The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South West region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 108 73 89
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +16
Contract jobs citing IBM 35 46 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.05% 1.96% 1.65%
As % of the Vendors category 2.38% 4.38% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 38
Average daily rate £450 £481 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.49% +20.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £380 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
- +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £27.49 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-31.79% +24.95%
Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1469 1051 1565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 44.17% 44.69% 43.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 599 878
Average daily rate £363 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 57 124
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% -43.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £41.10 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
IBM
England

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -18 14 £450 +17.26% 5
Wiltshire -13 6 £288 -43.20% 3
Gloucestershire -7 4 £500 -6.97% 2
Devon -7 4 £285 -35.77% 1
Dorset - 2 £455 - 2
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 38 (43.68%) Finance
2 28 (32.18%) Logistics
3 20 (22.99%) Degree
4 19 (21.84%) Supply Chain Management
5 16 (18.39%) Supplier Management
6 15 (17.24%) Matrix Management
7 14 (16.09%) SAP
7 14 (16.09%) ITIL
7 14 (16.09%) Windows
7 14 (16.09%) Data Modelling
7 14 (16.09%) HP
8 13 (14.94%) UML
9 12 (13.79%) MS Excel
10 11 (12.64%) Security Cleared
11 10 (11.49%) Firewall
11 10 (11.49%) SOA
12 9 (10.34%) Microsoft
12 9 (10.34%) UNIX
12 9 (10.34%) Oracle
12 9 (10.34%) BPMN
12 9 (10.34%) Business Analysis
13 8 (9.20%) Asset Management
13 8 (9.20%) MODAF
13 8 (9.20%) WebSphere
13 8 (9.20%) WebSphere Application Server
13 8 (9.20%) Linux
13 8 (9.20%) VMware
14 7 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (8.05%) Mainframe
14 7 (8.05%) MS Office

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 8 (9.20%) WebSphere Application Server
1 8 (9.20%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.75%) SAS
3 4 (4.60%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.60%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.60%) WebSphere Portal
4 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.15%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.05%) MS Office
3 5 (5.75%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (3.45%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Maximo
1 3 (3.45%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (2.30%) SAP HR
2 2 (2.30%) BASE24
3 1 (1.15%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (1.15%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (1.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.49%) Firewall
2 5 (5.75%) SAN
3 3 (3.45%) Internet
4 2 (2.30%) iSCSI
4 2 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.30%) NAS
4 2 (2.30%) DMZ
4 2 (2.30%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.30%) ATM
4 2 (2.30%) WAN
5 1 (1.15%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.15%) VPN
5 1 (1.15%) SNA
5 1 (1.15%) DNS
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (1.15%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.15%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
1 4 (4.60%) IBM InfoSphere
2 3 (3.45%) MS Access
2 3 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.45%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.30%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.30%) DataStage
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.30%) QlikView
3 2 (2.30%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.15%) ActiveReports
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Eclipse
1 4 (4.60%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.45%) JIRA
3 1 (1.15%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (1.15%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (1.15%) ERwin
General
1 38 (43.68%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.45%) Publishing
4 2 (2.30%) Retail
5 1 (1.15%) Local Government
5 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.15%) Military
5 1 (1.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (29.89%) Architect
2 15 (17.24%) Analyst
3 11 (12.64%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (9.20%) Developer
5 6 (6.90%) Administrator
5 6 (6.90%) Business Architect
6 5 (5.75%) Data Modeller
6 5 (5.75%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.60%) Information Architect
7 4 (4.60%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) WebSphere Administrator
7 4 (4.60%) Technical Design Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) SAS Architect
8 3 (3.45%) TM1 Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Report Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.45%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Consultant
9 2 (2.30%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) Middleware
2 4 (4.60%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 4 (4.60%) OSGi
2 4 (4.60%) REST
2 4 (4.60%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.30%) MDX
3 2 (2.30%) HTML
4 1 (1.15%) .NET
4 1 (1.15%) Web Services
4 1 (1.15%) XML
4 1 (1.15%) XSD
4 1 (1.15%) SAML
4 1 (1.15%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Mainframe
2 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.60%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (2.30%) iSeries
4 2 (2.30%) AS400
4 2 (2.30%) Tandem
4 2 (2.30%) EPoS
4 2 (2.30%) EFT
5 1 (1.15%) NHS
5 1 (1.15%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.15%) HACMP
5 1 (1.15%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.15%) LPAR
5 1 (1.15%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.09%) Windows
2 9 (10.34%) UNIX
3 8 (9.20%) Linux
4 6 (6.90%) zOS
4 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.60%) AIX
6 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (32.18%) Logistics
2 19 (21.84%) Supply Chain Management
3 16 (18.39%) Supplier Management
4 15 (17.24%) Matrix Management
5 14 (16.09%) ITIL
5 14 (16.09%) Data Modelling
6 13 (14.94%) UML
7 10 (11.49%) SOA
8 9 (10.34%) Business Analysis
8 9 (10.34%) BPMN
9 8 (9.20%) MODAF
9 8 (9.20%) Asset Management
10 7 (8.05%) Data Analysis
10 7 (8.05%) PRINCE2
10 7 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (6.90%) Project Management
11 6 (6.90%) Use Case
12 5 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (5.75%) Software Engineering
13 4 (4.60%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
1 4 (4.60%) VBA
2 2 (2.30%) SQL
2 2 (2.30%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.15%) REXX
3 1 (1.15%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (22.99%) Degree
2 11 (12.64%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.75%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.60%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.60%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.45%) MCSE
5 3 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.30%) CCNA
6 2 (2.30%) CISSP
6 2 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.30%) MCDST
6 2 (2.30%) MCITP
7 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.15%) MCSA
7 1 (1.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.05%) QA
2 2 (2.30%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.30%) SLA
3 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (5.75%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) Tivoli
2 4 (4.60%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (2.30%) ARCserve
3 2 (2.30%) SCCM
3 2 (2.30%) SCOM
3 2 (2.30%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.15%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (1.15%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (16.09%) SAP
1 14 (16.09%) HP
2 9 (10.34%) Oracle
2 9 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.20%) VMware
4 7 (8.05%) Cisco
5 5 (5.75%) RedPrairie
6 4 (4.60%) Sophos
6 4 (4.60%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.60%) CheckPoint
6 4 (4.60%) Cognos
7 3 (3.45%) Fujitsu
7 3 (3.45%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.30%) Veeam
8 2 (2.30%) Unisys
8 2 (2.30%) Business Objects
8 2 (2.30%) Citrix
9 1 (1.15%) Juniper
9 1 (1.15%) BMC
9 1 (1.15%) Informatica
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