Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 54 28
Rank change year-on-year +18 -26 +16
Contract jobs citing IBM 60 38 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.11% 3.09% 5.21%
As % of the Vendors category 7.88% 6.97% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 33
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -10.53% +35.71%
10th Percentile £220 £371 £325
90th Percentile £539 £508 £522
East of England median daily rate £425 £403 £450
% change year-on-year +5.59% -10.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.10 - -
East of England median hourly rate £25.02 £40.38 -
% change year-on-year -38.03% - -

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 761 545 664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 52.09% 44.38% 49.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 289 318
Hertfordshire median daily rate £390 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £180 £162 £260
90th Percentile £550 £555 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 37 42
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.86 £14.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -1.69% -0.67%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £8.03
90th Percentile £46.25 £44.05 £37.25
East of England median hourly rate £15.86 £17.64 £16.50
% change year-on-year -10.07% +6.88% -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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 2018. 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 +11 42 £450 - 4
Hatfield 0 6 £273 -27.33% 4
Hemel Hempstead -10 3 £225 - 1
Stevenage - 2 £280 - 2
St Albans 0 1 £300 -
IBM
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for IBM.

1 35 (58.33%) Java
2 32 (53.33%) WebSphere
3 30 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 24 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (38.33%) DNA
6 22 (36.67%) Retail
7 18 (30.00%) Oracle
7 18 (30.00%) DB2
8 17 (28.33%) hybris
9 16 (26.67%) Magento
10 15 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
11 14 (23.33%) SQL
12 13 (21.67%) Unix
12 13 (21.67%) Finance
12 13 (21.67%) Waterfall
13 12 (20.00%) Git (software)
13 12 (20.00%) VMware
14 11 (18.33%) Web Services
14 11 (18.33%) PHP
14 11 (18.33%) J2EE
14 11 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (16.67%) JIRA
15 10 (16.67%) Client/Server
15 10 (16.67%) Presales
15 10 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
16 9 (15.00%) Scenario Testing
16 9 (15.00%) Project Management
16 9 (15.00%) DbVisualizer
17 8 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement

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 32 (53.33%) WebSphere
2 15 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (11.67%) Apache Solr
4 6 (10.00%) JBoss
5 5 (8.33%) Tomcat
6 3 (5.00%) Apache
6 3 (5.00%) Commerce Server
6 3 (5.00%) IIS
6 3 (5.00%) MQSeries
7 2 (3.33%) IBM Notes
7 2 (3.33%) Jupyter
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (3.33%) ThingWorx
7 2 (3.33%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (1.67%) CMS
8 1 (1.67%) Confluence
8 1 (1.67%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.33%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 16 (26.67%) Magento
2 2 (3.33%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) Firewall
1 4 (6.67%) HTTP
2 3 (5.00%) Internet
2 3 (5.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (30.00%) DB2
2 9 (15.00%) DbVisualizer
3 7 (11.67%) Relational Database
4 6 (10.00%) MySQL
5 4 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (5.00%) NoSQL
6 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (5.00%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (3.33%) Looker
7 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
7 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.67%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 12 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 10 (16.67%) JIRA
3 8 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 5 (8.33%) Ant
4 5 (8.33%) Selenium
4 5 (8.33%) Subversion
4 5 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.67%) Firebug
5 4 (6.67%) JMeter
5 4 (6.67%) LoadRunner
5 4 (6.67%) The Grinder
5 4 (6.67%) WebDriver
6 3 (5.00%) Grunt
6 3 (5.00%) gulp
6 3 (5.00%) Jasmine
6 3 (5.00%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.67%) Log4j
7 1 (1.67%) Mockito
7 1 (1.67%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (36.67%) Retail
2 13 (21.67%) Finance
3 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.67%) Advertising
4 1 (1.67%) French Language
4 1 (1.67%) Games
4 1 (1.67%) Law
4 1 (1.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Analyst
2 9 (15.00%) Architect
2 9 (15.00%) Project Manager
3 8 (13.33%) Developer
4 5 (8.33%) Integration Architect
4 5 (8.33%) Tester
4 5 (8.33%) WebSphere Architect
5 4 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 4 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce Manager
5 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce Project Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (5.00%) Integration Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Report Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Business Integration Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.33%) J2EE
1 11 (18.33%) Web Services
2 8 (13.33%) Middleware
3 7 (11.67%) HTML
3 7 (11.67%) IBM Integration Bus
4 6 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (8.33%) CSS
5 5 (8.33%) REST
5 5 (8.33%) RESTful
6 4 (6.67%) Gherkin
6 4 (6.67%) Java EE
6 4 (6.67%) JSP
6 4 (6.67%) RESTEasy
6 4 (6.67%) XHTML
7 3 (5.00%) JMS
7 3 (5.00%) jQuery
7 3 (5.00%) LESS
7 3 (5.00%) Sass
7 3 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 4 (6.67%) DataPower
4 3 (5.00%) User Experience
4 3 (5.00%) Vector Graphics
5 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.33%) W3C
6 1 (1.67%) AS400
6 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.67%) Unix
2 8 (13.33%) AIX
2 8 (13.33%) Linux
3 7 (11.67%) Windows
4 3 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.33%) CentOS
5 2 (3.33%) Fedora
5 2 (3.33%) Ubuntu
5 2 (3.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.67%) HPUX
6 1 (1.67%) Solaris
6 1 (1.67%) SUSE
6 1 (1.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 24 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (38.33%) DNA
4 13 (21.67%) Waterfall
5 10 (16.67%) Presales
5 10 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (15.00%) Project Management
6 9 (15.00%) Scenario Testing
7 8 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (13.33%) SOA
7 8 (13.33%) Time Management
8 6 (10.00%) System Testing
9 5 (8.33%) Test Automation
9 5 (8.33%) Workflow
10 4 (6.67%) BDD
10 4 (6.67%) DevOps
10 4 (6.67%) Migration
10 4 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (6.67%) Scrum
10 4 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 35 (58.33%) Java
2 14 (23.33%) SQL
3 11 (18.33%) PHP
4 6 (10.00%) Python
5 5 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 5 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.33%) Perl
6 4 (6.67%) AWK
6 4 (6.67%) Ruby
7 2 (3.33%) C++
7 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.33%) R
8 1 (1.67%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.67%) RPG
8 1 (1.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) Degree
1 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) COBIT
1 1 (1.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (18.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (8.33%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) HP ALM
2 4 (6.67%) Ansible
2 4 (6.67%) Grafana
2 4 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.67%) Puppet
3 3 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (5.00%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
4 2 (3.33%) Control-M
4 2 (3.33%) SCCM
4 2 (3.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (30.00%) Oracle
2 17 (28.33%) hybris
3 12 (20.00%) VMware
4 8 (13.33%) Intershop
5 6 (10.00%) Cognos
5 6 (10.00%) HP
5 6 (10.00%) SAP
6 4 (6.67%) AppDynamics
6 4 (6.67%) Capita
6 4 (6.67%) Dynatrace
6 4 (6.67%) New Relic
7 3 (5.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.33%) Jaspersoft
8 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.33%) PTC
8 2 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (3.33%) Siebel
8 2 (3.33%) TIBCO
8 2 (3.33%) webMethods
8 2 (3.33%) WSO2