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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 52 44 48
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing IBM 5 21 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.74% 3.28% 3.19%
As % of the Vendors category 1.36% 6.60% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.69 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+54.25% -26.80%
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
369 318 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 54.42% 49.69% 40.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 162 179
Average daily rate £400 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £176 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 28
Average hourly rate £15.29 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.56 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £34.90 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +4 1 - - 1
Watford -9 1 £433 +92.22%
Stevenage - 1 £550 -
Tring - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
IBM
East of England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 12 (37.50%) Linux
2 12 (37.50%) HPUX
3 11 (34.38%) Java
4 10 (31.25%) SAN
4 10 (31.25%) Retail
4 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 10 (31.25%) HTML
4 10 (31.25%) SQL
4 10 (31.25%) UNIX
4 10 (31.25%) XML
4 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
4 10 (31.25%) E-Commerce
4 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
5 9 (28.13%) Brocade
5 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
5 9 (28.13%) IBM XIV
5 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
5 9 (28.13%) NetBackup
5 9 (28.13%) Backup Exec
6 8 (25.00%) Finance
6 8 (25.00%) Oracle
6 8 (25.00%) HP
6 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (21.88%) WebSphere
7 7 (21.88%) Project Planning
7 7 (21.88%) MySQL
7 7 (21.88%) Spring
7 7 (21.88%) Internet
8 6 (18.75%) Manufacturing

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (21.88%) WebSphere
2 6 (18.75%) MQSeries
3 3 (9.38%) Tomcat
3 3 (9.38%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (3.13%) Lync
4 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.50%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) SAN
2 7 (21.88%) Internet
3 4 (12.50%) Extranet
3 4 (12.50%) Intranet
3 4 (12.50%) HTTP
3 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.13%) DNS
4 1 (3.13%) LDAP
4 1 (3.13%) LAN
4 1 (3.13%) SMS
4 1 (3.13%) WAN
4 1 (3.13%) DHCP
4 1 (3.13%) MPLS
4 1 (3.13%) Firewall
4 1 (3.13%) VLAN
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.88%) MySQL
3 4 (12.50%) OLAP
3 4 (12.50%) MS Access
3 4 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (12.50%) OLTP
3 4 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (12.50%) DataStage
3 4 (12.50%) Data Mart
3 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle OLAP
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (12.50%) SAP Data Services
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (9.38%) DbVisualizer
4 3 (9.38%) DB2
5 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Ant
1 3 (9.38%) JUnit
1 3 (9.38%) Eclipse
1 3 (9.38%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner
1 3 (9.38%) Log4j
1 3 (9.38%) Subversion
1 3 (9.38%) Maven
General
1 10 (31.25%) Retail
2 8 (25.00%) Finance
3 6 (18.75%) Manufacturing
3 6 (18.75%) Marketing
4 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) Backup Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Support
4 3 (9.38%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Java Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (6.25%) AS400 Support
5 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) XML
1 10 (31.25%) HTML
2 7 (21.88%) Spring
3 6 (18.75%) CSS
3 6 (18.75%) J2EE
4 3 (9.38%) Servlets
4 3 (9.38%) SOAP
4 3 (9.38%) Struts
4 3 (9.38%) Web Services
4 3 (9.38%) XSLT
4 3 (9.38%) Flash
4 3 (9.38%) JMS
4 3 (9.38%) Hibernate
4 3 (9.38%) XMLBeans
4 3 (9.38%) Ajax
4 3 (9.38%) JSON
4 3 (9.38%) jQuery
4 3 (9.38%) HTML5
4 3 (9.38%) REST
4 3 (9.38%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) IBM XIV
2 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.50%) Data Integration
4 3 (9.38%) iSeries
4 3 (9.38%) Web 2.0
5 2 (6.25%) AS400
6 1 (3.13%) Replication
6 1 (3.13%) Clustering
6 1 (3.13%) PKI
6 1 (3.13%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 12 (37.50%) HPUX
2 12 (37.50%) Linux
3 10 (31.25%) UNIX
4 3 (9.38%) OS/400
4 3 (9.38%) Solaris
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.13%) AIX
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.13%) i5/OS
6 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) E-Commerce
2 7 (21.88%) Project Planning
3 5 (15.63%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (12.50%) Web Development
4 4 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 4 (12.50%) ETL
4 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Content Management
5 3 (9.38%) Automated Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
5 3 (9.38%) System Testing
5 3 (9.38%) OO
5 3 (9.38%) Logical Data Model
5 3 (9.38%) Physical Data Model
6 2 (6.25%) Campaign Management
6 2 (6.25%) Marketing Management
6 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (6.25%) Marketing Strategy
6 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) Java
2 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 10 (31.25%) SQL
3 4 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 3 (9.38%) XPath
5 2 (6.25%) Perl
6 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.13%) VBScript
6 1 (3.13%) Python
6 1 (3.13%) REXX
6 1 (3.13%) Tcl
6 1 (3.13%) JCL
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
3 6 (18.75%) Degree
4 3 (9.38%) ISEB
4 3 (9.38%) Sun Certification
4 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
1 4 (12.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.13%) vSphere
2 1 (3.13%) VMFS
2 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.13%) NFS
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) NetBackup
1 9 (28.13%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (3.13%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.13%) MOM
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Brocade
2 8 (25.00%) Oracle
2 8 (25.00%) HP
3 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.50%) Informatica
4 4 (12.50%) MicroStrategy
4 4 (12.50%) Teradata
4 4 (12.50%) Business Objects
4 4 (12.50%) SAP
4 4 (12.50%) Cognos
5 3 (9.38%) Endeca
5 3 (9.38%) Interwoven
5 3 (9.38%) Sun
6 2 (6.25%) VMware
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco
6 2 (6.25%) Unica
7 1 (3.13%) EMC
7 1 (3.13%) Intel
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix
7 1 (3.13%) NetApp