Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 16 40
Rank change year-on-year -23 +24 +20
Contract jobs citing IBM 28 52 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.26% 9.32% 3.77%
As % of the Vendors category 10.77% 20.16% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 30 17
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £431 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +26.84% -12.26%
10th Percentile £415 £375 £302
90th Percentile £587 £521 £476
North West median daily rate £420 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -1.18% +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Lancashire median hourly rate £22.50 - £43.00
10th Percentile £21.25 - £36.25
90th Percentile £23.75 - £43.70
North West median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +15.38% -54.65% +125.96%

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 260 258 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 39.51% 46.24% 50.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 136 223
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +8.97% -10.86%
10th Percentile £319 £323 £250
90th Percentile £601 £561 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 30 48
Lancashire median hourly rate £22.58 £41.13 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.11% +9.67% +134.38%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.73 £13.50
90th Percentile £46.30 £44.00 £61.54
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -12.50% +9.09%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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
Chorley - 24 £448 -
Preston -9 3 £573 +27.22%
Blackpool -31 1 - -
IBM
North West

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 23 (82.14%) Linux
2 22 (78.57%) Security Cleared
3 21 (75.00%) Unix
4 20 (71.43%) Web Services
5 18 (64.29%) SC Cleared
6 14 (50.00%) Windows
7 13 (46.43%) Oracle
8 12 (42.86%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (42.86%) WebLogic
8 12 (42.86%) JBoss
8 12 (42.86%) Apache
8 12 (42.86%) CA
8 12 (42.86%) CA Single Sign-On
8 12 (42.86%) WebSphere
9 11 (39.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (39.29%) Red Hat
9 11 (39.29%) SAN
9 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
9 11 (39.29%) EMC
9 11 (39.29%) Solaris
10 10 (35.71%) Windows 2000
10 10 (35.71%) IIS
10 10 (35.71%) AIX
10 10 (35.71%) Sun
10 10 (35.71%) Hitachi
10 10 (35.71%) Windows NT
10 10 (35.71%) Client/Server
10 10 (35.71%) DNS
10 10 (35.71%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 10 (35.71%) DMZ

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 12 (42.86%) Apache
1 12 (42.86%) JBoss
1 12 (42.86%) WebLogic
1 12 (42.86%) WebSphere
1 12 (42.86%) WebSphere Application Server
2 10 (35.71%) IIS
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.14%) GitHub
1 2 (7.14%) IBM Cloud
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) SAN
2 10 (35.71%) DMZ
2 10 (35.71%) DNS
2 10 (35.71%) Firewall
2 10 (35.71%) VLAN
3 2 (7.14%) HTTP
4 1 (3.57%) LAN
4 1 (3.57%) VoIP
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (7.14%) Bitbucket
2 2 (7.14%) IBM UrbanCode
2 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.14%) SonarQube
2 2 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Architect
1 7 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 6 (21.43%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Support
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Support Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Design Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Middleware Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Middleware Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Server Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Server Support
4 2 (7.14%) Server Support Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Support Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Middleware Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (71.43%) Web Services
2 5 (17.86%) Middleware
3 2 (7.14%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Client/Server
2 8 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (82.14%) Linux
2 21 (75.00%) Unix
3 14 (50.00%) Windows
4 11 (39.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (39.29%) Solaris
5 10 (35.71%) AIX
5 10 (35.71%) Windows 2000
5 10 (35.71%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 10 (35.71%) Windows NT
6 9 (32.14%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Data Protection
2 3 (10.71%) DevOps
3 2 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.57%) Line Management
4 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.57%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Security Architecture
4 1 (3.57%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
1 2 (7.14%) C
1 2 (7.14%) Python
1 2 (7.14%) Ruby
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 18 (64.29%) SC Cleared
3 7 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Docker
3 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (42.86%) CA Single Sign-On
2 8 (28.57%) SCCM
3 3 (10.71%) Ansible
4 2 (7.14%) Kubernetes
4 2 (7.14%) Nagios
4 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (7.14%) Puppet
4 2 (7.14%) Terraform
4 2 (7.14%) ZABBIX
5 1 (3.57%) FortiGate
5 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.57%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Oracle
2 12 (42.86%) CA
3 11 (39.29%) EMC
3 11 (39.29%) Red Hat
4 10 (35.71%) Hitachi
4 10 (35.71%) Sun
5 9 (32.14%) Palo Alto
6 2 (7.14%) HP
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco
7 1 (3.57%) Juniper
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.57%) Mitel
7 1 (3.57%) NetApp
7 1 (3.57%) Remedy
7 1 (3.57%) Sophos
7 1 (3.57%) Symantec
7 1 (3.57%) VMware