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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 39 42
Rank change year-on-year +30 +3  
Contract jobs citing IBM 48 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 14.41% 2.26% 0.78%
As % of the Vendors category 32.00% 4.63% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 8 1
Median daily rate £431 £338 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.77% -12.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £407
% change year-on-year - -1.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £28.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.94% -24.00%  

IBM is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 150 216 165
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 45.05% 48.87% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 128 91
Median daily rate £450 £381 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.03% +27.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £275 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 20
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.31% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.65 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £37.90 £31.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing IBM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +1 36 £450 +34.32%
Blackburn +3 6 £415 +38.33%
Blackpool +27 2 £450 +8.49%
IBM
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 33 (61.11%) Migration
2 27 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 25 (46.30%) Security Cleared
4 24 (44.44%) SC Cleared
5 14 (25.93%) Windows
5 14 (25.93%) Linux
6 13 (24.07%) DNS
7 12 (22.22%) Middleware
7 12 (22.22%) DB2
8 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 9 (16.67%) HPUX
8 9 (16.67%) Solaris
8 9 (16.67%) VMware
8 9 (16.67%) WebSphere
9 8 (14.81%) Network Design
9 8 (14.81%) Finance
9 8 (14.81%) Retail
9 8 (14.81%) Mainframe
9 8 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (12.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 7 (12.96%) AIX
10 7 (12.96%) SQL
10 7 (12.96%) Unix
11 6 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
11 6 (11.11%) Data Migration
12 5 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (9.26%) DevOps
12 5 (9.26%) Java
12 5 (9.26%) VLAN

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 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.41%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (7.41%) OpenStack
2 4 (7.41%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (5.56%) SAS
4 2 (3.70%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Bluemix
1 4 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (7.41%) IBM Cloud
1 4 (7.41%) OpenShift
1 4 (7.41%) PaaS
2 1 (1.85%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.07%) DNS
2 5 (9.26%) VLAN
3 2 (3.70%) DHCP
3 2 (3.70%) SAN
4 1 (1.85%) DMZ
4 1 (1.85%) Firewall
4 1 (1.85%) Internet
4 1 (1.85%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) DB2
2 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.41%) MySQL
3 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.41%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (3.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (3.70%) SAS Enterprise Miner
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
1 8 (14.81%) Retail
2 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) Developer
2 8 (14.81%) Architect
3 5 (9.26%) Java Developer
4 4 (7.41%) Active Directory Architect
4 4 (7.41%) Designer
4 4 (7.41%) Network Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) SAP Developer
4 4 (7.41%) Senior Developer
4 4 (7.41%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (7.41%) Technical Designer
4 4 (7.41%) Technical Developer
5 3 (5.56%) DB2 DBA
5 3 (5.56%) DBA
5 3 (5.56%) Migration Specialist
5 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Service Architect
6 2 (3.70%) Administrator
6 2 (3.70%) Applications Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Consultant
6 2 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) Middleware
2 4 (7.41%) J2EE
3 2 (3.70%) Web Services
4 1 (1.85%) CSS
4 1 (1.85%) CSS3
4 1 (1.85%) EJB
4 1 (1.85%) Flash
4 1 (1.85%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.85%) HTML
4 1 (1.85%) HTML5
4 1 (1.85%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.85%) Java EE
4 1 (1.85%) Java SE
4 1 (1.85%) JMS
4 1 (1.85%) JSP
4 1 (1.85%) Servlets
4 1 (1.85%) Spring
4 1 (1.85%) Struts
4 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.81%) Mainframe
3 4 (7.41%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (5.56%) DataPower
4 3 (5.56%) Replication
5 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) Linux
1 14 (25.93%) Windows
2 9 (16.67%) HPUX
2 9 (16.67%) Solaris
3 7 (12.96%) AIX
3 7 (12.96%) Unix
4 5 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (61.11%) Migration
2 8 (14.81%) Network Design
3 6 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 5 (9.26%) DevOps
5 4 (7.41%) Configuration Management
5 4 (7.41%) Data Flow Diagram
5 4 (7.41%) Data Modelling
5 4 (7.41%) OO
5 4 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (7.41%) Test Automation
5 4 (7.41%) Time Management
6 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.56%) High Availability
6 3 (5.56%) Project Management
7 2 (3.70%) Change Management
7 2 (3.70%) Data Integration
7 2 (3.70%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.70%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) SQL
2 5 (9.26%) Java
3 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (46.30%) Security Cleared
2 24 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) MCP
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) OCMJD
3 1 (1.85%) OCPJP
3 1 (1.85%) OCPJWCD
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.85%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (7.41%) Ansible
2 4 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (7.41%) Puppet
2 4 (7.41%) Salt
3 1 (1.85%) SCCM
3 1 (1.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (16.67%) VMware
2 4 (7.41%) HP
2 4 (7.41%) SAP
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco
4 2 (3.70%) Citrix
4 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.70%) NetApp
5 1 (1.85%) 3PAR
5 1 (1.85%) BeyondTrust
5 1 (1.85%) Canon
5 1 (1.85%) EMC
5 1 (1.85%) Intel
5 1 (1.85%) MobileIron
5 1 (1.85%) PlateSpin
5 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.85%) ScanSafe
5 1 (1.85%) Sun