The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 45 65 24
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -41
Contract jobs citing IBM 46 14 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.37% 1.17% 6.13%
As % of the Vendors category 7.52% 2.61% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £240 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £408 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.06% +8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.76 £19.50 £30.70
% change year-on-year
+57.75% -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 Manchester region.

Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
612 537 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 44.77% 44.90% 43.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 241 272
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 49 70
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £36.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Manchester region.

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

IBM
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 16 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
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Job
Vacancies
Wigan - - - -
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 34 (47.22%) Finance
2 30 (41.67%) Mainframe
3 27 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe
4 21 (29.17%) Oracle
5 18 (25.00%) Middleware
6 16 (22.22%) Telecoms
7 15 (20.83%) AIX
8 13 (18.06%) CICS
9 12 (16.67%) Linux
10 11 (15.28%) Windows
11 10 (13.89%) Red Hat
11 10 (13.89%) HP
12 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
12 9 (12.50%) ITIL
12 9 (12.50%) DB2
12 9 (12.50%) WebSphere
12 9 (12.50%) Retail
13 8 (11.11%) Banking
13 8 (11.11%) Oracle Database
13 8 (11.11%) Web Services
13 8 (11.11%) COBOL
13 8 (11.11%) Java
13 8 (11.11%) UNIX
13 8 (11.11%) VMware
14 7 (9.72%) Migration
14 7 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (9.72%) NetBeans
14 7 (9.72%) zOS
14 7 (9.72%) Tomcat
14 7 (9.72%) JMS

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 13 (18.06%) CICS
2 9 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 7 (9.72%) Tomcat
4 6 (8.33%) Apache
5 3 (4.17%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (4.17%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.78%) MQSeries
6 2 (2.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (2.78%) CMS
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) LAN
1 4 (5.56%) DNS
1 4 (5.56%) Wireshark
2 3 (4.17%) Network Security
2 3 (4.17%) DMZ
2 3 (4.17%) Firewall
2 3 (4.17%) WAN
2 3 (4.17%) DHCP
2 3 (4.17%) HTTP
3 2 (2.78%) SAN
3 2 (2.78%) LDAP
4 1 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.39%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) DB2
2 8 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.56%) DataStage
4 3 (4.17%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.39%) MSDE
6 1 (1.39%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (1.39%) WhereScape RED
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Eclipse
1 7 (9.72%) NetBeans
2 2 (2.78%) Introscope
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.39%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.39%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 34 (47.22%) Finance
2 16 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 9 (12.50%) Retail
4 8 (11.11%) Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (18.06%) Architect
2 11 (15.28%) Administrator
3 10 (13.89%) Analyst
4 8 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
5 7 (9.72%) Developer
5 7 (9.72%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.94%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.94%) Security Manager
6 5 (6.94%) Programmer
6 5 (6.94%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.56%) Systems Programmer
7 4 (5.56%) Network Manager
7 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.56%) Network Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (5.56%) Network Security Manager
8 3 (4.17%) CICS Systems Programmer
8 3 (4.17%) CICS Programmer
8 3 (4.17%) UNIX Administrator
8 3 (4.17%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (25.00%) Middleware
2 8 (11.11%) Web Services
3 7 (9.72%) JMS
3 7 (9.72%) Spring
3 7 (9.72%) Java SE
3 7 (9.72%) Java EE
3 7 (9.72%) JPA
3 7 (9.72%) JAX-RS
4 6 (8.33%) RESTful
5 4 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (2.78%) Regular Expression
6 2 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.39%) SAP XI
7 1 (1.39%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.39%) XML
7 1 (1.39%) HTML
7 1 (1.39%) SOAP
7 1 (1.39%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 30 (41.67%) Mainframe
2 27 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (6.94%) Firmware
4 3 (4.17%) VSAM
5 2 (2.78%) Replication
6 1 (1.39%) Clustering
6 1 (1.39%) HACMP
6 1 (1.39%) DataPower
6 1 (1.39%) DLPAR
6 1 (1.39%) IBM XIV
6 1 (1.39%) PKI
6 1 (1.39%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.83%) AIX
2 12 (16.67%) Linux
3 11 (15.28%) Windows
4 8 (11.11%) UNIX
5 7 (9.72%) zOS
6 5 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (6.94%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.94%) Solaris
7 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.17%) SUSE
8 3 (4.17%) Android
8 3 (4.17%) MVS
9 2 (2.78%) HPUX
10 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.50%) ITIL
2 7 (9.72%) Migration
2 7 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (9.72%) Software Engineering
3 6 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 5 (6.94%) Project Management
4 5 (6.94%) SOA
4 5 (6.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.56%) Change Management
5 4 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (4.17%) Performance Improvement
6 3 (4.17%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.17%) Coaching
6 3 (4.17%) People Management
6 3 (4.17%) Stress Testing
6 3 (4.17%) Data Management
6 3 (4.17%) Business Continuity
6 3 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.78%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) COBOL
1 8 (11.11%) Java
2 6 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.17%) Assembly Language
3 3 (4.17%) Perl
3 3 (4.17%) SQL
4 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) MCSA
1 5 (6.94%) CCNA
1 5 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (6.94%) IBM Certification
1 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.56%) ACSP
2 4 (5.56%) ACSA
2 4 (5.56%) MCDST
2 4 (5.56%) MCTS
2 4 (5.56%) MCITP
2 4 (5.56%) RHCE
2 4 (5.56%) CCDP
2 4 (5.56%) CCNP
2 4 (5.56%) CCIP
2 4 (5.56%) MCSE
3 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.39%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (4.17%) RHEV
3 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.39%) XenApp
3 1 (1.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.78%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.78%) CA Wily
2 2 (2.78%) Puppet
3 1 (1.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.39%) Control-M
3 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.39%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.39%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 21 (29.17%) Oracle
2 10 (13.89%) HP
2 10 (13.89%) Red Hat
3 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 8 (11.11%) VMware
5 7 (9.72%) SolarWinds
5 7 (9.72%) EMC
6 6 (8.33%) CA
6 6 (8.33%) Cisco
7 5 (6.94%) Intel
7 5 (6.94%) Citrix
8 4 (5.56%) NetApp
8 4 (5.56%) Apple
8 4 (5.56%) Spiceworks
9 3 (4.17%) FatWire
9 3 (4.17%) Dell
9 3 (4.17%) Avaya
9 3 (4.17%) Sun
9 3 (4.17%) Sybase
10 2 (2.78%) JBoss