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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 49 74
Rank change year-on-year -16 +25  
Contract jobs citing IBM 61 77 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.87% 3.10% 2.13%
As % of the Vendors category 6.30% 6.54% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 43 33
Median daily rate £394 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £348 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £401
% change year-on-year +0.93% -0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +78.57% -25.66%  

IBM is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 969 1178 1325
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 45.58% 47.50% 50.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 661 725
Median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 92 119
Median hourly rate £17.77 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.80 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.10 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing IBM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire +15 20 £375 -12.28% 4
Hertfordshire -20 20 £450 +12.50% 5
Essex -6 11 £265 -33.75%
Norfolk -5 4 - - 1
Cambridgeshire 0 3 £500 +21.21% 1
Suffolk -4 3 £406 -9.72% 2
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 42 (43.75%) Java
2 38 (39.58%) WebSphere
3 31 (32.29%) XML
3 31 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (28.13%) JavaScript
5 26 (27.08%) J2EE
6 23 (23.96%) OO
6 23 (23.96%) CRM
7 21 (21.88%) Linux
8 20 (20.83%) Oracle
8 20 (20.83%) HTML
8 20 (20.83%) SQL
8 20 (20.83%) Web Services
9 19 (19.79%) Marketing
10 18 (18.75%) Unix
11 15 (15.63%) SOA
11 15 (15.63%) Microsoft
11 15 (15.63%) TDD
11 15 (15.63%) Finance
11 15 (15.63%) Analytics
12 14 (14.58%) CSS
13 13 (13.54%) JSP
13 13 (13.54%) SAP
13 13 (13.54%) Windows
13 13 (13.54%) Unica
14 12 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
14 12 (12.50%) Software Engineering
14 12 (12.50%) Ajax
14 12 (12.50%) .NET
14 12 (12.50%) HP

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 38 (39.58%) WebSphere
2 11 (11.46%) WebLogic
2 11 (11.46%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.21%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (4.17%) Apache
5 4 (4.17%) IIS
6 3 (3.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (3.13%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (3.13%) JBoss
6 3 (3.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.08%) CMS
7 2 (2.08%) Confluence
7 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.08%) MS Exchange
7 2 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.04%) Anypoint
8 1 (1.04%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 10 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.25%) MS Visio
3 5 (5.21%) MS Office
4 4 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.08%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (2.08%) ImageReady
5 2 (2.08%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.04%) MS Project
6 1 (1.04%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (13.54%) Unica
2 9 (9.38%) SAP HCM
3 5 (5.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (3.13%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (2.08%) Magento
6 1 (1.04%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (1.04%) Maximo
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (1.04%) SAP HR
6 1 (1.04%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.38%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (5.21%) Boomi
3 3 (3.13%) IBM Blueworks
3 3 (3.13%) Silverpop
4 2 (2.08%) G Suite
4 2 (2.08%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.04%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.04%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.29%) Firewall
2 6 (6.25%) HTTP
2 6 (6.25%) LDAP
3 5 (5.21%) DNS
3 5 (5.21%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.17%) SSL
5 3 (3.13%) FTP
5 3 (3.13%) HTTPS
6 2 (2.08%) DHCP
7 1 (1.04%) LAN
7 1 (1.04%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.04%) Network Security
7 1 (1.04%) SAN
7 1 (1.04%) SMS
7 1 (1.04%) SNMP
7 1 (1.04%) WAN
7 1 (1.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) DB2
3 4 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.08%) Big Data
5 2 (2.08%) DataStage
5 2 (2.08%) DbVisualizer
5 2 (2.08%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.04%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (10.42%) Ant
2 7 (7.29%) Cucumber
3 5 (5.21%) AccuRev
3 5 (5.21%) Eclipse
3 5 (5.21%) JIRA
4 4 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.17%) Selenium
4 4 (4.17%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.13%) JUnit
5 3 (3.13%) Maven
5 3 (3.13%) Rational Application Developer
6 2 (2.08%) Appium
6 2 (2.08%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (2.08%) Gradle
6 2 (2.08%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.08%) Lombardi
6 2 (2.08%) Rational Rose
6 2 (2.08%) Subversion
6 2 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (19.79%) Marketing
2 15 (15.63%) Finance
3 9 (9.38%) Retail
4 5 (5.21%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.13%) Legal
6 1 (1.04%) Automotive
6 1 (1.04%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.04%) French Language
6 1 (1.04%) Games
6 1 (1.04%) German Language
6 1 (1.04%) Military
6 1 (1.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (35.42%) Developer
2 20 (20.83%) Java Developer
3 14 (14.58%) Consultant
4 10 (10.42%) Analyst
4 10 (10.42%) WebSphere Developer
5 9 (9.38%) Architect
6 6 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 5 (5.21%) Campaign Manager
7 5 (5.21%) Integration Developer
7 5 (5.21%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.17%) Data Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) Data Migration Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) Designer
8 4 (4.17%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Java WebSphere Developer
8 4 (4.17%) Migration Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) Node.js Developer
8 4 (4.17%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 3 (3.13%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (32.29%) XML
2 26 (27.08%) J2EE
3 20 (20.83%) HTML
3 20 (20.83%) Web Services
4 14 (14.58%) CSS
5 13 (13.54%) JSP
6 12 (12.50%) .NET
6 12 (12.50%) Ajax
6 12 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
7 10 (10.42%) JSON
7 10 (10.42%) XHTML
8 9 (9.38%) Middleware
8 9 (9.38%) SOAP
9 8 (8.33%) HTML5
9 8 (8.33%) Java EE
9 8 (8.33%) JPA
9 8 (8.33%) LESS
9 8 (8.33%) Sass
9 8 (8.33%) Servlets
10 7 (7.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) DataPower
2 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.21%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.13%) Clustering
5 3 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.08%) Replication
6 2 (2.08%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.08%) Web 2.0
7 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.04%) Fintech
7 1 (1.04%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.04%) LPAR
7 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.88%) Linux
2 18 (18.75%) Unix
3 13 (13.54%) Windows
4 6 (6.25%) Solaris
5 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.17%) AIX
6 4 (4.17%) Windows Server
7 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.04%) CentOS
8 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (23.96%) CRM
2 23 (23.96%) OO
3 15 (15.63%) Analytics
3 15 (15.63%) SOA
3 15 (15.63%) TDD
4 12 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 11 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (11.46%) RAD
6 10 (10.42%) BDD
7 9 (9.38%) ITIL
8 8 (8.33%) B2C
8 8 (8.33%) Open Source
9 7 (7.29%) Data Modelling
9 7 (7.29%) E-Commerce
9 7 (7.29%) Release Management
10 6 (6.25%) Configuration Management
10 6 (6.25%) Pair Programming
10 6 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (43.75%) Java
2 27 (28.13%) JavaScript
3 20 (20.83%) SQL
4 6 (6.25%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.17%) C#
6 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.08%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.04%) Python
8 1 (1.04%) Ruby
8 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (3.13%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.04%) CEH
2 1 (1.04%) CISM
2 1 (1.04%) CISSP
2 1 (1.04%) IBM Certification
2 1 (1.04%) ISEB
2 1 (1.04%) OCPJP
2 1 (1.04%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.42%) QA
2 2 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.04%) DFS Replication
3 1 (1.04%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (8.33%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 4 (4.17%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.08%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.08%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.08%) SCCM
3 2 (2.08%) WSUS
4 1 (1.04%) Aspera SmartTrack
4 1 (1.04%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.04%) QRadar
4 1 (1.04%) WMI
Vendors
1 20 (20.83%) Oracle
2 15 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 13 (13.54%) SAP
4 12 (12.50%) HP
5 9 (9.38%) Dell
6 5 (5.21%) Google
6 5 (5.21%) hybris
7 4 (4.17%) Adobe
7 4 (4.17%) VMware
8 3 (3.13%) MuleSoft
8 3 (3.13%) Pega
8 3 (3.13%) TIBCO
9 2 (2.08%) Atlassian
9 2 (2.08%) CommVault
9 2 (2.08%) FatWire
9 2 (2.08%) Omniture
9 2 (2.08%) WSO2
10 1 (1.04%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.04%) Remedy
10 1 (1.04%) Siemens
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