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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 83 81 85
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing IBM 1222 1227 1154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.14% 2.36% 2.20%
As % of the Vendors category 4.80% 5.11% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 674 579
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 33
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.69 £26.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.44% -15.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £11.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £32.10 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.69 £30.95
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -26.68%

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
25444 24019 24999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.63% 46.23% 47.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14996 13651 12918
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1249 1189 1370
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 £11.00 £10.56 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.02% -5.40%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 24 November 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 -9 1077 £425 - 261
London -18 453 £450 - 98
South East -8 214 £378 -13.46% 52
Scotland -9 86 £425 +5.59% 4
City of London -48 79 £435 +1.16% 25
North West -8 77 £375 - 21
West Midlands +15 74 £425 +4.61% 10
Hampshire -17 70 £375 -3.84% 13
Berkshire -2 66 £400 -15.34% 11
South West -18 62 £493 +23.12% 22
East Midlands +32 60 £400 +18.51% 12
East of England -16 55 £425 +21.42% 21
Yorkshire -10 53 £425 +21.42% 17
Edinburgh -25 40 £475 +11.76%
West Yorkshire +5 38 £425 +13.33% 11
Manchester +12 33 £413 +10.00% 11
Devon +6 29 £543 +49.65%
Wales -14 29 £400 +28.00% 4
Warwickshire +15 28 £425 - 1
Northamptonshire +6 27 £438 +109.58% 5
Leeds +11 26 £430 +14.66% 6
Surrey -1 25 £411 -11.08% 4
Glasgow +8 23 £375 +7.14% 3
Plymouth +7 23 £550 +51.72%
Buckinghamshire -12 22 £375 -9.09% 10
Northampton +4 20 £388 +102.61% 1
Milton Keynes -12 19 £375 -9.09% 8
Lancashire -10 18 £325 - 3
Midlands +2 17 £508 +31.81% 1
Essex -8 17 £425 -10.52% 4

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 724 (29.29%) WebSphere
2 607 (24.56%) Oracle
3 596 (24.11%) Finance
4 583 (23.58%) Linux
5 525 (21.24%) Windows
6 482 (19.50%) SQL
7 471 (19.05%) Java
8 449 (18.16%) Microsoft
9 418 (16.91%) UNIX
10 362 (14.64%) VMware
11 313 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
12 292 (11.81%) HP
13 282 (11.41%) XML
14 281 (11.37%) DB2
15 280 (11.33%) AIX
15 280 (11.33%) Banking
16 263 (10.64%) ITIL
17 259 (10.48%) SQL Server
18 247 (9.99%) Analytical Skills
19 245 (9.91%) SAN
20 243 (9.83%) Middleware
20 243 (9.83%) WebSphere MQ
21 242 (9.79%) SAP
22 238 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
23 218 (8.82%) Web Services
24 216 (8.74%) Mainframe
25 214 (8.66%) SOA
26 204 (8.25%) Security Cleared
27 201 (8.13%) Retail
28 197 (7.97%) EMC

IBM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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
1 724 (29.29%) WebSphere
2 160 (6.47%) WebSphere Application Server
3 111 (4.49%) WebLogic
4 104 (4.21%) IIS
4 104 (4.21%) Tomcat
5 98 (3.96%) Apache
6 86 (3.48%) FileNet
7 77 (3.11%) JBoss
8 67 (2.71%) MS Exchange
9 66 (2.67%) SharePoint
10 63 (2.55%) CICS
11 57 (2.31%) IBM HTTP Server
12 47 (1.90%) MQSeries
13 32 (1.29%) WebSphere Process Server
13 32 (1.29%) Oracle Workflow
14 28 (1.13%) Confluence
15 27 (1.09%) IBM Notes
16 26 (1.05%) Lotus Domino
16 26 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
16 26 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 135 (5.46%) MS Excel
2 81 (3.28%) MS Office
3 27 (1.09%) MS Project
4 25 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.65%) SPSS
6 5 (0.20%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.081%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.040%) Simulink
10 1 (0.040%) CATIA
10 1 (0.040%) CPLEX
10 1 (0.040%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.040%) Maple
Business Applications
1 42 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
2 32 (1.29%) Maximo
3 23 (0.93%) Cognos TM1
4 19 (0.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 17 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
6 10 (0.40%) SAP HR
7 9 (0.36%) Workday HCM
8 8 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
9 7 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 7 (0.28%) Misys Midas
9 7 (0.28%) SunGard GMI
9 7 (0.28%) TRIRIGA
10 6 (0.24%) SAP ERP
10 6 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
10 6 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
11 5 (0.20%) BPCS
11 5 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
11 5 (0.20%) BASE24
11 5 (0.20%) VisionPLUS
12 4 (0.16%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 44 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (0.65%) IBM SmartCloud
3 16 (0.65%) IBM Blueworks
4 13 (0.53%) SaaS
5 9 (0.36%) Office 365
6 7 (0.28%) IaaS
7 6 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (0.12%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.081%) PaaS
10 2 (0.081%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.040%) Responsys
11 1 (0.040%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 245 (9.91%) SAN
2 130 (5.26%) DNS
3 123 (4.98%) HTTP
4 112 (4.53%) Firewall
5 86 (3.48%) TCP/IP
6 78 (3.16%) SSL
7 67 (2.71%) WAN
8 65 (2.63%) Internet
9 57 (2.31%) NAS
10 56 (2.27%) VPN
11 52 (2.10%) LAN
12 47 (1.90%) FTP
13 41 (1.66%) Network Security
14 39 (1.58%) VLAN
15 37 (1.50%) LDAP
15 37 (1.50%) DHCP
16 34 (1.38%) Fibre Channel
16 34 (1.38%) NetScaler
17 31 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
18 24 (0.97%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (11.37%) DB2
2 259 (10.48%) SQL Server
3 136 (5.50%) Data Warehouse
4 115 (4.65%) Relational Database
5 99 (4.00%) Oracle Database
6 91 (3.68%) DataStage
7 69 (2.79%) IBM InfoSphere
8 62 (2.51%) RDBMS
9 55 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 45 (1.82%) Oracle Exadata
11 40 (1.62%) MySQL
12 37 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
13 33 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
14 30 (1.21%) Big Data
14 30 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
15 28 (1.13%) OLAP
16 25 (1.01%) NoSQL
17 23 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
18 22 (0.89%) MongoDB
19 21 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 69 (2.79%) JIRA
2 62 (2.51%) Jenkins
3 60 (2.43%) Subversion
4 53 (2.14%) Maven
4 53 (2.14%) Eclipse
5 43 (1.74%) ClearQuest
6 42 (1.70%) ClearCase
7 37 (1.50%) Hudson
8 35 (1.42%) JUnit
9 34 (1.38%) Selenium
10 33 (1.33%) Ant
11 29 (1.17%) SoapUI
12 25 (1.01%) QuickTest Pro
13 22 (0.89%) LoadRunner
14 21 (0.85%) Introscope
15 20 (0.81%) Visual Studio
15 20 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
15 20 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
16 16 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
16 16 (0.65%) RequisitePro
General
1 596 (24.11%) Finance
2 280 (11.33%) Banking
3 201 (8.13%) Retail
4 95 (3.84%) Investment Banking
5 94 (3.80%) Telecoms
6 82 (3.32%) Manufacturing
7 68 (2.75%) Marketing
8 45 (1.82%) Financial Institution
9 29 (1.17%) Retail Banking
10 28 (1.13%) Legal
11 16 (0.65%) Automotive
12 14 (0.57%) Advertising
12 14 (0.57%) German Language
13 12 (0.49%) Back Office
14 11 (0.44%) Front Office
15 10 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.40%) Publishing
16 9 (0.36%) Military
17 8 (0.32%) Electronics
17 8 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 439 (17.76%) Developer
2 352 (14.24%) Architect
3 308 (12.46%) Analyst
4 215 (8.70%) Consultant
5 187 (7.56%) Administrator
6 135 (5.46%) Java Developer
7 120 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
8 113 (4.57%) Project Manager
9 88 (3.56%) Business Analyst
10 82 (3.32%) Systems Engineer
11 78 (3.16%) Technical Architect
12 67 (2.71%) WebSphere Developer
13 63 (2.55%) Support Analyst
14 56 (2.27%) Infrastructure Architect
15 55 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 53 (2.14%) Designer
17 51 (2.06%) Systems Administrator
18 43 (1.74%) Senior Developer
19 41 (1.66%) Test Analyst
20 40 (1.62%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (11.41%) XML
2 243 (9.83%) WebSphere MQ
2 243 (9.83%) Middleware
3 218 (8.82%) Web Services
4 162 (6.55%) J2EE
5 154 (6.23%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 147 (5.95%) HTML
7 128 (5.18%) SOAP
8 110 (4.45%) .NET
9 103 (4.17%) Spring
10 84 (3.40%) CSS
11 82 (3.32%) REST
12 81 (3.28%) JMS
13 71 (2.87%) XSLT
14 59 (2.39%) Hibernate
15 57 (2.31%) Struts
16 56 (2.27%) JDBC
16 56 (2.27%) JSP
17 52 (2.10%) Ajax
18 49 (1.98%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 247 (9.99%) Analytical Skills
2 216 (8.74%) Mainframe
3 129 (5.22%) IBM Mainframe
4 116 (4.69%) Clustering
5 88 (3.56%) iSeries
6 84 (3.40%) Management Information System
7 75 (3.03%) Open Source
8 74 (2.99%) DataPower
9 67 (2.71%) Replication
10 55 (2.22%) AS400
11 45 (1.82%) Computer Science
12 36 (1.46%) Hedge funds
13 32 (1.29%) HACMP
14 31 (1.25%) Client/Server
15 28 (1.13%) Visualisation
16 26 (1.05%) Data Integration
17 24 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
18 21 (0.85%) Data Structures
19 20 (0.81%) Blackberry
20 19 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 583 (23.58%) Linux
2 525 (21.24%) Windows
3 418 (16.91%) UNIX
4 280 (11.33%) AIX
5 163 (6.59%) Solaris
6 148 (5.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 135 (5.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 109 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 73 (2.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 65 (2.63%) zOS
11 53 (2.14%) SUSE
12 48 (1.94%) Windows 7
13 47 (1.90%) Oracle Linux
14 38 (1.54%) SELinux
14 38 (1.54%) HPUX
15 36 (1.46%) Windows XP
16 32 (1.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 10 (0.40%) CentOS
18 9 (0.36%) Android
18 9 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (10.64%) ITIL
3 214 (8.66%) SOA
4 182 (7.36%) Migration
5 165 (6.67%) Project Management
6 137 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 135 (5.46%) ETL
8 121 (4.89%) E-Commerce
9 113 (4.57%) Business Intelligence
10 107 (4.33%) Scrum
11 104 (4.21%) TOGAF
12 102 (4.13%) UML
13 99 (4.00%) DevOps
14 94 (3.80%) Configuration Management
15 91 (3.68%) Workflow
16 87 (3.52%) OO
17 79 (3.20%) Data Modelling
18 75 (3.03%) Change Management
18 75 (3.03%) Performance Tuning
19 65 (2.63%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 482 (19.50%) SQL
2 471 (19.05%) Java
3 151 (6.11%) Perl
4 138 (5.58%) JavaScript
5 104 (4.21%) Bash Shell
6 95 (3.84%) PowerShell
7 89 (3.60%) Python
8 84 (3.40%) Shell Script
9 75 (3.03%) PL/SQL
10 72 (2.91%) COBOL
11 65 (2.63%) C
12 54 (2.18%) C#
13 51 (2.06%) Ruby
14 47 (1.90%) Korn
15 45 (1.82%) VBScript
16 36 (1.46%) Jython
17 30 (1.21%) JCL
18 29 (1.17%) VB
19 26 (1.05%) RPG
20 25 (1.01%) C++
Qualifications
1 204 (8.25%) Security Cleared
2 142 (5.74%) SC Cleared
3 118 (4.77%) Degree
4 63 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 34 (1.38%) MCSE
6 25 (1.01%) ISEB
7 24 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (0.89%) MCITP
9 21 (0.85%) IBM Certification
10 18 (0.73%) ISTQB
11 17 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 16 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (0.61%) DV Cleared
14 14 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (0.57%) CCNA
15 13 (0.53%) MCP
15 13 (0.53%) CCNP
15 13 (0.53%) PMI Certification
16 12 (0.49%) MCSA
17 11 (0.44%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (2.39%) QA
2 36 (1.46%) SLA
3 27 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 20 (0.81%) ISO 9001
5 17 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.40%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.24%) COBIT
9 2 (0.081%) GMP
9 2 (0.081%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.040%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.040%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 238 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 194 (7.85%) Active Directory
3 112 (4.53%) vSphere
4 72 (2.91%) Oracle RAC
5 63 (2.55%) VMware ESX
6 57 (2.31%) XenApp
7 42 (1.70%) Hyper-V
8 39 (1.58%) NFS
9 33 (1.33%) vCloud
10 32 (1.29%) Firmware
11 28 (1.13%) RACF
12 25 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
13 21 (0.85%) PowerHA
14 20 (0.81%) XenDesktop
15 18 (0.73%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 18 (0.73%) GPFS
16 17 (0.69%) FreeRADIUS
16 17 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 14 (0.57%) XenServer
17 14 (0.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 173 (7.00%) Tivoli
2 115 (4.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 102 (4.13%) Puppet
4 55 (2.22%) NetBackup
5 47 (1.90%) SCCM
6 45 (1.82%) SCOM
7 31 (1.25%) Backup Exec
8 29 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
9 27 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
9 27 (1.09%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 24 (0.97%) Netcool
11 19 (0.77%) Control-M
12 18 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
13 16 (0.65%) OpenView
13 16 (0.65%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 16 (0.65%) Ansible
14 15 (0.61%) HP SIM
15 14 (0.57%) Nagios
15 14 (0.57%) Netcool/OMNIbus
16 11 (0.44%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 607 (24.56%) Oracle
2 449 (18.16%) Microsoft
3 362 (14.64%) VMware
4 292 (11.81%) HP
5 242 (9.79%) SAP
6 197 (7.97%) EMC
7 174 (7.04%) Cisco
7 174 (7.04%) Red Hat
8 137 (5.54%) Citrix
9 115 (4.65%) NetApp
10 113 (4.57%) Cognos
11 82 (3.32%) Sun
12 68 (2.75%) Dell
13 62 (2.51%) CA
14 59 (2.39%) Symantec
15 54 (2.18%) Informatica
16 52 (2.10%) Lotus
17 51 (2.06%) Brocade
18 46 (1.86%) Remedy
19 42 (1.70%) Sybase
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