Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 238 224 169
Rank change year-on-year -14 -55 -25
Contract jobs citing IBM 593 1,152 1,536
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.08% 1.30% 1.65%
As % of the Vendors category 2.53% 3.05% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 712 904
Median daily rate £473 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.16% +2.78% -
10th Percentile £282 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 27
Median hourly rate £33.00 £41.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.51% +100.00% -41.43%
10th Percentile £12.95 £35.00 £12.31
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.60 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £41.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year -20.48% +100.00% -36.87%

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 23,423 37,732 38,867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.85% 42.57% 41.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,249 23,803 24,392
Median daily rate £450 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.10% +1.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £221 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,061 1,263 1,323
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.93 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.25 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.94% +2.86% +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 7 April 2020.

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 7 April 2020.

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 7 April 2020. 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 -12 211 £493 +3.68% 52
South East +44 155 £475 +0.53% 21
North of England +11 82 £510 +17.24% 15
Midlands +26 63 £450 - 16
North West +15 49 £510 +13.33% 12
West Midlands +36 42 £440 +2.33% 9
South West -27 40 £388 -15.76% 11
East of England -28 39 £250 -41.52% 17
Yorkshire +3 23 £450 +5.88% 1
East Midlands +17 21 £525 +5.00% 7
North East +39 10 £510 +33.77% 2
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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.

1 147 (24.79%) Java
1 147 (24.79%) Oracle
2 137 (23.10%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (22.43%) SQL
4 118 (19.90%) Linux
5 111 (18.72%) Windows
6 96 (16.19%) Security Cleared
7 93 (15.68%) Microsoft
8 88 (14.84%) SC Cleared
9 83 (14.00%) WebSphere
10 82 (13.83%) Web Services
10 82 (13.83%) Shell Script
10 82 (13.83%) Problem-Solving
11 80 (13.49%) Finance
12 79 (13.32%) AWS
13 74 (12.48%) Migration
13 74 (12.48%) JavaScript
14 70 (11.80%) Unix
15 67 (11.30%) SOAP
16 65 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
17 62 (10.46%) Azure
17 62 (10.46%) Python
18 61 (10.29%) REST
19 59 (9.95%) VMware
20 57 (9.61%) Perl
21 54 (9.11%) SQL Server
21 54 (9.11%) XML
21 54 (9.11%) ServiceNow
21 54 (9.11%) DevOps
22 52 (8.77%) 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 83 (14.00%) WebSphere
2 28 (4.72%) WebLogic
3 23 (3.88%) Apache
4 21 (3.54%) Tomcat
5 20 (3.37%) WebSphere Application Server
6 16 (2.70%) Apache Spark
7 15 (2.53%) SAS
8 13 (2.19%) JBoss
9 11 (1.85%) Confluence
10 9 (1.52%) IIS
11 8 (1.35%) SharePoint
12 6 (1.01%) IBM Transformation Extender
13 5 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.67%) CICS
14 4 (0.67%) GlassFish
14 4 (0.67%) JCAPS
14 4 (0.67%) nginx
15 3 (0.51%) CMS
15 3 (0.51%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.51%) MQSeries
Applications
1 26 (4.38%) Microsoft Project
2 16 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (2.53%) Photoshop
3 15 (2.53%) Sketch
4 11 (1.85%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.84%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.17%) SPSS
8 1 (0.17%) Stata
Business Applications
1 45 (7.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 18 (3.04%) Magento
3 16 (2.70%) Shopify
4 14 (2.36%) Maximo
4 14 (2.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 13 (2.19%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (1.85%) Cognos TM1
7 9 (1.52%) Adobe Campaign
8 4 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.67%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.67%) Siebel CRM
8 4 (0.67%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.51%) SAP SCM
10 2 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.34%) Cognos Controller
10 2 (0.34%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 79 (13.32%) AWS
2 62 (10.46%) Azure
3 20 (3.37%) GCP
4 17 (2.87%) Power Platform
5 16 (2.70%) Amazon S3
5 16 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
5 16 (2.70%) IBM Cloud
5 16 (2.70%) Serverless
6 12 (2.02%) Amazon Kinesis
6 12 (2.02%) GitHub
6 12 (2.02%) OpenShift
6 12 (2.02%) SaaS
6 12 (2.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 11 (1.85%) CloudFront
8 10 (1.69%) PaaS
9 9 (1.52%) HP Helion
9 9 (1.52%) Office 365
10 8 (1.35%) IaaS
11 7 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.51%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.90%) SNMP
2 30 (5.06%) SAN
3 29 (4.89%) Firewall
4 13 (2.19%) DNS
5 11 (1.85%) FTP
5 11 (1.85%) HTTP
6 9 (1.52%) Fibre Channel
6 9 (1.52%) Internet
6 9 (1.52%) iSCSI
7 7 (1.18%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.01%) DHCP
8 6 (1.01%) SSL
9 5 (0.84%) Network Security
9 5 (0.84%) VPN
9 5 (0.84%) Wireless
10 4 (0.67%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.67%) LAN
10 4 (0.67%) OpenLDAP
10 4 (0.67%) SSH
10 4 (0.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (9.11%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 31 (5.23%) MySQL
4 29 (4.89%) DB2
5 25 (4.22%) Relational Database
6 24 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (4.05%) DataStage
7 21 (3.54%) Oracle OWB
8 17 (2.87%) Power BI
9 16 (2.70%) RDBMS
10 14 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (2.02%) MongoDB
11 12 (2.02%) Oracle Database 12c
11 12 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (1.69%) Big Data
12 10 (1.69%) NoSQL
12 10 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
13 9 (1.52%) SAP Data Services
13 9 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 41 (6.91%) Git (software)
2 31 (5.23%) JIRA
3 25 (4.22%) Jenkins
4 13 (2.19%) Grunt
4 13 (2.19%) IBM UrbanCode
4 13 (2.19%) Jasmine
4 13 (2.19%) Karma Test Runner
5 12 (2.02%) Rational DOORS
6 10 (1.69%) Rational Rhapsody
7 9 (1.52%) JMeter
7 9 (1.52%) JUnit
8 8 (1.35%) Maven
8 8 (1.35%) Selenium
8 8 (1.35%) Subversion
9 7 (1.18%) Rational Team Concert
10 6 (1.01%) Bitbucket
10 6 (1.01%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.01%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.84%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.84%) TeamCity
General
1 80 (13.49%) Finance
2 34 (5.73%) Banking
3 28 (4.72%) Public Sector
4 23 (3.88%) Retail
5 21 (3.54%) Games
6 11 (1.85%) Marketing
7 9 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.18%) Back Office
9 6 (1.01%) Law
9 6 (1.01%) Publishing
10 5 (0.84%) Automotive
10 5 (0.84%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.67%) Front Office
11 4 (0.67%) Legal
12 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.51%) Military
12 3 (0.51%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.34%) Billing
13 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 119 (20.07%) Developer
2 109 (18.38%) Architect
3 46 (7.76%) Analyst
4 44 (7.42%) Solutions Architect
5 40 (6.75%) Designer
6 36 (6.07%) Solutions Designer
7 34 (5.73%) Consultant
8 31 (5.23%) Java Developer
9 24 (4.05%) Administrator
10 20 (3.37%) Storage Engineer
10 20 (3.37%) Test Manager
11 18 (3.04%) Project Manager
12 17 (2.87%) DBA
12 17 (2.87%) DevOps Engineer
13 15 (2.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 13 (2.19%) ETL Developer
14 13 (2.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 13 (2.19%) Platform Engineer
15 11 (1.85%) React Developer
15 11 (1.85%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (13.83%) Web Services
2 67 (11.30%) SOAP
3 61 (10.29%) REST
4 54 (9.11%) XML
5 48 (8.09%) Middleware
6 42 (7.08%) HTML
7 37 (6.24%) AngularJS
7 37 (6.24%) Spring
8 30 (5.06%) Node.js
9 29 (4.89%) CSS
9 29 (4.89%) Kafka
10 27 (4.55%) React
11 24 (4.05%) Spring Boot
12 23 (3.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 22 (3.71%) J2EE
13 22 (3.71%) Sass
14 21 (3.54%) .NET
15 20 (3.37%) JMS
15 20 (3.37%) Vue.js
16 19 (3.20%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 65 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.71%) Data Centre
3 19 (3.20%) Mainframe
4 18 (3.04%) User Experience
5 17 (2.87%) W3C
6 16 (2.70%) DataPower
7 12 (2.02%) Public Cloud
8 11 (1.85%) Private Cloud
9 10 (1.69%) Clustering
9 10 (1.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 8 (1.35%) AS400
10 8 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (1.01%) Marketing Technology
12 6 (1.01%) Replication
12 6 (1.01%) Semantic Web
12 6 (1.01%) TMS320
13 5 (0.84%) Device Driver
13 5 (0.84%) EMC VNX
13 5 (0.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 118 (19.90%) Linux
2 111 (18.72%) Windows
3 70 (11.80%) Unix
4 34 (5.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (5.23%) AIX
6 28 (4.72%) Windows Server
7 15 (2.53%) Solaris
8 13 (2.19%) Windows Server 2016
9 12 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (2.02%) zOS
10 11 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (1.52%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.84%) Data ONTAP
12 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.67%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.51%) Android
14 3 (0.51%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.51%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.34%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (23.10%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (13.83%) Problem-Solving
3 74 (12.48%) Migration
4 54 (9.11%) DevOps
5 52 (8.77%) Unit Testing
6 48 (8.09%) Data Modelling
6 48 (8.09%) ITIL
6 48 (8.09%) Test Automation
7 43 (7.25%) Analytics
8 39 (6.58%) Microservices
9 37 (6.24%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (6.07%) Scrum
11 33 (5.56%) Integration Testing
12 31 (5.23%) Network Management
13 30 (5.06%) ETL
13 30 (5.06%) Project Management
13 30 (5.06%) Test Strategy
14 29 (4.89%) Business Intelligence
14 29 (4.89%) E-Commerce
15 27 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 147 (24.79%) Java
2 133 (22.43%) SQL
3 82 (13.83%) Shell Script
4 74 (12.48%) JavaScript
5 62 (10.46%) Python
6 57 (9.61%) Perl
7 26 (4.38%) PHP
8 25 (4.22%) PowerShell
9 18 (3.04%) C#
10 17 (2.87%) C
11 15 (2.53%) Bash Shell
12 14 (2.36%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.69%) TypeScript
14 8 (1.35%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.18%) Java 8
15 7 (1.18%) Ruby
16 6 (1.01%) C++
16 6 (1.01%) Scala
17 5 (0.84%) ES6
17 5 (0.84%) JCL
Qualifications
1 96 (16.19%) Security Cleared
2 88 (14.84%) SC Cleared
3 21 (3.54%) Degree
4 13 (2.19%) ISEB
5 12 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (2.02%) ISEB Practitioner
6 11 (1.85%) AWS Certification
7 8 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.01%) TOGAF Certification
9 5 (0.84%) MCSE
10 4 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.67%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.67%) IBM Certification
11 3 (0.51%) CCIE
11 3 (0.51%) CCNP
11 3 (0.51%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.51%) RIBA
12 2 (0.34%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.34%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.37%) Data Quality
2 18 (3.04%) QA
3 13 (2.19%) SLA
4 6 (1.01%) MISRA
4 6 (1.01%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.34%) EMIR
5 2 (0.34%) GDPR
5 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.34%) MiFID
5 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 31000
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.17%) NIST
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (4.72%) Active Directory
1 28 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (4.05%) Docker
3 12 (2.02%) XenApp
4 8 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (1.35%) vSphere
5 7 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (1.01%) Firmware
6 6 (1.01%) Squid
6 6 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.84%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.84%) OCFS2
8 3 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.34%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.34%) LXC
9 2 (0.34%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 51 (8.60%) Netcool
2 48 (8.09%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 35 (5.90%) Amdocs OSS
4 24 (4.05%) Ansible
5 21 (3.54%) Tivoli
6 18 (3.04%) Kubernetes
7 17 (2.87%) SCOM
8 15 (2.53%) Puppet
8 15 (2.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 12 (2.02%) Nagios
9 12 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (1.69%) NetBackup
10 10 (1.69%) SCCM
11 8 (1.35%) Data Guard
11 8 (1.35%) Terraform
12 7 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (1.18%) vRealize
13 6 (1.01%) Cacti
13 6 (1.01%) Opsview
13 6 (1.01%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 147 (24.79%) Oracle
2 93 (15.68%) Microsoft
3 59 (9.95%) VMware
4 54 (9.11%) ServiceNow
5 50 (8.43%) HP
6 47 (7.93%) BMC
6 47 (7.93%) Remedy
7 44 (7.42%) SAP
8 43 (7.25%) Cisco
9 40 (6.75%) Siebel
10 36 (6.07%) Cognos
10 36 (6.07%) xMatters
11 35 (5.90%) Cramer
12 33 (5.56%) Red Hat
13 28 (4.72%) Informatica
14 23 (3.88%) Dell
15 20 (3.37%) AppDynamics
15 20 (3.37%) CheckPoint
16 18 (3.04%) EMC
17 17 (2.87%) Citrix