Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 279 210 172
Rank change year-on-year -69 -38 -32
Contract jobs citing IBM 312 602 743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.87% 1.31% 1.61%
As % of the Vendors category 2.13% 3.26% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 360 507
London median daily rate £488 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £328 £350 £354
90th Percentile £688 £688 £650
England median daily rate £463 £459 £450
% change year-on-year +0.76% +2.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
London median hourly rate - £22.26 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.27% +48.44%
England median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £23.88
% change year-on-year -17.50% +67.54% -33.68%

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 14,623 18,481 18,787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.66% 40.13% 40.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,984 12,520 12,765
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £265 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £450 £450 £445
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 314 295
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.19 £46.99 £47.83
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +8.57% +1.45% +1.47%

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 19 November 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
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 19 November 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 -29 52 £475 +1.17% 28
East London +31 17 £575 -8.91% 5
South London +27 14 £463 +15.63% 3
West London +21 7 £525 +16.67% 12
North London - 5 £525 -
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 114 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (28.21%) Finance
3 86 (27.56%) Java
4 76 (24.36%) SQL
5 66 (21.15%) Linux
6 65 (20.83%) Oracle
7 59 (18.91%) WebSphere
8 57 (18.27%) AWS
9 54 (17.31%) Scrum
10 45 (14.42%) DevOps
11 43 (13.78%) ETL
12 42 (13.46%) Python
12 42 (13.46%) Banking
13 41 (13.14%) JIRA
13 41 (13.14%) Windows
14 39 (12.50%) DB2
15 38 (12.18%) E-Commerce
15 38 (12.18%) Microsoft
16 34 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
17 33 (10.58%) Azure
18 32 (10.26%) Jenkins
19 31 (9.94%) Microservices
19 31 (9.94%) Git (software)
19 31 (9.94%) Informatica
20 30 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
21 29 (9.29%) IBM InfoSphere
21 29 (9.29%) DataStage
21 29 (9.29%) Unit Testing
21 29 (9.29%) Retail
22 28 (8.97%) Data Modelling

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 59 (18.91%) WebSphere
2 25 (8.01%) Apache Spark
3 11 (3.53%) SAS
4 10 (3.21%) IIS
5 9 (2.88%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (2.56%) FileNet
7 7 (2.24%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.92%) CMS
8 6 (1.92%) Confluence
9 5 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.28%) Apache
11 3 (0.96%) Apache Qpid
11 3 (0.96%) CICS
11 3 (0.96%) Mule
11 3 (0.96%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.64%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.64%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.64%) WildFly
Applications
1 19 (6.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.21%) Photoshop
2 10 (3.21%) Sketch
3 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.32%) SPSS
5 1 (0.32%) Stata
Business Applications
1 18 (5.77%) Magento
2 14 (4.49%) Shopify
3 6 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.28%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.96%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.96%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.64%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.32%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.32%) Maximo
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.32%) SunGard Martini
7 1 (0.32%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 57 (18.27%) AWS
2 33 (10.58%) Azure
3 15 (4.81%) Amazon S3
3 15 (4.81%) CloudFront
4 14 (4.49%) Amazon Kinesis
4 14 (4.49%) AWS Lambda
4 14 (4.49%) Serverless
5 12 (3.85%) Amazon EKS
5 12 (3.85%) IBM Cloud
6 9 (2.88%) GCP
7 7 (2.24%) GitHub
7 7 (2.24%) IaaS
7 7 (2.24%) Office 365
8 6 (1.92%) PaaS
8 6 (1.92%) SaaS
9 5 (1.60%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (1.60%) OpenShift
9 5 (1.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 4 (1.28%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.96%) AWS IoT
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.53%) Firewall
2 10 (3.21%) SAN
3 7 (2.24%) NAS
4 4 (1.28%) DNS
4 4 (1.28%) FTP
4 4 (1.28%) Internet
4 4 (1.28%) SSH
4 4 (1.28%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.96%) AMQP
5 3 (0.96%) HTTP
5 3 (0.96%) VLAN
5 3 (0.96%) VPN
6 2 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.64%) LAN
6 2 (0.64%) Network Security
6 2 (0.64%) SSL
6 2 (0.64%) WAN
6 2 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.32%) MPLS
7 1 (0.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (12.50%) DB2
2 29 (9.29%) DataStage
2 29 (9.29%) IBM InfoSphere
3 28 (8.97%) SQL Server
4 26 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (6.09%) NoSQL
6 17 (5.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 17 (5.45%) Relational Database
7 16 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (4.81%) Oracle Database
9 12 (3.85%) Amazon Redshift
10 10 (3.21%) Hadoop
11 9 (2.88%) Amazon Athena
11 9 (2.88%) Neo4j
11 9 (2.88%) RDBMS
11 9 (2.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 8 (2.56%) MySQL
13 7 (2.24%) MongoDB
14 5 (1.60%) Oracle Database 12c
14 5 (1.60%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 41 (13.14%) JIRA
2 32 (10.26%) Jenkins
3 31 (9.94%) Git (software)
4 10 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (2.88%) Grunt
5 9 (2.88%) Jasmine
5 9 (2.88%) Karma Test Runner
5 9 (2.88%) Vagrant
6 7 (2.24%) IBM UrbanCode
7 6 (1.92%) GitLab
7 6 (1.92%) Selenium
8 5 (1.60%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.60%) Maven
8 5 (1.60%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.96%) JUnit
9 3 (0.96%) Subversion
9 3 (0.96%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.64%) ERwin
10 2 (0.64%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.64%) TestNG
General
1 88 (28.21%) Finance
2 42 (13.46%) Banking
3 29 (9.29%) Retail
4 24 (7.69%) Games
5 11 (3.53%) Public Sector
6 5 (1.60%) Publishing
7 4 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.28%) Marketing
7 4 (1.28%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.96%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.64%) Back Office
9 2 (0.64%) Billing
9 2 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.64%) Front Office
9 2 (0.64%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Electronics
10 1 (0.32%) German Language
10 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Legal
10 1 (0.32%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 80 (25.64%) Developer
2 38 (12.18%) Architect
3 35 (11.22%) Analyst
4 28 (8.97%) Administrator
5 25 (8.01%) DevOps Engineer
6 22 (7.05%) DataStage Developer
7 18 (5.77%) Consultant
8 16 (5.13%) ETL Developer
9 15 (4.81%) Project Manager
10 14 (4.49%) AWS DevOps
10 14 (4.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 14 (4.49%) AWS Engineer
11 12 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (3.53%) E-Commerce Manager
13 10 (3.21%) Data Analyst
13 10 (3.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 10 (3.21%) Platform Engineer
14 9 (2.88%) E-Commerce Project Manager
15 7 (2.24%) AS400 Operator
15 7 (2.24%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.97%) Kafka
2 23 (7.37%) CSS
3 21 (6.73%) React
4 20 (6.41%) Middleware
4 20 (6.41%) Node.js
4 20 (6.41%) Web Services
5 18 (5.77%) AngularJS
5 18 (5.77%) HTML
5 18 (5.77%) REST
5 18 (5.77%) RESTful
6 17 (5.45%) IBM Integration Bus
7 14 (4.49%) RabbitMQ
7 14 (4.49%) Spring
8 13 (4.17%) J2EE
8 13 (4.17%) SOAP
9 12 (3.85%) JSP
9 12 (3.85%) Spark Streaming
9 12 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (3.53%) Sass
11 10 (3.21%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.17%) AS400
4 12 (3.85%) User Experience
4 12 (3.85%) W3C
5 11 (3.53%) Mainframe
5 11 (3.53%) Replication
6 9 (2.88%) Analytical Mindset
6 9 (2.88%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.24%) Clustering
8 5 (1.60%) DataPower
8 5 (1.60%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (1.60%) iSeries
8 5 (1.60%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.28%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.28%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.28%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.96%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 66 (21.15%) Linux
2 41 (13.14%) Windows
3 25 (8.01%) AIX
4 21 (6.73%) Unix
5 20 (6.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.85%) Windows Server
7 8 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.24%) zOS
9 6 (1.92%) Solaris
9 6 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.60%) VMS
10 5 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.96%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.96%) CentOS
11 3 (0.96%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.64%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.64%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.64%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (17.31%) Scrum
3 45 (14.42%) DevOps
4 43 (13.78%) ETL
5 38 (12.18%) E-Commerce
6 34 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (9.94%) Microservices
8 30 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
9 29 (9.29%) Unit Testing
10 28 (8.97%) Analytics
10 28 (8.97%) Data Modelling
11 27 (8.65%) Migration
12 25 (8.01%) Project Management
13 24 (7.69%) TDD
14 21 (6.73%) OOP
14 21 (6.73%) Project Delivery
15 18 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
16 17 (5.45%) Kanban
16 17 (5.45%) OO
16 17 (5.45%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 86 (27.56%) Java
2 76 (24.36%) SQL
3 42 (13.46%) Python
4 23 (7.37%) JavaScript
5 18 (5.77%) Shell Script
6 13 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 12 (3.85%) C++
8 10 (3.21%) Bash Shell
9 9 (2.88%) Perl
9 9 (2.88%) Scala
9 9 (2.88%) TypeScript
10 8 (2.56%) Ruby
11 7 (2.24%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.92%) C
13 5 (1.60%) VB
14 4 (1.28%) C#
14 4 (1.28%) Java 8
14 4 (1.28%) XPath
15 3 (0.96%) Assembly Language
15 3 (0.96%) RPG
Qualifications
1 25 (8.01%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.41%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.13%) AWS Certification
4 9 (2.88%) Degree
5 6 (1.92%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.64%) CISSP
7 2 (0.64%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.64%) MBA
8 1 (0.32%) ACCA
8 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.32%) CCNA
8 1 (0.32%) CIMA
8 1 (0.32%) CISA
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.32%) CISM
8 1 (0.32%) ISEB
8 1 (0.32%) PhD
8 1 (0.32%) RHCE
8 1 (0.32%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.53%) QA
2 3 (0.96%) SLA
2 3 (0.96%) WCAG
3 2 (0.64%) HIPAA
3 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (0.64%) NIST
3 2 (0.64%) PMO
3 2 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.32%) GDPR
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.32%) ITGC
4 1 (0.32%) P3O
System Software
1 25 (8.01%) Docker
2 19 (6.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 9 (2.88%) VirtualBox
4 8 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.92%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.28%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.28%) OpenAM
6 4 (1.28%) OpenDJ
6 4 (1.28%) OpenIDM
7 3 (0.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.96%) vSphere
8 2 (0.64%) OCFS2
8 2 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.64%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (0.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.32%) Gluster
9 1 (0.32%) KVM
9 1 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (8.65%) Tivoli
2 21 (6.73%) Kubernetes
3 19 (6.09%) Ansible
4 12 (3.85%) Puppet
5 9 (2.88%) Docker Swarm
5 9 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.88%) Terraform
6 5 (1.60%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.28%) Nagios
7 4 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.96%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.96%) Graphite
8 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.96%) SCCM
9 2 (0.64%) Control-M
9 2 (0.64%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.64%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.64%) Netcool
9 2 (0.64%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 65 (20.83%) Oracle
2 38 (12.18%) Microsoft
3 31 (9.94%) Informatica
4 26 (8.33%) SAP
5 23 (7.37%) Cognos
6 21 (6.73%) hybris
6 21 (6.73%) IBM Sterling
7 16 (5.13%) HP
7 16 (5.13%) Red Hat
8 13 (4.17%) VMware
9 11 (3.53%) Citrix
9 11 (3.53%) EMC
9 11 (3.53%) Talend
10 10 (3.21%) Google
10 10 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (3.21%) Splunk
10 10 (3.21%) TIBCO
11 9 (2.88%) Cloudera
11 9 (2.88%) Hortonworks
11 9 (2.88%) Palantir