Period
to 19 March 2019

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 March 2019 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 166 153 137
Rank change year-on-year -13 -16 -31
Contract jobs citing IBM 79 102 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.17% 1.44% 1.53%
As % of the Vendors category 2.99% 3.81% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 83 71
City of London median daily rate £481 £488 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.28% -11.36% +22.22%
10th Percentile £410 £346 £413
90th Percentile £648 £588 £688
Central London median daily rate £475 £490 £538
% change year-on-year -3.06% -8.84% +19.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 2,644 2,676 2,534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.08% 37.79% 42.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,961 2,040 1,868
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £225 £281 £294
90th Percentile £663 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 64 42
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.10% +2.63% -5.00%
10th Percentile £12.40 £11.25 £12.78
90th Percentile £33.68 £30.70 £54.25
Central London median hourly rate £18.76 £21.23 £17.00
% change year-on-year -11.61% +24.85% -17.76%

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019, 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 32 (40.51%) Finance
2 30 (37.97%) Banking
3 18 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (18.99%) Java
5 14 (17.72%) WebSphere
6 13 (16.46%) IBM Integration Bus
7 10 (12.66%) WebSphere MQ
7 10 (12.66%) Tivoli
7 10 (12.66%) Scrum
7 10 (12.66%) SQL Server
7 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
7 10 (12.66%) DevOps
8 9 (11.39%) Analytics
8 9 (11.39%) SQL
8 9 (11.39%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (11.39%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 8 (10.13%) ITIL
9 8 (10.13%) Unix
9 8 (10.13%) Windows
9 8 (10.13%) ETL
9 8 (10.13%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (8.86%) Git (software)
10 7 (8.86%) Test Strategy
10 7 (8.86%) Release Management
10 7 (8.86%) JIRA
10 7 (8.86%) Python
10 7 (8.86%) C#
10 7 (8.86%) Jenkins
10 7 (8.86%) Acceptance Criteria
11 6 (7.59%) IBM InfoSphere

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 14 (17.72%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 5 (6.33%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (5.06%) Alfresco
3 4 (5.06%) CMS
3 4 (5.06%) Confluence
3 4 (5.06%) Documentum
3 4 (5.06%) FileNet
3 4 (5.06%) OnBase
4 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.53%) CICS
5 2 (2.53%) Ethereum
5 2 (2.53%) Hyperledger
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.27%) Apache
6 1 (1.27%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Chatbot
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (2.53%) MultiChain
2 2 (2.53%) Quorum
3 1 (1.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.33%) IBM Cloud
3 4 (5.06%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.27%) Apigee
4 1 (1.27%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) SAN
2 2 (2.53%) SMTP
2 2 (2.53%) SNMP
3 1 (1.27%) HTTP
3 1 (1.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.66%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.39%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (7.59%) Big Data
3 6 (7.59%) Hadoop
3 6 (7.59%) IBM InfoSphere
3 6 (7.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.06%) DataStage
4 4 (5.06%) Power BI
4 4 (5.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.80%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (3.80%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (3.80%) DB2
5 3 (3.80%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (3.80%) QualityStage
6 2 (2.53%) Blockchain
7 1 (1.27%) OLAP
7 1 (1.27%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Git (software)
1 7 (8.86%) Jenkins
1 7 (8.86%) JIRA
2 6 (7.59%) Visual Studio
3 5 (6.33%) Appium
3 5 (6.33%) LoadRunner
3 5 (6.33%) Rational Performance Tester
3 5 (6.33%) Selenium
3 5 (6.33%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (6.33%) SpecFlow
3 5 (6.33%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.53%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (2.53%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.27%) Gatling
5 1 (1.27%) JMeter
5 1 (1.27%) SonarQube
General
1 32 (40.51%) Finance
2 30 (37.97%) Banking
3 3 (3.80%) Advertising
4 2 (2.53%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.53%) International Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Marketing
4 2 (2.53%) Retail
4 2 (2.53%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Publishing
5 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (31.65%) Developer
2 11 (13.92%) Architect
3 8 (10.13%) Integration Specialist
3 8 (10.13%) WebSphere Specialist
4 6 (7.59%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (7.59%) Support Specialist
5 5 (6.33%) Automation Tester
5 5 (6.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 5 (6.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Tester
6 4 (5.06%) Big Data Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Integration Developer
6 4 (5.06%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) SQL Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Cognos Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Consultant
7 3 (3.80%) DataStage Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Middleware Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Senior Architect
7 3 (3.80%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.46%) IBM Integration Bus
2 10 (12.66%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (6.33%) Gherkin
3 5 (6.33%) Middleware
4 4 (5.06%) JSON
4 4 (5.06%) Kafka
4 4 (5.06%) REST
4 4 (5.06%) SOAP
5 3 (3.80%) Natural Language Processing
5 3 (3.80%) SAP XI
5 3 (3.80%) Spring
5 3 (3.80%) Web Services
5 3 (3.80%) XML
6 2 (2.53%) ISPF
6 2 (2.53%) J2EE
6 2 (2.53%) Node.js
7 1 (1.27%) OAuth
7 1 (1.27%) OpenID
7 1 (1.27%) OSGi
7 1 (1.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.06%) iPad
3 3 (3.80%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.53%) Bitcoin
4 2 (2.53%) Fintech
4 2 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.27%) AS400
5 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.27%) DataPower
5 1 (1.27%) Handset
5 1 (1.27%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.27%) iPhone
5 1 (1.27%) iSeries
5 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.27%) PKI
5 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.13%) Unix
1 8 (10.13%) Windows
2 6 (7.59%) Linux
3 5 (6.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.53%) Solaris
5 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.53%) zOS
6 1 (1.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (12.66%) DevOps
2 10 (12.66%) Scrum
3 9 (11.39%) Analytics
4 8 (10.13%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (10.13%) ETL
4 8 (10.13%) ITIL
5 7 (8.86%) Acceptance Criteria
5 7 (8.86%) Release Management
5 7 (8.86%) Test Strategy
6 6 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (7.59%) Performance Testing
6 6 (7.59%) SDLC
7 5 (6.33%) Data Modelling
7 5 (6.33%) E-Commerce
7 5 (6.33%) Functional Testing
7 5 (6.33%) Manual Testing
7 5 (6.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (6.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.99%) Java
2 9 (11.39%) SQL
3 7 (8.86%) C#
3 7 (8.86%) Python
4 5 (6.33%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.06%) Groovy
5 4 (5.06%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.53%) Assembly Language
6 2 (2.53%) COBOL
6 2 (2.53%) Go
6 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.53%) JCL
6 2 (2.53%) REXX
6 2 (2.53%) XPath
7 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.27%) C
7 1 (1.27%) Java 8
7 1 (1.27%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.27%) Perl
7 1 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (5.06%) MCSE
1 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.53%) Degree
2 2 (2.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.27%) CCA
3 1 (1.27%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (1.27%) CISSP
3 1 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.27%) IBM Certification
3 1 (1.27%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.27%) PSD2
System Software
1 5 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.06%) Docker
2 4 (5.06%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.53%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.27%) OpenAM
4 1 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (12.66%) Tivoli
2 9 (11.39%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 5 (6.33%) Netcool
4 4 (5.06%) Ansible
4 4 (5.06%) Kubernetes
4 4 (5.06%) Terraform
4 4 (5.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (3.80%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (2.53%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.27%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.27%) QRadar
7 1 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.27%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.59%) Cognos
2 6 (7.59%) Splunk
3 5 (6.33%) Adobe
3 5 (6.33%) Google
3 5 (6.33%) HP
3 5 (6.33%) Oracle
3 5 (6.33%) VMware
4 4 (5.06%) EMC
4 4 (5.06%) Hitachi
4 4 (5.06%) Hyland
4 4 (5.06%) Ivanti
4 4 (5.06%) McAfee
4 4 (5.06%) OpenText
4 4 (5.06%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.06%) SAP
5 3 (3.80%) Hyperion
6 2 (2.53%) Marketo
6 2 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.53%) Tripwire