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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 73 48
Rank change year-on-year -4 -25  
Contract jobs citing IBM 28 52 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.53% 2.18% 3.37%
As % of the Vendors category 3.17% 4.30% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 33
Median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £353 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £556 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £28.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.94% -24.00%  

IBM is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 882 1210 1232
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 48.25% 50.82% 51.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 1178 1062
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £538 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 149 127
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -41.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.50 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £28.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.07
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.21%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 7 £525 +20.00% 3
Bracknell -7 7 £763 +45.23%
Slough +10 5 £650 +73.33%
Maidenhead +1 2 - - 1
Newbury - 1 £335 - 1
IBM
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for IBM.

1 26 (39.39%) Linux
2 19 (28.79%) Microsoft
3 18 (27.27%) Unix
4 16 (24.24%) JavaScript
4 16 (24.24%) SQL
4 16 (24.24%) HP
4 16 (24.24%) VMware
5 15 (22.73%) Migration
6 13 (19.70%) Private Cloud
7 12 (18.18%) AIX
8 11 (16.67%) Java
8 11 (16.67%) DevOps
8 11 (16.67%) Data Centre
9 10 (15.15%) Git (software)
9 10 (15.15%) Sun
9 10 (15.15%) Citrix
9 10 (15.15%) Shell Script
9 10 (15.15%) Firewall
10 9 (13.64%) Windows
10 9 (13.64%) Data Migration
10 9 (13.64%) Google
11 8 (12.12%) Docker
11 8 (12.12%) Mobile Development
11 8 (12.12%) Node.js
11 8 (12.12%) Kafka
11 8 (12.12%) DB2
11 8 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (12.12%) Eclipse
11 8 (12.12%) RFID
11 8 (12.12%) Maximo

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 4 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.55%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.55%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.03%) IIS
4 1 (1.52%) Apache
4 1 (1.52%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.52%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.52%) JBoss
4 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.52%) SAS
4 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.52%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Maximo
2 1 (1.52%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.03%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (3.03%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.15%) Firewall
2 8 (12.12%) RFID
3 7 (10.61%) HTTP
4 2 (3.03%) DNS
4 2 (3.03%) SSL
5 1 (1.52%) BGP
5 1 (1.52%) DHCP
5 1 (1.52%) FTP
5 1 (1.52%) MPLS
5 1 (1.52%) Network Security
5 1 (1.52%) OSPF
5 1 (1.52%) PBX
5 1 (1.52%) SNMP
5 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.52%) Telnet
5 1 (1.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (12.12%) DB2
2 7 (10.61%) DB2 UDB
2 7 (10.61%) MongoDB
2 7 (10.61%) NoSQL
2 7 (10.61%) Redis
3 5 (7.58%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.52%) Big Data
4 1 (1.52%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.52%) DataStage
4 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.52%) Mahout
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (15.15%) Git (software)
2 8 (12.12%) Eclipse
3 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.52%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.52%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (10.61%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.09%) Retail
3 4 (6.06%) Law
4 2 (3.03%) Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Finance
4 2 (3.03%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (21.21%) Developer
2 9 (13.64%) Consultant
3 8 (12.12%) Architect
3 8 (12.12%) Maximo Developer
3 8 (12.12%) Mobile Developer
4 7 (10.61%) IT Consultant
5 6 (9.09%) DB2 DBA
5 6 (9.09%) DBA
6 4 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Informatica Architect
7 3 (4.55%) Product Owner
7 3 (4.55%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Technical Leader
8 2 (3.03%) Data Centre Consultant
8 2 (3.03%) Engagement Manager
8 2 (3.03%) ERP Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Linux Support
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.03%) Tivoli Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.12%) Kafka
1 8 (12.12%) Node.js
2 7 (10.61%) RESTful
3 3 (4.55%) OAuth
3 3 (4.55%) OpenID
3 3 (4.55%) Web Services
4 2 (3.03%) .NET
4 2 (3.03%) JMS
4 2 (3.03%) JSON
4 2 (3.03%) Middleware
4 2 (3.03%) REST
4 2 (3.03%) SOAP
5 1 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.52%) MLlib
5 1 (1.52%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.52%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.52%) Spring
5 1 (1.52%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.52%) UIMA
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.70%) Private Cloud
2 11 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) Clustering
4 2 (3.03%) PMI
4 2 (3.03%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) DataPower
5 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (39.39%) Linux
2 18 (27.27%) Unix
3 12 (18.18%) AIX
4 9 (13.64%) Windows
5 6 (9.09%) SUSE
5 6 (9.09%) Windows Server
6 3 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.52%) CentOS
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.52%) Solaris
7 1 (1.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.73%) Migration
2 11 (16.67%) DevOps
3 9 (13.64%) Data Migration
4 8 (12.12%) Mobile Development
4 8 (12.12%) Mobile First
4 8 (12.12%) Push Notifications
5 7 (10.61%) ETL
5 7 (10.61%) ITIL
5 7 (10.61%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 6 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
6 6 (9.09%) Unit Testing
7 4 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.06%) API Development
7 4 (6.06%) Data Governance
7 4 (6.06%) Presales
7 4 (6.06%) SDLC
7 4 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (4.55%) Analytics
8 3 (4.55%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.24%) JavaScript
1 16 (24.24%) SQL
2 11 (16.67%) Java
3 10 (15.15%) Shell Script
4 4 (6.06%) Python
5 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.52%) C
7 1 (1.52%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.52%) R
7 1 (1.52%) Ruby
7 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Degree
2 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) Master's Degree
3 2 (3.03%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.03%) PMP
3 2 (3.03%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) QA
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.12%) Docker
2 5 (7.58%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.03%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (3.03%) vSphere
5 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.52%) vCloud
5 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.55%) Puppet
2 3 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (3.03%) Ansible
3 2 (3.03%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (3.03%) IBM BigFix
3 2 (3.03%) SCCM
4 1 (1.52%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (1.52%) CFEngine
4 1 (1.52%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.52%) Kibana
4 1 (1.52%) logstash
4 1 (1.52%) Netcool
4 1 (1.52%) SCOM
4 1 (1.52%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.52%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.52%) Unicenter
4 1 (1.52%) vRealize
Vendors
1 19 (28.79%) Microsoft
2 16 (24.24%) HP
2 16 (24.24%) VMware
3 10 (15.15%) Citrix
3 10 (15.15%) Sun
4 9 (13.64%) Google
5 7 (10.61%) SAP
6 6 (9.09%) Oracle
7 4 (6.06%) 3PAR
7 4 (6.06%) CA
7 4 (6.06%) Informatica
8 2 (3.03%) Adobe
8 2 (3.03%) EMC
8 2 (3.03%) Rackspace
8 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.52%) Ericsson
9 1 (1.52%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.52%) Siebel
9 1 (1.52%) Software AG
9 1 (1.52%) SunGard