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 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
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 13 19
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6  
Contract jobs citing IBM 36 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 15.38% 4.59% 2.27%
As % of the Vendors category 31.30% 9.80% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 0
Median daily rate £450 £335 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.32% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £407
% change year-on-year - -1.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Preston.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Preston
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 115 51 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 49.15% 46.79% 46.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 28 16
Median daily rate £450 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £275 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.31% +28.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £20.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.10 £19.50
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 Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 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 Preston region with a requirement for IBM.

1 26 (65.00%) Migration
2 24 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 23 (57.50%) Security Cleared
4 22 (55.00%) SC Cleared
5 11 (27.50%) Middleware
6 10 (25.00%) Windows
6 10 (25.00%) Linux
7 9 (22.50%) DNS
8 8 (20.00%) Mainframe
8 8 (20.00%) HPUX
8 8 (20.00%) Solaris
9 7 (17.50%) AIX
9 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
9 7 (17.50%) Network Design
10 6 (15.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (15.00%) VMware
11 5 (12.50%) Unix
11 5 (12.50%) VLAN
11 5 (12.50%) WebSphere
11 5 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (10.00%) Puppet
12 4 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (10.00%) OpenShift
12 4 (10.00%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (10.00%) Ansible
12 4 (10.00%) OpenStack
12 4 (10.00%) DevOps
12 4 (10.00%) Salt
12 4 (10.00%) Bluemix

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 5 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (10.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.50%) SAS
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Bluemix
1 4 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (10.00%) IBM Cloud
1 4 (10.00%) OpenShift
1 4 (10.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) DNS
2 5 (12.50%) VLAN
3 2 (5.00%) SAN
4 1 (2.50%) DHCP
4 1 (2.50%) DMZ
4 1 (2.50%) Firewall
4 1 (2.50%) Internet
4 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) DB2
General
1 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Architect
2 4 (10.00%) Active Directory Architect
2 4 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) DB2 DBA
3 3 (7.50%) DBA
3 3 (7.50%) Developer
3 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
3 3 (7.50%) Service Architect
4 2 (5.00%) Applications Developer
4 2 (5.00%) Consultant
4 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (5.00%) Migration Architect
4 2 (5.00%) Migration Specialist
4 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared DBA
4 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Migration Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Systems Integration Project Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Telecoms Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) CSS
2 1 (2.50%) CSS3
2 1 (2.50%) EJB
2 1 (2.50%) Flash
2 1 (2.50%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.50%) HTML
2 1 (2.50%) HTML5
2 1 (2.50%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (2.50%) Java EE
2 1 (2.50%) Java SE
2 1 (2.50%) JMS
2 1 (2.50%) JSP
2 1 (2.50%) Servlets
2 1 (2.50%) Spring
2 1 (2.50%) Struts
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (20.00%) Mainframe
3 4 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (7.50%) Replication
5 2 (5.00%) DataPower
6 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Linux
1 10 (25.00%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) HPUX
2 8 (20.00%) Solaris
3 7 (17.50%) AIX
4 5 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (12.50%) Unix
5 1 (2.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (65.00%) Migration
2 7 (17.50%) Network Design
3 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (10.00%) DevOps
3 4 (10.00%) Time Management
4 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.50%) Project Management
5 2 (5.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.00%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.50%) Change Management
6 1 (2.50%) Data Centre Operations
6 1 (2.50%) Defect Management
6 1 (2.50%) High Availability
6 1 (2.50%) Logistics
6 1 (2.50%) Multithreading
6 1 (2.50%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.50%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) C
1 1 (2.50%) Java
1 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (57.50%) Security Cleared
2 22 (55.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) OCMJD
3 1 (2.50%) OCPJP
3 1 (2.50%) OCPJWCD
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.50%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (10.00%) Ansible
2 4 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (10.00%) Puppet
2 4 (10.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) VMware
2 3 (7.50%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) 3PAR
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco
3 1 (2.50%) EMC
3 1 (2.50%) Intel
3 1 (2.50%) NetApp
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.50%) Sun