The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 63 69 38
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -31
Contract jobs citing IBM 30 10 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.11% 0.74% 3.04%
As % of the Vendors category 6.09% 2.54% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 20
Average daily rate £493 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.68% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £363 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £528 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £408
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% +100.00%
IBM
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Vendors Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
493 393 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 34.74% 28.92% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 204 199
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Average hourly rate £41.50 £21.64 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.81% +116.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Edinburgh region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM.

1 26 (31.71%) Finance
2 22 (26.83%) Banking
2 22 (26.83%) WebSphere
3 20 (24.39%) SOA
4 15 (18.29%) Middleware
4 15 (18.29%) Unix
5 13 (15.85%) Linux
5 13 (15.85%) XML
6 12 (14.63%) Web Services
6 12 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
7 11 (13.41%) HP
7 11 (13.41%) Java
7 11 (13.41%) Cognos
7 11 (13.41%) Retail
7 11 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (12.20%) Java EE
8 10 (12.20%) XPath
8 10 (12.20%) DataPower
8 10 (12.20%) Data Centre
8 10 (12.20%) SDLC
8 10 (12.20%) Migration
8 10 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (9.76%) Process Management
9 8 (9.76%) VMware
9 8 (9.76%) AIX
9 8 (9.76%) SAN
10 7 (8.54%) DNS
10 7 (8.54%) Mainframe
10 7 (8.54%) High Availability

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (26.83%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.10%) IIS
3 4 (4.88%) Apache
3 4 (4.88%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.66%) Confluence
4 3 (3.66%) FileNet
4 3 (3.66%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.44%) nginx
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.22%) CICS
6 1 (1.22%) CMS
6 1 (1.22%) SAS
6 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Eikon
1 1 (1.22%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.22%) thinkFolio
1 1 (1.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.44%) IaaS
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.22%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.76%) SAN
2 7 (8.54%) DNS
3 4 (4.88%) DHCP
3 4 (4.88%) FTP
3 4 (4.88%) HTTP
3 4 (4.88%) IPsec
3 4 (4.88%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.88%) WAN
4 3 (3.66%) Firewall
4 3 (3.66%) LDAP
4 3 (3.66%) SSL
5 2 (2.44%) DDNS
5 2 (2.44%) Internet
5 2 (2.44%) LAN
5 2 (2.44%) NAS
5 2 (2.44%) Network Security
6 1 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.22%) FWSM
6 1 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) DB2
2 3 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.44%) DataStage
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.22%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Ant
2 3 (3.66%) JIRA
3 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.44%) Subversion
4 1 (1.22%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.22%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.22%) Selenium
General
1 26 (31.71%) Finance
2 22 (26.83%) Banking
3 11 (13.41%) Retail
4 6 (7.32%) Law
5 5 (6.10%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.44%) Legal
7 1 (1.22%) Advertising
7 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (25.61%) Consultant
2 17 (20.73%) Architect
3 11 (13.41%) Developer
4 10 (12.20%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (8.54%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (7.32%) Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Portal Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Administrator
7 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.88%) DevOps Consultant
9 3 (3.66%) Designer
9 3 (3.66%) Mainframe Project Manager
9 3 (3.66%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.66%) Solutions Designer
9 3 (3.66%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Unix Administrator
9 3 (3.66%) WebSphere Consultant
10 2 (2.44%) Lead Developer
10 2 (2.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 2 (2.44%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.29%) Middleware
2 13 (15.85%) XML
3 12 (14.63%) Web Services
4 10 (12.20%) Java EE
5 6 (7.32%) J2EE
5 6 (7.32%) Spring
6 5 (6.10%) IBM Integration Bus
7 4 (4.88%) Servlets
8 3 (3.66%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (2.44%) .NET
9 2 (2.44%) REST
9 2 (2.44%) XSLT
10 1 (1.22%) DHTML
10 1 (1.22%) DOM
10 1 (1.22%) HTML
10 1 (1.22%) SOAP
10 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Data Centre
1 10 (12.20%) DataPower
2 7 (8.54%) Mainframe
3 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.10%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (3.66%) Replication
5 2 (2.44%) IBM XIV
5 2 (2.44%) LPAR
5 2 (2.44%) PKI
6 1 (1.22%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.29%) Unix
2 13 (15.85%) Linux
3 8 (9.76%) AIX
4 6 (7.32%) Windows
4 6 (7.32%) zOS
5 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.66%) Solaris
6 3 (3.66%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.39%) SOA
2 12 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (12.20%) Migration
4 10 (12.20%) SDLC
4 10 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (9.76%) Process Management
6 7 (8.54%) High Availability
7 6 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (6.10%) Project Management
9 4 (4.88%) Automated Testing
9 4 (4.88%) Content Management
9 4 (4.88%) DevOps
9 4 (4.88%) Software Testing
9 4 (4.88%) Unit Testing
10 3 (3.66%) Asset Management
10 3 (3.66%) Data Management
10 3 (3.66%) Document Management
10 3 (3.66%) Server Building
11 2 (2.44%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.41%) Java
2 10 (12.20%) XPath
3 5 (6.10%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.44%) Perl
4 2 (2.44%) Python
4 2 (2.44%) SQL
5 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.22%) REXX
5 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.66%) Degree
2 1 (1.22%) IBM Certification
2 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.88%) Xen
3 2 (2.44%) Docker
3 2 (2.44%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.22%) RACF
4 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (1.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) Puppet
1 4 (4.88%) SCCM
2 3 (3.66%) SCOM
2 3 (3.66%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.44%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 2 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.44%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 2 (2.44%) TADDM
3 2 (2.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (1.22%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.22%) Netcool
4 1 (1.22%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.22%) Proventia
4 1 (1.22%) QRadar
4 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.41%) Cognos
2 11 (13.41%) HP
3 8 (9.76%) VMware
4 6 (7.32%) Oracle
5 4 (4.88%) Cisco
5 4 (4.88%) EMC
6 3 (3.66%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.44%) Ab Initio
7 2 (2.44%) CA
7 2 (2.44%) Google
7 2 (2.44%) NetApp
7 2 (2.44%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.44%) Teradata
7 2 (2.44%) Veritas
8 1 (1.22%) Avaya
8 1 (1.22%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.22%) BMC
8 1 (1.22%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.22%) Symantec