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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 68 60 30
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -30
Contract jobs citing IBM 6 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.67% 1.39% 3.93%
As % of the Vendors category 1.95% 3.45% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 16
Average daily rate
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£374 £369 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.28% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £524 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £11.78 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.45% -2.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.97 £31.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.29% +38.88%
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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
308 319 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 34.41% 40.23% 36.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 231 115
Average daily rate £350 £368 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 11
Average hourly rate £21.25 £16.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% -20.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £14.40 £15.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £27.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015, 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 5 (29.41%) Firewall
2 4 (23.53%) HP
2 4 (23.53%) Mainframe
2 4 (23.53%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
3 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Information Security
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 3 (17.65%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) CISSP
4 2 (11.76%) A+ Certification
4 2 (11.76%) CA
4 2 (11.76%) Nokia
4 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.76%) MPLS
4 2 (11.76%) OSPF
4 2 (11.76%) BGP
4 2 (11.76%) DTV
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Security Management
4 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (11.76%) Wireless
4 2 (11.76%) AS400
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (11.76%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) SmartFocus
1 2 (11.76%) CheetahMail
1 2 (11.76%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications
3 2 (11.76%) FWSM
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (11.76%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (11.76%) Wireless
3 2 (11.76%) IP Telephony
3 2 (11.76%) VPN
3 2 (11.76%) MPLS
3 2 (11.76%) OSPF
3 2 (11.76%) BGP
4 1 (5.88%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) DB2
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.76%) Marketing
2 2 (11.76%) Electronics
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Security Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Security Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Marketing Manager
4 2 (11.76%) ScrumMaster
4 2 (11.76%) Campaign Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Network Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Marketing Campaign Manager
5 1 (5.88%) IT Operations Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Service Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Requirements Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) J2EE
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Mainframe
1 4 (23.53%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) AS400
2 2 (11.76%) DTV
3 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (17.65%) Technical Architecture
1 3 (17.65%) Information Security
1 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (11.76%) Analytics
2 2 (11.76%) Campaign Management
2 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
2 2 (11.76%) Scrum
2 2 (11.76%) Network Management
2 2 (11.76%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (11.76%) Database Marketing
2 2 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (11.76%) Content Management
2 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (11.76%) SOA
2 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (11.76%) Project Management
2 2 (11.76%) Security Management
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) CISSP
3 2 (11.76%) A+ Certification
3 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
3 2 (11.76%) IronPort
3 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
3 2 (11.76%) Dell
3 2 (11.76%) CA
3 2 (11.76%) Nokia
3 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) SAP
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) webMethods
4 1 (5.88%) Toshiba