The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Manchester region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 69 54 38
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -16
Contract jobs citing IBM 20 20 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.39% 2.00% 3.69%
As % of the Vendors category 3.04% 4.96% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 21
Average daily rate £323 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.85% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £317 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £478 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £27.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +46.66%
Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
657 403 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 45.69% 40.26% 46.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 172 303
Average daily rate £325 £301 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.88% -11.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £134 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 37 38
Average hourly rate £17.13 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £11.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.49 £30.00 £25.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
IBM
North West

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
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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Stockport - - - -
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 17 (39.53%) Mainframe
2 16 (37.21%) IBM Mainframe
3 11 (25.58%) UNIX
4 10 (23.26%) Finance
5 9 (20.93%) Windows
5 9 (20.93%) Oracle
6 8 (18.60%) Oracle Database
7 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
7 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
8 6 (13.95%) Retail
8 6 (13.95%) VMware
8 6 (13.95%) Tivoli
8 6 (13.95%) Middleware
9 5 (11.63%) Firewall
9 5 (11.63%) Apple
9 5 (11.63%) Cisco
9 5 (11.63%) SQL
9 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (11.63%) Performance Testing
9 5 (11.63%) WebSphere
10 4 (9.30%) AIX
10 4 (9.30%) ITIL
10 4 (9.30%) WAN
10 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (9.30%) IBM Certification
10 4 (9.30%) SAN
10 4 (9.30%) Red Hat
10 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
10 4 (9.30%) Banking
11 3 (6.98%) IBM HTTP Server

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 5 (11.63%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.98%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (6.98%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.65%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (4.65%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (2.33%) Maximo
1 1 (2.33%) Cognos Controller
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) Firewall
2 4 (9.30%) WAN
2 4 (9.30%) SAN
3 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.98%) LAN
4 2 (4.65%) NAS
4 2 (4.65%) Network Security
4 2 (4.65%) VoIP
4 2 (4.65%) DHCP
4 2 (4.65%) Internet
4 2 (4.65%) DNS
4 2 (4.65%) HTTP
5 1 (2.33%) Intranet
5 1 (2.33%) DMZ
5 1 (2.33%) FTP
5 1 (2.33%) LDAP
5 1 (2.33%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.65%) DB2
3 1 (2.33%) MSDE
3 1 (2.33%) DataStage
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.33%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) NetBeans
1 3 (6.98%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.33%) Subversion
2 1 (2.33%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
3 6 (13.95%) Retail
4 4 (9.30%) Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Analyst
2 8 (18.60%) Project Manager
3 5 (11.63%) Test Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Security Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Network Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Network Security Manager
6 2 (4.65%) IT Support
6 2 (4.65%) Project Officer
6 2 (4.65%) Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Architect
6 2 (4.65%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Operations Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) Middleware
2 3 (6.98%) JMS
2 3 (6.98%) Web Services
2 3 (6.98%) Spring
2 3 (6.98%) Java SE
2 3 (6.98%) Java EE
2 3 (6.98%) JAX-RS
2 3 (6.98%) JPA
3 2 (4.65%) RESTful
3 2 (4.65%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 2 (4.65%) .NET
4 1 (2.33%) HTML
4 1 (2.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (39.53%) Mainframe
2 16 (37.21%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (4.65%) DataPower
3 2 (4.65%) Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) Tandem
4 1 (2.33%) Replication
4 1 (2.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) UNIX
2 9 (20.93%) Windows
3 4 (9.30%) AIX
3 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.98%) Linux
4 3 (6.98%) Android
4 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.65%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Vista
5 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.65%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.33%) zOS
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.63%) Performance Testing
2 4 (9.30%) ITIL
3 3 (6.98%) Project Management
3 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
3 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (4.65%) Waterfall
4 2 (4.65%) Test Scripting
4 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
4 2 (4.65%) SOA
4 2 (4.65%) Scrum
5 1 (2.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.33%) Validation
5 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.33%) Information Security
5 1 (2.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.33%) Service Management
5 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.33%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.33%) Security Management
5 1 (2.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) Java
3 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
3 2 (4.65%) AppleScript
3 2 (4.65%) JCL
4 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) IBM Certification
2 3 (6.98%) CCNP
2 3 (6.98%) CCIP
2 3 (6.98%) CCNA
2 3 (6.98%) CCDP
2 3 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.98%) RHCE
2 3 (6.98%) MCSE
2 3 (6.98%) MCSA
2 3 (6.98%) ACSA
2 3 (6.98%) MCITP
2 3 (6.98%) MCDST
2 3 (6.98%) MCTS
2 3 (6.98%) ACSP
3 1 (2.33%) MCP
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.65%) XenApp
3 2 (4.65%) vSphere
3 2 (4.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (4.65%) MetaFrame
3 2 (4.65%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.65%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 2 (4.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Oracle
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.95%) VMware
4 5 (11.63%) Apple
4 5 (11.63%) Cisco
5 4 (9.30%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.98%) HP
6 3 (6.98%) EMC
6 3 (6.98%) Citrix
6 3 (6.98%) i2
6 3 (6.98%) SAP
7 2 (4.65%) F5
7 2 (4.65%) Intel
8 1 (2.33%) ATG
8 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.33%) Juniper
8 1 (2.33%) Cognos
8 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds
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