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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 100 88 95
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing IBM 1160 1249 1069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.29% 2.36% 2.13%
As % of the Vendors category 5.07% 5.32% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 695 542
Median daily rate £430 £443 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.82% +6.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £315 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.58% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 20
Median hourly rate £36.00 £31.44 £30.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% +1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £17.67 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £45.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.44 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -10.17%
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
22888 23468 22944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.24% 44.29% 45.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14194 14177 13061
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 765 1017 1016
Median hourly rate £19.44 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.05% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing IBM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the England region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -18 450 £475 +5.55% 48
South East +8 240 £430 -4.44% 32
West Midlands -6 103 £416 +0.30% 7
North West -4 97 £420 +5.00% 22
East of England +10 71 £398 +6.00% 7
South West +4 60 £400 -11.11% 16
Yorkshire -32 45 £450 +12.50% 5
North East -1 43 £265 -45.64% 8
East Midlands -15 28 £400 -11.11% 11
Midlands -13 5 £200 -63.63%
IBM
UK

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for IBM.

1 678 (29.11%) Oracle
2 664 (28.51%) Java
3 659 (28.30%) Linux
4 582 (24.99%) WebSphere
5 499 (21.43%) Unix
6 498 (21.38%) SQL
7 493 (21.17%) Finance
8 450 (19.32%) Windows
9 386 (16.57%) Agile Software Development
10 381 (16.36%) Middleware
11 325 (13.95%) HP
12 318 (13.65%) AIX
13 313 (13.44%) XML
14 285 (12.24%) SQL Server
15 281 (12.07%) Microsoft
16 277 (11.89%) ITIL
17 273 (11.72%) Banking
18 254 (10.91%) Security Cleared
19 248 (10.65%) Web Services
20 243 (10.43%) Migration
21 238 (10.22%) DB2
22 236 (10.13%) VMware
23 220 (9.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 219 (9.40%) J2EE
25 206 (8.84%) SAN
26 203 (8.72%) Data Centre
27 194 (8.33%) Solaris
28 190 (8.16%) WebSphere Application Server
29 188 (8.07%) HTML
29 188 (8.07%) Red Hat

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 582 (24.99%) WebSphere
2 190 (8.16%) WebSphere Application Server
3 186 (7.99%) Tomcat
4 176 (7.56%) WebLogic
5 153 (6.57%) Apache
6 143 (6.14%) JBoss
7 64 (2.75%) IBM HTTP Server
8 60 (2.58%) IIS
9 55 (2.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 54 (2.32%) SharePoint
11 43 (1.85%) WebLogic Portal
12 38 (1.63%) MQSeries
13 29 (1.25%) FileNet
13 29 (1.25%) MS Exchange
14 28 (1.20%) Confluence
15 27 (1.16%) IBM Notes
16 26 (1.12%) CICS
17 23 (0.99%) WebSphere Portal
18 20 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 20 (0.86%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 110 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 73 (3.13%) MS Office
3 27 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.56%) MS Project
6 7 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.30%) SPSS
7 6 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.043%) InDesign
9 1 (0.043%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.043%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 45 (1.93%) Maximo
2 40 (1.72%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 22 (0.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 21 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
5 20 (0.86%) Unica
6 16 (0.69%) Magento
7 14 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
8 11 (0.47%) OpenText MBPM
8 11 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
9 10 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
10 8 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
10 8 (0.34%) Eloqua
10 8 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
11 7 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
12 6 (0.26%) BASE24
12 6 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
12 6 (0.26%) SAP ERP
13 5 (0.21%) Fredhopper
13 5 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
13 5 (0.21%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 78 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
4 33 (1.42%) IBM Cloud
5 26 (1.12%) Office 365
6 23 (0.99%) PaaS
7 21 (0.90%) IaaS
8 14 (0.60%) IBM PureFlex
9 13 (0.56%) SaaS
10 12 (0.52%) Bluemix
10 12 (0.52%) OpenShift
11 10 (0.43%) IBM Blueworks
12 8 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.30%) GitHub
13 7 (0.30%) Mimecast
14 6 (0.26%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.21%) SoftLayer
16 4 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.17%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 206 (8.84%) SAN
2 162 (6.96%) HTTP
3 139 (5.97%) Firewall
4 125 (5.37%) SSL
5 98 (4.21%) DNS
6 86 (3.69%) WAN
7 81 (3.48%) LAN
8 79 (3.39%) TCP/IP
9 70 (3.01%) NAS
10 68 (2.92%) LDAP
11 51 (2.19%) FTP
12 49 (2.10%) Internet
13 47 (2.02%) Fibre Channel
14 42 (1.80%) DHCP
15 34 (1.46%) VPN
16 33 (1.42%) Network Security
17 31 (1.33%) Cisco Nexus
18 28 (1.20%) FCoE
19 26 (1.12%) Wireless
20 25 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 238 (10.22%) DB2
3 148 (6.35%) Oracle Database
4 119 (5.11%) MySQL
5 102 (4.38%) IBM InfoSphere
6 98 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
7 87 (3.74%) Hadoop
8 75 (3.22%) Relational Database
9 70 (3.01%) DataStage
10 58 (2.49%) Big Data
11 54 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
12 37 (1.59%) Oracle Database 12c
13 35 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
14 34 (1.46%) RDBMS
15 31 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
16 22 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
17 21 (0.90%) HBase
17 21 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 16 (0.69%) NoSQL
18 16 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 154 (6.61%) Git (software)
2 148 (6.35%) Jenkins
3 101 (4.34%) JIRA
4 91 (3.91%) Subversion
5 87 (3.74%) Maven
6 71 (3.05%) Ant
7 45 (1.93%) Selenium
8 44 (1.89%) JUnit
9 42 (1.80%) Sonatype Nexus
10 37 (1.59%) Vagrant
11 35 (1.50%) Log4j
12 33 (1.42%) Introscope
13 32 (1.37%) SoapUI
13 32 (1.37%) Visual Studio
14 30 (1.29%) Cucumber
14 30 (1.29%) Eclipse
14 30 (1.29%) Rational DOORS
15 29 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
16 28 (1.20%) ClearCase
17 27 (1.16%) ClearQuest
General
1 493 (21.17%) Finance
2 273 (11.72%) Banking
3 156 (6.70%) Retail
4 53 (2.28%) Telecoms
5 51 (2.19%) Marketing
6 45 (1.93%) Back Office
7 38 (1.63%) Investment Banking
8 23 (0.99%) Legal
9 21 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 19 (0.82%) Publishing
11 13 (0.56%) Military
12 12 (0.52%) Front Office
13 10 (0.43%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.39%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.39%) Spanish Language
15 8 (0.34%) Advertising
16 5 (0.21%) Law
17 4 (0.17%) Automotive
17 4 (0.17%) Games
17 4 (0.17%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 437 (18.76%) Architect
2 407 (17.48%) Developer
3 278 (11.94%) Analyst
4 246 (10.56%) Administrator
5 214 (9.19%) Consultant
6 133 (5.71%) Java Developer
7 116 (4.98%) Solutions Architect
8 94 (4.04%) Infrastructure Architect
9 77 (3.31%) Systems Administrator
10 76 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
11 75 (3.22%) Project Manager
12 66 (2.83%) Support Engineer
12 66 (2.83%) Technical Architect
13 63 (2.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 57 (2.45%) Linux Administrator
15 52 (2.23%) Integration Architect
16 48 (2.06%) Business Analyst
17 45 (1.93%) WebSphere Administrator
18 44 (1.89%) Data Architect
19 42 (1.80%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 381 (16.36%) Middleware
2 313 (13.44%) XML
3 248 (10.65%) Web Services
4 219 (9.40%) J2EE
5 188 (8.07%) HTML
6 177 (7.60%) SOAP
7 159 (6.83%) WebSphere MQ
8 143 (6.14%) CSS
9 142 (6.10%) IBM Integration Bus
10 138 (5.93%) REST
11 137 (5.88%) JSON
12 128 (5.50%) .NET
13 123 (5.28%) JMS
14 115 (4.94%) Spring
15 99 (4.25%) JSP
16 78 (3.35%) JDBC
17 75 (3.22%) XSLT
18 63 (2.71%) Java EE
19 55 (2.36%) RESTful
20 53 (2.28%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 203 (8.72%) Data Centre
2 185 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 155 (6.66%) Mainframe
4 121 (5.20%) DataPower
5 104 (4.47%) Clustering
6 99 (4.25%) IBM Mainframe
7 54 (2.32%) Computer Science
7 54 (2.32%) iSeries
8 51 (2.19%) Private Cloud
9 45 (1.93%) Management Information System
10 43 (1.85%) AS400
11 35 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
12 30 (1.29%) Mathematics
13 29 (1.25%) Replication
14 26 (1.12%) User Experience
15 23 (0.99%) LPAR
16 22 (0.94%) Data Integration
17 21 (0.90%) N-Tier
18 17 (0.73%) Data Extraction
18 17 (0.73%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 659 (28.30%) Linux
2 499 (21.43%) Unix
3 450 (19.32%) Windows
4 318 (13.65%) AIX
5 220 (9.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 194 (8.33%) Solaris
7 178 (7.64%) Windows Server
8 81 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 63 (2.71%) zOS
10 51 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 50 (2.15%) SUSE
12 46 (1.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 35 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 27 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
15 25 (1.07%) Windows 7
16 21 (0.90%) MVS
17 20 (0.86%) HPUX
17 20 (0.86%) OS/390
18 19 (0.82%) Windows XP
19 15 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (16.57%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (11.89%) ITIL
3 243 (10.43%) Migration
4 181 (7.77%) SOA
5 170 (7.30%) DevOps
6 147 (6.31%) Project Management
7 136 (5.84%) Configuration Management
8 133 (5.71%) High Availability
9 122 (5.24%) Change Management
10 117 (5.02%) ETL
11 114 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
12 108 (4.64%) Business Intelligence
13 104 (4.47%) TDD
14 101 (4.34%) E-Commerce
15 90 (3.86%) SDLC
16 89 (3.82%) Software Engineering
17 83 (3.56%) Service Delivery
18 77 (3.31%) Data Management
18 77 (3.31%) Service Management
19 76 (3.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 664 (28.51%) Java
2 498 (21.38%) SQL
3 182 (7.81%) JavaScript
4 177 (7.60%) Shell Script
5 155 (6.66%) Perl
6 147 (6.31%) Python
7 105 (4.51%) C
8 79 (3.39%) C++
9 63 (2.71%) Jython
10 57 (2.45%) C#
11 56 (2.40%) JCL
12 54 (2.32%) Bash Shell
13 51 (2.19%) PL/SQL
14 46 (1.98%) COBOL
15 44 (1.89%) PowerShell
16 42 (1.80%) PHP
17 37 (1.59%) Korn
17 37 (1.59%) Ruby
18 34 (1.46%) VB
19 26 (1.12%) REXX
Qualifications
1 254 (10.91%) Security Cleared
2 183 (7.86%) SC Cleared
3 95 (4.08%) Degree
4 40 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (1.29%) DV Cleared
5 30 (1.29%) RHCE
6 29 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 27 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
8 25 (1.07%) ISEB
9 22 (0.94%) MCSE
10 18 (0.77%) IBM Certification
10 18 (0.77%) ISTQB
10 18 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (0.73%) CCNP
11 17 (0.73%) MCP
12 15 (0.64%) CISSP
12 15 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (0.56%) CCNA
13 13 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (2.45%) QA
2 52 (2.23%) SLA
3 37 (1.59%) PCI DSS
4 31 (1.33%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.26%) ISO20022
9 5 (0.21%) EMIR
9 5 (0.21%) FATCA
10 4 (0.17%) HL7
10 4 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
10 4 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.17%) ISO27005
11 3 (0.13%) COBIT
11 3 (0.13%) ISO15022
11 3 (0.13%) SEPA
12 2 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 1 (0.043%) MiFID
13 1 (0.043%) PMBOK
System Software
1 173 (7.43%) Active Directory
2 166 (7.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (2.92%) Hyper-V
4 63 (2.71%) Oracle RAC
5 55 (2.36%) KVM
6 50 (2.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 46 (1.98%) vSphere
8 41 (1.76%) Docker
8 41 (1.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 38 (1.63%) NFS
10 31 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
11 28 (1.20%) Firmware
11 28 (1.20%) Time Sharing Option
11 28 (1.20%) Xen
12 26 (1.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 24 (1.03%) VMware ESX
14 21 (0.90%) XenApp
15 20 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
16 18 (0.77%) SRDF
17 11 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 133 (5.71%) Tivoli
2 101 (4.34%) Puppet
3 72 (3.09%) Ansible
4 65 (2.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 60 (2.58%) SCOM
6 57 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
7 47 (2.02%) SCCM
8 36 (1.55%) NetBackup
9 35 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
10 34 (1.46%) Control-M
11 31 (1.33%) Netcool
12 30 (1.29%) EMC NetWorker
13 26 (1.12%) Backup Exec
14 23 (0.99%) QRadar
15 21 (0.90%) Nagios
16 20 (0.86%) CA Wily
17 19 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 15 (0.64%) RSA Archer
18 15 (0.64%) Tivoli Monitoring
19 14 (0.60%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 678 (29.11%) Oracle
2 325 (13.95%) HP
3 281 (12.07%) Microsoft
4 236 (10.13%) VMware
5 188 (8.07%) Red Hat
6 132 (5.67%) EMC
7 130 (5.58%) Cisco
8 96 (4.12%) Citrix
9 93 (3.99%) CA
10 77 (3.31%) SAP
11 75 (3.22%) Dell
12 72 (3.09%) Sun
13 69 (2.96%) Veritas
14 66 (2.83%) Cognos
15 63 (2.71%) NetApp
16 54 (2.32%) TIBCO
17 49 (2.10%) Informatica
18 44 (1.89%) ATG
19 41 (1.76%) AppDynamics
19 41 (1.76%) Symantec
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