The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 48 78
Rank change year-on-year -4 +30  
Contract jobs citing IBM 63 121 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.87% 4.12% 1.93%
As % of the Vendors category 7.54% 8.54% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 41 20
Median daily rate £422 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.41% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £320 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £407
% change year-on-year - -1.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £28.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.94% -24.00%  

IBM is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 836 1417 1057
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 38.10% 48.21% 35.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 705 497
Median daily rate £398 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.57% +1.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 59 37
Median hourly rate £32.00 £38.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.88% +140.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £19.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing IBM as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in Scotland

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM in Scotland

IBM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in Scotland over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM in Scotland

IBM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM in Scotland

IBM
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +2 33 £425 +6.25% 6
Edinburgh +3 25 £450 -2.70% 4
West Dunbartonshire 0 4 £375 -11.24%
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for IBM.

1 45 (42.45%) Finance
2 33 (31.13%) Unix
3 28 (26.42%) Mainframe
4 25 (23.58%) Shell Script
4 25 (23.58%) Java
5 24 (22.64%) Linux
6 23 (21.70%) AIX
7 22 (20.75%) Banking
8 21 (19.81%) WebSphere
9 20 (18.87%) JCL
10 18 (16.98%) SSL
10 18 (16.98%) ISPF
10 18 (16.98%) Time Management
10 18 (16.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (16.98%) Time Sharing Option
11 17 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (15.09%) Law
13 15 (14.15%) VMware
13 15 (14.15%) Information Security
13 15 (14.15%) Service Management
14 14 (13.21%) J2EE
14 14 (13.21%) DB2
14 14 (13.21%) Data Centre
15 13 (12.26%) SQL
15 13 (12.26%) Python
15 13 (12.26%) Red Hat
16 12 (11.32%) Middleware
16 12 (11.32%) EMC
16 12 (11.32%) Elasticsearch
17 11 (10.38%) Microservices

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 21 (19.81%) WebSphere
2 12 (11.32%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (10.38%) SAS
4 10 (9.43%) Confluence
4 10 (9.43%) MQSeries
5 9 (8.49%) FileNet
5 9 (8.49%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (6.60%) CICS
7 5 (4.72%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (4.72%) JBoss
7 5 (4.72%) WebSphere Portal
8 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (3.77%) MS Exchange
9 3 (2.83%) IBM Domino
9 3 (2.83%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.94%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (8.49%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.89%) Maximo
2 2 (1.89%) Pega PRPC
3 1 (0.94%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) SaaS
2 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.98%) SSL
2 11 (10.38%) FTP
3 10 (9.43%) HTTPS
4 7 (6.60%) Kerberos
4 7 (6.60%) SSH
5 6 (5.66%) Internet
5 6 (5.66%) LDAP
6 5 (4.72%) HTTP
6 5 (4.72%) SAN
7 1 (0.94%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.94%) DNS
7 1 (0.94%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.21%) DB2
2 5 (4.72%) Big Data
3 3 (2.83%) DataStage
3 3 (2.83%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.89%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.94%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.94%) IBM BigInsights
5 1 (0.94%) IMS/DB
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.94%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.94%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.83%) JIRA
3 2 (1.89%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.94%) ERwin
4 1 (0.94%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.94%) jMock
4 1 (0.94%) JUnit
4 1 (0.94%) Mockito
General
1 45 (42.45%) Finance
2 22 (20.75%) Banking
3 16 (15.09%) Law
4 2 (1.89%) Legal
5 1 (0.94%) Publishing
5 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (24.53%) Developer
2 13 (12.26%) Technical Specialist
3 12 (11.32%) Consultant
3 12 (11.32%) Java Developer
4 10 (9.43%) Analyst
4 10 (9.43%) Technical Developer
5 7 (6.60%) Unix Specialist
6 6 (5.66%) Data Analyst
6 6 (5.66%) WebSphere Specialist
7 5 (4.72%) DBA
7 5 (4.72%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Architect
8 4 (3.77%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Data Centre Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) DB2 DBA
8 4 (3.77%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
9 3 (2.83%) FileNet Consultant
9 3 (2.83%) Security Engineer
9 3 (2.83%) Tivoli Specialist
9 3 (2.83%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.98%) ISPF
2 14 (13.21%) J2EE
3 12 (11.32%) Middleware
4 10 (9.43%) Hibernate
4 10 (9.43%) REST
4 10 (9.43%) Spring
5 9 (8.49%) JMS
5 9 (8.49%) SOAP
6 5 (4.72%) HTML
7 4 (3.77%) CSS
7 4 (3.77%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (2.83%) Kafka
8 3 (2.83%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
9 2 (1.89%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 2 (1.89%) Web Services
10 1 (0.94%) .NET
10 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.94%) CSS3
10 1 (0.94%) HTML5
10 1 (0.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (26.42%) Mainframe
2 17 (16.04%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (13.21%) Data Centre
4 9 (8.49%) DataPower
5 8 (7.55%) Wiki
6 7 (6.60%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (6.60%) PKI
7 2 (1.89%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.89%) Replication
8 1 (0.94%) Fintech
8 1 (0.94%) IBM XIV
8 1 (0.94%) iSeries
8 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.94%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 33 (31.13%) Unix
2 24 (22.64%) Linux
3 23 (21.70%) AIX
4 18 (16.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (10.38%) zOS
6 10 (9.43%) Solaris
7 9 (8.49%) Tru64
8 6 (5.66%) Windows
9 1 (0.94%) OS/2
9 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.98%) Time Management
2 15 (14.15%) Information Security
2 15 (14.15%) Service Management
3 11 (10.38%) Microservices
3 11 (10.38%) Service Delivery
4 10 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (9.43%) Programme Delivery
5 9 (8.49%) Translating Business Requirements
5 9 (8.49%) Unit Testing
6 7 (6.60%) Project Planning
6 7 (6.60%) Security Management
7 6 (5.66%) People Management
7 6 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.72%) Content Management
8 5 (4.72%) ITIL
9 4 (3.77%) Asset Management
9 4 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.77%) Problem Management
9 4 (3.77%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.58%) Java
1 25 (23.58%) Shell Script
2 20 (18.87%) JCL
3 13 (12.26%) Python
3 13 (12.26%) SQL
4 9 (8.49%) Perl
5 8 (7.55%) Assembly Language
5 8 (7.55%) Ruby
6 7 (6.60%) CLIST
6 7 (6.60%) REXX
7 4 (3.77%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.83%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.89%) Korn
10 1 (0.94%) C#
10 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.94%) RPG
10 1 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (1.89%) CISSP
1 2 (1.89%) SANS
2 1 (0.94%) IBM Certification
2 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) QA
1 2 (1.89%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.94%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (16.98%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (7.55%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 7 (6.60%) RACF
4 5 (4.72%) Apache Flume
4 5 (4.72%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 4 (3.77%) Active Directory
5 4 (3.77%) vSphere
5 4 (3.77%) XenApp
6 2 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.89%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.94%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 8 (7.55%) EMC NetWorker
2 7 (6.60%) zSecure
3 6 (5.66%) Tivoli
3 6 (5.66%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 4 (3.77%) Ansible
5 3 (2.83%) logstash
5 3 (2.83%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (2.83%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.89%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (1.89%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.89%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.89%) Puppet
6 2 (1.89%) QRadar
7 1 (0.94%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.94%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.94%) SCOM
7 1 (0.94%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 15 (14.15%) VMware
2 13 (12.26%) Red Hat
3 12 (11.32%) EMC
4 11 (10.38%) CA
5 10 (9.43%) Microsoft
6 8 (7.55%) Oracle
6 8 (7.55%) Sybase
7 6 (5.66%) Citrix
8 4 (3.77%) HP
8 4 (3.77%) NetApp
8 4 (3.77%) Symantec
9 3 (2.83%) Lotus
10 2 (1.89%) ArcSight
10 2 (1.89%) Dell
10 2 (1.89%) F5
10 2 (1.89%) Intel
10 2 (1.89%) Pega
10 2 (1.89%) Splunk
10 2 (1.89%) Sun
10 2 (1.89%) TIBCO
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