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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM
UK
Rank 130 89 89
Rank change year-on-year -41 0  
Contract jobs citing IBM 847 1258 1187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.89% 2.36% 2.20%
As % of the Vendors category 4.27% 5.41% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 708 648
Median daily rate £438 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -1.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 25 16
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.57% -25.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.29 £12.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £50.00 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year +30.43% +1.76%  

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 19813 23266 24403
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.11% 43.71% 45.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12248 14093 13817
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 710 807 1038
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing IBM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in the UK

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in the UK

IBM
Top 30 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 27 March 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 -46 778 £450 +5.88% 127
London -13 340 £500 +10.98% 54
South East -49 143 £425 - 21
North West -11 76 £425 +6.25% 15
South West +5 60 £425 +18.46% 3
Hampshire +12 56 £435 -8.42% 4
East of England -26 55 £400 -3.03% 11
West Midlands -5 44 £425 -5.55% 5
Scotland -5 43 £358 -11.18% 9
City of London -29 43 £550 +22.22% 12
Manchester +6 42 £425 +6.25% 4
Berkshire +1 38 £321 -28.61% 11
Yorkshire -14 28 £433 +29.58% 8
Glasgow 0 22 £358 +29.41% 5
Bristol +7 20 £385 +7.69%
West Yorkshire -6 20 £440 +30.37% 6
Hertfordshire -17 20 £450 +12.50% 5
Bedfordshire +16 19 £381 -10.81% 2
Reading +11 19 £436 +2.64% 2
Devon - 18 £550 -
Wales +16 17 £325 -7.14% 1
Buckinghamshire -38 17 £350 -18.84%
Surrey -15 16 £500 +17.64% 1
East Midlands -30 16 £403 +6.27% 9
Salford - 16 £538 -
Gloucestershire +8 15 £400 +9.21% 1
Watford +1 14 £500 -4.76% 2
Milton Keynes -26 14 £350 -20.00%
South Wales +22 13 £313 -10.71% 1
Leeds +7 13 £490 +42.54% 4

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 518 (29.96%) Linux
2 485 (28.05%) Oracle
3 444 (25.68%) WebSphere
4 437 (25.27%) Java
5 417 (24.12%) Finance
6 396 (22.90%) Unix
7 333 (19.26%) SQL
8 329 (19.03%) Windows
9 318 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
10 242 (14.00%) AIX
11 237 (13.71%) Microsoft
12 229 (13.24%) VMware
13 223 (12.90%) Banking
14 211 (12.20%) HP
15 205 (11.86%) XML
16 197 (11.39%) Middleware
17 178 (10.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 176 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
19 175 (10.12%) Security Cleared
20 172 (9.95%) Web Services
21 171 (9.89%) SQL Server
22 170 (9.83%) DB2
23 169 (9.77%) Red Hat
24 167 (9.66%) DevOps
25 161 (9.31%) ITIL
26 160 (9.25%) IBM Integration Bus
27 157 (9.08%) Migration
28 150 (8.68%) Solaris
28 150 (8.68%) SC Cleared
29 140 (8.10%) Data Centre

IBM
Top Related 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
1 444 (25.68%) WebSphere
2 122 (7.06%) WebSphere Application Server
3 96 (5.55%) Apache
4 95 (5.49%) Tomcat
5 85 (4.92%) JBoss
6 70 (4.05%) WebLogic
7 62 (3.59%) IIS
8 60 (3.47%) Confluence
9 57 (3.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 28 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
11 27 (1.56%) MS Exchange
12 25 (1.45%) IBM HTTP Server
12 25 (1.45%) MQSeries
13 24 (1.39%) CICS
14 22 (1.27%) Anypoint
15 21 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
16 18 (1.04%) Apache TomEE
16 18 (1.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 18 (1.04%) SharePoint
17 17 (0.98%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 95 (5.49%) MS Excel
2 29 (1.68%) MS Office
3 18 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.69%) MS Project
6 9 (0.52%) SPSS
7 6 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.17%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.12%) ImageReady
10 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.058%) Simulink
11 1 (0.058%) SPSS Modeler
11 1 (0.058%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 51 (2.95%) Maximo
2 36 (2.08%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 19 (1.10%) Unica
4 17 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
5 16 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
6 15 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 12 (0.69%) SAP HCM
8 11 (0.64%) Cognos TM1
9 9 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
10 8 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 8 (0.46%) Fredhopper
10 8 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
11 7 (0.40%) Cognos Controller
12 5 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
12 5 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
12 5 (0.29%) Magento
12 5 (0.29%) TRIRIGA
13 3 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
13 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
13 3 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 73 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (2.26%) IBM Cloud
4 24 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (1.04%) Bluemix
5 18 (1.04%) PaaS
5 18 (1.04%) SaaS
6 16 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (0.93%) Office 365
7 14 (0.81%) IaaS
8 13 (0.75%) IBM Blueworks
9 12 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
10 11 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (0.64%) SoftLayer
11 10 (0.58%) GitHub
11 10 (0.58%) Google App Engine
12 9 (0.52%) IBM PureFlex
13 6 (0.35%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.29%) Boomi
15 4 (0.23%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 118 (6.82%) SAN
2 107 (6.19%) Firewall
3 95 (5.49%) TCP/IP
4 84 (4.86%) HTTP
5 81 (4.68%) DNS
6 71 (4.11%) SSL
7 65 (3.76%) LDAP
8 61 (3.53%) FTP
9 59 (3.41%) LAN
10 55 (3.18%) WAN
11 39 (2.26%) NAS
12 37 (2.14%) VPN
13 34 (1.97%) Network Security
14 33 (1.91%) Internet
15 26 (1.50%) HTTPS
16 25 (1.45%) DHCP
17 21 (1.21%) VoIP
18 17 (0.98%) iSCSI
18 17 (0.98%) Kerberos
19 16 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 170 (9.83%) DB2
3 104 (6.02%) Oracle Database
4 64 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 61 (3.53%) IBM InfoSphere
6 59 (3.41%) Hadoop
7 57 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
8 54 (3.12%) Big Data
8 54 (3.12%) MySQL
9 44 (2.54%) DataStage
10 39 (2.26%) NoSQL
11 37 (2.14%) MongoDB
11 37 (2.14%) RDBMS
12 31 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 24 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
14 23 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
14 23 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
15 18 (1.04%) HBase
16 16 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
17 14 (0.81%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 102 (5.90%) Jenkins
2 92 (5.32%) Git (software)
3 89 (5.15%) JIRA
4 50 (2.89%) Maven
5 41 (2.37%) Ant
6 40 (2.31%) Subversion
7 38 (2.20%) Eclipse
8 34 (1.97%) Selenium
9 31 (1.79%) JUnit
10 25 (1.45%) Gradle
11 23 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
12 21 (1.21%) Cucumber
12 21 (1.21%) TeamCity
13 20 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
14 18 (1.04%) Bitbucket
14 18 (1.04%) HP UFT
14 18 (1.04%) SoapUI
15 17 (0.98%) Rational DOORS
16 16 (0.93%) Mockito
17 14 (0.81%) Travis CI
General
1 417 (24.12%) Finance
2 223 (12.90%) Banking
3 122 (7.06%) Retail
4 70 (4.05%) Telecoms
5 60 (3.47%) Marketing
6 30 (1.74%) Law
7 28 (1.62%) Investment Banking
8 25 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.16%) Billing
10 17 (0.98%) Back Office
10 17 (0.98%) Electronics
11 15 (0.87%) Legal
12 14 (0.81%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.46%) Advertising
13 8 (0.46%) International Banking
14 7 (0.40%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.40%) Automotive
14 7 (0.40%) Games
14 7 (0.40%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 298 (17.24%) Developer
2 274 (15.85%) Architect
3 190 (10.99%) Analyst
4 186 (10.76%) Consultant
5 93 (5.38%) Java Developer
6 88 (5.09%) Administrator
7 69 (3.99%) Solutions Architect
8 68 (3.93%) DevOps Engineer
9 49 (2.83%) Project Manager
10 42 (2.43%) Technical Architect
11 40 (2.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 39 (2.26%) Designer
12 39 (2.26%) Systems Administrator
13 38 (2.20%) Integration Architect
14 37 (2.14%) Lead Architect
14 37 (2.14%) Test Analyst
15 36 (2.08%) WebSphere Developer
16 34 (1.97%) Business Analyst
16 34 (1.97%) Infrastructure Architect
17 32 (1.85%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (11.86%) XML
2 197 (11.39%) Middleware
3 172 (9.95%) Web Services
4 160 (9.25%) IBM Integration Bus
5 133 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
6 130 (7.52%) J2EE
7 124 (7.17%) SOAP
8 121 (7.00%) REST
9 94 (5.44%) Spring
10 91 (5.26%) HTML
11 79 (4.57%) .NET
12 75 (4.34%) JSON
13 73 (4.22%) RESTful
13 73 (4.22%) XSLT
14 62 (3.59%) JMS
15 59 (3.41%) CSS
16 48 (2.78%) Hibernate
17 39 (2.26%) Java EE
17 39 (2.26%) JSP
18 35 (2.02%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 176 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (8.10%) Data Centre
3 126 (7.29%) Mainframe
4 64 (3.70%) DataPower
5 51 (2.95%) IBM Mainframe
6 50 (2.89%) Management Information System
7 44 (2.54%) iSeries
8 38 (2.20%) Computer Science
9 33 (1.91%) Replication
10 26 (1.50%) Clustering
11 23 (1.33%) Tandem
12 22 (1.27%) EMC VMAX
13 20 (1.16%) Client/Server
13 20 (1.16%) EMC VNX
14 19 (1.10%) iPad
14 19 (1.10%) Private Cloud
15 17 (0.98%) AS400
15 17 (0.98%) PKI
16 16 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
17 14 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 518 (29.96%) Linux
2 396 (22.90%) Unix
3 329 (19.03%) Windows
4 242 (14.00%) AIX
5 178 (10.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 150 (8.68%) Solaris
7 90 (5.21%) Windows Server
8 58 (3.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 55 (3.18%) zOS
10 37 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 36 (2.08%) SUSE
12 33 (1.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 31 (1.79%) Oracle Linux
14 24 (1.39%) HPUX
14 24 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.52%) CentOS
15 9 (0.52%) VMS
16 8 (0.46%) Windows XP
17 7 (0.40%) Windows 7
18 6 (0.35%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (9.66%) DevOps
3 161 (9.31%) ITIL
4 157 (9.08%) Migration
5 107 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 104 (6.02%) E-Commerce
6 104 (6.02%) SOA
7 100 (5.78%) Open Source
8 99 (5.73%) Change Management
8 99 (5.73%) Data Modelling
9 98 (5.67%) Analytics
10 95 (5.49%) ETL
11 92 (5.32%) Configuration Management
12 85 (4.92%) OO
13 80 (4.63%) Business Intelligence
14 75 (4.34%) Continuous Integration
15 72 (4.16%) Project Management
16 71 (4.11%) Service Management
17 70 (4.05%) Scrum
18 68 (3.93%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 437 (25.27%) Java
2 333 (19.26%) SQL
3 129 (7.46%) Shell Script
4 124 (7.17%) Perl
5 121 (7.00%) JavaScript
6 87 (5.03%) Bash Shell
7 71 (4.11%) Python
8 68 (3.93%) PowerShell
9 44 (2.54%) JCL
10 40 (2.31%) PL/SQL
11 34 (1.97%) Korn
12 33 (1.91%) C
13 26 (1.50%) C#
14 23 (1.33%) C++
15 22 (1.27%) COBOL
15 22 (1.27%) VBScript
16 19 (1.10%) Groovy
16 19 (1.10%) VB
17 16 (0.93%) Jython
18 14 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 175 (10.12%) Security Cleared
2 150 (8.68%) SC Cleared
3 51 (2.95%) Degree
4 35 (2.02%) CISSP
5 24 (1.39%) SANS
6 21 (1.21%) SSCP
7 19 (1.10%) ISEB
8 17 (0.98%) ISTQB
9 15 (0.87%) PMI Certification
10 13 (0.75%) IBM Certification
11 12 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (0.69%) DV Cleared
12 11 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (0.46%) PMP
14 7 (0.40%) CCNP
14 7 (0.40%) CISM
15 6 (0.35%) MBA
15 6 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 5 (0.29%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.66%) QA
2 38 (2.20%) Data Quality
3 33 (1.91%) SLA
4 15 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.75%) HL7
6 10 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.40%) PMO
7 7 (0.40%) SEPA
8 5 (0.29%) SDET
9 4 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.17%) FedRAMP
10 3 (0.17%) GPG13
10 3 (0.17%) ISO20022
11 2 (0.12%) Basel II
12 1 (0.058%) COBIT
12 1 (0.058%) ISO15022
12 1 (0.058%) ISO27002
12 1 (0.058%) MiFID
12 1 (0.058%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 133 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (4.45%) Active Directory
3 46 (2.66%) NFS
4 34 (1.97%) vSphere
5 33 (1.91%) Docker
6 32 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
7 30 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
8 29 (1.68%) Time Sharing Option
9 26 (1.50%) VMware ESX
10 25 (1.45%) Hyper-V
10 25 (1.45%) SRDF
10 25 (1.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 24 (1.39%) XenApp
12 22 (1.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 21 (1.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 20 (1.16%) Xen
15 19 (1.10%) PowerHA
16 18 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
17 12 (0.69%) GPFS
18 11 (0.64%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 123 (7.11%) Puppet
2 108 (6.25%) Tivoli
3 61 (3.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 53 (3.07%) Ansible
5 43 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (2.37%) QRadar
7 26 (1.50%) Netcool
7 26 (1.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 24 (1.39%) SCCM
9 23 (1.33%) logstash
10 21 (1.21%) MOM
10 21 (1.21%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 18 (1.04%) OMEGAMON
11 18 (1.04%) SCOM
12 17 (0.98%) CA Service Virtualization
12 17 (0.98%) Kibana
12 17 (0.98%) NetBackup
13 15 (0.87%) CA Endevor
14 14 (0.81%) Nagios
15 13 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 485 (28.05%) Oracle
2 237 (13.71%) Microsoft
3 229 (13.24%) VMware
4 211 (12.20%) HP
5 169 (9.77%) Red Hat
6 125 (7.23%) SAP
7 103 (5.96%) NetApp
8 99 (5.73%) EMC
9 75 (4.34%) Cisco
10 73 (4.22%) Splunk
11 64 (3.70%) CA
12 63 (3.64%) Informatica
13 59 (3.41%) IBM Sterling
14 55 (3.18%) Sun
15 54 (3.12%) Citrix
16 52 (3.01%) Cognos
17 48 (2.78%) Veritas
18 46 (2.66%) Dell
18 46 (2.66%) TIBCO
19 43 (2.49%) MuleSoft
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