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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 83 87 73
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Contract jobs citing IBM 65 63 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.16% 1.95% 2.25%
As % of the Vendors category 5.30% 4.88% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 45 35
Average daily rate £400 £468 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.43% +17.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £406
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £30.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +100.00%
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
1226 1291 1027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.77% 39.92% 41.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 770 587
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £212 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 78 62
Average hourly rate £19.00 £24.38 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £30.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the South West region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 17 £375 -11.19% 12
Bristol +3 15 £375 +7.14% 6
Gloucestershire +16 11 £415 +10.66% 2
Devon -10 10 £400 -21.95%
Dorset +10 8 £413 -41.07% 3
Somerset -1 2 - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (35.56%) WebSphere
2 41 (30.37%) SQL
3 40 (29.63%) Finance
4 37 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (25.19%) Java
6 31 (22.96%) Hibernate
7 29 (21.48%) Struts
7 29 (21.48%) Relational Database
8 27 (20.00%) HTML
9 24 (17.78%) Linux
10 22 (16.30%) SOAP
11 21 (15.56%) HTTP
12 20 (14.81%) DB2
12 20 (14.81%) Scrum
13 19 (14.07%) UML
13 19 (14.07%) REST
14 18 (13.33%) EJB
15 17 (12.59%) WebSphere Application Server
15 17 (12.59%) HP
15 17 (12.59%) Subversion
15 17 (12.59%) WebSphere Portal
16 16 (11.85%) Security Cleared
17 15 (11.11%) MongoDB
17 15 (11.11%) Neo4j
17 15 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
17 15 (11.11%) JAX-RS
17 15 (11.11%) Spring
17 15 (11.11%) Web Design
17 15 (11.11%) Microsoft
17 15 (11.11%) Mac OS X

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (35.56%) WebSphere
2 17 (12.59%) WebSphere Application Server
2 17 (12.59%) WebSphere Portal
3 11 (8.15%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.70%) JBoss
5 3 (2.22%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.48%) IIS
7 1 (0.74%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.74%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.74%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.74%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.74%) MS Project
3 1 (0.74%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.48%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.48%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.48%) Unica
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.74%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.74%) SAP hybris
3 1 (0.74%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.48%) Silverpop
2 1 (0.74%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.74%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.74%) Office 365
2 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.56%) HTTP
2 12 (8.89%) SAN
3 7 (5.19%) Firewall
4 6 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (4.44%) IP Telephony
4 6 (4.44%) Wireless
5 5 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (3.70%) Cisco IPT
5 5 (3.70%) FWSM
5 5 (3.70%) MPLS
5 5 (3.70%) Unified Communications
5 5 (3.70%) VPN
6 3 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.48%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.48%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.48%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.48%) Network Security
7 2 (1.48%) SNMP
7 2 (1.48%) SSL
7 2 (1.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.48%) Relational Database
2 20 (14.81%) DB2
3 15 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 15 (11.11%) Neo4j
4 12 (8.89%) RDBMS
5 8 (5.93%) MySQL
6 7 (5.19%) SQL Server
7 6 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.22%) DataStage
8 3 (2.22%) Essbase
8 3 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.48%) Informix
9 2 (1.48%) Ingres
9 2 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.74%) QlikView
10 1 (0.74%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.74%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (12.59%) Subversion
2 13 (9.63%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (6.67%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.22%) Rational Rose
5 2 (1.48%) Ant
5 2 (1.48%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.48%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.48%) Maven
5 2 (1.48%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.74%) Capybara
6 1 (0.74%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.74%) JUnit
6 1 (0.74%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (0.74%) Selenium
6 1 (0.74%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.74%) WebDriver
General
1 40 (29.63%) Finance
2 13 (9.63%) Banking
3 7 (5.19%) Retail
4 3 (2.22%) Marketing
4 3 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.48%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.48%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.48%) Legal
6 1 (0.74%) Advertising
6 1 (0.74%) Billing
6 1 (0.74%) Law
Job Titles
1 42 (31.11%) Developer
2 34 (25.19%) Java Developer
3 21 (15.56%) Architect
4 12 (8.89%) Analyst
4 12 (8.89%) Consultant
5 11 (8.15%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (5.93%) Enterprise Architect
6 8 (5.93%) Software Team Leader
6 8 (5.93%) Team Leader
6 8 (5.93%) Test Leader
6 8 (5.93%) Test Team Leader
7 7 (5.19%) Administrator
7 7 (5.19%) WebSphere Architect
8 6 (4.44%) IBM Storage Engineer
8 6 (4.44%) Storage Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) NetBackup Engineer
10 4 (2.96%) EMC Consultant
10 4 (2.96%) EMC Storage Engineer
10 4 (2.96%) IBM Storage Consultant
10 4 (2.96%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (22.96%) Hibernate
2 29 (21.48%) Struts
3 27 (20.00%) HTML
4 22 (16.30%) SOAP
5 19 (14.07%) REST
6 18 (13.33%) EJB
7 15 (11.11%) JAX-RS
7 15 (11.11%) Spring
8 14 (10.37%) Middleware
9 13 (9.63%) WebSphere MQ
9 13 (9.63%) XML
10 11 (8.15%) Ajax
10 11 (8.15%) CSS
10 11 (8.15%) JSP
11 10 (7.41%) Apache Camel
11 10 (7.41%) J2EE
11 10 (7.41%) Web Services
12 9 (6.67%) Java EE
12 9 (6.67%) JSF
12 9 (6.67%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.89%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.93%) DataPower
2 8 (5.93%) Mainframe
3 7 (5.19%) EMC VMAX
3 7 (5.19%) Replication
4 6 (4.44%) AS400
4 6 (4.44%) IBM XIV
5 5 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (2.96%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.96%) iSeries
6 4 (2.96%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.48%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.48%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.48%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.48%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.74%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.74%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.78%) Linux
2 15 (11.11%) Mac OS X
2 15 (11.11%) Unix
3 12 (8.89%) Windows
4 4 (2.96%) zOS
5 2 (1.48%) AIX
5 2 (1.48%) Android
5 2 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.48%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.74%) Solaris
6 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (14.81%) Scrum
3 19 (14.07%) UML
4 15 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 15 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
4 15 (11.11%) Web Design
5 14 (10.37%) SOA
6 13 (9.63%) ITIL
7 10 (7.41%) Test Automation
8 9 (6.67%) ETL
8 9 (6.67%) Software Testing
9 8 (5.93%) E-Commerce
9 8 (5.93%) High Availability
9 8 (5.93%) Migration
9 8 (5.93%) TOGAF
10 6 (4.44%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (3.70%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 41 (30.37%) SQL
2 34 (25.19%) Java
3 12 (8.89%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.19%) C#
5 4 (2.96%) C
5 4 (2.96%) RPG
5 4 (2.96%) VB
6 3 (2.22%) Jython
6 3 (2.22%) Perl
7 2 (1.48%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.48%) Korn
7 2 (1.48%) Python
7 2 (1.48%) VBA
8 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.74%) Ruby
8 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (11.85%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.93%) ISEB
4 6 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.70%) Degree
5 5 (3.70%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.22%) HND
7 2 (1.48%) CISSP
7 2 (1.48%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.44%) PCI DSS
1 6 (4.44%) QA
2 5 (3.70%) COBIT
3 4 (2.96%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.22%) SLA
5 2 (1.48%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.74%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (3.70%) SRDF
2 2 (1.48%) ISA Server
2 2 (1.48%) Shibboleth
2 2 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.74%) RACF
3 1 (0.74%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (3.70%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (3.70%) NetBackup
2 4 (2.96%) Tivoli
2 4 (2.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.48%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.48%) Puppet
3 2 (1.48%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (1.48%) yum
4 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.74%) QRadar
4 1 (0.74%) SCCM
4 1 (0.74%) zSecure
Vendors
1 17 (12.59%) HP
2 15 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 14 (10.37%) Oracle
4 11 (8.15%) Brocade
4 11 (8.15%) Cisco
5 10 (7.41%) NetApp
6 8 (5.93%) EMC
7 5 (3.70%) CA
7 5 (3.70%) CheckPoint
7 5 (3.70%) Nokia
7 5 (3.70%) SolarWinds
7 5 (3.70%) VMware
8 4 (2.96%) 3PAR
8 4 (2.96%) Cognos
8 4 (2.96%) Infor
8 4 (2.96%) IronPort
8 4 (2.96%) MAPICS
9 3 (2.22%) Netezza
9 3 (2.22%) SAP
10 2 (1.48%) TIBCO
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