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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 101 115 93
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -22
Contract jobs citing IBM 88 87 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.77% 1.45% 1.95%
As % of the Vendors category 4.04% 3.38% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 60 74
Average daily rate
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£428 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £625 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £77.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +93.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -35.18%
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
2177 2575 2477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.91% 43.06% 43.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1609 1820 1776
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 60 70
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -8.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £30.83 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 28 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 83 (43.92%) Finance
2 68 (35.98%) Oracle
3 62 (32.80%) WebSphere
4 48 (25.40%) Java
5 46 (24.34%) Linux
6 45 (23.81%) SQL
7 44 (23.28%) Windows
8 34 (17.99%) UNIX
9 33 (17.46%) SQL Server
10 28 (14.81%) Microsoft
11 25 (13.23%) Cognos
11 25 (13.23%) VMware
12 24 (12.70%) Banking
12 24 (12.70%) ITIL
13 23 (12.17%) Middleware
14 22 (11.64%) SAN
14 22 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
16 20 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (10.05%) HP
17 19 (10.05%) SharePoint
17 19 (10.05%) AIX
17 19 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
18 18 (9.52%) Web Services
18 18 (9.52%) Replication
19 17 (8.99%) Citrix
19 17 (8.99%) Tivoli
20 16 (8.47%) Project Management
20 16 (8.47%) Active Directory
20 16 (8.47%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 62 (32.80%) WebSphere
2 19 (10.05%) SharePoint
3 16 (8.47%) WebLogic
4 13 (6.88%) Tomcat
5 12 (6.35%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (5.29%) FileNet
6 10 (5.29%) Apache
6 10 (5.29%) JBoss
7 9 (4.76%) IIS
8 6 (3.17%) MS Exchange
9 5 (2.65%) WebSphere Process Server
9 5 (2.65%) Lync
10 4 (2.12%) TIBCO EMS
10 4 (2.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 4 (2.12%) CICS
11 3 (1.59%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.59%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (1.06%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.88%) MS Office
3 9 (4.76%) MS Project
4 7 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.12%) InfoPath
6 2 (1.06%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 15 (7.94%) Cognos TM1
2 8 (4.23%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (3.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (2.12%) SunGard GMI
5 3 (1.59%) Oracle HRMS
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (1.06%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.53%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.53%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.53%) RMDS
7 1 (0.53%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.53%) Cordys
7 1 (0.53%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.53%) Shopify
7 1 (0.53%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.06%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.53%) IaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.64%) SAN
2 12 (6.35%) DNS
3 11 (5.82%) Firewall
4 8 (4.23%) VPN
5 7 (3.70%) VLAN
5 7 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (3.17%) HTTP
6 6 (3.17%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.65%) LAN
7 5 (2.65%) Internet
7 5 (2.65%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (2.65%) Network Security
7 5 (2.65%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (2.12%) NetScaler
8 4 (2.12%) iSCSI
8 4 (2.12%) NAS
8 4 (2.12%) WAN
9 3 (1.59%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.59%) SSL
9 3 (1.59%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.35%) DB2
3 11 (5.82%) Relational Database
4 10 (5.29%) MySQL
5 8 (4.23%) Oracle Exadata
5 8 (4.23%) RDBMS
6 7 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.70%) Oracle Database
7 6 (3.17%) Cognos Query Studio
8 5 (2.65%) DataStage
9 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.59%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.59%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Power View
11 2 (1.06%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 2 (1.06%) Cognos Report Studio
11 2 (1.06%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 2 (1.06%) Cognos Transformer
11 2 (1.06%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 10 (5.29%) JIRA
2 8 (4.23%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.70%) Maven
4 5 (2.65%) Subversion
4 5 (2.65%) Selenium
4 5 (2.65%) Artifactory
5 3 (1.59%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.59%) JUnit
5 3 (1.59%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (1.59%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.59%) Hudson
6 2 (1.06%) Lombardi
6 2 (1.06%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.06%) Rational Functional Tester
6 2 (1.06%) Build Forge
6 2 (1.06%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.06%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.06%) NUnit
6 2 (1.06%) MSI
6 2 (1.06%) Rational Robot
General
1 83 (43.92%) Finance
2 24 (12.70%) Banking
3 15 (7.94%) Financial Institution
4 11 (5.82%) Retail
5 7 (3.70%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.17%) Back Office
7 4 (2.12%) Front Office
7 4 (2.12%) Advertising
8 2 (1.06%) Marketing
9 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.53%) Legal
9 1 (0.53%) French Language
Job Titles
1 33 (17.46%) Developer
2 28 (14.81%) Consultant
3 25 (13.23%) Analyst
4 23 (12.17%) Administrator
5 20 (10.58%) Architect
6 8 (4.23%) Java Developer
7 7 (3.70%) Project Manager
7 7 (3.70%) Technical Architect
8 6 (3.17%) DevOps Consultant
8 6 (3.17%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (3.17%) Business Analyst
8 6 (3.17%) Support Engineer
9 5 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (2.65%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (2.65%) Analyst Developer
9 5 (2.65%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (2.65%) WebSphere Developer
9 5 (2.65%) FileNet Administrator
9 5 (2.65%) TM1 Analyst
10 4 (2.12%) TM1 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.17%) Middleware
2 21 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
3 18 (9.52%) Web Services
4 16 (8.47%) .NET
5 13 (6.88%) XML
6 8 (4.23%) Oracle Fusion
6 8 (4.23%) J2EE
7 7 (3.70%) CSS
7 7 (3.70%) HTML
7 7 (3.70%) Spring
7 7 (3.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 6 (3.17%) REST
8 6 (3.17%) ActiveMQ
8 6 (3.17%) JSP
8 6 (3.17%) Servlets
8 6 (3.17%) SOAP
9 5 (2.65%) Hibernate
10 4 (2.12%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (2.12%) Struts
10 4 (2.12%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.52%) Replication
3 16 (8.47%) Clustering
4 9 (4.76%) Hedge funds
5 7 (3.70%) Mainframe
5 7 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.70%) iSeries
6 6 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.17%) Visualisation
7 4 (2.12%) SWIFT
7 4 (2.12%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (2.12%) Derivative
8 3 (1.59%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.59%) Symmetrix
8 3 (1.59%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.59%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.59%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.59%) IBM XIV
9 2 (1.06%) Social Media
9 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 46 (24.34%) Linux
2 44 (23.28%) Windows
3 34 (17.99%) UNIX
4 19 (10.05%) AIX
5 13 (6.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (6.35%) Solaris
7 11 (5.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (3.17%) SUSE
10 4 (2.12%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.12%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.06%) Android
11 2 (1.06%) zOS
12 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.53%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (12.70%) ITIL
2 22 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (8.47%) Project Management
4 15 (7.94%) SOA
5 12 (6.35%) Data Modelling
6 11 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (5.82%) Migration
6 11 (5.82%) DevOps
7 10 (5.29%) High Availability
7 10 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (5.29%) Configuration Management
8 9 (4.76%) Change Management
8 9 (4.76%) Unit Testing
9 8 (4.23%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (4.23%) UML
9 8 (4.23%) ETL
9 8 (4.23%) E-Commerce
10 7 (3.70%) PRINCE2
10 7 (3.70%) MVC
10 7 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 48 (25.40%) Java
2 45 (23.81%) SQL
3 15 (7.94%) C
4 12 (6.35%) Perl
5 11 (5.82%) Python
6 9 (4.76%) Bash Shell
7 8 (4.23%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.23%) Ruby
7 8 (4.23%) JavaScript
8 7 (3.70%) PHP
8 7 (3.70%) PL/SQL
9 6 (3.17%) RPG
9 6 (3.17%) C#
10 5 (2.65%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.12%) RPG IV
11 4 (2.12%) VBA
12 3 (1.59%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.59%) C++
13 2 (1.06%) R
13 2 (1.06%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (3.70%) IBM Certification
2 6 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.12%) MCITP
4 4 (2.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (2.12%) MCSE
5 3 (1.59%) RHCE
5 3 (1.59%) CCNA
5 3 (1.59%) ISEB
5 3 (1.59%) RHCT
5 3 (1.59%) Degree
5 3 (1.59%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.59%) NCDA
5 3 (1.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.06%) NCIE
6 2 (1.06%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.06%) CCNP
7 1 (0.53%) OCP
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.35%) QA
2 4 (2.12%) Solvency II
3 3 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.59%) GAAP
4 2 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (8.47%) Active Directory
3 10 (5.29%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (4.23%) vSphere
4 8 (4.23%) XenApp
4 8 (4.23%) NFS
5 5 (2.65%) RACF
5 5 (2.65%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.12%) KVM
6 4 (2.12%) VMware Server
7 3 (1.59%) Firmware
7 3 (1.59%) RHEV
7 3 (1.59%) UAG
7 3 (1.59%) FreeRADIUS
7 3 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.06%) vCloud
8 2 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.06%) Squid
8 2 (1.06%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 17 (8.99%) Tivoli
2 16 (8.47%) Puppet
3 13 (6.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (3.17%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.65%) SELinux
6 4 (2.12%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 3 (1.59%) MIMEsweeper
7 3 (1.59%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (1.59%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 3 (1.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (1.59%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (1.06%) OpenIDM
8 2 (1.06%) OpenAM
8 2 (1.06%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.06%) Netcool
9 1 (0.53%) OpenView
9 1 (0.53%) Foglight
9 1 (0.53%) Unicenter
9 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Configuration Manager
Vendors
1 68 (35.98%) Oracle
2 28 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 25 (13.23%) Cognos
3 25 (13.23%) VMware
4 19 (10.05%) HP
5 17 (8.99%) Citrix
6 15 (7.94%) SAP
7 13 (6.88%) Cisco
8 10 (5.29%) Sun
9 9 (4.76%) EMC
9 9 (4.76%) Symantec
9 9 (4.76%) NetApp
9 9 (4.76%) Red Hat
10 8 (4.23%) TIBCO
10 8 (4.23%) SunGard
11 7 (3.70%) Sybase
11 7 (3.70%) Remedy
11 7 (3.70%) Splunk
12 6 (3.17%) Kofax
12 6 (3.17%) Dell
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Rate: £440 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Interquest - IQ ESM
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Rate: £380 - £411 per day
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day + initial 6 month term
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Rate: £400 - £475 per day
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