The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 96 81 106
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +25
Contract jobs citing IBM 111 165 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.88% 2.29% 1.80%
As % of the Vendors category 4.08% 4.94% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 105 88
Average daily rate
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£411 £500 £441
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.75% +13.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £360 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £620 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £408 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.06% +8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -93.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.76 £19.50 £30.70
% change year-on-year
+57.75% -36.48%
IBM
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2722 3342 3459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 46.09% 46.45% 43.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1940 2304 2354
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 96 102
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £11.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £49.65 £39.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

IBM Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the City of London region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 59 (27.96%) Windows
2 56 (26.54%) Finance
3 55 (26.07%) Linux
4 54 (25.59%) Oracle
5 50 (23.70%) Java
6 48 (22.75%) SQL
6 48 (22.75%) VMware
7 45 (21.33%) WebSphere
8 43 (20.38%) SQL Server
8 43 (20.38%) Microsoft
9 42 (19.91%) Banking
10 36 (17.06%) Active Directory
11 33 (15.64%) UNIX
12 30 (14.22%) HP
12 30 (14.22%) SAN
12 30 (14.22%) VMware Infrastructure
13 29 (13.74%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (12.80%) Middleware
15 24 (11.37%) Citrix
16 23 (10.90%) Tomcat
16 23 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
17 22 (10.43%) ITIL
18 20 (9.48%) XML
18 20 (9.48%) DNS
18 20 (9.48%) SOA
18 20 (9.48%) Investment Banking
18 20 (9.48%) Windows Server 2008
19 19 (9.00%) MS Excel
19 19 (9.00%) Data Warehouse
19 19 (9.00%) Business Intelligence

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 45 (21.33%) WebSphere
2 23 (10.90%) Tomcat
3 16 (7.58%) WebLogic
3 16 (7.58%) SharePoint
4 14 (6.64%) MS Exchange
4 14 (6.64%) IIS
5 10 (4.74%) Apache
6 9 (4.27%) Oracle Coherence
7 8 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (3.32%) MQSeries
8 7 (3.32%) Lync
9 6 (2.84%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (2.37%) FileNet
10 5 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (1.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 4 (1.90%) CICS
11 4 (1.90%) Documentum
12 3 (1.42%) SAS
12 3 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (1.42%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 19 (9.00%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.64%) MS Office
3 7 (3.32%) MS Project
4 6 (2.84%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.42%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (1.42%) PowerPivot
6 3 (1.42%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.37%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.90%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (1.42%) RMDS
3 3 (1.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.95%) Workday HCM
4 2 (0.95%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.95%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.47%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.47%) Agresso
5 1 (0.47%) Endur
5 1 (0.47%) Maximo
5 1 (0.47%) Cognos Controller
5 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.47%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.47%) Cordys
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.47%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.95%) Office 365
4 1 (0.47%) SaaS
4 1 (0.47%) PaaS
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (14.22%) SAN
2 20 (9.48%) DNS
3 19 (9.00%) Firewall
4 12 (5.69%) TCP/IP
5 11 (5.21%) Network Security
6 8 (3.79%) VLAN
6 8 (3.79%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (3.32%) iSCSI
8 6 (2.84%) FCoE
8 6 (2.84%) NAS
8 6 (2.84%) VPN
8 6 (2.84%) LAN
9 5 (2.37%) WAN
9 5 (2.37%) HTTP
9 5 (2.37%) LDAP
9 5 (2.37%) Extranet
10 4 (1.90%) SSL
10 4 (1.90%) Ethernet
10 4 (1.90%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (1.90%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (20.38%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.00%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (7.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (6.64%) DataStage
5 12 (5.69%) DB2
6 11 (5.21%) Oracle Database
7 9 (4.27%) IBM InfoSphere
7 9 (4.27%) MySQL
8 8 (3.79%) Hadoop
9 7 (3.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (3.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (2.84%) Big Data
10 6 (2.84%) Relational Database
11 5 (2.37%) Oracle Exadata
11 5 (2.37%) QualityStage
12 4 (1.90%) Data Mart
12 4 (1.90%) DTS
12 4 (1.90%) QlikView
12 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (1.42%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (5.21%) Maven
1 11 (5.21%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.79%) JIRA
3 7 (3.32%) Ant
4 6 (2.84%) Eclipse
4 6 (2.84%) Selenium
4 6 (2.84%) Artifactory
4 6 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.37%) Subversion
6 4 (1.90%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.90%) Mercurial
7 3 (1.42%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.42%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.95%) Hudson
8 2 (0.95%) AnthillPro
8 2 (0.95%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.95%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.95%) Lombardi
8 2 (0.95%) JUnit
General
1 56 (26.54%) Finance
2 42 (19.91%) Banking
3 20 (9.48%) Investment Banking
4 17 (8.06%) Retail
5 7 (3.32%) Advertising
6 5 (2.37%) Publishing
7 3 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.42%) Marketing
8 2 (0.95%) Back Office
8 2 (0.95%) Legal
9 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.47%) Military
9 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (16.11%) Developer
2 29 (13.74%) Architect
3 23 (10.90%) Analyst
4 22 (10.43%) Administrator
5 19 (9.00%) Consultant
6 11 (5.21%) Data Architect
7 9 (4.27%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (4.27%) Java Developer
8 8 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (3.79%) Windows Administrator
9 7 (3.32%) Server Administrator
9 7 (3.32%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (3.32%) DBA
9 7 (3.32%) Business Analyst
9 7 (3.32%) DevOps Consultant
10 6 (2.84%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (2.37%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (2.37%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 5 (2.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (2.37%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.80%) Middleware
2 20 (9.48%) XML
3 14 (6.64%) WebSphere MQ
3 14 (6.64%) Web Services
4 13 (6.16%) Spring
4 13 (6.16%) J2EE
5 12 (5.69%) XSLT
5 12 (5.69%) REST
6 10 (4.74%) HTML
7 9 (4.27%) .NET
7 9 (4.27%) CSS
7 9 (4.27%) JMS
8 8 (3.79%) SOAP
9 6 (2.84%) Struts
9 6 (2.84%) XSD
9 6 (2.84%) JSP
10 5 (2.37%) Hibernate
10 5 (2.37%) MDX
10 5 (2.37%) WCF
11 4 (1.90%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.11%) Replication
3 14 (6.64%) Clustering
4 10 (4.74%) Mainframe
5 9 (4.27%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.79%) IBM Mainframe
6 8 (3.79%) Visualisation
7 6 (2.84%) Data Integration
7 6 (2.84%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.37%) Firmware
8 5 (2.37%) Thin Client
8 5 (2.37%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.90%) DataPower
9 4 (1.90%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.42%) CLARiiON
10 3 (1.42%) Symmetrix
10 3 (1.42%) E-Learning
10 3 (1.42%) Statistics
10 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 59 (27.96%) Windows
2 55 (26.07%) Linux
3 33 (15.64%) UNIX
4 20 (9.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (8.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (8.53%) AIX
6 12 (5.69%) Solaris
7 10 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.84%) SUSE
9 5 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.90%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (1.90%) zOS
11 3 (1.42%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.42%) SELinux
11 3 (1.42%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.42%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (13.74%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (10.43%) ITIL
3 20 (9.48%) SOA
4 19 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (7.58%) DevOps
6 15 (7.11%) OO
6 15 (7.11%) TOGAF
7 14 (6.64%) UML
8 13 (6.16%) Migration
9 12 (5.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (5.69%) ETL
9 12 (5.69%) Data Modelling
9 12 (5.69%) Analytics
10 11 (5.21%) Data Management
11 10 (4.74%) Project Management
11 10 (4.74%) Master Data Management
11 10 (4.74%) Data Architecture
12 8 (3.79%) E-Commerce
12 8 (3.79%) PRINCE2
13 7 (3.32%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (23.70%) Java
2 48 (22.75%) SQL
3 16 (7.58%) PowerShell
4 13 (6.16%) Bash Shell
5 12 (5.69%) Python
5 12 (5.69%) Perl
6 9 (4.27%) JavaScript
7 8 (3.79%) C
7 8 (3.79%) C++
7 8 (3.79%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.32%) T-SQL
8 7 (3.32%) C#
9 6 (2.84%) Ruby
10 5 (2.37%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.90%) VB
11 4 (1.90%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.42%) VBA
12 3 (1.42%) VBScript
12 3 (1.42%) XPath
13 2 (0.95%) Jython
Qualifications
1 15 (7.11%) Degree
2 10 (4.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.32%) MCSE
4 4 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (1.90%) MCITP
5 3 (1.42%) RHCE
5 3 (1.42%) RHCT
5 3 (1.42%) CCNA
5 3 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.42%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.95%) ISEB
6 2 (0.95%) CISSP
6 2 (0.95%) CEH
6 2 (0.95%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.47%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.47%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.32%) SLA
2 5 (2.37%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.90%) QA
4 2 (0.95%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (17.06%) Active Directory
2 30 (14.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.11%) XenApp
4 14 (6.64%) vSphere
5 10 (4.74%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (4.74%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (3.79%) vCloud
6 8 (3.79%) NFS
7 7 (3.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 6 (2.84%) VMware ESX
8 6 (2.84%) Hyper-V
8 6 (2.84%) UAG
9 4 (1.90%) VMware Server
10 3 (1.42%) SRDF
10 3 (1.42%) ACF2
10 3 (1.42%) FreeRADIUS
11 2 (0.95%) KVM
11 2 (0.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 17 (8.06%) Puppet
2 12 (5.69%) Backup Exec
3 10 (4.74%) Tivoli
3 10 (4.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (3.32%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 3 (1.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (1.42%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.42%) SCOM
5 3 (1.42%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (1.42%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (0.95%) Foglight
6 2 (0.95%) Control-M
6 2 (0.95%) Nagios
6 2 (0.95%) OpenView
6 2 (0.95%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.95%) YUM
6 2 (0.95%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.47%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 54 (25.59%) Oracle
2 48 (22.75%) VMware
3 43 (20.38%) Microsoft
4 30 (14.22%) HP
5 24 (11.37%) Citrix
6 18 (8.53%) EMC
7 14 (6.64%) Teradata
8 13 (6.16%) Symantec
8 13 (6.16%) Cognos
9 12 (5.69%) Cisco
10 11 (5.21%) JBoss
11 10 (4.74%) Red Hat
11 10 (4.74%) Tableau
12 9 (4.27%) NetApp
12 9 (4.27%) SAP
13 8 (3.79%) Sybase
13 8 (3.79%) Sun
14 7 (3.32%) Informatica
14 7 (3.32%) Splunk
15 6 (2.84%) Ab Initio
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