Period
to 22 April 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM over the 6 months to 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

IBM
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 57 34
Rank change year-on-year 0 -23 +32
Contract jobs citing IBM 38 22 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.91% 2.07% 5.04%
As % of the Vendors category 7.04% 4.61% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 57
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +4.55%
10th Percentile £292 £346 £344
90th Percentile £475 £526 £602
North West median daily rate £439 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.24% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.71% - -
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year +20.00% -58.58% -

IBM is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Cheshire.

All Vendors
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 540 477 893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 41.32% 44.92% 44.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 308 534
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £399 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.96% -6.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £228 £198 £263
90th Percentile £600 £525 £573
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 41 43
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% -4.99% -
10th Percentile £11.23 £10.61 £9.70
90th Percentile £40.50 £35.00 £37.25
North West median hourly rate £15.93 £16.18 £21.50
% change year-on-year -1.55% -24.74% +30.30%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing IBM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in Cheshire

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IBM in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in Cheshire

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in Cheshire

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in Cheshire

IBM
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +2 9 £450 - 1
Warrington -3 8 £450 -4.26% 2
Knutsford -6 6 £368 +6.52% 1
Macclesfield +1 1 £250 -44.44%
IBM
North West

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for IBM.

1 16 (42.11%) Windows
1 16 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (28.95%) Unix
2 11 (28.95%) Finance
3 10 (26.32%) Linux
4 8 (21.05%) Migration
4 8 (21.05%) PaaS
5 7 (18.42%) ITIL
5 7 (18.42%) HP
5 7 (18.42%) Middleware
6 6 (15.79%) Red Hat
6 6 (15.79%) EMC
6 6 (15.79%) AIX
6 6 (15.79%) Python
6 6 (15.79%) Cognos
6 6 (15.79%) Scrum
6 6 (15.79%) Cognos TM1
6 6 (15.79%) JIRA
6 6 (15.79%) Kanban
6 6 (15.79%) Data Structures
6 6 (15.79%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
7 5 (13.16%) Break/Fix
7 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
7 5 (13.16%) Confluence
7 5 (13.16%) WebSphere
7 5 (13.16%) SQL
7 5 (13.16%) Dell
7 5 (13.16%) IBM Certification
7 5 (13.16%) Cisco

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 5 (13.16%) Confluence
1 5 (13.16%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.53%) Apache
2 4 (10.53%) FileNet
2 4 (10.53%) JBoss
2 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.63%) CICS
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.63%) IBM Domino
4 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.05%) PaaS
2 4 (10.53%) OpenShift
3 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.26%) GitHub
4 2 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) HTTP
1 3 (7.89%) iSCSI
1 3 (7.89%) SAN
2 2 (5.26%) FTP
3 1 (2.63%) LAN
3 1 (2.63%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) Big Data
1 3 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (7.89%) DataStage
1 3 (7.89%) Hadoop
1 3 (7.89%) IBM InfoSphere
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) JIRA
2 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.89%) ER Studio
4 2 (5.26%) GitLab
4 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.26%) MSI
4 2 (5.26%) Toad
5 1 (2.63%) Codeception
5 1 (2.63%) Gatling
5 1 (2.63%) JMeter
5 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.63%) Selenium
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Back Office
3 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Law
3 1 (2.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Developer
2 6 (15.79%) TM1 Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Backup Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) FileNet Specialist
3 4 (10.53%) Middleware Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Storage and Backup Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Security Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Middleware Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Designer
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Technician
5 2 (5.26%) Lead Designer
5 2 (5.26%) Sales Support
5 2 (5.26%) Server Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) Middleware
2 4 (10.53%) JSON
2 4 (10.53%) Web Services
3 3 (7.89%) Anaconda
3 3 (7.89%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (5.26%) .NET
4 2 (5.26%) Ajax
4 2 (5.26%) Flash
4 2 (5.26%) HTML
4 2 (5.26%) ISPF
4 2 (5.26%) jQuery
4 2 (5.26%) OAuth
4 2 (5.26%) REST
4 2 (5.26%) SAML
4 2 (5.26%) XML
5 1 (2.63%) CSS
5 1 (2.63%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (42.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.79%) Data Structures
3 4 (10.53%) Mainframe
4 3 (7.89%) Clustering
4 3 (7.89%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.63%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.63%) IBM XIV
5 1 (2.63%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 16 (42.11%) Windows
2 11 (28.95%) Unix
3 10 (26.32%) Linux
4 6 (15.79%) AIX
5 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
6 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Migration
2 7 (18.42%) ITIL
3 6 (15.79%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 6 (15.79%) Kanban
3 6 (15.79%) Scrum
4 5 (13.16%) Break/Fix
5 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.53%) Incident Management
5 4 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
6 3 (7.89%) Analytics
6 3 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
6 3 (7.89%) Data Modelling
6 3 (7.89%) Dimensional Modelling
6 3 (7.89%) Process Improvement
6 3 (7.89%) Product Management
6 3 (7.89%) SIEM
6 3 (7.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) Python
2 5 (13.16%) SQL
3 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
3 4 (10.53%) Java
3 4 (10.53%) Ruby
4 3 (7.89%) JCL
4 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.26%) C#
5 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.26%) Perl
5 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.63%) COBOL
6 1 (2.63%) Go
6 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) IBM Certification
2 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) CCNA
4 1 (2.63%) CCNP
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.63%) HP ASE
4 1 (2.63%) MCITP
4 1 (2.63%) MCSE
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Docker
2 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (5.26%) Firmware
3 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (5.26%) VirtualBox
3 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (7.89%) Kubernetes
2 3 (7.89%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.26%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.26%) Netcool
3 2 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.63%) HP ALM
4 1 (2.63%) SCCM
4 1 (2.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) HP
2 6 (15.79%) Cognos
2 6 (15.79%) EMC
2 6 (15.79%) Red Hat
3 5 (13.16%) Cisco
3 5 (13.16%) Dell
3 5 (13.16%) NetApp
4 4 (10.53%) Brocade
4 4 (10.53%) ServiceNow
5 3 (7.89%) Atlassian
5 3 (7.89%) Cloudera
5 3 (7.89%) EqualLogic
5 3 (7.89%) McAfee
5 3 (7.89%) Oracle
5 3 (7.89%) Splunk
5 3 (7.89%) Symantec
6 2 (5.26%) Blue Coat
6 2 (5.26%) Google
6 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.26%) VMware