Period
to 19 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 130 97
Rank change year-on-year -22 -33 -1
Contract jobs citing IBM 1,701 1,817 2,469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.69% 1.92% 2.29%
As % of the Vendors category 4.04% 4.27% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,045 1,050 1,355
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £319 £308 £288
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £423 £413
% change year-on-year +0.59% +2.42% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 57
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -7.89% +14.24%
10th Percentile £12.60 £14.75 £13.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £53.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year -40.85% -2.74% +4.29%

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 42,115 42,585 46,197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.81% 45.06% 42.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,552 26,157 27,431
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £238 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £383
% change year-on-year - +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,414 1,603 1,849
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £10.25
90th Percentile £46.62 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.97% -5.71% +6.06%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 -16 1,552 £450 - 288
UK excluding London -13 982 £425 +0.59% 227
London -26 682 £498 +4.74% 87
South East -12 300 £425 +4.29% 43
North of England -7 212 £430 +3.61% 45
East of England +25 142 £425 +5.26% 47
Midlands -23 124 £430 +1.18% 45
North West -14 104 £438 +1.16% 21
South West +8 96 £475 -2.56% 21
West Midlands -33 86 £445 -1.11% 36
Yorkshire -2 80 £435 -2.79% 16
Scotland -52 75 £400 +3.23% 15
East Midlands +7 36 £415 +3.75% 9
North East +5 28 £400 +17.65% 8
Wales -5 25 £410 +17.14% 11
Northern Ireland +6 18 £430 -
Channel Islands +2 2 - -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 469 (27.57%) Java
2 389 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
3 376 (22.10%) WebSphere
4 355 (20.87%) Oracle
5 354 (20.81%) SQL
6 347 (20.40%) Linux
7 343 (20.16%) Finance
8 270 (15.87%) Banking
9 261 (15.34%) Microsoft
10 243 (14.29%) Windows
11 235 (13.82%) Unix
12 187 (10.99%) DevOps
13 181 (10.64%) Jenkins
14 179 (10.52%) Web Services
15 171 (10.05%) Amazon AWS
16 170 (9.99%) Security Cleared
16 170 (9.99%) HP
17 168 (9.88%) SQL Server
18 162 (9.52%) Firewall
19 150 (8.82%) Git (software)
20 147 (8.64%) VMware
21 141 (8.29%) ITIL
21 141 (8.29%) SC Cleared
22 138 (8.11%) JavaScript
23 136 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
24 132 (7.76%) J2EE
25 131 (7.70%) Spring
25 131 (7.70%) IBM Integration Bus
26 128 (7.52%) DB2
27 127 (7.47%) Python

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
1 376 (22.10%) WebSphere
2 82 (4.82%) Tomcat
3 81 (4.76%) Apache
3 81 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
4 71 (4.17%) Confluence
5 65 (3.82%) JBoss
6 49 (2.88%) OpenStack
7 44 (2.59%) MQSeries
8 40 (2.35%) Apache Spark
9 37 (2.18%) IIS
10 36 (2.12%) SharePoint
11 32 (1.88%) MS Exchange
12 28 (1.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 27 (1.59%) Skype for Business
13 27 (1.59%) WebLogic
14 26 (1.53%) CMS
15 25 (1.47%) CICS
16 24 (1.41%) WebSphere Portal
17 23 (1.35%) SAS
18 15 (0.88%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 52 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.94%) MS Visio
3 27 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.71%) SPSS
6 7 (0.41%) HipChat
7 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.18%) EngageOne
8 3 (0.18%) Simulink
9 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.059%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.059%) SPSS Modeler
10 1 (0.059%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 29 (1.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 29 (1.70%) Magento
2 28 (1.65%) Maximo
3 25 (1.47%) Cognos TM1
4 20 (1.18%) Unica
5 15 (0.88%) Temenos T24
6 10 (0.59%) Adobe Campaign
7 7 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.41%) ResourceLink
8 6 (0.35%) Cognos Planning
8 6 (0.35%) R3 Corda
8 6 (0.35%) Ripple
9 5 (0.29%) Misys Midas
9 5 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.24%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 3 (0.18%) Kondor
11 3 (0.18%) Lawson
11 3 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 171 (10.05%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (3.41%) PaaS
4 49 (2.88%) IaaS
5 48 (2.82%) IBM Cloud
6 44 (2.59%) OpenShift
7 39 (2.29%) Office 365
8 37 (2.18%) Bluemix
9 31 (1.82%) GitHub
10 26 (1.53%) SaaS
11 23 (1.35%) IBM Blueworks
12 16 (0.94%) Amazon S3
13 15 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
14 14 (0.82%) Serverless
15 12 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
15 12 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
16 11 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
17 6 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
17 6 (0.35%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 162 (9.52%) Firewall
2 99 (5.82%) SAN
3 63 (3.70%) Internet
4 57 (3.35%) HTTP
5 49 (2.88%) WAN
6 46 (2.70%) TCP/IP
7 40 (2.35%) DNS
8 37 (2.18%) SSL
9 34 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
10 29 (1.70%) DHCP
11 28 (1.65%) Intrusion Detection
11 28 (1.65%) Wireless
12 27 (1.59%) FTP
12 27 (1.59%) iSCSI
12 27 (1.59%) VLAN
13 26 (1.53%) LAN
13 26 (1.53%) NAS
14 25 (1.47%) VPN
15 21 (1.23%) Network Security
16 18 (1.06%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 128 (7.52%) DB2
3 94 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
4 89 (5.23%) PostgreSQL
5 75 (4.41%) Hadoop
6 67 (3.94%) IBM InfoSphere
7 66 (3.88%) MongoDB
8 65 (3.82%) Big Data
8 65 (3.82%) Relational Database
9 59 (3.47%) DataStage
10 58 (3.41%) Oracle Database
11 51 (3.00%) MySQL
12 50 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 46 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 45 (2.65%) Redis
15 38 (2.23%) Power BI
16 33 (1.94%) NoSQL
17 31 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
17 31 (1.82%) RDBMS
18 28 (1.65%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 181 (10.64%) Jenkins
2 150 (8.82%) Git (software)
3 110 (6.47%) JIRA
4 76 (4.47%) Maven
5 73 (4.29%) Selenium
6 67 (3.94%) Subversion
7 45 (2.65%) Cucumber
8 35 (2.06%) Ant
9 31 (1.82%) JUnit
10 29 (1.70%) Eclipse
10 29 (1.70%) Gradle
11 25 (1.47%) TeamCity
12 21 (1.23%) Rational DOORS
13 20 (1.18%) Rational Team Concert
14 19 (1.12%) Mockito
15 17 (1.00%) Artifactory
16 16 (0.94%) JMeter
17 15 (0.88%) IBM UrbanCode
18 14 (0.82%) Bitbucket
18 14 (0.82%) ERwin
General
1 343 (20.16%) Finance
2 270 (15.87%) Banking
3 101 (5.94%) Retail
4 39 (2.29%) Investment Banking
5 33 (1.94%) Marketing
5 33 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 32 (1.88%) Manufacturing
7 25 (1.47%) Retail Banking
8 22 (1.29%) Back Office
9 17 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.88%) Billing
10 15 (0.88%) Publishing
11 13 (0.76%) Legal
12 12 (0.71%) Advertising
13 11 (0.65%) International Banking
14 9 (0.53%) Law
15 8 (0.47%) Spanish Language
16 7 (0.41%) Automotive
17 6 (0.35%) Front Office
18 5 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 460 (27.04%) Developer
2 217 (12.76%) Architect
3 178 (10.46%) Analyst
4 141 (8.29%) Consultant
5 138 (8.11%) Java Developer
6 64 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 62 (3.64%) Senior Developer
7 62 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
8 61 (3.59%) Project Manager
9 50 (2.94%) Data Architect
10 48 (2.82%) WebSphere Developer
11 46 (2.70%) Administrator
11 46 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
12 37 (2.18%) Cognos Developer
13 35 (2.06%) Business Analyst
14 31 (1.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 31 (1.82%) Support Analyst
15 26 (1.53%) Integration Developer
15 26 (1.53%) Support Engineer
16 24 (1.41%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (10.52%) Web Services
2 132 (7.76%) J2EE
3 131 (7.70%) IBM Integration Bus
3 131 (7.70%) Spring
4 122 (7.17%) REST
5 120 (7.05%) Middleware
5 120 (7.05%) XML
6 115 (6.76%) WebSphere MQ
7 113 (6.64%) SOAP
8 96 (5.64%) HTML
9 75 (4.41%) RESTful
10 71 (4.17%) AngularJS
11 68 (4.00%) .NET
11 68 (4.00%) Hibernate
12 67 (3.94%) Node.js
13 58 (3.41%) Kafka
14 57 (3.35%) JDBC
15 55 (3.23%) JSON
16 51 (3.00%) Spring Boot
17 46 (2.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 136 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (6.58%) Mainframe
3 101 (5.94%) DataPower
4 87 (5.11%) Data Centre
5 67 (3.94%) Clustering
6 37 (2.18%) Management Information System
7 36 (2.12%) IBM Mainframe
8 32 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (1.65%) Replication
10 27 (1.59%) iSeries
11 25 (1.47%) Client/Server
12 23 (1.35%) SWIFT
13 22 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
13 22 (1.29%) Mobile App
14 20 (1.18%) PKI
15 16 (0.94%) Private Cloud
16 15 (0.88%) AS400
16 15 (0.88%) Computer Science
16 15 (0.88%) N-Tier
16 15 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 347 (20.40%) Linux
2 243 (14.29%) Windows
3 235 (13.82%) Unix
4 98 (5.76%) AIX
5 93 (5.47%) Windows Server
6 91 (5.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 79 (4.64%) Solaris
8 56 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 39 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (1.76%) HPUX
11 18 (1.06%) CentOS
12 16 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (0.94%) zOS
13 12 (0.71%) Windows 10
14 11 (0.65%) SUSE
14 11 (0.65%) Windows 7
15 10 (0.59%) Android
16 8 (0.47%) Apple iOS
17 6 (0.35%) MVS
17 6 (0.35%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (10.99%) DevOps
3 141 (8.29%) ITIL
4 122 (7.17%) Business Intelligence
5 113 (6.64%) Scrum
6 108 (6.35%) Migration
6 108 (6.35%) SOA
7 104 (6.11%) Analytics
8 103 (6.06%) ETL
9 100 (5.88%) E-Commerce
10 92 (5.41%) Data Modelling
11 90 (5.29%) Continuous Integration
12 85 (5.00%) Test Automation
13 83 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 80 (4.70%) TDD
15 77 (4.53%) Microservices
15 77 (4.53%) Project Management
16 68 (4.00%) CRM
17 64 (3.76%) Open Source
18 63 (3.70%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 469 (27.57%) Java
2 354 (20.81%) SQL
3 138 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 127 (7.47%) Python
5 94 (5.53%) Shell Script
6 81 (4.76%) Perl
7 60 (3.53%) PowerShell
8 50 (2.94%) Ruby
9 47 (2.76%) Bash Shell
10 43 (2.53%) PL/SQL
11 33 (1.94%) JCL
12 31 (1.82%) C++
12 31 (1.82%) PHP
13 29 (1.70%) T-SQL
14 28 (1.65%) C#
15 21 (1.23%) XPath
16 20 (1.18%) COBOL
17 17 (1.00%) RPG
18 16 (0.94%) R
19 15 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 170 (9.99%) Security Cleared
2 141 (8.29%) SC Cleared
3 48 (2.82%) Degree
4 32 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (1.12%) CCNP
7 18 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 17 (1.00%) MCSE
9 16 (0.94%) IBM Certification
10 15 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (0.88%) MCSA
11 12 (0.71%) CISSP
12 10 (0.59%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (0.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 7 (0.41%) ISEB
15 6 (0.35%) CCIE
15 6 (0.35%) CCNA
15 6 (0.35%) Check Point Certification
15 6 (0.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (1.94%) QA
2 22 (1.29%) Data Quality
3 19 (1.12%) SLA
4 12 (0.71%) RosettaNet
5 11 (0.65%) GDPR
6 10 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.47%) MiFID
8 5 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.18%) GCP
11 2 (0.12%) GxP
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.12%) PSD2
12 1 (0.059%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.059%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.059%) MIL-STD-1553
12 1 (0.059%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.059%) PMO
12 1 (0.059%) Solvency II
System Software
1 115 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 90 (5.29%) Active Directory
3 67 (3.94%) Docker
4 49 (2.88%) Hyper-V
5 39 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (1.65%) HDFS
8 25 (1.47%) vSphere
9 23 (1.35%) Apache Flume
10 21 (1.23%) XenApp
11 19 (1.12%) Time Sharing Option
12 17 (1.00%) PowerHA
13 16 (0.94%) Terminal Services
14 12 (0.71%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 11 (0.65%) XenDesktop
16 10 (0.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 9 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
17 9 (0.53%) Xen
18 8 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
19 7 (0.41%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 75 (4.41%) Tivoli
2 73 (4.29%) Ansible
3 72 (4.23%) Puppet
4 53 (3.12%) Opscode Chef
5 51 (3.00%) SCCM
6 37 (2.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 36 (2.12%) NetBackup
8 26 (1.53%) Hadoop YARN
8 26 (1.53%) SCOM
9 24 (1.41%) Ambari
10 23 (1.35%) QRadar
11 22 (1.29%) Kubernetes
11 22 (1.29%) Oozie
12 21 (1.23%) Backup Exec
13 19 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
14 17 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
15 16 (0.94%) Nagios
16 15 (0.88%) FortiGate
16 15 (0.88%) Netcool
16 15 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 355 (20.87%) Oracle
2 261 (15.34%) Microsoft
3 170 (9.99%) HP
4 147 (8.64%) VMware
5 121 (7.11%) Red Hat
6 95 (5.58%) Cognos
7 82 (4.82%) Citrix
8 81 (4.76%) Cisco
9 68 (4.00%) SAP
10 61 (3.59%) Dell
11 55 (3.23%) NetApp
12 49 (2.88%) EMC
13 46 (2.70%) hybris
14 45 (2.65%) Symantec
15 42 (2.47%) Splunk
16 41 (2.41%) F5
17 39 (2.29%) TIBCO
18 38 (2.23%) BMC
18 38 (2.23%) Tableau
18 38 (2.23%) Veritas