Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 114 95
Rank change year-on-year -30 -19 +4
Contract jobs citing IBM 1764 2086 2394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.88% 2.16% 2.29%
As % of the Vendors category 4.38% 4.78% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1117 1201 1340
England median daily rate £450 £435 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +1.16% +1.18%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £305
90th Percentile £623 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 31 56
England median hourly rate £23.88 £36.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.68% +14.50% +46.23%
10th Percentile £12.35 £12.50 £18.05
90th Percentile £49.78 £44.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.88 £36.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year -33.68% +14.50% +28.33%

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 40256 43645 45307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.80% 45.17% 43.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25236 26986 27222
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £245 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1350 1538 1950
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.66 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.73% -4.29% +6.06%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -31 749 £500 +5.26% 49
South East -8 389 £423 -0.59% 29
North of England -9 245 £400 - 23
Midlands -24 143 £423 +0.60% 12
North West -13 117 £425 +0.59% 15
West Midlands -9 116 £414 -2.65% 9
South West +12 110 £475 +11.76% 4
East of England -19 108 £425 +6.25% 7
Yorkshire -14 69 £425 -5.56% 8
North East +22 59 £345 +7.89%
East Midlands -17 22 £500 +36.99% 2
South Coast - 2 - -
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 459 (26.02%) Java
2 413 (23.41%) Finance
2 413 (23.41%) Oracle
3 407 (23.07%) Linux
4 386 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
5 341 (19.33%) WebSphere
6 300 (17.01%) SQL
7 270 (15.31%) Unix
8 246 (13.95%) Banking
9 220 (12.47%) Windows
10 208 (11.79%) Microsoft
11 192 (10.88%) HP
12 184 (10.43%) Jenkins
12 184 (10.43%) DevOps
13 169 (9.58%) AIX
14 168 (9.52%) Migration
15 167 (9.47%) JavaScript
16 165 (9.35%) Security Cleared
17 154 (8.73%) ITIL
18 146 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
19 145 (8.22%) Web Services
20 142 (8.05%) XML
21 138 (7.82%) DB2
22 134 (7.60%) Retail
23 133 (7.54%) SAN
24 131 (7.43%) SC Cleared
25 130 (7.37%) Git (software)
26 129 (7.31%) Firewall
27 126 (7.14%) Data Modelling
28 125 (7.09%) SQL Server

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
1 341 (19.33%) WebSphere
2 83 (4.71%) Tomcat
3 75 (4.25%) JBoss
4 73 (4.14%) Apache
5 70 (3.97%) WebSphere Application Server
6 67 (3.80%) Apache Spark
7 57 (3.23%) WebLogic
8 49 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 44 (2.49%) Confluence
10 33 (1.87%) SharePoint
11 32 (1.81%) MS Exchange
12 31 (1.76%) MQSeries
13 27 (1.53%) IIS
14 26 (1.47%) CMS
14 26 (1.47%) Liferay
14 26 (1.47%) OpenStack
14 26 (1.47%) SAS
15 21 (1.19%) CICS
15 21 (1.19%) Documentum
16 18 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 42 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (2.32%) MS Visio
3 33 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.62%) SPSS
6 10 (0.57%) Simulink
7 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.057%) HipChat
9 1 (0.057%) ImageReady
9 1 (0.057%) SPSS Modeler
9 1 (0.057%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 61 (3.46%) Maximo
2 38 (2.15%) Unica
3 30 (1.70%) Cognos TM1
4 18 (1.02%) Magento
5 16 (0.91%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 14 (0.79%) Temenos T24
7 13 (0.74%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 11 (0.62%) Adobe Campaign
9 10 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
10 9 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
10 9 (0.51%) Oracle Utilities
10 9 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
10 9 (0.51%) SAP GRC
11 8 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 7 (0.40%) Cognos Planning
13 5 (0.28%) Cognos Controller
13 5 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
13 5 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
13 5 (0.28%) ResourceLink
14 4 (0.23%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 124 (7.03%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (3.68%) IBM Cloud
3 56 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 55 (3.12%) Bluemix
5 48 (2.72%) GitHub
6 36 (2.04%) PaaS
7 30 (1.70%) Office 365
8 28 (1.59%) IaaS
9 25 (1.42%) IBM Blueworks
10 24 (1.36%) OpenShift
11 23 (1.30%) SaaS
12 16 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
14 7 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
15 6 (0.34%) Serverless
16 5 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
16 5 (0.28%) OpenDNS
16 5 (0.28%) Silverpop
17 4 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
17 4 (0.23%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 133 (7.54%) SAN
2 129 (7.31%) Firewall
3 58 (3.29%) Internet
4 48 (2.72%) LDAP
5 46 (2.61%) WAN
6 44 (2.49%) HTTP
7 43 (2.44%) Fibre Channel
8 36 (2.04%) DNS
9 35 (1.98%) TCP/IP
10 34 (1.93%) SSL
11 28 (1.59%) Network Security
12 27 (1.53%) LAN
12 27 (1.53%) VPN
13 26 (1.47%) NAS
14 23 (1.30%) DHCP
15 22 (1.25%) Wireless
16 21 (1.19%) FTP
17 19 (1.08%) VLAN
18 17 (0.96%) Intrusion Detection
18 17 (0.96%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (7.82%) DB2
2 125 (7.09%) SQL Server
3 101 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
4 97 (5.50%) Oracle Database
5 93 (5.27%) Big Data
6 90 (5.10%) Hadoop
7 81 (4.59%) IBM InfoSphere
8 66 (3.74%) Relational Database
9 62 (3.51%) DataStage
9 62 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
10 58 (3.29%) MongoDB
11 56 (3.17%) Apache Hive
12 51 (2.89%) Sqoop
13 36 (2.04%) NoSQL
14 33 (1.87%) MySQL
14 33 (1.87%) RDBMS
15 30 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 27 (1.53%) Redis
17 25 (1.42%) HBase
18 24 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 184 (10.43%) Jenkins
2 130 (7.37%) Git (software)
3 96 (5.44%) JIRA
4 76 (4.31%) Maven
5 63 (3.57%) Subversion
6 42 (2.38%) Cucumber
7 35 (1.98%) Rational DOORS
8 34 (1.93%) Ant
8 34 (1.93%) Selenium
9 32 (1.81%) Gradle
10 30 (1.70%) Sonatype Nexus
11 26 (1.47%) TeamCity
12 25 (1.42%) Eclipse
12 25 (1.42%) JUnit
13 19 (1.08%) Mockito
14 17 (0.96%) AppScan
14 17 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (0.91%) ERwin
16 14 (0.79%) Artifactory
16 14 (0.79%) GitLab
General
1 413 (23.41%) Finance
2 246 (13.95%) Banking
3 134 (7.60%) Retail
4 65 (3.68%) Telecoms
5 52 (2.95%) Investment Banking
6 51 (2.89%) Marketing
7 30 (1.70%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.59%) Games
9 19 (1.08%) Back Office
10 17 (0.96%) Retail Banking
11 15 (0.85%) Electronics
12 14 (0.79%) Billing
12 14 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.79%) Front Office
13 13 (0.74%) Legal
14 9 (0.51%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.51%) Publishing
15 8 (0.45%) Advertising
16 7 (0.40%) Avionics
16 7 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 445 (25.23%) Developer
2 237 (13.44%) Architect
3 179 (10.15%) Consultant
4 178 (10.09%) Analyst
5 121 (6.86%) Java Developer
6 77 (4.37%) Data Architect
7 66 (3.74%) Administrator
8 51 (2.89%) DevOps Engineer
9 47 (2.66%) Project Manager
9 47 (2.66%) Solutions Architect
10 46 (2.61%) Systems Engineer
11 41 (2.32%) Senior Developer
12 38 (2.15%) Data Analyst
13 36 (2.04%) Business Analyst
14 32 (1.81%) Cognos Developer
14 32 (1.81%) WebSphere Developer
15 31 (1.76%) Unix Engineer
16 27 (1.53%) Systems Administrator
16 27 (1.53%) Technical Architect
17 26 (1.47%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (8.22%) Web Services
2 142 (8.05%) XML
3 125 (7.09%) Middleware
4 122 (6.92%) REST
5 119 (6.75%) Spring
6 109 (6.18%) IBM Integration Bus
7 107 (6.07%) WebSphere MQ
8 103 (5.84%) J2EE
9 99 (5.61%) HTML
10 93 (5.27%) Kafka
11 90 (5.10%) SOAP
12 82 (4.65%) RESTful
13 74 (4.20%) Node.js
14 68 (3.85%) AngularJS
15 66 (3.74%) .NET
16 57 (3.23%) CSS
16 57 (3.23%) XSLT
17 51 (2.89%) JSON
17 51 (2.89%) Spring Boot
18 47 (2.66%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 146 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (5.90%) Data Centre
3 91 (5.16%) DataPower
4 75 (4.25%) Mainframe
5 54 (3.06%) Management Information System
6 43 (2.44%) Replication
7 41 (2.32%) IBM Mainframe
8 37 (2.10%) Clustering
9 34 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (1.59%) Computer Science
10 28 (1.59%) Private Cloud
10 28 (1.59%) SWIFT
11 27 (1.53%) Data Structures
12 24 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
13 22 (1.25%) Client/Server
14 20 (1.13%) Mobile App
15 19 (1.08%) N-Tier
16 17 (0.96%) AS400
17 15 (0.85%) iSeries
18 14 (0.79%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 407 (23.07%) Linux
2 270 (15.31%) Unix
3 220 (12.47%) Windows
4 169 (9.58%) AIX
5 119 (6.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 101 (5.73%) Solaris
7 80 (4.54%) Windows Server
8 37 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 34 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (1.19%) CentOS
11 19 (1.08%) SUSE
12 18 (1.02%) HPUX
13 17 (0.96%) zOS
14 12 (0.68%) Ubuntu
15 11 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (0.57%) Windows 10
17 9 (0.51%) Windows 7
18 8 (0.45%) Android
19 7 (0.40%) MVS
19 7 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (10.43%) DevOps
3 168 (9.52%) Migration
4 154 (8.73%) ITIL
5 126 (7.14%) Data Modelling
6 123 (6.97%) Scrum
7 116 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
8 114 (6.46%) SOA
9 112 (6.35%) ETL
10 111 (6.29%) Analytics
11 105 (5.95%) Microservices
12 103 (5.84%) Open Source
13 94 (5.33%) E-Commerce
14 91 (5.16%) TDD
15 84 (4.76%) CRM
16 82 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
16 82 (4.65%) Project Management
17 80 (4.54%) API Development
17 80 (4.54%) Data Analysis
18 75 (4.25%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 459 (26.02%) Java
2 300 (17.01%) SQL
3 167 (9.47%) JavaScript
4 124 (7.03%) Python
5 96 (5.44%) Shell Script
6 71 (4.02%) Perl
7 50 (2.83%) PowerShell
8 47 (2.66%) PL/SQL
9 36 (2.04%) C++
10 35 (1.98%) Ruby
11 27 (1.53%) Bash Shell
11 27 (1.53%) C#
11 27 (1.53%) Korn
12 24 (1.36%) JCL
13 23 (1.30%) T-SQL
14 22 (1.25%) C
15 21 (1.19%) MATLAB
16 19 (1.08%) RPG
16 19 (1.08%) VB
17 18 (1.02%) PHP
Qualifications
1 165 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 131 (7.43%) SC Cleared
3 67 (3.80%) Degree
4 20 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (1.13%) ISEB
5 19 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (1.02%) ISTQB
7 13 (0.74%) CISSP
7 13 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (0.68%) CCNP
9 11 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.57%) IBM Certification
11 9 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.51%) MCSA
12 7 (0.40%) MCSE
13 6 (0.34%) CCIE
13 6 (0.34%) Check Point Certification
13 6 (0.34%) PMP
14 5 (0.28%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.44%) Data Quality
2 37 (2.10%) QA
3 23 (1.30%) SLA
4 16 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.62%) RosettaNet
7 10 (0.57%) GDPR
8 9 (0.51%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.23%) MiFID
11 3 (0.17%) COBIT
11 3 (0.17%) GCP
12 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.11%) PMO
12 2 (0.11%) PSD2
13 1 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.057%) DO-178B
13 1 (0.057%) MIL-STD-1553
13 1 (0.057%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.057%) Solvency II
System Software
1 94 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 93 (5.27%) Active Directory
3 85 (4.82%) Docker
4 56 (3.17%) HDFS
5 52 (2.95%) Apache Flume
6 42 (2.38%) Hyper-V
7 32 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
7 32 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (1.30%) vSphere
9 20 (1.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 17 (0.96%) Terminal Services
11 15 (0.85%) Time Sharing Option
12 14 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
13 13 (0.74%) XenApp
14 10 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
15 9 (0.51%) XenDesktop
16 8 (0.45%) Oracle Clusterware
17 7 (0.40%) Platform Symphony
18 6 (0.34%) Firmware
18 6 (0.34%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 92 (5.22%) Puppet
2 74 (4.20%) Tivoli
3 57 (3.23%) Ansible
4 56 (3.17%) Hadoop YARN
5 53 (3.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 48 (2.72%) Ambari
7 46 (2.61%) NetBackup
8 37 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
9 35 (1.98%) Oozie
10 32 (1.81%) SCCM
11 31 (1.76%) Kubernetes
12 30 (1.70%) Backup Exec
13 27 (1.53%) EMC NetWorker
14 23 (1.30%) HP Data Protector
15 21 (1.19%) SCOM
16 19 (1.08%) Control-M
16 19 (1.08%) Netcool
17 18 (1.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
18 16 (0.91%) IBM BigFix
19 15 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 413 (23.41%) Oracle
2 208 (11.79%) Microsoft
3 192 (10.88%) HP
4 122 (6.92%) Red Hat
5 120 (6.80%) VMware
6 107 (6.07%) Cisco
7 93 (5.27%) SAP
8 84 (4.76%) Cognos
9 68 (3.85%) EMC
10 54 (3.06%) Citrix
11 50 (2.83%) Symantec
12 46 (2.61%) Informatica
12 46 (2.61%) Tableau
13 41 (2.32%) NetApp
14 40 (2.27%) Brocade
15 39 (2.21%) Veritas
16 38 (2.15%) Dell
17 35 (1.98%) OpenText
18 33 (1.87%) Adobe
18 33 (1.87%) hybris