Period
to 21 February 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM over the 6 months to 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

IBM
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 43 48
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 -6
Contract jobs citing IBM 15 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.39% 3.60% 2.51%
As % of the Vendors category 9.55% 7.22% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 14
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £410 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -0.30% +35.95%
10th Percentile £363 £355 £360
90th Percentile £588 £520 £505
North West median daily rate £438 £440 £416
% change year-on-year -0.57% +5.71% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £40.00
North West median hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +15.71% -56.25% -51.22%

IBM is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Lancashire.

All Vendors
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 157 291 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 35.44% 49.91% 41.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 198 226
Lancashire median daily rate £414 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.49% +12.00% +5.63%
10th Percentile £287 £299 £212
90th Percentile £575 £575 £519
North West median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.38% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 34 72
Lancashire median hourly rate £43.00 £41.63 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.30% +11.00% +20.97%
10th Percentile £25.30 £13.25 £13.68
90th Percentile £68.39 £50.75 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £16.19 £18.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -11.29% -8.75% +25.00%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing IBM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in Lancashire

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IBM in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in Lancashire

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in Lancashire over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in Lancashire

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM 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 6 months to 21 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +10 7 £535 +13.83%
Chorley - 2 £420 - 1
Blackburn 0 1 £375 -
Lancaster - 1 £201 -
IBM
North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for IBM.

1 10 (66.67%) Solaris
1 10 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (60.00%) WebSphere
3 8 (53.33%) Firewall
3 8 (53.33%) Identity Management
3 8 (53.33%) Oracle
3 8 (53.33%) Oracle Database
4 7 (46.67%) AIX
5 6 (40.00%) Migration
5 6 (40.00%) Clustering
5 6 (40.00%) Load Balancing
5 6 (40.00%) High Availability
6 5 (33.33%) N-Tier
7 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
7 4 (26.67%) Linux
7 4 (26.67%) SQL
7 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (20.00%) Web Services
8 3 (20.00%) HPUX
8 3 (20.00%) Windows
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 2 (13.33%) DB2
9 2 (13.33%) IIS
9 2 (13.33%) MySQL
9 2 (13.33%) Unix
9 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000
9 2 (13.33%) Python
9 2 (13.33%) Windows NT

IBM
Co-occurring 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 9 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (13.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) DMZ
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) VLAN
3 1 (6.67%) Link 16
3 1 (6.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (13.33%) Big Data
3 2 (13.33%) DB2
3 2 (13.33%) MySQL
4 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (6.67%) Avionics
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Marketing
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Architect
2 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (33.33%) Migration Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Solaris Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) DOORS Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Requirements Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Clustering
2 5 (33.33%) N-Tier
3 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
4 2 (13.33%) DataPower
5 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Solaris
2 7 (46.67%) AIX
3 4 (26.67%) Linux
3 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (20.00%) HPUX
4 3 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (13.33%) Unix
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 2 (13.33%) Windows NT
5 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Identity Management
2 6 (40.00%) High Availability
2 6 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (13.33%) SIEM
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (6.67%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) Product Breakdown Structure
4 1 (6.67%) Requirements Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Requirements Management
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) RPG
3 1 (6.67%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 8 (53.33%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) EMC
3 2 (13.33%) Hitachi
3 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
3 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
3 2 (13.33%) Splunk
3 2 (13.33%) Sun