The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 48 29 43
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +14
Contract jobs citing IBM 24 23 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.87% 4.37% 3.93%
As % of the Vendors category 5.44% 8.13% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 8
Average daily rate
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£323 £238 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.78% -44.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £280 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.51 £23.46 £26.90
% change year-on-year
+13.01% -12.78%
IBM
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
441 283 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 52.75% 53.80% 49.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 137 204
Average daily rate £340 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.20% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 33
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.78 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £46.00 £34.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Hertfordshire region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

IBM
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead - 8 £350 - 3
Watford -12 4 - - 5
Rickmansworth - 3 £331 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £340 -
Stevenage -2 1 £600 -
Tring - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
IBM
East of England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM.

1 18 (48.65%) Java
2 16 (43.24%) E-Commerce
2 16 (43.24%) Retail
3 15 (40.54%) Finance
3 15 (40.54%) UNIX
3 15 (40.54%) Windows
4 14 (37.84%) XML
4 14 (37.84%) JavaScript
4 14 (37.84%) HTML
4 14 (37.84%) SQL
4 14 (37.84%) WebSphere
5 13 (35.14%) J2EE
5 13 (35.14%) HPUX
5 13 (35.14%) Linux
6 12 (32.43%) Manufacturing
7 11 (29.73%) HP
8 10 (27.03%) SAN
8 10 (27.03%) MQSeries
8 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
8 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
8 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (24.32%) IBM XIV
9 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
9 9 (24.32%) Brocade
9 9 (24.32%) Degree
9 9 (24.32%) Oracle
9 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
9 9 (24.32%) NetBackup
9 9 (24.32%) Backup Exec
10 8 (21.62%) Internet

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (37.84%) WebSphere
2 10 (27.03%) MQSeries
3 3 (8.11%) Tomcat
3 3 (8.11%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (5.41%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.70%) Apache
5 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.70%) IIS
5 1 (2.70%) CICS
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (2.70%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) SAN
2 8 (21.62%) Internet
3 5 (13.51%) HTTP
4 4 (10.81%) Intranet
4 4 (10.81%) Extranet
5 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.70%) LDAP
6 1 (2.70%) DNS
6 1 (2.70%) LAN
6 1 (2.70%) SMS
6 1 (2.70%) WAN
6 1 (2.70%) DHCP
6 1 (2.70%) MPLS
6 1 (2.70%) Firewall
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 8 (21.62%) DB2
3 7 (18.92%) MySQL
4 6 (16.22%) DbVisualizer
5 4 (10.81%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (10.81%) Data Mart
5 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (10.81%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (10.81%) SAP Data Services
5 4 (10.81%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (10.81%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (10.81%) DataStage
5 4 (10.81%) OLAP
5 4 (10.81%) OLTP
5 4 (10.81%) MS Access
5 4 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (16.22%) LoadRunner
2 5 (13.51%) Ant
3 4 (10.81%) Subversion
3 4 (10.81%) Log4j
3 4 (10.81%) JUnit
3 4 (10.81%) Eclipse
4 3 (8.11%) Maven
5 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 16 (43.24%) Retail
2 15 (40.54%) Finance
3 12 (32.43%) Manufacturing
4 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
4 5 (13.51%) Marketing
5 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Developer
2 9 (24.32%) Backup Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Tester
4 4 (10.81%) Java Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Web Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Network Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Administrator
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Storage Administrator
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) VMware Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Middleware Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) XML
1 14 (37.84%) HTML
2 13 (35.14%) J2EE
3 7 (18.92%) Spring
4 6 (16.22%) CSS
4 6 (16.22%) Flash
5 4 (10.81%) XMLBeans
5 4 (10.81%) Ajax
5 4 (10.81%) XSLT
5 4 (10.81%) Struts
5 4 (10.81%) Servlets
5 4 (10.81%) JMS
6 3 (8.11%) SOAP
6 3 (8.11%) Web Services
6 3 (8.11%) Hibernate
6 3 (8.11%) HTML5
6 3 (8.11%) REST
6 3 (8.11%) CSS3
6 3 (8.11%) jQuery
6 3 (8.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (24.32%) IBM XIV
3 4 (10.81%) Web 2.0
3 4 (10.81%) Data Integration
4 3 (8.11%) Mainframe
4 3 (8.11%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (5.41%) PKI
6 1 (2.70%) Clustering
6 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (40.54%) UNIX
1 15 (40.54%) Windows
2 13 (35.14%) HPUX
2 13 (35.14%) Linux
3 5 (13.51%) Solaris
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) MVS
5 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.70%) AIX
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) E-Commerce
2 7 (18.92%) Project Planning
3 6 (16.22%) Automated Testing
3 6 (16.22%) System Testing
3 6 (16.22%) Regression Testing
4 5 (13.51%) Project Management
5 4 (10.81%) Web Development
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (10.81%) Content Management
5 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.81%) Data Modelling
5 4 (10.81%) ETL
5 4 (10.81%) OO
6 3 (8.11%) Change Control
7 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Time Management
7 2 (5.41%) Capacity Management
7 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.41%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) Java
2 14 (37.84%) JavaScript
2 14 (37.84%) SQL
3 4 (10.81%) XPath
3 4 (10.81%) PL/SQL
4 3 (8.11%) Perl
5 2 (5.41%) Python
6 1 (2.70%) VBScript
6 1 (2.70%) REXX
6 1 (2.70%) Tcl
6 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.70%) JCL
6 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.70%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
2 9 (24.32%) Degree
3 6 (16.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (16.22%) ISEB
4 3 (8.11%) Sun Certification
5 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
1 4 (10.81%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.70%) NFS
2 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) vSphere
2 1 (2.70%) VMFS
2 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) NetBackup
1 9 (24.32%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.41%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.70%) MOM
3 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.70%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) HP
2 9 (24.32%) Brocade
2 9 (24.32%) Oracle
3 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.81%) Teradata
4 4 (10.81%) Interwoven
4 4 (10.81%) Informatica
4 4 (10.81%) MicroStrategy
4 4 (10.81%) Business Objects
4 4 (10.81%) SAP
4 4 (10.81%) Cognos
5 3 (8.11%) Sun
5 3 (8.11%) Endeca
6 2 (5.41%) VMware
6 2 (5.41%) CA
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco
7 1 (2.70%) NetApp
7 1 (2.70%) Citrix
7 1 (2.70%) EMC
7 1 (2.70%) Intel