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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 68 66 129
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +63
Contract jobs citing IBM 94 172 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.69% 3.15% 1.45%
As % of the Vendors category 6.76% 7.55% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 128 70
Average daily rate £450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £590 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +75.00%
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
1390 2279 2749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 39.82% 41.68% 44.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1067 1670 1933
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 49 49
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -20.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016, 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 51 (38.35%) Finance
2 47 (35.34%) Oracle
2 47 (35.34%) Linux
3 45 (33.83%) WebSphere
4 36 (27.07%) Java
5 34 (25.56%) Unix
6 30 (22.56%) Windows
7 28 (21.05%) Microsoft
8 25 (18.80%) ITIL
8 25 (18.80%) SQL
8 25 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (18.80%) Banking
9 24 (18.05%) Middleware
10 22 (16.54%) SQL Server
11 21 (15.79%) SAN
12 20 (15.04%) SAP
13 19 (14.29%) AIX
14 18 (13.53%) Active Directory
14 18 (13.53%) HP
15 16 (12.03%) WebSphere MQ
15 16 (12.03%) WebSphere Application Server
15 16 (12.03%) Asset Management
16 15 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (11.28%) J2EE
16 15 (11.28%) VMware
16 15 (11.28%) Continuous Delivery
17 14 (10.53%) Change Management
17 14 (10.53%) XML
17 14 (10.53%) Analytics
18 13 (9.77%) Puppet

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (33.83%) WebSphere
2 16 (12.03%) WebSphere Application Server
3 12 (9.02%) WebLogic
4 9 (6.77%) Confluence
5 6 (4.51%) Apache
5 6 (4.51%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.76%) IBM Domino
7 4 (3.01%) IBM HTTP Server
7 4 (3.01%) IIS
8 3 (2.26%) MQSeries
8 3 (2.26%) MS Exchange
8 3 (2.26%) SAS
8 3 (2.26%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (1.50%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 11 (8.27%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.51%) SPSS
3 4 (3.01%) MS Office
3 4 (3.01%) MS Project
4 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (6.02%) Maximo
2 6 (4.51%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (4.51%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.50%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (1.50%) Primavera
3 2 (1.50%) Salerio
3 2 (1.50%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.75%) Documaker
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.75%) RMDS
4 1 (0.75%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.75%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.02%) PaaS
2 10 (7.52%) IaaS
3 9 (6.77%) Azure Active Directory
3 9 (6.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (6.02%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.50%) Office 365
7 1 (0.75%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.79%) SAN
2 13 (9.77%) DNS
3 11 (8.27%) Firewall
3 11 (8.27%) NAS
4 10 (7.52%) DMZ
4 10 (7.52%) SSL
4 10 (7.52%) VPN
5 8 (6.02%) HTTP
6 5 (3.76%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.26%) SNMP
8 2 (1.50%) DHCP
8 2 (1.50%) Extranet
8 2 (1.50%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.50%) FTP
8 2 (1.50%) LAN
8 2 (1.50%) LDAP
8 2 (1.50%) Multicast
8 2 (1.50%) Network Security
8 2 (1.50%) SWIFTNet
8 2 (1.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.54%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.77%) DB2
2 13 (9.77%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.76%) Big Data
3 5 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.76%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.01%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.26%) GIS
5 3 (2.26%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.26%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.50%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 2 (1.50%) Cognos Query Studio
6 2 (1.50%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (1.50%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.75%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 1 (0.75%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (9.02%) JIRA
2 11 (8.27%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (6.77%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (4.51%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.50%) Ant
6 2 (1.50%) Introscope
6 2 (1.50%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.50%) Maven
6 2 (1.50%) Subversion
6 2 (1.50%) Toad
7 1 (0.75%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.75%) JUnit
General
1 51 (38.35%) Finance
2 25 (18.80%) Banking
3 12 (9.02%) Financial Institution
4 11 (8.27%) Investment Banking
5 7 (5.26%) Back Office
6 6 (4.51%) Retail
7 1 (0.75%) Front Office
7 1 (0.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (16.54%) Analyst
2 20 (15.04%) Developer
3 18 (13.53%) Administrator
4 16 (12.03%) Architect
5 12 (9.02%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (8.27%) Consultant
7 8 (6.02%) Business Analyst
7 8 (6.02%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.51%) Azure Consultant
9 5 (3.76%) Applications Support
9 5 (3.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.76%) Middleware Engineer
10 4 (3.01%) Backup Administrator
10 4 (3.01%) Linux Administrator
10 4 (3.01%) SAP Analyst
10 4 (3.01%) SAP Business Analyst
10 4 (3.01%) Storage Administrator
10 4 (3.01%) Supply Chain Analyst
10 4 (3.01%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.01%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.05%) Middleware
2 16 (12.03%) WebSphere MQ
3 15 (11.28%) J2EE
4 14 (10.53%) XML
5 13 (9.77%) .NET
6 9 (6.77%) IBM Integration Bus
7 8 (6.02%) JSP
7 8 (6.02%) Servlets
8 4 (3.01%) HTML
8 4 (3.01%) JMS
8 4 (3.01%) Web Services
8 4 (3.01%) XSD
8 4 (3.01%) XSLT
9 3 (2.26%) CSS
9 3 (2.26%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (2.26%) FpML
9 3 (2.26%) HTML5
10 2 (1.50%) GWT
10 2 (1.50%) JSON
10 2 (1.50%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (6.77%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.02%) Hedge funds
2 8 (6.02%) iSeries
3 7 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.26%) DataPower
3 7 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.01%) AS400
5 3 (2.26%) Clustering
5 3 (2.26%) Derivative
5 3 (2.26%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.50%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.50%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.50%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.75%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.75%) Life Science
7 1 (0.75%) Social Media
7 1 (0.75%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 47 (35.34%) Linux
2 34 (25.56%) Unix
3 30 (22.56%) Windows
4 19 (14.29%) AIX
5 13 (9.77%) Solaris
5 13 (9.77%) SUSE
5 13 (9.77%) Windows Server
6 8 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (6.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 8 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (3.76%) Apple iOS
8 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.50%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (18.80%) ITIL
2 16 (12.03%) Asset Management
3 15 (11.28%) Continuous Delivery
4 14 (10.53%) Analytics
4 14 (10.53%) Change Management
5 13 (9.77%) Project Management
6 12 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (8.27%) High Availability
8 10 (7.52%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (7.52%) DevOps
8 10 (7.52%) SDLC
8 10 (7.52%) TDD
9 9 (6.77%) BDD
9 9 (6.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (6.02%) Business Development
10 8 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (6.02%) Integration Testing
11 7 (5.26%) Process Management
11 7 (5.26%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (27.07%) Java
2 25 (18.80%) SQL
3 10 (7.52%) Shell Script
4 9 (6.77%) Perl
5 8 (6.02%) Bash Shell
5 8 (6.02%) Python
6 6 (4.51%) C
7 5 (3.76%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.01%) C#
9 3 (2.26%) C++
9 3 (2.26%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.26%) Jython
9 3 (2.26%) Korn
9 3 (2.26%) VBA
10 2 (1.50%) RPG IV
10 2 (1.50%) VBScript
11 1 (0.75%) PHP
11 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (8.27%) Degree
2 5 (3.76%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.50%) ISEB
4 2 (1.50%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.50%) MCSE
5 1 (0.75%) CCNP
5 1 (0.75%) CCSP
5 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.75%) CISSP
5 1 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.75%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.75%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 18 (13.53%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.77%) Docker
4 8 (6.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (4.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 5 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (2.26%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.26%) vSphere
8 2 (1.50%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.50%) NFS
8 2 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.50%) UAG
8 2 (1.50%) XenApp
9 1 (0.75%) Firmware
9 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.75%) Snort
9 1 (0.75%) SRDF
9 1 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (9.77%) Puppet
2 9 (6.77%) Tivoli
3 6 (4.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (3.01%) Nagios
5 3 (2.26%) Control-M
5 3 (2.26%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 3 (2.26%) Netcool
6 2 (1.50%) Ansible
6 2 (1.50%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.50%) IBM BigFix
6 2 (1.50%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (1.50%) logstash
6 2 (1.50%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (1.50%) SCOM
6 2 (1.50%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 2 (1.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.75%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 47 (35.34%) Oracle
2 28 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 20 (15.04%) SAP
4 18 (13.53%) HP
5 15 (11.28%) VMware
6 11 (8.27%) EMC
6 11 (8.27%) Red Hat
7 10 (7.52%) Splunk
8 9 (6.77%) BEA
9 8 (6.02%) Citrix
9 8 (6.02%) NetApp
9 8 (6.02%) Veritas
10 6 (4.51%) Cognos
10 6 (4.51%) Dell
11 5 (3.76%) Lotus
11 5 (3.76%) Symantec
11 5 (3.76%) webMethods
12 4 (3.01%) Software AG
13 3 (2.26%) AppDynamics
13 3 (2.26%) Cisco
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