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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 50 60 52
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing IBM 113 77 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.92% 2.54% 3.51%
As % of the Vendors category 6.81% 5.70% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 35 34
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£400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.02 - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +50.00%
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
1660 1352 1253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.89% 44.68% 46.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 686 541
Average daily rate £375 £326 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.20% +0.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 96 100
Average hourly rate £19.03 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -20.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.21 £40.25 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.16%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015. 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 -7 43 £423 +30.00% 15
Merseyside +13 31 £338 -18.67%
Cheshire -8 19 £425 -3.95% 6
Cumbria - 12 £475 -
Lancashire +3 3 £388 +10.71%
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 76 (36.54%) Finance
2 65 (31.25%) Mainframe
3 54 (25.96%) UNIX
4 43 (20.67%) DB2
5 39 (18.75%) Oracle
6 38 (18.27%) IBM Mainframe
7 36 (17.31%) SQL
8 33 (15.87%) Banking
9 28 (13.46%) zOS
10 27 (12.98%) CICS
10 27 (12.98%) HP
10 27 (12.98%) SAP
10 27 (12.98%) Security Cleared
11 26 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 26 (12.50%) CA
11 26 (12.50%) SDLC
12 25 (12.02%) WebSphere
13 24 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (11.06%) Middleware
14 23 (11.06%) SAS
14 23 (11.06%) Windows
15 22 (10.58%) JCL
15 22 (10.58%) SC Cleared
16 21 (10.10%) REXX
16 21 (10.10%) J2EE
17 20 (9.62%) Java
17 20 (9.62%) SAN
17 20 (9.62%) Migration
18 19 (9.13%) Data Extraction
18 19 (9.13%) Base SAS

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 27 (12.98%) CICS
2 25 (12.02%) WebSphere
3 23 (11.06%) SAS
4 18 (8.65%) MQSeries
5 6 (2.88%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.40%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (2.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (1.92%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.44%) Apache ServiceMix
8 3 (1.44%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.44%) Liferay
8 3 (1.44%) Apache
8 3 (1.44%) JBoss
9 2 (0.96%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.96%) IIS
9 2 (0.96%) Papyrus
9 2 (0.96%) AquaLogic
10 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Process Server
10 1 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 13 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.37%) MS Office
3 6 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.88%) Primavera
1 6 (2.88%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.92%) Teamcenter
3 3 (1.44%) SAP PLM
3 3 (1.44%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.48%) Maximo
5 1 (0.48%) HFM
5 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.92%) PaaS
2 3 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.44%) OpenShift
3 2 (0.96%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.48%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.48%) SaaS
4 1 (0.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.62%) SAN
2 13 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.33%) SSL
3 9 (4.33%) HTTP
4 7 (3.37%) Kerberos
4 7 (3.37%) SSH
5 6 (2.88%) Internet
6 5 (2.40%) SNA
7 4 (1.92%) FTP
7 4 (1.92%) SMTP
7 4 (1.92%) SMS
8 3 (1.44%) LAN
8 3 (1.44%) WAN
9 2 (0.96%) DHCP
9 2 (0.96%) DNS
9 2 (0.96%) NAS
10 1 (0.48%) Firewall
10 1 (0.48%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (20.67%) DB2
2 19 (9.13%) Base SAS
2 19 (9.13%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 16 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 12 (5.77%) SQL Server
5 7 (3.37%) DataStage
5 7 (3.37%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.40%) Informix
6 5 (2.40%) OLTP
6 5 (2.40%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (1.44%) Big Data
7 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (1.44%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.96%) IBM BigInsights
8 2 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.96%) IMS/DB
8 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.48%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 10 (4.81%) Lombardi
2 8 (3.85%) JUnit
3 6 (2.88%) Selenium
4 5 (2.40%) Eclipse
4 5 (2.40%) Mockito
4 5 (2.40%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.92%) JIRA
6 3 (1.44%) Cactus
6 3 (1.44%) Rational Performance Tester
6 3 (1.44%) Rational Functional Tester
6 3 (1.44%) Subversion
6 3 (1.44%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.96%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.48%) Maven
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.48%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.48%) Introscope
8 1 (0.48%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.48%) SonarQube
General
1 76 (36.54%) Finance
2 33 (15.87%) Banking
3 5 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.92%) Marketing
5 3 (1.44%) Retail
6 1 (0.48%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.48%) Back Office
6 1 (0.48%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 36 (17.31%) Developer
2 26 (12.50%) Architect
3 22 (10.58%) Analyst
4 19 (9.13%) Designer
5 16 (7.69%) Consultant
6 15 (7.21%) DBA
7 12 (5.77%) Test Analyst
8 11 (5.29%) SAS Developer
9 9 (4.33%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.33%) Java Developer
9 9 (4.33%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (3.85%) Programmer
11 7 (3.37%) Test Manager
11 7 (3.37%) DB2 DBA
12 6 (2.88%) Functional Analyst
12 6 (2.88%) Security Engineer
12 6 (2.88%) Functional Test Analyst
12 6 (2.88%) Information Security Engineer
12 6 (2.88%) Business Analyst
12 6 (2.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.06%) Middleware
2 21 (10.10%) J2EE
3 18 (8.65%) Web Services
4 16 (7.69%) SOAP
4 16 (7.69%) WSDL
4 16 (7.69%) Spring
5 15 (7.21%) ISPF
6 13 (6.25%) XML
7 11 (5.29%) Servlets
8 10 (4.81%) HTML
9 9 (4.33%) CSS
9 9 (4.33%) XSLT
10 8 (3.85%) WebCenter
11 7 (3.37%) jQuery
11 7 (3.37%) JAX-WS
11 7 (3.37%) .NET
12 6 (2.88%) JSP
12 6 (2.88%) JSF
12 6 (2.88%) SAP Basis
12 6 (2.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 65 (31.25%) Mainframe
2 38 (18.27%) IBM Mainframe
3 19 (9.13%) Data Extraction
4 17 (8.17%) VSAM
5 11 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.85%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.40%) BYOD
7 5 (2.40%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.92%) PKI
8 4 (1.92%) iSeries
9 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.44%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.96%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.96%) Replication
10 2 (0.96%) Clustering
10 2 (0.96%) EPoS
11 1 (0.48%) EFT
11 1 (0.48%) HACMP
11 1 (0.48%) DTV
11 1 (0.48%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 54 (25.96%) UNIX
2 28 (13.46%) zOS
3 23 (11.06%) Windows
4 15 (7.21%) Linux
5 13 (6.25%) AIX
6 12 (5.77%) Solaris
7 10 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.92%) Data ONTAP
9 4 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.44%) HPUX
11 2 (0.96%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (12.50%) SDLC
2 24 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (9.62%) Migration
4 17 (8.17%) System Integration Testing
5 16 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 16 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 15 (7.21%) ITIL
7 14 (6.73%) SOA
7 14 (6.73%) Data Analysis
7 14 (6.73%) System Testing
8 13 (6.25%) Waterfall
8 13 (6.25%) ERP
9 12 (5.77%) Software Engineering
10 11 (5.29%) Test Management
11 10 (4.81%) Functional Testing
12 9 (4.33%) PLM
12 9 (4.33%) EAI
12 9 (4.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (3.85%) Change Management
13 8 (3.85%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 36 (17.31%) SQL
2 22 (10.58%) JCL
3 21 (10.10%) REXX
4 20 (9.62%) Java
5 16 (7.69%) COBOL
6 13 (6.25%) JavaScript
7 9 (4.33%) Assembly Language
8 8 (3.85%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.37%) CLIST
9 7 (3.37%) XPath
10 6 (2.88%) C
11 3 (1.44%) C#
12 2 (0.96%) Perl
12 2 (0.96%) PL/1
13 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.48%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 27 (12.98%) Security Cleared
2 22 (10.58%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.77%) Degree
4 8 (3.85%) ISTQB
5 6 (2.88%) ISEB
6 3 (1.44%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.96%) MCSE
7 2 (0.96%) CCNA
7 2 (0.96%) MCITP
7 2 (0.96%) PMP
7 2 (0.96%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.48%) CIMA
8 1 (0.48%) MCTS
8 1 (0.48%) CCENT
8 1 (0.48%) MCP
8 1 (0.48%) MCSA
8 1 (0.48%) CCNP
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.33%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (9.13%) Time Sharing Option
2 16 (7.69%) RACF
3 11 (5.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 10 (4.81%) Active Directory
5 8 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (2.88%) GPFS
7 4 (1.92%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.44%) Squid
9 2 (0.96%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.48%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.48%) XenApp
10 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.48%) SRDF
10 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (4.81%) zSecure
2 9 (4.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 9 (4.33%) OMEGAMON
3 8 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (2.40%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (1.92%) Puppet
6 3 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.44%) Ansible
6 3 (1.44%) Salt
6 3 (1.44%) SCOM
6 3 (1.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.96%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.96%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 39 (18.75%) Oracle
2 27 (12.98%) SAP
2 27 (12.98%) HP
3 26 (12.50%) CA
3 26 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 15 (7.21%) VMware
5 11 (5.29%) NetApp
6 9 (4.33%) Sybase
7 8 (3.85%) Cisco
7 8 (3.85%) Brocade
8 6 (2.88%) Citrix
9 5 (2.40%) EMC
9 5 (2.40%) Pega
10 4 (1.92%) Perforce
11 3 (1.44%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.44%) Remedy
11 3 (1.44%) Hyperion
11 3 (1.44%) 3PAR
12 2 (0.96%) Aquila
12 2 (0.96%) Lotus
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