Period
to 17 September 2021

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 September 2021 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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 261 223 276
Rank change year-on-year -38 +53 -70
Contract jobs citing IBM 335 142 378
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.00% 1.05% 0.97%
As % of the Vendors category 2.61% 2.58% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 88 248
10th Percentile £414 £361 £354
25th Percentile £465 £406 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £456 £500
Median % change year-on-year +20.55% -8.75% -
75th Percentile £650 £575 £588
90th Percentile £713 £638 £679
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
England median hourly rate £50.50 £32.75 £42.25
% change year-on-year +54.20% -22.49% +106.10%

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 12,847 5,514 15,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.41% 40.84% 39.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,718 3,735 10,504
10th Percentile £340 £306 £275
25th Percentile £440 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £625 £588
90th Percentile £725 £720 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 45 243
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.72 £12.50
25th Percentile £15.38 £17.00 £15.55
Median hourly rate £24.35 £27.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -9.81% +31.71% +5.13%
75th Percentile £42.94 £47.25 £29.96
90th Percentile £55.63 £51.21 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +9.13%

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 17 September 2021.

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 17 September 2021. 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 -37 36 £481 -10.47% 13
East London -10 2 £465 -2.11% 2
West London -18 2 £660 +46.56% 1
South London -2 1 £650 +44.44%
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, 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 93 (27.76%) Finance
2 91 (27.16%) Java
2 91 (27.16%) SQL
2 91 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (26.57%) Social Skills
4 85 (25.37%) Azure
5 80 (23.88%) Oracle
6 76 (22.69%) Linux
7 75 (22.39%) Banking
8 71 (21.19%) AWS
9 70 (20.90%) DevOps
9 70 (20.90%) Windows
10 50 (14.93%) Python
11 46 (13.73%) VMware
12 44 (13.13%) WebSphere
12 44 (13.13%) Data Modelling
13 42 (12.54%) Microsoft
13 42 (12.54%) Ansible
14 41 (12.24%) Analytics
15 39 (11.64%) Docker
15 39 (11.64%) Kubernetes
16 38 (11.34%) Jenkins
17 37 (11.04%) Master Data Management
18 35 (10.45%) GCP
18 35 (10.45%) Splunk
18 35 (10.45%) Firewall
19 34 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
19 34 (10.15%) Microservices
20 33 (9.85%) Unix
21 32 (9.55%) PowerDesigner

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 44 (13.13%) WebSphere
2 30 (8.96%) Apache Spark
3 17 (5.07%) Oracle Coherence
4 15 (4.48%) Confluence
4 15 (4.48%) SharePoint
5 14 (4.18%) Apache
6 11 (3.28%) CICS
7 10 (2.99%) Tomcat
8 9 (2.69%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (2.39%) FileNet
9 8 (2.39%) IIS
10 7 (2.09%) MQSeries
10 7 (2.09%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (1.19%) CMS
11 4 (1.19%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.90%) Appian
12 3 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.90%) JBoss
13 2 (0.60%) Documentum
Applications
1 11 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.90%) Sketch
4 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.60%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.30%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.30%) Figma
5 1 (0.30%) InVision
5 1 (0.30%) SPSS
5 1 (0.30%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 13 (3.88%) IBM Planning Analytics
2 6 (1.79%) Magento
3 5 (1.49%) Maximo
4 3 (0.90%) Cognos Planning
4 3 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.60%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.60%) Shopify
6 1 (0.30%) Cognos Controller
6 1 (0.30%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 85 (25.37%) Azure
2 71 (21.19%) AWS
3 35 (10.45%) GCP
4 28 (8.36%) PaaS
5 27 (8.06%) IBM Cloud
6 26 (7.76%) GitHub
7 22 (6.57%) OpenShift
8 20 (5.97%) Collibra
8 20 (5.97%) IaaS
9 13 (3.88%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 13 (3.88%) SaaS
10 9 (2.69%) Amazon EKS
11 6 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.79%) Snowflake
11 6 (1.79%) SoftLayer
12 5 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (1.49%) Serverless
13 4 (1.19%) Cloud Run
13 4 (1.19%) Kong
14 2 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.45%) Firewall
2 24 (7.16%) TCP/IP
3 21 (6.27%) DNS
4 16 (4.78%) WAN
5 13 (3.88%) Multicast
6 12 (3.58%) SAN
7 11 (3.28%) SSL
7 11 (3.28%) Wireless
8 10 (2.99%) FTP
8 10 (2.99%) LAN
9 9 (2.69%) DHCP
9 9 (2.69%) Kerberos
10 8 (2.39%) Ethernet
10 8 (2.39%) HTTP
10 8 (2.39%) NAS
11 7 (2.09%) Network Security
11 7 (2.09%) Telnet
11 7 (2.09%) VLAN
12 6 (1.79%) BGP
12 6 (1.79%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.55%) IBM InfoSphere
2 25 (7.46%) Big Data
2 25 (7.46%) DB2
3 22 (6.57%) Oracle Database
4 19 (5.67%) NoSQL
4 19 (5.67%) Relational Database
5 15 (4.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 13 (3.88%) Oracle Database 12c
7 11 (3.28%) Hadoop
7 11 (3.28%) MongoDB
7 11 (3.28%) MySQL
7 11 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (3.28%) SQL Server
8 9 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.79%) Data Lake
9 6 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.79%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.49%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.49%) Apache Ignite
10 5 (1.49%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 38 (11.34%) Jenkins
2 32 (9.55%) PowerDesigner
3 30 (8.96%) JIRA
4 29 (8.66%) Git (software)
5 26 (7.76%) TeamCity
6 20 (5.97%) IBM UrbanCode
7 19 (5.67%) ERwin
8 15 (4.48%) Bitbucket
9 14 (4.18%) SonarQube
10 13 (3.88%) Subversion
11 9 (2.69%) IntelliJ
11 9 (2.69%) Selenium
11 9 (2.69%) Visual Studio
12 7 (2.09%) Maven
12 7 (2.09%) Postman
13 6 (1.79%) JMeter
13 6 (1.79%) JUnit
13 6 (1.79%) LoadRunner
14 5 (1.49%) Artifactory
14 5 (1.49%) Serena SBM
General
1 93 (27.76%) Finance
2 89 (26.57%) Social Skills
3 75 (22.39%) Banking
4 32 (9.55%) Investment Banking
5 22 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (5.37%) Retail
7 11 (3.28%) Public Sector
8 6 (1.79%) Front Office
8 6 (1.79%) Presentation Skills
8 6 (1.79%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.19%) Automotive
9 4 (1.19%) Back Office
9 4 (1.19%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.19%) Legal
10 3 (0.90%) Advertising
10 3 (0.90%) Marketing
11 2 (0.60%) Billing
11 2 (0.60%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.60%) International Banking
11 2 (0.60%) Law
Job Titles
1 68 (20.30%) Architect
2 53 (15.82%) Developer
3 30 (8.96%) Data Architect
4 22 (6.57%) Analyst
5 20 (5.97%) Data Modeller
5 20 (5.97%) Solutions Architect
6 18 (5.37%) Applications Support
7 17 (5.07%) Administrator
8 14 (4.18%) Azure Architect
8 14 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
8 14 (4.18%) Java Developer
8 14 (4.18%) Project Manager
9 12 (3.58%) Technical Leader
10 10 (2.99%) Consultant
11 9 (2.69%) Business Analyst
12 8 (2.39%) Automation Tester
12 8 (2.39%) Cloud Architect
12 8 (2.39%) Data Engineer
12 8 (2.39%) Tester
13 7 (2.09%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.55%) Kafka
2 24 (7.16%) XML
3 23 (6.87%) REST
4 21 (6.27%) Middleware
5 20 (5.97%) .NET
6 19 (5.67%) Spring
7 18 (5.37%) AngularJS
8 16 (4.78%) WebSphere MQ
9 15 (4.48%) J2EE
9 15 (4.48%) JSON
10 14 (4.18%) FIX Protocol
11 12 (3.58%) JMS
11 12 (3.58%) LDAP
11 12 (3.58%) Node.js
11 12 (3.58%) Spring Boot
12 11 (3.28%) HTML
12 11 (3.28%) Web Services
13 10 (2.99%) ASP.NET
13 10 (2.99%) SOAP
14 9 (2.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.36%) Mainframe
2 23 (6.87%) Data Centre
3 21 (6.27%) Public Cloud
3 21 (6.27%) Virtual Team
4 16 (4.78%) Derivative
5 13 (3.88%) Replication
6 12 (3.58%) IBM Mainframe
7 11 (3.28%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.99%) Cloud Native
8 10 (2.99%) DataPower
8 10 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (2.69%) Clustering
10 7 (2.09%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.79%) AS400
11 6 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (1.79%) iSeries
11 6 (1.79%) User Experience
12 5 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (1.19%) Algorithms
13 4 (1.19%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 76 (22.69%) Linux
2 70 (20.90%) Windows
3 33 (9.85%) Unix
4 29 (8.66%) Windows Server
5 16 (4.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (3.88%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (2.99%) zOS
8 9 (2.69%) Solaris
9 8 (2.39%) MVS
10 7 (2.09%) VMS
11 6 (1.79%) CentOS
12 4 (1.19%) AIX
12 4 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.90%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.60%) OS/400
14 2 (0.60%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (20.90%) DevOps
3 44 (13.13%) Data Modelling
4 41 (12.24%) Analytics
5 37 (11.04%) Master Data Management
6 34 (10.15%) Microservices
7 31 (9.25%) High Availability
8 29 (8.66%) Scrum
9 28 (8.36%) Data Integration
10 27 (8.06%) Data Architecture
10 27 (8.06%) TOGAF
11 26 (7.76%) Data Management
12 25 (7.46%) Migration
13 23 (6.87%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (6.87%) Data Analysis
13 23 (6.87%) Project Management
14 22 (6.57%) Capacity Management
14 22 (6.57%) Open Source
14 22 (6.57%) Problem-Solving
14 22 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (27.16%) Java
1 91 (27.16%) SQL
2 50 (14.93%) Python
3 25 (7.46%) C#
4 22 (6.57%) Bash Shell
4 22 (6.57%) PowerShell
5 19 (5.67%) C++
6 17 (5.07%) JavaScript
6 17 (5.07%) Perl
6 17 (5.07%) Shell Script
7 8 (2.39%) C
7 8 (2.39%) Go
7 8 (2.39%) VB
8 7 (2.09%) Ruby
9 6 (1.79%) VBA
10 5 (1.49%) Java 8
10 5 (1.49%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.49%) REXX
11 4 (1.19%) Scala
11 4 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (6.57%) Degree
2 8 (2.39%) Numerate Degree
2 8 (2.39%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.09%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.79%) CCIE
4 6 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.19%) IBM Certification
5 4 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.19%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.19%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (0.90%) RHCA
7 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.30%) CEH
8 1 (0.30%) CISSP
8 1 (0.30%) GIAC
8 1 (0.30%) ISEB
8 1 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.30%) PMP
8 1 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.36%) GDPR
2 12 (3.58%) QA
3 11 (3.28%) Accessibility
4 10 (2.99%) Data Quality
5 7 (2.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.19%) SLA
7 2 (0.60%) GRC
7 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.30%) COBIT
8 1 (0.30%) FISMA
8 1 (0.30%) IFRS
8 1 (0.30%) ITGC
8 1 (0.30%) MiFID
8 1 (0.30%) NIST
System Software
1 39 (11.64%) Docker
2 34 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.27%) Active Directory
3 21 (6.27%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (4.48%) vSphere
5 11 (3.28%) NFS
6 8 (2.39%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (1.79%) VMware NSX
8 5 (1.49%) Veritas File System
8 5 (1.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (1.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 3 (0.90%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.90%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 3 (0.90%) Time Sharing Option
11 2 (0.60%) Platform Symphony
11 2 (0.60%) PowerHA
11 2 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.30%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.30%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 42 (12.54%) Ansible
2 39 (11.64%) Kubernetes
3 25 (7.46%) Tivoli
4 20 (5.97%) Terraform
5 18 (5.37%) ITRS Geneos
6 17 (5.07%) Puppet
7 15 (4.48%) Control-M
8 13 (3.88%) Netcool
8 13 (3.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 12 (3.58%) EMC NetWorker
10 11 (3.28%) QRadar
11 8 (2.39%) Grafana
12 7 (2.09%) Netcool/OMNIbus
13 6 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (1.79%) Prometheus
13 6 (1.79%) Red Hat Satellite
13 6 (1.79%) SCCM
14 5 (1.49%) Nagios
14 5 (1.49%) Tivoli Monitoring
14 5 (1.49%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 80 (23.88%) Oracle
2 46 (13.73%) VMware
3 42 (12.54%) Microsoft
4 35 (10.45%) Splunk
5 31 (9.25%) BiZZdesign
5 31 (9.25%) Red Hat
6 24 (7.16%) SAP
7 20 (5.97%) Google
8 19 (5.67%) Cisco
8 19 (5.67%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (5.07%) Citrix
9 17 (5.07%) HP
10 15 (4.48%) EMC
10 15 (4.48%) ServiceNow
11 13 (3.88%) Databricks
12 12 (3.58%) CyberArk
13 11 (3.28%) BMC
13 11 (3.28%) CA
13 11 (3.28%) Qualys
13 11 (3.28%) TIBCO