The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 25 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing IBM 16 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.62% 4.57% 2.62%
As % of the Vendors category 9.36% 8.02% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 3
Median daily rate £375 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £37.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-33.55% +35.45%
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 Merseyside region.

Vendors Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
171 212 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 49.42% 56.99% 47.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 88 50
Median daily rate £388 £313 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +1.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £82
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 5
Median hourly rate £12.49 £16.73 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.34% +13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £51.67 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.34%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing IBM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Merseyside region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Merseyside region.

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

IBM
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
Liverpool 0 14 £370 +5.71%
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for IBM.

1 17 (60.71%) Security Cleared
2 16 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 14 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (39.29%) CRM
4 11 (39.29%) WebCenter
4 11 (39.29%) Functional Testing
5 6 (21.43%) AIX
6 5 (17.86%) Siebel
6 5 (17.86%) Web Services
7 4 (14.29%) Java
7 4 (14.29%) SDLC
8 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (10.71%) Server Monitoring
8 3 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
8 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Rational Performance Tester
8 3 (10.71%) SQL
8 3 (10.71%) Oracle
8 3 (10.71%) HTTP
8 3 (10.71%) Citrix
8 3 (10.71%) Middleware
9 2 (7.14%) HACMP
9 2 (7.14%) SAN
9 2 (7.14%) REXX
9 2 (7.14%) zOS
9 2 (7.14%) OLTP
9 2 (7.14%) Solaris
9 2 (7.14%) Linux

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) IaaS
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) HTTP
2 2 (7.14%) SAN
3 1 (3.57%) Firewall
3 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) DB2
1 2 (7.14%) IBM InfoSphere
1 2 (7.14%) OLTP
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 1 (3.57%) Banking
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Analyst
1 13 (46.43%) Test Analyst
2 12 (42.86%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 10 (35.71%) Functional Analyst
3 10 (35.71%) Functional Test Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) DB2 DBA
6 2 (7.14%) DBA
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Storage Specialist
7 1 (3.57%) AIX Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Data Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Functional Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Server Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Leader
7 1 (3.57%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) WebCenter
2 5 (17.86%) Web Services
3 3 (10.71%) Middleware
4 2 (7.14%) HTML
4 2 (7.14%) J2EE
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (3.57%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 14 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Algorithms
2 2 (7.14%) Clustering
2 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) HACMP
2 2 (7.14%) IBM XIV
2 2 (7.14%) LPAR
2 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.57%) CMDB
3 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) AIX
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Solaris
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) CRM
1 11 (39.29%) Functional Testing
2 4 (14.29%) SDLC
3 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
3 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (10.71%) Server Monitoring
3 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
4 2 (7.14%) Data Management
4 2 (7.14%) Master Data Management
4 2 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (3.57%) Application Discovery
5 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.57%) Information Management
5 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Java
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) C
3 2 (7.14%) REXX
4 1 (3.57%) JCL
Qualifications
1 17 (60.71%) Security Cleared
2 16 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) PowerHA
2 1 (3.57%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (3.57%) TADDM
2 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Siebel
2 3 (10.71%) Citrix
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Remedy