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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 11 December 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.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 38 35 32
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing IBM 12 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.01% 2.49% 3.17%
As % of the Vendors category 7.55% 6.67% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 9
Median daily rate £420 £465 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +60.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £399 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £486 £312
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £82.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
159 150 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 53.18% 37.41% 40.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 81 112
Median daily rate £410 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.81% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £175 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 17
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £17.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.85 £47.33 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +8.82%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing IBM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 11 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 11 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Blackpool -7 9 £435 -9.37%
Blackburn - 2 £375 - 1
Lytham St Annes - 1 £420 -
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for IBM.

1 14 (56.00%) Windows
2 13 (52.00%) Tivoli
3 12 (48.00%) Linux
4 11 (44.00%) Java
5 10 (40.00%) ITIL
5 10 (40.00%) Netcool
6 9 (36.00%) CA
6 9 (36.00%) Red Hat
6 9 (36.00%) Service Management
6 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (36.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (32.00%) Windows XP
7 8 (32.00%) SQL
8 7 (28.00%) AIX
8 7 (28.00%) HP
8 7 (28.00%) Solaris
8 7 (28.00%) SCOM
9 6 (24.00%) Bourne shell
9 6 (24.00%) HP SiteScope
9 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
9 6 (24.00%) Regular Expression
9 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
9 6 (24.00%) Korn
9 6 (24.00%) Release Management
9 6 (24.00%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (24.00%) HPUX
9 6 (24.00%) VBScript
9 6 (24.00%) Perl

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 5 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) SSL
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) VLAN
2 1 (4.00%) VoIP
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.00%) DB2
3 1 (4.00%) MySQL
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.00%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (4.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (4.00%) ClearQuest
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (16.00%) Retail
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Monitoring Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Monitoring Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Database Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) SAP Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) SOA Architect
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) Regular Expression
2 2 (8.00%) J2EE
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (4.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) Middleware
3 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (56.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Linux
3 9 (36.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (32.00%) Windows XP
5 7 (28.00%) AIX
5 7 (28.00%) Solaris
6 6 (24.00%) HPUX
6 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
8 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
9 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
2 9 (36.00%) Service Management
3 6 (24.00%) Release Management
4 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.00%) OO
6 2 (8.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.00%) Project Management
7 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (4.00%) Data Flow Diagram
7 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
7 1 (4.00%) Migration
7 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (4.00%) Requirements Management
7 1 (4.00%) SOA
7 1 (4.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) Java
2 8 (32.00%) SQL
3 6 (24.00%) Bourne shell
3 6 (24.00%) Korn
3 6 (24.00%) Perl
3 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (24.00%) VBScript
4 2 (8.00%) C#
5 1 (4.00%) C++
5 1 (4.00%) COBOL
5 1 (4.00%) JCL
5 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) CCNA
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) MCSE
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (52.00%) Tivoli
2 10 (40.00%) Netcool
3 7 (28.00%) SCOM
4 6 (24.00%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (12.00%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (8.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (4.00%) FortiGate
7 1 (4.00%) HP SIM
7 1 (4.00%) Netcool/Webtop
7 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) CA
1 9 (36.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (28.00%) HP
4 4 (16.00%) Oracle
5 3 (12.00%) VMware
6 1 (4.00%) arcserve
6 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco
6 1 (4.00%) Curam
6 1 (4.00%) Juniper
6 1 (4.00%) Mitel
6 1 (4.00%) ProCurve
6 1 (4.00%) SAP
6 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.00%) Sophos
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