Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 46 71
Rank change year-on-year -30 +25 -7
Contract jobs citing IBM 18 42 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.37% 3.28% 2.19%
As % of the Vendors category 3.19% 7.57% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 28 17
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +2.41% -2.81%
10th Percentile £363 £249 £279
90th Percentile £528 £525 £489
North West median daily rate £400 £425 £420
% change year-on-year -5.88% +1.19% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £19.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year - -53.85% +5.63%

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 565 555 716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 42.87% 43.33% 44.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 378 481
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £404 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.93% -2.12% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £233 £273
90th Percentile £538 £625 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 47 19
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -12.52% -11.76%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.25 £11.10
90th Percentile £42.50 £35.00 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.18
% change year-on-year +9.38% -16.56% +11.68%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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
Wilmslow - 7 £500 - 1
Chester -10 2 £400 -11.11%
Crewe -16 2 £425 +60.38%
Knutsford -16 2 £375 -6.25% 4
Warrington -5 1 - - 1
IBM
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 8 (44.44%) Unix
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
1 8 (44.44%) Mainframe
1 8 (44.44%) IBM Mainframe
2 7 (38.89%) Risk Management
3 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 4 (22.22%) Finance
5 3 (16.67%) Java
5 3 (16.67%) Linux
5 3 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (11.11%) SCCM
6 2 (11.11%) SLA
6 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
6 2 (11.11%) COBOL
6 2 (11.11%) SQL
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle
6 2 (11.11%) AIX
6 2 (11.11%) Solaris
6 2 (11.11%) IIS
6 2 (11.11%) XML
6 2 (11.11%) CICS
6 2 (11.11%) JCL
6 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 2 (11.11%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (11.11%) JIRA
6 2 (11.11%) VSAM
6 2 (11.11%) Migration
6 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management

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 2 (11.11%) CICS
1 2 (11.11%) IIS
1 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (5.56%) JBoss
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) EngageOne
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DMZ
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) Network Security
1 1 (5.56%) SAN
1 1 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Big Data
1 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) DataStage
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) CA Release Automation
2 1 (5.56%) ER Studio
2 1 (5.56%) ERwin
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) IT Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) IT Security Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Security Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) COBOL Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Cognos Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Environment Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Implementation Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Technician
5 1 (5.56%) Middleware Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Security Technician
5 1 (5.56%) Software Asset Manager
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (5.56%) JMS
2 1 (5.56%) JSON
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) IBM Mainframe
1 8 (44.44%) Mainframe
2 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) VSAM
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Clustering
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Unix
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) AIX
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Solaris
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Embedded Compact
4 1 (5.56%) Windows NT
4 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Risk Management
2 3 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Defect Management
4 1 (5.56%) High Availability
4 1 (5.56%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.56%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (5.56%) Line Management
4 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) SIEM
4 1 (5.56%) Software Licensing
4 1 (5.56%) System Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) COBOL
2 2 (11.11%) JCL
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CISM
1 1 (5.56%) CISSP
1 1 (5.56%) IBM Certification
1 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) BladeLogic
2 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
1 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.56%) Adobe
2 1 (5.56%) Cognos
2 1 (5.56%) EMC
2 1 (5.56%) Hitachi
2 1 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Imperva
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto
2 1 (5.56%) Snow
2 1 (5.56%) Splunk
2 1 (5.56%) Sun
2 1 (5.56%) Sybase
2 1 (5.56%) Symantec
2 1 (5.56%) Veritas
2 1 (5.56%) VMware