The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 23 23 19
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing IBM 3 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.69% 2.03% 2.62%
As % of the Vendors category 4.62% 3.36% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
-5.62% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -35.18%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Vendors Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
65 119 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 36.72% 60.41% 65.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 77 55
Average daily rate £396 £460 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.91% +8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £281 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £588 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.96% -8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Middlesex region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Middlesex region.

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) ITSM
2 2 (33.33%) ActionScript 2.0
2 2 (33.33%) 3PAR
2 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) ActionScript
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) JDBC
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) XSD
2 2 (33.33%) XSL
2 2 (33.33%) XSLT
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) AIX
2 2 (33.33%) Solaris
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) JMS
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) WAN

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
1 2 (33.33%) FTP
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
1 2 (33.33%) VPN
1 2 (33.33%) HTTPS
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQLite
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Applications Support
1 2 (33.33%) Applications Support Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) ScrumMaster
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Design Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) JDBC
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) XML
1 2 (33.33%) XSD
1 2 (33.33%) XSL
1 2 (33.33%) XSLT
1 2 (33.33%) JMS
1 2 (33.33%) WSDL
1 2 (33.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) EFT
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) AIX
1 2 (33.33%) Solaris
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) ActionScript
1 2 (33.33%) XPath
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (33.33%) ActionScript 2.0
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) XenApp
1 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix
1 2 (33.33%) NetApp
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
1 2 (33.33%) 3PAR