Period
to 21 September 2018

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 6 months to 21 September 2018 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
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 95 66
Rank change year-on-year +8 -29 -24
Contract jobs citing IBM 15 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.54% 1.06% 1.52%
As % of the Vendors category 2.72% 2.15% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 4
Essex median daily rate £500 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +3.23%
East of England median daily rate £400 £423 £431
% change year-on-year -5.33% -2.03% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Essex median hourly rate £33.00 - £34.50
10th Percentile £31.50 - £30.75
90th Percentile £34.50 - £39.63
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £43.25 £34.50
% change year-on-year -42.20% +25.36% +15.00%

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 Essex.

All Vendors
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 551 419 494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 56.63% 49.47% 53.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 276 239
Essex median daily rate £500 £500 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +43.88% -4.14%
10th Percentile £213 £284 £213
90th Percentile £600 £600 £488
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 113
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -11.11% -35.71%
10th Percentile £14.88 £10.40 £15.75
90th Percentile £46.38 £39.93 £42.83
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.03 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.05% -2.85% -19.51%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing IBM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

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 6 months to 21 September 2018.

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

IBM
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Essex region over the 6 months to 21 September 2018. 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
Basildon - 5 £525 - 3
Southend-on-Sea 0 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - - 1
Chelmsford - 1 £225 -
IBM
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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 Essex region with a requirement for IBM.

1 12 (80.00%) Java
1 12 (80.00%) WebSphere
2 10 (66.67%) Spring Boot
3 9 (60.00%) Spring
3 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (60.00%) SQL
4 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (53.33%) AngularJS
4 8 (53.33%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (46.67%) Gradle
5 7 (46.67%) Jenkins
5 7 (46.67%) XML
6 6 (40.00%) Linux
6 6 (40.00%) TDD
6 6 (40.00%) Maven
6 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
7 5 (33.33%) Web Services
7 5 (33.33%) Pair Programming
7 5 (33.33%) Unix
7 5 (33.33%) Windows
7 5 (33.33%) HTML
7 5 (33.33%) Oracle
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
8 4 (26.67%) JUnit
8 4 (26.67%) CSS
8 4 (26.67%) SOAP
8 4 (26.67%) Struts
8 4 (26.67%) XHTML
8 4 (26.67%) Adobe
8 4 (26.67%) AccuRev

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 (80.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (26.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (13.33%) WildFly
5 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
5 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) MySQL
2 3 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (6.67%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Gradle
1 7 (46.67%) Jenkins
2 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (40.00%) Maven
3 4 (26.67%) AccuRev
3 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (26.67%) JUnit
3 4 (26.67%) Selenium
4 3 (20.00%) Ant
4 3 (20.00%) Eclipse
4 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (20.00%) Subversion
5 1 (6.67%) MSTest
5 1 (6.67%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (26.67%) Marketing
2 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 8 (53.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Integration Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Support
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Middleware Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) Spring Boot
2 9 (60.00%) Spring
3 8 (53.33%) AngularJS
4 7 (46.67%) XML
5 5 (33.33%) HTML
5 5 (33.33%) Web Services
6 4 (26.67%) Ajax
6 4 (26.67%) CSS
6 4 (26.67%) SOAP
6 4 (26.67%) Struts
6 4 (26.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (26.67%) XHTML
7 3 (20.00%) Ext JS
7 3 (20.00%) JAX-WS
7 3 (20.00%) JPA
7 3 (20.00%) jQuery
7 3 (20.00%) JSR 170
7 3 (20.00%) OAuth
7 3 (20.00%) SAML
7 3 (20.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Clustering
2 3 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) Unix
2 5 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (20.00%) Solaris
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (53.33%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (40.00%) TDD
3 5 (33.33%) Pair Programming
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (26.67%) Microservices
4 4 (26.67%) User Stories
5 3 (20.00%) BDD
5 3 (20.00%) Information Management
5 3 (20.00%) Mathematics
5 3 (20.00%) MVC
5 3 (20.00%) OO
5 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) SOLID
6 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
7 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
7 1 (6.67%) DevOps
7 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) Java
2 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) Adobe
3 1 (6.67%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) webMethods