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 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 29 46 48
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +2
Contract jobs citing IBM 46 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.96% 2.44% 3.11%
As % of the Vendors category 9.33% 5.08% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 7 14
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£450 £493 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% +9.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £265 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £595 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £31.25 £24.05
% change year-on-year
-10.40% +29.96%
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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
493 433 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 53.13% 48.06% 51.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 174 187
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 29
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -37.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.25 £12.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £19.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 July 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 29 July 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 42 (53.16%) DataPower
2 34 (43.04%) WebSphere
3 31 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (36.71%) DB2
5 27 (34.18%) WebSphere MQ
6 23 (29.11%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (26.58%) Ab Initio
7 21 (26.58%) JMS
8 19 (24.05%) High Availability
9 17 (21.52%) AIX
9 17 (21.52%) Solaris
10 16 (20.25%) Configuration Management
11 14 (17.72%) Clustering
11 14 (17.72%) UNIX
11 14 (17.72%) HTTP
11 14 (17.72%) Big Data
11 14 (17.72%) Low Latency
12 13 (16.46%) XML
12 13 (16.46%) Linux
13 12 (15.19%) Windows
13 12 (15.19%) WebSphere Application Server
13 12 (15.19%) Finance
14 11 (13.92%) Management Information System
14 11 (13.92%) Shell Script
14 11 (13.92%) SOAP
14 11 (13.92%) ETL
14 11 (13.92%) IBM Certification
15 10 (12.66%) HP
15 10 (12.66%) TCP/IP
15 10 (12.66%) WSDL

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 34 (43.04%) WebSphere
2 12 (15.19%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (5.06%) IIS
4 1 (1.27%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.72%) HTTP
2 10 (12.66%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.80%) SSL
4 2 (2.53%) SAN
5 1 (1.27%) ATM
5 1 (1.27%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (36.71%) DB2
2 14 (17.72%) Big Data
3 7 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.06%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.27%) Cognos Query Studio
5 1 (1.27%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 1 (1.27%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (1.27%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (1.27%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) ClearQuest
1 3 (3.80%) ClearCase
2 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.27%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.27%) Toad
3 1 (1.27%) JDeveloper
3 1 (1.27%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.27%) Maven
3 1 (1.27%) Selenium
3 1 (1.27%) TestComplete
3 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.27%) Hudson
3 1 (1.27%) Apache Continuum
3 1 (1.27%) Gerrit
3 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.27%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 12 (15.19%) Finance
2 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.27%) Retail
3 1 (1.27%) Billing
3 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (35.44%) Developer
2 11 (13.92%) Ab Initio Developer
3 10 (12.66%) Team Leader
3 10 (12.66%) Consultant
4 9 (11.39%) Senior Developer
4 9 (11.39%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
5 8 (10.13%) Architect
5 8 (10.13%) Development Team Leader
6 4 (5.06%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Java Software Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Security Consultant
6 4 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.80%) Java Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.80%) WebSphere Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Designer
8 2 (2.53%) Pre Sales Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (2.53%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (2.53%) Pre Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (34.18%) WebSphere MQ
2 21 (26.58%) JMS
3 13 (16.46%) XML
4 11 (13.92%) SOAP
5 10 (12.66%) WSDL
6 9 (11.39%) Middleware
7 4 (5.06%) Hibernate
7 4 (5.06%) Spring
7 4 (5.06%) JSF
7 4 (5.06%) Java EE
7 4 (5.06%) Spring MVC
7 4 (5.06%) Spring Web Flow
8 3 (3.80%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 3 (3.80%) HTML
9 2 (2.53%) Web Services
9 2 (2.53%) WebCenter
10 1 (1.27%) Oracle ADF
10 1 (1.27%) XSLT
10 1 (1.27%) XHTML
10 1 (1.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 42 (53.16%) DataPower
2 23 (29.11%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (17.72%) Clustering
4 11 (13.92%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.06%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (3.80%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.27%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.27%) AS400
7 1 (1.27%) iSeries
7 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.52%) AIX
1 17 (21.52%) Solaris
2 14 (17.72%) UNIX
3 13 (16.46%) Linux
4 12 (15.19%) Windows
5 1 (1.27%) Android
5 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (24.05%) High Availability
3 16 (20.25%) Configuration Management
4 14 (17.72%) Low Latency
5 11 (13.92%) ETL
6 8 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (8.86%) Unit Testing
8 6 (7.59%) UML
9 5 (6.33%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.33%) Resource Management
10 4 (5.06%) Coaching
10 4 (5.06%) OO
10 4 (5.06%) OOD
10 4 (5.06%) Scrum
10 4 (5.06%) Data Security
10 4 (5.06%) MVC
10 4 (5.06%) Software Engineering
10 4 (5.06%) Business Development
11 3 (3.80%) Migration
11 3 (3.80%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.92%) Shell Script
2 10 (12.66%) Java
3 6 (7.59%) SQL
4 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.27%) C#
5 1 (1.27%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 11 (13.92%) IBM Certification
2 4 (5.06%) CISSP
3 1 (1.27%) ISEB
3 1 (1.27%) ACCA
3 1 (1.27%) CIMA
3 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.27%) Degree
3 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (6.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.27%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.27%) Netcool
2 1 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (26.58%) Ab Initio
2 10 (12.66%) HP
3 8 (10.13%) Symantec
4 7 (8.86%) NetApp
4 7 (8.86%) Dell
4 7 (8.86%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.33%) Cisco
5 5 (6.33%) VMware
5 5 (6.33%) 3PAR
6 4 (5.06%) Varonis
6 4 (5.06%) Zerto
6 4 (5.06%) Neverfail
6 4 (5.06%) Veeam
6 4 (5.06%) EMC
6 4 (5.06%) Citrix
7 2 (2.53%) Oracle
7 2 (2.53%) SAP
7 2 (2.53%) Cognos
7 2 (2.53%) Hitachi
8 1 (1.27%) TIBCO