The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 34 41 36
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing IBM 18 26 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 4.17% 3.84% 1.98%
As % of the Vendors category 9.09% 8.36% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 0
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£400 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £23.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -21.56%
IBM
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Vendors Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
198 311 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 45.83% 45.94% 44.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 171 69
Average daily rate £375 £400 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £130 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 38
Average hourly rate £16.50 £23.50 £28.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.78% -18.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.59 £22.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £36.62 £36.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Essex region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Essex

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Essex region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Essex region.

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

IBM
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Essex region over the 3 months to 2 March 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
(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
Basildon +8 4 £525 -
Brentwood -7 3 - - 2
Chelmsford - - - -
Colchester - - - -
IBM
East of England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 29 (82.86%) Windows
2 28 (80.00%) Linux
3 23 (65.71%) Solaris
4 22 (62.86%) SQL
5 20 (57.14%) UNIX
6 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (51.43%) XML
7 18 (51.43%) Java
8 17 (48.57%) JavaScript
8 17 (48.57%) J2EE
8 17 (48.57%) Ant
8 17 (48.57%) CSS
8 17 (48.57%) HTML
8 17 (48.57%) XHTML
8 17 (48.57%) Content Management
8 17 (48.57%) Ajax
8 17 (48.57%) WebSphere
8 17 (48.57%) HTML5
9 16 (45.71%) Web Services
10 15 (42.86%) TDD
11 14 (40.00%) TopLink
11 14 (40.00%) Validation
11 14 (40.00%) Scrum
11 14 (40.00%) SOAP
11 14 (40.00%) OO
11 14 (40.00%) Eclipse
11 14 (40.00%) Marketing
11 14 (40.00%) JAX-WS
11 14 (40.00%) JAX-RS
11 14 (40.00%) User Stories

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 17 (48.57%) WebSphere
2 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.71%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (14.29%) MS Office
3 3 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) SAN
1 5 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (8.57%) DHCP
2 3 (8.57%) DNS
2 3 (8.57%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (8.57%) IntruShield
3 2 (5.71%) Network Security
3 2 (5.71%) Broadband
3 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.71%) Wireless
3 2 (5.71%) Internet
4 1 (2.86%) Extranet
4 1 (2.86%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) DB2
3 3 (8.57%) MS Access
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (48.57%) Ant
2 14 (40.00%) Eclipse
3 11 (31.43%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.86%) MSI
General
1 14 (40.00%) Marketing
2 8 (22.86%) Manufacturing
3 6 (17.14%) Finance
4 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 4 (11.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Developer
2 16 (45.71%) Java Developer
3 9 (25.71%) Analyst
3 9 (25.71%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 6 (17.14%) Security Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Capacity Management Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Capacity Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Desktop Support
8 1 (2.86%) Storage Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (51.43%) XML
2 17 (48.57%) HTML
2 17 (48.57%) J2EE
2 17 (48.57%) CSS
2 17 (48.57%) XHTML
2 17 (48.57%) Ajax
2 17 (48.57%) HTML5
3 16 (45.71%) Web Services
4 14 (40.00%) SOAP
4 14 (40.00%) JAX-RS
4 14 (40.00%) TopLink
4 14 (40.00%) JAX-WS
5 3 (8.57%) JSP
6 2 (5.71%) Flash
7 1 (2.86%) .NET
7 1 (2.86%) ISPF
7 1 (2.86%) Sass
7 1 (2.86%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) AS400
1 3 (8.57%) Clustering
1 3 (8.57%) Web 2.0
1 3 (8.57%) iSeries
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 29 (82.86%) Windows
2 28 (80.00%) Linux
3 23 (65.71%) Solaris
4 20 (57.14%) UNIX
5 6 (17.14%) AIX
6 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.71%) HPUX
7 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.71%) SUSE
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (48.57%) Content Management
3 15 (42.86%) TDD
4 14 (40.00%) User Stories
4 14 (40.00%) OO
4 14 (40.00%) Validation
4 14 (40.00%) Scrum
5 13 (37.14%) RUP
5 13 (37.14%) Use Case
5 13 (37.14%) Digital Marketing
6 8 (22.86%) B2C
7 7 (20.00%) Information Security
8 6 (17.14%) SIEM
8 6 (17.14%) Cyber Security
8 6 (17.14%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (14.29%) Migration
10 3 (8.57%) SOA
10 3 (8.57%) SEO
10 3 (8.57%) RAD
10 3 (8.57%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) SQL
2 18 (51.43%) Java
3 17 (48.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.71%) Perl
4 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.86%) SELCOPY
5 1 (2.86%) C#
5 1 (2.86%) COBOL
5 1 (2.86%) VB
5 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.86%) VBA
5 1 (2.86%) JCL
5 1 (2.86%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) MCSE
1 2 (5.71%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.71%) MCITP
2 1 (2.86%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) VCP4
2 1 (2.86%) MCP
2 1 (2.86%) OCP
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (2.86%) CEH
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) VMware ESX
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.71%) XenApp
2 2 (5.71%) Snort
2 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) MetaFrame
3 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 5 (14.29%) Nessus
2 4 (11.43%) CORE IMPACT
3 3 (8.57%) Tivoli
4 2 (5.71%) SCCM
5 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
1 8 (22.86%) HP
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle
2 7 (20.00%) Citrix
3 5 (14.29%) NetIQ
3 5 (14.29%) VMware
3 5 (14.29%) Qualys
3 5 (14.29%) SolarWinds
3 5 (14.29%) Splunk
3 5 (14.29%) ArcSight
3 5 (14.29%) Rapid7
4 4 (11.43%) Altiris
4 4 (11.43%) Tripwire
5 3 (8.57%) Sourcefire
5 3 (8.57%) BMC
5 3 (8.57%) NetApp
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco
5 3 (8.57%) EMC
5 3 (8.57%) McAfee
5 3 (8.57%) FatWire
Brentwood, Essex
Ampersand Consulting
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