The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Reading region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 47 46 76
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +30
Contract jobs citing IBM 22 30 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.44% 3.13% 0.59%
As % of the Vendors category 5.10% 6.05% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 2
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.44% +22.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £351 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £550 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -29.68%
Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
431 496 634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 47.89% 51.77% 53.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 189 203
Average daily rate £375 £335 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 30
Average hourly rate £17.07 £27.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.92% +76.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
IBM
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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 16 (38.10%) WebSphere
2 13 (30.95%) Linux
3 12 (28.57%) Windows
3 12 (28.57%) Oracle
4 10 (23.81%) AIX
5 9 (21.43%) Clustering
5 9 (21.43%) Solaris
6 8 (19.05%) DB2
6 8 (19.05%) WebSphere MQ
6 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (16.67%) Cisco
7 7 (16.67%) SAP
7 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 7 (16.67%) SQL
8 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
8 6 (14.29%) Finance
8 6 (14.29%) DataPower
8 6 (14.29%) High Availability
8 6 (14.29%) Oracle Database
9 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
9 5 (11.90%) Business Objects
9 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce
9 5 (11.90%) ATM
9 5 (11.90%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (9.52%) Citrix
10 4 (9.52%) Data Modelling
10 4 (9.52%) IBM Certification
10 4 (9.52%) Red Hat
10 4 (9.52%) zOS

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 16 (38.10%) WebSphere
2 4 (9.52%) WebLogic
2 4 (9.52%) Apache
3 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Maximo
1 3 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.38%) SAP SRM
2 1 (2.38%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.38%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) ATM
2 4 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (4.76%) ISDN
3 2 (4.76%) LAN
3 2 (4.76%) WAN
3 2 (4.76%) PPP
3 2 (4.76%) SNA
3 2 (4.76%) SAN
3 2 (4.76%) SONET
3 2 (4.76%) APPN
3 2 (4.76%) BGP
3 2 (4.76%) IGRP
3 2 (4.76%) X.25
3 2 (4.76%) FDDI
3 2 (4.76%) SMDS
3 2 (4.76%) Frame Relay
4 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) DB2
2 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (11.90%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (4.76%) DataStage
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.76%) QlikView
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.76%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (4.76%) MS Access
5 2 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.52%) Legal
4 2 (4.76%) Retail
5 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Consultant
2 9 (21.43%) Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Design Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Security Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Junior
6 2 (4.76%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Ab Initio Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Junior Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Report Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Security Monitoring Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (9.52%) HTML
2 4 (9.52%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (4.76%) MDX
3 2 (4.76%) XML
3 2 (4.76%) Flash
4 1 (2.38%) XML Schema
4 1 (2.38%) Spring
4 1 (2.38%) CSS
4 1 (2.38%) JDBC
4 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Clustering
2 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 6 (14.29%) DataPower
3 3 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 3 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (4.76%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.38%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.95%) Linux
2 12 (28.57%) Windows
3 10 (23.81%) AIX
4 9 (21.43%) Solaris
5 4 (9.52%) zOS
5 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (9.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (14.29%) High Availability
3 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce
4 4 (9.52%) Data Modelling
4 4 (9.52%) Migration
4 4 (9.52%) Scrum
5 3 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) Low Latency
5 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.14%) Project Management
5 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
5 3 (7.14%) Data Management
5 3 (7.14%) TOGAF
5 3 (7.14%) ERP
5 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.14%) EAM
6 2 (4.76%) ETL
6 2 (4.76%) Network Design
6 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.76%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) Java
3 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.76%) VBA
4 2 (4.76%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) C
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) IBM Certification
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) CCIE
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Nessus
2 2 (4.76%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Oracle
2 7 (16.67%) SAP
2 7 (16.67%) Cisco
3 5 (11.90%) Business Objects
4 4 (9.52%) Citrix
4 4 (9.52%) Red Hat
5 3 (7.14%) Primavera
5 3 (7.14%) HP
6 2 (4.76%) Informatica
6 2 (4.76%) NetApp
6 2 (4.76%) Ab Initio
6 2 (4.76%) VMware
6 2 (4.76%) Qualys
6 2 (4.76%) Talend
7 1 (2.38%) Endeca
7 1 (2.38%) Google
7 1 (2.38%) Coremetrics
7 1 (2.38%) Hitachi