Period
to 20 August 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

IBM
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 63 61
Rank change year-on-year -53 -2 -10
Contract jobs citing IBM 55 94 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.41% 2.45% 2.98%
As % of the Vendors category 2.93% 4.91% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 38 81
Berkshire median daily rate £456 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £250 £317 £325
90th Percentile £561 £675 £538
South East median daily rate £444 £406 £428
% change year-on-year +9.23% -4.97% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.75 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +98.91% +9.52% -23.64%

IBM is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Berkshire.

All Vendors
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,878 1,915 2,450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 48.13% 49.99% 51.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 878 1,282
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £237 £263 £228
90th Percentile £588 £600 £545
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 115 117
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.74% +8.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.20 £39.75 £27.35
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.45
% change year-on-year +3.03% -5.44% -0.29%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing IBM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in Berkshire

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IBM in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in Berkshire

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in Berkshire over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in Berkshire

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in Berkshire

IBM
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +3 28 £493 -6.19%
Maidenhead 0 9 £538 - 2
Wokingham -9 4 £388 -
Bracknell -20 4 £220 -63.33%
Slough -11 2 £468 -28.08% 1
Newbury -12 1 £475 +43.94% 1
IBM
South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for IBM.

1 18 (32.73%) Linux
2 17 (30.91%) Degree
3 16 (29.09%) Oracle
4 15 (27.27%) Computer Science
5 13 (23.64%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (21.82%) Unix
7 11 (20.00%) Java
7 11 (20.00%) Firewall
8 10 (18.18%) SLA
8 10 (18.18%) Sun
8 10 (18.18%) HP
9 9 (16.36%) DB2
9 9 (16.36%) ITIL
9 9 (16.36%) ITSM
9 9 (16.36%) Telecoms
9 9 (16.36%) MOS
10 8 (14.55%) IBM Blueworks
10 8 (14.55%) Retail
10 8 (14.55%) Huawei
11 7 (12.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 7 (12.73%) Finance
11 7 (12.73%) Windows
11 7 (12.73%) Strategic Planning
11 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (12.73%) Collaborative Working
11 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
12 6 (10.91%) Target Operating Model
12 6 (10.91%) Data Management
12 6 (10.91%) XML
12 6 (10.91%) IBM Notes

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.91%) IBM Domino
1 6 (10.91%) IBM Notes
2 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.27%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.45%) FileNet
4 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.64%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.82%) Alfresco
5 1 (1.82%) CICS
5 1 (1.82%) Documentum
5 1 (1.82%) Drupal
5 1 (1.82%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.82%) JBoss
5 1 (1.82%) Liferay
5 1 (1.82%) LiveCycle
5 1 (1.82%) LiveLink
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) SAP CO
1 2 (3.64%) SAP FI
1 2 (3.64%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.82%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.64%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.64%) Office 365
2 2 (3.64%) SaaS
3 1 (1.82%) IaaS
3 1 (1.82%) PaaS
3 1 (1.82%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (3.64%) HTTP
3 1 (1.82%) DNS
3 1 (1.82%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) DB2
2 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.82%) Redis
3 1 (1.82%) Semantic Layer
3 1 (1.82%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.64%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (1.82%) Ant
2 1 (1.82%) Subversion
2 1 (1.82%) Xcode
General
1 9 (16.36%) Telecoms
2 8 (14.55%) Retail
3 7 (12.73%) Finance
4 5 (9.09%) French Language
4 5 (9.09%) German Language
5 2 (3.64%) Billing
5 2 (3.64%) Law
5 2 (3.64%) Publishing
6 1 (1.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Analyst
2 10 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 9 (16.36%) OSS Engineer
3 9 (16.36%) OSS Support Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) Business Process Analyst
4 8 (14.55%) Process Analyst
5 7 (12.73%) Architect
6 6 (10.91%) Consultant
7 5 (9.09%) Developer
7 5 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (5.45%) Domino Consultant
9 3 (5.45%) Integration Developer
9 3 (5.45%) Lotus Notes Consultant
10 2 (3.64%) Business Analyst
10 2 (3.64%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.64%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
10 2 (3.64%) Security Architect
10 2 (3.64%) Technical Leader
10 2 (3.64%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) XML
2 5 (9.09%) .NET
3 3 (5.45%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (5.45%) Middleware
3 3 (5.45%) SOAP
3 3 (5.45%) XSD
3 3 (5.45%) XSLT
4 2 (3.64%) EDI
4 2 (3.64%) REST
4 2 (3.64%) Web Services
5 1 (1.82%) CSS
5 1 (1.82%) Ext JS
5 1 (1.82%) jQuery
5 1 (1.82%) Kafka
5 1 (1.82%) Node.js
5 1 (1.82%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.82%) Sencha Touch
5 1 (1.82%) Spring
5 1 (1.82%) WebGL
5 1 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
3 5 (9.09%) Mainframe
3 5 (9.09%) TM Forum
4 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.45%) DataPower
6 2 (3.64%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.82%) Clustering
7 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.82%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.82%) HACMP
7 1 (1.82%) LPAR
7 1 (1.82%) NHS
7 1 (1.82%) Optoelectronics
7 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.82%) Robotics
7 1 (1.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.73%) Linux
2 12 (21.82%) Unix
3 7 (12.73%) Windows
4 2 (3.64%) AIX
4 2 (3.64%) OpenVMS
5 1 (1.82%) Android
5 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.82%) Solaris
5 1 (1.82%) SUSE
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (16.36%) ITIL
2 9 (16.36%) ITSM
3 7 (12.73%) Collaborative Working
3 7 (12.73%) Strategic Planning
4 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.91%) Data Management
4 6 (10.91%) Scrum
4 6 (10.91%) Target Operating Model
5 5 (9.09%) CMMI
5 5 (9.09%) Project Management
5 5 (9.09%) SDLC
6 4 (7.27%) eTOM
6 4 (7.27%) Process Architecture
6 4 (7.27%) Process Improvement
6 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.45%) Change Management
7 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (5.45%) Migration
7 3 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) Java
2 5 (9.09%) C
2 5 (9.09%) SQL
3 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.45%) LotusScript
5 2 (3.64%) C#
5 2 (3.64%) Fortran
6 1 (1.82%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.82%) COBOL
6 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 17 (30.91%) Degree
2 9 (16.36%) MOS
3 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.64%) SAP Certification
5 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.82%) PMP
5 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.18%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) PMO
2 2 (3.64%) QA
3 1 (1.82%) GDPR
3 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) StorNext
2 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) Docker
2 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (3.64%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.64%) QRadar
3 1 (1.82%) Ansible
3 1 (1.82%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.82%) Control-M
3 1 (1.82%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (29.09%) Oracle
2 10 (18.18%) HP
2 10 (18.18%) Sun
3 8 (14.55%) Huawei
4 4 (7.27%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (7.27%) SAP
5 3 (5.45%) Lotus
5 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.64%) Cognos
6 2 (3.64%) Sitecore
6 2 (3.64%) VMware
7 1 (1.82%) Adobe
7 1 (1.82%) BEA
7 1 (1.82%) BMC
7 1 (1.82%) Dell
7 1 (1.82%) EMC
7 1 (1.82%) Interwoven
7 1 (1.82%) NetApp
7 1 (1.82%) Unisys
7 1 (1.82%) Vignette