Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 months to 6 April 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
England > London
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 269 272 194
Rank change year-on-year +3 -78 -37
Contract jobs citing IBM 213 428 654
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.84% 1.00% 1.40%
As % of the Vendors category 2.13% 2.48% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 248 446
Median daily rate £493 £479 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.87% -2.30% -3.45%
10th Percentile £294 £358 £350
90th Percentile £695 £667 £630
England median daily rate £471 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +1.89% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £20.50
England median hourly rate £33.00 £41.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -19.51% +100.00% -41.43%

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 London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 10,015 17,286 18,598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.64% 40.38% 39.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,655 11,598 12,587
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £263
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £450 £455 £450
% change year-on-year -1.10% +1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 277 358
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% -2.33% +4.88%
10th Percentile £13.85 £12.76 £11.94
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing IBM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in London

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IBM in London.

Daily rate trend for IBM in London

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IBM in London over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for IBM in London

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IBM in London.

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 6 months to 6 April 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
Central London +36 31 £550 +10.00% 31
East London +52 5 £396 - 3
South London +23 5 £280 -39.13% 4
West London +31 4 £610 +8.44% 1
North London +22 3 - -
IBM
England

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

1 62 (29.11%) Java
2 58 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (26.76%) Finance
4 56 (26.29%) SQL
5 48 (22.54%) Oracle
6 44 (20.66%) Linux
6 44 (20.66%) WebSphere
7 34 (15.96%) Middleware
8 33 (15.49%) Unix
9 32 (15.02%) AWS
10 31 (14.55%) Windows
10 31 (14.55%) SQL Server
11 29 (13.62%) HTML
12 28 (13.15%) Banking
13 26 (12.21%) JavaScript
14 24 (11.27%) XML
14 24 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
15 22 (10.33%) ITIL
15 22 (10.33%) Data Modelling
15 22 (10.33%) Migration
15 22 (10.33%) Azure
16 21 (9.86%) Node.js
16 21 (9.86%) ETL
17 20 (9.39%) Microsoft
17 20 (9.39%) Git (software)
17 20 (9.39%) DevOps
17 20 (9.39%) React
18 19 (8.92%) Microservices
18 19 (8.92%) SOAP
18 19 (8.92%) MySQL

IBM
Co-occurring 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 44 (20.66%) WebSphere
2 17 (7.98%) Apache
3 15 (7.04%) SAS
4 13 (6.10%) Tomcat
5 9 (4.23%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (3.29%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.35%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 5 (2.35%) JBoss
8 4 (1.88%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.88%) CICS
8 4 (1.88%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (1.88%) Confluence
8 4 (1.88%) GlassFish
8 4 (1.88%) JCAPS
8 4 (1.88%) nginx
9 3 (1.41%) IIS
10 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.94%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.94%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (3.76%) Photoshop
1 8 (3.76%) Sketch
2 6 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.35%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.47%) SPSS
5 1 (0.47%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (4.23%) Magento
1 9 (4.23%) Shopify
2 6 (2.82%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (2.82%) Cognos TM1
3 5 (2.35%) Maximo
3 5 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (2.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (1.88%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.94%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.47%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.47%) TRIRIGA
6 1 (0.47%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 32 (15.02%) AWS
2 22 (10.33%) Azure
3 13 (6.10%) GCP
4 12 (5.63%) IBM Cloud
5 6 (2.82%) GitHub
6 5 (2.35%) Office 365
6 5 (2.35%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.88%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (1.88%) Power Platform
7 4 (1.88%) Serverless
8 3 (1.41%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.41%) AWS IoT
8 3 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.41%) IaaS
8 3 (1.41%) PaaS
8 3 (1.41%) SaaS
8 3 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.94%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.04%) Firewall
2 10 (4.69%) DNS
3 9 (4.23%) SAN
4 6 (2.82%) FTP
5 5 (2.35%) HTTP
5 5 (2.35%) SSL
6 4 (1.88%) DHCP
7 3 (1.41%) Network Security
7 3 (1.41%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.41%) VPN
8 2 (0.94%) Internet
8 2 (0.94%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.94%) SMTP
8 2 (0.94%) VLAN
8 2 (0.94%) WinSCP
9 1 (0.47%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.47%) DMZ
9 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.47%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.92%) MySQL
3 16 (7.51%) DataStage
4 15 (7.04%) Relational Database
5 13 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (4.23%) MongoDB
8 7 (3.29%) DB2
8 7 (3.29%) RDBMS
9 6 (2.82%) NoSQL
9 6 (2.82%) Oracle Database
9 6 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.88%) Big Data
10 4 (1.88%) IBM InfoSphere
10 4 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.88%) Power BI
10 4 (1.88%) Redis
11 3 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (9.39%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.98%) JIRA
3 13 (6.10%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.29%) Maven
5 6 (2.82%) Grunt
5 6 (2.82%) Jasmine
5 6 (2.82%) JUnit
5 6 (2.82%) Karma Test Runner
5 6 (2.82%) Subversion
6 5 (2.35%) Ant
7 4 (1.88%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.88%) Mocha
7 4 (1.88%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.88%) webpack
8 3 (1.41%) GitLab
8 3 (1.41%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.94%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.94%) Mockito
9 2 (0.94%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (26.76%) Finance
2 28 (13.15%) Banking
3 14 (6.57%) Games
4 12 (5.63%) Public Sector
4 12 (5.63%) Retail
5 7 (3.29%) Marketing
6 5 (2.35%) Back Office
6 5 (2.35%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.35%) Law
7 4 (1.88%) Front Office
8 3 (1.41%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.41%) Legal
9 2 (0.94%) Billing
9 2 (0.94%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.47%) Military
10 1 (0.47%) Social Science
10 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (24.88%) Developer
2 27 (12.68%) Architect
3 15 (7.04%) Analyst
4 14 (6.57%) Java Developer
5 13 (6.10%) Administrator
5 13 (6.10%) ETL Developer
6 10 (4.69%) Project Manager
7 9 (4.23%) Consultant
8 8 (3.76%) DataStage Developer
8 8 (3.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 8 (3.76%) Senior Developer
9 7 (3.29%) Integration Architect
9 7 (3.29%) Programme Manager
9 7 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.29%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (2.82%) DataStage ETL Developer
10 6 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (2.82%) SailPoint Architect
10 6 (2.82%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (2.35%) Insight Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (15.96%) Middleware
2 29 (13.62%) HTML
3 24 (11.27%) XML
4 21 (9.86%) Node.js
5 20 (9.39%) React
6 19 (8.92%) SOAP
7 18 (8.45%) AngularJS
7 18 (8.45%) CSS
7 18 (8.45%) REST
8 17 (7.98%) Web Services
9 15 (7.04%) Spring
10 14 (6.57%) jQuery
10 14 (6.57%) Kafka
11 13 (6.10%) Vue.js
11 13 (6.10%) WebSphere MQ
12 12 (5.63%) J2EE
12 12 (5.63%) JSP
12 12 (5.63%) Sass
13 11 (5.16%) JMS
14 10 (4.69%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (5.16%) DataPower
2 9 (4.23%) User Experience
3 7 (3.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (3.29%) Mainframe
4 6 (2.82%) AS400
4 6 (2.82%) Marketing Technology
4 6 (2.82%) Semantic Web
4 6 (2.82%) W3C
5 5 (2.35%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.88%) LPAR
7 3 (1.41%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.41%) Tandem
8 2 (0.94%) Clustering
8 2 (0.94%) iSeries
8 2 (0.94%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.94%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 44 (20.66%) Linux
2 33 (15.49%) Unix
3 31 (14.55%) Windows
4 12 (5.63%) AIX
5 11 (5.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (3.76%) Solaris
6 8 (3.76%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.41%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.94%) Android
8 2 (0.94%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.47%) OS/390
9 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.47%) VMS
9 1 (0.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (10.33%) Data Modelling
3 22 (10.33%) ITIL
3 22 (10.33%) Migration
4 21 (9.86%) ETL
5 20 (9.39%) DevOps
6 19 (8.92%) Microservices
6 19 (8.92%) Project Management
7 18 (8.45%) E-Commerce
8 17 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (7.51%) SOA
9 16 (7.51%) Waterfall
10 15 (7.04%) Analytics
10 15 (7.04%) Unit Testing
11 13 (6.10%) Sprint Planning
11 13 (6.10%) TDD
11 13 (6.10%) Test Automation
12 12 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (5.16%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 62 (29.11%) Java
2 56 (26.29%) SQL
3 26 (12.21%) JavaScript
4 17 (7.98%) PowerShell
5 16 (7.51%) Shell Script
6 13 (6.10%) Python
7 11 (5.16%) C#
8 8 (3.76%) PL/SQL
8 8 (3.76%) T-SQL
8 8 (3.76%) TypeScript
9 7 (3.29%) Perl
9 7 (3.29%) Ruby
10 6 (2.82%) C++
11 4 (1.88%) Assembly Language
11 4 (1.88%) BeanShell
11 4 (1.88%) C
12 3 (1.41%) ES6
12 3 (1.41%) RPG
12 3 (1.41%) Scala
13 2 (0.94%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.57%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.88%) Degree
4 2 (0.94%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.94%) MCSA
4 2 (0.94%) MCSE
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.94%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.47%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.10%) QA
2 12 (5.63%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.82%) SLA
4 2 (0.94%) EMIR
4 2 (0.94%) MiFID
5 1 (0.47%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.47%) PMO
5 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (7.98%) Docker
2 13 (6.10%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.82%) Squid
3 6 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.41%) vSphere
6 2 (0.94%) LXC
6 2 (0.94%) OCFS2
6 2 (0.94%) XenApp
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.47%) NFS
7 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 11 (5.16%) Ansible
1 11 (5.16%) Kubernetes
2 10 (4.69%) Puppet
3 7 (3.29%) Nagios
3 7 (3.29%) Tivoli
4 6 (2.82%) Cacti
4 6 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.82%) Opsview
4 6 (2.82%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (2.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.41%) Control-M
6 3 (1.41%) Data Guard
6 3 (1.41%) Graphite
6 3 (1.41%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.94%) Grafana
7 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.94%) vMotion
7 2 (0.94%) vRealize
Vendors
1 48 (22.54%) Oracle
2 20 (9.39%) Microsoft
3 19 (8.92%) SAP
4 18 (8.45%) VMware
5 14 (6.57%) Sybase
6 12 (5.63%) Google
6 12 (5.63%) HP
6 12 (5.63%) Informatica
7 11 (5.16%) Red Hat
8 10 (4.69%) Splunk
9 9 (4.23%) Cognos
9 9 (4.23%) hybris
9 9 (4.23%) ServiceNow
9 9 (4.23%) Talend
9 9 (4.23%) TIBCO
10 6 (2.82%) Adobe
10 6 (2.82%) Novell
10 6 (2.82%) PeopleSoft
10 6 (2.82%) Sparx
10 6 (2.82%) Sun