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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 29 33
Rank change year-on-year -14 +4  
Contract jobs citing IBM 16 31 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.53% 4.64% 5.27%
As % of the Vendors category 5.19% 9.25% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 18 23
Median daily rate £413 £438 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +30.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £335 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £401
% change year-on-year - -0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £28.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.94% -24.00%  

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 308 335 487
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 48.73% 50.15% 54.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 171 236
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £260 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 32
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.94% +18.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £8.78 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.76 £20.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 -2 8 £413 +73.68%
Hatfield -8 2 - - 2
Hemel Hempstead +8 1 - -
St Albans +4 1 - -
IBM
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 12 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
2 11 (30.56%) SAP
2 11 (30.56%) XML
2 11 (30.56%) IBM Integration Bus
3 10 (27.78%) Java
4 9 (25.00%) .NET
4 9 (25.00%) DataPower
5 8 (22.22%) Open Source
5 8 (22.22%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 7 (19.44%) JSON
6 7 (19.44%) XSLT
6 7 (19.44%) Dell
6 7 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (16.67%) SAP HCM
7 6 (16.67%) RESTful
7 6 (16.67%) SuccessFactors
7 6 (16.67%) API Development
7 6 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 6 (16.67%) CRM
7 6 (16.67%) SOA
7 6 (16.67%) OO
7 6 (16.67%) Release Management
8 5 (13.89%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (13.89%) Retail
8 5 (13.89%) Migration
8 5 (13.89%) Maximo
8 5 (13.89%) ETL

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 12 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 4 (11.11%) Apache
3 2 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.78%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (16.67%) SAP HCM
2 5 (13.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (13.89%) Maximo
3 3 (8.33%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (2.78%) Magento
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (13.89%) Boomi
3 2 (5.56%) G Suite
4 1 (2.78%) ServiceMax
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (5.56%) HTTP
2 2 (5.56%) HTTPS
2 2 (5.56%) LDAP
3 1 (2.78%) Internet
3 1 (2.78%) LAN
3 1 (2.78%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.78%) SAN
3 1 (2.78%) SNMP
3 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) DB2
2 1 (2.78%) DataStage
2 1 (2.78%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (2.78%) MySQL
2 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Rational Rose
2 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.78%) Appium
3 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.78%) JIRA
3 1 (2.78%) JUnit
3 1 (2.78%) Log4j
3 1 (2.78%) Maven
3 1 (2.78%) Mockito
3 1 (2.78%) Selenium
3 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.78%) Subversion
3 1 (2.78%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (13.89%) Retail
2 3 (8.33%) Advertising
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.56%) Games
4 1 (2.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Developer
2 7 (19.44%) WebSphere Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Architect
3 5 (13.89%) Integration Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.56%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Tester
6 2 (5.56%) WebSphere Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Integration Tester
7 1 (2.78%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (30.56%) IBM Integration Bus
1 11 (30.56%) XML
2 9 (25.00%) .NET
3 7 (19.44%) JSON
3 7 (19.44%) XSLT
4 6 (16.67%) RESTful
4 6 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (8.33%) J2EE
5 3 (8.33%) Middleware
5 3 (8.33%) REST
5 3 (8.33%) SOAP
6 2 (5.56%) EJB
6 2 (5.56%) HTML
6 2 (5.56%) JSP
6 2 (5.56%) Web Services
7 1 (2.78%) CSS
7 1 (2.78%) JDBC
7 1 (2.78%) Servlets
7 1 (2.78%) XHTML
7 1 (2.78%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) DataPower
2 4 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.33%) AS400
3 3 (8.33%) LPAR
4 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Unix
2 1 (2.78%) HPUX
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Solaris
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.22%) Open Source
3 7 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (16.67%) API Development
4 6 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 6 (16.67%) CRM
4 6 (16.67%) OO
4 6 (16.67%) Release Management
4 6 (16.67%) SOA
5 5 (13.89%) DevOps
5 5 (13.89%) ETL
5 5 (13.89%) Migration
6 4 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 4 (11.11%) EAI
6 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 4 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (8.33%) ITIL
7 3 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
2 10 (27.78%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) SQL
4 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) DFS Replication
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 3 (8.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.78%) SCCM
3 1 (2.78%) WMI
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) SAP
2 7 (19.44%) Dell
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) Atlassian
4 2 (5.56%) Google
4 2 (5.56%) IBM Sterling
4 2 (5.56%) MuleSoft
4 2 (5.56%) TIBCO
4 2 (5.56%) WSO2
5 1 (2.78%) Apple
5 1 (2.78%) Borland
5 1 (2.78%) HP
5 1 (2.78%) hybris
5 1 (2.78%) Remedy
5 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.78%) Talend
5 1 (2.78%) VMware