The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

IBM
England / South West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 78 101
Rank change year-on-year +1 +23  
Contract jobs citing IBM 61 62 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.35% 2.13% 1.50%
As % of the Vendors category 5.79% 5.29% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 33 33
Median daily rate £425 £358 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.88% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £402
% change year-on-year +0.62% -0.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £40.50 £13.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +200.00% -55.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +78.57% -25.66%  

IBM is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1053 1172 1225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.50% 40.26% 39.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 763 723
Median daily rate £375 £363 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -0.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £497 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 72 74
Median hourly rate £39.25 £20.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.25% -0.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.25 £44.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing IBM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in the South West

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IBM in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in the South West

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in the South West over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in the South West

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in the South West

IBM
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +8 20 £385 +8.45% 2
Devon - 19 £550 -
Gloucestershire +8 15 £400 +9.21% 2
Somerset - 3 £403 -
Dorset 0 1 - - 1
Wiltshire -20 1 - - 2
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for IBM.

1 35 (33.65%) WebSphere
2 27 (25.96%) Linux
3 26 (25.00%) Oracle
4 23 (22.12%) Microsoft
4 23 (22.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (20.19%) Security Cleared
6 20 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (18.27%) Finance
8 18 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (17.31%) AIX
9 17 (16.35%) Windows
9 17 (16.35%) SQL Server
9 17 (16.35%) Java
10 16 (15.38%) IIS
10 16 (15.38%) Oracle Database
11 15 (14.42%) SC Cleared
11 15 (14.42%) XML
11 15 (14.42%) SQL
12 14 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (12.50%) Red Hat
14 12 (11.54%) HP
14 12 (11.54%) .NET
14 12 (11.54%) Ant
14 12 (11.54%) E-Commerce
14 12 (11.54%) SOA
14 12 (11.54%) Retail
14 12 (11.54%) GlassFish
15 11 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (10.58%) ITIL
15 11 (10.58%) SOAP

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 35 (33.65%) WebSphere
2 16 (15.38%) IIS
3 12 (11.54%) GlassFish
4 9 (8.65%) Apache
4 9 (8.65%) Tomcat
5 7 (6.73%) JBoss
5 7 (6.73%) WebSphere Portal
6 6 (5.77%) Jetty
6 6 (5.77%) Mongrel
6 6 (5.77%) nginx
7 4 (3.85%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.88%) CMS
9 2 (1.92%) Anypoint
9 2 (1.92%) Confluence
9 2 (1.92%) Mule
9 2 (1.92%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.96%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (8.65%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.81%) MS Office
3 2 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Maximo
2 2 (1.92%) Primavera
2 2 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.96%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.96%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.96%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.77%) IBM Blueworks
2 5 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.81%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (4.81%) Google App Engine
2 5 (4.81%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.92%) IBM PureFlex
3 2 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.62%) Firewall
1 10 (9.62%) Kerberos
2 8 (7.69%) HTTP
2 8 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.73%) DNS
3 7 (6.73%) SSL
3 7 (6.73%) VPN
4 6 (5.77%) DHCP
5 5 (4.81%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (4.81%) Cisco IPT
5 5 (4.81%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (4.81%) FTP
5 5 (4.81%) FWSM
5 5 (4.81%) IP Telephony
5 5 (4.81%) IPsec
5 5 (4.81%) MPLS
5 5 (4.81%) Unified Communications
5 5 (4.81%) Wireless
6 4 (3.85%) NAS
7 3 (2.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.35%) SQL Server
2 16 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.88%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 3 (2.88%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.88%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.92%) DB2
5 2 (1.92%) MySQL
5 2 (1.92%) OLAP
5 2 (1.92%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.92%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (11.54%) Ant
2 10 (9.62%) Subversion
3 8 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 8 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (5.77%) JIRA
4 6 (5.77%) Travis CI
5 2 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.92%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.92%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.92%) JUnit
5 2 (1.92%) Maven
5 2 (1.92%) Rational Rose
5 2 (1.92%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.96%) PeopleTools
6 1 (0.96%) PVCS
6 1 (0.96%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (18.27%) Finance
2 12 (11.54%) Retail
3 9 (8.65%) Banking
4 7 (6.73%) Marketing
5 6 (5.77%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.81%) Back Office
7 4 (3.85%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.92%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.92%) Automotive
8 2 (1.92%) Electronics
9 1 (0.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (20.19%) Analyst
2 13 (12.50%) Developer
3 11 (10.58%) Consultant
4 10 (9.62%) Architect
5 9 (8.65%) Applications Support
5 9 (8.65%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (6.73%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 7 (6.73%) WebSphere Developer
7 6 (5.77%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.81%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.81%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
8 5 (4.81%) Maximo Consultant
8 5 (4.81%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.81%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.85%) BPM Designer
9 4 (3.85%) Designer
9 4 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) E-Commerce Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.42%) XML
2 12 (11.54%) .NET
3 11 (10.58%) SOAP
4 10 (9.62%) J2EE
4 10 (9.62%) jQuery
5 9 (8.65%) IBM Integration Bus
5 9 (8.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (7.69%) JSON
6 8 (7.69%) Web Services
7 6 (5.77%) HTML
7 6 (5.77%) Servlets
8 5 (4.81%) .NET Framework
8 5 (4.81%) ASP.NET
8 5 (4.81%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (4.81%) CSS
8 5 (4.81%) Dojo
8 5 (4.81%) DOM
8 5 (4.81%) HTML5
8 5 (4.81%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (2.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.73%) N-Tier
4 5 (4.81%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.92%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.96%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.96%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.96%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.96%) Linux
2 20 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (17.31%) AIX
4 17 (16.35%) Windows
5 10 (9.62%) Unix
6 9 (8.65%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.88%) Android
7 3 (2.88%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.92%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.96%) Solaris
9 1 (0.96%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.12%) Stakeholder Management
2 18 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (11.54%) E-Commerce
3 12 (11.54%) SOA
4 11 (10.58%) Configuration Management
4 11 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (10.58%) ITIL
5 10 (9.62%) Content Management
5 10 (9.62%) Domain Models
6 9 (8.65%) Scrum
7 8 (7.69%) DevOps
8 7 (6.73%) Quality Management
8 7 (6.73%) Web Development
9 6 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (5.77%) Mentoring
9 6 (5.77%) Process Management
9 6 (5.77%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.77%) UML
9 6 (5.77%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.35%) Java
2 15 (14.42%) SQL
3 11 (10.58%) Perl
4 10 (9.62%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.62%) PowerShell
4 10 (9.62%) VBScript
5 6 (5.77%) C#
5 6 (5.77%) Shell Script
6 5 (4.81%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.85%) C
8 2 (1.92%) Groovy
8 2 (1.92%) Jython
8 2 (1.92%) Python
8 2 (1.92%) XPath
9 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.96%) C++
9 1 (0.96%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.96%) Korn
9 1 (0.96%) PHP
9 1 (0.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (20.19%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.42%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.81%) ISEB
4 4 (3.85%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.92%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.96%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) QA
1 4 (3.85%) SLA
2 2 (1.92%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.81%) Xen
3 3 (2.88%) ISA Server
4 2 (1.92%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.92%) XenApp
5 1 (0.96%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (6.73%) Puppet
2 5 (4.81%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (4.81%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (3.85%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 4 (3.85%) SCCM
4 2 (1.92%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (1.92%) CloudHub
4 2 (1.92%) SCOM
4 2 (1.92%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.96%) Ansible
5 1 (0.96%) Nagios
5 1 (0.96%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 26 (25.00%) Oracle
2 23 (22.12%) Microsoft
3 13 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 12 (11.54%) HP
5 9 (8.65%) Cisco
5 9 (8.65%) IBM Sterling
6 6 (5.77%) CheckPoint
6 6 (5.77%) VMware
7 5 (4.81%) CA
7 5 (4.81%) Google
7 5 (4.81%) IronPort
7 5 (4.81%) Nokia
7 5 (4.81%) Pega
7 5 (4.81%) SolarWinds
7 5 (4.81%) webMethods
8 4 (3.85%) Cognos
9 3 (2.88%) Dell
9 3 (2.88%) NetApp
9 3 (2.88%) Remedy
9 3 (2.88%) SAP