Period
to 22 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 72 46
Rank change year-on-year +20 -26 +3
Contract jobs citing IBM 37 18 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.98% 1.41% 3.44%
As % of the Vendors category 6.90% 3.13% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 30
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £258 £338 £355
90th Percentile £475 £490 £600
North West median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -42.47% -8.75% -51.22%

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 536 576 783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 43.23% 45.11% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 379 477
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.03% +6.45%
10th Percentile £231 £205 £250
90th Percentile £625 £550 £575
North West median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 35 36
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £15.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.53% +9.03% -9.61%
10th Percentile £11.70 £11.25 £9.49
90th Percentile £30.65 £23.75 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £18.38 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.69% +5.00% +6.06%

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 January 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 January 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
Warrington +12 10 £425 -9.57% 6
Chester +13 8 £500 +25.00%
Knutsford -13 5 £368 +8.89% 4
Macclesfield +2 1 £250 -44.44% 1
Crewe - 1 £265 -
IBM
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for IBM.

1 16 (43.24%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (37.84%) Windows
3 11 (29.73%) Linux
3 11 (29.73%) Finance
4 9 (24.32%) Middleware
4 9 (24.32%) HP
4 9 (24.32%) AIX
5 8 (21.62%) ITIL
5 8 (21.62%) Mainframe
5 8 (21.62%) WebSphere
6 7 (18.92%) EMC
6 7 (18.92%) Change Management
7 6 (16.22%) Dell
7 6 (16.22%) NetApp
7 6 (16.22%) Oracle
7 6 (16.22%) Windows Server
8 5 (13.51%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 5 (13.51%) Data Structures
8 5 (13.51%) EqualLogic
8 5 (13.51%) Unix
8 5 (13.51%) Cognos
8 5 (13.51%) SAN
8 5 (13.51%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
8 5 (13.51%) Cognos TM1
8 5 (13.51%) Banking
9 4 (10.81%) Brocade
9 4 (10.81%) FileNet
9 4 (10.81%) Migration
9 4 (10.81%) NetBackup

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 8 (21.62%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.81%) FileNet
3 3 (8.11%) JBoss
3 3 (8.11%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.70%) Apache
4 1 (2.70%) CICS
4 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.70%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.41%) PaaS
2 1 (2.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) SAN
2 3 (8.11%) FTP
2 3 (8.11%) iSCSI
3 2 (5.41%) SSL
4 1 (2.70%) DHCP
4 1 (2.70%) DNS
4 1 (2.70%) HTTP
4 1 (2.70%) Internet
4 1 (2.70%) VPN
4 1 (2.70%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.41%) DataStage
1 2 (5.41%) IBM InfoSphere
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) AppScan
1 1 (2.70%) Codeception
1 1 (2.70%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.70%) Gatling
1 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
1 1 (2.70%) JMeter
1 1 (2.70%) JUnit
1 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
1 1 (2.70%) Selenium
1 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Developer
2 5 (13.51%) TM1 Developer
3 4 (10.81%) FileNet Specialist
3 4 (10.81%) Sales Support
3 4 (10.81%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Backup Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Technician
4 3 (8.11%) Storage and Backup Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) DataStage Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Middleware Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Security Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Project Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior DBA
6 1 (2.70%) Server Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) SQL DBA
6 1 (2.70%) Storage Administrator
6 1 (2.70%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) Middleware
2 3 (8.11%) HTML
2 3 (8.11%) ISPF
3 2 (5.41%) Ajax
3 2 (5.41%) CSS
3 2 (5.41%) Flash
3 2 (5.41%) jQuery
4 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.70%) CSS3
4 1 (2.70%) HTML5
4 1 (2.70%) ICEfaces
4 1 (2.70%) JAX-RPC
4 1 (2.70%) JSF
4 1 (2.70%) PrimeFaces
4 1 (2.70%) RESTful
4 1 (2.70%) RichFaces
4 1 (2.70%) Servlets
4 1 (2.70%) SOAP
4 1 (2.70%) WSDL
4 1 (2.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (43.24%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (21.62%) Mainframe
3 5 (13.51%) Data Structures
4 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.41%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (5.41%) EMC VNX
5 2 (5.41%) EMC VNXe
6 1 (2.70%) e-Learning
6 1 (2.70%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (2.70%) IBM XIV
6 1 (2.70%) Replication
6 1 (2.70%) RIA
6 1 (2.70%) VSAM
6 1 (2.70%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Windows
2 11 (29.73%) Linux
3 9 (24.32%) AIX
4 6 (16.22%) Windows Server
5 5 (13.51%) Unix
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) ITIL
2 7 (18.92%) Change Management
3 5 (13.51%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 4 (10.81%) Migration
4 4 (10.81%) Presales
5 3 (8.11%) Break/Fix
5 3 (8.11%) Data Migration
5 3 (8.11%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (8.11%) SDLC
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.41%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.41%) Data Modelling
6 2 (5.41%) DevOps
6 2 (5.41%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (5.41%) ETL
6 2 (5.41%) Logical Data Model
6 2 (5.41%) Privileged Access Management
6 2 (5.41%) Project Management
7 1 (2.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) JCL
1 4 (10.81%) Shell Script
2 3 (8.11%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.41%) SQL
4 1 (2.70%) COBOL
4 1 (2.70%) Perl
4 1 (2.70%) PHP
4 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.70%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) Ruby
4 1 (2.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (10.81%) IBM Certification
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.81%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.41%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 2 (5.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.70%) Docker
4 1 (2.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) NetBackup
1 4 (10.81%) Tivoli
1 4 (10.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (8.11%) SCOM
3 2 (5.41%) PowerBroker
4 1 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) HP Fortify
4 1 (2.70%) Netcool
4 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.70%) SCCM
4 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) HP
2 7 (18.92%) EMC
3 6 (16.22%) Dell
3 6 (16.22%) NetApp
3 6 (16.22%) Oracle
4 5 (13.51%) Cognos
4 5 (13.51%) EqualLogic
5 4 (10.81%) Brocade
5 4 (10.81%) Cisco
6 3 (8.11%) IBM Sterling
6 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.41%) CyberArk
7 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.41%) Veritas
7 2 (5.41%) VMware
8 1 (2.70%) Citrix
8 1 (2.70%) Perforce
8 1 (2.70%) Remedy
8 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow