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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Certification
Rank 624 593 582
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -11
Contract jobs citing IBM Certification 2 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.037% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.018% 0.18% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 5
Average daily rate £415 £430 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.48% +11.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £410 £385
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +6.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £39.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.50 -

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
10906 10502 9640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.28% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6716 6074 5197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 490 442
Average hourly rate £38.25 £20.00 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.25% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 4 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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
South East +14 2 £415 +260.86% 1
Hampshire +5 2 £415 +260.86%
England -19 2 £415 -3.48% 1
Winchester - 2 £415 -

IBM Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 20 (100.00%) IBM
2 11 (55.00%) AIX
2 11 (55.00%) Linux
3 9 (45.00%) Solaris
4 8 (40.00%) DB2
4 8 (40.00%) WebSphere
5 7 (35.00%) IBM Integration Bus
5 7 (35.00%) Finance
5 7 (35.00%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (30.00%) Windows
6 6 (30.00%) JMS
6 6 (30.00%) Clustering
6 6 (30.00%) DataPower
7 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (25.00%) Cryptography
7 5 (25.00%) HTTP
7 5 (25.00%) SSL
7 5 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (25.00%) RHCE
7 5 (25.00%) Middleware
7 5 (25.00%) Project Management
8 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 4 (20.00%) Tivoli
8 4 (20.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 4 (20.00%) ITIL
8 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
8 4 (20.00%) Banking
8 4 (20.00%) Identity Management

IBM Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 8 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) HTTP
1 5 (25.00%) SSL
2 3 (15.00%) DMZ
2 3 (15.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Cognos Query Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Cognos Report Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) DataStage
2 1 (5.00%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) ClearCase
1 2 (10.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Dutch Language
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Consultant
2 7 (35.00%) Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Technical Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Tivoli Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Linux Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Network Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Network Security Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Security Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Unix Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) AIX Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Cognos Developer
6 1 (5.00%) DataStage Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Linux Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Senior DataStage Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Unix Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Unix Technical Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 7 (35.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (30.00%) JMS
3 5 (25.00%) Middleware
4 2 (10.00%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Clustering
1 6 (30.00%) DataPower
2 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (25.00%) Cryptography
3 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (10.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (10.00%) iSeries
3 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) AIX
1 11 (55.00%) Linux
2 9 (45.00%) Solaris
3 6 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (15.00%) Android
4 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (15.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Project Management
2 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (20.00%) Identity Management
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (20.00%) Workflow
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.00%) ETL
4 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) High Availability
5 1 (5.00%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (5.00%) People Management
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) RHCE
2 3 (15.00%) ACSA
2 3 (15.00%) ACSP
2 3 (15.00%) CCDP
2 3 (15.00%) CCIP
2 3 (15.00%) CCNA
2 3 (15.00%) CCNP
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.00%) MCDST
2 3 (15.00%) MCITP
2 3 (15.00%) MCSA
2 3 (15.00%) MCSE
2 3 (15.00%) MCTS
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.00%) RHCSA
3 2 (10.00%) IBM WebSphere Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Tivoli
1 4 (20.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (10.00%) Puppet
3 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) IBM
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (15.00%) Apple
3 3 (15.00%) Avaya
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) EMC
3 3 (15.00%) HP
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (10.00%) Sun
4 2 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) Cognos