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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 58 81 62
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -19
Contract jobs citing IBM 97 47 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.64% 1.55% 2.63%
As % of the Vendors category 5.77% 3.59% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 20 29
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£434 £420 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.21% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £319 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £546 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -
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
1681 1311 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.80% 43.35% 45.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 650 473
Average daily rate £400 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 111 89
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +5.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015. 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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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 35 £470 +44.61% 18
Cheshire +1 23 £425 +1.19% 2
Merseyside -1 17 £350 -22.22% 1
Lancashire +12 8 £388 +14.81%
Cumbria - 2 £543 -
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England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 73 (37.63%) Finance
2 63 (32.47%) Mainframe
3 61 (31.44%) UNIX
4 49 (25.26%) DB2
5 44 (22.68%) Oracle
6 42 (21.65%) IBM Mainframe
7 37 (19.07%) Banking
8 36 (18.56%) SQL
9 29 (14.95%) Java
10 28 (14.43%) Microsoft
11 27 (13.92%) J2EE
12 26 (13.40%) HP
12 26 (13.40%) CICS
13 25 (12.89%) WebSphere
14 23 (11.86%) Windows
14 23 (11.86%) Web Services
14 23 (11.86%) Linux
15 22 (11.34%) Agile Software Development
16 21 (10.82%) SAN
16 21 (10.82%) SAS
17 20 (10.31%) CA
17 20 (10.31%) REXX
17 20 (10.31%) Migration
18 19 (9.79%) Remedy
18 19 (9.79%) zOS
18 19 (9.79%) XML
18 19 (9.79%) AIX
18 19 (9.79%) Spring
19 18 (9.28%) Base SAS
19 18 (9.28%) Data Extraction

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 26 (13.40%) CICS
2 25 (12.89%) WebSphere
3 21 (10.82%) SAS
4 16 (8.25%) MQSeries
5 9 (4.64%) SharePoint
6 8 (4.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 8 (4.12%) IBM HTTP Server
7 6 (3.09%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.58%) OpenStack
9 4 (2.06%) IIS
10 3 (1.55%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 3 (1.55%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (1.03%) JBoss
11 2 (1.03%) Apache
11 2 (1.03%) Liferay
11 2 (1.03%) AquaLogic
11 2 (1.03%) Apache ServiceMix
12 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.52%) Alfresco
Applications
1 12 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.06%) MS Office
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.58%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.55%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.03%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.52%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.52%) Maximo
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.58%) IBM Blueworks
2 3 (1.55%) OpenShift
2 3 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.82%) SAN
2 10 (5.15%) HTTP
2 10 (5.15%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.12%) Internet
4 4 (2.06%) WAN
4 4 (2.06%) Firewall
5 2 (1.03%) ATM
6 1 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.52%) SSH
6 1 (0.52%) LAN
6 1 (0.52%) SMS
6 1 (0.52%) SSL
6 1 (0.52%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.52%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (25.26%) DB2
2 18 (9.28%) Base SAS
2 18 (9.28%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 11 (5.67%) Oracle Database
4 9 (4.64%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.12%) Informix
5 8 (4.12%) RDBMS
6 7 (3.61%) DataStage
6 7 (3.61%) SQL Server
7 6 (3.09%) IMS/DB
8 5 (2.58%) OLTP
9 4 (2.06%) Big Data
10 3 (1.55%) Data Mining
11 2 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.52%) SAP HANA
12 1 (0.52%) QlikView
12 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.52%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 13 (6.70%) JUnit
2 9 (4.64%) Selenium
3 8 (4.12%) Cucumber
3 8 (4.12%) Mockito
3 8 (4.12%) Lombardi
4 7 (3.61%) Eclipse
5 6 (3.09%) Ant
6 5 (2.58%) JIRA
7 4 (2.06%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.55%) SonarQube
8 3 (1.55%) Introscope
9 2 (1.03%) Subversion
9 2 (1.03%) Cactus
10 1 (0.52%) Maven
10 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.52%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.52%) ClearCase
General
1 73 (37.63%) Finance
2 37 (19.07%) Banking
3 6 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.55%) Marketing
4 3 (1.55%) Retail
4 3 (1.55%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.03%) Law
6 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 44 (22.68%) Developer
2 35 (18.04%) Architect
3 18 (9.28%) DBA
4 17 (8.76%) Analyst
5 16 (8.25%) Designer
6 14 (7.22%) Java Developer
7 12 (6.19%) Infrastructure Architect
8 11 (5.67%) SCCM Specialist
8 11 (5.67%) Programmer
9 10 (5.15%) SAS Developer
10 7 (3.61%) Technical Design Leader
10 7 (3.61%) Technical Architect
10 7 (3.61%) Consultant
11 6 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.09%) DB2 DBA
11 6 (3.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 6 (3.09%) Mainframe Developer
12 5 (2.58%) IBM Mainframe Developer
12 5 (2.58%) Lead Architect
12 5 (2.58%) DB2 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.92%) J2EE
2 23 (11.86%) Web Services
3 19 (9.79%) XML
3 19 (9.79%) Spring
4 17 (8.76%) JDBC
5 15 (7.73%) SOAP
5 15 (7.73%) WSDL
6 14 (7.22%) Middleware
6 14 (7.22%) HTML
7 13 (6.70%) JSP
8 12 (6.19%) Servlets
9 11 (5.67%) CSS
10 10 (5.15%) .NET
11 9 (4.64%) JSON
11 9 (4.64%) jQuery
11 9 (4.64%) JAX-RS
12 8 (4.12%) XSL
12 8 (4.12%) JAX-RPC
12 8 (4.12%) PowerMock
12 8 (4.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 63 (32.47%) Mainframe
2 42 (21.65%) IBM Mainframe
3 18 (9.28%) Data Extraction
4 13 (6.70%) VSAM
5 8 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.12%) BYOD
6 5 (2.58%) Online Banking
6 5 (2.58%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.55%) FlexPod
7 3 (1.55%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.55%) Open Source
7 3 (1.55%) Clustering
7 3 (1.55%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.03%) Replication
8 2 (1.03%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.52%) User Experience
9 1 (0.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 61 (31.44%) UNIX
2 23 (11.86%) Windows
2 23 (11.86%) Linux
3 19 (9.79%) zOS
3 19 (9.79%) AIX
4 12 (6.19%) Solaris
5 9 (4.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.58%) HPUX
7 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.55%) MVS
8 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (11.34%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (10.31%) Migration
3 16 (8.25%) Configuration Management
4 15 (7.73%) Integration Testing
4 15 (7.73%) Software Engineering
5 13 (6.70%) Data Analysis
5 13 (6.70%) System Testing
6 12 (6.19%) SOA
6 12 (6.19%) ITIL
7 9 (4.64%) Waterfall
7 9 (4.64%) Project Management
8 8 (4.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (4.12%) TDD
8 8 (4.12%) Web Application Development
8 8 (4.12%) Release Management
9 7 (3.61%) EAI
10 6 (3.09%) MVC
10 6 (3.09%) Agile Project Management
11 5 (2.58%) Technical Analysis
11 5 (2.58%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 36 (18.56%) SQL
2 29 (14.95%) Java
3 20 (10.31%) REXX
4 17 (8.76%) JavaScript
4 17 (8.76%) JCL
5 14 (7.22%) COBOL
6 9 (4.64%) Assembly Language
7 8 (4.12%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.61%) PL/1
9 5 (2.58%) XPath
9 5 (2.58%) C
10 4 (2.06%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.55%) C#
11 3 (1.55%) Perl
12 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (7.22%) Degree
2 12 (6.19%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.15%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.03%) CCNP
5 2 (1.03%) CCNA
5 2 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.52%) MCITP
6 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.52%) MCTS
6 1 (0.52%) CCENT
6 1 (0.52%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.52%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.52%) ISEB
6 1 (0.52%) MCSE
6 1 (0.52%) MCSA
6 1 (0.52%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.15%) QA
2 5 (2.58%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.09%) VMware ESX
3 5 (2.58%) GPFS
3 5 (2.58%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.58%) RACF
4 3 (1.55%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.03%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (1.03%) Squid
6 1 (0.52%) XenApp
6 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (7.73%) SCCM
1 15 (7.73%) SCOM
2 13 (6.70%) Netcool
2 13 (6.70%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 10 (5.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 8 (4.12%) Tivoli
5 5 (2.58%) CA Endevor
5 5 (2.58%) OMEGAMON
6 4 (2.06%) Puppet
7 3 (1.55%) Salt
7 3 (1.55%) Ansible
7 3 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.55%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (1.55%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (1.03%) MOM
Vendors
1 44 (22.68%) Oracle
2 28 (14.43%) Microsoft
3 26 (13.40%) HP
4 20 (10.31%) CA
5 19 (9.79%) Remedy
6 15 (7.73%) VMware
6 15 (7.73%) SAP
7 9 (4.64%) Cisco
8 8 (4.12%) EMC
9 7 (3.61%) Syncsort
10 6 (3.09%) NetApp
10 6 (3.09%) Citrix
11 5 (2.58%) Aquila
11 5 (2.58%) Brocade
11 5 (2.58%) Pega
11 5 (2.58%) Perforce
12 4 (2.06%) Sun
12 4 (2.06%) CheckPoint
12 4 (2.06%) Juniper
12 4 (2.06%) Red Hat
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