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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 84 110 94
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -16
Contract jobs citing IBM 1145 916 888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.36% 1.90% 2.08%
As % of the Vendors category 5.23% 4.23% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 514 453
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 30
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £10.00 £19.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.96 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -
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
21883 21671 19851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.17% 45.00% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13006 12550 10925
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 999 1000 1130
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £10.89 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +32 528 £450 +0.05% 82
South East -11 166 £425 +13.33% 44
West Midlands +21 89 £400 -11.11% 19
North West +20 84 £427 +1.66% 25
East of England +21 80 £370 -12.94% 6
Yorkshire -3 61 £375 -6.25% 10
South West +27 42 £440 -6.18% 19
East Midlands 0 36 £425 +13.33% 10
North East -4 28 £288 +1.95% 2
Midlands +5 6 £510 - 2
IBM
UK

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 577 (26.77%) Finance
1 577 (26.77%) WebSphere
2 525 (24.36%) Oracle
3 445 (20.65%) Windows
4 435 (20.19%) Linux
5 433 (20.09%) Java
6 412 (19.12%) UNIX
7 388 (18.00%) SQL
8 299 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
9 288 (13.36%) Microsoft
10 274 (12.71%) VMware
11 269 (12.48%) Banking
12 263 (12.20%) HP
13 234 (10.86%) SAN
14 227 (10.53%) Middleware
15 226 (10.49%) SQL Server
15 226 (10.49%) DB2
16 220 (10.21%) ITIL
17 216 (10.02%) AIX
18 213 (9.88%) XML
19 179 (8.31%) VMware Infrastructure
20 171 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
20 171 (7.94%) Migration
21 170 (7.89%) .NET
22 169 (7.84%) J2EE
23 163 (7.56%) Project Management
24 162 (7.52%) Web Services
25 159 (7.38%) Solaris
26 157 (7.29%) WebSphere MQ
27 154 (7.15%) Cognos

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 577 (26.77%) WebSphere
2 137 (6.36%) WebSphere Application Server
3 101 (4.69%) IIS
4 89 (4.13%) SharePoint
5 85 (3.94%) Apache
6 80 (3.71%) MQSeries
7 78 (3.62%) Tomcat
8 72 (3.34%) WebLogic
9 65 (3.02%) JBoss
10 62 (2.88%) IBM HTTP Server
11 52 (2.41%) FileNet
12 37 (1.72%) CICS
12 37 (1.72%) OpenStack
13 36 (1.67%) SAS
14 31 (1.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 27 (1.25%) MS Exchange
16 25 (1.16%) IBM Notes
17 21 (0.97%) Lotus Domino
18 19 (0.88%) Confluence
19 18 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 106 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 74 (3.43%) MS Office
3 58 (2.69%) MS Visio
4 38 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (1.21%) MS Project
6 6 (0.28%) PowerPivot
7 5 (0.23%) SPSS
8 4 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.093%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.093%) FastStats
11 1 (0.046%) Weka
11 1 (0.046%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 61 (2.83%) Cognos TM1
2 42 (1.95%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 24 (1.11%) Maximo
4 16 (0.74%) Unica
5 14 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
6 11 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
7 10 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.32%) TRIRIGA
8 7 (0.32%) Summit
8 7 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
8 7 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.28%) RMDS
9 6 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.23%) SunGard GMI
10 5 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (0.23%) Tridion
11 4 (0.19%) Loan IQ
11 4 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
12 3 (0.14%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (1.16%) SaaS
3 22 (1.02%) PaaS
4 20 (0.93%) IBM Blueworks
5 8 (0.37%) IBM SmartCloud
6 6 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.28%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.23%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.23%) OpenShift
7 5 (0.23%) IaaS
7 5 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (0.19%) Office 365
9 2 (0.093%) SmartFocus
9 2 (0.093%) Yammer
9 2 (0.093%) CheetahMail
9 2 (0.093%) Pure360
9 2 (0.093%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.046%) GitHub
10 1 (0.046%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 234 (10.86%) SAN
2 129 (5.99%) Firewall
3 106 (4.92%) HTTP
4 103 (4.78%) TCP/IP
5 79 (3.67%) WAN
6 70 (3.25%) DNS
7 67 (3.11%) LAN
8 65 (3.02%) NAS
9 60 (2.78%) SSL
10 51 (2.37%) LDAP
11 47 (2.18%) Internet
12 44 (2.04%) FTP
13 43 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
14 35 (1.62%) MPLS
15 31 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
16 30 (1.39%) NetScaler
17 29 (1.35%) Network Security
18 27 (1.25%) VPN
19 23 (1.07%) DHCP
20 21 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (10.49%) SQL Server
1 226 (10.49%) DB2
2 154 (7.15%) Relational Database
3 114 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
4 112 (5.20%) Oracle Database
5 99 (4.59%) IBM InfoSphere
6 88 (4.08%) DataStage
7 64 (2.97%) RDBMS
8 53 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 53 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 34 (1.58%) Big Data
9 34 (1.58%) MySQL
10 30 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
11 29 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
12 25 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
13 24 (1.11%) Hadoop
14 23 (1.07%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 22 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
16 21 (0.97%) Cognos Report Studio
16 21 (0.97%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 69 (3.20%) JIRA
2 65 (3.02%) Ant
3 59 (2.74%) Eclipse
4 54 (2.51%) Jenkins
5 50 (2.32%) Subversion
6 37 (1.72%) Maven
7 35 (1.62%) SoapUI
8 34 (1.58%) Visual Studio
9 30 (1.39%) Introscope
10 29 (1.35%) JUnit
11 28 (1.30%) ClearCase
12 27 (1.25%) ERwin
13 23 (1.07%) Selenium
13 23 (1.07%) QuickTest Pro
14 20 (0.93%) LoadRunner
14 20 (0.93%) Lombardi
15 19 (0.88%) Git (software)
16 16 (0.74%) TeamCity
17 15 (0.70%) ClearQuest
18 13 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 577 (26.77%) Finance
2 269 (12.48%) Banking
3 122 (5.66%) Retail
4 73 (3.39%) Investment Banking
5 66 (3.06%) Manufacturing
6 63 (2.92%) Telecoms
7 53 (2.46%) Marketing
8 40 (1.86%) Financial Institution
9 28 (1.30%) Back Office
10 17 (0.79%) Legal
11 15 (0.70%) Retail Banking
12 13 (0.60%) Law
13 12 (0.56%) Billing
14 10 (0.46%) Automotive
14 10 (0.46%) German Language
15 9 (0.42%) Electronics
15 9 (0.42%) Games
16 7 (0.32%) Spanish Language
16 7 (0.32%) Advertising
17 5 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 421 (19.54%) Developer
2 361 (16.75%) Architect
3 296 (13.74%) Analyst
4 208 (9.65%) Consultant
5 157 (7.29%) Administrator
6 104 (4.83%) Java Developer
7 91 (4.22%) Solutions Architect
8 83 (3.85%) Project Manager
9 71 (3.29%) Business Analyst
10 62 (2.88%) Support Analyst
11 61 (2.83%) Infrastructure Architect
12 58 (2.69%) Data Architect
13 56 (2.60%) Technical Architect
14 55 (2.55%) Programmer
15 47 (2.18%) Systems Administrator
15 47 (2.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 41 (1.90%) Designer
17 38 (1.76%) Technical Analyst
18 36 (1.67%) Senior Developer
18 36 (1.67%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (10.53%) Middleware
2 213 (9.88%) XML
3 170 (7.89%) .NET
4 169 (7.84%) J2EE
5 162 (7.52%) Web Services
6 157 (7.29%) WebSphere MQ
7 143 (6.64%) HTML
8 120 (5.57%) SOAP
9 116 (5.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 98 (4.55%) CSS
11 70 (3.25%) Ajax
12 67 (3.11%) Spring
13 60 (2.78%) JSP
13 60 (2.78%) JMS
14 54 (2.51%) Servlets
15 52 (2.41%) REST
16 48 (2.23%) HTML5
16 48 (2.23%) WSDL
17 45 (2.09%) XSLT
18 42 (1.95%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 171 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (7.10%) Mainframe
3 135 (6.26%) Data Centre
4 108 (5.01%) DataPower
5 95 (4.41%) IBM Mainframe
6 73 (3.39%) Replication
7 63 (2.92%) Clustering
8 47 (2.18%) Management Information System
9 43 (2.00%) iSeries
10 41 (1.90%) Data Integration
11 30 (1.39%) AS400
11 30 (1.39%) Data Extraction
12 25 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
13 21 (0.97%) IBM XIV
14 20 (0.93%) Derivative
15 19 (0.88%) PKI
16 18 (0.84%) Computer Science
16 18 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
17 17 (0.79%) User Experience
17 17 (0.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 445 (20.65%) Windows
2 435 (20.19%) Linux
3 412 (19.12%) UNIX
4 216 (10.02%) AIX
5 159 (7.38%) Solaris
6 123 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 71 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 64 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 52 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 50 (2.32%) zOS
11 36 (1.67%) HPUX
12 26 (1.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 16 (0.74%) Windows 7
14 14 (0.65%) SUSE
15 11 (0.51%) Apple iOS
15 11 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
16 9 (0.42%) Android
16 9 (0.42%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.37%) NetWare
17 8 (0.37%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (10.21%) ITIL
3 171 (7.94%) Migration
4 163 (7.56%) Project Management
5 150 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
6 147 (6.82%) SOA
7 141 (6.54%) Data Modelling
8 131 (6.08%) E-Commerce
9 114 (5.29%) SDLC
9 114 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 97 (4.50%) Scrum
11 95 (4.41%) ETL
12 85 (3.94%) Change Management
13 81 (3.76%) Configuration Management
13 81 (3.76%) Performance Tuning
14 75 (3.48%) Analytics
15 74 (3.43%) UML
16 72 (3.34%) TDD
17 69 (3.20%) OO
18 68 (3.16%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 433 (20.09%) Java
2 388 (18.00%) SQL
3 151 (7.01%) JavaScript
4 116 (5.38%) Shell Script
5 103 (4.78%) Perl
6 89 (4.13%) C#
7 72 (3.34%) Python
8 58 (2.69%) C
9 47 (2.18%) PowerShell
10 44 (2.04%) Korn
10 44 (2.04%) PL/SQL
10 44 (2.04%) Bash Shell
11 42 (1.95%) VB
12 41 (1.90%) JCL
13 36 (1.67%) COBOL
14 31 (1.44%) C++
15 29 (1.35%) VBScript
16 28 (1.30%) VB6
17 27 (1.25%) REXX
17 27 (1.25%) Jython
Qualifications
1 112 (5.20%) Security Cleared
2 108 (5.01%) Degree
3 86 (3.99%) SC Cleared
4 33 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (1.25%) ISEB
6 26 (1.21%) IBM Certification
7 24 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (0.93%) CCNP
9 19 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (0.88%) MCSE
10 16 (0.74%) PMI Certification
10 16 (0.74%) CISSP
11 15 (0.70%) DV Cleared
12 12 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 11 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (0.46%) MCSA
15 9 (0.42%) NCDA
15 9 (0.42%) NCIE
15 9 (0.42%) ISTQB
16 8 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (4.45%) QA
2 36 (1.67%) SLA
3 28 (1.30%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.74%) Solvency II
5 13 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.42%) FATCA
7 8 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.32%) EMIR
8 7 (0.32%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.28%) COBIT
10 4 (0.19%) GAAP
11 2 (0.093%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.093%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.093%) COREP
11 2 (0.093%) FINREP
System Software
1 179 (8.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 123 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 73 (3.39%) vSphere
4 61 (2.83%) Hyper-V
5 41 (1.90%) XenApp
6 40 (1.86%) VMware ESX
7 34 (1.58%) NFS
8 31 (1.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 28 (1.30%) XenDesktop
10 27 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
11 26 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
12 21 (0.97%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 18 (0.84%) GPFS
14 17 (0.79%) KVM
15 16 (0.74%) XenServer
16 15 (0.70%) RACF
17 14 (0.65%) Oracle Clusterware
18 12 (0.56%) Tivoli Directory Server
19 11 (0.51%) vCloud
19 11 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 135 (6.26%) Tivoli
2 79 (3.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 50 (2.32%) SCCM
3 50 (2.32%) Puppet
4 40 (1.86%) SCOM
5 35 (1.62%) Netcool
6 23 (1.07%) HP SIM
6 23 (1.07%) NetBackup
7 19 (0.88%) CiscoWorks
7 19 (0.88%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 19 (0.88%) CA Single Sign-On
8 17 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (0.74%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 16 (0.74%) SCVMM
10 15 (0.70%) CA LISA
10 15 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
10 15 (0.70%) Control-M
11 12 (0.56%) Red Hat Satellite
11 12 (0.56%) EdgeSight
12 10 (0.46%) OpenView
Vendors
1 525 (24.36%) Oracle
2 288 (13.36%) Microsoft
3 274 (12.71%) VMware
4 263 (12.20%) HP
5 154 (7.15%) Cognos
6 151 (7.01%) Cisco
7 126 (5.85%) SAP
8 119 (5.52%) Citrix
9 116 (5.38%) EMC
10 113 (5.24%) Red Hat
11 107 (4.97%) NetApp
12 100 (4.64%) CA
13 92 (4.27%) TIBCO
14 72 (3.34%) Dell
15 67 (3.11%) Veritas
16 52 (2.41%) Sun
16 52 (2.41%) webMethods
16 52 (2.41%) Remedy
17 47 (2.18%) Symantec
17 47 (2.18%) CheckPoint
Wokingham, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 22 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Xcede
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Head Resourcing Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £40120 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hudson IT
Rate: Day Rate Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ISL
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago