Period
to 7 December 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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 176 167 102
Rank change year-on-year -9 -65 +1
Contract jobs citing IBM 166 271 389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.28% 1.60% 2.32%
As % of the Vendors category 2.55% 3.47% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 184 233
South East median daily rate £415 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +3.03% -2.94%
10th Percentile £303 £303 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £536
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 8
South East median hourly rate £33.00 £47.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.79% +88.00% -45.05%
10th Percentile £23.25 £41.20 £23.10
90th Percentile £37.25 £54.40 £32.30
England median hourly rate £33.00 £41.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -19.51% +64.00% -30.56%

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 6,516 7,814 8,030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 50.39% 46.18% 47.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,747 4,513 4,637
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 314 333
South East median hourly rate £19.31 £16.18 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.38% -6.23% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.25 £10.40
90th Percentile £70.00 £50.00 £43.65
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - +2.94%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +12 85 £450 +5.88% 27
Berkshire +22 52 £450 -9.32% 14
Hampshire -2 45 £388 -5.78% 13
Buckinghamshire +2 25 £450 +5.88% 12
Surrey +9 17 £425 -10.05% 5
West Sussex +2 10 £378 -26.34% 4
Oxfordshire +33 8 £393 +30.83% 1
East Sussex +16 7 £425 +25.93% 2
Kent +4 1 £375 +13.21% 1
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 48 (28.92%) Oracle
1 48 (28.92%) Microsoft
2 45 (27.11%) SQL
3 41 (24.70%) Windows
4 38 (22.89%) Security Cleared
5 34 (20.48%) SC Cleared
6 33 (19.88%) Linux
7 25 (15.06%) Shell Script
7 25 (15.06%) Java
8 22 (13.25%) Unix
9 21 (12.65%) Active Directory
9 21 (12.65%) Remedy
9 21 (12.65%) Azure
9 21 (12.65%) REST
10 20 (12.05%) Configuration Management
10 20 (12.05%) Middleware
10 20 (12.05%) Perl
10 20 (12.05%) SOAP
10 20 (12.05%) Web Services
11 19 (11.45%) ITIL
11 19 (11.45%) Microsoft Office
11 19 (11.45%) Microsoft Excel
11 19 (11.45%) BMC
11 19 (11.45%) SAN
11 19 (11.45%) Netcool
12 18 (10.84%) SQL Server
12 18 (10.84%) Remedy ITSM
12 18 (10.84%) Windows Server
13 17 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (10.24%) Jenkins

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 11 (6.63%) WebSphere
2 10 (6.02%) Confluence
3 7 (4.22%) IBM Notes
3 7 (4.22%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.01%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (3.01%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (2.41%) CICS
5 4 (2.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.81%) Apache
6 3 (1.81%) IBM Domino
6 3 (1.81%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.20%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.20%) IIS
7 2 (1.20%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.60%) IBM Transformation Extender
8 1 (0.60%) JBoss
8 1 (0.60%) Mule
Applications
1 19 (11.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 19 (11.45%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.42%) FileZilla
3 8 (4.82%) Notepad++
4 4 (2.41%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.81%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (1.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (10.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (2.41%) Maximo
3 3 (1.81%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (1.20%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (1.20%) Unica
5 1 (0.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.65%) Azure
2 12 (7.23%) AWS
3 7 (4.22%) Office 365
4 5 (3.01%) GCP
4 5 (3.01%) IaaS
4 5 (3.01%) IBM Blueworks
4 5 (3.01%) PaaS
5 4 (2.41%) Power Platform
5 4 (2.41%) SaaS
6 3 (1.81%) Apigee
6 3 (1.81%) GitHub
6 3 (1.81%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.20%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.20%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.20%) Serverless
8 1 (0.60%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.60%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.45%) SAN
2 14 (8.43%) SNMP
3 8 (4.82%) PuTTY
3 8 (4.82%) WinSCP
4 7 (4.22%) iSCSI
5 6 (3.61%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (3.61%) NAS
6 3 (1.81%) DNS
6 3 (1.81%) Firewall
6 3 (1.81%) FTP
6 3 (1.81%) SSL
6 3 (1.81%) Wireless
7 2 (1.20%) LAN
7 2 (1.20%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.20%) VPN
8 1 (0.60%) DHCP
8 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.60%) HTTP
8 1 (0.60%) SMTP
8 1 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.64%) DB2
3 14 (8.43%) MongoDB
4 11 (6.63%) Oracle Database
5 8 (4.82%) MySQL
6 7 (4.22%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (4.22%) RDBMS
6 7 (4.22%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.01%) DTS
7 5 (3.01%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (3.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.41%) Power BI
9 3 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.81%) IBM InfoSphere
9 3 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.81%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 17 (10.24%) Jenkins
2 12 (7.23%) JIRA
3 11 (6.63%) Eclipse
4 8 (4.82%) Bitbucket
5 7 (4.22%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.41%) ClearCase
6 4 (2.41%) ClearQuest
7 2 (1.20%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.20%) Subversion
7 2 (1.20%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.60%) FishEye
8 1 (0.60%) Hudson
8 1 (0.60%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.60%) Maven
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.60%) Selenium
8 1 (0.60%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (9.64%) Finance
2 11 (6.63%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.22%) Banking
4 5 (3.01%) Public Sector
4 5 (3.01%) Retail
5 4 (2.41%) Marketing
6 2 (1.20%) Automotive
6 2 (1.20%) Back Office
6 2 (1.20%) Billing
6 2 (1.20%) Front Office
6 2 (1.20%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.60%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) French Language
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (16.87%) Architect
2 27 (16.27%) Developer
3 18 (10.84%) Analyst
4 14 (8.43%) Designer
4 14 (8.43%) Solutions Architect
4 14 (8.43%) Solutions Designer
5 12 (7.23%) Coordinator
6 11 (6.63%) DBA
7 9 (5.42%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.22%) Data Manager
8 7 (4.22%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.61%) Administrator
9 6 (3.61%) Consultant
9 6 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.61%) Storage Engineer
10 4 (2.41%) COBOL Developer
10 4 (2.41%) Desktop Support
10 4 (2.41%) Installations Engineer
10 4 (2.41%) Migration Engineer
10 4 (2.41%) Production Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.65%) REST
2 20 (12.05%) Middleware
2 20 (12.05%) SOAP
2 20 (12.05%) Web Services
3 13 (7.83%) XML
4 10 (6.02%) JSON
5 7 (4.22%) Kafka
6 6 (3.61%) .NET
7 5 (3.01%) HTML
8 4 (2.41%) JMS
8 4 (2.41%) Swagger
9 3 (1.81%) OAuth
9 3 (1.81%) SAML
9 3 (1.81%) TIBCO EMS
9 3 (1.81%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (1.81%) XSD
9 3 (1.81%) XSL
10 2 (1.20%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (1.20%) OAuth2
10 2 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.82%) Mainframe
3 7 (4.22%) Clustering
4 6 (3.61%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.61%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.81%) DataPower
7 3 (1.81%) Replication
8 2 (1.20%) AS400
8 2 (1.20%) FMCG
8 2 (1.20%) IBM Storwize
8 2 (1.20%) VSAM
9 1 (0.60%) Acoustics
9 1 (0.60%) CESG
9 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (24.70%) Windows
2 33 (19.88%) Linux
3 22 (13.25%) Unix
4 18 (10.84%) Windows Server
5 14 (8.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (5.42%) AIX
7 7 (4.22%) Windows 10
8 5 (3.01%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.20%) MVS
10 2 (1.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.20%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.20%) zOS
11 1 (0.60%) Check Point GAiA
11 1 (0.60%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.60%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.60%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.05%) Configuration Management
2 19 (11.45%) ITIL
3 17 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (9.04%) Migration
4 15 (9.04%) Release Management
5 13 (7.83%) DevOps
5 13 (7.83%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (6.63%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (6.63%) Unit Testing
7 10 (6.02%) Data Management
7 10 (6.02%) Web Development
8 8 (4.82%) Integration Testing
8 8 (4.82%) Network Management
8 8 (4.82%) Problem Management
8 8 (4.82%) Smoke Testing
8 8 (4.82%) SOA
9 7 (4.22%) Data Modelling
9 7 (4.22%) Master Data Management
9 7 (4.22%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 45 (27.11%) SQL
2 25 (15.06%) Java
2 25 (15.06%) Shell Script
3 20 (12.05%) Perl
4 14 (8.43%) Python
5 12 (7.23%) JavaScript
6 9 (5.42%) PL/SQL
7 8 (4.82%) PHP
8 6 (3.61%) COBOL
8 6 (3.61%) JCL
8 6 (3.61%) VBScript
9 5 (3.01%) C
9 5 (3.01%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.81%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.81%) Korn
10 3 (1.81%) XPath
10 3 (1.81%) XQuery
11 2 (1.20%) C#
11 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.60%) RPG
Qualifications
1 38 (22.89%) Security Cleared
2 34 (20.48%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.22%) Degree
4 6 (3.61%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.81%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.20%) CCIE
6 2 (1.20%) CCNP
6 2 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.60%) CCSE
7 1 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.60%) ISEB
7 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.61%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.01%) SLA
3 4 (2.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.20%) QA
5 1 (0.60%) BS7799
5 1 (0.60%) GDPR
5 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 1 (0.60%) NCSC
System Software
1 21 (12.65%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.61%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (3.01%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.81%) OCFS2
5 3 (1.81%) XenApp
6 2 (1.20%) Docker
6 2 (1.20%) Samba
6 2 (1.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.60%) NFS
7 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (11.45%) Netcool
2 17 (10.24%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 14 (8.43%) Amdocs OSS
4 13 (7.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 9 (5.42%) Ansible
6 8 (4.82%) SCCM
7 7 (4.22%) Tivoli
8 6 (3.61%) Data Guard
9 5 (3.01%) NetBackup
9 5 (3.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (2.41%) Control-M
10 4 (2.41%) Puppet
11 3 (1.81%) Nagios
11 3 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (1.81%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (1.81%) SCOM
12 2 (1.20%) HP NNM
12 2 (1.20%) HP SiteScope
12 2 (1.20%) HP UCMDB
12 2 (1.20%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 48 (28.92%) Microsoft
1 48 (28.92%) Oracle
2 21 (12.65%) Remedy
3 19 (11.45%) BMC
4 17 (10.24%) ServiceNow
5 15 (9.04%) HP
5 15 (9.04%) Red Hat
5 15 (9.04%) VMware
6 14 (8.43%) Cramer
6 14 (8.43%) Siebel
6 14 (8.43%) xMatters
7 10 (6.02%) Cisco
7 10 (6.02%) Cognos
8 9 (5.42%) Veritas
9 8 (4.82%) Okta
10 7 (4.22%) Google
11 6 (3.61%) Citrix
11 6 (3.61%) Talend
12 5 (3.01%) Nokia
12 5 (3.01%) Salesforce.com