Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 291 238 284
Rank change year-on-year -53 +46 -52
Contract jobs citing IBM 338 181 254
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.90% 1.01% 0.85%
As % of the Vendors category 2.47% 2.61% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 87 158
10th Percentile £425 £356 £309
25th Percentile £475 £413 £418
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% - -2.56%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £588
90th Percentile £738 £638 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £473
% change year-on-year +10.53% +0.53% +2.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
England median hourly rate £39.50 £41.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -3.66% +24.24% -19.51%

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 13,701 6,943 11,840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.43% 38.58% 39.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,493 4,708 8,192
10th Percentile £343 £300 £256
25th Percentile £450 £400 £376
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £663 £588 £588
90th Percentile £750 £675 £675
England median daily rate £520 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +12.43% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 69 209
10th Percentile £14.83 £12.76 £12.49
25th Percentile £20.89 £20.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.65 £20.86
Median % change year-on-year +20.08% +27.76% +9.79%
75th Percentile £49.25 £51.00 £29.96
90th Percentile £58.38 £64.30 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £23.24 £18.50
% change year-on-year -13.92% +25.59% +5.71%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -44 44 £550 -1.12% 24
East London -7 2 - - 1
North London - 2 £550 -
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 105 (31.07%) Finance
2 95 (28.11%) SQL
3 92 (27.22%) Linux
4 91 (26.92%) Banking
5 90 (26.63%) Social Skills
6 84 (24.85%) Oracle
6 84 (24.85%) Azure
7 69 (20.41%) Java
7 69 (20.41%) Microsoft
8 63 (18.64%) AWS
9 61 (18.05%) Agile Software Development
10 57 (16.86%) Windows
11 48 (14.20%) DevOps
12 47 (13.91%) Migration
13 46 (13.61%) Unix
14 44 (13.02%) Data Modelling
14 44 (13.02%) VMware
15 41 (12.13%) WebSphere
15 41 (12.13%) CI/CD
16 38 (11.24%) Analytics
17 37 (10.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 37 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
18 36 (10.65%) XML
19 34 (10.06%) Python
19 34 (10.06%) Master Data Management
19 34 (10.06%) Kubernetes
20 33 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
20 33 (9.76%) TCP/IP
21 31 (9.17%) Change Management
22 30 (8.88%) Firewall

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 41 (12.13%) WebSphere
2 17 (5.03%) SharePoint
3 16 (4.73%) Apache Spark
4 13 (3.85%) Apache
4 13 (3.85%) Confluence
5 12 (3.55%) IIS
5 12 (3.55%) OpenStack
6 10 (2.96%) Appian
7 9 (2.66%) JBoss
7 9 (2.66%) SAS
8 8 (2.37%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (2.07%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (1.78%) FileNet
11 5 (1.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (1.48%) CICS
11 5 (1.48%) Documentum
11 5 (1.48%) IBM HTTP Server
11 5 (1.48%) Tomcat
12 4 (1.18%) CMS
12 4 (1.18%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.48%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.89%) Sketch
5 2 (0.59%) Notepad++
5 2 (0.59%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.30%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.30%) InVision
6 1 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.30%) SPSS
6 1 (0.30%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 8 (2.37%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.89%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (0.89%) IBM Planning Analytics
2 3 (0.89%) Magento
2 3 (0.89%) Misys Midas
2 3 (0.89%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.59%) Documaker
3 2 (0.59%) Exstream
3 2 (0.59%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.59%) Shopify
4 1 (0.30%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.30%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.30%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 84 (24.85%) Azure
2 63 (18.64%) AWS
3 29 (8.58%) PaaS
4 26 (7.69%) IaaS
5 22 (6.51%) GCP
6 21 (6.21%) GitHub
6 21 (6.21%) OpenShift
7 19 (5.62%) SaaS
8 15 (4.44%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 15 (4.44%) IBM Cloud
9 13 (3.85%) Power Platform
10 11 (3.25%) Collibra
11 9 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (2.66%) Apigee
11 9 (2.66%) Nutanix
12 8 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (1.48%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (1.48%) Azure Stack
13 5 (1.48%) Firebase
13 5 (1.48%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (9.76%) TCP/IP
2 30 (8.88%) Firewall
3 25 (7.40%) DNS
4 13 (3.85%) VPN
4 13 (3.85%) WAN
5 11 (3.25%) FTP
5 11 (3.25%) SAN
6 10 (2.96%) iSCSI
6 10 (2.96%) LAN
7 9 (2.66%) HTTP
7 9 (2.66%) Kerberos
8 8 (2.37%) SSL
9 7 (2.07%) DHCP
9 7 (2.07%) FIX Connectivity
9 7 (2.07%) Wireless
10 6 (1.78%) IKE
10 6 (1.78%) IPsec
11 5 (1.48%) Internet
11 5 (1.48%) NetScaler
12 4 (1.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.40%) Big Data
2 24 (7.10%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (5.92%) DB2
3 20 (5.92%) IBM InfoSphere
3 20 (5.92%) Oracle Database
3 20 (5.92%) Tableau
4 18 (5.33%) DataStage
5 16 (4.73%) SQL Server
6 15 (4.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 13 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (3.55%) Oracle Database 12c
8 12 (3.55%) Power BI
9 11 (3.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 11 (3.25%) Lumira
10 8 (2.37%) NoSQL
11 6 (1.78%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 6 (1.78%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.78%) Tableau Server
12 5 (1.48%) Tableau Desktop
Development Applications
1 30 (8.88%) PowerDesigner
2 29 (8.58%) JIRA
3 26 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 23 (6.80%) Jenkins
5 16 (4.73%) ERwin
6 15 (4.44%) TeamCity
7 13 (3.85%) Subversion
8 11 (3.25%) IBM UrbanCode
9 8 (2.37%) Bitbucket
9 8 (2.37%) Selenium
10 7 (2.07%) Eclipse
10 7 (2.07%) Maven
11 6 (1.78%) Artifactory
11 6 (1.78%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.78%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (1.78%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (1.18%) JMeter
13 4 (1.18%) Rational Robot
13 4 (1.18%) SoapUI
General
1 105 (31.07%) Finance
2 91 (26.92%) Banking
3 90 (26.63%) Social Skills
4 30 (8.88%) Investment Banking
5 24 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (6.21%) Front Office
7 18 (5.33%) Retail
8 11 (3.25%) Presentation Skills
9 10 (2.96%) Back Office
10 9 (2.66%) Public Sector
11 8 (2.37%) Telecoms
12 6 (1.78%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.78%) Games
12 6 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (1.48%) International Banking
13 5 (1.48%) Law
14 4 (1.18%) Marketing
15 3 (0.89%) Legal
16 2 (0.59%) Automotive
16 2 (0.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (21.60%) Architect
2 55 (16.27%) Developer
3 51 (15.09%) Analyst
4 27 (7.99%) Data Architect
5 24 (7.10%) Solutions Architect
6 23 (6.80%) Applications Support
7 18 (5.33%) Consultant
8 15 (4.44%) Administrator
8 15 (4.44%) Data Modeller
9 14 (4.14%) Python Developer
10 13 (3.85%) Azure Architect
11 12 (3.55%) Business Analyst
11 12 (3.55%) Support Analyst
12 11 (3.25%) Applications Support Analyst
12 11 (3.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 10 (2.96%) Data Analyst
13 10 (2.96%) DevOps Developer
13 10 (2.96%) Security Architect
14 9 (2.66%) Infrastructure Architect
14 9 (2.66%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (10.65%) XML
2 25 (7.40%) Middleware
3 24 (7.10%) Web Services
4 23 (6.80%) Kafka
5 18 (5.33%) HTML
5 18 (5.33%) JSON
5 18 (5.33%) LDAP
6 17 (5.03%) REST
7 16 (4.73%) J2EE
8 15 (4.44%) .NET
8 15 (4.44%) FIX Protocol
8 15 (4.44%) WebSphere MQ
9 9 (2.66%) JDBC
9 9 (2.66%) Node.js
10 8 (2.37%) AngularJS
10 8 (2.37%) EJB
10 8 (2.37%) JMS
10 8 (2.37%) OAuth
10 8 (2.37%) SOAP
10 8 (2.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.28%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.92%) Mainframe
3 18 (5.33%) Derivative
4 17 (5.03%) Private Cloud
5 16 (4.73%) Replication
6 14 (4.14%) Public Cloud
6 14 (4.14%) Virtual Team
7 13 (3.85%) PKI
8 12 (3.55%) Clustering
8 12 (3.55%) DataPower
9 11 (3.25%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (3.25%) Management Information System
10 10 (2.96%) Equity Risk
10 10 (2.96%) IBM Mainframe
11 9 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (2.37%) iSeries
13 6 (1.78%) Equities
13 6 (1.78%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 92 (27.22%) Linux
2 57 (16.86%) Windows
3 46 (13.61%) Unix
4 37 (10.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (7.99%) Windows Server
6 9 (2.66%) Windows Server 2019
6 9 (2.66%) zOS
7 8 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.37%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (2.07%) Solaris
8 7 (2.07%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.78%) AIX
10 5 (1.48%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (1.18%) MVS
11 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.89%) SUSE
12 3 (0.89%) VMS
13 2 (0.59%) CentOS
13 2 (0.59%) Fedora
14 1 (0.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (18.05%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (14.20%) DevOps
3 47 (13.91%) Migration
4 44 (13.02%) Data Modelling
5 41 (12.13%) CI/CD
6 38 (11.24%) Analytics
7 37 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
8 34 (10.06%) Master Data Management
9 31 (9.17%) Change Management
10 30 (8.88%) ETL
10 30 (8.88%) High Availability
11 28 (8.28%) Scrum
12 27 (7.99%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (7.40%) Disaster Recovery
13 25 (7.40%) Workflow
14 23 (6.80%) ITIL
15 21 (6.21%) Incident Management
15 21 (6.21%) Release Management
16 20 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
16 20 (5.92%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 95 (28.11%) SQL
2 69 (20.41%) Java
3 34 (10.06%) Python
4 28 (8.28%) PowerShell
5 27 (7.99%) JavaScript
6 20 (5.92%) Shell Script
7 18 (5.33%) Bash
8 13 (3.85%) C#
9 11 (3.25%) VBA
10 10 (2.96%) JCL
10 10 (2.96%) Perl
11 8 (2.37%) C
11 8 (2.37%) REXX
12 6 (1.78%) Assembly Language
12 6 (1.78%) CLIST
12 6 (1.78%) Go
13 5 (1.48%) C++
13 5 (1.48%) COBOL
14 4 (1.18%) Java 8
14 4 (1.18%) RPG
Qualifications
1 19 (5.62%) Degree
2 8 (2.37%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.37%) TOGAF Certification
3 5 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.18%) CCIE
4 4 (1.18%) CISSP
4 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.18%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.89%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.89%) MCSE
5 3 (0.89%) RHCA
6 2 (0.59%) APMG
6 2 (0.59%) CEH
6 2 (0.59%) GIAC
6 2 (0.59%) IBM Certification
6 2 (0.59%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.33%) GDPR
2 7 (2.07%) SLA
3 6 (1.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.48%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.18%) ISO 20022
6 3 (0.89%) Accessibility
6 3 (0.89%) ISO 15022
6 3 (0.89%) PMO
6 3 (0.89%) QA
7 2 (0.59%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (0.59%) COBIT
7 2 (0.59%) IFRS
7 2 (0.59%) ITGC
7 2 (0.59%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.30%) Basel III
8 1 (0.30%) COREP
8 1 (0.30%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 33 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (7.99%) Docker
3 23 (6.80%) Active Directory
4 20 (5.92%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (3.55%) vSphere
6 9 (2.66%) NFS
7 8 (2.37%) Hyper-V
7 8 (2.37%) RACF
8 7 (2.07%) vCloud
9 6 (1.78%) VMware NSX
9 6 (1.78%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.89%) SRDF
11 3 (0.89%) Time Sharing Option
11 3 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.59%) Veritas File System
12 2 (0.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.59%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 34 (10.06%) Kubernetes
2 27 (7.99%) Ansible
3 15 (4.44%) Puppet
3 15 (4.44%) Terraform
3 15 (4.44%) Tivoli
4 11 (3.25%) Control-M
4 11 (3.25%) Netcool
5 10 (2.96%) QRadar
6 9 (2.66%) ITRS Geneos
7 8 (2.37%) EMC NetWorker
7 8 (2.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (2.07%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 7 (2.07%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (1.78%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.18%) CA Service Virtualization
10 4 (1.18%) Nagios
10 4 (1.18%) vCenter Server
10 4 (1.18%) vRealize
11 3 (0.89%) Icinga
11 3 (0.89%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 84 (24.85%) Oracle
2 69 (20.41%) Microsoft
3 44 (13.02%) VMware
4 27 (7.99%) SAP
5 26 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 25 (7.40%) BiZZdesign
7 23 (6.80%) Splunk
8 20 (5.92%) Salesforce.com
9 19 (5.62%) CA
10 18 (5.33%) Citrix
11 16 (4.73%) Databricks
11 16 (4.73%) Google
12 14 (4.14%) EMC
12 14 (4.14%) ServiceNow
13 13 (3.85%) Cisco
14 11 (3.25%) Cognos
14 11 (3.25%) HP
14 11 (3.25%) Qualys
15 10 (2.96%) BMC
15 10 (2.96%) TIBCO