Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 751 831 859
Rank change year-on-year +80 +28 +6
Contract jobs citing IBM Cloud 113 55 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.052% 0.028%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.77% 0.48% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 34 12
UK median daily rate £500 £501 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.10% -11.02% +12.50%
10th Percentile £388 £342 £351
90th Percentile £625 £596 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £485 £538
% change year-on-year +8.25% -9.77% +13.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 -

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 14631 11499 7075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.90% 10.85% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10028 7986 4678
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +9.09% +0.61%
10th Percentile £270 £275 £250
90th Percentile £625 £605 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 180 128
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.27 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.45% -20.55% +31.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.64 £11.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.98 £17.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +11.65% -29.17% +39.13%

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 25 September 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 10 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 25 September 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 +104 112 £500 -0.20% 8
London +68 87 £494 -3.19% 1
UK excluding London +41 24 £525 +8.25% 8
South East +16 12 £600 +19.70% 2
North of England +66 8 £473 +1.61%
North West +34 8 £473 -1.56%
East of England -9 2 £300 -40.00% 1
Scotland +11 1 £475 +61.02%
Midlands - 1 - - 3
West Midlands - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 88 (77.88%) Bluemix
2 79 (69.91%) IBM
3 70 (61.95%) DevOps
4 68 (60.18%) Java
5 62 (54.87%) Amazon AWS
6 54 (47.79%) Jenkins
7 45 (39.82%) Big Data
8 42 (37.17%) Open Source
8 42 (37.17%) Python
9 40 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (35.40%) Docker
10 39 (34.51%) Cloud Foundry
11 37 (32.74%) Hadoop
12 36 (31.86%) GitHub
13 34 (30.09%) Apache Hive
13 34 (30.09%) Apache Spark
14 33 (29.20%) Tableau
14 33 (29.20%) PaaS
14 33 (29.20%) PostgreSQL
15 32 (28.32%) Ambari
15 32 (28.32%) Hadoop YARN
15 32 (28.32%) HDFS
15 32 (28.32%) Data Engineering
16 31 (27.43%) PySpark
16 31 (27.43%) Sqoop
16 31 (27.43%) Oozie
16 31 (27.43%) Kafka
16 31 (27.43%) Apache Flume
16 31 (27.43%) Microsoft Azure
17 29 (25.66%) MapReduce

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 39 (34.51%) Cloud Foundry
2 34 (30.09%) Apache Spark
3 12 (10.62%) OpenStack
4 11 (9.73%) WebSphere
5 7 (6.19%) Confluence
6 3 (2.65%) SAS
7 1 (0.88%) Apache
7 1 (0.88%) CICS
7 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Maximo
1 1 (0.88%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 88 (77.88%) Bluemix
2 62 (54.87%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (31.86%) GitHub
4 33 (29.20%) PaaS
5 31 (27.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 20 (17.70%) SoftLayer
7 12 (10.62%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (7.08%) IaaS
9 5 (4.42%) OpenShift
10 4 (3.54%) Heroku
11 3 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (1.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.88%) Force.com
13 1 (0.88%) Office 365
13 1 (0.88%) SaaS
13 1 (0.88%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.31%) Firewall
1 6 (5.31%) LAN
1 6 (5.31%) WAN
2 5 (4.42%) 4G
2 5 (4.42%) MPLS
2 5 (4.42%) VoIP
2 5 (4.42%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.77%) Network Security
3 2 (1.77%) SAN
4 1 (0.88%) DNS
4 1 (0.88%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.88%) SMS
4 1 (0.88%) SMTP
4 1 (0.88%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (0.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (39.82%) Big Data
2 37 (32.74%) Hadoop
3 34 (30.09%) Apache Hive
4 33 (29.20%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (27.43%) Sqoop
6 16 (14.16%) Oracle ODI
7 7 (6.19%) NoSQL
8 5 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (4.42%) RDBMS
8 5 (4.42%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (2.65%) DB2
10 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
10 2 (1.77%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.88%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.88%) DataStage
11 1 (0.88%) IBM InfoSphere
11 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 54 (47.79%) Jenkins
2 13 (11.50%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.96%) Gradle
3 9 (7.96%) Maven
4 7 (6.19%) Ant
4 7 (6.19%) JIRA
4 7 (6.19%) TeamCity
5 6 (5.31%) Gerrit
5 6 (5.31%) IBM UrbanCode
6 5 (4.42%) JBehave
6 5 (4.42%) JUnit
6 5 (4.42%) Selenium
6 5 (4.42%) SonarQube
6 5 (4.42%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (4.42%) Subversion
6 5 (4.42%) Vagrant
7 4 (3.54%) Bundler
7 4 (3.54%) gulp
8 2 (1.77%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.77%) Travis CI
General
1 16 (14.16%) Finance
2 12 (10.62%) Banking
3 7 (6.19%) Retail
4 3 (2.65%) International Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (23.89%) Architect
2 20 (17.70%) Cloud Architect
3 17 (15.04%) Big Data Engineer
3 17 (15.04%) Data Engineer
4 15 (13.27%) Developer
4 15 (13.27%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (6.19%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (5.31%) Hadoop Engineer
6 6 (5.31%) Java Developer
7 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 4 (3.54%) Node.js Developer
7 4 (3.54%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.54%) Senior Developer
7 4 (3.54%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (2.65%) Angular Developer
8 3 (2.65%) AWS DevOps
8 3 (2.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (2.65%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (2.65%) Splunk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (27.43%) Kafka
1 31 (27.43%) PySpark
2 22 (19.47%) Spring
3 13 (11.50%) Hibernate
3 13 (11.50%) J2EE
3 13 (11.50%) JDBC
3 13 (11.50%) JMS
3 13 (11.50%) JMX
4 12 (10.62%) CSS
5 11 (9.73%) AngularJS
5 11 (9.73%) HTML
6 10 (8.85%) HTML5
7 9 (7.96%) Spring Boot
8 8 (7.08%) Node.js
8 8 (7.08%) Web Services
9 6 (5.31%) Middleware
10 5 (4.42%) CSS3
10 5 (4.42%) Java EE
10 5 (4.42%) Servlets
10 5 (4.42%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.39%) Cloud Native
2 13 (11.50%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (4.42%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.54%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.54%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.65%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.65%) Replication
6 2 (1.77%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.88%) AS400
7 1 (0.88%) iSeries
7 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.88%) User Experience
7 1 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.93%) Linux
2 13 (11.50%) Windows
3 11 (9.73%) Unix
4 5 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.88%) AIX
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (61.95%) DevOps
2 42 (37.17%) Open Source
3 40 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (28.32%) Data Engineering
5 29 (25.66%) MapReduce
6 21 (18.58%) Continuous Delivery
6 21 (18.58%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (16.81%) Microservices
8 18 (15.93%) BDD
9 16 (14.16%) Software Engineering
10 14 (12.39%) TDD
10 14 (12.39%) Technical Architecture
11 13 (11.50%) SOA
12 10 (8.85%) Analytics
13 7 (6.19%) Configuration Management
13 7 (6.19%) Data Analytics
14 6 (5.31%) Scrum
14 6 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
15 5 (4.42%) Business Continuity
15 5 (4.42%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 68 (60.18%) Java
2 42 (37.17%) Python
3 18 (15.93%) Go
4 17 (15.04%) Ruby
5 14 (12.39%) JavaScript
6 8 (7.08%) SQL
7 5 (4.42%) C++
7 5 (4.42%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.65%) Perl
9 2 (1.77%) Groovy
10 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.88%) C#
10 1 (0.88%) COBOL
10 1 (0.88%) JCL
10 1 (0.88%) REXX
Qualifications
1 4 (3.54%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.88%) CISSP
3 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) COBIT
2 2 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) GDPR
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (35.40%) Docker
2 32 (28.32%) HDFS
3 31 (27.43%) Apache Flume
4 12 (10.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (5.31%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.54%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (3.54%) vSphere
7 2 (1.77%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.88%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.88%) vCloud
8 1 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.88%) XenApp
8 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (28.32%) Ambari
1 32 (28.32%) Hadoop YARN
2 31 (27.43%) Oozie
3 24 (21.24%) Ansible
3 24 (21.24%) Kubernetes
4 9 (7.96%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (7.96%) Puppet
5 5 (4.42%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (3.54%) Salt
7 2 (1.77%) Terraform
8 1 (0.88%) logstash
8 1 (0.88%) Nagios
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 79 (69.91%) IBM
2 33 (29.20%) Tableau
3 22 (19.47%) Oracle
4 16 (14.16%) VMware
5 12 (10.62%) Splunk
6 10 (8.85%) Microsoft
7 9 (7.96%) Google
8 5 (4.42%) AppDynamics
8 5 (4.42%) BMC
8 5 (4.42%) New Relic
9 4 (3.54%) Mitel
10 3 (2.65%) HP
10 3 (2.65%) Teradata
11 2 (1.77%) Citrix
11 2 (1.77%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.77%) XebiaLabs
12 1 (0.88%) RightScale
12 1 (0.88%) SAP