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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 645 621
Contract jobs citing IBM SmartCloud 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.006% 0.007%
As % of the Cloud Services category - 0.070% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £438 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +34.61%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £438 £325
% change year-on-year - +34.61%  
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 5722 4296 2694
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.65% 7.98% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4004 2983 1718
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 77 101
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.94 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £47.47 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.05% -13.35%  

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 3 (100.00%) SLA
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
1 3 (100.00%) Netcool
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Maximo
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 2 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere

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 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Consultant
1 3 (100.00%) Maximo Consultant
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Change Management
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Netcool
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle