The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 54 45 30
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -15
Contract jobs citing IBM 21 22 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.14% 2.65% 5.29%
As % of the Vendors category 4.58% 5.70% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £400 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £415 £403
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £21.73
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +61.06%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Vendors Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
459 386 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 46.84% 46.51% 42.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 200 146
Average daily rate £386 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 27
Average hourly rate £10.04 £12.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.37% +2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.50 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.20 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 16 (39.02%) Finance
2 15 (36.59%) UNIX
3 12 (29.27%) SAN
3 12 (29.27%) Data Centre
4 11 (26.83%) 3PAR
4 11 (26.83%) EMC
4 11 (26.83%) AIX
4 11 (26.83%) Linux
5 10 (24.39%) Mainframe
6 9 (21.95%) Change Management
6 9 (21.95%) Migration
6 9 (21.95%) Windows
6 9 (21.95%) HP
6 9 (21.95%) FTP
6 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
6 9 (21.95%) WebSphere
7 8 (19.51%) Retail
7 8 (19.51%) Project Management
8 7 (17.07%) Clustering
9 6 (14.63%) Shell Script
9 6 (14.63%) JCL
9 6 (14.63%) HTTP
9 6 (14.63%) NetApp
9 6 (14.63%) HACMP
9 6 (14.63%) Solaris
9 6 (14.63%) Brocade
9 6 (14.63%) Data Migration
10 5 (12.20%) Banking
10 5 (12.20%) Veritas File System
10 5 (12.20%) Veritas Cluster Server

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 9 (21.95%) WebSphere
2 4 (9.76%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.44%) CICS
4 1 (2.44%) CMS
4 1 (2.44%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.44%) Confluence
4 1 (2.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.32%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (7.32%) MS Office
3 1 (2.44%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 12 (29.27%) SAN
2 9 (21.95%) FTP
2 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
3 6 (14.63%) HTTP
4 4 (9.76%) LDAP
4 4 (9.76%) LAN
4 4 (9.76%) WAN
4 4 (9.76%) SMTP
4 4 (9.76%) Internet
4 4 (9.76%) Wireshark
4 4 (9.76%) tcpdump
5 3 (7.32%) Firewall
5 3 (7.32%) Broadband
6 2 (4.88%) SSL
6 2 (4.88%) APPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Introscope
1 2 (4.88%) ChangeMan
2 1 (2.44%) JIRA
2 1 (2.44%) HP UFT
2 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
General
1 16 (39.02%) Finance
2 8 (19.51%) Retail
3 5 (12.20%) Banking
4 4 (9.76%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.44%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Marketing
5 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.44%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Project Manager
1 7 (17.07%) Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Support Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Administrator
3 5 (12.20%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (9.76%) Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Network Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.88%) WebSphere Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Programmer
6 2 (4.88%) AIX Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Systems Programmer
6 2 (4.88%) Migration Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Support Team Leader
6 2 (4.88%) Network Programmer
6 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) ISPF
2 2 (4.88%) HTML
2 2 (4.88%) J2EE
2 2 (4.88%) CSS
2 2 (4.88%) JDBC
2 2 (4.88%) SOAP
2 2 (4.88%) Web Services
2 2 (4.88%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (4.88%) RESTful
2 2 (4.88%) Worklight
2 2 (4.88%) JNDI
3 1 (2.44%) Middleware
3 1 (2.44%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) Data Centre
2 10 (24.39%) Mainframe
3 7 (17.07%) Clustering
4 6 (14.63%) HACMP
5 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
5 4 (9.76%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (7.32%) AS400
6 3 (7.32%) LPAR
7 2 (4.88%) VSAM
7 2 (4.88%) CMDB
8 1 (2.44%) Credit Risk
8 1 (2.44%) DataPower
8 1 (2.44%) iSeries
8 1 (2.44%) SWIFT
8 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (36.59%) UNIX
2 11 (26.83%) AIX
2 11 (26.83%) Linux
3 9 (21.95%) Windows
4 6 (14.63%) Solaris
5 5 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (7.32%) VMS
7 2 (4.88%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) Migration
1 9 (21.95%) Change Management
2 8 (19.51%) Project Management
3 6 (14.63%) Data Migration
4 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.20%) ITIL
4 5 (12.20%) E-Commerce
4 5 (12.20%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (9.76%) Protective Monitoring
5 4 (9.76%) SIEM
5 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
6 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (7.32%) BDD
6 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.32%) Workflow
6 3 (7.32%) Change Control
6 3 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.88%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) Shell Script
1 6 (14.63%) JCL
2 4 (9.76%) Java
3 3 (7.32%) Perl
3 3 (7.32%) C
3 3 (7.32%) REXX
3 3 (7.32%) AWK
3 3 (7.32%) sed
4 2 (4.88%) Jython
4 2 (4.88%) Korn
4 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.88%) Python
4 2 (4.88%) COBOL
5 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
1 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) SLA
2 4 (9.76%) QA
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) VMware ESX
1 5 (12.20%) Veritas File System
1 5 (12.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (9.76%) Snort
3 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (7.32%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (4.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.88%) MAINVIEW
2 2 (4.88%) Control-M
2 2 (4.88%) CA Endevor
2 2 (4.88%) CA Wily
2 2 (4.88%) Vagrant
2 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) EMC
1 11 (26.83%) 3PAR
2 9 (21.95%) HP
3 6 (14.63%) Brocade
3 6 (14.63%) NetApp
4 5 (12.20%) Veritas
4 5 (12.20%) Red Hat
4 5 (12.20%) Symantec
4 5 (12.20%) VMware
5 4 (9.76%) Sourcefire
5 4 (9.76%) Cisco
5 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle
6 2 (4.88%) CA
7 1 (2.44%) Informatica
7 1 (2.44%) Citrix
7 1 (2.44%) SAP
7 1 (2.44%) Adobe