The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 11 December 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.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 134 157 121
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -36
Contract jobs citing IBM 410 358 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.91% 1.59% 1.83%
As % of the Vendors category 4.45% 3.94% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 203 251
Median daily rate £500 £465 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% -2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 £23.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.63% +10.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
IBM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9220 9087 10392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.94% 40.47% 44.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6151 6004 7102
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 159 260
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £17.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +22.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.39 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +8.82%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing IBM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in London

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the London region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in London

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the London region over the 3 months to 11 December 2016.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in London

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in London

IBM
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the London region over the 3 months to 11 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
City of London +7 55 £550 +23.94% 15
Canary Wharf +6 6 £600 +64.38%
Croydon -21 4 £375 -19.35%
Docklands, London +1 3 £550 +4.76%
Kingston Upon Thames +4 2 - -
Chiswick - 2 - -
Southwark -2 1 £425 -
Wimbledon - 1 £453 -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, 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 London region with a requirement for IBM.

1 283 (34.06%) Oracle
2 255 (30.69%) Java
3 226 (27.20%) Agile Software Development
4 225 (27.08%) Finance
5 224 (26.96%) WebSphere
6 217 (26.11%) Linux
7 191 (22.98%) Banking
8 188 (22.62%) SQL
9 155 (18.65%) Unix
10 134 (16.13%) XML
11 126 (15.16%) Windows
12 122 (14.68%) Web Services
12 122 (14.68%) VMware
13 102 (12.27%) SQL Server
13 102 (12.27%) REST
14 97 (11.67%) Microsoft
15 94 (11.31%) Middleware
16 91 (10.95%) VMware Infrastructure
17 90 (10.83%) DevOps
18 89 (10.71%) HP
19 76 (9.15%) IBM Integration Bus
20 74 (8.90%) ITIL
21 73 (8.78%) Migration
22 71 (8.54%) SAN
23 70 (8.42%) Retail
24 69 (8.30%) SOAP
24 69 (8.30%) E-Commerce
24 69 (8.30%) SOA
25 68 (8.18%) Solaris
25 68 (8.18%) EMC

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in London 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
1 224 (26.96%) WebSphere
2 64 (7.70%) Apache
3 54 (6.50%) WebSphere Application Server
4 52 (6.26%) Tomcat
5 45 (5.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 41 (4.93%) WebLogic
7 34 (4.09%) Confluence
7 34 (4.09%) IIS
8 28 (3.37%) JBoss
9 26 (3.13%) SharePoint
10 17 (2.05%) MQSeries
10 17 (2.05%) Oracle Coherence
11 15 (1.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 13 (1.56%) Apache Spark
12 13 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
13 12 (1.44%) FileNet
13 12 (1.44%) WebLogic Portal
14 11 (1.32%) Apache Pig
14 11 (1.32%) Commerce Server
15 10 (1.20%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 45 (5.42%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.08%) MS Office
4 7 (0.84%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.48%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.36%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.36%) SPSS
8 2 (0.24%) MS Project
8 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.12%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 22 (2.65%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 15 (1.81%) Oracle BPM
3 13 (1.56%) Maximo
4 12 (1.44%) Unica
5 8 (0.96%) Markit EDM
6 7 (0.84%) Cognos TM1
7 6 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.48%) Summit
9 3 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.36%) Magento
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.36%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.36%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.36%) TRIRIGA
10 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 52 (6.26%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (3.37%) IBM Cloud
4 21 (2.53%) PaaS
5 14 (1.68%) SaaS
6 13 (1.56%) Bluemix
7 12 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (1.44%) IBM Blueworks
7 12 (1.44%) Office 365
8 11 (1.32%) IaaS
9 8 (0.96%) GitHub
10 6 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.48%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.36%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.12%) IBM PureFlex
14 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
14 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 71 (8.54%) SAN
2 58 (6.98%) Firewall
3 40 (4.81%) DNS
4 39 (4.69%) HTTP
5 38 (4.57%) SSL
6 36 (4.33%) NAS
7 34 (4.09%) LDAP
8 33 (3.97%) WAN
9 32 (3.85%) LAN
10 28 (3.37%) TCP/IP
11 23 (2.77%) Internet
12 17 (2.05%) Fibre Channel
12 17 (2.05%) iSCSI
13 16 (1.93%) DHCP
13 16 (1.93%) Kerberos
14 15 (1.81%) FCoE
15 13 (1.56%) HTTPS
16 12 (1.44%) Multicast
17 10 (1.20%) VPN
18 9 (1.08%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 58 (6.98%) DB2
3 55 (6.62%) Big Data
3 55 (6.62%) Data Warehouse
3 55 (6.62%) Hadoop
4 46 (5.54%) MySQL
5 37 (4.45%) Oracle Database
6 36 (4.33%) IBM InfoSphere
7 33 (3.97%) Relational Database
8 31 (3.73%) DataStage
9 23 (2.77%) NoSQL
10 21 (2.53%) HBase
11 15 (1.81%) MongoDB
11 15 (1.81%) QlikView
12 14 (1.68%) Apache Hive
13 12 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
13 12 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (1.20%) Data Mining
14 10 (1.20%) OLTP
15 8 (0.96%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 63 (7.58%) Jenkins
2 60 (7.22%) Git (software)
3 59 (7.10%) JIRA
4 33 (3.97%) Maven
4 33 (3.97%) Subversion
5 28 (3.37%) Ant
6 23 (2.77%) Selenium
7 20 (2.41%) JUnit
8 18 (2.17%) Eclipse
9 14 (1.68%) Visual Studio
10 13 (1.56%) Gradle
10 13 (1.56%) TeamCity
11 12 (1.44%) ClearCase
12 10 (1.20%) Cucumber
12 10 (1.20%) Mockito
12 10 (1.20%) SoapUI
12 10 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
13 9 (1.08%) HP UFT
13 9 (1.08%) Toad
14 8 (0.96%) ClearQuest
General
1 225 (27.08%) Finance
2 191 (22.98%) Banking
3 70 (8.42%) Retail
4 28 (3.37%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.41%) Marketing
6 19 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.05%) Front Office
8 13 (1.56%) Publishing
9 12 (1.44%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.96%) Back Office
10 8 (0.96%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.72%) Billing
12 4 (0.48%) Law
12 4 (0.48%) Legal
13 3 (0.36%) Advertising
13 3 (0.36%) International Banking
13 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.24%) Electronics
15 1 (0.12%) Automotive
15 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 219 (26.35%) Architect
2 148 (17.81%) Developer
3 76 (9.15%) Consultant
4 73 (8.78%) Analyst
5 68 (8.18%) Administrator
6 60 (7.22%) Solutions Architect
7 49 (5.90%) Java Developer
8 44 (5.29%) Integration Architect
9 37 (4.45%) Data Architect
10 35 (4.21%) Infrastructure Architect
11 34 (4.09%) Systems Administrator
12 25 (3.01%) Project Manager
13 23 (2.77%) Linux Administrator
14 22 (2.65%) Lead Architect
15 21 (2.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 19 (2.29%) DevOps Engineer
16 19 (2.29%) WebSphere Specialist
17 18 (2.17%) Business Analyst
17 18 (2.17%) Linux Engineer
17 18 (2.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (16.13%) XML
2 122 (14.68%) Web Services
3 102 (12.27%) REST
4 94 (11.31%) Middleware
5 76 (9.15%) IBM Integration Bus
6 69 (8.30%) SOAP
7 67 (8.06%) J2EE
8 56 (6.74%) HTML
9 50 (6.02%) Spring
10 48 (5.78%) JSON
10 48 (5.78%) XSLT
11 47 (5.66%) WebSphere MQ
12 40 (4.81%) .NET
13 35 (4.21%) JMS
13 35 (4.21%) RESTful
14 34 (4.09%) CSS
14 34 (4.09%) Hibernate
15 30 (3.61%) XSD
16 23 (2.77%) JSP
17 22 (2.65%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 67 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (5.05%) Data Centre
3 38 (4.57%) DataPower
4 23 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (2.65%) Clustering
6 21 (2.53%) Data Integration
7 20 (2.41%) Computer Science
8 17 (2.05%) Mainframe
9 16 (1.93%) iSeries
9 16 (1.93%) Management Information System
10 14 (1.68%) Replication
10 14 (1.68%) Visualisation
11 11 (1.32%) Statistics
12 10 (1.20%) Algorithms
12 10 (1.20%) EMC VMAX
12 10 (1.20%) N-Tier
13 9 (1.08%) Virtual Team
14 8 (0.96%) Fintech
14 8 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 8 (0.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 217 (26.11%) Linux
2 155 (18.65%) Unix
3 126 (15.16%) Windows
4 68 (8.18%) Solaris
5 59 (7.10%) AIX
6 52 (6.26%) Windows Server
7 50 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 32 (3.85%) SUSE
9 23 (2.77%) Oracle Linux
10 19 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (1.44%) zOS
14 11 (1.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.72%) HPUX
16 5 (0.60%) Windows 7
17 3 (0.36%) CentOS
18 2 (0.24%) Android
18 2 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
18 2 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (27.20%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (10.83%) DevOps
3 74 (8.90%) ITIL
4 73 (8.78%) Migration
5 69 (8.30%) E-Commerce
5 69 (8.30%) SOA
6 67 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
7 61 (7.34%) ETL
8 57 (6.86%) Open Source
9 54 (6.50%) TDD
10 46 (5.54%) Scrum
11 43 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 41 (4.93%) B2B
13 40 (4.81%) TOGAF
14 38 (4.57%) Analytics
14 38 (4.57%) High Availability
15 37 (4.45%) Presales
15 37 (4.45%) Project Management
15 37 (4.45%) Software Engineering
16 36 (4.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 255 (30.69%) Java
2 188 (22.62%) SQL
3 65 (7.82%) JavaScript
4 61 (7.34%) Python
5 57 (6.86%) Perl
6 45 (5.42%) Shell Script
7 34 (4.09%) Bash Shell
8 31 (3.73%) PL/SQL
9 30 (3.61%) C
10 24 (2.89%) Scala
11 22 (2.65%) C#
11 22 (2.65%) PowerShell
12 21 (2.53%) Ruby
13 15 (1.81%) Jython
14 13 (1.56%) Korn
15 11 (1.32%) PHP
15 11 (1.32%) R
16 9 (1.08%) C++
16 9 (1.08%) Clojure
17 8 (0.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (4.81%) Security Cleared
2 24 (2.89%) Degree
3 22 (2.65%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.68%) ISEB
5 13 (1.56%) DV Cleared
5 13 (1.56%) ISTQB
6 12 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.96%) CISSP
7 8 (0.96%) IBM Certification
7 8 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (0.84%) MCITP
8 7 (0.84%) MCSE
9 6 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.60%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.60%) OCP
10 5 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.36%) PhD
13 2 (0.24%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.77%) QA
2 11 (1.32%) SLA
3 9 (1.08%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.48%) EMIR
6 4 (0.48%) FATCA
7 2 (0.24%) COBIT
7 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.24%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.12%) HL7
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.12%) MiFID
8 1 (0.12%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 91 (10.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (6.26%) Active Directory
3 33 (3.97%) Hyper-V
4 26 (3.13%) NFS
5 24 (2.89%) Docker
6 23 (2.77%) Oracle RAC
6 23 (2.77%) VMware ESX
7 22 (2.65%) KVM
7 22 (2.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 21 (2.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 18 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (1.93%) Xen
11 15 (1.81%) SRDF
12 14 (1.68%) vSphere
13 12 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
14 10 (1.20%) GPFS
15 9 (1.08%) XenApp
16 7 (0.84%) HDFS
16 7 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
17 5 (0.60%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 49 (5.90%) Puppet
2 24 (2.89%) Ansible
3 21 (2.53%) Tivoli
4 18 (2.17%) Control-M
4 18 (2.17%) MOM
5 15 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.44%) ITRS Geneos
6 12 (1.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 10 (1.20%) Nagios
7 10 (1.20%) SCCM
8 9 (1.08%) OpenView
8 9 (1.08%) Salt
8 9 (1.08%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 7 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Management
9 7 (0.84%) QRadar
10 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (0.72%) Terraform
11 5 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
11 5 (0.60%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 283 (34.06%) Oracle
2 122 (14.68%) VMware
3 97 (11.67%) Microsoft
4 89 (10.71%) HP
5 68 (8.18%) EMC
6 59 (7.10%) Red Hat
7 43 (5.17%) SAP
8 39 (4.69%) Cisco
9 37 (4.45%) MuleSoft
10 36 (4.33%) Sybase
11 29 (3.49%) NetApp
11 29 (3.49%) Splunk
11 29 (3.49%) Veritas
12 26 (3.13%) Citrix
12 26 (3.13%) TIBCO
13 24 (2.89%) Cognos
13 24 (2.89%) Pega
14 21 (2.53%) Informatica
15 20 (2.41%) Atlassian
15 20 (2.41%) Sun
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