Period
to 20 October 2018

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 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.

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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 135 108
Rank change year-on-year -48 -27 -19
Contract jobs citing IBM 1,549 1,911 2,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 1.92% 2.22%
As % of the Vendors category 3.60% 4.48% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 1,167 1,337
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £319 £310 £291
90th Percentile £624 £613 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £402
% change year-on-year +1.19% +4.61% -4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 38
UK median hourly rate £36.50 £25.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.00% -30.56% +14.50%
10th Percentile £16.85 £13.31 £16.68
90th Percentile £54.90 £50.22 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +60.00% -30.56% +14.50%

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 43,028 42,681 47,996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.04% 42.96% 45.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,633 26,376 29,360
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £242 £240
90th Percentile £625 £619 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,645 1,386 1,712
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £17.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.43% +2.34% -2.29%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.77 £45.22 £44.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.99% +2.03% -2.94%

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 20 October 2018.

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 20 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IBM in the UK

IBM
Top 17 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 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 -54 1,359 £450 - 254
UK excluding London -59 894 £425 +1.19% 193
London -30 636 £500 - 91
South East -53 276 £425 - 54
North of England -70 179 £400 - 38
Midlands -30 117 £450 +12.36% 24
Scotland -27 101 £435 +0.87% 18
South West -40 85 £488 +3.17% 28
Yorkshire -15 84 £400 -5.88% 18
West Midlands -36 81 £450 +12.50% 16
North West -50 79 £400 -5.88% 19
Wales +18 70 £438 +16.67% 10
East of England -31 61 £389 -7.38% 20
East Midlands +12 29 £425 -15.00% 8
North East -38 17 £363 +6.54% 1
Northern Ireland - 5 £450 - 2
Channel Islands -8 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IBM 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.

1 401 (25.89%) Java
2 378 (24.40%) Finance
3 372 (24.02%) Agile Software Development
4 364 (23.50%) Oracle
5 327 (21.11%) SQL
6 320 (20.66%) Linux
7 285 (18.40%) Unix
8 269 (17.37%) Windows
9 261 (16.85%) Banking
10 251 (16.20%) WebSphere
11 242 (15.62%) Amazon AWS
12 219 (14.14%) Microsoft
13 187 (12.07%) Middleware
14 165 (10.65%) DevOps
15 157 (10.14%) SQL Server
16 154 (9.94%) VMware
17 149 (9.62%) Python
17 149 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
18 148 (9.55%) Git (software)
19 147 (9.49%) JavaScript
19 147 (9.49%) XML
20 144 (9.30%) Jenkins
21 138 (8.91%) Scrum
22 136 (8.78%) Web Services
23 131 (8.46%) ITIL
23 131 (8.46%) Migration
24 129 (8.33%) Spring
25 127 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
26 123 (7.94%) REST
27 119 (7.68%) Red Hat

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
1 251 (16.20%) WebSphere
2 60 (3.87%) Confluence
2 60 (3.87%) Tomcat
3 55 (3.55%) Apache
4 53 (3.42%) Cloud Foundry
5 52 (3.36%) WebLogic
5 52 (3.36%) WebSphere Application Server
6 45 (2.91%) IIS
7 40 (2.58%) SAS
8 39 (2.52%) JBoss
9 37 (2.39%) CICS
10 29 (1.87%) FileNet
10 29 (1.87%) IBM Domino
11 25 (1.61%) MQSeries
12 24 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 23 (1.48%) MS Exchange
13 23 (1.48%) SharePoint
14 22 (1.42%) OpenStack
15 16 (1.03%) Apache Spark
15 16 (1.03%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 39 (2.52%) MS Visio
2 36 (2.32%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (0.84%) Chatbot
5 10 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.26%) Simulink
8 3 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.19%) ImageReady
8 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.19%) Windchill
9 1 (0.065%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.065%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.065%) EngageOne
9 1 (0.065%) InVision
9 1 (0.065%) Notepad++
9 1 (0.065%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 39 (2.52%) Maximo
2 24 (1.55%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 21 (1.36%) Cognos TM1
4 15 (0.97%) Actimize
5 12 (0.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 9 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.58%) Unica
7 6 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
9 4 (0.26%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.26%) thinkFolio
10 3 (0.19%) Cognos Controller
10 3 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.19%) Sentinel
10 3 (0.19%) Siebel CRM
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 242 (15.62%) Amazon AWS
2 149 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (5.81%) IBM Cloud
4 55 (3.55%) PaaS
5 49 (3.16%) IaaS
6 44 (2.84%) SaaS
7 40 (2.58%) OpenShift
8 38 (2.45%) Google Cloud Platform
9 35 (2.26%) Office 365
10 32 (2.07%) GitHub
11 31 (2.00%) IBM Blueworks
12 29 (1.87%) Apigee
13 25 (1.61%) npm
14 21 (1.36%) Heroku
15 14 (0.90%) Boomi
15 14 (0.90%) SoftLayer
16 10 (0.65%) Amazon S3
17 8 (0.52%) Datadog
18 7 (0.45%) Silverpop
19 6 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 109 (7.04%) SAN
2 98 (6.33%) Firewall
3 49 (3.16%) DNS
4 47 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 46 (2.97%) SSL
6 32 (2.07%) HTTP
7 30 (1.94%) Internet
8 29 (1.87%) NAS
9 22 (1.42%) Wireless
10 21 (1.36%) VPN
10 21 (1.36%) WAN
11 19 (1.23%) iSCSI
12 18 (1.16%) SMTP
13 17 (1.10%) SMS
14 16 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
15 15 (0.97%) AMQP
15 15 (0.97%) SSH
16 13 (0.84%) DHCP
16 13 (0.84%) HTTPS
16 13 (0.84%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 107 (6.91%) DB2
3 76 (4.91%) Relational Database
4 73 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
5 62 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
6 59 (3.81%) Oracle Database
7 57 (3.68%) DataStage
8 52 (3.36%) MongoDB
9 46 (2.97%) NoSQL
10 45 (2.91%) Hadoop
11 42 (2.71%) Big Data
12 39 (2.52%) IBM InfoSphere
13 32 (2.07%) Redis
14 30 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 24 (1.55%) RDBMS
16 23 (1.48%) MySQL
17 22 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
18 21 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
19 19 (1.23%) NuoDB
19 19 (1.23%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 148 (9.55%) Git (software)
2 144 (9.30%) Jenkins
3 118 (7.62%) JIRA
4 65 (4.20%) Sonatype Nexus
5 64 (4.13%) Maven
6 54 (3.49%) Subversion
7 52 (3.36%) Selenium
8 45 (2.91%) Cucumber
9 39 (2.52%) SonarQube
10 37 (2.39%) Ant
11 30 (1.94%) Bitbucket
12 28 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 28 (1.81%) GitLab
13 22 (1.42%) Gerrit
13 22 (1.42%) JUnit
13 22 (1.42%) SoapUI
14 21 (1.36%) Rational DOORS
15 20 (1.29%) Eclipse
16 19 (1.23%) Vagrant
16 19 (1.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 378 (24.40%) Finance
2 261 (16.85%) Banking
3 85 (5.49%) Retail
4 46 (2.97%) Marketing
5 33 (2.13%) Back Office
6 26 (1.68%) Financial Institution
7 23 (1.48%) Telecoms
8 21 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.29%) Investment Banking
10 19 (1.23%) Retail Banking
11 17 (1.10%) Billing
12 16 (1.03%) Legal
13 15 (0.97%) Advertising
14 12 (0.77%) Front Office
15 11 (0.71%) Automotive
15 11 (0.71%) Electronics
16 10 (0.65%) Publishing
17 8 (0.52%) International Banking
18 7 (0.45%) Aerospace
18 7 (0.45%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 355 (22.92%) Developer
2 251 (16.20%) Architect
3 177 (11.43%) Analyst
4 98 (6.33%) Java Developer
5 90 (5.81%) Consultant
6 79 (5.10%) DevOps Engineer
7 61 (3.94%) Business Analyst
8 54 (3.49%) Technical Architect
9 53 (3.42%) Administrator
10 50 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
11 42 (2.71%) Project Manager
12 40 (2.58%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 37 (2.39%) Infrastructure Architect
14 36 (2.32%) Security Architect
15 33 (2.13%) Systems Engineer
16 29 (1.87%) Cloud Architect
17 28 (1.81%) Integration Developer
18 25 (1.61%) Process Analyst
18 25 (1.61%) Support Analyst
18 25 (1.61%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (12.07%) Middleware
2 147 (9.49%) XML
3 136 (8.78%) Web Services
4 129 (8.33%) Spring
5 123 (7.94%) REST
6 108 (6.97%) SOAP
7 106 (6.84%) HTML
8 100 (6.46%) IBM Integration Bus
8 100 (6.46%) Node.js
9 92 (5.94%) WebSphere MQ
10 81 (5.23%) CSS
11 77 (4.97%) J2EE
12 61 (3.94%) Java EE
13 57 (3.68%) RESTful
14 53 (3.42%) AngularJS
15 52 (3.36%) Hibernate
16 51 (3.29%) JSON
16 51 (3.29%) RabbitMQ
17 48 (3.10%) .NET
17 48 (3.10%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 108 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (5.29%) Data Centre
3 81 (5.23%) Mainframe
4 76 (4.91%) DataPower
5 68 (4.39%) Management Information System
6 56 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
7 49 (3.16%) Computer Science
8 41 (2.65%) iPad
9 40 (2.58%) IBM Mainframe
10 34 (2.19%) Clustering
10 34 (2.19%) Public Cloud
11 31 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (1.42%) iSeries
12 22 (1.42%) Mobile App
13 21 (1.36%) AS400
14 20 (1.29%) Replication
15 17 (1.10%) PKI
16 16 (1.03%) User Experience
17 15 (0.97%) Driving Licence
18 14 (0.90%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 320 (20.66%) Linux
2 285 (18.40%) Unix
3 269 (17.37%) Windows
4 115 (7.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 100 (6.46%) Windows Server
6 99 (6.39%) AIX
7 44 (2.84%) Solaris
8 40 (2.58%) zOS
9 29 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (1.74%) Windows 10
11 22 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (1.36%) Windows XP
13 15 (0.97%) Android
14 13 (0.84%) Apple iOS
15 11 (0.71%) Windows 7
16 9 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
16 9 (0.58%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.58%) VMS
17 8 (0.52%) CentOS
17 8 (0.52%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (24.02%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (10.65%) DevOps
3 138 (8.91%) Scrum
4 131 (8.46%) ITIL
4 131 (8.46%) Migration
5 127 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
6 110 (7.10%) TDD
7 93 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 92 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
9 90 (5.81%) BDD
10 88 (5.68%) Microservices
11 85 (5.49%) Test Automation
12 74 (4.78%) Continuous Integration
13 73 (4.71%) ETL
14 68 (4.39%) Analytics
14 68 (4.39%) E-Commerce
15 66 (4.26%) Asset Management
16 64 (4.13%) SOA
17 61 (3.94%) Waterfall
18 59 (3.81%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 401 (25.89%) Java
2 327 (21.11%) SQL
3 149 (9.62%) Python
4 147 (9.49%) JavaScript
5 73 (4.71%) Bash Shell
6 72 (4.65%) Shell Script
7 57 (3.68%) Ruby
8 50 (3.23%) PL/SQL
8 50 (3.23%) PowerShell
9 46 (2.97%) COBOL
10 44 (2.84%) Perl
11 43 (2.78%) Groovy
12 40 (2.58%) JCL
13 39 (2.52%) C
14 36 (2.32%) C#
15 32 (2.07%) Java 8
16 24 (1.55%) T-SQL
17 21 (1.36%) REXX
18 19 (1.23%) C++
18 19 (1.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 108 (6.97%) Security Cleared
2 97 (6.26%) SC Cleared
3 64 (4.13%) Degree
4 35 (2.26%) CISSP
5 33 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (1.61%) CISM
7 21 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
8 18 (1.16%) CISA
9 17 (1.10%) CCNP
10 11 (0.71%) ISEB
10 11 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.71%) RHCE
11 10 (0.65%) CREST Certified
11 10 (0.65%) IISP
11 10 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.58%) CCNA
12 9 (0.58%) MCP
12 9 (0.58%) MCSE
12 9 (0.58%) MOS
13 8 (0.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.03%) QA
2 25 (1.61%) SLA
3 23 (1.48%) PCI DSS
4 20 (1.29%) Data Quality
4 20 (1.29%) GDPR
4 20 (1.29%) PSD2
5 19 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.71%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.65%) ISAE 3402
8 10 (0.65%) ISO 22301
8 10 (0.65%) ISO 31000
8 10 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 10 (0.65%) PMO
9 9 (0.58%) Actionable Recommendations
10 6 (0.39%) ISO 20022
11 4 (0.26%) ISO 26262
12 3 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.13%) MISRA
13 2 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 105 (6.78%) Active Directory
2 102 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (5.49%) Docker
4 39 (2.52%) Hyper-V
4 39 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (1.94%) XenApp
6 22 (1.42%) vSphere
7 20 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (1.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 16 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
9 16 (1.03%) XenDesktop
10 15 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
12 13 (0.84%) RACF
12 13 (0.84%) Time Sharing Option
13 12 (0.77%) NFS
13 12 (0.77%) OpenAM
14 10 (0.65%) Firmware
15 6 (0.39%) Samba
16 5 (0.32%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 89 (5.75%) Ansible
2 74 (4.78%) Kubernetes
3 66 (4.26%) Tivoli
4 61 (3.94%) Puppet
5 57 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (2.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 30 (1.94%) SCCM
8 28 (1.81%) Consul
9 27 (1.74%) NetBackup
10 25 (1.61%) Mesos
11 23 (1.48%) Nagios
12 20 (1.29%) Control-M
12 20 (1.29%) QRadar
12 20 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
13 17 (1.10%) Terraform
14 15 (0.97%) Data Guard
14 15 (0.97%) SCOM
15 14 (0.90%) Nessus
16 13 (0.84%) Tivoli Identity Manager
17 12 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 364 (23.50%) Oracle
2 219 (14.14%) Microsoft
3 154 (9.94%) VMware
4 119 (7.68%) Red Hat
5 97 (6.26%) HP
6 81 (5.23%) Cisco
7 79 (5.10%) SAP
8 70 (4.52%) Google
9 65 (4.20%) Citrix
10 60 (3.87%) EMC
11 52 (3.36%) CA
12 50 (3.23%) Adobe
13 49 (3.16%) Splunk
14 47 (3.03%) Cognos
15 46 (2.97%) Dell
16 41 (2.65%) Informatica
17 39 (2.52%) McAfee
18 38 (2.45%) BMC
18 38 (2.45%) NetApp
19 37 (2.39%) TIBCO