Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for IBM UrbanCode skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM UrbanCode over the 6 months to 20 October 2018 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 UrbanCode
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 783 830 843
Rank change year-on-year +47 +13 +51
Contract jobs citing IBM UrbanCode 102 51 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.100% 0.051% 0.054%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.48% 0.28% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 24 27
UK median daily rate £680 £563 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.89% +2.27% +48.65%
10th Percentile £449 £309 £381
90th Percentile £750 £725 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £700 £300 £415
% change year-on-year +133.33% -27.71% +12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

IBM UrbanCode is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 21,444 18,260 17,382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.95% 18.38% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,673 12,655 11,761
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 290 254
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +5.13%
10th Percentile £26.25 £30.23 £24.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £61.90 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.30%

IBM UrbanCode
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IBM UrbanCode in the UK

IBM UrbanCode
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM UrbanCode in the UK

IBM UrbanCode
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM UrbanCode over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM UrbanCode in the UK

IBM UrbanCode
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 UrbanCode within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. 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 +34 86 £700 +14.29% 27
London +8 63 £588 -4.08% 25
UK excluding London +12 39 £700 +133.33% 3
Scotland +3 31 £700 +133.33% 1
North of England -6 18 £700 -
North West - 18 £700 -
South West - 4 £513 - 1
South East - 1 £680 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IBM UrbanCode also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for IBM UrbanCode.

1 83 (81.37%) DevOps
2 77 (75.49%) Ansible
3 75 (73.53%) Puppet
4 74 (72.55%) Java
5 62 (60.78%) PaaS
6 61 (59.80%) Jenkins
6 61 (59.80%) Opscode Chef
7 57 (55.88%) Docker
8 56 (54.90%) Maven
9 55 (53.92%) Python
10 44 (43.14%) Cloud Foundry
10 44 (43.14%) Gradle
11 43 (42.16%) nginx
12 41 (40.20%) Groovy
12 41 (40.20%) Open Source
12 41 (40.20%) gulp
12 41 (40.20%) Virtual Machines
12 41 (40.20%) npm
13 40 (39.22%) Travis CI
13 40 (39.22%) CircleCI
14 39 (38.24%) Finance
15 38 (37.25%) Amazon AWS
16 37 (36.27%) Git (software)
17 36 (35.29%) Sonatype Nexus
17 36 (35.29%) Linux
18 35 (34.31%) Windows
19 34 (33.33%) Kubernetes
20 32 (31.37%) Banking
21 30 (29.41%) Unix
21 30 (29.41%) Shell Script

IBM UrbanCode
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 44 (43.14%) Cloud Foundry
2 43 (42.16%) nginx
3 22 (21.57%) IIS
4 16 (15.69%) Apache
5 10 (9.80%) WebSphere
6 6 (5.88%) Tomcat
7 5 (4.90%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (3.92%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.96%) Confluence
9 2 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.90%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (2.94%) Sentinel
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.98%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 62 (60.78%) PaaS
2 41 (40.20%) npm
3 38 (37.25%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (27.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (20.59%) IaaS
6 18 (17.65%) OpenShift
7 15 (14.71%) Datadog
8 14 (13.73%) SaaS
9 8 (7.84%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (6.86%) IBM Cloud
11 4 (3.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.69%) Firewall
2 5 (4.90%) HTTP
2 5 (4.90%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.92%) BIG-IP
3 4 (3.92%) Internet
3 4 (3.92%) Intranet
3 4 (3.92%) NetScaler
4 3 (2.94%) DNS
5 1 (0.98%) DSL
5 1 (0.98%) SAN
5 1 (0.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.90%) Big Data
2 4 (3.92%) Apache Hive
2 4 (3.92%) Data Lake
2 4 (3.92%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.92%) HBase
2 4 (3.92%) Sqoop
3 3 (2.94%) Aerospike
3 3 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (2.94%) Couchbase
3 3 (2.94%) Hazelcast
3 3 (2.94%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.94%) Redis
4 2 (1.96%) DataStage
4 2 (1.96%) DB2
4 2 (1.96%) MySQL
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 61 (59.80%) Jenkins
2 56 (54.90%) Maven
3 44 (43.14%) Gradle
4 41 (40.20%) gulp
5 40 (39.22%) CircleCI
5 40 (39.22%) Travis CI
6 37 (36.27%) Git (software)
7 36 (35.29%) Sonatype Nexus
8 29 (28.43%) Bitbucket
9 26 (25.49%) Artifactory
10 24 (23.53%) TeamCity
11 22 (21.57%) Cucumber
11 22 (21.57%) Selenium
12 15 (14.71%) Octopus Deploy
13 13 (12.75%) Zephyr
14 8 (7.84%) JUnit
15 7 (6.86%) Ant
15 7 (6.86%) SonarQube
16 4 (3.92%) CruiseControl
17 3 (2.94%) Introscope
General
1 39 (38.24%) Finance
2 32 (31.37%) Banking
3 4 (3.92%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.96%) Law
5 1 (0.98%) Advertising
5 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.98%) Retail
5 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 66 (64.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (9.80%) Cloud Engineer
3 9 (8.82%) Platform Engineer
4 8 (7.84%) Senior DevOps
4 8 (7.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 6 (5.88%) Architect
5 6 (5.88%) Developer
5 6 (5.88%) Python Engineer
6 5 (4.90%) DevOps Architect
6 5 (4.90%) Java Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (3.92%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Azure DevOps
7 4 (3.92%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Big Data Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Data Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.53%) .NET
2 10 (9.80%) Node.js
2 10 (9.80%) XML
3 9 (8.82%) HTML
3 9 (8.82%) Java EE
3 9 (8.82%) RESTful
4 8 (7.84%) CSS
5 7 (6.86%) Ajax
5 7 (6.86%) jQuery
5 7 (6.86%) LDAP
6 6 (5.88%) JSON
7 5 (4.90%) WebRTC
7 5 (4.90%) WebSockets
8 4 (3.92%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (3.92%) Kafka
8 4 (3.92%) Spring
9 3 (2.94%) IBM Integration Bus
9 3 (2.94%) Middleware
9 3 (2.94%) Spring Boot
9 3 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) DataPower
1 7 (6.86%) PKI
2 6 (5.88%) Public Cloud
2 6 (5.88%) Virtual Team
3 4 (3.92%) Algorithms
3 4 (3.92%) Data Structures
3 4 (3.92%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.94%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.96%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (35.29%) Linux
2 35 (34.31%) Windows
3 30 (29.41%) Unix
4 27 (26.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (24.51%) Windows Server
6 15 (14.71%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.94%) AIX
8 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (81.37%) DevOps
2 41 (40.20%) Open Source
3 28 (27.45%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (25.49%) Continuous Delivery
6 20 (19.61%) Change Control
7 19 (18.63%) Analytics
8 16 (15.69%) Waterfall
9 14 (13.73%) Kanban
10 13 (12.75%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 13 (12.75%) Mentoring
10 13 (12.75%) Test Automation
11 9 (8.82%) Performance Monitoring
12 8 (7.84%) Migration
13 7 (6.86%) Application Performance Monitoring
13 7 (6.86%) Web Development
14 6 (5.88%) Release Management
14 6 (5.88%) Scrum
14 6 (5.88%) TDD
15 5 (4.90%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 74 (72.55%) Java
2 55 (53.92%) Python
3 41 (40.20%) Groovy
4 30 (29.41%) Shell Script
5 17 (16.67%) Perl
6 14 (13.73%) SQL
7 12 (11.76%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.88%) PL/SQL
9 5 (4.90%) Ruby
10 4 (3.92%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.92%) C
11 3 (2.94%) C++
11 3 (2.94%) Go
12 2 (1.96%) Korn
12 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.98%) C#
13 1 (0.98%) ES6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) QA
1 2 (1.96%) SEPA
System Software
1 57 (55.88%) Docker
2 41 (40.20%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (4.90%) KVM
3 5 (4.90%) LXC
4 4 (3.92%) HDFS
5 3 (2.94%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.96%) iptables
6 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.98%) NFS
Systems Management
1 77 (75.49%) Ansible
2 75 (73.53%) Puppet
3 61 (59.80%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (33.33%) Kubernetes
5 21 (20.59%) Nagios
6 11 (10.78%) Terraform
7 7 (6.86%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (3.92%) Oozie
9 3 (2.94%) Consul
9 3 (2.94%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.96%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.96%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (1.96%) logstash
10 2 (1.96%) Mesos
10 2 (1.96%) Rancher
10 2 (1.96%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
11 1 (0.98%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.98%) Kibana
Vendors
1 27 (26.47%) Splunk
2 23 (22.55%) Microsoft
3 22 (21.57%) AppDynamics
4 19 (18.63%) IBM
5 16 (15.69%) Micro Focus
6 15 (14.71%) New Relic
7 12 (11.76%) Red Hat
8 10 (9.80%) Google
8 10 (9.80%) Oracle
9 4 (3.92%) Citrix
9 4 (3.92%) F5
10 3 (2.94%) CA
11 2 (1.96%) Dynatrace
11 2 (1.96%) HP
11 2 (1.96%) TOWER Software
11 2 (1.96%) VMware
12 1 (0.98%) Remedy