The table below looks at the statistics for IBM Certification in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Certification over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Certification
Rank 601 591 549
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -42
Contract jobs citing IBM Certification 21 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.016% 0.053%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.087% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 21
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£375 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +4.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10795 10379 9094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.96% 18.99% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6459 5831 4877
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 452 499
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £12.78 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

IBM Certification
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM Certification within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

IBM Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IBM Certification
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM Certification within the UK.

IBM Certification Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IBM Certification
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM Certification within the UK.

IBM Certification Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IBM Certification
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 20 £375 -16.66% 1
South East -19 12 £450 -
Berkshire +6 11 £450 -
Reading -1 10 £450 -
London +4 5 £375 -16.66% 1
Slough - 1 £375 -
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
Leicester - 1 £350 -
Leicestershire - 1 £350 -
Hampshire - 1 £470 -

IBM Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IBM Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM Certification.

1 29 (100.00%) IBM
2 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) Linux
3 14 (48.28%) DB2
3 14 (48.28%) WebSphere
4 13 (44.83%) DataPower
4 13 (44.83%) AIX
4 13 (44.83%) Solaris
4 13 (44.83%) WebSphere MQ
4 13 (44.83%) Clustering
5 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (37.93%) JMS
6 10 (34.48%) Oracle
6 10 (34.48%) Management Information System
7 9 (31.03%) High Availability
8 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (27.59%) Configuration Management
9 7 (24.14%) VMware
9 7 (24.14%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
9 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (24.14%) Brocade
10 6 (20.69%) VLAN
10 6 (20.69%) PlateSpin
10 6 (20.69%) Fujitsu
10 6 (20.69%) Performance Testing
10 6 (20.69%) Data Protection
10 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
10 6 (20.69%) Capacity Management
10 6 (20.69%) OpenStack

IBM Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IBM Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (48.28%) WebSphere
2 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
2 6 (20.69%) OpenStack
3 4 (13.79%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.45%) Apache
4 1 (3.45%) JRun
4 1 (3.45%) ColdFusion
4 1 (3.45%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (13.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (10.34%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) Fibre Channel
2 6 (20.69%) VLAN
2 6 (20.69%) NAS
2 6 (20.69%) SAN
3 5 (17.24%) HTTP
4 4 (13.79%) SSL
5 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (48.28%) DB2
2 6 (20.69%) Hadoop
2 6 (20.69%) Big Data
3 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.45%) Maven
2 1 (3.45%) Ant
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Architect
2 6 (20.69%) Consultant
2 6 (20.69%) Storage Architect
2 6 (20.69%) Cloud Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Technical Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Data Modeller
4 3 (10.34%) Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Storage Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Storage Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) WebSphere MQ
2 11 (37.93%) JMS
3 4 (13.79%) Middleware
4 2 (6.90%) XML
5 1 (3.45%) HTML
5 1 (3.45%) .NET
5 1 (3.45%) J2EE
5 1 (3.45%) CSS
5 1 (3.45%) SOAP
5 1 (3.45%) Struts
5 1 (3.45%) Web Services
5 1 (3.45%) Spring
5 1 (3.45%) Java EE
5 1 (3.45%) Dojo
5 1 (3.45%) Symfony
5 1 (3.45%) Fusebox
5 1 (3.45%) jQuery
5 1 (3.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) Clustering
1 13 (44.83%) DataPower
2 10 (34.48%) Management Information System
3 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (20.69%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (20.69%) EMC VNX
4 6 (20.69%) EMC VMAX
4 6 (20.69%) Replication
4 6 (20.69%) CLARiiON
4 6 (20.69%) FlexPod
5 4 (13.79%) Cryptography
6 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Windows
1 15 (51.72%) Linux
2 13 (44.83%) AIX
2 13 (44.83%) Solaris
3 6 (20.69%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) High Availability
3 8 (27.59%) Configuration Management
4 6 (20.69%) Migration
4 6 (20.69%) Performance Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Capacity Management
4 6 (20.69%) Data Protection
5 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
6 4 (13.79%) Analytics
7 2 (6.90%) Line Management
7 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
7 2 (6.90%) RUP
8 1 (3.45%) SOA
8 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.45%) UML
8 1 (3.45%) Release Management
8 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.45%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.45%) PHP
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
2 1 (3.45%) XPath
2 1 (3.45%) PHP5
2 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) A+ Certification
3 2 (6.90%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
2 6 (20.69%) SRDF
2 6 (20.69%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 6 (20.69%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) NetBackup
1 6 (20.69%) EMC VPLEX
1 6 (20.69%) SnapMirror
1 6 (20.69%) SnapVault
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) IBM
2 10 (34.48%) Oracle
3 7 (24.14%) VMware
3 7 (24.14%) Brocade
4 6 (20.69%) PlateSpin
4 6 (20.69%) Fujitsu
4 6 (20.69%) Veeam
4 6 (20.69%) SAP
4 6 (20.69%) Cisco
4 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
4 6 (20.69%) HP
4 6 (20.69%) Dell
4 6 (20.69%) EMC
4 6 (20.69%) Hitachi
4 6 (20.69%) NetApp
4 6 (20.69%) NetIQ
4 6 (20.69%) Symantec
5 5 (17.24%) Cognos