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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 97 111 68
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -43
Contract jobs citing IBM 52 31 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.56% 1.00% 2.02%
As % of the Vendors category 3.98% 2.49% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 28
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£444 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £300 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £27.61 £22.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.47% +8.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £17.60 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.27 £26.40 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.72 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.22% +55.55%
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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
1306 1243 918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.25% 40.11% 42.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 783 536
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 66 66
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.06 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.19% +14.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.88 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 5 August 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
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 5 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 August 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
Devon - 29 £425 - 1
Wiltshire -4 7 £522 +15.50% 5
Somerset +8 4 £375 +7.14%
Gloucestershire -8 4 £420 +7.00% 5
Bristol -10 4 £374 +1.28% 1
Dorset -2 1 - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 30 (31.91%) Java
2 29 (30.85%) Linux
3 26 (27.66%) Finance
3 26 (27.66%) WebSphere
4 23 (24.47%) Java EE
5 22 (23.40%) Open Source
6 20 (21.28%) Middleware
7 17 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (17.02%) Enterprise Architecture
8 16 (17.02%) SOA
8 16 (17.02%) Red Hat
8 16 (17.02%) Oracle
9 15 (15.96%) JBoss
9 15 (15.96%) Mainframe
9 15 (15.96%) Security Cleared
9 15 (15.96%) DevOps
10 14 (14.89%) JSR 168
11 13 (13.83%) DB2
11 13 (13.83%) Migration
12 11 (11.70%) Relational Database
13 10 (10.64%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (10.64%) Puppet
13 10 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (10.64%) WebSphere MQ
13 10 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (10.64%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (10.64%) Struts
13 10 (10.64%) ITIL
14 9 (9.57%) Windows
14 9 (9.57%) Configuration Management

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 26 (27.66%) WebSphere
2 15 (15.96%) JBoss
3 10 (10.64%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (5.32%) Apache
5 4 (4.26%) Commerce Server
6 3 (3.19%) CICS
6 3 (3.19%) MQSeries
6 3 (3.19%) MS Exchange
7 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.06%) SAS
8 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.06%) IIS
8 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.06%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (1.06%) Lync
8 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.06%) SPSS
1 1 (1.06%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 5 (5.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (2.13%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.06%) HFM
3 1 (1.06%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) SmartFocus
1 1 (1.06%) CheetahMail
1 1 (1.06%) Pure360
1 1 (1.06%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.45%) Firewall
2 5 (5.32%) SAN
3 4 (4.26%) VPN
4 3 (3.19%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (3.19%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.13%) FWSM
5 2 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.13%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.13%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (2.13%) SSL
5 2 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.13%) Wireless
5 2 (2.13%) IP Telephony
5 2 (2.13%) MPLS
5 2 (2.13%) OSPF
5 2 (2.13%) BGP
6 1 (1.06%) Telnet
6 1 (1.06%) LAN
6 1 (1.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.83%) DB2
2 11 (11.70%) Relational Database
3 8 (8.51%) RDBMS
4 6 (6.38%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.19%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.13%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (2.13%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (2.13%) Informix
8 2 (2.13%) Cognos Report Studio
8 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.13%) Ingres
8 2 (2.13%) MySQL
8 2 (2.13%) Star Schema
8 2 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.13%) Essbase
8 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.06%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (8.51%) Jenkins
2 7 (7.45%) Subversion
3 5 (5.32%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.19%) ERwin
5 2 (2.13%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.13%) Maven
5 2 (2.13%) Ant
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (2.13%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.06%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.06%) Lombardi
General
1 26 (27.66%) Finance
2 6 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.32%) Electronics
3 5 (5.32%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.32%) Retail
3 5 (5.32%) Marketing
4 3 (3.19%) Banking
5 2 (2.13%) Billing
6 1 (1.06%) Local Government
6 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (20.21%) Architect
2 13 (13.83%) Analyst
2 13 (13.83%) Solutions Designer
2 13 (13.83%) Designer
3 12 (12.77%) Developer
4 8 (8.51%) Senior Designer
4 8 (8.51%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (7.45%) Consultant
6 4 (4.26%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.26%) Applications Developer
6 4 (4.26%) Data Architect
6 4 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (4.26%) SOA Architect
6 4 (4.26%) Cognos Developer
6 4 (4.26%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 3 (3.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.19%) Service Architect
7 3 (3.19%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (3.19%) Technical Leader
7 3 (3.19%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (24.47%) Java EE
2 20 (21.28%) Middleware
3 14 (14.89%) JSR 168
4 10 (10.64%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (10.64%) WebSphere MQ
4 10 (10.64%) Struts
5 8 (8.51%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 7 (7.45%) .NET
7 5 (5.32%) SOAP
7 5 (5.32%) RESTful
8 4 (4.26%) REST
8 4 (4.26%) J2EE
8 4 (4.26%) Web Services
8 4 (4.26%) XML
9 2 (2.13%) XSD
9 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.13%) HTML
9 2 (2.13%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.13%) XSLT
9 2 (2.13%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.96%) Mainframe
2 7 (7.45%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (6.38%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.32%) Data Integration
4 5 (5.32%) DTV
5 4 (4.26%) EMC VMAX
5 4 (4.26%) DataPower
5 4 (4.26%) Replication
6 3 (3.19%) AS400
7 2 (2.13%) iSeries
7 2 (2.13%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.06%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.06%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.06%) PMI
8 1 (1.06%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.06%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (30.85%) Linux
2 9 (9.57%) Windows
3 6 (6.38%) UNIX
4 4 (4.26%) AIX
5 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.06%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.40%) Open Source
2 17 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.02%) Enterprise Architecture
3 16 (17.02%) SOA
4 15 (15.96%) DevOps
5 13 (13.83%) Migration
6 10 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (10.64%) ITIL
6 10 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (9.57%) Incident Management
7 9 (9.57%) Configuration Management
8 8 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (7.45%) Change Management
10 6 (6.38%) E-Commerce
10 6 (6.38%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (6.38%) Performance Management
11 5 (5.32%) Digital Marketing
11 5 (5.32%) TDD
11 5 (5.32%) Data Modelling
11 5 (5.32%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.91%) Java
2 5 (5.32%) Ruby
2 5 (5.32%) Bash Shell
3 4 (4.26%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.26%) C
3 4 (4.26%) C#
3 4 (4.26%) SQL
4 2 (2.13%) RPG
4 2 (2.13%) VB
5 1 (1.06%) Python
5 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.06%) JCL
5 1 (1.06%) Jython
5 1 (1.06%) Korn
5 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.06%) VBScript
5 1 (1.06%) COBOL
5 1 (1.06%) Perl
5 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (15.96%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.51%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.26%) Degree
3 4 (4.26%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.19%) CISSP
5 2 (2.13%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.06%) CIMA
6 1 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.06%) MCSE
6 1 (1.06%) MCSA
6 1 (1.06%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.06%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) PCI DSS
1 3 (3.19%) Solvency II
2 2 (2.13%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.13%) COREP
2 2 (2.13%) FINREP
System Software
1 8 (8.51%) VirtualBox
1 8 (8.51%) Docker
2 6 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.26%) SRDF
4 3 (3.19%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (2.13%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.06%) vSphere
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.06%) Firmware
6 1 (1.06%) RACF
6 1 (1.06%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (10.64%) Puppet
2 8 (8.51%) Vagrant
2 8 (8.51%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (8.51%) Ansible
3 4 (4.26%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.13%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (2.13%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.13%) yum
5 1 (1.06%) zSecure
5 1 (1.06%) WMI
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 16 (17.02%) Oracle
1 16 (17.02%) Red Hat
2 8 (8.51%) SAP
2 8 (8.51%) VMware
3 7 (7.45%) Cisco
3 7 (7.45%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.38%) HP
4 6 (6.38%) Cognos
5 5 (5.32%) EMC
6 4 (4.26%) NetApp
6 4 (4.26%) CheckPoint
6 4 (4.26%) ATG
6 4 (4.26%) Brocade
6 4 (4.26%) hybris
7 3 (3.19%) Nokia
7 3 (3.19%) Dell
8 2 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.13%) F5
8 2 (2.13%) IronPort
8 2 (2.13%) CA
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