The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for knowledge and experience of IBM Sterling products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM Sterling over the 3 months to 26 June 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 IBM Sterling Order Management (formerly Yantra).

IBM Sterling
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 608 622
Rank change year-on-year +41 +14  
Contract jobs citing IBM Sterling 22 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.051% 0.031% 0.028%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.069% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 8
Median daily rate £470 £298 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.98% -25.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £285 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £544 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £442 £400
% change year-on-year -1.58% +10.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

IBM Sterling 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 England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18970 21682 22783
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.95% 44.49% 44.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11606 13612 13631
Median daily rate £427 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.43% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 635 721 1031
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.33 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

IBM Sterling
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for IBM Sterling in England

IBM Sterling
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IBM Sterling in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM Sterling in England

IBM Sterling
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM Sterling in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM Sterling in England

IBM Sterling
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Sterling in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM Sterling in England

IBM Sterling
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Sterling within the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
London -7 9 £513 +72.26% 1
East of England - 5 £430 -
North West +22 4 - -
East Midlands - 2 £400 -
IBM Sterling
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM Sterling 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 England region with a requirement for IBM Sterling.

1 68 (100.00%) IBM
2 33 (48.53%) Windows
3 31 (45.59%) B2B
4 26 (38.24%) Unix
5 22 (32.35%) Middleware
6 21 (30.88%) FTP
7 20 (29.41%) JCL
7 20 (29.41%) ISPF
7 20 (29.41%) Time Sharing Option
8 19 (27.94%) iSeries
8 19 (27.94%) Tandem
8 19 (27.94%) zOS
9 18 (26.47%) Axway
10 17 (25.00%) Retail
10 17 (25.00%) E-Commerce
11 15 (22.06%) Finance
12 14 (20.59%) Mainframe
13 13 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (17.65%) Java
14 12 (17.65%) Service Delivery
14 12 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (16.18%) Banking
16 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
17 8 (11.76%) Scrum
17 8 (11.76%) Oracle
17 8 (11.76%) EDI
17 8 (11.76%) Kanban
17 8 (11.76%) Scala
18 7 (10.29%) BDD
18 7 (10.29%) TDD

IBM Sterling
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 6 (8.82%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.35%) Gentran
3 4 (5.88%) JBoss
3 4 (5.88%) Mule ESB
4 3 (4.41%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.47%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) ServiceMax
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.88%) FTP
2 3 (4.41%) Internet
3 1 (1.47%) Firewall
3 1 (1.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) DataStage
2 2 (2.94%) DB2
3 1 (1.47%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (25.00%) Retail
2 15 (22.06%) Finance
3 11 (16.18%) Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Advertising
5 1 (1.47%) Billing
5 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (20.59%) Developer
2 13 (19.12%) Analyst
3 9 (13.24%) Consultant
4 6 (8.82%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) E-Commerce Developer
5 5 (7.35%) Engineering Specialist
6 4 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Tester
7 3 (4.41%) Designer
7 3 (4.41%) EDI Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Solutions Designer
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Leader
8 2 (2.94%) E-Commerce Manager
8 2 (2.94%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) EDI Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Implementation Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Web Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Web Test Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (32.35%) Middleware
2 20 (29.41%) ISPF
3 8 (11.76%) EDI
4 4 (5.88%) EDIFACT
5 2 (2.94%) XML
6 1 (1.47%) IDoc
6 1 (1.47%) Java EE
6 1 (1.47%) JSON
6 1 (1.47%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.94%) iSeries
1 19 (27.94%) Tandem
2 14 (20.59%) Mainframe
3 13 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.88%) DataPower
5 3 (4.41%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 33 (48.53%) Windows
2 26 (38.24%) Unix
3 19 (27.94%) zOS
4 5 (7.35%) Linux
5 3 (4.41%) Android
5 3 (4.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (45.59%) B2B
2 17 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 12 (17.65%) Service Delivery
3 12 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (11.76%) Kanban
5 8 (11.76%) Scrum
6 7 (10.29%) BDD
6 7 (10.29%) Pair Programming
6 7 (10.29%) TDD
7 5 (7.35%) Cryptography
7 5 (7.35%) Data Security
7 5 (7.35%) Multichannel Retail
7 5 (7.35%) Service Management
8 4 (5.88%) Analytics
8 4 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (5.88%) Data Integration
8 4 (5.88%) Data Transformation
8 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (5.88%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.41%) JCL
2 12 (17.65%) Java
3 8 (11.76%) Scala
4 4 (5.88%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.41%) SQL
6 2 (2.94%) ActionScript
6 2 (2.94%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) QA
3 1 (1.47%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (29.41%) Time Sharing Option
2 5 (7.35%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) Control-M
Vendors
1 68 (100.00%) IBM
2 18 (26.47%) Axway
3 8 (11.76%) Oracle
4 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.35%) SAP
6 4 (5.88%) Apigee
7 1 (1.47%) Apple
7 1 (1.47%) Borland
7 1 (1.47%) OpenText
7 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com