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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 40 52 30
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -22
Contract jobs citing IBM 8 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.82% 0.97% 0.99%
As % of the Vendors category 4.23% 2.42% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£388 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -3.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -
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
189 207 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 43.05% 40.04% 50.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 109 43
Average daily rate £301 £280 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £425 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 30 18
Average hourly rate £13.00 £28.50 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.38% +49.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.03 £33.00 £29.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(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
Preston +10 6 £417 -
Blackpool - 2 £388 -
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 12 (63.16%) Mainframe
2 10 (52.63%) UNIX
3 7 (36.84%) DB2
3 7 (36.84%) PL/1
3 7 (36.84%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (36.84%) Syncsort
4 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) Release Management
4 6 (31.58%) Oracle
4 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 6 (31.58%) IMS/DB
5 5 (26.32%) Aquila
5 5 (26.32%) XML
5 5 (26.32%) Finance
5 5 (26.32%) JCL
5 5 (26.32%) CA Endevor
6 4 (21.05%) Puppet
6 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
6 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
6 4 (21.05%) DevOps
6 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (21.05%) Windows
6 4 (21.05%) Linux
7 3 (15.79%) MVC
7 3 (15.79%) VMware
7 3 (15.79%) .NET
7 3 (15.79%) C#
7 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
7 3 (15.79%) Middleware

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.79%) MQSeries
2 3 (15.79%) OpenStack
2 3 (15.79%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) OpenShift
1 3 (15.79%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (15.79%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) DB2
2 6 (31.58%) IMS/DB
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Maven
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Mainframe Developer
3 5 (26.32%) IBM Mainframe Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Architect
4 4 (21.05%) Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (10.53%) Applications Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (10.53%) Programmer
7 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (5.26%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Business Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) XML
2 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) Middleware
2 3 (15.79%) jQuery
2 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
2 3 (15.79%) Entity Framework
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (63.16%) Mainframe
2 7 (36.84%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) UNIX
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) AIX
3 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Release Management
2 4 (21.05%) DevOps
3 3 (15.79%) MVC
3 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.53%) Test Management
4 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Security Management
5 1 (5.26%) Validation
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.26%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Requirements Management
5 1 (5.26%) Content Management
5 1 (5.26%) UML
5 1 (5.26%) OO
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) PL/1
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 5 (26.32%) JCL
4 3 (15.79%) C#
4 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB
3 1 (5.26%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) CA Endevor
2 4 (21.05%) Puppet
3 3 (15.79%) Salt
3 3 (15.79%) Ansible
3 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Syncsort
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
3 5 (26.32%) Aquila
4 3 (15.79%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) SAP
6 1 (5.26%) Curam
6 1 (5.26%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.26%) Sun