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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 37 22 41
Rank change year-on-year -15 +19  
Contract jobs citing IBM 20 41 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.34% 5.99% 3.18%
As % of the Vendors category 7.58% 12.28% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 11
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £348 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £478 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% -0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year +30.43% +1.76%  

IBM is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 264 334 405
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 44.15% 48.76% 58.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 162 206
Median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 20
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +1.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.87 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing IBM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +1 14 £500 -4.76% 2
Hatfield -10 3 £375 -6.25% 3
St Albans -3 1 - -
IBM
East of England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 17 (45.95%) WebSphere
2 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (43.24%) Java
3 14 (37.84%) XML
4 12 (32.43%) Oracle
4 12 (32.43%) IBM Integration Bus
5 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
6 10 (27.03%) .NET
7 9 (24.32%) SAP
7 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
7 9 (24.32%) SAP HCM
7 9 (24.32%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (24.32%) SuccessFactors
8 8 (21.62%) DataPower
8 8 (21.62%) Open Source
8 8 (21.62%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 8 (21.62%) Middleware
8 8 (21.62%) Finance
8 8 (21.62%) JSON
9 7 (18.92%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (18.92%) HP
9 7 (18.92%) Dell
9 7 (18.92%) Linux
9 7 (18.92%) Unix
9 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
10 6 (16.22%) OO
10 6 (16.22%) J2EE
10 6 (16.22%) XSLT
10 6 (16.22%) ITIL
10 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management

IBM
Top Related 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 17 (45.95%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.81%) Apache
2 4 (10.81%) IIS
2 4 (10.81%) Tomcat
2 4 (10.81%) WebLogic
2 4 (10.81%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (8.11%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (8.11%) JBoss
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.70%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (24.32%) SAP HCM
2 5 (13.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (5.41%) Magento
4 1 (2.70%) Maximo
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (2.70%) SAP HR
4 1 (2.70%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (24.32%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (13.51%) Boomi
3 2 (5.41%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) HTTP
1 5 (13.51%) LDAP
2 4 (10.81%) Firewall
2 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.11%) DNS
3 3 (8.11%) FTP
3 3 (8.11%) SSL
4 2 (5.41%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.70%) LAN
5 1 (2.70%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.70%) SAN
5 1 (2.70%) SNMP
5 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.41%) DB2
3 2 (5.41%) DbVisualizer
4 1 (2.70%) DataStage
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.41%) Appium
2 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.41%) HP UFT
2 2 (5.41%) JIRA
2 2 (5.41%) Rational Rose
2 2 (5.41%) Selenium
2 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
2 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.11%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Analyst
2 7 (18.92%) WebSphere Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Consultant
4 5 (13.51%) Architect
4 5 (13.51%) Integration Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Software Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Data Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Data Migration Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Migration Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Node.js Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Software Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) SAP Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) XML
2 12 (32.43%) IBM Integration Bus
3 10 (27.03%) .NET
4 8 (21.62%) JSON
4 8 (21.62%) Middleware
5 7 (18.92%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (16.22%) J2EE
6 6 (16.22%) RESTful
6 6 (16.22%) XSLT
7 5 (13.51%) REST
8 4 (10.81%) Node.js
9 3 (8.11%) SOAP
9 3 (8.11%) Web Services
10 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
10 2 (5.41%) HTML
11 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
11 1 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (2.70%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) DataPower
2 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Linux
1 7 (18.92%) Unix
2 5 (13.51%) Windows
3 3 (8.11%) AIX
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) Solaris
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (24.32%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (21.62%) Open Source
4 6 (16.22%) API Development
4 6 (16.22%) BDD
4 6 (16.22%) Configuration Management
4 6 (16.22%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (16.22%) DevOps
4 6 (16.22%) ITIL
4 6 (16.22%) OO
4 6 (16.22%) Release Management
4 6 (16.22%) SOA
5 5 (13.51%) CRM
5 5 (13.51%) Data Modelling
5 5 (13.51%) Load Balancing
6 4 (10.81%) Data Migration
6 4 (10.81%) Migration
6 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
6 4 (10.81%) TDD
6 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) Java
2 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
4 4 (10.81%) SQL
5 2 (5.41%) C#
6 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) DFS Replication
3 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 3 (8.11%) Tivoli
3 2 (5.41%) SCCM
4 1 (2.70%) Aspera SmartTrack
4 1 (2.70%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Oracle
2 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) SAP
3 7 (18.92%) Dell
3 7 (18.92%) HP
4 3 (8.11%) VMware
5 2 (5.41%) Atlassian
5 2 (5.41%) Google
5 2 (5.41%) hybris
5 2 (5.41%) MuleSoft
5 2 (5.41%) TIBCO
5 2 (5.41%) WSO2
6 1 (2.70%) PTC
6 1 (2.70%) Remedy
6 1 (2.70%) Siemens
6 1 (2.70%) Snow