The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 93 81 85
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs citing IBM 1028 1075 1134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.08% 2.31% 2.14%
As % of the Vendors category 4.57% 4.93% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 555 540
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 £288 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £575 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 25
Average hourly rate £31.25 £29.00 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% -4.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £19.48 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.45 £50.00 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -28.57%
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22496 21802 24502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.51% 46.80% 46.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12762 12179 12830
Average daily rate £388 £389 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.39% +2.44%
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 1002 1111 1284
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
IBM
UK

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +10 459 £450 - 85
South East -26 190 £378 -8.48% 51
North West -8 77 £380 +1.33% 11
West Midlands -9 65 £425 +3.03% 12
East of England -25 58 £400 +30.61% 13
Yorkshire +10 57 £425 +41.66% 11
East Midlands +3 42 £438 -2.77% 14
South West -35 33 £400 +3.22% 14
North East -7 10 £258 -39.41% 1
Midlands +5 9 - - 1
South Coast - - - -
IBM
UK

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 599 (29.65%) WebSphere
2 584 (28.91%) Oracle
3 555 (27.48%) Finance
4 489 (24.21%) Linux
5 420 (20.79%) Windows
5 420 (20.79%) SQL
6 418 (20.69%) UNIX
7 341 (16.88%) Java
8 308 (15.25%) Microsoft
9 267 (13.22%) VMware
10 258 (12.77%) HP
11 249 (12.33%) AIX
12 244 (12.08%) DB2
13 209 (10.35%) SAP
13 209 (10.35%) Retail
14 207 (10.25%) Mainframe
15 198 (9.80%) Banking
16 194 (9.60%) Migration
17 193 (9.55%) ITIL
18 191 (9.46%) WebSphere MQ
19 182 (9.01%) XML
20 178 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
21 176 (8.71%) Solaris
22 166 (8.22%) Middleware
23 161 (7.97%) E-Commerce
24 160 (7.92%) SOA
25 159 (7.87%) Tivoli
26 157 (7.77%) Cisco
27 154 (7.62%) Project Management
28 153 (7.57%) Red Hat

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 599 (29.65%) WebSphere
2 131 (6.49%) WebSphere Application Server
3 112 (5.54%) WebLogic
4 89 (4.41%) Tomcat
5 85 (4.21%) Apache
6 83 (4.11%) IIS
7 65 (3.22%) MQSeries
7 65 (3.22%) CICS
8 54 (2.67%) MS Exchange
9 53 (2.62%) SharePoint
10 37 (1.83%) FileNet
11 32 (1.58%) IBM HTTP Server
12 26 (1.29%) Oracle Workflow
13 25 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
14 24 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 22 (1.09%) Lync
15 22 (1.09%) WebSphere Portal
16 20 (0.99%) Oracle Coherence
17 16 (0.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 15 (0.74%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 111 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 83 (4.11%) MS Office
3 39 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.34%) MS Project
5 17 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
7 6 (0.30%) RoboHelp
8 5 (0.25%) SPSS
9 4 (0.20%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.050%) Stata
11 1 (0.050%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 45 (2.23%) Cognos TM1
2 32 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
3 31 (1.53%) Maximo
4 18 (0.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 17 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
6 13 (0.64%) Workday HCM
7 12 (0.59%) SAP ERP
7 12 (0.59%) Tridion
8 11 (0.54%) SAP HR
8 11 (0.54%) TRIRIGA
9 9 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
10 8 (0.40%) SAP FI
11 7 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 6 (0.30%) Cognos Controller
12 6 (0.30%) SAP CO
12 6 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
12 6 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
12 6 (0.30%) Agresso
12 6 (0.30%) Magento
13 5 (0.25%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 40 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (0.89%) SaaS
3 18 (0.89%) IBM SmartCloud
4 11 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.40%) IBM Blueworks
5 8 (0.40%) GitHub
6 6 (0.30%) IaaS
6 6 (0.30%) PaaS
7 3 (0.15%) Office 365
7 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 148 (7.33%) SAN
2 123 (6.09%) Firewall
3 104 (5.15%) DNS
4 84 (4.16%) HTTP
5 71 (3.51%) TCP/IP
6 63 (3.12%) LAN
7 57 (2.82%) WAN
8 55 (2.72%) Internet
9 49 (2.43%) VPN
9 49 (2.43%) SSL
10 40 (1.98%) FTP
11 34 (1.68%) Network Security
11 34 (1.68%) NAS
12 31 (1.53%) Fibre Channel
13 30 (1.49%) LDAP
14 26 (1.29%) VLAN
15 24 (1.19%) iSCSI
15 24 (1.19%) DHCP
16 20 (0.99%) Intranet
17 19 (0.94%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (12.08%) DB2
2 142 (7.03%) Oracle Database
3 141 (6.98%) SQL Server
4 138 (6.83%) Data Warehouse
5 96 (4.75%) DataStage
6 83 (4.11%) Relational Database
7 59 (2.92%) IBM InfoSphere
8 41 (2.03%) RDBMS
8 41 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
9 40 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 38 (1.88%) MySQL
11 33 (1.63%) Oracle Exadata
12 29 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
12 29 (1.44%) Oracle ODI
13 26 (1.29%) Big Data
14 21 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 20 (0.99%) SAP Data Services
16 19 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
16 19 (0.94%) SAP BW
17 18 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 58 (2.87%) Ant
2 54 (2.67%) Eclipse
3 50 (2.48%) JIRA
4 44 (2.18%) ClearQuest
5 39 (1.93%) Jenkins
6 38 (1.88%) ClearCase
7 37 (1.83%) Subversion
8 28 (1.39%) QuickTest Pro
9 27 (1.34%) Maven
10 25 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (1.19%) JUnit
12 23 (1.14%) Introscope
13 22 (1.09%) LoadRunner
14 20 (0.99%) Git (software)
15 18 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
16 17 (0.84%) Log4j
16 17 (0.84%) Talend Open Studio
16 17 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
16 17 (0.84%) Hudson
17 15 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 555 (27.48%) Finance
2 209 (10.35%) Retail
3 198 (9.80%) Banking
4 84 (4.16%) Manufacturing
5 83 (4.11%) Telecoms
6 74 (3.66%) Investment Banking
7 65 (3.22%) Financial Institution
8 35 (1.73%) Marketing
9 24 (1.19%) Advertising
10 19 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
11 18 (0.89%) Legal
12 15 (0.74%) Publishing
13 14 (0.69%) Back Office
14 12 (0.59%) Automotive
14 12 (0.59%) Military
15 10 (0.50%) French Language
16 8 (0.40%) German Language
16 8 (0.40%) Dutch Language
16 8 (0.40%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 309 (15.30%) Developer
2 283 (14.01%) Analyst
3 281 (13.91%) Architect
4 186 (9.21%) Consultant
5 173 (8.56%) Administrator
6 127 (6.29%) Project Manager
7 90 (4.46%) Business Analyst
8 79 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
9 60 (2.97%) Java Developer
10 49 (2.43%) Systems Engineer
11 46 (2.28%) Infrastructure Architect
12 45 (2.23%) Technical Architect
13 44 (2.18%) WebSphere Administrator
13 44 (2.18%) WebSphere Developer
14 42 (2.08%) Tester
15 41 (2.03%) Systems Administrator
16 40 (1.98%) Integration Architect
16 40 (1.98%) Technical Manager
17 38 (1.88%) Test Analyst
18 35 (1.73%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (9.46%) WebSphere MQ
2 182 (9.01%) XML
3 166 (8.22%) Middleware
4 135 (6.68%) J2EE
5 127 (6.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 125 (6.19%) Web Services
7 117 (5.79%) HTML
8 78 (3.86%) .NET
8 78 (3.86%) SOAP
9 56 (2.77%) CSS
10 55 (2.72%) XSLT
11 53 (2.62%) JMS
12 48 (2.38%) Spring
13 44 (2.18%) REST
14 39 (1.93%) JSP
15 36 (1.78%) JDBC
16 34 (1.68%) Ajax
17 31 (1.53%) XSD
17 31 (1.53%) Flash
18 30 (1.49%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 207 (10.25%) Mainframe
2 111 (5.50%) IBM Mainframe
3 97 (4.80%) Clustering
4 62 (3.07%) Management Information System
5 60 (2.97%) DataPower
5 60 (2.97%) iSeries
6 56 (2.77%) AS400
7 48 (2.38%) Open Source
8 45 (2.23%) Replication
8 45 (2.23%) Hedge funds
9 28 (1.39%) Mobile App
10 27 (1.34%) Web 2.0
11 26 (1.29%) Computer Science
12 24 (1.19%) HACMP
13 23 (1.14%) SWIFT
14 22 (1.09%) Client/Server
14 22 (1.09%) Data Integration
15 20 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
16 17 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
17 16 (0.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 489 (24.21%) Linux
2 420 (20.79%) Windows
3 418 (20.69%) UNIX
4 249 (12.33%) AIX
5 176 (8.71%) Solaris
6 124 (6.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 95 (4.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 81 (4.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 69 (3.42%) zOS
10 42 (2.08%) SUSE
11 40 (1.98%) HPUX
12 31 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
13 30 (1.49%) SELinux
14 29 (1.44%) Apple iOS
15 28 (1.39%) Windows XP
16 25 (1.24%) Oracle Linux
16 25 (1.24%) Windows 7
17 16 (0.79%) Android
18 13 (0.64%) VMS
19 12 (0.59%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (9.60%) Migration
2 193 (9.55%) ITIL
3 161 (7.97%) E-Commerce
4 160 (7.92%) SOA
5 154 (7.62%) Project Management
6 121 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
7 117 (5.79%) ETL
8 104 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
9 102 (5.05%) UML
10 95 (4.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 87 (4.31%) Data Management
12 81 (4.01%) PRINCE2
13 79 (3.91%) Service Delivery
14 76 (3.76%) TOGAF
15 73 (3.61%) ERP
16 72 (3.56%) Scrum
17 70 (3.47%) OO
18 66 (3.27%) Workflow
19 64 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
19 64 (3.17%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 420 (20.79%) SQL
2 341 (16.88%) Java
3 114 (5.64%) Bash Shell
4 107 (5.30%) JavaScript
5 89 (4.41%) Perl
6 87 (4.31%) Shell Script
7 85 (4.21%) Python
8 72 (3.56%) PL/SQL
9 60 (2.97%) COBOL
10 59 (2.92%) Korn
11 49 (2.43%) C
12 45 (2.23%) PowerShell
13 36 (1.78%) Ruby
14 33 (1.63%) C#
15 32 (1.58%) XPath
16 29 (1.44%) C++
17 28 (1.39%) JCL
18 26 (1.29%) T-SQL
19 25 (1.24%) VB
20 24 (1.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 115 (5.69%) Security Cleared
2 98 (4.85%) Degree
3 79 (3.91%) SC Cleared
4 35 (1.73%) ISEB
5 31 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 23 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
8 22 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (0.89%) MCSE
9 18 (0.89%) IBM Certification
9 18 (0.89%) ISTQB
10 15 (0.74%) PMI Certification
11 14 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 13 (0.64%) CCNP
12 13 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 12 (0.59%) MCITP
14 11 (0.54%) DV Cleared
14 11 (0.54%) CISSP
14 11 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
15 10 (0.50%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.67%) QA
2 38 (1.88%) SLA
3 20 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.74%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.50%) RosettaNet
7 5 (0.25%) ISO 8583
8 3 (0.15%) COBIT
9 1 (0.050%) GxP
9 1 (0.050%) Basel III
System Software
1 178 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 128 (6.34%) Active Directory
3 69 (3.42%) vSphere
4 63 (3.12%) Oracle RAC
5 41 (2.03%) Hyper-V
6 38 (1.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 35 (1.73%) VMware ESX
8 30 (1.49%) NFS
9 27 (1.34%) XenApp
10 26 (1.29%) vCloud
11 25 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
12 24 (1.19%) Xen
13 18 (0.89%) GPFS
14 14 (0.69%) RACF
14 14 (0.69%) SRDF
15 12 (0.59%) XenDesktop
15 12 (0.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 9 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 9 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
16 9 (0.45%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 159 (7.87%) Tivoli
2 87 (4.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 81 (4.01%) Puppet
4 43 (2.13%) NetBackup
5 21 (1.04%) Backup Exec
6 19 (0.94%) OpenView
6 19 (0.94%) SCCM
6 19 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
7 18 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (0.84%) Control-M
9 16 (0.79%) Ansible
10 15 (0.74%) SCOM
10 15 (0.74%) HP SIM
11 14 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
11 14 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
12 13 (0.64%) Nagios
12 13 (0.64%) Netcool
12 13 (0.64%) Data Guard
13 12 (0.59%) Tivoli Monitoring
13 12 (0.59%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 584 (28.91%) Oracle
2 308 (15.25%) Microsoft
3 267 (13.22%) VMware
4 258 (12.77%) HP
5 209 (10.35%) SAP
6 157 (7.77%) Cisco
7 153 (7.57%) Red Hat
8 139 (6.88%) EMC
9 117 (5.79%) NetApp
10 105 (5.20%) Cognos
11 90 (4.46%) Citrix
12 68 (3.37%) Sun
13 60 (2.97%) Siebel
14 59 (2.92%) JBoss
15 49 (2.43%) Informatica
16 43 (2.13%) TIBCO
17 41 (2.03%) Dell
18 40 (1.98%) CA
19 39 (1.93%) Remedy
20 35 (1.73%) ATG
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