The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 27 50 45
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -5
Contract jobs citing IBM 57 20 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.83% 2.29% 3.54%
As % of the Vendors category 11.11% 4.83% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 4 20
Average daily rate
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£450 £534 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.69% +20.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £472 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £610 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +77.21%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
513 414 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 52.45% 47.48% 49.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 190 194
Average daily rate £417 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.20% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £255 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 28
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -44.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £19.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Reading region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Reading

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Reading region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Reading region.

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 58 (65.17%) DataPower
2 45 (50.56%) WebSphere
3 41 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (41.57%) DB2
5 35 (39.33%) WebSphere MQ
6 32 (35.96%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (32.58%) Ab Initio
8 28 (31.46%) JMS
9 22 (24.72%) HTTP
9 22 (24.72%) AIX
9 22 (24.72%) Solaris
10 19 (21.35%) UNIX
11 18 (20.22%) Finance
11 18 (20.22%) High Availability
12 17 (19.10%) Clustering
12 17 (19.10%) Middleware
13 16 (17.98%) Shell Script
13 16 (17.98%) SOAP
14 15 (16.85%) Linux
14 15 (16.85%) Configuration Management
15 14 (15.73%) Windows
15 14 (15.73%) WebSphere Application Server
15 14 (15.73%) ETL
15 14 (15.73%) IBM Certification
15 14 (15.73%) Big Data
15 14 (15.73%) Low Latency
16 13 (14.61%) XML
16 13 (14.61%) Management Information System
17 11 (12.36%) SSL
18 10 (11.24%) TCP/IP

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 45 (50.56%) WebSphere
2 14 (15.73%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (5.62%) IIS
4 1 (1.12%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.12%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.12%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 22 (24.72%) HTTP
2 11 (12.36%) SSL
3 10 (11.24%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.62%) FTP
4 5 (5.62%) SSH
5 4 (4.49%) LDAP
5 4 (4.49%) ATM
6 3 (3.37%) SAN
7 1 (1.12%) IPv6
7 1 (1.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (41.57%) DB2
2 14 (15.73%) Big Data
3 8 (8.99%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.49%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.12%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) ClearQuest
1 3 (3.37%) ClearCase
2 2 (2.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.12%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.12%) Toad
3 1 (1.12%) JDeveloper
3 1 (1.12%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.12%) Maven
3 1 (1.12%) Selenium
3 1 (1.12%) TestComplete
3 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.12%) Hudson
3 1 (1.12%) Apache Continuum
3 1 (1.12%) Gerrit
3 1 (1.12%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.12%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 18 (20.22%) Finance
2 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.12%) Retail
3 1 (1.12%) Billing
3 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (40.45%) Developer
2 16 (17.98%) Ab Initio Developer
3 13 (14.61%) Team Leader
4 12 (13.48%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
4 12 (13.48%) Senior Developer
5 11 (12.36%) Development Team Leader
6 10 (11.24%) Consultant
7 8 (8.99%) Architect
8 7 (7.87%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) Security Consultant
10 3 (3.37%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.37%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.37%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (3.37%) WebSphere Developer
10 3 (3.37%) Java Software Engineer
11 2 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
12 1 (1.12%) Sales Consultant
12 1 (1.12%) Test Engineer
12 1 (1.12%) SAP Project Manager
12 1 (1.12%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (39.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 28 (31.46%) JMS
3 17 (19.10%) Middleware
4 16 (17.98%) SOAP
5 13 (14.61%) XML
6 10 (11.24%) WSDL
7 8 (8.99%) Web Services
7 8 (8.99%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 4 (4.49%) REST
9 3 (3.37%) HTML
9 3 (3.37%) Hibernate
9 3 (3.37%) Spring
9 3 (3.37%) JSF
9 3 (3.37%) Java EE
9 3 (3.37%) Spring MVC
9 3 (3.37%) Spring Web Flow
10 2 (2.25%) WebCenter
11 1 (1.12%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (1.12%) Oracle ADF
11 1 (1.12%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 58 (65.17%) DataPower
2 32 (35.96%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (19.10%) Clustering
4 13 (14.61%) Management Information System
5 6 (6.74%) Client/Server
5 6 (6.74%) Cryptography
5 6 (6.74%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.12%) AS400
7 1 (1.12%) iSeries
7 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.12%) User Experience
7 1 (1.12%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.12%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (24.72%) AIX
1 22 (24.72%) Solaris
2 19 (21.35%) UNIX
3 15 (16.85%) Linux
4 14 (15.73%) Windows
5 1 (1.12%) Android
5 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (46.07%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.22%) High Availability
3 15 (16.85%) Configuration Management
4 14 (15.73%) ETL
4 14 (15.73%) Low Latency
5 9 (10.11%) Unit Testing
6 8 (8.99%) Resource Management
6 8 (8.99%) Migration
7 7 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (7.87%) Software Engineering
8 6 (6.74%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (5.62%) UML
9 5 (5.62%) Data Security
9 5 (5.62%) Mentoring
9 5 (5.62%) Coaching
10 4 (4.49%) Service Management
11 3 (3.37%) MVC
11 3 (3.37%) Project Management
11 3 (3.37%) OO
11 3 (3.37%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.98%) Shell Script
2 9 (10.11%) Java
3 6 (6.74%) SQL
4 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.12%) C#
5 1 (1.12%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 14 (15.73%) IBM Certification
2 5 (5.62%) CISSP
3 4 (4.49%) Degree
4 1 (1.12%) ACCA
4 1 (1.12%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.12%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.12%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.12%) Netcool
Vendors
1 29 (32.58%) Ab Initio
2 7 (7.87%) HP
3 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.74%) CA
3 6 (6.74%) Symantec
4 5 (5.62%) EMC
5 3 (3.37%) Dell
5 3 (3.37%) NetApp
5 3 (3.37%) VMware
6 2 (2.25%) Veeam
6 2 (2.25%) 3PAR
6 2 (2.25%) Varonis
6 2 (2.25%) Zerto
6 2 (2.25%) Neverfail
6 2 (2.25%) Cisco
6 2 (2.25%) Citrix
6 2 (2.25%) Oracle
6 2 (2.25%) SAP
7 1 (1.12%) Cognos
7 1 (1.12%) Adobe
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