Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 134 135
Rank change year-on-year -11 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing IBM 104 102 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.47% 1.63% 1.56%
As % of the Vendors category 3.87% 3.77% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 86 85
City of London median daily rate £490 £525 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +22.81% +0.59%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £634 £675 £575
Central London median daily rate £490 £500 £433
% change year-on-year -2.00% +15.61% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £23.75
Central London median hourly rate - - £23.75

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 2,690 2,704 2,890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.09% 43.22% 40.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,047 2,032 2,169
City of London median daily rate £485 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £250
90th Percentile £675 £631 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 41 40
City of London median hourly rate £18.00 £21.75 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +22.54% -0.64%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £31.00 £55.00 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% +5.56% +2.13%

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 17 January 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

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 17 January 2018. 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 -1 1 £300 -
IBM
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for IBM.

1 44 (42.31%) Java
2 41 (39.42%) Finance
3 38 (36.54%) Banking
4 33 (31.73%) Linux
5 27 (25.96%) Unix
5 27 (25.96%) Jenkins
6 26 (25.00%) WebSphere
7 25 (24.04%) Oracle
8 22 (21.15%) DevOps
9 21 (20.19%) Open Source
9 21 (20.19%) Windows
10 20 (19.23%) WebSphere MQ
10 20 (19.23%) Docker
11 19 (18.27%) Amazon AWS
11 19 (18.27%) Python
12 17 (16.35%) SQL
12 17 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (16.35%) Hadoop
13 16 (15.38%) IBM Integration Bus
13 16 (15.38%) Big Data
13 16 (15.38%) Kafka
13 16 (15.38%) GitHub
13 16 (15.38%) Middleware
14 15 (14.42%) Red Hat
14 15 (14.42%) Tableau
14 15 (14.42%) Kubernetes
15 14 (13.46%) HDFS
15 14 (13.46%) Apache Spark
15 14 (13.46%) Hadoop YARN
15 14 (13.46%) Sqoop

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 26 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 14 (13.46%) Apache Spark
3 12 (11.54%) JBoss
4 11 (10.58%) MQSeries
5 8 (7.69%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.81%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.92%) GemFire
8 1 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.96%) Confluence
8 1 (0.96%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.96%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.96%) SAS
8 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.96%) Kondor
2 1 (0.96%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 19 (18.27%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (15.38%) GitHub
3 14 (13.46%) Bluemix
3 14 (13.46%) IBM Cloud
4 4 (3.85%) Sauce Labs
5 3 (2.88%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.96%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.96%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.96%) Office 365
6 1 (0.96%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.88%) SAN
2 2 (1.92%) Network Security
2 2 (1.92%) VLAN
2 2 (1.92%) VSAN
3 1 (0.96%) DMVPN
3 1 (0.96%) FCoE
3 1 (0.96%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (0.96%) Firewall
3 1 (0.96%) HTTP
3 1 (0.96%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.96%) LAN
3 1 (0.96%) LDAP
3 1 (0.96%) Skype
3 1 (0.96%) SMS
3 1 (0.96%) SNMP
3 1 (0.96%) VoIP
3 1 (0.96%) VPN
3 1 (0.96%) WebEx
3 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.35%) Hadoop
2 16 (15.38%) Big Data
3 14 (13.46%) Apache Hive
3 14 (13.46%) Oracle ODI
3 14 (13.46%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (13.46%) SQL Server
3 14 (13.46%) Sqoop
4 11 (10.58%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (10.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (10.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (8.65%) Relational Database
6 7 (6.73%) Power BI
7 6 (5.77%) DataStage
7 6 (5.77%) IBM InfoSphere
7 6 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (4.81%) IBM PureData
9 4 (3.85%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.88%) DB2
10 3 (2.88%) OLAP
11 2 (1.92%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 27 (25.96%) Jenkins
2 10 (9.62%) Maven
3 7 (6.73%) JIRA
4 6 (5.77%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.77%) Subversion
5 4 (3.85%) Appium
5 4 (3.85%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.85%) JUnit
5 4 (3.85%) Selenium
6 3 (2.88%) Gradle
6 3 (2.88%) JBehave
6 3 (2.88%) JMeter
6 3 (2.88%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.88%) TestNG
6 3 (2.88%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.92%) Ant
7 2 (1.92%) ERwin
7 2 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.96%) AppScan
8 1 (0.96%) IntelliJ
General
1 41 (39.42%) Finance
2 38 (36.54%) Banking
3 9 (8.65%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.81%) Advertising
4 5 (4.81%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.88%) Back Office
5 3 (2.88%) Legal
6 2 (1.92%) Law
6 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.96%) Front Office
7 1 (0.96%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (23.08%) Developer
2 12 (11.54%) Analyst
3 8 (7.69%) Architect
3 8 (7.69%) Integration Specialist
3 8 (7.69%) WebSphere Specialist
4 7 (6.73%) Consultant
5 6 (5.77%) Java Developer
5 6 (5.77%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (5.77%) SSAS Developer
5 6 (5.77%) Unix Engineer
6 5 (4.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (4.81%) DataStage Developer
6 5 (4.81%) SQL Developer
6 5 (4.81%) SSIS Developer
7 4 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (3.85%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 4 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (2.88%) Applications Support
8 3 (2.88%) Server Engineer
8 3 (2.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.23%) WebSphere MQ
2 16 (15.38%) IBM Integration Bus
2 16 (15.38%) Kafka
2 16 (15.38%) Middleware
3 14 (13.46%) PySpark
3 14 (13.46%) XML
4 11 (10.58%) .NET
4 11 (10.58%) REST
5 10 (9.62%) HTML
5 10 (9.62%) J2EE
5 10 (9.62%) Web Services
6 8 (7.69%) SOAP
7 7 (6.73%) Node.js
7 7 (6.73%) Spring
8 5 (4.81%) Rendezvous
9 4 (3.85%) MDX
9 4 (3.85%) Natural Language Processing
9 4 (3.85%) RESTful
10 3 (2.88%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (4.81%) Computer Science
1 5 (4.81%) iSeries
2 4 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.88%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.88%) SWIFT
3 3 (2.88%) User Experience
4 2 (1.92%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.92%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.92%) Tandem
5 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.96%) LPAR
5 1 (0.96%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.96%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 33 (31.73%) Linux
2 27 (25.96%) Unix
3 21 (20.19%) Windows
4 12 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (8.65%) Windows Server
6 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.81%) Solaris
8 2 (1.92%) AIX
8 2 (1.92%) zOS
9 1 (0.96%) SUSE
9 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.15%) DevOps
2 21 (20.19%) Open Source
3 17 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (13.46%) Data Engineering
4 14 (13.46%) MapReduce
5 13 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 10 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (9.62%) ETL
7 9 (8.65%) Migration
7 9 (8.65%) Scrum
8 8 (7.69%) Data Analysis
8 8 (7.69%) SOA
9 7 (6.73%) Project Management
9 7 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (5.77%) Data Management
11 5 (4.81%) Dimensional Modelling
11 5 (4.81%) Kimball Methodology
11 5 (4.81%) Machine Learning
12 4 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (3.85%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (42.31%) Java
2 19 (18.27%) Python
3 17 (16.35%) SQL
4 13 (12.50%) Perl
4 13 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 11 (10.58%) JavaScript
6 9 (8.65%) C++
7 6 (5.77%) Bash Shell
7 6 (5.77%) PHP
7 6 (5.77%) Ruby
8 4 (3.85%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.85%) XPath
9 3 (2.88%) C#
9 3 (2.88%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (1.92%) JCL
11 1 (0.96%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.96%) C
11 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.96%) RPG
Qualifications
1 8 (7.69%) Degree
2 3 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.96%) CCNA
4 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.96%) HP ASE
4 1 (0.96%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.96%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.96%) PMP
4 1 (0.96%) SAP Certification
4 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.73%) QA
2 2 (1.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (19.23%) Docker
2 14 (13.46%) Apache Flume
2 14 (13.46%) HDFS
3 4 (3.85%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.88%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.92%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.96%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.96%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.96%) XenApp
6 1 (0.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (14.42%) Kubernetes
2 14 (13.46%) Ambari
2 14 (13.46%) Hadoop YARN
2 14 (13.46%) Oozie
3 11 (10.58%) Ansible
4 2 (1.92%) Nagios
4 2 (1.92%) Puppet
5 1 (0.96%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.96%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.96%) OpenView
5 1 (0.96%) SCCM
5 1 (0.96%) Terraform
5 1 (0.96%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 1 (0.96%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.96%) vRealize
Vendors
1 25 (24.04%) Oracle
2 15 (14.42%) Red Hat
2 15 (14.42%) Tableau
3 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.69%) TIBCO
5 5 (4.81%) Netezza
6 4 (3.85%) Informatica
6 4 (3.85%) Reuters
6 4 (3.85%) Sybase
7 3 (2.88%) Bloomberg
7 3 (2.88%) Cisco
7 3 (2.88%) HP
7 3 (2.88%) Splunk
7 3 (2.88%) Temenos
7 3 (2.88%) VMware
8 2 (1.92%) Avaya
8 2 (1.92%) ForgeRock
8 2 (1.92%) Hortonworks
8 2 (1.92%) IBM Sterling
9 1 (0.96%) CA