The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the North West region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 64 47 26
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -21
Contract jobs citing IBM 73 98 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.42% 3.64% 6.09%
As % of the Vendors category 5.50% 7.78% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 35 91
Average daily rate
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£380 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -29.68%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1328 1260 1604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.03% 46.79% 49.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 538 739
Average daily rate £325 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 98 116
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.57 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
IBM
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +4 41 £337 +22.63% 1
Cheshire -30 17 £450 +16.12% 6
Lancashire -7 8 £385 +10.00% 4
Merseyside +5 4 £415 +33.87% 2
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 51 (37.78%) Finance
2 41 (30.37%) Mainframe
3 38 (28.15%) IBM Mainframe
4 29 (21.48%) Oracle
5 28 (20.74%) DB2
6 25 (18.52%) AIX
7 24 (17.78%) UNIX
8 21 (15.56%) Middleware
8 21 (15.56%) Windows
8 21 (15.56%) Java
9 20 (14.81%) CICS
10 19 (14.07%) Migration
10 19 (14.07%) WebSphere
11 18 (13.33%) Banking
11 18 (13.33%) Telecoms
11 18 (13.33%) HP
12 17 (12.59%) SAP
12 17 (12.59%) Linux
12 17 (12.59%) Security Cleared
13 15 (11.11%) SQL
14 14 (10.37%) ITIL
15 13 (9.63%) Microsoft
16 11 (8.15%) VMware
16 11 (8.15%) Software Engineering
16 11 (8.15%) Tomcat
16 11 (8.15%) WebSphere MQ
16 11 (8.15%) Oracle Database
17 10 (7.41%) SC Cleared
17 10 (7.41%) Tivoli
17 10 (7.41%) Project Management

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 20 (14.81%) CICS
2 19 (14.07%) WebSphere
3 11 (8.15%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.70%) TIBCO EMS
5 4 (2.96%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (2.96%) Apache
6 3 (2.22%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.22%) MQSeries
6 3 (2.22%) NetWeaver
7 2 (1.48%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.74%) Lync
8 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) MS Office
1 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (5.93%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (2.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (2.22%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.48%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.74%) BPCS
4 1 (0.74%) Maximo
4 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.48%) PaaS
2 1 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.41%) SAN
2 6 (4.44%) Firewall
2 6 (4.44%) LAN
3 5 (3.70%) DHCP
3 5 (3.70%) DNS
4 4 (2.96%) HTTP
4 4 (2.96%) WAN
5 3 (2.22%) FTP
6 2 (1.48%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.48%) VPN
6 2 (1.48%) LDAP
6 2 (1.48%) VLAN
6 2 (1.48%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.48%) Network Security
6 2 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.48%) NAS
6 2 (1.48%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.74%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.74%) Wireless
7 1 (0.74%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (20.74%) DB2
2 11 (8.15%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.93%) IBM InfoSphere
4 7 (5.19%) Big Data
4 7 (5.19%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (4.44%) SAP BW
6 5 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.70%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.96%) IMS/DB
7 4 (2.96%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.96%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.22%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.22%) DataStage
9 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (4.44%) Eclipse
1 6 (4.44%) NetBeans
2 1 (0.74%) Lombardi
2 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.74%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 51 (37.78%) Finance
2 18 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 18 (13.33%) Banking
3 6 (4.44%) Retail
4 4 (2.96%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.22%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (16.30%) Architect
1 22 (16.30%) Analyst
2 21 (15.56%) Developer
3 12 (8.89%) Administrator
4 9 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 9 (6.67%) Consultant
5 8 (5.93%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (5.19%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (5.19%) Designer
7 6 (4.44%) Programmer
7 6 (4.44%) Java Developer
7 6 (4.44%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (3.70%) Analyst Developer
8 5 (3.70%) Middleware Analyst
9 4 (2.96%) UI Developer
9 4 (2.96%) DBA
9 4 (2.96%) Technical Manager
9 4 (2.96%) Mainframe Developer
9 4 (2.96%) Security Manager
9 4 (2.96%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.56%) Middleware
2 11 (8.15%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (7.41%) JMS
4 8 (5.93%) Web Services
5 7 (5.19%) .NET
6 6 (4.44%) Spring
6 6 (4.44%) Java SE
6 6 (4.44%) Java EE
6 6 (4.44%) JPA
6 6 (4.44%) JAX-RS
7 5 (3.70%) Rendezvous
8 4 (2.96%) SAP XI
8 4 (2.96%) JNDI
8 4 (2.96%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (2.96%) J2EE
8 4 (2.96%) JDBC
8 4 (2.96%) JSP
9 3 (2.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 3 (2.22%) RESTful
10 2 (1.48%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 41 (30.37%) Mainframe
2 38 (28.15%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (2.96%) Visualisation
3 4 (2.96%) PKI
4 3 (2.22%) Firmware
4 3 (2.22%) Clustering
5 2 (1.48%) Tandem
5 2 (1.48%) VSAM
5 2 (1.48%) GIS
5 2 (1.48%) AS400
5 2 (1.48%) Replication
5 2 (1.48%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.48%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.74%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.74%) DataPower
6 1 (0.74%) iSeries
6 1 (0.74%) LPAR
6 1 (0.74%) DLPAR
6 1 (0.74%) IBM XIV
6 1 (0.74%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.52%) AIX
2 24 (17.78%) UNIX
3 21 (15.56%) Windows
4 17 (12.59%) Linux
5 7 (5.19%) HPUX
6 6 (4.44%) zOS
7 5 (3.70%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.70%) Solaris
8 4 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.22%) MVS
9 3 (2.22%) Android
10 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.74%) SUSE
11 1 (0.74%) i5/OS
11 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.74%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.07%) Migration
2 14 (10.37%) ITIL
3 11 (8.15%) Software Engineering
4 10 (7.41%) Project Management
5 9 (6.67%) Change Management
6 8 (5.93%) ERP
6 8 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (5.19%) ETL
7 7 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (4.44%) Configuration Management
9 5 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (3.70%) DSDM
9 5 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (3.70%) Waterfall
9 5 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.96%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (2.96%) Information Security
11 3 (2.22%) Data Management
11 3 (2.22%) Risk Management
11 3 (2.22%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.56%) Java
2 15 (11.11%) SQL
3 9 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 8 (5.93%) COBOL
5 6 (4.44%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.96%) Assembly Language
6 4 (2.96%) PL/1
7 3 (2.22%) Perl
8 2 (1.48%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.48%) ABAP
8 2 (1.48%) Python
9 1 (0.74%) NATURAL
9 1 (0.74%) JCL
Qualifications
1 17 (12.59%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.96%) CCNA
4 4 (2.96%) MCSA
4 4 (2.96%) CCNP
4 4 (2.96%) IBM Certification
5 3 (2.22%) ACSA
5 3 (2.22%) MCDST
5 3 (2.22%) MCTS
5 3 (2.22%) MCITP
5 3 (2.22%) ACSP
5 3 (2.22%) CCIP
5 3 (2.22%) MCSE
5 3 (2.22%) CCDP
5 3 (2.22%) RHCE
6 1 (0.74%) MCP
6 1 (0.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.74%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.22%) RHEV
4 2 (1.48%) XenApp
4 2 (1.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.74%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.74%) GPFS
5 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (7.41%) Tivoli
2 5 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (3.70%) BladeLogic
3 3 (2.22%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.48%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.48%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.74%) Control-M
5 1 (0.74%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.74%) SCCM
5 1 (0.74%) SCOM
5 1 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 29 (21.48%) Oracle
2 18 (13.33%) HP
3 17 (12.59%) SAP
4 13 (9.63%) Microsoft
5 11 (8.15%) VMware
6 10 (7.41%) Cisco
7 9 (6.67%) NetApp
7 9 (6.67%) Red Hat
8 8 (5.93%) Cognos
8 8 (5.93%) EMC
9 7 (5.19%) Intel
9 7 (5.19%) Business Objects
10 6 (4.44%) Citrix
10 6 (4.44%) Dell
11 5 (3.70%) TIBCO
11 5 (3.70%) Splunk
11 5 (3.70%) Cyber-Ark
12 4 (2.96%) Sun
13 3 (2.22%) CA
13 3 (2.22%) Informatica
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