Period
to 26 October 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 26 October 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 87 141 158
Rank change year-on-year +54 +17 -61
Contract jobs citing IBM 81 229 273
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.26% 1.67% 1.66%
As % of the Vendors category 4.31% 3.44% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 150 181
Median daily rate £522 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.00% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £332 £302 £319
90th Percentile £648 £597 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.87% -30.32% +88.00%
10th Percentile £31.05 £20.05 £41.20
90th Percentile £38.80 £38.35 £54.40
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.71% -11.88% +68.42%

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 1,879 6,659 7,585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 52.38% 48.67% 45.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,117 3,863 4,402
Median daily rate £463 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.35% +5.29% +2.41%
10th Percentile £213 £230 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £586
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 335 338
Median hourly rate £27.00 £19.71 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.99% +19.45% -4.35%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.07 £10.31
90th Percentile £57.20 £73.25 £46.94
Median hourly rate £32.50 £19.03 £17.50
% change year-on-year +70.78% +8.74% +1.45%

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 26 October 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 26 October 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 26 October 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 +57 39 £487 +21.63% 4
Thames Valley +28 23 £525 +16.67% 9
Buckinghamshire +34 17 £529 +17.50% 1
West Sussex +51 12 £648 +66.15%
Surrey +64 7 £500 +17.65% 2
Berkshire +34 6 £488 +8.33% 7
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 26 October 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 33 (40.74%) Security Cleared
2 30 (37.04%) SC Cleared
3 26 (32.10%) Oracle
4 22 (27.16%) Linux
5 19 (23.46%) ETL
6 17 (20.99%) Data Modelling
7 15 (18.52%) Tomcat
7 15 (18.52%) WebSphere Application Server
7 15 (18.52%) SQL
7 15 (18.52%) Shell Script
7 15 (18.52%) Data Integration
7 15 (18.52%) WebSphere
8 14 (17.28%) IBM Integration Bus
8 14 (17.28%) Open Source
8 14 (17.28%) Red Hat
8 14 (17.28%) WebSphere MQ
8 14 (17.28%) JBoss
8 14 (17.28%) Analytics
9 13 (16.05%) Windows
9 13 (16.05%) VMware
10 12 (14.81%) Bash Shell
10 12 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (14.81%) Apache TomEE
10 12 (14.81%) Apache Geronimo
11 11 (13.58%) Relational Database
11 11 (13.58%) IIS
11 11 (13.58%) SOAP
11 11 (13.58%) Unix
11 11 (13.58%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (12.35%) DataStage

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 15 (18.52%) Tomcat
1 15 (18.52%) WebSphere
1 15 (18.52%) WebSphere Application Server
2 14 (17.28%) JBoss
3 12 (14.81%) Apache Geronimo
3 12 (14.81%) Apache TomEE
4 11 (13.58%) IIS
5 7 (8.64%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.23%) Apache
6 1 (1.23%) Appian
6 1 (1.23%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.94%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.70%) SPSS
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (7.41%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.47%) Maximo
2 2 (2.47%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (1.23%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.23%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.23%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.23%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) GitHub
2 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.23%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (1.23%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
1 9 (11.11%) SAN
2 8 (9.88%) iSCSI
3 2 (2.47%) DNS
3 2 (2.47%) Firewall
3 2 (2.47%) LAN
3 2 (2.47%) WAN
4 1 (1.23%) DHCP
4 1 (1.23%) HTTP
4 1 (1.23%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.23%) IPsec
4 1 (1.23%) MQTT
4 1 (1.23%) Network Security
4 1 (1.23%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.58%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (13.58%) Relational Database
2 10 (12.35%) DataStage
3 9 (11.11%) IBM InfoSphere
4 8 (9.88%) Big Data
4 8 (9.88%) Oracle Database
5 7 (8.64%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.94%) DB2
6 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
7 3 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (3.70%) QlikView
8 2 (2.47%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.47%) GIS
8 2 (2.47%) MySQL
8 2 (2.47%) OLAP
8 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.47%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 2 (2.47%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.94%) SonarQube
2 2 (2.47%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.47%) JIRA
2 2 (2.47%) Rational Rose
3 1 (1.23%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.23%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.23%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Aerospace
2 4 (4.94%) Automotive
2 4 (4.94%) Retail
3 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.47%) Back Office
4 2 (2.47%) Front Office
4 2 (2.47%) Law
5 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (25.93%) Architect
2 11 (13.58%) Solutions Architect
2 11 (13.58%) WebSphere Specialist
3 8 (9.88%) Applications Specialist
3 8 (9.88%) Developer
3 8 (9.88%) Server Specialist
3 8 (9.88%) WebSphere Server Specialist
4 7 (8.64%) Data Architect
5 6 (7.41%) Administrator
5 6 (7.41%) Performance Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Applications Architect
6 5 (6.17%) Data Modeller
6 5 (6.17%) DBA
6 5 (6.17%) Designer
6 5 (6.17%) ETL Designer
6 5 (6.17%) Security Architect
6 5 (6.17%) Senior Data Modeller
6 5 (6.17%) Senior Designer
6 5 (6.17%) Storage Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.28%) IBM Integration Bus
1 14 (17.28%) WebSphere MQ
2 11 (13.58%) SOAP
3 8 (9.88%) Middleware
4 7 (8.64%) REST
5 4 (4.94%) J2EE
6 3 (3.70%) Web Services
7 2 (2.47%) XML
8 1 (1.23%) HTML
8 1 (1.23%) ISPF
8 1 (1.23%) JSP
8 1 (1.23%) LDAP
8 1 (1.23%) RESTful
8 1 (1.23%) WSDL
8 1 (1.23%) XSD
8 1 (1.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.17%) Clustering
2 5 (6.17%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.17%) IBM Storwize
3 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.94%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (4.94%) Mobile Payment
3 4 (4.94%) Smartcard
4 2 (2.47%) DataPower
5 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.23%) FMCG
5 1 (1.23%) iSeries
5 1 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.23%) PKI
5 1 (1.23%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.16%) Linux
2 13 (16.05%) Windows
3 12 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (13.58%) Unix
5 5 (6.17%) AIX
6 3 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.47%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.23%) Android
8 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.23%) MVS
8 1 (1.23%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.46%) ETL
2 17 (20.99%) Data Modelling
3 15 (18.52%) Data Integration
4 14 (17.28%) Analytics
4 14 (17.28%) Open Source
5 9 (11.11%) Data Governance
5 9 (11.11%) Information Governance
5 9 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
6 7 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.64%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (8.64%) Migration
6 7 (8.64%) Performance Engineering
6 7 (8.64%) Performance Measurement
6 7 (8.64%) Strategic Roadmap
7 6 (7.41%) CRM
7 6 (7.41%) DevOps
7 6 (7.41%) E-Commerce
7 6 (7.41%) Security Architecture
7 6 (7.41%) TOGAF
7 6 (7.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.52%) Shell Script
1 15 (18.52%) SQL
2 12 (14.81%) Bash Shell
3 9 (11.11%) Java
3 9 (11.11%) Perl
4 8 (9.88%) C
5 7 (8.64%) Python
6 1 (1.23%) C++
6 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.23%) JCL
6 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.23%) REXX
6 1 (1.23%) VB
6 1 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (40.74%) Security Cleared
2 30 (37.04%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) Degree
4 3 (3.70%) CISA
4 3 (3.70%) CISM
4 3 (3.70%) CISSP
4 3 (3.70%) IISP
5 2 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.47%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.23%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.23%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (6.17%) NIST
1 5 (6.17%) PCI DSS
1 5 (6.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (4.94%) GDPR
2 4 (4.94%) ISAE 3402
2 4 (4.94%) ISO 22301
2 4 (4.94%) ISO 31000
2 4 (4.94%) ISO 9001
2 4 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.64%) Docker
2 7 (8.64%) NFS
3 4 (4.94%) Firmware
4 3 (3.70%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.47%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.47%) Terminal Server
5 2 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.47%) XenApp
6 1 (1.23%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (1.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (1.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) Kubernetes
1 7 (8.64%) Prometheus
2 4 (4.94%) IBM Guardium
2 4 (4.94%) Nessus
2 4 (4.94%) Tivoli
2 4 (4.94%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 3 (3.70%) SCCM
3 3 (3.70%) SCOM
3 3 (3.70%) WSUS
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.47%) Netcool
4 2 (2.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.47%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (1.23%) Avamar
5 1 (1.23%) Control-M
5 1 (1.23%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.23%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (32.10%) Oracle
2 14 (17.28%) Red Hat
3 13 (16.05%) VMware
4 9 (11.11%) Dell
5 8 (9.88%) EMC
6 7 (8.64%) Microsoft
6 7 (8.64%) NetApp
7 6 (7.41%) TIBCO
8 5 (6.17%) McAfee
9 4 (4.94%) ArcSight
9 4 (4.94%) Barracuda Networks
9 4 (4.94%) Brocade
9 4 (4.94%) Centrify
9 4 (4.94%) Cisco
9 4 (4.94%) Imperva
9 4 (4.94%) Qualys
9 4 (4.94%) Splunk
9 4 (4.94%) Sun
9 4 (4.94%) Trend Micro
9 4 (4.94%) Tripwire