Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 138 126
Rank change year-on-year -29 -12 -6
Contract jobs citing IBM 743 841 895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.61% 1.87% 1.90%
As % of the Vendors category 3.97% 4.38% 4.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 536 530
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.56%
10th Percentile £354 £320 £331
90th Percentile £650 £675 £613
England median daily rate £450 £435 £430
% change year-on-year +3.45% +1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
London median hourly rate £23.75 £16.00 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.44% -74.40% +420.83%
10th Percentile £21.87 £15.50 £16.20
90th Percentile £31.75 £16.50 £70.00
England median hourly rate £23.88 £36.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year -33.68% +14.50% +46.23%

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 18708 19198 19731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.47% 42.75% 41.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12727 12799 13077
London median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 280 407
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.63
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% -5.71% +6.06%

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 19 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -16 118 £490 +8.89% 11
South London -35 22 £550 +46.67%
West London -9 15 £575 +21.05% 2
East London -22 8 £481 -12.64% 2
North London -11 2 £450 +30.91%
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 257 (34.59%) Java
2 213 (28.67%) Finance
3 186 (25.03%) Oracle
4 180 (24.23%) Agile Software Development
5 176 (23.69%) Linux
6 172 (23.15%) Banking
7 154 (20.73%) WebSphere
8 147 (19.78%) Unix
9 136 (18.30%) SQL
10 106 (14.27%) Jenkins
11 104 (14.00%) DevOps
12 93 (12.52%) Windows
13 80 (10.77%) Microsoft
14 79 (10.63%) XML
15 78 (10.50%) Python
16 75 (10.09%) JavaScript
17 74 (9.96%) Web Services
18 70 (9.42%) Open Source
19 69 (9.29%) REST
19 69 (9.29%) E-Commerce
19 69 (9.29%) Migration
20 68 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
21 66 (8.88%) J2EE
22 64 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
22 64 (8.61%) IBM Integration Bus
23 63 (8.48%) Puppet
24 62 (8.34%) JIRA
25 61 (8.21%) Kafka
25 61 (8.21%) SQL Server
26 60 (8.08%) Scrum

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
1 154 (20.73%) WebSphere
2 45 (6.06%) Apache Spark
3 38 (5.11%) Apache
4 27 (3.63%) JBoss
5 26 (3.50%) MQSeries
6 25 (3.36%) Confluence
6 25 (3.36%) Tomcat
7 23 (3.10%) WebLogic
8 21 (2.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 16 (2.15%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (1.62%) IIS
10 12 (1.62%) SAS
11 11 (1.48%) OpenStack
11 11 (1.48%) SharePoint
12 8 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (1.08%) Documentum
13 6 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (0.81%) IBM Notes
13 6 (0.81%) MS Exchange
14 5 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 21 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.08%) SPSS
5 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 28 (3.77%) Unica
2 17 (2.29%) Maximo
3 14 (1.88%) Magento
3 14 (1.88%) Temenos T24
4 6 (0.81%) Adobe Campaign
4 6 (0.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (0.81%) Cognos TM1
4 6 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.54%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.40%) Eikon
6 3 (0.40%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.27%) OpenText MBPM
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.27%) Salerio
7 2 (0.27%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.27%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 64 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (7.40%) IBM Cloud
3 47 (6.33%) Bluemix
4 41 (5.52%) GitHub
5 20 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (2.29%) PaaS
7 16 (2.15%) Office 365
8 15 (2.02%) SaaS
9 13 (1.75%) IaaS
10 9 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.81%) IBM Blueworks
12 4 (0.54%) Heroku
13 3 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.40%) BrowserStack
13 3 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.40%) iPaaS
13 3 (0.40%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 3 (0.40%) Sauce Labs
13 3 (0.40%) Slack
13 3 (0.40%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 52 (7.00%) Firewall
1 52 (7.00%) SAN
2 22 (2.96%) LDAP
3 20 (2.69%) Internet
4 15 (2.02%) TCP/IP
5 14 (1.88%) Network Security
6 12 (1.62%) Fibre Channel
7 11 (1.48%) WAN
8 10 (1.35%) LAN
9 9 (1.21%) VPN
10 7 (0.94%) DNS
10 7 (0.94%) SMS
10 7 (0.94%) VLAN
11 6 (0.81%) HTTP
11 6 (0.81%) iSCSI
12 5 (0.67%) FCoE
12 5 (0.67%) NAS
12 5 (0.67%) Skype
12 5 (0.67%) SSL
12 5 (0.67%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 60 (8.08%) Big Data
3 58 (7.81%) Hadoop
4 51 (6.86%) Oracle Database
5 46 (6.19%) DB2
6 44 (5.92%) Relational Database
7 41 (5.52%) Data Warehouse
8 40 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
9 34 (4.58%) Apache Hive
10 30 (4.04%) Sqoop
11 25 (3.36%) DataStage
12 22 (2.96%) IBM InfoSphere
12 22 (2.96%) NoSQL
12 22 (2.96%) RDBMS
13 18 (2.42%) MongoDB
14 16 (2.15%) Oracle ODI
14 16 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (1.62%) MySQL
16 11 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 106 (14.27%) Jenkins
2 62 (8.34%) JIRA
3 50 (6.73%) Maven
4 47 (6.33%) Git (software)
5 40 (5.38%) Cucumber
6 36 (4.85%) Subversion
7 27 (3.63%) Ant
8 24 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
9 20 (2.69%) Gradle
9 20 (2.69%) Selenium
10 16 (2.15%) TeamCity
11 12 (1.62%) ERwin
11 12 (1.62%) JUnit
12 11 (1.48%) Eclipse
12 11 (1.48%) WebDriver
13 10 (1.35%) Mockito
14 9 (1.21%) Hudson
15 8 (1.08%) CruiseControl
15 8 (1.08%) IBM UrbanCode
16 7 (0.94%) AppScan
General
1 213 (28.67%) Finance
2 172 (23.15%) Banking
3 48 (6.46%) Retail
4 44 (5.92%) Investment Banking
5 30 (4.04%) Marketing
6 24 (3.23%) Telecoms
7 19 (2.56%) Games
8 12 (1.62%) Electronics
8 12 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.48%) Front Office
10 10 (1.35%) Back Office
11 9 (1.21%) Financial Institution
11 9 (1.21%) Legal
12 8 (1.08%) Advertising
12 8 (1.08%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.81%) Publishing
14 5 (0.67%) Billing
15 4 (0.54%) Prime Brokerage
16 3 (0.40%) Law
16 3 (0.40%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 180 (24.23%) Developer
2 117 (15.75%) Architect
3 88 (11.84%) Consultant
4 81 (10.90%) Analyst
5 59 (7.94%) Java Developer
6 34 (4.58%) Project Manager
7 33 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
8 27 (3.63%) Unix Engineer
9 26 (3.50%) Data Architect
10 24 (3.23%) Business Analyst
10 24 (3.23%) Senior Developer
11 22 (2.96%) Support Analyst
11 22 (2.96%) Systems Engineer
12 21 (2.83%) DevOps Engineer
13 20 (2.69%) Lead Architect
14 19 (2.56%) Data Analyst
14 19 (2.56%) Unix Systems Engineer
15 18 (2.42%) E-Commerce Manager
15 18 (2.42%) E-Commerce Project Manager
16 17 (2.29%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (10.63%) XML
2 74 (9.96%) Web Services
3 69 (9.29%) REST
4 66 (8.88%) J2EE
5 64 (8.61%) IBM Integration Bus
6 61 (8.21%) Kafka
7 59 (7.94%) Middleware
8 54 (7.27%) SOAP
8 54 (7.27%) WebSphere MQ
9 53 (7.13%) HTML
10 52 (7.00%) Spring
11 39 (5.25%) .NET
12 32 (4.31%) XSLT
13 31 (4.17%) HTML5
13 31 (4.17%) PySpark
14 30 (4.04%) JMS
14 30 (4.04%) RESTful
15 26 (3.50%) CSS
15 26 (3.50%) JSON
16 22 (2.96%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 68 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.17%) DataPower
3 27 (3.63%) Data Centre
4 22 (2.96%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.42%) Computer Science
5 18 (2.42%) Mainframe
6 14 (1.88%) Data Structures
6 14 (1.88%) SWIFT
7 13 (1.75%) Client/Server
8 12 (1.62%) Equities
8 12 (1.62%) IBM Mainframe
9 11 (1.48%) PKI
10 10 (1.35%) Clustering
10 10 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.35%) iSeries
11 9 (1.21%) Fixed Income
11 9 (1.21%) N-Tier
12 8 (1.08%) Derivative
12 8 (1.08%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 176 (23.69%) Linux
2 147 (19.78%) Unix
3 93 (12.52%) Windows
4 54 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (6.46%) Solaris
6 40 (5.38%) AIX
7 34 (4.58%) Windows Server
8 17 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.94%) SUSE
11 6 (0.81%) CentOS
11 6 (0.81%) zOS
12 5 (0.67%) HPUX
12 5 (0.67%) MVS
13 4 (0.54%) NetWare
14 3 (0.40%) Android
14 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (24.23%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (14.00%) DevOps
3 70 (9.42%) Open Source
4 69 (9.29%) E-Commerce
4 69 (9.29%) Migration
5 60 (8.08%) Scrum
6 59 (7.94%) Data Modelling
6 59 (7.94%) TDD
7 56 (7.54%) SOA
8 55 (7.40%) Business Intelligence
9 50 (6.73%) Project Management
10 45 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
11 44 (5.92%) Analytics
11 44 (5.92%) ITIL
12 43 (5.79%) Microservices
13 42 (5.65%) ETL
14 39 (5.25%) Continuous Improvement
15 38 (5.11%) BDD
16 35 (4.71%) CRM
16 35 (4.71%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 257 (34.59%) Java
2 136 (18.30%) SQL
3 78 (10.50%) Python
4 75 (10.09%) JavaScript
5 47 (6.33%) Shell Script
6 36 (4.85%) Perl
7 28 (3.77%) PL/SQL
8 25 (3.36%) C++
9 23 (3.10%) Ruby
10 15 (2.02%) T-SQL
11 14 (1.88%) JCL
11 14 (1.88%) XPath
12 12 (1.62%) Bash Shell
12 12 (1.62%) PowerShell
13 11 (1.48%) C#
13 11 (1.48%) R
14 10 (1.35%) PHP
15 9 (1.21%) Jython
15 9 (1.21%) RPG
16 8 (1.08%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 48 (6.46%) Security Cleared
2 35 (4.71%) SC Cleared
3 18 (2.42%) Degree
3 18 (2.42%) ISTQB
4 17 (2.29%) ISEB
5 6 (0.81%) PMP
6 5 (0.67%) CISSP
7 4 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.40%) CISM
8 3 (0.40%) IBM Certification
8 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.27%) OSCP
9 2 (0.27%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.27%) SAP Certification
9 2 (0.27%) VCAP
10 1 (0.13%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.96%) Data Quality
2 15 (2.02%) QA
3 9 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.54%) GDPR
4 4 (0.54%) MiFID
4 4 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.54%) SLA
5 3 (0.40%) COBIT
5 3 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.27%) PSD2
7 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.13%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 53 (7.13%) Docker
2 33 (4.44%) HDFS
3 31 (4.17%) Apache Flume
3 31 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (3.90%) Active Directory
5 14 (1.88%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.08%) vSphere
8 7 (0.94%) Platform Symphony
8 7 (0.94%) Time Sharing Option
8 7 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.54%) XenApp
10 3 (0.40%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.27%) Firmware
11 2 (0.27%) NFS
11 2 (0.27%) PowerHA
11 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.27%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 63 (8.48%) Puppet
2 35 (4.71%) Hadoop YARN
3 31 (4.17%) Ambari
3 31 (4.17%) Ansible
4 30 (4.04%) Oozie
5 22 (2.96%) Kubernetes
6 18 (2.42%) Tivoli
7 11 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (1.35%) NetBackup
9 9 (1.21%) SCCM
10 8 (1.08%) Nagios
11 7 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
12 6 (0.81%) HP Fortify
12 6 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 5 (0.67%) Control-M
14 3 (0.40%) CA Single Sign-On
14 3 (0.40%) logstash
14 3 (0.40%) Nessus
14 3 (0.40%) OpenView
14 3 (0.40%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 186 (25.03%) Oracle
2 80 (10.77%) Microsoft
3 57 (7.67%) HP
4 41 (5.52%) SAP
5 40 (5.38%) Red Hat
6 39 (5.25%) Tableau
6 39 (5.25%) VMware
7 29 (3.90%) Sybase
8 28 (3.77%) Cisco
8 28 (3.77%) TIBCO
9 26 (3.50%) hybris
10 25 (3.36%) Informatica
11 21 (2.83%) Cognos
12 18 (2.42%) Citrix
13 16 (2.15%) Bloomberg
13 16 (2.15%) EMC
14 15 (2.02%) Atlassian
14 15 (2.02%) Reuters
14 15 (2.02%) Splunk
14 15 (2.02%) Teradata