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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM
North West / Cheshire
Rank 44 37 45
Rank change year-on-year -7 +8  
Contract jobs citing IBM 11 47 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.07% 4.76% 3.00%
As % of the Vendors category 4.89% 10.59% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 26 10
Median daily rate £450 £425 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £400 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £588 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.93% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.25 £28.25
% change year-on-year -11.24% +49.55%  

IBM is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 225 444 395
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 42.37% 44.98% 49.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 232 212
Median daily rate £375 £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -4.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £274 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 27 23
Median hourly rate £15.08 £17.00 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.32% -6.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £35.00 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year -17.50% +16.89%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing IBM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +20 3 £470 -21.66% 2
Knutsford +4 3 £345 -18.82% 2
Chester +1 1 £450 +7.78%
Macclesfield - 1 £450 - 1
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Perl
2 6 (40.00%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) AIX
3 5 (33.33%) Middleware
3 5 (33.33%) Mainframe
4 4 (26.67%) Netcool
4 4 (26.67%) CA
4 4 (26.67%) HPUX
4 4 (26.67%) Solaris
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle
4 4 (26.67%) Migration
4 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
4 4 (26.67%) SCOM
4 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Asset Management
4 4 (26.67%) ServiceNow
4 4 (26.67%) Software Asset Management
4 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (26.67%) IBM BigFix
4 4 (26.67%) Windows
5 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (20.00%) DB2
6 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
6 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) Unix
6 2 (13.33%) XML
6 2 (13.33%) SOA

IBM
Top Related 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 (13.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) CICS
2 1 (6.67%) GlassFish
2 1 (6.67%) JBoss
2 1 (6.67%) SAS
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.67%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (6.67%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (6.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.67%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (6.67%) SAP MDG
2 1 (6.67%) SAP MDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DMZ
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.67%) Apache Hive
3 1 (6.67%) Big Data
3 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.67%) MySQL
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (6.67%) PowerCenter
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) SAP HANA
3 1 (6.67%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle APEX
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Local Government
3 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (6.67%) Prime Brokerage
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (13.33%) Architect
1 2 (13.33%) Consultant
1 2 (13.33%) Developer
1 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Management Engineer
1 2 (13.33%) Monitoring Engineer
1 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
2 1 (6.67%) Administrator
2 1 (6.67%) AIX Administrator
2 1 (6.67%) Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Build Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Cognos Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) DBA
2 1 (6.67%) Designer
2 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
2 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Middleware
2 2 (13.33%) REST
2 2 (13.33%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) EJB
3 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (6.67%) J2EE
3 1 (6.67%) JMS
3 1 (6.67%) JPA
3 1 (6.67%) JSP
3 1 (6.67%) Servlets
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) Struts
3 1 (6.67%) UIKit
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) WebCenter
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (6.67%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.67%) Clustering
4 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
4 1 (6.67%) DataPower
4 1 (6.67%) Derivative
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (6.67%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) AIX
2 4 (26.67%) HPUX
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Solaris
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Asset Management
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
1 4 (26.67%) Migration
1 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
1 4 (26.67%) Software Asset Management
2 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
2 2 (13.33%) SOA
2 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) AOP
3 1 (6.67%) BPEL
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.67%) Data Management
3 1 (6.67%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (6.67%) MVC
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
1 6 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) JCL
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) REXX
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) RACF
1 1 (6.67%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) IBM BigFix
1 4 (26.67%) Netcool
1 4 (26.67%) SCOM
2 2 (13.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (6.67%) CA Endevor
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (6.67%) TADDM
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) CA
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
1 4 (26.67%) ServiceNow
2 1 (6.67%) Cognos
2 1 (6.67%) Dell
2 1 (6.67%) Google
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Hyperion
2 1 (6.67%) Informatica
2 1 (6.67%) Kofax
2 1 (6.67%) Kony
2 1 (6.67%) NetApp
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Sybase
2 1 (6.67%) Yahoo!