Period
to

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 30 June 2022 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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 238 230 236
Rank change year-on-year -8 +6 +38
Contract jobs citing IBM 446 320 175
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.13% 1.18% 1.00%
As % of the Vendors category 2.95% 3.04% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 177 96
10th Percentile £440 £413 £381
25th Percentile £511 £463 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +15.79% -2.56%
75th Percentile £725 £638 £589
90th Percentile £804 £713 £695
England median daily rate £575 £503 £475
% change year-on-year +14.43% +5.79% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £50.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +8.91% +44.29% -17.65%

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 15,144 10,535 6,734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.44% 38.72% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,864 7,081 4,616
10th Percentile £358 £343 £286
25th Percentile £463 £425 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £552 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.08% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £686 £638 £610
90th Percentile £775 £713 £713
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 103 81
10th Percentile £16.20 £13.63 £12.63
25th Percentile £23.91 £16.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £26.50
Median % change year-on-year +40.00% -5.66% +26.19%
75th Percentile £49.25 £45.17 £43.70
90th Percentile £70.00 £65.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £21.78 £19.52 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.58% +2.74% +1.60%

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 30 June 2022.

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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -32 37 £610 +20.91% 9
West London -11 4 £550 +29.41% 1
East London -8 3 £520 +11.83% 2
North London - 3 £550 -
South London -12 1 £450 -15.29%
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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.

1 149 (33.41%) Oracle
2 139 (31.17%) Java
2 139 (31.17%) Linux
3 135 (30.27%) SQL
4 133 (29.82%) Social Skills
5 122 (27.35%) DevOps
6 112 (25.11%) Windows
7 111 (24.89%) Finance
8 105 (23.54%) Microsoft
8 105 (23.54%) Banking
9 99 (22.20%) Agile
9 99 (22.20%) WebSphere
10 84 (18.83%) Middleware
11 78 (17.49%) AWS
12 76 (17.04%) Azure
12 76 (17.04%) Unix
13 75 (16.82%) VMware
14 60 (13.45%) Migration
15 57 (12.78%) Jenkins
15 57 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
16 56 (12.56%) Ansible
17 54 (12.11%) Private Cloud
17 54 (12.11%) CI/CD
18 53 (11.88%) Docker
18 53 (11.88%) Kubernetes
18 53 (11.88%) Python
19 52 (11.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 51 (11.43%) Microservices
21 50 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
21 50 (11.21%) C#

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 99 (22.20%) WebSphere
2 49 (10.99%) WebSphere Application Server
3 32 (7.17%) Oracle Coherence
4 26 (5.83%) Tomcat
5 24 (5.38%) Confluence
6 22 (4.93%) WebLogic
7 19 (4.26%) SAS
8 17 (3.81%) IBM HTTP Server
8 17 (3.81%) MQSeries
8 17 (3.81%) SharePoint
9 15 (3.36%) Apache
10 12 (2.69%) IIS
11 11 (2.47%) OpenStack
12 10 (2.24%) CICS
13 9 (2.02%) JBoss
14 8 (1.79%) MS Exchange
15 7 (1.57%) Apache Spark
16 5 (1.12%) FileNet
16 5 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 3 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 23 (5.16%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.90%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.22%) Sketch
5 1 (0.22%) Snagit
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (3.59%) Oracle 11i
2 8 (1.79%) Markit EDM
2 8 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (1.79%) thinkFolio
3 5 (1.12%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 5 (1.12%) Shopify
4 4 (0.90%) Maximo
4 4 (0.90%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.67%) Cognos Planning
5 3 (0.67%) Magento
5 3 (0.67%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.45%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.22%) Kondor
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 78 (17.49%) AWS
2 76 (17.04%) Azure
3 37 (8.30%) GCP
4 36 (8.07%) PaaS
5 30 (6.73%) IaaS
6 28 (6.28%) SaaS
7 26 (5.83%) GitHub
8 21 (4.71%) OpenShift
9 14 (3.14%) IBM Cloud
10 12 (2.69%) NuGet
11 10 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (2.24%) Amazon SQS
11 10 (2.24%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 8 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (1.79%) Serverless
13 7 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (1.57%) Nutanix
14 6 (1.35%) Amazon S3
14 6 (1.35%) Apigee
14 6 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 47 (10.54%) Firewall
2 36 (8.07%) SSL
3 24 (5.38%) VPN
4 23 (5.16%) HTTP
5 22 (4.93%) SAN
6 19 (4.26%) LAN
6 19 (4.26%) WAN
7 16 (3.59%) DNS
8 14 (3.14%) TCP/IP
8 14 (3.14%) Wireless
9 13 (2.91%) IPsec
10 12 (2.69%) Kerberos
11 11 (2.47%) IKE
12 5 (1.12%) FTP
12 5 (1.12%) iSCSI
13 4 (0.90%) AMQP
13 4 (0.90%) DHCP
14 3 (0.67%) Internet
15 2 (0.45%) DMZ
15 2 (0.45%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (9.42%) DB2
1 42 (9.42%) Oracle Database
2 40 (8.97%) Relational Database
3 36 (8.07%) Oracle Database 12c
4 28 (6.28%) Big Data
4 28 (6.28%) SQL Server
5 21 (4.71%) MongoDB
5 21 (4.71%) NoSQL
6 19 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 16 (3.59%) Oracle Database 10g
7 16 (3.59%) Oracle9i Database
8 14 (3.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (2.91%) RDBMS
10 11 (2.47%) IBM InfoSphere
10 11 (2.47%) MySQL
11 10 (2.24%) Metadata
12 9 (2.02%) DataStage
12 9 (2.02%) DynamoDB
12 9 (2.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 8 (1.79%) Ataccama
Development Applications
1 57 (12.78%) Jenkins
2 44 (9.87%) Git (software)
3 40 (8.97%) Bitbucket
3 40 (8.97%) JIRA
4 34 (7.62%) IBM UrbanCode
5 22 (4.93%) IntelliJ
5 22 (4.93%) SonarQube
6 21 (4.71%) TeamCity
7 19 (4.26%) GitLab
8 18 (4.04%) Artifactory
8 18 (4.04%) Maven
8 18 (4.04%) Visual Studio
9 15 (3.36%) Eclipse
10 12 (2.69%) JBehave
11 10 (2.24%) Ant
11 10 (2.24%) JUnit
12 9 (2.02%) Gradle
12 9 (2.02%) PowerDesigner
13 6 (1.35%) ERwin
13 6 (1.35%) Subversion
General
1 133 (29.82%) Social Skills
2 111 (24.89%) Finance
3 105 (23.54%) Banking
4 40 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (7.17%) Investment Banking
6 20 (4.48%) Public Sector
7 17 (3.81%) Retail
8 12 (2.69%) Front Office
8 12 (2.69%) Telecoms
9 11 (2.47%) Games
10 10 (2.24%) Legal
10 10 (2.24%) Presentation Skills
11 8 (1.79%) Documentation Skills
11 8 (1.79%) Organisational Skills
12 6 (1.35%) Influencing Skills
13 5 (1.12%) Marketing
14 4 (0.90%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.45%) Back Office
16 2 (0.45%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 114 (25.56%) Developer
2 71 (15.92%) Architect
3 39 (8.74%) Java Developer
4 36 (8.07%) Analyst
5 30 (6.73%) Consultant
5 30 (6.73%) Infrastructure Architect
6 27 (6.05%) Middleware Developer
7 24 (5.38%) DevOps Developer
8 19 (4.26%) Senior Developer
9 18 (4.04%) Administrator
10 17 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
11 16 (3.59%) Network Infrastructure Architect
12 14 (3.14%) C# Developer
13 13 (2.91%) Senior Java Developer
14 12 (2.69%) DevOps Engineer
14 12 (2.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (2.69%) Lead Developer
14 12 (2.69%) Programmer
14 12 (2.69%) Security Engineer
14 12 (2.69%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (18.83%) Middleware
2 50 (11.21%) WebSphere MQ
3 47 (10.54%) Kafka
4 44 (9.87%) Spring
5 43 (9.64%) IBM Integration Bus
6 41 (9.19%) XML
7 38 (8.52%) REST
8 28 (6.28%) .NET
8 28 (6.28%) Web Services
9 26 (5.83%) JSON
10 20 (4.48%) RabbitMQ
11 19 (4.26%) Spring Boot
12 18 (4.04%) LDAP
13 17 (3.81%) HTML
14 16 (3.59%) J2EE
14 16 (3.59%) SOAP
15 14 (3.14%) OAuth
15 14 (3.14%) OAuth2
15 14 (3.14%) Rendezvous
16 13 (2.91%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.11%) Private Cloud
2 41 (9.19%) DataPower
3 33 (7.40%) Data Centre
4 23 (5.16%) Mainframe
5 22 (4.93%) Management Information System
6 21 (4.71%) SWIFT
7 17 (3.81%) PKI
7 17 (3.81%) Replication
8 16 (3.59%) Clustering
9 13 (2.91%) Derivative
9 13 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (2.91%) Legacy Applications
10 12 (2.69%) Public Cloud
11 11 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (2.47%) OTC Derivatives
12 10 (2.24%) Algorithms
12 10 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
12 10 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (2.02%) IBM Mainframe
13 9 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 139 (31.17%) Linux
2 112 (25.11%) Windows
3 76 (17.04%) Unix
4 52 (11.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (6.73%) Windows Server
6 21 (4.71%) AIX
7 17 (3.81%) zOS
8 12 (2.69%) Solaris
8 12 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (1.12%) SUSE
11 5 (1.12%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.67%) Android
13 3 (0.67%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.67%) CentOS
13 3 (0.67%) MVS
13 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (27.35%) DevOps
2 99 (22.20%) Agile
3 60 (13.45%) Migration
4 57 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
5 54 (12.11%) CI/CD
6 51 (11.43%) Microservices
7 49 (10.99%) Stakeholder Management
8 45 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (9.19%) Scrum
10 37 (8.30%) Computer Science
11 32 (7.17%) Software Engineering
12 31 (6.95%) ITIL
12 31 (6.95%) Performance Testing
12 31 (6.95%) Workflow
13 30 (6.73%) Data Modelling
13 30 (6.73%) Test Automation
14 28 (6.28%) Master Data Management
14 28 (6.28%) Performance Tuning
15 25 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
16 22 (4.93%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 139 (31.17%) Java
2 135 (30.27%) SQL
3 53 (11.88%) Python
4 50 (11.21%) C#
5 40 (8.97%) C++
6 34 (7.62%) Bash
7 30 (6.73%) Perl
8 25 (5.61%) JavaScript
9 23 (5.16%) Shell Script
10 21 (4.71%) Korn
11 18 (4.04%) PL/SQL
12 12 (2.69%) REXX
13 11 (2.47%) Assembly Language
13 11 (2.47%) PowerShell
14 10 (2.24%) C
14 10 (2.24%) CLIST
14 10 (2.24%) JCL
15 5 (1.12%) Scala
15 5 (1.12%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (9.64%) Degree
2 40 (8.97%) Security Cleared
3 33 (7.40%) SC Cleared
4 20 (4.48%) Numerate Degree
5 13 (2.91%) RHCA
5 13 (2.91%) TOGAF Certification
6 12 (2.69%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.45%) APMG
9 2 (0.45%) CISSP
10 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.22%) GIAC
10 1 (0.22%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.22%) MCP
10 1 (0.22%) MCSE
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.22%) PhD
10 1 (0.22%) RHCE
10 1 (0.22%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.14%) Data Quality
2 12 (2.69%) QA
3 10 (2.24%) GDPR
4 9 (2.02%) SEPA
5 7 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (1.35%) PMO
7 3 (0.67%) COBIT
7 3 (0.67%) GRC
7 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.67%) NIST
8 2 (0.45%) P3O
8 2 (0.45%) SLA
9 1 (0.22%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.22%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.22%) HITRUST
9 1 (0.22%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 53 (11.88%) Docker
2 50 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (9.19%) VMware ESXi
4 32 (7.17%) vSphere
5 25 (5.61%) Active Directory
6 11 (2.47%) vCloud
6 11 (2.47%) VMware Workstation
7 9 (2.02%) Time Sharing Option
8 8 (1.79%) XenApp
8 8 (1.79%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 5 (1.12%) MetaFrame
9 5 (1.12%) NFS
10 4 (0.90%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.90%) Platform Symphony
11 3 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.67%) RACF
11 3 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.45%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 56 (12.56%) Ansible
2 53 (11.88%) Kubernetes
3 30 (6.73%) ITRS Geneos
4 17 (3.81%) Control-M
4 17 (3.81%) Tivoli
5 16 (3.59%) Single Sign-On
5 16 (3.59%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
6 15 (3.36%) QRadar
7 13 (2.91%) Rancher
7 13 (2.91%) Terraform
7 13 (2.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 12 (2.69%) Docker Swarm
8 12 (2.69%) Mesos
8 12 (2.69%) Puppet
9 8 (1.79%) AirWatch
9 8 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (1.79%) OMEGAMON
9 8 (1.79%) SCCM
10 5 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (1.12%) Kibana
Vendors
1 149 (33.41%) Oracle
2 105 (23.54%) Microsoft
3 75 (16.82%) VMware
4 45 (10.09%) Citrix
5 43 (9.64%) SAP
6 37 (8.30%) Red Hat
7 31 (6.95%) Splunk
8 27 (6.05%) HP
9 25 (5.61%) CA
9 25 (5.61%) Dynatrace
10 22 (4.93%) TIBCO
11 20 (4.48%) Cisco
12 18 (4.04%) Informatica
13 16 (3.59%) BMC
13 16 (3.59%) EMC
13 16 (3.59%) Green Hat
13 16 (3.59%) Juniper
14 15 (3.36%) CyberArk
14 15 (3.36%) Google
15 14 (3.14%) ServiceNow