The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Berkshire region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 60 52 92
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +40
Contract jobs citing IBM 68 73 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.78% 3.03% 1.40%
As % of the Vendors category 5.76% 6.09% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 40 20
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £286 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.15 £25.59 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+37.35% -20.65%
Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1180 1199 1555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.20% 49.73% 49.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 474 523
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 78
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.04 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -4.80%
IBM
South East

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 11 July 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
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 11 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Reading -12 22 £478 +9.14% 9
Bracknell +5 11 £408 -4.11% 1
Slough 0 10 £403 +80.89% 2
Maidenhead 0 3 £400 -17.94%
IBM
South East

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 43 (32.82%) Windows
2 42 (32.06%) WebSphere
3 39 (29.77%) UNIX
4 38 (29.01%) Oracle
5 34 (25.95%) SQL
6 32 (24.43%) Linux
7 29 (22.14%) Finance
8 27 (20.61%) AIX
8 27 (20.61%) Tivoli
9 23 (17.56%) DB2
10 22 (16.79%) Solaris
11 21 (16.03%) Shell Script
11 21 (16.03%) Telecoms
12 20 (15.27%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (14.50%) Microsoft
14 16 (12.21%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (11.45%) WebSphere MQ
16 14 (10.69%) EMC
16 14 (10.69%) Red Hat
16 14 (10.69%) .NET
16 14 (10.69%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (10.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (10.69%) iSeries
17 13 (9.92%) Perl
18 12 (9.16%) SQL Server
18 12 (9.16%) SAP
18 12 (9.16%) E-Commerce
18 12 (9.16%) Clustering
18 12 (9.16%) Degree
19 11 (8.40%) DataPower

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 42 (32.06%) WebSphere
2 8 (6.11%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (4.58%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.82%) Apache
5 4 (3.05%) IIS
6 2 (1.53%) Commerce Server
6 2 (1.53%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.76%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.76%) PegaRULES
7 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (7.63%) MS Office
2 5 (3.82%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.05%) Maximo
2 4 (3.05%) Oracle BRM
3 3 (2.29%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (1.53%) SAP GRC
4 2 (1.53%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.53%) Misys Midas
4 2 (1.53%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.53%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.53%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.76%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.76%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.76%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.11%) SAN
2 7 (5.34%) Internet
3 6 (4.58%) Firewall
3 6 (4.58%) ATM
3 6 (4.58%) FTP
4 4 (3.05%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (2.29%) SONET
5 3 (2.29%) APPN
5 3 (2.29%) SNA
5 3 (2.29%) ISDN
5 3 (2.29%) LAN
5 3 (2.29%) WAN
5 3 (2.29%) Frame Relay
6 2 (1.53%) PPP
6 2 (1.53%) BGP
6 2 (1.53%) IGRP
6 2 (1.53%) X.25
6 2 (1.53%) FDDI
6 2 (1.53%) SMDS
7 1 (0.76%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.56%) DB2
2 14 (10.69%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (9.16%) SQL Server
4 9 (6.87%) Oracle Database
5 8 (6.11%) DataStage
6 6 (4.58%) SQLPlus
6 6 (4.58%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.82%) QlikView
8 4 (3.05%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (3.05%) IBM InfoSphere
9 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.53%) MS Access
10 2 (1.53%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.53%) SAP BW
10 2 (1.53%) BusinessObjects XI
10 2 (1.53%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 6 (4.58%) MSI
2 4 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.53%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (1.53%) ERwin
4 1 (0.76%) Toad
4 1 (0.76%) SoapUI
General
1 29 (22.14%) Finance
2 21 (16.03%) Telecoms
3 11 (8.40%) Retail
4 5 (3.82%) Legal
5 2 (1.53%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.53%) Marketing
5 2 (1.53%) Electronics
6 1 (0.76%) Publishing
6 1 (0.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (24.43%) Developer
2 19 (14.50%) Consultant
3 18 (13.74%) Analyst
4 10 (7.63%) Architect
5 8 (6.11%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.34%) Ab Initio Developer
6 7 (5.34%) WebSphere Developer
7 6 (4.58%) Technical Manager
7 6 (4.58%) Technical Project Manager
7 6 (4.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (4.58%) Administrator
8 5 (3.82%) Business Analyst
8 5 (3.82%) Test Manager
8 5 (3.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (3.05%) Development Manager
9 4 (3.05%) Integration Engineer
10 3 (2.29%) Technical Development Manager
10 3 (2.29%) Technical Leader
10 3 (2.29%) Development Project Manager
10 3 (2.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.45%) WebSphere MQ
2 14 (10.69%) .NET
3 8 (6.11%) HTML
4 6 (4.58%) XML
5 5 (3.82%) CSS
6 4 (3.05%) JDBC
6 4 (3.05%) MSMQ
6 4 (3.05%) Spring
6 4 (3.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 3 (2.29%) Middleware
7 3 (2.29%) Web Services
8 2 (1.53%) Flash
8 2 (1.53%) Web Dynpro
8 2 (1.53%) SAP Smart Forms
8 2 (1.53%) BAPI
8 2 (1.53%) SAP XI
8 2 (1.53%) EDI
8 2 (1.53%) MDX
9 1 (0.76%) XPages
9 1 (0.76%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.69%) iSeries
2 12 (9.16%) Clustering
3 11 (8.40%) DataPower
4 7 (5.34%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.34%) AS400
5 6 (4.58%) Mainframe
6 5 (3.82%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.29%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (2.29%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.53%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.53%) DTV
8 2 (1.53%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (32.82%) Windows
2 39 (29.77%) UNIX
3 32 (24.43%) Linux
4 27 (20.61%) AIX
5 22 (16.79%) Solaris
6 14 (10.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (6.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.58%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (4.58%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.05%) zOS
10 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.27%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (12.21%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (9.16%) E-Commerce
4 11 (8.40%) Migration
5 9 (6.87%) ETL
5 9 (6.87%) ITIL
6 8 (6.11%) Data Management
7 7 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (5.34%) Scrum
7 7 (5.34%) Data Modelling
8 6 (4.58%) TOGAF
8 6 (4.58%) Software Engineering
8 6 (4.58%) High Availability
9 5 (3.82%) Workflow
10 4 (3.05%) CRM
10 4 (3.05%) Change Management
10 4 (3.05%) Configuration Management
10 4 (3.05%) Project Management
10 4 (3.05%) Dimensional Modelling
10 4 (3.05%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 34 (25.95%) SQL
2 21 (16.03%) Shell Script
3 13 (9.92%) Perl
4 9 (6.87%) C
4 9 (6.87%) Java
5 6 (4.58%) AWK
5 6 (4.58%) Korn
5 6 (4.58%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.82%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.05%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.29%) C#
8 3 (2.29%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.29%) RPG
8 3 (2.29%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.29%) Python
8 3 (2.29%) RPG IV
9 2 (1.53%) RPG/400
9 2 (1.53%) SAPscript
9 2 (1.53%) ABAP
9 2 (1.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (9.16%) Degree
2 8 (6.11%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.05%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.05%) IBM Certification
5 3 (2.29%) RHCE
5 3 (2.29%) CCIE
5 3 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.76%) CCIP
6 1 (0.76%) PMP
6 1 (0.76%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.29%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.53%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) SLA
3 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.76%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (7.63%) Xen
2 7 (5.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 5 (3.82%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (3.05%) NFS
5 2 (1.53%) KVM
5 2 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.76%) XenServer
6 1 (0.76%) OCFS2
6 1 (0.76%) Samba
6 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (20.61%) Tivoli
2 7 (5.34%) Netcool
2 7 (5.34%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 7 (5.34%) Netcool/Webtop
2 7 (5.34%) Ionix
3 6 (4.58%) Puppet
3 6 (4.58%) Cobbler
4 3 (2.29%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (2.29%) Nessus
5 2 (1.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.76%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.76%) nmon
Vendors
1 38 (29.01%) Oracle
2 19 (14.50%) Microsoft
3 14 (10.69%) EMC
3 14 (10.69%) Red Hat
4 12 (9.16%) SAP
5 11 (8.40%) Ab Initio
6 10 (7.63%) Business Objects
7 8 (6.11%) Cisco
8 7 (5.34%) HP
9 6 (4.58%) Sun
9 6 (4.58%) SolarWinds
10 5 (3.82%) Siebel
10 5 (3.82%) Lotus
10 5 (3.82%) NetApp
11 4 (3.05%) Informatica
11 4 (3.05%) Primavera
11 4 (3.05%) VMware
11 4 (3.05%) Teradata
11 4 (3.05%) Citrix
11 4 (3.05%) Unica