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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 39 40 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing IBM 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.63% 1.32% 2.23%
As % of the Vendors category 1.37% 2.56% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Average daily rate - £425 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £406
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +100.00%
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
146 156 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 46.35% 51.49% 51.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 95 64
Average daily rate £400 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £231 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £650 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 8
Average hourly rate £38.75 £30.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% +90.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.90 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £45.15 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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
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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bath - 2 - -
IBM
South West

IBM
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (50.00%) QA
1 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (33.33%) Maven
2 2 (33.33%) yum
2 2 (33.33%) Puppet
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (33.33%) Subversion
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Bugzilla
2 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (33.33%) Informix
2 2 (33.33%) Ingres
2 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (33.33%) MySQL
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Informix
1 2 (33.33%) Ingres
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
1 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (33.33%) Bugzilla
2 2 (33.33%) Maven
2 2 (33.33%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Software Team Leader
1 3 (50.00%) Team Leader
1 3 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 3 (50.00%) Test Team Leader
2 2 (33.33%) Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
1 2 (33.33%) yum
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) VMware