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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 95 105 97
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing IBM 473 435 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.23% 1.99% 2.15%
As % of the Vendors category 4.98% 4.47% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 256 244
Average daily rate
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£450 £431 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +2.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 22
Average hourly rate - £77.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +545.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -21.56%
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
9501 9738 9107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.74% 44.55% 45.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6225 6222 5805
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 216 247
Average hourly rate £19.34 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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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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 +50 127 £425 - 44
Croydon -4 4 £488 -11.36% 1
Uxbridge +4 3 £325 -21.68%
Docklands, London -3 3 £145 -72.47%
Paddington - 3 £475 -
Bromley +6 2 £500 +42.85%
Canary Wharf +5 2 £450 -14.28%
Hounslow +1 1 - -
Wimbledon 0 1 £500 +66.66% 1
Chiswick - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Wembley - - - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

1 280 (30.67%) Finance
2 244 (26.73%) WebSphere
3 241 (26.40%) Oracle
4 215 (23.55%) Linux
5 197 (21.58%) Windows
6 190 (20.81%) Banking
7 178 (19.50%) SQL
8 176 (19.28%) Java
9 153 (16.76%) UNIX
10 131 (14.35%) ITIL
11 125 (13.69%) VMware
12 124 (13.58%) Microsoft
13 118 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
14 105 (11.50%) HP
14 105 (11.50%) Middleware
15 99 (10.84%) SAN
16 97 (10.62%) SQL Server
16 97 (10.62%) Cognos
17 91 (9.97%) Project Management
18 87 (9.53%) VMware Infrastructure
19 86 (9.42%) WebSphere MQ
20 85 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
21 81 (8.87%) DB2
21 81 (8.87%) Investment Banking
22 79 (8.65%) AIX
22 79 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
23 72 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
23 72 (7.89%) Web Services
24 71 (7.78%) Cisco
25 68 (7.45%) .NET

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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
1 244 (26.73%) WebSphere
2 63 (6.90%) IIS
3 60 (6.57%) SharePoint
4 53 (5.81%) WebSphere Application Server
5 48 (5.26%) Apache
6 47 (5.15%) Tomcat
7 40 (4.38%) IBM HTTP Server
8 35 (3.83%) TIBCO EMS
8 35 (3.83%) WebLogic
9 27 (2.96%) FileNet
10 24 (2.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 20 (2.19%) Confluence
11 20 (2.19%) JBoss
12 18 (1.97%) OpenStack
13 15 (1.64%) MS Exchange
14 12 (1.31%) Adobe CQ
14 12 (1.31%) MQSeries
14 12 (1.31%) CICS
15 9 (0.99%) IBM Notes
16 8 (0.88%) Lync
Applications
1 46 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 38 (4.16%) MS Office
3 32 (3.50%) MS Visio
4 27 (2.96%) MS Project
5 19 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.66%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.44%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.33%) SPSS
9 1 (0.11%) Weka
Business Applications
1 48 (5.26%) Cognos TM1
2 21 (2.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 19 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.77%) SunGard GMI
5 4 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle HRMS
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.33%) Loan IQ
6 3 (0.33%) Cognos Planning
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.22%) RMDS
7 2 (0.22%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.22%) Summit
7 2 (0.22%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.11%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (1.10%) IBM Blueworks
4 8 (0.88%) IBM SmartCloud
5 6 (0.66%) IaaS
6 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.44%) PaaS
8 3 (0.33%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.22%) SaaS
10 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 99 (10.84%) SAN
2 46 (5.04%) HTTP
3 39 (4.27%) WAN
4 38 (4.16%) DNS
5 37 (4.05%) TCP/IP
6 36 (3.94%) Firewall
7 32 (3.50%) LAN
7 32 (3.50%) NetScaler
8 30 (3.29%) SSL
9 29 (3.18%) NAS
10 21 (2.30%) VPN
11 18 (1.97%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (1.64%) LDAP
12 15 (1.64%) VLAN
13 14 (1.53%) Fibre Channel
14 13 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (1.31%) iSCSI
16 11 (1.20%) BGP
16 11 (1.20%) Internet
17 10 (1.10%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (10.62%) SQL Server
2 81 (8.87%) DB2
3 72 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
4 67 (7.34%) Relational Database
5 66 (7.23%) DataStage
6 49 (5.37%) IBM InfoSphere
7 48 (5.26%) Oracle Database
8 21 (2.30%) RDBMS
9 19 (2.08%) MySQL
10 16 (1.75%) Oracle Exadata
10 16 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 15 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (1.53%) Hadoop
12 14 (1.53%) OLAP
13 12 (1.31%) Big Data
14 11 (1.20%) OLTP
15 10 (1.10%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 10 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (1.10%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 43 (4.71%) JIRA
2 29 (3.18%) Jenkins
3 25 (2.74%) Maven
4 24 (2.63%) Subversion
5 20 (2.19%) TeamCity
5 20 (2.19%) MSI
6 19 (2.08%) Ant
7 18 (1.97%) NUnit
8 16 (1.75%) Introscope
9 14 (1.53%) Eclipse
10 11 (1.20%) RequisitePro
10 11 (1.20%) QuickTest Pro
10 11 (1.20%) SoapUI
11 10 (1.10%) ERwin
12 8 (0.88%) JUnit
13 7 (0.77%) ClearQuest
13 7 (0.77%) Rational Robot
13 7 (0.77%) Rational Functional Tester
14 6 (0.66%) Hudson
14 6 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 280 (30.67%) Finance
2 190 (20.81%) Banking
3 81 (8.87%) Investment Banking
4 59 (6.46%) Retail
5 22 (2.41%) Financial Institution
6 17 (1.86%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.86%) Back Office
7 12 (1.31%) Legal
8 9 (0.99%) Front Office
8 9 (0.99%) Marketing
9 8 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.77%) Advertising
11 6 (0.66%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.44%) Billing
12 4 (0.44%) French Language
12 4 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.33%) Games
14 2 (0.22%) German Language
14 2 (0.22%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.22%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 159 (17.42%) Developer
2 142 (15.55%) Architect
3 136 (14.90%) Analyst
4 97 (10.62%) Consultant
5 64 (7.01%) Administrator
6 53 (5.81%) Project Manager
7 41 (4.49%) Business Analyst
8 31 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
9 30 (3.29%) Infrastructure Architect
10 28 (3.07%) Support Analyst
11 26 (2.85%) Data Architect
12 23 (2.52%) Technical Architect
12 23 (2.52%) Java Developer
13 20 (2.19%) Technical Analyst
14 19 (2.08%) TM1 Developer
15 18 (1.97%) Systems Engineer
15 18 (1.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 16 (1.75%) Systems Administrator
16 16 (1.75%) Test Analyst
16 16 (1.75%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (11.50%) Middleware
2 86 (9.42%) WebSphere MQ
3 72 (7.89%) Web Services
4 68 (7.45%) .NET
5 56 (6.13%) XML
6 53 (5.81%) J2EE
7 33 (3.61%) HTML
8 29 (3.18%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 28 (3.07%) CSS
10 21 (2.30%) SOAP
11 19 (2.08%) JSP
12 18 (1.97%) WCF
13 17 (1.86%) WinForms
13 17 (1.86%) WPF
13 17 (1.86%) .NET Remoting
13 17 (1.86%) .NET Framework
14 16 (1.75%) Servlets
15 15 (1.64%) XSLT
15 15 (1.64%) JMS
15 15 (1.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 85 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (6.90%) Replication
3 39 (4.27%) Clustering
4 37 (4.05%) Mainframe
5 27 (2.96%) IBM Mainframe
6 24 (2.63%) DataPower
6 24 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 17 (1.86%) Derivative
8 16 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.64%) iSeries
10 12 (1.31%) Data Integration
11 11 (1.20%) Data Structures
12 9 (0.99%) Computer Science
12 9 (0.99%) Visualisation
13 8 (0.88%) Hedge funds
13 8 (0.88%) Data Extraction
13 8 (0.88%) PKI
13 8 (0.88%) Blackberry
14 7 (0.77%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.77%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 215 (23.55%) Linux
2 197 (21.58%) Windows
3 153 (16.76%) UNIX
4 79 (8.65%) AIX
5 65 (7.12%) Solaris
6 46 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 41 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (2.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 21 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (2.08%) SUSE
11 19 (2.08%) Oracle Linux
12 16 (1.75%) zOS
13 10 (1.10%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.77%) CentOS
14 7 (0.77%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.55%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.44%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.33%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (14.35%) ITIL
2 118 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (9.97%) Project Management
4 79 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
5 60 (6.57%) ETL
6 57 (6.24%) Data Modelling
7 56 (6.13%) Migration
8 50 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 43 (4.71%) E-Commerce
9 43 (4.71%) Change Management
10 41 (4.49%) Incident Management
11 36 (3.94%) Performance Tuning
12 34 (3.72%) SOA
12 34 (3.72%) Scrum
13 32 (3.50%) Data Management
13 32 (3.50%) User Acceptance Testing
14 31 (3.40%) High Availability
15 30 (3.29%) Analytics
16 29 (3.18%) Low Latency
16 29 (3.18%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 178 (19.50%) SQL
2 176 (19.28%) Java
3 57 (6.24%) Perl
4 44 (4.82%) Python
5 41 (4.49%) Bash Shell
6 39 (4.27%) Shell Script
7 36 (3.94%) PowerShell
8 34 (3.72%) JavaScript
9 29 (3.18%) VBScript
10 28 (3.07%) C
11 26 (2.85%) C#
12 25 (2.74%) PL/SQL
13 21 (2.30%) Jython
14 17 (1.86%) Ruby
15 16 (1.75%) Korn
16 14 (1.53%) PHP
17 12 (1.31%) RPG
18 10 (1.10%) RPG IV
19 8 (0.88%) T-SQL
20 7 (0.77%) REXX
Qualifications
1 33 (3.61%) Degree
2 26 (2.85%) Security Cleared
2 26 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (2.52%) VCP4
4 17 (1.86%) SC Cleared
5 15 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (1.31%) MCITP
7 12 (1.31%) IBM Certification
8 11 (1.20%) MCSE
9 9 (0.99%) ISEB
9 9 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 9 (0.99%) ISTQB
9 9 (0.99%) RHCT
10 7 (0.77%) CCNA
11 6 (0.66%) MCP
11 6 (0.66%) CCNP
12 5 (0.55%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.37%) QA
2 9 (0.99%) Data Quality
2 9 (0.99%) Solvency II
3 7 (0.77%) SLA
4 5 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.44%) GAAP
6 3 (0.33%) FATCA
7 2 (0.22%) EMIR
7 2 (0.22%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 87 (9.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (7.01%) Active Directory
3 39 (4.27%) vSphere
4 32 (3.50%) XenApp
5 29 (3.18%) Hyper-V
6 27 (2.96%) Oracle RAC
7 24 (2.63%) RACF
8 22 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (2.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 20 (2.19%) VMware ESX
10 19 (2.08%) NFS
11 18 (1.97%) XenDesktop
12 11 (1.20%) Firmware
13 10 (1.10%) ACF2
13 10 (1.10%) XenServer
14 9 (0.99%) Tivoli Directory Server
14 9 (0.99%) vCloud
15 8 (0.88%) KVM
15 8 (0.88%) Xen
16 7 (0.77%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 52 (5.70%) Tivoli
2 43 (4.71%) Puppet
3 41 (4.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 21 (2.30%) HP SIM
5 20 (2.19%) SCCM
6 16 (1.75%) SCOM
7 15 (1.64%) EdgeSight
7 15 (1.64%) SCVMM
8 11 (1.20%) Control-M
8 11 (1.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 11 (1.20%) SELinux
9 10 (1.10%) BladeLogic
10 9 (0.99%) Netcool
10 9 (0.99%) Backup Exec
10 9 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (0.77%) OMEGAMON
12 5 (0.55%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 5 (0.55%) CiscoWorks
12 5 (0.55%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.55%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 241 (26.40%) Oracle
2 125 (13.69%) VMware
3 124 (13.58%) Microsoft
4 105 (11.50%) HP
5 97 (10.62%) Cognos
6 71 (7.78%) Cisco
7 63 (6.90%) Citrix
8 55 (6.02%) EMC
9 51 (5.59%) TIBCO
10 49 (5.37%) NetApp
11 47 (5.15%) Red Hat
12 42 (4.60%) Dell
13 41 (4.49%) SAP
14 37 (4.05%) webMethods
15 34 (3.72%) CA
16 31 (3.40%) Veritas
17 28 (3.07%) ServiceNow
18 22 (2.41%) ATG
18 22 (2.41%) Informatica
19 21 (2.30%) Symantec
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