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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 83 80 80
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing IBM 1426 1290 1270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.40% 2.28% 2.41%
As % of the Vendors category 5.48% 4.99% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 652 646
Average daily rate
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£438 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 20 20
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.88 £24.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.83% +25.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £12.00 £18.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +77.21%

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
26014 25842 24426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.82% 45.68% 46.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 15396 14442 13501
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1121 1109 1103
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.60 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.73%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -2 1288 £445 +7.22% 235
London +3 518 £450 +9.75% 97
South East +13 249 £450 +12.50% 31
North West +8 130 £425 +21.42% 36
City of London +14 120 £438 +6.70% 29
Berkshire +23 102 £450 -5.26% 9
East of England +10 84 £438 +9.37% 17
West Midlands +5 76 £400 -5.88% 6
South West +10 73 £475 +14.45% 13
Hampshire +37 71 £400 +23.07% 14
Yorkshire -23 71 £400 -5.88% 16
Scotland -18 65 £448 +24.30% 19
Manchester -2 58 £430 +37.60% 16
Reading +23 56 £450 -21.73% 4
West Yorkshire -24 53 £424 -0.29% 13
East Midlands -14 41 £450 - 10
Devon +19 39 £425 +2.40% 1
Hertfordshire +11 34 £450 +83.67% 12
Warwickshire +18 33 £400 -11.11%
Leeds -11 33 £400 -5.88% 7
Surrey +2 32 £450 +33.82% 1
Edinburgh -2 32 £448 -3.24% 9
Plymouth +5 31 £475 -19.49% 1
Merseyside +18 29 £338 -0.73% 1
Glasgow +11 28 £500 +66.66% 5
North East -4 27 £320 +12.28% 3
Wales -19 27 £368 -14.03% 2
Essex +5 25 £375 -9.09% 1
Tyne and Wear -6 25 £320 +12.28% 2
Buckinghamshire -11 24 £350 -4.10% 1

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 682 (25.46%) WebSphere
2 679 (25.35%) Finance
3 617 (23.03%) Oracle
4 558 (20.83%) Linux
5 539 (20.12%) Java
6 526 (19.63%) Windows
7 501 (18.70%) UNIX
8 465 (17.36%) SQL
9 411 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
10 358 (13.36%) Microsoft
11 330 (12.32%) VMware
12 319 (11.91%) AIX
13 317 (11.83%) HP
14 314 (11.72%) Banking
15 296 (11.05%) DB2
16 289 (10.79%) Middleware
17 274 (10.23%) SAN
18 259 (9.67%) XML
19 249 (9.29%) SQL Server
20 229 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
21 221 (8.25%) Migration
22 209 (7.80%) Solaris
23 208 (7.76%) ITIL
24 205 (7.65%) JavaScript
24 205 (7.65%) Project Management
25 204 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
26 202 (7.54%) WebSphere MQ
27 197 (7.35%) Mainframe
28 189 (7.05%) HTML
29 187 (6.98%) Tivoli

IBM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 682 (25.46%) WebSphere
2 137 (5.11%) WebSphere Application Server
3 101 (3.77%) IIS
4 92 (3.43%) Tomcat
4 92 (3.43%) MQSeries
5 88 (3.28%) WebLogic
6 83 (3.10%) JBoss
7 81 (3.02%) Apache
8 80 (2.99%) SharePoint
9 61 (2.28%) FileNet
10 48 (1.79%) CICS
11 45 (1.68%) MS Exchange
12 39 (1.46%) SAS
13 30 (1.12%) OpenStack
14 29 (1.08%) IBM HTTP Server
15 23 (0.86%) Commerce Server
16 20 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 19 (0.71%) WebSphere Portal
17 19 (0.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 19 (0.71%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 143 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 97 (3.62%) MS Office
3 67 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 47 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (0.97%) MS Project
6 13 (0.49%) SPSS
7 7 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.22%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.11%) Simulink
11 2 (0.075%) Stateflow
11 2 (0.075%) RoboHelp
11 2 (0.075%) TargetLink
11 2 (0.075%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.037%) Mingle
12 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.037%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 41 (1.53%) Maximo
2 33 (1.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 32 (1.19%) Cognos TM1
4 31 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
5 16 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
6 14 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
7 13 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 10 (0.37%) Unica
9 9 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
9 9 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
9 9 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
10 8 (0.30%) Tridion
11 6 (0.22%) Primavera
11 6 (0.22%) Summit
11 6 (0.22%) RMDS
11 6 (0.22%) Magento
11 6 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
11 6 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 5 (0.19%) TRIRIGA
12 5 (0.19%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 47 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (1.16%) SaaS
3 25 (0.93%) PaaS
4 23 (0.86%) IBM Blueworks
5 21 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (0.56%) Google Analytics
7 14 (0.52%) IaaS
8 9 (0.34%) SoftLayer
8 9 (0.34%) IBM PureFlex
9 8 (0.30%) IBM SmartCloud
10 6 (0.22%) Office 365
11 5 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.15%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.075%) Yammer
13 2 (0.075%) Rackspace Cloud
13 2 (0.075%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.037%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.037%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 274 (10.23%) SAN
2 128 (4.78%) Firewall
3 109 (4.07%) TCP/IP
4 107 (3.99%) HTTP
5 86 (3.21%) SSL
6 77 (2.87%) FTP
7 75 (2.80%) NAS
8 72 (2.69%) LDAP
8 72 (2.69%) DNS
9 69 (2.58%) WAN
10 58 (2.16%) Internet
11 53 (1.98%) LAN
12 35 (1.31%) SSH
13 34 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
14 33 (1.23%) Network Security
15 32 (1.19%) DHCP
16 30 (1.12%) Fibre Channel
17 29 (1.08%) SMTP
17 29 (1.08%) MPLS
18 25 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (11.05%) DB2
2 249 (9.29%) SQL Server
3 170 (6.35%) Relational Database
4 129 (4.82%) Oracle Database
5 114 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
6 101 (3.77%) IBM InfoSphere
7 99 (3.70%) DataStage
8 93 (3.47%) RDBMS
9 57 (2.13%) Big Data
10 51 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
11 47 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 43 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 43 (1.61%) MySQL
13 41 (1.53%) Hadoop
14 35 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
15 32 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
16 27 (1.01%) Informix
17 25 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
17 25 (0.93%) NoSQL
18 20 (0.75%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 82 (3.06%) Subversion
2 76 (2.84%) Ant
3 71 (2.65%) Eclipse
4 70 (2.61%) JIRA
5 68 (2.54%) Jenkins
6 51 (1.90%) Maven
7 48 (1.79%) JUnit
8 43 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 42 (1.57%) Git (software)
10 41 (1.53%) Visual Studio
10 41 (1.53%) ClearCase
11 39 (1.46%) Lombardi
12 32 (1.19%) LoadRunner
13 31 (1.16%) Selenium
14 30 (1.12%) SoapUI
15 29 (1.08%) Rational DOORS
16 28 (1.05%) ClearQuest
17 24 (0.90%) HP UFT
18 23 (0.86%) Toad
19 22 (0.82%) ERwin
General
1 679 (25.35%) Finance
2 314 (11.72%) Banking
3 165 (6.16%) Retail
4 69 (2.58%) Investment Banking
5 66 (2.46%) Manufacturing
6 64 (2.39%) Telecoms
7 60 (2.24%) Marketing
8 50 (1.87%) Financial Institution
9 38 (1.42%) Back Office
10 25 (0.93%) Billing
11 22 (0.82%) Automotive
12 21 (0.78%) Retail Banking
13 18 (0.67%) Electronics
14 16 (0.60%) Legal
15 10 (0.37%) German Language
15 10 (0.37%) Front Office
16 9 (0.34%) Games
17 8 (0.30%) Advertising
17 8 (0.30%) Spanish Language
18 7 (0.26%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 476 (17.77%) Developer
2 421 (15.71%) Architect
3 337 (12.58%) Analyst
4 275 (10.27%) Consultant
5 157 (5.86%) Administrator
6 144 (5.38%) Project Manager
7 137 (5.11%) Solutions Architect
8 125 (4.67%) Java Developer
9 80 (2.99%) Infrastructure Architect
10 79 (2.95%) Business Analyst
11 69 (2.58%) Systems Administrator
12 67 (2.50%) Designer
13 50 (1.87%) Test Analyst
13 50 (1.87%) Support Analyst
14 46 (1.72%) Senior Developer
14 46 (1.72%) Technical Architect
15 45 (1.68%) Support Engineer
16 44 (1.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 43 (1.61%) DBA
18 41 (1.53%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (10.79%) Middleware
2 259 (9.67%) XML
3 202 (7.54%) WebSphere MQ
4 189 (7.05%) HTML
5 181 (6.76%) J2EE
6 179 (6.68%) Web Services
7 166 (6.20%) SOAP
8 155 (5.79%) .NET
9 138 (5.15%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 110 (4.11%) CSS
11 88 (3.28%) REST
12 87 (3.25%) Ajax
13 79 (2.95%) JMS
14 75 (2.80%) Spring
15 68 (2.54%) JSP
16 67 (2.50%) XSLT
17 60 (2.24%) HTML5
18 56 (2.09%) Servlets
19 54 (2.02%) Struts
20 52 (1.94%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 229 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
2 197 (7.35%) Mainframe
3 182 (6.79%) DataPower
4 175 (6.53%) Data Centre
5 94 (3.51%) IBM Mainframe
6 78 (2.91%) Data Integration
6 78 (2.91%) Clustering
7 66 (2.46%) Management Information System
8 59 (2.20%) iSeries
9 56 (2.09%) Replication
10 50 (1.87%) AS400
11 47 (1.75%) EMC VMAX
12 36 (1.34%) PKI
13 34 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
14 31 (1.16%) Client/Server
15 29 (1.08%) Derivative
16 27 (1.01%) User Experience
17 26 (0.97%) EMC VNX
18 23 (0.86%) HACMP
18 23 (0.86%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 558 (20.83%) Linux
2 526 (19.63%) Windows
3 501 (18.70%) UNIX
4 319 (11.91%) AIX
5 209 (7.80%) Solaris
6 160 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 101 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 78 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 76 (2.84%) zOS
10 57 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 35 (1.31%) SUSE
12 26 (0.97%) Windows 7
12 26 (0.97%) HPUX
12 26 (0.97%) Data ONTAP
13 13 (0.49%) Windows XP
14 12 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 9 (0.34%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.34%) Android
15 9 (0.34%) VMS
15 9 (0.34%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (8.25%) Migration
3 208 (7.76%) ITIL
4 205 (7.65%) Project Management
5 183 (6.83%) SOA
6 157 (5.86%) E-Commerce
6 157 (5.86%) Change Management
7 149 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 149 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
8 144 (5.38%) ETL
9 135 (5.04%) Data Modelling
10 128 (4.78%) SDLC
11 118 (4.40%) Configuration Management
12 113 (4.22%) Scrum
13 99 (3.70%) UML
14 92 (3.43%) DevOps
15 89 (3.32%) PRINCE2
16 87 (3.25%) TOGAF
16 87 (3.25%) Continuous Integration
17 86 (3.21%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 539 (20.12%) Java
2 465 (17.36%) SQL
3 205 (7.65%) JavaScript
4 142 (5.30%) Perl
5 131 (4.89%) Shell Script
6 73 (2.72%) Python
7 72 (2.69%) C#
8 64 (2.39%) Bash Shell
9 63 (2.35%) PowerShell
9 63 (2.35%) C
10 56 (2.09%) VB
11 47 (1.75%) PL/SQL
12 45 (1.68%) JCL
12 45 (1.68%) Korn
13 40 (1.49%) C++
13 40 (1.49%) COBOL
14 34 (1.27%) XPath
15 33 (1.23%) REXX
16 27 (1.01%) Ruby
17 26 (0.97%) VB6
Qualifications
1 174 (6.49%) Security Cleared
2 120 (4.48%) SC Cleared
3 118 (4.40%) Degree
4 36 (1.34%) PMI Certification
5 35 (1.31%) ISEB
6 33 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (1.19%) IBM Certification
8 29 (1.08%) CISSP
9 24 (0.90%) CCNP
10 23 (0.86%) PMP
11 21 (0.78%) MCSE
12 17 (0.63%) ISTQB
12 17 (0.63%) DV Cleared
13 13 (0.49%) MCSA
14 12 (0.45%) CCNA
14 12 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
15 10 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (2.84%) QA
2 47 (1.75%) SLA
3 36 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 24 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.37%) HL7
6 10 (0.37%) DICOM
6 10 (0.37%) Solvency II
7 9 (0.34%) COBIT
8 7 (0.26%) FATCA
9 6 (0.22%) EMIR
9 6 (0.22%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.19%) IEC 61508
11 3 (0.11%) COSO
12 2 (0.075%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.075%) COREP
12 2 (0.075%) FINREP
12 2 (0.075%) PMBOK
System Software
1 204 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 152 (5.67%) Active Directory
3 99 (3.70%) vSphere
4 75 (2.80%) Hyper-V
5 61 (2.28%) NFS
6 52 (1.94%) VMware ESX
7 42 (1.57%) XenApp
8 39 (1.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 37 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
10 34 (1.27%) Time Sharing Option
11 29 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 29 (1.08%) SRDF
12 28 (1.05%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 26 (0.97%) RACF
14 25 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
15 23 (0.86%) XenDesktop
16 18 (0.67%) KVM
16 18 (0.67%) Docker
16 18 (0.67%) GPFS
17 17 (0.63%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 187 (6.98%) Tivoli
2 86 (3.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 67 (2.50%) Puppet
4 58 (2.16%) NetBackup
5 40 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (1.46%) SCCM
7 28 (1.05%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 27 (1.01%) CA Single Sign-On
8 27 (1.01%) Netcool
9 26 (0.97%) BladeLogic
10 23 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
11 22 (0.82%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 21 (0.78%) EMC VPLEX
13 20 (0.75%) Control-M
14 19 (0.71%) SCOM
14 19 (0.71%) OMEGAMON
15 17 (0.63%) Nagios
15 17 (0.63%) Ansible
16 15 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
17 13 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 617 (23.03%) Oracle
2 358 (13.36%) Microsoft
3 330 (12.32%) VMware
4 317 (11.83%) HP
5 181 (6.76%) Cisco
6 166 (6.20%) Red Hat
7 162 (6.05%) EMC
8 159 (5.94%) Citrix
9 154 (5.75%) SAP
10 146 (5.45%) NetApp
11 130 (4.85%) Cognos
12 129 (4.82%) CA
13 77 (2.87%) TIBCO
14 72 (2.69%) Dell
14 72 (2.69%) Brocade
15 71 (2.65%) Veritas
16 65 (2.43%) BMC
17 63 (2.35%) Symantec
18 60 (2.24%) Sun
19 50 (1.87%) Ab Initio
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