Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 873 887 889
Rank change year-on-year +14 +2 -18
Contract jobs citing IBM Certification 5 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.008% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.026% 0.041% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 14
UK median daily rate £225 £315 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -25.88% -
10th Percentile £213 £281 £278
90th Percentile £318 £536 £442
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £315 £425
% change year-on-year -28.57% -25.88% -5.56%
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 19,498 19,372 22,281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.72% 18.80% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,524 11,844 13,862
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £220 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.63% +3.23% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 956 930 868
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +1.92% +5.05%
10th Percentile £12.65 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.35 £28.62 £27.00
% change year-on-year -7.91% +5.98% +8.00%

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 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 6 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 15 November 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 +10 5 £225 -28.57%
UK excluding London -20 3 £225 -28.57%
London +18 2 £325 -25.71%
South East - 2 £225 -
North West -21 1 - -
North of England -24 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 5 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) EMC
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (40.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) vSphere
3 2 (40.00%) Office 365
3 2 (40.00%) Veeam
3 2 (40.00%) Data Deduplication
3 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) IBM Storwize
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef

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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) HP Storage Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IBM Storage Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Sun Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) IBM Storwize
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Deduplication
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Customer-Centricity
2 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) HP ASE
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) vSphere
1 2 (40.00%) XenApp
1 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) EMC
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Veeam
4 1 (20.00%) Compaq
4 1 (20.00%) Dell
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Sun
4 1 (20.00%) Veritas