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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 100 95
Rank change year-on-year -17 -5  
Contract jobs citing IBM 964 1267 1260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.05% 2.36% 2.25%
As % of the Vendors category 4.67% 5.25% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 717 655
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% -1.73%  
10th Percentile £307 £287 £300
90th Percentile £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £405
% change year-on-year - -1.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 26
UK median hourly rate £21.20 £32.00 £37.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.75% -15.00%  
10th Percentile £13.51 £21.00 £19.13
90th Percentile £44.88 £40.00 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £28.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.94% -24.00%  

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 20651 24117 24949
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.84% 44.90% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 20874 27087 25776
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
10th Percentile £240 £238 £213
90th Percentile £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1319 1641 1981
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.31% +9.33%  
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.66%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IBM in the UK

IBM
Top 11 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 875 £450 +5.88% 155
UK excluding London -19 595 £400 - 114
London -27 340 £500 +11.11% 56
South East -17 184 £400 -5.88% 28
North of England +1 165 £418 +7.74% 26
Midlands -8 65 £423 +12.66% 25
Scotland -4 62 £422 -0.17% 13
East of England -24 53 £394 -12.50% 11
South West +3 44 £381 +1.46% 9
Wales +3 14 £350 -6.66% 1
Channel Islands - 6 - -

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 471 (25.95%) Java
2 457 (25.18%) Finance
3 430 (23.69%) Linux
4 404 (22.26%) WebSphere
5 399 (21.98%) Oracle
6 360 (19.83%) Unix
7 332 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
8 317 (17.47%) SQL
9 283 (15.59%) Windows
10 259 (14.27%) Banking
11 252 (13.88%) Microsoft
12 239 (13.17%) AIX
13 233 (12.84%) Migration
14 189 (10.41%) Middleware
15 186 (10.25%) Web Services
16 180 (9.92%) HP
17 177 (9.75%) VMware
18 173 (9.53%) XML
18 173 (9.53%) Security Cleared
19 172 (9.48%) JavaScript
20 163 (8.98%) SQL Server
21 162 (8.93%) Data Centre
22 159 (8.76%) Retail
23 158 (8.71%) DevOps
24 157 (8.65%) DB2
25 156 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
26 148 (8.15%) SC Cleared
26 148 (8.15%) ITIL
27 141 (7.77%) IBM Integration Bus
28 139 (7.66%) SOAP

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
1 404 (22.26%) WebSphere
2 93 (5.12%) WebSphere Application Server
3 83 (4.57%) Apache
4 73 (4.02%) JBoss
5 70 (3.86%) Tomcat
6 49 (2.70%) IIS
7 48 (2.64%) SAS
8 40 (2.20%) Confluence
9 37 (2.04%) WebLogic
10 36 (1.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 33 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
11 33 (1.82%) CMS
11 33 (1.82%) MQSeries
12 29 (1.60%) WebSphere Portal
13 25 (1.38%) Documentum
14 24 (1.32%) Apache Spark
14 24 (1.32%) IBM HTTP Server
15 22 (1.21%) SharePoint
16 21 (1.16%) FileNet
16 21 (1.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 74 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
3 51 (2.81%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.66%) SPSS
7 6 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.33%) Simulink
8 5 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.22%) ImageReady
10 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 58 (3.20%) Maximo
2 30 (1.65%) Unica
3 17 (0.94%) Cognos TM1
3 17 (0.94%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 16 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 15 (0.83%) Cognos Controller
6 14 (0.77%) Magento
7 13 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
8 12 (0.66%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 12 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
8 12 (0.66%) Oracle Utilities
9 8 (0.44%) Adobe Campaign
9 8 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
10 7 (0.39%) SAP HCM
11 6 (0.33%) Fredhopper
11 6 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
12 5 (0.28%) SAP GRC
12 5 (0.28%) TRIRIGA
13 4 (0.22%) ION MarketView
14 3 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 91 (5.01%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (2.53%) IBM Cloud
3 45 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (1.82%) PaaS
5 30 (1.65%) Bluemix
5 30 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (1.32%) OpenShift
7 22 (1.21%) IBM Blueworks
8 20 (1.10%) SoftLayer
9 19 (1.05%) Office 365
10 17 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
11 15 (0.83%) SaaS
12 14 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (0.66%) IaaS
14 11 (0.61%) GitHub
15 10 (0.55%) Google App Engine
16 8 (0.44%) Silverpop
17 7 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
18 6 (0.33%) Akamai
18 6 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 129 (7.11%) Firewall
2 106 (5.84%) SAN
3 87 (4.79%) DNS
4 80 (4.41%) HTTP
5 71 (3.91%) TCP/IP
6 65 (3.58%) FTP
7 64 (3.53%) SSL
8 63 (3.47%) LDAP
9 38 (2.09%) LAN
9 38 (2.09%) WAN
10 37 (2.04%) DHCP
11 36 (1.98%) VPN
12 31 (1.71%) NAS
13 30 (1.65%) Internet
14 21 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
14 21 (1.16%) HTTPS
15 20 (1.10%) Fibre Channel
16 19 (1.05%) VoIP
17 18 (0.99%) Network Security
18 16 (0.88%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (8.98%) SQL Server
2 157 (8.65%) DB2
3 105 (5.79%) Oracle Database
4 75 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
5 67 (3.69%) Relational Database
6 60 (3.31%) MongoDB
7 56 (3.09%) Hadoop
8 55 (3.03%) Big Data
9 54 (2.98%) IBM InfoSphere
10 47 (2.59%) DataStage
11 45 (2.48%) NoSQL
12 40 (2.20%) MySQL
13 30 (1.65%) RDBMS
14 29 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 28 (1.54%) Redis
16 20 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
17 18 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
17 18 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
18 16 (0.88%) DbVisualizer
18 16 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 124 (6.83%) Jenkins
2 104 (5.73%) Git (software)
3 87 (4.79%) JIRA
4 54 (2.98%) Maven
5 38 (2.09%) Cucumber
6 37 (2.04%) JUnit
7 35 (1.93%) Eclipse
7 35 (1.93%) Selenium
8 32 (1.76%) Subversion
9 29 (1.60%) Ant
9 29 (1.60%) TeamCity
10 24 (1.32%) Gradle
11 22 (1.21%) Rational DOORS
12 21 (1.16%) GitLab
12 21 (1.16%) SoapUI
13 18 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
15 15 (0.83%) Mockito
15 15 (0.83%) Rational Rhapsody
15 15 (0.83%) Travis CI
General
1 457 (25.18%) Finance
2 259 (14.27%) Banking
3 159 (8.76%) Retail
4 69 (3.80%) Marketing
5 64 (3.53%) Telecoms
6 36 (1.98%) Investment Banking
7 26 (1.43%) Law
8 21 (1.16%) Games
9 19 (1.05%) Legal
10 18 (0.99%) Back Office
10 18 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 17 (0.94%) International Banking
12 14 (0.77%) Electronics
12 14 (0.77%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.77%) Front Office
13 12 (0.66%) Advertising
14 10 (0.55%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
15 8 (0.44%) Prime Brokerage
16 7 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 406 (22.37%) Developer
2 203 (11.18%) Architect
3 199 (10.96%) Consultant
4 181 (9.97%) Analyst
5 116 (6.39%) Java Developer
6 61 (3.36%) DevOps Engineer
7 57 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
8 46 (2.53%) Designer
9 45 (2.48%) Administrator
10 44 (2.42%) WebSphere Developer
11 39 (2.15%) AIX Engineer
11 39 (2.15%) Senior Developer
12 38 (2.09%) Business Analyst
12 38 (2.09%) Project Manager
13 37 (2.04%) Systems Engineer
14 36 (1.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 36 (1.98%) Technical Architect
14 36 (1.98%) Unix Engineer
15 35 (1.93%) Data Architect
15 35 (1.93%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (10.41%) Middleware
2 186 (10.25%) Web Services
3 173 (9.53%) XML
4 141 (7.77%) IBM Integration Bus
5 139 (7.66%) SOAP
6 126 (6.94%) WebSphere MQ
7 120 (6.61%) HTML
7 120 (6.61%) J2EE
7 120 (6.61%) REST
8 118 (6.50%) RESTful
9 94 (5.18%) Spring
10 91 (5.01%) .NET
11 85 (4.68%) CSS
12 74 (4.08%) XSLT
13 70 (3.86%) JSON
14 66 (3.64%) Node.js
15 64 (3.53%) JMS
16 52 (2.87%) AngularJS
17 51 (2.81%) HTML5
18 46 (2.53%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 162 (8.93%) Data Centre
2 156 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
3 132 (7.27%) Mainframe
4 84 (4.63%) DataPower
5 62 (3.42%) Management Information System
6 51 (2.81%) IBM Mainframe
7 44 (2.42%) iSeries
8 43 (2.37%) Replication
9 30 (1.65%) Private Cloud
10 29 (1.60%) Computer Science
11 25 (1.38%) Tandem
12 24 (1.32%) Client/Server
13 21 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 21 (1.16%) User Experience
14 20 (1.10%) AS400
14 20 (1.10%) Clustering
15 19 (1.05%) PKI
16 17 (0.94%) Mobile App
16 17 (0.94%) SWIFT
17 15 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 430 (23.69%) Linux
2 360 (19.83%) Unix
3 283 (15.59%) Windows
4 239 (13.17%) AIX
5 136 (7.49%) Solaris
6 109 (6.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 77 (4.24%) Windows Server
8 47 (2.59%) zOS
9 33 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 28 (1.54%) SUSE
12 26 (1.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 23 (1.27%) HPUX
14 18 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
14 18 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (0.88%) Apple iOS
16 12 (0.66%) CentOS
17 11 (0.61%) Windows 7
18 9 (0.50%) Tru64
19 8 (0.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (18.29%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (12.84%) Migration
3 158 (8.71%) DevOps
4 148 (8.15%) ITIL
5 121 (6.67%) Scrum
6 119 (6.56%) Open Source
7 114 (6.28%) Analytics
8 112 (6.17%) Data Modelling
9 106 (5.84%) SOA
10 96 (5.29%) Change Management
11 95 (5.23%) E-Commerce
12 92 (5.07%) ETL
13 90 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
13 90 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 85 (4.68%) Project Management
15 81 (4.46%) Test Automation
16 80 (4.41%) TDD
17 79 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
18 78 (4.30%) CRM
18 78 (4.30%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 471 (25.95%) Java
2 317 (17.47%) SQL
3 172 (9.48%) JavaScript
4 103 (5.67%) Shell Script
5 90 (4.96%) Python
6 79 (4.35%) Perl
7 60 (3.31%) JCL
8 56 (3.09%) PowerShell
9 55 (3.03%) Bash Shell
10 39 (2.15%) C#
11 32 (1.76%) C++
12 29 (1.60%) C
13 28 (1.54%) PL/SQL
14 20 (1.10%) VB
15 19 (1.05%) Korn
16 18 (0.99%) COBOL
16 18 (0.99%) PHP
16 18 (0.99%) XPath
17 17 (0.94%) Ruby
18 15 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 173 (9.53%) Security Cleared
2 148 (8.15%) SC Cleared
3 75 (4.13%) Degree
4 31 (1.71%) CISSP
5 21 (1.16%) ISTQB
6 19 (1.05%) SANS
7 17 (0.94%) SSCP
8 14 (0.77%) ISEB
8 14 (0.77%) PMI Certification
9 12 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 12 (0.66%) Master's Degree
10 11 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (0.50%) CISM
12 8 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.44%) IBM Certification
12 8 (0.44%) PMP
13 7 (0.39%) CCNP
13 7 (0.39%) CISA
13 7 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.14%) QA
2 37 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 31 (1.71%) SLA
4 16 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.83%) HL7
6 13 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.39%) PMO
10 6 (0.33%) GDPR
10 6 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 6 (0.33%) SEPA
11 5 (0.28%) FedRAMP
12 4 (0.22%) GPG13
12 4 (0.22%) ISO 20022
13 2 (0.11%) Basel II
14 1 (0.055%) ISO 15022
14 1 (0.055%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.055%) MiFID
System Software
1 92 (5.07%) Active Directory
2 88 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (3.03%) Docker
4 47 (2.59%) Time Sharing Option
5 32 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
6 29 (1.60%) vSphere
7 24 (1.32%) XenApp
8 23 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
9 17 (0.94%) Hyper-V
10 15 (0.83%) Apache Flume
10 15 (0.83%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 13 (0.72%) NFS
12 12 (0.66%) RACF
12 12 (0.66%) Xen
13 10 (0.55%) XenDesktop
14 9 (0.50%) Firmware
14 9 (0.50%) HDFS
14 9 (0.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 8 (0.44%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 114 (6.28%) Puppet
2 69 (3.80%) Tivoli
3 57 (3.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 52 (2.87%) Ansible
5 28 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (1.49%) QRadar
7 26 (1.43%) NetBackup
8 20 (1.10%) Netcool
9 19 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
9 19 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
9 19 (1.05%) logstash
10 18 (0.99%) SCCM
10 18 (0.99%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 16 (0.88%) IBM BigFix
11 16 (0.88%) Kibana
12 15 (0.83%) Nagios
12 15 (0.83%) SCOM
13 11 (0.61%) WebSphere Cast Iron
14 10 (0.55%) Kubernetes
14 10 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 399 (21.98%) Oracle
2 252 (13.88%) Microsoft
3 180 (9.92%) HP
4 177 (9.75%) VMware
5 122 (6.72%) SAP
6 89 (4.90%) Red Hat
7 78 (4.30%) Cisco
8 69 (3.80%) IBM Sterling
9 61 (3.36%) Cognos
9 61 (3.36%) NetApp
10 57 (3.14%) EMC
10 57 (3.14%) Informatica
11 52 (2.87%) CA
12 51 (2.81%) Citrix
13 50 (2.75%) Dell
14 47 (2.59%) Splunk
15 44 (2.42%) Google
16 42 (2.31%) Adobe
17 39 (2.15%) Symantec
17 39 (2.15%) TIBCO
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 52 minutes ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £450 to £490 per day DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £300 per month
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £320 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £475.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
EXCELerate
Rate: Up to £485 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £349 to £465 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Rates Dependant on Experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Rate: £350 - £500 per day +
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 6 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago