The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South East region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 81 56 74
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +18
Contract jobs citing IBM 196 244 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.13% 2.87% 2.24%
As % of the Vendors category 4.48% 5.82% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 117 100
Average daily rate
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£375 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £19.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -39.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £19.50 £29.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £19.85 £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -29.68%
Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4377 4196 4802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.59% 49.33% 48.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2165 2076 2074
Average daily rate £350 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £208 £235
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 237 318 336
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
IBM
England

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 29 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

IBM Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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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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 -6 60 £450 +4.65% 13
Hampshire -19 45 £325 -13.33% 10
Buckinghamshire -12 35 £363 -3.33% 2
Surrey +2 25 £338 -6.89% 15
Middlesex +2 8 £375 -34.78%
Oxfordshire -8 7 £400 -15.78% 3
East Sussex +1 4 - - 1
Kent -4 3 £413 -5.71% 1
West Sussex -13 1 - - 1
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 123 (32.45%) Windows
2 115 (30.34%) WebSphere
3 105 (27.70%) UNIX
4 98 (25.86%) Oracle
5 92 (24.27%) Linux
6 90 (23.75%) SQL
7 73 (19.26%) AIX
8 69 (18.21%) Finance
9 66 (17.41%) Tivoli
10 60 (15.83%) Microsoft
11 57 (15.04%) Java
12 54 (14.25%) DB2
13 51 (13.46%) ITIL
14 50 (13.19%) SAN
15 48 (12.66%) Solaris
16 46 (12.14%) WebSphere MQ
17 42 (11.08%) VMware
18 39 (10.29%) Retail
18 39 (10.29%) HP
19 38 (10.03%) Shell Script
20 37 (9.76%) Red Hat
21 36 (9.50%) Security Cleared
22 35 (9.23%) EMC
22 35 (9.23%) E-Commerce
23 34 (8.97%) Mainframe
24 32 (8.44%) Cisco
25 30 (7.92%) Korn
26 29 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
27 28 (7.39%) HTML
28 27 (7.12%) Clustering

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 115 (30.34%) WebSphere
2 24 (6.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 16 (4.22%) WebLogic
4 13 (3.43%) Apache
5 11 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (2.64%) IIS
7 8 (2.11%) FileNet
8 6 (1.58%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.32%) CMS
9 5 (1.32%) IBM HTTP Server
9 5 (1.32%) Liferay
9 5 (1.32%) PegaRULES
9 5 (1.32%) Node.js
10 4 (1.06%) Commerce Server
10 4 (1.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 4 (1.06%) CICS
10 4 (1.06%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.79%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.79%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.79%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 25 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.22%) MS Office
3 4 (1.06%) MS Project
4 3 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (4.75%) Maximo
2 8 (2.11%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (1.58%) SAP FI
3 6 (1.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (1.58%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (1.32%) BPCS
4 5 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (1.06%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (1.06%) SAP CO
5 4 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.79%) AWD
6 3 (0.79%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle BRM
7 2 (0.53%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.53%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.53%) Staffware
7 2 (0.53%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.26%) Cordys
8 1 (0.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.11%) SaaS
2 7 (1.85%) GitHub
3 2 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (13.19%) SAN
2 24 (6.33%) Firewall
3 18 (4.75%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.17%) HTTP
4 12 (3.17%) Internet
4 12 (3.17%) DNS
5 11 (2.90%) Fibre Channel
6 10 (2.64%) LAN
7 9 (2.37%) Network Security
8 8 (2.11%) FTP
8 8 (2.11%) LDAP
9 7 (1.85%) WAN
9 7 (1.85%) SSL
9 7 (1.85%) Intranet
9 7 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (1.58%) ATM
11 5 (1.32%) Kerberos
12 4 (1.06%) HTTPS
12 4 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (1.06%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (14.25%) DB2
2 26 (6.86%) Oracle Database
3 24 (6.33%) SQL Server
4 19 (5.01%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (4.75%) DataStage
6 11 (2.90%) SQLPlus
7 10 (2.64%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (1.85%) IBM InfoSphere
8 7 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.58%) Spotfire
10 5 (1.32%) QlikView
11 4 (1.06%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.06%) SAP BW
12 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.79%) MS Access
12 3 (0.79%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.79%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 11 (2.90%) Introscope
2 9 (2.37%) Ant
3 8 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (2.11%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.85%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (1.58%) Subversion
5 6 (1.58%) MSI
6 5 (1.32%) Grunt
6 5 (1.32%) Yeoman
6 5 (1.32%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.06%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (0.79%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (0.79%) Bugzilla
8 3 (0.79%) Toad
8 3 (0.79%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.53%) ERwin
9 2 (0.53%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.53%) Rational Rose
9 2 (0.53%) Eclipse
General
1 69 (18.21%) Finance
2 39 (10.29%) Retail
3 21 (5.54%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.90%) Banking
5 10 (2.64%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.32%) Electronics
7 5 (1.32%) Military
7 5 (1.32%) Marketing
8 4 (1.06%) Japanese Language
8 4 (1.06%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.06%) Legal
9 3 (0.79%) Publishing
9 3 (0.79%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.53%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.26%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (17.94%) Analyst
2 54 (14.25%) Developer
3 53 (13.98%) Architect
4 46 (12.14%) Administrator
5 37 (9.76%) Consultant
6 19 (5.01%) Business Analyst
7 16 (4.22%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (3.96%) Technical Architect
9 11 (2.90%) DBA
9 11 (2.90%) WebSphere Administrator
10 10 (2.64%) Project Manager
10 10 (2.64%) WebSphere Developer
11 9 (2.37%) Test Engineer
12 8 (2.11%) Support Analyst
12 8 (2.11%) Technical Consultant
13 7 (1.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (1.85%) Test Analyst
14 6 (1.58%) Data Architect
14 6 (1.58%) Technical Project Manager
14 6 (1.58%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (12.14%) WebSphere MQ
2 28 (7.39%) HTML
3 25 (6.60%) .NET
4 19 (5.01%) Web Services
5 17 (4.49%) J2EE
6 15 (3.96%) XML
6 15 (3.96%) Dojo
6 15 (3.96%) Worklight
7 13 (3.43%) CSS
8 12 (3.17%) JDBC
9 10 (2.64%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 9 (2.37%) SOAP
11 8 (2.11%) Middleware
12 7 (1.85%) RESTful
12 7 (1.85%) Java EE
12 7 (1.85%) CSS3
12 7 (1.85%) HTML5
13 6 (1.58%) JRules
14 5 (1.32%) Spring
14 5 (1.32%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.97%) Mainframe
2 27 (7.12%) Clustering
3 25 (6.60%) iSeries
4 23 (6.07%) IBM Mainframe
5 17 (4.49%) HACMP
6 15 (3.96%) AS400
7 14 (3.69%) Mobile App
8 12 (3.17%) Management Information System
9 10 (2.64%) N-Tier
9 10 (2.64%) DataPower
10 6 (1.58%) Replication
10 6 (1.58%) EMC Centera
11 5 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.06%) LPAR
12 4 (1.06%) Fat Client
12 4 (1.06%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.79%) DTV
13 3 (0.79%) VSAM
13 3 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (0.79%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 123 (32.45%) Windows
2 105 (27.70%) UNIX
3 92 (24.27%) Linux
4 73 (19.26%) AIX
5 48 (12.66%) Solaris
6 27 (7.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (6.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (5.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (3.17%) Windows XP
10 11 (2.90%) Oracle Linux
11 9 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (2.11%) HPUX
13 7 (1.85%) zOS
14 5 (1.32%) NetWare
15 3 (0.79%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.53%) Android
17 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.26%) MVS
17 1 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (13.46%) ITIL
2 35 (9.23%) E-Commerce
3 24 (6.33%) Migration
4 23 (6.07%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (5.01%) Project Management
6 19 (5.01%) Performance Tuning
7 18 (4.75%) Root Cause Analysis
8 17 (4.49%) Change Management
8 17 (4.49%) Business Analysis
9 15 (3.96%) Data Management
9 15 (3.96%) Business Continuity
9 15 (3.96%) ERP
10 14 (3.69%) ETL
10 14 (3.69%) PRINCE2
10 14 (3.69%) Scrum
10 14 (3.69%) TOGAF
11 13 (3.43%) Asset Management
11 13 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (3.17%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 90 (23.75%) SQL
2 57 (15.04%) Java
3 38 (10.03%) Shell Script
4 30 (7.92%) Korn
5 21 (5.54%) JavaScript
5 21 (5.54%) C
6 19 (5.01%) Perl
6 19 (5.01%) PL/SQL
7 18 (4.75%) Bash Shell
8 15 (3.96%) Objective-C
9 13 (3.43%) C++
9 13 (3.43%) COBOL
10 12 (3.17%) Python
11 11 (2.90%) JCL
12 8 (2.11%) REXX
13 7 (1.85%) C#
13 7 (1.85%) AWK
14 6 (1.58%) Jython
15 5 (1.32%) RPG
15 5 (1.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (9.50%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.33%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.69%) Degree
4 6 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (1.06%) IBM Certification
6 4 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.79%) CCSE
7 3 (0.79%) CCIE
7 3 (0.79%) CCNP
7 3 (0.79%) ISEB
7 3 (0.79%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.53%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.53%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.53%) OCP
9 1 (0.26%) RHCE
9 1 (0.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.58%) SLA
3 4 (1.06%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.79%) COBIT
5 2 (0.53%) QA
5 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (6.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 15 (3.96%) Active Directory
4 11 (2.90%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.64%) vSphere
5 10 (2.64%) Xen
6 6 (1.58%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (1.58%) OCFS2
7 5 (1.32%) GPFS
7 5 (1.32%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.06%) NFS
9 3 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.53%) XenApp
10 2 (0.53%) XenServer
10 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.53%) SRDF
10 2 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 66 (17.41%) Tivoli
2 24 (6.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 14 (3.69%) NetBackup
4 11 (2.90%) CA Wily
5 6 (1.58%) Puppet
5 6 (1.58%) Cobbler
6 5 (1.32%) nmon
7 4 (1.06%) MAINVIEW
8 3 (0.79%) MOM
8 3 (0.79%) Netcool
8 3 (0.79%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 3 (0.79%) Nessus
8 3 (0.79%) SCOM
8 3 (0.79%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.53%) Ionix
9 2 (0.53%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 2 (0.53%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.53%) Netcool/Webtop
9 2 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 98 (25.86%) Oracle
2 60 (15.83%) Microsoft
3 42 (11.08%) VMware
4 39 (10.29%) HP
5 37 (9.76%) Red Hat
6 35 (9.23%) EMC
7 32 (8.44%) Cisco
8 24 (6.33%) Sun
8 24 (6.33%) SAP
9 20 (5.28%) NetApp
10 13 (3.43%) Citrix
11 12 (3.17%) Hitachi
12 10 (2.64%) JBoss
12 10 (2.64%) Dell
12 10 (2.64%) 3PAR
13 9 (2.37%) Intel
13 9 (2.37%) Business Objects
13 9 (2.37%) TIBCO
13 9 (2.37%) Symantec
13 9 (2.37%) Brocade
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