The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 102 67 87
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +20
Contract jobs citing IBM 33 40 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.11% 1.86% 1.52%
As % of the Vendors category 2.63% 4.33% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 21
Average daily rate
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£388 £381 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% +6.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £305 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £24.05 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+29.96% -24.85%
Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1253 923 1262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 42.10% 42.91% 41.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 805 544 674
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 £225 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 65 101
Average hourly rate £20.06 £17.11 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.22% -22.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
IBM
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Wiltshire +9 11 £345 +6.15% 6
Bristol -34 11 £275 -23.87% 4
Gloucestershire -12 4 £388 - 1
Dorset 0 3 £415 -7.77% 1
Somerset - 1 £350 - 7
Devon - - - -
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IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 20 (31.25%) Finance
2 13 (20.31%) Windows
3 11 (17.19%) Software Engineering
4 10 (15.63%) HP
5 9 (14.06%) PRINCE2
6 8 (12.50%) Mainframe
6 8 (12.50%) Firewall
6 8 (12.50%) Logistics
6 8 (12.50%) Supply Chain Management
6 8 (12.50%) VMware
6 8 (12.50%) Degree
6 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 7 (10.94%) Test Scripting
7 7 (10.94%) Rational DOORS
7 7 (10.94%) Asset Management
7 7 (10.94%) Supplier Management
7 7 (10.94%) Business Analysis
7 7 (10.94%) WebSphere
7 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (10.94%) Project Management
7 7 (10.94%) UNIX
7 7 (10.94%) UML
7 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
8 6 (9.38%) Cisco
8 6 (9.38%) Linux
8 6 (9.38%) SAP
8 6 (9.38%) Maximo
8 6 (9.38%) IBM Mainframe
8 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (7.81%) Time Management

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 7 (10.94%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.25%) WebSphere Portal
2 4 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.13%) IIS
4 1 (1.56%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.56%) Drupal
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.56%) IBM Connections
4 1 (1.56%) Lync
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.56%) FileNet
4 1 (1.56%) CMS
4 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.56%) TeamSite
4 1 (1.56%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.13%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Maximo
2 3 (4.69%) BASE24
3 2 (3.13%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (1.56%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.50%) Firewall
2 4 (6.25%) WAN
3 3 (4.69%) ATM
3 3 (4.69%) LAN
3 3 (4.69%) VPN
3 3 (4.69%) SAN
3 3 (4.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (3.13%) DNS
4 2 (3.13%) iSCSI
4 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.13%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.56%) HTTP
5 1 (1.56%) RIP
5 1 (1.56%) ADSL
5 1 (1.56%) VoIP
5 1 (1.56%) Intranet
5 1 (1.56%) Internet
5 1 (1.56%) MPLS
5 1 (1.56%) OSPF
5 1 (1.56%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (3.13%) MS Access
2 2 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.13%) QlikView
2 2 (3.13%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.56%) ActiveReports
3 1 (1.56%) Big Data
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (4.69%) JIRA
2 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (3.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 20 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Banking
2 3 (4.69%) Retail
3 2 (3.13%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.56%) Military
4 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (17.19%) Developer
1 11 (17.19%) Analyst
1 11 (17.19%) Architect
2 9 (14.06%) Project Manager
3 8 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) Administrator
4 6 (9.38%) IT Project Manager
5 5 (7.81%) Business Architect
5 5 (7.81%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.25%) WebSphere Administrator
7 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Report Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Security Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.13%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Environment Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
1 4 (6.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (3.13%) HTML
2 2 (3.13%) .NET
2 2 (3.13%) MDX
3 1 (1.56%) J2EE
3 1 (1.56%) Struts
3 1 (1.56%) Web Services
3 1 (1.56%) XML
3 1 (1.56%) SAML
3 1 (1.56%) OpenID
3 1 (1.56%) REST
3 1 (1.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 6 (9.38%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (4.69%) iSeries
3 3 (4.69%) Tandem
3 3 (4.69%) Visualisation
3 3 (4.69%) EFT
3 3 (4.69%) AS400
4 2 (3.13%) Clustering
4 2 (3.13%) GIS
4 2 (3.13%) EPoS
4 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.56%) Social Network
5 1 (1.56%) LPAR
5 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) NHS
5 1 (1.56%) HACMP
5 1 (1.56%) CESG
5 1 (1.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.31%) Windows
2 7 (10.94%) UNIX
3 6 (9.38%) Linux
4 5 (7.81%) zOS
5 4 (6.25%) AIX
5 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.56%) Solaris
7 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.19%) Software Engineering
2 9 (14.06%) PRINCE2
3 8 (12.50%) Logistics
3 8 (12.50%) Supply Chain Management
4 7 (10.94%) Test Scripting
4 7 (10.94%) UML
4 7 (10.94%) Project Management
4 7 (10.94%) Business Analysis
4 7 (10.94%) Supplier Management
4 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (10.94%) Asset Management
5 5 (7.81%) SysML
5 5 (7.81%) Requirements Management
5 5 (7.81%) Change Management
5 5 (7.81%) Validation
5 5 (7.81%) ITIL
5 5 (7.81%) Time Management
6 4 (6.25%) SOA
6 4 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.25%) SQL
2 3 (4.69%) Java
2 3 (4.69%) VBA
3 2 (3.13%) REXX
3 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.56%) JCL
4 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) Degree
1 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (7.81%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.69%) CISSP
5 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.13%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.56%) MCT
7 1 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.69%) NFS
2 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.56%) RACF
3 1 (1.56%) Samba
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) Tivoli
1 4 (6.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 2 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.56%) nmon
3 1 (1.56%) OpenView
3 1 (1.56%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.56%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.56%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 10 (15.63%) HP
2 8 (12.50%) VMware
3 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
4 6 (9.38%) SAP
4 6 (9.38%) Cisco
5 4 (6.25%) Cognos
6 3 (4.69%) Oracle
6 3 (4.69%) Dell
6 3 (4.69%) Juniper
6 3 (4.69%) Atlassian
7 2 (3.13%) Citrix
7 2 (3.13%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.13%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.56%) EMC
8 1 (1.56%) Sun
8 1 (1.56%) McAfee
8 1 (1.56%) Open Text
8 1 (1.56%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (1.56%) Nokia
8 1 (1.56%) Siemens
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