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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 133 97
Rank change year-on-year -20 -36  
Contract jobs citing IBM 343 412 525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.65% 1.90% 2.24%
As % of the Vendors category 4.01% 4.59% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 259 297
Median daily rate £500 £435 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.94% -8.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £295 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £401
% change year-on-year - -0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Median hourly rate £22.58 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.56% -11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.64 £40.00 £13.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.52 £40.00 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £28.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.94% -24.00%  

IBM is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 8559 8971 10328
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 41.29% 41.33% 44.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5792 6194 6826
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £603 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 115 257
Median hourly rate £23.75 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.00% -6.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.65 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing IBM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -7 59 £498 +17.05% 18
Docklands, London 0 4 £575 +4.54%
Croydon -3 4 £525 +16.66%
Bromley +5 3 £575 +35.29%
Canary Wharf - 3 - -
Hayes - 2 £350 -
Greenford - 1 £344 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £600 - 1
Westminster - 1 - -
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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.

1 226 (33.53%) Java
2 214 (31.75%) Oracle
3 202 (29.97%) Finance
4 182 (27.00%) WebSphere
5 175 (25.96%) Linux
6 156 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
7 154 (22.85%) SQL
8 153 (22.70%) Unix
9 146 (21.66%) Banking
10 110 (16.32%) Windows
11 92 (13.65%) Microsoft
12 91 (13.50%) AIX
13 90 (13.35%) Middleware
13 90 (13.35%) DevOps
14 89 (13.20%) Web Services
15 85 (12.61%) Migration
16 80 (11.87%) Retail
17 78 (11.57%) SQL Server
18 77 (11.42%) Puppet
19 76 (11.28%) Solaris
19 76 (11.28%) WebSphere MQ
20 71 (10.53%) VMware
21 69 (10.24%) XML
21 69 (10.24%) DB2
22 67 (9.94%) SOAP
23 64 (9.50%) JavaScript
24 61 (9.05%) IBM Integration Bus
25 59 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
26 57 (8.46%) Oracle Database
27 55 (8.16%) E-Commerce

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
1 182 (27.00%) WebSphere
2 47 (6.97%) Apache
3 28 (4.15%) JBoss
4 26 (3.86%) WebSphere Application Server
5 23 (3.41%) Confluence
6 22 (3.26%) IIS
7 21 (3.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 19 (2.82%) MQSeries
8 19 (2.82%) SAS
8 19 (2.82%) Tomcat
9 16 (2.37%) WebLogic
10 14 (2.08%) Apache Spark
10 14 (2.08%) Mule
11 13 (1.93%) OpenStack
12 12 (1.78%) Cloud Foundry
13 10 (1.48%) CMS
14 8 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 8 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (1.19%) WebSphere Portal
15 7 (1.04%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 29 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (3.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (2.37%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (1.19%) SPSS
6 3 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.78%) Magento
1 12 (1.78%) Unica
2 10 (1.48%) Maximo
3 9 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (1.19%) Cognos TM1
5 7 (1.04%) Adobe Campaign
5 7 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.89%) Fredhopper
7 5 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.59%) ION MarketView
9 3 (0.45%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 3 (0.45%) Temenos T24
10 2 (0.30%) Eikon
10 2 (0.30%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.30%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.15%) FileNet Content Manager
11 1 (0.15%) RMDS
11 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 43 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (4.30%) IBM Cloud
3 24 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (2.97%) Bluemix
6 14 (2.08%) SoftLayer
7 11 (1.63%) PaaS
8 10 (1.48%) Office 365
9 9 (1.34%) GitHub
10 7 (1.04%) SaaS
11 6 (0.89%) IaaS
12 5 (0.74%) Akamai
13 4 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.59%) IBM Blueworks
14 3 (0.45%) Slack
14 3 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.30%) CloudFront
15 2 (0.30%) Force.com
16 1 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 52 (7.72%) SAN
2 46 (6.82%) Firewall
3 33 (4.90%) DNS
4 28 (4.15%) TCP/IP
5 26 (3.86%) HTTP
6 21 (3.12%) LDAP
7 18 (2.67%) FTP
8 14 (2.08%) SSL
9 9 (1.34%) NAS
10 8 (1.19%) Network Security
11 6 (0.89%) DHCP
11 6 (0.89%) LAN
11 6 (0.89%) SMS
11 6 (0.89%) SMTP
11 6 (0.89%) SNMP
11 6 (0.89%) WAN
12 5 (0.74%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (0.74%) Multicast
12 5 (0.74%) SSH
13 4 (0.59%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (11.57%) SQL Server
2 69 (10.24%) DB2
3 57 (8.46%) Oracle Database
4 40 (5.93%) Relational Database
5 33 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
6 32 (4.75%) Big Data
7 31 (4.60%) Hadoop
8 23 (3.41%) RDBMS
9 21 (3.12%) IBM InfoSphere
9 21 (3.12%) NoSQL
10 18 (2.67%) DataStage
11 14 (2.08%) DbVisualizer
12 13 (1.93%) Adabas
12 13 (1.93%) MySQL
13 11 (1.63%) MariaDB
14 10 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (1.48%) QlikView
15 9 (1.34%) HBase
15 9 (1.34%) MarkLogic
16 7 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 49 (7.27%) Jenkins
2 45 (6.68%) JIRA
3 36 (5.34%) Git (software)
4 31 (4.60%) Maven
5 30 (4.45%) Cucumber
6 29 (4.30%) TeamCity
7 22 (3.26%) Selenium
8 19 (2.82%) Subversion
9 15 (2.23%) Gradle
10 14 (2.08%) Ant
11 13 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (1.78%) HP UFT
12 12 (1.78%) JUnit
12 12 (1.78%) WebDriver
13 10 (1.48%) Mockito
14 9 (1.34%) Octopus Deploy
15 8 (1.19%) ERwin
16 7 (1.04%) Hudson
16 7 (1.04%) Visual Studio
17 6 (0.89%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 202 (29.97%) Finance
2 146 (21.66%) Banking
3 80 (11.87%) Retail
4 30 (4.45%) Marketing
5 28 (4.15%) Investment Banking
6 23 (3.41%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.08%) Games
8 11 (1.63%) Front Office
8 11 (1.63%) Legal
9 9 (1.34%) Advertising
9 9 (1.34%) International Banking
9 9 (1.34%) Prime Brokerage
10 8 (1.19%) Electronics
10 8 (1.19%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.04%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.74%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.74%) Law
13 4 (0.59%) Publishing
14 3 (0.45%) Back Office
14 3 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 157 (23.29%) Developer
2 97 (14.39%) Architect
3 75 (11.13%) Consultant
4 67 (9.94%) Analyst
5 49 (7.27%) Java Developer
6 39 (5.79%) DevOps Engineer
7 31 (4.60%) AIX Engineer
8 30 (4.45%) Unix Engineer
9 24 (3.56%) Solutions Architect
10 22 (3.26%) Designer
11 21 (3.12%) Solaris Engineer
12 20 (2.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 20 (2.97%) Systems Engineer
13 19 (2.82%) Senior Developer
14 18 (2.67%) Technical Architect
15 17 (2.52%) Unix Systems Engineer
16 16 (2.37%) BPM Developer
16 16 (2.37%) Linux Engineer
17 15 (2.23%) Data Architect
17 15 (2.23%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (13.35%) Middleware
2 89 (13.20%) Web Services
3 76 (11.28%) WebSphere MQ
4 69 (10.24%) XML
5 67 (9.94%) SOAP
6 61 (9.05%) IBM Integration Bus
7 54 (8.01%) REST
7 54 (8.01%) RESTful
8 49 (7.27%) J2EE
9 39 (5.79%) HTML
9 39 (5.79%) Spring
10 33 (4.90%) .NET
11 30 (4.45%) JMS
12 29 (4.30%) XSLT
13 22 (3.26%) CSS
14 21 (3.12%) Hibernate
14 21 (3.12%) JSON
14 21 (3.12%) Spring MVC
15 20 (2.97%) HTML5
16 18 (2.67%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.79%) Data Centre
3 38 (5.64%) Mainframe
4 28 (4.15%) DataPower
5 23 (3.41%) iSeries
6 22 (3.26%) Computer Science
7 17 (2.52%) Management Information System
8 15 (2.23%) IBM Mainframe
8 15 (2.23%) Private Cloud
8 15 (2.23%) Tandem
9 14 (2.08%) SWIFT
10 13 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 13 (1.93%) Replication
10 13 (1.93%) User Experience
11 12 (1.78%) Equities
12 11 (1.63%) Derivative
13 10 (1.48%) Credit Risk
14 9 (1.34%) Fixed Income
14 9 (1.34%) PKI
15 8 (1.19%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 175 (25.96%) Linux
2 153 (22.70%) Unix
3 110 (16.32%) Windows
4 91 (13.50%) AIX
5 76 (11.28%) Solaris
6 39 (5.79%) Windows Server
7 24 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (3.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 20 (2.97%) zOS
9 18 (2.67%) SUSE
10 17 (2.52%) Oracle Linux
11 11 (1.63%) Apple iOS
11 11 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (1.04%) CentOS
14 5 (0.74%) VMS
15 3 (0.45%) Android
15 3 (0.45%) OS/390
15 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (13.35%) DevOps
3 85 (12.61%) Migration
4 55 (8.16%) E-Commerce
5 53 (7.86%) Data Modelling
5 53 (7.86%) Scrum
6 52 (7.72%) Analytics
6 52 (7.72%) SOA
7 48 (7.12%) Open Source
8 45 (6.68%) TDD
9 43 (6.38%) Change Management
9 43 (6.38%) ITIL
10 38 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
11 37 (5.49%) ETL
12 34 (5.04%) High Availability
13 33 (4.90%) SDLC
14 32 (4.75%) Enterprise Architecture
14 32 (4.75%) OO
15 31 (4.60%) Test Automation
16 30 (4.45%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 226 (33.53%) Java
2 154 (22.85%) SQL
3 64 (9.50%) JavaScript
4 39 (5.79%) Perl
5 34 (5.04%) Bash Shell
6 30 (4.45%) Python
7 29 (4.30%) Shell Script
8 25 (3.71%) PowerShell
9 22 (3.26%) C++
10 20 (2.97%) C
11 19 (2.82%) JCL
11 19 (2.82%) PL/SQL
12 14 (2.08%) Scala
12 14 (2.08%) XPath
13 13 (1.93%) C#
14 11 (1.63%) Korn
14 11 (1.63%) VB
15 9 (1.34%) R
16 6 (0.89%) PHP
17 5 (0.74%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 52 (7.72%) Security Cleared
2 41 (6.08%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.15%) Degree
4 10 (1.48%) ISTQB
5 9 (1.34%) CISSP
5 9 (1.34%) ISEB
5 9 (1.34%) Master's Degree
6 6 (0.89%) CISM
7 5 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.74%) CISA
7 5 (0.74%) IBM Certification
8 4 (0.59%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.45%) PMP
10 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.15%) CCDP
11 1 (0.15%) CEH
11 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.15%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.67%) QA
2 15 (2.23%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.63%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.19%) SLA
5 7 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.89%) SEPA
7 5 (0.74%) FedRAMP
7 5 (0.74%) GDPR
8 4 (0.59%) GPG13
8 4 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.45%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.15%) ISO 15022
10 1 (0.15%) MiFID
10 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 43 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (4.75%) Docker
3 25 (3.71%) Active Directory
4 21 (3.12%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (2.67%) Time Sharing Option
6 12 (1.78%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (1.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 11 (1.63%) vSphere
8 8 (1.19%) Hyper-V
8 8 (1.19%) NFS
9 7 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.89%) XenApp
10 6 (0.89%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.74%) Apache Flume
11 5 (0.74%) OpenSSH
12 4 (0.59%) HDFS
12 4 (0.59%) SRDF
12 4 (0.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (0.45%) Veritas File System
13 3 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 77 (11.42%) Puppet
2 29 (4.30%) Tivoli
3 23 (3.41%) Ansible
4 16 (2.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 15 (2.23%) Nagios
6 13 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.48%) Kubernetes
7 10 (1.48%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 6 (0.89%) Control-M
8 6 (0.89%) IBM BigFix
9 5 (0.74%) Kibana
9 5 (0.74%) logstash
10 4 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.59%) ITRS Geneos
10 4 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.59%) QRadar
10 4 (0.59%) Terraform
11 3 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.45%) OpenView
11 3 (0.45%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 214 (31.75%) Oracle
2 92 (13.65%) Microsoft
3 71 (10.53%) VMware
4 49 (7.27%) HP
5 41 (6.08%) SAP
6 39 (5.79%) IBM Sterling
7 31 (4.60%) Informatica
8 29 (4.30%) Adobe
9 26 (3.86%) TIBCO
10 25 (3.71%) hybris
11 22 (3.26%) Citrix
11 22 (3.26%) Red Hat
12 21 (3.12%) Sybase
13 20 (2.97%) Cognos
14 19 (2.82%) Pega
15 18 (2.67%) Cisco
15 18 (2.67%) Splunk
16 17 (2.52%) ATG
16 17 (2.52%) Symantec
17 16 (2.37%) Bloomberg
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