Period
to 17 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for IBM Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 February 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.

IBM Certification
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 842 829 866
Rank change year-on-year -13 +37 -27
Contract jobs citing IBM Certification 16 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.014% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.085% 0.066% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 10
UK median daily rate £365 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.12% -2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £283 £300 £400
90th Percentile £490 £438 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 £425
% change year-on-year +12.31% -23.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18,876 19,841 22,364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.76% 20.68% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,576 12,550 13,628
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £598 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 848 904 1,025
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £27.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.85% -1.82% +44.74%
10th Percentile £12.18 £12.13 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.71 £27.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year -2.89% -4.15% +47.13%

IBM Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IBM Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IBM Certification in the UK

IBM Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM Certification in the UK

IBM Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM Certification over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM Certification in the UK

IBM Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM Certification in the UK

IBM Certification
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Certification within the UK over the 6 months to 17 February 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
England -14 15 £315 -17.38%
UK excluding London +22 13 £365 +12.31%
North of England +36 12 £315 -3.08%
Yorkshire - 7 £315 -
North West - 5 - -
London -39 3 £406 -4.41%
Scotland -14 1 £415 -7.78%

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IBM Certification 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 with a requirement for IBM Certification.

1 16 (100.00%) IBM
2 12 (75.00%) WebSphere
3 7 (43.75%) SOA
3 7 (43.75%) DataPower
4 6 (37.50%) AIX
4 6 (37.50%) Linux
5 5 (31.25%) FileNet
6 4 (25.00%) Windows
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL
7 3 (18.75%) Lotus
7 3 (18.75%) IBM Notes
7 3 (18.75%) IBM Domino
7 3 (18.75%) HTML
7 3 (18.75%) Java
7 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 3 (18.75%) CSS
8 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
8 2 (12.50%) Advertising
8 2 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
9 1 (6.25%) XPath
9 1 (6.25%) Degree
9 1 (6.25%) REST
9 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (6.25%) GPFS
9 1 (6.25%) Process Management
9 1 (6.25%) Change Management
9 1 (6.25%) Finance
9 1 (6.25%) SOAP
9 1 (6.25%) Web Services
9 1 (6.25%) XML

IBM Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 12 (75.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (31.25%) FileNet
3 3 (18.75%) IBM Domino
3 3 (18.75%) IBM Notes
4 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
General
1 2 (12.50%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) FileNet Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Lotus Notes Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Integration Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Unix Support
3 1 (6.25%) Unix Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) CSS
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (6.25%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) AIX
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) SOA
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
1 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) GPFS
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (18.75%) Lotus
3 1 (6.25%) Veritas