The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 27 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
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 30 53
Rank change year-on-year -38 +23  
Contract jobs citing IBM 17 59 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.67% 5.66% 3.24%
As % of the Vendors category 3.79% 13.47% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 10
Median daily rate £350 £431 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.84% -1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £332 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £533 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year +30.43% +1.76%  

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 Buckinghamshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 449 438 552
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 44.06% 41.99% 45.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 237 237
Median daily rate £413 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 17
Median hourly rate £13.75 £16.17 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.96% +11.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £10.07 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in Buckinghamshire

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in Buckinghamshire

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in Buckinghamshire

IBM
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Milton Keynes -26 14 £350 -20.00%
High Wycombe +3 1 - -
IBM
South East

IBM
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for IBM.

1 15 (39.47%) Java
2 13 (34.21%) Spring
3 12 (31.58%) Maven
3 12 (31.58%) Groovy
3 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
3 12 (31.58%) XML
3 12 (31.58%) XSLT
3 12 (31.58%) Gradle
3 12 (31.58%) Apache Camel
4 11 (28.95%) Spring Integration
4 11 (28.95%) Middleware
4 11 (28.95%) Migration
5 10 (26.32%) Oracle
5 10 (26.32%) Web Services
5 10 (26.32%) Data Centre
6 9 (23.68%) Grails
7 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
7 8 (21.05%) Linux
7 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
7 8 (21.05%) RESTful
8 7 (18.42%) Low Latency
8 7 (18.42%) Microservices
8 7 (18.42%) Finance
9 6 (15.79%) WebSphere
9 6 (15.79%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (13.16%) Apache
10 5 (13.16%) MySQL
11 4 (10.53%) J2EE

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (15.79%) IBM Transformation Extender
1 6 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 5 (13.16%) Apache
3 3 (7.89%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.26%) CICS
4 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.63%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.63%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (2.63%) Liferay
5 1 (2.63%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Cognos Planning
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) HTTP
2 3 (7.89%) AMQP
3 2 (5.26%) SSL
4 1 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.63%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) Internet
4 1 (2.63%) Intranet
4 1 (2.63%) NAS
4 1 (2.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) MySQL
2 3 (7.89%) DB2
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.63%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
1 12 (31.58%) Gradle
1 12 (31.58%) Maven
2 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.53%) Bitbucket
3 4 (10.53%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (7.89%) JUnit
4 3 (7.89%) Mockito
4 3 (7.89%) Spock
5 2 (5.26%) Ant
5 2 (5.26%) Subversion
6 1 (2.63%) GitLab
6 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Developer
1 12 (31.58%) Java Developer
2 9 (23.68%) Architect
3 7 (18.42%) Middleware Architect
4 5 (13.16%) Administrator
4 5 (13.16%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.26%) CICS Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) COBOL Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Middleware Project Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) AIX Specialist
7 1 (2.63%) Mainframe Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Middleware Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (34.21%) Spring
2 12 (31.58%) Apache Camel
2 12 (31.58%) XML
2 12 (31.58%) XSLT
3 11 (28.95%) Middleware
3 11 (28.95%) Spring Integration
4 10 (26.32%) Web Services
5 9 (23.68%) Grails
6 8 (21.05%) RESTful
7 4 (10.53%) J2EE
7 4 (10.53%) JMS
7 4 (10.53%) REST
7 4 (10.53%) SOAP
7 4 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (5.26%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (5.26%) Java EE
8 2 (5.26%) JDBC
8 2 (5.26%) JNDI
9 1 (2.63%) Kafka
9 1 (2.63%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.53%) Clustering
3 2 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (5.26%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.26%) Replication
4 1 (2.63%) DataPower
4 1 (2.63%) IBM XIV
4 1 (2.63%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) AIX
3 2 (5.26%) CentOS
3 2 (5.26%) Windows
4 1 (2.63%) Unix
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Migration
2 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
3 7 (18.42%) Low Latency
3 7 (18.42%) Microservices
4 6 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.89%) SOA
7 2 (5.26%) Change Management
7 2 (5.26%) Dependency Management
7 2 (5.26%) DevOps
7 2 (5.26%) ERP
7 2 (5.26%) ETL
7 2 (5.26%) Garbage Collection
7 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.26%) Performance Management
7 2 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (5.26%) Scrum
7 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.63%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) Java
2 12 (31.58%) Groovy
3 4 (10.53%) Python
4 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.26%) COBOL
5 2 (5.26%) JCL
5 2 (5.26%) Jython
5 2 (5.26%) Korn
5 2 (5.26%) SQL
6 1 (2.63%) Perl
6 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.26%) PowerHA
3 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.63%) Docker
3 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) CA Wily
2 1 (2.63%) Ansible
2 1 (2.63%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (2.63%) Mesos
2 1 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) VMware
3 3 (7.89%) HP
3 3 (7.89%) SAP
4 2 (5.26%) Brocade
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco
4 2 (5.26%) Fujitsu
4 2 (5.26%) Informatica
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.26%) NetApp
4 2 (5.26%) Nimsoft
4 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.26%) Remedy
4 2 (5.26%) Veritas
5 1 (2.63%) AppSense
5 1 (2.63%) Cognizant
5 1 (2.63%) Epicor
5 1 (2.63%) FatWire
5 1 (2.63%) IFS
5 1 (2.63%) Intel Security