The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 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 Slough 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 33 37 23
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Contract jobs citing IBM 2 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.80% 2.08% 2.51%
As % of the Vendors category 1.50% 4.26% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £27.49 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.24% +44.68%
Vendors Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
133 141 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 53.41% 48.79% 50.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 59 59
Average daily rate £340 £373 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.72% +8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £285 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 6
Average hourly rate £21.25 £32.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.61% +120.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £11.17 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £44.88 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
IBM
Berkshire

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 23 April 2014, 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 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (50.00%) DataStage
2 6 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 5 (41.67%) iSeries
3 5 (41.67%) RPG
4 4 (33.33%) DB2
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (33.33%) Lotus
4 4 (33.33%) Workflow
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) Migration
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (25.00%) Tivoli
5 3 (25.00%) ERwin
5 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) Avaya
5 3 (25.00%) Toad
5 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (25.00%) IBM Notes
5 3 (25.00%) .NET
5 3 (25.00%) SAP
5 3 (25.00%) XML
5 3 (25.00%) RPG IV
5 3 (25.00%) Web Application Development
5 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (25.00%) Technical Analysis

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 6 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (25.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (8.33%) IIS
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (50.00%) DataStage
2 4 (33.33%) DB2
3 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (8.33%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) ERwin
1 3 (25.00%) Toad
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) RPG Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (16.67%) DataStage Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
4 1 (8.33%) ETL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
1 3 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) iSeries
2 1 (8.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) SUSE
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Workflow
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (25.00%) Web Application Development
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) CRM
3 2 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) ETL
4 1 (8.33%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) RPG
2 3 (25.00%) RPG IV
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) Lotus
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) Avaya
3 3 (25.00%) SAP
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) Google
5 1 (8.33%) Metastorm
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Sun
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco