Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 80 75
Rank change year-on-year -33 -5 -27
Contract jobs citing IBM 77 99 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.56% 2.29% 2.46%
As % of the Vendors category 3.51% 5.29% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 52 79
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £312
90th Percentile £575 £549 £502
England median daily rate £450 £450 £415
% change year-on-year - +8.43% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.75 £30.74 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.81% - -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -42.86% +41.41% -29.29%

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 2,194 1,871 2,620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.50% 43.21% 48.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,306 1,089 1,370
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.55%
10th Percentile £241 £213 £220
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 89 82
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.68% -11.16%
10th Percentile £10.33 £10.92 £10.40
90th Percentile £29.43 £40.30 £26.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +2.86%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Birmingham -16 26 £450 +5.88% 9
Warwickshire -14 16 £375 -15.49% 7
Shropshire -4 15 £460 +8.24%
Coventry -16 9 £450 +35.34% 4
Walsall - 2 £363 -
Worcestershire -8 1 £175 -50.00%
Solihull -15 1 - -
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 32 (41.56%) WebSphere
2 29 (37.66%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (36.36%) Java
4 20 (25.97%) JavaScript
4 20 (25.97%) SQL
4 20 (25.97%) Oracle
4 20 (25.97%) Spring
4 20 (25.97%) Hibernate
5 19 (24.68%) TDD
5 19 (24.68%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (23.38%) Microsoft
7 17 (22.08%) Apache Camel
7 17 (22.08%) Microservices
7 17 (22.08%) Java 8
8 16 (20.78%) Git (software)
8 16 (20.78%) RabbitMQ
8 16 (20.78%) Migration
9 15 (19.48%) Spring Boot
10 14 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
10 14 (18.18%) Subversion
11 13 (16.88%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (16.88%) Security Cleared
11 13 (16.88%) HTML
11 13 (16.88%) Relational Database
12 12 (15.58%) BDD
12 12 (15.58%) SQL Server
12 12 (15.58%) CSS
12 12 (15.58%) ITIL
12 12 (15.58%) Unix
12 12 (15.58%) SC Cleared

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 32 (41.56%) WebSphere
2 7 (9.09%) JBoss
3 6 (7.79%) Apache
3 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.79%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (3.90%) Documentum
4 3 (3.90%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (2.60%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (2.60%) Apache Synapse
5 2 (2.60%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
5 2 (2.60%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.60%) WordPress
6 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.30%) CMS
6 1 (1.30%) IIS
6 1 (1.30%) Liferay
6 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (6.49%) MS Visio
4 4 (5.19%) SPSS
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (1.30%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.90%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (3.90%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (3.90%) Siebel CRM
2 2 (2.60%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.30%) BPCS
3 1 (1.30%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (1.30%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 19 (24.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.49%) Office 365
4 2 (2.60%) IaaS
4 2 (2.60%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (2.60%) IBM PureFlex
5 1 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.30%) GitHub
5 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) Firewall
1 7 (9.09%) Internet
2 6 (7.79%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (7.79%) WAN
2 6 (7.79%) Wireless
3 5 (6.49%) SAN
4 4 (5.19%) SMS
5 3 (3.90%) FTP
6 2 (2.60%) HTTPS
6 2 (2.60%) MPLS
6 2 (2.60%) SSL
6 2 (2.60%) VPN
7 1 (1.30%) 3G
7 1 (1.30%) BGP
7 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.30%) HTTP
7 1 (1.30%) Network Security
7 1 (1.30%) OSPF
7 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.88%) PostgreSQL
1 13 (16.88%) Relational Database
2 12 (15.58%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.19%) MySQL
3 4 (5.19%) Power BI
4 3 (3.90%) DB2
4 3 (3.90%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.90%) MariaDB
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.30%) Big Data
6 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.30%) DataStage
6 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.30%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.30%) QualityStage
6 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (20.78%) Git (software)
2 14 (18.18%) Subversion
3 5 (6.49%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.49%) JIRA
4 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.60%) GitLab
6 1 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.30%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.30%) JUnit
6 1 (1.30%) Maven
6 1 (1.30%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.30%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (1.30%) Selenium
6 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.30%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.30%) XMLSpy
General
1 6 (7.79%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Automotive
3 3 (3.90%) Legal
4 2 (2.60%) Retail
5 1 (1.30%) Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Electronics
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (28.57%) Developer
2 20 (25.97%) Java Developer
3 8 (10.39%) Architect
4 6 (7.79%) Network Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Incident Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Network Support
5 5 (6.49%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.49%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Consultant
7 3 (3.90%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Manager
8 2 (2.60%) Digital Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Digital Business Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Digital Product Owner
8 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Technical Architect
8 2 (2.60%) Open Source Architect
8 2 (2.60%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.97%) Hibernate
1 20 (25.97%) Spring
2 17 (22.08%) Apache Camel
3 16 (20.78%) RabbitMQ
4 15 (19.48%) Spring Boot
5 13 (16.88%) HTML
6 12 (15.58%) CSS
7 7 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (7.79%) SOAP
9 4 (5.19%) IBM Integration Bus
9 4 (5.19%) J2EE
9 4 (5.19%) REST
9 4 (5.19%) Web Services
9 4 (5.19%) XML
10 3 (3.90%) Angular 2
10 3 (3.90%) AngularJS
10 3 (3.90%) JPA
10 3 (3.90%) MSMQ
10 3 (3.90%) Spring MVC
11 2 (2.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 7 (9.09%) DataPower
2 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.60%) AS400
3 2 (2.60%) iSeries
3 2 (2.60%) TM Forum
3 2 (2.60%) User Experience
4 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.30%) Infotainment
4 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.30%) PKI
4 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.30%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.58%) Unix
2 8 (10.39%) Linux
2 8 (10.39%) Windows
3 4 (5.19%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.60%) AIX
4 2 (2.60%) Solaris
5 1 (1.30%) Android
5 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.30%) OS/400
5 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (37.66%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (24.68%) TDD
3 17 (22.08%) Microservices
4 16 (20.78%) Migration
5 12 (15.58%) BDD
5 12 (15.58%) ITIL
6 11 (14.29%) Scrum
7 8 (10.39%) Project Management
8 6 (7.79%) CRM
8 6 (7.79%) Network Load Balancing
8 6 (7.79%) Network Packet Analysis
8 6 (7.79%) PRINCE2
8 6 (7.79%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (7.79%) WAN Optimisation
9 5 (6.49%) Coaching
9 5 (6.49%) Configuration Management
9 5 (6.49%) ITIL V3
9 5 (6.49%) Service Delivery
9 5 (6.49%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 28 (36.36%) Java
2 20 (25.97%) JavaScript
2 20 (25.97%) SQL
3 17 (22.08%) Java 8
4 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.90%) Python
6 1 (1.30%) C
6 1 (1.30%) C++
6 1 (1.30%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.30%) RPG
6 1 (1.30%) RPG IV
6 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (16.88%) Security Cleared
2 12 (15.58%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.79%) CCNP
3 6 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.19%) ISEB
4 4 (5.19%) PMI Certification
4 4 (5.19%) PMP
5 3 (3.90%) Degree
5 3 (3.90%) OCP
5 3 (3.90%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (2.60%) DBS Check
6 2 (2.60%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.60%) MCSE
6 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.30%) CISA
7 1 (1.30%) CISSP
7 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.30%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) GDPR
1 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 19770
1 2 (2.60%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.30%) PMO
2 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.49%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.90%) Docker
3 3 (3.90%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) Ansible
1 6 (7.79%) FortiGate
2 4 (5.19%) NetBackup
2 4 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.19%) Puppet
2 4 (5.19%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 3 (3.90%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.90%) SCCM
3 3 (3.90%) Terraform
4 2 (2.60%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (1.30%) Graylog
5 1 (1.30%) logstash
5 1 (1.30%) Nagios
5 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.30%) Rundeck
5 1 (1.30%) SafeCom
5 1 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.30%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (25.97%) Oracle
2 18 (23.38%) Microsoft
3 11 (14.29%) McAfee
3 11 (14.29%) VMware
4 10 (12.99%) Cisco
5 9 (11.69%) CheckPoint
6 8 (10.39%) F5
6 8 (10.39%) NetApp
7 7 (9.09%) BMC
7 7 (9.09%) HP
8 6 (7.79%) Aruba
8 6 (7.79%) Blue Coat
8 6 (7.79%) Fortinet
9 4 (5.19%) Symantec
9 4 (5.19%) Veritas
10 3 (3.90%) Adobe
10 3 (3.90%) Citrix
10 3 (3.90%) Google
10 3 (3.90%) Pega
10 3 (3.90%) Siebel