Period
to 22 October 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM over the 6 months to 22 October 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 the International Business Machines Corporation.

IBM
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 107 91
Rank change year-on-year -28 -16 -2
Contract jobs citing IBM 1915 2335 2661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.93% 2.22% 2.33%
As % of the Vendors category 4.49% 4.92% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1170 1324 1451
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £308 £291 £300
90th Percentile £613 £610 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £407 £420
% change year-on-year +3.19% -3.10% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 37 71
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.56% +14.50% +12.29%
10th Percentile £13.31 £16.40 £14.25
90th Percentile £50.22 £43.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year -30.56% +14.50% -0.27%

IBM 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 42619 47490 49529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.90% 45.05% 43.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 26346 29028 29162
UK median daily rate £430 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.49% +3.88% -
10th Percentile £243 £239 £225
90th Percentile £620 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1387 1693 2157
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +4.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.35
90th Percentile £45.17 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.84 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.03% -2.94% +3.03%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IBM in the UK

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in the UK

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in the UK

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in the UK

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IBM in the UK

IBM
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the UK over the 6 months to 22 October 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 -23 1749 £450 +5.88% 107
UK excluding London -21 1142 £420 +3.19% 68
London -22 732 £500 +6.67% 45
South East -6 379 £425 - 11
North of England +3 263 £400 - 19
Midlands -12 137 £401 -2.91% 14
North West -15 124 £425 +0.59% 7
South West +21 113 £460 +11.52% 4
Scotland -24 113 £431 +7.81% 2
West Midlands -10 109 £400 -5.88% 12
East of England -45 102 £420 -1.18% 14
Yorkshire +12 77 £425 -5.03% 11
North East +32 62 £340 +13.42% 1
Wales +22 28 £375 -28.57% 3
East Midlands -16 22 £500 +35.14% 2
Channel Islands - 6 - -

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM 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.

1 489 (25.54%) Java
2 467 (24.39%) Finance
3 448 (23.39%) Oracle
4 425 (22.19%) Linux
5 398 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
6 357 (18.64%) WebSphere
7 328 (17.13%) SQL
8 323 (16.87%) Unix
9 279 (14.57%) Banking
10 236 (12.32%) Windows
11 230 (12.01%) Microsoft
12 207 (10.81%) Migration
13 198 (10.34%) HP
14 195 (10.18%) AIX
15 184 (9.61%) JavaScript
15 184 (9.61%) Security Cleared
16 181 (9.45%) Jenkins
16 181 (9.45%) DevOps
17 174 (9.09%) XML
18 166 (8.67%) Web Services
19 161 (8.41%) ITIL
19 161 (8.41%) DB2
20 156 (8.15%) Middleware
21 152 (7.94%) Retail
22 150 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
23 144 (7.52%) Scrum
23 144 (7.52%) VMware
24 142 (7.42%) SAN
25 141 (7.36%) SC Cleared
26 138 (7.21%) Data Modelling

IBM
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
1 357 (18.64%) WebSphere
2 89 (4.65%) JBoss
3 80 (4.18%) Tomcat
4 78 (4.07%) WebSphere Application Server
5 68 (3.55%) Apache
6 67 (3.50%) Apache Spark
7 66 (3.45%) WebLogic
8 54 (2.82%) SAS
9 51 (2.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 50 (2.61%) MQSeries
11 41 (2.14%) IIS
12 38 (1.98%) Confluence
13 34 (1.78%) SharePoint
14 33 (1.72%) CICS
15 31 (1.62%) CMS
15 31 (1.62%) MS Exchange
16 30 (1.57%) Liferay
17 25 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
18 24 (1.25%) OpenStack
19 23 (1.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 64 (3.34%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (2.51%) MS Visio
4 35 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.52%) Simulink
5 10 (0.52%) SPSS
6 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.10%) ImageReady
10 1 (0.052%) HipChat
10 1 (0.052%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 58 (3.03%) Maximo
2 31 (1.62%) Unica
3 27 (1.41%) Cognos TM1
4 19 (0.99%) Magento
5 15 (0.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 14 (0.73%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 14 (0.73%) Oracle Utilities
7 10 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
8 9 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
8 9 (0.47%) SAP GRC
9 8 (0.42%) Cognos Controller
9 8 (0.42%) Pega PRPC
9 8 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
9 8 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (0.42%) Temenos T24
10 6 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
10 6 (0.31%) Cognos Planning
11 5 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
11 5 (0.26%) ResourceLink
11 5 (0.26%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 114 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (3.39%) IBM Cloud
3 54 (2.82%) Bluemix
4 46 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 42 (2.19%) GitHub
6 34 (1.78%) PaaS
7 30 (1.57%) Office 365
8 28 (1.46%) OpenShift
9 23 (1.20%) IaaS
9 23 (1.20%) IBM Blueworks
10 14 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (0.63%) SaaS
12 8 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
12 8 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.42%) npm
13 6 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.31%) Serverless
14 5 (0.26%) OpenDNS
14 5 (0.26%) SoftLayer
15 4 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 142 (7.42%) SAN
2 138 (7.21%) Firewall
3 73 (3.81%) LDAP
4 60 (3.13%) Internet
5 55 (2.87%) SSL
6 48 (2.51%) DNS
7 40 (2.09%) TCP/IP
8 37 (1.93%) Fibre Channel
8 37 (1.93%) WAN
9 36 (1.88%) HTTP
10 32 (1.67%) NAS
11 30 (1.57%) DHCP
12 27 (1.41%) LAN
13 25 (1.31%) VPN
14 24 (1.25%) Network Security
15 23 (1.20%) FTP
16 21 (1.10%) SSH
17 20 (1.04%) Kerberos
18 16 (0.84%) BIG-IP
19 15 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (8.41%) DB2
2 134 (7.00%) SQL Server
3 107 (5.59%) Oracle Database
4 104 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
5 102 (5.33%) Hadoop
6 98 (5.12%) Big Data
7 84 (4.39%) IBM InfoSphere
8 75 (3.92%) MongoDB
9 68 (3.55%) DataStage
10 62 (3.24%) Relational Database
11 56 (2.92%) Apache Hive
12 55 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
13 51 (2.66%) Sqoop
14 46 (2.40%) NoSQL
15 38 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 34 (1.78%) Redis
17 33 (1.72%) RDBMS
18 28 (1.46%) MySQL
18 28 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
19 24 (1.25%) HBase
Development Applications
1 181 (9.45%) Jenkins
2 131 (6.84%) Git (software)
3 108 (5.64%) JIRA
4 67 (3.50%) Maven
5 49 (2.56%) Cucumber
6 48 (2.51%) Subversion
7 45 (2.35%) Rational DOORS
8 39 (2.04%) Selenium
9 31 (1.62%) JUnit
9 31 (1.62%) SoapUI
10 30 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
11 29 (1.51%) Eclipse
12 25 (1.31%) Gradle
13 24 (1.25%) AppScan
13 24 (1.25%) GitLab
13 24 (1.25%) TeamCity
14 21 (1.10%) Ant
15 19 (0.99%) Talend Open Studio
16 18 (0.94%) Mockito
17 17 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 467 (24.39%) Finance
2 279 (14.57%) Banking
3 152 (7.94%) Retail
4 78 (4.07%) Telecoms
5 51 (2.66%) Marketing
6 45 (2.35%) Investment Banking
7 35 (1.83%) Manufacturing
8 32 (1.67%) Games
9 22 (1.15%) Retail Banking
10 19 (0.99%) Law
11 17 (0.89%) Electronics
12 16 (0.84%) Front Office
12 16 (0.84%) Legal
13 14 (0.73%) Publishing
14 13 (0.68%) Back Office
14 13 (0.68%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.63%) Advertising
16 11 (0.57%) Aerospace
16 11 (0.57%) Billing
16 11 (0.57%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 450 (23.50%) Developer
2 245 (12.79%) Architect
3 199 (10.39%) Consultant
4 197 (10.29%) Analyst
5 128 (6.68%) Java Developer
6 76 (3.97%) Data Architect
7 71 (3.71%) Administrator
8 59 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
9 52 (2.72%) DevOps Engineer
10 47 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
11 44 (2.30%) Project Manager
12 42 (2.19%) Business Analyst
13 40 (2.09%) Data Analyst
14 39 (2.04%) Unix Engineer
15 37 (1.93%) Senior Developer
16 35 (1.83%) Tester
17 34 (1.78%) WebSphere Developer
18 32 (1.67%) Integration Developer
19 31 (1.62%) Infrastructure Architect
20 30 (1.57%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (9.09%) XML
2 166 (8.67%) Web Services
3 156 (8.15%) Middleware
4 133 (6.95%) REST
4 133 (6.95%) SOAP
5 124 (6.48%) IBM Integration Bus
6 122 (6.37%) Spring
7 120 (6.27%) HTML
8 112 (5.85%) J2EE
9 110 (5.74%) RESTful
10 108 (5.64%) WebSphere MQ
11 98 (5.12%) Kafka
12 87 (4.54%) XSLT
13 77 (4.02%) .NET
14 73 (3.81%) Node.js
15 63 (3.29%) AngularJS
16 61 (3.19%) JSON
17 58 (3.03%) CSS
17 58 (3.03%) JMS
18 52 (2.72%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 150 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (6.21%) Data Centre
3 111 (5.80%) Mainframe
4 97 (5.07%) DataPower
5 60 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 47 (2.45%) IBM Mainframe
7 45 (2.35%) Replication
8 33 (1.72%) Clustering
8 33 (1.72%) PKI
9 32 (1.67%) Private Cloud
10 31 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
11 29 (1.51%) Data Structures
12 28 (1.46%) Computer Science
13 23 (1.20%) SWIFT
14 22 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
15 21 (1.10%) Client/Server
15 21 (1.10%) iSeries
16 20 (1.04%) Mobile App
17 19 (0.99%) N-Tier
18 17 (0.89%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 425 (22.19%) Linux
2 323 (16.87%) Unix
3 236 (12.32%) Windows
4 195 (10.18%) AIX
5 137 (7.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 115 (6.01%) Solaris
7 84 (4.39%) Windows Server
8 44 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 43 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 37 (1.93%) zOS
11 22 (1.15%) CentOS
12 18 (0.94%) SUSE
13 16 (0.84%) HPUX
14 15 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (0.68%) Windows 7
16 12 (0.63%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.42%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.42%) MVS
17 8 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 8 (0.42%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (10.81%) Migration
3 181 (9.45%) DevOps
4 161 (8.41%) ITIL
5 144 (7.52%) Scrum
6 138 (7.21%) Data Modelling
7 116 (6.06%) Open Source
7 116 (6.06%) SOA
8 111 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
9 109 (5.69%) ETL
10 107 (5.59%) Microservices
11 105 (5.48%) Analytics
11 105 (5.48%) Project Management
12 98 (5.12%) TDD
13 97 (5.07%) E-Commerce
14 89 (4.65%) Test Automation
15 88 (4.60%) Continuous Integration
16 80 (4.18%) Stakeholder Management
17 79 (4.13%) Data Analysis
18 75 (3.92%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 489 (25.54%) Java
2 328 (17.13%) SQL
3 184 (9.61%) JavaScript
4 135 (7.05%) Python
5 118 (6.16%) Shell Script
6 102 (5.33%) Perl
7 58 (3.03%) PowerShell
8 49 (2.56%) C++
8 49 (2.56%) JCL
9 43 (2.25%) PL/SQL
10 38 (1.98%) Ruby
11 32 (1.67%) Bash Shell
12 31 (1.62%) C#
13 27 (1.41%) Korn
14 24 (1.25%) REXX
15 22 (1.15%) XPath
16 21 (1.10%) MATLAB
17 19 (0.99%) Assembly Language
17 19 (0.99%) VB
18 18 (0.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 184 (9.61%) Security Cleared
2 141 (7.36%) SC Cleared
3 77 (4.02%) Degree
4 30 (1.57%) ISTQB
5 25 (1.31%) ISEB
6 17 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 16 (0.84%) CISSP
8 15 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.42%) MCSA
12 8 (0.42%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 8 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (0.31%) CCIE
13 6 (0.31%) Check Point Certification
13 6 (0.31%) CISM
13 6 (0.31%) PMP
14 5 (0.26%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.03%) Data Quality
2 52 (2.72%) QA
3 29 (1.51%) SLA
4 17 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
5 16 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.78%) HL7
7 14 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.63%) GDPR
9 8 (0.42%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.26%) RosettaNet
11 4 (0.21%) MiFID
12 3 (0.16%) COBIT
12 3 (0.16%) GCP
12 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.16%) PMO
13 2 (0.10%) FedRAMP
14 1 (0.052%) GxP
14 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.052%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 98 (5.12%) Active Directory
2 91 (4.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (4.39%) Docker
4 54 (2.82%) HDFS
5 53 (2.77%) Apache Flume
6 39 (2.04%) Time Sharing Option
7 35 (1.83%) Hyper-V
8 33 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
9 29 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
10 21 (1.10%) RACF
11 17 (0.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 16 (0.84%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 16 (0.84%) vSphere
13 15 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
13 15 (0.78%) Terminal Services
13 15 (0.78%) XenApp
14 10 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
14 10 (0.52%) XenDesktop
15 8 (0.42%) Firmware
16 7 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 113 (5.90%) Puppet
2 82 (4.28%) Tivoli
3 61 (3.19%) Ansible
4 55 (2.87%) Hadoop YARN
5 53 (2.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 47 (2.45%) Ambari
7 45 (2.35%) NetBackup
8 43 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
9 34 (1.78%) Oozie
9 34 (1.78%) SCCM
10 30 (1.57%) EMC NetWorker
10 30 (1.57%) Kubernetes
11 27 (1.41%) Backup Exec
12 26 (1.36%) IBM BigFix
13 23 (1.20%) Netcool
14 22 (1.15%) HP Data Protector
15 19 (0.99%) Control-M
15 19 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 18 (0.94%) zSecure
17 16 (0.84%) SCOM
Vendors
1 448 (23.39%) Oracle
2 230 (12.01%) Microsoft
3 198 (10.34%) HP
4 144 (7.52%) VMware
5 120 (6.27%) Red Hat
6 112 (5.85%) SAP
7 105 (5.48%) Cisco
8 84 (4.39%) Cognos
9 75 (3.92%) EMC
10 72 (3.76%) Symantec
11 55 (2.87%) Citrix
12 52 (2.72%) Dell
12 52 (2.72%) Informatica
13 51 (2.66%) NetApp
14 50 (2.61%) TIBCO
15 48 (2.51%) Sybase
16 47 (2.45%) Tableau
17 41 (2.14%) Veritas
18 39 (2.04%) OpenText
19 38 (1.98%) Brocade