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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 83 88 87
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing IBM 1252 1106 1155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.40% 2.17% 2.37%
As % of the Vendors category 5.45% 4.76% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 709 566 604
Average daily rate
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£445 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.22% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 20 20
Average hourly rate £31.44 £30.88 £24.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.82% +25.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.22 £12.00 £18.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.06 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +77.21%
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
22992 23230 22501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.12% 45.58% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13871 13236 12767
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £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 985 1027 1038
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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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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 +10 493 £450 +9.09% 93
South East +14 238 £450 +12.50% 29
North West +11 130 £425 +21.42% 34
East of England +8 84 £425 +6.25% 17
South West +16 78 £475 +14.45% 10
West Midlands +8 73 £400 -5.88% 6
Yorkshire -19 72 £400 -5.88% 20
East Midlands -12 39 £450 - 6
North East -7 26 £320 +42.22% 6
Midlands +4 9 £600 -
IBM
UK

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 653 (26.47%) WebSphere
2 622 (25.21%) Finance
3 575 (23.31%) Oracle
4 537 (21.77%) Linux
5 517 (20.96%) Windows
6 504 (20.43%) Java
7 480 (19.46%) UNIX
8 430 (17.43%) SQL
9 389 (15.77%) Agile Software Development
10 339 (13.74%) Microsoft
11 324 (13.13%) VMware
12 298 (12.08%) AIX
13 290 (11.76%) HP
14 277 (11.23%) Middleware
15 275 (11.15%) Banking
16 273 (11.07%) DB2
17 264 (10.70%) SAN
18 247 (10.01%) SQL Server
19 234 (9.49%) XML
20 214 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
21 203 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
22 201 (8.15%) ITIL
23 199 (8.07%) Solaris
24 195 (7.90%) Migration
25 188 (7.62%) WebSphere MQ
26 186 (7.54%) Cisco
27 182 (7.38%) Project Management
28 179 (7.26%) Mainframe
28 179 (7.26%) J2EE
28 179 (7.26%) JavaScript

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 653 (26.47%) WebSphere
2 128 (5.19%) WebSphere Application Server
3 101 (4.09%) IIS
4 92 (3.73%) MQSeries
5 88 (3.57%) Tomcat
6 83 (3.36%) Apache
7 81 (3.28%) JBoss
8 79 (3.20%) WebLogic
9 67 (2.72%) SharePoint
10 46 (1.86%) SAS
11 37 (1.50%) CICS
11 37 (1.50%) FileNet
12 34 (1.38%) MS Exchange
13 32 (1.30%) OpenStack
14 31 (1.26%) IBM HTTP Server
15 22 (0.89%) Commerce Server
15 22 (0.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 20 (0.81%) Lotus Domino
16 20 (0.81%) WebSphere Portal
17 17 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 134 (5.43%) MS Excel
2 82 (3.32%) MS Office
3 63 (2.55%) MS Visio
4 41 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (0.89%) MS Project
6 13 (0.53%) SPSS
7 7 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.24%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.081%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.081%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.081%) Simulink
11 1 (0.041%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.041%) TargetLink
11 1 (0.041%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 40 (1.62%) Maximo
2 31 (1.26%) Cognos TM1
3 28 (1.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 24 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
5 14 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
6 13 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 12 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
8 10 (0.41%) Unica
9 9 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
10 8 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
10 8 (0.32%) Tridion
11 7 (0.28%) RMDS
12 6 (0.24%) Primavera
12 6 (0.24%) Summit
12 6 (0.24%) Magento
12 6 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 5 (0.20%) TRIRIGA
13 5 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
13 5 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
13 5 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 47 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (1.26%) SaaS
3 27 (1.09%) PaaS
4 21 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (0.81%) IBM Blueworks
6 15 (0.61%) Google Analytics
7 14 (0.57%) IaaS
8 9 (0.36%) IBM PureFlex
9 8 (0.32%) IBM SmartCloud
9 8 (0.32%) SoftLayer
10 7 (0.28%) Office 365
10 7 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.16%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.12%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.081%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.081%) Yammer
14 2 (0.081%) Rackspace Cloud
15 1 (0.041%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 264 (10.70%) SAN
2 130 (5.27%) Firewall
3 111 (4.50%) HTTP
4 102 (4.13%) TCP/IP
5 83 (3.36%) SSL
6 75 (3.04%) NAS
7 72 (2.92%) FTP
7 72 (2.92%) WAN
8 71 (2.88%) DNS
9 58 (2.35%) LDAP
10 56 (2.27%) Internet
11 54 (2.19%) LAN
12 35 (1.42%) Network Security
12 35 (1.42%) Cisco Nexus
13 34 (1.38%) Fibre Channel
14 32 (1.30%) MPLS
15 31 (1.26%) SSH
16 30 (1.22%) SMTP
16 30 (1.22%) DHCP
17 27 (1.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (11.07%) DB2
2 247 (10.01%) SQL Server
3 166 (6.73%) Relational Database
4 118 (4.78%) Oracle Database
5 95 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
6 93 (3.77%) IBM InfoSphere
7 87 (3.53%) RDBMS
8 81 (3.28%) DataStage
9 50 (2.03%) Big Data
10 48 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 47 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
12 43 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 43 (1.74%) MySQL
13 36 (1.46%) Hadoop
13 36 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
14 29 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
15 27 (1.09%) Informix
16 26 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
17 24 (0.97%) Base SAS
18 23 (0.93%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 80 (3.24%) Subversion
2 71 (2.88%) Ant
2 71 (2.88%) JIRA
3 63 (2.55%) Jenkins
4 50 (2.03%) Eclipse
5 46 (1.86%) JUnit
6 45 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 44 (1.78%) Maven
8 38 (1.54%) Visual Studio
8 38 (1.54%) Git (software)
9 36 (1.46%) ClearCase
10 33 (1.34%) Lombardi
11 32 (1.30%) LoadRunner
12 31 (1.26%) Selenium
13 29 (1.18%) SoapUI
14 25 (1.01%) ClearQuest
14 25 (1.01%) HP UFT
15 21 (0.85%) ERwin
16 19 (0.77%) Rational DOORS
17 13 (0.53%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 622 (25.21%) Finance
2 275 (11.15%) Banking
3 153 (6.20%) Retail
4 68 (2.76%) Investment Banking
5 67 (2.72%) Manufacturing
6 58 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 58 (2.35%) Marketing
7 42 (1.70%) Financial Institution
8 37 (1.50%) Back Office
9 26 (1.05%) Billing
10 21 (0.85%) Automotive
11 17 (0.69%) Retail Banking
12 15 (0.61%) Legal
12 15 (0.61%) Electronics
13 9 (0.36%) Games
13 9 (0.36%) German Language
14 8 (0.32%) Advertising
14 8 (0.32%) Front Office
15 7 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 442 (17.92%) Developer
2 405 (16.42%) Architect
3 321 (13.01%) Analyst
4 251 (10.17%) Consultant
5 132 (5.35%) Solutions Architect
5 132 (5.35%) Administrator
6 119 (4.82%) Project Manager
7 113 (4.58%) Java Developer
8 79 (3.20%) Infrastructure Architect
9 71 (2.88%) Business Analyst
10 65 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
11 64 (2.59%) Designer
12 52 (2.11%) Support Analyst
13 46 (1.86%) Test Analyst
14 45 (1.82%) Technical Architect
15 42 (1.70%) Programmer
15 42 (1.70%) Support Engineer
16 41 (1.66%) Senior Developer
16 41 (1.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 40 (1.62%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (11.23%) Middleware
2 234 (9.49%) XML
3 188 (7.62%) WebSphere MQ
4 179 (7.26%) J2EE
5 164 (6.65%) HTML
5 164 (6.65%) Web Services
6 159 (6.45%) .NET
7 154 (6.24%) SOAP
8 131 (5.31%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 97 (3.93%) CSS
10 81 (3.28%) REST
11 77 (3.12%) JMS
12 75 (3.04%) Ajax
13 64 (2.59%) Spring
14 61 (2.47%) JSP
15 59 (2.39%) XSLT
16 55 (2.23%) Servlets
17 50 (2.03%) Java EE
17 50 (2.03%) HTML5
18 49 (1.99%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 214 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
2 179 (7.26%) Mainframe
3 171 (6.93%) DataPower
4 169 (6.85%) Data Centre
5 90 (3.65%) IBM Mainframe
6 67 (2.72%) Clustering
7 62 (2.51%) Management Information System
8 61 (2.47%) Data Integration
9 59 (2.39%) iSeries
10 53 (2.15%) Replication
11 49 (1.99%) AS400
12 44 (1.78%) EMC VMAX
13 37 (1.50%) PKI
14 32 (1.30%) Client/Server
15 30 (1.22%) Data Extraction
16 28 (1.13%) Derivative
17 27 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
18 26 (1.05%) User Experience
18 26 (1.05%) EMC VNX
19 22 (0.89%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 537 (21.77%) Linux
2 517 (20.96%) Windows
3 480 (19.46%) UNIX
4 298 (12.08%) AIX
5 199 (8.07%) Solaris
6 147 (5.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 97 (3.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 75 (3.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 60 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 55 (2.23%) zOS
11 32 (1.30%) SUSE
12 26 (1.05%) Data ONTAP
13 24 (0.97%) HPUX
14 23 (0.93%) Windows 7
15 13 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 11 (0.45%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.36%) OS/390
18 8 (0.32%) VMS
19 7 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
19 7 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (15.77%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (8.15%) ITIL
3 195 (7.90%) Migration
4 182 (7.38%) Project Management
5 163 (6.61%) SOA
6 154 (6.24%) E-Commerce
7 134 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 132 (5.35%) Change Management
8 132 (5.35%) Business Intelligence
9 124 (5.03%) Data Modelling
10 122 (4.95%) ETL
11 121 (4.90%) Configuration Management
12 117 (4.74%) SDLC
13 107 (4.34%) Scrum
14 88 (3.57%) DevOps
15 86 (3.49%) TOGAF
15 86 (3.49%) PRINCE2
16 78 (3.16%) Enterprise Architecture
17 77 (3.12%) Analytics
17 77 (3.12%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 504 (20.43%) Java
2 430 (17.43%) SQL
3 179 (7.26%) JavaScript
4 133 (5.39%) Perl
5 119 (4.82%) Shell Script
6 70 (2.84%) Python
7 69 (2.80%) C#
8 64 (2.59%) Bash Shell
9 58 (2.35%) PowerShell
10 56 (2.27%) C
11 55 (2.23%) VB
12 44 (1.78%) Korn
13 40 (1.62%) PL/SQL
14 38 (1.54%) JCL
15 35 (1.42%) C++
16 33 (1.34%) COBOL
16 33 (1.34%) XPath
17 29 (1.18%) REXX
18 27 (1.09%) Ruby
19 26 (1.05%) VB6
Qualifications
1 153 (6.20%) Security Cleared
2 112 (4.54%) Degree
3 106 (4.30%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (1.46%) PMI Certification
6 35 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (1.30%) ISEB
8 31 (1.26%) CISSP
9 30 (1.22%) IBM Certification
10 27 (1.09%) CCNP
11 23 (0.93%) PMP
12 22 (0.89%) MCSE
13 15 (0.61%) DV Cleared
14 13 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (0.53%) CCNA
15 12 (0.49%) MCSA
15 12 (0.49%) ISTQB
16 11 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
16 11 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
17 9 (0.36%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (2.84%) QA
2 49 (1.99%) SLA
3 33 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 21 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.41%) Solvency II
7 9 (0.36%) COBIT
8 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.28%) FATCA
9 6 (0.24%) EMIR
10 5 (0.20%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.16%) IEC 61508
12 3 (0.12%) COSO
13 2 (0.081%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.081%) COREP
13 2 (0.081%) FINREP
13 2 (0.081%) PMBOK
System Software
1 203 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 146 (5.92%) Active Directory
3 103 (4.18%) vSphere
4 73 (2.96%) Hyper-V
5 56 (2.27%) NFS
6 51 (2.07%) VMware ESX
7 39 (1.58%) XenApp
8 36 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
9 35 (1.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 30 (1.22%) Time Sharing Option
11 28 (1.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 27 (1.09%) SRDF
13 25 (1.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 22 (0.89%) RACF
14 22 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
15 21 (0.85%) XenDesktop
16 19 (0.77%) KVM
17 16 (0.65%) Docker
17 16 (0.65%) Tivoli Directory Server
18 15 (0.61%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 178 (7.22%) Tivoli
2 86 (3.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 69 (2.80%) Puppet
4 51 (2.07%) NetBackup
5 42 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (1.22%) SCCM
7 27 (1.09%) CA Single Sign-On
8 24 (0.97%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 24 (0.97%) BladeLogic
9 23 (0.93%) Netcool
10 21 (0.85%) EMC VPLEX
11 20 (0.81%) SCOM
12 19 (0.77%) Control-M
12 19 (0.77%) Ansible
13 18 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
14 17 (0.69%) Nagios
15 16 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
15 16 (0.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
16 15 (0.61%) CiscoWorks
17 13 (0.53%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 575 (23.31%) Oracle
2 339 (13.74%) Microsoft
3 324 (13.13%) VMware
4 290 (11.76%) HP
5 186 (7.54%) Cisco
6 154 (6.24%) Red Hat
7 150 (6.08%) EMC
8 148 (6.00%) SAP
9 145 (5.88%) Citrix
10 137 (5.55%) NetApp
11 117 (4.74%) CA
12 110 (4.46%) Cognos
13 78 (3.16%) TIBCO
14 68 (2.76%) Brocade
15 65 (2.63%) Veritas
15 65 (2.63%) Dell
16 59 (2.39%) Symantec
17 57 (2.31%) BMC
18 55 (2.23%) Sun
19 52 (2.11%) F5
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