Period
to 26 May 2020

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 2020 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 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 91 129 115
Rank change year-on-year +38 -14 -34
Contract jobs citing IBM 34 56 77
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.62% 1.22% 1.56%
As % of the Vendors category 3.26% 2.74% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 48
Median daily rate £450 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +3.53%
10th Percentile £238 £330 £350
90th Percentile £650 £556 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.52% +9.81%
England median hourly rate £33.00 £42.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -21.89% +111.25% -42.86%

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 1,043 2,043 2,178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 49.71% 44.39% 44.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 1,178 1,290
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £246
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
England median daily rate £450 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 71 112
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £35.00 £41.25 £29.43
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing IBM as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IBM in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for IBM in the West Midlands

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IBM in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for IBM in the West Midlands

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IBM in the West Midlands.

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 26 May 2020. 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 +49 16 £450 +13.64%
Birmingham +9 7 £625 +47.06% 1
Warwickshire +15 5 - - 1
Coventry +22 4 - -
Solihull - 1 £688 -
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 16 (47.06%) SQL
1 16 (47.06%) Oracle
2 15 (44.12%) XML
2 15 (44.12%) Test Management
2 15 (44.12%) Test Automation
3 14 (41.18%) Test Strategy
3 14 (41.18%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (41.18%) Unix
3 14 (41.18%) Java
3 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 14 (41.18%) Oracle OWB
4 13 (38.24%) WebLogic
4 13 (38.24%) Windows
5 12 (35.29%) ISEB
5 12 (35.29%) ISEB Practitioner
5 12 (35.29%) SDLC
5 12 (35.29%) Planning and Forecasting
6 11 (32.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (32.35%) webMethods
7 10 (29.41%) CheckPoint
7 10 (29.41%) Mentoring
7 10 (29.41%) Coaching
8 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (17.65%) Migration
10 5 (14.71%) Finance
10 5 (14.71%) Azure
11 4 (11.76%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (11.76%) WebSphere
11 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (11.76%) Cybersecurity

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 13 (38.24%) WebLogic
2 4 (11.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (41.18%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Connectrix
1 1 (2.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (41.18%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (2.94%) Big Data
2 1 (2.94%) Data Lake
2 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.94%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (2.94%) OLAP
2 1 (2.94%) OLTP
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (5.88%) JMeter
2 2 (5.88%) LoadRunner
2 2 (5.88%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (2.94%) ERwin
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Automotive
3 3 (8.82%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Test Manager
2 5 (14.71%) Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) BPM Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Data Architect
6 1 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (44.12%) XML
2 4 (11.76%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (2.94%) CSS
3 1 (2.94%) HTML
3 1 (2.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) AS400
2 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) iSeries
2 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.94%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 14 (41.18%) Unix
2 13 (38.24%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) AIX
3 1 (2.94%) HPUX
3 1 (2.94%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Test Automation
1 15 (44.12%) Test Management
2 14 (41.18%) Test Strategy
3 12 (35.29%) Planning and Forecasting
3 12 (35.29%) SDLC
4 11 (32.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (29.41%) Coaching
5 10 (29.41%) Mentoring
6 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (17.65%) Migration
8 4 (11.76%) Case Management
8 4 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (11.76%) SysML
9 2 (5.88%) Acceptance Criteria
9 2 (5.88%) Data Centre Operations
9 2 (5.88%) Open Source
9 2 (5.88%) Performance Improvement
9 2 (5.88%) Performance Testing
9 2 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (5.88%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) SQL
2 14 (41.18%) Java
3 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) ISEB
1 12 (35.29%) ISEB Practitioner
2 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
2 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) GDPR
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) SRDF
1 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) EMC TimeFinder
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) Oracle
2 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 11 (32.35%) webMethods
4 10 (29.41%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.88%) HP
5 2 (5.88%) Remedy
5 2 (5.88%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.94%) Brocade
6 1 (2.94%) EMC
6 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.94%) SAP
6 1 (2.94%) Sun