Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 68 53
Rank change year-on-year -58 -15 +5
Contract jobs citing IBM 49 107 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.13% 2.60% 3.34%
As % of the Vendors category 2.38% 5.32% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 68 50
Berkshire median daily rate £496 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.28% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £250 £300 £325
90th Percentile £638 £650 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £418 £423
% change year-on-year +1.80% -1.18% -0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £50.00
South East median hourly rate £47.00 £25.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year +88.00% -45.05% +116.67%

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 2,063 2,011 2,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 47.61% 48.89% 50.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 951 1,031 1,111
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £223 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 88 120
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.48% +11.54% -34.18%
10th Percentile £9.75 £11.62 £9.25
90th Percentile £43.25 £39.83 £47.63
South East median hourly rate £16.38 £17.13 £15.13
% change year-on-year -4.38% +13.22% -15.97%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 22 £500 +21.21% 11
Bracknell -35 8 £663 +47.33%
Maidenhead - 5 - - 5
Wokingham -9 4 £506 - 3
Newbury -6 1 £450 +50.00% 2
Slough -21 1 £375 -27.71%
IBM
South East

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 17 (34.69%) Java
1 17 (34.69%) Oracle
2 16 (32.65%) Linux
3 14 (28.57%) Unix
3 14 (28.57%) Sun
3 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (28.57%) Degree
4 13 (26.53%) Firewall
4 13 (26.53%) HP
5 12 (24.49%) ITSM
5 12 (24.49%) Computer Science
6 11 (22.45%) Huawei
7 10 (20.41%) SLA
8 9 (18.37%) MOS
9 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (16.33%) Scrum
9 8 (16.33%) Retail
9 8 (16.33%) SAP
10 7 (14.29%) ITIL
10 7 (14.29%) Web Services
10 7 (14.29%) TOGAF
11 6 (12.24%) SOAP
11 6 (12.24%) REST
11 6 (12.24%) SDLC
11 6 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (10.20%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 5 (10.20%) Technical Leadership
12 5 (10.20%) WebSphere
12 5 (10.20%) IBM Blueworks
12 5 (10.20%) SQL

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 5 (10.20%) WebSphere
2 4 (8.16%) IBM Domino
3 3 (6.12%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.08%) Confluence
5 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.04%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (2.04%) G Suite
2 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) Firewall
2 3 (6.12%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (4.08%) SSL
4 1 (2.04%) DKIM
4 1 (2.04%) DMARC
4 1 (2.04%) DNS
4 1 (2.04%) DSL
4 1 (2.04%) HTTP
4 1 (2.04%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.04%) Network Security
4 1 (2.04%) SAN
4 1 (2.04%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) DB2
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.04%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) JUnit
2 2 (4.08%) Bitbucket
2 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.08%) JIRA
2 2 (4.08%) Mockito
2 2 (4.08%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (2.04%) GitLab
3 1 (2.04%) Maven
General
1 8 (16.33%) Retail
2 5 (10.20%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.16%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) OSS Engineer
2 9 (18.37%) Analyst
2 9 (18.37%) OSS Support Engineer
2 9 (18.37%) Support Engineer
3 7 (14.29%) Architect
3 7 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (12.24%) Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Business Process Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Consultant
5 5 (10.20%) Process Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Domino Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Integration Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Lotus Notes Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Integration Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Test Automation Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) Web Services
2 6 (12.24%) REST
2 6 (12.24%) SOAP
3 5 (10.20%) .NET
4 4 (8.16%) Middleware
4 4 (8.16%) XML
5 3 (6.12%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (4.08%) LDAP
6 2 (4.08%) XSD
6 2 (4.08%) XSLT
7 1 (2.04%) Apache Camel
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (2.04%) Regular Expression
7 1 (2.04%) SailPoint
7 1 (2.04%) Spring
7 1 (2.04%) Spring Cloud
7 1 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (2.04%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) DataPower
1 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.08%) TM Forum
3 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.04%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.04%) HACMP
3 1 (2.04%) LPAR
3 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.04%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.65%) Linux
2 14 (28.57%) Unix
3 4 (8.16%) Windows
4 3 (6.12%) AIX
5 2 (4.08%) OpenVMS
5 2 (4.08%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (4.08%) Solaris
6 1 (2.04%) HPUX
6 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.04%) SUSE
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (24.49%) Computer Science
2 12 (24.49%) ITSM
3 8 (16.33%) Scrum
3 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (14.29%) ITIL
4 7 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 6 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (12.24%) SDLC
6 5 (10.20%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (10.20%) Migration
6 5 (10.20%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 5 (10.20%) Technical Leadership
6 5 (10.20%) Zachman Framework
7 4 (8.16%) Process Improvement
7 4 (8.16%) Target Operating Model
8 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.12%) Project Management
8 3 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) Java
2 5 (10.20%) SQL
3 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.12%) LotusScript
5 2 (4.08%) Fortran
6 1 (2.04%) Perl
6 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (28.57%) Degree
2 9 (18.37%) MOS
3 2 (4.08%) CISSP
3 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) CEH
4 1 (2.04%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (2.04%) GIAC
4 1 (2.04%) OSCP
4 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.04%) PMP
4 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.04%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.41%) SLA
2 3 (6.12%) Data Quality
2 3 (6.12%) QA
3 1 (2.04%) GDPR
3 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Docker
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.04%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Tivoli
2 3 (6.12%) Ansible
3 1 (2.04%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (2.04%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.04%) Netcool
3 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (2.04%) Puppet
3 1 (2.04%) QRadar
3 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (2.04%) TADDM
3 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (34.69%) Oracle
2 14 (28.57%) Sun
3 13 (26.53%) HP
4 11 (22.45%) Huawei
5 8 (16.33%) SAP
6 5 (10.20%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (6.12%) VMware
8 2 (4.08%) BMC
8 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.08%) Remedy
8 2 (4.08%) webMethods
9 1 (2.04%) Brocade
9 1 (2.04%) Casewise
9 1 (2.04%) Cisco
9 1 (2.04%) CyberArk
9 1 (2.04%) Dell
9 1 (2.04%) EMC
9 1 (2.04%) IronPort
9 1 (2.04%) Proofpoint
9 1 (2.04%) Veritas