Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 92 60
Rank change year-on-year -25 -32 +12
Contract jobs citing IBM 83 103 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.60% 2.06% 3.37%
As % of the Vendors category 4.23% 5.63% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 44 61
Scotland median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -8.05%
10th Percentile £308 £319 £223
90th Percentile £600 £559 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Scotland median hourly rate - £16.86 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -66.28% -
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £24.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +70.83% -33.33% +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 1,964 1,831 1,908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.81% 36.71% 46.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,023 1,045 1,055
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -
10th Percentile £221 £208 £219
90th Percentile £550 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 55 59
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +32.35% +17.20%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.89 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.50 £46.28
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +15 56 £425 -19.05% 8
Glasgow -46 25 £344 -14.06% 9
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 37 (44.58%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (42.17%) Java
3 33 (39.76%) WebSphere
4 28 (33.73%) Finance
5 25 (30.12%) SQL
6 17 (20.48%) Unix
7 16 (19.28%) Oracle
7 16 (19.28%) SQL Server
7 16 (19.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (19.28%) Test Automation
8 15 (18.07%) Spring
8 15 (18.07%) JavaScript
9 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
10 13 (15.66%) Tomcat
10 13 (15.66%) Linux
10 13 (15.66%) Banking
10 13 (15.66%) Software Engineering
11 12 (14.46%) DB2
11 12 (14.46%) Scrum
11 12 (14.46%) REST
11 12 (14.46%) Docker
12 11 (13.25%) RabbitMQ
12 11 (13.25%) HTML
12 11 (13.25%) J2EE
12 11 (13.25%) UML
12 11 (13.25%) ETL
12 11 (13.25%) JMS
12 11 (13.25%) AMQP
12 11 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (12.05%) QA

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 33 (39.76%) WebSphere
2 13 (15.66%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.02%) JBoss
3 5 (6.02%) Jetty
3 5 (6.02%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.82%) Apache
4 4 (4.82%) FileNet
4 4 (4.82%) IIS
4 4 (4.82%) Mule
4 4 (4.82%) Mule ESB
4 4 (4.82%) WebSphere Portal
5 3 (3.61%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (2.41%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.20%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.20%) CICS
7 1 (1.20%) Confluence
7 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.41%) Chatbot
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (2.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (2.41%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.20%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.05%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (12.05%) SaaS
2 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.61%) Datadog
3 3 (3.61%) IBM Cloud
3 3 (3.61%) OpenShift
4 2 (2.41%) IaaS
4 2 (2.41%) PaaS
5 1 (1.20%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.25%) AMQP
2 5 (6.02%) SSL
3 3 (3.61%) BIG-IP
3 3 (3.61%) Firewall
3 3 (3.61%) Internet
3 3 (3.61%) NetScaler
4 2 (2.41%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.20%) HTTP
5 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.46%) DB2
3 9 (10.84%) NoSQL
3 9 (10.84%) Relational Database
4 7 (8.43%) RDBMS
5 5 (6.02%) Couchbase
5 5 (6.02%) Hadoop
5 5 (6.02%) MongoDB
5 5 (6.02%) Redis
5 5 (6.02%) Riak
6 3 (3.61%) Power BI
6 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.20%) DataStage
8 1 (1.20%) IDMS
8 1 (1.20%) OLAP
8 1 (1.20%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Cucumber
1 9 (10.84%) Selenium
2 7 (8.43%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.43%) JIRA
3 6 (7.23%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (6.02%) FitNesse
4 5 (6.02%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.02%) Vagrant
5 4 (4.82%) Bitbucket
5 4 (4.82%) Zephyr
6 3 (3.61%) Ant
6 3 (3.61%) Artifactory
6 3 (3.61%) IBM UrbanCode
6 3 (3.61%) Maven
6 3 (3.61%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (3.61%) SonarQube
6 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.61%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (33.73%) Finance
2 13 (15.66%) Banking
3 7 (8.43%) Law
4 2 (2.41%) Advertising
4 2 (2.41%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.20%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (21.69%) Developer
2 12 (14.46%) Analyst
3 9 (10.84%) Architect
3 9 (10.84%) Java Developer
4 8 (9.64%) Consultant
5 6 (7.23%) Test Leader
6 5 (6.02%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Senior Consultant
6 5 (6.02%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Administrator
7 4 (4.82%) Integration Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) Java Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) Java Integration Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) Platform Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.82%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.61%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Java Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Senior Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.07%) Spring
2 12 (14.46%) REST
3 11 (13.25%) HTML
3 11 (13.25%) J2EE
3 11 (13.25%) JMS
3 11 (13.25%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (9.64%) XML
5 7 (8.43%) Middleware
6 6 (7.23%) Kafka
6 6 (7.23%) Node.js
6 6 (7.23%) OAuth
6 6 (7.23%) OAuth2
6 6 (7.23%) OpenID
6 6 (7.23%) Spring Integration
6 6 (7.23%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (6.02%) HTML5
7 5 (6.02%) IBM Integration Bus
7 5 (6.02%) Java EE
7 5 (6.02%) JPA
7 5 (6.02%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) DataPower
2 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.61%) iPad
2 3 (3.61%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.41%) Blog
4 1 (1.20%) AS400
4 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.20%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.20%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.20%) iSeries
4 1 (1.20%) LPAR
4 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.20%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.20%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.48%) Unix
2 13 (15.66%) Linux
3 10 (12.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (9.64%) Solaris
5 7 (8.43%) AIX
6 5 (6.02%) Windows
7 4 (4.82%) Ubuntu
8 3 (3.61%) Windows Server
9 2 (2.41%) Android
9 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.20%) OS/400
10 1 (1.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (44.58%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (19.28%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (19.28%) Test Automation
3 13 (15.66%) Software Engineering
4 12 (14.46%) Scrum
5 11 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (13.25%) ETL
5 11 (13.25%) UML
6 10 (12.05%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (12.05%) Kanban
7 9 (10.84%) Asset Management
7 9 (10.84%) DevOps
7 9 (10.84%) Service Management
8 7 (8.43%) ITSM
9 6 (7.23%) BDD
9 6 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (7.23%) Computer Science
9 6 (7.23%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (7.23%) SOLID
9 6 (7.23%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 35 (42.17%) Java
2 25 (30.12%) SQL
3 15 (18.07%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.64%) Bash Shell
4 8 (9.64%) Python
4 8 (9.64%) Ruby
5 5 (6.02%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.61%) Groovy
6 3 (3.61%) PHP
6 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.61%) VBA
7 2 (2.41%) COBOL
8 1 (1.20%) C
8 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.20%) RPG
8 1 (1.20%) RPG IV
8 1 (1.20%) RPG/400
8 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.23%) Computer Science Degree
1 6 (7.23%) Degree
2 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.05%) QA
2 3 (3.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (14.46%) Docker
2 3 (3.61%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.41%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (1.20%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.20%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 9 (10.84%) Ansible
2 8 (9.64%) Puppet
3 7 (8.43%) NetBackup
4 6 (7.23%) Kubernetes
5 5 (6.02%) Cobbler
5 5 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.61%) Consul
6 3 (3.61%) Mesos
6 3 (3.61%) Nagios
7 2 (2.41%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.20%) SCCM
8 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 16 (19.28%) Oracle
2 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.64%) HP
4 7 (8.43%) Dell
4 7 (8.43%) Sun
5 5 (6.02%) Informatica
5 5 (6.02%) Red Hat
5 5 (6.02%) TIBCO
6 4 (4.82%) Ab Initio
6 4 (4.82%) CA
6 4 (4.82%) Google
7 3 (3.61%) AppDynamics
7 3 (3.61%) Charles River
7 3 (3.61%) F5
7 3 (3.61%) Micro Focus
7 3 (3.61%) New Relic
7 3 (3.61%) Splunk
8 2 (2.41%) Bloomberg
8 2 (2.41%) CODA
8 2 (2.41%) Cognos