Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 117 108
Rank change year-on-year +44 -9 -45
Contract jobs citing IBM 126 98 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.96% 1.96% 2.07%
As % of the Vendors category 6.44% 4.24% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 57 61
East of England median daily rate £475 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.10% +1.82% -2.94%
10th Percentile £338 £246 £265
90th Percentile £550 £543 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.88% -60.69% +37.30%
England median hourly rate £42.25 £20.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year +106.10% -15.90% -22.62%

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 1,957 2,309 2,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 45.96% 46.14% 44.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,130 1,313 1,202
East of England median daily rate £439 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.24% +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £207 £185 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £460 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 178 128
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.63 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.75% +5.56% -4.55%
10th Percentile £10.58 £11.32 £10.40
90th Percentile £50.00 £40.00 £34.35
England median hourly rate £19.72 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +12.69% +2.94% -1.02%

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 22 August 2019.

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
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 22 August 2019. 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 +40 90 £475 +35.71% 6
Norfolk +6 18 £525 +72.13%
Bedfordshire +5 9 £425 -5.56% 6
Essex +9 7 £500 -
Suffolk +12 1 £500 +53.85%
Cambridgeshire -12 1 £450 +12.50% 4
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 64 (50.79%) WebSphere
2 62 (49.21%) Java
3 51 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (37.30%) E-Commerce
5 42 (33.33%) Games
6 35 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (24.60%) Magento
8 30 (23.81%) Git (software)
8 30 (23.81%) JavaScript
8 30 (23.81%) HTML
8 30 (23.81%) Finance
8 30 (23.81%) Unit Testing
9 28 (22.22%) Retail
10 27 (21.43%) AngularJS
11 26 (20.63%) BDD
11 26 (20.63%) TDD
12 23 (18.25%) CSS
12 23 (18.25%) XHTML
12 23 (18.25%) W3C
12 23 (18.25%) Sass
12 23 (18.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 23 (18.25%) Grunt
12 23 (18.25%) Jasmine
12 23 (18.25%) Karma Test Runner
12 23 (18.25%) User Experience
12 23 (18.25%) Sprint Planning
12 23 (18.25%) Wireframes
13 22 (17.46%) Vector Graphics
13 22 (17.46%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
13 22 (17.46%) Front End Development

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 64 (50.79%) WebSphere
2 22 (17.46%) CMS
2 22 (17.46%) Sitecore CMS
3 8 (6.35%) JBoss
4 4 (3.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (3.17%) Apache Solr
4 4 (3.17%) Confluence
4 4 (3.17%) CoreMedia CMS
4 4 (3.17%) MQSeries
4 4 (3.17%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.38%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.38%) WildFly
6 2 (1.59%) IIS
6 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.59%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (1.59%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.79%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.79%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 31 (24.60%) Magento
2 4 (3.17%) Fredhopper
2 4 (3.17%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (1.59%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (1.59%) Maximo
3 2 (1.59%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.79%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.79%) Shopify
4 1 (0.79%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.11%) AWS
2 10 (7.94%) Azure
3 6 (4.76%) Akamai
4 5 (3.97%) Boomi
5 4 (3.17%) Algolia
5 4 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (3.17%) GCP
5 4 (3.17%) Serverless
5 4 (3.17%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (2.38%) Office 365
7 1 (0.79%) Apigee
7 1 (0.79%) IaaS
7 1 (0.79%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.97%) SAN
1 5 (3.97%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.17%) DNS
2 4 (3.17%) Firewall
3 3 (2.38%) ATM
3 3 (2.38%) NAS
3 3 (2.38%) SSL
4 2 (1.59%) LAN
4 2 (1.59%) Network Security
5 1 (0.79%) DHCP
5 1 (0.79%) DWDM
5 1 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.79%) HTTP
5 1 (0.79%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.79%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.79%) SMS
5 1 (0.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.70%) DB2
2 8 (6.35%) DbVisualizer
2 8 (6.35%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.17%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.59%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.79%) Essbase
6 1 (0.79%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 30 (23.81%) Git (software)
2 23 (18.25%) Grunt
2 23 (18.25%) Jasmine
2 23 (18.25%) Karma Test Runner
3 22 (17.46%) Bower
4 13 (10.32%) JIRA
5 12 (9.52%) Selenium
6 11 (8.73%) Subversion
7 8 (6.35%) Cucumber
8 6 (4.76%) SoapUI
9 5 (3.97%) Jenkins
10 4 (3.17%) AppScan
10 4 (3.17%) Burp Suite
10 4 (3.17%) git-flow
10 4 (3.17%) JUnit
10 4 (3.17%) Mockito
10 4 (3.17%) WebDriver
11 3 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.79%) GitLab
General
1 42 (33.33%) Games
2 30 (23.81%) Finance
3 28 (22.22%) Retail
4 7 (5.56%) Banking
5 4 (3.17%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.38%) Law
6 3 (2.38%) Public Sector
6 3 (2.38%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.59%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.59%) Legal
7 2 (1.59%) Marketing
8 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (28.57%) Developer
2 23 (18.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 18 (14.29%) Consultant
4 12 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 11 (8.73%) Architect
5 11 (8.73%) E-Commerce Manager
5 11 (8.73%) E-Commerce Project Manager
5 11 (8.73%) Magento Developer
6 10 (7.94%) Tester
7 9 (7.14%) React Developer
7 9 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (6.35%) WebSphere Consultant
9 7 (5.56%) Administrator
10 5 (3.97%) Analyst
11 4 (3.17%) Automation Tester
11 4 (3.17%) E-Commerce Tester
11 4 (3.17%) Java Automation Tester
11 4 (3.17%) Java Developer
11 4 (3.17%) Manual Tester
11 4 (3.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (23.81%) HTML
2 27 (21.43%) AngularJS
3 23 (18.25%) CSS
3 23 (18.25%) Sass
3 23 (18.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 23 (18.25%) XHTML
4 22 (17.46%) Dojo
4 22 (17.46%) jQuery
4 22 (17.46%) LESS
4 22 (17.46%) Semantic HTML
5 19 (15.08%) J2EE
6 16 (12.70%) JSP
7 15 (11.90%) React
8 11 (8.73%) KnockoutJS
8 11 (8.73%) RESTful
9 10 (7.94%) Spring
9 10 (7.94%) Web Services
10 9 (7.14%) LDAP
10 9 (7.14%) Middleware
11 8 (6.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.25%) User Experience
1 23 (18.25%) W3C
2 22 (17.46%) Vector Graphics
3 15 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.14%) DataPower
5 8 (6.35%) Mainframe
6 7 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (4.76%) Clustering
7 6 (4.76%) Data Centre
7 6 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (3.17%) EMC VNX
8 4 (3.17%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.17%) Replication
9 3 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (2.38%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (1.59%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.59%) EMC Centera
10 2 (1.59%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (1.59%) EMC VNXe
10 2 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.87%) Unix
2 16 (12.70%) Linux
3 14 (11.11%) Windows
4 5 (3.97%) AIX
4 5 (3.97%) Solaris
5 4 (3.17%) Android
5 4 (3.17%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.38%) zOS
7 2 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.59%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.79%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.79%) MVS
8 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (37.30%) E-Commerce
3 35 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (23.81%) Unit Testing
5 26 (20.63%) BDD
5 26 (20.63%) TDD
6 23 (18.25%) Sprint Planning
6 23 (18.25%) Wireframes
7 22 (17.46%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 22 (17.46%) Front End Development
7 22 (17.46%) Responsive Web Design
8 17 (13.49%) Migration
9 15 (11.90%) Presales
10 14 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (10.32%) Project Management
11 13 (10.32%) Time Management
12 12 (9.52%) Contract Negotiation
12 12 (9.52%) Test Automation
12 12 (9.52%) Waterfall
13 11 (8.73%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 62 (49.21%) Java
2 30 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 17 (13.49%) SQL
4 14 (11.11%) PHP
5 11 (8.73%) Python
6 9 (7.14%) Perl
6 9 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.76%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.17%) COBOL
8 4 (3.17%) Korn
9 3 (2.38%) Assembly Language
9 3 (2.38%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.59%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.59%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (0.79%) JCL
Qualifications
1 8 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.17%) SANS
4 2 (1.59%) MCSE
4 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.79%) MCP
5 1 (0.79%) MCSA
5 1 (0.79%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 5 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.17%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.17%) Firmware
4 3 (2.38%) NFS
4 3 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.59%) PowerHA
5 2 (1.59%) SRDF
5 2 (1.59%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (1.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.79%) Docker
6 1 (0.79%) KVM
6 1 (0.79%) RACF
6 1 (0.79%) Samba
6 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.79%) vSphere
6 1 (0.79%) Xen
6 1 (0.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (4.76%) Terraform
2 5 (3.97%) NetBackup
2 5 (3.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (3.17%) WebInspect
4 3 (2.38%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.38%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (2.38%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.59%) Ansible
5 2 (1.59%) Avamar
5 2 (1.59%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.59%) EMC TimeFinder
5 2 (1.59%) Nagios
5 2 (1.59%) NetApp OnCommand
5 2 (1.59%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (1.59%) QRadar
5 2 (1.59%) SCCM
5 2 (1.59%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.79%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.79%) WMI
Vendors
1 22 (17.46%) Sitecore
2 20 (15.87%) hybris
3 17 (13.49%) SAP
4 15 (11.90%) Oracle
5 14 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 10 (7.94%) HP
6 10 (7.94%) Veritas
7 9 (7.14%) VMware
8 7 (5.56%) Dell
8 7 (5.56%) EMC
9 5 (3.97%) Adobe
10 4 (3.17%) Atlassian
10 4 (3.17%) Brocade
10 4 (3.17%) CA
10 4 (3.17%) Elastic Path
10 4 (3.17%) Google
10 4 (3.17%) NetApp
10 4 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (3.17%) Symantec
10 4 (3.17%) Veeam