The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for IBM SmartCloud skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM SmartCloud over the 3 months to 23 June 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 SmartCloud
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 598 640 635
Rank change year-on-year +42 -5  
Contract jobs citing IBM SmartCloud 4 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.006% 0.007%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.063% 0.057% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £490 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

IBM SmartCloud is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 6351 5235 3386
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.57% 9.73% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4326 3676 2205
Median daily rate £475 £463 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +12.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 77 72
Median hourly rate £25.00 £17.89 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.78% -48.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £26.75
% change year-on-year +79.64% -39.65%  

IBM SmartCloud
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing IBM SmartCloud as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for IBM SmartCloud in the UK

IBM SmartCloud
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IBM SmartCloud.

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM SmartCloud in the UK

IBM SmartCloud
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM SmartCloud within the UK over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +33 4 £490 -
Warwickshire - 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 - -
Warwick - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £490 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM SmartCloud 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 SmartCloud.

1 6 (100.00%) IBM
1 6 (100.00%) Netcool
1 6 (100.00%) Change Management
1 6 (100.00%) Migration
1 6 (100.00%) Maximo
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 6 (100.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 6 (100.00%) Task Automation
2 5 (83.33%) SLA
2 5 (83.33%) WebSphere
3 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements

IBM SmartCloud
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 5 (83.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Consultant
1 6 (100.00%) Maximo Consultant
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Change Management
1 6 (100.00%) Migration
1 6 (100.00%) Task Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (100.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 6 (100.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) IBM
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle