Period
to 19 November 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 November 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 767 796 796
Rank change year-on-year +29 0 +55
Contract jobs citing IBM Cloud 42 102 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.099% 0.093%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.17% 0.41% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 73 82
UK median daily rate £510 £518 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +3.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £150 £420 £365
90th Percentile £775 £720 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £500 £519
% change year-on-year -11.50% -3.61% +5.87%
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 24,634 24,831 17,145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.39% 24.04% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,751 17,211 11,893
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £283 £300 £275
90th Percentile £660 £644 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 330 229
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +7.85%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £63.02 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.51 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +17.20% - +2.58%

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 November 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 November 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 +48 35 £530 +2.42% 10
UK excluding London +53 26 £443 -11.50% 7
London +12 13 £650 +23.81% 7
South East +44 8 £513 - 1
Scotland +23 7 £410 -11.59% 4
South West -1 7 £400 -11.11%
North of England +35 4 £575 +1.77%
North West +6 3 £575 -0.86%
Midlands +49 1 £550 +83.33%
West Midlands - 1 £550 -
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 34 (80.95%) IBM
2 21 (50.00%) Azure
2 21 (50.00%) AWS
3 15 (35.71%) Migration
4 13 (30.95%) DevOps
4 13 (30.95%) Kubernetes
5 12 (28.57%) Windows
5 12 (28.57%) Linux
6 11 (26.19%) Python
6 11 (26.19%) Google
7 10 (23.81%) Banking
7 10 (23.81%) SoftLayer
8 9 (21.43%) GCP
8 9 (21.43%) Ansible
8 9 (21.43%) Finance
8 9 (21.43%) Bash Shell
8 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 8 (19.05%) Node.js
9 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (19.05%) Docker
9 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
10 7 (16.67%) Data Centre
10 7 (16.67%) OpenShift
10 7 (16.67%) Microservices
10 7 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
10 7 (16.67%) Java
11 6 (14.29%) HTML
11 6 (14.29%) ITIL
11 6 (14.29%) LDAP
11 6 (14.29%) HTTP

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 6 (14.29%) CMS
2 5 (11.90%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.76%) Apache
4 2 (4.76%) IIS
4 2 (4.76%) nginx
4 2 (4.76%) OpenStack
4 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Chatbot
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (4.76%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 21 (50.00%) AWS
1 21 (50.00%) Azure
2 10 (23.81%) SoftLayer
3 9 (21.43%) GCP
4 7 (16.67%) OpenShift
5 5 (11.90%) IaaS
5 5 (11.90%) Office 365
6 4 (9.52%) GitHub
7 3 (7.14%) PaaS
7 3 (7.14%) SaaS
8 2 (4.76%) Apigee
8 2 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (4.76%) Datadog
8 2 (4.76%) Kong
9 1 (2.38%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) HTTP
2 5 (11.90%) Firewall
2 5 (11.90%) WAN
3 4 (9.52%) LAN
4 3 (7.14%) Wireless
5 2 (4.76%) BIG-IP
5 2 (4.76%) NetScaler
5 2 (4.76%) SAN
6 1 (2.38%) Internet
6 1 (2.38%) MPLS
6 1 (2.38%) MQTT
6 1 (2.38%) NAS
6 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) DB2
2 3 (7.14%) Redis
3 2 (4.76%) Aerospike
3 2 (4.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (4.76%) Couchbase
3 2 (4.76%) Hazelcast
3 2 (4.76%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (4.76%) MySQL
3 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.38%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 6 (14.29%) IBM UrbanCode
2 3 (7.14%) Selenium
2 3 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (4.76%) Artifactory
3 2 (4.76%) Bitbucket
3 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (4.76%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.76%) Travis CI
3 2 (4.76%) Zephyr
4 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.38%) Mocha
General
1 10 (23.81%) Banking
2 9 (21.43%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Games
4 1 (2.38%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Architect
2 7 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
3 6 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Developer
5 4 (9.52%) ForgeRock Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) DevOps Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.76%) Artificial Intelligence Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.76%) DevOps Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) Node.js
2 6 (14.29%) HTML
2 6 (14.29%) LDAP
2 6 (14.29%) REST
3 4 (9.52%) OpenID
4 2 (4.76%) .NET
4 2 (4.76%) Java EE
4 2 (4.76%) Kafka
4 2 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (4.76%) RESTful
4 2 (4.76%) Vert.x
4 2 (4.76%) Web Services
5 1 (2.38%) Middleware
5 1 (2.38%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 4 (9.52%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (9.52%) Private Cloud
2 4 (9.52%) Public Cloud
2 4 (9.52%) User Experience
3 3 (7.14%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (4.76%) PKI
5 1 (2.38%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) Home Automation
5 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Linux
1 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.52%) VMS
3 4 (9.52%) Windows 10
4 3 (7.14%) Ubuntu
4 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.76%) Unix
6 1 (2.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Migration
2 13 (30.95%) DevOps
3 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
4 7 (16.67%) Microservices
5 6 (14.29%) Content Management
5 6 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
5 6 (14.29%) ITIL
6 4 (9.52%) Biometrics
6 4 (9.52%) Conversational UI
6 4 (9.52%) Data Encryption
6 4 (9.52%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (9.52%) IT Strategy
6 4 (9.52%) Security Management
7 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.14%) Analytics
7 3 (7.14%) Antivirus Management
7 3 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (7.14%) High Availability
7 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) Python
2 9 (21.43%) Bash Shell
3 7 (16.67%) Java
4 4 (9.52%) Go
4 4 (9.52%) SQL
5 3 (7.14%) Ruby
6 2 (4.76%) Perl
7 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 8 (19.05%) Docker
2 4 (9.52%) OpenAM
2 4 (9.52%) OpenDJ
2 4 (9.52%) OpenIDM
3 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.38%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (30.95%) Kubernetes
2 9 (21.43%) Ansible
3 6 (14.29%) Terraform
4 3 (7.14%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (4.76%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (4.76%) Consul
5 2 (4.76%) IBM Guardium
5 2 (4.76%) Nagios
5 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (4.76%) Prometheus
5 2 (4.76%) Puppet
6 1 (2.38%) AirWatch
6 1 (2.38%) Grafana
6 1 (2.38%) Opsgenie
6 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (2.38%) yum
Vendors
1 34 (80.95%) IBM
2 11 (26.19%) Google
3 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.90%) Splunk
4 5 (11.90%) VMware
5 4 (9.52%) Cisco
5 4 (9.52%) ForgeRock
6 3 (7.14%) AppDynamics
6 3 (7.14%) Apple
6 3 (7.14%) AVG
6 3 (7.14%) New Relic
6 3 (7.14%) Oracle
7 2 (4.76%) CA
7 2 (4.76%) Citrix
7 2 (4.76%) EMC
7 2 (4.76%) F5
7 2 (4.76%) Meraki
7 2 (4.76%) Micro Focus
7 2 (4.76%) NetApp
7 2 (4.76%) Red Hat