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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 93 90 96
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing IBM 511 565 523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.09% 2.25% 2.03%
As % of the Vendors category 4.55% 4.87% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 320 271
Average daily rate
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£410 £460 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.86% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £338 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 12
Average hourly rate £12.00 £45.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.33% +210.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.53 £19.50 £30.70
% change year-on-year
+61.66% -36.48%
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
11240 11609 11761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.89% 46.19% 45.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7272 7557 7142
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £580 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 256 334
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £48.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 September 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 September 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 -14 116 £413 -17.50% 26
Greenford - 11 - - 1
Canary Wharf +23 5 £410 +12.32%
Hackney - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 302 (31.86%) Linux
2 281 (29.64%) Finance
3 253 (26.69%) WebSphere
4 250 (26.37%) Oracle
5 219 (23.10%) Windows
6 212 (22.36%) VMware
7 196 (20.68%) SQL
8 179 (18.88%) Microsoft
9 159 (16.77%) UNIX
10 152 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
11 151 (15.93%) Java
12 141 (14.87%) Banking
13 129 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
14 125 (13.19%) HP
15 115 (12.13%) Active Directory
16 114 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
17 109 (11.50%) SQL Server
18 102 (10.76%) DNS
18 102 (10.76%) Middleware
19 100 (10.55%) Retail
20 97 (10.23%) AIX
20 97 (10.23%) SOA
21 95 (10.02%) Bash Shell
22 94 (9.92%) SAN
23 93 (9.81%) EMC
23 93 (9.81%) ITIL
24 92 (9.70%) WebSphere MQ
25 90 (9.49%) Cisco
26 85 (8.97%) Migration
26 85 (8.97%) Puppet

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 253 (26.69%) WebSphere
2 73 (7.70%) Apache
3 69 (7.28%) WebSphere Application Server
4 67 (7.07%) WebLogic
5 58 (6.12%) IIS
6 55 (5.80%) Tomcat
7 39 (4.11%) IBM HTTP Server
8 38 (4.01%) SharePoint
9 36 (3.80%) MS Exchange
10 23 (2.43%) FileNet
11 22 (2.32%) MQSeries
12 20 (2.11%) CICS
13 17 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 17 (1.79%) AquaLogic
14 14 (1.48%) Oracle Coherence
15 13 (1.37%) Adobe CQ
16 12 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
16 12 (1.27%) Documentum
17 10 (1.05%) WebSphere Process Server
17 10 (1.05%) Lync
Applications
1 75 (7.91%) MS Excel
2 47 (4.96%) MS Office
3 29 (3.06%) MS Visio
4 24 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (2.11%) MS Project
6 5 (0.53%) RoboHelp
6 5 (0.53%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.42%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.21%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.11%) SPSS
9 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (3.16%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (1.79%) Cognos TM1
3 15 (1.58%) Workday HCM
4 13 (1.37%) SAP HR
5 8 (0.84%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.42%) Tridion
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.32%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.32%) RMDS
7 3 (0.32%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.32%) Misys Midas
8 2 (0.21%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.11%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.01%) Amazon EC2
2 37 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.74%) IBM SmartCloud
5 5 (0.53%) IaaS
5 5 (0.53%) SaaS
6 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.21%) PaaS
7 2 (0.21%) Office 365
8 1 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 102 (10.76%) DNS
2 94 (9.92%) SAN
3 63 (6.65%) Firewall
4 53 (5.59%) SSL
5 44 (4.64%) HTTP
6 40 (4.22%) VPN
7 37 (3.90%) TCP/IP
8 35 (3.69%) VLAN
8 35 (3.69%) WAN
9 30 (3.16%) Internet
10 28 (2.95%) LAN
11 25 (2.64%) NAS
12 23 (2.43%) Fibre Channel
13 22 (2.32%) Network Security
14 19 (2.00%) iSCSI
15 18 (1.90%) FCoE
15 18 (1.90%) DHCP
15 18 (1.90%) SNMP
16 16 (1.69%) LDAP
17 15 (1.58%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (11.50%) SQL Server
2 75 (7.91%) DB2
3 64 (6.75%) Data Warehouse
4 42 (4.43%) Oracle Database
5 41 (4.32%) DataStage
6 39 (4.11%) IBM InfoSphere
6 39 (4.11%) Relational Database
7 38 (4.01%) Oracle Exadata
8 29 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (2.22%) MySQL
10 20 (2.11%) Big Data
11 17 (1.79%) RDBMS
12 14 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
12 14 (1.48%) MS Access
13 13 (1.37%) Hadoop
13 13 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (1.27%) Sybase ASE
15 11 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (1.16%) QlikView
16 10 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 41 (4.32%) Jenkins
2 36 (3.80%) JIRA
3 30 (3.16%) Eclipse
4 25 (2.64%) Maven
5 23 (2.43%) Hudson
6 21 (2.22%) Ant
7 19 (2.00%) Introscope
8 17 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (1.79%) Subversion
9 16 (1.69%) Visual Studio
10 11 (1.16%) JUnit
11 10 (1.05%) Selenium
11 10 (1.05%) Artifactory
12 8 (0.84%) ReSharper
12 8 (0.84%) TeamCity
12 8 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (0.74%) Git (software)
14 6 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
14 6 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
14 6 (0.63%) LoadRunner
General
1 281 (29.64%) Finance
2 141 (14.87%) Banking
3 100 (10.55%) Retail
4 70 (7.38%) Investment Banking
5 49 (5.17%) Financial Institution
6 27 (2.85%) Manufacturing
7 20 (2.11%) Marketing
8 16 (1.69%) Back Office
9 14 (1.48%) Advertising
10 10 (1.05%) French Language
10 10 (1.05%) Publishing
10 10 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (0.95%) Legal
12 7 (0.74%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.63%) Front Office
14 3 (0.32%) Military
14 3 (0.32%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.21%) Billing
16 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 138 (14.56%) Developer
2 108 (11.39%) Architect
3 98 (10.34%) Analyst
4 96 (10.13%) Consultant
5 91 (9.60%) Administrator
6 56 (5.91%) Project Manager
7 43 (4.54%) Systems Engineer
8 32 (3.38%) Server Administrator
9 29 (3.06%) Java Developer
10 28 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
10 28 (2.95%) Business Analyst
11 27 (2.85%) Systems Administrator
11 27 (2.85%) UNIX Administrator
11 27 (2.85%) Infrastructure Architect
11 27 (2.85%) Linux Engineer
12 24 (2.53%) DBA
12 24 (2.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 21 (2.22%) Technical Architect
13 21 (2.22%) Technical Manager
14 20 (2.11%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (10.76%) Middleware
2 92 (9.70%) WebSphere MQ
3 81 (8.54%) XML
4 73 (7.70%) Web Services
5 58 (6.12%) J2EE
6 54 (5.70%) HTML
7 46 (4.85%) SOAP
8 39 (4.11%) .NET
9 37 (3.90%) JMS
9 37 (3.90%) CSS
10 36 (3.80%) XSLT
11 31 (3.27%) Spring
11 31 (3.27%) REST
12 29 (3.06%) WSDL
13 24 (2.53%) XSD
13 24 (2.53%) Worklight
14 22 (2.32%) JSP
15 21 (2.22%) JAX-WS
16 20 (2.11%) Struts
17 19 (2.00%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 114 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (7.59%) Clustering
3 56 (5.91%) Mainframe
4 43 (4.54%) Hedge funds
5 41 (4.32%) Replication
6 28 (2.95%) IBM Mainframe
7 23 (2.43%) DataPower
8 22 (2.32%) Enterprise Storage
8 22 (2.32%) Client/Server
9 21 (2.22%) Computer Science
10 20 (2.11%) iSeries
10 20 (2.11%) AS400
11 19 (2.00%) Visualisation
12 16 (1.69%) Management Information System
13 13 (1.37%) CLARiiON
13 13 (1.37%) Symmetrix
13 13 (1.37%) Firmware
14 12 (1.27%) Derivative
14 12 (1.27%) Fat Client
14 12 (1.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 302 (31.86%) Linux
2 219 (23.10%) Windows
3 159 (16.77%) UNIX
4 97 (10.23%) AIX
5 72 (7.59%) Solaris
6 54 (5.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 47 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 45 (4.75%) SUSE
10 35 (3.69%) SELinux
11 25 (2.64%) Oracle Linux
12 24 (2.53%) zOS
13 21 (2.22%) Windows 7
14 17 (1.79%) Windows XP
15 12 (1.27%) Windows 2000
15 12 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (0.95%) HPUX
17 8 (0.84%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.84%) VMS
18 4 (0.42%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (10.23%) SOA
3 93 (9.81%) ITIL
4 85 (8.97%) Migration
5 76 (8.02%) DevOps
6 62 (6.54%) Project Management
7 59 (6.22%) E-Commerce
8 45 (4.75%) OO
8 45 (4.75%) ETL
9 44 (4.64%) Business Intelligence
10 43 (4.54%) UML
11 42 (4.43%) PRINCE2
12 41 (4.32%) TOGAF
13 37 (3.90%) Data Management
14 35 (3.69%) Change Management
15 32 (3.38%) Data Migration
15 32 (3.38%) Service Management
15 32 (3.38%) Scrum
16 31 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
17 30 (3.16%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 196 (20.68%) SQL
2 151 (15.93%) Java
3 95 (10.02%) Bash Shell
4 77 (8.12%) Python
5 66 (6.96%) Perl
6 54 (5.70%) PowerShell
7 52 (5.49%) JavaScript
8 47 (4.96%) Shell Script
9 40 (4.22%) Ruby
10 38 (4.01%) C
11 32 (3.38%) Jython
12 24 (2.53%) C#
13 23 (2.43%) VBScript
14 22 (2.32%) XPath
15 21 (2.22%) Korn
16 20 (2.11%) PL/SQL
17 18 (1.90%) VB
18 15 (1.58%) VBA
19 13 (1.37%) COBOL
20 12 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (4.75%) Degree
2 29 (3.06%) Security Cleared
3 28 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 16 (1.69%) MCSE
6 14 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 11 (1.16%) PMI Certification
8 10 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (0.95%) MCITP
10 8 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.74%) ISEB
11 7 (0.74%) CCNA
12 6 (0.63%) RHCE
13 5 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (0.53%) IBM Certification
13 5 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
13 5 (0.53%) NCDA
13 5 (0.53%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.53%) RHCT
14 4 (0.42%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.85%) QA
2 24 (2.53%) SLA
3 12 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.74%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.53%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.32%) RosettaNet
8 1 (0.11%) GxP
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 152 (16.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 115 (12.13%) Active Directory
3 63 (6.65%) vSphere
4 55 (5.80%) Oracle RAC
5 33 (3.48%) vCloud
5 33 (3.48%) XenApp
6 30 (3.16%) VMware ESX
7 24 (2.53%) NFS
8 21 (2.22%) Hyper-V
9 12 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (1.27%) RACF
10 11 (1.16%) ISA Server
11 10 (1.05%) FreeRADIUS
11 10 (1.05%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 9 (0.95%) VMware Server
13 8 (0.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 7 (0.74%) GPFS
14 7 (0.74%) PowerHA
14 7 (0.74%) XenServer
14 7 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 85 (8.97%) Puppet
2 64 (6.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 60 (6.33%) Tivoli
4 26 (2.74%) Backup Exec
5 23 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (2.11%) NetBackup
6 20 (2.11%) Ansible
7 18 (1.90%) OpenView
8 17 (1.79%) HP SIM
9 13 (1.37%) Netcool
10 11 (1.16%) Control-M
10 11 (1.16%) SCCM
11 10 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
11 10 (1.05%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 9 (0.95%) Legato
12 9 (0.95%) BMC PATROL
13 8 (0.84%) Data Guard
13 8 (0.84%) Tivoli NetView
14 6 (0.63%) OVSD
14 6 (0.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 250 (26.37%) Oracle
2 212 (22.36%) VMware
3 179 (18.88%) Microsoft
4 125 (13.19%) HP
5 93 (9.81%) EMC
6 90 (9.49%) Cisco
7 84 (8.86%) Citrix
8 69 (7.28%) NetApp
9 61 (6.43%) SAP
10 57 (6.01%) Red Hat
11 53 (5.59%) Cognos
12 50 (5.27%) JBoss
13 38 (4.01%) Remedy
14 30 (3.16%) Sun
15 25 (2.64%) Sybase
16 24 (2.53%) Symantec
17 22 (2.32%) F5
17 22 (2.32%) Veritas
18 21 (2.22%) CheckPoint
18 21 (2.22%) Software AG
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