Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 64 60
Rank change year-on-year -43 -4 +42
Contract jobs citing IBM 110 119 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.99% 2.76% 3.46%
As % of the Vendors category 5.01% 6.88% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 49 74
Scotland median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -2.32%
10th Percentile £344 £313 £300
90th Percentile £550 £550 £532
UK median daily rate £450 £447 £425
% change year-on-year +0.67% +5.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Scotland median hourly rate - £30.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.67% -7.69%
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £26.88 £36.00
% change year-on-year -23.72% -25.35% +21.01%

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 2,196 1,730 2,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 39.73% 40.07% 45.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,232 937 1,256
Scotland median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £231
90th Percentile £530 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £429 £413
% change year-on-year +4.90% +4.00% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 57 86
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -23.61% +125.00%
10th Percentile £10.54 £11.32 £11.15
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.79 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -6 65 £450 - 7
Glasgow -42 41 £400 - 6
Inverclyde +2 1 £320 -
West Dunbartonshire -4 1 £390 +4.00%
Dundee - 1 £450 -
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 51 (46.36%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (31.82%) WebSphere
2 35 (31.82%) Java
3 32 (29.09%) Scrum
4 30 (27.27%) Python
5 29 (26.36%) TDD
6 28 (25.45%) Banking
6 28 (25.45%) Bash Shell
6 28 (25.45%) Docker
7 27 (24.55%) Amazon AWS
7 27 (24.55%) Finance
7 27 (24.55%) Ruby
8 26 (23.64%) BDD
8 26 (23.64%) DevOps
9 23 (20.91%) Git (software)
10 22 (20.00%) Node.js
11 21 (19.09%) JavaScript
12 20 (18.18%) Test Automation
12 20 (18.18%) Spring
12 20 (18.18%) Kubernetes
12 20 (18.18%) Sonatype Nexus
13 19 (17.27%) IBM Cloud
13 19 (17.27%) Jenkins
14 18 (16.36%) SonarQube
15 17 (15.45%) Mesos
15 17 (15.45%) Cloud Foundry
15 17 (15.45%) iPad
15 17 (15.45%) Consul
15 17 (15.45%) Groovy
15 17 (15.45%) E-Commerce

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 35 (31.82%) WebSphere
2 17 (15.45%) Cloud Foundry
3 10 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 10 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (8.18%) JBoss
4 9 (8.18%) Jetty
4 9 (8.18%) WebLogic
5 8 (7.27%) IBM Domino
6 6 (5.45%) Confluence
7 5 (4.55%) IBM Connections
8 4 (3.64%) CICS
8 4 (3.64%) IBM Notes
8 4 (3.64%) MQSeries
8 4 (3.64%) WebSphere Portal
9 3 (2.73%) Mule
9 3 (2.73%) Mule ESB
9 3 (2.73%) SAS
10 2 (1.82%) Apache Spark
10 2 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.82%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (3.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.73%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.55%) thinkFolio
2 4 (3.64%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.91%) Maximo
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 27 (24.55%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (17.27%) IBM Cloud
3 14 (12.73%) GitHub
4 13 (11.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (11.82%) Heroku
4 13 (11.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (11.82%) npm
5 4 (3.64%) SaaS
6 3 (2.73%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.82%) Boomi
7 2 (1.82%) PaaS
8 1 (0.91%) Amazon SageMaker
8 1 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.91%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.91%) Datadog
8 1 (0.91%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.91%) Office 365
8 1 (0.91%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.91%) AMQP
2 6 (5.45%) SSL
3 4 (3.64%) Firewall
3 4 (3.64%) Internet
4 3 (2.73%) HTTPS
4 3 (2.73%) Kerberos
4 3 (2.73%) SSH
5 2 (1.82%) HTTP
5 2 (1.82%) MPLS
5 2 (1.82%) WAN
6 1 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.91%) DKIM
6 1 (0.91%) DMARC
6 1 (0.91%) DNS
6 1 (0.91%) SAN
6 1 (0.91%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.73%) DB2
2 11 (10.00%) NoSQL
2 11 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 10 (9.09%) Hadoop
4 9 (8.18%) Couchbase
4 9 (8.18%) MongoDB
4 9 (8.18%) Redis
4 9 (8.18%) Riak
5 6 (5.45%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.64%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.91%) Big Data
7 1 (0.91%) MS Access
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (20.91%) Git (software)
2 20 (18.18%) Sonatype Nexus
3 19 (17.27%) Jenkins
4 18 (16.36%) SonarQube
5 16 (14.55%) Maven
6 15 (13.64%) Cucumber
7 14 (12.73%) Ant
7 14 (12.73%) GitLab
7 14 (12.73%) Selenium
8 13 (11.82%) Gerrit
9 11 (10.00%) JIRA
10 10 (9.09%) FitNesse
11 9 (8.18%) Vagrant
12 8 (7.27%) Bitbucket
13 6 (5.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (4.55%) Subversion
15 4 (3.64%) Protractor
15 4 (3.64%) SilkTest
16 3 (2.73%) Artifactory
16 3 (2.73%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 28 (25.45%) Banking
2 27 (24.55%) Finance
3 4 (3.64%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.73%) Advertising
5 1 (0.91%) International Banking
5 1 (0.91%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.91%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.91%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (20.91%) Developer
2 21 (19.09%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (15.45%) Kubernetes Engineer
4 15 (13.64%) Java Developer
5 13 (11.82%) Senior DevOps
5 13 (11.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 12 (10.91%) Architect
7 8 (7.27%) Consultant
7 8 (7.27%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (6.36%) Administrator
9 6 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (4.55%) Analyst
11 4 (3.64%) DB2 DBA
11 4 (3.64%) DBA
11 4 (3.64%) Performance Tester
11 4 (3.64%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.64%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (3.64%) Technical Specialist
11 4 (3.64%) Tester
12 3 (2.73%) Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (20.00%) Node.js
2 20 (18.18%) Spring
3 15 (13.64%) JMS
4 14 (12.73%) Hibernate
5 13 (11.82%) J2EE
5 13 (11.82%) REST
6 12 (10.91%) HTML
6 12 (10.91%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (10.00%) Kafka
7 11 (10.00%) SOAP
8 10 (9.09%) HTML5
8 10 (9.09%) JPA
8 10 (9.09%) Web Services
8 10 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
9 9 (8.18%) TIBCO EMS
10 8 (7.27%) Middleware
11 7 (6.36%) Apache Camel
12 6 (5.45%) .NET
12 6 (5.45%) Java EE
12 6 (5.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.45%) iPad
2 13 (11.82%) DataPower
3 10 (9.09%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.64%) PKI
4 4 (3.64%) Replication
5 3 (2.73%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.82%) Wiki
7 1 (0.91%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.91%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.91%) User Experience
7 1 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.64%) Linux
2 12 (10.91%) Unix
3 11 (10.00%) Windows
4 10 (9.09%) AIX
5 7 (6.36%) zOS
6 4 (3.64%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.73%) Solaris
8 2 (1.82%) Android
8 2 (1.82%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.91%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.91%) OS/2
9 1 (0.91%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (46.36%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (29.09%) Scrum
3 29 (26.36%) TDD
4 26 (23.64%) BDD
4 26 (23.64%) DevOps
5 20 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 17 (15.45%) E-Commerce
7 14 (12.73%) Software Engineering
8 12 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (10.91%) UML
9 11 (10.00%) Kanban
10 9 (8.18%) Concurrent Programming
10 9 (8.18%) Deployment Automation
10 9 (8.18%) DSDM
10 9 (8.18%) Integration Testing
10 9 (8.18%) Microservices
10 9 (8.18%) Multithreading
10 9 (8.18%) RUP
10 9 (8.18%) System Testing
11 8 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 35 (31.82%) Java
2 30 (27.27%) Python
3 28 (25.45%) Bash Shell
4 27 (24.55%) Ruby
5 21 (19.09%) JavaScript
6 17 (15.45%) Groovy
7 16 (14.55%) SQL
8 8 (7.27%) Shell Script
9 7 (6.36%) REXX
10 4 (3.64%) Perl
10 4 (3.64%) PHP
11 3 (2.73%) Assembly Language
11 3 (2.73%) CLIST
11 3 (2.73%) JCL
12 1 (0.91%) COBOL
12 1 (0.91%) Jython
12 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.91%) R
12 1 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.73%) Degree
4 2 (1.82%) PMP
5 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.91%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (0.91%) MCSA
5 1 (0.91%) MCSE
5 1 (0.91%) MCTS
5 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.91%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.82%) GCP
2 11 (10.00%) QA
3 1 (0.91%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.91%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (25.45%) Docker
2 7 (6.36%) RACF
3 3 (2.73%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.73%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 3 (2.73%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (1.82%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.91%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.91%) RHEV
5 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.91%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (18.18%) Kubernetes
2 17 (15.45%) Consul
2 17 (15.45%) Mesos
3 15 (13.64%) Ansible
4 14 (12.73%) Puppet
5 11 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (8.18%) Cobbler
7 4 (3.64%) OMEGAMON
7 4 (3.64%) Tivoli
8 3 (2.73%) zSecure
9 2 (1.82%) Nagios
9 2 (1.82%) Salt
9 2 (1.82%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 1 (0.91%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.91%) Netcool
10 1 (0.91%) SCCM
10 1 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.91%) TADDM
10 1 (0.91%) WSUS
10 1 (0.91%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (13.64%) Oracle
2 14 (12.73%) CA
3 10 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 9 (8.18%) TIBCO
5 8 (7.27%) Informatica
6 6 (5.45%) Ab Initio
7 5 (4.55%) Bloomberg
7 5 (4.55%) CODA
7 5 (4.55%) Sitecore
8 4 (3.64%) Atlassian
8 4 (3.64%) BMC
9 3 (2.73%) Dell
9 3 (2.73%) FactSet
9 3 (2.73%) MuleSoft
9 3 (2.73%) Sybase
10 2 (1.82%) EMC
10 2 (1.82%) Hyperion
10 2 (1.82%) Lotus
10 2 (1.82%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.82%) Splunk