Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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 West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 108 98
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10 +16
Contract jobs citing IBM 112 104 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.99% 1.79% 2.04%
As % of the Vendors category 5.01% 4.26% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 65 80
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +0.59% +3.68%
10th Percentile £306 £348 £259
90th Percentile £600 £600 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £430
% change year-on-year +2.86% +1.74% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £38.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -28.97% +88.58%
10th Percentile £17.85 £11.48 £18.02
90th Percentile £51.63 £43.53 £43.43
England median hourly rate £23.88 £36.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year -33.68% +14.50% +46.23%

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 2234 2444 2695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.76% 42.09% 40.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1358 1533 1683
South West median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% - -
10th Percentile £200 £200 £211
90th Percentile £550 £538 £511
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 163 153
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -6.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.90 £11.25 £11.03
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £49.84
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% -5.71% +6.06%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 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
Bristol +23 56 £500 +25.00%
Gloucestershire +20 29 £420 -15.79%
Devon - 13 £447 -
Wiltshire -26 7 £525 +20.00%
Dorset +9 3 £750 +114.29%
Somerset -20 2 £463 +22.52% 1
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 West region with a requirement for IBM.

1 34 (30.36%) Linux
2 30 (26.79%) Java
2 30 (26.79%) Oracle
3 29 (25.89%) DB2
4 27 (24.11%) Security Cleared
5 23 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (20.54%) Tomcat
5 23 (20.54%) Finance
6 21 (18.75%) Analytics
7 19 (16.96%) WebSphere
8 18 (16.07%) SC Cleared
8 18 (16.07%) Firewall
8 18 (16.07%) SQL
9 17 (15.18%) XML
10 16 (14.29%) Mainframe
11 15 (13.39%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (12.50%) Jenkins
12 14 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (12.50%) Git (software)
12 14 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
13 13 (11.61%) Continuous Deployment
13 13 (11.61%) CentOS
13 13 (11.61%) Test Automation
13 13 (11.61%) ETL
13 13 (11.61%) Cognos
13 13 (11.61%) Struts
13 13 (11.61%) JBoss
13 13 (11.61%) JavaScript
13 13 (11.61%) EJB
13 13 (11.61%) Subversion

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 23 (20.54%) Tomcat
2 19 (16.96%) WebSphere
3 13 (11.61%) JBoss
4 11 (9.82%) IIS
5 10 (8.93%) Apache
5 10 (8.93%) CICS
6 5 (4.46%) Skype for Business
7 4 (3.57%) Confluence
7 4 (3.57%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.57%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.79%) IBM Domino
8 2 (1.79%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.79%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.79%) SAS
9 1 (0.89%) CMS
9 1 (0.89%) FileNet
9 1 (0.89%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (5.36%) Simulink
2 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (11.61%) Cognos TM1
2 6 (5.36%) Maximo
2 6 (5.36%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (2.68%) Unica
4 2 (1.79%) Cognos Planning
4 2 (1.79%) Lawson
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.89%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.93%) Adobe Analytics
1 10 (8.93%) Office 365
2 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.68%) Silverpop
4 1 (0.89%) Bluemix
4 1 (0.89%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.89%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (0.89%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.07%) Firewall
2 12 (10.71%) BIG-IP
3 10 (8.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 8 (7.14%) SAN
5 6 (5.36%) DNS
5 6 (5.36%) LAN
5 6 (5.36%) WAN
6 5 (4.46%) DHCP
6 5 (4.46%) NAS
6 5 (4.46%) Skype
7 4 (3.57%) VPN
8 2 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.79%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (1.79%) Extranet
8 2 (1.79%) HTTP
8 2 (1.79%) Intranet
8 2 (1.79%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.79%) MPLS
8 2 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (25.89%) DB2
2 15 (13.39%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (8.04%) IBM InfoSphere
4 7 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (5.36%) DataStage
5 6 (5.36%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.46%) Big Data
6 5 (4.46%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (4.46%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.79%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.79%) MS Access
7 2 (1.79%) Neo4j
7 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.79%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.79%) QualityStage
7 2 (1.79%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 14 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 13 (11.61%) JIRA
2 13 (11.61%) Subversion
3 11 (9.82%) Rational DOORS
4 10 (8.93%) webpack
5 9 (8.04%) Artifactory
5 9 (8.04%) Bitbucket
5 9 (8.04%) TeamCity
6 6 (5.36%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (3.57%) JMeter
7 4 (3.57%) LoadRunner
7 4 (3.57%) Selenium
7 4 (3.57%) SoapUI
General
1 23 (20.54%) Finance
2 11 (9.82%) Banking
3 7 (6.25%) Aerospace
4 6 (5.36%) Avionics
4 6 (5.36%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.57%) Marketing
6 3 (2.68%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.68%) Retail
7 1 (0.89%) Back Office
7 1 (0.89%) German Language
7 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (36.61%) Developer
2 17 (15.18%) Java Developer
3 16 (14.29%) Consultant
4 9 (8.04%) Cognos Developer
5 8 (7.14%) Architect
5 8 (7.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 7 (6.25%) Analytics Developer
6 7 (6.25%) DevOps Consultant
6 7 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Analyst
8 5 (4.46%) C++ Developer
8 5 (4.46%) Java Consultant
8 5 (4.46%) Linux Consultant
8 5 (4.46%) TM1 Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (3.57%) C++/Java Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (2.68%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 3 (2.68%) Linux Engineer
10 3 (2.68%) Maximo Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.18%) XML
2 13 (11.61%) EJB
2 13 (11.61%) Java EE
2 13 (11.61%) Struts
3 11 (9.82%) Node.js
4 10 (8.93%) React
4 10 (8.93%) Spring
4 10 (8.93%) Spring Boot
5 4 (3.57%) JSON
5 4 (3.57%) Middleware
5 4 (3.57%) SOAP
5 4 (3.57%) Web Services
5 4 (3.57%) XSD
6 2 (1.79%) Dropwizard
6 2 (1.79%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.79%) HTML
6 2 (1.79%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (1.79%) JAX-RS
6 2 (1.79%) REST
7 1 (0.89%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 11 (9.82%) DataPower
3 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.36%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (4.46%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.57%) Clustering
6 4 (3.57%) Replication
7 3 (2.68%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.68%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.68%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.79%) RIA
9 1 (0.89%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.89%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.89%) Marketing Technology
9 1 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (30.36%) Linux
2 14 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (11.61%) CentOS
4 10 (8.93%) Windows
5 6 (5.36%) AIX
5 6 (5.36%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.57%) Unix
6 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.68%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.79%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.79%) SUSE
8 2 (1.79%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.79%) zOS
9 1 (0.89%) Android
9 1 (0.89%) Solaris
9 1 (0.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.54%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (18.75%) Analytics
3 13 (11.61%) Continuous Deployment
3 13 (11.61%) ETL
3 13 (11.61%) Test Automation
4 11 (9.82%) DevOps
5 10 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (8.93%) Microservices
5 10 (8.93%) Migration
6 9 (8.04%) ITIL
6 9 (8.04%) Validation
7 8 (7.14%) Scrum
8 7 (6.25%) Data Migration
9 6 (5.36%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (5.36%) Data Integration
9 6 (5.36%) Data Management
9 6 (5.36%) SysML
10 5 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (4.46%) Data Governance
10 5 (4.46%) Data Lineage
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.79%) Java
2 18 (16.07%) SQL
3 13 (11.61%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 6 (5.36%) MATLAB
5 6 (5.36%) Shell Script
6 5 (4.46%) C
6 5 (4.46%) C++
7 4 (3.57%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.57%) Python
8 2 (1.79%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.89%) PHP
9 1 (0.89%) VB
9 1 (0.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (24.11%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.07%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (3.57%) Degree
4 3 (2.68%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.57%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.57%) ISA Server
4 3 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.79%) Firmware
5 2 (1.79%) RACF
5 2 (1.79%) Xen
5 2 (1.79%) XenApp
6 1 (0.89%) HDFS
6 1 (0.89%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (5.36%) SCOM
2 3 (2.68%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.79%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.79%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.79%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.79%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.79%) SCCM
3 2 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.79%) zSecure
4 1 (0.89%) Ansible
4 1 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.89%) Puppet
4 1 (0.89%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 30 (26.79%) Oracle
2 13 (11.61%) Cognos
3 12 (10.71%) F5
3 12 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 11 (9.82%) Adobe
5 9 (8.04%) Green Hat
6 7 (6.25%) HP
6 7 (6.25%) VMware
7 6 (5.36%) EMC
7 6 (5.36%) Teradata
8 5 (4.46%) Cisco
8 5 (4.46%) Citrix
8 5 (4.46%) Dell
9 4 (3.57%) SAP
9 4 (3.57%) Veritas
10 3 (2.68%) Google
10 3 (2.68%) Netezza
11 2 (1.79%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.79%) Coremetrics
11 2 (1.79%) IronPort