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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 99 92 86
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing IBM 947 914 907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.04% 2.08% 2.24%
As % of the Vendors category 4.44% 4.55% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 488 437
Average daily rate
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£428 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.26% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £400 £383
% change year-on-year
-2.81% +4.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 38
Average hourly rate £35.63 £17.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.57% +45.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -31.37%
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
21330 20067 18887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.93% 45.63% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 12693 11425 10135
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £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 934 897 1222
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.65 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +16 420 £475 +14.52% 136
South East -24 171 £363 -13.43% 57
North West +12 95 £376 +6.98% 23
South West -9 62 £459 +18.38% 20
Yorkshire -2 46 £428 +14.00% 17
East Midlands +25 44 £363 -14.70% 16
West Midlands +6 33 £395 -5.10% 15
East of England -38 30 £444 +6.28% 14
North East -6 17 £290 -21.40% 4
IBM
UK

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 554 (27.20%) WebSphere
2 494 (24.25%) Finance
3 458 (22.48%) Linux
4 452 (22.19%) Windows
5 451 (22.14%) Oracle
6 371 (18.21%) SQL
7 355 (17.43%) Java
8 346 (16.99%) UNIX
9 339 (16.64%) Microsoft
10 298 (14.63%) VMware
11 260 (12.76%) Banking
12 259 (12.71%) HP
13 252 (12.37%) ITIL
14 238 (11.68%) AIX
14 238 (11.68%) SAN
15 228 (11.19%) DB2
16 216 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
17 210 (10.31%) Middleware
18 190 (9.33%) SQL Server
19 185 (9.08%) VMware Infrastructure
20 180 (8.84%) SAP
21 177 (8.69%) WebSphere MQ
22 172 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
23 163 (8.00%) Tivoli
23 163 (8.00%) EMC
24 162 (7.95%) XML
25 159 (7.81%) Project Management
26 156 (7.66%) Solaris
27 152 (7.46%) Mainframe
28 151 (7.41%) Cisco

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 554 (27.20%) WebSphere
2 148 (7.27%) WebSphere Application Server
3 91 (4.47%) IIS
4 90 (4.42%) Apache
5 83 (4.07%) SharePoint
6 77 (3.78%) Tomcat
7 69 (3.39%) WebLogic
8 64 (3.14%) IBM HTTP Server
9 63 (3.09%) JBoss
10 54 (2.65%) MS Exchange
11 47 (2.31%) CICS
12 37 (1.82%) IBM Notes
12 37 (1.82%) WebSphere Process Server
13 31 (1.52%) Lotus Domino
14 29 (1.42%) FileNet
15 22 (1.08%) OpenStack
15 22 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
15 22 (1.08%) TIBCO EMS
16 20 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
16 20 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 120 (5.89%) MS Excel
2 66 (3.24%) MS Office
3 27 (1.33%) MS Project
4 26 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 24 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (0.79%) SPSS
7 6 (0.29%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.20%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.098%) Simulink
10 1 (0.049%) CPLEX
10 1 (0.049%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 48 (2.36%) Cognos TM1
2 27 (1.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 26 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
4 21 (1.03%) Maximo
5 7 (0.34%) SunGard GMI
5 7 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.25%) Misys Midas
8 4 (0.20%) TRIRIGA
8 4 (0.20%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.20%) WebTrends
8 4 (0.20%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle HRMS
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.15%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.15%) VisionPLUS
9 3 (0.15%) Summit
9 3 (0.15%) Unica Affinium
9 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (0.98%) IBM Blueworks
1 20 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (0.59%) SaaS
4 11 (0.54%) IBM SmartCloud
5 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (0.39%) Office 365
7 7 (0.34%) IaaS
7 7 (0.34%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.25%) PaaS
9 3 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.15%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.098%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.049%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 238 (11.68%) SAN
2 96 (4.71%) HTTP
3 93 (4.57%) DNS
3 93 (4.57%) Firewall
4 83 (4.07%) TCP/IP
5 71 (3.49%) WAN
6 61 (2.99%) SSL
7 57 (2.80%) Internet
8 55 (2.70%) NAS
9 53 (2.60%) LAN
10 45 (2.21%) LDAP
11 44 (2.16%) VPN
12 41 (2.01%) NetScaler
13 36 (1.77%) FTP
14 35 (1.72%) DHCP
15 33 (1.62%) Cisco Nexus
16 30 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
16 30 (1.47%) VLAN
17 27 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
18 26 (1.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (11.19%) DB2
2 190 (9.33%) SQL Server
3 109 (5.35%) Relational Database
4 107 (5.25%) Data Warehouse
5 78 (3.83%) DataStage
5 78 (3.83%) Oracle Database
6 61 (2.99%) IBM InfoSphere
7 52 (2.55%) RDBMS
8 34 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 33 (1.62%) MySQL
10 29 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 24 (1.18%) OLAP
12 23 (1.13%) Big Data
13 22 (1.08%) Oracle Exadata
13 22 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
14 20 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
15 19 (0.93%) Hadoop
16 18 (0.88%) SAP HANA
17 17 (0.83%) OLTP
17 17 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 50 (2.45%) Eclipse
2 35 (1.72%) Ant
3 31 (1.52%) JIRA
3 31 (1.52%) Jenkins
4 26 (1.28%) SoapUI
4 26 (1.28%) Maven
5 24 (1.18%) ClearCase
6 23 (1.13%) Subversion
7 21 (1.03%) Introscope
8 18 (0.88%) ClearQuest
9 17 (0.83%) JUnit
10 16 (0.79%) MSI
11 14 (0.69%) RequisitePro
12 13 (0.64%) QuickTest Pro
12 13 (0.64%) Visual Studio
12 13 (0.64%) NUnit
12 13 (0.64%) TeamCity
12 13 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
13 12 (0.59%) Selenium
14 11 (0.54%) ERwin
General
1 494 (24.25%) Finance
2 260 (12.76%) Banking
3 132 (6.48%) Retail
4 86 (4.22%) Investment Banking
5 71 (3.49%) Telecoms
6 60 (2.95%) Manufacturing
7 52 (2.55%) Marketing
8 28 (1.37%) Financial Institution
9 26 (1.28%) Legal
10 20 (0.98%) Back Office
11 18 (0.88%) Retail Banking
12 12 (0.59%) Automotive
13 10 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.49%) Front Office
14 9 (0.44%) Advertising
15 7 (0.34%) Military
15 7 (0.34%) Billing
16 5 (0.25%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.20%) German Language
17 4 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 349 (17.13%) Architect
2 313 (15.37%) Developer
3 269 (13.21%) Analyst
4 189 (9.28%) Administrator
5 184 (9.03%) Consultant
6 96 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
7 86 (4.22%) Project Manager
8 80 (3.93%) Technical Architect
9 67 (3.29%) Business Analyst
10 66 (3.24%) Java Developer
11 60 (2.95%) Support Analyst
12 59 (2.90%) Infrastructure Architect
13 53 (2.60%) Systems Administrator
14 50 (2.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 46 (2.26%) Systems Engineer
16 41 (2.01%) WebSphere Developer
17 35 (1.72%) Test Analyst
17 35 (1.72%) Designer
18 29 (1.42%) DBA
19 27 (1.33%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (10.31%) Middleware
2 177 (8.69%) WebSphere MQ
3 162 (7.95%) XML
4 149 (7.31%) Web Services
5 115 (5.65%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 103 (5.06%) HTML
7 98 (4.81%) J2EE
8 97 (4.76%) .NET
9 72 (3.53%) CSS
10 71 (3.49%) SOAP
11 59 (2.90%) JDBC
12 55 (2.70%) JSP
13 54 (2.65%) Spring
14 51 (2.50%) JMS
15 45 (2.21%) Ajax
16 39 (1.91%) REST
17 35 (1.72%) WSDL
18 32 (1.57%) HTML5
19 31 (1.52%) Struts
20 27 (1.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 172 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
2 152 (7.46%) Mainframe
3 101 (4.96%) IBM Mainframe
4 79 (3.88%) Clustering
5 76 (3.73%) Replication
6 75 (3.68%) iSeries
7 66 (3.24%) DataPower
8 59 (2.90%) Management Information System
9 45 (2.21%) AS400
10 35 (1.72%) Open Source
11 27 (1.33%) HACMP
12 26 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (1.13%) Blackberry
13 23 (1.13%) Data Integration
14 22 (1.08%) Computer Science
15 20 (0.98%) Visualisation
16 18 (0.88%) VSAM
17 17 (0.83%) IBM XIV
18 16 (0.79%) Derivative
18 16 (0.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 458 (22.48%) Linux
2 452 (22.19%) Windows
3 346 (16.99%) UNIX
4 238 (11.68%) AIX
5 156 (7.66%) Solaris
6 116 (5.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 102 (5.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 81 (3.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 61 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 55 (2.70%) zOS
11 51 (2.50%) SUSE
12 35 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
12 35 (1.72%) Windows 7
13 33 (1.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 31 (1.52%) Windows XP
15 29 (1.42%) HPUX
16 12 (0.59%) Apple iOS
17 11 (0.54%) Android
17 11 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
18 10 (0.49%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (12.37%) ITIL
2 216 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (7.81%) Project Management
4 133 (6.53%) Migration
5 128 (6.28%) SOA
6 123 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 108 (5.30%) ETL
8 106 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
9 92 (4.52%) TOGAF
10 90 (4.42%) Data Modelling
11 85 (4.17%) E-Commerce
12 75 (3.68%) Performance Tuning
13 66 (3.24%) UML
14 65 (3.19%) Scrum
14 65 (3.19%) Change Management
15 64 (3.14%) Disaster Recovery
16 63 (3.09%) Analytics
17 58 (2.85%) Configuration Management
18 57 (2.80%) User Acceptance Testing
19 54 (2.65%) OO
Programming Languages
1 371 (18.21%) SQL
2 355 (17.43%) Java
3 120 (5.89%) Perl
4 106 (5.20%) JavaScript
5 77 (3.78%) Shell Script
6 63 (3.09%) PowerShell
7 61 (2.99%) C
8 59 (2.90%) Bash Shell
9 56 (2.75%) Python
10 52 (2.55%) COBOL
11 49 (2.41%) PL/SQL
12 46 (2.26%) C#
13 38 (1.87%) Korn
14 33 (1.62%) Jython
15 32 (1.57%) VBScript
16 31 (1.52%) JCL
17 25 (1.23%) Ruby
18 24 (1.18%) RPG
19 21 (1.03%) VB
20 16 (0.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 125 (6.14%) Security Cleared
2 86 (4.22%) SC Cleared
3 77 (3.78%) Degree
4 51 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (1.47%) MCSE
6 29 (1.42%) IBM Certification
7 23 (1.13%) MCITP
8 22 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (1.03%) DV Cleared
10 20 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (0.74%) ISEB
12 12 (0.59%) ISTQB
12 12 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 12 (0.59%) CCNA
12 12 (0.59%) CCNP
13 11 (0.54%) MCP
14 10 (0.49%) MCSA
15 9 (0.44%) RHCE
15 9 (0.44%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.29%) QA
2 33 (1.62%) SLA
3 23 (1.13%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.83%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.44%) Solvency II
7 8 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.29%) COBIT
9 4 (0.20%) GAAP
10 2 (0.098%) FATCA
10 2 (0.098%) GMP
10 2 (0.098%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.049%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.049%) EMIR
System Software
1 185 (9.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 140 (6.87%) Active Directory
3 89 (4.37%) vSphere
4 65 (3.19%) VMware ESX
5 47 (2.31%) XenApp
6 46 (2.26%) Hyper-V
7 40 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
8 33 (1.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 30 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
10 27 (1.33%) Firmware
10 27 (1.33%) PowerHA
11 25 (1.23%) NFS
11 25 (1.23%) RACF
11 25 (1.23%) XenDesktop
12 15 (0.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 15 (0.74%) FreeRADIUS
13 14 (0.69%) KVM
14 12 (0.59%) vCloud
15 11 (0.54%) SRDF
15 11 (0.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 163 (8.00%) Tivoli
2 97 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 65 (3.19%) SCCM
4 55 (2.70%) Puppet
5 49 (2.41%) SCOM
6 43 (2.11%) NetBackup
7 36 (1.77%) Netcool
8 29 (1.42%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 26 (1.28%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 21 (1.03%) Backup Exec
10 21 (1.03%) HP SIM
11 18 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
12 15 (0.74%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 14 (0.69%) SELinux
13 14 (0.69%) EdgeSight
13 14 (0.69%) Red Hat Satellite
13 14 (0.69%) SCVMM
14 13 (0.64%) Control-M
14 13 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
15 11 (0.54%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 451 (22.14%) Oracle
2 339 (16.64%) Microsoft
3 298 (14.63%) VMware
4 259 (12.71%) HP
5 180 (8.84%) SAP
6 163 (8.00%) EMC
7 151 (7.41%) Cisco
8 144 (7.07%) Red Hat
9 142 (6.97%) Cognos
10 122 (5.99%) Citrix
11 100 (4.91%) NetApp
12 72 (3.53%) Dell
13 65 (3.19%) Sun
14 64 (3.14%) CA
15 59 (2.90%) Lotus
16 53 (2.60%) Veritas
17 50 (2.45%) TIBCO
18 47 (2.31%) Symantec
19 45 (2.21%) Brocade
20 43 (2.11%) Informatica
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Go Partnership.
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
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Winchester, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
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Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Annapurna
Rate: £270 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Annapurna
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
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City, London
Annapurna
Rate: £270 - £440 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Annapurna
Rate: £270 - £440 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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London
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