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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 59 31 40
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +9
Contract jobs citing IBM 26 47 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.78% 3.96% 2.74%
As % of the Vendors category 6.19% 11.63% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 5
Average daily rate
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£463 £440 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.11% +17.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £351 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.69 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+54.25% -26.80%
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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
420 404 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.79% 34.01% 40.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 208 140
Average daily rate £400 £395 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 7
Average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.42% +34.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.60 £180.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 25 (45.45%) Finance
2 22 (40.00%) Banking
3 19 (34.55%) WebSphere
4 17 (30.91%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (30.91%) Campaign Management
5 13 (23.64%) Retail Banking
5 13 (23.64%) Retail
6 12 (21.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (21.82%) Oracle
7 11 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
8 10 (18.18%) Marketing
8 10 (18.18%) SAN
8 10 (18.18%) Java
9 9 (16.36%) Middleware
9 9 (16.36%) Migration
10 8 (14.55%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 8 (14.55%) Unica
10 8 (14.55%) Project Management
10 8 (14.55%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (12.73%) UNIX
11 7 (12.73%) Linux
11 7 (12.73%) Chordiant
11 7 (12.73%) Digital Marketing
12 6 (10.91%) XML
13 5 (9.09%) Windows
13 5 (9.09%) SQL
13 5 (9.09%) SOA
13 5 (9.09%) RDBMS
13 5 (9.09%) EMC
13 5 (9.09%) Red Hat

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 19 (34.55%) WebSphere
2 8 (14.55%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (7.27%) MQSeries
3 4 (7.27%) CICS
4 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.45%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.82%) IIS
5 1 (1.82%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.18%) SAN
2 5 (9.09%) NAS
3 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.45%) DNS
4 3 (5.45%) LDAP
4 3 (5.45%) SSH
5 2 (3.64%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.82%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.82%) SSL
6 1 (1.82%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.91%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 5 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.27%) DB2
4 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.82%) Informix
5 1 (1.82%) BODI
5 1 (1.82%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) JIRA
2 2 (3.64%) FitNesse
2 2 (3.64%) Fiddler
2 2 (3.64%) LoadRunner
2 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.82%) Maven
3 1 (1.82%) Checkstyle
3 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.82%) Ant
3 1 (1.82%) JUnit
3 1 (1.82%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
General
1 25 (45.45%) Finance
2 22 (40.00%) Banking
3 13 (23.64%) Retail
3 13 (23.64%) Retail Banking
4 10 (18.18%) Marketing
5 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Architect
2 11 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (16.36%) Designer
4 8 (14.55%) Project Manager
5 5 (9.09%) Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Solutions Designer
6 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Designer
6 4 (7.27%) Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Data Migration Project Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.64%) WebSphere Administrator
8 2 (3.64%) Administrator
8 2 (3.64%) Operations Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Performance Tester
8 2 (3.64%) Tester
8 2 (3.64%) IT Operations Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Campaign Manager
9 1 (1.82%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 9 (16.36%) Middleware
3 8 (14.55%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 6 (10.91%) XML
5 4 (7.27%) Web Services
6 1 (1.82%) OAuth
6 1 (1.82%) XSD
6 1 (1.82%) JAXB
6 1 (1.82%) SAML
6 1 (1.82%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.82%) .NET
6 1 (1.82%) J2EE
6 1 (1.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Mainframe
1 4 (7.27%) Replication
2 2 (3.64%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (3.64%) DataPower
3 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.82%) Clustering
3 1 (1.82%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.73%) UNIX
1 7 (12.73%) Linux
2 5 (9.09%) Windows
3 4 (7.27%) zOS
3 4 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (7.27%) Solaris
4 2 (3.64%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.91%) Campaign Management
2 12 (21.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (16.36%) Migration
4 8 (14.55%) Project Management
5 7 (12.73%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (9.09%) SOA
7 4 (7.27%) Resource Management
7 4 (7.27%) Data Migration
8 2 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.64%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (3.64%) Waterfall
8 2 (3.64%) ITIL V3
8 2 (3.64%) ITIL V2
8 2 (3.64%) Test Scripting
8 2 (3.64%) ITIL
8 2 (3.64%) BCP
8 2 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.64%) Network Design
8 2 (3.64%) Business Analysis
8 2 (3.64%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) Java
2 5 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (3.64%) C
4 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.82%) MUMPS
4 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) MCSE
2 2 (3.64%) CCNA
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.64%) MCTS
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.82%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 3 (5.45%) SCCM
1 3 (5.45%) SCOM
2 2 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.64%) Control-M
2 2 (3.64%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.82%) Puppet
3 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) Oracle
2 8 (14.55%) Unica
3 7 (12.73%) Chordiant
4 5 (9.09%) EMC
4 5 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 4 (7.27%) Symantec
5 4 (7.27%) VMware
5 4 (7.27%) HP
5 4 (7.27%) Veritas
6 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.82%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.82%) CA
7 1 (1.82%) Hitachi
7 1 (1.82%) Informatica
7 1 (1.82%) Endeca
7 1 (1.82%) F5
7 1 (1.82%) Guidewire
7 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.82%) Dell