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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 10 20
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10  
Contract jobs citing IBM 12 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 8.39% 8.85% 5.71%
As % of the Vendors category 17.91% 20.41% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Median daily rate £500 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +1.25% -4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.74 £36.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.36% +5.00%  

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 Watford.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 67 49 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 46.85% 43.36% 55.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 23 37
Median daily rate £380 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.55% +16.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £207 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -16.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 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 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 29 April 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 12 (63.16%) WebSphere
1 12 (63.16%) IBM Integration Bus
2 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
2 11 (57.89%) XML
3 10 (52.63%) Java
3 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (47.37%) .NET
4 9 (47.37%) SAP
4 9 (47.37%) SAP HCM
4 9 (47.37%) SuccessFactors
5 8 (42.11%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 8 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (42.11%) DataPower
5 8 (42.11%) Open Source
6 7 (36.84%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
7 6 (31.58%) OO
7 6 (31.58%) XSLT
7 6 (31.58%) Release Management
7 6 (31.58%) JSON
7 6 (31.58%) RESTful
7 6 (31.58%) API Development
8 5 (26.32%) Boomi
8 5 (26.32%) DevOps
8 5 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (26.32%) CRM
8 5 (26.32%) Dell
9 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
9 4 (21.05%) Migration
9 4 (21.05%) Mobile App

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 12 (63.16%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (47.37%) SAP HCM
2 5 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (10.53%) Magento
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (5.26%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (47.37%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (26.32%) Boomi
3 2 (10.53%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
1 2 (10.53%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) DB2
1 2 (10.53%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (5.26%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Appium
1 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
1 2 (10.53%) Selenium
1 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
1 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (15.79%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) WebSphere Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Consultant
3 5 (26.32%) Integration Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Data Consultant
4 4 (21.05%) Data Migration Consultant
4 4 (21.05%) Migration Consultant
5 3 (15.79%) Architect
6 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Java Automation Tester
6 2 (10.53%) SAP Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) SAP Data Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) SAP Migration Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (10.53%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) IBM Integration Bus
2 11 (57.89%) XML
3 9 (47.37%) .NET
4 7 (36.84%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (31.58%) JSON
5 6 (31.58%) RESTful
5 6 (31.58%) XSLT
6 3 (15.79%) J2EE
6 3 (15.79%) Middleware
7 2 (10.53%) Gherkin
7 2 (10.53%) HTML
7 2 (10.53%) REST
7 2 (10.53%) SOAP
7 2 (10.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) DataPower
2 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (42.11%) Open Source
3 6 (31.58%) API Development
3 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
3 6 (31.58%) OO
3 6 (31.58%) Release Management
4 5 (26.32%) CRM
4 5 (26.32%) DevOps
5 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
5 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
5 4 (21.05%) Migration
6 3 (15.79%) Analytics
6 3 (15.79%) Data Architecture
6 3 (15.79%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (15.79%) SOA
7 2 (10.53%) BDD
7 2 (10.53%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
2 10 (52.63%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) SAP
2 5 (26.32%) Dell
3 2 (10.53%) Atlassian
3 2 (10.53%) Google
3 2 (10.53%) hybris
3 2 (10.53%) MuleSoft
3 2 (10.53%) TIBCO
3 2 (10.53%) WSO2
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle