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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 30 45 56
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +11
Contract jobs citing IBM 47 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.05% 2.98% 2.26%
As % of the Vendors category 13.09% 6.23% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 10
Average daily rate £500 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +17.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £463 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £406
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +100.00%
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
359 353 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 38.56% 47.77% 40.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 179 161
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £266 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 35
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.13 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.31% -42.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.40 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 15 £600 - 2
Macclesfield +1 8 £281 -37.50%
Chester -3 6 £511 +46.07%
Knutsford -9 3 £379 -13.37% 2
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM.

1 34 (48.57%) Data Centre
2 29 (41.43%) Migration
3 25 (35.71%) VMware
3 25 (35.71%) Windows
3 25 (35.71%) Linux
4 24 (34.29%) AIX
5 22 (31.43%) HP
6 18 (25.71%) Finance
7 17 (24.29%) Cisco
7 17 (24.29%) Solaris
7 17 (24.29%) Oracle
8 16 (22.86%) Unix
9 15 (21.43%) Citrix
9 15 (21.43%) Security Cleared
10 14 (20.00%) Sun
10 14 (20.00%) HPUX
10 14 (20.00%) Active Directory
11 13 (18.57%) Java
11 13 (18.57%) WAN
11 13 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (15.71%) Red Hat
13 11 (15.71%) Hyper-V
14 10 (14.29%) HTTP
15 9 (12.86%) XML
15 9 (12.86%) Middleware
15 9 (12.86%) WebSphere
16 8 (11.43%) FlexPod
16 8 (11.43%) Clustering
16 8 (11.43%) Dell

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (12.86%) WebSphere
2 7 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (8.57%) Apache
3 6 (8.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (8.57%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (7.14%) iPlanet
4 5 (7.14%) Tomcat
5 4 (5.71%) JBoss
5 4 (5.71%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.43%) Lync
6 1 (1.43%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.43%) Cognos Controller
2 1 (1.43%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.57%) WAN
2 10 (14.29%) HTTP
3 7 (10.00%) DNS
4 6 (8.57%) LAN
5 5 (7.14%) Firewall
5 5 (7.14%) Internet
5 5 (7.14%) MPLS
6 4 (5.71%) BGP
6 4 (5.71%) FabricPath
6 4 (5.71%) IPsec
6 4 (5.71%) IPv4
6 4 (5.71%) IPv6
6 4 (5.71%) OSPF
6 4 (5.71%) SAN
6 4 (5.71%) SSL
6 4 (5.71%) TRILL
6 4 (5.71%) VPN
7 3 (4.29%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (4.29%) FTP
7 3 (4.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.86%) DB2
2 2 (2.86%) Ingres
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.43%) OLAP
3 1 (1.43%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Introscope
2 2 (2.86%) Subversion
3 1 (1.43%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.43%) Checkstyle
3 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.43%) FindBugs
3 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.43%) JIRA
3 1 (1.43%) Maven
3 1 (1.43%) Mockito
3 1 (1.43%) NetBeans
3 1 (1.43%) Selenium
3 1 (1.43%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.43%) SonarQube
General
1 18 (25.71%) Finance
2 7 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Private Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (31.43%) Architect
2 12 (17.14%) Consultant
3 10 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (10.00%) Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) Developer
4 7 (10.00%) IT Architect
4 7 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (8.57%) Network Architect
6 5 (7.14%) Data Architect
6 5 (7.14%) Data Centre Architect
6 5 (7.14%) Lead Architect
6 5 (7.14%) Migration Architect
6 5 (7.14%) Storage Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Data Migration Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Data Migration Lead
7 4 (5.71%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.71%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Lead Data Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Technical Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.71%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.86%) Middleware
1 9 (12.86%) XML
2 5 (7.14%) JDBC
3 4 (5.71%) Spring
3 4 (5.71%) Web Services
3 4 (5.71%) XSLT
4 3 (4.29%) Flash
4 3 (4.29%) Java EE
4 3 (4.29%) SAP XI
5 2 (2.86%) CSS
5 2 (2.86%) EDI
5 2 (2.86%) EDIFACT
5 2 (2.86%) JMS
5 2 (2.86%) jQuery
5 2 (2.86%) JSP
5 2 (2.86%) Servlets
5 2 (2.86%) SOAP
5 2 (2.86%) Spring MVC
5 2 (2.86%) Spring Security
5 2 (2.86%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 34 (48.57%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.43%) Clustering
2 8 (11.43%) FlexPod
2 8 (11.43%) VCE vBlock
3 4 (5.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (5.71%) iSeries
4 3 (4.29%) DLPAR
4 3 (4.29%) HACMP
4 3 (4.29%) Replication
5 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.86%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.43%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.43%) LPAR
6 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.43%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.43%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.71%) Linux
1 25 (35.71%) Windows
2 24 (34.29%) AIX
3 17 (24.29%) Solaris
4 16 (22.86%) Unix
5 14 (20.00%) HPUX
6 12 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (7.14%) Windows Server
8 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (41.43%) Migration
2 5 (7.14%) Integration Testing
2 5 (7.14%) OOP
2 5 (7.14%) SOA
2 5 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (5.71%) ITIL
3 4 (5.71%) OO
3 4 (5.71%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (5.71%) Unit Testing
4 3 (4.29%) High Availability
5 2 (2.86%) Application Discovery
5 2 (2.86%) B2B
5 2 (2.86%) Data Transformation
5 2 (2.86%) EAI
5 2 (2.86%) MVC
5 2 (2.86%) Network Design
5 2 (2.86%) Process Improvement
5 2 (2.86%) Process Management
6 1 (1.43%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.43%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.57%) Java
2 5 (7.14%) SQL
3 4 (5.71%) Jython
3 4 (5.71%) Korn
3 4 (5.71%) Lisp
3 4 (5.71%) Perl
3 4 (5.71%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.86%) ActionScript
5 2 (2.86%) ActionScript 2.0
5 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.86%) XPath
6 1 (1.43%) C++
6 1 (1.43%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 15 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.57%) Degree
3 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 14 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (15.71%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.29%) Xen
5 2 (2.86%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.86%) vSphere
6 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.43%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 7 (10.00%) CA Wily
2 3 (4.29%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (1.43%) Dollar Universe
3 1 (1.43%) Legato
3 1 (1.43%) SCCM
3 1 (1.43%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 25 (35.71%) VMware
2 22 (31.43%) HP
3 17 (24.29%) Cisco
3 17 (24.29%) Oracle
4 15 (21.43%) Citrix
5 14 (20.00%) Sun
6 11 (15.71%) Red Hat
7 8 (11.43%) Dell
8 7 (10.00%) 3PAR
8 7 (10.00%) EMC
8 7 (10.00%) SAP
9 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
10 5 (7.14%) CA
10 5 (7.14%) Juniper
11 4 (5.71%) Brocade
11 4 (5.71%) CheckPoint
12 3 (4.29%) webMethods
13 2 (2.86%) ServiceNow
14 1 (1.43%) F5
14 1 (1.43%) Polycom
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago