Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 134 100
Rank change year-on-year -37 -34 -10
Contract jobs citing IBM 1,654 1,898 2,567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 1.97% 2.37%
As % of the Vendors category 3.85% 4.50% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 1,098 1,477
UK median daily rate £450 £447 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +5.18% -0.06%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £300
90th Percentile £600 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 47
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.45% -23.61% +14.50%
10th Percentile £13.35 £13.51 £18.10
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.66 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -7.50% -16.67% +17.19%

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 43,002 42,144 48,847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.07% 43.69% 45.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,724 25,765 29,972
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £610 £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 1,566 1,394 1,644
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.13 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.19% -2.14% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - -5.04% +2.21%

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 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -50 1,430 £450 - 212
UK excluding London -29 1,014 £425 +6.25% 151
London -57 605 £500 - 78
South East -25 324 £439 +8.00% 41
North of England -56 211 £405 +1.25% 33
Midlands -15 122 £443 +10.63% 20
Scotland -44 110 £438 +9.38% 12
East of England 0 102 £410 +0.06% 17
West Midlands -22 94 £440 +13.55% 10
North West -54 94 £420 -1.18% 18
Yorkshire -7 84 £425 +6.25% 14
Wales +24 78 £440 +17.33% 6
South West -39 63 £433 +1.76% 22
North East -17 34 £350 +7.69% 1
East Midlands -2 19 £413 - 10
Northern Ireland - 5 £450 -
Channel Islands -7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 449 (27.15%) Oracle
2 446 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
3 430 (26.00%) Java
4 406 (24.55%) Finance
5 399 (24.12%) Linux
6 356 (21.52%) SQL
7 335 (20.25%) WebSphere
8 318 (19.23%) Unix
9 303 (18.32%) Windows
10 275 (16.63%) Banking
11 223 (13.48%) Microsoft
12 221 (13.36%) Amazon AWS
13 219 (13.24%) Middleware
14 195 (11.79%) DevOps
15 183 (11.06%) Git (software)
16 182 (11.00%) SQL Server
17 177 (10.70%) Web Services
18 175 (10.58%) Jenkins
18 175 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
19 172 (10.40%) XML
19 172 (10.40%) Python
20 167 (10.10%) Scrum
21 152 (9.19%) JavaScript
22 151 (9.13%) Security Cleared
23 149 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
23 149 (9.01%) VMware
24 148 (8.95%) ITIL
24 148 (8.95%) Spring
24 148 (8.95%) Microsoft Azure
25 145 (8.77%) Migration

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
1 335 (20.25%) WebSphere
2 84 (5.08%) Apache
2 84 (5.08%) WebLogic
3 83 (5.02%) WebSphere Application Server
4 72 (4.35%) JBoss
5 65 (3.93%) Tomcat
6 58 (3.51%) Confluence
7 57 (3.45%) Cloud Foundry
8 54 (3.26%) IIS
9 43 (2.60%) MS Exchange
10 37 (2.24%) SAS
11 36 (2.18%) IBM Domino
12 35 (2.12%) Apache Spark
13 29 (1.75%) SharePoint
14 27 (1.63%) IBM Notes
14 27 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 23 (1.39%) CICS
16 21 (1.27%) MQSeries
16 21 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
17 20 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 53 (3.20%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (3.08%) MS Visio
3 47 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.54%) Chatbot
5 9 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.24%) SPSS
7 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.18%) Windchill
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.12%) HipChat
8 2 (0.12%) ImageReady
9 1 (0.060%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.060%) EngageOne
9 1 (0.060%) InVision
9 1 (0.060%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 27 (1.63%) Maximo
2 23 (1.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 19 (1.15%) Cognos TM1
4 13 (0.79%) Actimize
4 13 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (0.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 9 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (0.54%) thinkFolio
7 7 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.30%) TRIRIGA
10 4 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
10 4 (0.24%) Magento
10 4 (0.24%) Unica
11 3 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
11 3 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
11 3 (0.18%) Siebel CRM
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 221 (13.36%) Amazon AWS
2 148 (8.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (5.99%) IBM Cloud
4 50 (3.02%) Google Cloud Platform
5 49 (2.96%) PaaS
6 48 (2.90%) GitHub
7 40 (2.42%) npm
7 40 (2.42%) SaaS
8 39 (2.36%) Office 365
9 36 (2.18%) IaaS
10 33 (2.00%) Heroku
11 32 (1.93%) IBM Blueworks
12 29 (1.75%) OpenShift
13 15 (0.91%) Boomi
14 12 (0.73%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (0.54%) SoftLayer
16 8 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 7 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 112 (6.77%) SAN
2 86 (5.20%) Firewall
3 63 (3.81%) SSL
4 59 (3.57%) DNS
5 42 (2.54%) HTTP
6 39 (2.36%) TCP/IP
7 37 (2.24%) Internet
8 31 (1.87%) NAS
9 26 (1.57%) SMS
10 21 (1.27%) FTP
10 21 (1.27%) Network Security
11 20 (1.21%) iSCSI
12 18 (1.09%) DHCP
12 18 (1.09%) SSH
12 18 (1.09%) WAN
13 17 (1.03%) VLAN
13 17 (1.03%) VPN
14 16 (0.97%) Fibre Channel
15 13 (0.79%) SMTP
16 12 (0.73%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (11.00%) SQL Server
2 142 (8.59%) DB2
3 109 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
4 95 (5.74%) PostgreSQL
5 85 (5.14%) Oracle Database
6 78 (4.72%) Relational Database
7 72 (4.35%) DataStage
8 64 (3.87%) Hadoop
9 56 (3.39%) Big Data
9 56 (3.39%) MongoDB
10 51 (3.08%) IBM InfoSphere
11 48 (2.90%) MySQL
11 48 (2.90%) NoSQL
12 36 (2.18%) Oracle Database 11g
13 33 (2.00%) RDBMS
14 23 (1.39%) QualityStage
14 23 (1.39%) Redis
15 22 (1.33%) Star Schema
16 21 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
17 20 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 183 (11.06%) Git (software)
2 175 (10.58%) Jenkins
3 111 (6.71%) JIRA
4 80 (4.84%) Sonatype Nexus
5 78 (4.72%) Maven
6 66 (3.99%) Subversion
7 50 (3.02%) Ant
7 50 (3.02%) SonarQube
8 43 (2.60%) GitLab
9 41 (2.48%) Selenium
10 34 (2.06%) Gerrit
11 32 (1.93%) Cucumber
12 27 (1.63%) Rational Rhapsody
13 25 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 25 (1.51%) Bitbucket
14 24 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
15 22 (1.33%) JUnit
16 20 (1.21%) Rational Team Concert
17 19 (1.15%) ClearCase
18 17 (1.03%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 406 (24.55%) Finance
2 275 (16.63%) Banking
3 94 (5.68%) Retail
4 39 (2.36%) Marketing
5 38 (2.30%) Back Office
6 26 (1.57%) Financial Institution
7 25 (1.51%) Manufacturing
7 25 (1.51%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.39%) Legal
9 20 (1.21%) Investment Banking
10 16 (0.97%) Retail Banking
11 15 (0.91%) Advertising
11 15 (0.91%) Front Office
12 13 (0.79%) Billing
13 12 (0.73%) Electronics
14 10 (0.60%) Publishing
15 8 (0.48%) French Language
15 8 (0.48%) German Language
16 7 (0.42%) Automotive
16 7 (0.42%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 389 (23.52%) Developer
2 236 (14.27%) Architect
3 182 (11.00%) Analyst
4 115 (6.95%) Java Developer
5 97 (5.86%) DevOps Engineer
6 88 (5.32%) Consultant
7 64 (3.87%) Administrator
8 63 (3.81%) Project Manager
9 53 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
10 51 (3.08%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 51 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
11 48 (2.90%) Business Analyst
12 40 (2.42%) Infrastructure Architect
12 40 (2.42%) Technical Architect
13 39 (2.36%) Integration Developer
14 32 (1.93%) Support Engineer
15 31 (1.87%) DBA
15 31 (1.87%) Senior DevOps
15 31 (1.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 29 (1.75%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (13.24%) Middleware
2 177 (10.70%) Web Services
3 172 (10.40%) XML
4 148 (8.95%) Spring
5 125 (7.56%) REST
6 123 (7.44%) SOAP
7 116 (7.01%) Node.js
8 113 (6.83%) HTML
9 111 (6.71%) IBM Integration Bus
10 99 (5.99%) WebSphere MQ
11 86 (5.20%) RESTful
12 85 (5.14%) J2EE
13 84 (5.08%) CSS
14 78 (4.72%) Hibernate
15 75 (4.53%) RabbitMQ
16 74 (4.47%) Spring Boot
17 73 (4.41%) AngularJS
17 73 (4.41%) JMS
18 72 (4.35%) JSON
19 60 (3.63%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 149 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (5.20%) DataPower
2 86 (5.20%) Mainframe
3 85 (5.14%) Management Information System
4 74 (4.47%) Data Centre
5 68 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
6 55 (3.33%) Computer Science
7 53 (3.20%) iPad
8 46 (2.78%) IBM Mainframe
9 41 (2.48%) Clustering
10 39 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
11 30 (1.81%) Replication
12 25 (1.51%) Mobile App
13 24 (1.45%) User Experience
14 22 (1.33%) iSeries
15 20 (1.21%) Public Cloud
16 19 (1.15%) Private Cloud
17 18 (1.09%) Client/Server
18 16 (0.97%) AS400
19 14 (0.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 399 (24.12%) Linux
2 318 (19.23%) Unix
3 303 (18.32%) Windows
4 138 (8.34%) AIX
5 112 (6.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 101 (6.11%) Windows Server
7 57 (3.45%) Solaris
8 40 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (1.57%) Windows XP
11 25 (1.51%) Windows 10
12 24 (1.45%) zOS
13 20 (1.21%) Android
14 19 (1.15%) Apple iOS
15 14 (0.85%) CentOS
15 14 (0.85%) Windows 2000
16 13 (0.79%) Windows 7
17 12 (0.73%) HPUX
18 11 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
18 11 (0.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 446 (26.96%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (11.79%) DevOps
3 175 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
4 167 (10.10%) Scrum
5 148 (8.95%) ITIL
6 145 (8.77%) Migration
7 142 (8.59%) TDD
8 106 (6.41%) BDD
9 105 (6.35%) ETL
10 104 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 100 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
12 97 (5.86%) E-Commerce
13 93 (5.62%) Microservices
14 87 (5.26%) SOA
15 80 (4.84%) Test Automation
16 78 (4.72%) Continuous Integration
17 77 (4.66%) Analytics
17 77 (4.66%) SDLC
18 73 (4.41%) Configuration Management
19 70 (4.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 430 (26.00%) Java
2 356 (21.52%) SQL
3 172 (10.40%) Python
4 152 (9.19%) JavaScript
5 90 (5.44%) Shell Script
6 86 (5.20%) Bash Shell
7 70 (4.23%) Ruby
8 64 (3.87%) PL/SQL
9 60 (3.63%) Perl
10 55 (3.33%) Groovy
11 48 (2.90%) PowerShell
12 47 (2.84%) Java 8
13 44 (2.66%) C
14 37 (2.24%) C#
15 32 (1.93%) COBOL
15 32 (1.93%) JCL
16 30 (1.81%) C++
17 21 (1.27%) Korn
17 21 (1.27%) PHP
18 19 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 151 (9.13%) Security Cleared
2 129 (7.80%) SC Cleared
3 81 (4.90%) Degree
4 31 (1.87%) CISSP
5 23 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (1.39%) CISM
5 23 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (0.97%) CISA
7 15 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (0.79%) CCNA
9 13 (0.79%) MCSE
10 12 (0.73%) PMI Certification
10 12 (0.73%) PMP
10 12 (0.73%) RHCE
11 9 (0.54%) MOS
12 8 (0.48%) AWS Certification
12 8 (0.48%) CCNP
12 8 (0.48%) CREST Certified
12 8 (0.48%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.36%) QA
2 38 (2.30%) GCP
3 37 (2.24%) Data Quality
4 30 (1.81%) SLA
5 28 (1.69%) GDPR
6 23 (1.39%) PCI DSS
7 17 (1.03%) PMO
8 15 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.73%) PSD2
10 11 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 8 (0.48%) ISAE 3402
11 8 (0.48%) ISO 22301
11 8 (0.48%) ISO 31000
11 8 (0.48%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 7 (0.42%) Actionable Recommendations
12 7 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 15288
13 5 (0.30%) ISO 20022
14 2 (0.12%) SEPA
14 2 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 124 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 107 (6.47%) Docker
2 107 (6.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (2.72%) Hyper-V
4 36 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (1.69%) XenApp
6 23 (1.39%) vSphere
7 19 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 19 (1.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 19 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
8 18 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
9 15 (0.91%) NFS
10 12 (0.73%) Firmware
10 12 (0.73%) RACF
10 12 (0.73%) XenDesktop
11 9 (0.54%) OpenAM
11 9 (0.54%) Time Sharing Option
12 6 (0.36%) KVM
12 6 (0.36%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 90 (5.44%) Ansible
2 81 (4.90%) Kubernetes
3 69 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
4 66 (3.99%) Tivoli
5 64 (3.87%) Puppet
6 45 (2.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 38 (2.30%) SCCM
8 37 (2.24%) Consul
8 37 (2.24%) Mesos
9 33 (2.00%) NetBackup
10 21 (1.27%) Control-M
11 20 (1.21%) PTC Integrity
12 16 (0.97%) Nagios
12 16 (0.97%) Terraform
13 15 (0.91%) Data Guard
13 15 (0.91%) SCOM
14 14 (0.85%) CA Single Sign-On
14 14 (0.85%) QRadar
14 14 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
14 14 (0.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 449 (27.15%) Oracle
2 223 (13.48%) Microsoft
3 149 (9.01%) VMware
4 114 (6.89%) Red Hat
5 111 (6.71%) HP
6 92 (5.56%) SAP
7 75 (4.53%) Cognos
8 68 (4.11%) Informatica
9 64 (3.87%) Cisco
10 63 (3.81%) CA
11 62 (3.75%) Citrix
12 58 (3.51%) Google
13 52 (3.14%) EMC
14 51 (3.08%) Dell
15 44 (2.66%) Tableau
16 43 (2.60%) Sun
17 41 (2.48%) Teradata
18 40 (2.42%) Adobe
19 39 (2.36%) TIBCO
19 39 (2.36%) Veritas