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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 163 113 124
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +11
Contract jobs citing IBM 317 423 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.50% 2.03% 1.81%
As % of the Vendors category 3.67% 4.49% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 239 226
Average daily rate £468 £450 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.88% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £406
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +100.00%
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
8639 9421 9650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 40.85% 45.22% 44.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5683 6273 6184
Average daily rate £433 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 194 215
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 -18 39 £425 -0.29% 33
Croydon -9 5 £465 +3.33%
Enfield - 5 £625 -
Uxbridge -3 1 £95 -70.31%
Southwark - 1 £250 -
Bromley - 1 £500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - - 3
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 233 (33.19%) Finance
2 186 (26.50%) Oracle
3 179 (25.50%) WebSphere
4 176 (25.07%) SQL
5 167 (23.79%) Linux
6 166 (23.65%) Unix
7 158 (22.51%) Banking
8 138 (19.66%) Java
9 114 (16.24%) Windows
10 110 (15.67%) Microsoft
11 108 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
12 97 (13.82%) Middleware
13 94 (13.39%) SQL Server
14 87 (12.39%) HP
15 73 (10.40%) VMware
16 70 (9.97%) Web Services
17 68 (9.69%) AIX
18 62 (8.83%) Business Intelligence
19 60 (8.55%) EMC
20 59 (8.40%) Data Warehouse
21 58 (8.26%) SAN
21 58 (8.26%) Migration
22 57 (8.12%) Red Hat
22 57 (8.12%) Solaris
23 56 (7.98%) SOA
24 55 (7.83%) Shell Script
25 53 (7.55%) Data Centre
26 52 (7.41%) SOAP
26 52 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
27 51 (7.26%) Project Management

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 179 (25.50%) WebSphere
2 37 (5.27%) SharePoint
3 36 (5.13%) Apache
3 36 (5.13%) Tomcat
4 35 (4.99%) WebSphere Application Server
5 32 (4.56%) IIS
6 28 (3.99%) WebLogic
7 26 (3.70%) JBoss
8 23 (3.28%) MQSeries
9 13 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (1.71%) SAS
11 11 (1.57%) IBM HTTP Server
12 10 (1.42%) MS Exchange
13 8 (1.14%) Jetty
13 8 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (1.00%) CICS
14 7 (1.00%) IBM Domino
14 7 (1.00%) iPlanet
15 6 (0.85%) Drupal
15 6 (0.85%) Mule
Applications
1 44 (6.27%) MS Excel
2 39 (5.56%) MS Office
3 16 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.42%) SPSS
6 8 (1.14%) MS Project
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 28 (3.99%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 10 (1.42%) Maximo
3 8 (1.14%) Magento
4 7 (1.00%) Unica
5 6 (0.85%) BusinessWare
5 6 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.85%) SAP R/3
6 5 (0.71%) Cognos TM1
6 5 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.71%) Salerio
6 5 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.57%) Relativity
7 4 (0.57%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.43%) HFM
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.28%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.28%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.28%) SaaS
3 8 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.85%) PaaS
4 6 (0.85%) SoftLayer
5 5 (0.71%) GitHub
6 4 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.43%) IaaS
7 3 (0.43%) Office 365
8 2 (0.28%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.14%) Force.com
9 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.14%) Heroku
9 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 58 (8.26%) SAN
2 44 (6.27%) Firewall
3 30 (4.27%) DNS
4 23 (3.28%) TCP/IP
4 23 (3.28%) WAN
5 22 (3.13%) SSL
6 20 (2.85%) HTTP
7 19 (2.71%) LAN
7 19 (2.71%) NAS
8 17 (2.42%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (2.28%) VPN
10 14 (1.99%) SSH
11 13 (1.85%) LDAP
11 13 (1.85%) SNMP
12 12 (1.71%) FTP
12 12 (1.71%) MPLS
12 12 (1.71%) NetScaler
13 10 (1.42%) Internet
14 9 (1.28%) OSPF
14 9 (1.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 59 (8.40%) Data Warehouse
3 45 (6.41%) DB2
4 33 (4.70%) Oracle Database
5 31 (4.42%) IBM InfoSphere
6 25 (3.56%) Big Data
7 21 (2.99%) DataStage
8 18 (2.56%) Relational Database
9 17 (2.42%) MySQL
10 14 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
10 14 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (1.57%) Hadoop
11 11 (1.57%) RDBMS
12 9 (1.28%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 8 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (0.85%) DB2 UDB
15 6 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (5.13%) Git (software)
1 36 (5.13%) Maven
1 36 (5.13%) Subversion
2 31 (4.42%) Jenkins
2 31 (4.42%) JIRA
3 21 (2.99%) Toad
4 16 (2.28%) Ant
4 16 (2.28%) Eclipse
5 12 (1.71%) TeamCity
6 11 (1.57%) LoadRunner
6 11 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (1.28%) Checkstyle
7 9 (1.28%) FindBugs
7 9 (1.28%) Selenium
8 7 (1.00%) ERwin
8 7 (1.00%) MSBuild
8 7 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 6 (0.85%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.85%) JUnit
9 6 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 233 (33.19%) Finance
2 158 (22.51%) Banking
3 47 (6.70%) Retail
4 35 (4.99%) Investment Banking
5 27 (3.85%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.99%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.85%) Front Office
8 11 (1.57%) Marketing
8 11 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (1.14%) Back Office
9 8 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.14%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.00%) Legal
11 5 (0.71%) Publishing
12 3 (0.43%) Advertising
12 3 (0.43%) Electronics
13 2 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.28%) Games
13 2 (0.28%) International Banking
13 2 (0.28%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 145 (20.66%) Architect
2 107 (15.24%) Developer
3 93 (13.25%) Analyst
4 55 (7.83%) Consultant
5 52 (7.41%) Administrator
6 44 (6.27%) Solutions Architect
7 41 (5.84%) Project Manager
8 33 (4.70%) Java Developer
9 31 (4.42%) Systems Administrator
10 26 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
11 25 (3.56%) Designer
12 24 (3.42%) Test Analyst
13 21 (2.99%) Unix Administrator
14 20 (2.85%) Support Analyst
15 18 (2.56%) Applications Support
15 18 (2.56%) Data Architect
16 16 (2.28%) Linux Administrator
16 16 (2.28%) Unix Systems Administrator
17 15 (2.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 15 (2.14%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (13.82%) Middleware
2 70 (9.97%) Web Services
3 52 (7.41%) SOAP
4 39 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
4 39 (5.56%) XML
5 35 (4.99%) REST
6 31 (4.42%) J2EE
6 31 (4.42%) JMS
7 28 (3.99%) Spring
8 23 (3.28%) MSMQ
9 21 (2.99%) .NET
9 21 (2.99%) Hibernate
10 18 (2.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 17 (2.42%) XSD
12 16 (2.28%) ActiveMQ
12 16 (2.28%) WCF
13 14 (1.99%) Java EE
13 14 (1.99%) XSLT
14 13 (1.85%) HTML
14 13 (1.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.55%) Data Centre
2 43 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.27%) Management Information System
4 28 (3.99%) Mainframe
5 23 (3.28%) DataPower
6 19 (2.71%) IBM Mainframe
7 14 (1.99%) AS400
7 14 (1.99%) PKI
8 12 (1.71%) iSeries
8 12 (1.71%) SWIFT
9 11 (1.57%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.42%) Clustering
10 10 (1.42%) Data Integration
10 10 (1.42%) FMCG
11 9 (1.28%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.14%) EMC VMAX
12 8 (1.14%) User Experience
13 7 (1.00%) Computer Science
13 7 (1.00%) Grid Computing
13 7 (1.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 167 (23.79%) Linux
2 166 (23.65%) Unix
3 114 (16.24%) Windows
4 68 (9.69%) AIX
5 57 (8.12%) Solaris
6 50 (7.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 41 (5.84%) Windows Server
8 37 (5.27%) SUSE
9 17 (2.42%) zOS
10 15 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (1.42%) Oracle Linux
12 10 (1.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 7 (1.00%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.43%) CentOS
14 3 (0.43%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.43%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.28%) Android
15 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (8.83%) Business Intelligence
3 58 (8.26%) Migration
4 56 (7.98%) SOA
5 51 (7.26%) Project Management
6 48 (6.84%) Analytics
7 46 (6.55%) E-Commerce
8 38 (5.41%) SDLC
9 36 (5.13%) Configuration Management
9 36 (5.13%) Data Modelling
10 34 (4.84%) Scrum
11 32 (4.56%) ITIL
12 29 (4.13%) Data Management
12 29 (4.13%) DevOps
13 28 (3.99%) Change Management
13 28 (3.99%) ETL
13 28 (3.99%) UML
14 26 (3.70%) TOGAF
15 24 (3.42%) MVC
15 24 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 176 (25.07%) SQL
2 138 (19.66%) Java
3 55 (7.83%) Shell Script
4 50 (7.12%) Perl
5 46 (6.55%) Python
6 32 (4.56%) JavaScript
7 30 (4.27%) Bash Shell
8 25 (3.56%) PL/SQL
8 25 (3.56%) PowerShell
9 17 (2.42%) Korn
10 14 (1.99%) C#
11 11 (1.57%) Ruby
12 9 (1.28%) C
12 9 (1.28%) Erlang
13 8 (1.14%) PHP
13 8 (1.14%) VBA
14 7 (1.00%) Jython
15 6 (0.85%) COBOL
15 6 (0.85%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (3.56%) Security Cleared
2 20 (2.85%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (2.71%) Degree
3 19 (2.71%) ISEB
3 19 (2.71%) ISTQB
4 17 (2.42%) CISM
4 17 (2.42%) CISSP
4 17 (2.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (1.42%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.28%) CCNA
7 8 (1.14%) CTC Cleared
7 8 (1.14%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 6 (0.85%) CCSP
8 6 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (0.85%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.85%) PMP
9 5 (0.71%) CCNP
9 5 (0.71%) RHCE
9 5 (0.71%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.85%) SLA
2 17 (2.42%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.99%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.28%) QA
5 5 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.57%) SEPA
7 2 (0.28%) HL7
7 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 52 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (5.27%) Active Directory
3 23 (3.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 22 (3.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 20 (2.85%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (2.85%) vSphere
6 19 (2.71%) NFS
7 12 (1.71%) Hyper-V
7 12 (1.71%) VMware ESX
8 9 (1.28%) XenApp
9 7 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (1.00%) Platform Symphony
10 6 (0.85%) ClearTrust
10 6 (0.85%) Docker
10 6 (0.85%) Squid
10 6 (0.85%) vCloud
11 5 (0.71%) Samba
11 5 (0.71%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.71%) XenServer
12 4 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 41 (5.84%) Puppet
2 33 (4.70%) Tivoli
3 31 (4.42%) HP Quality Center
4 26 (3.70%) Ansible
5 22 (3.13%) Nagios
6 21 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (1.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 12 (1.71%) Control-M
9 9 (1.28%) BladeLogic
9 9 (1.28%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 7 (1.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 6 (0.85%) CA Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.85%) Netcool
11 6 (0.85%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 6 (0.85%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.71%) CFEngine
12 5 (0.71%) Cobbler
12 5 (0.71%) logstash
13 4 (0.57%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.57%) zSecure
Vendors
1 186 (26.50%) Oracle
2 110 (15.67%) Microsoft
3 87 (12.39%) HP
4 73 (10.40%) VMware
5 60 (8.55%) EMC
6 57 (8.12%) Red Hat
7 51 (7.26%) Cisco
8 50 (7.12%) SAP
9 46 (6.55%) NetApp
10 44 (6.27%) Cognos
11 29 (4.13%) Veritas
12 25 (3.56%) Citrix
13 21 (2.99%) Brocade
14 18 (2.56%) CheckPoint
14 18 (2.56%) Juniper
14 18 (2.56%) TIBCO
15 17 (2.42%) F5
16 15 (2.14%) ServiceNow
16 15 (2.14%) Sybase
17 14 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
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