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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 36 39 30
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing IBM 37 34 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 4.32% 4.09% 4.11%
As % of the Vendors category 9.25% 9.71% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 9
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +73.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £400 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £600 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £416 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.50% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £20.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+41.25% -24.52%
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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
400 350 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 46.67% 42.12% 44.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 183 106
Average daily rate £325 £400 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £248 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 20
Average hourly rate £15.25 £11.00 £10.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.63% +3.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 17 (29.31%) Windows
3 16 (27.59%) Mainframe
3 16 (27.59%) IBM Mainframe
4 14 (24.14%) Migration
5 13 (22.41%) WebSphere
6 11 (18.97%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (18.97%) McAfee
6 11 (18.97%) ITIL
7 10 (17.24%) UNIX
7 10 (17.24%) Data Modelling
7 10 (17.24%) SAN
7 10 (17.24%) Firewall
8 9 (15.52%) Incident Management
9 8 (13.79%) Brocade
9 8 (13.79%) EMC
9 8 (13.79%) Oracle
10 7 (12.07%) Linux
10 7 (12.07%) CRM
10 7 (12.07%) NetApp
10 7 (12.07%) Data Migration
10 7 (12.07%) Analytics
10 7 (12.07%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (10.34%) Relational Database
11 6 (10.34%) Business Analytics
11 6 (10.34%) Open Source
11 6 (10.34%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (10.34%) BPEL
11 6 (10.34%) Ethical Hacking

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 13 (22.41%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (5.17%) IIS
4 2 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.24%) SAN
1 10 (17.24%) Firewall
2 6 (10.34%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (8.62%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.90%) HTTP
4 4 (6.90%) SSL
5 3 (5.17%) HTTPS
6 2 (3.45%) DNS
6 2 (3.45%) DHCP
6 2 (3.45%) FTP
6 2 (3.45%) APPN
7 1 (1.72%) Network Security
7 1 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.90%) DB2
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.45%) MySQL
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Introscope
2 2 (3.45%) Bugzilla
2 2 (3.45%) TestDirector
General
1 25 (43.10%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Banking
2 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.17%) Spanish Language
4 2 (3.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.72%) Marketing
5 1 (1.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (31.03%) Analyst
2 15 (25.86%) Architect
3 7 (12.07%) Data Architect
3 7 (12.07%) Storage Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Technical Architect
5 5 (8.62%) Security Specialist
6 4 (6.90%) Programmer
6 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Administrator
7 3 (5.17%) Data Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Analyst Programmer
8 2 (3.45%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Consultant
8 2 (3.45%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) WebSphere Administrator
8 2 (3.45%) Security Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Systems Programmer
8 2 (3.45%) Storage 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 1 (1.72%) Java EE
2 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (1.72%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.59%) Mainframe
1 16 (27.59%) IBM Mainframe
2 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.34%) Open Source
4 4 (6.90%) Client/Server
4 4 (6.90%) Clustering
5 2 (3.45%) CMDB
5 2 (3.45%) User Experience
6 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.72%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.31%) Windows
2 10 (17.24%) UNIX
3 7 (12.07%) Linux
4 4 (6.90%) Windows XP
4 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.72%) AIX
5 1 (1.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) Migration
2 11 (18.97%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (18.97%) ITIL
3 10 (17.24%) Data Modelling
4 9 (15.52%) Incident Management
5 7 (12.07%) CRM
5 7 (12.07%) Data Migration
5 7 (12.07%) Analytics
5 7 (12.07%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (10.34%) Business Analytics
6 6 (10.34%) ETL
6 6 (10.34%) BPEL
6 6 (10.34%) Ethical Hacking
7 5 (8.62%) Project Management
7 5 (8.62%) Technical Analysis
7 5 (8.62%) Reverse Engineering
8 4 (6.90%) High Availability
8 4 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (6.90%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.90%) Python
1 4 (6.90%) JCL
1 4 (6.90%) Jython
1 4 (6.90%) Korn
1 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
1 4 (6.90%) Bash Shell
2 3 (5.17%) Java
3 2 (3.45%) SQL
4 1 (1.72%) COBOL
4 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) MCSE
1 4 (6.90%) ISEB
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.17%) Degree
3 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.90%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) Tivoli
1 4 (6.90%) CA Wily
1 4 (6.90%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 2 (3.45%) Control-M
2 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) McAfee
2 8 (13.79%) Brocade
2 8 (13.79%) Oracle
2 8 (13.79%) EMC
3 7 (12.07%) NetApp
4 5 (8.62%) VMware
5 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.90%) Remedy
6 3 (5.17%) Hitachi
6 3 (5.17%) Informatica
7 2 (3.45%) Lotus
7 2 (3.45%) Business Objects
7 2 (3.45%) Cognos
7 2 (3.45%) 3PAR
7 2 (3.45%) HP
8 1 (1.72%) Maxymiser
8 1 (1.72%) ClickTale
8 1 (1.72%) AppSense
8 1 (1.72%) DoubleClick
8 1 (1.72%) Google