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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 60 51 28
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -23
Contract jobs citing IBM 91 99 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.85% 3.40% 5.84%
As % of the Vendors category 6.33% 7.43% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 38 85
Average daily rate
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£350 £394 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £250 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £483 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -35.48%
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
1437 1333 1573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.99% 45.79% 48.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 751 585 726
Average daily rate £335 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 107 128
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +13 49 £325 +8.33% 8
Cheshire -25 25 £430 +1.17% 5
Lancashire -1 9 £385 - 3
Merseyside -2 3 £340 +9.67% 1
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 47 (34.31%) Finance
2 41 (29.93%) Mainframe
3 36 (26.28%) IBM Mainframe
4 33 (24.09%) Oracle
5 29 (21.17%) DB2
5 29 (21.17%) Java
6 26 (18.98%) AIX
7 23 (16.79%) Migration
8 22 (16.06%) Middleware
8 22 (16.06%) Linux
9 21 (15.33%) Windows
9 21 (15.33%) WebSphere
10 20 (14.60%) CICS
11 19 (13.87%) Security Cleared
12 18 (13.14%) UNIX
12 18 (13.14%) SAP
12 18 (13.14%) Telecoms
13 17 (12.41%) HP
14 16 (11.68%) Banking
15 15 (10.95%) Retail
16 14 (10.22%) Software Engineering
16 14 (10.22%) Web Services
16 14 (10.22%) JMS
17 13 (9.49%) Project Management
17 13 (9.49%) Tivoli
17 13 (9.49%) Microsoft
18 12 (8.76%) Tomcat
18 12 (8.76%) SQL
18 12 (8.76%) VMware
18 12 (8.76%) SC Cleared

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 21 (15.33%) WebSphere
2 20 (14.60%) CICS
3 12 (8.76%) Tomcat
4 7 (5.11%) Apache
5 6 (4.38%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.92%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (2.19%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.46%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.46%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (1.46%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.73%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.73%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.73%) CMS
9 1 (0.73%) Lync
9 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.73%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.11%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (2.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (2.19%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.46%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.73%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.46%) PaaS
2 1 (0.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.57%) DNS
2 8 (5.84%) DHCP
2 8 (5.84%) FTP
2 8 (5.84%) HTTP
3 7 (5.11%) SAN
4 6 (4.38%) LAN
5 4 (2.92%) Wireshark
5 4 (2.92%) LDAP
6 3 (2.19%) Firewall
7 2 (1.46%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.46%) VLAN
7 2 (1.46%) WAN
7 2 (1.46%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.46%) VPN
8 1 (0.73%) DMZ
8 1 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.73%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.17%) DB2
2 9 (6.57%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.84%) IBM InfoSphere
4 7 (5.11%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (5.11%) Big Data
5 6 (4.38%) SQL Server
6 5 (3.65%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (2.92%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.92%) SAP BW
7 4 (2.92%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.19%) DataStage
8 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.19%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.46%) IMS/DB
9 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.73%) MSDE
10 1 (0.73%) Easytrieve
10 1 (0.73%) MySQL
10 1 (0.73%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 9 (6.57%) Eclipse
2 8 (5.84%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.73%) Toad
3 1 (0.73%) WebLogic Workshop
3 1 (0.73%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 1 (0.73%) Selenium
3 1 (0.73%) JIRA
3 1 (0.73%) Introscope
3 1 (0.73%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 47 (34.31%) Finance
2 18 (13.14%) Telecoms
3 16 (11.68%) Banking
4 15 (10.95%) Retail
5 4 (2.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (18.25%) Developer
2 24 (17.52%) Architect
3 15 (10.95%) Administrator
4 14 (10.22%) Analyst
5 10 (7.30%) Consultant
6 9 (6.57%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (5.84%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.11%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.11%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (5.11%) Systems Analyst
8 7 (5.11%) Designer
9 6 (4.38%) Programmer
9 6 (4.38%) WebSphere Developer
10 5 (3.65%) DBA
10 5 (3.65%) Analyst Developer
11 4 (2.92%) UI Developer
11 4 (2.92%) Network Administrator
11 4 (2.92%) Systems Programmer
12 3 (2.19%) Data Consultant
12 3 (2.19%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.06%) Middleware
2 14 (10.22%) Web Services
2 14 (10.22%) JMS
3 8 (5.84%) JAX-RS
3 8 (5.84%) JPA
3 8 (5.84%) Spring
3 8 (5.84%) Java SE
3 8 (5.84%) Java EE
3 8 (5.84%) .NET
3 8 (5.84%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (5.11%) J2EE
4 7 (5.11%) JSP
5 6 (4.38%) RESTful
5 6 (4.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 6 (4.38%) JDBC
6 5 (3.65%) JNDI
7 4 (2.92%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (2.19%) XML
8 3 (2.19%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.46%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 41 (29.93%) Mainframe
2 36 (26.28%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (2.92%) Visualisation
3 4 (2.92%) PKI
3 4 (2.92%) Firmware
4 3 (2.19%) Tandem
4 3 (2.19%) VSAM
4 3 (2.19%) AS400
4 3 (2.19%) Clustering
5 2 (1.46%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.46%) Replication
6 1 (0.73%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.73%) HACMP
6 1 (0.73%) GIS
6 1 (0.73%) DLPAR
6 1 (0.73%) iSeries
6 1 (0.73%) DataPower
6 1 (0.73%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.73%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 26 (18.98%) AIX
2 22 (16.06%) Linux
3 21 (15.33%) Windows
4 18 (13.14%) UNIX
5 9 (6.57%) HPUX
5 9 (6.57%) Solaris
6 8 (5.84%) zOS
7 6 (4.38%) Windows 7
7 6 (4.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.19%) MVS
10 2 (1.46%) CentOS
10 2 (1.46%) SUSE
10 2 (1.46%) VMS
11 1 (0.73%) OS/400
11 1 (0.73%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.73%) i5/OS
11 1 (0.73%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.79%) Migration
2 14 (10.22%) Software Engineering
3 13 (9.49%) Project Management
4 10 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (5.84%) Configuration Management
5 8 (5.84%) ERP
6 7 (5.11%) Waterfall
6 7 (5.11%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (4.38%) Capacity Management
7 6 (4.38%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (4.38%) ETL
7 6 (4.38%) ITIL
8 5 (3.65%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (3.65%) SOA
8 5 (3.65%) DSDM
8 5 (3.65%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (2.92%) Agile Project Management
9 4 (2.92%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (2.92%) Change Management
10 3 (2.19%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.17%) Java
2 12 (8.76%) SQL
3 9 (6.57%) COBOL
4 6 (4.38%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.65%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.92%) Assembly Language
7 3 (2.19%) Perl
8 2 (1.46%) Python
8 2 (1.46%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.46%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.46%) PL/1
8 2 (1.46%) JCL
9 1 (0.73%) NATURAL
9 1 (0.73%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 19 (13.87%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.46%) Degree
5 1 (0.73%) CCNA
5 1 (0.73%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.73%) MCP
5 1 (0.73%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.73%) QA
1 1 (0.73%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (6.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (2.19%) RHEV
4 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.46%) XenApp
5 1 (0.73%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.73%) GPFS
5 1 (0.73%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 13 (9.49%) Tivoli
2 4 (2.92%) OMEGAMON
2 4 (2.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (2.19%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.19%) CA Wily
4 2 (1.46%) Foglight
4 2 (1.46%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.73%) Control-M
5 1 (0.73%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.73%) SCCM
5 1 (0.73%) SCOM
5 1 (0.73%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.73%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (24.09%) Oracle
2 18 (13.14%) SAP
3 17 (12.41%) HP
4 13 (9.49%) Microsoft
5 12 (8.76%) VMware
6 10 (7.30%) Red Hat
7 9 (6.57%) NetApp
8 8 (5.84%) Citrix
9 7 (5.11%) Dell
9 7 (5.11%) Sun
9 7 (5.11%) Business Objects
9 7 (5.11%) Cognos
10 6 (4.38%) Intel
11 5 (3.65%) EMC
11 5 (3.65%) Cisco
12 4 (2.92%) Spiceworks
12 4 (2.92%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.92%) JBoss
12 4 (2.92%) CA
13 3 (2.19%) Sybase
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