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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 66 63 75
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing IBM 5 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.55% 2.36% 1.03%
As % of the Vendors category 1.20% 4.60% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 11
Average daily rate
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£275 £420 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.52% -4.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.69 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+54.25% -26.80%
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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
418 565 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 46.19% 51.22% 56.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 316 219
Average daily rate £375 £370 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 36
Average hourly rate £18.00 £12.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.99 £11.20 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.60 £15.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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
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 19 December 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 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) AIX
2 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 6 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Open Source
3 4 (25.00%) Cobbler
3 4 (25.00%) Brocade
3 4 (25.00%) Degree
3 4 (25.00%) Analytics
3 4 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco
4 3 (18.75%) UNIX
4 3 (18.75%) Windows
4 3 (18.75%) Ab Initio
4 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (18.75%) DataPower
5 2 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
5 2 (12.50%) Xen
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
5 2 (12.50%) Line Management
5 2 (12.50%) Maximo
5 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 2 (12.50%) Data Management
5 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 2 (12.50%) Nessus

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
1 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 2 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (12.50%) Maximo
2 1 (6.25%) SAP MM
2 1 (6.25%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (12.50%) SONET
1 2 (12.50%) APPN
1 2 (12.50%) BGP
1 2 (12.50%) IGRP
1 2 (12.50%) X.25
1 2 (12.50%) FDDI
1 2 (12.50%) SMDS
1 2 (12.50%) Frame Relay
1 2 (12.50%) PPP
1 2 (12.50%) SNA
1 2 (12.50%) ATM
1 2 (12.50%) ISDN
1 2 (12.50%) LAN
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) VLAN
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
1 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 2 (12.50%) Server Specialist
1 2 (12.50%) Architect
1 2 (12.50%) Developer
1 2 (12.50%) Consultant
1 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
1 2 (12.50%) Development Manager
1 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
2 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (6.25%) Analyst
2 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
2 1 (6.25%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (6.25%) Ab Initio Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Open Source
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) AIX
2 6 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (18.75%) UNIX
3 3 (18.75%) Windows
4 2 (12.50%) Solaris
4 2 (12.50%) zOS
5 1 (6.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Analytics
2 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
2 2 (12.50%) Line Management
2 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 2 (12.50%) Data Management
2 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
2 2 (12.50%) Network Design
2 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) EAM
2 2 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (6.25%) ERP
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Low Latency
3 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) CCIE
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Cobbler
1 4 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) Brocade
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco
3 3 (18.75%) Ab Initio
4 2 (12.50%) Primavera
4 2 (12.50%) Business Objects
4 2 (12.50%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) F5