Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 781 804 836
Rank change year-on-year +23 +32 +4
Contract jobs citing IBM Cloud 94 58 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.060% 0.043%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.54% 0.48% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 28 26
UK median daily rate £450 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £350 £419 £355
90th Percentile £575 £600 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £490 £594
% change year-on-year +2.04% -17.47% +16.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £17.50
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 17,449 12,009 7,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.40% 12.43% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,111 8,257 5,064
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 168 120
UK median hourly rate £18.81 £18.55 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.44% -15.01% -3.02%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.10 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.75 £56.87 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £23.75
% change year-on-year +2.58% -28.17% +18.75%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +22 91 £450 -14.29% 43
London 0 71 £438 -16.67% 18
UK excluding London +3 22 £500 +2.04% 26
South East -23 15 £500 -1.23% 4
East of England -12 2 £300 -14.29%
North of England +32 1 £600 +39.13% 12
North West +12 1 £600 +45.45% 8
Midlands - 1 £425 - 7
South West - 1 £450 - 2
Wales - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £425 - 7
Scotland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 80 (85.11%) Bluemix
2 65 (69.15%) Java
3 63 (67.02%) IBM
4 55 (58.51%) DevOps
5 54 (57.45%) Jenkins
6 50 (53.19%) Amazon AWS
7 47 (50.00%) Python
8 42 (44.68%) GitHub
9 38 (40.43%) Big Data
10 36 (38.30%) Apache Hive
10 36 (38.30%) Ambari
10 36 (38.30%) Hadoop
10 36 (38.30%) HDFS
10 36 (38.30%) Apache Spark
10 36 (38.30%) Hadoop YARN
11 35 (37.23%) Docker
11 35 (37.23%) PySpark
11 35 (37.23%) Open Source
11 35 (37.23%) Oozie
11 35 (37.23%) Kafka
11 35 (37.23%) Apache Flume
11 35 (37.23%) PostgreSQL
12 34 (36.17%) Tableau
12 34 (36.17%) Sqoop
13 30 (31.91%) Microsoft Azure
13 30 (31.91%) Data Engineering
14 29 (30.85%) MapReduce
15 28 (29.79%) Kubernetes
16 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (20.21%) 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 36 (38.30%) Apache Spark
2 8 (8.51%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (4.26%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.13%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.06%) CICS
5 1 (1.06%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.06%) IIS
5 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.06%) Unica
1 1 (1.06%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 80 (85.11%) Bluemix
2 50 (53.19%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (44.68%) GitHub
4 30 (31.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (17.02%) PaaS
6 7 (7.45%) SoftLayer
7 6 (6.38%) OpenShift
8 4 (4.26%) Heroku
8 4 (4.26%) IaaS
9 3 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (3.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (3.19%) SaaS
10 2 (2.13%) Serverless
11 1 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (1.06%) Force.com
11 1 (1.06%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) Firewall
2 2 (2.13%) BGP
2 2 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (2.13%) iSCSI
2 2 (2.13%) MPLS
2 2 (2.13%) VLAN
2 2 (2.13%) WAN
3 1 (1.06%) 4G
3 1 (1.06%) DMVPN
3 1 (1.06%) LAN
3 1 (1.06%) SMS
3 1 (1.06%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (1.06%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.06%) VoIP
3 1 (1.06%) VXLAN
3 1 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.06%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.06%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (40.43%) Big Data
2 36 (38.30%) Apache Hive
2 36 (38.30%) Hadoop
3 35 (37.23%) PostgreSQL
4 34 (36.17%) Sqoop
5 14 (14.89%) Oracle ODI
6 6 (6.38%) NoSQL
7 5 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (5.32%) Star Schema
8 2 (2.13%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.06%) DB2
9 1 (1.06%) Power BI
9 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 54 (57.45%) Jenkins
2 11 (11.70%) Maven
3 10 (10.64%) Ant
3 10 (10.64%) Gradle
3 10 (10.64%) TeamCity
4 9 (9.57%) Git (software)
5 8 (8.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (8.51%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.13%) Bundler
6 2 (2.13%) gulp
6 2 (2.13%) Subversion
6 2 (2.13%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.06%) Android Studio
7 1 (1.06%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.06%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (1.06%) JIRA
7 1 (1.06%) JUnit
7 1 (1.06%) Lombardi
7 1 (1.06%) Selenium
General
1 19 (20.21%) Banking
2 9 (9.57%) Finance
3 4 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (1.06%) Marketing
4 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (21.28%) Big Data Engineer
1 20 (21.28%) Data Engineer
2 13 (13.83%) Architect
3 10 (10.64%) Developer
3 10 (10.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (9.57%) Hadoop Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) Cloud Architect
5 8 (8.51%) Java Developer
6 6 (6.38%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.32%) Analyst
7 5 (5.32%) Java Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Consultant
8 4 (4.26%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (3.19%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.19%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) Scrum Master
9 3 (3.19%) Senior DevOps
9 3 (3.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (37.23%) Kafka
1 35 (37.23%) PySpark
2 9 (9.57%) .NET
2 9 (9.57%) Spring
2 9 (9.57%) Spring Boot
3 8 (8.51%) CSS
4 7 (7.45%) HTML
5 6 (6.38%) HTML5
5 6 (6.38%) Web Services
6 5 (5.32%) .NET Framework
6 5 (5.32%) AngularJS
6 5 (5.32%) Spark Streaming
7 4 (4.26%) CSS3
7 4 (4.26%) J2EE
8 3 (3.19%) jQuery
8 3 (3.19%) Node.js
9 2 (2.13%) Java EE
9 2 (2.13%) JPA
9 2 (2.13%) RESTful
9 2 (2.13%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) Mainframe
2 5 (5.32%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.19%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.13%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.06%) Fintech
5 1 (1.06%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.06%) Replication
5 1 (1.06%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.06%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.57%) Linux
2 3 (3.19%) Windows
3 2 (2.13%) Android
3 2 (2.13%) Unix
4 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.06%) CentOS
4 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.06%) Solaris
4 1 (1.06%) SUSE
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (58.51%) DevOps
2 35 (37.23%) Open Source
3 30 (31.91%) Data Engineering
4 29 (30.85%) MapReduce
5 25 (26.60%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (9.57%) Scrum
7 8 (8.51%) Build Automation
7 8 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (8.51%) Microservices
7 8 (8.51%) Release Automation
7 8 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (7.45%) Migration
8 7 (7.45%) Test Automation
9 6 (6.38%) Analytics
9 6 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (6.38%) Service Design
9 6 (6.38%) TDD
10 5 (5.32%) ETL
11 4 (4.26%) BDD
11 4 (4.26%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 65 (69.15%) Java
2 47 (50.00%) Python
3 12 (12.77%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.45%) Perl
5 5 (5.32%) SQL
6 4 (4.26%) Go
6 4 (4.26%) Ruby
6 4 (4.26%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.13%) ActionScript
7 2 (2.13%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (2.13%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.13%) C++
8 1 (1.06%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.06%) COBOL
8 1 (1.06%) JCL
8 1 (1.06%) PHP
8 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.06%) REXX
Qualifications
1 2 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (2.13%) Degree
2 1 (1.06%) CCDP
2 1 (1.06%) CCNP
2 1 (1.06%) CCSE
2 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.13%) RosettaNet
2 1 (1.06%) COBIT
2 1 (1.06%) GDPR
2 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (38.30%) HDFS
2 35 (37.23%) Apache Flume
2 35 (37.23%) Docker
3 5 (5.32%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.19%) VMware NSX
5 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.13%) vCloud
5 2 (2.13%) vSphere
6 1 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (38.30%) Ambari
1 36 (38.30%) Hadoop YARN
2 35 (37.23%) Oozie
3 28 (29.79%) Kubernetes
4 19 (20.21%) Ansible
5 12 (12.77%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (12.77%) Puppet
6 1 (1.06%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (1.06%) CFEngine
6 1 (1.06%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
6 1 (1.06%) logstash
6 1 (1.06%) SCCM
6 1 (1.06%) SCOM
6 1 (1.06%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.06%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.06%) Terraform
6 1 (1.06%) Unicenter
6 1 (1.06%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.06%) vMotion
6 1 (1.06%) vRealize
Vendors
1 63 (67.02%) IBM
2 34 (36.17%) Tableau
3 17 (18.09%) Oracle
4 6 (6.38%) VMware
5 5 (5.32%) Cisco
5 5 (5.32%) Google
5 5 (5.32%) Microsoft
6 4 (4.26%) OpenText
6 4 (4.26%) Splunk
7 3 (3.19%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.19%) Vyatta
8 2 (2.13%) AppDynamics
8 2 (2.13%) Brocade
8 2 (2.13%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.13%) HP
9 1 (1.06%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.06%) F5
9 1 (1.06%) Infoblox
9 1 (1.06%) Pega
9 1 (1.06%) RightScale