The table below looks at the statistics for IBM SmartCloud skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM SmartCloud over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM SmartCloud
Rank 639 602 597
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -5
Contract jobs citing IBM SmartCloud 4 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.015% 0.028%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.082% 0.26% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 10
Median daily rate £425 £300 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -38.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £300 £463
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -35.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
4898 3039 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.13% 5.61% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3401 1953 1350
Median daily rate £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 80 38
Median hourly rate £19.61 £30.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.63% +84.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £14.50 £8.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.65 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +85.18%

IBM SmartCloud
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing IBM SmartCloud as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM SmartCloud within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -12 4 £425 +41.66%
East of England +4 3 - -
Essex -4 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £425 -
South East - 1 £425 -

IBM SmartCloud
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IBM SmartCloud also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for IBM SmartCloud.

1 7 (100.00%) IBM
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) DataPower
3 4 (57.14%) WebSphere
3 4 (57.14%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle
4 3 (42.86%) WebLogic
4 3 (42.86%) IIS
4 3 (42.86%) COM+
4 3 (42.86%) HTML
4 3 (42.86%) SOAP
4 3 (42.86%) XML
4 3 (42.86%) JBoss
4 3 (42.86%) Apache
4 3 (42.86%) Tomcat
4 3 (42.86%) LDAP
4 3 (42.86%) webMethods
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Software AG
4 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
4 3 (42.86%) Internet
4 3 (42.86%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (42.86%) Splunk
4 3 (42.86%) GlassFish

IBM SmartCloud
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) WebSphere
2 3 (42.86%) Apache
2 3 (42.86%) GlassFish
2 3 (42.86%) IIS
2 3 (42.86%) JBoss
2 3 (42.86%) Tomcat
2 3 (42.86%) WebLogic
3 2 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) Internet
1 3 (42.86%) LDAP
2 2 (28.57%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) VisualVM
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Applications Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Cloud Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) COM+
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
1 3 (42.86%) SOAP
1 3 (42.86%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (14.29%) J2EE
3 1 (14.29%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) DataPower
2 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 3 (42.86%) Network Load Balancing
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (28.57%) eTOM
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) IT Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) Perl
3 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (28.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Opsview
2 2 (28.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 3 (42.86%) Software AG
2 3 (42.86%) Splunk
2 3 (42.86%) webMethods
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft