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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 44 19 18
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -1
Contract jobs citing IBM 24 58 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.89% 7.03% 7.65%
As % of the Vendors category 6.49% 14.80% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 47
Average daily rate
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£433 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £327 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £19.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+77.21% -36.29%
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
370 392 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 44.52% 47.52% 54.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 167 248
Average daily rate £400 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £254 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 30
Average hourly rate £16.13 £31.56 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.89% +97.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.35 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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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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 -4 5 £325 -13.33% 1
Crewe - 5 £435 -
Knutsford +2 3 £450 -4.25% 2
Warrington -13 2 - -
Wilmslow - - - -
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 13 (36.11%) Java
2 12 (33.33%) DB2
2 12 (33.33%) Migration
3 8 (22.22%) Finance
3 8 (22.22%) WebSphere
3 8 (22.22%) SAP
4 7 (19.44%) UNIX
4 7 (19.44%) AIX
4 7 (19.44%) Linux
4 7 (19.44%) FTP
4 7 (19.44%) HP
4 7 (19.44%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (16.67%) Project Management
5 6 (16.67%) Mainframe
5 6 (16.67%) HTTP
5 6 (16.67%) Windows
5 6 (16.67%) .NET
5 6 (16.67%) Oracle
5 6 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 6 (16.67%) Retail
5 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 5 (13.89%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (13.89%) JNDI
6 5 (13.89%) J2EE
6 5 (13.89%) JDBC
6 5 (13.89%) JSP
6 5 (13.89%) Web Services
6 5 (13.89%) JMS
6 5 (13.89%) Tivoli
6 5 (13.89%) CICS

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 8 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 5 (13.89%) CICS
3 4 (11.11%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (2.78%) NetWeaver
4 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.78%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) FTP
2 6 (16.67%) HTTP
3 3 (8.33%) DNS
3 3 (8.33%) SAN
3 3 (8.33%) DHCP
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.78%) VLAN
5 1 (2.78%) LDAP
5 1 (2.78%) LAN
5 1 (2.78%) WAN
5 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) DB2
2 5 (13.89%) Big Data
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.56%) SAP BW
4 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.56%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.78%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.78%) BODI
5 1 (2.78%) MySQL
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Retail
3 4 (11.11%) Banking
4 3 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Developer
2 5 (13.89%) Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Consultant
3 4 (11.11%) Administrator
3 4 (11.11%) WebSphere Developer
3 4 (11.11%) UI Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Designer
4 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) UNIX Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Storage Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Product Owner
6 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Data Warehouse Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (16.67%) .NET
2 6 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 5 (13.89%) JMS
3 5 (13.89%) JNDI
3 5 (13.89%) J2EE
3 5 (13.89%) JDBC
3 5 (13.89%) JSP
3 5 (13.89%) Web Services
4 3 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (5.56%) Middleware
6 1 (2.78%) SAP XI
6 1 (2.78%) SAP Basis
6 1 (2.78%) XML
6 1 (2.78%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 5 (13.89%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (11.11%) Visualisation
4 3 (8.33%) PKI
5 2 (5.56%) AS400
6 1 (2.78%) Tandem
6 1 (2.78%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.78%) iSeries
6 1 (2.78%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) UNIX
1 7 (19.44%) AIX
1 7 (19.44%) Linux
2 6 (16.67%) Windows
3 3 (8.33%) HPUX
3 3 (8.33%) Solaris
4 2 (5.56%) CentOS
4 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.78%) VMS
5 1 (2.78%) OS/400
5 1 (2.78%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Migration
2 6 (16.67%) Project Management
2 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
3 5 (13.89%) Capacity Management
4 4 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
4 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (5.56%) ETL
6 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (5.56%) Requirements Engineering
7 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.78%) SAP Implementation
7 1 (2.78%) Dimensional Modelling
7 1 (2.78%) Kanban
7 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) Java
2 4 (11.11%) SQL
3 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.78%) ABAP
4 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.56%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) XenApp
2 1 (2.78%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.78%) Foglight
2 1 (2.78%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.78%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (2.78%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) SAP
2 7 (19.44%) HP
3 6 (16.67%) Oracle
4 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.33%) NetApp
5 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 3 (8.33%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 3 (8.33%) Dell
6 2 (5.56%) VMware
6 2 (5.56%) Brocade
6 2 (5.56%) Sun
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco
6 2 (5.56%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.78%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.78%) Tumbleweed
7 1 (2.78%) EMC
7 1 (2.78%) Citrix
7 1 (2.78%) Informatica
7 1 (2.78%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.78%) JBoss