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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM
England / North West
Rank 103 47 54
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +7
Contract jobs citing IBM 28 132 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.08% 3.48% 2.90%
As % of the Vendors category 2.41% 8.33% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 53 48
Median daily rate £420 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £309 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £377
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +10.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%

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
1164 1584 1444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.75% 41.73% 46.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 843 747
Median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £516 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 88 107
Median hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.28% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £47.33 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% +35.29%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing IBM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -39 9 £550 +37.50% 5
Cheshire -10 8 £450 -7.69% 2
Lancashire -2 6 £410 -8.88% 3
Merseyside +1 4 £393 +16.29% 1
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for IBM.

1 48 (35.56%) Linux
2 41 (30.37%) Windows
3 39 (28.89%) Java
4 36 (26.67%) Unix
5 27 (20.00%) Finance
6 26 (19.26%) Migration
6 26 (19.26%) WebSphere
7 24 (17.78%) AIX
8 23 (17.04%) Middleware
9 22 (16.30%) Oracle
10 21 (15.56%) TCP/IP
11 20 (14.81%) SC Cleared
11 20 (14.81%) Security Cleared
12 19 (14.07%) Splunk
12 19 (14.07%) LogRhythm
12 19 (14.07%) QRadar
12 19 (14.07%) CISSP
13 18 (13.33%) SSCP
13 18 (13.33%) Tivoli
13 18 (13.33%) VoIP
13 18 (13.33%) Management Information System
13 18 (13.33%) SANS
13 18 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
13 18 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
13 18 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
14 17 (12.59%) ELK Stack
14 17 (12.59%) Patch Management
14 17 (12.59%) Firewall
14 17 (12.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 17 (12.59%) WAN

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (19.26%) WebSphere
2 12 (8.89%) IBM HTTP Server
3 11 (8.15%) JBoss
3 11 (8.15%) Tomcat
4 8 (5.93%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (4.44%) Apache
6 5 (3.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 5 (3.70%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.96%) CMS
8 3 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (2.22%) SAS
8 3 (2.22%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.48%) IIS
9 2 (1.48%) WebLogic Integration
10 1 (0.74%) CICS
10 1 (0.74%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.74%) Jetty
10 1 (0.74%) nginx
10 1 (0.74%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.74%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (3.70%) BASE24
2 2 (1.48%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.74%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.74%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.74%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.22%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.74%) G Suite
4 1 (0.74%) GitHub
4 1 (0.74%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.74%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.74%) Silverpop
4 1 (0.74%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.56%) TCP/IP
2 18 (13.33%) VoIP
3 17 (12.59%) Firewall
3 17 (12.59%) LAN
3 17 (12.59%) VPN
3 17 (12.59%) WAN
4 16 (11.85%) HTTP
5 8 (5.93%) DNS
6 6 (4.44%) SSL
6 6 (4.44%) Wireless
7 5 (3.70%) ATM
7 5 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (2.22%) DHCP
8 3 (2.22%) SMTP
8 3 (2.22%) SNMP
9 2 (1.48%) FTP
9 2 (1.48%) LDAP
9 2 (1.48%) SAN
10 1 (0.74%) Internet
10 1 (0.74%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.59%) DB2
2 8 (5.93%) Redis
3 7 (5.19%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.96%) MySQL
4 4 (2.96%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.96%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.22%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.48%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.48%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.48%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.74%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.74%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (4.44%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.70%) Subversion
3 3 (2.22%) Ant
3 3 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.22%) Gradle
3 3 (2.22%) Maven
4 2 (1.48%) Selenium
5 1 (0.74%) ERwin
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.74%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (8.15%) Retail
3 7 (5.19%) Banking
4 3 (2.22%) Billing
5 2 (1.48%) Legal
5 2 (1.48%) Marketing
6 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.74%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 22 (16.30%) Analyst
1 22 (16.30%) Developer
2 15 (11.11%) Architect
2 15 (11.11%) Consultant
3 12 (8.89%) Technical Support
4 10 (7.41%) Java Developer
5 8 (5.93%) Security Analyst
6 7 (5.19%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 7 (5.19%) Monitoring Engineer
6 7 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (3.70%) BASE24 Analyst
7 5 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (3.70%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
7 5 (3.70%) Senior Security Analyst
7 5 (3.70%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
8 4 (2.96%) Network Architect
8 4 (2.96%) Project Manager
8 4 (2.96%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (2.96%) Technical Support Analyst
8 4 (2.96%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.04%) Middleware
2 17 (12.59%) ELK Stack
2 17 (12.59%) J2EE
2 17 (12.59%) Web Services
3 16 (11.85%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (5.19%) RESTful
5 6 (4.44%) Regular Expression
6 5 (3.70%) IBM Integration Bus
6 5 (3.70%) SOAP
6 5 (3.70%) Spring
7 4 (2.96%) Hibernate
7 4 (2.96%) REST
7 4 (2.96%) XML
8 3 (2.22%) GWT
9 2 (1.48%) .NET
9 2 (1.48%) Servlets
10 1 (0.74%) EJB
10 1 (0.74%) HTML
10 1 (0.74%) JMS
10 1 (0.74%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 15 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 14 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (8.89%) Mainframe
5 7 (5.19%) Cyber Attack
6 6 (4.44%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (4.44%) Tandem
7 5 (3.70%) Algorithms
7 5 (3.70%) EMV
8 4 (2.96%) User Experience
9 3 (2.22%) Clustering
9 3 (2.22%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.48%) IBM XIV
10 2 (1.48%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.48%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.74%) BYOD
11 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.74%) DataPower
11 1 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.74%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 48 (35.56%) Linux
2 41 (30.37%) Windows
3 36 (26.67%) Unix
4 24 (17.78%) AIX
5 15 (11.11%) Solaris
6 13 (9.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (6.67%) HPUX
8 7 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (5.19%) Windows XP
9 6 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.96%) OS/2
10 4 (2.96%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.74%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.26%) Migration
2 18 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
2 18 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
2 18 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 17 (12.59%) ITIL
3 17 (12.59%) Patch Management
3 17 (12.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 14 (10.37%) Service Management
5 12 (8.89%) Open Source
6 11 (8.15%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (8.15%) Information Security
7 10 (7.41%) Security Monitoring
8 9 (6.67%) Case Management
8 9 (6.67%) Project Management
8 9 (6.67%) SIEM
9 8 (5.93%) Security Operations
10 7 (5.19%) Coaching
10 7 (5.19%) OO
10 7 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (4.44%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 39 (28.89%) Java
2 17 (12.59%) SQL
3 15 (11.11%) Perl
4 9 (6.67%) Python
5 7 (5.19%) Jython
6 6 (4.44%) Bourne shell
6 6 (4.44%) COBOL
6 6 (4.44%) Korn
6 6 (4.44%) PowerShell
6 6 (4.44%) VBScript
7 4 (2.96%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.22%) C++
8 3 (2.22%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.48%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.48%) JCL
10 1 (0.74%) C#
10 1 (0.74%) VC++
Qualifications
1 20 (14.81%) SC Cleared
1 20 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 19 (14.07%) CISSP
3 18 (13.33%) SANS
3 18 (13.33%) SSCP
4 6 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.96%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.22%) SLA
3 1 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 5 (3.70%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.74%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.74%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (14.07%) QRadar
2 18 (13.33%) Tivoli
3 12 (8.89%) Netcool
4 9 (6.67%) SCOM
5 8 (5.93%) Kibana
5 8 (5.93%) logstash
6 6 (4.44%) HP SiteScope
7 5 (3.70%) RSA enVision
8 3 (2.22%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.22%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 2 (1.48%) BladeLogic
9 2 (1.48%) CA Wily
9 2 (1.48%) IBM BigFix
9 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.48%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.74%) Oracle Statspack
10 1 (0.74%) Puppet
10 1 (0.74%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (16.30%) Oracle
2 19 (14.07%) LogRhythm
2 19 (14.07%) Splunk
3 17 (12.59%) Apple
4 15 (11.11%) CA
5 13 (9.63%) Microsoft
6 11 (8.15%) Red Hat
7 10 (7.41%) HP
7 10 (7.41%) VMware
8 7 (5.19%) Google
9 6 (4.44%) Cisco
9 6 (4.44%) SAP
10 4 (2.96%) F5
11 3 (2.22%) Dell
11 3 (2.22%) Fujitsu
11 3 (2.22%) Perforce
11 3 (2.22%) Veritas
12 2 (1.48%) Brocade
12 2 (1.48%) IBM Sterling
12 2 (1.48%) ServiceNow
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