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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 103 96
Rank change year-on-year -16 -7  
Contract jobs citing IBM 878 1117 1145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.03% 2.29% 2.25%
As % of the Vendors category 4.63% 5.15% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 653 606
Median daily rate £450 £413 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £292 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £405
% change year-on-year - -1.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 24
Median hourly rate £21.20 £21.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% -44.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.22 £18.90 £19.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £39.00 £48.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £28.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.94% -24.00%  

IBM is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18970 21682 22783
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.95% 44.49% 44.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11606 13612 13631
Median daily rate £427 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.43% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 635 721 1031
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.33 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing IBM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -22 345 £500 +14.28% 59
South East -15 180 £406 -4.41% 20
North West +2 98 £425 - 16
Yorkshire +27 57 £400 - 4
East of England -17 57 £400 -11.11% 10
West Midlands 0 46 £388 +3.33% 25
South West +6 41 £375 - 6
North East +14 17 £310 +8.77% 3
East Midlands -14 10 £400 - 7
Midlands +14 5 £501 +25.31% 32
South Coast - 2 - -
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for IBM.

1 437 (26.44%) Java
2 411 (24.86%) Linux
3 406 (24.56%) Finance
4 391 (23.65%) Oracle
5 369 (22.32%) WebSphere
6 319 (19.30%) Unix
7 312 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
8 306 (18.51%) SQL
9 278 (16.82%) Windows
10 240 (14.52%) Microsoft
11 223 (13.49%) Migration
11 223 (13.49%) Banking
12 210 (12.70%) AIX
13 185 (11.19%) Web Services
14 181 (10.95%) HP
15 178 (10.77%) Middleware
16 172 (10.41%) Security Cleared
17 167 (10.10%) JavaScript
18 160 (9.68%) VMware
19 156 (9.44%) XML
20 155 (9.38%) DevOps
21 154 (9.32%) Data Centre
22 150 (9.07%) Retail
23 149 (9.01%) SC Cleared
24 144 (8.71%) DB2
25 142 (8.59%) SQL Server
26 139 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
27 130 (7.86%) ITIL
28 125 (7.56%) WebSphere MQ
28 125 (7.56%) Firewall

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
1 369 (22.32%) WebSphere
2 88 (5.32%) WebSphere Application Server
3 83 (5.02%) Apache
4 69 (4.17%) JBoss
5 68 (4.11%) Tomcat
6 49 (2.96%) IIS
7 39 (2.36%) WebLogic
8 38 (2.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 37 (2.24%) SAS
10 33 (2.00%) CMS
11 30 (1.81%) Confluence
12 25 (1.51%) Documentum
13 24 (1.45%) WebSphere Portal
14 23 (1.39%) Apache Spark
15 22 (1.33%) MQSeries
16 21 (1.27%) SharePoint
17 20 (1.21%) OpenStack
18 19 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
18 19 (1.15%) IBM HTTP Server
18 19 (1.15%) Liferay
Applications
1 65 (3.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
3 49 (2.96%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.73%) SPSS
7 6 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.30%) Simulink
9 4 (0.24%) ImageReady
10 1 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 56 (3.39%) Maximo
2 29 (1.75%) Unica
3 17 (1.03%) Cognos TM1
4 16 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 14 (0.85%) Cognos Controller
5 14 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
6 13 (0.79%) Magento
7 12 (0.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 12 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
8 11 (0.67%) Oracle Utilities
9 9 (0.54%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 8 (0.48%) Adobe Campaign
10 8 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
11 6 (0.36%) Fredhopper
11 6 (0.36%) SAP HCM
11 6 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
12 5 (0.30%) SAP GRC
12 5 (0.30%) TRIRIGA
13 4 (0.24%) ION MarketView
14 3 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 90 (5.44%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (2.78%) IBM Cloud
3 44 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (1.88%) PaaS
5 30 (1.81%) Bluemix
6 29 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (1.45%) OpenShift
8 22 (1.33%) IBM Blueworks
9 20 (1.21%) SoftLayer
10 17 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
11 16 (0.97%) Office 365
12 14 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (0.73%) SaaS
14 11 (0.67%) GitHub
14 11 (0.67%) IaaS
15 10 (0.60%) Google App Engine
16 7 (0.42%) Silverpop
17 6 (0.36%) IBM SmartCloud
17 6 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
17 6 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 125 (7.56%) Firewall
2 102 (6.17%) SAN
3 86 (5.20%) DNS
4 76 (4.60%) HTTP
5 71 (4.30%) TCP/IP
6 57 (3.45%) LDAP
7 53 (3.21%) FTP
8 44 (2.66%) SSL
9 39 (2.36%) LAN
9 39 (2.36%) WAN
10 37 (2.24%) DHCP
11 36 (2.18%) VPN
12 31 (1.88%) NAS
13 22 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
13 22 (1.33%) Internet
14 21 (1.27%) Network Security
15 20 (1.21%) Fibre Channel
16 18 (1.09%) VoIP
17 13 (0.79%) BGP
17 13 (0.79%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (8.71%) DB2
2 142 (8.59%) SQL Server
3 106 (6.41%) Oracle Database
4 69 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 66 (3.99%) Relational Database
6 59 (3.57%) MongoDB
7 55 (3.33%) Hadoop
8 50 (3.02%) Big Data
9 45 (2.72%) IBM InfoSphere
9 45 (2.72%) NoSQL
10 41 (2.48%) DataStage
11 39 (2.36%) MySQL
12 31 (1.88%) RDBMS
13 28 (1.69%) Redis
14 20 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
15 18 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
15 18 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
16 15 (0.91%) DbVisualizer
16 15 (0.91%) HBase
16 15 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 116 (7.02%) Jenkins
2 93 (5.63%) Git (software)
3 75 (4.54%) JIRA
4 46 (2.78%) Maven
5 37 (2.24%) Cucumber
6 34 (2.06%) Selenium
7 31 (1.88%) Subversion
8 29 (1.75%) Ant
8 29 (1.75%) TeamCity
9 27 (1.63%) JUnit
10 26 (1.57%) Eclipse
11 25 (1.51%) Gradle
12 21 (1.27%) GitLab
13 18 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (0.91%) Talend Open Studio
14 15 (0.91%) Travis CI
15 14 (0.85%) Rational DOORS
16 13 (0.79%) Mockito
16 13 (0.79%) SoapUI
16 13 (0.79%) WebDriver
General
1 406 (24.56%) Finance
2 223 (13.49%) Banking
3 150 (9.07%) Retail
4 69 (4.17%) Marketing
5 65 (3.93%) Telecoms
6 36 (2.18%) Investment Banking
7 19 (1.15%) Games
7 19 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.09%) Back Office
9 17 (1.03%) Electronics
9 17 (1.03%) Legal
10 14 (0.85%) Front Office
11 13 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.73%) Advertising
13 10 (0.60%) Prime Brokerage
14 9 (0.54%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.54%) International Banking
14 9 (0.54%) Law
15 8 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
16 7 (0.42%) Military
Job Titles
1 377 (22.81%) Developer
2 204 (12.34%) Architect
3 177 (10.71%) Consultant
4 163 (9.86%) Analyst
5 106 (6.41%) Java Developer
6 58 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
7 55 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
8 46 (2.78%) Administrator
9 44 (2.66%) Designer
9 44 (2.66%) WebSphere Developer
10 40 (2.42%) Senior Developer
10 40 (2.42%) Technical Architect
11 37 (2.24%) Project Manager
12 35 (2.12%) AIX Engineer
13 34 (2.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 34 (2.06%) Systems Engineer
14 33 (2.00%) Tester
14 33 (2.00%) Unix Engineer
15 32 (1.94%) Business Analyst
15 32 (1.94%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (11.19%) Web Services
2 178 (10.77%) Middleware
3 156 (9.44%) XML
4 125 (7.56%) IBM Integration Bus
4 125 (7.56%) WebSphere MQ
5 124 (7.50%) SOAP
6 117 (7.08%) HTML
7 115 (6.96%) RESTful
8 113 (6.84%) REST
9 106 (6.41%) J2EE
10 90 (5.44%) .NET
11 83 (5.02%) CSS
12 78 (4.72%) Spring
13 63 (3.81%) Node.js
14 61 (3.69%) JSON
15 60 (3.63%) XSLT
16 58 (3.51%) JMS
17 51 (3.09%) AngularJS
18 50 (3.02%) HTML5
19 47 (2.84%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 154 (9.32%) Data Centre
2 139 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (6.17%) Mainframe
4 75 (4.54%) DataPower
5 59 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 42 (2.54%) IBM Mainframe
7 41 (2.48%) Replication
8 33 (2.00%) Computer Science
8 33 (2.00%) iSeries
9 30 (1.81%) Private Cloud
10 23 (1.39%) Tandem
11 21 (1.27%) Client/Server
11 21 (1.27%) User Experience
12 20 (1.21%) AS400
13 19 (1.15%) Clustering
14 18 (1.09%) Mobile App
15 17 (1.03%) SWIFT
16 15 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
17 13 (0.79%) Derivative
17 13 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 411 (24.86%) Linux
2 319 (19.30%) Unix
3 278 (16.82%) Windows
4 210 (12.70%) AIX
5 124 (7.50%) Solaris
6 92 (5.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 75 (4.54%) Windows Server
8 33 (2.00%) zOS
9 31 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (1.69%) SUSE
10 28 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (1.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 22 (1.33%) HPUX
13 18 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
13 18 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (0.97%) Apple iOS
15 12 (0.73%) CentOS
16 10 (0.60%) Windows 7
17 8 (0.48%) Android
18 6 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (13.49%) Migration
3 155 (9.38%) DevOps
4 130 (7.86%) ITIL
5 117 (7.08%) Open Source
6 111 (6.72%) Analytics
7 110 (6.65%) Scrum
8 107 (6.47%) SOA
9 105 (6.35%) Data Modelling
10 93 (5.63%) Change Management
10 93 (5.63%) E-Commerce
11 88 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
12 87 (5.26%) ETL
13 85 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
14 79 (4.78%) Continuous Integration
14 79 (4.78%) TDD
15 77 (4.66%) CRM
16 72 (4.36%) Configuration Management
17 70 (4.23%) Project Management
18 67 (4.05%) OO
Programming Languages
1 437 (26.44%) Java
2 306 (18.51%) SQL
3 167 (10.10%) JavaScript
4 76 (4.60%) Shell Script
5 73 (4.42%) Python
6 72 (4.36%) Perl
7 52 (3.15%) Bash Shell
8 50 (3.02%) PowerShell
9 39 (2.36%) JCL
10 34 (2.06%) C#
11 29 (1.75%) C
11 29 (1.75%) PL/SQL
12 26 (1.57%) C++
13 18 (1.09%) PHP
13 18 (1.09%) XPath
14 17 (1.03%) COBOL
15 16 (0.97%) Korn
15 16 (0.97%) VB
16 15 (0.91%) R
16 15 (0.91%) Scala
Qualifications
1 172 (10.41%) Security Cleared
2 149 (9.01%) SC Cleared
3 69 (4.17%) Degree
4 29 (1.75%) CISSP
5 17 (1.03%) SANS
5 17 (1.03%) SSCP
6 15 (0.91%) ISTQB
7 13 (0.79%) ISEB
7 13 (0.79%) PMI Certification
8 12 (0.73%) Master's Degree
9 11 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (0.54%) CISM
11 8 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.42%) CCNP
12 7 (0.42%) CISA
12 7 (0.42%) PMP
13 6 (0.36%) IBM Certification
13 6 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (2.84%) QA
2 36 (2.18%) Data Quality
3 31 (1.88%) SLA
4 16 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.42%) PMO
9 6 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.36%) SEPA
10 5 (0.30%) FedRAMP
10 5 (0.30%) GDPR
11 4 (0.24%) GPG13
11 4 (0.24%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.12%) Basel II
13 1 (0.060%) ISO 15022
13 1 (0.060%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.060%) MiFID
System Software
1 87 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (4.96%) Active Directory
3 55 (3.33%) Docker
4 32 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (1.69%) Time Sharing Option
7 24 (1.45%) vSphere
8 23 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
9 21 (1.27%) XenApp
10 20 (1.21%) Hyper-V
11 14 (0.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 13 (0.79%) NFS
13 12 (0.73%) Xen
14 10 (0.60%) Apache Flume
15 9 (0.54%) Firmware
15 9 (0.54%) HDFS
15 9 (0.54%) SRDF
15 9 (0.54%) XenDesktop
16 7 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 6 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 111 (6.72%) Puppet
2 62 (3.75%) Tivoli
3 54 (3.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 47 (2.84%) Ansible
5 27 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (1.51%) QRadar
7 24 (1.45%) NetBackup
8 22 (1.33%) Netcool
9 17 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (0.97%) Kibana
10 16 (0.97%) logstash
10 16 (0.97%) SCCM
11 15 (0.91%) IBM BigFix
11 15 (0.91%) Nagios
12 14 (0.85%) SCOM
13 12 (0.73%) Tivoli Identity Manager
14 11 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
14 11 (0.67%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 11 (0.67%) WebSphere Cast Iron
15 10 (0.60%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 391 (23.65%) Oracle
2 240 (14.52%) Microsoft
3 181 (10.95%) HP
4 160 (9.68%) VMware
5 117 (7.08%) SAP
6 79 (4.78%) Cisco
7 76 (4.60%) Red Hat
8 68 (4.11%) IBM Sterling
9 62 (3.75%) Cognos
10 58 (3.51%) NetApp
11 56 (3.39%) Informatica
12 51 (3.09%) Dell
13 48 (2.90%) Citrix
14 47 (2.84%) EMC
15 45 (2.72%) Google
15 45 (2.72%) Splunk
16 43 (2.60%) Adobe
17 39 (2.36%) CA
18 38 (2.30%) TIBCO
19 35 (2.12%) Symantec
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warwickshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £475.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £349 to £465 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Rate: £350 - £500 per day +
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Rates Dependant on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 3 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
EPAM Systems
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £380 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £25,070 to £57,300 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 13 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 14 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
EXCELerate
Rate: Up to £485 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £28,000 to £57,000 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £36,500 to £44,600 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 24 days ago