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 29 July 2016 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 97 91 112
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +21
Contract jobs citing IBM 50 51 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.64% 1.59% 1.12%
As % of the Vendors category 3.69% 4.05% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 16
Median daily rate £384 £425 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.70% +7.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £385 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £524 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £41.00 £27.61 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.52% +25.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £14.95 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £40.27 £26.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -10.40%
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
1355 1259 1259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 44.41% 39.34% 41.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 773 802
Median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 90 66
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% +2.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 July 2016.

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 29 July 2016.

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 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bristol +17 18 £375 +0.33% 1
Somerset +20 10 £378 +0.66% 1
Gloucestershire +4 9 £381 -9.22% 4
Wiltshire 0 7 £438 -16.10% 5
Dorset -3 1 £370 -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 20 (19.42%) Windows
2 17 (16.50%) Oracle
3 16 (15.53%) Finance
3 16 (15.53%) Migration
4 15 (14.56%) Active Directory
5 14 (13.59%) Cisco
5 14 (13.59%) SQL
6 13 (12.62%) Firewall
7 12 (11.65%) WebSphere
7 12 (11.65%) Security Cleared
7 12 (11.65%) WebSphere MQ
8 11 (10.68%) Mainframe
8 11 (10.68%) Linux
8 11 (10.68%) HP
8 11 (10.68%) Data Centre
8 11 (10.68%) QRadar
9 10 (9.71%) SIEM
9 10 (9.71%) RSA Archer
9 10 (9.71%) Data Loss Prevention
9 10 (9.71%) JavaScript
9 10 (9.71%) Configuration Management
9 10 (9.71%) IBM Mainframe
9 10 (9.71%) Requirements Management
9 10 (9.71%) VMware
10 9 (8.74%) PCI DSS
10 9 (8.74%) Project Management
10 9 (8.74%) DB2
10 9 (8.74%) Security Operations
11 8 (7.77%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (7.77%) Rational DOORS

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 12 (11.65%) WebSphere
2 7 (6.80%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (5.83%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (5.83%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.94%) Apache
4 2 (1.94%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.94%) CICS
4 2 (1.94%) Confluence
4 2 (1.94%) IIS
4 2 (1.94%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.94%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.94%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.97%) GemFire
5 1 (0.97%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.97%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) MS Office
1 4 (3.88%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.94%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.97%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (4.85%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (2.91%) Maximo
3 2 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.97%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.97%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.97%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.97%) SAP hybris
4 1 (0.97%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.97%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Office 365
2 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.97%) AWS OpsWorks
2 1 (0.97%) GitHub
2 1 (0.97%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (0.97%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.62%) Firewall
2 8 (7.77%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (7.77%) MPLS
3 7 (6.80%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (6.80%) Cisco IPT
3 7 (6.80%) FWSM
3 7 (6.80%) IP Telephony
3 7 (6.80%) Unified Communications
3 7 (6.80%) VPN
3 7 (6.80%) Wireless
4 5 (4.85%) DHCP
4 5 (4.85%) HTTP
5 4 (3.88%) OpenVPN
5 4 (3.88%) SNMP
6 3 (2.91%) SAN
7 2 (1.94%) LDAP
7 2 (1.94%) NAS
7 2 (1.94%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.97%) Multicast
8 1 (0.97%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) DB2
2 7 (6.80%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.83%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.83%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.88%) DataStage
4 4 (3.88%) IBM InfoSphere
4 4 (3.88%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.91%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.94%) Cognos Impromptu
6 2 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.97%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.97%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.97%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.97%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.97%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (3.88%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.88%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (3.88%) Subversion
3 3 (2.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.91%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.91%) JIRA
3 3 (2.91%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.94%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.97%) Ant
5 1 (0.97%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.97%) PVCS
5 1 (0.97%) TestComplete
5 1 (0.97%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.97%) TestRail
General
1 16 (15.53%) Finance
2 4 (3.88%) Marketing
2 4 (3.88%) Military
3 3 (2.91%) Retail
4 2 (1.94%) Electronics
4 2 (1.94%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.97%) Banking
5 1 (0.97%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (20.39%) Analyst
2 17 (16.50%) Consultant
3 12 (11.65%) Developer
4 10 (9.71%) IT Analyst
4 10 (9.71%) Security Analyst
5 8 (7.77%) IT Security Analyst
6 6 (5.83%) Architect
7 5 (4.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (4.85%) Administrator
7 5 (4.85%) Mainframe Developer
7 5 (4.85%) Network Analyst
7 5 (4.85%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 4 (3.88%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (3.88%) Senior Network Analyst
8 4 (3.88%) SQL Developer
8 4 (3.88%) Storage Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.65%) WebSphere MQ
2 7 (6.80%) Middleware
3 6 (5.83%) IBM Integration Bus
3 6 (5.83%) XML
4 3 (2.91%) HTML
5 2 (1.94%) CSS
5 2 (1.94%) RESTful
5 2 (1.94%) SOAP
6 1 (0.97%) boto
6 1 (0.97%) J2EE
6 1 (0.97%) JMS
6 1 (0.97%) Kafka
6 1 (0.97%) OpenCL
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.97%) REST
6 1 (0.97%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.97%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.97%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.68%) Data Centre
1 11 (10.68%) Mainframe
2 10 (9.71%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.85%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.88%) ASIC
5 4 (3.88%) CESG
5 4 (3.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (3.88%) Replication
6 3 (2.91%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.91%) DataPower
7 2 (1.94%) Clustering
7 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.94%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.97%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.97%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.97%) Oracle Licensing
8 1 (0.97%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.42%) Windows
2 11 (10.68%) Linux
3 6 (5.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.88%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.91%) AIX
5 3 (2.91%) Solaris
5 3 (2.91%) Unix
5 3 (2.91%) zOS
6 2 (1.94%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.97%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.97%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.53%) Migration
2 10 (9.71%) Configuration Management
2 10 (9.71%) Data Loss Prevention
2 10 (9.71%) Requirements Management
2 10 (9.71%) SIEM
3 9 (8.74%) Project Management
3 9 (8.74%) Security Operations
4 8 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (6.80%) Network Management
6 6 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (5.83%) ETL
6 6 (5.83%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (5.83%) Project Planning
6 6 (5.83%) Quality Management
6 6 (5.83%) Test Automation
6 6 (5.83%) Use Case
7 5 (4.85%) Change Management
7 5 (4.85%) ITIL
8 4 (3.88%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.59%) SQL
2 10 (9.71%) JavaScript
3 7 (6.80%) PL/SQL
4 6 (5.83%) C++
4 6 (5.83%) Java
5 5 (4.85%) COBOL
6 4 (3.88%) Perl
7 3 (2.91%) JCL
8 2 (1.94%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.97%) C
9 1 (0.97%) Jython
9 1 (0.97%) Python
9 1 (0.97%) Ruby
9 1 (0.97%) Scala
9 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (11.65%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.83%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.88%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.94%) ISEB
5 1 (0.97%) CIPD
5 1 (0.97%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.74%) PCI DSS
2 6 (5.83%) SLA
3 2 (1.94%) QA
System Software
1 15 (14.56%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.85%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.88%) vSphere
5 3 (2.91%) Firmware
5 3 (2.91%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 3 (2.91%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (2.91%) Time Sharing Option
5 3 (2.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.94%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (1.94%) Xen
7 1 (0.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.97%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.97%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 11 (10.68%) QRadar
2 10 (9.71%) RSA Archer
3 7 (6.80%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (4.85%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.91%) Control-M
5 3 (2.91%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.91%) SCOM
6 1 (0.97%) Ansible
6 1 (0.97%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.97%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.97%) Puppet
6 1 (0.97%) RSA enVision
6 1 (0.97%) Salt
6 1 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.97%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.97%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (16.50%) Oracle
2 14 (13.59%) Cisco
3 11 (10.68%) HP
4 10 (9.71%) VMware
5 8 (7.77%) CheckPoint
6 7 (6.80%) CA
6 7 (6.80%) IronPort
6 7 (6.80%) Nokia
6 7 (6.80%) SolarWinds
7 5 (4.85%) Dell
7 5 (4.85%) EMC
7 5 (4.85%) Microsoft
8 4 (3.88%) Apple
8 4 (3.88%) Intel Security
8 4 (3.88%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.88%) Sun
9 3 (2.91%) Cognos
9 3 (2.91%) ICL
9 3 (2.91%) SAP
9 3 (2.91%) Unisys
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