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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 57 68 24
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -44
Contract jobs citing IBM 31 15 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.93% 1.17% 5.10%
As % of the Vendors category 6.71% 3.56% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 13
Average daily rate
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£410 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £325 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.25 £24.05
% change year-on-year
-15.20% +29.96%
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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
462 421 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.79% 32.79% 31.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 220 119
Average daily rate £365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 7
Average hourly rate £11.18 £21.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.78% +2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £12.00 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.12 £21.00 £26.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015, 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 19 (41.30%) Mainframe
1 19 (41.30%) Finance
1 19 (41.30%) Banking
2 14 (30.43%) zOS
3 12 (26.09%) CA
3 12 (26.09%) IBM Mainframe
4 10 (21.74%) Migration
5 8 (17.39%) CICS
6 7 (15.22%) BMC
6 7 (15.22%) DB2
6 7 (15.22%) Change Management
6 7 (15.22%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (15.22%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (13.04%) DataStage
7 6 (13.04%) Middleware
8 5 (10.87%) REXX
8 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (10.87%) ETL
8 5 (10.87%) SOA
9 4 (8.70%) Lombardi
9 4 (8.70%) WebSphere
9 4 (8.70%) Retail
9 4 (8.70%) OS/2
9 4 (8.70%) RACF
9 4 (8.70%) JCL
10 3 (6.52%) Project Management
10 3 (6.52%) SAN
10 3 (6.52%) COBOL
10 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
10 3 (6.52%) SQL

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 8 (17.39%) CICS
2 4 (8.70%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.35%) FileNet
4 1 (2.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.17%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) SPSS
2 1 (2.17%) MS Project
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Agresso
1 1 (2.17%) thinkFolio
1 1 (2.17%) Markit EDM
1 1 (2.17%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Silverpop
2 1 (2.17%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) SAN
2 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.17%) LDAP
3 1 (2.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) DB2
2 6 (13.04%) DataStage
3 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.17%) PowerCenter
4 1 (2.17%) Kalido
4 1 (2.17%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Lombardi
2 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 19 (41.30%) Finance
1 19 (41.30%) Banking
2 4 (8.70%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) Administrator
2 6 (13.04%) Developer
2 6 (13.04%) Project Manager
3 5 (10.87%) DBA
3 5 (10.87%) DB2 DBA
4 4 (8.70%) Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Designer
4 4 (8.70%) Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (4.35%) Security Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) RACF Administrator
7 1 (2.17%) RACF Specialist
7 1 (2.17%) Storage Administrator
7 1 (2.17%) Network Architect
7 1 (2.17%) Product Specialist
7 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Services Manager
7 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) Middleware
2 3 (6.52%) Dojo
2 3 (6.52%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (2.17%) J2EE
3 1 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (41.30%) Mainframe
2 12 (26.09%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (6.52%) DataPower
4 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.17%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.17%) iSeries
5 1 (2.17%) IBM XIV
5 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (30.43%) zOS
2 4 (8.70%) OS/2
3 2 (4.35%) Solaris
4 1 (2.17%) Linux
4 1 (2.17%) UNIX
4 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) Migration
2 7 (15.22%) Change Management
2 7 (15.22%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (15.22%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (10.87%) SOA
3 5 (10.87%) ETL
4 3 (6.52%) Project Management
4 3 (6.52%) Data Migration
4 3 (6.52%) SDLC
5 2 (4.35%) Campaign Management
5 2 (4.35%) Business Analysis
5 2 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (4.35%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.35%) Data Management
5 2 (4.35%) Content Management
6 1 (2.17%) Document Management
6 1 (2.17%) Scrum
6 1 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.17%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) REXX
2 4 (8.70%) JCL
3 3 (6.52%) CLIST
3 3 (6.52%) COBOL
3 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.52%) SQL
4 1 (2.17%) C++
4 1 (2.17%) Perl
4 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) RACF
2 2 (4.35%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) CA Endevor
1 2 (4.35%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (2.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (2.17%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) CA
2 7 (15.22%) BMC
3 2 (4.35%) Informatica
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) HP
3 2 (4.35%) EMC
3 2 (4.35%) Veritas
4 1 (2.17%) Bloomberg
4 1 (2.17%) Teradata
4 1 (2.17%) Syncsort
4 1 (2.17%) Adobe
4 1 (2.17%) NetApp