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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 22 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing IBM 8 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 5.67% 21.43% 22.08%
As % of the Vendors category 13.33% 33.33% 39.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £409 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.75% +9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.53 £19.50 £30.70
% change year-on-year
+61.66% -36.48%
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
60 54 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 42.55% 64.29% 55.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 17
Average daily rate £335 £344 £196
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.54% +75.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £165 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Average hourly rate £13.75 £46.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.10% +162.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 22 September 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 15 (93.75%) Java
1 15 (93.75%) J2EE
1 15 (93.75%) E-Commerce
1 15 (93.75%) Retail
2 14 (87.50%) Finance
2 14 (87.50%) Manufacturing
3 12 (75.00%) MQSeries
3 12 (75.00%) XML
3 12 (75.00%) UNIX
3 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (75.00%) HTML
3 12 (75.00%) SQL
4 11 (68.75%) Degree
5 10 (62.50%) WebSphere
6 7 (43.75%) DB2
6 7 (43.75%) HP
7 6 (37.50%) Eclipse
7 6 (37.50%) Interwoven
7 6 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (37.50%) LoadRunner
7 6 (37.50%) ISEB
7 6 (37.50%) Internet
7 6 (37.50%) Log4j
7 6 (37.50%) Regression Testing
7 6 (37.50%) Subversion
7 6 (37.50%) Content Management
7 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
7 6 (37.50%) XMLBeans
7 6 (37.50%) Ajax
7 6 (37.50%) Ant

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 12 (75.00%) MQSeries
2 10 (62.50%) WebSphere
3 5 (31.25%) Adobe CQ
3 5 (31.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (6.25%) Lync
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Internet
2 5 (31.25%) HTTP
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) DB2
2 6 (37.50%) DbVisualizer
3 5 (31.25%) MySQL
4 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (25.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Eclipse
1 6 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (37.50%) LoadRunner
1 6 (37.50%) Log4j
1 6 (37.50%) Subversion
1 6 (37.50%) Ant
1 6 (37.50%) JUnit
2 5 (31.25%) Maven
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 15 (93.75%) Retail
2 14 (87.50%) Finance
2 14 (87.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Tester
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
1 6 (37.50%) Java Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) J2EE
2 12 (75.00%) XML
2 12 (75.00%) HTML
3 6 (37.50%) JMS
3 6 (37.50%) XSLT
3 6 (37.50%) Flash
3 6 (37.50%) XMLBeans
3 6 (37.50%) Ajax
3 6 (37.50%) Servlets
3 6 (37.50%) Struts
4 5 (31.25%) Web Services
4 5 (31.25%) SOAP
4 5 (31.25%) CSS
4 5 (31.25%) JSON
4 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
4 5 (31.25%) Spring
4 5 (31.25%) jQuery
4 5 (31.25%) REST
5 1 (6.25%) JSTL
5 1 (6.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Web 2.0
1 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) UNIX
2 6 (37.50%) HPUX
2 6 (37.50%) Solaris
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) E-Commerce
2 6 (37.50%) OO
2 6 (37.50%) Regression Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Content Management
2 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 6 (37.50%) System Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) Change Control
5 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.25%) UML
5 1 (6.25%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) Java
2 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (75.00%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) XPath
4 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Degree
2 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (37.50%) ISEB
3 5 (31.25%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) MOM
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) HP
2 6 (37.50%) Interwoven
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 5 (31.25%) Sun
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Intel
4 1 (6.25%) ATG
4 1 (6.25%) Blue Martini
4 1 (6.25%) Elastic Path