The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 104 132 159
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +27
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 58 72 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.68% 1.31% 0.85%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.39% 7.28% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 52 37
Median daily rate £438 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £313 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £618 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.99% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £36.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -4.76%
WebSphere
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Application Platforms Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
618 989 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.87% 18.05% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 739 789
Median daily rate £450 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 20
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £10.55 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £26.19 £67.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +15.34%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WebSphere across the City of London region.

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere across the City of London region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

WebSphere Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

WebSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere across the City of London region.

WebSphere Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 45 (56.25%) IBM
2 35 (43.75%) Java
3 34 (42.50%) Oracle
4 32 (40.00%) Unix
4 32 (40.00%) Linux
5 31 (38.75%) Finance
6 28 (35.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 26 (32.50%) WebSphere MQ
7 26 (32.50%) Middleware
8 25 (31.25%) WebLogic
9 19 (23.75%) AIX
9 19 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (22.50%) Windows
11 17 (21.25%) J2EE
11 17 (21.25%) Bash Shell
12 16 (20.00%) IBM Integration Bus
12 16 (20.00%) SQL
13 15 (18.75%) XML
13 15 (18.75%) Apache
13 15 (18.75%) Python
14 14 (17.50%) ITIL
14 14 (17.50%) Shell Script
15 13 (16.25%) Banking
16 12 (15.00%) VMware
16 12 (15.00%) Firewall
16 12 (15.00%) Microsoft
16 12 (15.00%) Perl
16 12 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
17 11 (13.75%) Tomcat
17 11 (13.75%) DNS

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 28 (35.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 25 (31.25%) WebLogic
3 15 (18.75%) Apache
4 11 (13.75%) Tomcat
5 7 (8.75%) IIS
6 5 (6.25%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (6.25%) JBoss
7 4 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (3.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (3.75%) MQSeries
9 2 (2.50%) CloudStack
9 2 (2.50%) CMS
9 2 (2.50%) IBM Notes
9 2 (2.50%) MS Exchange
9 2 (2.50%) OpenStack
9 2 (2.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (2.50%) WebSphere Portal
9 2 (2.50%) WMQI
10 1 (1.25%) FileNet
10 1 (1.25%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.50%) MS Project
3 1 (1.25%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Maximo
1 2 (2.50%) Primavera
2 1 (1.25%) Documaker
2 1 (1.25%) Exstream
2 1 (1.25%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (11.25%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.50%) IaaS
4 2 (2.50%) PaaS
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.00%) Firewall
2 11 (13.75%) DNS
3 10 (12.50%) HTTP
4 9 (11.25%) SSL
5 5 (6.25%) FTP
5 5 (6.25%) LDAP
6 4 (5.00%) NAS
7 3 (3.75%) SAN
7 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.50%) FCoE
8 2 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.50%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.50%) LAN
8 2 (2.50%) Network Security
8 2 (2.50%) SWIFTNet
8 2 (2.50%) WAN
9 1 (1.25%) AMQP
9 1 (1.25%) DMZ
9 1 (1.25%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.25%) Oracle Database
1 9 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.50%) DB2
3 5 (6.25%) MySQL
4 2 (2.50%) GIS
4 2 (2.50%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.50%) HBase
4 2 (2.50%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.25%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (8.75%) Ant
2 7 (8.75%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.50%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.50%) TeamCity
4 4 (5.00%) Gerrit
4 4 (5.00%) Introscope
4 4 (5.00%) JIRA
4 4 (5.00%) Maven
4 4 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (2.50%) ClearCase
5 2 (2.50%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.50%) Subversion
6 1 (1.25%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (1.25%) JUnit
General
1 31 (38.75%) Finance
2 13 (16.25%) Banking
3 11 (13.75%) Financial Institution
4 8 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 8 (10.00%) Retail
5 3 (3.75%) Front Office
6 2 (2.50%) Back Office
6 2 (2.50%) French Language
6 2 (2.50%) German Language
6 2 (2.50%) Portuguese Language
6 2 (2.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (26.25%) Developer
2 13 (16.25%) Architect
3 9 (11.25%) WebSphere Architect
4 7 (8.75%) Consultant
5 5 (6.25%) Analyst
5 5 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 5 (6.25%) Middleware Developer
5 5 (6.25%) Middleware Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) WebSphere Consultant
6 4 (5.00%) Administrator
6 4 (5.00%) Senior Architect
6 4 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.00%) WebSphere Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Applications Consultant
7 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Integration Architect
7 3 (3.75%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) UAT Test Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (32.50%) Middleware
1 26 (32.50%) WebSphere MQ
2 17 (21.25%) J2EE
3 16 (20.00%) IBM Integration Bus
4 15 (18.75%) XML
5 8 (10.00%) Web Services
6 7 (8.75%) JSP
6 7 (8.75%) Servlets
6 7 (8.75%) XSLT
7 5 (6.25%) LAMP
8 4 (5.00%) HTML
8 4 (5.00%) JMS
8 4 (5.00%) SOAP
8 4 (5.00%) XSD
9 3 (3.75%) .NET
9 3 (3.75%) AngularJS
9 3 (3.75%) CSS
9 3 (3.75%) EJB
9 3 (3.75%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (3.75%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Hedge funds
2 8 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.50%) DataPower
4 5 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.50%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.50%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.50%) Web 2.0
7 1 (1.25%) CMDB
7 1 (1.25%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.25%) Derivative
7 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.25%) Equities
7 1 (1.25%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 32 (40.00%) Linux
1 32 (40.00%) Unix
2 19 (23.75%) AIX
3 18 (22.50%) Windows
4 8 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (10.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 7 (8.75%) Oracle Linux
5 7 (8.75%) SUSE
6 6 (7.50%) Solaris
6 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.25%) Windows Server
8 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.50%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.50%) VMS
9 2 (2.50%) Windows NT
9 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.50%) ITIL
3 10 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 9 (11.25%) Asset Management
4 9 (11.25%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (11.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (11.25%) OO
4 9 (11.25%) Risk Management
4 9 (11.25%) SOA
5 8 (10.00%) Analytics
5 8 (10.00%) Project Management
6 7 (8.75%) Business Development
6 7 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (8.75%) Change Management
6 7 (8.75%) DevOps
6 7 (8.75%) Presales
6 7 (8.75%) Process Management
6 7 (8.75%) Risk Analytics
6 7 (8.75%) Software Engineering
7 6 (7.50%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 35 (43.75%) Java
2 17 (21.25%) Bash Shell
3 16 (20.00%) SQL
4 15 (18.75%) Python
5 14 (17.50%) Shell Script
6 12 (15.00%) Perl
7 4 (5.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.00%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.75%) C
8 3 (3.75%) C++
8 3 (3.75%) Jython
8 3 (3.75%) PHP
9 2 (2.50%) Korn
9 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.50%) Ruby
9 2 (2.50%) VBScript
9 2 (2.50%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 1 (1.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (12.50%) Degree
2 3 (3.75%) CISSP
3 2 (2.50%) CCNA
3 2 (2.50%) CEH
3 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.50%) CompTIA Security+
3 2 (2.50%) MCSE
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.50%) Security+ Certification
4 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 9 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.00%) vCloud
2 4 (5.00%) vSphere
2 4 (5.00%) Xen
3 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (2.50%) NFS
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.50%) SRDF
3 2 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.50%) XenServer
4 1 (1.25%) Docker
4 1 (1.25%) Firmware
4 1 (1.25%) KVM
4 1 (1.25%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.25%) Samba
4 1 (1.25%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) Puppet
2 4 (5.00%) Ansible
3 3 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.75%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.50%) Cobbler
4 2 (2.50%) Control-M
4 2 (2.50%) Salt
4 2 (2.50%) SCCM
4 2 (2.50%) Terraform
5 1 (1.25%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.25%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.25%) Netcool
5 1 (1.25%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (1.25%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (1.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 45 (56.25%) IBM
2 34 (42.50%) Oracle
3 12 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (15.00%) VMware
4 9 (11.25%) BEA
5 8 (10.00%) ATG
6 7 (8.75%) Red Hat
7 6 (7.50%) SAP
7 6 (7.50%) Sybase
8 5 (6.25%) hybris
9 4 (5.00%) NetApp
9 4 (5.00%) Software AG
9 4 (5.00%) webMethods
10 3 (3.75%) Adobe
11 2 (2.50%) Cisco
11 2 (2.50%) EMC
11 2 (2.50%) Informatica
11 2 (2.50%) Intel
11 2 (2.50%) Lotus
11 2 (2.50%) Novell