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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 34 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing IBM 11 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.95% 1.28% 1.10%
As % of the Vendors category 6.79% 2.38% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
Average daily rate £413 £438 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +130.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £408
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% +100.00%
IBM
Cambridgeshire

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
162 168 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 43.43% 53.67% 44.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 100 73
Average daily rate £400 £438 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +18.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £291 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 15
Average hourly rate £60.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 11 February 2016, 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 6 (33.33%) Perl
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
1 6 (33.33%) Python
1 6 (33.33%) FTP
1 6 (33.33%) NFS
1 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 6 (33.33%) Nagios
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
1 6 (33.33%) Bioinformatics
1 6 (33.33%) Biology
1 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 6 (33.33%) Life Science
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
1 6 (33.33%) Time Management
1 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 6 (33.33%) Ganglia
1 6 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 6 (33.33%) Puppet
1 6 (33.33%) Docker
1 6 (33.33%) GPFS
2 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Scrum
3 4 (22.22%) Web Design
3 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (22.22%) XML
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) FTP
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.11%) DataStage
2 2 (11.11%) DB2
2 2 (11.11%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Lombardi
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Administrator
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
1 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
1 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 6 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 6 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (22.22%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
2 4 (22.22%) IT Manager
2 4 (22.22%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) DataStage Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Implementation Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Java Applications Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Java Web Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Project Implementation Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Storage Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Web Applications Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) XML
2 2 (11.11%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) Java EE
3 1 (5.56%) JSON
3 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Biology
1 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 6 (33.33%) Life Science
2 3 (16.67%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
1 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Bioinformatics
1 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 6 (33.33%) Time Management
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 4 (22.22%) Scrum
3 4 (22.22%) Web Design
4 3 (16.67%) Web Accessibility
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Business Transformation
6 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.56%) ETL
6 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.56%) SOA
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) Test Management
6 1 (5.56%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Perl
1 6 (33.33%) Python
1 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Docker
1 6 (33.33%) GPFS
1 6 (33.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Ganglia
1 6 (33.33%) Nagios
1 6 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (11.11%) Netezza
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Teradata