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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 94 87 90
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing IBM 1113 1097 1056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.06% 2.14% 2.17%
As % of the Vendors category 4.55% 4.64% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 609 524
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £286 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £555 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 33
Average hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% +43.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £42.50 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.69 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+54.25% -26.80%

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
24477 23656 23334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.38% 46.21% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14597 13392 12166
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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 £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1134 1101 1371
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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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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 -11 1002 £425 +2.53% 159
London -11 407 £484 +11.84% 55
South East -9 195 £363 -9.37% 33
North West +3 93 £331 -7.14% 14
City of London -35 72 £450 +12.50% 18
Hampshire -16 64 £363 -6.45% 6
Scotland -11 63 £425 +3.97% 2
South West -22 61 £450 +12.85% 13
East Midlands +28 60 £388 +14.81% 9
Yorkshire -3 56 £430 +9.20% 9
West Midlands +11 53 £390 -4.29% 13
Berkshire -12 46 £378 -11.17% 17
West Yorkshire -1 39 £430 +14.66% 7
East of England -31 34 £444 +29.09% 8
Leeds +6 29 £430 +27.40% 5
Edinburgh -28 26 £463 +5.11% 1
Northamptonshire -4 25 £375 +79.64% 1
Manchester -6 25 £425 +25.92% 6
Buckinghamshire -13 25 £370 -14.94% 2
Glasgow +3 23 £400 +14.28% 1
Cheshire 0 23 £432 +15.20% 2
Merseyside +17 22 £250 -20.63% 2
Devon +12 22 £525 +40.00%
Midlands +11 22 £550 -
Milton Keynes -10 22 £370 -14.94% 1
Surrey -11 22 £373 +6.42%
Wales -19 22 £325 +1.24% 3
Northampton -3 21 £375 +96.07%
South Wales -4 20 £325 +8.33% 2
Basingstoke -9 18 £375 -1.31% 2

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 676 (27.88%) WebSphere
2 560 (23.09%) Finance
3 556 (22.93%) Linux
4 549 (22.64%) Oracle
5 532 (21.94%) Windows
6 454 (18.72%) SQL
7 450 (18.56%) Java
8 440 (18.14%) Microsoft
9 423 (17.44%) UNIX
10 348 (14.35%) VMware
11 290 (11.96%) HP
12 281 (11.59%) ITIL
12 281 (11.59%) Banking
13 280 (11.55%) Agile Software Development
14 274 (11.30%) DB2
15 268 (11.05%) AIX
16 254 (10.47%) SAN
17 253 (10.43%) XML
18 251 (10.35%) SQL Server
19 236 (9.73%) Middleware
20 228 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
21 221 (9.11%) VMware Infrastructure
22 218 (8.99%) SAP
23 214 (8.82%) WebSphere MQ
24 199 (8.21%) Mainframe
25 194 (8.00%) Web Services
26 191 (7.88%) EMC
26 191 (7.88%) Tivoli
27 189 (7.79%) Security Cleared
28 183 (7.55%) Active Directory

IBM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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
1 676 (27.88%) WebSphere
2 174 (7.18%) WebSphere Application Server
3 107 (4.41%) IIS
4 100 (4.12%) Apache
5 96 (3.96%) Tomcat
6 91 (3.75%) WebLogic
7 78 (3.22%) SharePoint
8 77 (3.18%) JBoss
9 68 (2.80%) IBM HTTP Server
10 67 (2.76%) MS Exchange
11 57 (2.35%) FileNet
12 54 (2.23%) CICS
13 36 (1.48%) MQSeries
14 35 (1.44%) WebSphere Process Server
15 32 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
15 32 (1.32%) IBM Notes
16 29 (1.20%) Lotus Domino
17 28 (1.15%) Confluence
17 28 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
18 26 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 135 (5.57%) MS Excel
2 85 (3.51%) MS Office
3 29 (1.20%) MS Project
4 25 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.78%) SPSS
7 7 (0.29%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.12%) Simulink
10 2 (0.082%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.082%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.041%) Maple
11 1 (0.041%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.041%) CATIA
11 1 (0.041%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 35 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
2 31 (1.28%) Maximo
3 29 (1.20%) Cognos TM1
4 21 (0.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 15 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (0.37%) TRIRIGA
7 7 (0.29%) SunGard GMI
7 7 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
8 6 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (0.21%) VisionPLUS
9 5 (0.21%) SAP HR
9 5 (0.21%) BASE24
9 5 (0.21%) Misys Midas
10 4 (0.16%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.16%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.16%) Workday HCM
10 4 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.16%) PRMS
10 4 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.16%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (0.74%) IBM Blueworks
4 14 (0.58%) IBM SmartCloud
5 13 (0.54%) SaaS
6 10 (0.41%) Office 365
7 9 (0.37%) IaaS
7 9 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (0.29%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.16%) PaaS
11 3 (0.12%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.082%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.041%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 254 (10.47%) SAN
2 123 (5.07%) HTTP
3 120 (4.95%) DNS
4 103 (4.25%) Firewall
5 88 (3.63%) TCP/IP
6 75 (3.09%) SSL
7 67 (2.76%) WAN
8 65 (2.68%) Internet
9 59 (2.43%) NAS
10 52 (2.14%) LAN
11 49 (2.02%) VPN
12 46 (1.90%) LDAP
12 46 (1.90%) FTP
13 40 (1.65%) DHCP
13 40 (1.65%) NetScaler
14 34 (1.40%) VLAN
15 33 (1.36%) Network Security
16 31 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
17 29 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
18 24 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (11.30%) DB2
2 251 (10.35%) SQL Server
3 128 (5.28%) Data Warehouse
4 123 (5.07%) Relational Database
5 87 (3.59%) Oracle Database
6 86 (3.55%) DataStage
7 71 (2.93%) IBM InfoSphere
8 64 (2.64%) RDBMS
9 54 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 37 (1.53%) MySQL
11 36 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
12 33 (1.36%) Oracle Exadata
13 29 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
14 28 (1.15%) NoSQL
14 28 (1.15%) Big Data
14 28 (1.15%) OLAP
15 24 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
16 23 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
17 21 (0.87%) MongoDB
17 21 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 61 (2.52%) Eclipse
2 60 (2.47%) JIRA
3 57 (2.35%) Jenkins
4 52 (2.14%) Maven
5 45 (1.86%) ClearCase
6 43 (1.77%) ClearQuest
7 41 (1.69%) Subversion
8 39 (1.61%) Ant
9 33 (1.36%) Hudson
10 27 (1.11%) SoapUI
11 22 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
11 22 (0.91%) QuickTest Pro
12 21 (0.87%) JUnit
13 20 (0.82%) LoadRunner
14 19 (0.78%) Visual Studio
14 19 (0.78%) Introscope
15 18 (0.74%) Selenium
16 17 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
16 17 (0.70%) RequisitePro
17 14 (0.58%) MSI
General
1 560 (23.09%) Finance
2 281 (11.59%) Banking
3 181 (7.46%) Retail
4 96 (3.96%) Telecoms
5 92 (3.79%) Investment Banking
6 81 (3.34%) Manufacturing
7 72 (2.97%) Marketing
8 32 (1.32%) Legal
9 31 (1.28%) Financial Institution
10 29 (1.20%) Retail Banking
11 15 (0.62%) Automotive
12 14 (0.58%) Advertising
13 12 (0.49%) Back Office
14 10 (0.41%) Front Office
14 10 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.41%) German Language
15 9 (0.37%) Military
16 7 (0.29%) Publishing
16 7 (0.29%) Games
16 7 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 411 (16.95%) Developer
2 366 (15.09%) Architect
3 311 (12.82%) Analyst
4 212 (8.74%) Consultant
5 184 (7.59%) Administrator
6 115 (4.74%) Solutions Architect
7 109 (4.49%) Java Developer
8 107 (4.41%) Project Manager
9 87 (3.59%) Business Analyst
10 74 (3.05%) Technical Architect
11 72 (2.97%) Systems Engineer
12 67 (2.76%) Support Analyst
13 62 (2.56%) WebSphere Developer
14 61 (2.52%) Infrastructure Architect
15 57 (2.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 53 (2.19%) Designer
17 47 (1.94%) Systems Administrator
18 43 (1.77%) Senior Developer
19 41 (1.69%) Test Analyst
20 40 (1.65%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (10.43%) XML
2 236 (9.73%) Middleware
3 214 (8.82%) WebSphere MQ
4 194 (8.00%) Web Services
5 157 (6.47%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 148 (6.10%) J2EE
7 139 (5.73%) HTML
8 113 (4.66%) SOAP
9 104 (4.29%) .NET
10 85 (3.51%) Spring
11 84 (3.46%) CSS
12 72 (2.97%) JMS
13 65 (2.68%) JDBC
14 64 (2.64%) JSP
15 56 (2.31%) Ajax
15 56 (2.31%) REST
16 53 (2.19%) Hibernate
17 51 (2.10%) XSLT
18 45 (1.86%) Struts
19 39 (1.61%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 228 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
2 199 (8.21%) Mainframe
3 120 (4.95%) IBM Mainframe
4 98 (4.04%) Clustering
5 87 (3.59%) iSeries
6 86 (3.55%) Management Information System
7 76 (3.13%) Replication
8 73 (3.01%) DataPower
9 68 (2.80%) Open Source
10 57 (2.35%) AS400
11 47 (1.94%) Computer Science
12 30 (1.24%) HACMP
13 28 (1.15%) Client/Server
14 25 (1.03%) Data Integration
14 25 (1.03%) Visualisation
14 25 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
15 23 (0.95%) Hedge funds
16 22 (0.91%) Blackberry
17 21 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
18 20 (0.82%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 556 (22.93%) Linux
2 532 (21.94%) Windows
3 423 (17.44%) UNIX
4 268 (11.05%) AIX
5 179 (7.38%) Solaris
6 146 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 129 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 107 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 80 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 61 (2.52%) zOS
11 51 (2.10%) SUSE
12 48 (1.98%) Windows 7
13 41 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
14 37 (1.53%) HPUX
15 36 (1.48%) Windows XP
16 34 (1.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 11 (0.45%) Apple iOS
17 11 (0.45%) Android
18 10 (0.41%) CentOS
19 8 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (11.59%) ITIL
2 280 (11.55%) Agile Software Development
3 179 (7.38%) Project Management
4 174 (7.18%) SOA
5 167 (6.89%) Migration
6 146 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 128 (5.28%) ETL
8 122 (5.03%) E-Commerce
9 106 (4.37%) Business Intelligence
10 94 (3.88%) UML
11 93 (3.84%) Scrum
12 92 (3.79%) TOGAF
13 88 (3.63%) OO
14 85 (3.51%) DevOps
15 83 (3.42%) Data Modelling
16 82 (3.38%) Change Management
17 81 (3.34%) Performance Tuning
18 79 (3.26%) Workflow
19 77 (3.18%) Configuration Management
20 73 (3.01%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 454 (18.72%) SQL
2 450 (18.56%) Java
3 146 (6.02%) Perl
4 131 (5.40%) JavaScript
5 93 (3.84%) PowerShell
6 82 (3.38%) Bash Shell
7 81 (3.34%) Shell Script
8 76 (3.13%) Python
9 67 (2.76%) C
10 66 (2.72%) PL/SQL
11 59 (2.43%) C#
11 59 (2.43%) COBOL
12 43 (1.77%) VBScript
13 41 (1.69%) Korn
14 38 (1.57%) Ruby
15 33 (1.36%) Jython
16 27 (1.11%) JCL
17 25 (1.03%) VB
17 25 (1.03%) RPG
18 24 (0.99%) C++
Qualifications
1 189 (7.79%) Security Cleared
2 134 (5.53%) SC Cleared
3 112 (4.62%) Degree
4 68 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (1.48%) MCSE
6 25 (1.03%) MCITP
7 24 (0.99%) ISEB
8 22 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (0.91%) DV Cleared
9 21 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 21 (0.87%) IBM Certification
10 18 (0.74%) ISTQB
11 17 (0.70%) MCP
12 15 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (0.58%) CCNA
13 14 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (0.54%) MCSA
15 12 (0.49%) PMI Certification
16 10 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 10 (0.41%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (2.76%) QA
2 35 (1.44%) SLA
3 25 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 19 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 16 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.21%) COBIT
8 5 (0.21%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.082%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.082%) GMP
10 1 (0.041%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 221 (9.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 183 (7.55%) Active Directory
3 103 (4.25%) vSphere
4 65 (2.68%) VMware ESX
5 59 (2.43%) XenApp
6 56 (2.31%) Oracle RAC
7 46 (1.90%) Hyper-V
8 31 (1.28%) Firmware
8 31 (1.28%) NFS
9 28 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
10 27 (1.11%) RACF
11 26 (1.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 24 (0.99%) XenDesktop
13 23 (0.95%) PowerHA
14 21 (0.87%) vCloud
15 16 (0.66%) FreeRADIUS
16 14 (0.58%) XenServer
16 14 (0.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 12 (0.49%) KVM
18 11 (0.45%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 191 (7.88%) Tivoli
2 117 (4.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 80 (3.30%) Puppet
4 68 (2.80%) SCCM
5 60 (2.47%) SCOM
6 49 (2.02%) NetBackup
7 36 (1.48%) Netcool
8 31 (1.28%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 26 (1.07%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 26 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
9 26 (1.07%) SELinux
10 24 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
10 24 (0.99%) Backup Exec
11 16 (0.66%) Control-M
12 14 (0.58%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 13 (0.54%) HP SIM
14 12 (0.49%) Tivoli Identity Manager
14 12 (0.49%) CA Endevor
14 12 (0.49%) Ansible
15 11 (0.45%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 549 (22.64%) Oracle
2 440 (18.14%) Microsoft
3 348 (14.35%) VMware
4 290 (11.96%) HP
5 218 (8.99%) SAP
6 191 (7.88%) EMC
7 172 (7.09%) Red Hat
8 167 (6.89%) Cisco
9 141 (5.81%) Citrix
10 121 (4.99%) Cognos
10 121 (4.99%) NetApp
11 80 (3.30%) Sun
12 74 (3.05%) Dell
13 60 (2.47%) CA
14 56 (2.31%) Lotus
14 56 (2.31%) Symantec
15 54 (2.23%) Brocade
16 49 (2.02%) Remedy
17 46 (1.90%) Informatica
18 44 (1.81%) Veritas
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