The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the International Business Machines Corporation.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 91 81 78
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing IBM 1165 1051 1301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.07% 2.20% 2.15%
As % of the Vendors category 4.51% 4.68% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 517 628
Average daily rate £425 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 35
Average hourly rate £18.75 £26.00 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.88% -6.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.93 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +25.00%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IBM
Daily Rate Trend

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

IBM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IBM
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

IBM Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

IBM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -14 1046 £425 +3.97% 222
London -6 482 £450 +5.26% 121
South East -5 190 £425 +6.25% 22
East of England +25 99 £425 +41.66% 13
City of London -23 95 £450 +5.88% 35
Scotland +11 82 £400 - 8
Berkshire +10 61 £350 -14.63% 5
North West -24 59 £400 +12.67% 33
West Midlands +4 57 £425 +6.25% 5
Hampshire +13 52 £375 -2.04% 4
Hertfordshire +22 50 £400 -2.43% 6
Yorkshire 0 48 £400 - 10
Edinburgh -16 41 £425 +6.25% 1
West Yorkshire 0 37 £413 +3.12% 6
Buckinghamshire -9 37 £475 +46.15% 3
East Midlands -18 36 £375 +38.88% 3
South West -29 35 £450 -7.69% 13
Surrey -1 32 £430 +25.09% 5
Essex -7 31 £425 - 3
Milton Keynes -9 31 £488 +96.96%
Watford -1 26 £400 -11.11% 3
Leeds -2 26 £356 -13.63% 3
North East -21 24 £288 +6.48% 2
Tyne and Wear -24 23 £285 +5.55% 2
Reading +4 21 £338 -15.62% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 21 £288 +6.48% 2
Manchester -13 20 £323 -7.85% 13
Cheshire -23 17 £420 +5.66% 10
Birmingham -8 16 £388 +6.89% 2
Wales -22 16 £425 +13.33% 5

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IBM 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.

1 606 (27.85%) Finance
2 605 (27.80%) Oracle
3 526 (24.17%) WebSphere
4 494 (22.70%) Windows
5 482 (22.15%) UNIX
6 435 (19.99%) Linux
7 429 (19.72%) SQL
8 379 (17.42%) Java
9 319 (14.66%) Microsoft
10 312 (14.34%) AIX
11 297 (13.65%) DB2
12 274 (12.59%) HP
13 264 (12.13%) Banking
14 248 (11.40%) Solaris
15 236 (10.85%) VMware
16 226 (10.39%) Retail
17 216 (9.93%) ITIL
18 212 (9.74%) SAN
19 202 (9.28%) Mainframe
20 200 (9.19%) Tivoli
21 197 (9.05%) Middleware
22 185 (8.50%) Migration
22 185 (8.50%) XML
23 182 (8.36%) Project Management
24 181 (8.32%) Data Warehouse
25 169 (7.77%) SQL Server
26 161 (7.40%) SAP
26 161 (7.40%) E-Commerce
27 160 (7.35%) Oracle Database
28 159 (7.31%) WebSphere Application Server

IBM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IBM 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 526 (24.17%) WebSphere
2 159 (7.31%) WebSphere Application Server
3 86 (3.95%) IIS
4 83 (3.81%) Tomcat
5 79 (3.63%) CICS
6 71 (3.26%) WebLogic
7 70 (3.22%) Apache
8 57 (2.62%) MS Exchange
9 56 (2.57%) MQSeries
10 55 (2.53%) SharePoint
11 41 (1.88%) IBM HTTP Server
12 38 (1.75%) IBM Notes
13 35 (1.61%) FileNet
14 31 (1.42%) WebSphere Portal
15 28 (1.29%) WebSphere Process Server
16 25 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
17 23 (1.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 22 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
19 19 (0.87%) SAS
20 17 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 126 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 93 (4.27%) MS Office
3 37 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (0.97%) MS Project
6 10 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.28%) SPSS
8 5 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
8 5 (0.23%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.046%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.046%) Maya
9 1 (0.046%) Stata
9 1 (0.046%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 61 (2.80%) Cognos TM1
2 30 (1.38%) Maximo
2 30 (1.38%) Oracle BPM
3 25 (1.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 20 (0.92%) Tridion
5 16 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
6 9 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
7 8 (0.37%) RMDS
7 8 (0.37%) SAP ERP
8 7 (0.32%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.32%) Magento
8 7 (0.32%) Cognos Controller
9 5 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
9 5 (0.23%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
9 5 (0.23%) SAP HR
9 5 (0.23%) Agresso
10 4 (0.18%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.18%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.69%) SaaS
2 12 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.51%) IBM SmartCloud
4 10 (0.46%) Office 365
4 10 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.37%) PaaS
6 6 (0.28%) IaaS
6 6 (0.28%) GitHub
7 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.046%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 212 (9.74%) SAN
2 109 (5.01%) Firewall
3 85 (3.91%) HTTP
4 80 (3.68%) TCP/IP
4 80 (3.68%) LAN
5 69 (3.17%) Internet
6 68 (3.13%) WAN
7 67 (3.08%) DNS
8 51 (2.34%) FTP
9 46 (2.11%) LDAP
9 46 (2.11%) SSL
10 45 (2.07%) NAS
11 38 (1.75%) DHCP
12 32 (1.47%) VPN
13 28 (1.29%) Network Security
14 26 (1.19%) Intranet
15 22 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
16 20 (0.92%) Connectrix
17 17 (0.78%) VLAN
18 15 (0.69%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (13.65%) DB2
2 181 (8.32%) Data Warehouse
3 169 (7.77%) SQL Server
4 160 (7.35%) Oracle Database
5 111 (5.10%) Relational Database
6 85 (3.91%) DataStage
7 57 (2.62%) RDBMS
8 54 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 38 (1.75%) IBM InfoSphere
10 32 (1.47%) Big Data
11 31 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
12 30 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
12 30 (1.38%) Oracle ODI
13 29 (1.33%) MySQL
14 23 (1.06%) Hadoop
14 23 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 19 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
16 16 (0.74%) OLAP
16 16 (0.74%) QlikView
17 15 (0.69%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 60 (2.76%) Eclipse
2 53 (2.44%) ClearQuest
3 51 (2.34%) Ant
4 50 (2.30%) Subversion
5 46 (2.11%) ClearCase
6 38 (1.75%) JUnit
6 38 (1.75%) JIRA
7 23 (1.06%) Jenkins
8 21 (0.97%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 20 (0.92%) Log4j
9 20 (0.92%) Rational Functional Tester
10 19 (0.87%) Visual Studio
11 18 (0.83%) Selenium
12 17 (0.78%) Maven
12 17 (0.78%) LoadRunner
13 16 (0.74%) Rational Performance Tester
14 15 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
14 15 (0.69%) Rational DOORS
14 15 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
14 15 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 606 (27.85%) Finance
2 264 (12.13%) Banking
3 226 (10.39%) Retail
4 92 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 79 (3.63%) Manufacturing
6 69 (3.17%) Investment Banking
7 37 (1.70%) Financial Institution
8 31 (1.42%) Advertising
9 29 (1.33%) Legal
10 22 (1.01%) Marketing
11 20 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (0.74%) Publishing
13 14 (0.64%) Back Office
14 10 (0.46%) French Language
15 8 (0.37%) Billing
15 8 (0.37%) Dutch Language
16 6 (0.28%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.23%) German Language
17 5 (0.23%) Wholesale Banking
18 4 (0.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 329 (15.12%) Architect
2 302 (13.88%) Developer
3 295 (13.56%) Analyst
4 216 (9.93%) Consultant
5 197 (9.05%) Administrator
6 150 (6.89%) Project Manager
7 100 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
8 71 (3.26%) Java Developer
9 67 (3.08%) Business Analyst
10 60 (2.76%) Tester
11 59 (2.71%) Infrastructure Architect
12 57 (2.62%) Test Analyst
12 57 (2.62%) Programmer
13 54 (2.48%) Designer
14 47 (2.16%) Technical Architect
15 45 (2.07%) Systems Programmer
16 44 (2.02%) WebSphere Administrator
16 44 (2.02%) Systems Administrator
17 35 (1.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 34 (1.56%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (9.05%) Middleware
2 185 (8.50%) XML
3 147 (6.76%) J2EE
4 133 (6.11%) Web Services
5 118 (5.42%) HTML
6 110 (5.06%) WebSphere MQ
7 102 (4.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 93 (4.27%) .NET
9 68 (3.13%) SOAP
10 65 (2.99%) JMS
11 64 (2.94%) XSLT
12 51 (2.34%) Spring
13 46 (2.11%) CSS
14 44 (2.02%) JSP
15 42 (1.93%) Ajax
16 41 (1.88%) JDBC
17 32 (1.47%) Servlets
17 32 (1.47%) Oracle Fusion
18 31 (1.42%) XML Schema
19 29 (1.33%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 202 (9.28%) Mainframe
2 88 (4.04%) IBM Mainframe
3 66 (3.03%) iSeries
4 60 (2.76%) Clustering
5 56 (2.57%) Replication
6 47 (2.16%) AS400
6 47 (2.16%) DataPower
7 46 (2.11%) Management Information System
8 34 (1.56%) SWIFT
9 27 (1.24%) CLARiiON
9 27 (1.24%) HACMP
10 25 (1.15%) Web 2.0
11 23 (1.06%) Open Source
12 22 (1.01%) Mobile App
13 19 (0.87%) EMC Centera
14 18 (0.83%) Data Integration
15 17 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
15 17 (0.78%) Client/Server
16 15 (0.69%) Fat Client
16 15 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 494 (22.70%) Windows
2 482 (22.15%) UNIX
3 435 (19.99%) Linux
4 312 (14.34%) AIX
5 248 (11.40%) Solaris
6 128 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 117 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 104 (4.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 98 (4.50%) zOS
10 52 (2.39%) SUSE
11 39 (1.79%) Windows XP
12 35 (1.61%) Windows 7
13 34 (1.56%) HPUX
14 24 (1.10%) Apple iOS
14 24 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
15 14 (0.64%) MVS
16 13 (0.60%) Android
17 12 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
18 11 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
18 11 (0.51%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (9.93%) ITIL
2 185 (8.50%) Migration
3 182 (8.36%) Project Management
4 161 (7.40%) E-Commerce
5 144 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
6 139 (6.39%) SOA
7 137 (6.30%) ETL
8 127 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
9 116 (5.33%) Data Modelling
10 104 (4.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 89 (4.09%) UML
12 79 (3.63%) Performance Tuning
13 78 (3.58%) Change Management
14 75 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
15 71 (3.26%) Waterfall
16 69 (3.17%) Scrum
17 68 (3.13%) Service Delivery
18 67 (3.08%) Workflow
19 66 (3.03%) PRINCE2
20 63 (2.90%) OO
Programming Languages
1 429 (19.72%) SQL
2 379 (17.42%) Java
3 130 (5.97%) Shell Script
4 99 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 95 (4.37%) Perl
6 68 (3.13%) Bash Shell
7 57 (2.62%) Korn
8 56 (2.57%) PL/SQL
9 52 (2.39%) COBOL
10 44 (2.02%) C
11 37 (1.70%) XPath
12 36 (1.65%) JCL
13 32 (1.47%) C++
14 30 (1.38%) PowerShell
15 28 (1.29%) REXX
16 26 (1.19%) C#
17 25 (1.15%) RPG
18 21 (0.97%) Python
19 18 (0.83%) VB
20 17 (0.78%) Jython
Qualifications
1 116 (5.33%) Security Cleared
2 93 (4.27%) Degree
3 77 (3.54%) SC Cleared
4 43 (1.98%) ISEB
5 31 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
7 28 (1.29%) MCSE
8 22 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (0.83%) IBM Certification
9 18 (0.83%) ISTQB
10 17 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
11 16 (0.74%) RHCE
12 14 (0.64%) CCNA
12 14 (0.64%) DV Cleared
13 13 (0.60%) MCITP
13 13 (0.60%) CCNP
14 12 (0.55%) MCSA
14 12 (0.55%) CISSP
15 11 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (0.51%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (3.35%) QA
2 52 (2.39%) SLA
3 16 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.46%) RosettaNet
7 6 (0.28%) ISO 8583
8 5 (0.23%) TickIT
8 5 (0.23%) GAAP
9 2 (0.092%) Basel III
10 1 (0.046%) Dublin Core
10 1 (0.046%) COBIT
10 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.046%) GxP
System Software
1 142 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 116 (5.33%) Active Directory
3 60 (2.76%) VMware ESX
4 53 (2.44%) vSphere
5 48 (2.21%) Hyper-V
6 43 (1.98%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 36 (1.65%) SRDF
8 34 (1.56%) XenApp
9 32 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
10 27 (1.24%) NFS
11 26 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (0.78%) XenDesktop
12 17 (0.78%) Xen
13 15 (0.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 15 (0.69%) PowerHA
14 12 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 10 (0.46%) KVM
16 9 (0.41%) RACF
17 7 (0.32%) Tivoli Directory Server
17 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 200 (9.19%) Tivoli
2 103 (4.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 52 (2.39%) NetBackup
4 23 (1.06%) SCCM
4 23 (1.06%) BladeLogic
5 22 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
6 19 (0.87%) Data Guard
7 18 (0.83%) EMC TimeFinder
8 16 (0.74%) Control-M
8 16 (0.74%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 16 (0.74%) SCOM
9 15 (0.69%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 14 (0.64%) Netcool
10 14 (0.64%) Backup Exec
11 13 (0.60%) Netcool/OMNIbus
12 11 (0.51%) HP SIM
12 11 (0.51%) EMC Navisphere
13 10 (0.46%) Puppet
14 9 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 8 (0.37%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 605 (27.80%) Oracle
2 319 (14.66%) Microsoft
3 274 (12.59%) HP
4 236 (10.85%) VMware
5 161 (7.40%) SAP
6 146 (6.71%) Red Hat
7 137 (6.30%) NetApp
8 129 (5.93%) EMC
8 129 (5.93%) Cisco
9 126 (5.79%) Cognos
10 100 (4.60%) Citrix
11 59 (2.71%) Sun
12 58 (2.67%) Dell
13 56 (2.57%) BMC
14 53 (2.44%) TIBCO
15 48 (2.21%) Ab Initio
16 47 (2.16%) JBoss
17 44 (2.02%) Siebel
18 41 (1.88%) Business Objects
19 40 (1.84%) CA
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