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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 50 73 70
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -3
Contract jobs citing IBM 129 83 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.44% 2.23% 2.21%
As % of the Vendors category 7.65% 4.92% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 54 27
Median daily rate £425 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.18% -3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £303 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £566 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £408 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £21.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.76% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £37.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.02% +14.61%
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
1687 1687 1272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.94% 45.37% 41.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 986 863 644
Median daily rate £400 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 106 89
Median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £42.50 £35.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+13.51% +8.82%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing IBM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
Manchester +31 59 £425 +1.19% 5
Cheshire +6 40 £438 +2.94% 1
Merseyside -13 15 £400 +16.36% 2
Lancashire +8 11 £329 -15.16% 1
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 West region with a requirement for IBM.

1 108 (41.22%) Oracle
2 106 (40.46%) Java
3 76 (29.01%) XML
3 76 (29.01%) Linux
4 66 (25.19%) Middleware
5 63 (24.05%) WebSphere
6 61 (23.28%) Finance
7 60 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
8 52 (19.85%) SQL
8 52 (19.85%) HTTP
9 51 (19.47%) JBoss
10 48 (18.32%) JDBC
10 48 (18.32%) Security Cleared
11 46 (17.56%) Banking
12 45 (17.18%) SOAP
12 45 (17.18%) JavaScript
13 44 (16.79%) J2EE
13 44 (16.79%) Apache
14 43 (16.41%) Apache Camel
15 42 (16.03%) SOA
16 39 (14.89%) Tomcat
16 39 (14.89%) Unix
17 38 (14.50%) AIX
18 37 (14.12%) Windows
18 37 (14.12%) DB2
19 36 (13.74%) Web Services
19 36 (13.74%) Mainframe
19 36 (13.74%) High Availability
20 35 (13.36%) Spring
20 35 (13.36%) SC Cleared

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 63 (24.05%) WebSphere
2 51 (19.47%) JBoss
3 44 (16.79%) Apache
4 39 (14.89%) Tomcat
5 32 (12.21%) WebSphere Application Server
6 25 (9.54%) WebLogic
7 14 (5.34%) IBM HTTP Server
7 14 (5.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 12 (4.58%) CICS
9 6 (2.29%) iPlanet
10 4 (1.53%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.53%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.76%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.76%) Liferay
11 2 (0.76%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.76%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.76%) SAS
11 2 (0.76%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.76%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 4 (1.53%) MS Office
2 3 (1.15%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) BASE24
1 3 (1.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.15%) Cognos TM1
1 3 (1.15%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.38%) Maximo
3 1 (0.38%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.38%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.38%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.15%) SoftLayer
4 2 (0.76%) IaaS
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 52 (19.85%) HTTP
2 13 (4.96%) DNS
2 13 (4.96%) SAN
3 11 (4.20%) TCP/IP
4 10 (3.82%) DHCP
5 9 (3.44%) SSL
6 8 (3.05%) Internet
7 7 (2.67%) Firewall
7 7 (2.67%) WAN
8 6 (2.29%) LAN
9 5 (1.91%) SMTP
10 4 (1.53%) FTP
10 4 (1.53%) HTTPS
10 4 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (1.53%) SNMP
10 4 (1.53%) tcpdump
10 4 (1.53%) Wireshark
11 3 (1.15%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (1.15%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.12%) DB2
2 33 (12.60%) PostgreSQL
3 31 (11.83%) MySQL
4 28 (10.69%) Oracle Database
5 14 (5.34%) SQL Server
6 13 (4.96%) Hadoop
7 10 (3.82%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.67%) DataStage
8 7 (2.67%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.53%) OLTP
10 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.76%) GIS
11 2 (0.76%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (0.76%) MS Access
11 2 (0.76%) Oracle Discoverer
12 1 (0.38%) Big Data
12 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 25 (9.54%) Subversion
2 21 (8.02%) Jenkins
3 19 (7.25%) JIRA
4 14 (5.34%) Selenium
5 12 (4.58%) ClearCase
6 9 (3.44%) Maven
6 9 (3.44%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (3.05%) Git (software)
7 8 (3.05%) Introscope
7 8 (3.05%) JUnit
8 7 (2.67%) Visual Studio
9 6 (2.29%) Gradle
9 6 (2.29%) Rational Performance Tester
10 5 (1.91%) Ant
10 5 (1.91%) Checkstyle
10 5 (1.91%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.91%) FindBugs
10 5 (1.91%) Mockito
10 5 (1.91%) SonarQube
11 3 (1.15%) ClearQuest
General
1 61 (23.28%) Finance
2 46 (17.56%) Banking
3 7 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.29%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.29%) Retail
5 3 (1.15%) Electronics
6 2 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (24.05%) Developer
2 40 (15.27%) Analyst
3 39 (14.89%) Architect
3 39 (14.89%) Java Developer
4 21 (8.02%) Administrator
5 19 (7.25%) Consultant
6 14 (5.34%) Test Analyst
7 11 (4.20%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 11 (4.20%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (4.20%) Technical Architect
8 10 (3.82%) DBA
8 10 (3.82%) Digital Architect
8 10 (3.82%) Senior Developer
9 9 (3.44%) Team Leader
10 8 (3.05%) Functional Analyst
10 8 (3.05%) Functional Test Analyst
10 8 (3.05%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (2.67%) Business Analyst
11 7 (2.67%) Java Architect
11 7 (2.67%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (29.01%) XML
2 66 (25.19%) Middleware
3 48 (18.32%) JDBC
4 45 (17.18%) SOAP
5 44 (16.79%) J2EE
6 43 (16.41%) Apache Camel
7 36 (13.74%) Web Services
8 35 (13.36%) Spring
9 32 (12.21%) ActiveMQ
9 32 (12.21%) JSON
9 32 (12.21%) REST
10 27 (10.31%) CSS
11 25 (9.54%) HTML
12 21 (8.02%) CSS3
13 20 (7.63%) HTML5
14 16 (6.11%) WSDL
15 14 (5.34%) JSP
15 14 (5.34%) XSLT
16 13 (4.96%) Servlets
17 12 (4.58%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 36 (13.74%) Mainframe
2 26 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (8.40%) Data Centre
4 20 (7.63%) IBM Mainframe
5 7 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.67%) PMI
6 6 (2.29%) Clustering
6 6 (2.29%) Data Extraction
6 6 (2.29%) HACMP
6 6 (2.29%) Tandem
7 5 (1.91%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.91%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.53%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.53%) iSeries
8 4 (1.53%) LPAR
8 4 (1.53%) Online Banking
8 4 (1.53%) Security Operations Centre
9 3 (1.15%) CMDB
9 3 (1.15%) EMV
9 3 (1.15%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 76 (29.01%) Linux
2 39 (14.89%) Unix
3 38 (14.50%) AIX
4 37 (14.12%) Windows
5 22 (8.40%) Solaris
6 14 (5.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (3.44%) HPUX
8 8 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.05%) zOS
9 7 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.91%) MVS
10 5 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.53%) SUSE
11 4 (1.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.53%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.53%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.76%) OS/390
13 1 (0.38%) OS/2
13 1 (0.38%) OS/400
13 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (16.03%) SOA
3 36 (13.74%) High Availability
4 33 (12.60%) Migration
5 26 (9.92%) SDLC
6 23 (8.78%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (8.78%) Open Source
7 20 (7.63%) E-business
8 19 (7.25%) TDD
9 17 (6.49%) Integration Testing
9 17 (6.49%) Microservices
9 17 (6.49%) Project Management
9 17 (6.49%) Software Engineering
9 17 (6.49%) Waterfall
10 13 (4.96%) E-Commerce
10 13 (4.96%) Front End Development
10 13 (4.96%) System Integration Testing
11 12 (4.58%) Configuration Management
11 12 (4.58%) CRM
11 12 (4.58%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (40.46%) Java
2 52 (19.85%) SQL
3 45 (17.18%) JavaScript
4 34 (12.98%) C++
5 26 (9.92%) C
6 19 (7.25%) COBOL
7 15 (5.73%) PL/SQL
8 14 (5.34%) Shell Script
9 10 (3.82%) C#
10 7 (2.67%) Assembly Language
10 7 (2.67%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.67%) VC++
11 6 (2.29%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.91%) Jython
13 4 (1.53%) JCL
13 4 (1.53%) VB
14 3 (1.15%) Perl
14 3 (1.15%) Python
14 3 (1.15%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 48 (18.32%) Security Cleared
2 35 (13.36%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (2.67%) Degree
3 7 (2.67%) PMI Certification
4 5 (1.91%) Sun Certification
5 4 (1.53%) CCNA
5 4 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.53%) MCSA
5 4 (1.53%) MCSE
5 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.15%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.38%) CCDP
8 1 (0.38%) CCIP
8 1 (0.38%) CCNP
8 1 (0.38%) IBM AIX Certification
8 1 (0.38%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.38%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.29%) QA
2 3 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (5.34%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.53%) GPFS
3 4 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (1.53%) Snort
3 4 (1.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (1.53%) vSphere
4 3 (1.15%) Firmware
4 3 (1.15%) NFS
4 3 (1.15%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (1.15%) Xen
5 2 (0.76%) PowerHA
5 2 (0.76%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.76%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.38%) RACF
6 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.38%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (3.05%) CA Wily
2 7 (2.67%) Tivoli
2 7 (2.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (1.53%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.53%) Puppet
4 3 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.15%) Oracle ZFS
4 3 (1.15%) TADDM
5 2 (0.76%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.76%) DameWare
5 2 (0.76%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.76%) nmon
5 2 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.76%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (0.76%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (0.76%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 1 (0.38%) Kibana
6 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 108 (41.22%) Oracle
2 20 (7.63%) HP
3 18 (6.87%) VMware
4 17 (6.49%) Citrix
5 14 (5.34%) Sun
6 13 (4.96%) Microsoft
7 12 (4.58%) CA
8 10 (3.82%) Red Hat
9 9 (3.44%) Perforce
10 8 (3.05%) Curam
10 8 (3.05%) EMC
11 7 (2.67%) Chordiant
11 7 (2.67%) Cisco
11 7 (2.67%) IBM Sterling
12 5 (1.91%) NetApp
12 5 (1.91%) Remedy
12 5 (1.91%) SAP
12 5 (1.91%) Siebel
12 5 (1.91%) Sourcefire
13 3 (1.15%) Intel Security
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