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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 99 69 72
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +3
Contract jobs citing IBM 109 198 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.84% 2.72% 2.48%
As % of the Vendors category 4.05% 5.95% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 128 122
Average daily rate
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£425 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -93.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.46 £26.90
% change year-on-year
+17.22% -12.78%
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
2691 3328 3242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.31% 45.65% 43.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1945 2323 2259
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 92 87
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 60 (28.71%) Oracle
2 58 (27.75%) Finance
3 57 (27.27%) Windows
4 54 (25.84%) Linux
4 54 (25.84%) SQL
5 49 (23.44%) Java
5 49 (23.44%) WebSphere
6 45 (21.53%) SQL Server
7 39 (18.66%) Microsoft
7 39 (18.66%) VMware
8 33 (15.79%) UNIX
9 32 (15.31%) SAN
9 32 (15.31%) Banking
10 31 (14.83%) Active Directory
11 26 (12.44%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (12.44%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
12 25 (11.96%) Middleware
12 25 (11.96%) Citrix
13 24 (11.48%) HP
14 22 (10.53%) SOA
15 21 (10.05%) Tomcat
15 21 (10.05%) MS Excel
15 21 (10.05%) Replication
16 20 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
16 20 (9.57%) ITIL
16 20 (9.57%) XML
16 20 (9.57%) EMC
17 19 (9.09%) AIX
17 19 (9.09%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 49 (23.44%) WebSphere
2 21 (10.05%) Tomcat
3 18 (8.61%) WebLogic
4 14 (6.70%) IIS
5 13 (6.22%) SharePoint
6 11 (5.26%) JBoss
7 10 (4.78%) Apache
7 10 (4.78%) MS Exchange
8 7 (3.35%) MQSeries
8 7 (3.35%) Lync
9 5 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (2.39%) Oracle Coherence
9 5 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (2.39%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 4 (1.91%) AquaLogic
10 4 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (1.44%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
11 3 (1.44%) IBM Connections
11 3 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (10.05%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.74%) MS Office
3 10 (4.78%) MS Project
4 7 (3.35%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.44%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.87%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.91%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (1.91%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (1.44%) RMDS
3 3 (1.44%) Workday HCM
3 3 (1.44%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.96%) SunGard GMI
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.48%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.48%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.48%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.48%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.48%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.87%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.96%) Office 365
5 1 (0.48%) SaaS
5 1 (0.48%) PaaS
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (15.31%) SAN
2 19 (9.09%) DNS
3 18 (8.61%) Firewall
4 11 (5.26%) Network Security
4 11 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 10 (4.78%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (3.83%) VLAN
7 7 (3.35%) VPN
8 6 (2.87%) LAN
8 6 (2.87%) HTTP
8 6 (2.87%) FCoE
8 6 (2.87%) iSCSI
9 5 (2.39%) Extranet
9 5 (2.39%) NAS
9 5 (2.39%) WAN
10 4 (1.91%) LDAP
10 4 (1.91%) SSL
10 4 (1.91%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (1.91%) Multicast
11 3 (1.44%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (21.53%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.61%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (7.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (6.70%) DataStage
5 13 (6.22%) Oracle Database
6 10 (4.78%) DB2
7 9 (4.31%) IBM InfoSphere
7 9 (4.31%) MySQL
7 9 (4.31%) Relational Database
8 8 (3.83%) Hadoop
9 7 (3.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (3.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (2.87%) Oracle Exadata
11 5 (2.39%) Big Data
11 5 (2.39%) QualityStage
11 5 (2.39%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.91%) Data Mart
12 4 (1.91%) DTS
13 3 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (1.44%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (5.26%) Maven
1 11 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.78%) JIRA
3 9 (4.31%) Subversion
4 6 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (2.87%) Selenium
4 6 (2.87%) Ant
4 6 (2.87%) Artifactory
5 5 (2.39%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.91%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.91%) Mercurial
7 3 (1.44%) Gerrit
7 3 (1.44%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.96%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.96%) MSI
8 2 (0.96%) Lombardi
8 2 (0.96%) NUnit
8 2 (0.96%) JUnit
8 2 (0.96%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.96%) RequisitePro
General
1 58 (27.75%) Finance
2 32 (15.31%) Banking
3 18 (8.61%) Investment Banking
4 13 (6.22%) Retail
5 7 (3.35%) Advertising
6 3 (1.44%) Front Office
6 3 (1.44%) Marketing
7 2 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.96%) Publishing
8 1 (0.48%) Military
8 1 (0.48%) Legal
8 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.48%) Back Office
8 1 (0.48%) French Language
Job Titles
1 37 (17.70%) Developer
2 26 (12.44%) Architect
3 23 (11.00%) Administrator
4 20 (9.57%) Consultant
5 19 (9.09%) Analyst
6 11 (5.26%) Data Architect
7 9 (4.31%) DBA
7 9 (4.31%) Java Developer
8 8 (3.83%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (3.35%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (3.35%) Business Analyst
9 7 (3.35%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.35%) DevOps Consultant
10 6 (2.87%) Server Administrator
10 6 (2.87%) Windows Administrator
11 5 (2.39%) WebSphere Developer
11 5 (2.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 5 (2.39%) Storage Administrator
11 5 (2.39%) Integration Engineer
11 5 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.96%) Middleware
2 20 (9.57%) XML
3 16 (7.66%) Web Services
4 15 (7.18%) WebSphere MQ
5 13 (6.22%) J2EE
6 12 (5.74%) .NET
6 12 (5.74%) REST
7 11 (5.26%) SOAP
8 10 (4.78%) JMS
8 10 (4.78%) Spring
9 8 (3.83%) HTML
9 8 (3.83%) CSS
10 7 (3.35%) XSLT
10 7 (3.35%) WCF
11 6 (2.87%) Struts
11 6 (2.87%) JSP
12 5 (2.39%) Hibernate
12 5 (2.39%) MDX
13 4 (1.91%) .NET Framework
13 4 (1.91%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (10.05%) Replication
3 15 (7.18%) Clustering
4 10 (4.78%) Mainframe
5 9 (4.31%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.83%) IBM Mainframe
6 8 (3.83%) Visualisation
7 6 (2.87%) Data Integration
8 5 (2.39%) Fat Client
8 5 (2.39%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.39%) Thin Client
8 5 (2.39%) Symmetrix
9 4 (1.91%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.44%) CLARiiON
10 3 (1.44%) Derivative
10 3 (1.44%) Statistics
10 3 (1.44%) DataPower
10 3 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.44%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 57 (27.27%) Windows
2 54 (25.84%) Linux
3 33 (15.79%) UNIX
4 19 (9.09%) AIX
5 15 (7.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (6.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (5.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (5.26%) Solaris
9 6 (2.87%) SUSE
9 6 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.39%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (1.91%) SELinux
12 3 (1.44%) zOS
13 1 (0.48%) Android
13 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (12.44%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (10.53%) SOA
3 20 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (9.57%) ITIL
4 17 (8.13%) DevOps
5 15 (7.18%) TOGAF
6 14 (6.70%) ETL
7 13 (6.22%) OO
8 12 (5.74%) UML
8 12 (5.74%) Data Modelling
8 12 (5.74%) Project Management
9 11 (5.26%) Migration
9 11 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (4.78%) Data Management
10 10 (4.78%) Master Data Management
10 10 (4.78%) Analytics
10 10 (4.78%) Data Architecture
11 9 (4.31%) PRINCE2
12 8 (3.83%) Unit Testing
12 8 (3.83%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 54 (25.84%) SQL
2 49 (23.44%) Java
3 14 (6.70%) PowerShell
4 13 (6.22%) Python
5 12 (5.74%) Perl
5 12 (5.74%) Bash Shell
6 9 (4.31%) JavaScript
6 9 (4.31%) C
6 9 (4.31%) C#
7 8 (3.83%) C++
7 8 (3.83%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.35%) T-SQL
8 7 (3.35%) Ruby
9 6 (2.87%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.91%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.44%) VBA
11 3 (1.44%) VB
11 3 (1.44%) XPath
12 2 (0.96%) Jython
12 2 (0.96%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 14 (6.70%) Degree
2 11 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.35%) MCSE
4 5 (2.39%) MCITP
5 4 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (1.91%) IBM Certification
6 3 (1.44%) RHCT
6 3 (1.44%) RHCE
6 3 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.44%) CCNA
6 3 (1.44%) ISEB
6 3 (1.44%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.44%) NCDA
7 2 (0.96%) NCIE
7 2 (0.96%) CISSP
7 2 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.96%) CEH
8 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.48%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.35%) SLA
1 7 (3.35%) QA
2 5 (2.39%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (14.83%) Active Directory
2 26 (12.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.18%) XenApp
4 12 (5.74%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (5.26%) NFS
5 11 (5.26%) vSphere
6 10 (4.78%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (4.31%) vCloud
8 7 (3.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (2.87%) VMware ESX
9 6 (2.87%) UAG
10 5 (2.39%) RACF
10 5 (2.39%) Firmware
10 5 (2.39%) Hyper-V
11 4 (1.91%) VMware Server
12 3 (1.44%) SRDF
12 3 (1.44%) ACF2
12 3 (1.44%) KVM
12 3 (1.44%) FreeRADIUS
13 2 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 18 (8.61%) Puppet
2 17 (8.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 15 (7.18%) Tivoli
4 11 (5.26%) Backup Exec
5 7 (3.35%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 3 (1.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.44%) SCOM
6 3 (1.44%) MIMEsweeper
6 3 (1.44%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (0.96%) Foglight
7 2 (0.96%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.96%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.96%) Nagios
7 2 (0.96%) YUM
7 2 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.48%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.48%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.48%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 60 (28.71%) Oracle
2 39 (18.66%) Microsoft
2 39 (18.66%) VMware
3 25 (11.96%) Citrix
4 24 (11.48%) HP
5 20 (9.57%) EMC
6 15 (7.18%) Cognos
7 14 (6.70%) Teradata
8 13 (6.22%) SAP
8 13 (6.22%) Cisco
9 12 (5.74%) NetApp
9 12 (5.74%) Red Hat
9 12 (5.74%) Symantec
10 11 (5.26%) Sybase
11 10 (4.78%) Tableau
12 8 (3.83%) Informatica
13 7 (3.35%) Sun
13 7 (3.35%) Splunk
13 7 (3.35%) TIBCO
14 5 (2.39%) Ab Initio
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