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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 78 97 85
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -12
Contract jobs citing IBM 1312 1112 1057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.35% 2.04% 2.18%
As % of the Vendors category 5.18% 4.50% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 619 529
Average daily rate
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£440 £425 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 32
Average hourly rate £31.50 £22.75 £26.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -15.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.05 £10.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £37.65 £33.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £22.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -17.27%

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
25335 24686 22668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.40% 45.32% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14466 13932 12019
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £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 1097 1061 1208
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.81 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 +22 1223 £441 +0.85% 237
London +24 589 £463 +2.77% 110
South East -14 170 £425 - 38
City of London +45 169 £450 -5.26% 34
West Midlands +26 113 £425 +1.19% 16
North West +7 92 £450 +28.57% 11
East of England +7 84 £400 - 18
Berkshire -2 65 £450 +28.57% 13
Yorkshire -6 46 £375 -6.25% 9
Hampshire +2 45 £433 +15.33% 4
Scotland -35 42 £420 +5.00% 5
South West +14 41 £455 +1.05% 18
Hertfordshire -4 39 £350 -12.50% 11
Manchester +1 37 £470 +44.61% 1
West Yorkshire -6 37 £375 -9.09% 7
Reading +9 34 £438 +29.62% 7
Essex +9 33 £400 -5.88% 4
East Midlands -10 32 £400 +6.66% 10
Milton Keynes -5 30 £463 -7.50% 2
Buckinghamshire -15 30 £463 -3.89% 2
Warwickshire +15 26 £355 -21.54% 3
Tyne and Wear +2 25 £288 +2.31% 1
North East -6 25 £288 +1.95% 3
Leeds -14 24 £375 +7.14% 6
Staffordshire - 24 £438 -
Birmingham +5 23 £400 +14.28% 6
Bracknell +3 19 £475 +46.15% 2
Cheshire -5 18 £413 -1.72% 5
Sunderland +2 17 £295 +13.46%
Edinburgh -16 17 £425 -2.29% 2

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 630 (26.71%) Finance
2 627 (26.58%) WebSphere
3 555 (23.53%) Oracle
4 485 (20.56%) Windows
5 466 (19.75%) Linux
6 444 (18.82%) Java
7 434 (18.40%) UNIX
8 422 (17.89%) SQL
9 322 (13.65%) Banking
10 315 (13.35%) Microsoft
11 300 (12.72%) Agile Software Development
12 295 (12.51%) VMware
13 286 (12.12%) HP
14 265 (11.23%) ITIL
15 243 (10.30%) SQL Server
16 242 (10.26%) SAN
17 231 (9.79%) Middleware
18 225 (9.54%) XML
19 224 (9.50%) AIX
20 220 (9.33%) DB2
21 188 (7.97%) VMware Infrastructure
22 184 (7.80%) Migration
23 183 (7.76%) WebSphere MQ
24 180 (7.63%) Project Management
25 179 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
26 177 (7.50%) Web Services
26 177 (7.50%) Solaris
27 175 (7.42%) Cognos
28 165 (6.99%) Tivoli
29 164 (6.95%) Relational Database

IBM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 627 (26.58%) WebSphere
2 158 (6.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 117 (4.96%) IIS
4 105 (4.45%) SharePoint
5 103 (4.37%) Apache
6 81 (3.43%) Tomcat
7 80 (3.39%) WebLogic
8 73 (3.09%) IBM HTTP Server
9 71 (3.01%) JBoss
10 70 (2.97%) MQSeries
11 64 (2.71%) FileNet
12 38 (1.61%) CICS
12 38 (1.61%) OpenStack
13 37 (1.57%) SAS
14 32 (1.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 30 (1.27%) IBM Notes
16 26 (1.10%) MS Exchange
17 25 (1.06%) Lotus Domino
18 23 (0.97%) Confluence
19 21 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 119 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 88 (3.73%) MS Office
3 57 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 37 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 35 (1.48%) MS Project
6 15 (0.64%) SPSS
7 6 (0.25%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.21%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.085%) Simulink
10 2 (0.085%) FastStats
11 1 (0.042%) Weka
11 1 (0.042%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.042%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 70 (2.97%) Cognos TM1
2 47 (1.99%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 32 (1.36%) Maximo
4 21 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
5 18 (0.76%) Unica
6 10 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
6 10 (0.42%) TRIRIGA
7 7 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.25%) Summit
8 6 (0.25%) RMDS
8 6 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
8 6 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.21%) SunGard GMI
10 4 (0.17%) Loan IQ
10 4 (0.17%) Cognos Planning
11 3 (0.13%) Markit EDM
11 3 (0.13%) Fredhopper
11 3 (0.13%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.10%) SaaS
2 24 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (0.93%) PaaS
3 22 (0.93%) IBM Blueworks
4 11 (0.47%) IBM SmartCloud
5 10 (0.42%) OpenShift
6 7 (0.30%) IaaS
7 6 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.25%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (0.25%) Mimecast
7 6 (0.25%) Office 365
8 5 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.13%) SoftLayer
9 3 (0.13%) Silverpop
10 2 (0.085%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.085%) SmartFocus
10 2 (0.085%) Yammer
10 2 (0.085%) CheetahMail
10 2 (0.085%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 242 (10.26%) SAN
2 138 (5.85%) Firewall
3 123 (5.21%) HTTP
4 113 (4.79%) TCP/IP
5 84 (3.56%) WAN
6 76 (3.22%) LAN
7 73 (3.09%) DNS
8 66 (2.80%) NAS
9 57 (2.42%) LDAP
9 57 (2.42%) SSL
10 49 (2.08%) FTP
11 44 (1.87%) NetScaler
11 44 (1.87%) Fibre Channel
11 44 (1.87%) Internet
12 41 (1.74%) VPN
13 38 (1.61%) Cisco Nexus
14 34 (1.44%) MPLS
15 29 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
15 29 (1.23%) Network Security
16 25 (1.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 220 (9.33%) DB2
3 164 (6.95%) Relational Database
4 135 (5.72%) Data Warehouse
5 110 (4.66%) IBM InfoSphere
6 109 (4.62%) DataStage
7 108 (4.58%) Oracle Database
8 68 (2.88%) RDBMS
9 55 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 49 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 38 (1.61%) Big Data
12 34 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
13 32 (1.36%) MySQL
14 27 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
15 26 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
16 25 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
17 24 (1.02%) Hadoop
17 24 (1.02%) Cognos Framework Manager
18 23 (0.97%) Cognos Report Studio
19 19 (0.81%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 68 (2.88%) Eclipse
1 68 (2.88%) JIRA
2 66 (2.80%) Ant
3 51 (2.16%) Jenkins
4 46 (1.95%) Subversion
5 45 (1.91%) Maven
6 36 (1.53%) SoapUI
7 34 (1.44%) Visual Studio
8 31 (1.31%) Introscope
9 28 (1.19%) ERwin
10 26 (1.10%) Lombardi
10 26 (1.10%) JUnit
10 26 (1.10%) ClearCase
11 21 (0.89%) Selenium
11 21 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
12 19 (0.81%) Git (software)
12 19 (0.81%) TeamCity
13 16 (0.68%) LoadRunner
14 15 (0.64%) NUnit
15 13 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 630 (26.71%) Finance
2 322 (13.65%) Banking
3 119 (5.04%) Retail
4 86 (3.65%) Investment Banking
5 72 (3.05%) Telecoms
6 71 (3.01%) Manufacturing
7 55 (2.33%) Marketing
8 40 (1.70%) Financial Institution
9 28 (1.19%) Back Office
10 18 (0.76%) Legal
11 16 (0.68%) Retail Banking
12 13 (0.55%) Law
12 13 (0.55%) Billing
13 12 (0.51%) Games
14 11 (0.47%) Advertising
15 10 (0.42%) Electronics
16 9 (0.38%) Automotive
17 8 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.34%) German Language
17 8 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 429 (18.19%) Developer
2 374 (15.85%) Architect
3 338 (14.33%) Analyst
4 230 (9.75%) Consultant
5 184 (7.80%) Administrator
6 108 (4.58%) Java Developer
7 94 (3.98%) Business Analyst
8 93 (3.94%) Project Manager
9 92 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
10 74 (3.14%) Support Analyst
11 66 (2.80%) Infrastructure Architect
12 64 (2.71%) Data Architect
13 57 (2.42%) Technical Architect
14 52 (2.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 51 (2.16%) Systems Administrator
16 49 (2.08%) Programmer
17 47 (1.99%) Designer
18 41 (1.74%) WebSphere Administrator
19 38 (1.61%) Technical Analyst
20 37 (1.57%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (9.79%) Middleware
2 225 (9.54%) XML
3 183 (7.76%) WebSphere MQ
4 177 (7.50%) Web Services
5 163 (6.91%) .NET
6 158 (6.70%) J2EE
7 142 (6.02%) HTML
8 132 (5.60%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 128 (5.43%) SOAP
10 92 (3.90%) CSS
11 68 (2.88%) Spring
12 62 (2.63%) Ajax
13 58 (2.46%) HTML5
14 56 (2.37%) REST
15 54 (2.29%) JSP
16 52 (2.20%) WSDL
16 52 (2.20%) JMS
17 45 (1.91%) Servlets
18 43 (1.82%) JSON
19 41 (1.74%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 179 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 152 (6.44%) Mainframe
3 101 (4.28%) IBM Mainframe
4 99 (4.20%) DataPower
5 74 (3.14%) Replication
5 74 (3.14%) Clustering
6 61 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 60 (2.54%) iSeries
8 51 (2.16%) AS400
9 46 (1.95%) Data Integration
10 32 (1.36%) Data Extraction
11 30 (1.27%) Open Source
12 26 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
13 24 (1.02%) Computer Science
13 24 (1.02%) IBM XIV
14 20 (0.85%) Derivative
14 20 (0.85%) Client/Server
15 19 (0.81%) Visualisation
15 19 (0.81%) PKI
16 18 (0.76%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 485 (20.56%) Windows
2 466 (19.75%) Linux
3 434 (18.40%) UNIX
4 224 (9.50%) AIX
5 177 (7.50%) Solaris
6 130 (5.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 91 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 85 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 70 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 48 (2.03%) zOS
11 32 (1.36%) HPUX
12 27 (1.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 22 (0.93%) Windows 7
14 19 (0.81%) SUSE
15 16 (0.68%) Windows XP
15 16 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
16 15 (0.64%) Apple iOS
17 14 (0.59%) OS/400
18 12 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
19 11 (0.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (12.72%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (11.23%) ITIL
3 184 (7.80%) Migration
4 180 (7.63%) Project Management
5 156 (6.61%) Data Modelling
5 156 (6.61%) SOA
6 152 (6.44%) Business Intelligence
7 128 (5.43%) ETL
8 124 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 111 (4.71%) E-Commerce
10 100 (4.24%) Change Management
11 97 (4.11%) Scrum
12 92 (3.90%) Configuration Management
12 92 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
13 77 (3.26%) Analytics
13 77 (3.26%) OO
14 76 (3.22%) UML
15 71 (3.01%) Data Management
16 70 (2.97%) TDD
17 68 (2.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 444 (18.82%) Java
2 422 (17.89%) SQL
3 144 (6.10%) JavaScript
4 112 (4.75%) Shell Script
5 104 (4.41%) Perl
6 91 (3.86%) C#
7 70 (2.97%) Python
8 65 (2.76%) PowerShell
9 57 (2.42%) C
10 52 (2.20%) Korn
11 47 (1.99%) PL/SQL
12 45 (1.91%) COBOL
13 43 (1.82%) VB
14 41 (1.74%) Bash Shell
15 38 (1.61%) VBScript
16 36 (1.53%) C++
17 35 (1.48%) JCL
18 29 (1.23%) Jython
18 29 (1.23%) VB6
19 23 (0.97%) PHP
Qualifications
1 137 (5.81%) Security Cleared
2 119 (5.04%) Degree
3 98 (4.15%) SC Cleared
4 43 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (1.14%) IBM Certification
5 27 (1.14%) ISEB
6 24 (1.02%) MCSE
6 24 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
7 22 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (0.89%) DV Cleared
9 19 (0.81%) CCNP
10 17 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 15 (0.64%) CISSP
11 15 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (0.55%) PMI Certification
13 11 (0.47%) MCSA
13 11 (0.47%) MCP
13 11 (0.47%) ISTQB
14 9 (0.38%) NCDA
14 9 (0.38%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (4.24%) QA
2 35 (1.48%) SLA
3 27 (1.14%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.68%) Solvency II
5 13 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.34%) FATCA
8 6 (0.25%) COBIT
9 5 (0.21%) EMIR
10 4 (0.17%) GAAP
11 2 (0.085%) GMP
11 2 (0.085%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.085%) COREP
11 2 (0.085%) FINREP
12 1 (0.042%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 188 (7.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 122 (5.17%) Active Directory
3 79 (3.35%) vSphere
4 66 (2.80%) Hyper-V
5 45 (1.91%) XenApp
6 39 (1.65%) VMware ESX
7 36 (1.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 30 (1.27%) NFS
8 30 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
9 29 (1.23%) XenDesktop
10 19 (0.81%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 17 (0.72%) GPFS
11 17 (0.72%) KVM
11 17 (0.72%) XenServer
11 17 (0.72%) Firmware
12 16 (0.68%) RACF
13 14 (0.59%) Xen
13 14 (0.59%) Oracle Clusterware
14 13 (0.55%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 165 (6.99%) Tivoli
2 77 (3.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 60 (2.54%) SCCM
4 49 (2.08%) Puppet
5 42 (1.78%) SCOM
6 39 (1.65%) Netcool
7 28 (1.19%) HP SIM
8 25 (1.06%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 21 (0.89%) NetBackup
10 19 (0.81%) SCVMM
10 19 (0.81%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 17 (0.72%) CiscoWorks
12 16 (0.68%) Control-M
12 16 (0.68%) CA Single Sign-On
12 16 (0.68%) EdgeSight
13 15 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
13 15 (0.64%) Red Hat Satellite
14 14 (0.59%) Tivoli Monitoring
14 14 (0.59%) CA Endevor
15 13 (0.55%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 555 (23.53%) Oracle
2 315 (13.35%) Microsoft
3 295 (12.51%) VMware
4 286 (12.12%) HP
5 175 (7.42%) Cognos
6 160 (6.78%) Cisco
7 134 (5.68%) SAP
8 129 (5.47%) EMC
9 127 (5.38%) Citrix
10 126 (5.34%) Red Hat
11 115 (4.87%) NetApp
12 110 (4.66%) CA
13 95 (4.03%) TIBCO
14 91 (3.86%) Dell
15 68 (2.88%) Veritas
16 56 (2.37%) Remedy
17 53 (2.25%) Sun
17 53 (2.25%) CheckPoint
18 50 (2.12%) webMethods
19 49 (2.08%) Informatica
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