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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 4 December 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 63 42 62
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +20
Contract jobs citing IBM 37 67 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.25% 3.44% 2.23%
As % of the Vendors category 4.84% 8.99% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 22
Median daily rate £450 £431 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £350 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £510 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £31.53
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +11.02%
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
765 745 660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 46.50% 38.26% 44.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 366 382
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 46
Median hourly rate £14.75 £12.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.95 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £17.50 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing IBM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 9 £498 -
Stockport -9 1 £420 - 1
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for IBM.

1 29 (37.18%) Linux
2 28 (35.90%) Unix
3 23 (29.49%) Java
4 19 (24.36%) Windows
5 16 (20.51%) Middleware
6 15 (19.23%) Management Information System
6 15 (19.23%) Migration
6 15 (19.23%) TCP/IP
7 14 (17.95%) Finance
7 14 (17.95%) Splunk
7 14 (17.95%) LogRhythm
7 14 (17.95%) QRadar
8 13 (16.67%) SANS
8 13 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
8 13 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
8 13 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
8 13 (16.67%) WebSphere
8 13 (16.67%) SSCP
8 13 (16.67%) CISSP
8 13 (16.67%) LAN
8 13 (16.67%) VoIP
8 13 (16.67%) AIX
8 13 (16.67%) Oracle
9 12 (15.38%) DB2
9 12 (15.38%) WAN
9 12 (15.38%) VPN
9 12 (15.38%) Apple
9 12 (15.38%) Firewall
9 12 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 12 (15.38%) ELK Stack

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (6.41%) IBM HTTP Server
3 5 (6.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 4 (5.13%) CMS
5 3 (3.85%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.56%) Apache
6 2 (2.56%) JBoss
6 2 (2.56%) SAS
6 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.28%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.28%) IIS
7 1 (1.28%) Jetty
7 1 (1.28%) Mongrel
7 1 (1.28%) Mule
7 1 (1.28%) nginx
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.69%) BASE24
2 1 (1.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.28%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.28%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.56%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.28%) GitHub
4 1 (1.28%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.28%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.28%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.28%) Silverpop
4 1 (1.28%) Slack
4 1 (1.28%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.23%) TCP/IP
2 13 (16.67%) LAN
2 13 (16.67%) VoIP
3 12 (15.38%) Firewall
3 12 (15.38%) VPN
3 12 (15.38%) WAN
4 7 (8.97%) HTTP
5 6 (7.69%) ATM
5 6 (7.69%) DNS
6 4 (5.13%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (5.13%) Wireless
7 3 (3.85%) DHCP
7 3 (3.85%) SAN
7 3 (3.85%) SMTP
7 3 (3.85%) SNMP
7 3 (3.85%) SSL
8 2 (2.56%) FTP
9 1 (1.28%) IPsec
9 1 (1.28%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.38%) DB2
2 6 (7.69%) Redis
3 3 (3.85%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.28%) MySQL
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.28%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.28%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 9 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 8 (10.26%) Subversion
3 6 (7.69%) Ant
3 6 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.69%) Gradle
3 6 (7.69%) Maven
4 2 (2.56%) Selenium
5 1 (1.28%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (1.28%) Travis CI
General
1 14 (17.95%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Banking
3 3 (3.85%) Billing
3 3 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (23.08%) Analyst
2 14 (17.95%) Developer
3 12 (15.38%) Architect
4 10 (12.82%) Technical Support
5 9 (11.54%) Java Developer
6 8 (10.26%) Consultant
7 6 (7.69%) Security Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) BASE24 Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) Support Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) Technical Support Analyst
9 4 (5.13%) BASE24 Support
9 4 (5.13%) Network Architect
10 3 (3.85%) Data Consultant
10 3 (3.85%) Data Quality Consultant
10 3 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.85%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
10 3 (3.85%) Senior Security Analyst
10 3 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) Middleware
2 12 (15.38%) ELK Stack
3 9 (11.54%) J2EE
4 8 (10.26%) Web Services
4 8 (10.26%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (8.97%) Spring
6 6 (7.69%) GWT
6 6 (7.69%) Hibernate
6 6 (7.69%) RESTful
7 3 (3.85%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (3.85%) SOAP
8 2 (2.56%) .NET
9 1 (1.28%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.28%) Django
9 1 (1.28%) ISPF
9 1 (1.28%) JDBC
9 1 (1.28%) JSON
9 1 (1.28%) REST
9 1 (1.28%) Servlets
9 1 (1.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.23%) Management Information System
2 10 (12.82%) Data Centre
3 9 (11.54%) Mainframe
4 7 (8.97%) Tandem
5 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (7.69%) EMV
5 6 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (6.41%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.28%) Clustering
8 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.28%) HACMP
8 1 (1.28%) iSeries
8 1 (1.28%) Replication
8 1 (1.28%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (37.18%) Linux
2 28 (35.90%) Unix
3 19 (24.36%) Windows
4 13 (16.67%) AIX
5 8 (10.26%) Solaris
6 4 (5.13%) OS/2
7 2 (2.56%) HPUX
8 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.23%) Migration
2 13 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
2 13 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 12 (15.38%) Patch Management
3 12 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 9 (11.54%) Information Security
4 9 (11.54%) Open Source
5 7 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (8.97%) Case Management
5 7 (8.97%) Project Management
5 7 (8.97%) SIEM
6 6 (7.69%) Coaching
6 6 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (7.69%) Supplier Management
7 5 (6.41%) Security Operations
8 4 (5.13%) Process Improvement
8 4 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (5.13%) Server Building
9 3 (3.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.49%) Java
2 9 (11.54%) SQL
3 8 (10.26%) Python
4 6 (7.69%) COBOL
5 5 (6.41%) Jython
5 5 (6.41%) Perl
6 1 (1.28%) C
6 1 (1.28%) C++
6 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.28%) JCL
6 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (16.67%) CISSP
1 13 (16.67%) SANS
1 13 (16.67%) SSCP
2 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 6 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) CCNA
3 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.28%) Degree
3 1 (1.28%) MCSA
3 1 (1.28%) MCSE
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (2.56%) Xen
4 1 (1.28%) GPFS
4 1 (1.28%) NFS
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.28%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (1.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (17.95%) QRadar
2 6 (7.69%) Kibana
2 6 (7.69%) logstash
3 5 (6.41%) Tivoli
4 4 (5.13%) RSA enVision
5 3 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (2.56%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.28%) Data Guard
7 1 (1.28%) Netcool
7 1 (1.28%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Statspack
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (1.28%) Puppet
7 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 14 (17.95%) LogRhythm
1 14 (17.95%) Splunk
2 13 (16.67%) Oracle
3 12 (15.38%) Apple
4 8 (10.26%) Google
5 7 (8.97%) VMware
6 6 (7.69%) Perforce
7 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
8 4 (5.13%) Cisco
8 4 (5.13%) F5
9 3 (3.85%) HP
9 3 (3.85%) SAP
10 2 (2.56%) Citrix
10 2 (2.56%) Intel
10 2 (2.56%) Sun
11 1 (1.28%) ADIC
11 1 (1.28%) CA
11 1 (1.28%) NetApp
11 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.28%) Veritas