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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 48 60 53
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing IBM 95 65 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.02% 2.44% 2.84%
As % of the Vendors category 6.52% 5.49% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 27 32
Average daily rate
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£376 £351 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -17.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £474 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £400 £383
% change year-on-year
-2.81% +4.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -31.37%
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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
1457 1183 1189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.33% 44.32% 46.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 568 576
Average daily rate £359 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £143 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 71 100
Average hourly rate £18.13 £20.06 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.62% +7.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.63 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.38 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Merseyside +14 24 £250 -20.63% 1
Cheshire +8 23 £426 +21.72% 8
Manchester -6 22 £463 +34.54% 11
Lancashire -11 10 £285 - 1
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 62 (35.43%) Finance
2 48 (27.43%) Mainframe
3 43 (24.57%) Oracle
4 39 (22.29%) UNIX
5 36 (20.57%) DB2
5 36 (20.57%) IBM Mainframe
6 33 (18.86%) Java
7 30 (17.14%) WebSphere
8 28 (16.00%) Microsoft
8 28 (16.00%) HP
9 25 (14.29%) AIX
9 25 (14.29%) Linux
10 24 (13.71%) SQL
10 24 (13.71%) Banking
11 23 (13.14%) CICS
12 22 (12.57%) ITIL
12 22 (12.57%) Windows
13 21 (12.00%) Remedy
14 20 (11.43%) Migration
14 20 (11.43%) Web Services
15 18 (10.29%) J2EE
15 18 (10.29%) SAN
15 18 (10.29%) Middleware
15 18 (10.29%) Spring
15 18 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (9.71%) JDBC
16 17 (9.71%) SCCM
17 16 (9.14%) XML
17 16 (9.14%) Cisco
18 15 (8.57%) COBOL

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 30 (17.14%) WebSphere
2 23 (13.14%) CICS
3 12 (6.86%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (5.14%) SharePoint
4 9 (5.14%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.57%) JBoss
6 7 (4.00%) WebSphere Process Server
7 6 (3.43%) WebSphere Portal
7 6 (3.43%) Quickr
8 5 (2.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 5 (2.86%) WebLogic
8 5 (2.86%) MQSeries
8 5 (2.86%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (2.29%) Apache
10 3 (1.71%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (1.71%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 3 (1.71%) IIS
10 3 (1.71%) CMS
11 2 (1.14%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.71%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (1.71%) Maximo
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.14%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (1.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.57%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.57%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.57%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.57%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.57%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.29%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.57%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.29%) SAN
2 8 (4.57%) HTTP
3 6 (3.43%) WAN
4 4 (2.29%) Firewall
4 4 (2.29%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.29%) DNS
4 4 (2.29%) DHCP
4 4 (2.29%) FTP
4 4 (2.29%) Network Security
5 3 (1.71%) Internet
6 2 (1.14%) LDAP
6 2 (1.14%) ATM
6 2 (1.14%) LAN
6 2 (1.14%) DMZ
6 2 (1.14%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.57%) RIP
7 1 (0.57%) SMS
7 1 (0.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (20.57%) DB2
2 8 (4.57%) DataStage
3 7 (4.00%) IMS/DB
3 7 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.86%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.86%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.86%) Easytrieve
5 3 (1.71%) Informix
6 2 (1.14%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.14%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.57%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.57%) Big Data
7 1 (0.57%) MySQL
7 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.57%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (8.00%) Eclipse
2 6 (3.43%) Ant
2 6 (3.43%) JUnit
3 4 (2.29%) NetBeans
3 4 (2.29%) Introscope
4 3 (1.71%) Selenium
4 3 (1.71%) JIRA
4 3 (1.71%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.71%) Mockito
4 3 (1.71%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.57%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 62 (35.43%) Finance
2 24 (13.71%) Banking
3 15 (8.57%) Retail
4 14 (8.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.29%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.71%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.71%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.14%) Law
7 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.57%) Marketing
8 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (22.86%) Architect
2 33 (18.86%) Developer
3 14 (8.00%) Analyst
4 13 (7.43%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (7.43%) SCCM Specialist
5 12 (6.86%) Technical Architect
6 11 (6.29%) Java Developer
7 10 (5.71%) Consultant
8 9 (5.14%) DBA
8 9 (5.14%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (4.57%) Mainframe Developer
9 8 (4.57%) Administrator
9 8 (4.57%) Designer
10 7 (4.00%) Lead Architect
11 6 (3.43%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (3.43%) IBM Mainframe Developer
11 6 (3.43%) Technical Design Leader
12 5 (2.86%) Network Security Manager
12 5 (2.86%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.43%) Web Services
2 18 (10.29%) J2EE
2 18 (10.29%) Middleware
2 18 (10.29%) Spring
3 17 (9.71%) JDBC
4 16 (9.14%) XML
5 14 (8.00%) JSP
6 13 (7.43%) JMS
7 11 (6.29%) .NET
8 9 (5.14%) HTML
9 8 (4.57%) JNDI
10 7 (4.00%) RESTful
10 7 (4.00%) JAX-RS
11 6 (3.43%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (3.43%) JSR 286
11 6 (3.43%) Dojo
12 5 (2.86%) Ajax
12 5 (2.86%) CSS
12 5 (2.86%) SOAP
13 4 (2.29%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 48 (27.43%) Mainframe
2 36 (20.57%) IBM Mainframe
3 13 (7.43%) VSAM
4 7 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.29%) Clustering
5 4 (2.29%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.71%) Online Banking
6 3 (1.71%) Open Source
6 3 (1.71%) FlexPod
6 3 (1.71%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.14%) Replication
7 2 (1.14%) Tandem
7 2 (1.14%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.14%) DataPower
8 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.57%) Life Science
8 1 (0.57%) Social Media
8 1 (0.57%) iSeries
8 1 (0.57%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 39 (22.29%) UNIX
2 25 (14.29%) AIX
2 25 (14.29%) Linux
3 22 (12.57%) Windows
4 15 (8.57%) Solaris
5 7 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.43%) zOS
7 5 (2.86%) HPUX
8 4 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.29%) Android
9 3 (1.71%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.71%) MVS
10 2 (1.14%) SUSE
10 2 (1.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.14%) CentOS
11 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.57%) VMS
11 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (12.57%) ITIL
2 20 (11.43%) Migration
3 18 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (7.43%) Project Management
5 12 (6.86%) Software Engineering
5 12 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (5.71%) SOA
6 10 (5.71%) Waterfall
7 9 (5.14%) Analytics
8 7 (4.00%) Agile Project Management
8 7 (4.00%) Capacity Management
8 7 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (3.43%) Configuration Management
9 6 (3.43%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (3.43%) Release Management
10 5 (2.86%) Integration Testing
10 5 (2.86%) ERP
10 5 (2.86%) Change Management
10 5 (2.86%) TOGAF
11 4 (2.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.86%) Java
2 24 (13.71%) SQL
3 15 (8.57%) COBOL
4 13 (7.43%) JCL
5 10 (5.71%) JavaScript
6 9 (5.14%) PL/1
7 6 (3.43%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.86%) REXX
8 5 (2.86%) Assembly Language
8 5 (2.86%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.71%) Perl
10 2 (1.14%) C#
11 1 (0.57%) XPath
11 1 (0.57%) C++
11 1 (0.57%) VB
11 1 (0.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.57%) SC Cleared
2 8 (4.57%) Degree
3 7 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.43%) CCNA
4 6 (3.43%) CCNP
5 5 (2.86%) MCDST
5 5 (2.86%) MCTS
5 5 (2.86%) MCITP
5 5 (2.86%) ACSP
5 5 (2.86%) RHCSA
5 5 (2.86%) CCIP
5 5 (2.86%) CCDP
5 5 (2.86%) IBM Certification
5 5 (2.86%) RHCE
5 5 (2.86%) MCSE
5 5 (2.86%) MCSA
5 5 (2.86%) ACSA
6 2 (1.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.00%) SLA
2 5 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.29%) QA
4 2 (1.14%) GMP
4 2 (1.14%) COBIT
5 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (2.86%) VMware ESX
2 4 (2.29%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.71%) PowerHA
4 2 (1.14%) Firmware
4 2 (1.14%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.57%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 17 (9.71%) SCCM
2 15 (8.57%) Netcool
2 15 (8.57%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 15 (8.57%) SCOM
3 8 (4.57%) Tivoli
4 6 (3.43%) CA Endevor
5 4 (2.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (2.29%) CA Wily
5 4 (2.29%) OMEGAMON
6 3 (1.71%) TIBCO Hawk
7 2 (1.14%) MOM
7 2 (1.14%) Foglight
7 2 (1.14%) Puppet
8 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 43 (24.57%) Oracle
2 28 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (16.00%) HP
3 21 (12.00%) Remedy
4 16 (9.14%) Cisco
5 13 (7.43%) SAP
5 13 (7.43%) EMC
5 13 (7.43%) CA
5 13 (7.43%) Red Hat
5 13 (7.43%) VMware
6 8 (4.57%) Syncsort
7 7 (4.00%) SolarWinds
7 7 (4.00%) Cognos
8 6 (3.43%) Lotus
8 6 (3.43%) Sun
8 6 (3.43%) Aquila
9 5 (2.86%) Brocade
9 5 (2.86%) Dell
9 5 (2.86%) Citrix
9 5 (2.86%) Apple
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