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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 90 86 64
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -22
Contract jobs citing IBM 208 196 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.22% 2.15% 2.80%
As % of the Vendors category 4.65% 4.53% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 97 120
Average daily rate
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£425 £352 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.73% -17.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £267 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.29% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +115.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £26.20 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £44.00 £56.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £32.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+14.61% +15.04%
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
4473 4331 4217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.77% 47.61% 50.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2448 2166 2078
Average daily rate £388 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 242 348
Average hourly rate £19.25 £16.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.31% -18.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.11 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £39.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.49 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -10.25%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +4 92 £450 +28.57% 11
Hampshire +21 63 £400 +15.94% 3
Buckinghamshire -12 24 £400 - 2
Surrey -20 11 £400 +13.63% 7
West Sussex -14 6 £406 -22.61% 2
Middlesex +2 5 £460 +31.42%
Kent -9 2 £531 +28.78% 2
East Sussex -12 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -25 1 £400 - 1
Home Counties - 1 - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (30.85%) Windows
2 106 (29.20%) Linux
3 104 (28.65%) WebSphere
4 88 (24.24%) UNIX
5 87 (23.97%) AIX
6 73 (20.11%) Java
6 73 (20.11%) SAN
7 71 (19.56%) Oracle
7 71 (19.56%) DB2
8 68 (18.73%) VMware
9 67 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
10 64 (17.63%) Finance
11 63 (17.36%) SQL
11 63 (17.36%) HP
12 54 (14.88%) Shell Script
13 53 (14.60%) Solaris
14 48 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
15 45 (12.40%) Tivoli
16 43 (11.85%) Data Centre
17 42 (11.57%) VMware Infrastructure
18 41 (11.29%) DataPower
18 41 (11.29%) XML
18 41 (11.29%) SQL Server
19 40 (11.02%) Microsoft
20 39 (10.74%) WebSphere MQ
21 35 (9.64%) Red Hat
21 35 (9.64%) Firewall
21 35 (9.64%) EMC
21 35 (9.64%) Clustering
22 34 (9.37%) Perl

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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
1 104 (28.65%) WebSphere
2 28 (7.71%) WebSphere Application Server
3 25 (6.89%) Apache
4 12 (3.31%) IIS
5 11 (3.03%) MS Exchange
5 11 (3.03%) IBM HTTP Server
6 9 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (1.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (1.93%) Commerce Server
8 6 (1.65%) JBoss
8 6 (1.65%) MQSeries
9 5 (1.38%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.10%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.83%) Node.js
12 2 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.55%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.55%) WebSphere Portal
12 2 (0.55%) Eucalyptus
12 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (4.68%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.86%) MS Office
3 6 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.83%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.58%) Maximo
2 5 (1.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.83%) Fredhopper
4 2 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.55%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.55%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.55%) Unica
5 1 (0.28%) Unica Affinium
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.28%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.65%) Google Analytics
2 5 (1.38%) SaaS
3 4 (1.10%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.55%) IaaS
4 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.28%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 73 (20.11%) SAN
2 35 (9.64%) Firewall
3 33 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 27 (7.44%) DNS
5 25 (6.89%) HTTP
6 19 (5.23%) Fibre Channel
7 16 (4.41%) DHCP
8 14 (3.86%) LDAP
8 14 (3.86%) SSL
9 7 (1.93%) FCoE
9 7 (1.93%) iSCSI
9 7 (1.93%) VPN
10 6 (1.65%) Internet
10 6 (1.65%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (1.65%) IPsec
11 5 (1.38%) LAN
11 5 (1.38%) FTP
11 5 (1.38%) WAN
12 4 (1.10%) Network Security
12 4 (1.10%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (19.56%) DB2
2 41 (11.29%) SQL Server
3 18 (4.96%) Big Data
4 16 (4.41%) Relational Database
5 14 (3.86%) Oracle Database
5 14 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (3.31%) MySQL
7 9 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (2.20%) SAP BW
9 7 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.65%) Cognos Report Studio
10 6 (1.65%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 5 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.38%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.38%) SAP Data Services
11 5 (1.38%) SAP HANA
11 5 (1.38%) DbVisualizer
11 5 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.38%) DTS
Development Applications
1 11 (3.03%) ClearCase
2 10 (2.75%) LoadRunner
2 10 (2.75%) Subversion
3 9 (2.48%) Introscope
4 8 (2.20%) JUnit
5 7 (1.93%) ClearQuest
6 6 (1.65%) HP UFT
7 5 (1.38%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.38%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.38%) Git (software)
7 5 (1.38%) SoapUI
7 5 (1.38%) Maven
7 5 (1.38%) Selenium
7 5 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.10%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.10%) TestComplete
8 4 (1.10%) JIRA
8 4 (1.10%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.83%) Ant
General
1 64 (17.63%) Finance
2 22 (6.06%) Retail
3 17 (4.68%) Banking
4 12 (3.31%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.65%) Back Office
6 5 (1.38%) Spanish Language
6 5 (1.38%) Online Betting
7 4 (1.10%) Military
7 4 (1.10%) Legal
7 4 (1.10%) Marketing
8 3 (0.83%) Automotive
8 3 (0.83%) Billing
9 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
10 1 (0.28%) Games
10 1 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (17.91%) Developer
2 61 (16.80%) Analyst
2 61 (16.80%) Architect
3 31 (8.54%) Consultant
4 21 (5.79%) Administrator
5 18 (4.96%) Solutions Architect
6 17 (4.68%) Technical Architect
7 14 (3.86%) Test Analyst
7 14 (3.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (3.58%) Systems Administrator
8 13 (3.58%) Software Engineer
8 13 (3.58%) Support Analyst
9 11 (3.03%) Team Leader
10 10 (2.75%) Tester
11 9 (2.48%) Project Manager
11 9 (2.48%) Data Architect
11 9 (2.48%) Java Developer
11 9 (2.48%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (2.48%) Storage Engineer
12 8 (2.20%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (11.29%) XML
2 39 (10.74%) WebSphere MQ
3 31 (8.54%) HTML
4 24 (6.61%) Middleware
4 24 (6.61%) JMS
5 22 (6.06%) SOAP
6 16 (4.41%) CSS
6 16 (4.41%) J2EE
7 14 (3.86%) .NET
8 13 (3.58%) WSDL
9 11 (3.03%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 10 (2.75%) Worklight
10 10 (2.75%) Ajax
11 9 (2.48%) Spring
11 9 (2.48%) Web Services
12 8 (2.20%) Hibernate
13 7 (1.93%) XHTML
13 7 (1.93%) ASP.NET
13 7 (1.93%) jQuery
13 7 (1.93%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (11.85%) Data Centre
3 41 (11.29%) DataPower
4 35 (9.64%) Clustering
5 31 (8.54%) Mainframe
6 23 (6.34%) IBM Mainframe
7 20 (5.51%) Management Information System
8 16 (4.41%) HACMP
9 15 (4.13%) AS400
10 11 (3.03%) iSeries
11 8 (2.20%) Replication
12 7 (1.93%) HP Storage
13 6 (1.65%) EMC VNX
14 5 (1.38%) EMC VMAX
14 5 (1.38%) Data Integration
14 5 (1.38%) EMC Centera
14 5 (1.38%) LPAR
15 4 (1.10%) Symmetrix DMX
15 4 (1.10%) CLARiiON
15 4 (1.10%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 112 (30.85%) Windows
2 106 (29.20%) Linux
3 88 (24.24%) UNIX
4 87 (23.97%) AIX
5 53 (14.60%) Solaris
6 31 (8.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (5.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (3.86%) HPUX
10 10 (2.75%) Windows 7
10 10 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (2.20%) NetWare
12 4 (1.10%) SUSE
12 4 (1.10%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.10%) Windows NT
12 4 (1.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.83%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.83%) Android
13 3 (0.83%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.83%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (8.82%) Migration
3 29 (7.99%) Performance Tuning
4 27 (7.44%) ITIL
5 25 (6.89%) E-Commerce
5 25 (6.89%) Change Management
6 24 (6.61%) High Availability
7 23 (6.34%) ETL
8 21 (5.79%) CRM
9 19 (5.23%) Configuration Management
10 18 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (4.96%) Software Engineering
10 18 (4.96%) Root Cause Analysis
10 18 (4.96%) Analytics
11 17 (4.68%) Low Latency
12 15 (4.13%) Project Management
12 15 (4.13%) OO
13 14 (3.86%) System Testing
14 13 (3.58%) Data Migration
14 13 (3.58%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 73 (20.11%) Java
2 63 (17.36%) SQL
3 54 (14.88%) Shell Script
4 34 (9.37%) Perl
5 29 (7.99%) Korn
6 24 (6.61%) JavaScript
7 18 (4.96%) Python
8 15 (4.13%) Bash Shell
9 14 (3.86%) C
10 13 (3.58%) C++
10 13 (3.58%) JCL
11 9 (2.48%) Jython
11 9 (2.48%) C#
12 7 (1.93%) ABAP
13 6 (1.65%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.38%) COBOL
14 5 (1.38%) VBScript
14 5 (1.38%) VB
15 4 (1.10%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.10%) REXX
Qualifications
1 20 (5.51%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.96%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.68%) Degree
4 12 (3.31%) IBM Certification
5 9 (2.48%) ISEB
5 9 (2.48%) CISSP
6 5 (1.38%) Sun Certification
7 4 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.10%) MCAD
7 4 (1.10%) MCSD
7 4 (1.10%) MCDBA
7 4 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.83%) A+ Certification
8 3 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.55%) SCSA
10 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.28%) ACCA
10 1 (0.28%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.31%) SLA
2 7 (1.93%) QA
3 4 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.83%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.55%) COBIT
System Software
1 42 (11.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (7.16%) Active Directory
3 19 (5.23%) vSphere
4 15 (4.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 14 (3.86%) XenApp
6 12 (3.31%) VMware ESX
6 12 (3.31%) Oracle Clusterware
7 11 (3.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 10 (2.75%) GPFS
9 8 (2.20%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.93%) Veritas File System
10 7 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.38%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 5 (1.38%) NFS
11 5 (1.38%) XenServer
12 4 (1.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (0.55%) PowerHA
14 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
14 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 45 (12.40%) Tivoli
2 22 (6.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 9 (2.48%) OpenView
3 9 (2.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 8 (2.20%) Puppet
4 8 (2.20%) Control-M
5 7 (1.93%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.93%) Netcool
5 7 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.38%) EMC VPLEX
6 5 (1.38%) CA Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.38%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (1.10%) SCCM
7 4 (1.10%) CA Wily
8 3 (0.83%) vMotion
8 3 (0.83%) SCOM
8 3 (0.83%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 3 (0.83%) MAINVIEW
8 3 (0.83%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 2 (0.55%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 71 (19.56%) Oracle
2 68 (18.73%) VMware
3 63 (17.36%) HP
4 40 (11.02%) Microsoft
5 35 (9.64%) EMC
5 35 (9.64%) Red Hat
6 29 (7.99%) Veritas
7 26 (7.16%) Citrix
8 25 (6.89%) Symantec
9 21 (5.79%) NetApp
10 20 (5.51%) Dell
10 20 (5.51%) SAP
10 20 (5.51%) 3PAR
11 18 (4.96%) Ab Initio
11 18 (4.96%) Sun
12 16 (4.41%) Cisco
13 15 (4.13%) Cognos
13 15 (4.13%) Remedy
14 13 (3.58%) Brocade
15 12 (3.31%) CA
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