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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 65 94 52
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -42
Contract jobs citing IBM 93 39 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.12% 1.31% 3.16%
As % of the Vendors category 6.87% 3.43% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 17 52
Average daily rate £410 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £372 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £521 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +75.00%
IBM
UK

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
1354 1137 1053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.36% 38.14% 39.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 609 479
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £194 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 47 26
Average hourly rate £38.25 £16.00 £29.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.06% -45.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £12.10 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.00 £37.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +12 35 £463 +8.82% 5
Glasgow +12 20 £390 -5.45% 7
Inverclyde - 11 £420 -
Renfrewshire - 6 - - 2
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £290 -
IBM
UK

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 57 (33.33%) Unix
2 50 (29.24%) Finance
3 45 (26.32%) Java
4 41 (23.98%) SQL
4 41 (23.98%) SOA
5 39 (22.81%) AIX
6 36 (21.05%) WebSphere
7 35 (20.47%) Microsoft
7 35 (20.47%) HP
8 32 (18.71%) Tivoli
9 31 (18.13%) Windows
10 30 (17.54%) Banking
11 29 (16.96%) J2EE
11 29 (16.96%) Oracle
12 27 (15.79%) HTTP
13 25 (14.62%) CA
13 25 (14.62%) Linux
13 25 (14.62%) SOAP
13 25 (14.62%) DataPower
13 25 (14.62%) REST
14 24 (14.04%) SSL
15 23 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
16 22 (12.87%) VMware
16 22 (12.87%) ITIL
16 22 (12.87%) XML
16 22 (12.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 21 (12.28%) Middleware
17 21 (12.28%) Migration
18 20 (11.70%) JSON
18 20 (11.70%) Shell Script

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 36 (21.05%) WebSphere
2 12 (7.02%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (5.26%) MQSeries
4 7 (4.09%) CICS
4 7 (4.09%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 6 (3.51%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (2.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (2.92%) WebSphere Portal
7 4 (2.34%) GlassFish
7 4 (2.34%) JBoss
8 3 (1.75%) Apache
8 3 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.75%) IBM Domino
8 3 (1.75%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.75%) IIS
8 3 (1.75%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.75%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.17%) CMS
9 2 (1.17%) Confluence
9 2 (1.17%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (4.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.17%) MS Office
2 2 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.75%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.17%) Cognos Controller
2 2 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.58%) Eikon
3 1 (0.58%) Exstream
3 1 (0.58%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.58%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.58%) Unica
3 1 (0.58%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.17%) IaaS
2 2 (1.17%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (15.79%) HTTP
2 24 (14.04%) SSL
3 20 (11.70%) SAN
4 17 (9.94%) HTTPS
5 16 (9.36%) Firewall
6 11 (6.43%) LDAP
7 10 (5.85%) FTP
8 8 (4.68%) DNS
9 7 (4.09%) Internet
9 7 (4.09%) WinSCP
10 3 (1.75%) DHCP
10 3 (1.75%) WAN
11 2 (1.17%) DDNS
11 2 (1.17%) IPsec
11 2 (1.17%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.58%) LAN
12 1 (0.58%) NAS
12 1 (0.58%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.19%) DB2
2 10 (5.85%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.92%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (2.92%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (2.34%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.17%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.17%) Big Data
6 2 (1.17%) DataStage
6 2 (1.17%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.17%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.58%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.58%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 12 (7.02%) SoapUI
2 7 (4.09%) Ant
2 7 (4.09%) ClearCase
2 7 (4.09%) XMLSpy
3 6 (3.51%) Subversion
4 5 (2.92%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.34%) Introscope
6 3 (1.75%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.75%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.75%) Gradle
6 3 (1.75%) JIRA
6 3 (1.75%) JUnit
6 3 (1.75%) Maven
6 3 (1.75%) Mockito
7 2 (1.17%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.17%) Lombardi
7 2 (1.17%) Selenium
8 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
General
1 50 (29.24%) Finance
2 30 (17.54%) Banking
3 7 (4.09%) Retail
4 6 (3.51%) Law
5 4 (2.34%) Back Office
5 4 (2.34%) Billing
5 4 (2.34%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.17%) Legal
6 2 (1.17%) Marketing
7 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (28.07%) Developer
2 27 (15.79%) Architect
3 19 (11.11%) Consultant
4 17 (9.94%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (8.19%) Portal Developer
6 13 (7.60%) Analyst
7 11 (6.43%) Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (5.85%) Integration Developer
9 7 (4.09%) Monitoring Specialist
9 7 (4.09%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.51%) Java Developer
10 6 (3.51%) Monitoring Engineer
10 6 (3.51%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
10 6 (3.51%) Unix Developer
11 5 (2.92%) Applications Specialist
12 4 (2.34%) DB2 DBA
12 4 (2.34%) DBA
12 4 (2.34%) Technical Analyst
12 4 (2.34%) Technical Leader
12 4 (2.34%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.96%) J2EE
2 25 (14.62%) REST
2 25 (14.62%) SOAP
3 22 (12.87%) XML
4 21 (12.28%) Middleware
5 20 (11.70%) JSON
6 19 (11.11%) WSDL
6 19 (11.11%) XSD
7 17 (9.94%) .NET
8 16 (9.36%) Spring
9 15 (8.77%) IBM Integration Bus
10 13 (7.60%) RESTful
10 13 (7.60%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
11 12 (7.02%) Web Services
12 10 (5.85%) Regular Expression
13 9 (5.26%) HTML
13 9 (5.26%) XSLT
14 8 (4.68%) Hibernate
14 8 (4.68%) Java EE
15 7 (4.09%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.62%) DataPower
2 15 (8.77%) Mainframe
3 13 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.60%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.26%) Clustering
4 9 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
5 7 (4.09%) Replication
5 7 (4.09%) SWIFT
6 4 (2.34%) LPAR
6 4 (2.34%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.75%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.17%) CMDB
8 2 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.17%) PKI
8 2 (1.17%) Statistics
9 1 (0.58%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.58%) IBM XIV
9 1 (0.58%) iSeries
9 1 (0.58%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 57 (33.33%) Unix
2 39 (22.81%) AIX
3 31 (18.13%) Windows
4 25 (14.62%) Linux
5 22 (12.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (9.94%) Windows Server
7 10 (5.85%) Solaris
7 10 (5.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (5.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (5.26%) HPUX
8 9 (5.26%) Windows XP
9 7 (4.09%) zOS
10 2 (1.17%) OS/2
11 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.98%) SOA
2 23 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (12.87%) ITIL
4 21 (12.28%) Migration
5 18 (10.53%) TOGAF
6 16 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (7.02%) Identity Access Management
8 11 (6.43%) Service Management
9 10 (5.85%) Release Management
10 8 (4.68%) Change Management
10 8 (4.68%) Information Security
10 8 (4.68%) UML
11 7 (4.09%) Defect Tracking
11 7 (4.09%) EAI
12 6 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (3.51%) Data Management
12 6 (3.51%) Microservices
12 6 (3.51%) Performance Management
13 5 (2.92%) Open Source
13 5 (2.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (26.32%) Java
2 41 (23.98%) SQL
3 20 (11.70%) Shell Script
4 13 (7.60%) Perl
5 11 (6.43%) VBScript
6 10 (5.85%) Korn
7 9 (5.26%) Bourne shell
7 9 (5.26%) PowerShell
8 8 (4.68%) JavaScript
9 7 (4.09%) Python
10 5 (2.92%) COBOL
10 5 (2.92%) REXX
11 4 (2.34%) C#
11 4 (2.34%) PHP
11 4 (2.34%) VB
12 2 (1.17%) XPath
12 2 (1.17%) XQuery
13 1 (0.58%) JCL
13 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (6.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.09%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (2.92%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.34%) Degree
5 2 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.17%) CISSP
5 2 (1.17%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.17%) PgMP
5 2 (1.17%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.17%) PMP
5 2 (1.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.26%) QA
2 7 (4.09%) HL7
2 7 (4.09%) SEPA
3 4 (2.34%) COBIT
4 3 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.58%) MiFID
5 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (8.19%) vSphere
3 11 (6.43%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 5 (2.92%) Docker
5 4 (2.34%) PowerHA
6 3 (1.75%) RACF
7 2 (1.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (1.17%) Xen
8 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.58%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.58%) XenApp
8 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (18.71%) Tivoli
2 13 (7.60%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 12 (7.02%) SCOM
4 10 (5.85%) Netcool
5 9 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (4.09%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (2.34%) CA Wily
8 3 (1.75%) OMEGAMON
8 3 (1.75%) Puppet
8 3 (1.75%) SCCM
8 3 (1.75%) TADDM
9 2 (1.17%) ArcSight ESM
9 2 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.17%) QRadar
10 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.58%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 35 (20.47%) HP
1 35 (20.47%) Microsoft
2 29 (16.96%) Oracle
3 25 (14.62%) CA
4 22 (12.87%) VMware
5 14 (8.19%) Citrix
6 12 (7.02%) Cisco
6 12 (7.02%) EMC
6 12 (7.02%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.09%) Remedy
8 4 (2.34%) Ab Initio
9 3 (1.75%) BMC
9 3 (1.75%) Lotus
9 3 (1.75%) SAP
10 2 (1.17%) Cognizant
10 2 (1.17%) Cognos
10 2 (1.17%) Google
10 2 (1.17%) Hyperion
10 2 (1.17%) Teradata
10 2 (1.17%) Trillium
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