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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 49 39 76
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +37
Contract jobs citing IBM 19 38 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.17% 3.78% 0.72%
As % of the Vendors category 4.69% 7.71% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 21 5
Average daily rate
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£575 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £550 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £19.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+77.21% -36.29%
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Berkshire

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
405 493 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 46.34% 49.10% 55.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 196 209
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £171 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 20
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +52.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014, 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 17 (42.50%) Linux
2 13 (32.50%) AIX
3 12 (30.00%) Windows
3 12 (30.00%) Oracle
3 12 (30.00%) WebSphere
4 9 (22.50%) Clustering
5 8 (20.00%) Solaris
5 8 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (17.50%) DB2
6 7 (17.50%) Cisco
6 7 (17.50%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
7 6 (15.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (15.00%) SAP
7 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (15.00%) SQL
7 6 (15.00%) High Availability
7 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database
8 5 (12.50%) Analytics
8 5 (12.50%) DataPower
8 5 (12.50%) UNIX
8 5 (12.50%) ATM
9 4 (10.00%) Finance
9 4 (10.00%) Xen
9 4 (10.00%) Brocade
9 4 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (10.00%) Citrix
9 4 (10.00%) IBM Certification
9 4 (10.00%) Red Hat

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 12 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Maximo
1 3 (7.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.50%) SAP SRM
2 1 (2.50%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.50%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) ATM
2 4 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (5.00%) ISDN
3 2 (5.00%) LAN
3 2 (5.00%) WAN
3 2 (5.00%) PPP
3 2 (5.00%) SNA
3 2 (5.00%) SAN
3 2 (5.00%) SONET
3 2 (5.00%) APPN
3 2 (5.00%) BGP
3 2 (5.00%) IGRP
3 2 (5.00%) X.25
3 2 (5.00%) FDDI
3 2 (5.00%) SMDS
3 2 (5.00%) Frame Relay
4 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) DB2
2 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database
3 4 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (5.00%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (5.00%) DataStage
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.50%) QlikView
6 1 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.50%) MS Access
6 1 (2.50%) Big Data
6 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Legal
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Consultant
2 7 (17.50%) Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Design Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Security Monitoring Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Server Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Junior
6 2 (5.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Security Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Junior Business Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Designer
7 1 (2.50%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) IBM Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (7.50%) HTML
3 2 (5.00%) XML
3 2 (5.00%) Flash
4 1 (2.50%) XML Schema
4 1 (2.50%) CSS
4 1 (2.50%) JDBC
4 1 (2.50%) Web Services
4 1 (2.50%) Spring
4 1 (2.50%) MDX
4 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Clustering
2 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (12.50%) DataPower
4 4 (10.00%) Open Source
5 2 (5.00%) Mainframe
5 2 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (5.00%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.50%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Linux
2 13 (32.50%) AIX
3 12 (30.00%) Windows
4 8 (20.00%) Solaris
4 8 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (12.50%) UNIX
6 4 (10.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.00%) High Availability
3 5 (12.50%) Analytics
4 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (7.50%) Data Modelling
5 3 (7.50%) EAM
5 3 (7.50%) Asset Management
5 3 (7.50%) Data Management
5 3 (7.50%) TOGAF
5 3 (7.50%) Migration
5 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) Low Latency
6 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.00%) Network Design
6 2 (5.00%) Project Management
6 2 (5.00%) ETL
6 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.00%) ERP
7 1 (2.50%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.00%) Python
3 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.50%) VBA
4 1 (2.50%) C
4 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) IBM Certification
1 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) Degree
3 2 (5.00%) CCIE
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (10.00%) Cobbler
3 3 (7.50%) Nessus
4 2 (5.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Oracle
2 7 (17.50%) Cisco
3 6 (15.00%) SAP
4 4 (10.00%) Business Objects
4 4 (10.00%) Citrix
4 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (10.00%) Brocade
5 3 (7.50%) Primavera
6 2 (5.00%) Qualys
6 2 (5.00%) Talend
6 2 (5.00%) VMware
6 2 (5.00%) Informatica
6 2 (5.00%) NetApp
6 2 (5.00%) HP
7 1 (2.50%) Hitachi
7 1 (2.50%) Endeca
7 1 (2.50%) Google
7 1 (2.50%) Coremetrics
7 1 (2.50%) Ab Initio