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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 62 120 104
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -16
Contract jobs citing IBM 166 98 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.03% 1.56% 1.76%
As % of the Vendors category 7.23% 3.52% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 76 68
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£450 £475 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £375 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £22.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+32.63% -13.63%
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
2297 2786 2820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 41.92% 44.41% 44.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1677 1958 1978
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £621 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 51 80
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.54% -8.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £13.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

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 4 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the City of London region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

IBM Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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.

1 113 (43.80%) Finance
2 91 (35.27%) Oracle
3 74 (28.68%) WebSphere
4 56 (21.71%) Linux
5 55 (21.32%) Banking
6 53 (20.54%) Windows
6 53 (20.54%) Java
7 50 (19.38%) SQL
8 45 (17.44%) UNIX
9 41 (15.89%) Cognos
10 40 (15.50%) SQL Server
11 35 (13.57%) ITIL
12 34 (13.18%) VMware
13 33 (12.79%) Cisco
14 32 (12.40%) SAN
14 32 (12.40%) Stakeholder Management
15 31 (12.02%) WebSphere MQ
15 31 (12.02%) Microsoft
16 29 (11.24%) HP
17 28 (10.85%) Middleware
17 28 (10.85%) Cognos TM1
18 26 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
18 26 (10.08%) Business Intelligence
19 24 (9.30%) MS Excel
19 24 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
20 23 (8.91%) EMC
20 23 (8.91%) .NET
20 23 (8.91%) Tivoli
20 23 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
21 22 (8.53%) Solaris

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 74 (28.68%) WebSphere
2 22 (8.53%) SharePoint
3 19 (7.36%) WebSphere Application Server
4 18 (6.98%) Apache
5 17 (6.59%) Tomcat
5 17 (6.59%) WebLogic
6 14 (5.43%) IIS
7 13 (5.04%) FileNet
8 7 (2.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 6 (2.33%) JBoss
9 6 (2.33%) Lync
10 5 (1.94%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (1.94%) Oracle Coherence
10 5 (1.94%) MQSeries
11 4 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.55%) WebLogic Portal
11 4 (1.55%) MS Exchange
11 4 (1.55%) WebSphere Process Server
11 4 (1.55%) OpenStack
12 3 (1.16%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 24 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 17 (6.59%) MS Office
3 16 (6.20%) MS Visio
4 13 (5.04%) MS Project
5 8 (3.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (1.55%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.78%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 28 (10.85%) Cognos TM1
2 22 (8.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.55%) SunGard GMI
4 4 (1.55%) RMDS
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle HRMS
5 2 (0.78%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.39%) Shopify
6 1 (0.39%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.39%) TRIRIGA
6 1 (0.39%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.78%) SoftLayer
3 2 (0.78%) IaaS
4 1 (0.39%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.40%) SAN
2 17 (6.59%) LAN
2 17 (6.59%) WAN
3 13 (5.04%) HTTP
4 10 (3.88%) Firewall
5 9 (3.49%) DNS
6 8 (3.10%) TCP/IP
7 7 (2.71%) NAS
7 7 (2.71%) SNMP
7 7 (2.71%) Ethernet
8 6 (2.33%) TACACS
8 6 (2.33%) SSL
8 6 (2.33%) Multicast
9 5 (1.94%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (1.94%) Internet
10 4 (1.55%) VPN
10 4 (1.55%) iSCSI
10 4 (1.55%) SSH
10 4 (1.55%) FCoE
10 4 (1.55%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (15.50%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.59%) Relational Database
3 16 (6.20%) Oracle Database
4 13 (5.04%) DB2
5 12 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (3.88%) IBM InfoSphere
8 8 (3.10%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (2.71%) Oracle Exadata
9 7 (2.71%) DataStage
10 6 (2.33%) MySQL
10 6 (2.33%) RDBMS
10 6 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (2.33%) Cognos Query Studio
11 5 (1.94%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (1.55%) Cognos Report Studio
13 3 (1.16%) HBase
Development Applications
1 12 (4.65%) JIRA
2 8 (3.10%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.71%) Maven
4 6 (2.33%) Introscope
5 4 (1.55%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.55%) Subversion
6 3 (1.16%) Selenium
6 3 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.16%) Ant
6 3 (1.16%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.39%) Gradle
8 1 (0.39%) Hudson
8 1 (0.39%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.39%) Rational Application Developer
8 1 (0.39%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.39%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.39%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.39%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (0.39%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 113 (43.80%) Finance
2 55 (21.32%) Banking
3 21 (8.14%) Financial Institution
4 17 (6.59%) Retail
5 14 (5.43%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.10%) Back Office
6 8 (3.10%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.94%) Advertising
8 4 (1.55%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.78%) Billing
9 2 (0.78%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Marketing
10 1 (0.39%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 52 (20.16%) Developer
2 39 (15.12%) Analyst
3 33 (12.79%) Administrator
4 32 (12.40%) Architect
5 20 (7.75%) Consultant
6 17 (6.59%) TM1 Developer
7 13 (5.04%) Business Analyst
8 12 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (4.65%) Server Administrator
9 10 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (3.88%) Project Manager
10 9 (3.49%) Java Developer
11 8 (3.10%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (2.71%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
12 7 (2.71%) Linux Engineer
12 7 (2.71%) Windows Administrator
12 7 (2.71%) WebSphere Developer
12 7 (2.71%) Technical Analyst
12 7 (2.71%) Storage Administrator
12 7 (2.71%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (12.02%) WebSphere MQ
2 28 (10.85%) Middleware
3 23 (8.91%) .NET
4 14 (5.43%) J2EE
5 12 (4.65%) Web Services
5 12 (4.65%) Servlets
6 11 (4.26%) XML
7 10 (3.88%) HTML
7 10 (3.88%) JSP
7 10 (3.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 9 (3.49%) Oracle Fusion
9 7 (2.71%) SailPoint
10 6 (2.33%) Rendezvous
10 6 (2.33%) Java EE
10 6 (2.33%) WebCenter
11 5 (1.94%) Ultra Messaging
11 5 (1.94%) Spring
11 5 (1.94%) TIBCO EMS
12 4 (1.55%) SOAP
12 4 (1.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.81%) Clustering
3 10 (3.88%) Replication
4 9 (3.49%) Hedge funds
5 6 (2.33%) iSeries
5 6 (2.33%) PKI
6 5 (1.94%) Open Source
6 5 (1.94%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.55%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.55%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.55%) PMI
7 4 (1.55%) DataPower
7 4 (1.55%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.55%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.55%) Derivative
7 4 (1.55%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.16%) Social Media
8 3 (1.16%) Equities
8 3 (1.16%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 56 (21.71%) Linux
2 53 (20.54%) Windows
3 45 (17.44%) UNIX
4 22 (8.53%) Solaris
5 15 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (5.43%) AIX
7 13 (5.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.55%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.16%) SUSE
12 2 (0.78%) Android
13 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.39%) CentOS
13 1 (0.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (13.57%) ITIL
2 32 (12.40%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (10.08%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (6.98%) Project Management
5 15 (5.81%) Data Modelling
6 14 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (5.04%) Configuration Management
8 12 (4.65%) Change Management
8 12 (4.65%) SOA
8 12 (4.65%) E-Commerce
9 11 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (4.26%) Risk Management
9 11 (4.26%) Migration
10 10 (3.88%) ETL
10 10 (3.88%) Data Management
10 10 (3.88%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (3.49%) DevOps
11 9 (3.49%) High Availability
11 9 (3.49%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 53 (20.54%) Java
2 50 (19.38%) SQL
3 16 (6.20%) Python
4 14 (5.43%) Perl
5 13 (5.04%) Shell Script
6 12 (4.65%) JavaScript
7 11 (4.26%) PL/SQL
8 10 (3.88%) C
8 10 (3.88%) Bash Shell
9 9 (3.49%) C#
9 9 (3.49%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.71%) Ruby
10 7 (2.71%) PHP
11 6 (2.33%) RPG
12 5 (1.94%) VBA
13 4 (1.55%) Korn
13 4 (1.55%) RPG IV
14 2 (0.78%) ABAP
14 2 (0.78%) Scala
14 2 (0.78%) Jython
Qualifications
1 8 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (3.10%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (2.71%) MCSE
3 6 (2.33%) IBM Certification
4 4 (1.55%) ISEB
4 4 (1.55%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.55%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.16%) NCDA
5 3 (1.16%) NCIE
5 3 (1.16%) Degree
5 3 (1.16%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (0.78%) CCNP
6 2 (0.78%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 1 (0.39%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.53%) QA
2 8 (3.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (3.10%) Solvency II
3 4 (1.55%) GAAP
4 1 (0.39%) FATCA
System Software
1 24 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (7.36%) Active Directory
3 17 (6.59%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (3.88%) vSphere
5 8 (3.10%) NFS
5 8 (3.10%) XenApp
6 7 (2.71%) KVM
6 7 (2.71%) VMware Server
7 6 (2.33%) Hyper-V
7 6 (2.33%) OCFS2
7 6 (2.33%) GlusterFS
7 6 (2.33%) GFS2
8 4 (1.55%) SRDF
8 4 (1.55%) Xen
8 4 (1.55%) Oracle Clusterware
9 3 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (1.16%) Firmware
10 2 (0.78%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.78%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 23 (8.91%) Tivoli
2 20 (7.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 13 (5.04%) Puppet
4 10 (3.88%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 7 (2.71%) Netcool
6 6 (2.33%) Data Guard
6 6 (2.33%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (1.94%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 5 (1.94%) HP SIM
7 5 (1.94%) SELinux
8 4 (1.55%) CA Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.16%) OpenIDM
9 3 (1.16%) OpenAM
9 3 (1.16%) BladeLogic
9 3 (1.16%) SCCM
10 2 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.78%) CA Wily
10 2 (0.78%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 91 (35.27%) Oracle
2 41 (15.89%) Cognos
3 34 (13.18%) VMware
4 33 (12.79%) Cisco
5 31 (12.02%) Microsoft
6 29 (11.24%) HP
7 23 (8.91%) EMC
8 15 (5.81%) TIBCO
8 15 (5.81%) NetApp
9 13 (5.04%) Citrix
9 13 (5.04%) CA
9 13 (5.04%) 3PAR
10 12 (4.65%) Dell
11 9 (3.49%) F5
11 9 (3.49%) SAP
11 9 (3.49%) CheckPoint
12 8 (3.10%) Remedy
12 8 (3.10%) Sun
13 7 (2.71%) ForgeRock
13 7 (2.71%) Sybase
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