Period
to 15 June 2021

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 15 June 2021 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
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 229 245 269
Rank change year-on-year +16 +24 -53
Contract jobs citing IBM 299 172 416
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.16% 0.95% 1.04%
As % of the Vendors category 3.01% 2.45% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 95 263
10th Percentile £413 £387 £358
25th Percentile £459 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £543 £490 £485
Median % change year-on-year +10.71% +1.03% -3.00%
75th Percentile £638 £601 £563
90th Percentile £713 £698 £650
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £48.75 - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +51.52% -22.35% +112.50%

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 9,942 7,026 15,874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.63% 38.64% 39.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,657 4,812 10,655
10th Percentile £340 £280 £300
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £625 £601 £600
90th Percentile £713 £713 £675
England median daily rate £495 £468 £465
% change year-on-year +5.77% +0.65% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 97 235
10th Percentile £13.63 £12.50 £12.60
25th Percentile £16.28 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% +19.05% -1.18%
75th Percentile £50.00 £37.50 £34.25
90th Percentile £67.62 £48.30 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% +1.08% +5.71%

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 15 June 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing IBM in London over the 6 months to 15 June 2021.

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 15 June 2021. 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 35 £600 +4.35% 16
West London +6 8 £425 -5.56% 2
East London +10 4 £508 +28.16% 4
South London +26 2 £531 +18.06%
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 15 June 2021, 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.

1 102 (34.11%) Java
2 86 (28.76%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (27.42%) Oracle
4 78 (26.09%) Finance
4 78 (26.09%) Social Skills
5 74 (24.75%) Linux
6 71 (23.75%) AWS
7 70 (23.41%) Banking
8 68 (22.74%) SQL
9 64 (21.40%) Azure
10 58 (19.40%) DevOps
10 58 (19.40%) Windows
11 46 (15.38%) Unix
11 46 (15.38%) Python
12 45 (15.05%) VMware
13 43 (14.38%) DB2
13 43 (14.38%) Jenkins
14 42 (14.05%) Microsoft
15 39 (13.04%) Splunk
16 38 (12.71%) Red Hat
16 38 (12.71%) Spring
17 35 (11.71%) WebSphere
17 35 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
17 35 (11.71%) Git (software)
18 33 (11.04%) JIRA
19 32 (10.70%) Investment Banking
19 32 (10.70%) Migration
20 31 (10.37%) TDD
21 30 (10.03%) Project Management
21 30 (10.03%) Ansible

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 35 (11.71%) WebSphere
2 18 (6.02%) Oracle Coherence
3 12 (4.01%) Confluence
3 12 (4.01%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.68%) Apache
5 10 (3.34%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (2.68%) MQSeries
7 7 (2.34%) Apache Spark
7 7 (2.34%) Tomcat
8 6 (2.01%) CICS
8 6 (2.01%) SAS
9 5 (1.67%) JBoss
9 5 (1.67%) Red Hat Fuse
10 4 (1.34%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.34%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (1.34%) IIS
10 4 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.34%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.00%) DataSynapse
11 3 (1.00%) FileNet
Applications
1 14 (4.68%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.01%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.67%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.33%) Sketch
5 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.67%) Maximo
2 4 (1.34%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (1.00%) Cognos Planning
3 3 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.00%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.67%) Magento
5 1 (0.33%) Cognos Controller
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.33%) Salerio
5 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.33%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.33%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.33%) Shopify
5 1 (0.33%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 71 (23.75%) AWS
2 64 (21.40%) Azure
3 26 (8.70%) GCP
4 24 (8.03%) IaaS
5 22 (7.36%) IBM Cloud
6 20 (6.69%) PaaS
7 17 (5.69%) OpenShift
8 13 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (3.68%) GitHub
9 11 (3.68%) SaaS
10 9 (3.01%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 6 (2.01%) Amazon EKS
12 4 (1.34%) IBM Blueworks
12 4 (1.34%) Microsoft 365
13 3 (1.00%) Serverless
14 2 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.67%) AWS CodeCommit
14 2 (0.67%) AWS CodePipeline
14 2 (0.67%) NuGet
14 2 (0.67%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.03%) Firewall
2 22 (7.36%) SAN
3 16 (5.35%) FTP
4 15 (5.02%) NAS
4 15 (5.02%) TCP/IP
4 15 (5.02%) WAN
5 14 (4.68%) LAN
6 13 (4.35%) VPN
7 12 (4.01%) Wireless
8 10 (3.34%) DNS
9 9 (3.01%) Multicast
10 7 (2.34%) HTTP
11 6 (2.01%) Kerberos
12 5 (1.67%) SSL
13 4 (1.34%) DHCP
14 3 (1.00%) Ethernet
14 3 (1.00%) HTTPS
14 3 (1.00%) VLAN
14 3 (1.00%) VoIP
14 3 (1.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (14.38%) DB2
2 20 (6.69%) Oracle Database
3 18 (6.02%) IBM InfoSphere
4 17 (5.69%) Relational Database
5 16 (5.35%) Big Data
6 14 (4.68%) NoSQL
7 13 (4.35%) Hazelcast
7 13 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
8 11 (3.68%) MySQL
8 11 (3.68%) SQL Server
9 10 (3.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 10 (3.34%) MongoDB
9 10 (3.34%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (2.34%) Hadoop
12 6 (2.01%) Apache Ignite
12 6 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (1.67%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.34%) Data Lake
14 4 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 43 (14.38%) Jenkins
2 35 (11.71%) Git (software)
3 33 (11.04%) JIRA
4 20 (6.69%) TeamCity
5 18 (6.02%) PowerDesigner
6 17 (5.69%) Bitbucket
7 10 (3.34%) SonarQube
8 9 (3.01%) Eclipse
8 9 (3.01%) IBM UrbanCode
8 9 (3.01%) IntelliJ
8 9 (3.01%) Maven
8 9 (3.01%) Visual Studio
9 8 (2.68%) Subversion
10 7 (2.34%) ERwin
11 5 (1.67%) CircleCI
11 5 (1.67%) Travis CI
12 4 (1.34%) Postman
13 3 (1.00%) Artifactory
13 3 (1.00%) GitLab
13 3 (1.00%) Vagrant
General
1 78 (26.09%) Finance
1 78 (26.09%) Social Skills
2 70 (23.41%) Banking
3 32 (10.70%) Investment Banking
4 21 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (5.35%) Retail
6 12 (4.01%) Presentation Skills
7 10 (3.34%) Public Sector
8 7 (2.34%) Marketing
8 7 (2.34%) Telecoms
9 6 (2.01%) Influencing Skills
10 5 (1.67%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.67%) Front Office
11 4 (1.34%) International Banking
12 3 (1.00%) Back Office
12 3 (1.00%) Law
12 3 (1.00%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.67%) Billing
13 2 (0.67%) Documentation Skills
13 2 (0.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 53 (17.73%) Developer
2 50 (16.72%) Architect
3 25 (8.36%) Java Developer
4 17 (5.69%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (5.35%) Administrator
5 16 (5.35%) DevOps Engineer
6 15 (5.02%) Project Manager
6 15 (5.02%) Technical Leader
7 13 (4.35%) Analyst
7 13 (4.35%) Consultant
7 13 (4.35%) Data Architect
8 10 (3.34%) Cloud Architect
9 9 (3.01%) Applications Support
9 9 (3.01%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (2.68%) Azure Architect
10 8 (2.68%) Data Modeller
10 8 (2.68%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (2.34%) Java Engineer
12 6 (2.01%) Fidessa Support
12 6 (2.01%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (12.71%) Spring
2 29 (9.70%) Kafka
3 28 (9.36%) AngularJS
4 27 (9.03%) Middleware
5 25 (8.36%) REST
6 19 (6.35%) Spring Boot
7 17 (5.69%) .NET
8 16 (5.35%) Web Services
8 16 (5.35%) XML
9 15 (5.02%) J2EE
9 15 (5.02%) WebSphere MQ
10 11 (3.68%) JMS
11 10 (3.34%) ASP.NET
11 10 (3.34%) GraphQL
11 10 (3.34%) Node.js
11 10 (3.34%) Protocol Buffers
12 9 (3.01%) FIX Protocol
13 8 (2.68%) JSON
13 8 (2.68%) React
13 8 (2.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.03%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.35%) Mainframe
2 16 (5.35%) Replication
3 15 (5.02%) Public Cloud
4 13 (4.35%) LPAR
4 13 (4.35%) Private Cloud
5 12 (4.01%) AS400
5 12 (4.01%) Derivative
6 11 (3.68%) Clustering
6 11 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (3.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (3.34%) iSeries
7 10 (3.34%) Virtual Team
8 9 (3.01%) Cloud Native
9 8 (2.68%) DataPower
10 7 (2.34%) IBM Mainframe
11 6 (2.01%) Management Information System
11 6 (2.01%) SWIFT
12 5 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (1.34%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 74 (24.75%) Linux
2 58 (19.40%) Windows
3 46 (15.38%) Unix
4 19 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (6.02%) Windows Server
6 17 (5.69%) Windows Server 2016
7 11 (3.68%) AIX
7 11 (3.68%) Apple iOS
8 8 (2.68%) Solaris
9 5 (1.67%) MVS
9 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.67%) zOS
10 4 (1.34%) CentOS
11 3 (1.00%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.00%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.67%) SUSE
12 2 (0.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (28.76%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (19.40%) DevOps
3 32 (10.70%) Migration
4 31 (10.37%) TDD
5 30 (10.03%) Project Management
6 29 (9.70%) Analytics
6 29 (9.70%) High Availability
7 28 (9.36%) Microservices
8 24 (8.03%) Capacity Management
8 24 (8.03%) ITIL
9 23 (7.69%) Software Engineering
9 23 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (7.36%) Data Modelling
11 21 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
12 18 (6.02%) Open Source
12 18 (6.02%) TOGAF
13 17 (5.69%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (5.69%) Master Data Management
13 17 (5.69%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (5.69%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 102 (34.11%) Java
2 68 (22.74%) SQL
3 46 (15.38%) Python
4 26 (8.70%) C++
5 22 (7.36%) C#
6 15 (5.02%) Java 8
7 14 (4.68%) Perl
8 13 (4.35%) Shell Script
9 12 (4.01%) Bash Shell
9 12 (4.01%) PowerShell
10 9 (3.01%) C
10 9 (3.01%) JavaScript
11 7 (2.34%) VB
12 6 (2.01%) Ruby
13 5 (1.67%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.67%) XPath
13 5 (1.67%) XQuery
14 3 (1.00%) Groovy
14 3 (1.00%) REXX
14 3 (1.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (6.35%) Degree
2 18 (6.02%) SC Cleared
2 18 (6.02%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.68%) Numerate Degree
3 8 (2.68%) TOGAF Certification
4 7 (2.34%) RHCA
5 5 (1.67%) PMP
6 3 (1.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.00%) IBM Certification
7 2 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.67%) CISSP
7 2 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.67%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.67%) MCITP
7 2 (0.67%) MCSA
7 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.67%) SANS
7 2 (0.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (0.67%) VCP6
7 2 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.69%) QA
2 11 (3.68%) GDPR
3 6 (2.01%) Accessibility
3 6 (2.01%) SLA
4 4 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.34%) MiFID
5 3 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.67%) GRC
6 2 (0.67%) PMO
6 2 (0.67%) SEPA
7 1 (0.33%) COBIT
7 1 (0.33%) FISMA
7 1 (0.33%) IFRS
7 1 (0.33%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.33%) NIST
System Software
1 35 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (8.70%) Docker
3 20 (6.69%) vSphere
4 18 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (4.68%) PowerHA
6 13 (4.35%) Active Directory
7 10 (3.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 7 (2.34%) Veritas File System
9 6 (2.01%) GPFS
10 5 (1.67%) NFS
10 5 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (1.34%) Hyper-V
11 4 (1.34%) Platform Symphony
12 3 (1.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 2 (0.67%) vCloud
14 1 (0.33%) Apache Flume
14 1 (0.33%) RACF
14 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 30 (10.03%) Ansible
2 23 (7.69%) Kubernetes
3 22 (7.36%) Tivoli
4 19 (6.35%) ITRS Geneos
5 15 (5.02%) Terraform
6 12 (4.01%) Netcool
7 11 (3.68%) Puppet
8 10 (3.34%) Control-M
9 9 (3.01%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 8 (2.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 7 (2.34%) EMC NetWorker
11 7 (2.34%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 7 (2.34%) QRadar
12 6 (2.01%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 6 (2.01%) vRealize
13 5 (1.67%) Red Hat Satellite
14 4 (1.34%) Failover Clustering
14 4 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
15 3 (1.00%) Icinga
15 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 82 (27.42%) Oracle
2 45 (15.05%) VMware
3 42 (14.05%) Microsoft
4 39 (13.04%) Splunk
5 38 (12.71%) Red Hat
6 25 (8.36%) Google
7 21 (7.02%) Citrix
8 20 (6.69%) HP
9 19 (6.35%) Cisco
10 16 (5.35%) BMC
10 16 (5.35%) SAP
11 15 (5.02%) BiZZdesign
12 14 (4.68%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (3.68%) CA
13 11 (3.68%) EMC
13 11 (3.68%) TIBCO
14 10 (3.34%) AppDynamics
15 9 (3.01%) Databricks
16 8 (2.68%) Juniper
16 8 (2.68%) ServiceNow