Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 132 97
Rank change year-on-year -8 -35 -15
Contract jobs citing IBM 112 109 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.60% 1.64% 2.35%
As % of the Vendors category 4.23% 4.17% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 91 127
City of London median daily rate £495 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £380 £363 £286
90th Percentile £584 £625 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £21.40 -
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.40 -
% change year-on-year -6.54% - -

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 2,650 2,614 2,837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.91% 39.27% 41.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,957 1,904 2,175
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 43 35
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.24% -10.53% +10.14%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.51 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £33.79 £33.90
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £17.98
% change year-on-year +13.24% -5.42% +2.71%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 47 (41.96%) Finance
2 44 (39.29%) Banking
3 42 (37.50%) Node.js
4 38 (33.93%) Java
5 37 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (29.46%) Python
6 33 (29.46%) Middleware
6 33 (29.46%) Jenkins
6 33 (29.46%) Amazon AWS
7 30 (26.79%) DevOps
8 29 (25.89%) Scrum
9 28 (25.00%) XML
10 27 (24.11%) Oracle
10 27 (24.11%) Maven
11 26 (23.21%) Git (software)
12 25 (22.32%) Google Cloud Platform
12 25 (22.32%) IBM Cloud
12 25 (22.32%) HTML
13 23 (20.54%) E-Commerce
13 23 (20.54%) Unix
13 23 (20.54%) WebSphere
13 23 (20.54%) IBM Integration Bus
14 22 (19.64%) TDD
14 22 (19.64%) GCP
14 22 (19.64%) Kubernetes
14 22 (19.64%) Sonatype Nexus
14 22 (19.64%) Groovy
14 22 (19.64%) iPad
14 22 (19.64%) Cloud Foundry
14 22 (19.64%) GitHub

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 23 (20.54%) WebSphere
2 22 (19.64%) Cloud Foundry
3 13 (11.61%) SAS
4 10 (8.93%) IBM Domino
5 4 (3.57%) Apache Spark
6 3 (2.68%) Apache
6 3 (2.68%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.79%) Confluence
7 2 (1.79%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.79%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.79%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.89%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.89%) CMS
8 1 (0.89%) Documentum
8 1 (0.89%) FileNet
8 1 (0.89%) nginx
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (11.61%) Actimize
2 1 (0.89%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.89%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.89%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 33 (29.46%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (22.32%) Google Cloud Platform
2 25 (22.32%) IBM Cloud
3 22 (19.64%) GitHub
4 20 (17.86%) Heroku
4 20 (17.86%) npm
5 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.89%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.89%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.89%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.89%) IaaS
6 1 (0.89%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.89%) PaaS
6 1 (0.89%) SaaS
6 1 (0.89%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.93%) Intranet
2 7 (6.25%) SSL
3 3 (2.68%) SAN
3 3 (2.68%) SMS
4 2 (1.79%) HTTP
4 2 (1.79%) LAN
4 2 (1.79%) SSH
4 2 (1.79%) WAN
5 1 (0.89%) FCoE
5 1 (0.89%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.89%) Firewall
5 1 (0.89%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.89%) Multicast
5 1 (0.89%) NAS
5 1 (0.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.82%) MongoDB
3 10 (8.93%) Hadoop
4 7 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (6.25%) DB2
5 6 (5.36%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (5.36%) Big Data
5 6 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.57%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.68%) Apache Hive
7 3 (2.68%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (2.68%) Power BI
7 3 (2.68%) Star Schema
8 2 (1.79%) DataStage
8 2 (1.79%) HBase
8 2 (1.79%) MySQL
8 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.79%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 33 (29.46%) Jenkins
2 27 (24.11%) Maven
3 26 (23.21%) Git (software)
4 22 (19.64%) Sonatype Nexus
5 21 (18.75%) Ant
6 20 (17.86%) Gerrit
6 20 (17.86%) GitLab
6 20 (17.86%) SonarQube
7 7 (6.25%) JIRA
8 4 (3.57%) JUnit
9 3 (2.68%) ERwin
10 1 (0.89%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.89%) JMeter
10 1 (0.89%) jMock
10 1 (0.89%) NUnit
10 1 (0.89%) Selenium
10 1 (0.89%) Subversion
10 1 (0.89%) TestNG
10 1 (0.89%) Toad
10 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (41.96%) Finance
2 44 (39.29%) Banking
3 14 (12.50%) Financial Institution
4 13 (11.61%) Back Office
5 6 (5.36%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.79%) Retail
7 1 (0.89%) International Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Publishing
7 1 (0.89%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (25.89%) Developer
2 22 (19.64%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (19.64%) Kubernetes Engineer
3 17 (15.18%) Senior DevOps
3 17 (15.18%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 16 (14.29%) Analyst
5 13 (11.61%) Consultant
6 10 (8.93%) Business Analyst
6 10 (8.93%) Web Developer
7 8 (7.14%) Fraud Analyst
7 8 (7.14%) Fraud Business Analyst
7 8 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (5.36%) Architect
8 6 (5.36%) Integration Specialist
9 5 (4.46%) Big Data Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Implementation Analyst
9 5 (4.46%) Implementation Consultant
10 3 (2.68%) Administrator
10 3 (2.68%) Data Engineer
10 3 (2.68%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (37.50%) Node.js
2 33 (29.46%) Middleware
3 28 (25.00%) XML
4 25 (22.32%) HTML
5 23 (20.54%) IBM Integration Bus
6 16 (14.29%) REST
7 14 (12.50%) AngularJS
8 13 (11.61%) WebSphere MQ
9 12 (10.71%) Web Services
10 11 (9.82%) SOAP
11 10 (8.93%) CSS
11 10 (8.93%) Handlebars
12 7 (6.25%) RESTful
13 6 (5.36%) Kafka
13 6 (5.36%) OAuth
13 6 (5.36%) SAML
14 4 (3.57%) .NET
14 4 (3.57%) JSON
14 4 (3.57%) Spring
15 3 (2.68%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.64%) iPad
2 7 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.46%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.68%) Equities
5 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.79%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.89%) Clustering
6 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.89%) DataPower
6 1 (0.89%) Derivative
6 1 (0.89%) iSeries
6 1 (0.89%) PDA
6 1 (0.89%) Social Media
6 1 (0.89%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.89%) Tandem
6 1 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.54%) Unix
2 12 (10.71%) Linux
3 8 (7.14%) Windows
4 7 (6.25%) Android
5 6 (5.36%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.68%) AIX
6 3 (2.68%) Solaris
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.89%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (26.79%) DevOps
3 29 (25.89%) Scrum
4 23 (20.54%) E-Commerce
5 22 (19.64%) TDD
6 20 (17.86%) BDD
7 13 (11.61%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 13 (11.61%) GAP Analysis
8 10 (8.93%) Web Development
9 8 (7.14%) Configuration Management
9 8 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
10 7 (6.25%) Analytics
10 7 (6.25%) API Development
10 7 (6.25%) ETL
10 7 (6.25%) Mobile Application Development
10 7 (6.25%) SOA
11 6 (5.36%) Data Modelling
11 6 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (4.46%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.93%) Java
2 33 (29.46%) Python
3 22 (19.64%) Groovy
4 20 (17.86%) Bash Shell
4 20 (17.86%) Ruby
5 18 (16.07%) SQL
6 9 (8.04%) XPath
7 8 (7.14%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.68%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.79%) C
9 2 (1.79%) Perl
9 2 (1.79%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.79%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.89%) C#
10 1 (0.89%) C++
10 1 (0.89%) HiveQL
10 1 (0.89%) Korn
10 1 (0.89%) Scala
10 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (2.68%) CCNA
1 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.79%) AWS Certification
2 2 (1.79%) CCSA
2 2 (1.79%) CISM
2 2 (1.79%) CISSP
2 2 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.79%) Degree
2 2 (1.79%) MCSE
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.79%) OCPJP
2 2 (1.79%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.89%) MCSA
3 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.89%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (19.64%) GCP
2 6 (5.36%) QA
3 2 (1.79%) GDPR
4 1 (0.89%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.89%) SEPA
System Software
1 21 (18.75%) Docker
2 5 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.79%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.79%) HDFS
5 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.89%) KVM
5 1 (0.89%) NFS
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.89%) SRDF
5 1 (0.89%) vSphere
5 1 (0.89%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (19.64%) Kubernetes
2 20 (17.86%) Consul
2 20 (17.86%) Mesos
3 4 (3.57%) Control-M
3 4 (3.57%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.79%) Ambari
4 2 (1.79%) Ansible
4 2 (1.79%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (1.79%) Oozie
4 2 (1.79%) Terraform
4 2 (1.79%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.89%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.89%) Kibana
5 1 (0.89%) QRadar
5 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 27 (24.11%) Oracle
2 14 (12.50%) SAP
3 11 (9.82%) Google
4 7 (6.25%) VMware
5 6 (5.36%) Apigee
5 6 (5.36%) Tableau
6 5 (4.46%) CA
7 4 (3.57%) Cognos
7 4 (3.57%) EMC
7 4 (3.57%) Splunk
8 3 (2.68%) Ab Initio
8 3 (2.68%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.68%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.79%) Adobe
9 2 (1.79%) Cisco
9 2 (1.79%) CyberArk
9 2 (1.79%) ForgeRock
9 2 (1.79%) McAfee
9 2 (1.79%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.79%) MuleSoft