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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM
North West / Cheshire
Rank 40 29 43
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Contract jobs citing IBM 8 46 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.62% 5.22% 2.78%
As % of the Vendors category 3.56% 13.03% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 11
Median daily rate £450 £488 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +11.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £324 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £600 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £414 £376
% change year-on-year
-0.30% +10.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%

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
225 353 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 45.45% 40.07% 48.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 195 173
Median daily rate £375 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £229 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 24
Median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +37.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.98 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.20 £23.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-20.89% +33.33%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +9 3 £470 -21.66%
Chester -1 2 £400 -20.00%
Knutsford +8 1 £338 -10.94%
Macclesfield -9 1 £450 +60.00%
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) AIX
3 5 (26.32%) Windows
3 5 (26.32%) Middleware
3 5 (26.32%) Migration
4 4 (21.05%) CA
4 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 4 (21.05%) Linux
4 4 (21.05%) Java
4 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
5 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) Perl
5 3 (15.79%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (15.79%) JBoss
5 3 (15.79%) Apache
5 3 (15.79%) Unix
5 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
5 3 (15.79%) Tivoli
5 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
5 3 (15.79%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) Dell
5 3 (15.79%) Service Management
5 3 (15.79%) Banking
5 3 (15.79%) Clustering
5 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
6 2 (10.53%) BladeLogic

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 3 (15.79%) Apache
1 3 (15.79%) JBoss
1 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
1 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
1 3 (15.79%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.26%) GlassFish
3 1 (5.26%) SAS
3 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.26%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (5.26%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (5.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (5.26%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (5.26%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
1 2 (10.53%) LDAP
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
1 2 (10.53%) SSL
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) DB2
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
2 1 (5.26%) Big Data
2 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) PowerCenter
2 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) SAP HANA
2 1 (5.26%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.26%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Consultant
1 3 (15.79%) Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Administrator
2 2 (10.53%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Storage Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
3 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Cognos Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Management Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Server Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) TM1 Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Middleware
2 2 (10.53%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (10.53%) REST
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (10.53%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) Ajax
3 1 (5.26%) Dojo
3 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.26%) Java EE
3 1 (5.26%) JMS
3 1 (5.26%) JPA
3 1 (5.26%) jQuery
3 1 (5.26%) JSF
3 1 (5.26%) JTA
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (5.26%) Spring
3 1 (5.26%) Struts2
3 1 (5.26%) UIKit
3 1 (5.26%) WebCenter
3 1 (5.26%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Clustering
3 2 (10.53%) IBM XIV
3 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
4 1 (5.26%) DataPower
4 1 (5.26%) Derivative
4 1 (5.26%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.26%) Taxonomies
4 1 (5.26%) User Experience
4 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) AIX
2 5 (26.32%) Windows
3 4 (21.05%) Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Unix
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
5 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.26%) HPUX
6 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) Service Management
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.53%) Coaching
4 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
4 2 (10.53%) Defect Management
4 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.53%) Open Source
4 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
4 2 (10.53%) Server Building
4 2 (10.53%) SOA
4 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
4 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.26%) Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) Master Data Management
5 1 (5.26%) Software Asset Management
5 1 (5.26%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) Perl
2 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
3 2 (10.53%) Jython
3 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Tivoli
2 2 (10.53%) BladeLogic
2 2 (10.53%) CA Wily
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (10.53%) NetBackup
2 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.26%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (5.26%) Netcool
3 1 (5.26%) SCOM
3 1 (5.26%) TADDM
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) CA
3 3 (15.79%) Dell
3 3 (15.79%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) Brocade
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) Fujitsu
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) Veritas
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Google
5 1 (5.26%) Hyperion
5 1 (5.26%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (5.26%) Informatica
5 1 (5.26%) Kony
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.26%) Sybase
5 1 (5.26%) Thales
5 1 (5.26%) Yahoo!