Period
to 13 August 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 13 August 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 211 276 212
Rank change year-on-year +65 -64 -52
Contract jobs citing IBM 163 361 614
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.09% 0.91% 1.34%
As % of the Vendors category 2.67% 2.25% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 232 364
Median daily rate £473 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.50% - -
10th Percentile £363 £369 £366
90th Percentile £623 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £464 £454
% change year-on-year +2.43% +2.15% +0.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £20.50
England median hourly rate £33.00 £42.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.43% +104.88% -9.19%

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 6,108 16,069 17,985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.92% 40.32% 39.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,952 10,754 12,188
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £308 £288 £263
90th Percentile £725 £675 £663
England median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 283 316
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -1.18% +11.84%
10th Percentile £15.35 £12.04 £13.31
90th Percentile £48.75 £58.75 £50.79
Median hourly rate £24.20 £19.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.69% +10.00% +2.94%

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 13 August 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 13 August 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 +93 24 £500 +5.26% 3
West London +38 6 £450 -14.29% 2
South London +45 4 £450 -2.17% 1
North London +13 2 - -
East London +33 1 £475 -17.39% 2
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 13 August 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 51 (31.29%) Finance
2 40 (24.54%) Java
3 36 (22.09%) Linux
4 35 (21.47%) Oracle
5 34 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (20.86%) WebSphere
6 33 (20.25%) SQL
7 32 (19.63%) Banking
8 28 (17.18%) Web Services
9 26 (15.95%) Unix
10 25 (15.34%) Windows
10 25 (15.34%) SOAP
10 25 (15.34%) XML
10 25 (15.34%) Shell Script
11 22 (13.50%) AWS
12 20 (12.27%) SQL Server
12 20 (12.27%) Middleware
12 20 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
13 19 (11.66%) Perl
14 18 (11.04%) DevOps
15 16 (9.82%) VMware
15 16 (9.82%) DataPower
16 15 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (9.20%) Scrum
16 15 (9.20%) Front Office
16 15 (9.20%) Sybase
16 15 (9.20%) WebSphere Application Server
17 14 (8.59%) JavaScript
17 14 (8.59%) Active Directory
17 14 (8.59%) Test Scripting

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 34 (20.86%) WebSphere
2 15 (9.20%) WebSphere Application Server
3 13 (7.98%) Apache
4 12 (7.36%) Tomcat
5 9 (5.52%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (2.45%) Apache Spark
6 4 (2.45%) Confluence
7 3 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.84%) CICS
7 3 (1.84%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.84%) JBoss
7 3 (1.84%) JCAPS
7 3 (1.84%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.84%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.84%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.23%) Anypoint
8 2 (1.23%) CMS
8 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.61%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.68%) Maximo
2 4 (2.45%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.84%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (1.84%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.84%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (1.23%) SunGard Martini
5 1 (0.61%) Magento
5 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.61%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.61%) Shopify
5 1 (0.61%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.50%) AWS
2 12 (7.36%) Azure
3 9 (5.52%) IBM Cloud
4 8 (4.91%) GCP
5 7 (4.29%) GitHub
6 6 (3.68%) Office 365
7 5 (3.07%) IaaS
7 5 (3.07%) PaaS
7 5 (3.07%) SaaS
8 3 (1.84%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.23%) Apigee
9 2 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.23%) Mimecast
9 2 (1.23%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.61%) Boomi
10 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.61%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.61%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.98%) DNS
2 10 (6.13%) Firewall
2 10 (6.13%) HTTP
2 10 (6.13%) SAN
3 7 (4.29%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.68%) SSL
4 6 (3.68%) VLAN
5 4 (2.45%) DHCP
5 4 (2.45%) FTP
5 4 (2.45%) HTTPS
5 4 (2.45%) NetScaler
5 4 (2.45%) VPN
6 3 (1.84%) SNMP
7 2 (1.23%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.61%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.61%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.61%) NAS
8 1 (0.61%) Network Security
8 1 (0.61%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.36%) MySQL
3 9 (5.52%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.29%) DB2
5 5 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.07%) DataStage
5 5 (3.07%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.45%) Big Data
6 4 (2.45%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.45%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.84%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.84%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.84%) GIS
7 3 (1.84%) OLAP
7 3 (1.84%) Oracle OLAP
7 3 (1.84%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.23%) Endeca
8 2 (1.23%) QlikView
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (7.98%) JIRA
2 12 (7.36%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.13%) ClearCase
4 9 (5.52%) Maven
5 8 (4.91%) Bitbucket
5 8 (4.91%) Git (software)
5 8 (4.91%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.45%) JUnit
6 4 (2.45%) Subversion
6 4 (2.45%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.84%) Ant
7 3 (1.84%) AppScan
7 3 (1.84%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.84%) GitLab
7 3 (1.84%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.61%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.61%) Mockito
8 1 (0.61%) Selenium
8 1 (0.61%) Serena SBM
8 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (31.29%) Finance
2 32 (19.63%) Banking
3 15 (9.20%) Front Office
4 7 (4.29%) Back Office
5 5 (3.07%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.45%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.45%) Retail
7 3 (1.84%) Games
7 3 (1.84%) International Banking
8 2 (1.23%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.23%) Publishing
8 2 (1.23%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.61%) Billing
9 1 (0.61%) Marketing
9 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (19.63%) Architect
2 26 (15.95%) Developer
3 16 (9.82%) Consultant
4 11 (6.75%) Administrator
5 10 (6.13%) Analyst
6 9 (5.52%) Java Developer
6 9 (5.52%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (4.91%) SailPoint Architect
8 7 (4.29%) Applications Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) Applications Support
9 6 (3.68%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.07%) Applications Support Engineer
10 5 (3.07%) Senior Consultant
10 5 (3.07%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.07%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (2.45%) Data Architect
11 4 (2.45%) Project Manager
11 4 (2.45%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (2.45%) Unix Engineer
11 4 (2.45%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.18%) Web Services
2 25 (15.34%) SOAP
2 25 (15.34%) XML
3 20 (12.27%) Middleware
4 14 (8.59%) REST
5 13 (7.98%) IBM Integration Bus
6 12 (7.36%) LDAP
7 11 (6.75%) HTML
8 10 (6.13%) SailPoint
8 10 (6.13%) Spring
9 9 (5.52%) J2EE
9 9 (5.52%) JSON
9 9 (5.52%) Spring Boot
10 8 (4.91%) .NET
10 8 (4.91%) JSP
10 8 (4.91%) Servlets
10 8 (4.91%) SPML
11 7 (4.29%) JMS
11 7 (4.29%) RESTful
11 7 (4.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.82%) DataPower
2 6 (3.68%) Mainframe
3 5 (3.07%) Replication
4 4 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.45%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.84%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.84%) Clustering
5 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.84%) iSeries
5 3 (1.84%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.84%) Taxonomies
5 3 (1.84%) User Experience
6 2 (1.23%) CMDB
6 2 (1.23%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.23%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.23%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 36 (22.09%) Linux
2 26 (15.95%) Unix
3 25 (15.34%) Windows
4 9 (5.52%) Solaris
5 8 (4.91%) AIX
5 8 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.07%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (1.84%) zOS
8 2 (1.23%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.61%) Android
9 1 (0.61%) MVS
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.61%) OS/390
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (11.04%) DevOps
4 15 (9.20%) Scrum
5 14 (8.59%) Analytics
5 14 (8.59%) Test Automation
5 14 (8.59%) Test Scripting
6 12 (7.36%) High Availability
6 12 (7.36%) Project Management
6 12 (7.36%) Workflow
7 11 (6.75%) Asset Management
7 11 (6.75%) ETL
7 11 (6.75%) Identity Management
7 11 (6.75%) ITIL
7 11 (6.75%) Migration
8 10 (6.13%) Microservices
8 10 (6.13%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (5.52%) Integration Testing
9 9 (5.52%) System Integration Testing
9 9 (5.52%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 40 (24.54%) Java
2 33 (20.25%) SQL
3 25 (15.34%) Shell Script
4 19 (11.66%) Perl
5 14 (8.59%) JavaScript
6 12 (7.36%) PowerShell
7 11 (6.75%) Bash Shell
8 10 (6.13%) C-shell
9 8 (4.91%) Python
10 7 (4.29%) C#
11 5 (3.07%) BeanShell
11 5 (3.07%) C++
12 4 (2.45%) C
12 4 (2.45%) Groovy
13 3 (1.84%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.23%) XPath
15 1 (0.61%) PHP
15 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.61%) R
15 1 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (4.29%) Degree
2 3 (1.84%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.23%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (0.61%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.52%) QA
2 5 (3.07%) SLA
3 3 (1.84%) EMIR
3 3 (1.84%) MiFID
4 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.61%) COBIT
5 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.61%) GDPR
5 1 (0.61%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.61%) NIST
5 1 (0.61%) PMO
5 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (8.59%) Active Directory
3 11 (6.75%) Docker
4 5 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.07%) XenApp
5 4 (2.45%) Squid
5 4 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.84%) NFS
6 3 (1.84%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.23%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 2 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.61%) RACF
8 1 (0.61%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 7 (4.29%) Tivoli
2 6 (3.68%) Ansible
3 5 (3.07%) Netcool
4 4 (2.45%) Cacti
4 4 (2.45%) Kubernetes
4 4 (2.45%) Nagios
4 4 (2.45%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 4 (2.45%) Opsview
4 4 (2.45%) Puppet
4 4 (2.45%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (2.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.84%) HP ALM
5 3 (1.84%) Netcool/Webtop
5 3 (1.84%) vMotion
6 2 (1.23%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.23%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.23%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.23%) Prometheus
6 2 (1.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 35 (21.47%) Oracle
2 16 (9.82%) VMware
3 15 (9.20%) Sybase
4 12 (7.36%) HP
4 12 (7.36%) Microsoft
4 12 (7.36%) Splunk
5 11 (6.75%) Cisco
5 11 (6.75%) EMC
5 11 (6.75%) SAP
5 11 (6.75%) Sun
6 8 (4.91%) Cognos
6 8 (4.91%) Novell
6 8 (4.91%) PeopleSoft
7 7 (4.29%) Citrix
7 7 (4.29%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.07%) CA
8 5 (3.07%) CheckPoint
8 5 (3.07%) Ivanti
9 4 (2.45%) Brocade
9 4 (2.45%) Hitachi