Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 96 89
Rank change year-on-year -37 -7 -14
Contract jobs citing IBM 78 113 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.57% 2.23% 2.23%
As % of the Vendors category 3.25% 5.10% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 46 36
East of England median daily rate £420 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +5.92% -5.59%
10th Percentile £311 £302 £156
90th Percentile £543 £606 £519
England median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
East of England median hourly rate £34.00 - £31.50
10th Percentile £31.60 - £24.90
90th Percentile £37.20 - £39.50
England median hourly rate £41.00 £25.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +64.00% -30.56% +14.50%

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 2,399 2,217 2,339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 48.18% 43.81% 48.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,401 1,214 1,289
East of England median daily rate £428 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £190 £200 £210
90th Percentile £584 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 142 187
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £10.68 £10.41 £10.70
90th Percentile £43.00 £44.95 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018. 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
Essex -8 31 £500 +17.65%
Hertfordshire -27 20 £350 -22.22% 14
Bedfordshire +1 14 £338 -2.17% 4
Norfolk +11 8 £305 -44.55%
Cambridgeshire +4 5 £425 +20.14% 4
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 31 (39.74%) Java
2 26 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 23 (29.49%) XML
4 22 (28.21%) Linux
4 22 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (26.92%) Marketing
6 20 (25.64%) Web Services
7 19 (24.36%) Spring
8 18 (23.08%) HTML
8 18 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (21.79%) Oracle
9 17 (21.79%) CSS
9 17 (21.79%) Windows
10 16 (20.51%) SOAP
10 16 (20.51%) SQL
10 16 (20.51%) Microsoft
10 16 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (20.51%) Spring Boot
11 15 (19.23%) REST
11 15 (19.23%) Unix
11 15 (19.23%) Security Cleared
12 14 (17.95%) Microservices
13 13 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
14 12 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
14 12 (15.38%) DevOps
14 12 (15.38%) SC Cleared
14 12 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
15 11 (14.10%) Test Automation
15 11 (14.10%) WildFly
16 10 (12.82%) JavaScript

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 26 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 11 (14.10%) WildFly
3 8 (10.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (8.97%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (6.41%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (6.41%) WebLogic
6 4 (5.13%) OpenStack
7 3 (3.85%) IBM Connections
8 1 (1.28%) CICS
8 1 (1.28%) CMS
8 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.28%) JBoss
8 1 (1.28%) MQSeries
8 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.28%) SAS
8 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (3.85%) ImageReady
3 3 (3.85%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) HFM
1 1 (1.28%) Magento
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.28%) SAP MDG
1 1 (1.28%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.69%) Silverpop
4 5 (6.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (6.41%) IaaS
4 5 (6.41%) SaaS
5 4 (5.13%) Office 365
5 4 (5.13%) PaaS
6 3 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.85%) G Suite
7 2 (2.56%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.28%) GitHub
8 1 (1.28%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.54%) SSL
2 7 (8.97%) APPN
2 7 (8.97%) SMS
2 7 (8.97%) SNA
2 7 (8.97%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.69%) Firewall
3 6 (7.69%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
3 6 (7.69%) VPN
3 6 (7.69%) Wireshark
4 5 (6.41%) FTP
5 4 (5.13%) LAN
6 3 (3.85%) SMTP
6 3 (3.85%) SNMP
6 3 (3.85%) Telnet
6 3 (3.85%) WAN
6 3 (3.85%) Wireless
7 2 (2.56%) OSPF
8 1 (1.28%) DNS
8 1 (1.28%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.26%) NoSQL
2 7 (8.97%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.41%) DB2
3 5 (6.41%) Oracle OWB
4 4 (5.13%) MySQL
5 2 (2.56%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.28%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.28%) Big Data
6 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.28%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.28%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.28%) Spotfire
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.28%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 9 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.26%) Jenkins
2 8 (10.26%) JUnit
2 8 (10.26%) Subversion
3 7 (8.97%) AccuRev
3 7 (8.97%) Ant
3 7 (8.97%) Cucumber
3 7 (8.97%) Eclipse
3 7 (8.97%) Gradle
3 7 (8.97%) Maven
3 7 (8.97%) Selenium
4 6 (7.69%) Robot Framework
5 5 (6.41%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.85%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (2.56%) JIRA
8 1 (1.28%) Bower
8 1 (1.28%) Grunt
8 1 (1.28%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.28%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
General
1 21 (26.92%) Marketing
2 8 (10.26%) Retail
3 7 (8.97%) Finance
4 3 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.56%) Legal
6 1 (1.28%) Advertising
6 1 (1.28%) Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Publishing
6 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (32.05%) Developer
2 20 (25.64%) Java Developer
3 9 (11.54%) Architect
4 8 (10.26%) Designer
5 6 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.13%) Consultant
6 4 (5.13%) DevOps Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Integration Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Mainframe Programmer
6 4 (5.13%) Programmer
6 4 (5.13%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.85%) Agile Developer
7 3 (3.85%) Agile Java Developer
7 3 (3.85%) Azure Architect
7 3 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (3.85%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
7 3 (3.85%) Network Programmer
7 3 (3.85%) Support Specialist
7 3 (3.85%) Systems Programmer
7 3 (3.85%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (29.49%) XML
2 20 (25.64%) Web Services
3 19 (24.36%) Spring
4 18 (23.08%) HTML
5 17 (21.79%) CSS
6 16 (20.51%) SOAP
6 16 (20.51%) Spring Boot
7 15 (19.23%) REST
8 13 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
9 12 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (11.54%) AngularJS
10 9 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (11.54%) XHTML
11 8 (10.26%) Ajax
11 8 (10.26%) XSLT
12 7 (8.97%) EclipseLink
12 7 (8.97%) JAX-WS
12 7 (8.97%) JSR 170
12 7 (8.97%) SAML
12 7 (8.97%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.54%) Mainframe
3 7 (8.97%) Client/Server
3 7 (8.97%) DataPower
4 6 (7.69%) Clustering
5 5 (6.41%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (6.41%) Replication
6 2 (2.56%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.28%) AS400
7 1 (1.28%) Fintech
7 1 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.28%) User Experience
7 1 (1.28%) Vector Graphics
7 1 (1.28%) VSAM
7 1 (1.28%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.21%) Linux
2 17 (21.79%) Windows
3 15 (19.23%) Unix
4 9 (11.54%) zOS
5 8 (10.26%) Solaris
6 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.28%) AIX
7 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (17.95%) Microservices
4 12 (15.38%) DevOps
5 11 (14.10%) Test Automation
6 9 (11.54%) TDD
6 9 (11.54%) User Stories
7 8 (10.26%) BDD
7 8 (10.26%) CRM
7 8 (10.26%) ITIL
7 8 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (8.97%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 7 (8.97%) E-Commerce
8 7 (8.97%) MVC
9 6 (7.69%) Asset Management
9 6 (7.69%) Mentoring
9 6 (7.69%) SDLC
9 6 (7.69%) Software Asset Management
9 6 (7.69%) Test Strategy
9 6 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 31 (39.74%) Java
2 16 (20.51%) SQL
3 10 (12.82%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.26%) JCL
5 2 (2.56%) Assembly Language
5 2 (2.56%) COBOL
5 2 (2.56%) Perl
6 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.28%) Python
6 1 (1.28%) REXX
6 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.28%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 12 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.41%) ISEB
3 5 (6.41%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (5.13%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.28%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (11.54%) Active Directory
1 9 (11.54%) Docker
2 7 (8.97%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.41%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.28%) NFS
5 1 (1.28%) RACF
5 1 (1.28%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) Docker Swarm
1 5 (6.41%) Kibana
1 5 (6.41%) logstash
2 1 (1.28%) Ansible
2 1 (1.28%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.28%) QRadar
2 1 (1.28%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (21.79%) Oracle
2 16 (20.51%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.26%) Adobe
3 8 (10.26%) VMware
4 6 (7.69%) AppDynamics
5 5 (6.41%) CheckPoint
5 5 (6.41%) SAP
5 5 (6.41%) webMethods
6 4 (5.13%) Google
7 3 (3.85%) Cisco
7 3 (3.85%) Citrix
7 3 (3.85%) Tableau
8 2 (2.56%) CA
8 2 (2.56%) Sitecore
9 1 (1.28%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.28%) CommVault
9 1 (1.28%) hybris
9 1 (1.28%) QNAP
9 1 (1.28%) Teradata
9 1 (1.28%) Xerox