Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 226 183 150
Rank change year-on-year -43 -33 -5
Contract jobs citing IBM 552 710 753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.25% 1.55% 1.81%
As % of the Vendors category 3.14% 3.84% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 497 489
London median daily rate £500 £498 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% -0.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £350 £353 £325
90th Percentile £675 £660 £675
England median daily rate £464 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.06% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
London median hourly rate £61.38 £32.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.86% +103.13% -63.94%
10th Percentile £30.06 £31.25 £15.50
90th Percentile £92.90 £33.75 £16.50
England median hourly rate £41.00 £24.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +70.83% -33.33% -2.27%

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 17,580 18,476 17,897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.78% 40.34% 43.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,825 12,608 11,881
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £283 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 297 298 291
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +6.58% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.81 £11.78
90th Percentile £46.75 £47.83 £55.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 -23 102 £475 -3.06% 36
South London -5 16 £400 -27.27% 3
West London +18 15 £450 -25.00% 15
East London -31 3 - - 6
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 168 (30.43%) Finance
2 150 (27.17%) Java
3 134 (24.28%) Banking
4 121 (21.92%) SQL
5 115 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
6 105 (19.02%) WebSphere
7 99 (17.93%) Oracle
8 75 (13.59%) Unix
9 72 (13.04%) Microsoft
9 72 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
10 64 (11.59%) Windows
11 62 (11.23%) SQL Server
12 59 (10.69%) Linux
13 56 (10.14%) XML
14 50 (9.06%) DevOps
15 49 (8.88%) Python
16 45 (8.15%) Middleware
17 43 (7.79%) JIRA
17 43 (7.79%) Migration
18 42 (7.61%) JavaScript
19 41 (7.43%) ETL
19 41 (7.43%) Jenkins
20 40 (7.25%) IBM Integration Bus
20 40 (7.25%) Scrum
21 39 (7.07%) WebSphere MQ
22 38 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
22 38 (6.88%) Web Services
23 37 (6.70%) Tivoli
23 37 (6.70%) Node.js
24 36 (6.52%) DB2

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
1 105 (19.02%) WebSphere
2 17 (3.08%) WebLogic
3 16 (2.90%) CICS
4 13 (2.36%) Tomcat
5 12 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
5 12 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (1.81%) SAS
7 9 (1.63%) Apache
7 9 (1.63%) JBoss
8 8 (1.45%) Apache Spark
8 8 (1.45%) FileNet
8 8 (1.45%) MQSeries
8 8 (1.45%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.27%) CMS
9 7 (1.27%) Confluence
9 7 (1.27%) IBM Domino
10 4 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.72%) Appian
10 4 (0.72%) GlassFish
10 4 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.81%) Chatbot
3 8 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 26 (4.71%) Maximo
2 11 (1.99%) Cognos TM1
3 6 (1.09%) Actimize
3 6 (1.09%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.91%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.72%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 3 (0.54%) Magento
6 3 (0.54%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.54%) Unica
7 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.36%) SAP CAR
7 2 (0.36%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.18%) SAP MRS
8 1 (0.18%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 72 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (6.34%) IBM Cloud
3 32 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (2.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (1.99%) Apigee
5 11 (1.99%) PaaS
6 8 (1.45%) IBM Blueworks
6 8 (1.45%) OpenShift
6 8 (1.45%) SaaS
7 7 (1.27%) IaaS
7 7 (1.27%) Office 365
7 7 (1.27%) SoftLayer
8 4 (0.72%) Datadog
8 4 (0.72%) GitHub
8 4 (0.72%) Silverpop
9 3 (0.54%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.36%) Boomi
10 2 (0.36%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.99%) SAN
2 12 (2.17%) SNMP
3 10 (1.81%) SMTP
4 9 (1.63%) Firewall
5 7 (1.27%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.72%) DNS
6 4 (0.72%) Intranet
6 4 (0.72%) Network Security
6 4 (0.72%) SSL
7 3 (0.54%) HTTP
7 3 (0.54%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.36%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.36%) SSH
9 1 (0.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.18%) FlexRay
9 1 (0.18%) InfiniBand
9 1 (0.18%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.18%) NAS
9 1 (0.18%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (11.23%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.52%) DB2
3 31 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (5.43%) DataStage
5 26 (4.71%) Oracle Database
6 23 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (3.99%) Big Data
7 22 (3.99%) IBM InfoSphere
8 19 (3.44%) Hadoop
9 16 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (2.54%) Relational Database
12 13 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (2.36%) Power BI
13 12 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (1.63%) Apache Hive
15 9 (1.63%) MySQL
16 8 (1.45%) QlikView
17 7 (1.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 43 (7.79%) JIRA
2 41 (7.43%) Jenkins
3 29 (5.25%) Cucumber
4 20 (3.62%) Selenium
4 20 (3.62%) Subversion
5 19 (3.44%) Git (software)
6 18 (3.26%) Maven
7 16 (2.90%) Sonatype Nexus
8 15 (2.72%) Visual Studio
9 13 (2.36%) IBM UrbanCode
10 12 (2.17%) TeamCity
11 11 (1.99%) JUnit
11 11 (1.99%) SoapUI
12 9 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (1.45%) SpecFlow
14 7 (1.27%) Protractor
14 7 (1.27%) SilkTest
15 6 (1.09%) SonarQube
15 6 (1.09%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
16 5 (0.91%) Mocha
General
1 168 (30.43%) Finance
2 134 (24.28%) Banking
3 32 (5.80%) Retail
4 20 (3.62%) Marketing
5 19 (3.44%) Financial Institution
6 17 (3.08%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.63%) Retail Banking
8 8 (1.45%) Back Office
9 7 (1.27%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.09%) Front Office
11 5 (0.91%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.72%) Advertising
12 4 (0.72%) Electronics
13 3 (0.54%) German Language
13 3 (0.54%) Legal
13 3 (0.54%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.36%) Games
14 2 (0.36%) International Banking
14 2 (0.36%) Law
14 2 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 153 (27.72%) Developer
2 83 (15.04%) Architect
3 53 (9.60%) Analyst
4 48 (8.70%) Consultant
5 28 (5.07%) Business Analyst
6 26 (4.71%) Project Manager
7 20 (3.62%) Administrator
7 20 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (3.08%) Java Developer
9 15 (2.72%) SQL Developer
9 15 (2.72%) Technical Architect
10 13 (2.36%) DevOps Engineer
11 12 (2.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 12 (2.17%) DataStage Developer
11 12 (2.17%) Test Leader
12 11 (1.99%) Security Architect
12 11 (1.99%) Systems Administrator
13 10 (1.81%) E-Commerce Manager
13 10 (1.81%) E-Commerce Project Manager
13 10 (1.81%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (10.14%) XML
2 45 (8.15%) Middleware
3 40 (7.25%) IBM Integration Bus
4 39 (7.07%) WebSphere MQ
5 38 (6.88%) Web Services
6 37 (6.70%) Node.js
7 34 (6.16%) HTML
8 32 (5.80%) REST
9 30 (5.43%) Spring
10 29 (5.25%) SOAP
11 28 (5.07%) CSS
12 24 (4.35%) J2EE
13 21 (3.80%) XSLT
14 18 (3.26%) JSON
14 18 (3.26%) RESTful
15 17 (3.08%) Java EE
16 16 (2.90%) .NET
16 16 (2.90%) AngularJS
17 13 (2.36%) Kafka
18 11 (1.99%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.71%) Mainframe
2 23 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.08%) DataPower
4 16 (2.90%) Data Centre
5 15 (2.72%) Public Cloud
6 13 (2.36%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (1.99%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.63%) IBM Mainframe
9 8 (1.45%) CMDB
9 8 (1.45%) PKI
9 8 (1.45%) Replication
10 7 (1.27%) Fintech
11 6 (1.09%) Clustering
12 5 (0.91%) EMC VNX
12 5 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.91%) iPad
12 5 (0.91%) iSeries
12 5 (0.91%) User Experience
13 4 (0.72%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 75 (13.59%) Unix
2 64 (11.59%) Windows
3 59 (10.69%) Linux
4 28 (5.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (4.35%) Windows Server
6 14 (2.54%) zOS
7 11 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.45%) AIX
9 7 (1.27%) Solaris
10 5 (0.91%) SUSE
10 5 (0.91%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.72%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.54%) VMS
13 2 (0.36%) CentOS
13 2 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.18%) Android
14 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (9.06%) DevOps
3 43 (7.79%) Migration
4 41 (7.43%) ETL
5 40 (7.25%) Scrum
6 38 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
7 34 (6.16%) E-Commerce
8 33 (5.98%) Asset Management
9 32 (5.80%) TDD
10 30 (5.43%) Performance Tuning
11 28 (5.07%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (5.07%) ITIL
11 28 (5.07%) Microservices
12 27 (4.89%) Analytics
12 27 (4.89%) Problem-Solving
13 26 (4.71%) Project Management
14 24 (4.35%) Data Modelling
14 24 (4.35%) Kanban
15 23 (4.17%) Test Automation
15 23 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 150 (27.17%) Java
2 121 (21.92%) SQL
3 49 (8.88%) Python
4 42 (7.61%) JavaScript
5 19 (3.44%) T-SQL
6 18 (3.26%) C#
7 15 (2.72%) Bash Shell
7 15 (2.72%) COBOL
7 15 (2.72%) JCL
7 15 (2.72%) PL/SQL
7 15 (2.72%) PowerShell
7 15 (2.72%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.99%) Perl
8 11 (1.99%) VBA
9 10 (1.81%) Assembly Language
9 10 (1.81%) REXX
10 9 (1.63%) C
10 9 (1.63%) Ruby
11 8 (1.45%) C++
11 8 (1.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (3.44%) Degree
2 17 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.09%) MCSE
4 6 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 3 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.54%) CISSP
5 3 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.36%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (0.36%) ISEB
6 2 (0.36%) ISSAP
6 2 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.36%) RHCE
7 1 (0.18%) CAPM
7 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.53%) QA
2 13 (2.36%) PSD2
3 6 (1.09%) GDPR
4 5 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.91%) SLA
5 4 (0.72%) Actionable Recommendations
6 3 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.54%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 1 (0.18%) PMO
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) SEPA
7 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 23 (4.17%) Docker
2 18 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.54%) Active Directory
4 11 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.63%) Time Sharing Option
6 7 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.91%) HDFS
7 5 (0.91%) OpenAM
8 4 (0.72%) XenApp
9 3 (0.54%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.54%) NFS
9 3 (0.54%) RACF
9 3 (0.54%) vSphere
10 2 (0.36%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (6.70%) Tivoli
2 21 (3.80%) Ansible
3 19 (3.44%) Puppet
4 17 (3.08%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 15 (2.72%) Kubernetes
6 14 (2.54%) Control-M
7 12 (2.17%) NetBackup
8 11 (1.99%) Single Sign-On
9 10 (1.81%) Netcool
10 9 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (1.63%) QRadar
11 7 (1.27%) IBM BigFix
11 7 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (1.09%) Nagios
12 6 (1.09%) SCCM
13 5 (0.91%) Oozie
14 4 (0.72%) Consul
14 4 (0.72%) SnapMirror
14 4 (0.72%) SnapVault
14 4 (0.72%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 99 (17.93%) Oracle
2 72 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 34 (6.16%) SAP
4 29 (5.25%) VMware
5 28 (5.07%) Google
6 24 (4.35%) Splunk
7 23 (4.17%) Adobe
7 23 (4.17%) Red Hat
8 19 (3.44%) HP
9 18 (3.26%) Cognos
10 16 (2.90%) EMC
10 16 (2.90%) MuleSoft
11 14 (2.54%) NetApp
11 14 (2.54%) Syclo
11 14 (2.54%) TIBCO
12 13 (2.36%) Citrix
12 13 (2.36%) Tableau
13 8 (1.45%) IBM Sterling
13 8 (1.45%) Remedy
13 8 (1.45%) Veritas