Period
to 21 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Preston 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 21 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
Lancashire > Preston
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 16 26
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10 +6
Contract jobs citing IBM 12 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 5.83% 5.30% 1.52%
As % of the Vendors category 16.22% 10.77% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 1
Preston median daily rate £485 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.97% -12.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £418 £306 £363
90th Percentile £591 £435 £388
Lancashire median daily rate £468 £393 £450
% change year-on-year +19.11% -12.78% +32.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Preston median hourly rate - £39.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.50% -51.22%
Lancashire median hourly rate - £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +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 Preston.

All Vendors
Preston
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 74 65 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 35.92% 49.24% 39.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 34 39
Preston median daily rate £425 £338 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.93% -22.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £325 £230 £150
90th Percentile £539 £446 £580
Lancashire median daily rate £415 £400 £428
% change year-on-year +3.75% -6.43% +27.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 15
Preston median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +2.70% +75.23%
10th Percentile £37.85 £19.78 £13.81
90th Percentile £68.01 £60.05 £46.00
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +61.07%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

Job postings citing IBM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Preston.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in Preston

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IBM in Preston.

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in Preston

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in Preston over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in Preston

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM in Preston.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in Preston

For the 6 months to 21 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 Preston region with a requirement for IBM.

1 10 (83.33%) Migration
2 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 7 (58.33%) Solaris
4 6 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (50.00%) Oracle
4 6 (50.00%) High Availability
4 6 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (50.00%) Firewall
4 6 (50.00%) Identity Management
4 6 (50.00%) WebSphere
5 5 (41.67%) Load Balancing
5 5 (41.67%) Clustering
5 5 (41.67%) AIX
6 4 (33.33%) N-Tier
7 3 (25.00%) HPUX
8 2 (16.67%) Linux
8 2 (16.67%) Unix
8 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
8 2 (16.67%) Runbook
8 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
9 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Operations
9 1 (8.33%) DataPower
9 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (8.33%) 3PAR
9 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
9 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (8.33%) OS/2

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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 6 (50.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) DMZ
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) DB2
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Migration Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) AIX Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
3 1 (8.33%) NetApp Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Solaris Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Solaris Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Storage Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (41.67%) Clustering
3 4 (33.33%) N-Tier
4 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
5 1 (8.33%) DataPower
5 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Solaris
2 5 (41.67%) AIX
3 3 (25.00%) HPUX
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Unix
5 1 (8.33%) OS/2
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (8.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Migration
2 6 (50.00%) High Availability
2 6 (50.00%) Identity Management
3 5 (41.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Runbook
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (8.33%) Network Design
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
1 6 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) 3PAR
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) EMC
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) NetApp