Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 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 UrbanCode
UK
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 810 803 889
Rank change year-on-year -7 +86 -27
Contract jobs citing IBM UrbanCode 66 72 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.071% 0.012%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.34% 0.43% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 4
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +31.74% -20.48%
10th Percentile £320 £364 £344
90th Percentile £675 £663 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £370
% change year-on-year +8.33% +21.62% -43.08%
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 19147 16915 16445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.66% 16.61% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13366 11310 10957
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £303 £280
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 249 370
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £29.00 £22.00 £22.90
90th Percentile £63.00 £54.00 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.10% +2.50% +8.11%

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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 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 -29 58 £550 -
London -11 46 £550 -4.35%
UK excluding London -4 18 £488 +8.33%
North of England +32 9 £494 +9.72%
Yorkshire +3 7 £463 +2.78%
Scotland -5 6 £300 -50.00%
South West +10 3 £625 +66.67%
North West - 2 £588 -

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM UrbanCode 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 UrbanCode.

1 47 (71.21%) DevOps
2 45 (68.18%) Java
3 41 (62.12%) Ansible
4 38 (57.58%) Jenkins
5 32 (48.48%) PaaS
6 31 (46.97%) Python
7 29 (43.94%) Opscode Chef
8 28 (42.42%) Maven
9 27 (40.91%) Cloud Foundry
10 25 (37.88%) Puppet
11 24 (36.36%) Groovy
12 23 (34.85%) Amazon AWS
13 20 (30.30%) JavaScript
14 19 (28.79%) Banking
14 19 (28.79%) Open Source
15 17 (25.76%) npm
15 17 (25.76%) Selenium
16 16 (24.24%) Node.js
17 15 (22.73%) Bash Shell
17 15 (22.73%) Gradle
17 15 (22.73%) Docker
17 15 (22.73%) Mentoring
17 15 (22.73%) gulp
17 15 (22.73%) Travis CI
17 15 (22.73%) Virtual Machines
17 15 (22.73%) CircleCI
17 15 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (22.73%) nginx
17 15 (22.73%) Git (software)
18 14 (21.21%) Retail Banking

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 27 (40.91%) Cloud Foundry
2 15 (22.73%) nginx
3 11 (16.67%) Apache
4 10 (15.15%) Confluence
5 8 (12.12%) WebSphere
6 7 (10.61%) IIS
7 4 (6.06%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
8 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.52%) FileNet
9 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 32 (48.48%) PaaS
2 23 (34.85%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (25.76%) npm
4 11 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (15.15%) IaaS
6 3 (4.55%) Bluemix
6 3 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (4.55%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (1.52%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (1.52%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.61%) Firewall
1 7 (10.61%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.52%) HTTP
2 1 (1.52%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) Big Data
2 6 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (7.58%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.03%) DB2
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (57.58%) Jenkins
2 28 (42.42%) Maven
3 17 (25.76%) Selenium
4 15 (22.73%) CircleCI
4 15 (22.73%) Git (software)
4 15 (22.73%) Gradle
4 15 (22.73%) gulp
4 15 (22.73%) Travis CI
5 14 (21.21%) Gerrit
6 12 (18.18%) SonarQube
6 12 (18.18%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (13.64%) JIRA
8 8 (12.12%) Cucumber
9 5 (7.58%) JUnit
10 3 (4.55%) JBehave
10 3 (4.55%) MSBuild
10 3 (4.55%) Subversion
10 3 (4.55%) TeamCity
11 2 (3.03%) Bitbucket
11 2 (3.03%) Mockito
General
1 19 (28.79%) Banking
2 14 (21.21%) Retail Banking
3 9 (13.64%) Finance
4 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (51.52%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (13.64%) AWS Engineer
3 8 (12.12%) AWS DevOps
4 7 (10.61%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Applications Support
5 6 (9.09%) Java Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Senior DevOps
5 6 (9.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Java Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Build and Release Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Build Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) DevOps Specialist
7 3 (4.55%) Release Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) ETL Specialist
8 2 (3.03%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (24.24%) Node.js
2 12 (18.18%) RESTful
3 10 (15.15%) XML
4 9 (13.64%) .NET
4 9 (13.64%) HTML
4 9 (13.64%) jQuery
5 8 (12.12%) React
6 7 (10.61%) Ajax
6 7 (10.61%) HTML5
6 7 (10.61%) Java EE
7 6 (9.09%) J2EE
7 6 (9.09%) Kafka
7 6 (9.09%) Web Services
8 4 (6.06%) JSON
9 3 (4.55%) CSS
9 3 (4.55%) REST
9 3 (4.55%) SOAP
10 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
10 2 (3.03%) Redux
10 2 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) iPad
2 5 (7.58%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (6.06%) Mainframe
3 4 (6.06%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) DataPower
4 2 (3.03%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.03%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.67%) Linux
2 10 (15.15%) Unix
2 10 (15.15%) Windows
3 7 (10.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (10.61%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.03%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (71.21%) DevOps
2 19 (28.79%) Open Source
3 15 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (22.73%) Mentoring
4 11 (16.67%) Release Management
5 10 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (13.64%) TDD
6 9 (13.64%) Test Automation
7 8 (12.12%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (12.12%) ITIL
8 7 (10.61%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 7 (10.61%) BDD
8 7 (10.61%) Change Control
8 7 (10.61%) Change Management
8 7 (10.61%) E-Commerce
8 7 (10.61%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (9.09%) Microservices
10 5 (7.58%) Configuration Management
11 4 (6.06%) Problem Management
12 3 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 45 (68.18%) Java
2 31 (46.97%) Python
3 24 (36.36%) Groovy
4 20 (30.30%) JavaScript
5 15 (22.73%) Bash Shell
6 14 (21.21%) Ruby
7 11 (16.67%) Perl
8 9 (13.64%) C#
8 9 (13.64%) Shell Script
9 7 (10.61%) C++
9 7 (10.61%) SQL
10 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
10 2 (3.03%) VB
10 2 (3.03%) VB6
11 1 (1.52%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) GCP
System Software
1 15 (22.73%) Docker
1 15 (22.73%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 41 (62.12%) Ansible
2 29 (43.94%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (37.88%) Puppet
4 9 (13.64%) Kubernetes
5 4 (6.06%) Terraform
6 1 (1.52%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 14 (21.21%) Splunk
2 13 (19.70%) AppDynamics
2 13 (19.70%) IBM
3 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.61%) Red Hat
4 4 (6.06%) Serena
5 3 (4.55%) New Relic
6 2 (3.03%) HP
6 2 (3.03%) Microgen
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle
7 1 (1.52%) CA
7 1 (1.52%) Perfecto Mobile
7 1 (1.52%) WSO2