The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Kent region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 42 33 26
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing IBM 3 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.08% 2.55% 3.15%
As % of the Vendors category 2.21% 4.90% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Average daily rate
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£413 £438 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +121.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £408 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £468 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -28.57%
Vendors Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
136 143 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 48.75% 52.19% 49.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 84 61
Average daily rate £350 £363 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +10.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £156 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £506 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 20
Average hourly rate £47.00 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+193.75% -23.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
IBM
South East

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 31 July 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
Folkestone - - - -
Stansted - - - -
West Malling - - - -
IBM
South East

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) EMC
2 3 (50.00%) AIX
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 2 (33.33%) OCP
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (33.33%) HACMP
3 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (33.33%) Replication
3 2 (33.33%) NetBackup
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) FTP
1 1 (16.67%) Intranet
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) DataStage
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) LSMW
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle DBA
1 2 (33.33%) DBA
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Oracle DBA
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior DBA
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Designer
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Data Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Data Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) SAP SD Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
1 2 (33.33%) HACMP
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) DataPower
2 1 (16.67%) iSeries
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (50.00%) AIX
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (16.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) OCP
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (33.33%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 2 (33.33%) Data Guard
2 1 (16.67%) nmon
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft