Period
to 18 April 2019

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 6 months to 18 April 2019 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 121 97 74
Rank change year-on-year -24 -23 -2
Contract jobs citing IBM 73 96 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.48% 2.02% 2.39%
As % of the Vendors category 3.36% 4.69% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 58 66
West Midlands median daily rate £428 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.76% -4.23%
10th Percentile £295 £353 £300
90th Percentile £493 £575 £600
England median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £30.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +54.55% -
10th Percentile £38.75 £31.20 £30.37
90th Percentile £41.25 £48.75 £31.10
England median hourly rate £42.00 £20.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year +102.41% -40.71% -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 the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,175 2,048 2,042
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.17% 43.03% 43.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,245 1,231 1,175
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £214
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 79 87
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.26% +3.33% -4.15%
10th Percentile £10.88 £9.95 £10.46
90th Percentile £35.45 £48.75 £31.36
England median hourly rate £18.66 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.63% - -6.67%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing IBM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 18 April 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 April 2019. 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
Birmingham -1 25 £425 -5.56% 8
Shropshire -39 22 £430 -6.52%
Coventry -11 11 £450 -
Warwickshire -1 10 £525 +40.00%
Walsall -3 1 £169 -53.45%
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for IBM.

1 31 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.99%) Java
3 25 (34.25%) SQL
4 24 (32.88%) Oracle
5 20 (27.40%) Relational Database
6 18 (24.66%) Migration
6 18 (24.66%) JavaScript
7 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
7 17 (23.29%) Security Cleared
8 16 (21.92%) SQL Server
9 15 (20.55%) Unix
9 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
9 15 (20.55%) Git (software)
9 15 (20.55%) Spring
9 15 (20.55%) WebSphere
10 14 (19.18%) Subversion
10 14 (19.18%) VMware
10 14 (19.18%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (19.18%) Hibernate
10 14 (19.18%) Apache Camel
10 14 (19.18%) Microservices
10 14 (19.18%) Spring Boot
10 14 (19.18%) Java 8
11 13 (17.81%) Trunk-Based Development
11 13 (17.81%) CSS
11 13 (17.81%) HTML
11 13 (17.81%) TDD
11 13 (17.81%) BDD
11 13 (17.81%) RabbitMQ
12 12 (16.44%) Amazon AWS

IBM
Co-occurring 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 15 (20.55%) WebSphere
2 12 (16.44%) WebLogic
3 4 (5.48%) SAS
4 1 (1.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.37%) Apache
4 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.37%) Simulink
3 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Infor M3
1 1 (1.37%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.44%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.48%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.37%) AWS Fargate
4 1 (1.37%) Azure Functions
4 1 (1.37%) Office 365
4 1 (1.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) SAN
2 4 (5.48%) DNS
2 4 (5.48%) Firewall
2 4 (5.48%) Internet
3 3 (4.11%) DHCP
3 3 (4.11%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (4.11%) WAN
3 3 (4.11%) Wireless
4 2 (2.74%) Junos
4 2 (2.74%) MPLS
4 2 (2.74%) SSL
4 2 (2.74%) VPN
5 1 (1.37%) BGP
5 1 (1.37%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.37%) HSRP
5 1 (1.37%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.37%) OSPF
5 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.37%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.40%) Relational Database
2 16 (21.92%) SQL Server
3 14 (19.18%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (9.59%) Oracle OWB
5 6 (8.22%) Oracle Database
6 5 (6.85%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.37%) DB2
7 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.37%) Redis
Development Applications
1 15 (20.55%) Git (software)
2 14 (19.18%) Subversion
3 2 (2.74%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.37%) IBM UrbanCode
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (9.59%) Banking
2 5 (6.85%) Finance
3 4 (5.48%) Retail
4 3 (4.11%) Back Office
4 3 (4.11%) Legal
4 3 (4.11%) Marketing
5 2 (2.74%) Automotive
6 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.37%) Avionics
6 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Developer
2 14 (19.18%) Java Developer
3 12 (16.44%) Architect
4 6 (8.22%) Technical Architect
5 5 (6.85%) Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) BPM Developer
5 5 (6.85%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.48%) AWS Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Azure Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Lead Software Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) VMware Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Administrator
7 3 (4.11%) Applications Specialist
7 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Storage Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.55%) Spring
2 14 (19.18%) Apache Camel
2 14 (19.18%) Hibernate
2 14 (19.18%) Spring Boot
3 13 (17.81%) CSS
3 13 (17.81%) HTML
3 13 (17.81%) RabbitMQ
4 12 (16.44%) XML
5 8 (10.96%) Middleware
6 4 (5.48%) Dojo
6 4 (5.48%) DOM
6 4 (5.48%) jQuery
6 4 (5.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (4.11%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (2.74%) OAuth
8 2 (2.74%) OAuth2
8 2 (2.74%) OpenID
8 2 (2.74%) Web Services
9 1 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.85%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (6.85%) Public Cloud
3 4 (5.48%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.48%) DataPower
3 4 (5.48%) Virtual Team
4 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.11%) Robotics
4 3 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.11%) Tandem
5 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.37%) AS400
6 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.37%) NHS
6 1 (1.37%) PKI
6 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.55%) Unix
2 11 (15.07%) Solaris
3 9 (12.33%) Windows
4 7 (9.59%) AIX
5 4 (5.48%) Linux
6 2 (2.74%) HPUX
6 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.66%) Migration
3 14 (19.18%) Microservices
4 13 (17.81%) BDD
4 13 (17.81%) TDD
4 13 (17.81%) Trunk-Based Development
5 11 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (13.70%) ITIL
7 9 (12.33%) Coaching
8 8 (10.96%) Test Automation
9 7 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (9.59%) Test Management
9 7 (9.59%) Test Strategy
10 6 (8.22%) SDLC
11 5 (6.85%) Planning and Forecasting
11 5 (6.85%) Presales
12 4 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement Process
12 4 (5.48%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 4 (5.48%) FMEA
12 4 (5.48%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (36.99%) Java
2 25 (34.25%) SQL
3 18 (24.66%) JavaScript
4 14 (19.18%) Java 8
5 4 (5.48%) PL/SQL
5 4 (5.48%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.74%) C
6 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.37%) C#
7 1 (1.37%) Korn
7 1 (1.37%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.37%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (23.29%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.96%) ISEB
4 7 (9.59%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (5.48%) ISTQB
5 4 (5.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (4.11%) CCNP
6 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.11%) Degree
7 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.37%) CCIE
7 1 (1.37%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.37%) CISSP
7 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.37%) HNC
7 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.37%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) ARP4754
2 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.37%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.37%) GDPR
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 4 (5.48%) vSphere
3 3 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.37%) Docker
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.37%) NFS
5 1 (1.37%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.37%) XenApp
5 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) Netcool
1 5 (6.85%) TeMIP
2 4 (5.48%) SCOM
2 4 (5.48%) Tivoli
3 3 (4.11%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (4.11%) Opsview
4 2 (2.74%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (2.74%) QRadar
5 1 (1.37%) Ansible
5 1 (1.37%) Grafana
5 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.37%) Nagios
5 1 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (1.37%) SafeCom
5 1 (1.37%) SCCM
5 1 (1.37%) Simpana
5 1 (1.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (32.88%) Oracle
2 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
3 14 (19.18%) VMware
4 10 (13.70%) Cisco
4 10 (13.70%) webMethods
5 8 (10.96%) BMC
6 7 (9.59%) CheckPoint
6 7 (9.59%) F5
7 6 (8.22%) SolarWinds
8 5 (6.85%) HP
9 4 (5.48%) Fujitsu
9 4 (5.48%) McAfee
10 3 (4.11%) Blue Coat
10 3 (4.11%) BT
10 3 (4.11%) Fortinet
10 3 (4.11%) Pega
10 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.74%) Adobe
11 2 (2.74%) Aruba
11 2 (2.74%) Citrix