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 5 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 IBM Sterling Order Management (formerly Yantra).

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Sterling
Rank 612 627 638
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +11
Contract jobs citing IBM Sterling 15 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.018% 0.019%
As % of the Vendors category 0.066% 0.043% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
Median daily rate £408 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.38% +18.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £325 -
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
22886 23387 25559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.60% 42.76% 44.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 13997 13710 15081
Median daily rate £420 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 873 974 1227
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM Sterling within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

IBM Sterling Daily Rate Histogram 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 11 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 5 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
England +5 14 £408 +25.38% 1
London +2 11 £408 - 1
Hampshire +19 1 - -
South East +13 1 - -
City of London +4 1 - -
Colchester - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -

IBM Sterling
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 24 (100.00%) IBM
2 18 (75.00%) Unix
3 12 (50.00%) Finance
4 10 (41.67%) Windows
5 9 (37.50%) B2B
5 9 (37.50%) zOS
5 9 (37.50%) Retail
6 8 (33.33%) FTP
6 8 (33.33%) Shell Script
6 8 (33.33%) Middleware
7 7 (29.17%) JCL
7 7 (29.17%) Service Delivery
7 7 (29.17%) Tandem
7 7 (29.17%) Axway
7 7 (29.17%) Logistics
7 7 (29.17%) iSeries
7 7 (29.17%) ISPF
7 7 (29.17%) Time Sharing Option
8 6 (25.00%) Banking
9 5 (20.83%) WebSphere
9 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (20.83%) SOAP
9 5 (20.83%) SQL
9 5 (20.83%) J2EE
10 4 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (16.67%) XML
10 4 (16.67%) Firewall
10 4 (16.67%) JIRA
10 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
10 4 (16.67%) Confluence

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 5 (20.83%) WebSphere
2 4 (16.67%) Confluence
2 4 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.17%) Gentran
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (4.17%) ResourceLink
1 1 (4.17%) SAP HCM
1 1 (4.17%) SAP HR
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) FTP
2 4 (16.67%) Firewall
3 2 (8.33%) SSL
4 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) GIS
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) Retail
3 6 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.17%) Law
4 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Consultant
2 7 (29.17%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Unix Developer
5 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce Developer
5 1 (4.17%) IBM Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Java E-Commerce Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Java WebSphere Developer
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Architect
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Developer
5 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) XML Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) Middleware
2 7 (29.17%) ISPF
3 5 (20.83%) J2EE
3 5 (20.83%) SOAP
4 4 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (4.17%) CSS
5 1 (4.17%) EDI
5 1 (4.17%) EDIFACT
5 1 (4.17%) Hibernate
5 1 (4.17%) HTML
5 1 (4.17%) REST
5 1 (4.17%) SAP ALE
5 1 (4.17%) SAP PI
5 1 (4.17%) SAP XI
5 1 (4.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) iSeries
1 7 (29.17%) Tandem
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.17%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Unix
2 10 (41.67%) Windows
3 9 (37.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) B2B
2 7 (29.17%) Logistics
2 7 (29.17%) Service Delivery
3 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (16.67%) API Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.17%) Data Flow Diagram
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) Order to Cash
6 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.17%) Process Improvement
6 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.17%) Service Management
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
6 1 (4.17%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 7 (29.17%) JCL
3 5 (20.83%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) Korn
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (4.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) IBM
2 7 (29.17%) Axway
3 2 (8.33%) SAP
3 2 (8.33%) webMethods
4 1 (4.17%) ATG
4 1 (4.17%) BMC
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) NGA Human Resources
4 1 (4.17%) Remedy