The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 15 17 24
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing IBM 7 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 5.60% 4.46% 2.59%
As % of the Vendors category 11.48% 9.26% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate £329 £417 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +53.84%
IBM
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Preston region.

Vendors Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
61 54 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 48.80% 48.21% 53.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 19
Average daily rate £375 £415 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +14.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £520 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 8
Average hourly rate £37.50 £12.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+212.50% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Preston region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Preston

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Preston region.

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
3 3 (42.86%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) VC++
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) C++
3 3 (42.86%) VB
3 3 (42.86%) RDBMS
4 2 (28.57%) zOS
4 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
4 2 (28.57%) OO
4 2 (28.57%) OLTP
4 2 (28.57%) CICS
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 2 (28.57%) VB6
4 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
4 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (14.29%) QMS
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
5 1 (14.29%) Axway

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 2 (28.57%) CICS
2 1 (14.29%) AquaLogic
2 1 (14.29%) MQSeries
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (14.29%) Tuxedo
2 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) OpenText MBPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 3 (42.86%) RDBMS
3 2 (28.57%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) AIX Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Database Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Database Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) zOS
3 1 (14.29%) AIX
3 1 (14.29%) OS/390
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) OO
1 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) QMS
2 1 (14.29%) Release Management
2 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) C++
1 3 (42.86%) VB
1 3 (42.86%) VC++
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) VB6
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Axway
2 1 (14.29%) Informatica
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Sun