Period
to 31 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for IBM Cloud skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM Cloud over the 6 months to 31 May 2020 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.

IBM Cloud Computing
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 447 611 618
Rank change year-on-year +164 +7 -11
Contract jobs citing IBM Cloud 2 15 41
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.008% 0.031% 0.077%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.028% 0.12% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 23
Median daily rate £600 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +9.41% -12.82%
10th Percentile £555 £237 £335
90th Percentile £685 £580 £575
UK median daily rate £490 £500 £468
% change year-on-year -2.00% +6.95% -9.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £50.50 -

IBM Cloud is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 7,134 12,395 9,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 27.97% 25.32% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,460 8,154 6,217
Median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £277
90th Percentile £638 £619 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 215 199
Median hourly rate £23.10 £20.00 £16.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.48% +19.33% -2.53%
10th Percentile £13.19 £11.35 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.88 £51.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £28.75 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +30.68% +15.79% +5.56%

IBM Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing IBM Cloud as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for IBM Cloud in the UK excluding London

IBM Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IBM Cloud in the UK excluding London.

Daily rate trend for IBM Cloud in the UK excluding London

IBM Cloud
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Cloud within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 31 May 2020. 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
North of England +94 1 £550 +13.99% 3
Scotland +44 1 £650 +121.28%
North East - 1 £550 -
IBM Cloud
UK

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing IBM Cloud 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for IBM Cloud.

1 2 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Machine Learning
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) GitHub
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Fintech
2 1 (50.00%) WireMock
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (50.00%) Chatbot

IBM Cloud
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 1 (50.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) Postman
1 1 (50.00%) REST Assured
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Node.js Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Node.js
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Artificial Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Content Management
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Conversational UI
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (50.00%) Fintech
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Machine Learning
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) HP