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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 49 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing IBM 21 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.95% 2.95% 1.75%
As % of the Vendors category 8.11% 5.97% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 1
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£425 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £31.75 £19.93 £26.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.30% -25.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.57 £15.77 £23.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £158.35 £29.09 £35.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £23.46 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-8.35% -12.78%
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
259 268 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 48.68% 49.36% 50.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 111 115
Average daily rate £400 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £128 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 63 23
Average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.40 £13.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.08 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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
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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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
Brentwood +4 7 - -
Basildon +1 2 £525 -
Colchester - 1 - -
Stanford-le-Hope - - - - 1
Chelmsford - - - -
IBM
East of England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 26 (68.42%) Windows
1 26 (68.42%) Linux
2 17 (44.74%) J2EE
3 15 (39.47%) Java
3 15 (39.47%) Solaris
4 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (36.84%) WebSphere
5 13 (34.21%) Ajax
5 13 (34.21%) HTML5
5 13 (34.21%) Content Management
5 13 (34.21%) Scrum
5 13 (34.21%) Finance
5 13 (34.21%) UNIX
5 13 (34.21%) OO
5 13 (34.21%) CSS
5 13 (34.21%) XML
5 13 (34.21%) JavaScript
5 13 (34.21%) HTML
5 13 (34.21%) Ant
5 13 (34.21%) RUP
5 13 (34.21%) XHTML
6 12 (31.58%) SQL
6 12 (31.58%) Validation
7 10 (26.32%) VMware
7 10 (26.32%) Relational Database
8 8 (21.05%) HP
8 8 (21.05%) DB2
8 8 (21.05%) User Stories
8 8 (21.05%) Marketing
9 7 (18.42%) Use Case

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 14 (36.84%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.53%) MQSeries
2 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.89%) CICS
4 2 (5.26%) CMS
4 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.26%) JBoss
4 2 (5.26%) Apache
4 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.26%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.63%) GlassFish
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.63%) IIS
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.53%) MS Office
3 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (2.63%) Magento
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) SAN
2 5 (13.16%) Firewall
3 4 (10.53%) DNS
3 4 (10.53%) NAS
3 4 (10.53%) DHCP
4 3 (7.89%) FTP
4 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.89%) Broadband
4 3 (7.89%) Wireless
5 2 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (5.26%) IntruShield
6 1 (2.63%) VPN
6 1 (2.63%) CTI
6 1 (2.63%) Internet
6 1 (2.63%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) Relational Database
2 8 (21.05%) DB2
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (34.21%) Ant
2 7 (18.42%) Eclipse
3 5 (13.16%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.63%) MSI
4 1 (2.63%) Lombardi
General
1 13 (34.21%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Marketing
3 6 (15.79%) Legal
4 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
5 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
6 3 (7.89%) Automotive
7 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Developer
2 11 (28.95%) Java Developer
3 9 (23.68%) Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Security Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Backup Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) CMS Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Operational Support Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Integration Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Security Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) SAN Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) Provisioning Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (44.74%) J2EE
2 13 (34.21%) HTML
2 13 (34.21%) CSS
2 13 (34.21%) XML
2 13 (34.21%) XHTML
2 13 (34.21%) Ajax
2 13 (34.21%) HTML5
3 7 (18.42%) Web Services
3 7 (18.42%) JSP
4 6 (15.79%) SOAP
4 6 (15.79%) TopLink
4 6 (15.79%) JAX-RS
4 6 (15.79%) JAX-WS
5 3 (7.89%) ISPF
6 1 (2.63%) WebCenter
6 1 (2.63%) .NET
6 1 (2.63%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Mainframe
1 4 (10.53%) Clustering
1 4 (10.53%) Web 2.0
1 4 (10.53%) IBM Mainframe
1 4 (10.53%) Data Structures
2 2 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (68.42%) Windows
1 26 (68.42%) Linux
2 15 (39.47%) Solaris
3 13 (34.21%) UNIX
4 6 (15.79%) SUSE
5 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
6 4 (10.53%) Apple iOS
6 4 (10.53%) AIX
7 3 (7.89%) Windows XP
8 2 (5.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.63%) zOS
9 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) Scrum
2 13 (34.21%) RUP
2 13 (34.21%) OO
2 13 (34.21%) Content Management
3 12 (31.58%) Validation
4 8 (21.05%) User Stories
5 7 (18.42%) TDD
5 7 (18.42%) SOA
5 7 (18.42%) Use Case
5 7 (18.42%) Digital Marketing
6 6 (15.79%) RAD
7 4 (10.53%) B2C
7 4 (10.53%) Information Security
7 4 (10.53%) Migration
7 4 (10.53%) SIEM
7 4 (10.53%) Data Analysis
7 4 (10.53%) Cyber Security
7 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (10.53%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) Java
2 13 (34.21%) JavaScript
3 12 (31.58%) SQL
4 5 (13.16%) Perl
5 4 (10.53%) JCL
6 3 (7.89%) COBOL
7 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.63%) FQL
8 1 (2.63%) VBA
8 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) MCSE
1 2 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.26%) MCITP
2 1 (2.63%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.53%) RACF
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.89%) MetaFrame
3 3 (7.89%) XenApp
4 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.63%) vSphere
5 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.63%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (7.89%) Nessus
3 2 (5.26%) SCCM
3 2 (5.26%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (2.63%) SCOM
4 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) VMware
2 8 (21.05%) HP
3 7 (18.42%) Oracle
3 7 (18.42%) FatWire
4 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 6 (15.79%) Citrix
5 4 (10.53%) EMC
6 3 (7.89%) NetIQ
6 3 (7.89%) Rapid7
6 3 (7.89%) Cisco
6 3 (7.89%) Qualys
6 3 (7.89%) Syncsort
6 3 (7.89%) SolarWinds
6 3 (7.89%) Splunk
6 3 (7.89%) ArcSight
7 2 (5.26%) McAfee
7 2 (5.26%) Altiris
7 2 (5.26%) Tripwire
7 2 (5.26%) Sourcefire
7 2 (5.26%) Adobe
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