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 29 July 2016 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 66 53 65
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Contract jobs citing IBM 96 112 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.63% 2.90% 2.34%
As % of the Vendors category 5.75% 6.69% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 64 31
Median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £544 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £20.02 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.83% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -10.40%
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
1669 1675 1333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.73% 43.30% 43.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 884 680
Median daily rate £400 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £201 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 96 96
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £39.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 July 2016.

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 29 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +10 50 £420 +5.00% 8
Cheshire -6 19 £363 -14.70% 2
Merseyside -14 15 £400 +18.51% 2
Lancashire +1 9 £314 -19.03% 4
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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.

1 102 (41.30%) Oracle
2 101 (40.89%) Java
3 75 (30.36%) Linux
4 69 (27.94%) XML
5 61 (24.70%) Middleware
6 60 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
7 59 (23.89%) Finance
8 58 (23.48%) WebSphere
9 54 (21.86%) SQL
10 48 (19.43%) JBoss
10 48 (19.43%) HTTP
11 47 (19.03%) JDBC
12 45 (18.22%) SOAP
13 44 (17.81%) J2EE
14 43 (17.41%) Banking
14 43 (17.41%) Apache Camel
15 42 (17.00%) JavaScript
15 42 (17.00%) Windows
16 41 (16.60%) Apache
16 41 (16.60%) SOA
16 41 (16.60%) Security Cleared
17 38 (15.38%) Tomcat
18 37 (14.98%) Web Services
19 36 (14.57%) AIX
19 36 (14.57%) DB2
19 36 (14.57%) High Availability
20 34 (13.77%) C++
20 34 (13.77%) Unix
20 34 (13.77%) Mainframe
20 34 (13.77%) Spring

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 58 (23.48%) WebSphere
2 48 (19.43%) JBoss
3 41 (16.60%) Apache
4 38 (15.38%) Tomcat
5 30 (12.15%) WebSphere Application Server
6 21 (8.50%) WebLogic
7 12 (4.86%) CICS
8 10 (4.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 9 (3.64%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (2.02%) Apache Solr
11 4 (1.62%) SharePoint
12 3 (1.21%) iPlanet
12 3 (1.21%) MS Exchange
12 3 (1.21%) WebSphere Process Server
13 2 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.81%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.81%) Liferay
13 2 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.81%) SAS
13 2 (0.81%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 6 (2.43%) MS Office
2 4 (1.62%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.81%) BASE24
2 2 (0.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.81%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.40%) Maximo
3 1 (0.40%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.40%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.40%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.62%) SoftLayer
4 2 (0.81%) IaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (19.43%) HTTP
2 14 (5.67%) SAN
3 12 (4.86%) DHCP
4 9 (3.64%) DNS
4 9 (3.64%) SSL
5 8 (3.24%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.43%) Internet
7 5 (2.02%) Firewall
7 5 (2.02%) VLAN
8 4 (1.62%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (1.62%) iSCSI
8 4 (1.62%) LAN
8 4 (1.62%) WAN
9 3 (1.21%) FTP
9 3 (1.21%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.81%) DMZ
10 2 (0.81%) LDAP
10 2 (0.81%) SMTP
10 2 (0.81%) SNMP
10 2 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.57%) DB2
2 33 (13.36%) PostgreSQL
3 31 (12.55%) MySQL
4 27 (10.93%) Oracle Database
5 15 (6.07%) SQL Server
6 13 (5.26%) Hadoop
7 11 (4.45%) Relational Database
8 8 (3.24%) RDBMS
9 7 (2.83%) DataStage
10 4 (1.62%) OLTP
11 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.81%) GIS
12 2 (0.81%) IBM InfoSphere
12 2 (0.81%) MS Access
12 2 (0.81%) Oracle Discoverer
13 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.40%) Informix
13 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
13 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (9.31%) Subversion
2 21 (8.50%) Jenkins
3 19 (7.69%) JIRA
4 13 (5.26%) ClearCase
4 13 (5.26%) Selenium
5 9 (3.64%) JUnit
5 9 (3.64%) Rational DOORS
6 8 (3.24%) Git (software)
6 8 (3.24%) Maven
6 8 (3.24%) Rational Performance Tester
7 7 (2.83%) Visual Studio
8 6 (2.43%) Gradle
8 6 (2.43%) Introscope
9 5 (2.02%) Ant
9 5 (2.02%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.02%) Mockito
9 5 (2.02%) SonarQube
10 4 (1.62%) Checkstyle
10 4 (1.62%) ClearQuest
10 4 (1.62%) FindBugs
General
1 59 (23.89%) Finance
2 43 (17.41%) Banking
3 8 (3.24%) Retail
4 6 (2.43%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.21%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.21%) Marketing
6 2 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 60 (24.29%) Developer
2 39 (15.79%) Java Developer
3 37 (14.98%) Architect
4 34 (13.77%) Analyst
5 20 (8.10%) Administrator
6 18 (7.29%) Consultant
7 13 (5.26%) Test Analyst
8 12 (4.86%) Technical Architect
9 10 (4.05%) Digital Architect
9 10 (4.05%) Senior Developer
10 9 (3.64%) DBA
10 9 (3.64%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 9 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (3.24%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (3.24%) Team Leader
12 7 (2.83%) Digital Technical Architect
12 7 (2.83%) Java Architect
12 7 (2.83%) Java Team Leader
12 7 (2.83%) Senior Java Developer
12 7 (2.83%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (27.94%) XML
2 61 (24.70%) Middleware
3 47 (19.03%) JDBC
4 45 (18.22%) SOAP
5 44 (17.81%) J2EE
6 43 (17.41%) Apache Camel
7 37 (14.98%) Web Services
8 34 (13.77%) Spring
9 32 (12.96%) ActiveMQ
9 32 (12.96%) JSON
9 32 (12.96%) REST
10 25 (10.12%) CSS
10 25 (10.12%) HTML
11 20 (8.10%) CSS3
11 20 (8.10%) HTML5
12 16 (6.48%) WSDL
13 12 (4.86%) AngularJS
13 12 (4.86%) JSP
13 12 (4.86%) Servlets
13 12 (4.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.77%) Mainframe
2 20 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
4 17 (6.88%) Data Centre
5 11 (4.45%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.83%) Clustering
6 7 (2.83%) PMI
7 6 (2.43%) Data Extraction
7 6 (2.43%) HACMP
8 5 (2.02%) N-Tier
8 5 (2.02%) Tandem
9 4 (1.62%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.62%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.62%) LPAR
10 3 (1.21%) CMDB
10 3 (1.21%) iPad
10 3 (1.21%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.81%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.81%) EMV
11 2 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 75 (30.36%) Linux
2 42 (17.00%) Windows
3 36 (14.57%) AIX
4 34 (13.77%) Unix
5 21 (8.50%) Solaris
6 12 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (4.05%) HPUX
7 10 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (3.24%) zOS
9 7 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.02%) MVS
10 5 (2.02%) Windows 7
10 5 (2.02%) Windows Server
11 4 (1.62%) SUSE
11 4 (1.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.81%) OS/390
12 2 (0.81%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.40%) OS/2
13 1 (0.40%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (16.60%) SOA
3 36 (14.57%) High Availability
4 30 (12.15%) Migration
5 29 (11.74%) SDLC
6 25 (10.12%) Open Source
7 21 (8.50%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (8.10%) E-business
9 19 (7.69%) Project Management
9 19 (7.69%) TDD
10 18 (7.29%) Waterfall
11 17 (6.88%) Microservices
12 15 (6.07%) Integration Testing
13 14 (5.67%) E-Commerce
14 13 (5.26%) Software Engineering
15 12 (4.86%) Configuration Management
15 12 (4.86%) Front End Development
15 12 (4.86%) Performance Testing
15 12 (4.86%) System Integration Testing
16 11 (4.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (40.89%) Java
2 54 (21.86%) SQL
3 42 (17.00%) JavaScript
4 34 (13.77%) C++
5 27 (10.93%) C
6 18 (7.29%) COBOL
7 15 (6.07%) PL/SQL
8 11 (4.45%) Shell Script
9 10 (4.05%) C#
10 7 (2.83%) Assembly Language
10 7 (2.83%) PowerShell
10 7 (2.83%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.83%) VC++
11 4 (1.62%) JCL
11 4 (1.62%) Jython
11 4 (1.62%) VB
12 3 (1.21%) Python
12 3 (1.21%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.21%) VB6
13 2 (0.81%) REXX
Qualifications
1 41 (16.60%) Security Cleared
2 29 (11.74%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.24%) Degree
4 7 (2.83%) PMI Certification
5 6 (2.43%) CCNA
5 6 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.43%) MCSE
5 6 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (2.02%) MCSA
6 5 (2.02%) Sun Certification
7 4 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.21%) BC Cleared
8 3 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.40%) ACSA
9 1 (0.40%) ACSP
9 1 (0.40%) IBM AIX Certification
9 1 (0.40%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.40%) MCDST
9 1 (0.40%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.43%) QA
2 4 (1.62%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (6.48%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.02%) vSphere
4 4 (1.62%) GPFS
4 4 (1.62%) NFS
4 4 (1.62%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.62%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (1.62%) Xen
5 3 (1.21%) Firmware
5 3 (1.21%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (0.81%) PowerHA
6 2 (0.81%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.81%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.40%) RACF
7 1 (0.40%) Snort
7 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.40%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (4.05%) Tivoli
2 8 (3.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (2.43%) CA Wily
4 4 (1.62%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.62%) Puppet
5 3 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (1.21%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (1.21%) TADDM
6 2 (0.81%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.81%) DameWare
6 2 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.81%) Netcool
6 2 (0.81%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.81%) OMEGAMON
6 2 (0.81%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.81%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 2 (0.81%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 102 (41.30%) Oracle
2 24 (9.72%) HP
3 19 (7.69%) Citrix
3 19 (7.69%) VMware
4 15 (6.07%) Microsoft
5 12 (4.86%) Sun
6 9 (3.64%) CA
6 9 (3.64%) Perforce
7 8 (3.24%) EMC
7 8 (3.24%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.83%) Chordiant
8 7 (2.83%) Curam
8 7 (2.83%) IBM Sterling
9 6 (2.43%) NetApp
9 6 (2.43%) Siebel
10 5 (2.02%) Remedy
11 4 (1.62%) Dell
11 4 (1.62%) Google
11 4 (1.62%) SAP
12 3 (1.21%) Intel Security
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