Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 83 73
Rank change year-on-year -38 -10 -17
Contract jobs citing IBM 81 109 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.59% 2.35% 2.76%
As % of the Vendors category 3.38% 5.26% 5.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 68 115
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +1.80%
10th Percentile £374 £288 £300
90th Percentile £593 £488 £555
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -0.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £19.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.64% +27.87% -51.49%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.30 £12.73
90th Percentile £16.75 £52.50 £17.38
England median hourly rate £36.50 £25.00 £32.66
% change year-on-year +46.00% -23.44% +3.86%

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 2,396 2,071 2,884
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 47.05% 44.69% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,361 1,227 1,565
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £208 £242
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 92 90
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.82 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.19% +9.10% -6.45%
10th Percentile £10.96 £11.03 £9.94
90th Percentile £28.25 £50.00 £25.01
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -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 22 October 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
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 22 October 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 29 £460 +10.84% 2
Birmingham -16 23 £470 +17.50% 4
Coventry -15 12 £420 +40.00% 2
Warwickshire -14 4 £430 -9.47% 2
Sutton Coldfield +8 1 £350 -
Staffordshire -9 1 £388 +6.90% 2
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 35 (43.21%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (38.27%) Java
3 29 (35.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (29.63%) Security Cleared
5 23 (28.40%) SC Cleared
5 23 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (25.93%) Git (software)
6 21 (25.93%) Oracle
6 21 (25.93%) SQL Server
6 21 (25.93%) Cisco
7 20 (24.69%) Subversion
8 19 (23.46%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (22.22%) Migration
9 18 (22.22%) Firewall
9 18 (22.22%) CheckPoint
9 18 (22.22%) SQL
9 18 (22.22%) ITIL
9 18 (22.22%) Windows
9 18 (22.22%) WebSphere
10 17 (20.99%) Spring
10 17 (20.99%) McAfee
11 16 (19.75%) Internet
11 16 (19.75%) TDD
11 16 (19.75%) BDD
11 16 (19.75%) Microservices
12 15 (18.52%) Apache Camel
12 15 (18.52%) Spring Boot
12 15 (18.52%) Java 8
12 15 (18.52%) Hibernate
12 15 (18.52%) JavaScript

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 18 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 12 (14.81%) Apache
3 8 (9.88%) Confluence
3 8 (9.88%) nginx
4 4 (4.94%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.70%) Appian
5 3 (3.70%) Documentum
5 3 (3.70%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.70%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.23%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.70%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (3.70%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (3.70%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (1.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.23%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 35 (43.21%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (35.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.94%) Office 365
4 3 (3.70%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.23%) GitHub
5 1 (1.23%) IaaS
5 1 (1.23%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 18 (22.22%) Firewall
2 16 (19.75%) Internet
3 15 (18.52%) WAN
4 14 (17.28%) Intrusion Detection
4 14 (17.28%) Wireless
5 8 (9.88%) DNS
5 8 (9.88%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (8.64%) SAN
7 6 (7.41%) SSL
8 3 (3.70%) IP Telephony
8 3 (3.70%) VPN
9 2 (2.47%) DHCP
9 2 (2.47%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.47%) HSRP
9 2 (2.47%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.47%) MPLS
9 2 (2.47%) NAS
9 2 (2.47%) OSPF
9 2 (2.47%) Unified Communications
9 2 (2.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 19 (23.46%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (14.81%) Relational Database
4 11 (13.58%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (25.93%) Git (software)
2 20 (24.69%) Subversion
3 9 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 8 (9.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (9.88%) Bitbucket
4 8 (9.88%) ClearCase
4 8 (9.88%) JIRA
4 8 (9.88%) Vagrant
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.23%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.23%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.23%) XMLSpy
General
1 9 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Billing
3 1 (1.23%) Automotive
3 1 (1.23%) Legal
3 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (24.69%) Developer
2 14 (17.28%) Java Developer
3 13 (16.05%) Network Engineer
4 12 (14.81%) Senior Network Engineer
5 9 (11.11%) Architect
6 8 (9.88%) Technical Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.94%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Senior Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.94%) Senior Manager
7 4 (4.94%) Storage Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 3 (3.70%) JIRA Consultant
8 3 (3.70%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.99%) Spring
2 15 (18.52%) Apache Camel
2 15 (18.52%) Hibernate
2 15 (18.52%) Spring Boot
3 14 (17.28%) RabbitMQ
4 11 (13.58%) CSS
4 11 (13.58%) HTML
5 5 (6.17%) XML
6 3 (3.70%) Angular 2
6 3 (3.70%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.70%) Middleware
6 3 (3.70%) Web Services
7 2 (2.47%) REST
7 2 (2.47%) RESTful
7 2 (2.47%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (1.23%) .NET
8 1 (1.23%) J2EE
8 1 (1.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.17%) Private Cloud
3 4 (4.94%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.47%) PKI
5 2 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.23%) DataPower
6 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.22%) Windows
2 14 (17.28%) Linux
3 13 (16.05%) Windows Server
4 8 (9.88%) Unix
5 4 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.70%) Solaris
7 2 (2.47%) AIX
7 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.23%) VME
8 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (22.22%) ITIL
2 18 (22.22%) Migration
3 16 (19.75%) BDD
3 16 (19.75%) Microservices
3 16 (19.75%) TDD
4 14 (17.28%) Network Load Balancing
4 14 (17.28%) Network Packet Analysis
4 14 (17.28%) WAN Optimisation
5 13 (16.05%) DevOps
5 13 (16.05%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (13.58%) Coaching
7 10 (12.35%) ITIL V3
7 10 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (9.88%) Continuous Deployment
10 6 (7.41%) Scrum
10 6 (7.41%) Task Automation
11 5 (6.17%) CRM
11 5 (6.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 31 (38.27%) Java
2 18 (22.22%) SQL
3 15 (18.52%) Java 8
3 15 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.94%) Korn
5 3 (3.70%) COBOL
5 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.70%) Python
6 1 (1.23%) Perl
6 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (29.63%) Security Cleared
2 23 (28.40%) SC Cleared
3 14 (17.28%) CCNP
3 14 (17.28%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (8.64%) CISSP
5 6 (7.41%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (6.17%) CCIE
7 3 (3.70%) ISEB
7 3 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.47%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.23%) CISA
9 1 (1.23%) Degree
9 1 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.23%) MCSE
9 1 (1.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 14 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.17%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.94%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.47%) NFS
4 2 (2.47%) Samba
4 2 (2.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.47%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (2.47%) XenApp
4 2 (2.47%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (14.81%) Ansible
2 9 (11.11%) Terraform
3 8 (9.88%) Nagios
3 8 (9.88%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (9.88%) Rundeck
4 5 (6.17%) FortiGate
4 5 (6.17%) QRadar
5 3 (3.70%) SCOM
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (2.47%) Simpana
6 2 (2.47%) WSUS
7 1 (1.23%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.23%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (1.23%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.23%) Packer
7 1 (1.23%) SafeCom
7 1 (1.23%) SCCM
7 1 (1.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (25.93%) Cisco
1 21 (25.93%) Oracle
2 18 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 17 (20.99%) McAfee
4 14 (17.28%) Blue Coat
4 14 (17.28%) BMC
4 14 (17.28%) F5
4 14 (17.28%) Fortinet
4 14 (17.28%) VMware
5 13 (16.05%) HP
6 12 (14.81%) Microsoft
7 8 (9.88%) Aruba
7 8 (9.88%) Atlassian
8 4 (4.94%) BT
8 4 (4.94%) NetApp
8 4 (4.94%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.94%) webMethods
9 3 (3.70%) CommVault
9 3 (3.70%) Siebel
9 3 (3.70%) Veritas