The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Scotland region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 58 61 38
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -23
Contract jobs citing IBM 80 61 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.94% 2.59% 3.18%
As % of the Vendors category 7.05% 5.55% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 30 26
Average daily rate £400 £400 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £345 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £478 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £17.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £27.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +46.66%
Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1135 1099 1126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 41.67% 46.59% 40.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 525 537
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £237 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 32 61
Average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -35.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.92 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.50 £44.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
IBM
UK

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

IBM
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

IBM Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

IBM
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -17 40 £425 +6.25% 1
Glasgow +9 14 £325 -7.14% 5
Stirling -1 2 £375 -6.36%
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 52 (35.62%) Finance
2 45 (30.82%) Linux
3 42 (28.77%) Windows
4 40 (27.40%) UNIX
4 40 (27.40%) WebSphere
5 33 (22.60%) AIX
5 33 (22.60%) Java
6 32 (21.92%) Banking
7 31 (21.23%) Oracle
8 26 (17.81%) SQL
9 25 (17.12%) SQL Server
9 25 (17.12%) Microsoft
10 22 (15.07%) WebSphere Application Server
11 19 (13.01%) SOA
11 19 (13.01%) VMware
12 17 (11.64%) Workflow
12 17 (11.64%) Mainframe
12 17 (11.64%) XML
13 16 (10.96%) HTML
14 15 (10.27%) Web Services
14 15 (10.27%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (9.59%) Relational Database
15 14 (9.59%) ClearCase
15 14 (9.59%) HP
15 14 (9.59%) Tivoli
15 14 (9.59%) WebSphere Process Server
16 13 (8.90%) Spring
16 13 (8.90%) ClearQuest
17 12 (8.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 12 (8.22%) DB2

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 40 (27.40%) WebSphere
2 22 (15.07%) WebSphere Application Server
3 14 (9.59%) WebSphere Process Server
4 9 (6.16%) CICS
5 7 (4.79%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.79%) WebSphere Portal
6 6 (4.11%) Tomcat
7 5 (3.42%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (2.74%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (2.74%) Apache
9 3 (2.05%) CMS
9 3 (2.05%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.37%) Confluence
10 2 (1.37%) MS Exchange
10 2 (1.37%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (1.37%) Papyrus
11 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.68%) TeamSite
Applications
1 8 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (5.48%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (2.05%) Cognos Controller
3 2 (1.37%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.85%) SAN
2 7 (4.79%) Wireshark
3 5 (3.42%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.74%) NAS
4 4 (2.74%) Firewall
5 3 (2.05%) Intranet
5 3 (2.05%) Internet
5 3 (2.05%) SNMP
5 3 (2.05%) LAN
5 3 (2.05%) WAN
5 3 (2.05%) DHCP
5 3 (2.05%) DNS
6 2 (1.37%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (1.37%) SSL
6 2 (1.37%) FTP
6 2 (1.37%) SNA
6 2 (1.37%) TELNET
6 2 (1.37%) X.25
7 1 (0.68%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.68%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.12%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.59%) Relational Database
3 12 (8.22%) DB2
4 9 (6.16%) RDBMS
4 9 (6.16%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (6.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (6.16%) Oracle Database
5 8 (5.48%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (4.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (2.74%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.37%) DataStage
10 1 (0.68%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.68%) MS Access
10 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 14 (9.59%) ClearCase
2 13 (8.90%) ClearQuest
3 7 (4.79%) JUnit
4 6 (4.11%) Subversion
5 4 (2.74%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.05%) JIRA
7 2 (1.37%) Fiddler
7 2 (1.37%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.68%) Maven
8 1 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.68%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.68%) Rational Application Developer
8 1 (0.68%) Mockito
General
1 52 (35.62%) Finance
2 32 (21.92%) Banking
3 6 (4.11%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.42%) Advertising
5 4 (2.74%) Retail
6 3 (2.05%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (22.60%) Administrator
2 31 (21.23%) Developer
3 13 (8.90%) WebSphere Administrator
4 12 (8.22%) Analyst
5 11 (7.53%) Consultant
6 9 (6.16%) Designer
7 8 (5.48%) Performance Tester
7 8 (5.48%) Tester
7 8 (5.48%) Architect
7 8 (5.48%) Java Developer
8 6 (4.11%) Storage Manager
8 6 (4.11%) Portal Developer
8 6 (4.11%) WebSphere Portal Developer
8 6 (4.11%) WebSphere Developer
8 6 (4.11%) Storage Administrator
9 5 (3.42%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.42%) Programmer
10 4 (2.74%) IBM Storage Administrator
10 4 (2.74%) Support Analyst
10 4 (2.74%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.64%) XML
2 16 (10.96%) HTML
3 15 (10.27%) Web Services
4 13 (8.90%) Spring
5 12 (8.22%) .NET
6 11 (7.53%) J2EE
7 9 (6.16%) Middleware
7 9 (6.16%) SOAP
8 7 (4.79%) JSON
8 7 (4.79%) JMS
8 7 (4.79%) JSP
8 7 (4.79%) CSS
8 7 (4.79%) jQuery
8 7 (4.79%) Apache Camel
9 6 (4.11%) HTML5
9 6 (4.11%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (4.11%) Ajax
10 5 (3.42%) Hibernate
11 3 (2.05%) WSDL
11 3 (2.05%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.64%) Mainframe
2 7 (4.79%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.74%) DataPower
5 3 (2.05%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.05%) Replication
5 3 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.37%) Open Source
6 2 (1.37%) iSeries
6 2 (1.37%) Equities
6 2 (1.37%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.37%) Clustering
6 2 (1.37%) Handset
7 1 (0.68%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.68%) VSAM
7 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.68%) HACMP
7 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.68%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 45 (30.82%) Linux
2 42 (28.77%) Windows
3 40 (27.40%) UNIX
4 33 (22.60%) AIX
5 15 (10.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (7.53%) Solaris
6 11 (7.53%) zOS
6 11 (7.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.05%) MVS
8 3 (2.05%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.37%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.37%) HPUX
9 2 (1.37%) OS/390
9 2 (1.37%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.01%) SOA
2 17 (11.64%) Workflow
3 12 (8.22%) Workflow Management
4 11 (7.53%) ETL
5 10 (6.85%) Migration
5 10 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (5.48%) Performance Testing
6 8 (5.48%) Data Modelling
6 8 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (4.79%) Test Automation
8 6 (4.11%) Waterfall
8 6 (4.11%) Release Management
8 6 (4.11%) ITIL
8 6 (4.11%) CRM
8 6 (4.11%) OO
8 6 (4.11%) Data Management
9 5 (3.42%) Scrum
9 5 (3.42%) Change Management
10 4 (2.74%) Security Architecture
10 4 (2.74%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.60%) Java
2 26 (17.81%) SQL
3 8 (5.48%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.11%) C#
4 6 (4.11%) C++
5 5 (3.42%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.74%) COBOL
6 4 (2.74%) Perl
6 4 (2.74%) REXX
7 3 (2.05%) JCL
8 2 (1.37%) C-shell
8 2 (1.37%) C
8 2 (1.37%) Korn
9 1 (0.68%) Jython
9 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.68%) Python
9 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (2.74%) SC Cleared
1 4 (2.74%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.68%) Degree
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.68%) CNE
2 1 (0.68%) Novell Certification
2 1 (0.68%) IBM AIX Certification
2 1 (0.68%) MCSE
2 1 (0.68%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.42%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.74%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.37%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.37%) SRDF
4 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.68%) RACF
4 1 (0.68%) XenApp
4 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (9.59%) Tivoli
2 12 (8.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (2.74%) Netcool
3 4 (2.74%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 3 (2.05%) Control-M
4 3 (2.05%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.37%) nmon
5 2 (1.37%) SCOM
5 2 (1.37%) Nagios
6 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.68%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.68%) Legato
6 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.68%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (21.23%) Oracle
2 25 (17.12%) Microsoft
3 19 (13.01%) VMware
4 14 (9.59%) HP
5 11 (7.53%) Cognos
6 7 (4.79%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.42%) EMC
7 5 (3.42%) JBoss
8 3 (2.05%) Kofax
8 3 (2.05%) Symantec
8 3 (2.05%) Citrix
8 3 (2.05%) CA
8 3 (2.05%) SAP
9 2 (1.37%) F5
9 2 (1.37%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.37%) Cisco
9 2 (1.37%) Nortel
9 2 (1.37%) Dell
9 2 (1.37%) NetApp
9 2 (1.37%) TIBCO
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