The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 52 47 53
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing IBM 85 82 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.09% 3.24% 2.51%
As % of the Vendors category 7.28% 7.44% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 40 26
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £300 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+354.54% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.46 £26.90
% change year-on-year
+17.22% -12.78%
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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 Scotland region.

Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1168 1102 1012
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 42.44% 43.49% 40.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 531 437
Average daily rate £360 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £202 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 72
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -23.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £9.25 £12.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -18 36 £475 +11.76% 1
Glasgow +9 20 £350 - 9
Stirling -2 7 £538 +53.57%
West Lothian +3 3 £380 +1.33%
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
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IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 49 (28.99%) Microsoft
2 47 (27.81%) UNIX
3 43 (25.44%) Windows
3 43 (25.44%) Finance
4 40 (23.67%) WebSphere
5 38 (22.49%) Oracle
6 35 (20.71%) Java
6 35 (20.71%) Banking
7 29 (17.16%) Linux
8 26 (15.38%) BMC
8 26 (15.38%) FileNet
9 24 (14.20%) Perl
10 23 (13.61%) Web Services
10 23 (13.61%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (11.83%) Tivoli
12 19 (11.24%) WebSphere Application Server
12 19 (11.24%) SQL
12 19 (11.24%) Workflow
13 17 (10.06%) HP
13 17 (10.06%) SAN
13 17 (10.06%) ArcSight
14 16 (9.47%) Security Cleared
14 16 (9.47%) Campaign Management
15 15 (8.88%) PowerShell
15 15 (8.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 15 (8.88%) SCOM
15 15 (8.88%) WebSphere MQ
15 15 (8.88%) VBScript
15 15 (8.88%) HTML
15 15 (8.88%) Middleware

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (23.67%) WebSphere
2 26 (15.38%) FileNet
3 19 (11.24%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (5.33%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.73%) WebLogic
5 8 (4.73%) MS Exchange
6 7 (4.14%) CICS
7 6 (3.55%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.55%) IIS
8 5 (2.96%) Lotus Domino
8 5 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.37%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (2.37%) Apache
10 3 (1.78%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.78%) WebSphere Process Server
10 3 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.18%) GlassFish
11 2 (1.18%) Confluence
11 2 (1.18%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (1.78%) MS Office
2 1 (0.59%) RoboHelp
2 1 (0.59%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (0.59%) Maple
Business Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.18%) Maximo
3 1 (0.59%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.59%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.59%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.18%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.06%) SAN
2 12 (7.10%) Firewall
3 11 (6.51%) DNS
4 9 (5.33%) TCP/IP
4 9 (5.33%) NAS
5 4 (2.37%) LDAP
5 4 (2.37%) LAN
5 4 (2.37%) WAN
5 4 (2.37%) DHCP
5 4 (2.37%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (2.37%) DMZ
6 3 (1.78%) SSH
7 2 (1.18%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.18%) Network Security
7 2 (1.18%) SSL
8 1 (0.59%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.59%) Intranet
8 1 (0.59%) Telnet
8 1 (0.59%) X.25
8 1 (0.59%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.61%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (7.10%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.73%) RDBMS
3 8 (4.73%) DB2
4 7 (4.14%) SQL Server
5 6 (3.55%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.78%) DataStage
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.18%) Ingres
8 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.18%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.59%) Cognos Query Studio
9 1 (0.59%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 1 (0.59%) Cognos Report Studio
9 1 (0.59%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 1 (0.59%) DecisionStream
Development Applications
1 6 (3.55%) JIRA
2 2 (1.18%) Fiddler
2 2 (1.18%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.18%) Introscope
2 2 (1.18%) Subversion
2 2 (1.18%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.59%) Maven
3 1 (0.59%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.59%) Ant
3 1 (0.59%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.59%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.59%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.59%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 43 (25.44%) Finance
2 35 (20.71%) Banking
3 12 (7.10%) Retail
3 12 (7.10%) Retail Banking
4 10 (5.92%) Marketing
5 8 (4.73%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.37%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Electronics
7 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.59%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (19.53%) Developer
2 29 (17.16%) Architect
3 22 (13.02%) Designer
4 19 (11.24%) Java Developer
5 14 (8.28%) Systems Engineer
6 13 (7.69%) Technical Architect
7 12 (7.10%) Analyst
7 12 (7.10%) Monitoring Engineer
8 11 (6.51%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
8 11 (6.51%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (5.92%) Technical Designer
10 9 (5.33%) Project Manager
11 8 (4.73%) Consultant
11 8 (4.73%) FileNet Developer
12 6 (3.55%) Technical Specialist
12 6 (3.55%) Support Analyst
12 6 (3.55%) Administrator
13 5 (2.96%) Infrastructure Designer
14 4 (2.37%) Tester
14 4 (2.37%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.61%) Web Services
2 15 (8.88%) WebSphere MQ
2 15 (8.88%) Middleware
2 15 (8.88%) HTML
2 15 (8.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 14 (8.28%) XML
4 10 (5.92%) HTML5
5 9 (5.33%) .NET
5 9 (5.33%) J2EE
6 8 (4.73%) REST
7 7 (4.14%) jQuery
7 7 (4.14%) Dojo
7 7 (4.14%) JSP
7 7 (4.14%) SOAP
8 6 (3.55%) JMS
8 6 (3.55%) Hibernate
8 6 (3.55%) Spring
9 5 (2.96%) JRules
10 4 (2.37%) Java EE
11 3 (1.78%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 12 (7.10%) CMDB
3 9 (5.33%) DataPower
4 7 (4.14%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (3.55%) Replication
5 6 (3.55%) Clustering
6 4 (2.37%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.78%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.78%) iSeries
8 2 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.18%) Equities
8 2 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.18%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.59%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.59%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.59%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.59%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.59%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 47 (27.81%) UNIX
2 43 (25.44%) Windows
3 29 (17.16%) Linux
4 14 (8.28%) Solaris
5 13 (7.69%) AIX
6 12 (7.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (6.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (4.73%) Windows 7
10 7 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (4.14%) zOS
11 5 (2.96%) HPUX
12 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (11.24%) Workflow
2 16 (9.47%) Campaign Management
3 15 (8.88%) Project Management
4 12 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (6.51%) SOA
5 11 (6.51%) Performance Testing
6 10 (5.92%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (5.92%) Migration
7 9 (5.33%) ETL
7 9 (5.33%) ITIL
8 8 (4.73%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (4.73%) Document Management
9 7 (4.14%) Change Management
9 7 (4.14%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (3.55%) Web Development
10 6 (3.55%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (3.55%) Performance Management
10 6 (3.55%) E-Commerce
11 5 (2.96%) Data Migration
11 5 (2.96%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 35 (20.71%) Java
2 24 (14.20%) Perl
3 19 (11.24%) SQL
4 15 (8.88%) VBScript
4 15 (8.88%) PowerShell
5 10 (5.92%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.96%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.78%) C++
8 2 (1.18%) C#
8 2 (1.18%) PHP
8 2 (1.18%) Python
8 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.18%) JCL
9 1 (0.59%) Korn
9 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.59%) RPG/400
9 1 (0.59%) RPG IV
9 1 (0.59%) C
9 1 (0.59%) COBOL
9 1 (0.59%) RPG
Qualifications
1 16 (9.47%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.96%) Degree
4 3 (1.78%) MCSD
4 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.59%) GIAC
5 1 (0.59%) GCIH
5 1 (0.59%) ACSA
5 1 (0.59%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.78%) SLA
2 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.59%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (5.92%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.14%) XenApp
3 5 (2.96%) SRDF
4 4 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.78%) vSphere
6 2 (1.18%) GPFS
6 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.59%) Samba
Systems Management
1 20 (11.83%) Tivoli
2 15 (8.88%) SCOM
3 8 (4.73%) BMC PATROL
4 6 (3.55%) Control-M
4 6 (3.55%) NetBackup
4 6 (3.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (3.55%) MOM
5 5 (2.96%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (2.96%) OMEGAMON
5 5 (2.96%) Unicenter
5 5 (2.96%) Tivoli NetView
6 3 (1.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (1.18%) SCCM
7 2 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.18%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.59%) Puppet
8 1 (0.59%) Netcool
8 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.59%) BMC Performance Manager
8 1 (0.59%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 49 (28.99%) Microsoft
2 38 (22.49%) Oracle
3 26 (15.38%) BMC
4 17 (10.06%) HP
4 17 (10.06%) ArcSight
5 14 (8.28%) VMware
6 11 (6.51%) Red Hat
7 10 (5.92%) EMC
8 8 (4.73%) Sun
8 8 (4.73%) Unica
9 7 (4.14%) Citrix
9 7 (4.14%) Chordiant
10 6 (3.55%) Unisys
10 6 (3.55%) Symantec
10 6 (3.55%) Kofax
11 4 (2.37%) Veritas
11 4 (2.37%) CA
11 4 (2.37%) RightFax
12 3 (1.78%) Cognos
12 3 (1.78%) Lotus
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