Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 83 86
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3 -30
Contract jobs citing IBM 23 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.77% 1.49% 1.80%
As % of the Vendors category 4.51% 3.85% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 12
Wales median daily rate £375 £425 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +58.88% -17.69%
10th Percentile £263 £180 £206
90th Percentile £500 £638 £448
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Wales median hourly rate £36.24 £19.11 £18.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.69% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £36.05 £19.05 £12.55
90th Percentile £36.43 £19.16 £23.74
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -30.99% -5.33% +18.95%

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 Wales.

All Vendors
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 510 546 645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 39.17% 38.81% 44.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 383 456
Wales median daily rate £370 £400 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +16.79% -2.14%
10th Percentile £164 £185 £211
90th Percentile £525 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 52 34
Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -19.35% +7.83%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £10.41
90th Percentile £32.59 £59.75 £30.25
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.53% -5.56% +9.09%

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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 +17 21 £375 +102.16% 14
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 15 (65.22%) Migration
2 12 (52.17%) VMware
2 12 (52.17%) WebSphere
2 12 (52.17%) ITIL
3 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
3 11 (47.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (47.83%) Data Migration
4 10 (43.48%) Release Management
5 9 (39.13%) IBM Integration Bus
5 9 (39.13%) HL7
5 9 (39.13%) Service Delivery
5 9 (39.13%) InterSystems
5 9 (39.13%) Fiorano
5 9 (39.13%) SOAP
5 9 (39.13%) XML
5 9 (39.13%) XSLT
5 9 (39.13%) C++
5 9 (39.13%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (39.13%) JCAPS
5 9 (39.13%) SoapUI
6 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
6 7 (30.43%) Windows
7 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (26.09%) Service Management
8 5 (21.74%) SCCM
8 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
9 4 (17.39%) Internet
9 4 (17.39%) HP
9 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP

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 12 (52.17%) WebSphere
2 9 (39.13%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (39.13%) JCAPS
3 3 (13.04%) FileNet
3 3 (13.04%) IIS
3 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
4 1 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Internet
1 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.04%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) PBX
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) SMS
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
1 11 (47.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.70%) Star Schema
3 1 (4.35%) Base SAS
3 1 (4.35%) Data Mart
3 1 (4.35%) DB2
3 1 (4.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (4.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) SoapUI
2 2 (8.70%) HP UFT
2 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.35%) NuGet
3 1 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (4.35%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Military
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Lead Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Team Leader
3 4 (17.39%) Test Leader
3 4 (17.39%) Test Team Leader
4 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Deployment Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Informatica Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Integration Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Release Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Service Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Support Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) IBM Integration Bus
1 9 (39.13%) SOAP
1 9 (39.13%) XML
1 9 (39.13%) XSLT
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.35%) Aurelia
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) HTML5
3 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) NHS
2 2 (8.70%) CMDB
2 2 (8.70%) iSeries
3 1 (4.35%) iPad
3 1 (4.35%) RIA
3 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
3 3 (13.04%) Linux
3 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Migration
2 12 (52.17%) ITIL
3 11 (47.83%) Data Migration
4 10 (43.48%) Release Management
5 9 (39.13%) Service Delivery
6 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (26.09%) Service Management
7 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
8 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (17.39%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (17.39%) Scrum
9 3 (13.04%) BCP
9 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
9 3 (13.04%) Change Management
9 3 (13.04%) Data Integration
9 3 (13.04%) Kimball Methodology
9 3 (13.04%) Project Management
10 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
10 2 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) C++
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) Scala
4 1 (4.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) MCDST
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (39.13%) HL7
2 3 (13.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) Nagios
3 2 (8.70%) BMC Marimba
3 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (8.70%) WSUS
4 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) VMware
2 9 (39.13%) Fiorano
2 9 (39.13%) InterSystems
3 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (17.39%) HP
5 3 (13.04%) Oracle
6 2 (8.70%) BMC
6 2 (8.70%) Informatica
6 2 (8.70%) Remedy
6 2 (8.70%) ServiceNow
6 2 (8.70%) Symantec
6 2 (8.70%) Teradata
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco
7 1 (4.35%) EMC
7 1 (4.35%) Hitachi
7 1 (4.35%) Lotus
7 1 (4.35%) NetApp
7 1 (4.35%) PTC
7 1 (4.35%) SAP
7 1 (4.35%) Sun