Period
to 7 March 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 7 March 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 226 273 238
Rank change year-on-year +47 -35 -33
Contract jobs citing IBM 214 233 500
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.08% 0.86% 1.16%
As % of the Vendors category 2.85% 2.18% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 136 286
Median daily rate £500 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -3.06%
10th Percentile £356 £319 £357
90th Percentile £675 £698 £650
England median daily rate £480 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +1.05% +3.26% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year +51.52% -20.96% +73.96%

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 7,511 10,671 17,030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.77% 39.18% 39.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,026 7,384 11,534
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £306 £255 £288
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 188 268
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.95% +5.00% -1.23%
10th Percentile £13.72 £12.44 £12.68
90th Percentile £68.00 £49.13 £39.65
Median hourly rate £22.17 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.53% +6.86% +0.40%

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 7 March 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 7 March 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 7 March 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 +72 33 £575 +4.55% 15
East London +26 4 £450 +15.98% 2
West London +31 3 £250 -64.03% 4
South London +38 1 £413 -13.16% 2
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 7 March 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 53 (24.77%) Finance
2 51 (23.83%) Oracle
3 50 (23.36%) Linux
4 49 (22.90%) AWS
5 48 (22.43%) Java
6 44 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (19.16%) Banking
8 39 (18.22%) VMware
8 39 (18.22%) Azure
9 35 (16.36%) Microsoft
10 34 (15.89%) Windows
11 31 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
12 29 (13.55%) SQL
12 29 (13.55%) DB2
13 28 (13.08%) Unix
14 27 (12.62%) Red Hat
14 27 (12.62%) WebSphere
15 25 (11.68%) Spring
15 25 (11.68%) Kafka
16 23 (10.75%) DevOps
16 23 (10.75%) Python
17 22 (10.28%) Migration
17 22 (10.28%) Middleware
18 21 (9.81%) JIRA
18 21 (9.81%) Data Centre
19 20 (9.35%) Google
19 20 (9.35%) Git (software)
19 20 (9.35%) VMware ESXi
20 18 (8.41%) REST
20 18 (8.41%) High Availability

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 27 (12.62%) WebSphere
2 11 (5.14%) Confluence
3 9 (4.21%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.74%) SAS
5 6 (2.80%) Apache
5 6 (2.80%) JBoss
6 5 (2.34%) Red Hat Fuse
7 4 (1.87%) IBM Transformation Extender
8 3 (1.40%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.40%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (1.40%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.93%) nginx
9 2 (0.93%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.93%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.47%) CICS
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.87%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.93%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.47%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (2.80%) Maximo
2 3 (1.40%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.93%) Salerio
4 1 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.47%) Magento
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.47%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.47%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.47%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 49 (22.90%) AWS
2 39 (18.22%) Azure
3 17 (7.94%) GCP
4 15 (7.01%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (6.54%) IaaS
5 14 (6.54%) IBM Cloud
6 10 (4.67%) SaaS
7 8 (3.74%) PaaS
8 7 (3.27%) OpenShift
9 5 (2.34%) GitHub
10 4 (1.87%) Microsoft 365
11 3 (1.40%) IBM Blueworks
12 2 (0.93%) Datadog
12 2 (0.93%) Slack
13 1 (0.47%) Apigee
13 1 (0.47%) G Suite
13 1 (0.47%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.47%) Serverless
13 1 (0.47%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.54%) TCP/IP
2 12 (5.61%) FTP
3 11 (5.14%) Firewall
3 11 (5.14%) SAN
3 11 (5.14%) WAN
4 10 (4.67%) LAN
4 10 (4.67%) VPN
4 10 (4.67%) Wireless
5 9 (4.21%) DNS
6 7 (3.27%) HTTP
7 6 (2.80%) NAS
7 6 (2.80%) SSH
8 5 (2.34%) Kerberos
9 3 (1.40%) DHCP
9 3 (1.40%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (1.40%) VSAN
10 2 (0.93%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.93%) Multicast
10 2 (0.93%) Network Security
10 2 (0.93%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.55%) DB2
2 12 (5.61%) Big Data
3 9 (4.21%) SQL Server
4 8 (3.74%) Hazelcast
4 8 (3.74%) MySQL
4 8 (3.74%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.27%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.27%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 6 (2.80%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.87%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.40%) DataStage
8 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.93%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.93%) InfluxDB
9 2 (0.93%) PowerCenter
9 2 (0.93%) Snowflake Schema
9 2 (0.93%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 21 (9.81%) JIRA
2 20 (9.35%) Git (software)
3 16 (7.48%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.74%) PowerDesigner
5 7 (3.27%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.80%) Bitbucket
6 6 (2.80%) Maven
6 6 (2.80%) Subversion
7 5 (2.34%) Selenium
8 4 (1.87%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.87%) Serena SBM
9 3 (1.40%) CircleCI
9 3 (1.40%) Postman
9 3 (1.40%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.40%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.93%) CA Gen
10 2 (0.93%) Gradle
10 2 (0.93%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.93%) NUnit
10 2 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 53 (24.77%) Finance
2 41 (19.16%) Banking
3 14 (6.54%) Retail
4 13 (6.07%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.74%) Public Sector
6 5 (2.34%) Marketing
7 4 (1.87%) International Banking
8 3 (1.40%) Front Office
9 2 (0.93%) Back Office
9 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.93%) Law
9 2 (0.93%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.47%) Legal
10 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.47%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (20.56%) Developer
2 41 (19.16%) Architect
3 18 (8.41%) Java Developer
4 16 (7.48%) Consultant
5 15 (7.01%) Solutions Architect
6 14 (6.54%) Project Manager
7 12 (5.61%) Administrator
7 12 (5.61%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (4.21%) Analyst
9 8 (3.74%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.27%) Data Architect
11 6 (2.80%) Systems Administrator
12 5 (2.34%) Citrix Architect
12 5 (2.34%) Integration Architect
12 5 (2.34%) Integration Manager
12 5 (2.34%) Integration Project Manager
12 5 (2.34%) Programmer
12 5 (2.34%) Systems Programmer
12 5 (2.34%) VMware Architect
12 5 (2.34%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.68%) Kafka
1 25 (11.68%) Spring
2 22 (10.28%) Middleware
3 18 (8.41%) REST
4 16 (7.48%) Spring Boot
5 14 (6.54%) AngularJS
5 14 (6.54%) Web Services
6 13 (6.07%) WebSphere MQ
7 9 (4.21%) JMS
7 9 (4.21%) XML
8 8 (3.74%) Apache Camel
8 8 (3.74%) GraphQL
8 8 (3.74%) IBM Integration Bus
8 8 (3.74%) J2EE
8 8 (3.74%) JSON
8 8 (3.74%) Protocol Buffers
9 7 (3.27%) LDAP
10 6 (2.80%) ISPF
10 6 (2.80%) Node.js
10 6 (2.80%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.81%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.48%) Clustering
3 15 (7.01%) Replication
4 12 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (5.14%) Mainframe
6 10 (4.67%) LPAR
6 10 (4.67%) Private Cloud
7 9 (4.21%) Public Cloud
8 8 (3.74%) DataPower
8 8 (3.74%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (2.80%) NHS
10 5 (2.34%) AS400
10 5 (2.34%) Cloud Native
10 5 (2.34%) iSeries
11 4 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.87%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (1.87%) SWIFT
11 4 (1.87%) Virtual Team
12 3 (1.40%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 50 (23.36%) Linux
2 34 (15.89%) Windows
3 28 (13.08%) Unix
4 16 (7.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (7.01%) Windows Server
6 11 (5.14%) AIX
6 11 (5.14%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (4.21%) zOS
9 8 (3.74%) Apple iOS
10 6 (2.80%) Solaris
10 6 (2.80%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (1.40%) Android
11 3 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.40%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.40%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.93%) CentOS
12 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (10.75%) DevOps
3 22 (10.28%) Migration
4 18 (8.41%) High Availability
5 16 (7.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (7.48%) Open Source
5 16 (7.48%) TDD
6 15 (7.01%) Storage Management
7 14 (6.54%) Microservices
7 14 (6.54%) Project Management
7 14 (6.54%) Software Engineering
8 13 (6.07%) Logistics
8 13 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (5.61%) Analytics
9 12 (5.61%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (5.61%) TOGAF
10 11 (5.14%) Capacity Management
10 11 (5.14%) ITIL
10 11 (5.14%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (4.67%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 48 (22.43%) Java
2 29 (13.55%) SQL
3 23 (10.75%) Python
4 14 (6.54%) Java 8
5 9 (4.21%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.74%) PL/SQL
7 7 (3.27%) JCL
8 6 (2.80%) C
8 6 (2.80%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.80%) Perl
8 6 (2.80%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.87%) C#
10 3 (1.40%) C++
10 3 (1.40%) Go
10 3 (1.40%) R
10 3 (1.40%) REXX
11 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.93%) CLIST
11 2 (0.93%) Kotlin
11 2 (0.93%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (7.48%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.01%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.67%) Degree
4 9 (4.21%) TOGAF Certification
5 7 (3.27%) RHCA
6 4 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.40%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.93%) CISSP
8 2 (0.93%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.93%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.93%) MCITP
8 2 (0.93%) MCSA
8 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.93%) PhD
8 2 (0.93%) PMP
8 2 (0.93%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (0.93%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (0.93%) VCP6
8 2 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.07%) QA
2 8 (3.74%) GDPR
3 6 (2.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.87%) PMO
5 3 (1.40%) MiFID
6 2 (0.93%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.93%) IFRS
6 2 (0.93%) SEPA
6 2 (0.93%) SLA
7 1 (0.47%) NIST
System Software
1 31 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (9.35%) VMware ESXi
3 17 (7.94%) vSphere
4 12 (5.61%) Active Directory
5 11 (5.14%) PowerHA
6 9 (4.21%) Docker
6 9 (4.21%) GPFS
7 8 (3.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (2.80%) Time Sharing Option
9 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.40%) Platform Symphony
9 3 (1.40%) Veritas File System
9 3 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.93%) NFS
10 2 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.93%) vCloud
11 1 (0.47%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.47%) Microcode
11 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (7.94%) Tivoli
2 11 (5.14%) Terraform
3 9 (4.21%) Kubernetes
4 8 (3.74%) Netcool
4 8 (3.74%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 7 (3.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (2.80%) Ansible
6 6 (2.80%) Control-M
7 5 (2.34%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (2.34%) QRadar
7 5 (2.34%) vRealize
8 4 (1.87%) Icinga
8 4 (1.87%) Nagios
8 4 (1.87%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.40%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 2 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.93%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.93%) OMEGAMON
10 2 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 51 (23.83%) Oracle
2 39 (18.22%) VMware
3 35 (16.36%) Microsoft
4 27 (12.62%) Red Hat
5 20 (9.35%) Google
6 18 (8.41%) Cisco
7 17 (7.94%) Splunk
8 16 (7.48%) HP
9 15 (7.01%) CA
10 12 (5.61%) BMC
11 11 (5.14%) Citrix
12 10 (4.67%) SAP
12 10 (4.67%) ServiceNow
13 8 (3.74%) AppDynamics
13 8 (3.74%) CyberArk
14 7 (3.27%) Databricks
14 7 (3.27%) Dell
14 7 (3.27%) EMC
14 7 (3.27%) Juniper
14 7 (3.27%) Salesforce.com