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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 2 July 2016 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.

3 months to
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 76 49 55
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +6
Contract jobs citing IBM 47 92 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.01% 3.73% 3.08%
As % of the Vendors category 3.92% 7.22% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 38 38
Median daily rate £475 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £368 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+0.56% +3.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £37.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.02% +14.61%
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
1199 1275 1218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 51.15% 51.64% 49.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 604 545
Median daily rate £400 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 63 34
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £13.25 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.51% +5.71%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing IBM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 July 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bracknell -8 19 £525 +30.03% 1
Reading -38 12 £438 -2.77% 3
Wokingham - 3 - -
Slough +2 2 £375 - 1
Maidenhead -2 1 - - 2
IBM
South East

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for IBM.

1 66 (55.46%) Linux
2 44 (36.97%) Middleware
3 39 (32.77%) DevOps
4 35 (29.41%) WebSphere
5 32 (26.89%) Unix
5 32 (26.89%) Windows
5 32 (26.89%) Jenkins
6 31 (26.05%) Ansible
6 31 (26.05%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (25.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (25.21%) Git (software)
8 29 (24.37%) VMware
9 28 (23.53%) Python
10 27 (22.69%) Windows Server
11 26 (21.85%) Sonatype Nexus
12 25 (21.01%) Vagrant
12 25 (21.01%) Tomcat
12 25 (21.01%) Configuration Management
12 25 (21.01%) Shell Script
12 25 (21.01%) Cisco
13 24 (20.17%) JMS
14 22 (18.49%) WebLogic
14 22 (18.49%) Private Cloud
15 21 (17.65%) RabbitMQ
15 21 (17.65%) Firewall
16 20 (16.81%) SAN
17 19 (15.97%) HP
17 19 (15.97%) Migration
17 19 (15.97%) Fibre Channel
18 18 (15.13%) VMware Infrastructure

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 35 (29.41%) WebSphere
2 25 (21.01%) Tomcat
3 22 (18.49%) WebLogic
4 17 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (6.72%) JBoss
6 4 (3.36%) Apache
7 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.52%) MS Exchange
7 3 (2.52%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.68%) CMS
8 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.68%) IIS
9 1 (0.84%) Confluence
9 1 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.84%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.52%) MS Office
2 2 (1.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.84%) MS Project
3 1 (0.84%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (5.04%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (4.20%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.84%) Magento
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.84%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.84%) Bluemix
3 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.84%) CloudBees
3 1 (0.84%) IaaS
3 1 (0.84%) IBM PureFlex
3 1 (0.84%) Office 365
3 1 (0.84%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.65%) Firewall
2 20 (16.81%) SAN
3 19 (15.97%) Fibre Channel
4 18 (15.13%) Ethernet
5 12 (10.08%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (10.08%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (8.40%) FCoE
7 8 (6.72%) SSL
7 8 (6.72%) TCP/IP
8 7 (5.88%) HTTP
9 5 (4.20%) DNS
10 3 (2.52%) DHCP
10 3 (2.52%) FTP
10 3 (2.52%) SSH
11 2 (1.68%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (1.68%) LDAP
12 1 (0.84%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.84%) NAS
12 1 (0.84%) Network Security
12 1 (0.84%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.40%) IBM InfoSphere
2 7 (5.88%) DataStage
3 6 (5.04%) MySQL
3 6 (5.04%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.52%) DB2
4 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.68%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.84%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.84%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.84%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.84%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.84%) OLAP
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (26.89%) Jenkins
2 30 (25.21%) Git (software)
3 26 (21.85%) Sonatype Nexus
4 25 (21.01%) Vagrant
5 3 (2.52%) ClearCase
5 3 (2.52%) ClearQuest
5 3 (2.52%) Maven
6 2 (1.68%) AppScan
6 2 (1.68%) Metasploit
6 2 (1.68%) Subversion
7 1 (0.84%) Ant
7 1 (0.84%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.84%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.84%) Introscope
7 1 (0.84%) JIRA
7 1 (0.84%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.84%) Serena SBM
7 1 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.84%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.84%) Toad
General
1 15 (12.61%) Retail
2 6 (5.04%) Finance
2 6 (5.04%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.36%) Legal
4 1 (0.84%) Billing
4 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (22.69%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (20.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (13.45%) Architect
4 14 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 11 (9.24%) WebSphere Engineer
6 10 (8.40%) Developer
7 8 (6.72%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 7 (5.88%) Administrator
8 7 (5.88%) NetApp Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) AIX Administrator
9 6 (5.04%) Consultant
9 6 (5.04%) Data Architect
9 6 (5.04%) Data Migration Architect
9 6 (5.04%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Migration Architect
10 5 (4.20%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Cisco Support
10 5 (4.20%) Cisco Support Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) ETL Architect
10 5 (4.20%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (36.97%) Middleware
2 24 (20.17%) JMS
3 21 (17.65%) RabbitMQ
4 18 (15.13%) JSON
5 9 (7.56%) IBM Integration Bus
6 6 (5.04%) XML
7 5 (4.20%) CSS
7 5 (4.20%) Web Services
8 4 (3.36%) .NET
8 4 (3.36%) HTML
8 4 (3.36%) SOAP
9 3 (2.52%) EJB
9 3 (2.52%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (1.68%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.68%) jQuery
10 2 (1.68%) JSP
10 2 (1.68%) LAMP
10 2 (1.68%) REST
11 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 1 (0.84%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.49%) Private Cloud
2 15 (12.61%) Data Centre
3 14 (11.76%) Clustering
4 11 (9.24%) FlexPod
5 10 (8.40%) e-Health
6 7 (5.88%) Driving Licence
7 6 (5.04%) Data Conversion
7 6 (5.04%) DataPower
8 5 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (4.20%) Data Integration
9 4 (3.36%) Client/Server
10 3 (2.52%) FMCG
10 3 (2.52%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.68%) AS400
11 2 (1.68%) Cryptography
11 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (1.68%) Fat Client
11 2 (1.68%) iSeries
11 2 (1.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 66 (55.46%) Linux
2 32 (26.89%) Unix
2 32 (26.89%) Windows
3 30 (25.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (22.69%) Windows Server
5 12 (10.08%) AIX
6 10 (8.40%) Data ONTAP
7 5 (4.20%) Solaris
8 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.84%) CentOS
9 1 (0.84%) Debian
9 1 (0.84%) Fedora
9 1 (0.84%) HPUX
9 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.84%) SUSE
9 1 (0.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.84%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (32.77%) DevOps
2 31 (26.05%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (21.01%) Configuration Management
4 19 (15.97%) Migration
5 16 (13.45%) ITIL
6 15 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (10.08%) ETL
8 9 (7.56%) High Availability
8 9 (7.56%) Mentoring
9 6 (5.04%) Data Migration
9 6 (5.04%) Project Management
10 5 (4.20%) Data Architecture
10 5 (4.20%) E-Commerce
10 5 (4.20%) ERP
11 4 (3.36%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (3.36%) Scrum
12 3 (2.52%) Data Management
12 3 (2.52%) SOA
12 3 (2.52%) Software Engineering
12 3 (2.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (23.53%) Python
2 25 (21.01%) Shell Script
3 9 (7.56%) SQL
4 8 (6.72%) Java
4 8 (6.72%) Perl
5 5 (4.20%) C#
6 4 (3.36%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.52%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.52%) C
7 3 (2.52%) C++
8 2 (1.68%) AWK
8 2 (1.68%) PHP
8 2 (1.68%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.68%) Ruby
8 2 (1.68%) sed
8 2 (1.68%) Tcl
9 1 (0.84%) Delphi
9 1 (0.84%) Jython
9 1 (0.84%) VB
9 1 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (10.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 10 (8.40%) CCNA
3 10 (8.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 10 (8.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (6.72%) MCP
4 8 (6.72%) MCSA
5 7 (5.88%) CCNP
5 7 (5.88%) NCDA
6 5 (4.20%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.68%) CEH
7 2 (1.68%) CISSP
7 2 (1.68%) CRISC
7 2 (1.68%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.68%) HNC
7 2 (1.68%) IBM Certification
7 2 (1.68%) MCSE
7 2 (1.68%) RHCSA
7 2 (1.68%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.68%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.40%) PCI DSS
2 5 (4.20%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (15.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (13.45%) vSphere
3 8 (6.72%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.20%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.52%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.52%) XenServer
6 2 (1.68%) Docker
6 2 (1.68%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.68%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.68%) KVM
6 2 (1.68%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.68%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.68%) XenApp
6 2 (1.68%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.84%) NFS
7 1 (0.84%) Postfix
7 1 (0.84%) qmail
7 1 (0.84%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.84%) Varnish
7 1 (0.84%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 31 (26.05%) Ansible
2 6 (5.04%) Puppet
3 3 (2.52%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.52%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.52%) WSUS
4 2 (1.68%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.68%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.68%) MIMEsweeper
4 2 (1.68%) Nagios
4 2 (1.68%) Nessus
4 2 (1.68%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.68%) Netcool
4 2 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.84%) Cacti
5 1 (0.84%) Plesk
5 1 (0.84%) SCCM
5 1 (0.84%) SCOM
5 1 (0.84%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.84%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (24.37%) VMware
2 25 (21.01%) Cisco
3 19 (15.97%) HP
4 16 (13.45%) Microsoft
5 15 (12.61%) NetApp
6 13 (10.92%) CA
7 10 (8.40%) Dell
8 9 (7.56%) Hitachi
8 9 (7.56%) Intel
8 9 (7.56%) Oracle
9 7 (5.88%) Red Hat
10 6 (5.04%) SAP
11 5 (4.20%) Informatica
11 5 (4.20%) Veritas
12 4 (3.36%) ATG
13 3 (2.52%) Ab Initio
13 3 (2.52%) Citrix
13 3 (2.52%) Remedy
13 3 (2.52%) Symantec
14 2 (1.68%) Juniper