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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 78 79 85
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing IBM 1147 1183 1211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.19% 2.45% 2.26%
As % of the Vendors category 4.80% 5.29% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 631 560
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £409 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.75% +9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 35
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -32.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.40 £51.50 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.53 £19.50 £30.70
% change year-on-year
+61.66% -36.48%
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
23914 22379 24954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.59% 46.38% 46.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13784 12879 13086
Average daily rate £400 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1021 1275
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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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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 -1 510 £413 -10.32% 117
South East -19 191 £409 -3.82% 43
West Midlands +18 84 £425 +0.59% 14
North West +1 83 £350 -9.67% 19
East of England -15 78 £375 +9.48% 21
Yorkshire +2 66 £425 +30.76% 15
South West -32 59 £423 +9.03% 15
East Midlands +9 48 £460 -5.64% 6
Midlands -9 11 £640 +42.22%
North East -39 3 - - 2
IBM
UK

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 635 (30.11%) WebSphere
2 577 (27.36%) Linux
3 576 (27.31%) Oracle
4 550 (26.08%) Finance
5 471 (22.33%) Windows
6 413 (19.58%) SQL
7 381 (18.07%) UNIX
8 371 (17.59%) Microsoft
9 368 (17.45%) Java
10 327 (15.50%) VMware
11 276 (13.09%) HP
12 273 (12.94%) AIX
13 244 (11.57%) DB2
14 240 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
15 224 (10.62%) SAP
16 223 (10.57%) Mainframe
16 223 (10.57%) VMware Infrastructure
17 222 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
18 206 (9.77%) ITIL
19 205 (9.72%) Middleware
20 204 (9.67%) WebSphere MQ
20 204 (9.67%) Retail
21 199 (9.44%) Banking
22 197 (9.34%) SOA
23 192 (9.10%) XML
24 183 (8.68%) SQL Server
24 183 (8.68%) SAN
25 179 (8.49%) Migration
26 171 (8.11%) EMC
27 166 (7.87%) Active Directory

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 635 (30.11%) WebSphere
2 138 (6.54%) WebSphere Application Server
3 114 (5.41%) WebLogic
3 114 (5.41%) Apache
4 97 (4.60%) Tomcat
5 83 (3.94%) IIS
6 59 (2.80%) SharePoint
7 57 (2.70%) MS Exchange
7 57 (2.70%) IBM HTTP Server
8 52 (2.47%) MQSeries
8 52 (2.47%) CICS
9 39 (1.85%) Oracle Workflow
10 34 (1.61%) FileNet
11 29 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
12 27 (1.28%) WebSphere Process Server
13 21 (1.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 21 (1.00%) IBM Notes
13 21 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 21 (1.00%) Adobe CQ
14 19 (0.90%) Lync
Applications
1 133 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 85 (4.03%) MS Office
3 36 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (1.28%) MS Project
6 6 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
7 5 (0.24%) RoboHelp
8 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.19%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.14%) SPSS
10 2 (0.095%) CPLEX
10 2 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.047%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 36 (1.71%) Oracle EBS
2 32 (1.52%) Maximo
2 32 (1.52%) Cognos TM1
3 19 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
4 18 (0.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 15 (0.71%) Workday HCM
6 13 (0.62%) SAP HR
7 11 (0.52%) TRIRIGA
8 9 (0.43%) SAP ERP
9 8 (0.38%) Misys Midas
10 7 (0.33%) SAP FI
11 6 (0.28%) Tridion
11 6 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 5 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
12 5 (0.24%) Cognos Controller
12 5 (0.24%) SAP CO
12 5 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
12 5 (0.24%) Agresso
12 5 (0.24%) BPCS
12 5 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 42 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
3 22 (1.04%) IBM SmartCloud
4 15 (0.71%) SaaS
5 11 (0.52%) IBM Blueworks
6 10 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.38%) IaaS
8 7 (0.33%) PaaS
8 7 (0.33%) Office 365
9 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (0.14%) GitHub
11 1 (0.047%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 183 (8.68%) SAN
2 137 (6.50%) DNS
3 115 (5.45%) HTTP
4 113 (5.36%) Firewall
5 77 (3.65%) SSL
6 73 (3.46%) TCP/IP
7 67 (3.18%) Internet
8 59 (2.80%) WAN
9 54 (2.56%) LAN
10 51 (2.42%) VPN
11 37 (1.75%) LDAP
11 37 (1.75%) DHCP
12 36 (1.71%) VLAN
12 36 (1.71%) Network Security
12 36 (1.71%) NAS
13 35 (1.66%) FTP
14 33 (1.56%) Fibre Channel
15 26 (1.23%) Cisco Nexus
15 26 (1.23%) Intranet
16 23 (1.09%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (11.57%) DB2
2 183 (8.68%) SQL Server
3 114 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
4 109 (5.17%) Oracle Database
5 86 (4.08%) DataStage
6 67 (3.18%) Relational Database
7 66 (3.13%) IBM InfoSphere
8 47 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 45 (2.13%) MySQL
10 43 (2.04%) Oracle Exadata
11 39 (1.85%) RDBMS
12 33 (1.56%) Big Data
13 27 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
14 24 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
15 22 (1.04%) MS Access
16 21 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
17 19 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 17 (0.81%) SAP Data Services
18 17 (0.81%) Hadoop
18 17 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 56 (2.66%) Eclipse
2 49 (2.32%) Ant
3 48 (2.28%) Jenkins
4 46 (2.18%) ClearQuest
5 45 (2.13%) ClearCase
6 44 (2.09%) JIRA
7 35 (1.66%) Maven
8 32 (1.52%) Introscope
9 30 (1.42%) Subversion
10 24 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 23 (1.09%) Hudson
12 21 (1.00%) QuickTest Pro
13 19 (0.90%) LoadRunner
13 19 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
13 19 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
14 18 (0.85%) JUnit
15 17 (0.81%) Visual Studio
15 17 (0.81%) Git (software)
16 15 (0.71%) SoapUI
17 13 (0.62%) Selenium
General
1 550 (26.08%) Finance
2 204 (9.67%) Retail
3 199 (9.44%) Banking
4 76 (3.60%) Telecoms
4 76 (3.60%) Investment Banking
5 71 (3.37%) Manufacturing
6 56 (2.66%) Financial Institution
7 47 (2.23%) Marketing
8 22 (1.04%) Advertising
8 22 (1.04%) Legal
9 19 (0.90%) Automotive
10 18 (0.85%) Back Office
11 17 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
12 15 (0.71%) Retail Banking
13 12 (0.57%) Military
13 12 (0.57%) Publishing
14 11 (0.52%) German Language
15 10 (0.47%) French Language
16 6 (0.28%) Dutch Language
16 6 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 359 (17.02%) Developer
2 304 (14.41%) Architect
3 259 (12.28%) Analyst
4 181 (8.58%) Consultant
5 174 (8.25%) Administrator
6 104 (4.93%) Project Manager
7 91 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
8 82 (3.89%) Business Analyst
9 67 (3.18%) WebSphere Developer
10 66 (3.13%) Java Developer
11 58 (2.75%) Systems Engineer
12 51 (2.42%) Technical Architect
12 51 (2.42%) Infrastructure Architect
13 46 (2.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 42 (1.99%) Integration Architect
15 41 (1.94%) Systems Administrator
15 41 (1.94%) DBA
15 41 (1.94%) Senior Developer
16 39 (1.85%) Server Administrator
17 38 (1.80%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (9.72%) Middleware
2 204 (9.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 192 (9.10%) XML
4 150 (7.11%) Web Services
5 134 (6.35%) J2EE
6 133 (6.31%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 122 (5.78%) HTML
8 97 (4.60%) .NET
9 93 (4.41%) SOAP
10 80 (3.79%) CSS
11 71 (3.37%) JMS
12 65 (3.08%) Spring
12 65 (3.08%) REST
13 54 (2.56%) JSP
14 46 (2.18%) JDBC
14 46 (2.18%) XSLT
14 46 (2.18%) WSDL
15 42 (1.99%) Ajax
16 39 (1.85%) XSD
17 37 (1.75%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 223 (10.57%) Mainframe
2 222 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 116 (5.50%) IBM Mainframe
4 114 (5.41%) Clustering
5 79 (3.75%) Management Information System
6 70 (3.32%) DataPower
6 70 (3.32%) iSeries
7 50 (2.37%) AS400
7 50 (2.37%) Replication
8 49 (2.32%) Open Source
9 44 (2.09%) Hedge funds
10 35 (1.66%) Computer Science
11 27 (1.28%) HACMP
11 27 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
12 26 (1.23%) Visualisation
13 25 (1.19%) Client/Server
14 22 (1.04%) Web 2.0
14 22 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
15 21 (1.00%) Data Integration
15 21 (1.00%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 577 (27.36%) Linux
2 471 (22.33%) Windows
3 381 (18.07%) UNIX
4 273 (12.94%) AIX
5 154 (7.30%) Solaris
6 133 (6.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 106 (5.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 88 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 72 (3.41%) zOS
10 60 (2.84%) SUSE
11 49 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 40 (1.90%) Windows 7
13 39 (1.85%) Windows XP
14 38 (1.80%) HPUX
15 37 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
16 35 (1.66%) SELinux
17 15 (0.71%) Windows 2000
18 12 (0.57%) Apple iOS
19 11 (0.52%) VMS
20 10 (0.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (9.77%) ITIL
3 197 (9.34%) SOA
4 179 (8.49%) Migration
5 143 (6.78%) E-Commerce
6 135 (6.40%) Project Management
7 121 (5.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 114 (5.41%) ETL
9 105 (4.98%) UML
10 102 (4.84%) TOGAF
11 95 (4.50%) Business Intelligence
12 79 (3.75%) DevOps
13 77 (3.65%) PRINCE2
14 74 (3.51%) OO
14 74 (3.51%) Workflow
15 73 (3.46%) Data Management
16 72 (3.41%) Service Delivery
17 68 (3.22%) Scrum
18 65 (3.08%) Performance Tuning
19 62 (2.94%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 413 (19.58%) SQL
2 368 (17.45%) Java
3 123 (5.83%) JavaScript
4 113 (5.36%) Bash Shell
5 108 (5.12%) Perl
6 101 (4.79%) Python
7 91 (4.31%) Shell Script
8 65 (3.08%) PL/SQL
9 64 (3.03%) COBOL
9 64 (3.03%) PowerShell
10 61 (2.89%) C
11 44 (2.09%) Korn
12 42 (1.99%) Ruby
12 42 (1.99%) Jython
13 41 (1.94%) C#
14 32 (1.52%) VB
15 29 (1.38%) XPath
16 28 (1.33%) VBScript
17 27 (1.28%) JCL
18 25 (1.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 134 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 94 (4.46%) Degree
3 93 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 50 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (1.33%) MCSE
6 21 (1.00%) ISEB
7 19 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 16 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 16 (0.76%) IBM Certification
10 15 (0.71%) PMI Certification
10 15 (0.71%) MCITP
11 13 (0.62%) ISTQB
11 13 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (0.62%) RHCE
12 12 (0.57%) CCNA
12 12 (0.57%) DV Cleared
13 11 (0.52%) MCSA
14 10 (0.47%) CCNP
14 10 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.37%) QA
2 39 (1.85%) SLA
3 24 (1.14%) Data Quality
4 21 (1.00%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.19%) COBIT
9 3 (0.14%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.095%) RosettaNet
11 1 (0.047%) GxP
System Software
1 223 (10.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 166 (7.87%) Active Directory
3 91 (4.31%) vSphere
4 70 (3.32%) Oracle RAC
5 46 (2.18%) XenApp
6 44 (2.09%) Hyper-V
6 44 (2.09%) VMware ESX
7 33 (1.56%) vCloud
8 32 (1.52%) NFS
9 23 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (1.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 20 (0.95%) Xen
11 19 (0.90%) RACF
12 14 (0.66%) ISA Server
13 13 (0.62%) XenDesktop
13 13 (0.62%) GPFS
14 12 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 11 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
15 11 (0.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 11 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 139 (6.59%) Tivoli
2 103 (4.88%) Puppet
3 102 (4.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 41 (1.94%) NetBackup
5 31 (1.47%) Backup Exec
6 26 (1.23%) SCCM
6 26 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
7 22 (1.04%) OpenView
8 21 (1.00%) Ansible
8 21 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
9 18 (0.85%) Netcool
10 17 (0.81%) HP SIM
10 17 (0.81%) SCOM
11 15 (0.71%) CA Wily
11 15 (0.71%) Control-M
12 14 (0.66%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 14 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
13 13 (0.62%) Data Guard
13 13 (0.62%) Nagios
14 12 (0.57%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 576 (27.31%) Oracle
2 371 (17.59%) Microsoft
3 327 (15.50%) VMware
4 276 (13.09%) HP
5 224 (10.62%) SAP
6 171 (8.11%) EMC
7 166 (7.87%) Cisco
8 160 (7.59%) Red Hat
9 128 (6.07%) Citrix
10 119 (5.64%) NetApp
11 89 (4.22%) JBoss
12 87 (4.13%) Cognos
13 80 (3.79%) Sun
14 47 (2.23%) Informatica
15 46 (2.18%) Remedy
15 46 (2.18%) Dell
15 46 (2.18%) CA
16 44 (2.09%) Siebel
16 44 (2.09%) Brocade
17 39 (1.85%) Software AG
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