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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 86 89 82
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing IBM 1295 1181 1193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.27% 2.16% 2.33%
As % of the Vendors category 5.19% 4.81% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 580 598
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 21
Average hourly rate £31.44 £28.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.31% -1.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £12.00 £19.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.97 £31.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.29% +38.88%

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
24962 24573 23789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.75% 44.94% 46.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14721 13575 12861
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £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 1066 1080 1200
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.89 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +13 1181 £425 - 226
London +15 503 £450 - 96
South East -10 201 £450 +19.20% 43
City of London +14 131 £438 -7.89% 30
North West +10 111 £400 +5.26% 25
West Midlands +15 91 £415 -2.35% 10
Berkshire +25 90 £450 +2.85% 13
Yorkshire -11 75 £378 -11.17% 15
East of England +13 71 £343 -14.37% 7
Hampshire +9 55 £388 +19.23% 9
West Yorkshire -14 53 £400 -5.88% 9
South West +17 52 £431 +8.83% 12
Scotland -30 52 £400 +14.28% 14
Reading +19 46 £450 -8.62% 2
Hertfordshire +20 45 £325 -25.71% 3
Manchester -15 37 £400 +18.60% 18
Leeds -15 32 £400 -5.88% 7
East Midlands -15 31 £450 +5.88% 9
Merseyside +13 29 £338 -18.67% 1
Edinburgh +7 29 £410 +17.14% 4
Warwickshire +14 25 £429 +7.18% 2
Devon - 25 £438 - 1
Cheshire -3 24 £425 -5.55% 4
Tyne and Wear -11 23 £348 +33.65% 5
North East -14 23 £348 +33.65% 7
Wales -9 22 £368 -16.00% 5
Buckinghamshire -13 22 £338 -6.89% 1
Plymouth - 21 £438 - 1
Bracknell +8 20 £408 - 2
Watford +8 20 £313 -

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 684 (26.40%) WebSphere
2 671 (25.90%) Finance
3 602 (23.23%) Oracle
4 528 (20.38%) Java
5 506 (19.53%) Linux
6 478 (18.45%) Windows
7 464 (17.91%) UNIX
8 456 (17.60%) SQL
9 395 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
10 331 (12.77%) Microsoft
11 318 (12.27%) Banking
12 301 (11.62%) VMware
13 295 (11.39%) HP
14 277 (10.69%) Middleware
15 268 (10.34%) SQL Server
15 268 (10.34%) DB2
16 257 (9.92%) AIX
17 256 (9.88%) XML
18 251 (9.69%) SAN
19 225 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
20 218 (8.41%) Migration
21 209 (8.07%) ITIL
22 200 (7.72%) VMware Infrastructure
23 197 (7.60%) JavaScript
24 194 (7.49%) WebSphere MQ
25 193 (7.45%) SOA
26 192 (7.41%) Solaris
27 191 (7.37%) Web Services
28 188 (7.26%) .NET
29 187 (7.22%) Project Management

IBM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 684 (26.40%) WebSphere
2 130 (5.02%) WebSphere Application Server
3 110 (4.25%) IIS
4 99 (3.82%) MQSeries
5 94 (3.63%) Apache
6 92 (3.55%) Tomcat
7 81 (3.13%) JBoss
7 81 (3.13%) WebLogic
8 77 (2.97%) SharePoint
9 66 (2.55%) FileNet
10 42 (1.62%) IBM HTTP Server
10 42 (1.62%) SAS
10 42 (1.62%) CICS
11 36 (1.39%) OpenStack
12 29 (1.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 29 (1.12%) MS Exchange
13 20 (0.77%) Lotus Domino
13 20 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 20 (0.77%) Confluence
14 19 (0.73%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 130 (5.02%) MS Excel
2 83 (3.20%) MS Office
3 72 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 47 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 30 (1.16%) MS Project
6 12 (0.46%) SPSS
7 7 (0.27%) PowerPivot
8 6 (0.23%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.077%) FastStats
10 2 (0.077%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.077%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.039%) Simulink
11 1 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.039%) PrintSoft PReS
11 1 (0.039%) Mingle
11 1 (0.039%) Weka
Business Applications
1 43 (1.66%) Cognos TM1
2 38 (1.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 30 (1.16%) Maximo
4 29 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
5 15 (0.58%) Unica
5 15 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
6 12 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
8 8 (0.31%) RMDS
9 7 (0.27%) Primavera
9 7 (0.27%) Summit
9 7 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
9 7 (0.27%) Tridion
9 7 (0.27%) SAP IS-U
10 6 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 5 (0.19%) TRIRIGA
11 5 (0.19%) Teamcenter
11 5 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 43 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (1.04%) PaaS
3 26 (1.00%) SaaS
4 24 (0.93%) IBM Blueworks
5 18 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (0.58%) IaaS
7 14 (0.54%) Google Analytics
8 8 (0.31%) IBM SmartCloud
9 7 (0.27%) IBM PureFlex
9 7 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.23%) SoftLayer
11 5 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.15%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.15%) Office 365
12 4 (0.15%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.12%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.077%) SmartFocus
14 2 (0.077%) Rackspace Cloud
14 2 (0.077%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.077%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 251 (9.69%) SAN
2 130 (5.02%) Firewall
3 108 (4.17%) HTTP
4 107 (4.13%) TCP/IP
5 76 (2.93%) SSL
6 74 (2.86%) DNS
7 72 (2.78%) WAN
8 70 (2.70%) NAS
9 65 (2.51%) LDAP
10 57 (2.20%) FTP
10 57 (2.20%) Internet
11 56 (2.16%) LAN
12 41 (1.58%) Fibre Channel
13 37 (1.43%) Network Security
14 36 (1.39%) MPLS
15 34 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
16 28 (1.08%) VPN
17 26 (1.00%) DHCP
18 25 (0.96%) VLAN
19 24 (0.93%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (10.34%) SQL Server
1 268 (10.34%) DB2
2 165 (6.37%) Relational Database
3 120 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
4 118 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 109 (4.21%) IBM InfoSphere
6 108 (4.17%) DataStage
7 79 (3.05%) RDBMS
8 57 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 51 (1.97%) Big Data
10 50 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 42 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
12 40 (1.54%) Hadoop
13 38 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
13 38 (1.47%) MySQL
14 31 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
15 27 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
15 27 (1.04%) Informix
16 23 (0.89%) QualityStage
17 22 (0.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 83 (3.20%) JIRA
2 76 (2.93%) Jenkins
3 73 (2.82%) Eclipse
4 71 (2.74%) Subversion
5 70 (2.70%) Ant
6 48 (1.85%) Maven
7 44 (1.70%) JUnit
8 42 (1.62%) SoapUI
9 37 (1.43%) Visual Studio
10 36 (1.39%) Git (software)
11 34 (1.31%) Lombardi
12 32 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
12 32 (1.24%) ClearCase
13 29 (1.12%) LoadRunner
14 27 (1.04%) ERwin
15 25 (0.96%) Selenium
16 23 (0.89%) HP UFT
17 22 (0.85%) ClearQuest
18 20 (0.77%) Introscope
19 16 (0.62%) Toad
General
1 671 (25.90%) Finance
2 318 (12.27%) Banking
3 151 (5.83%) Retail
4 73 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 68 (2.62%) Manufacturing
6 65 (2.51%) Marketing
7 59 (2.28%) Telecoms
8 50 (1.93%) Financial Institution
9 31 (1.20%) Back Office
10 22 (0.85%) Billing
10 22 (0.85%) Retail Banking
11 16 (0.62%) German Language
11 16 (0.62%) Automotive
12 14 (0.54%) Electronics
12 14 (0.54%) Legal
13 11 (0.42%) Law
13 11 (0.42%) Games
14 9 (0.35%) Spanish Language
14 9 (0.35%) French Language
15 8 (0.31%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 495 (19.10%) Developer
2 421 (16.25%) Architect
3 318 (12.27%) Analyst
4 252 (9.73%) Consultant
5 146 (5.63%) Administrator
6 134 (5.17%) Solutions Architect
7 125 (4.82%) Project Manager
8 124 (4.79%) Java Developer
9 82 (3.16%) Business Analyst
10 70 (2.70%) Infrastructure Architect
10 70 (2.70%) Designer
11 63 (2.43%) Support Analyst
12 54 (2.08%) Systems Administrator
13 53 (2.05%) Senior Developer
14 51 (1.97%) Data Architect
15 50 (1.93%) Programmer
16 46 (1.78%) DBA
17 43 (1.66%) Support Engineer
17 43 (1.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 42 (1.62%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (10.69%) Middleware
2 256 (9.88%) XML
3 194 (7.49%) WebSphere MQ
4 191 (7.37%) Web Services
5 188 (7.26%) .NET
6 183 (7.06%) J2EE
7 176 (6.79%) HTML
8 158 (6.10%) SOAP
9 131 (5.06%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 118 (4.55%) CSS
11 84 (3.24%) Ajax
12 83 (3.20%) Spring
13 79 (3.05%) REST
14 70 (2.70%) JMS
15 69 (2.66%) JSP
16 68 (2.62%) HTML5
17 62 (2.39%) Servlets
18 61 (2.35%) Java EE
19 60 (2.32%) XSLT
20 59 (2.28%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 225 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 183 (7.06%) Mainframe
3 168 (6.48%) DataPower
4 147 (5.67%) Data Centre
5 90 (3.47%) IBM Mainframe
6 78 (3.01%) Clustering
7 73 (2.82%) Data Integration
8 63 (2.43%) Management Information System
9 53 (2.05%) Replication
10 48 (1.85%) iSeries
11 36 (1.39%) PKI
12 35 (1.35%) Data Extraction
13 34 (1.31%) EMC VMAX
14 30 (1.16%) EMC VNX
15 29 (1.12%) User Experience
15 29 (1.12%) AS400
16 28 (1.08%) Derivative
17 27 (1.04%) Computer Science
18 25 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
19 23 (0.89%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 506 (19.53%) Linux
2 478 (18.45%) Windows
3 464 (17.91%) UNIX
4 257 (9.92%) AIX
5 192 (7.41%) Solaris
6 142 (5.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 81 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 70 (2.70%) zOS
9 68 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 63 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 30 (1.16%) HPUX
12 27 (1.04%) Data ONTAP
13 20 (0.77%) Windows 7
14 18 (0.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 18 (0.69%) SUSE
15 10 (0.39%) Windows XP
15 10 (0.39%) Android
15 10 (0.39%) Apple iOS
16 9 (0.35%) VMS
17 7 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (8.41%) Migration
3 209 (8.07%) ITIL
4 193 (7.45%) SOA
5 187 (7.22%) Project Management
6 160 (6.18%) Data Modelling
7 157 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
8 143 (5.52%) ETL
9 142 (5.48%) E-Commerce
10 139 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
11 129 (4.98%) Change Management
12 125 (4.82%) SDLC
13 123 (4.75%) Scrum
14 109 (4.21%) Configuration Management
15 92 (3.55%) Continuous Integration
16 88 (3.40%) OO
17 87 (3.36%) TDD
18 84 (3.24%) Data Management
19 83 (3.20%) Enterprise Architecture
19 83 (3.20%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 528 (20.38%) Java
2 456 (17.60%) SQL
3 197 (7.60%) JavaScript
4 132 (5.09%) Shell Script
5 108 (4.17%) Perl
6 88 (3.40%) C#
7 75 (2.89%) Python
8 58 (2.24%) PowerShell
8 58 (2.24%) Bash Shell
9 54 (2.08%) JCL
9 54 (2.08%) C
10 53 (2.05%) VB
11 45 (1.74%) PL/SQL
12 43 (1.66%) REXX
13 42 (1.62%) Korn
14 39 (1.51%) C++
15 38 (1.47%) COBOL
16 30 (1.16%) XPath
17 29 (1.12%) VB6
18 24 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 158 (6.10%) Security Cleared
2 130 (5.02%) Degree
3 114 (4.40%) SC Cleared
4 36 (1.39%) ISEB
4 36 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (1.24%) PMI Certification
5 32 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (1.12%) IBM Certification
7 27 (1.04%) CCNP
8 24 (0.93%) CISSP
8 24 (0.93%) MCSE
9 20 (0.77%) PMP
10 15 (0.58%) MCSA
11 14 (0.54%) DV Cleared
12 13 (0.50%) ISTQB
12 13 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
14 11 (0.42%) CCNA
14 11 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (3.32%) QA
2 53 (2.05%) SLA
3 38 (1.47%) Data Quality
4 18 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.39%) HL7
6 10 (0.39%) DICOM
6 10 (0.39%) Solvency II
7 9 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.31%) FATCA
9 7 (0.27%) EMIR
9 7 (0.27%) COBIT
10 6 (0.23%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.12%) IEC 61508
12 2 (0.077%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.077%) COREP
12 2 (0.077%) FINREP
12 2 (0.077%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.077%) COSO
13 1 (0.039%) GAAP
System Software
1 200 (7.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 136 (5.25%) Active Directory
3 92 (3.55%) vSphere
4 66 (2.55%) Hyper-V
5 51 (1.97%) NFS
6 45 (1.74%) XenApp
7 42 (1.62%) VMware ESX
8 35 (1.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 34 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
10 30 (1.16%) Time Sharing Option
11 27 (1.04%) RACF
12 26 (1.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 23 (0.89%) XenDesktop
13 23 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
14 22 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 20 (0.77%) KVM
16 18 (0.69%) SRDF
17 17 (0.66%) GPFS
18 16 (0.62%) Tivoli Directory Server
19 15 (0.58%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 164 (6.33%) Tivoli
2 80 (3.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 72 (2.78%) Puppet
4 40 (1.54%) NetBackup
5 37 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (1.20%) Netcool
7 30 (1.16%) SCCM
8 25 (0.96%) EMC VPLEX
9 23 (0.89%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 23 (0.89%) Control-M
10 22 (0.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 21 (0.81%) CA Single Sign-On
12 19 (0.73%) Nagios
12 19 (0.73%) BladeLogic
13 18 (0.69%) SCOM
14 16 (0.62%) CA LISA
14 16 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
15 15 (0.58%) OMEGAMON
15 15 (0.58%) CiscoWorks
15 15 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 602 (23.23%) Oracle
2 331 (12.77%) Microsoft
3 301 (11.62%) VMware
4 295 (11.39%) HP
5 174 (6.72%) Cisco
6 145 (5.60%) Red Hat
7 144 (5.56%) EMC
8 143 (5.52%) SAP
9 139 (5.36%) Citrix
10 135 (5.21%) Cognos
11 128 (4.94%) NetApp
12 121 (4.67%) CA
13 105 (4.05%) TIBCO
14 76 (2.93%) Dell
15 72 (2.78%) Veritas
16 64 (2.47%) BMC
17 63 (2.43%) Symantec
18 59 (2.28%) Sun
19 56 (2.16%) Brocade
20 49 (1.89%) F5
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