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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 61 55 83
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +28
Contract jobs citing IBM 60 73 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.39% 2.99% 1.65%
As % of the Vendors category 5.06% 6.23% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 39 29
Average daily rate
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£450 £430 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +12.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £285 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -29.68%
Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1186 1172 1554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 47.33% 48.03% 49.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 433 542
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £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 32 48 62
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £31.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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 29 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 29 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 0 22 £493 +9.44% 7
Slough -3 11 £403 -10.55%
Bracknell +4 8 £425 -
Maidenhead -1 4 £400 -17.94%
IBM
South East

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 40 (34.19%) WebSphere
2 39 (33.33%) Windows
3 36 (30.77%) SQL
4 34 (29.06%) Oracle
5 31 (26.50%) UNIX
5 31 (26.50%) Linux
6 23 (19.66%) Tivoli
6 23 (19.66%) Finance
7 21 (17.95%) DB2
8 20 (17.09%) Solaris
8 20 (17.09%) AIX
9 17 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (13.68%) Microsoft
11 15 (12.82%) .NET
11 15 (12.82%) iSeries
12 14 (11.97%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (11.11%) SQL Server
13 13 (11.11%) Shell Script
13 13 (11.11%) Telecoms
14 12 (10.26%) WebSphere MQ
14 12 (10.26%) Red Hat
14 12 (10.26%) E-Commerce
14 12 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (9.40%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (9.40%) SAP
16 10 (8.55%) ITIL
16 10 (8.55%) DataStage
16 10 (8.55%) Migration
16 10 (8.55%) Clustering
16 10 (8.55%) Oracle Database

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 40 (34.19%) WebSphere
2 7 (5.98%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (5.13%) WebLogic
3 6 (5.13%) Apache
4 4 (3.42%) IIS
5 2 (1.71%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.71%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (0.85%) PegaRULES
6 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 8 (6.84%) MS Office
2 4 (3.42%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.71%) MS Project
4 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.42%) Maximo
3 2 (1.71%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.71%) Oracle BRM
3 2 (1.71%) SAP GRC
3 2 (1.71%) Misys Midas
3 2 (1.71%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.71%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.71%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.85%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.85%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.85%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.84%) SAN
2 7 (5.98%) Internet
3 6 (5.13%) ATM
4 4 (3.42%) FTP
4 4 (3.42%) Firewall
4 4 (3.42%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (2.56%) SONET
5 3 (2.56%) APPN
5 3 (2.56%) SNA
5 3 (2.56%) ISDN
5 3 (2.56%) LAN
5 3 (2.56%) WAN
5 3 (2.56%) Frame Relay
6 2 (1.71%) PPP
6 2 (1.71%) BGP
6 2 (1.71%) IGRP
6 2 (1.71%) X.25
6 2 (1.71%) FDDI
6 2 (1.71%) SMDS
7 1 (0.85%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.95%) DB2
2 13 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 11 (9.40%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (8.55%) DataStage
4 10 (8.55%) Oracle Database
5 6 (5.13%) SQLPlus
6 5 (4.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (4.27%) QlikView
6 5 (4.27%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (3.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (3.42%) IBM InfoSphere
8 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.71%) MS Access
9 2 (1.71%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.71%) SAP BW
9 2 (1.71%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (1.71%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 6 (5.13%) MSI
2 4 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.71%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (1.71%) Toad
3 2 (1.71%) ERwin
4 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
General
1 23 (19.66%) Finance
2 13 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.84%) Retail
4 4 (3.42%) Legal
5 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.71%) Marketing
5 2 (1.71%) Electronics
6 1 (0.85%) Publishing
6 1 (0.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (23.08%) Developer
2 17 (14.53%) Analyst
3 15 (12.82%) Consultant
4 8 (6.84%) Architect
5 7 (5.98%) Project Manager
5 7 (5.98%) WebSphere Developer
6 6 (5.13%) Technical Project Manager
6 6 (5.13%) Administrator
6 6 (5.13%) Technical Manager
7 5 (4.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (4.27%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.27%) Test Manager
8 4 (3.42%) Development Manager
8 4 (3.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (3.42%) Integration Engineer
8 4 (3.42%) Ab Initio Developer
9 3 (2.56%) Test Engineer
9 3 (2.56%) Development Project Manager
9 3 (2.56%) Technical Development Manager
9 3 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.82%) .NET
2 12 (10.26%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (6.84%) HTML
4 6 (5.13%) XML
5 5 (4.27%) CSS
6 4 (3.42%) JDBC
6 4 (3.42%) Web Services
6 4 (3.42%) MSMQ
6 4 (3.42%) Spring
6 4 (3.42%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 3 (2.56%) Middleware
8 2 (1.71%) Web Dynpro
8 2 (1.71%) SAP Smart Forms
8 2 (1.71%) BAPI
8 2 (1.71%) SAP XI
8 2 (1.71%) Flash
8 2 (1.71%) EDI
8 2 (1.71%) MDX
9 1 (0.85%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.85%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.82%) iSeries
2 10 (8.55%) Clustering
3 8 (6.84%) DataPower
4 7 (5.98%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.98%) AS400
5 6 (5.13%) Mainframe
6 5 (4.27%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.56%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (2.56%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.71%) DTV
8 2 (1.71%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.71%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.85%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 39 (33.33%) Windows
2 31 (26.50%) UNIX
2 31 (26.50%) Linux
3 20 (17.09%) Solaris
3 20 (17.09%) AIX
4 12 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (5.13%) Oracle Linux
5 6 (5.13%) Windows XP
6 5 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.42%) zOS
7 4 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.85%) HPUX
8 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (11.97%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (10.26%) E-Commerce
4 10 (8.55%) ITIL
4 10 (8.55%) Migration
5 9 (7.69%) ETL
6 8 (6.84%) Data Management
7 7 (5.98%) TOGAF
7 7 (5.98%) Scrum
8 6 (5.13%) High Availability
9 5 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.27%) Workflow
9 5 (4.27%) Data Modelling
10 4 (3.42%) DSDM
10 4 (3.42%) Project Management
10 4 (3.42%) Six Sigma
10 4 (3.42%) Waterfall
10 4 (3.42%) Kimball Methodology
10 4 (3.42%) Technical Analysis
10 4 (3.42%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (30.77%) SQL
2 13 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 9 (7.69%) Perl
3 9 (7.69%) Java
4 6 (5.13%) AWK
4 6 (5.13%) Korn
4 6 (5.13%) Bash Shell
5 5 (4.27%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.42%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.42%) RPG
6 4 (3.42%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.42%) C
6 4 (3.42%) RPG IV
7 3 (2.56%) C#
7 3 (2.56%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.56%) Python
8 2 (1.71%) SAPscript
8 2 (1.71%) ABAP
8 2 (1.71%) VBA
8 2 (1.71%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 7 (5.98%) Degree
1 7 (5.98%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.27%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.42%) IBM Certification
4 3 (2.56%) CCIE
4 3 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.71%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) CCIP
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.85%) RHCE
6 1 (0.85%) PMP
6 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.56%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.85%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 10 (8.55%) Xen
2 5 (4.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (3.42%) NFS
4 3 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.85%) XenServer
6 1 (0.85%) OCFS2
6 1 (0.85%) Samba
6 1 (0.85%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (19.66%) Tivoli
2 6 (5.13%) Puppet
2 6 (5.13%) Cobbler
3 4 (3.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (2.56%) Netcool
4 3 (2.56%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 3 (2.56%) Nessus
5 2 (1.71%) Netcool/Webtop
5 2 (1.71%) Ionix
6 1 (0.85%) nmon
6 1 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 34 (29.06%) Oracle
2 16 (13.68%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.26%) Red Hat
4 11 (9.40%) SAP
5 9 (7.69%) EMC
6 8 (6.84%) Cisco
7 7 (5.98%) Business Objects
8 6 (5.13%) Sun
8 6 (5.13%) HP
8 6 (5.13%) Ab Initio
9 5 (4.27%) NetApp
10 4 (3.42%) Primavera
10 4 (3.42%) Lotus
10 4 (3.42%) VMware
10 4 (3.42%) Citrix
10 4 (3.42%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.56%) Informatica
11 3 (2.56%) Siebel
12 2 (1.71%) Teradata
12 2 (1.71%) ATG
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