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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 80 94 84
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing IBM 1184 1045 925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.33% 2.04% 2.15%
As % of the Vendors category 5.14% 4.47% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 575 467
Average daily rate
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£445 £425 £409
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 30
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £33.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £18.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+97.33% -31.81%
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
23033 23372 19990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.40% 45.62% 46.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13388 13404 10969
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £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 993 1044 1105
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.09 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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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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 +25 584 £450 - 115
South East -23 160 £425 - 44
West Midlands +27 106 £425 - 14
North West +14 93 £450 +12.50% 16
East of England -20 60 £400 -5.88% 13
South West +20 50 £472 +4.94% 21
Yorkshire -14 46 £375 -6.25% 10
East Midlands -7 30 £400 +6.66% 13
North East -2 25 £295 +2.60% 1
Midlands +2 6 £420 +5.00%
IBM
UK

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 551 (26.08%) WebSphere
2 549 (25.98%) Finance
3 505 (23.90%) Oracle
4 429 (20.30%) Windows
5 422 (19.97%) Linux
6 390 (18.46%) UNIX
7 385 (18.22%) SQL
8 380 (17.98%) Java
9 290 (13.72%) Banking
10 283 (13.39%) Microsoft
11 269 (12.73%) VMware
12 265 (12.54%) Agile Software Development
13 252 (11.93%) HP
14 238 (11.26%) ITIL
15 218 (10.32%) SQL Server
15 218 (10.32%) SAN
16 214 (10.13%) Middleware
17 210 (9.94%) AIX
18 207 (9.80%) DB2
19 200 (9.47%) XML
20 173 (8.19%) WebSphere MQ
20 173 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
21 168 (7.95%) Migration
21 168 (7.95%) Cognos
22 163 (7.71%) Solaris
23 162 (7.67%) Project Management
23 162 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
24 154 (7.29%) .NET
24 154 (7.29%) Cisco
25 150 (7.10%) Web Services

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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
1 551 (26.08%) WebSphere
2 144 (6.81%) WebSphere Application Server
3 105 (4.97%) IIS
4 95 (4.50%) Apache
4 95 (4.50%) SharePoint
5 76 (3.60%) Tomcat
6 70 (3.31%) WebLogic
7 64 (3.03%) MQSeries
8 61 (2.89%) IBM HTTP Server
9 60 (2.84%) JBoss
10 41 (1.94%) FileNet
11 38 (1.80%) TIBCO EMS
12 36 (1.70%) SAS
12 36 (1.70%) OpenStack
13 35 (1.66%) CICS
14 32 (1.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 29 (1.37%) IBM Notes
16 25 (1.18%) MS Exchange
17 22 (1.04%) Lotus Domino
18 21 (0.99%) Confluence
Applications
1 101 (4.78%) MS Excel
2 74 (3.50%) MS Office
3 46 (2.18%) MS Visio
4 30 (1.42%) MS Project
5 26 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.57%) SPSS
7 6 (0.28%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.19%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.095%) FastStats
11 1 (0.047%) Weka
11 1 (0.047%) Simulink
11 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 67 (3.17%) Cognos TM1
2 42 (1.99%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 26 (1.23%) Maximo
4 17 (0.80%) Unica
5 12 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
6 11 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
7 9 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.33%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.33%) TRIRIGA
9 6 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.28%) SunGard GMI
9 6 (0.28%) RMDS
9 6 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
10 5 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (0.19%) Summit
11 4 (0.19%) Loan IQ
12 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
12 3 (0.14%) Cognos Planning
12 3 (0.14%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.14%) SaaS
2 23 (1.09%) IBM Blueworks
3 21 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (0.85%) PaaS
5 11 (0.52%) IBM SmartCloud
6 10 (0.47%) OpenShift
7 7 (0.33%) IaaS
8 6 (0.28%) Office 365
8 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.28%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.14%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.095%) Yammer
11 2 (0.095%) SmartFocus
11 2 (0.095%) CheetahMail
11 2 (0.095%) Pure360
12 1 (0.047%) Responsys
12 1 (0.047%) GitHub
12 1 (0.047%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 218 (10.32%) SAN
2 119 (5.63%) Firewall
3 108 (5.11%) HTTP
4 99 (4.69%) TCP/IP
5 75 (3.55%) WAN
6 67 (3.17%) LAN
6 67 (3.17%) DNS
7 56 (2.65%) NAS
8 49 (2.32%) LDAP
9 47 (2.22%) FTP
10 46 (2.18%) SSL
11 44 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
12 41 (1.94%) Internet
13 37 (1.75%) NetScaler
14 36 (1.70%) Cisco Nexus
15 35 (1.66%) VPN
16 28 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
17 27 (1.28%) MPLS
18 24 (1.14%) Network Security
19 22 (1.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (10.32%) SQL Server
2 207 (9.80%) DB2
3 150 (7.10%) Relational Database
4 121 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
5 94 (4.45%) DataStage
6 92 (4.35%) Oracle Database
7 90 (4.26%) IBM InfoSphere
8 58 (2.74%) RDBMS
9 55 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 47 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 31 (1.47%) Big Data
11 31 (1.47%) MySQL
12 26 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
13 25 (1.18%) Hadoop
13 25 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
14 22 (1.04%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 21 (0.99%) Cognos Report Studio
16 19 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
16 19 (0.90%) Base SAS
17 18 (0.85%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 60 (2.84%) JIRA
2 58 (2.74%) Ant
3 55 (2.60%) Eclipse
4 44 (2.08%) Jenkins
5 43 (2.04%) Subversion
6 39 (1.85%) Maven
7 36 (1.70%) Visual Studio
8 32 (1.51%) SoapUI
9 28 (1.33%) Introscope
10 25 (1.18%) ERwin
11 24 (1.14%) JUnit
12 21 (0.99%) ClearCase
13 19 (0.90%) QuickTest Pro
13 19 (0.90%) Lombardi
14 17 (0.80%) TeamCity
15 16 (0.76%) Selenium
16 15 (0.71%) NUnit
16 15 (0.71%) Git (software)
17 13 (0.62%) MSI
17 13 (0.62%) RequisitePro
General
1 549 (25.98%) Finance
2 290 (13.72%) Banking
3 104 (4.92%) Retail
4 81 (3.83%) Investment Banking
5 69 (3.27%) Manufacturing
6 62 (2.93%) Telecoms
7 44 (2.08%) Marketing
8 33 (1.56%) Financial Institution
9 27 (1.28%) Back Office
10 17 (0.80%) Legal
11 14 (0.66%) Retail Banking
12 12 (0.57%) Law
13 10 (0.47%) Billing
13 10 (0.47%) Advertising
13 10 (0.47%) Games
14 8 (0.38%) Automotive
14 8 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.38%) Spanish Language
15 7 (0.33%) Electronics
16 6 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 386 (18.27%) Developer
2 343 (16.23%) Architect
3 317 (15.00%) Analyst
4 205 (9.70%) Consultant
5 160 (7.57%) Administrator
6 95 (4.50%) Java Developer
7 83 (3.93%) Project Manager
8 80 (3.79%) Business Analyst
9 79 (3.74%) Solutions Architect
10 70 (3.31%) Support Analyst
11 61 (2.89%) Infrastructure Architect
12 60 (2.84%) Data Architect
13 55 (2.60%) Technical Architect
14 49 (2.32%) Systems Administrator
15 48 (2.27%) Programmer
16 42 (1.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 40 (1.89%) Designer
18 39 (1.85%) Technical Analyst
19 33 (1.56%) TM1 Developer
20 32 (1.51%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (10.13%) Middleware
2 200 (9.47%) XML
3 173 (8.19%) WebSphere MQ
4 154 (7.29%) .NET
5 150 (7.10%) Web Services
6 143 (6.77%) J2EE
7 121 (5.73%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 112 (5.30%) HTML
9 103 (4.87%) SOAP
10 76 (3.60%) CSS
11 58 (2.74%) Spring
12 53 (2.51%) Ajax
13 50 (2.37%) JSP
14 44 (2.08%) REST
15 43 (2.04%) JMS
16 41 (1.94%) WSDL
16 41 (1.94%) Servlets
16 41 (1.94%) HTML5
17 37 (1.75%) JDBC
18 33 (1.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 162 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (6.63%) Mainframe
3 97 (4.59%) IBM Mainframe
4 83 (3.93%) DataPower
5 69 (3.27%) Replication
5 69 (3.27%) Clustering
6 59 (2.79%) iSeries
7 52 (2.46%) Management Information System
8 40 (1.89%) AS400
9 33 (1.56%) Data Integration
10 30 (1.42%) Open Source
11 29 (1.37%) Data Extraction
12 28 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
13 21 (0.99%) IBM XIV
13 21 (0.99%) Visualisation
13 21 (0.99%) Computer Science
13 21 (0.99%) HACMP
14 20 (0.95%) Derivative
15 19 (0.90%) PKI
16 17 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 429 (20.30%) Windows
2 422 (19.97%) Linux
3 390 (18.46%) UNIX
4 210 (9.94%) AIX
5 163 (7.71%) Solaris
6 110 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 79 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 72 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 59 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 43 (2.04%) zOS
11 31 (1.47%) HPUX
12 28 (1.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 21 (0.99%) Windows 7
14 20 (0.95%) SUSE
15 16 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
16 14 (0.66%) Windows XP
17 13 (0.62%) Apple iOS
18 9 (0.43%) Android
19 8 (0.38%) Windows NT
19 8 (0.38%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (12.54%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (11.26%) ITIL
3 168 (7.95%) Migration
4 162 (7.67%) Project Management
5 146 (6.91%) Business Intelligence
6 141 (6.67%) Data Modelling
7 133 (6.29%) SOA
8 113 (5.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 109 (5.16%) ETL
10 100 (4.73%) E-Commerce
11 88 (4.16%) Configuration Management
12 85 (4.02%) Scrum
12 85 (4.02%) Change Management
13 74 (3.50%) Performance Tuning
14 72 (3.41%) Analytics
15 64 (3.03%) UML
16 63 (2.98%) Disaster Recovery
16 63 (2.98%) Data Management
17 60 (2.84%) OO
18 58 (2.74%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 385 (18.22%) SQL
2 380 (17.98%) Java
3 120 (5.68%) JavaScript
4 105 (4.97%) Perl
5 94 (4.45%) Shell Script
6 81 (3.83%) C#
7 60 (2.84%) Python
8 54 (2.56%) PowerShell
9 47 (2.22%) Korn
9 47 (2.22%) C
10 42 (1.99%) PL/SQL
10 42 (1.99%) Bash Shell
11 40 (1.89%) COBOL
12 38 (1.80%) VB
13 37 (1.75%) VBScript
14 35 (1.66%) JCL
15 28 (1.33%) VB6
15 28 (1.33%) C++
16 27 (1.28%) Jython
17 21 (0.99%) PHP
Qualifications
1 123 (5.82%) Security Cleared
2 106 (5.02%) Degree
3 89 (4.21%) SC Cleared
4 36 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (1.33%) ISEB
6 24 (1.14%) IBM Certification
7 23 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
8 21 (0.99%) MCSE
9 19 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (0.90%) DV Cleared
10 16 (0.76%) CCNP
11 15 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 13 (0.62%) CISSP
13 12 (0.57%) ISTQB
14 11 (0.52%) PMI Certification
14 11 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (0.43%) NCDA
15 9 (0.43%) NCIE
16 8 (0.38%) MCSA
17 7 (0.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (4.35%) QA
2 30 (1.42%) SLA
3 22 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.76%) Solvency II
5 12 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.24%) COBIT
7 5 (0.24%) FATCA
8 4 (0.19%) GAAP
9 3 (0.14%) EMIR
10 2 (0.095%) COREP
10 2 (0.095%) FINREP
10 2 (0.095%) GMP
11 1 (0.047%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.047%) PMBOK
System Software
1 173 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 99 (4.69%) Active Directory
3 69 (3.27%) vSphere
4 55 (2.60%) Hyper-V
5 37 (1.75%) XenApp
6 36 (1.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 32 (1.51%) VMware ESX
8 31 (1.47%) NFS
9 26 (1.23%) XenDesktop
9 26 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
11 18 (0.85%) Firmware
12 17 (0.80%) PowerHA
12 17 (0.80%) KVM
13 16 (0.76%) GPFS
14 14 (0.66%) Xen
14 14 (0.66%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 14 (0.66%) RACF
14 14 (0.66%) XenServer
15 13 (0.62%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 144 (6.81%) Tivoli
2 72 (3.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 51 (2.41%) SCCM
4 50 (2.37%) Puppet
5 39 (1.85%) SCOM
6 37 (1.75%) Netcool
7 27 (1.28%) HP SIM
8 19 (0.90%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 19 (0.90%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 19 (0.90%) NetBackup
9 17 (0.80%) SCVMM
9 17 (0.80%) CiscoWorks
9 17 (0.80%) Control-M
10 16 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (0.76%) EdgeSight
11 15 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
11 15 (0.71%) CA Single Sign-On
12 14 (0.66%) Tivoli Monitoring
13 12 (0.57%) CA Endevor
14 11 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 505 (23.90%) Oracle
2 283 (13.39%) Microsoft
3 269 (12.73%) VMware
4 252 (11.93%) HP
5 168 (7.95%) Cognos
6 154 (7.29%) Cisco
7 127 (6.01%) EMC
8 122 (5.77%) SAP
9 108 (5.11%) Red Hat
10 104 (4.92%) NetApp
10 104 (4.92%) Citrix
11 98 (4.64%) CA
12 88 (4.16%) TIBCO
13 79 (3.74%) Dell
14 62 (2.93%) Veritas
15 53 (2.51%) Remedy
16 49 (2.32%) webMethods
17 48 (2.27%) CheckPoint
18 44 (2.08%) Informatica
18 44 (2.08%) Sun
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