Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 98 109
Rank change year-on-year -41 +11 +12
Contract jobs citing IBM 63 116 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.19% 2.09% 1.76%
As % of the Vendors category 3.22% 5.05% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 79 59
South West median daily rate £420 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +13.33% -18.43%
10th Percentile £320 £285 £297
90th Percentile £598 £575 £500
England median daily rate £457 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.56% +5.88% -3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 10
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +125.37% -45.08%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.53 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £40.18 £43.08
England median hourly rate £20.50 £30.74 £21.00
% change year-on-year -33.30% +46.36% -32.19%

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 1,958 2,299 2,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 36.89% 41.45% 42.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,147 1,395 1,606
South West median daily rate £390 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £435 £415
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.82% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 117 139
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £39.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.49% +56.00% +24.24%
10th Percentile £11.45 £13.00 £11.20
90th Percentile £47.00 £52.50 £47.16
England median hourly rate £17.54 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.18% -2.86% -

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 15 July 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 15 July 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
Gloucestershire +2 20 £475 +24.18% 6
Bristol -28 20 £390 +4.00% 7
Wiltshire +11 13 £550 +2.33%
Devon -19 6 £385 -22.54%
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 23 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.92%) Finance
3 19 (30.16%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (28.57%) SQL
5 17 (26.98%) ETL
6 16 (25.40%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (25.40%) Linux
6 16 (25.40%) Security Cleared
7 15 (23.81%) SC Cleared
7 15 (23.81%) Windows
7 15 (23.81%) Oracle
7 15 (23.81%) Windows Server
8 13 (20.63%) ITIL
8 13 (20.63%) VMware
9 12 (19.05%) DB2
9 12 (19.05%) SAP
10 11 (17.46%) PL/SQL
10 11 (17.46%) Microsoft
10 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (15.87%) Office 365
11 10 (15.87%) Teradata
11 10 (15.87%) Active Directory
11 10 (15.87%) DataStage
12 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
12 9 (14.29%) IBM Integration Bus
12 9 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
12 9 (14.29%) JIRA
12 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (12.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 8 (12.70%) Relational Database

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 (11.11%) Confluence
2 6 (9.52%) SAS
2 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.52%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.76%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.59%) CMS
5 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.59%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (3.17%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.87%) Office 365
2 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.59%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.70%) SAN
2 6 (9.52%) DNS
2 6 (9.52%) Firewall
2 6 (9.52%) Skype
3 5 (7.94%) NAS
4 4 (6.35%) DHCP
5 3 (4.76%) SSL
6 2 (3.17%) NetScaler
6 2 (3.17%) Unified Communications
6 2 (3.17%) Wireless
7 1 (1.59%) DWDM
7 1 (1.59%) Extranet
7 1 (1.59%) GSM
7 1 (1.59%) Internet
7 1 (1.59%) Intranet
7 1 (1.59%) LAN
7 1 (1.59%) LTE
7 1 (1.59%) NGN
7 1 (1.59%) SDH
7 1 (1.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (30.16%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (19.05%) DB2
3 10 (15.87%) DataStage
4 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 8 (12.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 8 (12.70%) IBM InfoSphere
5 8 (12.70%) RDBMS
5 8 (12.70%) Relational Database
6 7 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (6.35%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 4 (6.35%) Lumira
8 4 (6.35%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (6.35%) QualityStage
9 2 (3.17%) Data Mining
9 2 (3.17%) KNIME
9 2 (3.17%) MySQL
9 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.59%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (14.29%) JIRA
2 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (3.17%) ERwin
3 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.59%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.59%) IBM UrbanCode
4 1 (1.59%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.59%) Rational Rose
4 1 (1.59%) Rational Team Concert
4 1 (1.59%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (34.92%) Finance
2 7 (11.11%) Banking
3 6 (9.52%) Retail
4 3 (4.76%) Retail Banking
4 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.17%) Aerospace
5 2 (3.17%) Electronics
5 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.17%) Marketing
6 1 (1.59%) Automotive
6 1 (1.59%) Avionics
6 1 (1.59%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (33.33%) Developer
2 9 (14.29%) Analyst
3 8 (12.70%) Architect
3 8 (12.70%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 7 (11.11%) Integration Developer
5 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (7.94%) Lead Developer
7 4 (6.35%) Administrator
7 4 (6.35%) Analyst Programmer
7 4 (6.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (6.35%) Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (6.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.35%) Programmer
7 4 (6.35%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.17%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.17%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.17%) Training Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) IBM Integration Bus
2 6 (9.52%) Web Services
3 4 (6.35%) Middleware
4 3 (4.76%) REST
4 3 (4.76%) XML
5 2 (3.17%) Node.js
5 2 (3.17%) SOAP
6 1 (1.59%) JMS
6 1 (1.59%) JSON
6 1 (1.59%) RESTful
6 1 (1.59%) WSDL
6 1 (1.59%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.94%) Mainframe
4 4 (6.35%) LPAR
5 3 (4.76%) Clustering
5 3 (4.76%) DataPower
5 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.76%) Replication
6 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.17%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.59%) EMC Centera
7 1 (1.59%) FMCG
7 1 (1.59%) Frameworx
7 1 (1.59%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.59%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.59%) Robotics
7 1 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.59%) Social Media
7 1 (1.59%) TM Forum
7 1 (1.59%) TMS320
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.40%) Linux
2 15 (23.81%) Windows
2 15 (23.81%) Windows Server
3 8 (12.70%) Unix
4 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (9.52%) AIX
6 4 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.76%) Windows 10
7 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.59%) Solaris
8 1 (1.59%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.98%) ETL
3 16 (25.40%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (20.63%) ITIL
5 9 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
6 8 (12.70%) Data Modelling
6 8 (12.70%) Performance Management
6 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (11.11%) Migration
7 7 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (11.11%) Scrum
7 7 (11.11%) SDLC
8 6 (9.52%) Asset Management
8 6 (9.52%) Data Governance
8 6 (9.52%) Data Integration
8 6 (9.52%) Data Lineage
8 6 (9.52%) Dimensional Modelling
8 6 (9.52%) Inmon Methodology
8 6 (9.52%) Kanban
8 6 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.57%) SQL
2 11 (17.46%) PL/SQL
3 8 (12.70%) Java
4 6 (9.52%) Shell Script
5 5 (7.94%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.17%) C
7 2 (3.17%) C#
7 2 (3.17%) Python
7 2 (3.17%) R
8 1 (1.59%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.59%) Korn
Qualifications
1 16 (25.40%) Security Cleared
2 15 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.35%) MCSE
4 4 (6.35%) RHCE
5 3 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.76%) MCITP
5 3 (4.76%) MCSA
6 1 (1.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.59%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.59%) MISRA
System Software
1 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (15.87%) Active Directory
3 5 (7.94%) XenApp
4 4 (6.35%) PowerHA
4 4 (6.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.59%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (6.35%) Backup Exec
2 4 (6.35%) NetBackup
2 4 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.35%) SCCM
2 4 (6.35%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.59%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (23.81%) Oracle
2 13 (20.63%) VMware
3 12 (19.05%) SAP
4 11 (17.46%) Microsoft
5 10 (15.87%) Teradata
6 8 (12.70%) Cognos
7 7 (11.11%) Veeam
8 6 (9.52%) Netezza
9 5 (7.94%) Cisco
9 5 (7.94%) Citrix
9 5 (7.94%) Veritas
10 4 (6.35%) Dell
10 4 (6.35%) HP
10 4 (6.35%) Red Hat
11 3 (4.76%) Avaya
11 3 (4.76%) Sonus
12 2 (3.17%) EMC
12 2 (3.17%) NetApp
12 2 (3.17%) RapidMiner
13 1 (1.59%) Informatica