Period
to 17 October 2021

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 October 2021 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 146 98 193
Rank change year-on-year -48 +95 -41
Contract jobs citing IBM 33 22 36
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.86% 1.24% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 2.58% 3.40% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 24
10th Percentile £413 £406 £413
25th Percentile £416 £411 £459
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £481 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £625 £588 £616
90th Percentile £665 " £673
Central London median daily rate £475 £550 £475
% change year-on-year -13.64% +15.79% -

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 1,281 648 2,317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.50% 36.57% 38.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 939 472 1,801
10th Percentile £325 £300 £263
25th Percentile £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £725 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £534 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +6.75% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 51
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.75 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.16 £13.88 £12.76
Median hourly rate £14.25 £18.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -20.83% -12.20% +9.63%
75th Percentile £23.00 £21.00 £23.21
90th Percentile £25.98 £22.20 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £14.25 £17.97 £20.67
% change year-on-year -20.68% -13.07% +10.51%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing IBM as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IBM in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for IBM in the City of London

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IBM in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for IBM in the City of London

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IBM in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for IBM in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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 17 (51.52%) DevOps
2 12 (36.36%) Social Skills
3 8 (24.24%) Docker
3 8 (24.24%) TeamCity
3 8 (24.24%) Kafka
3 8 (24.24%) SQL
3 8 (24.24%) Python
3 8 (24.24%) JIRA
4 7 (21.21%) Banking
4 7 (21.21%) VMware
4 7 (21.21%) ETL
4 7 (21.21%) Java
4 7 (21.21%) Oracle
4 7 (21.21%) GitHub
4 7 (21.21%) Azure
5 6 (18.18%) AWS
5 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (18.18%) Microservices
5 6 (18.18%) User Stories
5 6 (18.18%) IBM UrbanCode
5 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 6 (18.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (15.15%) Finance
6 5 (15.15%) Replication
6 5 (15.15%) Project Management
6 5 (15.15%) DNS
6 5 (15.15%) Kubernetes
6 5 (15.15%) Ansible

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 4 (12.12%) Apache Spark
1 4 (12.12%) Confluence
1 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.06%) FileNet
2 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Maximo
2 1 (3.03%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Azure
1 7 (21.21%) GitHub
2 6 (18.18%) AWS
3 4 (12.12%) SaaS
4 3 (9.09%) GCP
4 3 (9.09%) IaaS
4 3 (9.09%) PaaS
4 3 (9.09%) Serverless
5 2 (6.06%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (3.03%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (3.03%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (3.03%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) DNS
2 4 (12.12%) Kerberos
2 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.06%) Firewall
3 2 (6.06%) NAS
3 2 (6.06%) SAN
4 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.03%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (3.03%) FTP
4 1 (3.03%) Internet
4 1 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (3.03%) VLAN
4 1 (3.03%) VoIP
4 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Big Data
1 4 (12.12%) MongoDB
1 4 (12.12%) NoSQL
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.06%) Couchbase
3 2 (6.06%) DB2
4 1 (3.03%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (3.03%) MS Access
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) JIRA
1 8 (24.24%) TeamCity
2 6 (18.18%) IBM UrbanCode
2 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
3 4 (12.12%) Subversion
4 3 (9.09%) Appium
4 3 (9.09%) JMeter
4 3 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 3 (9.09%) Postman
4 3 (9.09%) Rational Performance Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Selenium
4 3 (9.09%) SpecFlow
4 3 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.06%) JUnit
6 1 (3.03%) Gradle
6 1 (3.03%) Serena SBM
General
1 12 (36.36%) Social Skills
2 7 (21.21%) Banking
3 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (15.15%) Finance
5 2 (6.06%) Back Office
5 2 (6.06%) Financial Institution
5 2 (6.06%) International Banking
5 2 (6.06%) Legal
6 1 (3.03%) Advertising
6 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 1 (3.03%) Marketing
6 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (12.12%) Administrator
1 4 (12.12%) Architect
1 4 (12.12%) Data Engineer
1 4 (12.12%) Project Manager
2 3 (9.09%) Automation Tester
2 3 (9.09%) Construction Project Manager
2 3 (9.09%) Tester
2 3 (9.09%) Workflow Project Manager
3 2 (6.06%) Analyst
3 2 (6.06%) AWS Architect
3 2 (6.06%) Big Data Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Developer
3 2 (6.06%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (6.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.03%) Data Architect
4 1 (3.03%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) Python Developer
4 1 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.03%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) Kafka
2 4 (12.12%) LDAP
3 3 (9.09%) Gherkin
3 3 (9.09%) Middleware
3 3 (9.09%) REST
3 3 (9.09%) RESTful
3 3 (9.09%) Spring
4 2 (6.06%) J2EE
5 1 (3.03%) .NET
5 1 (3.03%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (3.03%) JSON
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (3.03%) React
5 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Replication
2 4 (12.12%) Algorithms
2 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.09%) Cloud Native
3 3 (9.09%) Hedge funds
3 3 (9.09%) Legacy Applications
4 2 (6.06%) Clustering
4 2 (6.06%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.03%) AS400
5 1 (3.03%) Grid Computing
5 1 (3.03%) iSeries
5 1 (3.03%) LPAR
5 1 (3.03%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Solaris
2 3 (9.09%) Unix
2 3 (9.09%) VMS
3 2 (6.06%) Windows
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.03%) OS/400
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (3.03%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) DevOps
2 7 (21.21%) ETL
3 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (18.18%) Microservices
3 6 (18.18%) User Stories
4 5 (15.15%) Project Management
5 4 (12.12%) Acceptance Criteria
5 4 (12.12%) Data Pipeline
5 4 (12.12%) Data Science
5 4 (12.12%) Data Security
5 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (12.12%) Epics
5 4 (12.12%) High Availability
5 4 (12.12%) Log Aggregation
5 4 (12.12%) Scrum
5 4 (12.12%) Security Hardening
5 4 (12.12%) Storage Management
6 3 (9.09%) BDD
6 3 (9.09%) Full Stack Development
6 3 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) Python
1 8 (24.24%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) Java
3 4 (12.12%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.06%) Perl
4 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.03%) COBOL
5 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
1 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) Accessibility
1 3 (9.09%) GDPR
2 2 (6.06%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.03%) QA
3 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Docker
2 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (9.09%) NFS
6 2 (6.06%) Veritas File System
6 2 (6.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (3.03%) PowerHA
7 1 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (15.15%) Ansible
2 5 (15.15%) Kubernetes
3 4 (12.12%) Control-M
3 4 (12.12%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (12.12%) Netcool
3 4 (12.12%) QRadar
3 4 (12.12%) Tivoli
4 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (9.09%) Terraform
5 2 (6.06%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (6.06%) Puppet
6 1 (3.03%) Icinga
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle
1 7 (21.21%) VMware
2 4 (12.12%) BMC
2 4 (12.12%) CyberArk
2 4 (12.12%) EMC
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Qualys
2 4 (12.12%) Splunk
3 3 (9.09%) HP
3 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 3 (9.09%) SaltStack
4 1 (3.03%) Altiris
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) Dell
4 1 (3.03%) Informatica
4 1 (3.03%) McAfee
4 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.03%) Serena
4 1 (3.03%) Sophos
4 1 (3.03%) Symantec