Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 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
England > South East
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 106 77
Rank change year-on-year -11 -29 +22
Contract jobs citing IBM 341 336 483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.06% 2.17% 2.68%
As % of the Vendors category 4.34% 4.44% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 150 262
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.19% +8.39%
10th Percentile £312 £325 £300
90th Percentile £525 £553 £530
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 22
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +11.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £23.10 £21.00 £21.00
90th Percentile £32.30 £51.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -31.43% -6.67% +18.95%

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 7,854 7,563 8,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 47.45% 48.80% 47.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,603 4,369 4,793
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £238 £232 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 373 438
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.36 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.97% -19.18% +19.22%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £9.50
90th Percentile £42.60 £45.00 £49.13
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.72% -0.71% +6.06%

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 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
Thames Valley +5 222 £450 +5.88% 20
Buckinghamshire +20 123 £438 +9.38% 5
Berkshire -23 96 £450 +1.69% 14
Hampshire -15 75 £375 -13.79% 8
Surrey -35 28 £425 +5.59% 8
West Sussex -3 7 £413 +1.35% 2
East Sussex - 5 £525 - 4
Oxfordshire -1 4 £525 +13.51% 1
Kent -11 4 £370 - 1
Middlesex -4 1 £352 +0.57%
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 88 (25.81%) Linux
2 82 (24.05%) Java
3 81 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (20.53%) WebSphere
5 63 (18.48%) SQL
6 60 (17.60%) Finance
7 59 (17.30%) Oracle
8 51 (14.96%) Retail
9 46 (13.49%) Red Hat
10 43 (12.61%) Microsoft
11 41 (12.02%) Web Services
11 41 (12.02%) AngularJS
12 40 (11.73%) Jenkins
12 40 (11.73%) HP
12 40 (11.73%) Spring
13 39 (11.44%) Git (software)
13 39 (11.44%) Firewall
14 36 (10.56%) ITIL
15 35 (10.26%) Unix
16 34 (9.97%) Windows
16 34 (9.97%) SQL Server
16 34 (9.97%) Data Architecture
17 33 (9.68%) Telecoms
17 33 (9.68%) DevOps
18 32 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
18 32 (9.38%) DB2
18 32 (9.38%) JIRA
18 32 (9.38%) Data Analysis
19 31 (9.09%) J2EE
19 31 (9.09%) HTTP

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 70 (20.53%) WebSphere
2 31 (9.09%) Confluence
3 28 (8.21%) Tomcat
4 22 (6.45%) OpenStack
5 20 (5.87%) Apache
6 14 (4.11%) Apache Spark
7 12 (3.52%) Liferay
8 10 (2.93%) Cloud Foundry
9 9 (2.64%) CMS
9 9 (2.64%) GlassFish
9 9 (2.64%) WebSphere Application Server
10 8 (2.35%) IBM HTTP Server
10 8 (2.35%) JBoss
10 8 (2.35%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.76%) Drupal
11 6 (1.76%) IBM Domino
11 6 (1.76%) MS Exchange
12 5 (1.47%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.88%) Documentum
Applications
1 13 (3.81%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.59%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (2.05%) Maximo
1 7 (2.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.88%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.59%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.59%) SAP PM
3 2 (0.59%) SAP SM
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.80%) OpenShift
2 29 (8.50%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (7.62%) PaaS
4 24 (7.04%) IaaS
5 12 (3.52%) IBM Blueworks
6 8 (2.35%) IBM Cloud
7 7 (2.05%) Bluemix
7 7 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.47%) GitHub
9 3 (0.88%) SaaS
10 2 (0.59%) Office 365
10 2 (0.59%) Serverless
11 1 (0.29%) Slack
11 1 (0.29%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.29%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 39 (11.44%) Firewall
2 31 (9.09%) HTTP
3 22 (6.45%) SAN
4 16 (4.69%) SMTP
5 13 (3.81%) FTP
6 11 (3.23%) Internet
7 10 (2.93%) SSL
8 9 (2.64%) WAN
9 8 (2.35%) TCP/IP
10 7 (2.05%) LAN
11 5 (1.47%) Wireless
12 4 (1.17%) NetScaler
12 4 (1.17%) Network Security
13 3 (0.88%) DNS
13 3 (0.88%) Skype
13 3 (0.88%) VPN
14 2 (0.59%) DHCP
14 2 (0.59%) LDAP
14 2 (0.59%) SNMP
14 2 (0.59%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.97%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.38%) DB2
2 32 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (7.04%) MongoDB
4 23 (6.74%) IBM InfoSphere
5 20 (5.87%) Big Data
5 20 (5.87%) Redis
6 19 (5.57%) Hadoop
7 18 (5.28%) NuoDB
8 16 (4.69%) Oracle Database
9 14 (4.11%) Apache Hive
9 14 (4.11%) Sqoop
10 12 (3.52%) IBM BigInsights
11 11 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
12 9 (2.64%) HBase
13 7 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (1.47%) MySQL
14 5 (1.47%) Oracle Exadata
14 5 (1.47%) Relational Database
14 5 (1.47%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 40 (11.73%) Jenkins
2 39 (11.44%) Git (software)
3 32 (9.38%) JIRA
4 19 (5.57%) Selenium
5 14 (4.11%) Maven
6 10 (2.93%) Eclipse
7 9 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.17%) GitLab
8 4 (1.17%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (0.88%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.88%) Gradle
9 3 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.88%) Subversion
10 2 (0.59%) Dreamweaver
10 2 (0.59%) JUnit
10 2 (0.59%) Mockito
11 1 (0.29%) git-flow
11 1 (0.29%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.29%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.29%) VectorCAST
General
1 60 (17.60%) Finance
2 51 (14.96%) Retail
3 33 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 25 (7.33%) Banking
5 8 (2.35%) Billing
6 7 (2.05%) International Banking
7 6 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.88%) Electronics
8 3 (0.88%) Marketing
8 3 (0.88%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.59%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.59%) Back Office
9 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.59%) Games
9 2 (0.59%) German Language
9 2 (0.59%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.59%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 84 (24.63%) Developer
2 60 (17.60%) Architect
3 40 (11.73%) Java Developer
4 38 (11.14%) Analyst
5 34 (9.97%) Data Architect
6 27 (7.92%) Consultant
7 19 (5.57%) Administrator
7 19 (5.57%) Senior Developer
8 18 (5.28%) Senior Java Developer
9 15 (4.40%) DevOps Engineer
9 15 (4.40%) J2EE Developer
9 15 (4.40%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 12 (3.52%) Data Analyst
10 12 (3.52%) Delivery Manager
11 11 (3.23%) Lead Developer
11 11 (3.23%) Lead Java Developer
11 11 (3.23%) Process Analyst
11 11 (3.23%) Team Leader
11 11 (3.23%) Technical Architect
12 10 (2.93%) J2EE Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (12.02%) AngularJS
1 41 (12.02%) Web Services
2 40 (11.73%) Spring
3 31 (9.09%) J2EE
4 25 (7.33%) Hibernate
5 23 (6.74%) XML
6 22 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 21 (6.16%) HTML
7 21 (6.16%) JDBC
7 21 (6.16%) RESTful
7 21 (6.16%) WebSphere MQ
8 20 (5.87%) Apache CXF
8 20 (5.87%) RabbitMQ
9 18 (5.28%) Middleware
9 18 (5.28%) Node.js
10 17 (4.99%) Kafka
11 14 (4.11%) Swagger
12 13 (3.81%) IBM Integration Bus
12 13 (3.81%) REST
12 13 (3.81%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.04%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.16%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (4.99%) Mainframe
4 16 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (4.40%) DataPower
6 11 (3.23%) IBM Mainframe
6 11 (3.23%) Private Cloud
6 11 (3.23%) SWIFT
7 9 (2.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 8 (2.35%) Data Structures
9 7 (2.05%) EMC VNX
10 6 (1.76%) CMDB
10 6 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.47%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.47%) Oracle Exalogic
11 5 (1.47%) Replication
12 4 (1.17%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.17%) Social Media
12 4 (1.17%) User Experience
13 3 (0.88%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 88 (25.81%) Linux
2 35 (10.26%) Unix
3 34 (9.97%) Windows
4 23 (6.74%) AIX
5 22 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (5.28%) Windows Server
7 14 (4.11%) Solaris
8 10 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (2.64%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.17%) SUSE
11 4 (1.17%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.17%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.17%) zOS
12 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.59%) HPUX
13 2 (0.59%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.59%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (10.56%) ITIL
3 34 (9.97%) Data Architecture
4 33 (9.68%) DevOps
5 32 (9.38%) Data Analysis
6 30 (8.80%) API Development
6 30 (8.80%) Data Modelling
7 28 (8.21%) Data Management
8 27 (7.92%) Master Data Management
9 26 (7.62%) Service Management
10 25 (7.33%) CRM
10 25 (7.33%) Microservices
11 24 (7.04%) Data Mapping
11 24 (7.04%) Load Balancing
11 24 (7.04%) Migration
12 23 (6.74%) Continuous Delivery
12 23 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (5.87%) Scrum
14 19 (5.57%) Performance Tuning
15 16 (4.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (24.05%) Java
2 63 (18.48%) SQL
3 27 (7.92%) Perl
4 23 (6.74%) JavaScript
5 21 (6.16%) Shell Script
6 19 (5.57%) Korn
7 15 (4.40%) Python
8 12 (3.52%) ActionScript
8 12 (3.52%) ActionScript 2.0
9 10 (2.93%) ActionScript 3.0
10 9 (2.64%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.64%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.05%) JCL
12 5 (1.47%) COBOL
12 5 (1.47%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.47%) REXX
12 5 (1.47%) Ruby
13 3 (0.88%) C#
13 3 (0.88%) PHP
14 2 (0.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (3.81%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.64%) Degree
4 4 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.88%) CCNA
5 3 (0.88%) CCSE
5 3 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.59%) CCENT
6 2 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.59%) MCSA
6 2 (0.59%) MCSE
7 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.29%) CCNP
7 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.29%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.52%) RosettaNet
2 9 (2.64%) GDPR
3 7 (2.05%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.05%) QA
4 6 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.76%) SLA
5 5 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.29%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.29%) MIL-STD-1553
6 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (4.69%) Docker
3 14 (4.11%) Apache Flume
3 14 (4.11%) HDFS
4 9 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.35%) Active Directory
5 8 (2.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 8 (2.35%) vSphere
6 6 (1.76%) Oracle Clusterware
7 5 (1.47%) Time Sharing Option
7 5 (1.47%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.88%) XenServer
10 2 (0.59%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.59%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.59%) vCloud
10 2 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.59%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.59%) XenApp
11 1 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 23 (6.74%) Tivoli
2 19 (5.57%) Netcool
3 18 (5.28%) Ansible
3 18 (5.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 14 (4.11%) Ambari
4 14 (4.11%) Hadoop YARN
5 10 (2.93%) Control-M
6 8 (2.35%) Kubernetes
6 8 (2.35%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 5 (1.47%) MOM
7 5 (1.47%) Oozie
7 5 (1.47%) Puppet
7 5 (1.47%) vRealize
8 3 (0.88%) Consul
8 3 (0.88%) Mesos
8 3 (0.88%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.88%) SCCM
9 2 (0.59%) EMC VPLEX
9 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.59%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 59 (17.30%) Oracle
2 46 (13.49%) Red Hat
3 43 (12.61%) Microsoft
4 40 (11.73%) HP
5 29 (8.50%) VMware
6 23 (6.74%) EMC
7 18 (5.28%) Cisco
8 17 (4.99%) Citrix
9 16 (4.69%) SAP
10 13 (3.81%) JDA
11 12 (3.52%) NetApp
12 11 (3.23%) BMC
12 11 (3.23%) Dell
13 10 (2.93%) webMethods
14 9 (2.64%) Remedy
15 7 (2.05%) 3PAR
15 7 (2.05%) Brocade
15 7 (2.05%) CheckPoint
15 7 (2.05%) Lotus
16 6 (1.76%) WSO2