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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 28 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing IBM 14 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.98% 1.33% -
As % of the Vendors category 9.09% 2.80% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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 £21.00 £22.69 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -15.65%
IBM
South East

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
154 143 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 54.80% 47.51% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 72 92
Average daily rate £375 £390 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.72% +58.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £255 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 38
Average hourly rate £21.59 £11.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.22% -42.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £18.75 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Kent region over the 3 months to 26 November 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
West Malling - 1 £350 - 1
Tonbridge - - - -
IBM
South East

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 12 (70.59%) COBOL
1 12 (70.59%) AS400
1 12 (70.59%) Logistics
2 6 (35.29%) iSeries
2 6 (35.29%) ERP
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
4 3 (17.65%) UNIX
4 3 (17.65%) Linux
4 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
4 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
5 2 (11.76%) Operations Management
5 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.76%) vSphere
5 2 (11.76%) Tivoli
5 2 (11.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) SAN
5 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.76%) Finance
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) VMware
6 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (5.88%) Replication

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 2 (11.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Consultant
1 6 (35.29%) Applications Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Senior Server Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (5.88%) Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) DBA
3 1 (5.88%) Build Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) AS400
2 6 (35.29%) iSeries
3 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Replication
4 1 (5.88%) HACMP
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) UNIX
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Logistics
2 6 (35.29%) ERP
3 2 (11.76%) Operations Management
3 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) COBOL
2 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) OCP
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (11.76%) vSphere
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Tivoli
1 2 (11.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.88%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) EMC
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle