Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 783 827 854
Rank change year-on-year +44 +27 +20
Contract jobs citing IBM Cloud 95 67 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.063% 0.034%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.57% 0.54% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 40 20
UK median daily rate £500 £519 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% -5.68% +10.00%
10th Percentile £368 £412 £366
90th Percentile £625 £625 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £519 £490 £538
% change year-on-year +5.87% -8.84% +7.50%
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 16645 12464 7473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.19% 11.76% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11533 8574 5039
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £269 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £601 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 186 115
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.55 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.45% -14.30% +20.22%
10th Percentile £11.10 £11.71 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.75 £39.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.51% -24.18% +28.57%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +47 94 £500 -3.61% 19
London +39 74 £475 -13.64% 3
UK excluding London +17 21 £519 +5.87% 18
South East -2 16 £525 +4.74% 2
East of England -21 2 £300 -40.00%
North of England +54 1 - - 7
North West +16 1 - - 5
Scotland -8 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £450 - 3

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM Cloud also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for IBM Cloud.

1 75 (78.95%) Bluemix
2 68 (71.58%) Java
3 66 (69.47%) IBM
4 57 (60.00%) Jenkins
5 55 (57.89%) Amazon AWS
5 55 (57.89%) DevOps
6 48 (50.53%) Python
7 43 (45.26%) Big Data
8 39 (41.05%) GitHub
8 39 (41.05%) Docker
8 39 (41.05%) Open Source
9 38 (40.00%) Hadoop
10 37 (38.95%) Apache Spark
10 37 (38.95%) Apache Hive
11 36 (37.89%) Hadoop YARN
11 36 (37.89%) Ambari
11 36 (37.89%) PostgreSQL
11 36 (37.89%) HDFS
12 35 (36.84%) PySpark
12 35 (36.84%) Oozie
12 35 (36.84%) Tableau
12 35 (36.84%) Kafka
12 35 (36.84%) Apache Flume
13 34 (35.79%) Sqoop
14 31 (32.63%) Data Engineering
15 29 (30.53%) Kubernetes
15 29 (30.53%) MapReduce
16 28 (29.47%) Microsoft Azure
17 25 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
18 24 (25.26%) Ansible

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 37 (38.95%) Apache Spark
2 17 (17.89%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (7.37%) OpenStack
4 5 (5.26%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.05%) CICS
5 1 (1.05%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.05%) IIS
5 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.05%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.05%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 75 (78.95%) Bluemix
2 55 (57.89%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (41.05%) GitHub
4 28 (29.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 19 (20.00%) PaaS
6 8 (8.42%) SoftLayer
7 6 (6.32%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (6.32%) IaaS
8 4 (4.21%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (4.21%) Heroku
9 3 (3.16%) SaaS
9 3 (3.16%) Serverless
10 1 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.42%) Firewall
2 5 (5.26%) 4G
2 5 (5.26%) LAN
2 5 (5.26%) MPLS
2 5 (5.26%) VoIP
2 5 (5.26%) WAN
2 5 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.11%) BGP
3 2 (2.11%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.11%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (2.11%) iSCSI
3 2 (2.11%) Network Security
4 1 (1.05%) SMS
4 1 (1.05%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (1.05%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.05%) VLAN
4 1 (1.05%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (45.26%) Big Data
2 38 (40.00%) Hadoop
3 37 (38.95%) Apache Hive
4 36 (37.89%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (35.79%) Sqoop
6 15 (15.79%) Oracle ODI
7 6 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (5.26%) NoSQL
8 5 (5.26%) RDBMS
8 5 (5.26%) Relational Database
8 5 (5.26%) Star Schema
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.05%) DB2
9 1 (1.05%) Power BI
9 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 57 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 14 (14.74%) Git (software)
3 12 (12.63%) Gradle
3 12 (12.63%) Maven
4 10 (10.53%) Ant
4 10 (10.53%) TeamCity
5 5 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (5.26%) Bitbucket
5 5 (5.26%) Subversion
5 5 (5.26%) Vagrant
6 4 (4.21%) Bundler
6 4 (4.21%) Gerrit
6 4 (4.21%) gulp
6 4 (4.21%) IBM UrbanCode
6 4 (4.21%) JBehave
6 4 (4.21%) JUnit
6 4 (4.21%) Selenium
6 4 (4.21%) SonarQube
6 4 (4.21%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.05%) Dreamweaver
General
1 12 (12.63%) Banking
2 8 (8.42%) Retail
3 6 (6.32%) Finance
4 1 (1.05%) Marketing
4 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (23.16%) Architect
2 20 (21.05%) Big Data Engineer
2 20 (21.05%) Data Engineer
3 16 (16.84%) Cloud Architect
4 12 (12.63%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (9.47%) Developer
5 9 (9.47%) Hadoop Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.26%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.21%) Java Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.21%) Senior DevOps
8 4 (4.21%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.16%) AWS DevOps
9 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 3 (3.16%) Junior
9 3 (3.16%) Junior DevOps
10 2 (2.11%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (36.84%) Kafka
1 35 (36.84%) PySpark
2 16 (16.84%) Spring
3 9 (9.47%) Spring Boot
4 8 (8.42%) CSS
4 8 (8.42%) HTML
4 8 (8.42%) J2EE
4 8 (8.42%) Web Services
5 7 (7.37%) AngularJS
5 7 (7.37%) CSS3
5 7 (7.37%) Hibernate
5 7 (7.37%) HTML5
5 7 (7.37%) JDBC
5 7 (7.37%) JMS
5 7 (7.37%) JMX
6 6 (6.32%) .NET
7 5 (5.26%) Java EE
7 5 (5.26%) JPA
7 5 (5.26%) Servlets
7 5 (5.26%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Cloud Native
1 7 (7.37%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.26%) Mainframe
3 4 (4.21%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.16%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.11%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.11%) Replication
6 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.05%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.47%) Linux
2 6 (6.32%) Unix
3 4 (4.21%) Windows
4 1 (1.05%) Android
4 1 (1.05%) CentOS
4 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.05%) Solaris
4 1 (1.05%) SUSE
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (57.89%) DevOps
2 39 (41.05%) Open Source
3 31 (32.63%) Data Engineering
4 29 (30.53%) MapReduce
5 25 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (17.89%) Continuous Delivery
7 16 (16.84%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (14.74%) Microservices
9 12 (12.63%) BDD
10 10 (10.53%) SOA
11 8 (8.42%) Analytics
11 8 (8.42%) TDD
12 7 (7.37%) Software Engineering
12 7 (7.37%) Technical Architecture
13 6 (6.32%) Data Analytics
13 6 (6.32%) Release Automation
13 6 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (5.26%) Build Automation
14 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
14 5 (5.26%) Network Segmentation
Programming Languages
1 68 (71.58%) Java
2 48 (50.53%) Python
3 11 (11.58%) Go
3 11 (11.58%) JavaScript
3 11 (11.58%) Ruby
4 9 (9.47%) SQL
5 5 (5.26%) C++
5 5 (5.26%) Perl
5 5 (5.26%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.11%) ActionScript
6 2 (2.11%) ActionScript 2.0
6 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.11%) Groovy
7 1 (1.05%) COBOL
7 1 (1.05%) JCL
7 1 (1.05%) PHP
7 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.05%) REXX
Qualifications
1 2 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (2.11%) Degree
2 1 (1.05%) CISSP
2 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) COBIT
2 2 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.11%) RosettaNet
3 1 (1.05%) GDPR
3 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (41.05%) Docker
2 36 (37.89%) HDFS
3 35 (36.84%) Apache Flume
4 9 (9.47%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (4.21%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (3.16%) VMware NSX
7 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.11%) vCloud
7 2 (2.11%) vSphere
8 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 36 (37.89%) Ambari
1 36 (37.89%) Hadoop YARN
2 35 (36.84%) Oozie
3 29 (30.53%) Kubernetes
4 24 (25.26%) Ansible
5 8 (8.42%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (8.42%) Puppet
6 5 (5.26%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (2.11%) Terraform
8 1 (1.05%) CFEngine
8 1 (1.05%) logstash
8 1 (1.05%) SCCM
8 1 (1.05%) SCOM
8 1 (1.05%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.05%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.05%) Unicenter
8 1 (1.05%) vCenter Server
8 1 (1.05%) vMotion
8 1 (1.05%) vRealize
Vendors
1 66 (69.47%) IBM
2 35 (36.84%) Tableau
3 22 (23.16%) Oracle
4 9 (9.47%) VMware
5 7 (7.37%) Google
5 7 (7.37%) Microsoft
6 5 (5.26%) BMC
7 4 (4.21%) AppDynamics
7 4 (4.21%) HP
7 4 (4.21%) Mitel
7 4 (4.21%) New Relic
7 4 (4.21%) Splunk
8 2 (2.11%) Brocade
8 2 (2.11%) Cisco
8 2 (2.11%) Vyatta
8 2 (2.11%) XebiaLabs
9 1 (1.05%) CA
9 1 (1.05%) Lotus
9 1 (1.05%) NetApp
9 1 (1.05%) Sun