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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 57 58 55
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing IBM 12 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.27% 1.80% 1.79%
As % of the Vendors category 2.84% 3.60% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £475 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +25.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £316 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £544 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -21.56%
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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
423 500 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 44.81% 49.95% 50.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 248 135
Average daily rate £400 £375 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +24.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £521 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 32
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £10.36 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £180.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 (35.29%) HP
2 4 (23.53%) Dell
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) Solaris
2 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) NetApp
2 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
3 3 (17.65%) Business Development
3 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (17.65%) DataPower
3 3 (17.65%) XenServer
3 3 (17.65%) 3PAR
3 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Windows
3 3 (17.65%) AIX
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) CCIE
4 2 (11.76%) PPP
4 2 (11.76%) SNA
4 2 (11.76%) ETL
4 2 (11.76%) ATM
4 2 (11.76%) ISDN
4 2 (11.76%) LAN
4 2 (11.76%) WAN
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 2 (11.76%) Python

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 4 (23.53%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) PPP
1 2 (11.76%) SNA
1 2 (11.76%) ATM
1 2 (11.76%) ISDN
1 2 (11.76%) LAN
1 2 (11.76%) WAN
1 2 (11.76%) FDDI
1 2 (11.76%) SMDS
1 2 (11.76%) Frame Relay
1 2 (11.76%) IGRP
1 2 (11.76%) X.25
1 2 (11.76%) SONET
1 2 (11.76%) APPN
1 2 (11.76%) BGP
2 1 (5.88%) VLAN
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.88%) Cognos Query Studio
1 1 (5.88%) Cognos Analysis Studio
1 1 (5.88%) Cognos Report Studio
1 1 (5.88%) Cognos Framework Manager
1 1 (5.88%) Cognos Transformer
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.88%) DB2
1 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Architect
1 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Development Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Storage Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Designer
2 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Cognos Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Report Developer
3 1 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Pre Sales Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Pre Sales Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.88%) Spring
2 1 (5.88%) JSF
2 1 (5.88%) Java EE
2 1 (5.88%) Spring MVC
2 1 (5.88%) Spring Web Flow
2 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
2 1 (5.88%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) DataPower
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Solaris
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) AIX
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.88%) UNIX
3 1 (5.88%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Business Development
1 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
2 2 (11.76%) ETL
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (11.76%) Line Management
2 2 (11.76%) High Availability
2 2 (11.76%) Resource Management
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) Data Management
2 2 (11.76%) Network Design
3 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.88%) MVC
3 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Usability Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Test Management
3 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
3 1 (5.88%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CCIE
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.88%) IBM Certification
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (17.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Tivoli
1 2 (11.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) HP
2 4 (23.53%) Dell
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) NetApp
3 3 (17.65%) 3PAR
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 2 (11.76%) Symantec
4 2 (11.76%) Varonis
4 2 (11.76%) Ab Initio
4 2 (11.76%) Veeam
5 1 (5.88%) F5
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.88%) Cognos
5 1 (5.88%) Hitachi
5 1 (5.88%) EMC
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