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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 49 44 18
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -26
Contract jobs citing IBM 24 20 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.46% 2.51% 8.05%
As % of the Vendors category 7.43% 5.36% 16.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 17
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£425 £443 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% +6.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £345 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.03 - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £31.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.20% +38.88%
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
323 373 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 33.06% 46.80% 49.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 160 141
Average daily rate £400 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £160 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 31
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -64.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.30 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -1 9 £427 -
Knutsford -3 3 £625 +38.88%
Warrington -6 1 - - 2
Runcorn - 1 - -
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (42.86%) Finance
2 17 (40.48%) WebSphere
3 16 (38.10%) SQL
3 16 (38.10%) Oracle
4 15 (35.71%) J2EE
4 15 (35.71%) Java
4 15 (35.71%) Web Services
5 14 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
5 14 (33.33%) SDLC
6 13 (30.95%) Integration Testing
6 13 (30.95%) SOAP
6 13 (30.95%) WSDL
6 13 (30.95%) Spring
6 13 (30.95%) Software Engineering
7 11 (26.19%) XML
8 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
8 10 (23.81%) HTML
8 10 (23.81%) Banking
8 10 (23.81%) Degree
9 9 (21.43%) CSS
9 9 (21.43%) DB2
9 9 (21.43%) JUnit
9 9 (21.43%) Servlets
9 9 (21.43%) HP
10 8 (19.05%) XSLT
10 8 (19.05%) Relational Database
10 8 (19.05%) Oracle Database
11 7 (16.67%) XPath
11 7 (16.67%) JAX-WS
11 7 (16.67%) PL/SQL

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (40.48%) WebSphere
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 6 (14.29%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (9.52%) CICS
3 4 (9.52%) MQSeries
4 2 (4.76%) IIS
4 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.38%) Documentum
5 1 (2.38%) Commerce Server
5 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (2.38%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) HTTP
1 6 (14.29%) Internet
2 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.52%) SAN
3 1 (2.38%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) DB2
2 8 (19.05%) Oracle Database
2 8 (19.05%) Relational Database
3 6 (14.29%) Informix
3 6 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) JUnit
2 6 (14.29%) Selenium
2 6 (14.29%) Mockito
2 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 4 (9.52%) JIRA
4 3 (7.14%) Eclipse
4 3 (7.14%) Subversion
4 3 (7.14%) Cactus
4 3 (7.14%) Lombardi
5 1 (2.38%) Introscope
5 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.38%) SonarQube
General
1 18 (42.86%) Finance
2 10 (23.81%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Electronics
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Developer
2 9 (21.43%) Java Developer
3 5 (11.90%) Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Senior Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Programmer
4 4 (9.52%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Mainframe Programmer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Designer
5 3 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Environment Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Web Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Break Fix Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (35.71%) J2EE
1 15 (35.71%) Web Services
2 13 (30.95%) SOAP
2 13 (30.95%) WSDL
2 13 (30.95%) Spring
3 11 (26.19%) XML
4 10 (23.81%) HTML
5 9 (21.43%) Servlets
5 9 (21.43%) CSS
6 8 (19.05%) XSLT
7 7 (16.67%) JAX-WS
8 6 (14.29%) RESTful
8 6 (14.29%) JSON
8 6 (14.29%) PowerMock
8 6 (14.29%) JAX-RS
8 6 (14.29%) XSL
8 6 (14.29%) JAX-RPC
8 6 (14.29%) JDBC
9 4 (9.52%) JAXB
9 4 (9.52%) JiBX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Mainframe
1 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
1 4 (9.52%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (7.14%) Web 2.0
2 3 (7.14%) Online Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Replication
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.38%) DTV
4 1 (2.38%) iSeries
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.52%) zOS
4 2 (4.76%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.38%) Linux
5 1 (2.38%) UNIX
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
1 14 (33.33%) SDLC
2 13 (30.95%) Software Engineering
2 13 (30.95%) Integration Testing
3 6 (14.29%) TDD
4 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.90%) Web Application Development
5 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
5 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (9.52%) Migration
6 3 (7.14%) Web Design
6 3 (7.14%) SOA
6 3 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 3 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (4.76%) Capacity Management
7 2 (4.76%) Demand Management
7 2 (4.76%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.76%) EAI
7 2 (4.76%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (38.10%) SQL
2 15 (35.71%) Java
3 10 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 7 (16.67%) XPath
4 7 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 4 (9.52%) CLIST
5 4 (9.52%) COBOL
5 4 (9.52%) REXX
6 3 (7.14%) JCL
6 3 (7.14%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.38%) C
7 1 (2.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) GPFS
2 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) SRDF
3 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Oracle
2 9 (21.43%) HP
3 5 (11.90%) NetApp
4 4 (9.52%) Citrix
4 4 (9.52%) Perforce
4 4 (9.52%) VMware
4 4 (9.52%) Brocade
5 2 (4.76%) Sybase
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.38%) Compuware
6 1 (2.38%) SAP
6 1 (2.38%) Veritas
6 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.38%) BT
6 1 (2.38%) ATG
6 1 (2.38%) Pega
6 1 (2.38%) hybris
6 1 (2.38%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.38%) Dell
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