Period
to 2 March 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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 103 166 164
Rank change year-on-year +63 -2 -9
Contract jobs citing IBM 31 28 89
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.37% 0.61% 1.31%
As % of the Vendors category 4.12% 1.57% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 58
Median daily rate £575 £550 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +11.39% +1.02%
10th Percentile £469 £414 £409
90th Percentile £713 £702 £639
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £488
% change year-on-year +9.52% +7.69% -0.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 752 1,781 2,603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.24% 38.95% 38.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 1,340 1,937
Median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £302 £240 £225
90th Percentile £675 £650 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 32 49
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.95% +3.89%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.42 £12.66
90th Percentile £25.59 £26.95 £28.64
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.95% -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 2 March 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 2 March 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 15 (48.39%) VMware
2 14 (45.16%) Finance
2 14 (45.16%) Linux
3 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (38.71%) Banking
5 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
5 11 (35.48%) Red Hat
5 11 (35.48%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (32.26%) Cisco
6 10 (32.26%) DB2
7 9 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
8 8 (25.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (25.81%) Wireless
8 8 (25.81%) Replication
8 8 (25.81%) WebSphere
8 8 (25.81%) Python
8 8 (25.81%) Windows
8 8 (25.81%) WAN
9 7 (22.58%) Citrix
9 7 (22.58%) LAN
9 7 (22.58%) VPN
9 7 (22.58%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (22.58%) Load Balancing
9 7 (22.58%) Firewall
9 7 (22.58%) AWS
9 7 (22.58%) vSphere
10 6 (19.35%) PowerShell
10 6 (19.35%) TOGAF
10 6 (19.35%) Oracle

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 (25.81%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.45%) Confluence
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) IBM Transformation Extender
3 1 (3.23%) Jupyter
3 1 (3.23%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (3.23%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) AWS
2 5 (16.13%) Azure
3 3 (9.68%) IaaS
3 3 (9.68%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (6.45%) Datadog
4 2 (6.45%) GCP
4 2 (6.45%) GitHub
5 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (3.23%) PaaS
5 1 (3.23%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) WAN
1 8 (25.81%) Wireless
2 7 (22.58%) Firewall
2 7 (22.58%) LAN
2 7 (22.58%) VPN
3 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
4 3 (9.68%) DNS
4 3 (9.68%) FTP
4 3 (9.68%) NAS
4 3 (9.68%) SAN
5 2 (6.45%) DHCP
5 2 (6.45%) Kerberos
6 1 (3.23%) BGP
6 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.23%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 1 (3.23%) InfiniBand
6 1 (3.23%) IP Telephony
6 1 (3.23%) Multicast
6 1 (3.23%) Network Security
6 1 (3.23%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) DB2
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.23%) MySQL
4 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2019
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.23%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Bitbucket
1 2 (6.45%) JIRA
1 2 (6.45%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (6.45%) Subversion
1 2 (6.45%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.23%) PyCharm
2 1 (3.23%) Serena SBM
General
1 14 (45.16%) Finance
2 12 (38.71%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Back Office
3 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) International Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Architect
2 8 (25.81%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (16.13%) Citrix Architect
3 5 (16.13%) VMware Architect
3 5 (16.13%) WebSphere Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Administrator
5 3 (9.68%) Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Payments Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Payments Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) AWS Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) DevOps Developer
7 1 (3.23%) z/OS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (12.90%) Middleware
3 3 (9.68%) .NET
4 2 (6.45%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (6.45%) Kafka
4 2 (6.45%) LDAP
4 2 (6.45%) MSMQ
4 2 (6.45%) Regular Expression
5 1 (3.23%) Anaconda
5 1 (3.23%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (3.23%) ISPF
5 1 (3.23%) Node.js
5 1 (3.23%) Pandas
5 1 (3.23%) scikit-learn
5 1 (3.23%) TensorFlow
5 1 (3.23%) XGBoost
5 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
1 8 (25.81%) Replication
2 4 (12.90%) SWIFT
3 3 (9.68%) AS400
3 3 (9.68%) Clustering
3 3 (9.68%) iSeries
3 3 (9.68%) LPAR
4 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (3.23%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.23%) NHS
5 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Linux
2 9 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (25.81%) Windows
4 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
5 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
6 3 (9.68%) Unix
7 2 (6.45%) Windows 10
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (3.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (22.58%) Load Balancing
3 6 (19.35%) TOGAF
4 5 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (16.13%) Project Management
4 5 (16.13%) Technical Leadership
5 4 (12.90%) Migration
5 4 (12.90%) Proactive Monitoring
5 4 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (9.68%) Business Continuity
6 3 (9.68%) High Availability
6 3 (9.68%) Matrix Organization
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
6 3 (9.68%) Project Delivery
6 3 (9.68%) Project Governance
6 3 (9.68%) Security Hardening
6 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.68%) Storage Management
7 2 (6.45%) Emotional Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) Python
2 6 (19.35%) PowerShell
3 5 (16.13%) SQL
4 2 (6.45%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) Go
4 2 (6.45%) Java
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) JCL
5 1 (3.23%) Perl
5 1 (3.23%) REXX
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) RHCA
1 5 (16.13%) TOGAF Certification
2 2 (6.45%) PMP
3 1 (3.23%) CCIE
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) GDPR
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (6.45%) SEPA
3 1 (3.23%) IFRS
System Software
1 13 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (35.48%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (22.58%) vSphere
4 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
5 3 (9.68%) PowerHA
6 1 (3.23%) Docker
6 1 (3.23%) Microcode
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (3.23%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (3.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Nagios
2 3 (9.68%) Terraform
2 3 (9.68%) Tivoli
2 3 (9.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (6.45%) Control-M
3 2 (6.45%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (6.45%) Grafana
3 2 (6.45%) Packer
3 2 (6.45%) QRadar
4 1 (3.23%) Data Guard
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (3.23%) Icinga
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.23%) Netcool
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) VMware
2 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (35.48%) Red Hat
3 10 (32.26%) Cisco
4 7 (22.58%) Citrix
5 6 (19.35%) Oracle
6 5 (16.13%) Juniper
7 4 (12.90%) Splunk
8 2 (6.45%) BMC
8 2 (6.45%) CyberArk
8 2 (6.45%) Dell
8 2 (6.45%) EMC
8 2 (6.45%) Google
8 2 (6.45%) Linedata
8 2 (6.45%) Qualys
8 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.23%) Altiris
9 1 (3.23%) IBM Sterling
9 1 (3.23%) Informatica
9 1 (3.23%) Serena