Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 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 Cloud Computing
UK
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 666 850 795
Rank change year-on-year +184 -55 -9
Contract jobs citing IBM Cloud 27 28 105
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.029% 0.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.15% 0.11% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 55
Median daily rate £490 £506 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.21% +12.50% -14.29%
10th Percentile £331 £302 £313
90th Percentile £680 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £445 £450
% change year-on-year +6.74% -1.11% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 18,581 26,260 20,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.07% 27.08% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,412 18,084 14,104
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £629
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 306 271
Median hourly rate £23.78 £18.76 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.73% -6.20% +11.11%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.69 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.38 £62.50 £48.25
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +17.14% - +1.60%

IBM Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IBM Cloud in the UK

IBM Cloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IBM Cloud.

Daily rate trend for IBM Cloud in the UK

IBM Cloud
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IBM Cloud over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for IBM Cloud in the UK

IBM Cloud
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IBM Cloud.

Hourly rate trend for IBM Cloud in the UK

IBM Cloud
Top 7 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 6 April 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
England +158 16 £495 -5.71% 9
UK excluding London +138 13 £475 +6.74% 4
London +147 12 £495 -5.71% 5
Scotland +39 11 £475 +61.70%
South East +99 1 £475 -7.32%
North of England +68 1 £550 +18.28%
North East - 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 27 (100.00%) IBM
2 17 (62.96%) Node.js
3 15 (55.56%) HTML
4 12 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (44.44%) Continuous Deployment
5 11 (40.74%) REST
5 11 (40.74%) Git (software)
5 11 (40.74%) Bash Shell
5 11 (40.74%) CMS
5 11 (40.74%) Content Management
5 11 (40.74%) HTTP
6 8 (29.63%) GitHub
6 8 (29.63%) Chatbot
6 8 (29.63%) Conversational UI
7 7 (25.93%) User Experience
7 7 (25.93%) MongoDB
7 7 (25.93%) DevOps
7 7 (25.93%) Artificial Intelligence
7 7 (25.93%) Finance
8 6 (22.22%) MySQL
8 6 (22.22%) Banking
8 6 (22.22%) Redis
8 6 (22.22%) Kafka
9 5 (18.52%) Machine Learning
9 5 (18.52%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
9 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
9 5 (18.52%) AWS
10 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
10 4 (14.81%) nginx

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 (40.74%) CMS
2 5 (18.52%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (14.81%) Apache
3 4 (14.81%) nginx
4 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 8 (29.63%) GitHub
2 5 (18.52%) AWS
3 2 (7.41%) OpenShift
3 2 (7.41%) SoftLayer
3 2 (7.41%) Stackdriver
4 1 (3.70%) Azure
4 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.70%) GCP
4 1 (3.70%) IaaS
4 1 (3.70%) PaaS
4 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) HTTP
2 2 (7.41%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) MongoDB
2 6 (22.22%) MySQL
2 6 (22.22%) Redis
3 4 (14.81%) RDBMS
3 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
4 2 (7.41%) DB2
5 1 (3.70%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) Git (software)
2 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
3 4 (14.81%) Mocha
3 4 (14.81%) webpack
4 1 (3.70%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.70%) JIRA
4 1 (3.70%) JMeter
4 1 (3.70%) Postman
4 1 (3.70%) REST Assured
4 1 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Games
4 1 (3.70%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 4 (14.81%) Full Stack Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Artificial Intelligence Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Node.js Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.70%) AWS Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Service Design Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Site Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Site Reliability Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Subject Matter Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (62.96%) Node.js
2 15 (55.56%) HTML
3 11 (40.74%) REST
4 6 (22.22%) Kafka
5 4 (14.81%) Angular 2
5 4 (14.81%) AngularJS
5 4 (14.81%) CSS
5 4 (14.81%) CSS3
5 4 (14.81%) Express
5 4 (14.81%) HTML5
5 4 (14.81%) Jest
5 4 (14.81%) jQuery
5 4 (14.81%) MEAN Stack
5 4 (14.81%) Meteor
5 4 (14.81%) React
5 4 (14.81%) Sass
5 4 (14.81%) Vue.js
6 2 (7.41%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (3.70%) Web Services
7 1 (3.70%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) User Experience
2 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Continuous Deployment
1 12 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (40.74%) Content Management
3 8 (29.63%) Conversational UI
4 7 (25.93%) Artificial Intelligence
4 7 (25.93%) DevOps
5 5 (18.52%) Machine Learning
6 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (14.81%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 4 (14.81%) Front End Development
6 4 (14.81%) High Availability
6 4 (14.81%) Kanban
6 4 (14.81%) Microservices
6 4 (14.81%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (14.81%) SOA
6 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
7 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) Bash Shell
2 4 (14.81%) Java
2 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.41%) Ruby
4 1 (3.70%) PHP
4 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Kubernetes
1 3 (11.11%) Terraform
2 2 (7.41%) Grafana
2 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (7.41%) Opsgenie
2 2 (7.41%) Prometheus
3 1 (3.70%) Ansible
3 1 (3.70%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (7.41%) Splunk
3 1 (3.70%) Google
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat