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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 40 64 20
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -44
Contract jobs citing IBM 45 17 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.40% 1.41% 6.49%
As % of the Vendors category 7.84% 3.11% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 15
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £243 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £425 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.73 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+61.06% -31.01%
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
574 547 641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 43.35% 45.51% 44.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 248 248
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 51 69
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +2.52%

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 2 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 2 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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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
Altrincham - - - -
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 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 32 (49.23%) Finance
2 27 (41.54%) Mainframe
3 25 (38.46%) IBM Mainframe
4 19 (29.23%) Oracle
5 16 (24.62%) Middleware
5 16 (24.62%) Telecoms
6 14 (21.54%) AIX
7 12 (18.46%) CICS
8 11 (16.92%) Windows
9 10 (15.38%) Linux
10 9 (13.85%) DB2
11 8 (12.31%) Web Services
11 8 (12.31%) Java
11 8 (12.31%) Banking
11 8 (12.31%) WebSphere
11 8 (12.31%) Oracle Database
12 7 (10.77%) JAX-RS
12 7 (10.77%) Java SE
12 7 (10.77%) Java EE
12 7 (10.77%) Spring
12 7 (10.77%) Software Engineering
12 7 (10.77%) Retail
12 7 (10.77%) JPA
12 7 (10.77%) Migration
12 7 (10.77%) VMware
12 7 (10.77%) NetBeans
12 7 (10.77%) COBOL
12 7 (10.77%) UNIX
12 7 (10.77%) JMS
12 7 (10.77%) zOS

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 12 (18.46%) CICS
2 8 (12.31%) WebSphere
3 6 (9.23%) Tomcat
4 5 (7.69%) Apache
5 3 (4.62%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (4.62%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.08%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (3.08%) MQSeries
6 2 (3.08%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (1.54%) CMS
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) LAN
1 4 (6.15%) DNS
1 4 (6.15%) Wireshark
2 3 (4.62%) Firewall
2 3 (4.62%) DHCP
3 2 (3.08%) HTTP
3 2 (3.08%) SAN
3 2 (3.08%) LDAP
4 1 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.54%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.54%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) DB2
2 8 (12.31%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.62%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.62%) DataStage
4 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.54%) MSDE
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (1.54%) WhereScape RED
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Eclipse
1 7 (10.77%) NetBeans
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.54%) WebLogic Workshop
2 1 (1.54%) Introscope
General
1 32 (49.23%) Finance
2 16 (24.62%) Telecoms
3 8 (12.31%) Banking
4 7 (10.77%) Retail
5 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (20.00%) Architect
2 10 (15.38%) Administrator
3 8 (12.31%) Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) Systems Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) Developer
4 7 (10.77%) Java Developer
5 5 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (7.69%) Programmer
6 4 (6.15%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (6.15%) Network Administrator
6 4 (6.15%) Systems Programmer
7 3 (4.62%) UNIX Administrator
7 3 (4.62%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (4.62%) DBA
7 3 (4.62%) CICS Systems Programmer
7 3 (4.62%) CICS Programmer
8 2 (3.08%) AIX Specialist
8 2 (3.08%) Technical Design Manager
8 2 (3.08%) Mainframe Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (24.62%) Middleware
2 8 (12.31%) Web Services
3 7 (10.77%) JMS
3 7 (10.77%) Spring
3 7 (10.77%) Java SE
3 7 (10.77%) Java EE
3 7 (10.77%) JPA
3 7 (10.77%) JAX-RS
4 6 (9.23%) RESTful
5 3 (4.62%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (3.08%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
6 2 (3.08%) Regular Expression
7 1 (1.54%) HTML
7 1 (1.54%) HTML5
7 1 (1.54%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.54%) SAP XI
7 1 (1.54%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (41.54%) Mainframe
2 25 (38.46%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (6.15%) Firmware
4 2 (3.08%) Replication
4 2 (3.08%) VSAM
5 1 (1.54%) PKI
5 1 (1.54%) Clustering
5 1 (1.54%) HACMP
5 1 (1.54%) DataPower
5 1 (1.54%) DLPAR
5 1 (1.54%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.54%) AIX
2 11 (16.92%) Windows
3 10 (15.38%) Linux
4 7 (10.77%) zOS
4 7 (10.77%) UNIX
5 5 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.15%) Solaris
6 4 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.62%) MVS
8 2 (3.08%) HPUX
8 2 (3.08%) SUSE
9 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.77%) Migration
1 7 (10.77%) Software Engineering
2 5 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 4 (6.15%) Project Management
3 4 (6.15%) ITIL
3 4 (6.15%) SOA
3 4 (6.15%) Change Management
3 4 (6.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (4.62%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (4.62%) Mentoring
4 3 (4.62%) Coaching
4 3 (4.62%) Stress Testing
4 3 (4.62%) Data Management
4 3 (4.62%) Performance Improvement
4 3 (4.62%) Business Continuity
5 2 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.08%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (3.08%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.31%) Java
2 7 (10.77%) COBOL
3 5 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 4 (6.15%) SQL
5 3 (4.62%) Perl
5 3 (4.62%) Assembly Language
6 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.54%) MCP
3 1 (1.54%) MCSA
3 1 (1.54%) CCNA
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.54%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (4.62%) RHEV
4 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.54%) XenApp
4 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (3.08%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (1.54%) CA Wily
3 1 (1.54%) Puppet
3 1 (1.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.54%) Control-M
3 1 (1.54%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 19 (29.23%) Oracle
2 7 (10.77%) VMware
3 6 (9.23%) Red Hat
4 5 (7.69%) Intel
4 5 (7.69%) Citrix
4 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.15%) HP
5 4 (6.15%) CA
5 4 (6.15%) NetApp
5 4 (6.15%) SolarWinds
5 4 (6.15%) Spiceworks
6 3 (4.62%) Dell
6 3 (4.62%) EMC
6 3 (4.62%) Sun
6 3 (4.62%) Sybase
7 2 (3.08%) Cisco
7 2 (3.08%) FatWire
7 2 (3.08%) Teradata
8 1 (1.54%) Kalido
8 1 (1.54%) Endeca