Period
to 18 September 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 September 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 117 124 86
Rank change year-on-year +7 -38 -12
Contract jobs citing IBM 56 79 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.32% 1.54% 2.32%
As % of the Vendors category 2.90% 3.30% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 44 61
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +16.13% -6.06%
10th Percentile £358 £351 £288
90th Percentile £600 £588 £488
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 13
West Midlands median hourly rate - £14.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.64% +30.00%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £20.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year +107.32% -15.90% -28.99%

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 1,930 2,392 1,996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.62% 46.71% 44.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,222 1,345 1,181
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £213 £229 £225
90th Percentile £598 £575 £563
England median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +4.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 146 97
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.75 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.52% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.93 £10.91 £11.00
90th Percentile £44.53 £28.25 £48.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 September 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 September 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 +2 18 £475 +5.56% 9
Coventry +11 17 £425 -26.09% 7
Shropshire +9 12 £400 -13.98% 2
Staffordshire - 3 £288 -
Warwickshire -1 2 - -
Solihull - 2 - -
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 17 (30.36%) Oracle
1 17 (30.36%) Microsoft
2 16 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 15 (26.79%) Windows
4 13 (23.21%) Java
4 13 (23.21%) VMware
5 12 (21.43%) Migration
5 12 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (19.64%) Unix
7 10 (17.86%) XML
7 10 (17.86%) Cisco
7 10 (17.86%) webMethods
7 10 (17.86%) Finance
8 9 (16.07%) SQL
9 8 (14.29%) AWS
9 8 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 8 (14.29%) ISEB
9 8 (14.29%) Cisco Firepower
9 8 (14.29%) Coaching
10 7 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (12.50%) SDLC
10 7 (12.50%) Citrix
10 7 (12.50%) WAN
10 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
10 7 (12.50%) WebLogic
10 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
10 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (12.50%) Test Management
11 6 (10.71%) ISEB Practitioner

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 7 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 4 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (5.36%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.36%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.79%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.79%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.29%) AWS
2 3 (5.36%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (3.57%) Azure
3 2 (3.57%) IaaS
3 2 (3.57%) SaaS
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon ECS
4 1 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.79%) AWS Fargate
4 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) Cisco Firepower
2 7 (12.50%) WAN
3 5 (8.93%) BGP
4 4 (7.14%) SAN
5 3 (5.36%) Firewall
6 2 (3.57%) Internet
6 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.79%) BIG-IP
7 1 (1.79%) DNS
7 1 (1.79%) MPLS
7 1 (1.79%) VPN
7 1 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle OWB
3 4 (7.14%) DB2
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.79%) DataStage
5 1 (1.79%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.79%) OLAP
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) IBM UrbanCode
2 1 (1.79%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.79%) ERwin
General
1 10 (17.86%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Legal
2 5 (8.93%) Retail
3 4 (7.14%) Banking
3 4 (7.14%) Marketing
4 3 (5.36%) Back Office
5 1 (1.79%) Billing
5 1 (1.79%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 12 (21.43%) Architect
2 9 (16.07%) Data Architect
2 9 (16.07%) Data Centre Architect
3 7 (12.50%) Cisco Architect
3 7 (12.50%) Cisco Network Architect
3 7 (12.50%) Developer
4 6 (10.71%) BPM Developer
5 5 (8.93%) AWS Architect
5 5 (8.93%) Cloud Architect
5 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (8.93%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (8.93%) Test Manager
6 4 (7.14%) Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.57%) Data Migration Architect
8 2 (3.57%) Data Migration Lead
8 2 (3.57%) Migration Architect
8 2 (3.57%) VBA Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) XML
2 3 (5.36%) Dojo
2 3 (5.36%) DOM
2 3 (5.36%) jQuery
2 3 (5.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (3.57%) EDI
3 2 (3.57%) Middleware
4 1 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.79%) J2EE
4 1 (1.79%) JDBC
4 1 (1.79%) Web Services
4 1 (1.79%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (5.36%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.36%) Robotics
3 3 (5.36%) Tandem
4 2 (3.57%) AS400
4 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.79%) Clustering
5 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.79%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.79%) HACMP
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) Replication
5 1 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.79%) Windows
2 11 (19.64%) Unix
3 6 (10.71%) Linux
4 4 (7.14%) Solaris
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.57%) AIX
6 1 (1.79%) HPUX
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.79%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.43%) Migration
1 12 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (14.29%) Coaching
2 8 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 7 (12.50%) SDLC
3 7 (12.50%) Test Management
4 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
4 6 (10.71%) Planning and Forecasting
4 6 (10.71%) Process Management
4 6 (10.71%) Risk Management
4 6 (10.71%) Test Strategy
5 5 (8.93%) Analytics
5 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (8.93%) ITIL
5 5 (8.93%) Quality Management
6 4 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (7.14%) QMS
6 4 (7.14%) SOA
6 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.21%) Java
2 9 (16.07%) SQL
3 5 (8.93%) PowerShell
4 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.57%) C
5 2 (3.57%) VBA
6 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.79%) Korn
6 1 (1.79%) Perl
6 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) ISEB
2 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.71%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (5.36%) MCSE
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.57%) Degree
6 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) GDPR
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.36%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (5.36%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.79%) Docker
4 1 (1.79%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Backup Exec
1 3 (5.36%) NetBackup
1 3 (5.36%) QRadar
1 3 (5.36%) SCCM
2 2 (3.57%) BladeLogic
2 2 (3.57%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (3.57%) Nagios
2 2 (3.57%) Netcool
2 2 (3.57%) Opsview
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (3.57%) SCOM
2 2 (3.57%) TeMIP
3 1 (1.79%) Grafana
3 1 (1.79%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.79%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.79%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (1.79%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (30.36%) Microsoft
1 17 (30.36%) Oracle
2 13 (23.21%) VMware
3 10 (17.86%) Cisco
3 10 (17.86%) webMethods
4 7 (12.50%) Citrix
5 6 (10.71%) SolarWinds
6 5 (8.93%) CheckPoint
6 5 (8.93%) HP
7 4 (7.14%) Cognos
7 4 (7.14%) NetApp
8 3 (5.36%) CommVault
8 3 (5.36%) Pega
8 3 (5.36%) Symantec
9 2 (3.57%) Adobe
9 2 (3.57%) Autodesk
9 2 (3.57%) BMC
9 2 (3.57%) EMC
9 2 (3.57%) Informatica
9 2 (3.57%) Snow