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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 66 55 56
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing IBM 93 126 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.66% 3.00% 2.83%
As % of the Vendors category 5.86% 6.97% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 68 43
Median daily rate £420 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £307 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.72 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -12.22%
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
1587 1808 1431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.38% 43.06% 44.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 920 1025 748
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 101 100
Median hourly rate £20.73 £19.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.93% +5.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.15 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -5 49 £425 -2.85% 8
Cheshire +5 20 £363 -14.70% 3
Lancashire +19 12 £340 -12.25% 4
Merseyside -8 9 £400 +18.51% 4
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 92 (38.17%) Java
2 88 (36.51%) Oracle
3 70 (29.05%) Linux
4 61 (25.31%) Middleware
5 55 (22.82%) Finance
6 54 (22.41%) XML
7 51 (21.16%) SQL
7 51 (21.16%) WebSphere
8 50 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
9 48 (19.92%) HTTP
10 43 (17.84%) JDBC
11 41 (17.01%) SOAP
12 39 (16.18%) Windows
12 39 (16.18%) JBoss
12 39 (16.18%) Apache Camel
13 38 (15.77%) Tomcat
13 38 (15.77%) SOA
14 37 (15.35%) Apache
14 37 (15.35%) Unix
14 37 (15.35%) Banking
15 36 (14.94%) Spring
15 36 (14.94%) J2EE
15 36 (14.94%) Migration
16 35 (14.52%) Security Cleared
17 33 (13.69%) Mainframe
17 33 (13.69%) AIX
18 31 (12.86%) JavaScript
18 31 (12.86%) High Availability
19 29 (12.03%) C++
19 29 (12.03%) PostgreSQL

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 51 (21.16%) WebSphere
2 39 (16.18%) JBoss
3 38 (15.77%) Tomcat
4 37 (15.35%) Apache
5 28 (11.62%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (4.56%) IBM HTTP Server
7 10 (4.15%) WebLogic
8 9 (3.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 5 (2.07%) CICS
9 5 (2.07%) CMS
10 4 (1.66%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.66%) SharePoint
11 3 (1.24%) MS Exchange
11 3 (1.24%) WebSphere Process Server
12 2 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.83%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.83%) Liferay
12 2 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.83%) WebLogic Portal
13 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (2.07%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.66%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.49%) BASE24
2 3 (1.24%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.83%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.41%) Maximo
4 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.41%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.41%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.83%) IaaS
3 2 (0.83%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (0.83%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (19.92%) HTTP
2 12 (4.98%) SAN
3 11 (4.56%) SSL
4 10 (4.15%) DHCP
5 7 (2.90%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.49%) ATM
6 6 (2.49%) DNS
6 6 (2.49%) Internet
7 4 (1.66%) Firewall
7 4 (1.66%) FTP
7 4 (1.66%) LDAP
8 3 (1.24%) LAN
8 3 (1.24%) VLAN
8 3 (1.24%) WAN
9 2 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.83%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.83%) WinSCP
9 2 (0.83%) Wireless
10 1 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.03%) PostgreSQL
2 28 (11.62%) DB2
3 27 (11.20%) MySQL
4 25 (10.37%) Oracle Database
5 15 (6.22%) SQL Server
6 14 (5.81%) Hadoop
7 10 (4.15%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.90%) DataStage
9 6 (2.49%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.66%) OLTP
11 2 (0.83%) GIS
11 2 (0.83%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (0.83%) MS Access
11 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.41%) Big Data
12 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.41%) Informix
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.41%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 22 (9.13%) Jenkins
2 19 (7.88%) JIRA
3 15 (6.22%) Subversion
4 13 (5.39%) Selenium
5 9 (3.73%) Git (software)
5 9 (3.73%) JUnit
5 9 (3.73%) Maven
6 8 (3.32%) Rational Performance Tester
7 7 (2.90%) Gradle
7 7 (2.90%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (2.49%) Ant
8 6 (2.49%) ClearCase
9 5 (2.07%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.07%) Mockito
9 5 (2.07%) SonarQube
9 5 (2.07%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.66%) Checkstyle
10 4 (1.66%) ClearQuest
10 4 (1.66%) FindBugs
10 4 (1.66%) Introscope
General
1 55 (22.82%) Finance
2 37 (15.35%) Banking
3 8 (3.32%) Retail
4 4 (1.66%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.24%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.24%) Marketing
6 2 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Electronics
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 56 (23.24%) Developer
2 41 (17.01%) Architect
3 36 (14.94%) Java Developer
4 34 (14.11%) Analyst
5 20 (8.30%) Administrator
6 18 (7.47%) Consultant
7 11 (4.56%) Digital Architect
8 10 (4.15%) Technical Architect
9 9 (3.73%) Senior Developer
9 9 (3.73%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (3.73%) Test Analyst
10 8 (3.32%) DBA
10 8 (3.32%) Project Manager
11 7 (2.90%) Digital Technical Architect
11 7 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
12 6 (2.49%) Business Analyst
12 6 (2.49%) Java Architect
12 6 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (2.49%) Technical Analyst
12 6 (2.49%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (25.31%) Middleware
2 54 (22.41%) XML
3 43 (17.84%) JDBC
4 41 (17.01%) SOAP
5 39 (16.18%) Apache Camel
6 36 (14.94%) J2EE
6 36 (14.94%) Spring
7 28 (11.62%) ActiveMQ
7 28 (11.62%) JSON
7 28 (11.62%) REST
7 28 (11.62%) Web Services
8 20 (8.30%) CSS
8 20 (8.30%) HTML
9 15 (6.22%) CSS3
9 15 (6.22%) HTML5
10 13 (5.39%) AngularJS
11 12 (4.98%) XSLT
12 9 (3.73%) WSDL
13 8 (3.32%) .NET
13 8 (3.32%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.69%) Mainframe
2 20 (8.30%) Data Centre
3 18 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (6.64%) IBM Mainframe
5 13 (5.39%) Management Information System
6 10 (4.15%) Tandem
7 9 (3.73%) Clustering
8 6 (2.49%) Data Extraction
8 6 (2.49%) EMV
9 5 (2.07%) HACMP
9 5 (2.07%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.66%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.66%) LPAR
11 3 (1.24%) CMDB
11 3 (1.24%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.24%) Cryptography
11 3 (1.24%) iPad
11 3 (1.24%) iSeries
11 3 (1.24%) Online Banking
11 3 (1.24%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 70 (29.05%) Linux
2 39 (16.18%) Windows
3 37 (15.35%) Unix
4 33 (13.69%) AIX
5 19 (7.88%) Solaris
6 11 (4.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (4.15%) HPUX
8 9 (3.73%) zOS
9 8 (3.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (2.49%) Windows Server
11 5 (2.07%) MVS
11 5 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.66%) SUSE
12 4 (1.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.66%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (1.24%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.41%) OS/2
14 1 (0.41%) OS/390
14 1 (0.41%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (15.77%) SOA
3 36 (14.94%) Migration
4 31 (12.86%) High Availability
5 26 (10.79%) Open Source
6 18 (7.47%) Microservices
7 17 (7.05%) Project Management
7 17 (7.05%) SDLC
8 16 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (6.22%) E-business
10 14 (5.81%) Change Management
10 14 (5.81%) TDD
11 13 (5.39%) E-Commerce
11 13 (5.39%) Front End Development
11 13 (5.39%) Integration Testing
12 12 (4.98%) Software Engineering
12 12 (4.98%) System Integration Testing
13 11 (4.56%) Waterfall
14 10 (4.15%) Performance Testing
14 10 (4.15%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 92 (38.17%) Java
2 51 (21.16%) SQL
3 31 (12.86%) JavaScript
4 29 (12.03%) C++
5 20 (8.30%) C
6 16 (6.64%) PL/SQL
7 15 (6.22%) COBOL
8 13 (5.39%) Shell Script
9 8 (3.32%) C#
9 8 (3.32%) Jython
10 7 (2.90%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.07%) JCL
11 5 (2.07%) VC++
12 4 (1.66%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.66%) VB
13 3 (1.24%) Perl
13 3 (1.24%) Python
13 3 (1.24%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.24%) VB6
14 2 (0.83%) REXX
Qualifications
1 35 (14.52%) Security Cleared
2 25 (10.37%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.32%) Degree
4 5 (2.07%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.66%) CCNA
5 4 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.66%) MCSE
5 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.24%) MCSA
7 2 (0.83%) CISSP
7 2 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.41%) ACSA
8 1 (0.41%) CCDP
8 1 (0.41%) CCIP
8 1 (0.41%) CCNP
8 1 (0.41%) MCDST
8 1 (0.41%) MCITP
8 1 (0.41%) MCTS
8 1 (0.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.49%) QA
2 3 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.24%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (5.39%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.07%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.66%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (1.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (1.24%) Firmware
5 3 (1.24%) GPFS
6 2 (0.83%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.83%) NFS
6 2 (0.83%) PowerHA
6 2 (0.83%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.83%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.83%) vSphere
6 2 (0.83%) Xen
7 1 (0.41%) RACF
7 1 (0.41%) Snort
7 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.41%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (4.98%) Tivoli
2 6 (2.49%) CA Wily
3 5 (2.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (1.66%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.66%) Netcool
4 4 (1.66%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 4 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.66%) Puppet
5 3 (1.24%) BladeLogic
5 3 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.24%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (1.24%) TADDM
5 3 (1.24%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 2 (0.83%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.83%) DameWare
6 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.83%) OMEGAMON
6 2 (0.83%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.83%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 88 (36.51%) Oracle
2 21 (8.71%) HP
3 17 (7.05%) VMware
4 16 (6.64%) Citrix
5 13 (5.39%) Microsoft
6 10 (4.15%) Perforce
7 9 (3.73%) CA
8 8 (3.32%) EMC
8 8 (3.32%) IBM Sterling
9 7 (2.90%) Cisco
10 6 (2.49%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.49%) Siebel
10 6 (2.49%) Sun
11 5 (2.07%) Google
11 5 (2.07%) Remedy
12 4 (1.66%) Curam
12 4 (1.66%) Dell
12 4 (1.66%) F5
12 4 (1.66%) SAP
13 3 (1.24%) Intel Security
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