Period
to 19 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 54 46
Rank change year-on-year -18 -8 +22
Contract jobs citing IBM 23 37 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.69% 2.99% 4.32%
As % of the Vendors category 4.02% 6.92% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 56
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £315
90th Percentile £475 £525 £594
North West median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.50 - -
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% -54.65% +114.84%

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 572 535 879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 42.09% 43.28% 46.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 356 558
Cheshire median daily rate £380 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.94% -8.82% +6.12%
10th Percentile £231 £238 £280
90th Percentile £538 £525 £553
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 51 27
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.43 £15.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.53% -10.93% +6.79%
10th Percentile £11.23 £10.61 £10.60
90th Percentile £42.50 £45.00 £29.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -11.11% +2.86%

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 July 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 July 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
Knutsford -7 5 £375 -6.25%
Chester -9 5 £400 -11.11% 1
Warrington -1 3 £450 +20.00%
Wilmslow - 1 £500 -
IBM
North West

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 10 (43.48%) Unix
2 8 (34.78%) Finance
3 7 (30.43%) JIRA
3 7 (30.43%) Windows
3 7 (30.43%) Red Hat
3 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (26.09%) PaaS
4 6 (26.09%) Confluence
4 6 (26.09%) Linux
4 6 (26.09%) Migration
5 5 (21.74%) Kanban
5 5 (21.74%) Scrum
5 5 (21.74%) Python
5 5 (21.74%) SQL
5 5 (21.74%) Web Services
5 5 (21.74%) Middleware
5 5 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
6 4 (17.39%) Splunk
6 4 (17.39%) SIEM
6 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
6 4 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (17.39%) Java
6 4 (17.39%) Apache
6 4 (17.39%) Tomcat
6 4 (17.39%) JBoss
6 4 (17.39%) ITIL
6 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (13.04%) Clustering
7 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development

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 6 (26.09%) Confluence
2 4 (17.39%) Apache
2 4 (17.39%) JBoss
2 4 (17.39%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.70%) CICS
3 2 (8.70%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.35%) IBM Domino
4 1 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) HipChat
2 1 (4.35%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) PaaS
2 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (13.04%) OpenShift
3 2 (8.70%) GitHub
3 2 (8.70%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) DMZ
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) FTP
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) Network Security
2 1 (4.35%) SAN
2 1 (4.35%) Skype
2 1 (4.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Big Data
1 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (13.04%) DataStage
1 3 (13.04%) Hadoop
1 3 (13.04%) IBM InfoSphere
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) JIRA
2 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
3 3 (13.04%) ER Studio
4 2 (8.70%) GitLab
4 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.70%) MSI
4 2 (8.70%) Toad
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Law
3 1 (4.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Middleware Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Security Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) COBOL Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Designer
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Lead Designer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Middleware Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) TM1 Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Backup Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) DataStage Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Technician
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Middleware
1 5 (21.74%) Web Services
2 3 (13.04%) Anaconda
2 3 (13.04%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (13.04%) JSON
2 3 (13.04%) XML
3 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 2 (8.70%) OAuth
3 2 (8.70%) REST
3 2 (8.70%) SAML
4 1 (4.35%) Ajax
4 1 (4.35%) ISPF
4 1 (4.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Clustering
2 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.70%) Data Structures
3 2 (8.70%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (8.70%) VSAM
4 1 (4.35%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Unix
2 7 (30.43%) Windows
3 6 (26.09%) Linux
4 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.70%) AIX
6 1 (4.35%) Solaris
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (4.35%) Windows NT
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Migration
2 5 (21.74%) Kanban
2 5 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (21.74%) Scrum
3 4 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) SIEM
3 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) Behavioural Analytics
4 3 (13.04%) Case Management
4 3 (13.04%) Coaching
4 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
4 3 (13.04%) Dimensional Modelling
4 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
4 3 (13.04%) Process Improvement
4 3 (13.04%) Product Management
4 3 (13.04%) SDLC
4 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
4 3 (13.04%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Python
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
2 4 (17.39%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) JCL
3 3 (13.04%) Ruby
4 2 (8.70%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) COBOL
4 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.35%) Go
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) CCNA
3 1 (4.35%) CCNP
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) CISM
3 1 (4.35%) CISSP
3 1 (4.35%) HP ASE
3 1 (4.35%) IBM Certification
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.35%) MCITP
3 1 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
1 3 (13.04%) Docker
1 3 (13.04%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (8.70%) VirtualBox
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) Firmware
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Kubernetes
1 3 (13.04%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.35%) Netcool
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Red Hat
2 4 (17.39%) Splunk
3 3 (13.04%) Atlassian
3 3 (13.04%) Cloudera
3 3 (13.04%) McAfee
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) ServiceNow
3 3 (13.04%) Symantec
4 2 (8.70%) Blue Coat
4 2 (8.70%) Cognos
4 2 (8.70%) EMC
4 2 (8.70%) Google
4 2 (8.70%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) Infoblox
4 2 (8.70%) VMware
5 1 (4.35%) Dell
5 1 (4.35%) Hitachi
5 1 (4.35%) Imperva
5 1 (4.35%) NetApp
5 1 (4.35%) ProCurve