Period
to 20 October 2018

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 20 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
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 112 70
Rank change year-on-year -31 -42 +1
Contract jobs citing IBM 61 102 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.20% 2.01% 2.73%
As % of the Vendors category 2.53% 4.57% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 47 46
East of England median daily rate £389 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.38% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £211 £294 £197
90th Percentile £518 £573 £616
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £43.25 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.20% +25.36% +16.95%
10th Percentile £18.00 £41.63 £30.75
90th Percentile £32.80 £44.88 £39.63
England median hourly rate £36.50 £25.00 £32.66
% change year-on-year +46.00% -23.44% +3.86%

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 2,410 2,232 2,360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 47.39% 43.98% 48.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,399 1,206 1,292
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.84% -
10th Percentile £180 £213 £205
90th Percentile £586 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 138 184
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - -19.51%
10th Percentile £12.03 £10.47 £10.54
90th Percentile £43.00 £43.23 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing IBM as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IBM in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in the East of England

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in the East of England

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in the East of England

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 October 2018. 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 20 £400 -5.88% 9
Essex -9 15 £500 +17.65% 3
Bedfordshire -3 11 £338 -1.46% 3
Norfolk +11 8 £305 -39.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +7 6 £400 +13.07% 1
Suffolk -18 1 £575 +53.33% 1
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 East of England region with a requirement for IBM.

1 19 (31.15%) Windows
2 18 (29.51%) Java
3 15 (24.59%) SQL
3 15 (24.59%) WebSphere
4 14 (22.95%) Marketing
4 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
5 13 (21.31%) Active Directory
5 13 (21.31%) HTML
5 13 (21.31%) Unix
5 13 (21.31%) VMware
6 12 (19.67%) ITIL
6 12 (19.67%) CSS
7 11 (18.03%) XML
7 11 (18.03%) Linux
7 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (16.39%) Web Services
8 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (16.39%) Spring Boot
8 10 (16.39%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (14.75%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (14.75%) REST
9 9 (14.75%) SOAP
9 9 (14.75%) JavaScript
9 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
9 9 (14.75%) Spring
9 9 (14.75%) Finance
9 9 (14.75%) Hyper-V
10 8 (13.11%) Clustering
10 8 (13.11%) Replication
10 8 (13.11%) Oracle

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 15 (24.59%) WebSphere
2 7 (11.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 6 (9.84%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (8.20%) MS Exchange
5 4 (6.56%) OpenStack
5 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.92%) IIS
6 3 (4.92%) Skype for Business
6 3 (4.92%) WebLogic
6 3 (4.92%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (3.28%) Apache
7 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (3.28%) IBM Connections
7 2 (3.28%) MQSeries
7 2 (3.28%) ThingWorx
7 2 (3.28%) WildFly
8 1 (1.64%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.64%) SAS
8 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (4.92%) ImageReady
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (4.92%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.28%) Windchill
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.64%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.64%) SAP MDG
2 1 (1.64%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (8.20%) IaaS
3 5 (8.20%) SaaS
4 4 (6.56%) Office 365
4 4 (6.56%) PaaS
5 3 (4.92%) Silverpop
6 2 (3.28%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (3.28%) G Suite
7 1 (1.64%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.84%) APPN
2 6 (9.84%) Firewall
2 6 (9.84%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
2 6 (9.84%) SMS
2 6 (9.84%) SNA
2 6 (9.84%) Wireshark
3 5 (8.20%) DHCP
3 5 (8.20%) DNS
4 3 (4.92%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (4.92%) FTP
4 3 (4.92%) iSCSI
4 3 (4.92%) NAS
4 3 (4.92%) SAN
4 3 (4.92%) SSL
5 2 (3.28%) HTTP
5 2 (3.28%) LAN
5 2 (3.28%) SMTP
5 2 (3.28%) WAN
5 2 (3.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) NoSQL
2 6 (9.84%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.20%) DB2
3 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.56%) MySQL
5 2 (3.28%) Apache Hive
5 2 (3.28%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.64%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.64%) Big Data
6 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.64%) DataStage
6 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.64%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (1.64%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.64%) QualityStage
6 1 (1.64%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.64%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Git (software)
1 7 (11.48%) Gradle
1 7 (11.48%) Jenkins
1 7 (11.48%) Maven
2 6 (9.84%) AccuRev
2 6 (9.84%) Ant
2 6 (9.84%) Cucumber
2 6 (9.84%) Eclipse
2 6 (9.84%) JUnit
2 6 (9.84%) Selenium
2 6 (9.84%) Subversion
3 4 (6.56%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.92%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.64%) GitLab
5 1 (1.64%) JIRA
5 1 (1.64%) MSTest
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.64%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 14 (22.95%) Marketing
2 9 (14.75%) Finance
3 6 (9.84%) Retail
4 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.28%) Legal
5 2 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.64%) Advertising
6 1 (1.64%) Banking
6 1 (1.64%) French Language
6 1 (1.64%) Publishing
6 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (22.95%) Developer
2 10 (16.39%) Architect
3 9 (14.75%) Java Developer
4 8 (13.11%) Analyst
5 7 (11.48%) Designer
6 4 (6.56%) Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) Mainframe Programmer
6 4 (6.56%) Programmer
6 4 (6.56%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Azure Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Integration Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
7 3 (4.92%) Network Programmer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Storage Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Systems Programmer
8 2 (3.28%) Azure Administrator
8 2 (3.28%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) HTML
2 12 (19.67%) CSS
3 11 (18.03%) XML
4 10 (16.39%) Spring Boot
4 10 (16.39%) Web Services
5 9 (14.75%) REST
5 9 (14.75%) SOAP
5 9 (14.75%) Spring
6 8 (13.11%) AngularJS
7 7 (11.48%) Ajax
7 7 (11.48%) Middleware
7 7 (11.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (11.48%) XHTML
8 6 (9.84%) JAX-WS
8 6 (9.84%) JPA
8 6 (9.84%) JSR 170
8 6 (9.84%) SAML
8 6 (9.84%) Software Packaging
8 6 (9.84%) Spring MVC
8 6 (9.84%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.11%) Clustering
2 8 (13.11%) Mainframe
2 8 (13.11%) Replication
3 4 (6.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (4.92%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.28%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.64%) AS400
6 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.64%) Fintech
6 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.15%) Windows
2 13 (21.31%) Unix
3 11 (18.03%) Linux
4 8 (13.11%) zOS
5 7 (11.48%) Solaris
6 3 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.28%) AIX
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.64%) SUSE
8 1 (1.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) ITIL
2 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (16.39%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (11.48%) Microservices
4 7 (11.48%) TDD
5 6 (9.84%) Asset Management
5 6 (9.84%) BDD
5 6 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (9.84%) MVC
5 6 (9.84%) Software Asset Management
5 6 (9.84%) User Stories
6 5 (8.20%) Analytics
6 5 (8.20%) CRM
6 5 (8.20%) Email Marketing
6 5 (8.20%) Presales
7 4 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (6.56%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.56%) OO
7 4 (6.56%) Project Management
7 4 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.51%) Java
2 15 (24.59%) SQL
3 9 (14.75%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.48%) JCL
4 7 (11.48%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.92%) VBScript
6 2 (3.28%) Assembly Language
6 2 (3.28%) COBOL
7 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.64%) Perl
7 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.64%) Python
7 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) ISEB
3 2 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.64%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) Degree
4 1 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.64%) MCSA
4 1 (1.64%) MCSE
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.64%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) Data Quality
1 2 (3.28%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (21.31%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.75%) Hyper-V
2 9 (14.75%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.92%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.64%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) NetBackup
1 4 (6.56%) SCCM
2 3 (4.92%) Backup Exec
2 3 (4.92%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (4.92%) SCOM
3 2 (3.28%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.28%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.28%) WSUS
4 1 (1.64%) QRadar
4 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
2 13 (21.31%) VMware
3 8 (13.11%) Oracle
4 7 (11.48%) Adobe
4 7 (11.48%) Cognos
5 6 (9.84%) Dell
5 6 (9.84%) HP
6 5 (8.20%) Citrix
7 4 (6.56%) 3PAR
7 4 (6.56%) CommVault
8 3 (4.92%) Cisco
8 3 (4.92%) EqualLogic
8 3 (4.92%) NetApp
8 3 (4.92%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.92%) Veritas
9 2 (3.28%) Google
9 2 (3.28%) PTC
9 2 (3.28%) Symantec
10 1 (1.64%) Netezza
10 1 (1.64%) webMethods