Period
to 13 August 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 13 August 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 536 803 773
Rank change year-on-year +267 -30 +5
Contract jobs citing IBM Cloud 10 45 131
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.050% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.095% 0.17% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 31 66
Median daily rate £495 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.00% -2.44% -2.38%
10th Percentile £439 £150 £375
90th Percentile £649 £775 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 £450
% change year-on-year - -11.11% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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 10,527 25,884 22,524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.65% 28.53% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,913 17,667 15,477
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.97%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £305
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +4.44% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 393 329
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.76 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.85% +14.53% -
10th Percentile £15.07 £13.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £71.25 £72.75
Median hourly rate £24.25 £21.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.82% +25.03% -1.41%

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 13 August 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 5 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 13 August 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 +272 10 £495 -1.00% 3
London +200 9 £495 -17.50% 1
UK excluding London +212 1 - - 2
North of England +121 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +78 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 13 August 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 10 (100.00%) IBM
2 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (30.00%) Microservices
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Terraform
4 2 (20.00%) Azure
4 2 (20.00%) AWS
5 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (10.00%) Node.js
5 1 (10.00%) Splunk
5 1 (10.00%) D3.js
5 1 (10.00%) GitHub
5 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (10.00%) OpenShift
5 1 (10.00%) Ansible
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps
5 1 (10.00%) Service Design
5 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (10.00%) Public Sector
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (10.00%) Linux

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) AWS
1 2 (20.00%) Azure
2 1 (10.00%) GitHub
2 1 (10.00%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) GitLab
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Lead Software Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Payments Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Payments Solutions Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Service Design Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Subject Matter Expert
2 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (10.00%) D3.js
1 1 (10.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Microservices
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Service Design
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Terraform
2 1 (10.00%) Ansible
2 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (10.00%) Splunk