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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 20 16 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing IBM 1 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 0.74% 10.53% 23.81%
As % of the Vendors category 1.25% 22.73% 53.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£433 £225 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.22% -47.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.69 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+54.25% -26.80%
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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
80 44 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 59.26% 46.32% 44.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 22 19
Average daily rate £400 £299 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.89% -29.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £160 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Average hourly rate £18.25 - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 18 December 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 7 (77.78%) HTML
1 7 (77.78%) Java
1 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
1 7 (77.78%) J2EE
1 7 (77.78%) XML
1 7 (77.78%) UNIX
1 7 (77.78%) MQSeries
1 7 (77.78%) E-Commerce
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
1 7 (77.78%) Manufacturing
1 7 (77.78%) Retail
1 7 (77.78%) Degree
2 5 (55.56%) HP
2 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (44.44%) DbVisualizer
3 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (44.44%) System Testing
3 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
3 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Flash
3 4 (44.44%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
3 4 (44.44%) ISEB
3 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 4 (44.44%) DB2
4 3 (33.33%) Ant
4 3 (33.33%) JUnit
4 3 (33.33%) CSS
4 3 (33.33%) Servlets

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 7 (77.78%) MQSeries
2 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
3 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 3 (33.33%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (11.11%) Lync
4 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) HTTP
1 3 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) DbVisualizer
1 4 (44.44%) DB2
2 3 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
2 3 (33.33%) Ant
2 3 (33.33%) JUnit
2 3 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 3 (33.33%) Subversion
2 3 (33.33%) Maven
2 3 (33.33%) Log4j
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
1 7 (77.78%) Manufacturing
1 7 (77.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) HTML
1 7 (77.78%) J2EE
1 7 (77.78%) XML
2 4 (44.44%) Flash
3 3 (33.33%) CSS
3 3 (33.33%) Servlets
3 3 (33.33%) SOAP
3 3 (33.33%) Struts
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) XSLT
3 3 (33.33%) JMS
3 3 (33.33%) XMLBeans
3 3 (33.33%) Ajax
3 3 (33.33%) JSON
3 3 (33.33%) jQuery
3 3 (33.33%) Spring
3 3 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 3 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (33.33%) Web 2.0
3 1 (11.11%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) UNIX
2 3 (33.33%) HPUX
2 3 (33.33%) Solaris
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) i5/OS
3 1 (11.11%) OS/400
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) E-Commerce
2 4 (44.44%) System Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 3 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) Content Management
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
1 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Degree
2 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (44.44%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) MOM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Interwoven
2 3 (33.33%) Sun
3 1 (11.11%) Intel
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft