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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 66 80 55
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -25
Contract jobs citing IBM 93 59 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.41% 1.86% 2.99%
As % of the Vendors category 5.27% 4.29% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 19 29
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£450 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £526 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £18.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+97.33% -31.81%
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
1764 1375 1095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.75% 43.43% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 648 500
Average daily rate £400 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £198 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £465 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 110 90
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.15 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.40% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.00 £40.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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
Manchester +8 37 £463 +43.41% 9
Cheshire -1 20 £400 -4.76% 5
Lancashire +11 12 £356 +38.73% 1
Merseyside -8 11 £395 -12.22% 1
Cumbria - - - -
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 71 (38.38%) Finance
2 62 (33.51%) UNIX
3 61 (32.97%) Mainframe
4 46 (24.86%) IBM Mainframe
5 45 (24.32%) Oracle
6 43 (23.24%) DB2
7 36 (19.46%) Banking
8 34 (18.38%) SQL
9 27 (14.59%) Microsoft
10 25 (13.51%) CICS
10 25 (13.51%) Java
11 24 (12.97%) J2EE
11 24 (12.97%) Linux
11 24 (12.97%) WebSphere
12 23 (12.43%) Windows
12 23 (12.43%) Remedy
13 21 (11.35%) AIX
13 21 (11.35%) SAS
13 21 (11.35%) Web Services
13 21 (11.35%) XML
13 21 (11.35%) HP
14 20 (10.81%) Migration
15 19 (10.27%) CA
16 18 (9.73%) Base SAS
16 18 (9.73%) Data Extraction
16 18 (9.73%) SAS Data Integration Studio
17 17 (9.19%) SCCM
17 17 (9.19%) SCOM
17 17 (9.19%) SAN
17 17 (9.19%) JDBC

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 25 (13.51%) CICS
2 24 (12.97%) WebSphere
3 21 (11.35%) SAS
4 14 (7.57%) MQSeries
5 10 (5.41%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.78%) IBM HTTP Server
6 7 (3.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 5 (2.70%) OpenStack
7 5 (2.70%) Tomcat
8 4 (2.16%) IIS
9 3 (1.62%) TIBCO EMS
9 3 (1.62%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
9 3 (1.62%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (1.08%) JBoss
11 1 (0.54%) Apache
11 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.54%) Documentum
11 1 (0.54%) Oracle 9iAS
11 1 (0.54%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.54%) Liferay
Applications
1 13 (7.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.54%) SPSS
2 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.16%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.62%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (1.62%) Maximo
3 2 (1.08%) TRIRIGA
3 2 (1.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.54%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.54%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.54%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.54%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.54%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.70%) IBM Blueworks
2 3 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.62%) PaaS
2 3 (1.62%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.54%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.19%) SAN
2 10 (5.41%) HTTP
2 10 (5.41%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.78%) Internet
4 4 (2.16%) Firewall
5 3 (1.62%) WAN
6 2 (1.08%) ATM
7 1 (0.54%) SMS
7 1 (0.54%) FTP
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.54%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (23.24%) DB2
2 18 (9.73%) Base SAS
2 18 (9.73%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 9 (4.86%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.86%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.86%) IMS/DB
4 8 (4.32%) RDBMS
5 7 (3.78%) Informix
5 7 (3.78%) DataStage
5 7 (3.78%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.16%) Big Data
7 3 (1.62%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.08%) OLTP
8 2 (1.08%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.08%) SAP HANA
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.54%) Easytrieve
9 1 (0.54%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 11 (5.95%) JUnit
2 7 (3.78%) Selenium
2 7 (3.78%) Mockito
2 7 (3.78%) Cucumber
3 6 (3.24%) Ant
4 5 (2.70%) Lombardi
4 5 (2.70%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.16%) JIRA
5 4 (2.16%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.08%) SonarQube
6 2 (1.08%) Introscope
6 2 (1.08%) Subversion
7 1 (0.54%) Maven
7 1 (0.54%) Cactus
7 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
General
1 71 (38.38%) Finance
2 36 (19.46%) Banking
3 6 (3.24%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.62%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.62%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.62%) Retail
4 3 (1.62%) Marketing
5 2 (1.08%) Law
5 2 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.54%) Electronics
6 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.54%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (24.86%) Developer
2 34 (18.38%) Architect
3 19 (10.27%) Analyst
4 13 (7.03%) Java Developer
4 13 (7.03%) Designer
4 13 (7.03%) SCCM Specialist
5 12 (6.49%) DBA
5 12 (6.49%) Infrastructure Architect
6 11 (5.95%) Programmer
7 10 (5.41%) SAS Developer
7 10 (5.41%) Mainframe Developer
8 9 (4.86%) Consultant
9 8 (4.32%) IBM Mainframe Developer
10 7 (3.78%) Technical Design Leader
10 7 (3.78%) Technical Architect
10 7 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (3.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (3.24%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 6 (3.24%) Lead Architect
12 4 (2.16%) Mainframe Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.97%) J2EE
2 21 (11.35%) Web Services
2 21 (11.35%) XML
3 17 (9.19%) JDBC
4 15 (8.11%) Spring
5 12 (6.49%) Middleware
5 12 (6.49%) JSP
5 12 (6.49%) SOAP
5 12 (6.49%) HTML
5 12 (6.49%) WSDL
6 11 (5.95%) .NET
7 9 (4.86%) Servlets
8 8 (4.32%) CSS
9 7 (3.78%) jQuery
9 7 (3.78%) JAX-RPC
9 7 (3.78%) XSL
9 7 (3.78%) RESTful
9 7 (3.78%) JSON
9 7 (3.78%) PowerMock
9 7 (3.78%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 61 (32.97%) Mainframe
2 46 (24.86%) IBM Mainframe
3 18 (9.73%) Data Extraction
4 13 (7.03%) VSAM
5 8 (4.32%) BYOD
6 6 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.70%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.16%) Online Banking
9 3 (1.62%) Open Source
9 3 (1.62%) Clustering
9 3 (1.62%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.62%) FlexPod
10 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.08%) Replication
10 2 (1.08%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.54%) PMI
11 1 (0.54%) DTV
11 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.54%) Web 2.0
11 1 (0.54%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 62 (33.51%) UNIX
2 24 (12.97%) Linux
3 23 (12.43%) Windows
4 21 (11.35%) AIX
5 15 (8.11%) zOS
6 13 (7.03%) Solaris
7 7 (3.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.70%) HPUX
9 3 (1.62%) MVS
10 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (10.81%) Migration
2 17 (9.19%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (8.65%) Configuration Management
4 14 (7.57%) ITIL
4 14 (7.57%) Data Analysis
5 13 (7.03%) Software Engineering
5 13 (7.03%) System Testing
6 12 (6.49%) Integration Testing
7 11 (5.95%) SOA
8 10 (5.41%) Project Management
8 10 (5.41%) Release Management
9 8 (4.32%) TDD
9 8 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (4.32%) Waterfall
9 8 (4.32%) Web Application Development
10 6 (3.24%) Agile Project Management
10 6 (3.24%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (2.70%) EAI
11 5 (2.70%) MVC
11 5 (2.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 34 (18.38%) SQL
2 25 (13.51%) Java
3 16 (8.65%) REXX
3 16 (8.65%) JCL
4 15 (8.11%) COBOL
5 14 (7.57%) JavaScript
6 11 (5.95%) PL/1
7 8 (4.32%) PL/SQL
7 8 (4.32%) Assembly Language
8 4 (2.16%) XPath
8 4 (2.16%) C#
9 3 (1.62%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.08%) C
10 2 (1.08%) Perl
11 1 (0.54%) Python
11 1 (0.54%) C++
11 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (8.11%) Degree
2 10 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.32%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.08%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.54%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.54%) PMP
5 1 (0.54%) CCNP
5 1 (0.54%) CCNA
5 1 (0.54%) ISEB
5 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.54%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.86%) QA
2 7 (3.78%) SLA
3 2 (1.08%) GMP
4 1 (0.54%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.16%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.16%) RACF
2 4 (2.16%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.54%) Squid
3 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 17 (9.19%) SCCM
1 17 (9.19%) SCOM
2 15 (8.11%) Netcool
2 15 (8.11%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 8 (4.32%) CA Endevor
4 7 (3.78%) Tivoli
5 5 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (2.16%) Puppet
7 3 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.62%) Ansible
7 3 (1.62%) Salt
7 3 (1.62%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (1.08%) MOM
8 2 (1.08%) OMEGAMON
8 2 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (24.32%) Oracle
2 27 (14.59%) Microsoft
3 23 (12.43%) Remedy
4 21 (11.35%) HP
5 19 (10.27%) CA
6 14 (7.57%) SAP
7 11 (5.95%) VMware
8 10 (5.41%) Syncsort
9 9 (4.86%) Cisco
9 9 (4.86%) EMC
10 8 (4.32%) Aquila
11 4 (2.16%) Brocade
11 4 (2.16%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.16%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.16%) Juniper
11 4 (2.16%) Cognos
11 4 (2.16%) Sun
11 4 (2.16%) Pega
12 3 (1.62%) Citrix
12 3 (1.62%) NetApp
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