Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 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 > Manchester
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 87 55
Rank change year-on-year -32 -32 +14
Contract jobs citing IBM 37 48 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.18% 1.67% 3.09%
As % of the Vendors category 2.95% 3.76% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 33 67
Manchester median daily rate £375 £390 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -8.24% -
10th Percentile £355 £325 £346
90th Percentile £465 £486 £571
North West median daily rate £400 £425 £423
% change year-on-year -5.88% +0.59% -0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Manchester median hourly rate - £19.50 -
North West median hourly rate - £19.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year - -53.85% +5.63%

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 1,254 1,275 1,517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 39.85% 44.24% 42.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 727 865
Manchester median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +9.59%
10th Percentile £175 £213 £250
90th Percentile £563 £600 £540
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 64 39
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.83 £9.24
90th Percentile £38.75 £23.00 £38.30
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.08 £18.38
% change year-on-year +16.09% -17.96% +11.36%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for IBM in Manchester

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IBM in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in Manchester

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in Manchester over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in Manchester

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 Manchester region with a requirement for IBM.

1 20 (54.05%) Unix
2 18 (48.65%) Java
3 15 (40.54%) Linux
4 12 (32.43%) JCL
5 11 (29.73%) Windows
6 10 (27.03%) zOS
6 10 (27.03%) IBM Sterling
7 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (24.32%) OpenText
7 9 (24.32%) Remedy ITSM
7 9 (24.32%) ActionScript 2.0
7 9 (24.32%) BMC
7 9 (24.32%) HTTPS
7 9 (24.32%) Shell Script
7 9 (24.32%) Remedy
7 9 (24.32%) ActionScript
8 8 (21.62%) SQL
8 8 (21.62%) TDD
8 8 (21.62%) WebSphere
9 7 (18.92%) Spring
9 7 (18.92%) BDD
9 7 (18.92%) JIRA
9 7 (18.92%) E-Commerce
10 6 (16.22%) Python
10 6 (16.22%) iPad
10 6 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (16.22%) Banking
10 6 (16.22%) Scrum
10 6 (16.22%) Node.js
10 6 (16.22%) Jenkins

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 8 (21.62%) WebSphere
2 6 (16.22%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (13.51%) Confluence
4 4 (10.81%) IBM Domino
4 4 (10.81%) IBM Notes
5 3 (8.11%) CICS
5 3 (8.11%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (8.11%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (5.41%) Skype for Business
6 2 (5.41%) WebLogic
6 2 (5.41%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.41%) Office 365
3 1 (2.70%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) HTTPS
2 3 (8.11%) DNS
2 3 (8.11%) HTTP
2 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.41%) SMTP
3 2 (5.41%) SNMP
4 1 (2.70%) DHCP
4 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) JIRA
2 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
3 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
3 5 (13.51%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.41%) Selenium
5 1 (2.70%) Subversion
5 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (16.22%) Banking
2 3 (8.11%) Advertising
3 2 (5.41%) Finance
4 1 (2.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Developer
3 5 (13.51%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Kubernetes Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Administrator
4 4 (10.81%) Applications Support
4 4 (10.81%) Domino Administrator
4 4 (10.81%) Domino Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Lotus Notes Administrator
7 1 (2.70%) Lotus Notes Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) Spring
2 6 (16.22%) Node.js
3 5 (13.51%) React
4 4 (10.81%) J2EE
4 4 (10.81%) Web Services
4 4 (10.81%) XPages
5 3 (8.11%) Middleware
5 3 (8.11%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (8.11%) XML
6 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
6 2 (5.41%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (5.41%) Java EE
6 2 (5.41%) XML Messaging
7 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.70%) CGI
7 1 (2.70%) Flask
7 1 (2.70%) REST
7 1 (2.70%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) iPad
2 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (10.81%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (10.81%) Mainframe
4 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (5.41%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.70%) Robotics
5 1 (2.70%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 20 (54.05%) Unix
2 15 (40.54%) Linux
3 11 (29.73%) Windows
4 10 (27.03%) zOS
5 3 (8.11%) AIX
5 3 (8.11%) Solaris
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.70%) Android
7 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.70%) MVS
7 1 (2.70%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.62%) TDD
3 7 (18.92%) BDD
3 7 (18.92%) E-Commerce
4 6 (16.22%) DevOps
4 6 (16.22%) Scrum
5 5 (13.51%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 5 (13.51%) Microservices
5 5 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (13.51%) SOA
6 4 (10.81%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (8.11%) Web Development
8 2 (5.41%) Change Management
8 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
8 2 (5.41%) ITIL
8 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
8 2 (5.41%) Regression Testing
8 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.41%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (5.41%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) Java
2 12 (32.43%) JCL
3 9 (24.32%) ActionScript
3 9 (24.32%) ActionScript 2.0
3 9 (24.32%) Shell Script
4 8 (21.62%) SQL
5 6 (16.22%) Python
6 5 (13.51%) Groovy
6 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
7 4 (10.81%) LotusScript
8 3 (8.11%) Perl
8 3 (8.11%) PHP
9 2 (5.41%) Jython
9 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.70%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) FATCA
1 1 (2.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Docker
2 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.70%) NFS
3 1 (2.70%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Kubernetes
2 5 (13.51%) Ansible
3 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (5.41%) MaaS360
3 2 (5.41%) WSUS
4 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.70%) Nagios
4 1 (2.70%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.70%) Netcool
4 1 (2.70%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (2.70%) Terraform
4 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) IBM Sterling
2 9 (24.32%) BMC
2 9 (24.32%) OpenText
2 9 (24.32%) Remedy
3 5 (13.51%) Blue Prism
4 4 (10.81%) Lotus
4 4 (10.81%) Oracle
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.41%) VMware
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix
6 1 (2.70%) HP
6 1 (2.70%) IronPort
6 1 (2.70%) Symantec