Period
to 16 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 757 787 839
Rank change year-on-year +30 +52 +14
Contract jobs citing IBM Cloud 134 84 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.089% 0.059%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.62% 0.64% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 64 37
UK median daily rate £518 £525 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +4.79% -0.30%
10th Percentile £375 £359 £314
90th Percentile £738 £675 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £525 £480
% change year-on-year -14.29% +9.38% -2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
UK median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.50

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 21,484 13,160 10,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.71% 13.87% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,671 9,012 7,297
UK median daily rate £475 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.44% +0.11% +11.11%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 196 163
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.32% - -15.56%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.98 £11.68
90th Percentile £57.50 £62.38 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -20.00%

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 July 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 13 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 July 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 +10 113 £518 -3.72% 14
London -15 87 £575 +9.52% 6
UK excluding London -8 46 £450 -14.29% 16
Scotland -22 17 £520 +6.67% 4
South East -25 15 £413 -31.25% 3
North of England -28 6 £565 +19.58% 1
North West -31 5 £573 +21.16%
Midlands -16 4 £388 - 1
West Midlands -16 3 £400 - 1
Wales - 3 £550 - 4
South West - 1 £425 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 90 (67.16%) IBM
2 89 (66.42%) Amazon AWS
3 64 (47.76%) DevOps
4 50 (37.31%) Python
4 50 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (36.57%) Docker
6 47 (35.07%) Microsoft Azure
7 45 (33.58%) Jenkins
8 42 (31.34%) Node.js
9 41 (30.60%) GitHub
9 41 (30.60%) Banking
10 39 (29.10%) Git (software)
11 37 (27.61%) Cloud Foundry
11 37 (27.61%) Maven
11 37 (27.61%) Kubernetes
12 36 (26.87%) Sonatype Nexus
13 34 (25.37%) Scrum
13 34 (25.37%) Bash Shell
14 33 (24.63%) Ruby
15 32 (23.88%) TDD
16 31 (23.13%) Groovy
17 30 (22.39%) Java
17 30 (22.39%) Google Cloud Platform
17 30 (22.39%) GitLab
18 29 (21.64%) Mesos
18 29 (21.64%) JavaScript
18 29 (21.64%) BDD
19 28 (20.90%) iPad
19 28 (20.90%) E-Commerce
19 28 (20.90%) SonarQube

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 (27.61%) Cloud Foundry
2 10 (7.46%) Apache Spark
3 6 (4.48%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.48%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (2.99%) Confluence
5 2 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.75%) JBoss
6 1 (0.75%) Jetty
6 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.75%) Predix
6 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (3.73%) TRIRIGA
1 5 (3.73%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 89 (66.42%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (35.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (30.60%) GitHub
4 30 (22.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 27 (20.15%) npm
6 25 (18.66%) Heroku
7 19 (14.18%) PaaS
8 18 (13.43%) IaaS
9 13 (9.70%) SoftLayer
10 10 (7.46%) SaaS
11 3 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.75%) IBM Blueworks
12 1 (0.75%) Office 365
12 1 (0.75%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.48%) DNS
2 4 (2.99%) Firewall
3 3 (2.24%) Network Security
4 2 (1.49%) Internet
4 2 (1.49%) VPN
5 1 (0.75%) MPLS
5 1 (0.75%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.94%) NoSQL
2 5 (3.73%) Big Data
2 5 (3.73%) DB2
2 5 (3.73%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.24%) Neo4j
4 2 (1.49%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.49%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.75%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.75%) MySQL
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.75%) Power BI
5 1 (0.75%) QlikView
5 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.75%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 45 (33.58%) Jenkins
2 39 (29.10%) Git (software)
3 37 (27.61%) Maven
4 36 (26.87%) Sonatype Nexus
5 30 (22.39%) GitLab
6 28 (20.90%) SonarQube
7 26 (19.40%) Ant
7 26 (19.40%) Gerrit
8 16 (11.94%) IBM UrbanCode
9 7 (5.22%) Bitbucket
10 6 (4.48%) JIRA
11 5 (3.73%) Gradle
12 4 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (2.99%) CF BOSH
13 3 (2.24%) Cucumber
13 3 (2.24%) Subversion
13 3 (2.24%) TeamCity
14 2 (1.49%) Artifactory
15 1 (0.75%) Mercurial
15 1 (0.75%) Selenium
General
1 41 (30.60%) Banking
2 19 (14.18%) Finance
3 1 (0.75%) Advertising
3 1 (0.75%) Games
3 1 (0.75%) International Banking
3 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (34.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 33 (24.63%) Developer
3 27 (20.15%) Architect
3 27 (20.15%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 26 (19.40%) Senior DevOps
4 26 (19.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 15 (11.19%) Cloud Architect
6 10 (7.46%) Java Developer
7 8 (5.97%) Security Architect
8 7 (5.22%) Consultant
9 6 (4.48%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (4.48%) Full Stack Developer
9 6 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.73%) Azure Architect
10 5 (3.73%) Lead Architect
10 5 (3.73%) Software Developer
11 4 (2.99%) Project Manager
11 4 (2.99%) Senior Architect
11 4 (2.99%) UI Developer
11 4 (2.99%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (31.34%) Node.js
2 22 (16.42%) Web Services
3 18 (13.43%) REST
4 17 (12.69%) AngularJS
4 17 (12.69%) JSON
5 12 (8.96%) SOAP
6 10 (7.46%) Kafka
6 10 (7.46%) React
7 9 (6.72%) Ajax
7 9 (6.72%) Java EE
7 9 (6.72%) Redux
7 9 (6.72%) ServiceStack
8 8 (5.97%) J2EE
8 8 (5.97%) RESTful
8 8 (5.97%) XML
9 7 (5.22%) jQuery
9 7 (5.22%) Spring
10 6 (4.48%) Cytoscape.js
10 6 (4.48%) D3.js
10 6 (4.48%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.90%) iPad
2 8 (5.97%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.48%) Public Cloud
3 6 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.48%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.24%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.24%) PKI
5 3 (2.24%) Social Media
5 3 (2.24%) User Experience
6 2 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.49%) Clustering
6 2 (1.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.49%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.75%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.42%) Linux
2 10 (7.46%) Unix
3 7 (5.22%) Windows
4 6 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (47.76%) DevOps
2 50 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (25.37%) Scrum
4 32 (23.88%) TDD
5 29 (21.64%) BDD
6 28 (20.90%) E-Commerce
7 20 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (6.72%) Microservices
8 9 (6.72%) Migration
9 8 (5.97%) Configuration Management
9 8 (5.97%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (5.97%) Test Automation
9 8 (5.97%) Visualisation
10 7 (5.22%) Change Management
10 7 (5.22%) Release Management
10 7 (5.22%) Software Engineering
11 6 (4.48%) Analytics
11 6 (4.48%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (4.48%) Project Management
11 6 (4.48%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 50 (37.31%) Python
2 34 (25.37%) Bash Shell
3 33 (24.63%) Ruby
4 31 (23.13%) Groovy
5 30 (22.39%) Java
6 29 (21.64%) JavaScript
7 15 (11.19%) SQL
8 6 (4.48%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.99%) C
10 2 (1.49%) Go
10 2 (1.49%) Java 8
10 2 (1.49%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.75%) C#
11 1 (0.75%) Perl
11 1 (0.75%) PHP
11 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (4.48%) CISA
1 6 (4.48%) CISM
1 6 (4.48%) CISSP
1 6 (4.48%) Degree
2 2 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (19.40%) GCP
2 5 (3.73%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.49%) GDPR
3 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.49%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 49 (36.57%) Docker
2 4 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.24%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.49%) GPFS
4 2 (1.49%) LXC
4 2 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.49%) vSphere
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.75%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 37 (27.61%) Kubernetes
2 29 (21.64%) Mesos
3 25 (18.66%) Consul
4 22 (16.42%) Ansible
5 20 (14.93%) Puppet
6 16 (11.94%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (8.21%) Terraform
8 5 (3.73%) Rancher
8 5 (3.73%) ZABBIX
9 3 (2.24%) Nagios
9 3 (2.24%) Salt
10 2 (1.49%) vRealize
11 1 (0.75%) Automic
11 1 (0.75%) Oozie
11 1 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 90 (67.16%) IBM
2 14 (10.45%) Google
3 11 (8.21%) Splunk
4 9 (6.72%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.22%) Oracle
5 7 (5.22%) Red Hat
6 6 (4.48%) AppDynamics
6 6 (4.48%) New Relic
6 6 (4.48%) VMware
7 5 (3.73%) Tealium
8 3 (2.24%) Pega
9 2 (1.49%) Capita
9 2 (1.49%) Dell
9 2 (1.49%) RightScale
9 2 (1.49%) SevOne
10 1 (0.75%) NetApp
10 1 (0.75%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.75%) Skytap
10 1 (0.75%) Tableau
10 1 (0.75%) WorldPay