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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 97 89 83
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing IBM 995 1004 932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.09% 2.16% 2.29%
As % of the Vendors category 4.57% 4.73% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 540 436
Average daily rate
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£435 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £287 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 33
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.25% +112.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -21.56%
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
21752 21223 18790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.60% 45.61% 46.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12681 11868 10146
Average daily rate £400 £390 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 927 1162
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +9 464 £450 +5.26% 119
South East -39 159 £394 -7.35% 38
North West +7 98 £406 +26.95% 25
West Midlands +18 70 £450 +7.14% 24
South West -18 46 £410 -2.08% 20
Yorkshire +1 44 £403 +11.03% 11
East of England -35 40 £423 -0.58% 13
East Midlands -3 28 £308 -18.00% 11
North East +6 17 £300 +9.58% 3
Midlands +9 10 - -
IBM
UK

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 554 (26.93%) WebSphere
2 515 (25.04%) Finance
3 453 (22.02%) Oracle
4 431 (20.95%) Linux
5 424 (20.61%) Windows
6 387 (18.81%) SQL
7 354 (17.21%) Java
8 335 (16.29%) UNIX
9 312 (15.17%) Microsoft
10 274 (13.32%) Banking
11 263 (12.79%) VMware
12 252 (12.25%) ITIL
13 240 (11.67%) HP
14 229 (11.13%) Agile Software Development
15 226 (10.99%) DB2
16 212 (10.31%) SQL Server
17 211 (10.26%) SAN
18 209 (10.16%) Middleware
19 205 (9.97%) AIX
20 175 (8.51%) WebSphere MQ
21 174 (8.46%) XML
22 160 (7.78%) Cognos
22 160 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
23 159 (7.73%) VMware Infrastructure
24 157 (7.63%) Solaris
25 152 (7.39%) Mainframe
26 151 (7.34%) Project Management
26 151 (7.34%) SAP
26 151 (7.34%) Web Services
27 147 (7.15%) EMC

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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
1 554 (26.93%) WebSphere
2 138 (6.71%) WebSphere Application Server
3 96 (4.67%) IIS
4 90 (4.38%) SharePoint
5 88 (4.28%) Apache
6 72 (3.50%) Tomcat
7 69 (3.35%) WebLogic
8 68 (3.31%) IBM HTTP Server
9 56 (2.72%) CICS
10 48 (2.33%) JBoss
11 45 (2.19%) MS Exchange
12 38 (1.85%) TIBCO EMS
13 36 (1.75%) MQSeries
14 34 (1.65%) IBM Notes
15 30 (1.46%) Lotus Domino
15 30 (1.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 30 (1.46%) WebSphere Process Server
16 28 (1.36%) FileNet
17 24 (1.17%) OpenStack
18 21 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 113 (5.49%) MS Excel
2 68 (3.31%) MS Office
3 35 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 31 (1.51%) MS Project
5 25 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (0.78%) SPSS
7 6 (0.29%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.19%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.097%) FastStats
9 2 (0.097%) Simulink
10 1 (0.049%) Weka
10 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 55 (2.67%) Cognos TM1
2 32 (1.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 27 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
4 19 (0.92%) Maximo
5 8 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
6 7 (0.34%) SunGard GMI
6 7 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.24%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.19%) Misys Midas
9 4 (0.19%) Summit
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.19%) TRIRIGA
10 3 (0.15%) Cognos Planning
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle HRMS
10 3 (0.15%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.15%) Loan IQ
10 3 (0.15%) VisionPLUS
10 3 (0.15%) Unica Affinium
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.07%) IBM Blueworks
2 15 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.63%) SaaS
4 12 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.44%) IBM SmartCloud
6 7 (0.34%) OpenShift
6 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.34%) PaaS
7 6 (0.29%) IaaS
8 5 (0.24%) Office 365
9 3 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.15%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.097%) CheetahMail
10 2 (0.097%) Pure360
10 2 (0.097%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.049%) GitHub
11 1 (0.049%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 211 (10.26%) SAN
2 103 (5.01%) HTTP
3 96 (4.67%) Firewall
4 88 (4.28%) TCP/IP
5 77 (3.74%) DNS
6 69 (3.35%) WAN
7 60 (2.92%) SSL
8 54 (2.63%) NAS
9 53 (2.58%) LAN
10 50 (2.43%) Internet
11 43 (2.09%) LDAP
12 38 (1.85%) VPN
12 38 (1.85%) NetScaler
13 35 (1.70%) Fibre Channel
14 33 (1.60%) FTP
15 30 (1.46%) Cisco Nexus
16 26 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
17 24 (1.17%) Network Security
17 24 (1.17%) VLAN
17 24 (1.17%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (10.99%) DB2
2 212 (10.31%) SQL Server
3 121 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 119 (5.79%) Data Warehouse
5 93 (4.52%) DataStage
6 76 (3.69%) Oracle Database
6 76 (3.69%) IBM InfoSphere
7 48 (2.33%) RDBMS
8 33 (1.60%) MySQL
8 33 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 25 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (0.97%) Hadoop
11 20 (0.97%) Big Data
11 20 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
11 20 (0.97%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 19 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
13 18 (0.88%) Oracle Exadata
13 18 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
13 18 (0.88%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 51 (2.48%) Eclipse
2 47 (2.28%) Ant
3 46 (2.24%) JIRA
4 39 (1.90%) Jenkins
5 35 (1.70%) SoapUI
6 33 (1.60%) Subversion
7 31 (1.51%) Maven
8 27 (1.31%) Introscope
9 20 (0.97%) ERwin
9 20 (0.97%) MSI
9 20 (0.97%) ClearCase
10 19 (0.92%) TeamCity
11 17 (0.83%) JUnit
11 17 (0.83%) NUnit
12 16 (0.78%) Visual Studio
13 14 (0.68%) RequisitePro
13 14 (0.68%) ClearQuest
14 12 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
15 11 (0.53%) Talend Open Studio
16 10 (0.49%) Git (software)
General
1 515 (25.04%) Finance
2 274 (13.32%) Banking
3 119 (5.79%) Retail
4 82 (3.99%) Investment Banking
5 70 (3.40%) Telecoms
6 63 (3.06%) Manufacturing
7 50 (2.43%) Marketing
8 31 (1.51%) Financial Institution
9 23 (1.12%) Legal
10 21 (1.02%) Back Office
11 19 (0.92%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.44%) Front Office
12 9 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.44%) Billing
12 9 (0.44%) Law
13 8 (0.39%) Automotive
13 8 (0.39%) Advertising
14 7 (0.34%) Electronics
14 7 (0.34%) Military
15 6 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 345 (16.77%) Architect
2 344 (16.72%) Developer
3 285 (13.86%) Analyst
4 189 (9.19%) Consultant
5 171 (8.31%) Administrator
6 88 (4.28%) Solutions Architect
7 82 (3.99%) Project Manager
8 73 (3.55%) Business Analyst
9 71 (3.45%) Technical Architect
10 67 (3.26%) Java Developer
11 61 (2.97%) Support Analyst
12 49 (2.38%) Infrastructure Architect
13 48 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 47 (2.28%) Data Architect
15 42 (2.04%) Systems Administrator
16 40 (1.94%) Systems Engineer
17 37 (1.80%) Programmer
18 36 (1.75%) WebSphere Developer
18 36 (1.75%) Designer
19 31 (1.51%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (10.16%) Middleware
2 175 (8.51%) WebSphere MQ
3 174 (8.46%) XML
4 151 (7.34%) Web Services
5 130 (6.32%) .NET
6 115 (5.59%) J2EE
7 108 (5.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 97 (4.72%) HTML
9 80 (3.89%) SOAP
10 75 (3.65%) CSS
11 54 (2.63%) JDBC
12 53 (2.58%) JSP
13 45 (2.19%) Spring
14 44 (2.14%) Ajax
14 44 (2.14%) REST
15 41 (1.99%) JMS
16 40 (1.94%) HTML5
17 35 (1.70%) WSDL
18 30 (1.46%) XSD
19 27 (1.31%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 160 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 152 (7.39%) Mainframe
3 104 (5.06%) IBM Mainframe
4 79 (3.84%) Clustering
5 77 (3.74%) Replication
6 71 (3.45%) iSeries
7 69 (3.35%) DataPower
8 58 (2.82%) Management Information System
9 42 (2.04%) AS400
10 28 (1.36%) Computer Science
11 27 (1.31%) Open Source
11 27 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 23 (1.12%) HACMP
13 22 (1.07%) Data Integration
14 21 (1.02%) IBM XIV
15 20 (0.97%) VSAM
16 19 (0.92%) Blackberry
17 17 (0.83%) Derivative
18 15 (0.73%) Client/Server
18 15 (0.73%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 431 (20.95%) Linux
2 424 (20.61%) Windows
3 335 (16.29%) UNIX
4 205 (9.97%) AIX
5 157 (7.63%) Solaris
6 102 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 88 (4.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 72 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 55 (2.67%) zOS
10 54 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 36 (1.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 33 (1.60%) HPUX
13 31 (1.51%) SUSE
14 30 (1.46%) Oracle Linux
15 27 (1.31%) Windows 7
16 23 (1.12%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.53%) Apple iOS
17 11 (0.53%) Android
18 10 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
19 8 (0.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (12.25%) ITIL
2 229 (11.13%) Agile Software Development
3 151 (7.34%) Project Management
4 143 (6.95%) Migration
5 131 (6.37%) SOA
6 130 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
7 116 (5.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 112 (5.44%) ETL
9 110 (5.35%) Data Modelling
10 84 (4.08%) E-Commerce
11 77 (3.74%) Performance Tuning
12 76 (3.69%) TOGAF
13 72 (3.50%) Change Management
14 68 (3.31%) Scrum
15 65 (3.16%) OO
15 65 (3.16%) Configuration Management
16 62 (3.01%) UML
17 59 (2.87%) User Acceptance Testing
18 57 (2.77%) Disaster Recovery
18 57 (2.77%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 387 (18.81%) SQL
2 354 (17.21%) Java
3 108 (5.25%) JavaScript
4 106 (5.15%) Perl
5 82 (3.99%) Shell Script
6 68 (3.31%) C#
7 61 (2.97%) Python
8 60 (2.92%) COBOL
9 54 (2.63%) C
9 54 (2.63%) PowerShell
9 54 (2.63%) Bash Shell
10 50 (2.43%) PL/SQL
11 40 (1.94%) JCL
11 40 (1.94%) Korn
12 33 (1.60%) Jython
12 33 (1.60%) VBScript
13 23 (1.12%) RPG
14 21 (1.02%) VB
15 20 (0.97%) C++
15 20 (0.97%) REXX
Qualifications
1 137 (6.66%) Security Cleared
2 104 (5.06%) SC Cleared
3 96 (4.67%) Degree
4 44 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (1.56%) IBM Certification
6 29 (1.41%) VCP4
7 26 (1.26%) MCSE
8 24 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (1.12%) DV Cleared
9 23 (1.12%) MCITP
10 22 (1.07%) ISEB
11 17 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (0.68%) CCNP
14 13 (0.63%) CCNA
14 13 (0.63%) ISTQB
15 12 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 10 (0.49%) MCSA
17 9 (0.44%) RHCE
17 9 (0.44%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (3.84%) QA
2 28 (1.36%) SLA
3 20 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.44%) Solvency II
7 8 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.34%) COBIT
9 4 (0.19%) GAAP
10 3 (0.15%) FATCA
11 2 (0.097%) EMIR
11 2 (0.097%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.097%) GMP
12 1 (0.049%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 159 (7.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 114 (5.54%) Active Directory
3 72 (3.50%) vSphere
4 53 (2.58%) VMware ESX
5 39 (1.90%) Hyper-V
6 37 (1.80%) XenApp
7 34 (1.65%) Oracle RAC
8 32 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 30 (1.46%) RACF
10 26 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
11 24 (1.17%) NFS
12 23 (1.12%) Firmware
13 22 (1.07%) XenDesktop
14 21 (1.02%) PowerHA
15 14 (0.68%) XenServer
16 13 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 13 (0.63%) KVM
17 12 (0.58%) ACF2
17 12 (0.58%) FreeRADIUS
17 12 (0.58%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 142 (6.90%) Tivoli
2 73 (3.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 60 (2.92%) SCCM
4 50 (2.43%) Puppet
5 48 (2.33%) SCOM
6 41 (1.99%) Netcool
7 39 (1.90%) NetBackup
8 29 (1.41%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 23 (1.12%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 23 (1.12%) HP SIM
10 18 (0.88%) Backup Exec
11 17 (0.83%) Control-M
12 15 (0.73%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 15 (0.73%) SCVMM
12 15 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
12 15 (0.73%) EdgeSight
13 14 (0.68%) Red Hat Satellite
13 14 (0.68%) CA Endevor
14 12 (0.58%) SELinux
15 11 (0.53%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 453 (22.02%) Oracle
2 312 (15.17%) Microsoft
3 263 (12.79%) VMware
4 240 (11.67%) HP
5 160 (7.78%) Cognos
6 151 (7.34%) SAP
7 147 (7.15%) EMC
8 143 (6.95%) Cisco
9 119 (5.79%) Red Hat
10 103 (5.01%) Citrix
11 91 (4.42%) NetApp
12 75 (3.65%) CA
13 72 (3.50%) TIBCO
14 64 (3.11%) Dell
15 55 (2.67%) webMethods
15 55 (2.67%) Veritas
16 52 (2.53%) Sun
17 51 (2.48%) Lotus
18 46 (2.24%) Symantec
19 45 (2.19%) Remedy
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £342.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hertfordshire
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day £350-450 per day+
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Salary: Market Rates + (Benefits)
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
BrightPool
Rate: From £500 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day £350-450 per day+
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Network Compucare Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £565 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £370 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Sanderson
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375.00 - £390 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago