Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 811 770 806
Rank change year-on-year -41 +36 +27
Contract jobs citing IBM Cloud 62 98 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.098% 0.061%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.26% 0.55% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 76 29
UK median daily rate £518 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -14.29% -4.55%
10th Percentile £410 £350 £421
90th Percentile £700 £575 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £500 £490
% change year-on-year -6.50% +2.04% -14.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 23,916 17,682 12,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.22% 17.64% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,494 12,284 8,340
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £285 £281
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 229 166
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.63 £18.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.04% -0.12% -13.83%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.38
90th Percentile £56.50 £54.55 £57.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.28
% change year-on-year - +1.27% -27.24%

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 19 January 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 11 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 19 January 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 -43 60 £518 +15.00% 23
London -35 45 £525 +16.67% 9
UK excluding London -26 15 £468 -6.50% 21
South East -18 7 £513 +2.50% 5
Midlands -5 2 £300 -29.41% 3
North of England -8 2 £450 -25.00% 5
South West -25 2 £450 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 2
East Midlands - 2 £300 -
Scotland -2 1 - - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 44 (70.97%) IBM
2 43 (69.35%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (45.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (45.16%) Python
4 24 (38.71%) DevOps
5 23 (37.10%) Finance
5 23 (37.10%) Banking
6 21 (33.87%) Jenkins
7 19 (30.65%) Puppet
7 19 (30.65%) Java
8 18 (29.03%) Docker
8 18 (29.03%) Kubernetes
9 17 (27.42%) Ansible
9 17 (27.42%) Linux
10 16 (25.81%) Data Centre
11 15 (24.19%) Opscode Chef
12 14 (22.58%) Unix
12 14 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (20.97%) Google
13 13 (20.97%) Git (software)
14 12 (19.35%) Public Cloud
15 11 (17.74%) SoftLayer
15 11 (17.74%) Cloud Foundry
15 11 (17.74%) GitHub
16 10 (16.13%) Bitbucket
16 10 (16.13%) Splunk
16 10 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (16.13%) TeamCity
16 10 (16.13%) Maven
17 9 (14.52%) Red Hat

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 11 (17.74%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (6.45%) Apache Spark
2 4 (6.45%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.84%) Confluence
3 3 (4.84%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.61%) CICS
4 1 (1.61%) FileNet
4 1 (1.61%) Hyperledger
4 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (1.61%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 43 (69.35%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (45.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (17.74%) GitHub
3 11 (17.74%) SoftLayer
4 9 (14.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (12.90%) OpenShift
6 7 (11.29%) PaaS
7 3 (4.84%) Datadog
7 3 (4.84%) IaaS
8 2 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (3.23%) G Suite
8 2 (3.23%) Office 365
8 2 (3.23%) SaaS
9 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.61%) Heroku
9 1 (1.61%) npm
9 1 (1.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) NetScaler
2 2 (3.23%) Network Security
3 1 (1.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) Big Data
1 7 (11.29%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.84%) Aerospike
2 3 (4.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (4.84%) Apache Hive
2 3 (4.84%) Couchbase
2 3 (4.84%) Hazelcast
2 3 (4.84%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.84%) Redis
2 3 (4.84%) Sqoop
3 2 (3.23%) DB2
4 1 (1.61%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.61%) ObjectStore
Development Applications
1 21 (33.87%) Jenkins
2 13 (20.97%) Git (software)
3 10 (16.13%) Bitbucket
3 10 (16.13%) Maven
3 10 (16.13%) TeamCity
4 8 (12.90%) Ant
4 8 (12.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (12.90%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (11.29%) CA Release Automation
5 7 (11.29%) Cucumber
5 7 (11.29%) Gradle
6 5 (8.06%) JIRA
7 3 (4.84%) Artifactory
7 3 (4.84%) IBM UrbanCode
7 3 (4.84%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (4.84%) Selenium
7 3 (4.84%) Zephyr
8 2 (3.23%) Gatling
8 2 (3.23%) GitLab
8 2 (3.23%) SonarQube
General
1 23 (37.10%) Banking
1 23 (37.10%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Retail Banking
3 4 (6.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.61%) Games
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (19.35%) Architect
3 8 (12.90%) Developer
4 7 (11.29%) Consultant
5 6 (9.68%) Big Data Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Java Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Cloud Consultant
7 4 (6.45%) Data Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Data Centre Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Linux Consultant
7 4 (6.45%) Linux Scripter
7 4 (6.45%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.45%) Technical Manager
7 4 (6.45%) Technical Programme Manager
7 4 (6.45%) Technical Project Manager
7 4 (6.45%) Unix Consultant
7 4 (6.45%) Unix Scripter
8 3 (4.84%) Cloud Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.90%) Spring Boot
2 6 (9.68%) Kafka
3 5 (8.06%) Java EE
3 5 (8.06%) RESTful
3 5 (8.06%) Spring
4 4 (6.45%) Node.js
5 3 (4.84%) LDAP
5 3 (4.84%) PySpark
5 3 (4.84%) Vert.x
6 2 (3.23%) .NET
6 2 (3.23%) Hystrix
6 2 (3.23%) JSON
6 2 (3.23%) RxJava
6 2 (3.23%) SAML
7 1 (1.61%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.61%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (1.61%) J2EE
7 1 (1.61%) React
7 1 (1.61%) Swagger
7 1 (1.61%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.81%) Data Centre
2 12 (19.35%) Public Cloud
3 5 (8.06%) PKI
4 4 (6.45%) iPad
5 3 (4.84%) Cloud Native
5 3 (4.84%) EMC VNX
5 3 (4.84%) Hedge funds
5 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.84%) Virtual Team
6 2 (3.23%) Grid Computing
6 2 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (3.23%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.61%) Blog
7 1 (1.61%) Clustering
7 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.61%) Fintech
7 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.42%) Linux
2 14 (22.58%) Unix
3 10 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (8.06%) Windows
5 3 (4.84%) Ubuntu
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) DevOps
2 14 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (12.90%) Configuration Management
4 7 (11.29%) Build Automation
4 7 (11.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (11.29%) Release Automation
4 7 (11.29%) Scrum
5 6 (9.68%) Migration
6 5 (8.06%) Analytics
6 5 (8.06%) Open Source
6 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.45%) Deployment Automation
7 4 (6.45%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.45%) Microservices
7 4 (6.45%) Service Design
8 3 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.84%) Data Engineering
8 3 (4.84%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (4.84%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (45.16%) Python
2 19 (30.65%) Java
3 6 (9.68%) Perl
4 5 (8.06%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.45%) Go
5 4 (6.45%) Groovy
6 3 (4.84%) Java 8
7 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.23%) Kotlin
7 2 (3.23%) Ruby
7 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.61%) C#
8 1 (1.61%) C++
8 1 (1.61%) COBOL
8 1 (1.61%) JCL
8 1 (1.61%) REXX
8 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) SC Cleared
1 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (1.61%) CISA
3 1 (1.61%) CISM
3 1 (1.61%) CISSP
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.61%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.61%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) QA
System Software
1 18 (29.03%) Docker
2 7 (11.29%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.84%) Apache Flume
4 3 (4.84%) HDFS
4 3 (4.84%) XenApp
5 1 (1.61%) GPFS
5 1 (1.61%) LXC
Systems Management
1 19 (30.65%) Puppet
2 18 (29.03%) Kubernetes
3 17 (27.42%) Ansible
4 15 (24.19%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (11.29%) Automic
5 7 (11.29%) vRealize
6 5 (8.06%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (6.45%) Consul
7 4 (6.45%) Terraform
8 3 (4.84%) Ambari
8 3 (4.84%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (4.84%) Nagios
8 3 (4.84%) Oozie
9 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (3.23%) PaperCut
9 2 (3.23%) Prometheus
9 2 (3.23%) SCCM
9 2 (3.23%) ZABBIX
10 1 (1.61%) Mesos
10 1 (1.61%) Salt
Vendors
1 44 (70.97%) IBM
2 13 (20.97%) Google
3 10 (16.13%) Splunk
4 9 (14.52%) Red Hat
4 9 (14.52%) VMware
5 7 (11.29%) Cisco
5 7 (11.29%) EMC
6 5 (8.06%) AppDynamics
6 5 (8.06%) New Relic
7 4 (6.45%) Oracle
8 3 (4.84%) Citrix
8 3 (4.84%) Micro Focus
8 3 (4.84%) Pega
8 3 (4.84%) Tableau
8 3 (4.84%) Zscaler
9 2 (3.23%) Dynatrace
9 2 (3.23%) MuleSoft
9 2 (3.23%) Okta
9 2 (3.23%) SevOne
10 1 (1.61%) Adobe