Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 874 817 872
Rank change year-on-year -57 +55 -24
Contract jobs citing IBM Certification 7 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.012% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.036% 0.060% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 6
UK median daily rate £415 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +11.84% -12.64%
10th Percentile £260 £308 £263
90th Percentile £500 £472 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £418
% change year-on-year +1.54% -22.16% +23.98%
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 19,231 18,317 22,716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.08% 20.30% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,537 11,488 14,121
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 853 922 857
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.67% -7.69% +47.73%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.37 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.68% -13.24% +55.56%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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
UK excluding London -19 6 £330 +1.54%
England -41 6 £379 +1.00%
North of England -6 5 £245 -24.62%
Yorkshire - 3 - -
North West - 2 £245 -
Scotland -42 1 £415 -7.78%
London -58 1 £513 +19.19%

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 7 (100.00%) IBM
2 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
3 4 (57.14%) DataPower
3 4 (57.14%) SOA
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) AIX
5 2 (28.57%) FileNet
5 2 (28.57%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (14.29%) REST
6 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (14.29%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) Clustering
6 1 (14.29%) XPath
6 1 (14.29%) Degree
6 1 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (14.29%) Java
6 1 (14.29%) SOAP
6 1 (14.29%) Web Services
6 1 (14.29%) XML
6 1 (14.29%) Unix
6 1 (14.29%) Windows

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 6 (85.71%) WebSphere
2 2 (28.57%) FileNet
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Administrator
1 1 (14.29%) FileNet Specialist
1 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (14.29%) Integration Specialist
1 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (14.29%) Unix Administrator
1 1 (14.29%) Unix Systems Administrator
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) DataPower
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) AIX
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) IBM