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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 54 45 32
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Contract jobs citing IBM 5 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.00% 1.52% 2.56%
As % of the Vendors category 2.23% 3.54% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 4
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +25.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £400 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £400 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £31.25 £24.05
% change year-on-year
-10.40% +29.96%
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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
224 198 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 44.89% 42.86% 48.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 130 76
Average daily rate £363 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £163 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 22
Average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 29 July 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 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) IIS
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Fedora
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) Dell
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 3 (37.50%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) SCOM
4 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (12.50%) TestComplete
4 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (12.50%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (12.50%) Rackspace
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) .NET

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (50.00%) IIS
2 3 (37.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) TestComplete
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Support
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Support Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Technical Support
2 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Software Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior BizTalk Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
1 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) Dell
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) Rackspace
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle