Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 71 63
Rank change year-on-year -32 -8 -4
Contract jobs citing IBM 87 138 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.81% 2.61% 2.75%
As % of the Vendors category 4.21% 5.73% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 86 79
West Midlands median daily rate £445 £448 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.56% -0.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £291 £312
90th Percentile £575 £606 £581
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £23.12 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.14% -26.47% +141.85%
England median hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year -40.00% -0.71% +5.98%

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 2,065 2,408 2,342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 43.06% 45.47% 46.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,238 1,308 1,174
West Midlands median daily rate £404 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £208 £213 £228
90th Percentile £575 £550 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.99% +0.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 95 96
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £16.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.67% -8.68% +5.59%
10th Percentile £10.24 £10.61 £10.09
90th Percentile £48.75 £29.15 £32.88
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +8.34%

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 21 February 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 February 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
Shropshire +19 25 £460 +5.14%
Birmingham -25 23 £550 +22.22% 9
Coventry 0 11 £425 -5.56% 11
Warwickshire -23 9 £380 -13.14% 13
Solihull -4 3 - - 1
Wolverhampton 0 2 - -
Wednesbury - 2 - -
Staffordshire +5 1 £375 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £175 -
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 (35.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 31 (35.63%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (31.03%) Cisco
3 24 (27.59%) Oracle
4 23 (26.44%) ITIL
4 23 (26.44%) F5
5 22 (25.29%) WAN
5 22 (25.29%) Security Cleared
6 21 (24.14%) SQL
6 21 (24.14%) McAfee
6 21 (24.14%) SC Cleared
7 20 (22.99%) WAN Optimisation
7 20 (22.99%) Network Packet Analysis
7 20 (22.99%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (22.99%) BMC
7 20 (22.99%) CheckPoint
7 20 (22.99%) Internet
7 20 (22.99%) Network Load Balancing
7 20 (22.99%) Wireless
7 20 (22.99%) Blue Coat
8 18 (20.69%) Firewall
8 18 (20.69%) Intrusion Detection
8 18 (20.69%) Fortinet
8 18 (20.69%) CCNP
9 16 (18.39%) Microsoft
10 15 (17.24%) Windows
11 14 (16.09%) JBoss
11 14 (16.09%) Finance
11 14 (16.09%) FortiGate
11 14 (16.09%) Aruba

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 14 (16.09%) JBoss
2 10 (11.49%) Apache
2 10 (11.49%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.90%) IIS
3 6 (6.90%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.60%) OpenStack
4 4 (4.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (3.45%) Apache ServiceMix
5 3 (3.45%) Apache Synapse
5 3 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.45%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.45%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
5 3 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.15%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.15%) CMS
6 1 (1.15%) Liferay
6 1 (1.15%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.15%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (3.45%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (3.45%) Maximo
3 1 (1.15%) BPCS
3 1 (1.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 31 (35.63%) Amazon AWS
1 31 (35.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.90%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.30%) SaaS
4 1 (1.15%) GitHub
4 1 (1.15%) IBM PureFlex
4 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (25.29%) WAN
2 20 (22.99%) Internet
2 20 (22.99%) Wireless
3 18 (20.69%) Firewall
3 18 (20.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (9.20%) BGP
4 8 (9.20%) HSRP
4 8 (9.20%) MPLS
4 8 (9.20%) OSPF
4 8 (9.20%) VLAN
4 8 (9.20%) VPN
5 4 (4.60%) FTP
6 3 (3.45%) SAN
7 2 (2.30%) DNS
7 2 (2.30%) HTTPS
7 2 (2.30%) LAN
7 2 (2.30%) SSL
8 1 (1.15%) 3G
8 1 (1.15%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.90%) DB2
1 6 (6.90%) Hadoop
1 6 (6.90%) RDBMS
1 6 (6.90%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.75%) MySQL
2 5 (5.75%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.60%) MariaDB
3 4 (4.60%) OLAP
3 4 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.45%) DataStage
4 3 (3.45%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (2.30%) Big Data
5 2 (2.30%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.15%) CloverETL
6 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.15%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.15%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 11 (12.64%) Jenkins
2 7 (8.05%) GitLab
3 6 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (6.90%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.90%) JMeter
3 6 (6.90%) Selenium
3 6 (6.90%) Subversion
3 6 (6.90%) TeamCity
4 3 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (2.30%) JIRA
6 1 (1.15%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.15%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.15%) JUnit
6 1 (1.15%) Maven
6 1 (1.15%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (1.15%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.15%) WinAutomation
General
1 14 (16.09%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Legal
2 4 (4.60%) Retail
3 3 (3.45%) Automotive
4 2 (2.30%) Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (22.99%) Network Engineer
2 18 (20.69%) Developer
3 10 (11.49%) Architect
3 10 (11.49%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) Analyst
4 9 (10.34%) Network Support
4 9 (10.34%) Network Support Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (8.05%) Incident Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Consultant
7 5 (5.75%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.75%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.60%) Asset Management Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (4.60%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Software Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) TM1 Developer
9 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Security Architect
9 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Technical Architect
9 3 (3.45%) Security Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.90%) JSON
1 6 (6.90%) Middleware
1 6 (6.90%) SOAP
2 5 (5.75%) Hibernate
2 5 (5.75%) J2EE
2 5 (5.75%) Spring
3 4 (4.60%) JPA
3 4 (4.60%) MSMQ
3 4 (4.60%) REST
3 4 (4.60%) Spring MVC
4 3 (3.45%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (3.45%) Apache Camel
4 3 (3.45%) Kafka
4 3 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (3.45%) Velocity
4 3 (3.45%) Web Services
5 2 (2.30%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.15%) .NET
6 1 (1.15%) ODBC
6 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.20%) Data Centre
1 8 (9.20%) PKI
2 7 (8.05%) DataPower
3 4 (4.60%) AS400
3 4 (4.60%) iSeries
4 3 (3.45%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.45%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.45%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.45%) TM Forum
5 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.15%) FMCG
5 1 (1.15%) Infotainment
5 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.15%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.15%) User Experience
5 1 (1.15%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.24%) Windows
2 12 (13.79%) Linux
2 12 (13.79%) Unix
3 2 (2.30%) AIX
3 2 (2.30%) HPUX
3 2 (2.30%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.30%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.30%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.15%) Android
4 1 (1.15%) OS/400
4 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.44%) ITIL
2 20 (22.99%) Network Load Balancing
2 20 (22.99%) Network Packet Analysis
2 20 (22.99%) WAN Optimisation
3 12 (13.79%) ITIL V3
4 11 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (9.20%) Asset Management
6 8 (9.20%) Coaching
7 7 (8.05%) Analytics
7 7 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (6.90%) Continuous Deployment
8 6 (6.90%) DevOps
8 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Management
8 6 (6.90%) Load Balancing
8 6 (6.90%) Release Automation
8 6 (6.90%) Scrum
8 6 (6.90%) Software Asset Management
8 6 (6.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.14%) SQL
2 8 (9.20%) Java
3 7 (8.05%) Shell Script
4 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.45%) C++
5 3 (3.45%) MATLAB
5 3 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.45%) Python
5 3 (3.45%) RPG
6 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.30%) C
6 2 (2.30%) R
6 2 (2.30%) RPG III
6 2 (2.30%) RPG/400
7 1 (1.15%) C#
7 1 (1.15%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
7 1 (1.15%) RPG IV
7 1 (1.15%) VB
7 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (25.29%) Security Cleared
2 21 (24.14%) SC Cleared
3 20 (22.99%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (20.69%) CCNP
5 6 (6.90%) CCIE
5 6 (6.90%) Check Point Certification
5 6 (6.90%) CISSP
6 4 (4.60%) OCP
6 4 (4.60%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (2.30%) Degree
7 2 (2.30%) ISEB
7 2 (2.30%) MCSA
7 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 19770
1 2 (2.30%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.90%) Active Directory
1 6 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.60%) Docker
3 3 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.45%) Terminal Services
3 3 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 14 (16.09%) FortiGate
2 10 (11.49%) Ansible
2 10 (11.49%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (11.49%) Puppet
3 8 (9.20%) Tivoli
4 6 (6.90%) Graylog
4 6 (6.90%) logstash
4 6 (6.90%) Nagios
4 6 (6.90%) Rundeck
4 6 (6.90%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (5.75%) SCCM
5 5 (5.75%) WSUS
6 4 (4.60%) Kubernetes
6 4 (4.60%) Terraform
7 3 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (3.45%) SafeCom
8 2 (2.30%) BladeLogic
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle EDQ
9 1 (1.15%) SCOM
9 1 (1.15%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 27 (31.03%) Cisco
2 24 (27.59%) Oracle
3 23 (26.44%) F5
4 21 (24.14%) McAfee
5 20 (22.99%) Blue Coat
5 20 (22.99%) BMC
5 20 (22.99%) CheckPoint
6 18 (20.69%) Fortinet
7 16 (18.39%) Microsoft
8 14 (16.09%) Aruba
9 13 (14.94%) HP
10 12 (13.79%) VMware
11 9 (10.34%) Cognos
11 9 (10.34%) Splunk
12 8 (9.20%) NetApp
13 6 (6.90%) CA
13 6 (6.90%) Micro Focus
13 6 (6.90%) Serena
13 6 (6.90%) Teradata
14 5 (5.75%) Symantec