The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 47 56 46
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing IBM 21 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.79% 2.06% 2.92%
As % of the Vendors category 6.34% 6.20% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 8
Median daily rate £363 £438 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +1.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £324 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £595 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £407 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
-4.23% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.03 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.28%
IBM
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
331 355 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 44.02% 33.30% 44.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 223 163
Median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £600 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 29
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.77 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.79% +5.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £12.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £32.20 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.72 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.86% +6.94%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing IBM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Cheshire region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

IBM
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Chester 0 5 £325 -35.00%
Warrington +19 4 - -
Knutsford +7 1 - - 1
Runcorn +3 1 - -
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 across the Cheshire region with a requirement for IBM.

1 36 (54.55%) Java
2 34 (51.52%) Oracle
3 27 (40.91%) XML
3 27 (40.91%) Finance
3 27 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (39.39%) JDBC
5 25 (37.88%) Linux
6 23 (34.85%) SQL
7 22 (33.33%) J2EE
7 22 (33.33%) SOAP
7 22 (33.33%) Banking
7 22 (33.33%) WebSphere
8 21 (31.82%) Apache Camel
9 20 (30.30%) Middleware
10 19 (28.79%) C++
11 18 (27.27%) HTTP
12 17 (25.76%) Jenkins
12 17 (25.76%) Spring
13 16 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (24.24%) Tomcat
13 16 (24.24%) JavaScript
13 16 (24.24%) WebSphere Application Server
13 16 (24.24%) CSS
14 15 (22.73%) JIRA
15 14 (21.21%) AIX
15 14 (21.21%) HTML
15 14 (21.21%) JBoss
15 14 (21.21%) Apache
16 13 (19.70%) Selenium
16 13 (19.70%) TDD

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 22 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 16 (24.24%) Tomcat
2 16 (24.24%) WebSphere Application Server
3 14 (21.21%) Apache
3 14 (21.21%) JBoss
4 4 (6.06%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (6.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.55%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (3.03%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.52%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (27.27%) HTTP
2 6 (9.09%) SSL
3 5 (7.58%) DHCP
3 5 (7.58%) Internet
4 3 (4.55%) LDAP
4 3 (4.55%) SAN
5 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 11 (16.67%) MySQL
2 11 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (15.15%) DB2
4 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.03%) GIS
6 1 (1.52%) Informix
6 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (25.76%) Jenkins
2 15 (22.73%) JIRA
3 13 (19.70%) Selenium
4 10 (15.15%) Subversion
5 9 (13.64%) JUnit
6 5 (7.58%) Cucumber
6 5 (7.58%) Mockito
6 5 (7.58%) SonarQube
7 4 (6.06%) Checkstyle
7 4 (6.06%) FindBugs
7 4 (6.06%) Maven
8 3 (4.55%) ClearCase
8 3 (4.55%) ClearQuest
9 2 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
9 2 (3.03%) InstallShield
9 2 (3.03%) Mercurial
9 2 (3.03%) SpecFlow
9 2 (3.03%) TestComplete
9 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (40.91%) Finance
2 22 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (24.24%) Developer
2 15 (22.73%) Architect
3 14 (21.21%) Java Developer
4 12 (18.18%) Administrator
5 8 (12.12%) Technical Architect
6 7 (10.61%) Digital Architect
7 6 (9.09%) Digital Technical Architect
8 5 (7.58%) Senior Developer
9 4 (6.06%) DBA
9 4 (6.06%) Java Architect
9 4 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (6.06%) WebSphere Administrator
10 3 (4.55%) HTML Developer
10 3 (4.55%) J2EE Developer
10 3 (4.55%) Java Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 3 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (4.55%) Senior Java Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) Server Administrator
10 3 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (40.91%) XML
2 26 (39.39%) JDBC
3 22 (33.33%) J2EE
3 22 (33.33%) SOAP
4 21 (31.82%) Apache Camel
5 20 (30.30%) Middleware
6 17 (25.76%) Spring
7 16 (24.24%) CSS
8 14 (21.21%) HTML
9 12 (18.18%) Web Services
9 12 (18.18%) XSLT
10 11 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
10 11 (16.67%) CSS3
10 11 (16.67%) HTML5
10 11 (16.67%) JSON
10 11 (16.67%) REST
11 9 (13.64%) WSDL
12 8 (12.12%) JAXB
12 8 (12.12%) JAX-WS
12 8 (12.12%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Mainframe
2 5 (7.58%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.58%) N-Tier
3 4 (6.06%) Clustering
4 3 (4.55%) Cryptography
4 3 (4.55%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (4.55%) Online Banking
5 2 (3.03%) CMDB
5 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.03%) Tandem
6 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.52%) IBM XIV
6 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.88%) Linux
2 14 (21.21%) AIX
3 10 (15.15%) Windows
4 9 (13.64%) Unix
5 7 (10.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (7.58%) Solaris
7 4 (6.06%) HPUX
7 4 (6.06%) Windows Server
8 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.52%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (19.70%) TDD
4 12 (18.18%) High Availability
4 12 (18.18%) SOA
5 11 (16.67%) E-business
5 11 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 11 (16.67%) Open Source
5 11 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 11 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (15.15%) Migration
6 10 (15.15%) Waterfall
7 9 (13.64%) AOP
7 9 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (12.12%) Extreme Programming
8 8 (12.12%) Kanban
9 6 (9.09%) Validation
10 5 (7.58%) Change Management
10 5 (7.58%) E-Commerce
10 5 (7.58%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 36 (54.55%) Java
2 23 (34.85%) SQL
3 19 (28.79%) C++
4 16 (24.24%) JavaScript
5 12 (18.18%) PL/SQL
6 11 (16.67%) C
7 5 (7.58%) COBOL
7 5 (7.58%) Jython
7 5 (7.58%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.03%) C#
8 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.52%) Bourne shell
9 1 (1.52%) Perl
9 1 (1.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.58%) Degree
2 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.52%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.03%) VirtualBox
3 2 (3.03%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.52%) Veritas File System
4 1 (1.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) BladeLogic
1 3 (4.55%) CA Wily
1 3 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.03%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.03%) TADDM
2 2 (3.03%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.52%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.52%) Legato
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 34 (51.52%) Oracle
2 7 (10.61%) Citrix
3 6 (9.09%) EMC
3 6 (9.09%) HP
3 6 (9.09%) VMware
4 5 (7.58%) Perforce
5 3 (4.55%) CA
6 2 (3.03%) Brocade
6 2 (3.03%) Dell
6 2 (3.03%) IBM Sterling
6 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.03%) Remedy
6 2 (3.03%) Sun
6 2 (3.03%) Veritas
7 1 (1.52%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.52%) Adobe
7 1 (1.52%) Cisco
7 1 (1.52%) Compuware
7 1 (1.52%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.52%) Red Hat