Period
to 27 May 2018

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 6 months to 27 May 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 75 59
Rank change year-on-year -34 -16 +59
Contract jobs citing IBM 91 89 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.75% 2.44% 3.26%
As % of the Vendors category 4.65% 5.73% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 37 80
Scotland median daily rate £425 £358 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.88% -14.88% +2.56%
10th Percentile £344 £255 £285
90th Percentile £583 £466 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £415
% change year-on-year +2.27% +6.02% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Scotland median hourly rate £16.86 £30.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.80% -16.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £15.86 £30.00 £35.50
90th Percentile £21.29 £30.00 £39.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -42.86% -2.78% +2.86%

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 Scotland.

All Vendors
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,958 1,554 2,434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.71% 42.52% 44.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,166 817 1,281
Scotland median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £213 £203 £223
90th Percentile £525 £511 £514
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 54 62
Scotland median hourly rate £15.81 £25.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.78% -33.33% +114.29%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.65 £13.53
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.17 £47.35
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 27 May 2018.

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 6 months to 27 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh 0 59 £450 +38.46% 17
Glasgow -43 28 £375 +0.33% 6
West Dunbartonshire 0 1 £390 -8.24%
Stirling -5 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 £320 -
Dundee - 1 £450 -
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 Scotland region with a requirement for IBM.

1 30 (32.97%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (31.87%) WebSphere
3 26 (28.57%) Banking
4 25 (27.47%) Finance
5 20 (21.98%) TDD
5 20 (21.98%) DevOps
6 18 (19.78%) Amazon AWS
6 18 (19.78%) Scrum
7 17 (18.68%) Linux
7 17 (18.68%) Node.js
8 16 (17.58%) Git (software)
8 16 (17.58%) BDD
8 16 (17.58%) AIX
8 16 (17.58%) Python
9 15 (16.48%) Java
9 15 (16.48%) Bash Shell
9 15 (16.48%) Docker
9 15 (16.48%) IBM Cloud
10 14 (15.38%) Maven
10 14 (15.38%) Ruby
11 13 (14.29%) Mainframe
11 13 (14.29%) DB2
11 13 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 13 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
11 13 (14.29%) GitLab
11 13 (14.29%) Kubernetes
12 12 (13.19%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (13.19%) SonarQube
12 12 (13.19%) Mesos
12 12 (13.19%) Cloud Foundry

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 29 (31.87%) WebSphere
2 12 (13.19%) Cloud Foundry
3 9 (9.89%) IBM Domino
3 9 (9.89%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (5.49%) Confluence
4 5 (5.49%) IBM Connections
4 5 (5.49%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.30%) Apache Spark
5 3 (3.30%) CICS
5 3 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.30%) FileNet
5 3 (3.30%) MQSeries
5 3 (3.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (3.30%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (2.20%) Apache
6 2 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.20%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (2.20%) JBoss
6 2 (2.20%) Jetty
6 2 (2.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.10%) Chatbot
3 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.49%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (3.30%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.10%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.10%) Maximo
3 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.78%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (16.48%) IBM Cloud
3 12 (13.19%) Bluemix
3 12 (13.19%) GitHub
3 12 (13.19%) Google Cloud Platform
3 12 (13.19%) Heroku
3 12 (13.19%) npm
4 10 (10.99%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.20%) Boomi
5 2 (2.20%) IBM Blueworks
5 2 (2.20%) Office 365
5 2 (2.20%) OpenShift
5 2 (2.20%) PaaS
6 1 (1.10%) Amazon SageMaker
6 1 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.10%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (1.10%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.59%) WAN
2 4 (4.40%) Internet
2 4 (4.40%) LAN
2 4 (4.40%) SAN
3 3 (3.30%) Firewall
3 3 (3.30%) HTTP
3 3 (3.30%) SSL
4 2 (2.20%) AMQP
4 2 (2.20%) Kerberos
4 2 (2.20%) MPLS
4 2 (2.20%) SSH
5 1 (1.10%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.10%) DKIM
5 1 (1.10%) DMARC
5 1 (1.10%) DNS
5 1 (1.10%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.10%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.29%) DB2
2 9 (9.89%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.59%) Hadoop
4 5 (5.49%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.30%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.30%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.20%) Couchbase
6 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.20%) Redis
6 2 (2.20%) Riak
7 1 (1.10%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.10%) Big Data
7 1 (1.10%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.10%) DataStage
7 1 (1.10%) HBase
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (17.58%) Git (software)
2 14 (15.38%) Maven
3 13 (14.29%) GitLab
3 13 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
4 12 (13.19%) Ant
4 12 (13.19%) Gerrit
4 12 (13.19%) SonarQube
5 9 (9.89%) Jenkins
6 6 (6.59%) JIRA
7 5 (5.49%) Bitbucket
8 4 (4.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (4.40%) Cucumber
8 4 (4.40%) Selenium
8 4 (4.40%) Subversion
9 3 (3.30%) ERwin
9 3 (3.30%) JUnit
9 3 (3.30%) Mockito
10 2 (2.20%) Artifactory
10 2 (2.20%) Gradle
10 2 (2.20%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (28.57%) Banking
2 25 (27.47%) Finance
3 3 (3.30%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.30%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.30%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.20%) Advertising
4 2 (2.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (16.48%) Developer
1 15 (16.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (13.19%) Architect
2 12 (13.19%) Kubernetes Engineer
2 12 (13.19%) Senior DevOps
2 12 (13.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 9 (9.89%) Java Developer
4 7 (7.69%) Administrator
5 6 (6.59%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.49%) Analyst
6 5 (5.49%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (5.49%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (4.40%) DB2 DBA
7 4 (4.40%) DBA
7 4 (4.40%) Domino Administrator
7 4 (4.40%) Lotus Notes Administrator
8 3 (3.30%) Data Architect
8 3 (3.30%) Data Modeller
8 3 (3.30%) Senior Storage Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.68%) Node.js
2 9 (9.89%) REST
2 9 (9.89%) SOAP
2 9 (9.89%) Spring
3 8 (8.79%) Hibernate
3 8 (8.79%) Middleware
3 8 (8.79%) Web Services
4 7 (7.69%) IBM Integration Bus
4 7 (7.69%) J2EE
5 6 (6.59%) .NET
5 6 (6.59%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (5.49%) HTML
6 5 (5.49%) JMS
6 5 (5.49%) XML
7 4 (4.40%) Apache Camel
7 4 (4.40%) Kafka
8 3 (3.30%) HTML5
8 3 (3.30%) JPA
8 3 (3.30%) RESTful
9 2 (2.20%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 12 (13.19%) iPad
3 6 (6.59%) Replication
4 5 (5.49%) DataPower
5 4 (4.40%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.30%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (3.30%) IBM XIV
6 3 (3.30%) PKI
6 3 (3.30%) Wiki
7 2 (2.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.10%) Clustering
8 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.10%) Taxonomies
8 1 (1.10%) User Experience
8 1 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.68%) Linux
2 16 (17.58%) AIX
3 11 (12.09%) Windows
4 10 (10.99%) Unix
5 9 (9.89%) zOS
6 4 (4.40%) Solaris
7 3 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.30%) SUSE
7 3 (3.30%) Windows Server
8 2 (2.20%) NetWare
8 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.10%) Android
9 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.10%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.10%) OS/2
9 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.97%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (21.98%) DevOps
2 20 (21.98%) TDD
3 18 (19.78%) Scrum
4 16 (17.58%) BDD
5 12 (13.19%) E-Commerce
6 10 (10.99%) SOA
7 7 (7.69%) Microservices
7 7 (7.69%) Test Automation
8 6 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (6.59%) ITIL
8 6 (6.59%) Migration
8 6 (6.59%) Service Design
8 6 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (5.49%) Asset Management
9 5 (5.49%) Information Security
9 5 (5.49%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (5.49%) Service Delivery
9 5 (5.49%) UML
10 4 (4.40%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.58%) Python
2 15 (16.48%) Bash Shell
2 15 (16.48%) Java
3 14 (15.38%) Ruby
4 12 (13.19%) Groovy
4 12 (13.19%) SQL
5 7 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.69%) REXX
6 4 (4.40%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.30%) JCL
8 2 (2.20%) Assembly Language
8 2 (2.20%) CLIST
8 2 (2.20%) Perl
8 2 (2.20%) PHP
8 2 (2.20%) R
9 1 (1.10%) COBOL
9 1 (1.10%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (5.49%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (4.40%) Degree
2 4 (4.40%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.20%) HND
3 2 (2.20%) PMP
4 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.10%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (1.10%) IBM Certification
4 1 (1.10%) MCSA
4 1 (1.10%) MCSE
4 1 (1.10%) MCTS
4 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.19%) GCP
2 4 (4.40%) QA
3 3 (3.30%) SLA
4 1 (1.10%) PMBOK
4 1 (1.10%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (16.48%) Docker
2 5 (5.49%) RACF
3 3 (3.30%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.30%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 3 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.20%) Firmware
4 2 (2.20%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (1.10%) HDFS
5 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 12 (13.19%) Consul
2 12 (13.19%) Mesos
3 5 (5.49%) Ansible
3 5 (5.49%) Puppet
4 4 (4.40%) OMEGAMON
5 3 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.30%) SCCM
6 2 (2.20%) Cobbler
6 2 (2.20%) Control-M
6 2 (2.20%) Salt
6 2 (2.20%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.20%) zSecure
7 1 (1.10%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.10%) MOM
7 1 (1.10%) Netcool
7 1 (1.10%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (1.10%) Tivoli NetView
7 1 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.10%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 13 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.09%) Oracle
3 8 (8.79%) CA
4 5 (5.49%) Ab Initio
4 5 (5.49%) BMC
5 3 (3.30%) Bloomberg
5 3 (3.30%) Brocade
5 3 (3.30%) CODA
5 3 (3.30%) Dell
5 3 (3.30%) FactSet
5 3 (3.30%) Lotus
5 3 (3.30%) MuleSoft
5 3 (3.30%) Sitecore
5 3 (3.30%) Teradata
5 3 (3.30%) VMware
6 2 (2.20%) Charles River
6 2 (2.20%) Hyperion
6 2 (2.20%) Remedy
6 2 (2.20%) Symantec
6 2 (2.20%) TIBCO