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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 82 96 53
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -43
Contract jobs citing IBM 244 178 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.43% 1.91% 3.23%
As % of the Vendors category 5.10% 4.10% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 80 135
Average daily rate
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£444 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.87% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.68% +64.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £21.73
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +61.06%
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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
4788 4339 4274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.76% 46.67% 48.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2746 2252 2159
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 246 264
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.14%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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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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 +30 100 £450 -5.26% 7
Hampshire +39 69 £400 +23.07% 12
Surrey +3 33 £450 +33.82% 1
Buckinghamshire -17 23 £350 -7.89% 1
West Sussex -10 9 £400 -36.04% 1
Kent +1 2 £525 +5.00% 3
East Sussex -1 2 £475 -
Middlesex -2 2 £450 -10.00% 1
Sussex - 1 £423 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 138 (33.17%) WebSphere
2 119 (28.61%) Linux
3 116 (27.88%) Windows
4 105 (25.24%) DB2
5 96 (23.08%) AIX
6 92 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
7 87 (20.91%) UNIX
8 82 (19.71%) Java
9 80 (19.23%) Oracle
10 73 (17.55%) DataPower
11 72 (17.31%) Finance
12 71 (17.07%) VMware
13 68 (16.35%) SQL
14 63 (15.14%) Data Centre
15 58 (13.94%) WebSphere MQ
15 58 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
16 57 (13.70%) Microsoft
16 57 (13.70%) HP
17 56 (13.46%) Solaris
17 56 (13.46%) SAN
18 55 (13.22%) Shell Script
19 53 (12.74%) Tivoli
20 49 (11.78%) XML
21 48 (11.54%) SQL Server
22 42 (10.10%) Red Hat
23 41 (9.86%) Citrix
23 41 (9.86%) Middleware
24 40 (9.62%) Change Management
24 40 (9.62%) WebSphere Application Server
24 40 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 138 (33.17%) WebSphere
2 40 (9.62%) WebSphere Application Server
3 26 (6.25%) Apache
4 12 (2.88%) MS Exchange
5 11 (2.64%) IIS
6 10 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.16%) IBM HTTP Server
7 9 (2.16%) Commerce Server
8 8 (1.92%) JBoss
8 8 (1.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (1.44%) Node.js
9 6 (1.44%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.44%) MQSeries
10 5 (1.20%) SAS
10 5 (1.20%) CICS
11 4 (0.96%) WebLogic Portal
11 4 (0.96%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.96%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.96%) WebSphere Portal
12 3 (0.72%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 22 (5.29%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.61%) MS Office
3 8 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.68%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.44%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.48%) MS Project
7 1 (0.24%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 14 (3.37%) Maximo
2 6 (1.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.96%) Fredhopper
4 3 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.48%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.48%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.24%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.24%) Unica
6 1 (0.24%) Unica Affinium
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.24%) Agresso
6 1 (0.24%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.92%) Google Analytics
2 5 (1.20%) IaaS
3 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.96%) SaaS
3 4 (0.96%) PaaS
3 4 (0.96%) IBM PureFlex
4 2 (0.48%) SoftLayer
4 2 (0.48%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (13.46%) SAN
2 36 (8.65%) HTTP
3 35 (8.41%) TCP/IP
4 28 (6.73%) DNS
5 27 (6.49%) Firewall
6 21 (5.05%) LDAP
7 20 (4.81%) SSL
8 19 (4.57%) DHCP
9 14 (3.37%) FTP
10 10 (2.40%) Internet
11 8 (1.92%) IPsec
12 6 (1.44%) VPN
12 6 (1.44%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (1.20%) WAN
13 5 (1.20%) SMTP
13 5 (1.20%) SSH
13 5 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (0.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (25.24%) DB2
2 48 (11.54%) SQL Server
3 25 (6.01%) Big Data
4 16 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (3.37%) Oracle Database
6 10 (2.40%) MySQL
7 9 (2.16%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (1.92%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.20%) DbVisualizer
9 5 (1.20%) SAP BW
9 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.96%) DataStage
10 4 (0.96%) DTS
10 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.96%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 19 (4.57%) ClearCase
2 13 (3.13%) Subversion
3 11 (2.64%) ClearQuest
4 10 (2.40%) LoadRunner
5 8 (1.92%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.68%) SoapUI
6 7 (1.68%) Selenium
6 7 (1.68%) JUnit
7 6 (1.44%) HP UFT
8 5 (1.20%) Xcode
8 5 (1.20%) TestComplete
9 4 (0.96%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.96%) JIRA
9 4 (0.96%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.72%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.72%) Toad
10 3 (0.72%) Ant
10 3 (0.72%) Maven
General
1 72 (17.31%) Finance
2 29 (6.97%) Retail
3 14 (3.37%) Banking
4 12 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.40%) Marketing
6 8 (1.92%) Back Office
7 7 (1.68%) Billing
8 6 (1.44%) Online Betting
9 5 (1.20%) Military
10 4 (0.96%) Automotive
10 4 (0.96%) Legal
10 4 (0.96%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.48%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.24%) Local Government
12 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 86 (20.67%) Developer
2 70 (16.83%) Analyst
3 62 (14.90%) Architect
4 31 (7.45%) Consultant
5 20 (4.81%) Team Leader
5 20 (4.81%) Infrastructure Architect
6 17 (4.09%) Ab Initio Developer
6 17 (4.09%) Administrator
7 16 (3.85%) Test Analyst
7 16 (3.85%) Development Team Leader
8 15 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (3.37%) Tester
10 13 (3.13%) Senior Developer
10 13 (3.13%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
11 12 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (2.88%) Software Engineer
12 11 (2.64%) Project Manager
12 11 (2.64%) Support Analyst
13 10 (2.40%) Systems Administrator
14 9 (2.16%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (13.94%) WebSphere MQ
2 49 (11.78%) XML
3 41 (9.86%) Middleware
4 39 (9.38%) HTML
5 36 (8.65%) JMS
6 25 (6.01%) SOAP
7 23 (5.53%) CSS
8 19 (4.57%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 16 (3.85%) Ajax
10 15 (3.61%) Web Services
11 14 (3.37%) WSDL
12 12 (2.88%) .NET
13 11 (2.64%) J2EE
14 10 (2.40%) XHTML
15 9 (2.16%) WebCenter
16 8 (1.92%) jQuery
16 8 (1.92%) Worklight
16 8 (1.92%) XSLT
17 7 (1.68%) Spring
17 7 (1.68%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 73 (17.55%) DataPower
2 63 (15.14%) Data Centre
3 58 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (8.41%) Clustering
5 29 (6.97%) AS400
6 26 (6.25%) Management Information System
7 25 (6.01%) iSeries
8 20 (4.81%) Mainframe
9 13 (3.13%) HACMP
10 10 (2.40%) Data Integration
10 10 (2.40%) User Experience
11 9 (2.16%) IBM Mainframe
12 8 (1.92%) Cryptography
13 6 (1.44%) Client/Server
13 6 (1.44%) LPAR
14 5 (1.20%) W3C
15 4 (0.96%) PKI
15 4 (0.96%) Replication
15 4 (0.96%) Reference Data
15 4 (0.96%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 119 (28.61%) Linux
2 116 (27.88%) Windows
3 96 (23.08%) AIX
4 87 (20.91%) UNIX
5 56 (13.46%) Solaris
6 40 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (8.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (5.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (2.64%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.96%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.96%) HPUX
11 4 (0.96%) Android
12 3 (0.72%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.72%) VMS
12 3 (0.72%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (0.72%) CentOS
13 2 (0.48%) SUSE
13 2 (0.48%) NetWare
13 2 (0.48%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (22.12%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (9.62%) Change Management
3 35 (8.41%) E-Commerce
4 32 (7.69%) Migration
5 27 (6.49%) ETL
6 26 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 25 (6.01%) ITIL
8 23 (5.53%) Incident Management
8 23 (5.53%) High Availability
9 20 (4.81%) Configuration Management
10 18 (4.33%) Low Latency
11 17 (4.09%) Project Management
12 16 (3.85%) Open Source
13 15 (3.61%) Analytics
13 15 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (3.37%) Software Engineering
15 13 (3.13%) Unit Testing
15 13 (3.13%) DevOps
16 12 (2.88%) Release Management
16 12 (2.88%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (19.71%) Java
2 68 (16.35%) SQL
3 55 (13.22%) Shell Script
4 31 (7.45%) JavaScript
5 25 (6.01%) Perl
6 21 (5.05%) Korn
7 18 (4.33%) Python
8 15 (3.61%) C
9 9 (2.16%) COBOL
9 9 (2.16%) JCL
10 8 (1.92%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.92%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.92%) C#
11 6 (1.44%) C++
11 6 (1.44%) Jython
12 5 (1.20%) Objective-C
12 5 (1.20%) VB
13 4 (0.96%) VBScript
13 4 (0.96%) REXX
14 3 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 35 (8.41%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.09%) IBM Certification
4 14 (3.37%) Degree
5 10 (2.40%) CISSP
6 8 (1.92%) ISEB
7 5 (1.20%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.72%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.72%) MCAD
9 3 (0.72%) MCSD
9 3 (0.72%) MCDBA
9 3 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.48%) HP AIS
10 2 (0.48%) CCNA
10 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.24%) MCSA
11 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.24%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.40%) QA
2 8 (1.92%) SLA
3 4 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.96%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.72%) COBIT
5 1 (0.24%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 36 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (7.21%) Active Directory
3 23 (5.53%) vSphere
4 16 (3.85%) XenApp
5 14 (3.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 13 (3.13%) VMware ESX
7 11 (2.64%) Oracle Clusterware
8 9 (2.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 9 (2.16%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.92%) NFS
10 7 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.44%) Hyper-V
12 5 (1.20%) Veritas File System
13 4 (0.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 4 (0.96%) Snort
13 4 (0.96%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 4 (0.96%) Time Sharing Option
13 4 (0.96%) GPFS
14 2 (0.48%) PowerHA
14 2 (0.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 53 (12.74%) Tivoli
2 21 (5.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 11 (2.64%) Netcool
4 10 (2.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 9 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.16%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.92%) CA Single Sign-On
6 8 (1.92%) Puppet
7 6 (1.44%) Control-M
7 6 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (1.44%) SCCM
7 6 (1.44%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 5 (1.20%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 5 (1.20%) OpenView
8 5 (1.20%) SCOM
9 3 (0.72%) MAINVIEW
9 3 (0.72%) WSUS
9 3 (0.72%) SnapMirror
9 3 (0.72%) Oracle ZFS
10 2 (0.48%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 80 (19.23%) Oracle
2 71 (17.07%) VMware
3 57 (13.70%) Microsoft
3 57 (13.70%) HP
4 42 (10.10%) Red Hat
5 41 (9.86%) Citrix
6 39 (9.38%) Ab Initio
7 35 (8.41%) Cisco
8 32 (7.69%) EMC
9 25 (6.01%) Symantec
10 21 (5.05%) CA
11 19 (4.57%) NetApp
12 18 (4.33%) SAP
13 16 (3.85%) Adobe
13 16 (3.85%) Sun
13 16 (3.85%) 3PAR
14 15 (3.61%) Veritas
14 15 (3.61%) Cognos
14 15 (3.61%) Remedy
15 14 (3.37%) Dell
Hampshire
Salt
Rate: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Jonathan Garth
Rate: From £400 to £445 per day
Posted: 5 days ago