Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 274 203 156
Rank change year-on-year -71 -47 -28
Contract jobs citing IBM 386 625 702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.94% 1.35% 1.68%
As % of the Vendors category 2.32% 3.44% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 369 448
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £363 £363 £350
90th Percentile £654 £675 £638
England median daily rate £454 £452 £450
% change year-on-year +0.44% +0.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 2
London median hourly rate - £20.50 £22.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.19% +150.83%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £20.50 £27.24
% change year-on-year +107.32% -24.75% +29.73%

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 16,669 18,156 17,445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.63% 39.20% 41.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,142 12,274 11,742
London median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £275
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +2.78% +3.45% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 324 236
London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +10.26% +9.03%
10th Percentile £12.41 £12.49 £12.50
90th Percentile £51.89 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year +7.04% +4.41% -2.86%

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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 -45 72 £475 -8.43% 21
West London +29 27 £525 +23.53% 12
East London +14 12 £775 +29.17% 5
South London 0 5 £460 -8.00% 2
North London - 2 £483 -
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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.

1 150 (38.86%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (27.46%) Finance
3 97 (25.13%) Java
4 83 (21.50%) SQL
5 79 (20.47%) Oracle
5 79 (20.47%) DevOps
6 78 (20.21%) WebSphere
7 71 (18.39%) Linux
8 69 (17.88%) Amazon AWS
9 68 (17.62%) Banking
10 67 (17.36%) Scrum
11 61 (15.80%) SAP
12 60 (15.54%) Windows
13 56 (14.51%) Python
14 54 (13.99%) Git (software)
15 53 (13.73%) Microsoft
16 52 (13.47%) Microsoft Azure
17 44 (11.40%) Project Management
18 43 (11.14%) Kafka
19 42 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
19 42 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
19 42 (10.88%) E-Commerce
20 40 (10.36%) Informatica
20 40 (10.36%) Jenkins
21 39 (10.10%) IBM Sterling
21 39 (10.10%) JIRA
21 39 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
22 35 (9.07%) Computer Science
23 34 (8.81%) Analytics
24 33 (8.55%) Test Automation

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 78 (20.21%) WebSphere
2 27 (6.99%) Apache Spark
3 19 (4.92%) WebSphere Application Server
4 15 (3.89%) Apache
5 13 (3.37%) WebLogic
6 12 (3.11%) IIS
7 11 (2.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 11 (2.85%) Tomcat
8 9 (2.33%) JBoss
9 7 (1.81%) SAS
10 6 (1.55%) Confluence
10 6 (1.55%) IBM HTTP Server
10 6 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (1.30%) CMS
11 5 (1.30%) GlassFish
11 5 (1.30%) JCAPS
11 5 (1.30%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (1.04%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.78%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.78%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.04%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.04%) Sketch
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (2.33%) Magento
2 6 (1.55%) Shopify
3 4 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.04%) Maximo
3 4 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.04%) Relativity
3 4 (1.04%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.78%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.52%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.52%) Fredhopper
5 2 (0.52%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.52%) MultiChain
5 2 (0.52%) Quorum
5 2 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.26%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.26%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.26%) SunGard Martini
6 1 (0.26%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 69 (17.88%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (13.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (6.48%) AWS Lambda
3 25 (6.48%) Serverless
4 24 (6.22%) Amazon S3
5 22 (5.70%) Amazon Kinesis
6 21 (5.44%) CloudFront
7 12 (3.11%) GitHub
7 12 (3.11%) IBM Cloud
8 9 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (2.33%) Office 365
8 9 (2.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 7 (1.81%) Google Analytics
10 6 (1.55%) PaaS
10 6 (1.55%) Power Platform
11 5 (1.30%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (1.30%) IaaS
11 5 (1.30%) SaaS
12 4 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.04%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.40%) HTTP
2 13 (3.37%) DNS
2 13 (3.37%) SAN
3 11 (2.85%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.07%) Firewall
4 8 (2.07%) NAS
5 7 (1.81%) FTP
6 5 (1.30%) DHCP
6 5 (1.30%) Internet
7 4 (1.04%) SSL
7 4 (1.04%) VLAN
8 3 (0.78%) AMQP
8 3 (0.78%) LAN
8 3 (0.78%) Network Security
8 3 (0.78%) SSH
8 3 (0.78%) WAN
9 2 (0.52%) SMTP
9 2 (0.52%) SNMP
9 2 (0.52%) VPN
9 2 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.51%) Relational Database
1 29 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.44%) RDBMS
3 19 (4.92%) Oracle Database
4 18 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (4.15%) IBM InfoSphere
6 15 (3.89%) Big Data
6 15 (3.89%) DB2
7 10 (2.59%) NoSQL
8 9 (2.33%) DataStage
8 9 (2.33%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.30%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.30%) MySQL
9 5 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (1.04%) Power BI
10 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 54 (13.99%) Git (software)
2 40 (10.36%) Jenkins
3 39 (10.10%) JIRA
4 23 (5.96%) Selenium
5 17 (4.40%) LoadRunner
5 17 (4.40%) Rational Performance Tester
6 16 (4.15%) Maven
6 16 (4.15%) WebDriver
7 15 (3.89%) Visual Studio
8 14 (3.63%) Appium
9 13 (3.37%) Cucumber
9 13 (3.37%) SpecFlow
10 12 (3.11%) IBM UrbanCode
11 10 (2.59%) Bitbucket
11 10 (2.59%) JUnit
11 10 (2.59%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (1.55%) Ant
13 6 (1.55%) GitLab
13 6 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 106 (27.46%) Finance
2 68 (17.62%) Banking
3 27 (6.99%) Retail
4 18 (4.66%) Games
5 14 (3.63%) Legal
6 13 (3.37%) Marketing
7 10 (2.59%) Back Office
8 9 (2.33%) Financial Institution
8 9 (2.33%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.55%) Publishing
10 4 (1.04%) Law
10 4 (1.04%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.52%) Front Office
11 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.26%) German Language
12 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 66 (17.10%) Developer
2 57 (14.77%) Architect
3 43 (11.14%) Analyst
4 31 (8.03%) DevOps Engineer
5 28 (7.25%) Consultant
6 21 (5.44%) AWS Engineer
6 21 (5.44%) Solutions Architect
7 20 (5.18%) Administrator
8 18 (4.66%) AWS DevOps
8 18 (4.66%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 17 (4.40%) Tester
10 15 (3.89%) Cloud Engineer
11 14 (3.63%) Project Manager
12 13 (3.37%) Automation Tester
12 13 (3.37%) Test Analyst
13 12 (3.11%) Platform Engineer
13 12 (3.11%) WebSphere Specialist
14 11 (2.85%) Java Developer
15 10 (2.59%) E-Commerce Manager
15 10 (2.59%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (11.14%) Kafka
2 33 (8.55%) XML
3 30 (7.77%) Middleware
4 26 (6.74%) REST
4 26 (6.74%) Web Services
5 24 (6.22%) IBM Integration Bus
6 22 (5.70%) Spring
7 21 (5.44%) J2EE
7 21 (5.44%) RESTful
7 21 (5.44%) SOAP
8 20 (5.18%) JSON
9 19 (4.92%) HTML
10 18 (4.66%) .NET
10 18 (4.66%) Node.js
11 17 (4.40%) CSS
12 16 (4.15%) AngularJS
12 16 (4.15%) RabbitMQ
12 16 (4.15%) React
13 15 (3.89%) JMS
14 12 (3.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (3.63%) Mainframe
3 13 (3.37%) Clustering
4 10 (2.59%) DataPower
4 10 (2.59%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.59%) Replication
5 9 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.81%) Data Centre
6 7 (1.81%) Online Games
6 7 (1.81%) User Experience
6 7 (1.81%) W3C
7 6 (1.55%) Blog
7 6 (1.55%) iSeries
7 6 (1.55%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.55%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.30%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.30%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.04%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 71 (18.39%) Linux
2 60 (15.54%) Windows
3 21 (5.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (5.44%) Unix
4 20 (5.18%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.07%) Solaris
6 7 (1.81%) AIX
7 5 (1.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.30%) zOS
8 4 (1.04%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.52%) CentOS
10 2 (0.52%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (38.86%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (20.47%) DevOps
3 67 (17.36%) Scrum
4 44 (11.40%) Project Management
5 42 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (10.88%) E-Commerce
6 39 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
7 35 (9.07%) Computer Science
8 34 (8.81%) Analytics
9 33 (8.55%) Microservices
9 33 (8.55%) Test Automation
10 29 (7.51%) OO
11 28 (7.25%) OOP
12 25 (6.48%) Data Modelling
13 23 (5.96%) Migration
13 23 (5.96%) Open Source
14 22 (5.70%) CRM
14 22 (5.70%) SDLC
15 21 (5.44%) TDD
16 19 (4.92%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 97 (25.13%) Java
2 83 (21.50%) SQL
3 56 (14.51%) Python
4 33 (8.55%) JavaScript
5 19 (4.92%) C#
6 18 (4.66%) Shell Script
7 17 (4.40%) PowerShell
8 15 (3.89%) Perl
9 12 (3.11%) Bash Shell
10 10 (2.59%) C++
10 10 (2.59%) XPath
11 8 (2.07%) Scala
12 7 (1.81%) VB
13 6 (1.55%) Java 8
13 6 (1.55%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.30%) Apex Code
14 5 (1.30%) C
15 4 (1.04%) Ruby
15 4 (1.04%) SOQL
15 4 (1.04%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 25 (6.48%) AWS Certification
2 22 (5.70%) Degree
3 18 (4.66%) Security Cleared
4 14 (3.63%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.81%) MBA
6 4 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.04%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.52%) CISA
8 2 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.52%) CISM
8 2 (0.52%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.52%) MCSE
8 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.26%) CCA
9 1 (0.26%) CISSP
9 1 (0.26%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.26%) ISEB
9 1 (0.26%) RHCE
9 1 (0.26%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.66%) QA
2 7 (1.81%) SLA
3 6 (1.55%) GDPR
4 3 (0.78%) PMO
5 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.52%) WCAG
6 1 (0.26%) ITGC
6 1 (0.26%) P3O
6 1 (0.26%) PSD2
System Software
1 20 (5.18%) Docker
2 13 (3.37%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.55%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (1.04%) Time Sharing Option
6 4 (1.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (0.78%) HDFS
8 2 (0.52%) RACF
8 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.52%) vSphere
9 1 (0.26%) Gluster
9 1 (0.26%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.26%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.26%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (6.74%) Ansible
2 15 (3.89%) Puppet
3 13 (3.37%) Tivoli
4 12 (3.11%) Kubernetes
5 10 (2.59%) NetBackup
6 9 (2.33%) SCCM
6 9 (2.33%) Terraform
7 8 (2.07%) Control-M
8 7 (1.81%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 5 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.30%) SnapMirror
9 5 (1.30%) SnapVault
10 4 (1.04%) QRadar
11 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.78%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 3 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.52%) CSIRT
12 2 (0.52%) Demisto
12 2 (0.52%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 79 (20.47%) Oracle
2 61 (15.80%) SAP
3 53 (13.73%) Microsoft
4 40 (10.36%) Informatica
5 39 (10.10%) IBM Sterling
6 30 (7.77%) HP
7 24 (6.22%) VMware
8 23 (5.96%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (4.40%) Adobe
9 17 (4.40%) Google
10 16 (4.15%) Red Hat
11 15 (3.89%) EMC
11 15 (3.89%) MuleSoft
12 14 (3.63%) hybris
13 13 (3.37%) NetApp
14 11 (2.85%) Citrix
14 11 (2.85%) Splunk
14 11 (2.85%) TIBCO
14 11 (2.85%) Veritas
15 10 (2.59%) Cognos