Period
to 17 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 17 December 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 126 107
Rank change year-on-year -42 -19 -31
Contract jobs citing IBM 915 1,088 1,262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.64% 2.04% 2.27%
As % of the Vendors category 3.76% 4.72% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 627 674
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +1.19% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £588 £575 £552
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 32 41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.63 £24.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.60% -33.33% +14.50%
10th Percentile £32.20 £11.15 £12.50
90th Percentile £51.80 £49.28 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £24.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +70.83% -33.33% +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 UK excluding London.

All Vendors
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 24,352 23,028 25,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 43.57% 43.21% 46.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,335 13,703 15,165
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £230 £213 £219
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,274 1,080 1,360
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £16.78 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.16% +1.68% -2.94%
10th Percentile £10.52 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £45.00 £44.05
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for IBM in the UK excluding London

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IBM in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in the UK excluding London

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in the UK excluding London

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in the UK excluding London

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IBM in the UK excluding London

IBM
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 within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 17 December 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
South East -61 256 £438 +6.06% 64
North of England -60 157 £400 -5.88% 34
Midlands -14 150 £450 +5.88% 30
South West -16 111 £500 +5.26% 41
West Midlands -34 98 £450 +5.88% 20
Yorkshire +5 83 £400 -11.11% 15
Scotland -24 83 £425 +1.19% 19
East of England -34 81 £420 -1.18% 27
Wales +17 70 £440 +17.33% 10
North West -49 69 £400 -5.82% 19
East Midlands +29 45 £500 -2.44% 9
North East -55 5 £463 +32.14%
Northern Ireland +28 4 £455 +2.82% 2
Channel Islands -5 2 - -
South Coast - 1 - -
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for IBM.

1 265 (28.96%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (26.12%) Java
3 229 (25.03%) Oracle
4 228 (24.92%) Linux
5 202 (22.08%) Windows
6 200 (21.86%) SQL
7 194 (21.20%) Finance
8 185 (20.22%) WebSphere
9 171 (18.69%) Unix
10 129 (14.10%) Amazon AWS
11 118 (12.90%) Microsoft
12 113 (12.35%) VMware
13 111 (12.13%) Middleware
14 108 (11.80%) Security Cleared
15 107 (11.69%) JavaScript
16 106 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
17 104 (11.37%) Migration
18 101 (11.04%) SQL Server
19 98 (10.71%) Git (software)
20 97 (10.60%) Spring
21 96 (10.49%) Web Services
22 95 (10.38%) Microsoft Azure
23 94 (10.27%) Firewall
24 89 (9.73%) SC Cleared
24 89 (9.73%) Windows Server
25 85 (9.29%) DevOps
25 85 (9.29%) REST
25 85 (9.29%) HP
26 82 (8.96%) ITIL
27 81 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management

IBM
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
1 185 (20.22%) WebSphere
2 35 (3.83%) Confluence
3 31 (3.39%) Tomcat
4 29 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
5 26 (2.84%) Apache
5 26 (2.84%) IIS
6 24 (2.62%) FileNet
7 23 (2.51%) WebLogic
8 21 (2.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 18 (1.97%) SAS
10 17 (1.86%) CICS
11 15 (1.64%) Cloud Foundry
11 15 (1.64%) MQSeries
11 15 (1.64%) OpenStack
12 11 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 11 (1.20%) JBoss
12 11 (1.20%) WildFly
13 10 (1.09%) IBM HTTP Server
14 9 (0.98%) IBM Domino
14 9 (0.98%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 25 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.40%) MS Visio
3 20 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.55%) Simulink
7 3 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.33%) ImageReady
7 3 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (2.30%) Maximo
2 12 (1.31%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 12 (1.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.66%) HFM
4 5 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.55%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.33%) Cognos Controller
6 3 (0.33%) Magento
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.22%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.22%) Unica
8 1 (0.11%) Lawson
8 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.11%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 129 (14.10%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (10.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (4.15%) IaaS
4 37 (4.04%) PaaS
5 30 (3.28%) SaaS
6 27 (2.95%) OpenShift
7 22 (2.40%) Office 365
8 19 (2.08%) Boomi
9 18 (1.97%) IBM Blueworks
10 15 (1.64%) IBM Cloud
11 14 (1.53%) Apigee
12 10 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
13 9 (0.98%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.66%) Silverpop
16 5 (0.55%) GitHub
17 4 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
17 4 (0.44%) G Suite
18 3 (0.33%) Datadog
19 2 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 94 (10.27%) Firewall
2 74 (8.09%) SAN
3 43 (4.70%) TCP/IP
4 40 (4.37%) VPN
5 37 (4.04%) SSL
6 35 (3.83%) DNS
7 32 (3.50%) WAN
8 31 (3.39%) Internet
9 25 (2.73%) HTTP
10 22 (2.40%) Wireless
11 21 (2.30%) Intrusion Detection
12 16 (1.75%) LAN
12 16 (1.75%) MPLS
13 14 (1.53%) FTP
14 13 (1.42%) HTTPS
14 13 (1.42%) NetScaler
15 12 (1.31%) NAS
16 11 (1.20%) AMQP
17 10 (1.09%) SMTP
18 9 (0.98%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (11.04%) SQL Server
2 79 (8.63%) Relational Database
3 69 (7.54%) DB2
4 48 (5.25%) PostgreSQL
5 36 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
6 34 (3.72%) Oracle Database
7 31 (3.39%) DataStage
7 31 (3.39%) NoSQL
8 30 (3.28%) IBM InfoSphere
8 30 (3.28%) MongoDB
9 22 (2.40%) RDBMS
10 20 (2.19%) Hadoop
10 20 (2.19%) Redis
11 15 (1.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 14 (1.53%) NuoDB
12 14 (1.53%) QualityStage
13 13 (1.42%) Big Data
14 12 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (1.20%) Oracle ODI
15 11 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 98 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 75 (8.20%) JIRA
3 66 (7.21%) Jenkins
4 49 (5.36%) Subversion
5 38 (4.15%) Selenium
6 23 (2.51%) Rational DOORS
7 21 (2.30%) Maven
8 20 (2.19%) Cucumber
9 19 (2.08%) Eclipse
10 18 (1.97%) Bitbucket
10 18 (1.97%) JUnit
11 16 (1.75%) Rational Rhapsody
12 15 (1.64%) SoapUI
13 14 (1.53%) Vagrant
14 13 (1.42%) ClearCase
14 13 (1.42%) Rational Team Concert
14 13 (1.42%) Visual Studio
15 12 (1.31%) Ant
16 11 (1.20%) CA Gen
16 11 (1.20%) SonarQube
General
1 194 (21.20%) Finance
2 70 (7.65%) Banking
3 69 (7.54%) Retail
4 36 (3.93%) Marketing
5 23 (2.51%) Back Office
6 20 (2.19%) Manufacturing
7 19 (2.08%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.53%) Aerospace
8 14 (1.53%) Automotive
9 12 (1.31%) Billing
10 11 (1.20%) Law
11 10 (1.09%) Electronics
12 8 (0.87%) Online Betting
12 8 (0.87%) Publishing
13 6 (0.66%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.66%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.55%) Advertising
14 5 (0.55%) Military
15 4 (0.44%) Legal
15 4 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 201 (21.97%) Developer
2 171 (18.69%) Architect
3 103 (11.26%) Analyst
4 79 (8.63%) Java Developer
5 52 (5.68%) Technical Architect
6 46 (5.03%) Infrastructure Architect
7 40 (4.37%) Consultant
8 36 (3.93%) Solutions Architect
9 33 (3.61%) Administrator
10 29 (3.17%) Business Analyst
11 27 (2.95%) DevOps Engineer
12 26 (2.84%) Software Engineer
13 25 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
14 24 (2.62%) Integration Architect
15 21 (2.30%) Designer
16 20 (2.19%) Network Engineer
17 18 (1.97%) Project Manager
18 16 (1.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 15 (1.64%) Senior Network Engineer
19 15 (1.64%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (12.13%) Middleware
2 97 (10.60%) Spring
3 96 (10.49%) Web Services
4 85 (9.29%) REST
5 74 (8.09%) XML
6 73 (7.98%) SOAP
7 63 (6.89%) HTML
8 58 (6.34%) RabbitMQ
9 56 (6.12%) CSS
10 53 (5.79%) Spring Boot
11 40 (4.37%) WebSphere MQ
12 39 (4.26%) J2EE
13 37 (4.04%) .NET
13 37 (4.04%) Hibernate
14 35 (3.83%) IBM Integration Bus
15 32 (3.50%) Apache Camel
16 29 (3.17%) Java EE
17 27 (2.95%) RESTful
18 26 (2.84%) JSON
19 22 (2.40%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 79 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (6.78%) DataPower
3 53 (5.79%) Data Centre
3 53 (5.79%) Mainframe
4 45 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 28 (3.06%) IBM Mainframe
6 20 (2.19%) AS400
6 20 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (1.75%) Client/Server
7 16 (1.75%) iSeries
8 15 (1.64%) Clustering
8 15 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (1.64%) Public Cloud
9 13 (1.42%) Driving Licence
10 8 (0.87%) EMC VNX
10 8 (0.87%) iPad
10 8 (0.87%) PKI
11 7 (0.77%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.77%) Replication
12 6 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 228 (24.92%) Linux
2 202 (22.08%) Windows
3 171 (18.69%) Unix
4 89 (9.73%) Windows Server
5 77 (8.42%) AIX
6 68 (7.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 50 (5.46%) Solaris
8 22 (2.40%) zOS
9 20 (2.19%) Windows 10
10 19 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (1.97%) Windows XP
12 10 (1.09%) Android
12 10 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.66%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.55%) Check Point GAiA
14 5 (0.55%) OpenVMS
14 5 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.44%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.44%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (28.96%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
3 104 (11.37%) Migration
4 85 (9.29%) DevOps
5 82 (8.96%) ITIL
6 81 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 79 (8.63%) Microservices
8 78 (8.52%) Scrum
9 67 (7.32%) Test Automation
10 51 (5.57%) TDD
10 51 (5.57%) Waterfall
11 50 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
12 49 (5.36%) Software Engineering
13 46 (5.03%) BDD
14 41 (4.48%) SOA
15 38 (4.15%) Data Modelling
15 38 (4.15%) ETL
16 37 (4.04%) Computer Science
16 37 (4.04%) TOGAF
16 37 (4.04%) UML
Programming Languages
1 239 (26.12%) Java
2 200 (21.86%) SQL
3 107 (11.69%) JavaScript
4 51 (5.57%) Shell Script
5 46 (5.03%) PowerShell
6 38 (4.15%) Python
7 34 (3.72%) Java 8
8 33 (3.61%) PL/SQL
9 31 (3.39%) Bash Shell
9 31 (3.39%) JCL
10 28 (3.06%) C#
10 28 (3.06%) COBOL
11 24 (2.62%) C
12 21 (2.30%) Perl
13 14 (1.53%) Ruby
14 12 (1.31%) Korn
15 10 (1.09%) ActionScript
15 10 (1.09%) ActionScript 2.0
16 9 (0.98%) MATLAB
16 9 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 108 (11.80%) Security Cleared
2 89 (9.73%) SC Cleared
3 45 (4.92%) Degree
4 27 (2.95%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (2.40%) CISSP
6 19 (2.08%) CCNP
7 17 (1.86%) ISEB
8 14 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (1.42%) ISTQB
10 10 (1.09%) CISM
11 9 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
12 8 (0.87%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 8 (0.87%) CCSP
12 8 (0.87%) CISA
12 8 (0.87%) CLAS
12 8 (0.87%) CREST Certified
12 8 (0.87%) IISP
12 8 (0.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.40%) QA
1 22 (2.40%) SLA
2 17 (1.86%) PCI DSS
3 15 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (1.53%) Data Quality
5 12 (1.31%) GDPR
5 12 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.98%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.87%) ISAE 3402
7 8 (0.87%) ISO 22301
7 8 (0.87%) ISO 31000
7 8 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 4 (0.44%) ARP4754
8 4 (0.44%) PMO
8 4 (0.44%) PSD2
9 3 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.33%) ISO 26262
10 2 (0.22%) COBIT
10 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.11%) TickIT
System Software
1 63 (6.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (6.23%) Active Directory
3 36 (3.93%) Docker
4 28 (3.06%) Hyper-V
4 28 (3.06%) XenApp
5 24 (2.62%) vSphere
6 22 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (1.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 17 (1.86%) XenDesktop
9 16 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (0.98%) Time Sharing Option
10 9 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (0.87%) ISA Server
12 7 (0.77%) Firmware
13 5 (0.55%) RACF
13 5 (0.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 4 (0.44%) NFS
15 3 (0.33%) Samba
15 3 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 46 (5.03%) Ansible
2 31 (3.39%) Tivoli
3 30 (3.28%) NetBackup
4 25 (2.73%) SCCM
5 19 (2.08%) Kubernetes
5 19 (2.08%) SCOM
6 18 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (1.75%) Puppet
7 16 (1.75%) QRadar
8 15 (1.64%) Data Guard
8 15 (1.64%) Nagios
9 11 (1.20%) HP ALM
9 11 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 10 (1.09%) Terraform
11 9 (0.98%) Nessus
12 8 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (0.87%) PTC Integrity
12 8 (0.87%) Rundeck
12 8 (0.87%) Trend Micro Deep Security
13 7 (0.77%) Control-M
Vendors
1 229 (25.03%) Oracle
2 118 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 113 (12.35%) VMware
4 85 (9.29%) HP
5 80 (8.74%) Cisco
6 77 (8.42%) Red Hat
7 54 (5.90%) Citrix
8 49 (5.36%) EMC
9 38 (4.15%) CheckPoint
9 38 (4.15%) Google
10 37 (4.04%) Dell
10 37 (4.04%) McAfee
10 37 (4.04%) SAP
11 34 (3.72%) F5
12 32 (3.50%) Sun
13 31 (3.39%) BMC
14 26 (2.84%) NetApp
15 25 (2.73%) IBM Sterling
15 25 (2.73%) Veritas
16 24 (2.62%) CA