Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 81 53
Rank change year-on-year -27 -28 +18
Contract jobs citing IBM 101 113 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.90% 2.35% 3.62%
As % of the Vendors category 4.98% 6.23% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 46 74
Scotland median daily rate £435 £431 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.87% +7.81% -5.88%
10th Percentile £344 £319 £252
90th Percentile £598 £550 £493
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Scotland median hourly rate - - £36.00
UK median hourly rate £36.50 £25.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +46.00% -30.56% +14.50%

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 2,029 1,814 2,220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.11% 37.73% 46.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,059 993 1,201
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £213 £213 £225
90th Percentile £538 £530 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 68 79
Scotland median hourly rate £16.75 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.00% +19.05% +50.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.30 £43.15
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £17.10
% change year-on-year -0.43% +2.34% -2.29%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +19 66 £450 -10.00% 11
Glasgow -41 33 £375 -11.03% 6
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 49 (48.51%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (45.54%) Java
3 36 (35.64%) WebSphere
4 27 (26.73%) Banking
4 27 (26.73%) Finance
5 25 (24.75%) SQL
6 24 (23.76%) Scrum
6 24 (23.76%) Test Automation
7 22 (21.78%) Spring
7 22 (21.78%) Python
7 22 (21.78%) Docker
8 21 (20.79%) Amazon AWS
8 21 (20.79%) TDD
9 20 (19.80%) Ruby
9 20 (19.80%) JavaScript
9 20 (19.80%) Bash Shell
10 19 (18.81%) BDD
10 19 (18.81%) DevOps
10 19 (18.81%) Git (software)
11 17 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (16.83%) Software Engineering
11 17 (16.83%) Oracle
11 17 (16.83%) JMS
11 17 (16.83%) Cucumber
12 16 (15.84%) Ansible
12 16 (15.84%) DB2
12 16 (15.84%) Selenium
13 15 (14.85%) SQL Server
13 15 (14.85%) Unix
13 15 (14.85%) Jenkins

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 36 (35.64%) WebSphere
2 12 (11.88%) Tomcat
3 10 (9.90%) Cloud Foundry
4 9 (8.91%) JBoss
4 9 (8.91%) Jetty
4 9 (8.91%) WebLogic
5 5 (4.95%) CICS
5 5 (4.95%) WebSphere Portal
6 4 (3.96%) Apache
6 4 (3.96%) Confluence
6 4 (3.96%) IIS
6 4 (3.96%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (2.97%) MQSeries
7 3 (2.97%) Mule
7 3 (2.97%) Mule ESB
7 3 (2.97%) SAS
8 2 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.98%) FileNet
8 2 (1.98%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.97%) Chatbot
2 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.96%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 3 (2.97%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (1.98%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.99%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.99%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 21 (20.79%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (12.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (8.91%) SaaS
4 8 (7.92%) IBM Cloud
5 7 (6.93%) GitHub
6 6 (5.94%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (5.94%) Heroku
6 6 (5.94%) npm
7 5 (4.95%) OpenShift
8 4 (3.96%) PaaS
9 3 (2.97%) Datadog
10 2 (1.98%) Boomi
10 2 (1.98%) IaaS
11 1 (0.99%) Amazon SageMaker
11 1 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.99%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.99%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.86%) AMQP
2 8 (7.92%) SSL
3 3 (2.97%) Firewall
3 3 (2.97%) HTTPS
3 3 (2.97%) Kerberos
3 3 (2.97%) SSH
4 2 (1.98%) BIG-IP
4 2 (1.98%) Internet
4 2 (1.98%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.99%) HTTP
5 1 (0.99%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.84%) DB2
2 15 (14.85%) SQL Server
3 10 (9.90%) Hadoop
3 10 (9.90%) NoSQL
4 9 (8.91%) Couchbase
4 9 (8.91%) MongoDB
4 9 (8.91%) Redis
4 9 (8.91%) Riak
5 8 (7.92%) Relational Database
6 6 (5.94%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.98%) Power BI
9 1 (0.99%) Big Data
9 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.99%) IDMS
9 1 (0.99%) MS Access
9 1 (0.99%) OLAP
9 1 (0.99%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 19 (18.81%) Git (software)
2 17 (16.83%) Cucumber
3 16 (15.84%) Selenium
4 15 (14.85%) Jenkins
5 14 (13.86%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (10.89%) SonarQube
7 10 (9.90%) FitNesse
7 10 (9.90%) JIRA
8 9 (8.91%) Bitbucket
8 9 (8.91%) Maven
8 9 (8.91%) Vagrant
9 7 (6.93%) Ant
10 6 (5.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (5.94%) Gerrit
10 6 (5.94%) GitLab
11 5 (4.95%) Artifactory
11 5 (4.95%) Subversion
11 5 (4.95%) TeamCity
12 4 (3.96%) SilkTest
12 4 (3.96%) Zephyr
General
1 27 (26.73%) Banking
1 27 (26.73%) Finance
2 5 (4.95%) Advertising
3 2 (1.98%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.99%) International Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Law
4 1 (0.99%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (26.73%) Developer
2 16 (15.84%) Java Developer
3 14 (13.86%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (9.90%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) Architect
5 8 (7.92%) Consultant
6 7 (6.93%) Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Senior DevOps
7 6 (5.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.95%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Test Leader
9 4 (3.96%) DB2 DBA
9 4 (3.96%) DBA
9 4 (3.96%) Performance Tester
9 4 (3.96%) Platform Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Tester
10 3 (2.97%) Cloud Engineer
10 3 (2.97%) Java Engineer
10 3 (2.97%) Java Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (21.78%) Spring
2 17 (16.83%) JMS
3 15 (14.85%) REST
4 14 (13.86%) Hibernate
4 14 (13.86%) RabbitMQ
5 13 (12.87%) J2EE
5 13 (12.87%) Node.js
6 11 (10.89%) HTML
7 10 (9.90%) JPA
7 10 (9.90%) Kafka
7 10 (9.90%) SOAP
8 9 (8.91%) HTML5
8 9 (8.91%) TIBCO EMS
8 9 (8.91%) Web Services
8 9 (8.91%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (7.92%) Java EE
9 8 (7.92%) Middleware
10 7 (6.93%) Apache Camel
10 7 (6.93%) IBM Integration Bus
11 5 (4.95%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.87%) DataPower
2 10 (9.90%) iPad
2 10 (9.90%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.96%) Replication
4 3 (2.97%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.97%) PKI
5 2 (1.98%) Blog
5 2 (1.98%) Wiki
6 1 (0.99%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.99%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.99%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.99%) LPAR
6 1 (0.99%) User Experience
6 1 (0.99%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.85%) Unix
2 9 (8.91%) Linux
3 8 (7.92%) zOS
4 6 (5.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.95%) Windows
6 4 (3.96%) Android
6 4 (3.96%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.96%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.97%) AIX
7 3 (2.97%) Solaris
7 3 (2.97%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.99%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (48.51%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (23.76%) Scrum
2 24 (23.76%) Test Automation
3 21 (20.79%) TDD
4 19 (18.81%) BDD
4 19 (18.81%) DevOps
5 17 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (16.83%) Software Engineering
6 13 (12.87%) Kanban
6 13 (12.87%) UML
7 11 (10.89%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (9.90%) E-Commerce
8 10 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (8.91%) Concurrent Programming
9 9 (8.91%) DSDM
9 9 (8.91%) Integration Testing
9 9 (8.91%) Microservices
9 9 (8.91%) Multithreading
9 9 (8.91%) RUP
9 9 (8.91%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (45.54%) Java
2 25 (24.75%) SQL
3 22 (21.78%) Python
4 20 (19.80%) Bash Shell
4 20 (19.80%) JavaScript
4 20 (19.80%) Ruby
5 10 (9.90%) Groovy
6 7 (6.93%) REXX
6 7 (6.93%) Shell Script
7 6 (5.94%) PHP
8 4 (3.96%) Perl
9 3 (2.97%) Assembly Language
9 3 (2.97%) CLIST
9 3 (2.97%) JCL
9 3 (2.97%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.97%) VBA
10 2 (1.98%) COBOL
11 1 (0.99%) Jython
11 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (3.96%) Degree
2 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.97%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.88%) QA
2 3 (2.97%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (21.78%) Docker
2 7 (6.93%) RACF
3 4 (3.96%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (2.97%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.97%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 2 (1.98%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.99%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.99%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 16 (15.84%) Ansible
2 15 (14.85%) Puppet
3 14 (13.86%) Kubernetes
4 10 (9.90%) Consul
4 10 (9.90%) Mesos
4 10 (9.90%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (8.91%) Cobbler
6 4 (3.96%) Nagios
6 4 (3.96%) OMEGAMON
7 3 (2.97%) Tivoli
7 3 (2.97%) zSecure
8 2 (1.98%) Salt
8 2 (1.98%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 1 (0.99%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.99%) QRadar
9 1 (0.99%) Terraform
9 1 (0.99%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (16.83%) Oracle
2 13 (12.87%) CA
3 12 (11.88%) Microsoft
4 9 (8.91%) TIBCO
5 8 (7.92%) Informatica
6 4 (3.96%) Ab Initio
6 4 (3.96%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.96%) BMC
6 4 (3.96%) Google
7 3 (2.97%) AppDynamics
7 3 (2.97%) Dell
7 3 (2.97%) Micro Focus
7 3 (2.97%) New Relic
7 3 (2.97%) Splunk
7 3 (2.97%) Sybase
8 2 (1.98%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.98%) Charles River
8 2 (1.98%) F5
8 2 (1.98%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.98%) Twitter