Period
to 25 July 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 July 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 19 18
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing IBM 27 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 8.23% 5.81% 9.69%
As % of the Vendors category 15.88% 12.00% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 6
Watford median daily rate £450 £500 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +59.36% -21.56%
10th Percentile £304 £285 £286
90th Percentile £534 £540 £481
Hertfordshire median daily rate £442 £425 £360
% change year-on-year +3.94% +18.06% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £21.25

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 Watford.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 170 125 167
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 51.83% 48.45% 57.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 60 74
Watford median daily rate £425 £305 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.34% -18.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £213 £199 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £484
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 5
Watford median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -1.89% -19.70%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.00 £11.65
90th Percentile £15.55 £13.00 £22.50
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.41% -22.86% +4.48%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for IBM in Watford

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in Watford

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in Watford over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in Watford

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in Watford

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 Watford region with a requirement for IBM.

1 16 (59.26%) Java
1 16 (59.26%) XML
2 14 (51.85%) WebSphere
3 13 (48.15%) IBM Integration Bus
3 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 10 (37.04%) XSLT
5 10 (37.04%) JSON
6 9 (33.33%) .NET
7 8 (29.63%) SAP
7 8 (29.63%) DataPower
7 8 (29.63%) Open Source
7 8 (29.63%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
8 7 (25.93%) WebSphere MQ
8 7 (25.93%) J2EE
8 7 (25.93%) Unix
8 7 (25.93%) Apache
9 6 (22.22%) OO
9 6 (22.22%) EJB
9 6 (22.22%) JSP
9 6 (22.22%) SOAP
9 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
9 6 (22.22%) Release Management
9 6 (22.22%) RESTful
9 6 (22.22%) REST
9 6 (22.22%) API Development
10 5 (18.52%) Boomi
10 5 (18.52%) DevOps

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 14 (51.85%) WebSphere
2 7 (25.93%) Apache
3 4 (14.81%) MQSeries
3 4 (14.81%) Tomcat
4 2 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (7.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (18.52%) SAP HCM
2 3 (11.11%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (3.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Boomi
1 5 (18.52%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (7.41%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Internet
2 3 (11.11%) Firewall
3 2 (7.41%) HTTP
3 2 (7.41%) HTTPS
4 1 (3.70%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) MySQL
2 2 (7.41%) DB2
3 1 (3.70%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
2 4 (14.81%) Eclipse
2 4 (14.81%) JUnit
2 4 (14.81%) Log4j
2 4 (14.81%) Maven
2 4 (14.81%) Mockito
2 4 (14.81%) Subversion
2 4 (14.81%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (3.70%) Appium
3 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.70%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Selenium
3 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (18.52%) Games
2 4 (14.81%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) WebSphere Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Integration Developer
4 4 (14.81%) Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) Technical Leader
5 3 (11.11%) Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) WebSphere Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Java Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.70%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Integration Specialist
7 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Mainframe Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Architect
7 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Specialist
7 1 (3.70%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (59.26%) XML
2 13 (48.15%) IBM Integration Bus
3 10 (37.04%) JSON
3 10 (37.04%) XSLT
4 9 (33.33%) .NET
5 7 (25.93%) J2EE
5 7 (25.93%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (22.22%) EJB
6 6 (22.22%) JSP
6 6 (22.22%) REST
6 6 (22.22%) RESTful
6 6 (22.22%) SOAP
7 5 (18.52%) Web Services
8 4 (14.81%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (14.81%) Apache Camel
8 4 (14.81%) JDBC
8 4 (14.81%) JMS
8 4 (14.81%) Spring
8 4 (14.81%) Spring Security
8 4 (14.81%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) DataPower
2 5 (18.52%) AS400
3 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
4 3 (11.11%) LPAR
5 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.70%) Clustering
6 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Unix
2 4 (14.81%) HPUX
2 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Solaris
3 2 (7.41%) Windows
4 1 (3.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Open Source
3 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
4 6 (22.22%) API Development
4 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 6 (22.22%) OO
4 6 (22.22%) Release Management
5 5 (18.52%) CRM
5 5 (18.52%) DevOps
5 5 (18.52%) High Availability
6 4 (14.81%) Dependency Management
6 4 (14.81%) ETL
6 4 (14.81%) RAD
6 4 (14.81%) TDD
7 3 (11.11%) Migration
7 3 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
8 2 (7.41%) ITIL
8 2 (7.41%) MVC
8 2 (7.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) Java
2 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 5 (18.52%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Assembly Language
4 1 (3.70%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 3 (11.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) SAP
2 5 (18.52%) Dell
3 4 (14.81%) Talend
4 2 (7.41%) Atlassian
4 2 (7.41%) Google
4 2 (7.41%) MuleSoft
4 2 (7.41%) TIBCO
4 2 (7.41%) WSO2
5 1 (3.70%) hybris