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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 60 52 60
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing IBM 67 76 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.41% 3.08% 2.24%
As % of the Vendors category 6.41% 7.24% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 41 18
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£425 £403 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £475 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £15.03 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.69 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+54.25% -26.80%
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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
1045 1050 992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 37.52% 42.51% 45.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 498 478
Average daily rate £359 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £496 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 45 40
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% -1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £63.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 -35 27 £450 +5.88% 2
Glasgow +12 23 £400 +14.28% 1
Stirling -5 5 £594 +69.64%
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £425 -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
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IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (33.11%) Finance
2 39 (26.35%) Java
3 38 (25.68%) WebSphere
4 36 (24.32%) Oracle
5 35 (23.65%) UNIX
6 33 (22.30%) Microsoft
7 32 (21.62%) Banking
8 28 (18.92%) Windows
9 26 (17.57%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (16.89%) Linux
11 24 (16.22%) SQL
12 21 (14.19%) Web Services
12 21 (14.19%) XML
13 18 (12.16%) Perl
14 17 (11.49%) Campaign Management
14 17 (11.49%) WebSphere MQ
14 17 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (10.81%) VMware
15 16 (10.81%) SAN
15 16 (10.81%) BMC
15 16 (10.81%) SQL Server
15 16 (10.81%) WebSphere Application Server
16 15 (10.14%) HP
16 15 (10.14%) Middleware
16 15 (10.14%) SCOM
17 14 (9.46%) Security Cleared
17 14 (9.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 14 (9.46%) Relational Database
17 14 (9.46%) Tivoli
17 14 (9.46%) ETL

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 38 (25.68%) WebSphere
2 16 (10.81%) WebSphere Application Server
3 13 (8.78%) FileNet
4 6 (4.05%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.38%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.38%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.70%) IIS
6 4 (2.70%) MQSeries
6 4 (2.70%) CICS
7 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.03%) Apache
7 3 (2.03%) WebSphere Process Server
8 2 (1.35%) JBoss
8 2 (1.35%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (1.35%) Documentum
8 2 (1.35%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (1.35%) WebLogic Integration
8 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.35%) GlassFish
Applications
1 5 (3.38%) MS Office
2 1 (0.68%) Maple
2 1 (0.68%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (0.68%) RoboHelp
2 1 (0.68%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.35%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.68%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.68%) FileNet Content Manager
3 1 (0.68%) Maximo
3 1 (0.68%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.35%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.81%) SAN
2 8 (5.41%) Firewall
2 8 (5.41%) DNS
3 7 (4.73%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.38%) NAS
5 4 (2.70%) LDAP
5 4 (2.70%) DHCP
5 4 (2.70%) Wireshark
6 3 (2.03%) Network Security
6 3 (2.03%) SSH
7 2 (1.35%) LAN
7 2 (1.35%) WAN
7 2 (1.35%) SSL
7 2 (1.35%) HTTP
8 1 (0.68%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.68%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.68%) DMZ
8 1 (0.68%) Intranet
8 1 (0.68%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.57%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (10.81%) SQL Server
3 14 (9.46%) Relational Database
4 10 (6.76%) RDBMS
5 9 (6.08%) Oracle Database
6 7 (4.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (4.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (4.73%) DB2
7 5 (3.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.38%) IBM InfoSphere
8 3 (2.03%) DataStage
9 2 (1.35%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.35%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.35%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.68%) Cognos Query Studio
Development Applications
1 4 (2.70%) LoadRunner
1 4 (2.70%) JIRA
1 4 (2.70%) Fiddler
2 2 (1.35%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.35%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.35%) FitNesse
3 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.68%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.68%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.68%) Ant
3 1 (0.68%) JUnit
3 1 (0.68%) Checkstyle
3 1 (0.68%) Maven
General
1 49 (33.11%) Finance
2 32 (21.62%) Banking
3 14 (9.46%) Retail
4 13 (8.78%) Retail Banking
5 10 (6.76%) Marketing
6 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.68%) Electronics
7 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (20.27%) Developer
2 23 (15.54%) Architect
3 18 (12.16%) Designer
4 17 (11.49%) Java Developer
5 13 (8.78%) Analyst
6 11 (7.43%) Project Manager
6 11 (7.43%) Systems Engineer
6 11 (7.43%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.08%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
7 9 (6.08%) Monitoring Engineer
7 9 (6.08%) Consultant
8 8 (5.41%) Technical Architect
9 7 (4.73%) Technical Leader
10 6 (4.05%) Technical Designer
10 6 (4.05%) Senior Developer
11 5 (3.38%) Tester
11 5 (3.38%) Administrator
11 5 (3.38%) Performance Tester
11 5 (3.38%) Senior Java Developer
12 4 (2.70%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.19%) Web Services
1 21 (14.19%) XML
2 17 (11.49%) WebSphere MQ
3 15 (10.14%) Middleware
4 12 (8.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 11 (7.43%) SOAP
6 9 (6.08%) HTML
6 9 (6.08%) JMS
7 6 (4.05%) HTML5
8 5 (3.38%) REST
8 5 (3.38%) JSON
8 5 (3.38%) Apache Camel
8 5 (3.38%) .NET
8 5 (3.38%) J2EE
8 5 (3.38%) Hibernate
9 4 (2.70%) Spring
9 4 (2.70%) JSP
10 3 (2.03%) jQuery
10 3 (2.03%) Dojo
10 3 (2.03%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.08%) CMDB
2 6 (4.05%) DataPower
3 5 (3.38%) Mainframe
3 5 (3.38%) Replication
4 4 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.03%) iSeries
5 3 (2.03%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (2.03%) Clustering
6 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.35%) NHS
6 2 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.35%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.35%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.35%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.68%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.68%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.68%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 35 (23.65%) UNIX
2 28 (18.92%) Windows
3 25 (16.89%) Linux
4 14 (9.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (8.11%) Solaris
6 10 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (4.05%) AIX
8 6 (4.05%) Windows 7
9 5 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.70%) zOS
11 3 (2.03%) HPUX
12 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (11.49%) Campaign Management
1 17 (11.49%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (9.46%) ETL
2 14 (9.46%) SOA
3 12 (8.11%) Migration
4 11 (7.43%) Project Management
4 11 (7.43%) Workflow
4 11 (7.43%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (5.41%) Performance Testing
6 7 (4.73%) Digital Marketing
6 7 (4.73%) ITIL
7 6 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (3.38%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (3.38%) Waterfall
8 5 (3.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (3.38%) Data Modelling
8 5 (3.38%) Document Management
9 4 (2.70%) Network Design
9 4 (2.70%) Change Management
9 4 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 39 (26.35%) Java
2 24 (16.22%) SQL
3 18 (12.16%) Perl
4 12 (8.11%) PowerShell
4 12 (8.11%) VBScript
5 7 (4.73%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.38%) C++
7 4 (2.70%) C#
8 3 (2.03%) C
9 2 (1.35%) COBOL
9 2 (1.35%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.35%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.35%) Korn
9 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.68%) JCL
10 1 (0.68%) MUMPS
10 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (9.46%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.73%) Degree
4 2 (1.35%) MCSE
4 2 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.35%) CCNA
4 2 (1.35%) MCTS
5 1 (0.68%) MCT
5 1 (0.68%) GIAC
5 1 (0.68%) ACSA
5 1 (0.68%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.35%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (6.08%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.38%) XenApp
4 3 (2.03%) vSphere
5 2 (1.35%) GPFS
5 2 (1.35%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.68%) SRDF
6 1 (0.68%) Samba
Systems Management
1 15 (10.14%) SCOM
2 14 (9.46%) Tivoli
3 5 (3.38%) SCCM
4 3 (2.03%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (1.35%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.35%) Control-M
5 2 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.35%) CA Endevor
5 2 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.68%) Puppet
6 1 (0.68%) BMC Performance Manager
6 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 36 (24.32%) Oracle
2 33 (22.30%) Microsoft
3 16 (10.81%) VMware
3 16 (10.81%) BMC
4 15 (10.14%) HP
5 13 (8.78%) ArcSight
6 10 (6.76%) Red Hat
7 8 (5.41%) Unica
8 7 (4.73%) Chordiant
9 6 (4.05%) EMC
9 6 (4.05%) Symantec
10 5 (3.38%) Citrix
11 4 (2.70%) Veritas
11 4 (2.70%) Informatica
12 3 (2.03%) CA
12 3 (2.03%) Cognos
12 3 (2.03%) Business Objects
12 3 (2.03%) Kofax
13 2 (1.35%) Yahoo!
13 2 (1.35%) Google
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