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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 49 54 35
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs citing IBM 20 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.74% 2.36% 3.44%
As % of the Vendors category 5.67% 5.82% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 7
Average daily rate
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£439 £369 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.05% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £319 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £420 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £399 £383
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -35.18%
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
353 378 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 48.29% 40.51% 48.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 169 173
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £250 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 40 36
Average hourly rate £18.13 £31.56 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.54% -5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £44.90 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Knutsford +7 8 £463 +12.29%
Macclesfield +7 3 £450 +20.00%
Warrington - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (40.91%) Migration
2 17 (38.64%) Java
3 16 (36.36%) DB2
3 16 (36.36%) Finance
4 13 (29.55%) J2EE
4 13 (29.55%) WebSphere
5 12 (27.27%) Oracle
5 12 (27.27%) JDBC
6 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (25.00%) Mainframe
6 11 (25.00%) Banking
7 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (22.73%) JSP
7 10 (22.73%) Web Services
7 10 (22.73%) AIX
7 10 (22.73%) IBM Mainframe
8 9 (20.45%) Linux
8 9 (20.45%) CICS
9 8 (18.18%) JMS
9 8 (18.18%) HTTP
9 8 (18.18%) UNIX
9 8 (18.18%) Windows
9 8 (18.18%) .NET
9 8 (18.18%) Project Management
9 8 (18.18%) JNDI
9 8 (18.18%) Waterfall
9 8 (18.18%) Agile Project Management
10 7 (15.91%) Capacity Management
10 7 (15.91%) SAP
10 7 (15.91%) HP

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 13 (29.55%) WebSphere
2 9 (20.45%) CICS
3 3 (6.82%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (4.55%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (2.27%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (2.27%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
5 1 (2.27%) NetWeaver
5 1 (2.27%) Apache
5 1 (2.27%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.27%) JBoss
5 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) HTTP
2 7 (15.91%) FTP
3 3 (6.82%) SAN
3 3 (6.82%) WAN
4 2 (4.55%) ATM
4 2 (4.55%) DHCP
4 2 (4.55%) DNS
4 2 (4.55%) Internet
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.27%) RIP
5 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (36.36%) DB2
2 2 (4.55%) Informix
2 2 (4.55%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.55%) SAP BW
2 2 (4.55%) SAP HANA
2 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) JUnit
2 3 (6.82%) Ant
3 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.55%) Introscope
3 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.55%) Mockito
3 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.55%) JIRA
3 2 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 16 (36.36%) Finance
2 11 (25.00%) Banking
3 6 (13.64%) Retail
4 3 (6.82%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Architect
2 7 (15.91%) Developer
2 7 (15.91%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (13.64%) Designer
4 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (11.36%) Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Solutions Designer
5 4 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.82%) WebSphere Developer
6 3 (6.82%) WebSphere Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) UNIX Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) IT Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (4.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (4.55%) SAP Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.55%) SAP Architect
8 1 (2.27%) ATM Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Storage Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (29.55%) J2EE
2 12 (27.27%) JDBC
3 10 (22.73%) JSP
3 10 (22.73%) Web Services
4 8 (18.18%) JMS
4 8 (18.18%) .NET
4 8 (18.18%) JNDI
5 6 (13.64%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 5 (11.36%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (9.09%) HTML
7 4 (9.09%) XML
7 4 (9.09%) Spring
8 2 (4.55%) Servlets
8 2 (4.55%) SOAP
8 2 (4.55%) Struts
8 2 (4.55%) XSL
8 2 (4.55%) CSS
8 2 (4.55%) WSDL
8 2 (4.55%) JAX-RPC
8 2 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (22.73%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (6.82%) Open Source
3 3 (6.82%) FlexPod
3 3 (6.82%) Clustering
4 2 (4.55%) N-Tier
4 2 (4.55%) Tandem
4 2 (4.55%) Online Banking
5 1 (2.27%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) AIX
2 9 (20.45%) Linux
3 8 (18.18%) UNIX
3 8 (18.18%) Windows
4 5 (11.36%) Solaris
5 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.82%) HPUX
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.55%) CentOS
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.27%) zOS
7 1 (2.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) Migration
2 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (18.18%) Project Management
3 8 (18.18%) Waterfall
3 8 (18.18%) Agile Project Management
4 7 (15.91%) Capacity Management
5 6 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
7 4 (9.09%) TOGAF
8 2 (4.55%) ITIL
8 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.55%) PRINCE
8 2 (4.55%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.55%) Zachman Framework
8 2 (4.55%) TDD
8 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.55%) Web Application Development
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (38.64%) Java
2 5 (11.36%) SQL
3 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.55%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.27%) JCL
5 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.27%) REXX
5 1 (2.27%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.27%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) Degree
4 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.27%) CCNP
5 1 (2.27%) CCNA
5 1 (2.27%) PMP
5 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
1 3 (6.82%) PowerHA
2 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.27%) CA Wily
1 1 (2.27%) TIBCO Hawk
1 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (2.27%) Foglight
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) Oracle
2 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (15.91%) SAP
3 7 (15.91%) HP
4 4 (9.09%) Cisco
4 4 (9.09%) Sun
4 4 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 4 (9.09%) VMware
5 3 (6.82%) Dell
5 3 (6.82%) Citrix
6 2 (4.55%) Compuware
6 2 (4.55%) NetApp
6 2 (4.55%) TIBCO
6 2 (4.55%) Perforce
7 1 (2.27%) Tumbleweed
7 1 (2.27%) Brocade
7 1 (2.27%) EMC
7 1 (2.27%) Siebel
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