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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 100 95 95
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing IBM 1034 980 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.19% 2.09% 2.16%
As % of the Vendors category 5.13% 4.55% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 508 529
Average daily rate £415 £428 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.92% +3.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £408
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 19
Average hourly rate £41.50 £36.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.48% +107.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% +100.00%
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
20147 21530 20522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 42.67% 45.84% 45.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12197 12717 11600
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 801 925 915
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.85% +6.06%

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -44 329 £463 +2.77% 83
South East +21 227 £413 +10.00% 53
North West +7 133 £400 +5.26% 16
West Midlands +30 82 £450 +3.44% 11
South West +2 66 £400 -16.18% 22
East of England +25 62 £450 +2.85% 9
Yorkshire 0 60 £390 -8.77% 14
East Midlands -13 36 £388 +6.89% 14
North East -22 24 £338 +14.40% 5
Midlands -8 5 £650 -10.34%
IBM
UK

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 558 (25.34%) Finance
2 543 (24.66%) Linux
3 542 (24.61%) WebSphere
4 507 (23.02%) Oracle
5 501 (22.75%) Unix
6 468 (21.25%) Windows
7 462 (20.98%) SQL
8 399 (18.12%) Java
9 324 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
10 317 (14.40%) AIX
10 317 (14.40%) Microsoft
11 292 (13.26%) DB2
12 271 (12.31%) VMware
13 259 (11.76%) HP
14 258 (11.72%) Banking
15 252 (11.44%) Middleware
16 223 (10.13%) Security Cleared
17 205 (9.31%) Data Centre
18 199 (9.04%) SQL Server
18 199 (9.04%) XML
19 194 (8.81%) Red Hat
20 192 (8.72%) Migration
21 191 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
22 190 (8.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 187 (8.49%) Cisco
24 185 (8.40%) Web Services
25 184 (8.36%) Mainframe
26 176 (7.99%) SOAP
27 167 (7.58%) Solaris
28 162 (7.36%) WebSphere Application Server

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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
1 542 (24.61%) WebSphere
2 162 (7.36%) WebSphere Application Server
3 91 (4.13%) WebLogic
4 90 (4.09%) Apache
5 82 (3.72%) IIS
6 81 (3.68%) JBoss
7 79 (3.59%) Tomcat
8 67 (3.04%) MQSeries
9 60 (2.72%) SharePoint
10 56 (2.54%) CICS
11 47 (2.13%) MS Exchange
12 43 (1.95%) SAS
13 36 (1.63%) IBM HTTP Server
14 28 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
14 28 (1.27%) IBM Domino
15 27 (1.23%) WebSphere Process Server
16 24 (1.09%) IBM Notes
16 24 (1.09%) OpenStack
16 24 (1.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 21 (0.95%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 117 (5.31%) MS Excel
2 84 (3.81%) MS Office
3 29 (1.32%) SPSS
4 22 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.64%) MS Project
6 6 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.091%) Simulink
8 2 (0.091%) Stateflow
8 2 (0.091%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 43 (1.95%) Maximo
2 33 (1.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 18 (0.82%) Unica
4 15 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
5 14 (0.64%) Magento
6 13 (0.59%) Cognos TM1
7 11 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
7 11 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 9 (0.41%) BASE24
8 9 (0.41%) BusinessWare
8 9 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
8 9 (0.41%) SAP R/3
9 8 (0.36%) assyst
9 8 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
10 7 (0.32%) HFM
11 6 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
11 6 (0.27%) Eloqua
12 5 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
12 5 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
12 5 (0.23%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 61 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.00%) SaaS
3 19 (0.86%) IBM PureFlex
3 19 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (0.82%) PaaS
5 16 (0.73%) Office 365
6 15 (0.68%) IaaS
7 14 (0.64%) SoftLayer
8 7 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.23%) Bluemix
9 5 (0.23%) GitHub
9 5 (0.23%) Silverpop
10 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.14%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.091%) IBM Blueworks
11 2 (0.091%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.091%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.045%) Heroku
12 1 (0.045%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 146 (6.63%) SAN
2 136 (6.18%) Firewall
3 121 (5.50%) HTTP
4 89 (4.04%) TCP/IP
5 85 (3.86%) SSL
6 80 (3.63%) WAN
7 74 (3.36%) FTP
8 73 (3.32%) DNS
9 70 (3.18%) LAN
10 41 (1.86%) VPN
11 36 (1.63%) Internet
12 34 (1.54%) LDAP
12 34 (1.54%) SMTP
13 29 (1.32%) NAS
13 29 (1.32%) Network Security
14 28 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
15 25 (1.14%) MPLS
15 25 (1.14%) SNMP
16 24 (1.09%) HTTPS
17 23 (1.04%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (13.26%) DB2
2 199 (9.04%) SQL Server
3 110 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 104 (4.72%) IBM InfoSphere
5 99 (4.50%) Oracle Database
6 94 (4.27%) Relational Database
7 66 (3.00%) DataStage
8 55 (2.50%) Hadoop
9 54 (2.45%) Big Data
10 47 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
11 44 (2.00%) RDBMS
12 43 (1.95%) MySQL
13 37 (1.68%) Neo4j
14 28 (1.27%) MongoDB
15 27 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 22 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 17 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
18 16 (0.73%) GIS
18 16 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
19 15 (0.68%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 81 (3.68%) Subversion
2 70 (3.18%) Git (software)
3 69 (3.13%) Maven
4 65 (2.95%) ClearCase
5 62 (2.82%) Jenkins
6 54 (2.45%) Ant
7 53 (2.41%) ClearQuest
8 48 (2.18%) Eclipse
9 47 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 45 (2.04%) JIRA
11 38 (1.73%) Rational DOORS
12 33 (1.50%) Visual Studio
13 27 (1.23%) Selenium
14 25 (1.14%) LoadRunner
14 25 (1.14%) Toad
15 22 (1.00%) JUnit
15 22 (1.00%) Lombardi
16 21 (0.95%) Cucumber
16 21 (0.95%) SoapUI
17 20 (0.91%) Introscope
General
1 558 (25.34%) Finance
2 258 (11.72%) Banking
3 123 (5.59%) Retail
4 54 (2.45%) Telecoms
5 44 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 37 (1.68%) Marketing
7 34 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.41%) Financial Institution
9 25 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
10 21 (0.95%) Electronics
10 21 (0.95%) Legal
11 16 (0.73%) Automotive
12 15 (0.68%) Advertising
12 15 (0.68%) Back Office
13 13 (0.59%) Front Office
13 13 (0.59%) Publishing
14 11 (0.50%) Aerospace
14 11 (0.50%) Billing
15 9 (0.41%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 386 (17.53%) Developer
2 367 (16.67%) Architect
3 327 (14.85%) Analyst
4 191 (8.67%) Consultant
5 137 (6.22%) Administrator
6 131 (5.95%) Solutions Architect
7 102 (4.63%) Java Developer
8 86 (3.91%) Project Manager
9 63 (2.86%) Designer
10 62 (2.82%) Systems Administrator
11 59 (2.68%) Support Analyst
12 57 (2.59%) Infrastructure Architect
12 57 (2.59%) Test Analyst
13 48 (2.18%) Applications Support
14 44 (2.00%) Business Analyst
15 43 (1.95%) DBA
15 43 (1.95%) Unix Administrator
16 41 (1.86%) Linux Specialist
17 39 (1.77%) Technical Architect
18 37 (1.68%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (11.44%) Middleware
2 199 (9.04%) XML
3 185 (8.40%) Web Services
4 176 (7.99%) SOAP
5 134 (6.09%) J2EE
6 130 (5.90%) WebSphere MQ
7 124 (5.63%) HTML
8 110 (5.00%) REST
9 106 (4.81%) IBM Integration Bus
10 79 (3.59%) Hibernate
11 78 (3.54%) .NET
12 74 (3.36%) CSS
13 70 (3.18%) Spring
14 61 (2.77%) JMS
15 50 (2.27%) Ajax
16 48 (2.18%) Struts
17 45 (2.04%) ISPF
17 45 (2.04%) RESTful
18 44 (2.00%) JSP
19 41 (1.86%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 205 (9.31%) Data Centre
2 191 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
3 184 (8.36%) Mainframe
4 111 (5.04%) DataPower
5 102 (4.63%) AS400
6 100 (4.54%) IBM Mainframe
7 96 (4.36%) Management Information System
8 78 (3.54%) iSeries
9 62 (2.82%) HACMP
10 61 (2.77%) Clustering
11 42 (1.91%) Computer Science
12 37 (1.68%) Public Cloud
13 32 (1.45%) Data Integration
14 30 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
15 22 (1.00%) PKI
16 17 (0.77%) Client/Server
16 17 (0.77%) Data Structures
16 17 (0.77%) EMC VMAX
17 16 (0.73%) VSAM
18 15 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 543 (24.66%) Linux
2 501 (22.75%) Unix
3 468 (21.25%) Windows
4 317 (14.40%) AIX
5 190 (8.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 167 (7.58%) Solaris
7 120 (5.45%) Windows Server
8 82 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 77 (3.50%) zOS
10 56 (2.54%) SUSE
11 54 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
12 51 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 31 (1.41%) CentOS
14 26 (1.18%) MVS
15 24 (1.09%) HPUX
16 21 (0.95%) Windows 7
17 15 (0.68%) Mac OS X
18 12 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
19 11 (0.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
20 10 (0.45%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (8.72%) Migration
3 159 (7.22%) ITIL
4 144 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
5 142 (6.45%) SOA
6 138 (6.27%) Change Management
7 128 (5.81%) Project Management
8 126 (5.72%) ETL
9 117 (5.31%) E-Commerce
10 105 (4.77%) Configuration Management
11 100 (4.54%) Analytics
12 90 (4.09%) TOGAF
13 89 (4.04%) Scrum
14 87 (3.95%) UML
15 82 (3.72%) SDLC
16 80 (3.63%) Incident Management
17 77 (3.50%) High Availability
18 75 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
18 75 (3.41%) Stakeholder Management
19 73 (3.32%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 462 (20.98%) SQL
2 399 (18.12%) Java
3 155 (7.04%) JavaScript
4 142 (6.45%) Shell Script
5 114 (5.18%) Perl
6 93 (4.22%) Python
7 72 (3.27%) COBOL
8 65 (2.95%) JCL
9 62 (2.82%) PowerShell
10 57 (2.59%) Bash Shell
10 57 (2.59%) C#
11 56 (2.54%) PL/SQL
12 51 (2.32%) C
13 49 (2.23%) Korn
14 48 (2.18%) C++
15 35 (1.59%) REXX
16 28 (1.27%) VB
17 27 (1.23%) Jython
18 26 (1.18%) Ruby
19 22 (1.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 223 (10.13%) Security Cleared
2 137 (6.22%) SC Cleared
3 94 (4.27%) Degree
4 42 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (1.68%) CISSP
6 36 (1.63%) ISEB
7 32 (1.45%) DV Cleared
8 28 (1.27%) CISM
9 26 (1.18%) CCNA
10 24 (1.09%) ISTQB
10 24 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 20 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (0.86%) IBM Certification
12 19 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 16 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
14 15 (0.68%) PMI Certification
15 14 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 11 (0.50%) CISA
16 11 (0.50%) IBM AIX Certification
16 11 (0.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (2.13%) QA
2 45 (2.04%) PCI DSS
3 38 (1.73%) SLA
4 37 (1.68%) Data Quality
5 28 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.68%) COBIT
7 10 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
7 10 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.41%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.32%) ISAE 3402
9 7 (0.32%) ISO27005
10 6 (0.27%) ISO27002
11 5 (0.23%) ISO26262
12 4 (0.18%) SEPA
13 3 (0.14%) DO-178B
13 3 (0.14%) GxP
13 3 (0.14%) IEC 61508
13 3 (0.14%) ISO 8583
13 3 (0.14%) ISO20022
13 3 (0.14%) SDET
System Software
1 150 (6.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 119 (5.40%) Active Directory
3 55 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 47 (2.13%) vSphere
5 37 (1.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 35 (1.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 34 (1.54%) NFS
8 29 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
9 27 (1.23%) VMware ESX
10 26 (1.18%) Time Sharing Option
11 24 (1.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 21 (0.95%) GPFS
13 19 (0.86%) Docker
14 14 (0.64%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 13 (0.59%) XenApp
16 11 (0.50%) Firmware
16 11 (0.50%) RACF
16 11 (0.50%) XenDesktop
17 10 (0.45%) Xen
18 9 (0.41%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 127 (5.77%) Tivoli
2 68 (3.09%) Puppet
3 46 (2.09%) HP Quality Center
4 43 (1.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 36 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (1.41%) Nagios
7 29 (1.32%) Ansible
7 29 (1.32%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 28 (1.27%) SCCM
9 27 (1.23%) Control-M
10 23 (1.04%) CA Wily
11 18 (0.82%) NetBackup
12 15 (0.68%) CA Single Sign-On
12 15 (0.68%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 14 (0.64%) SCOM
14 13 (0.59%) Tivoli Monitoring
15 12 (0.54%) Backup Exec
15 12 (0.54%) vRealize
16 11 (0.50%) BladeLogic
17 10 (0.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 507 (23.02%) Oracle
2 317 (14.40%) Microsoft
3 271 (12.31%) VMware
4 259 (11.76%) HP
5 194 (8.81%) Red Hat
6 187 (8.49%) Cisco
7 131 (5.95%) EMC
8 115 (5.22%) SAP
9 111 (5.04%) Citrix
10 105 (4.77%) Cognos
11 91 (4.13%) NetApp
12 82 (3.72%) CA
13 60 (2.72%) Dell
14 53 (2.41%) Sun
15 51 (2.32%) Veritas
16 48 (2.18%) CheckPoint
17 47 (2.13%) Brocade
18 44 (2.00%) Netezza
19 34 (1.54%) 3PAR
19 34 (1.54%) Informatica
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