Period
to 26 July 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 26 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 83 77
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6 -21
Contract jobs citing IBM 22 15 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.72% 1.21% 1.95%
As % of the Vendors category 3.77% 2.86% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 22
Wales median daily rate £360 £375 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +1.01% -12.65%
10th Percentile £300 £340 £215
90th Percentile £513 £555 £450
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Wales median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK median hourly rate £26.88 £28.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year -5.70% -9.35% +22.10%

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 Wales.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 583 525 677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 45.48% 42.48% 41.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 307 407
Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -4.11%
10th Percentile £175 £209 £200
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 30 32
Wales median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -6.31% +2.78%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.79
90th Percentile £36.00 £20.91 £21.80
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.86% - +2.94%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for IBM in Wales

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in Wales

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in Wales over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in Wales

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in Wales

IBM
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 26 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
South Wales +22 20 £360 -4.00% 2
West Wales - 1 £475 -
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 26 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 Wales region with a requirement for IBM.

1 8 (36.36%) SOAP
1 8 (36.36%) XML
1 8 (36.36%) ITIL
1 8 (36.36%) Migration
1 8 (36.36%) SoapUI
2 7 (31.82%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (31.82%) Rational Rhapsody
2 7 (31.82%) QA
2 7 (31.82%) IBM Integration Bus
2 7 (31.82%) VMware
2 7 (31.82%) PRINCE2
3 6 (27.27%) XSLT
3 6 (27.27%) C++
3 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 6 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 6 (27.27%) InterSystems
3 6 (27.27%) Project Management
3 6 (27.27%) Fiorano
3 6 (27.27%) Release Management
3 6 (27.27%) JCAPS
3 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 6 (27.27%) Data Migration
3 6 (27.27%) HL7
3 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 6 (27.27%) WebSphere
3 6 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (22.73%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (22.73%) Performance Analysis

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 6 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (27.27%) JCAPS
1 6 (27.27%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Ethernet
2 2 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) SoapUI
2 7 (31.82%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (31.82%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.55%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
1 6 (27.27%) Test Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Software Test Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Lead Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Software Test Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Team Leader
4 3 (13.64%) Test Leader
4 3 (13.64%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Java Middleware Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Java Scala Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Middleware Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Scala Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) SOAP
1 8 (36.36%) XML
2 7 (31.82%) IBM Integration Bus
3 6 (27.27%) XSLT
4 4 (18.18%) .NET
5 2 (9.09%) Middleware
6 1 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) iSeries
4 1 (4.55%) Clustering
4 1 (4.55%) DataPower
4 1 (4.55%) EMC VNX
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) AIX
2 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) ITIL
1 8 (36.36%) Migration
2 7 (31.82%) PRINCE2
3 6 (27.27%) Data Migration
3 6 (27.27%) Project Management
3 6 (27.27%) Release Management
3 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 5 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (22.73%) Performance Analysis
4 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
4 5 (22.73%) UML
4 5 (22.73%) Use Case
5 4 (18.18%) Service Management
6 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
7 2 (9.09%) Human Factors
7 2 (9.09%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
7 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
7 2 (9.09%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) C++
2 3 (13.64%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) Scala
4 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
1 6 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 3 (13.64%) Degree
5 2 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
2 6 (27.27%) HL7
3 3 (13.64%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
1 2 (9.09%) WSUS
2 1 (4.55%) Ansible
2 1 (4.55%) BladeLogic
2 1 (4.55%) BMC Marimba
2 1 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.55%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) VMware
2 6 (27.27%) Fiorano
2 6 (27.27%) InterSystems
3 3 (13.64%) BMC
4 2 (9.09%) Hitachi
4 2 (9.09%) ServiceNow
4 2 (9.09%) Veritas
5 1 (4.55%) Apple
5 1 (4.55%) Dell
5 1 (4.55%) EMC
5 1 (4.55%) Fujitsu
5 1 (4.55%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) McAfee
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.55%) NetApp
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.55%) Remedy