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 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Certification
UK
Rank 579 626 592
Rank change year-on-year +47 -34  
Contract jobs citing IBM Certification 7 4 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.008% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.076% 0.036% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 16
Median daily rate £443 £418 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.98% -2.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £352 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £484 £475
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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9250 11061 10481
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.82% 20.95% 20.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5889 6895 5953
Median daily rate £420 £406 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.51% +1.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £258 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 410 473
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.12 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £59.78 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

IBM Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM Certification.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM Certification in the UK

IBM Certification
Top 5 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +49 5 £435 +4.19%
London +15 4 £430 -
Scotland - 1 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £500 -
East of England - 1 £500 -

IBM Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IBM Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for IBM Certification.

1 13 (100.00%) IBM
2 7 (53.85%) WebSphere
3 6 (46.15%) Oracle
4 5 (38.46%) Unix
4 5 (38.46%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
5 4 (30.77%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 4 (30.77%) SQL
5 4 (30.77%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (23.08%) High Availability
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (23.08%) DevOps
6 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (23.08%) Java
6 3 (23.08%) Web Services
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 3 (23.08%) DB2
6 3 (23.08%) Linux
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) EAI
6 3 (23.08%) FTP
6 3 (23.08%) HTTP
6 3 (23.08%) SLA
6 3 (23.08%) Change Management
6 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (15.38%) Data Management
7 2 (15.38%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) Management Information System

IBM Certification
Top Related 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 7 (53.85%) WebSphere
2 2 (15.38%) FileNet
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
3 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Utilities
1 1 (7.69%) Temenos T24
1 1 (7.69%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) IaaS
1 2 (15.38%) PaaS
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) FTP
1 3 (23.08%) HTTP
2 2 (15.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (23.08%) DB2
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
4 1 (7.69%) ActiveReports
4 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.69%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Lombardi
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) DBA
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (23.08%) WebSphere Developer
3 3 (23.08%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Administrator
4 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) DB2 DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Business Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Business Process Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) FileNet Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) FileNet Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Management Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Process Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) IBM Integration Bus
1 4 (30.77%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) J2EE
3 2 (15.38%) XML
4 1 (7.69%) .NET
4 1 (7.69%) CSS
4 1 (7.69%) Dojo
4 1 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) JSP
4 1 (7.69%) Middleware
4 1 (7.69%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Unix
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) AIX
3 2 (15.38%) MVS
3 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Change Management
2 3 (23.08%) DevOps
2 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (23.08%) EAI
2 3 (23.08%) High Availability
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Data Management
3 2 (15.38%) Open Source
3 2 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
3 2 (15.38%) Resource Management
4 1 (7.69%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (7.69%) Process Management
4 1 (7.69%) SDLC
4 1 (7.69%) Security Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) BC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) MCTS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) OCP
1 1 (7.69%) OCPJP
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) IFRS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) IBM
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Kofax
4 1 (7.69%) Sun
4 1 (7.69%) Temenos