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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 46 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing IBM 8 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.57% 3.18% 3.78%
As % of the Vendors category 3.70% 6.60% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 12
Average daily rate - £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +100.00%
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
216 212 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 42.52% 48.18% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 98 153
Average daily rate £350 £280 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 24
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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
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 13 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
Brentwood +2 5 - -
IBM
East of England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 14 (45.16%) SQL
2 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (35.48%) Unix
4 10 (32.26%) Web Services
4 10 (32.26%) XML
4 10 (32.26%) J2EE
4 10 (32.26%) HTML
4 10 (32.26%) Java
4 10 (32.26%) Ant
4 10 (32.26%) Linux
4 10 (32.26%) WebSphere
5 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
5 9 (29.03%) TDD
6 8 (25.81%) JSP
6 8 (25.81%) HP
6 8 (25.81%) Marketing
6 8 (25.81%) System Testing
6 8 (25.81%) User Stories
7 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
7 7 (22.58%) TopLink
8 6 (19.35%) Hibernate
8 6 (19.35%) Automotive
8 6 (19.35%) Manufacturing
8 6 (19.35%) Pair Programming
8 6 (19.35%) JRules
8 6 (19.35%) TestDirector
8 6 (19.35%) Servlets
8 6 (19.35%) JDBC
8 6 (19.35%) Struts

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (32.26%) WebSphere
2 4 (12.90%) CMS
2 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.68%) IBM Domino
3 3 (9.68%) IBM Notes
4 2 (6.45%) Apache
4 2 (6.45%) IIS
4 2 (6.45%) JBoss
4 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
1 4 (12.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) IBM PureFlex
2 3 (9.68%) Office 365
3 2 (6.45%) IaaS
3 2 (6.45%) PaaS
4 1 (3.23%) Google Analytics
4 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) DHCP
1 4 (12.90%) DNS
2 2 (6.45%) FTP
2 2 (6.45%) IntruShield
2 2 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) WebFOCUS
2 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Ant
2 6 (19.35%) AccuRev
2 6 (19.35%) Checkstyle
2 6 (19.35%) FindBugs
2 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
2 6 (19.35%) JUnit
2 6 (19.35%) TestDirector
3 2 (6.45%) Eclipse
3 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.45%) VisualVM
4 1 (3.23%) MSI
General
1 8 (25.81%) Marketing
2 6 (19.35%) Automotive
2 6 (19.35%) Manufacturing
3 5 (16.13%) Finance
4 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Developer
2 9 (29.03%) Java Developer
3 8 (25.81%) J2EE Developer
3 8 (25.81%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Applications Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Backup Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) IT Manager
5 3 (9.68%) J2EE Applications Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Java Applications Developer
6 2 (6.45%) AIX Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) IBM Mainframe Developer
6 2 (6.45%) IT Services Manager
6 2 (6.45%) JSP Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Storage Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Virtualisation Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) HTML
1 10 (32.26%) J2EE
1 10 (32.26%) Web Services
1 10 (32.26%) XML
2 8 (25.81%) JSP
3 7 (22.58%) TopLink
4 6 (19.35%) Hibernate
4 6 (19.35%) JDBC
4 6 (19.35%) JRules
4 6 (19.35%) Servlets
4 6 (19.35%) Struts
5 5 (16.13%) Middleware
6 4 (12.90%) Ajax
6 4 (12.90%) CSS
6 4 (12.90%) HTML5
6 4 (12.90%) XHTML
7 2 (6.45%) JAX-RS
7 2 (6.45%) JAX-WS
7 2 (6.45%) LESS
7 2 (6.45%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) DataPower
1 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (6.45%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (6.45%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (6.45%) Mainframe
1 2 (6.45%) Private Cloud
1 2 (6.45%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Unix
3 10 (32.26%) Linux
4 4 (12.90%) Solaris
5 2 (6.45%) AIX
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.23%) SUSE
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (29.03%) TDD
3 8 (25.81%) System Testing
3 8 (25.81%) User Stories
4 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (19.35%) Pair Programming
5 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
5 4 (12.90%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (12.90%) ITIL
5 4 (12.90%) OO
5 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
6 3 (9.68%) Change Management
6 3 (9.68%) Content Management
6 3 (9.68%) Programme Management
6 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.45%) Project Management
7 2 (6.45%) Scrum
7 2 (6.45%) SEO
7 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) SQL
2 10 (32.26%) Java
3 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
4 6 (19.35%) PL/SQL
5 3 (9.68%) Perl
6 2 (6.45%) COBOL
6 2 (6.45%) JCL
7 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.23%) REXX
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.23%) CEH
2 1 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) MCITP
2 1 (3.23%) MCSE
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.23%) Snort
2 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (12.90%) SCCM
3 3 (9.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (6.45%) EnCase
4 2 (6.45%) Nagios
4 2 (6.45%) Opsview
4 2 (6.45%) QRadar
4 2 (6.45%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Nessus
5 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) HP
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (19.35%) Oracle
3 6 (19.35%) Rally
4 4 (12.90%) Citrix
4 4 (12.90%) Splunk
4 4 (12.90%) VMware
5 3 (9.68%) Lotus
6 2 (6.45%) ArcSight
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco
6 2 (6.45%) Intel Security
6 2 (6.45%) NetIQ
6 2 (6.45%) Rapid7
6 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.45%) Sourcefire
7 1 (3.23%) FatWire
7 1 (3.23%) Google
7 1 (3.23%) Omniture
7 1 (3.23%) Qualys
7 1 (3.23%) Tripwire