Period
to 22 July 2019

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 22 July 2019 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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 37 14
Rank change year-on-year -17 -23 +27
Contract jobs citing IBM 10 30 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.57% 4.42% 9.70%
As % of the Vendors category 3.13% 11.32% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 30
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +19.89%
10th Percentile £290 £416 £374
90th Percentile £570 £576 £521
North West median daily rate £425 £435 £425
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.67% - -
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +78.57% +7.69% -54.65%

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 319 265 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 50.00% 39.03% 44.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 160 120
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £300 £316 £325
90th Percentile £600 £606 £538
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 15 36
Lancashire median hourly rate £40.25 £26.00 £41.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.81% -37.54% +11.00%
10th Percentile £16.05 £11.70 £10.66
90th Percentile £47.98 £58.99 £44.75
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +17.14% +9.38% -12.81%

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019. 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 +2 8 £450 -20.35%
Blackpool +15 1 - -
Blackburn - 1 £475 - 1
IBM
North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Security Architecture
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (30.00%) CLAS
3 2 (20.00%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (20.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (20.00%) Ansible
3 2 (20.00%) Terraform
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Google
3 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (10.00%) AS400
4 1 (10.00%) JMeter
4 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
4 1 (10.00%) SUSE
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development

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 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) Confluence
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (20.00%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) GitHub
3 1 (10.00%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) JMeter
1 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (10.00%) Rational Quality Manager
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (10.00%) Avionics
1 1 (10.00%) Billing
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (10.00%) Analyst
1 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) Consultant
1 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) Developer
1 1 (10.00%) DevOps Consultant
1 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (10.00%) Java WebSphere Developer
1 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) Solaris Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) COM
1 1 (10.00%) Spring
1 1 (10.00%) Spring Boot
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) AS400
2 1 (10.00%) iSeries
2 1 (10.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) AIX
1 1 (10.00%) HPUX
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Solaris
1 1 (10.00%) SUSE
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (30.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Logistics
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Python
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) VB
2 1 (10.00%) VB6
2 1 (10.00%) VBA
2 1 (10.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) CLAS
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) HNC
3 1 (10.00%) HND
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PMBOK
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Ansible
1 2 (20.00%) Terraform
2 1 (10.00%) HP ALM
2 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (10.00%) Mesos
2 1 (10.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (10.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Google
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) Remedy
3 1 (10.00%) Sandvine
3 1 (10.00%) Sun
3 1 (10.00%) VMware