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 22 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 103 90 96
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs citing IBM 164 176 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.76% 1.97% 1.99%
As % of the Vendors category 3.79% 4.16% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 82 92
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £277 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.75 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.18% -63.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -
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
4322 4234 4096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 46.32% 47.29% 50.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2327 2139 2035
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £180 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 251 323
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -10.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 +3 67 £450 +28.57% 11
Hampshire +2 47 £394 +5.00% 13
Buckinghamshire -5 24 £444 -6.57% 6
Surrey -17 13 £400 -5.88% 8
West Sussex -13 5 £413 -21.42% 5
Kent +3 3 £488 +18.18% 3
Middlesex - 2 £296 -
Oxfordshire -23 1 £400 - 2
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 112 (33.63%) Windows
2 111 (33.33%) Linux
3 91 (27.33%) WebSphere
4 75 (22.52%) UNIX
5 72 (21.62%) AIX
6 68 (20.42%) HP
6 68 (20.42%) SAN
6 68 (20.42%) VMware
7 64 (19.22%) Java
7 64 (19.22%) Oracle
8 56 (16.82%) SQL
9 55 (16.52%) Tivoli
9 55 (16.52%) Finance
10 53 (15.92%) Microsoft
11 48 (14.41%) Red Hat
12 47 (14.11%) DB2
13 44 (13.21%) Shell Script
13 44 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
14 43 (12.91%) VMware Infrastructure
15 41 (12.31%) Solaris
16 40 (12.01%) TCP/IP
17 39 (11.71%) Firewall
17 39 (11.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 38 (11.41%) XML
19 35 (10.51%) Security Cleared
20 33 (9.91%) SC Cleared
20 33 (9.91%) ITIL
20 33 (9.91%) Perl
20 33 (9.91%) DNS
20 33 (9.91%) EMC

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 91 (27.33%) WebSphere
2 29 (8.71%) Apache
3 26 (7.81%) WebSphere Application Server
4 17 (5.11%) IBM HTTP Server
5 16 (4.80%) IIS
6 10 (3.00%) MS Exchange
6 10 (3.00%) JBoss
7 9 (2.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.80%) Commerce Server
9 6 (1.80%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.50%) MQSeries
10 5 (1.50%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.90%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.90%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.60%) SAS
12 2 (0.60%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 19 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.11%) MS Office
3 3 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.60%) SPSS
4 2 (0.60%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.60%) MS Project
5 1 (0.30%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (2.70%) Maximo
2 5 (1.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.90%) Fredhopper
4 2 (0.60%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.60%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.60%) Unica
5 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.10%) SaaS
2 6 (1.80%) Google Analytics
3 4 (1.20%) Mimecast
3 4 (1.20%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 68 (20.42%) SAN
2 40 (12.01%) TCP/IP
3 39 (11.71%) Firewall
4 33 (9.91%) DNS
5 29 (8.71%) HTTP
6 21 (6.31%) Fibre Channel
7 18 (5.41%) LDAP
8 16 (4.80%) DHCP
9 15 (4.50%) SSL
10 8 (2.40%) LAN
10 8 (2.40%) WAN
10 8 (2.40%) FCoE
11 7 (2.10%) iSCSI
11 7 (2.10%) VPN
12 6 (1.80%) Internet
13 5 (1.50%) NAS
13 5 (1.50%) IPsec
13 5 (1.50%) Kerberos
13 5 (1.50%) FTP
14 4 (1.20%) APPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (14.11%) DB2
2 31 (9.31%) SQL Server
3 17 (5.11%) Oracle Database
4 14 (4.20%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.90%) Big Data
6 11 (3.30%) MySQL
7 10 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (2.10%) SAP BW
10 6 (1.80%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 5 (1.50%) Cognos Report Studio
11 5 (1.50%) SAP Data Services
11 5 (1.50%) SAP HANA
11 5 (1.50%) DbVisualizer
12 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (1.20%) DTS
12 4 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (3.60%) Introscope
2 9 (2.70%) Subversion
2 9 (2.70%) ClearCase
2 9 (2.70%) LoadRunner
3 6 (1.80%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (1.50%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.50%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (1.50%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.50%) Maven
4 5 (1.50%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.50%) ClearQuest
5 4 (1.20%) Eclipse
5 4 (1.20%) JIRA
5 4 (1.20%) SoapUI
5 4 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.20%) Selenium
6 3 (0.90%) TestComplete
6 3 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.90%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (0.90%) Ant
General
1 55 (16.52%) Finance
2 21 (6.31%) Retail
3 19 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.60%) Banking
5 7 (2.10%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.50%) Back Office
7 4 (1.20%) Legal
7 4 (1.20%) Military
7 4 (1.20%) Online Betting
8 3 (0.90%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.90%) Automotive
9 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.60%) Billing
9 2 (0.60%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Electronics
10 1 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 63 (18.92%) Architect
2 60 (18.02%) Analyst
3 47 (14.11%) Developer
4 25 (7.51%) Consultant
5 21 (6.31%) Administrator
6 20 (6.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (4.20%) Technical Architect
8 14 (4.20%) Test Analyst
9 13 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
10 12 (3.60%) Enterprise Architect
11 11 (3.30%) Software Engineer
12 9 (2.70%) Designer
12 9 (2.70%) Storage Engineer
12 9 (2.70%) Project Manager
12 9 (2.70%) Support Analyst
13 8 (2.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 8 (2.40%) Data Architect
13 8 (2.40%) Java Developer
13 8 (2.40%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (11.41%) XML
2 32 (9.61%) WebSphere MQ
3 27 (8.11%) HTML
4 23 (6.91%) Middleware
5 21 (6.31%) SOAP
6 16 (4.80%) JMS
7 15 (4.50%) J2EE
8 13 (3.90%) Worklight
8 13 (3.90%) WSDL
8 13 (3.90%) CSS
9 12 (3.60%) .NET
10 9 (2.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 9 (2.70%) Web Services
11 8 (2.40%) Ajax
12 7 (2.10%) JSON
13 6 (1.80%) XHTML
13 6 (1.80%) ASP.NET
13 6 (1.80%) Hibernate
13 6 (1.80%) Spring
13 6 (1.80%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (7.51%) Mainframe
3 24 (7.21%) Clustering
4 23 (6.91%) IBM Mainframe
5 20 (6.01%) DataPower
6 14 (4.20%) HACMP
7 12 (3.60%) iSeries
8 11 (3.30%) AS400
9 8 (2.40%) Management Information System
10 7 (2.10%) e-Health
11 6 (1.80%) Replication
11 6 (1.80%) Open Source
12 5 (1.50%) EMC Centera
13 4 (1.20%) Client/Server
13 4 (1.20%) CLARiiON
13 4 (1.20%) Symmetrix
13 4 (1.20%) Device Driver
13 4 (1.20%) Symmetrix DMX
14 3 (0.90%) Data Integration
14 3 (0.90%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 112 (33.63%) Windows
2 111 (33.33%) Linux
3 75 (22.52%) UNIX
4 72 (21.62%) AIX
5 41 (12.31%) Solaris
6 39 (11.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (6.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (4.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (4.20%) Windows 7
10 13 (3.90%) HPUX
11 8 (2.40%) NetWare
12 7 (2.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 6 (1.80%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.50%) SUSE
15 4 (1.20%) Windows NT
15 4 (1.20%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.60%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (9.91%) ITIL
3 30 (9.01%) Migration
4 28 (8.41%) Performance Tuning
5 22 (6.61%) CRM
5 22 (6.61%) E-Commerce
6 20 (6.01%) Root Cause Analysis
7 18 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (5.41%) Project Management
7 18 (5.41%) High Availability
8 16 (4.80%) Software Engineering
8 16 (4.80%) Analytics
9 14 (4.20%) Data Modelling
9 14 (4.20%) Change Management
9 14 (4.20%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (3.90%) Low Latency
10 13 (3.90%) System Testing
10 13 (3.90%) Incident Management
10 13 (3.90%) Enterprise Architecture
10 13 (3.90%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (19.22%) Java
2 56 (16.82%) SQL
3 44 (13.21%) Shell Script
4 33 (9.91%) Perl
5 26 (7.81%) Korn
6 22 (6.61%) JavaScript
6 22 (6.61%) C
7 20 (6.01%) Python
8 15 (4.50%) Bash Shell
8 15 (4.50%) C++
9 12 (3.60%) Jython
10 9 (2.70%) C#
11 8 (2.40%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.10%) JCL
13 6 (1.80%) COBOL
13 6 (1.80%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.80%) ABAP
14 4 (1.20%) VBScript
14 4 (1.20%) VB
14 4 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (10.51%) Security Cleared
2 33 (9.91%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.11%) Degree
4 11 (3.30%) ISEB
5 10 (3.00%) DV Cleared
6 9 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.10%) CISSP
7 7 (2.10%) Sun Certification
7 7 (2.10%) IBM Certification
8 5 (1.50%) MCSE
9 4 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.20%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.20%) MCDBA
9 4 (1.20%) MCAD
9 4 (1.20%) MCSD
9 4 (1.20%) SCSA
9 4 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.60%) ACCA
10 2 (0.60%) CIMA
11 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.80%) QA
2 5 (1.50%) SLA
3 4 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.60%) COBIT
System Software
1 43 (12.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (8.11%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.60%) vSphere
4 11 (3.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 10 (3.00%) Oracle Clusterware
5 10 (3.00%) GPFS
6 8 (2.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (2.10%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.10%) XenApp
7 7 (2.10%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.50%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 5 (1.50%) XenServer
8 5 (1.50%) Veritas File System
8 5 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (0.90%) OCFS2
9 3 (0.90%) PowerHA
9 3 (0.90%) NFS
10 1 (0.30%) UAG
10 1 (0.30%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 55 (16.52%) Tivoli
2 20 (6.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 12 (3.60%) Red Hat Satellite
4 8 (2.40%) OpenView
4 8 (2.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 6 (1.80%) HP Data Protector
6 5 (1.50%) Control-M
6 5 (1.50%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.20%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.20%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 4 (1.20%) Puppet
7 4 (1.20%) CA Wily
8 3 (0.90%) SCCM
8 3 (0.90%) SCOM
8 3 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.90%) vMotion
8 3 (0.90%) HP SIM
8 3 (0.90%) Netcool
9 2 (0.60%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 68 (20.42%) HP
1 68 (20.42%) VMware
2 64 (19.22%) Oracle
3 53 (15.92%) Microsoft
4 48 (14.41%) Red Hat
5 33 (9.91%) EMC
6 30 (9.01%) NetApp
7 24 (7.21%) Veritas
8 21 (6.31%) Dell
9 18 (5.41%) Sun
10 17 (5.11%) SAP
10 17 (5.11%) Symantec
10 17 (5.11%) Citrix
10 17 (5.11%) CA
11 15 (4.50%) 3PAR
12 14 (4.20%) Cognos
12 14 (4.20%) Remedy
13 13 (3.90%) Cisco
14 12 (3.60%) Hitachi
15 10 (3.00%) Adobe
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