Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 100 69
Rank change year-on-year +15 -31 -6
Contract jobs citing IBM 56 41 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.98% 1.39% 2.31%
As % of the Vendors category 5.88% 4.18% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 16
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £525 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.05% +35.48% -10.92%
10th Percentile £301 £374 £200
90th Percentile £615 £689 £481
Scotland median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -8.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £16.86 -
Scotland median hourly rate - £16.86 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -66.28% -

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 952 981 790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 33.62% 33.15% 40.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 557 434
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.95% +0.32%
10th Percentile £296 £256 £218
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 15
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £16.86 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.80% -13.54% -1.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.63 £14.35
90th Percentile £32.00 £36.50 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +32.35% +17.20%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 23 (41.07%) WebSphere
2 22 (39.29%) Finance
3 20 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (28.57%) Java
5 14 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (23.21%) Unix
7 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 12 (21.43%) Banking
8 10 (17.86%) SQL
8 10 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (16.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (16.07%) DevOps
9 9 (16.07%) Oracle
9 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
9 9 (16.07%) Linux
9 9 (16.07%) Asset Management
10 8 (14.29%) HP
10 8 (14.29%) ETL
11 7 (12.50%) Solaris
11 7 (12.50%) Dell
11 7 (12.50%) Sun
11 7 (12.50%) Middleware
11 7 (12.50%) DB2
11 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
11 7 (12.50%) Law
11 7 (12.50%) Scrum
11 7 (12.50%) NetBackup
11 7 (12.50%) Docker
11 7 (12.50%) Git (software)

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 23 (41.07%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.14%) Apache
2 4 (7.14%) FileNet
2 4 (7.14%) IIS
3 3 (5.36%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (5.36%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.36%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.79%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.79%) CICS
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (3.57%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.14%) SaaS
4 3 (5.36%) Datadog
4 3 (5.36%) IBM Cloud
4 3 (5.36%) OpenShift
5 2 (3.57%) IaaS
5 2 (3.57%) PaaS
6 1 (1.79%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) BIG-IP
1 3 (5.36%) Firewall
1 3 (5.36%) NetScaler
1 3 (5.36%) SSL
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
2 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.50%) DB2
3 3 (5.36%) Power BI
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.79%) DataStage
5 1 (1.79%) IDMS
5 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.71%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 4 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.14%) Selenium
3 4 (7.14%) Zephyr
4 3 (5.36%) Artifactory
4 3 (5.36%) Bitbucket
4 3 (5.36%) IBM UrbanCode
4 3 (5.36%) JIRA
4 3 (5.36%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (5.36%) SonarQube
4 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.36%) TeamCity
4 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (3.57%) JMeter
6 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.79%) ERwin
6 1 (1.79%) SilkTest
General
1 22 (39.29%) Finance
2 12 (21.43%) Banking
3 7 (12.50%) Law
4 2 (3.57%) Advertising
4 2 (3.57%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.79%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (16.07%) Analyst
2 8 (14.29%) Architect
3 6 (10.71%) Developer
4 5 (8.93%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Test Leader
5 4 (7.14%) Administrator
5 4 (7.14%) Consultant
5 4 (7.14%) Platform Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.36%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Tester
6 3 (5.36%) Unix Administrator
6 3 (5.36%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.57%) Asset Management Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Charles River Developer
7 2 (3.57%) QA Test Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) Middleware
2 5 (8.93%) .NET
3 4 (7.14%) J2EE
3 4 (7.14%) Java EE
4 3 (5.36%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (5.36%) JSON
4 3 (5.36%) LDAP
4 3 (5.36%) Node.js
4 3 (5.36%) React
4 3 (5.36%) REST
4 3 (5.36%) Web Services
4 3 (5.36%) XML
4 3 (5.36%) XML Messaging
5 2 (3.57%) HTML
5 2 (3.57%) SOAP
6 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.79%) jQuery
6 1 (1.79%) Kafka
6 1 (1.79%) Redux
6 1 (1.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.36%) DataPower
1 3 (5.36%) iPad
2 2 (3.57%) Blog
2 2 (3.57%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.79%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.79%) LPAR
3 1 (1.79%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.21%) Unix
2 9 (16.07%) Linux
2 9 (16.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (12.50%) Solaris
4 6 (10.71%) AIX
5 4 (7.14%) Ubuntu
5 4 (7.14%) Windows
6 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.57%) Android
7 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (16.07%) Asset Management
3 9 (16.07%) DevOps
4 8 (14.29%) ETL
5 7 (12.50%) Scrum
6 6 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (8.93%) Kanban
7 5 (8.93%) Software Engineering
8 4 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (7.14%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.14%) Web Development
9 3 (5.36%) Analytics
9 3 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (5.36%) Database Tuning
9 3 (5.36%) E-Commerce
9 3 (5.36%) UML
9 3 (5.36%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) Java
2 10 (17.86%) SQL
3 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.36%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.36%) Groovy
4 3 (5.36%) PHP
4 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.36%) Python
4 3 (5.36%) Ruby
5 2 (3.57%) VBA
6 1 (1.79%) C
6 1 (1.79%) COBOL
6 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) QA
2 3 (5.36%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Docker
2 3 (5.36%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.79%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) NetBackup
2 6 (10.71%) Kubernetes
3 3 (5.36%) Ansible
3 3 (5.36%) Consul
3 3 (5.36%) Mesos
3 3 (5.36%) Nagios
3 3 (5.36%) Puppet
4 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.07%) Oracle
3 8 (14.29%) HP
4 7 (12.50%) Dell
4 7 (12.50%) Sun
5 5 (8.93%) Red Hat
6 4 (7.14%) Ab Initio
6 4 (7.14%) Google
7 3 (5.36%) AppDynamics
7 3 (5.36%) Charles River
7 3 (5.36%) F5
7 3 (5.36%) Micro Focus
7 3 (5.36%) New Relic
7 3 (5.36%) Splunk
8 2 (3.57%) Bloomberg
8 2 (3.57%) CA
8 2 (3.57%) CODA
8 2 (3.57%) Sitecore
8 2 (3.57%) Twitter
9 1 (1.79%) Atlassian