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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 66 52 65
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +13
Contract jobs citing IBM 2 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.23% 2.33% 0.87%
As % of the Vendors category 0.52% 4.64% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £400 £383
% change year-on-year
-2.81% +4.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -31.37%
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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
386 496 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 44.88% 50.15% 51.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 252 159
Average daily rate £375 £390 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +20.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 34
Average hourly rate £55.65 £19.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+192.89% +2.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) AIX
2 5 (45.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (36.36%) Open Source
3 4 (36.36%) Cobbler
3 4 (36.36%) Analytics
3 4 (36.36%) Brocade
4 3 (27.27%) UNIX
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 2 (18.18%) Solaris
5 2 (18.18%) Python
5 2 (18.18%) ETL
5 2 (18.18%) ATM
5 2 (18.18%) ISDN
5 2 (18.18%) LAN
5 2 (18.18%) WAN
5 2 (18.18%) SONET
5 2 (18.18%) APPN
5 2 (18.18%) BGP
5 2 (18.18%) IGRP
5 2 (18.18%) X.25
5 2 (18.18%) PPP
5 2 (18.18%) SNA
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Network Design
5 2 (18.18%) Ab Initio
5 2 (18.18%) CCIE
5 2 (18.18%) FDDI
5 2 (18.18%) SMDS

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) ATM
1 2 (18.18%) ISDN
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
1 2 (18.18%) WAN
1 2 (18.18%) SONET
1 2 (18.18%) APPN
1 2 (18.18%) BGP
1 2 (18.18%) IGRP
1 2 (18.18%) X.25
1 2 (18.18%) PPP
1 2 (18.18%) SNA
1 2 (18.18%) FDDI
1 2 (18.18%) SMDS
1 2 (18.18%) Frame Relay
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (9.09%) VLAN
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Server Specialist
1 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Development Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Storage Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Open Source
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) DataPower
3 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) AIX
2 5 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (27.27%) UNIX
4 2 (18.18%) Solaris
5 1 (9.09%) HPUX
5 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Analytics
2 2 (18.18%) ETL
2 2 (18.18%) Network Design
2 2 (18.18%) Line Management
2 2 (18.18%) Resource Management
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (18.18%) CCIE
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (36.36%) Cobbler
3 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Brocade
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Ab Initio
3 1 (9.09%) F5
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco