Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 853 869 862
Rank change year-on-year +16 -7 +15
Contract jobs citing IBM Sterling 25 25 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.024% 0.027%
As % of the Vendors category 0.057% 0.052% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 7
UK median daily rate £490 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.64% +8.75% -42.86%
10th Percentile £380 £263 £363
90th Percentile £575 £546 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +3.40% +1.25% -42.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43891 48012 49887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.69% 45.31% 43.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27261 29317 29425
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1471 1723 2124
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.14 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.25 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.69% +6.03%

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 6 months to 17 November 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 8 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 6 months to 17 November 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 +20 24 £490 +5.38% 1
London -7 13 £550 +16.40% 1
UK excluding London +33 10 £419 +3.40%
North of England +67 7 £438 -
North West +28 7 £438 -
East Midlands - 2 £400 -
Midlands - 2 £400 -
East of England -22 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 25 (100.00%) IBM
2 11 (44.00%) Middleware
3 10 (40.00%) B2B
3 10 (40.00%) Windows
4 8 (32.00%) Unix
4 8 (32.00%) SAP
4 8 (32.00%) Finance
4 8 (32.00%) WebSphere
4 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (28.00%) FTP
6 6 (24.00%) Mainframe
7 5 (20.00%) JCL
7 5 (20.00%) Banking
7 5 (20.00%) Retail
7 5 (20.00%) SOA
7 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (20.00%) zOS
7 5 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
7 5 (20.00%) Tandem
7 5 (20.00%) ISPF
7 5 (20.00%) iSeries
8 4 (16.00%) SaaS
8 4 (16.00%) PaaS
8 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (16.00%) DevOps
8 4 (16.00%) IaaS
8 4 (16.00%) Microservices
8 4 (16.00%) XML
8 4 (16.00%) Zachman Framework
8 4 (16.00%) TOGAF

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 8 (32.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (12.00%) JBoss
2 3 (12.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 1 (4.00%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) IaaS
1 4 (16.00%) PaaS
1 4 (16.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) FTP
2 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Endeca
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JMeter
1 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
2 5 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Architect
2 6 (24.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Consultant
2 6 (24.00%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (20.00%) Lead Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Developer
5 2 (8.00%) EDI Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Middleware Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Middleware Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Data Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Solutions Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) Middleware
2 5 (20.00%) ISPF
3 4 (16.00%) XML
4 3 (12.00%) EDI
5 2 (8.00%) EDIFACT
6 1 (4.00%) .NET
6 1 (4.00%) Dojo
6 1 (4.00%) J2EE
6 1 (4.00%) JSON
6 1 (4.00%) JSP
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (4.00%) Servlets
6 1 (4.00%) XSL
6 1 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (24.00%) Mainframe
3 5 (20.00%) iSeries
3 5 (20.00%) Tandem
4 2 (8.00%) TRADACOMS
5 1 (4.00%) FMCG
5 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Unix
3 5 (20.00%) zOS
4 2 (8.00%) AIX
4 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) B2B
2 5 (20.00%) SOA
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) DevOps
3 4 (16.00%) Microservices
3 4 (16.00%) TOGAF
3 4 (16.00%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (12.00%) Data Transformation
4 3 (12.00%) IT Strategy
4 3 (12.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Privileged Access Management
4 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.00%) Change Management
5 2 (8.00%) Data Mapping
5 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.00%) CRM
6 1 (4.00%) Data Security
6 1 (4.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) JCL
2 3 (12.00%) ActionScript
2 3 (12.00%) ActionScript 2.0
2 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) XPath
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.00%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) PowerBroker
1 3 (12.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.00%) Control-M
2 1 (4.00%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) IBM
2 8 (32.00%) SAP
3 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.00%) Axway
4 3 (12.00%) CyberArk
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle
5 2 (8.00%) ATG
5 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.00%) Ab Initio
6 1 (4.00%) HP
6 1 (4.00%) OpenText
6 1 (4.00%) webMethods