Period
to 23 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 108 94
Rank change year-on-year -26 -14 +15
Contract jobs citing IBM 65 101 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.27% 1.91% 2.12%
As % of the Vendors category 3.44% 4.72% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 64 77
South West median daily rate £463 £430 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.56% +14.67% -14.77%
10th Percentile £313 £307 £306
90th Percentile £616 £563 £511
England median daily rate £450 £450 £424
% change year-on-year - +6.19% -0.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 9
South West median hourly rate £13.00 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.86% +133.33% -50.82%
10th Percentile £9.80 £12.45 £12.00
90th Percentile £15.00 £40.08 £25.30
England median hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -41.43% -12.50% +9.22%

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 1,888 2,142 2,382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 36.80% 40.61% 40.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,121 1,369 1,552
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +4.73% -1.33%
10th Percentile £225 £206 £224
90th Percentile £556 £538 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 126 146
South West median hourly rate £17.74 £38.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.92% +40.00% +36.24%
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.25 £12.11
90th Percentile £46.00 £48.75 £47.38
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +9.11%

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 April 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 23 April 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 -1 27 £450 +16.13% 6
Gloucestershire +8 18 £458 +7.65% 1
Wiltshire +5 10 £550 +7.32% 4
Devon -21 4 £424 -22.88% 2
Somerset -12 2 £275 -31.46% 1
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 17 (26.15%) Microsoft
2 15 (23.08%) SQL
2 15 (23.08%) Windows
2 15 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 14 (21.54%) SC Cleared
3 14 (21.54%) Oracle
4 13 (20.00%) SAP
4 13 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (20.00%) Finance
4 13 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (18.46%) Mainframe
5 12 (18.46%) DB2
5 12 (18.46%) ETL
5 12 (18.46%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (16.92%) Java
6 11 (16.92%) Office 365
6 11 (16.92%) Windows Server
7 10 (15.38%) JIRA
7 10 (15.38%) Linux
7 10 (15.38%) Cognos
7 10 (15.38%) Active Directory
7 10 (15.38%) HP
7 10 (15.38%) Firewall
7 10 (15.38%) VMware
8 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (13.85%) ITIL
9 8 (12.31%) PL/SQL
9 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (12.31%) Cisco
9 8 (12.31%) Maximo

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 7 (10.77%) Confluence
2 6 (9.23%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.23%) Skype for Business
3 4 (6.15%) IIS
4 3 (4.62%) Apache
4 3 (4.62%) CICS
4 3 (4.62%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.54%) FileNet
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.54%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Maximo
2 4 (6.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (3.08%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (1.54%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (1.54%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.92%) Office 365
2 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.62%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.54%) SaaS
4 1 (1.54%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.38%) Firewall
2 6 (9.23%) DNS
2 6 (9.23%) SAN
2 6 (9.23%) Skype
3 4 (6.15%) DHCP
3 4 (6.15%) SSL
4 3 (4.62%) BIG-IP
4 3 (4.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (3.08%) NAS
5 2 (3.08%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.54%) DWDM
6 1 (1.54%) GSM
6 1 (1.54%) Intranet
6 1 (1.54%) LAN
6 1 (1.54%) LTE
6 1 (1.54%) NGN
6 1 (1.54%) SDH
6 1 (1.54%) UMTS
6 1 (1.54%) VPN
6 1 (1.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (18.46%) DB2
3 7 (10.77%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (9.23%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (7.69%) DataStage
6 4 (6.15%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (6.15%) Lumira
6 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
7 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
7 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (3.08%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (3.08%) MySQL
8 2 (3.08%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.54%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.54%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (1.54%) QualityStage
9 1 (1.54%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (15.38%) JIRA
2 3 (4.62%) Artifactory
2 3 (4.62%) Bitbucket
2 3 (4.62%) TeamCity
2 3 (4.62%) webpack
3 1 (1.54%) Rational Rose
General
1 13 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Banking
3 3 (4.62%) Retail
4 2 (3.08%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Automotive
5 1 (1.54%) Law
5 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.54%) Marketing
5 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (27.69%) Developer
2 12 (18.46%) Architect
3 10 (15.38%) Analyst
3 10 (15.38%) Consultant
4 9 (13.85%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (10.77%) Integration Developer
6 6 (9.23%) Lead Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Analyst Programmer
7 5 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Maximo Consultant
7 5 (7.69%) Programmer
8 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Data Centre Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 3 (4.62%) Training Consultant
10 2 (3.08%) Lync Consultant
10 2 (3.08%) Maximo Trainer
10 2 (3.08%) Unified Communications Consultant
10 2 (3.08%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.77%) IBM Integration Bus
1 7 (10.77%) Web Services
2 3 (4.62%) Node.js
2 3 (4.62%) React
2 3 (4.62%) Spring
2 3 (4.62%) Spring Boot
3 2 (3.08%) XML
4 1 (1.54%) J2EE
4 1 (1.54%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Mainframe
2 4 (6.15%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.15%) DataPower
3 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.08%) Clustering
4 2 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.08%) Replication
5 1 (1.54%) AS400
5 1 (1.54%) Frameworx
5 1 (1.54%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.54%) LPAR
5 1 (1.54%) Robotics
5 1 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.54%) Social Media
5 1 (1.54%) Tandem
5 1 (1.54%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.08%) Windows
2 11 (16.92%) Windows Server
3 10 (15.38%) Linux
4 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.15%) Unix
5 4 (6.15%) Windows Vista
6 3 (4.62%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.08%) AIX
7 2 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.54%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.46%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (18.46%) ETL
3 9 (13.85%) ITIL
4 8 (12.31%) Migration
5 7 (10.77%) Asset Management
5 7 (10.77%) Kanban
5 7 (10.77%) Requirements Analysis
5 7 (10.77%) Scrum
6 6 (9.23%) Analytics
6 6 (9.23%) Performance Management
7 5 (7.69%) Data Modelling
8 4 (6.15%) DevOps
8 4 (6.15%) ITSM
8 4 (6.15%) Load Balancing
8 4 (6.15%) Proactive Monitoring
8 4 (6.15%) Service Management
8 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.62%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 3 (4.62%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.08%) SQL
2 11 (16.92%) Java
3 8 (12.31%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.62%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.54%) C
6 1 (1.54%) C++
6 1 (1.54%) Korn
6 1 (1.54%) Python
6 1 (1.54%) R
6 1 (1.54%) RPG
6 1 (1.54%) RPG/400
6 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 14 (21.54%) SC Cleared
3 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.15%) MCITP
4 4 (6.15%) MCSA
4 4 (6.15%) MCSE
5 3 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.54%) Degree
6 1 (1.54%) PMP
6 1 (1.54%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.77%) PowerHA
3 6 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.15%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.15%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (6.15%) XenApp
5 3 (4.62%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (3.08%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.54%) Firmware
7 1 (1.54%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 4 (6.15%) NetBackup
2 4 (6.15%) SCCM
3 2 (3.08%) SCOM
4 1 (1.54%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.54%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.54%) Control-M
4 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (26.15%) Microsoft
2 14 (21.54%) Oracle
3 13 (20.00%) SAP
4 10 (15.38%) Cognos
4 10 (15.38%) HP
4 10 (15.38%) VMware
5 8 (12.31%) Cisco
5 8 (12.31%) Veeam
6 5 (7.69%) BMC
6 5 (7.69%) Citrix
6 5 (7.69%) Dell
6 5 (7.69%) Veritas
7 4 (6.15%) Avaya
7 4 (6.15%) Remedy
7 4 (6.15%) Sonus
7 4 (6.15%) Teradata
8 3 (4.62%) Adobe
8 3 (4.62%) F5
8 3 (4.62%) Green Hat
9 2 (3.08%) Red Hat