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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 107 91 95
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing IBM 454 549 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.91% 2.21% 2.19%
As % of the Vendors category 4.32% 4.85% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 322 297
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 12
Average hourly rate £21.50 £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.95% -4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.69 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -35.17%
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
10511 11310 10620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.15% 45.49% 46.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7207 7453 6607
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 241 297
Average hourly rate £17.77 £17.68 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
-2.84% -5.86%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 -44 79 £431 +0.29% 23
Hounslow +4 4 - -
Canary Wharf +10 3 £500 -4.76%
Docklands, London +15 2 £376 -33.11%
Paddington +5 1 £800 +128.57%
Wimbledon - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Greenford - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
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England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 285 (30.84%) Linux
2 257 (27.81%) Finance
3 253 (27.38%) Oracle
4 235 (25.43%) WebSphere
5 221 (23.92%) Windows
6 203 (21.97%) SQL
7 194 (21.00%) VMware
8 167 (18.07%) Banking
9 162 (17.53%) UNIX
10 156 (16.88%) Microsoft
11 144 (15.58%) Java
12 138 (14.94%) VMware Infrastructure
13 128 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
14 125 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
15 117 (12.66%) SQL Server
16 115 (12.45%) HP
17 111 (12.01%) SAN
18 104 (11.26%) WebSphere MQ
18 104 (11.26%) ITIL
19 101 (10.93%) Middleware
20 99 (10.71%) Active Directory
21 98 (10.61%) AIX
22 94 (10.17%) SOA
22 94 (10.17%) EMC
23 89 (9.63%) Cisco
24 87 (9.42%) DB2
24 87 (9.42%) Bash Shell
25 84 (9.09%) Puppet
25 84 (9.09%) Investment Banking
26 79 (8.55%) Retail

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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
1 235 (25.43%) WebSphere
2 63 (6.82%) WebLogic
3 59 (6.39%) Apache
4 58 (6.28%) IIS
5 57 (6.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 50 (5.41%) Tomcat
7 42 (4.55%) JBoss
8 37 (4.00%) SharePoint
9 36 (3.90%) IBM HTTP Server
10 20 (2.16%) MS Exchange
11 17 (1.84%) CICS
12 15 (1.62%) FileNet
13 12 (1.30%) Adobe CQ
14 11 (1.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 11 (1.19%) MQSeries
14 11 (1.19%) SAS
14 11 (1.19%) Documentum
14 11 (1.19%) Lync
15 10 (1.08%) AquaLogic
16 9 (0.97%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 68 (7.36%) MS Excel
2 33 (3.57%) MS Office
3 21 (2.27%) MS Project
3 21 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (1.95%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.65%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.22%) SPSS
7 1 (0.11%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.11%) CPLEX
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (3.68%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.30%) Cognos TM1
3 8 (0.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 8 (0.87%) SAP HR
4 7 (0.76%) SunGard GMI
4 7 (0.76%) Workday HCM
5 4 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.32%) WebTrends
6 3 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.22%) RMDS
7 2 (0.22%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.11%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.11%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 40 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (4.11%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (1.19%) IBM SmartCloud
4 7 (0.76%) IaaS
5 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.54%) IBM Blueworks
6 4 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.32%) SaaS
8 2 (0.22%) Office 365
8 2 (0.22%) PaaS
9 1 (0.11%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 111 (12.01%) SAN
2 74 (8.01%) DNS
3 50 (5.41%) SSL
4 49 (5.30%) Firewall
5 46 (4.98%) HTTP
6 39 (4.22%) WAN
6 39 (4.22%) VPN
7 35 (3.79%) TCP/IP
8 29 (3.14%) VLAN
9 25 (2.71%) NetScaler
9 25 (2.71%) NAS
10 23 (2.49%) LAN
11 21 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
12 20 (2.16%) Network Security
12 20 (2.16%) Internet
13 19 (2.06%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (2.06%) iSCSI
14 17 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
15 16 (1.73%) SNMP
16 15 (1.62%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (12.66%) SQL Server
2 87 (9.42%) DB2
3 58 (6.28%) Data Warehouse
4 48 (5.19%) DataStage
5 47 (5.09%) Relational Database
6 40 (4.33%) Oracle Exadata
7 39 (4.22%) Oracle Database
7 39 (4.22%) IBM InfoSphere
8 31 (3.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (2.06%) RDBMS
10 18 (1.95%) MySQL
11 16 (1.73%) Big Data
11 16 (1.73%) Sybase ASE
12 13 (1.41%) OLAP
12 13 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (1.19%) OLTP
14 11 (1.19%) DTS
14 11 (1.19%) Hadoop
15 10 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 36 (3.90%) JIRA
2 33 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 21 (2.27%) Maven
4 18 (1.95%) Hudson
5 15 (1.62%) Visual Studio
5 15 (1.62%) Introscope
6 14 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (1.52%) Eclipse
7 13 (1.41%) JUnit
8 12 (1.30%) QuickTest Pro
9 11 (1.19%) Ant
9 11 (1.19%) Subversion
9 11 (1.19%) SoapUI
10 10 (1.08%) Artifactory
10 10 (1.08%) Selenium
10 10 (1.08%) MSI
11 9 (0.97%) RequisitePro
11 9 (0.97%) ReSharper
11 9 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (0.76%) NUnit
General
1 257 (27.81%) Finance
2 167 (18.07%) Banking
3 84 (9.09%) Investment Banking
4 79 (8.55%) Retail
5 37 (4.00%) Financial Institution
6 21 (2.27%) Manufacturing
7 19 (2.06%) Marketing
8 12 (1.30%) Advertising
8 12 (1.30%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.30%) Legal
9 11 (1.19%) Front Office
10 9 (0.97%) Back Office
11 7 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.54%) French Language
13 4 (0.43%) Billing
13 4 (0.43%) Publishing
14 3 (0.32%) Military
14 3 (0.32%) Games
15 2 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.22%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 134 (14.50%) Developer
2 116 (12.55%) Architect
3 89 (9.63%) Analyst
4 87 (9.42%) Consultant
5 79 (8.55%) Administrator
6 56 (6.06%) Project Manager
7 39 (4.22%) Systems Engineer
8 34 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
9 33 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
10 25 (2.71%) Java Developer
10 25 (2.71%) Systems Administrator
10 25 (2.71%) Business Analyst
11 24 (2.60%) DBA
12 23 (2.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 23 (2.49%) Server Administrator
13 22 (2.38%) Support Analyst
14 20 (2.16%) Linux Engineer
14 20 (2.16%) Technical Architect
15 19 (2.06%) WebSphere Developer
16 17 (1.84%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (11.26%) WebSphere MQ
2 101 (10.93%) Middleware
3 74 (8.01%) Web Services
3 74 (8.01%) XML
4 46 (4.98%) J2EE
5 44 (4.76%) .NET
6 41 (4.44%) SOAP
7 40 (4.33%) JMS
8 39 (4.22%) HTML
9 29 (3.14%) REST
10 25 (2.71%) CSS
11 22 (2.38%) WSDL
12 21 (2.27%) WCF
13 19 (2.06%) Worklight
13 19 (2.06%) XSLT
14 18 (1.95%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 17 (1.84%) Spring
16 16 (1.73%) JDBC
17 13 (1.41%) JSP
17 13 (1.41%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 125 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (7.58%) Clustering
3 50 (5.41%) Replication
4 49 (5.30%) Mainframe
5 39 (4.22%) IBM Mainframe
6 34 (3.68%) Hedge funds
7 26 (2.81%) DataPower
8 19 (2.06%) Client/Server
8 19 (2.06%) Management Information System
8 19 (2.06%) Visualisation
8 19 (2.06%) Computer Science
9 18 (1.95%) Derivative
10 15 (1.62%) Symmetrix
11 14 (1.52%) CLARiiON
11 14 (1.52%) HACMP
12 13 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
13 11 (1.19%) iSeries
13 11 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (1.19%) Data Structures
14 10 (1.08%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 285 (30.84%) Linux
2 221 (23.92%) Windows
3 162 (17.53%) UNIX
4 98 (10.61%) AIX
5 72 (7.79%) Solaris
6 59 (6.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 53 (5.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 49 (5.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (4.11%) SELinux
9 38 (4.11%) SUSE
10 34 (3.68%) Oracle Linux
11 27 (2.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 16 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (1.73%) zOS
13 12 (1.30%) Windows XP
14 9 (0.97%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.76%) Windows 2000
15 7 (0.76%) CentOS
16 6 (0.65%) HPUX
16 6 (0.65%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (11.26%) ITIL
3 94 (10.17%) SOA
4 77 (8.33%) Project Management
5 69 (7.47%) DevOps
6 60 (6.49%) Migration
7 57 (6.17%) ETL
8 51 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
9 39 (4.22%) Scrum
10 38 (4.11%) E-Commerce
11 37 (4.00%) High Availability
11 37 (4.00%) OO
12 36 (3.90%) UML
13 33 (3.57%) TOGAF
14 32 (3.46%) Data Modelling
14 32 (3.46%) Change Management
14 32 (3.46%) Service Management
14 32 (3.46%) Data Management
15 31 (3.35%) Stakeholder Management
16 30 (3.25%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 203 (21.97%) SQL
2 144 (15.58%) Java
3 87 (9.42%) Bash Shell
4 79 (8.55%) Perl
5 76 (8.23%) Python
6 55 (5.95%) PowerShell
7 47 (5.09%) Ruby
8 40 (4.33%) JavaScript
9 39 (4.22%) Shell Script
10 33 (3.57%) C
11 29 (3.14%) Jython
12 26 (2.81%) C#
12 26 (2.81%) VBScript
13 25 (2.71%) PL/SQL
14 21 (2.27%) Korn
15 17 (1.84%) VB
16 13 (1.41%) VBA
17 12 (1.30%) VB.NET
18 11 (1.19%) RPG
18 11 (1.19%) C++
Qualifications
1 43 (4.65%) Degree
2 31 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (3.14%) Security Cleared
4 15 (1.62%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.41%) MCITP
6 12 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (1.19%) MCSE
8 8 (0.87%) PMI Certification
8 8 (0.87%) IBM Certification
8 8 (0.87%) ISEB
9 7 (0.76%) RHCT
10 6 (0.65%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.65%) CCNA
11 5 (0.54%) CCNP
11 5 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.54%) MCP
11 5 (0.54%) NCDA
12 4 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.46%) QA
2 15 (1.62%) SLA
3 13 (1.41%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 138 (14.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 99 (10.71%) Active Directory
3 65 (7.03%) vSphere
4 60 (6.49%) Oracle RAC
5 36 (3.90%) VMware ESX
6 32 (3.46%) vCloud
7 31 (3.35%) XenApp
8 26 (2.81%) NFS
9 23 (2.49%) RACF
10 21 (2.27%) Hyper-V
10 21 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (1.73%) Firmware
12 12 (1.30%) FreeRADIUS
13 11 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 11 (1.19%) PowerHA
14 9 (0.97%) VMware Server
14 9 (0.97%) XenDesktop
15 8 (0.87%) ACF2
15 8 (0.87%) XenServer
15 8 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 84 (9.09%) Puppet
2 72 (7.79%) Tivoli
3 65 (7.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 22 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (2.16%) Backup Exec
6 15 (1.62%) NetBackup
6 15 (1.62%) HP SIM
6 15 (1.62%) Ansible
7 14 (1.52%) SCCM
8 12 (1.30%) Netcool
8 12 (1.30%) Control-M
9 10 (1.08%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 10 (1.08%) OpenView
10 9 (0.97%) EMC NetWorker
11 8 (0.87%) SCOM
11 8 (0.87%) Legato
11 8 (0.87%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 7 (0.76%) Tivoli NetView
12 7 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
12 7 (0.76%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 253 (27.38%) Oracle
2 194 (21.00%) VMware
3 156 (16.88%) Microsoft
4 115 (12.45%) HP
5 94 (10.17%) EMC
6 89 (9.63%) Cisco
7 72 (7.79%) Red Hat
8 70 (7.58%) Citrix
9 63 (6.82%) NetApp
10 55 (5.95%) SAP
11 53 (5.74%) Cognos
12 34 (3.68%) Remedy
13 32 (3.46%) Sybase
14 27 (2.92%) Dell
15 25 (2.71%) CA
15 25 (2.71%) Veritas
16 24 (2.60%) Sun
16 24 (2.60%) ServiceNow
17 23 (2.49%) Software AG
18 22 (2.38%) Symantec
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