Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 72 70
Rank change year-on-year +21 -2 -11
Contract jobs citing IBM 39 27 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.94% 1.84% 2.19%
As % of the Vendors category 6.85% 4.13% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 26
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +1.74%
10th Percentile £234 £294 £318
90th Percentile £518 £488 £556
North West median daily rate £425 £423 £425
% change year-on-year +0.59% -0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.00 - £19.03
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -49.40% +3.75% -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 569 653 743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 42.94% 44.60% 35.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 437 459
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £252 £263 £249
90th Percentile £625 £538 £575
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 23 39
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -5.77% -1.44%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £9.82
90th Percentile £32.70 £22.20 £34.60
North West median hourly rate £16.10 £18.13 £17.42
% change year-on-year -11.20% +4.05% +8.88%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +19 11 £450 +38.46%
Warrington +22 9 £400 -3.61%
Knutsford -11 4 £346 - 2
Runcorn 0 2 £150 -
Crewe - 1 £265 -
IBM
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 14 (35.90%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (30.77%) Finance
3 11 (28.21%) Banking
4 10 (25.64%) Windows
5 9 (23.08%) ITIL
5 9 (23.08%) Oracle
5 9 (23.08%) Linux
5 9 (23.08%) HP
5 9 (23.08%) Middleware
5 9 (23.08%) Mainframe
6 8 (20.51%) AIX
7 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
7 7 (17.95%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (17.95%) DataStage
7 7 (17.95%) Change Management
8 6 (15.38%) Shell Script
8 6 (15.38%) Unix
9 5 (12.82%) Tivoli
9 5 (12.82%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (12.82%) WebSphere
10 4 (10.26%) IBM Sterling
10 4 (10.26%) Cognos TM1
10 4 (10.26%) Data Analysis
10 4 (10.26%) SAN
10 4 (10.26%) Cognos
10 4 (10.26%) Data Structures
10 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database
10 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
10 4 (10.26%) SDLC
10 4 (10.26%) Presales

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 (12.82%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.13%) FileNet
2 2 (5.13%) JBoss
2 2 (5.13%) SAS
2 2 (5.13%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.56%) CICS
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (5.13%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (5.13%) Amazon S3
1 2 (5.13%) Amazon SQS
1 2 (5.13%) AWS Lambda
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (2.56%) IaaS
2 1 (2.56%) PaaS
2 1 (2.56%) SaaS
2 1 (2.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) SAN
2 3 (7.69%) SSL
3 2 (5.13%) FTP
3 2 (5.13%) NAS
4 1 (2.56%) DHCP
4 1 (2.56%) DNS
4 1 (2.56%) Internet
4 1 (2.56%) VPN
4 1 (2.56%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (17.95%) DataStage
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.69%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) AppScan
1 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.56%) JIRA
1 1 (2.56%) JUnit
1 1 (2.56%) Subversion
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 11 (28.21%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Developer
2 8 (20.51%) Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) DataStage Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Risk Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) TM1 Developer
5 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) FileNet Specialist
5 2 (5.13%) Incident Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Technician
5 2 (5.13%) Middleware Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Security Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Break Fix Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) Middleware
2 2 (5.13%) ISPF
3 1 (2.56%) Ajax
3 1 (2.56%) Apache Axis
3 1 (2.56%) CSS
3 1 (2.56%) DOM
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) ICEfaces
3 1 (2.56%) J2EE
3 1 (2.56%) JAX-RPC
3 1 (2.56%) jQuery
3 1 (2.56%) JSF
3 1 (2.56%) RESTful
3 1 (2.56%) RichFaces
3 1 (2.56%) Servlets
3 1 (2.56%) SOAP
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) WSDL
3 1 (2.56%) XHTML
3 1 (2.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.90%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (23.08%) Mainframe
3 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
3 4 (10.26%) Data Structures
4 2 (5.13%) EMC VNX
4 2 (5.13%) EMC VNXe
4 2 (5.13%) HACMP
5 1 (2.56%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.56%) Replication
5 1 (2.56%) RIA
5 1 (2.56%) VSAM
5 1 (2.56%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) Linux
3 8 (20.51%) AIX
4 6 (15.38%) Unix
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) ITIL
2 7 (17.95%) Change Management
3 4 (10.26%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 4 (10.26%) Data Analysis
3 4 (10.26%) Presales
3 4 (10.26%) SDLC
4 3 (7.69%) Data Modelling
4 3 (7.69%) Dimensional Modelling
4 3 (7.69%) ETL
4 3 (7.69%) Logical Data Model
4 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.13%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.13%) Data Lineage
5 2 (5.13%) Logistics
5 2 (5.13%) Migration
5 2 (5.13%) Privileged Access Management
5 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.13%) Runbook
5 2 (5.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) Shell Script
2 3 (7.69%) JCL
3 2 (5.13%) Java
3 2 (5.13%) SQL
4 1 (2.56%) COBOL
4 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.13%) IBM Certification
3 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) Data Quality
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (7.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.13%) PowerHA
3 2 (5.13%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Tivoli
2 3 (7.69%) SCOM
3 2 (5.13%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.13%) PowerBroker
3 2 (5.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.56%) Ansible
4 1 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) HP Fortify
4 1 (2.56%) Puppet
4 1 (2.56%) SCCM
4 1 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) HP
1 9 (23.08%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) Cognos
2 4 (10.26%) IBM Sterling
3 3 (7.69%) Citrix
3 3 (7.69%) Dell
3 3 (7.69%) EMC
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.69%) VMware
4 2 (5.13%) CyberArk
4 2 (5.13%) EqualLogic
4 2 (5.13%) NetApp
4 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.13%) Veritas
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco
5 1 (2.56%) Perforce
5 1 (2.56%) Remedy
5 1 (2.56%) Symantec