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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 41 23 30
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Contract jobs citing IBM 36 69 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.78% 5.93% 3.52%
As % of the Vendors category 8.57% 16.87% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 32 10
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £497 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.46 £26.90
% change year-on-year
+17.22% -12.78%
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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
420 409 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 32.38% 35.17% 31.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 181 112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £289 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 15
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £33.95 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 24 (46.15%) Finance
2 20 (38.46%) Banking
2 20 (38.46%) WebSphere
3 16 (30.77%) Campaign Management
4 15 (28.85%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (23.08%) Oracle
5 12 (23.08%) UNIX
5 12 (23.08%) Retail
5 12 (23.08%) Retail Banking
6 11 (21.15%) Linux
6 11 (21.15%) Project Management
7 10 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (19.23%) Windows
7 10 (19.23%) AIX
7 10 (19.23%) Marketing
8 9 (17.31%) NAS
8 9 (17.31%) EMC
8 9 (17.31%) SAN
9 8 (15.38%) Financial Institution
9 8 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (15.38%) Java
9 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 8 (15.38%) Unica
9 8 (15.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 7 (13.46%) Digital Marketing
10 7 (13.46%) Solaris
10 7 (13.46%) Chordiant
10 7 (13.46%) Migration
10 7 (13.46%) CICS
10 7 (13.46%) Red Hat

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 20 (38.46%) WebSphere
2 8 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (13.46%) CICS
4 1 (1.92%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) SAN
1 9 (17.31%) NAS
2 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.77%) LDAP
3 3 (5.77%) DNS
3 3 (5.77%) Firewall
3 3 (5.77%) SSH
4 1 (1.92%) SSL
4 1 (1.92%) Telnet
4 1 (1.92%) X.25
4 1 (1.92%) FTP
4 1 (1.92%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.85%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (11.54%) DB2
3 5 (9.62%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.92%) DataStage
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.92%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) JIRA
2 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.85%) Introscope
3 1 (1.92%) Maven
3 1 (1.92%) Ant
3 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (46.15%) Finance
2 20 (38.46%) Banking
3 12 (23.08%) Retail
3 12 (23.08%) Retail Banking
4 10 (19.23%) Marketing
5 8 (15.38%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.92%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Architect
2 11 (21.15%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (19.23%) Designer
4 6 (11.54%) Project Manager
5 5 (9.62%) Developer
5 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Designer
6 4 (7.69%) Solutions Designer
6 4 (7.69%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (5.77%) UNIX Specialist
8 2 (3.85%) WebSphere Administrator
8 2 (3.85%) AIX Specialist
9 1 (1.92%) Campaign Manager
9 1 (1.92%) Java Applications Architect
9 1 (1.92%) Test Leader
9 1 (1.92%) Senior Architect
9 1 (1.92%) IT Project Manager
9 1 (1.92%) Analyst
9 1 (1.92%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 7 (13.46%) Middleware
3 6 (11.54%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (9.62%) XML
5 2 (3.85%) HTML
5 2 (3.85%) Web Services
5 2 (3.85%) Java EE
6 1 (1.92%) OAuth
6 1 (1.92%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Mainframe
2 5 (9.62%) Replication
2 5 (9.62%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (7.69%) Clustering
4 2 (3.85%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.08%) UNIX
2 11 (21.15%) Linux
3 10 (19.23%) Windows
3 10 (19.23%) AIX
4 7 (13.46%) zOS
4 7 (13.46%) Solaris
5 6 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.77%) HPUX
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.77%) Campaign Management
2 11 (21.15%) Project Management
3 10 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (13.46%) Digital Marketing
4 7 (13.46%) Migration
5 4 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 4 (7.69%) Resource Management
6 2 (3.85%) Network Design
6 2 (3.85%) SOA
6 2 (3.85%) ETL
6 2 (3.85%) BCP
6 2 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.85%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.92%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.92%) DevOps
7 1 (1.92%) CRM
7 1 (1.92%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.92%) Data Analysis
7 1 (1.92%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.85%) Perl
2 2 (3.85%) PHP
2 2 (3.85%) Python
3 1 (1.92%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
1 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) SRDF
2 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 2 (3.85%) CA Wily
2 2 (3.85%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.92%) Puppet
3 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (23.08%) Oracle
2 9 (17.31%) EMC
3 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 8 (15.38%) Unica
4 7 (13.46%) Chordiant
4 7 (13.46%) Red Hat
5 4 (7.69%) Symantec
5 4 (7.69%) Veritas
6 3 (5.77%) Sun
6 3 (5.77%) HP
7 2 (3.85%) CA
8 1 (1.92%) Informatica
8 1 (1.92%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.92%) Ab Initio
8 1 (1.92%) Endeca
8 1 (1.92%) Guidewire
8 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow