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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 47 23 34
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +11
Contract jobs citing IBM 39 75 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.70% 6.19% 3.60%
As % of the Vendors category 8.86% 17.48% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 40 7
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£475 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £325 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £478 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.69 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -35.17%
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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
440 429 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 30.47% 35.40% 36.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 215 143
Average daily rate £400 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 10
Average hourly rate £24.89 £17.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.38% -9.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.43 £12.78 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.20 £120.50 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
-2.84% -5.86%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 (47.17%) Finance
2 21 (39.62%) Banking
3 19 (35.85%) WebSphere
4 17 (32.08%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (32.08%) Campaign Management
5 13 (24.53%) Retail Banking
5 13 (24.53%) Retail
6 11 (20.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (20.75%) WebSphere MQ
6 11 (20.75%) Oracle
7 10 (18.87%) Java
7 10 (18.87%) Marketing
8 9 (16.98%) Migration
8 9 (16.98%) Middleware
8 9 (16.98%) SAN
9 8 (15.09%) Project Management
9 8 (15.09%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (15.09%) Unica
9 8 (15.09%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 7 (13.21%) Digital Marketing
10 7 (13.21%) UNIX
10 7 (13.21%) Linux
10 7 (13.21%) Chordiant
11 6 (11.32%) XML
12 5 (9.43%) Windows
12 5 (9.43%) SOA
12 5 (9.43%) SQL
12 5 (9.43%) RDBMS
12 5 (9.43%) EMC
12 5 (9.43%) Red Hat

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (35.85%) WebSphere
2 8 (15.09%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (7.55%) CICS
3 4 (7.55%) MQSeries
4 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.89%) Apache
5 1 (1.89%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
1 1 (1.89%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.98%) SAN
2 5 (9.43%) NAS
3 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.66%) LDAP
4 3 (5.66%) DNS
4 3 (5.66%) SSH
5 2 (3.77%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.89%) SSL
6 1 (1.89%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.08%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (9.43%) RDBMS
2 5 (9.43%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.55%) DB2
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.89%) Informix
5 1 (1.89%) BODI
5 1 (1.89%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) JIRA
2 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.77%) Fiddler
2 2 (3.77%) FitNesse
2 2 (3.77%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.89%) Ant
3 1 (1.89%) JUnit
3 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.89%) Maven
3 1 (1.89%) Checkstyle
3 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (47.17%) Finance
2 21 (39.62%) Banking
3 13 (24.53%) Retail Banking
3 13 (24.53%) Retail
4 10 (18.87%) Marketing
5 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Architect
2 11 (20.75%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (16.98%) Designer
4 7 (13.21%) Project Manager
5 5 (9.43%) Java Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Solutions Designer
6 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Designer
7 3 (5.66%) Administrator
8 2 (3.77%) Campaign Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Tester
8 2 (3.77%) Operations Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Performance Tester
8 2 (3.77%) WebSphere Administrator
8 2 (3.77%) IT Operations Manager
9 1 (1.89%) Business Analyst
9 1 (1.89%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) WebSphere MQ
2 9 (16.98%) Middleware
3 8 (15.09%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 6 (11.32%) XML
5 4 (7.55%) Web Services
6 1 (1.89%) XSD
6 1 (1.89%) SOAP
6 1 (1.89%) .NET
6 1 (1.89%) J2EE
6 1 (1.89%) JAXB
6 1 (1.89%) SAML
6 1 (1.89%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.89%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Replication
2 3 (5.66%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.77%) DataPower
3 2 (3.77%) Clustering
4 1 (1.89%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.89%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) UNIX
1 7 (13.21%) Linux
2 5 (9.43%) Windows
3 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (7.55%) zOS
3 4 (7.55%) Solaris
4 2 (3.77%) AIX
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) Campaign Management
2 11 (20.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (16.98%) Migration
4 8 (15.09%) Project Management
5 7 (13.21%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (9.43%) SOA
7 4 (7.55%) Data Migration
7 4 (7.55%) Resource Management
8 2 (3.77%) Waterfall
8 2 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (3.77%) Test Scripting
8 2 (3.77%) Coaching
8 2 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.77%) ITIL V3
8 2 (3.77%) ITIL V2
8 2 (3.77%) Network Design
8 2 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.77%) BCP
8 2 (3.77%) ITIL
9 1 (1.89%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.87%) Java
2 5 (9.43%) SQL
3 2 (3.77%) C
4 1 (1.89%) MUMPS
4 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) MCTS
2 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.77%) CCNA
2 2 (3.77%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.89%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 3 (5.66%) SCCM
1 3 (5.66%) SCOM
2 2 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.77%) Control-M
3 1 (1.89%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) Oracle
2 8 (15.09%) Unica
3 7 (13.21%) Chordiant
4 5 (9.43%) EMC
4 5 (9.43%) Red Hat
5 4 (7.55%) VMware
5 4 (7.55%) Veritas
5 4 (7.55%) Symantec
6 3 (5.66%) HP
6 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.89%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.89%) Dell
7 1 (1.89%) CA
7 1 (1.89%) Hitachi
7 1 (1.89%) Informatica
7 1 (1.89%) Endeca
7 1 (1.89%) Guidewire
7 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.89%) F5