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 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 45 58 62
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +4
Contract jobs citing IBM 46 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.51% 2.33% 1.40%
As % of the Vendors category 9.15% 5.12% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 13 7
Median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £388 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £509 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +27.27%
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
503 449 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 49.36% 45.49% 43.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 251 151
Median daily rate £425 £488 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +52.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £700 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 31
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.84 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.92% +34.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.03 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £39.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.10 £18.00 £17.81
% change year-on-year
+11.68% +1.09%

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 25 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 25 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
Chester +3 14 £400 -3.84%
Warrington -1 14 £566 -
Knutsford -3 5 £375 -22.48% 1
Wilmslow - 1 - - 2
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 (51.04%) Java
2 42 (43.75%) Oracle
3 39 (40.63%) Linux
4 37 (38.54%) XML
4 37 (38.54%) Finance
5 32 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (32.29%) WebSphere
7 28 (29.17%) Banking
8 27 (28.13%) J2EE
8 27 (28.13%) HTTP
9 26 (27.08%) JavaScript
9 26 (27.08%) Middleware
9 26 (27.08%) Data Centre
10 25 (26.04%) JDBC
11 24 (25.00%) JBoss
12 23 (23.96%) AIX
12 23 (23.96%) Migration
13 21 (21.88%) VMware
13 21 (21.88%) SQL
13 21 (21.88%) C++
13 21 (21.88%) Apache
14 20 (20.83%) Sun
14 20 (20.83%) SOAP
15 19 (19.79%) CSS
15 19 (19.79%) Tomcat
15 19 (19.79%) Windows
15 19 (19.79%) Apache Camel
16 17 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
17 16 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
18 15 (15.63%) HTML

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 (32.29%) WebSphere
2 24 (25.00%) JBoss
3 21 (21.88%) Apache
4 19 (19.79%) Tomcat
5 16 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 14 (14.58%) IBM HTTP Server
7 13 (13.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 13 (13.54%) WebLogic
8 8 (8.33%) CICS
8 8 (8.33%) iPlanet
9 2 (2.08%) WebSphere Process Server
10 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (2.08%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (28.13%) HTTP
2 13 (13.54%) WAN
3 9 (9.38%) Internet
4 6 (6.25%) DNS
4 6 (6.25%) SSL
5 5 (5.21%) Firewall
5 5 (5.21%) LAN
5 5 (5.21%) VPN
6 4 (4.17%) BGP
6 4 (4.17%) FabricPath
6 4 (4.17%) HTTPS
6 4 (4.17%) IPsec
6 4 (4.17%) IPv4
6 4 (4.17%) IPv6
6 4 (4.17%) MPLS
6 4 (4.17%) OSPF
6 4 (4.17%) SAN
6 4 (4.17%) TRILL
7 2 (2.08%) DMZ
7 2 (2.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.58%) DB2
2 13 (13.54%) MySQL
2 13 (13.54%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (9.38%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.08%) GIS
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (13.54%) Jenkins
1 13 (13.54%) Subversion
2 11 (11.46%) JIRA
3 9 (9.38%) ClearCase
3 9 (9.38%) Selenium
4 8 (8.33%) Introscope
5 5 (5.21%) Checkstyle
5 5 (5.21%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.21%) FindBugs
5 5 (5.21%) Maven
5 5 (5.21%) Mockito
5 5 (5.21%) SonarQube
6 4 (4.17%) JUnit
7 2 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.08%) ClearQuest
7 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.08%) InstallShield
7 2 (2.08%) TestComplete
7 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.08%) WiX
General
1 37 (38.54%) Finance
2 28 (29.17%) Banking
3 3 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (35.42%) Architect
2 17 (17.71%) Developer
3 15 (15.63%) Java Developer
4 11 (11.46%) Infrastructure Architect
5 10 (10.42%) Administrator
6 9 (9.38%) Technical Architect
7 7 (7.29%) Digital Architect
7 7 (7.29%) IT Architect
7 7 (7.29%) IT Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (6.25%) DBA
8 6 (6.25%) Digital Technical Architect
8 6 (6.25%) Network Architect
9 5 (5.21%) Data Architect
9 5 (5.21%) Data Centre Architect
9 5 (5.21%) Lead Architect
9 5 (5.21%) Migration Architect
9 5 (5.21%) Senior Developer
10 4 (4.17%) Java Architect
10 4 (4.17%) Lead Data Architect
10 4 (4.17%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (38.54%) XML
2 27 (28.13%) J2EE
3 26 (27.08%) Middleware
4 25 (26.04%) JDBC
5 20 (20.83%) SOAP
6 19 (19.79%) Apache Camel
6 19 (19.79%) CSS
7 15 (15.63%) HTML
7 15 (15.63%) Web Services
8 14 (14.58%) JSP
8 14 (14.58%) Spring
9 13 (13.54%) ActiveMQ
9 13 (13.54%) CSS3
9 13 (13.54%) HTML5
9 13 (13.54%) JSON
9 13 (13.54%) REST
9 13 (13.54%) Servlets
10 12 (12.50%) WSDL
11 10 (10.42%) XSLT
12 8 (8.33%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.08%) Data Centre
2 11 (11.46%) IBM Mainframe
2 11 (11.46%) Mainframe
3 9 (9.38%) Clustering
4 8 (8.33%) FlexPod
4 8 (8.33%) VCE vBlock
5 7 (7.29%) PMI
6 5 (5.21%) N-Tier
7 4 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (4.17%) iSeries
7 4 (4.17%) Online Banking
8 2 (2.08%) Cryptography
8 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.08%) Private Cloud
8 2 (2.08%) Tandem
9 1 (1.04%) CMDB
9 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.04%) HACMP
9 1 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (40.63%) Linux
2 23 (23.96%) AIX
3 19 (19.79%) Windows
4 13 (13.54%) Unix
5 12 (12.50%) Solaris
6 10 (10.42%) HPUX
7 9 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.13%) Windows Server
8 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (23.96%) Migration
3 17 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (15.63%) High Availability
5 14 (14.58%) TDD
6 13 (13.54%) E-business
6 13 (13.54%) SOA
7 12 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 12 (12.50%) SDLC
7 12 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 11 (11.46%) Project Management
9 8 (8.33%) Open Source
9 8 (8.33%) Service Management
9 8 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 8 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (7.29%) Agile Project Management
10 7 (7.29%) CMMI
10 7 (7.29%) PRINCE
10 7 (7.29%) PRINCE2
10 7 (7.29%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 49 (51.04%) Java
2 26 (27.08%) JavaScript
3 21 (21.88%) C++
3 21 (21.88%) SQL
4 13 (13.54%) C
4 13 (13.54%) COBOL
5 8 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 7 (7.29%) Assembly Language
7 6 (6.25%) Jython
8 5 (5.21%) Perl
8 5 (5.21%) Shell Script
9 4 (4.17%) Korn
9 4 (4.17%) Lisp
10 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.08%) C#
12 1 (1.04%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 14 (14.58%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.29%) PMI Certification
3 5 (5.21%) Degree
3 5 (5.21%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.21%) Sun Certification
4 3 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.04%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.04%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 13 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (10.42%) Active Directory
3 8 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.08%) VirtualBox
4 2 (2.08%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.04%) GPFS
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.04%) Veritas File System
5 1 (1.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (8.33%) CA Wily
2 2 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.04%) Legato
3 1 (1.04%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.04%) TADDM
3 1 (1.04%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.04%) vRealize
Vendors
1 42 (43.75%) Oracle
2 21 (21.88%) VMware
3 20 (20.83%) Sun
4 15 (15.63%) HP
5 12 (12.50%) Cisco
5 12 (12.50%) Citrix
6 9 (9.38%) Dell
7 8 (8.33%) CA
7 8 (8.33%) Red Hat
8 7 (7.29%) Chordiant
9 5 (5.21%) Perforce
10 4 (4.17%) CheckPoint
10 4 (4.17%) Juniper
11 3 (3.13%) EMC
11 3 (3.13%) Microsoft
12 2 (2.08%) 3PAR
12 2 (2.08%) IBM Sterling
12 2 (2.08%) Kofax
12 2 (2.08%) NetApp
13 1 (1.04%) Brocade