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 28 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.

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).

IBM Sterling
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 631 631
Rank change year-on-year +43 0  
Contract jobs citing IBM Sterling 22 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.037% 0.025%
As % of the Vendors category 0.11% 0.083% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 8
Median daily rate £465 £369 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.10% -7.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £285 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £522 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £442 £400
% change year-on-year -3.84% +10.50%  
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 20653 24174 24550
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.84% 44.89% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 20864 27197 25363
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1317 1630 1930
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.31% +7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.75 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.07
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.21%  

IBM Sterling
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IBM Sterling as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 28 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Sterling.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM Sterling in the UK

IBM Sterling
Top 6 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 28 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 +43 21 £465 +56.30% 1
UK excluding London +40 11 £425 -3.84%
London +10 8 £494 +65.96% 1
East of England - 5 £430 -
North of England +59 4 - -
Midlands - 2 £400 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 71 (100.00%) IBM
2 35 (49.30%) Windows
3 33 (46.48%) B2B
4 28 (39.44%) Unix
5 23 (32.39%) FTP
5 23 (32.39%) Middleware
6 22 (30.99%) JCL
6 22 (30.99%) ISPF
6 22 (30.99%) Time Sharing Option
7 21 (29.58%) iSeries
7 21 (29.58%) Tandem
7 21 (29.58%) zOS
8 20 (28.17%) Axway
9 17 (23.94%) Retail
9 17 (23.94%) E-Commerce
9 17 (23.94%) Finance
10 15 (21.13%) Mainframe
11 13 (18.31%) Service Delivery
11 13 (18.31%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (16.90%) Banking
12 12 (16.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (16.90%) Java
13 9 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (11.27%) Kanban
14 8 (11.27%) Scala
14 8 (11.27%) Scrum
14 8 (11.27%) Oracle
14 8 (11.27%) EDI
15 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Excel
15 7 (9.86%) Microsoft

IBM Sterling
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 6 (8.45%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.04%) Gentran
3 4 (5.63%) JBoss
3 4 (5.63%) Mule ESB
4 3 (4.23%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.41%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) ServiceMax
Communications & Networking
1 23 (32.39%) FTP
2 3 (4.23%) Internet
3 1 (1.41%) Firewall
3 1 (1.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) DataStage
2 2 (2.82%) DB2
3 1 (1.41%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) JIRA
2 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (23.94%) Finance
1 17 (23.94%) Retail
2 12 (16.90%) Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Billing
4 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (22.54%) Developer
2 13 (18.31%) Analyst
3 10 (14.08%) Consultant
4 6 (8.45%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) E-Commerce Developer
5 5 (7.04%) Engineering Specialist
6 4 (5.63%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Tester
7 3 (4.23%) Designer
7 3 (4.23%) EDI Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Solutions Designer
7 3 (4.23%) Technical Leader
7 3 (4.23%) z/OS Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (2.82%) E-Commerce Project Manager
8 2 (2.82%) Implementation Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Services Delivery Manager
8 2 (2.82%) Web Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (32.39%) Middleware
2 22 (30.99%) ISPF
3 8 (11.27%) EDI
4 4 (5.63%) EDIFACT
5 2 (2.82%) XML
6 1 (1.41%) IDoc
6 1 (1.41%) Java EE
6 1 (1.41%) JSON
6 1 (1.41%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (29.58%) iSeries
1 21 (29.58%) Tandem
2 15 (21.13%) Mainframe
3 13 (18.31%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.63%) DataPower
5 3 (4.23%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 35 (49.30%) Windows
2 28 (39.44%) Unix
3 21 (29.58%) zOS
4 5 (7.04%) Linux
5 3 (4.23%) Android
5 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (46.48%) B2B
2 17 (23.94%) E-Commerce
3 13 (18.31%) Service Delivery
4 12 (16.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (11.27%) Kanban
6 8 (11.27%) Scrum
7 7 (9.86%) BDD
7 7 (9.86%) Pair Programming
7 7 (9.86%) TDD
8 6 (8.45%) Service Management
9 5 (7.04%) Cryptography
9 5 (7.04%) Data Security
9 5 (7.04%) Multichannel Retail
10 4 (5.63%) Analytics
10 4 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (5.63%) Data Integration
10 4 (5.63%) Data Transformation
10 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (5.63%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.99%) JCL
2 12 (16.90%) Java
3 8 (11.27%) Scala
4 4 (5.63%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.23%) SQL
6 2 (2.82%) ActionScript
6 2 (2.82%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) QA
3 1 (1.41%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (30.99%) Time Sharing Option
2 5 (7.04%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Control-M
Vendors
1 71 (100.00%) IBM
2 20 (28.17%) Axway
3 8 (11.27%) Oracle
4 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.04%) SAP
6 4 (5.63%) Apigee
7 1 (1.41%) Apple
7 1 (1.41%) Borland
7 1 (1.41%) OpenText
7 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com