Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 221 231 214
Rank change year-on-year +10 -17 -35
Contract jobs citing IBM 546 534 1,178
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.23% 1.16% 1.39%
As % of the Vendors category 3.02% 2.73% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 275 705
10th Percentile £363 £306 £339
25th Percentile £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £468
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60% +3.89%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £538
90th Percentile £690 £650 £612
UK median daily rate £500 £471 £450
% change year-on-year +6.10% +4.72% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 22
10th Percentile £39.90 £13.43 £38.08
25th Percentile £46.56 £17.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate £55.00 £33.00 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +66.67% -22.35% +107.32%
75th Percentile £60.00 £50.00 £43.75
90th Percentile " " £49.60
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +51.52% -22.35% +107.32%

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 18,100 19,591 35,534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.73% 42.42% 41.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,752 12,399 22,690
10th Percentile £275 £225 £263
25th Percentile £375 £356 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £465
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -3.23% +3.33%
75th Percentile £575 £570 £571
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £460
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 590 768 1,143
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.73 £10.92
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.38 £13.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £18.38
Median % change year-on-year +13.51% +0.68% +5.00%
75th Percentile £43.75 £30.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £56.25 £50.53 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £18.06
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.23% +6.21%

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 11 May 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 11 May 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 11 May 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 +50 279 £525 +7.14% 43
South East -28 66 £500 +5.26% 15
North of England +39 64 £375 -25.00% 20
Midlands 0 43 £500 +11.11% 16
East of England +26 32 £475 +3.26% 13
West Midlands -10 32 £500 +11.11% 9
Yorkshire +38 28 £375 -16.67% 8
North West +8 28 £383 -23.40% 9
South West +20 19 £563 +32.35% 12
East Midlands +6 9 £400 -15.79% 6
North East +33 8 £477 -8.71% 3
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 11 May 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.

1 164 (30.04%) Java
2 153 (28.02%) Social Skills
3 150 (27.47%) Oracle
4 145 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
5 126 (23.08%) Linux
6 124 (22.71%) AWS
7 119 (21.79%) SQL
8 99 (18.13%) Finance
9 94 (17.22%) Azure
10 87 (15.93%) Banking
11 86 (15.75%) VMware
12 85 (15.57%) Python
12 85 (15.57%) Microsoft
13 84 (15.38%) Windows
14 77 (14.10%) Unix
15 72 (13.19%) DevOps
16 71 (13.00%) WebSphere
17 66 (12.09%) Red Hat
17 66 (12.09%) Git (software)
18 64 (11.72%) Jenkins
19 62 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
19 62 (11.36%) DB2
19 62 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
20 61 (11.17%) Migration
21 59 (10.81%) Mainframe
22 58 (10.62%) JIRA
23 56 (10.26%) Security Cleared
24 51 (9.34%) SC Cleared
24 51 (9.34%) ITIL
25 48 (8.79%) Middleware

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 71 (13.00%) WebSphere
2 30 (5.49%) WebSphere Application Server
3 27 (4.95%) Apache
4 26 (4.76%) Confluence
5 23 (4.21%) SharePoint
6 20 (3.66%) Tomcat
7 18 (3.30%) SAS
8 16 (2.93%) FileNet
9 15 (2.75%) WebLogic
10 14 (2.56%) IBM Domino
11 12 (2.20%) MQSeries
11 12 (2.20%) Oracle Coherence
12 11 (2.01%) JBoss
13 7 (1.28%) Apache ServiceMix
13 7 (1.28%) Apache Solr
13 7 (1.28%) CICS
13 7 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (1.10%) IBM HTTP Server
14 6 (1.10%) IIS
15 5 (0.92%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 28 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.83%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.55%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.55%) Simulink
7 2 (0.37%) SPSS
8 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.18%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 19 (3.48%) Magento
2 10 (1.83%) Maximo
3 8 (1.47%) Shopify
4 4 (0.73%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.55%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.55%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.37%) Cognos Planning
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.37%) Salerio
6 2 (0.37%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.37%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.18%) Cognos Controller
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.18%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.18%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 124 (22.71%) AWS
2 94 (17.22%) Azure
3 37 (6.78%) GCP
4 29 (5.31%) OpenShift
5 28 (5.13%) IaaS
5 28 (5.13%) IBM Cloud
6 24 (4.40%) PaaS
7 22 (4.03%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (2.75%) Serverless
9 14 (2.56%) SaaS
10 13 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (1.65%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 7 (1.28%) GitHub
12 7 (1.28%) Microsoft 365
13 5 (0.92%) npm
14 4 (0.73%) Amazon EKS
14 4 (0.73%) IBM Blueworks
14 4 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
15 3 (0.55%) Attraqt
15 3 (0.55%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 40 (7.33%) Firewall
2 37 (6.78%) SAN
3 35 (6.41%) FTP
4 34 (6.23%) TCP/IP
5 25 (4.58%) DNS
6 20 (3.66%) VPN
7 18 (3.30%) HTTP
8 16 (2.93%) SNA
9 15 (2.75%) NAS
9 15 (2.75%) WAN
10 13 (2.38%) APPN
10 13 (2.38%) LAN
11 12 (2.20%) SSL
11 12 (2.20%) Wireless
12 10 (1.83%) SSH
13 8 (1.47%) Wireshark
14 7 (1.28%) DHCP
14 7 (1.28%) Ethernet
14 7 (1.28%) Kerberos
14 7 (1.28%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (11.36%) DB2
2 36 (6.59%) Oracle Database
3 30 (5.49%) SQL Server
4 25 (4.58%) Big Data
5 24 (4.40%) NoSQL
6 23 (4.21%) MySQL
7 22 (4.03%) Relational Database
8 20 (3.66%) MongoDB
9 18 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (2.75%) Hadoop
10 15 (2.75%) Tableau
11 14 (2.56%) Data Mining
12 13 (2.38%) Hazelcast
13 11 (2.01%) DbVisualizer
13 11 (2.01%) IBM InfoSphere
13 11 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (2.01%) RDBMS
14 10 (1.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 8 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (1.47%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 66 (12.09%) Git (software)
2 64 (11.72%) Jenkins
3 58 (10.62%) JIRA
4 16 (2.93%) Bitbucket
5 15 (2.75%) TeamCity
6 14 (2.56%) PowerDesigner
7 13 (2.38%) Selenium
7 13 (2.38%) SonarQube
7 13 (2.38%) Subversion
8 12 (2.20%) Maven
9 9 (1.65%) Cucumber
9 9 (1.65%) Eclipse
10 8 (1.47%) IBM UrbanCode
10 8 (1.47%) Postman
10 8 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (1.28%) JMeter
11 7 (1.28%) REST Assured
12 6 (1.10%) CircleCI
12 6 (1.10%) Travis CI
12 6 (1.10%) WebDriver
General
1 153 (28.02%) Social Skills
2 99 (18.13%) Finance
3 87 (15.93%) Banking
4 47 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (7.14%) Retail
6 27 (4.95%) Investment Banking
7 19 (3.48%) Presentation Skills
8 15 (2.75%) Public Sector
9 13 (2.38%) Marketing
10 10 (1.83%) Telecoms
11 8 (1.47%) Documentation Skills
11 8 (1.47%) Law
12 7 (1.28%) Influencing Skills
13 6 (1.10%) Back Office
13 6 (1.10%) Billing
14 5 (0.92%) Automotive
14 5 (0.92%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.73%) Front Office
15 4 (0.73%) International Banking
15 4 (0.73%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 92 (16.85%) Architect
2 84 (15.38%) Developer
3 38 (6.96%) Solutions Architect
4 30 (5.49%) Consultant
5 27 (4.95%) Administrator
5 27 (4.95%) Java Developer
6 23 (4.21%) Analyst
7 22 (4.03%) Data Architect
8 21 (3.85%) Programmer
8 21 (3.85%) Systems Programmer
9 20 (3.66%) Project Manager
10 16 (2.93%) Systems Administrator
11 15 (2.75%) Mainframe Programmer
11 15 (2.75%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
12 14 (2.56%) DevOps Engineer
12 14 (2.56%) Software Engineer
13 13 (2.38%) Data Engineer
13 13 (2.38%) Infrastructure Architect
13 13 (2.38%) Technical Leader
13 13 (2.38%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (8.79%) Middleware
2 47 (8.61%) Spring
2 47 (8.61%) Web Services
3 36 (6.59%) REST
4 35 (6.41%) Kafka
5 31 (5.68%) J2EE
6 26 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
7 25 (4.58%) Node.js
8 23 (4.21%) Spring Boot
9 22 (4.03%) AngularJS
10 21 (3.85%) RESTful
11 18 (3.30%) LDAP
12 17 (3.11%) SOAP
12 17 (3.11%) XML
13 16 (2.93%) .NET
14 13 (2.38%) JMS
15 11 (2.01%) ISPF
15 11 (2.01%) RabbitMQ
16 10 (1.83%) Protocol Buffers
16 10 (1.83%) React
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.81%) Mainframe
2 46 (8.42%) Data Centre
3 35 (6.41%) Clustering
4 22 (4.03%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.66%) Replication
6 19 (3.48%) LPAR
6 19 (3.48%) Public Cloud
7 18 (3.30%) IBM Mainframe
8 15 (2.75%) Private Cloud
9 14 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (2.38%) DataPower
11 12 (2.20%) AS400
12 11 (2.01%) Cloud Native
13 10 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (1.83%) iSeries
14 9 (1.65%) Virtual Team
15 8 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
15 8 (1.47%) Reference Data
15 8 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
16 7 (1.28%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 126 (23.08%) Linux
2 84 (15.38%) Windows
3 77 (14.10%) Unix
4 40 (7.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (5.86%) zOS
6 31 (5.68%) Windows Server
7 28 (5.13%) Windows Server 2016
8 25 (4.58%) AIX
9 17 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (2.75%) Solaris
11 11 (2.01%) Apple iOS
12 9 (1.65%) MVS
13 8 (1.47%) Windows Server 2019
14 5 (0.92%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.73%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.55%) CentOS
16 3 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.55%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (13.19%) DevOps
3 62 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
4 61 (11.17%) Migration
5 51 (9.34%) ITIL
6 43 (7.88%) E-Commerce
7 41 (7.51%) Analytics
8 38 (6.96%) Data Modelling
9 37 (6.78%) Scrum
9 37 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 36 (6.59%) Disaster Recovery
10 36 (6.59%) Software Engineering
11 35 (6.41%) ETL
11 35 (6.41%) Microservices
12 34 (6.23%) High Availability
13 32 (5.86%) Project Management
14 31 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
15 30 (5.49%) TDD
15 30 (5.49%) Test Automation
16 27 (4.95%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 164 (30.04%) Java
2 119 (21.79%) SQL
3 85 (15.57%) Python
4 37 (6.78%) Shell Script
5 27 (4.95%) PowerShell
6 24 (4.40%) C++
7 21 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 21 (3.85%) JCL
7 21 (3.85%) Perl
8 20 (3.66%) Bash Shell
9 16 (2.93%) Java 8
10 15 (2.75%) C#
10 15 (2.75%) PL/SQL
11 12 (2.20%) C
11 12 (2.20%) Go
12 10 (1.83%) PHP
13 9 (1.65%) R
14 8 (1.47%) COBOL
14 8 (1.47%) Scala
15 7 (1.28%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 56 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 51 (9.34%) SC Cleared
3 35 (6.41%) Degree
4 13 (2.38%) TOGAF Certification
5 10 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.28%) PMP
6 7 (1.28%) RHCA
6 7 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.10%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.55%) CISSP
9 3 (0.55%) IBM Certification
9 3 (0.55%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.55%) MCITP
9 3 (0.55%) MCSA
9 3 (0.55%) MCSE
9 3 (0.55%) VCP6
9 3 (0.55%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.23%) QA
2 25 (4.58%) GDPR
3 14 (2.56%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.83%) SLA
5 8 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.92%) PMO
7 4 (0.73%) MiFID
7 4 (0.73%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.37%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.37%) GRC
8 2 (0.37%) SEPA
9 1 (0.18%) IFRS
9 1 (0.18%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 62 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (8.42%) Docker
3 31 (5.68%) Active Directory
4 27 (4.95%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (4.76%) vSphere
6 18 (3.30%) PowerHA
7 12 (2.20%) GPFS
8 11 (2.01%) Hyper-V
8 11 (2.01%) Time Sharing Option
9 10 (1.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 10 (1.83%) RACF
10 7 (1.28%) Postfix
10 7 (1.28%) qmail
10 7 (1.28%) Veritas File System
11 6 (1.10%) ACF2
11 6 (1.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 6 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.92%) NFS
13 4 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.73%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 43 (7.88%) Ansible
1 43 (7.88%) Kubernetes
2 31 (5.68%) Tivoli
3 27 (4.95%) Terraform
4 15 (2.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 13 (2.38%) QRadar
5 13 (2.38%) Tivoli NetView
6 12 (2.20%) Netcool
6 12 (2.20%) vRealize
6 12 (2.20%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 9 (1.65%) EMC NetWorker
7 9 (1.65%) ITRS Geneos
8 8 (1.47%) Control-M
9 7 (1.28%) NetBackup
10 6 (1.10%) Nagios
10 6 (1.10%) OMEGAMON
10 6 (1.10%) Puppet
10 6 (1.10%) Red Hat Satellite
11 5 (0.92%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.92%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 150 (27.47%) Oracle
2 86 (15.75%) VMware
3 85 (15.57%) Microsoft
4 66 (12.09%) Red Hat
5 47 (8.61%) SAP
6 38 (6.96%) Google
7 35 (6.41%) Splunk
8 30 (5.49%) Cisco
9 28 (5.13%) HP
10 25 (4.58%) CA
11 21 (3.85%) EMC
12 20 (3.66%) BMC
13 19 (3.48%) Dell
14 18 (3.30%) Citrix
14 18 (3.30%) Salesforce.com
15 15 (2.75%) TIBCO
16 14 (2.56%) AppDynamics
16 14 (2.56%) Veritas
16 14 (2.56%) Xerox
17 12 (2.20%) ServiceNow