Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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 West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 75 52
Rank change year-on-year -20 -23 +14
Contract jobs citing IBM 116 172 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.03% 2.51% 2.89%
As % of the Vendors category 4.73% 5.42% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 102 126
North West median daily rate £425 £423 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% -0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £321 £314
90th Percentile £525 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £428
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.34% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.40% +3.75% -51.22%
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 West.

All Vendors
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2450 3173 3520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.91% 46.26% 41.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1474 1887 1938
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £216 £263 £213
90th Percentile £625 £550 £550
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 127 177
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.73 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.30 £46.53
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 West

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 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
Manchester -18 52 £390 -8.24% 8
Cheshire +19 39 £425 +6.25% 6
Lancashire +7 16 £468 +19.11%
Merseyside -20 3 - -
IBM
England

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

1 28 (24.14%) Finance
2 27 (23.28%) Oracle
3 26 (22.41%) Migration
4 25 (21.55%) AIX
5 23 (19.83%) Unix
5 23 (19.83%) WebSphere
6 20 (17.24%) Banking
6 20 (17.24%) Linux
7 19 (16.38%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (16.38%) Middleware
8 17 (14.66%) Mainframe
8 17 (14.66%) DataStage
8 17 (14.66%) Windows
8 17 (14.66%) Data Centre
9 16 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (12.07%) HP
10 14 (12.07%) ITIL
10 14 (12.07%) Change Management
11 13 (11.21%) ETL
11 13 (11.21%) Oracle Database
12 12 (10.34%) SC Cleared
12 12 (10.34%) Security Cleared
13 11 (9.48%) SQL
13 11 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (7.76%) Java
14 9 (7.76%) Solaris
14 9 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (7.76%) Red Hat
14 9 (7.76%) Tivoli
14 9 (7.76%) Active Directory

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 23 (19.83%) WebSphere
2 7 (6.03%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (2.59%) CICS
3 3 (2.59%) JBoss
3 3 (2.59%) SAS
3 3 (2.59%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.72%) FileNet
5 1 (0.86%) Apache
5 1 (0.86%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.86%) Confluence
5 1 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.86%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (4.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.45%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (1.72%) Maximo
2 2 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.86%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.72%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (1.72%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.86%) IaaS
4 1 (0.86%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.86%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.86%) PaaS
4 1 (0.86%) SaaS
4 1 (0.86%) Serverless
4 1 (0.86%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.76%) Firewall
2 8 (6.90%) SAN
3 4 (3.45%) Internet
3 4 (3.45%) WAN
4 3 (2.59%) DNS
4 3 (2.59%) FTP
4 3 (2.59%) SSL
4 3 (2.59%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.59%) VPN
5 2 (1.72%) AMQP
5 2 (1.72%) iSCSI
5 2 (1.72%) LAN
5 2 (1.72%) NAS
5 2 (1.72%) VoIP
6 1 (0.86%) HTTP
6 1 (0.86%) Link 16
6 1 (0.86%) SMTP
6 1 (0.86%) SNMP
6 1 (0.86%) VLAN
6 1 (0.86%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.38%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (14.66%) DataStage
3 13 (11.21%) Oracle Database
4 7 (6.03%) DB2
4 7 (6.03%) IBM InfoSphere
4 7 (6.03%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.59%) MySQL
7 2 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.72%) Redis
8 1 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.86%) Big Data
8 1 (0.86%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.86%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.59%) Bitbucket
2 3 (2.59%) JUnit
3 2 (1.72%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.72%) Gradle
3 2 (1.72%) JIRA
3 2 (1.72%) Maven
3 2 (1.72%) Mockito
3 2 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.72%) Spock
3 2 (1.72%) Subversion
4 1 (0.86%) AppScan
4 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.86%) ERwin
4 1 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.86%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (24.14%) Finance
2 20 (17.24%) Banking
3 3 (2.59%) Retail
4 2 (1.72%) Games
4 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.86%) Avionics
5 1 (0.86%) Back Office
5 1 (0.86%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.86%) Marketing
5 1 (0.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (25.86%) Developer
2 18 (15.52%) Analyst
3 15 (12.93%) Architect
4 10 (8.62%) DataStage Developer
5 8 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (5.17%) Consultant
6 6 (5.17%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.17%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (4.31%) Administrator
7 5 (4.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (4.31%) IT Manager
7 5 (4.31%) Middleware Analyst
7 5 (4.31%) Migration Architect
8 4 (3.45%) Cognos BI Developer
8 4 (3.45%) Cognos Developer
8 4 (3.45%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 4 (3.45%) IT Project Manager
8 4 (3.45%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.45%) Security Analyst
9 3 (2.59%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.38%) Middleware
2 7 (6.03%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (3.45%) Web Services
3 4 (3.45%) XML
3 4 (3.45%) XSLT
4 3 (2.59%) REST
4 3 (2.59%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.72%) Apache Camel
5 2 (1.72%) CSS
5 2 (1.72%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.72%) Grails
5 2 (1.72%) HTML
5 2 (1.72%) ISPF
5 2 (1.72%) J2EE
5 2 (1.72%) JMS
5 2 (1.72%) SOAP
5 2 (1.72%) Spring
5 2 (1.72%) Spring Integration
6 1 (0.86%) .NET
6 1 (0.86%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.66%) Data Centre
1 17 (14.66%) Mainframe
2 16 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.03%) Clustering
3 7 (6.03%) HACMP
4 6 (5.17%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (4.31%) Data Structures
5 5 (4.31%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.72%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (1.72%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.72%) EMC VNXe
6 2 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.72%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.72%) Replication
7 1 (0.86%) AS400
7 1 (0.86%) FMCG
7 1 (0.86%) Life Science
7 1 (0.86%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.86%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 25 (21.55%) AIX
2 23 (19.83%) Unix
3 20 (17.24%) Linux
4 17 (14.66%) Windows
5 9 (7.76%) Solaris
6 5 (4.31%) Windows Server
7 4 (3.45%) HPUX
8 2 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.72%) zOS
9 1 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.86%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.41%) Migration
2 14 (12.07%) Change Management
2 14 (12.07%) ITIL
3 13 (11.21%) ETL
4 11 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (7.76%) Project Management
6 8 (6.90%) High Availability
6 8 (6.90%) Identity Management
7 7 (6.03%) Load Balancing
8 6 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (5.17%) Business Analysis
8 6 (5.17%) Data Modelling
8 6 (5.17%) Service Management
9 5 (4.31%) Asset Management
9 5 (4.31%) Data Analysis
9 5 (4.31%) Data Protection
10 4 (3.45%) Analytics
10 4 (3.45%) Data Migration
10 4 (3.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.48%) SQL
2 9 (7.76%) Java
3 6 (5.17%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.59%) COBOL
4 3 (2.59%) JCL
5 2 (1.72%) Groovy
5 2 (1.72%) XPath
6 1 (0.86%) ActionScript
6 1 (0.86%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.86%) Jython
6 1 (0.86%) Perl
6 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 12 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.31%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.59%) Degree
3 3 (2.59%) IBM Certification
4 2 (1.72%) CISSP
4 2 (1.72%) SANS
4 2 (1.72%) SSCP
5 1 (0.86%) APMP
5 1 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.59%) Data Quality
1 3 (2.59%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.45%) PowerHA
3 4 (3.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (2.59%) Docker
4 3 (2.59%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.59%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (1.72%) GPFS
5 2 (1.72%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.86%) NFS
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (7.76%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.59%) FlexNet
2 3 (2.59%) IBM BigFix
2 3 (2.59%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.59%) PowerBroker
2 3 (2.59%) SCOM
2 3 (2.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.72%) Ansible
3 2 (1.72%) Kibana
3 2 (1.72%) logstash
3 2 (1.72%) Puppet
3 2 (1.72%) QRadar
4 1 (0.86%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.86%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.86%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.86%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.86%) Salt
4 1 (0.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (23.28%) Oracle
2 14 (12.07%) HP
3 9 (7.76%) Red Hat
4 8 (6.90%) Cognos
5 7 (6.03%) IBM Sterling
6 6 (5.17%) VMware
7 5 (4.31%) Capita
7 5 (4.31%) Microsoft
8 4 (3.45%) EMC
9 3 (2.59%) Citrix
9 3 (2.59%) CyberArk
9 3 (2.59%) Dell
9 3 (2.59%) NetApp
9 3 (2.59%) Snow
9 3 (2.59%) Veritas
10 2 (1.72%) EqualLogic
10 2 (1.72%) LogRhythm
10 2 (1.72%) Splunk
10 2 (1.72%) Symantec
10 2 (1.72%) Teradata