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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 42 48 49
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing IBM 40 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.55% 2.42% 2.41%
As % of the Vendors category 9.98% 5.93% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 8
Median daily rate £438 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £344 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £585 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £408 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £37.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.02% +14.61%
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
401 405 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 45.62% 40.91% 46.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 217 159
Median daily rate £425 £425 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 28 28
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.77 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.16% +26.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+13.51% +8.82%

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 July 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 July 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
Warrington +7 18 £566 -
Chester -6 12 £381 -8.35%
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 51 (60.00%) Java
2 49 (57.65%) Oracle
3 41 (48.24%) XML
4 39 (45.88%) Finance
5 36 (42.35%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (38.82%) WebSphere
7 30 (35.29%) SQL
7 30 (35.29%) J2EE
7 30 (35.29%) Linux
8 29 (34.12%) JDBC
9 27 (31.76%) Banking
10 26 (30.59%) JavaScript
10 26 (30.59%) Middleware
11 25 (29.41%) HTTP
12 24 (28.24%) SOAP
13 23 (27.06%) Apache Camel
14 22 (25.88%) JBoss
15 21 (24.71%) Continuous Integration
16 20 (23.53%) C++
17 19 (22.35%) CSS
17 19 (22.35%) Web Services
17 19 (22.35%) Apache
18 18 (21.18%) WebSphere Application Server
18 18 (21.18%) Spring
18 18 (21.18%) TDD
19 17 (20.00%) Subversion
19 17 (20.00%) DB2
19 17 (20.00%) Tomcat
19 17 (20.00%) Jenkins
20 16 (18.82%) Waterfall

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 33 (38.82%) WebSphere
2 22 (25.88%) JBoss
3 19 (22.35%) Apache
4 18 (21.18%) WebSphere Application Server
5 17 (20.00%) Tomcat
6 12 (14.12%) IBM HTTP Server
7 11 (12.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 11 (12.94%) WebLogic
8 8 (9.41%) CICS
9 6 (7.06%) iPlanet
10 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
10 2 (2.35%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (29.41%) HTTP
2 7 (8.24%) Internet
3 5 (5.88%) DHCP
4 4 (4.71%) DNS
4 4 (4.71%) HTTPS
4 4 (4.71%) SAN
4 4 (4.71%) SSL
5 3 (3.53%) Firewall
5 3 (3.53%) LAN
5 3 (3.53%) VPN
5 3 (3.53%) WAN
6 2 (2.35%) BGP
6 2 (2.35%) DMZ
6 2 (2.35%) FabricPath
6 2 (2.35%) IPsec
6 2 (2.35%) IPv4
6 2 (2.35%) IPv6
6 2 (2.35%) MPLS
6 2 (2.35%) OSPF
6 2 (2.35%) TRILL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.00%) DB2
2 13 (15.29%) MySQL
2 13 (15.29%) Oracle Database
2 13 (15.29%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.35%) GIS
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 17 (20.00%) Subversion
2 15 (17.65%) JIRA
3 13 (15.29%) Selenium
4 9 (10.59%) ClearCase
5 8 (9.41%) JUnit
6 6 (7.06%) Introscope
7 5 (5.88%) Checkstyle
7 5 (5.88%) Cucumber
7 5 (5.88%) FindBugs
7 5 (5.88%) Maven
7 5 (5.88%) Mockito
7 5 (5.88%) SonarQube
8 2 (2.35%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.35%) ClearQuest
8 2 (2.35%) CMake
8 2 (2.35%) Gradle
8 2 (2.35%) InstallShield
8 2 (2.35%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.35%) WiX
General
1 39 (45.88%) Finance
2 27 (31.76%) Banking
3 3 (3.53%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (27.06%) Architect
2 20 (23.53%) Developer
3 18 (21.18%) Java Developer
4 9 (10.59%) Administrator
4 9 (10.59%) Technical Architect
5 7 (8.24%) Digital Architect
6 6 (7.06%) DBA
6 6 (7.06%) Digital Technical Architect
6 6 (7.06%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Applications Specialist
7 5 (5.88%) Lead Architect
8 4 (4.71%) Designer
8 4 (4.71%) Java Architect
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Server Specialist
8 4 (4.71%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.53%) Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Consultant
9 3 (3.53%) HTML Developer
9 3 (3.53%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (48.24%) XML
2 30 (35.29%) J2EE
3 29 (34.12%) JDBC
4 26 (30.59%) Middleware
5 24 (28.24%) SOAP
6 23 (27.06%) Apache Camel
7 19 (22.35%) CSS
7 19 (22.35%) Web Services
8 18 (21.18%) Spring
9 16 (18.82%) WSDL
10 15 (17.65%) HTML
11 14 (16.47%) JSP
11 14 (16.47%) XSLT
12 13 (15.29%) ActiveMQ
12 13 (15.29%) CSS3
12 13 (15.29%) HTML5
12 13 (15.29%) JSON
12 13 (15.29%) REST
12 13 (15.29%) Servlets
13 8 (9.41%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.82%) Mainframe
2 11 (12.94%) Data Centre
3 10 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (8.24%) PMI
5 5 (5.88%) N-Tier
6 4 (4.71%) Online Banking
7 2 (2.35%) CMDB
7 2 (2.35%) Cryptography
7 2 (2.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.35%) iSeries
7 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.35%) Tandem
8 1 (1.18%) Clustering
8 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.18%) HACMP
8 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (35.29%) Linux
2 16 (18.82%) AIX
3 13 (15.29%) Unix
4 10 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (10.59%) Windows
6 7 (8.24%) Solaris
7 5 (5.88%) HPUX
8 3 (3.53%) Windows Server
8 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (42.35%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (24.71%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (21.18%) TDD
4 16 (18.82%) Integration Testing
4 16 (18.82%) Waterfall
5 15 (17.65%) High Availability
6 14 (16.47%) SOA
7 13 (15.29%) E-business
7 13 (15.29%) Migration
8 12 (14.12%) SDLC
8 12 (14.12%) Software Engineering
8 12 (14.12%) System Integration Testing
9 11 (12.94%) Project Management
10 9 (10.59%) AOP
11 8 (9.41%) Extreme Programming
11 8 (9.41%) Kanban
11 8 (9.41%) Open Source
11 8 (9.41%) Service Management
11 8 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (8.24%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 51 (60.00%) Java
2 30 (35.29%) SQL
3 26 (30.59%) JavaScript
4 20 (23.53%) C++
5 13 (15.29%) C
6 12 (14.12%) COBOL
6 12 (14.12%) PL/SQL
7 7 (8.24%) Assembly Language
8 4 (4.71%) Jython
9 3 (3.53%) Perl
9 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.53%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.35%) C#
10 2 (2.35%) Korn
10 2 (2.35%) Lisp
11 1 (1.18%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 12 (14.12%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.41%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.24%) PMI Certification
4 5 (5.88%) Degree
4 5 (5.88%) Sun Certification
5 3 (3.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.18%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.18%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 8 (9.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.35%) VirtualBox
3 2 (2.35%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.18%) GPFS
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.18%) Veritas File System
4 1 (1.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) CA Wily
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.35%) TADDM
2 2 (2.35%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.18%) Legato
3 1 (1.18%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 49 (57.65%) Oracle
2 10 (11.76%) Sun
3 8 (9.41%) Citrix
3 8 (9.41%) VMware
4 7 (8.24%) Chordiant
5 6 (7.06%) CA
5 6 (7.06%) EMC
6 5 (5.88%) HP
6 5 (5.88%) Perforce
6 5 (5.88%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.35%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.35%) Cisco
7 2 (2.35%) IBM Sterling
7 2 (2.35%) Juniper
7 2 (2.35%) Kofax
7 2 (2.35%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.35%) NetApp
7 2 (2.35%) Remedy
8 1 (1.18%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.18%) Brocade