Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 894 862 903
Rank change year-on-year -32 +41 -41
Contract jobs citing IBM Certification 3 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.007% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.016% 0.037% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 13
UK median daily rate £285 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £232 £434 £263
90th Percentile £331 £570 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £245 £500 £380
% change year-on-year -51.00% +31.58% -15.56%
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 19,104 18,740 23,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.69% 19.43% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,315 11,359 14,388
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £249 £250 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 926 949 813
UK median hourly rate £22.66 £29.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.83% +8.18% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.19 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £31.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year -26.40% +11.61% +16.67%

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 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 6 months to 19 August 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 -31 3 £285 -43.00% 1
UK excluding London -22 2 £245 -51.00% 1
North of England - 2 £245 - 1
North West - 2 £245 - 1
London -30 1 £325 -35.64%

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 3 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (33.33%) HP ASE
3 1 (33.33%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Sun
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Compaq
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) Veritas

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:

General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Field Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) HP Storage Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Storage Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Sun Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Customer-Centricity
1 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) HP ASE
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Compaq
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Sun
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas