Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 81 70
Rank change year-on-year +32 -11 -19
Contract jobs citing IBM 28 7 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.95% 0.62% 2.65%
As % of the Vendors category 6.70% 1.56% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 22
South Wales median daily rate £375 £453 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.13% +35.58% -16.56%
10th Percentile £240 £363 £210
90th Percentile £503 £556 £432
Wales median daily rate £375 £525 £350
% change year-on-year -28.57% +50.00% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
South Wales median hourly rate - - £12.50
Wales median hourly rate - - £12.50

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 South Wales.

All Vendors
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 418 449 580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 44.00% 39.88% 45.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 302 425
South Wales median daily rate £350 £400 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +16.79% -2.14%
10th Percentile £175 £206 £213
90th Percentile £500 £550 £475
Wales median daily rate £350 £400 £343
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.79% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 32 24
South Wales median hourly rate £19.25 £13.75 £19.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -31.18% +33.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.41
90th Percentile £24.49 £61.25 £31.83
Wales median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +16.00% -16.67% +5.26%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing IBM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in South Wales over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 November 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
Cardiff +14 18 £350 -36.36%
Newport - 2 £450 - 3
Caerphilly - 2 £410 -
Blaenau Gwent - 1 - -
IBM
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 16 (57.14%) Migration
2 15 (53.57%) ITIL
3 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 14 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (50.00%) Data Migration
4 13 (46.43%) IBM Integration Bus
4 13 (46.43%) Release Management
4 13 (46.43%) SOAP
4 13 (46.43%) XML
4 13 (46.43%) SoapUI
5 12 (42.86%) XSLT
5 12 (42.86%) C++
5 12 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (42.86%) VMware
5 12 (42.86%) Fiorano
5 12 (42.86%) Service Delivery
5 12 (42.86%) InterSystems
5 12 (42.86%) HL7
5 12 (42.86%) JCAPS
5 12 (42.86%) WebSphere
6 8 (28.57%) PRINCE2
7 7 (25.00%) Service Management
7 7 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (21.43%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (21.43%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (21.43%) Project Management
8 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
8 6 (21.43%) QA
9 5 (17.86%) Test Automation

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 12 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
1 12 (42.86%) JCAPS
1 12 (42.86%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.57%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) PBX
2 1 (3.57%) SMS
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) VPN
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
2 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 14 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.14%) Star Schema
3 1 (3.57%) Base SAS
3 1 (3.57%) Data Mart
3 1 (3.57%) DB2
3 1 (3.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (3.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) SoapUI
2 6 (21.43%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (17.86%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (7.14%) HP UFT
4 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Lead Test Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Team Leader
4 5 (17.86%) Test Leader
4 5 (17.86%) Test Team Leader
5 4 (14.29%) Test Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Senior Software Test Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Java Middleware Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Java Scala Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Middleware Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Scala Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) IBM Integration Bus
1 13 (46.43%) SOAP
1 13 (46.43%) XML
2 12 (42.86%) XSLT
3 3 (10.71%) .NET
4 2 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) NHS
2 3 (10.71%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (10.71%) iSeries
3 2 (7.14%) CMDB
4 1 (3.57%) DataPower
4 1 (3.57%) iPad
4 1 (3.57%) RIA
4 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Migration
2 15 (53.57%) ITIL
3 14 (50.00%) Data Migration
4 13 (46.43%) Release Management
5 12 (42.86%) Service Delivery
6 8 (28.57%) PRINCE2
7 7 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (25.00%) Service Management
8 6 (21.43%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (21.43%) Project Management
9 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
10 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (14.29%) Business Analysis
10 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 4 (14.29%) Use Case
11 3 (10.71%) Change Management
11 3 (10.71%) Data Integration
11 3 (10.71%) Scrum
11 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
11 3 (10.71%) UML
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) C++
2 4 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (10.71%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
1 6 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.57%) MCDST
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (42.86%) HL7
2 6 (21.43%) QA
3 5 (17.86%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) BMC Marimba
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
1 2 (7.14%) WSUS
2 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Fiorano
1 12 (42.86%) InterSystems
1 12 (42.86%) VMware
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.71%) HP
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) BMC
4 2 (7.14%) Informatica
4 2 (7.14%) Remedy
4 2 (7.14%) ServiceNow
4 2 (7.14%) Teradata
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) Lotus
5 1 (3.57%) SAP
5 1 (3.57%) Symantec