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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 62 97 59
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -38
Contract jobs citing IBM 71 31 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.79% 1.14% 2.44%
As % of the Vendors category 6.80% 3.15% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 25 26
Average daily rate £420 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £350 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £532 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £408
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% +100.00%
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
1044 983 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.97% 36.18% 38.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 528 404
Average daily rate £363 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +6.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 33
Average hourly rate £38.25 £15.77 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.54% +0.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 +6 30 £493 +3.68% 4
Glasgow +22 27 £265 -35.75% 10
West Lothian - 3 £518 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £420 -
Perthshire - 1 £425 -
IBM
UK

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 56 (33.14%) Unix
2 53 (31.36%) Finance
3 42 (24.85%) Banking
4 38 (22.49%) WebSphere
5 37 (21.89%) Java
6 35 (20.71%) DataPower
7 34 (20.12%) SOA
8 32 (18.93%) Migration
9 31 (18.34%) J2EE
10 29 (17.16%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (16.57%) Linux
12 26 (15.38%) Web Services
13 25 (14.79%) Middleware
14 24 (14.20%) Shell Script
14 24 (14.20%) XML
15 23 (13.61%) AIX
15 23 (13.61%) Tivoli
15 23 (13.61%) HP
16 21 (12.43%) SAN
16 21 (12.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 20 (11.83%) SDLC
17 20 (11.83%) Oracle
18 19 (11.24%) HTTPS
18 19 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
19 18 (10.65%) SQL
20 16 (9.47%) HTTP
20 16 (9.47%) Spring
21 15 (8.88%) Microsoft
21 15 (8.88%) Data Centre
21 15 (8.88%) Analytical Skills

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 38 (22.49%) WebSphere
2 11 (6.51%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (5.92%) MQSeries
4 7 (4.14%) WebSphere Portal
4 7 (4.14%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 5 (2.96%) IBM HTTP Server
5 5 (2.96%) IIS
6 4 (2.37%) Apache
6 4 (2.37%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.78%) CMS
7 3 (1.78%) Confluence
7 3 (1.78%) FileNet
7 3 (1.78%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.18%) nginx
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.59%) CICS
9 1 (0.59%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.59%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.59%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.59%) Eikon
2 1 (0.59%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.59%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.59%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.18%) IaaS
3 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.59%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.43%) SAN
2 19 (11.24%) HTTPS
3 16 (9.47%) HTTP
4 14 (8.28%) LDAP
4 14 (8.28%) SSL
5 11 (6.51%) FTP
6 9 (5.33%) DNS
7 7 (4.14%) Internet
7 7 (4.14%) NAS
7 7 (4.14%) WinSCP
8 5 (2.96%) DHCP
8 5 (2.96%) Firewall
9 4 (2.37%) IPsec
9 4 (2.37%) TCP/IP
9 4 (2.37%) WAN
10 3 (1.78%) Network Security
11 2 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.18%) DDNS
11 2 (1.18%) FWSM
11 2 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.55%) DB2
1 6 (3.55%) Oracle Database
1 6 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.37%) DataStage
4 3 (1.78%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.18%) BODI
5 2 (1.18%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (1.18%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.59%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.59%) Big Data
6 1 (0.59%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.59%) SAS EBI
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (5.92%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.33%) Ant
3 8 (4.73%) Subversion
4 7 (4.14%) ClearCase
4 7 (4.14%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.14%) XMLSpy
5 5 (2.96%) Maven
6 4 (2.37%) Gradle
7 3 (1.78%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.78%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.78%) JIRA
7 3 (1.78%) JUnit
7 3 (1.78%) Mockito
8 2 (1.18%) Lombardi
8 2 (1.18%) Toad
9 1 (0.59%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.59%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.59%) Selenium
General
1 53 (31.36%) Finance
2 42 (24.85%) Banking
3 13 (7.69%) Retail
4 6 (3.55%) Law
5 5 (2.96%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.18%) Legal
6 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.59%) Advertising
7 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (18.93%) Consultant
2 30 (17.75%) Developer
3 19 (11.24%) Architect
4 14 (8.28%) Analyst
4 14 (8.28%) Portal Developer
5 11 (6.51%) Administrator
6 10 (5.92%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (5.33%) Unix Administrator
8 8 (4.73%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (4.14%) Tivoli Engineer
10 6 (3.55%) Java Developer
10 6 (3.55%) Technical Specialist
11 5 (2.96%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.96%) Monitoring Engineer
11 5 (2.96%) Tivoli Monitoring Engineer
11 5 (2.96%) Tivoli Specialist
12 4 (2.37%) DevOps Consultant
12 4 (2.37%) IBM Storage Consultant
12 4 (2.37%) Identity Management Specialist
12 4 (2.37%) SAN Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.34%) J2EE
2 26 (15.38%) Web Services
3 25 (14.79%) Middleware
4 24 (14.20%) XML
5 16 (9.47%) Spring
6 13 (7.69%) SOAP
7 12 (7.10%) REST
8 11 (6.51%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
8 11 (6.51%) XSLT
9 10 (5.92%) Java EE
10 8 (4.73%) JSON
11 7 (4.14%) EDI
11 7 (4.14%) JMS
11 7 (4.14%) WSDL
11 7 (4.14%) XSD
11 7 (4.14%) XSL
12 6 (3.55%) IBM Integration Bus
13 5 (2.96%) WebSphere MQ
14 4 (2.37%) Flash
14 4 (2.37%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 35 (20.71%) DataPower
2 15 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.88%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.14%) Mainframe
3 7 (4.14%) SWIFT
4 6 (3.55%) Clustering
4 6 (3.55%) HACMP
5 5 (2.96%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (2.96%) IBM XIV
6 3 (1.78%) Replication
7 2 (1.18%) Celerra
7 2 (1.18%) CLARiiON
7 2 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.18%) LPAR
7 2 (1.18%) PKI
8 1 (0.59%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.59%) CMDB
8 1 (0.59%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.59%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 56 (33.14%) Unix
2 28 (16.57%) Linux
3 23 (13.61%) AIX
4 21 (12.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (7.10%) Windows
6 9 (5.33%) Solaris
6 9 (5.33%) Windows Server
7 6 (3.55%) zOS
8 2 (1.18%) HPUX
9 1 (0.59%) Tru64
9 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.12%) SOA
2 32 (18.93%) Migration
3 29 (17.16%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (11.83%) SDLC
5 19 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (8.28%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (6.51%) Identity Access Management
7 11 (6.51%) Information Security
8 10 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (5.33%) High Availability
10 8 (4.73%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (4.73%) Process Management
10 8 (4.73%) TDD
11 7 (4.14%) Defect Tracking
11 7 (4.14%) EAI
12 6 (3.55%) ITIL
12 6 (3.55%) Microservices
12 6 (3.55%) Project Management
12 6 (3.55%) UML
13 5 (2.96%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 37 (21.89%) Java
2 24 (14.20%) Shell Script
3 18 (10.65%) SQL
4 13 (7.69%) Perl
5 12 (7.10%) XPath
6 10 (5.92%) Python
7 3 (1.78%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.18%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.18%) XQuery
9 1 (0.59%) C
9 1 (0.59%) C#
9 1 (0.59%) C++
9 1 (0.59%) REXX
9 1 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (1.78%) Degree
2 2 (1.18%) PgMP
2 2 (1.18%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.18%) PMP
3 1 (0.59%) CISSP
3 1 (0.59%) IBM Certification
3 1 (0.59%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.59%) SANS
3 1 (0.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.14%) HL7
1 7 (4.14%) QA
1 7 (4.14%) SEPA
2 2 (1.18%) SLA
3 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.59%) MiFID
System Software
1 10 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (5.33%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 6 (3.55%) GPFS
4 5 (2.96%) Docker
5 4 (2.37%) Xen
6 2 (1.18%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.18%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.18%) PowerHA
6 2 (1.18%) RACF
7 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.59%) vSphere
7 1 (0.59%) XenApp
7 1 (0.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (13.61%) Tivoli
2 12 (7.10%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 8 (4.73%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (4.14%) Puppet
5 6 (3.55%) Netcool
5 6 (3.55%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 5 (2.96%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 5 (2.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 4 (2.37%) SCCM
8 3 (1.78%) SCOM
8 3 (1.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (1.18%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.18%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (1.18%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.18%) Proventia
9 2 (1.18%) QRadar
9 2 (1.18%) SCDPM
9 2 (1.18%) TADDM
Vendors
1 23 (13.61%) HP
2 20 (11.83%) Oracle
3 15 (8.88%) Microsoft
4 14 (8.28%) Cognos
4 14 (8.28%) VMware
5 10 (5.92%) CA
5 10 (5.92%) EMC
5 10 (5.92%) Red Hat
6 8 (4.73%) Cisco
7 7 (4.14%) Remedy
8 6 (3.55%) Brocade
9 5 (2.96%) NetApp
9 5 (2.96%) Veritas
10 3 (1.78%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.78%) Trillium
11 2 (1.18%) Ab Initio
11 2 (1.18%) CommVault
11 2 (1.18%) Dell
11 2 (1.18%) Dell Compellent
11 2 (1.18%) Fujitsu