The first table below looks at the demand for IBM Connections skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Connections over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

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.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Connections
Rank 567 555 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing IBM Connections 5 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.022% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.053% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 -
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9349 8698 9739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.61% 17.10% 16.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5537 4928 5476
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 440 444
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.45 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.41% +7.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £39.00 £38.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -

IBM Connections
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM Connections within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

IBM Connections Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IBM Connections
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM Connections within the UK.

IBM Connections Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IBM Connections
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Connections within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 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
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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
England -4 5 £500 +11.11%
Kent - - - -
South East - - - -

IBM Connections
Top 22 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IBM Connections 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 Connections.

1 6 (100.00%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (50.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Web 2.0
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) OOP
4 2 (33.33%) OO
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (16.67%) J2EE
5 1 (16.67%) DB2
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) IBM Certification
5 1 (16.67%) IBM WebSphere Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Google
5 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (16.67%) Moodle
5 1 (16.67%) Lync
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (16.67%) Social Network

IBM Connections
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IBM Connections 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 Connections. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (16.67%) Moodle
3 1 (16.67%) Lync
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Trainer
1 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) IT Trainer
1 1 (16.67%) Business Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Web 2.0
2 1 (16.67%) Social Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) OOP
1 2 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) IBM Certification
1 1 (16.67%) IBM WebSphere Certification
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Google