Period
to 20 January 2020

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 20 January 2020 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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 248 202 154
Rank change year-on-year -46 -48 -22
Contract jobs citing IBM 678 1,250 1,617
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.03% 1.39% 1.77%
As % of the Vendors category 2.36% 3.29% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 768 1,019
England median daily rate £470 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £300 £319 £319
90th Percentile £650 £625 £626
UK median daily rate £463 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +0.54% +2.22% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 29
England median hourly rate £33.00 £41.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.51% +70.83% -32.39%
10th Percentile £15.08 £32.88 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.50 £49.75 £50.22
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £41.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -19.51% +67.35% -30.99%

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 28,672 38,038 38,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.60% 42.34% 42.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,028 23,839 24,612
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £225 £260 £239
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,197 1,359 1,267
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - -
10th Percentile £11.51 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.50 £45.70
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.43
% change year-on-year +8.57% +0.40% +2.53%

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 2020. 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 -51 260 £481 -3.75% 69
South East 0 141 £425 -5.56% 54
North of England +22 108 £450 +12.50% 34
North West +21 68 £450 +5.88% 18
East of England +14 55 £450 +7.14% 18
South West -35 53 £503 +0.50% 16
Midlands -34 51 £445 -1.11% 20
West Midlands -14 38 £453 +0.56% 13
Yorkshire +8 32 £425 +13.33% 11
East Midlands -3 13 £365 -26.98% 7
North East +19 9 £525 +37.70% 5
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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.

1 190 (28.02%) SQL
2 165 (24.34%) Oracle
3 157 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
4 156 (23.01%) Java
5 154 (22.71%) Linux
6 125 (18.44%) Windows
7 112 (16.52%) Finance
7 112 (16.52%) Security Cleared
8 109 (16.08%) AWS
9 106 (15.63%) Microsoft
10 103 (15.19%) SC Cleared
11 89 (13.13%) Migration
12 83 (12.24%) WebSphere
13 82 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
14 79 (11.65%) Python
15 78 (11.50%) Unix
16 75 (11.06%) Unit Testing
17 73 (10.77%) SQL Server
18 72 (10.62%) JavaScript
19 68 (10.03%) Azure
20 67 (9.88%) ITIL
21 65 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
22 64 (9.44%) DB2
23 63 (9.29%) Shell Script
24 62 (9.14%) ETL
25 60 (8.85%) VMware
26 58 (8.55%) JIRA
27 57 (8.41%) Cognos
27 57 (8.41%) HP
27 57 (8.41%) Informatica

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 83 (12.24%) WebSphere
2 24 (3.54%) SAS
3 23 (3.39%) Apache Spark
4 21 (3.10%) Apache
4 21 (3.10%) IIS
5 17 (2.51%) Confluence
5 17 (2.51%) JBoss
5 17 (2.51%) WebSphere Application Server
6 15 (2.21%) WebLogic
7 13 (1.92%) Tomcat
8 12 (1.77%) CMS
9 9 (1.33%) Anypoint
9 9 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (1.18%) FileNet
10 8 (1.18%) IBM Notes
11 7 (1.03%) SharePoint
12 6 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.88%) IBM Transformation Extender
13 5 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 30 (4.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.92%) Photoshop
3 13 (1.92%) Sketch
4 10 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (1.18%) FileZilla
6 7 (1.03%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.03%) Notepad++
7 6 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (0.74%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.59%) SPSS
10 1 (0.15%) Stata
Business Applications
1 31 (4.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 26 (3.83%) Magento
3 24 (3.54%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (2.95%) Siebel CRM
5 15 (2.21%) Shopify
6 11 (1.62%) Cognos TM1
7 9 (1.33%) Maximo
8 6 (0.88%) Adobe Campaign
9 4 (0.59%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.59%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 4 (0.59%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
11 2 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
11 2 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 2 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
12 1 (0.15%) Infor CloudSuite
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
12 1 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 109 (16.08%) AWS
2 68 (10.03%) Azure
3 21 (3.10%) GCP
3 21 (3.10%) IBM Cloud
4 20 (2.95%) Power Platform
5 18 (2.65%) GitHub
5 18 (2.65%) Office 365
6 17 (2.51%) Amazon S3
7 15 (2.21%) AWS Lambda
7 15 (2.21%) Serverless
8 12 (1.77%) Amazon EKS
8 12 (1.77%) PaaS
9 11 (1.62%) Amazon Kinesis
9 11 (1.62%) CloudFront
10 10 (1.47%) Akamai
10 10 (1.47%) IaaS
11 9 (1.33%) OpenShift
11 9 (1.33%) SaaS
12 4 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (6.34%) SAN
2 26 (3.83%) Firewall
3 22 (3.24%) SNMP
4 18 (2.65%) FTP
5 14 (2.06%) WAN
6 12 (1.77%) DNS
6 12 (1.77%) iSCSI
6 12 (1.77%) NAS
7 9 (1.33%) Cisco Firepower
7 9 (1.33%) Internet
8 8 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (1.18%) HTTP
8 8 (1.18%) HTTPS
8 8 (1.18%) PuTTY
8 8 (1.18%) WinSCP
9 7 (1.03%) Network Security
9 7 (1.03%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.88%) BGP
10 6 (0.88%) DHCP
11 5 (0.74%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 64 (9.44%) DB2
3 47 (6.93%) DataStage
4 45 (6.64%) IBM InfoSphere
5 39 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
6 37 (5.46%) Oracle Database
7 35 (5.16%) PostgreSQL
8 25 (3.69%) Relational Database
9 22 (3.24%) Oracle BI EE
10 21 (3.10%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 21 (3.10%) Oracle9i Database
11 20 (2.95%) Power BI
12 19 (2.80%) NoSQL
13 18 (2.65%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 18 (2.65%) MongoDB
14 17 (2.51%) Amazon Redshift
14 17 (2.51%) Hadoop
14 17 (2.51%) MySQL
14 17 (2.51%) RDBMS
15 16 (2.36%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 58 (8.55%) JIRA
2 43 (6.34%) Git (software)
3 34 (5.01%) Jenkins
4 18 (2.65%) Grunt
4 18 (2.65%) Jasmine
4 18 (2.65%) Karma Test Runner
5 16 (2.36%) IBM UrbanCode
6 11 (1.62%) Eclipse
6 11 (1.62%) Vagrant
7 10 (1.47%) Bitbucket
7 10 (1.47%) Rational Team Concert
8 9 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (1.33%) Bower
9 8 (1.18%) Subversion
10 7 (1.03%) Rational DOORS
11 6 (0.88%) ClearCase
11 6 (0.88%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.88%) GitLab
11 6 (0.88%) Selenium
12 5 (0.74%) Artifactory
General
1 112 (16.52%) Finance
2 48 (7.08%) Banking
3 34 (5.01%) Retail
4 29 (4.28%) Games
5 25 (3.69%) Public Sector
6 17 (2.51%) Telecoms
7 15 (2.21%) Marketing
8 10 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.03%) Back Office
10 6 (0.88%) Electronics
11 5 (0.74%) Law
12 4 (0.59%) Billing
12 4 (0.59%) Front Office
12 4 (0.59%) Publishing
13 3 (0.44%) Legal
13 3 (0.44%) Military
14 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.29%) Automotive
14 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 179 (26.40%) Developer
2 93 (13.72%) Architect
3 70 (10.32%) Analyst
4 47 (6.93%) Consultant
5 46 (6.78%) Administrator
6 40 (5.90%) Solutions Architect
7 30 (4.42%) DataStage Developer
8 29 (4.28%) ETL Developer
9 25 (3.69%) Designer
10 23 (3.39%) Project Manager
10 23 (3.39%) Solutions Designer
11 20 (2.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 19 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (2.80%) Storage Engineer
13 18 (2.65%) DevOps Engineer
14 17 (2.51%) Support Analyst
15 15 (2.21%) Cloud Architect
16 14 (2.06%) Data Analyst
16 14 (2.06%) Infrastructure Architect
16 14 (2.06%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (8.11%) Web Services
2 52 (7.67%) Middleware
3 46 (6.78%) XML
4 43 (6.34%) HTML
5 42 (6.19%) REST
6 39 (5.75%) CSS
7 37 (5.46%) AngularJS
7 37 (5.46%) SOAP
8 32 (4.72%) Kafka
9 31 (4.57%) Node.js
10 30 (4.42%) React
11 28 (4.13%) Sass
12 27 (3.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 26 (3.83%) .NET
14 25 (3.69%) LDAP
15 22 (3.24%) jQuery
16 21 (3.10%) J2EE
17 20 (2.95%) WebSphere MQ
18 18 (2.65%) Semantic HTML
18 18 (2.65%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.75%) Data Centre
3 29 (4.28%) Mainframe
4 23 (3.39%) User Experience
5 20 (2.95%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.80%) W3C
7 17 (2.51%) AS400
8 11 (1.62%) Private Cloud
9 10 (1.47%) Clustering
9 10 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 10 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (1.47%) IBM Mainframe
10 9 (1.33%) Analytical Mindset
10 9 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.33%) Vector Graphics
11 8 (1.18%) Replication
12 7 (1.03%) DataPower
12 7 (1.03%) Device Driver
12 7 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 154 (22.71%) Linux
2 125 (18.44%) Windows
3 78 (11.50%) Unix
4 50 (7.37%) AIX
5 38 (5.60%) Windows Server
6 35 (5.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (3.10%) zOS
8 17 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (1.62%) Solaris
12 10 (1.47%) Windows 10
13 9 (1.33%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.88%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.59%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.59%) CentOS
15 4 (0.59%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (0.59%) VMS
16 3 (0.44%) Android
17 2 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (13.13%) Migration
3 82 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
4 75 (11.06%) Unit Testing
5 67 (9.88%) ITIL
6 62 (9.14%) ETL
7 56 (8.26%) DevOps
8 54 (7.96%) Analytics
9 51 (7.52%) Data Modelling
10 44 (6.49%) Scrum
11 42 (6.19%) E-Commerce
11 42 (6.19%) TDD
12 40 (5.90%) Business Intelligence
13 36 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
14 35 (5.16%) Microservices
15 34 (5.01%) CRM
16 33 (4.87%) Configuration Management
17 30 (4.42%) Project Management
18 29 (4.28%) Project Delivery
19 26 (3.83%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 190 (28.02%) SQL
2 156 (23.01%) Java
3 79 (11.65%) Python
4 72 (10.62%) JavaScript
5 63 (9.29%) Shell Script
6 40 (5.90%) Perl
7 33 (4.87%) PowerShell
8 24 (3.54%) PHP
9 19 (2.80%) C
10 16 (2.36%) Bash Shell
10 16 (2.36%) C#
11 15 (2.21%) T-SQL
12 14 (2.06%) Scala
13 13 (1.92%) PL/SQL
14 12 (1.77%) JCL
15 10 (1.47%) TypeScript
16 7 (1.03%) Assembly Language
16 7 (1.03%) Ruby
17 6 (0.88%) RPG
17 6 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 112 (16.52%) Security Cleared
2 103 (15.19%) SC Cleared
3 29 (4.28%) Degree
4 12 (1.77%) AWS Certification
5 11 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.88%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (0.74%) ISEB
7 5 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.74%) MCSE
7 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.59%) CISSP
8 4 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.44%) CCIE
9 3 (0.44%) CCNP
9 3 (0.44%) RIBA
9 3 (0.44%) SANS
10 2 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.29%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.98%) Data Quality
2 13 (1.92%) SLA
3 12 (1.77%) QA
4 7 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.59%) NIST
6 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.29%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.15%) BS25999
8 1 (0.15%) BS7799
8 1 (0.15%) COBIT
8 1 (0.15%) COSO
8 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.15%) MISRA
8 1 (0.15%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 41 (6.05%) Active Directory
2 25 (3.69%) Docker
3 21 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (2.80%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 15 (2.21%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.33%) Firmware
6 9 (1.33%) VirtualBox
6 9 (1.33%) vSphere
7 8 (1.18%) XenApp
8 7 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.74%) OCFS2
10 4 (0.59%) ACF2
10 4 (0.59%) RACF
10 4 (0.59%) Time Sharing Option
11 3 (0.44%) KVM
11 3 (0.44%) OpenDJ
11 3 (0.44%) OpenIDM
11 3 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.44%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 39 (5.75%) Tivoli
2 34 (5.01%) Netcool
3 30 (4.42%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 28 (4.13%) Kubernetes
5 27 (3.98%) Terraform
6 24 (3.54%) Ansible
7 22 (3.24%) NetBackup
8 21 (3.10%) Amdocs OSS
9 17 (2.51%) SCCM
10 14 (2.06%) SCOM
11 13 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (1.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 11 (1.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 11 (1.62%) Puppet
14 9 (1.33%) Docker Swarm
14 9 (1.33%) Nagios
15 8 (1.18%) Avamar
15 8 (1.18%) Control-M
16 7 (1.03%) Backup Exec
16 7 (1.03%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 165 (24.34%) Oracle
2 106 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 60 (8.85%) VMware
4 57 (8.41%) Cognos
4 57 (8.41%) HP
4 57 (8.41%) Informatica
5 43 (6.34%) Citrix
6 42 (6.19%) Siebel
7 41 (6.05%) Cisco
7 41 (6.05%) SAP
8 38 (5.60%) Remedy
9 34 (5.01%) BMC
10 33 (4.87%) Red Hat
10 33 (4.87%) ServiceNow
11 30 (4.42%) Dell
12 27 (3.98%) EMC
12 27 (3.98%) OpenText
13 24 (3.54%) Google
14 21 (3.10%) Cramer
14 21 (3.10%) NetApp