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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 24 19
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5  
Contract jobs citing IBM 5 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.27% 1.96% 4.14%
As % of the Vendors category 7.58% 4.04% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £513 £600 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.58% +42.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +0.62% -3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.74 £32.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.69% -7.85%  

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 66 99 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 56.41% 48.53% 64.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 37 30
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.15% +8.57%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 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 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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 4 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) ETL
3 2 (25.00%) DataStage
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Content Management
3 2 (25.00%) Information Management
4 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (12.50%) Spring
4 1 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) VSAM
4 1 (12.50%) ChangeMan
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Basis
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Java EE
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) QA
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (12.50%) Pentaho

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 4 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) DataStage
2 1 (12.50%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (12.50%) Pentaho
2 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) ChangeMan
1 1 (12.50%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Development Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
2 1 (12.50%) TIBCO Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (12.50%) Java EE
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Basis
1 1 (12.50%) Spring
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
1 1 (12.50%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) AIX
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Content Management
2 2 (25.00%) ETL
2 2 (25.00%) Information Management
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Line Management
3 1 (12.50%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) COBOL
2 1 (12.50%) R
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Ariba
1 1 (12.50%) HP
1 1 (12.50%) Intel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) Talend
1 1 (12.50%) TIBCO