The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 14 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing IBM 3 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 4.84% 4.32% 3.17%
As % of the Vendors category 10.34% 13.04% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £470 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £23.46 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-8.35% -12.78%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Knutsford region.

Vendors Category
Knutsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
29 46 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 46.77% 33.09% 31.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 16
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £550 £626
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Knutsford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Knutsford region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Knutsford

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 2 (50.00%) J2EE
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) AS400
2 1 (25.00%) Foglight
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Tandem
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (25.00%) JNDI
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (25.00%) PKI
2 1 (25.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Coherence

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Knutsford 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 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (25.00%) CICS
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (25.00%) JBoss
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
1 1 (25.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) JDBC
2 1 (25.00%) JSP
2 1 (25.00%) JMS
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (25.00%) JNDI
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) AS400
2 1 (25.00%) Tandem
2 1 (25.00%) PKI
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
2 1 (25.00%) HPUX
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) VMS
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) UML
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Data Management
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (25.00%) Use Case
1 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (25.00%) Foglight
1 1 (25.00%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (25.00%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Sun
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (25.00%) TIBCO
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 1 (25.00%) Tumbleweed