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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 10 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing IBM 11 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 8.73% 9.94% 19.53%
As % of the Vendors category 19.64% 17.39% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 6
Median daily rate £525 £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.00% -21.87%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £31.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +23.52%
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
56 92 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 44.44% 57.14% 60.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 42 31
Median daily rate £450 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £442
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £23.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -35.02%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford region citing IBM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for IBM.

1 11 (73.33%) WebSphere
2 9 (60.00%) ETL
3 7 (46.67%) DataStage
3 7 (46.67%) IBM Integration Bus
4 6 (40.00%) DataPower
4 6 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (40.00%) SQL
4 6 (40.00%) Unix
5 5 (33.33%) Java
5 5 (33.33%) J2EE
5 5 (33.33%) DB2
5 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 4 (26.67%) Project Planning
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle
6 4 (26.67%) Internet
7 3 (20.00%) Change Management
7 3 (20.00%) Middleware
7 3 (20.00%) Retail
7 3 (20.00%) Ant
7 3 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (20.00%) UML
7 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (20.00%) Rational Application Developer
8 2 (13.33%) DbVisualizer
8 2 (13.33%) System Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Flash
8 2 (13.33%) HP
8 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
8 2 (13.33%) HTML

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (73.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (6.67%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Project
1 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) DataStage
2 5 (33.33%) DB2
3 2 (13.33%) DbVisualizer
4 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Ant
1 3 (20.00%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.67%) Protractor
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Architect
2 6 (40.00%) Integration Architect
3 5 (33.33%) WebSphere Architect
4 4 (26.67%) DataStage Architect
4 4 (26.67%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce Architect
5 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
5 3 (20.00%) Java Architect
5 3 (20.00%) Java Solutions Architect
5 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
6 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) ETL Architect
6 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) IBM Integration Bus
2 5 (33.33%) J2EE
3 3 (20.00%) Middleware
4 2 (13.33%) Flash
4 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 2 (13.33%) XML
5 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
5 1 (6.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) DataPower
2 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.67%) FMCG
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) AIX
2 1 (6.67%) HPUX
2 1 (6.67%) Solaris
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) ETL
2 6 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 4 (26.67%) Project Planning
5 3 (20.00%) Change Management
5 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (20.00%) UML
6 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 2 (13.33%) System Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) Coaching
7 1 (6.67%) Contingency Planning
7 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (6.67%) High Availability
7 1 (6.67%) Migration
7 1 (6.67%) Presales
7 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) MBA
1 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Dell
3 1 (6.67%) EMC
3 1 (6.67%) Hitachi
3 1 (6.67%) hybris
3 1 (6.67%) Juniper
3 1 (6.67%) Sage
3 1 (6.67%) Sybase
3 1 (6.67%) Symantec
3 1 (6.67%) VMware