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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 83 96 83
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Contract jobs citing IBM 1106 954 959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.27% 2.02% 2.29%
As % of the Vendors category 5.00% 4.44% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 520 463
Average daily rate
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£440 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.41% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £285 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £402 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 33
Average hourly rate £32.75 £20.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.75% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.11 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.55 £35.00 £36.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £20.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+41.25% -24.52%
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
22109 21507 19301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.47% 45.48% 46.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12853 12106 10598
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £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 952 996 1103
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.41 £11.15 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 +29 541 £450 - 122
South East -45 152 £413 -2.94% 42
West Midlands +30 101 £425 +1.19% 8
North West +16 92 £450 +40.62% 16
East of England -24 54 £400 -4.76% 21
South West +5 46 £440 +0.57% 20
Yorkshire -14 43 £400 +8.47% 22
East Midlands -4 28 £425 +13.33% 11
North East -7 16 £300 +4.34% 3
Midlands +2 6 £420 +5.00%
IBM
UK

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 545 (25.93%) Finance
1 545 (25.93%) WebSphere
2 477 (22.69%) Oracle
3 436 (20.74%) Windows
4 407 (19.36%) Linux
5 389 (18.51%) SQL
6 372 (17.70%) Java
7 365 (17.36%) UNIX
8 298 (14.18%) Banking
9 291 (13.84%) Microsoft
10 261 (12.42%) VMware
11 248 (11.80%) Agile Software Development
12 234 (11.13%) HP
13 228 (10.85%) ITIL
14 214 (10.18%) SQL Server
15 211 (10.04%) DB2
16 206 (9.80%) SAN
17 205 (9.75%) Middleware
18 190 (9.04%) XML
19 189 (8.99%) AIX
20 170 (8.09%) Cognos
21 169 (8.04%) Migration
22 167 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
23 165 (7.85%) WebSphere MQ
24 162 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
25 158 (7.52%) Mainframe
26 155 (7.37%) Solaris
27 152 (7.23%) Cisco
28 151 (7.18%) Project Management
29 146 (6.95%) Relational Database

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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
1 545 (25.93%) WebSphere
2 138 (6.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 102 (4.85%) IIS
4 92 (4.38%) Apache
5 88 (4.19%) SharePoint
6 75 (3.57%) Tomcat
7 63 (3.00%) WebLogic
8 61 (2.90%) IBM HTTP Server
9 50 (2.38%) JBoss
10 46 (2.19%) MQSeries
10 46 (2.19%) CICS
11 42 (2.00%) FileNet
12 39 (1.86%) TIBCO EMS
13 37 (1.76%) MS Exchange
13 37 (1.76%) SAS
14 32 (1.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 32 (1.52%) IBM Notes
15 28 (1.33%) Lotus Domino
15 28 (1.33%) OpenStack
16 21 (1.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 100 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 70 (3.33%) MS Office
3 34 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 29 (1.38%) MS Project
5 18 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 15 (0.71%) SPSS
7 6 (0.29%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.19%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.095%) FastStats
9 2 (0.095%) Simulink
10 1 (0.048%) Weka
10 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 62 (2.95%) Cognos TM1
2 38 (1.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 21 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
4 19 (0.90%) Maximo
5 10 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
7 8 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.38%) SunGard GMI
8 6 (0.29%) RMDS
9 5 (0.24%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.24%) Summit
9 5 (0.24%) SAP HR
9 5 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
9 5 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.24%) TRIRIGA
10 4 (0.19%) Loan IQ
11 3 (0.14%) Cognos Planning
11 3 (0.14%) SAP SD
11 3 (0.14%) VisionPLUS
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 19 (0.90%) IBM Blueworks
2 18 (0.86%) SaaS
3 13 (0.62%) PaaS
4 12 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (0.48%) OpenShift
6 9 (0.43%) IBM SmartCloud
7 8 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (0.29%) IaaS
9 5 (0.24%) Office 365
10 4 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.14%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.095%) Yammer
12 2 (0.095%) CheetahMail
12 2 (0.095%) Pure360
13 1 (0.048%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.048%) Responsys
13 1 (0.048%) GitHub
13 1 (0.048%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 206 (9.80%) SAN
2 109 (5.19%) Firewall
3 100 (4.76%) HTTP
4 88 (4.19%) TCP/IP
5 72 (3.43%) WAN
6 70 (3.33%) DNS
7 60 (2.85%) LAN
8 57 (2.71%) NAS
9 48 (2.28%) Internet
10 44 (2.09%) Fibre Channel
10 44 (2.09%) SSL
11 38 (1.81%) LDAP
12 37 (1.76%) FTP
13 33 (1.57%) VPN
14 31 (1.47%) NetScaler
14 31 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
15 27 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
16 23 (1.09%) MPLS
17 22 (1.05%) Ethernet
18 21 (1.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (10.18%) SQL Server
2 211 (10.04%) DB2
3 146 (6.95%) Relational Database
4 119 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
5 97 (4.61%) DataStage
6 85 (4.04%) IBM InfoSphere
7 80 (3.81%) Oracle Database
8 51 (2.43%) RDBMS
9 40 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 35 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 30 (1.43%) MySQL
12 26 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
13 25 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
13 25 (1.19%) Hadoop
14 23 (1.09%) Big Data
15 22 (1.05%) Cognos Report Studio
16 21 (1.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
17 19 (0.90%) Base SAS
18 18 (0.86%) QlikView
18 18 (0.86%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 55 (2.62%) Eclipse
2 54 (2.57%) Ant
2 54 (2.57%) JIRA
3 40 (1.90%) Subversion
3 40 (1.90%) Jenkins
4 37 (1.76%) SoapUI
5 36 (1.71%) Maven
6 26 (1.24%) Introscope
6 26 (1.24%) Visual Studio
7 23 (1.09%) JUnit
7 23 (1.09%) ERwin
8 21 (1.00%) ClearCase
8 21 (1.00%) TeamCity
9 19 (0.90%) NUnit
10 17 (0.81%) MSI
11 16 (0.76%) Lombardi
11 16 (0.76%) RequisitePro
12 15 (0.71%) ClearQuest
13 13 (0.62%) QuickTest Pro
14 12 (0.57%) Git (software)
General
1 545 (25.93%) Finance
2 298 (14.18%) Banking
3 106 (5.04%) Retail
4 83 (3.95%) Investment Banking
5 66 (3.14%) Telecoms
6 64 (3.04%) Manufacturing
7 46 (2.19%) Marketing
8 29 (1.38%) Financial Institution
9 21 (1.00%) Back Office
10 20 (0.95%) Legal
11 16 (0.76%) Retail Banking
12 11 (0.52%) Billing
12 11 (0.52%) Law
13 10 (0.48%) Advertising
13 10 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.38%) Front Office
14 8 (0.38%) Games
14 8 (0.38%) Spanish Language
15 7 (0.33%) German Language
15 7 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 382 (18.17%) Developer
2 356 (16.94%) Architect
3 309 (14.70%) Analyst
4 201 (9.56%) Consultant
5 160 (7.61%) Administrator
6 95 (4.52%) Java Developer
7 87 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
8 75 (3.57%) Business Analyst
9 71 (3.38%) Project Manager
9 71 (3.38%) Support Analyst
10 63 (3.00%) Technical Architect
11 58 (2.76%) Infrastructure Architect
12 55 (2.62%) Data Architect
13 45 (2.14%) Programmer
14 43 (2.05%) Systems Administrator
15 41 (1.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 41 (1.95%) Technical Analyst
16 40 (1.90%) Designer
17 31 (1.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 30 (1.43%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (9.75%) Middleware
2 190 (9.04%) XML
3 165 (7.85%) WebSphere MQ
4 145 (6.90%) Web Services
5 141 (6.71%) .NET
6 132 (6.28%) J2EE
7 119 (5.66%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 108 (5.14%) HTML
9 89 (4.23%) SOAP
10 74 (3.52%) CSS
11 56 (2.66%) Spring
12 55 (2.62%) Ajax
13 51 (2.43%) JSP
14 48 (2.28%) JDBC
15 41 (1.95%) HTML5
16 36 (1.71%) JMS
17 35 (1.67%) WSDL
18 34 (1.62%) XSLT
18 34 (1.62%) Servlets
19 33 (1.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 162 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
2 158 (7.52%) Mainframe
3 114 (5.42%) IBM Mainframe
4 73 (3.47%) DataPower
5 71 (3.38%) Replication
6 69 (3.28%) Clustering
7 65 (3.09%) iSeries
8 50 (2.38%) Management Information System
9 44 (2.09%) AS400
10 30 (1.43%) Open Source
11 29 (1.38%) Data Extraction
12 28 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
13 26 (1.24%) Data Integration
14 23 (1.09%) Computer Science
15 22 (1.05%) HACMP
16 21 (1.00%) VSAM
17 19 (0.90%) Derivative
18 17 (0.81%) Visualisation
18 17 (0.81%) IBM XIV
19 16 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 436 (20.74%) Windows
2 407 (19.36%) Linux
3 365 (17.36%) UNIX
4 189 (8.99%) AIX
5 155 (7.37%) Solaris
6 101 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 88 (4.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 77 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 61 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 50 (2.38%) zOS
11 31 (1.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 27 (1.28%) HPUX
13 23 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
14 20 (0.95%) Windows 7
15 17 (0.81%) SUSE
16 13 (0.62%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.52%) Apple iOS
18 8 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
18 8 (0.38%) Android
18 8 (0.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (11.80%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (10.85%) ITIL
3 169 (8.04%) Migration
4 151 (7.18%) Project Management
5 143 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
6 132 (6.28%) Data Modelling
7 128 (6.09%) SOA
8 110 (5.23%) ETL
9 109 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 84 (4.00%) Configuration Management
11 83 (3.95%) E-Commerce
12 81 (3.85%) Scrum
13 71 (3.38%) Change Management
14 67 (3.19%) Performance Tuning
15 64 (3.04%) Disaster Recovery
16 62 (2.95%) OO
17 61 (2.90%) UML
18 58 (2.76%) TOGAF
18 58 (2.76%) User Acceptance Testing
18 58 (2.76%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 389 (18.51%) SQL
2 372 (17.70%) Java
3 111 (5.28%) JavaScript
4 99 (4.71%) Perl
5 83 (3.95%) Shell Script
6 75 (3.57%) C#
7 58 (2.76%) Python
8 53 (2.52%) COBOL
9 51 (2.43%) PowerShell
10 45 (2.14%) Bash Shell
11 43 (2.05%) Korn
11 43 (2.05%) PL/SQL
12 42 (2.00%) C
13 39 (1.86%) JCL
14 35 (1.67%) VBScript
15 29 (1.38%) VB
16 25 (1.19%) REXX
17 24 (1.14%) Jython
18 21 (1.00%) C++
19 19 (0.90%) VB6
Qualifications
1 130 (6.18%) Security Cleared
2 99 (4.71%) SC Cleared
3 93 (4.42%) Degree
4 35 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (1.19%) IBM Certification
6 21 (1.00%) DV Cleared
7 20 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
7 20 (0.95%) ISEB
8 18 (0.86%) MCSE
8 18 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 12 (0.57%) CCNP
11 11 (0.52%) ISTQB
11 11 (0.52%) NCDA
11 11 (0.52%) NCIE
12 10 (0.48%) MCITP
12 10 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (0.43%) PMI Certification
14 8 (0.38%) CISSP
15 6 (0.29%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (3.95%) QA
2 31 (1.47%) SLA
3 18 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.62%) Solvency II
5 11 (0.52%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.38%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.29%) COBIT
9 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.19%) GAAP
10 4 (0.19%) FATCA
11 3 (0.14%) EMIR
12 2 (0.095%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.095%) GMP
13 1 (0.048%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 167 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 104 (4.95%) Active Directory
3 72 (3.43%) vSphere
4 48 (2.28%) VMware ESX
5 46 (2.19%) Hyper-V
6 34 (1.62%) NFS
6 34 (1.62%) XenApp
7 31 (1.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 30 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
9 24 (1.14%) RACF
9 24 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (1.09%) XenDesktop
11 19 (0.90%) PowerHA
11 19 (0.90%) Firmware
12 15 (0.71%) Xen
13 13 (0.62%) KVM
13 13 (0.62%) SRDF
14 12 (0.57%) GPFS
15 11 (0.52%) Tivoli Directory Server
15 11 (0.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 139 (6.61%) Tivoli
2 75 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 59 (2.81%) SCCM
4 52 (2.47%) Puppet
5 46 (2.19%) SCOM
6 41 (1.95%) Netcool
7 26 (1.24%) NetBackup
7 26 (1.24%) HP SIM
8 23 (1.09%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 18 (0.86%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 18 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (0.76%) Control-M
11 15 (0.71%) CiscoWorks
11 15 (0.71%) SCVMM
11 15 (0.71%) EdgeSight
12 14 (0.67%) Red Hat Satellite
12 14 (0.67%) CA Endevor
13 11 (0.52%) Tivoli Identity Manager
14 10 (0.48%) Cisco Prime
14 10 (0.48%) OpenView
Vendors
1 477 (22.69%) Oracle
2 291 (13.84%) Microsoft
3 261 (12.42%) VMware
4 234 (11.13%) HP
5 170 (8.09%) Cognos
6 152 (7.23%) Cisco
7 145 (6.90%) EMC
8 129 (6.14%) SAP
9 104 (4.95%) Red Hat
10 100 (4.76%) NetApp
11 95 (4.52%) Citrix
12 80 (3.81%) CA
12 80 (3.81%) TIBCO
13 64 (3.04%) Dell
14 54 (2.57%) Veritas
15 51 (2.43%) webMethods
16 48 (2.28%) Sun
17 46 (2.19%) Remedy
18 43 (2.05%) Symantec
19 42 (2.00%) CheckPoint
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