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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 68 66 77
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs citing IBM 64 59 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.24% 2.12% 1.95%
As % of the Vendors category 4.61% 4.25% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 30 27
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£450 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £266 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £528 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -75.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £27.49
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -27.24%
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
1388 1389 1217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.65% 50.02% 48.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 657 457
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £188 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 64 73
Average hourly rate £18.55 £17.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £11.25 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £31.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 £438 +29.62% 9
Bracknell +9 18 £475 +67.48% 5
Slough +1 4 £494 -
Maidenhead - 2 £350 - 1
IBM
South East

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 34 (31.48%) DB2
1 34 (31.48%) WebSphere
2 30 (27.78%) SQL
3 27 (25.00%) Linux
3 27 (25.00%) HP
4 26 (24.07%) Java
5 25 (23.15%) AIX
5 25 (23.15%) VMware
6 24 (22.22%) XML
7 23 (21.30%) Windows
8 22 (20.37%) HTTP
9 20 (18.52%) Microsoft
10 19 (17.59%) Oracle
11 18 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
11 18 (16.67%) TCP/IP
12 17 (15.74%) WebSphere MQ
12 17 (15.74%) Apache
13 16 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (13.89%) UNIX
14 15 (13.89%) Cisco
14 15 (13.89%) Dell
14 15 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (12.96%) SAN
16 13 (12.04%) Middleware
16 13 (12.04%) DNS
16 13 (12.04%) SOAP
16 13 (12.04%) DataPower
16 13 (12.04%) High Availability
17 12 (11.11%) IIS
17 12 (11.11%) JMS

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 34 (31.48%) WebSphere
2 18 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 17 (15.74%) Apache
4 12 (11.11%) IIS
5 10 (9.26%) IBM HTTP Server
6 8 (7.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 6 (5.56%) Commerce Server
8 3 (2.78%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.93%) JBoss
9 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.93%) SAS
9 1 (0.93%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.93%) Node.js
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.70%) MS Office
3 2 (1.85%) MS Project
4 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.93%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (2.78%) Fredhopper
2 2 (1.85%) Unica
3 1 (0.93%) Maximo
3 1 (0.93%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.70%) Mimecast
2 3 (2.78%) SaaS
3 1 (0.93%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 22 (20.37%) HTTP
2 18 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 14 (12.96%) SAN
4 13 (12.04%) DNS
5 9 (8.33%) LAN
5 9 (8.33%) WAN
5 9 (8.33%) Firewall
6 7 (6.48%) SSL
6 7 (6.48%) Internet
7 6 (5.56%) VPN
8 5 (4.63%) VLAN
8 5 (4.63%) IPsec
8 5 (4.63%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (4.63%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (3.70%) Spanning Tree
9 4 (3.70%) NetScaler
9 4 (3.70%) Cisco ISE
9 4 (3.70%) Network Security
9 4 (3.70%) BGP
9 4 (3.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (31.48%) DB2
2 11 (10.19%) Big Data
3 8 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.56%) SAP BW
5 5 (4.63%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.63%) SAP Data Services
5 5 (4.63%) SAP HANA
6 3 (2.78%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.78%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.78%) DbVisualizer
7 2 (1.85%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.85%) Data Mart
7 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.93%) MySQL
8 1 (0.93%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.93%) DataStage
8 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Introscope
2 4 (3.70%) LoadRunner
3 3 (2.78%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.85%) Subversion
5 1 (0.93%) Ant
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.93%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.93%) Toad
5 1 (0.93%) Maven
5 1 (0.93%) Xcode
5 1 (0.93%) Selenium
5 1 (0.93%) TestComplete
5 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.93%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.93%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (0.93%) Hudson
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Continuum
5 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (10.19%) Finance
2 9 (8.33%) Retail
3 8 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.56%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.85%) Billing
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (16.67%) Developer
2 16 (14.81%) Architect
3 13 (12.04%) Analyst
4 10 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) Consultant
6 8 (7.41%) Administrator
7 7 (6.48%) Technical Architect
8 6 (5.56%) Designer
8 6 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.56%) WebSphere Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Security Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) WebSphere Developer
9 5 (4.63%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.63%) Network Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Security Consultant
10 4 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
11 3 (2.78%) Senior Technical Architect
11 3 (2.78%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.22%) XML
2 17 (15.74%) WebSphere MQ
3 13 (12.04%) Middleware
3 13 (12.04%) SOAP
4 12 (11.11%) JMS
5 11 (10.19%) HTML
5 11 (10.19%) WSDL
6 10 (9.26%) Worklight
7 6 (5.56%) Ajax
7 6 (5.56%) J2EE
7 6 (5.56%) CSS
8 5 (4.63%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 4 (3.70%) Regular Expression
9 4 (3.70%) JSON
9 4 (3.70%) .NET
10 3 (2.78%) Flash
10 3 (2.78%) APPC
11 2 (1.85%) jQuery
11 2 (1.85%) Java EE
11 2 (1.85%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.04%) DataPower
2 10 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.56%) iSeries
4 5 (4.63%) AS400
5 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.78%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.78%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.85%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.85%) Replication
6 2 (1.85%) Clustering
7 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.93%) W3C
7 1 (0.93%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.93%) Statistics
7 1 (0.93%) CMDB
7 1 (0.93%) Frameworx
7 1 (0.93%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.93%) Open Source
7 1 (0.93%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.00%) Linux
2 25 (23.15%) AIX
3 23 (21.30%) Windows
4 15 (13.89%) UNIX
5 6 (5.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (5.56%) SUSE
6 5 (4.63%) Solaris
6 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.70%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (2.78%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.78%) OS/400
8 3 (2.78%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.78%) i5/OS
9 1 (0.93%) HPUX
9 1 (0.93%) Android
9 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (12.04%) High Availability
3 11 (10.19%) E-Commerce
3 11 (10.19%) ITIL
3 11 (10.19%) Low Latency
4 10 (9.26%) Change Management
4 10 (9.26%) Migration
4 10 (9.26%) Configuration Management
5 8 (7.41%) TOGAF
6 7 (6.48%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (6.48%) Mentoring
7 6 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (4.63%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (4.63%) Data Management
8 5 (4.63%) Regression Testing
8 5 (4.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.63%) Project Management
8 5 (4.63%) Line Management
9 4 (3.70%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 30 (27.78%) SQL
2 26 (24.07%) Java
3 11 (10.19%) Shell Script
4 10 (9.26%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.41%) Perl
6 7 (6.48%) Python
7 6 (5.56%) Jython
7 6 (5.56%) ABAP
8 5 (4.63%) C
9 4 (3.70%) COBOL
10 3 (2.78%) RPG
10 3 (2.78%) C#
10 3 (2.78%) Korn
10 3 (2.78%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.85%) C++
11 2 (1.85%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.93%) SAPscript
12 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (3.70%) CISSP
1 4 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (3.70%) IBM Certification
2 3 (2.78%) Degree
3 2 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.85%) ISEB
4 1 (0.93%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.93%) CIMA
4 1 (0.93%) ACCA
4 1 (0.93%) HP APS
4 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 15 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (8.33%) vSphere
3 6 (5.56%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.63%) XenServer
5 4 (3.70%) FreeRADIUS
5 4 (3.70%) Firmware
6 3 (2.78%) PowerHA
6 3 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (7.41%) Tivoli
1 8 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (4.63%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (3.70%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (2.78%) Tivoli NetView
4 3 (2.78%) HP SIM
4 3 (2.78%) vMotion
5 2 (1.85%) yum
6 1 (0.93%) Netcool
6 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.93%) Puppet
6 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.93%) Ansible
Vendors
1 27 (25.00%) HP
2 25 (23.15%) VMware
3 20 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 19 (17.59%) Oracle
5 15 (13.89%) Cisco
5 15 (13.89%) Dell
6 10 (9.26%) AppDynamics
6 10 (9.26%) SAP
7 9 (8.33%) Citrix
8 8 (7.41%) EMC
8 8 (7.41%) Adobe
8 8 (7.41%) Symantec
8 8 (7.41%) NetApp
8 8 (7.41%) Business Objects
9 6 (5.56%) 3PAR
9 6 (5.56%) Cognos
10 5 (4.63%) CheckPoint
10 5 (4.63%) Red Hat
11 4 (3.70%) Varonis
11 4 (3.70%) Zerto
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