The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the England region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 96 82 85
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs citing IBM 1046 925 1161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.04% 2.15% 2.08%
As % of the Vendors category 4.45% 4.60% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 467 592
Average daily rate £425 £409 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.97% -3.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 30 31
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -7.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.93 £40.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +25.00%
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23526 20102 25414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.83% 46.65% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13507 11052 13355
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1049 1107 1255
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
IBM
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -6 482 £450 +5.26% 122
South East -5 190 £425 +6.25% 22
East of England +25 99 £425 +41.66% 13
North West -24 59 £400 +12.67% 33
West Midlands +4 57 £425 +6.25% 5
Yorkshire 0 48 £400 - 10
East Midlands -18 36 £375 +38.88% 3
South West -29 35 £450 -7.69% 13
North East -21 24 £288 +6.48% 2
Midlands -5 5 £400 -7.24%
South Coast - - - -
IBM
UK

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 557 (28.58%) Oracle
2 543 (27.86%) Finance
3 462 (23.70%) WebSphere
4 439 (22.52%) Windows
5 424 (21.75%) UNIX
6 392 (20.11%) SQL
7 380 (19.50%) Linux
8 337 (17.29%) Java
9 277 (14.21%) Microsoft
10 273 (14.01%) DB2
11 268 (13.75%) AIX
12 246 (12.62%) HP
13 234 (12.01%) Solaris
14 222 (11.39%) Banking
15 217 (11.13%) Retail
16 216 (11.08%) VMware
17 207 (10.62%) ITIL
18 198 (10.16%) SAN
19 188 (9.65%) Middleware
20 184 (9.44%) Tivoli
21 181 (9.29%) Mainframe
22 170 (8.72%) Project Management
22 170 (8.72%) Migration
23 164 (8.41%) XML
24 162 (8.31%) Data Warehouse
25 160 (8.21%) E-Commerce
26 151 (7.75%) SAP
27 149 (7.64%) Oracle Database
28 139 (7.13%) Agile Software Development
29 137 (7.03%) SQL Server

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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
1 462 (23.70%) WebSphere
2 135 (6.93%) WebSphere Application Server
3 84 (4.31%) IIS
4 77 (3.95%) Tomcat
5 68 (3.49%) CICS
6 67 (3.44%) WebLogic
7 62 (3.18%) Apache
8 56 (2.87%) MS Exchange
9 48 (2.46%) SharePoint
10 47 (2.41%) MQSeries
11 41 (2.10%) IBM HTTP Server
12 35 (1.80%) FileNet
13 33 (1.69%) IBM Notes
14 25 (1.28%) Oracle Coherence
15 23 (1.18%) WebSphere Portal
15 23 (1.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 18 (0.92%) SAS
17 17 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
18 16 (0.82%) TIBCO EMS
18 16 (0.82%) Lync
Applications
1 112 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 83 (4.26%) MS Office
3 37 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (0.82%) MS Project
6 10 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.31%) SPSS
8 5 (0.26%) RoboHelp
8 5 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.051%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.051%) Stata
9 1 (0.051%) Maya
9 1 (0.051%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 51 (2.62%) Cognos TM1
2 30 (1.54%) Maximo
3 27 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
4 22 (1.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 20 (1.03%) Tridion
6 15 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
7 9 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
8 8 (0.41%) RMDS
8 8 (0.41%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.36%) Magento
9 7 (0.36%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
10 5 (0.26%) SAP HR
10 5 (0.26%) Agresso
10 5 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
10 5 (0.26%) SAP FI
11 4 (0.21%) Cognos Planning
11 4 (0.21%) Cognos Controller
11 4 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.77%) SaaS
2 12 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.56%) IBM SmartCloud
4 10 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.41%) PaaS
6 6 (0.31%) GitHub
6 6 (0.31%) IaaS
7 4 (0.21%) Office 365
8 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.051%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 198 (10.16%) SAN
2 106 (5.44%) Firewall
3 83 (4.26%) HTTP
4 76 (3.90%) LAN
5 70 (3.59%) TCP/IP
6 66 (3.39%) Internet
7 64 (3.28%) WAN
8 62 (3.18%) DNS
9 47 (2.41%) FTP
10 45 (2.31%) LDAP
11 40 (2.05%) SSL
12 38 (1.95%) NAS
13 37 (1.90%) DHCP
14 31 (1.59%) VPN
15 28 (1.44%) Network Security
16 24 (1.23%) Intranet
17 20 (1.03%) Connectrix
17 20 (1.03%) Fibre Channel
18 17 (0.87%) VLAN
19 15 (0.77%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (14.01%) DB2
2 162 (8.31%) Data Warehouse
3 149 (7.64%) Oracle Database
4 137 (7.03%) SQL Server
5 97 (4.98%) Relational Database
6 77 (3.95%) DataStage
7 48 (2.46%) RDBMS
8 46 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
9 34 (1.74%) IBM InfoSphere
10 31 (1.59%) Big Data
11 30 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
11 30 (1.54%) Oracle ODI
12 29 (1.49%) MySQL
13 23 (1.18%) Hadoop
14 21 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
15 16 (0.82%) QlikView
16 14 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 14 (0.72%) SAP BW
17 13 (0.67%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 59 (3.03%) Eclipse
2 51 (2.62%) Ant
3 43 (2.21%) Subversion
4 35 (1.80%) JIRA
5 33 (1.69%) ClearQuest
6 31 (1.59%) JUnit
7 24 (1.23%) ClearCase
8 23 (1.18%) Jenkins
9 21 (1.08%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 20 (1.03%) Log4j
11 18 (0.92%) Selenium
12 16 (0.82%) Maven
13 15 (0.77%) Talend Open Studio
13 15 (0.77%) Visual Studio
13 15 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
14 14 (0.72%) ERwin
14 14 (0.72%) QuickTest Pro
14 14 (0.72%) LoadRunner
14 14 (0.72%) SoapUI
14 14 (0.72%) Git (software)
General
1 543 (27.86%) Finance
2 222 (11.39%) Banking
3 217 (11.13%) Retail
4 86 (4.41%) Telecoms
5 77 (3.95%) Manufacturing
6 63 (3.23%) Investment Banking
7 34 (1.74%) Financial Institution
8 27 (1.39%) Legal
9 26 (1.33%) Advertising
10 20 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
11 19 (0.97%) Marketing
12 15 (0.77%) Publishing
13 14 (0.72%) Back Office
14 9 (0.46%) French Language
15 8 (0.41%) Billing
16 6 (0.31%) Dutch Language
17 5 (0.26%) Wholesale Banking
17 5 (0.26%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.26%) German Language
18 4 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 318 (16.32%) Architect
2 264 (13.55%) Analyst
3 262 (13.44%) Developer
4 195 (10.01%) Consultant
5 155 (7.95%) Administrator
6 140 (7.18%) Project Manager
7 97 (4.98%) Solutions Architect
8 63 (3.23%) Java Developer
8 63 (3.23%) Business Analyst
9 56 (2.87%) Infrastructure Architect
10 52 (2.67%) Programmer
11 49 (2.51%) Tester
12 46 (2.36%) Technical Architect
13 45 (2.31%) Test Analyst
14 43 (2.21%) Designer
15 41 (2.10%) Systems Programmer
16 38 (1.95%) Systems Administrator
17 35 (1.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 32 (1.64%) DBA
19 31 (1.59%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (9.65%) Middleware
2 164 (8.41%) XML
3 136 (6.98%) J2EE
4 116 (5.95%) Web Services
5 102 (5.23%) WebSphere MQ
6 101 (5.18%) HTML
7 86 (4.41%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 77 (3.95%) .NET
9 61 (3.13%) XSLT
10 58 (2.98%) JMS
11 57 (2.92%) SOAP
12 39 (2.00%) JDBC
13 38 (1.95%) Spring
13 38 (1.95%) CSS
14 36 (1.85%) JSP
15 35 (1.80%) Ajax
16 32 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
17 31 (1.59%) Servlets
18 29 (1.49%) Struts
19 27 (1.39%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 181 (9.29%) Mainframe
2 77 (3.95%) IBM Mainframe
3 56 (2.87%) Clustering
3 56 (2.87%) iSeries
4 51 (2.62%) Replication
5 43 (2.21%) DataPower
5 43 (2.21%) Management Information System
6 41 (2.10%) AS400
7 34 (1.74%) SWIFT
8 27 (1.39%) CLARiiON
8 27 (1.39%) HACMP
9 25 (1.28%) Web 2.0
10 22 (1.13%) Mobile App
10 22 (1.13%) Open Source
11 19 (0.97%) EMC Centera
12 17 (0.87%) Data Integration
12 17 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
12 17 (0.87%) Client/Server
13 15 (0.77%) Fat Client
13 15 (0.77%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 439 (22.52%) Windows
2 424 (21.75%) UNIX
3 380 (19.50%) Linux
4 268 (13.75%) AIX
5 234 (12.01%) Solaris
6 114 (5.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 100 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 99 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 85 (4.36%) zOS
10 49 (2.51%) SUSE
11 34 (1.74%) Windows XP
12 32 (1.64%) HPUX
13 30 (1.54%) Windows 7
14 24 (1.23%) Apple iOS
15 22 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (0.67%) Android
17 12 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
18 11 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
18 11 (0.56%) MVS
19 8 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (10.62%) ITIL
2 170 (8.72%) Project Management
2 170 (8.72%) Migration
3 160 (8.21%) E-Commerce
4 139 (7.13%) Agile Software Development
5 118 (6.05%) SOA
5 118 (6.05%) ETL
6 116 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
7 103 (5.28%) Data Modelling
8 91 (4.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 80 (4.10%) UML
10 78 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
11 75 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
12 74 (3.80%) Change Management
13 66 (3.39%) Service Delivery
14 65 (3.34%) Waterfall
15 64 (3.28%) PRINCE2
15 64 (3.28%) Scrum
16 62 (3.18%) TOGAF
17 57 (2.92%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 392 (20.11%) SQL
2 337 (17.29%) Java
3 124 (6.36%) Shell Script
4 90 (4.62%) JavaScript
5 87 (4.46%) Perl
6 64 (3.28%) Bash Shell
7 55 (2.82%) PL/SQL
7 55 (2.82%) Korn
8 41 (2.10%) C
8 41 (2.10%) COBOL
9 37 (1.90%) XPath
10 33 (1.69%) JCL
11 29 (1.49%) PowerShell
12 26 (1.33%) C++
13 24 (1.23%) REXX
14 20 (1.03%) Python
14 20 (1.03%) C#
15 18 (0.92%) RPG
16 16 (0.82%) Jython
16 16 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 100 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 89 (4.57%) Degree
3 62 (3.18%) SC Cleared
4 43 (2.21%) ISEB
5 30 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
7 27 (1.39%) MCSE
8 22 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (0.92%) ISTQB
10 17 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
11 16 (0.82%) IBM Certification
12 14 (0.72%) CCNA
13 13 (0.67%) DV Cleared
13 13 (0.67%) CCNP
13 13 (0.67%) MCITP
14 12 (0.62%) CISSP
14 12 (0.62%) MCSA
15 11 (0.56%) PMI Certification
15 11 (0.56%) RHCE
15 11 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.44%) QA
2 50 (2.57%) SLA
3 14 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.51%) RosettaNet
7 6 (0.31%) ISO 8583
8 5 (0.26%) TickIT
8 5 (0.26%) GAAP
9 2 (0.10%) Basel III
10 1 (0.051%) Dublin Core
10 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.051%) GxP
10 1 (0.051%) COBIT
System Software
1 136 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 108 (5.54%) Active Directory
3 59 (3.03%) VMware ESX
4 52 (2.67%) vSphere
5 44 (2.26%) Hyper-V
6 43 (2.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 32 (1.64%) XenApp
7 32 (1.64%) SRDF
8 31 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
9 24 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (1.18%) NFS
11 17 (0.87%) Xen
12 16 (0.82%) XenDesktop
13 15 (0.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 14 (0.72%) PowerHA
15 12 (0.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 9 (0.46%) KVM
17 8 (0.41%) RACF
18 7 (0.36%) Tivoli Directory Server
18 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 184 (9.44%) Tivoli
2 90 (4.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 52 (2.67%) NetBackup
4 23 (1.18%) SCCM
4 23 (1.18%) BladeLogic
5 21 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
6 18 (0.92%) EMC TimeFinder
7 17 (0.87%) Data Guard
8 16 (0.82%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 15 (0.77%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 14 (0.72%) SCOM
11 13 (0.67%) Control-M
11 13 (0.67%) Backup Exec
12 11 (0.56%) HP SIM
12 11 (0.56%) EMC Navisphere
13 10 (0.51%) Netcool
13 10 (0.51%) Puppet
14 9 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 9 (0.46%) Netcool/OMNIbus
15 8 (0.41%) Netcool/Webtop
Vendors
1 557 (28.58%) Oracle
2 277 (14.21%) Microsoft
3 246 (12.62%) HP
4 216 (11.08%) VMware
5 151 (7.75%) SAP
6 137 (7.03%) NetApp
7 135 (6.93%) Red Hat
8 127 (6.52%) Cisco
9 121 (6.21%) EMC
10 113 (5.80%) Cognos
11 94 (4.82%) Citrix
12 58 (2.98%) Sun
13 55 (2.82%) BMC
14 51 (2.62%) TIBCO
15 49 (2.51%) Dell
16 47 (2.41%) Ab Initio
17 42 (2.15%) JBoss
18 40 (2.05%) ATG
18 40 (2.05%) Siebel
19 38 (1.95%) Informatica
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