The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 121 115 93
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -22
Contract jobs citing IBM 427 464 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.85% 1.91% 2.24%
As % of the Vendors category 4.16% 4.17% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 283 286
Average daily rate
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£480 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 20
Average hourly rate £21.50 £31.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.74% +162.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.69 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+54.25% -26.80%
IBM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10261 11129 9889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.51% 45.89% 46.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7014 7313 6197
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 230 300
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £31.70 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
City of London -28 77 £450 +12.50% 18
Hounslow +7 6 - -
Docklands, London +10 3 £400 -20.00%
Uxbridge - 3 £315 -
Greenford +1 2 - - 1
Paddington +3 1 £800 +128.57%
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 264 (28.14%) Linux
2 252 (26.87%) Oracle
2 252 (26.87%) Finance
3 223 (23.77%) WebSphere
4 221 (23.56%) Windows
5 213 (22.71%) SQL
6 184 (19.62%) Banking
7 171 (18.23%) VMware
8 159 (16.95%) UNIX
9 155 (16.52%) Java
10 151 (16.10%) Microsoft
11 123 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
12 121 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
13 116 (12.37%) SQL Server
13 116 (12.37%) ITIL
14 112 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
15 109 (11.62%) SAN
16 106 (11.30%) HP
17 101 (10.77%) Middleware
17 101 (10.77%) AIX
18 97 (10.34%) EMC
19 93 (9.91%) Project Management
20 90 (9.59%) WebSphere MQ
21 89 (9.49%) DB2
22 88 (9.38%) Active Directory
23 87 (9.28%) Cisco
24 86 (9.17%) Investment Banking
25 79 (8.42%) Perl
26 77 (8.21%) Solaris
27 76 (8.10%) Citrix

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 223 (23.77%) WebSphere
2 61 (6.50%) IIS
3 58 (6.18%) Apache
3 58 (6.18%) WebSphere Application Server
4 53 (5.65%) WebLogic
5 52 (5.54%) Tomcat
6 45 (4.80%) SharePoint
7 39 (4.16%) JBoss
8 37 (3.94%) IBM HTTP Server
9 20 (2.13%) MS Exchange
10 19 (2.03%) FileNet
11 17 (1.81%) CICS
12 13 (1.39%) Adobe CQ
13 12 (1.28%) SAS
13 12 (1.28%) Documentum
13 12 (1.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 11 (1.17%) MQSeries
14 11 (1.17%) Lync
15 10 (1.07%) OpenStack
15 10 (1.07%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 67 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.84%) MS Office
3 26 (2.77%) MS Project
4 21 (2.24%) MS Visio
4 21 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.75%) PowerPivot
6 4 (0.43%) SPSS
7 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.11%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.11%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 27 (2.88%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (2.24%) Cognos TM1
3 12 (1.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 7 (0.75%) SunGard GMI
5 4 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.43%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.32%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle HRMS
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.32%) Misys Midas
6 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.32%) Workday HCM
7 2 (0.21%) RMDS
8 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.11%) Maximo
8 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.11%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (2.88%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (1.07%) IBM SmartCloud
4 9 (0.96%) IaaS
5 8 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.53%) IBM Blueworks
7 4 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.32%) SaaS
8 3 (0.32%) PaaS
8 3 (0.32%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 109 (11.62%) SAN
2 64 (6.82%) DNS
3 49 (5.22%) SSL
4 46 (4.90%) HTTP
5 39 (4.16%) WAN
6 38 (4.05%) Firewall
7 35 (3.73%) VPN
8 34 (3.62%) TCP/IP
9 29 (3.09%) NetScaler
10 25 (2.67%) LAN
10 25 (2.67%) VLAN
10 25 (2.67%) NAS
11 20 (2.13%) Internet
11 20 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
12 19 (2.03%) Network Security
13 17 (1.81%) SNMP
13 17 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (1.81%) Fibre Channel
14 15 (1.60%) BGP
14 15 (1.60%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (12.37%) SQL Server
2 89 (9.49%) DB2
3 62 (6.61%) Data Warehouse
4 58 (6.18%) Relational Database
5 53 (5.65%) DataStage
6 41 (4.37%) Oracle Database
7 39 (4.16%) IBM InfoSphere
8 31 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 30 (3.20%) Oracle Exadata
10 20 (2.13%) RDBMS
10 20 (2.13%) MySQL
11 16 (1.71%) Sybase ASE
11 16 (1.71%) Big Data
12 15 (1.60%) OLAP
13 14 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (1.28%) Data Mining
14 12 (1.28%) OLTP
15 11 (1.17%) Hadoop
16 10 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
16 10 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (3.20%) JIRA
2 29 (3.09%) Jenkins
3 24 (2.56%) Maven
4 15 (1.60%) Eclipse
4 15 (1.60%) Introscope
4 15 (1.60%) Hudson
5 14 (1.49%) Ant
6 13 (1.39%) Visual Studio
6 13 (1.39%) MSI
6 13 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (1.28%) SoapUI
7 12 (1.28%) JUnit
7 12 (1.28%) RequisitePro
7 12 (1.28%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (1.17%) Subversion
9 10 (1.07%) Artifactory
9 10 (1.07%) NUnit
9 10 (1.07%) Selenium
9 10 (1.07%) TeamCity
10 8 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 252 (26.87%) Finance
2 184 (19.62%) Banking
3 86 (9.17%) Investment Banking
4 73 (7.78%) Retail
5 22 (2.35%) Financial Institution
6 20 (2.13%) Marketing
6 20 (2.13%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.60%) Legal
8 14 (1.49%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.17%) Advertising
10 10 (1.07%) Front Office
10 10 (1.07%) Back Office
11 7 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.53%) Military
13 4 (0.43%) French Language
14 3 (0.32%) Games
14 3 (0.32%) Publishing
14 3 (0.32%) Billing
15 2 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.21%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 140 (14.93%) Developer
2 129 (13.75%) Architect
3 97 (10.34%) Analyst
4 95 (10.13%) Consultant
5 70 (7.46%) Administrator
6 58 (6.18%) Project Manager
7 36 (3.84%) Infrastructure Architect
8 34 (3.62%) Systems Engineer
9 32 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
10 27 (2.88%) Java Developer
10 27 (2.88%) Support Analyst
11 26 (2.77%) Technical Architect
12 25 (2.67%) Business Analyst
12 25 (2.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 23 (2.45%) DBA
14 20 (2.13%) WebSphere Developer
15 19 (2.03%) Systems Administrator
15 19 (2.03%) Server Administrator
16 18 (1.92%) Storage Administrator
17 17 (1.81%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (10.77%) Middleware
2 90 (9.59%) WebSphere MQ
3 72 (7.68%) Web Services
4 69 (7.36%) XML
5 49 (5.22%) .NET
6 48 (5.12%) J2EE
7 43 (4.58%) HTML
8 34 (3.62%) SOAP
9 32 (3.41%) JMS
10 26 (2.77%) REST
10 26 (2.77%) CSS
11 22 (2.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 22 (2.35%) WCF
12 20 (2.13%) Spring
13 19 (2.03%) Worklight
14 18 (1.92%) XSLT
15 16 (1.71%) JDBC
16 15 (1.60%) JSP
17 14 (1.49%) WSDL
18 12 (1.28%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 112 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (6.50%) Clustering
3 56 (5.97%) Replication
4 50 (5.33%) Mainframe
5 39 (4.16%) IBM Mainframe
6 28 (2.99%) DataPower
7 22 (2.35%) Hedge funds
8 20 (2.13%) Computer Science
9 19 (2.03%) Visualisation
10 18 (1.92%) Management Information System
11 16 (1.71%) Derivative
12 15 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (1.60%) Client/Server
12 15 (1.60%) Symmetrix
12 15 (1.60%) iSeries
13 14 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
13 14 (1.49%) CLARiiON
13 14 (1.49%) HACMP
14 11 (1.17%) Blackberry
14 11 (1.17%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 264 (28.14%) Linux
2 221 (23.56%) Windows
3 159 (16.95%) UNIX
4 101 (10.77%) AIX
5 77 (8.21%) Solaris
6 54 (5.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 44 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 39 (4.16%) SUSE
10 33 (3.52%) Oracle Linux
11 29 (3.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 17 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (1.81%) zOS
13 10 (1.07%) Windows XP
14 9 (0.96%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.75%) CentOS
16 6 (0.64%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.53%) HPUX
18 4 (0.43%) Android
18 4 (0.43%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (12.37%) ITIL
3 93 (9.91%) Project Management
4 71 (7.57%) SOA
5 60 (6.40%) ETL
6 58 (6.18%) DevOps
7 57 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
8 56 (5.97%) Migration
9 42 (4.48%) Change Management
10 41 (4.37%) E-Commerce
11 39 (4.16%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (3.94%) High Availability
13 35 (3.73%) UML
13 35 (3.73%) Scrum
14 33 (3.52%) Data Modelling
15 32 (3.41%) OO
16 31 (3.30%) Incident Management
17 30 (3.20%) Analytics
18 29 (3.09%) Service Management
18 29 (3.09%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 213 (22.71%) SQL
2 155 (16.52%) Java
3 79 (8.42%) Perl
4 71 (7.57%) Bash Shell
5 62 (6.61%) Python
6 51 (5.44%) PowerShell
7 40 (4.26%) JavaScript
7 40 (4.26%) Shell Script
8 36 (3.84%) Ruby
9 34 (3.62%) C
10 30 (3.20%) C#
11 29 (3.09%) Jython
12 25 (2.67%) VBScript
13 24 (2.56%) PL/SQL
14 17 (1.81%) Korn
15 12 (1.28%) RPG
16 11 (1.17%) VB
16 11 (1.17%) VB.NET
17 10 (1.07%) RPG IV
17 10 (1.07%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (4.58%) Degree
2 31 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 15 (1.60%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (1.49%) MCITP
6 12 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.07%) MCSE
8 9 (0.96%) PMI Certification
8 9 (0.96%) RHCT
9 8 (0.85%) ISEB
10 7 (0.75%) IBM Certification
10 7 (0.75%) MCP
10 7 (0.75%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.64%) CCNA
11 6 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.53%) CCNP
12 5 (0.53%) NCDA
13 4 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.43%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.94%) QA
2 12 (1.28%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.17%) SLA
4 9 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.53%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.21%) COBIT
7 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 121 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (9.38%) Active Directory
3 60 (6.40%) vSphere
4 49 (5.22%) Oracle RAC
5 34 (3.62%) VMware ESX
6 33 (3.52%) XenApp
7 26 (2.77%) RACF
8 23 (2.45%) Hyper-V
8 23 (2.45%) vCloud
9 22 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (2.35%) NFS
10 19 (2.03%) Firmware
11 15 (1.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 12 (1.28%) FreeRADIUS
12 12 (1.28%) XenDesktop
13 11 (1.17%) PowerHA
14 10 (1.07%) ACF2
14 10 (1.07%) VMware Server
15 8 (0.85%) Tivoli Directory Server
15 8 (0.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 70 (7.46%) Puppet
2 69 (7.36%) Tivoli
3 64 (6.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 27 (2.88%) SELinux
5 18 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (1.71%) SCCM
7 15 (1.60%) Backup Exec
8 13 (1.39%) Netcool
9 12 (1.28%) Ansible
9 12 (1.28%) HP SIM
10 10 (1.07%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 10 (1.07%) SCOM
10 10 (1.07%) NetBackup
10 10 (1.07%) Control-M
11 8 (0.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 7 (0.75%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 7 (0.75%) SCVMM
12 7 (0.75%) OMEGAMON
12 7 (0.75%) EdgeSight
13 6 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 252 (26.87%) Oracle
2 171 (18.23%) VMware
3 151 (16.10%) Microsoft
4 106 (11.30%) HP
5 97 (10.34%) EMC
6 87 (9.28%) Cisco
7 76 (8.10%) Citrix
8 67 (7.14%) Red Hat
9 65 (6.93%) Cognos
10 56 (5.97%) NetApp
11 54 (5.76%) SAP
12 33 (3.52%) Dell
13 31 (3.30%) Sybase
14 27 (2.88%) ServiceNow
14 27 (2.88%) CA
15 26 (2.77%) Sun
16 25 (2.67%) Veritas
17 23 (2.45%) CheckPoint
18 22 (2.35%) Splunk
18 22 (2.35%) Software AG
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