The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 39 36 29
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing IBM 8 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.39% 1.36% 1.13%
As % of the Vendors category 5.10% 3.49% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate
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£207 £268 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.61% -18.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £194 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £268 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.06 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.69 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+54.25% -15.96%
IBM
South West

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

Vendors Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
157 86 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 46.87% 38.91% 47.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 49 54
Average daily rate £325 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £172 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 7
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.30 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% +93.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

IBM
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Clevedon - - - -
Taunton - - - -
IBM
South West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 7 (87.50%) MS Exchange
2 6 (75.00%) Citrix
2 6 (75.00%) VMware
3 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (50.00%) HP
5 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) NetApp
5 3 (37.50%) Symantec
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) NetBackup
6 2 (25.00%) SCCM
6 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (25.00%) XenApp
6 2 (25.00%) XenServer
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (25.00%) IBM XIV
7 1 (12.50%) SQL
7 1 (12.50%) ITIL
7 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
7 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (12.50%) Middleware
7 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
7 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (12.50%) Migration

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 7 (87.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Server Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Exchange Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) IBM XIV
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (25.00%) XenApp
1 2 (25.00%) XenServer
2 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
2 1 (12.50%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
2 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Citrix
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) NetApp
3 3 (37.50%) Symantec
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft