The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Croydon region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 17 13 18
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing IBM 6 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 5.83% 1.56% 3.95%
As % of the Vendors category 8.22% 2.86% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Average daily rate £550 £520 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +7.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £520 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £520 £584
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £27.49 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.24% +44.68%
Vendors Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
73 35 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 70.87% 54.69% 47.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 22 40
Average daily rate £463 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
IBM
London

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Croydon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Croydon region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Croydon region.

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 5 (62.50%) IIS
1 5 (62.50%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) EMC
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) WAN
2 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) Avaya
2 4 (50.00%) SAN
2 4 (50.00%) Hitachi
2 4 (50.00%) NetApp
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (50.00%) Symantec
2 4 (50.00%) OSPF
2 4 (50.00%) CCNP
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (50.00%) SUSE
2 4 (50.00%) Replication
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 4 (50.00%) Brocade
2 4 (50.00%) VLAN
2 4 (50.00%) Data Protection

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 5 (62.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (50.00%) SAN
1 4 (50.00%) OSPF
1 4 (50.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (37.50%) DataStage
2 1 (12.50%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) PVCS
1 1 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (12.50%) ClearCase
General
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration and Release Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
1 1 (12.50%) Classic ASP
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Replication
2 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (25.00%) AS400
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (50.00%) SUSE
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (50.00%) UNIX
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 4 (50.00%) Data Virtualisation
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (37.50%) ETL
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (12.50%) Master Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCNP
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (50.00%) SRDF
1 4 (50.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
1 4 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) BladeLogic
2 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) EMC
2 4 (50.00%) Avaya
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Hitachi
2 4 (50.00%) NetApp
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (50.00%) Symantec
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Brocade
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) Cognos
3 3 (37.50%) Siebel
4 2 (25.00%) BMC
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft