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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 80 80 61
Rank change year-on-year
0 -19
Contract jobs citing IBM 43 47 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.69% 1.78% 2.90%
As % of the Vendors category 3.44% 3.73% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 38
Average daily rate £353 £463 £453
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.78% +2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £406
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Average hourly rate - £13.65 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +100.00%
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
1250 1261 1273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 49.19% 47.64% 48.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 608 613
Average daily rate £380 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 31 63
Average hourly rate £27.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £28.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 21 £350 -6.66% 9
Bracknell -13 8 £375 +10.70% 4
Slough +5 7 £353 -29.50% 2
Newbury +11 3 £400 -
Maidenhead +4 1 - - 2
Wokingham - 1 - -
IBM
South East

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 49 (48.04%) WebSphere
2 29 (28.43%) Linux
3 28 (27.45%) VMware
4 24 (23.53%) Unix
5 23 (22.55%) AIX
6 22 (21.57%) DB2
6 22 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (20.59%) Windows
8 20 (19.61%) DataPower
9 19 (18.63%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (17.65%) Microsoft
11 16 (15.69%) HTTP
11 16 (15.69%) Shell Script
11 16 (15.69%) WebSphere MQ
12 15 (14.71%) Middleware
12 15 (14.71%) Oracle
13 14 (13.73%) CSS
13 14 (13.73%) E-Commerce
13 14 (13.73%) HP
13 14 (13.73%) Ab Initio
14 13 (12.75%) SSL
14 13 (12.75%) JavaScript
14 13 (12.75%) Windows Server
15 12 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (11.76%) HTML
15 12 (11.76%) Solaris
15 12 (11.76%) Cisco
15 12 (11.76%) Degree
16 11 (10.78%) Migration
16 11 (10.78%) Mentoring

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 49 (48.04%) WebSphere
2 10 (9.80%) IBM HTTP Server
3 9 (8.82%) OpenStack
3 9 (8.82%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (6.86%) Apache
4 7 (6.86%) JBoss
5 6 (5.88%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (5.88%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.90%) CMS
6 5 (4.90%) Commerce Server
6 5 (4.90%) WebLogic
7 4 (3.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (2.94%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.96%) IIS
10 1 (0.98%) CICS
10 1 (0.98%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.98%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Photoshop
2 5 (4.90%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.94%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.94%) MS Office
4 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Fredhopper
1 4 (3.92%) Magento
2 1 (0.98%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.96%) IaaS
2 2 (1.96%) PaaS
3 1 (0.98%) IBM PureFlex
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.69%) HTTP
2 13 (12.75%) SSL
3 7 (6.86%) Firewall
3 7 (6.86%) FTP
3 7 (6.86%) SSH
4 5 (4.90%) DNS
4 5 (4.90%) SAN
5 4 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (3.92%) Ethernet
5 4 (3.92%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (3.92%) LDAP
5 4 (3.92%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.94%) ATM
6 3 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (2.94%) DHCP
6 3 (2.94%) Unified Communications
6 3 (2.94%) VPN
7 2 (1.96%) IPv6
7 2 (1.96%) SMS
7 2 (1.96%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (21.57%) DB2
2 6 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.92%) IBM InfoSphere
3 4 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.98%) Big Data
5 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.98%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.98%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.98%) OLAP
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.98%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.90%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (2.94%) FishEye
3 3 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.96%) PVCS
5 1 (0.98%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.98%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.98%) Subversion
5 1 (0.98%) Toad
5 1 (0.98%) Xcode
General
1 10 (9.80%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Retail
2 5 (4.90%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.94%) Billing
4 2 (1.96%) Legal
5 1 (0.98%) Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (23.53%) Developer
2 20 (19.61%) Architect
3 12 (11.76%) Analyst
4 8 (7.84%) Consultant
5 7 (6.86%) Applications Support
5 7 (6.86%) Software Engineer
5 7 (6.86%) Team Leader
5 7 (6.86%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (4.90%) Systems Architect
7 4 (3.92%) Ab Initio Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Development Team Leader
7 4 (3.92%) Support Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) BSS Architect
8 3 (2.94%) Hybris Architect
8 3 (2.94%) OSS Architect
8 3 (2.94%) OSS Solutions Architect
8 3 (2.94%) Technical Developer
8 3 (2.94%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.69%) WebSphere MQ
2 15 (14.71%) Middleware
3 14 (13.73%) CSS
4 12 (11.76%) HTML
5 10 (9.80%) JMS
5 10 (9.80%) XML
6 9 (8.82%) Web Services
7 8 (7.84%) J2EE
7 8 (7.84%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 7 (6.86%) Ajax
8 7 (6.86%) SOAP
9 6 (5.88%) HTML5
9 6 (5.88%) jQuery
10 5 (4.90%) JSON
11 4 (3.92%) REST
11 4 (3.92%) Worklight
12 3 (2.94%) AngularJS
12 3 (2.94%) Dojo
12 3 (2.94%) LESS
12 3 (2.94%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.61%) DataPower
2 12 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (10.78%) Data Centre
4 10 (9.80%) Clustering
5 9 (8.82%) Management Information System
6 8 (7.84%) Public Cloud
7 6 (5.88%) Client/Server
7 6 (5.88%) Mainframe
8 5 (4.90%) Cryptography
9 4 (3.92%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (2.94%) Computer Science
10 3 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (2.94%) Frameworx
11 2 (1.96%) Fat Client
11 2 (1.96%) HP Storage
11 2 (1.96%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (1.96%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.98%) Data Integration
12 1 (0.98%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (28.43%) Linux
2 24 (23.53%) Unix
3 23 (22.55%) AIX
4 21 (20.59%) Windows
5 13 (12.75%) Windows Server
6 12 (11.76%) Solaris
7 11 (10.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (4.90%) CentOS
8 5 (4.90%) SUSE
9 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.96%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (13.73%) E-Commerce
3 11 (10.78%) DevOps
3 11 (10.78%) Mentoring
3 11 (10.78%) Migration
4 9 (8.82%) ITIL
5 8 (7.84%) ETL
6 6 (5.88%) Change Management
6 6 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (5.88%) Open Source
7 5 (4.90%) Analytics
7 5 (4.90%) Multithreading
7 5 (4.90%) OO
7 5 (4.90%) Project Management
7 5 (4.90%) SEO
7 5 (4.90%) Software Engineering
7 5 (4.90%) UML
8 4 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.92%) OOP
8 4 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.69%) Shell Script
2 13 (12.75%) JavaScript
3 10 (9.80%) Java
3 10 (9.80%) SQL
4 8 (7.84%) Bash Shell
5 6 (5.88%) AWK
5 6 (5.88%) Korn
5 6 (5.88%) sed
6 4 (3.92%) Perl
6 4 (3.92%) Python
7 3 (2.94%) VB
8 2 (1.96%) C++
8 2 (1.96%) COBOL
8 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.96%) Ruby
9 1 (0.98%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.98%) C#
9 1 (0.98%) JCL
9 1 (0.98%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.98%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (11.76%) Degree
2 7 (6.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (5.88%) CCNA
3 6 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.88%) IBM Certification
3 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.90%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.90%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.92%) MCP
5 4 (3.92%) MCSA
6 2 (1.96%) HNC
6 2 (1.96%) MCSE
6 2 (1.96%) RHCSA
6 2 (1.96%) VCP5
6 2 (1.96%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.98%) CISSP
7 1 (0.98%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) QA
1 4 (3.92%) SLA
2 3 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (18.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.90%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.90%) VMware ESX
3 4 (3.92%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.92%) vSphere
4 3 (2.94%) Docker
4 3 (2.94%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (2.94%) ISA Server
4 3 (2.94%) XenApp
4 3 (2.94%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.96%) NFS
5 2 (1.96%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.96%) Samba
5 2 (1.96%) VMware Server
5 2 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.96%) Xen
5 2 (1.96%) XenServer
6 1 (0.98%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 8 (7.84%) Tivoli
2 4 (3.92%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (2.94%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (2.94%) Packer
3 3 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (2.94%) WSUS
4 2 (1.96%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.96%) MIMEsweeper
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (1.96%) Puppet
4 2 (1.96%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (1.96%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.98%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.98%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 28 (27.45%) VMware
2 18 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 15 (14.71%) Oracle
4 14 (13.73%) Ab Initio
4 14 (13.73%) HP
5 12 (11.76%) Cisco
6 10 (9.80%) CA
7 9 (8.82%) NetApp
8 7 (6.86%) Dell
9 6 (5.88%) Red Hat
9 6 (5.88%) SAP
10 5 (4.90%) EMC
11 4 (3.92%) AppDynamics
11 4 (3.92%) ATG
11 4 (3.92%) Demandware
11 4 (3.92%) Hitachi
11 4 (3.92%) hybris
11 4 (3.92%) Intel
11 4 (3.92%) Intershop
12 3 (2.94%) Veritas
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £520 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 25 days ago