Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 174 141
Rank change year-on-year -33 -33 -8
Contract jobs citing IBM 602 745 846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.32% 1.60% 1.87%
As % of the Vendors category 3.30% 3.94% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 507 538
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.91%
10th Percentile £350 £354 £320
90th Percentile £688 £650 £675
England median daily rate £460 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.86% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
London median hourly rate £22.26 £23.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.27% +48.44% -74.40%
10th Percentile £20.65 £21.87 £15.50
90th Percentile £85.05 £31.75 £16.50
England median hourly rate £40.00 £23.88 £36.00
% change year-on-year +67.54% -33.68% +14.50%

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 18,264 18,888 19,351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.02% 40.58% 42.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,364 12,842 12,901
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 298 282
London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.80% +9.72% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.02 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% -5.71%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -15 126 £470 -4.18% 21
South London -10 22 £400 -27.27%
West London +1 20 £450 -21.74% 7
East London -24 5 £631 +31.37% 6
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 162 (26.91%) Finance
2 156 (25.91%) Java
3 152 (25.25%) Banking
4 151 (25.08%) Oracle
5 120 (19.93%) SQL
6 117 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
7 110 (18.27%) Unix
8 105 (17.44%) Amazon AWS
9 90 (14.95%) WebSphere
10 88 (14.62%) Microsoft
11 82 (13.62%) Linux
12 77 (12.79%) Python
13 75 (12.46%) Windows
13 75 (12.46%) Middleware
14 69 (11.46%) XML
14 69 (11.46%) DevOps
15 68 (11.30%) SQL Server
16 62 (10.30%) IBM Cloud
17 60 (9.97%) Node.js
18 53 (8.80%) Jenkins
19 52 (8.64%) Migration
20 49 (8.14%) HTML
20 49 (8.14%) IBM Integration Bus
21 48 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
22 46 (7.64%) VMware
23 44 (7.31%) SAP
24 43 (7.14%) Scrum
25 42 (6.98%) JavaScript
25 42 (6.98%) E-Commerce
25 42 (6.98%) WebSphere MQ

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 90 (14.95%) WebSphere
2 26 (4.32%) Cloud Foundry
3 19 (3.16%) SAS
4 18 (2.99%) Tomcat
5 17 (2.82%) IBM Domino
6 16 (2.66%) Confluence
7 15 (2.49%) Apache
7 15 (2.49%) CICS
8 12 (1.99%) JBoss
9 11 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
10 10 (1.66%) Apache Spark
11 9 (1.50%) FileNet
12 8 (1.33%) MQSeries
12 8 (1.33%) SharePoint
12 8 (1.33%) WebLogic
13 7 (1.16%) IIS
13 7 (1.16%) OpenStack
13 7 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.83%) CMS
15 4 (0.66%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.66%) Chatbot
4 7 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (2.82%) Maximo
2 13 (2.16%) Actimize
3 7 (1.16%) Cognos TM1
4 6 (1.00%) Unica
5 5 (0.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.66%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 4 (0.66%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.50%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.50%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.33%) LatentZero
8 2 (0.33%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.33%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.33%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.17%) Magento
9 1 (0.17%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 105 (17.44%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (10.30%) IBM Cloud
3 48 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (2.82%) Google Cloud Platform
5 16 (2.66%) Apigee
6 14 (2.33%) PaaS
6 14 (2.33%) SaaS
6 14 (2.33%) SoftLayer
7 13 (2.16%) GitHub
8 11 (1.83%) IaaS
9 10 (1.66%) Heroku
9 10 (1.66%) npm
9 10 (1.66%) Office 365
10 8 (1.33%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.83%) Datadog
11 5 (0.83%) IBM Blueworks
12 3 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.50%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.33%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.81%) SAN
2 16 (2.66%) Firewall
3 12 (1.99%) NAS
3 12 (1.99%) SNMP
3 12 (1.99%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.83%) SMTP
4 11 (1.83%) SSL
5 10 (1.66%) DNS
5 10 (1.66%) Intranet
5 10 (1.66%) SSH
6 7 (1.16%) iSCSI
6 7 (1.16%) Network Security
7 6 (1.00%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.66%) HTTP
9 3 (0.50%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.50%) VPN
10 2 (0.33%) DHCP
10 2 (0.33%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.33%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 38 (6.31%) DB2
3 28 (4.65%) DataStage
4 27 (4.49%) Oracle Database
5 24 (3.99%) Big Data
6 21 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (2.66%) IBM InfoSphere
9 15 (2.49%) Hadoop
10 14 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (1.99%) MongoDB
11 12 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
11 12 (1.99%) Power BI
12 11 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (1.66%) Relational Database
13 10 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (1.33%) QlikView
15 6 (1.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 53 (8.80%) Jenkins
2 40 (6.64%) JIRA
3 37 (6.15%) Git (software)
3 37 (6.15%) Sonatype Nexus
4 29 (4.82%) Maven
5 17 (2.82%) Cucumber
6 14 (2.33%) Ant
7 13 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 13 (2.16%) IBM UrbanCode
7 13 (2.16%) Subversion
8 12 (1.99%) Selenium
9 11 (1.83%) Gerrit
9 11 (1.83%) GitLab
10 10 (1.66%) SonarQube
10 10 (1.66%) Visual Studio
11 9 (1.50%) SoapUI
12 8 (1.33%) TeamCity
13 7 (1.16%) JUnit
14 5 (0.83%) SilkTest
14 5 (0.83%) Toad
General
1 162 (26.91%) Finance
2 152 (25.25%) Banking
3 34 (5.65%) Retail
4 19 (3.16%) Financial Institution
5 17 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.82%) Marketing
6 15 (2.49%) Back Office
7 11 (1.83%) Front Office
8 10 (1.66%) Retail Banking
9 6 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.00%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.83%) Advertising
10 5 (0.83%) Legal
11 4 (0.66%) Electronics
11 4 (0.66%) Publishing
12 3 (0.50%) German Language
12 3 (0.50%) International Banking
12 3 (0.50%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.33%) Danish Language
13 2 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 155 (25.75%) Developer
2 93 (15.45%) Architect
3 60 (9.97%) Analyst
4 49 (8.14%) Consultant
5 32 (5.32%) Business Analyst
6 30 (4.98%) DevOps Engineer
7 23 (3.82%) Java Developer
7 23 (3.82%) Project Manager
8 21 (3.49%) Security Architect
9 20 (3.32%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 20 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
10 19 (3.16%) Administrator
11 15 (2.49%) Cloud Architect
12 14 (2.33%) Middleware Developer
12 14 (2.33%) Technical Architect
13 13 (2.16%) SQL Developer
14 12 (1.99%) Linux Consultant
15 11 (1.83%) Cloud Engineer
16 10 (1.66%) DBA
16 10 (1.66%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (12.46%) Middleware
2 69 (11.46%) XML
3 60 (9.97%) Node.js
4 49 (8.14%) HTML
4 49 (8.14%) IBM Integration Bus
5 42 (6.98%) WebSphere MQ
6 39 (6.48%) Spring
7 35 (5.81%) CSS
8 34 (5.65%) SOAP
9 33 (5.48%) Web Services
10 31 (5.15%) REST
11 25 (4.15%) XSLT
12 23 (3.82%) AngularJS
13 22 (3.65%) Java EE
14 21 (3.49%) J2EE
15 19 (3.16%) JSON
15 19 (3.16%) RESTful
16 15 (2.49%) .NET
17 14 (2.33%) OAuth
17 14 (2.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.65%) Data Centre
2 27 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.15%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (3.82%) Management Information System
5 22 (3.65%) Public Cloud
6 21 (3.49%) Mainframe
7 20 (3.32%) iPad
8 19 (3.16%) DataPower
9 15 (2.49%) Mobile App
10 13 (2.16%) Clustering
11 12 (1.99%) Computer Science
12 10 (1.66%) SWIFT
13 9 (1.50%) PKI
14 7 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (1.16%) iSeries
14 7 (1.16%) Private Cloud
14 7 (1.16%) Replication
15 6 (1.00%) CMDB
15 6 (1.00%) Hedge funds
15 6 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 110 (18.27%) Unix
2 82 (13.62%) Linux
3 75 (12.46%) Windows
4 40 (6.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (3.65%) Windows Server
6 17 (2.82%) zOS
7 13 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.33%) AIX
8 8 (1.33%) Solaris
9 6 (1.00%) CentOS
9 6 (1.00%) VMS
9 6 (1.00%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.83%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.50%) Android
12 2 (0.33%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.33%) OS/2
12 2 (0.33%) SUSE
12 2 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (11.46%) DevOps
3 52 (8.64%) Migration
4 43 (7.14%) Scrum
5 42 (6.98%) E-Commerce
6 36 (5.98%) Asset Management
6 36 (5.98%) TDD
7 35 (5.81%) ETL
8 34 (5.65%) ITIL
8 34 (5.65%) Performance Tuning
9 33 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
10 30 (4.98%) Analytics
11 29 (4.82%) Microservices
11 29 (4.82%) Problem-Solving
11 29 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 28 (4.65%) BDD
12 28 (4.65%) SDLC
12 28 (4.65%) Web Development
13 24 (3.99%) High Availability
13 24 (3.99%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 156 (25.91%) Java
2 120 (19.93%) SQL
3 77 (12.79%) Python
4 42 (6.98%) JavaScript
5 26 (4.32%) Bash Shell
6 24 (3.99%) Shell Script
7 20 (3.32%) Groovy
8 19 (3.16%) PL/SQL
9 16 (2.66%) Ruby
10 15 (2.49%) C
10 15 (2.49%) COBOL
11 13 (2.16%) REXX
11 13 (2.16%) T-SQL
12 12 (1.99%) C++
12 12 (1.99%) JCL
12 12 (1.99%) Perl
12 12 (1.99%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.50%) Assembly Language
14 8 (1.33%) C#
15 7 (1.16%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 18 (2.99%) SC Cleared
1 18 (2.99%) Security Cleared
2 17 (2.82%) Degree
3 12 (1.99%) CISSP
4 10 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (1.66%) CISM
5 9 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.00%) CCNA
6 6 (1.00%) RHCE
7 5 (0.83%) CCSA
7 5 (0.83%) CISA
7 5 (0.83%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.83%) PMP
8 4 (0.66%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.66%) MCSE
8 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.66%) RHCSA
8 4 (0.66%) RHCVA
9 3 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.49%) QA
2 18 (2.99%) PSD2
3 7 (1.16%) Actionable Recommendations
4 6 (1.00%) ISO 20022
4 6 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.66%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.66%) GDPR
6 2 (0.33%) SEPA
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 1 (0.17%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.17%) PMO
7 1 (0.17%) SLA
7 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 38 (6.31%) Docker
2 33 (5.48%) Active Directory
3 29 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.50%) OpenAM
5 9 (1.50%) Time Sharing Option
6 8 (1.33%) NFS
6 8 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.00%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.00%) vSphere
7 6 (1.00%) XenApp
8 5 (0.83%) Firmware
8 5 (0.83%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 5 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.66%) HDFS
9 4 (0.66%) KVM
9 4 (0.66%) RHEV
9 4 (0.66%) Samba
9 4 (0.66%) Sendmail
9 4 (0.66%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 33 (5.48%) Kubernetes
2 29 (4.82%) Tivoli
3 27 (4.49%) Ansible
4 24 (3.99%) Puppet
5 21 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
7 13 (2.16%) Consul
8 12 (1.99%) QRadar
9 10 (1.66%) IBM BigFix
9 10 (1.66%) Mesos
9 10 (1.66%) SCCM
10 9 (1.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 8 (1.33%) Control-M
11 8 (1.33%) NetBackup
12 7 (1.16%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 6 (1.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
14 5 (0.83%) Nagios
14 5 (0.83%) OMEGAMON
14 5 (0.83%) ZABBIX
15 4 (0.66%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 151 (25.08%) Oracle
2 88 (14.62%) Microsoft
3 46 (7.64%) VMware
4 44 (7.31%) SAP
5 37 (6.15%) Red Hat
6 34 (5.65%) Google
7 32 (5.32%) Splunk
8 28 (4.65%) Adobe
9 21 (3.49%) HP
10 17 (2.82%) Cognos
11 16 (2.66%) CA
11 16 (2.66%) Citrix
11 16 (2.66%) Dell
11 16 (2.66%) ForgeRock
11 16 (2.66%) ServiceNow
12 15 (2.49%) EMC
12 15 (2.49%) MuleSoft
12 15 (2.49%) TIBCO
13 14 (2.33%) NetApp
13 14 (2.33%) Tableau