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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 10 16 9
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing IBM 6 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 9.38% 5.07% 7.14%
As % of the Vendors category 22.22% 18.42% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate
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£463 £412 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.29% +9.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.69 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+54.25% -26.80%
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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
27 38 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Knutsford 42.19% 27.54% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 17
Average daily rate £287 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.60% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £550 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 December 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 6 (66.67%) J2EE
1 6 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) JNDI
2 5 (55.56%) Project Management
2 5 (55.56%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (55.56%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) DB2
2 5 (55.56%) JDBC
2 5 (55.56%) JSP
2 5 (55.56%) JMS
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) CICS
2 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
4 2 (22.22%) Retail
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) TIBCO
4 2 (22.22%) ATM
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) UNIX

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (55.56%) CICS
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (11.11%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (11.11%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
3 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
3 1 (11.11%) IIS
3 1 (11.11%) JBoss
3 1 (11.11%) Apache
3 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) ATM
2 1 (11.11%) FTP
2 1 (11.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Ant
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (22.22%) Retail
4 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Designer
3 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) TIBCO Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) ATM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) J2EE
2 5 (55.56%) JDBC
2 5 (55.56%) JSP
2 5 (55.56%) JMS
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) JNDI
3 1 (11.11%) Rendezvous
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 5 (55.56%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (11.11%) AS400
3 1 (11.11%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) AIX
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) VMS
2 1 (11.11%) HPUX
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Project Management
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Waterfall
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Master Data Management
4 1 (11.11%) UML
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Use Case
4 1 (11.11%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
1 1 (11.11%) TIBCO Hawk
1 1 (11.11%) Foglight
1 1 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (11.11%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) TIBCO
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Tumbleweed
3 1 (11.11%) Sun
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat