Period
to 15 July 2020

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 15 July 2020 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
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 129 130
Rank change year-on-year +32 +1 -6
Contract jobs citing IBM 110 295 337
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.92% 1.97% 1.97%
As % of the Vendors category 3.87% 4.18% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 178 176
Median daily rate £481 £450 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.94% +1.41% +7.25%
10th Percentile £307 £331 £314
90th Percentile £577 £615 £550
England median daily rate £475 £452 £450
% change year-on-year +5.09% +0.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
Median hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.64% +44.51% -9.38%
10th Percentile £16.56 £19.10 £18.05
90th Percentile £38.75 £35.90 £49.10
England median hourly rate £34.00 £42.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +107.32% -33.30%

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 2,840 7,055 7,985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 49.44% 47.18% 46.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,673 4,180 4,590
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.80%
10th Percentile £207 £255 £250
90th Percentile £638 £608 £579
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 314 343
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.04% +4.41% +5.43%
10th Percentile £12.15 £10.98 £10.51
90th Percentile £43.40 £55.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +5.88%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing IBM as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IBM in the South East.

Daily rate trend for IBM in the South East

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IBM in the South East over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for IBM in the South East

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IBM in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for IBM in the South East

IBM
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing IBM in the South East over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

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 15 July 2020. 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
Hampshire +46 48 £481 +6.94% 6
Thames Valley +1 44 £500 +8.70% 10
Berkshire +15 30 £525 +5.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -12 14 £388 -13.89% 7
West Sussex +31 13 £450 +9.09%
Surrey +36 3 £475 +5.56%
East Sussex +28 2 £513 -14.58%
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, 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 41 (37.27%) Security Cleared
2 37 (33.64%) SC Cleared
3 29 (26.36%) Linux
3 29 (26.36%) Shell Script
4 27 (24.55%) Perl
5 22 (20.00%) Netcool
5 22 (20.00%) Web Services
6 21 (19.09%) SOAP
6 21 (19.09%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 21 (19.09%) WebSphere
6 21 (19.09%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (18.18%) Java
8 19 (17.27%) BMC
8 19 (17.27%) Remedy
9 18 (16.36%) Oracle
9 18 (16.36%) Remedy ITSM
9 18 (16.36%) ServiceNow
10 17 (15.45%) xMatters
10 17 (15.45%) Siebel
11 16 (14.55%) Windows
11 16 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (13.64%) Amdocs OSS
12 15 (13.64%) Network Management
12 15 (13.64%) REST
12 15 (13.64%) SNMP
12 15 (13.64%) Cramer
12 15 (13.64%) VMware
12 15 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (12.73%) Microsoft
13 14 (12.73%) 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 21 (19.09%) WebSphere
2 12 (10.91%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (9.09%) JBoss
4 8 (7.27%) Tomcat
5 6 (5.45%) Apache Geronimo
5 6 (5.45%) Apache TomEE
6 3 (2.73%) Confluence
7 2 (1.82%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.82%) IIS
8 1 (0.91%) Apache
8 1 (0.91%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.91%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.91%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (8.18%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.55%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.73%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (16.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.73%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.73%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.73%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (2.73%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (1.82%) SAP GTS
3 2 (1.82%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.91%) Maximo
4 1 (0.91%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.64%) AWS
1 4 (3.64%) Azure
2 2 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (1.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 2 (1.82%) SaaS
3 1 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.91%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (0.91%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.64%) SNMP
2 14 (12.73%) SAN
3 8 (7.27%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (4.55%) iSCSI
5 3 (2.73%) LAN
5 3 (2.73%) WAN
6 2 (1.82%) IPsec
7 1 (0.91%) HTTP
7 1 (0.91%) NAS
7 1 (0.91%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.91%) DB2
2 8 (7.27%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.55%) MySQL
3 5 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.73%) DataStage
4 3 (2.73%) OLAP
4 3 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.73%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.91%) Big Data
5 1 (0.91%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.91%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.91%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (2.73%) ClearCase
1 3 (2.73%) ClearQuest
1 3 (2.73%) JIRA
1 3 (2.73%) SonarQube
2 2 (1.82%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.82%) JMeter
3 1 (0.91%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.91%) JUnit
3 1 (0.91%) Maven
General
1 4 (3.64%) Finance
2 3 (2.73%) Public Sector
2 3 (2.73%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.82%) Banking
4 1 (0.91%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.91%) Automotive
4 1 (0.91%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (23.64%) Architect
2 22 (20.00%) Developer
3 18 (16.36%) Designer
4 14 (12.73%) Solutions Architect
4 14 (12.73%) Solutions Designer
5 11 (10.00%) Consultant
5 11 (10.00%) Java Developer
6 9 (8.18%) Storage Specialist
7 8 (7.27%) Storage Engineer
8 7 (6.36%) Administrator
8 7 (6.36%) DBA
9 6 (5.45%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) DB2 DBA
10 4 (3.64%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.64%) SAN Specialist
10 4 (3.64%) SAN Storage Specialist
10 4 (3.64%) WebSphere Specialist
11 3 (2.73%) Oracle Architect
11 3 (2.73%) SC Cleared DBA
11 3 (2.73%) TM1 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (20.00%) Web Services
2 21 (19.09%) SOAP
3 15 (13.64%) REST
4 10 (9.09%) IBM Integration Bus
4 10 (9.09%) Spring
5 8 (7.27%) Spring Boot
5 8 (7.27%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (6.36%) Middleware
7 6 (5.45%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (4.55%) JMS
8 5 (4.55%) RESTful
9 4 (3.64%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.73%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (2.73%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (2.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (1.82%) HTML
11 2 (1.82%) J2EE
12 1 (0.91%) CSS
12 1 (0.91%) JDBC
12 1 (0.91%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.09%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.27%) IBM Storwize
3 7 (6.36%) Clustering
4 4 (3.64%) DataPower
5 3 (2.73%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.73%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.82%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.82%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.82%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.82%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.82%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.82%) Replication
6 2 (1.82%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.91%) FMCG
7 1 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.36%) Linux
2 16 (14.55%) Windows
3 9 (8.18%) AIX
4 7 (6.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.73%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.73%) zOS
6 2 (1.82%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (1.82%) Unix
6 2 (1.82%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.91%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.91%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (13.64%) Network Management
3 11 (10.00%) Analytics
3 11 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 10 (9.09%) Web Development
5 9 (8.18%) Integration Testing
5 9 (8.18%) Smoke Testing
5 9 (8.18%) Unit Testing
6 8 (7.27%) Migration
6 8 (7.27%) Test Strategy
7 7 (6.36%) Open Source
7 7 (6.36%) Process Improvement
7 7 (6.36%) Scrum
8 6 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (5.45%) DevOps
8 6 (5.45%) Test Automation
9 5 (4.55%) Configuration Management
9 5 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.64%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (26.36%) Shell Script
2 27 (24.55%) Perl
3 20 (18.18%) Java
4 14 (12.73%) JavaScript
4 14 (12.73%) Python
5 9 (8.18%) PHP
6 6 (5.45%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.64%) Java 8
7 4 (3.64%) SQL
8 3 (2.73%) COBOL
8 3 (2.73%) JCL
9 2 (1.82%) Korn
9 2 (1.82%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.82%) VB
9 2 (1.82%) VBScript
10 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (37.27%) Security Cleared
2 37 (33.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.73%) Degree
5 2 (1.82%) CISA
5 2 (1.82%) CISM
5 2 (1.82%) CISSP
5 2 (1.82%) IISP
6 1 (0.91%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.91%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.91%) MCSE
6 1 (0.91%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.82%) GDPR
1 2 (1.82%) ISAE 3402
1 2 (1.82%) ISO 22301
1 2 (1.82%) ISO 31000
1 2 (1.82%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
1 2 (1.82%) NIST
1 2 (1.82%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (7.27%) Firmware
2 7 (6.36%) Hyper-V
2 7 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.55%) XenApp
4 3 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.82%) Docker
5 2 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.82%) Samba
5 2 (1.82%) Terminal Server
5 2 (1.82%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.91%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 22 (20.00%) Netcool
2 21 (19.09%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 15 (13.64%) Amdocs OSS
4 6 (5.45%) Tivoli
4 6 (5.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (3.64%) SCCM
5 4 (3.64%) SCOM
6 3 (2.73%) Avamar
6 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (2.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (2.73%) WSUS
7 2 (1.82%) IBM Guardium
7 2 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.82%) Nessus
7 2 (1.82%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.82%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.82%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 1 (0.91%) HP NNM
8 1 (0.91%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.91%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 19 (17.27%) BMC
1 19 (17.27%) Remedy
2 18 (16.36%) Oracle
2 18 (16.36%) ServiceNow
3 17 (15.45%) Siebel
3 17 (15.45%) xMatters
4 15 (13.64%) Cramer
4 15 (13.64%) VMware
5 14 (12.73%) Microsoft
6 10 (9.09%) Cisco
7 9 (8.18%) Red Hat
8 8 (7.27%) Brocade
9 6 (5.45%) Huawei
9 6 (5.45%) Nokia
10 5 (4.55%) Citrix
11 4 (3.64%) HP
11 4 (3.64%) McAfee
11 4 (3.64%) SAP
12 3 (2.73%) Dell
12 3 (2.73%) EMC