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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 77 77 77
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing IBM 1307 1305 1283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.24% 2.48% 2.30%
As % of the Vendors category 4.98% 5.36% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 703 620
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 29 28
Average hourly rate £21.50 £23.46 £24.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.35% -5.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £11.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.90 £38.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.46 £26.90
% change year-on-year
+17.22% -12.78%

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
26243 24330 26221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.07% 46.29% 46.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15249 13762 13531
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
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 1235 1152 1348
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 1151 £425 - 226
London -17 499 £425 -9.95% 83
South East -20 199 £413 -2.94% 55
City of London -30 109 £425 -10.52% 20
North West -6 93 £400 +6.66% 15
Scotland -5 85 £419 +4.68% 11
West Midlands +21 84 £450 +9.42% 9
East of England -7 74 £350 +13.82% 21
Berkshire +6 71 £475 +1.06% 15
Yorkshire -3 66 £425 +30.76% 11
South West -19 64 £515 +30.37% 16
East Midlands +22 54 £450 - 9
West Yorkshire +12 51 £425 +13.33% 9
Hampshire -22 50 £381 -6.15% 9
Manchester +23 45 £400 +6.66% 9
Edinburgh -18 36 £475 +11.76% 1
Leeds +14 33 £425 +11.47% 5
Wales -4 32 £400 +23.07% 6
Warwickshire +13 29 £425 -2.85% 4
Devon -9 24 £550 +42.85%
Hertfordshire -18 24 £323 +32.30% 11
Surrey +4 23 £388 -8.28% 9
Cheshire -10 23 £430 +2.99% 5
Buckinghamshire -17 22 £400 +3.22% 8
Glasgow +9 20 £350 - 9
Essex -12 20 £425 -10.52% 1
Lancashire 0 19 £340 -
Coventry -2 18 £438 +16.66%
South Wales -5 18 £400 +23.07% 5
Nottinghamshire +19 17 £500 +98.01% 1

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 749 (30.73%) WebSphere
2 610 (25.03%) Oracle
3 602 (24.70%) Finance
4 598 (24.54%) Linux
5 528 (21.67%) Windows
6 478 (19.61%) Java
7 464 (19.04%) Microsoft
8 460 (18.88%) SQL
9 436 (17.89%) UNIX
10 346 (14.20%) VMware
11 301 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
12 287 (11.78%) AIX
13 284 (11.65%) HP
14 278 (11.41%) DB2
15 275 (11.28%) XML
16 258 (10.59%) SAP
17 255 (10.46%) Banking
18 247 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
19 240 (9.85%) Mainframe
20 238 (9.77%) ITIL
20 238 (9.77%) SQL Server
21 237 (9.73%) WebSphere MQ
22 230 (9.44%) Web Services
22 230 (9.44%) SOA
22 230 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
23 228 (9.36%) SAN
24 226 (9.27%) Middleware
25 212 (8.70%) Retail
26 204 (8.37%) Security Cleared
27 200 (8.21%) Active Directory

IBM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 749 (30.73%) WebSphere
2 170 (6.98%) WebSphere Application Server
3 126 (5.17%) WebLogic
4 111 (4.55%) Tomcat
5 105 (4.31%) Apache
6 101 (4.14%) IIS
7 91 (3.73%) FileNet
8 83 (3.41%) JBoss
9 73 (3.00%) MS Exchange
10 69 (2.83%) CICS
11 68 (2.79%) IBM HTTP Server
12 65 (2.67%) SharePoint
13 51 (2.09%) MQSeries
14 37 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
15 34 (1.40%) WebSphere Process Server
16 28 (1.15%) Lotus Domino
17 25 (1.03%) IBM Notes
18 24 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
18 24 (0.98%) Confluence
19 23 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 133 (5.46%) MS Excel
2 86 (3.53%) MS Office
3 32 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 29 (1.19%) MS Project
5 28 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.29%) SPSS
7 4 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.16%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.082%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.041%) Simulink
10 1 (0.041%) CATIA
10 1 (0.041%) CPLEX
10 1 (0.041%) Maple
Business Applications
1 43 (1.76%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (1.19%) Maximo
3 22 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
4 20 (0.82%) Cognos TM1
5 17 (0.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 15 (0.62%) Workday HCM
7 14 (0.57%) SAP HR
8 9 (0.37%) TRIRIGA
9 8 (0.33%) BPCS
10 6 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
10 6 (0.25%) SAP FI
10 6 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
10 6 (0.25%) SAP ERP
10 6 (0.25%) Misys Midas
11 5 (0.21%) SunGard GMI
11 5 (0.21%) BASE24
11 5 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
11 5 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
12 4 (0.16%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 46 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (0.74%) IBM SmartCloud
4 13 (0.53%) IBM Blueworks
4 13 (0.53%) SaaS
5 10 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.37%) Office 365
7 6 (0.25%) IaaS
8 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (0.12%) PaaS
10 2 (0.082%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.082%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 228 (9.36%) SAN
2 141 (5.79%) DNS
3 127 (5.21%) HTTP
4 112 (4.60%) Firewall
5 86 (3.53%) SSL
6 81 (3.32%) TCP/IP
7 70 (2.87%) Internet
8 63 (2.59%) WAN
9 53 (2.17%) NAS
10 50 (2.05%) LAN
11 43 (1.76%) VPN
11 43 (1.76%) FTP
12 39 (1.60%) LDAP
13 38 (1.56%) DHCP
13 38 (1.56%) Network Security
14 33 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
15 32 (1.31%) VLAN
16 22 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
17 21 (0.86%) SNMP
18 20 (0.82%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (11.41%) DB2
2 238 (9.77%) SQL Server
3 121 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
4 103 (4.23%) Oracle Database
5 100 (4.10%) Relational Database
6 85 (3.49%) DataStage
7 64 (2.63%) IBM InfoSphere
8 57 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 54 (2.22%) RDBMS
10 48 (1.97%) Oracle Exadata
11 40 (1.64%) MySQL
12 32 (1.31%) Big Data
13 31 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
14 27 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
15 25 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
16 24 (0.98%) MongoDB
17 23 (0.94%) NoSQL
17 23 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
18 22 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
19 21 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 71 (2.91%) JIRA
2 69 (2.83%) Jenkins
3 68 (2.79%) Subversion
4 57 (2.34%) Maven
5 56 (2.30%) Eclipse
6 47 (1.93%) Ant
6 47 (1.93%) ClearQuest
7 45 (1.85%) ClearCase
8 40 (1.64%) Hudson
9 34 (1.40%) Selenium
9 34 (1.40%) JUnit
10 30 (1.23%) Introscope
11 25 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
11 25 (1.03%) SoapUI
12 23 (0.94%) QuickTest Pro
13 21 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
14 20 (0.82%) LoadRunner
15 16 (0.66%) Visual Studio
16 13 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
16 13 (0.53%) TeamCity
General
1 602 (24.70%) Finance
2 255 (10.46%) Banking
3 212 (8.70%) Retail
4 87 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 87 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 76 (3.12%) Manufacturing
6 68 (2.79%) Marketing
7 59 (2.42%) Financial Institution
8 29 (1.19%) Retail Banking
9 26 (1.07%) Legal
10 22 (0.90%) Automotive
11 15 (0.62%) Advertising
11 15 (0.62%) German Language
12 14 (0.57%) Military
12 14 (0.57%) Back Office
13 12 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.37%) Front Office
14 9 (0.37%) Publishing
15 8 (0.33%) French Language
16 7 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 441 (18.10%) Developer
2 359 (14.73%) Architect
3 277 (11.37%) Analyst
4 213 (8.74%) Consultant
5 185 (7.59%) Administrator
6 130 (5.33%) Java Developer
7 118 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
8 109 (4.47%) Project Manager
9 89 (3.65%) Business Analyst
10 80 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
11 78 (3.20%) Technical Architect
12 69 (2.83%) WebSphere Developer
13 52 (2.13%) Infrastructure Architect
14 51 (2.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 48 (1.97%) Designer
16 46 (1.89%) Support Analyst
17 45 (1.85%) Systems Administrator
17 45 (1.85%) Integration Architect
18 44 (1.81%) Senior Developer
19 42 (1.72%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (11.28%) XML
2 237 (9.73%) WebSphere MQ
3 230 (9.44%) Web Services
4 226 (9.27%) Middleware
5 170 (6.98%) J2EE
6 159 (6.52%) HTML
7 150 (6.16%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 125 (5.13%) SOAP
9 114 (4.68%) .NET
10 111 (4.55%) Spring
11 104 (4.27%) CSS
12 84 (3.45%) REST
13 79 (3.24%) JMS
14 75 (3.08%) XSLT
15 65 (2.67%) JSP
16 62 (2.54%) Struts
17 59 (2.42%) JDBC
18 57 (2.34%) Hibernate
19 55 (2.26%) Ajax
20 51 (2.09%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 247 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 240 (9.85%) Mainframe
3 138 (5.66%) IBM Mainframe
4 126 (5.17%) Clustering
5 88 (3.61%) DataPower
6 86 (3.53%) Management Information System
7 83 (3.41%) iSeries
8 69 (2.83%) Open Source
9 60 (2.46%) Replication
10 55 (2.26%) AS400
11 47 (1.93%) Computer Science
12 42 (1.72%) Hedge funds
13 28 (1.15%) Visualisation
14 27 (1.11%) HACMP
15 26 (1.07%) Client/Server
16 25 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
17 24 (0.98%) Data Integration
18 19 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
18 19 (0.78%) Mobile App
19 18 (0.74%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 598 (24.54%) Linux
2 528 (21.67%) Windows
3 436 (17.89%) UNIX
4 287 (11.78%) AIX
5 155 (6.36%) Solaris
6 146 (5.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 121 (4.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 98 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 77 (3.16%) zOS
10 65 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 49 (2.01%) SUSE
12 46 (1.89%) Windows 7
13 43 (1.76%) HPUX
14 41 (1.68%) Oracle Linux
15 40 (1.64%) SELinux
16 33 (1.35%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.45%) VMS
17 11 (0.45%) Windows 2000
18 10 (0.41%) Apple iOS
18 10 (0.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (9.77%) ITIL
3 230 (9.44%) SOA
4 194 (7.96%) Migration
5 155 (6.36%) Project Management
6 145 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 133 (5.46%) E-Commerce
8 126 (5.17%) ETL
9 115 (4.72%) TOGAF
10 108 (4.43%) UML
11 105 (4.31%) Business Intelligence
12 100 (4.10%) DevOps
13 96 (3.94%) Scrum
14 93 (3.82%) OO
15 92 (3.78%) Workflow
16 88 (3.61%) Configuration Management
17 79 (3.24%) Change Management
18 73 (3.00%) PRINCE2
19 71 (2.91%) Performance Tuning
20 70 (2.87%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 478 (19.61%) Java
2 460 (18.88%) SQL
3 151 (6.20%) JavaScript
4 142 (5.83%) Perl
5 117 (4.80%) Bash Shell
6 106 (4.35%) Python
7 88 (3.61%) Shell Script
8 78 (3.20%) PowerShell
9 77 (3.16%) PL/SQL
10 71 (2.91%) COBOL
11 60 (2.46%) C
12 54 (2.22%) C#
13 49 (2.01%) Ruby
14 42 (1.72%) Korn
15 39 (1.60%) Jython
16 35 (1.44%) VBScript
17 30 (1.23%) VB
17 30 (1.23%) JCL
18 29 (1.19%) XPath
19 28 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 204 (8.37%) Security Cleared
2 152 (6.24%) SC Cleared
3 112 (4.60%) Degree
4 59 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (1.19%) MCSE
6 22 (0.90%) ISEB
6 22 (0.90%) IBM Certification
7 19 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (0.78%) MCITP
8 17 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 16 (0.66%) ISTQB
10 15 (0.62%) DV Cleared
10 15 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 14 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (0.53%) RHCE
12 13 (0.53%) CCNA
13 12 (0.49%) PMI Certification
14 11 (0.45%) MCSA
15 10 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (0.37%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.13%) QA
2 43 (1.76%) SLA
3 27 (1.11%) Data Quality
4 26 (1.07%) ISO 9001
5 16 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.21%) COBIT
9 1 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.041%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.041%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.041%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 230 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 200 (8.21%) Active Directory
3 97 (3.98%) vSphere
4 74 (3.04%) Oracle RAC
5 62 (2.54%) VMware ESX
6 52 (2.13%) XenApp
7 39 (1.60%) Hyper-V
8 38 (1.56%) NFS
8 38 (1.56%) vCloud
9 30 (1.23%) RACF
10 24 (0.98%) Firmware
11 18 (0.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 18 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (0.62%) XenDesktop
13 14 (0.57%) SRDF
13 14 (0.57%) GPFS
14 13 (0.53%) XenServer
14 13 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 12 (0.49%) ISA Server
15 12 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 162 (6.65%) Tivoli
2 117 (4.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 105 (4.31%) Puppet
4 63 (2.59%) NetBackup
5 41 (1.68%) SCOM
6 38 (1.56%) SCCM
7 33 (1.35%) Backup Exec
8 27 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
9 26 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
10 24 (0.98%) Netcool
11 21 (0.86%) Control-M
11 21 (0.86%) OpenView
12 20 (0.82%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 20 (0.82%) Ansible
13 19 (0.78%) BMC PATROL
14 18 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
15 16 (0.66%) OMEGAMON
15 16 (0.66%) CA Wily
16 14 (0.57%) Nagios
17 13 (0.53%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 610 (25.03%) Oracle
2 464 (19.04%) Microsoft
3 346 (14.20%) VMware
4 284 (11.65%) HP
5 258 (10.59%) SAP
6 199 (8.17%) EMC
7 170 (6.98%) Red Hat
8 165 (6.77%) Cisco
9 126 (5.17%) Citrix
10 116 (4.76%) NetApp
11 94 (3.86%) Cognos
12 91 (3.73%) Sun
13 56 (2.30%) Informatica
14 55 (2.26%) Symantec
15 54 (2.22%) CA
16 53 (2.17%) Dell
17 51 (2.09%) Lotus
18 49 (2.01%) Brocade
19 47 (1.93%) Remedy
20 41 (1.68%) TIBCO
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