Period
to 2 April 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 2 April 2020 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 > Manchester
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 105 109 113
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4 -26
Contract jobs citing IBM 13 37 34
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 0.62% 1.28% 1.16%
As % of the Vendors category 1.48% 3.31% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 23 21
Median daily rate £400 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £363 £413 £350
90th Percentile £500 £850 £519
North West median daily rate £520 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +15.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
North West median hourly rate - £38.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +83.33% +20.00%

IBM is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Manchester.

All Vendors
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 876 1,119 1,183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 41.62% 38.60% 40.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 723 726
Median daily rate £408 £405 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% - +1.25%
10th Percentile £180 £238 £225
90th Percentile £588 £600 £593
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 47 70
Median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +13.43% +23.21%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.86 £11.97
90th Percentile £38.05 £32.01 £38.75
Median hourly rate £24.20 £23.84 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.51% +58.90% -8.20%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing IBM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in Manchester

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IBM in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for IBM in Manchester

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IBM in Manchester over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for IBM in Manchester

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IBM in Manchester.

Hourly rate trend for IBM in Manchester

IBM
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 2 April 2020. 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
Bolton - 3 £400 -
IBM
North West

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for IBM.

1 7 (53.85%) Oracle
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
3 5 (38.46%) Firewall
3 5 (38.46%) Azure
3 5 (38.46%) AppDynamics
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 5 (38.46%) IBM UrbanCode
4 4 (30.77%) Unix
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) AWS
5 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
5 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
5 3 (23.08%) SCOM
5 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Cloud Operations
5 3 (23.08%) Private Cloud
5 3 (23.08%) Dynatrace
5 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
6 2 (15.38%) Confluence
6 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
6 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
6 2 (15.38%) Puppet
6 2 (15.38%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (15.38%) OpenShift
6 2 (15.38%) New Relic

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (15.38%) Apache
1 2 (15.38%) Confluence
1 2 (15.38%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (15.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (7.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Azure
2 3 (23.08%) AWS
3 2 (15.38%) Datadog
3 2 (15.38%) IaaS
3 2 (15.38%) OpenShift
3 2 (15.38%) PaaS
3 2 (15.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) DB2
2 2 (15.38%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) IBM UrbanCode
2 2 (15.38%) Artifactory
2 2 (15.38%) Bitbucket
2 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (15.38%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (15.38%) TeamCity
2 2 (15.38%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Cloud Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Applications Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) BPM Developer
4 2 (15.38%) ETL Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Cognos BI Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Cognos Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Database Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) DBA
5 1 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Private Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 4 (30.77%) Unix
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Ubuntu
4 2 (15.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Cloud Operations
1 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
1 3 (23.08%) Migration
1 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Analytics
2 2 (15.38%) BPMN
2 2 (15.38%) Change Control
2 2 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (15.38%) Data Transformation
2 2 (15.38%) Data Validation
2 2 (15.38%) ETL
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Automation
2 2 (15.38%) Kanban
2 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
2 2 (15.38%) Validation
2 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
3 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
4 2 (15.38%) ActionScript
4 2 (15.38%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCOM
2 2 (15.38%) Ansible
2 2 (15.38%) Kubernetes
2 2 (15.38%) Nagios
2 2 (15.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) AppDynamics
3 3 (23.08%) Dynatrace
3 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) BMC
4 2 (15.38%) Google
4 2 (15.38%) IBM Sterling
4 2 (15.38%) Micro Focus
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) New Relic
4 2 (15.38%) OpenText
4 2 (15.38%) Remedy
4 2 (15.38%) SAP
4 2 (15.38%) Splunk
5 1 (7.69%) Cognos
5 1 (7.69%) Netezza