Period
to 23 September 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 23 September 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 - 33
Rank change year-on-year - +33 -11
Contract jobs citing IBM 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.57% - 0.42%
As % of the Vendors category 3.61% - 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Northern Ireland median daily rate £450 - £413
10th Percentile £336 - £406
90th Percentile £488 - £419
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £24.38 £36.00
% change year-on-year -14.87% -32.29% +9.09%

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 Northern Ireland.

All Vendors
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 166 266 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 43.46% 40.43% 58.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 197 77
Northern Ireland median daily rate £430 £413 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +30.95% +17.76%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £114
90th Percentile £525 £480 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.77% +4.12% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 6
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £20.75 £14.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.21% -35.63% -32.03%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.63 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £20.07 £38.63
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing IBM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in Northern Ireland

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in Northern Ireland

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in Northern Ireland

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in Northern Ireland

IBM
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 23 September 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
County Antrim - 6 £450 -
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for IBM.

1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) TIBCO
2 3 (50.00%) JUnit
2 3 (50.00%) TIBCO EMS
2 3 (50.00%) Bitbucket
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) Kafka
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Maximo
3 2 (33.33%) Equities
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (33.33%) Spring
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) J2EE
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) SonarQube
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) SOLID
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
4 1 (16.67%) Zuul

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 1 (16.67%) Apache Spark
1 1 (16.67%) Confluence
1 1 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Bitbucket
1 3 (50.00%) JUnit
2 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) SonarQube
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Front Office
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Maximo Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Ab Initio Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Junior
4 1 (16.67%) Junior Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Junior Java Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (33.33%) J2EE
2 2 (33.33%) Kafka
2 2 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (16.67%) Ajax
3 1 (16.67%) Akka
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) EJB
3 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 1 (16.67%) Java EE
3 1 (16.67%) JSP
3 1 (16.67%) React
3 1 (16.67%) Servlets
3 1 (16.67%) Spring Boot
3 1 (16.67%) Struts
3 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Equities
2 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (33.33%) MVC
1 2 (33.33%) SDLC
1 2 (33.33%) TDD
1 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Concurrent Programming
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (16.67%) Low Latency
2 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) OOP
2 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (16.67%) RAD
2 1 (16.67%) SOLID
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (16.67%) Ab Initio
2 1 (16.67%) Talend