The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for IBM Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 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.

IBM Certification
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 189
Contract jobs citing IBM Certification 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - - 0.077%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £418 £420
% change year-on-year +13.77% -0.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

IBM Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 434 491 852
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.17% 14.64% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 351 632
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £269 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 17
Median hourly rate £15.87 £20.89 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.04% -2.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £17.00 £14.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.56 £37.37 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

IBM Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing IBM Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for IBM Certification in the City of London

IBM Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IBM Certification in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM Certification in the City of London