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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Certification
Rank 598 573 528
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -45
Contract jobs citing IBM Certification 14 5 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.010% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.057% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 9
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£438 £463 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +19.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £398 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £510 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 - £388
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 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
11666 8708 8994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.51% 17.07% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6596 4899 4664
Average daily rate £384 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 371 605
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £43.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -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 9 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 27 November 2014. 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 +3 12 £438 -5.40% 1
London -9 4 £473 +2.16% 1
City of London +21 3 £450 +20.00% 1
South East -23 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Watford - - - -
East of England - - - -

IBM Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 21 (100.00%) IBM
2 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (42.86%) MCITP
4 8 (38.10%) Linux
5 7 (33.33%) HP
6 6 (28.57%) EMC
6 6 (28.57%) Windows
6 6 (28.57%) Oracle
6 6 (28.57%) ITIL
7 5 (23.81%) DB2
7 5 (23.81%) MCSE
7 5 (23.81%) MCSA
7 5 (23.81%) CCNP
7 5 (23.81%) CCIP
7 5 (23.81%) CCNA
7 5 (23.81%) CCDP
7 5 (23.81%) SQL
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (23.81%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (23.81%) RHCE
7 5 (23.81%) Apple
7 5 (23.81%) MCDST
7 5 (23.81%) MCTS
7 5 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (23.81%) Replication
7 5 (23.81%) Clustering
7 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (23.81%) ACSA

IBM Certification
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 3 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Network Security
1 4 (19.05%) WAN
2 3 (14.29%) ATM
3 2 (9.52%) SAN
3 2 (9.52%) DMZ
4 1 (4.76%) LAN
4 1 (4.76%) FTP
4 1 (4.76%) HTTP
4 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) SNA
4 1 (4.76%) APPN
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) DB2
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) LoadUI
1 2 (9.52%) Rational Performance Tester
1 2 (9.52%) JMeter
General
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) DBA
1 5 (23.81%) Network Security Manager
1 5 (23.81%) Security Manager
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle DBA
1 5 (23.81%) Network Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) SQL DBA
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Storage Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Test Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Services Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Maximo Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.76%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Replication
1 5 (23.81%) Clustering
2 4 (19.05%) Statistics
3 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 3 (14.29%) DataPower
3 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) AS400
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) Life Science
4 1 (4.76%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (19.05%) Android
3 4 (19.05%) AIX
4 3 (14.29%) Solaris
5 2 (9.52%) UNIX
6 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.76%) OS/400
6 1 (4.76%) i5/OS
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (14.29%) High Availability
3 3 (14.29%) People Management
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Coaching
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Workflow
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.76%) ERP
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) Identity Management
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) COBOL
2 1 (4.76%) RPG
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (42.86%) MCITP
2 5 (23.81%) MCSE
2 5 (23.81%) MCSA
2 5 (23.81%) CCNP
2 5 (23.81%) CCIP
2 5 (23.81%) CCNA
2 5 (23.81%) CCDP
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle Certification
2 5 (23.81%) RHCE
2 5 (23.81%) MCDST
2 5 (23.81%) MCTS
2 5 (23.81%) ACSA
2 5 (23.81%) ACSP
2 5 (23.81%) RHCSA
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.52%) ISEB
4 1 (4.76%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.76%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Tivoli
2 2 (9.52%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (9.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (4.76%) ARCserve
3 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) IBM
2 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) HP
4 6 (28.57%) EMC
4 6 (28.57%) Oracle
5 5 (23.81%) Cisco
5 5 (23.81%) Apple
6 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
7 3 (14.29%) Avaya
7 3 (14.29%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.76%) SAP
8 1 (4.76%) Sun
8 1 (4.76%) NetIQ
8 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards
8 1 (4.76%) CA
8 1 (4.76%) NetApp
8 1 (4.76%) Lotus