The table below looks at the statistics for IBM SmartCloud skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM SmartCloud over the 3 months to 22 December 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM SmartCloud
Rank 580 554 -
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -
Contract jobs citing IBM SmartCloud 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.002% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.27% 0.083% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£488 £900 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
IBM SmartCloud
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1844 1204 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.70% 2.55% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1244 769 458
Average daily rate £450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 22 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.11 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.02% -14.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £11.80 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £44.25 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.18% -9.93%

IBM SmartCloud
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

IBM SmartCloud Jobs Demand Trend in England

IBM SmartCloud
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

IBM SmartCloud Daily Rate Trend in England

IBM SmartCloud
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM SmartCloud within the England region over the 3 months to 22 December 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
London +20 5 £488 -45.83%
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
IBM SmartCloud
UK

IBM SmartCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing IBM SmartCloud 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 SmartCloud.

1 12 (100.00%) IBM
2 7 (58.33%) Tivoli
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (33.33%) WAN
4 4 (33.33%) VPN
4 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) MPLS
4 4 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) Performance Management
4 4 (33.33%) Splunk
5 3 (25.00%) UNIX
5 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000
5 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
5 3 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (25.00%) MSI
5 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (25.00%) Wyse
5 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing

IBM SmartCloud
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing IBM SmartCloud 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 SmartCloud. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) WAN
1 4 (33.33%) VPN
1 4 (33.33%) MPLS
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) Wireless
2 2 (16.67%) IPsec
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (16.67%) SSL
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) Packet Switching
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) MarkLogic
2 1 (8.33%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MSI
2 1 (8.33%) Lombardi
General
1 3 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Architect
2 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Architect
3 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Technical Architect
5 2 (16.67%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Applications Manager
6 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000
2 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Vista
2 3 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Network Design
4 2 (16.67%) Software Distribution
5 1 (8.33%) Data Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Analytics
5 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Korn
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) CITP
1 1 (8.33%) Chartered Engineer
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (25.00%) XenApp
3 3 (25.00%) XenServer
3 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) Tivoli
2 3 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 3 (25.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Netcool
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) IBM
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Citrix
3 4 (33.33%) Splunk
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (25.00%) Altiris
4 3 (25.00%) Wyse
5 2 (16.67%) Rackspace
5 2 (16.67%) Juniper
6 1 (8.33%) Informatica
6 1 (8.33%) Netezza
6 1 (8.33%) RightScale
6 1 (8.33%) SAP