Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 73 79
Rank change year-on-year +15 +6 -6
Contract jobs citing IBM 62 68 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.63% 2.25% 1.74%
As % of the Vendors category 7.43% 6.86% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 10
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +1.12% +4.15%
10th Percentile £281 £373 £306
90th Percentile £575 £546 £569
Scotland median daily rate £450 £438 £385
% change year-on-year +2.86% +13.64% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £16.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -45.00% -
Scotland median hourly rate £43.00 £19.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +126.32% -36.67% -16.67%

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 834 991 784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 35.34% 32.84% 35.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 542 405
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -3.03%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £250
90th Percentile £575 £549 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +8.97% +0.65% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 16
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £14.43 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.91% -39.24% +50.17%
10th Percentile £12.48 £10.70 £13.38
90th Percentile £23.75 £35.00 £45.31
Scotland median hourly rate £17.90 £15.86 £27.50
% change year-on-year +12.86% -42.33% -23.61%

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019, 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 28 (45.16%) Banking
2 27 (43.55%) WebSphere
3 24 (38.71%) SQL
4 22 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (33.87%) Finance
6 20 (32.26%) DB2
6 20 (32.26%) XML
7 18 (29.03%) Java
8 16 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (24.19%) JIRA
10 13 (20.97%) SOA
10 13 (20.97%) Configuration Management
10 13 (20.97%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (19.35%) OO
12 11 (17.74%) UML
12 11 (17.74%) Web Services
12 11 (17.74%) QA
12 11 (17.74%) Use Case
13 10 (16.13%) Data Modelling
13 10 (16.13%) Service Design
14 9 (14.52%) Eclipse
14 9 (14.52%) Git (software)
14 9 (14.52%) Test Automation
15 8 (12.90%) Selenium
15 8 (12.90%) Test Management
15 8 (12.90%) Cucumber
15 8 (12.90%) ERwin
15 8 (12.90%) PowerDesigner
15 8 (12.90%) JUnit
15 8 (12.90%) Critical Thinking

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 27 (43.55%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.45%) FileNet
2 4 (6.45%) JBoss
2 4 (6.45%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (4.84%) SAS
4 2 (3.23%) GlassFish
4 2 (3.23%) NetWeaver
5 1 (1.61%) Apache
5 1 (1.61%) Confluence
5 1 (1.61%) IIS
5 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.23%) GitHub
3 2 (3.23%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.61%) Datadog
4 1 (1.61%) IaaS
4 1 (1.61%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.61%) PaaS
4 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.29%) Firewall
2 2 (3.23%) DMZ
2 2 (3.23%) HTTP
2 2 (3.23%) SAN
2 2 (3.23%) SSL
3 1 (1.61%) DHCP
3 1 (1.61%) MPLS
3 1 (1.61%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.61%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (32.26%) DB2
2 4 (6.45%) RDBMS
2 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.84%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.23%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.23%) Informix
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.23%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.61%) DataStage
5 1 (1.61%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.61%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (24.19%) JIRA
2 9 (14.52%) Eclipse
2 9 (14.52%) Git (software)
3 8 (12.90%) Cucumber
3 8 (12.90%) ERwin
3 8 (12.90%) JUnit
3 8 (12.90%) PowerDesigner
3 8 (12.90%) Selenium
4 7 (11.29%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.45%) IBM UrbanCode
5 4 (6.45%) Introscope
5 4 (6.45%) JMeter
6 2 (3.23%) Ant
6 2 (3.23%) Maven
6 2 (3.23%) Subversion
7 1 (1.61%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.61%) Axure RP
7 1 (1.61%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.61%) jMock
7 1 (1.61%) Mockito
General
1 28 (45.16%) Banking
2 21 (33.87%) Finance
3 4 (6.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (20.97%) Analyst
2 9 (14.52%) Test Analyst
3 8 (12.90%) Architect
4 6 (9.68%) Consultant
5 4 (6.45%) Test Leader
6 3 (4.84%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) DBA
6 3 (4.84%) Developer
6 3 (4.84%) FileNet Specialist
6 3 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Tester
7 2 (3.23%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (3.23%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Business Architect
7 2 (3.23%) DB2 DBA
7 2 (3.23%) DevOps Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Performance Tester
7 2 (3.23%) Technical Leader
8 1 (1.61%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.26%) XML
2 11 (17.74%) Web Services
3 7 (11.29%) Gherkin
3 7 (11.29%) HTML
3 7 (11.29%) JSON
4 5 (8.06%) Spring
5 4 (6.45%) Java EE
5 4 (6.45%) SOAP
6 3 (4.84%) Hibernate
6 3 (4.84%) J2EE
6 3 (4.84%) REST
7 2 (3.23%) D3.js
7 2 (3.23%) EJB 3.0
7 2 (3.23%) ISPF
7 2 (3.23%) Java SE
7 2 (3.23%) JAX-WS
7 2 (3.23%) Middleware
7 2 (3.23%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (3.23%) Node.js
7 2 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.84%) DataPower
2 3 (4.84%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.23%) CMDB
3 2 (3.23%) Replication
3 2 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.23%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.61%) Clustering
4 1 (1.61%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.61%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.61%) PKI
4 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Linux
1 6 (9.68%) Unix
2 5 (8.06%) Windows
3 3 (4.84%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.84%) zOS
4 2 (3.23%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.61%) AIX
5 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.97%) Configuration Management
2 13 (20.97%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (20.97%) SOA
3 12 (19.35%) OO
4 11 (17.74%) UML
4 11 (17.74%) Use Case
5 10 (16.13%) Data Modelling
5 10 (16.13%) Service Design
6 9 (14.52%) Test Automation
7 8 (12.90%) Critical Thinking
7 8 (12.90%) Test Management
8 7 (11.29%) BDD
8 7 (11.29%) Functional Testing
8 7 (11.29%) Programme Management
9 6 (9.68%) Business Analysis
9 6 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (9.68%) Integration Testing
9 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (8.06%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 24 (38.71%) SQL
2 18 (29.03%) Java
3 5 (8.06%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.06%) Python
4 4 (6.45%) REXX
5 3 (4.84%) VBA
6 2 (3.23%) C#
6 2 (3.23%) CLIST
6 2 (3.23%) PHP
6 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.23%) R
7 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.23%) Degree
1 2 (3.23%) Postgraduate
2 1 (1.61%) CISSP
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.74%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) IFRS
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 2 (3.23%) Time Sharing Option
1 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 1 (1.61%) Docker
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.61%) RACF
2 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (1.61%) vSphere
2 1 (1.61%) XenApp
2 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.23%) CA Wily
3 1 (1.61%) Ansible
3 1 (1.61%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.61%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.61%) Icinga
3 1 (1.61%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.61%) Nagios
3 1 (1.61%) Netcool
3 1 (1.61%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (1.61%) Puppet
3 1 (1.61%) SCOM
3 1 (1.61%) TADDM
3 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (9.68%) Oracle
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.45%) AppDynamics
3 4 (6.45%) Splunk
4 3 (4.84%) CA
5 2 (3.23%) HP
5 2 (3.23%) SAP
5 2 (3.23%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.23%) Tableau
5 2 (3.23%) VMware
6 1 (1.61%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.61%) BMC
6 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.61%) Cisco
6 1 (1.61%) Citrix
6 1 (1.61%) EMC
6 1 (1.61%) Google
6 1 (1.61%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.61%) Veritas