Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 230 192 138
Rank change year-on-year -38 -54 -23
Contract jobs citing IBM 909 1,359 1,745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.18% 1.45% 1.91%
As % of the Vendors category 2.73% 3.45% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 823 1,092
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £308
90th Percentile £622 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 29
England median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +46.00% -23.44%
10th Percentile £23.05 £16.85 £13.31
90th Percentile £48.15 £54.90 £50.22
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.59% +46.00% -30.56%

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 33,239 39,412 39,455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.12% 42.13% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,092 24,690 24,583
England median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £630 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,217 1,480 1,275
England median hourly rate £19.71 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.63% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.03 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.30 £45.91 £45.80
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.42 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.83% -0.47% +2.34%

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 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -55 340 £500 - 64
South East +14 233 £441 +3.65% 36
North of England +5 123 £450 +12.50% 36
East of England +49 90 £450 +15.68% 14
North West +13 73 £450 +12.50% 18
Midlands -12 55 £475 +5.56% 22
South West -43 48 £500 +2.56% 18
Yorkshire +5 46 £400 +0.06% 11
West Midlands -8 41 £475 +5.56% 18
East Midlands +12 13 £338 -20.59% 4
North East +4 4 £538 +48.28% 7
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 256 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (26.73%) SQL
3 230 (25.30%) Java
4 224 (24.64%) Oracle
5 205 (22.55%) Linux
6 182 (20.02%) Windows
7 168 (18.48%) Finance
8 156 (17.16%) WebSphere
9 152 (16.72%) AWS
10 143 (15.73%) Microsoft
11 123 (13.53%) DevOps
12 117 (12.87%) Python
13 111 (12.21%) DB2
14 107 (11.77%) Unix
14 107 (11.77%) Problem-Solving
15 105 (11.55%) Migration
15 105 (11.55%) Scrum
16 103 (11.33%) Security Cleared
17 102 (11.22%) JIRA
18 95 (10.45%) SC Cleared
18 95 (10.45%) Azure
19 93 (10.23%) Banking
20 91 (10.01%) Git (software)
21 90 (9.90%) Informatica
22 88 (9.68%) SQL Server
23 86 (9.46%) SAP
24 84 (9.24%) HP
25 80 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
26 79 (8.69%) E-Commerce
26 79 (8.69%) Unit Testing

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
1 156 (17.16%) WebSphere
2 42 (4.62%) WebSphere Application Server
3 39 (4.29%) Apache Spark
4 36 (3.96%) IIS
5 26 (2.86%) CMS
6 23 (2.53%) Confluence
7 22 (2.42%) SAS
8 20 (2.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 20 (2.20%) Sitecore CMS
9 19 (2.09%) Apache
10 18 (1.98%) JBoss
11 16 (1.76%) MS Exchange
12 14 (1.54%) CICS
12 14 (1.54%) IBM Domino
12 14 (1.54%) WebLogic
13 10 (1.10%) Anypoint
14 9 (0.99%) FileNet
14 9 (0.99%) Tomcat
15 8 (0.88%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 46 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.99%) FileZilla
5 8 (0.88%) Notepad++
6 7 (0.77%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.77%) Sketch
7 5 (0.55%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.33%) SPSS
9 3 (0.33%) Windchill
10 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.11%) Simulink
10 1 (0.11%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 41 (4.51%) Magento
2 26 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (2.42%) Siebel CRM
4 15 (1.65%) Remedy ITSM
5 11 (1.21%) Shopify
6 10 (1.10%) BusinessWorks
6 10 (1.10%) Cognos TM1
6 10 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (0.99%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.44%) Fredhopper
8 4 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.33%) Maximo
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 3 (0.33%) Unica
10 2 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
10 2 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 152 (16.72%) AWS
2 95 (10.45%) Azure
3 35 (3.85%) Amazon S3
3 35 (3.85%) Serverless
4 33 (3.63%) GitHub
5 31 (3.41%) AWS Lambda
6 29 (3.19%) Amazon Kinesis
6 29 (3.19%) CloudFront
6 29 (3.19%) IBM Cloud
7 24 (2.64%) Office 365
8 18 (1.98%) GCP
9 17 (1.87%) OpenShift
10 16 (1.76%) IaaS
11 15 (1.65%) PaaS
12 13 (1.43%) IBM Blueworks
13 12 (1.32%) Power Platform
14 11 (1.21%) Amazon EKS
14 11 (1.21%) Apigee
15 10 (1.10%) Akamai
16 9 (0.99%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 58 (6.38%) SAN
2 33 (3.63%) NAS
3 29 (3.19%) DNS
4 23 (2.53%) FTP
5 22 (2.42%) Firewall
6 21 (2.31%) SSL
7 16 (1.76%) WAN
8 12 (1.32%) Internet
8 12 (1.32%) TCP/IP
9 11 (1.21%) Cisco Firepower
9 11 (1.21%) SMTP
10 10 (1.10%) DKIM
10 10 (1.10%) DMARC
10 10 (1.10%) HTTPS
10 10 (1.10%) LAN
10 10 (1.10%) Network Security
11 8 (0.88%) DHCP
11 8 (0.88%) iSCSI
11 8 (0.88%) SNMP
11 8 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (12.21%) DB2
2 88 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 71 (7.81%) Oracle Database
4 60 (6.60%) IBM InfoSphere
5 45 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
6 43 (4.73%) DataStage
7 41 (4.51%) PostgreSQL
8 33 (3.63%) Relational Database
9 28 (3.08%) MongoDB
10 27 (2.97%) Oracle BI EE
11 25 (2.75%) NoSQL
11 25 (2.75%) RDBMS
12 22 (2.42%) MySQL
13 21 (2.31%) Oracle8/8i Database
13 21 (2.31%) Oracle9i Database
14 20 (2.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 15 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
15 15 (1.65%) Oracle Database 12c
16 14 (1.54%) Hadoop
17 13 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 102 (11.22%) JIRA
2 91 (10.01%) Git (software)
3 75 (8.25%) Jenkins
4 27 (2.97%) Jasmine
5 26 (2.86%) Grunt
5 26 (2.86%) Karma Test Runner
6 25 (2.75%) IBM UrbanCode
7 22 (2.42%) Cucumber
8 20 (2.20%) Bower
8 20 (2.20%) Eclipse
8 20 (2.20%) Selenium
9 19 (2.09%) Subversion
9 19 (2.09%) Visual Studio Team System
10 18 (1.98%) JUnit
10 18 (1.98%) Maven
11 14 (1.54%) Rational Team Concert
12 10 (1.10%) Ant
12 10 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (1.10%) GitLab
13 9 (0.99%) Vagrant
General
1 168 (18.48%) Finance
2 93 (10.23%) Banking
3 67 (7.37%) Retail
4 57 (6.27%) Games
5 29 (3.19%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.75%) Public Sector
7 18 (1.98%) Publishing
8 15 (1.65%) Marketing
9 12 (1.32%) Legal
9 12 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.99%) Back Office
11 8 (0.88%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.77%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.66%) Electronics
14 5 (0.55%) Automotive
15 4 (0.44%) Billing
15 4 (0.44%) Law
15 4 (0.44%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.33%) Avionics
16 3 (0.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 203 (22.33%) Developer
2 99 (10.89%) Architect
3 89 (9.79%) Analyst
4 61 (6.71%) Administrator
4 61 (6.71%) Consultant
5 48 (5.28%) DevOps Engineer
6 39 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
7 36 (3.96%) Project Manager
8 32 (3.52%) DBA
9 27 (2.97%) DataStage Developer
9 27 (2.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 24 (2.64%) AWS DevOps
10 24 (2.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 24 (2.64%) AWS Engineer
11 22 (2.42%) ETL Developer
11 22 (2.42%) Java Developer
12 21 (2.31%) Support Analyst
13 19 (2.09%) E-Commerce Manager
14 18 (1.98%) Data Architect
15 17 (1.87%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (7.26%) Kafka
2 65 (7.15%) Middleware
3 60 (6.60%) XML
4 50 (5.50%) Web Services
5 48 (5.28%) HTML
6 47 (5.17%) REST
7 44 (4.84%) CSS
8 39 (4.29%) AngularJS
9 35 (3.85%) SOAP
10 34 (3.74%) J2EE
10 34 (3.74%) React
10 34 (3.74%) RESTful
11 31 (3.41%) LDAP
12 30 (3.30%) Spring
13 29 (3.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 28 (3.08%) JSON
14 28 (3.08%) Sass
15 26 (2.86%) Semantic HTML
15 26 (2.86%) Swagger
15 26 (2.86%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 80 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (5.39%) Data Centre
3 42 (4.62%) Mainframe
4 38 (4.18%) Management Information System
5 34 (3.74%) User Experience
6 30 (3.30%) Clustering
7 29 (3.19%) W3C
8 27 (2.97%) Replication
9 22 (2.42%) IBM Mainframe
10 20 (2.20%) Vector Graphics
11 18 (1.98%) AS400
12 13 (1.43%) Blog
12 13 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
13 11 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 10 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (1.10%) Mobile App
14 10 (1.10%) Public Cloud
14 10 (1.10%) VSAM
15 9 (0.99%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 205 (22.55%) Linux
2 182 (20.02%) Windows
3 107 (11.77%) Unix
4 66 (7.26%) AIX
5 53 (5.83%) Windows Server
6 43 (4.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (2.86%) zOS
9 21 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (2.20%) Solaris
11 12 (1.32%) Windows 10
11 12 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (1.21%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.77%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.66%) CentOS
16 5 (0.55%) MVS
16 5 (0.55%) VMS
17 4 (0.44%) Android
18 3 (0.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (13.53%) DevOps
3 107 (11.77%) Problem-Solving
4 105 (11.55%) Migration
4 105 (11.55%) Scrum
5 79 (8.69%) E-Commerce
5 79 (8.69%) Unit Testing
6 75 (8.25%) ITIL
7 68 (7.48%) ETL
8 66 (7.26%) Project Management
9 63 (6.93%) Data Modelling
10 51 (5.61%) Configuration Management
10 51 (5.61%) Microservices
10 51 (5.61%) TDD
11 46 (5.06%) Data Management
12 45 (4.95%) OOP
13 44 (4.84%) Test Automation
14 42 (4.62%) Analytics
14 42 (4.62%) Data Migration
14 42 (4.62%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 243 (26.73%) SQL
2 230 (25.30%) Java
3 117 (12.87%) Python
4 74 (8.14%) JavaScript
5 60 (6.60%) Shell Script
6 48 (5.28%) PowerShell
7 41 (4.51%) Perl
8 29 (3.19%) JCL
9 28 (3.08%) Bash Shell
10 25 (2.75%) PL/SQL
11 18 (1.98%) C
11 18 (1.98%) PHP
12 16 (1.76%) COBOL
12 16 (1.76%) XPath
13 15 (1.65%) T-SQL
14 12 (1.32%) Assembly Language
14 12 (1.32%) XQuery
15 10 (1.10%) Java 8
15 10 (1.10%) VBScript
16 9 (0.99%) Scala
Qualifications
1 103 (11.33%) Security Cleared
2 95 (10.45%) SC Cleared
3 36 (3.96%) AWS Certification
4 21 (2.31%) Degree
5 17 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.10%) ISEB
7 9 (0.99%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.77%) CISM
10 6 (0.66%) CISA
10 6 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
10 6 (0.66%) MCSE
10 6 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (0.55%) CISSP
11 5 (0.55%) SANS
12 4 (0.44%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.44%) MBA
13 3 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.53%) Data Quality
1 23 (2.53%) QA
1 23 (2.53%) SLA
2 7 (0.77%) GDPR
2 7 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.44%) NIST
5 3 (0.33%) DO-178B
5 3 (0.33%) PMO
5 3 (0.33%) WCAG
6 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.22%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) ITGC
7 1 (0.11%) MISRA
7 1 (0.11%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.11%) NCSC
7 1 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 52 (5.72%) Active Directory
2 39 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (3.96%) Docker
4 33 (3.63%) Hyper-V
5 23 (2.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 10 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.99%) Firmware
7 9 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (0.99%) VirtualBox
8 8 (0.88%) RACF
8 8 (0.88%) vSphere
9 7 (0.77%) Time Sharing Option
9 7 (0.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 7 (0.77%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.66%) NFS
10 6 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 6 (0.66%) XenApp
11 5 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.55%) OCFS2
11 5 (0.55%) Samba
Systems Management
1 53 (5.83%) Tivoli
2 47 (5.17%) Ansible
3 31 (3.41%) Kubernetes
4 27 (2.97%) NetBackup
5 26 (2.86%) Terraform
6 24 (2.64%) SCCM
7 21 (2.31%) Puppet
8 18 (1.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 13 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 10 (1.10%) Backup Exec
10 10 (1.10%) Control-M
10 10 (1.10%) Docker Swarm
10 10 (1.10%) Netcool
10 10 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
11 9 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
11 9 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (0.88%) Netcool/OMNIbus
12 8 (0.88%) OMEGAMON
13 7 (0.77%) Data Guard
13 7 (0.77%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 224 (24.64%) Oracle
2 143 (15.73%) Microsoft
3 90 (9.90%) Informatica
4 86 (9.46%) SAP
5 84 (9.24%) HP
6 72 (7.92%) VMware
7 67 (7.37%) Citrix
8 66 (7.26%) IBM Sterling
9 58 (6.38%) Cisco
10 46 (5.06%) Red Hat
11 43 (4.73%) Cognos
12 38 (4.18%) EMC
13 35 (3.85%) hybris
13 35 (3.85%) Veritas
14 34 (3.74%) Dell
15 29 (3.19%) OpenText
15 29 (3.19%) Siebel
16 25 (2.75%) Remedy
16 25 (2.75%) TIBCO
17 24 (2.64%) NetApp