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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 67 34 52
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +18
Contract jobs citing IBM 8 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.79% 3.13% 1.77%
As % of the Vendors category 1.87% 9.18% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +34.92%
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 £21.50 £23.46 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-8.35% -12.78%
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South West

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
428 207 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 42.04% 34.05% 37.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 129 185
Average daily rate £385 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £166 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 19 30
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.30 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 8 (40.00%) HP
1 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 8 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (30.00%) UML
4 5 (25.00%) UNIX
4 5 (25.00%) SysML
4 5 (25.00%) Requirements Management
4 5 (25.00%) Change Management
4 5 (25.00%) Validation
5 4 (20.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (20.00%) Supply Chain Management
5 4 (20.00%) SOA
6 3 (15.00%) ATM
6 3 (15.00%) Windows
6 3 (15.00%) Linux
6 3 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner
6 3 (15.00%) EFT
6 3 (15.00%) 3G
6 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (15.00%) Supplier Management
6 3 (15.00%) BASE24
6 3 (15.00%) 2G
6 3 (15.00%) Tandem
6 3 (15.00%) Visualisation
6 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (15.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (15.00%) LTE

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) Lync
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) ATM
1 3 (15.00%) 3G
1 3 (15.00%) 2G
1 3 (15.00%) LTE
1 3 (15.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) LDAP
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) QlikView
1 2 (10.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (10.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Military
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Network Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Data Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Big Data Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Server Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) EFT
1 3 (15.00%) Tandem
1 3 (15.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) UNIX
2 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (30.00%) UML
4 5 (25.00%) Change Management
4 5 (25.00%) Validation
4 5 (25.00%) SysML
4 5 (25.00%) Requirements Management
5 4 (20.00%) Supply Chain Management
5 4 (20.00%) SOA
6 3 (15.00%) Supplier Management
7 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (10.00%) Analytics
8 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (5.00%) Matrix Management
8 1 (5.00%) Use Case
8 1 (5.00%) BPMN
8 1 (5.00%) Network Management
8 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Perl
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
1 2 (10.00%) Python
1 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (10.00%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.00%) CISSP
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) NSN NetAct
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) HP
2 3 (15.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (10.00%) Dell
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Huawei
4 1 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) RedPrairie