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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 88 113 80
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -33
Contract jobs citing IBM 42 30 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.36% 0.94% 1.78%
As % of the Vendors category 3.40% 2.19% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 22
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£455 £450 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £285 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £27.49
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -27.24%
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
1235 1369 1005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.93% 42.96% 43.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 828 579
Average daily rate £363 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £202 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 80 56
Average hourly rate £20.19 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.56% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.47 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £37.50 £41.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 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
Wiltshire +17 13 £550 +91.30% 6
Bristol -1 11 £360 -20.00% 1
Dorset +8 8 £520 +14.28%
Gloucestershire -10 5 £403 -19.50% 5
Somerset - 2 £388 - 1
Devon -1 1 £225 -21.05% 3
Cornwall - 1 £300 - 1
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 40 (38.83%) WebSphere
2 34 (33.01%) Finance
3 21 (20.39%) WebSphere MQ
4 18 (17.48%) WebSphere Application Server
4 18 (17.48%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 16 (15.53%) Oracle
5 16 (15.53%) ITIL
5 16 (15.53%) Cisco
6 15 (14.56%) SOA
6 15 (14.56%) Firewall
7 14 (13.59%) Middleware
8 13 (12.62%) UNIX
8 13 (12.62%) Windows
9 12 (11.65%) Java
9 12 (11.65%) Microsoft
9 12 (11.65%) CheckPoint
10 11 (10.68%) Tivoli
10 11 (10.68%) SAP
10 11 (10.68%) Security Cleared
11 10 (9.71%) Configuration Management
11 10 (9.71%) Nokia
11 10 (9.71%) VMware
12 9 (8.74%) Migration
12 9 (8.74%) HP
12 9 (8.74%) Project Management
12 9 (8.74%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 9 (8.74%) E-Commerce
12 9 (8.74%) IBM Notes
13 8 (7.77%) Solaris
13 8 (7.77%) VPN

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 40 (38.83%) WebSphere
2 18 (17.48%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (8.74%) IBM Notes
4 8 (7.77%) WebSphere Portal
5 5 (4.85%) Lotus Domino
5 5 (4.85%) Commerce Server
6 4 (3.88%) WebLogic
6 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.88%) MS Exchange
7 3 (2.91%) SAS
7 3 (2.91%) IIS
7 3 (2.91%) MQSeries
7 3 (2.91%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.97%) Lync
9 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) FastStats
2 1 (0.97%) MS Office
2 1 (0.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.97%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (5.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.94%) Unica
3 1 (0.97%) Unica Affinium
3 1 (0.97%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.97%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.97%) Summit
3 1 (0.97%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) SaaS
1 2 (1.94%) PaaS
1 2 (1.94%) SmartFocus
1 2 (1.94%) CheetahMail
1 2 (1.94%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.56%) Firewall
2 8 (7.77%) VPN
2 8 (7.77%) IP Telephony
2 8 (7.77%) MPLS
3 7 (6.80%) OSPF
3 7 (6.80%) BGP
3 7 (6.80%) Wireless
3 7 (6.80%) Cisco IPT
3 7 (6.80%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (6.80%) Unified Communications
3 7 (6.80%) FWSM
3 7 (6.80%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (6.80%) Spanning Tree
4 6 (5.83%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (3.88%) SSL
5 4 (3.88%) WAN
6 3 (2.91%) Ethernet
6 3 (2.91%) SAN
6 3 (2.91%) LAN
6 3 (2.91%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.77%) SQL Server
1 8 (7.77%) DB2
2 5 (4.85%) NoSQL
2 5 (4.85%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.85%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.94%) OLTP
5 2 (1.94%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.94%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.94%) Cognos Report Studio
5 2 (1.94%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.97%) Cognos Query Studio
6 1 (0.97%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.97%) Essbase
6 1 (0.97%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.91%) ERwin
1 3 (2.91%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (1.94%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.94%) Ant
3 1 (0.97%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.97%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.97%) Lombardi
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.97%) MSBuild
General
1 34 (33.01%) Finance
2 8 (7.77%) Retail
2 8 (7.77%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.80%) Banking
3 7 (6.80%) Marketing
4 6 (5.83%) Electronics
4 6 (5.83%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.94%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.97%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.97%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (22.33%) Administrator
2 21 (20.39%) Architect
2 21 (20.39%) Analyst
3 10 (9.71%) WebSphere Administrator
4 9 (8.74%) Senior Analyst
4 9 (8.74%) Developer
5 8 (7.77%) Consultant
5 8 (7.77%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (6.80%) Business Analyst
6 7 (6.80%) Network Analyst
6 7 (6.80%) UNIX Administrator
6 7 (6.80%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 7 (6.80%) Lotus Notes Administrator
7 6 (5.83%) Senior Network Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) Data Architect
8 5 (4.85%) Enterprise Architect
9 4 (3.88%) Domino Administrator
9 4 (3.88%) Domino Consultant
9 4 (3.88%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.39%) WebSphere MQ
2 18 (17.48%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 14 (13.59%) Middleware
4 6 (5.83%) Web Services
5 5 (4.85%) .NET
5 5 (4.85%) J2EE
6 4 (3.88%) XML
6 4 (3.88%) XSD
6 4 (3.88%) SOAP
6 4 (3.88%) REST
7 3 (2.91%) WSDL
7 3 (2.91%) Java EE
7 3 (2.91%) JSON
8 2 (1.94%) HTML
8 2 (1.94%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.94%) jQuery
8 2 (1.94%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.94%) MSMQ
8 2 (1.94%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.97%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) Mainframe
2 6 (5.83%) DTV
3 4 (3.88%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.88%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (3.88%) DataPower
4 3 (2.91%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.91%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (2.91%) Freedom of Information Act
4 3 (2.91%) IBM XIV
5 2 (1.94%) AS400
5 2 (1.94%) Clustering
5 2 (1.94%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.94%) iSeries
5 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.94%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.97%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.97%) FMCG
6 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.97%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.62%) UNIX
1 13 (12.62%) Windows
2 8 (7.77%) Solaris
3 5 (4.85%) Linux
3 5 (4.85%) zOS
3 5 (4.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.94%) AIX
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.53%) ITIL
2 15 (14.56%) SOA
3 10 (9.71%) Configuration Management
4 9 (8.74%) Project Management
4 9 (8.74%) E-Commerce
4 9 (8.74%) Migration
5 8 (7.77%) Technical Architecture
5 8 (7.77%) Data Modelling
5 8 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (6.80%) Network Load Balancing
6 7 (6.80%) TOGAF
6 7 (6.80%) Network Management
7 6 (5.83%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (5.83%) Change Management
7 6 (5.83%) Risk Management
7 6 (5.83%) Programme Management
8 5 (4.85%) UML
8 5 (4.85%) Data Architecture
8 5 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (3.88%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.65%) Java
2 5 (4.85%) SQL
3 4 (3.88%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.88%) Jython
3 4 (3.88%) Korn
4 3 (2.91%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.91%) C#
4 3 (2.91%) VBScript
4 3 (2.91%) VB
5 2 (1.94%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.94%) RPG
6 1 (0.97%) C
6 1 (0.97%) LotusScript
6 1 (0.97%) JCL
6 1 (0.97%) COBOL
6 1 (0.97%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (10.68%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.83%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (4.85%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.91%) CISSP
4 3 (2.91%) Degree
5 1 (0.97%) ISEB
5 1 (0.97%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) QA
1 3 (2.91%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.91%) Solvency II
1 3 (2.91%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.94%) COREP
2 2 (1.94%) FINREP
2 2 (1.94%) COBIT
3 1 (0.97%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.97%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 7 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.85%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.91%) XenApp
4 2 (1.94%) XenServer
4 2 (1.94%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.94%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.97%) vSphere
5 1 (0.97%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.97%) Firmware
5 1 (0.97%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (10.68%) Tivoli
2 9 (8.74%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 7 (6.80%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (2.91%) SCCM
5 2 (1.94%) SCOM
5 2 (1.94%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.97%) WMI
6 1 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 16 (15.53%) Oracle
1 16 (15.53%) Cisco
2 12 (11.65%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.65%) CheckPoint
3 11 (10.68%) SAP
4 10 (9.71%) Nokia
4 10 (9.71%) VMware
5 9 (8.74%) HP
6 8 (7.77%) Lotus
7 7 (6.80%) CA
7 7 (6.80%) Blue Coat
7 7 (6.80%) IronPort
7 7 (6.80%) SolarWinds
8 6 (5.83%) Citrix
9 5 (4.85%) hybris
9 5 (4.85%) ATG
10 4 (3.88%) Unisys
10 4 (3.88%) Cognos
10 4 (3.88%) Teradata
10 4 (3.88%) F5
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