The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 18 17 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing IBM 13 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 10.00% 8.26% 20.65%
As % of the Vendors category 17.11% 16.36% 35.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£475 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +55.55%
IBM
Hertfordshire

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

Vendors Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
76 55 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 58.46% 50.46% 57.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 25 14
Average daily rate £425 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -10.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 1
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% -69.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Watford

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 21 (72.41%) Java
1 21 (72.41%) E-Commerce
2 19 (65.52%) J2EE
2 19 (65.52%) WebSphere
3 13 (44.83%) UNIX
4 11 (37.93%) Linux
4 11 (37.93%) DB2
4 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
4 11 (37.93%) HTML
4 11 (37.93%) SQL
5 10 (34.48%) XML
5 10 (34.48%) MQSeries
6 9 (31.03%) Internet
7 8 (27.59%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (27.59%) OO
7 8 (27.59%) Ant
7 8 (27.59%) Time Management
7 8 (27.59%) Project Management
7 8 (27.59%) Finance
7 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (27.59%) Waterfall
7 8 (27.59%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (24.14%) Bash Shell
8 7 (24.14%) Elastic Path
8 7 (24.14%) Relational Database
8 7 (24.14%) Retail
8 7 (24.14%) XHTML
8 7 (24.14%) Subversion
8 7 (24.14%) Content Management
8 7 (24.14%) ATG

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 19 (65.52%) WebSphere
2 10 (34.48%) MQSeries
3 8 (27.59%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.45%) JBoss
4 1 (3.45%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (3.45%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) Internet
2 2 (6.90%) Telnet
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) SSH
2 2 (6.90%) NAS
2 2 (6.90%) PuTTY
2 2 (6.90%) LDAP
2 2 (6.90%) SAN
3 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) DB2
2 7 (24.14%) RDBMS
2 7 (24.14%) Relational Database
3 3 (10.34%) DbVisualizer
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Ant
2 7 (24.14%) JUnit
2 7 (24.14%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Eclipse
2 7 (24.14%) Log4j
2 7 (24.14%) Subversion
3 3 (10.34%) HP UFT
3 3 (10.34%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.90%) Toad
5 1 (3.45%) Xcode
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Project Manager
1 8 (27.59%) Developer
1 8 (27.59%) E-Commerce Project Manager
1 8 (27.59%) E-Commerce Manager
2 7 (24.14%) Java Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) DBA
6 1 (3.45%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (65.52%) J2EE
2 11 (37.93%) HTML
3 10 (34.48%) XML
4 7 (24.14%) XSLT
4 7 (24.14%) EJB
4 7 (24.14%) JDBC
4 7 (24.14%) JSP
4 7 (24.14%) Servlets
4 7 (24.14%) Struts
4 7 (24.14%) XHTML
4 7 (24.14%) JMS
4 7 (24.14%) XMLBeans
4 7 (24.14%) Ajax
4 7 (24.14%) JSTL
5 3 (10.34%) Flash
6 2 (6.90%) .NET
7 1 (3.45%) CSS
7 1 (3.45%) HTML5
7 1 (3.45%) iOS SDK
7 1 (3.45%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Web 2.0
2 4 (13.79%) PMI
3 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.90%) Replication
4 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.45%) AS400
5 1 (3.45%) iPhone
5 1 (3.45%) iSeries
5 1 (3.45%) LPAR
5 1 (3.45%) iPad
5 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) UNIX
2 11 (37.93%) Linux
3 7 (24.14%) Windows
3 7 (24.14%) HPUX
3 7 (24.14%) Solaris
4 2 (6.90%) AIX
4 2 (6.90%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) Android
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) E-Commerce
2 8 (27.59%) Project Management
2 8 (27.59%) OO
2 8 (27.59%) Time Management
2 8 (27.59%) Waterfall
2 8 (27.59%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (24.14%) Content Management
3 7 (24.14%) UML
3 7 (24.14%) RAD
4 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.34%) ITIL
5 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
5 3 (10.34%) System Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Identity Management
7 1 (3.45%) Security Management
7 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) Android Development
7 1 (3.45%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (72.41%) Java
2 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
2 11 (37.93%) SQL
3 7 (24.14%) Perl
3 7 (24.14%) XPath
3 7 (24.14%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.90%) C
5 1 (3.45%) PHP
5 1 (3.45%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Degree
2 4 (13.79%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Tivoli
1 2 (6.90%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 2 (6.90%) CA Single Sign-On
1 2 (6.90%) Novell Identity Manager
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.45%) Ansible
2 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Interwoven
1 7 (24.14%) ATG
1 7 (24.14%) Blue Martini
1 7 (24.14%) Elastic Path
2 6 (20.69%) HP
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) CA
4 2 (6.90%) NetApp
4 2 (6.90%) Novell
4 2 (6.90%) Veritas
4 2 (6.90%) Brocade
4 2 (6.90%) Sun
4 2 (6.90%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (3.45%) hybris
5 1 (3.45%) Tealeaf
5 1 (3.45%) Lotus
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.45%) Dell
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix