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 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 47 65 87
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +22
Contract jobs citing IBM 145 97 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.73% 2.65% 1.63%
As % of the Vendors category 8.19% 5.80% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 58 20
Median daily rate £400 £434 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.72% +3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £583 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +27.27%
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
1771 1673 1318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.59% 45.64% 42.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1027 834 653
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £650 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 107 111
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £46.09 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.56
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.53%

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 24 May 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 24 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
Manchester +16 66 £400 -14.89% 13
Cheshire +15 46 £425 - 3
Lancashire +16 16 £335 -13.54% 8
Merseyside -6 14 £400 +14.28% 2
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for IBM.

1 103 (37.18%) Oracle
2 101 (36.46%) Java
3 90 (32.49%) Linux
4 76 (27.44%) XML
5 66 (23.83%) Finance
6 61 (22.02%) WebSphere
7 60 (21.66%) Middleware
8 51 (18.41%) Windows
9 50 (18.05%) Banking
10 49 (17.69%) Agile Software Development
10 49 (17.69%) AIX
10 49 (17.69%) Unix
11 48 (17.33%) JBoss
12 47 (16.97%) HTTP
12 47 (16.97%) Security Cleared
13 45 (16.25%) Migration
14 44 (15.88%) J2EE
15 43 (15.52%) SQL
15 43 (15.52%) JavaScript
16 42 (15.16%) SOAP
16 42 (15.16%) Apache
17 39 (14.08%) JDBC
17 39 (14.08%) Mainframe
18 37 (13.36%) DB2
18 37 (13.36%) C++
18 37 (13.36%) Data Centre
19 35 (12.64%) Tomcat
20 34 (12.27%) Apache Camel
21 33 (11.91%) SOA
21 33 (11.91%) HP

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 61 (22.02%) WebSphere
2 48 (17.33%) JBoss
3 42 (15.16%) Apache
4 35 (12.64%) Tomcat
5 32 (11.55%) WebSphere Application Server
6 29 (10.47%) WebLogic
7 15 (5.42%) IBM HTTP Server
7 15 (5.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 13 (4.69%) CICS
9 8 (2.89%) iPlanet
10 4 (1.44%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.72%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.72%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.72%) WebSphere Process Server
12 1 (0.36%) AquaLogic
12 1 (0.36%) Commerce Server
12 1 (0.36%) SAS
12 1 (0.36%) Tuxedo
12 1 (0.36%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (1.44%) MS Office
2 3 (1.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.81%) BASE24
2 3 (1.08%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.36%) Maximo
4 1 (0.36%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.36%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.08%) SoftLayer
3 2 (0.72%) IaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 47 (16.97%) HTTP
2 19 (6.86%) WAN
3 18 (6.50%) DNS
4 14 (5.05%) SSL
5 13 (4.69%) SAN
5 13 (4.69%) TCP/IP
6 10 (3.61%) Internet
6 10 (3.61%) LAN
7 9 (3.25%) Firewall
8 8 (2.89%) SMTP
9 7 (2.53%) SNMP
10 6 (2.17%) DHCP
11 5 (1.81%) ATM
11 5 (1.81%) VLAN
11 5 (1.81%) VPN
12 4 (1.44%) FTP
12 4 (1.44%) HTTPS
12 4 (1.44%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (1.44%) IPv4
12 4 (1.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.36%) DB2
2 28 (10.11%) Oracle Database
3 27 (9.75%) MySQL
3 27 (9.75%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (3.97%) SQL Server
5 10 (3.61%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.25%) RDBMS
7 8 (2.89%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.53%) DataStage
9 4 (1.44%) MS Access
9 4 (1.44%) OLTP
10 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.72%) GIS
11 2 (0.72%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (0.72%) Oracle Discoverer
12 1 (0.36%) Big Data
12 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.36%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 23 (8.30%) Subversion
2 17 (6.14%) Jenkins
3 15 (5.42%) JIRA
4 12 (4.33%) Selenium
5 11 (3.97%) ClearCase
6 10 (3.61%) Rational DOORS
7 9 (3.25%) Introscope
7 9 (3.25%) Maven
7 9 (3.25%) Visual Studio
8 8 (2.89%) Git (software)
9 6 (2.17%) Gradle
10 5 (1.81%) Ant
10 5 (1.81%) Checkstyle
10 5 (1.81%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.81%) FindBugs
10 5 (1.81%) Mockito
10 5 (1.81%) SoapUI
10 5 (1.81%) SonarQube
11 4 (1.44%) JUnit
11 4 (1.44%) Toad
General
1 66 (23.83%) Finance
2 50 (18.05%) Banking
3 8 (2.89%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.44%) Electronics
5 4 (1.44%) Retail
6 2 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Legal
7 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 59 (21.30%) Developer
2 46 (16.61%) Architect
3 44 (15.88%) Analyst
4 30 (10.83%) Java Developer
5 20 (7.22%) Administrator
5 20 (7.22%) Consultant
6 15 (5.42%) Infrastructure Architect
6 15 (5.42%) Test Analyst
7 13 (4.69%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 11 (3.97%) Functional Analyst
8 11 (3.97%) Functional Test Analyst
8 11 (3.97%) Technical Architect
9 10 (3.61%) DBA
9 10 (3.61%) Senior Developer
9 10 (3.61%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (3.61%) Technical Analyst
10 9 (3.25%) Team Leader
11 8 (2.89%) Digital Architect
12 7 (2.53%) Digital Technical Architect
12 7 (2.53%) IT Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (27.44%) XML
2 60 (21.66%) Middleware
3 44 (15.88%) J2EE
4 42 (15.16%) SOAP
5 39 (14.08%) JDBC
6 34 (12.27%) Apache Camel
7 32 (11.55%) JSON
8 31 (11.19%) Web Services
9 29 (10.47%) CSS
10 27 (9.75%) ActiveMQ
10 27 (9.75%) HTML
10 27 (9.75%) REST
11 26 (9.39%) Spring
12 23 (8.30%) CSS3
13 20 (7.22%) HTML5
14 14 (5.05%) JSP
15 13 (4.69%) Servlets
16 12 (4.33%) WebSphere MQ
16 12 (4.33%) WSDL
17 11 (3.97%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 39 (14.08%) Mainframe
2 37 (13.36%) Data Centre
3 29 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (9.39%) IBM Mainframe
5 13 (4.69%) Clustering
6 9 (3.25%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.89%) FlexPod
7 8 (2.89%) Tandem
7 8 (2.89%) VCE vBlock
8 7 (2.53%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.53%) PMI
9 6 (2.17%) Data Extraction
9 6 (2.17%) iSeries
10 5 (1.81%) EMV
10 5 (1.81%) HACMP
10 5 (1.81%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.44%) Online Banking
11 4 (1.44%) Security Operations Centre
12 3 (1.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 90 (32.49%) Linux
2 51 (18.41%) Windows
3 49 (17.69%) AIX
3 49 (17.69%) Unix
4 29 (10.47%) Solaris
5 15 (5.42%) HPUX
6 14 (5.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (3.25%) zOS
8 8 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.81%) MVS
11 3 (1.08%) SUSE
11 3 (1.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.08%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.08%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.72%) OS/390
13 1 (0.36%) Android
13 1 (0.36%) OS/2
13 1 (0.36%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (17.69%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (16.25%) Migration
3 33 (11.91%) SOA
4 31 (11.19%) High Availability
5 24 (8.66%) SDLC
6 21 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (7.22%) E-business
8 18 (6.50%) Project Management
9 17 (6.14%) Functional Testing
10 16 (5.78%) Open Source
11 15 (5.42%) Software Engineering
11 15 (5.42%) TDD
12 14 (5.05%) Change Management
12 14 (5.05%) Service Management
13 13 (4.69%) Integration Testing
13 13 (4.69%) ITIL
14 12 (4.33%) Microservices
14 12 (4.33%) Waterfall
15 11 (3.97%) E-Commerce
15 11 (3.97%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 101 (36.46%) Java
2 43 (15.52%) JavaScript
2 43 (15.52%) SQL
3 37 (13.36%) C++
4 26 (9.39%) C
5 21 (7.58%) COBOL
6 18 (6.50%) Shell Script
7 11 (3.97%) C#
7 11 (3.97%) PL/SQL
8 9 (3.25%) VC++
9 7 (2.53%) Assembly Language
9 7 (2.53%) Jython
9 7 (2.53%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.17%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.81%) JCL
11 5 (1.81%) Perl
12 4 (1.44%) Korn
12 4 (1.44%) Lisp
12 4 (1.44%) VB
13 3 (1.08%) VB6
Qualifications
1 47 (16.97%) Security Cleared
2 29 (10.47%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (2.53%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.81%) Degree
5 5 (1.81%) Sun Certification
6 4 (1.44%) CCNA
6 4 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.44%) MCSA
6 4 (1.44%) MCSE
6 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.08%) BC Cleared
7 3 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.36%) CCDP
9 1 (0.36%) CCIP
9 1 (0.36%) CCNP
9 1 (0.36%) IBM AIX Certification
9 1 (0.36%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.36%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.81%) QA
2 3 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (5.42%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.61%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.44%) Snort
4 4 (1.44%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (1.44%) vSphere
5 3 (1.08%) GPFS
5 3 (1.08%) NFS
5 3 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (1.08%) Xen
6 2 (0.72%) Firmware
6 2 (0.72%) PowerHA
6 2 (0.72%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.72%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.36%) RACF
7 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.36%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 9 (3.25%) CA Wily
2 7 (2.53%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 5 (1.81%) NetBackup
3 5 (1.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (1.44%) DameWare
4 4 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.44%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (1.08%) Puppet
5 3 (1.08%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.72%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.72%) OMEGAMON
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.36%) Kibana
7 1 (0.36%) nmon
7 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.36%) vRealize
Vendors
1 103 (37.18%) Oracle
2 33 (11.91%) HP
3 29 (10.47%) VMware
4 23 (8.30%) Sun
5 22 (7.94%) Citrix
6 19 (6.86%) Cisco
7 15 (5.42%) Red Hat
8 14 (5.05%) CA
9 12 (4.33%) Microsoft
10 11 (3.97%) Dell
11 9 (3.25%) Perforce
12 8 (2.89%) Curam
13 7 (2.53%) Chordiant
13 7 (2.53%) IBM Sterling
13 7 (2.53%) NetApp
14 5 (1.81%) EMC
14 5 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (1.81%) SAP
14 5 (1.81%) Sourcefire
15 4 (1.44%) CheckPoint
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