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 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 46 71 82
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +11
Contract jobs citing IBM 148 92 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.68% 2.32% 1.95%
As % of the Vendors category 8.18% 5.08% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 54 21
Median daily rate £400 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +53.84%
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
1809 1812 1360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.92% 45.60% 42.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1020 867 646
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £230 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £650 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 111 115
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.26 £49.50 £44.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 2 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 2 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
Cheshire +25 57 £425 +6.18% 2
Manchester +10 52 £400 -14.89% 7
Lancashire +12 20 £355 -0.28% 8
Merseyside +7 15 £338 -14.55%
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 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 93 (32.86%) Java
2 92 (32.51%) Oracle
3 80 (28.27%) Linux
4 70 (24.73%) XML
5 67 (23.67%) WebSphere
6 62 (21.91%) Finance
7 54 (19.08%) Windows
8 52 (18.37%) Unix
9 50 (17.67%) AIX
9 50 (17.67%) Security Cleared
10 49 (17.31%) Middleware
11 48 (16.96%) Banking
12 44 (15.55%) Agile Software Development
13 43 (15.19%) Migration
13 43 (15.19%) SQL
14 42 (14.84%) J2EE
14 42 (14.84%) JBoss
15 39 (13.78%) Mainframe
15 39 (13.78%) JavaScript
16 38 (13.43%) Data Centre
17 37 (13.07%) HTTP
18 36 (12.72%) C++
18 36 (12.72%) DB2
19 35 (12.37%) Apache
20 34 (12.01%) SOAP
21 32 (11.31%) WebSphere Application Server
21 32 (11.31%) Solaris
21 32 (11.31%) HP
22 31 (10.95%) JDBC
23 30 (10.60%) CSS

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 67 (23.67%) WebSphere
2 42 (14.84%) JBoss
3 35 (12.37%) Apache
4 32 (11.31%) WebSphere Application Server
5 29 (10.25%) WebLogic
6 26 (9.19%) Tomcat
7 14 (4.95%) CICS
7 14 (4.95%) IBM HTTP Server
7 14 (4.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 8 (2.83%) iPlanet
9 4 (1.41%) Apache Solr
9 4 (1.41%) SAS
10 2 (0.71%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.71%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.71%) WebSphere Process Server
11 1 (0.35%) AquaLogic
11 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.35%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (0.71%) MS Office
2 1 (0.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.77%) BASE24
2 3 (1.06%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.71%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.35%) Maximo
4 1 (0.35%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.35%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.35%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.71%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (13.07%) HTTP
2 19 (6.71%) DNS
3 18 (6.36%) WAN
4 15 (5.30%) SSL
5 14 (4.95%) TCP/IP
6 12 (4.24%) SAN
7 10 (3.53%) Internet
7 10 (3.53%) LAN
8 9 (3.18%) SMTP
9 8 (2.83%) Firewall
9 8 (2.83%) SNMP
10 5 (1.77%) ATM
10 5 (1.77%) VPN
11 4 (1.41%) DHCP
11 4 (1.41%) FTP
11 4 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (1.41%) IPsec
11 4 (1.41%) MPLS
11 4 (1.41%) VLAN
11 4 (1.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.72%) DB2
2 26 (9.19%) Oracle Database
3 20 (7.07%) MySQL
3 20 (7.07%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (3.89%) SQL Server
5 10 (3.53%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.18%) RDBMS
7 7 (2.47%) DataStage
8 4 (1.41%) MS Access
8 4 (1.41%) OLTP
9 2 (0.71%) GIS
9 2 (0.71%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle Discoverer
9 2 (0.71%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.35%) Base SAS
10 1 (0.35%) Big Data
10 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.35%) IDMS
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 26 (9.19%) Subversion
2 18 (6.36%) Jenkins
3 16 (5.65%) JIRA
4 15 (5.30%) Selenium
5 11 (3.89%) ClearCase
5 11 (3.89%) Maven
6 10 (3.53%) Git (software)
6 10 (3.53%) Rational DOORS
6 10 (3.53%) Visual Studio
7 8 (2.83%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.83%) Gradle
7 8 (2.83%) Introscope
8 6 (2.12%) Ant
9 5 (1.77%) Checkstyle
9 5 (1.77%) Eclipse
9 5 (1.77%) FindBugs
9 5 (1.77%) Mockito
9 5 (1.77%) SoapUI
9 5 (1.77%) SonarQube
10 4 (1.41%) Toad
General
1 62 (21.91%) Finance
2 48 (16.96%) Banking
3 8 (2.83%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.12%) Electronics
5 4 (1.41%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.35%) Law
7 1 (0.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.35%) Marketing
7 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (21.55%) Developer
2 46 (16.25%) Analyst
3 42 (14.84%) Architect
4 23 (8.13%) Java Developer
5 20 (7.07%) Administrator
6 19 (6.71%) Consultant
7 14 (4.95%) Designer
7 14 (4.95%) Test Analyst
8 13 (4.59%) Functional Analyst
8 13 (4.59%) Functional Test Analyst
8 13 (4.59%) Infrastructure Architect
8 13 (4.59%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 11 (3.89%) DBA
9 11 (3.89%) Senior Developer
9 11 (3.89%) Technical Analyst
9 11 (3.89%) Technical Architect
10 10 (3.53%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (3.18%) Team Leader
12 8 (2.83%) Digital Architect
12 8 (2.83%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (24.73%) XML
2 49 (17.31%) Middleware
3 42 (14.84%) J2EE
4 34 (12.01%) SOAP
5 31 (10.95%) JDBC
6 30 (10.60%) CSS
6 30 (10.60%) Web Services
7 28 (9.89%) HTML
8 26 (9.19%) Apache Camel
9 25 (8.83%) JSON
10 24 (8.48%) CSS3
11 21 (7.42%) Spring
12 20 (7.07%) ActiveMQ
12 20 (7.07%) HTML5
12 20 (7.07%) REST
13 14 (4.95%) JSP
14 13 (4.59%) Hibernate
14 13 (4.59%) Servlets
14 13 (4.59%) WebCenter
14 13 (4.59%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.78%) Mainframe
2 38 (13.43%) Data Centre
3 29 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (8.48%) IBM Mainframe
5 12 (4.24%) Clustering
6 10 (3.53%) Computer Science
6 10 (3.53%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.83%) FlexPod
7 8 (2.83%) Tandem
7 8 (2.83%) VCE vBlock
8 7 (2.47%) PMI
9 6 (2.12%) Data Extraction
9 6 (2.12%) iSeries
10 5 (1.77%) EMV
10 5 (1.77%) HACMP
10 5 (1.77%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.41%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.41%) Online Banking
11 4 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 80 (28.27%) Linux
2 54 (19.08%) Windows
3 52 (18.37%) Unix
4 50 (17.67%) AIX
5 32 (11.31%) Solaris
6 18 (6.36%) HPUX
7 16 (5.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (3.53%) zOS
9 7 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.41%) MVS
12 3 (1.06%) Windows Server
13 2 (0.71%) SUSE
13 2 (0.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.71%) VME
13 2 (0.71%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.35%) Android
14 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.35%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (15.55%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (15.19%) Migration
3 28 (9.89%) SOA
4 24 (8.48%) High Availability
4 24 (8.48%) SDLC
5 22 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (7.07%) E-business
6 20 (7.07%) Project Management
7 18 (6.36%) Functional Testing
8 16 (5.65%) Service Management
8 16 (5.65%) Software Engineering
9 15 (5.30%) Change Management
9 15 (5.30%) ITIL
10 14 (4.95%) Waterfall
11 13 (4.59%) CRM
11 13 (4.59%) Open Source
11 13 (4.59%) TDD
12 12 (4.24%) Integration Testing
13 11 (3.89%) E-Commerce
13 11 (3.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 93 (32.86%) Java
2 43 (15.19%) SQL
3 39 (13.78%) JavaScript
4 36 (12.72%) C++
5 26 (9.19%) C
6 21 (7.42%) COBOL
7 16 (5.65%) Shell Script
8 11 (3.89%) C#
9 10 (3.53%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.83%) VC++
11 7 (2.47%) Assembly Language
11 7 (2.47%) T-SQL
12 6 (2.12%) Jython
13 5 (1.77%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.41%) JCL
14 4 (1.41%) Korn
14 4 (1.41%) Lisp
14 4 (1.41%) Perl
15 3 (1.06%) VB
16 2 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (17.67%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.54%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.53%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (2.47%) Degree
4 7 (2.47%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.77%) Sun Certification
6 3 (1.06%) CCNA
6 3 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.06%) MCSA
6 3 (1.06%) MCSE
6 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.71%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.35%) ACSA
8 1 (0.35%) ACSP
8 1 (0.35%) IBM AIX Certification
8 1 (0.35%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.35%) MCDST
8 1 (0.35%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (1.77%) QA
2 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (6.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (5.30%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.53%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.77%) GPFS
4 5 (1.77%) Time Sharing Option
5 4 (1.41%) Snort
6 3 (1.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (1.06%) vSphere
7 2 (0.71%) NFS
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.71%) RACF
7 2 (0.71%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.71%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.71%) Xen
8 1 (0.35%) Firmware
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 15 (5.30%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 8 (2.83%) CA Wily
3 7 (2.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.77%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.41%) DameWare
6 4 (1.41%) OMEGAMON
6 4 (1.41%) ServiceCenter
7 3 (1.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.06%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (0.71%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.71%) Puppet
8 2 (0.71%) QRadar
8 2 (0.71%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.35%) Kibana
9 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.35%) SCOM
9 1 (0.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 92 (32.51%) Oracle
2 32 (11.31%) HP
3 28 (9.89%) VMware
4 23 (8.13%) Sun
5 20 (7.07%) Citrix
6 19 (6.71%) Cisco
7 17 (6.01%) Red Hat
8 13 (4.59%) CA
9 11 (3.89%) Microsoft
9 11 (3.89%) Perforce
10 10 (3.53%) Dell
11 8 (2.83%) Curam
12 7 (2.47%) Chordiant
13 6 (2.12%) 3PAR
13 6 (2.12%) EMC
13 6 (2.12%) NetApp
14 5 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (1.77%) Sourcefire
15 4 (1.41%) CheckPoint
15 4 (1.41%) Juniper
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