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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 31 36 29
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing IBM 17 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.23% 3.02% 2.07%
As % of the Vendors category 9.50% 6.88% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 0
Average daily rate £400 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £408
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% +100.00%
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
179 189 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 44.53% 43.95% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 119 23
Average daily rate £375 £385 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £629
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 10 6
Average hourly rate £39.63 £32.54 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.77% +109.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £22.00 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.92 £63.70 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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
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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Blackpool - 8 £400 - 2
Preston +2 1 - - 1
Skelmersdale - 1 - -
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 10 (40.00%) Oracle
1 10 (40.00%) XML
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 9 (36.00%) RDBMS
2 9 (36.00%) C#
2 9 (36.00%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (36.00%) Relational Database
2 9 (36.00%) Oracle Database
3 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio
3 8 (32.00%) Management Information System
4 6 (24.00%) C++
4 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (20.00%) Requirements Management
5 5 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (20.00%) VC++
5 5 (20.00%) OO
6 4 (16.00%) VB.NET
6 4 (16.00%) .NET
6 4 (16.00%) Java
6 4 (16.00%) UML
6 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (16.00%) JIRA
6 4 (16.00%) SDLC
6 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (12.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (12.00%) Feature Driven Development

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (4.00%) Apache
1 1 (4.00%) CICS
1 1 (4.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (4.00%) JBoss
1 1 (4.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Bluemix
1 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.00%) OpenShift
1 1 (4.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Firewall
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
1 1 (4.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) Oracle Database
1 9 (36.00%) RDBMS
1 9 (36.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (16.00%) JIRA
4 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (12.00%) Selenium
4 3 (12.00%) TestDirector
5 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (4.00%) Banking
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Database Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Java Team Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Support
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) XML
2 4 (16.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Camel
3 1 (4.00%) CSS
3 1 (4.00%) CSS3
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) HTML5
3 1 (4.00%) J2EE
3 1 (4.00%) JDBC
3 1 (4.00%) JSON
3 1 (4.00%) Middleware
3 1 (4.00%) REST
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Clustering
3 1 (4.00%) HACMP
3 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.00%) AIX
3 1 (4.00%) Solaris
3 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) OO
1 5 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 5 (20.00%) Requirements Management
2 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (16.00%) SDLC
2 4 (16.00%) UML
3 3 (12.00%) Benchmarking
3 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (12.00%) DSDM
3 3 (12.00%) Extreme Programming
3 3 (12.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Project Management
3 3 (12.00%) Scrum
3 3 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Test Management
3 3 (12.00%) Unified Process
3 3 (12.00%) Use Case
3 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) C#
2 6 (24.00%) C++
3 5 (20.00%) VC++
4 4 (16.00%) Java
4 4 (16.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.00%) C
5 1 (4.00%) COBOL
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) JCL
5 1 (4.00%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) BC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) GPFS
2 1 (4.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (4.00%) Puppet
2 1 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) Curam
2 3 (12.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco
4 1 (4.00%) Dell
4 1 (4.00%) EMC
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.00%) Sun
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