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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 36 44
Rank change year-on-year +17 +8  
Contract jobs citing IBM 20 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 7.02% 1.56% 0.70%
As % of the Vendors category 17.09% 3.14% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 2
Median daily rate £375 £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -4.49%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £402
% change year-on-year +0.62% -0.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +78.57% -25.66%  

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 117 159 202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 41.05% 49.69% 46.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 110 141
Median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £170 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £588 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 16
Median hourly rate £14.00 £46.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.72% +15.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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
Luton +13 4 £369 -13.74% 1
Dunstable - 1 £365 -
IBM
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 17 (62.96%) CRM
2 16 (59.26%) Marketing
3 13 (48.15%) Unica
4 11 (40.74%) SQL
5 10 (37.04%) Analytics
6 8 (29.63%) Java EE
6 8 (29.63%) Java
7 6 (22.22%) Servlets
7 6 (22.22%) WebSphere
7 6 (22.22%) Retail
8 5 (18.52%) HTML
8 5 (18.52%) JSR 168
8 5 (18.52%) JSR 286
8 5 (18.52%) WebSphere Portal
8 5 (18.52%) OOP
8 5 (18.52%) OO
8 5 (18.52%) E-Commerce
8 5 (18.52%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (18.52%) J2EE
9 4 (14.81%) Oracle
9 4 (14.81%) SAP
9 4 (14.81%) Web Services
9 4 (14.81%) XML
9 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (14.81%) QA
10 3 (11.11%) JPA
10 3 (11.11%) Pega
10 3 (11.11%) Email Marketing
10 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (11.11%) Content Management

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 6 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 5 (18.52%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (18.52%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (7.41%) Confluence
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (7.41%) ImageReady
1 2 (7.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (48.15%) Unica
2 3 (11.11%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (3.70%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Silverpop
2 1 (3.70%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
1 1 (3.70%) SMS
1 1 (3.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) DB2
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Big Data
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Eclipse
1 3 (11.11%) Rational Application Developer
2 2 (7.41%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (7.41%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Rational DOORS
General
1 16 (59.26%) Marketing
2 6 (22.22%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Finance
4 1 (3.70%) Dutch Language
4 1 (3.70%) French Language
4 1 (3.70%) German Language
4 1 (3.70%) Military
4 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) Campaign Manager
2 5 (18.52%) Java Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce Architect
3 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Java WebSphere Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (11.11%) WebSphere Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) CRM Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Designer
5 1 (3.70%) CRM Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Email Marketing Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Marketing Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Marketing Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) Java EE
2 6 (22.22%) Servlets
3 5 (18.52%) HTML
3 5 (18.52%) J2EE
3 5 (18.52%) JSR 168
3 5 (18.52%) JSR 286
4 4 (14.81%) Web Services
4 4 (14.81%) XML
5 3 (11.11%) EJB
5 3 (11.11%) JDBC
5 3 (11.11%) JMS
5 3 (11.11%) JPA
5 3 (11.11%) JSF
5 3 (11.11%) JSP
5 3 (11.11%) OSGi
6 2 (7.41%) CSS
6 2 (7.41%) Flash
7 1 (3.70%) JSON
7 1 (3.70%) Middleware
7 1 (3.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) CRM
2 10 (37.04%) Analytics
3 5 (18.52%) E-Commerce
3 5 (18.52%) OO
3 5 (18.52%) OOP
4 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 3 (11.11%) B2B
4 3 (11.11%) B2C
4 3 (11.11%) Content Management
4 3 (11.11%) Email Marketing
4 3 (11.11%) Multichannel Marketing
4 3 (11.11%) RAD
4 3 (11.11%) Web Application Development
5 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
5 2 (7.41%) Workflow
6 1 (3.70%) PLM
6 1 (3.70%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) Java
3 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Backup Exec
1 2 (7.41%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle
1 4 (14.81%) SAP
2 3 (11.11%) hybris
2 3 (11.11%) Pega
3 2 (7.41%) CommVault
3 2 (7.41%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) Adobe
4 1 (3.70%) BEA
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) TIBCO
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