The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the London region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 104 115 111
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Contract jobs citing IBM 447 437 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.96% 1.83% 1.82%
As % of the Vendors category 4.40% 4.02% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 281 238
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +123.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.15 £25.59 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+37.35% -20.65%
Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10151 10881 11751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.55% 45.61% 45.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6493 6877 7032
Average daily rate £425 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 306 326
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £48.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.04 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -4.80%
IBM
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 -3 100 £475 +5.55% 42
Greenford - 6 - -
Canary Wharf +26 5 £438 +2.94%
Bromley +4 2 £563 +25.00%
Docklands, London +1 2 £403 +7.33%
Chessington - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 279 (30.63%) Finance
2 262 (28.76%) Oracle
3 235 (25.80%) WebSphere
4 205 (22.50%) Linux
5 193 (21.19%) SQL
6 174 (19.10%) Windows
7 166 (18.22%) VMware
8 154 (16.90%) UNIX
9 150 (16.47%) Java
10 144 (15.81%) Banking
11 131 (14.38%) Microsoft
12 116 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
13 113 (12.40%) HP
14 99 (10.87%) Migration
15 98 (10.76%) Data Warehouse
16 95 (10.43%) Retail
17 91 (9.99%) XML
18 89 (9.77%) Active Directory
19 86 (9.44%) ITIL
20 84 (9.22%) Cognos
21 82 (9.00%) Bash Shell
22 81 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
23 80 (8.78%) Cisco
24 79 (8.67%) DB2
25 78 (8.56%) SOA
26 77 (8.45%) Middleware
27 73 (8.01%) Project Management
28 71 (7.79%) DNS
28 71 (7.79%) SQL Server
29 67 (7.35%) SAP

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (25.80%) WebSphere
2 57 (6.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 55 (6.04%) WebLogic
4 54 (5.93%) IIS
5 48 (5.27%) Tomcat
6 45 (4.94%) Apache
7 35 (3.84%) CICS
8 34 (3.73%) MS Exchange
9 30 (3.29%) SharePoint
10 26 (2.85%) MQSeries
11 24 (2.63%) FileNet
12 21 (2.31%) Oracle Coherence
13 19 (2.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (1.54%) AquaLogic
15 12 (1.32%) Documentum
16 11 (1.21%) IBM HTTP Server
16 11 (1.21%) WebSphere Portal
17 10 (1.10%) WebSphere Process Server
18 9 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
18 9 (0.99%) SAS
Applications
1 46 (5.05%) MS Excel
2 44 (4.83%) MS Office
3 28 (3.07%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.87%) MS Project
5 10 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.66%) Adobe Captivate
6 6 (0.66%) RoboHelp
7 5 (0.55%) SPSS
8 2 (0.22%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.11%) Stata
9 1 (0.11%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 33 (3.62%) Cognos TM1
2 24 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (1.43%) Workday HCM
4 12 (1.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 11 (1.21%) SAP HR
6 8 (0.88%) Tridion
7 6 (0.66%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
8 5 (0.55%) RMDS
9 4 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.33%) Misys Midas
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
12 1 (0.11%) BASE24
12 1 (0.11%) SAP MDM
12 1 (0.11%) Maximo
12 1 (0.11%) Agresso
12 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.18%) Amazon EC2
2 27 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.77%) SaaS
5 4 (0.44%) IBM SmartCloud
6 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.22%) PaaS
6 2 (0.22%) IaaS
7 1 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 71 (7.79%) DNS
2 64 (7.03%) SAN
3 60 (6.59%) Firewall
4 34 (3.73%) TCP/IP
5 30 (3.29%) LAN
6 29 (3.18%) WAN
6 29 (3.18%) Internet
7 25 (2.74%) SSL
7 25 (2.74%) VPN
8 23 (2.52%) Network Security
9 21 (2.31%) VLAN
9 21 (2.31%) NAS
10 17 (1.87%) FCoE
10 17 (1.87%) HTTP
11 16 (1.76%) DHCP
11 16 (1.76%) Fibre Channel
12 15 (1.65%) iSCSI
13 14 (1.54%) Multicast
13 14 (1.54%) SNMP
14 13 (1.43%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (10.76%) Data Warehouse
2 79 (8.67%) DB2
3 71 (7.79%) SQL Server
4 59 (6.48%) DataStage
4 59 (6.48%) Oracle Database
5 55 (6.04%) Relational Database
6 26 (2.85%) Oracle Exadata
7 25 (2.74%) IBM InfoSphere
8 24 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
9 20 (2.20%) RDBMS
10 18 (1.98%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 16 (1.76%) MySQL
11 16 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (1.76%) Oracle ODI
12 15 (1.65%) Big Data
13 14 (1.54%) Hadoop
14 13 (1.43%) QlikView
15 11 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
16 10 (1.10%) MS Access
16 10 (1.10%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 39 (4.28%) JIRA
2 29 (3.18%) Eclipse
3 26 (2.85%) Jenkins
4 24 (2.63%) Ant
5 23 (2.52%) Subversion
6 15 (1.65%) JUnit
6 15 (1.65%) Hudson
7 12 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (1.32%) Maven
8 11 (1.21%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (1.21%) ClearQuest
9 10 (1.10%) Visual Studio
9 10 (1.10%) Talend Open Studio
10 9 (0.99%) TeamCity
10 9 (0.99%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 9 (0.99%) LoadRunner
11 8 (0.88%) Introscope
11 8 (0.88%) Log4j
12 7 (0.77%) Git (software)
13 6 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
General
1 279 (30.63%) Finance
2 144 (15.81%) Banking
3 95 (10.43%) Retail
4 62 (6.81%) Investment Banking
5 57 (6.26%) Financial Institution
6 30 (3.29%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.98%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.76%) Back Office
8 16 (1.76%) Advertising
9 11 (1.21%) Publishing
10 10 (1.10%) French Language
11 9 (0.99%) Marketing
12 8 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.77%) Front Office
14 5 (0.55%) Legal
14 5 (0.55%) Dutch Language
15 4 (0.44%) Wholesale Banking
16 3 (0.33%) Military
17 2 (0.22%) Billing
17 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 123 (13.50%) Developer
2 122 (13.39%) Architect
3 115 (12.62%) Analyst
4 91 (9.99%) Consultant
5 70 (7.68%) Administrator
6 63 (6.92%) Project Manager
7 40 (4.39%) Systems Engineer
8 39 (4.28%) Business Analyst
8 39 (4.28%) Solutions Architect
9 29 (3.18%) Java Developer
10 28 (3.07%) Infrastructure Architect
11 27 (2.96%) Linux Engineer
12 26 (2.85%) Systems Administrator
13 21 (2.31%) Tester
14 19 (2.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 17 (1.87%) Programmer
15 17 (1.87%) Technical Architect
16 16 (1.76%) Technical Manager
16 16 (1.76%) Systems Programmer
17 15 (1.65%) Cognos Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (9.99%) XML
2 77 (8.45%) Middleware
3 66 (7.24%) WebSphere MQ
4 61 (6.70%) Web Services
5 53 (5.82%) J2EE
6 45 (4.94%) HTML
7 41 (4.50%) SOAP
7 41 (4.50%) XSLT
8 29 (3.18%) .NET
8 29 (3.18%) Spring
9 24 (2.63%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 22 (2.41%) JMS
11 21 (2.31%) CSS
12 19 (2.09%) XSD
13 18 (1.98%) WSDL
14 17 (1.87%) Flash
15 16 (1.76%) JSP
16 15 (1.65%) JAX-WS
16 15 (1.65%) Oracle Fusion
17 14 (1.54%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 63 (6.92%) Mainframe
2 50 (5.49%) Clustering
3 43 (4.72%) Hedge funds
4 26 (2.85%) AS400
5 25 (2.74%) IBM Mainframe
6 23 (2.52%) iSeries
7 22 (2.41%) Replication
8 20 (2.20%) Client/Server
9 16 (1.76%) SWIFT
10 14 (1.54%) DataPower
10 14 (1.54%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.32%) Statistics
11 12 (1.32%) Open Source
12 11 (1.21%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.21%) Web 2.0
12 11 (1.21%) Derivative
12 11 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (1.10%) Blackberry
13 10 (1.10%) Data Integration
14 9 (0.99%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 205 (22.50%) Linux
2 174 (19.10%) Windows
3 154 (16.90%) UNIX
4 63 (6.92%) Solaris
5 60 (6.59%) AIX
6 48 (5.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 36 (3.95%) zOS
9 32 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (2.96%) SUSE
11 25 (2.74%) SELinux
12 24 (2.63%) Apple iOS
13 19 (2.09%) Windows 7
14 13 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (1.32%) Windows XP
15 12 (1.32%) VMS
16 11 (1.21%) HPUX
16 11 (1.21%) Android
16 11 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
17 9 (0.99%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (10.87%) Migration
2 86 (9.44%) ITIL
3 81 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (8.56%) SOA
5 73 (8.01%) Project Management
6 66 (7.24%) ETL
7 63 (6.92%) E-Commerce
8 57 (6.26%) Business Intelligence
9 54 (5.93%) DevOps
10 46 (5.05%) PRINCE2
11 45 (4.94%) UML
12 44 (4.83%) TOGAF
12 44 (4.83%) Scrum
13 39 (4.28%) Stakeholder Management
13 39 (4.28%) OO
13 39 (4.28%) Data Migration
14 38 (4.17%) ERP
15 37 (4.06%) Performance Tuning
16 36 (3.95%) Data Modelling
16 36 (3.95%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 193 (21.19%) SQL
2 150 (16.47%) Java
3 82 (9.00%) Bash Shell
4 49 (5.38%) Python
5 42 (4.61%) JavaScript
5 42 (4.61%) Perl
6 33 (3.62%) PowerShell
7 32 (3.51%) PL/SQL
8 31 (3.40%) Ruby
9 26 (2.85%) Shell Script
10 25 (2.74%) Korn
11 23 (2.52%) XPath
12 19 (2.09%) VB
13 18 (1.98%) C
14 17 (1.87%) C#
14 17 (1.87%) VBScript
15 16 (1.76%) COBOL
16 15 (1.65%) VBA
17 11 (1.21%) C++
17 11 (1.21%) Jython
Qualifications
1 45 (4.94%) Degree
2 32 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.20%) SC Cleared
4 15 (1.65%) ISEB
5 14 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.88%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.77%) IBM Certification
7 7 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (0.77%) CISSP
7 7 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.77%) MCSE
8 5 (0.55%) CCNP
9 4 (0.44%) MCITP
9 4 (0.44%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.44%) CISM
10 3 (0.33%) MBA
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.33%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.17%) QA
2 31 (3.40%) SLA
3 11 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.10%) RosettaNet
5 9 (0.99%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.77%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.44%) GAAP
8 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.11%) COBIT
9 1 (0.11%) Basel III
9 1 (0.11%) GxP
System Software
1 116 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (9.77%) Active Directory
3 42 (4.61%) vSphere
4 38 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
5 23 (2.52%) vCloud
6 22 (2.41%) VMware ESX
7 21 (2.31%) NFS
8 17 (1.87%) XenApp
9 12 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (1.32%) Hyper-V
10 10 (1.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 9 (0.99%) ISA Server
11 9 (0.99%) SRDF
12 8 (0.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 8 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 8 (0.88%) RACF
13 5 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (0.55%) Xen
14 4 (0.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 4 (0.44%) UAG
Systems Management
1 55 (6.04%) Puppet
2 54 (5.93%) Tivoli
3 43 (4.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 20 (2.20%) NetBackup
4 20 (2.20%) Backup Exec
5 18 (1.98%) OpenView
6 17 (1.87%) Control-M
7 15 (1.65%) HP SIM
7 15 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (1.43%) Ansible
9 12 (1.32%) BMC PATROL
10 9 (0.99%) Netcool
10 9 (0.99%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 9 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
11 8 (0.88%) SCCM
11 8 (0.88%) Legato
11 8 (0.88%) Tivoli NetView
11 8 (0.88%) Data Guard
12 7 (0.77%) OVSD
12 7 (0.77%) DameWare
Vendors
1 262 (28.76%) Oracle
2 166 (18.22%) VMware
3 131 (14.38%) Microsoft
4 113 (12.40%) HP
5 84 (9.22%) Cognos
6 80 (8.78%) Cisco
7 67 (7.35%) SAP
8 58 (6.37%) NetApp
9 57 (6.26%) EMC
10 55 (6.04%) Citrix
11 36 (3.95%) Red Hat
12 35 (3.84%) Remedy
13 28 (3.07%) Siebel
14 24 (2.63%) CA
15 23 (2.52%) TIBCO
16 22 (2.41%) JBoss
17 21 (2.31%) Symantec
17 21 (2.31%) ATG
18 19 (2.09%) F5
19 17 (1.87%) Informatica
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £575 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £400 - 600 per day + Some Travel Expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: 450
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago