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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 94 84 81
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing IBM 1091 1098 1065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.08% 2.17% 2.34%
As % of the Vendors category 4.57% 4.76% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 585 486
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £294 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 32
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.03 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.73% +66.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -21.56%

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
23858 23073 21233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.42% 45.56% 46.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13643 12590 11164
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.13% +2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £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 968 990 1250
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -5 1017 £440 +3.52% 308
London +10 473 £450 +4.34% 130
South East -43 155 £400 -5.88% 46
City of London +50 127 £425 - 44
North West +19 113 £450 +38.46% 30
West Midlands +18 78 £435 +3.57% 26
Berkshire -16 47 £450 -2.06% 15
South West -7 46 £440 +0.57% 22
Hampshire -25 46 £325 -18.75% 9
East of England -32 43 £400 -5.88% 18
Yorkshire -13 41 £401 +14.64% 14
Buckinghamshire -12 37 £413 -10.81% 3
Manchester -8 36 £475 +40.74% 16
Milton Keynes -9 35 £419 -1.47% 1
Cheshire +4 29 £426 +26.33% 6
West Yorkshire -17 29 £414 +37.91% 13
Scotland -43 26 £420 -4.00% 4
East Midlands +4 25 £308 -18.00% 14
Staffordshire +18 24 £425 +4.29% 1
Wales -4 21 £325 -7.14% 2
Merseyside +4 20 £250 -34.64% 1
Leeds -9 20 £414 +37.91% 9
South Wales +2 19 £325 -7.14% 2
Wiltshire +7 17 £500 +32.45% 2
Essex +2 17 £400 -5.88% 3
Tyne and Wear +15 16 £300 +15.38% 1
North East +3 16 £300 +4.34% 2
Bracknell +17 14 £378 - 2
Cardiff +9 14 £325 -7.14% 2
Hertfordshire -19 14 £375 -6.25% 9

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 614 (26.59%) WebSphere
2 586 (25.38%) Finance
3 485 (21.00%) Oracle
3 485 (21.00%) Windows
4 469 (20.31%) Linux
5 424 (18.36%) Java
6 416 (18.02%) SQL
7 381 (16.50%) UNIX
8 360 (15.59%) Microsoft
9 323 (13.99%) Banking
10 289 (12.52%) VMware
11 276 (11.95%) ITIL
12 274 (11.87%) Agile Software Development
13 260 (11.26%) HP
14 245 (10.61%) SQL Server
15 235 (10.18%) DB2
15 235 (10.18%) SAN
16 223 (9.66%) Middleware
17 213 (9.22%) XML
18 206 (8.92%) AIX
19 199 (8.62%) Web Services
20 186 (8.06%) WebSphere MQ
21 179 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
22 174 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
23 170 (7.36%) Solaris
24 167 (7.23%) Mainframe
25 166 (7.19%) Project Management
26 165 (7.15%) Cognos
27 164 (7.10%) Migration
28 163 (7.06%) Security Cleared

IBM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 614 (26.59%) WebSphere
2 155 (6.71%) WebSphere Application Server
3 104 (4.50%) IIS
4 99 (4.29%) SharePoint
5 96 (4.16%) Apache
6 78 (3.38%) IBM HTTP Server
7 75 (3.25%) Tomcat
8 71 (3.07%) WebLogic
9 61 (2.64%) FileNet
10 58 (2.51%) CICS
11 54 (2.34%) JBoss
12 52 (2.25%) MS Exchange
13 41 (1.78%) MQSeries
14 40 (1.73%) TIBCO EMS
15 39 (1.69%) IBM Notes
16 37 (1.60%) Lotus Domino
16 37 (1.60%) Confluence
17 33 (1.43%) WebSphere Process Server
18 31 (1.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
19 28 (1.21%) SAS
Applications
1 121 (5.24%) MS Excel
2 77 (3.33%) MS Office
3 36 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 33 (1.43%) MS Project
5 27 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 20 (0.87%) SPSS
7 6 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.17%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.13%) Simulink
10 2 (0.087%) FastStats
11 1 (0.043%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.043%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.043%) Weka
Business Applications
1 57 (2.47%) Cognos TM1
2 34 (1.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 27 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (0.87%) Maximo
5 15 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.30%) SunGard GMI
6 7 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
6 7 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.22%) TRIRIGA
8 5 (0.22%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.17%) Misys Midas
9 4 (0.17%) Summit
10 3 (0.13%) VisionPLUS
10 3 (0.13%) Loan IQ
10 3 (0.13%) Oracle HRMS
10 3 (0.13%) SAP HR
10 3 (0.13%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.13%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 22 (0.95%) IBM Blueworks
2 14 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.56%) SaaS
4 11 (0.48%) IBM SmartCloud
4 11 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.39%) OpenShift
5 9 (0.39%) PaaS
6 7 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (0.26%) IaaS
8 5 (0.22%) Office 365
8 5 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.13%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.087%) CheetahMail
10 2 (0.087%) Pure360
10 2 (0.087%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.043%) GitHub
11 1 (0.043%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 235 (10.18%) SAN
2 121 (5.24%) HTTP
3 111 (4.81%) Firewall
4 98 (4.24%) TCP/IP
5 83 (3.59%) DNS
6 77 (3.33%) WAN
7 65 (2.82%) SSL
8 59 (2.56%) LAN
8 59 (2.56%) NAS
9 51 (2.21%) Internet
10 46 (1.99%) LDAP
11 41 (1.78%) NetScaler
12 38 (1.65%) VPN
13 37 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
14 36 (1.56%) FTP
15 32 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
16 27 (1.17%) DHCP
16 27 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
17 26 (1.13%) Network Security
18 25 (1.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 235 (10.18%) DB2
3 146 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
4 137 (5.93%) Relational Database
5 101 (4.37%) DataStage
6 86 (3.72%) Oracle Database
6 86 (3.72%) IBM InfoSphere
7 60 (2.60%) RDBMS
8 36 (1.56%) MySQL
8 36 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 35 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 27 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
11 26 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 23 (1.00%) NoSQL
13 22 (0.95%) Big Data
13 22 (0.95%) Cognos Framework Manager
14 21 (0.91%) OLAP
15 20 (0.87%) Hadoop
15 20 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
16 19 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 64 (2.77%) JIRA
2 58 (2.51%) Eclipse
3 55 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 49 (2.12%) Subversion
5 47 (2.04%) Ant
6 46 (1.99%) Maven
7 37 (1.60%) SoapUI
8 30 (1.30%) Introscope
9 23 (1.00%) TeamCity
10 22 (0.95%) Hudson
11 21 (0.91%) ERwin
11 21 (0.91%) MSI
12 20 (0.87%) ClearCase
13 19 (0.82%) JUnit
14 18 (0.78%) NUnit
15 17 (0.74%) Visual Studio
16 15 (0.65%) RequisitePro
17 13 (0.56%) QuickTest Pro
18 12 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
18 12 (0.52%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 586 (25.38%) Finance
2 323 (13.99%) Banking
3 136 (5.89%) Retail
4 88 (3.81%) Investment Banking
5 77 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 65 (2.82%) Manufacturing
7 59 (2.56%) Marketing
8 31 (1.34%) Financial Institution
8 31 (1.34%) Retail Banking
9 24 (1.04%) Legal
10 21 (0.91%) Back Office
11 10 (0.43%) Automotive
11 10 (0.43%) Electronics
12 9 (0.39%) Billing
12 9 (0.39%) Front Office
12 9 (0.39%) Law
12 9 (0.39%) Games
12 9 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.35%) Advertising
14 7 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 414 (17.93%) Developer
2 366 (15.85%) Architect
3 314 (13.60%) Analyst
4 210 (9.09%) Consultant
5 182 (7.88%) Administrator
6 102 (4.42%) Java Developer
7 97 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
8 94 (4.07%) Project Manager
9 81 (3.51%) Business Analyst
10 72 (3.12%) Technical Architect
11 71 (3.07%) Support Analyst
12 54 (2.34%) Infrastructure Architect
13 51 (2.21%) Designer
14 49 (2.12%) Data Architect
15 47 (2.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 46 (1.99%) Systems Engineer
17 42 (1.82%) Systems Administrator
18 41 (1.78%) WebSphere Administrator
19 39 (1.69%) WebSphere Developer
19 39 (1.69%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (9.66%) Middleware
2 213 (9.22%) XML
3 199 (8.62%) Web Services
4 186 (8.06%) WebSphere MQ
5 145 (6.28%) J2EE
6 138 (5.98%) .NET
7 115 (4.98%) SOAP
8 112 (4.85%) HTML
8 112 (4.85%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 87 (3.77%) CSS
10 74 (3.20%) Spring
11 57 (2.47%) JDBC
12 56 (2.43%) JSP
13 52 (2.25%) REST
14 51 (2.21%) JMS
15 49 (2.12%) HTML5
16 48 (2.08%) Ajax
17 41 (1.78%) Hibernate
18 40 (1.73%) WSDL
19 39 (1.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 174 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
2 167 (7.23%) Mainframe
3 118 (5.11%) IBM Mainframe
4 88 (3.81%) Clustering
5 82 (3.55%) Replication
6 78 (3.38%) iSeries
7 72 (3.12%) DataPower
8 64 (2.77%) Management Information System
9 56 (2.43%) AS400
10 42 (1.82%) Open Source
11 35 (1.52%) Computer Science
12 27 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
13 26 (1.13%) IBM XIV
14 25 (1.08%) Data Integration
15 22 (0.95%) Data Extraction
15 22 (0.95%) HACMP
16 20 (0.87%) VSAM
17 19 (0.82%) Blackberry
18 17 (0.74%) Derivative
18 17 (0.74%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 485 (21.00%) Windows
2 469 (20.31%) Linux
3 381 (16.50%) UNIX
4 206 (8.92%) AIX
5 170 (7.36%) Solaris
6 121 (5.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 105 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 90 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 70 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 59 (2.56%) zOS
11 35 (1.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 34 (1.47%) HPUX
13 32 (1.39%) Windows 7
14 29 (1.26%) SUSE
15 28 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
16 24 (1.04%) Windows XP
17 12 (0.52%) OS/400
18 11 (0.48%) Android
18 11 (0.48%) Apple iOS
19 10 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (11.95%) ITIL
2 274 (11.87%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (7.19%) Project Management
4 164 (7.10%) Migration
5 152 (6.58%) SOA
6 134 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
7 131 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 127 (5.50%) ETL
9 118 (5.11%) Data Modelling
10 93 (4.03%) OO
11 91 (3.94%) Configuration Management
11 91 (3.94%) Scrum
12 88 (3.81%) E-Commerce
13 84 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
14 79 (3.42%) Change Management
15 77 (3.33%) TOGAF
16 71 (3.07%) UML
17 67 (2.90%) Release Management
18 65 (2.82%) Incident Management
19 63 (2.73%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 424 (18.36%) Java
2 416 (18.02%) SQL
3 120 (5.20%) JavaScript
4 113 (4.89%) Perl
5 84 (3.64%) Shell Script
6 72 (3.12%) C#
7 65 (2.82%) Python
8 64 (2.77%) COBOL
9 63 (2.73%) PowerShell
10 61 (2.64%) C
11 58 (2.51%) PL/SQL
12 55 (2.38%) Bash Shell
13 42 (1.82%) Korn
14 40 (1.73%) JCL
15 37 (1.60%) VBScript
16 34 (1.47%) Jython
17 26 (1.13%) RPG
18 25 (1.08%) C++
18 25 (1.08%) REXX
19 22 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 163 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 127 (5.50%) SC Cleared
3 112 (4.85%) Degree
4 52 (2.25%) VCP4
4 52 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (1.56%) IBM Certification
6 30 (1.30%) MCSE
7 29 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (1.04%) ISEB
9 23 (1.00%) MCITP
9 23 (1.00%) DV Cleared
10 20 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 18 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (0.69%) CCNP
12 16 (0.69%) CCNA
13 15 (0.65%) ISTQB
14 14 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 13 (0.56%) MCP
16 12 (0.52%) MCSA
17 10 (0.43%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (3.90%) QA
2 37 (1.60%) SLA
3 20 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.61%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.39%) Solvency II
7 8 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.30%) COBIT
9 6 (0.26%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.17%) FATCA
10 4 (0.17%) GAAP
11 2 (0.087%) EMIR
11 2 (0.087%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.087%) GMP
12 1 (0.043%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 179 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 134 (5.80%) Active Directory
3 78 (3.38%) vSphere
4 54 (2.34%) VMware ESX
5 48 (2.08%) XenApp
6 42 (1.82%) Hyper-V
7 33 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
8 32 (1.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 31 (1.34%) RACF
10 27 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
11 24 (1.04%) XenDesktop
11 24 (1.04%) NFS
12 22 (0.95%) PowerHA
13 21 (0.91%) Firmware
14 18 (0.78%) XenServer
15 13 (0.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 13 (0.56%) GPFS
15 13 (0.56%) ACF2
15 13 (0.56%) KVM
16 12 (0.52%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 153 (6.63%) Tivoli
2 77 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 68 (2.94%) SCCM
4 55 (2.38%) SCOM
5 53 (2.30%) Puppet
6 42 (1.82%) NetBackup
7 41 (1.78%) Netcool
8 29 (1.26%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 25 (1.08%) HP SIM
10 22 (0.95%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 19 (0.82%) Control-M
12 18 (0.78%) Backup Exec
13 17 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
14 16 (0.69%) CA Endevor
15 15 (0.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
15 15 (0.65%) EdgeSight
15 15 (0.65%) SCVMM
16 14 (0.61%) Red Hat Satellite
17 13 (0.56%) CiscoWorks
18 11 (0.48%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 485 (21.00%) Oracle
2 360 (15.59%) Microsoft
3 289 (12.52%) VMware
4 260 (11.26%) HP
5 165 (7.15%) Cognos
6 162 (7.02%) SAP
7 154 (6.67%) EMC
8 146 (6.32%) Cisco
9 128 (5.54%) Red Hat
10 119 (5.15%) Citrix
11 100 (4.33%) NetApp
12 78 (3.38%) CA
13 76 (3.29%) TIBCO
14 68 (2.94%) Dell
15 59 (2.56%) Veritas
16 57 (2.47%) Lotus
17 56 (2.43%) Symantec
18 54 (2.34%) webMethods
19 51 (2.21%) Sun
20 46 (1.99%) Remedy
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