Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 877 871 846
Rank change year-on-year -6 -25 +16
Contract jobs citing IBM Certification 7 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.017% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.037% 0.091% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 9
UK median daily rate £275 £365 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.66% +8.15% -25.00%
10th Percentile £213 £283 £292
90th Percentile £337 £490 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £365 £325
% change year-on-year -24.66% +12.31% -25.71%
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 18,955 18,783 19,799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.18% 19.02% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,303 11,539 12,426
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £250
90th Percentile £625 £623 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 875 821 871
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £24.98 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.09% -3.92% -5.45%
10th Percentile £12.56 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.05 £50.00 £49.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.69 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.05% -6.58% -1.79%

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 21 January 2019. 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 -17 7 £275 -12.70% 1
UK excluding London -32 6 £275 -24.66% 1
North West -5 4 £330 - 1
North of England -34 4 £330 +4.76% 1
South East - 2 £225 -
London +18 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 5 (71.43%) Unix
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (57.14%) Clustering
3 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (57.14%) Veritas
3 4 (57.14%) AIX
3 4 (57.14%) Solaris
3 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 4 (57.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (57.14%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) Firewall
5 2 (28.57%) XenApp
5 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) SCCM
5 2 (28.57%) MCSE
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) DHCP
5 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (28.57%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) Internet
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) EMC
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix

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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
1 2 (28.57%) VPN
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Administrator
1 4 (57.14%) Unix Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Clustering
2 2 (28.57%) IBM Storwize
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Unix
2 4 (57.14%) AIX
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Solaris
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Data Deduplication
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 4 (57.14%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
2 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) Veritas
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) EMC
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Veeam