Period
to 23 January 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 23 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 West
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 111 88
Rank change year-on-year +11 -23 +10
Contract jobs citing IBM 94 90 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.79% 1.69% 2.27%
As % of the Vendors category 4.79% 4.11% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 51 90
South West median daily rate £475 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +21.88% -11.11%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £286
90th Percentile £600 £600 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 4
South West median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £38.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.14% -9.60% +59.65%
10th Percentile £10.00 £12.40 £22.63
90th Percentile £46.88 £40.00 £46.28
England median hourly rate £24.00 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% -2.70% +17.37%

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 West.

All Vendors
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,962 2,188 2,504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 37.29% 40.98% 40.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,218 1,387 1,598
South West median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £210 £178 £213
90th Percentile £575 £535 £503
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 163 139
South West median hourly rate £23.50 £23.28 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.97% -15.36% +37.09%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.63 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.60 £48.00
England median hourly rate £17.49 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.06% -2.78% +9.09%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing IBM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in the South West

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IBM in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in the South West

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in the South West over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in the South West

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in the South West

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in the South West over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IBM in the South West

IBM
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 23 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
Bristol +27 52 £550 +51.72% 11
Gloucestershire +25 23 £420 -23.64% 4
Wiltshire -9 9 £550 +15.79% 1
Devon +4 5 £444 -1.44% 3
Dorset -2 2 £750 +122.22% 5
Somerset -11 2 £275 -30.38% 1
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for IBM.

1 27 (28.72%) Oracle
2 24 (25.53%) DB2
3 22 (23.40%) Linux
3 22 (23.40%) Java
3 22 (23.40%) Finance
3 22 (23.40%) Security Cleared
4 21 (22.34%) Analytics
5 18 (19.15%) SC Cleared
5 18 (19.15%) Mainframe
5 18 (19.15%) SQL
6 17 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (17.02%) Firewall
8 14 (14.89%) Tomcat
9 13 (13.83%) Cognos
9 13 (13.83%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (13.83%) Microsoft
9 13 (13.83%) Cognos TM1
9 13 (13.83%) JIRA
10 12 (12.77%) DataPower
10 12 (12.77%) ETL
10 12 (12.77%) Windows
10 12 (12.77%) DevOps
10 12 (12.77%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (11.70%) Node.js
11 11 (11.70%) IIS
11 11 (11.70%) Banking
12 10 (10.64%) BIG-IP
12 10 (10.64%) Spring
12 10 (10.64%) Apache
12 10 (10.64%) Business Intelligence

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 14 (14.89%) Tomcat
2 11 (11.70%) IIS
3 10 (10.64%) Apache
3 10 (10.64%) CICS
4 7 (7.45%) WebSphere
5 6 (6.38%) Skype for Business
6 5 (5.32%) SharePoint
7 4 (4.26%) Confluence
7 4 (4.26%) JBoss
8 3 (3.19%) MS Exchange
8 3 (3.19%) WebLogic
9 2 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (2.13%) SAS
10 1 (1.06%) CMS
10 1 (1.06%) FileNet
10 1 (1.06%) OpenStack
10 1 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (13.83%) Cognos TM1
2 8 (8.51%) Maximo
3 5 (5.32%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (4.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (2.13%) Cognos Planning
5 2 (2.13%) Lawson
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (2.13%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.57%) Adobe Analytics
2 7 (7.45%) Office 365
3 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.13%) Silverpop
6 1 (1.06%) Bluemix
6 1 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.06%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (1.06%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.02%) Firewall
2 10 (10.64%) BIG-IP
2 10 (10.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 8 (8.51%) SAN
4 6 (6.38%) DNS
4 6 (6.38%) Skype
5 5 (5.32%) DHCP
5 5 (5.32%) NAS
6 3 (3.19%) LAN
6 3 (3.19%) WAN
7 2 (2.13%) Extranet
7 2 (2.13%) Intranet
8 1 (1.06%) 3G
8 1 (1.06%) 3GPP
8 1 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.06%) HTTP
8 1 (1.06%) Internet
8 1 (1.06%) SSL
8 1 (1.06%) VLAN
8 1 (1.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (25.53%) DB2
2 13 (13.83%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (8.51%) IBM InfoSphere
4 7 (7.45%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (5.32%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (5.32%) DataStage
5 5 (5.32%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.26%) Big Data
6 4 (4.26%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.13%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.13%) MS Access
7 2 (2.13%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.13%) QualityStage
7 2 (2.13%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (13.83%) JIRA
2 10 (10.64%) webpack
3 9 (9.57%) Artifactory
3 9 (9.57%) Bitbucket
3 9 (9.57%) TeamCity
4 5 (5.32%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.32%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.32%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (4.26%) Subversion
6 3 (3.19%) JMeter
6 3 (3.19%) LoadRunner
6 3 (3.19%) Selenium
6 3 (3.19%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (23.40%) Finance
2 11 (11.70%) Banking
3 6 (6.38%) Retail Banking
4 4 (4.26%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.19%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.13%) Marketing
6 2 (2.13%) Retail
7 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.06%) Automotive
7 1 (1.06%) Back Office
7 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (30.85%) Developer
2 18 (19.15%) Consultant
3 10 (10.64%) Architect
4 9 (9.57%) Cognos Developer
5 8 (8.51%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 7 (7.45%) Analyst
6 7 (7.45%) Analytics Developer
6 7 (7.45%) DevOps Consultant
6 7 (7.45%) Java Developer
7 6 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.32%) Java Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) Linux Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) Maximo Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) TM1 Developer
9 4 (4.26%) C++ Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 3 (3.19%) C++/Java Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Data Centre Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) Linux Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.70%) Node.js
2 10 (10.64%) React
2 10 (10.64%) Spring
2 10 (10.64%) Spring Boot
3 8 (8.51%) XML
4 4 (4.26%) EJB
4 4 (4.26%) Java EE
4 4 (4.26%) Middleware
4 4 (4.26%) Struts
4 4 (4.26%) Web Services
5 3 (3.19%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (3.19%) JSON
5 3 (3.19%) SOAP
5 3 (3.19%) XSD
6 1 (1.06%) .NET
6 1 (1.06%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.06%) HTML
6 1 (1.06%) J2EE
6 1 (1.06%) UDDI
6 1 (1.06%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.15%) Mainframe
2 12 (12.77%) DataPower
3 6 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.26%) Clustering
4 4 (4.26%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.26%) Replication
5 3 (3.19%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (3.19%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.13%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.06%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.06%) AS400
7 1 (1.06%) Marketing Technology
7 1 (1.06%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 22 (23.40%) Linux
2 12 (12.77%) Windows
3 6 (6.38%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.26%) AIX
5 4 (4.26%) CentOS
5 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.26%) Windows Vista
6 3 (3.19%) Unix
6 3 (3.19%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.13%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.06%) Android
8 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.06%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.34%) Analytics
2 17 (18.09%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (12.77%) DevOps
3 12 (12.77%) ETL
4 10 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (10.64%) Microservices
4 10 (10.64%) Migration
5 7 (7.45%) Data Migration
5 7 (7.45%) ITIL
5 7 (7.45%) Scrum
6 6 (6.38%) Data Management
7 5 (5.32%) Asset Management
7 5 (5.32%) Data Governance
7 5 (5.32%) Data Integration
7 5 (5.32%) Data Lineage
7 5 (5.32%) Kanban
8 4 (4.26%) Analytical Thinking
8 4 (4.26%) Continuous Deployment
8 4 (4.26%) ITIL V3
8 4 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.40%) Java
2 18 (19.15%) SQL
3 8 (8.51%) PL/SQL
4 5 (5.32%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.32%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.26%) C
5 4 (4.26%) C++
5 4 (4.26%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.26%) Python
6 2 (2.13%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.13%) VBA
7 1 (1.06%) PHP
7 1 (1.06%) R
7 1 (1.06%) RPG
7 1 (1.06%) RPG/400
7 1 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (23.40%) Security Cleared
2 18 (19.15%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.32%) Degree
4 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.06%) MCITP
5 1 (1.06%) MCSA
5 1 (1.06%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (12.77%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (7.45%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.26%) PowerHA
3 4 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.19%) ISA Server
4 3 (3.19%) XenApp
5 2 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.13%) Xen
6 1 (1.06%) Firmware
6 1 (1.06%) HDFS
6 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.06%) RACF
6 1 (1.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) SCOM
2 3 (3.19%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.13%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.13%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.06%) Ansible
4 1 (1.06%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.06%) Control-M
4 1 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.06%) SCCM
4 1 (1.06%) zSecure
Vendors
1 27 (28.72%) Oracle
2 13 (13.83%) Cognos
2 13 (13.83%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.64%) F5
4 9 (9.57%) Adobe
4 9 (9.57%) Green Hat
4 9 (9.57%) HP
5 7 (7.45%) SAP
6 6 (6.38%) Cisco
6 6 (6.38%) Citrix
6 6 (6.38%) Teradata
6 6 (6.38%) VMware
7 5 (5.32%) BMC
8 4 (4.26%) Dell
8 4 (4.26%) Remedy
9 3 (3.19%) EMC
10 2 (2.13%) Google
10 2 (2.13%) Infor
10 2 (2.13%) Netezza
10 2 (2.13%) Veritas