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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 99 83 68
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -15
Contract jobs citing IBM 44 47 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.40% 1.65% 2.48%
As % of the Vendors category 3.50% 3.90% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 32
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£440 £438 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £502 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.03 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+74.73% -21.45%
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
1258 1205 1154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.89% 42.37% 45.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 678 658
Average daily rate £375 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 63 73
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.55 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £30.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 3 March 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 3 March 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
Wiltshire +6 17 £500 +32.45% 2
Bristol -18 11 £325 -26.76% 6
Devon -2 5 £490 +71.92% 4
Gloucestershire -8 5 £380 -24.00% 3
Dorset +1 2 - - 3
Somerset -6 2 £550 +77.41% 1
Cornwall - 1 £300 -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 41 (40.20%) WebSphere
2 26 (25.49%) Finance
3 21 (20.59%) Oracle
3 21 (20.59%) SAP
3 21 (20.59%) UNIX
4 20 (19.61%) WebSphere Application Server
4 20 (19.61%) WebSphere MQ
5 18 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 18 (17.65%) ITIL
5 18 (17.65%) Java
6 17 (16.67%) SQL
6 17 (16.67%) Cisco
6 17 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 16 (15.69%) Windows
7 16 (15.69%) TOGAF
8 15 (14.71%) DB2
9 14 (13.73%) Retail
10 13 (12.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (12.75%) VMware
10 13 (12.75%) Citrix
10 13 (12.75%) Security Cleared
11 12 (11.76%) zOS
11 12 (11.76%) Tivoli
12 11 (10.78%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 11 (10.78%) Project Management
12 11 (10.78%) HP
13 10 (9.80%) Middleware
14 9 (8.82%) Telecoms
14 9 (8.82%) Firewall
14 9 (8.82%) Enterprise Architecture

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 41 (40.20%) WebSphere
2 20 (19.61%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (8.82%) IBM Notes
4 8 (7.84%) WebSphere Portal
5 7 (6.86%) MS Exchange
6 5 (4.90%) Commerce Server
6 5 (4.90%) Lotus Domino
6 5 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (3.92%) WebLogic
7 4 (3.92%) IIS
8 3 (2.94%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.94%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.96%) SAS
9 2 (1.96%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.98%) Lync
10 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.98%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) MS Office
1 2 (1.96%) FastStats
2 1 (0.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.96%) Summit
3 1 (0.98%) Unica Affinium
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.98%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.96%) SaaS
1 2 (1.96%) PaaS
1 2 (1.96%) CheetahMail
1 2 (1.96%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.82%) Firewall
2 7 (6.86%) IP Telephony
3 6 (5.88%) Cisco IPT
3 6 (5.88%) MPLS
4 5 (4.90%) OSPF
4 5 (4.90%) BGP
4 5 (4.90%) VPN
4 5 (4.90%) Wireless
4 5 (4.90%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (4.90%) Unified Communications
4 5 (4.90%) FWSM
4 5 (4.90%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.94%) 2G
6 3 (2.94%) SSL
6 3 (2.94%) WAN
6 3 (2.94%) 3G
6 3 (2.94%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (2.94%) LTE
7 2 (1.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.71%) DB2
2 9 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.92%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.92%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.92%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.92%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.96%) QlikView
6 2 (1.96%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.96%) Big Data
6 2 (1.96%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (1.96%) OLTP
6 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.98%) DataStage
7 1 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) ERwin
1 2 (1.96%) Talend Open Studio
1 2 (1.96%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.98%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.98%) Ant
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.98%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.98%) LoadRunner
General
1 26 (25.49%) Finance
2 14 (13.73%) Retail
3 9 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 9 (8.82%) Banking
4 6 (5.88%) Retail Banking
4 6 (5.88%) Marketing
5 5 (4.90%) Manufacturing
5 5 (4.90%) Electronics
6 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.98%) Military
6 1 (0.98%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 24 (23.53%) Administrator
2 22 (21.57%) Architect
3 14 (13.73%) Analyst
4 10 (9.80%) Technical Architect
4 10 (9.80%) WebSphere Administrator
5 9 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (7.84%) Consultant
6 8 (7.84%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (7.84%) Developer
7 7 (6.86%) UNIX Administrator
7 7 (6.86%) Lotus Notes Administrator
7 7 (6.86%) Business Analyst
7 7 (6.86%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 6 (5.88%) Applications Architect
9 5 (4.90%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.90%) Network Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) Migration Consultant
10 4 (3.92%) Senior Network Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) Domino Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.61%) WebSphere MQ
2 17 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 10 (9.80%) Middleware
4 5 (4.90%) .NET
5 4 (3.92%) HTML
6 3 (2.94%) Spring Security
6 3 (2.94%) XML
6 3 (2.94%) J2EE
6 3 (2.94%) Struts
6 3 (2.94%) CSS
6 3 (2.94%) JDBC
6 3 (2.94%) JSP
6 3 (2.94%) Hibernate
6 3 (2.94%) Spring
6 3 (2.94%) Ajax
7 2 (1.96%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.96%) Java EE
7 2 (1.96%) JSON
7 2 (1.96%) SOAP
7 2 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.84%) Mainframe
2 7 (6.86%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.88%) Mobile Banking
4 5 (4.90%) DTV
5 4 (3.92%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (2.94%) Clustering
6 3 (2.94%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (2.94%) Freedom of Information Act
6 3 (2.94%) IBM XIV
6 3 (2.94%) Visualisation
6 3 (2.94%) Open Source
7 2 (1.96%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.96%) DataPower
7 2 (1.96%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.98%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.98%) FMCG
8 1 (0.98%) iSeries
8 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.59%) UNIX
2 16 (15.69%) Windows
3 12 (11.76%) zOS
4 9 (8.82%) Solaris
5 6 (5.88%) Linux
6 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.96%) AIX
7 2 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.98%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.65%) ITIL
2 16 (15.69%) TOGAF
3 13 (12.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (10.78%) Project Management
5 9 (8.82%) E-Commerce
5 9 (8.82%) Configuration Management
5 9 (8.82%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (8.82%) Data Architecture
6 8 (7.84%) Migration
6 8 (7.84%) SOA
7 7 (6.86%) Data Modelling
8 6 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (5.88%) Process Management
8 6 (5.88%) Change Management
8 6 (5.88%) Data Security
8 6 (5.88%) Process Improvement
9 5 (4.90%) Network Management
9 5 (4.90%) Network Load Balancing
9 5 (4.90%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (4.90%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.65%) Java
2 17 (16.67%) SQL
3 9 (8.82%) C#
4 6 (5.88%) Delphi
4 6 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.94%) Perl
5 3 (2.94%) VBScript
5 3 (2.94%) VB
5 3 (2.94%) Korn
5 3 (2.94%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.94%) Jython
6 2 (1.96%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.96%) R
6 2 (1.96%) Python
6 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.96%) COBOL
7 1 (0.98%) C
7 1 (0.98%) RPG
7 1 (0.98%) JCL
7 1 (0.98%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 13 (12.75%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.86%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.98%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.98%) Degree
4 1 (0.98%) ISEB
4 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) QA
2 2 (1.96%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.96%) SLA
2 2 (1.96%) ISO 14001
2 2 (1.96%) COBIT
3 1 (0.98%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (4.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.94%) XenApp
3 2 (1.96%) XenServer
3 2 (1.96%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.96%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.98%) vSphere
4 1 (0.98%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (11.76%) Tivoli
2 11 (10.78%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 5 (4.90%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (2.94%) SCCM
4 3 (2.94%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (1.96%) SCOM
5 2 (1.96%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.98%) WMI
6 1 (0.98%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 21 (20.59%) Oracle
1 21 (20.59%) SAP
2 18 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 17 (16.67%) Cisco
4 13 (12.75%) Citrix
4 13 (12.75%) VMware
5 11 (10.78%) HP
6 9 (8.82%) CheckPoint
7 8 (7.84%) Lotus
7 8 (7.84%) Unisys
7 8 (7.84%) Sun
8 7 (6.86%) EMC
8 7 (6.86%) Nokia
9 5 (4.90%) CA
9 5 (4.90%) ATG
9 5 (4.90%) Blue Coat
9 5 (4.90%) IronPort
9 5 (4.90%) SolarWinds
9 5 (4.90%) hybris
10 3 (2.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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