The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 33 39 21
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -18
Contract jobs citing IBM 12 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.02% 0.92% 4.18%
As % of the Vendors category 6.32% 2.48% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Average daily rate
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£356 £256 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.73% -21.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £416 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.50% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £20.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+41.25% -24.52%
IBM
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
190 121 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 47.74% 37.23% 53.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 56 65
Average daily rate £400 £275 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -8.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £29.75 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.30% +61.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.96 £33.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Lancashire region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

IBM
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 5 £417 -
Lytham St Annes - 3 £415 -
Accrington - - - -
Blackburn - - - -
Chorley - - - -
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM.

1 15 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 12 (48.00%) UNIX
3 11 (44.00%) DB2
3 11 (44.00%) PL/1
3 11 (44.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 10 (40.00%) Syncsort
4 10 (40.00%) SQL
4 10 (40.00%) Oracle
5 9 (36.00%) XML
5 9 (36.00%) IMS/DB
6 8 (32.00%) Aquila
6 8 (32.00%) Release Management
6 8 (32.00%) CA Endevor
6 8 (32.00%) JCL
7 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (24.00%) WebSphere
8 6 (24.00%) Finance
9 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 5 (20.00%) Windows
9 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 4 (16.00%) .NET
10 4 (16.00%) C#
10 4 (16.00%) Linux
10 4 (16.00%) MQSeries
10 4 (16.00%) jQuery
10 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
10 4 (16.00%) MVC
10 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
10 4 (16.00%) Puppet
10 4 (16.00%) Entity Framework

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (24.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (16.00%) MQSeries
3 3 (12.00%) OpenStack
3 3 (12.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (4.00%) SAS
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle 9iAS
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (12.00%) PaaS
1 3 (12.00%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) DB2
2 9 (36.00%) IMS/DB
3 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.00%) Maven
1 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.00%) Rational Application Developer
1 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.00%) General Ledger
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Developer
2 10 (40.00%) Mainframe Developer
3 8 (32.00%) IBM Mainframe Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Architect
5 4 (16.00%) Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (12.00%) Applications Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (8.00%) Programmer
8 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Lead Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
8 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Business Architect
8 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 1 (4.00%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Environment Manager
8 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) XML
2 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) jQuery
2 4 (16.00%) Entity Framework
3 3 (12.00%) Middleware
4 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (4.00%) Spring
4 1 (4.00%) Ajax
4 1 (4.00%) Spring Security
4 1 (4.00%) SAML
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (4.00%) J2EE
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.00%) CSS
4 1 (4.00%) JDBC
4 1 (4.00%) JSP
4 1 (4.00%) Struts
4 1 (4.00%) Web Services
4 1 (4.00%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 15 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 11 (44.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Data Integration
4 1 (4.00%) iSeries
4 1 (4.00%) HP Superdome
4 1 (4.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) UNIX
2 5 (20.00%) Windows
3 4 (16.00%) Linux
3 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.00%) Solaris
4 2 (8.00%) AIX
5 1 (4.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Release Management
2 4 (16.00%) MVC
2 4 (16.00%) DevOps
3 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.00%) Project Management
4 2 (8.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) UML
5 1 (4.00%) OO
5 1 (4.00%) RAD
5 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.00%) Validation
5 1 (4.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.00%) Content Management
5 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Requirements Management
5 1 (4.00%) Business Development
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) PL/1
2 10 (40.00%) SQL
3 8 (32.00%) JCL
4 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (16.00%) C#
6 1 (4.00%) COBOL
6 1 (4.00%) Java
6 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) BC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) ISEB
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) CA Endevor
2 4 (16.00%) Puppet
3 3 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (12.00%) Ansible
3 3 (12.00%) Salt
4 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Oracle
1 10 (40.00%) Syncsort
2 8 (32.00%) Aquila
3 3 (12.00%) VMware
4 2 (8.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.00%) Curam
5 1 (4.00%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (4.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) Cognos
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.00%) Sun
5 1 (4.00%) Axway