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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 25 34 30
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing IBM 33 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.24% 3.73% 3.70%
As % of the Vendors category 12.45% 7.96% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Average hourly rate £46.75 £46.00 £26.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% +75.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 £46.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.95 £46.00 £30.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+32.63% -13.63%
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
265 314 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 50.09% 46.80% 48.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 159 90
Average daily rate £325 £388 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +28.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 51
Average hourly rate £32.10 £18.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.20% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.40 £39.10 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -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 4 May 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 4 May 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 10 £300 -36.84% 3
Basildon 0 8 £400 -
Chelmsford -9 2 £450 +28.57%
IBM
East of England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (67.44%) Windows
1 29 (67.44%) WebSphere
2 26 (60.47%) UNIX
2 26 (60.47%) Linux
2 26 (60.47%) Java
3 25 (58.14%) XML
3 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (55.81%) SQL
5 22 (51.16%) J2EE
5 22 (51.16%) SOAP
5 22 (51.16%) Solaris
5 22 (51.16%) TDD
6 21 (48.84%) Ant
6 21 (48.84%) Relational Database
7 20 (46.51%) Marketing
7 20 (46.51%) JavaScript
7 20 (46.51%) OO
7 20 (46.51%) CSS
7 20 (46.51%) HTML
7 20 (46.51%) Web Services
8 19 (44.19%) XHTML
8 19 (44.19%) Content Management
8 19 (44.19%) Ajax
8 19 (44.19%) Digital Marketing
9 18 (41.86%) HTML5
9 18 (41.86%) User Stories
9 18 (41.86%) Scrum
9 18 (41.86%) Eclipse
10 17 (39.53%) Use Case
11 16 (37.21%) JAX-WS

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 29 (67.44%) WebSphere
2 10 (23.26%) WebLogic
3 6 (13.95%) JBoss
3 6 (13.95%) GlassFish
4 5 (11.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (11.63%) IIS
4 5 (11.63%) Tomcat
5 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.65%) CMS
7 1 (2.33%) OpenStack
7 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
7 1 (2.33%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (11.63%) MS Office
3 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (2.33%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) SaaS
2 1 (2.33%) Google Apps
2 1 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) SAN
2 2 (4.65%) Internet
2 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.65%) Network Security
3 1 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.33%) IntruShield
3 1 (2.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (48.84%) Relational Database
2 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
3 5 (11.63%) MS Access
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 21 (48.84%) Ant
2 18 (41.86%) Eclipse
3 14 (32.56%) SoapUI
4 4 (9.30%) AccuRev
4 4 (9.30%) JIRA
5 2 (4.65%) Maven
6 1 (2.33%) Selenium
6 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.33%) Hudson
6 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.33%) JUnit
6 1 (2.33%) Subversion
6 1 (2.33%) JMeter
General
1 20 (46.51%) Marketing
2 11 (25.58%) Finance
3 7 (16.28%) Legal
3 7 (16.28%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.65%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.33%) Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 27 (62.79%) Developer
2 22 (51.16%) Java Developer
3 11 (25.58%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 7 (16.28%) Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) Senior Developer
6 5 (11.63%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Administrator
7 3 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.98%) Business Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Security Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Cyber Security Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Capacity Management Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Capacity Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Mainframe Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Business Manager
9 1 (2.33%) Test Automation Specialist
9 1 (2.33%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
9 1 (2.33%) Automation Specialist
9 1 (2.33%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (58.14%) XML
2 22 (51.16%) J2EE
2 22 (51.16%) SOAP
3 20 (46.51%) CSS
3 20 (46.51%) HTML
3 20 (46.51%) Web Services
4 19 (44.19%) XHTML
4 19 (44.19%) Ajax
5 18 (41.86%) HTML5
6 16 (37.21%) JAX-WS
6 16 (37.21%) JAX-RS
6 16 (37.21%) TopLink
7 5 (11.63%) Struts
8 4 (9.30%) JMS
9 3 (6.98%) JSP
9 3 (6.98%) Middleware
10 2 (4.65%) Flash
10 2 (4.65%) Java SE
11 1 (2.33%) JSR 170
11 1 (2.33%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Web 2.0
1 3 (6.98%) iSeries
1 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
1 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.98%) AS400
2 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.65%) User Experience
2 2 (4.65%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 29 (67.44%) Windows
2 26 (60.47%) UNIX
2 26 (60.47%) Linux
3 22 (51.16%) Solaris
4 3 (6.98%) AIX
5 2 (4.65%) HPUX
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (51.16%) TDD
3 20 (46.51%) OO
4 19 (44.19%) Content Management
4 19 (44.19%) Digital Marketing
5 18 (41.86%) User Stories
5 18 (41.86%) Scrum
6 17 (39.53%) Use Case
7 14 (32.56%) Validation
7 14 (32.56%) RUP
7 14 (32.56%) B2C
8 5 (11.63%) Migration
9 4 (9.30%) BDD
10 3 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (6.98%) Build Automation
10 3 (6.98%) Capacity Management
10 3 (6.98%) ERP
10 3 (6.98%) SOA
10 3 (6.98%) RAD
10 3 (6.98%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 26 (60.47%) Java
2 24 (55.81%) SQL
3 20 (46.51%) JavaScript
4 9 (20.93%) Perl
5 5 (11.63%) Korn
5 5 (11.63%) Bash Shell
5 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.33%) SELCOPY
6 1 (2.33%) JCL
6 1 (2.33%) C#
6 1 (2.33%) COBOL
6 1 (2.33%) VB
6 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.33%) VBA
6 1 (2.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) Degree
1 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (2.33%) OCP
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (2.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) vSphere
1 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (11.63%) Hyper-V
2 4 (9.30%) vCloud
3 3 (6.98%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Tivoli
1 3 (6.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (4.65%) Nessus
2 2 (4.65%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (2.33%) SCCM
3 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Oracle
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.63%) Adobe
2 5 (11.63%) VMware
3 4 (9.30%) Citrix
4 3 (6.98%) Altiris
4 3 (6.98%) BMC
4 3 (6.98%) NetApp
4 3 (6.98%) FatWire
4 3 (6.98%) HP
5 2 (4.65%) NetIQ
5 2 (4.65%) Tripwire
5 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.65%) Ariba
5 2 (4.65%) Cognos
5 2 (4.65%) Rapid7
5 2 (4.65%) ArcSight
5 2 (4.65%) Splunk
5 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds
5 2 (4.65%) Qualys