The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 45 40 32
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing IBM 2 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.67% 1.10% 2.55%
As % of the Vendors category 1.64% 2.24% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
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£531 £413 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £363 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £463 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £31.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.20% +38.88%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Vendors Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
122 134 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 41.08% 49.26% 51.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 87 84
Average daily rate £388 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £466 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 12
Average hourly rate £9.00 £47.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.85% +193.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Kent region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Kent

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Kent region.

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Python
1 4 (100.00%) LDAP
1 4 (100.00%) NFS
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Sun
1 4 (100.00%) OpenView
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Dell
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
1 4 (100.00%) Veritas
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (100.00%) HACMP
1 4 (100.00%) Control-M
1 4 (100.00%) Perl
1 4 (100.00%) MySQL
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
1 4 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 4 (100.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 4 (100.00%) Puppet
1 4 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LDAP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) HACMP
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) AIX
3 1 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Perl
1 4 (100.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) NFS
1 4 (100.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 4 (100.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) OpenView
1 4 (100.00%) Control-M
1 4 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 4 (100.00%) Puppet
1 4 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) Sun
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Dell
1 4 (100.00%) Veritas
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec