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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 131 100 118
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +18
Contract jobs citing IBM 404 510 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.89% 2.19% 1.91%
As % of the Vendors category 4.59% 4.97% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 280 265
Median daily rate £438 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £319 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £584 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £411 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.61% +2.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +15.38%
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
8801 10270 10253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.22% 44.09% 43.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6070 6789 6582
Median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 250 207
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.33 £52.17 £32.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.22 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.49% +7.19%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -6 68 £425 -5.55% 17
Chessington - 6 - -
Croydon -15 4 £450 -16.27%
Docklands, London 0 3 £450 -8.86%
Hounslow -1 2 - -
Barnet - 2 - -
Bromley -8 1 £425 -
Uxbridge - 1 - - 1
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 285 (34.42%) Linux
2 274 (33.09%) Oracle
3 251 (30.31%) Finance
4 249 (30.07%) WebSphere
5 245 (29.59%) Java
6 196 (23.67%) SQL
7 188 (22.71%) Unix
8 183 (22.10%) Agile Software Development
9 165 (19.93%) Windows
10 158 (19.08%) Banking
11 140 (16.91%) SQL Server
12 135 (16.30%) Middleware
13 128 (15.46%) ITIL
14 127 (15.34%) Microsoft
15 115 (13.89%) AIX
16 112 (13.53%) HP
17 99 (11.96%) VMware
18 92 (11.11%) XML
19 88 (10.63%) SAN
20 87 (10.51%) Retail
21 79 (9.54%) Web Services
22 77 (9.30%) WebSphere MQ
23 73 (8.82%) Shell Script
23 73 (8.82%) DB2
23 73 (8.82%) Windows Server
24 72 (8.70%) Solaris
24 72 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
25 71 (8.57%) .NET
26 70 (8.45%) J2EE
26 70 (8.45%) DNS

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
1 249 (30.07%) WebSphere
2 66 (7.97%) WebSphere Application Server
3 63 (7.61%) Apache
4 44 (5.31%) WebLogic
5 39 (4.71%) IIS
6 37 (4.47%) IBM HTTP Server
7 34 (4.11%) Tomcat
8 33 (3.99%) SharePoint
9 25 (3.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 22 (2.66%) JBoss
11 15 (1.81%) IBM Domino
11 15 (1.81%) MQSeries
11 15 (1.81%) SAS
12 13 (1.57%) Confluence
13 11 (1.33%) MS Exchange
13 11 (1.33%) Oracle Coherence
14 10 (1.21%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
15 9 (1.09%) WebSphere Portal
16 8 (0.97%) ArcGIS
16 8 (0.97%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 55 (6.64%) MS Excel
2 39 (4.71%) MS Office
3 15 (1.81%) SPSS
4 14 (1.69%) MS Project
5 10 (1.21%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (2.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 15 (1.81%) Maximo
3 7 (0.85%) BusinessWorks
3 7 (0.85%) Magento
3 7 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.85%) Oracle Retail
4 6 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.48%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 3 (0.36%) BusinessWare
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.36%) SAP R/3
7 3 (0.36%) Unica
8 2 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.24%) Primavera
8 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.12%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
2 32 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.54%) PaaS
4 14 (1.69%) IaaS
5 11 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (1.33%) IBM PureFlex
6 9 (1.09%) Office 365
7 8 (0.97%) OpenShift
8 7 (0.85%) GitHub
9 4 (0.48%) Bluemix
10 2 (0.24%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.24%) SaaS
11 1 (0.12%) Boomi
11 1 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 88 (10.63%) SAN
2 70 (8.45%) DNS
3 69 (8.33%) HTTP
4 60 (7.25%) SSL
5 58 (7.00%) Firewall
6 50 (6.04%) NAS
7 26 (3.14%) WAN
8 25 (3.02%) LAN
8 25 (3.02%) VPN
9 20 (2.42%) Fibre Channel
10 16 (1.93%) FTP
11 15 (1.81%) LDAP
11 15 (1.81%) TCP/IP
12 14 (1.69%) Network Security
13 13 (1.57%) DMZ
13 13 (1.57%) Internet
13 13 (1.57%) iSCSI
14 12 (1.45%) Multicast
15 11 (1.33%) FCoE
16 8 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (16.91%) SQL Server
2 73 (8.82%) DB2
3 51 (6.16%) Oracle Database
4 49 (5.92%) Data Warehouse
5 46 (5.56%) Hadoop
6 39 (4.71%) Big Data
6 39 (4.71%) Relational Database
7 38 (4.59%) MySQL
8 29 (3.50%) IBM InfoSphere
9 19 (2.29%) DataStage
10 16 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (1.69%) RDBMS
12 13 (1.57%) HBase
13 11 (1.33%) GIS
14 10 (1.21%) Oracle Database 12c
14 10 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (1.09%) Apache Hive
15 9 (1.09%) SAS Enterprise Guide
16 8 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 55 (6.64%) Jenkins
1 55 (6.64%) Maven
2 51 (6.16%) Git (software)
3 48 (5.80%) JIRA
4 36 (4.35%) Subversion
5 30 (3.62%) Ant
6 24 (2.90%) Toad
7 22 (2.66%) Introscope
8 20 (2.42%) Selenium
9 19 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (1.81%) Cucumber
10 15 (1.81%) JUnit
11 14 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
12 13 (1.57%) Eclipse
13 12 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 12 (1.45%) ClearCase
14 11 (1.33%) HP UFT
14 11 (1.33%) TeamCity
15 10 (1.21%) ClearQuest
15 10 (1.21%) JMeter
General
1 251 (30.31%) Finance
2 158 (19.08%) Banking
3 87 (10.51%) Retail
4 29 (3.50%) Financial Institution
5 27 (3.26%) Investment Banking
6 21 (2.54%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.69%) Back Office
8 13 (1.57%) Marketing
9 9 (1.09%) Publishing
10 7 (0.85%) Front Office
11 6 (0.72%) General Ledger
11 6 (0.72%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.60%) Games
12 5 (0.60%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.48%) Legal
13 4 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.48%) Wholesale Banking
14 3 (0.36%) Advertising
15 2 (0.24%) Electronics
16 1 (0.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 157 (18.96%) Architect
2 141 (17.03%) Developer
3 104 (12.56%) Analyst
4 91 (10.99%) Administrator
5 56 (6.76%) Consultant
6 55 (6.64%) Solutions Architect
7 38 (4.59%) Java Developer
8 33 (3.99%) Infrastructure Architect
9 32 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
10 31 (3.74%) Systems Administrator
10 31 (3.74%) Test Analyst
11 30 (3.62%) Project Manager
12 25 (3.02%) Designer
13 24 (2.90%) Data Architect
14 23 (2.78%) Linux Administrator
15 22 (2.66%) WebSphere Administrator
16 21 (2.54%) Tester
16 21 (2.54%) WebSphere Developer
17 18 (2.17%) Business Analyst
17 18 (2.17%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (16.30%) Middleware
2 92 (11.11%) XML
3 79 (9.54%) Web Services
4 77 (9.30%) WebSphere MQ
5 71 (8.57%) .NET
6 70 (8.45%) J2EE
7 53 (6.40%) SOAP
8 46 (5.56%) IBM Integration Bus
8 46 (5.56%) JMS
8 46 (5.56%) REST
9 45 (5.43%) HTML
10 37 (4.47%) XSLT
11 31 (3.74%) CSS
11 31 (3.74%) Spring
12 26 (3.14%) Hibernate
12 26 (3.14%) JSON
12 26 (3.14%) JSP
13 21 (2.54%) jQuery
14 18 (2.17%) Servlets
14 18 (2.17%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (6.88%) DataPower
3 47 (5.68%) Data Centre
4 29 (3.50%) Management Information System
5 27 (3.26%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.42%) iSeries
7 19 (2.29%) Mainframe
8 18 (2.17%) Clustering
8 18 (2.17%) User Experience
9 15 (1.81%) Replication
9 15 (1.81%) SWIFT
10 13 (1.57%) Hedge funds
11 11 (1.33%) Data Extraction
11 11 (1.33%) Derivative
11 11 (1.33%) IBM XIV
12 10 (1.21%) AS400
12 10 (1.21%) Data Integration
12 10 (1.21%) FMCG
12 10 (1.21%) IBM Mainframe
13 9 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 285 (34.42%) Linux
2 188 (22.71%) Unix
3 165 (19.93%) Windows
4 115 (13.89%) AIX
5 73 (8.82%) Windows Server
6 72 (8.70%) Solaris
7 55 (6.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 48 (5.80%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 44 (5.31%) SUSE
10 33 (3.99%) Oracle Linux
11 23 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (1.33%) Apple iOS
13 11 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (1.21%) Windows 7
15 8 (0.97%) Windows Phone
16 7 (0.85%) zOS
17 5 (0.60%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.48%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (22.10%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (15.46%) ITIL
3 70 (8.45%) DevOps
4 62 (7.49%) Project Management
5 61 (7.37%) SOA
6 60 (7.25%) Migration
7 57 (6.88%) SDLC
8 53 (6.40%) E-Commerce
9 51 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
10 50 (6.04%) Change Management
10 50 (6.04%) Continuous Delivery
11 49 (5.92%) Scrum
12 45 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
13 43 (5.19%) TDD
14 42 (5.07%) Continuous Improvement
15 39 (4.71%) Analytics
16 36 (4.35%) Data Modelling
17 35 (4.23%) Integration Testing
18 32 (3.86%) ETL
19 30 (3.62%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 245 (29.59%) Java
2 196 (23.67%) SQL
3 73 (8.82%) Shell Script
4 67 (8.09%) Python
5 65 (7.85%) JavaScript
5 65 (7.85%) Perl
6 37 (4.47%) Bash Shell
7 30 (3.62%) Jython
8 29 (3.50%) C
9 28 (3.38%) PowerShell
10 26 (3.14%) C#
11 24 (2.90%) PL/SQL
12 15 (1.81%) C++
13 14 (1.69%) Ruby
14 13 (1.57%) Korn
15 12 (1.45%) PHP
16 10 (1.21%) VBScript
17 8 (0.97%) XPath
18 6 (0.72%) COBOL
18 6 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (4.95%) Degree
2 36 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.42%) ISEB
3 20 (2.42%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.05%) ISTQB
4 17 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (1.33%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.09%) IBM Certification
10 8 (0.97%) MCSE
10 8 (0.97%) SAS Certification
11 6 (0.72%) CISSP
11 6 (0.72%) CTC Cleared
11 6 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.72%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.72%) PMP
12 5 (0.60%) CCNP
13 4 (0.48%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.05%) QA
2 14 (1.69%) SLA
3 13 (1.57%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.33%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.85%) ISO20022
6 6 (0.72%) HL7
6 6 (0.72%) SEPA
7 5 (0.60%) COBIT
8 3 (0.36%) ISO15022
9 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.12%) EMIR
10 1 (0.12%) FATCA
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 72 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (7.97%) Active Directory
3 30 (3.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 26 (3.14%) NFS
4 26 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (2.90%) Hyper-V
6 22 (2.66%) vSphere
7 21 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (2.42%) Oracle RAC
9 19 (2.29%) Docker
9 19 (2.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 15 (1.81%) KVM
10 15 (1.81%) XenApp
11 14 (1.69%) SRDF
12 13 (1.57%) Xen
13 9 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 8 (0.97%) Firmware
15 7 (0.85%) Apache Flume
15 7 (0.85%) UAG
15 7 (0.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 52 (6.28%) Puppet
2 40 (4.83%) Tivoli
3 38 (4.59%) HP Quality Center
4 26 (3.14%) Ansible
5 25 (3.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 18 (2.17%) SCOM
7 16 (1.93%) Nagios
8 15 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (1.69%) Netcool
9 14 (1.69%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 12 (1.45%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 11 (1.33%) ITRS Geneos
11 11 (1.33%) SCCM
12 8 (0.97%) Control-M
13 7 (0.85%) Backup Exec
13 7 (0.85%) IBM BigFix
13 7 (0.85%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
14 6 (0.72%) Oozie
14 6 (0.72%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 5 (0.60%) Netcool/Webtop
Vendors
1 274 (33.09%) Oracle
2 127 (15.34%) Microsoft
3 112 (13.53%) HP
4 99 (11.96%) VMware
5 66 (7.97%) EMC
6 56 (6.76%) Red Hat
7 46 (5.56%) SAP
8 45 (5.43%) NetApp
9 37 (4.47%) ATG
9 37 (4.47%) Cisco
10 36 (4.35%) Veritas
11 35 (4.23%) Citrix
12 33 (3.99%) webMethods
13 32 (3.86%) Cognos
13 32 (3.86%) Dell
14 30 (3.62%) AppDynamics
15 27 (3.26%) TIBCO
16 21 (2.54%) BEA
17 20 (2.42%) IBM Sterling
17 20 (2.42%) Software AG
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