Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 163 130
Rank change year-on-year -41 -33 -38
Contract jobs citing IBM 634 691 881
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.36% 1.65% 1.94%
As % of the Vendors category 3.47% 3.95% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 440 547
London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £363 £349 £304
90th Percentile £661 £638 £674
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 3
London median hourly rate £20.50 £22.58 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.19% +150.83% -80.00%
10th Percentile £19.90 £21.64 £8.60
90th Percentile £36.50 £23.52 £33.80
England median hourly rate £20.50 £23.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -13.68% +13.10% -40.00%

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 18,289 17,482 18,975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.33% 41.72% 41.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,411 11,763 12,879
London median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £276 £263
90th Percentile £656 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 239 231
London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.26% +9.03% -4.36%
10th Percentile £12.80 £12.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% -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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -6 137 £500 +0.50% 26
South London -38 25 £500 -4.76%
West London -21 23 £425 -5.56% 15
East London -29 7 £563 -1.75% 2
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 204 (32.18%) Finance
2 181 (28.55%) Banking
3 179 (28.23%) Oracle
4 173 (27.29%) Java
5 164 (25.87%) Agile Software Development
6 154 (24.29%) SQL
7 138 (21.77%) WebSphere
8 122 (19.24%) Amazon AWS
9 117 (18.45%) Linux
10 107 (16.88%) Unix
11 94 (14.83%) XML
12 93 (14.67%) Middleware
13 91 (14.35%) Microsoft
14 89 (14.04%) Windows
15 88 (13.88%) DevOps
16 83 (13.09%) SQL Server
16 83 (13.09%) Python
17 82 (12.93%) IBM Integration Bus
18 79 (12.46%) Web Services
19 77 (12.15%) Node.js
20 74 (11.67%) REST
20 74 (11.67%) Jenkins
21 61 (9.62%) Git (software)
21 61 (9.62%) SOAP
22 59 (9.31%) JavaScript
22 59 (9.31%) Scrum
23 58 (9.15%) TDD
23 58 (9.15%) E-Commerce
23 58 (9.15%) IBM Cloud
24 54 (8.52%) Problem-Solving

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
1 138 (21.77%) WebSphere
2 38 (5.99%) Apache
3 31 (4.89%) Cloud Foundry
4 28 (4.42%) Tomcat
5 21 (3.31%) Apache Spark
6 20 (3.15%) IIS
7 19 (3.00%) WebSphere Application Server
8 18 (2.84%) Confluence
9 17 (2.68%) SAS
10 15 (2.37%) CMS
10 15 (2.37%) MS Exchange
11 14 (2.21%) JBoss
12 13 (2.05%) IBM Domino
12 13 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 11 (1.74%) MQSeries
13 11 (1.74%) WebSphere Portal
14 10 (1.58%) Oracle Workflow
15 9 (1.42%) OpenStack
16 8 (1.26%) IBM Notes
17 6 (0.95%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (3.47%) MS Visio
3 19 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.32%) HipChat
5 2 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.16%) InVision
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.42%) Actimize
2 6 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.79%) Adobe Campaign
3 5 (0.79%) Maximo
3 5 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.79%) TRIRIGA
3 5 (0.79%) Unica
4 4 (0.63%) Cognos TM1
4 4 (0.63%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.32%) Eikon
6 2 (0.32%) FastStats
6 2 (0.32%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.32%) Magento
6 2 (0.32%) Misys Midas
6 2 (0.32%) Relativity
6 2 (0.32%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.16%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 122 (19.24%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (9.15%) IBM Cloud
3 53 (8.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (4.57%) Google Cloud Platform
5 22 (3.47%) GitHub
6 21 (3.31%) npm
7 19 (3.00%) Heroku
8 14 (2.21%) SaaS
9 13 (2.05%) PaaS
10 8 (1.26%) Amazon S3
10 8 (1.26%) IaaS
11 7 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (1.10%) SoftLayer
12 6 (0.95%) Office 365
13 5 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.79%) Serverless
14 4 (0.63%) Force.com
14 4 (0.63%) IBM Blueworks
14 4 (0.63%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 3 (0.47%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 37 (5.84%) SAN
2 20 (3.15%) NAS
3 17 (2.68%) Firewall
3 17 (2.68%) SSL
4 13 (2.05%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.89%) iSCSI
6 11 (1.74%) DNS
6 11 (1.74%) SSH
7 9 (1.42%) Internet
7 9 (1.42%) Intranet
7 9 (1.42%) LAN
7 9 (1.42%) VPN
7 9 (1.42%) WAN
8 8 (1.26%) HTTP
8 8 (1.26%) SMS
8 8 (1.26%) VLAN
9 6 (0.95%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.79%) DHCP
10 5 (0.79%) Kerberos
10 5 (0.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (13.09%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.04%) DB2
3 41 (6.47%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (5.68%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (5.36%) Big Data
5 34 (5.36%) Hadoop
6 28 (4.42%) Oracle Database
7 25 (3.94%) Relational Database
8 24 (3.79%) DataStage
8 24 (3.79%) Oracle Database 11g
9 22 (3.47%) NoSQL
10 19 (3.00%) MySQL
11 18 (2.84%) IBM InfoSphere
11 18 (2.84%) MongoDB
12 16 (2.52%) Star Schema
13 15 (2.37%) PowerCenter
13 15 (2.37%) RDBMS
14 13 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
14 13 (2.05%) HBase
15 12 (1.89%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 74 (11.67%) Jenkins
2 61 (9.62%) Git (software)
3 43 (6.78%) Maven
4 38 (5.99%) Sonatype Nexus
5 29 (4.57%) JIRA
6 26 (4.10%) Ant
7 21 (3.31%) GitLab
8 20 (3.15%) Gerrit
9 19 (3.00%) SonarQube
10 17 (2.68%) Subversion
11 15 (2.37%) JUnit
12 12 (1.89%) IBM UrbanCode
13 9 (1.42%) Cucumber
13 9 (1.42%) Mockito
13 9 (1.42%) NUnit
13 9 (1.42%) Selenium
14 8 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (1.26%) Eclipse
15 7 (1.10%) Gradle
16 6 (0.95%) TeamCity
General
1 204 (32.18%) Finance
2 181 (28.55%) Banking
3 29 (4.57%) Retail
4 22 (3.47%) Financial Institution
4 22 (3.47%) Legal
5 18 (2.84%) Back Office
5 18 (2.84%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.21%) Front Office
7 13 (2.05%) Marketing
8 10 (1.58%) Advertising
9 8 (1.26%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.79%) International Banking
10 5 (0.79%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.32%) Games
11 2 (0.32%) German Language
11 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.32%) Portuguese Language
11 2 (0.32%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.32%) Publishing
11 2 (0.32%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 152 (23.97%) Developer
2 99 (15.62%) Architect
3 54 (8.52%) Analyst
4 37 (5.84%) Consultant
5 35 (5.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 30 (4.73%) Java Developer
6 30 (4.73%) Project Manager
7 28 (4.42%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 26 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
9 25 (3.94%) Administrator
10 17 (2.68%) Business Analyst
10 17 (2.68%) Senior DevOps
10 17 (2.68%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 16 (2.52%) Data Architect
11 16 (2.52%) Middleware Developer
12 15 (2.37%) Integration Developer
12 15 (2.37%) Security Architect
13 14 (2.21%) Applications Support
13 14 (2.21%) Cloud Architect
13 14 (2.21%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (14.83%) XML
2 93 (14.67%) Middleware
3 82 (12.93%) IBM Integration Bus
4 79 (12.46%) Web Services
5 77 (12.15%) Node.js
6 74 (11.67%) REST
7 61 (9.62%) SOAP
8 54 (8.52%) WebSphere MQ
9 50 (7.89%) J2EE
10 44 (6.94%) HTML
11 43 (6.78%) AngularJS
12 36 (5.68%) RESTful
12 36 (5.68%) Spring
13 32 (5.05%) .NET
14 31 (4.89%) JMS
14 31 (4.89%) JSON
14 31 (4.89%) XSLT
15 29 (4.57%) Kafka
16 26 (4.10%) CSS
16 26 (4.10%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (7.10%) Self-Motivation
3 35 (5.52%) Management Information System
4 29 (4.57%) iPad
5 28 (4.42%) Data Centre
6 20 (3.15%) Mobile App
7 18 (2.84%) DataPower
8 17 (2.68%) User Experience
9 15 (2.37%) Clustering
10 14 (2.21%) Mainframe
11 13 (2.05%) Computer Science
11 13 (2.05%) Replication
12 12 (1.89%) SWIFT
13 11 (1.74%) iSeries
13 11 (1.74%) Public Cloud
14 9 (1.42%) Data Structures
14 9 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (1.26%) Private Cloud
16 7 (1.10%) Equities
16 7 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 117 (18.45%) Linux
2 107 (16.88%) Unix
3 89 (14.04%) Windows
4 33 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (3.15%) Windows Server
6 19 (3.00%) AIX
6 19 (3.00%) Solaris
7 14 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.74%) Android
9 11 (1.74%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.42%) CentOS
11 7 (1.10%) HPUX
12 5 (0.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.63%) VMS
13 4 (0.63%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.63%) zOS
14 3 (0.47%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.32%) NetWare
15 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (25.87%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (13.88%) DevOps
3 59 (9.31%) Scrum
4 58 (9.15%) E-Commerce
4 58 (9.15%) TDD
5 54 (8.52%) Problem-Solving
6 50 (7.89%) ITIL
7 49 (7.73%) SOA
8 45 (7.10%) ETL
8 45 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 44 (6.94%) Analytics
10 41 (6.47%) Asset Management
10 41 (6.47%) Migration
11 39 (6.15%) BDD
12 38 (5.99%) SDLC
13 37 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
14 33 (5.21%) Data Modelling
15 30 (4.73%) Performance Tuning
15 30 (4.73%) Unit Testing
16 29 (4.57%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 173 (27.29%) Java
2 154 (24.29%) SQL
3 83 (13.09%) Python
4 59 (9.31%) JavaScript
5 40 (6.31%) Shell Script
6 33 (5.21%) Bash Shell
7 32 (5.05%) Groovy
8 27 (4.26%) PL/SQL
9 25 (3.94%) C
9 25 (3.94%) Ruby
10 24 (3.79%) PowerShell
11 23 (3.63%) Perl
12 21 (3.31%) XPath
13 19 (3.00%) C++
14 16 (2.52%) C#
15 11 (1.74%) T-SQL
16 10 (1.58%) PHP
16 10 (1.58%) R
17 8 (1.26%) Java 8
18 7 (1.10%) Korn
Qualifications
1 24 (3.79%) Degree
2 14 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (1.89%) CCNA
3 12 (1.89%) CISM
3 12 (1.89%) CISSP
3 12 (1.89%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.58%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.10%) CCSA
7 6 (0.95%) AWS Certification
7 6 (0.95%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.79%) CISA
8 5 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.79%) PMP
8 5 (0.79%) RHCE
9 4 (0.63%) RHCSA
9 4 (0.63%) RHCVA
10 3 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.47%) GCP
2 20 (3.15%) Data Quality
3 13 (2.05%) QA
4 9 (1.42%) PSD2
5 8 (1.26%) GDPR
6 7 (1.10%) SLA
7 6 (0.95%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.79%) Actionable Recommendations
9 4 (0.63%) PMO
10 3 (0.47%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.32%) SEPA
12 1 (0.16%) MiFID
12 1 (0.16%) NIST 800
System Software
1 50 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 44 (6.94%) Docker
3 40 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (2.05%) vSphere
6 11 (1.74%) NFS
7 7 (1.10%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.10%) OpenAM
8 6 (0.95%) KVM
8 6 (0.95%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 5 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.63%) Firmware
10 4 (0.63%) RHEV
10 4 (0.63%) Samba
10 4 (0.63%) Sendmail
10 4 (0.63%) Veritas File System
11 3 (0.47%) OpenIDM
11 3 (0.47%) RACF
11 3 (0.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 37 (5.84%) Kubernetes
2 21 (3.31%) Tivoli
3 20 (3.15%) Ansible
4 19 (3.00%) Consul
4 19 (3.00%) Mesos
4 19 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (2.52%) Puppet
6 14 (2.21%) Control-M
7 10 (1.58%) SCCM
7 10 (1.58%) Single Sign-On
7 10 (1.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (1.26%) IBM BigFix
8 8 (1.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 5 (0.79%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.79%) OpenView
9 5 (0.79%) QRadar
10 4 (0.63%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.63%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.63%) vRealize
Vendors
1 179 (28.23%) Oracle
2 91 (14.35%) Microsoft
3 53 (8.36%) VMware
4 51 (8.04%) SAP
5 35 (5.52%) Google
6 33 (5.21%) Cognos
6 33 (5.21%) Red Hat
7 31 (4.89%) Informatica
7 31 (4.89%) Tableau
8 29 (4.57%) Adobe
9 28 (4.42%) HP
9 28 (4.42%) ServiceNow
10 25 (3.94%) Splunk
11 21 (3.31%) CA
12 20 (3.15%) Cisco
12 20 (3.15%) Snow
13 18 (2.84%) ForgeRock
14 17 (2.68%) Dell
14 17 (2.68%) MuleSoft
15 15 (2.37%) Citrix