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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 32 33 38
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing IBM 4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.35% 0.81% 2.08%
As % of the Vendors category 2.65% 1.53% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£494 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £27.49
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -27.24%
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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 Slough region.

Vendors Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
151 131 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 51.01% 52.82% 48.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 73 59
Average daily rate £400 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £190 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £470 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% -34.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 2015, 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 8 (57.14%) HP
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) SAP
3 6 (42.86%) Finance
3 6 (42.86%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (42.86%) VMware
3 6 (42.86%) TOGAF
3 6 (42.86%) DB2
3 6 (42.86%) Business Objects
3 6 (42.86%) ABAP
3 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 6 (42.86%) AIX
3 6 (42.86%) SAP BW
4 5 (35.71%) Java
4 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (35.71%) SAP Data Services
4 5 (35.71%) SAP HANA
5 4 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (28.57%) Middleware
5 4 (28.57%) ITIL
5 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle
6 3 (21.43%) ERP
6 3 (21.43%) LAN
6 3 (21.43%) WAN
6 3 (21.43%) Firewall
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (21.43%) SaaS
7 2 (14.29%) Telecoms

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) LAN
1 3 (21.43%) WAN
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) Broadband
2 1 (7.14%) IPsec
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) BusinessObjects
1 6 (42.86%) DB2
1 6 (42.86%) SAP BW
2 5 (35.71%) SAP Data Services
2 5 (35.71%) SAP HANA
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) SAP BI
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Architect
2 6 (42.86%) Technical Architect
3 3 (21.43%) SAP Technical Architect
3 3 (21.43%) SAP Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Technical Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Designer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Development Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Development Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) BAPI
2 1 (7.14%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (7.14%) Statistics
2 1 (7.14%) iSeries
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
1 6 (42.86%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) TOGAF
2 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) ERP
4 3 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (14.29%) Data Management
6 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.14%) SOA
6 1 (7.14%) ETL
6 1 (7.14%) OOP
6 1 (7.14%) OO
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) Campaign Management
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) ABAP
3 5 (35.71%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) SAPscript
4 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.14%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) HP
2 7 (50.00%) SAP
3 6 (42.86%) VMware
3 6 (42.86%) Business Objects
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle
5 2 (14.29%) Sun
5 2 (14.29%) Dell
6 1 (7.14%) Compaq
6 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.14%) Chordiant
6 1 (7.14%) Computacenter
6 1 (7.14%) Crossbeam