The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 40 35 44
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing IBM 14 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.99% 0.35% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 7.07% 0.81% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £265 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -49.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.51 £23.46 £26.90
% change year-on-year
+13.01% -12.78%
IBM
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
198 123 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 42.22% 43.31% 48.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 73 115
Average daily rate £335 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 11
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £42.50 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -5.10%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Bedfordshire region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Bedfordshire region.

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

IBM
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -13 8 £325 +22.64%
Bedford - 4 £488 - 1
IBM
East of England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM.

1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (94.44%) SQL
3 11 (61.11%) Java
4 10 (55.56%) XML
4 10 (55.56%) UML
4 10 (55.56%) WebSphere
4 10 (55.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 10 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (44.44%) Unica
5 8 (44.44%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 8 (44.44%) CRM
5 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 8 (44.44%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (44.44%) Marketing
6 7 (38.89%) Logistics
6 7 (38.89%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (38.89%) ETL
6 7 (38.89%) ISO 9001
6 7 (38.89%) PL/SQL
6 7 (38.89%) SAP
6 7 (38.89%) Oracle
6 7 (38.89%) Campaign Management
6 7 (38.89%) Oracle Database
6 7 (38.89%) Neolane
6 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (38.89%) SugarCRM
6 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
7 6 (33.33%) Project Planning
8 5 (27.78%) Process Management
8 5 (27.78%) Middleware

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (55.56%) WebSphere
2 8 (44.44%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (44.44%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 7 (38.89%) SugarCRM
4 2 (11.11%) MQSeries
5 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (44.44%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) German Language
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Middleware Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Digital Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Middleware Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (55.56%) XML
2 10 (55.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 5 (27.78%) Middleware
4 2 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) UML
2 8 (44.44%) CRM
3 7 (38.89%) ETL
3 7 (38.89%) Logistics
3 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
3 7 (38.89%) Campaign Management
4 6 (33.33%) Project Planning
5 5 (27.78%) Process Management
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.56%) SOA
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) Direct Marketing
6 1 (5.56%) Multivariate Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Analytics
6 1 (5.56%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) SQL
2 11 (61.11%) Java
3 7 (38.89%) PL/SQL
4 4 (22.22%) C#
5 3 (16.67%) C
6 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 8 (44.44%) Unica
2 7 (38.89%) Neolane
2 7 (38.89%) Salesforce.com
2 7 (38.89%) Oracle
2 7 (38.89%) SAP