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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 111 88 119
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +31
Contract jobs citing IBM 42 109 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.34% 2.12% 1.49%
As % of the Vendors category 3.41% 4.82% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 74 61
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £290 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £593 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £408
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% +100.00%
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
1230 2261 2561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 39.10% 43.98% 43.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 907 1664 1786
Average daily rate £430 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 45 57
Average hourly rate £24.00 £21.63 £19.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.98% +11.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £13.08 £13.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.60 £31.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 39 (41.49%) Finance
2 33 (35.11%) Linux
3 28 (29.79%) Oracle
3 28 (29.79%) WebSphere
4 26 (27.66%) Banking
5 25 (26.60%) Unix
6 24 (25.53%) Windows
6 24 (25.53%) SQL
6 24 (25.53%) Middleware
7 17 (18.09%) Java
8 14 (14.89%) HP
9 13 (13.83%) Solaris
10 12 (12.77%) Microsoft
10 12 (12.77%) Red Hat
10 12 (12.77%) Analytics
11 11 (11.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (11.70%) Investment Banking
11 11 (11.70%) VMware
11 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
11 11 (11.70%) SAP
12 10 (10.64%) ITIL
12 10 (10.64%) TCP/IP
12 10 (10.64%) Nagios
12 10 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (10.64%) SUSE
12 10 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (10.64%) SDLC
12 10 (10.64%) Windows Server
13 8 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (8.51%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 28 (29.79%) WebSphere
2 7 (7.45%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (6.38%) Apache
3 6 (6.38%) IBM Domino
4 5 (5.32%) MQSeries
4 5 (5.32%) SAS
4 5 (5.32%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.26%) IIS
5 4 (4.26%) JBoss
6 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.19%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.13%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.06%) ArcGIS
8 1 (1.06%) CMS
8 1 (1.06%) Commerce Server
8 1 (1.06%) FileNet
8 1 (1.06%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.06%) LiveLink
8 1 (1.06%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.06%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 5 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.19%) SPSS
3 2 (2.13%) MS Office
3 2 (2.13%) MS Project
4 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.06%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Salerio
2 2 (2.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (2.13%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (2.13%) Documaker
2 2 (2.13%) Maximo
2 2 (2.13%) Primavera
2 2 (2.13%) SAP HCM
2 2 (2.13%) Unica
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.06%) Relativity
3 1 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.13%) PaaS
3 1 (1.06%) SaaS
3 1 (1.06%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.64%) TCP/IP
2 8 (8.51%) Firewall
3 7 (7.45%) DNS
3 7 (7.45%) SAN
4 5 (5.32%) NAS
4 5 (5.32%) SSH
4 5 (5.32%) SSL
5 3 (3.19%) HTTP
5 3 (3.19%) SWIFTNet
6 2 (2.13%) FTP
6 2 (2.13%) LAN
6 2 (2.13%) LDAP
6 2 (2.13%) SMTP
6 2 (2.13%) VLAN
6 2 (2.13%) WAN
7 1 (1.06%) AMQP
7 1 (1.06%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.06%) DHCP
7 1 (1.06%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.06%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.45%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.26%) Big Data
4 4 (4.26%) DB2
4 4 (4.26%) MySQL
4 4 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.19%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (3.19%) GIS
5 3 (3.19%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.19%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (2.13%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.13%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 2 (2.13%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (2.13%) Cognos Query Studio
6 2 (2.13%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (2.13%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (5.32%) JIRA
2 4 (4.26%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.13%) Subversion
4 1 (1.06%) AppScan
4 1 (1.06%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.06%) JUnit
4 1 (1.06%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.06%) Maven
4 1 (1.06%) Metasploit
4 1 (1.06%) Selenium
4 1 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.06%) TeamCity
General
1 39 (41.49%) Finance
2 26 (27.66%) Banking
3 11 (11.70%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.32%) Financial Institution
4 5 (5.32%) Front Office
5 3 (3.19%) Marketing
5 3 (3.19%) Retail
6 1 (1.06%) Advertising
6 1 (1.06%) Back Office
6 1 (1.06%) Electronics
6 1 (1.06%) French Language
6 1 (1.06%) German Language
6 1 (1.06%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.06%) Legal
6 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.06%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (14.89%) Developer
2 13 (13.83%) Analyst
3 12 (12.77%) Administrator
4 11 (11.70%) Architect
5 8 (8.51%) Consultant
5 8 (8.51%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (7.45%) Applications Support
7 5 (5.32%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.32%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (4.26%) Backup Administrator
8 4 (4.26%) Linux Specialist
8 4 (4.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.26%) SWIFT Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) Applications Manager
9 3 (3.19%) Applications Support Analyst
9 3 (3.19%) Cognos Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Report Analyst
9 3 (3.19%) Storage Administrator
9 3 (3.19%) SWIFT Specialist
9 3 (3.19%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.53%) Middleware
2 8 (8.51%) Web Services
3 7 (7.45%) IBM Integration Bus
3 7 (7.45%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (6.38%) J2EE
5 5 (5.32%) JRules
6 4 (4.26%) JMS
7 3 (3.19%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (3.19%) FpML
7 3 (3.19%) Hibernate
7 3 (3.19%) HTML
7 3 (3.19%) Spring
7 3 (3.19%) XSD
7 3 (3.19%) XSLT
8 2 (2.13%) HTML5
8 2 (2.13%) jQuery
8 2 (2.13%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (2.13%) REST
8 2 (2.13%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (2.13%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.26%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.26%) Derivative
2 4 (4.26%) Mobile Computing
2 4 (4.26%) SWIFT
3 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.19%) Fixed Income
3 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.13%) AS400
4 2 (2.13%) CLARiiON
4 2 (2.13%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.13%) Clustering
4 2 (2.13%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.13%) DataPower
4 2 (2.13%) Grid Computing
4 2 (2.13%) iSeries
4 2 (2.13%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.13%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.06%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.06%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 33 (35.11%) Linux
2 25 (26.60%) Unix
3 24 (25.53%) Windows
4 13 (13.83%) Solaris
5 11 (11.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (10.64%) SUSE
6 10 (10.64%) Windows Server
7 6 (6.38%) AIX
8 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (4.26%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.06%) CentOS
11 1 (1.06%) Fedora
11 1 (1.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.06%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.06%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.77%) Analytics
2 10 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (10.64%) ITIL
2 10 (10.64%) SDLC
3 8 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (7.45%) Configuration Management
5 6 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (6.38%) Information Security
5 6 (6.38%) Project Management
5 6 (6.38%) Service Management
6 5 (5.32%) Business Analysis
6 5 (5.32%) Change Management
6 5 (5.32%) Low Latency
7 4 (4.26%) Asset Management
7 4 (4.26%) Business Continuity
7 4 (4.26%) Data Management
7 4 (4.26%) ETL
7 4 (4.26%) Migration
8 3 (3.19%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.53%) SQL
2 17 (18.09%) Java
3 8 (8.51%) Shell Script
4 7 (7.45%) Bash Shell
5 6 (6.38%) Perl
6 4 (4.26%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.19%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.19%) VBA
7 3 (3.19%) VBScript
8 2 (2.13%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.13%) Korn
8 2 (2.13%) Python
9 1 (1.06%) C
9 1 (1.06%) C++
9 1 (1.06%) Jython
9 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.32%) Degree
2 4 (4.26%) RHCE
2 4 (4.26%) RHCSA
3 3 (3.19%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.19%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.13%) CISSP
5 1 (1.06%) CCNA
5 1 (1.06%) CISA
5 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.06%) CISM
5 1 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.06%) CRISC
5 1 (1.06%) IBM Certification
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 1 (1.06%) SAS Certification
5 1 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.13%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.38%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (5.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (5.32%) vSphere
4 4 (4.26%) Squid
4 4 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.13%) NFS
5 2 (2.13%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (2.13%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.06%) RACF
6 1 (1.06%) Samba
6 1 (1.06%) vCloud
6 1 (1.06%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (10.64%) Nagios
2 6 (6.38%) Ansible
3 5 (5.32%) Tivoli
3 5 (5.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (4.26%) CFEngine
4 4 (4.26%) Cobbler
5 3 (3.19%) Control-M
5 3 (3.19%) logstash
5 3 (3.19%) Puppet
6 2 (2.13%) HP SIM
6 2 (2.13%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (1.06%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.06%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.06%) Nessus
7 1 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (1.06%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (1.06%) zSecure
Vendors
1 28 (29.79%) Oracle
2 14 (14.89%) HP
3 12 (12.77%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.77%) Red Hat
4 11 (11.70%) SAP
4 11 (11.70%) VMware
5 7 (7.45%) EMC
5 7 (7.45%) NetApp
6 6 (6.38%) Lotus
6 6 (6.38%) Veritas
7 5 (5.32%) Cognos
8 4 (4.26%) Informatica
8 4 (4.26%) ServiceNow
8 4 (4.26%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.19%) Cisco
9 3 (3.19%) F5
10 2 (2.13%) BEA
10 2 (2.13%) ILOG
10 2 (2.13%) Juniper
10 2 (2.13%) Murex
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