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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 67 50 27
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -23
Contract jobs citing IBM 68 92 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.29% 3.50% 5.77%
As % of the Vendors category 5.21% 7.60% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 33 93
Average daily rate
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£380 £350 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -13.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -29.68%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1304 1211 1622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.99% 46.12% 49.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 519 744
Average daily rate £328 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 93 113
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +19.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £40.57 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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 22 July 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 22 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 40 £350 +27.27% 3
Cheshire -33 15 £450 +12.14% 4
Lancashire -9 6 £350 - 3
Merseyside +5 4 £415 +33.87% 2
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 48 (36.92%) Finance
2 40 (30.77%) Mainframe
3 37 (28.46%) IBM Mainframe
4 25 (19.23%) Oracle
4 25 (19.23%) DB2
5 24 (18.46%) AIX
6 22 (16.92%) UNIX
7 20 (15.38%) CICS
8 19 (14.62%) Middleware
8 19 (14.62%) Windows
9 18 (13.85%) SAP
9 18 (13.85%) HP
9 18 (13.85%) Banking
9 18 (13.85%) WebSphere
9 18 (13.85%) Security Cleared
10 17 (13.08%) Migration
10 17 (13.08%) Telecoms
10 17 (13.08%) Java
11 15 (11.54%) Linux
12 14 (10.77%) ITIL
12 14 (10.77%) SQL
13 12 (9.23%) Microsoft
14 11 (8.46%) Project Management
15 10 (7.69%) Tivoli
15 10 (7.69%) Cisco
15 10 (7.69%) SAN
15 10 (7.69%) Tomcat
15 10 (7.69%) VMware
15 10 (7.69%) Software Engineering
15 10 (7.69%) SC Cleared

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 20 (15.38%) CICS
2 18 (13.85%) WebSphere
3 10 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.85%) TIBCO EMS
5 4 (3.08%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.31%) Apache
6 3 (2.31%) MQSeries
6 3 (2.31%) NetWeaver
7 2 (1.54%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (1.54%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.54%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.77%) Lync
8 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.77%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
1 2 (1.54%) MS Office
2 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (6.15%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (2.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (2.31%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.54%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.77%) Maximo
4 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.77%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) PaaS
2 1 (0.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.69%) SAN
2 6 (4.62%) Firewall
3 5 (3.85%) LAN
4 4 (3.08%) WAN
4 4 (3.08%) DHCP
4 4 (3.08%) DNS
5 2 (1.54%) LDAP
5 2 (1.54%) HTTP
5 2 (1.54%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.54%) VPN
5 2 (1.54%) VLAN
5 2 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.54%) Network Security
5 2 (1.54%) NAS
6 1 (0.77%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.77%) Wireless
6 1 (0.77%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.77%) FTP
6 1 (0.77%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.23%) DB2
2 10 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 8 (6.15%) IBM InfoSphere
4 7 (5.38%) Big Data
4 7 (5.38%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (4.62%) SAP BW
6 5 (3.85%) SQL Server
6 5 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.31%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.31%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.31%) IMS/DB
7 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.31%) DataStage
7 3 (2.31%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.77%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.77%) WhereScape RED
9 1 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (3.85%) NetBeans
1 5 (3.85%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.77%) Lombardi
2 1 (0.77%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 48 (36.92%) Finance
2 18 (13.85%) Banking
3 17 (13.08%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.92%) Retail
5 4 (3.08%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.31%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.77%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (17.69%) Analyst
2 19 (14.62%) Architect
3 18 (13.85%) Developer
4 11 (8.46%) Project Manager
5 10 (7.69%) Administrator
6 8 (6.15%) Consultant
6 8 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.38%) Designer
7 7 (5.38%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (4.62%) Programmer
9 5 (3.85%) Middleware Analyst
9 5 (3.85%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.85%) Analyst Developer
9 5 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.08%) Security Manager
10 4 (3.08%) Systems Programmer
10 4 (3.08%) Technical Manager
10 4 (3.08%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.08%) DBA
10 4 (3.08%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.62%) Middleware
2 9 (6.92%) JMS
2 9 (6.92%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (5.38%) .NET
4 6 (4.62%) Web Services
5 5 (3.85%) JAX-RS
5 5 (3.85%) JPA
5 5 (3.85%) Spring
5 5 (3.85%) Java SE
5 5 (3.85%) Java EE
5 5 (3.85%) Rendezvous
6 4 (3.08%) JDBC
6 4 (3.08%) JSP
6 4 (3.08%) J2EE
6 4 (3.08%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (3.08%) JNDI
6 4 (3.08%) SAP XI
7 3 (2.31%) RESTful
8 2 (1.54%) SAP Basis
8 2 (1.54%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 40 (30.77%) Mainframe
2 37 (28.46%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (3.08%) PKI
3 4 (3.08%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.31%) Clustering
5 2 (1.54%) Firmware
5 2 (1.54%) Tandem
5 2 (1.54%) VSAM
5 2 (1.54%) Replication
5 2 (1.54%) AS400
5 2 (1.54%) GIS
5 2 (1.54%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.54%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.77%) LPAR
6 1 (0.77%) DLPAR
6 1 (0.77%) DataPower
6 1 (0.77%) iSeries
6 1 (0.77%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.77%) IBM XIV
6 1 (0.77%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.46%) AIX
2 22 (16.92%) UNIX
3 19 (14.62%) Windows
4 15 (11.54%) Linux
5 6 (4.62%) zOS
6 5 (3.85%) HPUX
6 5 (3.85%) Solaris
7 4 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.31%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.31%) Android
8 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.31%) MVS
9 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.77%) i5/OS
10 1 (0.77%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.77%) SUSE
10 1 (0.77%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.77%) VMS
10 1 (0.77%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.08%) Migration
2 14 (10.77%) ITIL
3 11 (8.46%) Project Management
4 10 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 8 (6.15%) ERP
5 8 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (6.15%) Change Management
6 7 (5.38%) ETL
7 6 (4.62%) Configuration Management
7 6 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (3.85%) Waterfall
8 5 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (3.85%) DSDM
8 5 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (3.08%) Information Security
9 4 (3.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (3.08%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (2.31%) Financial Analysis
10 3 (2.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (2.31%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.08%) Java
2 14 (10.77%) SQL
3 8 (6.15%) Shell Script
3 8 (6.15%) COBOL
4 6 (4.62%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.08%) Assembly Language
6 3 (2.31%) PL/1
7 2 (1.54%) Python
7 2 (1.54%) ABAP
7 2 (1.54%) Perl
8 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.77%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 18 (13.85%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.08%) IBM Certification
4 4 (3.08%) CCNA
4 4 (3.08%) CCNP
4 4 (3.08%) MCSA
5 3 (2.31%) ACSP
5 3 (2.31%) ACSA
5 3 (2.31%) MCITP
5 3 (2.31%) MCDST
5 3 (2.31%) MCTS
5 3 (2.31%) MCSE
5 3 (2.31%) CCIP
5 3 (2.31%) CCDP
5 3 (2.31%) RHCE
6 1 (0.77%) Degree
6 1 (0.77%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.77%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.54%) RHEV
3 2 (1.54%) XenApp
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.77%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.77%) GPFS
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 10 (7.69%) Tivoli
2 5 (3.85%) BladeLogic
2 5 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (2.31%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.54%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (1.54%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.77%) SCCM
5 1 (0.77%) SCOM
5 1 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.77%) Control-M
Vendors
1 25 (19.23%) Oracle
2 18 (13.85%) SAP
2 18 (13.85%) HP
3 12 (9.23%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.69%) Cisco
4 10 (7.69%) VMware
5 9 (6.92%) Red Hat
6 8 (6.15%) NetApp
6 8 (6.15%) Intel
6 8 (6.15%) Cognos
7 7 (5.38%) Business Objects
7 7 (5.38%) EMC
8 5 (3.85%) Cyber-Ark
8 5 (3.85%) Splunk
8 5 (3.85%) TIBCO
8 5 (3.85%) Dell
8 5 (3.85%) Citrix
9 4 (3.08%) Sun
10 3 (2.31%) 3PAR
10 3 (2.31%) Brocade
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