Period
to 20 March 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 20 March 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
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 133 123 71
Rank change year-on-year -10 -52 +8
Contract jobs citing IBM 42 47 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.00% 1.18% 2.47%
As % of the Vendors category 2.12% 2.45% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 15
Berkshire median daily rate £563 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £500 £228 £185
90th Percentile £653 £576 £500
South East median daily rate £473 £419 £423
% change year-on-year +12.84% -0.89% -0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £50.00
South East median hourly rate £38.00 £21.52 £50.00
% change year-on-year +76.62% -56.97% -

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 1,984 1,918 1,929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 47.34% 48.34% 50.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 976 924
Berkshire median daily rate £440 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £244
90th Percentile £599 £600 £550
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +3.53% +5.46% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 54 128
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.58 £14.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.97% +9.26% -20.59%
10th Percentile £11.78 £12.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.69 £37.25 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £15.36
% change year-on-year -1.49% +9.08% -14.69%

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 March 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 20 March 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
Reading -3 21 £550 +4.76% 4
Bracknell -7 6 £663 +201.36% 2
Wokingham -3 3 £625 +31.58% 1
Newbury +3 2 £450 +50.00%
Maidenhead -5 1 - -
IBM
South East

For the 6 months to 20 March 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 19 (45.24%) Oracle
2 18 (42.86%) TOGAF
3 17 (40.48%) Linux
4 16 (38.10%) Windows
5 15 (35.71%) Java
5 15 (35.71%) Unix
6 14 (33.33%) Firewall
6 14 (33.33%) DataPower
7 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
8 12 (28.57%) Middleware
8 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (26.19%) SQL
9 11 (26.19%) SAP
9 11 (26.19%) Web Services
9 11 (26.19%) SaaS
9 11 (26.19%) Windows Server
10 10 (23.81%) Data Guard
10 10 (23.81%) Oracle Database
10 10 (23.81%) AIX
10 10 (23.81%) Red Hat
10 10 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (23.81%) Oracle Fusion
10 10 (23.81%) Oracle RAC
11 9 (21.43%) Load Balancing
11 9 (21.43%) Data Protection
11 9 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (21.43%) Network Design
11 9 (21.43%) Citrix
11 9 (21.43%) WebLogic
11 9 (21.43%) ITIL

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 9 (21.43%) WebLogic
2 8 (19.05%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.76%) Confluence
3 2 (4.76%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.38%) IBM Domino
4 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Magento
1 2 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (26.19%) SaaS
2 9 (21.43%) IaaS
2 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (21.43%) PaaS
3 8 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.38%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 14 (33.33%) Firewall
2 6 (14.29%) HTTP
3 4 (9.52%) DNS
3 4 (9.52%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (9.52%) SSL
4 3 (7.14%) DHCP
5 1 (2.38%) DKIM
5 1 (2.38%) DMARC
5 1 (2.38%) DSL
5 1 (2.38%) Network Security
5 1 (2.38%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) Oracle Database
2 9 (21.43%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
4 4 (9.52%) DB2
5 2 (4.76%) Apache Ignite
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.38%) Big Data
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) JUnit
2 2 (4.76%) Bitbucket
2 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.76%) JIRA
2 2 (4.76%) Mockito
3 1 (2.38%) GitLab
3 1 (2.38%) Maven
General
1 7 (16.67%) Retail
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Architect
2 10 (23.81%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (19.05%) Consultant
4 7 (16.67%) Oracle Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Developer
5 4 (9.52%) OSS Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Integration Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Middleware Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Oracle Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Oracle Middleware Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Data Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Security Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) Middleware
2 11 (26.19%) Web Services
3 10 (23.81%) Oracle Fusion
4 7 (16.67%) SOAP
5 6 (14.29%) .NET
6 5 (11.90%) OAuth
6 5 (11.90%) OAuth2
6 5 (11.90%) OpenID
6 5 (11.90%) REST
7 4 (9.52%) LDAP
8 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (4.76%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (4.76%) Kafka
8 2 (4.76%) Spring Boot
9 1 (2.38%) Apache Camel
9 1 (2.38%) HTML5
9 1 (2.38%) Protocol Buffers
9 1 (2.38%) SailPoint
9 1 (2.38%) Spring Cloud
9 1 (2.38%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) DataPower
2 8 (19.05%) Public Cloud
3 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.14%) User Experience
5 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.38%) FMCG
6 1 (2.38%) Frameworx
6 1 (2.38%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.38%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 17 (40.48%) Linux
2 16 (38.10%) Windows
3 15 (35.71%) Unix
4 11 (26.19%) Windows Server
5 10 (23.81%) AIX
5 10 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.38%) Android
7 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.38%) HPUX
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) TOGAF
2 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (21.43%) Data Protection
3 9 (21.43%) ITIL
3 9 (21.43%) Load Balancing
3 9 (21.43%) Network Design
4 8 (19.05%) Service Management
5 7 (16.67%) Scrum
6 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (11.90%) SOA
6 5 (11.90%) Technical Leadership
6 5 (11.90%) UML
7 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
7 4 (9.52%) ITSM
7 4 (9.52%) Migration
7 4 (9.52%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.52%) Zachman Framework
8 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (7.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) Java
2 11 (26.19%) SQL
3 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.14%) C
5 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.38%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) C++
6 1 (2.38%) Perl
6 1 (2.38%) Python
6 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) CISSP
3 2 (4.76%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (2.38%) CEH
4 1 (2.38%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (2.38%) GIAC
4 1 (2.38%) OSCP
4 1 (2.38%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (21.43%) XenApp
3 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.38%) Docker
4 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.38%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) Data Guard
2 3 (7.14%) Ansible
3 2 (4.76%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (2.38%) Netcool
4 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.38%) Puppet
4 1 (2.38%) QRadar
4 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (2.38%) TADDM
4 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) Oracle
2 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
3 11 (26.19%) SAP
4 10 (23.81%) Red Hat
5 9 (21.43%) Citrix
6 8 (19.05%) Google
7 5 (11.90%) Sun
8 4 (9.52%) HP
8 4 (9.52%) Huawei
8 4 (9.52%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (4.76%) BMC
9 2 (4.76%) JDA
9 2 (4.76%) Remedy
9 2 (4.76%) webMethods
10 1 (2.38%) Cisco
10 1 (2.38%) IBM Sterling
10 1 (2.38%) IronPort
10 1 (2.38%) Proofpoint
10 1 (2.38%) Veritas
10 1 (2.38%) VMware