Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 138 131
Rank change year-on-year -9 -7 -25
Contract jobs citing IBM 111 114 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.60% 1.66% 1.83%
As % of the Vendors category 4.20% 4.32% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 104 104
City of London median daily rate £506 £498 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +10.56% -
10th Percentile £390 £363 £271
90th Percentile £588 £609 £675
Central London median daily rate £475 £498 £450
% change year-on-year -4.52% +10.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £100.50 £21.40 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +369.63% - -
Central London median hourly rate £60.25 £21.40 -
% change year-on-year +181.54% - -

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 2,641 2,639 2,840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.13% 38.47% 42.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,966 1,980 2,162
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £228 £275 £275
90th Percentile £663 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 49 41
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +10.79%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.90 £47.50
Central London median hourly rate £18.85 £18.35 £17.75
% change year-on-year +2.75% +3.35% +1.43%

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 21 October 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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 46 (41.44%) Finance
2 41 (36.94%) Banking
3 33 (29.73%) Java
4 31 (27.93%) Middleware
5 30 (27.03%) Node.js
6 29 (26.13%) Oracle
7 27 (24.32%) Unix
7 27 (24.32%) Python
7 27 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (24.32%) DevOps
8 25 (22.52%) Amazon AWS
8 25 (22.52%) HTML
9 24 (21.62%) XML
9 24 (21.62%) Jenkins
10 23 (20.72%) IBM Cloud
10 23 (20.72%) SQL Server
11 19 (17.12%) Cloud Foundry
11 19 (17.12%) Google Cloud Platform
11 19 (17.12%) Kubernetes
11 19 (17.12%) Sonatype Nexus
11 19 (17.12%) Scrum
11 19 (17.12%) Git (software)
12 18 (16.22%) Maven
12 18 (16.22%) E-Commerce
12 18 (16.22%) GitHub
13 17 (15.32%) iPad
13 17 (15.32%) Consul
13 17 (15.32%) Financial Institution
13 17 (15.32%) Groovy
14 16 (14.41%) SAS

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 19 (17.12%) Cloud Foundry
2 16 (14.41%) SAS
3 13 (11.71%) WebSphere
4 10 (9.01%) IBM Domino
5 4 (3.60%) Apache Spark
5 4 (3.60%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.80%) Confluence
6 2 (1.80%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.80%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.80%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.90%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.90%) CMS
7 1 (0.90%) Documentum
7 1 (0.90%) FileNet
7 1 (0.90%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.90%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 1 (0.90%) OnBase
7 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (13.51%) Actimize
2 2 (1.80%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.90%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.90%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.90%) SunGard Martini
3 1 (0.90%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 25 (22.52%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (20.72%) IBM Cloud
3 19 (17.12%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (16.22%) GitHub
5 15 (13.51%) Heroku
5 15 (13.51%) npm
6 4 (3.60%) Apigee
6 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.80%) Datadog
7 2 (1.80%) IaaS
7 2 (1.80%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.80%) PaaS
8 1 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.90%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.01%) Intranet
2 5 (4.50%) SAN
3 3 (2.70%) SSL
4 2 (1.80%) SMS
4 2 (1.80%) SSH
5 1 (0.90%) Firewall
5 1 (0.90%) HTTP
5 1 (0.90%) LAN
5 1 (0.90%) Network Security
5 1 (0.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.72%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.01%) MongoDB
3 8 (7.21%) Hadoop
4 7 (6.31%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (5.41%) Big Data
5 6 (5.41%) IBM InfoSphere
6 5 (4.50%) DataStage
7 4 (3.60%) DB2
7 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (2.70%) Apache Hive
8 3 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.70%) Sqoop
9 2 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.80%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.80%) Hazelcast
9 2 (1.80%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.80%) Redis
Development Applications
1 24 (21.62%) Jenkins
2 19 (17.12%) Git (software)
2 19 (17.12%) Sonatype Nexus
3 18 (16.22%) Maven
4 16 (14.41%) Ant
5 15 (13.51%) Gerrit
5 15 (13.51%) GitLab
5 15 (13.51%) SonarQube
6 5 (4.50%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.60%) IBM UrbanCode
8 3 (2.70%) JIRA
9 2 (1.80%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.80%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.80%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.80%) ERwin
9 2 (1.80%) JUnit
9 2 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.80%) Selenium
9 2 (1.80%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.80%) Zephyr
General
1 46 (41.44%) Finance
2 41 (36.94%) Banking
3 17 (15.32%) Financial Institution
4 15 (13.51%) Back Office
5 5 (4.50%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.70%) Advertising
6 3 (2.70%) International Banking
7 2 (1.80%) Retail
8 1 (0.90%) Front Office
8 1 (0.90%) Marketing
8 1 (0.90%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (33.33%) Developer
2 20 (18.02%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (15.32%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 15 (13.51%) Consultant
5 13 (11.71%) Analyst
6 12 (10.81%) Senior DevOps
6 12 (10.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 10 (9.01%) Business Analyst
7 10 (9.01%) Web Developer
8 9 (8.11%) Fraud Analyst
8 9 (8.11%) Fraud Business Analyst
8 9 (8.11%) Systems Analyst
9 8 (7.21%) Architect
10 6 (5.41%) Implementation Analyst
10 6 (5.41%) Implementation Consultant
11 5 (4.50%) Big Data Engineer
12 4 (3.60%) Java Developer
13 3 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 3 (2.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 3 (2.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (27.93%) Middleware
2 30 (27.03%) Node.js
3 25 (22.52%) HTML
4 24 (21.62%) XML
5 14 (12.61%) IBM Integration Bus
6 10 (9.01%) AngularJS
6 10 (9.01%) CSS
6 10 (9.01%) Handlebars
7 8 (7.21%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (5.41%) Kafka
9 5 (4.50%) REST
9 5 (4.50%) RESTful
9 5 (4.50%) SOAP
10 4 (3.60%) Java EE
10 4 (3.60%) JSON
10 4 (3.60%) OAuth
10 4 (3.60%) SAML
10 4 (3.60%) Spring
10 4 (3.60%) Web Services
11 3 (2.70%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.32%) iPad
2 4 (3.60%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.70%) DataPower
3 3 (2.70%) Equities
3 3 (2.70%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.80%) Hedge funds
4 2 (1.80%) PKI
4 2 (1.80%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.90%) Clustering
5 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.90%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 27 (24.32%) Unix
2 10 (9.01%) Windows
3 9 (8.11%) Linux
4 5 (4.50%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.70%) Android
6 3 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.80%) AIX
7 2 (1.80%) Solaris
7 2 (1.80%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.90%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (24.32%) DevOps
2 19 (17.12%) Scrum
3 18 (16.22%) E-Commerce
4 15 (13.51%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 15 (13.51%) BDD
4 15 (13.51%) GAP Analysis
4 15 (13.51%) TDD
5 10 (9.01%) Web Development
6 8 (7.21%) ETL
6 8 (7.21%) ITIL
7 6 (5.41%) Analytics
7 6 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.41%) Data Modelling
7 6 (5.41%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (5.41%) Migration
7 6 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (5.41%) Validation
8 5 (4.50%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.50%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (29.73%) Java
2 27 (24.32%) Python
3 17 (15.32%) Groovy
4 16 (14.41%) SQL
5 15 (13.51%) Bash Shell
5 15 (13.51%) Ruby
6 5 (4.50%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.60%) C
7 4 (3.60%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.60%) XPath
8 3 (2.70%) Perl
8 3 (2.70%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.80%) C++
9 2 (1.80%) Go
9 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.90%) Korn
10 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.60%) MCSE
1 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.70%) CCNA
2 3 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.70%) Degree
3 2 (1.80%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.80%) CCSA
3 2 (1.80%) CISM
3 2 (1.80%) CISSP
3 2 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.80%) OCPJP
3 2 (1.80%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.90%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.90%) MCSA
4 1 (0.90%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.90%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.90%) GDPR
2 1 (0.90%) PSD2
2 1 (0.90%) SEPA
System Software
1 16 (14.41%) Docker
2 6 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.50%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.70%) Apache Flume
4 3 (2.70%) HDFS
5 1 (0.90%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (17.12%) Kubernetes
2 17 (15.32%) Consul
3 15 (13.51%) Mesos
4 8 (7.21%) Tivoli
5 6 (5.41%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 5 (4.50%) Ansible
7 4 (3.60%) Control-M
8 3 (2.70%) Ambari
8 3 (2.70%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (2.70%) Netcool
8 3 (2.70%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 3 (2.70%) Oozie
8 3 (2.70%) Puppet
8 3 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.80%) Nagios
9 2 (1.80%) Terraform
9 2 (1.80%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 2 (1.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.90%) QRadar
10 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 29 (26.13%) Oracle
2 15 (13.51%) SAP
3 10 (9.01%) Google
4 8 (7.21%) Splunk
5 7 (6.31%) Microsoft
5 7 (6.31%) VMware
6 5 (4.50%) EMC
7 4 (3.60%) CA
7 4 (3.60%) Hitachi
7 4 (3.60%) McAfee
7 4 (3.60%) Tableau
8 3 (2.70%) ForgeRock
8 3 (2.70%) Ivanti
8 3 (2.70%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.70%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.80%) Ab Initio
9 2 (1.80%) Adobe
9 2 (1.80%) Micro Focus
9 2 (1.80%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.80%) Sun