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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 71 43 83
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +40
Contract jobs citing IBM 52 99 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.13% 3.88% 1.75%
As % of the Vendors category 4.64% 7.87% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 54 27
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +17.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £325 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £408 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.06% +8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.76 £19.50 £30.70
% change year-on-year
+57.75% -36.48%
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
1121 1258 1619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 45.83% 49.29% 51.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 495 544
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 47 50
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.00 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 £30.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 -15 13 £625 +38.88% 5
Bracknell +4 5 £330 +9.54% 2
Slough -19 4 - - 3
Maidenhead -1 2 £400 -17.94% 1
Newbury 0 1 - -
IBM
South East

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 43 (34.68%) Linux
2 38 (30.65%) Windows
2 38 (30.65%) WebSphere
3 34 (27.42%) SQL
4 33 (26.61%) Oracle
5 30 (24.19%) UNIX
6 28 (22.58%) iSeries
7 21 (16.94%) AIX
7 21 (16.94%) Microsoft
8 20 (16.13%) DB2
8 20 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (13.71%) Finance
9 17 (13.71%) Tivoli
9 17 (13.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (12.90%) Solaris
11 15 (12.10%) ITIL
11 15 (12.10%) SQL Server
12 14 (11.29%) .NET
12 14 (11.29%) WebSphere MQ
13 13 (10.48%) HP
13 13 (10.48%) SAN
13 13 (10.48%) TOGAF
14 12 (9.68%) Cisco
14 12 (9.68%) Red Hat
15 11 (8.87%) EMC
15 11 (8.87%) E-Commerce
15 11 (8.87%) Degree
15 11 (8.87%) Cobbler
16 10 (8.06%) Xen
16 10 (8.06%) Analytical Skills

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 38 (30.65%) WebSphere
2 7 (5.65%) Apache
3 6 (4.84%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (4.84%) IIS
4 5 (4.03%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.42%) MQSeries
5 3 (2.42%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (0.81%) PegaRULES
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (3.23%) MS Office
1 4 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.61%) MS Project
3 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.23%) Maximo
3 3 (2.42%) Misys Midas
4 2 (1.61%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.61%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.61%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.61%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.81%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.81%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.48%) SAN
2 10 (8.06%) Internet
3 6 (4.84%) ATM
4 4 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (2.42%) Frame Relay
5 3 (2.42%) ISDN
5 3 (2.42%) LAN
5 3 (2.42%) WAN
5 3 (2.42%) SNA
5 3 (2.42%) SONET
5 3 (2.42%) APPN
5 3 (2.42%) BGP
6 2 (1.61%) IGRP
6 2 (1.61%) X.25
6 2 (1.61%) DNS
6 2 (1.61%) HTTP
6 2 (1.61%) PPP
6 2 (1.61%) FDDI
6 2 (1.61%) SMDS
6 2 (1.61%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.13%) DB2
2 15 (12.10%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (6.45%) DataStage
4 7 (5.65%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.84%) SQLPlus
6 5 (4.03%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.42%) QlikView
7 3 (2.42%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.61%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.81%) MySQL
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.81%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 6 (4.84%) MSI
2 3 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.42%) ERwin
3 2 (1.61%) Toad
General
1 17 (13.71%) Finance
2 8 (6.45%) Retail
3 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.42%) Legal
4 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.61%) Electronics
4 2 (1.61%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Billing
5 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (19.35%) Architect
1 24 (19.35%) Developer
2 15 (12.10%) Solutions Architect
3 13 (10.48%) Consultant
4 11 (8.87%) Analyst
5 7 (5.65%) WebSphere Developer
6 6 (4.84%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.03%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.03%) Test Manager
7 5 (4.03%) Technical Project Manager
7 5 (4.03%) Administrator
7 5 (4.03%) Technical Manager
8 4 (3.23%) Integration Engineer
8 4 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.23%) Technical Architect
9 3 (2.42%) Design Engineer
9 3 (2.42%) Development Manager
9 3 (2.42%) Server Specialist
9 3 (2.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (2.42%) Development Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.29%) .NET
1 14 (11.29%) WebSphere MQ
2 9 (7.26%) Middleware
3 6 (4.84%) XML
3 6 (4.84%) HTML
4 5 (4.03%) MSMQ
4 5 (4.03%) CSS
5 4 (3.23%) JDBC
5 4 (3.23%) Spring
6 3 (2.42%) Web Services
6 3 (2.42%) EDI
7 2 (1.61%) Web Dynpro
7 2 (1.61%) SAP Smart Forms
7 2 (1.61%) BAPI
7 2 (1.61%) SAP XI
8 1 (0.81%) JRules
8 1 (0.81%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.81%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.81%) CGI
8 1 (0.81%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.58%) iSeries
2 10 (8.06%) Clustering
2 10 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.45%) AS400
4 5 (4.03%) Open Source
4 5 (4.03%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.03%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.03%) DataPower
5 4 (3.23%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.42%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.61%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.61%) User Experience
7 2 (1.61%) DTV
8 1 (0.81%) Firmware
8 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.81%) CMDB
8 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 43 (34.68%) Linux
2 38 (30.65%) Windows
3 30 (24.19%) UNIX
4 21 (16.94%) AIX
5 17 (13.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (12.90%) Solaris
7 7 (5.65%) Oracle Linux
8 6 (4.84%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.23%) zOS
10 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.61%) SUSE
10 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.81%) HPUX
11 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (12.10%) ITIL
3 13 (10.48%) TOGAF
4 11 (8.87%) E-Commerce
5 10 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (7.26%) Migration
7 8 (6.45%) Data Management
7 8 (6.45%) ETL
8 7 (5.65%) Mentoring
9 6 (4.84%) Technical Analysis
9 6 (4.84%) High Availability
9 6 (4.84%) Problem Management
10 5 (4.03%) Systems Analysis
10 5 (4.03%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (4.03%) Lean Six Sigma
10 5 (4.03%) Enterprise Modelling
10 5 (4.03%) Waterfall
10 5 (4.03%) Kimball Methodology
10 5 (4.03%) Analytics
10 5 (4.03%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (27.42%) SQL
2 8 (6.45%) Java
2 8 (6.45%) Shell Script
3 7 (5.65%) Perl
4 6 (4.84%) AWK
4 6 (4.84%) Korn
4 6 (4.84%) Bash Shell
5 5 (4.03%) RPG
5 5 (4.03%) RPG IV
5 5 (4.03%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.42%) C#
6 3 (2.42%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.42%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.42%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.42%) Python
6 3 (2.42%) RPG/400
7 2 (1.61%) SAPscript
7 2 (1.61%) ABAP
7 2 (1.61%) C
8 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (8.87%) Degree
2 6 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.23%) IBM Certification
3 4 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.42%) CCIE
4 3 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.61%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.81%) CCIP
6 1 (0.81%) RHCE
6 1 (0.81%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.81%) PMP
6 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.42%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.81%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (8.06%) Xen
2 7 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.03%) vSphere
4 4 (3.23%) NFS
5 3 (2.42%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (2.42%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.61%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.61%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.61%) KVM
7 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.81%) Samba
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.81%) XenServer
7 1 (0.81%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.81%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.81%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 17 (13.71%) Tivoli
2 11 (8.87%) Cobbler
3 8 (6.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (4.84%) Puppet
5 3 (2.42%) Nessus
6 2 (1.61%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.81%) OpenView
7 1 (0.81%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.81%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.81%) nmon
7 1 (0.81%) WSUS
7 1 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.81%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.81%) Netcool
7 1 (0.81%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 33 (26.61%) Oracle
2 21 (16.94%) Microsoft
3 13 (10.48%) HP
4 12 (9.68%) Cisco
4 12 (9.68%) Red Hat
5 11 (8.87%) EMC
6 10 (8.06%) SAP
6 10 (8.06%) VMware
7 8 (6.45%) Sun
8 5 (4.03%) Dell
8 5 (4.03%) Brocade
8 5 (4.03%) Lotus
8 5 (4.03%) Citrix
8 5 (4.03%) NetApp
9 4 (3.23%) Primavera
10 3 (2.42%) ATG
10 3 (2.42%) CA
10 3 (2.42%) Business Objects
10 3 (2.42%) hybris
10 3 (2.42%) ServiceNow
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