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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 77 77 80
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing IBM 1304 1304 1319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.26% 2.47% 2.29%
As % of the Vendors category 4.94% 5.30% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 680 598
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 £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 36
Average hourly rate £24.50 £19.50 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.64% -30.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.20 £50.00 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.53 £19.50 £30.70
% change year-on-year
+61.66% -36.48%

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
26411 24620 26895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.85% 46.66% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14970 13786 13658
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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 1179 1110 1356
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -2 1148 £418 -1.76% 249
London -3 511 £410 -10.86% 115
South East -17 191 £405 -4.70% 40
City of London -14 116 £413 -17.50% 32
West Midlands +21 88 £438 +3.55% 14
North West -2 83 £350 -8.19% 18
Scotland -12 81 £360 -11.38% 12
East of England -7 79 £400 +11.11% 19
Yorkshire -1 65 £425 +30.76% 15
South West -36 59 £415 +8.85% 15
Berkshire -18 58 £475 +5.55% 13
West Yorkshire +19 53 £425 +13.33% 10
Manchester +18 48 £325 +30.00% 6
East Midlands +8 46 £450 -5.26% 7
Hampshire -23 44 £350 -5.40% 8
Wales +7 34 £400 +33.33% 4
Buckinghamshire -16 32 £400 +6.66% 1
Edinburgh -23 28 £475 +16.92% 5
Hertfordshire -25 28 £331 +1.92% 10
Surrey 0 25 £335 -25.55% 8
Nottinghamshire +24 24 £460 +87.75% 1
Warwickshire +10 24 £450 +2.85% 4
Glasgow +6 24 £300 -25.00% 3
Milton Keynes -23 24 £400 +3.22%
Nottingham +29 22 £455 +85.71% 1
Coventry +13 22 £450 - 3
Halifax +7 22 £425 +26.86%
South Wales +3 20 £400 +33.33% 4
Birmingham +3 19 £525 +27.27% 4
Leeds -4 18 £413 +11.86% 9

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 733 (30.34%) WebSphere
2 659 (27.28%) Oracle
3 626 (25.91%) Linux
4 624 (25.83%) Finance
5 527 (21.81%) Windows
6 478 (19.78%) Java
7 474 (19.62%) SQL
8 459 (19.00%) UNIX
8 459 (19.00%) Microsoft
9 344 (14.24%) VMware
10 306 (12.67%) AIX
11 304 (12.58%) Agile Software Development
12 301 (12.46%) HP
13 274 (11.34%) DB2
14 269 (11.13%) XML
15 247 (10.22%) Mainframe
16 238 (9.85%) SAP
17 236 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
18 235 (9.73%) Banking
19 230 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
20 228 (9.44%) ITIL
21 227 (9.40%) Middleware
22 226 (9.35%) SOA
23 222 (9.19%) Retail
24 221 (9.15%) SQL Server
25 218 (9.02%) WebSphere MQ
26 216 (8.94%) Web Services
27 206 (8.53%) SAN
28 195 (8.07%) Migration
29 190 (7.86%) Security Cleared

IBM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 733 (30.34%) WebSphere
2 172 (7.12%) WebSphere Application Server
3 127 (5.26%) WebLogic
4 122 (5.05%) Apache
5 117 (4.84%) Tomcat
6 97 (4.01%) IIS
7 92 (3.81%) FileNet
8 73 (3.02%) SharePoint
9 66 (2.73%) MS Exchange
10 65 (2.69%) CICS
10 65 (2.69%) IBM HTTP Server
11 58 (2.40%) MQSeries
12 44 (1.82%) Oracle Workflow
13 32 (1.32%) WebSphere Process Server
14 29 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
15 27 (1.12%) WebSphere Portal
16 24 (0.99%) IBM Notes
17 22 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 21 (0.87%) Adobe CQ
19 20 (0.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 140 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 95 (3.93%) MS Office
3 40 (1.66%) MS Visio
4 30 (1.24%) MS Project
4 30 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
6 6 (0.25%) RoboHelp
7 4 (0.17%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.17%) SPSS
8 2 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.083%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.041%) CATIA
9 1 (0.041%) Maple
Business Applications
1 41 (1.70%) Cognos TM1
2 38 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
3 36 (1.49%) Maximo
4 27 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
5 20 (0.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 16 (0.66%) Workday HCM
7 14 (0.58%) SAP HR
8 11 (0.46%) TRIRIGA
9 9 (0.37%) Cognos Controller
9 9 (0.37%) SAP ERP
10 8 (0.33%) Misys Midas
11 7 (0.29%) Tridion
11 7 (0.29%) SAP FI
12 6 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
12 6 (0.25%) BPCS
12 6 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 6 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
13 5 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
13 5 (0.21%) BASE24
13 5 (0.21%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 45 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
3 22 (0.91%) IBM SmartCloud
4 15 (0.62%) SaaS
5 10 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.37%) IBM Blueworks
6 9 (0.37%) Office 365
7 8 (0.33%) IaaS
8 7 (0.29%) PaaS
9 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (0.12%) GitHub
11 1 (0.041%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 206 (8.53%) SAN
2 146 (6.04%) DNS
3 131 (5.42%) Firewall
4 122 (5.05%) HTTP
5 84 (3.48%) TCP/IP
6 76 (3.15%) SSL
7 74 (3.06%) Internet
8 63 (2.61%) WAN
9 59 (2.44%) LAN
10 55 (2.28%) VPN
11 47 (1.95%) NAS
12 41 (1.70%) DHCP
12 41 (1.70%) FTP
13 38 (1.57%) VLAN
13 38 (1.57%) Network Security
14 37 (1.53%) LDAP
15 35 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
16 27 (1.12%) Intranet
17 26 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
18 25 (1.03%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (11.34%) DB2
2 221 (9.15%) SQL Server
3 146 (6.04%) Data Warehouse
4 119 (4.93%) Oracle Database
5 100 (4.14%) Relational Database
6 92 (3.81%) DataStage
7 71 (2.94%) IBM InfoSphere
8 60 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 51 (2.11%) RDBMS
10 50 (2.07%) MySQL
11 43 (1.78%) Oracle Exadata
12 36 (1.49%) Big Data
13 33 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
14 28 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
15 23 (0.95%) MS Access
16 22 (0.91%) MongoDB
16 22 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 21 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
17 21 (0.87%) Oracle ODI
18 20 (0.83%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 69 (2.86%) JIRA
2 68 (2.81%) Subversion
3 65 (2.69%) Eclipse
4 62 (2.57%) Jenkins
5 54 (2.24%) Ant
5 54 (2.24%) Maven
6 48 (1.99%) ClearQuest
7 47 (1.95%) ClearCase
8 43 (1.78%) JUnit
9 37 (1.53%) Hudson
10 35 (1.45%) Selenium
11 34 (1.41%) Introscope
12 28 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
13 24 (0.99%) Rational DOORS
14 23 (0.95%) Visual Studio
15 22 (0.91%) QuickTest Pro
16 20 (0.83%) LoadRunner
17 19 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
18 17 (0.70%) Git (software)
19 15 (0.62%) SoapUI
General
1 624 (25.83%) Finance
2 235 (9.73%) Banking
3 222 (9.19%) Retail
4 81 (3.35%) Investment Banking
5 79 (3.27%) Telecoms
6 77 (3.19%) Manufacturing
7 66 (2.73%) Financial Institution
8 58 (2.40%) Marketing
9 23 (0.95%) Retail Banking
10 22 (0.91%) Advertising
10 22 (0.91%) Legal
11 19 (0.79%) Automotive
12 18 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
12 18 (0.75%) Back Office
13 15 (0.62%) German Language
14 13 (0.54%) French Language
15 12 (0.50%) Publishing
15 12 (0.50%) Military
16 8 (0.33%) Dutch Language
17 6 (0.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 452 (18.71%) Developer
2 340 (14.07%) Architect
3 287 (11.88%) Analyst
4 206 (8.53%) Consultant
5 188 (7.78%) Administrator
6 128 (5.30%) Java Developer
7 114 (4.72%) Project Manager
8 100 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
9 84 (3.48%) Business Analyst
10 79 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
11 75 (3.10%) WebSphere Developer
12 71 (2.94%) Technical Architect
13 55 (2.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 55 (2.28%) Infrastructure Architect
14 54 (2.24%) Designer
15 43 (1.78%) DBA
15 43 (1.78%) Senior Developer
16 42 (1.74%) Systems Administrator
16 42 (1.74%) Integration Architect
17 41 (1.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (11.13%) XML
2 227 (9.40%) Middleware
3 218 (9.02%) WebSphere MQ
4 216 (8.94%) Web Services
5 176 (7.28%) J2EE
6 166 (6.87%) HTML
7 150 (6.21%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 124 (5.13%) SOAP
9 120 (4.97%) .NET
9 120 (4.97%) Spring
10 99 (4.10%) CSS
11 84 (3.48%) REST
12 83 (3.44%) JMS
12 83 (3.44%) XSLT
13 69 (2.86%) JSP
14 60 (2.48%) Struts
15 55 (2.28%) Ajax
16 54 (2.24%) Hibernate
17 52 (2.15%) JDBC
18 51 (2.11%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 247 (10.22%) Mainframe
2 236 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
3 128 (5.30%) IBM Mainframe
4 125 (5.17%) Clustering
5 89 (3.68%) Management Information System
6 77 (3.19%) DataPower
7 76 (3.15%) iSeries
8 65 (2.69%) Open Source
9 64 (2.65%) Replication
10 55 (2.28%) AS400
11 44 (1.82%) Hedge funds
12 43 (1.78%) Computer Science
13 29 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
14 27 (1.12%) Client/Server
14 27 (1.12%) HACMP
15 26 (1.08%) Visualisation
16 23 (0.95%) Web 2.0
16 23 (0.95%) Data Integration
17 22 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
18 21 (0.87%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 626 (25.91%) Linux
2 527 (21.81%) Windows
3 459 (19.00%) UNIX
4 306 (12.67%) AIX
5 175 (7.24%) Solaris
6 144 (5.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 118 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 97 (4.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 82 (3.39%) zOS
10 60 (2.48%) SUSE
11 54 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 47 (1.95%) HPUX
12 47 (1.95%) Windows 7
13 41 (1.70%) Windows XP
14 38 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
15 35 (1.45%) SELinux
16 15 (0.62%) Windows 2000
17 14 (0.58%) Apple iOS
18 12 (0.50%) VMS
19 10 (0.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (12.58%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (9.44%) ITIL
3 226 (9.35%) SOA
4 195 (8.07%) Migration
5 153 (6.33%) E-Commerce
6 152 (6.29%) Project Management
7 133 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 129 (5.34%) ETL
9 115 (4.76%) UML
10 108 (4.47%) Business Intelligence
11 102 (4.22%) Workflow
11 102 (4.22%) TOGAF
12 99 (4.10%) OO
13 94 (3.89%) Scrum
14 93 (3.85%) DevOps
15 84 (3.48%) Configuration Management
16 82 (3.39%) Data Management
17 81 (3.35%) Change Management
18 79 (3.27%) PRINCE2
19 75 (3.10%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 478 (19.78%) Java
2 474 (19.62%) SQL
3 151 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 137 (5.67%) Perl
5 121 (5.01%) Bash Shell
6 104 (4.30%) Python
7 100 (4.14%) Shell Script
8 83 (3.44%) PowerShell
9 75 (3.10%) PL/SQL
10 67 (2.77%) COBOL
11 64 (2.65%) C
12 51 (2.11%) Korn
13 50 (2.07%) C#
14 44 (1.82%) VBScript
15 43 (1.78%) Ruby
15 43 (1.78%) Jython
16 34 (1.41%) XPath
16 34 (1.41%) VB
16 34 (1.41%) T-SQL
17 29 (1.20%) JCL
Qualifications
1 190 (7.86%) Security Cleared
2 141 (5.84%) SC Cleared
3 110 (4.55%) Degree
4 52 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (1.20%) MCSE
6 25 (1.03%) ISEB
7 21 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 19 (0.79%) IBM Certification
10 18 (0.75%) ISTQB
11 16 (0.66%) PMI Certification
11 16 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 15 (0.62%) MCITP
12 15 (0.62%) RHCE
13 14 (0.58%) CCNA
13 14 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 12 (0.50%) DV Cleared
14 12 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.46%) CISSP
15 11 (0.46%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (2.19%) QA
2 45 (1.86%) SLA
3 26 (1.08%) Data Quality
4 21 (0.87%) ISO 9001
5 17 (0.70%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.17%) COBIT
8 3 (0.12%) ISO 8583
8 3 (0.12%) RosettaNet
9 1 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.041%) GxP
System Software
1 230 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 178 (7.37%) Active Directory
3 92 (3.81%) vSphere
4 71 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
5 52 (2.15%) XenApp
6 47 (1.95%) VMware ESX
7 45 (1.86%) Hyper-V
8 35 (1.45%) NFS
9 33 (1.37%) vCloud
10 25 (1.03%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 23 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
12 21 (0.87%) Xen
13 19 (0.79%) SRDF
14 18 (0.75%) RACF
15 15 (0.62%) GPFS
16 14 (0.58%) XenDesktop
16 14 (0.58%) ISA Server
17 11 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
17 11 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 11 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 167 (6.91%) Tivoli
2 114 (4.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 104 (4.30%) Puppet
4 49 (2.03%) NetBackup
5 34 (1.41%) Backup Exec
6 31 (1.28%) SCOM
7 28 (1.16%) SCCM
8 26 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
8 26 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
9 22 (0.91%) Control-M
9 22 (0.91%) OpenView
10 21 (0.87%) Ansible
11 19 (0.79%) Netcool
12 17 (0.70%) BMC PATROL
12 17 (0.70%) CA Wily
12 17 (0.70%) HP SIM
13 15 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
14 14 (0.58%) Tivoli Monitoring
15 13 (0.54%) Tivoli NetView
15 13 (0.54%) Nagios
Vendors
1 659 (27.28%) Oracle
2 459 (19.00%) Microsoft
3 344 (14.24%) VMware
4 301 (12.46%) HP
5 238 (9.85%) SAP
6 185 (7.66%) EMC
7 172 (7.12%) Cisco
8 171 (7.08%) Red Hat
9 134 (5.55%) Citrix
10 127 (5.26%) NetApp
11 102 (4.22%) Cognos
12 94 (3.89%) Sun
13 93 (3.85%) JBoss
14 58 (2.40%) Informatica
15 53 (2.19%) CA
16 52 (2.15%) Dell
17 49 (2.03%) Brocade
18 47 (1.95%) Remedy
19 45 (1.86%) Siebel
20 40 (1.66%) TIBCO
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