Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 812 807 825
Rank change year-on-year -5 +18 +63
Contract jobs citing IBM UrbanCode 89 44 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.046% 0.082%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.43% 0.26% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 25 41
UK median daily rate £650 £650 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +55.88% -11.18%
10th Percentile £422 £475 £360
90th Percentile £806 £813 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £675 £375 £411
% change year-on-year +80.00% -8.81% -9.57%
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 20,858 16,766 16,738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.02% 17.60% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,339 11,440 11,393
UK median daily rate £470 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.43% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £295
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 329 293
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £26.45 £28.75 £26.30
90th Percentile £60.19 £57.75 £52.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM UrbanCode in the UK

IBM UrbanCode
Top 9 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 July 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 +5 71 £650 -3.70% 15
London -32 57 £600 -11.11% 15
UK excluding London -6 32 £675 +80.00% 2
Scotland -26 21 £663 +76.67% 2
North of England - 10 £700 -
North West - 6 £700 -
Yorkshire - 4 £488 -
South West - 3 £688 -
South East - 1 £680 -

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 77 (86.52%) DevOps
2 68 (76.40%) Jenkins
3 66 (74.16%) Ansible
4 63 (70.79%) Java
5 50 (56.18%) Python
6 48 (53.93%) Puppet
7 47 (52.81%) PaaS
7 47 (52.81%) Docker
8 43 (48.31%) Groovy
9 42 (47.19%) Amazon AWS
9 42 (47.19%) Opscode Chef
10 37 (41.57%) Cloud Foundry
11 35 (39.33%) Banking
12 33 (37.08%) Maven
12 33 (37.08%) Kubernetes
13 32 (35.96%) Gradle
13 32 (35.96%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
14 30 (33.71%) nginx
14 30 (33.71%) Sonatype Nexus
15 28 (31.46%) Virtual Machines
15 28 (31.46%) gulp
15 28 (31.46%) npm
15 28 (31.46%) Open Source
16 27 (30.34%) CircleCI
16 27 (30.34%) Travis CI
17 26 (29.21%) Git (software)
18 24 (26.97%) Finance
18 24 (26.97%) JavaScript
19 22 (24.72%) Microsoft Azure

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 37 (41.57%) Cloud Foundry
2 30 (33.71%) nginx
3 14 (15.73%) WebSphere
4 11 (12.36%) IIS
5 8 (8.99%) Apache
5 8 (8.99%) Tomcat
6 7 (7.87%) Apache Spark
7 4 (4.49%) Confluence
8 2 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.12%) JBoss
9 1 (1.12%) Jetty
9 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (2.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (10.11%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 47 (52.81%) PaaS
2 42 (47.19%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (31.46%) npm
4 22 (24.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (17.98%) IBM Cloud
6 10 (11.24%) IaaS
7 8 (8.99%) GitHub
8 6 (6.74%) Datadog
8 6 (6.74%) OpenShift
9 4 (4.49%) SaaS
10 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (1.12%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) Firewall
2 6 (6.74%) DNS
3 5 (5.62%) DSL
4 1 (1.12%) HTTP
4 1 (1.12%) Internet
4 1 (1.12%) SAN
4 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.98%) NoSQL
2 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.37%) MySQL
4 2 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.25%) DataStage
5 1 (1.12%) Big Data
5 1 (1.12%) DB2
5 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 68 (76.40%) Jenkins
2 33 (37.08%) Maven
3 32 (35.96%) Gradle
4 30 (33.71%) Sonatype Nexus
5 28 (31.46%) gulp
6 27 (30.34%) CircleCI
6 27 (30.34%) Travis CI
7 26 (29.21%) Git (software)
8 15 (16.85%) Bitbucket
9 14 (15.73%) Selenium
9 14 (15.73%) SonarQube
9 14 (15.73%) TeamCity
10 13 (14.61%) Artifactory
11 12 (13.48%) Gerrit
12 11 (12.36%) Cucumber
13 7 (7.87%) JUnit
14 6 (6.74%) Octopus Deploy
15 5 (5.62%) GitLab
16 4 (4.49%) Zephyr
17 3 (3.37%) JIRA
General
1 35 (39.33%) Banking
2 24 (26.97%) Finance
3 2 (2.25%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.12%) Advertising
4 1 (1.12%) International Banking
4 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (60.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (11.24%) Developer
3 9 (10.11%) Python Engineer
4 8 (8.99%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) Full Stack Developer
5 6 (6.74%) Platform Engineer
6 5 (5.62%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.49%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (4.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) Java Engineer
9 2 (2.25%) Architect
9 2 (2.25%) Software Developer
10 1 (1.12%) J2EE Architect
10 1 (1.12%) Lead Software Engineer
10 1 (1.12%) Software Engineer
10 1 (1.12%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 1 (1.12%) Unix Specialist
10 1 (1.12%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (24.72%) Node.js
2 17 (19.10%) Web Services
3 13 (14.61%) .NET
3 13 (14.61%) XML
4 11 (12.36%) React
4 11 (12.36%) REST
5 10 (11.24%) JSON
6 9 (10.11%) J2EE
6 9 (10.11%) RESTful
7 8 (8.99%) Kafka
8 7 (7.87%) AngularJS
8 7 (7.87%) Redux
9 4 (4.49%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (3.37%) HTML
10 3 (3.37%) IBM Integration Bus
10 3 (3.37%) jQuery
10 3 (3.37%) Middleware
10 3 (3.37%) YAML
11 2 (2.25%) Ajax
11 2 (2.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Virtual Team
2 8 (8.99%) iPad
3 5 (5.62%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.37%) DataPower
5 2 (2.25%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.12%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (23.60%) Linux
2 18 (20.22%) Unix
3 17 (19.10%) Windows
4 13 (14.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (12.36%) Windows Server
6 6 (6.74%) Ubuntu
7 3 (3.37%) AIX
8 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (86.52%) DevOps
2 32 (35.96%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (31.46%) Open Source
5 19 (21.35%) Mentoring
6 13 (14.61%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (14.61%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 12 (13.48%) Software Engineering
7 12 (13.48%) Test Automation
8 11 (12.36%) SDLC
9 10 (11.24%) Change Control
9 10 (11.24%) Change Management
9 10 (11.24%) Deployment Automation
9 10 (11.24%) Kanban
9 10 (11.24%) Waterfall
10 9 (10.11%) Coaching
11 8 (8.99%) E-Commerce
12 7 (7.87%) OWASP
13 6 (6.74%) Analytics
13 6 (6.74%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (70.79%) Java
2 50 (56.18%) Python
3 43 (48.31%) Groovy
4 24 (26.97%) JavaScript
5 19 (21.35%) Ruby
6 17 (19.10%) Bash Shell
7 16 (17.98%) Shell Script
8 14 (15.73%) Perl
9 13 (14.61%) C++
9 13 (14.61%) SQL
10 12 (13.48%) C#
11 5 (5.62%) C
12 3 (3.37%) PL/SQL
13 2 (2.25%) Korn
14 1 (1.12%) ES6
14 1 (1.12%) PHP
14 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
14 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
14 1 (1.12%) VB
14 1 (1.12%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) SEPA
2 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 47 (52.81%) Docker
2 28 (31.46%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.25%) iptables
3 2 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.12%) KVM
4 1 (1.12%) LXC
4 1 (1.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 66 (74.16%) Ansible
2 48 (53.93%) Puppet
3 42 (47.19%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (37.08%) Kubernetes
5 9 (10.11%) Nagios
6 5 (5.62%) Mesos
7 4 (4.49%) Rancher
8 3 (3.37%) Terraform
8 3 (3.37%) ZABBIX
9 2 (2.25%) HAProxy
9 2 (2.25%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (2.25%) logstash
9 2 (2.25%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 18 (20.22%) IBM
2 12 (13.48%) Microsoft
3 10 (11.24%) AppDynamics
4 7 (7.87%) Micro Focus
4 7 (7.87%) Red Hat
4 7 (7.87%) Splunk
5 6 (6.74%) New Relic
6 5 (5.62%) Oracle
7 3 (3.37%) CA
8 2 (2.25%) VMware
9 1 (1.12%) Google
9 1 (1.12%) HP
9 1 (1.12%) Microgen
9 1 (1.12%) TOWER Software