Period
to 17 June 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 17 June 2019 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
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 201 174 137
Rank change year-on-year -27 -37 -39
Contract jobs citing IBM 1,131 1,380 1,601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.37% 1.52% 1.91%
As % of the Vendors category 3.23% 3.68% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 788 936
England median daily rate £468 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 12
England median hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £34.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.50% -41.38% +62.46%
10th Percentile £35.00 £13.71 £18.98
90th Percentile £46.00 £45.00 £44.46
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £20.50 £30.74
% change year-on-year +107.32% -33.30% -13.42%

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 England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 35,008 37,550 36,856
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.27% 41.35% 43.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,987 23,385 22,779
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £258
90th Percentile £642 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,173 1,362 1,267
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - -2.78%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - -5.41%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing IBM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in England

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in England

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in England over the 6 months to 17 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in England

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in England

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in England over the 6 months to 17 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IBM in England

IBM
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 within the England region over the 6 months to 17 June 2019. 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
London -39 413 £488 -2.50% 17
South East +10 293 £453 +0.56% 18
North of England -21 146 £430 +6.17% 10
East of England -6 108 £475 +11.76% 2
North West -10 80 £425 -2.86% 8
South West -5 79 £450 +7.14% 1
Midlands -18 72 £425 - 7
Yorkshire -4 62 £441 +10.25% 2
West Midlands -19 50 £425 - 4
East Midlands +9 21 £425 +5.59% 3
North East -16 4 £458 +30.71%
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, 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 England region with a requirement for IBM.

1 324 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
2 290 (25.64%) Java
3 260 (22.99%) Finance
4 253 (22.37%) Oracle
5 239 (21.13%) SQL
6 229 (20.25%) Linux
7 227 (20.07%) WebSphere
8 203 (17.95%) Windows
9 183 (16.18%) Microsoft
10 156 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
11 154 (13.62%) Unix
11 154 (13.62%) DevOps
12 150 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
13 138 (12.20%) Middleware
14 133 (11.76%) Banking
15 130 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
16 126 (11.14%) Microsoft Azure
17 115 (10.17%) Migration
18 110 (9.73%) Scrum
18 110 (9.73%) XML
19 109 (9.64%) SAP
20 106 (9.37%) JIRA
21 98 (8.66%) Security Cleared
21 98 (8.66%) DB2
22 97 (8.58%) Web Services
23 96 (8.49%) SQL Server
24 93 (8.22%) JavaScript
24 93 (8.22%) Git (software)
25 91 (8.05%) VMware
26 90 (7.96%) Retail

IBM
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
1 227 (20.07%) WebSphere
2 80 (7.07%) WebSphere Application Server
3 61 (5.39%) WebLogic
4 37 (3.27%) Apache
5 32 (2.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 30 (2.65%) IIS
7 27 (2.39%) Apache Spark
8 26 (2.30%) Tomcat
9 24 (2.12%) JBoss
10 22 (1.95%) CICS
11 18 (1.59%) Confluence
11 18 (1.59%) IBM HTTP Server
12 17 (1.50%) CMS
13 15 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 15 (1.33%) GlassFish
13 15 (1.33%) IBM Domino
14 14 (1.24%) MS Exchange
14 14 (1.24%) SharePoint
15 12 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
16 11 (0.97%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 23 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.62%) SPSS
5 6 (0.53%) Stata
6 5 (0.44%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.44%) Sketch
7 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.35%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.35%) Simulink
8 3 (0.27%) Stateflow
8 3 (0.27%) Windchill
9 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.088%) FileZilla
10 1 (0.088%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 30 (2.65%) Magento
2 23 (2.03%) Maximo
3 19 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
4 18 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 16 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (0.88%) BusinessWorks
6 10 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
7 6 (0.53%) Fredhopper
7 6 (0.53%) SAP Hybris
8 5 (0.44%) Shopify
9 4 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.35%) Relativity
10 3 (0.27%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.27%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.27%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
11 2 (0.18%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 156 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (11.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (2.65%) Amazon S3
3 30 (2.65%) Serverless
4 27 (2.39%) OpenShift
4 27 (2.39%) PaaS
5 25 (2.21%) AWS Lambda
5 25 (2.21%) IaaS
5 25 (2.21%) IBM Cloud
6 24 (2.12%) IBM Blueworks
7 22 (1.95%) GitHub
8 20 (1.77%) Amazon Kinesis
8 20 (1.77%) SaaS
9 19 (1.68%) CloudFront
9 19 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
10 17 (1.50%) Apigee
11 16 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (1.33%) Office 365
13 12 (1.06%) Power Platform
14 11 (0.97%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 58 (5.13%) Firewall
2 49 (4.33%) SAN
3 45 (3.98%) DNS
4 38 (3.36%) HTTP
5 37 (3.27%) SSL
5 37 (3.27%) TCP/IP
6 28 (2.48%) LAN
7 26 (2.30%) VPN
8 24 (2.12%) DHCP
9 23 (2.03%) WAN
10 22 (1.95%) NAS
11 17 (1.50%) Network Security
12 15 (1.33%) SMTP
13 14 (1.24%) FTP
13 14 (1.24%) VoIP
14 12 (1.06%) DKIM
14 12 (1.06%) DMARC
14 12 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
15 11 (0.97%) Fibre Channel
16 10 (0.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (8.66%) DB2
2 96 (8.49%) SQL Server
3 89 (7.87%) Oracle Database
4 69 (6.10%) Relational Database
5 57 (5.04%) RDBMS
6 45 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
7 39 (3.45%) IBM InfoSphere
8 24 (2.12%) Oracle BI EE
8 24 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
9 23 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (1.86%) Big Data
11 20 (1.77%) MySQL
12 19 (1.68%) NoSQL
13 18 (1.59%) MongoDB
14 17 (1.50%) Oracle Database 12c
14 17 (1.50%) Oracle Exadata
15 16 (1.41%) Hadoop
16 15 (1.33%) DataStage
17 14 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 10 (0.88%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 106 (9.37%) JIRA
2 93 (8.22%) Git (software)
3 66 (5.84%) Jenkins
4 42 (3.71%) Selenium
5 38 (3.36%) Maven
6 37 (3.27%) Cucumber
7 33 (2.92%) Visual Studio
8 31 (2.74%) Eclipse
9 30 (2.65%) Subversion
10 27 (2.39%) JUnit
11 23 (2.03%) IBM UrbanCode
11 23 (2.03%) WebDriver
12 21 (1.86%) Rational DOORS
13 20 (1.77%) LoadRunner
13 20 (1.77%) Rational Performance Tester
13 20 (1.77%) Visual Studio Team System
14 18 (1.59%) Jasmine
14 18 (1.59%) Rational Rhapsody
15 17 (1.50%) Grunt
15 17 (1.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 260 (22.99%) Finance
2 133 (11.76%) Banking
3 90 (7.96%) Retail
4 41 (3.63%) Games
5 35 (3.09%) Marketing
6 31 (2.74%) Back Office
7 30 (2.65%) Legal
8 29 (2.56%) Telecoms
9 26 (2.30%) Publishing
10 19 (1.68%) Financial Institution
11 17 (1.50%) Aerospace
12 11 (0.97%) Automotive
13 10 (0.88%) Investment Banking
13 10 (0.88%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.80%) Law
14 9 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.80%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.62%) Online Betting
16 5 (0.44%) Avionics
16 5 (0.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 202 (17.86%) Developer
2 160 (14.15%) Architect
3 121 (10.70%) Analyst
4 93 (8.22%) Consultant
5 65 (5.75%) Administrator
6 57 (5.04%) Solutions Architect
7 41 (3.63%) DevOps Engineer
7 41 (3.63%) Java Developer
8 38 (3.36%) DBA
9 30 (2.65%) Project Manager
10 29 (2.56%) Tester
11 23 (2.03%) Test Analyst
12 21 (1.86%) AWS Engineer
12 21 (1.86%) Systems Administrator
13 20 (1.77%) Business Analyst
13 20 (1.77%) Test Leader
14 19 (1.68%) Automation Tester
14 19 (1.68%) Technical Architect
14 19 (1.68%) Technical Leader
15 18 (1.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (12.20%) Middleware
2 110 (9.73%) XML
3 97 (8.58%) Web Services
4 87 (7.69%) REST
5 69 (6.10%) SOAP
6 52 (4.60%) Kafka
7 51 (4.51%) HTML
7 51 (4.51%) IBM Integration Bus
7 51 (4.51%) Spring
8 50 (4.42%) J2EE
9 49 (4.33%) .NET
10 47 (4.16%) JSON
11 39 (3.45%) CSS
11 39 (3.45%) jQuery
12 36 (3.18%) AngularJS
13 35 (3.09%) RESTful
14 34 (3.01%) LDAP
14 34 (3.01%) WebSphere MQ
15 33 (2.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 32 (2.83%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 130 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (6.98%) Mainframe
3 61 (5.39%) DataPower
4 59 (5.22%) Management Information System
5 37 (3.27%) Clustering
6 34 (3.01%) IBM Mainframe
7 32 (2.83%) Client/Server
8 31 (2.74%) Data Centre
9 28 (2.48%) User Experience
10 26 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (2.12%) Public Cloud
12 22 (1.95%) Replication
13 21 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
14 19 (1.68%) W3C
15 15 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
15 15 (1.33%) VSAM
16 14 (1.24%) iSeries
16 14 (1.24%) Mobile App
16 14 (1.24%) TMS320
17 13 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 229 (20.25%) Linux
2 203 (17.95%) Windows
3 154 (13.62%) Unix
4 85 (7.52%) AIX
5 78 (6.90%) Windows Server
6 58 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 46 (4.07%) Solaris
8 31 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (2.30%) zOS
10 17 (1.50%) Oracle Linux
11 15 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.80%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 8 (0.71%) MVS
14 7 (0.62%) Data ONTAP
15 6 (0.53%) HPUX
16 5 (0.44%) SUSE
16 5 (0.44%) Windows 10
17 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
18 2 (0.18%) CentOS
18 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (13.62%) DevOps
3 150 (13.26%) Problem-Solving
4 115 (10.17%) Migration
5 110 (9.73%) Scrum
6 82 (7.25%) E-Commerce
7 78 (6.90%) ITIL
8 77 (6.81%) Project Management
9 74 (6.54%) Test Automation
10 66 (5.84%) Data Modelling
11 62 (5.48%) Analytics
12 60 (5.31%) Disaster Recovery
12 60 (5.31%) Microservices
12 60 (5.31%) SOA
13 57 (5.04%) Computer Science
13 57 (5.04%) Open Source
14 55 (4.86%) Continuous Integration
14 55 (4.86%) TOGAF
15 53 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
15 53 (4.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 290 (25.64%) Java
2 239 (21.13%) SQL
3 93 (8.22%) JavaScript
4 86 (7.60%) Python
5 50 (4.42%) Shell Script
6 47 (4.16%) PowerShell
7 43 (3.80%) C#
8 33 (2.92%) PL/SQL
9 31 (2.74%) Bash Shell
10 30 (2.65%) C
10 30 (2.65%) Perl
11 29 (2.56%) JCL
12 27 (2.39%) COBOL
13 22 (1.95%) XPath
14 13 (1.15%) C++
15 12 (1.06%) Go
16 11 (0.97%) Assembly Language
16 11 (0.97%) Korn
16 11 (0.97%) XQuery
17 10 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 98 (8.66%) Security Cleared
2 84 (7.43%) SC Cleared
3 56 (4.95%) Degree
4 25 (2.21%) AWS Certification
5 19 (1.68%) CISSP
5 19 (1.68%) DV Cleared
6 16 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.33%) CISM
7 15 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (1.33%) TOGAF Certification
8 13 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (0.97%) ISEB
9 11 (0.97%) MCSE
10 9 (0.80%) CCNA
10 9 (0.80%) IBM Certification
11 8 (0.71%) CISA
11 8 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (0.62%) CCIE
12 7 (0.62%) CLAS
13 6 (0.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.24%) QA
2 24 (2.12%) GDPR
3 17 (1.50%) SLA
4 15 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.24%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.97%) MISRA
6 11 (0.97%) MISRA C
7 7 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.44%) ISO 22301
8 5 (0.44%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.44%) PMO
9 4 (0.35%) DO-178B
9 4 (0.35%) ISAE 3402
9 4 (0.35%) ISO 31000
9 4 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 4 (0.35%) NIST
9 4 (0.35%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.27%) PSD2
11 2 (0.18%) PMBOK
System Software
1 54 (4.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (4.33%) Active Directory
3 44 (3.89%) Docker
4 31 (2.74%) Oracle RAC
5 21 (1.86%) XenApp
6 18 (1.59%) vSphere
7 15 (1.33%) Hyper-V
7 15 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (1.24%) Time Sharing Option
9 13 (1.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 13 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (0.80%) NDS
11 9 (0.80%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.71%) RACF
12 8 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.44%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 5 (0.44%) NFS
14 4 (0.35%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 78 (6.90%) Ansible
2 55 (4.86%) Tivoli
3 32 (2.83%) QRadar
4 31 (2.74%) Kubernetes
5 26 (2.30%) NetBackup
6 23 (2.03%) Puppet
7 18 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (1.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 18 (1.59%) Oracle RMAN
8 17 (1.50%) SCCM
8 17 (1.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 16 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 15 (1.33%) Control-M
10 15 (1.33%) Nagios
11 14 (1.24%) Netcool
12 13 (1.15%) Terraform
12 13 (1.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
13 12 (1.06%) Data Guard
14 9 (0.80%) SnapMirror
14 9 (0.80%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 253 (22.37%) Oracle
2 183 (16.18%) Microsoft
3 109 (9.64%) SAP
4 91 (8.05%) VMware
5 86 (7.60%) HP
6 68 (6.01%) Red Hat
7 63 (5.57%) Informatica
8 51 (4.51%) IBM Sterling
9 43 (3.80%) Google
10 42 (3.71%) EMC
11 40 (3.54%) Cisco
12 39 (3.45%) Citrix
12 39 (3.45%) Veritas
13 35 (3.09%) NetApp
13 35 (3.09%) Splunk
14 29 (2.56%) hybris
14 29 (2.56%) McAfee
14 29 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
15 26 (2.30%) Adobe
16 20 (1.77%) Apple