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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 76 54 33
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -21
Contract jobs citing IBM 59 71 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.86% 2.94% 4.58%
As % of the Vendors category 4.26% 6.51% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 67
Average daily rate £363 £355 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -16.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £580 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
- +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £27.49 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-31.79% +24.95%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1384 1090 1501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.73% 45.21% 49.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 501 681
Average daily rate £325 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 90 79
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.61% +8.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.34 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -10 20 £323 -7.85% 12
Cheshire -23 17 £420 +5.66% 10
Merseyside -4 5 £450 - 4
Lancashire -24 5 £256 -21.15% 3
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 41 (31.54%) UNIX
2 40 (30.77%) Finance
3 39 (30.00%) Mainframe
4 31 (23.85%) Middleware
4 31 (23.85%) IBM Mainframe
5 28 (21.54%) WebSphere
5 28 (21.54%) Windows
6 27 (20.77%) Oracle
7 26 (20.00%) Java
8 20 (15.38%) Security Cleared
9 18 (13.85%) AIX
9 18 (13.85%) Banking
10 17 (13.08%) DB2
11 15 (11.54%) SQL
11 15 (11.54%) Linux
12 14 (10.77%) Tivoli
12 14 (10.77%) SC Cleared
13 13 (10.00%) Oracle Database
13 13 (10.00%) ITIL
13 13 (10.00%) SAP
13 13 (10.00%) Microsoft
14 12 (9.23%) Cisco
15 11 (8.46%) Shell Script
15 11 (8.46%) WebSphere Application Server
16 10 (7.69%) SAN
16 10 (7.69%) Telecoms
17 9 (6.92%) IBM HTTP Server
17 9 (6.92%) Retail
17 9 (6.92%) Change Management
17 9 (6.92%) HP

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 28 (21.54%) WebSphere
2 11 (8.46%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (6.92%) IBM HTTP Server
4 5 (3.85%) TIBCO EMS
4 5 (3.85%) NetWeaver
4 5 (3.85%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.08%) Tuxedo
5 4 (3.08%) CICS
6 3 (2.31%) Mule
7 2 (1.54%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.54%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.77%) CMS
8 1 (0.77%) SAS
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.77%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (3.85%) MS Office
2 3 (2.31%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (1.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.54%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.77%) Maximo
3 1 (0.77%) BPCS
3 1 (0.77%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.69%) SAN
2 8 (6.15%) Firewall
2 8 (6.15%) SSL
3 6 (4.62%) DNS
3 6 (4.62%) HTTP
3 6 (4.62%) WAN
3 6 (4.62%) Internet
4 5 (3.85%) DHCP
4 5 (3.85%) LDAP
4 5 (3.85%) LAN
4 5 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.54%) VPN
5 2 (1.54%) VoIP
5 2 (1.54%) FTP
5 2 (1.54%) VLAN
5 2 (1.54%) Network Security
5 2 (1.54%) NAS
5 2 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.08%) DB2
2 13 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.62%) SAP BW
4 5 (3.85%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (2.31%) Big Data
5 3 (2.31%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.54%) IMS/DB
6 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.77%) MySQL
7 1 (0.77%) DataStage
7 1 (0.77%) MSDE
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.77%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Eclipse
2 4 (3.08%) JIRA
2 4 (3.08%) NetBeans
3 3 (2.31%) Subversion
3 3 (2.31%) Rational Performance Tester
3 3 (2.31%) Rational Rose
3 3 (2.31%) Rational Robot
4 2 (1.54%) JUnit
5 1 (0.77%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.77%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.77%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.77%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.77%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 40 (30.77%) Finance
2 18 (13.85%) Banking
3 10 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.92%) Retail
5 4 (3.08%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.31%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.31%) Legal
6 3 (2.31%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.77%) Local Government
8 1 (0.77%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (23.85%) Analyst
2 12 (9.23%) Developer
3 9 (6.92%) Test Analyst
3 9 (6.92%) Designer
4 8 (6.15%) Consultant
4 8 (6.15%) Architect
4 8 (6.15%) Project Manager
5 7 (5.38%) Solutions Designer
6 5 (3.85%) Java Developer
6 5 (3.85%) Middleware Analyst
7 4 (3.08%) Middleware Specialist
7 4 (3.08%) Security Manager
7 4 (3.08%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (3.08%) Software Engineer
7 4 (3.08%) Test Manager
7 4 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.08%) Support Analyst
8 3 (2.31%) Support Engineer
8 3 (2.31%) Administrator
8 3 (2.31%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (23.85%) Middleware
2 8 (6.15%) WebSphere MQ
2 8 (6.15%) .NET
3 7 (5.38%) JMS
3 7 (5.38%) Spring
4 6 (4.62%) SAP XI
4 6 (4.62%) Web Services
4 6 (4.62%) J2EE
4 6 (4.62%) CSS
5 5 (3.85%) Rendezvous
5 5 (3.85%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
6 4 (3.08%) JPA
6 4 (3.08%) JAX-RS
6 4 (3.08%) Java SE
6 4 (3.08%) Java EE
6 4 (3.08%) JSP
6 4 (3.08%) XSLT
7 3 (2.31%) WSDL
7 3 (2.31%) XML
7 3 (2.31%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (30.00%) Mainframe
2 31 (23.85%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (5.38%) Tandem
4 3 (2.31%) AS400
4 3 (2.31%) Clustering
5 2 (1.54%) RIA
5 2 (1.54%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.54%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.54%) DataPower
5 2 (1.54%) iSeries
5 2 (1.54%) GIS
6 1 (0.77%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.77%) NHS
6 1 (0.77%) Replication
6 1 (0.77%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.77%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.77%) LPAR
6 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 41 (31.54%) UNIX
2 28 (21.54%) Windows
3 18 (13.85%) AIX
4 15 (11.54%) Linux
5 5 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (3.85%) Solaris
6 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.08%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.31%) Android
7 3 (2.31%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.31%) VMS
8 2 (1.54%) OpenVMS
8 2 (1.54%) OS/400
8 2 (1.54%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.54%) zOS
8 2 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.54%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.77%) i5/OS
9 1 (0.77%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (10.00%) ITIL
2 9 (6.92%) Change Management
2 9 (6.92%) Software Engineering
3 8 (6.15%) Project Management
4 7 (5.38%) Migration
4 7 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (5.38%) Information Security
5 6 (4.62%) Risk Management
5 6 (4.62%) Validation
5 6 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (4.62%) Test Automation
5 6 (4.62%) Waterfall
6 5 (3.85%) Test Management
6 5 (3.85%) Performance Testing
7 4 (3.08%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (3.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (3.08%) Test Strategy
7 4 (3.08%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (3.08%) Asset Management
7 4 (3.08%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.00%) Java
2 15 (11.54%) SQL
3 11 (8.46%) Shell Script
4 6 (4.62%) JCL
5 5 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.85%) Perl
6 3 (2.31%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.54%) C
7 2 (1.54%) C++
7 2 (1.54%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.54%) Python
7 2 (1.54%) Pascal
7 2 (1.54%) PL/1
7 2 (1.54%) PowerHouse
7 2 (1.54%) AppleScript
7 2 (1.54%) DCL
7 2 (1.54%) XPath
8 1 (0.77%) SELCOPY
8 1 (0.77%) XAML
8 1 (0.77%) REXX
Qualifications
1 20 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.77%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.08%) IBM Certification
4 4 (3.08%) CCNP
4 4 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.31%) MCSE
5 3 (2.31%) MCSA
5 3 (2.31%) CCIP
5 3 (2.31%) CCNA
5 3 (2.31%) CCDP
5 3 (2.31%) ACSA
5 3 (2.31%) MCDST
5 3 (2.31%) MCTS
5 3 (2.31%) MCITP
5 3 (2.31%) ACSP
5 3 (2.31%) RHCE
6 1 (0.77%) MCP
6 1 (0.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.31%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.31%) XenApp
2 3 (2.31%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 3 (2.31%) PowerHA
3 2 (1.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (1.54%) vSphere
3 2 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (1.54%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.77%) RACF
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (10.77%) Tivoli
2 7 (5.38%) BladeLogic
3 5 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (3.08%) CA Wily
5 3 (2.31%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 3 (2.31%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 2 (1.54%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.77%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.77%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.77%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.77%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.77%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 27 (20.77%) Oracle
2 13 (10.00%) SAP
2 13 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.23%) Cisco
4 9 (6.92%) HP
5 8 (6.15%) VMware
6 7 (5.38%) TIBCO
7 6 (4.62%) Dell
8 5 (3.85%) EMC
8 5 (3.85%) Citrix
8 5 (3.85%) Sun
8 5 (3.85%) Cognos
8 5 (3.85%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.85%) Apple
8 5 (3.85%) Splunk
8 5 (3.85%) Cyber-Ark
9 4 (3.08%) NetApp
10 3 (2.31%) Perforce
10 3 (2.31%) i2
10 3 (2.31%) Intel
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