The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 25 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 43 59
Rank change year-on-year 0 +16  
Contract jobs citing IBM 12 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.27% 1.48% 1.53%
As % of the Vendors category 4.86% 3.23% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 5
Median daily rate £350 £375 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +74.41%  
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 South Wales.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 247 217 208
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 46.69% 45.88% 35.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 136 146
Median daily rate £350 £359 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +10.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 9
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.59% +8.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.88 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in South Wales

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in South Wales

IBM
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff - 6 £350 -
Caerphilly - 2 £410 - 1
IBM
Wales

For the 6 months to 25 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 South Wales region with a requirement for IBM.

1 19 (65.52%) ITIL
1 19 (65.52%) IBM Integration Bus
2 18 (62.07%) WebSphere
2 18 (62.07%) Release Management
2 18 (62.07%) JCAPS
2 18 (62.07%) SQL Server
2 18 (62.07%) BizTalk Server
2 18 (62.07%) InterSystems
2 18 (62.07%) Fiorano
2 18 (62.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (58.62%) Service Delivery
4 16 (55.17%) XML
5 15 (51.72%) PRINCE2
5 15 (51.72%) HL7
6 14 (48.28%) XSLT
7 12 (41.38%) Project Management
8 9 (31.03%) Service Management
8 9 (31.03%) Business Analysis
9 8 (27.59%) ITIL V3
9 8 (27.59%) Performance Analysis
10 7 (24.14%) Rational Rhapsody
10 7 (24.14%) SoapUI
10 7 (24.14%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (24.14%) SOAP
11 6 (20.69%) C++
11 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
11 6 (20.69%) ITSM
11 6 (20.69%) Migration
11 6 (20.69%) VMware
11 6 (20.69%) Continuous Improvement

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 18 (62.07%) BizTalk Server
1 18 (62.07%) JCAPS
1 18 (62.07%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (62.07%) SQL Server
1 18 (62.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Rational DOORS
1 7 (24.14%) Rational Rhapsody
1 7 (24.14%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
1 2 (6.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Applications Support
2 6 (20.69%) Business Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Software Test Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Test Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Test Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Applications Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Applications Support Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Lead Test Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Support Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Support Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Team Leader
5 3 (10.34%) Test Leader
5 3 (10.34%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (6.90%) Business Integration Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) ITIL Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (65.52%) IBM Integration Bus
2 16 (55.17%) XML
3 14 (48.28%) XSLT
4 7 (24.14%) SOAP
5 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (13.79%) NHS
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.45%) DataPower
4 1 (3.45%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.45%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
1 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (65.52%) ITIL
2 18 (62.07%) Release Management
3 17 (58.62%) Service Delivery
4 15 (51.72%) PRINCE2
5 12 (41.38%) Project Management
6 9 (31.03%) Business Analysis
6 9 (31.03%) Service Management
7 8 (27.59%) ITIL V3
7 8 (27.59%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (20.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (20.69%) Data Migration
8 6 (20.69%) ITSM
8 6 (20.69%) Migration
9 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
9 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
9 5 (17.24%) UML
9 5 (17.24%) Use Case
10 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
10 2 (6.90%) Requirements Management
10 2 (6.90%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) C++
2 1 (3.45%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Degree
1 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
1 6 (20.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) ISEB
4 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (51.72%) HL7
2 6 (20.69%) QA
3 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) BMC Marimba
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Fiorano
1 18 (62.07%) InterSystems
2 6 (20.69%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) BMC
3 1 (3.45%) EMC
3 1 (3.45%) Fujitsu
3 1 (3.45%) Hitachi
3 1 (3.45%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.45%) Remedy
3 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago