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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 46 48 51
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing IBM 24 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.10% 2.62% 2.10%
As % of the Vendors category 7.14% 7.55% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 5
Median daily rate £388 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £324 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £595 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.03 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.25 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
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
336 318 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.47% 34.68% 47.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 172 158
Median daily rate £413 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 26 29
Median hourly rate £14.86 £17.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.58% +36.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +5 7 £452 -
Chester -9 7 £325 -23.88%
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 48 (61.54%) Java
2 47 (60.26%) Oracle
3 40 (51.28%) XML
4 39 (50.00%) Finance
5 37 (47.44%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (39.74%) WebSphere
6 31 (39.74%) SQL
6 31 (39.74%) J2EE
7 29 (37.18%) JDBC
8 28 (35.90%) Banking
9 27 (34.62%) Linux
10 26 (33.33%) JavaScript
11 24 (30.77%) SOAP
12 23 (29.49%) Middleware
12 23 (29.49%) Apache Camel
13 22 (28.21%) HTTP
13 22 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (26.92%) JBoss
15 20 (25.64%) C++
16 19 (24.36%) CSS
16 19 (24.36%) Web Services
16 19 (24.36%) TDD
17 18 (23.08%) Spring
17 18 (23.08%) Jenkins
18 17 (21.79%) Waterfall
18 17 (21.79%) Subversion
18 17 (21.79%) WebSphere Application Server
18 17 (21.79%) DB2
18 17 (21.79%) Apache
19 16 (20.51%) Tomcat

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 (39.74%) WebSphere
2 21 (26.92%) JBoss
3 17 (21.79%) Apache
3 17 (21.79%) WebSphere Application Server
4 16 (20.51%) Tomcat
5 9 (11.54%) WebLogic
6 8 (10.26%) CICS
6 8 (10.26%) IBM HTTP Server
6 8 (10.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (3.85%) iPlanet
7 3 (3.85%) WebSphere Process Server
8 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (28.21%) HTTP
2 6 (7.69%) Internet
3 5 (6.41%) DHCP
4 4 (5.13%) SAN
4 4 (5.13%) SSL
5 3 (3.85%) HTTPS
6 2 (2.56%) DMZ
7 1 (1.28%) Firewall
7 1 (1.28%) LAN
7 1 (1.28%) LDAP
7 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.28%) VPN
7 1 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.79%) DB2
2 13 (16.67%) MySQL
2 13 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 13 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.56%) GIS
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.28%) Informix
4 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 17 (21.79%) Subversion
3 16 (20.51%) JIRA
4 14 (17.95%) Selenium
5 10 (12.82%) ClearCase
6 9 (11.54%) JUnit
7 6 (7.69%) Cucumber
7 6 (7.69%) Mockito
7 6 (7.69%) SonarQube
8 5 (6.41%) Checkstyle
8 5 (6.41%) FindBugs
8 5 (6.41%) Maven
9 4 (5.13%) Introscope
10 3 (3.85%) ClearQuest
11 2 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (2.56%) InstallShield
11 2 (2.56%) Mercurial
11 2 (2.56%) TestComplete
11 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
11 2 (2.56%) WiX
General
1 39 (50.00%) Finance
2 28 (35.90%) Banking
3 3 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (24.36%) Architect
1 19 (24.36%) Developer
2 17 (21.79%) Java Developer
3 11 (14.10%) Administrator
4 9 (11.54%) Technical Architect
5 7 (8.97%) Digital Architect
6 6 (7.69%) DBA
6 6 (7.69%) Digital Technical Architect
6 6 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Applications Specialist
8 4 (5.13%) Designer
8 4 (5.13%) Java Architect
8 4 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Server Specialist
8 4 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.85%) AIX Architect
9 3 (3.85%) DB2 Administrator
9 3 (3.85%) Java Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Senior Java Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) WebSphere Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (51.28%) XML
2 31 (39.74%) J2EE
3 29 (37.18%) JDBC
4 24 (30.77%) SOAP
5 23 (29.49%) Apache Camel
5 23 (29.49%) Middleware
6 19 (24.36%) CSS
6 19 (24.36%) Web Services
7 18 (23.08%) Spring
8 16 (20.51%) HTML
8 16 (20.51%) WSDL
9 13 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
9 13 (16.67%) CSS3
9 13 (16.67%) HTML5
9 13 (16.67%) JSON
9 13 (16.67%) JSP
9 13 (16.67%) REST
9 13 (16.67%) Servlets
9 13 (16.67%) XSLT
10 8 (10.26%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.51%) Mainframe
2 10 (12.82%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (8.97%) PMI
4 6 (7.69%) N-Tier
5 5 (6.41%) Data Centre
6 4 (5.13%) Online Banking
7 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.56%) Clustering
8 2 (2.56%) CMDB
8 2 (2.56%) Cryptography
8 2 (2.56%) Tandem
9 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.28%) HACMP
9 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (34.62%) Linux
2 15 (19.23%) AIX
3 11 (14.10%) Unix
4 9 (11.54%) Windows
5 8 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (8.97%) Solaris
7 5 (6.41%) HPUX
8 3 (3.85%) Windows Server
8 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (47.44%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (24.36%) TDD
4 17 (21.79%) Waterfall
5 15 (19.23%) High Availability
5 15 (19.23%) Integration Testing
6 14 (17.95%) SOA
7 13 (16.67%) E-business
7 13 (16.67%) SDLC
8 12 (15.38%) Software Engineering
8 12 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
9 11 (14.10%) Project Management
10 10 (12.82%) Migration
10 10 (12.82%) Open Source
11 9 (11.54%) AOP
11 9 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (10.26%) Extreme Programming
12 8 (10.26%) Kanban
12 8 (10.26%) Service Management
13 7 (8.97%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 48 (61.54%) Java
2 31 (39.74%) SQL
3 26 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 20 (25.64%) C++
5 13 (16.67%) C
6 12 (15.38%) COBOL
6 12 (15.38%) PL/SQL
7 7 (8.97%) Assembly Language
8 3 (3.85%) Jython
8 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.56%) C#
9 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.28%) Bourne shell
10 1 (1.28%) Perl
10 1 (1.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.97%) PMI Certification
3 6 (7.69%) Degree
3 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.41%) Sun Certification
5 3 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.28%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.28%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.97%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.56%) VirtualBox
3 2 (2.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.28%) GPFS
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.28%) Veritas File System
4 1 (1.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) CA Wily
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.56%) TADDM
2 2 (2.56%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.28%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.28%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.28%) Legato
3 1 (1.28%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.28%) vRealize
Vendors
1 47 (60.26%) Oracle
2 8 (10.26%) Citrix
2 8 (10.26%) Sun
3 7 (8.97%) Chordiant
4 6 (7.69%) EMC
4 6 (7.69%) HP
4 6 (7.69%) Perforce
4 6 (7.69%) VMware
5 4 (5.13%) CA
6 3 (3.85%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.56%) IBM Sterling
7 2 (2.56%) Kofax
7 2 (2.56%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.56%) NetApp
7 2 (2.56%) Remedy
8 1 (1.28%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.28%) Adobe
8 1 (1.28%) Brocade
8 1 (1.28%) Compuware
8 1 (1.28%) Dell