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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 10 18 6
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs citing IBM 18 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 12.95% 7.81% 22.22%
As % of the Vendors category 23.68% 17.24% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£463 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 - £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £21.73
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +61.06%
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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 58 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 54.68% 45.31% 64.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 30 14
Average daily rate £425 £325 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £185 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 4
Average hourly rate - £15.25 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -69.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.49
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.51%

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 3 September 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 28 (77.78%) Java
1 28 (77.78%) E-Commerce
2 26 (72.22%) WebSphere
3 24 (66.67%) J2EE
4 18 (50.00%) UNIX
5 16 (44.44%) DB2
5 16 (44.44%) SQL
6 13 (36.11%) HTML
6 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
6 13 (36.11%) XML
6 13 (36.11%) MQSeries
7 11 (30.56%) Finance
8 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (27.78%) Retail
8 10 (27.78%) Project Management
8 10 (27.78%) Time Management
8 10 (27.78%) Linux
8 10 (27.78%) Ant
8 10 (27.78%) Waterfall
8 10 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (25.00%) HP
9 9 (25.00%) Subversion
9 9 (25.00%) Internet
10 8 (22.22%) ATG
11 7 (19.44%) Log4j
11 7 (19.44%) Content Management
11 7 (19.44%) XMLBeans
11 7 (19.44%) Ajax
11 7 (19.44%) Blue Martini

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 26 (72.22%) WebSphere
2 13 (36.11%) MQSeries
3 9 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (8.33%) Drupal
4 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.78%) JBoss
5 1 (2.78%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (2.78%) Commerce Server
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Tridion
2 2 (5.56%) Magento
3 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (5.56%) Telnet
2 2 (5.56%) Firewall
2 2 (5.56%) SSH
2 2 (5.56%) NAS
2 2 (5.56%) PuTTY
2 2 (5.56%) LDAP
2 2 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.78%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (44.44%) DB2
2 7 (19.44%) RDBMS
2 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
3 6 (16.67%) DbVisualizer
4 3 (8.33%) MySQL
5 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Ant
2 9 (25.00%) Subversion
3 7 (19.44%) JUnit
3 7 (19.44%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 7 (19.44%) Eclipse
3 7 (19.44%) Log4j
4 6 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 6 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.56%) Toad
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 10 (27.78%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Electronics
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Project Manager
1 10 (27.78%) E-Commerce Project Manager
1 10 (27.78%) E-Commerce Manager
2 7 (19.44%) Java Developer
2 7 (19.44%) Developer
2 7 (19.44%) Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Storage Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Designer
7 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Administrator
7 1 (2.78%) Systems Designer
7 1 (2.78%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (66.67%) J2EE
2 13 (36.11%) HTML
2 13 (36.11%) XML
3 7 (19.44%) XSLT
3 7 (19.44%) EJB
3 7 (19.44%) JDBC
3 7 (19.44%) JSP
3 7 (19.44%) Servlets
3 7 (19.44%) Struts
3 7 (19.44%) XMLBeans
3 7 (19.44%) Ajax
3 7 (19.44%) JSTL
3 7 (19.44%) XHTML
3 7 (19.44%) JMS
4 6 (16.67%) Flash
5 2 (5.56%) .NET
6 1 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Web 2.0
1 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) PMI
3 2 (5.56%) Replication
4 1 (2.78%) iSeries
4 1 (2.78%) LPAR
4 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.78%) DTV
4 1 (2.78%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 18 (50.00%) UNIX
2 10 (27.78%) Linux
3 7 (19.44%) HPUX
3 7 (19.44%) Solaris
4 6 (16.67%) Windows
5 3 (8.33%) AIX
6 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.56%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (77.78%) E-Commerce
2 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) Project Management
2 10 (27.78%) Time Management
2 10 (27.78%) Waterfall
2 10 (27.78%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (19.44%) UML
3 7 (19.44%) OO
3 7 (19.44%) RAD
3 7 (19.44%) Content Management
4 6 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 6 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 6 (16.67%) System Testing
5 3 (8.33%) ITIL
5 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.56%) Identity Management
7 1 (2.78%) Security Management
7 1 (2.78%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (77.78%) Java
2 16 (44.44%) SQL
3 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
4 7 (19.44%) Perl
4 7 (19.44%) XPath
4 7 (19.44%) Bash Shell
5 3 (8.33%) Python
5 3 (8.33%) Ruby
5 3 (8.33%) PHP
6 2 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.78%) ISEB
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Puppet
1 3 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (8.33%) Ansible
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (5.56%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 2 (5.56%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (5.56%) Novell Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) HP
2 8 (22.22%) ATG
3 7 (19.44%) Blue Martini
3 7 (19.44%) Elastic Path
3 7 (19.44%) Interwoven
4 6 (16.67%) Oracle
5 4 (11.11%) hybris
6 2 (5.56%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (5.56%) Sun
6 2 (5.56%) Brocade
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco
6 2 (5.56%) CA
6 2 (5.56%) NetApp
6 2 (5.56%) Novell
6 2 (5.56%) Veritas
7 1 (2.78%) Lotus
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.78%) SAP
7 1 (2.78%) Dell
7 1 (2.78%) Citrix