Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 102 59
Rank change year-on-year -9 -43 +27
Contract jobs citing IBM 104 98 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.07% 2.10% 2.94%
As % of the Vendors category 4.50% 4.69% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 62 73
East of England median daily rate £410 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.06% -3.59% +13.33%
10th Percentile £250 £266 £311
90th Percentile £541 £538 £600
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £43.25 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.20% +37.30% +6.78%
10th Percentile £13.80 £41.63 £30.75
90th Percentile £40.41 £44.88 £38.45
England median hourly rate £20.50 £23.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year -13.68% -24.60% +5.00%

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 2,312 2,090 2,501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 46.10% 44.73% 48.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,323 1,199 1,348
East of England median daily rate £425 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 128 198
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -19.51%
10th Percentile £11.45 £10.40 £9.31
90th Percentile £40.00 £35.23 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.16% -0.71%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -7 38 £350 -17.26% 11
Essex +19 24 £500 +50.38% 2
Bedfordshire -9 22 £450 +5.88% 1
Norfolk +18 8 £305 +19.61% 2
Cambridgeshire +11 7 £400 -20.00% 1
Suffolk -26 5 £325 -16.13%
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 41 (39.42%) Java
2 36 (34.62%) WebSphere
3 30 (28.85%) SQL
3 30 (28.85%) Oracle
4 28 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (20.19%) Linux
6 20 (19.23%) XML
7 19 (18.27%) DB2
8 18 (17.31%) SQL Server
8 18 (17.31%) ITIL
8 18 (17.31%) Middleware
8 18 (17.31%) Security Cleared
8 18 (17.31%) Spring Boot
9 17 (16.35%) Web Services
9 17 (16.35%) Windows
9 17 (16.35%) Retail
9 17 (16.35%) Spring
10 15 (14.42%) SOAP
10 15 (14.42%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (13.46%) Finance
11 14 (13.46%) Marketing
12 13 (12.50%) JavaScript
12 13 (12.50%) ETL
13 12 (11.54%) Microsoft
13 12 (11.54%) HP
13 12 (11.54%) DataStage
13 12 (11.54%) HTML
13 12 (11.54%) Unix
13 12 (11.54%) VMware
13 12 (11.54%) IBM InfoSphere

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 36 (34.62%) WebSphere
2 7 (6.73%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (5.77%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (2.88%) Apache
5 3 (2.88%) Apache Solr
5 3 (2.88%) Commerce Server
5 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.88%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.88%) IIS
5 3 (2.88%) MQSeries
5 3 (2.88%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.88%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.88%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.88%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.92%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.92%) JBoss
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.92%) ThingWorx
6 2 (1.92%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.88%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.92%) ImageReady
2 2 (1.92%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.92%) Windchill
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (1.92%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.92%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 2 (1.92%) Magento
3 1 (0.96%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.96%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.85%) IaaS
3 4 (3.85%) Office 365
3 4 (3.85%) SaaS
4 3 (2.88%) PaaS
5 2 (1.92%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (1.92%) Silverpop
6 1 (0.96%) CheetahMail
6 1 (0.96%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.58%) FTP
2 9 (8.65%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.77%) APPN
3 6 (5.77%) DHCP
3 6 (5.77%) DNS
3 6 (5.77%) Firewall
3 6 (5.77%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
3 6 (5.77%) SNA
3 6 (5.77%) Wireshark
4 5 (4.81%) SSL
5 4 (3.85%) HTTP
5 4 (3.85%) Internet
6 3 (2.88%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (2.88%) iSCSI
6 3 (2.88%) NAS
6 3 (2.88%) SAN
6 3 (2.88%) SMS
7 2 (1.92%) SMTP
7 2 (1.92%) SNMP
7 2 (1.92%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.27%) DB2
2 18 (17.31%) SQL Server
3 12 (11.54%) DataStage
3 12 (11.54%) IBM InfoSphere
4 11 (10.58%) MySQL
5 10 (9.62%) QualityStage
6 9 (8.65%) Informix
7 8 (7.69%) Oracle Database
7 8 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (5.77%) Big Data
8 6 (5.77%) Hadoop
9 5 (4.81%) NoSQL
9 5 (4.81%) Relational Database
10 3 (2.88%) Apache Hive
10 3 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (2.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 3 (2.88%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.88%) WebFOCUS
11 2 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (8.65%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.69%) Gradle
3 7 (6.73%) Jenkins
3 7 (6.73%) Maven
4 4 (3.85%) JUnit
5 3 (2.88%) AccuRev
5 3 (2.88%) Ant
5 3 (2.88%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.88%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (2.88%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.88%) Selenium
5 3 (2.88%) Subversion
6 2 (1.92%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.96%) Grunt
7 1 (0.96%) gulp
7 1 (0.96%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.96%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.96%) Mockito
7 1 (0.96%) MSTest
7 1 (0.96%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 17 (16.35%) Retail
2 14 (13.46%) Finance
2 14 (13.46%) Marketing
3 8 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.92%) Advertising
4 2 (1.92%) Electronics
4 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.96%) Automotive
5 1 (0.96%) French Language
5 1 (0.96%) Games
5 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (37.50%) Developer
2 15 (14.42%) Java Developer
3 13 (12.50%) Analyst
4 12 (11.54%) Architect
4 12 (11.54%) Project Manager
5 10 (9.62%) ETL Developer
6 8 (7.69%) DataStage Developer
6 8 (7.69%) DataStage ETL Developer
6 8 (7.69%) Integration Developer
7 5 (4.81%) Designer
7 5 (4.81%) Senior Developer
8 4 (3.85%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) E-Commerce Manager
8 4 (3.85%) E-Commerce Project Manager
8 4 (3.85%) Integration Architect
8 4 (3.85%) Mainframe Programmer
8 4 (3.85%) Programmer
8 4 (3.85%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) WebSphere Architect
9 3 (2.88%) Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.23%) XML
2 18 (17.31%) Middleware
2 18 (17.31%) Spring Boot
3 17 (16.35%) Spring
3 17 (16.35%) Web Services
4 15 (14.42%) SOAP
5 12 (11.54%) HTML
6 11 (10.58%) REST
7 10 (9.62%) JMS
8 9 (8.65%) AngularJS
8 9 (8.65%) CSS
8 9 (8.65%) IBM Integration Bus
8 9 (8.65%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (7.69%) XML Schema
10 7 (6.73%) J2EE
10 7 (6.73%) RESTful
11 6 (5.77%) Software Packaging
12 5 (4.81%) JSON
12 5 (4.81%) XHTML
13 4 (3.85%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 7 (6.73%) Replication
3 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.77%) Clustering
3 6 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.88%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.88%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.92%) AS400
5 2 (1.92%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.92%) DataPower
5 2 (1.92%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.96%) iSeries
6 1 (0.96%) User Experience
6 1 (0.96%) Vector Graphics
6 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.96%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.19%) Linux
2 17 (16.35%) Windows
3 12 (11.54%) Unix
4 6 (5.77%) zOS
5 5 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.88%) Solaris
6 3 (2.88%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.88%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.92%) AIX
7 2 (1.92%) CentOS
7 2 (1.92%) Fedora
7 2 (1.92%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.92%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.96%) HPUX
8 1 (0.96%) SUSE
8 1 (0.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (17.31%) ITIL
3 15 (14.42%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (12.50%) ETL
5 11 (10.58%) E-Commerce
5 11 (10.58%) Project Management
6 10 (9.62%) Data Mapping
7 9 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (8.65%) Data Integration
7 9 (8.65%) Logistics
7 9 (8.65%) Migration
7 9 (8.65%) Presales
7 9 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (8.65%) Waterfall
8 8 (7.69%) Data Management
8 8 (7.69%) Process Improvement
8 8 (7.69%) Software Engineering
9 7 (6.73%) Analytics
9 7 (6.73%) TDD
9 7 (6.73%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 41 (39.42%) Java
2 30 (28.85%) SQL
3 13 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 6 (5.77%) Bash Shell
5 6 (5.77%) JCL
6 3 (2.88%) VBScript
7 2 (1.92%) C++
7 2 (1.92%) Python
7 2 (1.92%) R
8 1 (0.96%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.96%) Perl
8 1 (0.96%) PHP
8 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.96%) RPG
8 1 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.88%) Degree
3 3 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.92%) ISEB
5 1 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.96%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.96%) MCSA
5 1 (0.96%) MCSE
5 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.96%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.65%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.92%) QA
3 1 (0.96%) COBIT
3 1 (0.96%) GDPR
3 1 (0.96%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.65%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (5.77%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.88%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.96%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (5.77%) SCCM
2 5 (4.81%) Tivoli
3 4 (3.85%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.88%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.88%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.88%) SCOM
4 3 (2.88%) WSUS
5 2 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.96%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 30 (28.85%) Oracle
2 12 (11.54%) HP
2 12 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.54%) VMware
3 10 (9.62%) Cognos
4 9 (8.65%) Teradata
5 7 (6.73%) Citrix
5 7 (6.73%) Dell
6 6 (5.77%) SAP
7 4 (3.85%) 3PAR
7 4 (3.85%) Adobe
7 4 (3.85%) CommVault
8 3 (2.88%) Alteryx
8 3 (2.88%) EqualLogic
8 3 (2.88%) NetApp
8 3 (2.88%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.88%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.88%) Tableau
8 3 (2.88%) Veritas
8 3 (2.88%) webMethods