Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 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.

IBM
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 65 60
Rank change year-on-year -8 -5 -5
Contract jobs citing IBM 119 176 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.46% 2.85% 2.64%
As % of the Vendors category 5.52% 6.07% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 119 76
West Midlands median daily rate £415 £425 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +0.29% -0.29%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £310
90th Percentile £489 £575 £613
England median daily rate £450 £436 £430
% change year-on-year +3.15% +1.45% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £15.25 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.15% -51.49% +87.70%
England median hourly rate £24.00 £36.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year -33.33% +14.50% +46.23%

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 2154 2899 2170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.50% 47.02% 44.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1284 1576 1088
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £207 £250 £215
90th Percentile £573 £550 £543
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 93 139
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.57 £14.50 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.38% -8.52% -
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.32 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.38 £24.95 £33.31
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.06%

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 November 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 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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -14 41 £400 -5.88% 3
Warwickshire -6 21 £475 +0.53% 2
Shropshire +35 17 £425 +21.60%
Coventry +3 11 £300 -33.33% 3
Wolverhampton +4 6 £113 -
Solihull -2 4 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 - -
Wednesbury - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 £363 -
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 28 (23.53%) Oracle
2 26 (21.85%) Cisco
3 24 (20.17%) Finance
4 22 (18.49%) McAfee
4 22 (18.49%) Microsoft
4 22 (18.49%) Active Directory
5 20 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (14.29%) WAN
6 17 (14.29%) Windows
7 16 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
7 16 (13.45%) Amazon AWS
7 16 (13.45%) Data Centre
8 15 (12.61%) F5
8 15 (12.61%) SC Cleared
8 15 (12.61%) Security Cleared
8 15 (12.61%) VMware
8 15 (12.61%) BMC
9 14 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (11.76%) Python
9 14 (11.76%) Internet
9 14 (11.76%) CheckPoint
9 14 (11.76%) Wireless
9 14 (11.76%) Blue Coat
9 14 (11.76%) Network Load Balancing
9 14 (11.76%) WAN Optimisation
9 14 (11.76%) Network Packet Analysis
10 13 (10.92%) Task Automation
10 13 (10.92%) Firewall
10 13 (10.92%) Change Management
10 13 (10.92%) Business Intelligence

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 11 (9.24%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (5.88%) Liferay
4 6 (5.04%) WebSphere
5 5 (4.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.52%) SAS
7 2 (1.68%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.84%) Apache
8 1 (0.84%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.84%) IIS
8 1 (0.84%) JBoss
8 1 (0.84%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 1 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.68%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (7.56%) Oracle Utilities
2 8 (6.72%) Maximo
3 4 (3.36%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (1.68%) TRIRIGA
5 1 (0.84%) BPCS
5 1 (0.84%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.84%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.45%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.52%) IBM SmartCloud
2 3 (2.52%) Office 365
3 2 (1.68%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.29%) WAN
2 14 (11.76%) Internet
2 14 (11.76%) Wireless
3 13 (10.92%) Firewall
4 12 (10.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (5.88%) BGP
5 7 (5.88%) HSRP
5 7 (5.88%) LDAP
5 7 (5.88%) MPLS
5 7 (5.88%) OSPF
5 7 (5.88%) VLAN
5 7 (5.88%) VPN
6 4 (3.36%) SAN
7 3 (2.52%) LAN
8 2 (1.68%) FTP
9 1 (0.84%) DNS
9 1 (0.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.72%) IBM InfoSphere
3 5 (4.20%) DataStage
4 4 (3.36%) DB2
4 4 (3.36%) OLAP
5 3 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.68%) CloverETL
6 2 (1.68%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (1.68%) Data Mart
6 2 (1.68%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.68%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.68%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (1.68%) Pentaho
6 2 (1.68%) PowerCenter
6 2 (1.68%) QlikView
6 2 (1.68%) Sagent Data Flow
6 2 (1.68%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.84%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 11 (9.24%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (8.40%) WinAutomation
3 9 (7.56%) AppScan
4 7 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.68%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.84%) ERwin
6 1 (0.84%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.84%) SoapUI
General
1 24 (20.17%) Finance
2 11 (9.24%) Retail
3 5 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.68%) Banking
4 2 (1.68%) Legal
5 1 (0.84%) Automotive
5 1 (0.84%) Back Office
5 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (15.13%) Consultant
2 17 (14.29%) Developer
3 14 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 11 (9.24%) Analyst
4 11 (9.24%) Architect
5 9 (7.56%) Security Consultant
6 8 (6.72%) Automation Engineer
6 8 (6.72%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (6.72%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.36%) Asset Management Analyst
9 4 (3.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (3.36%) Maximo Consultant
9 4 (3.36%) Network Support
9 4 (3.36%) Network Support Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) PowerShell Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Software Analyst
9 4 (3.36%) TM1 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.84%) .NET
1 1 (0.84%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (0.84%) AngularJS
1 1 (0.84%) Apache Camel
1 1 (0.84%) Apache Flex
1 1 (0.84%) CakePHP
1 1 (0.84%) CSS
1 1 (0.84%) Express
1 1 (0.84%) HTML
1 1 (0.84%) jQuery
1 1 (0.84%) Kafka
1 1 (0.84%) Middleware
1 1 (0.84%) Node.js
1 1 (0.84%) SOAP
1 1 (0.84%) Symfony
1 1 (0.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (0.84%) Velocity
1 1 (0.84%) WSDL
1 1 (0.84%) XML
1 1 (0.84%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.45%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.40%) Blackberry
2 10 (8.40%) Fat Client
2 10 (8.40%) FMCG
2 10 (8.40%) Thin Client
3 6 (5.04%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.52%) AS400
5 2 (1.68%) iSeries
5 2 (1.68%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.84%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.84%) CMDB
6 1 (0.84%) DataPower
6 1 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.84%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.84%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.29%) Windows
2 12 (10.08%) AIX
3 8 (6.72%) Linux
3 8 (6.72%) Unix
4 4 (3.36%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.52%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.68%) HPUX
6 2 (1.68%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.84%) OS/400
7 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (11.76%) Network Load Balancing
2 14 (11.76%) Network Packet Analysis
2 14 (11.76%) WAN Optimisation
3 13 (10.92%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (10.92%) Change Management
3 13 (10.92%) Task Automation
4 11 (9.24%) Asset Management
4 11 (9.24%) Service Delivery
5 10 (8.40%) ITIL
5 10 (8.40%) Mobile Device Management
5 10 (8.40%) Software Deployment
6 9 (7.56%) Analytics
6 9 (7.56%) Coaching
6 9 (7.56%) ETL
6 9 (7.56%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (7.56%) Server Hardening
7 8 (6.72%) ITIL V3
8 7 (5.88%) Integration Testing
8 7 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.76%) Python
2 12 (10.08%) PowerShell
3 11 (9.24%) Java
3 11 (9.24%) SQL
4 10 (8.40%) C#
4 10 (8.40%) VB
5 5 (4.20%) MATLAB
6 4 (3.36%) C
6 4 (3.36%) C++
7 3 (2.52%) RPG
8 2 (1.68%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
8 2 (1.68%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.68%) R
8 2 (1.68%) RPG III
8 2 (1.68%) RPG/400
9 1 (0.84%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.84%) PHP
9 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (12.61%) SC Cleared
1 15 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (10.08%) CCNP
4 10 (8.40%) Degree
5 6 (5.04%) CCIE
5 6 (5.04%) Check Point Certification
5 6 (5.04%) CISSP
6 2 (1.68%) MCSA
6 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (18.49%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.24%) Hyper-V
2 11 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.40%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (8.40%) Terminal Services
3 10 (8.40%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (1.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.84%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (9.24%) WSUS
2 10 (8.40%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (8.40%) SafeCom
2 10 (8.40%) SCCM
3 9 (7.56%) Tivoli
4 8 (6.72%) FortiGate
5 7 (5.88%) IBM BigFix
5 7 (5.88%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 4 (3.36%) Netcool
7 3 (2.52%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 2 (1.68%) Oracle EDQ
9 1 (0.84%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.84%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.84%) MOM
9 1 (0.84%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (23.53%) Oracle
2 26 (21.85%) Cisco
3 22 (18.49%) McAfee
3 22 (18.49%) Microsoft
4 15 (12.61%) BMC
4 15 (12.61%) F5
4 15 (12.61%) VMware
5 14 (11.76%) Blue Coat
5 14 (11.76%) CheckPoint
6 12 (10.08%) Cognos
6 12 (10.08%) Fortinet
6 12 (10.08%) NetApp
7 11 (9.24%) Symantec
8 10 (8.40%) Wyse
9 8 (6.72%) Aruba
9 8 (6.72%) HP
10 7 (5.88%) Black Duck
10 7 (5.88%) SAP
11 4 (3.36%) Meraki
11 4 (3.36%) Netezza