Period
to 27 July 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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 90 85 80
Rank change year-on-year -5 -5 +22
Contract jobs citing IBM 40 32 126
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.82% 1.83% 2.91%
As % of the Vendors category 4.21% 4.24% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 59
10th Percentile £457 £295 £326
25th Percentile £485 £392 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £455 £450
Median % change year-on-year +12.64% +1.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £588 £528 £525
90th Percentile £641 £544 £553
England median daily rate £510 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +7.37% +4.45% -1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £51.25 £47.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% - -
England median hourly rate £50.50 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +44.29% -17.65% +107.32%

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 950 754 1,963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 43.12% 43.09% 45.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 416 1,125
10th Percentile £132 £181 £213
25th Percentile £250 £313 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £525 £525 £525
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 60 91
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.89 £10.58
25th Percentile £12.58 £14.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £16.21
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +23.42% -1.79%
75th Percentile £22.06 £45.00 £37.88
90th Percentile £40.00 £59.08 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.83 £19.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year -3.42% +4.28% +6.86%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +4 28 £475 +24.18% 11
Essex +1 10 £513 -2.38% 2
Cambridgeshire -3 2 £581 +58.16%
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 26 (65.00%) Java
2 21 (52.50%) Jenkins
3 19 (47.50%) Oracle
4 18 (45.00%) JIRA
5 16 (40.00%) WebSphere
5 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (40.00%) E-Commerce
5 16 (40.00%) Social Skills
6 15 (37.50%) AWS
7 14 (35.00%) Xerox
7 14 (35.00%) IBM Domino
8 13 (32.50%) Linux
8 13 (32.50%) MySQL
8 13 (32.50%) Scrum
8 13 (32.50%) Test Scripting
8 13 (32.50%) Security Cleared
9 12 (30.00%) Test Automation
9 12 (30.00%) Magento
9 12 (30.00%) DevOps
9 12 (30.00%) Microservices
10 11 (27.50%) GitLab
10 11 (27.50%) Kubernetes
10 11 (27.50%) Docker
10 11 (27.50%) Git (software)
10 11 (27.50%) SQL
10 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
10 11 (27.50%) Windows
11 10 (25.00%) Python
11 10 (25.00%) MATLAB
11 10 (25.00%) Simulink

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 16 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 14 (35.00%) IBM Domino
3 8 (20.00%) Confluence
3 8 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 8 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (15.00%) Apache
4 6 (15.00%) Apache ServiceMix
5 4 (10.00%) MQSeries
6 3 (7.50%) Apache Solr
7 2 (5.00%) JBoss
7 2 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (2.50%) CMS
8 1 (2.50%) CoreMedia CMS
Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Simulink
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Magento
2 6 (15.00%) Shopify
3 2 (5.00%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 15 (37.50%) AWS
2 9 (22.50%) Azure
2 9 (22.50%) GCP
3 7 (17.50%) Serverless
4 6 (15.00%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (5.00%) Amazon EKS
5 2 (5.00%) Attraqt
5 2 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (5.00%) AWS CodePipeline
5 2 (5.00%) Azure Pipelines
5 2 (5.00%) CloudTest
5 2 (5.00%) IaaS
5 2 (5.00%) OpenShift
5 2 (5.00%) PaaS
5 2 (5.00%) SaaS
5 2 (5.00%) SpeedCurve
6 1 (2.50%) Akamai
6 1 (2.50%) AWS CodeCommit
6 1 (2.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) Firewall
2 6 (15.00%) DNS
2 6 (15.00%) FTP
2 6 (15.00%) HTTP
2 6 (15.00%) SSH
2 6 (15.00%) SSL
3 1 (2.50%) IPv4
3 1 (2.50%) LAN
3 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) MySQL
2 10 (25.00%) DB2
3 9 (22.50%) DbVisualizer
4 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.50%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 21 (52.50%) Jenkins
2 18 (45.00%) JIRA
3 11 (27.50%) Git (software)
3 11 (27.50%) GitLab
4 10 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
5 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
6 7 (17.50%) Selenium
7 6 (15.00%) Maven
8 4 (10.00%) Artifactory
8 4 (10.00%) REST Assured
8 4 (10.00%) WebDriver
9 3 (7.50%) Postman
9 3 (7.50%) SoapUI
10 2 (5.00%) JMeter
10 2 (5.00%) LoadRunner
10 2 (5.00%) NeoLoad
10 2 (5.00%) Vagrant
10 2 (5.00%) WebPageTest
11 1 (2.50%) CA Gen
General
1 16 (40.00%) Social Skills
2 10 (25.00%) Retail
3 9 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.50%) Law
5 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.50%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (17.50%) Tester
2 6 (15.00%) Architect
3 4 (10.00%) Automation Tester
3 4 (10.00%) Java Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Developer
4 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce Tester
4 3 (7.50%) Manual Tester
4 3 (7.50%) Software Validation Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Software Verification Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Validation Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Verification Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Ada Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) DB2 Developer
6 1 (2.50%) IBM Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) Spring
2 9 (22.50%) RabbitMQ
2 9 (22.50%) Spring Boot
3 8 (20.00%) RESTful
4 7 (17.50%) Node.js
5 6 (15.00%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (10.00%) Gherkin
6 4 (10.00%) HTML
6 4 (10.00%) JMS
6 4 (10.00%) Web Services
7 3 (7.50%) Flash
7 3 (7.50%) J2EE
7 3 (7.50%) XML
8 2 (5.00%) SOAP
9 1 (2.50%) .NET
9 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
9 1 (2.50%) CSS
9 1 (2.50%) Middleware
9 1 (2.50%) OAuth
9 1 (2.50%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Clustering
1 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.50%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) FMCG
4 1 (2.50%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) Linux
2 11 (27.50%) Windows
3 8 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 13 (32.50%) Scrum
2 13 (32.50%) Test Scripting
3 12 (30.00%) DevOps
3 12 (30.00%) Microservices
3 12 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 10 (25.00%) OO
4 10 (25.00%) SysML
4 10 (25.00%) UML
5 9 (22.50%) BDD
5 9 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (22.50%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (20.00%) Problem Management
7 7 (17.50%) Coaching
7 7 (17.50%) ITIL
7 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
7 7 (17.50%) System Testing
8 6 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 26 (65.00%) Java
2 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
2 11 (27.50%) SQL
3 10 (25.00%) MATLAB
3 10 (25.00%) Python
4 9 (22.50%) PHP
5 7 (17.50%) Bash Shell
5 7 (17.50%) Go
5 7 (17.50%) TypeScript
6 6 (15.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (7.50%) Ada
7 3 (7.50%) Perl
8 2 (5.00%) AWK
8 2 (5.00%) Ruby
9 1 (2.50%) C
9 1 (2.50%) C#
9 1 (2.50%) Groovy
9 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.50%) VB
9 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (32.50%) Security Cleared
2 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (27.50%) Docker
2 6 (15.00%) Postfix
2 6 (15.00%) qmail
2 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) Kubernetes
2 8 (20.00%) Terraform
3 7 (17.50%) Ansible
4 6 (15.00%) Grafana
5 4 (10.00%) Kibana
6 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (5.00%) Puppet
6 2 (5.00%) SCCM
7 1 (2.50%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 19 (47.50%) Oracle
2 14 (35.00%) Xerox
3 8 (20.00%) Dynatrace
3 8 (20.00%) New Relic
4 6 (15.00%) hybris
4 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (15.00%) VMware
5 5 (12.50%) ServiceNow
6 3 (7.50%) Atlassian
7 2 (5.00%) Alibaba
7 2 (5.00%) AppDynamics
7 2 (5.00%) Google
7 2 (5.00%) SAP
8 1 (2.50%) Ab Initio
8 1 (2.50%) Teradata
8 1 (2.50%) TIBCO