The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 25 19 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs citing IBM 4 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.89% 4.15% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 4.08% 8.26% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -35.48%
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Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Vendors Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
98 109 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 46.23% 50.23% 53.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 67 78
Average daily rate £348 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.47% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £10.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.50 £21.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (80.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) JDBC
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) TeamSite
3 1 (20.00%) Tridion
3 1 (20.00%) Intranet
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (20.00%) Introscope
3 1 (20.00%) CMS
3 1 (20.00%) Open Text
3 1 (20.00%) Clustering
3 1 (20.00%) Jython
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Korn
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Joomla!
3 1 (20.00%) SAP ERP

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 4 (80.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) TeamSite
3 1 (20.00%) CMS
3 1 (20.00%) Joomla!
3 1 (20.00%) Drupal
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Tridion
1 1 (20.00%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Introscope
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Support
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
1 1 (20.00%) JDBC
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (20.00%) ERP
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (20.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) Jython
1 1 (20.00%) Korn
1 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (20.00%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Open Text