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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 57 63 40
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -23
Contract jobs citing IBM 33 13 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.32% 1.16% 3.56%
As % of the Vendors category 5.23% 2.70% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 20
Average daily rate
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£413 £375 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £251 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £470 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.69 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -15.65%
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
631 481 639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 44.31% 42.91% 48.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 235 307
Average daily rate £340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 35 37
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £27.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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
Wigan - 1 £325 -
Stockport - - - -
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 43 (53.09%) Finance
2 33 (40.74%) Mainframe
3 29 (35.80%) IBM Mainframe
4 20 (24.69%) Oracle
5 16 (19.75%) Middleware
5 16 (19.75%) CICS
5 16 (19.75%) Telecoms
6 14 (17.28%) COBOL
6 14 (17.28%) Microsoft
7 12 (14.81%) AIX
8 11 (13.58%) Windows
8 11 (13.58%) Linux
8 11 (13.58%) HP
9 10 (12.35%) Red Hat
9 10 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (12.35%) Banking
9 10 (12.35%) WebSphere
10 9 (11.11%) Retail
10 9 (11.11%) Migration
10 9 (11.11%) ITIL
10 9 (11.11%) DB2
11 8 (9.88%) UNIX
11 8 (9.88%) EMC
11 8 (9.88%) Change Management
11 8 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (9.88%) VSAM
12 7 (8.64%) Software Engineering
12 7 (8.64%) VMware
12 7 (8.64%) SolarWinds
12 7 (8.64%) Assembly Language

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 16 (19.75%) CICS
2 10 (12.35%) WebSphere
3 6 (7.41%) Tomcat
4 5 (6.17%) Apache
5 3 (3.70%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.47%) CMS
6 2 (2.47%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (2.47%) JBoss
6 2 (2.47%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (6.17%) MS Excel
1 5 (6.17%) MS Office
2 1 (1.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Maximo
2 1 (1.23%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.23%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.23%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (1.23%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.23%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.23%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) Wireshark
1 4 (4.94%) DNS
2 3 (3.70%) LAN
2 3 (3.70%) WAN
2 3 (3.70%) DHCP
2 3 (3.70%) SAN
2 3 (3.70%) Network Security
3 2 (2.47%) DMZ
3 2 (2.47%) Firewall
3 2 (2.47%) HTTP
4 1 (1.23%) LDAP
4 1 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.11%) DB2
2 6 (7.41%) DataStage
2 6 (7.41%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.94%) Easytrieve
4 3 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.70%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.23%) MySQL
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (1.23%) WhereScape RED
5 1 (1.23%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Eclipse
1 5 (6.17%) NetBeans
2 2 (2.47%) Introscope
3 1 (1.23%) WebLogic Workshop
3 1 (1.23%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 43 (53.09%) Finance
2 16 (19.75%) Telecoms
3 10 (12.35%) Banking
4 9 (11.11%) Retail
5 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (22.22%) Architect
2 11 (13.58%) Developer
2 11 (13.58%) Analyst
2 11 (13.58%) Administrator
3 8 (9.88%) Systems Analyst
4 6 (7.41%) Technical Architect
4 6 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (6.17%) Java Developer
6 4 (4.94%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (4.94%) Security Manager
6 4 (4.94%) Network Administrator
6 4 (4.94%) Network Manager
6 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (4.94%) Network Security Manager
6 4 (4.94%) Mainframe Architect
6 4 (4.94%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.70%) Programmer
7 3 (3.70%) DBA
7 3 (3.70%) UNIX Administrator
8 2 (2.47%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.75%) Middleware
2 5 (6.17%) JMS
2 5 (6.17%) Web Services
2 5 (6.17%) JPA
2 5 (6.17%) JAX-RS
2 5 (6.17%) Java SE
2 5 (6.17%) Java EE
2 5 (6.17%) Spring
3 4 (4.94%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (4.94%) RESTful
4 2 (2.47%) Regular Expression
4 2 (2.47%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.47%) HTML
5 1 (1.23%) XHTML
5 1 (1.23%) CSS
5 1 (1.23%) JDBC
5 1 (1.23%) SOAP
5 1 (1.23%) XML
5 1 (1.23%) .NET
5 1 (1.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 33 (40.74%) Mainframe
2 29 (35.80%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (9.88%) VSAM
4 1 (1.23%) IBM XIV
4 1 (1.23%) HACMP
4 1 (1.23%) DLPAR
4 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.23%) Life Science
4 1 (1.23%) PKI
4 1 (1.23%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.23%) Replication
4 1 (1.23%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.81%) AIX
2 11 (13.58%) Windows
2 11 (13.58%) Linux
3 8 (9.88%) UNIX
4 6 (7.41%) Solaris
5 5 (6.17%) Windows 7
5 5 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.94%) zOS
7 3 (3.70%) Android
7 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.70%) MVS
8 2 (2.47%) SUSE
8 2 (2.47%) HPUX
8 2 (2.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (11.11%) Migration
2 9 (11.11%) ITIL
3 8 (9.88%) Change Management
3 8 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (8.64%) Software Engineering
5 6 (7.41%) SOA
6 4 (4.94%) Analytics
6 4 (4.94%) Configuration Management
6 4 (4.94%) Project Management
7 3 (3.70%) People Management
7 3 (3.70%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.70%) Coaching
7 3 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (3.70%) ETL
7 3 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.70%) Performance Improvement
7 3 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (3.70%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.28%) COBOL
2 7 (8.64%) Assembly Language
3 6 (7.41%) Shell Script
3 6 (7.41%) Java
4 5 (6.17%) SQL
4 5 (6.17%) JCL
5 4 (4.94%) REXX
6 3 (3.70%) Perl
7 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.23%) VB
7 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (6.17%) MCSA
1 5 (6.17%) CCNA
1 5 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.94%) ACSA
2 4 (4.94%) MCDST
2 4 (4.94%) MCTS
2 4 (4.94%) MCITP
2 4 (4.94%) ACSP
2 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.94%) RHCE
2 4 (4.94%) IBM Certification
2 4 (4.94%) CCDP
2 4 (4.94%) CCNP
2 4 (4.94%) CCIP
2 4 (4.94%) MCSE
2 4 (4.94%) RHCSA
3 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.47%) COBIT
3 1 (1.23%) QA
3 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (6.17%) Firmware
2 4 (4.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.70%) RHEV
4 1 (1.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.47%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (2.47%) Puppet
2 2 (2.47%) CA Wily
3 1 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.23%) Control-M
3 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.23%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (24.69%) Oracle
2 14 (17.28%) Microsoft
3 11 (13.58%) HP
4 10 (12.35%) Red Hat
5 8 (9.88%) EMC
6 7 (8.64%) VMware
6 7 (8.64%) SolarWinds
6 7 (8.64%) CA
7 6 (7.41%) Cisco
8 4 (4.94%) Citrix
8 4 (4.94%) NetApp
8 4 (4.94%) Apple
8 4 (4.94%) Spiceworks
9 3 (3.70%) Cognos
9 3 (3.70%) Dell
9 3 (3.70%) SAP
9 3 (3.70%) Sybase
9 3 (3.70%) Sun
9 3 (3.70%) Intel
9 3 (3.70%) Avaya
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