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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 84 72 70
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs citing IBM 61 55 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.92% 2.21% 2.36%
As % of the Vendors category 4.81% 5.27% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 34 32
Average daily rate
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£450 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £518 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £386
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -35.18%
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
1269 1044 1178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.96% 41.96% 47.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 611 662
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 61 74
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.30 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.53% -10.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.63 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -6 18 £375 -25.22% 4
Devon - 16 £513 -
Bristol -24 12 £363 -6.45% 11
Gloucestershire -18 8 £375 - 2
Somerset -3 4 £300 -3.22% 2
Dorset -4 2 £700 -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 48 (39.02%) WebSphere
2 31 (25.20%) Finance
3 30 (24.39%) UNIX
4 29 (23.58%) SQL
5 28 (22.76%) Java
5 28 (22.76%) SAP
6 27 (21.95%) WebSphere Application Server
6 27 (21.95%) ITIL
7 26 (21.14%) TOGAF
8 25 (20.33%) Oracle
9 22 (17.89%) Microsoft
10 20 (16.26%) Security Cleared
11 19 (15.45%) WebSphere MQ
11 19 (15.45%) DB2
11 19 (15.45%) Windows
11 19 (15.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (14.63%) Tivoli
12 18 (14.63%) Cisco
13 17 (13.82%) zOS
13 17 (13.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 16 (13.01%) Tivoli Monitoring
15 15 (12.20%) Citrix
15 15 (12.20%) Enterprise Architecture
16 14 (11.38%) VMware
16 14 (11.38%) Retail
16 14 (11.38%) HP
16 14 (11.38%) Linux
17 13 (10.57%) Sun
17 13 (10.57%) Project Management
17 13 (10.57%) SC Cleared

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 48 (39.02%) WebSphere
2 27 (21.95%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (7.32%) Tomcat
4 8 (6.50%) WebSphere Portal
4 8 (6.50%) IBM Notes
5 7 (5.69%) MS Exchange
6 5 (4.07%) Commerce Server
6 5 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (3.25%) Lotus Domino
7 4 (3.25%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.44%) IIS
8 3 (2.44%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.63%) WebSphere Process Server
9 2 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.63%) SAS
10 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.81%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.81%) Apache
10 1 (0.81%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.63%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) SAP GRC
1 2 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.63%) Summit
1 2 (1.63%) BASE24
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.81%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.81%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.81%) Unica Affinium
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.63%) SaaS
1 2 (1.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.50%) Firewall
2 7 (5.69%) IP Telephony
3 6 (4.88%) Cisco IPT
3 6 (4.88%) MPLS
4 5 (4.07%) VPN
4 5 (4.07%) OSPF
4 5 (4.07%) BGP
4 5 (4.07%) Wireless
4 5 (4.07%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (4.07%) Unified Communications
4 5 (4.07%) FWSM
4 5 (4.07%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (3.25%) SSL
6 3 (2.44%) WAN
6 3 (2.44%) 3G
6 3 (2.44%) 2G
6 3 (2.44%) LTE
6 3 (2.44%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (1.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.45%) DB2
2 10 (8.13%) Relational Database
2 10 (8.13%) RDBMS
3 5 (4.07%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.25%) IBM InfoSphere
4 4 (3.25%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.44%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.63%) Big Data
6 2 (1.63%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.63%) QlikView
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.63%) OLTP
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.81%) DataStage
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (3.25%) StarTeam
2 2 (1.63%) ERwin
2 2 (1.63%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (1.63%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.81%) Ant
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.81%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 31 (25.20%) Finance
2 14 (11.38%) Retail
3 10 (8.13%) Banking
4 7 (5.69%) Retail Banking
5 6 (4.88%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.44%) Marketing
7 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.63%) Electronics
8 1 (0.81%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (23.58%) Architect
2 24 (19.51%) Administrator
3 19 (15.45%) Analyst
4 15 (12.20%) Technical Architect
5 13 (10.57%) Developer
6 11 (8.94%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (8.13%) WebSphere Administrator
8 9 (7.32%) Java Developer
9 8 (6.50%) Consultant
9 8 (6.50%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (5.69%) Business Analyst
10 7 (5.69%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 7 (5.69%) Lotus Notes Administrator
10 7 (5.69%) UNIX Administrator
10 7 (5.69%) Applications Architect
11 6 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (4.07%) Network Analyst
13 4 (3.25%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
13 4 (3.25%) Domino Administrator
13 4 (3.25%) Domino Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.45%) WebSphere MQ
2 17 (13.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 10 (8.13%) XML
3 10 (8.13%) Middleware
4 9 (7.32%) HTML
4 9 (7.32%) Struts
4 9 (7.32%) CSS
4 9 (7.32%) JDBC
4 9 (7.32%) JSP
4 9 (7.32%) Spring
4 9 (7.32%) Ajax
4 9 (7.32%) Hibernate
4 9 (7.32%) Spring Security
5 8 (6.50%) SAML
6 4 (3.25%) J2EE
6 4 (3.25%) Web Services
7 3 (2.44%) WSDL
7 3 (2.44%) SOAP
7 3 (2.44%) REST
8 2 (1.63%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.32%) Mainframe
1 9 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.69%) Open Source
2 7 (5.69%) Mobile Banking
3 6 (4.88%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (2.44%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (2.44%) IBM XIV
4 3 (2.44%) Freedom of Information Act
4 3 (2.44%) Reference Data
4 3 (2.44%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.63%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.63%) Tandem
5 2 (1.63%) Clustering
5 2 (1.63%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.63%) DTV
5 2 (1.63%) EFT
6 1 (0.81%) AS400
6 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.81%) DataPower
6 1 (0.81%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.39%) UNIX
2 19 (15.45%) Windows
3 17 (13.82%) zOS
4 14 (11.38%) Linux
5 9 (7.32%) Solaris
6 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.63%) AIX
8 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.95%) ITIL
2 26 (21.14%) TOGAF
3 19 (15.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (12.20%) Enterprise Architecture
5 13 (10.57%) Project Management
6 12 (9.76%) Configuration Management
6 12 (9.76%) SOA
7 11 (8.94%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (8.94%) Data Architecture
7 11 (8.94%) Process Improvement
8 10 (8.13%) Data Modelling
9 9 (7.32%) E-Commerce
9 9 (7.32%) Software Engineering
9 9 (7.32%) Service Management
10 7 (5.69%) UML
10 7 (5.69%) Process Management
10 7 (5.69%) Data Security
10 7 (5.69%) Migration
11 6 (4.88%) Mentoring
11 6 (4.88%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.58%) SQL
2 28 (22.76%) Java
3 10 (8.13%) C#
3 10 (8.13%) Delphi
4 9 (7.32%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.69%) Perl
6 5 (4.07%) VB
7 3 (2.44%) C
7 3 (2.44%) Jython
7 3 (2.44%) Korn
8 2 (1.63%) R
8 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.63%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.63%) Python
8 2 (1.63%) VBScript
9 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.81%) RPG
9 1 (0.81%) COBOL
9 1 (0.81%) RPG/400
9 1 (0.81%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 20 (16.26%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.57%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.63%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.63%) Degree
4 2 (1.63%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.81%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.69%) SLA
2 3 (2.44%) QA
3 2 (1.63%) COBIT
3 2 (1.63%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (6.50%) Shibboleth
2 3 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.44%) XenApp
3 2 (1.63%) XenServer
3 2 (1.63%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 18 (14.63%) Tivoli
2 16 (13.01%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 5 (4.07%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (2.44%) SCCM
4 3 (2.44%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.63%) SCOM
5 2 (1.63%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.81%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 28 (22.76%) SAP
2 25 (20.33%) Oracle
3 22 (17.89%) Microsoft
4 18 (14.63%) Cisco
5 15 (12.20%) Citrix
6 14 (11.38%) VMware
6 14 (11.38%) HP
7 13 (10.57%) Sun
8 10 (8.13%) Unisys
9 9 (7.32%) EMC
10 8 (6.50%) CheckPoint
10 8 (6.50%) Lotus
11 7 (5.69%) Nokia
12 5 (4.07%) CA
12 5 (4.07%) ATG
12 5 (4.07%) Blue Coat
12 5 (4.07%) IronPort
12 5 (4.07%) hybris
12 5 (4.07%) SolarWinds
13 4 (3.25%) Remedy
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