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 29 August 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.

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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 76 77 84
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing IBM 1290 1270 1275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.28% 2.41% 2.20%
As % of the Vendors category 4.93% 5.14% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 646 583
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 30
Average hourly rate £30.88 £24.67 £29.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.15% -16.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.50 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £19.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+77.21% -36.29%

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
26168 24713 26939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.27% 46.89% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14687 13698 13693
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1117 1107 1353
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 0 1126 £415 -2.35% 238
London +16 493 £410 -8.88% 109
South East -40 183 £400 -3.03% 50
City of London +5 111 £410 -18.00% 31
North West -7 92 £350 -11.11% 13
Scotland -9 80 £360 -10.00% 12
West Midlands +12 77 £425 +0.89% 16
East of England -9 77 £400 +28.00% 13
Yorkshire +10 65 £425 +41.66% 12
Berkshire -15 60 £475 +8.57% 11
South West -30 55 £415 +7.09% 19
West Yorkshire +22 54 £425 +13.33% 8
Manchester +15 48 £313 +4.16% 6
East Midlands +3 45 £450 -2.70% 3
Wales +11 35 £428 +42.50% 7
Hampshire -43 33 £325 -10.95% 14
Buckinghamshire -15 31 £365 -5.80% 2
South Wales +8 27 £401 +33.75% 7
Cheshire -25 24 £433 +1.76% 4
Halifax +10 23 £425 - 1
Glasgow +4 23 £300 -25.00% 4
Milton Keynes -21 23 £380 -5.00% 2
Hertfordshire -25 23 £245 -36.77% 9
Surrey -9 22 £336 -7.24% 12
Nottinghamshire +25 21 £460 +85.85%
Stirling +6 20 £513 -6.81%
Nottingham +23 19 £445 +81.63%
Leeds -3 19 £425 +15.25% 7
Reading -10 19 £575 +27.77% 7
Coventry +6 18 £438 - 3

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 677 (29.33%) WebSphere
2 637 (27.60%) Oracle
3 606 (26.26%) Finance
4 593 (25.69%) Linux
5 499 (21.62%) Windows
6 463 (20.06%) SQL
7 454 (19.67%) UNIX
8 441 (19.11%) Java
9 418 (18.11%) Microsoft
10 331 (14.34%) VMware
11 297 (12.87%) AIX
12 290 (12.56%) HP
13 268 (11.61%) DB2
14 245 (10.62%) Mainframe
15 244 (10.57%) XML
16 228 (9.88%) SAP
17 221 (9.58%) Retail
18 219 (9.49%) Banking
19 212 (9.19%) Middleware
19 212 (9.19%) VMware Infrastructure
20 206 (8.93%) ITIL
21 201 (8.71%) SOA
22 200 (8.67%) WebSphere MQ
23 199 (8.62%) SAN
24 196 (8.49%) Migration
25 189 (8.19%) SQL Server
26 186 (8.06%) Web Services
27 176 (7.63%) Cisco
28 174 (7.54%) Solaris
29 172 (7.45%) EMC

IBM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 677 (29.33%) WebSphere
2 158 (6.85%) WebSphere Application Server
3 125 (5.42%) WebLogic
4 113 (4.90%) Tomcat
5 106 (4.59%) Apache
6 95 (4.12%) IIS
7 83 (3.60%) FileNet
8 66 (2.86%) SharePoint
8 66 (2.86%) CICS
9 64 (2.77%) MS Exchange
10 62 (2.69%) MQSeries
11 53 (2.30%) IBM HTTP Server
12 39 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
13 29 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
14 26 (1.13%) WebSphere Portal
15 24 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 23 (1.00%) Lync
17 20 (0.87%) Adobe CQ
17 20 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
17 20 (0.87%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 133 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 92 (3.99%) MS Office
3 33 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.17%) MS Project
5 20 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.30%) Adobe Captivate
7 6 (0.26%) RoboHelp
8 4 (0.17%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.17%) SPSS
9 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.087%) CPLEX
11 1 (0.043%) Stata
11 1 (0.043%) CATIA
11 1 (0.043%) Maple
Business Applications
1 45 (1.95%) Cognos TM1
2 33 (1.43%) Maximo
3 32 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
4 21 (0.91%) Oracle BPM
5 18 (0.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 16 (0.69%) Workday HCM
7 14 (0.61%) SAP HR
8 11 (0.48%) TRIRIGA
8 11 (0.48%) SAP ERP
9 9 (0.39%) Cognos Controller
10 8 (0.35%) SAP FI
10 8 (0.35%) Tridion
11 7 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
12 6 (0.26%) BASE24
12 6 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
12 6 (0.26%) SAP CO
12 6 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 6 (0.26%) Misys Midas
12 6 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
12 6 (0.26%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 46 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (0.87%) IBM SmartCloud
4 15 (0.65%) SaaS
5 10 (0.43%) Office 365
6 8 (0.35%) IaaS
6 8 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
7 7 (0.30%) PaaS
8 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 199 (8.62%) SAN
2 137 (5.94%) DNS
3 131 (5.68%) Firewall
4 103 (4.46%) HTTP
5 85 (3.68%) TCP/IP
6 68 (2.95%) Internet
7 63 (2.73%) LAN
7 63 (2.73%) WAN
8 61 (2.64%) SSL
9 57 (2.47%) VPN
10 44 (1.91%) NAS
11 41 (1.78%) FTP
12 37 (1.60%) Network Security
13 35 (1.52%) LDAP
13 35 (1.52%) DHCP
14 33 (1.43%) Fibre Channel
15 31 (1.34%) VLAN
16 26 (1.13%) Cisco Nexus
17 25 (1.08%) Intranet
18 23 (1.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (11.61%) DB2
2 189 (8.19%) SQL Server
3 131 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
4 120 (5.20%) Oracle Database
5 100 (4.33%) Relational Database
6 82 (3.55%) DataStage
7 69 (2.99%) IBM InfoSphere
8 59 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 50 (2.17%) RDBMS
10 40 (1.73%) Oracle Exadata
11 39 (1.69%) MySQL
12 35 (1.52%) Big Data
13 33 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
14 28 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
15 23 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 21 (0.91%) Oracle ODI
17 20 (0.87%) SAP Data Services
17 20 (0.87%) MS Access
18 19 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
18 19 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 66 (2.86%) Eclipse
2 60 (2.60%) JIRA
2 60 (2.60%) Subversion
3 57 (2.47%) Ant
4 52 (2.25%) Jenkins
5 51 (2.21%) ClearQuest
6 48 (2.08%) ClearCase
7 45 (1.95%) Maven
8 44 (1.91%) JUnit
9 35 (1.52%) Selenium
10 31 (1.34%) Introscope
10 31 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
11 25 (1.08%) Hudson
11 25 (1.08%) Rational DOORS
12 24 (1.04%) QuickTest Pro
13 22 (0.95%) Visual Studio
14 21 (0.91%) LoadRunner
15 19 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
16 18 (0.78%) Git (software)
17 15 (0.65%) SoapUI
General
1 606 (26.26%) Finance
2 221 (9.58%) Retail
3 219 (9.49%) Banking
4 80 (3.47%) Manufacturing
5 78 (3.38%) Investment Banking
6 70 (3.03%) Financial Institution
6 70 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 46 (1.99%) Marketing
8 25 (1.08%) Advertising
9 21 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
10 20 (0.87%) Legal
11 15 (0.65%) Automotive
11 15 (0.65%) German Language
12 14 (0.61%) Back Office
13 13 (0.56%) French Language
14 12 (0.52%) Military
14 12 (0.52%) Publishing
15 11 (0.48%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.43%) Dutch Language
17 7 (0.30%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 415 (17.98%) Developer
2 319 (13.82%) Architect
3 267 (11.57%) Analyst
4 208 (9.01%) Consultant
5 192 (8.32%) Administrator
6 119 (5.16%) Java Developer
7 117 (5.07%) Project Manager
8 94 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
9 78 (3.38%) Business Analyst
10 71 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
11 68 (2.95%) Technical Architect
12 59 (2.56%) WebSphere Developer
13 55 (2.38%) Infrastructure Architect
14 54 (2.34%) Designer
15 48 (2.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 45 (1.95%) Tester
17 43 (1.86%) Systems Administrator
18 41 (1.78%) Senior Developer
19 40 (1.73%) Integration Architect
20 39 (1.69%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (10.57%) XML
2 212 (9.19%) Middleware
3 200 (8.67%) WebSphere MQ
4 186 (8.06%) Web Services
5 158 (6.85%) HTML
5 158 (6.85%) J2EE
6 148 (6.41%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 115 (4.98%) .NET
8 107 (4.64%) Spring
9 104 (4.51%) SOAP
10 82 (3.55%) CSS
11 77 (3.34%) XSLT
12 73 (3.16%) JMS
13 63 (2.73%) REST
14 59 (2.56%) JSP
15 51 (2.21%) Ajax
16 47 (2.04%) JDBC
16 47 (2.04%) Struts
17 43 (1.86%) Hibernate
18 42 (1.82%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 245 (10.62%) Mainframe
2 127 (5.50%) IBM Mainframe
3 111 (4.81%) Clustering
4 79 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 75 (3.25%) iSeries
6 71 (3.08%) DataPower
7 60 (2.60%) Open Source
8 58 (2.51%) Replication
9 54 (2.34%) AS400
10 45 (1.95%) Hedge funds
11 34 (1.47%) Computer Science
12 28 (1.21%) Enterprise Storage
13 27 (1.17%) HACMP
14 25 (1.08%) Visualisation
15 24 (1.04%) Web 2.0
16 23 (1.00%) Client/Server
16 23 (1.00%) Data Integration
17 22 (0.95%) SWIFT
18 20 (0.87%) Mobile App
18 20 (0.87%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 593 (25.69%) Linux
2 499 (21.62%) Windows
3 454 (19.67%) UNIX
4 297 (12.87%) AIX
5 174 (7.54%) Solaris
6 135 (5.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 110 (4.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 90 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 81 (3.51%) zOS
10 55 (2.38%) SUSE
11 46 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
12 45 (1.95%) HPUX
13 39 (1.69%) Windows 7
14 35 (1.52%) Windows XP
15 34 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
16 33 (1.43%) SELinux
17 17 (0.74%) Apple iOS
18 14 (0.61%) VMS
19 13 (0.56%) MVS
20 11 (0.48%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (8.93%) ITIL
2 201 (8.71%) SOA
3 196 (8.49%) Migration
4 157 (6.80%) Project Management
5 153 (6.63%) E-Commerce
6 132 (5.72%) Agile Software Development
7 124 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
8 119 (5.16%) ETL
9 107 (4.64%) UML
10 104 (4.51%) Workflow
11 103 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
12 87 (3.77%) Data Management
13 83 (3.60%) Scrum
13 83 (3.60%) TOGAF
14 82 (3.55%) OO
15 80 (3.47%) DevOps
16 79 (3.42%) Service Delivery
17 78 (3.38%) PRINCE2
18 73 (3.16%) Configuration Management
19 72 (3.12%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 463 (20.06%) SQL
2 441 (19.11%) Java
3 137 (5.94%) JavaScript
4 129 (5.59%) Perl
5 120 (5.20%) Bash Shell
6 97 (4.20%) Python
6 97 (4.20%) Shell Script
7 71 (3.08%) PowerShell
8 68 (2.95%) PL/SQL
9 63 (2.73%) COBOL
10 56 (2.43%) C
11 54 (2.34%) Korn
12 47 (2.04%) C#
13 40 (1.73%) Ruby
14 38 (1.65%) VBScript
15 35 (1.52%) T-SQL
16 34 (1.47%) XPath
17 33 (1.43%) Jython
18 31 (1.34%) JCL
18 31 (1.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 171 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 123 (5.33%) SC Cleared
3 98 (4.25%) Degree
4 40 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (1.13%) ISEB
6 23 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (0.91%) MCSE
8 18 (0.78%) ISTQB
9 15 (0.65%) PMI Certification
9 15 (0.65%) IBM Certification
9 15 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 13 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (0.52%) DV Cleared
11 12 (0.52%) CISSP
11 12 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
13 10 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 8 (0.35%) MCITP
16 7 (0.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (1.95%) QA
2 42 (1.82%) SLA
3 24 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 18 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 16 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.43%) RosettaNet
9 3 (0.13%) COBIT
9 3 (0.13%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.043%) GxP
System Software
1 212 (9.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 163 (7.06%) Active Directory
3 90 (3.90%) vSphere
4 66 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
5 48 (2.08%) Hyper-V
6 42 (1.82%) XenApp
7 39 (1.69%) VMware ESX
8 31 (1.34%) NFS
9 30 (1.30%) vCloud
10 26 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
10 26 (1.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 23 (1.00%) Xen
12 18 (0.78%) GPFS
13 16 (0.69%) SRDF
14 14 (0.61%) ISA Server
14 14 (0.61%) RACF
15 12 (0.52%) XenDesktop
16 11 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 9 (0.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 9 (0.39%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 171 (7.41%) Tivoli
2 118 (5.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 99 (4.29%) Puppet
4 40 (1.73%) NetBackup
5 27 (1.17%) SCOM
6 25 (1.08%) Backup Exec
6 25 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
7 23 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
8 22 (0.95%) SCCM
9 20 (0.87%) Control-M
9 20 (0.87%) OpenView
10 19 (0.82%) Ansible
11 17 (0.74%) BMC PATROL
12 16 (0.69%) HP SIM
12 16 (0.69%) CA Wily
13 15 (0.65%) Netcool
13 15 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
14 13 (0.56%) Tivoli NetView
14 13 (0.56%) Nagios
15 12 (0.52%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 637 (27.60%) Oracle
2 418 (18.11%) Microsoft
3 331 (14.34%) VMware
4 290 (12.56%) HP
5 228 (9.88%) SAP
6 176 (7.63%) Cisco
7 172 (7.45%) EMC
8 163 (7.06%) Red Hat
9 129 (5.59%) NetApp
10 120 (5.20%) Citrix
11 100 (4.33%) Cognos
12 90 (3.90%) Sun
13 81 (3.51%) JBoss
14 57 (2.47%) Informatica
15 54 (2.34%) Dell
16 49 (2.12%) CA
17 47 (2.04%) Remedy
18 45 (1.95%) Siebel
19 43 (1.86%) TIBCO
20 39 (1.69%) Brocade
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