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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 38 52
Rank change year-on-year +5 +14  
Contract jobs citing IBM 24 43 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.77% 4.64% 2.73%
As % of the Vendors category 8.33% 9.71% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 31 16
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £407
% change year-on-year - -1.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £28.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.94% -24.00%  

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 288 443 406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 45.21% 47.79% 42.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 308 220
Median daily rate £388 £425 £427
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% -0.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £317 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 4 27
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £16.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.09% +28.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.14 £15.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.50 £26.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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
Chester +13 9 £450 +18.03%
Warrington +4 2 £375 -33.77% 1
Knutsford +2 1 £400 +14.28% 1
IBM
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 15 (40.54%) Mainframe
1 15 (40.54%) Finance
2 14 (37.84%) Windows
3 12 (32.43%) Unix
3 12 (32.43%) Middleware
3 12 (32.43%) Banking
4 11 (29.73%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (27.03%) AIX
5 10 (27.03%) Linux
6 9 (24.32%) Shell Script
7 8 (21.62%) Java
7 8 (21.62%) Oracle
8 6 (16.22%) JCL
8 6 (16.22%) Perl
8 6 (16.22%) SSL
8 6 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
9 5 (13.51%) HTTP
9 5 (13.51%) SQL
9 5 (13.51%) CA
9 5 (13.51%) SAN
10 4 (10.81%) DataStage
10 4 (10.81%) Netcool
10 4 (10.81%) X-Windows
10 4 (10.81%) Risk Management
10 4 (10.81%) Migration
10 4 (10.81%) PL/SQL
10 4 (10.81%) DB2
10 4 (10.81%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (10.81%) HPUX

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 4 (10.81%) SAS
1 4 (10.81%) WebSphere
1 4 (10.81%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (5.41%) Apache
2 2 (5.41%) JBoss
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.70%) CICS
3 1 (2.70%) GlassFish
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.70%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (2.70%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.70%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.70%) SAP MDG
3 1 (2.70%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon S3
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon SQS
1 2 (5.41%) AWS Lambda
1 2 (5.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (2.70%) IaaS
2 1 (2.70%) PaaS
2 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) SSL
2 5 (13.51%) HTTP
2 5 (13.51%) SAN
3 4 (10.81%) FTP
3 4 (10.81%) PuTTY
3 4 (10.81%) SSH
3 4 (10.81%) tcpdump
4 3 (8.11%) NAS
5 2 (5.41%) DMZ
6 1 (2.70%) DNS
6 1 (2.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (10.81%) DataStage
2 4 (10.81%) DB2
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.70%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.70%) Big Data
4 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.70%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.70%) PowerCenter
4 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.70%) SAP HANA
4 1 (2.70%) Spotfire
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.41%) JIRA
1 2 (5.41%) JUnit
1 2 (5.41%) Selenium
1 2 (5.41%) Subversion
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle APEX
General
1 15 (40.54%) Finance
2 12 (32.43%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Local Government
5 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.70%) Prime Brokerage
5 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Developer
2 5 (13.51%) Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Consultant
3 4 (10.81%) Data Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Administrator
4 3 (8.11%) Architect
4 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Risk Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) DBA
5 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Management Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Incident Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Monitoring Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (5.41%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.70%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Java Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) Middleware
2 4 (10.81%) XML
2 4 (10.81%) X-Windows
3 3 (8.11%) J2EE
3 3 (8.11%) SOAP
3 3 (8.11%) Spring
3 3 (8.11%) Web Services
4 2 (5.41%) Hibernate
4 2 (5.41%) JAXB
4 2 (5.41%) JAX-WS
4 2 (5.41%) JDBC
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (5.41%) POJO
4 2 (5.41%) REST
4 2 (5.41%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (5.41%) WSDL
4 2 (5.41%) XSLT
5 1 (2.70%) JSP
5 1 (2.70%) Servlets
5 1 (2.70%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 15 (40.54%) Mainframe
2 11 (29.73%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.81%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (10.81%) PKI
4 3 (8.11%) Clustering
4 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.41%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.70%) DataPower
6 1 (2.70%) Derivative
6 1 (2.70%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.70%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Windows
2 12 (32.43%) Unix
3 10 (27.03%) AIX
3 10 (27.03%) Linux
4 6 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (10.81%) HPUX
5 4 (10.81%) Solaris
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.81%) Asset Management
1 4 (10.81%) Data Analysis
1 4 (10.81%) ITIL
1 4 (10.81%) Migration
1 4 (10.81%) Problem Management
1 4 (10.81%) Risk Management
1 4 (10.81%) Software Asset Management
1 4 (10.81%) Statistics
2 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (8.11%) AOP
2 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (8.11%) Data Lineage
2 3 (8.11%) SOA
2 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (8.11%) TDD
3 2 (5.41%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 2 (5.41%) Data Modelling
3 2 (5.41%) ETL
3 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
3 2 (5.41%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) Shell Script
2 8 (21.62%) Java
3 6 (16.22%) JCL
3 6 (16.22%) Perl
4 5 (13.51%) SQL
5 4 (10.81%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.70%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.70%) COBOL
6 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.70%) Jython
6 1 (2.70%) Python
6 1 (2.70%) R
6 1 (2.70%) REXX
6 1 (2.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) Data Quality
2 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) vSphere
3 1 (2.70%) RACF
3 1 (2.70%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) IBM BigFix
1 4 (10.81%) Netcool
1 4 (10.81%) SCOM
2 2 (5.41%) Ansible
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (5.41%) Puppet
2 2 (5.41%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.70%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.70%) CA Endevor
3 1 (2.70%) CA Wily
3 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Oracle
2 5 (13.51%) CA
3 4 (10.81%) IBM Sterling
3 4 (10.81%) ServiceNow
4 3 (8.11%) Citrix
4 3 (8.11%) Cognos
4 3 (8.11%) HP
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.41%) Kofax
5 2 (5.41%) NetApp
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco
6 1 (2.70%) EMC
6 1 (2.70%) Hyperion
6 1 (2.70%) Informatica
6 1 (2.70%) Kony
6 1 (2.70%) SAP
6 1 (2.70%) Sybase
6 1 (2.70%) Symantec
6 1 (2.70%) VMware
6 1 (2.70%) Yahoo!
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