%) DataPower
6 1 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.01%) AIX
2 15 (12.20%) Unix
3 14 (11.38%) Windows
4 13 (10.57%) Linux
5 4 (3.25%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.63%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.81%) HPUX
7 1 (0.81%) OS/400
7 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.76%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (12.20%) Task Automation
3 14 (11.38%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (11.38%) Migration
3 14 (11.38%) Penetration Testing
3 14 (11.38%) Server Hardening
4 12 (9.76%) Data Modelling
4 12 (9.76%) ETL
5 11 (8.94%) Change Management
6 7 (5.69%) Content Management
7 6 (4.88%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (4.88%) Performance Testing
7 6 (4.88%) Service Delivery
7 6 (4.88%) SOA
7 6 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (4.88%) Test Planning
7 6 (4.88%) Test Strategy
7 6 (4.88%) Volume Testing
8 5 (4.07%) Software Deployment
8 5 (4.07%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.76%) Java
2 17 (13.82%) SQL
3 15 (12.20%) Python
4 12 (9.76%) C#
4 12 (9.76%) PowerShell
5 10 (8.13%) VB
6 9 (7.32%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.07%) PHP
8 3 (2.44%) Perl
8 3 (2.44%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.63%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.63%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (1.63%) C
9 2 (1.63%) C++
9 2 (1.63%) COBOL
9 2 (1.63%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.63%) R
10 1 (0.81%) RPG
10 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.81%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (11.38%) Degree
2 5 (4.07%) PgMP
2 5 (4.07%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.81%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) SLA
3 2 (1.63%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 15 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.88%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.07%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (4.07%) Terminal Services
3 5 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.07%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.81%) Firmware
4 1 (0.81%) NFS
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.81%) RACF
4 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.81%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (8.13%) Tivoli
2 6 (4.88%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 5 (4.07%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (4.07%) SafeCom
3 5 (4.07%) SCCM
3 5 (4.07%) WSUS
4 4 (3.25%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 4 (3.25%) Ganglia
4 4 (3.25%) Netcool
4 4 (3.25%) nmon
5 3 (2.44%) IBM BigFix
5 3 (2.44%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (0.81%) Ansible
6 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (34.15%) Oracle
2 19 (15.45%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.94%) Black Duck
4 9 (7.32%) Cognos
5 8 (6.50%) HP
5 8 (6.50%) SAP
5 8 (6.50%) VMware
6 6 (4.88%) Fujitsu
6 6 (4.88%) McAfee
6 6 (4.88%) NetApp
6 6 (4.88%) Symantec
7 5 (4.07%) Cisco
7 5 (4.07%) Wyse
8 4 (3.25%) AppDynamics
9 3 (2.44%) Citrix
9 3 (2.44%) Meraki
9 3 (2.44%) OpenText
10 2 (1.63%) Google
10 2 (1.63%) IBM Sterling
10 2 (1.63%) TIBCO
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
EXCELerate
Rate: Up to £485 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £36,500 to £44,600 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 25 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £31,100 to £39,200 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: £400-450 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago