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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 56 60 31
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -29
Contract jobs citing IBM 26 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.59% 2.15% 3.98%
As % of the Vendors category 5.57% 4.91% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 13
Average daily rate
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£425 £420 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £317 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £730 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £25.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+23.52% -7.27%
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
467 346 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 46.56% 43.69% 49.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 156 153
Average daily rate £475 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 34 23
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.27 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.98% +3.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £12.50 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £45.00 £50.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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
Chester +14 11 £416 -20.76%
Knutsford - 2 £443 - 2
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 25 (52.08%) Finance
2 22 (45.83%) Java
3 21 (43.75%) J2EE
4 20 (41.67%) Oracle
5 19 (39.58%) Banking
6 18 (37.50%) Web Services
7 17 (35.42%) SQL
7 17 (35.42%) DB2
7 17 (35.42%) WebSphere
8 16 (33.33%) JDBC
9 15 (31.25%) Spring
9 15 (31.25%) Software Engineering
10 13 (27.08%) SOAP
10 13 (27.08%) XML
10 13 (27.08%) WSDL
10 13 (27.08%) Degree
11 12 (25.00%) Integration Testing
11 12 (25.00%) JUnit
11 12 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 12 (25.00%) HTML
11 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (22.92%) Migration
12 11 (22.92%) Mainframe
12 11 (22.92%) CICS
12 11 (22.92%) IBM Mainframe
13 10 (20.83%) CSS
13 10 (20.83%) JSP
13 10 (20.83%) Servlets
14 9 (18.75%) HTTP
14 9 (18.75%) Waterfall

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 17 (35.42%) WebSphere
2 11 (22.92%) CICS
3 8 (16.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 8 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server
4 5 (10.42%) MQSeries
5 3 (6.25%) Tomcat
6 2 (4.17%) IIS
7 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.08%) Commerce Server
7 1 (2.08%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) HTTP
2 8 (16.67%) Internet
3 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.25%) WAN
5 2 (4.17%) SAN
5 2 (4.17%) ATM
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.08%) FTP
6 1 (2.08%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) DB2
2 9 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 8 (16.67%) Informix
3 8 (16.67%) RDBMS
4 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.08%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.08%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) JUnit
2 8 (16.67%) Selenium
2 8 (16.67%) Mockito
2 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 5 (10.42%) JIRA
4 4 (8.33%) Eclipse
5 3 (6.25%) Introscope
5 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.25%) SonarQube
5 3 (6.25%) Ant
6 2 (4.17%) Subversion
6 2 (4.17%) Cactus
General
1 25 (52.08%) Finance
2 19 (39.58%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Retail
3 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Developer
2 13 (27.08%) Java Developer
3 11 (22.92%) Architect
4 6 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (10.42%) Programmer
6 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Designer
7 3 (6.25%) Mainframe Programmer
7 3 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) J2EE Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (43.75%) J2EE
2 18 (37.50%) Web Services
3 16 (33.33%) JDBC
4 15 (31.25%) Spring
5 13 (27.08%) SOAP
5 13 (27.08%) XML
5 13 (27.08%) WSDL
6 12 (25.00%) HTML
7 10 (20.83%) CSS
7 10 (20.83%) JSP
7 10 (20.83%) Servlets
8 8 (16.67%) JAX-RPC
8 8 (16.67%) XSL
8 8 (16.67%) JSON
8 8 (16.67%) RESTful
8 8 (16.67%) PowerMock
8 8 (16.67%) JAX-RS
9 7 (14.58%) .NET
10 6 (12.50%) JMS
10 6 (12.50%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Mainframe
1 11 (22.92%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (10.42%) Online Banking
3 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.25%) Open Source
4 3 (6.25%) FlexPod
4 3 (6.25%) N-Tier
5 2 (4.17%) Clustering
5 2 (4.17%) Web 2.0
6 1 (2.08%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
2 6 (12.50%) Linux
3 5 (10.42%) zOS
4 4 (8.33%) AIX
4 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.25%) UNIX
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.17%) HPUX
6 2 (4.17%) Solaris
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Software Engineering
2 12 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 12 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (22.92%) Migration
4 9 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 8 (16.67%) TDD
6 7 (14.58%) Project Management
6 7 (14.58%) Web Application Development
7 6 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
8 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.33%) Unit Testing
10 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
10 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (4.17%) Web Design
11 2 (4.17%) SOA
11 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (4.17%) Zachman Framework
11 2 (4.17%) TOGAF
11 2 (4.17%) Capacity Management
11 2 (4.17%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) Java
2 17 (35.42%) SQL
3 12 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.58%) PL/SQL
5 5 (10.42%) COBOL
5 5 (10.42%) REXX
5 5 (10.42%) XPath
6 4 (8.33%) JCL
6 4 (8.33%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.08%) CCNP
3 1 (2.08%) CCNA
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) GPFS
2 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.17%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.08%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (41.67%) Oracle
2 8 (16.67%) HP
3 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.42%) Citrix
4 5 (10.42%) Perforce
4 5 (10.42%) VMware
5 3 (6.25%) Cisco
5 3 (6.25%) NetApp
5 3 (6.25%) Sun
5 3 (6.25%) Compuware
6 2 (4.17%) Dell
6 2 (4.17%) SAP
6 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.08%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.08%) ATG
7 1 (2.08%) hybris
7 1 (2.08%) Siebel
7 1 (2.08%) Sybase