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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 35 40 38
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing IBM 25 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.91% 3.12% 2.43%
As % of the Vendors category 9.29% 6.70% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £286 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £478 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 1
Average hourly rate £29.50 £30.88 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% -17.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +77.21%
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
269 224 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 42.10% 46.57% 43.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 105 60
Average daily rate £375 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £238 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £494 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 44
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.50 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +25.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.10 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.16 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.73%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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
Brentwood -2 7 £359 +51.15%
Basildon -3 6 - -
Chelmsford - 4 £375 -
IBM
East of England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 32 (65.31%) Windows
2 26 (53.06%) Linux
3 25 (51.02%) WebSphere
4 21 (42.86%) Java
5 20 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (40.82%) XML
6 19 (38.78%) UNIX
7 18 (36.73%) Perl
7 18 (36.73%) J2EE
7 18 (36.73%) TDD
7 18 (36.73%) Relational Database
8 17 (34.69%) Ant
9 16 (32.65%) HTML
9 16 (32.65%) JavaScript
9 16 (32.65%) VMware
10 15 (30.61%) SQL
10 15 (30.61%) CSS
10 15 (30.61%) Web Services
10 15 (30.61%) OO
11 14 (28.57%) XHTML
11 14 (28.57%) Solaris
11 14 (28.57%) Content Management
11 14 (28.57%) Finance
11 14 (28.57%) Ajax
12 13 (26.53%) HTML5
12 13 (26.53%) B2C
12 13 (26.53%) SOAP
13 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (24.49%) Marketing
14 11 (22.45%) Digital Marketing

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 25 (51.02%) WebSphere
2 10 (20.41%) WebLogic
3 6 (12.24%) JBoss
3 6 (12.24%) GlassFish
4 5 (10.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (10.20%) Tomcat
4 5 (10.20%) IIS
5 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange
5 4 (8.16%) CMS
6 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.04%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.04%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Office
1 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Google Analytics
2 5 (10.20%) IBM SmartCloud
3 3 (6.12%) SaaS
4 1 (2.04%) Google Apps
4 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) NAS
2 7 (14.29%) SAN
3 3 (6.12%) DHCP
3 3 (6.12%) DNS
3 3 (6.12%) Firewall
4 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (36.73%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.08%) MS Access
4 1 (2.04%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 17 (34.69%) Ant
2 9 (18.37%) Eclipse
3 7 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 5 (10.20%) AccuRev
5 4 (8.16%) JIRA
6 3 (6.12%) MSI
7 2 (4.08%) Maven
7 2 (4.08%) JUnit
7 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.04%) FindBugs
8 1 (2.04%) Selenium
8 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.04%) Hudson
8 1 (2.04%) TestDirector
8 1 (2.04%) HP UFT
8 1 (2.04%) Checkstyle
8 1 (2.04%) JMeter
8 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 12 (24.49%) Marketing
3 8 (16.33%) Manufacturing
4 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 4 (8.16%) Automotive
6 3 (6.12%) Legal
7 2 (4.08%) General Ledger
8 1 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Developer
2 17 (34.69%) Java Developer
3 9 (18.37%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Backup Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.16%) Administrator
6 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Storage Manager
7 2 (4.08%) AWS Developer
7 2 (4.08%) AIX Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.82%) XML
2 18 (36.73%) J2EE
3 16 (32.65%) HTML
4 15 (30.61%) Web Services
4 15 (30.61%) CSS
5 14 (28.57%) XHTML
5 14 (28.57%) Ajax
6 13 (26.53%) HTML5
6 13 (26.53%) SOAP
7 8 (16.33%) JSP
7 8 (16.33%) TopLink
8 7 (14.29%) JAX-WS
8 7 (14.29%) JAX-RS
8 7 (14.29%) EclipseLink
9 6 (12.24%) Struts
10 5 (10.20%) Sass
10 5 (10.20%) LESS
11 4 (8.16%) JMS
12 3 (6.12%) Middleware
13 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Web 2.0
2 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) User Experience
3 2 (4.08%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 32 (65.31%) Windows
2 26 (53.06%) Linux
3 19 (38.78%) UNIX
4 14 (28.57%) Solaris
5 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (14.29%) SUSE
6 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
7 4 (8.16%) Windows 8
7 4 (8.16%) Windows XP
7 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.08%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.73%) TDD
3 15 (30.61%) OO
4 14 (28.57%) Content Management
5 13 (26.53%) B2C
6 11 (22.45%) Digital Marketing
6 11 (22.45%) User Stories
7 9 (18.37%) Use Case
7 9 (18.37%) Scrum
8 7 (14.29%) SEO
8 7 (14.29%) RAD
8 7 (14.29%) Analytics
9 6 (12.24%) RUP
9 6 (12.24%) ITIL
10 5 (10.20%) Validation
10 5 (10.20%) ERP
10 5 (10.20%) SOA
11 4 (8.16%) Migration
11 4 (8.16%) BDD
11 4 (8.16%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) Java
2 18 (36.73%) Perl
3 16 (32.65%) JavaScript
4 15 (30.61%) SQL
5 8 (16.33%) PowerShell
6 5 (10.20%) Bash Shell
6 5 (10.20%) Korn
7 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) MCSE
1 3 (6.12%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (6.12%) MCITP
2 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.04%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 6 (12.24%) Active Directory
4 5 (10.20%) vSphere
5 4 (8.16%) vCloud
5 4 (8.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (4.08%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (8.16%) SCCM
2 4 (8.16%) Tivoli
3 3 (6.12%) SCOM
4 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 16 (32.65%) VMware
2 9 (18.37%) Oracle
3 7 (14.29%) Omniture
3 7 (14.29%) Google
3 7 (14.29%) FatWire
4 6 (12.24%) Citrix
5 5 (10.20%) HP
5 5 (10.20%) Adobe
6 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.12%) NetApp
7 3 (6.12%) EMC
8 2 (4.08%) Ariba
8 2 (4.08%) Cognos
8 2 (4.08%) Cisco
8 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.08%) F5
9 1 (2.04%) Altiris
9 1 (2.04%) Sun