The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of IBM Sterling products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM Sterling over the 3 months to 25 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within IBM Sterling Order Management (formerly Yantra).

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Sterling
UK
Rank 545 620 599
Rank change year-on-year +75 -21  
Contract jobs citing IBM Sterling 48 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.045% 0.047%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.10% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 10 11
Median daily rate £473 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.54% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £293 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £578 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 -
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

IBM Sterling is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20016 23252 23937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.19% 43.70% 45.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12337 14081 13513
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 804 1001
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

IBM Sterling
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IBM Sterling in the UK

IBM Sterling
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM Sterling in the UK

IBM Sterling
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM Sterling over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM Sterling in the UK

IBM Sterling
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM Sterling.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM Sterling in the UK

IBM Sterling
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Sterling within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 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 +53 46 £480 +16.36% 4
London +53 30 £500 -16.66% 2
Gloucestershire - 9 £350 -
South West - 9 £350 -
Cheltenham - 9 £350 -
Yorkshire +16 5 £440 +49.15%
West Yorkshire +9 5 £440 +49.15%
City of London +7 4 £483 -
Uxbridge - 4 £513 -
Halifax - 4 £440 -
South East +18 1 - - 2
Leeds +7 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £440 -
Scotland - 1 £440 -

IBM Sterling
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM Sterling 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 Sterling.

1 59 (100.00%) IBM
2 29 (49.15%) Windows
3 26 (44.07%) B2B
4 23 (38.98%) Unix
5 19 (32.20%) FTP
5 19 (32.20%) zOS
5 19 (32.20%) JCL
5 19 (32.20%) ISPF
5 19 (32.20%) Time Sharing Option
6 18 (30.51%) Axway
6 18 (30.51%) iSeries
6 18 (30.51%) Middleware
6 18 (30.51%) Finance
6 18 (30.51%) Tandem
7 14 (23.73%) E-Commerce
7 14 (23.73%) Java
8 13 (22.03%) Mainframe
8 13 (22.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (20.34%) Retail
9 12 (20.34%) Service Delivery
10 11 (18.64%) Banking
11 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (10.17%) WebSphere
12 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
12 6 (10.17%) Oracle
13 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
13 5 (8.47%) Linux
13 5 (8.47%) SLA
13 5 (8.47%) Cryptography

IBM Sterling
Top Related 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 6 (10.17%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.78%) Gentran
2 4 (6.78%) JBoss
2 4 (6.78%) Mule ESB
3 3 (5.08%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 19 (32.20%) FTP
2 3 (5.08%) Internet
3 2 (3.39%) SSL
4 1 (1.69%) Firewall
4 1 (1.69%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) DataStage
2 2 (3.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) JIRA
2 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (30.51%) Finance
2 12 (20.34%) Retail
3 11 (18.64%) Banking
4 2 (3.39%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Developer
2 10 (16.95%) Analyst
3 9 (15.25%) Consultant
4 6 (10.17%) Designer
4 6 (10.17%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Solutions Designer
5 5 (8.47%) E-Commerce Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Engineering Specialist
6 4 (6.78%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Implementation Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Technical Leader
7 3 (5.08%) Tester
7 3 (5.08%) z/OS Developer
8 2 (3.39%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) E-Commerce Tester
8 2 (3.39%) Unix Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Web Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Web Test Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (32.20%) ISPF
2 18 (30.51%) Middleware
3 4 (6.78%) EDI
4 1 (1.69%) CSS
4 1 (1.69%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.69%) HTML
4 1 (1.69%) J2EE
4 1 (1.69%) Java EE
4 1 (1.69%) JSON
4 1 (1.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.51%) iSeries
1 18 (30.51%) Tandem
2 13 (22.03%) Mainframe
3 8 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.78%) DataPower
5 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 29 (49.15%) Windows
2 23 (38.98%) Unix
3 19 (32.20%) zOS
4 5 (8.47%) Linux
5 3 (5.08%) Android
5 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.07%) B2B
2 14 (23.73%) E-Commerce
3 13 (22.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (20.34%) Service Delivery
5 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.47%) Cryptography
6 5 (8.47%) Data Security
6 5 (8.47%) Kanban
6 5 (8.47%) Multichannel Retail
6 5 (8.47%) Scrum
6 5 (8.47%) Service Management
7 4 (6.78%) Analytics
7 4 (6.78%) BDD
7 4 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (6.78%) Data Integration
7 4 (6.78%) Data Transformation
7 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (6.78%) Pair Programming
7 4 (6.78%) TDD
8 3 (5.08%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.20%) JCL
2 14 (23.73%) Java
3 5 (8.47%) Scala
4 4 (6.78%) SQL
5 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.69%) Korn
5 1 (1.69%) Perl
5 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) SLA
2 2 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 19 (32.20%) Time Sharing Option
2 5 (8.47%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Control-M
Vendors
1 59 (100.00%) IBM
2 18 (30.51%) Axway
3 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.17%) Oracle
4 4 (6.78%) Apigee
5 1 (1.69%) BMC
5 1 (1.69%) Remedy
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