The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 72 62 98
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +36
Contract jobs citing IBM 80 63 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.60% 2.69% 1.41%
As % of the Vendors category 5.76% 5.83% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 27 8
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£400 £360 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £233 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £545 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Average hourly rate £31.75 £19.93 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.30% -34.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.57 £15.77 £25.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £158.35 £31.89 £37.50
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 of England region.

Vendors Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1390 1081 1452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 45.10% 46.08% 47.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 809 480 645
Average daily rate £350 £353 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.77% +4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £486 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 122 136
Average hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £37.15
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 of England

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

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

IBM Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

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

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

IBM
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

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

IBM Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

IBM
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England 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
Hertfordshire -28 28 £331 +1.92% 9
Essex -9 16 £400 - 3
Bedfordshire -2 15 £400 +50.94% 4
Cambridgeshire -2 10 £400 +40.35% 2
Norfolk - 9 £350 -
Suffolk - - - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 55 (38.73%) Java
1 55 (38.73%) WebSphere
2 50 (35.21%) SQL
3 46 (32.39%) Linux
4 43 (30.28%) UNIX
5 41 (28.87%) Windows
5 41 (28.87%) Finance
6 40 (28.17%) XML
7 38 (26.76%) J2EE
8 35 (24.65%) Oracle
9 33 (23.24%) HP
10 31 (21.83%) HTML
11 30 (21.13%) JavaScript
12 28 (19.72%) Solaris
13 27 (19.01%) DB2
14 25 (17.61%) E-Commerce
15 23 (16.20%) Ant
15 23 (16.20%) Retail
16 20 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
16 20 (14.08%) MQSeries
16 20 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (13.38%) OO
17 19 (13.38%) CSS
17 19 (13.38%) .NET
17 19 (13.38%) Microsoft
18 17 (11.97%) Content Management
18 17 (11.97%) Manufacturing
18 17 (11.97%) Ajax
19 16 (11.27%) Red Hat
20 15 (10.56%) WebLogic

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 55 (38.73%) WebSphere
2 20 (14.08%) MQSeries
3 15 (10.56%) WebLogic
4 14 (9.86%) Apache
4 14 (9.86%) Tomcat
5 10 (7.04%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (6.34%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (5.63%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
8 7 (4.93%) Adobe CQ
8 7 (4.93%) IIS
9 6 (4.23%) GlassFish
9 6 (4.23%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (3.52%) MS Exchange
10 5 (3.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 4 (2.82%) CICS
11 4 (2.82%) SugarCRM
12 2 (1.41%) CMS
12 2 (1.41%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Process Server
13 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (7.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.82%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.11%) MS Office
4 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Maximo
2 2 (1.41%) Tridion
2 2 (1.41%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (1.41%) Magento
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.70%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.15%) IBM SmartCloud
2 4 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.70%) PaaS
3 1 (0.70%) GitHub
3 1 (0.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.45%) HTTP
1 12 (8.45%) SAN
1 12 (8.45%) Internet
2 6 (4.23%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.52%) DHCP
3 5 (3.52%) DNS
4 4 (2.82%) Intranet
4 4 (2.82%) Extranet
4 4 (2.82%) Firewall
4 4 (2.82%) NAS
5 3 (2.11%) Wireless
5 3 (2.11%) FTP
5 3 (2.11%) Broadband
6 2 (1.41%) LAN
6 2 (1.41%) LDAP
6 2 (1.41%) WAN
7 1 (0.70%) SMS
7 1 (0.70%) VPN
7 1 (0.70%) VLAN
7 1 (0.70%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.01%) DB2
2 14 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.86%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (9.86%) Relational Database
3 12 (8.45%) DataStage
4 10 (7.04%) MySQL
4 10 (7.04%) Oracle ODI
5 7 (4.93%) RDBMS
6 6 (4.23%) Oracle Database
6 6 (4.23%) DbVisualizer
7 4 (2.82%) MS Access
7 4 (2.82%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (2.82%) OLTP
7 4 (2.82%) OLAP
7 4 (2.82%) Data Mart
7 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.82%) Oracle OLAP
7 4 (2.82%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (2.82%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 23 (16.20%) Ant
2 11 (7.75%) Eclipse
3 8 (5.63%) JUnit
3 8 (5.63%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (5.63%) Subversion
4 7 (4.93%) Log4j
5 6 (4.23%) LoadRunner
5 6 (4.23%) Maven
6 2 (1.41%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 2 (1.41%) VisualVM
7 1 (0.70%) MSI
7 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.70%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.70%) Lombardi
7 1 (0.70%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.70%) Jtest
7 1 (0.70%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.70%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 41 (28.87%) Finance
2 23 (16.20%) Retail
3 17 (11.97%) Manufacturing
4 14 (9.86%) Marketing
5 10 (7.04%) Telecoms
6 7 (4.93%) Legal
7 3 (2.11%) Automotive
8 2 (1.41%) Banking
9 1 (0.70%) German Language
9 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 36 (25.35%) Developer
2 21 (14.79%) Analyst
3 15 (10.56%) Architect
4 14 (9.86%) Java Developer
5 13 (9.15%) Consultant
6 8 (5.63%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (5.63%) Test Analyst
6 8 (5.63%) Backup Engineer
7 7 (4.93%) Technical Architect
7 7 (4.93%) Tester
8 6 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.23%) Linux Administrator
8 6 (4.23%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 5 (3.52%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 5 (3.52%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.52%) Business Analyst
10 4 (2.82%) Web Developer
10 4 (2.82%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (28.17%) XML
2 38 (26.76%) J2EE
3 31 (21.83%) HTML
4 19 (13.38%) .NET
4 19 (13.38%) CSS
5 17 (11.97%) Ajax
6 14 (9.86%) HTML5
7 12 (8.45%) XHTML
7 12 (8.45%) JSP
8 10 (7.04%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 10 (7.04%) Web Services
9 9 (6.34%) Middleware
9 9 (6.34%) Spring
9 9 (6.34%) XSLT
10 8 (5.63%) SOAP
10 8 (5.63%) JMS
11 7 (4.93%) XMLBeans
11 7 (4.93%) Struts
11 7 (4.93%) Servlets
11 7 (4.93%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.45%) Mainframe
2 12 (8.45%) Web 2.0
3 9 (6.34%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (4.23%) Clustering
4 6 (4.23%) IBM XIV
5 4 (2.82%) PKI
5 4 (2.82%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.11%) DataPower
6 3 (2.11%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.41%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.70%) User Experience
8 1 (0.70%) iSeries
8 1 (0.70%) Open Source
8 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.70%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.70%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 46 (32.39%) Linux
2 43 (30.28%) UNIX
3 41 (28.87%) Windows
4 28 (19.72%) Solaris
5 15 (10.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (9.86%) HPUX
7 9 (6.34%) AIX
8 8 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (4.23%) SUSE
11 5 (3.52%) Apple iOS
11 5 (3.52%) zOS
12 3 (2.11%) Windows XP
12 3 (2.11%) Windows 7
13 2 (1.41%) MVS
13 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.70%) Android
14 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.61%) E-Commerce
2 20 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (13.38%) OO
4 17 (11.97%) Content Management
5 14 (9.86%) UML
5 14 (9.86%) SOA
6 13 (9.15%) Scrum
7 12 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (8.45%) Project Planning
8 11 (7.75%) RAD
8 11 (7.75%) Migration
9 10 (7.04%) Validation
9 10 (7.04%) RUP
10 8 (5.63%) CRM
10 8 (5.63%) ETL
10 8 (5.63%) Regression Testing
10 8 (5.63%) Logistics
10 8 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (4.93%) Automated Testing
11 7 (4.93%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (38.73%) Java
2 50 (35.21%) SQL
3 30 (21.13%) JavaScript
4 10 (7.04%) Perl
5 8 (5.63%) PL/SQL
6 7 (4.93%) XPath
7 6 (4.23%) Shell Script
7 6 (4.23%) JCL
8 5 (3.52%) C#
9 4 (2.82%) Python
10 3 (2.11%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.11%) COBOL
10 3 (2.11%) C
10 3 (2.11%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 2 (1.41%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.41%) PHP
12 1 (0.70%) FQL
12 1 (0.70%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.70%) REXX
12 1 (0.70%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 12 (8.45%) Degree
2 8 (5.63%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (4.23%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.23%) ISEB
4 5 (3.52%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.70%) MBA
5 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.70%) MCITP
5 1 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.70%) MCSE
5 1 (0.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.52%) QA
2 4 (2.82%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (6.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.82%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.82%) XenApp
2 4 (2.82%) RACF
2 4 (2.82%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.11%) MetaFrame
3 3 (2.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (2.11%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.41%) vSphere
5 1 (0.70%) VMFS
5 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.70%) NFS
5 1 (0.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.70%) Xen
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 10 (7.04%) Tivoli
2 9 (6.34%) Puppet
3 8 (5.63%) Nagios
4 6 (4.23%) NetBackup
4 6 (4.23%) Backup Exec
4 6 (4.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (4.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.41%) SCCM
5 2 (1.41%) Opsview
6 1 (0.70%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.70%) OpenView
6 1 (0.70%) MOM
6 1 (0.70%) Netcool
6 1 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 35 (24.65%) Oracle
2 33 (23.24%) HP
3 19 (13.38%) Microsoft
4 16 (11.27%) Red Hat
5 14 (9.86%) VMware
6 11 (7.75%) SAP
7 10 (7.04%) JBoss
8 9 (6.34%) FatWire
9 7 (4.93%) EMC
9 7 (4.93%) Citrix
9 7 (4.93%) Interwoven
10 6 (4.23%) webMethods
10 6 (4.23%) Brocade
10 6 (4.23%) Unica
11 5 (3.52%) Sun
11 5 (3.52%) Cognos
12 4 (2.82%) Cisco
12 4 (2.82%) Business Objects
12 4 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (2.82%) Informatica
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