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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 64 65 27
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -38
Contract jobs citing IBM 83 79 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.61% 2.65% 5.65%
As % of the Vendors category 5.66% 5.89% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 33 80
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £408 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.06% +8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £82.00 £29.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+182.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.76 £19.50 £30.70
% change year-on-year
+57.75% -36.48%
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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
1466 1342 1626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.17% 45.09% 47.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 595 753
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 104 129
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
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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 +20 46 £325 +30.00% 7
Lancashire -7 16 £350 - 3
Cheshire -24 14 £430 +1.17% 3
Merseyside -2 2 £340 +13.33% 1
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 47 (32.41%) Finance
2 42 (28.97%) Mainframe
3 36 (24.83%) IBM Mainframe
4 34 (23.45%) Oracle
5 33 (22.76%) Java
6 28 (19.31%) WebSphere
7 27 (18.62%) DB2
8 26 (17.93%) AIX
9 23 (15.86%) Linux
9 23 (15.86%) HP
9 23 (15.86%) Middleware
10 21 (14.48%) Windows
11 20 (13.79%) CICS
11 20 (13.79%) Migration
12 19 (13.10%) SAP
12 19 (13.10%) Security Cleared
13 18 (12.41%) UNIX
14 17 (11.72%) Telecoms
14 17 (11.72%) Retail
15 16 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (11.03%) Banking
15 16 (11.03%) Microsoft
16 15 (10.34%) Red Hat
17 14 (9.66%) Eclipse
17 14 (9.66%) Web Services
18 13 (8.97%) Tomcat
18 13 (8.97%) Spring
18 13 (8.97%) Software Engineering
19 12 (8.28%) Project Management
19 12 (8.28%) VMware

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (19.31%) WebSphere
2 20 (13.79%) CICS
3 13 (8.97%) Tomcat
4 10 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (5.52%) Apache
6 6 (4.14%) WebLogic
6 6 (4.14%) WebSphere Process Server
6 6 (4.14%) WebSphere Portal
6 6 (4.14%) Quickr
7 3 (2.07%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (2.07%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (1.38%) CMS
8 2 (1.38%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.69%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.69%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) MS Office
1 1 (0.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (2.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.38%) SAP PM
3 2 (1.38%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.69%) Maximo
4 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.38%) PaaS
2 1 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.21%) HTTP
2 8 (5.52%) FTP
3 7 (4.83%) DNS
4 6 (4.14%) DHCP
5 5 (3.45%) SAN
6 4 (2.76%) LDAP
6 4 (2.76%) LAN
6 4 (2.76%) Wireshark
6 4 (2.76%) Network Security
7 3 (2.07%) Firewall
7 3 (2.07%) WAN
7 3 (2.07%) DMZ
8 2 (1.38%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.69%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.62%) DB2
2 8 (5.52%) IBM InfoSphere
2 8 (5.52%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.83%) Big Data
3 7 (4.83%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.83%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (2.76%) SAP BW
5 4 (2.76%) DataStage
5 4 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.76%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.76%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.07%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.38%) IMS/DB
8 1 (0.69%) BODI
8 1 (0.69%) Adabas
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (9.66%) Eclipse
2 7 (4.83%) NetBeans
3 2 (1.38%) Introscope
4 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 1 (0.69%) JIRA
4 1 (0.69%) Selenium
4 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.69%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.69%) Toad
4 1 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.69%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 47 (32.41%) Finance
2 17 (11.72%) Telecoms
2 17 (11.72%) Retail
3 16 (11.03%) Banking
4 4 (2.76%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.38%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.69%) Marketing
6 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (18.62%) Architect
2 26 (17.93%) Developer
3 17 (11.72%) Analyst
4 16 (11.03%) Administrator
5 9 (6.21%) Project Manager
5 9 (6.21%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (5.52%) Consultant
6 8 (5.52%) Systems Analyst
6 8 (5.52%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (5.52%) WebSphere Developer
7 7 (4.83%) Java Developer
8 6 (4.14%) Programmer
8 6 (4.14%) Security Manager
8 6 (4.14%) Designer
9 5 (3.45%) Network Security Manager
9 5 (3.45%) Network Manager
9 5 (3.45%) Analyst Developer
10 4 (2.76%) Network Administrator
10 4 (2.76%) Linux Administrator
10 4 (2.76%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.86%) Middleware
2 14 (9.66%) Web Services
3 13 (8.97%) Spring
4 12 (8.28%) JMS
5 9 (6.21%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (4.83%) Java SE
6 7 (4.83%) Java EE
6 7 (4.83%) JPA
6 7 (4.83%) JAX-RS
6 7 (4.83%) .NET
7 6 (4.14%) J2EE
7 6 (4.14%) JSP
7 6 (4.14%) JSR 286
7 6 (4.14%) RESTful
7 6 (4.14%) Dojo
7 6 (4.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 5 (3.45%) JDBC
9 4 (2.76%) XML
9 4 (2.76%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (2.76%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 42 (28.97%) Mainframe
2 36 (24.83%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (3.45%) Firmware
4 4 (2.76%) VSAM
4 4 (2.76%) PKI
4 4 (2.76%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.07%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.07%) AS400
5 3 (2.07%) Clustering
5 3 (2.07%) Tandem
6 2 (1.38%) Replication
7 1 (0.69%) HACMP
7 1 (0.69%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.69%) GIS
7 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.69%) DataPower
7 1 (0.69%) iSeries
7 1 (0.69%) DLPAR
7 1 (0.69%) Social Media
7 1 (0.69%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.93%) AIX
2 23 (15.86%) Linux
3 21 (14.48%) Windows
4 18 (12.41%) UNIX
5 10 (6.90%) Solaris
6 9 (6.21%) HPUX
7 8 (5.52%) zOS
8 7 (4.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (4.14%) Windows 7
9 6 (4.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (2.76%) Android
12 3 (2.07%) SUSE
12 3 (2.07%) MVS
13 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (1.38%) CentOS
13 2 (1.38%) VMS
14 1 (0.69%) OS/400
14 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.79%) Migration
2 16 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (8.97%) Software Engineering
4 12 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (8.28%) Project Management
5 10 (6.90%) ITIL
6 9 (6.21%) Configuration Management
7 7 (4.83%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (4.83%) SOA
7 7 (4.83%) ERP
7 7 (4.83%) Waterfall
7 7 (4.83%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (4.14%) Capacity Management
8 6 (4.14%) ETL
9 5 (3.45%) DSDM
9 5 (3.45%) Change Management
9 5 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (2.76%) Systems Analysis
10 4 (2.76%) Analytics
10 4 (2.76%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.76%) Java
2 10 (6.90%) SQL
2 10 (6.90%) COBOL
3 6 (4.14%) Shell Script
3 6 (4.14%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.76%) Assembly Language
5 3 (2.07%) Perl
6 2 (1.38%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.38%) PL/1
6 2 (1.38%) Python
6 2 (1.38%) JCL
7 1 (0.69%) NATURAL
7 1 (0.69%) VB
7 1 (0.69%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 19 (13.10%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.28%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.14%) CCNA
4 6 (4.14%) MCSA
4 6 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.14%) IBM Certification
5 5 (3.45%) ACSA
5 5 (3.45%) MCDST
5 5 (3.45%) MCTS
5 5 (3.45%) MCITP
5 5 (3.45%) ACSP
5 5 (3.45%) CCNP
5 5 (3.45%) CCIP
5 5 (3.45%) MCSE
5 5 (3.45%) CCDP
5 5 (3.45%) RHCE
6 3 (2.07%) Degree
7 1 (0.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.38%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (4.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (2.07%) RHEV
4 2 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.69%) XenApp
5 1 (0.69%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (6.90%) Tivoli
2 4 (2.76%) OMEGAMON
2 4 (2.76%) CA Wily
3 2 (1.38%) Puppet
3 2 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.38%) Foglight
4 1 (0.69%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.69%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.69%) Control-M
4 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.69%) SCCM
4 1 (0.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (23.45%) Oracle
2 23 (15.86%) HP
3 19 (13.10%) SAP
4 16 (11.03%) Microsoft
5 15 (10.34%) Red Hat
6 12 (8.28%) VMware
6 12 (8.28%) Cisco
7 9 (6.21%) EMC
8 7 (4.83%) Sun
8 7 (4.83%) Business Objects
8 7 (4.83%) Cognos
8 7 (4.83%) NetApp
8 7 (4.83%) SolarWinds
9 6 (4.14%) Lotus
9 6 (4.14%) CA
9 6 (4.14%) Dell
9 6 (4.14%) Intel
9 6 (4.14%) Citrix
10 5 (3.45%) JBoss
10 5 (3.45%) Apple
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