The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 36 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing IBM 2 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.63% 0.36% 2.12%
As % of the Vendors category 1.10% 0.88% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£538 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -21.56%
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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 Cambridge region.

Vendors Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
181 114 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 56.56% 40.71% 51.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 69 63
Average daily rate £425 £370 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +12.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 33
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £21.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +79.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £20.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 7 (87.50%) WebSphere
2 5 (62.50%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (50.00%) EAI
3 4 (50.00%) SAP
3 4 (50.00%) Middleware
3 4 (50.00%) SAP PI
4 3 (37.50%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 3 (37.50%) Talend
4 3 (37.50%) Business Transformation
4 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) TIBCO
4 3 (37.50%) webMethods
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) TOGAF
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) .NET
4 3 (37.50%) J2EE
4 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
4 3 (37.50%) SOA
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) BEA
5 2 (25.00%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (25.00%) MQSeries
5 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (12.50%) SAP ITS
6 1 (12.50%) TestComplete
6 1 (12.50%) Validation

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 7 (87.50%) WebSphere
2 5 (62.50%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
4 2 (25.00%) MQSeries
4 2 (25.00%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (12.50%) Documentum
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (12.50%) TestComplete
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Software Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 4 (50.00%) Middleware
1 4 (50.00%) SAP PI
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) J2EE
2 3 (37.50%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) EAI
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) TOGAF
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
2 3 (37.50%) Business Transformation
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) ETL
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) C#
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) SAP ITS
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) SAP
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) BEA
2 3 (37.50%) TIBCO
2 3 (37.50%) webMethods
2 3 (37.50%) Talend