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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 87 99 106
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +7
Contract jobs citing IBM 120 110 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.23% 1.89% 1.88%
As % of the Vendors category 5.07% 4.16% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 71 86
Average daily rate
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£431 £410 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £263 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £62.50 - £59.87
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £35.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
-10.17% +77.21%
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
2369 2646 3288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.08% 45.51% 45.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1759 1826 2266
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 55 94
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.47 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £34.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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.

1 102 (37.78%) Finance
2 72 (26.67%) Oracle
3 71 (26.30%) Banking
4 61 (22.59%) Windows
4 61 (22.59%) Linux
5 57 (21.11%) WebSphere
6 51 (18.89%) SQL
7 47 (17.41%) HP
8 46 (17.04%) Java
9 43 (15.93%) Microsoft
9 43 (15.93%) VMware
10 41 (15.19%) SQL Server
11 40 (14.81%) Cisco
12 39 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
13 38 (14.07%) SAN
14 37 (13.70%) UNIX
14 37 (13.70%) Middleware
15 36 (13.33%) EMC
16 33 (12.22%) Stakeholder Management
17 31 (11.48%) Solaris
18 29 (10.74%) MS Excel
18 29 (10.74%) VMware Infrastructure
19 27 (10.00%) NetApp
19 27 (10.00%) Tivoli
20 25 (9.26%) AIX
20 25 (9.26%) ITIL
21 24 (8.89%) Cognos
21 24 (8.89%) WebSphere MQ
22 23 (8.52%) Project Management
22 23 (8.52%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 57 (21.11%) WebSphere
2 17 (6.30%) Apache
3 12 (4.44%) Tomcat
4 11 (4.07%) MQSeries
4 11 (4.07%) WebLogic
4 11 (4.07%) IIS
5 9 (3.33%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.96%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (2.22%) Oracle Coherence
8 5 (1.85%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 5 (1.85%) FileNet
8 5 (1.85%) JBoss
9 4 (1.48%) MS Exchange
10 3 (1.11%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.74%) Lync
11 2 (0.74%) Drupal
Applications
1 29 (10.74%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.07%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.96%) MS Office
4 6 (2.22%) MS Project
5 2 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.74%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.37%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 16 (5.93%) Cognos TM1
2 14 (5.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (1.85%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (1.48%) SunGard GMI
4 4 (1.48%) RMDS
5 3 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.74%) Algo Collateral
7 1 (0.37%) Unica
7 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.37%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.37%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.74%) IaaS
4 1 (0.37%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.37%) SaaS
4 1 (0.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (14.07%) SAN
2 20 (7.41%) WAN
3 18 (6.67%) LAN
4 15 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 14 (5.19%) DNS
5 14 (5.19%) HTTP
6 13 (4.81%) SSL
7 9 (3.33%) Internet
7 9 (3.33%) Firewall
7 9 (3.33%) NAS
8 7 (2.59%) Multicast
9 6 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (2.22%) SNMP
10 5 (1.85%) Ethernet
10 5 (1.85%) SMTP
10 5 (1.85%) FCoE
10 5 (1.85%) TACACS
10 5 (1.85%) iSCSI
10 5 (1.85%) SSH
11 3 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.19%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.93%) Oracle Database
2 16 (5.93%) Relational Database
3 12 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (3.70%) Hadoop
5 9 (3.33%) DB2
5 9 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.96%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.22%) HBase
8 6 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (2.22%) DataStage
8 6 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (1.85%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.48%) IBM InfoSphere
10 4 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.11%) Big Data
11 3 (1.11%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 13 (4.81%) JIRA
2 7 (2.59%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.59%) Subversion
3 6 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.85%) Selenium
5 4 (1.48%) MSBuild
5 4 (1.48%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.11%) Maven
7 2 (0.74%) Introscope
7 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.74%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.74%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.74%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.74%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.37%) RStudio
8 1 (0.37%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.37%) Gradle
8 1 (0.37%) ERwin
General
1 102 (37.78%) Finance
2 71 (26.30%) Banking
3 22 (8.15%) Retail
4 19 (7.04%) Investment Banking
5 15 (5.56%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.22%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.85%) Back Office
7 5 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.48%) Marketing
9 3 (1.11%) Advertising
9 3 (1.11%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.74%) Electronics
11 1 (0.37%) Legal
11 1 (0.37%) Billing
Job Titles
1 55 (20.37%) Developer
2 34 (12.59%) Administrator
3 30 (11.11%) Architect
4 25 (9.26%) Analyst
5 24 (8.89%) Consultant
6 17 (6.30%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (5.93%) Systems Administrator
7 16 (5.93%) Project Manager
8 14 (5.19%) TM1 Developer
9 11 (4.07%) Server Administrator
9 11 (4.07%) Linux Engineer
10 9 (3.33%) Windows Administrator
10 9 (3.33%) Business Analyst
10 9 (3.33%) .NET Developer
10 9 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
11 8 (2.96%) Windows Systems Administrator
12 7 (2.59%) Java Developer
12 7 (2.59%) Senior Developer
12 7 (2.59%) AIX Specialist
13 6 (2.22%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (13.70%) Middleware
2 24 (8.89%) WebSphere MQ
3 19 (7.04%) .NET
4 17 (6.30%) XML
5 16 (5.93%) SOAP
5 16 (5.93%) REST
6 14 (5.19%) Web Services
7 13 (4.81%) HTML
8 12 (4.44%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 10 (3.70%) J2EE
9 10 (3.70%) ASP.NET
9 10 (3.70%) .NET Framework
10 8 (2.96%) NHibernate
10 8 (2.96%) Servlets
10 8 (2.96%) Rendezvous
10 8 (2.96%) WCF
10 8 (2.96%) Entity Framework
11 7 (2.59%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (2.59%) JSP
12 6 (2.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.19%) Clustering
3 12 (4.44%) EMC VMAX
4 10 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.70%) Replication
4 10 (3.70%) SWIFT
5 6 (2.22%) DataPower
6 5 (1.85%) iSeries
6 5 (1.85%) PKI
6 5 (1.85%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.85%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.48%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.48%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.48%) Derivative
7 4 (1.48%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.11%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.11%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.11%) PMI
8 3 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 61 (22.59%) Windows
1 61 (22.59%) Linux
2 37 (13.70%) UNIX
3 31 (11.48%) Solaris
4 25 (9.26%) AIX
5 17 (6.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.22%) SUSE
10 5 (1.85%) zOS
11 4 (1.48%) HPUX
12 3 (1.11%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.11%) i5/OS
12 3 (1.11%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (12.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (9.26%) ITIL
4 23 (8.52%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (8.52%) Project Management
5 22 (8.15%) SDLC
6 19 (7.04%) DevOps
7 17 (6.30%) Scrum
8 16 (5.93%) SOA
8 16 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (4.81%) E-Commerce
9 13 (4.81%) Configuration Management
9 13 (4.81%) Migration
10 12 (4.44%) Change Management
11 9 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (3.33%) EAI
11 9 (3.33%) TDD
11 9 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
11 9 (3.33%) Load Balancing
12 8 (2.96%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 51 (18.89%) SQL
2 46 (17.04%) Java
3 23 (8.52%) JavaScript
4 14 (5.19%) Perl
5 13 (4.81%) C#
5 13 (4.81%) PL/SQL
5 13 (4.81%) Python
6 11 (4.07%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.70%) Bash Shell
8 9 (3.33%) Shell Script
9 8 (2.96%) Ruby
9 8 (2.96%) XPath
10 6 (2.22%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.48%) C
11 4 (1.48%) RPG
11 4 (1.48%) Korn
11 4 (1.48%) RPG IV
12 3 (1.11%) Scala
12 3 (1.11%) VBA
12 3 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.85%) CCNA
3 5 (1.85%) MCSE
3 5 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.48%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.11%) NCDA
5 3 (1.11%) NCIE
5 3 (1.11%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.74%) IBM Certification
6 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.74%) CCNP
6 2 (0.74%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 1 (0.37%) MCT
7 1 (0.37%) ISEB
7 1 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.37%) CISSP
7 1 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.56%) QA
2 9 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.48%) SLA
4 3 (1.11%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.74%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.37%) FATCA
System Software
1 29 (10.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (7.78%) vSphere
3 17 (6.30%) Hyper-V
3 17 (6.30%) Active Directory
4 16 (5.93%) NFS
5 15 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (3.70%) KVM
7 9 (3.33%) XenApp
8 8 (2.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (2.59%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.85%) Xen
10 5 (1.85%) VMware Server
10 5 (1.85%) SRDF
10 5 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.48%) Docker
11 4 (1.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (1.48%) GPFS
11 4 (1.48%) Oracle Clusterware
12 3 (1.11%) OCFS2
12 3 (1.11%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 27 (10.00%) Tivoli
2 21 (7.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 18 (6.67%) Puppet
4 6 (2.22%) Data Guard
4 6 (2.22%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (1.85%) Netcool
5 5 (1.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 5 (1.85%) Control-M
5 5 (1.85%) Nagios
5 5 (1.85%) SCCM
5 5 (1.85%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (1.85%) EMC VPLEX
6 4 (1.48%) HP SIM
6 4 (1.48%) CA Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 3 (1.11%) OpenView
7 3 (1.11%) SELinux
7 3 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.74%) CA LISA
8 2 (0.74%) yum
Vendors
1 72 (26.67%) Oracle
2 47 (17.41%) HP
3 43 (15.93%) Microsoft
3 43 (15.93%) VMware
4 40 (14.81%) Cisco
5 36 (13.33%) EMC
6 27 (10.00%) NetApp
7 24 (8.89%) Cognos
8 18 (6.67%) Citrix
9 15 (5.56%) Red Hat
10 14 (5.19%) TIBCO
10 14 (5.19%) Veritas
10 14 (5.19%) 3PAR
11 13 (4.81%) CA
12 10 (3.70%) Intel
13 9 (3.33%) BMC
13 9 (3.33%) Dell
14 8 (2.96%) CheckPoint
15 7 (2.59%) Remedy
15 7 (2.59%) Sybase
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