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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 55 61 72
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +11
Contract jobs citing IBM 70 63 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.89% 2.47% 2.07%
As % of the Vendors category 5.79% 5.11% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 38 27
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £293 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 - £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -
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
1208 1234 1227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 49.81% 48.34% 50.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 564 481
Average daily rate £400 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 43 46
Average hourly rate £21.55 £15.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.03% -27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 May 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
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 May 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
Reading +12 32 £450 +42.29% 6
Bracknell +1 23 £475 +21.79% 1
Maidenhead +5 2 £450 +12.50% 1
IBM
South East

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 44 (37.61%) WebSphere
2 38 (32.48%) Java
3 35 (29.91%) DB2
4 31 (26.50%) SQL
5 29 (24.79%) XML
6 27 (23.08%) HP
7 26 (22.22%) Windows
8 25 (21.37%) AIX
8 25 (21.37%) Linux
9 23 (19.66%) VMware
9 23 (19.66%) HTTP
9 23 (19.66%) Microsoft
10 22 (18.80%) UNIX
11 21 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (17.09%) WebSphere Application Server
13 19 (16.24%) WebSphere MQ
14 18 (15.38%) Middleware
15 17 (14.53%) TCP/IP
15 17 (14.53%) E-Commerce
15 17 (14.53%) DataPower
16 16 (13.68%) Oracle
16 16 (13.68%) HTML
17 15 (12.82%) JavaScript
17 15 (12.82%) JMS
17 15 (12.82%) Apache
17 15 (12.82%) Dell
17 15 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
17 15 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
18 14 (11.97%) High Availability
18 14 (11.97%) Shell Script

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 44 (37.61%) WebSphere
2 20 (17.09%) WebSphere Application Server
3 15 (12.82%) Apache
4 12 (10.26%) IBM HTTP Server
5 9 (7.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 7 (5.98%) Commerce Server
6 7 (5.98%) IIS
7 5 (4.27%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.71%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (1.71%) Node.js
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.85%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.85%) JBoss
9 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (6.84%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.56%) MS Office
3 2 (1.71%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Fredhopper
2 2 (1.71%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (1.71%) Maximo
2 2 (1.71%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.42%) Mimecast
2 3 (2.56%) SaaS
3 2 (1.71%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (19.66%) HTTP
2 17 (14.53%) TCP/IP
3 12 (10.26%) SAN
3 12 (10.26%) SSL
4 9 (7.69%) DNS
5 8 (6.84%) LAN
5 8 (6.84%) WAN
6 7 (5.98%) Firewall
7 4 (3.42%) VPN
8 3 (2.56%) Unified Communications
8 3 (2.56%) Internet
8 3 (2.56%) DHCP
9 2 (1.71%) Broadband
9 2 (1.71%) FTP
9 2 (1.71%) SNA
9 2 (1.71%) APPN
10 1 (0.85%) FCoE
10 1 (0.85%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.85%) 4G
10 1 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (29.91%) DB2
2 12 (10.26%) Big Data
3 8 (6.84%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (6.84%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (5.13%) SAP BW
5 5 (4.27%) SAP HANA
5 5 (4.27%) DbVisualizer
5 5 (4.27%) SAP Data Services
5 5 (4.27%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.56%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.71%) Data Mart
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.71%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.85%) Cognos Query Studio
Development Applications
1 6 (5.13%) LoadRunner
1 6 (5.13%) Introscope
2 5 (4.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.56%) Subversion
4 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.85%) Hudson
4 1 (0.85%) Apache Continuum
4 1 (0.85%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.85%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (0.85%) TestComplete
4 1 (0.85%) Selenium
4 1 (0.85%) Maven
4 1 (0.85%) Xcode
4 1 (0.85%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.85%) Toad
4 1 (0.85%) JDeveloper
4 1 (0.85%) Ant
General
1 13 (11.11%) Finance
2 12 (10.26%) Telecoms
3 11 (9.40%) Retail
4 5 (4.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.85%) Billing
5 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (21.37%) Developer
2 17 (14.53%) Architect
3 14 (11.97%) Analyst
3 14 (11.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (8.55%) Consultant
5 9 (7.69%) Designer
6 8 (6.84%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.98%) Technical Architect
7 7 (5.98%) Test Analyst
8 6 (5.13%) WebSphere Developer
8 6 (5.13%) WebSphere Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Solutions Designer
9 5 (4.27%) Administrator
10 4 (3.42%) Security Consultant
10 4 (3.42%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.42%) Java Developer
10 4 (3.42%) Technical Analyst
11 3 (2.56%) Senior Architect
11 3 (2.56%) SAP Architect
11 3 (2.56%) OSS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (24.79%) XML
2 19 (16.24%) WebSphere MQ
3 18 (15.38%) Middleware
4 16 (13.68%) HTML
5 15 (12.82%) JMS
6 12 (10.26%) SOAP
7 11 (9.40%) Worklight
7 11 (9.40%) WSDL
8 9 (7.69%) CSS
8 9 (7.69%) J2EE
9 8 (6.84%) Ajax
10 5 (4.27%) JSON
10 5 (4.27%) Flash
11 4 (3.42%) .NET
11 4 (3.42%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 3 (2.56%) jQuery
12 3 (2.56%) Java EE
12 3 (2.56%) Spring
12 3 (2.56%) JSF
12 3 (2.56%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.53%) DataPower
2 15 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.55%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.13%) iSeries
5 5 (4.27%) AS400
6 4 (3.42%) Clustering
7 3 (2.56%) EqualLogic
7 3 (2.56%) Frameworx
7 3 (2.56%) Data Integration
7 3 (2.56%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.71%) Replication
8 2 (1.71%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.85%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.85%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.85%) CMDB
9 1 (0.85%) Statistics
9 1 (0.85%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.22%) Windows
2 25 (21.37%) AIX
2 25 (21.37%) Linux
3 22 (18.80%) UNIX
4 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.98%) Solaris
6 6 (5.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 5 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.71%) OS/400
9 2 (1.71%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.71%) SUSE
9 2 (1.71%) i5/OS
9 2 (1.71%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (14.53%) E-Commerce
3 14 (11.97%) High Availability
4 12 (10.26%) ITIL
4 12 (10.26%) Low Latency
5 11 (9.40%) Configuration Management
6 10 (8.55%) TOGAF
6 10 (8.55%) Migration
7 7 (5.98%) Mentoring
7 7 (5.98%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (5.98%) Automated Testing
7 7 (5.98%) Regression Testing
8 6 (5.13%) UML
8 6 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (5.13%) System Testing
8 6 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (4.27%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (4.27%) Data Management
9 5 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.27%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (32.48%) Java
2 31 (26.50%) SQL
3 15 (12.82%) JavaScript
4 14 (11.97%) Shell Script
5 9 (7.69%) Python
6 8 (6.84%) Jython
7 6 (5.13%) ABAP
7 6 (5.13%) Perl
8 3 (2.56%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.56%) Korn
8 3 (2.56%) COBOL
8 3 (2.56%) C
8 3 (2.56%) C#
9 2 (1.71%) C++
9 2 (1.71%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.71%) RPG
10 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.85%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 6 (5.13%) Degree
2 5 (4.27%) IBM Certification
3 4 (3.42%) CISSP
3 4 (3.42%) ISEB
3 4 (3.42%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (3.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.56%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.71%) CIMA
5 2 (1.71%) ACCA
6 1 (0.85%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 15 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.27%) XenServer
3 5 (4.27%) vSphere
4 3 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.71%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 10 (8.55%) Tivoli
2 9 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (4.27%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (2.56%) HP SIM
4 3 (2.56%) vMotion
5 2 (1.71%) Tivoli NetView
5 2 (1.71%) Netcool
5 2 (1.71%) yum
6 1 (0.85%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.85%) Puppet
6 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.85%) Ansible
6 1 (0.85%) HP NNM
6 1 (0.85%) OpenView
Vendors
1 27 (23.08%) HP
2 23 (19.66%) VMware
2 23 (19.66%) Microsoft
3 16 (13.68%) Oracle
4 15 (12.82%) Dell
5 11 (9.40%) SAP
6 10 (8.55%) AppDynamics
7 9 (7.69%) Cisco
7 9 (7.69%) Adobe
8 8 (6.84%) Business Objects
8 8 (6.84%) Symantec
8 8 (6.84%) NetApp
9 7 (5.98%) EMC
10 6 (5.13%) Citrix
10 6 (5.13%) 3PAR
11 5 (4.27%) Red Hat
11 5 (4.27%) Cognos
12 4 (3.42%) Varonis
12 4 (3.42%) Zerto
12 4 (3.42%) Neverfail
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