The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 20 34 32
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -2
Contract jobs citing IBM 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.72% 0.34% 0.84%
As % of the Vendors category 4.81% 0.67% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £351 £488 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +75.00%
IBM
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Slough region.

Vendors Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
104 150 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 56.52% 50.85% 50.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 81 67
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £143 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £613 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.61 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.49% -21.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Slough region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Slough

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Slough region.

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) NetApp
2 5 (50.00%) vSphere
2 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) HP
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) Dell
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (30.00%) DHCP
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) SLA
4 3 (30.00%) VMware ESX
4 3 (30.00%) Clustering
4 3 (30.00%) Change Management
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) ISA Server
4 3 (30.00%) WSUS
4 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (30.00%) Risk Analysis

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Magento
1 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) DHCP
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (20.00%) FCoE
2 2 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) S/MIME
3 1 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Toad
General
1 3 (30.00%) Legal
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Team Leader
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Security Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Support Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Hybris Architect
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Web Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Web Applications Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Web Applications Support
4 1 (10.00%) Web Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (30.00%) Clustering
2 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (20.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (20.00%) e-Health
3 2 (20.00%) FlexPod
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) AIX
5 2 (20.00%) Data ONTAP
5 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Unix
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) Change Management
2 3 (30.00%) Coaching
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (30.00%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Security
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
4 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) OOP
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (10.00%) Release Management
4 1 (10.00%) UML
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (20.00%) NCDA
2 2 (20.00%) VCP5
2 2 (20.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
2 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) vSphere
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (30.00%) ISA Server
2 3 (30.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) XenApp
2 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) WSUS
2 2 (20.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (20.00%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (20.00%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (20.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) NetApp
3 4 (40.00%) HP
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) Dell
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) CA
5 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
5 2 (20.00%) Symantec
5 2 (20.00%) Veritas
6 1 (10.00%) ATG
6 1 (10.00%) BMC
6 1 (10.00%) Demandware
6 1 (10.00%) hybris
6 1 (10.00%) Intershop
6 1 (10.00%) Remedy