The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM
London / City of London
Rank 112 83 67
Rank change year-on-year -29 -16  
Contract jobs citing IBM 43 81 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.42% 2.44% 3.08%
As % of the Vendors category 3.58% 6.08% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 53 116
Median daily rate £550 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £347 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £645 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% -0.06%  
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 the City of London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1200 1333 2148
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 39.60% 40.08% 42.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 1003 1556
Median daily rate £468 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £282 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 43
Median hourly rate £14.15 £19.50 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.46% -4.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.19 £11.00 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 £43.57 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in the City of London

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in the City of London

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in the City of London

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 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 City of London region with a requirement for IBM.

1 56 (58.95%) Finance
2 42 (44.21%) Oracle
3 40 (42.11%) Banking
4 27 (28.42%) WebSphere
5 26 (27.37%) SQL Server
6 25 (26.32%) Java
7 23 (24.21%) IBM Integration Bus
8 17 (17.89%) Unix
8 17 (17.89%) Windows
9 16 (16.84%) SOA
9 16 (16.84%) Microsoft
10 15 (15.79%) Middleware
10 15 (15.79%) Linux
10 15 (15.79%) SQL
10 15 (15.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 14 (14.74%) REST
11 14 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (14.74%) Web Services
12 13 (13.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (12.63%) WebSphere MQ
13 12 (12.63%) Oracle Fusion
14 11 (11.58%) MuleSoft
14 11 (11.58%) API Integration
14 11 (11.58%) MOM
14 11 (11.58%) .NET
14 11 (11.58%) VMware
14 11 (11.58%) Anypoint
15 10 (10.53%) XML
15 10 (10.53%) HP
15 10 (10.53%) B2B

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 27 (28.42%) WebSphere
2 15 (15.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (11.58%) Anypoint
4 5 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (4.21%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (3.16%) JBoss
6 3 (3.16%) SAS
6 3 (3.16%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.11%) Confluence
7 2 (2.11%) IIS
7 2 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.05%) Apache
8 1 (1.05%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (1.05%) FileNet
8 1 (1.05%) Predix
8 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.05%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (4.21%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.16%) AutoCAD
2 3 (3.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.16%) MS Office
2 3 (3.16%) SPSS
3 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (1.05%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.05%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.21%) Office 365
3 3 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.11%) IaaS
4 2 (2.11%) PaaS
5 1 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.05%) Bluemix
5 1 (1.05%) Firebase
5 1 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.05%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.21%) LDAP
1 4 (4.21%) snoop
1 4 (4.21%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.16%) Firewall
2 3 (3.16%) SAN
3 2 (2.11%) AMQP
3 2 (2.11%) DNS
3 2 (2.11%) HTTP
3 2 (2.11%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.11%) Multicast
3 2 (2.11%) VPN
4 1 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.05%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.05%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.05%) NAS
4 1 (1.05%) Network Security
4 1 (1.05%) SSH
4 1 (1.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (27.37%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.37%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.32%) DB2
3 6 (6.32%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.26%) Big Data
4 5 (5.26%) Hadoop
5 4 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.21%) DataStage
5 4 (4.21%) IBM InfoSphere
5 4 (4.21%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.21%) QlikView
5 4 (4.21%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.16%) MySQL
6 3 (3.16%) Spotfire
6 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.11%) Data Mining
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (2.11%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.26%) JIRA
3 4 (4.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (4.21%) Bitbucket
3 4 (4.21%) NCrunch
3 4 (4.21%) NUnit
3 4 (4.21%) ReSharper
3 4 (4.21%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.11%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.11%) Subversion
4 2 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.05%) ERwin
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.05%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (1.05%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.05%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 56 (58.95%) Finance
2 40 (42.11%) Banking
3 6 (6.32%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.21%) Advertising
4 4 (4.21%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.21%) Front Office
5 3 (3.16%) International Banking
5 3 (3.16%) Retail
6 2 (2.11%) Marketing
7 1 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (26.32%) Architect
2 15 (15.79%) Developer
3 12 (12.63%) Integration Architect
4 11 (11.58%) Lead Architect
5 10 (10.53%) Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) Consultant
7 6 (6.32%) Designer
8 5 (5.26%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.26%) Technical Architect
9 4 (4.21%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.21%) C# WPF Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Integration Specialist
9 4 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.21%) UI Developer
9 4 (4.21%) UI/UX Developer
9 4 (4.21%) UX Developer
9 4 (4.21%) WPF Developer
10 3 (3.16%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
10 3 (3.16%) Payments Architect
10 3 (3.16%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (24.21%) IBM Integration Bus
2 15 (15.79%) Middleware
3 14 (14.74%) REST
3 14 (14.74%) Web Services
4 12 (12.63%) Oracle Fusion
4 12 (12.63%) WebSphere MQ
5 11 (11.58%) .NET
6 10 (10.53%) XML
7 6 (6.32%) SOAP
8 5 (5.26%) J2EE
8 5 (5.26%) OpenID
8 5 (5.26%) SAML
9 4 (4.21%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 4 (4.21%) WPF
10 2 (2.11%) HTML
10 2 (2.11%) ISPF
10 2 (2.11%) JSON
10 2 (2.11%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (2.11%) Ultra Messaging
10 2 (2.11%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (6.32%) SWIFT
2 5 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.21%) Fintech
3 4 (4.21%) Fixed Income
3 4 (4.21%) Replication
3 4 (4.21%) User Experience
4 3 (3.16%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.11%) Clustering
5 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.11%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.11%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.11%) PKI
6 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.05%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.05%) iSeries
6 1 (1.05%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.89%) Unix
1 17 (17.89%) Windows
2 15 (15.79%) Linux
3 8 (8.42%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.37%) Solaris
5 4 (4.21%) AIX
6 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.11%) Android
7 2 (2.11%) SUSE
7 2 (2.11%) zOS
8 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.84%) SOA
2 14 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (13.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (11.58%) API Integration
5 10 (10.53%) B2B
5 10 (10.53%) Service Design
6 9 (9.47%) Analytics
6 9 (9.47%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 7 (7.37%) B2C
7 7 (7.37%) DevOps
7 7 (7.37%) ITIL
7 7 (7.37%) Scrum
8 6 (6.32%) Change Management
8 6 (6.32%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (6.32%) High Availability
8 6 (6.32%) Migration
8 6 (6.32%) Waterfall
9 5 (5.26%) Data Management
9 5 (5.26%) Low Latency
9 5 (5.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 25 (26.32%) Java
2 15 (15.79%) SQL
3 6 (6.32%) Perl
4 4 (4.21%) C#
4 4 (4.21%) C++
4 4 (4.21%) Python
4 4 (4.21%) XAML
5 3 (3.16%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.16%) C
5 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.16%) R
5 3 (3.16%) XPath
6 2 (2.11%) COBOL
6 2 (2.11%) JCL
6 2 (2.11%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.11%) VB
7 1 (1.05%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.05%) REXX
7 1 (1.05%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 3 (3.16%) Degree
2 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.05%) CISSP
3 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.05%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.05%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) SEPA
2 2 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.11%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.11%) QA
3 1 (1.05%) COBIT
3 1 (1.05%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.05%) GDPR
3 1 (1.05%) GPG13
3 1 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.11%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (1.05%) Docker
6 1 (1.05%) Firmware
6 1 (1.05%) GPFS
6 1 (1.05%) NFS
6 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (11.58%) MOM
2 9 (9.47%) Tivoli
3 4 (4.21%) Puppet
3 4 (4.21%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 3 (3.16%) Nagios
4 3 (3.16%) Netcool
4 3 (3.16%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (3.16%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 3 (3.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.11%) Control-M
5 2 (2.11%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.11%) OpenView
6 1 (1.05%) Ansible
6 1 (1.05%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (1.05%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 42 (44.21%) Oracle
2 16 (16.84%) Microsoft
3 11 (11.58%) MuleSoft
3 11 (11.58%) VMware
4 10 (10.53%) HP
5 7 (7.37%) Citrix
6 6 (6.32%) Cognos
6 6 (6.32%) Informatica
7 5 (5.26%) SAP
7 5 (5.26%) Splunk
7 5 (5.26%) Tableau
8 4 (4.21%) Adobe
8 4 (4.21%) Dell
8 4 (4.21%) DevExpress
8 4 (4.21%) IBM Sterling
8 4 (4.21%) Infragistics
8 4 (4.21%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (4.21%) Remedy
8 4 (4.21%) Telerik
9 3 (3.16%) Red Hat
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