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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 23 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing IBM 4 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.05% 3.18% 3.63%
As % of the Vendors category 5.06% 5.47% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 5
Average daily rate
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- £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.69 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+54.25% -26.80%
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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
79 128 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 40.51% 58.18% 61.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 83 76
Average daily rate £400 £484 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.35% +13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £315 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £588 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 10
Average hourly rate £34.50 £40.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +122.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 2014, 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 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) AIX
2 4 (40.00%) Solaris
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) LAN
2 4 (40.00%) WAN
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) HP
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) NetApp
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Service Management
2 4 (40.00%) ITSM
2 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (40.00%) XenApp
2 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
2 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (40.00%) 3PAR
2 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) LAN
1 4 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) FTP
2 2 (20.00%) HTTP
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
2 2 (20.00%) HTTPS
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) RequisitePro
General
1 1 (10.00%) Military
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Design Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) ScrumMaster
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Support
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) JDBC
2 2 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) XSD
2 2 (20.00%) XSL
2 2 (20.00%) XSLT
2 2 (20.00%) WSDL
2 2 (20.00%) JMS
2 2 (20.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (20.00%) EFT
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) AIX
1 4 (40.00%) Solaris
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
1 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (40.00%) Service Management
1 4 (40.00%) ITSM
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) V-Model
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (10.00%) Use Case
4 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) ActionScript
2 2 (20.00%) XPath
2 2 (20.00%) ActionScript 2.0
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) XenApp
1 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) HP
1 4 (40.00%) Citrix
1 4 (40.00%) NetApp
1 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
1 4 (40.00%) 3PAR