The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 28 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 28 12
Rank change year-on-year -15 -16  
Contract jobs citing IBM 3 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.88% 4.22% 7.14%
As % of the Vendors category 2.38% 8.09% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 15
Median daily rate - £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.92%  
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 Merseyside.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 126 173 207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 37.17% 52.11% 54.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 83 74
Median daily rate £363 £385 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.84% +24.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £275 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 8
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.72% -14.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.15 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.04 £14.34 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.51%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in Merseyside

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in Merseyside

IBM
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 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
Liverpool -11 1 - - 2
IBM
North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for IBM.

1 3 (30.00%) JBoss
1 3 (30.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (30.00%) SAS
1 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (30.00%) HTTP
1 3 (30.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (20.00%) Big Data
2 2 (20.00%) Data Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Replication
2 2 (20.00%) Teradata
2 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) SoftLayer
2 2 (20.00%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) COBOL
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (10.00%) AirWatch
3 1 (10.00%) BYOD
3 1 (10.00%) J2EE
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 3 (30.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 3 (30.00%) JBoss
1 3 (30.00%) SAS
1 3 (30.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (10.00%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) IBM Cloud
1 2 (20.00%) SoftLayer
2 1 (10.00%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (20.00%) Big Data
1 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (10.00%) Base SAS
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Architect
1 2 (20.00%) Data Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Campaign Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Solaris Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Solaris Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Storage Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Storage Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) J2EE
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) BYOD
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Solaris
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Data Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Customer Insight
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) COBOL
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) AirWatch
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Teradata
2 1 (10.00%) Chordiant
2 1 (10.00%) EMC
2 1 (10.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Veritas
2 1 (10.00%) VMware