Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 81 77
Rank change year-on-year -19 -4 -33
Contract jobs citing IBM 94 98 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.86% 2.26% 2.54%
As % of the Vendors category 3.97% 5.20% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 59 102
West Midlands median daily rate £440 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.55% - -3.13%
10th Percentile £354 £288 £306
90th Percentile £588 £488 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.22 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% -5.23% -44.95%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.01 £12.50
90th Percentile £16.75 £50.63 £17.50
England median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -18.00% -20.63% +0.19%

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 2,365 1,885 2,912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.70% 43.55% 47.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,357 1,134 1,598
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £235 £225 £220
90th Percentile £575 £571 £525
England median daily rate £450 £440 £420
% change year-on-year +2.33% +4.70% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 79 93
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £13.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.30% -17.09%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.45 £9.31
90th Percentile £28.25 £48.00 £25.82
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year +2.94% -1.45% -1.43%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -8 37 £450 +16.13% 4
Shropshire - 21 £475 - 1
Warwickshire -6 15 £375 -22.28% 2
Coventry -18 7 £575 +91.67% 1
Walsall - 2 £363 -
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 48 (51.06%) Java
2 43 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (43.62%) WebSphere
4 35 (37.23%) Git (software)
5 33 (35.11%) Spring
6 32 (34.04%) Subversion
6 32 (34.04%) TDD
6 32 (34.04%) Microservices
7 31 (32.98%) Hibernate
8 30 (31.91%) Spring Boot
8 30 (31.91%) Apache Camel
9 29 (30.85%) Java 8
9 29 (30.85%) JavaScript
9 29 (30.85%) SQL Server
10 28 (29.79%) PostgreSQL
10 28 (29.79%) RabbitMQ
11 27 (28.72%) Migration
12 26 (27.66%) Microsoft Azure
12 26 (27.66%) SQL
13 25 (26.60%) BDD
14 24 (25.53%) HTML
14 24 (25.53%) Relational Database
15 23 (24.47%) CSS
16 22 (23.40%) Oracle
16 22 (23.40%) Amazon AWS
17 18 (19.15%) Security Cleared
18 17 (18.09%) SC Cleared
19 16 (17.02%) Windows
19 16 (17.02%) Linux
19 16 (17.02%) Microsoft

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 41 (43.62%) WebSphere
2 12 (12.77%) Apache
3 7 (7.45%) Confluence
3 7 (7.45%) nginx
4 6 (6.38%) MS Exchange
5 4 (4.26%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (3.19%) Appian
6 3 (3.19%) Documentum
6 3 (3.19%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (2.13%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.13%) WordPress
8 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (5.32%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.26%) SPSS
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (1.06%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.19%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (3.19%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (3.19%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (1.06%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 26 (27.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (23.40%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.32%) Office 365
4 2 (2.13%) IaaS
4 2 (2.13%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.06%) GitHub
5 1 (1.06%) IBM PureFlex
5 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.51%) Internet
2 7 (7.45%) Reverse Proxy
3 6 (6.38%) Firewall
3 6 (6.38%) SAN
4 5 (5.32%) DNS
4 5 (5.32%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (5.32%) SMS
4 5 (5.32%) SSL
4 5 (5.32%) WAN
4 5 (5.32%) Wireless
5 2 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.13%) MPLS
5 2 (2.13%) VPN
6 1 (1.06%) BGP
6 1 (1.06%) FTP
6 1 (1.06%) HSRP
6 1 (1.06%) HTTP
6 1 (1.06%) OSPF
6 1 (1.06%) VLAN
6 1 (1.06%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (30.85%) SQL Server
2 28 (29.79%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (25.53%) Relational Database
4 10 (10.64%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.26%) Power BI
6 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.13%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.13%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (1.06%) Big Data
7 1 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.06%) DataStage
7 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.06%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (1.06%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 35 (37.23%) Git (software)
2 32 (34.04%) Subversion
3 10 (10.64%) JIRA
4 8 (8.51%) Jenkins
5 7 (7.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (7.45%) Bitbucket
5 7 (7.45%) ClearCase
5 7 (7.45%) Vagrant
6 3 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.19%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.06%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.06%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.06%) XMLSpy
General
1 10 (10.64%) Finance
2 2 (2.13%) Billing
3 1 (1.06%) Automotive
3 1 (1.06%) Banking
3 1 (1.06%) Legal
3 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (38.30%) Developer
2 30 (31.91%) Java Developer
3 10 (10.64%) Architect
4 6 (6.38%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.32%) Consultant
5 5 (5.32%) Technical Architect
6 4 (4.26%) Analyst
6 4 (4.26%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.19%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (3.19%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (3.19%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.19%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.19%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (3.19%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 3 (3.19%) JIRA Consultant
7 3 (3.19%) Senior Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.19%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.19%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (3.19%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (3.19%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (35.11%) Spring
2 31 (32.98%) Hibernate
3 30 (31.91%) Apache Camel
3 30 (31.91%) Spring Boot
4 28 (29.79%) RabbitMQ
5 24 (25.53%) HTML
6 23 (24.47%) CSS
7 6 (6.38%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (4.26%) IBM Integration Bus
8 4 (4.26%) Middleware
8 4 (4.26%) XML
9 3 (3.19%) Angular 2
9 3 (3.19%) AngularJS
9 3 (3.19%) REST
9 3 (3.19%) Web Services
10 2 (2.13%) RESTful
11 1 (1.06%) .NET
11 1 (1.06%) J2EE
11 1 (1.06%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.45%) DataPower
2 5 (5.32%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.32%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.06%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.06%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.06%) User Experience
5 1 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.02%) Linux
1 16 (17.02%) Windows
2 13 (13.83%) Unix
3 11 (11.70%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.26%) Solaris
5 3 (3.19%) AIX
5 3 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.06%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (34.04%) Microservices
2 32 (34.04%) TDD
3 27 (28.72%) Migration
4 25 (26.60%) BDD
5 15 (15.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (12.77%) DevOps
6 12 (12.77%) Scrum
7 10 (10.64%) ITIL
8 9 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (8.51%) Coaching
9 8 (8.51%) Continuous Deployment
10 6 (6.38%) CRM
10 6 (6.38%) PRINCE2
10 6 (6.38%) Project Management
10 6 (6.38%) Task Automation
11 5 (5.32%) Configuration Management
11 5 (5.32%) Mentoring
11 5 (5.32%) Network Packet Analysis
11 5 (5.32%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 48 (51.06%) Java
2 29 (30.85%) Java 8
2 29 (30.85%) JavaScript
3 26 (27.66%) SQL
4 4 (4.26%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.19%) Korn
5 3 (3.19%) Python
6 2 (2.13%) COBOL
7 1 (1.06%) C
7 1 (1.06%) Perl
7 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 17 (18.09%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.32%) CCNP
3 5 (5.32%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.26%) CISSP
4 4 (4.26%) PMI Certification
4 4 (4.26%) PMP
5 3 (3.19%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (2.13%) CCIE
6 2 (2.13%) DBS Check
6 2 (2.13%) Degree
6 2 (2.13%) ISEB
6 2 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.13%) MCSE
6 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.06%) CISA
7 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.06%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) GDPR
2 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.06%) PMO
2 1 (1.06%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (13.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.32%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.19%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (2.13%) NFS
4 2 (2.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.06%) Samba
5 1 (1.06%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (11.70%) Ansible
2 8 (8.51%) Terraform
3 7 (7.45%) Nagios
3 7 (7.45%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (7.45%) Rundeck
4 4 (4.26%) NetBackup
4 4 (4.26%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 2 (2.13%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (2.13%) Simpana
6 1 (1.06%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.06%) Packer
6 1 (1.06%) SafeCom
6 1 (1.06%) SCCM
6 1 (1.06%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (23.40%) Oracle
2 16 (17.02%) Microsoft
3 14 (14.89%) VMware
4 10 (10.64%) McAfee
5 9 (9.57%) CheckPoint
6 7 (7.45%) Atlassian
6 7 (7.45%) Cisco
6 7 (7.45%) NetApp
7 6 (6.38%) BMC
7 6 (6.38%) Veritas
8 5 (5.32%) Blue Coat
8 5 (5.32%) F5
8 5 (5.32%) Fortinet
9 4 (4.26%) webMethods
10 3 (3.19%) Google
10 3 (3.19%) HP
10 3 (3.19%) Netezza
10 3 (3.19%) Pega
10 3 (3.19%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.19%) Siebel