Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 22 36
Rank change year-on-year -31 +14 +31
Contract jobs citing IBM 19 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.89% 6.14% 4.08%
As % of the Vendors category 7.06% 14.43% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 21
Lancashire median daily rate £448 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.56% +20.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £372 £413 £300
90th Percentile £587 £561 £494
North West median daily rate £400 £425 £420
% change year-on-year -5.88% +1.19% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £42.25
North West median hourly rate - £19.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year - -53.85% +5.63%

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 269 201 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 40.88% 42.58% 54.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 116 255
Lancashire median daily rate £465 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% +3.66% -6.29%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £288
90th Percentile £607 £609 £548
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 49
Lancashire median hourly rate £22.37 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.38% +8.97% +77.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £27.71 £13.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £44.00 £60.80
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.18
% change year-on-year +9.38% -16.56% +11.68%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 - 15 £448 -
Preston -10 2 £573 +16.84%
Blackpool -17 2 £385 -14.44%
IBM
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 16 (84.21%) Linux
2 13 (68.42%) Unix
2 13 (68.42%) Security Cleared
3 12 (63.16%) Web Services
4 11 (57.89%) Windows
4 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
5 10 (52.63%) Oracle
6 8 (42.11%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (42.11%) WebLogic
6 8 (42.11%) JBoss
6 8 (42.11%) Apache
6 8 (42.11%) Red Hat
6 8 (42.11%) WebSphere
6 8 (42.11%) CA
6 8 (42.11%) CA Single Sign-On
6 8 (42.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (36.84%) EMC
7 7 (36.84%) SAN
8 6 (31.58%) Sun
8 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
8 6 (31.58%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 6 (31.58%) DMZ
8 6 (31.58%) Windows NT
8 6 (31.58%) Client/Server
8 6 (31.58%) DNS
8 6 (31.58%) Windows 2000
8 6 (31.58%) IIS
8 6 (31.58%) AIX
8 6 (31.58%) Solaris
8 6 (31.58%) Hitachi

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 8 (42.11%) Apache
1 8 (42.11%) JBoss
1 8 (42.11%) WebLogic
1 8 (42.11%) WebSphere
1 8 (42.11%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (31.58%) IIS
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) GitHub
1 2 (10.53%) IBM Cloud
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) SAN
2 6 (31.58%) DMZ
2 6 (31.58%) DNS
2 6 (31.58%) Firewall
2 6 (31.58%) VLAN
3 2 (10.53%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (10.53%) Bitbucket
2 2 (10.53%) IBM UrbanCode
2 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.53%) SonarQube
2 2 (10.53%) Sonatype Nexus
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Architect
1 5 (26.32%) Technical Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Support
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Support Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Middleware Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Middleware Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Server Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Server Support
3 2 (10.53%) Server Support Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Support Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Middleware Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Storage Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) Web Services
2 5 (26.32%) Middleware
3 2 (10.53%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Client/Server
2 5 (26.32%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Linux
2 13 (68.42%) Unix
3 11 (57.89%) Windows
4 8 (42.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (31.58%) AIX
5 6 (31.58%) Solaris
5 6 (31.58%) Windows 2000
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 6 (31.58%) Windows NT
6 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
7 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Data Protection
2 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
2 2 (10.53%) Compliance Audit
2 2 (10.53%) DevOps
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (10.53%) Software Asset Management
2 2 (10.53%) Software Audit
2 2 (10.53%) Software License Management
2 2 (10.53%) Software Licensing
2 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.26%) Line Management
3 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
1 2 (10.53%) C
1 2 (10.53%) Python
1 2 (10.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) Security Cleared
2 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (21.05%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (21.05%) SCCM
3 2 (10.53%) Ansible
3 2 (10.53%) Kubernetes
3 2 (10.53%) Nagios
3 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (10.53%) Puppet
3 2 (10.53%) Terraform
3 2 (10.53%) ZABBIX
4 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.26%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Oracle
2 8 (42.11%) CA
2 8 (42.11%) Red Hat
3 7 (36.84%) EMC
4 6 (31.58%) Hitachi
4 6 (31.58%) Palo Alto
4 6 (31.58%) Sun
5 2 (10.53%) Adobe
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) Snow
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) NetApp
6 1 (5.26%) Symantec