Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 99 89
Rank change year-on-year -33 -10 +11
Contract jobs citing IBM 1898 2567 2618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.97% 2.37% 2.32%
As % of the Vendors category 4.52% 5.27% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1098 1477 1426
UK median daily rate £447 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.18% -0.06% +0.06%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £300
90th Percentile £601 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 47 63
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.61% +14.50% +14.33%
10th Percentile £13.51 £18.10 £13.40
90th Percentile £45.66 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £30.72
% change year-on-year -16.67% +17.19% +11.71%

IBM is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 42035 48754 50166
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.60% 44.94% 44.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 25695 29915 29191
UK median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £612 £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 1394 1642 2220
UK median hourly rate £17.13 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.14% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.43
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.38 £17.00
% change year-on-year -5.04% +2.21% +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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -30 1725 £450 +5.88% 138
UK excluding London -29 1122 £400 - 94
London -28 731 £500 +11.11% 55
South East -23 358 £406 -4.97% 35
North of England -9 285 £400 +5.26% 19
North West -15 157 £425 +3.03% 10
Midlands -26 130 £400 +5.61% 13
Scotland -7 119 £400 - 10
West Midlands -9 99 £388 +3.33% 8
East of England -49 98 £410 -3.59% 10
South West -6 94 £425 +12.96% 6
Yorkshire +8 83 £400 - 6
North East +7 45 £325 +11.11% 3
Wales +26 30 £375 -14.29%
East Midlands -44 23 £413 +7.84% 5
Channel Islands - 8 - -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 510 (26.87%) Java
2 480 (25.29%) Finance
3 417 (21.97%) Linux
4 411 (21.65%) Oracle
5 394 (20.76%) Agile Software Development
6 379 (19.97%) WebSphere
7 365 (19.23%) Unix
8 327 (17.23%) SQL
9 269 (14.17%) Banking
10 262 (13.80%) Migration
11 239 (12.59%) Windows
12 230 (12.12%) AIX
13 208 (10.96%) XML
14 207 (10.91%) Microsoft
15 201 (10.59%) JavaScript
16 200 (10.54%) HP
17 182 (9.59%) Web Services
18 180 (9.48%) DevOps
19 176 (9.27%) DB2
20 174 (9.17%) Middleware
21 171 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
22 166 (8.75%) Security Cleared
23 165 (8.69%) Jenkins
24 161 (8.48%) Retail
25 153 (8.06%) Data Centre
26 146 (7.69%) VMware
27 144 (7.59%) SOAP
28 140 (7.38%) Scrum
29 138 (7.27%) ITIL
30 137 (7.22%) REST

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
1 379 (19.97%) WebSphere
2 84 (4.43%) JBoss
3 81 (4.27%) WebSphere Application Server
4 74 (3.90%) Apache
5 66 (3.48%) Tomcat
6 60 (3.16%) WebLogic
7 52 (2.74%) SAS
8 49 (2.58%) Apache Spark
9 48 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 45 (2.37%) MQSeries
11 40 (2.11%) Confluence
12 38 (2.00%) CMS
13 33 (1.74%) IIS
14 30 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
15 27 (1.42%) Documentum
15 27 (1.42%) SharePoint
16 26 (1.37%) Liferay
17 25 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
18 24 (1.26%) WebSphere Portal
19 23 (1.21%) CICS
Applications
1 70 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 66 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
3 54 (2.85%) MS Visio
4 37 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.42%) Simulink
6 8 (0.42%) SPSS
7 5 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.16%) ImageReady
9 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 65 (3.42%) Maximo
2 40 (2.11%) Unica
3 21 (1.11%) Cognos TM1
3 21 (1.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 16 (0.84%) Magento
5 15 (0.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 14 (0.74%) Oracle Utilities
7 13 (0.68%) Cognos Controller
8 11 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
9 10 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
10 9 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
10 9 (0.47%) SAP GRC
10 9 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 8 (0.42%) Adobe Campaign
11 8 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
12 6 (0.32%) Fredhopper
12 6 (0.32%) Pega PRPC
12 6 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
13 5 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
13 5 (0.26%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 94 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (3.32%) IBM Cloud
3 47 (2.48%) Bluemix
4 41 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 38 (2.00%) PaaS
6 30 (1.58%) OpenShift
7 25 (1.32%) GitHub
8 24 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (1.05%) IBM Blueworks
10 19 (1.00%) Office 365
11 17 (0.90%) IaaS
11 17 (0.90%) SoftLayer
12 13 (0.68%) SaaS
13 9 (0.47%) Silverpop
14 8 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
15 6 (0.32%) Akamai
15 6 (0.32%) Google Analytics
15 6 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 5 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
16 5 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 130 (6.85%) SAN
2 126 (6.64%) Firewall
3 70 (3.69%) LDAP
4 59 (3.11%) DNS
4 59 (3.11%) SSL
5 54 (2.85%) HTTP
6 45 (2.37%) Internet
7 39 (2.05%) FTP
8 36 (1.90%) TCP/IP
9 30 (1.58%) Fibre Channel
10 29 (1.53%) NAS
11 28 (1.48%) WAN
12 27 (1.42%) DHCP
13 26 (1.37%) LAN
14 25 (1.32%) SSH
15 22 (1.16%) VPN
16 19 (1.00%) Kerberos
16 19 (1.00%) Network Security
17 18 (0.95%) HTTPS
18 16 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (9.27%) DB2
2 131 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 103 (5.43%) Oracle Database
4 86 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
5 79 (4.16%) Big Data
6 77 (4.06%) Hadoop
7 72 (3.79%) Relational Database
8 70 (3.69%) IBM InfoSphere
9 69 (3.64%) MongoDB
10 60 (3.16%) DataStage
11 45 (2.37%) NoSQL
12 36 (1.90%) Apache Hive
13 34 (1.79%) MySQL
14 32 (1.69%) Sqoop
15 31 (1.63%) RDBMS
16 28 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
17 27 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 25 (1.32%) HBase
18 25 (1.32%) Redis
19 19 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 165 (8.69%) Jenkins
2 124 (6.53%) Git (software)
3 102 (5.37%) JIRA
4 64 (3.37%) Maven
5 46 (2.42%) Subversion
6 41 (2.16%) Cucumber
7 39 (2.05%) JUnit
8 36 (1.90%) Selenium
9 34 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
10 33 (1.74%) Eclipse
11 32 (1.69%) SoapUI
12 28 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
13 25 (1.32%) GitLab
13 25 (1.32%) Gradle
14 24 (1.26%) Ant
15 22 (1.16%) TeamCity
16 20 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
17 19 (1.00%) Talend Open Studio
18 18 (0.95%) ERwin
19 17 (0.90%) WebDriver
General
1 480 (25.29%) Finance
2 269 (14.17%) Banking
3 161 (8.48%) Retail
4 82 (4.32%) Telecoms
5 74 (3.90%) Marketing
6 46 (2.42%) Investment Banking
7 34 (1.79%) Games
8 26 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 25 (1.32%) Law
10 20 (1.05%) Legal
11 19 (1.00%) Back Office
11 19 (1.00%) Electronics
12 17 (0.90%) Financial Institution
13 16 (0.84%) Front Office
14 13 (0.68%) International Banking
15 12 (0.63%) Publishing
16 10 (0.53%) Aerospace
16 10 (0.53%) Prime Brokerage
16 10 (0.53%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 441 (23.23%) Developer
2 223 (11.75%) Architect
3 213 (11.22%) Consultant
4 181 (9.54%) Analyst
5 132 (6.95%) Java Developer
6 66 (3.48%) DevOps Engineer
7 62 (3.27%) Administrator
8 60 (3.16%) Systems Engineer
9 55 (2.90%) Data Architect
9 55 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
10 46 (2.42%) Senior Developer
11 43 (2.27%) AIX Engineer
12 42 (2.21%) Data Analyst
13 41 (2.16%) WebSphere Developer
14 40 (2.11%) Business Analyst
15 38 (2.00%) Project Manager
16 36 (1.90%) Designer
16 36 (1.90%) Integration Developer
17 35 (1.84%) DBA
18 34 (1.79%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (10.96%) XML
2 182 (9.59%) Web Services
3 174 (9.17%) Middleware
4 144 (7.59%) SOAP
5 137 (7.22%) REST
6 135 (7.11%) HTML
7 123 (6.48%) IBM Integration Bus
8 116 (6.11%) J2EE
9 115 (6.06%) RESTful
10 111 (5.85%) Spring
11 109 (5.74%) WebSphere MQ
12 91 (4.79%) XSLT
13 86 (4.53%) .NET
14 85 (4.48%) CSS
15 78 (4.11%) JSON
16 71 (3.74%) Node.js
17 69 (3.64%) AngularJS
18 67 (3.53%) JMS
19 65 (3.42%) Kafka
20 57 (3.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 171 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (8.06%) Data Centre
3 126 (6.64%) Mainframe
4 88 (4.64%) DataPower
5 55 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 52 (2.74%) Replication
7 49 (2.58%) IBM Mainframe
8 44 (2.32%) Private Cloud
9 36 (1.90%) iSeries
10 33 (1.74%) Computer Science
11 30 (1.58%) PKI
12 28 (1.48%) Data Structures
13 22 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 21 (1.11%) Client/Server
14 21 (1.11%) Clustering
14 21 (1.11%) SWIFT
14 21 (1.11%) User Experience
15 20 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
16 18 (0.95%) AS400
16 18 (0.95%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 417 (21.97%) Linux
2 365 (19.23%) Unix
3 239 (12.59%) Windows
4 230 (12.12%) AIX
5 133 (7.01%) Solaris
6 122 (6.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 65 (3.42%) Windows Server
8 48 (2.53%) zOS
9 29 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (1.21%) CentOS
12 19 (1.00%) HPUX
13 18 (0.95%) SUSE
14 15 (0.79%) Apple iOS
15 13 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (0.58%) Ubuntu
17 10 (0.53%) Windows 7
18 7 (0.37%) Data ONTAP
18 7 (0.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 7 (0.37%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (20.76%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (13.80%) Migration
3 180 (9.48%) DevOps
4 140 (7.38%) Scrum
5 138 (7.27%) ITIL
6 135 (7.11%) Data Modelling
7 124 (6.53%) SOA
8 110 (5.80%) Open Source
9 109 (5.74%) Analytics
10 102 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
10 102 (5.37%) E-Commerce
11 100 (5.27%) ETL
12 96 (5.06%) Project Management
13 95 (5.01%) TDD
14 91 (4.79%) Microservices
15 90 (4.74%) Data Migration
16 87 (4.58%) CRM
17 85 (4.48%) Test Automation
18 83 (4.37%) Change Management
19 80 (4.21%) OO
Programming Languages
1 510 (26.87%) Java
2 327 (17.23%) SQL
3 201 (10.59%) JavaScript
4 107 (5.64%) Shell Script
5 106 (5.58%) Python
6 79 (4.16%) Perl
7 64 (3.37%) JCL
8 48 (2.53%) PowerShell
9 39 (2.05%) C++
10 37 (1.95%) C#
11 35 (1.84%) Bash Shell
12 29 (1.53%) C
12 29 (1.53%) PL/SQL
13 25 (1.32%) REXX
14 23 (1.21%) Korn
15 21 (1.11%) XPath
16 20 (1.05%) Ruby
17 19 (1.00%) Assembly Language
17 19 (1.00%) VB
18 16 (0.84%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 166 (8.75%) Security Cleared
2 131 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 84 (4.43%) Degree
4 29 (1.53%) ISTQB
5 22 (1.16%) ISEB
6 18 (0.95%) CISSP
7 15 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (0.63%) PMI Certification
9 11 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (0.58%) Master's Degree
10 10 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.53%) PMP
11 9 (0.47%) CISM
12 7 (0.37%) CISA
12 7 (0.37%) IBM Certification
12 7 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.32%) CCNP
13 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.32%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.37%) QA
2 54 (2.85%) Data Quality
3 30 (1.58%) SLA
4 17 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (0.79%) HL7
6 14 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
7 10 (0.53%) GDPR
7 10 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.32%) PMO
9 5 (0.26%) FedRAMP
10 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.21%) MiFID
11 3 (0.16%) COBIT
11 3 (0.16%) GPG13
11 3 (0.16%) SEPA
12 1 (0.053%) Dublin Core
12 1 (0.053%) GCP
12 1 (0.053%) ISO 20022
12 1 (0.053%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 89 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 72 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (3.69%) Docker
4 54 (2.85%) Time Sharing Option
5 38 (2.00%) Apache Flume
6 32 (1.69%) HDFS
7 27 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (1.26%) Hyper-V
9 22 (1.16%) RACF
10 21 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
11 18 (0.95%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 17 (0.90%) vSphere
12 17 (0.90%) XenApp
13 16 (0.84%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 11 (0.58%) Firmware
14 11 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
15 10 (0.53%) NFS
16 7 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (0.37%) Tivoli Directory Server
16 7 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 113 (5.95%) Puppet
2 75 (3.95%) Tivoli
3 57 (3.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 56 (2.95%) Ansible
5 37 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (1.69%) Hadoop YARN
6 32 (1.69%) NetBackup
7 26 (1.37%) SCCM
8 24 (1.26%) Ambari
8 24 (1.26%) EMC NetWorker
8 24 (1.26%) IBM BigFix
9 22 (1.16%) Control-M
9 22 (1.16%) Netcool
10 19 (1.00%) zSecure
11 17 (0.90%) Backup Exec
11 17 (0.90%) Kubernetes
12 16 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
12 16 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 14 (0.74%) HP Data Protector
14 13 (0.68%) Oozie
Vendors
1 411 (21.65%) Oracle
2 207 (10.91%) Microsoft
3 200 (10.54%) HP
4 146 (7.69%) VMware
5 117 (6.16%) SAP
6 98 (5.16%) Cisco
7 85 (4.48%) Red Hat
8 69 (3.64%) EMC
9 66 (3.48%) Cognos
10 65 (3.42%) Informatica
11 58 (3.06%) NetApp
12 54 (2.85%) Symantec
13 51 (2.69%) Dell
13 51 (2.69%) Sybase
14 50 (2.63%) CA
14 50 (2.63%) IBM Sterling
15 45 (2.37%) Citrix
16 42 (2.21%) OpenText
17 38 (2.00%) Adobe
18 37 (1.95%) TIBCO