Period
to 28 October 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 28 October 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
England > East of England
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 99 73 98
Rank change year-on-year -26 +25 +49
Contract jobs citing IBM 36 17 85
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.44% 1.38% 2.13%
As % of the Vendors category 3.48% 3.13% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 42
10th Percentile £300 £370 £233
25th Percentile £475 £419 £389
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +13.89% - +15.68%
75th Percentile £592 £488 £550
90th Percentile £644 £615 "
England median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% - -
England median hourly rate £50.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +44.29% -6.67% +2.74%

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 East of England.

All Vendors
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,033 544 1,776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 41.24% 44.01% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 327 1,080
10th Percentile £143 £190 £200
25th Percentile £275 £300 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
75th Percentile £530 £501 £525
90th Percentile £605 £593 £600
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 47 94
10th Percentile £11.34 £12.71 £11.15
25th Percentile £13.20 £15.11 £13.50
Median hourly rate £14.50 £45.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -67.78% +172.73% -1.49%
75th Percentile £24.13 £47.84 £45.75
90th Percentile £39.52 £54.25 £53.75
England median hourly rate £19.21 £20.89 £18.88
% change year-on-year -8.07% +10.69% +8.77%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing IBM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in the East of England

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IBM in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for IBM in the East of England

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IBM in the East of England over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for IBM in the East of England

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IBM in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for IBM in the East of England

IBM
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the East of England region over the 6 months to 28 October 2021. 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
Hertfordshire -22 19 - - 12
Essex -10 11 £513 -
Bedfordshire -11 3 £350 -
Cambridgeshire -24 3 £588 +59.86% 1
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 East of England region with a requirement for IBM.

1 18 (50.00%) Linux
2 17 (47.22%) Windows
2 17 (47.22%) Test Scripting
2 17 (47.22%) Security Cleared
3 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 15 (41.67%) SysML
3 15 (41.67%) UML
3 15 (41.67%) OO
3 15 (41.67%) Java
3 15 (41.67%) MATLAB
3 15 (41.67%) Simulink
3 15 (41.67%) Rational Rhapsody
4 14 (38.89%) DevOps
4 14 (38.89%) Software Testing
5 13 (36.11%) Microservices
6 12 (33.33%) GitLab
6 12 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (27.78%) Spring
7 10 (27.78%) RabbitMQ
8 9 (25.00%) Spring Boot
8 9 (25.00%) Scrum
9 8 (22.22%) JIRA
9 8 (22.22%) AWS
9 8 (22.22%) Oracle
9 8 (22.22%) Ansible
10 7 (19.44%) MySQL
10 7 (19.44%) Confluence
10 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
11 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 7 (19.44%) Confluence
2 4 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 3 (8.33%) IBM Domino
4 2 (5.56%) Apache Solr
4 2 (5.56%) MQSeries
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.78%) CMS
5 1 (2.78%) CoreMedia CMS
5 1 (2.78%) JBoss
5 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (41.67%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) IBM Planning Analytics
2 1 (2.78%) Magento
2 1 (2.78%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.22%) AWS
2 4 (11.11%) GCP
3 3 (8.33%) Amazon EKS
3 3 (8.33%) Azure
4 2 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (5.56%) AWS CodePipeline
4 2 (5.56%) Azure Pipelines
4 2 (5.56%) IaaS
4 2 (5.56%) OpenShift
4 2 (5.56%) PaaS
4 2 (5.56%) SaaS
4 2 (5.56%) Serverless
5 1 (2.78%) Akamai
5 1 (2.78%) Attraqt
5 1 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.78%) CloudTest
5 1 (2.78%) GitHub
5 1 (2.78%) Google Data Studio
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (2.78%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Firewall
1 1 (2.78%) IPv4
1 1 (2.78%) LAN
1 1 (2.78%) VoIP
1 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) MySQL
2 3 (8.33%) DB2
2 3 (8.33%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.78%) BigQuery
4 1 (2.78%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 15 (41.67%) Rational Rhapsody
2 12 (33.33%) GitLab
2 12 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 8 (22.22%) JIRA
4 6 (16.67%) Maven
5 5 (13.89%) Artifactory
5 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.56%) Postman
6 2 (5.56%) Selenium
6 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
6 2 (5.56%) Vagrant
7 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.78%) JMeter
7 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.78%) NeoLoad
7 1 (2.78%) SonarQube
7 1 (2.78%) WebPageTest
General
1 4 (11.11%) Law
1 4 (11.11%) Social Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (16.67%) Architect
2 4 (11.11%) Java Architect
3 2 (5.56%) Administrator
3 2 (5.56%) Developer
3 2 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce Tester
3 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
3 2 (5.56%) Manual Tester
3 2 (5.56%) Software Validation Engineer
3 2 (5.56%) Software Verification Engineer
3 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (5.56%) Tester
3 2 (5.56%) Validation Engineer
3 2 (5.56%) Verification Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Ada Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (2.78%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (2.78%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce Web Analyst
4 1 (2.78%) Senior Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) RabbitMQ
1 10 (27.78%) Spring
2 9 (25.00%) Spring Boot
3 4 (11.11%) JMS
4 3 (8.33%) HTML
4 3 (8.33%) RESTful
5 2 (5.56%) Flash
5 2 (5.56%) J2EE
5 2 (5.56%) REST
5 2 (5.56%) SOAP
5 2 (5.56%) XML
6 1 (2.78%) .NET Core
6 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.78%) CSS
6 1 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (2.78%) Express
6 1 (2.78%) MEAN Stack
6 1 (2.78%) Node.js
6 1 (2.78%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Public Cloud
2 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.78%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 18 (50.00%) Linux
2 17 (47.22%) Windows
3 3 (8.33%) Unix
4 1 (2.78%) Android
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Test Scripting
2 15 (41.67%) OO
2 15 (41.67%) SysML
2 15 (41.67%) UML
3 14 (38.89%) DevOps
3 14 (38.89%) Software Testing
4 13 (36.11%) Microservices
5 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (25.00%) Scrum
7 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
8 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (16.67%) TDD
9 5 (13.89%) BDD
9 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
9 5 (13.89%) Kanban
9 5 (13.89%) Service Design
9 5 (13.89%) Tech Ops
9 5 (13.89%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure as Code
10 3 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) Java
1 15 (41.67%) MATLAB
2 5 (13.89%) Python
2 5 (13.89%) SQL
3 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.11%) Perl
4 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.56%) PHP
4 2 (5.56%) Ruby
5 1 (2.78%) Ada
5 1 (2.78%) AWK
5 1 (2.78%) C
5 1 (2.78%) C#
5 1 (2.78%) C++
5 1 (2.78%) Groovy
5 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.78%) Scala
5 1 (2.78%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.78%) VB
5 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) Security Cleared
2 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) Ansible
2 6 (16.67%) Kubernetes
3 5 (13.89%) Grafana
4 4 (11.11%) Kibana
5 3 (8.33%) Terraform
6 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (5.56%) Puppet
6 2 (5.56%) SCCM
7 1 (2.78%) Packer
7 1 (2.78%) QRadar
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Oracle
2 5 (13.89%) ServiceNow
3 3 (8.33%) Atlassian
3 3 (8.33%) Xerox
4 2 (5.56%) Alibaba
4 2 (5.56%) AppDynamics
4 2 (5.56%) Cognos
4 2 (5.56%) Google
5 1 (2.78%) Adobe
5 1 (2.78%) Apple
5 1 (2.78%) Darktrace
5 1 (2.78%) Dell
5 1 (2.78%) Dynatrace
5 1 (2.78%) Ensighten
5 1 (2.78%) hybris
5 1 (2.78%) LogRhythm
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.78%) New Relic
5 1 (2.78%) SAP
5 1 (2.78%) Splunk