Period
to 28 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for IBM UrbanCode skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM UrbanCode over the 6 months to 28 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 UrbanCode
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 427 604 628
Rank change year-on-year +177 +24 -7
Contract jobs citing IBM UrbanCode 27 23 23
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.10% 0.047% 0.043%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.64% 0.24% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 17
Median daily rate £400 £700 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.86% +21.74% +17.95%
UK median daily rate £400 £650 £600
% change year-on-year -38.46% +8.33% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £50.50 -

IBM UrbanCode is in the Development Applications 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 development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 4,208 9,699 9,943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.35% 19.97% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,600 6,144 6,329
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £305
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
UK median daily rate £493 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.68% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 227 185
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.05% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £18.55 £22.90 £27.70
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £62.15
Median hourly rate £41.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.49% +1.18% -

IBM UrbanCode
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for IBM UrbanCode in the UK excluding London

IBM UrbanCode
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Daily rate trend for IBM UrbanCode in the UK excluding London

IBM UrbanCode
Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IBM UrbanCode in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for IBM UrbanCode in the UK excluding London

IBM UrbanCode
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 UrbanCode within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 28 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
South West +67 22 £525 -30.00%
North of England +90 3 £400 -42.86%
North West +55 3 £400 -42.86%
Scotland +34 2 £338 -51.79%
IBM UrbanCode
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing IBM UrbanCode 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 UrbanCode.

1 27 (100.00%) SQL
2 17 (62.96%) Maven
2 17 (62.96%) Git (software)
3 16 (59.26%) Finance
3 16 (59.26%) Jenkins
4 15 (55.56%) Big Data
4 15 (55.56%) Apache Spark
4 15 (55.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 15 (55.56%) Hadoop
4 15 (55.56%) Apache Hive
5 14 (51.85%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (51.85%) Scrum
5 14 (51.85%) Data Modelling
5 14 (51.85%) Java
5 14 (51.85%) Apache
5 14 (51.85%) Hadoop YARN
5 14 (51.85%) Kafka
6 13 (48.15%) Analytics
6 13 (48.15%) HDFS
6 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (48.15%) TDD
6 13 (48.15%) Scala
6 13 (48.15%) HBase
7 12 (44.44%) BDD
7 12 (44.44%) Degree
7 12 (44.44%) Computer Science
7 12 (44.44%) Functional Programming
7 12 (44.44%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (40.74%) Mentoring
8 11 (40.74%) Hortonworks

IBM UrbanCode
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 15 (55.56%) Apache Spark
2 14 (51.85%) Apache
3 3 (11.11%) Confluence
4 1 (3.70%) JBoss
4 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (55.56%) Apache Hive
1 15 (55.56%) Big Data
1 15 (55.56%) Hadoop
2 13 (48.15%) HBase
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.70%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 17 (62.96%) Git (software)
1 17 (62.96%) Maven
2 16 (59.26%) Jenkins
3 15 (55.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (11.11%) Gradle
5 2 (7.41%) SonarQube
5 2 (7.41%) Subversion
6 1 (3.70%) JIRA
6 1 (3.70%) JUnit
6 1 (3.70%) Mockito
General
1 16 (59.26%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Big Data Engineer
1 14 (51.85%) Data Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Applications Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Cloud Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Cloud Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Cloud Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Digital Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Hadoop Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (51.85%) Kafka
2 2 (7.41%) Angular 2
2 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
2 2 (7.41%) CSS
2 2 (7.41%) GWT
2 2 (7.41%) Hibernate
2 2 (7.41%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) J2EE
2 2 (7.41%) Java SE
2 2 (7.41%) jQuery
2 2 (7.41%) JSP
2 2 (7.41%) REST
2 2 (7.41%) SOAP
2 2 (7.41%) Spring
2 2 (7.41%) Spring Boot
2 2 (7.41%) Spring Web Flow
2 2 (7.41%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 9 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Linux
2 10 (37.04%) Windows
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Continuous Integration
1 14 (51.85%) Data Modelling
1 14 (51.85%) Scrum
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) Analytics
2 13 (48.15%) TDD
3 12 (44.44%) BDD
3 12 (44.44%) Computer Science
3 12 (44.44%) Functional Programming
4 11 (40.74%) Mentoring
4 11 (40.74%) Software Engineering
4 11 (40.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (40.74%) Use Case
5 10 (37.04%) Load Balancing
6 9 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (33.33%) Cloud Operations
6 9 (33.33%) Migration
6 9 (33.33%) Problem Management
6 9 (33.33%) Project Delivery
6 9 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) SQL
2 14 (51.85%) Java
3 13 (48.15%) Scala
4 10 (37.04%) Bash Shell
4 10 (37.04%) Shell Script
5 9 (33.33%) C
6 1 (3.70%) Elm
6 1 (3.70%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) Computer Science Degree
1 12 (44.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) IFRS
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 14 (51.85%) Hadoop YARN
2 10 (37.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Hortonworks
2 10 (37.04%) AppDynamics
2 10 (37.04%) Dynatrace
2 10 (37.04%) IBM
2 10 (37.04%) Oracle
3 9 (33.33%) VMware