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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 80 61 94
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +33
Contract jobs citing IBM 45 71 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.74% 2.70% 0.89%
As % of the Vendors category 3.62% 5.63% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 11
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£463 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £262 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -35.18%
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
1243 1262 1033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 47.97% 47.97% 48.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 607 401
Average daily rate £375 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 65 70
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £27.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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
Bracknell +15 19 £360 -17.71% 7
Slough -2 13 £500 +73.91% 2
Reading -12 2 £375 -21.05% 5
Maidenhead +5 1 - - 2
Newbury -3 1 - -
IBM
South East

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 35 (30.70%) Linux
2 28 (24.56%) HP
3 26 (22.81%) SQL
3 26 (22.81%) VMware
4 25 (21.93%) DB2
4 25 (21.93%) SAN
5 24 (21.05%) Windows
6 22 (19.30%) iSeries
7 21 (18.42%) WebSphere
7 21 (18.42%) AIX
8 19 (16.67%) Finance
9 18 (15.79%) Oracle
9 18 (15.79%) Cisco
10 17 (14.91%) Microsoft
10 17 (14.91%) DNS
10 17 (14.91%) TOGAF
10 17 (14.91%) vSphere
11 16 (14.04%) Mentoring
11 16 (14.04%) WebSphere MQ
11 16 (14.04%) ITIL
12 15 (13.16%) UNIX
12 15 (13.16%) Tivoli
12 15 (13.16%) Middleware
12 15 (13.16%) Dell
13 13 (11.40%) Internet
13 13 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (10.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 12 (10.53%) SQL Server
14 12 (10.53%) Apache
14 12 (10.53%) HTTP

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (18.42%) WebSphere
2 12 (10.53%) Apache
3 10 (8.77%) IIS
4 7 (6.14%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (5.26%) IBM HTTP Server
5 6 (5.26%) Adobe CQ
6 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.63%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.75%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.88%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.88%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.51%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.75%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.88%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.88%) Unica Affinium
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (21.93%) SAN
2 17 (14.91%) DNS
3 13 (11.40%) Internet
4 12 (10.53%) HTTP
5 11 (9.65%) LAN
5 11 (9.65%) WAN
6 9 (7.89%) Firewall
7 7 (6.14%) BGP
7 7 (6.14%) TCP/IP
8 6 (5.26%) IPsec
8 6 (5.26%) VLAN
8 6 (5.26%) Broadband
8 6 (5.26%) DHCP
8 6 (5.26%) VPN
8 6 (5.26%) SSL
8 6 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (4.39%) Cisco ISE
9 5 (4.39%) NetScaler
9 5 (4.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.93%) DB2
2 12 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (5.26%) SAP BW
5 5 (4.39%) SAP HANA
5 5 (4.39%) SAP Data Services
6 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 7
6 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.75%) DataStage
7 2 (1.75%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.88%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.88%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.26%) Introscope
2 3 (2.63%) ERwin
General
1 19 (16.67%) Finance
2 9 (7.89%) Retail
2 9 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.51%) Billing
5 3 (2.63%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Marketing
6 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 43 (37.72%) Architect
2 23 (20.18%) Solutions Architect
3 13 (11.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (11.40%) Technical Architect
4 11 (9.65%) Administrator
5 8 (7.02%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (7.02%) Developer
6 6 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 6 (5.26%) WebSphere Engineer
6 6 (5.26%) Security Engineer
7 5 (4.39%) OSS Architect
7 5 (4.39%) Development Manager
8 4 (3.51%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.51%) Analyst
8 4 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.51%) Designer
8 4 (3.51%) Senior Architect
9 3 (2.63%) Senior Technical Architect
9 3 (2.63%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.04%) WebSphere MQ
2 15 (13.16%) Middleware
3 6 (5.26%) Worklight
4 5 (4.39%) Regular Expression
5 4 (3.51%) XML
6 3 (2.63%) APPC
6 3 (2.63%) X-Windows
7 2 (1.75%) HTML
7 2 (1.75%) .NET
7 2 (1.75%) JSP
7 2 (1.75%) SOAP
8 1 (0.88%) Apache Camel
8 1 (0.88%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.88%) SPML
8 1 (0.88%) Spring Security
8 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (0.88%) SAML
8 1 (0.88%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.88%) EDI
8 1 (0.88%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.30%) iSeries
2 11 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.39%) DataPower
4 5 (4.39%) Open Source
4 5 (4.39%) AS400
5 3 (2.63%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (2.63%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.63%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.75%) Replication
6 2 (1.75%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.88%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.88%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.88%) CMDB
7 1 (0.88%) Statistics
7 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (30.70%) Linux
2 24 (21.05%) Windows
3 21 (18.42%) AIX
4 15 (13.16%) UNIX
5 10 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (6.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (5.26%) SUSE
7 6 (5.26%) Windows 7
7 6 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (5.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 5 (4.39%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.63%) i5/OS
10 3 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.63%) OS/400
10 3 (2.63%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.75%) Solaris
12 1 (0.88%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.91%) TOGAF
2 16 (14.04%) Mentoring
2 16 (14.04%) ITIL
3 11 (9.65%) Line Management
4 10 (8.77%) ETL
5 8 (7.02%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (6.14%) Change Management
7 6 (5.26%) Migration
7 6 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
7 6 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.26%) Enterprise Modelling
7 6 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (4.39%) Analytics
8 5 (4.39%) Technical Analysis
8 5 (4.39%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.39%) Load Balancing
8 5 (4.39%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.51%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (22.81%) SQL
2 11 (9.65%) Perl
3 9 (7.89%) Java
4 8 (7.02%) Python
4 8 (7.02%) Shell Script
5 6 (5.26%) Jython
5 6 (5.26%) ABAP
5 6 (5.26%) C
6 5 (4.39%) RPG
7 3 (2.63%) COBOL
7 3 (2.63%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.75%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.75%) C#
8 2 (1.75%) C++
8 2 (1.75%) RPG/400
8 2 (1.75%) RPG IV
9 1 (0.88%) sed
9 1 (0.88%) BeanShell
9 1 (0.88%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (9.65%) Degree
2 4 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.63%) IBM Certification
4 2 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.75%) CCIE
4 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) HP APS
5 1 (0.88%) ISEB
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.88%) ACCA
5 1 (0.88%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.75%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 17 (14.91%) vSphere
2 13 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.39%) KVM
4 5 (4.39%) FreeRADIUS
4 5 (4.39%) Firmware
5 4 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.63%) PowerHA
6 3 (2.63%) DFS Replication
6 3 (2.63%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.88%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (13.16%) Tivoli
2 12 (10.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (4.39%) CA Spectrum
3 5 (4.39%) Cobbler
4 3 (2.63%) HP SIM
4 3 (2.63%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (2.63%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (2.63%) OpenView
4 3 (2.63%) Netcool
4 3 (2.63%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 3 (2.63%) Tivoli NetView
4 3 (2.63%) WSUS
4 3 (2.63%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.88%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 28 (24.56%) HP
2 26 (22.81%) VMware
3 18 (15.79%) Oracle
3 18 (15.79%) Cisco
4 17 (14.91%) Microsoft
5 15 (13.16%) Dell
6 10 (8.77%) SAP
6 10 (8.77%) EMC
7 8 (7.02%) CA
8 7 (6.14%) Cognos
8 7 (6.14%) Ab Initio
9 6 (5.26%) Business Objects
9 6 (5.26%) Adobe
9 6 (5.26%) CheckPoint
9 6 (5.26%) AppDynamics
10 5 (4.39%) Splunk
10 5 (4.39%) BMC
10 5 (4.39%) Citrix
10 5 (4.39%) Brocade
11 4 (3.51%) Sun