Period
to 23 January 2020

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 23 January 2020 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
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 108 137 87
Rank change year-on-year +29 -50 -25
Contract jobs citing IBM 54 39 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.64% 0.94% 2.26%
As % of the Vendors category 3.07% 1.97% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 26 62
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +22.22% +1.69%
10th Percentile £393 £250 £301
90th Percentile £579 £638 £645
South East median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £33.00 £38.75 £24.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +58.16% -51.00%

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 1,761 1,984 2,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 53.49% 47.93% 49.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 899 1,051
Berkshire median daily rate £448 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.35% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £207 £215 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £600
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £424
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.35% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 61 71
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -3.23% +19.23%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.17 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £45.00 £39.75
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £16.38 £17.50
% change year-on-year +9.92% -6.43% +13.43%

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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020. 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
Newbury +12 18 £463 +2.78% 3
Bracknell +34 13 £565 -14.78% 2
Reading -11 4 £488 -11.36% 3
Slough +5 2 - - 2
Wokingham +3 1 - - 3
IBM
South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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 28 (51.85%) Netcool
1 28 (51.85%) Shell Script
2 27 (50.00%) BMC
2 27 (50.00%) Remedy
2 27 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 26 (48.15%) Security Cleared
3 26 (48.15%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 26 (48.15%) Perl
4 25 (46.30%) SOAP
4 25 (46.30%) REST
4 25 (46.30%) ServiceNow
5 24 (44.44%) SC Cleared
6 23 (42.59%) Cramer
6 23 (42.59%) Web Services
6 23 (42.59%) Siebel
6 23 (42.59%) SNMP
6 23 (42.59%) Amdocs OSS
6 23 (42.59%) xMatters
7 21 (38.89%) Python
8 19 (35.19%) Network Management
8 19 (35.19%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (35.19%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (33.33%) Java
10 17 (31.48%) JavaScript
10 17 (31.48%) Web Development
11 16 (29.63%) Unit Testing
11 16 (29.63%) Integration Testing
11 16 (29.63%) PHP
11 16 (29.63%) Smoke Testing
12 12 (22.22%) Jenkins

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 8 (14.81%) Confluence
2 6 (11.11%) WebLogic
3 5 (9.26%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.85%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.85%) IBM Transformation Extender
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.85%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) FileZilla
2 7 (12.96%) Notepad++
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.85%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (7.41%) Maximo
3 1 (1.85%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) GitHub
2 1 (1.85%) AWS
2 1 (1.85%) GCP
2 1 (1.85%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 23 (42.59%) SNMP
2 8 (14.81%) PuTTY
2 8 (14.81%) WinSCP
3 1 (1.85%) 5G
3 1 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) Big Data
1 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.85%) DB2
1 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.85%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.85%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 8 (14.81%) Bitbucket
2 8 (14.81%) Eclipse
2 8 (14.81%) JIRA
3 2 (3.70%) Artifactory
3 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.70%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.85%) PowerBuilder
General
1 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (48.15%) Designer
2 25 (46.30%) Architect
2 25 (46.30%) Solutions Designer
3 19 (35.19%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (24.07%) Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Maximo Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) ITSM Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Network Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) Integration Architect
8 1 (1.85%) Lotus Notes Developer
8 1 (1.85%) Maximo Developer
8 1 (1.85%) Network Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Report Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (1.85%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (46.30%) REST
1 25 (46.30%) SOAP
2 23 (42.59%) Web Services
3 2 (3.70%) JMS
3 2 (3.70%) JSON
3 2 (3.70%) Middleware
3 2 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.85%) HTML
4 1 (1.85%) HTML5
4 1 (1.85%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.85%) Kafka
4 1 (1.85%) OAuth
4 1 (1.85%) OAuth2
4 1 (1.85%) OpenID
4 1 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.19%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.85%) DataPower
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) Replication
3 1 (1.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.70%) Linux
1 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (3.70%) Unix
2 1 (1.85%) Data ONTAP
2 1 (1.85%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.19%) Network Management
1 19 (35.19%) Problem-Solving
2 17 (31.48%) Web Development
3 16 (29.63%) Integration Testing
3 16 (29.63%) Smoke Testing
3 16 (29.63%) Unit Testing
4 7 (12.96%) Master Data Management
5 4 (7.41%) Configuration Management
5 4 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (7.41%) ITIL
6 3 (5.56%) Asset Management
6 3 (5.56%) Database Tuning
6 3 (5.56%) Performance Optimisation
6 3 (5.56%) SOA
7 2 (3.70%) API Integration
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Automation
7 2 (3.70%) Strategic Roadmap
7 2 (3.70%) Systems Engineering
7 2 (3.70%) Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 28 (51.85%) Shell Script
2 26 (48.15%) Perl
3 21 (38.89%) Python
4 18 (33.33%) Java
5 17 (31.48%) JavaScript
6 16 (29.63%) PHP
7 11 (20.37%) SQL
8 3 (5.56%) C
9 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.85%) Fortran
10 1 (1.85%) LotusScript
10 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.85%) R
Qualifications
1 26 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 24 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) Degree
3 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.85%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (51.85%) Netcool
2 26 (48.15%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 23 (42.59%) Amdocs OSS
4 4 (7.41%) Ansible
4 4 (7.41%) Tivoli
5 2 (3.70%) Avamar
5 2 (3.70%) HP NNM
5 2 (3.70%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 2 (3.70%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (3.70%) HP UCMDB
5 2 (3.70%) Nagios
5 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.70%) Puppet
5 2 (3.70%) QRadar
5 2 (3.70%) SCCM
5 2 (3.70%) SCOM
5 2 (3.70%) SCOrch
5 2 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 27 (50.00%) BMC
1 27 (50.00%) Remedy
2 25 (46.30%) ServiceNow
3 23 (42.59%) Cramer
3 23 (42.59%) Siebel
3 23 (42.59%) xMatters
4 11 (20.37%) Cisco
5 10 (18.52%) Huawei
5 10 (18.52%) Nokia
6 8 (14.81%) Okta
7 3 (5.56%) HP
7 3 (5.56%) Oracle
8 2 (3.70%) AppDynamics
8 2 (3.70%) CA
8 2 (3.70%) Dynatrace
8 2 (3.70%) EMC
8 2 (3.70%) Google
8 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.70%) Nimsoft
8 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds