The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 17 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing IBM 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 1.27% 1.49% -
As % of the Vendors category 3.33% 3.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -16.66%
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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 West Lothian region.

Vendors Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
30 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 37.97% 38.81% 52.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 13
Average daily rate £325 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £226 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £366 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.14 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the West Lothian region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

IBM
Top 21 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (50.00%) Fiddler
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Law
3 1 (25.00%) Degree

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 1 (25.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (50.00%) Fiddler
General
1 1 (25.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Tester
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec