Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 98 110
Rank change year-on-year -35 +12 -14
Contract jobs citing IBM 92 112 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.48% 2.02% 1.84%
As % of the Vendors category 3.75% 5.04% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 73 68
South West median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +0.59%
10th Percentile £363 £306 £348
90th Percentile £711 £600 £600
England median daily rate £460 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +2.11% +4.77% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
South West median hourly rate £42.63 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.79% +27.27% -28.97%
10th Percentile £36.88 £17.85 £11.48
90th Percentile £46.75 £51.63 £43.53
England median hourly rate £40.00 £23.88 £36.00
% change year-on-year +67.54% -33.68% +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 2,453 2,224 2,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 39.34% 40.09% 42.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,493 1,348 1,545
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +4.73% -1.33%
10th Percentile £250 £200 £200
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 104 160
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £30.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.16% +43.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.56 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £50.00 £46.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.72% +5.30% -5.71%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +10 46 £601 +14.52% 5
Bristol -44 20 £415 -21.00% 13
Gloucestershire -26 19 £481 +14.58% 6
Devon -11 4 £385 -13.87%
Dorset -1 3 - - 2
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 33 (35.87%) Finance
2 31 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (27.17%) Linux
4 22 (23.91%) DataPower
5 20 (21.74%) Middleware
6 19 (20.65%) Banking
6 19 (20.65%) Microservices
7 17 (18.48%) SQL
8 16 (17.39%) Oracle
8 16 (17.39%) DB2
8 16 (17.39%) REST
9 15 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (16.30%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (15.22%) Windows
10 14 (15.22%) Relational Database
11 13 (14.13%) IBM InfoSphere
11 13 (14.13%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (14.13%) Data Modelling
11 13 (14.13%) Microsoft
11 13 (14.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (14.13%) Teradata
12 12 (13.04%) RDBMS
12 12 (13.04%) SOAP
12 12 (13.04%) Kimball Methodology
12 12 (13.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 11 (11.96%) Inmon Methodology
13 11 (11.96%) ITIL
13 11 (11.96%) UML
13 11 (11.96%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (11.96%) 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 11 (11.96%) WebSphere
2 7 (7.61%) SAS
3 5 (5.43%) IBM HTTP Server
3 5 (5.43%) MQSeries
3 5 (5.43%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.09%) Appian
4 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.09%) CICS
4 1 (1.09%) CMS
4 1 (1.09%) Confluence
4 1 (1.09%) FileNet
4 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.09%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (8.70%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (3.26%) Cognos Controller
2 3 (3.26%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.61%) OpenShift
2 5 (5.43%) Apigee
3 4 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.35%) Office 365
4 3 (3.26%) GitHub
5 2 (2.17%) IBM Blueworks
5 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.61%) Kerberos
1 7 (7.61%) SAN
2 5 (5.43%) NAS
3 3 (3.26%) Firewall
3 3 (3.26%) IPv6
3 3 (3.26%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.17%) 4G
4 2 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (2.17%) HTTP
4 2 (2.17%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (1.09%) 3GPP
5 1 (1.09%) 5G
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.09%) DHCP
5 1 (1.09%) FCoE
5 1 (1.09%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.09%) Skype
5 1 (1.09%) VSAN
5 1 (1.09%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.39%) DB2
2 14 (15.22%) Relational Database
3 13 (14.13%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (14.13%) IBM InfoSphere
4 12 (13.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 12 (13.04%) RDBMS
5 10 (10.87%) SQL Server
6 9 (9.78%) DataStage
7 6 (6.52%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (5.43%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (5.43%) QualityStage
8 5 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (2.17%) Data Mining
9 2 (2.17%) KNIME
10 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (8.70%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (6.52%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.43%) SoapUI
4 4 (4.35%) JIRA
5 3 (3.26%) ERwin
6 1 (1.09%) AdminStudio
6 1 (1.09%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.09%) Maven
6 1 (1.09%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (1.09%) TestRail
6 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 33 (35.87%) Finance
2 19 (20.65%) Banking
3 8 (8.70%) Retail
4 6 (6.52%) Aerospace
4 6 (6.52%) Marketing
4 6 (6.52%) Telecoms
5 5 (5.43%) Retail Banking
6 4 (4.35%) Avionics
6 4 (4.35%) Electronics
6 4 (4.35%) Manufacturing
7 3 (3.26%) General Ledger
8 2 (2.17%) Back Office
9 1 (1.09%) Automotive
9 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (30.43%) Architect
2 17 (18.48%) Developer
3 15 (16.30%) Integration Architect
4 8 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (7.61%) Consultant
5 7 (7.61%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (5.43%) Designer
6 5 (5.43%) Middleware Architect
7 4 (4.35%) Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) NetBackup Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.26%) Administrator
8 3 (3.26%) BPM Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.26%) Senior Architect
8 3 (3.26%) Senior MicroStrategy Consultant
8 3 (3.26%) Software Asset Manager
8 3 (3.26%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.74%) Middleware
2 16 (17.39%) REST
3 12 (13.04%) SOAP
4 10 (10.87%) IBM Integration Bus
5 7 (7.61%) SAML
5 7 (7.61%) XML
6 5 (5.43%) .NET
6 5 (5.43%) WSDL
7 4 (4.35%) JSON
7 4 (4.35%) Swagger
8 3 (3.26%) Dojo
8 3 (3.26%) RESTful
8 3 (3.26%) Web Services
8 3 (3.26%) XML Schema
9 2 (2.17%) DOM
9 2 (2.17%) jQuery
9 2 (2.17%) Kafka
9 2 (2.17%) OAuth
9 2 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.91%) DataPower
2 15 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.61%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.26%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (3.26%) LPAR
5 2 (2.17%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.17%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (2.17%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.17%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (2.17%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (1.09%) Clustering
6 1 (1.09%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.09%) FMCG
6 1 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.09%) Replication
6 1 (1.09%) Robotics
6 1 (1.09%) TMS320
Operating Systems
1 25 (27.17%) Linux
2 14 (15.22%) Windows
3 10 (10.87%) AIX
3 10 (10.87%) Windows Server
4 9 (9.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (9.78%) Unix
5 2 (2.17%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (33.70%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (20.65%) Microservices
3 15 (16.30%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (14.13%) Data Modelling
4 13 (14.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (13.04%) Kimball Methodology
6 11 (11.96%) BPMN
6 11 (11.96%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (11.96%) Dimensional Modelling
6 11 (11.96%) Inmon Methodology
6 11 (11.96%) ITIL
6 11 (11.96%) UML
7 9 (9.78%) ETL
8 8 (8.70%) Waterfall
9 7 (7.61%) Data Governance
9 7 (7.61%) Data Lineage
9 7 (7.61%) Data Security
9 7 (7.61%) Migration
9 7 (7.61%) RAD
9 7 (7.61%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.48%) SQL
2 9 (9.78%) Python
3 6 (6.52%) Java
4 5 (5.43%) PL/SQL
4 5 (5.43%) Shell Script
4 5 (5.43%) T-SQL
5 4 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.26%) C
6 3 (3.26%) MATLAB
6 3 (3.26%) Perl
6 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.26%) VBA
7 2 (2.17%) C#
7 2 (2.17%) R
7 2 (2.17%) VB
8 1 (1.09%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.09%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.43%) Degree
2 5 (5.43%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.26%) RHCE
4 1 (1.09%) CCDP
4 1 (1.09%) CCNP
4 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.09%) ISEB
4 1 (1.09%) MCSE
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.61%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.35%) PSD2
3 3 (3.26%) ARP4754
4 1 (1.09%) DO-178B
4 1 (1.09%) MISRA
System Software
1 6 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.17%) XenApp
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.09%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) Kubernetes
1 4 (4.35%) NetBackup
1 4 (4.35%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.26%) HP ALM
2 3 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (3.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (2.17%) SCCM
4 1 (1.09%) Ansible
4 1 (1.09%) SCOM
4 1 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.09%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 16 (17.39%) Oracle
2 13 (14.13%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.13%) Teradata
3 11 (11.96%) Red Hat
4 9 (9.78%) VMware
5 8 (8.70%) Netezza
6 7 (7.61%) SAP
7 6 (6.52%) EMC
7 6 (6.52%) HP
8 5 (5.43%) F5
8 5 (5.43%) Veritas
9 3 (3.26%) Anaplan
9 3 (3.26%) APTARE
9 3 (3.26%) Cognos
9 3 (3.26%) Dell
9 3 (3.26%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (3.26%) Pega
9 3 (3.26%) Serena
9 3 (3.26%) Snow
10 2 (2.17%) Cisco