Period
to 23 September 2020

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 23 September 2020 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
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 95 190 142
Rank change year-on-year +95 -48 -5
Contract jobs citing IBM 20 39 116
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.13% 0.63% 1.69%
As % of the Vendors category 2.99% 1.62% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 56
Median daily rate £550 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £378 £413 £380
90th Percentile £588 £688 £588
Central London median daily rate £550 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +15.79% - -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £100.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £20.00

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 668 2,411 2,585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.61% 38.81% 37.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 1,843 1,913
Median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £251
90th Percentile £659 £650 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 58 71
Median hourly rate £22.25 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.95% +10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £14.78 £11.25 £13.23
90th Percentile £78.75 £54.28 £25.50
Median hourly rate £22.25 £21.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +5.95% +9.09% +6.94%

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 23 September 2020.

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 23 September 2020, 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 12 (60.00%) Banking
2 10 (50.00%) Finance
3 9 (45.00%) Oracle
4 8 (40.00%) Linux
5 5 (25.00%) Unix
5 5 (25.00%) C++
5 5 (25.00%) Java
5 5 (25.00%) VMware
5 5 (25.00%) WebSphere
5 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (25.00%) Azure
5 5 (25.00%) GCP
6 4 (20.00%) IBM Cloud
6 4 (20.00%) AWS
6 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 4 (20.00%) French Language
6 4 (20.00%) XML
6 4 (20.00%) DNS
6 4 (20.00%) EMC
7 3 (15.00%) Citrix
7 3 (15.00%) SunGard
7 3 (15.00%) Windows
7 3 (15.00%) AIX
7 3 (15.00%) Python
7 3 (15.00%) SQL
7 3 (15.00%) International Banking
7 3 (15.00%) Resource Management
7 3 (15.00%) SunGard Martini
7 3 (15.00%) Ivanti
7 3 (15.00%) Migration

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 5 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (5.00%) Confluence
3 1 (5.00%) IBM Domino
3 1 (5.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Azure
1 5 (25.00%) GCP
2 4 (20.00%) AWS
2 4 (20.00%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (10.00%) OpenShift
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (5.00%) GitHub
4 1 (5.00%) IaaS
4 1 (5.00%) Office 365
4 1 (5.00%) PaaS
4 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (10.00%) SAN
2 2 (10.00%) VLAN
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) Kerberos
3 1 (5.00%) Skype
3 1 (5.00%) SMTP
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Hive
2 1 (5.00%) Data Lake
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) OLAP
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Serena SBM
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
1 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (60.00%) Banking
2 10 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (20.00%) French Language
4 3 (15.00%) International Banking
5 2 (10.00%) Front Office
6 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Cloud Automation Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Database Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Domino Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Programmer
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Software Programmer
4 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) XML
2 2 (10.00%) LDAP
2 2 (10.00%) Middleware
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (5.00%) JSP
3 1 (5.00%) SailPoint
3 1 (5.00%) Servlets
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) Cloud Native
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) CMDB
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) LPAR
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) Taxonomies
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) Unix
3 3 (15.00%) AIX
3 3 (15.00%) Windows
4 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.00%) Android
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (15.00%) API Development
1 3 (15.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 3 (15.00%) Migration
1 3 (15.00%) Resource Management
2 2 (10.00%) Build Automation
2 2 (10.00%) Change Management
2 2 (10.00%) DevOps
2 2 (10.00%) ETL
2 2 (10.00%) High Availability
2 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Automation
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) OO
2 2 (10.00%) OOP
2 2 (10.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (10.00%) Use Case
3 1 (5.00%) Security Hardening
3 1 (5.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) C++
1 5 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (15.00%) Python
3 3 (15.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) C#
4 2 (10.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) Kotlin
5 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) GDPR
1 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Docker
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (10.00%) XenApp
2 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Kubernetes
1 2 (10.00%) Nagios
2 1 (5.00%) Control-M
2 1 (5.00%) Icinga
2 1 (5.00%) Netcool
2 1 (5.00%) QRadar
2 1 (5.00%) Terraform
2 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Oracle
2 5 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (20.00%) EMC
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix
4 3 (15.00%) FIS
4 3 (15.00%) Ivanti
4 3 (15.00%) SunGard
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco
5 2 (10.00%) Hitachi
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.00%) Splunk
6 1 (5.00%) BMC
6 1 (5.00%) Cognos
6 1 (5.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) Informatica
6 1 (5.00%) Lotus
6 1 (5.00%) Novell
6 1 (5.00%) Sun
6 1 (5.00%) Symantec