The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 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 Watford 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 15 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing IBM 10 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 9.01% 15.12% 21.52%
As % of the Vendors category 16.95% 28.89% 35.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £475 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £24.05 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+29.96% -24.85%
Vendors Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
59 45 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 53.15% 52.33% 60.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 12
Average daily rate £285 £363 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.37% +83.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £305 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.50 £50.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.00% +300.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
IBM
Hertfordshire

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 24 July 2014, 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 34 (97.14%) E-Commerce
1 34 (97.14%) Retail
2 30 (85.71%) WebSphere
3 28 (80.00%) Java
3 28 (80.00%) J2EE
4 27 (77.14%) Finance
4 27 (77.14%) Manufacturing
5 22 (62.86%) UNIX
6 20 (57.14%) MQSeries
7 19 (54.29%) Project Management
8 18 (51.43%) DB2
9 16 (45.71%) SQL
10 14 (40.00%) HTML
10 14 (40.00%) JavaScript
10 14 (40.00%) Linux
10 14 (40.00%) XML
10 14 (40.00%) HP
11 11 (31.43%) Oracle
11 11 (31.43%) Degree
12 10 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
12 10 (28.57%) HTTP
13 9 (25.71%) Tomcat
13 9 (25.71%) Sun
14 8 (22.86%) Windows
14 8 (22.86%) HPUX
14 8 (22.86%) Solaris
15 7 (20.00%) AIX
15 7 (20.00%) OO
15 7 (20.00%) XSLT
15 7 (20.00%) ITIL

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 30 (85.71%) WebSphere
2 20 (57.14%) MQSeries
3 10 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (25.71%) Tomcat
5 6 (17.14%) IBM HTTP Server
5 6 (17.14%) IIS
6 3 (8.57%) Adobe CQ
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) HTTP
2 7 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (51.43%) DB2
2 7 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 7 (20.00%) DbVisualizer
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 7 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.57%) MySQL
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Ant
1 7 (20.00%) JUnit
1 7 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 7 (20.00%) Eclipse
1 7 (20.00%) Subversion
1 7 (20.00%) Log4j
2 6 (17.14%) LoadRunner
3 4 (11.43%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Maven
General
1 34 (97.14%) Retail
2 27 (77.14%) Finance
2 27 (77.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Project Manager
2 7 (20.00%) Tester
2 7 (20.00%) Developer
2 7 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 7 (20.00%) Agile Project Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Technical Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Services Delivery Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Service Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Delivery Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Technical Services Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Technical Project Manager
3 6 (17.14%) Delivery Project Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Support Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (80.00%) J2EE
2 14 (40.00%) HTML
2 14 (40.00%) XML
3 7 (20.00%) XSLT
3 7 (20.00%) Struts
3 7 (20.00%) Servlets
3 7 (20.00%) Flash
3 7 (20.00%) JMS
3 7 (20.00%) XMLBeans
3 7 (20.00%) Ajax
4 4 (11.43%) EJB
4 4 (11.43%) JDBC
4 4 (11.43%) JSP
4 4 (11.43%) XHTML
4 4 (11.43%) JSTL
5 3 (8.57%) jQuery
5 3 (8.57%) REST
5 3 (8.57%) Hibernate
5 3 (8.57%) JSON
5 3 (8.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Web 2.0
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (62.86%) UNIX
2 14 (40.00%) Linux
3 8 (22.86%) Windows
3 8 (22.86%) HPUX
3 8 (22.86%) Solaris
4 7 (20.00%) AIX
5 6 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (17.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (97.14%) E-Commerce
2 19 (54.29%) Project Management
3 7 (20.00%) OO
3 7 (20.00%) ITIL
3 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (20.00%) Content Management
3 7 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 7 (20.00%) System Testing
3 7 (20.00%) Time Management
4 6 (17.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (17.14%) Change Control
4 6 (17.14%) Waterfall
4 6 (17.14%) Automated Testing
4 6 (17.14%) Web Development
4 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
5 4 (11.43%) RAD
5 4 (11.43%) UML
6 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.86%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (80.00%) Java
2 16 (45.71%) SQL
3 14 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (20.00%) XPath
5 4 (11.43%) Perl
5 4 (11.43%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) Degree
2 7 (20.00%) ISEB
2 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (8.57%) Sun Certification
4 1 (2.86%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) HP
2 11 (31.43%) Oracle
3 9 (25.71%) Sun
4 7 (20.00%) Dell
4 7 (20.00%) Interwoven
5 6 (17.14%) Red Hat
6 4 (11.43%) Blue Martini
6 4 (11.43%) ATG
6 4 (11.43%) Elastic Path
7 1 (2.86%) VMware
7 1 (2.86%) Sybase
7 1 (2.86%) Juniper
7 1 (2.86%) Hitachi
7 1 (2.86%) EMC
7 1 (2.86%) Cisco
7 1 (2.86%) Symantec