Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 53 36
Rank change year-on-year +11 -17 +36
Contract jobs citing IBM 64 40 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.16% 2.98% 4.74%
As % of the Vendors category 7.80% 6.41% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 33
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +37.68%
10th Percentile £394 £375 £301
90th Percentile £558 £496 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £403 £438
% change year-on-year +5.59% -8.00% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £35.54 £37.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -5.23% -7.41% +28.47%

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 820 624 711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 53.28% 46.50% 52.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 337 343
Hertfordshire median daily rate £388 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -3.03% +6.45%
10th Percentile £194 £195 £226
90th Percentile £561 £538 £605
East of England median daily rate £420 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +7.69% -2.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 38 63
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -30.95% +44.83%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £8.68
90th Percentile £47.25 £44.58 £40.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% -5.26% +8.57%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -2 51 £450 - 7
Hatfield -2 3 £365 -2.67% 6
Stevenage 0 2 £260 - 2
IBM
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 39 (60.94%) WebSphere
2 37 (57.81%) Java
3 28 (43.75%) E-Commerce
4 27 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (35.94%) DNA
6 22 (34.38%) Oracle
6 22 (34.38%) hybris
7 21 (32.81%) DB2
8 20 (31.25%) Magento
9 19 (29.69%) Retail
10 18 (28.13%) WebSphere Application Server
10 18 (28.13%) SQL
11 17 (26.56%) Unix
11 17 (26.56%) Git (software)
12 16 (25.00%) DataPower
12 16 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
12 16 (25.00%) Web Services
13 13 (20.31%) JavaScript
13 13 (20.31%) Client/Server
13 13 (20.31%) JIRA
13 13 (20.31%) RESTful
14 12 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (18.75%) Jenkins
14 12 (18.75%) DevOps
14 12 (18.75%) PHP
14 12 (18.75%) VMware
15 11 (17.19%) XML
15 11 (17.19%) DbVisualizer
15 11 (17.19%) Scenario Testing
16 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills

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 39 (60.94%) WebSphere
2 18 (28.13%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (7.81%) Apache Solr
4 4 (6.25%) JBoss
4 4 (6.25%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.69%) Commerce Server
5 3 (4.69%) MQSeries
6 2 (3.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (3.13%) Apache
6 2 (3.13%) CMS
6 2 (3.13%) Confluence
7 1 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.56%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) HipChat
1 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.56%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (31.25%) Magento
2 3 (4.69%) Maximo
3 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (3.13%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.13%) Boomi
2 2 (3.13%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (3.13%) HTTP
2 2 (3.13%) Internet
3 1 (1.56%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (32.81%) DB2
2 11 (17.19%) DbVisualizer
3 9 (14.06%) Relational Database
4 7 (10.94%) MySQL
4 7 (10.94%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (6.25%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.69%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.13%) Jackrabbit
7 2 (3.13%) MS Access
7 2 (3.13%) Power BI
7 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
7 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (26.56%) Git (software)
2 13 (20.31%) JIRA
3 12 (18.75%) Jenkins
4 9 (14.06%) Subversion
5 8 (12.50%) Ant
6 7 (10.94%) Selenium
6 7 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (9.38%) Cucumber
7 6 (9.38%) WebDriver
8 4 (6.25%) Firebug
8 4 (6.25%) JMeter
8 4 (6.25%) LoadRunner
8 4 (6.25%) The Grinder
9 2 (3.13%) Grunt
9 2 (3.13%) gulp
9 2 (3.13%) Jasmine
9 2 (3.13%) JUnit
9 2 (3.13%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (3.13%) Log4j
9 2 (3.13%) Mockito
General
1 19 (29.69%) Retail
2 6 (9.38%) Finance
3 1 (1.56%) Games
3 1 (1.56%) Law
3 1 (1.56%) Legal
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Developer
2 11 (17.19%) Analyst
3 9 (14.06%) Architect
4 7 (10.94%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (10.94%) Tester
5 6 (9.38%) Automation Tester
5 6 (9.38%) WebSphere Architect
6 5 (7.81%) Consultant
6 5 (7.81%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.81%) WebSphere Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Integration Architect
7 4 (6.25%) Integration Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Test Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Lead Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Maximo Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 16 (25.00%) Web Services
2 13 (20.31%) RESTful
3 11 (17.19%) XML
4 10 (15.63%) .NET
5 9 (14.06%) J2EE
5 9 (14.06%) WebSphere MQ
6 8 (12.50%) JSON
6 8 (12.50%) REST
6 8 (12.50%) XSLT
7 7 (10.94%) HTML
7 7 (10.94%) Middleware
8 6 (9.38%) Gherkin
8 6 (9.38%) RESTEasy
8 6 (9.38%) SOAP
9 4 (6.25%) Ajax
9 4 (6.25%) CSS
9 4 (6.25%) JSP
9 4 (6.25%) XHTML
10 3 (4.69%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.00%) DataPower
2 13 (20.31%) Client/Server
3 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.38%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.13%) User Experience
5 2 (3.13%) Vector Graphics
6 1 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.56%) PMI
6 1 (1.56%) W3C
6 1 (1.56%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.56%) Unix
2 7 (10.94%) Linux
3 6 (9.38%) AIX
3 6 (9.38%) Windows
4 3 (4.69%) Solaris
5 2 (3.13%) Android
5 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.13%) HPUX
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.75%) E-Commerce
2 27 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (35.94%) DNA
4 12 (18.75%) DevOps
5 11 (17.19%) Scenario Testing
6 10 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (14.06%) Waterfall
8 8 (12.50%) SOA
9 7 (10.94%) OO
9 7 (10.94%) Scrum
9 7 (10.94%) System Testing
9 7 (10.94%) Test Automation
10 6 (9.38%) API Development
10 6 (9.38%) BDD
10 6 (9.38%) Software Delivery
10 6 (9.38%) Translating Business Requirements
10 6 (9.38%) Unit Testing
11 5 (7.81%) Presales
11 5 (7.81%) Project Management
11 5 (7.81%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 37 (57.81%) Java
2 18 (28.13%) SQL
3 13 (20.31%) JavaScript
4 12 (18.75%) PHP
5 8 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 7 (10.94%) Python
7 6 (9.38%) Perl
7 6 (9.38%) Ruby
8 4 (6.25%) AWK
9 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
10 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
10 2 (3.13%) VBA
11 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (1.56%) Degree
1 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) GCP
1 1 (1.56%) GxP
1 1 (1.56%) PMBOK
1 1 (1.56%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.38%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (7.81%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.81%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (10.94%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (10.94%) Puppet
1 7 (10.94%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 6 (9.38%) Ansible
3 4 (6.25%) Grafana
4 2 (3.13%) Control-M
4 2 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.56%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (1.56%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.56%) Mesos
5 1 (1.56%) Rancher
5 1 (1.56%) Terraform
5 1 (1.56%) yum
Vendors
1 22 (34.38%) hybris
1 22 (34.38%) Oracle
2 12 (18.75%) VMware
3 10 (15.63%) Intershop
4 5 (7.81%) HP
4 5 (7.81%) SAP
5 4 (6.25%) AppDynamics
5 4 (6.25%) Dynatrace
5 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.25%) New Relic
6 3 (4.69%) Cognos
7 2 (3.13%) 3PAR
7 2 (3.13%) ATG
7 2 (3.13%) Atlassian
7 2 (3.13%) Blue Martini
7 2 (3.13%) Dell
7 2 (3.13%) Demandware
7 2 (3.13%) Elastic Path
8 1 (1.56%) Capita
8 1 (1.56%) Sonatype