Period
to 10 May 2021

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 10 May 2021 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 117 140 175
Rank change year-on-year +23 +35 -18
Contract jobs citing IBM 36 23 73
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.33% 0.66% 1.11%
As % of the Vendors category 3.83% 1.79% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 45
10th Percentile £436 £412 £413
25th Percentile £469 £416 £454
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £513 £488
Median % change year-on-year +17.07% +5.13% -2.50%
75th Percentile £713 £601 £563
90th Percentile " £698 £670
Central London median daily rate £600 £525 £494
% change year-on-year +14.29% +6.33% -1.25%

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 941 1,283 2,491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.89% 36.92% 37.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 894 1,858
10th Percentile £340 £230 £263
25th Percentile £422 £375 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £588
90th Percentile £700 £650 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 46
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £11.72 £12.50 £13.01
Median hourly rate £13.88 £18.00 £18.98
Median % change year-on-year -22.92% -5.14% -3.31%
75th Percentile £23.57 £27.00 £23.06
90th Percentile £27.25 £39.57 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £14.08 £18.70 £19.63
% change year-on-year -24.73% -4.71% -1.88%

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 10 May 2021.

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 10 May 2021, 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 16 (44.44%) DB2
1 16 (44.44%) Linux
1 16 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
1 16 (44.44%) Replication
1 16 (44.44%) VMware
2 15 (41.67%) Social Skills
3 14 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (36.11%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (33.33%) Finance
5 12 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 11 (30.56%) Python
6 11 (30.56%) Project Management
7 10 (27.78%) Middleware
7 10 (27.78%) Banking
7 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
8 9 (25.00%) FTP
8 9 (25.00%) Cisco
8 9 (25.00%) SAN
8 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
8 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
8 9 (25.00%) PRINCE2
8 9 (25.00%) Business Continuity
8 9 (25.00%) AS400
8 9 (25.00%) Migration
8 9 (25.00%) Service Delivery
8 9 (25.00%) Apple iOS
8 9 (25.00%) PowerHA
8 9 (25.00%) Project Governance
8 9 (25.00%) NAS
8 9 (25.00%) AWS

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 8 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
3 4 (11.11%) Confluence
4 1 (2.78%) Jupyter
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.78%) SAS
4 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (5.56%) Chatbot
3 1 (2.78%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Salerio
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.78%) SAP MDG
2 1 (2.78%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.00%) AWS
2 8 (22.22%) IaaS
3 7 (19.44%) Azure
4 4 (11.11%) GCP
4 4 (11.11%) GitHub
5 3 (8.33%) IBM Cloud
5 3 (8.33%) PaaS
6 2 (5.56%) SaaS
7 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (2.78%) Datadog
7 1 (2.78%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) FTP
1 9 (25.00%) NAS
1 9 (25.00%) SAN
2 8 (22.22%) Firewall
2 8 (22.22%) VPN
2 8 (22.22%) WAN
2 8 (22.22%) Wireless
3 7 (19.44%) LAN
4 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (11.11%) DNS
5 4 (11.11%) Kerberos
6 2 (5.56%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.78%) BGP
7 1 (2.78%) DHCP
7 1 (2.78%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 1 (2.78%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.78%) Network Security
7 1 (2.78%) OSPF
7 1 (2.78%) VLAN
7 1 (2.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (44.44%) DB2
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.56%) MySQL
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.78%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (2.78%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.78%) PowerCenter
4 1 (2.78%) Spotfire
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2019
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) JIRA
1 4 (11.11%) Subversion
1 4 (11.11%) TeamCity
2 2 (5.56%) Bitbucket
2 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.78%) ERwin
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.78%) PyCharm
3 1 (2.78%) Serena SBM
General
1 15 (41.67%) Social Skills
2 12 (33.33%) Finance
3 10 (27.78%) Banking
4 5 (13.89%) Influencing Skills
5 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.56%) Back Office
5 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.56%) Presentation Skills
5 2 (5.56%) Retail
5 2 (5.56%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.78%) International Banking
6 1 (2.78%) Marketing
6 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Architect
1 9 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 8 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (13.89%) Administrator
3 5 (13.89%) Citrix Architect
3 5 (13.89%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 5 (13.89%) VMware Architect
3 5 (13.89%) WebSphere Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Payments Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Payments Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Platform Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Administrator
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) Middleware
2 8 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (11.11%) LDAP
4 3 (8.33%) .NET
4 3 (8.33%) Kafka
5 2 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (5.56%) MSMQ
5 2 (5.56%) Node.js
5 2 (5.56%) Regular Expression
5 2 (5.56%) REST
6 1 (2.78%) Anaconda
6 1 (2.78%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (2.78%) Pandas
6 1 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.78%) scikit-learn
6 1 (2.78%) Spring
6 1 (2.78%) TensorFlow
6 1 (2.78%) XGBoost
Miscellaneous
1 16 (44.44%) Replication
2 9 (25.00%) AS400
2 9 (25.00%) iSeries
2 9 (25.00%) LPAR
3 7 (19.44%) Data Centre
4 4 (11.11%) SWIFT
5 3 (8.33%) Clustering
6 2 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (5.56%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (2.78%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.78%) NHS
7 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
7 1 (2.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Linux
2 9 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 9 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (22.22%) Windows
4 6 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 4 (11.11%) Unix
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.56%) Solaris
6 2 (5.56%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (2.78%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (30.56%) Project Management
3 9 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 9 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
3 9 (25.00%) Migration
3 9 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 9 (25.00%) Project Delivery
3 9 (25.00%) Project Governance
3 9 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 7 (19.44%) Load Balancing
5 6 (16.67%) TOGAF
6 5 (13.89%) Business Case
6 5 (13.89%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 5 (13.89%) Emotional Intelligence
6 5 (13.89%) High Availability
6 5 (13.89%) ITIL
6 5 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (13.89%) Security Hardening
6 5 (13.89%) Technical Leadership
7 4 (11.11%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) Python
2 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (11.11%) SQL
4 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 3 (8.33%) Java
4 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.33%) Perl
4 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.56%) C#
6 1 (2.78%) C
6 1 (2.78%) Go
6 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) PMP
1 5 (13.89%) RHCA
1 5 (13.89%) TOGAF Certification
2 1 (2.78%) CCIE
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.00%) QA
2 4 (11.11%) GDPR
3 2 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (5.56%) SEPA
4 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (36.11%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (25.00%) PowerHA
4 8 (22.22%) vSphere
5 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 2 (5.56%) NFS
6 2 (5.56%) Veritas File System
6 2 (5.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Docker
7 1 (2.78%) Microcode
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (2.78%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (11.11%) Control-M
2 4 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (11.11%) QRadar
2 4 (11.11%) Tivoli
3 3 (8.33%) Nagios
3 3 (8.33%) Netcool
4 2 (5.56%) Ansible
4 2 (5.56%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (5.56%) Grafana
4 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.78%) Data Guard
5 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (2.78%) Icinga
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.78%) Packer
5 1 (2.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) VMware
2 12 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 9 (25.00%) Cisco
5 8 (22.22%) Oracle
6 7 (19.44%) Citrix
7 6 (16.67%) Splunk
8 5 (13.89%) Juniper
9 4 (11.11%) BMC
9 4 (11.11%) CyberArk
9 4 (11.11%) EMC
9 4 (11.11%) Qualys
10 3 (8.33%) Google
11 2 (5.56%) Cognos
11 2 (5.56%) Dell
11 2 (5.56%) Linedata
11 2 (5.56%) SaltStack
12 1 (2.78%) SAP
12 1 (2.78%) Sybase
12 1 (2.78%) Symantec