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 3 months to 29 April 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 / South East
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 76 111
Rank change year-on-year -54 +35  
Contract jobs citing IBM 135 266 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.63% 2.73% 1.69%
As % of the Vendors category 3.33% 5.57% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 128 85
Median daily rate £413 £434 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.95% +2.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £340 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +1.25% -4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.93%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.74 £36.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.36% +5.00%  

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 the South East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 4057 4775 4591
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 49.04% 49.10% 46.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2211 2878 2445
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 205 253
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.45% +6.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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
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 3 months to 29 April 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
Buckinghamshire -20 37 £425 +0.59% 2
Berkshire -6 36 £330 -26.66% 3
Hampshire -19 28 £375 -23.46% 8
Surrey -16 14 £475 +9.44% 3
West Sussex +8 10 £400 -3.03% 1
Middlesex -4 2 £338 -15.62% 2
East Sussex -9 2 £423 +17.36% 1
Kent +14 1 £350 -19.35% 1
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 South East region with a requirement for IBM.

1 106 (41.09%) Linux
2 57 (22.09%) WebSphere
3 55 (21.32%) SQL
4 53 (20.54%) Unix
5 51 (19.77%) Windows
5 51 (19.77%) Red Hat
6 49 (18.99%) VMware
6 49 (18.99%) SC Cleared
6 49 (18.99%) Security Cleared
7 48 (18.60%) Finance
7 48 (18.60%) Oracle
7 48 (18.60%) Java
8 47 (18.22%) HP
8 47 (18.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 38 (14.73%) AIX
10 35 (13.57%) WebSphere Application Server
11 33 (12.79%) Microsoft
12 32 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (12.40%) Data Centre
13 31 (12.02%) DB2
14 28 (10.85%) WebSphere MQ
14 28 (10.85%) Shell Script
15 27 (10.47%) Migration
15 27 (10.47%) Tomcat
16 25 (9.69%) Git (software)
17 24 (9.30%) Citrix
17 24 (9.30%) Middleware
17 24 (9.30%) Microservices
18 23 (8.91%) Jenkins
18 23 (8.91%) XML

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 57 (22.09%) WebSphere
2 35 (13.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 27 (10.47%) Tomcat
4 21 (8.14%) JBoss
5 17 (6.59%) Apache Geronimo
5 17 (6.59%) Apache TomEE
6 9 (3.49%) Apache
7 6 (2.33%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.94%) Documentum
8 5 (1.94%) Drupal
8 5 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.94%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (1.94%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.78%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.78%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.78%) IIS
10 2 (0.78%) SAS
10 2 (0.78%) StreamWeaver
Applications
1 5 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.39%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (6.98%) Maximo
2 8 (3.10%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.39%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.39%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.39%) Infor CRM
3 1 (0.39%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.39%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.49%) IBM Cloud
4 6 (2.33%) PaaS
4 6 (2.33%) SoftLayer
5 4 (1.55%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.16%) Bluemix
6 3 (1.16%) IBM PureFlex
7 2 (0.78%) IaaS
7 2 (0.78%) SaaS
8 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.39%) Office 365
8 1 (0.39%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.14%) Firewall
2 19 (7.36%) SAN
3 11 (4.26%) LAN
4 10 (3.88%) DNS
5 8 (3.10%) RFID
5 8 (3.10%) SMTP
5 8 (3.10%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.33%) DHCP
6 6 (2.33%) FTP
6 6 (2.33%) HTTP
7 5 (1.94%) Internet
7 5 (1.94%) WAN
8 3 (1.16%) AMQP
8 3 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.16%) SSL
8 3 (1.16%) VPN
9 2 (0.78%) LDAP
9 2 (0.78%) Network Security
9 2 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.78%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.02%) DB2
2 17 (6.59%) SQL Server
3 13 (5.04%) Hadoop
3 13 (5.04%) Oracle Database
4 11 (4.26%) MySQL
5 10 (3.88%) IBM InfoSphere
5 10 (3.88%) MongoDB
6 9 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.71%) IBM BigInsights
7 7 (2.71%) Neo4j
7 7 (2.71%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (2.33%) Big Data
9 5 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (1.94%) Geospatial Data
9 5 (1.94%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.94%) Power BI
9 5 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (9.69%) Git (software)
2 23 (8.91%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.65%) Maven
4 11 (4.26%) Gradle
5 9 (3.49%) Eclipse
6 8 (3.10%) Selenium
7 7 (2.71%) JUnit
8 5 (1.94%) SoapUI
8 5 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (1.55%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.55%) GitLab
9 4 (1.55%) Grunt
9 4 (1.55%) LoadRunner
10 3 (1.16%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.16%) Mockito
10 3 (1.16%) Spock
11 2 (0.78%) JIRA
11 2 (0.78%) JMeter
11 2 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 48 (18.60%) Finance
2 21 (8.14%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.65%) Banking
4 9 (3.49%) Retail
5 8 (3.10%) Marketing
6 5 (1.94%) Billing
7 4 (1.55%) Mandarin Language
7 4 (1.55%) Spanish Language
8 3 (1.16%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.78%) Law
9 2 (0.78%) Local Government
9 2 (0.78%) Military
10 1 (0.39%) Back Office
10 1 (0.39%) Electronics
10 1 (0.39%) Games
10 1 (0.39%) Legal
10 1 (0.39%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (23.26%) Developer
2 29 (11.24%) Architect
3 18 (6.98%) Java Developer
4 16 (6.20%) Analyst
4 16 (6.20%) Consultant
5 12 (4.65%) Technical Leader
6 10 (3.88%) Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (3.49%) Administrator
7 9 (3.49%) DBA
8 8 (3.10%) Maximo Developer
8 8 (3.10%) Mobile Developer
8 8 (3.10%) WebSphere Specialist
9 7 (2.71%) IT Consultant
9 7 (2.71%) Project Manager
10 6 (2.33%) Data Architect
10 6 (2.33%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (2.33%) Marketing Manager
11 5 (1.94%) Applications Specialist
11 5 (1.94%) Drupal Developer
11 5 (1.94%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.85%) WebSphere MQ
2 24 (9.30%) Middleware
3 23 (8.91%) IBM Integration Bus
3 23 (8.91%) XML
4 22 (8.53%) Web Services
5 21 (8.14%) REST
5 21 (8.14%) Spring
6 20 (7.75%) HTML
7 19 (7.36%) RESTful
8 17 (6.59%) JSON
9 16 (6.20%) SOAP
10 15 (5.81%) Node.js
10 15 (5.81%) XSLT
11 14 (5.43%) CSS
12 11 (4.26%) AngularJS
12 11 (4.26%) Apache Camel
12 11 (4.26%) HTML5
12 11 (4.26%) Swagger
13 10 (3.88%) Spring Boot
13 10 (3.88%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.40%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.75%) Mainframe
3 14 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.04%) Private Cloud
5 10 (3.88%) IBM Mainframe
6 9 (3.49%) AS400
6 9 (3.49%) iSeries
7 8 (3.10%) Fat Client
7 8 (3.10%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.10%) Replication
7 8 (3.10%) Thin Client
8 7 (2.71%) Clustering
9 6 (2.33%) LPAR
10 5 (1.94%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.94%) HACMP
10 5 (1.94%) User Experience
11 4 (1.55%) DataPower
11 4 (1.55%) IBM XIV
12 3 (1.16%) Driving Licence
12 3 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 106 (41.09%) Linux
2 53 (20.54%) Unix
3 51 (19.77%) Windows
4 47 (18.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (14.73%) AIX
6 22 (8.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (6.59%) Windows Server
8 11 (4.26%) Solaris
9 9 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.94%) SUSE
12 4 (1.55%) CentOS
12 4 (1.55%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.16%) zOS
14 1 (0.39%) MVS
14 1 (0.39%) OS/390
14 1 (0.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (10.47%) Migration
3 24 (9.30%) Microservices
4 22 (8.53%) Analytics
4 22 (8.53%) Open Source
5 16 (6.20%) Change Management
5 16 (6.20%) ITIL
5 16 (6.20%) Scrum
6 14 (5.43%) DevOps
6 14 (5.43%) ETL
7 13 (5.04%) Project Management
8 12 (4.65%) API Development
8 12 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (4.26%) Data Governance
9 11 (4.26%) Data Management
9 11 (4.26%) Data Migration
9 11 (4.26%) Data Modelling
9 11 (4.26%) Process Improvement
10 10 (3.88%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (3.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 55 (21.32%) SQL
2 48 (18.60%) Java
3 28 (10.85%) Shell Script
4 22 (8.53%) Bash Shell
4 22 (8.53%) JavaScript
5 14 (5.43%) Python
6 11 (4.26%) Groovy
7 8 (3.10%) Perl
8 7 (2.71%) JCL
9 6 (2.33%) COBOL
9 6 (2.33%) PHP
10 5 (1.94%) Korn
10 5 (1.94%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.55%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.55%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.16%) C#
12 3 (1.16%) Ruby
12 3 (1.16%) UniBasic
13 2 (0.78%) Jython
14 1 (0.39%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 49 (18.99%) SC Cleared
1 49 (18.99%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.04%) Degree
3 4 (1.55%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (1.55%) MBA
3 4 (1.55%) PMI Certification
3 4 (1.55%) PMP
4 3 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.78%) MCSE
5 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.78%) Postgraduate
5 2 (0.78%) RHCE
5 2 (0.78%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.39%) CCSE
6 1 (0.39%) CISM
6 1 (0.39%) CISSP
6 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.55%) PMO
2 3 (1.16%) QA
3 2 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.39%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.39%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (8.14%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.65%) XenApp
4 10 (3.88%) Docker
5 9 (3.49%) vSphere
6 8 (3.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 8 (3.10%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.16%) PowerHA
8 3 (1.16%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.78%) NFS
10 1 (0.39%) ACF2
10 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.39%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.39%) RACF
10 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.39%) vCloud
10 1 (0.39%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 22 (8.53%) Tivoli
2 15 (5.81%) Puppet
3 10 (3.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 9 (3.49%) Ansible
5 7 (2.71%) ZABBIX
6 6 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (2.33%) QRadar
6 6 (2.33%) SCCM
7 5 (1.94%) Data Guard
7 5 (1.94%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 5 (1.94%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.94%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (1.55%) Mesos
8 4 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.16%) Kibana
9 3 (1.16%) logstash
9 3 (1.16%) Marathon
9 3 (1.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.16%) Tivoli NetView
10 2 (0.78%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 51 (19.77%) Red Hat
2 49 (18.99%) VMware
3 48 (18.60%) Oracle
4 47 (18.22%) HP
5 33 (12.79%) Microsoft
6 24 (9.30%) Citrix
7 15 (5.81%) SAP
8 13 (5.04%) Google
9 12 (4.65%) Informatica
9 12 (4.65%) Sun
10 11 (4.26%) Cisco
10 11 (4.26%) TIBCO
11 10 (3.88%) CA
12 9 (3.49%) Hitachi
13 8 (3.10%) NetApp
13 8 (3.10%) Tableau
13 8 (3.10%) Veritas
13 8 (3.10%) Wyse
14 7 (2.71%) EMC
15 6 (2.33%) Cognos
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
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Lorien Resourcing
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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IBM Client Innovation Centre
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