The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 60 35 55
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +20
Contract jobs citing IBM 11 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.33% 2.83% 1.55%
As % of the Vendors category 3.15% 8.06% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 8
Average daily rate
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£463 £361 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.16% +27.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £315 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £505 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -35.48%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Vendors Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
349 211 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 42.05% 35.17% 36.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 129 189
Average daily rate £375 £345 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +10.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 34
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.18 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.53% -39.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
2 8 (38.10%) HP
3 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 7 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (23.81%) UNIX
4 5 (23.81%) Windows
4 5 (23.81%) UML
4 5 (23.81%) SysML
4 5 (23.81%) Requirements Management
4 5 (23.81%) Validation
4 5 (23.81%) Change Management
5 4 (19.05%) Firewall
5 4 (19.05%) BASE24
5 4 (19.05%) Tandem
5 4 (19.05%) Supplier Management
5 4 (19.05%) Supply Chain Management
5 4 (19.05%) Linux
5 4 (19.05%) ATM
5 4 (19.05%) EFT
6 3 (14.29%) Mainframe
6 3 (14.29%) CISSP
6 3 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Information Security
6 3 (14.29%) Content Management
6 3 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (14.29%) AS400
6 3 (14.29%) Security Management
6 3 (14.29%) VMware

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.76%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) BASE24
2 2 (9.52%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Firewall
1 4 (19.05%) ATM
2 3 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.76%) LAN
3 1 (4.76%) WAN
3 1 (4.76%) Radio Access Network
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (9.52%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Software Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) TM1 Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Security Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Security Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Business Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.76%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (4.76%) Network Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Server Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Tandem
1 4 (19.05%) EFT
2 3 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 3 (14.29%) AS400
2 3 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) UNIX
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Solaris
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
2 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 5 (23.81%) UML
3 5 (23.81%) SysML
3 5 (23.81%) Requirements Management
3 5 (23.81%) Validation
3 5 (23.81%) Change Management
4 4 (19.05%) Supplier Management
4 4 (19.05%) Supply Chain Management
5 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Information Security
5 3 (14.29%) Content Management
5 3 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (14.29%) Security Management
5 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Logistics
6 2 (9.52%) SOA
7 1 (4.76%) ITIL
7 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) CISSP
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) HP
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Dell
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Cognos
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) Sun
4 1 (4.76%) Nokia
4 1 (4.76%) Huawei
4 1 (4.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks