The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 89 62 81
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +19
Contract jobs citing IBM 183 260 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.97% 2.97% 2.20%
As % of the Vendors category 4.20% 6.04% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 126 86
Average daily rate
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£409 £428 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.38% +14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £408 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.06% +8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -15.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.76 £19.50 £30.70
% change year-on-year
+57.75% -36.48%
IBM
England

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

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4358 4304 4983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.01% 49.22% 49.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2276 2186 2152
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 251 289
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

IBM Daily Rate Trend in the South East

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the South East region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

IBM
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the South East region over the 3 months to 16 September 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
Berkshire -25 53 £475 +5.55% 14
Hampshire -18 42 £350 -5.40% 14
Buckinghamshire -17 32 £390 +0.64% 2
Surrey +4 24 £343 -23.88% 9
Middlesex 0 6 £500 +51.51% 1
West Sussex +3 5 £625 +35.13%
Oxfordshire -6 4 £450 +26.76% 2
East Sussex -14 3 - -
Kent -8 2 £500 +25.00% 2
Home Counties - - - - 1
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 113 (29.97%) Windows
2 106 (28.12%) WebSphere
3 102 (27.06%) Linux
3 102 (27.06%) Oracle
4 82 (21.75%) SQL
4 82 (21.75%) UNIX
5 73 (19.36%) Finance
6 71 (18.83%) AIX
7 65 (17.24%) Microsoft
8 55 (14.59%) SAN
9 53 (14.06%) Java
10 51 (13.53%) ITIL
11 50 (13.26%) HP
11 50 (13.26%) Tivoli
11 50 (13.26%) VMware
12 47 (12.47%) DB2
13 44 (11.67%) WebSphere MQ
14 43 (11.41%) Solaris
15 42 (11.14%) Red Hat
16 41 (10.88%) EMC
17 38 (10.08%) Cisco
17 38 (10.08%) VMware Infrastructure
18 37 (9.81%) Security Cleared
18 37 (9.81%) iSeries
18 37 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
19 36 (9.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 32 (8.49%) SQL Server
20 32 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
21 31 (8.22%) E-Commerce
21 31 (8.22%) Mainframe

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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
1 106 (28.12%) WebSphere
2 28 (7.43%) WebSphere Application Server
3 14 (3.71%) WebLogic
3 14 (3.71%) Apache
4 12 (3.18%) IIS
5 10 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (2.12%) IBM Notes
7 7 (1.86%) FileNet
8 6 (1.59%) IBM HTTP Server
9 5 (1.33%) WebSphere Process Server
9 5 (1.33%) PegaRULES
9 5 (1.33%) Liferay
10 4 (1.06%) Commerce Server
10 4 (1.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 4 (1.06%) CICS
10 4 (1.06%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.06%) MQSeries
10 4 (1.06%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.80%) CMS
11 3 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (4.51%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.65%) MS Office
3 5 (1.33%) MS Project
4 4 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (3.98%) Maximo
2 8 (2.12%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.59%) SAP FI
3 6 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (1.33%) BPCS
4 5 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (1.33%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (1.06%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (1.06%) SAP CO
5 4 (1.06%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.80%) AWD
6 3 (0.80%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.53%) SAP SRM
7 2 (0.53%) Staffware
7 2 (0.53%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.53%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.27%) Cordys
8 1 (0.27%) Magento
8 1 (0.27%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.12%) SaaS
2 4 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.53%) Office 365
3 2 (0.53%) GitHub
4 1 (0.27%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 55 (14.59%) SAN
2 18 (4.77%) Firewall
2 18 (4.77%) HTTP
3 16 (4.24%) Internet
4 14 (3.71%) TCP/IP
4 14 (3.71%) Fibre Channel
5 13 (3.45%) DNS
6 12 (3.18%) SSL
7 11 (2.92%) LAN
8 9 (2.39%) LDAP
9 8 (2.12%) Network Security
10 7 (1.86%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (1.86%) WAN
10 7 (1.86%) Intranet
11 6 (1.59%) ATM
12 5 (1.33%) Kerberos
13 4 (1.06%) HTTPS
13 4 (1.06%) iSCSI
13 4 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (1.06%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.47%) DB2
2 32 (8.49%) SQL Server
3 27 (7.16%) Oracle Database
4 22 (5.84%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (5.04%) DataStage
6 11 (2.92%) SQLPlus
7 9 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (2.39%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (2.12%) IBM InfoSphere
9 7 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.59%) Spotfire
11 5 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.33%) MySQL
11 5 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (1.06%) OLAP
12 4 (1.06%) Data Mart
12 4 (1.06%) SAP BW
12 4 (1.06%) QlikView
12 4 (1.06%) Big Data
12 4 (1.06%) Cognos Query Studio
Development Applications
1 11 (2.92%) Introscope
2 7 (1.86%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (1.59%) MSI
3 6 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.33%) Ant
5 3 (0.80%) ERwin
5 3 (0.80%) ClearQuest
5 3 (0.80%) Toad
5 3 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (0.80%) SoapUI
5 3 (0.80%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (0.80%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.53%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.53%) Subversion
6 2 (0.53%) Maven
6 2 (0.53%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.53%) Rational Rose
6 2 (0.53%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.53%) JMeter
General
1 73 (19.36%) Finance
2 25 (6.63%) Retail
3 12 (3.18%) Banking
4 11 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.65%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.59%) Legal
7 5 (1.33%) Military
7 5 (1.33%) Marketing
7 5 (1.33%) Electronics
8 4 (1.06%) Japanese Language
8 4 (1.06%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.80%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Publishing
11 1 (0.27%) Games
11 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.27%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (18.04%) Architect
2 60 (15.92%) Developer
3 50 (13.26%) Analyst
4 34 (9.02%) Consultant
5 32 (8.49%) Solutions Architect
6 31 (8.22%) Administrator
7 16 (4.24%) Business Analyst
8 15 (3.98%) Technical Architect
9 12 (3.18%) DBA
10 11 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (2.39%) Technical Consultant
11 9 (2.39%) Project Manager
12 7 (1.86%) Software Engineer
12 7 (1.86%) Test Engineer
12 7 (1.86%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (1.86%) WebSphere Developer
12 7 (1.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 6 (1.59%) Storage Engineer
13 6 (1.59%) Mobile Solutions Architect
13 6 (1.59%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (11.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 28 (7.43%) .NET
3 23 (6.10%) HTML
4 19 (5.04%) Web Services
5 18 (4.77%) XML
5 18 (4.77%) Middleware
6 17 (4.51%) J2EE
7 13 (3.45%) SOAP
8 12 (3.18%) CSS
8 12 (3.18%) JDBC
9 8 (2.12%) JMS
9 8 (2.12%) Dojo
9 8 (2.12%) REST
9 8 (2.12%) Worklight
10 7 (1.86%) Java EE
11 6 (1.59%) WebCenter
11 6 (1.59%) JRules
12 5 (1.33%) Spring
12 5 (1.33%) JNDI
12 5 (1.33%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.81%) iSeries
2 32 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (8.22%) Mainframe
4 27 (7.16%) Clustering
5 18 (4.77%) Management Information System
5 18 (4.77%) IBM Mainframe
6 15 (3.98%) HACMP
7 14 (3.71%) AS400
8 12 (3.18%) Mobile App
9 11 (2.92%) EMC Centera
10 9 (2.39%) DataPower
11 8 (2.12%) N-Tier
12 6 (1.59%) Computer Science
12 6 (1.59%) User Experience
13 5 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (1.33%) Open Source
13 5 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (1.33%) Replication
14 3 (0.80%) VSAM
14 3 (0.80%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 113 (29.97%) Windows
2 102 (27.06%) Linux
3 82 (21.75%) UNIX
4 71 (18.83%) AIX
5 43 (11.41%) Solaris
6 36 (9.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (5.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (3.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (3.18%) Oracle Linux
11 11 (2.92%) Windows XP
12 8 (2.12%) HPUX
13 6 (1.59%) zOS
14 5 (1.33%) NetWare
15 4 (1.06%) SUSE
16 3 (0.80%) Windows 7
17 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.27%) Android
17 1 (0.27%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (13.53%) ITIL
2 37 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (8.22%) E-Commerce
4 26 (6.90%) Migration
5 24 (6.37%) ETL
6 22 (5.84%) TOGAF
7 19 (5.04%) Root Cause Analysis
8 18 (4.77%) Performance Tuning
8 18 (4.77%) Project Management
9 17 (4.51%) Change Management
9 17 (4.51%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (3.98%) SOA
10 15 (3.98%) Enterprise Architecture
10 15 (3.98%) Data Management
11 14 (3.71%) ERP
12 13 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (3.45%) Service Management
13 12 (3.18%) Service Delivery
13 12 (3.18%) PRINCE2
13 12 (3.18%) UML
Programming Languages
1 82 (21.75%) SQL
2 53 (14.06%) Java
3 27 (7.16%) Shell Script
4 26 (6.90%) Korn
5 20 (5.31%) Bash Shell
5 20 (5.31%) JavaScript
6 19 (5.04%) Perl
6 19 (5.04%) C
6 19 (5.04%) PL/SQL
7 14 (3.71%) COBOL
8 13 (3.45%) Python
9 11 (2.92%) JCL
9 11 (2.92%) C++
10 8 (2.12%) Objective-C
11 6 (1.59%) AWK
11 6 (1.59%) Jython
11 6 (1.59%) C#
11 6 (1.59%) RPG
12 5 (1.33%) RPG IV
13 4 (1.06%) REXX
Qualifications
1 37 (9.81%) Security Cleared
2 23 (6.10%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.04%) Degree
4 6 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.06%) IBM Certification
6 3 (0.80%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.80%) CCSE
6 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (0.80%) CCIE
6 3 (0.80%) CCNP
6 3 (0.80%) ISEB
7 2 (0.53%) OCP
7 2 (0.53%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.53%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.59%) ISO 9001
2 5 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.06%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.80%) COBIT
5 2 (0.53%) SLA
6 1 (0.27%) QA
6 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 38 (10.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (4.77%) Active Directory
3 15 (3.98%) vSphere
4 14 (3.71%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.65%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (2.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 10 (2.65%) Xen
6 7 (1.86%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.59%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (1.59%) OCFS2
8 5 (1.33%) GPFS
8 5 (1.33%) NFS
8 5 (1.33%) XenApp
9 4 (1.06%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.06%) SRDF
10 3 (0.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.53%) KVM
11 2 (0.53%) XenServer
11 2 (0.53%) Samba
Systems Management
1 50 (13.26%) Tivoli
2 30 (7.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 11 (2.92%) CA Wily
3 11 (2.92%) Cobbler
4 10 (2.65%) NetBackup
5 6 (1.59%) Puppet
6 5 (1.33%) Data Guard
7 4 (1.06%) MAINVIEW
8 3 (0.80%) Nessus
8 3 (0.80%) WSUS
8 3 (0.80%) MOM
8 3 (0.80%) nmon
9 2 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.53%) SCCM
9 2 (0.53%) SCOM
9 2 (0.53%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.53%) Netcool
9 2 (0.53%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 2 (0.53%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 102 (27.06%) Oracle
2 65 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 50 (13.26%) HP
3 50 (13.26%) VMware
4 42 (11.14%) Red Hat
5 41 (10.88%) EMC
6 38 (10.08%) Cisco
7 27 (7.16%) NetApp
8 25 (6.63%) Sun
9 23 (6.10%) SAP
10 22 (5.84%) Brocade
11 18 (4.77%) Citrix
12 15 (3.98%) Hitachi
13 14 (3.71%) Lotus
14 13 (3.45%) Dell
14 13 (3.45%) 3PAR
15 11 (2.92%) JBoss
16 9 (2.39%) Veritas
16 9 (2.39%) TIBCO
17 8 (2.12%) Software AG
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