Period
to 29 November 2020

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 29 November 2020 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
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 216 249 202
Rank change year-on-year +33 -47 -56
Contract jobs citing IBM 370 791 1,357
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.21% 1.06% 1.43%
As % of the Vendors category 2.84% 2.47% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 505 840
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% -
10th Percentile £351 £300 £325
90th Percentile £620 £625 £623
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -19.51% +70.83%
10th Percentile £31.25 £23.05 £21.05
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.50 £53.60
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% -8.54% +70.83%

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 13,039 32,004 39,624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.57% 42.90% 41.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,930 20,180 24,878
Median daily rate £465 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £250 £233 £250
90th Percentile £663 £638 £631
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 1,265 1,510
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.21% +8.57% +0.56%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £10.87
90th Percentile £56.99 £53.75 £47.33
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +84.21% +8.57% +0.40%

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 29 November 2020.

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 29 November 2020.

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 29 November 2020. 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 +51 161 £455 -8.08% 41
South East +75 73 £525 +23.53% 15
North of England +50 48 £450 - 31
North West +30 26 £450 - 10
Midlands +56 23 £475 +7.34% 9
East of England +32 22 £450 - 14
Yorkshire +42 17 £400 -0.06% 19
West Midlands +40 15 £453 +2.26% 7
South West +75 10 £475 -5.00% 3
East Midlands +39 5 £475 +40.74% 2
North East +34 5 £500 -4.76% 2
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 29 November 2020, 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.

1 115 (31.08%) Oracle
2 83 (22.43%) Finance
3 79 (21.35%) SQL
4 77 (20.81%) Linux
5 69 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (17.84%) Java
7 65 (17.57%) Unix
8 60 (16.22%) Windows
9 55 (14.86%) WebSphere
10 54 (14.59%) Security Cleared
11 48 (12.97%) SC Cleared
12 44 (11.89%) Shell Script
13 43 (11.62%) Banking
14 40 (10.81%) Migration
15 37 (10.00%) Middleware
16 36 (9.73%) ETL
17 34 (9.19%) Microsoft
18 33 (8.92%) Perl
18 33 (8.92%) DevOps
19 32 (8.65%) VMware
20 31 (8.38%) AWS
20 31 (8.38%) Problem-Solving
21 30 (8.11%) SOAP
21 30 (8.11%) Mainframe
22 28 (7.57%) Web Services
22 28 (7.57%) WebSphere Application Server
23 27 (7.30%) Change Management
23 27 (7.30%) Scrum
23 27 (7.30%) IBM Integration Bus
24 25 (6.76%) Red Hat

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 55 (14.86%) WebSphere
2 28 (7.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 22 (5.95%) Tomcat
4 15 (4.05%) IIS
4 15 (4.05%) JBoss
5 10 (2.70%) Apache
5 10 (2.70%) Apache Geronimo
5 10 (2.70%) Apache TomEE
5 10 (2.70%) MQSeries
5 10 (2.70%) WebLogic
6 8 (2.16%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.62%) CICS
7 6 (1.62%) SAS
8 5 (1.35%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.35%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.08%) Confluence
9 4 (1.08%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 4 (1.08%) Tuxedo
10 3 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Chatbot
1 4 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (1.08%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.81%) SPSS
3 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.54%) Simulink
3 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.43%) Maximo
1 9 (2.43%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.81%) SunGard Martini
6 2 (0.54%) Magento
7 1 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.27%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.27%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.27%) StreamServe
7 1 (0.27%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 31 (8.38%) AWS
2 25 (6.76%) Azure
3 24 (6.49%) IBM Cloud
4 15 (4.05%) GCP
5 10 (2.70%) SaaS
6 7 (1.89%) Apigee
6 7 (1.89%) Office 365
7 6 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.62%) GitHub
7 6 (1.62%) OpenShift
8 5 (1.35%) IaaS
8 5 (1.35%) PaaS
9 2 (0.54%) Akamai
9 2 (0.54%) Boomi
9 2 (0.54%) Datadog
10 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.27%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.27%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.68%) SAN
2 16 (4.32%) DNS
3 13 (3.51%) SNMP
4 10 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
4 10 (2.70%) iSCSI
4 10 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.43%) Firewall
6 7 (1.89%) DHCP
6 7 (1.89%) FTP
6 7 (1.89%) HTTP
6 7 (1.89%) SSL
7 5 (1.35%) VLAN
8 4 (1.08%) Ethernet
8 4 (1.08%) HTTPS
8 4 (1.08%) VPN
9 3 (0.81%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.81%) Network Security
9 3 (0.81%) SSH
10 2 (0.54%) NAS
10 2 (0.54%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.49%) Relational Database
2 23 (6.22%) Big Data
2 23 (6.22%) Oracle Database
3 22 (5.95%) DataStage
4 21 (5.68%) DB2
5 20 (5.41%) SQL Server
6 17 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (4.59%) IBM InfoSphere
7 14 (3.78%) NoSQL
8 11 (2.97%) MySQL
8 11 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.89%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.62%) GIS
10 6 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (1.62%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.35%) QlikView
12 3 (0.81%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 21 (5.68%) JIRA
2 16 (4.32%) Git (software)
3 13 (3.51%) Bitbucket
4 9 (2.43%) CA Gen
4 9 (2.43%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.62%) Rational DOORS
5 6 (1.62%) Selenium
5 6 (1.62%) SoapUI
6 4 (1.08%) JMeter
6 4 (1.08%) Maven
6 4 (1.08%) SonarQube
6 4 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.81%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.81%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.81%) JUnit
7 3 (0.81%) Postman
7 3 (0.81%) Subversion
8 2 (0.54%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.54%) REST Assured
General
1 83 (22.43%) Finance
2 43 (11.62%) Banking
3 16 (4.32%) Retail
4 9 (2.43%) Front Office
4 9 (2.43%) Public Sector
5 6 (1.62%) Marketing
6 5 (1.35%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.08%) Automotive
7 4 (1.08%) Back Office
7 4 (1.08%) French Language
7 4 (1.08%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.08%) Legal
7 4 (1.08%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.81%) International Banking
8 3 (0.81%) Law
9 2 (0.54%) Games
9 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (21.62%) Developer
2 51 (13.78%) Architect
3 36 (9.73%) Consultant
4 26 (7.03%) Administrator
5 20 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
6 18 (4.86%) Analyst
7 15 (4.05%) Project Manager
8 13 (3.51%) DBA
8 13 (3.51%) Programmer
9 11 (2.97%) Systems Programmer
10 10 (2.70%) Data Architect
11 9 (2.43%) DataStage Developer
11 9 (2.43%) Security Architect
11 9 (2.43%) Storage Engineer
11 9 (2.43%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (2.43%) WebSphere Specialist
12 8 (2.16%) Java Developer
12 8 (2.16%) Senior Consultant
12 8 (2.16%) Systems Engineer
13 7 (1.89%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.00%) Middleware
2 30 (8.11%) SOAP
3 28 (7.57%) Web Services
4 27 (7.30%) IBM Integration Bus
5 23 (6.22%) REST
6 18 (4.86%) Kafka
6 18 (4.86%) XML
7 17 (4.59%) WebSphere MQ
8 15 (4.05%) J2EE
9 14 (3.78%) ISPF
9 14 (3.78%) RESTful
10 13 (3.51%) Node.js
10 13 (3.51%) Spring Boot
11 12 (3.24%) LDAP
12 10 (2.70%) SailPoint
12 10 (2.70%) Spring
13 7 (1.89%) CSS
13 7 (1.89%) HTML
14 6 (1.62%) .NET
14 6 (1.62%) React
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.11%) Mainframe
2 22 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 20 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 17 (4.59%) DataPower
4 17 (4.59%) Replication
5 15 (4.05%) Clustering
6 12 (3.24%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.16%) PKI
8 8 (2.16%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (1.89%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (1.62%) EMC VMAX
10 6 (1.62%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (1.35%) Cloud Native
12 4 (1.08%) iSeries
13 3 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 77 (20.81%) Linux
2 65 (17.57%) Unix
3 60 (16.22%) Windows
4 25 (6.76%) AIX
4 25 (6.76%) zOS
5 19 (5.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (4.59%) Solaris
7 15 (4.05%) Windows Server
8 6 (1.62%) Android
9 5 (1.35%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.35%) MVS
10 4 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.81%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.27%) CentOS
12 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.27%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (18.65%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (10.81%) Migration
3 36 (9.73%) ETL
4 33 (8.92%) DevOps
5 31 (8.38%) Problem-Solving
6 27 (7.30%) Change Management
6 27 (7.30%) Scrum
7 24 (6.49%) Analytics
8 23 (6.22%) Data Modelling
8 23 (6.22%) Open Source
8 23 (6.22%) Performance Tuning
9 20 (5.41%) Software Engineering
10 19 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (5.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 19 (5.14%) ITIL
11 18 (4.86%) High Availability
11 18 (4.86%) Test Automation
12 17 (4.59%) Data Integration
13 16 (4.32%) TOGAF
14 15 (4.05%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 79 (21.35%) SQL
2 66 (17.84%) Java
3 44 (11.89%) Shell Script
4 33 (8.92%) Perl
5 25 (6.76%) Python
6 20 (5.41%) C
7 17 (4.59%) Bash Shell
7 17 (4.59%) JCL
8 16 (4.32%) PL/SQL
9 15 (4.05%) JavaScript
10 11 (2.97%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.43%) C++
12 7 (1.89%) C#
12 7 (1.89%) Korn
13 5 (1.35%) REXX
14 4 (1.08%) COBOL
14 4 (1.08%) R
15 3 (0.81%) Groovy
15 3 (0.81%) Scala
15 3 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (14.59%) Security Cleared
2 48 (12.97%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.14%) Degree
4 6 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.62%) CISSP
5 5 (1.35%) DBS Check
6 4 (1.08%) ISEB
6 4 (1.08%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (0.81%) CISM
7 3 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.81%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.81%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.54%) CISA
8 2 (0.54%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.54%) IISP
8 2 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.54%) MCSE
8 2 (0.54%) PhD
9 1 (0.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.16%) NIST
2 6 (1.62%) GDPR
3 5 (1.35%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.35%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.08%) SLA
5 3 (0.81%) ISAE 3402
5 3 (0.81%) ISO 22301
5 3 (0.81%) ISO 31000
5 3 (0.81%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (0.54%) QA
7 1 (0.27%) COBIT
7 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.27%) EMIR
7 1 (0.27%) IFRS
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.27%) MiFID
7 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 16 (4.32%) Docker
4 15 (4.05%) Time Sharing Option
5 10 (2.70%) NFS
6 5 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.08%) Microcode
7 4 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.81%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.81%) XenApp
8 3 (0.81%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.54%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.54%) GPFS
9 2 (0.54%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.54%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 2 (0.54%) NDS
9 2 (0.54%) RACF
9 2 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (6.76%) Tivoli
2 19 (5.14%) Kubernetes
3 15 (4.05%) Netcool
4 13 (3.51%) Terraform
5 12 (3.24%) HP ALM
5 12 (3.24%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 11 (2.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 10 (2.70%) Netcool/Webtop
8 7 (1.89%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.89%) Prometheus
9 4 (1.08%) Ansible
9 4 (1.08%) Nagios
9 4 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.81%) Control-M
10 3 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.81%) Nessus
10 3 (0.81%) OMEGAMON
10 3 (0.81%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 3 (0.81%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 3 (0.81%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 115 (31.08%) Oracle
2 34 (9.19%) Microsoft
3 32 (8.65%) VMware
4 25 (6.76%) Red Hat
5 23 (6.22%) HP
6 22 (5.95%) CA
6 22 (5.95%) EMC
7 20 (5.41%) Cisco
8 16 (4.32%) Splunk
9 15 (4.05%) Dell
10 13 (3.51%) SAP
10 13 (3.51%) TIBCO
11 10 (2.70%) NetApp
12 9 (2.43%) Brocade
12 9 (2.43%) MuleSoft
13 8 (2.16%) CyberArk
13 8 (2.16%) Google
13 8 (2.16%) Sun
14 7 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (1.89%) Sybase