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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 58 98
Rank change year-on-year -7 +40  
Contract jobs citing IBM 45 75 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.53% 2.87% 1.02%
As % of the Vendors category 5.84% 6.93% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 45 20
Median daily rate £358 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.62% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £500 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £402
% change year-on-year +0.62% -0.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +78.57% -25.66%  

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 771 1083 1076
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 43.29% 41.45% 36.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 596 576
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £243 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 38
Median hourly rate £23.00 £43.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.51% +168.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.82 £12.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.98 £50.00 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +4 23 £358 +21.70% 3
Edinburgh -1 14 £440 -7.36% 2
West Dunbartonshire +1 2 - -
Stirling - 1 £475 -
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 35 (35.35%) Linux
1 35 (35.35%) Finance
2 28 (28.28%) Unix
3 26 (26.26%) Java
3 26 (26.26%) Banking
4 22 (22.22%) AIX
4 22 (22.22%) Bash Shell
5 21 (21.21%) Oracle
6 20 (20.20%) Solaris
6 20 (20.20%) WebSphere
7 19 (19.19%) VMware
8 18 (18.18%) Shell Script
9 16 (16.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (15.15%) Mainframe
11 14 (14.14%) Python
12 13 (13.13%) SQL
12 13 (13.13%) NetApp
12 13 (13.13%) Microservices
12 13 (13.13%) REST
12 13 (13.13%) Elasticsearch
13 12 (12.12%) Data Centre
13 12 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (12.12%) Spring
13 12 (12.12%) JMS
14 11 (11.11%) Microsoft
14 11 (11.11%) Sun
14 11 (11.11%) Perl
14 11 (11.11%) SOAP
14 11 (11.11%) Firewall

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 20 (20.20%) WebSphere
2 13 (13.13%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (10.10%) Confluence
4 9 (9.09%) JBoss
5 6 (6.06%) MS Exchange
5 6 (6.06%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.03%) Apache Spark
7 3 (3.03%) IBM Domino
7 3 (3.03%) IBM Notes
7 3 (3.03%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.03%) WebSphere Portal
8 2 (2.02%) SAS
8 2 (2.02%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.02%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.02%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.01%) FileNet
9 1 (1.01%) MQSeries
9 1 (1.01%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 7 (7.07%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.01%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (11.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (2.02%) Maximo
3 1 (1.01%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.01%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.01%) HFM
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) SaaS
2 1 (1.01%) Office 365
2 1 (1.01%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.11%) Firewall
2 8 (8.08%) SSL
3 7 (7.07%) FTP
3 7 (7.07%) HTTPS
4 6 (6.06%) Internet
4 6 (6.06%) Network Security
4 6 (6.06%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.04%) DNS
6 3 (3.03%) LDAP
7 2 (2.02%) HTTP
7 2 (2.02%) SAN
8 1 (1.01%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.07%) DB2
2 6 (6.06%) Big Data
3 5 (5.05%) IBM InfoSphere
3 5 (5.05%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.04%) Apache Hive
4 4 (4.04%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.02%) DataStage
5 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.01%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 8 (8.08%) JIRA
3 6 (6.06%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.04%) Bitbucket
5 3 (3.03%) JUnit
5 3 (3.03%) Maven
6 2 (2.02%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.02%) Gradle
6 2 (2.02%) Log4j
6 2 (2.02%) Mockito
6 2 (2.02%) Subversion
7 1 (1.01%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.01%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.01%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 35 (35.35%) Finance
2 26 (26.26%) Banking
3 10 (10.10%) Law
4 4 (4.04%) Retail
5 2 (2.02%) Back Office
6 1 (1.01%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (22.22%) Developer
2 13 (13.13%) Java Developer
3 12 (12.12%) Analyst
4 11 (11.11%) Administrator
5 9 (9.09%) Consultant
6 8 (8.08%) AIX Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) Unix Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Data Analyst
9 5 (5.05%) DBA
9 5 (5.05%) Technical Developer
9 5 (5.05%) Technical Specialist
9 5 (5.05%) Unix Administrator
9 5 (5.05%) Unix Systems Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Data Centre Analyst
10 4 (4.04%) DB2 DBA
10 4 (4.04%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (4.04%) Solaris Administrator
10 4 (4.04%) Unix Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.13%) REST
2 12 (12.12%) JMS
2 12 (12.12%) Spring
3 11 (11.11%) Hibernate
3 11 (11.11%) SOAP
4 7 (7.07%) ISPF
4 7 (7.07%) J2EE
4 7 (7.07%) Web Services
5 6 (6.06%) Kafka
6 5 (5.05%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 5 (5.05%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (4.04%) Middleware
7 4 (4.04%) XML
8 3 (3.03%) CSS
8 3 (3.03%) HTML
8 3 (3.03%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
9 2 (2.02%) Apache Camel
9 2 (2.02%) JAX-RS
9 2 (2.02%) JSP
9 2 (2.02%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (15.15%) Mainframe
3 12 (12.12%) Data Centre
4 8 (8.08%) DataPower
4 8 (8.08%) Wiki
5 5 (5.05%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (3.03%) iSeries
7 2 (2.02%) Credit Risk
7 2 (2.02%) Tandem
8 1 (1.01%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.01%) Fintech
8 1 (1.01%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.01%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (1.01%) IBM XIV
8 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.01%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 35 (35.35%) Linux
2 28 (28.28%) Unix
3 22 (22.22%) AIX
4 20 (20.20%) Solaris
5 16 (16.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
7 8 (8.08%) Windows
8 5 (5.05%) zOS
9 4 (4.04%) Tru64
10 1 (1.01%) OS/2
10 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.01%) Windows Server
10 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.13%) Microservices
2 12 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (10.10%) Service Management
3 10 (10.10%) Unit Testing
4 9 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
5 7 (7.07%) ITIL
5 7 (7.07%) Service Delivery
6 6 (6.06%) Information Security
6 6 (6.06%) Risk Management
7 5 (5.05%) Configuration Management
7 5 (5.05%) DevOps
7 5 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.05%) SDLC
7 5 (5.05%) SOA
7 5 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (5.05%) Time Management
8 4 (4.04%) Analytics
8 4 (4.04%) Anomaly Detection
8 4 (4.04%) High Availability
8 4 (4.04%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.26%) Java
2 22 (22.22%) Bash Shell
3 18 (18.18%) Shell Script
4 14 (14.14%) Python
5 13 (13.13%) SQL
6 11 (11.11%) Perl
7 9 (9.09%) JCL
8 8 (8.08%) Korn
9 4 (4.04%) Ruby
10 2 (2.02%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.02%) REXX
11 1 (1.01%) C++
11 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.01%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (6.06%) SC Cleared
1 6 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.04%) CISSP
2 4 (4.04%) SANS
3 2 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.01%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (9.09%) NFS
2 8 (8.08%) Apache Flume
2 8 (8.08%) PowerHA
2 8 (8.08%) vSphere
3 7 (7.07%) Time Sharing Option
3 7 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.04%) Active Directory
4 4 (4.04%) XenApp
5 3 (3.03%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 2 (2.02%) Docker
7 1 (1.01%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 1 (1.01%) RACF
7 1 (1.01%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.01%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (7.07%) Ansible
2 6 (6.06%) BMC PATROL
2 6 (6.06%) logstash
2 6 (6.06%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (5.05%) Data Guard
3 5 (5.05%) Puppet
4 4 (4.04%) ArcSight ESM
4 4 (4.04%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (4.04%) QRadar
4 4 (4.04%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 3 (3.03%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (3.03%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (3.03%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.02%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.01%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.01%) CA Endevor
7 1 (1.01%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (1.01%) SCOM
7 1 (1.01%) Tivoli NetView
7 1 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (21.21%) Oracle
2 19 (19.19%) VMware
3 13 (13.13%) NetApp
4 11 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 11 (11.11%) Sun
5 10 (10.10%) Red Hat
6 9 (9.09%) CommVault
7 6 (6.06%) EMC
8 5 (5.05%) AppDynamics
8 5 (5.05%) Canon
8 5 (5.05%) Citrix
8 5 (5.05%) HP
8 5 (5.05%) Symantec
9 4 (4.04%) ArcSight
9 4 (4.04%) MapR
9 4 (4.04%) Splunk
10 3 (3.03%) CA
10 3 (3.03%) Lotus
11 2 (2.02%) Intel
11 2 (2.02%) Veritas
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