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 17 September 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM SmartCloud
Rank 589 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing IBM SmartCloud 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% - -
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.36% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£600 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
1955 1266 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.45% 2.40% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1209 851 422
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 28 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -28.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.90 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £46.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -21.15%

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 8 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 17 September 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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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
England - 7 £600 - 2
London - 5 £600 - 1
York - - - -
Essex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

IBM SmartCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 24 (100.00%) IBM
2 16 (66.67%) Windows
3 13 (54.17%) Finance
4 10 (41.67%) Linux
5 9 (37.50%) JBoss
5 9 (37.50%) Apache
5 9 (37.50%) Tomcat
5 9 (37.50%) IIS
6 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
6 7 (29.17%) Citrix
6 7 (29.17%) COM+
6 7 (29.17%) SQL
6 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
6 7 (29.17%) VMware
6 7 (29.17%) Firewall
6 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (25.00%) GlassFish
7 6 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (25.00%) WAN
7 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 6 (25.00%) VPN
7 6 (25.00%) webMethods
7 6 (25.00%) MPLS
7 6 (25.00%) Cisco
7 6 (25.00%) Splunk
8 5 (20.83%) WebLogic
9 4 (16.67%) DataPower
9 4 (16.67%) Open Source
9 4 (16.67%) vSphere

IBM SmartCloud
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (37.50%) Apache
1 9 (37.50%) Tomcat
1 9 (37.50%) IIS
2 6 (25.00%) GlassFish
3 5 (20.83%) WebLogic
4 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle CRM
1 2 (8.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) PaaS
2 1 (4.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) Firewall
2 6 (25.00%) WAN
2 6 (25.00%) VPN
2 6 (25.00%) MPLS
3 4 (16.67%) LAN
3 4 (16.67%) SSL
4 2 (8.33%) Wireless
4 2 (8.33%) IPsec
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (8.33%) Packet Switching
5 1 (4.17%) Internet
5 1 (4.17%) SAN
5 1 (4.17%) SMTP
5 1 (4.17%) SNMP
5 1 (4.17%) LDAP
5 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.33%) MarkLogic
2 2 (8.33%) Big Data
2 2 (8.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.17%) DB2
3 1 (4.17%) QlikView
3 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MSI
2 2 (8.33%) VisualVM
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.33%) Marketing
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Enterprise Architect
4 4 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Provisioning Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Systems Designer
7 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Designer
7 1 (4.17%) Build Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Lead Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Design Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) COM+
2 4 (16.67%) Web Services
3 3 (12.50%) .NET
3 3 (12.50%) Application Packaging
4 1 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (4.17%) Middleware
4 1 (4.17%) HTML
4 1 (4.17%) SOAP
4 1 (4.17%) XML
4 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) DataPower
1 4 (16.67%) Open Source
2 3 (12.50%) Thin Client
2 3 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Linux
3 7 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 2000
4 3 (12.50%) UNIX
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Vista
5 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (16.67%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) Software Distribution
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (8.33%) Network Design
4 2 (8.33%) OO
4 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.33%) CRM
4 2 (8.33%) BCP
5 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.17%) Security Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Data Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (4.17%) Predictive Analytics
5 1 (4.17%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (4.17%) Chartered Engineer
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (16.67%) vSphere
4 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (12.50%) XenApp
4 3 (12.50%) XenServer
4 3 (12.50%) XenDesktop
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Tivoli
2 3 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Opsview
4 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) IBM
2 9 (37.50%) JBoss
3 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 7 (29.17%) Citrix
3 7 (29.17%) VMware
4 6 (25.00%) webMethods
4 6 (25.00%) Cisco
4 6 (25.00%) Splunk
5 4 (16.67%) Oracle
5 4 (16.67%) Juniper
6 3 (12.50%) HP
6 3 (12.50%) Software AG
6 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 3 (12.50%) SAP
6 3 (12.50%) Altiris
6 3 (12.50%) Wyse
7 2 (8.33%) Rackspace
7 2 (8.33%) JD Edwards
8 1 (4.17%) Dell
8 1 (4.17%) CommVault