The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 23 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 57 32
Rank change year-on-year +9 -25  
Contract jobs citing IBM 9 14 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.54% 1.61% 4.28%
As % of the Vendors category 3.15% 3.31% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 14
Median daily rate £525 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% -5.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £401
% change year-on-year - -0.12%  
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 Reading.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 286 423 462
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 48.89% 48.62% 53.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 244 213
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £220 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 31
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.40% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.75 £22.42 £24.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing IBM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in Reading

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IBM in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in Reading

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 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 Reading region with a requirement for IBM.

1 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
2 11 (42.31%) Private Cloud
3 10 (38.46%) Data Centre
3 10 (38.46%) Unix
3 10 (38.46%) Linux
3 10 (38.46%) HP
4 9 (34.62%) Citrix
4 9 (34.62%) Sun
4 9 (34.62%) Firewall
4 9 (34.62%) VMware
4 9 (34.62%) Migration
4 9 (34.62%) Google
4 9 (34.62%) Data Migration
5 7 (26.92%) DevOps
6 6 (23.08%) HTTP
6 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
6 6 (23.08%) Node.js
7 5 (19.23%) MongoDB
7 5 (19.23%) NoSQL
7 5 (19.23%) Redis
7 5 (19.23%) Kafka
7 5 (19.23%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (19.23%) Docker
7 5 (19.23%) Mobile Development
7 5 (19.23%) Mobile First
7 5 (19.23%) Push Notifications
7 5 (19.23%) Eclipse
7 5 (19.23%) Java
7 5 (19.23%) SQL

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (3.85%) JBoss
1 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Maximo
2 1 (3.85%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.69%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (7.69%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) Firewall
2 6 (23.08%) HTTP
3 5 (19.23%) RFID
4 1 (3.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) MongoDB
1 5 (19.23%) NoSQL
1 5 (19.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 5 (19.23%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Consultant
2 7 (26.92%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) IT Consultant
3 5 (19.23%) Maximo Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Mobile Developer
4 3 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Account Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Cloud Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Contracts Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Data Centre Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Engagement Manager
5 2 (7.69%) ERP Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Marketing Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Data Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Presales Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Node.js
2 5 (19.23%) Kafka
3 4 (15.38%) RESTful
4 2 (7.69%) OAuth
4 2 (7.69%) OpenID
4 2 (7.69%) Web Services
5 1 (3.85%) Software Packaging
5 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Private Cloud
2 10 (38.46%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (7.69%) PMI
3 2 (7.69%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Linux
1 10 (38.46%) Unix
2 1 (3.85%) AIX
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Data Migration
1 9 (34.62%) Migration
2 7 (26.92%) DevOps
3 5 (19.23%) Customer Engagement
3 5 (19.23%) Mobile Development
3 5 (19.23%) Mobile First
3 5 (19.23%) Push Notifications
4 4 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (15.38%) Presales
4 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.69%) B2B
6 2 (7.69%) ERP
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL
6 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
2 5 (19.23%) Java
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) Master's Degree
2 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 2 (7.69%) PMP
2 2 (7.69%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Docker
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 10 (38.46%) HP
3 9 (34.62%) Citrix
3 9 (34.62%) Google
3 9 (34.62%) Sun
3 9 (34.62%) VMware
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle
5 2 (7.69%) Adobe
5 2 (7.69%) Rackspace
6 1 (3.85%) Axway
6 1 (3.85%) Informatica
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.85%) Siebel