Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 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
England > London
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 165 134
Rank change year-on-year -34 -31 -15
Contract jobs citing IBM 648 739 863
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.43% 1.67% 1.92%
As % of the Vendors category 3.59% 4.06% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 498 547
London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -0.11%
10th Percentile £345 £363 £300
90th Percentile £698 £650 £650
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 1
London median hourly rate £20.50 £23.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.68% -40.63% -11.11%
England median hourly rate £20.50 £24.38 £34.33
% change year-on-year -15.90% -28.99% +9.18%

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 18,054 18,209 18,967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.71% 41.08% 42.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,230 12,342 12,831
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £438 £423
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.55% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 297 253 256
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -5.30%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.30 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.42 £50.00 £45.88
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in London

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in London

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in London over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 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
Central London -6 142 £475 -5.00% 32
West London +5 30 £450 +2.97% 15
South London -40 16 £546 -5.00% 1
East London -24 6 £631 +14.77% 9
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region with a requirement for IBM.

1 201 (31.02%) Finance
2 180 (27.78%) Banking
3 162 (25.00%) Oracle
4 161 (24.85%) Java
5 146 (22.53%) Agile Software Development
6 143 (22.07%) SQL
7 122 (18.83%) Amazon AWS
8 121 (18.67%) Unix
9 110 (16.98%) Linux
10 101 (15.59%) WebSphere
11 96 (14.81%) Middleware
12 95 (14.66%) Microsoft
13 91 (14.04%) Python
14 86 (13.27%) XML
15 85 (13.12%) Windows
16 84 (12.96%) SQL Server
16 84 (12.96%) DevOps
17 75 (11.57%) Node.js
18 73 (11.27%) IBM Cloud
19 67 (10.34%) Jenkins
20 64 (9.88%) IBM Integration Bus
21 62 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
22 59 (9.10%) Scrum
23 57 (8.80%) Migration
24 55 (8.49%) SAP
25 52 (8.02%) Web Services
25 52 (8.02%) DB2
25 52 (8.02%) TDD
25 52 (8.02%) Git (software)
26 51 (7.87%) VMware

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
1 101 (15.59%) WebSphere
2 34 (5.25%) Cloud Foundry
3 24 (3.70%) Apache
4 23 (3.55%) SAS
5 21 (3.24%) Tomcat
6 20 (3.09%) IBM Domino
7 17 (2.62%) Apache Spark
8 16 (2.47%) Confluence
9 13 (2.01%) JBoss
9 13 (2.01%) MS Exchange
10 11 (1.70%) IIS
10 11 (1.70%) WebLogic
10 11 (1.70%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (1.23%) IBM Notes
13 7 (1.08%) MQSeries
13 7 (1.08%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.93%) SharePoint
15 5 (0.77%) CICS
15 5 (0.77%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 21 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (2.47%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.23%) Chatbot
4 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.15%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.15%) InVision
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.47%) Maximo
2 15 (2.31%) Actimize
3 6 (0.93%) Cognos TM1
3 6 (0.93%) Unica
4 5 (0.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.77%) TRIRIGA
5 4 (0.62%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (0.62%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.46%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.46%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.31%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.31%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.31%) SunGard Martini
7 2 (0.31%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.15%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 122 (18.83%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (11.27%) IBM Cloud
3 62 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (4.94%) Google Cloud Platform
5 23 (3.55%) GitHub
6 20 (3.09%) npm
7 19 (2.93%) Heroku
8 14 (2.16%) PaaS
9 13 (2.01%) SaaS
10 11 (1.70%) SoftLayer
11 9 (1.39%) IaaS
12 7 (1.08%) Office 365
12 7 (1.08%) OpenShift
13 6 (0.93%) IBM Blueworks
14 4 (0.62%) Datadog
14 4 (0.62%) Force.com
14 4 (0.62%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 3 (0.46%) Boomi
16 2 (0.31%) iPaaS
16 2 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 37 (5.71%) SAN
2 14 (2.16%) Firewall
2 14 (2.16%) NAS
2 14 (2.16%) SSL
3 12 (1.85%) Intranet
3 12 (1.85%) SSH
3 12 (1.85%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.70%) DNS
5 9 (1.39%) iSCSI
6 6 (0.93%) Ethernet
6 6 (0.93%) HTTP
7 5 (0.77%) Kerberos
7 5 (0.77%) LAN
7 5 (0.77%) Network Security
7 5 (0.77%) WAN
8 4 (0.62%) Internet
8 4 (0.62%) SMS
8 4 (0.62%) SMTP
8 4 (0.62%) VLAN
8 4 (0.62%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 52 (8.02%) DB2
3 36 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 35 (5.40%) Data Warehouse
5 30 (4.63%) Big Data
6 28 (4.32%) DataStage
7 27 (4.17%) Hadoop
8 24 (3.70%) Relational Database
9 21 (3.24%) Oracle Database
10 18 (2.78%) MongoDB
11 17 (2.62%) IBM InfoSphere
12 16 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
13 15 (2.31%) NoSQL
14 13 (2.01%) Power BI
14 13 (2.01%) RDBMS
15 12 (1.85%) Blockchain
15 12 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
16 10 (1.54%) MySQL
16 10 (1.54%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 67 (10.34%) Jenkins
2 52 (8.02%) Git (software)
3 45 (6.94%) Maven
4 43 (6.64%) Sonatype Nexus
5 34 (5.25%) JIRA
6 24 (3.70%) Ant
7 20 (3.09%) Gerrit
8 19 (2.93%) GitLab
8 19 (2.93%) SonarQube
9 16 (2.47%) Cucumber
10 13 (2.01%) Subversion
11 12 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (1.70%) JUnit
13 10 (1.54%) IBM UrbanCode
14 9 (1.39%) Selenium
15 6 (0.93%) ERwin
15 6 (0.93%) Toad
16 5 (0.77%) Eclipse
16 5 (0.77%) TeamCity
16 5 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 201 (31.02%) Finance
2 180 (27.78%) Banking
3 29 (4.48%) Retail
4 24 (3.70%) Financial Institution
5 21 (3.24%) Back Office
6 20 (3.09%) Investment Banking
7 19 (2.93%) Legal
8 14 (2.16%) Retail Banking
9 12 (1.85%) Front Office
9 12 (1.85%) Marketing
10 5 (0.77%) Advertising
10 5 (0.77%) International Banking
11 4 (0.62%) German Language
12 3 (0.46%) Publishing
12 3 (0.46%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.31%) Danish Language
13 2 (0.31%) Games
13 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.31%) Portuguese Language
13 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 159 (24.54%) Developer
2 111 (17.13%) Architect
3 51 (7.87%) Analyst
4 48 (7.41%) Consultant
5 36 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 28 (4.32%) Java Developer
6 28 (4.32%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 23 (3.55%) Business Analyst
8 22 (3.40%) Administrator
8 22 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
9 21 (3.24%) Project Manager
9 21 (3.24%) Security Architect
10 17 (2.62%) Cloud Architect
10 17 (2.62%) Data Architect
10 17 (2.62%) Senior DevOps
10 17 (2.62%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 15 (2.31%) DBA
11 15 (2.31%) Middleware Developer
11 15 (2.31%) Technical Architect
12 14 (2.16%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (14.81%) Middleware
2 86 (13.27%) XML
3 75 (11.57%) Node.js
4 64 (9.88%) IBM Integration Bus
5 52 (8.02%) Web Services
6 51 (7.87%) HTML
7 48 (7.41%) WebSphere MQ
8 46 (7.10%) SOAP
9 43 (6.64%) REST
10 35 (5.40%) Spring
11 34 (5.25%) AngularJS
12 32 (4.94%) CSS
13 31 (4.78%) J2EE
13 31 (4.78%) RESTful
14 28 (4.32%) Java EE
15 25 (3.86%) JSON
16 23 (3.55%) XSLT
17 22 (3.40%) Kafka
17 22 (3.40%) React
18 19 (2.93%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 36 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
4 33 (5.09%) Management Information System
5 29 (4.48%) iPad
6 20 (3.09%) DataPower
6 20 (3.09%) Public Cloud
7 19 (2.93%) Computer Science
7 19 (2.93%) Mobile App
8 13 (2.01%) Clustering
8 13 (2.01%) iSeries
9 12 (1.85%) Mainframe
9 12 (1.85%) Replication
10 10 (1.54%) SWIFT
11 8 (1.23%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.23%) Equities
11 8 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.23%) PKI
12 7 (1.08%) User Experience
13 6 (0.93%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 121 (18.67%) Unix
2 110 (16.98%) Linux
3 85 (13.12%) Windows
4 39 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 22 (3.40%) AIX
7 14 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (1.54%) Solaris
8 10 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.23%) Android
9 8 (1.23%) zOS
10 7 (1.08%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.93%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.77%) CentOS
12 5 (0.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.77%) VMS
13 4 (0.62%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.62%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (22.53%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (12.96%) DevOps
3 59 (9.10%) Scrum
4 57 (8.80%) Migration
5 52 (8.02%) TDD
6 47 (7.25%) Asset Management
7 46 (7.10%) ITIL
8 45 (6.94%) E-Commerce
9 44 (6.79%) ETL
10 39 (6.02%) BDD
11 38 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
11 38 (5.86%) Performance Tuning
11 38 (5.86%) Problem-Solving
11 38 (5.86%) SDLC
12 37 (5.71%) Analytics
13 35 (5.40%) Stakeholder Management
14 33 (5.09%) SOA
15 32 (4.94%) Data Modelling
16 30 (4.63%) Configuration Management
17 28 (4.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 161 (24.85%) Java
2 143 (22.07%) SQL
3 91 (14.04%) Python
4 49 (7.56%) JavaScript
5 36 (5.56%) Shell Script
6 33 (5.09%) Bash Shell
7 31 (4.78%) Groovy
8 30 (4.63%) PL/SQL
9 23 (3.55%) Ruby
10 22 (3.40%) Perl
11 20 (3.09%) C
12 17 (2.62%) T-SQL
13 16 (2.47%) C++
13 16 (2.47%) PowerShell
14 10 (1.54%) C#
15 9 (1.39%) PHP
15 9 (1.39%) XPath
16 8 (1.23%) Java 8
16 8 (1.23%) Korn
17 6 (0.93%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (3.86%) Degree
2 16 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (2.16%) CISSP
4 13 (2.01%) CISM
5 11 (1.70%) CCNA
6 9 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.08%) CCSA
8 6 (0.93%) AWS Certification
8 6 (0.93%) CISA
8 6 (0.93%) RHCE
9 5 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.77%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.77%) PMP
9 5 (0.77%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.77%) Security Cleared
10 4 (0.62%) RHCSA
10 4 (0.62%) RHCVA
11 3 (0.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (0.46%) CAPM
11 3 (0.46%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.70%) QA
2 17 (2.62%) PSD2
3 11 (1.70%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.23%) Actionable Recommendations
5 6 (0.93%) GDPR
6 5 (0.77%) ISO 20022
6 5 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.77%) PMO
6 5 (0.77%) SLA
7 4 (0.62%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.31%) SEPA
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 1 (0.15%) MiFID
9 1 (0.15%) NIST 800
System Software
1 50 (7.72%) Active Directory
2 45 (6.94%) Docker
3 35 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.54%) OpenAM
7 9 (1.39%) vSphere
8 8 (1.23%) NFS
9 7 (1.08%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.93%) XenApp
11 5 (0.77%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 5 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.62%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.62%) Firmware
12 4 (0.62%) HDFS
12 4 (0.62%) KVM
12 4 (0.62%) RHEV
12 4 (0.62%) Samba
12 4 (0.62%) Sendmail
12 4 (0.62%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 42 (6.48%) Kubernetes
2 25 (3.86%) Ansible
3 23 (3.55%) Puppet
3 23 (3.55%) Tivoli
4 22 (3.40%) Consul
5 19 (2.93%) Mesos
5 19 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (2.16%) Single Sign-On
7 10 (1.54%) Control-M
7 10 (1.54%) IBM BigFix
7 10 (1.54%) SCCM
8 9 (1.39%) QRadar
8 9 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 8 (1.23%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 6 (0.93%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.62%) BladeLogic
11 4 (0.62%) BMC PATROL
11 4 (0.62%) Nagios
11 4 (0.62%) OpenView
11 4 (0.62%) TADDM
Vendors
1 162 (25.00%) Oracle
2 95 (14.66%) Microsoft
3 55 (8.49%) SAP
4 51 (7.87%) VMware
5 42 (6.48%) Google
6 38 (5.86%) Red Hat
7 26 (4.01%) Splunk
8 25 (3.86%) Cognos
9 24 (3.70%) Adobe
10 23 (3.55%) CA
11 22 (3.40%) Tableau
12 21 (3.24%) HP
13 20 (3.09%) Apigee
13 20 (3.09%) Dell
13 20 (3.09%) Informatica
13 20 (3.09%) ServiceNow
14 19 (2.93%) ForgeRock
15 17 (2.62%) Snow
15 17 (2.62%) TIBCO
16 15 (2.31%) MuleSoft