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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 102 113 111
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Contract jobs citing IBM 466 496 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.96% 1.98% 1.87%
As % of the Vendors category 4.27% 4.27% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 304 259
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £340 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £47.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.73% +227.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -35.48%
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
10913 11629 12021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.81% 46.33% 45.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6846 7475 7279
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £576 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 263 350
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.55 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% +0.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £48.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +8 110 £413 -13.15% 30
Greenford - 12 - -
Canary Wharf +18 6 £393 +13.76%
Docklands, London - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Chessington - - - -
Enfield - - - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 277 (29.95%) Finance
2 260 (28.11%) Linux
3 245 (26.49%) Oracle
4 237 (25.62%) WebSphere
5 203 (21.95%) SQL
6 198 (21.41%) Windows
7 191 (20.65%) VMware
8 160 (17.30%) Microsoft
9 153 (16.54%) UNIX
10 143 (15.46%) Java
11 139 (15.03%) Banking
12 133 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
13 119 (12.86%) HP
14 104 (11.24%) Active Directory
15 96 (10.38%) SQL Server
15 96 (10.38%) Retail
16 94 (10.16%) Middleware
17 92 (9.95%) Cisco
18 91 (9.84%) Bash Shell
19 89 (9.62%) Migration
20 88 (9.51%) DNS
21 87 (9.41%) SOA
22 86 (9.30%) XML
23 82 (8.86%) ITIL
24 81 (8.76%) SAN
25 79 (8.54%) EMC
25 79 (8.54%) WebSphere MQ
25 79 (8.54%) AIX
26 77 (8.32%) DB2
27 73 (7.89%) Puppet

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 237 (25.62%) WebSphere
2 66 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
3 63 (6.81%) WebLogic
4 60 (6.49%) IIS
5 58 (6.27%) Apache
6 52 (5.62%) Tomcat
7 34 (3.68%) MS Exchange
8 33 (3.57%) SharePoint
9 30 (3.24%) FileNet
10 26 (2.81%) MQSeries
11 25 (2.70%) IBM HTTP Server
12 23 (2.49%) CICS
13 18 (1.95%) Oracle Coherence
14 16 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 14 (1.51%) AquaLogic
16 13 (1.41%) WebSphere Process Server
17 11 (1.19%) SAS
18 10 (1.08%) Documentum
18 10 (1.08%) WebSphere Portal
18 10 (1.08%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 63 (6.81%) MS Excel
2 47 (5.08%) MS Office
3 28 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.84%) MS Project
5 15 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.65%) Adobe Captivate
6 6 (0.65%) RoboHelp
7 4 (0.43%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.32%) SPSS
9 2 (0.22%) CPLEX
10 1 (0.11%) Stata
10 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (2.92%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (2.27%) Cognos TM1
3 13 (1.41%) Workday HCM
4 11 (1.19%) SAP HR
5 8 (0.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 6 (0.65%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.43%) Tridion
7 4 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.32%) RMDS
8 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.32%) Misys Midas
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.22%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.22%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.11%) SAP MDM
10 1 (0.11%) Maximo
10 1 (0.11%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
1 36 (3.89%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.86%) SaaS
4 6 (0.65%) IBM SmartCloud
5 5 (0.54%) IaaS
5 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.22%) PaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Office 365
7 1 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 88 (9.51%) DNS
2 81 (8.76%) SAN
3 58 (6.27%) Firewall
4 45 (4.86%) SSL
5 37 (4.00%) TCP/IP
6 35 (3.78%) HTTP
7 34 (3.68%) VPN
7 34 (3.68%) WAN
8 31 (3.35%) Internet
9 29 (3.14%) LAN
9 29 (3.14%) VLAN
10 24 (2.59%) NAS
11 23 (2.49%) Network Security
12 18 (1.95%) LDAP
13 17 (1.84%) SNMP
13 17 (1.84%) iSCSI
13 17 (1.84%) FCoE
13 17 (1.84%) Fibre Channel
14 16 (1.73%) DHCP
15 13 (1.41%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (10.38%) SQL Server
2 77 (8.32%) DB2
3 70 (7.57%) Data Warehouse
4 51 (5.51%) Oracle Database
5 44 (4.76%) Relational Database
6 42 (4.54%) DataStage
7 35 (3.78%) IBM InfoSphere
8 33 (3.57%) Oracle Exadata
9 27 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (2.16%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (1.95%) Big Data
12 17 (1.84%) MySQL
12 17 (1.84%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.51%) Hadoop
14 13 (1.41%) QlikView
14 13 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
15 12 (1.30%) MS Access
15 12 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 11 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (1.19%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 36 (3.89%) JIRA
2 34 (3.68%) Jenkins
3 32 (3.46%) Eclipse
4 20 (2.16%) Ant
4 20 (2.16%) Maven
5 19 (2.05%) Hudson
6 17 (1.84%) Subversion
7 16 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (1.51%) Visual Studio
9 13 (1.41%) Introscope
10 11 (1.19%) JUnit
11 9 (0.97%) ClearQuest
11 9 (0.97%) QuickTest Pro
11 9 (0.97%) Selenium
12 8 (0.86%) TeamCity
13 7 (0.76%) Git (software)
13 7 (0.76%) ReSharper
13 7 (0.76%) LoadRunner
13 7 (0.76%) ClearCase
13 7 (0.76%) Artifactory
General
1 277 (29.95%) Finance
2 139 (15.03%) Banking
3 96 (10.38%) Retail
4 69 (7.46%) Investment Banking
5 58 (6.27%) Financial Institution
6 30 (3.24%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.95%) Marketing
8 14 (1.51%) Advertising
9 13 (1.41%) Back Office
10 12 (1.30%) Telecoms
11 10 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (1.08%) Publishing
11 10 (1.08%) French Language
12 7 (0.76%) Legal
12 7 (0.76%) Front Office
13 5 (0.54%) Dutch Language
14 3 (0.32%) Military
15 2 (0.22%) Billing
15 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.11%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 136 (14.70%) Developer
2 112 (12.11%) Architect
3 102 (11.03%) Analyst
4 95 (10.27%) Consultant
5 80 (8.65%) Administrator
6 62 (6.70%) Project Manager
7 41 (4.43%) Systems Engineer
8 37 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
9 34 (3.68%) Business Analyst
10 30 (3.24%) Java Developer
11 28 (3.03%) Infrastructure Architect
12 27 (2.92%) Linux Engineer
13 26 (2.81%) Server Administrator
13 26 (2.81%) Systems Administrator
14 25 (2.70%) Technical Manager
15 22 (2.38%) DBA
16 20 (2.16%) Technical Architect
17 19 (2.05%) Senior Developer
17 19 (2.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 17 (1.84%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (10.16%) Middleware
2 86 (9.30%) XML
3 79 (8.54%) WebSphere MQ
4 62 (6.70%) Web Services
5 51 (5.51%) HTML
6 47 (5.08%) J2EE
7 46 (4.97%) SOAP
8 38 (4.11%) XSLT
9 36 (3.89%) .NET
10 33 (3.57%) Spring
11 31 (3.35%) JMS
12 25 (2.70%) WSDL
13 24 (2.59%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 22 (2.38%) CSS
15 20 (2.16%) XSD
16 19 (2.05%) REST
17 17 (1.84%) WCF
18 16 (1.73%) ASP.NET
19 15 (1.62%) Flash
19 15 (1.62%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 63 (6.81%) Clustering
2 56 (6.05%) Mainframe
3 44 (4.76%) Hedge funds
4 35 (3.78%) Replication
5 26 (2.81%) IBM Mainframe
6 21 (2.27%) AS400
7 20 (2.16%) DataPower
7 20 (2.16%) iSeries
7 20 (2.16%) Enterprise Storage
8 19 (2.05%) Computer Science
8 19 (2.05%) Client/Server
9 16 (1.73%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.62%) SWIFT
10 15 (1.62%) Visualisation
10 15 (1.62%) Open Source
11 13 (1.41%) CLARiiON
12 12 (1.30%) Symmetrix
12 12 (1.30%) Derivative
12 12 (1.30%) Statistics
13 11 (1.19%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 260 (28.11%) Linux
2 198 (21.41%) Windows
3 153 (16.54%) UNIX
4 79 (8.54%) AIX
5 69 (7.46%) Solaris
6 56 (6.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 52 (5.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 42 (4.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 37 (4.00%) SUSE
10 32 (3.46%) SELinux
11 26 (2.81%) zOS
12 20 (2.16%) Oracle Linux
13 19 (2.05%) Windows 7
14 14 (1.51%) Apple iOS
14 14 (1.51%) Windows XP
15 13 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (1.19%) VMS
17 9 (0.97%) Windows 2000
17 9 (0.97%) HPUX
18 4 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (9.62%) Migration
2 87 (9.41%) SOA
3 82 (8.86%) ITIL
4 70 (7.57%) Project Management
5 68 (7.35%) DevOps
6 64 (6.92%) Agile Software Development
7 57 (6.16%) E-Commerce
8 48 (5.19%) ETL
9 44 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
10 43 (4.65%) Data Management
11 41 (4.43%) PRINCE2
11 41 (4.43%) UML
11 41 (4.43%) OO
12 38 (4.11%) TOGAF
13 37 (4.00%) Scrum
14 33 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
14 33 (3.57%) Data Migration
15 32 (3.46%) Workflow
15 32 (3.46%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (3.46%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 203 (21.95%) SQL
2 143 (15.46%) Java
3 91 (9.84%) Bash Shell
4 66 (7.14%) Python
5 58 (6.27%) Perl
6 46 (4.97%) PowerShell
7 42 (4.54%) JavaScript
8 38 (4.11%) Shell Script
9 37 (4.00%) Ruby
10 27 (2.92%) PL/SQL
11 26 (2.81%) C
12 25 (2.70%) C#
13 23 (2.49%) Korn
14 21 (2.27%) XPath
15 20 (2.16%) VBScript
16 19 (2.05%) Jython
17 18 (1.95%) VB
18 16 (1.73%) VBA
19 13 (1.41%) C++
19 13 (1.41%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 50 (5.41%) Degree
2 28 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.95%) SC Cleared
3 18 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 10 (1.08%) MCSE
5 10 (1.08%) ISEB
6 9 (0.97%) PMI Certification
6 9 (0.97%) IBM Certification
7 8 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (0.76%) CISSP
8 7 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.65%) MCITP
10 5 (0.54%) CCNP
10 5 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (0.54%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.43%) CEH
12 3 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.32%) IBM WebSphere Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.81%) SLA
2 23 (2.49%) QA
3 12 (1.30%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.08%) RosettaNet
5 7 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.65%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.43%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.11%) Basel III
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.11%) GxP
System Software
1 133 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 104 (11.24%) Active Directory
3 60 (6.49%) vSphere
4 50 (5.41%) Oracle RAC
5 29 (3.14%) vCloud
6 27 (2.92%) VMware ESX
7 22 (2.38%) XenApp
8 21 (2.27%) NFS
9 16 (1.73%) Hyper-V
10 14 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 10 (1.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 10 (1.08%) ISA Server
12 8 (0.86%) RACF
12 8 (0.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 7 (0.76%) SRDF
13 7 (0.76%) FreeRADIUS
13 7 (0.76%) GPFS
14 6 (0.65%) PowerHA
14 6 (0.65%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 73 (7.89%) Puppet
2 56 (6.05%) Tivoli
3 54 (5.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 20 (2.16%) Backup Exec
5 19 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (1.95%) NetBackup
7 17 (1.84%) OpenView
7 17 (1.84%) Ansible
8 15 (1.62%) HP SIM
9 10 (1.08%) BMC PATROL
9 10 (1.08%) Netcool
9 10 (1.08%) EMC NetWorker
10 9 (0.97%) Data Guard
10 9 (0.97%) Control-M
11 8 (0.86%) Legato
11 8 (0.86%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 8 (0.86%) Tivoli NetView
11 8 (0.86%) SCCM
12 6 (0.65%) DameWare
12 6 (0.65%) OVSD
Vendors
1 245 (26.49%) Oracle
2 191 (20.65%) VMware
3 160 (17.30%) Microsoft
4 119 (12.86%) HP
5 92 (9.95%) Cisco
6 79 (8.54%) EMC
7 69 (7.46%) Citrix
8 65 (7.03%) NetApp
9 62 (6.70%) SAP
9 62 (6.70%) Cognos
10 55 (5.95%) Red Hat
11 39 (4.22%) JBoss
12 36 (3.89%) Remedy
13 27 (2.92%) Sun
14 26 (2.81%) Sybase
15 22 (2.38%) Symantec
16 21 (2.27%) Veritas
16 21 (2.27%) F5
17 20 (2.16%) ATG
18 19 (2.05%) Teradata
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