Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 52 65
Rank change year-on-year -33 +13 -6
Contract jobs citing IBM 107 154 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.12% 3.57% 2.66%
As % of the Vendors category 5.67% 7.79% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 70 71
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -6.98% +7.50%
10th Percentile £319 £225 £325
90th Percentile £550 £502 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Scotland median hourly rate - £42.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.62% -22.00%
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £36.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year -33.33% +14.50% +28.33%

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 1887 1976 2346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.46% 45.80% 37.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1056 1088 1141
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -0.28% +0.29%
10th Percentile £207 £224 £213
90th Percentile £538 £488 £506
UK median daily rate £432 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.74% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 65 75
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £16.50 £14.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.48% +13.71% -7.99%
10th Percentile £11.16 £9.62 £8.35
90th Percentile £46.45 £45.45 £41.95
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Glasgow -9 57 £415 +3.75% 5
Edinburgh -29 39 £500 +25.00% 4
West Dunbartonshire -3 4 £375 -10.71%
Aberdeen -3 3 £444 -
West Lothian +1 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £153 -
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (42.06%) Finance
2 33 (30.84%) Perl
3 31 (28.97%) SQL
4 28 (26.17%) Unix
4 28 (26.17%) Banking
5 24 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (22.43%) Linux
6 23 (21.50%) Microsoft
6 23 (21.50%) Mainframe
7 22 (20.56%) Oracle
7 22 (20.56%) JavaScript
8 21 (19.63%) Shell Script
9 20 (18.69%) Firewall
9 20 (18.69%) Windows
9 20 (18.69%) Python
10 18 (16.82%) SSL
10 18 (16.82%) JCL
10 18 (16.82%) PKI
10 18 (16.82%) ISPF
10 18 (16.82%) WebSphere
10 18 (16.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (16.82%) Time Sharing Option
11 17 (15.89%) Information Security
11 17 (15.89%) Middleware
11 17 (15.89%) Java
12 16 (14.95%) HTML
12 16 (14.95%) DB2
12 16 (14.95%) IIS
12 16 (14.95%) Microsoft Office
12 16 (14.95%) SAS

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 18 (16.82%) WebSphere
2 16 (14.95%) IIS
2 16 (14.95%) SAS
3 15 (14.02%) CICS
3 15 (14.02%) MQSeries
4 12 (11.21%) JBoss
5 10 (9.35%) FileNet
6 8 (7.48%) Tomcat
6 8 (7.48%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (6.54%) Jetty
7 7 (6.54%) WebLogic
8 6 (5.61%) IBM Domino
9 5 (4.67%) Apache
9 5 (4.67%) IBM Notes
10 3 (2.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (2.80%) Confluence
11 2 (1.87%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (1.87%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (1.87%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 16 (14.95%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (13.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (13.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.87%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.67%) IaaS
2 5 (4.67%) PaaS
3 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.87%) Office 365
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.93%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.69%) Firewall
2 18 (16.82%) SSL
3 15 (14.02%) Internet
4 14 (13.08%) Kerberos
4 14 (13.08%) SSH
5 8 (7.48%) LDAP
6 7 (6.54%) AMQP
7 5 (4.67%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.74%) BIG-IP
8 4 (3.74%) FTP
8 4 (3.74%) HTTP
8 4 (3.74%) NetScaler
9 3 (2.80%) HTTPS
10 2 (1.87%) DMZ
10 2 (1.87%) DNS
10 2 (1.87%) Intranet
10 2 (1.87%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.93%) SAN
11 1 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.95%) DB2
2 8 (7.48%) Hadoop
3 7 (6.54%) Couchbase
3 7 (6.54%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (6.54%) MongoDB
3 7 (6.54%) NoSQL
3 7 (6.54%) Redis
3 7 (6.54%) Riak
4 5 (4.67%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (3.74%) DataStage
5 4 (3.74%) IBM InfoSphere
5 4 (3.74%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.74%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.87%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.93%) BODI
7 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.93%) Cognos Query Studio
7 1 (0.93%) IMS/DB
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (6.54%) Cucumber
1 7 (6.54%) FitNesse
1 7 (6.54%) Selenium
1 7 (6.54%) Vagrant
2 6 (5.61%) Talend Open Studio
3 5 (4.67%) Maven
4 4 (3.74%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (2.80%) JIRA
6 2 (1.87%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.93%) Appium
7 1 (0.93%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.93%) ERwin
7 1 (0.93%) Gatling
7 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.93%) JUnit
7 1 (0.93%) Protractor
7 1 (0.93%) TestNG
7 1 (0.93%) XMLSpy
General
1 45 (42.06%) Finance
2 28 (26.17%) Banking
3 11 (10.28%) Publishing
4 9 (8.41%) Law
5 4 (3.74%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.74%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.87%) Legal
7 1 (0.93%) Retail
7 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (14.95%) Developer
2 14 (13.08%) Analyst
3 9 (8.41%) Consultant
3 9 (8.41%) Technical Specialist
4 8 (7.48%) Business Analyst
5 7 (6.54%) Security Specialist
6 6 (5.61%) Architect
6 6 (5.61%) Assembler Programmer
6 6 (5.61%) IT Security Specialist
6 6 (5.61%) Java Developer
6 6 (5.61%) Mainframe Programmer
6 6 (5.61%) Programmer
6 6 (5.61%) RACF Programmer
6 6 (5.61%) SAS Programmer
7 5 (4.67%) Data Architect
7 5 (4.67%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (4.67%) Security Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) Administrator
8 4 (3.74%) FileNet Consultant
8 4 (3.74%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.82%) ISPF
2 17 (15.89%) Middleware
3 16 (14.95%) HTML
4 14 (13.08%) Hibernate
5 12 (11.21%) JPA
6 11 (10.28%) WebSphere MQ
7 10 (9.35%) JMS
7 10 (9.35%) Spring
8 9 (8.41%) XML
8 9 (8.41%) XSLT
9 8 (7.48%) SOAP
10 7 (6.54%) HTML5
10 7 (6.54%) Kafka
10 7 (6.54%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (6.54%) TIBCO EMS
11 5 (4.67%) Ajax
11 5 (4.67%) EJB 3.0
11 5 (4.67%) Java EE
11 5 (4.67%) REST
11 5 (4.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.50%) Mainframe
2 18 (16.82%) PKI
3 11 (10.28%) DataPower
4 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.67%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.80%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.87%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.87%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.87%) Wiki
8 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.93%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (26.17%) Unix
2 24 (22.43%) Linux
3 20 (18.69%) Windows
4 18 (16.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (14.02%) zOS
6 10 (9.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (8.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (6.54%) Windows Server
9 5 (4.67%) AIX
10 2 (1.87%) Solaris
10 2 (1.87%) Tru64
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (15.89%) Information Security
3 15 (14.02%) Time Management
4 14 (13.08%) People Management
4 14 (13.08%) Project Planning
4 14 (13.08%) Security Management
5 12 (11.21%) Business Continuity
6 11 (10.28%) BCP
6 11 (10.28%) Business Continuity Planning
6 11 (10.28%) Task Automation
7 10 (9.35%) Data Loss Prevention
7 10 (9.35%) Project Management
7 10 (9.35%) Security Operations
7 10 (9.35%) Web Development
8 8 (7.48%) Business Transformation
8 8 (7.48%) Kanban
8 8 (7.48%) Scrum
8 8 (7.48%) Test Automation
8 8 (7.48%) UML
9 7 (6.54%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (30.84%) Perl
2 31 (28.97%) SQL
3 22 (20.56%) JavaScript
4 21 (19.63%) Shell Script
5 20 (18.69%) Python
6 18 (16.82%) JCL
7 17 (15.89%) Java
8 14 (13.08%) Assembly Language
8 14 (13.08%) CLIST
8 14 (13.08%) REXX
9 12 (11.21%) PowerShell
10 9 (8.41%) Bash Shell
11 8 (7.48%) Ruby
12 1 (0.93%) Korn
12 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (6.54%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.74%) Degree
2 4 (3.74%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.74%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 3 (2.80%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.93%) CISSP
5 1 (0.93%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.93%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.54%) QA
2 4 (3.74%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.93%) Dublin Core
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (16.82%) Time Sharing Option
2 14 (13.08%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 14 (13.08%) RACF
3 7 (6.54%) Docker
4 4 (3.74%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.87%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.93%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (13.08%) zSecure
2 10 (9.35%) SCCM
3 9 (8.41%) Ansible
3 9 (8.41%) IBM BigFix
3 9 (8.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (7.48%) Puppet
5 7 (6.54%) Cobbler
5 7 (6.54%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.87%) EnCase
6 2 (1.87%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.87%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.93%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.93%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (0.93%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.93%) QRadar
7 1 (0.93%) Simpana
7 1 (0.93%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 23 (21.50%) Microsoft
2 22 (20.56%) Oracle
3 15 (14.02%) CA
4 14 (13.08%) Dell
4 14 (13.08%) Sybase
4 14 (13.08%) Symantec
5 12 (11.21%) HP
5 12 (11.21%) TIBCO
6 7 (6.54%) Red Hat
7 6 (5.61%) Citrix
7 6 (5.61%) Netezza
7 6 (5.61%) Pega
7 6 (5.61%) Talend
8 5 (4.67%) F5
8 5 (4.67%) Lotus
8 5 (4.67%) MicroStrategy
9 4 (3.74%) Cognos
9 4 (3.74%) Imperva
9 4 (3.74%) VMware
10 3 (2.80%) EMC