The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM
England / West Midlands
Rank 69 60 39
Rank change year-on-year -9 -21  
Contract jobs citing IBM 50 70 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.17% 2.61% 4.16%
As % of the Vendors category 5.19% 5.38% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 40 63
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £373 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.62% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £30.74 - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year +30.43% +1.76%  

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 West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 964 1300 1270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 41.82% 48.45% 50.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 650 654
Median daily rate £400 £409 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +9.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 38 103
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -36.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.88 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West 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 West Midlands

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in the West Midlands

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in the West Midlands

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in the West Midlands

IBM
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Birmingham +8 17 £425 +21.42%
Warwickshire -6 13 £413 -14.06% 2
Coventry -6 8 £395 -4.24% 3
Solihull - 5 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £350 -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for IBM.

1 27 (22.88%) SQL
2 25 (21.19%) HP
3 20 (16.95%) ITIL
4 19 (16.10%) Oracle
4 19 (16.10%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (15.25%) Linux
5 18 (15.25%) Microsoft
5 18 (15.25%) Telecoms
5 18 (15.25%) Migration
6 17 (14.41%) SAN
7 16 (13.56%) Unix
7 16 (13.56%) Windows
8 15 (12.71%) Finance
8 15 (12.71%) Customer Engagement
9 14 (11.86%) SC Cleared
9 14 (11.86%) Security Cleared
9 14 (11.86%) SLA
9 14 (11.86%) Change Management
10 13 (11.02%) Incident Management
10 13 (11.02%) Problem Management
10 13 (11.02%) Network Security
10 13 (11.02%) Data Centre
10 13 (11.02%) Customer Requirements
11 12 (10.17%) VMware
11 12 (10.17%) Dell
11 12 (10.17%) EMC
11 12 (10.17%) Data Modelling
11 12 (10.17%) WAN
11 12 (10.17%) J2EE
11 12 (10.17%) SAP

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the West 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 9 (7.63%) Liferay
2 8 (6.78%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.69%) SAS
4 2 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.69%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (0.85%) Apache
5 1 (0.85%) CMS
5 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.85%) JBoss
5 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.54%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 3 (2.54%) Maximo
2 2 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.69%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (0.85%) assyst
3 1 (0.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) IBM PureFlex
1 3 (2.54%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.41%) SAN
2 13 (11.02%) Network Security
3 12 (10.17%) WAN
4 10 (8.47%) LAN
5 4 (3.39%) Firewall
6 3 (2.54%) BIG-IP
6 3 (2.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (2.54%) Wireless
7 2 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (1.69%) Internet
7 2 (1.69%) OSPF
8 1 (0.85%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.32%) IBM InfoSphere
2 10 (8.47%) DB2
3 5 (4.24%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (4.24%) DataStage
3 5 (4.24%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.24%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.69%) Data Mart
6 2 (1.69%) Informix
6 2 (1.69%) OLAP
6 2 (1.69%) QualityStage
6 2 (1.69%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.85%) MySQL
7 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.39%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.85%) JIRA
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.85%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (0.85%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.85%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.85%) Subversion
4 1 (0.85%) VersionOne
General
1 18 (15.25%) Telecoms
2 15 (12.71%) Finance
3 9 (7.63%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.08%) Electronics
4 6 (5.08%) Retail
5 3 (2.54%) Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Automotive
6 1 (0.85%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.85%) French Language
6 1 (0.85%) Legal
6 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Slovak Language
6 1 (0.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (27.12%) Developer
2 30 (25.42%) Architect
3 22 (18.64%) Consultant
4 14 (11.86%) Analyst
5 11 (9.32%) Technical Architect
6 9 (7.63%) Lead Architect
6 9 (7.63%) Telecoms Architect
7 8 (6.78%) Security Manager
8 7 (5.93%) Security Consultant
9 6 (5.08%) Programme Manager
10 5 (4.24%) Administrator
10 5 (4.24%) Bid Manager
10 5 (4.24%) Support Analyst
11 4 (3.39%) Asset Management Analyst
11 4 (3.39%) Data Consultant
11 4 (3.39%) Network Engineer
11 4 (3.39%) SAN Administrator
11 4 (3.39%) SAP Consultant
11 4 (3.39%) Software Analyst
11 4 (3.39%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.17%) J2EE
2 10 (8.47%) SOAP
3 8 (6.78%) Web Services
4 6 (5.08%) Hibernate
4 6 (5.08%) HTML
4 6 (5.08%) Middleware
4 6 (5.08%) REST
4 6 (5.08%) RESTful
4 6 (5.08%) Spring
4 6 (5.08%) Struts
4 6 (5.08%) Velocity
5 5 (4.24%) CSS
5 5 (4.24%) jQuery
6 4 (3.39%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.39%) Express
6 4 (3.39%) MEAN Stack
6 4 (3.39%) Node.js
6 4 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (3.39%) XML
7 2 (1.69%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.10%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.02%) Data Centre
3 9 (7.63%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.78%) DataPower
5 5 (4.24%) CLARiiON
5 5 (4.24%) Symmetrix DMX
6 3 (2.54%) HP Storage
6 3 (2.54%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.69%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.85%) AS400
8 1 (0.85%) CMDB
8 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.85%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.85%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.25%) Linux
2 16 (13.56%) Unix
2 16 (13.56%) Windows
3 6 (5.08%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.39%) HPUX
5 2 (1.69%) AIX
6 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.95%) ITIL
2 18 (15.25%) Migration
3 15 (12.71%) Customer Engagement
4 14 (11.86%) Change Management
5 13 (11.02%) Customer Requirements
5 13 (11.02%) Incident Management
5 13 (11.02%) Problem Management
6 12 (10.17%) Data Modelling
7 11 (9.32%) Presales
7 11 (9.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (7.63%) Escalation Management
8 9 (7.63%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (7.63%) Workflow
9 8 (6.78%) Technical Analysis
10 6 (5.08%) AOP
10 6 (5.08%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (5.08%) Knowledge Management
10 6 (5.08%) Programme Management
11 5 (4.24%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 27 (22.88%) SQL
2 10 (8.47%) Java
3 6 (5.08%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.39%) PL/SQL
4 4 (3.39%) Python
5 3 (2.54%) C
5 3 (2.54%) PHP
6 2 (1.69%) Perl
6 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.85%) Korn
7 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.85%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 14 (11.86%) SC Cleared
1 14 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.47%) Degree
3 6 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.24%) PgMP
4 5 (4.24%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.54%) A+ Certification
5 3 (2.54%) CCNA
5 3 (2.54%) CCNP
5 3 (2.54%) RHCE
6 1 (0.85%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.86%) SLA
2 7 (5.93%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.69%) Basel II
4 1 (0.85%) IFRS
System Software
1 9 (7.63%) VMware ESX
1 9 (7.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.93%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (4.24%) SRDF
5 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.85%) GPFS
5 1 (0.85%) NFS
5 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 4 (3.39%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.54%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (2.54%) Netcool
3 2 (1.69%) Ansible
3 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.69%) Puppet
3 2 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.85%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 25 (21.19%) HP
2 19 (16.10%) Oracle
3 18 (15.25%) Microsoft
4 12 (10.17%) Dell
4 12 (10.17%) EMC
4 12 (10.17%) SAP
4 12 (10.17%) VMware
5 11 (9.32%) TOWER Software
6 10 (8.47%) NetApp
7 9 (7.63%) BT
7 9 (7.63%) Capita
7 9 (7.63%) Cisco
8 8 (6.78%) Brocade
9 6 (5.08%) 3PAR
9 6 (5.08%) Adobe
10 5 (4.24%) CheckPoint
10 5 (4.24%) Cognos
10 5 (4.24%) Fujitsu
11 3 (2.54%) BMC
11 3 (2.54%) Fortinet