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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 46 46 41
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing IBM 23 31 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.97% 3.16% 3.28%
As % of the Vendors category 5.87% 7.54% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 11
Average daily rate
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£432 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.20% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.69 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+54.25% -26.80%
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
392 411 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 50.65% 41.85% 46.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 190 183
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £261 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 49 34
Average hourly rate £18.02 £31.56 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.90% -5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £44.90 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
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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
Knutsford +6 6 £463 +12.29%
Warrington - 4 £300 -
Macclesfield +6 2 £450 +20.00%
Wilmslow - - - - 1
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 15 (39.47%) Migration
2 13 (34.21%) Java
2 13 (34.21%) DB2
3 12 (31.58%) Finance
3 12 (31.58%) WebSphere
4 10 (26.32%) AIX
4 10 (26.32%) Oracle
5 9 (23.68%) J2EE
6 8 (21.05%) JDBC
6 8 (21.05%) UNIX
6 8 (21.05%) Web Services
6 8 (21.05%) Linux
6 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 8 (21.05%) Mainframe
7 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (18.42%) Banking
7 7 (18.42%) FTP
7 7 (18.42%) HTTP
7 7 (18.42%) Windows
7 7 (18.42%) JSP
7 7 (18.42%) SAP
7 7 (18.42%) IBM Mainframe
7 7 (18.42%) Capacity Management
8 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
8 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
8 6 (15.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 6 (15.79%) Agile Project Management
8 6 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (15.79%) .NET
8 6 (15.79%) JMS

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 12 (31.58%) WebSphere
2 6 (15.79%) CICS
3 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (2.63%) NetWeaver
4 1 (2.63%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.63%) IIS
4 1 (2.63%) JBoss
4 1 (2.63%) Apache
4 1 (2.63%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (2.63%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) FTP
1 7 (18.42%) HTTP
2 3 (7.89%) SAN
3 2 (5.26%) DNS
3 2 (5.26%) ATM
3 2 (5.26%) WAN
3 2 (5.26%) DHCP
4 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.63%) LDAP
4 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (34.21%) DB2
2 2 (5.26%) SAP BW
2 2 (5.26%) SAP HANA
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) Informix
3 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Ant
1 2 (5.26%) JUnit
2 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.63%) Introscope
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) Selenium
2 1 (2.63%) Mockito
2 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Banking
3 4 (10.53%) Retail
4 2 (5.26%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Architect
2 6 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (13.16%) Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Designer
5 3 (7.89%) WebSphere Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Solutions Designer
5 3 (7.89%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) UNIX Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) WebSphere Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) IT Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.26%) SAP Architect
6 2 (5.26%) SAP Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.63%) AIX Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Storage Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) TIBCO Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) J2EE
2 8 (21.05%) JDBC
2 8 (21.05%) Web Services
3 7 (18.42%) JSP
4 6 (15.79%) .NET
4 6 (15.79%) JMS
4 6 (15.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 6 (15.79%) JNDI
5 5 (13.16%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (5.26%) Middleware
6 2 (5.26%) Spring
6 2 (5.26%) XML
6 2 (5.26%) HTML
7 1 (2.63%) CSS
7 1 (2.63%) Servlets
7 1 (2.63%) SOAP
7 1 (2.63%) Struts
7 1 (2.63%) XSL
7 1 (2.63%) WSDL
7 1 (2.63%) JAX-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Mainframe
2 7 (18.42%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (7.89%) Clustering
4 2 (5.26%) Tandem
4 2 (5.26%) Open Source
4 2 (5.26%) FlexPod
5 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.63%) Online Banking
5 1 (2.63%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) AIX
2 8 (21.05%) UNIX
2 8 (21.05%) Linux
3 7 (18.42%) Windows
4 5 (13.16%) Solaris
5 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (7.89%) HPUX
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.26%) CentOS
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) Migration
2 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.42%) Capacity Management
3 6 (15.79%) Agile Project Management
3 6 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
3 6 (15.79%) Project Management
4 4 (10.53%) TOGAF
4 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 2 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (5.26%) ITIL
5 2 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.26%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.26%) PRINCE
5 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.63%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) Java
2 3 (7.89%) SQL
3 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) Degree
4 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.63%) PMP
5 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) PowerHA
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (2.63%) TIBCO Hawk
1 1 (2.63%) Foglight
1 1 (2.63%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (2.63%) CA Wily
1 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Oracle
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 7 (18.42%) SAP
4 5 (13.16%) HP
5 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
6 3 (7.89%) VMware
6 3 (7.89%) Cisco
6 3 (7.89%) Dell
6 3 (7.89%) Sun
7 2 (5.26%) Citrix
7 2 (5.26%) TIBCO
8 1 (2.63%) Perforce
8 1 (2.63%) Brocade
8 1 (2.63%) Tumbleweed
8 1 (2.63%) NetApp
8 1 (2.63%) EMC
8 1 (2.63%) Compuware
8 1 (2.63%) Siebel