The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 1 August 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 London 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 105 114 109
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing IBM 456 462 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.94% 1.90% 1.81%
As % of the Vendors category 4.28% 4.13% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 293 249
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £45.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.33% +275.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -28.57%
Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10647 11180 11862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.37% 46.04% 45.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6693 7118 7147
Average daily rate £423 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £254 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 291 340
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £48.00 £37.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
IBM
England

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in London

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

IBM Daily Rate Trend in London

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the London region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in London

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in London

IBM
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the London region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
City of London -5 99 £471 +4.66% 40
Greenford - 10 - -
Canary Wharf +27 6 £393 +7.53%
Docklands, London +4 2 £403 +7.33%
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 272 (29.25%) Finance
2 267 (28.71%) Oracle
3 245 (26.34%) WebSphere
4 234 (25.16%) Linux
5 207 (22.26%) SQL
6 179 (19.25%) Windows
7 174 (18.71%) VMware
8 161 (17.31%) UNIX
9 148 (15.91%) Java
9 148 (15.91%) Microsoft
10 144 (15.48%) Banking
11 123 (13.23%) VMware Infrastructure
12 110 (11.83%) HP
13 99 (10.65%) XML
14 97 (10.43%) Active Directory
14 97 (10.43%) Migration
14 97 (10.43%) Retail
15 91 (9.78%) Bash Shell
16 90 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
17 87 (9.35%) SQL Server
18 86 (9.25%) Cisco
19 85 (9.14%) Middleware
19 85 (9.14%) ITIL
20 84 (9.03%) SOA
21 80 (8.60%) DNS
22 75 (8.06%) WebSphere MQ
22 75 (8.06%) Cognos
23 73 (7.85%) DB2
23 73 (7.85%) Agile Software Development
24 71 (7.63%) Solaris

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 245 (26.34%) WebSphere
2 64 (6.88%) WebSphere Application Server
3 60 (6.45%) WebLogic
4 59 (6.34%) IIS
5 54 (5.81%) Tomcat
6 49 (5.27%) Apache
7 34 (3.66%) MS Exchange
8 32 (3.44%) SharePoint
9 29 (3.12%) CICS
9 29 (3.12%) MQSeries
10 26 (2.80%) FileNet
11 20 (2.15%) Oracle Coherence
12 18 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 16 (1.72%) IBM HTTP Server
14 14 (1.51%) AquaLogic
15 13 (1.40%) WebSphere Process Server
16 10 (1.08%) Documentum
16 10 (1.08%) SAS
16 10 (1.08%) WebSphere Portal
17 9 (0.97%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 59 (6.34%) MS Excel
2 46 (4.95%) MS Office
3 31 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 19 (2.04%) MS Project
5 12 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.65%) RoboHelp
6 6 (0.65%) Adobe Captivate
7 5 (0.54%) SPSS
8 4 (0.43%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.11%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 27 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (2.69%) Cognos TM1
3 13 (1.40%) Workday HCM
4 12 (1.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 11 (1.18%) SAP HR
6 7 (0.75%) Tridion
7 6 (0.65%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.54%) RMDS
9 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.32%) Misys Midas
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
11 1 (0.11%) Magento
11 1 (0.11%) AWD
11 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 34 (3.66%) Amazon EC2
1 34 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.86%) SaaS
4 6 (0.65%) IBM SmartCloud
5 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.32%) IaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Office 365
7 1 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (8.60%) DNS
2 68 (7.31%) SAN
3 60 (6.45%) Firewall
4 38 (4.09%) SSL
5 37 (3.98%) TCP/IP
6 32 (3.44%) WAN
7 31 (3.33%) LAN
7 31 (3.33%) Internet
8 30 (3.23%) VPN
9 27 (2.90%) HTTP
10 24 (2.58%) VLAN
10 24 (2.58%) NAS
11 21 (2.26%) Network Security
12 18 (1.94%) FCoE
12 18 (1.94%) Fibre Channel
13 17 (1.83%) iSCSI
14 16 (1.72%) DHCP
14 16 (1.72%) SNMP
15 15 (1.61%) Multicast
15 15 (1.61%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
2 87 (9.35%) SQL Server
3 73 (7.85%) DB2
4 61 (6.56%) Oracle Database
5 59 (6.34%) DataStage
6 55 (5.91%) Relational Database
7 33 (3.55%) IBM InfoSphere
8 31 (3.33%) Oracle Exadata
9 26 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
10 21 (2.26%) RDBMS
11 18 (1.94%) MySQL
12 17 (1.83%) Big Data
13 16 (1.72%) Oracle ODI
13 16 (1.72%) Cognos Framework Manager
14 15 (1.61%) Hadoop
15 13 (1.40%) QlikView
15 13 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
16 12 (1.29%) MS Access
16 12 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (3.87%) JIRA
2 33 (3.55%) Eclipse
3 29 (3.12%) Jenkins
4 24 (2.58%) Ant
5 21 (2.26%) Subversion
6 18 (1.94%) Maven
7 17 (1.83%) Hudson
8 15 (1.61%) JUnit
9 14 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (1.40%) Visual Studio
11 12 (1.29%) ClearQuest
11 12 (1.29%) Introscope
12 11 (1.18%) QuickTest Pro
13 10 (1.08%) Talend Open Studio
14 9 (0.97%) TeamCity
14 9 (0.97%) LoadRunner
14 9 (0.97%) Log4j
15 8 (0.86%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
16 7 (0.75%) Git (software)
16 7 (0.75%) ClearCase
General
1 272 (29.25%) Finance
2 144 (15.48%) Banking
3 97 (10.43%) Retail
4 67 (7.20%) Investment Banking
5 60 (6.45%) Financial Institution
6 31 (3.33%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.94%) Marketing
8 15 (1.61%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.51%) Back Office
9 14 (1.51%) Advertising
10 10 (1.08%) Publishing
10 10 (1.08%) French Language
11 9 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.75%) Legal
13 6 (0.65%) Front Office
14 5 (0.54%) Dutch Language
15 4 (0.43%) Wholesale Banking
16 3 (0.32%) Military
17 2 (0.22%) Billing
17 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 133 (14.30%) Developer
2 120 (12.90%) Architect
3 112 (12.04%) Analyst
4 95 (10.22%) Consultant
5 74 (7.96%) Administrator
6 63 (6.77%) Project Manager
7 41 (4.41%) Business Analyst
8 39 (4.19%) Systems Engineer
9 35 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
10 30 (3.23%) Java Developer
11 28 (3.01%) Infrastructure Architect
12 27 (2.90%) Linux Engineer
13 26 (2.80%) Systems Administrator
14 22 (2.37%) Server Administrator
14 22 (2.37%) Technical Manager
15 20 (2.15%) Technical Architect
15 20 (2.15%) Senior Developer
16 19 (2.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 19 (2.04%) DBA
17 17 (1.83%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (10.65%) XML
2 85 (9.14%) Middleware
3 75 (8.06%) WebSphere MQ
4 68 (7.31%) Web Services
5 55 (5.91%) HTML
6 52 (5.59%) J2EE
7 44 (4.73%) SOAP
8 43 (4.62%) XSLT
9 31 (3.33%) Spring
10 29 (3.12%) .NET
11 27 (2.90%) JMS
12 24 (2.58%) CSS
13 23 (2.47%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 21 (2.26%) WSDL
15 19 (2.04%) XSD
16 17 (1.83%) REST
16 17 (1.83%) Flash
17 15 (1.61%) JAX-WS
17 15 (1.61%) WCF
17 15 (1.61%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (6.45%) Clustering
2 56 (6.02%) Mainframe
3 45 (4.84%) Hedge funds
4 30 (3.23%) Replication
5 25 (2.69%) IBM Mainframe
6 23 (2.47%) AS400
7 21 (2.26%) iSeries
8 20 (2.15%) Client/Server
9 18 (1.94%) Computer Science
10 17 (1.83%) Management Information System
11 16 (1.72%) SWIFT
11 16 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
11 16 (1.72%) DataPower
12 15 (1.61%) Open Source
13 14 (1.51%) Data Integration
14 12 (1.29%) Web 2.0
14 12 (1.29%) Derivative
15 11 (1.18%) Statistics
15 11 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 10 (1.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 234 (25.16%) Linux
2 179 (19.25%) Windows
3 161 (17.31%) UNIX
4 71 (7.63%) Solaris
5 65 (6.99%) AIX
6 49 (5.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 37 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (3.23%) SELinux
10 27 (2.90%) zOS
11 26 (2.80%) SUSE
12 25 (2.69%) Apple iOS
13 16 (1.72%) Windows 7
14 14 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (1.51%) Oracle Linux
15 13 (1.40%) HPUX
16 12 (1.29%) Windows XP
17 11 (1.18%) VMS
18 10 (1.08%) Android
19 9 (0.97%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (10.43%) Migration
2 85 (9.14%) ITIL
3 84 (9.03%) SOA
4 73 (7.85%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (7.42%) Project Management
6 65 (6.99%) ETL
7 63 (6.77%) E-Commerce
8 62 (6.67%) DevOps
9 56 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
10 50 (5.38%) UML
11 47 (5.05%) Data Management
12 45 (4.84%) OO
13 44 (4.73%) TOGAF
13 44 (4.73%) PRINCE2
14 41 (4.41%) Scrum
15 38 (4.09%) Data Migration
16 36 (3.87%) ERP
17 35 (3.76%) Data Modelling
18 34 (3.66%) Service Delivery
19 32 (3.44%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 207 (22.26%) SQL
2 148 (15.91%) Java
3 91 (9.78%) Bash Shell
4 62 (6.67%) Python
5 54 (5.81%) Perl
6 47 (5.05%) JavaScript
7 43 (4.62%) PowerShell
8 36 (3.87%) Ruby
9 35 (3.76%) PL/SQL
10 31 (3.33%) Shell Script
11 25 (2.69%) Korn
12 24 (2.58%) XPath
13 23 (2.47%) C
14 22 (2.37%) C#
15 20 (2.15%) VBScript
15 20 (2.15%) VB
16 18 (1.94%) VBA
17 14 (1.51%) Jython
18 13 (1.40%) C++
18 13 (1.40%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 55 (5.91%) Degree
2 31 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.15%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (1.40%) ISEB
5 13 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 10 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (0.97%) MCSE
7 9 (0.97%) PMI Certification
7 9 (0.97%) IBM Certification
8 7 (0.75%) CISSP
8 7 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (0.65%) MCITP
10 5 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (0.54%) CCNP
11 4 (0.43%) CEH
11 4 (0.43%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.32%) NCDA
12 3 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.44%) QA
2 28 (3.01%) SLA
3 12 (1.29%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.08%) RosettaNet
4 10 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.75%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.11%) Basel III
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) GxP
System Software
1 123 (13.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 97 (10.43%) Active Directory
3 50 (5.38%) vSphere
4 48 (5.16%) Oracle RAC
5 26 (2.80%) vCloud
6 23 (2.47%) VMware ESX
7 22 (2.37%) NFS
8 18 (1.94%) XenApp
9 16 (1.72%) Hyper-V
10 13 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.97%) SRDF
11 9 (0.97%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 9 (0.97%) ISA Server
12 8 (0.86%) RACF
12 8 (0.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 8 (0.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 7 (0.75%) GPFS
14 6 (0.65%) Xen
15 5 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 65 (6.99%) Puppet
2 53 (5.70%) Tivoli
3 48 (5.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 20 (2.15%) NetBackup
4 20 (2.15%) Backup Exec
5 17 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (1.83%) OpenView
6 15 (1.61%) Ansible
6 15 (1.61%) HP SIM
7 13 (1.40%) Control-M
8 12 (1.29%) BMC PATROL
9 10 (1.08%) Data Guard
9 10 (1.08%) EMC NetWorker
10 9 (0.97%) SCCM
10 9 (0.97%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 9 (0.97%) Netcool
11 8 (0.86%) Tivoli NetView
11 8 (0.86%) Legato
12 6 (0.65%) DameWare
12 6 (0.65%) OVSD
Vendors
1 267 (28.71%) Oracle
2 174 (18.71%) VMware
3 148 (15.91%) Microsoft
4 110 (11.83%) HP
5 86 (9.25%) Cisco
6 75 (8.06%) Cognos
7 68 (7.31%) SAP
8 67 (7.20%) EMC
9 61 (6.56%) NetApp
10 60 (6.45%) Citrix
11 44 (4.73%) Red Hat
12 35 (3.76%) Remedy
13 29 (3.12%) JBoss
14 25 (2.69%) Siebel
15 24 (2.58%) ATG
16 23 (2.47%) Sybase
16 23 (2.47%) Sun
17 21 (2.26%) Symantec
17 21 (2.26%) TIBCO
18 20 (2.15%) Informatica
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