Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 113 65
Rank change year-on-year +33 -48 -7
Contract jobs citing IBM 100 55 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.40% 1.41% 2.54%
As % of the Vendors category 4.79% 2.96% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 24 41
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £456 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -8.75% +11.11%
10th Percentile £309 £250 £319
90th Percentile £638 £561 £675
South East median daily rate £450 £440 £418
% change year-on-year +2.27% +5.39% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £33.00 £45.75 £23.00
% change year-on-year -27.87% +98.91% +9.52%

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 2,088 1,861 1,925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 50.17% 47.66% 49.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 988 929 882
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £233 £250 £263
90th Percentile £602 £588 £600
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 61 116
Berkshire median hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.32% +40.74% +8.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £46.75 £39.75
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year +17.65% +1.49% -4.01%

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019. 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
Bracknell +27 35 £450 +104.55% 4
Newbury +15 20 £444 -6.58%
Reading -13 15 £550 +11.68% 2
Wokingham +3 8 £650 +67.74% 2
Slough +1 2 £450 -3.74% 1
IBM
South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 47 (47.00%) SQL
2 40 (40.00%) Java
3 37 (37.00%) Oracle
4 32 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 23 (23.00%) DB2
7 21 (21.00%) Unix
8 20 (20.00%) JIRA
9 19 (19.00%) Windows
10 17 (17.00%) SQL Server
10 17 (17.00%) Retail
10 17 (17.00%) Oracle Database
11 15 (15.00%) Web Services
11 15 (15.00%) Eclipse
11 15 (15.00%) UML
11 15 (15.00%) Data Modelling
11 15 (15.00%) Cisco
12 14 (14.00%) Shell Script
12 14 (14.00%) Telecoms
12 14 (14.00%) SOA
12 14 (14.00%) TOGAF
13 13 (13.00%) Linux
13 13 (13.00%) MySQL
13 13 (13.00%) Middleware
13 13 (13.00%) MongoDB
14 12 (12.00%) DKIM
14 12 (12.00%) DMARC
14 12 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (12.00%) SOAP
14 12 (12.00%) XML

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 12 (12.00%) IBM Domino
1 12 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (10.00%) WebSphere
4 7 (7.00%) Apache
5 6 (6.00%) Confluence
5 6 (6.00%) WebLogic
5 6 (6.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (5.00%) CICS
7 4 (4.00%) Commerce Server
8 2 (2.00%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (2.00%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.00%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) FileZilla
2 5 (5.00%) Notepad++
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (11.00%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (3.00%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (2.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.00%) G Suite
2 10 (10.00%) IBM Blueworks
3 8 (8.00%) Apigee
3 8 (8.00%) Azure
3 8 (8.00%) SaaS
4 7 (7.00%) AWS
5 6 (6.00%) IaaS
5 6 (6.00%) PaaS
6 1 (1.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.00%) DKIM
1 12 (12.00%) DMARC
2 11 (11.00%) DNS
2 11 (11.00%) SMTP
2 11 (11.00%) SSL
3 8 (8.00%) Network Security
4 6 (6.00%) Firewall
5 5 (5.00%) PuTTY
5 5 (5.00%) SNMP
5 5 (5.00%) WinSCP
6 4 (4.00%) FTP
6 4 (4.00%) SAN
7 2 (2.00%) HTTP
8 1 (1.00%) 5G
8 1 (1.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.00%) DB2
2 17 (17.00%) Oracle Database
2 17 (17.00%) SQL Server
3 13 (13.00%) MongoDB
3 13 (13.00%) MySQL
4 12 (12.00%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (11.00%) RDBMS
5 11 (11.00%) Relational Database
6 10 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (7.00%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (6.00%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (2.00%) Apache Ignite
9 2 (2.00%) Big Data
9 2 (2.00%) Hadoop
9 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.00%) DataStage
10 1 (1.00%) Endeca
10 1 (1.00%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (20.00%) JIRA
2 15 (15.00%) Eclipse
3 7 (7.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.00%) Bitbucket
5 5 (5.00%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.00%) Ant
6 4 (4.00%) JUnit
6 4 (4.00%) Maven
6 4 (4.00%) Rational Team Concert
7 3 (3.00%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.00%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.00%) PowerBuilder
9 1 (1.00%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (1.00%) Selenium
9 1 (1.00%) Subversion
9 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.00%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.00%) XMLSpy
General
1 17 (17.00%) Retail
2 14 (14.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.00%) Finance
3 2 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (1.00%) Legal
4 1 (1.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (29.00%) Developer
2 24 (24.00%) Architect
3 12 (12.00%) DBA
4 9 (9.00%) Consultant
4 9 (9.00%) Integration Architect
4 9 (9.00%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (7.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (7.00%) Security Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Network Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Analyst
7 5 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) COBOL Developer
7 5 (5.00%) Designer
7 5 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Security Consultant
7 5 (5.00%) Solutions Designer
8 4 (4.00%) Cisco Security Consultant
8 4 (4.00%) Oracle Architect
8 4 (4.00%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.00%) Web Services
2 13 (13.00%) Middleware
3 12 (12.00%) SOAP
3 12 (12.00%) XML
4 11 (11.00%) JSON
4 11 (11.00%) LDAP
4 11 (11.00%) Regular Expression
4 11 (11.00%) TIBCO EMS
5 10 (10.00%) Swagger
5 10 (10.00%) XSD
5 10 (10.00%) XSL
6 9 (9.00%) REST
7 7 (7.00%) .NET
8 6 (6.00%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (3.00%) Apache Axis
9 3 (3.00%) IBM Integration Bus
9 3 (3.00%) JAXB
9 3 (3.00%) JDBC
10 2 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (2.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) DataPower
1 7 (7.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.00%) FMCG
2 6 (6.00%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.00%) VSAM
4 3 (3.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.00%) User Experience
6 1 (1.00%) AS400
6 1 (1.00%) Blog
6 1 (1.00%) Frameworx
6 1 (1.00%) iSeries
6 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.00%) TM Forum
6 1 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.00%) Unix
2 19 (19.00%) Windows
3 13 (13.00%) Linux
4 10 (10.00%) AIX
5 8 (8.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.00%) MVS
8 4 (4.00%) SUSE
9 1 (1.00%) OpenVMS
9 1 (1.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (15.00%) Data Modelling
2 15 (15.00%) UML
3 14 (14.00%) SOA
3 14 (14.00%) TOGAF
4 12 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (11.00%) Data Privacy
5 11 (11.00%) Kalman Filter
5 11 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (11.00%) Security Patching
6 10 (10.00%) EAI
6 10 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
7 8 (8.00%) Data Protection
7 8 (8.00%) PRINCE2
8 7 (7.00%) ITIL
8 7 (7.00%) Project Delivery
8 7 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (7.00%) Test Automation
8 7 (7.00%) Unit Testing
9 6 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 47 (47.00%) SQL
2 40 (40.00%) Java
3 14 (14.00%) Shell Script
4 11 (11.00%) PL/SQL
5 10 (10.00%) XPath
5 10 (10.00%) XQuery
6 8 (8.00%) Python
7 6 (6.00%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.00%) COBOL
8 5 (5.00%) JCL
9 4 (4.00%) Bash Shell
9 4 (4.00%) Groovy
9 4 (4.00%) Korn
9 4 (4.00%) Perl
10 3 (3.00%) C#
11 2 (2.00%) PHP
12 1 (1.00%) C
12 1 (1.00%) Fortran
12 1 (1.00%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.00%) ISEB
2 2 (2.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.00%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.00%) CISSP
3 1 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.00%) Degree
3 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (6.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 6 (6.00%) Oracle RAC
1 6 (6.00%) XenApp
2 5 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (7.00%) Tivoli
2 6 (6.00%) Data Guard
3 4 (4.00%) Amdocs OSS
3 4 (4.00%) Ansible
3 4 (4.00%) Avamar
3 4 (4.00%) Netcool
3 4 (4.00%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 4 (4.00%) Puppet
3 4 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (4.00%) vCenter Server
3 4 (4.00%) vRealize
3 4 (4.00%) yum
4 3 (3.00%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.00%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.00%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (1.00%) HP ALM
5 1 (1.00%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 37 (37.00%) Oracle
2 25 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (15.00%) Cisco
4 11 (11.00%) IronPort
4 11 (11.00%) TIBCO
5 10 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 7 (7.00%) Google
7 6 (6.00%) BMC
7 6 (6.00%) Citrix
7 6 (6.00%) Okta
8 5 (5.00%) Remedy
8 5 (5.00%) SAP
8 5 (5.00%) VMware
9 4 (4.00%) Cramer
9 4 (4.00%) EMC
9 4 (4.00%) ServiceNow
9 4 (4.00%) Siebel
9 4 (4.00%) xMatters
10 3 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (3.00%) Sparx