The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 July 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.

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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 86 93 84
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing IBM 1283 1140 1092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.30% 2.15% 2.22%
As % of the Vendors category 5.14% 4.77% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 577 547
Average daily rate
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£427 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 15 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +30.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.29 £24.20 £19.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £45.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £37.80 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-1.45% +33.80%

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24953 23879 23168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.69% 45.12% 47.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14638 13358 12319
Average daily rate £388 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1030 1236
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £10.95 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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 +13 1171 £438 +6.06% 251
London +11 524 £451 +0.11% 112
South East +3 209 £440 +23.59% 30
City of London +9 126 £450 -5.26% 42
Berkshire +11 91 £450 +21.62% 10
North West +4 89 £405 +6.57% 20
West Midlands +8 80 £425 - 13
East of England +20 75 £365 -8.75% 14
Yorkshire +1 65 £400 -5.88% 25
Hampshire +22 63 £400 +15.94% 3
Scotland -27 52 £375 +3.98% 10
West Yorkshire -6 51 £375 -11.76% 18
Reading +26 50 £450 -2.70% 3
South West +17 49 £425 -5.55% 24
Hertfordshire +13 46 £330 -31.42% 6
East Midlands -6 34 £450 +20.00% 9
Merseyside +9 28 £338 -21.96%
Edinburgh +7 28 £375 -6.25% 5
Manchester -14 27 £435 +24.46% 14
Leeds -20 27 £375 +25.00% 7
Cheshire +2 24 £425 -5.55% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 23 £360 -5.57% 2
North East -12 23 £288 +9.52% 2
Tyne and Wear -12 23 £288 +9.52% 2
Bracknell +1 22 £404 +3.52% 2
Warwickshire +7 21 £429 +7.18% 4
Milton Keynes -1 20 £400 +4.91% 1
Devon - 19 £450 - 4
Watford 0 18 £306 - 2
Glasgow -8 17 £425 +27.81% 2

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 687 (27.31%) Finance
2 678 (26.95%) WebSphere
3 583 (23.17%) Oracle
4 513 (20.39%) Java
5 484 (19.24%) Linux
6 464 (18.44%) Windows
7 452 (17.97%) UNIX
8 431 (17.13%) SQL
9 373 (14.83%) Agile Software Development
10 328 (13.04%) Microsoft
11 319 (12.68%) Banking
12 310 (12.32%) VMware
13 293 (11.65%) HP
14 265 (10.53%) DB2
15 264 (10.49%) AIX
15 264 (10.49%) Middleware
16 263 (10.45%) SQL Server
17 260 (10.33%) SAN
18 239 (9.50%) XML
19 223 (8.86%) ITIL
20 215 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
21 204 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
22 200 (7.95%) Migration
23 192 (7.63%) Web Services
24 190 (7.55%) JavaScript
24 190 (7.55%) Mainframe
25 188 (7.47%) .NET
26 185 (7.35%) WebSphere MQ
27 184 (7.31%) SOA
28 181 (7.19%) Project Management

IBM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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
1 678 (26.95%) WebSphere
2 140 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 105 (4.17%) IIS
4 94 (3.74%) Apache
5 93 (3.70%) MQSeries
6 90 (3.58%) SharePoint
7 87 (3.46%) Tomcat
8 78 (3.10%) JBoss
9 77 (3.06%) FileNet
10 74 (2.94%) WebLogic
11 53 (2.11%) IBM HTTP Server
12 42 (1.67%) CICS
13 37 (1.47%) SAS
13 37 (1.47%) OpenStack
14 30 (1.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 26 (1.03%) MS Exchange
16 24 (0.95%) IBM Notes
17 22 (0.87%) Lotus Domino
18 21 (0.83%) Confluence
19 19 (0.76%) Documentum
Applications
1 122 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 89 (3.54%) MS Office
3 72 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 47 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 30 (1.19%) MS Project
6 10 (0.40%) SPSS
7 7 (0.28%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.079%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.079%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.079%) FastStats
10 1 (0.040%) Weka
10 1 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.040%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 59 (2.34%) Cognos TM1
2 45 (1.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 27 (1.07%) Maximo
4 25 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
5 16 (0.64%) Unica
6 12 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
7 11 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (0.32%) Summit
8 8 (0.32%) RMDS
9 7 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
10 6 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
10 6 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
10 6 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
11 5 (0.20%) Tridion
11 5 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
11 5 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
11 5 (0.20%) TRIRIGA
12 4 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 37 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (1.11%) SaaS
3 25 (0.99%) IBM Blueworks
4 24 (0.95%) PaaS
5 14 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (0.40%) IaaS
7 8 (0.32%) IBM SmartCloud
8 7 (0.28%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.20%) Office 365
9 5 (0.20%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.16%) IBM PureFlex
11 3 (0.12%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.12%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.079%) CheetahMail
12 2 (0.079%) Pure360
12 2 (0.079%) SmartFocus
12 2 (0.079%) Rackspace Cloud
12 2 (0.079%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 260 (10.33%) SAN
2 136 (5.41%) Firewall
3 110 (4.37%) HTTP
4 104 (4.13%) TCP/IP
5 80 (3.18%) WAN
6 76 (3.02%) DNS
7 71 (2.82%) NAS
8 69 (2.74%) SSL
9 67 (2.66%) LAN
10 62 (2.46%) LDAP
11 49 (1.95%) FTP
12 47 (1.87%) Internet
13 46 (1.83%) Fibre Channel
14 39 (1.55%) MPLS
15 38 (1.51%) Network Security
16 35 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
17 31 (1.23%) VPN
18 29 (1.15%) DHCP
19 26 (1.03%) NetScaler
20 23 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (10.53%) DB2
2 263 (10.45%) SQL Server
3 159 (6.32%) Relational Database
4 132 (5.25%) Data Warehouse
5 119 (4.73%) Oracle Database
6 107 (4.25%) DataStage
7 105 (4.17%) IBM InfoSphere
8 72 (2.86%) RDBMS
9 53 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 52 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 45 (1.79%) Big Data
12 40 (1.59%) MySQL
13 38 (1.51%) Hadoop
14 36 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
15 35 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
16 28 (1.11%) Cognos Framework Manager
17 27 (1.07%) Cognos Report Studio
18 26 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
19 24 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
20 22 (0.87%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 78 (3.10%) JIRA
2 76 (3.02%) Eclipse
3 71 (2.82%) Jenkins
4 64 (2.54%) Subversion
5 62 (2.46%) Ant
6 41 (1.63%) SoapUI
7 40 (1.59%) Maven
8 38 (1.51%) JUnit
9 37 (1.47%) Visual Studio
10 33 (1.31%) Lombardi
11 31 (1.23%) LoadRunner
12 30 (1.19%) ClearCase
12 30 (1.19%) ERwin
13 29 (1.15%) Git (software)
14 27 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
15 24 (0.95%) Introscope
15 24 (0.95%) HP UFT
16 23 (0.91%) Selenium
17 20 (0.79%) ClearQuest
18 15 (0.60%) TeamCity
General
1 687 (27.31%) Finance
2 319 (12.68%) Banking
3 140 (5.56%) Retail
4 77 (3.06%) Investment Banking
5 63 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 60 (2.38%) Marketing
7 57 (2.27%) Telecoms
8 49 (1.95%) Financial Institution
9 31 (1.23%) Back Office
10 21 (0.83%) Retail Banking
11 17 (0.68%) Billing
12 14 (0.56%) Legal
12 14 (0.56%) German Language
13 12 (0.48%) Automotive
13 12 (0.48%) Law
14 11 (0.44%) Electronics
14 11 (0.44%) Spanish Language
15 9 (0.36%) French Language
15 9 (0.36%) Games
16 8 (0.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 491 (19.52%) Developer
2 422 (16.77%) Architect
3 328 (13.04%) Analyst
4 243 (9.66%) Consultant
5 173 (6.88%) Administrator
6 123 (4.89%) Solutions Architect
7 122 (4.85%) Java Developer
8 104 (4.13%) Project Manager
9 89 (3.54%) Business Analyst
10 70 (2.78%) Infrastructure Architect
11 67 (2.66%) Support Analyst
12 66 (2.62%) Designer
13 58 (2.31%) Data Architect
14 56 (2.23%) Technical Architect
15 55 (2.19%) Systems Administrator
16 54 (2.15%) Programmer
17 50 (1.99%) Senior Developer
18 49 (1.95%) DBA
19 43 (1.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 42 (1.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (10.49%) Middleware
2 239 (9.50%) XML
3 192 (7.63%) Web Services
4 188 (7.47%) .NET
5 185 (7.35%) WebSphere MQ
6 176 (7.00%) J2EE
7 173 (6.88%) HTML
8 152 (6.04%) SOAP
9 127 (5.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 117 (4.65%) CSS
11 80 (3.18%) Spring
12 78 (3.10%) Ajax
13 73 (2.90%) REST
14 68 (2.70%) HTML5
14 68 (2.70%) JMS
15 65 (2.58%) JSP
16 62 (2.46%) Servlets
17 55 (2.19%) ASP.NET
18 54 (2.15%) WSDL
18 54 (2.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 215 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
2 190 (7.55%) Mainframe
3 158 (6.28%) DataPower
4 151 (6.00%) Data Centre
5 104 (4.13%) IBM Mainframe
6 78 (3.10%) Clustering
7 66 (2.62%) Replication
8 61 (2.42%) Management Information System
9 55 (2.19%) Data Integration
10 48 (1.91%) iSeries
11 34 (1.35%) PKI
12 33 (1.31%) EMC VMAX
13 32 (1.27%) AS400
13 32 (1.27%) Data Extraction
14 28 (1.11%) EMC VNX
15 27 (1.07%) Derivative
16 26 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
17 23 (0.91%) User Experience
17 23 (0.91%) Client/Server
18 22 (0.87%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 484 (19.24%) Linux
2 464 (18.44%) Windows
3 452 (17.97%) UNIX
4 264 (10.49%) AIX
5 179 (7.11%) Solaris
6 137 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 83 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 68 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 64 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 62 (2.46%) zOS
11 32 (1.27%) HPUX
12 25 (0.99%) Data ONTAP
13 22 (0.87%) Windows 7
14 20 (0.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 17 (0.68%) SUSE
16 13 (0.52%) Apple iOS
17 11 (0.44%) Android
18 10 (0.40%) Windows XP
19 8 (0.32%) NetWare
19 8 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (14.83%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (8.86%) ITIL
3 200 (7.95%) Migration
4 184 (7.31%) SOA
5 181 (7.19%) Project Management
6 166 (6.60%) Data Modelling
7 163 (6.48%) Business Intelligence
8 133 (5.29%) SDLC
9 130 (5.17%) E-Commerce
10 129 (5.13%) ETL
11 126 (5.01%) Stakeholder Management
12 122 (4.85%) Scrum
13 116 (4.61%) Change Management
14 95 (3.78%) Configuration Management
15 92 (3.66%) OO
15 92 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
16 87 (3.46%) TDD
17 86 (3.42%) UML
18 85 (3.38%) Continuous Integration
19 80 (3.18%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 513 (20.39%) Java
2 431 (17.13%) SQL
3 190 (7.55%) JavaScript
4 139 (5.52%) Shell Script
5 109 (4.33%) Perl
6 90 (3.58%) C#
7 67 (2.66%) Python
8 58 (2.31%) C
9 57 (2.27%) JCL
10 53 (2.11%) Bash Shell
10 53 (2.11%) PowerShell
11 48 (1.91%) Korn
11 48 (1.91%) VB
12 46 (1.83%) PL/SQL
13 44 (1.75%) COBOL
14 42 (1.67%) REXX
15 37 (1.47%) C++
16 28 (1.11%) VB6
17 23 (0.91%) VBScript
18 22 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 125 (4.97%) Degree
2 123 (4.89%) Security Cleared
3 89 (3.54%) SC Cleared
4 35 (1.39%) ISEB
5 34 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (1.19%) IBM Certification
6 30 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (0.95%) CCNP
8 22 (0.87%) CISSP
8 22 (0.87%) MCSE
8 22 (0.87%) PMI Certification
9 17 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (0.56%) MCSA
11 13 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 12 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (0.44%) PMP
13 11 (0.44%) CCNA
14 10 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
15 9 (0.36%) ISTQB
15 9 (0.36%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (3.82%) QA
2 54 (2.15%) SLA
3 33 (1.31%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.52%) Solvency II
6 11 (0.44%) FATCA
7 9 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.32%) EMIR
9 7 (0.28%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.20%) COBIT
11 4 (0.16%) GAAP
12 2 (0.079%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.079%) COREP
12 2 (0.079%) FINREP
12 2 (0.079%) PMBOK
System Software
1 204 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 133 (5.29%) Active Directory
3 91 (3.62%) vSphere
4 65 (2.58%) Hyper-V
5 48 (1.91%) VMware ESX
6 47 (1.87%) XenApp
7 46 (1.83%) NFS
8 37 (1.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 30 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
10 26 (1.03%) XenDesktop
10 26 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
11 25 (0.99%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 22 (0.87%) KVM
13 21 (0.83%) RACF
14 18 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 18 (0.72%) GPFS
15 16 (0.64%) Oracle Clusterware
15 16 (0.64%) SRDF
16 15 (0.60%) XenServer
17 14 (0.56%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 159 (6.32%) Tivoli
2 81 (3.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 61 (2.42%) Puppet
4 36 (1.43%) SCCM
5 32 (1.27%) NetBackup
6 29 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (1.07%) Netcool
8 24 (0.95%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 23 (0.91%) EMC VPLEX
10 20 (0.79%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 20 (0.79%) CA Single Sign-On
10 20 (0.79%) SCOM
11 19 (0.76%) Control-M
12 18 (0.72%) CiscoWorks
13 17 (0.68%) CA LISA
13 17 (0.68%) HP SIM
14 16 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
15 15 (0.60%) BladeLogic
16 13 (0.52%) OMEGAMON
16 13 (0.52%) OpenView
Vendors
1 583 (23.17%) Oracle
2 328 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 310 (12.32%) VMware
4 293 (11.65%) HP
5 166 (6.60%) Cisco
6 165 (6.56%) Cognos
7 141 (5.60%) SAP
8 139 (5.52%) EMC
9 138 (5.48%) Red Hat
10 131 (5.21%) Citrix
11 118 (4.69%) NetApp
12 112 (4.45%) CA
13 101 (4.01%) TIBCO
14 83 (3.30%) Veritas
15 71 (2.82%) Dell
16 63 (2.50%) Symantec
17 60 (2.38%) Sun
18 57 (2.27%) BMC
19 53 (2.11%) webMethods
20 52 (2.07%) Brocade
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £150.00 - £220 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Adroit People Limited
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Rate: £175 - £225 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £415.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day Flexible
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates
Posted: 3 days ago