The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 22 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 West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 44 68
Rank change year-on-year -5 +24  
Contract jobs citing IBM 96 145 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.28% 3.77% 2.40%
As % of the Vendors category 7.28% 8.31% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 96 58
Median daily rate £425 £413 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +2.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £325 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £556 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £401
% change year-on-year - -0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £19.50 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.65% -  
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 West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1318 1744 1686
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 44.97% 45.38% 45.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 1028 833
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 57 113
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.20 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.64% +9.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 West

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in the North West

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in the North West over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in the North West

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in the North West

IBM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Lancashire +26 48 £425 +25.92%
Cheshire +5 24 £450 +7.14% 7
Manchester -37 15 £375 -9.09% 7
Merseyside -16 2 - - 4
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 West region with a requirement for IBM.

1 55 (32.54%) Windows
2 54 (31.95%) Unix
3 53 (31.36%) Linux
4 48 (28.40%) Migration
5 42 (24.85%) Security Cleared
6 40 (23.67%) Finance
7 39 (23.08%) Data Centre
8 38 (22.49%) SC Cleared
9 33 (19.53%) Middleware
10 32 (18.93%) Mainframe
11 28 (16.57%) WebSphere
12 27 (15.98%) AIX
13 26 (15.38%) Java
14 21 (12.43%) TCP/IP
15 20 (11.83%) Firewall
16 19 (11.24%) VMware
16 19 (11.24%) DNS
16 19 (11.24%) LAN
16 19 (11.24%) WAN
16 19 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (10.65%) LogRhythm
17 18 (10.65%) QRadar
17 18 (10.65%) Splunk
17 18 (10.65%) Vulnerability Management
17 18 (10.65%) Network Monitoring
17 18 (10.65%) Solaris
17 18 (10.65%) DB2
17 18 (10.65%) HTTP
17 18 (10.65%) Banking
17 18 (10.65%) Retail

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 28 (16.57%) WebSphere
2 13 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (5.92%) SAS
4 9 (5.33%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.73%) Apache
6 7 (4.14%) IIS
6 7 (4.14%) JBoss
7 5 (2.96%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (2.37%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (2.37%) Jetty
8 4 (2.37%) Mongrel
8 4 (2.37%) MS Exchange
8 4 (2.37%) nginx
8 4 (2.37%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.78%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.18%) CICS
10 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.59%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.59%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Cognos TM1
1 3 (1.78%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.59%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.59%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.59%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.14%) IBM Cloud
3 6 (3.55%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.96%) PaaS
5 4 (2.37%) Bluemix
5 4 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.37%) Google App Engine
5 4 (2.37%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.37%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.78%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.78%) SoftLayer
6 3 (1.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.59%) G Suite
8 1 (0.59%) IaaS
8 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.59%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.43%) TCP/IP
2 20 (11.83%) Firewall
3 19 (11.24%) DNS
3 19 (11.24%) LAN
3 19 (11.24%) WAN
4 18 (10.65%) HTTP
5 17 (10.06%) VoIP
5 17 (10.06%) VPN
6 15 (8.88%) SSL
7 12 (7.10%) FTP
8 10 (5.92%) NAS
9 8 (4.73%) SAN
10 7 (4.14%) DHCP
11 5 (2.96%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (2.96%) VLAN
12 4 (2.37%) IPsec
12 4 (2.37%) PuTTY
12 4 (2.37%) SSH
12 4 (2.37%) tcpdump
12 4 (2.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.65%) DB2
2 10 (5.92%) Redis
3 9 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (5.33%) SQL Server
4 8 (4.73%) MySQL
5 6 (3.55%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.55%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.37%) DataStage
6 4 (2.37%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (1.78%) Big Data
7 3 (1.78%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (1.18%) SAP HANA
8 2 (1.18%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (3.55%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.37%) Travis CI
3 3 (1.78%) ERwin
3 3 (1.78%) JIRA
4 2 (1.18%) JUnit
4 2 (1.18%) Selenium
4 2 (1.18%) Subversion
5 1 (0.59%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle APEX
General
1 40 (23.67%) Finance
2 18 (10.65%) Banking
2 18 (10.65%) Retail
3 4 (2.37%) Investment Banking
3 4 (2.37%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.18%) Local Government
4 2 (1.18%) Marketing
5 1 (0.59%) Electronics
5 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.59%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 21 (12.43%) Developer
2 20 (11.83%) Analyst
3 19 (11.24%) Architect
4 9 (5.33%) Consultant
4 9 (5.33%) Java Developer
5 7 (4.14%) Data Analyst
5 7 (4.14%) Security Analyst
5 7 (4.14%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (4.14%) Storage Specialist
5 7 (4.14%) Technical Specialist
6 6 (3.55%) Administrator
6 6 (3.55%) Designer
6 6 (3.55%) Project Manager
6 6 (3.55%) Security Specialist
7 5 (2.96%) Senior Developer
7 5 (2.96%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (2.96%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (2.37%) Integration Engineer
8 4 (2.37%) SAP Developer
8 4 (2.37%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (19.53%) Middleware
2 17 (10.06%) Elastic Stack
3 14 (8.28%) J2EE
4 12 (7.10%) Web Services
5 10 (5.92%) XML
6 6 (3.55%) IBM Integration Bus
6 6 (3.55%) JDBC
6 6 (3.55%) JMS
6 6 (3.55%) RESTful
6 6 (3.55%) Servlets
7 5 (2.96%) .NET
8 4 (2.37%) EDIFACT
8 4 (2.37%) ODBC
8 4 (2.37%) Spring
8 4 (2.37%) X-Windows
9 3 (1.78%) CSS
9 3 (1.78%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.78%) HTML
9 3 (1.78%) SOAP
9 3 (1.78%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 32 (18.93%) Mainframe
3 19 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.51%) IBM Mainframe
5 8 (4.73%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.14%) Cyber Attack
7 6 (3.55%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (2.96%) Replication
9 4 (2.37%) Clustering
9 4 (2.37%) DataPower
9 4 (2.37%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (2.37%) PKI
10 2 (1.18%) Blog
10 2 (1.18%) Cloud Native
10 2 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.18%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.18%) Tandem
11 1 (0.59%) AS400
11 1 (0.59%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 55 (32.54%) Windows
2 54 (31.95%) Unix
3 53 (31.36%) Linux
4 27 (15.98%) AIX
5 18 (10.65%) Solaris
6 17 (10.06%) HPUX
7 14 (8.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.18%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.59%) NetWare
9 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.59%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (28.40%) Migration
2 18 (10.65%) Network Monitoring
2 18 (10.65%) Vulnerability Management
3 17 (10.06%) Cybersecurity
3 17 (10.06%) Patch Management
3 17 (10.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 16 (9.47%) ITIL
5 15 (8.88%) Open Source
6 14 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (7.69%) DevOps
7 13 (7.69%) Information Security
7 13 (7.69%) SIEM
8 12 (7.10%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (7.10%) Security Operations
9 11 (6.51%) Case Management
10 10 (5.92%) Data Modelling
11 9 (5.33%) Asset Management
11 9 (5.33%) Network Design
12 8 (4.73%) Configuration Management
12 8 (4.73%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.38%) Java
2 16 (9.47%) SQL
3 11 (6.51%) Shell Script
4 9 (5.33%) Perl
5 8 (4.73%) JCL
6 6 (3.55%) Python
7 5 (2.96%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.37%) ActionScript
8 4 (2.37%) ActionScript 2.0
8 4 (2.37%) ActionScript 3.0
9 3 (1.78%) COBOL
10 2 (1.18%) C
10 2 (1.18%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.59%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.59%) Jython
11 1 (0.59%) R
11 1 (0.59%) REXX
11 1 (0.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 42 (24.85%) Security Cleared
2 38 (22.49%) SC Cleared
3 17 (10.06%) CISSP
3 17 (10.06%) SANS
3 17 (10.06%) SSCP
4 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.59%) Degree
5 1 (0.59%) MCP
5 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.59%) OCMJD
5 1 (0.59%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.59%) OCPJWCD
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.59%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.96%) SLA
2 4 (2.37%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (10.06%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.96%) vSphere
4 4 (2.37%) Xen
5 3 (1.78%) XenApp
6 2 (1.18%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.59%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.59%) Firmware
7 1 (0.59%) NFS
7 1 (0.59%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.59%) RACF
7 1 (0.59%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (10.65%) QRadar
2 14 (8.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 10 (5.92%) Kibana
3 10 (5.92%) logstash
3 10 (5.92%) Puppet
4 8 (4.73%) SCOM
5 7 (4.14%) IBM BigFix
5 7 (4.14%) Netcool
6 6 (3.55%) Ansible
7 5 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.37%) RSA enVision
8 4 (2.37%) Salt
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (1.18%) SCCM
9 2 (1.18%) Terraform
10 1 (0.59%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.59%) CA Endevor
10 1 (0.59%) CA Wily
10 1 (0.59%) OpenView
10 1 (0.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (11.24%) VMware
2 18 (10.65%) LogRhythm
2 18 (10.65%) Splunk
3 17 (10.06%) Apple
3 17 (10.06%) Oracle
4 14 (8.28%) HP
4 14 (8.28%) Microsoft
4 14 (8.28%) NetApp
5 8 (4.73%) CA
5 8 (4.73%) Citrix
6 7 (4.14%) SAP
6 7 (4.14%) ServiceNow
7 6 (3.55%) Google
8 4 (2.37%) Axway
8 4 (2.37%) IBM Sterling
9 3 (1.78%) Cisco
9 3 (1.78%) Cognos
9 3 (1.78%) CommVault
9 3 (1.78%) Embarcadero
9 3 (1.78%) EMC
Knutsford, Cheshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £380 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago