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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 88 45 68
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +23
Contract jobs citing IBM 63 130 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.00% 3.15% 2.27%
As % of the Vendors category 4.25% 7.83% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 55 43
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £338 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £497 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £82.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.25% -51.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
1481 1660 1486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 47.11% 40.17% 45.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 872 810
Median daily rate £405 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 81 105
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.33 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -30 32 £463 +8.82% 4
Merseyside +4 16 £445 +31.85% 3
Lancashire -3 12 £420 -9.67% 2
Cheshire -9 5 £413 -5.71% 1
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 50 (34.25%) Linux
2 44 (30.14%) Windows
3 43 (29.45%) Java
4 36 (24.66%) Unix
5 28 (19.18%) Finance
5 28 (19.18%) WebSphere
6 26 (17.81%) AIX
6 26 (17.81%) Oracle
7 24 (16.44%) Middleware
8 20 (13.70%) Management Information System
8 20 (13.70%) SQL
8 20 (13.70%) TCP/IP
8 20 (13.70%) Tivoli
9 19 (13.01%) LAN
9 19 (13.01%) VoIP
9 19 (13.01%) CISSP
9 19 (13.01%) Web Services
9 19 (13.01%) Migration
9 19 (13.01%) Splunk
9 19 (13.01%) Network Monitoring
9 19 (13.01%) LogRhythm
9 19 (13.01%) QRadar
10 18 (12.33%) SANS
10 18 (12.33%) Cybersecurity
10 18 (12.33%) Vulnerability Management
10 18 (12.33%) SC Cleared
10 18 (12.33%) Security Cleared
10 18 (12.33%) SSCP
10 18 (12.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 18 (12.33%) J2EE

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 28 (19.18%) WebSphere
2 11 (7.53%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (6.16%) IBM HTTP Server
3 9 (6.16%) JBoss
3 9 (6.16%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.42%) Apache
4 5 (3.42%) CMS
4 5 (3.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 4 (2.74%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.37%) SAS
6 2 (1.37%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.68%) Jetty
7 1 (0.68%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.68%) Mule
7 1 (0.68%) nginx
7 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 3 (2.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.37%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (4.11%) BASE24
2 2 (1.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.37%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.68%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.37%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.68%) GitHub
4 1 (0.68%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.68%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.68%) Office 365
4 1 (0.68%) Silverpop
4 1 (0.68%) Slack
4 1 (0.68%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.70%) TCP/IP
2 19 (13.01%) LAN
2 19 (13.01%) VoIP
3 18 (12.33%) WAN
4 17 (11.64%) Firewall
4 17 (11.64%) VPN
5 15 (10.27%) HTTP
6 9 (6.16%) SSL
7 7 (4.79%) DNS
8 6 (4.11%) ATM
8 6 (4.11%) Wireless
9 5 (3.42%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (3.42%) SAN
10 4 (2.74%) DHCP
11 3 (2.05%) LDAP
11 3 (2.05%) SMTP
11 3 (2.05%) SNMP
12 2 (1.37%) FTP
12 2 (1.37%) Internet
12 2 (1.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.64%) DB2
2 9 (6.16%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.48%) Redis
4 6 (4.11%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.74%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.05%) IBM InfoSphere
6 3 (2.05%) MySQL
7 2 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.37%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.68%) Informix
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.68%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.68%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.68%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 11 (7.53%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.16%) Subversion
3 6 (4.11%) Ant
3 6 (4.11%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.11%) Gradle
3 6 (4.11%) Maven
4 4 (2.74%) Selenium
5 3 (2.05%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (1.37%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.37%) ClearQuest
6 2 (1.37%) JIRA
6 2 (1.37%) JUnit
6 2 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.68%) Introscope
7 1 (0.68%) Mockito
7 1 (0.68%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.68%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (19.18%) Finance
2 10 (6.85%) Retail
3 9 (6.16%) Banking
4 3 (2.05%) Billing
4 3 (2.05%) Marketing
5 2 (1.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (17.12%) Analyst
2 24 (16.44%) Developer
3 19 (13.01%) Architect
4 16 (10.96%) Consultant
5 13 (8.90%) Technical Support
6 12 (8.22%) Java Developer
7 9 (6.16%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (5.48%) Security Analyst
9 7 (4.79%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 6 (4.11%) Monitoring Engineer
11 5 (3.42%) Administrator
11 5 (3.42%) BASE24 Analyst
11 5 (3.42%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (3.42%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
11 5 (3.42%) Senior Security Analyst
11 5 (3.42%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.42%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
11 5 (3.42%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (3.42%) Technical Support Analyst
12 4 (2.74%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.44%) Middleware
2 19 (13.01%) Web Services
3 18 (12.33%) J2EE
4 17 (11.64%) ELK Stack
5 15 (10.27%) WebSphere MQ
6 9 (6.16%) Spring
7 7 (4.79%) RESTful
8 6 (4.11%) GWT
8 6 (4.11%) Hibernate
8 6 (4.11%) Regular Expression
9 5 (3.42%) SOAP
10 4 (2.74%) .NET
10 4 (2.74%) IBM Integration Bus
10 4 (2.74%) XML
11 3 (2.05%) JDBC
12 2 (1.37%) Apache Camel
12 2 (1.37%) REST
12 2 (1.37%) Servlets
13 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
13 1 (0.68%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.70%) Management Information System
2 14 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.90%) Mainframe
4 12 (8.22%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.79%) Cyber Attack
5 7 (4.79%) IBM Mainframe
5 7 (4.79%) Tandem
6 6 (4.11%) EMV
7 5 (3.42%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.74%) Clustering
8 4 (2.74%) User Experience
9 3 (2.05%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.37%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.37%) IBM XIV
10 2 (1.37%) Replication
10 2 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.68%) HACMP
11 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 50 (34.25%) Linux
2 44 (30.14%) Windows
3 36 (24.66%) Unix
4 26 (17.81%) AIX
5 15 (10.27%) Solaris
6 11 (7.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (6.16%) Windows XP
9 8 (5.48%) HPUX
10 7 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (4.11%) Windows Server
12 4 (2.74%) OS/2
13 3 (2.05%) Windows 7
14 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (1.37%) zOS
15 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.01%) Migration
1 19 (13.01%) Network Monitoring
2 18 (12.33%) Cybersecurity
2 18 (12.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 18 (12.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 17 (11.64%) ITIL
3 17 (11.64%) Patch Management
4 15 (10.27%) Open Source
4 15 (10.27%) Service Management
5 13 (8.90%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (7.53%) Information Security
7 9 (6.16%) Case Management
7 9 (6.16%) Project Management
7 9 (6.16%) SIEM
8 8 (5.48%) Coaching
8 8 (5.48%) Security Operations
9 7 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (4.11%) Release Management
10 6 (4.11%) Server Building
10 6 (4.11%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (29.45%) Java
2 20 (13.70%) SQL
3 11 (7.53%) Perl
4 9 (6.16%) COBOL
4 9 (6.16%) Python
5 8 (5.48%) Jython
6 7 (4.79%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.11%) Bourne shell
7 6 (4.11%) Korn
7 6 (4.11%) VBScript
8 5 (3.42%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.05%) C++
10 2 (1.37%) C#
10 2 (1.37%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.37%) JCL
10 2 (1.37%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.68%) C
11 1 (0.68%) PHP
11 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.68%) VC++
Qualifications
1 19 (13.01%) CISSP
2 18 (12.33%) SANS
2 18 (12.33%) SC Cleared
2 18 (12.33%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.33%) SSCP
3 7 (4.79%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.42%) Degree
5 2 (1.37%) CCNA
5 2 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.37%) MCSE
5 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.68%) MCSA
6 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.05%) Data Quality
1 3 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.05%) SLA
2 2 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 9 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 5 (3.42%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.37%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.37%) Xen
5 1 (0.68%) GPFS
5 1 (0.68%) NFS
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.68%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.68%) vSphere
5 1 (0.68%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (13.70%) Tivoli
2 19 (13.01%) QRadar
3 11 (7.53%) Netcool
4 8 (5.48%) Kibana
4 8 (5.48%) logstash
5 7 (4.79%) HP SiteScope
5 7 (4.79%) SCOM
6 5 (3.42%) RSA enVision
7 4 (2.74%) NetBackup
7 4 (2.74%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 3 (2.05%) BladeLogic
8 3 (2.05%) CA Wily
8 3 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.05%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 3 (2.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.68%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.68%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (0.68%) TADDM
Vendors
1 26 (17.81%) Oracle
2 19 (13.01%) LogRhythm
2 19 (13.01%) Splunk
3 17 (11.64%) Apple
3 17 (11.64%) Microsoft
4 14 (9.59%) CA
4 14 (9.59%) HP
5 12 (8.22%) VMware
6 11 (7.53%) Red Hat
7 8 (5.48%) Google
8 7 (4.79%) Cisco
8 7 (4.79%) Perforce
9 4 (2.74%) Citrix
9 4 (2.74%) Dell
9 4 (2.74%) F5
9 4 (2.74%) SAP
10 3 (2.05%) Fujitsu
10 3 (2.05%) Sun
10 3 (2.05%) Veritas
11 2 (1.37%) IBM Sterling
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