Period
to 17 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 17 July 2019 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
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 796 758 773
Rank change year-on-year -38 +15 +74
Contract jobs citing IBM Cloud 38 136 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.13% 0.088%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.14% 0.61% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 67 63
UK median daily rate £500 £518 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.38% -1.43% +4.79%
10th Percentile £236 £370 £359
90th Percentile £638 £738 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £444 £525
% change year-on-year -2.54% -15.48% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £50.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 26,264 22,344 13,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.29% 21.56% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,027 15,277 9,381
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £306 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 321 202
UK median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% - -
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.85 £10.77
90th Percentile £63.75 £58.75 £60.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.34 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +27.63% - +9.38%

IBM Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IBM Cloud as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IBM Cloud in the UK

IBM Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM Cloud in the UK

IBM Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM Cloud over the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM Cloud in the UK

IBM Cloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM Cloud in the UK

IBM Cloud
Top 9 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 17 July 2019. 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
England -28 36 £500 -3.38% 26
UK excluding London -8 21 £433 -2.54% 20
London -26 15 £500 -13.04% 7
South East +26 8 £575 +39.39%
South West -17 6 £320 -24.71% 4
North of England +27 5 £483 -14.60% 6
North West +22 4 £483 -15.72% 3
Scotland +12 2 £294 -38.16% 1
Yorkshire +23 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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 with a requirement for IBM Cloud.

1 30 (78.95%) IBM
2 21 (55.26%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (52.63%) Python
4 19 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (47.37%) Ansible
5 18 (47.37%) DevOps
6 14 (36.84%) Kubernetes
7 13 (34.21%) Docker
8 12 (31.58%) Java
9 10 (26.32%) Finance
9 10 (26.32%) Terraform
10 9 (23.68%) OpenShift
10 9 (23.68%) Windows
10 9 (23.68%) Linux
10 9 (23.68%) Red Hat
11 8 (21.05%) Go
11 8 (21.05%) Travis CI
12 7 (18.42%) WAN
12 7 (18.42%) Migration
12 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (18.42%) Google
13 6 (15.79%) VMware
13 6 (15.79%) SQL
13 6 (15.79%) SoftLayer
14 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
14 5 (13.16%) Bash Shell
14 5 (13.16%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (13.16%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (13.16%) Windows 10
14 5 (13.16%) ITIL

IBM Cloud
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (7.89%) Apache Spark
1 3 (7.89%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.89%) SAS
2 1 (2.63%) Apache
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.63%) Confluence
2 1 (2.63%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 21 (55.26%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (23.68%) OpenShift
4 6 (15.79%) SoftLayer
5 5 (13.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (7.89%) GitHub
6 3 (7.89%) IaaS
6 3 (7.89%) Office 365
7 2 (5.26%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) WAN
2 5 (13.16%) Firewall
2 5 (13.16%) LAN
3 3 (7.89%) Wireless
4 2 (5.26%) MPLS
4 2 (5.26%) Network Security
5 1 (2.63%) DNS
5 1 (2.63%) HTTP
5 1 (2.63%) Internet
5 1 (2.63%) IPv4
5 1 (2.63%) IPv6
5 1 (2.63%) NAS
5 1 (2.63%) SAN
5 1 (2.63%) SMTP
5 1 (2.63%) SSL
5 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.63%) VLAN
5 1 (2.63%) VoIP
5 1 (2.63%) VPN
5 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Big Data
1 4 (10.53%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon Aurora
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (5.26%) Apache Hive
2 2 (5.26%) DB2
2 2 (5.26%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 1 (2.63%) Data Lake
3 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.63%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Travis CI
2 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.16%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (7.89%) GitLab
3 3 (7.89%) IBM UrbanCode
3 3 (7.89%) JIRA
3 3 (7.89%) Maven
3 3 (7.89%) Selenium
4 2 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (5.26%) CircleCI
4 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.26%) InstallAnywhere
4 2 (5.26%) Mocha
4 2 (5.26%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.63%) Ant
5 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.63%) Gradle
5 1 (2.63%) gulp
5 1 (2.63%) Subversion
5 1 (2.63%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Consultant
2 8 (21.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) DevOps Consultant
4 5 (13.16%) Architect
5 4 (10.53%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.26%) Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Java Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Platform Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Python Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.63%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Junior
7 1 (2.63%) SAS Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) Kafka
2 3 (7.89%) Node.js
3 2 (5.26%) Bokeh
3 2 (5.26%) D3.js
3 2 (5.26%) HTML
3 2 (5.26%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (5.26%) React
4 1 (2.63%) Apache NiFi
4 1 (2.63%) Jest
4 1 (2.63%) LDAP
4 1 (2.63%) OpenID
4 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Cloud Native
1 3 (7.89%) Mobile Computing
1 3 (7.89%) Public Cloud
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) DataPower
2 2 (5.26%) PKI
3 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) iPad
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Linux
1 9 (23.68%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Windows 10
3 3 (7.89%) Unix
3 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.89%) Windows 8
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.26%) zOS
5 1 (2.63%) AIX
5 1 (2.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) DevOps
2 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.42%) Migration
3 5 (13.16%) ITIL
4 3 (7.89%) Analytics
4 3 (7.89%) Antivirus Management
4 3 (7.89%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (7.89%) Information Security
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure as Code
4 3 (7.89%) Microservices
4 3 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (7.89%) Risk Management
4 3 (7.89%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 2 (5.26%) Cognitive Computing
5 2 (5.26%) Data Science
5 2 (5.26%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (5.26%) Fintech
5 2 (5.26%) IT Strategy
5 2 (5.26%) Task Automation
5 2 (5.26%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) Python
2 12 (31.58%) Java
3 8 (21.05%) Go
4 6 (15.79%) SQL
5 5 (13.16%) Bash Shell
6 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 4 (10.53%) Perl
7 3 (7.89%) Ruby
8 2 (5.26%) Korn
8 2 (5.26%) R
9 1 (2.63%) Groovy
9 1 (2.63%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
1 2 (5.26%) Postgraduate
2 1 (2.63%) CCIE
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.63%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 13 (34.21%) Docker
2 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.63%) OpenAM
4 1 (2.63%) OpenDJ
4 1 (2.63%) OpenIDM
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.63%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (47.37%) Ansible
2 14 (36.84%) Kubernetes
3 10 (26.32%) Terraform
4 2 (5.26%) AirWatch
4 2 (5.26%) Puppet
4 2 (5.26%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (5.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 2 (5.26%) yum
5 1 (2.63%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (2.63%) HAProxy
5 1 (2.63%) IBM Guardium
5 1 (2.63%) Icinga
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 30 (78.95%) IBM
2 9 (23.68%) Red Hat
3 7 (18.42%) Google
4 6 (15.79%) VMware
5 3 (7.89%) AppDynamics
5 3 (7.89%) Apple
5 3 (7.89%) AVG
5 3 (7.89%) Cisco
5 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.89%) Splunk
6 2 (5.26%) Lets Encrypt
6 2 (5.26%) Meraki
6 2 (5.26%) Netezza
6 2 (5.26%) New Relic
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle
6 2 (5.26%) SAP
6 2 (5.26%) Tableau
7 1 (2.63%) Greenplum
7 1 (2.63%) Mitel
7 1 (2.63%) Teradata