Period
to 7 December 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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 189 159 154
Rank change year-on-year -30 -5 -23
Contract jobs citing IBM 29 106 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.51% 1.49% 1.43%
As % of the Vendors category 1.26% 3.87% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 61 93
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% -3.92%
10th Percentile £377 £400 £363
90th Percentile £638 £600 £605
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £490
% change year-on-year - -3.06% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £100.50 -
Central London median hourly rate - £100.50 -

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 2,306 2,739 2,772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.85% 38.41% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,767 2,058 2,090
City of London median daily rate £500 £488 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £493 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +1.03% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 70 58
City of London median hourly rate £20.67 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.51% +6.86% -7.89%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.50 £25.50 £30.83
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +9.63% - -1.58%

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 7 December 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

IBM
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the City of London region over the 6 months to 7 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 2 £375 -
IBM
Central London

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 12 (41.38%) Linux
2 9 (31.03%) SQL
3 8 (27.59%) Finance
4 7 (24.14%) Oracle
4 7 (24.14%) DB2
4 7 (24.14%) DevOps
5 6 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (20.69%) Python
6 5 (17.24%) Red Hat
6 5 (17.24%) Java
6 5 (17.24%) Windows
6 5 (17.24%) Migration
6 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (17.24%) Banking
7 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
7 4 (13.79%) Solaris
7 4 (13.79%) RESTful
7 4 (13.79%) Azure
7 4 (13.79%) Open Source
7 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
7 4 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (10.34%) Analytics
8 3 (10.34%) Ansible
8 3 (10.34%) Docker
8 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (10.34%) Kubernetes
8 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
8 3 (10.34%) Kanban
8 3 (10.34%) Informatica
8 3 (10.34%) B2B

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 2 (6.90%) Apache Spark
1 2 (6.90%) Confluence
1 2 (6.90%) FileNet
1 2 (6.90%) IIS
1 2 (6.90%) SAS
1 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.45%) Hyperledger
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (3.45%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Azure
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon EKS
2 2 (6.90%) AWS
2 2 (6.90%) GitHub
2 2 (6.90%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (6.90%) SoftLayer
3 1 (3.45%) Apigee
3 1 (3.45%) AWS IoT
3 1 (3.45%) OpenShift
3 1 (3.45%) PaaS
3 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) FTP
2 2 (6.90%) Internet
2 2 (6.90%) NAS
2 2 (6.90%) SAN
2 2 (6.90%) VLAN
2 2 (6.90%) VPN
3 1 (3.45%) DMVPN
3 1 (3.45%) LAN
3 1 (3.45%) MQTT
3 1 (3.45%) Skype
3 1 (3.45%) SSH
3 1 (3.45%) VoIP
3 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) DB2
2 3 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.90%) MySQL
3 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.90%) Star Schema
4 1 (3.45%) Amazon Athena
4 1 (3.45%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.45%) Blockchain
4 1 (3.45%) DataStage
4 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.45%) InfluxDB
4 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.45%) Neo4j
4 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.45%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.90%) JIRA
3 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.45%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
3 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.45%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Banking
3 3 (10.34%) Public Sector
4 2 (6.90%) Games
4 2 (6.90%) Law
4 2 (6.90%) Publishing
5 1 (3.45%) Retail
5 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Architect
3 4 (13.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Cognos Developer
5 2 (6.90%) DevOps Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) ETL Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Integration Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Cloud Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Supply Chain Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) RESTful
2 2 (6.90%) CSS
2 2 (6.90%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (6.90%) Node.js
2 2 (6.90%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (6.90%) React
2 2 (6.90%) Spark Streaming
2 2 (6.90%) Swagger
2 2 (6.90%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.45%) Backbone.js
3 1 (3.45%) Ember.js
3 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.45%) jQuery
3 1 (3.45%) Kafka
3 1 (3.45%) Middleware
3 1 (3.45%) PySpark
3 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (3.45%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Blog
2 2 (6.90%) Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) Replication
3 1 (3.45%) AS400
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.45%) iSeries
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) Semantic Web
3 1 (3.45%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Linux
2 6 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (17.24%) Windows
4 4 (13.79%) Solaris
5 3 (10.34%) AIX
5 3 (10.34%) Unix
5 3 (10.34%) zOS
6 2 (6.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) DevOps
2 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.24%) Migration
3 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
3 4 (13.79%) Open Source
4 3 (10.34%) Analytics
4 3 (10.34%) B2B
4 3 (10.34%) ETL
4 3 (10.34%) Kanban
4 3 (10.34%) Logistics
4 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.90%) Data Management
5 2 (6.90%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (6.90%) Microservices
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (6.90%) Process Improvement
5 2 (6.90%) Prototyping
5 2 (6.90%) Scrum
5 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) Python
3 5 (17.24%) Java
4 3 (10.34%) Ruby
5 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.90%) C
5 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.90%) Perl
5 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.90%) VB
6 1 (3.45%) C++
6 1 (3.45%) Java 8
6 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.45%) RPG
6 1 (3.45%) Scala
6 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) CCNA
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Docker
2 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (6.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (10.34%) Ansible
2 3 (10.34%) Kubernetes
3 2 (6.90%) Puppet
4 1 (3.45%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (3.45%) Graphite
4 1 (3.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) Red Hat
3 3 (10.34%) Cognos
3 3 (10.34%) Informatica
3 3 (10.34%) TIBCO
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix
4 2 (6.90%) EMC
4 2 (6.90%) HP
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.90%) Sybase
4 2 (6.90%) Tableau
4 2 (6.90%) Talend
4 2 (6.90%) Veritas
4 2 (6.90%) VMware
5 1 (3.45%) AppDynamics
5 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.45%) Cloudera
5 1 (3.45%) Hortonworks
5 1 (3.45%) Palantir
5 1 (3.45%) Splunk