The table below looks at the statistics for IBM SmartCloud 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 SmartCloud over the 3 months to 24 April 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM SmartCloud
Rank 586 589 546
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -43
Contract jobs citing IBM SmartCloud 8 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.020% 0.027%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.29% 0.60% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 9
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£300 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
2750 1826 1106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.94% 3.31% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1734 1146 705
Average daily rate £418 £418 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £334
% change year-on-year
- +19.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 34 21
Average hourly rate £26.66 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.56% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £9.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £52.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £16.53
% change year-on-year
+78.57% -15.30%

IBM SmartCloud
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM SmartCloud within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

IBM SmartCloud Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IBM SmartCloud
Daily Rate Trend

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

IBM SmartCloud Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IBM SmartCloud
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM SmartCloud within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
England -4 8 £300 -36.84%
East of England +19 5 £300 -33.33%
Essex +6 5 £300 -33.33%
Brentwood -4 5 £300 -36.84%
London +5 3 - -

IBM SmartCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IBM SmartCloud 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 SmartCloud.

1 11 (100.00%) IBM
2 9 (81.82%) WebSphere
3 8 (72.73%) GlassFish
3 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (72.73%) JBoss
3 8 (72.73%) Tomcat
3 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 8 (72.73%) WebLogic
3 8 (72.73%) IIS
3 8 (72.73%) vSphere
4 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
4 5 (45.45%) Korn
4 5 (45.45%) Perl
4 5 (45.45%) Oracle
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 5 (45.45%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) Linux
4 5 (45.45%) Bash Shell
4 5 (45.45%) Relational Database
4 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
5 4 (36.36%) vCloud
5 4 (36.36%) OpenStack
5 4 (36.36%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) DNS
6 3 (27.27%) VLAN
6 3 (27.27%) UNIX
6 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 3 (27.27%) Build Automation
6 3 (27.27%) KVM
7 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

IBM SmartCloud
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IBM SmartCloud 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 SmartCloud. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (81.82%) WebSphere
2 8 (72.73%) GlassFish
2 8 (72.73%) JBoss
2 8 (72.73%) Tomcat
2 8 (72.73%) WebLogic
2 8 (72.73%) IIS
3 4 (36.36%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
1 3 (27.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
1 5 (45.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Lombardi
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Administrator
1 6 (54.55%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Applications Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) AWS Architect
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) UNIX
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Build Automation
2 2 (18.18%) Application Performance Management
2 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
1 5 (45.45%) Korn
1 5 (45.45%) Perl
1 5 (45.45%) Bash Shell
2 1 (9.09%) Java
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (72.73%) vSphere
2 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
3 4 (36.36%) vCloud
4 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 3 (27.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Tivoli
2 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (9.09%) Netcool
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) IBM
2 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) Red Hat