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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 30 22 14
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs citing IBM 18 6 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.37% 3.08% 8.26%
As % of the Vendors category 8.70% 6.82% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 15
Average daily rate
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£339 - £480
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 - £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £82.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £23.46 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-8.35% -12.78%
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
207 88 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 50.24% 45.13% 55.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 38 116
Average daily rate £325 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £243 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £388 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 9
Average hourly rate £22.00 £11.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -51.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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
Chorley - - - -
Skelmersdale - - - -
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 12 (48.00%) WebSphere
2 10 (40.00%) Java
3 9 (36.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (32.00%) Eclipse
5 7 (28.00%) Spring
6 6 (24.00%) Dojo
6 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (24.00%) Finance
6 6 (24.00%) WebSphere Process Server
6 6 (24.00%) Lotus
6 6 (24.00%) AIX
6 6 (24.00%) WebSphere Portal
6 6 (24.00%) Quickr
6 6 (24.00%) JSR 286
7 5 (20.00%) Cognos
7 5 (20.00%) Mainframe
8 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (16.00%) Linux
8 4 (16.00%) SAP
8 4 (16.00%) DB2
8 4 (16.00%) Oracle
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (12.00%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (12.00%) Business Objects
9 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
9 3 (12.00%) SQL
9 3 (12.00%) HPUX
9 3 (12.00%) UNIX
9 3 (12.00%) DSDM
9 3 (12.00%) ERP

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 12 (48.00%) WebSphere
2 9 (36.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (24.00%) WebSphere Process Server
3 6 (24.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 6 (24.00%) Quickr
4 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (8.00%) JBoss
4 2 (8.00%) MQSeries
4 2 (8.00%) CICS
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (4.00%) SAS
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle 9iAS
5 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
5 1 (4.00%) Lync
5 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (8.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) DHCP
1 1 (4.00%) DNS
1 1 (4.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) DB2
2 3 (12.00%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (12.00%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.00%) IMS/DB
3 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.00%) Easytrieve
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.00%) Toad
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.00%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Environment Manager
4 3 (12.00%) WebSphere Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Lead Architect
5 2 (8.00%) TM1 Developer
5 2 (8.00%) TM1 Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Functional Architect
6 1 (4.00%) DevOps Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Designer
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 1 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) IBM Mainframe Developer
6 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Cognos Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) Spring
2 6 (24.00%) Dojo
2 6 (24.00%) JSR 286
3 3 (12.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (8.00%) Ajax
4 2 (8.00%) Struts
4 2 (8.00%) XML
4 2 (8.00%) HTML
4 2 (8.00%) J2EE
4 2 (8.00%) CSS
4 2 (8.00%) JDBC
4 2 (8.00%) JSP
4 2 (8.00%) Software Packaging
5 1 (4.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (4.00%) Apache Camel
5 1 (4.00%) Spring Security
5 1 (4.00%) jQuery
5 1 (4.00%) Servlets
5 1 (4.00%) SOAP
5 1 (4.00%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (12.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (8.00%) Data Integration
3 2 (8.00%) DataPower
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) VSAM
4 1 (4.00%) iSeries
4 1 (4.00%) HP Superdome
4 1 (4.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) AIX
2 4 (16.00%) Linux
3 3 (12.00%) HPUX
3 3 (12.00%) UNIX
4 2 (8.00%) Windows
4 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) Solaris
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.00%) DSDM
2 3 (12.00%) ERP
2 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.00%) Project Management
3 2 (8.00%) MVC
3 2 (8.00%) Data Architecture
3 2 (8.00%) Business Transformation
3 2 (8.00%) Analytics
3 2 (8.00%) DevOps
3 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (8.00%) RAD
3 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (8.00%) UML
3 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (8.00%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) Release Management
4 1 (4.00%) Test Management
4 1 (4.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) PL/1
3 2 (8.00%) JCL
3 2 (8.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) CA Endevor
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
1 1 (4.00%) SCOM
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Lotus
2 5 (20.00%) Cognos
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle
3 4 (16.00%) SAP
4 3 (12.00%) Business Objects
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco
4 3 (12.00%) Axway
5 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (8.00%) Informatica
5 2 (8.00%) HP
5 2 (8.00%) Siebel
5 2 (8.00%) Curam
6 1 (4.00%) Aquila
6 1 (4.00%) Intel
6 1 (4.00%) Citrix
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.00%) NetApp
6 1 (4.00%) VMware
6 1 (4.00%) Syncsort
6 1 (4.00%) MobileIron