Period
to 24 November 2020

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 24 November 2020 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
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 96 188 153
Rank change year-on-year +92 -35 -14
Contract jobs citing IBM 25 31 102
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.28% 0.54% 1.46%
As % of the Vendors category 3.60% 1.34% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 57
Median daily rate £550 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -3.06%
10th Percentile £384 £415 £374
90th Percentile £598 £638 £593
Central London median daily rate £550 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +15.79% +1.17% -4.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 694 2,310 2,619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 35.41% 40.26% 37.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 1,778 1,977
Median daily rate £505 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £262 £225
90th Percentile £675 £650 £658
Central London median daily rate £500 £495 £488
% change year-on-year +1.01% +1.54% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 43 71
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +9.63% +3.89%
10th Percentile £12.91 £12.04 £13.00
90th Percentile £70.00 £49.30 £25.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +9.76% +9.63% -

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 24 November 2020.

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 24 November 2020, 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 (60.00%) Banking
2 14 (56.00%) Finance
3 9 (36.00%) Linux
4 7 (28.00%) Oracle
4 7 (28.00%) VMware
4 7 (28.00%) AWS
5 6 (24.00%) Azure
5 6 (24.00%) WebSphere
5 6 (24.00%) DNS
6 5 (20.00%) Unix
6 5 (20.00%) Python
6 5 (20.00%) C++
6 5 (20.00%) Java
6 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (20.00%) IBM Cloud
7 4 (16.00%) Terraform
7 4 (16.00%) GCP
7 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
7 4 (16.00%) French Language
7 4 (16.00%) Migration
7 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
7 4 (16.00%) EMC
7 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
7 4 (16.00%) Nagios
7 4 (16.00%) Cisco
7 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (12.00%) SunGard
8 3 (12.00%) Windows
8 3 (12.00%) DHCP

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 6 (24.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.00%) Confluence
3 1 (4.00%) IBM Domino
3 1 (4.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.00%) IBM Transformation Extender
3 1 (4.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) SAS
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) AWS
2 6 (24.00%) Azure
3 5 (20.00%) IBM Cloud
4 4 (16.00%) GCP
5 2 (8.00%) Datadog
5 2 (8.00%) OpenShift
6 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (4.00%) GitHub
6 1 (4.00%) IaaS
6 1 (4.00%) Office 365
6 1 (4.00%) PaaS
6 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) DNS
2 3 (12.00%) DHCP
3 2 (8.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (8.00%) SAN
3 2 (8.00%) VLAN
4 1 (4.00%) Kerberos
4 1 (4.00%) Skype
4 1 (4.00%) SMTP
4 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (4.00%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
1 1 (4.00%) Serena SBM
1 1 (4.00%) Subversion
1 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (60.00%) Banking
2 14 (56.00%) Finance
3 4 (16.00%) French Language
4 3 (12.00%) International Banking
5 2 (8.00%) Front Office
6 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Cloud Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Database Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) AIX Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Domino Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (4.00%) ETL Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Software Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Middleware
1 3 (12.00%) XML
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (4.00%) ISPF
3 1 (4.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Cloud Native
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (8.00%) Replication
4 1 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (4.00%) LPAR
4 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) Unix
3 3 (12.00%) Windows
4 2 (8.00%) AIX
4 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.00%) Android
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (4.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Migration
2 3 (12.00%) API Development
2 3 (12.00%) Change Management
2 3 (12.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 3 (12.00%) DevOps
2 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.00%) Build Automation
3 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Automation
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
3 2 (8.00%) OO
3 2 (8.00%) OOP
3 2 (8.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (8.00%) Proactive Monitoring
3 2 (8.00%) Resource Management
3 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (8.00%) Storage Management
4 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) C++
1 5 (20.00%) Java
1 5 (20.00%) Python
2 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) Go
3 2 (8.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) C
4 1 (4.00%) JCL
4 1 (4.00%) Kotlin
4 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.00%) REXX
4 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) GDPR
1 1 (4.00%) IFRS
1 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.00%) Docker
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (8.00%) XenApp
3 2 (8.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.00%) Microcode
4 1 (4.00%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (4.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Nagios
1 4 (16.00%) Terraform
2 2 (8.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (8.00%) Packer
2 2 (8.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (8.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Control-M
3 1 (4.00%) Icinga
3 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.00%) Netcool
3 1 (4.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle
1 7 (28.00%) VMware
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco
2 4 (16.00%) EMC
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (12.00%) Citrix
3 3 (12.00%) FIS
3 3 (12.00%) Ivanti
3 3 (12.00%) SunGard
4 2 (8.00%) Hitachi
4 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (8.00%) Splunk
5 1 (4.00%) BMC
5 1 (4.00%) Clearswift
5 1 (4.00%) Informatica
5 1 (4.00%) Lotus
5 1 (4.00%) Proofpoint
5 1 (4.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) Symantec