Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 2018 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 130 103
Rank change year-on-year -52 -27 -9
Contract jobs citing IBM 1,426 1,804 2,263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.51% 1.99% 2.28%
As % of the Vendors category 3.58% 4.57% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 836 1,105 1,327
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -3.41%
10th Percentile £325 £309 £295
90th Percentile £625 £624 £601
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 36
England median hourly rate £20.50 £24.38 £34.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.90% -28.99% +9.18%
10th Percentile £14.80 £13.41 £19.25
90th Percentile £49.40 £49.78 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -18.00% -30.56% +14.50%

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 39,817 39,480 44,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.30% 43.49% 44.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,006 24,493 27,659
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.65% +6.13%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £250
90th Percentile £625 £619 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,488 1,283 1,478
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.40 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018. 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 -28 646 £500 - 108
South East -44 306 £438 +2.94% 41
North of England -64 203 £405 -1.22% 32
Midlands -18 113 £450 +12.50% 39
North West -59 97 £403 -5.24% 14
Yorkshire -4 87 £413 +0.61% 14
West Midlands -42 80 £450 +16.13% 27
South West -14 79 £488 +7.44% 14
East of England -34 73 £400 -5.33% 27
East Midlands +15 24 £438 -5.41% 11
North East -38 20 £350 +7.69% 4
South Coast 0 1 - -
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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.

1 367 (25.74%) Java
1 367 (25.74%) Oracle
2 361 (25.32%) Finance
3 340 (23.84%) Linux
4 312 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
5 301 (21.11%) SQL
6 281 (19.71%) Unix
7 254 (17.81%) Windows
8 250 (17.53%) Banking
9 237 (16.62%) WebSphere
10 211 (14.80%) Amazon AWS
11 196 (13.74%) Microsoft
12 186 (13.04%) Middleware
13 169 (11.85%) SQL Server
14 153 (10.73%) DevOps
15 149 (10.45%) Python
16 148 (10.38%) VMware
17 145 (10.17%) XML
18 144 (10.10%) Web Services
18 144 (10.10%) Microsoft Azure
18 144 (10.10%) Jenkins
19 141 (9.89%) ITIL
20 135 (9.47%) Migration
21 132 (9.26%) Git (software)
21 132 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
22 119 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
22 119 (8.35%) Active Directory
23 116 (8.13%) Red Hat
23 116 (8.13%) Scrum
24 114 (7.99%) DB2

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
1 237 (16.62%) WebSphere
2 70 (4.91%) Apache
3 56 (3.93%) WebSphere Application Server
4 54 (3.79%) WebLogic
5 53 (3.72%) Confluence
6 51 (3.58%) Tomcat
7 46 (3.23%) IIS
8 44 (3.09%) Cloud Foundry
8 44 (3.09%) JBoss
9 37 (2.59%) SAS
10 33 (2.31%) MS Exchange
11 32 (2.24%) IBM Domino
12 28 (1.96%) Apache Spark
13 23 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 23 (1.61%) SharePoint
14 22 (1.54%) CICS
15 21 (1.47%) IBM Notes
16 18 (1.26%) OpenStack
17 16 (1.12%) IBM HTTP Server
18 15 (1.05%) FileNet
Applications
1 47 (3.30%) MS Visio
2 36 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.56%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.21%) SPSS
7 3 (0.21%) Windchill
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.14%) ImageReady
9 1 (0.070%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.070%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.070%) EngageOne
9 1 (0.070%) HipChat
9 1 (0.070%) InVision
9 1 (0.070%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 32 (2.24%) Maximo
2 20 (1.40%) Cognos TM1
3 17 (1.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 15 (1.05%) Actimize
5 13 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
6 11 (0.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 9 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.49%) Unica
9 6 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (0.35%) TRIRIGA
11 4 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
11 4 (0.28%) thinkFolio
12 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
12 3 (0.21%) Markit EDM
12 3 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
12 3 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
12 3 (0.21%) Siebel CRM
13 2 (0.14%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 211 (14.80%) Amazon AWS
2 144 (10.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (6.03%) IBM Cloud
4 45 (3.16%) PaaS
5 41 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
6 37 (2.59%) IaaS
7 36 (2.52%) SaaS
8 35 (2.45%) Office 365
9 34 (2.38%) GitHub
9 34 (2.38%) OpenShift
10 31 (2.17%) IBM Blueworks
11 24 (1.68%) npm
12 20 (1.40%) Heroku
13 14 (0.98%) Boomi
14 13 (0.91%) Amazon S3
15 11 (0.77%) SoftLayer
16 5 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
16 5 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
17 4 (0.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 102 (7.15%) SAN
2 85 (5.96%) Firewall
3 58 (4.07%) DNS
4 45 (3.16%) SSL
5 41 (2.88%) TCP/IP
6 35 (2.45%) HTTP
7 26 (1.82%) Internet
7 26 (1.82%) NAS
8 21 (1.47%) VPN
8 21 (1.47%) WAN
9 19 (1.33%) SMS
10 16 (1.12%) DHCP
10 16 (1.12%) iSCSI
10 16 (1.12%) VLAN
10 16 (1.12%) Wireless
11 15 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
12 13 (0.91%) FTP
12 13 (0.91%) SMTP
12 13 (0.91%) SSH
13 12 (0.84%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (11.85%) SQL Server
2 114 (7.99%) DB2
3 91 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
4 88 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
5 71 (4.98%) DataStage
6 70 (4.91%) Relational Database
7 56 (3.93%) Big Data
8 55 (3.86%) Oracle Database
9 54 (3.79%) Hadoop
10 49 (3.44%) MongoDB
11 44 (3.09%) IBM InfoSphere
12 34 (2.38%) NoSQL
13 32 (2.24%) MySQL
14 27 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
15 24 (1.68%) RDBMS
16 22 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 21 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
17 21 (1.47%) Power BI
18 20 (1.40%) Redis
19 19 (1.33%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 144 (10.10%) Jenkins
2 132 (9.26%) Git (software)
3 98 (6.87%) JIRA
4 55 (3.86%) Maven
5 51 (3.58%) Sonatype Nexus
6 48 (3.37%) Subversion
7 32 (2.24%) Ant
8 31 (2.17%) SonarQube
9 28 (1.96%) GitLab
10 24 (1.68%) Selenium
11 21 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 21 (1.47%) Cucumber
11 21 (1.47%) Gerrit
12 18 (1.26%) Bitbucket
12 18 (1.26%) Rational DOORS
13 16 (1.12%) SoapUI
14 15 (1.05%) JUnit
15 14 (0.98%) Visual Studio
16 13 (0.91%) IBM UrbanCode
17 12 (0.84%) Eclipse
General
1 361 (25.32%) Finance
2 250 (17.53%) Banking
3 95 (6.66%) Retail
4 39 (2.73%) Back Office
5 37 (2.59%) Marketing
6 25 (1.75%) Financial Institution
7 22 (1.54%) Legal
8 20 (1.40%) Retail Banking
9 19 (1.33%) Investment Banking
10 17 (1.19%) Billing
10 17 (1.19%) Telecoms
11 16 (1.12%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.77%) Front Office
12 11 (0.77%) Publishing
13 10 (0.70%) Advertising
14 8 (0.56%) Online Betting
15 7 (0.49%) Aerospace
15 7 (0.49%) Automotive
16 6 (0.42%) German Language
17 5 (0.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 332 (23.28%) Developer
2 236 (16.55%) Architect
3 147 (10.31%) Analyst
4 80 (5.61%) Consultant
5 77 (5.40%) Java Developer
6 64 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
7 54 (3.79%) Administrator
7 54 (3.79%) Business Analyst
8 51 (3.58%) Project Manager
9 50 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
10 45 (3.16%) Technical Architect
11 37 (2.59%) Integration Developer
12 34 (2.38%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 33 (2.31%) Security Architect
14 32 (2.24%) Infrastructure Architect
15 30 (2.10%) Support Engineer
16 29 (2.03%) Cloud Architect
16 29 (2.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 26 (1.82%) Integration Architect
17 26 (1.82%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (13.04%) Middleware
2 145 (10.17%) XML
3 144 (10.10%) Web Services
4 111 (7.78%) REST
5 107 (7.50%) Spring
6 106 (7.43%) SOAP
7 100 (7.01%) IBM Integration Bus
8 91 (6.38%) Node.js
9 86 (6.03%) HTML
10 83 (5.82%) WebSphere MQ
11 68 (4.77%) CSS
12 67 (4.70%) J2EE
13 56 (3.93%) Java EE
14 55 (3.86%) AngularJS
15 54 (3.79%) RESTful
15 54 (3.79%) Spring Boot
16 53 (3.72%) JSON
17 49 (3.44%) Hibernate
18 43 (3.02%) RabbitMQ
19 37 (2.59%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 119 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (5.61%) Data Centre
3 72 (5.05%) Mainframe
4 63 (4.42%) Management Information System
5 60 (4.21%) DataPower
6 57 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
7 53 (3.72%) Computer Science
8 43 (3.02%) IBM Mainframe
9 39 (2.73%) Clustering
10 36 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
10 36 (2.52%) iPad
11 30 (2.10%) Public Cloud
12 24 (1.68%) iSeries
12 24 (1.68%) Replication
13 23 (1.61%) Mobile App
14 18 (1.26%) User Experience
15 14 (0.98%) Client/Server
15 14 (0.98%) Driving Licence
15 14 (0.98%) PKI
16 13 (0.91%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 340 (23.84%) Linux
2 281 (19.71%) Unix
3 254 (17.81%) Windows
4 106 (7.43%) Windows Server
5 104 (7.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 103 (7.22%) AIX
7 44 (3.09%) Solaris
8 36 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (1.89%) Windows 10
10 25 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (1.68%) Windows XP
12 23 (1.61%) zOS
13 16 (1.12%) Android
14 14 (0.98%) Apple iOS
15 12 (0.84%) Windows 2000
15 12 (0.84%) Windows 7
16 10 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
16 10 (0.70%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 10 (0.70%) Windows NT
17 8 (0.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (10.73%) DevOps
3 141 (9.89%) ITIL
4 135 (9.47%) Migration
5 132 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
6 116 (8.13%) Scrum
7 97 (6.80%) TDD
8 93 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 88 (6.17%) ETL
10 82 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
11 77 (5.40%) Microservices
12 76 (5.33%) BDD
13 74 (5.19%) E-Commerce
14 71 (4.98%) Data Modelling
15 70 (4.91%) SOA
16 69 (4.84%) Project Management
17 68 (4.77%) Analytics
17 68 (4.77%) SDLC
17 68 (4.77%) Waterfall
18 64 (4.49%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 367 (25.74%) Java
2 301 (21.11%) SQL
3 149 (10.45%) Python
4 110 (7.71%) JavaScript
5 69 (4.84%) Shell Script
6 59 (4.14%) Bash Shell
7 54 (3.79%) PL/SQL
8 45 (3.16%) Perl
9 43 (3.02%) Ruby
10 41 (2.88%) PowerShell
11 40 (2.81%) COBOL
12 39 (2.73%) Java 8
13 38 (2.66%) Groovy
14 36 (2.52%) JCL
15 30 (2.10%) C
16 28 (1.96%) C#
17 27 (1.89%) C++
18 24 (1.68%) T-SQL
19 16 (1.12%) PHP
20 15 (1.05%) Korn
Qualifications
1 100 (7.01%) Security Cleared
2 85 (5.96%) SC Cleared
3 69 (4.84%) Degree
4 35 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (2.24%) CISSP
6 24 (1.68%) CISM
7 18 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (1.19%) CCNP
8 17 (1.19%) CISA
9 15 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.84%) CCNA
11 12 (0.84%) MCSE
11 12 (0.84%) RHCE
12 10 (0.70%) PMI Certification
12 10 (0.70%) PMP
13 9 (0.63%) CREST Certified
13 9 (0.63%) IISP
13 9 (0.63%) MOS
14 8 (0.56%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.45%) QA
2 27 (1.89%) Data Quality
2 27 (1.89%) GCP
3 26 (1.82%) GDPR
4 24 (1.68%) PCI DSS
5 20 (1.40%) SLA
6 18 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 17 (1.19%) PSD2
8 15 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 13 (0.91%) PMO
10 10 (0.70%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.63%) ISAE 3402
11 9 (0.63%) ISO 22301
11 9 (0.63%) ISO 31000
11 9 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 8 (0.56%) Actionable Recommendations
13 5 (0.35%) ISO 20022
13 5 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 15288
14 4 (0.28%) ISO 26262
15 2 (0.14%) SEPA
System Software
1 119 (8.35%) Active Directory
2 102 (7.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (5.26%) Docker
4 42 (2.95%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (2.52%) Hyper-V
6 31 (2.17%) XenApp
7 23 (1.61%) vSphere
8 20 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 19 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (1.19%) XenDesktop
11 16 (1.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 16 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
12 14 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
13 12 (0.84%) NFS
14 10 (0.70%) OpenAM
15 7 (0.49%) Firmware
16 6 (0.42%) RACF
16 6 (0.42%) Samba
16 6 (0.42%) Time Sharing Option
17 5 (0.35%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 77 (5.40%) Ansible
2 67 (4.70%) Kubernetes
3 61 (4.28%) Tivoli
4 52 (3.65%) Opscode Chef
5 48 (3.37%) Puppet
6 37 (2.59%) SCCM
7 31 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 25 (1.75%) NetBackup
9 22 (1.54%) Consul
10 20 (1.40%) Mesos
11 17 (1.19%) Control-M
11 17 (1.19%) Nagios
11 17 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
12 16 (1.12%) Terraform
13 15 (1.05%) Data Guard
14 13 (0.91%) SCOM
15 12 (0.84%) CA Single Sign-On
15 12 (0.84%) Nessus
15 12 (0.84%) QRadar
15 12 (0.84%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 367 (25.74%) Oracle
2 196 (13.74%) Microsoft
3 148 (10.38%) VMware
4 116 (8.13%) Red Hat
5 103 (7.22%) HP
6 80 (5.61%) SAP
7 69 (4.84%) Cisco
8 66 (4.63%) Citrix
9 58 (4.07%) Google
10 53 (3.72%) Cognos
11 52 (3.65%) Dell
12 48 (3.37%) EMC
13 45 (3.16%) Informatica
14 42 (2.95%) Adobe
14 42 (2.95%) Splunk
15 38 (2.66%) CA
16 35 (2.45%) McAfee
17 34 (2.38%) Sun
17 34 (2.38%) Tableau
18 32 (2.24%) BMC