Period
to 16 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

IBM
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 96 64
Rank change year-on-year +22 -32 +1
Contract jobs citing IBM 66 38 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.22% 1.36% 2.90%
As % of the Vendors category 6.92% 3.95% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 26
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +21.21% -7.30%
10th Percentile £375 £388 £200
90th Percentile £610 £563 £526
Scotland median daily rate £436 £439 £400
% change year-on-year -0.57% +9.69% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - £36.00

IBM is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Edinburgh.

All Vendors
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 954 962 985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 32.03% 34.41% 42.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 539 512
Edinburgh median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £219 £263 £243
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 13
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.00% +57.89% +53.85%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.48 £12.05
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.39 £48.68
Scotland median hourly rate £17.25 £26.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -33.65% -27.78% +171.70%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing IBM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in Edinburgh

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IBM in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in Edinburgh

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in Edinburgh

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for IBM.

1 33 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (34.85%) Banking
3 22 (33.33%) Java
4 20 (30.30%) WebSphere
4 20 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (28.79%) DevOps
6 18 (27.27%) Finance
7 17 (25.76%) Git (software)
8 16 (24.24%) Scrum
9 14 (21.21%) Kubernetes
9 14 (21.21%) Node.js
9 14 (21.21%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (19.70%) SQL
11 12 (18.18%) Python
11 12 (18.18%) Jenkins
12 11 (16.67%) SonarQube
12 11 (16.67%) Mesos
12 11 (16.67%) Cloud Foundry
12 11 (16.67%) Docker
12 11 (16.67%) Bash Shell
12 11 (16.67%) iPad
12 11 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
12 11 (16.67%) BDD
12 11 (16.67%) Groovy
12 11 (16.67%) DB2
12 11 (16.67%) E-Commerce
12 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
12 11 (16.67%) TDD
12 11 (16.67%) Ruby
12 11 (16.67%) Consul

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (30.30%) WebSphere
2 11 (16.67%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (6.06%) Apache
3 4 (6.06%) IIS
3 4 (6.06%) WebSphere Portal
4 2 (3.03%) CICS
4 2 (3.03%) FileNet
4 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.52%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (3.03%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 20 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (12.12%) IBM Cloud
4 7 (10.61%) GitHub
4 7 (10.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (10.61%) Heroku
4 7 (10.61%) npm
5 4 (6.06%) SaaS
6 3 (4.55%) Datadog
6 3 (4.55%) OpenShift
7 2 (3.03%) IaaS
7 2 (3.03%) PaaS
8 1 (1.52%) Amazon SageMaker
8 1 (1.52%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (1.52%) Boomi
8 1 (1.52%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) Firewall
2 2 (3.03%) BIG-IP
2 2 (3.03%) NetScaler
2 2 (3.03%) SSL
3 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) DB2
2 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.03%) Power BI
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.52%) Big Data
4 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.52%) IDMS
4 1 (1.52%) MS Access
4 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (25.76%) Git (software)
2 14 (21.21%) Sonatype Nexus
3 12 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 11 (16.67%) SonarQube
5 8 (12.12%) JIRA
6 7 (10.61%) Ant
6 7 (10.61%) Cucumber
6 7 (10.61%) Gerrit
6 7 (10.61%) GitLab
6 7 (10.61%) Maven
6 7 (10.61%) Selenium
7 6 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (7.58%) Artifactory
8 5 (7.58%) Bitbucket
8 5 (7.58%) TeamCity
9 4 (6.06%) Protractor
9 4 (6.06%) SilkTest
9 4 (6.06%) Zephyr
10 3 (4.55%) IBM UrbanCode
10 3 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 23 (34.85%) Banking
2 18 (27.27%) Finance
3 5 (7.58%) Advertising
4 2 (3.03%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.52%) International Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (21.21%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (16.67%) Kubernetes Engineer
3 9 (13.64%) Developer
4 7 (10.61%) Analyst
4 7 (10.61%) Architect
4 7 (10.61%) Senior DevOps
4 7 (10.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (7.58%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Consultant
6 4 (6.06%) DB2 DBA
6 4 (6.06%) DBA
6 4 (6.06%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Performance Tester
6 4 (6.06%) Platform Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Test Leader
6 4 (6.06%) Tester
7 3 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.21%) Node.js
2 7 (10.61%) J2EE
2 7 (10.61%) Java EE
2 7 (10.61%) Web Services
3 5 (7.58%) .NET
3 5 (7.58%) Middleware
3 5 (7.58%) SOAP
4 4 (6.06%) IBM Integration Bus
4 4 (6.06%) JSON
4 4 (6.06%) React
4 4 (6.06%) REST
4 4 (6.06%) RESTful
5 3 (4.55%) Spring
5 3 (4.55%) XML
6 2 (3.03%) HTML
6 2 (3.03%) LDAP
6 2 (3.03%) Struts
6 2 (3.03%) XML Messaging
7 1 (1.52%) CSS
7 1 (1.52%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) iPad
2 7 (10.61%) DataPower
3 6 (9.09%) Mainframe
4 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.06%) Replication
5 2 (3.03%) Blog
6 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.52%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.52%) LPAR
6 1 (1.52%) User Experience
6 1 (1.52%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Unix
2 5 (7.58%) Linux
2 5 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (7.58%) zOS
3 4 (6.06%) Android
3 4 (6.06%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.06%) Ubuntu
3 4 (6.06%) Windows
4 3 (4.55%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.52%) AIX
5 1 (1.52%) OS/2
5 1 (1.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (28.79%) DevOps
3 16 (24.24%) Scrum
4 11 (16.67%) BDD
4 11 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 11 (16.67%) TDD
5 10 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (12.12%) Test Automation
7 7 (10.61%) Web Development
8 6 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (9.09%) ETL
9 5 (7.58%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (7.58%) Software Engineering
10 4 (6.06%) Artificial Intelligence
10 4 (6.06%) Asset Management
10 4 (6.06%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 4 (6.06%) Microservices
10 4 (6.06%) Test Strategy
10 4 (6.06%) UML
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.33%) Java
2 13 (19.70%) SQL
3 12 (18.18%) Python
4 11 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 11 (16.67%) Groovy
4 11 (16.67%) Ruby
5 10 (15.15%) JavaScript
6 6 (9.09%) PHP
7 4 (6.06%) REXX
8 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.03%) VBA
9 1 (1.52%) COBOL
9 1 (1.52%) R
9 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.52%) Degree
2 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (16.67%) Docker
2 4 (6.06%) RACF
3 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.52%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 14 (21.21%) Kubernetes
2 11 (16.67%) Consul
2 11 (16.67%) Mesos
3 5 (7.58%) Ansible
3 5 (7.58%) Puppet
4 4 (6.06%) OMEGAMON
5 3 (4.55%) Nagios
6 2 (3.03%) Salt
7 1 (1.52%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.64%) Oracle
3 7 (10.61%) CA
4 4 (6.06%) Ab Initio
4 4 (6.06%) Atlassian
4 4 (6.06%) BMC
4 4 (6.06%) Google
5 3 (4.55%) AppDynamics
5 3 (4.55%) Micro Focus
5 3 (4.55%) New Relic
5 3 (4.55%) Splunk
6 2 (3.03%) Bloomberg
6 2 (3.03%) Charles River
6 2 (3.03%) CODA
6 2 (3.03%) Dell
6 2 (3.03%) F5
6 2 (3.03%) Sitecore
6 2 (3.03%) Twitter
7 1 (1.52%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.52%) HP