The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Hertfordshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 49 24 45
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +21
Contract jobs citing IBM 13 38 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.93% 6.28% 2.93%
As % of the Vendors category 4.21% 11.62% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 4
Average daily rate
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£438 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -16.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -28.57%
Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
309 327 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 45.78% 54.05% 46.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 169 168
Average daily rate £375 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 19 33
Average hourly rate £18.75 £32.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% +12.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.35 £40.00 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
IBM
East of England

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
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 1 August 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
Watford -9 9 - - 3
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £438 -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
IBM
East of England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 42 (70.00%) WebSphere
2 38 (63.33%) Finance
3 37 (61.67%) E-Commerce
3 37 (61.67%) Retail
4 36 (60.00%) Java
5 35 (58.33%) UNIX
6 33 (55.00%) J2EE
7 27 (45.00%) Manufacturing
8 26 (43.33%) Oracle
9 23 (38.33%) Project Management
10 21 (35.00%) MQSeries
11 20 (33.33%) HP
11 20 (33.33%) Solaris
11 20 (33.33%) DB2
12 18 (30.00%) SQL
13 17 (28.33%) HTTP
14 16 (26.67%) JavaScript
14 16 (26.67%) HTML
14 16 (26.67%) Linux
15 15 (25.00%) XML
16 14 (23.33%) Ant
17 13 (21.67%) Tivoli
17 13 (21.67%) Red Hat
18 12 (20.00%) ITIL
18 12 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
18 12 (20.00%) WebLogic
18 12 (20.00%) Degree
19 10 (16.67%) Windows
19 10 (16.67%) Dell
19 10 (16.67%) Tomcat

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 42 (70.00%) WebSphere
2 21 (35.00%) MQSeries
3 12 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 12 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 10 (16.67%) Tomcat
5 7 (11.67%) IBM HTTP Server
5 7 (11.67%) Oracle Service Bus
6 6 (10.00%) IIS
7 5 (8.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 5 (8.33%) Apache
8 4 (6.67%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (3.33%) SAS
10 1 (1.67%) CICS
10 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
10 1 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (1.67%) Lync
10 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (1.67%) Node.js
10 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (28.33%) HTTP
2 8 (13.33%) Internet
3 5 (8.33%) SAN
4 3 (5.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.33%) Firewall
6 1 (1.67%) MPLS
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.67%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (33.33%) DB2
2 8 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 8 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 8 (13.33%) RDBMS
3 7 (11.67%) Oracle ODI
3 7 (11.67%) DbVisualizer
4 5 (8.33%) MySQL
4 5 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (23.33%) Ant
2 9 (15.00%) Eclipse
2 9 (15.00%) JUnit
2 9 (15.00%) Subversion
3 8 (13.33%) Log4j
4 7 (11.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (10.00%) LoadRunner
6 5 (8.33%) Maven
7 4 (6.67%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 1 (1.67%) JDeveloper
8 1 (1.67%) Jtest
8 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.67%) Grunt
8 1 (1.67%) Yeoman
8 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.67%) JIRA
General
1 38 (63.33%) Finance
2 37 (61.67%) Retail
3 27 (45.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Project Manager
2 12 (20.00%) Architect
3 8 (13.33%) Java Developer
3 8 (13.33%) Developer
3 8 (13.33%) Technical Architect
4 7 (11.67%) Tester
4 7 (11.67%) Agile Project Manager
5 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 6 (10.00%) Technical Manager
5 6 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (10.00%) Technical Services Manager
5 6 (10.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 6 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
5 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 6 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
5 6 (10.00%) Delivery Project Manager
5 6 (10.00%) Services Delivery Manager
5 6 (10.00%) Service Manager
6 5 (8.33%) Consultant
7 4 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (55.00%) J2EE
2 16 (26.67%) HTML
3 15 (25.00%) XML
4 8 (13.33%) XMLBeans
4 8 (13.33%) Ajax
4 8 (13.33%) Servlets
4 8 (13.33%) Struts
4 8 (13.33%) XSLT
4 8 (13.33%) JMS
5 7 (11.67%) Flash
6 5 (8.33%) Middleware
6 5 (8.33%) CSS
7 4 (6.67%) JSON
7 4 (6.67%) JSTL
7 4 (6.67%) jQuery
7 4 (6.67%) Spring
7 4 (6.67%) REST
7 4 (6.67%) XHTML
7 4 (6.67%) JDBC
7 4 (6.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Web 2.0
2 4 (6.67%) PKI
3 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (3.33%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.67%) Open Source
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 35 (58.33%) UNIX
2 20 (33.33%) Solaris
3 16 (26.67%) Linux
4 10 (16.67%) Windows
5 9 (15.00%) HPUX
6 8 (13.33%) AIX
7 6 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (10.00%) SUSE
8 2 (3.33%) MVS
9 1 (1.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (61.67%) E-Commerce
2 23 (38.33%) Project Management
3 12 (20.00%) ITIL
4 8 (13.33%) Content Management
4 8 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 8 (13.33%) OO
5 7 (11.67%) Regression Testing
5 7 (11.67%) System Testing
6 6 (10.00%) Time Management
6 6 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (10.00%) Web Development
6 6 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.00%) Change Control
6 6 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 5 (8.33%) RAD
7 5 (8.33%) SOA
7 5 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 36 (60.00%) Java
2 18 (30.00%) SQL
3 16 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 8 (13.33%) XPath
5 5 (8.33%) Perl
5 5 (8.33%) Python
6 4 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 4 (6.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 4 (6.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.67%) Tcl
7 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) Degree
2 7 (11.67%) ISEB
2 7 (11.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (6.67%) Sun Certification
4 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.00%) MCSE
4 3 (5.00%) VCAP
4 3 (5.00%) MCITP
4 3 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) MBA
6 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.67%) CCNP
6 1 (1.67%) CCNA
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.67%) NCDA
6 1 (1.67%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) Hyper-V
1 4 (6.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (5.00%) vSphere
2 3 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.00%) XenApp
2 3 (5.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (21.67%) Tivoli
2 7 (11.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (3.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.67%) Puppet
4 1 (1.67%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.67%) SCCM
4 1 (1.67%) SCOM
4 1 (1.67%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 26 (43.33%) Oracle
2 20 (33.33%) HP
3 13 (21.67%) Red Hat
4 10 (16.67%) Dell
4 10 (16.67%) Sun
5 8 (13.33%) Interwoven
6 7 (11.67%) EMC
7 5 (8.33%) VMware
7 5 (8.33%) ATG
7 5 (8.33%) Cisco
8 4 (6.67%) Blue Martini
8 4 (6.67%) Elastic Path
8 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
9 3 (5.00%) NetApp
9 3 (5.00%) Citrix
10 2 (3.33%) Veeam
10 2 (3.33%) Brocade
10 2 (3.33%) Sybase
10 2 (3.33%) CA
10 2 (3.33%) Juniper