Period
to 21 September 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 21 September 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 > South East
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 134 139 96
Rank change year-on-year +5 -43 -10
Contract jobs citing IBM 267 302 396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.86% 1.83% 2.42%
As % of the Vendors category 3.83% 3.90% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 184 218
South East median daily rate £450 £431 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +1.47% -
10th Percentile £302 £316 £300
90th Percentile £615 £563 £564
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
South East median hourly rate £28.25 £54.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.69% +116.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £15.78 £52.00 £21.00
90th Percentile £38.35 £56.00 £34.73
England median hourly rate £42.50 £20.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year +107.32% -15.90% -28.99%

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 the South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 6,967 7,745 7,935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 48.58% 46.83% 48.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,134 4,472 4,511
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £238
90th Percentile £610 £585 £553
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 354 342
South East median hourly rate £19.72 £16.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.52% -4.35% +1.47%
10th Percentile £11.03 £10.25 £9.80
90th Percentile £69.38 £47.83 £45.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing IBM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in the South East

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in the South East

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in the South East over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in the South East

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in the South East

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in the South East over the 6 months to 21 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IBM in the South East

IBM
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 September 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
Thames Valley +22 151 £450 -1.37% 16
Berkshire +35 90 £475 +2.70% 11
Hampshire +1 64 £400 -5.88% 7
Buckinghamshire +4 56 £450 -2.70% 4
Surrey +15 27 £425 -5.56% 8
West Sussex +6 14 £413 -17.50% 5
East Sussex +5 10 £475 +25.83% 1
Oxfordshire +23 5 £150 -57.89% 1
Kent -2 1 £375 +13.21% 3
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 South East region with a requirement for IBM.

1 79 (29.59%) SQL
2 75 (28.09%) Oracle
3 72 (26.97%) Java
4 66 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (22.47%) Linux
6 55 (20.60%) Windows
7 51 (19.10%) Microsoft
8 42 (15.73%) Unix
9 39 (14.61%) DB2
9 39 (14.61%) Finance
10 38 (14.23%) JIRA
11 37 (13.86%) DevOps
12 34 (12.73%) SQL Server
13 32 (11.99%) AWS
14 31 (11.61%) Migration
15 30 (11.24%) Disaster Recovery
15 30 (11.24%) Azure
15 30 (11.24%) Security Cleared
16 29 (10.86%) Red Hat
17 28 (10.49%) SC Cleared
18 27 (10.11%) XML
19 26 (9.74%) Middleware
19 26 (9.74%) Oracle Database
20 25 (9.36%) Ansible
20 25 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
20 25 (9.36%) PostgreSQL
20 25 (9.36%) WebSphere
21 24 (8.99%) Shell Script
22 23 (8.61%) VMware
22 23 (8.61%) Python

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 25 (9.36%) WebSphere
2 15 (5.62%) Apache
3 14 (5.24%) Confluence
3 14 (5.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 12 (4.49%) IBM Domino
4 12 (4.49%) MS Exchange
5 11 (4.12%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (2.62%) CICS
7 6 (2.25%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.87%) IIS
9 4 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.50%) Commerce Server
9 4 (1.50%) GlassFish
9 4 (1.50%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.12%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (1.12%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.75%) Anypoint
11 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (6.37%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (5.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (3.37%) FileZilla
4 8 (3.00%) Notepad++
5 4 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (4.12%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (3.00%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (3.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (2.25%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (1.87%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (1.50%) Maximo
6 2 (0.75%) Unica
7 1 (0.37%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 32 (11.99%) AWS
2 30 (11.24%) Azure
3 18 (6.74%) OpenShift
4 14 (5.24%) Apigee
5 12 (4.49%) IBM Blueworks
6 11 (4.12%) G Suite
7 10 (3.75%) IBM Cloud
8 8 (3.00%) PaaS
9 7 (2.62%) IaaS
10 4 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.50%) GCP
10 4 (1.50%) Office 365
10 4 (1.50%) Power Platform
11 3 (1.12%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.75%) AWS Fargate
12 2 (0.75%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.75%) SaaS
13 1 (0.37%) Amazon ECS
13 1 (0.37%) AWS IoT
13 1 (0.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.49%) DNS
2 17 (6.37%) SSL
3 15 (5.62%) SAN
4 13 (4.87%) SMTP
5 12 (4.49%) DKIM
5 12 (4.49%) DMARC
6 8 (3.00%) Firewall
6 8 (3.00%) NAS
6 8 (3.00%) Network Security
6 8 (3.00%) PuTTY
6 8 (3.00%) WinSCP
7 6 (2.25%) FTP
8 5 (1.87%) DHCP
8 5 (1.87%) Internet
8 5 (1.87%) SNMP
9 4 (1.50%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (1.50%) iSCSI
9 4 (1.50%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.12%) Intranet
10 3 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.61%) DB2
2 34 (12.73%) SQL Server
3 26 (9.74%) Oracle Database
4 25 (9.36%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (8.24%) MongoDB
6 17 (6.37%) Relational Database
7 16 (5.99%) RDBMS
8 15 (5.62%) MySQL
9 11 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (3.75%) IBM InfoSphere
10 10 (3.75%) Oracle Database 10g
11 9 (3.37%) Oracle BI EE
11 9 (3.37%) Oracle Exadata
12 6 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (1.87%) NoSQL
14 4 (1.50%) DTS
14 4 (1.50%) Power BI
14 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (1.12%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 38 (14.23%) JIRA
2 22 (8.24%) Eclipse
2 22 (8.24%) Jenkins
3 17 (6.37%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.37%) Bitbucket
5 8 (3.00%) JUnit
5 8 (3.00%) Travis CI
5 8 (3.00%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (2.62%) Maven
7 6 (2.25%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.25%) Subversion
8 4 (1.50%) Ant
8 4 (1.50%) ClearCase
8 4 (1.50%) ClearQuest
8 4 (1.50%) InstallAnywhere
8 4 (1.50%) Rational Team Concert
9 3 (1.12%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.75%) Selenium
10 2 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (14.61%) Finance
2 20 (7.49%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.87%) Retail
4 12 (4.49%) Banking
5 7 (2.62%) Back Office
6 6 (2.25%) Publishing
7 5 (1.87%) Online Betting
7 5 (1.87%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.50%) Automotive
9 3 (1.12%) Legal
9 3 (1.12%) Marketing
9 3 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.75%) Billing
10 2 (0.75%) Front Office
11 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.37%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.37%) Electronics
11 1 (0.37%) Games
11 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (21.35%) Developer
2 35 (13.11%) Analyst
3 32 (11.99%) Architect
4 30 (11.24%) DBA
5 19 (7.12%) Consultant
6 15 (5.62%) Administrator
7 14 (5.24%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (4.87%) Java Developer
9 11 (4.12%) Senior Developer
10 10 (3.75%) Project Manager
11 9 (3.37%) Security Engineer
12 8 (3.00%) Integration Architect
12 8 (3.00%) Oracle DBA
12 8 (3.00%) Support Analyst
13 7 (2.62%) Cisco Engineer
13 7 (2.62%) COBOL Developer
13 7 (2.62%) Coordinator
13 7 (2.62%) Data Manager
14 6 (2.25%) Installations Engineer
14 6 (2.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.11%) XML
2 26 (9.74%) Middleware
3 22 (8.24%) JSON
4 21 (7.87%) REST
5 20 (7.49%) Swagger
5 20 (7.49%) Web Services
6 18 (6.74%) SOAP
7 15 (5.62%) LDAP
8 13 (4.87%) Kafka
9 12 (4.49%) .NET
9 12 (4.49%) HTML
10 11 (4.12%) Regular Expression
10 11 (4.12%) TIBCO EMS
11 10 (3.75%) XSD
11 10 (3.75%) XSL
12 9 (3.37%) OAuth
13 7 (2.62%) JDBC
13 7 (2.62%) Node.js
13 7 (2.62%) Spring
14 6 (2.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.99%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.24%) Mainframe
4 9 (3.37%) IBM Mainframe
5 7 (2.62%) DataPower
6 6 (2.25%) Clustering
6 6 (2.25%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.87%) FMCG
7 5 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.87%) VSAM
8 4 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.50%) Replication
9 3 (1.12%) User Experience
10 2 (0.75%) AS400
10 2 (0.75%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.75%) IBM Storwize
10 2 (0.75%) iSeries
10 2 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 60 (22.47%) Linux
2 55 (20.60%) Windows
3 42 (15.73%) Unix
4 22 (8.24%) AIX
5 21 (7.87%) Windows Server
6 12 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.62%) zOS
8 6 (2.25%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (2.25%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.87%) MVS
10 4 (1.50%) SUSE
10 4 (1.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.50%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.12%) Solaris
11 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.75%) Check Point GAiA
12 2 (0.75%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (13.86%) DevOps
3 31 (11.61%) Migration
4 30 (11.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (8.24%) Data Migration
6 22 (8.24%) Data Modelling
7 21 (7.87%) ITIL
7 21 (7.87%) Microservices
8 19 (7.12%) Capacity Planning
8 19 (7.12%) SOA
9 18 (6.74%) Release Management
9 18 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (5.99%) Scrum
10 16 (5.99%) Test Automation
11 15 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (5.62%) Configuration Management
12 13 (4.87%) Change Management
12 13 (4.87%) EAI
12 13 (4.87%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 79 (29.59%) SQL
2 72 (26.97%) Java
3 24 (8.99%) Shell Script
4 23 (8.61%) Python
5 19 (7.12%) PL/SQL
6 18 (6.74%) JavaScript
7 16 (5.99%) Bash Shell
8 11 (4.12%) Korn
8 11 (4.12%) Perl
9 10 (3.75%) JCL
9 10 (3.75%) XPath
9 10 (3.75%) XQuery
10 9 (3.37%) COBOL
11 8 (3.00%) Go
11 8 (3.00%) VBScript
12 7 (2.62%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.50%) C
13 4 (1.50%) Groovy
13 4 (1.50%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.12%) C#
Qualifications
1 30 (11.24%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.49%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.37%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.25%) Degree
5 4 (1.50%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.75%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.75%) CCSE
7 2 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.75%) ISEB
7 2 (0.75%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.37%) CISA
8 1 (0.37%) CISM
8 1 (0.37%) CISSP
8 1 (0.37%) MCSE
8 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.87%) QA
2 6 (2.25%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.50%) GDPR
3 4 (1.50%) SLA
4 3 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.37%) BS7799
5 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.37%) NCSC
System Software
1 22 (8.24%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.74%) Docker
3 11 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.37%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (2.62%) XenApp
5 7 (2.62%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.12%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (1.12%) vSphere
7 2 (0.75%) Samba
8 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.37%) NFS
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (9.36%) Ansible
2 14 (5.24%) Kubernetes
3 13 (4.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 13 (4.87%) Tivoli
4 9 (3.37%) Oracle RMAN
5 8 (3.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (3.00%) vRealize
6 6 (2.25%) Control-M
6 6 (2.25%) SCCM
7 5 (1.87%) Puppet
7 5 (1.87%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (1.50%) Amdocs OSS
8 4 (1.50%) Avamar
8 4 (1.50%) Netcool
8 4 (1.50%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 4 (1.50%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.50%) yum
9 3 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 75 (28.09%) Oracle
2 51 (19.10%) Microsoft
3 29 (10.86%) Red Hat
4 23 (8.61%) VMware
5 18 (6.74%) Cisco
6 17 (6.37%) HP
7 13 (4.87%) Informatica
7 13 (4.87%) IronPort
7 13 (4.87%) SAP
7 13 (4.87%) TIBCO
8 11 (4.12%) Remedy
9 10 (3.75%) Citrix
9 10 (3.75%) IBM Sterling
10 9 (3.37%) Okta
11 8 (3.00%) Cognos
12 7 (2.62%) Talend
13 6 (2.25%) BMC
13 6 (2.25%) Google
13 6 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (2.25%) WSO2