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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM
England / North West
Rank 60 51 62
Rank change year-on-year -9 +11  
Contract jobs citing IBM 72 135 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.77% 3.53% 2.82%
As % of the Vendors category 6.56% 8.12% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 77 51
Median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £331 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.62% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year +30.43% +1.76%  

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 1097 1663 1614
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 42.19% 43.50% 45.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 913 787
Median daily rate £394 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.56% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 110 85
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -0.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £13.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.33 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 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
Manchester +3 41 £425 +6.25% 4
Cheshire +1 12 £450 +5.88% 6
Merseyside -9 7 £400 +18.51% 2
Lancashire +2 5 £408 +11.03% 1
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for IBM.

1 48 (41.74%) Linux
2 44 (38.26%) Windows
3 37 (32.17%) Unix
4 33 (28.70%) Java
5 27 (23.48%) Finance
6 26 (22.61%) TCP/IP
7 24 (20.87%) WebSphere
7 24 (20.87%) Security Cleared
8 22 (19.13%) Splunk
8 22 (19.13%) LogRhythm
8 22 (19.13%) QRadar
8 22 (19.13%) Migration
9 21 (18.26%) Firewall
9 21 (18.26%) SSCP
9 21 (18.26%) AIX
9 21 (18.26%) SANS
9 21 (18.26%) Vulnerability Management
9 21 (18.26%) Cybersecurity
9 21 (18.26%) Network Monitoring
9 21 (18.26%) SC Cleared
10 20 (17.39%) Patch Management
10 20 (17.39%) Elastic Stack
10 20 (17.39%) LAN
10 20 (17.39%) VoIP
10 20 (17.39%) WAN
10 20 (17.39%) Middleware
10 20 (17.39%) VPN
10 20 (17.39%) CISSP
10 20 (17.39%) Apple
10 20 (17.39%) Vulnerability Assessment

IBM
Top Related 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 24 (20.87%) WebSphere
2 10 (8.70%) IBM HTTP Server
2 10 (8.70%) Tomcat
3 8 (6.96%) JBoss
4 7 (6.09%) Apache
4 7 (6.09%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (5.22%) IIS
6 4 (3.48%) Jetty
6 4 (3.48%) Mongrel
6 4 (3.48%) nginx
6 4 (3.48%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.61%) MS Exchange
7 3 (2.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (2.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.74%) WebLogic Integration
9 1 (0.87%) CICS
9 1 (0.87%) SAS
9 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.87%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.87%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.74%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.87%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.87%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.48%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (3.48%) Google App Engine
2 4 (3.48%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.74%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.87%) G Suite
4 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (22.61%) TCP/IP
2 21 (18.26%) Firewall
3 20 (17.39%) LAN
3 20 (17.39%) VoIP
3 20 (17.39%) VPN
3 20 (17.39%) WAN
4 18 (15.65%) HTTP
5 10 (8.70%) DNS
6 9 (7.83%) SSL
7 8 (6.96%) FTP
8 6 (5.22%) DHCP
8 6 (5.22%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (4.35%) Wireless
10 4 (3.48%) HTTPS
10 4 (3.48%) IPsec
10 4 (3.48%) NAS
11 2 (1.74%) SAN
11 2 (1.74%) SMTP
11 2 (1.74%) SNMP
12 1 (0.87%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.65%) DB2
2 11 (9.57%) Redis
3 8 (6.96%) MySQL
4 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.48%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.48%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.61%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (2.61%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.74%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.87%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.87%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.48%) Travis CI
3 3 (2.61%) Selenium
3 3 (2.61%) Subversion
4 2 (1.74%) ERwin
4 2 (1.74%) JIRA
5 1 (0.87%) JUnit
5 1 (0.87%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
General
1 27 (23.48%) Finance
2 14 (12.17%) Retail
3 4 (3.48%) Banking
4 3 (2.61%) Billing
5 2 (1.74%) Marketing
6 1 (0.87%) Electronics
6 1 (0.87%) Local Government
6 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.87%) Prime Brokerage
6 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (13.91%) Analyst
2 12 (10.43%) Developer
3 10 (8.70%) Consultant
4 8 (6.96%) Architect
4 8 (6.96%) Monitoring Engineer
4 8 (6.96%) Security Analyst
4 8 (6.96%) Security Specialist
5 7 (6.09%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (6.09%) Technical Specialist
6 6 (5.22%) Java Developer
7 5 (4.35%) Designer
7 5 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.35%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.48%) Senior Security Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Storage Specialist
9 3 (2.61%) Administrator
9 3 (2.61%) Data Analyst
9 3 (2.61%) SAP Developer
9 3 (2.61%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.39%) Elastic Stack
1 20 (17.39%) Middleware
2 14 (12.17%) J2EE
2 14 (12.17%) Web Services
3 11 (9.57%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (6.96%) XML
5 7 (6.09%) RESTful
6 6 (5.22%) Regular Expression
7 5 (4.35%) .NET
7 5 (4.35%) JDBC
7 5 (4.35%) JMS
7 5 (4.35%) Servlets
7 5 (4.35%) SOAP
8 4 (3.48%) EDIFACT
8 4 (3.48%) IBM Integration Bus
8 4 (3.48%) ODBC
9 3 (2.61%) REST
10 2 (1.74%) Dojo
10 2 (1.74%) jQuery
10 2 (1.74%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (12.17%) Data Centre
3 11 (9.57%) Management Information System
4 10 (8.70%) Mainframe
5 7 (6.09%) Cyber Attack
6 6 (5.22%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (2.61%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.61%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.74%) Clustering
8 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.87%) Blog
9 1 (0.87%) BYOD
9 1 (0.87%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.87%) DataPower
9 1 (0.87%) Derivative
9 1 (0.87%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.87%) Tandem
9 1 (0.87%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 48 (41.74%) Linux
2 44 (38.26%) Windows
3 37 (32.17%) Unix
4 21 (18.26%) AIX
5 19 (16.52%) Solaris
6 14 (12.17%) HPUX
7 13 (11.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (5.22%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.48%) OS/2
10 1 (0.87%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.13%) Migration
2 21 (18.26%) Cybersecurity
2 21 (18.26%) Network Monitoring
2 21 (18.26%) Vulnerability Management
3 20 (17.39%) Patch Management
3 20 (17.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 18 (15.65%) ITIL
5 15 (13.04%) Open Source
5 15 (13.04%) SIEM
6 13 (11.30%) Security Operations
7 12 (10.43%) Case Management
7 12 (10.43%) Information Security
8 9 (7.83%) Security Monitoring
8 9 (7.83%) Service Management
9 8 (6.96%) Asset Management
9 8 (6.96%) DevOps
10 7 (6.09%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (6.09%) Software Asset Management
11 6 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (5.22%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (28.70%) Java
2 18 (15.65%) Perl
3 15 (13.04%) SQL
4 9 (7.83%) Python
5 6 (5.22%) Bourne shell
5 6 (5.22%) Korn
5 6 (5.22%) PowerShell
5 6 (5.22%) VBScript
6 4 (3.48%) ActionScript
6 4 (3.48%) ActionScript 2.0
6 4 (3.48%) ActionScript 3.0
6 4 (3.48%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.61%) Jython
8 2 (1.74%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.74%) JCL
9 1 (0.87%) COBOL
9 1 (0.87%) REXX
Qualifications
1 24 (20.87%) Security Cleared
2 21 (18.26%) SANS
2 21 (18.26%) SC Cleared
2 21 (18.26%) SSCP
3 20 (17.39%) CISSP
4 6 (5.22%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.74%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.09%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.48%) Xen
4 3 (2.61%) vSphere
4 3 (2.61%) XenApp
5 1 (0.87%) Firmware
5 1 (0.87%) NFS
5 1 (0.87%) RACF
5 1 (0.87%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.87%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.87%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 22 (19.13%) QRadar
2 14 (12.17%) Netcool
2 14 (12.17%) SCOM
3 11 (9.57%) Kibana
3 11 (9.57%) logstash
4 10 (8.70%) Tivoli
5 7 (6.09%) IBM BigFix
6 6 (5.22%) HP SiteScope
7 5 (4.35%) RSA enVision
8 4 (3.48%) Puppet
8 4 (3.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.87%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.87%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.87%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.87%) OpenView
9 1 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.87%) SCCM
9 1 (0.87%) TADDM
9 1 (0.87%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (19.13%) LogRhythm
1 22 (19.13%) Splunk
2 20 (17.39%) Apple
3 17 (14.78%) Oracle
4 15 (13.04%) HP
4 15 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 14 (12.17%) VMware
6 13 (11.30%) CA
7 9 (7.83%) SAP
8 8 (6.96%) NetApp
9 7 (6.09%) ServiceNow
10 6 (5.22%) Google
10 6 (5.22%) Red Hat
11 4 (3.48%) Axway
12 3 (2.61%) Citrix
12 3 (2.61%) CommVault
13 2 (1.74%) Dell
13 2 (1.74%) Embarcadero
13 2 (1.74%) Intel
13 2 (1.74%) Veritas
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + Overtime & Training & On-Call Allowance
Posted: 24 days ago