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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 135 109 115
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +6
Contract jobs citing IBM 407 500 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.84% 2.12% 1.91%
As % of the Vendors category 4.40% 4.86% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 284 252
Median daily rate £455 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £62.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +420.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £26.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+18.86% -15.20%
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
9243 10290 10467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 41.69% 43.66% 44.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6276 6837 6581
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 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 254 224
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.61 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% -2.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.98 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £52.17 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -5 67 £438 -1.68% 16
Croydon -9 7 £375 -28.57% 1
Chessington - 6 - -
Docklands, London +13 5 £450 -19.28%
Hounslow +4 4 - -
Canary Wharf -1 1 £525 -4.54%
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 302 (34.01%) Oracle
2 290 (32.66%) Java
3 283 (31.87%) Linux
4 271 (30.52%) WebSphere
5 268 (30.18%) Finance
6 207 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
7 203 (22.86%) SQL
8 194 (21.85%) Unix
9 179 (20.16%) Banking
10 170 (19.14%) Windows
11 148 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 146 (16.44%) Middleware
13 141 (15.88%) ITIL
14 137 (15.43%) Microsoft
15 121 (13.63%) AIX
16 120 (13.51%) XML
17 112 (12.61%) VMware
18 109 (12.27%) HP
19 101 (11.37%) Web Services
20 88 (9.91%) .NET
20 88 (9.91%) SAN
21 87 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
22 86 (9.68%) Retail
23 85 (9.57%) WebSphere MQ
24 84 (9.46%) JavaScript
25 83 (9.35%) J2EE
26 81 (9.12%) Solaris
27 80 (9.01%) DNS
27 80 (9.01%) Active Directory
27 80 (9.01%) Migration

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
1 271 (30.52%) WebSphere
2 75 (8.45%) WebSphere Application Server
3 71 (8.00%) Apache
4 56 (6.31%) WebLogic
5 44 (4.95%) IIS
6 41 (4.62%) Tomcat
7 40 (4.50%) IBM HTTP Server
8 31 (3.49%) JBoss
9 27 (3.04%) SharePoint
10 26 (2.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 19 (2.14%) Confluence
12 18 (2.03%) SAS
13 13 (1.46%) MQSeries
13 13 (1.46%) Oracle Coherence
13 13 (1.46%) WebSphere Portal
14 11 (1.24%) FileNet
14 11 (1.24%) IBM Domino
14 11 (1.24%) MS Exchange
15 9 (1.01%) IBM Notes
15 9 (1.01%) IBM Transformation Extender
Applications
1 62 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.04%) MS Office
3 15 (1.69%) SPSS
4 12 (1.35%) MS Project
5 9 (1.01%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (1.80%) Maximo
2 13 (1.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 9 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (1.01%) Oracle Retail
4 8 (0.90%) BusinessWorks
4 8 (0.90%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 8 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.79%) Magento
6 6 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.56%) Summit
8 4 (0.45%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.34%) BusinessWare
9 3 (0.34%) Primavera
9 3 (0.34%) SAP R/3
9 3 (0.34%) Unica
10 2 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
10 2 (0.23%) Eagle PACE
10 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.23%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 42 (4.73%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (4.28%) Cloud Computing
3 33 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (2.36%) PaaS
5 14 (1.58%) IaaS
6 11 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (1.24%) IBM PureFlex
6 11 (1.24%) Office 365
7 8 (0.90%) OpenShift
8 6 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (0.68%) IBM Blueworks
9 5 (0.56%) GitHub
10 4 (0.45%) Bluemix
11 3 (0.34%) SaaS
12 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.11%) Boomi
13 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.11%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 88 (9.91%) SAN
2 80 (9.01%) DNS
3 76 (8.56%) HTTP
4 63 (7.09%) Firewall
5 62 (6.98%) SSL
6 48 (5.41%) NAS
7 26 (2.93%) WAN
8 25 (2.82%) LAN
8 25 (2.82%) LDAP
9 21 (2.36%) Fibre Channel
9 21 (2.36%) VPN
10 18 (2.03%) TCP/IP
11 16 (1.80%) Internet
12 15 (1.69%) FTP
13 14 (1.58%) DMZ
13 14 (1.58%) iSCSI
13 14 (1.58%) Network Security
14 13 (1.46%) Multicast
15 12 (1.35%) FCoE
16 8 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 79 (8.90%) DB2
3 57 (6.42%) Oracle Database
4 54 (6.08%) Hadoop
5 50 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
6 45 (5.07%) Big Data
7 44 (4.95%) MySQL
8 40 (4.50%) Relational Database
9 30 (3.38%) IBM InfoSphere
10 21 (2.36%) DataStage
11 20 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (1.58%) HBase
13 13 (1.46%) RDBMS
13 13 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
14 12 (1.35%) NoSQL
14 12 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
15 11 (1.24%) GIS
15 11 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (1.13%) Apache Hive
17 9 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 63 (7.09%) Jenkins
1 63 (7.09%) JIRA
2 59 (6.64%) Git (software)
3 58 (6.53%) Maven
4 40 (4.50%) Subversion
5 35 (3.94%) Ant
6 24 (2.70%) Selenium
7 22 (2.48%) Introscope
8 19 (2.14%) Eclipse
8 19 (2.14%) JUnit
8 19 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (2.14%) Toad
9 18 (2.03%) Visual Studio
10 15 (1.69%) ClearQuest
10 15 (1.69%) Cucumber
11 14 (1.58%) ClearCase
12 13 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (1.46%) Gradle
12 13 (1.46%) HP UFT
13 12 (1.35%) JMeter
General
1 268 (30.18%) Finance
2 179 (20.16%) Banking
3 86 (9.68%) Retail
4 32 (3.60%) Investment Banking
5 31 (3.49%) Financial Institution
6 24 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.91%) Back Office
8 16 (1.80%) Publishing
9 13 (1.46%) Marketing
10 8 (0.90%) Front Office
11 6 (0.68%) Legal
11 6 (0.68%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.56%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.45%) Games
13 4 (0.45%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.34%) Advertising
14 3 (0.34%) Law
14 3 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
15 2 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 180 (20.27%) Architect
2 154 (17.34%) Developer
3 105 (11.82%) Analyst
4 89 (10.02%) Administrator
5 74 (8.33%) Consultant
6 66 (7.43%) Solutions Architect
7 39 (4.39%) Infrastructure Architect
7 39 (4.39%) Java Developer
8 30 (3.38%) Systems Administrator
9 29 (3.27%) DevOps Engineer
10 27 (3.04%) Project Manager
11 26 (2.93%) Integration Architect
12 25 (2.82%) Data Architect
12 25 (2.82%) WebSphere Administrator
13 24 (2.70%) Linux Administrator
13 24 (2.70%) Tester
14 23 (2.59%) Test Analyst
15 22 (2.48%) Business Analyst
15 22 (2.48%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
16 20 (2.25%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (16.44%) Middleware
2 120 (13.51%) XML
3 101 (11.37%) Web Services
4 88 (9.91%) .NET
5 85 (9.57%) WebSphere MQ
6 83 (9.35%) J2EE
7 65 (7.32%) HTML
8 61 (6.87%) REST
9 56 (6.31%) IBM Integration Bus
10 55 (6.19%) SOAP
11 51 (5.74%) JMS
12 49 (5.52%) CSS
13 45 (5.07%) XSLT
14 34 (3.83%) JSON
14 34 (3.83%) JSP
15 33 (3.72%) Spring
16 28 (3.15%) Hibernate
17 27 (3.04%) jQuery
18 22 (2.48%) RESTful
19 21 (2.36%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 70 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (7.77%) DataPower
3 56 (6.31%) Data Centre
4 28 (3.15%) Clustering
4 28 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 27 (3.04%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.14%) Mainframe
7 18 (2.03%) iSeries
7 18 (2.03%) User Experience
8 16 (1.80%) Replication
9 15 (1.69%) SWIFT
10 13 (1.46%) Hedge funds
11 12 (1.35%) AS400
11 12 (1.35%) Data Extraction
11 12 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.35%) IBM XIV
12 11 (1.24%) Data Integration
12 11 (1.24%) Derivative
12 11 (1.24%) Reference Data
13 10 (1.13%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 283 (31.87%) Linux
2 194 (21.85%) Unix
3 170 (19.14%) Windows
4 121 (13.63%) AIX
5 81 (9.12%) Solaris
6 76 (8.56%) Windows Server
7 57 (6.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 46 (5.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 39 (4.39%) SUSE
10 32 (3.60%) Oracle Linux
11 26 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (1.24%) Apple iOS
14 11 (1.24%) Windows 7
15 9 (1.01%) Windows Phone
16 8 (0.90%) zOS
17 5 (0.56%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.45%) Windows XP
19 3 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (15.88%) ITIL
3 80 (9.01%) Migration
4 77 (8.67%) DevOps
5 66 (7.43%) SOA
6 63 (7.09%) SDLC
7 57 (6.42%) E-Commerce
8 56 (6.31%) Project Management
9 52 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
10 49 (5.52%) Change Management
10 49 (5.52%) Scrum
11 47 (5.29%) TDD
12 45 (5.07%) Continuous Delivery
12 45 (5.07%) Continuous Integration
13 42 (4.73%) Continuous Improvement
13 42 (4.73%) ETL
14 40 (4.50%) Analytics
15 38 (4.28%) High Availability
16 36 (4.05%) Software Engineering
17 35 (3.94%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 290 (32.66%) Java
2 203 (22.86%) SQL
3 84 (9.46%) JavaScript
4 76 (8.56%) Perl
5 75 (8.45%) Shell Script
6 69 (7.77%) Python
7 40 (4.50%) C#
8 39 (4.39%) Bash Shell
9 31 (3.49%) C
9 31 (3.49%) Jython
10 26 (2.93%) PL/SQL
11 25 (2.82%) PowerShell
12 18 (2.03%) C++
13 16 (1.80%) Ruby
14 15 (1.69%) PHP
15 13 (1.46%) Korn
16 9 (1.01%) Scala
16 9 (1.01%) VB
16 9 (1.01%) VBScript
17 8 (0.90%) XPath
Qualifications
1 45 (5.07%) Degree
2 41 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 27 (3.04%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (1.58%) ISEB
5 14 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (1.24%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.24%) ISTQB
6 11 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (1.24%) MCSE
7 10 (1.13%) IBM Certification
8 9 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.90%) SAS Certification
10 6 (0.68%) CISSP
11 4 (0.45%) CCNP
11 4 (0.45%) CCSP
11 4 (0.45%) CISM
11 4 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.34%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.59%) QA
2 13 (1.46%) SLA
3 10 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.01%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.79%) ISO20022
6 6 (0.68%) HL7
7 5 (0.56%) COBIT
7 5 (0.56%) EMIR
7 5 (0.56%) FATCA
7 5 (0.56%) SEPA
8 3 (0.34%) ISO15022
9 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 9002
9 1 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 87 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (9.01%) Active Directory
3 36 (4.05%) Hyper-V
4 29 (3.27%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (3.04%) NFS
5 27 (3.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 26 (2.93%) Oracle RAC
7 22 (2.48%) Docker
7 22 (2.48%) KVM
7 22 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (2.48%) vSphere
8 16 (1.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 15 (1.69%) SRDF
9 15 (1.69%) XenApp
10 14 (1.58%) Xen
11 12 (1.35%) VMware ESX
12 10 (1.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 9 (1.01%) Firmware
14 8 (0.90%) UAG
15 7 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 50 (5.63%) Puppet
2 32 (3.60%) Tivoli
3 26 (2.93%) HP Quality Center
4 21 (2.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 20 (2.25%) Ansible
5 20 (2.25%) SCOM
6 16 (1.80%) Nagios
6 16 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (1.58%) Control-M
7 14 (1.58%) ITRS Geneos
7 14 (1.58%) SCCM
7 14 (1.58%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 12 (1.35%) Netcool
9 10 (1.13%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 8 (0.90%) Backup Exec
10 8 (0.90%) IBM BigFix
10 8 (0.90%) Oracle Identity Management
10 8 (0.90%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 7 (0.79%) Terraform
12 6 (0.68%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 302 (34.01%) Oracle
2 137 (15.43%) Microsoft
3 112 (12.61%) VMware
4 109 (12.27%) HP
5 65 (7.32%) EMC
6 59 (6.64%) Red Hat
7 43 (4.84%) Citrix
7 43 (4.84%) Dell
7 43 (4.84%) SAP
8 40 (4.50%) ATG
9 39 (4.39%) NetApp
10 35 (3.94%) Cisco
10 35 (3.94%) webMethods
11 33 (3.72%) Veritas
12 32 (3.60%) AppDynamics
12 32 (3.60%) TIBCO
13 24 (2.70%) Cognos
14 23 (2.59%) BEA
15 21 (2.36%) Software AG
16 20 (2.25%) Informatica
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