Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 66 110 122
Rank change year-on-year +44 +12 -35
Contract jobs citing IBM 26 57 80
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.82% 1.58% 1.77%
As % of the Vendors category 4.22% 3.55% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 35 46
Median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -1.18%
10th Percentile £420 £210 £312
90th Percentile £609 £554 £544
England median daily rate £480 £468 £470
% change year-on-year +2.56% -0.43% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £35.00
10th Percentile £30.00 - £32.50
90th Percentile £52.50 - £37.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £33.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +36.36% -19.51% +70.83%

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 616 1,606 2,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 43.23% 44.56% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 974 1,285
Median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% -
10th Percentile £163 £188 £190
90th Percentile £550 £600 £575
England median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 118 134
Median hourly rate £22.42 £17.30 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.60% +4.85% -0.39%
10th Percentile £11.99 £12.15 £10.69
90th Percentile £53.50 £52.35 £44.45
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £17.41
% change year-on-year +22.99% +7.41% +2.41%

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 16 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing IBM in the East of England over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

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 16 January 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 +23 18 £450 +17.65% 11
Essex +10 5 £547 +2.24%
Bedfordshire +22 3 - - 1
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 17 (65.38%) Oracle
2 15 (57.69%) SQL
3 11 (42.31%) WebSphere
4 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (34.62%) Git (software)
4 9 (34.62%) Windows
4 9 (34.62%) Shell Script
5 8 (30.77%) Unix
6 7 (26.92%) Java
6 7 (26.92%) Perl
6 7 (26.92%) Linux
6 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
6 7 (26.92%) AWS
6 7 (26.92%) JIRA
6 7 (26.92%) Finance
6 7 (26.92%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (23.08%) Ansible
7 6 (23.08%) Terraform
7 6 (23.08%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (23.08%) Migration
8 5 (19.23%) HP
8 5 (19.23%) Tivoli
8 5 (19.23%) Netcool
8 5 (19.23%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 5 (19.23%) SAP
8 5 (19.23%) SOAP
8 5 (19.23%) DB2
8 5 (19.23%) SNMP
8 5 (19.23%) Python
8 5 (19.23%) Statistics

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 11 (42.31%) WebSphere
2 6 (23.08%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (11.54%) IBM Notes
3 3 (11.54%) JBoss
3 3 (11.54%) Tomcat
4 2 (7.69%) Apache Solr
5 1 (3.85%) IBM Domino
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Simulink
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Magento
2 2 (7.69%) Fredhopper
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (7.69%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (3.85%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (3.85%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) AWS
2 3 (11.54%) Azure
2 3 (11.54%) Route 53
3 2 (7.69%) GCP
3 2 (7.69%) SpeedCurve
4 1 (3.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (3.85%) GitHub
4 1 (3.85%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) SNMP
2 1 (3.85%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) DB2
2 4 (15.38%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
4 2 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (7.69%) Big Data
4 2 (7.69%) Blockchain
4 2 (7.69%) MySQL
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (3.85%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (3.85%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (3.85%) OLAP
5 1 (3.85%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Git (software)
2 7 (26.92%) JIRA
3 5 (19.23%) Bitbucket
3 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 2 (7.69%) JMeter
4 2 (7.69%) JUnit
4 2 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (7.69%) REST Assured
4 2 (7.69%) Selenium
4 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
4 2 (7.69%) WebPageTest
5 1 (3.85%) MagicDraw
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Games
2 4 (15.38%) Retail
3 3 (11.54%) Banking
4 2 (7.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.85%) Billing
5 1 (3.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Consultant
2 3 (11.54%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Automation Tester
3 2 (7.69%) DBA
3 2 (7.69%) Developer
3 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce Manager
3 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce Project Manager
3 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce Tester
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Performance Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Tester
3 2 (7.69%) Tivoli Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) IT Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) TM1 Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) SOAP
2 4 (15.38%) J2EE
2 4 (15.38%) Web Services
3 2 (7.69%) Gherkin
3 2 (7.69%) RESTful
4 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.85%) Kafka
4 1 (3.85%) Middleware
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (3.85%) React
4 1 (3.85%) REST
4 1 (3.85%) Spring
4 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (7.69%) FMCG
3 2 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Unix
3 7 (26.92%) Linux
4 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (3.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) E-Commerce
3 6 (23.08%) Migration
4 5 (19.23%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (19.23%) SDLC
4 5 (19.23%) Statistics
5 4 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (11.54%) Deployment Automation
6 3 (11.54%) DevOps
6 3 (11.54%) Mathematics
6 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
6 3 (11.54%) Time Management
6 3 (11.54%) Workflow
7 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
7 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Physics
7 2 (7.69%) Project Management
7 2 (7.69%) Scrum
7 2 (7.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) SQL
2 9 (34.62%) Shell Script
3 7 (26.92%) Java
3 7 (26.92%) Perl
4 5 (19.23%) Python
5 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
5 3 (11.54%) Jython
5 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
6 2 (7.69%) AWK
6 2 (7.69%) MATLAB
6 2 (7.69%) PHP
7 1 (3.85%) F#
7 1 (3.85%) Haskell
7 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.85%) Scala
7 1 (3.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) MCSE
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (11.54%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Ansible
1 6 (23.08%) Terraform
2 5 (19.23%) HP ALM
2 5 (19.23%) Netcool
2 5 (19.23%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 5 (19.23%) Netcool/Webtop
2 5 (19.23%) Tivoli
3 3 (11.54%) NetBackup
3 3 (11.54%) vRealize
4 2 (7.69%) Grafana
4 2 (7.69%) Kubernetes
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Statspack
5 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) HP
2 5 (19.23%) SAP
2 5 (19.23%) Splunk
3 4 (15.38%) hybris
3 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 3 (11.54%) Lotus
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.54%) Veeam
4 3 (11.54%) Veritas
4 3 (11.54%) VMware
5 2 (7.69%) AppDynamics
5 2 (7.69%) Dynatrace
5 2 (7.69%) Google
5 2 (7.69%) New Relic
6 1 (3.85%) Cognos
6 1 (3.85%) Xerox