Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 59 60
Rank change year-on-year -65 +1 -8
Contract jobs citing IBM 43 113 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.09% 2.82% 3.06%
As % of the Vendors category 2.28% 5.66% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 69 63
Berkshire median daily rate £463 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £250 £319 £325
90th Percentile £545 £665 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £47.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +88.00% +19.05% -18.45%

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 1,886 1,997 2,237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 47.92% 49.89% 50.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 985 1,177
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £225
90th Percentile £575 £600 £570
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 104 128
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.03% +22.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £39.75 £34.58
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £15.85
% change year-on-year -5.61% +10.28% -11.94%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -9 21 £493 +7.95% 3
Bracknell -28 6 - -
Maidenhead +8 5 £525 -
Wokingham -9 4 £388 -
Newbury -8 1 £475 +41.79% 1
Slough -18 1 £375 -27.71% 2
IBM
South East

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 13 (30.23%) Java
2 12 (27.91%) Linux
3 11 (25.58%) Degree
4 10 (23.26%) Computer Science
4 10 (23.26%) Unix
4 10 (23.26%) Oracle
4 10 (23.26%) SLA
4 10 (23.26%) Sun
4 10 (23.26%) HP
5 9 (20.93%) Firewall
5 9 (20.93%) ITSM
5 9 (20.93%) Retail
5 9 (20.93%) MOS
6 8 (18.60%) Huawei
6 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (13.95%) Finance
7 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (13.95%) Scrum
7 6 (13.95%) XML
7 6 (13.95%) ITIL
7 6 (13.95%) .NET
7 6 (13.95%) IBM Domino
7 6 (13.95%) SDLC
8 5 (11.63%) IBM Blueworks
8 5 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (11.63%) IBM Notes
8 5 (11.63%) SOAP
8 5 (11.63%) SAP
8 5 (11.63%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (11.63%) Telecoms

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 6 (13.95%) IBM Domino
2 5 (11.63%) IBM Notes
3 3 (6.98%) FileNet
3 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (2.33%) Alfresco
5 1 (2.33%) CICS
5 1 (2.33%) Documentum
5 1 (2.33%) Drupal
5 1 (2.33%) Liferay
5 1 (2.33%) LiveCycle
5 1 (2.33%) LiveLink
5 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) SAP CO
1 2 (4.65%) SAP FI
1 2 (4.65%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.33%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (4.65%) Office 365
3 1 (2.33%) G Suite
3 1 (2.33%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) Firewall
2 2 (4.65%) SSL
3 1 (2.33%) DKIM
3 1 (2.33%) DMARC
3 1 (2.33%) DNS
3 1 (2.33%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.33%) SAN
3 1 (2.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) DB2
2 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.33%) Semantic Layer
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (2.33%) Ant
2 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) Subversion
2 1 (2.33%) Xcode
General
1 9 (20.93%) Retail
2 6 (13.95%) Finance
3 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.65%) Billing
5 1 (2.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) OSS Engineer
1 9 (20.93%) OSS Support Engineer
1 9 (20.93%) Support Engineer
2 8 (18.60%) Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) Consultant
3 6 (13.95%) Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Business Process Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Process Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Integration Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Domino Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Lotus Notes Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Lotus Notes Developer
7 2 (4.65%) SAP CO Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) SAP Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) SAP FI Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) .NET
1 6 (13.95%) XML
2 5 (11.63%) SOAP
3 4 (9.30%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (9.30%) REST
3 4 (9.30%) Web Services
4 3 (6.98%) XSD
4 3 (6.98%) XSLT
5 2 (4.65%) EDI
5 2 (4.65%) Middleware
6 1 (2.33%) CSS
6 1 (2.33%) Ext JS
6 1 (2.33%) jQuery
6 1 (2.33%) LDAP
6 1 (2.33%) OpenGL
6 1 (2.33%) Regular Expression
6 1 (2.33%) Sencha Touch
6 1 (2.33%) Spring
6 1 (2.33%) WebGL
6 1 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.30%) DataPower
2 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.65%) TM Forum
4 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.33%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.33%) HACMP
4 1 (2.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.33%) LPAR
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) Linux
2 10 (23.26%) Unix
3 3 (6.98%) Windows
4 2 (4.65%) AIX
4 2 (4.65%) OpenVMS
5 1 (2.33%) Android
5 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (2.33%) Solaris
5 1 (2.33%) SUSE
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) ITSM
2 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (13.95%) ITIL
3 6 (13.95%) Scrum
3 6 (13.95%) SDLC
3 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (9.30%) Project Management
5 4 (9.30%) Target Operating Model
6 3 (6.98%) API Development
6 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.98%) Migration
6 3 (6.98%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 3 (6.98%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (6.98%) TOGAF
6 3 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (4.65%) Business Process Modelling
7 2 (4.65%) Record to Report
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.23%) Java
2 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.98%) LotusScript
2 3 (6.98%) SQL
3 2 (4.65%) C#
3 2 (4.65%) Fortran
4 1 (2.33%) Assembly Language
4 1 (2.33%) COBOL
4 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) Degree
2 9 (20.93%) MOS
3 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) SAP Certification
5 1 (2.33%) CEH
5 1 (2.33%) CISSP
5 1 (2.33%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.33%) GIAC
5 1 (2.33%) OSCP
5 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.33%) PMP
5 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.26%) SLA
2 3 (6.98%) Data Quality
3 2 (4.65%) QA
4 1 (2.33%) GDPR
4 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.33%) PMO
4 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.33%) Ansible
2 1 (2.33%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (2.33%) QRadar
2 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) HP
1 10 (23.26%) Oracle
1 10 (23.26%) Sun
2 8 (18.60%) Huawei
3 5 (11.63%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (11.63%) SAP
4 2 (4.65%) Cognos
4 2 (4.65%) Lotus
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.65%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) Adobe
5 1 (2.33%) Brocade
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco
5 1 (2.33%) Dell
5 1 (2.33%) EMC
5 1 (2.33%) FatWire
5 1 (2.33%) Interwoven
5 1 (2.33%) OpenText
5 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.33%) Vignette