The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM
England / London
Rank 143 128 89
Rank change year-on-year -15 -39  
Contract jobs citing IBM 334 424 498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.74% 1.93% 2.38%
As % of the Vendors category 4.11% 4.69% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 269 278
Median daily rate £500 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.98% +0.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.62% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £8.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year +2.73% +29.20%  

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 London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 8127 9044 9343
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 42.31% 41.12% 44.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5443 6014 6025
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 132 200
Median hourly rate £22.34 £21.34 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.66% +12.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in London

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in London

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in London

IBM
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the London region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -26 42 £550 +22.22% 12
Canary Wharf +5 9 £573 -16.42%
Uxbridge +7 4 £513 +439.47%
Bromley +13 1 £550 +10.00%
West End of London +1 1 £400 -11.20% 1
Feltham - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £350 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 London region with a requirement for IBM.

1 266 (37.68%) Oracle
2 217 (30.74%) Java
3 210 (29.75%) Finance
4 206 (29.18%) WebSphere
5 192 (27.20%) Linux
6 181 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
7 155 (21.95%) Banking
8 148 (20.96%) SQL
9 144 (20.40%) Unix
10 112 (15.86%) Windows
11 105 (14.87%) Middleware
12 101 (14.31%) XML
13 95 (13.46%) VMware
14 93 (13.17%) DevOps
15 92 (13.03%) Microsoft
16 88 (12.46%) IBM Integration Bus
17 83 (11.76%) SQL Server
18 82 (11.61%) Web Services
19 73 (10.34%) REST
20 69 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
21 68 (9.63%) AIX
22 65 (9.21%) WebSphere MQ
23 62 (8.78%) Migration
23 62 (8.78%) Retail
24 61 (8.64%) DB2
24 61 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
25 60 (8.50%) Solaris
25 60 (8.50%) E-Commerce
26 59 (8.36%) SOAP
26 59 (8.36%) HP

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in London 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
1 206 (29.18%) WebSphere
2 48 (6.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 43 (6.09%) Apache
4 36 (5.10%) Tomcat
5 31 (4.39%) WebSphere Application Server
6 29 (4.11%) IIS
7 24 (3.40%) Confluence
7 24 (3.40%) WebLogic
8 19 (2.69%) Anypoint
8 19 (2.69%) MQSeries
9 17 (2.41%) JBoss
10 14 (1.98%) Oracle Coherence
11 13 (1.84%) Cloud Foundry
12 12 (1.70%) Mule
13 10 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (1.42%) Commerce Server
13 10 (1.42%) SAS
13 10 (1.42%) SharePoint
14 9 (1.27%) DataSynapse
14 9 (1.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 37 (5.24%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.41%) MS Office
3 8 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.99%) SPSS
5 6 (0.85%) MS Project
6 4 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.57%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.42%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (2.12%) Maximo
2 9 (1.27%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.85%) Cognos TM1
3 6 (0.85%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 4 (0.57%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.57%) Fredhopper
4 4 (0.57%) Unica
5 3 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.42%) Magento
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.42%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.42%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.42%) TRIRIGA
6 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.28%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 43 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (4.53%) IBM Cloud
4 17 (2.41%) Bluemix
5 15 (2.12%) PaaS
6 12 (1.70%) SaaS
7 11 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (1.56%) IaaS
7 11 (1.56%) Office 365
8 8 (1.13%) GitHub
9 7 (0.99%) IBM Blueworks
10 4 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.57%) SoftLayer
11 3 (0.42%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.28%) Akamai
12 2 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.28%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.28%) Force.com
12 2 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 48 (6.80%) SAN
2 38 (5.38%) DNS
3 31 (4.39%) HTTP
4 26 (3.68%) LDAP
4 26 (3.68%) TCP/IP
5 24 (3.40%) Firewall
6 22 (3.12%) SSL
7 21 (2.97%) NAS
8 18 (2.55%) FTP
9 14 (1.98%) LAN
9 14 (1.98%) WAN
10 12 (1.70%) Multicast
11 11 (1.56%) HTTPS
11 11 (1.56%) Internet
11 11 (1.56%) iSCSI
12 10 (1.42%) FCoE
12 10 (1.42%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (0.99%) Kerberos
13 7 (0.99%) VPN
14 6 (0.85%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 61 (8.64%) DB2
3 45 (6.37%) Oracle Database
4 41 (5.81%) Big Data
4 41 (5.81%) Relational Database
5 38 (5.38%) Hadoop
6 36 (5.10%) Data Warehouse
7 31 (4.39%) MySQL
8 27 (3.82%) NoSQL
9 26 (3.68%) DataStage
10 22 (3.12%) IBM InfoSphere
11 21 (2.97%) RDBMS
12 15 (2.12%) HBase
13 14 (1.98%) Data Mining
14 13 (1.84%) QlikView
15 11 (1.56%) MongoDB
16 10 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
18 8 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
19 7 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 42 (5.95%) Git (software)
1 42 (5.95%) Jenkins
2 41 (5.81%) JIRA
3 22 (3.12%) Selenium
4 21 (2.97%) Maven
4 21 (2.97%) TeamCity
5 18 (2.55%) Subversion
6 17 (2.41%) Ant
7 16 (2.27%) JUnit
8 14 (1.98%) Eclipse
8 14 (1.98%) HP UFT
9 13 (1.84%) Cucumber
10 12 (1.70%) Octopus Deploy
10 12 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (1.56%) Mockito
12 10 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
13 9 (1.27%) Bitbucket
14 8 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (1.13%) Gradle
15 7 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
General
1 210 (29.75%) Finance
2 155 (21.95%) Banking
3 62 (8.78%) Retail
4 27 (3.82%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.41%) Marketing
6 14 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.56%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.13%) Advertising
8 8 (1.13%) Legal
9 7 (0.99%) Front Office
10 6 (0.85%) Back Office
10 6 (0.85%) International Banking
10 6 (0.85%) Prime Brokerage
11 5 (0.71%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.71%) Billing
11 5 (0.71%) Electronics
11 5 (0.71%) Games
12 4 (0.57%) Law
12 4 (0.57%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 153 (21.67%) Architect
2 118 (16.71%) Developer
3 79 (11.19%) Consultant
4 68 (9.63%) Analyst
5 42 (5.95%) Solutions Architect
6 35 (4.96%) Java Developer
7 33 (4.67%) Administrator
8 32 (4.53%) DevOps Engineer
9 31 (4.39%) Integration Architect
10 27 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 27 (3.82%) Project Manager
11 25 (3.54%) Lead Architect
12 23 (3.26%) Systems Administrator
13 22 (3.12%) Designer
14 21 (2.97%) Data Architect
15 19 (2.69%) Technical Architect
16 18 (2.55%) WebSphere Developer
17 17 (2.41%) Infrastructure Architect
17 17 (2.41%) Senior Developer
18 16 (2.27%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (14.87%) Middleware
2 101 (14.31%) XML
3 88 (12.46%) IBM Integration Bus
4 82 (11.61%) Web Services
5 73 (10.34%) REST
6 65 (9.21%) WebSphere MQ
7 59 (8.36%) SOAP
8 50 (7.08%) J2EE
9 43 (6.09%) JSON
10 38 (5.38%) Spring
11 37 (5.24%) RESTful
12 36 (5.10%) HTML
12 36 (5.10%) XSLT
13 33 (4.67%) .NET
14 22 (3.12%) Hibernate
15 21 (2.97%) JMS
15 21 (2.97%) Oracle Fusion
16 19 (2.69%) Spring MVC
17 18 (2.55%) Java EE
17 18 (2.55%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.39%) Data Centre
3 29 (4.11%) Mainframe
4 24 (3.40%) DataPower
5 23 (3.26%) Computer Science
6 22 (3.12%) Replication
7 17 (2.41%) iSeries
8 14 (1.98%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.56%) SWIFT
9 11 (1.56%) Tandem
10 10 (1.42%) N-Tier
10 10 (1.42%) User Experience
11 9 (1.27%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.27%) EMC VMAX
11 9 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (1.27%) PKI
12 8 (1.13%) Algorithms
12 8 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (1.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 192 (27.20%) Linux
2 144 (20.40%) Unix
3 112 (15.86%) Windows
4 68 (9.63%) AIX
5 60 (8.50%) Solaris
6 42 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 37 (5.24%) Windows Server
8 27 (3.82%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 24 (3.40%) SUSE
10 20 (2.83%) zOS
11 19 (2.69%) Oracle Linux
12 13 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.85%) HPUX
15 5 (0.71%) CentOS
15 5 (0.71%) VMS
16 2 (0.28%) Android
16 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
17 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (13.17%) DevOps
3 62 (8.78%) Migration
4 60 (8.50%) E-Commerce
5 53 (7.51%) Data Modelling
5 53 (7.51%) SOA
6 49 (6.94%) ITIL
7 46 (6.52%) Analytics
7 46 (6.52%) ETL
7 46 (6.52%) Scrum
8 44 (6.23%) B2B
8 44 (6.23%) Change Management
9 42 (5.95%) High Availability
10 41 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
11 40 (5.67%) Open Source
11 40 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (5.24%) Mentoring
13 36 (5.10%) TDD
14 34 (4.82%) Project Management
14 34 (4.82%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 217 (30.74%) Java
2 148 (20.96%) SQL
3 49 (6.94%) JavaScript
4 48 (6.80%) Perl
5 43 (6.09%) Shell Script
6 42 (5.95%) Bash Shell
7 34 (4.82%) Python
8 29 (4.11%) PowerShell
9 28 (3.97%) PL/SQL
10 23 (3.26%) C
11 20 (2.83%) C++
12 14 (1.98%) Korn
13 13 (1.84%) JCL
14 11 (1.56%) Scala
15 10 (1.42%) C#
15 10 (1.42%) VB
16 8 (1.13%) ActionScript
16 8 (1.13%) R
17 7 (0.99%) COBOL
17 7 (0.99%) Jython
Qualifications
1 32 (4.53%) Security Cleared
2 24 (3.40%) SC Cleared
3 19 (2.69%) Degree
4 11 (1.56%) ISTQB
5 10 (1.42%) ISEB
6 7 (0.99%) CISSP
7 6 (0.85%) IBM Certification
8 5 (0.71%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.42%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.42%) PhD
10 3 (0.42%) PMP
11 2 (0.28%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.28%) CEH
11 2 (0.28%) CISM
11 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.26%) QA
2 14 (1.98%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.70%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.13%) SLA
5 7 (0.99%) SEPA
6 5 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.57%) SDET
8 3 (0.42%) GPG13
8 3 (0.42%) ISO20022
8 3 (0.42%) PMO
8 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.14%) COBIT
9 1 (0.14%) GDPR
9 1 (0.14%) ISO15022
9 1 (0.14%) MiFID
9 1 (0.14%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 69 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (3.12%) Docker
3 21 (2.97%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.97%) NFS
4 20 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (2.55%) Oracle RAC
6 13 (1.84%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 13 (1.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 13 (1.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 12 (1.70%) SRDF
7 12 (1.70%) Time Sharing Option
7 12 (1.70%) VMware ESX
7 12 (1.70%) vSphere
8 10 (1.42%) GPFS
9 9 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (1.13%) Hyper-V
10 8 (1.13%) KVM
10 8 (1.13%) Xen
11 5 (0.71%) OpenSSH
12 4 (0.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 57 (8.07%) Puppet
2 29 (4.11%) Ansible
3 27 (3.82%) Tivoli
4 22 (3.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 20 (2.83%) MOM
6 13 (1.84%) Nagios
6 13 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (1.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 9 (1.27%) Salt
9 6 (0.85%) QRadar
9 6 (0.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 5 (0.71%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 4 (0.57%) CA Service Virtualization
11 4 (0.57%) Control-M
11 4 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
11 4 (0.57%) Kubernetes
11 4 (0.57%) OMEGAMON
11 4 (0.57%) SCCM
12 3 (0.42%) Terraform
12 3 (0.42%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 266 (37.68%) Oracle
2 95 (13.46%) VMware
3 92 (13.03%) Microsoft
4 59 (8.36%) HP
5 51 (7.22%) SAP
6 45 (6.37%) Red Hat
7 44 (6.23%) EMC
8 37 (5.24%) IBM Sterling
9 36 (5.10%) MuleSoft
10 29 (4.11%) Informatica
11 28 (3.97%) Sybase
12 27 (3.82%) Splunk
13 26 (3.68%) TIBCO
14 24 (3.40%) Salesforce.com
15 22 (3.12%) Adobe
15 22 (3.12%) Cisco
15 22 (3.12%) Cognos
15 22 (3.12%) Veritas
16 21 (2.97%) NetApp
17 20 (2.83%) ATG
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