Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 134 102
Rank change year-on-year -22 -32 -25
Contract jobs citing IBM 104 102 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.50% 1.64% 2.22%
As % of the Vendors category 3.91% 4.19% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 83 106
City of London median daily rate £500 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £380 £338 £294
90th Percentile £588 £625 £688
Central London median daily rate £508 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +1.50% +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 2,661 2,436 2,686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.48% 39.19% 40.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,984 1,787 2,050
City of London median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £278 £281 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £488 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +4.28% +3.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 35 35
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -17.95% +8.45%
10th Percentile £11.87 £12.51 £11.10
90th Percentile £32.63 £28.12 £39.04
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year +25.00% -18.99% +9.84%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 48 (46.15%) Banking
2 44 (42.31%) Java
3 40 (38.46%) Finance
4 35 (33.65%) WebSphere
5 32 (30.77%) Node.js
6 30 (28.85%) IBM Integration Bus
7 28 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (26.92%) XML
7 28 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
8 27 (25.96%) Jenkins
8 27 (25.96%) Python
9 25 (24.04%) WebSphere MQ
9 25 (24.04%) Maven
10 24 (23.08%) Middleware
11 23 (22.12%) DevOps
11 23 (22.12%) REST
12 22 (21.15%) Git (software)
13 21 (20.19%) Scrum
14 19 (18.27%) Oracle
14 19 (18.27%) Google Cloud Platform
15 18 (17.31%) Bash Shell
15 18 (17.31%) Web Services
15 18 (17.31%) GCP
15 18 (17.31%) TDD
15 18 (17.31%) Ruby
16 17 (16.35%) Unix
17 16 (15.38%) SOA
17 16 (15.38%) E-Commerce
17 16 (15.38%) Ant
17 16 (15.38%) Groovy

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 35 (33.65%) WebSphere
2 16 (15.38%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (4.81%) IBM Domino
3 5 (4.81%) SAS
3 5 (4.81%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (2.88%) Apache
4 3 (2.88%) JBoss
4 3 (2.88%) MQSeries
4 3 (2.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.92%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.92%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.92%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.96%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.96%) IIS
6 1 (0.96%) nginx
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Actimize
2 3 (2.88%) Kondor
3 1 (0.96%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.96%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 28 (26.92%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (18.27%) Google Cloud Platform
3 16 (15.38%) GitHub
3 16 (15.38%) Heroku
3 16 (15.38%) IBM Cloud
3 16 (15.38%) npm
4 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.92%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.92%) IaaS
5 2 (1.92%) PaaS
6 1 (0.96%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.96%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.96%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.96%) SaaS
6 1 (0.96%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.96%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.73%) SSL
2 5 (4.81%) Intranet
3 3 (2.88%) SAN
3 3 (2.88%) SMS
3 3 (2.88%) SNMP
4 2 (1.92%) Firewall
4 2 (1.92%) HTTP
4 2 (1.92%) LAN
4 2 (1.92%) SSH
4 2 (1.92%) WAN
5 1 (0.96%) DHCP
5 1 (0.96%) DNS
5 1 (0.96%) FCoE
5 1 (0.96%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.96%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.96%) Multicast
5 1 (0.96%) NAS
5 1 (0.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.73%) Hadoop
3 6 (5.77%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.77%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.81%) DB2
4 5 (4.81%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.88%) Big Data
6 3 (2.88%) IBM InfoSphere
6 3 (2.88%) Sybase ASE
7 2 (1.92%) HBase
7 2 (1.92%) MySQL
7 2 (1.92%) Power BI
7 2 (1.92%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.96%) Informix
8 1 (0.96%) OLAP
8 1 (0.96%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (25.96%) Jenkins
2 25 (24.04%) Maven
3 22 (21.15%) Git (software)
4 16 (15.38%) Ant
4 16 (15.38%) Gerrit
4 16 (15.38%) GitLab
4 16 (15.38%) SonarQube
4 16 (15.38%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (5.77%) JIRA
6 4 (3.85%) ERwin
6 4 (3.85%) JUnit
7 3 (2.88%) Subversion
8 1 (0.96%) Appium
8 1 (0.96%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.96%) JMeter
8 1 (0.96%) jMock
8 1 (0.96%) Mockito
8 1 (0.96%) NUnit
8 1 (0.96%) Selenium
8 1 (0.96%) TestNG
General
1 48 (46.15%) Banking
2 40 (38.46%) Finance
3 8 (7.69%) Back Office
4 6 (5.77%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.85%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.88%) Front Office
7 2 (1.92%) Retail
8 1 (0.96%) International Banking
8 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.96%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.96%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 22 (21.15%) Developer
2 16 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (15.38%) Kubernetes Engineer
3 13 (12.50%) Integration Specialist
3 13 (12.50%) Senior DevOps
3 13 (12.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 12 (11.54%) Analyst
5 9 (8.65%) Architect
6 6 (5.77%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.81%) Web Developer
8 4 (3.85%) Fraud Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) Fraud Business Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) Integration Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.85%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.85%) Support Specialist
8 4 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (2.88%) Administrator
9 3 (2.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (30.77%) Node.js
2 30 (28.85%) IBM Integration Bus
3 28 (26.92%) XML
4 25 (24.04%) WebSphere MQ
5 24 (23.08%) Middleware
6 23 (22.12%) REST
7 18 (17.31%) Web Services
8 14 (13.46%) SOAP
9 12 (11.54%) HTML
10 10 (9.62%) AngularJS
11 7 (6.73%) OAuth
11 7 (6.73%) RESTful
11 7 (6.73%) SAML
12 5 (4.81%) CSS
12 5 (4.81%) Handlebars
13 4 (3.85%) .NET
13 4 (3.85%) J2EE
13 4 (3.85%) Spring
14 3 (2.88%) Java EE
14 3 (2.88%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.38%) iPad
2 8 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.77%) Mobile Payment
4 4 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.92%) Equities
6 2 (1.92%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.96%) AS400
7 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.96%) Derivative
7 1 (0.96%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.96%) PDA
7 1 (0.96%) Replication
7 1 (0.96%) Tandem
7 1 (0.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.35%) Unix
2 13 (12.50%) Linux
3 11 (10.58%) Windows
4 8 (7.69%) Android
5 7 (6.73%) Apple iOS
6 6 (5.77%) Solaris
7 5 (4.81%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.92%) AIX
9 1 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (22.12%) DevOps
3 21 (20.19%) Scrum
4 18 (17.31%) TDD
5 16 (15.38%) BDD
5 16 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 16 (15.38%) SOA
6 10 (9.62%) Configuration Management
7 9 (8.65%) Identity Access Management
8 8 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (6.73%) API Development
9 7 (6.73%) Mobile Application Development
10 6 (5.77%) Analytics
10 6 (5.77%) Data Modelling
11 5 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (4.81%) Data Analysis
11 5 (4.81%) GAP Analysis
11 5 (4.81%) System Testing
11 5 (4.81%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 44 (42.31%) Java
2 27 (25.96%) Python
3 18 (17.31%) Bash Shell
3 18 (17.31%) Ruby
4 16 (15.38%) Groovy
5 15 (14.42%) SQL
5 15 (14.42%) XPath
6 10 (9.62%) JavaScript
7 6 (5.77%) Perl
8 4 (3.85%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.88%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.92%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.96%) C
11 1 (0.96%) C#
11 1 (0.96%) HiveQL
11 1 (0.96%) RPG
11 1 (0.96%) Scala
11 1 (0.96%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (2.88%) CCNA
1 3 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (2.88%) HP ASE
2 2 (1.92%) AWS Certification
2 2 (1.92%) CCSA
2 2 (1.92%) CISM
2 2 (1.92%) CISSP
2 2 (1.92%) MCSE
2 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.92%) OCPJP
2 2 (1.92%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.96%) MCSA
3 1 (0.96%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.96%) PMP
3 1 (0.96%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.96%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.31%) GCP
2 6 (5.77%) QA
3 3 (2.88%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.88%) GDPR
4 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (14.42%) Docker
2 5 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.85%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.96%) KVM
5 1 (0.96%) NFS
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.96%) SRDF
5 1 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.96%) vSphere
5 1 (0.96%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (15.38%) Consul
1 16 (15.38%) Kubernetes
1 16 (15.38%) Mesos
2 6 (5.77%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.88%) Control-M
3 3 (2.88%) OpenView
3 3 (2.88%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 2 (1.92%) Ansible
4 2 (1.92%) QRadar
4 2 (1.92%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.96%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.96%) Kibana
5 1 (0.96%) MaaS360
5 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.96%) Nagios
5 1 (0.96%) SCCM
5 1 (0.96%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (18.27%) Oracle
2 9 (8.65%) Google
3 7 (6.73%) Splunk
3 7 (6.73%) VMware
4 6 (5.77%) Apigee
4 6 (5.77%) SAP
5 5 (4.81%) CA
5 5 (4.81%) Hitachi
5 5 (4.81%) TIBCO
6 4 (3.85%) EMC
6 4 (3.85%) HP
6 4 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.85%) Sybase
7 3 (2.88%) Ab Initio
7 3 (2.88%) Informatica
7 3 (2.88%) MuleSoft
7 3 (2.88%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.88%) Reuters
7 3 (2.88%) Tableau
7 3 (2.88%) Veritas