The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 57 29 34
Rank change year-on-year -28 +5  
Contract jobs citing IBM 15 49 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.05% 6.52% 4.48%
As % of the Vendors category 4.10% 15.22% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 9
Median daily rate £350 £438 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -5.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £341 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £540 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% -0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year +30.43% +1.76%  

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 Milton Keynes.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 366 322 395
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 50.14% 42.82% 47.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 179 167
Median daily rate £425 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 10
Median hourly rate £10.80 £19.38 £16.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.25% +20.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.27 £9.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IBM in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in Milton Keynes

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in Milton Keynes

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for IBM.

1 15 (45.45%) Java
2 13 (39.39%) Spring
3 12 (36.36%) Maven
3 12 (36.36%) Groovy
3 12 (36.36%) Git (software)
3 12 (36.36%) XML
3 12 (36.36%) XSLT
3 12 (36.36%) Gradle
3 12 (36.36%) Apache Camel
4 11 (33.33%) Spring Integration
5 10 (30.30%) Web Services
6 9 (27.27%) Middleware
6 9 (27.27%) Grails
6 9 (27.27%) Migration
7 8 (24.24%) Software Engineering
7 8 (24.24%) RESTful
7 8 (24.24%) Oracle
7 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
7 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
8 7 (21.21%) Low Latency
8 7 (21.21%) Microservices
8 7 (21.21%) Linux
9 6 (18.18%) WebSphere
9 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (15.15%) Finance
10 5 (15.15%) Apache
11 4 (12.12%) JMS
11 4 (12.12%) HTTP
11 4 (12.12%) J2EE

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 6 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 5 (15.15%) Apache
3 4 (12.12%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
5 2 (6.06%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (3.03%) Apache Spark
6 1 (3.03%) CICS
6 1 (3.03%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (3.03%) Liferay
6 1 (3.03%) MQSeries
6 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) HTTP
2 3 (9.09%) AMQP
3 2 (6.06%) SSL
4 1 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.03%) Firewall
4 1 (3.03%) Internet
4 1 (3.03%) Intranet
4 1 (3.03%) NAS
4 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) DB2
2 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Git (software)
1 12 (36.36%) Gradle
1 12 (36.36%) Maven
2 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
3 4 (12.12%) Bitbucket
3 4 (12.12%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (9.09%) JUnit
4 3 (9.09%) Mockito
4 3 (9.09%) Spock
5 2 (6.06%) Ant
5 2 (6.06%) Subversion
6 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Developer
1 12 (36.36%) Java Developer
2 7 (21.21%) Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Middleware Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Middleware Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.06%) WebSphere Administrator
6 1 (3.03%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) AIX Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) COBOL Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Middleware Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Storage Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (39.39%) Spring
2 12 (36.36%) Apache Camel
2 12 (36.36%) XML
2 12 (36.36%) XSLT
3 11 (33.33%) Spring Integration
4 10 (30.30%) Web Services
5 9 (27.27%) Grails
5 9 (27.27%) Middleware
6 8 (24.24%) RESTful
7 4 (12.12%) J2EE
7 4 (12.12%) JMS
7 4 (12.12%) REST
7 4 (12.12%) SOAP
7 4 (12.12%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (6.06%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (6.06%) Java EE
8 2 (6.06%) JDBC
8 2 (6.06%) JNDI
9 1 (3.03%) Kafka
9 1 (3.03%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.12%) Clustering
3 2 (6.06%) Replication
4 1 (3.03%) DataPower
4 1 (3.03%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.03%) IBM XIV
4 1 (3.03%) LPAR
4 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) AIX
3 2 (6.06%) CentOS
3 2 (6.06%) Windows
4 1 (3.03%) Unix
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Migration
2 8 (24.24%) Software Engineering
3 7 (21.21%) Low Latency
3 7 (21.21%) Microservices
4 6 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.09%) SOA
7 2 (6.06%) Change Management
7 2 (6.06%) Dependency Management
7 2 (6.06%) ETL
7 2 (6.06%) Garbage Collection
7 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
7 2 (6.06%) Performance Management
7 2 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (6.06%) Scrum
7 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Machine Learning
8 1 (3.03%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (3.03%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) Java
2 12 (36.36%) Groovy
3 3 (9.09%) Python
4 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.06%) Jython
4 2 (6.06%) Korn
4 2 (6.06%) SQL
5 1 (3.03%) COBOL
5 1 (3.03%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.06%) PowerHA
3 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.03%) Docker
3 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) CA Wily
2 1 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (3.03%) Mesos
2 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Oracle
2 4 (12.12%) VMware
3 3 (9.09%) HP
4 2 (6.06%) Brocade
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco
4 2 (6.06%) Fujitsu
4 2 (6.06%) Informatica
4 2 (6.06%) NetApp
4 2 (6.06%) Nimsoft
4 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.06%) SAP
4 2 (6.06%) Veritas
5 1 (3.03%) AppSense
5 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.03%) Dell
5 1 (3.03%) EMC
5 1 (3.03%) FatWire
5 1 (3.03%) Intel
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.03%) TIBCO