The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 85 98 85
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Contract jobs citing IBM 1181 1022 1079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.28% 2.07% 2.32%
As % of the Vendors category 5.20% 4.62% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 510 554
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £280 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 21
Average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.80% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.46 £12.00 £19.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £45.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.97 £31.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.29% +38.88%
IBM
UK

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

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22710 22144 21588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.94% 44.84% 46.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13715 12515 12014
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 980 1010 1121
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in England

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

IBM Daily Rate Trend in England

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in England

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in England

IBM
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

IBM Hourly Rate Histogram in England

IBM
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 within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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 +15 503 £450 - 94
South East -10 201 £450 +19.20% 42
North West +10 111 £400 +5.26% 24
West Midlands +15 91 £415 -2.35% 7
Yorkshire -11 75 £378 -11.17% 15
East of England +13 71 £343 -14.37% 7
South West +17 52 £431 +8.83% 12
East Midlands -15 31 £450 +5.88% 9
North East -14 23 £348 +33.65% 7
Midlands 0 9 £600 -
IBM
UK

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 639 (26.77%) WebSphere
2 613 (25.68%) Finance
3 570 (23.88%) Oracle
4 492 (20.61%) Linux
5 484 (20.28%) Java
6 458 (19.19%) Windows
7 441 (18.48%) UNIX
8 428 (17.93%) SQL
9 372 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
10 317 (13.28%) Microsoft
11 294 (12.32%) VMware
12 281 (11.77%) HP
13 278 (11.65%) Banking
14 264 (11.06%) SQL Server
15 261 (10.93%) Middleware
16 248 (10.39%) AIX
17 247 (10.35%) DB2
17 247 (10.35%) SAN
18 234 (9.80%) XML
19 208 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
20 199 (8.34%) ITIL
21 198 (8.29%) VMware Infrastructure
22 194 (8.13%) Migration
23 186 (7.79%) .NET
24 184 (7.71%) WebSphere MQ
25 181 (7.58%) Solaris
26 178 (7.46%) J2EE
27 173 (7.25%) SOA
28 172 (7.21%) Cisco
29 171 (7.16%) JavaScript

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 639 (26.77%) WebSphere
2 123 (5.15%) WebSphere Application Server
3 107 (4.48%) IIS
4 97 (4.06%) MQSeries
5 94 (3.94%) Apache
6 87 (3.64%) Tomcat
7 79 (3.31%) JBoss
8 77 (3.23%) WebLogic
9 71 (2.97%) SharePoint
10 41 (1.72%) SAS
10 41 (1.72%) IBM HTTP Server
11 39 (1.63%) FileNet
12 36 (1.51%) OpenStack
13 32 (1.34%) CICS
14 29 (1.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 26 (1.09%) MS Exchange
16 19 (0.80%) Lotus Domino
16 19 (0.80%) Confluence
17 17 (0.71%) Commerce Server
18 16 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 124 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 78 (3.27%) MS Office
3 69 (2.89%) MS Visio
4 42 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (1.13%) MS Project
6 10 (0.42%) SPSS
7 7 (0.29%) PowerPivot
8 6 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.084%) FastStats
10 2 (0.084%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.084%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.042%) Simulink
11 1 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.042%) Mingle
11 1 (0.042%) Weka
Business Applications
1 41 (1.72%) Cognos TM1
2 37 (1.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 30 (1.26%) Maximo
4 20 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
5 15 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
6 14 (0.59%) Unica
7 12 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 9 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.34%) RMDS
10 7 (0.29%) Primavera
10 7 (0.29%) Summit
10 7 (0.29%) Tridion
11 6 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
11 6 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
11 6 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
11 6 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 5 (0.21%) TRIRIGA
12 5 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
12 5 (0.21%) SunGard GMI
12 5 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 43 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (1.13%) PaaS
3 26 (1.09%) SaaS
4 21 (0.88%) IBM Blueworks
5 18 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (0.63%) IaaS
7 14 (0.59%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.34%) IBM SmartCloud
9 7 (0.29%) IBM PureFlex
9 7 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.25%) SoftLayer
11 5 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.17%) Office 365
12 4 (0.17%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.13%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.084%) SmartFocus
14 2 (0.084%) Rackspace Cloud
14 2 (0.084%) CheetahMail
14 2 (0.084%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 247 (10.35%) SAN
2 129 (5.40%) Firewall
3 106 (4.44%) HTTP
4 102 (4.27%) TCP/IP
5 73 (3.06%) SSL
6 72 (3.02%) DNS
7 70 (2.93%) WAN
8 69 (2.89%) NAS
9 55 (2.30%) LDAP
9 55 (2.30%) Internet
10 54 (2.26%) LAN
10 54 (2.26%) FTP
11 41 (1.72%) Fibre Channel
12 37 (1.55%) Network Security
13 35 (1.47%) MPLS
14 34 (1.42%) Cisco Nexus
15 28 (1.17%) VPN
16 25 (1.05%) VLAN
17 24 (1.01%) SSH
17 24 (1.01%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (11.06%) SQL Server
2 247 (10.35%) DB2
3 160 (6.70%) Relational Database
4 111 (4.65%) Oracle Database
5 103 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
6 102 (4.27%) IBM InfoSphere
7 91 (3.81%) DataStage
8 75 (3.14%) RDBMS
9 57 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 50 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 47 (1.97%) Big Data
12 41 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
13 38 (1.59%) Hadoop
13 38 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
13 38 (1.59%) MySQL
14 29 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
15 27 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
15 27 (1.13%) Informix
16 21 (0.88%) QualityStage
16 21 (0.88%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 82 (3.44%) JIRA
2 69 (2.89%) Subversion
3 68 (2.85%) Ant
3 68 (2.85%) Jenkins
4 55 (2.30%) Eclipse
5 44 (1.84%) Maven
6 41 (1.72%) JUnit
7 39 (1.63%) SoapUI
8 37 (1.55%) Visual Studio
9 33 (1.38%) Git (software)
10 32 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 32 (1.34%) ClearCase
11 29 (1.21%) LoadRunner
12 26 (1.09%) ERwin
13 25 (1.05%) Lombardi
14 24 (1.01%) Selenium
15 23 (0.96%) HP UFT
16 22 (0.92%) ClearQuest
17 20 (0.84%) Introscope
18 14 (0.59%) TeamCity
General
1 613 (25.68%) Finance
2 278 (11.65%) Banking
3 142 (5.95%) Retail
4 70 (2.93%) Investment Banking
5 67 (2.81%) Manufacturing
6 61 (2.56%) Marketing
7 56 (2.35%) Telecoms
8 42 (1.76%) Financial Institution
9 30 (1.26%) Back Office
10 22 (0.92%) Billing
11 17 (0.71%) Retail Banking
12 16 (0.67%) Automotive
13 14 (0.59%) German Language
14 13 (0.54%) Legal
14 13 (0.54%) Electronics
15 11 (0.46%) Law
15 11 (0.46%) Games
16 9 (0.38%) Spanish Language
17 8 (0.34%) Front Office
18 7 (0.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 452 (18.94%) Developer
2 402 (16.84%) Architect
3 303 (12.69%) Analyst
4 230 (9.64%) Consultant
5 129 (5.40%) Solutions Architect
5 129 (5.40%) Administrator
6 110 (4.61%) Java Developer
7 103 (4.32%) Project Manager
8 72 (3.02%) Business Analyst
9 67 (2.81%) Infrastructure Architect
10 61 (2.56%) Support Analyst
10 61 (2.56%) Designer
11 53 (2.22%) Systems Administrator
12 50 (2.09%) Data Architect
13 49 (2.05%) Programmer
14 47 (1.97%) Senior Developer
15 42 (1.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 41 (1.72%) Test Analyst
17 40 (1.68%) Integration Architect
18 39 (1.63%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (10.93%) Middleware
2 234 (9.80%) XML
3 186 (7.79%) .NET
4 184 (7.71%) WebSphere MQ
5 178 (7.46%) J2EE
6 169 (7.08%) Web Services
7 152 (6.37%) HTML
8 143 (5.99%) SOAP
9 121 (5.07%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 103 (4.32%) CSS
11 76 (3.18%) Ajax
12 72 (3.02%) REST
13 70 (2.93%) Spring
14 69 (2.89%) JMS
15 61 (2.56%) JSP
16 58 (2.43%) ASP.NET
16 58 (2.43%) Java EE
17 57 (2.39%) Servlets
17 57 (2.39%) XSLT
18 55 (2.30%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 208 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
2 160 (6.70%) DataPower
3 157 (6.58%) Mainframe
4 145 (6.07%) Data Centre
5 76 (3.18%) IBM Mainframe
6 70 (2.93%) Clustering
7 59 (2.47%) Data Integration
8 58 (2.43%) Management Information System
9 52 (2.18%) Replication
10 44 (1.84%) iSeries
11 36 (1.51%) PKI
12 35 (1.47%) Data Extraction
13 34 (1.42%) EMC VMAX
14 30 (1.26%) EMC VNX
15 28 (1.17%) User Experience
16 27 (1.13%) Derivative
17 26 (1.09%) AS400
18 24 (1.01%) Computer Science
18 24 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
19 23 (0.96%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 492 (20.61%) Linux
2 458 (19.19%) Windows
3 441 (18.48%) UNIX
4 248 (10.39%) AIX
5 181 (7.58%) Solaris
6 139 (5.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 75 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 68 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 60 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 50 (2.09%) zOS
11 30 (1.26%) HPUX
12 27 (1.13%) Data ONTAP
13 18 (0.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 18 (0.75%) SUSE
14 17 (0.71%) Windows 7
15 8 (0.34%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.34%) Android
15 8 (0.34%) VMS
16 7 (0.29%) Windows XP
17 6 (0.25%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (8.34%) ITIL
3 194 (8.13%) Migration
4 173 (7.25%) SOA
5 170 (7.12%) Project Management
6 150 (6.28%) Business Intelligence
7 148 (6.20%) Data Modelling
8 137 (5.74%) E-Commerce
9 128 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 123 (5.15%) ETL
11 115 (4.82%) Scrum
11 115 (4.82%) Change Management
12 112 (4.69%) SDLC
13 105 (4.40%) Configuration Management
14 80 (3.35%) TDD
14 80 (3.35%) Analytics
15 79 (3.31%) Data Management
16 78 (3.27%) PRINCE2
16 78 (3.27%) Enterprise Architecture
16 78 (3.27%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 484 (20.28%) Java
2 428 (17.93%) SQL
3 171 (7.16%) JavaScript
4 122 (5.11%) Shell Script
5 103 (4.32%) Perl
6 87 (3.64%) C#
7 72 (3.02%) Python
8 58 (2.43%) Bash Shell
9 56 (2.35%) PowerShell
10 51 (2.14%) VB
11 46 (1.93%) JCL
12 45 (1.89%) C
13 42 (1.76%) Korn
14 41 (1.72%) PL/SQL
15 34 (1.42%) C++
16 33 (1.38%) REXX
17 31 (1.30%) COBOL
18 29 (1.21%) XPath
19 28 (1.17%) VB6
20 24 (1.01%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 145 (6.07%) Security Cleared
2 121 (5.07%) Degree
3 105 (4.40%) SC Cleared
4 36 (1.51%) ISEB
5 35 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (1.34%) PMI Certification
6 32 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (1.13%) CCNP
8 26 (1.09%) IBM Certification
9 24 (1.01%) CISSP
10 23 (0.96%) MCSE
11 20 (0.84%) PMP
12 15 (0.63%) MCSA
13 14 (0.59%) DV Cleared
14 13 (0.54%) ISTQB
14 13 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
16 11 (0.46%) CCNA
16 11 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 9 (0.38%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (3.44%) QA
2 50 (2.09%) SLA
3 36 (1.51%) Data Quality
4 18 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.42%) Solvency II
7 9 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.34%) FATCA
9 7 (0.29%) EMIR
9 7 (0.29%) COBIT
10 6 (0.25%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.13%) IEC 61508
12 2 (0.084%) COSO
12 2 (0.084%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.084%) COREP
12 2 (0.084%) FINREP
12 2 (0.084%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.042%) GAAP
System Software
1 198 (8.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 133 (5.57%) Active Directory
3 92 (3.85%) vSphere
4 66 (2.76%) Hyper-V
5 51 (2.14%) NFS
6 43 (1.80%) XenApp
7 40 (1.68%) VMware ESX
8 35 (1.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 32 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
10 26 (1.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 26 (1.09%) Time Sharing Option
11 23 (0.96%) RACF
11 23 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
12 22 (0.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 21 (0.88%) XenDesktop
14 20 (0.84%) KVM
15 18 (0.75%) SRDF
16 17 (0.71%) GPFS
17 15 (0.63%) Oracle Clusterware
17 15 (0.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 155 (6.49%) Tivoli
2 79 (3.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 71 (2.97%) Puppet
4 40 (1.68%) NetBackup
5 37 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (1.17%) SCCM
6 28 (1.17%) Netcool
7 25 (1.05%) EMC VPLEX
8 23 (0.96%) Control-M
9 21 (0.88%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 21 (0.88%) CA Single Sign-On
10 19 (0.80%) Nagios
10 19 (0.80%) BladeLogic
11 18 (0.75%) SCOM
12 16 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
12 16 (0.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 15 (0.63%) CiscoWorks
13 15 (0.63%) Ansible
13 15 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
14 14 (0.59%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 570 (23.88%) Oracle
2 317 (13.28%) Microsoft
3 294 (12.32%) VMware
4 281 (11.77%) HP
5 172 (7.21%) Cisco
6 143 (5.99%) Red Hat
7 137 (5.74%) SAP
8 136 (5.70%) EMC
9 124 (5.19%) Cognos
10 123 (5.15%) NetApp
11 122 (5.11%) Citrix
12 103 (4.32%) CA
12 103 (4.32%) TIBCO
13 70 (2.93%) Veritas
13 70 (2.93%) Dell
14 59 (2.47%) Symantec
15 56 (2.35%) BMC
15 56 (2.35%) Brocade
16 55 (2.30%) Sun
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