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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 85 53 65
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +12
Contract jobs citing IBM 42 84 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.39% 3.18% 2.57%
As % of the Vendors category 3.67% 7.95% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 51 32
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £27.49
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -27.24%
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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
1145 1057 1093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 37.85% 39.99% 45.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 484 516
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 27 32
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +60.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £15.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £43.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 -23 15 £425 -2.29% 4
Glasgow -6 13 £425 +30.76% 4
Stirling 0 9 £423 +12.66%
West Lothian -12 1 - - 1
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IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 34 (41.46%) Finance
2 31 (37.80%) Java
3 26 (31.71%) Banking
4 18 (21.95%) FileNet
5 17 (20.73%) Web Services
5 17 (20.73%) WebSphere
6 15 (18.29%) Oracle
7 11 (13.41%) XML
8 10 (12.20%) UNIX
8 10 (12.20%) HTML
8 10 (12.20%) SOAP
8 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
8 10 (12.20%) SQL
8 10 (12.20%) Linux
8 10 (12.20%) ETL
8 10 (12.20%) Workflow
8 10 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (12.20%) HTML5
9 9 (10.98%) Dojo
9 9 (10.98%) Requirements Analysis
9 9 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (10.98%) SOA
9 9 (10.98%) JavaScript
10 8 (9.76%) JMS
10 8 (9.76%) AngularJS
11 7 (8.54%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (8.54%) CSS
11 7 (8.54%) Windows
11 7 (8.54%) Kofax
11 7 (8.54%) Change Management

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 18 (21.95%) FileNet
2 17 (20.73%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.66%) Documentum
3 3 (3.66%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.66%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.66%) MQSeries
3 3 (3.66%) IIS
4 2 (2.44%) CICS
5 1 (1.22%) Apache
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.22%) JBoss
5 1 (1.22%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.22%) CMS
5 1 (1.22%) Alfresco
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Office
1 3 (3.66%) SPSS
2 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.44%) FileNet Content Manager
3 1 (1.22%) Eikon
3 1 (1.22%) Agresso
3 1 (1.22%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) Silverpop
2 1 (1.22%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.32%) SAN
2 2 (2.44%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.44%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.44%) LDAP
2 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.44%) SSL
3 1 (1.22%) FTP
3 1 (1.22%) HTTP
3 1 (1.22%) Firewall
3 1 (1.22%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.54%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.32%) RDBMS
3 6 (7.32%) Relational Database
4 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.88%) DataStage
5 4 (4.88%) IBM InfoSphere
5 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.66%) Data Mining
6 3 (3.66%) DB2
6 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.44%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (1.22%) Cognos Query Studio
8 1 (1.22%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 1 (1.22%) Cognos Report Studio
8 1 (1.22%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (1.22%) Informix
8 1 (1.22%) DecisionStream
Development Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Eclipse
2 3 (3.66%) Jasmine
2 3 (3.66%) JSUnit
3 2 (2.44%) FitNesse
3 2 (2.44%) Fiddler
3 2 (2.44%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.22%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.22%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.22%) JUnit
4 1 (1.22%) Checkstyle
4 1 (1.22%) Lombardi
General
1 34 (41.46%) Finance
2 26 (31.71%) Banking
3 4 (4.88%) Retail
4 3 (3.66%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.22%) Law
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (32.93%) Developer
2 14 (17.07%) Analyst
3 13 (15.85%) Java Developer
4 12 (14.63%) Business Analyst
5 6 (7.32%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (7.32%) Technical Leader
5 6 (7.32%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.32%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.10%) Designer
7 4 (4.88%) Architect
7 4 (4.88%) Consultant
8 3 (3.66%) FileNet Administrator
8 3 (3.66%) Administrator
8 3 (3.66%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Designer
8 3 (3.66%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (2.44%) IT Operations Manager
9 2 (2.44%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.73%) Web Services
2 11 (13.41%) XML
3 10 (12.20%) HTML
3 10 (12.20%) SOAP
3 10 (12.20%) HTML5
4 9 (10.98%) Dojo
5 8 (9.76%) JMS
5 8 (9.76%) AngularJS
6 7 (8.54%) CSS
7 6 (7.32%) Spring
7 6 (7.32%) Hibernate
7 6 (7.32%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (7.32%) REST
8 4 (4.88%) Middleware
8 4 (4.88%) WSDL
8 4 (4.88%) Sass
8 4 (4.88%) LESS
9 3 (3.66%) Apache Camel
9 3 (3.66%) .NET
9 3 (3.66%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Mainframe
2 5 (6.10%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.66%) Replication
4 3 (3.66%) DataPower
5 2 (2.44%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.44%) NHS
5 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.22%) Clustering
6 1 (1.22%) iSeries
6 1 (1.22%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.22%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.20%) UNIX
1 10 (12.20%) Linux
2 7 (8.54%) Windows
3 6 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.66%) AIX
5 3 (3.66%) zOS
6 2 (2.44%) Solaris
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.22%) HPUX
7 1 (1.22%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.20%) ETL
1 10 (12.20%) Workflow
1 10 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (10.98%) Requirements Analysis
2 9 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (10.98%) SOA
3 7 (8.54%) Change Management
3 7 (8.54%) Migration
3 7 (8.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (6.10%) OO
4 5 (6.10%) Project Management
4 5 (6.10%) Content Management
4 5 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (4.88%) Document Management
5 4 (4.88%) Business Analysis
5 4 (4.88%) Scrum
6 3 (3.66%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
6 3 (3.66%) Separation of Concerns
6 3 (3.66%) Campaign Management
6 3 (3.66%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 31 (37.80%) Java
2 10 (12.20%) SQL
3 9 (10.98%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.66%) C++
5 2 (2.44%) REXX
5 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.44%) C
5 2 (2.44%) C#
6 1 (1.22%) MUMPS
6 1 (1.22%) COBOL
6 1 (1.22%) Perl
6 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.22%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.22%) Korn
6 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
1 3 (3.66%) Degree
2 2 (2.44%) MCTS
2 2 (2.44%) CCNA
2 2 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.44%) MCSE
3 1 (1.22%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.44%) RACF
3 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.22%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.22%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) SCCM
1 3 (3.66%) SCOM
2 2 (2.44%) CA Endevor
2 2 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.44%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.44%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 2 (2.44%) Control-M
3 1 (1.22%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.22%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) Oracle
2 7 (8.54%) Kofax
3 6 (7.32%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.10%) CA
4 5 (6.10%) VMware
5 4 (4.88%) HP
6 3 (3.66%) Business Objects
6 3 (3.66%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.44%) Symantec
7 2 (2.44%) Dell
7 2 (2.44%) EMC
7 2 (2.44%) Informatica
7 2 (2.44%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (1.22%) F5
8 1 (1.22%) Cognos
8 1 (1.22%) Sybase
8 1 (1.22%) Veritas
8 1 (1.22%) Lotus
8 1 (1.22%) Citrix
8 1 (1.22%) Bloomberg
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