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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM
North West / Merseyside
Rank 35 31 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -19
Contract jobs citing IBM 3 7 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.16% 2.26% 9.16%
As % of the Vendors category 2.24% 4.76% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 11
Median daily rate £400 £338 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +35.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%

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
134 147 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 51.74% 47.42% 60.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 76 77
Median daily rate £350 £390 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +41.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 12
Median hourly rate £21.75 £16.50 £12.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% +29.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £59.25 £16.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

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
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 16 January 2017. 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 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 -6 3 £400 +18.51%
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 10 (43.48%) Web Services
2 8 (34.78%) Unix
2 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) HTTP
2 8 (34.78%) CISSP
2 8 (34.78%) WebSphere
3 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
3 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
3 7 (30.43%) Splunk
3 7 (30.43%) Vulnerability Management
3 7 (30.43%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (30.43%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (30.43%) LogRhythm
3 7 (30.43%) Patch Management
3 7 (30.43%) QRadar
3 7 (30.43%) SANS
3 7 (30.43%) ELK Stack
3 7 (30.43%) Apple
3 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
3 7 (30.43%) VPN
3 7 (30.43%) Linux
3 7 (30.43%) Tomcat
3 7 (30.43%) LAN
3 7 (30.43%) VoIP
3 7 (30.43%) WAN
3 7 (30.43%) SSCP
3 7 (30.43%) Firewall
3 7 (30.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (26.09%) IBM HTTP Server
4 6 (26.09%) Management Information System

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 8 (34.78%) WebSphere
2 7 (30.43%) Tomcat
3 6 (26.09%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (26.09%) JBoss
4 1 (4.35%) Apache
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) Jetty
4 1 (4.35%) Mongrel
4 1 (4.35%) nginx
4 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.35%) WebLogic Integration
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.35%) Google App Engine
1 1 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) HTTP
2 7 (30.43%) Firewall
2 7 (30.43%) LAN
2 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
2 7 (30.43%) VoIP
2 7 (30.43%) VPN
2 7 (30.43%) WAN
3 4 (17.39%) Wireless
4 3 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (4.35%) DHCP
5 1 (4.35%) DNS
5 1 (4.35%) FTP
5 1 (4.35%) IPsec
5 1 (4.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Redis
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.35%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (4.35%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Security Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Senior Security Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Support
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) HR Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Integration Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) Web Services
2 7 (30.43%) ELK Stack
3 6 (26.09%) J2EE
4 4 (17.39%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (13.04%) RESTful
6 2 (8.70%) Middleware
7 1 (4.35%) .NET
7 1 (4.35%) REST
7 1 (4.35%) Servlets
7 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Management Information System
2 5 (21.74%) Algorithms
2 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (17.39%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Unix
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (30.43%) Network Monitoring
1 7 (30.43%) Patch Management
1 7 (30.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 7 (30.43%) Vulnerability Management
2 5 (21.74%) Information Security
2 5 (21.74%) Open Source
3 4 (17.39%) Case Management
3 4 (17.39%) Data Management
3 4 (17.39%) Master Data Management
3 4 (17.39%) Security Monitoring
3 4 (17.39%) Security Operations
3 4 (17.39%) SIEM
4 3 (13.04%) Process Improvement
4 3 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) SDLC
6 1 (4.35%) Compliance Audit
6 1 (4.35%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.35%) Software Audit
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) CISSP
2 7 (30.43%) SANS
2 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) SSCP
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) QRadar
2 4 (17.39%) Kibana
2 4 (17.39%) logstash
3 3 (13.04%) RSA enVision
4 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Apple
1 7 (30.43%) LogRhythm
1 7 (30.43%) Splunk
2 1 (4.35%) Citrix
2 1 (4.35%) Google
2 1 (4.35%) McKesson
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Siebel
2 1 (4.35%) VMware