The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 Cloud Services 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM SmartCloud
Rank 582 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing IBM SmartCloud 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% - -
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.39% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1808 1175 677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.31% 2.30% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 799 427
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £30.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.71% +127.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.62 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £49.75 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-48.43% +137.03%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM SmartCloud within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

IBM SmartCloud Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IBM SmartCloud
Top 7 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 29 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 - 7 £500 -
East of England - 5 £500 -
Essex - 5 £500 -
London - 2 £638 -
Greenford - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

IBM SmartCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 18 (100.00%) IBM
2 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Finance
3 9 (50.00%) JBoss
3 9 (50.00%) Apache
3 9 (50.00%) Tomcat
4 8 (44.44%) IIS
5 7 (38.89%) COM+
5 7 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (33.33%) GlassFish
6 6 (33.33%) Linux
6 6 (33.33%) SQL
6 6 (33.33%) webMethods
7 5 (27.78%) WebLogic
8 4 (22.22%) Oracle
8 4 (22.22%) Firewall
8 4 (22.22%) DataPower
9 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (16.67%) Open Source
9 3 (16.67%) vSphere
9 3 (16.67%) Cisco
9 3 (16.67%) VMware
9 3 (16.67%) Citrix
9 3 (16.67%) MPLS
9 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 3 (16.67%) Software AG
9 3 (16.67%) Juniper

IBM SmartCloud
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 (50.00%) Apache
1 9 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 8 (44.44%) IIS
3 6 (33.33%) GlassFish
4 5 (27.78%) WebLogic
5 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle CRM
1 2 (11.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) PaaS
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) MPLS
2 3 (16.67%) LAN
2 3 (16.67%) WAN
2 3 (16.67%) VPN
2 3 (16.67%) SSL
3 1 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) SMTP
3 1 (5.56%) SNMP
3 1 (5.56%) LDAP
3 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) QlikView
1 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.56%) Big Data
1 1 (5.56%) MarkLogic
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) VisualVM
General
1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Provisioning Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Designer
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Lead Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Designer
4 1 (5.56%) Build Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) COM+
2 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (5.56%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) DataPower
2 3 (16.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) OO
2 2 (11.11%) CRM
2 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 2 (11.11%) BCP
2 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (5.56%) Wealth Management
3 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Opsview
2 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) IBM
2 9 (50.00%) JBoss
3 6 (33.33%) webMethods
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco
5 3 (16.67%) VMware
5 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 3 (16.67%) Citrix
5 3 (16.67%) Software AG
5 3 (16.67%) Juniper
6 2 (11.11%) JD Edwards
6 2 (11.11%) SAP
6 2 (11.11%) Splunk
7 1 (5.56%) Dell
7 1 (5.56%) Business Objects
7 1 (5.56%) Cognos
7 1 (5.56%) Teradata
7 1 (5.56%) CommVault
7 1 (5.56%) NetApp