The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 53 63 64
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing IBM 43 40 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.74% 2.45% 1.49%
As % of the Vendors category 5.77% 5.63% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 8
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +39.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £245 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £518 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.53 £19.50 £30.70
% change year-on-year
+61.66% -36.48%
IBM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Vendors Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
745 710 737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 47.45% 43.53% 47.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 344 292
Average daily rate £375 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £120 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £482 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 50 68
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

IBM Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

IBM
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +26 24 £460 +87.75%
Leicestershire - 5 £425 -
Derbyshire -14 4 - - 1
Northamptonshire +3 3 £473 +263.46% 4
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 44 (53.66%) WebSphere
2 23 (28.05%) Retail
3 22 (26.83%) SAP
4 18 (21.95%) E-Commerce
5 16 (19.51%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 15 (18.29%) UNIX
7 14 (17.07%) WebSphere MQ
7 14 (17.07%) Middleware
8 13 (15.85%) Use Case
9 12 (14.63%) DataPower
9 12 (14.63%) Business Analysis
9 12 (14.63%) Mainframe
9 12 (14.63%) SOA
10 11 (13.41%) UML
10 11 (13.41%) SQL
11 10 (12.20%) Oracle
11 10 (12.20%) Linux
11 10 (12.20%) HP
11 10 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (12.20%) QA
12 9 (10.98%) Project Management
12 9 (10.98%) SharePoint
12 9 (10.98%) Windows
13 8 (9.76%) Java
14 7 (8.54%) Marketing
14 7 (8.54%) Microsoft
14 7 (8.54%) AIX
14 7 (8.54%) ITIL
15 6 (7.32%) ERP
15 6 (7.32%) DB2

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 44 (53.66%) WebSphere
2 9 (10.98%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.66%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.44%) IIS
4 2 (2.44%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.44%) CICS
4 2 (2.44%) NetWeaver
4 2 (2.44%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.22%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (1.22%) Liferay
5 1 (1.22%) Quickr
5 1 (1.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) MS Office
2 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.22%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.22%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.22%) VisionPLUS
1 1 (1.22%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (1.22%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 1 (1.22%) Cognos Planning
1 1 (1.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.22%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.22%) Magento
1 1 (1.22%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (2.44%) IaaS
2 2 (2.44%) SaaS
2 2 (2.44%) PaaS
3 1 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.32%) SAN
2 4 (4.88%) HTTP
3 3 (3.66%) DNS
4 2 (2.44%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.44%) Firewall
4 2 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (2.44%) Junos
4 2 (2.44%) DHCP
4 2 (2.44%) DMZ
5 1 (1.22%) Intranet
5 1 (1.22%) Internet
5 1 (1.22%) SNMP
5 1 (1.22%) LAN
5 1 (1.22%) VoIP
5 1 (1.22%) WAN
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.22%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.32%) DB2
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.44%) SAP BW
3 2 (2.44%) Adabas
4 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.22%) MySQL
4 1 (1.22%) Informix
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.22%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.66%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (3.66%) LoadRunner
1 3 (3.66%) JIRA
2 2 (2.44%) RequisitePro
2 2 (2.44%) JMeter
2 2 (2.44%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.22%) Subversion
3 1 (1.22%) Maven
3 1 (1.22%) Selenium
3 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.22%) Ant
3 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (1.22%) Eclipse
General
1 23 (28.05%) Retail
2 7 (8.54%) Marketing
3 6 (7.32%) Finance
4 4 (4.88%) Banking
5 2 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.22%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (35.37%) Analyst
2 20 (24.39%) Business Analyst
3 17 (20.73%) Architect
4 10 (12.20%) Developer
5 8 (9.76%) Integration Architect
5 8 (9.76%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (8.54%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.10%) Test Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Senior Business Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) WebSphere Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.66%) Tester
9 3 (3.66%) WebSphere Architect
9 3 (3.66%) SAP Tester
10 2 (2.44%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
10 2 (2.44%) Adabas Natural Developer
10 2 (2.44%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.44%) Natural/Adabas Developer
10 2 (2.44%) Natural/Adabas Programmer
10 2 (2.44%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.51%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 14 (17.07%) WebSphere MQ
2 14 (17.07%) Middleware
3 5 (6.10%) HTML
4 4 (4.88%) XML
4 4 (4.88%) XSD
4 4 (4.88%) REST
4 4 (4.88%) WSDL
5 3 (3.66%) EDI
6 2 (2.44%) JMS
6 2 (2.44%) XHTML
6 2 (2.44%) BAPI
6 2 (2.44%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.44%) Ajax
6 2 (2.44%) JSON
6 2 (2.44%) .NET
6 2 (2.44%) J2EE
6 2 (2.44%) EJB
6 2 (2.44%) CSS
6 2 (2.44%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) Mainframe
1 12 (14.63%) DataPower
2 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.66%) SWIFT
3 3 (3.66%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (3.66%) Clustering
4 2 (2.44%) iSeries
4 2 (2.44%) Open Source
5 1 (1.22%) FMCG
5 1 (1.22%) Tandem
5 1 (1.22%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.22%) PMI
5 1 (1.22%) Firmware
5 1 (1.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.29%) UNIX
2 10 (12.20%) Linux
3 9 (10.98%) Windows
4 7 (8.54%) AIX
5 6 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.66%) Solaris
7 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.44%) CentOS
7 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.95%) E-Commerce
2 13 (15.85%) Use Case
3 12 (14.63%) SOA
3 12 (14.63%) Business Analysis
4 11 (13.41%) UML
5 10 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (10.98%) Project Management
7 7 (8.54%) ITIL
8 6 (7.32%) ERP
9 5 (6.10%) Migration
9 5 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (6.10%) Test Management
9 5 (6.10%) Test Scripting
9 5 (6.10%) Business Transformation
10 4 (4.88%) BPMN
11 3 (3.66%) System Testing
11 3 (3.66%) Performance Management
11 3 (3.66%) Capacity Management
11 3 (3.66%) Customer Engagement
11 3 (3.66%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.41%) SQL
2 8 (9.76%) Java
3 5 (6.10%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.88%) COBOL
5 2 (2.44%) C++
5 2 (2.44%) VBScript
5 2 (2.44%) VB
5 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.44%) NATURAL
6 1 (1.22%) Jython
6 1 (1.22%) LotusScript
6 1 (1.22%) Formula Language
6 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (4.88%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (3.66%) ISEB
2 3 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.44%) Degree
4 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.22%) IBM Certification
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.20%) QA
2 3 (3.66%) ISO 8583
3 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.22%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.22%) Puppet
2 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.22%) Ansible
2 1 (1.22%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.22%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (26.83%) SAP
2 10 (12.20%) Oracle
2 10 (12.20%) HP
3 7 (8.54%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.10%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.66%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.66%) JD Edwards
5 3 (3.66%) Cisco
5 3 (3.66%) EMC
5 3 (3.66%) VMware
6 2 (2.44%) Lotus
6 2 (2.44%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.44%) Intel
6 2 (2.44%) Software AG
6 2 (2.44%) Juniper
7 1 (1.22%) Hitachi
7 1 (1.22%) ATG
7 1 (1.22%) Citrix
7 1 (1.22%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.22%) Cognos
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