The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

IBM
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 32 41
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9  
Contract jobs citing IBM 18 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.06% 1.56% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 9.52% 2.86% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 1
Median daily rate £400 £469 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.66% +56.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £407
% change year-on-year - -1.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £28.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.94% -24.00%  

IBM is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 189 175 144
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 53.09% 54.69% 42.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 112 97
Median daily rate £445 £425 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +36.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £262 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £580 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 11
Median hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.25% +1.91%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.51%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing IBM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in Bedfordshire

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IBM in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in Bedfordshire

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in Bedfordshire

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in Bedfordshire

IBM
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
Bedford - 7 £400 -
Luton -4 1 - - 2
IBM
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for IBM.

1 21 (55.26%) CRM
1 21 (55.26%) Marketing
2 19 (50.00%) Java
3 17 (44.74%) SQL
4 14 (36.84%) Unica
5 13 (34.21%) WebSphere
6 11 (28.95%) XML
6 11 (28.95%) Java EE
7 10 (26.32%) Analytics
7 10 (26.32%) Oracle
8 9 (23.68%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (23.68%) Servlets
8 9 (23.68%) UML
8 9 (23.68%) Retail
9 8 (21.05%) IBM Integration Bus
9 8 (21.05%) E-Commerce
9 8 (21.05%) HTML
9 8 (21.05%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (18.42%) B2B
10 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
10 7 (18.42%) Unix
10 7 (18.42%) .NET
10 7 (18.42%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (15.79%) Asset Management
11 6 (15.79%) Content Management
11 6 (15.79%) Email Marketing
11 6 (15.79%) JPA
11 6 (15.79%) Pega
11 6 (15.79%) hybris
11 6 (15.79%) SAP

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 13 (34.21%) WebSphere
2 9 (23.68%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (18.42%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (13.16%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 5 (13.16%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (5.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (10.53%) ImageReady
1 4 (10.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Unica
2 6 (15.79%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (2.63%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Silverpop
2 2 (5.26%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.63%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) SMS
2 1 (2.63%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) DB2
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.26%) Redis
4 1 (2.63%) Big Data
4 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.63%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (2.63%) MySQL
4 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (7.89%) Eclipse
2 3 (7.89%) Rational Application Developer
3 2 (5.26%) GitLab
3 2 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 21 (55.26%) Marketing
2 9 (23.68%) Retail
3 4 (10.53%) Finance
4 3 (7.89%) Dutch Language
4 3 (7.89%) French Language
4 3 (7.89%) German Language
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Developer
2 6 (15.79%) Architect
2 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce Architect
2 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
2 6 (15.79%) Integration Developer
2 6 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (13.16%) Campaign Manager
3 5 (13.16%) Designer
3 5 (13.16%) Java Developer
3 5 (13.16%) WebSphere Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Systems Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Java WebSphere Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) CRM Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) DBA
7 1 (2.63%) IT Manager
7 1 (2.63%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Marketing Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.95%) Java EE
1 11 (28.95%) XML
2 9 (23.68%) Servlets
3 8 (21.05%) HTML
3 8 (21.05%) IBM Integration Bus
3 8 (21.05%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (18.42%) .NET
5 6 (15.79%) EJB
5 6 (15.79%) JDBC
5 6 (15.79%) JMS
5 6 (15.79%) JPA
5 6 (15.79%) Web Services
6 5 (13.16%) CSS
6 5 (13.16%) J2EE
6 5 (13.16%) JSR 168
6 5 (13.16%) JSR 286
7 4 (10.53%) Flash
8 3 (7.89%) JSP
8 3 (7.89%) Middleware
8 3 (7.89%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Unix
2 2 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) CRM
2 10 (26.32%) Analytics
3 9 (23.68%) UML
4 8 (21.05%) E-Commerce
5 7 (18.42%) B2B
6 6 (15.79%) Asset Management
6 6 (15.79%) B2C
6 6 (15.79%) Content Management
6 6 (15.79%) Email Marketing
7 5 (13.16%) Break/Fix
7 5 (13.16%) OO
7 5 (13.16%) OOP
8 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.89%) Customer Insight
8 3 (7.89%) Data-Driven Marketing
8 3 (7.89%) Multichannel Marketing
8 3 (7.89%) RAD
8 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.89%) Web Application Development
9 2 (5.26%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) Java
2 17 (44.74%) SQL
3 6 (15.79%) Shell Script
4 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.26%) Perl
5 2 (5.26%) Python
6 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Ansible
2 1 (2.63%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Oracle
2 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.79%) hybris
3 6 (15.79%) Pega
3 6 (15.79%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) Adobe
4 1 (2.63%) IBM Sterling
4 1 (2.63%) WSO2