The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 88 58 87
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +29
Contract jobs citing IBM 55 51 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.70% 2.30% 1.43%
As % of the Vendors category 4.13% 5.58% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 39 19
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£415 £388 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +23.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £300 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £19.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+77.21% -36.29%
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 West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1331 914 1240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.25% 41.30% 39.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 547 654
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £494 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 69 97
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.60 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the South West region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in the South West

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the South West region.

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

IBM
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
Devon -6 14 £415 +5.06% 3
Wiltshire -10 12 £440 +46.66% 3
Bristol -26 12 £369 +2.14% 4
Gloucestershire - 10 £396 - 1
Dorset -11 4 £415 -7.77% 2
Somerset - - - - 6
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 26 (31.33%) Finance
2 18 (21.69%) Windows
3 17 (20.48%) Security Cleared
4 16 (19.28%) SQL
4 16 (19.28%) Software Engineering
5 15 (18.07%) Java
6 14 (16.87%) SAP
6 14 (16.87%) Linux
6 14 (16.87%) UNIX
6 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
7 13 (15.66%) HP
7 13 (15.66%) WebSphere
7 13 (15.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (13.25%) ITIL
8 11 (13.25%) SC Cleared
9 10 (12.05%) UML
9 10 (12.05%) Project Management
9 10 (12.05%) Mainframe
9 10 (12.05%) VMware
9 10 (12.05%) TOGAF
10 9 (10.84%) PRINCE2
10 9 (10.84%) Test Scripting
10 9 (10.84%) Rational DOORS
11 8 (9.64%) IBM Mainframe
11 8 (9.64%) XML
11 8 (9.64%) Struts
11 8 (9.64%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (9.64%) JavaScript
11 8 (9.64%) HTML
11 8 (9.64%) Cisco

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 13 (15.66%) WebSphere
2 8 (9.64%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (8.43%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.41%) IIS
5 2 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.20%) Drupal
6 1 (1.20%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (1.20%) FileNet
6 1 (1.20%) CMS
6 1 (1.20%) CICS
6 1 (1.20%) TeamSite
6 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.20%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.20%) IBM Connections
6 1 (1.20%) Lync
6 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Maximo
2 5 (6.02%) BASE24
3 2 (2.41%) SAP GRC
3 2 (2.41%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (1.20%) Misys Midas
4 1 (1.20%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.43%) Firewall
2 5 (6.02%) ATM
3 4 (4.82%) WAN
4 3 (3.61%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (3.61%) SAN
4 3 (3.61%) VPN
4 3 (3.61%) LAN
5 2 (2.41%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.41%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.41%) HTTP
5 2 (2.41%) DNS
5 2 (2.41%) Internet
6 1 (1.20%) VPLS
6 1 (1.20%) IPsec
6 1 (1.20%) VRRP
6 1 (1.20%) BGP
6 1 (1.20%) MPLS
6 1 (1.20%) OSPF
6 1 (1.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) RDBMS
1 7 (8.43%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.23%) DB2
3 2 (2.41%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.20%) QlikView
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.20%) MySQL
4 1 (1.20%) MS Access
4 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.20%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (4.82%) StarTeam
3 3 (3.61%) JIRA
3 3 (3.61%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (3.61%) LoadRunner
3 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.20%) ERwin
4 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.20%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 26 (31.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Banking
3 4 (4.82%) Retail
4 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.41%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (22.89%) Developer
2 16 (19.28%) Analyst
3 12 (14.46%) Architect
4 9 (10.84%) Project Manager
4 9 (10.84%) Software Engineer
5 8 (9.64%) Java Developer
6 6 (7.23%) Technical Architect
6 6 (7.23%) IT Project Manager
7 4 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.82%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Applications Support
7 4 (4.82%) Security Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Test Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) SAP Analyst
9 2 (2.41%) TM1 Developer
9 2 (2.41%) Tivoli Monitoring Specialist
9 2 (2.41%) Monitoring Specialist
9 2 (2.41%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.41%) Tivoli Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) XML
1 8 (9.64%) Struts
1 8 (9.64%) HTML
2 7 (8.43%) Hibernate
2 7 (8.43%) Spring
2 7 (8.43%) Ajax
2 7 (8.43%) Spring Security
2 7 (8.43%) SAML
2 7 (8.43%) CSS
2 7 (8.43%) JDBC
2 7 (8.43%) JSP
3 4 (4.82%) Web Services
4 3 (3.61%) J2EE
5 2 (2.41%) Spring Batch
5 2 (2.41%) REST
5 2 (2.41%) Spring Web Flow
6 1 (1.20%) MDX
6 1 (1.20%) Middleware
6 1 (1.20%) WSDL
6 1 (1.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Mainframe
2 8 (9.64%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (6.02%) Tandem
3 5 (6.02%) EFT
3 5 (6.02%) iSeries
4 4 (4.82%) Open Source
4 4 (4.82%) AS400
5 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.41%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.41%) EPoS
6 2 (2.41%) Clustering
6 2 (2.41%) GIS
6 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.20%) Social Network
7 1 (1.20%) CESG
7 1 (1.20%) Replication
7 1 (1.20%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.20%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.20%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.20%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.69%) Windows
2 14 (16.87%) Linux
2 14 (16.87%) UNIX
3 5 (6.02%) zOS
4 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.61%) AIX
6 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.28%) Software Engineering
2 13 (15.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (13.25%) ITIL
4 10 (12.05%) UML
4 10 (12.05%) Project Management
4 10 (12.05%) TOGAF
5 9 (10.84%) PRINCE2
5 9 (10.84%) Test Scripting
6 7 (8.43%) Requirements Management
6 7 (8.43%) SysML
7 6 (7.23%) SOA
7 6 (7.23%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (7.23%) Change Management
7 6 (7.23%) Service Management
7 6 (7.23%) Validation
7 6 (7.23%) Asset Management
8 5 (6.02%) Data Modelling
8 5 (6.02%) Process Improvement
9 4 (4.82%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.82%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.28%) SQL
2 15 (18.07%) Java
3 8 (9.64%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.82%) C#
4 4 (4.82%) Delphi
4 4 (4.82%) Perl
5 3 (3.61%) VB
6 2 (2.41%) VBA
6 2 (2.41%) C
7 1 (1.20%) JCL
7 1 (1.20%) REXX
7 1 (1.20%) RPG
7 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.20%) Python
7 1 (1.20%) RPG/400
7 1 (1.20%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 17 (20.48%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.25%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (6.02%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.82%) Degree
6 3 (3.61%) CISSP
6 3 (3.61%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.41%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.20%) RHCE
8 1 (1.20%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) SLA
2 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (8.43%) Shibboleth
2 4 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.61%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.61%) NFS
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.20%) Samba
4 1 (1.20%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (8.43%) Tivoli
2 6 (7.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 3 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.20%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.20%) OpenView
4 1 (1.20%) nmon
Vendors
1 14 (16.87%) SAP
1 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.66%) HP
3 10 (12.05%) VMware
4 8 (9.64%) Cisco
5 7 (8.43%) Oracle
6 5 (6.02%) Sun
7 4 (4.82%) Citrix
7 4 (4.82%) Remedy
8 3 (3.61%) Atlassian
8 3 (3.61%) Juniper
8 3 (3.61%) Dell
8 3 (3.61%) EMC
8 3 (3.61%) Cognos
9 2 (2.41%) Unisys
9 2 (2.41%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.20%) Google
10 1 (1.20%) Brocade
10 1 (1.20%) WatchGuard
10 1 (1.20%) IronPort
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