Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 122 108 193
Rank change year-on-year -14 +85 -41
Contract jobs citing IBM 42 22 50
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.22% 0.95% 0.76%
As % of the Vendors category 3.51% 2.47% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 28
10th Percentile £413 £409 £406
25th Percentile £438 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £463 £500
Median % change year-on-year +29.73% -7.50% -
75th Percentile £713 £584 £599
90th Percentile " £588 £688
Central London median daily rate £591 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +24.47% - -5.00%

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 1,195 889 2,503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.79% 38.57% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 618 1,922
10th Percentile £363 £300 £273
25th Percentile £433 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.05% -0.05% +1.01%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £588
90th Percentile £713 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £538 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +10.26% -2.50% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 56
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.16 £12.57 £12.76
Median hourly rate £14.63 £21.00 £20.25
Median % change year-on-year -30.36% +3.70% +5.19%
75th Percentile £24.11 £28.23 £22.80
90th Percentile £27.33 £46.54 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £15.00 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -37.50% +20.00% +3.23%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 21 (50.00%) Social Skills
2 15 (35.71%) Replication
3 14 (33.33%) DevOps
4 13 (30.95%) Project Management
4 13 (30.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (28.57%) Python
6 11 (26.19%) Finance
7 10 (23.81%) VMware
7 10 (23.81%) Migration
7 10 (23.81%) Middleware
7 10 (23.81%) DB2
7 10 (23.81%) Azure
7 10 (23.81%) AWS
8 9 (21.43%) iSeries
8 9 (21.43%) NAS
8 9 (21.43%) TeamCity
8 9 (21.43%) LPAR
8 9 (21.43%) QA
8 9 (21.43%) JIRA
8 9 (21.43%) IaaS
8 9 (21.43%) Apple iOS
8 9 (21.43%) PowerHA
8 9 (21.43%) Project Governance
8 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Project
8 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
8 9 (21.43%) PRINCE2
8 9 (21.43%) FTP
8 9 (21.43%) SAN
8 9 (21.43%) Service Delivery
8 9 (21.43%) Business Continuity

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 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.90%) Confluence
3 4 (9.52%) Apache Spark
4 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.38%) SAS
5 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (4.76%) Chatbot
3 1 (2.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Maximo
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.38%) SAP MDG
2 1 (2.38%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.81%) AWS
1 10 (23.81%) Azure
2 9 (21.43%) IaaS
3 7 (16.67%) GitHub
4 5 (11.90%) GCP
5 4 (9.52%) IBM Cloud
5 4 (9.52%) PaaS
5 4 (9.52%) SaaS
6 3 (7.14%) Serverless
7 2 (4.76%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (2.38%) Snowflake
8 1 (2.38%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) FTP
1 9 (21.43%) NAS
1 9 (21.43%) SAN
2 5 (11.90%) Kerberos
2 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
3 4 (9.52%) DNS
4 3 (7.14%) Ethernet
4 3 (7.14%) Firewall
4 3 (7.14%) VPN
5 2 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (4.76%) VLAN
5 2 (4.76%) VoIP
5 2 (4.76%) WAN
5 2 (4.76%) Wireless
6 1 (2.38%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 1 (2.38%) InfiniBand
6 1 (2.38%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.38%) LAN
6 1 (2.38%) Multicast
6 1 (2.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) DB2
2 5 (11.90%) Big Data
2 5 (11.90%) MongoDB
3 4 (9.52%) NoSQL
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.76%) Couchbase
5 2 (4.76%) MySQL
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (2.38%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (2.38%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.38%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (2.38%) SAP HANA
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) JIRA
1 9 (21.43%) TeamCity
2 6 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 5 (11.90%) Subversion
4 4 (9.52%) IBM UrbanCode
5 3 (7.14%) Appium
5 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 3 (7.14%) JMeter
5 3 (7.14%) LoadRunner
5 3 (7.14%) Postman
5 3 (7.14%) Rational Performance Tester
5 3 (7.14%) Selenium
5 3 (7.14%) SpecFlow
5 3 (7.14%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.38%) ERwin
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (2.38%) Serena SBM
General
1 21 (50.00%) Social Skills
2 11 (26.19%) Finance
3 9 (21.43%) Banking
4 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (11.90%) Influencing Skills
6 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
6 2 (4.76%) International Banking
6 2 (4.76%) Legal
6 2 (4.76%) Marketing
6 2 (4.76%) Presentation Skills
6 2 (4.76%) Retail Banking
7 1 (2.38%) Advertising
7 1 (2.38%) Back Office
7 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 5 (11.90%) Administrator
2 5 (11.90%) Architect
2 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 4 (9.52%) Data Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 3 (7.14%) Construction Project Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.14%) Tester
4 3 (7.14%) Workflow Project Manager
5 2 (4.76%) AWS Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Big Data Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Data Architect
5 2 (4.76%) IT Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (4.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.38%) Construction Business Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Payments Architect
6 1 (2.38%) Payments Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.38%) Supply Chain Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) Middleware
2 7 (16.67%) Kafka
3 5 (11.90%) LDAP
4 3 (7.14%) Gherkin
4 3 (7.14%) REST
4 3 (7.14%) RESTful
5 2 (4.76%) Node.js
5 2 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (2.38%) JSON
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.38%) React
6 1 (2.38%) Spring
6 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (35.71%) Replication
2 9 (21.43%) AS400
2 9 (21.43%) iSeries
2 9 (21.43%) LPAR
3 4 (9.52%) Algorithms
3 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.14%) Cloud Native
4 3 (7.14%) Legacy Applications
5 2 (4.76%) Clustering
5 2 (4.76%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.38%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.38%) Social Media
6 1 (2.38%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Apple iOS
2 5 (11.90%) Linux
3 4 (9.52%) Windows
4 3 (7.14%) VMS
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.76%) Solaris
5 2 (4.76%) Unix
6 1 (2.38%) OS/400
6 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) DevOps
2 13 (30.95%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (30.95%) Project Management
3 10 (23.81%) Migration
4 9 (21.43%) Business Continuity
4 9 (21.43%) Matrix Organization
4 9 (21.43%) PRINCE2
4 9 (21.43%) Project Delivery
4 9 (21.43%) Project Governance
4 9 (21.43%) Service Delivery
5 8 (19.05%) User Stories
6 7 (16.67%) ITIL
7 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (14.29%) ETL
8 5 (11.90%) Business Case
8 5 (11.90%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 5 (11.90%) Emotional Intelligence
8 5 (11.90%) Microservices
8 5 (11.90%) Storage Management
9 4 (9.52%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) Python
2 7 (16.67%) SQL
3 6 (14.29%) Java
4 4 (9.52%) C#
5 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 3 (7.14%) Perl
5 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.38%) Ruby
7 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) PMP
2 1 (2.38%) CCIE
2 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.38%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.43%) QA
2 5 (11.90%) GDPR
3 3 (7.14%) Accessibility
4 2 (4.76%) Data Quality
5 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (2.38%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (21.43%) PowerHA
2 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (14.29%) Docker
3 6 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (7.14%) vSphere
5 2 (4.76%) NFS
5 2 (4.76%) Veritas File System
5 2 (4.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.38%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (11.90%) Control-M
2 5 (11.90%) EMC NetWorker
2 5 (11.90%) QRadar
2 5 (11.90%) Tivoli
3 4 (9.52%) Netcool
4 3 (7.14%) Ansible
4 3 (7.14%) Kubernetes
5 2 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (4.76%) Terraform
6 1 (2.38%) Data Guard
6 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (2.38%) Icinga
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) VMware
2 8 (19.05%) Oracle
3 5 (11.90%) BMC
3 5 (11.90%) CyberArk
3 5 (11.90%) EMC
3 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.90%) Qualys
3 5 (11.90%) Splunk
4 3 (7.14%) Google
4 3 (7.14%) HP
4 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.76%) Informatica
5 2 (4.76%) SaltStack
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco
6 1 (2.38%) Citrix
6 1 (2.38%) Nokia
6 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.38%) SAP
6 1 (2.38%) Sybase
6 1 (2.38%) UiPath