Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 72 75
Rank change year-on-year +28 +3 +12
Contract jobs citing IBM 58 98 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.75% 3.66% 2.26%
As % of the Vendors category 10.27% 6.33% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 61 20
North East median daily rate £350 £320 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -0.39% +31.12%
10th Percentile £300 £225 £288
90th Percentile £458 £415 £510
England median daily rate £450 £438 £430
% change year-on-year +2.86% +1.74% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 6
North East median hourly rate - £36.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
England median hourly rate £24.00 £36.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year -33.33% +14.50% +46.23%

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 the North East.

All Vendors
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 565 1547 839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 46.24% 57.72% 41.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 1022 451
North East median daily rate £365 £330 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.61% -8.33% +2.86%
10th Percentile £257 £213 £231
90th Percentile £550 £500 £563
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 119 72
North East median hourly rate £13.50 £27.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +27.06% +14.86%
10th Percentile £8.96 £10.94 £11.29
90th Percentile £47.53 £36.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in the North East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Tyne and Wear +20 45 £350 +9.38%
Durham +14 10 £300 -
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 37 (63.79%) Linux
2 36 (62.07%) AIX
2 36 (62.07%) HP
3 24 (41.38%) Oracle
4 22 (37.93%) Security Cleared
5 20 (34.48%) Puppet
5 20 (34.48%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (34.48%) Unix
5 20 (34.48%) Windows
5 20 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (32.76%) OO
6 19 (32.76%) Red Hat
6 19 (32.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (31.03%) DevOps
7 18 (31.03%) SAN
7 18 (31.03%) EMC
7 18 (31.03%) Cisco
7 18 (31.03%) Symantec
7 18 (31.03%) Solaris
7 18 (31.03%) NetBackup
7 18 (31.03%) Backup Exec
7 18 (31.03%) Brocade
7 18 (31.03%) EMC NetWorker
7 18 (31.03%) SC Cleared
8 17 (29.31%) HP Data Protector
8 17 (29.31%) WebSphere
8 17 (29.31%) Replication
8 17 (29.31%) WebLogic
8 17 (29.31%) Veritas
8 17 (29.31%) Veeam

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 17 (29.31%) WebLogic
1 17 (29.31%) WebSphere
2 14 (24.14%) JBoss
3 13 (22.41%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (10.34%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (6.90%) FileNet
6 2 (3.45%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.72%) Apache
7 1 (1.72%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 13 (22.41%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 9 (15.52%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.72%) DigitalOcean
1 1 (1.72%) IBM Blueworks
1 1 (1.72%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.03%) SAN
2 17 (29.31%) Fibre Channel
3 8 (13.79%) X.21
4 6 (10.34%) LDAP
5 5 (8.62%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (8.62%) Network Security
5 5 (8.62%) SSL
6 1 (1.72%) DNS
6 1 (1.72%) Firewall
6 1 (1.72%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.72%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.72%) SMS
6 1 (1.72%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.17%) DataStage
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.45%) IBM PureData
5 1 (1.72%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.72%) MySQL
5 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.72%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.72%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (1.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (27.59%) Backup Engineer
2 15 (25.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (15.52%) Cloud Engineer
3 9 (15.52%) Storage and Backup Engineer
3 9 (15.52%) Storage Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 6 (10.34%) AIX Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Data Manager
6 5 (8.62%) Data Migration Manager
6 5 (8.62%) Migration Manager
7 4 (6.90%) Administrator
7 4 (6.90%) Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Maximo Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Lotus Notes Administrator
9 2 (3.45%) NetBackup Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.41%) Software Packaging
1 13 (22.41%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (6.90%) XML
3 3 (5.17%) JMS
4 2 (3.45%) Flash
5 1 (1.72%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.72%) JSON
5 1 (1.72%) LAMP
5 1 (1.72%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.72%) Middleware
5 1 (1.72%) REST
5 1 (1.72%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.31%) Replication
2 15 (25.86%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (18.97%) Private Cloud
4 7 (12.07%) HP Storage
5 5 (8.62%) DataPower
6 2 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.72%) CMDB
7 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.72%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (63.79%) Linux
2 36 (62.07%) AIX
3 20 (34.48%) Unix
3 20 (34.48%) Windows
4 19 (32.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (31.03%) Solaris
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (32.76%) OO
3 18 (31.03%) DevOps
4 14 (24.14%) ITIL
5 11 (18.97%) Quality Management
6 10 (17.24%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (17.24%) QMS
7 9 (15.52%) Asset Management
8 8 (13.79%) Migration
9 7 (12.07%) ETL
9 7 (12.07%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (10.34%) Data Migration
10 6 (10.34%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (10.34%) Workflow
11 4 (6.90%) Configuration Management
12 3 (5.17%) Change Control
13 2 (3.45%) Business Analysis
13 2 (3.45%) Problem Management
14 1 (1.72%) Data Analysis
14 1 (1.72%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) SQL
2 9 (15.52%) Java
3 7 (12.07%) Perl
4 1 (1.72%) COBOL
4 1 (1.72%) Jython
4 1 (1.72%) Korn
4 1 (1.72%) PHP
4 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.72%) Python
4 1 (1.72%) Ruby
4 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 18 (31.03%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) Firmware
2 1 (1.72%) NFS
2 1 (1.72%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (34.48%) Opscode Chef
1 20 (34.48%) Puppet
2 18 (31.03%) Backup Exec
2 18 (31.03%) EMC NetWorker
2 18 (31.03%) NetBackup
3 17 (29.31%) HP Data Protector
3 17 (29.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 14 (24.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (8.62%) Forum Sentry
6 1 (1.72%) Ansible
6 1 (1.72%) Nagios
6 1 (1.72%) OpenNMS
6 1 (1.72%) PureDisk
6 1 (1.72%) Simpana
6 1 (1.72%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.72%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 36 (62.07%) HP
2 24 (41.38%) Oracle
3 19 (32.76%) Red Hat
4 18 (31.03%) Brocade
4 18 (31.03%) Cisco
4 18 (31.03%) EMC
4 18 (31.03%) Symantec
5 17 (29.31%) Veeam
5 17 (29.31%) Veritas
6 13 (22.41%) Axway
6 13 (22.41%) Informatica
6 13 (22.41%) Siebel
7 5 (8.62%) Sun
8 2 (3.45%) Lotus
8 2 (3.45%) Netezza
8 2 (3.45%) Wyse
9 1 (1.72%) arcserve
9 1 (1.72%) Google
9 1 (1.72%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.72%) VMware