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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 34 31 23
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing IBM 16 4 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.73% 1.52% 6.70%
As % of the Vendors category 6.81% 3.25% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 13
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £408 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.06% +8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £82.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.53 £19.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+61.66% -37.09%
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
235 123 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 54.78% 46.59% 58.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 48 131
Average daily rate £347 £310 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.09% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £350 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 13
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £26.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -43.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.90 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £107.80 £17.99 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 - - - - 1
Skelmersdale - - - - 1
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 9 (40.91%) Java
2 8 (36.36%) WebSphere
3 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
3 7 (31.82%) Eclipse
3 7 (31.82%) Cognos
4 6 (27.27%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (27.27%) SAP
4 6 (27.27%) Lotus
4 6 (27.27%) WebSphere Portal
4 6 (27.27%) Quickr
4 6 (27.27%) JSR 286
4 6 (27.27%) Spring
4 6 (27.27%) Dojo
4 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (27.27%) WebSphere Process Server
5 5 (22.73%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
5 5 (22.73%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (22.73%) Finance
5 5 (22.73%) Business Objects
5 5 (22.73%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (22.73%) ERP
5 5 (22.73%) DSDM
6 4 (18.18%) DB2
6 4 (18.18%) Mainframe
6 4 (18.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (13.64%) Banking
7 3 (13.64%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (13.64%) AIX

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 8 (36.36%) WebSphere
2 6 (27.27%) WebSphere Process Server
2 6 (27.27%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (27.27%) WebSphere Portal
2 6 (27.27%) Quickr
3 2 (9.09%) CICS
4 1 (4.55%) Lync
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.55%) MQSeries
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Cognos TM1
2 4 (18.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DHCP
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
1 1 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Crystal Reports
1 5 (22.73%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (18.18%) DB2
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.09%) IMS/DB
4 1 (4.55%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.55%) Toad
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Architect
3 5 (22.73%) Analyst Developer
4 3 (13.64%) WebSphere Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Environment Manager
4 3 (13.64%) TM1 Developer
4 3 (13.64%) TM1 Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Cognos Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Lead Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Functional Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Designer
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 1 (4.55%) IBM Mainframe Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) Spring
1 6 (27.27%) Dojo
1 6 (27.27%) JSR 286
2 1 (4.55%) Ajax
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) J2EE
2 1 (4.55%) EJB
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) JDBC
2 1 (4.55%) JSP
2 1 (4.55%) Servlets
2 1 (4.55%) SOAP
2 1 (4.55%) Struts
2 1 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Mainframe
2 3 (13.64%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (9.09%) Data Integration
4 1 (4.55%) Social Media
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) VSAM
4 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) AIX
2 2 (9.09%) HPUX
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) UNIX
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) ERP
2 5 (22.73%) DSDM
2 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 2 (9.09%) Data Architecture
3 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
3 2 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (9.09%) Business Transformation
3 2 (9.09%) Analytics
3 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.55%) Release Management
4 1 (4.55%) Test Management
4 1 (4.55%) System Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) MVC
4 1 (4.55%) Information Security
4 1 (4.55%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) PL/1
2 2 (9.09%) JCL
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.55%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) CA Endevor
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
1 1 (4.55%) SCOM
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Cognos
2 6 (27.27%) Lotus
2 6 (27.27%) SAP
3 5 (22.73%) Business Objects
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco
5 2 (9.09%) Curam
6 1 (4.55%) Aquila
6 1 (4.55%) Syncsort
6 1 (4.55%) MobileIron
6 1 (4.55%) ScanSafe
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.55%) HP
6 1 (4.55%) Intel
6 1 (4.55%) Citrix
6 1 (4.55%) NetApp
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle
6 1 (4.55%) VMware