Period
to 1 March 2021

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 1 March 2021 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
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 219 246 210
Rank change year-on-year +27 -36 -44
Contract jobs citing IBM 447 625 1,227
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.17% 1.03% 1.36%
As % of the Vendors category 2.85% 2.43% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 369 774
Median daily rate £480 £475 £457
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +3.94% +1.56%
10th Percentile £356 £323 £325
90th Percentile £638 £650 £612
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 16
Median hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.52% -20.96% +73.96%
10th Percentile £31.35 £23.25 £37.13
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £33.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year +36.36% -20.96% +73.96%

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 15,678 25,669 37,974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.94% 42.37% 41.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,063 16,418 24,128
Median daily rate £468 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
10th Percentile £250 £220 £260
90th Percentile £650 £650 £640
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 560 1,002 1,323
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.92% +5.71% +0.79%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.85 £10.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +22.99% +6.86% +2.94%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for IBM in England

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IBM in England.

Daily rate trend for IBM in England

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IBM in England over the 6 months to 1 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for IBM in England

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IBM in England.

Hourly rate trend for IBM in England

IBM
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing IBM in England over the 6 months to 1 March 2021.

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 1 March 2021. 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 +23 211 £490 +1.77% 51
South East +29 62 £500 +5.26% 19
North of England +52 58 £400 -20.00% 15
Midlands +19 34 £486 +8.06% 13
East of England +53 31 £460 +2.22% 11
Yorkshire +48 28 £375 -16.67% 4
West Midlands +20 25 £500 +11.11% 7
North West +24 23 £420 -16.00% 9
South West +37 10 £550 +37.50% 6
North East +27 7 £419 -18.34% 2
East Midlands +9 5 £450 -14.29% 5
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 1 March 2021, 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.

1 127 (28.41%) Oracle
2 101 (22.60%) Linux
3 98 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (21.48%) Java
5 93 (20.81%) SQL
6 79 (17.67%) AWS
7 78 (17.45%) Finance
8 72 (16.11%) Windows
9 69 (15.44%) VMware
10 68 (15.21%) Unix
11 64 (14.32%) Microsoft
12 63 (14.09%) Azure
13 56 (12.53%) Banking
14 55 (12.30%) WebSphere
15 54 (12.08%) Mainframe
15 54 (12.08%) VMware Infrastructure
16 52 (11.63%) Migration
17 51 (11.41%) DB2
18 47 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
19 44 (9.84%) Git (software)
20 43 (9.62%) DevOps
20 43 (9.62%) Python
20 43 (9.62%) zOS
21 42 (9.40%) Red Hat
21 42 (9.40%) Security Cleared
22 40 (8.95%) JIRA
23 38 (8.50%) ITIL
24 37 (8.28%) SC Cleared
25 36 (8.05%) Data Centre
26 35 (7.83%) Tivoli

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 55 (12.30%) WebSphere
2 19 (4.25%) SAS
3 18 (4.03%) WebSphere Application Server
4 17 (3.80%) Apache
5 16 (3.58%) Confluence
5 16 (3.58%) SharePoint
6 13 (2.91%) Tomcat
7 12 (2.68%) JBoss
7 12 (2.68%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.79%) CICS
9 7 (1.57%) IIS
9 7 (1.57%) nginx
10 6 (1.34%) Apache Solr
10 6 (1.34%) FileNet
10 6 (1.34%) MQSeries
10 6 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (1.12%) IBM Domino
11 5 (1.12%) Red Hat Fuse
12 4 (0.89%) Documentum
12 4 (0.89%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 13 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.34%) Chatbot
2 6 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.45%) Simulink
6 2 (0.45%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (2.24%) Magento
1 10 (2.24%) Maximo
2 4 (0.89%) Shopify
3 3 (0.67%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.67%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.45%) Fredhopper
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.45%) Salerio
4 2 (0.45%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.22%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.22%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 79 (17.67%) AWS
2 63 (14.09%) Azure
3 28 (6.26%) GCP
4 27 (6.04%) IBM Cloud
5 21 (4.70%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (3.36%) IaaS
7 12 (2.68%) SaaS
8 11 (2.46%) OpenShift
9 8 (1.79%) GitHub
9 8 (1.79%) Serverless
10 7 (1.57%) Apigee
10 7 (1.57%) PaaS
11 6 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.89%) Microsoft 365
12 4 (0.89%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.67%) Route 53
14 2 (0.45%) Datadog
14 2 (0.45%) IBM Blueworks
14 2 (0.45%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.71%) TCP/IP
2 28 (6.26%) SAN
3 27 (6.04%) Firewall
3 27 (6.04%) FTP
4 17 (3.80%) DNS
4 17 (3.80%) SNA
5 13 (2.91%) APPN
5 13 (2.91%) HTTP
5 13 (2.91%) VPN
6 12 (2.68%) Fibre Channel
7 11 (2.46%) LAN
7 11 (2.46%) WAN
8 10 (2.24%) SNMP
8 10 (2.24%) SSH
8 10 (2.24%) Wireless
9 8 (1.79%) iSCSI
9 8 (1.79%) SSL
10 7 (1.57%) VSAN
11 6 (1.34%) NAS
11 6 (1.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (11.41%) DB2
2 28 (6.26%) Oracle Database
3 24 (5.37%) SQL Server
4 23 (5.15%) MySQL
5 21 (4.70%) NoSQL
6 20 (4.47%) Big Data
6 20 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (3.13%) MongoDB
7 14 (3.13%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.24%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.79%) Hazelcast
10 7 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.34%) DataStage
11 6 (1.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (1.34%) Tableau
12 5 (1.12%) IBM InfoSphere
12 5 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (0.89%) DbVisualizer
13 4 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 44 (9.84%) Git (software)
2 40 (8.95%) JIRA
3 29 (6.49%) Jenkins
4 16 (3.58%) Bitbucket
5 11 (2.46%) CA Gen
5 11 (2.46%) Subversion
6 8 (1.79%) Maven
6 8 (1.79%) PowerDesigner
6 8 (1.79%) Selenium
6 8 (1.79%) SonarQube
7 7 (1.57%) Rational DOORS
7 7 (1.57%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.12%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.12%) JMeter
8 5 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.89%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.89%) GitLab
9 4 (0.89%) Gradle
9 4 (0.89%) JUnit
9 4 (0.89%) Serena SBM
General
1 78 (17.45%) Finance
2 56 (12.53%) Banking
3 28 (6.26%) Retail
4 16 (3.58%) Public Sector
5 13 (2.91%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.79%) Law
6 8 (1.79%) Marketing
6 8 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.89%) Back Office
7 4 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.89%) Games
7 4 (0.89%) International Banking
7 4 (0.89%) Legal
8 3 (0.67%) Automotive
8 3 (0.67%) Front Office
9 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (17.90%) Developer
2 77 (17.23%) Architect
3 36 (8.05%) Consultant
4 31 (6.94%) Solutions Architect
5 27 (6.04%) Programmer
6 26 (5.82%) Administrator
6 26 (5.82%) Systems Programmer
7 23 (5.15%) Project Manager
8 19 (4.25%) Analyst
8 19 (4.25%) Java Developer
9 14 (3.13%) Data Architect
9 14 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
9 14 (3.13%) Mainframe Programmer
9 14 (3.13%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
10 13 (2.91%) Systems Administrator
11 12 (2.68%) Network Programmer
11 12 (2.68%) Software Engineer
12 11 (2.46%) DBA
13 9 (2.01%) Integration Architect
13 9 (2.01%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.16%) Middleware
1 32 (7.16%) REST
2 31 (6.94%) Web Services
3 27 (6.04%) Spring
4 25 (5.59%) Kafka
5 24 (5.37%) J2EE
6 23 (5.15%) SOAP
7 22 (4.92%) Node.js
8 20 (4.47%) WebSphere MQ
9 19 (4.25%) RESTful
10 18 (4.03%) ISPF
11 17 (3.80%) Spring Boot
12 16 (3.58%) AngularJS
13 13 (2.91%) XML
14 11 (2.46%) React
15 10 (2.24%) LDAP
16 9 (2.01%) IBM Integration Bus
16 9 (2.01%) JMS
17 8 (1.79%) GraphQL
17 8 (1.79%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.08%) Mainframe
2 36 (8.05%) Data Centre
3 35 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.82%) Management Information System
5 24 (5.37%) Clustering
6 19 (4.25%) Replication
7 13 (2.91%) Linux Command Line
8 12 (2.68%) IBM Mainframe
9 11 (2.46%) DataPower
9 11 (2.46%) LPAR
10 10 (2.24%) Private Cloud
10 10 (2.24%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.57%) iSeries
11 7 (1.57%) PKI
11 7 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.57%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.34%) Cloud Native
12 6 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (1.34%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 101 (22.60%) Linux
2 72 (16.11%) Windows
3 68 (15.21%) Unix
4 43 (9.62%) zOS
5 31 (6.94%) AIX
6 26 (5.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (5.37%) Windows Server
8 20 (4.47%) Windows Server 2016
9 15 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (2.46%) MVS
10 11 (2.46%) Solaris
11 10 (2.24%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.34%) Android
12 6 (1.34%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.34%) Windows Server 2019
13 5 (1.12%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.89%) CentOS
15 3 (0.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (11.63%) Migration
3 47 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
4 43 (9.62%) DevOps
5 38 (8.50%) ITIL
6 32 (7.16%) High Availability
6 32 (7.16%) Software Engineering
7 26 (5.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 26 (5.82%) Performance Tuning
8 25 (5.59%) TOGAF
9 24 (5.37%) ETL
10 23 (5.15%) E-Commerce
10 23 (5.15%) Microservices
11 22 (4.92%) Storage Management
12 21 (4.70%) Data Modelling
12 21 (4.70%) Scrum
13 19 (4.25%) Analytics
14 18 (4.03%) Project Management
14 18 (4.03%) Workflow
15 17 (3.80%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 96 (21.48%) Java
2 93 (20.81%) SQL
3 43 (9.62%) Python
4 35 (7.83%) Shell Script
5 31 (6.94%) Perl
6 26 (5.82%) JCL
7 24 (5.37%) PL/SQL
8 21 (4.70%) C
9 18 (4.03%) JavaScript
9 18 (4.03%) PowerShell
10 14 (3.13%) Java 8
11 13 (2.91%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.79%) REXX
13 7 (1.57%) Assembly Language
13 7 (1.57%) COBOL
13 7 (1.57%) Go
13 7 (1.57%) Korn
14 6 (1.34%) C#
14 6 (1.34%) PHP
15 5 (1.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 42 (9.40%) Security Cleared
2 37 (8.28%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.26%) Degree
4 15 (3.36%) TOGAF Certification
5 8 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.57%) RHCA
7 6 (1.34%) CISSP
7 6 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.12%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.89%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.89%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.89%) PMP
10 3 (0.67%) CISM
10 3 (0.67%) MCITP
10 3 (0.67%) MCSA
10 3 (0.67%) MCSE
10 3 (0.67%) VCP6
10 3 (0.67%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.03%) GDPR
2 14 (3.13%) QA
3 10 (2.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.57%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.57%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.57%) SLA
5 6 (1.34%) NIST
6 5 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (1.12%) PMO
7 3 (0.67%) ISAE 3402
7 3 (0.67%) ISO 22301
7 3 (0.67%) ISO 31000
7 3 (0.67%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (0.67%) MiFID
8 2 (0.45%) IFRS
8 2 (0.45%) SEPA
9 1 (0.22%) COBIT
9 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.22%) DO-178B
System Software
1 54 (12.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (5.15%) Docker
3 22 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
3 22 (4.92%) vSphere
4 20 (4.47%) Active Directory
5 19 (4.25%) Time Sharing Option
6 12 (2.68%) GPFS
6 12 (2.68%) PowerHA
7 10 (2.24%) Hyper-V
8 8 (1.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 8 (1.79%) RACF
9 7 (1.57%) NFS
9 7 (1.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 5 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.89%) ACF2
11 4 (0.89%) Microcode
11 4 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.89%) Postfix
11 4 (0.89%) qmail
12 3 (0.67%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 35 (7.83%) Tivoli
2 29 (6.49%) Kubernetes
3 22 (4.92%) Terraform
4 15 (3.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 12 (2.68%) Netcool
6 11 (2.46%) Ansible
6 11 (2.46%) Tivoli NetView
6 11 (2.46%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 10 (2.24%) NetBackup
7 10 (2.24%) QRadar
7 10 (2.24%) vRealize
8 8 (1.79%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 7 (1.57%) Control-M
9 7 (1.57%) EMC NetWorker
9 7 (1.57%) HP ALM
9 7 (1.57%) Netcool/Webtop
10 6 (1.34%) OMEGAMON
11 4 (0.89%) Grafana
11 4 (0.89%) Nagios
11 4 (0.89%) zSecure
Vendors
1 127 (28.41%) Oracle
2 69 (15.44%) VMware
3 64 (14.32%) Microsoft
4 42 (9.40%) Red Hat
5 32 (7.16%) CA
5 32 (7.16%) HP
6 30 (6.71%) SAP
7 28 (6.26%) Google
7 28 (6.26%) Splunk
8 23 (5.15%) Cisco
9 20 (4.47%) Dell
10 19 (4.25%) EMC
11 15 (3.36%) BMC
12 12 (2.68%) Citrix
13 11 (2.46%) MuleSoft
13 11 (2.46%) ServiceNow
13 11 (2.46%) Veritas
14 10 (2.24%) AppDynamics
14 10 (2.24%) CyberArk
15 9 (2.01%) Salesforce.com