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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 16 May 2022 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
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 144 119 134
Rank change year-on-year -25 +15 +40
Contract jobs citing IBM 44 35 23
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.04% 1.27% 0.69%
As % of the Vendors category 2.80% 3.63% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 24 18
10th Percentile £482 £436 £412
25th Percentile £513 £469 £416
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £585 £600 £513
Median % change year-on-year -2.50% +17.07% +2.50%
75th Percentile £638 £713 £601
90th Percentile £746 - £698
Central London median daily rate £588 £600 £525
% change year-on-year -2.08% +14.29% +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 1,569 963 1,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.23% 34.90% 36.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,195 642 839
10th Percentile £313 £338 £240
25th Percentile £463 £419 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
75th Percentile £663 £600 £575
90th Percentile £738 £700 £650
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 23
10th Percentile - £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £13.88 £10.63 £12.46
Median hourly rate £23.67 £13.88 £16.95
Median % change year-on-year +70.59% -18.14% -15.25%
75th Percentile £44.69 £20.36 £26.83
90th Percentile £61.43 £27.25 £41.64
Central London median hourly rate £26.34 £14.08 £18.70
% change year-on-year +87.14% -24.73% -6.50%

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 16 May 2022.

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 16 May 2022, 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 17 (38.64%) Windows
2 16 (36.36%) SQL
2 16 (36.36%) Finance
3 15 (34.09%) Linux
4 13 (29.55%) Banking
5 12 (27.27%) DevOps
6 10 (22.73%) AWS
6 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
7 9 (20.45%) Java
7 9 (20.45%) Oracle
7 9 (20.45%) Replication
8 8 (18.18%) Azure
8 8 (18.18%) REST
9 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
9 7 (15.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (15.91%) Agile
9 7 (15.91%) JIRA
9 7 (15.91%) VMware
9 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
9 7 (15.91%) DNS
9 7 (15.91%) GitHub
9 7 (15.91%) Windows Server
9 7 (15.91%) Storage Management
9 7 (15.91%) Social Skills
10 6 (13.64%) ServiceNow
10 6 (13.64%) Ansible
10 6 (13.64%) CI/CD
10 6 (13.64%) Active Directory
10 6 (13.64%) BMC

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 4 (9.09%) Confluence
1 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.82%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.27%) Apache
4 1 (2.27%) Apache Pig
4 1 (2.27%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.27%) FileNet
4 1 (2.27%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (2.27%) JBoss
4 1 (2.27%) SAS
4 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.73%) AWS
2 8 (18.18%) Azure
3 7 (15.91%) GitHub
4 5 (11.36%) GCP
4 5 (11.36%) OpenShift
5 4 (9.09%) Nutanix
6 3 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (4.55%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (4.55%) Apigee
7 2 (4.55%) Tricentis Tosca
8 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (2.27%) Azure Monitor
8 1 (2.27%) Azure Sentinel
8 1 (2.27%) Azure Storage
8 1 (2.27%) IaaS
8 1 (2.27%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (2.27%) Microsoft 365
8 1 (2.27%) PaaS
8 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) DNS
1 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.09%) Kerberos
3 3 (6.82%) HTTP
4 2 (4.55%) DHCP
4 2 (4.55%) Firewall
4 2 (4.55%) iSCSI
4 2 (4.55%) SAN
4 2 (4.55%) SSL
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (2.27%) DMZ
5 1 (2.27%) DWDM
5 1 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.27%) LAN
5 1 (2.27%) SWIFTNet
5 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (4.55%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (4.55%) QualityStage
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.27%) Ataccama
3 1 (2.27%) Big Data
3 1 (2.27%) DataStage
3 1 (2.27%) DB2
3 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.27%) HBase
3 1 (2.27%) Metadata
3 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (2.27%) PowerCenter
3 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) JIRA
2 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 4 (9.09%) Subversion
3 4 (9.09%) TeamCity
4 3 (6.82%) IBM UrbanCode
5 2 (4.55%) AppScan
5 2 (4.55%) Burp Suite
5 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
5 2 (4.55%) eggPlant
5 2 (4.55%) Gradle
5 2 (4.55%) HP UFT
5 2 (4.55%) JMeter
5 2 (4.55%) LoadRunner
5 2 (4.55%) NeoLoad
5 2 (4.55%) Rational Robot
5 2 (4.55%) Selenium
5 2 (4.55%) SilkTest
5 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (36.36%) Finance
2 13 (29.55%) Banking
3 7 (15.91%) Social Skills
4 5 (11.36%) Front Office
4 5 (11.36%) Investment Banking
5 3 (6.82%) Financial Institution
5 3 (6.82%) Legal
6 2 (4.55%) International Banking
7 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.27%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (2.27%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (2.27%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Analyst
2 5 (11.36%) Administrator
2 5 (11.36%) Applications Support
2 5 (11.36%) Applications Support Analyst
2 5 (11.36%) Architect
2 5 (11.36%) Consultant
2 5 (11.36%) Support Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Java Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Data Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Integration Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Security Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Security Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Security Project Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) REST
2 4 (9.09%) Kafka
2 4 (9.09%) LDAP
2 4 (9.09%) Spring
3 3 (6.82%) JSON
3 3 (6.82%) Middleware
3 3 (6.82%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (6.82%) SOAP
3 3 (6.82%) Web Services
4 2 (4.55%) .NET
4 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.55%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.55%) Hibernate
4 2 (4.55%) XML
5 1 (2.27%) Apache Camel
5 1 (2.27%) OAuth2
5 1 (2.27%) Spring Batch
5 1 (2.27%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.27%) Spring Integration
5 1 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Replication
2 5 (11.36%) Clustering
2 5 (11.36%) Derivative
3 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (9.09%) Public Cloud
4 3 (6.82%) Hedge funds
4 3 (6.82%) PKI
5 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.55%) Private Cloud
5 2 (4.55%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.27%) Blog
6 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.27%) DataPower
6 1 (2.27%) SWIFT
6 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (38.64%) Windows
2 15 (34.09%) Linux
3 7 (15.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (15.91%) Windows Server
4 4 (9.09%) Unix
5 3 (6.82%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (2.27%) CentOS
7 1 (2.27%) Solaris
7 1 (2.27%) SUSE
7 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) DevOps
2 7 (15.91%) Agile
2 7 (15.91%) Storage Management
3 6 (13.64%) CI/CD
3 6 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (13.64%) ITIL
3 6 (13.64%) Migration
4 5 (11.36%) High Availability
4 5 (11.36%) Microservices
5 4 (9.09%) API Integration
5 4 (9.09%) Data Security
5 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 4 (9.09%) Security Hardening
5 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 3 (6.82%) AOP
6 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
6 3 (6.82%) Data Protection
6 3 (6.82%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (36.36%) SQL
2 9 (20.45%) Java
3 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
4 5 (11.36%) Python
5 4 (9.09%) C#
6 3 (6.82%) Bash
6 3 (6.82%) Perl
6 3 (6.82%) VBA
7 2 (4.55%) PHP
7 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.55%) VB
8 1 (2.27%) C
8 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Degree
2 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.55%) CEH
4 2 (4.55%) CISSP
4 2 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.55%) CSSLP
4 2 (4.55%) GIAC
4 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.27%) APMP
5 1 (2.27%) CCIE
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.27%) Master's Degree
5 1 (2.27%) MCP
5 1 (2.27%) MCSE
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.27%) RHCSA
5 1 (2.27%) Sun Certification
5 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) GDPR
2 2 (4.55%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.27%) COBIT
3 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.27%) GRC
3 1 (2.27%) ISO 20022
3 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.27%) NIST
3 1 (2.27%) PMO
3 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.64%) Active Directory
3 5 (11.36%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.82%) Docker
4 3 (6.82%) NFS
5 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.27%) Veritas File System
6 1 (2.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (2.27%) VMware NSX
6 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) Ansible
1 6 (13.64%) Control-M
2 5 (11.36%) QRadar
2 5 (11.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (9.09%) Tivoli
4 3 (6.82%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (6.82%) Kubernetes
4 3 (6.82%) Netcool
5 2 (4.55%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (4.55%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (4.55%) HP Fortify
5 2 (4.55%) Nessus
5 2 (4.55%) NetBackup
5 2 (4.55%) Terraform
5 2 (4.55%) WebInspect
6 1 (2.27%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.27%) Rancher
6 1 (2.27%) RSA Archer
6 1 (2.27%) vRealize
6 1 (2.27%) VxRail
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.45%) Oracle
3 7 (15.91%) VMware
4 6 (13.64%) BMC
4 6 (13.64%) Qualys
4 6 (13.64%) ServiceNow
5 5 (11.36%) Red Hat
6 4 (9.09%) CyberArk
6 4 (9.09%) EMC
6 4 (9.09%) HP
6 4 (9.09%) Informatica
6 4 (9.09%) Splunk
7 3 (6.82%) Cisco
7 3 (6.82%) Google
7 3 (6.82%) SAP
7 3 (6.82%) Talend
7 3 (6.82%) Veeam
8 2 (4.55%) CA
8 2 (4.55%) NetApp
8 2 (4.55%) Sun