The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 57 64 52
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Contract jobs citing IBM 98 71 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.87% 2.55% 3.30%
As % of the Vendors category 6.24% 5.83% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 25 22
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£406 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.95% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £415 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -21.56%
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 West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1571 1218 1077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.96% 43.69% 45.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 562 485
Average daily rate £375 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 82 102
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.75 £18.59
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.62% +38.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.63 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

IBM Daily Rate Trend in the North West

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

IBM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +6 27 £426 +27.56% 4
Manchester -15 27 £475 +44.48% 13
Merseyside +5 21 £250 -20.63% 1
Lancashire -7 11 £285 +11.21% 3
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 65 (37.36%) Finance
2 54 (31.03%) Mainframe
3 41 (23.56%) DB2
3 41 (23.56%) UNIX
4 40 (22.99%) IBM Mainframe
5 36 (20.69%) Oracle
6 31 (17.82%) CICS
7 28 (16.09%) Microsoft
7 28 (16.09%) SQL
7 28 (16.09%) Banking
8 26 (14.94%) HP
9 25 (14.37%) WebSphere
10 24 (13.79%) Java
10 24 (13.79%) AIX
11 22 (12.64%) Linux
11 22 (12.64%) ITIL
11 22 (12.64%) Remedy
12 20 (11.49%) COBOL
13 19 (10.92%) Windows
13 19 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (10.34%) JCL
14 18 (10.34%) SAN
15 17 (9.77%) CA
15 17 (9.77%) J2EE
15 17 (9.77%) XML
15 17 (9.77%) JDBC
15 17 (9.77%) SCCM
16 16 (9.20%) SCOM
16 16 (9.20%) Web Services
16 16 (9.20%) Cisco

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 31 (17.82%) CICS
2 25 (14.37%) WebSphere
3 14 (8.05%) MQSeries
4 10 (5.75%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.60%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (2.87%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (2.30%) IBM HTTP Server
7 4 (2.30%) WebSphere Process Server
7 4 (2.30%) JBoss
8 3 (1.72%) IIS
8 3 (1.72%) TIBCO EMS
8 3 (1.72%) WebSphere Portal
8 3 (1.72%) Quickr
8 3 (1.72%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
9 2 (1.15%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.15%) CMS
9 2 (1.15%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.57%) Apache
10 1 (0.57%) Documentum
Applications
1 10 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.30%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.72%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (1.72%) Maximo
2 2 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.15%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (0.57%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.57%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.57%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.57%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.57%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.87%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.57%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.34%) SAN
2 10 (5.75%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.45%) HTTP
3 6 (3.45%) WAN
4 4 (2.30%) Firewall
4 4 (2.30%) Network Security
5 3 (1.72%) Internet
6 2 (1.15%) ATM
6 2 (1.15%) DMZ
7 1 (0.57%) Intranet
7 1 (0.57%) RIP
7 1 (0.57%) SMS
7 1 (0.57%) FTP
7 1 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (23.56%) DB2
2 9 (5.17%) DataStage
2 9 (5.17%) IMS/DB
3 8 (4.60%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.87%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.87%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.87%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.30%) Easytrieve
6 3 (1.72%) Big Data
6 3 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.72%) Informix
7 2 (1.15%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.15%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.15%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.57%) MySQL
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.57%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (4.60%) Eclipse
2 6 (3.45%) Ant
2 6 (3.45%) JUnit
3 3 (1.72%) JIRA
3 3 (1.72%) Selenium
3 3 (1.72%) Mockito
3 3 (1.72%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.72%) Introscope
3 3 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.57%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.57%) Subversion
4 1 (0.57%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 65 (37.36%) Finance
2 28 (16.09%) Banking
3 11 (6.32%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.60%) Retail
5 4 (2.30%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.72%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.72%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.72%) Marketing
6 3 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.15%) Law
7 2 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.57%) Electronics
8 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.57%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 40 (22.99%) Architect
2 36 (20.69%) Developer
3 16 (9.20%) Analyst
4 13 (7.47%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (7.47%) SCCM Specialist
5 12 (6.90%) Technical Architect
6 10 (5.75%) Programmer
6 10 (5.75%) Mainframe Developer
7 9 (5.17%) DBA
7 9 (5.17%) Consultant
8 8 (4.60%) Java Developer
8 8 (4.60%) Designer
8 8 (4.60%) IBM Mainframe Developer
9 7 (4.02%) Technical Design Leader
9 7 (4.02%) Lead Architect
9 7 (4.02%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (3.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 5 (2.87%) Network Manager
11 5 (2.87%) Administrator
11 5 (2.87%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.77%) J2EE
1 17 (9.77%) JDBC
1 17 (9.77%) XML
2 16 (9.20%) Web Services
3 14 (8.05%) .NET
4 13 (7.47%) JSP
5 12 (6.90%) Middleware
5 12 (6.90%) Spring
6 9 (5.17%) HTML
6 9 (5.17%) JMS
7 8 (4.60%) JNDI
8 7 (4.02%) jQuery
9 6 (3.45%) ISPF
10 5 (2.87%) Ajax
10 5 (2.87%) CSS
10 5 (2.87%) WebSphere MQ
10 5 (2.87%) SOAP
11 4 (2.30%) Struts
11 4 (2.30%) WSDL
11 4 (2.30%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 54 (31.03%) Mainframe
2 40 (22.99%) IBM Mainframe
3 16 (9.20%) VSAM
4 7 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.30%) Data Integration
6 4 (2.30%) Clustering
7 3 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.72%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.72%) FlexPod
7 3 (1.72%) Open Source
8 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.15%) DataPower
8 2 (1.15%) Replication
8 2 (1.15%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.57%) PMI
9 1 (0.57%) DTV
9 1 (0.57%) Tandem
9 1 (0.57%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.57%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 41 (23.56%) UNIX
2 24 (13.79%) AIX
3 22 (12.64%) Linux
4 19 (10.92%) Windows
5 12 (6.90%) zOS
5 12 (6.90%) Solaris
6 5 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.30%) Android
8 3 (1.72%) MVS
8 3 (1.72%) HPUX
9 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.57%) SUSE
10 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (12.64%) ITIL
2 19 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (9.20%) Migration
4 11 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (6.32%) Project Management
5 10 (5.75%) Waterfall
6 9 (5.17%) Software Engineering
7 8 (4.60%) Release Management
7 8 (4.60%) SOA
7 8 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (4.60%) Analytics
8 7 (4.02%) Agile Project Management
9 6 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (2.87%) TOGAF
10 5 (2.87%) Integration Testing
10 5 (2.87%) Configuration Management
10 5 (2.87%) ERP
10 5 (2.87%) Change Management
10 5 (2.87%) MVC
11 4 (2.30%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.09%) SQL
2 24 (13.79%) Java
3 20 (11.49%) COBOL
4 18 (10.34%) JCL
5 12 (6.90%) JavaScript
6 11 (6.32%) Assembly Language
6 11 (6.32%) PL/1
7 10 (5.75%) REXX
8 6 (3.45%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.87%) C#
10 4 (2.30%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.72%) Perl
12 1 (0.57%) C++
12 1 (0.57%) VB
12 1 (0.57%) Python
12 1 (0.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (7.47%) Degree
2 9 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.60%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.45%) CCNA
5 6 (3.45%) CCNP
5 6 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.45%) IBM Certification
6 5 (2.87%) ACSA
6 5 (2.87%) MCDST
6 5 (2.87%) MCTS
6 5 (2.87%) MCITP
6 5 (2.87%) CCIP
6 5 (2.87%) MCSE
6 5 (2.87%) MCSA
6 5 (2.87%) CCDP
6 5 (2.87%) RHCE
6 5 (2.87%) ACSP
6 5 (2.87%) RHCSA
7 2 (1.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.60%) QA
2 7 (4.02%) SLA
3 5 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.15%) COBIT
4 2 (1.15%) GMP
5 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (2.87%) VMware ESX
2 4 (2.30%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.72%) RACF
4 2 (1.15%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.57%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.57%) Firmware
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 17 (9.77%) SCCM
2 16 (9.20%) SCOM
3 15 (8.62%) Netcool
3 15 (8.62%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 8 (4.60%) CA Endevor
5 6 (3.45%) Tivoli
6 5 (2.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (1.72%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (1.15%) MOM
9 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.57%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.57%) Puppet
9 1 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 36 (20.69%) Oracle
2 28 (16.09%) Microsoft
3 26 (14.94%) HP
4 22 (12.64%) Remedy
5 17 (9.77%) CA
6 16 (9.20%) Cisco
7 15 (8.62%) EMC
8 12 (6.90%) SAP
9 10 (5.75%) Syncsort
10 9 (5.17%) VMware
10 9 (5.17%) Red Hat
11 8 (4.60%) Aquila
12 7 (4.02%) Cognos
13 5 (2.87%) Apple
13 5 (2.87%) SolarWinds
13 5 (2.87%) Brocade
14 4 (2.30%) Teradata
14 4 (2.30%) CheckPoint
14 4 (2.30%) Siebel
14 4 (2.30%) Juniper
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