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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 73 52
Rank change year-on-year +4 -21  
Contract jobs citing IBM 46 68 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.27% 2.26% 3.17%
As % of the Vendors category 5.09% 4.69% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 43 40
Median daily rate £388 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £475 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £401
% change year-on-year - -0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Median hourly rate £14.22 - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £28.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.94% -24.00%  

IBM is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 903 1451 1146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 44.53% 48.24% 47.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 794 677
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £203 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 45 75
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.60 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing IBM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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
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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +7 18 £475 +11.76%
Birmingham -7 14 £375 - 5
Wolverhampton - 3 £113 -
Coventry +11 2 £313 -16.66% 11
Solihull - 2 - -
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 31 (32.63%) Oracle
2 21 (22.11%) Linux
2 21 (22.11%) Microsoft
2 21 (22.11%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (21.05%) Migration
4 19 (20.00%) Change Management
4 19 (20.00%) SQL
5 18 (18.95%) Windows
5 18 (18.95%) HP
6 17 (17.89%) Finance
7 15 (15.79%) Java
8 14 (14.74%) Unix
8 14 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (13.68%) ITIL
9 13 (13.68%) SAN
9 13 (13.68%) Customer Requirements
10 12 (12.63%) Degree
10 12 (12.63%) Network Security
11 11 (11.58%) Problem Management
11 11 (11.58%) Incident Management
11 11 (11.58%) NetApp
11 11 (11.58%) VMware
11 11 (11.58%) AIX
11 11 (11.58%) Web Services
11 11 (11.58%) Dell
12 10 (10.53%) SLA
12 10 (10.53%) Telecoms
12 10 (10.53%) AppScan
12 10 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
12 10 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure

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 9 (9.47%) Liferay
1 9 (9.47%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (4.21%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.11%) SAS
5 1 (1.05%) CMS
5 1 (1.05%) IIS
5 1 (1.05%) JBoss
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (10.53%) Oracle Utilities
2 8 (8.42%) Maximo
3 2 (2.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (2.11%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (1.05%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.26%) IBM SmartCloud
2 3 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.05%) Bluemix
3 1 (1.05%) IaaS
3 1 (1.05%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.05%) IBM PureFlex
3 1 (1.05%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.68%) SAN
2 12 (12.63%) Network Security
3 9 (9.47%) LDAP
4 4 (4.21%) Firewall
5 3 (3.16%) FTP
5 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.05%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.05%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.05%) Internet
6 1 (1.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (5.26%) DB2
1 5 (5.26%) IBM InfoSphere
1 5 (5.26%) MongoDB
1 5 (5.26%) Oracle Database
1 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) DataStage
3 3 (3.16%) OLAP
4 2 (2.11%) Data Mart
4 2 (2.11%) DTS
4 2 (2.11%) Informix
4 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.05%) Big Data
5 1 (1.05%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (10.53%) AppScan
2 9 (9.47%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.16%) XMLSpy
4 2 (2.11%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.05%) Gradle
5 1 (1.05%) JSUnit
5 1 (1.05%) JUnit
5 1 (1.05%) Maven
5 1 (1.05%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.05%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 17 (17.89%) Finance
2 10 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.32%) Electronics
3 6 (6.32%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.21%) Retail
5 2 (2.11%) Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Automotive
6 1 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (25.26%) Developer
2 22 (23.16%) Consultant
3 21 (22.11%) Architect
4 13 (13.68%) Technical Architect
5 11 (11.58%) Security Consultant
6 9 (9.47%) Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Bid Manager
7 6 (6.32%) Maximo Consultant
8 5 (5.26%) Programme Manager
9 4 (4.21%) Asset Management Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Software Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Storage Architect
10 3 (3.16%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.16%) DataStage Developer
10 3 (3.16%) Full Stack Developer
10 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
10 3 (3.16%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.16%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.58%) Web Services
2 7 (7.37%) Middleware
3 5 (5.26%) AngularJS
3 5 (5.26%) CSS
3 5 (5.26%) HTML
3 5 (5.26%) REST
3 5 (5.26%) RESTful
4 4 (4.21%) jQuery
4 4 (4.21%) Node.js
4 4 (4.21%) SOAP
4 4 (4.21%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (3.16%) CakePHP
5 3 (3.16%) Express
5 3 (3.16%) Laravel
5 3 (3.16%) MEAN Stack
5 3 (3.16%) Symfony
5 3 (3.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (3.16%) XML
6 2 (2.11%) Spring
6 2 (2.11%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.11%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.42%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.37%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.26%) CLARiiON
4 5 (5.26%) Symmetrix DMX
5 4 (4.21%) Blackberry
5 4 (4.21%) DataPower
5 4 (4.21%) Fat Client
5 4 (4.21%) FMCG
5 4 (4.21%) Thin Client
6 3 (3.16%) HP Storage
6 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.16%) Taxonomies
7 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.11%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.11%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.05%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.05%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.05%) User Experience
8 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.11%) Linux
2 18 (18.95%) Windows
3 14 (14.74%) Unix
4 11 (11.58%) AIX
5 4 (4.21%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.16%) HPUX
7 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.05%) Solaris
8 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.05%) Migration
2 19 (20.00%) Change Management
3 14 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (13.68%) Customer Requirements
4 13 (13.68%) ITIL
5 11 (11.58%) Incident Management
5 11 (11.58%) Problem Management
6 10 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (10.53%) Server Hardening
7 9 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (9.47%) Escalation Management
7 9 (9.47%) Task Automation
8 8 (8.42%) Data Modelling
8 8 (8.42%) Technical Analysis
9 7 (7.37%) Asset Management
9 7 (7.37%) Knowledge Management
9 7 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (7.37%) Workflow
10 6 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (5.26%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.00%) SQL
2 15 (15.79%) Java
3 7 (7.37%) Python
4 6 (6.32%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.26%) C#
6 4 (4.21%) PHP
6 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.21%) VB
7 3 (3.16%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.11%) Perl
9 1 (1.05%) Korn
9 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.05%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.05%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (12.63%) Degree
2 7 (7.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (5.26%) PgMP
3 5 (5.26%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.05%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.53%) SLA
2 3 (3.16%) QA
3 2 (2.11%) Basel II
3 2 (2.11%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 10 (10.53%) Hyper-V
1 10 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.42%) Active Directory
3 7 (7.37%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (6.32%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (5.26%) SRDF
6 4 (4.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (4.21%) Terminal Services
6 4 (4.21%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.05%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (5.26%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 5 (5.26%) Netcool
2 4 (4.21%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (4.21%) SafeCom
2 4 (4.21%) SCCM
2 4 (4.21%) WSUS
3 2 (2.11%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.05%) Ansible
4 1 (1.05%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.05%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (32.63%) Oracle
2 21 (22.11%) Microsoft
3 18 (18.95%) HP
4 11 (11.58%) Dell
4 11 (11.58%) NetApp
4 11 (11.58%) VMware
5 9 (9.47%) SAP
6 8 (8.42%) Black Duck
6 8 (8.42%) EMC
7 7 (7.37%) Cognos
8 6 (6.32%) 3PAR
8 6 (6.32%) Brocade
8 6 (6.32%) Fujitsu
9 5 (5.26%) McAfee
10 4 (4.21%) Cisco
10 4 (4.21%) Symantec
10 4 (4.21%) Wyse
11 2 (2.11%) Citrix
11 2 (2.11%) Informatica
11 2 (2.11%) Veritas
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