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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 94 99 91
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing IBM 1139 1050 1078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.21% 2.05% 2.19%
As % of the Vendors category 5.16% 4.49% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 546 564
Average daily rate £420 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £279 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £409 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 22
Average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.50 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +100.00%

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
22070 23365 22368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.80% 45.66% 45.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 13153 13548 12236
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 839 982 965
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +0.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 1032 £418 -2.62% 245
London -45 334 £456 +1.38% 94
South East +31 228 £425 +12.58% 44
North West +12 135 £400 - 22
West Midlands +36 86 £450 +3.44% 10
Scotland +31 68 £420 - 13
South West +5 62 £375 -23.46% 24
East of England +21 60 £450 - 11
Hampshire +13 60 £438 +25.89% 4
Buckinghamshire +29 57 £450 +24.13% 4
Yorkshire -5 54 £355 -15.47% 16
Cheshire +16 53 £425 -0.17% 8
Milton Keynes +19 50 £450 +38.46% 4
Manchester +6 48 £400 -15.78% 7
City of London -17 43 £425 - 31
Berkshire -5 41 £361 -19.72% 15
Surrey +21 40 £443 +36.15% 11
West Yorkshire +2 40 £350 -18.12% 8
East Midlands -12 35 £388 +6.89% 12
Edinburgh +6 30 £493 +9.44% 5
North East -15 26 £325 +10.16% 11
Glasgow +21 24 £265 -35.75% 8
Leeds -14 24 £355 -16.95% 4
Hertfordshire +15 23 £475 +5.55% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 23 £323 -18.86% 9
Tyne and Wear -20 23 £323 +9.32% 11
Reading +7 22 £350 -12.50% 8
Redhill - 19 £425 -
Lancashire +1 17 £400 +39.13% 4
Wiltshire -1 17 £375 -22.64% 11

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 607 (24.85%) Finance
2 604 (24.72%) WebSphere
3 567 (23.21%) Linux
4 560 (22.92%) Unix
5 559 (22.88%) Oracle
6 516 (21.12%) SQL
7 489 (20.02%) Windows
8 477 (19.53%) Java
9 364 (14.90%) Agile Software Development
10 340 (13.92%) AIX
11 339 (13.88%) Microsoft
12 319 (13.06%) DB2
13 297 (12.16%) HP
13 297 (12.16%) Banking
14 295 (12.08%) VMware
15 281 (11.50%) Middleware
16 250 (10.23%) XML
17 240 (9.82%) Security Cleared
18 227 (9.29%) Migration
19 225 (9.21%) Data Centre
20 222 (9.09%) Web Services
21 219 (8.96%) SQL Server
22 211 (8.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 207 (8.47%) Red Hat
24 206 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
25 200 (8.19%) Cisco
26 193 (7.90%) SOAP
26 193 (7.90%) Mainframe
27 187 (7.65%) WebSphere Application Server
28 184 (7.53%) JavaScript

IBM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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
1 604 (24.72%) WebSphere
2 187 (7.65%) WebSphere Application Server
3 103 (4.22%) WebLogic
4 96 (3.93%) Apache
5 91 (3.72%) Tomcat
6 90 (3.68%) JBoss
7 89 (3.64%) IIS
8 76 (3.11%) MQSeries
9 67 (2.74%) SharePoint
10 60 (2.46%) CICS
11 52 (2.13%) MS Exchange
12 49 (2.01%) SAS
13 45 (1.84%) IBM HTTP Server
14 29 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
14 29 (1.19%) IBM Domino
14 29 (1.19%) WebSphere Process Server
15 28 (1.15%) WebSphere Portal
16 25 (1.02%) IBM Notes
16 25 (1.02%) OpenStack
16 25 (1.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 123 (5.03%) MS Excel
2 85 (3.48%) MS Office
3 35 (1.43%) SPSS
4 22 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.53%) MS Project
6 6 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.082%) Simulink
8 2 (0.082%) Stateflow
8 2 (0.082%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 43 (1.76%) Maximo
2 32 (1.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 20 (0.82%) Unica
4 16 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
5 14 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
5 14 (0.57%) Magento
6 11 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
6 11 (0.45%) OpenText MBPM
6 11 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.37%) BASE24
7 9 (0.37%) BusinessWare
7 9 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (0.37%) SAP R/3
8 8 (0.33%) assyst
8 8 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
8 8 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.29%) HFM
10 6 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
10 6 (0.25%) Eloqua
11 5 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 67 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (0.90%) SaaS
3 20 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (0.78%) IBM PureFlex
4 19 (0.78%) PaaS
5 16 (0.65%) IaaS
5 16 (0.65%) Office 365
6 13 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (0.53%) SoftLayer
7 7 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.29%) Silverpop
8 5 (0.20%) Bluemix
8 5 (0.20%) GitHub
9 3 (0.12%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
9 3 (0.12%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.082%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.082%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.041%) Force.com
11 1 (0.041%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 176 (7.20%) SAN
2 145 (5.94%) Firewall
3 140 (5.73%) HTTP
4 97 (3.97%) SSL
5 95 (3.89%) TCP/IP
6 88 (3.60%) WAN
7 85 (3.48%) FTP
8 78 (3.19%) DNS
9 76 (3.11%) LAN
10 51 (2.09%) LDAP
11 45 (1.84%) HTTPS
12 43 (1.76%) VPN
13 41 (1.68%) Internet
14 40 (1.64%) NAS
15 33 (1.35%) Network Security
16 32 (1.31%) SNMP
17 31 (1.27%) SMTP
18 26 (1.06%) Cisco Nexus
19 25 (1.02%) MPLS
20 24 (0.98%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (13.06%) DB2
2 219 (8.96%) SQL Server
3 129 (5.28%) Data Warehouse
4 111 (4.54%) Relational Database
5 108 (4.42%) Oracle Database
6 107 (4.38%) IBM InfoSphere
7 85 (3.48%) DataStage
8 64 (2.62%) Big Data
8 64 (2.62%) Hadoop
9 57 (2.33%) RDBMS
10 48 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
11 43 (1.76%) MySQL
12 37 (1.51%) Neo4j
13 29 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 28 (1.15%) MongoDB
15 25 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 21 (0.86%) Apache Hive
17 18 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
17 18 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
18 17 (0.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 92 (3.77%) Subversion
2 80 (3.27%) Git (software)
3 77 (3.15%) Maven
4 74 (3.03%) ClearCase
5 68 (2.78%) Jenkins
6 67 (2.74%) Ant
7 60 (2.46%) Eclipse
8 52 (2.13%) ClearQuest
9 48 (1.96%) Rational DOORS
10 47 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
11 45 (1.84%) JIRA
12 39 (1.60%) Visual Studio
13 30 (1.23%) LoadRunner
14 28 (1.15%) Selenium
15 27 (1.11%) Toad
16 26 (1.06%) JUnit
17 24 (0.98%) Lombardi
18 22 (0.90%) Cucumber
18 22 (0.90%) Gradle
19 21 (0.86%) SoapUI
General
1 607 (24.85%) Finance
2 297 (12.16%) Banking
3 139 (5.69%) Retail
4 55 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 44 (1.80%) Investment Banking
6 39 (1.60%) Marketing
7 32 (1.31%) Financial Institution
7 32 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 25 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
9 22 (0.90%) Legal
10 19 (0.78%) Electronics
11 18 (0.74%) Billing
12 17 (0.70%) Advertising
12 17 (0.70%) Publishing
13 16 (0.65%) Automotive
14 14 (0.57%) Back Office
14 14 (0.57%) Retail Banking
15 12 (0.49%) Front Office
15 12 (0.49%) Military
16 11 (0.45%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 453 (18.54%) Developer
2 396 (16.21%) Architect
3 337 (13.79%) Analyst
4 223 (9.13%) Consultant
5 146 (5.98%) Solutions Architect
6 145 (5.94%) Administrator
7 129 (5.28%) Java Developer
8 85 (3.48%) Project Manager
9 70 (2.87%) Designer
10 65 (2.66%) Infrastructure Architect
11 62 (2.54%) Systems Administrator
12 59 (2.42%) Support Analyst
13 56 (2.29%) Test Analyst
14 48 (1.96%) Applications Support
15 47 (1.92%) Unix Administrator
16 45 (1.84%) Business Analyst
17 43 (1.76%) DBA
18 40 (1.64%) Linux Specialist
19 39 (1.60%) Technical Analyst
19 39 (1.60%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (11.50%) Middleware
2 250 (10.23%) XML
3 222 (9.09%) Web Services
4 193 (7.90%) SOAP
5 183 (7.49%) J2EE
6 143 (5.85%) HTML
7 134 (5.49%) WebSphere MQ
8 124 (5.08%) REST
9 114 (4.67%) IBM Integration Bus
10 103 (4.22%) Spring
11 99 (4.05%) Hibernate
12 95 (3.89%) CSS
13 88 (3.60%) .NET
14 78 (3.19%) JMS
15 68 (2.78%) Ajax
16 64 (2.62%) JSP
17 58 (2.37%) Struts
18 53 (2.17%) jQuery
19 51 (2.09%) Java EE
19 51 (2.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 225 (9.21%) Data Centre
2 206 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
3 193 (7.90%) Mainframe
4 146 (5.98%) DataPower
5 107 (4.38%) IBM Mainframe
6 101 (4.13%) AS400
6 101 (4.13%) Management Information System
7 77 (3.15%) iSeries
8 70 (2.87%) HACMP
9 66 (2.70%) Clustering
10 46 (1.88%) Data Integration
11 43 (1.76%) Computer Science
12 38 (1.56%) Public Cloud
13 35 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (0.98%) PKI
15 19 (0.78%) SWIFT
16 16 (0.65%) Data Structures
16 16 (0.65%) IBM XIV
16 16 (0.65%) Replication
16 16 (0.65%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 567 (23.21%) Linux
2 560 (22.92%) Unix
3 489 (20.02%) Windows
4 340 (13.92%) AIX
5 211 (8.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 175 (7.16%) Solaris
7 135 (5.53%) Windows Server
8 85 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 83 (3.40%) zOS
10 62 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 55 (2.25%) SUSE
11 55 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 31 (1.27%) CentOS
13 27 (1.11%) MVS
14 25 (1.02%) HPUX
15 21 (0.86%) Windows 7
16 15 (0.61%) Mac OS X
17 12 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
18 10 (0.41%) OS/390
18 10 (0.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (14.90%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (9.29%) Migration
3 176 (7.20%) SOA
4 172 (7.04%) ITIL
5 166 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
6 142 (5.81%) Change Management
7 132 (5.40%) ETL
8 131 (5.36%) Project Management
9 113 (4.63%) UML
10 112 (4.58%) Configuration Management
11 111 (4.54%) E-Commerce
12 109 (4.46%) Analytics
12 109 (4.46%) SDLC
13 102 (4.18%) Scrum
14 92 (3.77%) TOGAF
15 89 (3.64%) High Availability
16 87 (3.56%) Stakeholder Management
17 84 (3.44%) Data Modelling
18 81 (3.32%) Incident Management
19 78 (3.19%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 516 (21.12%) SQL
2 477 (19.53%) Java
3 184 (7.53%) JavaScript
4 164 (6.71%) Shell Script
5 120 (4.91%) Perl
6 105 (4.30%) Python
7 76 (3.11%) COBOL
8 69 (2.82%) PL/SQL
9 68 (2.78%) C#
10 66 (2.70%) JCL
11 60 (2.46%) PowerShell
12 59 (2.42%) C
13 58 (2.37%) Bash Shell
14 51 (2.09%) C++
15 49 (2.01%) Korn
16 36 (1.47%) REXX
17 27 (1.11%) VB
17 27 (1.11%) XPath
18 26 (1.06%) Jython
18 26 (1.06%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 240 (9.82%) Security Cleared
2 150 (6.14%) SC Cleared
3 97 (3.97%) Degree
4 42 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (1.56%) CISSP
6 35 (1.43%) ISEB
7 33 (1.35%) DV Cleared
8 29 (1.19%) CISM
9 26 (1.06%) CCNA
10 25 (1.02%) ISTQB
10 25 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 22 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 20 (0.82%) IBM Certification
14 18 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
15 17 (0.70%) PMI Certification
16 15 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 13 (0.53%) IBM AIX Certification
18 12 (0.49%) CISA
19 11 (0.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (2.46%) QA
2 45 (1.84%) PCI DSS
3 41 (1.68%) Data Quality
3 41 (1.68%) SLA
4 29 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.61%) COBIT
6 14 (0.57%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
7 12 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.45%) SEPA
9 9 (0.37%) HL7
10 8 (0.33%) ISAE 3402
10 8 (0.33%) ISO27005
11 6 (0.25%) ISO27002
12 5 (0.20%) ISO26262
13 4 (0.16%) Def Stans
14 3 (0.12%) DO-178B
14 3 (0.12%) IEC 61508
14 3 (0.12%) ISO20022
14 3 (0.12%) SDET
System Software
1 171 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 128 (5.24%) Active Directory
3 58 (2.37%) Hyper-V
4 46 (1.88%) vSphere
5 36 (1.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 34 (1.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 30 (1.23%) NFS
7 30 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
8 29 (1.19%) GPFS
9 27 (1.11%) VMware ESX
10 26 (1.06%) Docker
10 26 (1.06%) Time Sharing Option
11 25 (1.02%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 17 (0.70%) XenApp
13 15 (0.61%) Xen
14 14 (0.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 13 (0.53%) Tivoli Directory Server
16 12 (0.49%) Firmware
16 12 (0.49%) RACF
16 12 (0.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 147 (6.02%) Tivoli
2 74 (3.03%) Puppet
3 56 (2.29%) HP Quality Center
4 49 (2.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 40 (1.64%) SCCM
6 38 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
7 33 (1.35%) Nagios
8 29 (1.19%) Ansible
8 29 (1.19%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 27 (1.11%) Control-M
9 27 (1.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 24 (0.98%) CA Wily
10 24 (0.98%) NetBackup
11 16 (0.65%) Backup Exec
11 16 (0.65%) SCOM
11 16 (0.65%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 15 (0.61%) CA Single Sign-On
12 15 (0.61%) Netcool
13 12 (0.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 12 (0.49%) QRadar
Vendors
1 559 (22.88%) Oracle
2 339 (13.88%) Microsoft
3 297 (12.16%) HP
4 295 (12.08%) VMware
5 207 (8.47%) Red Hat
6 200 (8.19%) Cisco
7 137 (5.61%) EMC
8 129 (5.28%) Cognos
8 129 (5.28%) SAP
9 113 (4.63%) Citrix
10 95 (3.89%) NetApp
11 94 (3.85%) CA
12 72 (2.95%) Dell
13 60 (2.46%) Sun
14 55 (2.25%) Brocade
15 52 (2.13%) Veritas
16 51 (2.09%) CheckPoint
16 51 (2.09%) Netezza
17 44 (1.80%) Informatica
18 38 (1.56%) 3PAR
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