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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 89 89
Rank change year-on-year -45 0  
Contract jobs citing IBM 781 1177 1104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.87% 2.37% 2.27%
As % of the Vendors category 4.28% 5.42% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 673 607
Median daily rate £450 £422 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.69% -3.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £401
% change year-on-year +0.93% -0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 23 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.57% -35.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.76 £12.00 £15.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £50.00 £38.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +78.57% -25.66%  

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 18268 21697 21985
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.77% 43.68% 45.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11388 13383 12701
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 765 944
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.26 £50.00 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

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 29 March 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
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 29 March 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 -15 345 £500 +11.04% 49
South East -44 140 £425 - 22
North West -3 76 £415 +3.75% 13
East of England -16 61 £394 -7.35% 13
South West -6 60 £425 +18.46% 5
West Midlands -18 37 £425 -5.55% 4
Yorkshire -14 30 £425 +28.78% 9
East Midlands -29 16 £403 +5.22% 9
Midlands +9 5 £450 -28.00%
North East -30 4 £450 +50.00% 1
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 471 (29.92%) Linux
2 446 (28.34%) Oracle
3 410 (26.05%) Java
4 406 (25.79%) WebSphere
5 385 (24.46%) Finance
6 355 (22.55%) Unix
7 316 (20.08%) SQL
8 311 (19.76%) Windows
9 291 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
10 223 (14.17%) Microsoft
11 207 (13.15%) AIX
12 205 (13.02%) HP
13 199 (12.64%) Banking
14 197 (12.52%) VMware
15 189 (12.01%) Middleware
16 188 (11.94%) XML
17 166 (10.55%) DB2
18 164 (10.42%) Web Services
19 158 (10.04%) Security Cleared
20 157 (9.97%) DevOps
21 155 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
22 152 (9.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 151 (9.59%) Migration
24 146 (9.28%) Red Hat
25 141 (8.96%) IBM Integration Bus
26 140 (8.89%) SQL Server
27 137 (8.70%) SC Cleared
28 134 (8.51%) ITIL
29 132 (8.39%) Data Centre
30 129 (8.20%) WebSphere MQ

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
1 406 (25.79%) WebSphere
2 113 (7.18%) WebSphere Application Server
3 94 (5.97%) Tomcat
4 84 (5.34%) Apache
5 73 (4.64%) JBoss
6 60 (3.81%) IIS
7 59 (3.75%) WebLogic
8 55 (3.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 40 (2.54%) Confluence
10 24 (1.52%) CICS
10 24 (1.52%) IBM HTTP Server
10 24 (1.52%) MQSeries
11 22 (1.40%) Anypoint
12 18 (1.14%) Apache TomEE
12 18 (1.14%) Mule
13 17 (1.08%) Apache Geronimo
13 17 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
13 17 (1.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 16 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 15 (0.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 89 (5.65%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.16%) MS Office
3 24 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.89%) MS Project
5 13 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.57%) SPSS
7 6 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.38%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.19%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.13%) ImageReady
10 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.064%) Simulink
11 1 (0.064%) SPSS Modeler
11 1 (0.064%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 45 (2.86%) Maximo
2 22 (1.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 20 (1.27%) Unica
4 17 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
5 16 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
6 13 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
7 9 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (0.57%) Fredhopper
7 9 (0.57%) SAP HCM
8 7 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 7 (0.44%) Cognos Controller
8 7 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
9 5 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.32%) Magento
9 5 (0.32%) TRIRIGA
10 3 (0.19%) Primavera
10 3 (0.19%) Sentinel
10 3 (0.19%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 71 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (2.41%) IBM Cloud
4 18 (1.14%) Bluemix
4 18 (1.14%) PaaS
5 16 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
5 16 (1.02%) IBM Blueworks
6 15 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (0.95%) SaaS
7 14 (0.89%) IaaS
7 14 (0.89%) Office 365
8 11 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (0.70%) SoftLayer
9 10 (0.64%) GitHub
9 10 (0.64%) Google App Engine
10 9 (0.57%) IBM PureFlex
10 9 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
11 6 (0.38%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.32%) Boomi
13 4 (0.25%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 113 (7.18%) SAN
2 95 (6.04%) Firewall
3 89 (5.65%) TCP/IP
4 80 (5.08%) HTTP
5 79 (5.02%) DNS
6 61 (3.88%) LDAP
6 61 (3.88%) SSL
7 57 (3.62%) LAN
8 53 (3.37%) FTP
8 53 (3.37%) WAN
9 38 (2.41%) NAS
10 37 (2.35%) VPN
11 26 (1.65%) DHCP
11 26 (1.65%) Internet
11 26 (1.65%) Network Security
12 21 (1.33%) VoIP
13 19 (1.21%) HTTPS
14 17 (1.08%) Kerberos
15 16 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
15 16 (1.02%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (10.55%) DB2
2 140 (8.89%) SQL Server
3 99 (6.29%) Oracle Database
4 62 (3.94%) Relational Database
5 56 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
6 55 (3.49%) IBM InfoSphere
7 54 (3.43%) Hadoop
7 54 (3.43%) MySQL
8 49 (3.11%) Big Data
9 42 (2.67%) DataStage
10 39 (2.48%) NoSQL
11 34 (2.16%) RDBMS
12 29 (1.84%) MongoDB
13 22 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
14 20 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
15 17 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
16 16 (1.02%) HBase
16 16 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
17 14 (0.89%) QlikView
17 14 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 84 (5.34%) Git (software)
1 84 (5.34%) Jenkins
2 70 (4.45%) JIRA
3 45 (2.86%) Maven
4 41 (2.60%) Ant
5 39 (2.48%) Subversion
6 34 (2.16%) Eclipse
6 34 (2.16%) Selenium
7 26 (1.65%) JUnit
8 23 (1.46%) Gradle
9 22 (1.40%) TeamCity
10 21 (1.33%) Cucumber
11 19 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (1.08%) HP UFT
12 17 (1.08%) SoapUI
13 14 (0.89%) Bitbucket
13 14 (0.89%) Mockito
13 14 (0.89%) Rational DOORS
13 14 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
13 14 (0.89%) Travis CI
General
1 385 (24.46%) Finance
2 199 (12.64%) Banking
3 115 (7.31%) Retail
4 66 (4.19%) Telecoms
5 59 (3.75%) Marketing
6 30 (1.91%) Investment Banking
7 22 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.27%) Billing
8 20 (1.27%) Law
9 16 (1.02%) Back Office
9 16 (1.02%) Legal
10 15 (0.95%) Electronics
11 13 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.51%) Advertising
13 7 (0.44%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.44%) Automotive
13 7 (0.44%) Front Office
13 7 (0.44%) Games
13 7 (0.44%) Prime Brokerage
13 7 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 273 (17.34%) Developer
2 256 (16.26%) Architect
3 172 (10.93%) Consultant
4 168 (10.67%) Analyst
5 81 (5.15%) Java Developer
6 75 (4.76%) Administrator
7 63 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 63 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
8 48 (3.05%) Project Manager
9 39 (2.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 38 (2.41%) Designer
11 37 (2.35%) Technical Architect
12 36 (2.29%) Integration Architect
12 36 (2.29%) Lead Architect
12 36 (2.29%) Test Analyst
13 35 (2.22%) WebSphere Developer
14 32 (2.03%) Systems Administrator
15 31 (1.97%) Infrastructure Architect
16 28 (1.78%) Data Architect
16 28 (1.78%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (12.01%) Middleware
2 188 (11.94%) XML
3 164 (10.42%) Web Services
4 141 (8.96%) IBM Integration Bus
5 129 (8.20%) WebSphere MQ
6 126 (8.01%) J2EE
7 111 (7.05%) SOAP
8 106 (6.73%) REST
9 88 (5.59%) HTML
10 79 (5.02%) Spring
11 76 (4.83%) .NET
12 74 (4.70%) RESTful
13 72 (4.57%) JSON
14 60 (3.81%) XSLT
15 57 (3.62%) CSS
16 50 (3.18%) JMS
17 39 (2.48%) JSP
18 37 (2.35%) Java EE
19 36 (2.29%) Hibernate
20 32 (2.03%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 155 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 132 (8.39%) Data Centre
3 113 (7.18%) Mainframe
4 52 (3.30%) DataPower
5 48 (3.05%) Management Information System
6 46 (2.92%) IBM Mainframe
7 40 (2.54%) Computer Science
8 35 (2.22%) iSeries
9 34 (2.16%) Replication
10 21 (1.33%) EMC VMAX
11 20 (1.27%) Tandem
12 19 (1.21%) Clustering
12 19 (1.21%) iPad
13 18 (1.14%) Client/Server
14 17 (1.08%) EMC VNX
14 17 (1.08%) Private Cloud
15 15 (0.95%) AS400
15 15 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
16 14 (0.89%) Mobile App
16 14 (0.89%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 471 (29.92%) Linux
2 355 (22.55%) Unix
3 311 (19.76%) Windows
4 207 (13.15%) AIX
5 152 (9.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 128 (8.13%) Solaris
7 89 (5.65%) Windows Server
8 51 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 49 (3.11%) zOS
10 37 (2.35%) SUSE
11 34 (2.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 29 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (1.52%) HPUX
13 24 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
15 10 (0.64%) CentOS
16 9 (0.57%) VMS
17 8 (0.51%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.38%) MVS
19 5 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (18.49%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (9.97%) DevOps
3 151 (9.59%) Migration
4 134 (8.51%) ITIL
5 105 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 104 (6.61%) E-Commerce
7 98 (6.23%) SOA
8 97 (6.16%) Open Source
9 95 (6.04%) Change Management
10 94 (5.97%) Analytics
10 94 (5.97%) Data Modelling
11 93 (5.91%) ETL
12 82 (5.21%) OO
13 77 (4.89%) Configuration Management
14 73 (4.64%) Continuous Integration
15 72 (4.57%) Business Intelligence
16 68 (4.32%) CRM
17 66 (4.19%) Scrum
18 61 (3.88%) Performance Tuning
19 58 (3.68%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 410 (26.05%) Java
2 316 (20.08%) SQL
3 119 (7.56%) JavaScript
4 113 (7.18%) Perl
5 107 (6.80%) Shell Script
6 69 (4.38%) PowerShell
7 64 (4.07%) Bash Shell
8 58 (3.68%) Python
9 40 (2.54%) PL/SQL
10 35 (2.22%) JCL
11 34 (2.16%) C
12 26 (1.65%) Korn
13 25 (1.59%) C#
14 24 (1.52%) C++
15 22 (1.40%) VBScript
16 21 (1.33%) COBOL
17 19 (1.21%) Groovy
17 19 (1.21%) VB
18 14 (0.89%) Jython
19 13 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 158 (10.04%) Security Cleared
2 137 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 49 (3.11%) Degree
4 32 (2.03%) CISSP
5 21 (1.33%) SANS
5 21 (1.33%) SSCP
6 16 (1.02%) ISTQB
7 15 (0.95%) ISEB
8 14 (0.89%) PMI Certification
9 11 (0.70%) IBM Certification
10 10 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.57%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.44%) CISM
12 7 (0.44%) PMP
13 6 (0.38%) CCNP
13 6 (0.38%) MBA
14 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.32%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.80%) QA
2 37 (2.35%) Data Quality
3 31 (1.97%) SLA
4 16 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.44%) PMO
5 7 (0.44%) SEPA
6 5 (0.32%) SDET
7 3 (0.19%) FedRAMP
7 3 (0.19%) GPG13
7 3 (0.19%) ISO20022
7 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.13%) Basel II
9 1 (0.064%) COBIT
9 1 (0.064%) GDPR
9 1 (0.064%) IFRS
9 1 (0.064%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.064%) MiFID
9 1 (0.064%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 121 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (4.26%) Active Directory
3 35 (2.22%) NFS
4 31 (1.97%) Docker
4 31 (1.97%) Oracle RAC
5 30 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (1.65%) vSphere
7 25 (1.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 24 (1.52%) SRDF
8 24 (1.52%) VMware ESX
9 22 (1.40%) Time Sharing Option
9 22 (1.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 21 (1.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 21 (1.33%) XenApp
11 19 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (1.21%) Xen
12 18 (1.14%) Hyper-V
13 11 (0.70%) GPFS
14 10 (0.64%) KVM
14 10 (0.64%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 107 (6.80%) Puppet
2 94 (5.97%) Tivoli
3 49 (3.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 40 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
5 38 (2.41%) QRadar
6 37 (2.35%) Ansible
7 23 (1.46%) Netcool
8 21 (1.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 20 (1.27%) MOM
10 17 (1.08%) CA Service Virtualization
10 17 (1.08%) Kibana
10 17 (1.08%) logstash
10 17 (1.08%) OMEGAMON
11 16 (1.02%) SCOM
12 14 (0.89%) CA Endevor
12 14 (0.89%) Nagios
12 14 (0.89%) NetBackup
12 14 (0.89%) SCCM
13 13 (0.83%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 13 (0.83%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 446 (28.34%) Oracle
2 223 (14.17%) Microsoft
3 205 (13.02%) HP
4 197 (12.52%) VMware
5 146 (9.28%) Red Hat
6 119 (7.56%) SAP
7 89 (5.65%) NetApp
8 87 (5.53%) EMC
9 71 (4.51%) Cisco
10 70 (4.45%) Splunk
11 61 (3.88%) Informatica
12 58 (3.68%) CA
13 57 (3.62%) IBM Sterling
14 49 (3.11%) Citrix
14 49 (3.11%) Cognos
15 47 (2.99%) Veritas
16 46 (2.92%) Dell
17 45 (2.86%) TIBCO
18 43 (2.73%) MuleSoft
19 42 (2.67%) Sun
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