Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 197 216 182
Rank change year-on-year +19 -34 -47
Contract jobs citing IBM 414 1,096 1,447
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.33% 1.32% 1.54%
As % of the Vendors category 3.00% 3.10% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 661 837
Median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £313 £328 £313
90th Percentile £600 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 23
Median hourly rate £33.00 £42.25 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.89% +106.10% -9.19%
10th Percentile £12.00 £29.55 £13.53
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £40.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -18.52% +97.56% -13.68%

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 13,791 35,395 39,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.14% 42.59% 41.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,420 22,343 24,368
Median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +2.86%
10th Percentile £254 £256 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 555 1,246 1,426
Median hourly rate £22.55 £19.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.47% +5.72% +6.13%
10th Percentile £12.39 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.16 £51.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £23.67 £19.03 £17.50
% change year-on-year +24.38% +8.74% +2.94%

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 8 August 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 +57 168 £470 -6.00% 28
South East +38 109 £500 +11.11% 14
North of England +28 47 £450 - 9
North West +15 30 £450 - 7
East of England +1 29 £455 -4.21% 5
Midlands +46 28 £513 +20.59% 4
South West +44 21 £450 - 2
West Midlands +30 19 £450 +5.88% 2
Yorkshire +42 15 £450 +5.88% 2
East Midlands +44 9 £547 +28.64% 2
North East +34 1 - -
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 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.

1 122 (29.47%) Oracle
2 101 (24.40%) Linux
3 86 (20.77%) Java
4 82 (19.81%) Finance
5 80 (19.32%) SQL
5 80 (19.32%) Security Cleared
6 75 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
7 71 (17.15%) WebSphere
8 70 (16.91%) SC Cleared
9 68 (16.43%) Windows
10 67 (16.18%) Shell Script
11 64 (15.46%) Unix
12 61 (14.73%) Web Services
13 60 (14.49%) AWS
14 51 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
15 48 (11.59%) XML
15 48 (11.59%) SOAP
16 47 (11.35%) Perl
16 47 (11.35%) Middleware
17 46 (11.11%) Microsoft
18 44 (10.63%) Banking
19 40 (9.66%) Test Automation
20 38 (9.18%) Migration
20 38 (9.18%) VMware
21 37 (8.94%) DevOps
22 35 (8.45%) WebSphere Application Server
23 34 (8.21%) Scrum
23 34 (8.21%) REST
24 33 (7.97%) Azure
25 32 (7.73%) JavaScript

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 71 (17.15%) WebSphere
2 35 (8.45%) WebSphere Application Server
3 25 (6.04%) Tomcat
4 19 (4.59%) JBoss
5 17 (4.11%) Apache
5 17 (4.11%) WebLogic
6 13 (3.14%) IIS
7 11 (2.66%) Confluence
8 10 (2.42%) Apache Geronimo
8 10 (2.42%) Apache TomEE
9 9 (2.17%) IBM HTTP Server
10 8 (1.93%) Apache Spark
11 6 (1.45%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.97%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.97%) JCAPS
12 4 (0.97%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.72%) CICS
13 3 (0.72%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.72%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (3.86%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.24%) Simulink
5 1 (0.24%) Sketch
5 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (3.62%) Oracle EBS
1 15 (3.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (2.90%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 10 (2.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (2.17%) Maximo
5 5 (1.21%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (1.21%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.48%) Magento
7 2 (0.48%) SAP GTS
7 2 (0.48%) SAP SCM
7 2 (0.48%) Shopify
7 2 (0.48%) SunGard Martini
8 1 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.24%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.24%) StreamServe
8 1 (0.24%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 60 (14.49%) AWS
2 33 (7.97%) Azure
3 16 (3.86%) GCP
4 9 (2.17%) GitHub
4 9 (2.17%) HP Helion
4 9 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 8 (1.93%) IBM Cloud
6 7 (1.69%) SaaS
7 5 (1.21%) Office 365
7 5 (1.21%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.97%) IaaS
8 4 (0.97%) PaaS
9 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.72%) IBM Blueworks
10 2 (0.48%) Akamai
10 2 (0.48%) Apigee
10 2 (0.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.48%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.48%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.49%) SAN
2 16 (3.86%) DNS
3 14 (3.38%) SNMP
4 12 (2.90%) Firewall
5 11 (2.66%) HTTP
6 8 (1.93%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.69%) FTP
7 7 (1.69%) iSCSI
8 6 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (1.45%) SSL
8 6 (1.45%) VLAN
9 5 (1.21%) DHCP
9 5 (1.21%) Internet
10 4 (0.97%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.97%) NetScaler
10 4 (0.97%) VPN
11 3 (0.72%) LAN
11 3 (0.72%) NAS
11 3 (0.72%) WAN
12 2 (0.48%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.00%) Oracle Database
3 23 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 20 (4.83%) DataStage
5 18 (4.35%) DB2
6 17 (4.11%) MySQL
7 16 (3.86%) IBM InfoSphere
8 12 (2.90%) Oracle OWB
9 10 (2.42%) Big Data
9 10 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.17%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.69%) NoSQL
12 7 (1.69%) OLAP
12 7 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (1.45%) Apache Hive
14 5 (1.21%) MongoDB
14 5 (1.21%) Oracle Database 12c
15 4 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
15 4 (0.97%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 22 (5.31%) Jenkins
1 22 (5.31%) JIRA
2 14 (3.38%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.38%) Maven
3 13 (3.14%) ClearCase
4 12 (2.90%) Bitbucket
5 10 (2.42%) SoapUI
6 7 (1.69%) Ant
6 7 (1.69%) JUnit
6 7 (1.69%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (1.69%) Rational Team Concert
6 7 (1.69%) Subversion
7 6 (1.45%) Rational Rhapsody
8 5 (1.21%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.21%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.97%) GitLab
9 4 (0.97%) Selenium
9 4 (0.97%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.72%) AppScan
10 3 (0.72%) ClearQuest
General
1 82 (19.81%) Finance
2 44 (10.63%) Banking
3 15 (3.62%) Front Office
4 12 (2.90%) Public Sector
5 11 (2.66%) Retail
6 8 (1.93%) Back Office
7 7 (1.69%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.69%) Publishing
8 6 (1.45%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.21%) Aerospace
9 5 (1.21%) Games
10 4 (0.97%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.72%) Automotive
11 3 (0.72%) International Banking
11 3 (0.72%) Law
11 3 (0.72%) Marketing
11 3 (0.72%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.48%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.24%) Legal
13 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 77 (18.60%) Architect
2 65 (15.70%) Developer
3 31 (7.49%) Consultant
4 29 (7.00%) Administrator
5 23 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 22 (5.31%) Analyst
7 20 (4.83%) Java Developer
8 18 (4.35%) Designer
9 13 (3.14%) DBA
9 13 (3.14%) Systems Administrator
10 12 (2.90%) Test Manager
11 11 (2.66%) Storage Engineer
12 10 (2.42%) Solutions Designer
12 10 (2.42%) Storage Specialist
13 9 (2.17%) Applications Engineer
13 9 (2.17%) Data Architect
13 9 (2.17%) DataStage Developer
13 9 (2.17%) Project Manager
13 9 (2.17%) Software Engineer
13 9 (2.17%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (14.73%) Web Services
2 48 (11.59%) SOAP
2 48 (11.59%) XML
3 47 (11.35%) Middleware
4 34 (8.21%) REST
5 29 (7.00%) IBM Integration Bus
6 24 (5.80%) WebSphere MQ
7 22 (5.31%) Spring
8 19 (4.59%) J2EE
9 18 (4.35%) HTML
10 17 (4.11%) Spring Boot
11 15 (3.62%) LDAP
11 15 (3.62%) SailPoint
12 14 (3.38%) JSON
13 13 (3.14%) JMS
14 11 (2.66%) Kafka
14 11 (2.66%) RESTful
15 10 (2.42%) JSP
16 8 (1.93%) Servlets
16 8 (1.93%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.07%) DataPower
3 18 (4.35%) Clustering
4 16 (3.86%) Data Centre
5 11 (2.66%) Mainframe
6 10 (2.42%) IBM Storwize
6 10 (2.42%) Public Cloud
7 9 (2.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 8 (1.93%) EMC VMAX
9 6 (1.45%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.45%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.45%) Replication
9 6 (1.45%) User Experience
10 5 (1.21%) iSeries
10 5 (1.21%) TMS320
10 5 (1.21%) W3C
11 4 (0.97%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 101 (24.40%) Linux
2 68 (16.43%) Windows
3 64 (15.46%) Unix
4 27 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (6.28%) AIX
6 16 (3.86%) Solaris
7 11 (2.66%) Windows Server
8 10 (2.42%) zOS
9 6 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.72%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (0.72%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.48%) HPUX
13 1 (0.24%) Android
13 1 (0.24%) MVS
13 1 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.24%) OS/390
13 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
3 40 (9.66%) Test Automation
4 38 (9.18%) Migration
5 37 (8.94%) DevOps
6 34 (8.21%) Scrum
7 31 (7.49%) Analytics
7 31 (7.49%) ETL
8 28 (6.76%) Data Modelling
9 26 (6.28%) Project Management
10 22 (5.31%) Test Strategy
11 20 (4.83%) Identity Management
11 20 (4.83%) ITIL
11 20 (4.83%) SDLC
11 20 (4.83%) System Integration Testing
12 19 (4.59%) Change Management
12 19 (4.59%) High Availability
12 19 (4.59%) Microservices
12 19 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (4.35%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (20.77%) Java
2 80 (19.32%) SQL
3 67 (16.18%) Shell Script
4 47 (11.35%) Perl
5 32 (7.73%) JavaScript
6 28 (6.76%) Python
7 23 (5.56%) Bash Shell
8 14 (3.38%) PowerShell
9 12 (2.90%) C
10 10 (2.42%) C-shell
11 8 (1.93%) JCL
11 8 (1.93%) PHP
12 7 (1.69%) C#
13 6 (1.45%) C++
14 5 (1.21%) BeanShell
15 4 (0.97%) Groovy
15 4 (0.97%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.97%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.72%) COBOL
17 2 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 80 (19.32%) Security Cleared
2 70 (16.91%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.42%) Degree
4 9 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.93%) ISEB
5 8 (1.93%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.21%) TOGAF Certification
7 4 (0.97%) IBM Certification
8 3 (0.72%) CISSP
9 2 (0.48%) CISA
9 2 (0.48%) CISM
9 2 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.48%) IISP
9 2 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.48%) MCSE
10 1 (0.24%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.24%) CSPO
10 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.24%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.35%) QA
2 11 (2.66%) SLA
3 7 (1.69%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.45%) MISRA
5 5 (1.21%) MISRA C
6 4 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.72%) EMIR
7 3 (0.72%) GDPR
7 3 (0.72%) MiFID
7 3 (0.72%) NIST
7 3 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.48%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.48%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.48%) ISO 31000
8 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.24%) COBIT
9 1 (0.24%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.24%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 26 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (6.04%) Active Directory
3 18 (4.35%) Docker
4 10 (2.42%) XenApp
5 8 (1.93%) Firmware
5 8 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.69%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.45%) Squid
8 5 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.21%) Time Sharing Option
9 3 (0.72%) NFS
9 3 (0.72%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.48%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 2 (0.48%) NDS
10 2 (0.48%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (0.48%) RACF
10 2 (0.48%) Samba
10 2 (0.48%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 22 (5.31%) Netcool
2 21 (5.07%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 18 (4.35%) Tivoli
4 12 (2.90%) Ansible
5 11 (2.66%) Kubernetes
6 10 (2.42%) Amdocs OSS
7 8 (1.93%) Red Hat Satellite
7 8 (1.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (1.69%) Puppet
8 7 (1.69%) SCOM
9 6 (1.45%) Cacti
9 6 (1.45%) Nagios
9 6 (1.45%) Opsview
10 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.97%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.97%) Terraform
12 3 (0.72%) Grafana
12 3 (0.72%) Nessus
12 3 (0.72%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 3 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 122 (29.47%) Oracle
2 46 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 38 (9.18%) VMware
4 32 (7.73%) Red Hat
5 31 (7.49%) Cisco
6 29 (7.00%) HP
7 20 (4.83%) SAP
7 20 (4.83%) ServiceNow
7 20 (4.83%) Splunk
8 19 (4.59%) EMC
8 19 (4.59%) Sybase
9 18 (4.35%) Brocade
10 17 (4.11%) Remedy
11 16 (3.86%) CheckPoint
12 14 (3.38%) BMC
12 14 (3.38%) Citrix
13 13 (3.14%) Siebel
13 13 (3.14%) Sparx
13 13 (3.14%) Sun
14 12 (2.90%) xMatters