Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 14 19
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 +12
Contract jobs citing IBM 36 29 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 9.11% 10.51% 8.40%
As % of the Vendors category 18.95% 19.86% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
Watford median daily rate £438 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +2.70% +6.94%
10th Percentile £413 £424 £429
90th Percentile £531 £596 £486
Hertfordshire median daily rate £438 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +2.94% -10.53% +39.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Watford.

All Vendors
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 190 146 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 48.10% 52.90% 47.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 62 58
Watford median daily rate £388 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -17.65% +13.33%
10th Percentile £163 £189 £209
90th Percentile £583 £517 £604
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £398 £413
% change year-on-year +0.63% -3.64% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 5
Watford median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -53.33% +100.00%
10th Percentile £13.85 £12.41 £14.10
90th Percentile £47.50 £15.85 £41.25
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% -30.95% +35.48%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018, 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 28 (77.78%) WebSphere
2 23 (63.89%) Java
3 17 (47.22%) E-Commerce
4 16 (44.44%) hybris
5 15 (41.67%) Oracle
5 15 (41.67%) DB2
5 15 (41.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 14 (38.89%) DNA
6 14 (38.89%) IBM Integration Bus
6 14 (38.89%) DataPower
6 14 (38.89%) Magento
7 12 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (30.56%) Retail
8 11 (30.56%) Unix
9 10 (27.78%) Jenkins
9 10 (27.78%) DevOps
10 9 (25.00%) PHP
10 9 (25.00%) SQL
10 9 (25.00%) Intershop
10 9 (25.00%) RESTful
11 8 (22.22%) Subversion
11 8 (22.22%) Firewall
11 8 (22.22%) Client/Server
12 7 (19.44%) SOA
12 7 (19.44%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
12 7 (19.44%) Ant
12 7 (19.44%) XML
12 7 (19.44%) VMware

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 28 (77.78%) WebSphere
2 15 (41.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (11.11%) Apache Solr
4 3 (8.33%) Commerce Server
4 3 (8.33%) JBoss
4 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Apache
5 1 (2.78%) CMS
5 1 (2.78%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (38.89%) Magento
2 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.56%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.56%) Boomi
2 2 (5.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (5.56%) HTTP
3 1 (2.78%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.78%) Internet
3 1 (2.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (41.67%) DB2
2 7 (19.44%) DbVisualizer
2 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
3 6 (16.67%) MySQL
3 6 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.78%) Jackrabbit
4 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 10 (27.78%) Jenkins
3 8 (22.22%) Subversion
4 7 (19.44%) Ant
5 5 (13.89%) JIRA
6 4 (11.11%) Cucumber
6 4 (11.11%) Selenium
6 4 (11.11%) WebDriver
7 3 (8.33%) Firebug
7 3 (8.33%) JMeter
7 3 (8.33%) LoadRunner
7 3 (8.33%) The Grinder
8 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.78%) JUnit
8 1 (2.78%) Log4j
8 1 (2.78%) Mockito
8 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 11 (30.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Developer
2 7 (19.44%) Architect
3 6 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) WebSphere Architect
4 5 (13.89%) Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) WebSphere Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Automation Tester
5 4 (11.11%) Integration Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Integration Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce Project Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (38.89%) IBM Integration Bus
2 9 (25.00%) RESTful
3 7 (19.44%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (19.44%) XML
4 6 (16.67%) .NET
4 6 (16.67%) JSON
4 6 (16.67%) Middleware
4 6 (16.67%) Web Services
4 6 (16.67%) XSLT
5 4 (11.11%) Gherkin
5 4 (11.11%) REST
5 4 (11.11%) RESTEasy
6 3 (8.33%) J2EE
7 2 (5.56%) Ajax
7 2 (5.56%) EJB
7 2 (5.56%) HTML
7 2 (5.56%) SOAP
8 1 (2.78%) Java EE
8 1 (2.78%) jQuery
8 1 (2.78%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (38.89%) DataPower
2 8 (22.22%) Client/Server
3 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (30.56%) Unix
2 4 (11.11%) Linux
3 3 (8.33%) AIX
4 1 (2.78%) HPUX
4 1 (2.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) E-Commerce
2 14 (38.89%) DNA
3 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (27.78%) DevOps
5 7 (19.44%) SOA
6 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (16.67%) Software Delivery
6 6 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
7 5 (13.89%) API Development
7 5 (13.89%) OO
7 5 (13.89%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (11.11%) BDD
8 4 (11.11%) Open Source
8 4 (11.11%) Scrum
8 4 (11.11%) System Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
9 3 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (63.89%) Java
2 9 (25.00%) PHP
2 9 (25.00%) SQL
3 7 (19.44%) Bash Shell
3 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
4 6 (16.67%) Python
4 6 (16.67%) Ruby
5 4 (11.11%) Perl
6 3 (8.33%) AWK
System Software
1 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) Ansible
1 6 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (16.67%) Puppet
1 6 (16.67%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 3 (8.33%) Grafana
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) hybris
2 15 (41.67%) Oracle
3 9 (25.00%) Intershop
4 7 (19.44%) VMware
5 3 (8.33%) AppDynamics
5 3 (8.33%) Dynatrace
5 3 (8.33%) New Relic
6 2 (5.56%) Dell
6 2 (5.56%) SAP
7 1 (2.78%) ATG
7 1 (2.78%) Blue Martini
7 1 (2.78%) Demandware
7 1 (2.78%) Elastic Path
7 1 (2.78%) HP