Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 114 113
Rank change year-on-year -21 -1 -14
Contract jobs citing IBM 78 92 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.33% 1.70% 1.73%
As % of the Vendors category 3.49% 4.13% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 56 65
South West median daily rate £494 £459 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.63% +14.69% -7.51%
10th Percentile £345 £269 £313
90th Percentile £724 £600 £600
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
South West median hourly rate £41.50 £35.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.57% -14.63% +5.90%
10th Percentile £36.25 £35.00 £16.80
90th Percentile £44.88 £54.00 £43.60
England median hourly rate £20.75 £24.38 £36.00
% change year-on-year -14.87% -32.29% +14.50%

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 2,235 2,230 2,468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.23% 41.20% 42.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,358 1,333 1,528
South West median daily rate £415 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.41% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £237 £213 £210
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 100 148
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +52.17% +13.95%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.95 £11.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 24 September 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
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 24 September 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
Wiltshire +12 33 £650 +20.93% 1
Bristol -31 20 £400 -6.16% 9
Gloucestershire -3 17 £475 +5.56% 5
Dorset -2 3 - -
Devon -4 3 £385 -13.87%
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 26 (33.33%) Finance
2 25 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (29.49%) Linux
4 16 (20.51%) ITIL
4 16 (20.51%) DataPower
5 14 (17.95%) Windows
6 13 (16.67%) SQL
6 13 (16.67%) DB2
6 13 (16.67%) Banking
6 13 (16.67%) REST
6 13 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 12 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (15.38%) Relational Database
7 12 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (15.38%) IBM Integration Bus
7 12 (15.38%) AIX
7 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 11 (14.10%) Data Modelling
8 11 (14.10%) SOAP
8 11 (14.10%) Middleware
8 11 (14.10%) WebSphere
8 11 (14.10%) VMware
8 11 (14.10%) Microservices
9 10 (12.82%) Kimball Methodology
9 10 (12.82%) IBM InfoSphere
9 10 (12.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 10 (12.82%) Teradata
9 10 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (12.82%) Oracle

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 11 (14.10%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.69%) SAS
3 4 (5.13%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.56%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (2.56%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.56%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.28%) Appian
5 1 (1.28%) CICS
5 1 (1.28%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.28%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (11.54%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (2.56%) Cognos Controller
2 2 (2.56%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.28%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (8.97%) Office 365
2 3 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.85%) OpenShift
3 2 (2.56%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.28%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.26%) SAN
2 7 (8.97%) Kerberos
2 7 (8.97%) NAS
3 3 (3.85%) Firewall
3 3 (3.85%) IPv6
3 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.56%) 4G
4 2 (2.56%) DHCP
4 2 (2.56%) DNS
4 2 (2.56%) HTTP
4 2 (2.56%) NetScaler
4 2 (2.56%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (2.56%) Skype
4 2 (2.56%) Wireless
5 1 (1.28%) 5G
5 1 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.28%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (1.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.28%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.67%) DB2
2 12 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 10 (12.82%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (12.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 10 (12.82%) IBM InfoSphere
3 10 (12.82%) RDBMS
4 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
5 6 (7.69%) DataStage
6 4 (5.13%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (5.13%) QualityStage
6 4 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (2.56%) Data Mining
8 2 (2.56%) KNIME
9 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (5.13%) SoapUI
3 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.56%) ERwin
4 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.56%) JIRA
5 1 (1.28%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.28%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (1.28%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.28%) Rational Rose
5 1 (1.28%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (33.33%) Finance
2 13 (16.67%) Banking
3 7 (8.97%) Retail
4 6 (7.69%) Aerospace
5 5 (6.41%) Telecoms
6 4 (5.13%) Avionics
6 4 (5.13%) Marketing
6 4 (5.13%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.56%) Back Office
7 2 (2.56%) Electronics
7 2 (2.56%) General Ledger
7 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.28%) Automotive
8 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (23.08%) Architect
2 15 (19.23%) Developer
3 13 (16.67%) Integration Architect
4 8 (10.26%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (8.97%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Consultant
7 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Designer
9 3 (3.85%) Administrator
9 3 (3.85%) Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) BPM Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (3.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.85%) MicroStrategy Consultant
9 3 (3.85%) NetBackup Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Performance Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Senior MicroStrategy Consultant
9 3 (3.85%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.67%) REST
2 12 (15.38%) IBM Integration Bus
3 11 (14.10%) Middleware
3 11 (14.10%) SOAP
4 7 (8.97%) SAML
5 5 (6.41%) XML
6 4 (5.13%) JSON
6 4 (5.13%) Web Services
7 3 (3.85%) Swagger
8 2 (2.56%) Dojo
8 2 (2.56%) DOM
8 2 (2.56%) jQuery
8 2 (2.56%) Kafka
8 2 (2.56%) Node.js
8 2 (2.56%) RESTful
8 2 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (2.56%) WSDL
9 1 (1.28%) JMS
9 1 (1.28%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.51%) DataPower
2 12 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.85%) LPAR
5 2 (2.56%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.56%) Clustering
5 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.56%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.56%) Replication
6 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.28%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.28%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.28%) Frameworx
6 1 (1.28%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.28%) TM Forum
6 1 (1.28%) TMS320
6 1 (1.28%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.49%) Linux
2 14 (17.95%) Windows
3 13 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 12 (15.38%) AIX
5 8 (10.26%) Unix
6 6 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.85%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.05%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (20.51%) ITIL
3 12 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (14.10%) Data Modelling
4 11 (14.10%) Microservices
5 10 (12.82%) Kimball Methodology
5 10 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (11.54%) Dimensional Modelling
6 9 (11.54%) Inmon Methodology
6 9 (11.54%) UML
7 8 (10.26%) BPMN
7 8 (10.26%) Migration
8 7 (8.97%) ETL
8 7 (8.97%) SDLC
9 6 (7.69%) Analytics
9 6 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (7.69%) Data Governance
9 6 (7.69%) Data Lineage
9 6 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.67%) SQL
2 8 (10.26%) Python
3 5 (6.41%) Java
4 4 (5.13%) PL/SQL
4 4 (5.13%) Shell Script
4 4 (5.13%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.85%) Perl
5 3 (3.85%) VBA
6 2 (2.56%) C
6 2 (2.56%) C#
6 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.56%) MATLAB
6 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.56%) R
6 2 (2.56%) VB
7 1 (1.28%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.28%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
1 7 (8.97%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.41%) MCSE
2 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.85%) Degree
3 3 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.85%) RHCE
4 1 (1.28%) CCDP
4 1 (1.28%) CCNP
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.56%) ARP4754
2 2 (2.56%) SLA
3 1 (1.28%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.28%) MISRA
System Software
1 10 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.97%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (2.56%) XenApp
6 1 (1.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (8.97%) NetBackup
2 5 (6.41%) SCCM
2 5 (6.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (3.85%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.85%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (1.28%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.10%) VMware
3 10 (12.82%) Oracle
3 10 (12.82%) Teradata
4 8 (10.26%) Red Hat
5 7 (8.97%) Veritas
6 6 (7.69%) EMC
6 6 (7.69%) Netezza
7 4 (5.13%) SAP
7 4 (5.13%) Veeam
8 3 (3.85%) APTARE
8 3 (3.85%) Cisco
8 3 (3.85%) Dell
8 3 (3.85%) HP
8 3 (3.85%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (3.85%) Pega
8 3 (3.85%) Serena
9 2 (2.56%) Anaplan
9 2 (2.56%) NetApp
9 2 (2.56%) RapidMiner