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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 51 30 20
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -10
Contract jobs citing IBM 14 45 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.79% 4.99% 6.50%
As % of the Vendors category 4.14% 10.87% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 43
Average daily rate
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£430 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £327 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £410 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.53 £19.50 £30.70
% change year-on-year
+61.66% -36.48%
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
338 414 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.22% 45.95% 53.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 188 250
Average daily rate £400 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £229 £207
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 37 28
Average hourly rate £16.92 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.37% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 0 4 £325 -13.33% 1
Crewe - 4 £435 -
Knutsford +7 2 - - 1
Warrington - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 12 (36.36%) Java
2 11 (33.33%) DB2
2 11 (33.33%) Migration
3 8 (24.24%) WebSphere
3 8 (24.24%) SAP
4 7 (21.21%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (21.21%) FTP
4 7 (21.21%) HP
5 6 (18.18%) HTTP
5 6 (18.18%) UNIX
5 6 (18.18%) Windows
5 6 (18.18%) AIX
5 6 (18.18%) Oracle
5 6 (18.18%) Linux
5 6 (18.18%) Finance
5 6 (18.18%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 5 (15.15%) Retail
6 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (15.15%) Web Services
6 5 (15.15%) .NET
6 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
6 5 (15.15%) Project Management
6 5 (15.15%) Mainframe
6 5 (15.15%) Capacity Management
6 5 (15.15%) Big Data
7 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
7 4 (12.12%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (12.12%) Tivoli
7 4 (12.12%) CICS

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (24.24%) WebSphere
2 4 (12.12%) Tomcat
2 4 (12.12%) CICS
3 1 (3.03%) NetWeaver
3 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.03%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) FTP
2 6 (18.18%) HTTP
3 3 (9.09%) SAN
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (6.06%) DNS
4 2 (6.06%) DHCP
5 1 (3.03%) LDAP
5 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) DB2
2 5 (15.15%) Big Data
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.06%) SAP BW
4 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.06%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.03%) CouchDB
5 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (3.03%) BODI
5 1 (3.03%) MySQL
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Retail
3 4 (12.12%) Banking
4 3 (9.09%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Developer
2 5 (15.15%) Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Consultant
3 4 (12.12%) Administrator
3 4 (12.12%) WebSphere Developer
3 4 (12.12%) UI Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Designer
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) UNIX Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) WebSphere Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (3.03%) Product Owner
6 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Data Warehouse Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Data Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Data Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (18.18%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 5 (15.15%) .NET
3 5 (15.15%) Web Services
4 4 (12.12%) JMS
4 4 (12.12%) J2EE
4 4 (12.12%) JDBC
4 4 (12.12%) JSP
4 4 (12.12%) JNDI
5 3 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (6.06%) Middleware
7 1 (3.03%) SAP XI
7 1 (3.03%) SAP Basis
7 1 (3.03%) XML Schema
7 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Mainframe
2 4 (12.12%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (12.12%) Visualisation
3 3 (9.09%) PKI
4 1 (3.03%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.03%) AS400
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) UNIX
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
1 6 (18.18%) AIX
1 6 (18.18%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) HPUX
2 3 (9.09%) Solaris
3 2 (6.06%) CentOS
3 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.03%) VMS
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Migration
2 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 5 (15.15%) Project Management
3 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.15%) Capacity Management
4 4 (12.12%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
5 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 3 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (6.06%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) ETL
6 2 (6.06%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (3.03%) MapReduce
7 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.03%) SAP Implementation
7 1 (3.03%) Dimensional Modelling
7 1 (3.03%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) Java
2 4 (12.12%) SQL
3 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.03%) ABAP
4 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.03%) Foglight
2 1 (3.03%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (3.03%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) SAP
2 7 (21.21%) HP
3 6 (18.18%) Oracle
4 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 3 (9.09%) Dell
5 3 (9.09%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 2 (6.06%) 3PAR
6 2 (6.06%) VMware
6 2 (6.06%) Brocade
6 2 (6.06%) Sun
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco
6 2 (6.06%) NetApp
7 1 (3.03%) TIBCO
7 1 (3.03%) EMC
7 1 (3.03%) Informatica
7 1 (3.03%) Business Objects
7 1 (3.03%) JBoss
7 1 (3.03%) Tumbleweed
Knutsford, Cheshire
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