Period
to 26 July 2017

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 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 83 111
Rank change year-on-year -33 +28 -15
Contract jobs citing IBM 320 497 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.99% 2.67% 1.93%
As % of the Vendors category 4.09% 5.49% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 274 213
South East median daily rate £413 £431 £447
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% -3.52% +11.75%
10th Percentile £300 £314 £307
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £436
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.58% +2.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 12
South East median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.07% +42.16%
England median hourly rate £23.75 £21.00 £33.22
% change year-on-year +13.10% -36.79% +30.27%

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 7822 9053 9185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 48.69% 48.70% 46.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4324 5381 4999
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £544 £525
England median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 408 473
South East median hourly rate £16.13 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.15% -2.83% +9.34%
10th Percentile £9.95 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £41.63
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.58% -0.29% +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 26 July 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 6 months to 26 July 2017. 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 -31 171 £408 -5.23% 25
Buckinghamshire -10 102 £374 -6.56% 4
Hampshire -24 71 £381 -18.88% 7
Berkshire -15 68 £438 -2.78% 21
Surrey -5 41 £465 +7.14% 3
West Sussex +14 20 £400 -3.03% 1
Middlesex -3 5 £352 +0.57%
Kent +2 3 £370 -14.75% 1
East Sussex -7 3 £423 +14.19% 1
Oxfordshire -6 1 £550 +51.72%
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 77 (24.06%) Linux
2 76 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (22.50%) Java
4 67 (20.94%) Finance
5 55 (17.19%) Oracle
6 53 (16.56%) Node.js
7 51 (15.94%) JavaScript
8 50 (15.63%) Microsoft
8 50 (15.63%) HP
8 50 (15.63%) Scrum
9 49 (15.31%) Unix
10 46 (14.38%) Git (software)
10 46 (14.38%) RESTful
11 44 (13.75%) API Development
12 42 (13.13%) Microservices
13 41 (12.81%) AIX
13 41 (12.81%) SQL
14 40 (12.50%) MongoDB
15 39 (12.19%) REST
15 39 (12.19%) Jenkins
15 39 (12.19%) Data Centre
15 39 (12.19%) Migration
16 38 (11.88%) ITIL
16 38 (11.88%) VMware
17 36 (11.25%) Swagger
18 34 (10.63%) WebSphere
19 32 (10.00%) Banking
20 31 (9.69%) Windows
20 31 (9.69%) AngularJS
21 30 (9.38%) HTML

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 34 (10.63%) WebSphere
2 15 (4.69%) CMS
2 15 (4.69%) Drupal
3 14 (4.38%) Documentum
4 11 (3.44%) JBoss
4 11 (3.44%) Liferay
5 10 (3.13%) Alfresco
5 10 (3.13%) Apache Spark
5 10 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (2.81%) Apache
6 9 (2.81%) IBM HTTP Server
6 9 (2.81%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.19%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.88%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (1.56%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.94%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (2.19%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.88%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.31%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (7.50%) Maximo
2 6 (1.88%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.63%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (0.63%) SAP SM
5 1 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.31%) Infor CRM
5 1 (0.31%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.31%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.31%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.31%) Unica
5 1 (0.31%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.56%) OpenShift
2 15 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.69%) PaaS
3 8 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.25%) IBM Cloud
5 3 (0.94%) Bluemix
5 3 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.94%) IBM Blueworks
5 3 (0.94%) SaaS
6 2 (0.63%) IaaS
7 1 (0.31%) SmartFocus
7 1 (0.31%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.56%) SAN
2 20 (6.25%) Firewall
3 14 (4.38%) HTTP
4 9 (2.81%) TCP/IP
5 8 (2.50%) DNS
5 8 (2.50%) RFID
6 7 (2.19%) DHCP
6 7 (2.19%) Internet
7 6 (1.88%) VPN
8 5 (1.56%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (1.56%) LAN
8 5 (1.56%) Network Security
8 5 (1.56%) SNMP
8 5 (1.56%) WAN
9 4 (1.25%) FTP
9 4 (1.25%) LDAP
9 4 (1.25%) SSL
9 4 (1.25%) Wireless
10 3 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.94%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 23 (7.19%) DB2
3 16 (5.00%) Redis
4 15 (4.69%) Hadoop
5 12 (3.75%) IBM InfoSphere
5 12 (3.75%) Oracle Database
6 11 (3.44%) Big Data
6 11 (3.44%) SQL Server
7 10 (3.13%) NoSQL
8 9 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (2.50%) Apache Hive
9 8 (2.50%) HBase
9 8 (2.50%) IBM BigInsights
9 8 (2.50%) MySQL
9 8 (2.50%) Sqoop
10 7 (2.19%) SAP HANA
11 6 (1.88%) DB2 UDB
11 6 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 46 (14.38%) Git (software)
2 39 (12.19%) Jenkins
3 18 (5.63%) GitLab
4 10 (3.13%) JIRA
5 9 (2.81%) Eclipse
5 9 (2.81%) Karma Test Runner
5 9 (2.81%) Mocha
5 9 (2.81%) Protractor
6 7 (2.19%) JUnit
7 6 (1.88%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (1.56%) Selenium
8 5 (1.56%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.25%) Grunt
9 4 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.94%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.63%) Maven
11 2 (0.63%) PhantomJS
12 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.31%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.31%) RequisitePro
General
1 67 (20.94%) Finance
2 32 (10.00%) Banking
3 25 (7.81%) Telecoms
4 23 (7.19%) Retail
5 8 (2.50%) Corporate Banking
6 5 (1.56%) Military
7 4 (1.25%) Back Office
7 4 (1.25%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.25%) Law
8 3 (0.94%) Front Office
8 3 (0.94%) Marketing
9 2 (0.63%) Games
9 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.63%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.31%) Billing
10 1 (0.31%) German Language
10 1 (0.31%) Legal
10 1 (0.31%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 97 (30.31%) Developer
2 25 (7.81%) Consultant
3 22 (6.88%) Architect
4 21 (6.56%) Analyst
5 15 (4.69%) Java Developer
6 14 (4.38%) Administrator
7 13 (4.06%) Node.js Developer
8 10 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (3.13%) Support Engineer
8 10 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (3.13%) Technical Leader
9 9 (2.81%) MongoDB Developer
9 9 (2.81%) Tester
10 8 (2.50%) Automation Tester
10 8 (2.50%) Maximo Developer
10 8 (2.50%) Mobile Developer
10 8 (2.50%) Senior Developer
11 7 (2.19%) Business Analyst
11 7 (2.19%) DBA
11 7 (2.19%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (16.56%) Node.js
2 46 (14.38%) RESTful
3 39 (12.19%) REST
4 36 (11.25%) Swagger
5 31 (9.69%) AngularJS
6 30 (9.38%) HTML
7 28 (8.75%) SOAP
8 27 (8.44%) OAuth
9 25 (7.81%) Web Services
10 23 (7.19%) JSON
10 23 (7.19%) Middleware
11 21 (6.56%) Kafka
12 19 (5.94%) Spring
13 16 (5.00%) CSS
14 15 (4.69%) HTML5
14 15 (4.69%) Spring Boot
15 12 (3.75%) jQuery
15 12 (3.75%) WebSphere MQ
15 12 (3.75%) XSLT
16 11 (3.44%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.19%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.19%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.38%) Mainframe
4 13 (4.06%) Replication
5 12 (3.75%) Private Cloud
6 11 (3.44%) DataPower
7 10 (3.13%) LPAR
8 7 (2.19%) Algorithms
8 7 (2.19%) IBM Mainframe
8 7 (2.19%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.88%) IBM XIV
9 6 (1.88%) SWIFT
10 5 (1.56%) AS400
10 5 (1.56%) Clustering
10 5 (1.56%) User Experience
11 3 (0.94%) EMC VNX
12 2 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 77 (24.06%) Linux
2 49 (15.31%) Unix
3 41 (12.81%) AIX
4 31 (9.69%) Windows
5 18 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (4.38%) Windows Server
7 12 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (2.81%) Solaris
9 7 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.56%) SUSE
12 4 (1.25%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.25%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.63%) Android
13 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.63%) CentOS
13 2 (0.63%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.63%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (15.63%) Scrum
3 44 (13.75%) API Development
4 42 (13.13%) Microservices
5 39 (12.19%) Migration
6 38 (11.88%) ITIL
7 29 (9.06%) DevOps
8 26 (8.13%) Open Source
9 25 (7.81%) SOA
10 21 (6.56%) TDD
11 18 (5.63%) Asset Management
11 18 (5.63%) Content Management
11 18 (5.63%) Data Migration
11 18 (5.63%) ETL
11 18 (5.63%) Project Management
12 17 (5.31%) Test Automation
12 17 (5.31%) Unit Testing
13 16 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 72 (22.50%) Java
2 51 (15.94%) JavaScript
3 41 (12.81%) SQL
4 19 (5.94%) Shell Script
5 17 (5.31%) Python
6 16 (5.00%) Perl
7 12 (3.75%) Korn
8 9 (2.81%) Bash Shell
9 8 (2.50%) Ruby
10 6 (1.88%) PHP
11 5 (1.56%) COBOL
11 5 (1.56%) JCL
11 5 (1.56%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.25%) RPG
12 4 (1.25%) RPG IV
12 4 (1.25%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.94%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.63%) C#
14 2 (0.63%) Jython
14 2 (0.63%) UniBasic
Qualifications
1 26 (8.13%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.88%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.31%) Degree
4 3 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.94%) CCNA
4 3 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.94%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.94%) PMP
5 2 (0.63%) CCENT
5 2 (0.63%) ISEB
5 2 (0.63%) MCSA
5 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.31%) CISM
6 1 (0.31%) CISSP
6 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.31%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.94%) QA
2 10 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.25%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.25%) SLA
5 3 (0.94%) PMO
6 1 (0.31%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 23 (7.19%) Docker
2 11 (3.44%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.44%) VMware ESXi
2 11 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.81%) vSphere
4 8 (2.50%) Apache Flume
4 8 (2.50%) HDFS
5 7 (2.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 4 (1.25%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (0.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (0.63%) XenApp
8 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.31%) Firmware
8 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.31%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.31%) vCloud
8 1 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.31%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (6.56%) Tivoli
2 16 (5.00%) Ansible
2 16 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 9 (2.81%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (2.81%) Netcool
4 8 (2.50%) Hadoop YARN
4 8 (2.50%) Puppet
5 7 (2.19%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.88%) Control-M
7 5 (1.56%) OpenView
8 4 (1.25%) Ambari
8 4 (1.25%) Mesos
8 4 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.25%) SCCM
9 3 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.94%) IBM BigFix
9 3 (0.94%) Marathon
10 2 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.63%) SCOM
10 2 (0.63%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 55 (17.19%) Oracle
2 50 (15.63%) HP
2 50 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 38 (11.88%) VMware
4 26 (8.13%) SAP
5 24 (7.50%) OpenText
6 23 (7.19%) Red Hat
7 18 (5.63%) Cisco
7 18 (5.63%) WSO2
8 13 (4.06%) Sun
9 12 (3.75%) CA
10 11 (3.44%) MuleSoft
11 10 (3.13%) Citrix
12 9 (2.81%) Apigee
12 9 (2.81%) EMC
12 9 (2.81%) Google
13 8 (2.50%) Adobe
13 8 (2.50%) Informatica
14 6 (1.88%) Dell
14 6 (1.88%) NetApp
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