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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 39 58 55
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -3
Contract jobs citing IBM 56 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.12% 2.19% 2.26%
As % of the Vendors category 10.35% 4.71% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 13 8
Median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £388 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £449 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +32.63%
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
541 467 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 49.45% 46.51% 44.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 256 157
Median daily rate £425 £475 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +42.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £700 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 34
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £13.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.54 £21.25 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 - 15 £570 - 1
Chester +4 14 £400 -3.84%
Knutsford 0 11 £425 -3.95%
Wilmslow - 1 - -
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 49 (47.57%) Java
2 43 (41.75%) Oracle
3 40 (38.83%) Linux
4 38 (36.89%) XML
5 37 (35.92%) Finance
6 32 (31.07%) Data Centre
7 31 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (30.10%) WebSphere
8 28 (27.18%) Banking
9 27 (26.21%) Middleware
9 27 (26.21%) Migration
9 27 (26.21%) HTTP
10 26 (25.24%) J2EE
10 26 (25.24%) JavaScript
11 25 (24.27%) AIX
12 24 (23.30%) Windows
12 24 (23.30%) JDBC
12 24 (23.30%) JBoss
13 22 (21.36%) VMware
14 21 (20.39%) Apache
14 21 (20.39%) C++
15 19 (18.45%) SQL
15 19 (18.45%) CSS
15 19 (18.45%) SOAP
15 19 (18.45%) Tomcat
15 19 (18.45%) Sun
15 19 (18.45%) Security Cleared
16 18 (17.48%) Apache Camel
17 16 (15.53%) High Availability
17 16 (15.53%) Continuous Integration

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 31 (30.10%) WebSphere
2 24 (23.30%) JBoss
3 21 (20.39%) Apache
4 19 (18.45%) Tomcat
5 16 (15.53%) WebSphere Application Server
6 14 (13.59%) IBM HTTP Server
7 13 (12.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 13 (12.62%) WebLogic
8 8 (7.77%) CICS
8 8 (7.77%) iPlanet
9 2 (1.94%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.94%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (1.94%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (26.21%) HTTP
2 13 (12.62%) WAN
3 9 (8.74%) Internet
4 7 (6.80%) DNS
5 6 (5.83%) SSL
6 5 (4.85%) Firewall
6 5 (4.85%) LAN
6 5 (4.85%) VPN
7 4 (3.88%) BGP
7 4 (3.88%) FabricPath
7 4 (3.88%) HTTPS
7 4 (3.88%) IPsec
7 4 (3.88%) IPv4
7 4 (3.88%) IPv6
7 4 (3.88%) MPLS
7 4 (3.88%) OSPF
7 4 (3.88%) TRILL
8 3 (2.91%) SAN
9 2 (1.94%) DMZ
9 2 (1.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.59%) DB2
2 13 (12.62%) MySQL
2 13 (12.62%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (9.71%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.94%) GIS
4 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.94%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 13 (12.62%) Subversion
2 12 (11.65%) Jenkins
3 10 (9.71%) JIRA
4 9 (8.74%) ClearCase
5 8 (7.77%) Introscope
5 8 (7.77%) Selenium
6 5 (4.85%) Checkstyle
6 5 (4.85%) Cucumber
6 5 (4.85%) FindBugs
6 5 (4.85%) Maven
6 5 (4.85%) Mockito
6 5 (4.85%) SonarQube
7 3 (2.91%) JUnit
8 2 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.94%) ClearQuest
8 2 (1.94%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.94%) InstallShield
8 2 (1.94%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.94%) TestComplete
8 2 (1.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (35.92%) Finance
2 28 (27.18%) Banking
3 3 (2.91%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.97%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (33.01%) Architect
2 19 (18.45%) Developer
3 15 (14.56%) Java Developer
4 11 (10.68%) Infrastructure Architect
5 9 (8.74%) Administrator
5 9 (8.74%) Technical Architect
6 7 (6.80%) Digital Architect
6 7 (6.80%) IT Architect
6 7 (6.80%) IT Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (5.83%) DBA
7 6 (5.83%) Digital Technical Architect
7 6 (5.83%) Network Architect
7 6 (5.83%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) Data Architect
8 5 (4.85%) Data Centre Architect
8 5 (4.85%) Lead Architect
8 5 (4.85%) Migration Architect
9 4 (3.88%) Server Specialist
9 4 (3.88%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (36.89%) XML
2 27 (26.21%) Middleware
3 26 (25.24%) J2EE
4 24 (23.30%) JDBC
5 19 (18.45%) CSS
5 19 (18.45%) SOAP
6 18 (17.48%) Apache Camel
7 16 (15.53%) Web Services
8 15 (14.56%) HTML
9 14 (13.59%) JSP
9 14 (13.59%) Spring
10 13 (12.62%) ActiveMQ
10 13 (12.62%) CSS3
10 13 (12.62%) HTML5
10 13 (12.62%) JSON
10 13 (12.62%) REST
10 13 (12.62%) Servlets
11 11 (10.68%) WSDL
11 11 (10.68%) XSLT
12 9 (8.74%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (31.07%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.68%) IBM Mainframe
2 11 (10.68%) Mainframe
3 8 (7.77%) Clustering
3 8 (7.77%) FlexPod
3 8 (7.77%) VCE vBlock
4 7 (6.80%) PMI
5 5 (4.85%) N-Tier
6 4 (3.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (3.88%) iSeries
6 4 (3.88%) Online Banking
7 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.94%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.94%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.94%) Tandem
9 1 (0.97%) HACMP
9 1 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (38.83%) Linux
2 25 (24.27%) AIX
3 24 (23.30%) Windows
4 16 (15.53%) Unix
5 15 (14.56%) Solaris
6 14 (13.59%) HPUX
7 12 (11.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.91%) Windows Server
8 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (26.21%) Migration
3 16 (15.53%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (15.53%) High Availability
4 15 (14.56%) SOA
5 13 (12.62%) E-business
5 13 (12.62%) TDD
6 12 (11.65%) SDLC
7 11 (10.68%) Integration Testing
7 11 (10.68%) Waterfall
8 10 (9.71%) Project Management
9 8 (7.77%) Open Source
9 8 (7.77%) Service Management
10 7 (6.80%) Agile Project Management
10 7 (6.80%) CMMI
10 7 (6.80%) PRINCE
10 7 (6.80%) PRINCE2
10 7 (6.80%) RUP
10 7 (6.80%) Software Engineering
10 7 (6.80%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (47.57%) Java
2 26 (25.24%) JavaScript
3 21 (20.39%) C++
4 19 (18.45%) SQL
5 13 (12.62%) C
5 13 (12.62%) COBOL
6 7 (6.80%) Assembly Language
6 7 (6.80%) PL/SQL
7 6 (5.83%) Jython
8 4 (3.88%) Korn
8 4 (3.88%) Lisp
8 4 (3.88%) Perl
8 4 (3.88%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.91%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.94%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.94%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (1.94%) C#
10 2 (1.94%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (18.45%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.80%) Degree
2 7 (6.80%) PMI Certification
3 5 (4.85%) Sun Certification
4 4 (3.88%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.91%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.97%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.97%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 13 (12.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (10.68%) Active Directory
3 8 (7.77%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.94%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.94%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.97%) GPFS
5 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.97%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (7.77%) CA Wily
2 2 (1.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.97%) vRealize
Vendors
1 43 (41.75%) Oracle
2 22 (21.36%) VMware
3 19 (18.45%) Sun
4 16 (15.53%) HP
5 13 (12.62%) Citrix
6 12 (11.65%) Cisco
7 11 (10.68%) Red Hat
8 8 (7.77%) CA
8 8 (7.77%) Dell
9 7 (6.80%) Chordiant
10 5 (4.85%) Perforce
11 4 (3.88%) 3PAR
11 4 (3.88%) CheckPoint
11 4 (3.88%) EMC
11 4 (3.88%) Juniper
11 4 (3.88%) Microsoft
12 2 (1.94%) Kofax
12 2 (1.94%) NetApp
13 1 (0.97%) Brocade