Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 149 149
Rank change year-on-year -28 0 -34
Contract jobs citing IBM 715 751 731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.54% 1.79% 1.68%
As % of the Vendors category 3.82% 4.14% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 483 455
London median daily rate £499 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.25% +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £358 £325 £313
90th Percentile £659 £675 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
London median hourly rate £32.50 £16.00 £44.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.13% -63.94% +106.40%
10th Percentile £31.25 £15.50 £27.13
90th Percentile £33.75 £16.50 £67.63
England median hourly rate £24.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -31.43% -6.67% +18.95%

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 18,722 18,125 17,826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.28% 43.09% 41.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,797 12,033 11,733
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £265 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 296 330
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £53.13 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.72% -0.71% +6.06%

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 17 January 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
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 17 January 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 -19 114 £490 -2.00% 32
South London -22 23 £550 +33.33% 1
West London -11 12 £600 +26.32% 16
East London -25 4 £471 -20.17% 5
North London -8 3 £450 - 1
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for IBM.

1 246 (34.41%) Java
2 188 (26.29%) Finance
3 175 (24.48%) Oracle
4 174 (24.34%) Banking
5 170 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
6 163 (22.80%) Linux
7 147 (20.56%) WebSphere
8 137 (19.16%) SQL
9 122 (17.06%) Unix
10 108 (15.10%) Jenkins
11 99 (13.85%) DevOps
12 97 (13.57%) Microsoft
13 88 (12.31%) Windows
14 86 (12.03%) SQL Server
14 86 (12.03%) Python
15 77 (10.77%) REST
16 69 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
17 67 (9.37%) IBM Integration Bus
18 66 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
18 66 (9.23%) Web Services
19 65 (9.09%) XML
19 65 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 62 (8.67%) Open Source
20 62 (8.67%) JavaScript
21 61 (8.53%) J2EE
21 61 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
22 58 (8.11%) E-Commerce
22 58 (8.11%) SOAP
22 58 (8.11%) Big Data
23 57 (7.97%) Maven

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
1 147 (20.56%) WebSphere
2 45 (6.29%) Apache Spark
3 30 (4.20%) Apache
3 30 (4.20%) MQSeries
4 27 (3.78%) JBoss
5 26 (3.64%) Tomcat
6 19 (2.66%) WebLogic
7 17 (2.38%) Confluence
7 17 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
8 16 (2.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (1.82%) SAS
10 10 (1.40%) OpenStack
10 10 (1.40%) SharePoint
11 9 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.98%) CMS
12 7 (0.98%) IIS
12 7 (0.98%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.70%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.12%) SPSS
5 2 (0.28%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) HipChat
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (2.24%) Unica
2 15 (2.10%) Temenos T24
3 8 (1.12%) Maximo
4 7 (0.98%) Magento
5 4 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.42%) Misys Midas
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.28%) Loan IQ
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.28%) Salerio
7 2 (0.28%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.28%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.14%) Eikon
8 1 (0.14%) Kondor
8 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 66 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (7.13%) IBM Cloud
3 44 (6.15%) Bluemix
4 37 (5.17%) GitHub
5 20 (2.80%) Office 365
6 17 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
7 16 (2.24%) PaaS
8 15 (2.10%) SaaS
9 13 (1.82%) IaaS
10 6 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.84%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.84%) IBM Blueworks
11 5 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.70%) Serverless
12 4 (0.56%) Heroku
12 4 (0.56%) Sauce Labs
13 3 (0.42%) BrowserStack
13 3 (0.42%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 3 (0.42%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 40 (5.59%) Firewall
2 37 (5.17%) SAN
3 20 (2.80%) Internet
4 14 (1.96%) LDAP
4 14 (1.96%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
5 13 (1.82%) VLAN
6 12 (1.68%) iSCSI
6 12 (1.68%) Network Security
7 10 (1.40%) DNS
7 10 (1.40%) WAN
8 9 (1.26%) DHCP
8 9 (1.26%) FCoE
8 9 (1.26%) LAN
9 7 (0.98%) HTTP
9 7 (0.98%) VPN
10 6 (0.84%) Skype
10 6 (0.84%) SSL
10 6 (0.84%) VSAN
11 4 (0.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (12.03%) SQL Server
2 58 (8.11%) Big Data
3 54 (7.55%) Hadoop
4 52 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
5 46 (6.43%) PostgreSQL
6 39 (5.45%) DataStage
7 38 (5.31%) DB2
7 38 (5.31%) Relational Database
8 33 (4.62%) Oracle Database
9 32 (4.48%) Apache Hive
9 32 (4.48%) IBM InfoSphere
10 31 (4.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 29 (4.06%) Sqoop
12 28 (3.92%) MongoDB
13 24 (3.36%) NoSQL
14 22 (3.08%) MySQL
14 22 (3.08%) Power BI
14 22 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 21 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 17 (2.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 108 (15.10%) Jenkins
2 57 (7.97%) Maven
3 54 (7.55%) Git (software)
4 44 (6.15%) JIRA
5 38 (5.31%) Subversion
6 27 (3.78%) Cucumber
7 26 (3.64%) Ant
8 24 (3.36%) Sonatype Nexus
9 17 (2.38%) Gradle
10 15 (2.10%) JUnit
11 13 (1.82%) Selenium
12 12 (1.68%) Eclipse
12 12 (1.68%) ERwin
12 12 (1.68%) Mockito
13 10 (1.40%) CruiseControl
13 10 (1.40%) Hudson
13 10 (1.40%) IBM UrbanCode
14 7 (0.98%) Artifactory
14 7 (0.98%) Build Forge
14 7 (0.98%) TeamCity
General
1 188 (26.29%) Finance
2 174 (24.34%) Banking
3 39 (5.45%) Investment Banking
4 35 (4.90%) Retail
5 17 (2.38%) Back Office
6 16 (2.24%) Marketing
7 14 (1.96%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.68%) Games
9 10 (1.40%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.40%) Retail Banking
10 8 (1.12%) Advertising
10 8 (1.12%) Publishing
11 5 (0.70%) Billing
11 5 (0.70%) Electronics
11 5 (0.70%) Legal
11 5 (0.70%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.56%) Law
12 4 (0.56%) Prime Brokerage
13 3 (0.42%) Front Office
13 3 (0.42%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 175 (24.48%) Developer
2 112 (15.66%) Architect
3 75 (10.49%) Analyst
4 68 (9.51%) Consultant
5 57 (7.97%) Java Developer
6 41 (5.73%) Project Manager
7 36 (5.03%) Solutions Architect
8 24 (3.36%) Data Architect
9 22 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
10 20 (2.80%) Lead Architect
11 19 (2.66%) Business Analyst
11 19 (2.66%) E-Commerce Manager
11 19 (2.66%) E-Commerce Project Manager
11 19 (2.66%) Senior Developer
11 19 (2.66%) Support Analyst
12 18 (2.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 18 (2.52%) SQL Developer
13 17 (2.38%) Banking Analyst
13 17 (2.38%) Data Engineer
14 16 (2.24%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (10.77%) REST
2 67 (9.37%) IBM Integration Bus
3 66 (9.23%) Web Services
4 65 (9.09%) XML
5 61 (8.53%) J2EE
6 58 (8.11%) SOAP
7 55 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
8 53 (7.41%) Middleware
8 53 (7.41%) Spring
9 50 (6.99%) Kafka
10 47 (6.57%) HTML
11 41 (5.73%) .NET
12 30 (4.20%) PySpark
13 28 (3.92%) HTML5
13 28 (3.92%) JMS
14 27 (3.78%) XSLT
15 26 (3.64%) Node.js
16 25 (3.50%) JSON
17 22 (3.08%) AngularJS
17 22 (3.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 69 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.06%) Data Centre
3 28 (3.92%) DataPower
4 27 (3.78%) Clustering
5 18 (2.52%) Mainframe
5 18 (2.52%) SWIFT
6 17 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 15 (2.10%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.82%) iSeries
9 12 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.40%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.40%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (1.26%) N-Tier
12 8 (1.12%) IBM Mainframe
12 8 (1.12%) Linked Data
12 8 (1.12%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.12%) PKI
12 8 (1.12%) Robotics
13 7 (0.98%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 163 (22.80%) Linux
2 122 (17.06%) Unix
3 88 (12.31%) Windows
4 65 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (5.31%) Windows Server
6 34 (4.76%) Solaris
7 28 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (3.50%) AIX
9 13 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (1.54%) CentOS
11 10 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (1.26%) HPUX
13 5 (0.70%) MVS
14 4 (0.56%) NetWare
14 4 (0.56%) SUSE
15 3 (0.42%) Android
15 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.28%) zOS
17 1 (0.14%) Debian
17 1 (0.14%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (13.85%) DevOps
3 62 (8.67%) Open Source
4 61 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
5 58 (8.11%) E-Commerce
6 55 (7.69%) Data Modelling
7 54 (7.55%) SOA
8 53 (7.41%) TDD
9 52 (7.27%) Scrum
10 51 (7.13%) ETL
11 46 (6.43%) Project Management
12 45 (6.29%) Migration
13 41 (5.73%) Analytics
13 41 (5.73%) ITIL
14 40 (5.59%) Microservices
15 36 (5.03%) Continuous Improvement
16 35 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
17 32 (4.48%) BDD
18 31 (4.34%) Stakeholder Management
19 30 (4.20%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 246 (34.41%) Java
2 137 (19.16%) SQL
3 86 (12.03%) Python
4 62 (8.67%) JavaScript
5 44 (6.15%) Shell Script
6 37 (5.17%) Perl
7 30 (4.20%) Ruby
8 23 (3.22%) C++
8 23 (3.22%) PL/SQL
8 23 (3.22%) T-SQL
9 16 (2.24%) C#
10 13 (1.82%) PowerShell
10 13 (1.82%) R
11 12 (1.68%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.54%) XPath
13 10 (1.40%) JCL
13 10 (1.40%) Jython
13 10 (1.40%) PHP
14 9 (1.26%) RPG
15 8 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (4.48%) Security Cleared
2 22 (3.08%) SC Cleared
3 18 (2.52%) Degree
4 10 (1.40%) ISTQB
5 9 (1.26%) ISEB
6 6 (0.84%) PMP
7 4 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.42%) IBM Certification
8 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.28%) ACCA
9 2 (0.28%) CCNA
9 2 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.28%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.28%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.28%) SAP Certification
9 2 (0.28%) VCAP
10 1 (0.14%) HP ASE
10 1 (0.14%) MCITP
10 1 (0.14%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.38%) QA
2 16 (2.24%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.54%) MiFID
4 8 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.56%) GDPR
6 3 (0.42%) SLA
7 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.28%) PSD2
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (6.01%) Docker
1 43 (6.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (4.48%) HDFS
3 30 (4.20%) Apache Flume
4 27 (3.78%) Active Directory
5 17 (2.38%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.82%) XenApp
7 10 (1.40%) vSphere
8 8 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.98%) Platform Symphony
10 6 (0.84%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.56%) NFS
11 4 (0.56%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.28%) Time Sharing Option
12 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.28%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 43 (6.01%) Puppet
2 31 (4.34%) Ambari
2 31 (4.34%) Ansible
2 31 (4.34%) Hadoop YARN
3 30 (4.20%) Oozie
4 17 (2.38%) Kubernetes
4 17 (2.38%) Tivoli
5 13 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.54%) SCCM
7 10 (1.40%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
9 6 (0.84%) HP Fortify
10 5 (0.70%) Nagios
11 4 (0.56%) QRadar
12 3 (0.42%) CA Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.42%) Rancher
12 3 (0.42%) TIBCO Hawk
12 3 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 2 (0.28%) Nessus
Vendors
1 175 (24.48%) Oracle
2 97 (13.57%) Microsoft
3 54 (7.55%) VMware
4 47 (6.57%) HP
5 42 (5.87%) Red Hat
6 36 (5.03%) SAP
7 35 (4.90%) Tableau
8 30 (4.20%) Citrix
9 27 (3.78%) TIBCO
10 20 (2.80%) Cognos
11 19 (2.66%) Cisco
11 19 (2.66%) Sybase
12 18 (2.52%) hybris
12 18 (2.52%) Teradata
13 17 (2.38%) Dell
14 16 (2.24%) Informatica
14 16 (2.24%) Splunk
15 14 (1.96%) ATG
15 14 (1.96%) MuleSoft
15 14 (1.96%) Temenos