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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 48 36 42
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing IBM 15 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.38% 3.31% 2.16%
As % of the Vendors category 5.38% 6.37% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
Average daily rate
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£260 £475 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.26% +75.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £28.80 £33.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £38.40 £37.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +50.00%
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
279 251 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 44.29% 51.97% 46.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 126 74
Average daily rate £363 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 41 50
Average hourly rate £19.00 £24.12 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.22% -3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.95 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.20 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.16%

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 3 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

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

IBM Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 August 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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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 -3 4 - -
Brentwood -1 3 £218 -38.80%
Chelmsford - 2 £375 -
IBM
East of England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 35 (72.92%) Windows
2 30 (62.50%) WebSphere
3 29 (60.42%) Linux
4 26 (54.17%) Java
5 25 (52.08%) XML
5 25 (52.08%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (50.00%) UNIX
6 24 (50.00%) Relational Database
7 23 (47.92%) J2EE
7 23 (47.92%) TDD
8 22 (45.83%) Ant
9 21 (43.75%) CSS
9 21 (43.75%) JavaScript
9 21 (43.75%) HTML
9 21 (43.75%) SQL
9 21 (43.75%) OO
10 20 (41.67%) Solaris
10 20 (41.67%) Web Services
10 20 (41.67%) XHTML
10 20 (41.67%) Content Management
10 20 (41.67%) Ajax
11 19 (39.58%) SOAP
11 19 (39.58%) HTML5
12 17 (35.42%) Marketing
12 17 (35.42%) Digital Marketing
13 15 (31.25%) User Stories
13 15 (31.25%) Eclipse
13 15 (31.25%) B2C
14 14 (29.17%) Perl
14 14 (29.17%) Scrum

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 30 (62.50%) WebSphere
2 10 (20.83%) WebLogic
3 6 (12.50%) JBoss
3 6 (12.50%) GlassFish
4 5 (10.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (10.42%) Tomcat
4 5 (10.42%) IIS
5 3 (6.25%) CMS
6 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
7 1 (2.08%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) MS Office
3 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) Google Analytics
2 5 (10.42%) IBM SmartCloud
3 3 (6.25%) SaaS
4 1 (2.08%) Google Apps
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) NAS
2 6 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.17%) Firewall
4 1 (2.08%) DHCP
4 1 (2.08%) DNS
4 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.17%) MS Access
4 1 (2.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 22 (45.83%) Ant
2 15 (31.25%) Eclipse
3 13 (27.08%) SoapUI
4 4 (8.33%) AccuRev
4 4 (8.33%) JIRA
5 2 (4.17%) Maven
6 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.08%) Hudson
6 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.08%) Selenium
6 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.08%) JUnit
6 1 (2.08%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.08%) MSI
6 1 (2.08%) JMeter
6 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 17 (35.42%) Marketing
2 12 (25.00%) Finance
3 9 (18.75%) Manufacturing
4 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
5 3 (6.25%) Automotive
5 3 (6.25%) Legal
6 2 (4.17%) General Ledger
7 1 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (56.25%) Developer
2 22 (45.83%) Java Developer
3 12 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (8.33%) Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Backup Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Architect
6 2 (4.17%) AWS Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Storage Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.08%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (52.08%) XML
2 23 (47.92%) J2EE
3 21 (43.75%) CSS
3 21 (43.75%) HTML
4 20 (41.67%) Web Services
4 20 (41.67%) Ajax
4 20 (41.67%) XHTML
5 19 (39.58%) SOAP
5 19 (39.58%) HTML5
6 13 (27.08%) JAX-WS
6 13 (27.08%) JAX-RS
6 13 (27.08%) EclipseLink
6 13 (27.08%) TopLink
7 7 (14.58%) JSP
8 5 (10.42%) Struts
8 5 (10.42%) Sass
8 5 (10.42%) LESS
9 4 (8.33%) JMS
10 3 (6.25%) Middleware
11 2 (4.17%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Web 2.0
2 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) User Experience
3 2 (4.17%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 35 (72.92%) Windows
2 29 (60.42%) Linux
3 24 (50.00%) UNIX
4 20 (41.67%) Solaris
5 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (10.42%) SUSE
6 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (52.08%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (47.92%) TDD
3 21 (43.75%) OO
4 20 (41.67%) Content Management
5 17 (35.42%) Digital Marketing
6 15 (31.25%) B2C
6 15 (31.25%) User Stories
7 14 (29.17%) Scrum
7 14 (29.17%) Use Case
8 11 (22.92%) RUP
9 9 (18.75%) Validation
10 7 (14.58%) SEO
10 7 (14.58%) RAD
10 7 (14.58%) Analytics
11 5 (10.42%) ERP
11 5 (10.42%) SOA
12 4 (8.33%) ITIL
12 4 (8.33%) Migration
12 4 (8.33%) Load Balancing
12 4 (8.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (54.17%) Java
2 21 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 21 (43.75%) SQL
3 14 (29.17%) Perl
4 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 5 (10.42%) Bash Shell
5 5 (10.42%) Korn
6 1 (2.08%) COBOL
6 1 (2.08%) SELCOPY
6 1 (2.08%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) MCSE
1 1 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.08%) MCITP
1 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V
3 5 (10.42%) vSphere
4 4 (8.33%) vCloud
4 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (4.17%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.08%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (8.33%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.17%) SCCM
4 1 (2.08%) SCOM
4 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.08%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (2.08%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) VMware
2 8 (16.67%) Oracle
3 7 (14.58%) Omniture
3 7 (14.58%) Google
3 7 (14.58%) FatWire
4 5 (10.42%) Adobe
4 5 (10.42%) HP
5 4 (8.33%) Citrix
6 3 (6.25%) NetApp
6 3 (6.25%) EMC
7 2 (4.17%) Cognos
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco
7 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.17%) Ariba
7 2 (4.17%) Altiris
7 2 (4.17%) F5
8 1 (2.08%) Splunk
8 1 (2.08%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.08%) Rapid7