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 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 76 96 68
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -28
Contract jobs citing IBM 226 176 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.64% 1.89% 2.71%
As % of the Vendors category 5.54% 3.97% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 75 134
Average daily rate £413 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £271 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £406
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 10
Average hourly rate £51.25 £38.25 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.98% +61.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.65 £13.65 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +100.00%
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
4082 4429 3917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.71% 47.64% 46.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2353 2294 1932
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 204 225
Average hourly rate £43.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £42.50 £42.50
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 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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 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
Hampshire +1 59 £425 +26.86% 8
Buckinghamshire +28 56 £450 +24.13% 5
Berkshire 0 43 £353 -23.78% 23
Surrey +21 39 £428 +31.53% 12
West Sussex +18 14 £413 +6.45% 5
East Sussex +11 6 £370 - 4
Oxfordshire +2 6 £250 -23.07%
Kent -2 6 £388 - 4
Middlesex -3 2 £408 +50.92% 1
Sussex - 1 £430 -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 181 (36.35%) Linux
2 156 (31.33%) Windows
3 149 (29.92%) WebSphere
4 124 (24.90%) AIX
5 122 (24.50%) Unix
6 110 (22.09%) VMware
7 106 (21.29%) DB2
8 89 (17.87%) Finance
9 88 (17.67%) SQL
10 86 (17.27%) Security Cleared
11 82 (16.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 82 (16.47%) Oracle
12 79 (15.86%) Red Hat
12 79 (15.86%) Agile Software Development
13 74 (14.86%) Cisco
14 72 (14.46%) Data Centre
15 71 (14.26%) Microsoft
16 64 (12.85%) WebSphere Application Server
17 63 (12.65%) SC Cleared
18 61 (12.25%) Tivoli
19 60 (12.05%) Java
20 59 (11.85%) Change Management
21 53 (10.64%) Shell Script
22 52 (10.44%) HP
23 50 (10.04%) Incident Management
24 49 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
25 48 (9.64%) iSeries
25 48 (9.64%) AS400
26 47 (9.44%) Firewall
26 47 (9.44%) Citrix

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 149 (29.92%) WebSphere
2 64 (12.85%) WebSphere Application Server
3 27 (5.42%) Apache
4 26 (5.22%) WebSphere Process Server
5 24 (4.82%) IIS
6 19 (3.82%) CICS
7 15 (3.01%) IBM HTTP Server
7 15 (3.01%) MQSeries
8 13 (2.61%) JBoss
9 11 (2.21%) Node.js
10 9 (1.81%) OpenStack
11 8 (1.61%) FileNet
12 7 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (1.41%) CMS
12 7 (1.41%) MS Exchange
13 6 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (1.20%) IBM Notes
13 6 (1.20%) Tomcat
13 6 (1.20%) WebLogic
14 5 (1.00%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 17 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.81%) MS Office
3 6 (1.20%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.80%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.41%) Maximo
2 6 (1.20%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.00%) Eloqua
3 5 (1.00%) Unica
4 4 (0.80%) Fredhopper
4 4 (0.80%) HFM
4 4 (0.80%) Magento
5 3 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.20%) BASE24
7 1 (0.20%) BusinessWare
7 1 (0.20%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.20%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.20%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.60%) Bluemix
2 3 (0.60%) IaaS
2 3 (0.60%) SaaS
2 3 (0.60%) Silverpop
3 2 (0.40%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.40%) Mimecast
3 2 (0.40%) PaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.20%) IBM PureFlex
4 1 (0.20%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.20%) Office 365
4 1 (0.20%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (9.44%) Firewall
2 43 (8.63%) HTTP
3 35 (7.03%) TCP/IP
4 27 (5.42%) SSL
5 24 (4.82%) FTP
5 24 (4.82%) SAN
6 18 (3.61%) DNS
7 16 (3.21%) LAN
8 14 (2.81%) SMTP
9 13 (2.61%) WAN
10 11 (2.21%) Internet
10 11 (2.21%) Intrusion Detection
10 11 (2.21%) LDAP
11 9 (1.81%) Network Security
11 9 (1.81%) VPN
12 7 (1.41%) HTTPS
12 7 (1.41%) SSH
13 6 (1.20%) DHCP
13 6 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
14 5 (1.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (21.29%) DB2
2 42 (8.43%) SQL Server
3 30 (6.02%) IBM InfoSphere
4 23 (4.62%) Hadoop
5 22 (4.42%) Neo4j
6 18 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (3.21%) Oracle Database
8 14 (2.81%) DataStage
8 14 (2.81%) Relational Database
9 9 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (1.81%) MongoDB
9 9 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (1.61%) Easytrieve
10 8 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.41%) Big Data
12 6 (1.20%) OLAP
13 5 (1.00%) NoSQL
13 5 (1.00%) OLAP Cube
13 5 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 44 (8.84%) ClearCase
2 37 (7.43%) ClearQuest
3 13 (2.61%) Introscope
4 11 (2.21%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (1.61%) ChangeMan
5 8 (1.61%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.00%) Dreamweaver
6 5 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.80%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.80%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.60%) Ant
8 3 (0.60%) FishEye
8 3 (0.60%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (0.60%) Subversion
8 3 (0.60%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.40%) PVCS
9 2 (0.40%) Rational Performance Tester
9 2 (0.40%) Rational Rose
9 2 (0.40%) StarTeam
General
1 89 (17.87%) Finance
2 24 (4.82%) Retail
3 19 (3.82%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.01%) Banking
5 12 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (2.21%) Marketing
7 9 (1.81%) Legal
8 7 (1.41%) Billing
9 6 (1.20%) Back Office
9 6 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.00%) Aerospace
10 5 (1.00%) Automotive
10 5 (1.00%) Military
11 3 (0.60%) Avionics
11 3 (0.60%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.40%) Electronics
12 2 (0.40%) Local Government
13 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.20%) German Language
13 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (15.26%) Analyst
2 74 (14.86%) Developer
3 70 (14.06%) Architect
4 40 (8.03%) Consultant
5 37 (7.43%) DBA
5 37 (7.43%) Linux Specialist
6 30 (6.02%) Administrator
6 30 (6.02%) Linux Operator
7 26 (5.22%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (3.82%) Production DBA
9 17 (3.41%) DB2 DBA
10 15 (3.01%) Security Analyst
11 14 (2.81%) Citrix Specialist
11 14 (2.81%) SQL DBA
11 14 (2.81%) VMware Specialist
12 13 (2.61%) Hardware Engineer
12 13 (2.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (2.61%) WebSphere Consultant
13 12 (2.41%) Infrastructure Architect
13 12 (2.41%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (9.24%) XML
2 44 (8.84%) WebSphere MQ
3 39 (7.83%) HTML
4 36 (7.23%) SOAP
5 35 (7.03%) Middleware
6 34 (6.83%) CSS
7 30 (6.02%) J2EE
7 30 (6.02%) Web Services
8 20 (4.02%) jQuery
9 19 (3.82%) .NET
10 16 (3.21%) Ajax
10 16 (3.21%) HTML5
10 16 (3.21%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 15 (3.01%) ISPF
11 15 (3.01%) JMS
12 14 (2.81%) AngularJS
13 11 (2.21%) JDBC
13 11 (2.21%) JNDI
13 11 (2.21%) REST
14 8 (1.61%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 72 (14.46%) Data Centre
2 48 (9.64%) AS400
2 48 (9.64%) iSeries
3 42 (8.43%) Management Information System
4 41 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (8.03%) DataPower
6 39 (7.83%) HACMP
7 33 (6.63%) Mainframe
8 28 (5.62%) Clustering
9 14 (2.81%) IBM Mainframe
10 12 (2.41%) Public Cloud
11 10 (2.01%) Data Integration
11 10 (2.01%) Driving Licence
11 10 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (2.01%) Security Operations Centre
12 8 (1.61%) Computer Science
13 7 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (1.41%) Smartcard
14 6 (1.20%) Client/Server
14 6 (1.20%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 181 (36.35%) Linux
2 156 (31.33%) Windows
3 124 (24.90%) AIX
4 122 (24.50%) Unix
5 82 (16.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (8.84%) Windows Server
7 39 (7.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (5.62%) Solaris
9 27 (5.42%) CentOS
10 23 (4.62%) zOS
11 20 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (1.00%) SUSE
13 5 (1.00%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.80%) i5/OS
15 3 (0.60%) VMS
16 2 (0.40%) Android
16 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.40%) MVS
16 2 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (15.86%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (11.85%) Change Management
3 50 (10.04%) Incident Management
4 34 (6.83%) Migration
5 33 (6.63%) ITIL
6 32 (6.43%) Project Management
7 29 (5.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 26 (5.22%) DevOps
8 26 (5.22%) E-Commerce
9 25 (5.02%) Information Security
10 24 (4.82%) High Availability
11 23 (4.62%) Mentoring
12 21 (4.22%) Asset Management
12 21 (4.22%) ETL
12 21 (4.22%) TOGAF
13 20 (4.02%) CRM
13 20 (4.02%) Waterfall
13 20 (4.02%) Workflow
14 18 (3.61%) Change Data Capture
14 18 (3.61%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 88 (17.67%) SQL
2 60 (12.05%) Java
3 53 (10.64%) Shell Script
4 36 (7.23%) JavaScript
5 25 (5.02%) JCL
6 23 (4.62%) COBOL
6 23 (4.62%) Korn
7 20 (4.02%) Bash Shell
8 18 (3.61%) C++
8 18 (3.61%) Python
8 18 (3.61%) REXX
9 16 (3.21%) C#
10 13 (2.61%) PL/SQL
11 12 (2.41%) Assembly Language
11 12 (2.41%) Jython
11 12 (2.41%) Perl
11 12 (2.41%) PowerShell
12 11 (2.21%) VB
13 10 (2.01%) AWK
13 10 (2.01%) sed
Qualifications
1 86 (17.27%) Security Cleared
2 63 (12.65%) SC Cleared
3 34 (6.83%) Degree
4 23 (4.62%) DV Cleared
5 14 (2.81%) CISSP
6 11 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (2.01%) CCNA
8 8 (1.61%) CISM
8 8 (1.61%) IBM Certification
8 8 (1.61%) IISP
8 8 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (1.41%) CISA
10 6 (1.20%) CCSE
11 5 (1.00%) ISEB
11 5 (1.00%) MCP
12 4 (0.80%) MCSA
13 3 (0.60%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.40%) RHCSA
14 2 (0.40%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.01%) PCI DSS
2 11 (2.21%) SLA
3 9 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (1.41%) ISAE 3402
5 7 (1.41%) ISO 9001
5 7 (1.41%) ISO27005
6 6 (1.20%) QA
7 4 (0.80%) COBIT
7 4 (0.80%) ISO27002
8 3 (0.60%) DO-178B
8 3 (0.60%) GxP
8 3 (0.60%) SDET
9 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.40%) WCAG
10 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.20%) ISO26262
System Software
1 49 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (4.42%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.81%) vSphere
4 12 (2.41%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 10 (2.01%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.20%) Docker
6 6 (1.20%) Time Sharing Option
7 5 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.80%) NFS
8 4 (0.80%) Oracle Clusterware
8 4 (0.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (0.80%) Veritas File System
9 3 (0.60%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.60%) GPFS
9 3 (0.60%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.60%) XenApp
9 3 (0.60%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.40%) OpenSSH
10 2 (0.40%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 61 (12.25%) Tivoli
2 15 (3.01%) CA Wily
3 11 (2.21%) Control-M
4 10 (2.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.41%) Puppet
7 6 (1.20%) CA Single Sign-On
8 5 (1.00%) SCCM
9 4 (0.80%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.80%) QRadar
9 4 (0.80%) SCOM
10 3 (0.60%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.60%) Packer
10 3 (0.60%) WSUS
11 2 (0.40%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle ZFS
11 2 (0.40%) ServiceCenter
11 2 (0.40%) Simpana
11 2 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 110 (22.09%) VMware
2 82 (16.47%) Oracle
3 79 (15.86%) Red Hat
4 74 (14.86%) Cisco
5 71 (14.26%) Microsoft
6 52 (10.44%) HP
7 47 (9.44%) Citrix
8 30 (6.02%) CA
9 23 (4.62%) EMC
10 20 (4.02%) McAfee
10 20 (4.02%) NetApp
11 16 (3.21%) CheckPoint
11 16 (3.21%) Cognos
12 15 (3.01%) SAP
13 14 (2.81%) Ab Initio
13 14 (2.81%) Sun
14 13 (2.61%) Dell
14 13 (2.61%) Informatica
14 13 (2.61%) Symantec
15 12 (2.41%) Cognizant
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £520 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £399 - £451 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 11 hours ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex
KDR
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East Sussex
KDR Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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RAPP
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
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Rate: £325 - £400 per annum
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