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 2014 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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 81 82 87
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing IBM 1101 1161 1172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.19% 2.38% 2.18%
As % of the Vendors category 4.75% 5.10% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 607 543
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 29
Average hourly rate £30.88 £24.67 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.15% -18.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £19.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+77.21% -36.29%
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
23192 22746 24950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 46.11% 46.64% 46.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13297 12926 13098
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
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 1015 1045 1274
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.93 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.59% +2.52%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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
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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 +13 478 £410 -8.88% 99
South East -37 177 £400 -3.03% 43
North West -8 92 £350 -11.11% 13
East of England -10 77 £400 +28.00% 14
West Midlands +18 75 £425 +0.89% 13
Yorkshire +12 64 £425 +41.66% 7
South West -29 54 £415 +7.09% 23
East Midlands +2 45 £450 -2.70% 2
Midlands -5 8 - - 1
North East -22 6 £285 -32.94% 1
South Coast - - - -
IBM
UK

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 587 (28.76%) WebSphere
2 562 (27.54%) Oracle
3 542 (26.56%) Finance
4 541 (26.51%) Linux
5 455 (22.29%) Windows
6 416 (20.38%) SQL
7 393 (19.26%) UNIX
8 350 (17.15%) Java
9 346 (16.95%) Microsoft
10 316 (15.48%) VMware
11 275 (13.47%) HP
12 261 (12.79%) AIX
13 246 (12.05%) DB2
14 219 (10.73%) Mainframe
15 215 (10.53%) SAP
16 212 (10.39%) Retail
16 212 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
17 191 (9.36%) Middleware
18 190 (9.31%) ITIL
19 187 (9.16%) XML
19 187 (9.16%) Banking
20 184 (9.02%) Migration
21 182 (8.92%) WebSphere MQ
22 178 (8.72%) SAN
23 177 (8.67%) SOA
24 168 (8.23%) Cisco
25 163 (7.99%) Solaris
26 161 (7.89%) SQL Server
27 158 (7.74%) Red Hat
28 156 (7.64%) EMC

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 587 (28.76%) WebSphere
2 132 (6.47%) WebSphere Application Server
3 113 (5.54%) WebLogic
4 100 (4.90%) Apache
5 93 (4.56%) Tomcat
6 83 (4.07%) IIS
7 59 (2.89%) MQSeries
8 58 (2.84%) MS Exchange
9 57 (2.79%) CICS
10 53 (2.60%) SharePoint
11 43 (2.11%) IBM HTTP Server
12 38 (1.86%) FileNet
13 32 (1.57%) Oracle Workflow
14 29 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
15 24 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 23 (1.13%) Lync
17 20 (0.98%) Adobe CQ
17 20 (0.98%) Oracle Coherence
18 18 (0.88%) WebSphere Process Server
19 17 (0.83%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 123 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 82 (4.02%) MS Office
3 33 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.22%) MS Project
5 18 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
7 5 (0.24%) RoboHelp
8 4 (0.20%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.15%) SPSS
10 2 (0.098%) CPLEX
10 2 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.049%) CATIA
11 1 (0.049%) Stata
Business Applications
1 38 (1.86%) Cognos TM1
2 32 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
3 31 (1.52%) Maximo
4 17 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
5 16 (0.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 15 (0.73%) Workday HCM
7 13 (0.64%) SAP HR
8 11 (0.54%) TRIRIGA
8 11 (0.54%) SAP ERP
9 8 (0.39%) Tridion
9 8 (0.39%) SAP FI
10 7 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 6 (0.29%) Misys Midas
11 6 (0.29%) BASE24
11 6 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
11 6 (0.29%) SAP CO
11 6 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
12 5 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
12 5 (0.24%) Agresso
12 5 (0.24%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 45 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (0.98%) IBM SmartCloud
4 18 (0.88%) SaaS
5 9 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.39%) IaaS
7 7 (0.34%) PaaS
7 7 (0.34%) Office 365
7 7 (0.34%) IBM Blueworks
8 6 (0.29%) GitHub
9 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 178 (8.72%) SAN
2 126 (6.17%) DNS
3 115 (5.63%) Firewall
4 94 (4.61%) HTTP
5 74 (3.63%) TCP/IP
6 63 (3.09%) Internet
7 60 (2.94%) SSL
8 58 (2.84%) WAN
8 58 (2.84%) LAN
9 55 (2.69%) VPN
10 37 (1.81%) FTP
11 36 (1.76%) LDAP
12 35 (1.71%) Network Security
13 33 (1.62%) NAS
14 32 (1.57%) Fibre Channel
14 32 (1.57%) DHCP
15 31 (1.52%) VLAN
16 25 (1.22%) Cisco Nexus
17 24 (1.18%) Intranet
18 23 (1.13%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (12.05%) DB2
2 161 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 118 (5.78%) Oracle Database
4 108 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
5 74 (3.63%) Relational Database
6 73 (3.58%) DataStage
7 63 (3.09%) IBM InfoSphere
8 45 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 41 (2.01%) MySQL
10 40 (1.96%) RDBMS
11 38 (1.86%) Oracle Exadata
12 31 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
12 31 (1.52%) Big Data
13 25 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
14 22 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
15 19 (0.93%) MS Access
15 19 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
15 19 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 18 (0.88%) QlikView
16 18 (0.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 59 (2.89%) Eclipse
2 54 (2.65%) Ant
3 47 (2.30%) ClearQuest
3 47 (2.30%) JIRA
4 45 (2.20%) Jenkins
5 44 (2.16%) ClearCase
6 34 (1.67%) Subversion
6 34 (1.67%) Maven
7 29 (1.42%) Introscope
8 27 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
8 27 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (1.03%) JUnit
10 20 (0.98%) LoadRunner
10 20 (0.98%) Hudson
11 19 (0.93%) Git (software)
11 19 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
11 19 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
12 16 (0.78%) Visual Studio
13 15 (0.73%) SoapUI
13 15 (0.73%) Selenium
General
1 542 (26.56%) Finance
2 212 (10.39%) Retail
3 187 (9.16%) Banking
4 77 (3.77%) Manufacturing
5 70 (3.43%) Investment Banking
6 68 (3.33%) Telecoms
7 62 (3.04%) Financial Institution
8 42 (2.06%) Marketing
9 24 (1.18%) Advertising
10 21 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
11 20 (0.98%) Legal
12 15 (0.73%) Automotive
13 14 (0.69%) Back Office
14 12 (0.59%) Military
14 12 (0.59%) Publishing
15 11 (0.54%) German Language
16 10 (0.49%) French Language
17 8 (0.39%) Dutch Language
17 8 (0.39%) Retail Banking
18 7 (0.34%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 332 (16.27%) Developer
2 290 (14.21%) Architect
3 252 (12.35%) Analyst
4 183 (8.97%) Consultant
5 177 (8.67%) Administrator
6 111 (5.44%) Project Manager
7 90 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
8 79 (3.87%) Business Analyst
9 71 (3.48%) Java Developer
10 53 (2.60%) Infrastructure Architect
11 52 (2.55%) Technical Architect
11 52 (2.55%) Systems Engineer
12 49 (2.40%) WebSphere Developer
13 42 (2.06%) Systems Administrator
14 40 (1.96%) Integration Architect
15 39 (1.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 38 (1.86%) DBA
16 38 (1.86%) Technical Manager
17 37 (1.81%) Senior Developer
18 36 (1.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (9.36%) Middleware
2 187 (9.16%) XML
3 182 (8.92%) WebSphere MQ
4 132 (6.47%) Web Services
5 131 (6.42%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 129 (6.32%) J2EE
7 124 (6.08%) HTML
8 93 (4.56%) .NET
9 88 (4.31%) SOAP
10 67 (3.28%) CSS
11 66 (3.23%) Spring
12 62 (3.04%) JMS
13 54 (2.65%) XSLT
14 48 (2.35%) REST
15 44 (2.16%) JSP
16 41 (2.01%) JDBC
17 39 (1.91%) Ajax
18 38 (1.86%) WSDL
19 36 (1.76%) XSD
20 31 (1.52%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 219 (10.73%) Mainframe
2 113 (5.54%) IBM Mainframe
3 103 (5.05%) Clustering
4 70 (3.43%) Management Information System
5 68 (3.33%) iSeries
6 62 (3.04%) DataPower
7 55 (2.69%) Open Source
8 49 (2.40%) AS400
9 47 (2.30%) Replication
10 45 (2.20%) Hedge funds
11 31 (1.52%) Computer Science
12 26 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
12 26 (1.27%) HACMP
13 24 (1.18%) Visualisation
13 24 (1.18%) Web 2.0
14 22 (1.08%) SWIFT
15 21 (1.03%) Client/Server
16 20 (0.98%) Data Integration
16 20 (0.98%) Mobile App
17 18 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 541 (26.51%) Linux
2 455 (22.29%) Windows
3 393 (19.26%) UNIX
4 261 (12.79%) AIX
5 163 (7.99%) Solaris
6 128 (6.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 102 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 84 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 73 (3.58%) zOS
10 56 (2.74%) SUSE
11 44 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 38 (1.86%) HPUX
13 33 (1.62%) Windows XP
14 32 (1.57%) SELinux
15 31 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
15 31 (1.52%) Windows 7
16 17 (0.83%) Apple iOS
17 14 (0.69%) VMS
18 12 (0.59%) MVS
19 11 (0.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (9.31%) ITIL
2 184 (9.02%) Migration
3 177 (8.67%) SOA
4 145 (7.10%) E-Commerce
5 144 (7.06%) Project Management
6 109 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 107 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
8 100 (4.90%) ETL
9 98 (4.80%) UML
10 90 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
11 82 (4.02%) TOGAF
12 78 (3.82%) Data Management
13 77 (3.77%) Service Delivery
14 76 (3.72%) PRINCE2
15 75 (3.67%) Workflow
16 73 (3.58%) DevOps
17 71 (3.48%) OO
18 67 (3.28%) ERP
18 67 (3.28%) Scrum
19 64 (3.14%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 416 (20.38%) SQL
2 350 (17.15%) Java
3 114 (5.59%) Bash Shell
4 113 (5.54%) JavaScript
5 104 (5.10%) Perl
6 92 (4.51%) Python
7 88 (4.31%) Shell Script
8 61 (2.99%) COBOL
8 61 (2.99%) PL/SQL
9 57 (2.79%) PowerShell
10 54 (2.65%) C
11 51 (2.50%) Korn
12 40 (1.96%) Ruby
12 40 (1.96%) C#
13 31 (1.52%) XPath
14 30 (1.47%) JCL
14 30 (1.47%) Jython
15 29 (1.42%) VB
16 27 (1.32%) C++
17 26 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 122 (5.98%) Security Cleared
2 94 (4.61%) Degree
3 82 (4.02%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (1.27%) ISEB
6 25 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (1.03%) MCSE
8 15 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 15 (0.73%) ISTQB
9 14 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (0.69%) PMI Certification
10 13 (0.64%) IBM Certification
11 12 (0.59%) DV Cleared
12 11 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
13 10 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (0.44%) CISSP
14 9 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 8 (0.39%) MCITP
16 7 (0.34%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.16%) QA
2 37 (1.81%) SLA
3 22 (1.08%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.49%) RosettaNet
6 9 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.15%) COBIT
7 3 (0.15%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.049%) GxP
8 1 (0.049%) Basel III
System Software
1 212 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 154 (7.55%) Active Directory
3 89 (4.36%) vSphere
4 65 (3.18%) Oracle RAC
5 46 (2.25%) Hyper-V
6 40 (1.96%) VMware ESX
7 38 (1.86%) XenApp
8 30 (1.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 30 (1.47%) NFS
9 29 (1.42%) vCloud
10 27 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
11 24 (1.18%) Xen
12 18 (0.88%) GPFS
13 14 (0.69%) RACF
14 13 (0.64%) ISA Server
15 11 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 11 (0.54%) XenDesktop
15 11 (0.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 9 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 9 (0.44%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 152 (7.45%) Tivoli
2 102 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 96 (4.70%) Puppet
4 37 (1.81%) NetBackup
5 24 (1.18%) Backup Exec
6 22 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
8 20 (0.98%) SCCM
8 20 (0.98%) OpenView
9 18 (0.88%) Ansible
10 16 (0.78%) HP SIM
10 16 (0.78%) SCOM
11 14 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
11 14 (0.69%) CA Wily
12 13 (0.64%) Netcool
12 13 (0.64%) Control-M
12 13 (0.64%) Nagios
13 12 (0.59%) BMC PATROL
13 12 (0.59%) Data Guard
14 11 (0.54%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 562 (27.54%) Oracle
2 346 (16.95%) Microsoft
3 316 (15.48%) VMware
4 275 (13.47%) HP
5 215 (10.53%) SAP
6 168 (8.23%) Cisco
7 158 (7.74%) Red Hat
8 156 (7.64%) EMC
9 124 (6.08%) NetApp
10 114 (5.59%) Citrix
11 88 (4.31%) Cognos
12 77 (3.77%) JBoss
13 76 (3.72%) Sun
14 47 (2.30%) Dell
15 45 (2.20%) Remedy
16 44 (2.16%) Informatica
16 44 (2.16%) Siebel
17 41 (2.01%) CA
18 37 (1.81%) TIBCO
19 34 (1.67%) Symantec
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