Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 131 95
Rank change year-on-year -36 -36 -2
Contract jobs citing IBM 1,624 1,803 2,537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 1.97% 2.38%
As % of the Vendors category 3.88% 4.48% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 1,038 1,434
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.74% -2.65%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £291
90th Percentile £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 13 52
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.67% -6.25% -8.57%
10th Percentile £14.07 £14.56 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £44.05 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £30.74 £32.00
% change year-on-year -36.55% -3.95% -8.57%

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 41,862 40,251 47,347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.76% 44.07% 44.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,987 24,610 28,909
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £244
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,524 1,421 1,632
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.23
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% -8.33% +5.88%

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 June 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 22 June 2018.

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 June 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 -42 1,408 £450 - 224
UK excluding London -29 998 £430 +7.50% 169
London -53 588 £500 - 83
South East -15 315 £450 +6.51% 47
North of England -38 231 £418 -1.76% 34
East of England +11 115 £425 +7.94% 23
Midlands -18 111 £425 +2.10% 18
North West -54 104 £440 +3.53% 16
Scotland -40 99 £430 +14.67% 22
Yorkshire -14 92 £425 +0.59% 18
West Midlands -42 75 £428 +2.70% 11
Wales +17 67 £436 +24.64% 6
South West -32 58 £423 +5.63% 17
North East +19 36 £350 +10.24%
East Midlands +2 30 £403 - 7
Northern Ireland - 15 £440 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 438 (26.97%) Java
2 421 (25.92%) Agile Software Development
3 389 (23.95%) Oracle
4 373 (22.97%) Linux
4 373 (22.97%) WebSphere
5 360 (22.17%) Finance
6 348 (21.43%) SQL
7 298 (18.35%) Unix
8 279 (17.18%) Windows
9 269 (16.56%) Banking
10 246 (15.15%) Microsoft
11 212 (13.05%) Web Services
12 203 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
13 202 (12.44%) DevOps
14 187 (11.51%) Git (software)
15 178 (10.96%) Jenkins
16 174 (10.71%) Security Cleared
17 170 (10.47%) Middleware
18 168 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
19 164 (10.10%) DB2
20 163 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
21 158 (9.73%) SQL Server
21 158 (9.73%) XML
22 148 (9.11%) Python
23 147 (9.05%) SC Cleared
24 137 (8.44%) JavaScript
25 136 (8.37%) SOAP
26 135 (8.31%) Spring
27 134 (8.25%) AIX
27 134 (8.25%) ITIL

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
1 373 (22.97%) WebSphere
2 102 (6.28%) WebSphere Application Server
3 85 (5.23%) Apache
4 71 (4.37%) WebLogic
5 65 (4.00%) JBoss
6 64 (3.94%) Confluence
7 60 (3.69%) Tomcat
8 51 (3.14%) IIS
9 47 (2.89%) MS Exchange
10 42 (2.59%) Cloud Foundry
11 40 (2.46%) SharePoint
12 33 (2.03%) MQSeries
13 30 (1.85%) Apache Spark
14 23 (1.42%) Skype for Business
14 23 (1.42%) WebSphere Portal
15 22 (1.35%) OpenStack
15 22 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 21 (1.29%) IBM Domino
16 21 (1.29%) IBM Notes
16 21 (1.29%) SAS
Applications
1 62 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (2.83%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.43%) HipChat
7 5 (0.31%) SPSS
8 4 (0.25%) EngageOne
9 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.18%) Windchill
10 1 (0.062%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.062%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.062%) InVision
10 1 (0.062%) Notepad++
10 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (1.35%) Cognos TM1
2 20 (1.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 20 (1.23%) Maximo
3 18 (1.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 17 (1.05%) Magento
5 15 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.37%) R3 Corda
6 6 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.37%) Ripple
6 6 (0.37%) thinkFolio
7 5 (0.31%) Actimize
7 5 (0.31%) TRIRIGA
8 4 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.18%) Kondor
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.18%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.18%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 203 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 106 (6.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (4.43%) IBM Cloud
4 54 (3.33%) PaaS
5 45 (2.77%) Office 365
6 44 (2.71%) GitHub
7 40 (2.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 39 (2.40%) OpenShift
9 35 (2.16%) IaaS
9 35 (2.16%) npm
10 29 (1.79%) Heroku
11 27 (1.66%) Amazon S3
12 25 (1.54%) SaaS
13 23 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
13 23 (1.42%) IBM Blueworks
14 12 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (0.74%) Serverless
15 10 (0.62%) Boomi
15 10 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 9 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 104 (6.40%) SAN
2 98 (6.03%) Firewall
3 55 (3.39%) DNS
3 55 (3.39%) SSL
4 42 (2.59%) HTTP
5 36 (2.22%) TCP/IP
6 34 (2.09%) Internet
7 26 (1.60%) SMS
8 24 (1.48%) DHCP
8 24 (1.48%) NAS
8 24 (1.48%) WAN
9 22 (1.35%) VLAN
10 21 (1.29%) FTP
10 21 (1.29%) LAN
11 20 (1.23%) iSCSI
11 20 (1.23%) Network Security
12 19 (1.17%) Fibre Channel
13 18 (1.11%) VPN
14 15 (0.92%) SSH
15 14 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (10.10%) DB2
2 158 (9.73%) SQL Server
3 100 (6.16%) Data Warehouse
4 90 (5.54%) PostgreSQL
5 70 (4.31%) Oracle Database
6 67 (4.13%) DataStage
7 64 (3.94%) MySQL
8 62 (3.82%) Hadoop
9 61 (3.76%) MongoDB
10 60 (3.69%) Relational Database
11 55 (3.39%) Big Data
12 48 (2.96%) IBM InfoSphere
12 48 (2.96%) NoSQL
13 32 (1.97%) Redis
14 30 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
15 27 (1.66%) Power BI
16 25 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
16 25 (1.54%) NuoDB
17 23 (1.42%) RDBMS
18 21 (1.29%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 187 (11.51%) Git (software)
2 178 (10.96%) Jenkins
3 109 (6.71%) JIRA
4 81 (4.99%) Maven
5 64 (3.94%) Subversion
6 58 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
7 48 (2.96%) Ant
8 46 (2.83%) Selenium
9 43 (2.65%) SonarQube
10 39 (2.40%) GitLab
11 31 (1.91%) Gerrit
12 30 (1.85%) JUnit
13 29 (1.79%) Rational Rhapsody
14 27 (1.66%) Cucumber
15 23 (1.42%) Eclipse
16 22 (1.35%) Gradle
17 20 (1.23%) Rational DOORS
18 19 (1.17%) Mockito
18 19 (1.17%) Rational Team Concert
19 18 (1.11%) Bitbucket
General
1 360 (22.17%) Finance
2 269 (16.56%) Banking
3 76 (4.68%) Retail
4 34 (2.09%) Marketing
5 28 (1.72%) Back Office
6 26 (1.60%) Financial Institution
6 26 (1.60%) Legal
6 26 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 25 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 22 (1.35%) Investment Banking
9 16 (0.99%) Advertising
10 15 (0.92%) Front Office
11 13 (0.80%) Retail Banking
12 11 (0.68%) Electronics
13 9 (0.55%) Billing
14 7 (0.43%) International Banking
14 7 (0.43%) Law
15 6 (0.37%) Automotive
15 6 (0.37%) French Language
15 6 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 403 (24.82%) Developer
2 204 (12.56%) Architect
3 188 (11.58%) Analyst
4 125 (7.70%) Java Developer
5 97 (5.97%) DevOps Engineer
6 79 (4.86%) Consultant
7 66 (4.06%) Project Manager
8 60 (3.69%) Administrator
9 58 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
10 52 (3.20%) Senior Developer
11 48 (2.96%) Systems Engineer
12 40 (2.46%) Integration Developer
13 37 (2.28%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 35 (2.16%) Business Analyst
15 34 (2.09%) Support Analyst
16 33 (2.03%) DBA
16 33 (2.03%) Senior Java Developer
17 29 (1.79%) Infrastructure Architect
17 29 (1.79%) Security Architect
17 29 (1.79%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (13.05%) Web Services
2 170 (10.47%) Middleware
3 158 (9.73%) XML
4 136 (8.37%) SOAP
5 135 (8.31%) Spring
6 133 (8.19%) REST
7 120 (7.39%) IBM Integration Bus
8 109 (6.71%) J2EE
9 105 (6.47%) WebSphere MQ
10 101 (6.22%) Node.js
11 97 (5.97%) RESTful
12 82 (5.05%) Hibernate
13 79 (4.86%) AngularJS
14 78 (4.80%) HTML
15 71 (4.37%) JSON
16 70 (4.31%) Spring Boot
17 69 (4.25%) RabbitMQ
18 64 (3.94%) JMS
19 57 (3.51%) CSS
20 56 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 163 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (7.02%) Mainframe
3 74 (4.56%) Management Information System
4 73 (4.50%) DataPower
5 69 (4.25%) Data Centre
6 47 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
7 46 (2.83%) Clustering
8 45 (2.77%) IBM Mainframe
9 39 (2.40%) iPad
10 37 (2.28%) Computer Science
11 36 (2.22%) Replication
12 33 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
13 30 (1.85%) User Experience
14 25 (1.54%) Client/Server
15 24 (1.48%) Mobile App
16 17 (1.05%) Data Structures
17 15 (0.92%) AS400
17 15 (0.92%) Driving Licence
17 15 (0.92%) iSeries
18 12 (0.74%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 373 (22.97%) Linux
2 298 (18.35%) Unix
3 279 (17.18%) Windows
4 134 (8.25%) AIX
5 95 (5.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 84 (5.17%) Windows Server
7 74 (4.56%) Solaris
8 37 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (1.91%) HPUX
10 29 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (1.54%) zOS
12 22 (1.35%) Windows 10
13 20 (1.23%) Android
13 20 (1.23%) Apple iOS
14 19 (1.17%) Windows XP
15 17 (1.05%) CentOS
16 15 (0.92%) Windows 2000
17 13 (0.80%) Windows 7
18 12 (0.74%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 12 (0.74%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (25.92%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (12.44%) DevOps
3 168 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
4 134 (8.25%) ITIL
5 131 (8.07%) Migration
5 131 (8.07%) Scrum
6 120 (7.39%) TDD
7 104 (6.40%) E-Commerce
8 102 (6.28%) Business Intelligence
9 96 (5.91%) ETL
10 91 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
11 85 (5.23%) BDD
12 83 (5.11%) SOA
13 79 (4.86%) Analytics
14 75 (4.62%) Configuration Management
15 74 (4.56%) Test Automation
16 73 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
17 71 (4.37%) Waterfall
18 62 (3.82%) Microservices
18 62 (3.82%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 438 (26.97%) Java
2 348 (21.43%) SQL
3 148 (9.11%) Python
4 137 (8.44%) JavaScript
5 80 (4.93%) Bash Shell
6 67 (4.13%) Shell Script
7 64 (3.94%) Ruby
8 59 (3.63%) Perl
9 54 (3.33%) PowerShell
10 46 (2.83%) PL/SQL
11 41 (2.52%) Groovy
12 34 (2.09%) JCL
13 32 (1.97%) COBOL
14 30 (1.85%) C
14 30 (1.85%) Java 8
15 27 (1.66%) C#
16 25 (1.54%) PHP
17 24 (1.48%) C++
18 23 (1.42%) XPath
19 19 (1.17%) REXX
Qualifications
1 174 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 147 (9.05%) SC Cleared
3 74 (4.56%) Degree
4 28 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (1.54%) CISSP
6 21 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
6 21 (1.29%) MCSE
7 20 (1.23%) CISM
8 19 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (0.92%) CCNA
9 15 (0.92%) CISA
9 15 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (0.74%) MCSA
11 9 (0.55%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.55%) PMP
12 8 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (0.43%) DV Cleared
13 7 (0.43%) RHCE
14 6 (0.37%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.40%) Data Quality
2 33 (2.03%) GCP
2 33 (2.03%) SLA
3 28 (1.72%) QA
4 25 (1.54%) GDPR
5 16 (0.99%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.80%) PMO
6 13 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 7 (0.43%) PSD2
9 6 (0.37%) ISAE 3402
9 6 (0.37%) ISO 22301
9 6 (0.37%) ISO 31000
9 6 (0.37%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 5 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.12%) MISRA
11 2 (0.12%) NIST 800
System Software
1 117 (7.20%) Active Directory
2 107 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (5.48%) Docker
4 43 (2.65%) Hyper-V
5 28 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (1.17%) Time Sharing Option
6 19 (1.17%) vSphere
7 18 (1.11%) XenApp
8 16 (0.99%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 14 (0.86%) PowerHA
9 14 (0.86%) RACF
10 13 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (0.68%) NFS
12 10 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
13 9 (0.55%) Firmware
13 9 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 9 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
13 9 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 62 (3.82%) Ansible
2 60 (3.69%) Kubernetes
2 60 (3.69%) Tivoli
3 58 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 58 (3.57%) Puppet
4 48 (2.96%) SCCM
5 47 (2.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 33 (2.03%) NetBackup
7 31 (1.91%) Consul
7 31 (1.91%) Mesos
8 29 (1.79%) QRadar
9 24 (1.48%) PTC Integrity
10 21 (1.29%) Control-M
11 18 (1.11%) Backup Exec
12 15 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
13 13 (0.80%) SCOM
14 12 (0.74%) CA Single Sign-On
14 12 (0.74%) HP Data Protector
14 12 (0.74%) Nagios
14 12 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 389 (23.95%) Oracle
2 246 (15.15%) Microsoft
3 133 (8.19%) VMware
4 124 (7.64%) HP
5 101 (6.22%) Red Hat
6 91 (5.60%) Cognos
7 90 (5.54%) SAP
8 67 (4.13%) Cisco
8 67 (4.13%) Citrix
9 63 (3.88%) Informatica
10 49 (3.02%) Dell
10 49 (3.02%) NetApp
11 48 (2.96%) EMC
11 48 (2.96%) Sun
12 46 (2.83%) CA
12 46 (2.83%) Splunk
12 46 (2.83%) Veritas
13 45 (2.77%) Google
14 44 (2.71%) Tableau
15 40 (2.46%) Adobe