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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 43 51 56
Rank change year-on-year +8 +5  
Contract jobs citing IBM 19 30 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.88% 2.97% 1.81%
As % of the Vendors category 5.86% 5.42% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 14
Median daily rate £436 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.64% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £272 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% -0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year +30.43% +1.76%  

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 324 553 454
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 49.17% 54.81% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 286 240
Median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £55.60 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.02% +158.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in Reading over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in Reading

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in Reading

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 32 (56.14%) NetApp
2 25 (43.86%) Data Centre
3 24 (42.11%) Unix
3 24 (42.11%) Linux
4 23 (40.35%) VMware
5 21 (36.84%) Finance
6 18 (31.58%) SAN
6 18 (31.58%) Cisco
7 16 (28.07%) HP
7 16 (28.07%) Law
8 15 (26.32%) AIX
8 15 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (26.32%) Google
9 14 (24.56%) IBM Mainframe
9 14 (24.56%) EMC VNX
9 14 (24.56%) EMC VMAX
9 14 (24.56%) Solaris
9 14 (24.56%) Windows
9 14 (24.56%) EMC
9 14 (24.56%) CRM
9 14 (24.56%) Shell Script
9 14 (24.56%) Mainframe
10 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
11 11 (19.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 11 (19.30%) Private Cloud
12 10 (17.54%) Service Delivery
13 9 (15.79%) Migration
13 9 (15.79%) Firewall
13 9 (15.79%) Telecoms
13 9 (15.79%) Sun

IBM
Top Related 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 (1.75%) JBoss
1 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Maximo
2 1 (1.75%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.51%) IBM Cloud
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.51%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.58%) SAN
2 9 (15.79%) Firewall
3 6 (10.53%) Internet
4 5 (8.77%) RFID
5 1 (1.75%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Eclipse
General
1 21 (36.84%) Finance
2 16 (28.07%) Law
3 9 (15.79%) Telecoms
4 8 (14.04%) Marketing
5 6 (10.53%) Mandarin Language
5 6 (10.53%) Spanish Language
6 2 (3.51%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) Consultant
2 10 (17.54%) Storage Manager
3 9 (15.79%) Storage Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) Marketing Manager
5 7 (12.28%) IT Consultant
6 6 (10.53%) Business Manager
7 5 (8.77%) Architect
7 5 (8.77%) Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Maximo Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Mobile Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Storage Architect
9 3 (5.26%) IBM Storage Architect
9 3 (5.26%) IBM Storage Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Storage Consultant
9 3 (5.26%) Storage Specialist
9 3 (5.26%) Team Leader
10 2 (3.51%) Account Manager
10 2 (3.51%) Data Storage Manager
10 2 (3.51%) ERP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) Web Services
2 1 (1.75%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (43.86%) Data Centre
2 14 (24.56%) EMC VMAX
2 14 (24.56%) EMC VNX
2 14 (24.56%) IBM Mainframe
2 14 (24.56%) Mainframe
3 11 (19.30%) Private Cloud
4 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.51%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.51%) PMI
5 2 (3.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (42.11%) Linux
1 24 (42.11%) Unix
2 15 (26.32%) AIX
3 14 (24.56%) Solaris
3 14 (24.56%) Windows
4 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) CRM
2 10 (17.54%) Service Delivery
3 9 (15.79%) Data Migration
3 9 (15.79%) Migration
4 8 (14.04%) Budget Control
4 8 (14.04%) Programme Management
5 7 (12.28%) Customer Engagement
5 7 (12.28%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (10.53%) Analytics
6 6 (10.53%) Business Analysis
6 6 (10.53%) Business Development
6 6 (10.53%) Business Transformation
6 6 (10.53%) Case Management
6 6 (10.53%) Change Management
6 6 (10.53%) Data Architecture
6 6 (10.53%) Economics
6 6 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (10.53%) Performance Management
6 6 (10.53%) PLM
7 5 (8.77%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.56%) Shell Script
2 5 (8.77%) Java
2 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
2 5 (8.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) Degree
2 6 (10.53%) MBA
3 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.51%) PMP
4 2 (3.51%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 15 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (7.02%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (56.14%) NetApp
2 23 (40.35%) VMware
3 18 (31.58%) Cisco
4 16 (28.07%) HP
5 15 (26.32%) Google
6 14 (24.56%) EMC
7 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
8 9 (15.79%) Citrix
8 9 (15.79%) Sun
9 3 (5.26%) Oracle
10 2 (3.51%) Adobe
10 2 (3.51%) Rackspace
11 1 (1.75%) Axway
11 1 (1.75%) Informatica
11 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.75%) Siebel