Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 131 120
Rank change year-on-year -10 -11 +8
Contract jobs citing IBM 112 117 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.57% 1.74% 1.93%
As % of the Vendors category 4.12% 4.10% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 99 131
City of London median daily rate £490 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.95% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £313
90th Percentile £601 £675 £575
Central London median daily rate £490 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +8.89% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
City of London median hourly rate £21.40 - £43.13
Central London median hourly rate £21.40 - £43.13

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 2717 2857 3924
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.17% 42.47% 42.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2040 2135 2940
City of London median daily rate £488 £450 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +3.75% +2.06%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £630
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 48 77
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% -2.04%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.10
90th Percentile £30.75 £55.00 £26.83
Central London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.23 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% +4.14% -0.75%

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 17 November 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 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

IBM
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the City of London region over the 6 months to 17 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
London Bridge +3 1 £300 -
IBM
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 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 City of London region with a requirement for IBM.

1 52 (46.43%) Java
2 43 (38.39%) Finance
3 40 (35.71%) Linux
4 36 (32.14%) Banking
5 33 (29.46%) Windows
6 31 (27.68%) Docker
7 29 (25.89%) Oracle
8 27 (24.11%) Unix
8 27 (24.11%) WebSphere
9 26 (23.21%) Jenkins
9 26 (23.21%) Open Source
10 24 (21.43%) Kafka
10 24 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (20.54%) Amazon AWS
12 22 (19.64%) DevOps
12 22 (19.64%) WebSphere MQ
13 21 (18.75%) Python
14 18 (16.07%) Middleware
14 18 (16.07%) Bluemix
14 18 (16.07%) IBM Cloud
15 17 (15.18%) GitHub
15 17 (15.18%) Hadoop
15 17 (15.18%) Tableau
15 17 (15.18%) Big Data
15 17 (15.18%) XML
16 16 (14.29%) JavaScript
16 16 (14.29%) Maven
16 16 (14.29%) IBM Integration Bus
16 16 (14.29%) Kubernetes
17 15 (13.39%) Apache Spark

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 27 (24.11%) WebSphere
2 15 (13.39%) Apache Spark
3 12 (10.71%) JBoss
4 11 (9.82%) Apache
5 9 (8.04%) Tomcat
6 8 (7.14%) MQSeries
7 3 (2.68%) IIS
7 3 (2.68%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.68%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.79%) AquaLogic
8 2 (1.79%) GemFire
8 2 (1.79%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.89%) Apache Qpid
9 1 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.89%) Confluence
9 1 (0.89%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.89%) SAS
9 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Temenos T24
2 2 (1.79%) OpenText MBPM
2 2 (1.79%) OpenText Process Suite
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.89%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.89%) Eikon
3 1 (0.89%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.89%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 23 (20.54%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (16.07%) Bluemix
2 18 (16.07%) IBM Cloud
3 17 (15.18%) GitHub
4 3 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.68%) Sauce Labs
5 2 (1.79%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.89%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.89%) IaaS
6 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.89%) Office 365
6 1 (0.89%) PaaS
6 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.25%) SAN
2 4 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.68%) VPN
4 2 (1.79%) DHCP
4 2 (1.79%) DNS
4 2 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (1.79%) Firewall
4 2 (1.79%) LDAP
4 2 (1.79%) NAS
4 2 (1.79%) Network Security
4 2 (1.79%) SMTP
4 2 (1.79%) VLAN
4 2 (1.79%) VSAN
5 1 (0.89%) DMVPN
5 1 (0.89%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.89%) Skype
5 1 (0.89%) WebEx
5 1 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.18%) Big Data
1 17 (15.18%) Hadoop
2 15 (13.39%) Apache Hive
2 15 (13.39%) Oracle ODI
2 15 (13.39%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (12.50%) Sqoop
4 11 (9.82%) Relational Database
5 10 (8.93%) SQL Server
6 7 (6.25%) RDBMS
7 6 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (4.46%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.68%) DataStage
9 3 (2.68%) IBM InfoSphere
9 3 (2.68%) IBM PureData
9 3 (2.68%) Power BI
9 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.79%) DB2
10 2 (1.79%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 26 (23.21%) Jenkins
2 16 (14.29%) Maven
3 11 (9.82%) Gradle
3 11 (9.82%) TeamCity
4 9 (8.04%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.46%) Ant
5 5 (4.46%) Git (software)
5 5 (4.46%) Subversion
6 3 (2.68%) Appium
6 3 (2.68%) JIRA
6 3 (2.68%) JUnit
6 3 (2.68%) Selenium
6 3 (2.68%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.79%) Bundler
7 2 (1.79%) gulp
7 2 (1.79%) JBehave
7 2 (1.79%) Lombardi
7 2 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.79%) TestNG
7 2 (1.79%) WebDriver
General
1 43 (38.39%) Finance
2 36 (32.14%) Banking
3 7 (6.25%) Front Office
3 7 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.46%) Advertising
5 4 (3.57%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.57%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.68%) Legal
7 2 (1.79%) Back Office
7 2 (1.79%) Law
8 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.89%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (27.68%) Developer
2 15 (13.39%) Analyst
3 14 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 10 (8.93%) Consultant
5 8 (7.14%) Architect
5 8 (7.14%) Integration Specialist
6 7 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 6 (5.36%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.46%) Applications Support
8 5 (4.46%) Front Office Developer
8 5 (4.46%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (4.46%) Unix Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Senior Technical Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) SQL Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (2.68%) Release Engineer
10 3 (2.68%) Server Engineer
10 3 (2.68%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (21.43%) Kafka
2 22 (19.64%) WebSphere MQ
3 18 (16.07%) Middleware
4 17 (15.18%) XML
5 16 (14.29%) IBM Integration Bus
6 15 (13.39%) Web Services
7 14 (12.50%) PySpark
8 13 (11.61%) HTML
9 11 (9.82%) .NET
9 11 (9.82%) REST
10 10 (8.93%) SOAP
10 10 (8.93%) Spring
11 7 (6.25%) J2EE
11 7 (6.25%) RESTful
12 6 (5.36%) CSS
12 6 (5.36%) Java EE
13 5 (4.46%) Node.js
14 4 (3.57%) Natural Language Processing
14 4 (3.57%) Spring Boot
14 4 (3.57%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.25%) Equities
2 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.46%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.68%) iSeries
3 3 (2.68%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.68%) PKI
3 3 (2.68%) SWIFT
3 3 (2.68%) User Experience
4 2 (1.79%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.79%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.79%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.79%) Tandem
5 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.89%) DataPower
5 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.89%) Equity Risk
5 1 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.89%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.89%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 40 (35.71%) Linux
2 33 (29.46%) Windows
3 27 (24.11%) Unix
4 15 (13.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (13.39%) Windows Server
5 6 (5.36%) Solaris
5 6 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.79%) AIX
6 2 (1.79%) CentOS
6 2 (1.79%) zOS
7 1 (0.89%) OS/390
7 1 (0.89%) SUSE
7 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.21%) Open Source
2 24 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (19.64%) DevOps
4 15 (13.39%) Data Engineering
5 14 (12.50%) MapReduce
6 13 (11.61%) Multithreading
7 11 (9.82%) Migration
8 10 (8.93%) TDD
9 9 (8.04%) Scrum
9 9 (8.04%) SOA
10 8 (7.14%) Data Modelling
11 7 (6.25%) Project Management
11 7 (6.25%) Statistical Analysis
12 6 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (5.36%) Functional Testing
12 6 (5.36%) ITIL
12 6 (5.36%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (4.46%) Analytics
13 5 (4.46%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 52 (46.43%) Java
2 21 (18.75%) Python
3 16 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 15 (13.39%) Shell Script
5 14 (12.50%) SQL
6 12 (10.71%) C++
7 11 (9.82%) Perl
8 6 (5.36%) PHP
8 6 (5.36%) XPath
9 5 (4.46%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.57%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.68%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.79%) C#
12 2 (1.79%) JCL
12 2 (1.79%) Korn
12 2 (1.79%) Ruby
13 1 (0.89%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.89%) C
13 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.89%) RPG
Qualifications
1 7 (6.25%) Degree
2 3 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.79%) IBM Certification
3 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.79%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) CCNA
4 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.89%) PMP
4 1 (0.89%) SAP Certification
4 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (27.68%) Docker
2 14 (12.50%) Apache Flume
2 14 (12.50%) HDFS
3 5 (4.46%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.79%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.89%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.89%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.89%) XenApp
6 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 14 (12.50%) Ambari
2 14 (12.50%) Hadoop YARN
2 14 (12.50%) Oozie
3 13 (11.61%) Ansible
4 5 (4.46%) Puppet
5 2 (1.79%) IBM BigFix
5 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.79%) Salt
5 2 (1.79%) TADDM
6 1 (0.89%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.89%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.89%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.89%) SCCM
6 1 (0.89%) Terraform
6 1 (0.89%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.89%) Tivoli NetView
6 1 (0.89%) vRealize
Vendors
1 29 (25.89%) Oracle
2 17 (15.18%) Tableau
3 13 (11.61%) Microsoft
3 13 (11.61%) Red Hat
4 7 (6.25%) TIBCO
5 6 (5.36%) Cisco
5 6 (5.36%) HP
6 5 (4.46%) EMC
6 5 (4.46%) VMware
7 4 (3.57%) Bloomberg
7 4 (3.57%) Reuters
7 4 (3.57%) Sybase
8 3 (2.68%) Brocade
8 3 (2.68%) Citrix
8 3 (2.68%) Informatica
8 3 (2.68%) NetApp
8 3 (2.68%) Netezza
8 3 (2.68%) Temenos
9 2 (1.79%) Lotus
9 2 (1.79%) Pega