Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 77 73
Rank change year-on-year -38 -4 -11
Contract jobs citing IBM 97 120 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.87% 2.44% 2.82%
As % of the Vendors category 4.08% 5.55% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 81 114
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £360 £288 £300
90th Percentile £531 £510 £575
England median daily rate £455 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +1.00% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 15 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - £20.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +31.15% -51.49%
England median hourly rate £41.00 £25.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +64.00% -30.56% +14.50%

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 2,379 2,162 2,757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.78% 44.02% 46.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,354 1,305 1,509
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.19% - +4.58%
10th Percentile £221 £206 £225
90th Percentile £575 £573 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 92 84
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.18% +11.74% -6.45%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.78 £10.60
90th Percentile £28.25 £48.75 £26.00
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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -4 34 £450 +5.88% 4
Shropshire -38 34 £450 +2.27% 3
Coventry -11 16 £420 +40.00% 5
Sutton Coldfield +9 1 £350 -
Warwickshire -7 1 - - 4
Staffordshire -15 1 £388 +6.90%
Walsall - 1 £169 -
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 40 (41.24%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (40.21%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (40.21%) Java
3 34 (35.05%) SQL
3 34 (35.05%) SQL Server
4 33 (34.02%) Subversion
4 33 (34.02%) Security Cleared
4 33 (34.02%) Git (software)
5 31 (31.96%) PostgreSQL
6 30 (30.93%) Migration
6 30 (30.93%) SC Cleared
6 30 (30.93%) Microsoft Azure
7 28 (28.87%) Cisco
8 27 (27.84%) Spring
8 27 (27.84%) WebSphere
9 26 (26.80%) Hibernate
9 26 (26.80%) Apache Camel
9 26 (26.80%) Microservices
9 26 (26.80%) Spring Boot
9 26 (26.80%) Java 8
10 24 (24.74%) TDD
10 24 (24.74%) BDD
10 24 (24.74%) RabbitMQ
11 23 (23.71%) CSS
11 23 (23.71%) Oracle
11 23 (23.71%) JavaScript
11 23 (23.71%) HTML
11 23 (23.71%) Trunk-Based Development
11 23 (23.71%) Relational Database
12 20 (20.62%) Problem-Solving

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 27 (27.84%) WebSphere
2 11 (11.34%) Apache
3 8 (8.25%) Confluence
3 8 (8.25%) nginx
4 5 (5.15%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.12%) SAS
6 2 (2.06%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.03%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (1.03%) Infor M3
1 1 (1.03%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 40 (41.24%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (30.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.12%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.62%) Firewall
2 18 (18.56%) Internet
2 18 (18.56%) WAN
3 17 (17.53%) Intrusion Detection
3 17 (17.53%) Wireless
4 8 (8.25%) DNS
4 8 (8.25%) Reverse Proxy
5 7 (7.22%) SAN
6 6 (6.19%) SSL
7 4 (4.12%) VPN
8 3 (3.09%) BGP
8 3 (3.09%) HSRP
8 3 (3.09%) IP Telephony
8 3 (3.09%) MPLS
8 3 (3.09%) OSPF
8 3 (3.09%) VLAN
9 2 (2.06%) DHCP
9 2 (2.06%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.06%) NAS
9 2 (2.06%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (35.05%) SQL Server
2 31 (31.96%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (23.71%) Relational Database
4 9 (9.28%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.12%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 33 (34.02%) Git (software)
1 33 (34.02%) Subversion
2 8 (8.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 8 (8.25%) Bitbucket
2 8 (8.25%) ClearCase
2 8 (8.25%) Jenkins
2 8 (8.25%) JIRA
2 8 (8.25%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (9.28%) Finance
2 2 (2.06%) Billing
3 1 (1.03%) Banking
3 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (30.93%) Developer
2 25 (25.77%) Java Developer
3 16 (16.49%) Network Engineer
4 15 (15.46%) Senior Network Engineer
5 14 (14.43%) Architect
6 12 (12.37%) Technical Architect
7 7 (7.22%) Storage Architect
8 6 (6.19%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (6.19%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 6 (6.19%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (4.12%) Administrator
9 4 (4.12%) Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Consultant
9 4 (4.12%) Lead Software Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Network Support
9 4 (4.12%) Network Support Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Support Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (27.84%) Spring
2 26 (26.80%) Apache Camel
2 26 (26.80%) Hibernate
2 26 (26.80%) Spring Boot
3 24 (24.74%) RabbitMQ
4 23 (23.71%) CSS
4 23 (23.71%) HTML
5 6 (6.19%) XML
6 4 (4.12%) Middleware
7 2 (2.06%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (2.06%) REST
7 2 (2.06%) RESTful
8 1 (1.03%) J2EE
8 1 (1.03%) Web Services
8 1 (1.03%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.34%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.15%) Private Cloud
3 4 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.06%) DataPower
4 2 (2.06%) PKI
4 2 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.03%) AS400
5 1 (1.03%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.03%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.03%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.03%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.53%) Windows
2 12 (12.37%) Windows Server
3 10 (10.31%) Linux
3 10 (10.31%) Unix
4 6 (6.19%) Solaris
5 2 (2.06%) AIX
5 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.03%) VME
6 1 (1.03%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (40.21%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (30.93%) Migration
3 26 (26.80%) Microservices
4 24 (24.74%) BDD
4 24 (24.74%) TDD
5 23 (23.71%) Trunk-Based Development
6 20 (20.62%) ITIL
6 20 (20.62%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (17.53%) Network Load Balancing
7 17 (17.53%) Network Packet Analysis
7 17 (17.53%) WAN Optimisation
8 13 (13.40%) ITIL V3
8 13 (13.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (11.34%) Coaching
9 11 (11.34%) DevOps
10 8 (8.25%) Continuous Deployment
10 8 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (5.15%) Mentoring
11 5 (5.15%) Scrum
11 5 (5.15%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 39 (40.21%) Java
2 34 (35.05%) SQL
3 26 (26.80%) Java 8
4 23 (23.71%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.15%) PL/SQL
5 5 (5.15%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.09%) COBOL
6 3 (3.09%) Korn
6 3 (3.09%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.06%) Python
8 1 (1.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (34.02%) Security Cleared
2 30 (30.93%) SC Cleared
3 17 (17.53%) CCNP
3 17 (17.53%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (7.22%) Check Point Certification
4 7 (7.22%) CISSP
5 6 (6.19%) CCIE
5 6 (6.19%) ISEB
6 4 (4.12%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (4.12%) ISTQB
6 4 (4.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (2.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.06%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.12%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 4 (4.12%) vSphere
3 3 (3.09%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.06%) Samba
4 2 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.06%) XenApp
4 2 (2.06%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.03%) NFS
5 1 (1.03%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (9.28%) Ansible
2 8 (8.25%) Nagios
2 8 (8.25%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (8.25%) Rundeck
2 8 (8.25%) Terraform
3 6 (6.19%) QRadar
4 5 (5.15%) FortiGate
5 4 (4.12%) SCOM
5 4 (4.12%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.06%) WSUS
7 1 (1.03%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.03%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (1.03%) SafeCom
7 1 (1.03%) SCCM
7 1 (1.03%) Simpana
Vendors
1 28 (28.87%) Cisco
2 23 (23.71%) Oracle
3 20 (20.62%) CheckPoint
3 20 (20.62%) F5
4 19 (19.59%) McAfee
5 17 (17.53%) Blue Coat
5 17 (17.53%) BMC
5 17 (17.53%) Fortinet
5 17 (17.53%) VMware
6 14 (14.43%) HP
7 10 (10.31%) Aruba
8 8 (8.25%) Atlassian
8 8 (8.25%) Microsoft
9 7 (7.22%) BT
10 5 (5.15%) webMethods
11 3 (3.09%) CommVault
12 2 (2.06%) Adobe
12 2 (2.06%) Citrix
12 2 (2.06%) NetApp
12 2 (2.06%) Red Hat