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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 106 99 89
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Contract jobs citing IBM 165 165 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.67% 1.79% 2.17%
As % of the Vendors category 3.62% 3.80% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 74 106
Average daily rate
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£433 £388 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.61% -5.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 1
Average hourly rate £27.25 £25.50 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.86% -64.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £25.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+23.52% -7.27%
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
4563 4346 4101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 46.07% 47.18% 49.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2447 2189 2021
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £190 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 256 321
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -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 6 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 6 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 6 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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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 0 63 £450 +28.57% 16
Hampshire -5 45 £433 +15.33% 7
Buckinghamshire -7 29 £463 -3.89% 2
Surrey -8 13 £381 -10.29% 7
West Sussex -17 5 £413 -21.42% 4
Kent -2 3 £488 +2.63% 1
Middlesex - 3 £288 -
East Sussex -9 2 £475 -
Oxfordshire -23 1 £375 -6.25% 2
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 116 (34.12%) Linux
2 110 (32.35%) Windows
3 90 (26.47%) WebSphere
4 78 (22.94%) AIX
5 75 (22.06%) SAN
6 72 (21.18%) UNIX
7 71 (20.88%) VMware
8 66 (19.41%) HP
9 61 (17.94%) SQL
9 61 (17.94%) Oracle
10 58 (17.06%) Java
11 56 (16.47%) Tivoli
12 55 (16.18%) Finance
13 54 (15.88%) Microsoft
14 53 (15.59%) Red Hat
15 44 (12.94%) Shell Script
16 43 (12.65%) DB2
16 43 (12.65%) VMware Infrastructure
16 43 (12.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 42 (12.35%) Solaris
18 41 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
19 40 (11.76%) Firewall
20 38 (11.18%) TCP/IP
20 38 (11.18%) Security Cleared
21 35 (10.29%) EMC
21 35 (10.29%) XML
21 35 (10.29%) WebSphere MQ
22 33 (9.71%) DNS
22 33 (9.71%) Migration
23 32 (9.41%) Apache

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 90 (26.47%) WebSphere
2 32 (9.41%) Apache
3 26 (7.65%) WebSphere Application Server
4 20 (5.88%) IIS
5 16 (4.71%) IBM HTTP Server
6 9 (2.65%) JBoss
6 9 (2.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (2.06%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.76%) Commerce Server
9 5 (1.47%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.47%) SAS
9 5 (1.47%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.88%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.88%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.59%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.59%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (5.59%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.12%) MS Office
3 6 (1.76%) SPSS
4 2 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.59%) MS Project
5 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.29%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (2.94%) Maximo
2 6 (1.76%) Unica
3 5 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.88%) Fredhopper
5 2 (0.59%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.59%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.65%) SaaS
2 7 (2.06%) OpenShift
3 4 (1.18%) Google Analytics
3 4 (1.18%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 75 (22.06%) SAN
2 40 (11.76%) Firewall
3 38 (11.18%) TCP/IP
4 33 (9.71%) DNS
5 31 (9.12%) HTTP
6 21 (6.18%) Fibre Channel
7 18 (5.29%) LDAP
8 14 (4.12%) SSL
9 12 (3.53%) DHCP
9 12 (3.53%) VPN
10 10 (2.94%) Internet
11 9 (2.65%) LAN
11 9 (2.65%) WAN
12 8 (2.35%) FTP
12 8 (2.35%) IPsec
12 8 (2.35%) FCoE
13 7 (2.06%) iSCSI
14 6 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (1.76%) Kerberos
14 6 (1.76%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (12.65%) DB2
2 28 (8.24%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.82%) Oracle Database
3 13 (3.82%) Big Data
4 12 (3.53%) Relational Database
4 12 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.94%) MySQL
6 8 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (2.06%) SAP BW
8 6 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.47%) SAP Data Services
9 5 (1.47%) SAP HANA
9 5 (1.47%) Cognos Report Studio
9 5 (1.47%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 5 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.18%) DTS
10 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.88%) SQLPlus
11 3 (0.88%) DataStage
11 3 (0.88%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 12 (3.53%) Introscope
2 8 (2.35%) ClearCase
2 8 (2.35%) Subversion
3 6 (1.76%) Maven
3 6 (1.76%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.76%) LoadRunner
4 5 (1.47%) ClearQuest
4 5 (1.47%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.18%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (1.18%) JIRA
5 4 (1.18%) Selenium
5 4 (1.18%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.88%) Ant
6 3 (0.88%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.88%) TestComplete
6 3 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.88%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.59%) Gerrit
General
1 55 (16.18%) Finance
2 19 (5.59%) Telecoms
3 18 (5.29%) Retail
4 12 (3.53%) Banking
5 10 (2.94%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.47%) Back Office
7 4 (1.18%) Online Betting
8 3 (0.88%) Marketing
8 3 (0.88%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.88%) Automotive
8 3 (0.88%) Military
9 2 (0.59%) Legal
9 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.59%) Billing
10 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (17.65%) Architect
1 60 (17.65%) Analyst
2 42 (12.35%) Developer
3 30 (8.82%) Consultant
4 25 (7.35%) Administrator
5 20 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
7 14 (4.12%) Technical Architect
8 13 (3.82%) Systems Administrator
9 12 (3.53%) Test Analyst
9 12 (3.53%) Enterprise Architect
10 10 (2.94%) Support Analyst
11 9 (2.65%) Software Engineer
11 9 (2.65%) Security Engineer
11 9 (2.65%) Storage Engineer
12 8 (2.35%) Project Manager
12 8 (2.35%) Data Architect
12 8 (2.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 7 (2.06%) Data Analyst
13 7 (2.06%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.29%) XML
1 35 (10.29%) WebSphere MQ
2 23 (6.76%) Middleware
2 23 (6.76%) SOAP
3 21 (6.18%) HTML
4 15 (4.41%) JMS
5 13 (3.82%) WSDL
6 12 (3.53%) J2EE
6 12 (3.53%) Worklight
7 11 (3.24%) .NET
7 11 (3.24%) CSS
8 9 (2.65%) Web Services
8 9 (2.65%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 7 (2.06%) JSON
10 6 (1.76%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.76%) Spring
10 6 (1.76%) Ajax
11 5 (1.47%) Hibernate
11 5 (1.47%) JDBC
11 5 (1.47%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (7.65%) Clustering
3 22 (6.47%) Mainframe
4 21 (6.18%) IBM Mainframe
5 19 (5.59%) DataPower
6 16 (4.71%) iSeries
7 14 (4.12%) HACMP
8 13 (3.82%) AS400
9 8 (2.35%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.35%) e-Health
10 6 (1.76%) Replication
11 5 (1.47%) EMC Centera
12 4 (1.18%) CLARiiON
12 4 (1.18%) Symmetrix
12 4 (1.18%) Device Driver
12 4 (1.18%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.18%) Mathematics
12 4 (1.18%) Symmetrix DMX
12 4 (1.18%) Open Source
13 3 (0.88%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 116 (34.12%) Linux
2 110 (32.35%) Windows
3 78 (22.94%) AIX
4 72 (21.18%) UNIX
5 43 (12.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (12.35%) Solaris
7 21 (6.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (4.12%) HPUX
10 11 (3.24%) Windows 7
11 9 (2.65%) SUSE
12 8 (2.35%) NetWare
12 8 (2.35%) Oracle Linux
13 7 (2.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 7 (2.06%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.18%) Windows 2000
14 4 (1.18%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.88%) OS/400
15 3 (0.88%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (9.71%) Migration
3 32 (9.41%) ITIL
4 29 (8.53%) Performance Tuning
5 24 (7.06%) CRM
6 20 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 19 (5.59%) Change Management
8 18 (5.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (5.29%) E-Commerce
8 18 (5.29%) High Availability
9 17 (5.00%) Project Management
10 15 (4.41%) Incident Management
11 14 (4.12%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (4.12%) Analytics
12 13 (3.82%) Low Latency
12 13 (3.82%) Configuration Management
12 13 (3.82%) Software Engineering
12 13 (3.82%) Data Modelling
13 12 (3.53%) OO
13 12 (3.53%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 61 (17.94%) SQL
2 58 (17.06%) Java
3 44 (12.94%) Shell Script
4 32 (9.41%) Perl
5 31 (9.12%) Korn
6 19 (5.59%) JavaScript
6 19 (5.59%) C
6 19 (5.59%) Python
7 15 (4.41%) Bash Shell
8 11 (3.24%) Jython
8 11 (3.24%) C++
9 9 (2.65%) COBOL
9 9 (2.65%) C#
9 9 (2.65%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.76%) JCL
10 6 (1.76%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.76%) ABAP
11 4 (1.18%) VBScript
11 4 (1.18%) VB
11 4 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (11.18%) Security Cleared
2 31 (9.12%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.00%) Degree
4 11 (3.24%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.94%) ISEB
6 9 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (2.35%) IBM Certification
8 7 (2.06%) Sun Certification
8 7 (2.06%) CISSP
9 5 (1.47%) MCSE
10 4 (1.18%) MCDBA
10 4 (1.18%) MCAD
10 4 (1.18%) MCSD
10 4 (1.18%) A+ Certification
10 4 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.18%) SCSA
11 2 (0.59%) ACCA
11 2 (0.59%) CIMA
11 2 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.47%) SLA
1 5 (1.47%) QA
2 4 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 43 (12.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (7.06%) Active Directory
3 17 (5.00%) vSphere
4 13 (3.82%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 12 (3.53%) GPFS
6 10 (2.94%) Oracle Clusterware
7 8 (2.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 7 (2.06%) VMware ESX
9 6 (1.76%) PowerHA
10 5 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.47%) Veritas File System
10 5 (1.47%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 5 (1.47%) XenServer
11 4 (1.18%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.18%) XenApp
11 4 (1.18%) Firmware
11 4 (1.18%) FreeRADIUS
12 3 (0.88%) OCFS2
12 3 (0.88%) NFS
12 3 (0.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 56 (16.47%) Tivoli
2 23 (6.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 12 (3.53%) Red Hat Satellite
4 7 (2.06%) OpenView
5 6 (1.76%) HP Data Protector
6 5 (1.47%) Control-M
6 5 (1.47%) CA Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.47%) CA Spectrum
7 4 (1.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (1.18%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 4 (1.18%) Puppet
7 4 (1.18%) CA Wily
7 4 (1.18%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.88%) Tivoli NetView
8 3 (0.88%) HP SIM
8 3 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.88%) vMotion
9 2 (0.59%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.59%) yum
Vendors
1 71 (20.88%) VMware
2 66 (19.41%) HP
3 61 (17.94%) Oracle
4 54 (15.88%) Microsoft
5 53 (15.59%) Red Hat
6 35 (10.29%) EMC
7 30 (8.82%) NetApp
8 24 (7.06%) Veritas
9 22 (6.47%) CA
10 21 (6.18%) Dell
11 20 (5.88%) Sun
12 17 (5.00%) Cisco
13 15 (4.41%) Citrix
13 15 (4.41%) SAP
13 15 (4.41%) Cognos
13 15 (4.41%) Remedy
13 15 (4.41%) 3PAR
14 13 (3.82%) Symantec
15 12 (3.53%) Hitachi
16 11 (3.24%) Brocade
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