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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 54 53 37
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs citing IBM 20 21 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.47% 2.30% 4.67%
As % of the Vendors category 5.01% 5.11% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 11
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£400 £381 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £322 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £488 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.15 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+5.97% +24.42%
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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
399 411 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 49.20% 45.07% 46.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 226 138
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £253 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 42
Average hourly rate £10.04 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £18.75 £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 25 (43.10%) Finance
2 21 (36.21%) Mainframe
2 21 (36.21%) UNIX
3 16 (27.59%) SAN
4 15 (25.86%) Linux
4 15 (25.86%) IBM Mainframe
5 14 (24.14%) WebSphere
5 14 (24.14%) EMC
6 13 (22.41%) Windows
7 11 (18.97%) Migration
8 10 (17.24%) NetApp
8 10 (17.24%) 3PAR
9 9 (15.52%) Data Centre
9 9 (15.52%) Brocade
9 9 (15.52%) JCL
9 9 (15.52%) Oracle
9 9 (15.52%) Change Management
9 9 (15.52%) Clustering
9 9 (15.52%) Banking
10 8 (13.79%) Data Modelling
10 8 (13.79%) Data Migration
10 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (12.07%) CRM
11 7 (12.07%) AIX
11 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
11 7 (12.07%) Retail
12 6 (10.34%) Firewall
12 6 (10.34%) Introscope
12 6 (10.34%) BPEL
12 6 (10.34%) VMware

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 14 (24.14%) WebSphere
2 6 (10.34%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Office
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
1 2 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 16 (27.59%) SAN
2 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
3 6 (10.34%) Firewall
4 5 (8.62%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (8.62%) FTP
5 4 (6.90%) HTTP
5 4 (6.90%) SSL
6 3 (5.17%) Broadband
6 3 (5.17%) HTTPS
7 2 (3.45%) APPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) DB2
1 6 (10.34%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.45%) MySQL
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Introscope
2 2 (3.45%) ChangeMan
3 1 (1.72%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.72%) LoadRunner
General
1 25 (43.10%) Finance
2 9 (15.52%) Banking
3 7 (12.07%) Retail
4 5 (8.62%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.72%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15 (25.86%) Architect
2 11 (18.97%) Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) Data Architect
3 7 (12.07%) Support Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) Storage Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Technical Architect
5 5 (8.62%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (6.90%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.90%) Administrator
7 3 (5.17%) Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Programmer
8 2 (3.45%) AWS Developer
8 2 (3.45%) IBM Storage Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Network Programmer
8 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Applications Support
8 2 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) J2EE
1 4 (6.90%) JDBC
1 4 (6.90%) SOAP
1 4 (6.90%) Web Services
1 4 (6.90%) WebSphere MQ
1 4 (6.90%) JNDI
2 3 (5.17%) ISPF
3 2 (3.45%) .NET
3 2 (3.45%) Worklight
4 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (36.21%) Mainframe
2 15 (25.86%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (15.52%) Data Centre
3 9 (15.52%) Clustering
4 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (8.62%) EMC VNX
5 5 (8.62%) EMC VMAX
6 4 (6.90%) HACMP
6 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
7 3 (5.17%) AS400
7 3 (5.17%) LPAR
8 2 (3.45%) VSAM
8 2 (3.45%) CMDB
9 1 (1.72%) Credit Risk
9 1 (1.72%) EMC Centera
9 1 (1.72%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.72%) DataPower
9 1 (1.72%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.21%) UNIX
2 15 (25.86%) Linux
3 13 (22.41%) Windows
4 7 (12.07%) AIX
5 5 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (6.90%) Solaris
7 3 (5.17%) VMS
8 2 (3.45%) MVS
9 1 (1.72%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.97%) Migration
2 9 (15.52%) Change Management
3 8 (13.79%) Data Modelling
3 8 (13.79%) Data Migration
4 7 (12.07%) CRM
5 6 (10.34%) ETL
5 6 (10.34%) BPEL
5 6 (10.34%) Business Analytics
5 6 (10.34%) Analytics
5 6 (10.34%) Project Management
6 5 (8.62%) Performance Analysis
6 5 (8.62%) ITIL
6 5 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.90%) Scrum
7 4 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (6.90%) High Availability
7 4 (6.90%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.90%) Garbage Collection
7 4 (6.90%) Target Operating Model
8 3 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.52%) JCL
2 6 (10.34%) Shell Script
3 4 (6.90%) Jython
3 4 (6.90%) Korn
3 4 (6.90%) Bash Shell
3 4 (6.90%) Python
3 4 (6.90%) Java
4 3 (5.17%) Perl
4 3 (5.17%) SQL
4 3 (5.17%) REXX
4 3 (5.17%) AWK
4 3 (5.17%) sed
5 1 (1.72%) COBOL
5 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) SLA
2 3 (5.17%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) VMware ESX
1 5 (8.62%) Veritas File System
1 5 (8.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) EMC VPLEX
2 4 (6.90%) CA Wily
2 4 (6.90%) Control-M
3 3 (5.17%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.45%) MAINVIEW
4 2 (3.45%) CA Endevor
5 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (24.14%) EMC
2 10 (17.24%) NetApp
2 10 (17.24%) 3PAR
3 9 (15.52%) Brocade
3 9 (15.52%) Oracle
4 6 (10.34%) HP
4 6 (10.34%) VMware
5 5 (8.62%) Veritas
5 5 (8.62%) Red Hat
5 5 (8.62%) Symantec
6 4 (6.90%) Remedy
7 3 (5.17%) Hitachi
7 3 (5.17%) Informatica
8 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.45%) Business Objects
8 2 (3.45%) CA
9 1 (1.72%) AppSense
9 1 (1.72%) McAfee
9 1 (1.72%) SAP
9 1 (1.72%) Citrix