Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 40 63
Rank change year-on-year +4 +23 -15
Contract jobs citing IBM 16 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.52% 3.85% 1.53%
As % of the Vendors category 8.47% 6.94% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 10
Lancashire median daily rate £468 £410 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.02% -8.89% +32.35%
10th Percentile £413 £302 £363
90th Percentile £583 £504 £506
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Lancashire median hourly rate - £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.75% -51.22%
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -49.40% +3.75% -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 189 360 361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 41.54% 55.47% 39.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 228 242
Lancashire median daily rate £415 £400 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -6.43% +27.14%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £205
90th Percentile £610 £544 £550
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 42 35
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +59.09%
10th Percentile £35.19 £13.28 £12.90
90th Percentile £66.50 £66.01 £47.20
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £18.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.62% +10.03%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 12 £485 +42.65%
Blackburn 0 2 £400 +6.67%
IBM
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for IBM.

1 12 (75.00%) Migration
2 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
2 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 9 (56.25%) Data Centre
3 8 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 8 (50.00%) Solaris
4 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
4 7 (43.75%) Firewall
4 7 (43.75%) Identity Management
4 7 (43.75%) Oracle
4 7 (43.75%) High Availability
4 7 (43.75%) Oracle Database
5 6 (37.50%) AIX
5 6 (37.50%) Load Balancing
5 6 (37.50%) Clustering
6 5 (31.25%) N-Tier
7 4 (25.00%) HPUX
8 3 (18.75%) DB2
8 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
9 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
9 2 (12.50%) Retail
9 2 (12.50%) Unix
9 2 (12.50%) SQL
9 2 (12.50%) Linux
9 2 (12.50%) Finance
9 2 (12.50%) Runbook
10 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
10 1 (6.25%) Data Flow Diagram
10 1 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
10 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project

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 (50.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) DMZ
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
2 1 (6.25%) Link 16
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle Database
2 3 (18.75%) DB2
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Avionics
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Architect
2 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (31.25%) Migration Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Requirements Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Storage Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) J2EE
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Data Centre
2 6 (37.50%) Clustering
3 5 (31.25%) N-Tier
4 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
5 1 (6.25%) DataPower
5 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Solaris
2 6 (37.50%) AIX
3 4 (25.00%) HPUX
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Unix
5 1 (6.25%) OS/2
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Migration
2 7 (43.75%) High Availability
2 7 (43.75%) Identity Management
3 6 (37.50%) Load Balancing
4 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Runbook
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.25%) Change Management
6 1 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Operations
6 1 (6.25%) Data Flow Diagram
6 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.25%) Network Design
6 1 (6.25%) Product Breakdown Structure
6 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Requirements Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
1 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) EMC
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) NetApp
2 1 (6.25%) SAP