Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 2018 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 201 139 116
Rank change year-on-year -62 -23 -20
Contract jobs citing IBM 1,334 1,782 2,117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.40% 1.88% 2.15%
As % of the Vendors category 3.33% 4.39% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 819 1,129 1,226
England median daily rate £460 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +3.45% +1.75%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £303
90th Percentile £625 £623 £621
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 29
England median hourly rate £40.00 £23.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.42% -34.03% +14.50%
10th Percentile £17.25 £12.50 £12.40
90th Percentile £54.30 £49.34 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £23.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year +68.42% -34.03% +14.50%

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 40,075 40,564 44,568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.17% 42.87% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,158 25,402 27,526
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £418
% change year-on-year +4.65% +2.87% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,515 1,362 1,575
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.72% +5.30% -5.71%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.66 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.00 £45.23 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.46 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.26% +5.79% -5.71%

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 2018. 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 -36 612 £500 - 75
South East -55 263 £425 +2.41% 57
North of England -69 167 £400 - 29
Midlands -25 124 £450 +8.43% 37
South West -38 91 £500 +5.26% 28
West Midlands -39 85 £450 +9.09% 27
Yorkshire +5 83 £400 -5.88% 11
East of England -29 71 £400 -4.76% 25
North West -58 69 £400 -5.82% 16
East Midlands +11 32 £450 -10.00% 10
North East -43 15 £420 +21.65% 2
South Coast 0 1 - -
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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.

1 338 (25.34%) Java
2 336 (25.19%) Oracle
3 317 (23.76%) Finance
4 299 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
5 296 (22.19%) Linux
6 267 (20.01%) SQL
7 247 (18.52%) Unix
8 244 (18.29%) Windows
9 224 (16.79%) Amazon AWS
10 212 (15.89%) Banking
11 201 (15.07%) WebSphere
12 185 (13.87%) Microsoft
13 159 (11.92%) Middleware
14 152 (11.39%) VMware
15 141 (10.57%) DevOps
16 137 (10.27%) XML
17 135 (10.12%) Microsoft Azure
18 130 (9.75%) SQL Server
19 122 (9.15%) Migration
20 119 (8.92%) JavaScript
21 118 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
22 117 (8.77%) Jenkins
22 117 (8.77%) ITIL
22 117 (8.77%) Red Hat
23 114 (8.55%) Git (software)
24 112 (8.40%) Web Services
25 108 (8.10%) Python
25 108 (8.10%) JIRA
25 108 (8.10%) Spring
26 107 (8.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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
1 201 (15.07%) WebSphere
2 50 (3.75%) Confluence
3 45 (3.37%) WebSphere Application Server
4 40 (3.00%) Cloud Foundry
5 39 (2.92%) Apache
5 39 (2.92%) WebLogic
6 36 (2.70%) Tomcat
7 34 (2.55%) IIS
8 33 (2.47%) CICS
9 32 (2.40%) SAS
10 28 (2.10%) JBoss
11 27 (2.02%) FileNet
12 26 (1.95%) IBM Domino
13 22 (1.65%) OpenStack
14 20 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 18 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 17 (1.27%) MQSeries
17 16 (1.20%) IBM HTTP Server
18 14 (1.05%) SharePoint
19 13 (0.97%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 33 (2.47%) MS Visio
2 31 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.75%) Chatbot
6 7 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.37%) Simulink
8 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.22%) ImageReady
8 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.075%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.075%) SPSS
9 1 (0.075%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 30 (2.25%) Maximo
2 21 (1.57%) Cognos TM1
3 18 (1.35%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 13 (0.97%) Actimize
5 12 (0.90%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 11 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
7 8 (0.60%) Unica
8 5 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (0.30%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
10 3 (0.22%) Cognos Controller
10 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.22%) Sentinel
11 2 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
11 2 (0.15%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 224 (16.79%) Amazon AWS
2 135 (10.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (5.55%) IBM Cloud
4 50 (3.75%) PaaS
5 48 (3.60%) IaaS
6 36 (2.70%) SaaS
7 33 (2.47%) OpenShift
8 32 (2.40%) Office 365
9 30 (2.25%) Apigee
10 29 (2.17%) IBM Blueworks
11 28 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
12 21 (1.57%) GitHub
13 14 (1.05%) SoftLayer
14 12 (0.90%) npm
15 11 (0.82%) Boomi
15 11 (0.82%) Heroku
16 10 (0.75%) Amazon S3
17 6 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
17 6 (0.45%) G Suite
17 6 (0.45%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 106 (7.95%) SAN
2 97 (7.27%) Firewall
3 44 (3.30%) DNS
3 44 (3.30%) TCP/IP
4 42 (3.15%) SSL
5 30 (2.25%) VPN
6 26 (1.95%) HTTP
6 26 (1.95%) Internet
7 24 (1.80%) NAS
8 21 (1.57%) SMTP
8 21 (1.57%) WAN
9 19 (1.42%) Wireless
10 18 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
11 16 (1.20%) iSCSI
11 16 (1.20%) SNMP
12 15 (1.12%) Network Security
13 14 (1.05%) MPLS
14 12 (0.90%) FTP
15 11 (0.82%) HTTPS
15 11 (0.82%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (9.75%) SQL Server
2 87 (6.52%) DB2
3 67 (5.02%) Relational Database
4 62 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
5 59 (4.42%) DataStage
6 56 (4.20%) Oracle Database
7 52 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
8 40 (3.00%) Big Data
9 39 (2.92%) IBM InfoSphere
10 37 (2.77%) MongoDB
11 31 (2.32%) Hadoop
12 30 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 28 (2.10%) NoSQL
14 20 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
15 19 (1.42%) Redis
16 17 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
16 17 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
16 17 (1.27%) RDBMS
17 15 (1.12%) MySQL
17 15 (1.12%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 117 (8.77%) Jenkins
2 114 (8.55%) Git (software)
3 108 (8.10%) JIRA
4 46 (3.45%) Subversion
5 45 (3.37%) Sonatype Nexus
6 42 (3.15%) Maven
7 34 (2.55%) Selenium
8 27 (2.02%) Cucumber
9 26 (1.95%) Ant
10 25 (1.87%) SonarQube
11 22 (1.65%) SoapUI
11 22 (1.65%) Visual Studio
12 21 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 19 (1.42%) Bitbucket
13 19 (1.42%) JUnit
14 15 (1.12%) GitLab
14 15 (1.12%) IBM UrbanCode
15 13 (0.97%) ClearCase
15 13 (0.97%) Eclipse
15 13 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
General
1 317 (23.76%) Finance
2 212 (15.89%) Banking
3 96 (7.20%) Retail
4 42 (3.15%) Marketing
5 32 (2.40%) Back Office
6 25 (1.87%) Financial Institution
7 18 (1.35%) Investment Banking
7 18 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.27%) Billing
8 17 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.12%) Retail Banking
10 12 (0.90%) Publishing
11 11 (0.82%) Automotive
11 11 (0.82%) Front Office
12 10 (0.75%) Advertising
13 8 (0.60%) Legal
13 8 (0.60%) Online Betting
14 7 (0.52%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.52%) Electronics
15 5 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 303 (22.71%) Developer
2 237 (17.77%) Architect
3 139 (10.42%) Analyst
4 79 (5.92%) Consultant
5 75 (5.62%) Java Developer
6 60 (4.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 57 (4.27%) Business Analyst
8 48 (3.60%) Technical Architect
9 47 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
10 45 (3.37%) Administrator
11 43 (3.22%) Project Manager
12 41 (3.07%) Infrastructure Architect
13 36 (2.70%) Security Architect
14 30 (2.25%) Cloud Architect
15 26 (1.95%) Designer
15 26 (1.95%) Integration Architect
15 26 (1.95%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 24 (1.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 23 (1.72%) Process Analyst
17 23 (1.72%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (11.92%) Middleware
2 137 (10.27%) XML
3 112 (8.40%) Web Services
4 108 (8.10%) Spring
5 95 (7.12%) REST
6 92 (6.90%) SOAP
7 85 (6.37%) HTML
8 79 (5.92%) IBM Integration Bus
9 77 (5.77%) Node.js
10 75 (5.62%) WebSphere MQ
11 72 (5.40%) CSS
12 56 (4.20%) J2EE
13 50 (3.75%) Spring Boot
14 47 (3.52%) Java EE
15 43 (3.22%) JSON
16 40 (3.00%) RabbitMQ
17 39 (2.92%) AngularJS
17 39 (2.92%) XSLT
18 37 (2.77%) .NET
19 35 (2.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 101 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (6.22%) Data Centre
3 73 (5.47%) DataPower
4 70 (5.25%) Mainframe
5 59 (4.42%) Management Information System
6 46 (3.45%) Computer Science
7 40 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
8 35 (2.62%) IBM Mainframe
9 34 (2.55%) Public Cloud
10 29 (2.17%) Clustering
11 27 (2.02%) iPad
12 22 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
13 21 (1.57%) iSeries
14 19 (1.42%) Mobile App
15 15 (1.12%) Client/Server
15 15 (1.12%) Driving Licence
15 15 (1.12%) PKI
16 14 (1.05%) AS400
16 14 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
16 14 (1.05%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 296 (22.19%) Linux
2 247 (18.52%) Unix
3 244 (18.29%) Windows
4 107 (8.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 92 (6.90%) Windows Server
6 77 (5.77%) AIX
7 46 (3.45%) Solaris
8 36 (2.70%) zOS
9 26 (1.95%) Windows 10
10 22 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (1.35%) Windows XP
12 9 (0.67%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.60%) Android
13 8 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.45%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.45%) CentOS
14 6 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.45%) VMS
15 5 (0.37%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (10.57%) DevOps
3 122 (9.15%) Migration
4 118 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
5 117 (8.77%) ITIL
6 93 (6.97%) Scrum
7 91 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 88 (6.60%) Microservices
9 77 (5.77%) TDD
10 73 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
11 65 (4.87%) Waterfall
12 64 (4.80%) BDD
13 63 (4.72%) ETL
14 60 (4.50%) E-Commerce
15 59 (4.42%) SDLC
16 55 (4.12%) Analytics
16 55 (4.12%) SOA
17 54 (4.05%) Data Modelling
18 53 (3.97%) Project Management
19 51 (3.82%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 338 (25.34%) Java
2 267 (20.01%) SQL
3 119 (8.92%) JavaScript
4 108 (8.10%) Python
5 54 (4.05%) Shell Script
6 52 (3.90%) Bash Shell
7 46 (3.45%) PowerShell
8 42 (3.15%) COBOL
9 40 (3.00%) JCL
10 36 (2.70%) Perl
11 34 (2.55%) PL/SQL
12 30 (2.25%) C
12 30 (2.25%) Java 8
13 26 (1.95%) C#
13 26 (1.95%) Groovy
14 25 (1.87%) Ruby
15 19 (1.42%) T-SQL
16 17 (1.27%) C++
16 17 (1.27%) REXX
17 13 (0.97%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 91 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 82 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 56 (4.20%) Degree
4 35 (2.62%) CISSP
5 34 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (1.80%) CISM
7 19 (1.42%) CISA
8 18 (1.35%) CCNP
9 16 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
9 16 (1.20%) ISEB
10 12 (0.90%) CREST Certified
10 12 (0.90%) IISP
10 12 (0.90%) ISTQB
11 10 (0.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 10 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (0.75%) RHCE
12 9 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.67%) MOS
13 8 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
13 8 (0.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.70%) QA
2 22 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (1.65%) PCI DSS
2 22 (1.65%) PSD2
3 21 (1.57%) GDPR
4 18 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 16 (1.20%) Data Quality
5 16 (1.20%) SLA
6 13 (0.97%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.90%) ISAE 3402
7 12 (0.90%) ISO 22301
7 12 (0.90%) ISO 31000
7 12 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 7 (0.52%) Actionable Recommendations
8 7 (0.52%) PMO
9 6 (0.45%) ISO 20022
10 4 (0.30%) ISO 26262
11 3 (0.22%) ARP4754
12 2 (0.15%) MISRA
12 2 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 89 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 87 (6.52%) Active Directory
3 58 (4.35%) Docker
4 36 (2.70%) Hyper-V
5 34 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
6 33 (2.47%) XenApp
7 24 (1.80%) vSphere
8 21 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
9 20 (1.50%) XenDesktop
10 16 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
11 14 (1.05%) Time Sharing Option
12 13 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
13 12 (0.90%) Firmware
13 12 (0.90%) NFS
14 10 (0.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 10 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (0.67%) OpenAM
16 7 (0.52%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.52%) RACF
16 7 (0.52%) Samba
Systems Management
1 63 (4.72%) Ansible
2 51 (3.82%) Tivoli
3 50 (3.75%) Kubernetes
4 44 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (3.00%) Puppet
6 32 (2.40%) NetBackup
7 29 (2.17%) SCCM
8 20 (1.50%) QRadar
8 20 (1.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 18 (1.35%) Nagios
9 18 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
10 16 (1.20%) Control-M
10 16 (1.20%) Nessus
11 15 (1.12%) Data Guard
11 15 (1.12%) Terraform
12 14 (1.05%) Consul
12 14 (1.05%) SCOM
13 12 (0.90%) HP ALM
13 12 (0.90%) Trend Micro Deep Security
14 11 (0.82%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 336 (25.19%) Oracle
2 185 (13.87%) Microsoft
3 152 (11.39%) VMware
4 117 (8.77%) Red Hat
5 98 (7.35%) HP
6 90 (6.75%) Cisco
7 70 (5.25%) Google
8 69 (5.17%) Citrix
9 68 (5.10%) SAP
10 64 (4.80%) EMC
11 50 (3.75%) Adobe
12 48 (3.60%) Splunk
13 42 (3.15%) McAfee
14 40 (3.00%) CheckPoint
14 40 (3.00%) Cognos
15 39 (2.92%) NetApp
16 38 (2.85%) Dell
17 36 (2.70%) BMC
18 32 (2.40%) IBM Sterling
19 31 (2.32%) Veritas