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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM
England / South West
Rank 80 80 100
Rank change year-on-year
0 +20
Contract jobs citing IBM 57 68 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.11% 2.27% 1.55%
As % of the Vendors category 5.18% 5.66% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 46 28
Median daily rate £450 £375 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £330 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+191.66% -60.65%
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
1100 1202 1274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.71% 40.15% 40.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 786 760
Median daily rate £370 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 72 65
Median hourly rate £38.50 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.10% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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
Devon +7 18 £550 +37.50% 1
Gloucestershire +2 13 £425 +2.40% 2
Bristol 0 12 £400 +8.10% 2
Somerset +4 5 £400 - 1
Wiltshire -13 5 £513 +36.66% 2
Dorset -4 1 - - 2
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 33 (32.04%) WebSphere
2 27 (26.21%) Oracle
3 24 (23.30%) Linux
3 24 (23.30%) Microsoft
3 24 (23.30%) Security Cleared
4 22 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (19.42%) Java
5 20 (19.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (19.42%) Oracle Database
6 18 (17.48%) AIX
7 17 (16.50%) Finance
7 17 (16.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (15.53%) IIS
8 16 (15.53%) SC Cleared
9 14 (13.59%) ITIL
10 13 (12.62%) SQL Server
10 13 (12.62%) SQL
11 12 (11.65%) Red Hat
11 12 (11.65%) Configuration Management
11 12 (11.65%) Ant
11 12 (11.65%) GlassFish
11 12 (11.65%) Rational DOORS
12 11 (10.68%) Perl
12 11 (10.68%) SOA
13 10 (9.71%) Kerberos
13 10 (9.71%) HP
13 10 (9.71%) Windows
13 10 (9.71%) XML
13 10 (9.71%) JavaScript
13 10 (9.71%) VBScript

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 33 (32.04%) WebSphere
2 16 (15.53%) IIS
3 12 (11.65%) GlassFish
4 9 (8.74%) Apache
4 9 (8.74%) Tomcat
5 7 (6.80%) JBoss
5 7 (6.80%) WebLogic
6 6 (5.83%) Jetty
6 6 (5.83%) Mongrel
6 6 (5.83%) nginx
7 3 (2.91%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.94%) Anypoint
8 2 (1.94%) CMS
8 2 (1.94%) Confluence
8 2 (1.94%) Mule
8 2 (1.94%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.97%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.97%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.97%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 7 (6.80%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.83%) MS Office
3 3 (2.91%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.83%) Maximo
2 4 (3.88%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 3 (2.91%) Teamcenter
4 2 (1.94%) Primavera
4 2 (1.94%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.97%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.97%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (4.85%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (4.85%) Google App Engine
1 5 (4.85%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (3.88%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (1.94%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.71%) Kerberos
2 8 (7.77%) HTTP
2 8 (7.77%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.80%) SSL
4 6 (5.83%) Firewall
5 5 (4.85%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (4.85%) Cisco IPT
5 5 (4.85%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (4.85%) DHCP
5 5 (4.85%) DNS
5 5 (4.85%) FTP
5 5 (4.85%) FWSM
5 5 (4.85%) IP Telephony
5 5 (4.85%) IPsec
5 5 (4.85%) MPLS
5 5 (4.85%) Unified Communications
5 5 (4.85%) VPN
5 5 (4.85%) Wireless
6 2 (1.94%) PPP
6 2 (1.94%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.42%) Oracle Database
2 13 (12.62%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.85%) RDBMS
3 5 (4.85%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (3.88%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.91%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 3 (2.91%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.91%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.94%) DB2
6 2 (1.94%) MySQL
6 2 (1.94%) OLAP
6 2 (1.94%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (11.65%) Ant
1 12 (11.65%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (9.71%) Subversion
3 8 (7.77%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.83%) Travis CI
5 5 (4.85%) JIRA
6 4 (3.88%) PeopleTools
6 4 (3.88%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.94%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.94%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.94%) JUnit
7 2 (1.94%) Maven
7 2 (1.94%) Rational Rose
7 2 (1.94%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.97%) ChangeMan
8 1 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.97%) PVCS
8 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (16.50%) Finance
2 8 (7.77%) Retail
3 6 (5.83%) Banking
3 6 (5.83%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.88%) Marketing
5 3 (2.91%) Back Office
5 3 (2.91%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.94%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.94%) Automotive
7 1 (0.97%) Electronics
7 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (15.53%) Analyst
2 14 (13.59%) Consultant
3 13 (12.62%) Architect
4 11 (10.68%) Developer
5 9 (8.74%) Applications Support
6 8 (7.77%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.83%) Administrator
8 5 (4.85%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.85%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) Maximo Consultant
8 5 (4.85%) Requirements Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) E-Commerce Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) E-Commerce Manager
9 4 (3.88%) E-Commerce Project Manager
9 4 (3.88%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.88%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.71%) J2EE
1 10 (9.71%) XML
2 8 (7.77%) .NET
3 7 (6.80%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (5.83%) Servlets
5 5 (4.85%) Middleware
5 5 (4.85%) SOAP
6 4 (3.88%) jQuery
6 4 (3.88%) JSON
7 3 (2.91%) Dojo
7 3 (2.91%) DOM
7 3 (2.91%) REST
7 3 (2.91%) Spring
7 3 (2.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (2.91%) XSD
8 2 (1.94%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.94%) HTML
8 2 (1.94%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (1.94%) WSDL
8 2 (1.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (7.77%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.91%) Client/Server
2 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.97%) AS400
3 1 (0.97%) Learning Management System
3 1 (0.97%) Mainframe
3 1 (0.97%) N-Tier
3 1 (0.97%) Reference Data
3 1 (0.97%) RIA
3 1 (0.97%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 24 (23.30%) Linux
2 20 (19.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (17.48%) AIX
4 10 (9.71%) Windows
5 6 (5.83%) Unix
6 3 (2.91%) Solaris
6 3 (2.91%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.94%) Android
7 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.94%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (16.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (13.59%) ITIL
4 12 (11.65%) Configuration Management
5 11 (10.68%) SOA
6 10 (9.71%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (9.71%) Scrum
7 9 (8.74%) E-Commerce
7 9 (8.74%) Service Delivery
7 9 (8.74%) UML
8 7 (6.80%) DevOps
8 7 (6.80%) Open Source
8 7 (6.80%) Use Case
9 6 (5.83%) Mentoring
9 6 (5.83%) PRINCE2
10 5 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (4.85%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (4.85%) Project Management
10 5 (4.85%) Quality Management
10 5 (4.85%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.42%) Java
2 13 (12.62%) SQL
3 11 (10.68%) Perl
4 10 (9.71%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.71%) PowerShell
4 10 (9.71%) VBScript
5 8 (7.77%) C
6 7 (6.80%) C++
7 6 (5.83%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.88%) Embedded C
8 4 (3.88%) Embedded C++
8 4 (3.88%) PeopleCode
8 4 (3.88%) SQR
9 3 (2.91%) VBA
10 2 (1.94%) C#
10 2 (1.94%) Groovy
10 2 (1.94%) Jython
10 2 (1.94%) Python
10 2 (1.94%) XPath
11 1 (0.97%) Scala
Qualifications
1 24 (23.30%) Security Cleared
2 16 (15.53%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.83%) DV Cleared
3 6 (5.83%) ISEB
4 2 (1.94%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.97%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.97%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) QA
1 3 (2.91%) SLA
2 2 (1.94%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.85%) Xen
3 2 (1.94%) XenApp
4 1 (0.97%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.97%) NFS
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (6.80%) Puppet
2 5 (4.85%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (3.88%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 2 (1.94%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (1.94%) CloudHub
4 2 (1.94%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.94%) SCCM
5 1 (0.97%) Ansible
5 1 (0.97%) Control-M
5 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.97%) Nagios
5 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.97%) SCOM
5 1 (0.97%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 27 (26.21%) Oracle
2 24 (23.30%) Microsoft
3 12 (11.65%) Red Hat
4 10 (9.71%) HP
5 9 (8.74%) Cisco
6 7 (6.80%) VMware
7 6 (5.83%) IBM Sterling
8 5 (4.85%) CA
8 5 (4.85%) CheckPoint
8 5 (4.85%) Google
8 5 (4.85%) IronPort
8 5 (4.85%) Nokia
8 5 (4.85%) SolarWinds
9 4 (3.88%) Cognos
9 4 (3.88%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (3.88%) SAP
9 4 (3.88%) webMethods
10 3 (2.91%) Pega
10 3 (2.91%) Remedy
10 3 (2.91%) Sun
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