The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM Sterling products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Sterling over the 3 months to 27 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 IBM Sterling Order Management (formerly Yantra).

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Sterling
Rank 652 658 610
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -48
Contract jobs citing IBM Sterling 8 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.028% 0.011%
As % of the Vendors category 0.033% 0.064% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 2
Median daily rate £650 £400 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -42.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 £700
% change year-on-year
- -42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
24383 25108 24277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.16% 44.01% 45.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14951 14778 13404
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 818 1086 1062
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

IBM Sterling
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IBM Sterling Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IBM Sterling
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM Sterling within the UK.

IBM Sterling Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IBM Sterling
Hourly Rate Trend

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

IBM Sterling Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IBM Sterling
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Sterling within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England -24 6 £650 +62.50% 1
North West - 4 - -
Manchester - 4 - -
Scotland - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
London +2 2 £650 +18.18%
City of London +50 1 £650 -

IBM Sterling
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IBM Sterling also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for IBM Sterling.

1 34 (97.14%) IBM
2 13 (37.14%) Middleware
3 12 (34.29%) Java
3 12 (34.29%) Oracle
4 11 (31.43%) Unix
4 11 (31.43%) Windows
5 10 (28.57%) Finance
6 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (25.71%) Linux
7 8 (22.86%) ITIL
8 7 (20.00%) J2EE
8 7 (20.00%) SQL
8 7 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 7 (20.00%) ATG
9 6 (17.14%) JIRA
9 6 (17.14%) Retail
9 6 (17.14%) Subversion
9 6 (17.14%) Maven
9 6 (17.14%) Release Management
9 6 (17.14%) .NET
9 6 (17.14%) IIS
9 6 (17.14%) E-Commerce
9 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
10 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (14.29%) HTTP
10 5 (14.29%) Ant
10 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
10 5 (14.29%) VB
10 5 (14.29%) webMethods
10 5 (14.29%) Oracle HTTP Server

IBM Sterling
Top Related IT Skills 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 6 (17.14%) IIS
2 5 (14.29%) IBM HTTP Server
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 5 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.86%) CICS
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.86%) Documaker
2 1 (2.86%) Fredhopper
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) HTTP
2 2 (5.71%) DNS
2 2 (5.71%) SSL
3 1 (2.86%) FTP
3 1 (2.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) DB2
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
1 6 (17.14%) JIRA
1 6 (17.14%) Maven
1 6 (17.14%) Subversion
2 5 (14.29%) Ant
3 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
3 3 (8.57%) JUnit
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Retail
3 4 (11.43%) Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.86%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Developer
2 5 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Java Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Deployment Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) EDI Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Middleware Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Software Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Business Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Junior
5 1 (2.86%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Scrum Master
5 1 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) Middleware
2 7 (20.00%) J2EE
3 6 (17.14%) .NET
4 4 (11.43%) EDI
5 3 (8.57%) Gherkin
5 3 (8.57%) JMS
5 3 (8.57%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (8.57%) RESTful
5 3 (8.57%) Web Services
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.86%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (2.86%) JRules
7 1 (2.86%) WebCenter
7 1 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (14.29%) Data Extraction
1 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) FMCG
4 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Unix
1 11 (31.43%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Linux
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Linux
3 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.71%) zOS
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.86%) ITIL
3 7 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (17.14%) E-Commerce
4 6 (17.14%) Release Management
5 3 (8.57%) Asynchronous Programming
5 3 (8.57%) B2B
5 3 (8.57%) BDD
5 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (8.57%) Functional Testing
5 3 (8.57%) OO
5 3 (8.57%) Pair Programming
5 3 (8.57%) Refactoring
5 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.57%) TDD
5 3 (8.57%) Use Case
6 2 (5.71%) ERP
6 2 (5.71%) Service Management
6 2 (5.71%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) Java
2 7 (20.00%) SQL
3 5 (14.29%) VB
4 3 (8.57%) Scala
4 3 (8.57%) VBScript
5 1 (2.86%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) Puppet
2 2 (5.71%) Control-M
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 34 (97.14%) IBM
2 12 (34.29%) Oracle
3 7 (20.00%) ATG
4 5 (14.29%) webMethods
5 2 (5.71%) Baan
5 2 (5.71%) HP
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.71%) SAP
5 2 (5.71%) WorldPay
6 1 (2.86%) BMC
6 1 (2.86%) hybris
6 1 (2.86%) Informatica
6 1 (2.86%) MuleSoft
6 1 (2.86%) RedPrairie
6 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com