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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 59 44 87
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +43
Contract jobs citing IBM 9 35 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.06% 3.42% 0.79%
As % of the Vendors category 2.27% 6.76% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 21 8
Average daily rate
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£625 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +5.88%
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 £31.53 £19.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+61.66% -37.09%
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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
397 518 790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 46.65% 50.68% 57.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 223 229
Average daily rate £395 £385 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% +13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 20 20
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -33.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.25 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £45.00 £25.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 23 September 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 15 (48.39%) Linux
2 12 (38.71%) AIX
3 11 (35.48%) Windows
4 10 (32.26%) WebSphere
5 9 (29.03%) Clustering
5 9 (29.03%) Oracle
6 8 (25.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (22.58%) Solaris
8 6 (19.35%) DB2
8 6 (19.35%) Cisco
8 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
8 6 (19.35%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (19.35%) High Availability
8 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (16.13%) DataPower
9 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (16.13%) ATM
10 4 (12.90%) Apache
10 4 (12.90%) Citrix
10 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
10 4 (12.90%) UNIX
10 4 (12.90%) WebLogic
10 4 (12.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (12.90%) IBM Certification
10 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
10 4 (12.90%) zOS
10 4 (12.90%) Xen
10 4 (12.90%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (12.90%) Brocade
10 4 (12.90%) Open Source

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 10 (32.26%) WebSphere
2 4 (12.90%) WebLogic
2 4 (12.90%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Maximo
1 3 (9.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.23%) SAP SRM
2 1 (3.23%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) ATM
2 4 (12.90%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (6.45%) ISDN
3 2 (6.45%) LAN
3 2 (6.45%) WAN
3 2 (6.45%) PPP
3 2 (6.45%) SNA
3 2 (6.45%) SONET
3 2 (6.45%) APPN
3 2 (6.45%) BGP
3 2 (6.45%) IGRP
3 2 (6.45%) X.25
3 2 (6.45%) FDDI
3 2 (6.45%) SMDS
3 2 (6.45%) Frame Relay
4 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) DB2
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
3 3 (9.68%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.23%) Big Data
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
General
1 3 (9.68%) Legal
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Consultant
2 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Design Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Security Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Security Monitoring Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Server Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Security Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Junior Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Junior
6 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (3.23%) Spring
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) CSS
2 1 (3.23%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Clustering
2 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
2 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (16.13%) DataPower
4 4 (12.90%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Linux
2 12 (38.71%) AIX
3 11 (35.48%) Windows
4 8 (25.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (22.58%) Solaris
6 4 (12.90%) UNIX
6 4 (12.90%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) High Availability
2 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.90%) Analytics
4 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
4 3 (9.68%) Data Management
4 3 (9.68%) TOGAF
4 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
4 3 (9.68%) EAM
5 2 (6.45%) Network Design
5 2 (6.45%) Project Management
5 2 (6.45%) Migration
5 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.23%) Low Latency
6 1 (3.23%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (3.23%) Requirements Management
6 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.23%) Benchmarking
6 1 (3.23%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) Java
1 2 (6.45%) Python
2 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) IBM Certification
2 3 (9.68%) Degree
3 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) CCIE
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 4 (12.90%) Cobbler
2 3 (9.68%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Oracle
2 6 (19.35%) Cisco
3 4 (12.90%) Citrix
3 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
3 4 (12.90%) Brocade
4 3 (9.68%) Primavera
4 3 (9.68%) Business Objects
4 3 (9.68%) SAP
5 2 (6.45%) HP
5 2 (6.45%) Qualys
6 1 (3.23%) Ab Initio
6 1 (3.23%) Hitachi