The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 52 38 32
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Contract jobs citing IBM 68 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.90% 3.54% 4.15%
As % of the Vendors category 8.76% 8.81% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 23 23
Median daily rate £295 £288 £282
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.60% +1.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £268 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £37.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-33.55% +35.45%
IBM
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Vendors Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
776 318 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 55.95% 40.25% 47.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 165 177
Median daily rate £290 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 35 10
Median hourly rate £28.50 £13.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.11% -46.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

IBM Daily Rate Trend in the North East

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the North East region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

IBM
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 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
Tyne and Wear -15 65 £290 +0.78%
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 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 North East region with a requirement for IBM.

1 61 (64.89%) AIX
2 48 (51.06%) Unix
3 45 (47.87%) Linux
3 45 (47.87%) Red Hat
4 44 (46.81%) Security Cleared
5 35 (37.23%) ITIL
5 35 (37.23%) HP
6 33 (35.11%) Solaris
6 33 (35.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (34.04%) Configuration Management
8 31 (32.98%) Analytical Skills
8 31 (32.98%) SC Cleared
9 30 (31.91%) Oracle
10 29 (30.85%) Java
10 29 (30.85%) WebSphere
11 28 (29.79%) Perl
12 27 (28.72%) Mainframe
13 25 (26.60%) CA
13 25 (26.60%) IBM Mainframe
14 24 (25.53%) Firewall
15 23 (24.47%) Service Delivery
15 23 (24.47%) Middleware
15 23 (24.47%) WebSphere Application Server
15 23 (24.47%) Windows
15 23 (24.47%) High Availability
16 21 (22.34%) WebLogic
16 21 (22.34%) JCL
16 21 (22.34%) zOS
17 20 (21.28%) Axway
18 19 (20.21%) Service Management

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 29 (30.85%) WebSphere
2 23 (24.47%) WebSphere Application Server
3 21 (22.34%) WebLogic
4 16 (17.02%) JBoss
5 8 (8.51%) CICS
6 7 (7.45%) MQSeries
6 7 (7.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 7 (7.45%) Oracle Workflow
6 7 (7.45%) Tuxedo
7 6 (6.38%) Apache
7 6 (6.38%) Confluence
7 6 (6.38%) IIS
7 6 (6.38%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (5.32%) FileNet
9 4 (4.26%) AquaLogic
10 2 (2.13%) OpenStack
11 1 (1.06%) IBM Domino
11 1 (1.06%) IBM Notes
11 1 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (13.83%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (4.26%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (1.06%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (25.53%) Firewall
2 18 (19.15%) SSL
3 17 (18.09%) LAN
3 17 (18.09%) TCP/IP
3 17 (18.09%) VPN
3 17 (18.09%) WAN
4 15 (15.96%) FTP
5 11 (11.70%) SAN
6 8 (8.51%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (8.51%) LDAP
6 8 (8.51%) Network Security
7 6 (6.38%) WinSCP
8 3 (3.19%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.06%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.51%) BusinessObjects
1 8 (8.51%) DB2
2 6 (6.38%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 6 (6.38%) Easytrieve
2 6 (6.38%) MS Access
2 6 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (7.45%) Eclipse
2 6 (6.38%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.38%) JIRA
2 6 (6.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.13%) CA Gen
4 1 (1.06%) JMeter
4 1 (1.06%) JUnit
4 1 (1.06%) Maven
4 1 (1.06%) StarTeam
General
1 8 (8.51%) Finance
2 6 (6.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (19.15%) Support Engineer
2 16 (17.02%) Unix Engineer
3 14 (14.89%) Cloud Engineer
4 12 (12.77%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (8.51%) Administrator
5 8 (8.51%) Developer
6 7 (7.45%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) Linux Support
6 7 (7.45%) Technical Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Applications Developer
7 6 (6.38%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Developer
8 5 (5.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Middleware Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) AIX Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Mainframe Support
10 3 (3.19%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (24.47%) Middleware
2 17 (18.09%) ISPF
3 15 (15.96%) Software Packaging
4 13 (13.83%) WebSphere MQ
5 9 (9.57%) IBM Integration Bus
6 7 (7.45%) J2EE
7 6 (6.38%) .NET
7 6 (6.38%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.13%) Regular Expression
9 1 (1.06%) iBATIS
9 1 (1.06%) Spring
9 1 (1.06%) Web Services
9 1 (1.06%) XML
9 1 (1.06%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 31 (32.98%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (28.72%) Mainframe
3 25 (26.60%) IBM Mainframe
4 15 (15.96%) HACMP
5 9 (9.57%) DataPower
6 7 (7.45%) Clustering
6 7 (7.45%) Computer Science
7 6 (6.38%) VSAM
8 4 (4.26%) Private Cloud
9 3 (3.19%) EMC VNX
9 3 (3.19%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (2.13%) AS400
11 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
11 1 (1.06%) Public Cloud
11 1 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (64.89%) AIX
2 48 (51.06%) Unix
3 45 (47.87%) Linux
4 33 (35.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (35.11%) Solaris
5 23 (24.47%) Windows
6 21 (22.34%) zOS
7 16 (17.02%) Windows Server
8 15 (15.96%) MVS
9 7 (7.45%) OS/390
10 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (2.13%) HPUX
11 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (37.23%) ITIL
2 32 (34.04%) Configuration Management
3 23 (24.47%) High Availability
3 23 (24.47%) Service Delivery
4 19 (20.21%) Service Management
4 19 (20.21%) Workflow
5 16 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (17.02%) Change Management
5 16 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (17.02%) OO
6 14 (14.89%) Change Control
6 14 (14.89%) DevOps
6 14 (14.89%) Problem Management
7 13 (13.83%) Open Source
8 12 (12.77%) ITIL V3
9 11 (11.70%) Lean Six Sigma
9 11 (11.70%) Six Sigma
10 10 (10.64%) Release Management
10 10 (10.64%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (7.45%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (30.85%) Java
2 28 (29.79%) Perl
3 21 (22.34%) JCL
4 17 (18.09%) REXX
5 16 (17.02%) SQL
6 12 (12.77%) C++
7 10 (10.64%) COBOL
8 7 (7.45%) C
9 6 (6.38%) Assembly Language
9 6 (6.38%) C#
9 6 (6.38%) CLIST
9 6 (6.38%) JavaScript
9 6 (6.38%) Shell Script
9 6 (6.38%) VB
9 6 (6.38%) VBA
10 2 (2.13%) Bourne shell
10 2 (2.13%) Korn
10 2 (2.13%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.13%) VBScript
11 1 (1.06%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 44 (46.81%) Security Cleared
2 31 (32.98%) SC Cleared
3 15 (15.96%) IBM AIX Certification
4 13 (13.83%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (10.64%) RHCE
6 7 (7.45%) Degree
7 2 (2.13%) AAT
7 2 (2.13%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.51%) SLA
2 5 (5.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 15 (15.96%) GPFS
1 15 (15.96%) Time Sharing Option
2 7 (7.45%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.45%) KVM
3 6 (6.38%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (6.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (4.26%) Docker
5 3 (3.19%) Firmware
5 3 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.13%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 2 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (17.02%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (17.02%) Puppet
2 9 (9.57%) EMC NetWorker
3 8 (8.51%) Tivoli
4 7 (7.45%) Control-M
5 6 (6.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (3.19%) Legato
6 3 (3.19%) NetBackup
6 3 (3.19%) PureDisk
6 3 (3.19%) Simpana
7 2 (2.13%) Netcool
7 2 (2.13%) SCOM
7 2 (2.13%) Tivoli NetView
8 1 (1.06%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 45 (47.87%) Red Hat
2 35 (37.23%) HP
3 30 (31.91%) Oracle
4 25 (26.60%) CA
5 20 (21.28%) Axway
6 17 (18.09%) Microsoft
7 16 (17.02%) Informatica
7 16 (17.02%) Siebel
8 13 (13.83%) Sun
9 11 (11.70%) ServiceNow
10 9 (9.57%) EMC
11 7 (7.45%) BMC
12 6 (6.38%) Micro Focus
13 4 (4.26%) Fujitsu
14 3 (3.19%) arcserve
14 3 (3.19%) Cisco
14 3 (3.19%) CommVault
14 3 (3.19%) Symantec
14 3 (3.19%) VMware
15 2 (2.13%) SAP