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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 79 77 80
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing IBM 1288 1299 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.21% 2.48% 2.26%
As % of the Vendors category 4.90% 5.36% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 700 598
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 28
Average hourly rate £21.50 £23.46 £24.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.35% -5.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £11.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.10 £38.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £23.46 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-8.35% -12.78%

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
26282 24246 25665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.03% 46.23% 47.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15364 13731 13222
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1242 1169 1321
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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
(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 -2 1134 £425 - 215
London -23 478 £425 -9.57% 85
South East -17 201 £408 -2.97% 49
City of London -35 105 £425 -10.52% 17
North West +2 91 £400 +6.66% 13
West Midlands +17 90 £425 +3.03% 7
Scotland -5 90 £419 +4.68% 10
East of England -1 73 £350 +7.27% 21
Berkshire +1 67 £475 +6.74% 11
Yorkshire -4 63 £425 +30.76% 10
South West -20 62 £515 +30.37% 15
East Midlands +26 57 £440 +3.52% 7
Hampshire -17 50 £381 -4.68% 10
West Yorkshire +8 48 £425 +13.33% 8
Manchester +26 43 £400 +6.66% 6
Edinburgh -24 37 £475 +11.76% 1
Warwickshire +14 32 £425 -2.85% 3
Leeds +9 30 £425 +11.47% 4
Wales -1 30 £400 +14.28% 6
Surrey +1 26 £411 -2.66% 8
Buckinghamshire -12 25 £400 +3.22% 7
Devon -1 24 £550 +42.85%
Cheshire -10 24 £428 +0.58% 6
Glasgow +13 23 £350 - 8
Hertfordshire -23 23 £323 +39.45% 9
Essex -10 21 £425 -10.52% 3
Milton Keynes -15 19 £400 +3.22% 5
Birmingham +6 18 £675 +64.13% 2
Coventry +1 18 £438 +16.66%
Lancashire -8 18 £339 -

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 751 (30.63%) WebSphere
2 612 (24.96%) Oracle
3 604 (24.63%) Finance
4 598 (24.39%) Linux
5 528 (21.53%) Windows
6 480 (19.58%) Java
7 467 (19.05%) Microsoft
8 458 (18.68%) SQL
9 435 (17.74%) UNIX
10 351 (14.31%) VMware
11 300 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
12 289 (11.79%) AIX
13 288 (11.75%) HP
14 278 (11.34%) DB2
15 277 (11.30%) XML
16 259 (10.56%) Banking
17 256 (10.44%) SAP
18 253 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
19 243 (9.91%) ITIL
20 241 (9.83%) SQL Server
21 237 (9.67%) Mainframe
22 234 (9.54%) WebSphere MQ
23 231 (9.42%) Web Services
23 231 (9.42%) SAN
23 231 (9.42%) VMware Infrastructure
24 230 (9.38%) SOA
25 229 (9.34%) Middleware
26 210 (8.56%) Retail
27 207 (8.44%) Security Cleared
28 204 (8.32%) Active Directory

IBM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 751 (30.63%) WebSphere
2 169 (6.89%) WebSphere Application Server
3 128 (5.22%) WebLogic
4 108 (4.40%) Tomcat
5 104 (4.24%) Apache
6 100 (4.08%) IIS
7 92 (3.75%) FileNet
8 83 (3.38%) JBoss
9 74 (3.02%) MS Exchange
10 69 (2.81%) CICS
11 67 (2.73%) IBM HTTP Server
12 65 (2.65%) SharePoint
13 51 (2.08%) MQSeries
14 37 (1.51%) Oracle Workflow
15 34 (1.39%) WebSphere Process Server
16 28 (1.14%) Lotus Domino
17 27 (1.10%) IBM Notes
18 25 (1.02%) Confluence
19 23 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
19 23 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 133 (5.42%) MS Excel
2 87 (3.55%) MS Office
3 32 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 29 (1.18%) MS Project
5 28 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.33%) SPSS
7 4 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.16%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.082%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.041%) Simulink
10 1 (0.041%) CATIA
10 1 (0.041%) CPLEX
10 1 (0.041%) Maple
Business Applications
1 43 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (1.18%) Maximo
3 22 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
4 19 (0.77%) Cognos TM1
5 17 (0.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 15 (0.61%) Workday HCM
7 14 (0.57%) SAP HR
8 9 (0.37%) TRIRIGA
9 8 (0.33%) BPCS
10 6 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
10 6 (0.24%) SAP FI
10 6 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
10 6 (0.24%) SAP ERP
10 6 (0.24%) Misys Midas
10 6 (0.24%) SunGard GMI
11 5 (0.20%) BASE24
11 5 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
11 5 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
12 4 (0.16%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 46 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (0.69%) IBM SmartCloud
4 14 (0.57%) IBM Blueworks
5 13 (0.53%) SaaS
6 10 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.37%) Office 365
8 6 (0.24%) IaaS
9 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (0.12%) PaaS
11 2 (0.082%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 231 (9.42%) SAN
2 142 (5.79%) DNS
3 126 (5.14%) HTTP
4 113 (4.61%) Firewall
5 84 (3.43%) SSL
6 83 (3.38%) TCP/IP
7 70 (2.85%) Internet
8 63 (2.57%) WAN
9 54 (2.20%) NAS
10 50 (2.04%) LAN
11 44 (1.79%) FTP
12 43 (1.75%) VPN
13 42 (1.71%) LDAP
14 39 (1.59%) Network Security
15 38 (1.55%) DHCP
16 33 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
17 32 (1.31%) VLAN
18 22 (0.90%) SNMP
18 22 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
19 20 (0.82%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (11.34%) DB2
2 241 (9.83%) SQL Server
3 121 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
4 101 (4.12%) Oracle Database
4 101 (4.12%) Relational Database
5 84 (3.43%) DataStage
6 64 (2.61%) IBM InfoSphere
7 58 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 54 (2.20%) RDBMS
9 48 (1.96%) Oracle Exadata
10 41 (1.67%) MySQL
11 33 (1.35%) Big Data
12 31 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
13 27 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
14 25 (1.02%) MongoDB
14 25 (1.02%) NoSQL
14 25 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
15 23 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
16 22 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
16 22 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 72 (2.94%) JIRA
2 68 (2.77%) Jenkins
3 67 (2.73%) Subversion
4 57 (2.32%) Maven
5 55 (2.24%) Eclipse
6 46 (1.88%) ClearQuest
7 45 (1.84%) ClearCase
8 44 (1.79%) Ant
9 41 (1.67%) Hudson
10 34 (1.39%) Selenium
11 33 (1.35%) JUnit
12 29 (1.18%) Introscope
13 26 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
14 25 (1.02%) SoapUI
15 23 (0.94%) QuickTest Pro
16 21 (0.86%) LoadRunner
16 21 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
17 17 (0.69%) Visual Studio
18 13 (0.53%) TeamCity
18 13 (0.53%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 604 (24.63%) Finance
2 259 (10.56%) Banking
3 210 (8.56%) Retail
4 87 (3.55%) Investment Banking
5 85 (3.47%) Telecoms
6 78 (3.18%) Manufacturing
7 70 (2.85%) Marketing
8 56 (2.28%) Financial Institution
9 29 (1.18%) Retail Banking
10 27 (1.10%) Legal
11 21 (0.86%) Automotive
12 15 (0.61%) Advertising
12 15 (0.61%) Back Office
12 15 (0.61%) German Language
13 14 (0.57%) Military
14 11 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.37%) Front Office
15 9 (0.37%) Publishing
16 8 (0.33%) French Language
17 7 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 445 (18.15%) Developer
2 356 (14.52%) Architect
3 284 (11.58%) Analyst
4 217 (8.85%) Consultant
5 187 (7.63%) Administrator
6 131 (5.34%) Java Developer
7 116 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
8 110 (4.49%) Project Manager
9 92 (3.75%) Business Analyst
10 81 (3.30%) Systems Engineer
11 80 (3.26%) Technical Architect
12 70 (2.85%) WebSphere Developer
13 53 (2.16%) Infrastructure Architect
14 50 (2.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 49 (2.00%) Designer
16 46 (1.88%) Systems Administrator
16 46 (1.88%) Integration Architect
16 46 (1.88%) Support Analyst
17 45 (1.84%) Senior Developer
18 42 (1.71%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (11.30%) XML
2 234 (9.54%) WebSphere MQ
3 231 (9.42%) Web Services
4 229 (9.34%) Middleware
5 170 (6.93%) J2EE
6 156 (6.36%) HTML
7 148 (6.04%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 125 (5.10%) SOAP
9 115 (4.69%) .NET
10 111 (4.53%) Spring
11 101 (4.12%) CSS
12 84 (3.43%) REST
13 79 (3.22%) JMS
14 75 (3.06%) XSLT
15 64 (2.61%) JSP
16 61 (2.49%) Struts
17 59 (2.41%) JDBC
18 58 (2.37%) Hibernate
19 54 (2.20%) Ajax
20 51 (2.08%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 253 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
2 237 (9.67%) Mainframe
3 134 (5.46%) IBM Mainframe
4 126 (5.14%) Clustering
5 88 (3.59%) DataPower
6 85 (3.47%) iSeries
6 85 (3.47%) Management Information System
7 72 (2.94%) Open Source
8 60 (2.45%) Replication
9 57 (2.32%) AS400
10 47 (1.92%) Computer Science
11 41 (1.67%) Hedge funds
12 29 (1.18%) HACMP
13 28 (1.14%) Visualisation
14 26 (1.06%) Client/Server
15 25 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
16 24 (0.98%) Data Integration
17 19 (0.77%) Blackberry
17 19 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
18 18 (0.73%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 598 (24.39%) Linux
2 528 (21.53%) Windows
3 435 (17.74%) UNIX
4 289 (11.79%) AIX
5 158 (6.44%) Solaris
6 150 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 122 (4.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 98 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 76 (3.10%) zOS
10 65 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 49 (2.00%) SUSE
12 47 (1.92%) Windows 7
13 42 (1.71%) HPUX
14 41 (1.67%) Oracle Linux
15 40 (1.63%) SELinux
16 33 (1.35%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.45%) VMS
17 11 (0.45%) Windows 2000
18 9 (0.37%) MVS
18 9 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (9.91%) ITIL
3 230 (9.38%) SOA
4 195 (7.95%) Migration
5 159 (6.48%) Project Management
6 145 (5.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 131 (5.34%) E-Commerce
8 125 (5.10%) ETL
9 115 (4.69%) TOGAF
10 107 (4.36%) UML
11 106 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
12 102 (4.16%) DevOps
13 97 (3.96%) Scrum
14 94 (3.83%) OO
15 92 (3.75%) Workflow
16 91 (3.71%) Configuration Management
17 78 (3.18%) Change Management
18 72 (2.94%) PRINCE2
19 70 (2.85%) ERP
19 70 (2.85%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 480 (19.58%) Java
2 458 (18.68%) SQL
3 150 (6.12%) JavaScript
4 146 (5.95%) Perl
5 116 (4.73%) Bash Shell
6 103 (4.20%) Python
7 90 (3.67%) Shell Script
8 79 (3.22%) PowerShell
9 77 (3.14%) PL/SQL
10 72 (2.94%) COBOL
11 61 (2.49%) C
12 54 (2.20%) C#
13 49 (2.00%) Ruby
14 41 (1.67%) Korn
15 38 (1.55%) Jython
16 35 (1.43%) VBScript
17 31 (1.26%) VB
17 31 (1.26%) JCL
18 28 (1.14%) T-SQL
18 28 (1.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 207 (8.44%) Security Cleared
2 155 (6.32%) SC Cleared
3 112 (4.57%) Degree
4 59 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (1.18%) MCSE
6 23 (0.94%) ISEB
7 22 (0.90%) IBM Certification
8 19 (0.77%) MCITP
9 18 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 16 (0.65%) ISTQB
12 15 (0.61%) DV Cleared
12 15 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 14 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (0.53%) RHCE
14 13 (0.53%) CCNA
15 12 (0.49%) PMI Certification
16 11 (0.45%) MCSA
17 10 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
18 9 (0.37%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.08%) QA
2 43 (1.75%) SLA
3 27 (1.10%) ISO 9001
4 26 (1.06%) Data Quality
5 16 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.20%) COBIT
8 1 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.041%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.041%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.041%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 231 (9.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 204 (8.32%) Active Directory
3 97 (3.96%) vSphere
4 74 (3.02%) Oracle RAC
5 62 (2.53%) VMware ESX
6 52 (2.12%) XenApp
7 39 (1.59%) Hyper-V
8 38 (1.55%) NFS
8 38 (1.55%) vCloud
9 30 (1.22%) RACF
10 25 (1.02%) Firmware
11 18 (0.73%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 18 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
12 16 (0.65%) PowerHA
13 15 (0.61%) XenDesktop
14 14 (0.57%) GPFS
15 13 (0.53%) XenServer
15 13 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 13 (0.53%) SRDF
16 12 (0.49%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 164 (6.69%) Tivoli
2 121 (4.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 108 (4.40%) Puppet
4 65 (2.65%) NetBackup
5 41 (1.67%) SCOM
6 38 (1.55%) SCCM
7 33 (1.35%) Backup Exec
8 29 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
9 26 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
10 24 (0.98%) Netcool
11 23 (0.94%) Control-M
11 23 (0.94%) OpenView
12 20 (0.82%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 20 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
12 20 (0.82%) Ansible
13 19 (0.77%) BMC PATROL
14 16 (0.65%) OMEGAMON
15 15 (0.61%) CA Wily
16 14 (0.57%) Nagios
17 13 (0.53%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 612 (24.96%) Oracle
2 467 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 351 (14.31%) VMware
4 288 (11.75%) HP
5 256 (10.44%) SAP
6 198 (8.08%) EMC
7 173 (7.06%) Red Hat
8 167 (6.81%) Cisco
9 127 (5.18%) Citrix
10 115 (4.69%) NetApp
11 95 (3.87%) Cognos
12 92 (3.75%) Sun
13 57 (2.32%) Informatica
13 57 (2.32%) Symantec
14 55 (2.24%) Dell
14 55 (2.24%) CA
15 53 (2.16%) Lotus
16 49 (2.00%) Brocade
17 47 (1.92%) Remedy
18 40 (1.63%) BMC
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