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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 34 49 24
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -25
Contract jobs citing IBM 35 23 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.28% 2.91% 6.50%
As % of the Vendors category 8.95% 5.96% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 12
Average daily rate
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£450 £245 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.67% -36.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £216 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £695
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.72 £35.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
-12.22% +77.21%
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
391 386 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 47.80% 48.86% 54.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 221 145
Average daily rate £425 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 28 23
Average hourly rate £21.53 £20.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.73% -36.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.55 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.75 £46.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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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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
Watford +3 18 £463 - 3
Welwyn Garden City -10 3 £335 -13.82%
Stevenage -3 2 £525 -12.50%
St Albans - 1 £550 -
IBM
East of England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 35 (41.67%) Java
2 30 (35.71%) Oracle
3 28 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 27 (32.14%) WebSphere
5 25 (29.76%) J2EE
6 24 (28.57%) UNIX
7 21 (25.00%) Windows
8 20 (23.81%) Linux
8 20 (23.81%) Relational Database
9 19 (22.62%) DB2
9 19 (22.62%) RDBMS
10 18 (21.43%) SQL
11 17 (20.24%) Finance
11 17 (20.24%) VMware
12 16 (19.05%) Maximo
12 16 (19.05%) HP
12 16 (19.05%) Citrix
13 15 (17.86%) SOA
14 14 (16.67%) ETL
14 14 (16.67%) JavaScript
14 14 (16.67%) SQL Server
14 14 (16.67%) XML
14 14 (16.67%) Internet
15 13 (15.48%) HTML
15 13 (15.48%) FTP
15 13 (15.48%) MQSeries
15 13 (15.48%) TOGAF
15 13 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
16 12 (14.29%) SaaS
16 12 (14.29%) PaaS

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 27 (32.14%) WebSphere
2 13 (15.48%) MQSeries
3 12 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 8 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (4.76%) Lotus Domino
5 4 (4.76%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.57%) IBM Notes
6 3 (3.57%) Drupal
7 2 (2.38%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.19%) Apache
8 1 (1.19%) JBoss
8 1 (1.19%) NetWeaver
8 1 (1.19%) Commerce Server
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (19.05%) Maximo
2 7 (8.33%) Tridion
3 2 (2.38%) Magento
4 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.19%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (1.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (14.29%) SaaS
2 12 (14.29%) PaaS
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.67%) Internet
2 13 (15.48%) FTP
3 9 (10.71%) LDAP
4 8 (9.52%) SAN
4 8 (9.52%) Firewall
5 7 (8.33%) SSH
5 7 (8.33%) NAS
5 7 (8.33%) Telnet
5 7 (8.33%) PuTTY
6 6 (7.14%) DNS
7 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.38%) DHCP
9 1 (1.19%) WAN
9 1 (1.19%) HTTP
9 1 (1.19%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.81%) Relational Database
2 19 (22.62%) DB2
2 19 (22.62%) RDBMS
3 14 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 6 (7.14%) DbVisualizer
5 3 (3.57%) MySQL
6 2 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.38%) DataStage
6 2 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.38%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.19%) Sybase IQ
7 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.19%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (1.19%) SAP HANA
7 1 (1.19%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 10 (11.90%) Ant
2 9 (10.71%) Subversion
3 8 (9.52%) Eclipse
4 7 (8.33%) Toad
4 7 (8.33%) JUnit
4 7 (8.33%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 7 (8.33%) Log4j
5 6 (7.14%) HP UFT
5 6 (7.14%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.38%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.19%) Lombardi
7 1 (1.19%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.19%) ChangeMan
General
1 17 (20.24%) Finance
2 11 (13.10%) Retail
3 3 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.19%) Advertising
4 1 (1.19%) Marketing
4 1 (1.19%) French Language
4 1 (1.19%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (19.05%) Analyst
1 16 (19.05%) Architect
2 13 (15.48%) Solutions Architect
3 12 (14.29%) Developer
4 10 (11.90%) Project Manager
4 10 (11.90%) E-Commerce Project Manager
4 10 (11.90%) E-Commerce Manager
5 8 (9.52%) Administrator
5 8 (9.52%) Java Developer
5 8 (9.52%) Test Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Consultant
7 5 (5.95%) Applications Architect
7 5 (5.95%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Maximo Architect
8 3 (3.57%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
8 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Architect
9 2 (2.38%) Lotus Notes Administrator
9 2 (2.38%) Technical Administrator
9 2 (2.38%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (29.76%) J2EE
2 14 (16.67%) XML
3 13 (15.48%) HTML
4 12 (14.29%) SOAP
4 12 (14.29%) Web Services
4 12 (14.29%) REST
5 8 (9.52%) Servlets
5 8 (9.52%) EJB
6 7 (8.33%) JDBC
6 7 (8.33%) JSP
6 7 (8.33%) Struts
6 7 (8.33%) .NET
6 7 (8.33%) XSLT
6 7 (8.33%) XHTML
6 7 (8.33%) JMS
6 7 (8.33%) JSTL
6 7 (8.33%) XMLBeans
6 7 (8.33%) Ajax
7 6 (7.14%) Flash
8 3 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.29%) GIS
1 12 (14.29%) Data Integration
2 11 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.33%) Web 2.0
4 6 (7.14%) Replication
5 5 (5.95%) Mainframe
6 4 (4.76%) Blackberry
6 4 (4.76%) iSeries
7 3 (3.57%) PMI
7 3 (3.57%) HACMP
7 3 (3.57%) AS400
7 3 (3.57%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.38%) LPAR
8 2 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
9 1 (1.19%) Clustering
9 1 (1.19%) PKI
9 1 (1.19%) Visualisation
9 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (28.57%) UNIX
2 21 (25.00%) Windows
3 20 (23.81%) Linux
4 9 (10.71%) HPUX
5 8 (9.52%) Solaris
6 5 (5.95%) AIX
7 4 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.76%) Data ONTAP
8 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.19%) OS/400
9 1 (1.19%) zOS
9 1 (1.19%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 15 (17.86%) SOA
3 14 (16.67%) ETL
4 13 (15.48%) TOGAF
5 11 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (13.10%) Project Management
6 10 (11.90%) Time Management
6 10 (11.90%) Waterfall
6 10 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (10.71%) Content Management
8 8 (9.52%) ITIL
9 7 (8.33%) UML
9 7 (8.33%) OO
9 7 (8.33%) RAD
9 7 (8.33%) Identity Management
10 6 (7.14%) Automated Testing
10 6 (7.14%) Regression Testing
10 6 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (7.14%) System Testing
11 5 (5.95%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (41.67%) Java
2 18 (21.43%) SQL
3 14 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.33%) Perl
4 7 (8.33%) XPath
4 7 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 5 (5.95%) C
6 3 (3.57%) Ruby
6 3 (3.57%) PHP
6 3 (3.57%) Python
7 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.19%) JCL
8 1 (1.19%) REXX
8 1 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.14%) Degree
2 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.57%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.19%) ACCA
4 1 (1.19%) ISEB
4 1 (1.19%) RHCE
4 1 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) SLA
3 1 (1.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.33%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 5 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.38%) PowerHA
5 1 (1.19%) Docker
5 1 (1.19%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (1.19%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.19%) vSphere
5 1 (1.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (10.71%) Tivoli
2 7 (8.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 7 (8.33%) CA Single Sign-On
2 7 (8.33%) Novell Identity Manager
2 7 (8.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 4 (4.76%) Puppet
4 3 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.57%) Ansible
5 1 (1.19%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.19%) OpenView
5 1 (1.19%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.19%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.19%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 30 (35.71%) Oracle
2 17 (20.24%) VMware
3 16 (19.05%) HP
3 16 (19.05%) Citrix
4 12 (14.29%) ESRI
5 11 (13.10%) CA
6 8 (9.52%) ATG
7 7 (8.33%) Sun
7 7 (8.33%) Blue Martini
7 7 (8.33%) Elastic Path
7 7 (8.33%) Cyber-Ark
7 7 (8.33%) Interwoven
7 7 (8.33%) Novell
8 6 (7.14%) SAP
9 5 (5.95%) Cisco
9 5 (5.95%) Microsoft
9 5 (5.95%) NetApp
10 4 (4.76%) Brocade
10 4 (4.76%) hybris
10 4 (4.76%) Veritas
Watford, Hertfordshire
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