The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 74 68 96
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +28
Contract jobs citing IBM 54 65 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.02% 2.51% 1.01%
As % of the Vendors category 4.17% 5.25% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 20
Average daily rate
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£378 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £265 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Average hourly rate £19.66 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.31% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.69 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+54.25% -26.80%
IBM
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1296 1237 1233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.58% 47.69% 49.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 617 478
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 47 76
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.60 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.21% +3.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.31 £12.45 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Berkshire region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

IBM
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

IBM Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

IBM
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +6 17 £375 -13.04% 4
Slough -17 8 £475 +65.21% 2
Reading 0 5 £275 -34.52% 5
Maidenhead -1 1 £400 -
Newbury - - - -
Windsor - - - - 1
IBM
South East

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM.

1 33 (30.00%) Linux
2 27 (24.55%) Oracle
3 24 (21.82%) iSeries
4 23 (20.91%) SAN
5 22 (20.00%) DB2
5 22 (20.00%) SQL
6 21 (19.09%) WebSphere
7 20 (18.18%) Windows
7 20 (18.18%) Cisco
7 20 (18.18%) HP
8 18 (16.36%) Finance
8 18 (16.36%) VMware
9 17 (15.45%) UNIX
9 17 (15.45%) SQL Server
10 16 (14.55%) AIX
10 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
10 16 (14.55%) Tivoli
11 15 (13.64%) ITIL
11 15 (13.64%) TOGAF
11 15 (13.64%) vSphere
12 14 (12.73%) Mentoring
13 13 (11.82%) Degree
13 13 (11.82%) Internet
13 13 (11.82%) Dell
14 12 (10.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 12 (10.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
15 11 (10.00%) EMC

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (19.09%) WebSphere
2 11 (10.00%) Apache
3 8 (7.27%) IIS
4 3 (2.73%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.73%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.73%) Commerce Server
4 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.82%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.82%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.91%) SAS
6 1 (0.91%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.91%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (0.91%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.91%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 8 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.45%) MS Office
3 1 (0.91%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (3.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.73%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.82%) Misys Midas
3 2 (1.82%) Maximo
4 1 (0.91%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.91%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.91%) Unica Affinium
4 1 (0.91%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (20.91%) SAN
2 13 (11.82%) Internet
3 10 (9.09%) DNS
4 7 (6.36%) HTTP
4 7 (6.36%) BGP
5 6 (5.45%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (5.45%) VLAN
5 6 (5.45%) Firewall
5 6 (5.45%) Broadband
5 6 (5.45%) LAN
5 6 (5.45%) WAN
6 5 (4.55%) Ethernet
6 5 (4.55%) VPN
6 5 (4.55%) SNA
6 5 (4.55%) IPsec
6 5 (4.55%) APPN
6 5 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (4.55%) Network Security
6 5 (4.55%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (4.55%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.00%) DB2
2 17 (15.45%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.36%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.64%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.64%) DataStage
5 3 (2.73%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 7
5 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.91%) MySQL
6 1 (0.91%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.91%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.91%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.91%) Big Data
6 1 (0.91%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.73%) ERwin
2 2 (1.82%) Toad
3 1 (0.91%) Introscope
General
1 18 (16.36%) Finance
2 11 (10.00%) Retail
3 9 (8.18%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.45%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.64%) Billing
6 3 (2.73%) Legal
6 3 (2.73%) Marketing
7 2 (1.82%) Electronics
8 1 (0.91%) Publishing
8 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 38 (34.55%) Architect
2 24 (21.82%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (9.09%) Developer
4 9 (8.18%) Administrator
5 8 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (7.27%) Analyst
6 7 (6.36%) Technical Architect
7 6 (5.45%) Network Engineer
8 5 (4.55%) Security Engineer
8 5 (4.55%) Consultant
8 5 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.55%) OSS Architect
9 4 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (2.73%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (2.73%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (2.73%) Storage Administrator
10 3 (2.73%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 3 (2.73%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 10 (9.09%) Middleware
3 5 (4.55%) Regular Expression
4 4 (3.64%) XML
5 3 (2.73%) APPC
5 3 (2.73%) X-Windows
6 2 (1.82%) .NET
6 2 (1.82%) HTML
6 2 (1.82%) Web Services
6 2 (1.82%) JSP
6 2 (1.82%) SOAP
7 1 (0.91%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.91%) EDI
7 1 (0.91%) Struts
7 1 (0.91%) Servlets
7 1 (0.91%) CSS
7 1 (0.91%) JDBC
7 1 (0.91%) CGI
7 1 (0.91%) SAML
7 1 (0.91%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 24 (21.82%) iSeries
2 11 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.45%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.45%) DataPower
4 5 (4.55%) AS400
4 5 (4.55%) Open Source
5 4 (3.64%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.73%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.82%) CMDB
7 2 (1.82%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.82%) DTV
8 1 (0.91%) Replication
8 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.91%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.91%) Statistics
8 1 (0.91%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 33 (30.00%) Linux
2 20 (18.18%) Windows
3 17 (15.45%) UNIX
4 16 (14.55%) AIX
5 12 (10.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (5.45%) Windows 7
6 6 (5.45%) SUSE
7 5 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.55%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.73%) Solaris
9 3 (2.73%) OS/400
9 3 (2.73%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.73%) zOS
9 3 (2.73%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (2.73%) i5/OS
10 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.82%) HPUX
11 1 (0.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.64%) ITIL
1 15 (13.64%) TOGAF
2 14 (12.73%) Mentoring
3 10 (9.09%) ETL
4 9 (8.18%) Line Management
5 8 (7.27%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (7.27%) Change Management
5 8 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (6.36%) Problem Management
6 7 (6.36%) Technical Analysis
7 6 (5.45%) Systems Analysis
7 6 (5.45%) Enterprise Modelling
7 6 (5.45%) Waterfall
7 6 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.55%) Project Management
8 5 (4.55%) Analytics
8 5 (4.55%) Load Balancing
9 4 (3.64%) Lean Six Sigma
9 4 (3.64%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.00%) SQL
2 7 (6.36%) RPG
2 7 (6.36%) Perl
3 6 (5.45%) C
4 4 (3.64%) RPG IV
4 4 (3.64%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.73%) Python
5 3 (2.73%) COBOL
5 3 (2.73%) Java
5 3 (2.73%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.82%) RPG/400
6 2 (1.82%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.91%) ABAP
7 1 (0.91%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.91%) SAPscript
7 1 (0.91%) AWK
7 1 (0.91%) Jython
7 1 (0.91%) BeanShell
7 1 (0.91%) sed
7 1 (0.91%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 13 (11.82%) Degree
2 3 (2.73%) IBM Certification
2 3 (2.73%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.82%) CCIE
3 2 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.91%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.91%) PMP
4 1 (0.91%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.91%) ISEB
4 1 (0.91%) CIMA
4 1 (0.91%) ACCA
4 1 (0.91%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 15 (13.64%) vSphere
2 11 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.45%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.55%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.55%) Firmware
4 5 (4.55%) FreeRADIUS
4 5 (4.55%) KVM
5 3 (2.73%) Terminal Services
5 3 (2.73%) PowerHA
5 3 (2.73%) DFS Replication
5 3 (2.73%) Xen
6 2 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.91%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.91%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.91%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 16 (14.55%) Tivoli
2 12 (10.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (4.55%) Cobbler
3 5 (4.55%) CA Spectrum
4 4 (3.64%) Netcool
4 4 (3.64%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 3 (2.73%) OpenView
5 3 (2.73%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.73%) Tivoli NetView
5 3 (2.73%) NSN NetAct
5 3 (2.73%) WSUS
6 2 (1.82%) Nessus
7 1 (0.91%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.91%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.91%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.91%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 27 (24.55%) Oracle
2 20 (18.18%) Cisco
2 20 (18.18%) HP
3 18 (16.36%) VMware
4 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
5 13 (11.82%) Dell
6 11 (10.00%) EMC
7 9 (8.18%) CA
8 8 (7.27%) Ab Initio
8 8 (7.27%) Citrix
8 8 (7.27%) SAP
9 7 (6.36%) Cognos
10 5 (4.55%) CheckPoint
10 5 (4.55%) BMC
10 5 (4.55%) Splunk
10 5 (4.55%) Brocade
11 4 (3.64%) ServiceNow
11 4 (3.64%) Huawei
11 4 (3.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 4 (3.64%) Sun
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £13.50 - £13.80 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago