Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 202 156 128
Rank change year-on-year -46 -28 -32
Contract jobs citing IBM 1,273 1,624 1,788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.39% 1.75% 1.99%
As % of the Vendors category 3.31% 4.16% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 785 1,018 1,038
England median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £319 £319 £310
90th Percentile £625 £625 £636
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 32 34
England median hourly rate £41.00 £22.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.22% -37.50% -2.70%
10th Percentile £33.00 £11.15 £14.98
90th Percentile £49.50 £49.28 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £22.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +82.22% -37.50% -4.00%

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 38,488 39,022 40,550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.16% 42.15% 45.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,103 24,796 25,112
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £260 £238 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,370 1,287 1,486
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.83% -3.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.40% +2.53% -5.56%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -37 556 £500 +0.50% 101
South East -69 218 £450 +5.88% 49
Midlands +3 149 £450 +5.88% 33
North of England -54 145 £400 -5.88% 35
South West -11 119 £500 +5.26% 34
West Midlands -7 94 £450 +5.88% 23
Yorkshire -5 78 £400 -8.57% 15
East of England -33 75 £420 -1.18% 27
North West -51 64 £425 -2.58% 17
East Midlands +20 48 £500 +16.28% 10
North East -40 3 £381 -4.69% 3
South Coast - 1 - -
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 311 (24.43%) Java
2 301 (23.64%) Finance
2 301 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
3 282 (22.15%) Oracle
4 267 (20.97%) Linux
5 261 (20.50%) SQL
6 260 (20.42%) WebSphere
7 228 (17.91%) Windows
8 201 (15.79%) Unix
9 189 (14.85%) Banking
10 188 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
11 181 (14.22%) Microsoft
12 166 (13.04%) Middleware
13 144 (11.31%) Migration
14 138 (10.84%) VMware
15 135 (10.60%) SQL Server
16 131 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
17 126 (9.90%) DevOps
18 121 (9.51%) JavaScript
19 120 (9.43%) Security Cleared
20 115 (9.03%) Web Services
21 110 (8.64%) XML
22 104 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
22 104 (8.17%) SC Cleared
23 101 (7.93%) JIRA
23 101 (7.93%) Microservices
24 99 (7.78%) Spring
24 99 (7.78%) ITIL
25 98 (7.70%) REST
26 93 (7.31%) Windows Server

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
1 260 (20.42%) WebSphere
2 52 (4.08%) WebLogic
3 48 (3.77%) WebSphere Application Server
4 34 (2.67%) CICS
5 31 (2.44%) Confluence
6 30 (2.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 27 (2.12%) Tomcat
8 26 (2.04%) FileNet
9 25 (1.96%) Apache
10 22 (1.73%) MQSeries
10 22 (1.73%) SAS
11 19 (1.49%) JBoss
12 18 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
13 15 (1.18%) IBM HTTP Server
13 15 (1.18%) IIS
14 14 (1.10%) IBM Domino
15 13 (1.02%) OpenStack
16 12 (0.94%) SharePoint
17 11 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 11 (0.86%) WildFly
Applications
1 23 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.79%) Chatbot
5 6 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.39%) Simulink
7 1 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.079%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.079%) ImageReady
7 1 (0.079%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.079%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 45 (3.53%) Maximo
2 14 (1.10%) Cognos TM1
3 13 (1.02%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 10 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.63%) Magento
6 7 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.47%) Actimize
7 6 (0.47%) HFM
7 6 (0.47%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.39%) Unica
9 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.24%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.16%) Cognos Controller
10 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.16%) SAP CAR
10 2 (0.16%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.16%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 188 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (3.38%) IBM Cloud
4 37 (2.91%) PaaS
5 33 (2.59%) IaaS
6 32 (2.51%) OpenShift
7 28 (2.20%) Office 365
8 24 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
9 20 (1.57%) SaaS
10 18 (1.41%) Apigee
11 15 (1.18%) Amazon S3
11 15 (1.18%) IBM Blueworks
12 13 (1.02%) Boomi
13 11 (0.86%) GitHub
14 9 (0.71%) Silverpop
15 8 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 7 (0.55%) SoftLayer
17 6 (0.47%) G Suite
18 5 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
19 4 (0.31%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 86 (6.76%) Firewall
2 83 (6.52%) SAN
3 49 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 39 (3.06%) DNS
4 39 (3.06%) VPN
5 32 (2.51%) SSL
6 29 (2.28%) WAN
7 22 (1.73%) HTTP
8 21 (1.65%) Intrusion Detection
9 20 (1.57%) Internet
10 18 (1.41%) MPLS
11 17 (1.34%) LAN
11 17 (1.34%) Wireless
12 16 (1.26%) DHCP
12 16 (1.26%) SMTP
13 15 (1.18%) NAS
14 14 (1.10%) SNMP
15 13 (1.02%) Network Security
16 10 (0.79%) Kerberos
17 9 (0.71%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (10.60%) SQL Server
2 92 (7.23%) DB2
3 87 (6.83%) Relational Database
4 60 (4.71%) Oracle Database
5 52 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
6 51 (4.01%) DataStage
7 48 (3.77%) IBM InfoSphere
7 48 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
8 34 (2.67%) Big Data
9 33 (2.59%) Hadoop
10 30 (2.36%) MongoDB
11 28 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 26 (2.04%) NoSQL
13 24 (1.89%) RDBMS
14 18 (1.41%) MySQL
14 18 (1.41%) Redis
15 17 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
15 17 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
16 16 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 101 (7.93%) JIRA
2 88 (6.91%) Git (software)
3 86 (6.76%) Jenkins
4 59 (4.63%) Subversion
5 44 (3.46%) Selenium
6 40 (3.14%) Cucumber
7 33 (2.59%) Maven
8 30 (2.36%) Visual Studio
9 23 (1.81%) JUnit
10 20 (1.57%) SoapUI
11 17 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
12 15 (1.18%) Eclipse
13 14 (1.10%) SonarQube
14 13 (1.02%) IBM UrbanCode
14 13 (1.02%) TeamCity
15 12 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (0.94%) Bitbucket
16 11 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
17 10 (0.79%) Gradle
17 10 (0.79%) LoadRunner
General
1 301 (23.64%) Finance
2 189 (14.85%) Banking
3 79 (6.21%) Retail
4 46 (3.61%) Marketing
5 30 (2.36%) Back Office
6 29 (2.28%) Telecoms
7 25 (1.96%) Financial Institution
8 22 (1.73%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.41%) Aerospace
9 18 (1.41%) Investment Banking
10 14 (1.10%) Electronics
10 14 (1.10%) Retail Banking
11 13 (1.02%) Automotive
12 8 (0.63%) Publishing
13 6 (0.47%) Billing
13 6 (0.47%) Front Office
13 6 (0.47%) Legal
13 6 (0.47%) Online Betting
14 5 (0.39%) Advertising
14 5 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 288 (22.62%) Developer
2 244 (19.17%) Architect
3 122 (9.58%) Analyst
4 87 (6.83%) Consultant
5 77 (6.05%) Java Developer
6 61 (4.79%) Solutions Architect
7 56 (4.40%) Administrator
8 54 (4.24%) Technical Architect
9 46 (3.61%) Business Analyst
10 33 (2.59%) Infrastructure Architect
10 33 (2.59%) Project Manager
11 32 (2.51%) Integration Architect
12 30 (2.36%) DevOps Engineer
13 27 (2.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 25 (1.96%) Designer
15 23 (1.81%) Security Architect
16 21 (1.65%) Cloud Architect
17 20 (1.57%) Systems Administrator
18 19 (1.49%) Network Engineer
19 18 (1.41%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (13.04%) Middleware
2 115 (9.03%) Web Services
3 110 (8.64%) XML
4 99 (7.78%) Spring
5 98 (7.70%) REST
6 89 (6.99%) SOAP
7 77 (6.05%) WebSphere MQ
8 75 (5.89%) HTML
9 67 (5.26%) CSS
10 62 (4.87%) IBM Integration Bus
10 62 (4.87%) Spring Boot
11 61 (4.79%) RabbitMQ
12 54 (4.24%) J2EE
13 48 (3.77%) Node.js
14 43 (3.38%) .NET
15 38 (2.99%) Hibernate
16 35 (2.75%) JSON
17 34 (2.67%) Apache Camel
17 34 (2.67%) RESTful
18 33 (2.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 89 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (6.60%) Mainframe
3 83 (6.52%) DataPower
4 63 (4.95%) Data Centre
5 46 (3.61%) Management Information System
6 41 (3.22%) Public Cloud
7 37 (2.91%) IBM Mainframe
8 24 (1.89%) Client/Server
9 21 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
10 20 (1.57%) Mobile App
11 17 (1.34%) AS400
11 17 (1.34%) Clustering
12 16 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
12 16 (1.26%) iSeries
13 13 (1.02%) Driving Licence
13 13 (1.02%) Replication
14 12 (0.94%) EMC VNX
14 12 (0.94%) User Experience
14 12 (0.94%) VSAM
15 11 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 267 (20.97%) Linux
2 228 (17.91%) Windows
3 201 (15.79%) Unix
4 93 (7.31%) Windows Server
5 88 (6.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 59 (4.63%) AIX
7 58 (4.56%) Solaris
8 35 (2.75%) zOS
9 20 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (1.10%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.47%) Android
12 6 (0.47%) SUSE
12 6 (0.47%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
14 4 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.31%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.24%) HPUX
15 3 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (11.31%) Migration
3 131 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
4 126 (9.90%) DevOps
5 101 (7.93%) Microservices
6 99 (7.78%) ITIL
7 74 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 70 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
8 70 (5.50%) Scrum
9 68 (5.34%) TDD
10 60 (4.71%) ETL
11 59 (4.63%) Data Modelling
12 56 (4.40%) BDD
13 55 (4.32%) Test Automation
14 53 (4.16%) Asset Management
14 53 (4.16%) Waterfall
15 52 (4.08%) TOGAF
16 50 (3.93%) E-Commerce
16 50 (3.93%) SOA
17 45 (3.53%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 311 (24.43%) Java
2 261 (20.50%) SQL
3 121 (9.51%) JavaScript
4 75 (5.89%) Python
5 58 (4.56%) PowerShell
6 46 (3.61%) JCL
7 41 (3.22%) COBOL
8 39 (3.06%) Java 8
8 39 (3.06%) Shell Script
9 38 (2.99%) Bash Shell
10 35 (2.75%) C#
11 31 (2.44%) PL/SQL
12 28 (2.20%) C
13 26 (2.04%) Perl
14 23 (1.81%) T-SQL
15 16 (1.26%) C++
15 16 (1.26%) REXX
16 15 (1.18%) Ruby
17 14 (1.10%) VBA
18 12 (0.94%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 120 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 104 (8.17%) SC Cleared
3 67 (5.26%) Degree
4 32 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (2.04%) CISSP
6 20 (1.57%) ISEB
7 16 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (1.18%) CCNP
8 15 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (1.10%) CISM
10 13 (1.02%) ISTQB
10 13 (1.02%) MCSE
11 10 (0.79%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 9 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (0.71%) CCIE
12 9 (0.71%) CISA
12 9 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
12 9 (0.71%) TOGAF Certification
13 8 (0.63%) CCSP
13 8 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.53%) QA
2 23 (1.81%) GDPR
3 18 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.34%) PSD2
4 17 (1.34%) SLA
5 14 (1.10%) Data Quality
6 13 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 13 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.71%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.63%) ISAE 3402
8 8 (0.63%) ISO 22301
8 8 (0.63%) ISO 31000
8 8 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 4 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
9 4 (0.31%) ARP4754
9 4 (0.31%) ISO 26262
10 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.24%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.24%) PMO
11 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 75 (5.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (4.79%) Active Directory
3 44 (3.46%) Docker
4 33 (2.59%) vSphere
5 28 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (1.81%) XenApp
7 21 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (1.49%) Time Sharing Option
9 14 (1.10%) XenDesktop
10 13 (1.02%) Hyper-V
11 12 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (0.94%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 11 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (0.63%) ISA Server
13 8 (0.63%) NFS
14 7 (0.55%) RACF
14 7 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.47%) HDFS
15 6 (0.47%) Samba
15 6 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 61 (4.79%) Tivoli
2 54 (4.24%) Ansible
3 37 (2.91%) NetBackup
4 29 (2.28%) QRadar
5 26 (2.04%) Puppet
6 24 (1.89%) SCCM
7 23 (1.81%) Kubernetes
8 21 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
9 20 (1.57%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 19 (1.49%) HP ALM
11 18 (1.41%) Control-M
12 17 (1.34%) SCOM
12 17 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
12 17 (1.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 15 (1.18%) Nagios
14 13 (1.02%) Netcool
15 10 (0.79%) Nessus
16 9 (0.71%) Data Guard
17 8 (0.63%) Kibana
17 8 (0.63%) vRealize
Vendors
1 282 (22.15%) Oracle
2 181 (14.22%) Microsoft
3 138 (10.84%) VMware
4 92 (7.23%) Red Hat
5 87 (6.83%) HP
6 79 (6.21%) Cisco
6 79 (6.21%) SAP
7 67 (5.26%) Google
8 59 (4.63%) EMC
9 55 (4.32%) Citrix
10 46 (3.61%) Splunk
11 42 (3.30%) McAfee
12 41 (3.22%) Veritas
13 40 (3.14%) Adobe
13 40 (3.14%) NetApp
14 33 (2.59%) CheckPoint
14 33 (2.59%) F5
15 30 (2.36%) Dell
16 29 (2.28%) IBM Sterling
17 28 (2.20%) BMC