The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 38 31
Rank change year-on-year -12 -7  
Contract jobs citing IBM 9 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.31% 2.12% 5.14%
As % of the Vendors category 4.13% 4.62% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 16
Median daily rate £265 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £400 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +2.06% -4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.37 £28.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +6.55% -18.57%  

IBM is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 218 195 249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 55.90% 45.88% 47.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 80 136
Median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £243 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 42 13
Median hourly rate £24.00 £16.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -61.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.50 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 £19.00 £48.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.47% +8.57%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing IBM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in Essex

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IBM in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in Essex

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in Essex over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in Essex

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Essex region with a requirement for IBM.

1 15 (83.33%) Java
1 15 (83.33%) Linux
2 14 (77.78%) Web Services
3 13 (72.22%) J2EE
4 12 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 12 (66.67%) XML
4 12 (66.67%) OO
4 12 (66.67%) Unix
4 12 (66.67%) TDD
4 12 (66.67%) Ajax
4 12 (66.67%) WebSphere
5 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (61.11%) XHTML
5 11 (61.11%) HTML
5 11 (61.11%) Ant
5 11 (61.11%) CSS
6 9 (50.00%) JSP
6 9 (50.00%) SOA
6 9 (50.00%) RAD
6 9 (50.00%) HTML5
6 9 (50.00%) Sass
6 9 (50.00%) LESS
7 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 6 (33.33%) Unit Testing
7 6 (33.33%) Windows
7 6 (33.33%) SQL
7 6 (33.33%) Pair Programming
7 6 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
7 6 (33.33%) Solaris
7 6 (33.33%) B2C

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 12 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 3 (16.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (16.67%) CMS
2 3 (16.67%) WebLogic
3 2 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.56%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Ant
2 5 (27.78%) AccuRev
3 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
3 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.11%) Gradle
3 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.11%) JUnit
3 2 (11.11%) Maven
3 2 (11.11%) Selenium
3 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 2 (11.11%) Subversion
4 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
1 3 (16.67%) Legal
1 3 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Developer
2 14 (77.78%) Java Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) AIX Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Unix Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Unix Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) Web Services
2 13 (72.22%) J2EE
3 12 (66.67%) Ajax
3 12 (66.67%) XML
4 11 (61.11%) CSS
4 11 (61.11%) HTML
4 11 (61.11%) XHTML
5 9 (50.00%) HTML5
5 9 (50.00%) JSP
5 9 (50.00%) LESS
5 9 (50.00%) Sass
6 5 (27.78%) JAX-WS
6 5 (27.78%) JPA
6 5 (27.78%) SOAP
7 3 (16.67%) JMS
8 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
8 2 (11.11%) Ext JS
8 2 (11.11%) OSGi
8 2 (11.11%) SAML
8 2 (11.11%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (16.67%) Virtual Team
1 3 (16.67%) Web 2.0
2 2 (11.11%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Fintech
3 1 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (5.56%) LPAR
3 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Linux
2 12 (66.67%) Unix
3 6 (33.33%) Solaris
3 6 (33.33%) Windows
4 1 (5.56%) AIX
4 1 (5.56%) CentOS
4 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) OO
1 12 (66.67%) TDD
2 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (50.00%) RAD
3 9 (50.00%) SOA
4 6 (33.33%) B2C
4 6 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
4 6 (33.33%) Pair Programming
4 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 6 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Mathematics
6 3 (16.67%) Analytics
6 3 (16.67%) BDD
6 3 (16.67%) Content Management
6 3 (16.67%) Information Management
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL
6 3 (16.67%) SEO
6 3 (16.67%) User Stories
7 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.11%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) Java
2 12 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Adobe
1 3 (16.67%) FatWire
1 3 (16.67%) Google
1 3 (16.67%) Omniture
2 1 (5.56%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.56%) Teradata
2 1 (5.56%) VMware