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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 46 54 22
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -32
Contract jobs citing IBM 40 26 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.25% 2.28% 6.14%
As % of the Vendors category 7.80% 4.84% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 17
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £230 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £22.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -29.13%
Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
513 537 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 41.71% 47.19% 46.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 248 263
Average daily rate £323 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 57
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.31 £31.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
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
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 30 July 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 30 July 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 - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 30 (47.62%) Finance
2 28 (44.44%) Mainframe
3 26 (41.27%) IBM Mainframe
4 17 (26.98%) Oracle
5 15 (23.81%) Telecoms
6 14 (22.22%) AIX
7 13 (20.63%) Middleware
8 12 (19.05%) Windows
8 12 (19.05%) CICS
9 10 (15.87%) UNIX
10 9 (14.29%) Linux
10 9 (14.29%) Oracle Database
11 8 (12.70%) Banking
11 8 (12.70%) WebSphere
11 8 (12.70%) Tomcat
11 8 (12.70%) Red Hat
12 7 (11.11%) Migration
12 7 (11.11%) VMware
12 7 (11.11%) COBOL
12 7 (11.11%) DB2
12 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
13 6 (9.52%) HP
13 6 (9.52%) EMC
13 6 (9.52%) ITIL
13 6 (9.52%) Java
14 5 (7.94%) Configuration Management
14 5 (7.94%) Tivoli
14 5 (7.94%) NetBeans
14 5 (7.94%) Firewall
14 5 (7.94%) SQL

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (19.05%) CICS
2 8 (12.70%) WebSphere
2 8 (12.70%) Tomcat
3 4 (6.35%) Apache
4 3 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (4.76%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.17%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (3.17%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.59%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) Firewall
2 4 (6.35%) LAN
2 4 (6.35%) SAN
3 2 (3.17%) NAS
3 2 (3.17%) Wireshark
3 2 (3.17%) Network Security
3 2 (3.17%) DNS
3 2 (3.17%) WAN
3 2 (3.17%) LDAP
4 1 (1.59%) DHCP
4 1 (1.59%) HTTP
4 1 (1.59%) DMZ
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.59%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 7 (11.11%) DB2
3 3 (4.76%) DataStage
3 3 (4.76%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.59%) MSDE
5 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.59%) WhereScape RED
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) NetBeans
1 5 (7.94%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.59%) WebLogic Workshop
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 30 (47.62%) Finance
2 15 (23.81%) Telecoms
3 8 (12.70%) Banking
4 2 (3.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (19.05%) Architect
2 8 (12.70%) Analyst
2 8 (12.70%) Administrator
3 7 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.94%) Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (7.94%) Java Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Programmer
6 4 (6.35%) Technical Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Security Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Systems Programmer
7 3 (4.76%) UNIX Administrator
7 3 (4.76%) Network Manager
7 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.76%) Network Security Manager
7 3 (4.76%) CICS Systems Programmer
7 3 (4.76%) CICS Programmer
8 2 (3.17%) AIX Specialist
8 2 (3.17%) Technical Design Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.63%) Middleware
2 5 (7.94%) Web Services
2 5 (7.94%) JMS
2 5 (7.94%) Java SE
2 5 (7.94%) Java EE
2 5 (7.94%) Spring
2 5 (7.94%) JPA
2 5 (7.94%) JAX-RS
3 3 (4.76%) RESTful
4 2 (3.17%) Regular Expression
4 2 (3.17%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
5 1 (1.59%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.59%) SAP XI
5 1 (1.59%) HTML
5 1 (1.59%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.59%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 28 (44.44%) Mainframe
2 26 (41.27%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (4.76%) Firmware
4 2 (3.17%) VSAM
4 2 (3.17%) Clustering
4 2 (3.17%) Replication
5 1 (1.59%) HACMP
5 1 (1.59%) PKI
5 1 (1.59%) DLPAR
5 1 (1.59%) DataPower
5 1 (1.59%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.22%) AIX
2 12 (19.05%) Windows
3 10 (15.87%) UNIX
4 9 (14.29%) Linux
5 5 (7.94%) zOS
6 4 (6.35%) Solaris
7 3 (4.76%) MVS
7 3 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.76%) Android
7 3 (4.76%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.17%) HPUX
8 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.59%) SUSE
9 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.11%) Migration
2 6 (9.52%) ITIL
3 5 (7.94%) Configuration Management
3 5 (7.94%) Software Engineering
4 4 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (6.35%) Change Management
5 3 (4.76%) Project Management
5 3 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.76%) Business Continuity
5 3 (4.76%) Data Management
5 3 (4.76%) Stress Testing
5 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (4.76%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (3.17%) High Availability
6 2 (3.17%) Time Management
6 2 (3.17%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.17%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.11%) COBOL
2 6 (9.52%) Java
3 5 (7.94%) SQL
4 4 (6.35%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.76%) Perl
5 3 (4.76%) Assembly Language
6 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.35%) CCNA
2 4 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.35%) IBM Certification
2 4 (6.35%) MCSA
3 3 (4.76%) RHCE
3 3 (4.76%) CCDP
3 3 (4.76%) CCNP
3 3 (4.76%) CCIP
3 3 (4.76%) MCSE
3 3 (4.76%) MCDST
3 3 (4.76%) MCTS
3 3 (4.76%) MCITP
3 3 (4.76%) ACSA
3 3 (4.76%) ACSP
3 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (6.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) RHEV
3 2 (3.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (3.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (1.59%) Control-M
4 1 (1.59%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 17 (26.98%) Oracle
2 8 (12.70%) Red Hat
3 7 (11.11%) VMware
3 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 6 (9.52%) HP
4 6 (9.52%) EMC
5 5 (7.94%) Intel
5 5 (7.94%) Cisco
6 4 (6.35%) NetApp
7 3 (4.76%) Apple
7 3 (4.76%) Sybase
7 3 (4.76%) Citrix
7 3 (4.76%) CA
7 3 (4.76%) Sun
8 2 (3.17%) Spiceworks
8 2 (3.17%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.17%) Teradata
9 1 (1.59%) Symantec
9 1 (1.59%) FatWire
9 1 (1.59%) SAP