Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 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.

IBM Cloud Computing
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 794 792 829
Rank change year-on-year -2 +37 +38
Contract jobs citing IBM Cloud 104 94 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.100% 0.091% 0.060%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.43% 0.56% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 83 39
UK median daily rate £518 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.50% -2.44% -6.82%
10th Percentile £421 £368 £408
90th Percentile £725 £625 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £519 £485
% change year-on-year -3.61% +6.96% -9.77%
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 23,979 16,704 12,433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.98% 16.21% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,577 11,575 8,545
UK median daily rate £485 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.19% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £303 £270 £275
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 226 184
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.31 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.39% +7.29% -17.51%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.13 £11.69
90th Percentile £58.00 £58.75 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.03
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.70% -25.96%

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 14 November 2018.

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 12 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 14 November 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
England +8 94 £518 +3.50% 24
London -7 73 £525 +10.53% 7
UK excluding London -10 29 £500 -3.61% 19
South East -13 9 £513 -2.38% 6
North of England -3 6 £565 - 2
Scotland - 5 £464 - 1
Wales - 5 £550 -
North West -6 4 £580 - 1
South West -25 3 £450 - 4
Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 1
Midlands - 1 £300 - 5
East Midlands - 1 £300 - 1

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 83 (79.81%) IBM
2 68 (65.38%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (44.23%) Python
4 41 (39.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 40 (38.46%) Banking
6 38 (36.54%) DevOps
7 32 (30.77%) Finance
8 31 (29.81%) Puppet
8 31 (29.81%) Docker
9 29 (27.88%) Jenkins
10 28 (26.92%) Kubernetes
11 27 (25.96%) Linux
12 26 (25.00%) Java
12 26 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (24.04%) Opscode Chef
14 24 (23.08%) GitHub
14 24 (23.08%) Data Centre
15 21 (20.19%) Ansible
15 21 (20.19%) Git (software)
16 20 (19.23%) Cloud Foundry
17 19 (18.27%) Unix
17 19 (18.27%) Maven
18 18 (17.31%) Scrum
19 17 (16.35%) SoftLayer
19 17 (16.35%) Public Cloud
19 17 (16.35%) Sonatype Nexus
20 16 (15.38%) Ant
20 16 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 14 (13.46%) Bitbucket
21 14 (13.46%) Node.js

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 20 (19.23%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (4.81%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.88%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (2.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (2.88%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.92%) Confluence
5 2 (1.92%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.96%) CICS
6 1 (0.96%) Hyperledger
6 1 (0.96%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.96%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (2.88%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 68 (65.38%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (39.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (23.08%) GitHub
4 17 (16.35%) SoftLayer
5 13 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (9.62%) PaaS
7 9 (8.65%) Heroku
7 9 (8.65%) IaaS
7 9 (8.65%) npm
8 6 (5.77%) OpenShift
8 6 (5.77%) SaaS
9 3 (2.88%) Datadog
9 3 (2.88%) Office 365
10 2 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.92%) G Suite
11 1 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.96%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.85%) Network Security
2 3 (2.88%) NetScaler
3 2 (1.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.69%) DB2
2 7 (6.73%) NoSQL
3 6 (5.77%) Big Data
4 5 (4.81%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.88%) Aerospike
5 3 (2.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (2.88%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.88%) Couchbase
5 3 (2.88%) Hazelcast
5 3 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.88%) Redis
5 3 (2.88%) Sqoop
6 2 (1.92%) Cloudant
6 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.96%) QlikView
7 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (27.88%) Jenkins
2 21 (20.19%) Git (software)
3 19 (18.27%) Maven
4 17 (16.35%) Sonatype Nexus
5 16 (15.38%) Ant
6 14 (13.46%) Bitbucket
7 12 (11.54%) SonarQube
8 11 (10.58%) TeamCity
9 10 (9.62%) GitLab
10 9 (8.65%) Gerrit
11 8 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (6.73%) CA Release Automation
12 7 (6.73%) Gradle
13 6 (5.77%) Cucumber
13 6 (5.77%) IBM UrbanCode
14 5 (4.81%) JIRA
15 4 (3.85%) Artifactory
16 3 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
16 3 (2.88%) Selenium
16 3 (2.88%) Zephyr
General
1 40 (38.46%) Banking
2 32 (30.77%) Finance
3 5 (4.81%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.88%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.92%) Games
6 1 (0.96%) International Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (24.04%) Architect
1 25 (24.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (15.38%) Developer
3 11 (10.58%) Cloud Architect
3 11 (10.58%) Consultant
3 11 (10.58%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 9 (8.65%) Security Architect
4 9 (8.65%) Senior DevOps
4 9 (8.65%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 8 (7.69%) Cloud Consultant
5 8 (7.69%) Linux Consultant
5 8 (7.69%) Linux Scripter
5 8 (7.69%) Unix Consultant
5 8 (7.69%) Unix Scripter
6 6 (5.77%) Cloud Specialist
6 6 (5.77%) Java Developer
7 5 (4.81%) Big Data Engineer
7 5 (4.81%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) Grid Consultant
8 4 (3.85%) Technical Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.46%) Node.js
2 9 (8.65%) SOAP
3 7 (6.73%) IBM Integration Bus
3 7 (6.73%) RESTful
3 7 (6.73%) Spring Boot
4 6 (5.77%) Java EE
4 6 (5.77%) Kafka
5 5 (4.81%) AngularJS
5 5 (4.81%) JSON
5 5 (4.81%) Middleware
5 5 (4.81%) Spring
6 4 (3.85%) REST
6 4 (3.85%) Web Services
7 3 (2.88%) .NET
7 3 (2.88%) jQuery
7 3 (2.88%) LDAP
7 3 (2.88%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (2.88%) PySpark
7 3 (2.88%) React
7 3 (2.88%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 17 (16.35%) Public Cloud
3 12 (11.54%) iPad
4 7 (6.73%) PKI
5 6 (5.77%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.85%) Grid Computing
7 3 (2.88%) EMC VNX
7 3 (2.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (2.88%) Hedge funds
7 3 (2.88%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.88%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.92%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.92%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.92%) User Experience
9 1 (0.96%) Blog
9 1 (0.96%) Clustering
9 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.96%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.96%) Linux
2 19 (18.27%) Unix
3 16 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (8.65%) Windows
5 3 (2.88%) Ubuntu
5 3 (2.88%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.54%) DevOps
2 26 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (17.31%) Scrum
4 14 (13.46%) Configuration Management
5 13 (12.50%) TDD
6 12 (11.54%) E-Commerce
7 11 (10.58%) BDD
8 8 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (7.69%) Migration
9 7 (6.73%) Build Automation
9 7 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (6.73%) Release Automation
10 5 (4.81%) Analytics
10 5 (4.81%) Deployment Automation
10 5 (4.81%) Open Source
10 5 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (3.85%) Microservices
11 4 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (3.85%) SDLC
11 4 (3.85%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 46 (44.23%) Python
2 26 (25.00%) Java
3 13 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 13 (12.50%) Ruby
4 11 (10.58%) Groovy
5 9 (8.65%) JavaScript
5 9 (8.65%) SQL
6 5 (4.81%) Perl
7 4 (3.85%) Go
8 3 (2.88%) Java 8
9 2 (1.92%) C#
9 2 (1.92%) Kotlin
9 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.96%) COBOL
10 1 (0.96%) JCL
10 1 (0.96%) PHP
10 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.96%) R
10 1 (0.96%) REXX
Qualifications
1 7 (6.73%) CISA
1 7 (6.73%) CISM
1 7 (6.73%) CISSP
2 6 (5.77%) Degree
2 6 (5.77%) SC Cleared
2 6 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.96%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) QA
2 2 (1.92%) GDPR
2 2 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.92%) NIST 800
3 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 31 (29.81%) Docker
2 7 (6.73%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (5.77%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.88%) Apache Flume
4 3 (2.88%) GPFS
4 3 (2.88%) HDFS
4 3 (2.88%) LXC
4 3 (2.88%) XenApp
5 2 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (29.81%) Puppet
2 28 (26.92%) Kubernetes
3 25 (24.04%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (20.19%) Ansible
5 12 (11.54%) Consul
6 9 (8.65%) Mesos
6 9 (8.65%) vRealize
7 7 (6.73%) Automic
7 7 (6.73%) Terraform
7 7 (6.73%) ZABBIX
8 6 (5.77%) Nagios
9 5 (4.81%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (2.88%) Ambari
10 3 (2.88%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (2.88%) Oozie
10 3 (2.88%) Oracle Identity Management
10 3 (2.88%) Salt
11 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (1.92%) Prometheus
11 2 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 83 (79.81%) IBM
2 14 (13.46%) Red Hat
3 13 (12.50%) Google
3 13 (12.50%) Oracle
3 13 (12.50%) VMware
4 11 (10.58%) Splunk
5 7 (6.73%) Cisco
5 7 (6.73%) EMC
6 5 (4.81%) AppDynamics
6 5 (4.81%) New Relic
7 4 (3.85%) SevOne
7 4 (3.85%) Tableau
8 3 (2.88%) Citrix
8 3 (2.88%) Micro Focus
8 3 (2.88%) Microsoft
8 3 (2.88%) Skytap
8 3 (2.88%) Zscaler
9 2 (1.92%) Dynatrace
9 2 (1.92%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.92%) Okta