Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 46 54
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8 +2
Contract jobs citing IBM 22 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.17% 1.94% 0.90%
As % of the Vendors category 6.63% 3.86% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 7
Bedfordshire median daily rate £345 £315 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% -40.00% +31.25%
10th Percentile £300 £80 £300
90th Percentile £430 £454 £599
East of England median daily rate £425 £403 £413
% change year-on-year +5.59% -2.42% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £34.50 £29.48
% change year-on-year - +17.03% -6.82%

IBM is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Bedfordshire.

All Vendors
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 332 311 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 47.77% 50.32% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 190 205
Bedfordshire median daily rate £418 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £130 £200 £191
90th Percentile £561 £538 £595
East of England median daily rate £407 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +8.53% -6.25% +9.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 32
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £11.84 £13.50 £32.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.30% -57.85% +146.37%
10th Percentile £9.39 £10.17 £10.88
90th Percentile £35.31 £38.00 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £16.43 £16.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -0.42% -19.51% -0.61%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing IBM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

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 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -5 9 £350 +11.11%
Bedford - 1 £335 -
IBM
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 10 (45.45%) SQL
1 10 (45.45%) CRM
1 10 (45.45%) Marketing
2 8 (36.36%) Windows
3 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
3 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
3 7 (31.82%) HP
3 7 (31.82%) SAN
3 7 (31.82%) NetApp
3 7 (31.82%) Clustering
3 7 (31.82%) 3PAR
4 6 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (27.27%) Skype for Business
4 6 (27.27%) Fibre Channel
4 6 (27.27%) HP Data Protector
4 6 (27.27%) iSCSI
4 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
4 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
4 6 (27.27%) NAS
4 6 (27.27%) NetBackup
4 6 (27.27%) Backup Exec
4 6 (27.27%) QA
4 6 (27.27%) Veritas
4 6 (27.27%) Citrix
4 6 (27.27%) Terminal Services
4 6 (27.27%) CommVault
4 6 (27.27%) Dell
4 6 (27.27%) Active Directory

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 (27.27%) MS Exchange
1 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
1 6 (27.27%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.55%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.55%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (4.55%) ImageReady
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Unica
2 3 (13.64%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) CheetahMail
1 2 (9.09%) MailChimp
1 2 (9.09%) Silverpop
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) SAN
1 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
2 6 (27.27%) DHCP
2 6 (27.27%) DNS
2 6 (27.27%) Fibre Channel
2 6 (27.27%) iSCSI
2 6 (27.27%) NAS
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) FTP
3 1 (4.55%) Kerberos
3 1 (4.55%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) DB2
3 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.55%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (4.55%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (4.55%) Impala
3 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.55%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) GitLab
General
1 10 (45.45%) Marketing
2 2 (9.09%) Spanish Language
3 1 (4.55%) Dutch Language
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) French Language
3 1 (4.55%) German Language
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Campaign Specialist
2 4 (18.18%) Designer
2 4 (18.18%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Storage Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) CRM Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Data Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Product Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Product Owner
4 1 (4.55%) DB2 Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (4.55%) DBA
4 1 (4.55%) Email Designer
4 1 (4.55%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) CSS
1 4 (18.18%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.55%) CSS3
2 1 (4.55%) Flash
2 1 (4.55%) HTML5
2 1 (4.55%) Node.js
2 1 (4.55%) OAuth
2 1 (4.55%) ODBC
2 1 (4.55%) RESTful
2 1 (4.55%) Spring
2 1 (4.55%) Spring Boot
2 1 (4.55%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Clustering
2 6 (27.27%) Replication
3 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) AIX
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Solaris
3 1 (4.55%) Unix
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) CRM
2 6 (27.27%) ITIL
3 5 (22.73%) Analytics
3 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
5 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Email Marketing
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Multichannel Marketing
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (9.09%) PLM
6 2 (9.09%) Project Management
6 2 (9.09%) User Stories
7 1 (4.55%) API Development
7 1 (4.55%) Business Process Mapping
7 1 (4.55%) Data-Driven Marketing
7 1 (4.55%) Front End Development
7 1 (4.55%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 6 (27.27%) VBScript
3 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
4 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) MCSA
1 5 (22.73%) MCSE
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (22.73%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 5 (22.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
1 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
1 6 (27.27%) Terminal Services
1 6 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
1 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) Backup Exec
1 6 (27.27%) HP Data Protector
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Clustering
1 6 (27.27%) NetBackup
2 5 (22.73%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (22.73%) SCCM
2 5 (22.73%) SCOM
3 1 (4.55%) Ansible
3 1 (4.55%) Control-M
3 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) 3PAR
1 7 (31.82%) HP
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
1 7 (31.82%) NetApp
2 6 (27.27%) Citrix
2 6 (27.27%) CommVault
2 6 (27.27%) Dell
2 6 (27.27%) EqualLogic
2 6 (27.27%) Symantec
2 6 (27.27%) Veritas
2 6 (27.27%) VMware
3 5 (22.73%) SolarWinds
4 3 (13.64%) Adobe
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle
6 1 (4.55%) EMC
6 1 (4.55%) Informatica
6 1 (4.55%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (4.55%) SAP