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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 49 43
Rank change year-on-year -30 -6  
Contract jobs citing IBM 4 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.55% 3.10% 2.47%
As % of the Vendors category 1.14% 7.32% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 21 12
Median daily rate £450 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £270 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £375 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £401
% change year-on-year +0.93% -0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +78.57% -25.66%  

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 350 369 286
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 48.54% 42.41% 44.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 247 143
Median daily rate £393 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -2.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 18
Median hourly rate £14.75 £14.05 £11.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.98% +19.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.08 £10.66 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £17.90 £22.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 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 -29 3 £405 +37.28% 1
Durham - 1 £450 -
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 34 (85.00%) AIX
1 34 (85.00%) Linux
2 33 (82.50%) Unix
3 24 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (55.00%) DevOps
4 22 (55.00%) Red Hat
5 21 (52.50%) HP
5 21 (52.50%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (52.50%) Puppet
6 20 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (50.00%) Windows
6 20 (50.00%) OO
6 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (47.50%) Perl
8 18 (45.00%) SQL
8 18 (45.00%) Java
9 17 (42.50%) Change Control
9 17 (42.50%) Oracle
10 16 (40.00%) Software Packaging
11 15 (37.50%) WebSphere
12 14 (35.00%) WebSphere Application Server
13 13 (32.50%) Configuration Management
14 12 (30.00%) Axway
14 12 (30.00%) WebLogic
14 12 (30.00%) JBoss
14 12 (30.00%) Solaris
14 12 (30.00%) SSL
14 12 (30.00%) PowerShell
14 12 (30.00%) Windows Server
15 11 (27.50%) IBM Operational Decision Manager

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 15 (37.50%) WebSphere
2 14 (35.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 12 (30.00%) JBoss
3 12 (30.00%) WebLogic
4 8 (20.00%) Confluence
5 3 (7.50%) FileNet
5 3 (7.50%) MQSeries
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (2.50%) Apache
6 1 (2.50%) AquaLogic
6 1 (2.50%) IIS
6 1 (2.50%) Jetty
6 1 (2.50%) Mongrel
6 1 (2.50%) nginx
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.50%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (27.50%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (2.50%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) OpenShift
2 2 (5.00%) IaaS
2 2 (5.00%) PaaS
2 2 (5.00%) SaaS
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.50%) Google App Engine
3 1 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.00%) SSL
2 10 (25.00%) LDAP
3 9 (22.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.50%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (5.00%) Network Security
6 1 (2.50%) DHCP
6 1 (2.50%) DNS
6 1 (2.50%) FTP
6 1 (2.50%) HTTP
6 1 (2.50%) IPsec
6 1 (2.50%) SAN
6 1 (2.50%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (10.00%) DB2
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.50%) DataStage
5 1 (2.50%) Ingres
5 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.50%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Git (software)
2 8 (20.00%) JIRA
3 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.50%) Travis CI
4 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Support Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Product Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Products Support Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Administrator
5 3 (7.50%) DBA
5 3 (7.50%) Middleware Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Support Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) DB2 DBA
6 2 (5.00%) Development Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Mainframe Support
6 2 (5.00%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (5.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (40.00%) Software Packaging
2 11 (27.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (10.00%) Middleware
4 3 (7.50%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (5.00%) .NET
5 2 (5.00%) J2EE
6 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.50%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 21 (52.50%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 8 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (7.50%) DataPower
4 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.00%) EFT
6 1 (2.50%) iSeries
6 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (85.00%) AIX
1 34 (85.00%) Linux
2 33 (82.50%) Unix
3 24 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (50.00%) Windows
5 12 (30.00%) Solaris
5 12 (30.00%) Windows Server
6 8 (20.00%) zOS
7 3 (7.50%) OS/390
7 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (5.00%) MVS
9 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) DevOps
2 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (50.00%) OO
3 17 (42.50%) Change Control
4 13 (32.50%) Configuration Management
5 8 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 8 (20.00%) Workflow
6 7 (17.50%) Change Management
7 6 (15.00%) ITIL
8 5 (12.50%) Incident Management
8 5 (12.50%) Quality Management
9 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (7.50%) Open Source
9 3 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
10 2 (5.00%) Data Management
10 2 (5.00%) Migration
10 2 (5.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 2 (5.00%) Resource Management
10 2 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (47.50%) Perl
2 18 (45.00%) Java
2 18 (45.00%) SQL
3 12 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 8 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 8 (20.00%) VB
5 1 (2.50%) C
5 1 (2.50%) C#
5 1 (2.50%) C++
5 1 (2.50%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (7.50%) IBM Certification
5 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) Docker
3 1 (2.50%) Firmware
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (52.50%) Puppet
2 20 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (15.00%) Tivoli
4 5 (12.50%) Control-M
5 3 (7.50%) Forum Sentry
6 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.50%) PureDisk
6 1 (2.50%) Simpana
6 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (55.00%) Red Hat
2 21 (52.50%) HP
3 17 (42.50%) Oracle
4 12 (30.00%) Axway
5 11 (27.50%) Informatica
5 11 (27.50%) Siebel
6 10 (25.00%) Sun
7 8 (20.00%) Atlassian
7 8 (20.00%) CA
7 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.50%) arcserve
8 1 (2.50%) Capita
8 1 (2.50%) CommVault
8 1 (2.50%) EMC
8 1 (2.50%) Google
8 1 (2.50%) Infor
8 1 (2.50%) NetApp
8 1 (2.50%) Symantec
8 1 (2.50%) Veritas
8 1 (2.50%) VMware