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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM
England / South West
Rank 94 77 90
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +13
Contract jobs citing IBM 36 68 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.42% 2.32% 1.80%
As % of the Vendors category 3.50% 5.62% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 46 38
Median daily rate £488 £400 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -7.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £471 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £413 £378
% change year-on-year
+0.30% +9.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.75 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% +4.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%

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
1030 1209 1226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.60% 41.33% 40.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 798 738
Median daily rate £365 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 72 91
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +17.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.55 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing IBM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

IBM Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -2 10 £500 +33.33% 2
Somerset +9 9 £400 -
Devon +6 5 £450 +12.50% 2
Gloucestershire -7 5 £448 +7.83% 3
Bristol -9 5 £501 +33.46% 1
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for IBM.

1 29 (32.22%) Oracle
2 26 (28.89%) WebSphere
3 24 (26.67%) Finance
4 23 (25.56%) Security Cleared
5 17 (18.89%) Oracle Database
5 17 (18.89%) Java
6 16 (17.78%) SQL
7 14 (15.56%) Microsoft
7 14 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (14.44%) WebSphere MQ
8 13 (14.44%) Linux
8 13 (14.44%) SC Cleared
9 12 (13.33%) AIX
10 11 (12.22%) Windows
10 11 (12.22%) XML
10 11 (12.22%) Rational DOORS
11 10 (11.11%) MS Office
11 10 (11.11%) C++
11 10 (11.11%) UML
11 10 (11.11%) SOA
11 10 (11.11%) HP
12 9 (10.00%) Scrum
12 9 (10.00%) Sun
12 9 (10.00%) Solaris
12 9 (10.00%) ITIL
12 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
12 9 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (8.89%) Use Case
13 8 (8.89%) C
13 8 (8.89%) JavaScript

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (28.89%) WebSphere
2 7 (7.78%) WebLogic
3 6 (6.67%) GlassFish
4 4 (4.44%) CICS
4 4 (4.44%) Confluence
4 4 (4.44%) IIS
5 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.33%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.22%) Apache
6 2 (2.22%) Mule
6 2 (2.22%) Mule ESB
6 2 (2.22%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.11%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (1.11%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.11%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 10 (11.11%) MS Office
2 7 (7.78%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.44%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Maximo
2 4 (4.44%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 3 (3.33%) Teamcenter
4 2 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (1.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (1.11%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) Kerberos
2 3 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (3.33%) Firewall
2 3 (3.33%) MPLS
2 3 (3.33%) WAN
3 2 (2.22%) HTTP
3 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.22%) VPN
3 2 (2.22%) WebEx
4 1 (1.11%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (1.11%) DNS
4 1 (1.11%) Extranet
4 1 (1.11%) Intranet
4 1 (1.11%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.11%) Network Security
4 1 (1.11%) SAN
4 1 (1.11%) Skype
4 1 (1.11%) SNMP
4 1 (1.11%) SSL
4 1 (1.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.89%) Oracle Database
2 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 5 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (4.44%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (3.33%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 3 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.33%) DB2
5 3 (3.33%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (2.22%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.22%) MySQL
6 2 (2.22%) OLAP
6 2 (2.22%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.11%) Big Data
7 1 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (1.11%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 11 (12.22%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (6.67%) Ant
3 4 (4.44%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.44%) PeopleTools
3 4 (4.44%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (4.44%) Subversion
4 3 (3.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.22%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.22%) JIRA
5 2 (2.22%) JUnit
5 2 (2.22%) Maven
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.11%) ChangeMan
6 1 (1.11%) JMeter
6 1 (1.11%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.11%) Rational Rose
6 1 (1.11%) Selenium
General
1 24 (26.67%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Retail
3 5 (5.56%) Banking
3 5 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.22%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.22%) Automotive
4 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.11%) Military
5 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (14.44%) Architect
2 12 (13.33%) Consultant
3 11 (12.22%) Developer
4 10 (11.11%) Administrator
5 8 (8.89%) Analyst
6 6 (6.67%) Maximo Consultant
7 5 (5.56%) DBA
7 5 (5.56%) Integration Architect
7 5 (5.56%) Requirements Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) Solaris Administrator
8 4 (4.44%) C++ Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Oracle DBA
8 4 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.44%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Lead
9 3 (3.33%) DOORS Administrator
9 3 (3.33%) Environment Analyst
9 3 (3.33%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (3.33%) PeopleSoft Developer
9 3 (3.33%) Principal Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.44%) WebSphere MQ
2 11 (12.22%) XML
3 8 (8.89%) Middleware
4 6 (6.67%) SOAP
5 5 (5.56%) JSON
6 4 (4.44%) J2EE
6 4 (4.44%) XSD
7 3 (3.33%) REST
7 3 (3.33%) Spring
8 2 (2.22%) Hibernate
8 2 (2.22%) HTML
8 2 (2.22%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (2.22%) Java EE
8 2 (2.22%) RAML
8 2 (2.22%) SAP PI
8 2 (2.22%) WSDL
8 2 (2.22%) XSLT
9 1 (1.11%) .NET
9 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.11%) Handlebars
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.56%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.22%) Statistics
5 1 (1.11%) AS400
5 1 (1.11%) ASIC
5 1 (1.11%) Clustering
5 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.11%) iPad
5 1 (1.11%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.11%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.11%) Replication
5 1 (1.11%) RIA
5 1 (1.11%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.44%) Linux
2 12 (13.33%) AIX
3 11 (12.22%) Windows
4 9 (10.00%) Solaris
5 8 (8.89%) Unix
6 7 (7.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.22%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.22%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (11.11%) SOA
2 10 (11.11%) UML
3 9 (10.00%) ITIL
3 9 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (10.00%) Scrum
4 8 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (8.89%) Use Case
5 7 (7.78%) PRINCE2
5 7 (7.78%) Service Delivery
6 6 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 6 (6.67%) Project Management
6 6 (6.67%) Release Management
7 5 (5.56%) Change Management
7 5 (5.56%) Requirements Engineering
7 5 (5.56%) RUP
7 5 (5.56%) User Stories
8 4 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.44%) OO
8 4 (4.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.89%) Java
2 16 (17.78%) SQL
3 10 (11.11%) C++
4 8 (8.89%) C
4 8 (8.89%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.78%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.56%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.44%) Embedded C
7 4 (4.44%) Embedded C++
7 4 (4.44%) PeopleCode
7 4 (4.44%) Perl
7 4 (4.44%) SQR
7 4 (4.44%) VBScript
8 3 (3.33%) JCL
8 3 (3.33%) VBA
9 2 (2.22%) Jython
9 2 (2.22%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.22%) Python
9 2 (2.22%) REXX
9 2 (2.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 23 (25.56%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.44%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.78%) DV Cleared
4 6 (6.67%) ISEB
5 2 (2.22%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (1.11%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) QA
1 3 (3.33%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (4.44%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.22%) Firmware
4 2 (2.22%) ISA Server
4 2 (2.22%) RACF
4 2 (2.22%) XenApp
5 1 (1.11%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.11%) NFS
5 1 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (5.56%) Control-M
1 5 (5.56%) NetBackup
1 5 (5.56%) SCOM
2 4 (4.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 3 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.22%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (2.22%) CA Endevor
4 2 (2.22%) CloudHub
4 2 (2.22%) SCCM
5 1 (1.11%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.11%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.11%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.11%) MOM
5 1 (1.11%) Nagios
5 1 (1.11%) QRadar
5 1 (1.11%) RSA Archer
5 1 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (32.22%) Oracle
2 14 (15.56%) Microsoft
3 10 (11.11%) HP
4 9 (10.00%) Sun
5 7 (7.78%) Cisco
6 6 (6.67%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.56%) Intel Security
8 4 (4.44%) Cognos
8 4 (4.44%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (3.33%) CA
9 3 (3.33%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.33%) Citrix
9 3 (3.33%) IFS
9 3 (3.33%) Remedy
9 3 (3.33%) VMware
9 3 (3.33%) webMethods
10 2 (2.22%) AppSense
10 2 (2.22%) ArcSight
10 2 (2.22%) BMC
10 2 (2.22%) Dell
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