Period
to 20 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

IBM
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 41 43
Rank change year-on-year -16 +2 +29
Contract jobs citing IBM 42 55 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.69% 4.01% 3.93%
As % of the Vendors category 5.34% 7.66% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 28
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £395 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.92% -12.22% +35.85%
10th Percentile £298 £211 £304
90th Percentile £633 £491 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £21.25
East of England median hourly rate - £34.50 £29.48
% change year-on-year - +17.03% -6.82%

IBM is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Hertfordshire.

All Vendors
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 787 718 854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 50.42% 52.37% 52.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 389 402
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -8.54% +13.10%
10th Percentile £184 £219 £213
90th Percentile £575 £500 £575
East of England median daily rate £407 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +8.60% -6.25% +9.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 36 82
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £14.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.90% -30.95% +35.48%
10th Percentile £11.42 £9.20 £9.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £43.84 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.43 £16.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -0.42% -19.51% -

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing IBM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in Hertfordshire

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IBM in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in Hertfordshire

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in Hertfordshire

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in Hertfordshire

IBM
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +1 32 £425 +78.95% 3
Stevenage -11 2 £260 -43.48%
Hemel Hempstead +2 1 - -
Hatfield -8 1 - - 1
IBM
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for IBM.

1 23 (54.76%) Java
1 23 (54.76%) WebSphere
2 15 (35.71%) XML
3 14 (33.33%) IBM Integration Bus
4 13 (30.95%) DataPower
4 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (30.95%) SQL
5 12 (28.57%) Unix
5 12 (28.57%) E-Commerce
6 11 (26.19%) XSLT
6 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
6 11 (26.19%) REST
6 11 (26.19%) JSON
7 10 (23.81%) .NET
7 10 (23.81%) WebSphere Application Server
7 10 (23.81%) Web Services
8 9 (21.43%) SOAP
8 9 (21.43%) Git (software)
9 8 (19.05%) RESTful
9 8 (19.05%) EJB
9 8 (19.05%) DB2
9 8 (19.05%) J2EE
9 8 (19.05%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (16.67%) Retail
10 7 (16.67%) Subversion
10 7 (16.67%) JSP
10 7 (16.67%) Linux
10 7 (16.67%) Apache
10 7 (16.67%) DevOps
10 7 (16.67%) WebSphere Cast Iron

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 23 (54.76%) WebSphere
2 10 (23.81%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (16.67%) Apache
4 5 (11.90%) MQSeries
5 4 (9.52%) Tomcat
6 3 (7.14%) Commerce Server
7 1 (2.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Apache Solr
7 1 (2.38%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (2.38%) CMS
7 1 (2.38%) Confluence
7 1 (2.38%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
7 1 (2.38%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) HipChat
1 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.38%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Magento
2 3 (7.14%) Maximo
3 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (4.76%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.76%) Boomi
1 2 (4.76%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) Firewall
2 5 (11.90%) Internet
3 3 (7.14%) HTTP
4 2 (4.76%) SSL
5 1 (2.38%) ATM
5 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) DB2
2 6 (14.29%) MySQL
3 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.76%) DbVisualizer
4 2 (4.76%) MS Access
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.76%) Power BI
4 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.38%) Jackrabbit
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 7 (16.67%) Subversion
3 5 (11.90%) Eclipse
3 5 (11.90%) JUnit
3 5 (11.90%) Log4j
3 5 (11.90%) Maven
3 5 (11.90%) Mockito
4 4 (9.52%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 3 (7.14%) JIRA
6 2 (4.76%) Ant
6 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.76%) Selenium
6 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.38%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (2.38%) Checkstyle
7 1 (2.38%) Gradle
7 1 (2.38%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 7 (16.67%) Retail
2 4 (9.52%) Games
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Developer
2 7 (16.67%) Consultant
3 5 (11.90%) Architect
3 5 (11.90%) WebSphere Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Integration Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Technical Leader
4 4 (9.52%) WebSphere Architect
5 3 (7.14%) WebSphere Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Java Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Lead Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Maximo Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) SSAS Developer
6 2 (4.76%) SSIS Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Tester
7 1 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (35.71%) XML
2 14 (33.33%) IBM Integration Bus
3 11 (26.19%) JSON
3 11 (26.19%) REST
3 11 (26.19%) XSLT
4 10 (23.81%) .NET
4 10 (23.81%) Web Services
5 9 (21.43%) SOAP
6 8 (19.05%) EJB
6 8 (19.05%) J2EE
6 8 (19.05%) RESTful
6 8 (19.05%) WebSphere MQ
7 7 (16.67%) JSP
8 5 (11.90%) HTML
8 5 (11.90%) JDBC
8 5 (11.90%) JMS
8 5 (11.90%) XSD
9 4 (9.52%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (9.52%) CSS
9 4 (9.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) DataPower
2 6 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 5 (11.90%) Client/Server
4 4 (9.52%) AS400
5 2 (4.76%) LPAR
6 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.38%) Clustering
6 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.38%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.38%) PMI
6 1 (2.38%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Unix
2 7 (16.67%) Linux
3 6 (14.29%) Solaris
3 6 (14.29%) Windows
4 5 (11.90%) HPUX
5 2 (4.76%) Android
5 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 7 (16.67%) DevOps
4 6 (14.29%) API Development
4 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (14.29%) ETL
4 6 (14.29%) OO
5 5 (11.90%) Open Source
5 5 (11.90%) RAD
6 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
6 4 (9.52%) Dependency Management
6 4 (9.52%) DNA
6 4 (9.52%) High Availability
6 4 (9.52%) SOA
6 4 (9.52%) TDD
6 4 (9.52%) Unit Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Data Modelling
7 3 (7.14%) Migration
7 3 (7.14%) MVC
7 3 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 23 (54.76%) Java
2 13 (30.95%) SQL
3 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.76%) Python
5 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.76%) VBA
6 1 (2.38%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.38%) COBOL
6 1 (2.38%) Jython
6 1 (2.38%) Perl
6 1 (2.38%) PHP
6 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
1 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) GCP
2 1 (2.38%) GxP
2 1 (2.38%) PMBOK
2 1 (2.38%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Docker
2 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.76%) Puppet
2 2 (4.76%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.38%) Ansible
3 1 (2.38%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.38%) Mesos
3 1 (2.38%) Rancher
3 1 (2.38%) Terraform
3 1 (2.38%) yum
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Oracle
2 5 (11.90%) hybris
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.52%) Talend
4 3 (7.14%) SAP
5 2 (4.76%) Cognos
5 2 (4.76%) Dell
5 2 (4.76%) VMware
6 1 (2.38%) Apple
6 1 (2.38%) ATG
6 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.38%) Blue Martini
6 1 (2.38%) Demandware
6 1 (2.38%) Elastic Path
6 1 (2.38%) Intershop
6 1 (2.38%) PTC
6 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.38%) Remedy
6 1 (2.38%) Sonatype