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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 12 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing IBM 17 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 11.18% 17.48% 5.41%
As % of the Vendors category 20.24% 30.00% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -
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
84 60 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 55.26% 58.25% 33.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 31 14
Average daily rate £360 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £190 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.86 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.44% -
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
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Watford region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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 15 (65.22%) E-Commerce
2 11 (47.83%) Java
2 11 (47.83%) J2EE
2 11 (47.83%) WebSphere
3 10 (43.48%) Degree
3 10 (43.48%) JavaScript
3 10 (43.48%) HTML
4 9 (39.13%) UNIX
5 8 (34.78%) OO
6 7 (30.43%) Linux
6 7 (30.43%) SQL
6 7 (30.43%) DB2
7 6 (26.09%) XML
7 6 (26.09%) Windows
7 6 (26.09%) MQSeries
7 6 (26.09%) Retail
8 5 (21.74%) HP
8 5 (21.74%) Internet
8 5 (21.74%) Blackberry
8 5 (21.74%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (17.39%) EJB
9 4 (17.39%) CSS
9 4 (17.39%) JDBC
9 4 (17.39%) JSP
9 4 (17.39%) Servlets
9 4 (17.39%) Struts
9 4 (17.39%) XSLT
9 4 (17.39%) Ant
9 4 (17.39%) JUnit
9 4 (17.39%) Perl

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (47.83%) WebSphere
2 6 (26.09%) MQSeries
3 5 (21.74%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (4.35%) JBoss
4 1 (4.35%) Lotus Domino
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Internet
2 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) SAN
2 2 (8.70%) NAS
3 1 (4.35%) PuTTY
3 1 (4.35%) SSH
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) Telnet
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) DB2
2 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
2 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.70%) DbVisualizer
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Ant
1 4 (17.39%) JUnit
1 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
1 4 (17.39%) Eclipse
1 4 (17.39%) Subversion
1 4 (17.39%) Log4j
1 4 (17.39%) Xcode
2 2 (8.70%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.35%) Toad
General
1 6 (26.09%) Retail
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Java Developer
2 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce Project Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Project Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Mobile Applications Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Mobile Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Lead Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Storage Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) J2EE
2 10 (43.48%) HTML
3 6 (26.09%) XML
4 4 (17.39%) EJB
4 4 (17.39%) CSS
4 4 (17.39%) JDBC
4 4 (17.39%) JSP
4 4 (17.39%) Servlets
4 4 (17.39%) Struts
4 4 (17.39%) XSLT
4 4 (17.39%) JMS
4 4 (17.39%) XHTML
4 4 (17.39%) JSTL
4 4 (17.39%) XMLBeans
4 4 (17.39%) Ajax
4 4 (17.39%) HTML5
4 4 (17.39%) iOS SDK
4 4 (17.39%) CSS3
4 4 (17.39%) PhoneGap
4 4 (17.39%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Blackberry
2 4 (17.39%) PMI
2 4 (17.39%) Web 2.0
2 4 (17.39%) iPhone
2 4 (17.39%) iPad
2 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
2 4 (17.39%) User Experience
3 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.70%) Replication
4 2 (8.70%) iSeries
5 1 (4.35%) LPAR
5 1 (4.35%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) UNIX
2 7 (30.43%) Linux
3 6 (26.09%) Windows
4 4 (17.39%) HPUX
4 4 (17.39%) Solaris
4 4 (17.39%) Android
4 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
5 2 (8.70%) AIX
6 1 (4.35%) i5/OS
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.35%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) E-Commerce
2 8 (34.78%) OO
3 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
3 4 (17.39%) UML
3 4 (17.39%) RAD
3 4 (17.39%) Content Management
3 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) Project Management
3 4 (17.39%) Time Management
3 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
3 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (17.39%) Android Development
3 4 (17.39%) iOS Development
3 4 (17.39%) Mobile Development
4 3 (13.04%) ITIL
5 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
5 2 (8.70%) System Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) Java
2 10 (43.48%) JavaScript
3 7 (30.43%) SQL
4 4 (17.39%) Perl
4 4 (17.39%) Objective-C
4 4 (17.39%) XPath
4 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.70%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.35%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (4.35%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (4.35%) Novell Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) HP
2 4 (17.39%) Interwoven
2 4 (17.39%) ATG
2 4 (17.39%) Blue Martini
2 4 (17.39%) Elastic Path
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) Veritas
3 2 (8.70%) NetApp
3 2 (8.70%) Brocade
4 1 (4.35%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (4.35%) Tealeaf
4 1 (4.35%) Novell
4 1 (4.35%) Lotus
4 1 (4.35%) CA
4 1 (4.35%) Dell
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) Sun