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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 82 107 90
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -17
Contract jobs citing IBM 1295 1050 1015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.35% 1.94% 2.14%
As % of the Vendors category 5.24% 4.32% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 590 523
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 30
Average hourly rate £37.25 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.45% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.15 £10.00 £19.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.61 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+35.45% -

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
24719 24319 22176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.89% 44.88% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14380 13814 11818
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1117 1081 1194
Average hourly rate £18.46 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.48% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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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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 +26 1198 £425 -1.73% 231
London +36 548 £450 -0.49% 84
South East -20 168 £425 +9.67% 45
City of London +37 153 £450 -5.26% 32
North West +33 97 £434 +3.21% 21
West Midlands +22 96 £400 -11.11% 22
East of England +27 85 £375 -11.76% 6
Berkshire +15 71 £450 +28.57% 14
Yorkshire +2 64 £375 -1.63% 14
Hertfordshire +9 52 £350 -15.15% 6
West Yorkshire -2 52 £375 -1.63% 8
Scotland -27 51 £400 - 11
Hampshire +8 48 £388 +3.33% 11
South West +25 42 £440 -6.18% 22
East Midlands -4 36 £425 +13.33% 10
Manchester +13 34 £470 +44.61% 17
Leeds -9 33 £375 +5.26% 5
Reading +14 32 £450 +42.29% 6
Tyne and Wear -3 28 £288 +2.31% 2
North East -5 28 £288 +1.95% 2
Cheshire +7 25 £415 -1.19% 2
Essex +4 25 £400 -11.11%
Bracknell +3 23 £475 +21.79%
Edinburgh -2 23 £409 -1.44% 6
Warwickshire +17 22 £423 -7.65% 3
Birmingham +5 22 £400 -5.88% 7
Buckinghamshire -12 22 £400 -8.57% 4
Milton Keynes -5 20 £413 -5.71% 4
Watford 0 18 £313 -21.87% 1
Coventry +6 17 £250 -44.44% 6

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 643 (27.12%) Finance
2 639 (26.95%) WebSphere
3 552 (23.28%) Oracle
4 477 (20.12%) Java
5 476 (20.08%) Windows
6 460 (19.40%) Linux
7 440 (18.56%) UNIX
8 405 (17.08%) SQL
9 321 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
10 309 (13.03%) Microsoft
11 307 (12.95%) Banking
12 286 (12.06%) VMware
13 279 (11.77%) HP
14 241 (10.16%) DB2
15 240 (10.12%) ITIL
15 240 (10.12%) SAN
16 239 (10.08%) Middleware
17 233 (9.83%) XML
18 231 (9.74%) SQL Server
19 226 (9.53%) AIX
20 185 (7.80%) VMware Infrastructure
21 184 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
22 180 (7.59%) Migration
23 179 (7.55%) Project Management
24 178 (7.51%) Web Services
25 175 (7.38%) J2EE
26 173 (7.30%) .NET
27 171 (7.21%) JavaScript
28 170 (7.17%) Solaris
28 170 (7.17%) Mainframe

IBM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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
1 639 (26.95%) WebSphere
2 153 (6.45%) WebSphere Application Server
3 106 (4.47%) IIS
4 99 (4.18%) SharePoint
5 93 (3.92%) Apache
6 81 (3.42%) MQSeries
7 80 (3.37%) Tomcat
8 78 (3.29%) WebLogic
9 76 (3.21%) FileNet
10 74 (3.12%) IBM HTTP Server
11 72 (3.04%) JBoss
12 42 (1.77%) CICS
13 37 (1.56%) SAS
13 37 (1.56%) OpenStack
14 31 (1.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 29 (1.22%) IBM Notes
16 28 (1.18%) MS Exchange
17 23 (0.97%) Lotus Domino
18 21 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 21 (0.89%) Confluence
Applications
1 115 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 88 (3.71%) MS Office
3 63 (2.66%) MS Visio
4 42 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 33 (1.39%) MS Project
6 8 (0.34%) SPSS
7 7 (0.30%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.17%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.084%) FastStats
10 2 (0.084%) Simulink
10 2 (0.084%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.042%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.042%) PrintSoft PReS
11 1 (0.042%) Weka
Business Applications
1 67 (2.83%) Cognos TM1
2 45 (1.90%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 24 (1.01%) Maximo
4 23 (0.97%) Oracle BPM
5 17 (0.72%) Unica
6 11 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
7 10 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
8 7 (0.30%) Summit
8 7 (0.30%) TRIRIGA
9 6 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.25%) RMDS
10 5 (0.21%) Tridion
10 5 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.21%) SunGard GMI
10 5 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
11 4 (0.17%) Cognos Planning
11 4 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (1.05%) SaaS
3 23 (0.97%) PaaS
4 22 (0.93%) IBM Blueworks
5 8 (0.34%) IBM SmartCloud
6 6 (0.25%) IaaS
6 6 (0.25%) OpenShift
6 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.25%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.21%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.21%) Office 365
8 2 (0.084%) Silverpop
8 2 (0.084%) Yammer
8 2 (0.084%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.084%) CheetahMail
8 2 (0.084%) Pure360
8 2 (0.084%) SmartFocus
9 1 (0.042%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 240 (10.12%) SAN
2 137 (5.78%) Firewall
3 119 (5.02%) HTTP
4 110 (4.64%) TCP/IP
5 83 (3.50%) WAN
6 75 (3.16%) DNS
7 71 (2.99%) LAN
8 66 (2.78%) LDAP
8 66 (2.78%) NAS
9 63 (2.66%) SSL
10 49 (2.07%) Internet
11 47 (1.98%) FTP
12 43 (1.81%) Fibre Channel
13 36 (1.52%) MPLS
14 32 (1.35%) NetScaler
15 31 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
16 29 (1.22%) Network Security
17 28 (1.18%) VPN
18 27 (1.14%) DHCP
19 21 (0.89%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (10.16%) DB2
2 231 (9.74%) SQL Server
3 161 (6.79%) Relational Database
4 127 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
5 118 (4.98%) Oracle Database
6 106 (4.47%) IBM InfoSphere
7 100 (4.22%) DataStage
8 69 (2.91%) RDBMS
9 55 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 55 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 35 (1.48%) Big Data
11 34 (1.43%) MySQL
12 31 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
13 29 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
14 26 (1.10%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 25 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
15 25 (1.05%) Hadoop
16 24 (1.01%) Cognos Report Studio
17 23 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
18 21 (0.89%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 76 (3.21%) Eclipse
2 71 (2.99%) JIRA
3 67 (2.83%) Ant
4 60 (2.53%) Jenkins
5 51 (2.15%) Subversion
6 41 (1.73%) Maven
7 38 (1.60%) SoapUI
8 34 (1.43%) Visual Studio
9 32 (1.35%) JUnit
10 31 (1.31%) Introscope
11 30 (1.27%) ClearCase
12 29 (1.22%) ERwin
13 28 (1.18%) Lombardi
14 24 (1.01%) Selenium
15 23 (0.97%) QuickTest Pro
16 21 (0.89%) LoadRunner
17 20 (0.84%) Git (software)
18 16 (0.67%) TeamCity
19 15 (0.63%) ClearQuest
20 14 (0.59%) Jasmine
General
1 643 (27.12%) Finance
2 307 (12.95%) Banking
3 130 (5.48%) Retail
4 77 (3.25%) Investment Banking
5 69 (2.91%) Manufacturing
6 68 (2.87%) Telecoms
7 57 (2.40%) Marketing
8 47 (1.98%) Financial Institution
9 28 (1.18%) Back Office
10 19 (0.80%) Legal
11 17 (0.72%) Retail Banking
12 13 (0.55%) Law
13 12 (0.51%) German Language
13 12 (0.51%) Billing
14 11 (0.46%) Automotive
14 11 (0.46%) Electronics
15 9 (0.38%) Games
16 7 (0.30%) Advertising
16 7 (0.30%) Spanish Language
17 6 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 458 (19.32%) Developer
2 383 (16.15%) Architect
3 326 (13.75%) Analyst
4 233 (9.83%) Consultant
5 182 (7.68%) Administrator
6 112 (4.72%) Java Developer
7 98 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
8 95 (4.01%) Project Manager
9 87 (3.67%) Business Analyst
10 71 (2.99%) Support Analyst
11 64 (2.70%) Infrastructure Architect
12 60 (2.53%) Data Architect
13 57 (2.40%) Programmer
14 56 (2.36%) Technical Architect
15 49 (2.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 48 (2.02%) Systems Administrator
17 46 (1.94%) Designer
18 40 (1.69%) Technical Analyst
18 40 (1.69%) DBA
18 40 (1.69%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (10.08%) Middleware
2 233 (9.83%) XML
3 178 (7.51%) Web Services
4 175 (7.38%) J2EE
5 173 (7.30%) .NET
6 167 (7.04%) WebSphere MQ
7 162 (6.83%) HTML
8 134 (5.65%) SOAP
9 127 (5.36%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 109 (4.60%) CSS
11 74 (3.12%) Spring
11 74 (3.12%) Ajax
12 62 (2.61%) JMS
12 62 (2.61%) JSP
13 61 (2.57%) REST
14 60 (2.53%) HTML5
15 56 (2.36%) Servlets
16 54 (2.28%) WSDL
17 47 (1.98%) XSLT
18 43 (1.81%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 184 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
2 170 (7.17%) Mainframe
3 138 (5.82%) Data Centre
4 116 (4.89%) DataPower
5 106 (4.47%) IBM Mainframe
6 74 (3.12%) Replication
7 72 (3.04%) Clustering
8 55 (2.32%) Management Information System
9 51 (2.15%) iSeries
10 45 (1.90%) Data Integration
11 42 (1.77%) AS400
12 30 (1.27%) Data Extraction
13 26 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
14 22 (0.93%) IBM XIV
15 21 (0.89%) Derivative
16 20 (0.84%) Computer Science
17 19 (0.80%) PKI
18 18 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
18 18 (0.76%) Visualisation
19 17 (0.72%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 476 (20.08%) Windows
2 460 (19.40%) Linux
3 440 (18.56%) UNIX
4 226 (9.53%) AIX
5 170 (7.17%) Solaris
6 132 (5.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 79 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 74 (3.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 59 (2.49%) zOS
10 58 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 37 (1.56%) HPUX
12 26 (1.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 19 (0.80%) Windows 7
14 15 (0.63%) Apple iOS
15 14 (0.59%) SUSE
16 12 (0.51%) Android
16 12 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
16 12 (0.51%) OS/400
17 11 (0.46%) Windows XP
18 8 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (10.12%) ITIL
3 180 (7.59%) Migration
4 179 (7.55%) Project Management
5 162 (6.83%) SOA
6 156 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
7 150 (6.33%) Data Modelling
8 136 (5.74%) E-Commerce
9 125 (5.27%) SDLC
10 123 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 107 (4.51%) ETL
12 105 (4.43%) Scrum
13 102 (4.30%) Change Management
14 90 (3.80%) Performance Tuning
15 87 (3.67%) OO
16 84 (3.54%) Configuration Management
17 83 (3.50%) UML
18 79 (3.33%) TDD
19 78 (3.29%) Analytics
20 73 (3.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 477 (20.12%) Java
2 405 (17.08%) SQL
3 171 (7.21%) JavaScript
4 128 (5.40%) Shell Script
5 108 (4.56%) Perl
6 90 (3.80%) C#
7 76 (3.21%) Python
8 65 (2.74%) C
9 53 (2.24%) PowerShell
10 47 (1.98%) JCL
11 46 (1.94%) PL/SQL
11 46 (1.94%) COBOL
12 45 (1.90%) Korn
13 44 (1.86%) VB
13 44 (1.86%) Bash Shell
14 36 (1.52%) C++
15 34 (1.43%) REXX
16 29 (1.22%) VBScript
16 29 (1.22%) VB6
17 28 (1.18%) Jython
Qualifications
1 124 (5.23%) Security Cleared
2 119 (5.02%) Degree
3 97 (4.09%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (1.18%) ISEB
5 28 (1.18%) IBM Certification
6 24 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (0.84%) MCSE
7 20 (0.84%) CCNP
8 19 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (0.72%) PMI Certification
10 16 (0.67%) DV Cleared
10 16 (0.67%) CISSP
11 14 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 12 (0.51%) MCSA
13 9 (0.38%) ISTQB
13 9 (0.38%) NCDA
13 9 (0.38%) NCIE
14 8 (0.34%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (4.39%) QA
2 42 (1.77%) SLA
3 30 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 18 (0.76%) Solvency II
5 15 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.55%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.42%) FATCA
8 8 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.30%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.30%) EMIR
10 6 (0.25%) COBIT
11 4 (0.17%) GAAP
12 2 (0.084%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.084%) COREP
12 2 (0.084%) FINREP
12 2 (0.084%) PMBOK
System Software
1 185 (7.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 131 (5.53%) Active Directory
3 75 (3.16%) vSphere
4 63 (2.66%) Hyper-V
5 43 (1.81%) XenApp
6 42 (1.77%) VMware ESX
7 34 (1.43%) NFS
8 32 (1.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 30 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
10 29 (1.22%) XenDesktop
11 27 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
12 21 (0.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 19 (0.80%) RACF
14 18 (0.76%) GPFS
15 17 (0.72%) KVM
16 16 (0.67%) XenServer
17 14 (0.59%) Oracle Clusterware
18 13 (0.55%) Tivoli Directory Server
19 11 (0.46%) Firmware
19 11 (0.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 156 (6.58%) Tivoli
2 81 (3.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 52 (2.19%) SCCM
4 50 (2.11%) Puppet
5 40 (1.69%) SCOM
6 38 (1.60%) Netcool
7 26 (1.10%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 24 (1.01%) HP SIM
9 23 (0.97%) NetBackup
10 19 (0.80%) CiscoWorks
10 19 (0.80%) CA Single Sign-On
11 17 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
11 17 (0.72%) CA LISA
12 16 (0.67%) SCVMM
12 16 (0.67%) Netcool/OMNIbus
13 15 (0.63%) Control-M
13 15 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
14 13 (0.55%) Red Hat Satellite
15 12 (0.51%) EdgeSight
16 11 (0.46%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 552 (23.28%) Oracle
2 309 (13.03%) Microsoft
3 286 (12.06%) VMware
4 279 (11.77%) HP
5 166 (7.00%) Cognos
6 152 (6.41%) Cisco
7 134 (5.65%) SAP
8 125 (5.27%) Citrix
9 123 (5.19%) EMC
10 118 (4.98%) Red Hat
11 115 (4.85%) CA
12 111 (4.68%) NetApp
13 95 (4.01%) TIBCO
14 75 (3.16%) Dell
15 69 (2.91%) Veritas
16 57 (2.40%) Sun
17 55 (2.32%) Remedy
18 52 (2.19%) webMethods
19 49 (2.07%) Symantec
19 49 (2.07%) Informatica
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Xcede
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Head Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £40120 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £445.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hudson IT
Rate: Day Rate Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Next Ventures Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ISL
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago