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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 12 26 29
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +3
Contract jobs citing IBM 24 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.45% 0.53% 1.02%
As % of the Vendors category 13.48% 1.03% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 2
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% -13.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £315 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £315 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £400 £383
% change year-on-year
-2.81% +4.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -31.37%
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
178 97 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 62.68% 51.05% 38.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 52 36
Average daily rate £283 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 13
Average hourly rate £12.42 £16.50 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.72% +34.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £20.10 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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Average
Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 21 (84.00%) Remedy
2 15 (60.00%) Netcool
2 15 (60.00%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 15 (60.00%) SCCM
2 15 (60.00%) SCOM
3 9 (36.00%) SAN
3 9 (36.00%) UNIX
4 7 (28.00%) Windows
4 7 (28.00%) ITIL
5 6 (24.00%) SLA
5 6 (24.00%) HP
5 6 (24.00%) EMC
5 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (12.00%) SAP Basis
6 3 (12.00%) SAP
6 3 (12.00%) DB2
7 2 (8.00%) MOM
7 2 (8.00%) Data Security
7 2 (8.00%) Finance
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.00%) Spring
8 1 (4.00%) Ajax
8 1 (4.00%) jQuery
8 1 (4.00%) PRINCE
8 1 (4.00%) Ant
8 1 (4.00%) JUnit
8 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.00%) PMI

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) SAN
2 1 (4.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Ant
1 1 (4.00%) JUnit
1 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) SCCM Specialist
2 6 (24.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) DBA
3 3 (12.00%) Project Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) DB2 Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (4.00%) Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) SAP Basis Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Senior DBA
5 1 (4.00%) SAP Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Senior SAP Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) SAP Basis
2 1 (4.00%) Spring
2 1 (4.00%) Ajax
2 1 (4.00%) jQuery
2 1 (4.00%) JDBC
2 1 (4.00%) JSP
2 1 (4.00%) Struts
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) UNIX
2 7 (28.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) ITIL
2 2 (8.00%) Data Security
2 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.00%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Java
1 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 15 (60.00%) Netcool
1 15 (60.00%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 15 (60.00%) SCCM
1 15 (60.00%) SCOM
2 2 (8.00%) MOM
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Remedy
2 6 (24.00%) HP
2 6 (24.00%) EMC
3 3 (12.00%) SAP
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle