Period
to 23 January 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 102 112
Rank change year-on-year -23 +10 -22
Contract jobs citing IBM 119 94 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.85% 1.79% 1.69%
As % of the Vendors category 4.39% 4.81% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 62 51
South West median daily rate £500 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +21.88%
10th Percentile £339 £313 £350
90th Percentile £709 £600 £600
England median daily rate £465 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 9
South West median hourly rate £44.38 £15.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +195.83% -57.14% -9.60%
10th Percentile £41.63 £10.00 £12.40
90th Percentile £49.25 £46.88 £40.00
England median hourly rate £41.00 £24.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +70.83% -33.33% -2.70%

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 2,711 1,954 2,197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 42.19% 37.13% 41.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,661 1,213 1,396
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% -1.33%
10th Percentile £263 £210 £179
90th Percentile £588 £575 £535
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 101 163
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £23.50 £23.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.21% +0.97% -15.36%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.85 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £46.60
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.11% -0.11% -2.78%

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 2019.

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
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 2019. 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
Wiltshire +19 71 £575 +4.55% 9
Bristol -44 25 £450 -18.18% 16
Gloucestershire -26 18 £475 +13.10% 5
Dorset +4 3 - -
Devon -5 1 £615 +38.67% 1
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 38 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (31.09%) Linux
3 35 (29.41%) Middleware
3 35 (29.41%) Finance
4 33 (27.73%) DataPower
5 28 (23.53%) Microservices
6 26 (21.85%) REST
7 24 (20.17%) UML
8 23 (19.33%) Banking
9 19 (15.97%) BPMN
9 19 (15.97%) WebSphere
10 18 (15.13%) Oracle
10 18 (15.13%) DB2
11 17 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 16 (13.45%) HP
12 16 (13.45%) .NET
12 16 (13.45%) Security Cleared
13 15 (12.61%) SQL
13 15 (12.61%) SOAP
13 15 (12.61%) WSDL
14 14 (11.76%) SC Cleared
15 13 (10.92%) XML
15 13 (10.92%) Windows
15 13 (10.92%) Defect Management
16 12 (10.08%) Software Architecture
16 12 (10.08%) HP ALM
16 12 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
16 12 (10.08%) Data Modelling
16 12 (10.08%) XML Schema
16 12 (10.08%) Red Hat

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 19 (15.97%) WebSphere
2 8 (6.72%) IBM HTTP Server
3 7 (5.88%) MQSeries
3 7 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (3.36%) SAS
5 2 (1.68%) Apache
5 2 (1.68%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.84%) Appian
6 1 (0.84%) CICS
6 1 (0.84%) Confluence
6 1 (0.84%) FileNet
Applications
1 8 (6.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (6.72%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.68%) Cognos Controller
2 2 (1.68%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (1.68%) Maximo
3 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.56%) OpenShift
2 7 (5.88%) Apigee
3 5 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.20%) GitHub
4 4 (3.36%) Office 365
5 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.72%) SAN
2 7 (5.88%) Kerberos
3 4 (3.36%) NAS
3 4 (3.36%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.52%) Firewall
4 3 (2.52%) IPv6
5 2 (1.68%) 4G
5 2 (1.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (1.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (1.68%) HTTP
5 2 (1.68%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (1.68%) WAAS
6 1 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.84%) FCoE
6 1 (0.84%) InfiniBand
6 1 (0.84%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.84%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.84%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.84%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.13%) DB2
2 11 (9.24%) IBM InfoSphere
2 11 (9.24%) Relational Database
3 10 (8.40%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (8.40%) SQL Server
4 9 (7.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 9 (7.56%) RDBMS
5 8 (6.72%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (6.72%) DataStage
6 4 (3.36%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (3.36%) QualityStage
6 4 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.68%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.84%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (5.04%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.04%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.20%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (3.36%) SoapUI
5 3 (2.52%) JIRA
6 2 (1.68%) AdminStudio
6 2 (1.68%) ERwin
7 1 (0.84%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.84%) Maven
7 1 (0.84%) Rational Team Concert
7 1 (0.84%) TestRail
7 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (29.41%) Finance
2 23 (19.33%) Banking
3 11 (9.24%) Telecoms
4 10 (8.40%) Aerospace
5 9 (7.56%) Electronics
6 5 (4.20%) Manufacturing
6 5 (4.20%) Marketing
6 5 (4.20%) Retail
6 5 (4.20%) Retail Banking
7 4 (3.36%) Automotive
8 3 (2.52%) Avionics
9 2 (1.68%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (30.25%) Architect
2 17 (14.29%) Developer
3 15 (12.61%) Integration Architect
4 13 (10.92%) Designer
5 11 (9.24%) Consultant
6 9 (7.56%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.88%) Technical Architect
8 6 (5.04%) BPM Designer
8 6 (5.04%) Software Asset Manager
8 6 (5.04%) Software Manager
8 6 (5.04%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Middleware Architect
9 5 (4.20%) Senior Architect
9 5 (4.20%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.36%) Applications Architect
10 4 (3.36%) ETL Developer
10 4 (3.36%) NetBackup Engineer
10 4 (3.36%) Performance Engineer
10 4 (3.36%) Senior Technical Architect
11 3 (2.52%) Senior MicroStrategy Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (29.41%) Middleware
2 26 (21.85%) REST
3 16 (13.45%) .NET
4 15 (12.61%) SOAP
4 15 (12.61%) WSDL
5 13 (10.92%) XML
6 12 (10.08%) XML Schema
7 9 (7.56%) IBM Integration Bus
7 9 (7.56%) SAML
8 4 (3.36%) JSON
8 4 (3.36%) OAuth
8 4 (3.36%) Swagger
9 3 (2.52%) OpenID
9 3 (2.52%) RESTful
9 3 (2.52%) Web Services
10 2 (1.68%) Java EE
10 2 (1.68%) KML
10 2 (1.68%) LDAP
10 2 (1.68%) Lucene
10 2 (1.68%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 33 (27.73%) DataPower
2 9 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.56%) Mainframe
3 5 (4.20%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.36%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.36%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.52%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.68%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.68%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.68%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.68%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.68%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.84%) NHS
7 1 (0.84%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 37 (31.09%) Linux
2 13 (10.92%) Windows
3 11 (9.24%) AIX
4 10 (8.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (7.56%) Unix
6 8 (6.72%) Windows Server
7 6 (5.04%) zOS
8 3 (2.52%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.68%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.84%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.84%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (23.53%) Microservices
3 24 (20.17%) UML
4 19 (15.97%) BPMN
5 13 (10.92%) Defect Management
6 12 (10.08%) Data Modelling
6 12 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (10.08%) Software Architecture
7 11 (9.24%) Sequence Diagram
7 11 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (9.24%) Use Case
8 10 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (8.40%) Migration
8 10 (8.40%) Software Engineering
9 9 (7.56%) Dimensional Modelling
9 9 (7.56%) Inmon Methodology
9 9 (7.56%) Kimball Methodology
9 9 (7.56%) Software Licensing
10 8 (6.72%) Computer Science
10 8 (6.72%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.61%) SQL
2 8 (6.72%) Java
2 8 (6.72%) Python
3 7 (5.88%) C
4 5 (4.20%) Ada
4 5 (4.20%) C++
5 4 (3.36%) COBOL
5 4 (3.36%) MATLAB
5 4 (3.36%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.36%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.36%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.52%) Perl
6 3 (2.52%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.52%) VBA
7 2 (1.68%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (13.45%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.56%) Degree
4 4 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.68%) CISM
5 2 (1.68%) CISSP
6 1 (0.84%) CCDP
6 1 (0.84%) CCNP
6 1 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.84%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.84%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.84%) ISEB
6 1 (0.84%) MCSE
6 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.36%) ARP4754
1 4 (3.36%) Data Quality
1 4 (3.36%) PSD2
2 1 (0.84%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (2.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.68%) Docker
2 2 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.68%) NDS
2 2 (1.68%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.68%) XenApp
3 1 (0.84%) Cygwin
3 1 (0.84%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (10.08%) HP ALM
2 7 (5.88%) Tivoli
3 4 (3.36%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.36%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.52%) SCCM
4 3 (2.52%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (2.52%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 3 (2.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (1.68%) SCOM
6 1 (0.84%) Ansible
6 1 (0.84%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.84%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.84%) Nagios
6 1 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.84%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 18 (15.13%) Oracle
2 17 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 16 (13.45%) HP
4 12 (10.08%) Red Hat
5 11 (9.24%) Teradata
6 10 (8.40%) SAP
7 8 (6.72%) Veritas
7 8 (6.72%) VMware
8 7 (5.88%) F5
9 6 (5.04%) EMC
9 6 (5.04%) Netezza
9 6 (5.04%) Snow
10 4 (3.36%) ForgeRock
10 4 (3.36%) Ping Identity
11 3 (2.52%) APTARE
11 3 (2.52%) Cisco
11 3 (2.52%) Dell
11 3 (2.52%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (2.52%) NetIQ
12 2 (1.68%) Cognos