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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 59 57 50
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing IBM 12 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.51% 2.17% 1.98%
As % of the Vendors category 3.42% 6.36% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 7
Median daily rate £425 £438 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +1.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £350 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £423 £425
% change year-on-year
-4.14% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.03 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.44 £31.53
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -0.26%
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
351 393 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 44.10% 34.14% 44.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 256 164
Median daily rate £410 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% +3.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £279 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 34
Median hourly rate £13.25 £17.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% +0.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.23 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £25.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Runcorn -1 2 - -
Knutsford +8 1 - - 1
Warrington +5 1 £480 +20.75% 1
Chester +1 1 £400 -20.00%
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 31 (59.62%) Oracle
2 27 (51.92%) Java
3 24 (46.15%) XML
4 23 (44.23%) JDBC
4 23 (44.23%) Linux
5 22 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (40.38%) SOAP
6 21 (40.38%) J2EE
7 20 (38.46%) Middleware
8 19 (36.54%) Finance
8 19 (36.54%) SQL
8 19 (36.54%) Apache Camel
9 17 (32.69%) Banking
9 17 (32.69%) WebSphere
10 16 (30.77%) HTTP
11 15 (28.85%) Tomcat
12 14 (26.92%) Apache
12 14 (26.92%) JBoss
12 14 (26.92%) JavaScript
12 14 (26.92%) HTML
12 14 (26.92%) CSS
12 14 (26.92%) AIX
13 13 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
13 13 (25.00%) Spring
14 12 (23.08%) High Availability
14 12 (23.08%) C++
14 12 (23.08%) SOA
15 11 (21.15%) C
15 11 (21.15%) MySQL
15 11 (21.15%) E-business

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 17 (32.69%) WebSphere
2 15 (28.85%) Tomcat
3 14 (26.92%) Apache
3 14 (26.92%) JBoss
4 13 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (3.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (3.85%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (1.92%) CICS
7 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.77%) HTTP
2 5 (9.62%) DHCP
2 5 (9.62%) SSL
3 4 (7.69%) SAN
4 3 (5.77%) Internet
4 3 (5.77%) LDAP
5 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.15%) MySQL
1 11 (21.15%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (19.23%) Oracle Database
3 5 (9.62%) DB2
4 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.92%) Informix
5 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (21.15%) Jenkins
1 11 (21.15%) JIRA
2 10 (19.23%) Selenium
3 8 (15.38%) JUnit
3 8 (15.38%) Subversion
4 3 (5.77%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.77%) Mockito
4 3 (5.77%) SonarQube
5 2 (3.85%) Checkstyle
5 2 (3.85%) ClearCase
5 2 (3.85%) ClearQuest
5 2 (3.85%) FindBugs
5 2 (3.85%) Maven
6 1 (1.92%) Introscope
General
1 19 (36.54%) Finance
2 17 (32.69%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Architect
2 13 (25.00%) Developer
3 10 (19.23%) Java Developer
4 8 (15.38%) Technical Architect
5 7 (13.46%) Digital Architect
6 6 (11.54%) Administrator
6 6 (11.54%) Digital Technical Architect
7 4 (7.69%) Java Architect
8 3 (5.77%) AIX Architect
8 3 (5.77%) HTML CSS Developer
8 3 (5.77%) HTML Developer
8 3 (5.77%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.77%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.77%) WebSphere Administrator
9 2 (3.85%) Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Applications Specialist
9 2 (3.85%) Oracle Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (46.15%) XML
2 23 (44.23%) JDBC
3 21 (40.38%) J2EE
3 21 (40.38%) SOAP
4 20 (38.46%) Middleware
5 19 (36.54%) Apache Camel
6 14 (26.92%) CSS
6 14 (26.92%) HTML
7 13 (25.00%) Spring
8 11 (21.15%) ActiveMQ
8 11 (21.15%) CSS3
8 11 (21.15%) HTML5
8 11 (21.15%) JSON
8 11 (21.15%) REST
9 10 (19.23%) Web Services
10 9 (17.31%) XSLT
11 8 (15.38%) WSDL
12 7 (13.46%) JAXB
12 7 (13.46%) JAX-WS
12 7 (13.46%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Mainframe
2 5 (9.62%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.69%) Clustering
4 3 (5.77%) N-Tier
5 2 (3.85%) CMDB
5 2 (3.85%) IBM XIV
5 2 (3.85%) User Experience
6 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.92%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.92%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.92%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 23 (44.23%) Linux
2 14 (26.92%) AIX
3 7 (13.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (13.46%) Unix
4 6 (11.54%) Windows
5 5 (9.62%) Solaris
6 4 (7.69%) HPUX
6 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.92%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (23.08%) High Availability
2 12 (23.08%) SOA
3 11 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (21.15%) E-business
3 11 (21.15%) Open Source
4 10 (19.23%) TDD
5 9 (17.31%) Migration
5 9 (17.31%) Waterfall
6 8 (15.38%) AOP
6 8 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 8 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 8 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
6 8 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (13.46%) Extreme Programming
7 7 (13.46%) Kanban
8 6 (11.54%) Validation
9 5 (9.62%) ITIL
9 5 (9.62%) Microservices
10 4 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 27 (51.92%) Java
2 19 (36.54%) SQL
3 14 (26.92%) JavaScript
4 12 (23.08%) C++
5 11 (21.15%) C
6 10 (19.23%) PL/SQL
7 5 (9.62%) Shell Script
8 4 (7.69%) Jython
9 1 (1.92%) Bourne shell
9 1 (1.92%) Perl
9 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.77%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.85%) Degree
4 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.92%) Veritas File System
3 1 (1.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) BladeLogic
1 3 (5.77%) CA Wily
1 3 (5.77%) NetBackup
1 3 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (5.77%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (3.85%) TADDM
3 1 (1.92%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.92%) Legato
Vendors
1 31 (59.62%) Oracle
2 6 (11.54%) Citrix
2 6 (11.54%) EMC
2 6 (11.54%) HP
3 4 (7.69%) CA
3 4 (7.69%) VMware
4 3 (5.77%) Brocade
4 3 (5.77%) Dell
4 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.77%) Perforce
4 3 (5.77%) Veritas
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco
5 2 (3.85%) Fujitsu
5 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.85%) Remedy
5 2 (3.85%) Sun
6 1 (1.92%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.92%) Adobe
6 1 (1.92%) Compuware
6 1 (1.92%) IBM Sterling
Warrington, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
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