Period
to

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 17 May 2022 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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 253 220 230
Rank change year-on-year -33 +10 -14
Contract jobs citing IBM 755 548 518
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.07% 1.21% 1.16%
As % of the Vendors category 2.72% 2.97% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 284 264
10th Percentile £400 £363 £308
25th Percentile £458 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +14.00% +5.26% +0.53%
75th Percentile £675 £575 £575
90th Percentile £763 £689 £650
UK median daily rate £565 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +15.31% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 17
10th Percentile £36.72 £39.90 £13.43
25th Percentile £39.86 £46.56 £17.50
Median hourly rate £48.75 £55.00 £33.00
Median % change year-on-year -11.36% +66.67% -22.35%
75th Percentile £55.00 £60.00 £50.00
90th Percentile - - -
UK median hourly rate £48.75 £50.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -2.50% +51.52% -22.35%

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 27,793 18,482 19,021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.53% 40.80% 42.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,047 12,003 12,065
10th Percentile £275 £275 £225
25th Percentile £413 £380 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -3.23%
75th Percentile £638 £580 £573
90th Percentile £738 £675 £669
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 786 608 731
10th Percentile £11.95 £11.25 £11.75
25th Percentile £15.00 £14.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate £21.37 £21.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +1.76% +12.30% +1.08%
75th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £30.00
90th Percentile £63.88 £56.33 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.27% +15.79% +5.23%

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -21 423 £590 +12.38% 46
South East +5 108 £525 +5.00% 25
North of England -54 56 £425 +13.33% 19
East of England -28 36 £480 +3.78% 17
Yorkshire -26 35 £425 +13.33% 8
Midlands -50 35 £525 +5.00% 20
West Midlands -49 24 £525 +5.00% 16
North West -50 21 £450 +18.73% 10
South West -36 13 £625 +13.64% 12
East Midlands -15 9 £465 +14.81% 4
North East -10 6 £450 -5.66% 1
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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.

1 217 (28.74%) Linux
2 199 (26.36%) Social Skills
3 196 (25.96%) Java
4 182 (24.11%) Windows
5 172 (22.78%) Oracle
6 166 (21.99%) Agile
7 161 (21.32%) SQL
8 158 (20.93%) Finance
9 156 (20.66%) DevOps
10 151 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 144 (19.07%) Unix
12 131 (17.35%) WebSphere
13 130 (17.22%) AWS
14 113 (14.97%) Security Cleared
15 111 (14.70%) Azure
16 110 (14.57%) Banking
17 106 (14.04%) Middleware
18 103 (13.64%) SC Cleared
19 101 (13.38%) VMware
20 96 (12.72%) Migration
21 90 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
22 81 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
23 80 (10.60%) Jenkins
24 76 (10.07%) Python
24 76 (10.07%) CI/CD
24 76 (10.07%) Microservices
25 74 (9.80%) Kubernetes
25 74 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
26 72 (9.54%) WebSphere Application Server
27 67 (8.87%) Git (software)

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
1 131 (17.35%) WebSphere
2 72 (9.54%) WebSphere Application Server
3 34 (4.50%) Confluence
4 32 (4.24%) Tomcat
5 28 (3.71%) SAS
5 28 (3.71%) SharePoint
6 25 (3.31%) Oracle Coherence
7 24 (3.18%) Apache
8 23 (3.05%) WebLogic
9 21 (2.78%) IBM HTTP Server
10 16 (2.12%) IIS
10 16 (2.12%) MQSeries
11 12 (1.59%) CICS
11 12 (1.59%) OpenStack
12 10 (1.32%) FileNet
13 9 (1.19%) MS Exchange
14 8 (1.06%) IBM Notes
14 8 (1.06%) JBoss
14 8 (1.06%) WebSphere Process Server
15 7 (0.93%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 27 (3.58%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (3.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (2.25%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.59%) Simulink
6 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.26%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.26%) Sketch
8 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.13%) CATIA
9 1 (0.13%) Snagit
9 1 (0.13%) SPSS
9 1 (0.13%) SPSS Modeler
9 1 (0.13%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 25 (3.31%) Maximo
2 14 (1.85%) Oracle 11i
3 8 (1.06%) IBM Planning Analytics
4 7 (0.93%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.93%) thinkFolio
5 6 (0.79%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 6 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.53%) Shopify
7 3 (0.40%) Cognos Planning
7 3 (0.40%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.26%) Magento
8 2 (0.26%) Misys Midas
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.26%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.26%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 130 (17.22%) AWS
2 111 (14.70%) Azure
3 49 (6.49%) GCP
4 44 (5.83%) PaaS
5 37 (4.90%) GitHub
6 36 (4.77%) IaaS
7 31 (4.11%) OpenShift
8 30 (3.97%) SaaS
9 26 (3.44%) IBM Cloud
10 21 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
11 18 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
11 18 (2.38%) Serverless
12 16 (2.12%) Amazon S3
13 14 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
14 13 (1.72%) Power Platform
15 12 (1.59%) Amazon EKS
15 12 (1.59%) Microsoft 365
16 11 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
17 10 (1.32%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 10 (1.32%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 55 (7.28%) SAN
2 54 (7.15%) Firewall
3 43 (5.70%) SSL
4 42 (5.56%) HTTP
5 36 (4.77%) DNS
6 23 (3.05%) NAS
7 22 (2.91%) TCP/IP
8 21 (2.78%) LAN
8 21 (2.78%) WAN
9 18 (2.38%) Kerberos
10 16 (2.12%) DHCP
11 15 (1.99%) Fibre Channel
11 15 (1.99%) VPN
12 12 (1.59%) FTP
13 10 (1.32%) IKE
13 10 (1.32%) IPsec
13 10 (1.32%) Wireless
14 8 (1.06%) iSCSI
15 7 (0.93%) Cisco Firepower
15 7 (0.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (8.21%) DB2
2 52 (6.89%) Relational Database
3 50 (6.62%) Oracle Database
4 41 (5.43%) SQL Server
5 35 (4.64%) Oracle Database 12c
6 27 (3.58%) Big Data
7 25 (3.31%) IBM InfoSphere
8 24 (3.18%) MongoDB
9 21 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
10 18 (2.38%) NoSQL
11 17 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
11 17 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (2.12%) RDBMS
13 15 (1.99%) DataStage
13 15 (1.99%) MySQL
14 14 (1.85%) Metadata
14 14 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
14 14 (1.85%) Oracle9i Database
15 13 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 13 (1.72%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 80 (10.60%) Jenkins
2 67 (8.87%) Git (software)
2 67 (8.87%) JIRA
3 35 (4.64%) Bitbucket
3 35 (4.64%) GitLab
4 30 (3.97%) IBM UrbanCode
5 24 (3.18%) SonarQube
6 22 (2.91%) IntelliJ
7 21 (2.78%) ClearCase
8 20 (2.65%) Artifactory
8 20 (2.65%) Visual Studio
9 19 (2.52%) ClearQuest
9 19 (2.52%) Eclipse
10 18 (2.38%) Maven
10 18 (2.38%) TeamCity
11 15 (1.99%) JUnit
11 15 (1.99%) SoapUI
12 13 (1.72%) Rational Rhapsody
12 13 (1.72%) Subversion
13 11 (1.46%) Ant
General
1 199 (26.36%) Social Skills
2 158 (20.93%) Finance
3 110 (14.57%) Banking
4 59 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (5.56%) Public Sector
6 29 (3.84%) Investment Banking
7 22 (2.91%) Retail
8 18 (2.38%) Front Office
8 18 (2.38%) Presentation Skills
9 15 (1.99%) Influencing Skills
9 15 (1.99%) Telecoms
10 14 (1.85%) Documentation Skills
11 13 (1.72%) Organisational Skills
12 12 (1.59%) Legal
13 10 (1.32%) Games
14 9 (1.19%) Law
15 7 (0.93%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.93%) Marketing
16 5 (0.66%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 151 (20.00%) Developer
2 106 (14.04%) Architect
3 78 (10.33%) Analyst
4 55 (7.28%) Java Developer
5 42 (5.56%) Consultant
6 37 (4.90%) Administrator
7 34 (4.50%) Solutions Architect
8 29 (3.84%) DevOps Developer
9 28 (3.71%) Infrastructure Architect
10 26 (3.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 23 (3.05%) Programmer
12 21 (2.78%) Business Analyst
12 21 (2.78%) Systems Programmer
13 20 (2.65%) Middleware Developer
13 20 (2.65%) Project Manager
14 19 (2.52%) Storage Engineer
15 18 (2.38%) Middleware Engineer
15 18 (2.38%) Security Engineer
16 16 (2.12%) DevOps Engineer
17 15 (1.99%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (14.04%) Middleware
2 63 (8.34%) XML
3 61 (8.08%) WebSphere MQ
4 59 (7.81%) Kafka
5 57 (7.55%) Spring
6 56 (7.42%) REST
7 54 (7.15%) Web Services
8 41 (5.43%) .NET
9 40 (5.30%) JSON
10 38 (5.03%) IBM Integration Bus
11 35 (4.64%) SOAP
12 32 (4.24%) LDAP
13 29 (3.84%) J2EE
13 29 (3.84%) RabbitMQ
14 28 (3.71%) HTML
15 27 (3.58%) RESTful
16 24 (3.18%) Spring Boot
17 21 (2.78%) ISPF
18 20 (2.65%) JDBC
19 16 (2.12%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.89%) Mainframe
2 50 (6.62%) Data Centre
3 45 (5.96%) Private Cloud
4 43 (5.70%) Management Information System
5 39 (5.17%) DataPower
6 31 (4.11%) Replication
7 28 (3.71%) Public Cloud
8 27 (3.58%) Clustering
9 26 (3.44%) PKI
10 20 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (2.38%) IBM Mainframe
12 17 (2.25%) SWIFT
13 16 (2.12%) Derivative
14 15 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
15 14 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
16 13 (1.72%) Equity Risk
16 13 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
17 12 (1.59%) Legacy Systems
18 11 (1.46%) Legacy Applications
19 10 (1.32%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 217 (28.74%) Linux
2 182 (24.11%) Windows
3 144 (19.07%) Unix
4 64 (8.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (6.36%) Windows Server
6 44 (5.83%) AIX
7 32 (4.24%) zOS
8 25 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (2.52%) Solaris
9 19 (2.52%) Windows Server 2019
10 16 (2.12%) Windows Server 2016
11 15 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (1.32%) MVS
13 10 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (1.19%) Windows 2000
15 8 (1.06%) Android
16 7 (0.93%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.93%) HPUX
16 7 (0.93%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (21.99%) Agile
2 156 (20.66%) DevOps
3 96 (12.72%) Migration
4 90 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
5 81 (10.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 76 (10.07%) CI/CD
6 76 (10.07%) Microservices
7 66 (8.74%) ITIL
8 59 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
8 59 (7.81%) Test Automation
9 53 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 50 (6.62%) Software Engineering
11 49 (6.49%) Performance Tuning
11 49 (6.49%) Workflow
12 47 (6.23%) Scrum
13 44 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
14 42 (5.56%) Computer Science
15 41 (5.43%) Data Modelling
15 41 (5.43%) Project Management
16 37 (4.90%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 196 (25.96%) Java
2 161 (21.32%) SQL
3 76 (10.07%) Python
4 52 (6.89%) C#
5 49 (6.49%) Shell Script
6 42 (5.56%) C++
7 38 (5.03%) Bash
8 34 (4.50%) Perl
9 33 (4.37%) PowerShell
10 31 (4.11%) JavaScript
11 29 (3.84%) JCL
12 23 (3.05%) Assembly Language
13 22 (2.91%) Korn
13 22 (2.91%) PL/SQL
13 22 (2.91%) REXX
14 17 (2.25%) CLIST
15 14 (1.85%) C
16 12 (1.59%) MATLAB
17 9 (1.19%) Groovy
18 8 (1.06%) Go
Qualifications
1 113 (14.97%) Security Cleared
2 103 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 64 (8.48%) Degree
4 20 (2.65%) Numerate Degree
5 16 (2.12%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (1.59%) MCSE
8 11 (1.46%) Master's Degree
8 11 (1.46%) TOGAF Certification
9 10 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (1.19%) PMI Certification
10 9 (1.19%) PMP
10 9 (1.19%) RHCA
11 7 (0.93%) ISEB
12 6 (0.79%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.66%) CISSP
14 4 (0.53%) CEH
14 4 (0.53%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.44%) Data Quality
2 23 (3.05%) QA
3 16 (2.12%) GDPR
4 9 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (1.19%) SEPA
5 8 (1.06%) NIST
6 7 (0.93%) SLA
7 6 (0.79%) PMO
8 5 (0.66%) Accessibility
9 4 (0.53%) Actionable Recommendations
9 4 (0.53%) COBIT
9 4 (0.53%) GRC
9 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.26%) MIL-STD-1553
10 2 (0.26%) P3O
10 2 (0.26%) WCAG
11 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.13%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.13%) HITRUST
11 1 (0.13%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 74 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (8.74%) Docker
3 54 (7.15%) Active Directory
4 42 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (3.71%) vSphere
6 21 (2.78%) Time Sharing Option
7 16 (2.12%) Hyper-V
8 14 (1.85%) RACF
9 13 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (1.32%) NFS
10 10 (1.32%) vCloud
10 10 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
10 10 (1.32%) XenApp
11 7 (0.93%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.66%) Firmware
14 4 (0.53%) ACF2
14 4 (0.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 4 (0.53%) MetaFrame
14 4 (0.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 74 (9.80%) Kubernetes
2 66 (8.74%) Ansible
3 37 (4.90%) Tivoli
4 35 (4.64%) Terraform
5 26 (3.44%) ITRS Geneos
5 26 (3.44%) QRadar
6 25 (3.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 20 (2.65%) Control-M
7 20 (2.65%) Single Sign-On
8 14 (1.85%) OMEGAMON
8 14 (1.85%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
9 13 (1.72%) SCCM
10 12 (1.59%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 11 (1.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 11 (1.46%) vCenter Server
12 10 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
13 9 (1.19%) Netcool
13 9 (1.19%) Puppet
14 8 (1.06%) Kibana
14 8 (1.06%) Packer
Vendors
1 172 (22.78%) Oracle
2 151 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 101 (13.38%) VMware
4 45 (5.96%) EMC
5 43 (5.70%) CA
5 43 (5.70%) HP
6 40 (5.30%) Splunk
7 39 (5.17%) SAP
8 37 (4.90%) Citrix
8 37 (4.90%) Red Hat
9 35 (4.64%) Cisco
10 32 (4.24%) ServiceNow
11 28 (3.71%) Dell
12 27 (3.58%) Informatica
13 20 (2.65%) Google
14 18 (2.38%) BMC
15 17 (2.25%) Dynatrace
15 17 (2.25%) NetApp
15 17 (2.25%) TIBCO
16 16 (2.12%) Cognos