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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 10 9 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing IBM 26 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 19.55% 9.76% 7.89%
As % of the Vendors category 30.59% 25.00% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £27.49 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.24% +44.68%
Vendors Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
85 32 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 63.91% 39.02% 47.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 11 17
Average daily rate £388 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £334 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £545 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £23.86 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.86% -8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
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 23 April 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 37 (94.87%) E-Commerce
1 37 (94.87%) Retail
2 34 (87.18%) WebSphere
3 30 (76.92%) Java
3 30 (76.92%) J2EE
4 29 (74.36%) Finance
4 29 (74.36%) Manufacturing
5 28 (71.79%) Project Management
6 16 (41.03%) UNIX
7 15 (38.46%) Time Management
8 14 (35.90%) Waterfall
8 14 (35.90%) Linux
8 14 (35.90%) MQSeries
9 13 (33.33%) DB2
9 13 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (33.33%) Change Control
10 11 (28.21%) Oracle
10 11 (28.21%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (25.64%) SQL
12 9 (23.08%) HTTP
13 8 (20.51%) Sun
13 8 (20.51%) HP
13 8 (20.51%) Tomcat
13 8 (20.51%) HTML
13 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
13 8 (20.51%) Windows
13 8 (20.51%) HPUX
13 8 (20.51%) Solaris
13 8 (20.51%) XML
13 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 34 (87.18%) WebSphere
2 14 (35.90%) MQSeries
3 11 (28.21%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (20.51%) Tomcat
5 6 (15.38%) IIS
5 6 (15.38%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (5.13%) Adobe CQ
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Tridion
2 1 (2.56%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) HTTP
2 7 (17.95%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (33.33%) DB2
2 7 (17.95%) Oracle Database
2 7 (17.95%) Relational Database
2 7 (17.95%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.13%) MySQL
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.56%) DbVisualizer
4 1 (2.56%) ActiveReports
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Subversion
1 7 (17.95%) Log4j
1 7 (17.95%) Ant
1 7 (17.95%) JUnit
1 7 (17.95%) Eclipse
2 5 (12.82%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 2 (5.13%) Maven
4 1 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 37 (94.87%) Retail
2 29 (74.36%) Finance
2 29 (74.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (69.23%) Project Manager
2 8 (20.51%) Agile Project Manager
3 7 (17.95%) Java Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 6 (15.38%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 6 (15.38%) Services Delivery Manager
4 6 (15.38%) Service Manager
4 6 (15.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 6 (15.38%) Technical Project Manager
4 6 (15.38%) Delivery Project Manager
4 6 (15.38%) Infrastructure Manager
4 6 (15.38%) Technical Manager
4 6 (15.38%) Delivery Manager
4 6 (15.38%) Technical Services Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.56%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (76.92%) J2EE
2 8 (20.51%) HTML
2 8 (20.51%) XML
3 7 (17.95%) XMLBeans
3 7 (17.95%) Ajax
3 7 (17.95%) XSLT
3 7 (17.95%) Struts
3 7 (17.95%) Servlets
3 7 (17.95%) JMS
4 5 (12.82%) JSTL
4 5 (12.82%) JDBC
4 5 (12.82%) JSP
4 5 (12.82%) EJB
4 5 (12.82%) XHTML
5 2 (5.13%) JSON
5 2 (5.13%) jQuery
5 2 (5.13%) REST
5 2 (5.13%) Spring
5 2 (5.13%) Hibernate
5 2 (5.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Web 2.0
2 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (41.03%) UNIX
2 14 (35.90%) Linux
3 8 (20.51%) Windows
3 8 (20.51%) HPUX
3 8 (20.51%) Solaris
4 7 (17.95%) AIX
5 6 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (15.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (94.87%) E-Commerce
2 28 (71.79%) Project Management
3 15 (38.46%) Time Management
4 14 (35.90%) Waterfall
5 13 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (33.33%) Change Control
6 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (17.95%) Content Management
7 7 (17.95%) ITIL
7 7 (17.95%) OO
8 6 (15.38%) UML
8 6 (15.38%) Service Delivery
8 6 (15.38%) Web Development
9 5 (12.82%) RAD
10 2 (5.13%) Systems Analysis
11 1 (2.56%) BCP
11 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (2.56%) Change Management
11 1 (2.56%) Regression Testing
11 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 30 (76.92%) Java
2 10 (25.64%) SQL
3 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
4 7 (17.95%) XPath
5 5 (12.82%) Bash Shell
5 5 (12.82%) Perl
6 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) Sun Certification
3 1 (2.56%) ISEB
3 1 (2.56%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Oracle
2 8 (20.51%) Sun
2 8 (20.51%) HP
3 7 (17.95%) Dell
3 7 (17.95%) Interwoven
4 6 (15.38%) ATG
4 6 (15.38%) Red Hat
5 5 (12.82%) Blue Martini
5 5 (12.82%) Elastic Path
6 1 (2.56%) Sybase
6 1 (2.56%) Symantec
6 1 (2.56%) Juniper
6 1 (2.56%) Hitachi
6 1 (2.56%) Cognos
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco
6 1 (2.56%) EMC
6 1 (2.56%) VMware
6 1 (2.56%) Demandware
6 1 (2.56%) hybris