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 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 38 26 23
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing IBM 10 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.26% 1.93% 3.55%
As % of the Vendors category 5.35% 7.02% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 8
Average daily rate
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£285 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £399 £383
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -35.18%
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
187 57 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 42.21% 27.54% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 21 71
Average daily rate £325 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £164 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £619 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 12
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.67% -27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £14.78 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £15.50 £28.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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
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 January 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
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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
Lytham St Annes +1 1 £305 -
Blackpool - - - -
Chorley - - - - 1
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 13 (44.83%) Mainframe
2 12 (41.38%) DB2
2 12 (41.38%) WebSphere
3 11 (37.93%) IBM Mainframe
4 10 (34.48%) Oracle
4 10 (34.48%) Java
4 10 (34.48%) SQL
4 10 (34.48%) PL/1
5 9 (31.03%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (31.03%) UNIX
5 9 (31.03%) Syncsort
6 8 (27.59%) IMS/DB
6 8 (27.59%) XML
6 8 (27.59%) Eclipse
6 8 (27.59%) JCL
7 7 (24.14%) Spring
7 7 (24.14%) Aquila
7 7 (24.14%) CA Endevor
7 7 (24.14%) Release Management
8 6 (20.69%) Dojo
8 6 (20.69%) JSR 286
8 6 (20.69%) WebSphere Portal
8 6 (20.69%) Quickr
8 6 (20.69%) WebSphere Process Server
8 6 (20.69%) Lotus
9 5 (17.24%) AIX
9 5 (17.24%) Finance
10 4 (13.79%) Linux
10 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
10 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 12 (41.38%) WebSphere
2 9 (31.03%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (20.69%) WebSphere Portal
3 6 (20.69%) Quickr
3 6 (20.69%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (6.90%) JBoss
4 2 (6.90%) WebLogic
5 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.45%) MQSeries
5 1 (3.45%) SAS
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle 9iAS
5 1 (3.45%) CICS
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) DB2
2 8 (27.59%) IMS/DB
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.45%) Easytrieve
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (3.45%) Toad
2 1 (3.45%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.45%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Developer
2 9 (31.03%) Mainframe Developer
3 7 (24.14%) IBM Mainframe Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Environment Manager
6 3 (10.34%) Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Lead Architect
6 3 (10.34%) WebSphere Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Functional Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (6.90%) Programmer
8 1 (3.45%) DevOps Specialist
8 1 (3.45%) Tester
8 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Applications Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Software Tester
8 1 (3.45%) Java Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) XML
2 7 (24.14%) Spring
3 6 (20.69%) Dojo
3 6 (20.69%) JSR 286
4 3 (10.34%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (6.90%) Software Packaging
5 2 (6.90%) Ajax
5 2 (6.90%) Struts
5 2 (6.90%) CSS
5 2 (6.90%) JDBC
5 2 (6.90%) JSP
5 2 (6.90%) HTML
5 2 (6.90%) J2EE
6 1 (3.45%) EJB
6 1 (3.45%) .NET
6 1 (3.45%) Servlets
6 1 (3.45%) SOAP
6 1 (3.45%) Web Services
6 1 (3.45%) XHTML
6 1 (3.45%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) Mainframe
2 11 (37.93%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (10.34%) Data Integration
5 2 (6.90%) DataPower
6 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.45%) VSAM
6 1 (3.45%) Social Media
6 1 (3.45%) HP Superdome
6 1 (3.45%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) UNIX
2 5 (17.24%) AIX
3 4 (13.79%) Linux
4 3 (10.34%) HPUX
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.45%) Windows
6 1 (3.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Release Management
2 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
2 3 (10.34%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
2 3 (10.34%) Business Transformation
2 3 (10.34%) Analytics
2 3 (10.34%) Data Architecture
3 2 (6.90%) Project Management
3 2 (6.90%) MVC
3 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
3 2 (6.90%) UML
3 2 (6.90%) RAD
3 2 (6.90%) DevOps
4 1 (3.45%) OO
4 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.45%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Waterfall
4 1 (3.45%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) Java
1 10 (34.48%) SQL
1 10 (34.48%) PL/1
2 8 (27.59%) JCL
3 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.90%) Perl
4 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.90%) COBOL
5 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) CA Endevor
2 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Oracle
2 9 (31.03%) Syncsort
3 7 (24.14%) Aquila
4 6 (20.69%) Lotus
5 3 (10.34%) Cognos
5 3 (10.34%) Cisco
5 3 (10.34%) Axway
6 2 (6.90%) Curam
6 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.90%) Siebel
6 2 (6.90%) Informatica
7 1 (3.45%) SAP
7 1 (3.45%) HP