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 4 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 40 43 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing IBM 3 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.97% 0.98% 2.03%
As % of the Vendors category 2.48% 1.88% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £415 £403
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £21.73
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +61.06%
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
121 160 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 39.16% 52.46% 45.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 96 76
Average daily rate £363 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £151 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 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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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
Sittingbourne - 2 £500 -
IBM
South East

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
1 6 (100.00%) Banking
2 4 (66.67%) Clustering
2 4 (66.67%) NetBackup
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 4 (66.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (66.67%) Puppet
2 4 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (66.67%) Perl
2 4 (66.67%) MySQL
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Python
2 4 (66.67%) LDAP
2 4 (66.67%) NFS
2 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (66.67%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) Sun
2 4 (66.67%) OpenView
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Dell
2 4 (66.67%) UNIX
2 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 4 (66.67%) Veritas
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (66.67%) HACMP
2 4 (66.67%) Control-M

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (66.67%) LDAP
1 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (66.67%) DNS
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (33.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (33.33%) Rational Rose
2 2 (33.33%) PowerDesigner
2 2 (33.33%) ERwin
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
1 6 (100.00%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) Local Government
2 2 (33.33%) Automotive
2 2 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) HACMP
1 4 (66.67%) Clustering
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) UNIX
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (33.33%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) UML
2 2 (33.33%) RUP
2 2 (33.33%) DSDM
2 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Data Management
2 2 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 2 (33.33%) Information Management
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
2 2 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 2 (33.33%) Master Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Perl
1 4 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) NFS
1 4 (66.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 4 (66.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) OpenView
1 4 (66.67%) Control-M
1 4 (66.67%) NetBackup
1 4 (66.67%) Puppet
1 4 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) Veritas
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (66.67%) Sun
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Dell
3 2 (33.33%) Informatica
3 2 (33.33%) Symantec
3 2 (33.33%) Sybase
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft