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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 93 85 102
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Contract jobs citing IBM 1236 1190 1013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.41% 2.35% 2.04%
As % of the Vendors category 5.50% 5.19% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 665 562
Average daily rate £425 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £420
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 24
Average hourly rate £24.75 £36.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +58.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.99 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £45.00 £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +75.00%
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
22471 22915 22510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.87% 45.33% 45.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14021 13259 12931
Average daily rate £413 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 713 1002 995
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.58 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -34 481 £450 -0.22% 76
South East +45 266 £434 +2.11% 30
North West +24 151 £400 -11.11% 16
East of England +15 74 £450 +12.50% 9
Yorkshire +23 66 £369 -1.66% 5
South West +16 53 £358 -21.38% 8
North East -6 52 £305 +4.72% 4
West Midlands -42 50 £400 -5.88% 12
East Midlands +4 29 £386 -3.43% 6
Midlands -6 4 £600 +42.85% 1
IBM
UK

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 654 (28.98%) Linux
2 604 (26.76%) Oracle
3 600 (26.58%) WebSphere
4 541 (23.97%) Unix
5 512 (22.68%) Windows
6 507 (22.46%) Finance
7 481 (21.31%) Java
8 458 (20.29%) SQL
9 371 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
10 347 (15.37%) Middleware
11 326 (14.44%) AIX
12 323 (14.31%) Microsoft
13 318 (14.09%) HP
14 270 (11.96%) VMware
15 258 (11.43%) Banking
16 252 (11.17%) DB2
17 241 (10.68%) SQL Server
17 241 (10.68%) XML
18 237 (10.50%) ITIL
19 228 (10.10%) Security Cleared
20 211 (9.35%) Migration
21 200 (8.86%) SOAP
22 199 (8.82%) Red Hat
23 198 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
24 191 (8.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 191 (8.46%) Web Services
25 190 (8.42%) Data Centre
26 188 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
27 186 (8.24%) J2EE
28 181 (8.02%) Solaris

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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
1 600 (26.58%) WebSphere
2 188 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 155 (6.87%) WebLogic
4 135 (5.98%) Apache
5 133 (5.89%) JBoss
6 121 (5.36%) Tomcat
7 79 (3.50%) IIS
8 64 (2.84%) MQSeries
9 63 (2.79%) IBM HTTP Server
10 56 (2.48%) CICS
11 49 (2.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 49 (2.17%) SharePoint
12 44 (1.95%) MS Exchange
13 31 (1.37%) SAS
14 30 (1.33%) IBM Notes
15 25 (1.11%) IBM Domino
16 24 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
17 22 (0.97%) Confluence
18 21 (0.93%) FileNet
19 18 (0.80%) OpenStack
Applications
1 112 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 98 (4.34%) MS Office
3 25 (1.11%) SPSS
4 20 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.66%) MS Project
6 11 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.089%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 49 (2.17%) Maximo
2 33 (1.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 19 (0.84%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 14 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.53%) Unica
6 11 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
6 11 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
7 10 (0.44%) OpenText MBPM
8 9 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
8 9 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
9 8 (0.35%) assyst
10 7 (0.31%) SAP IS-U
11 6 (0.27%) BusinessWare
11 6 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
11 6 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
11 6 (0.27%) SAP ERP
11 6 (0.27%) SAP R/3
12 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 67 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
4 22 (0.97%) PaaS
5 18 (0.80%) Office 365
6 17 (0.75%) IBM PureFlex
7 16 (0.71%) IaaS
8 15 (0.66%) SaaS
9 11 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (0.40%) Mimecast
10 9 (0.40%) OpenShift
10 9 (0.40%) SoftLayer
11 6 (0.27%) IBM SmartCloud
12 5 (0.22%) GitHub
13 4 (0.18%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.18%) Silverpop
14 3 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
15 2 (0.089%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 177 (7.84%) SAN
2 175 (7.75%) Firewall
3 162 (7.18%) HTTP
4 119 (5.27%) SSL
5 102 (4.52%) DNS
6 98 (4.34%) WAN
7 89 (3.94%) LAN
7 89 (3.94%) TCP/IP
8 67 (2.97%) FTP
9 64 (2.84%) VPN
10 58 (2.57%) NAS
11 50 (2.22%) LDAP
12 44 (1.95%) Internet
13 43 (1.91%) Network Security
14 41 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
15 27 (1.20%) HTTPS
15 27 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
15 27 (1.20%) Wireless
16 26 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
16 26 (1.15%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (11.17%) DB2
2 241 (10.68%) SQL Server
3 115 (5.10%) Oracle Database
4 112 (4.96%) DataStage
5 105 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
6 99 (4.39%) IBM InfoSphere
7 79 (3.50%) Relational Database
8 78 (3.46%) MySQL
9 44 (1.95%) Hadoop
10 40 (1.77%) RDBMS
11 39 (1.73%) Big Data
12 34 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
13 29 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
14 28 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 22 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
15 22 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
16 16 (0.71%) GIS
16 16 (0.71%) MongoDB
16 16 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
16 16 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 105 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 101 (4.47%) Jenkins
3 91 (4.03%) Maven
4 83 (3.68%) JIRA
5 82 (3.63%) Subversion
6 52 (2.30%) Ant
7 45 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 41 (1.82%) ClearCase
9 38 (1.68%) Eclipse
9 38 (1.68%) Introscope
10 35 (1.55%) Selenium
11 32 (1.42%) Toad
11 32 (1.42%) Visual Studio
12 31 (1.37%) Cucumber
13 30 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
14 29 (1.28%) JUnit
15 26 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
16 24 (1.06%) Gradle
17 22 (0.97%) ClearQuest
17 22 (0.97%) JMeter
General
1 507 (22.46%) Finance
2 258 (11.43%) Banking
3 127 (5.63%) Retail
4 52 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 38 (1.68%) Investment Banking
6 31 (1.37%) Financial Institution
7 26 (1.15%) Legal
8 25 (1.11%) Marketing
9 21 (0.93%) Back Office
10 19 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.53%) Advertising
11 12 (0.53%) Electronics
12 11 (0.49%) Publishing
13 9 (0.40%) Games
13 9 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.31%) Front Office
15 6 (0.27%) General Ledger
15 6 (0.27%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.27%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 412 (18.25%) Developer
2 364 (16.13%) Architect
3 296 (13.11%) Analyst
4 189 (8.37%) Administrator
5 174 (7.71%) Consultant
6 115 (5.10%) Solutions Architect
7 107 (4.74%) Java Developer
8 79 (3.50%) Systems Administrator
9 76 (3.37%) Project Manager
10 66 (2.92%) Designer
11 61 (2.70%) Infrastructure Architect
12 60 (2.66%) Test Analyst
13 55 (2.44%) Support Engineer
14 51 (2.26%) DevOps Engineer
15 49 (2.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 47 (2.08%) Business Analyst
16 47 (2.08%) Technical Architect
16 47 (2.08%) WebSphere Developer
17 45 (1.99%) Support Analyst
18 38 (1.68%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (15.37%) Middleware
2 241 (10.68%) XML
3 200 (8.86%) SOAP
4 191 (8.46%) Web Services
5 186 (8.24%) J2EE
6 148 (6.56%) WebSphere MQ
7 134 (5.94%) HTML
8 131 (5.80%) REST
9 115 (5.10%) IBM Integration Bus
10 103 (4.56%) .NET
11 94 (4.16%) CSS
12 83 (3.68%) JMS
13 81 (3.59%) Spring
14 75 (3.32%) Hibernate
15 72 (3.19%) JSON
16 64 (2.84%) HTML5
17 59 (2.61%) JSP
18 51 (2.26%) XSLT
19 50 (2.22%) ActiveMQ
20 49 (2.17%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 198 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 190 (8.42%) Data Centre
3 166 (7.35%) Mainframe
4 135 (5.98%) DataPower
5 109 (4.83%) IBM Mainframe
6 92 (4.08%) Management Information System
7 78 (3.46%) AS400
8 69 (3.06%) iSeries
9 67 (2.97%) Clustering
9 67 (2.97%) Computer Science
10 37 (1.64%) HACMP
11 32 (1.42%) Mathematics
11 32 (1.42%) Private Cloud
12 27 (1.20%) Data Integration
13 25 (1.11%) User Experience
14 24 (1.06%) Driving Licence
15 23 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
16 20 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
16 20 (0.89%) Public Cloud
17 19 (0.84%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 654 (28.98%) Linux
2 541 (23.97%) Unix
3 512 (22.68%) Windows
4 326 (14.44%) AIX
5 191 (8.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 181 (8.02%) Solaris
7 153 (6.78%) Windows Server
8 89 (3.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 79 (3.50%) zOS
10 76 (3.37%) SUSE
11 55 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 52 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
13 46 (2.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 32 (1.42%) MVS
15 31 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
16 30 (1.33%) Windows 7
17 29 (1.28%) HPUX
18 18 (0.80%) CentOS
19 14 (0.62%) Windows XP
20 12 (0.53%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (10.50%) ITIL
3 211 (9.35%) Migration
4 181 (8.02%) SOA
5 140 (6.20%) Project Management
6 137 (6.07%) Change Management
7 131 (5.80%) Configuration Management
8 125 (5.54%) DevOps
8 125 (5.54%) ETL
9 121 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
10 109 (4.83%) High Availability
11 107 (4.74%) E-Commerce
12 96 (4.25%) Analytics
13 93 (4.12%) SDLC
14 91 (4.03%) Continuous Integration
15 86 (3.81%) Scrum
16 81 (3.59%) Service Management
17 77 (3.41%) Data Modelling
17 77 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
18 76 (3.37%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 481 (21.31%) Java
2 458 (20.29%) SQL
3 171 (7.58%) JavaScript
4 154 (6.82%) Shell Script
5 132 (5.85%) Perl
6 115 (5.10%) Python
7 103 (4.56%) C
8 96 (4.25%) C++
9 79 (3.50%) COBOL
10 64 (2.84%) Bash Shell
10 64 (2.84%) C#
11 63 (2.79%) JCL
11 63 (2.79%) PL/SQL
12 56 (2.48%) PowerShell
13 45 (1.99%) Jython
14 41 (1.82%) Korn
15 37 (1.64%) VB
16 33 (1.46%) REXX
17 29 (1.28%) PHP
18 25 (1.11%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 228 (10.10%) Security Cleared
2 151 (6.69%) SC Cleared
3 113 (5.01%) Degree
4 45 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (1.73%) ISEB
6 35 (1.55%) CISSP
7 29 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 28 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
9 27 (1.20%) ISTQB
9 27 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 25 (1.11%) CCNA
10 25 (1.11%) CISM
10 25 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (0.89%) DV Cleared
11 20 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 18 (0.80%) CCNP
12 18 (0.80%) MCP
12 18 (0.80%) PMI Certification
13 16 (0.71%) IBM AIX Certification
14 15 (0.66%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.17%) PCI DSS
2 48 (2.13%) QA
3 37 (1.64%) SLA
4 35 (1.55%) Data Quality
5 21 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
8 14 (0.62%) ISO 9001
9 12 (0.53%) COBIT
9 12 (0.53%) ISAE 3402
9 12 (0.53%) ISO27005
10 8 (0.35%) SEPA
11 6 (0.27%) HL7
11 6 (0.27%) ISO20022
11 6 (0.27%) ISO27002
12 3 (0.13%) DO-178B
12 3 (0.13%) ISO15022
13 2 (0.089%) GxP
13 2 (0.089%) WCAG
14 1 (0.044%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 163 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 159 (7.04%) Active Directory
3 55 (2.44%) vSphere
4 48 (2.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 46 (2.04%) Hyper-V
5 46 (2.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 40 (1.77%) Docker
7 31 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
8 29 (1.28%) NFS
9 27 (1.20%) Time Sharing Option
10 26 (1.15%) GPFS
11 20 (0.89%) VMware ESX
12 18 (0.80%) XenApp
13 16 (0.71%) Firmware
13 16 (0.71%) KVM
13 16 (0.71%) Xen
14 15 (0.66%) Job Entry Subsystem
14 15 (0.66%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 14 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
16 11 (0.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 141 (6.25%) Tivoli
2 97 (4.30%) Puppet
3 56 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
4 55 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 49 (2.17%) Ansible
6 47 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
7 36 (1.60%) SCOM
8 35 (1.55%) SCCM
9 32 (1.42%) Nagios
10 28 (1.24%) Netcool
11 26 (1.15%) Control-M
12 22 (0.97%) CA Wily
13 20 (0.89%) NetBackup
14 19 (0.84%) Backup Exec
14 19 (0.84%) WebSphere Cast Iron
15 17 (0.75%) Tivoli Monitoring
16 15 (0.66%) Netcool/OMNIbus
17 11 (0.49%) CA Single Sign-On
17 11 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 11 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 604 (26.76%) Oracle
2 323 (14.31%) Microsoft
3 318 (14.09%) HP
4 270 (11.96%) VMware
5 199 (8.82%) Red Hat
6 180 (7.98%) Cisco
7 120 (5.32%) EMC
8 105 (4.65%) Citrix
9 102 (4.52%) Cognos
10 100 (4.43%) SAP
11 93 (4.12%) CA
12 79 (3.50%) Dell
12 79 (3.50%) Sun
13 78 (3.46%) Veritas
14 77 (3.41%) NetApp
15 54 (2.39%) Netezza
16 49 (2.17%) Informatica
17 41 (1.82%) CheckPoint
18 38 (1.68%) webMethods
19 37 (1.64%) Symantec
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