The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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
England / North East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 57 49
Rank change year-on-year +17 -8  
Contract jobs citing IBM 17 81 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.99% 5.00% 2.92%
As % of the Vendors category 5.82% 8.32% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 54 17
Median daily rate £310 £285 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.77% -0.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £359 £362
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £28.50 -
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 the North East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 292 974 318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 51.41% 60.09% 38.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 1709 437
Median daily rate £340 £285 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £450 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 214 41
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £13.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.78% +104.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £36.00 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.07
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.21%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing IBM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in the North East

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in the North East

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in the North East

IBM
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the North East 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
Tyne and Wear +20 11 £310 +10.22% 8
Durham - 3 £300 - 1
IBM
England

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 North East region with a requirement for IBM.

1 13 (61.90%) Linux
2 11 (52.38%) HP
3 10 (47.62%) AIX
4 9 (42.86%) Windows
4 9 (42.86%) Replication
4 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 8 (38.10%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (38.10%) Veeam
5 8 (38.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 8 (38.10%) Brocade
5 8 (38.10%) EMC NetWorker
5 8 (38.10%) HP Data Protector
5 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
5 8 (38.10%) NetBackup
5 8 (38.10%) Backup Exec
5 8 (38.10%) Cisco
5 8 (38.10%) Veritas
5 8 (38.10%) Symantec
5 8 (38.10%) Solaris
5 8 (38.10%) EMC
5 8 (38.10%) SAN
6 7 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 7 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (28.57%) WebSphere
8 5 (23.81%) ITIL
9 4 (19.05%) Oracle
9 4 (19.05%) Quality Management
9 4 (19.05%) QMS
9 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Migration

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 6 (28.57%) WebSphere
2 3 (14.29%) JBoss
2 3 (14.29%) WebLogic
3 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
3 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (4.76%) Apache
4 1 (4.76%) IIS
4 1 (4.76%) Jetty
4 1 (4.76%) Mongrel
4 1 (4.76%) nginx
4 1 (4.76%) SAS
4 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (4.76%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.76%) Google App Engine
1 1 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) Fibre Channel
1 8 (38.10%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) FTP
2 1 (4.76%) HTTP
2 1 (4.76%) IPsec
2 1 (4.76%) SMS
2 1 (4.76%) SSL
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) DB2
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (4.76%) Travis CI
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Backup Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Storage and Backup Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Storage Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Integration Developer
3 3 (14.29%) WebSphere Developer
3 3 (14.29%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) DB2 DBA
4 2 (9.52%) DBA
4 2 (9.52%) Lotus Notes Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (9.52%) ISPF
2 2 (9.52%) Software Packaging
2 2 (9.52%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) J2EE
3 1 (4.76%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Replication
2 4 (19.05%) HP Storage
3 3 (14.29%) Mainframe
4 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.76%) Clustering
5 1 (4.76%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Linux
2 10 (47.62%) AIX
3 9 (42.86%) Windows
4 8 (38.10%) Solaris
5 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (14.29%) Unix
7 2 (9.52%) MVS
7 2 (9.52%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (23.81%) ITIL
3 4 (19.05%) Migration
3 4 (19.05%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (19.05%) QMS
3 4 (19.05%) Quality Management
3 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 3 (14.29%) DevOps
5 2 (9.52%) Change Control
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (9.52%) OO
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.76%) EAM
6 1 (4.76%) ETL
6 1 (4.76%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
1 2 (9.52%) REXX
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) Backup Exec
1 8 (38.10%) EMC NetWorker
1 8 (38.10%) HP Data Protector
1 8 (38.10%) NetBackup
1 8 (38.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 7 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Puppet
4 2 (9.52%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (4.76%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) HP
2 8 (38.10%) Brocade
2 8 (38.10%) Cisco
2 8 (38.10%) EMC
2 8 (38.10%) Symantec
2 8 (38.10%) Veeam
2 8 (38.10%) Veritas
3 4 (19.05%) Oracle
4 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 2 (9.52%) Axway
5 2 (9.52%) BMC
5 2 (9.52%) CA
5 2 (9.52%) Informatica
5 2 (9.52%) Lotus
5 2 (9.52%) Siebel
5 2 (9.52%) Wyse
6 1 (4.76%) Capita
6 1 (4.76%) Google
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.76%) VMware
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