Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 66 60
Rank change year-on-year -44 -6 +23
Contract jobs citing IBM 74 120 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.51% 3.19% 2.89%
As % of the Vendors category 4.27% 6.78% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 56 73
Scotland median daily rate £400 £381 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.92% -11.34% +1.18%
10th Percentile £319 £223 £223
90th Percentile £568 £503 £587
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate £16.86 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.28% - -
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £35.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year -39.29% -6.04% +18.16%

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 1,735 1,771 2,221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 35.36% 47.06% 40.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 998 982 1,149
Scotland median daily rate £387 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.64% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £207 £205 £196
90th Percentile £538 £488 £525
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 59 33
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +12.53%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.50 £10.15
90th Percentile £43.70 £52.17 £42.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +9.09%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -31 41 £445 +18.67% 8
Glasgow -32 27 £363 -7.94% 7
Aberdeen +8 3 £444 -
West Lothian +7 1 - -
Stirling +5 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire -4 1 £375 +36.36% 1
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 24 (32.43%) Banking
2 22 (29.73%) Finance
3 21 (28.38%) WebSphere
4 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (22.97%) Linux
5 17 (22.97%) Microsoft
6 15 (20.27%) Java
7 14 (18.92%) Oracle
7 14 (18.92%) Mainframe
8 13 (17.57%) WebSphere MQ
8 13 (17.57%) JavaScript
8 13 (17.57%) Hibernate
9 12 (16.22%) Spring
9 12 (16.22%) Python
10 11 (14.86%) TIBCO
10 11 (14.86%) UML
11 10 (13.51%) AIX
11 10 (13.51%) HTML
11 10 (13.51%) JMS
11 10 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (13.51%) JPA
11 10 (13.51%) Hadoop
11 10 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
12 9 (12.16%) Test Automation
12 9 (12.16%) Business Transformation
12 9 (12.16%) Scrum
12 9 (12.16%) TDD
12 9 (12.16%) Firewall
12 9 (12.16%) JBoss
12 9 (12.16%) Unix

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 (28.38%) WebSphere
2 9 (12.16%) JBoss
3 8 (10.81%) Tomcat
4 7 (9.46%) Jetty
4 7 (9.46%) WebLogic
5 5 (6.76%) IIS
6 4 (5.41%) IBM Domino
7 3 (4.05%) Apache
7 3 (4.05%) Confluence
7 3 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (4.05%) IBM Notes
7 3 (4.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (4.05%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (2.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (2.70%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (2.70%) Apache Spark
8 2 (2.70%) CICS
8 2 (2.70%) FileNet
9 1 (1.35%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (1.35%) OnBase
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (2.70%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.35%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.70%) IaaS
3 2 (2.70%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (2.70%) Office 365
3 2 (2.70%) PaaS
4 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.35%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.35%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.16%) Firewall
2 7 (9.46%) AMQP
3 5 (6.76%) Internet
4 4 (5.41%) HTTP
4 4 (5.41%) LAN
4 4 (5.41%) SAN
4 4 (5.41%) WAN
5 2 (2.70%) BIG-IP
5 2 (2.70%) DMZ
5 2 (2.70%) FTP
5 2 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.70%) NetScaler
5 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.35%) DNS
6 1 (1.35%) SSL
6 1 (1.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.51%) Hadoop
2 7 (9.46%) Couchbase
2 7 (9.46%) MongoDB
2 7 (9.46%) NoSQL
2 7 (9.46%) Redis
2 7 (9.46%) Riak
2 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.76%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.05%) DB2
4 3 (4.05%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.35%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.35%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.35%) DataStage
5 1 (1.35%) HBase
Development Applications
1 8 (10.81%) Cucumber
1 8 (10.81%) Selenium
2 7 (9.46%) FitNesse
2 7 (9.46%) Vagrant
3 4 (5.41%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (5.41%) Rational Quality Manager
3 4 (5.41%) Rational Team Concert
4 3 (4.05%) ERwin
5 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.70%) JIRA
5 2 (2.70%) JUnit
5 2 (2.70%) Maven
5 2 (2.70%) Protractor
6 1 (1.35%) Appium
6 1 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.35%) Gatling
6 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.35%) jMock
6 1 (1.35%) PROIV
6 1 (1.35%) TestNG
General
1 24 (32.43%) Banking
2 22 (29.73%) Finance
3 5 (6.76%) Law
4 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.05%) Publishing
5 3 (4.05%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.70%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.70%) Legal
6 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (18.92%) Developer
2 12 (16.22%) Analyst
3 10 (13.51%) Architect
4 9 (12.16%) Java Developer
5 7 (9.46%) Business Analyst
5 7 (9.46%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Data Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (4.05%) Administrator
7 3 (4.05%) Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) Java Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Security Specialist
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Business Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Storage Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Storage Engineer
8 2 (2.70%) DBA
8 2 (2.70%) Desktop Support
8 2 (2.70%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.57%) Hibernate
1 13 (17.57%) WebSphere MQ
2 12 (16.22%) Spring
3 10 (13.51%) HTML
3 10 (13.51%) JMS
3 10 (13.51%) JPA
4 8 (10.81%) Kafka
5 7 (9.46%) .NET
5 7 (9.46%) HTML5
5 7 (9.46%) Middleware
5 7 (9.46%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (9.46%) SOAP
5 7 (9.46%) TIBCO EMS
6 6 (8.11%) REST
7 5 (6.76%) IBM Integration Bus
7 5 (6.76%) XML
8 3 (4.05%) LDAP
8 3 (4.05%) RESTful
8 3 (4.05%) XSLT
9 2 (2.70%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.92%) Mainframe
2 5 (6.76%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.76%) Replication
3 4 (5.41%) DataPower
4 3 (4.05%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (4.05%) IBM XIV
4 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.05%) Wiki
5 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.70%) PKI
6 1 (1.35%) Clustering
6 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.35%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.97%) Linux
2 10 (13.51%) AIX
3 9 (12.16%) Unix
3 9 (12.16%) Windows
4 8 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (6.76%) zOS
6 3 (4.05%) Solaris
6 3 (4.05%) SUSE
6 3 (4.05%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.70%) NetWare
7 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.35%) OS/2
8 1 (1.35%) Tru64
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (14.86%) UML
3 10 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (12.16%) Business Transformation
4 9 (12.16%) Scrum
4 9 (12.16%) TDD
4 9 (12.16%) Test Automation
5 8 (10.81%) BDD
5 8 (10.81%) Kanban
5 8 (10.81%) SOA
6 7 (9.46%) BPMN
6 7 (9.46%) Concurrent Programming
6 7 (9.46%) DSDM
6 7 (9.46%) Integration Testing
6 7 (9.46%) Migration
6 7 (9.46%) Multithreading
6 7 (9.46%) RUP
6 7 (9.46%) Software Engineering
6 7 (9.46%) System Testing
7 6 (8.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.27%) Java
2 13 (17.57%) JavaScript
3 12 (16.22%) Python
4 8 (10.81%) Bash Shell
4 8 (10.81%) Ruby
4 8 (10.81%) SQL
5 7 (9.46%) Perl
6 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.05%) JCL
7 3 (4.05%) REXX
7 3 (4.05%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.35%) COBOL
8 1 (1.35%) R
8 1 (1.35%) Scala
8 1 (1.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.41%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 3 (4.05%) BC Cleared
4 2 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.70%) Degree
4 2 (2.70%) HND
5 1 (1.35%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.46%) QA
2 3 (4.05%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.46%) Docker
2 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.70%) Firmware
3 2 (2.70%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (1.35%) HDFS
4 1 (1.35%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (1.35%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (10.81%) Ansible
1 8 (10.81%) Puppet
2 7 (9.46%) Cobbler
2 7 (9.46%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.41%) SCCM
4 2 (2.70%) Control-M
4 2 (2.70%) IBM BigFix
4 2 (2.70%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.35%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.35%) CA Endevor
5 1 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.35%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (1.35%) MaaS360
5 1 (1.35%) MOM
5 1 (1.35%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.35%) Tivoli NetView
5 1 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.35%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 17 (22.97%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.92%) Oracle
3 11 (14.86%) TIBCO
4 6 (8.11%) HP
5 5 (6.76%) Pega
6 4 (5.41%) Ab Initio
6 4 (5.41%) Brocade
6 4 (5.41%) Dell
6 4 (5.41%) Symantec
6 4 (5.41%) VMware
7 3 (4.05%) BMC
7 3 (4.05%) F5
7 3 (4.05%) Lotus
7 3 (4.05%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.05%) Teradata
8 2 (2.70%) FactSet
8 2 (2.70%) Lancope
8 2 (2.70%) M86 Security
8 2 (2.70%) Rackspace
8 2 (2.70%) Talend