The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 40 34 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing IBM 6 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.67% 1.48% 3.03%
As % of the Vendors category 4.08% 3.25% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£350 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £23.46 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-8.35% -12.78%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Vendors Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
147 154 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 40.83% 45.70% 51.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 100 65
Average daily rate £340 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £195 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 22
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -30.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £11.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.72 £27.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Southampton region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Southampton region.

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

IBM
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 6 (60.00%) AS400
1 6 (60.00%) iSeries
2 4 (40.00%) BPCS
2 4 (40.00%) ERP
3 3 (30.00%) EMC
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (20.00%) RPG/400
4 2 (20.00%) RPG IV
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) RPG
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) DB2
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) RequisitePro
5 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (10.00%) ITSM
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) BPCS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) RequisitePro
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Consultant
2 4 (40.00%) AS400 Administrator
2 4 (40.00%) Technical Administrator
2 4 (40.00%) Technical Consultant
2 4 (40.00%) Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Storage Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Requirements Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) AS400
1 6 (60.00%) iSeries
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ERP
2 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) ITSM
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) RPG/400
1 2 (20.00%) RPG IV
1 2 (20.00%) RPG
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) EMC
1 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix