Period
to 11 December 2018

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 6 months to 11 December 2018 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 157 125
Rank change year-on-year +6 -32 -3
Contract jobs citing IBM 109 102 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.53% 1.42% 1.80%
As % of the Vendors category 3.98% 3.70% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 92 95
City of London median daily rate £475 £489 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.81% -4.17% +19.30%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £314
90th Percentile £600 £604 £675
Central London median daily rate £475 £490 £500
% change year-on-year -3.06% -2.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £100.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £100.50 - -

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 the City of London.

All Vendors
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,739 2,756 2,809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.37% 38.35% 43.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,054 2,082 2,093
City of London median daily rate £478 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.05% +8.33% +2.86%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £275
90th Percentile £650 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 56 46
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% +9.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.88 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.45
% change year-on-year +3.89% -2.44% +5.43%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing IBM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 11 December 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for IBM.

1 44 (40.37%) Finance
2 42 (38.53%) Banking
3 31 (28.44%) Java
4 25 (22.94%) SQL Server
4 25 (22.94%) Unix
5 24 (22.02%) Oracle
6 21 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (18.35%) HTML
7 20 (18.35%) Middleware
8 19 (17.43%) XML
8 19 (17.43%) DevOps
8 19 (17.43%) IBM Cloud
9 18 (16.51%) Python
9 18 (16.51%) SQL
10 16 (14.68%) Node.js
11 15 (13.76%) Financial Institution
11 15 (13.76%) Scrum
11 15 (13.76%) IBM Integration Bus
12 14 (12.84%) WebSphere
12 14 (12.84%) Amazon AWS
12 14 (12.84%) Jenkins
13 13 (11.93%) SAS
14 12 (11.01%) SAP
14 12 (11.01%) GAP Analysis
14 12 (11.01%) Back Office
14 12 (11.01%) Git (software)
14 12 (11.01%) Actimize
14 12 (11.01%) Cloud Foundry
14 12 (11.01%) Anti-Money Laundering
15 11 (10.09%) Kubernetes

IBM
Co-occurring 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 14 (12.84%) WebSphere
2 13 (11.93%) SAS
3 12 (11.01%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (7.34%) IBM Domino
5 4 (3.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (3.67%) Alfresco
5 4 (3.67%) Apache Spark
5 4 (3.67%) CMS
5 4 (3.67%) Documentum
5 4 (3.67%) FileNet
5 4 (3.67%) OnBase
5 4 (3.67%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.75%) Confluence
7 2 (1.83%) CICS
7 2 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.83%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.92%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.92%) IBM Transformation Extender
8 1 (0.92%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (11.01%) Actimize
2 2 (1.83%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (1.83%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.92%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.92%) SunGard Martini
3 1 (0.92%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 19 (17.43%) IBM Cloud
2 14 (12.84%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (8.26%) GitHub
3 9 (8.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (5.50%) Heroku
4 6 (5.50%) npm
5 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.83%) Datadog
6 2 (1.83%) IaaS
6 2 (1.83%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (1.83%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.83%) PaaS
7 1 (0.92%) Apigee
7 1 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.34%) Intranet
2 4 (3.67%) SAN
3 2 (1.83%) SMTP
3 2 (1.83%) SNMP
4 1 (0.92%) HTTP
4 1 (0.92%) Network Security
4 1 (0.92%) SSH
4 1 (0.92%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.94%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.26%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (7.34%) DataStage
3 8 (7.34%) MongoDB
3 8 (7.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (6.42%) DB2
4 7 (6.42%) IBM InfoSphere
4 7 (6.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (6.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (5.50%) Big Data
5 6 (5.50%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.75%) Apache Hive
6 3 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.75%) QualityStage
6 3 (2.75%) Sqoop
7 2 (1.83%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.83%) Hazelcast
7 2 (1.83%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.83%) OLAP
7 2 (1.83%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (12.84%) Jenkins
2 12 (11.01%) Git (software)
3 11 (10.09%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (6.42%) Ant
5 6 (5.50%) Gerrit
5 6 (5.50%) GitLab
5 6 (5.50%) JIRA
5 6 (5.50%) Maven
5 6 (5.50%) SonarQube
6 5 (4.59%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.67%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (1.83%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.83%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.83%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.83%) Gatling
8 2 (1.83%) JMeter
8 2 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.83%) Selenium
8 2 (1.83%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.83%) Zephyr
General
1 44 (40.37%) Finance
2 42 (38.53%) Banking
3 15 (13.76%) Financial Institution
4 12 (11.01%) Back Office
5 4 (3.67%) Advertising
6 3 (2.75%) Retail
6 3 (2.75%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.83%) International Banking
7 2 (1.83%) Publishing
8 1 (0.92%) Front Office
8 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.92%) Marketing
8 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (35.78%) Developer
2 16 (14.68%) Consultant
3 12 (11.01%) Analyst
3 12 (11.01%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (8.26%) Business Analyst
4 9 (8.26%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 8 (7.34%) Architect
5 8 (7.34%) Web Developer
6 6 (5.50%) Big Data Engineer
6 6 (5.50%) Fraud Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) Fraud Business Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) Implementation Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) Implementation Consultant
6 6 (5.50%) Integration Specialist
6 6 (5.50%) Senior DevOps
6 6 (5.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.50%) SQL Developer
6 6 (5.50%) Systems Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) WebSphere Specialist
7 5 (4.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.35%) HTML
1 20 (18.35%) Middleware
2 19 (17.43%) XML
3 16 (14.68%) Node.js
4 15 (13.76%) IBM Integration Bus
5 9 (8.26%) WebSphere MQ
6 8 (7.34%) AngularJS
6 8 (7.34%) CSS
6 8 (7.34%) Handlebars
7 7 (6.42%) Kafka
7 7 (6.42%) SOAP
8 5 (4.59%) JSON
8 5 (4.59%) REST
9 4 (3.67%) Web Services
10 3 (2.75%) Natural Language Processing
10 3 (2.75%) PySpark
10 3 (2.75%) RESTful
10 3 (2.75%) Spring
10 3 (2.75%) Spring Boot
11 2 (1.83%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) iPad
2 4 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.75%) DataPower
3 3 (2.75%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.83%) Hedge funds
4 2 (1.83%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.83%) PKI
4 2 (1.83%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.92%) AS400
5 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.92%) Clustering
5 1 (0.92%) Equities
5 1 (0.92%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.92%) iSeries
5 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.92%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 25 (22.94%) Unix
2 9 (8.26%) Linux
3 8 (7.34%) Windows
4 5 (4.59%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.75%) Solaris
6 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.83%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.83%) zOS
8 1 (0.92%) AIX
8 1 (0.92%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (17.43%) DevOps
3 15 (13.76%) Scrum
4 12 (11.01%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 12 (11.01%) GAP Analysis
5 11 (10.09%) E-Commerce
6 10 (9.17%) ETL
6 10 (9.17%) Web Development
7 7 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (6.42%) Data Modelling
7 7 (6.42%) Validation
8 6 (5.50%) Analytics
8 6 (5.50%) BDD
8 6 (5.50%) ITIL
8 6 (5.50%) Migration
8 6 (5.50%) TDD
9 5 (4.59%) Conversational UI
10 4 (3.67%) Content Management
10 4 (3.67%) Data Engineering
10 4 (3.67%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.44%) Java
2 18 (16.51%) Python
2 18 (16.51%) SQL
3 9 (8.26%) Groovy
4 7 (6.42%) Bash Shell
4 7 (6.42%) T-SQL
5 6 (5.50%) Ruby
6 4 (3.67%) Perl
7 3 (2.75%) C
7 3 (2.75%) XPath
8 2 (1.83%) Assembly Language
8 2 (1.83%) C++
8 2 (1.83%) COBOL
8 2 (1.83%) Go
8 2 (1.83%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.83%) JCL
8 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.83%) REXX
8 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.92%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 4 (3.67%) Degree
2 2 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (1.83%) MCSE
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.92%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.92%) CCNA
3 1 (0.92%) CCSA
3 1 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.92%) CISM
3 1 (0.92%) CISSP
3 1 (0.92%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.92%) PSD2
1 1 (0.92%) QA
1 1 (0.92%) SEPA
System Software
1 11 (10.09%) Docker
2 4 (3.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.75%) Apache Flume
3 3 (2.75%) HDFS
3 3 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.83%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.92%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (10.09%) Kubernetes
2 8 (7.34%) Consul
3 7 (6.42%) Tivoli
4 6 (5.50%) Ansible
4 6 (5.50%) Mesos
5 5 (4.59%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 3 (2.75%) Ambari
6 3 (2.75%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (2.75%) Netcool
6 3 (2.75%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 3 (2.75%) Oozie
6 3 (2.75%) Puppet
6 3 (2.75%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (2.75%) Terraform
7 2 (1.83%) Control-M
7 2 (1.83%) IBM BigFix
7 2 (1.83%) Nagios
7 2 (1.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.92%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.92%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 24 (22.02%) Oracle
2 12 (11.01%) SAP
3 8 (7.34%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.42%) Splunk
5 6 (5.50%) Google
6 5 (4.59%) Adobe
7 4 (3.67%) Hyland
7 4 (3.67%) OpenText
7 4 (3.67%) Tableau
7 4 (3.67%) VMware
8 3 (2.75%) AppDynamics
8 3 (2.75%) Cognos
8 3 (2.75%) New Relic
9 2 (1.83%) EMC
9 2 (1.83%) Hitachi
9 2 (1.83%) Ivanti
9 2 (1.83%) McAfee
9 2 (1.83%) Micro Focus
9 2 (1.83%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.83%) TIBCO