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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 44 43 45
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing IBM 9 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.07% 0.54% 1.33%
As % of the Vendors category 3.96% 1.33% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Median daily rate £314 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.03% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £388 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £388 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.25 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
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
227 150 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 52.30% 40.76% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 93 116
Median daily rate £388 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £170 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £600 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 12 17
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.91 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.43% -0.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.30 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £31.40 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Preston +3 4 £330 - 3
Blackburn - 1 £300 -
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 13 (43.33%) Oracle
2 12 (40.00%) Java
3 11 (36.67%) Windows
4 10 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 9 (30.00%) Rational DOORS
5 9 (30.00%) XML
5 9 (30.00%) C++
6 8 (26.67%) C#
6 8 (26.67%) Curam
7 7 (23.33%) JBoss
7 7 (23.33%) VC++
7 7 (23.33%) RDBMS
7 7 (23.33%) Oracle Database
8 6 (20.00%) OO
8 6 (20.00%) WebLogic
8 6 (20.00%) WebSphere
9 5 (16.67%) Requirements Management
9 5 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (16.67%) Mainframe
9 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
9 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
9 5 (16.67%) .NET
10 4 (13.33%) VB
10 4 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
10 4 (13.33%) Performance Testing
10 4 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (10.00%) SDLC
11 3 (10.00%) VB6
11 3 (10.00%) VB.NET

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 7 (23.33%) JBoss
2 6 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 6 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.67%) Apache
3 2 (6.67%) CICS
3 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.33%) AquaLogic
4 1 (3.33%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.33%) Tuxedo
4 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) OpenText MBPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) VLAN
2 1 (3.33%) VoIP
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle Database
2 7 (23.33%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.67%) MySQL
3 2 (6.67%) OLTP
3 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.33%) ClearCase
3 1 (3.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Team Leader
2 7 (23.33%) Java Team Leader
2 7 (23.33%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Technical Leader
3 6 (20.00%) Technical Team Leader
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Database Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Database Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Network Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) XML
2 5 (16.67%) .NET
3 3 (10.00%) Middleware
4 2 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (6.67%) Apache Camel
4 2 (6.67%) CSS
4 2 (6.67%) CSS3
4 2 (6.67%) HTML
4 2 (6.67%) HTML5
4 2 (6.67%) J2EE
4 2 (6.67%) JDBC
4 2 (6.67%) JSON
4 2 (6.67%) REST
4 2 (6.67%) SOAP
5 1 (3.33%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.33%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Unix
3 2 (6.67%) AIX
3 2 (6.67%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) zOS
4 1 (3.33%) MVS
4 1 (3.33%) OS/390
4 1 (3.33%) Solaris
4 1 (3.33%) VME
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) OO
2 5 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (16.67%) Requirements Management
3 4 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (13.33%) Performance Testing
4 3 (10.00%) SDLC
4 3 (10.00%) UML
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.67%) E-business
5 2 (6.67%) High Availability
5 2 (6.67%) Prototyping
5 2 (6.67%) SOA
5 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.33%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (3.33%) Functional Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) Java
2 9 (30.00%) C++
3 8 (26.67%) C#
4 7 (23.33%) VC++
5 4 (13.33%) VB
6 3 (10.00%) C
6 3 (10.00%) SQL
6 3 (10.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (10.00%) VB6
7 2 (6.67%) COBOL
7 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.33%) JCL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.33%) CCNA
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.33%) HP SIM
1 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Oracle
2 8 (26.67%) Curam
3 3 (10.00%) HP
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.67%) VMware
5 1 (3.33%) arcserve
5 1 (3.33%) Axway
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco
5 1 (3.33%) ICL
5 1 (3.33%) Informatica
5 1 (3.33%) Juniper
5 1 (3.33%) Mitel
5 1 (3.33%) ProCurve
5 1 (3.33%) SAP
5 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.33%) Sophos
5 1 (3.33%) Sun