Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 80 81
Rank change year-on-year -26 +1 +23
Contract jobs citing IBM 110 119 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.13% 2.44% 2.55%
As % of the Vendors category 4.80% 4.95% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 41 80
East of England median daily rate £425 £403 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% -3.88% +4.69%
10th Percentile £299 £163 £250
90th Percentile £604 £525 £575
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 12
East of England median hourly rate - £31.50 £29.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.85% -6.82%
England median hourly rate £24.00 £36.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year -33.33% +14.50% +46.23%

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 2294 2406 2737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 44.46% 49.36% 46.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1235 1330 1496
East of England median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £191 £210 £200
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 191 285
East of England median hourly rate £16.47 £17.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.15% -17.07% -0.61%
10th Percentile £10.47 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.65 £43.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -20 42 £450 +13.92% 5
Bedfordshire +2 22 £345 +9.52%
Essex -5 20 £438 +9.38%
Cambridgeshire -6 14 £354 -41.04% 1
Norfolk -24 9 £500 +12.68%
Suffolk +12 2 £513 +388.10%
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for IBM.

1 41 (37.27%) SQL
2 39 (35.45%) Java
3 34 (30.91%) WebSphere
4 29 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (20.00%) Windows
6 20 (18.18%) Oracle
6 20 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 19 (17.27%) XML
8 18 (16.36%) SC Cleared
9 17 (15.45%) Web Services
9 17 (15.45%) Spring
10 16 (14.55%) JavaScript
10 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
11 15 (13.64%) SQL Server
11 15 (13.64%) J2EE
11 15 (13.64%) VMware
11 15 (13.64%) DataPower
11 15 (13.64%) IBM Integration Bus
12 14 (12.73%) Git (software)
12 14 (12.73%) REST
12 14 (12.73%) WebSphere Application Server
12 14 (12.73%) HTML
12 14 (12.73%) Unix
12 14 (12.73%) Linux
12 14 (12.73%) CRM
12 14 (12.73%) Cognos
13 13 (11.82%) DB2
13 13 (11.82%) Marketing
14 12 (10.91%) SOAP
14 12 (10.91%) XSLT

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 34 (30.91%) WebSphere
2 14 (12.73%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (7.27%) MS Exchange
4 7 (6.36%) Skype for Business
5 6 (5.45%) Apache
5 6 (5.45%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.55%) MQSeries
6 5 (4.55%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (2.73%) Commerce Server
7 3 (2.73%) SAS
8 2 (1.82%) CMS
8 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.82%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.91%) CICS
9 1 (0.91%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.91%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.91%) JBoss
9 1 (0.91%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.73%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.91%) HipChat
3 1 (0.91%) ImageReady
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.91%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.91%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (6.36%) Unica
2 5 (4.55%) Adobe Campaign
2 5 (4.55%) ResourceLink
3 4 (3.64%) Magento
4 3 (2.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (2.73%) Cognos Planning
4 3 (2.73%) Maximo
5 2 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.82%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.82%) Boomi
2 2 (1.82%) CheetahMail
2 2 (1.82%) MailChimp
2 2 (1.82%) Silverpop
2 2 (1.82%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.91%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.91%) Office 365
3 1 (0.91%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
2 10 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 8 (7.27%) SAN
4 7 (6.36%) DHCP
4 7 (6.36%) DNS
4 7 (6.36%) HTTP
4 7 (6.36%) NAS
5 6 (5.45%) Firewall
5 6 (5.45%) iSCSI
6 5 (4.55%) Internet
6 5 (4.55%) SSL
7 4 (3.64%) LDAP
8 1 (0.91%) ATM
8 1 (0.91%) FTP
8 1 (0.91%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.91%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.91%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.91%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.82%) DB2
3 10 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (8.18%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 9 (8.18%) Cognos Report Studio
5 7 (6.36%) MySQL
6 5 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.73%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 3 (2.73%) Cognos Connection
7 3 (2.73%) Cognos Event Studio
7 3 (2.73%) Cognos Query Studio
7 3 (2.73%) MOLAP
7 3 (2.73%) OLAP
7 3 (2.73%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.73%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.82%) DbVisualizer
8 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (12.73%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.18%) Maven
3 8 (7.27%) Jenkins
3 8 (7.27%) Subversion
4 7 (6.36%) Eclipse
4 7 (6.36%) JUnit
5 5 (4.55%) Gradle
5 5 (4.55%) Log4j
5 5 (4.55%) Mockito
6 4 (3.64%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (2.73%) Ant
7 3 (2.73%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (2.73%) JIRA
8 2 (1.82%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.82%) Selenium
8 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.82%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.91%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.91%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (11.82%) Marketing
2 8 (7.27%) Finance
2 8 (7.27%) Retail
3 4 (3.64%) Games
3 4 (3.64%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.82%) Automotive
4 2 (1.82%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.91%) Billing
5 1 (0.91%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.91%) French Language
5 1 (0.91%) German Language
5 1 (0.91%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (36.36%) Developer
2 12 (10.91%) Consultant
3 11 (10.00%) Analyst
4 9 (8.18%) Cognos Developer
5 8 (7.27%) WebSphere Developer
6 7 (6.36%) Architect
6 7 (6.36%) Java Developer
7 5 (4.55%) Designer
7 5 (4.55%) Technical Leader
7 5 (4.55%) WebSphere Architect
8 4 (3.64%) Administrator
8 4 (3.64%) Campaign Specialist
8 4 (3.64%) Integration Developer
8 4 (3.64%) Storage Analyst
9 3 (2.73%) Business Analyst
9 3 (2.73%) Cognos Consultant
9 3 (2.73%) Data Analyst
9 3 (2.73%) Java WebSphere Developer
9 3 (2.73%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.73%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.27%) XML
2 17 (15.45%) Spring
2 17 (15.45%) Web Services
3 15 (13.64%) IBM Integration Bus
3 15 (13.64%) J2EE
4 14 (12.73%) HTML
4 14 (12.73%) REST
5 12 (10.91%) SOAP
5 12 (10.91%) XSLT
6 11 (10.00%) JSON
7 10 (9.09%) .NET
7 10 (9.09%) CSS
8 9 (8.18%) Ajax
8 9 (8.18%) RESTful
8 9 (8.18%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (7.27%) EJB
9 8 (7.27%) Spring Boot
10 7 (6.36%) JSP
10 7 (6.36%) Middleware
11 5 (4.55%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.64%) DataPower
2 8 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.27%) Clustering
3 7 (6.36%) Replication
4 6 (5.45%) Client/Server
4 6 (5.45%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.64%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.64%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.73%) AS400
6 3 (2.73%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.73%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.82%) iSeries
8 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.91%) LPAR
8 1 (0.91%) PMI
8 1 (0.91%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.91%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.91%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.00%) Windows
2 14 (12.73%) Linux
2 14 (12.73%) Unix
3 8 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (6.36%) Solaris
5 6 (5.45%) Windows Server
6 5 (4.55%) HPUX
7 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.82%) Android
8 2 (1.82%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.82%) zOS
9 1 (0.91%) AIX
9 1 (0.91%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (12.73%) CRM
3 12 (10.91%) E-Commerce
4 11 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (10.00%) TDD
5 10 (9.09%) Analytics
5 10 (9.09%) Scrum
6 9 (8.18%) ETL
6 9 (8.18%) Migration
7 8 (7.27%) ITIL
8 7 (6.36%) API Development
8 7 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (6.36%) DevOps
8 7 (6.36%) SOA
8 7 (6.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (5.45%) Data Modelling
9 6 (5.45%) OO
9 6 (5.45%) Project Management
10 5 (4.55%) Configuration Management
10 5 (4.55%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 41 (37.27%) SQL
2 39 (35.45%) Java
3 16 (14.55%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.18%) PowerShell
5 6 (5.45%) VBScript
6 5 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 5 (4.55%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.73%) Python
8 2 (1.82%) Perl
8 2 (1.82%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.82%) RPG
8 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.82%) VBA
9 1 (0.91%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.91%) COBOL
9 1 (0.91%) Groovy
9 1 (0.91%) Jython
9 1 (0.91%) PHP
9 1 (0.91%) R
9 1 (0.91%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.36%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.27%) Degree
4 7 (6.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (4.55%) MCSA
5 5 (4.55%) MCSE
5 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.55%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.82%) CBAP
6 2 (1.82%) IIBA
6 2 (1.82%) ISEB
6 2 (1.82%) VCAP
7 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.91%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.45%) QA
2 2 (1.82%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.82%) SLA
3 1 (0.91%) GCP
3 1 (0.91%) GxP
3 1 (0.91%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.91%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (10.91%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.36%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (5.45%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.45%) Terminal Services
5 4 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.82%) vSphere
7 1 (0.91%) Docker
7 1 (0.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 8 (7.27%) Tivoli
2 7 (6.36%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 6 (5.45%) Backup Exec
3 6 (5.45%) HP Data Protector
3 6 (5.45%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (5.45%) NetBackup
3 6 (5.45%) SCCM
3 6 (5.45%) SCOM
4 5 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.73%) Ansible
5 3 (2.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.82%) Puppet
7 1 (0.91%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.91%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.91%) Mesos
7 1 (0.91%) Rancher
7 1 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.91%) Terraform
7 1 (0.91%) yum
Vendors
1 20 (18.18%) Oracle
2 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
3 15 (13.64%) VMware
4 14 (12.73%) Cognos
5 10 (9.09%) CommVault
6 8 (7.27%) Citrix
6 8 (7.27%) Dell
6 8 (7.27%) HP
7 7 (6.36%) 3PAR
7 7 (6.36%) Adobe
7 7 (6.36%) NetApp
7 7 (6.36%) Symantec
8 6 (5.45%) Brocade
8 6 (5.45%) EqualLogic
8 6 (5.45%) Veritas
9 5 (4.55%) hybris
9 5 (4.55%) NGA Human Resources
9 5 (4.55%) Northgate
9 5 (4.55%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.64%) Talend