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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 57 59 34
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -25
Contract jobs citing IBM 91 81 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.81% 2.88% 4.86%
As % of the Vendors category 6.12% 6.66% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 40 69
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £270 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £478 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £82.00 £27.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+203.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £23.46 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-8.35% -12.78%
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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
1488 1216 1475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.87% 43.23% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 554 686
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 110 107
Average hourly rate £17.75 £22.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.97% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 +26 43 £400 +6.66% 6
Cheshire -10 24 £428 +0.58% 7
Lancashire -8 18 £339 -
Merseyside - - - - 2
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 59 (36.42%) Finance
2 50 (30.86%) Mainframe
3 42 (25.93%) IBM Mainframe
4 36 (22.22%) WebSphere
4 36 (22.22%) Oracle
5 32 (19.75%) AIX
6 31 (19.14%) DB2
6 31 (19.14%) Java
7 27 (16.67%) CICS
8 24 (14.81%) Migration
9 23 (14.20%) HP
9 23 (14.20%) Linux
10 22 (13.58%) Microsoft
11 21 (12.96%) Middleware
12 20 (12.35%) SAP
12 20 (12.35%) Banking
12 20 (12.35%) Security Cleared
13 19 (11.73%) Telecoms
13 19 (11.73%) UNIX
14 18 (11.11%) Windows
14 18 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (10.49%) Retail
15 17 (10.49%) Red Hat
16 16 (9.88%) COBOL
17 14 (8.64%) Software Engineering
17 14 (8.64%) Web Services
17 14 (8.64%) Tomcat
17 14 (8.64%) Eclipse
18 13 (8.02%) WebSphere Application Server
18 13 (8.02%) Spring

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 36 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 27 (16.67%) CICS
3 14 (8.64%) Tomcat
4 13 (8.02%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (4.94%) WebLogic
5 8 (4.94%) Apache
6 7 (4.32%) JBoss
7 6 (3.70%) WebSphere Process Server
7 6 (3.70%) WebSphere Portal
7 6 (3.70%) Quickr
8 4 (2.47%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (1.23%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (1.23%) CMS
9 2 (1.23%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.62%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (1.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.23%) Maximo
2 2 (1.23%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.94%) FTP
1 8 (4.94%) HTTP
2 7 (4.32%) DNS
3 6 (3.70%) DHCP
4 5 (3.09%) SAN
5 4 (2.47%) Wireshark
5 4 (2.47%) Network Security
6 3 (1.85%) LDAP
6 3 (1.85%) LAN
6 3 (1.85%) WAN
7 2 (1.23%) DMZ
7 2 (1.23%) Firewall
8 1 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.62%) Intranet
8 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (19.14%) DB2
2 8 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.94%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.70%) DataStage
4 5 (3.09%) Easytrieve
4 5 (3.09%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.09%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.09%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.47%) SAP BW
5 4 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.47%) Big Data
5 4 (2.47%) IBM InfoSphere
6 3 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.23%) IMS/DB
8 1 (0.62%) BODI
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (8.64%) Eclipse
2 6 (3.70%) NetBeans
3 2 (1.23%) Introscope
4 1 (0.62%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 1 (0.62%) JIRA
4 1 (0.62%) Selenium
4 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.62%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.62%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (0.62%) Toad
4 1 (0.62%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.62%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 59 (36.42%) Finance
2 20 (12.35%) Banking
3 19 (11.73%) Telecoms
4 17 (10.49%) Retail
5 4 (2.47%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.23%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.62%) Marketing
7 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (22.22%) Architect
2 29 (17.90%) Developer
3 15 (9.26%) Analyst
3 15 (9.26%) Solutions Architect
3 15 (9.26%) Administrator
4 9 (5.56%) Consultant
4 9 (5.56%) WebSphere Developer
5 8 (4.94%) Project Manager
5 8 (4.94%) Systems Analyst
5 8 (4.94%) Designer
6 7 (4.32%) Java Developer
7 6 (3.70%) Technical Architect
7 6 (3.70%) Programmer
7 6 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (3.09%) Security Manager
8 5 (3.09%) Solutions Designer
8 5 (3.09%) Network Manager
8 5 (3.09%) Network Security Manager
9 4 (2.47%) Mainframe Architect
9 4 (2.47%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.96%) Middleware
2 14 (8.64%) Web Services
3 13 (8.02%) Spring
4 12 (7.41%) JMS
4 12 (7.41%) WebSphere MQ
5 9 (5.56%) J2EE
6 8 (4.94%) JDBC
6 8 (4.94%) JSP
7 6 (3.70%) .NET
7 6 (3.70%) Java SE
7 6 (3.70%) Java EE
7 6 (3.70%) Dojo
7 6 (3.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 6 (3.70%) JPA
7 6 (3.70%) JSR 286
7 6 (3.70%) JAX-RS
8 5 (3.09%) RESTful
8 5 (3.09%) JNDI
8 5 (3.09%) XML
9 4 (2.47%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (30.86%) Mainframe
2 42 (25.93%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (5.56%) VSAM
4 4 (2.47%) PKI
4 4 (2.47%) Data Integration
4 4 (2.47%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.23%) DataPower
5 2 (1.23%) Clustering
5 2 (1.23%) Tandem
6 1 (0.62%) HACMP
6 1 (0.62%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.62%) AS400
6 1 (0.62%) Replication
6 1 (0.62%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.62%) iSeries
6 1 (0.62%) DLPAR
6 1 (0.62%) HP Superdome
6 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 32 (19.75%) AIX
2 23 (14.20%) Linux
3 19 (11.73%) UNIX
4 18 (11.11%) Windows
5 12 (7.41%) Solaris
6 10 (6.17%) HPUX
7 9 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (4.32%) zOS
9 6 (3.70%) Windows 7
10 5 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.47%) Android
12 3 (1.85%) SUSE
12 3 (1.85%) MVS
13 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (1.23%) CentOS
14 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.62%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.81%) Migration
2 18 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (8.64%) Software Engineering
4 12 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (7.41%) Project Management
4 12 (7.41%) ITIL
5 10 (6.17%) Configuration Management
6 9 (5.56%) Change Management
7 8 (4.94%) Waterfall
8 7 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (4.32%) ERP
8 7 (4.32%) SOA
9 6 (3.70%) Capacity Management
10 5 (3.09%) Analytics
10 5 (3.09%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (3.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (3.09%) ETL
10 5 (3.09%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (2.47%) UML
11 4 (2.47%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 31 (19.14%) Java
2 16 (9.88%) COBOL
3 11 (6.79%) SQL
4 8 (4.94%) Assembly Language
5 7 (4.32%) JCL
6 6 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.09%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.09%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.09%) Perl
8 4 (2.47%) REXX
9 3 (1.85%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.23%) PL/1
11 1 (0.62%) NATURAL
11 1 (0.62%) VB
11 1 (0.62%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (12.35%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.02%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.70%) MCSA
4 6 (3.70%) CCNA
5 5 (3.09%) CCDP
5 5 (3.09%) CCNP
5 5 (3.09%) CCIP
5 5 (3.09%) MCSE
5 5 (3.09%) ACSP
5 5 (3.09%) RHCE
5 5 (3.09%) IBM Certification
5 5 (3.09%) ACSA
5 5 (3.09%) MCDST
5 5 (3.09%) MCTS
5 5 (3.09%) MCITP
6 4 (2.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.23%) QA
3 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.62%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.09%) Firmware
3 4 (2.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (1.85%) PowerHA
4 3 (1.85%) RHEV
5 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.62%) XenApp
6 1 (0.62%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.62%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (5.56%) Tivoli
2 4 (2.47%) OMEGAMON
2 4 (2.47%) CA Wily
3 2 (1.23%) Puppet
3 2 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.23%) Foglight
4 1 (0.62%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.62%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.62%) Control-M
4 1 (0.62%) SCCM
4 1 (0.62%) SCOM
4 1 (0.62%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 36 (22.22%) Oracle
2 23 (14.20%) HP
3 22 (13.58%) Microsoft
4 20 (12.35%) SAP
5 17 (10.49%) Red Hat
6 11 (6.79%) VMware
6 11 (6.79%) Cisco
7 10 (6.17%) EMC
8 7 (4.32%) Sun
8 7 (4.32%) Cognos
8 7 (4.32%) CA
8 7 (4.32%) SolarWinds
9 6 (3.70%) Lotus
10 5 (3.09%) NetApp
10 5 (3.09%) Apple
10 5 (3.09%) Business Objects
10 5 (3.09%) Intel
10 5 (3.09%) Citrix
11 4 (2.47%) Dell
11 4 (2.47%) Informatica
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