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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 51 52 54
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing IBM 95 84 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.96% 2.97% 2.91%
As % of the Vendors category 6.36% 6.74% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 48 46
Average daily rate
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£338 £357 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.39% -17.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £293 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £493 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 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 £22.69 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+54.25% -26.80%
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
1493 1247 1380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.50% 44.03% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 627 648
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 97 107
Average hourly rate £16.25 £24.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.98% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £39.09 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 December 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 December 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 -6 25 £425 +25.92% 6
Cheshire 0 23 £432 +15.20% 2
Merseyside +16 22 £250 -20.63% 2
Lancashire -15 13 £288 - 3
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 61 (34.27%) Finance
2 53 (29.78%) Mainframe
3 43 (24.16%) IBM Mainframe
4 40 (22.47%) Oracle
5 35 (19.66%) DB2
6 34 (19.10%) Java
6 34 (19.10%) WebSphere
7 33 (18.54%) UNIX
8 27 (15.17%) HP
9 26 (14.61%) Microsoft
9 26 (14.61%) Windows
9 26 (14.61%) AIX
10 25 (14.04%) Migration
11 23 (12.92%) Linux
12 19 (10.67%) CICS
12 19 (10.67%) Middleware
13 18 (10.11%) Remedy
13 18 (10.11%) Telecoms
13 18 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (10.11%) Banking
13 18 (10.11%) SQL
13 18 (10.11%) Web Services
14 17 (9.55%) ITIL
14 17 (9.55%) SAN
14 17 (9.55%) Cisco
15 16 (8.99%) Spring
15 16 (8.99%) SCCM
16 15 (8.43%) SCOM
16 15 (8.43%) Retail
16 15 (8.43%) VMware

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 34 (19.10%) WebSphere
2 19 (10.67%) CICS
3 13 (7.30%) WebSphere Application Server
4 10 (5.62%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.49%) JBoss
6 7 (3.93%) WebLogic
7 6 (3.37%) Apache
7 6 (3.37%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.37%) WebSphere Process Server
7 6 (3.37%) WebSphere Portal
7 6 (3.37%) Quickr
8 3 (1.69%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (1.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (1.12%) CMS
9 2 (1.12%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.56%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.56%) Lync
10 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.81%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Maximo
2 2 (1.12%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.56%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.56%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.56%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.56%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.56%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.69%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.56%) Responsys
2 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.55%) SAN
2 10 (5.62%) HTTP
3 8 (4.49%) FTP
4 7 (3.93%) DNS
5 6 (3.37%) DHCP
6 5 (2.81%) WAN
7 4 (2.25%) Firewall
7 4 (2.25%) Wireshark
7 4 (2.25%) Network Security
8 3 (1.69%) LAN
9 2 (1.12%) LDAP
9 2 (1.12%) ATM
9 2 (1.12%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.12%) DMZ
10 1 (0.56%) Intranet
10 1 (0.56%) Internet
10 1 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (19.66%) DB2
2 8 (4.49%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.93%) IMS/DB
4 5 (2.81%) Easytrieve
4 5 (2.81%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.81%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.81%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.25%) DataStage
6 2 (1.12%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.12%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.56%) MySQL
7 1 (0.56%) Informix
7 1 (0.56%) MS Access
7 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.56%) Adabas
7 1 (0.56%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (8.43%) Eclipse
2 5 (2.81%) NetBeans
3 3 (1.69%) Introscope
3 3 (1.69%) Ant
3 3 (1.69%) JUnit
3 3 (1.69%) JIRA
4 2 (1.12%) Selenium
4 2 (1.12%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.56%) Subversion
5 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.56%) Mockito
5 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.56%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.56%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 1 (0.56%) Toad
5 1 (0.56%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 61 (34.27%) Finance
2 18 (10.11%) Banking
2 18 (10.11%) Telecoms
3 15 (8.43%) Retail
4 3 (1.69%) Retail Banking
4 3 (1.69%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
6 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (24.16%) Architect
2 34 (19.10%) Developer
3 16 (8.99%) Analyst
4 14 (7.87%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (6.74%) Administrator
5 12 (6.74%) SCCM Specialist
6 10 (5.62%) Consultant
7 9 (5.06%) Java Developer
7 9 (5.06%) Technical Architect
7 9 (5.06%) Mainframe Developer
8 8 (4.49%) WebSphere Developer
8 8 (4.49%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (3.93%) DBA
10 6 (3.37%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.37%) IBM Mainframe Developer
11 5 (2.81%) Designer
11 5 (2.81%) Security Manager
11 5 (2.81%) Network Security Manager
11 5 (2.81%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (2.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.67%) Middleware
2 18 (10.11%) Web Services
3 16 (8.99%) Spring
4 15 (8.43%) J2EE
5 14 (7.87%) JDBC
6 13 (7.30%) JSP
6 13 (7.30%) XML
6 13 (7.30%) JMS
7 9 (5.06%) .NET
7 9 (5.06%) WebSphere MQ
8 8 (4.49%) HTML
9 7 (3.93%) JNDI
10 6 (3.37%) Dojo
10 6 (3.37%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 6 (3.37%) JSR 286
10 6 (3.37%) JAX-RS
11 5 (2.81%) RESTful
11 5 (2.81%) JPA
11 5 (2.81%) Java SE
11 5 (2.81%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 53 (29.78%) Mainframe
2 43 (24.16%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (4.49%) VSAM
4 5 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.25%) Clustering
5 4 (2.25%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.12%) DataPower
7 2 (1.12%) Tandem
7 2 (1.12%) Open Source
7 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.12%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.56%) IBM XIV
8 1 (0.56%) Social Media
8 1 (0.56%) iSeries
8 1 (0.56%) DLPAR
8 1 (0.56%) HP Superdome
8 1 (0.56%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.54%) UNIX
2 26 (14.61%) Windows
2 26 (14.61%) AIX
3 23 (12.92%) Linux
4 13 (7.30%) Solaris
5 9 (5.06%) HPUX
5 9 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.93%) Windows 7
7 6 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.25%) Android
8 4 (2.25%) zOS
9 2 (1.12%) MVS
9 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.12%) CentOS
9 2 (1.12%) SUSE
9 2 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.04%) Migration
2 18 (10.11%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (9.55%) ITIL
4 12 (6.74%) Project Management
4 12 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (6.74%) Software Engineering
5 11 (6.18%) Waterfall
6 9 (5.06%) SOA
6 9 (5.06%) Analytics
7 8 (4.49%) Change Management
8 7 (3.93%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (3.93%) Capacity Management
9 6 (3.37%) Agile Project Management
9 6 (3.37%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (3.37%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (3.37%) Configuration Management
9 6 (3.37%) Release Management
10 5 (2.81%) TOGAF
10 5 (2.81%) E-Commerce
10 5 (2.81%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 34 (19.10%) Java
2 18 (10.11%) SQL
3 12 (6.74%) COBOL
3 12 (6.74%) JCL
4 9 (5.06%) PL/1
5 8 (4.49%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.37%) PL/SQL
6 6 (3.37%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.81%) Assembly Language
8 4 (2.25%) REXX
8 4 (2.25%) Perl
9 2 (1.12%) C#
10 1 (0.56%) C++
10 1 (0.56%) VB
10 1 (0.56%) NATURAL
10 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (5.06%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.49%) Degree
4 6 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.37%) MCSA
4 6 (3.37%) CCNA
5 5 (2.81%) CCDP
5 5 (2.81%) CCNP
5 5 (2.81%) CCIP
5 5 (2.81%) MCSE
5 5 (2.81%) RHCE
5 5 (2.81%) ACSP
5 5 (2.81%) RHCSA
5 5 (2.81%) IBM Certification
5 5 (2.81%) ACSA
5 5 (2.81%) MCDST
5 5 (2.81%) MCTS
5 5 (2.81%) MCITP
6 2 (1.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.25%) SLA
3 3 (1.69%) QA
4 2 (1.12%) GMP
4 2 (1.12%) COBIT
5 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (2.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.25%) Firmware
2 4 (2.25%) VMware ESX
2 4 (2.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.69%) PowerHA
4 2 (1.12%) RHEV
4 2 (1.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.56%) XenApp
5 1 (0.56%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 16 (8.99%) SCCM
2 15 (8.43%) SCOM
3 14 (7.87%) Netcool
3 14 (7.87%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 6 (3.37%) Tivoli
4 6 (3.37%) CA Endevor
5 4 (2.25%) OMEGAMON
5 4 (2.25%) CA Wily
6 3 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.12%) Foglight
7 2 (1.12%) Puppet
7 2 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.56%) MOM
8 1 (0.56%) Control-M
8 1 (0.56%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 40 (22.47%) Oracle
2 27 (15.17%) HP
3 26 (14.61%) Microsoft
4 18 (10.11%) Remedy
5 17 (9.55%) Cisco
6 15 (8.43%) Red Hat
6 15 (8.43%) VMware
7 14 (7.87%) SAP
8 13 (7.30%) EMC
9 8 (4.49%) Sun
9 8 (4.49%) CA
9 8 (4.49%) Syncsort
9 8 (4.49%) SolarWinds
10 7 (3.93%) Cognos
10 7 (3.93%) Citrix
11 6 (3.37%) Dell
11 6 (3.37%) Lotus
11 6 (3.37%) Aquila
12 5 (2.81%) Brocade
12 5 (2.81%) NetApp
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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First Recruitment Group
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + doe
Posted: 9 days ago
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Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 11 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
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