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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 102 84 88
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Contract jobs citing IBM 479 603 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.97% 2.39% 2.24%
As % of the Vendors category 4.39% 5.26% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 347 315
Average daily rate
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£425 £472 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.95% +4.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 9
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.51 £23.46 £26.90
% change year-on-year
+13.01% -12.78%
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
10902 11470 11462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.87% 45.42% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7291 7557 7116
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 229 305
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.75 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
(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 -37 105 £425 -10.52% 19
Canary Wharf +15 5 £455 -17.27%
Greenford - 5 - - 1
Docklands, London +10 1 £353 -32.85%
Harrow - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 291 (31.53%) Linux
2 267 (28.93%) Finance
3 257 (27.84%) WebSphere
4 243 (26.33%) Oracle
5 215 (23.29%) Windows
6 194 (21.02%) VMware
7 186 (20.15%) SQL
8 163 (17.66%) UNIX
8 163 (17.66%) Microsoft
9 156 (16.90%) Banking
10 147 (15.93%) Java
11 140 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
12 125 (13.54%) Analytical Skills
13 116 (12.57%) SQL Server
14 115 (12.46%) Agile Software Development
15 108 (11.70%) Active Directory
15 108 (11.70%) HP
16 106 (11.48%) SAN
16 106 (11.48%) WebSphere MQ
17 104 (11.27%) SOA
18 98 (10.62%) Middleware
19 97 (10.51%) EMC
19 97 (10.51%) AIX
20 95 (10.29%) Bash Shell
21 90 (9.75%) ITIL
22 89 (9.64%) DNS
22 89 (9.64%) Puppet
23 88 (9.53%) Cisco
24 85 (9.21%) Retail
25 84 (9.10%) Python

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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
1 257 (27.84%) WebSphere
2 73 (7.91%) WebLogic
3 65 (7.04%) Apache
4 63 (6.83%) WebSphere Application Server
5 61 (6.61%) IIS
6 53 (5.74%) Tomcat
7 45 (4.88%) JBoss
8 38 (4.12%) IBM HTTP Server
9 33 (3.58%) SharePoint
10 28 (3.03%) MS Exchange
11 19 (2.06%) FileNet
12 17 (1.84%) MQSeries
12 17 (1.84%) CICS
13 16 (1.73%) AquaLogic
13 16 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 13 (1.41%) Adobe CQ
15 12 (1.30%) Lync
15 12 (1.30%) SAS
16 11 (1.19%) Documentum
16 11 (1.19%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 68 (7.37%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.90%) MS Office
3 24 (2.60%) MS Visio
4 22 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (2.38%) MS Project
5 4 (0.43%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.11%) SPSS
6 1 (0.11%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.11%) CPLEX
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (3.58%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (1.41%) Workday HCM
3 12 (1.30%) SAP HR
4 11 (1.19%) Cognos TM1
5 8 (0.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.54%) SunGard GMI
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.33%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.33%) RMDS
9 2 (0.22%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.11%) SAP MDM
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle HRMS
10 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 43 (4.66%) Amazon EC2
2 42 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.87%) IBM SmartCloud
4 5 (0.54%) IaaS
5 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.43%) SaaS
5 4 (0.43%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (0.22%) PaaS
6 2 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 106 (11.48%) SAN
2 89 (9.64%) DNS
3 55 (5.96%) SSL
4 52 (5.63%) Firewall
5 47 (5.09%) HTTP
6 38 (4.12%) WAN
7 35 (3.79%) VPN
8 34 (3.68%) TCP/IP
9 29 (3.14%) VLAN
10 23 (2.49%) LAN
10 23 (2.49%) Fibre Channel
11 22 (2.38%) Network Security
12 21 (2.28%) NAS
13 19 (2.06%) Internet
14 18 (1.95%) iSCSI
14 18 (1.95%) FCoE
14 18 (1.95%) SNMP
15 15 (1.63%) NetScaler
15 15 (1.63%) LDAP
16 14 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 76 (8.23%) DB2
3 50 (5.42%) Data Warehouse
4 43 (4.66%) Oracle Exadata
5 41 (4.44%) Oracle Database
6 40 (4.33%) IBM InfoSphere
7 39 (4.23%) Relational Database
8 38 (4.12%) DataStage
9 30 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (2.06%) Big Data
10 19 (2.06%) MySQL
11 18 (1.95%) RDBMS
12 14 (1.52%) Sybase ASE
13 13 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (1.41%) Hadoop
14 11 (1.19%) MS Access
14 11 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (1.08%) QualityStage
15 10 (1.08%) DTS
Development Applications
1 41 (4.44%) Jenkins
2 40 (4.33%) JIRA
3 26 (2.82%) Maven
4 22 (2.38%) Hudson
5 18 (1.95%) Subversion
6 17 (1.84%) Ant
6 17 (1.84%) Eclipse
6 17 (1.84%) Introscope
7 15 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (1.41%) Visual Studio
9 12 (1.30%) TeamCity
10 11 (1.19%) JUnit
11 10 (1.08%) Selenium
11 10 (1.08%) Artifactory
12 9 (0.98%) QuickTest Pro
13 8 (0.87%) SoapUI
13 8 (0.87%) ReSharper
13 8 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 7 (0.76%) MSI
15 6 (0.65%) Git (software)
General
1 267 (28.93%) Finance
2 156 (16.90%) Banking
3 85 (9.21%) Retail
4 79 (8.56%) Investment Banking
5 42 (4.55%) Financial Institution
6 21 (2.28%) Manufacturing
7 20 (2.17%) Marketing
8 11 (1.19%) Back Office
8 11 (1.19%) Legal
9 9 (0.98%) Front Office
10 8 (0.87%) Advertising
10 8 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.65%) Publishing
11 6 (0.65%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.54%) French Language
13 3 (0.33%) Military
14 2 (0.22%) Billing
14 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.11%) Games
15 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 130 (14.08%) Developer
2 110 (11.92%) Architect
3 88 (9.53%) Analyst
4 87 (9.43%) Consultant
4 87 (9.43%) Administrator
5 56 (6.07%) Project Manager
6 40 (4.33%) Systems Engineer
7 31 (3.36%) Business Analyst
8 30 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
9 29 (3.14%) Systems Administrator
9 29 (3.14%) Infrastructure Architect
10 25 (2.71%) DBA
10 25 (2.71%) Server Administrator
11 22 (2.38%) Linux Engineer
11 22 (2.38%) UNIX Administrator
11 22 (2.38%) Java Developer
12 21 (2.28%) Technical Manager
13 20 (2.17%) Technical Architect
14 19 (2.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 19 (2.06%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (11.48%) WebSphere MQ
2 98 (10.62%) Middleware
3 83 (8.99%) Web Services
4 75 (8.13%) XML
5 52 (5.63%) J2EE
6 44 (4.77%) SOAP
7 43 (4.66%) HTML
8 39 (4.23%) JMS
8 39 (4.23%) .NET
9 35 (3.79%) CSS
10 31 (3.36%) REST
11 28 (3.03%) WSDL
12 25 (2.71%) XSLT
13 24 (2.60%) Spring
14 21 (2.28%) Worklight
15 19 (2.06%) XSD
15 19 (2.06%) JAX-WS
16 18 (1.95%) WCF
16 18 (1.95%) JDBC
16 18 (1.95%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 125 (13.54%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (8.23%) Clustering
3 54 (5.85%) Mainframe
4 44 (4.77%) Replication
5 39 (4.23%) IBM Mainframe
5 39 (4.23%) Hedge funds
6 26 (2.82%) DataPower
7 22 (2.38%) Computer Science
8 20 (2.17%) Client/Server
9 18 (1.95%) Visualisation
10 17 (1.84%) AS400
11 16 (1.73%) Derivative
12 15 (1.63%) Management Information System
12 15 (1.63%) Symmetrix
12 15 (1.63%) iSeries
13 14 (1.52%) CLARiiON
14 13 (1.41%) HACMP
14 13 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
15 11 (1.19%) Open Source
16 10 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 291 (31.53%) Linux
2 215 (23.29%) Windows
3 163 (17.66%) UNIX
4 97 (10.51%) AIX
5 67 (7.26%) Solaris
6 53 (5.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 50 (5.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 40 (4.33%) SELinux
10 37 (4.01%) SUSE
11 30 (3.25%) Oracle Linux
12 19 (2.06%) zOS
13 14 (1.52%) Windows 7
14 13 (1.41%) Windows XP
15 11 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (0.98%) Windows 2000
17 8 (0.87%) VMS
18 6 (0.65%) HPUX
19 4 (0.43%) CentOS
19 4 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (12.46%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (11.27%) SOA
3 90 (9.75%) ITIL
4 75 (8.13%) DevOps
5 71 (7.69%) Migration
6 66 (7.15%) Project Management
7 47 (5.09%) ETL
8 45 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
9 41 (4.44%) OO
10 40 (4.33%) E-Commerce
11 38 (4.12%) UML
11 38 (4.12%) PRINCE2
11 38 (4.12%) TOGAF
12 37 (4.01%) Data Management
13 33 (3.58%) Change Management
13 33 (3.58%) Stakeholder Management
13 33 (3.58%) High Availability
14 32 (3.47%) Service Management
15 31 (3.36%) Data Migration
16 30 (3.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 186 (20.15%) SQL
2 147 (15.93%) Java
3 95 (10.29%) Bash Shell
4 84 (9.10%) Python
5 67 (7.26%) Perl
6 48 (5.20%) PowerShell
7 45 (4.88%) Ruby
8 44 (4.77%) JavaScript
9 42 (4.55%) Shell Script
10 32 (3.47%) C
11 31 (3.36%) Jython
12 26 (2.82%) PL/SQL
13 24 (2.60%) C#
14 21 (2.28%) Korn
15 18 (1.95%) VB
16 17 (1.84%) XPath
17 16 (1.73%) VBScript
18 14 (1.52%) VBA
19 12 (1.30%) T-SQL
19 12 (1.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 43 (4.66%) Degree
2 30 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (2.93%) Security Cleared
4 17 (1.84%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.41%) MCSE
5 13 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 10 (1.08%) MCITP
7 9 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (0.87%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.76%) IBM Certification
9 7 (0.76%) ISEB
10 6 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.65%) CCNA
11 5 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.54%) NCDA
11 5 (0.54%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.43%) NCIE
12 4 (0.43%) CEH
12 4 (0.43%) RHCT
12 4 (0.43%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.82%) QA
2 20 (2.17%) SLA
3 13 (1.41%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.76%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 140 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 108 (11.70%) Active Directory
3 61 (6.61%) Oracle RAC
4 55 (5.96%) vSphere
5 38 (4.12%) vCloud
6 36 (3.90%) VMware ESX
7 28 (3.03%) XenApp
7 28 (3.03%) NFS
8 25 (2.71%) RACF
9 17 (1.84%) Hyper-V
10 15 (1.63%) Firmware
11 14 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (1.19%) ACF2
12 11 (1.19%) FreeRADIUS
13 10 (1.08%) PowerHA
14 9 (0.98%) ISA Server
14 9 (0.98%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 9 (0.98%) VMware Server
15 8 (0.87%) XenServer
15 8 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 89 (9.64%) Puppet
2 70 (7.58%) Tivoli
3 69 (7.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 22 (2.38%) Backup Exec
4 22 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (2.06%) Ansible
5 19 (2.06%) NetBackup
6 16 (1.73%) OpenView
7 13 (1.41%) HP SIM
8 12 (1.30%) Netcool
9 11 (1.19%) Control-M
9 11 (1.19%) EMC NetWorker
10 10 (1.08%) SCCM
10 10 (1.08%) Legato
10 10 (1.08%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 9 (0.98%) BMC PATROL
12 8 (0.87%) Tivoli NetView
13 7 (0.76%) OMEGAMON
14 6 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (0.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 243 (26.33%) Oracle
2 194 (21.02%) VMware
3 163 (17.66%) Microsoft
4 108 (11.70%) HP
5 97 (10.51%) EMC
6 88 (9.53%) Cisco
7 68 (7.37%) Red Hat
8 67 (7.26%) Citrix
9 66 (7.15%) NetApp
10 64 (6.93%) SAP
11 48 (5.20%) Cognos
12 39 (4.23%) Remedy
13 29 (3.14%) Sybase
14 28 (3.03%) Sun
15 25 (2.71%) Software AG
16 23 (2.49%) Symantec
17 22 (2.38%) F5
18 21 (2.28%) Veritas
18 21 (2.28%) CA
19 20 (2.17%) Splunk
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