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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 48 54 66
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +12
Contract jobs citing IBM 135 100 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.56% 3.06% 2.39%
As % of the Vendors category 8.68% 6.61% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 51 26
Average daily rate £400 £380 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £250 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £408
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% +100.00%
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
1556 1514 1236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 41.06% 46.29% 44.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 759 583
Average daily rate £383 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 101 77
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.33 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire +19 50 £425 -0.17% 7
Manchester +12 50 £400 -15.78% 3
Lancashire +5 17 £400 +39.13% 3
Merseyside -13 12 £338 +35.00% 1
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 57 (22.44%) AIX
2 56 (22.05%) Finance
3 54 (21.26%) Unix
3 54 (21.26%) Linux
3 54 (21.26%) Oracle
4 49 (19.29%) Windows
4 49 (19.29%) WebSphere
5 47 (18.50%) Java
6 46 (18.11%) Migration
7 40 (15.75%) Security Cleared
8 39 (15.35%) Data Centre
9 38 (14.96%) Mainframe
9 38 (14.96%) HP
10 31 (12.20%) Cisco
10 31 (12.20%) Solaris
11 30 (11.81%) XML
11 30 (11.81%) Middleware
12 29 (11.42%) VMware
12 29 (11.42%) WebSphere Cast Iron
13 25 (9.84%) Banking
14 24 (9.45%) DB2
14 24 (9.45%) WAN
14 24 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
15 22 (8.66%) Citrix
15 22 (8.66%) SC Cleared
16 21 (8.27%) IBM Mainframe
16 21 (8.27%) SQL
16 21 (8.27%) Oracle Database
17 20 (7.87%) Subversion
18 19 (7.48%) Red Hat

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 49 (19.29%) WebSphere
2 17 (6.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 15 (5.91%) JBoss
4 14 (5.51%) WebLogic
5 12 (4.72%) Apache
6 8 (3.15%) CICS
6 8 (3.15%) IBM HTTP Server
7 7 (2.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 7 (2.76%) SAS
8 6 (2.36%) iPlanet
8 6 (2.36%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.57%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.79%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.39%) IIS
11 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (1.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.79%) MS Office
2 2 (0.79%) MS Project
3 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.97%) BASE24
2 3 (1.18%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (1.18%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.79%) Unica
4 1 (0.39%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (0.39%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.57%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.39%) Bluemix
2 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.39%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.45%) WAN
2 17 (6.69%) LAN
3 15 (5.91%) DNS
4 14 (5.51%) SAN
5 13 (5.12%) SSL
6 12 (4.72%) HTTP
7 11 (4.33%) SMTP
8 10 (3.94%) TCP/IP
9 9 (3.54%) Firewall
10 8 (3.15%) SNMP
11 6 (2.36%) Internet
11 6 (2.36%) MPLS
12 5 (1.97%) ATM
13 4 (1.57%) BGP
13 4 (1.57%) IPsec
13 4 (1.57%) IPv4
13 4 (1.57%) IPv6
13 4 (1.57%) OSPF
13 4 (1.57%) VLAN
13 4 (1.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.45%) DB2
2 21 (8.27%) Oracle Database
3 12 (4.72%) RDBMS
3 12 (4.72%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.18%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.79%) Base SAS
5 2 (0.79%) Big Data
5 2 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.79%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.79%) Ingres
5 2 (0.79%) MS Access
5 2 (0.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.39%) Easytrieve
6 1 (0.39%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.39%) IDMS
6 1 (0.39%) MySQL
6 1 (0.39%) OLAP
6 1 (0.39%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.39%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 20 (7.87%) Subversion
2 11 (4.33%) Maven
3 10 (3.94%) Ant
3 10 (3.94%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.54%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.54%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (3.15%) Gradle
5 8 (3.15%) Selenium
5 8 (3.15%) Visual Studio
6 6 (2.36%) Eclipse
6 6 (2.36%) Introscope
6 6 (2.36%) SoapUI
7 5 (1.97%) JIRA
7 5 (1.97%) Lombardi
8 4 (1.57%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.18%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.79%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.79%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.79%) NetBeans
10 2 (0.79%) Toad
General
1 56 (22.05%) Finance
2 25 (9.84%) Banking
3 10 (3.94%) Retail
4 8 (3.15%) Electronics
5 6 (2.36%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.36%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.18%) Games
7 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.39%) Law
7 1 (0.39%) Legal
7 1 (0.39%) Marketing
7 1 (0.39%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (18.90%) Developer
2 39 (15.35%) Analyst
2 39 (15.35%) Architect
3 22 (8.66%) Designer
4 19 (7.48%) Consultant
5 12 (4.72%) Functional Analyst
6 11 (4.33%) Functional Test Analyst
6 11 (4.33%) Infrastructure Architect
6 11 (4.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 11 (4.33%) Test Analyst
7 10 (3.94%) Administrator
7 10 (3.94%) Technical Analyst
8 9 (3.54%) Software Engineer
8 9 (3.54%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (3.54%) WebSphere Developer
9 7 (2.76%) Data Architect
9 7 (2.76%) IT Architect
9 7 (2.76%) IT Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (2.76%) Java Developer
9 7 (2.76%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.81%) Middleware
1 30 (11.81%) XML
2 16 (6.30%) WebSphere MQ
3 15 (5.91%) Web Services
4 13 (5.12%) Spring
5 12 (4.72%) IBM Integration Bus
5 12 (4.72%) J2EE
6 11 (4.33%) WebCenter
7 10 (3.94%) Hibernate
8 9 (3.54%) .NET
8 9 (3.54%) SOAP
9 7 (2.76%) CSS
10 6 (2.36%) HTML
10 6 (2.36%) Java EE
10 6 (2.36%) JMS
10 6 (2.36%) JSON
11 5 (1.97%) CSS3
11 5 (1.97%) JDBC
11 5 (1.97%) RESTful
12 4 (1.57%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.35%) Data Centre
2 38 (14.96%) Mainframe
3 24 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (8.27%) IBM Mainframe
5 12 (4.72%) Clustering
6 10 (3.94%) HACMP
6 10 (3.94%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.54%) Computer Science
8 8 (3.15%) FlexPod
8 8 (3.15%) VCE vBlock
9 6 (2.36%) DLPAR
9 6 (2.36%) Tandem
10 5 (1.97%) EMV
10 5 (1.97%) iSeries
10 5 (1.97%) VSAM
11 4 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.57%) LPAR
11 4 (1.57%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.18%) Replication
12 3 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 57 (22.44%) AIX
2 54 (21.26%) Linux
2 54 (21.26%) Unix
3 49 (19.29%) Windows
4 31 (12.20%) Solaris
5 17 (6.69%) HPUX
5 17 (6.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (3.15%) zOS
7 7 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.36%) Windows Server
8 6 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.18%) Android
9 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.79%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.39%) MVS
11 1 (0.39%) VME
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (18.11%) Migration
2 17 (6.69%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (6.69%) ITIL
3 16 (6.30%) Functional Testing
4 14 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (5.51%) Project Management
4 14 (5.51%) Software Engineering
5 12 (4.72%) CRM
5 12 (4.72%) System Integration Testing
6 11 (4.33%) Integration Testing
6 11 (4.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (3.94%) Scrum
7 10 (3.94%) Service Management
8 9 (3.54%) SOA
9 8 (3.15%) High Availability
9 8 (3.15%) OO
9 8 (3.15%) SOLID
10 7 (2.76%) Incident Management
10 7 (2.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (2.36%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (18.50%) Java
2 21 (8.27%) SQL
3 14 (5.51%) JavaScript
4 13 (5.12%) Shell Script
5 11 (4.33%) COBOL
6 9 (3.54%) C#
7 7 (2.76%) C++
8 5 (1.97%) Perl
8 5 (1.97%) VC++
9 4 (1.57%) C
9 4 (1.57%) JCL
9 4 (1.57%) Jython
9 4 (1.57%) Korn
9 4 (1.57%) Lisp
9 4 (1.57%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.57%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.18%) Assembly Language
11 2 (0.79%) ActionScript
11 2 (0.79%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (0.79%) REXX
Qualifications
1 40 (15.75%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.66%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.15%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (2.76%) Degree
5 3 (1.18%) ACSA
5 3 (1.18%) ACSP
5 3 (1.18%) CCDP
5 3 (1.18%) CCIP
5 3 (1.18%) CCNA
5 3 (1.18%) CCNP
5 3 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.18%) IBM Certification
5 3 (1.18%) MCDST
5 3 (1.18%) MCITP
5 3 (1.18%) MCSA
5 3 (1.18%) MCSE
5 3 (1.18%) MCTS
5 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.18%) RHCE
5 3 (1.18%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.79%) QA
2 2 (0.79%) SLA
3 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (6.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (5.91%) Active Directory
3 14 (5.51%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.57%) GPFS
4 4 (1.57%) PowerHA
4 4 (1.57%) RACF
4 4 (1.57%) Time Sharing Option
5 3 (1.18%) Snort
5 3 (1.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (1.18%) Xen
6 2 (0.79%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 2 (0.79%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.79%) vSphere
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (11.42%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 9 (3.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 8 (3.15%) CA Wily
4 6 (2.36%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.57%) Legato
6 3 (1.18%) EMC VPLEX
6 3 (1.18%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.79%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.79%) DameWare
7 2 (0.79%) OMEGAMON
7 2 (0.79%) QRadar
7 2 (0.79%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.79%) zSecure
8 1 (0.39%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (0.39%) Puppet
8 1 (0.39%) SCCM
8 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.39%) vRealize
Vendors
1 54 (21.26%) Oracle
2 38 (14.96%) HP
3 31 (12.20%) Cisco
4 29 (11.42%) VMware
5 22 (8.66%) Citrix
6 19 (7.48%) Red Hat
7 18 (7.09%) Sun
8 14 (5.51%) CA
8 14 (5.51%) Microsoft
9 11 (4.33%) EMC
9 11 (4.33%) SAP
10 10 (3.94%) 3PAR
11 9 (3.54%) Dell
11 9 (3.54%) Perforce
12 7 (2.76%) Brocade
12 7 (2.76%) NetApp
13 6 (2.36%) Juniper
13 6 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (1.57%) Avaya
14 4 (1.57%) Teradata
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