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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 44 52 62
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Contract jobs citing IBM 83 81 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.78% 3.25% 2.70%
As % of the Vendors category 7.64% 6.48% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 54 36
Median daily rate £425 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £423 £420
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £31.44 £29.51
% change year-on-year
+15.29% +6.53%
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
1087 1250 1109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 49.45% 50.20% 45.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 673 503
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 59 49
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.67% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Reading +1 24 £435 -5.94% 6
Bracknell -1 24 £500 +23.83%
Wokingham - 14 £388 -
Slough +4 4 - - 1
Maidenhead - 2 £435 - 1
IBM
South East

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 57 (43.18%) Linux
2 51 (38.64%) Unix
3 45 (34.09%) Shell Script
4 43 (32.58%) DevOps
5 39 (29.55%) Configuration Management
6 36 (27.27%) Middleware
6 36 (27.27%) Jenkins
7 33 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 32 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (24.24%) Ansible
8 32 (24.24%) JSON
9 27 (20.45%) Python
10 24 (18.18%) Windows
10 24 (18.18%) AIX
10 24 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (18.18%) Sonatype Nexus
11 23 (17.42%) Private Cloud
11 23 (17.42%) RabbitMQ
11 23 (17.42%) WebLogic
11 23 (17.42%) SQL
11 23 (17.42%) JMS
11 23 (17.42%) Tomcat
12 22 (16.67%) Vagrant
13 21 (15.91%) SAN
14 20 (15.15%) HP
15 19 (14.39%) ITIL
15 19 (14.39%) WebSphere
16 17 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (12.88%) HTML
17 16 (12.12%) DB2

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 23 (17.42%) Tomcat
1 23 (17.42%) WebLogic
2 19 (14.39%) WebSphere
3 14 (10.61%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (5.30%) Apache
4 7 (5.30%) Commerce Server
4 7 (5.30%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (2.27%) CMS
5 3 (2.27%) SAS
6 2 (1.52%) JBoss
6 2 (1.52%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (4.55%) MS Office
2 3 (2.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.76%) MS Project
3 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Fredhopper
2 3 (2.27%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (2.27%) Unica
3 1 (0.76%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.76%) Maximo
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.76%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.76%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.52%) Bluemix
2 2 (1.52%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.76%) IaaS
3 1 (0.76%) IBM PureFlex
3 1 (0.76%) Office 365
3 1 (0.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.91%) SAN
2 11 (8.33%) Firewall
3 9 (6.82%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (6.06%) Ethernet
5 7 (5.30%) FCoE
6 6 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.27%) DNS
7 3 (2.27%) FTP
7 3 (2.27%) LAN
7 3 (2.27%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.27%) VoIP
7 3 (2.27%) WAN
8 2 (1.52%) MPLS
8 2 (1.52%) PuTTY
8 2 (1.52%) SMS
8 2 (1.52%) SSL
9 1 (0.76%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.12%) DB2
2 2 (1.52%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.76%) DataStage
3 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.76%) MySQL
3 1 (0.76%) Neo4j
3 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.76%) Redis
3 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 36 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 33 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 24 (18.18%) Sonatype Nexus
4 22 (16.67%) Vagrant
5 11 (8.33%) ClearCase
6 10 (7.58%) ClearQuest
7 8 (6.06%) Maven
8 6 (4.55%) Selenium
8 6 (4.55%) Subversion
9 5 (3.79%) Ant
10 4 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (2.27%) JUnit
12 2 (1.52%) Eclipse
12 2 (1.52%) SoapUI
12 2 (1.52%) Toad
13 1 (0.76%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.76%) Dreamweaver
13 1 (0.76%) Rational Functional Tester
13 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (10.61%) Retail
2 9 (6.82%) Finance
3 6 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.79%) Law
5 4 (3.03%) Marketing
6 2 (1.52%) Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Legal
7 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (20.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (18.94%) Architect
3 17 (12.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (11.36%) Consultant
5 10 (7.58%) Analyst
5 10 (7.58%) Developer
6 9 (6.82%) Test Architect
7 8 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.06%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.30%) Administrator
8 7 (5.30%) Configuration Manager
9 6 (4.55%) DevOps Architect
9 6 (4.55%) Test Automation Architect
9 6 (4.55%) Test Manager
9 6 (4.55%) WebSphere Engineer
10 5 (3.79%) NetApp Engineer
10 5 (3.79%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (3.03%) AIX Administrator
11 4 (3.03%) DevOps Consultant
11 4 (3.03%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (27.27%) Middleware
2 32 (24.24%) JSON
3 23 (17.42%) JMS
3 23 (17.42%) RabbitMQ
4 17 (12.88%) HTML
5 12 (9.09%) Ajax
6 11 (8.33%) CSS
6 11 (8.33%) XML
7 7 (5.30%) Worklight
8 6 (4.55%) CGI
9 5 (3.79%) .NET
9 5 (3.79%) J2EE
9 5 (3.79%) Web Services
10 4 (3.03%) Spring
11 3 (2.27%) Apache Camel
11 3 (2.27%) jQuery
11 3 (2.27%) REST
11 3 (2.27%) SOAP
12 2 (1.52%) Apache CXF
12 2 (1.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.42%) Private Cloud
2 16 (12.12%) Data Centre
3 11 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.30%) Clustering
4 7 (5.30%) FlexPod
4 7 (5.30%) Mainframe
5 6 (4.55%) e-Health
5 6 (4.55%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (3.03%) AS400
6 4 (3.03%) iSeries
7 3 (2.27%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.27%) EMC VNX
7 3 (2.27%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.52%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.52%) FMCG
8 2 (1.52%) User Experience
9 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (43.18%) Linux
2 51 (38.64%) Unix
3 24 (18.18%) AIX
3 24 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 24 (18.18%) Windows
4 15 (11.36%) Windows Server
5 12 (9.09%) Solaris
6 6 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 6 (4.55%) Data ONTAP
7 3 (2.27%) Android
8 1 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (32.58%) DevOps
2 39 (29.55%) Configuration Management
3 32 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (14.39%) ITIL
5 17 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 10 (7.58%) Mentoring
7 10 (7.58%) SOA
8 9 (6.82%) Migration
8 9 (6.82%) Mobile First
9 8 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (4.55%) High Availability
11 5 (3.79%) Change Management
11 5 (3.79%) Functional Testing
12 4 (3.03%) ETL
12 4 (3.03%) Release Management
13 3 (2.27%) Automation Testing
13 3 (2.27%) Campaign Management
13 3 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
13 3 (2.27%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 45 (34.09%) Shell Script
2 27 (20.45%) Python
3 23 (17.42%) SQL
4 12 (9.09%) Java
5 11 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.33%) Perl
6 4 (3.03%) VBScript
7 2 (1.52%) Tcl
7 2 (1.52%) VBA
8 1 (0.76%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.76%) C#
8 1 (0.76%) COBOL
8 1 (0.76%) PHP
8 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 5 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.27%) CCNP
4 3 (2.27%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.27%) NCDA
4 3 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.52%) CCNA
5 2 (1.52%) Degree
5 2 (1.52%) MCP
5 2 (1.52%) MCSA
5 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.76%) CISSP
6 1 (0.76%) SANS
6 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.76%) SSCP
6 1 (0.76%) VCAP
6 1 (0.76%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.55%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.79%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (7.58%) vSphere
2 8 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.27%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.76%) vCloud
5 1 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (24.24%) Ansible
2 7 (5.30%) Tivoli
3 6 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (3.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.03%) Puppet
6 3 (2.27%) Netcool
7 2 (1.52%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.76%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.76%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (0.76%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.76%) Kibana
8 1 (0.76%) logstash
8 1 (0.76%) QRadar
8 1 (0.76%) RSA enVision
8 1 (0.76%) SCCM
8 1 (0.76%) SnapMirror
8 1 (0.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (15.15%) HP
2 16 (12.12%) Cisco
2 16 (12.12%) VMware
3 15 (11.36%) NetApp
3 15 (11.36%) Oracle
4 9 (6.82%) CA
5 8 (6.06%) Splunk
6 7 (5.30%) Microsoft
7 5 (3.79%) AppDynamics
8 4 (3.03%) EMC
9 3 (2.27%) Alterian
9 3 (2.27%) BMC
9 3 (2.27%) CommVault
9 3 (2.27%) Epiphany
9 3 (2.27%) Intel
9 3 (2.27%) Veritas
10 2 (1.52%) Brocade
10 2 (1.52%) Ericsson
10 2 (1.52%) Hitachi
10 2 (1.52%) Sitecore