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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 29 34
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5  
Contract jobs citing IBM 5 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.49% 5.21% 3.05%
As % of the Vendors category 5.68% 10.63% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 7
Median daily rate £388 £361 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +8.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £328 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £400 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £401
% change year-on-year +0.93% -0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +78.57% -25.66%  

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 88 207 189
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 43.78% 49.05% 48.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 121 105
Median daily rate £425 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £517 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 46 16
Median hourly rate £42.00 £39.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.32% +203.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £13.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.23 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

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 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 29 March 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 3 £383 +12.08%
Blackburn - 2 £388 - 1
IBM
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Linux
3 8 (47.06%) Java
3 8 (47.06%) Migration
3 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
3 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
4 7 (41.18%) SCOM
4 7 (41.18%) Solaris
4 7 (41.18%) DB2
4 7 (41.18%) AIX
4 7 (41.18%) ITIL
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) Tivoli
4 7 (41.18%) Netcool
5 6 (35.29%) HP
5 6 (35.29%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (35.29%) CA
5 6 (35.29%) Red Hat
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (35.29%) Service Management
5 6 (35.29%) HPUX
5 6 (35.29%) Windows XP
5 6 (35.29%) Perl
5 6 (35.29%) VBScript
5 6 (35.29%) Korn
5 6 (35.29%) Release Management
5 6 (35.29%) Bourne shell
5 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008

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 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) DB2
2 3 (17.65%) MySQL
2 3 (17.65%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
1 5 (29.41%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Monitoring Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Designer
4 3 (17.65%) SAP Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Technical Designer
4 3 (17.65%) Technical Developer
5 2 (11.76%) DB2 DBA
5 2 (11.76%) DBA
5 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Monitoring Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared DBA
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Data Migration Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Migration Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Regular Expression
2 2 (11.76%) J2EE
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
1 2 (11.76%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (11.76%) Mainframe
1 2 (11.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) AIX
2 7 (41.18%) Solaris
3 6 (35.29%) HPUX
3 6 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (35.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Migration
2 7 (41.18%) ITIL
3 6 (35.29%) Release Management
3 6 (35.29%) Service Management
4 4 (23.53%) Security Monitoring
5 3 (17.65%) Data Flow Diagram
5 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
5 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
5 3 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (11.76%) OO
7 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Defect Management
7 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) Java
3 6 (35.29%) Bourne shell
3 6 (35.29%) Korn
3 6 (35.29%) Perl
3 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
3 6 (35.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
1 8 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) Netcool
1 7 (41.18%) SCOM
1 7 (41.18%) Tivoli
2 6 (35.29%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) CA
2 6 (35.29%) HP
2 6 (35.29%) Red Hat
3 3 (17.65%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) VMware
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