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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 55 67 54
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing IBM 52 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.85% 1.62% 2.29%
As % of the Vendors category 7.23% 3.93% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 8
Average daily rate £400 £475 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +38.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £383 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £510 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £406
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +100.00%
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
719 585 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 39.44% 41.23% 47.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 328 279
Average daily rate £365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 26
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.23 £10.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheadle -4 1 £400 -21.95%
Stockport - 1 - -
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 38 (31.93%) WebSphere
2 33 (27.73%) Unix
3 29 (24.37%) Finance
3 29 (24.37%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 27 (22.69%) Mainframe
4 27 (22.69%) Linux
5 26 (21.85%) AIX
6 24 (20.17%) Java
7 19 (15.97%) Oracle
8 17 (14.29%) Middleware
9 16 (13.45%) Subversion
10 15 (12.61%) WebSphere MQ
10 15 (12.61%) Solaris
11 14 (11.76%) DB2
11 14 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe
12 13 (10.92%) Migration
12 13 (10.92%) Windows
13 12 (10.08%) Software Engineering
13 12 (10.08%) IBM Integration Bus
14 11 (9.24%) Banking
14 11 (9.24%) ITIL
14 11 (9.24%) WebSphere Application Server
14 11 (9.24%) SQL
14 11 (9.24%) WAN
14 11 (9.24%) TCP/IP
15 10 (8.40%) Cisco
15 10 (8.40%) HP
15 10 (8.40%) SMTP
16 9 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (7.56%) Spring

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 38 (31.93%) WebSphere
2 11 (9.24%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (6.72%) JBoss
3 8 (6.72%) WebLogic
4 6 (5.04%) SAS
5 4 (3.36%) Apache
5 4 (3.36%) CICS
6 2 (1.68%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.84%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.84%) IIS
7 1 (0.84%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (1.68%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.20%) BASE24
2 3 (2.52%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.68%) Unica
4 1 (0.84%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.24%) TCP/IP
1 11 (9.24%) WAN
2 10 (8.40%) SMTP
3 9 (7.56%) SSL
4 8 (6.72%) DNS
4 8 (6.72%) LAN
4 8 (6.72%) SNMP
5 7 (5.88%) SAN
6 5 (4.20%) ATM
7 4 (3.36%) Firewall
8 3 (2.52%) DMZ
8 3 (2.52%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (2.52%) NetScaler
8 3 (2.52%) tcpdump
8 3 (2.52%) Wireshark
9 2 (1.68%) FTP
9 2 (1.68%) LDAP
9 2 (1.68%) SMS
9 2 (1.68%) SNA
9 2 (1.68%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.76%) DB2
2 7 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.68%) Base SAS
3 2 (1.68%) Big Data
3 2 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.68%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.68%) MS Access
3 2 (1.68%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.68%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.68%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.84%) DataStage
4 1 (0.84%) Easytrieve
4 1 (0.84%) IDMS
4 1 (0.84%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 16 (13.45%) Subversion
2 9 (7.56%) Ant
2 9 (7.56%) Maven
3 8 (6.72%) Git (software)
3 8 (6.72%) Gradle
3 8 (6.72%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.20%) Eclipse
4 5 (4.20%) Lombardi
4 5 (4.20%) SoapUI
5 4 (3.36%) Selenium
6 2 (1.68%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.68%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.68%) Toad
7 1 (0.84%) CA Gen
7 1 (0.84%) NetBeans
General
1 29 (24.37%) Finance
2 11 (9.24%) Banking
3 8 (6.72%) Electronics
4 6 (5.04%) Retail
5 5 (4.20%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.20%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.84%) Law
6 1 (0.84%) Legal
6 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (27.73%) Developer
2 22 (18.49%) Designer
3 18 (15.13%) Analyst
4 14 (11.76%) Architect
5 10 (8.40%) Technical Analyst
6 9 (7.56%) WebSphere Developer
7 8 (6.72%) Software Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Administrator
9 6 (5.04%) Consultant
9 6 (5.04%) Integration Architect
9 6 (5.04%) Senior Software Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Middleware Analyst
10 5 (4.20%) Support Analyst
10 5 (4.20%) Technical Support
10 5 (4.20%) Technical Support Analyst
10 5 (4.20%) Technical Tester
10 5 (4.20%) Tester
11 4 (3.36%) AIX Specialist
11 4 (3.36%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.29%) Middleware
2 15 (12.61%) WebSphere MQ
3 12 (10.08%) IBM Integration Bus
4 9 (7.56%) Spring
4 9 (7.56%) XML
5 8 (6.72%) Hibernate
5 8 (6.72%) Web Services
6 7 (5.88%) J2EE
7 5 (4.20%) JSON
7 5 (4.20%) RESTful
7 5 (4.20%) SOAP
8 4 (3.36%) .NET
8 4 (3.36%) CSS
8 4 (3.36%) CSS3
8 4 (3.36%) HTML
9 3 (2.52%) Java EE
10 2 (1.68%) ISPF
10 2 (1.68%) Java EE 5
10 2 (1.68%) JMS
11 1 (0.84%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.69%) Mainframe
2 14 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.20%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.20%) EMV
5 5 (4.20%) Tandem
5 5 (4.20%) VSAM
6 4 (3.36%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.52%) Clustering
7 3 (2.52%) HACMP
7 3 (2.52%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.68%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.68%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.84%) AS400
9 1 (0.84%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.84%) EFT
9 1 (0.84%) iSeries
9 1 (0.84%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 33 (27.73%) Unix
2 27 (22.69%) Linux
3 26 (21.85%) AIX
4 15 (12.61%) Solaris
5 13 (10.92%) Windows
6 7 (5.88%) zOS
7 3 (2.52%) Android
7 3 (2.52%) HPUX
7 3 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.84%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.84%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (10.92%) Migration
2 12 (10.08%) Software Engineering
3 11 (9.24%) ITIL
4 9 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (6.72%) SOLID
6 6 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (5.04%) Incident Management
6 6 (5.04%) Integration Testing
6 6 (5.04%) Project Management
6 6 (5.04%) Service Management
6 6 (5.04%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (4.20%) Change Management
7 5 (4.20%) Functional Testing
8 4 (3.36%) Data Governance
8 4 (3.36%) Data Management
8 4 (3.36%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (3.36%) Scrum
8 4 (3.36%) SIEM
8 4 (3.36%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.17%) Java
2 11 (9.24%) SQL
3 8 (6.72%) JavaScript
3 8 (6.72%) Shell Script
4 7 (5.88%) COBOL
5 2 (1.68%) JCL
6 1 (0.84%) C
6 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.84%) REXX
Qualifications
1 8 (6.72%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (4.20%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.52%) ACSA
3 3 (2.52%) ACSP
3 3 (2.52%) CCDP
3 3 (2.52%) CCIP
3 3 (2.52%) CCNA
3 3 (2.52%) CCNP
3 3 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.52%) IBM Certification
3 3 (2.52%) MCDST
3 3 (2.52%) MCITP
3 3 (2.52%) MCSA
3 3 (2.52%) MCSE
3 3 (2.52%) MCTS
3 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.52%) RHCE
3 3 (2.52%) RHCSA
3 3 (2.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.84%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.52%) GPFS
1 3 (2.52%) Hyper-V
1 3 (2.52%) RACF
1 3 (2.52%) Snort
1 3 (2.52%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (1.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.84%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 29 (24.37%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 5 (4.20%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.52%) OMEGAMON
3 3 (2.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.68%) DameWare
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (1.68%) QRadar
4 2 (1.68%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.84%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.84%) zSecure
Vendors
1 19 (15.97%) Oracle
2 10 (8.40%) Cisco
2 10 (8.40%) HP
3 8 (6.72%) Perforce
4 7 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 6 (5.04%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.04%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (4.20%) CA
7 4 (3.36%) Citrix
7 4 (3.36%) Teradata
8 3 (2.52%) 3PAR
8 3 (2.52%) Apple
8 3 (2.52%) Avaya
8 3 (2.52%) EMC
8 3 (2.52%) NetApp
8 3 (2.52%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.52%) Sourcefire
9 2 (1.68%) Sun
9 2 (1.68%) Trillium
9 2 (1.68%) VMware