The first table below looks at the demand for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the City of London region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 159 127 116
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -11
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 52 71 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.81% 1.14% 1.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.74% 6.90% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 52 73
Average daily rate £538 £468 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.89% +10.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £668 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.38 £27.48 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+43.28% -52.20%
Application Platforms Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1098 1029 1173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.01% 16.51% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 698 753
Average daily rate £385 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £248 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 39
Average hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
WebSphere
London

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing WebSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WebSphere.

1 59 (46.09%) Java
2 57 (44.53%) Oracle
3 53 (41.41%) Linux
4 46 (35.94%) Banking
5 42 (32.81%) Finance
6 38 (29.69%) Windows
7 37 (28.91%) IBM
8 36 (28.13%) SQL
9 33 (25.78%) SQL Server
10 28 (21.88%) UNIX
11 25 (19.53%) XML
11 25 (19.53%) WebSphere Application Server
11 25 (19.53%) WebLogic
12 24 (18.75%) J2EE
13 23 (17.97%) Tomcat
14 22 (17.19%) .NET
15 21 (16.41%) Middleware
15 21 (16.41%) Subversion
16 17 (13.28%) Sybase
17 16 (12.50%) IIS
17 16 (12.50%) JavaScript
18 15 (11.72%) JSP
18 15 (11.72%) Solaris
18 15 (11.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 15 (11.72%) Project Management
19 14 (10.94%) Investment Banking
19 14 (10.94%) WebSphere MQ
19 14 (10.94%) HTML
19 14 (10.94%) Spring
19 14 (10.94%) Release Management

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing WebSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WebSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (19.53%) WebSphere Application Server
1 25 (19.53%) WebLogic
2 23 (17.97%) Tomcat
3 16 (12.50%) IIS
4 12 (9.38%) WebSphere Process Server
4 12 (9.38%) Apache
5 8 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (4.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 6 (4.69%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (3.91%) SAS
8 4 (3.13%) MQSeries
9 3 (2.34%) WebSphere Portal
9 3 (2.34%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (2.34%) CICS
9 3 (2.34%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.56%) TeamSite
10 2 (1.56%) FileNet
10 2 (1.56%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.56%) Jetty
Applications
1 5 (3.91%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.13%) MS Project
3 2 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.69%) RMDS
1 6 (4.69%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.56%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.78%) AWD
3 1 (0.78%) Documaker
3 1 (0.78%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.03%) Amazon EC2
1 9 (7.03%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.56%) IaaS
2 2 (1.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.03%) SAN
2 8 (6.25%) Internet
3 7 (5.47%) HTTP
4 6 (4.69%) LAN
4 6 (4.69%) WAN
4 6 (4.69%) FCoE
4 6 (4.69%) Fibre Channel
4 6 (4.69%) Multicast
4 6 (4.69%) NAS
5 5 (3.91%) Firewall
6 4 (3.13%) DNS
7 2 (1.56%) LDAP
7 2 (1.56%) DMZ
7 2 (1.56%) SSL
7 2 (1.56%) VPN
7 2 (1.56%) FTP
7 2 (1.56%) SSH
8 1 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.78%) VLAN
8 1 (0.78%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (25.78%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.81%) MySQL
2 10 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (6.25%) DB2
4 7 (5.47%) Hadoop
5 6 (4.69%) HBase
6 4 (3.13%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.34%) Big Data
7 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.34%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.56%) OLAP
8 2 (1.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (1.56%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.78%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.78%) KDB
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 21 (16.41%) Subversion
2 13 (10.16%) Maven
3 12 (9.38%) JIRA
4 9 (7.03%) Git (software)
4 9 (7.03%) Jenkins
5 8 (6.25%) Ant
5 8 (6.25%) Gerrit
5 8 (6.25%) TeamCity
5 8 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (6.25%) Mercurial
5 8 (6.25%) AnthillPro
6 6 (4.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (4.69%) MSI
6 6 (4.69%) CruiseControl
6 6 (4.69%) NUnit
6 6 (4.69%) WiX
7 4 (3.13%) ClearCase
7 4 (3.13%) JUnit
7 4 (3.13%) ClearQuest
7 4 (3.13%) Apache Ivy
General
1 46 (35.94%) Banking
2 42 (32.81%) Finance
3 14 (10.94%) Investment Banking
4 8 (6.25%) Retail
5 7 (5.47%) Back Office
6 5 (3.91%) Financial Institution
7 4 (3.13%) Advertising
8 3 (2.34%) German Language
9 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.56%) Marketing
10 1 (0.78%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.78%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (0.78%) Legal
10 1 (0.78%) Publishing
10 1 (0.78%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 34 (26.56%) Architect
2 29 (22.66%) Developer
3 21 (16.41%) Java Developer
4 15 (11.72%) Analyst
4 15 (11.72%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (6.25%) Administrator
5 8 (6.25%) Deployment Manager
6 7 (5.47%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (4.69%) Integration Analyst
8 5 (3.91%) Banking Business Analyst
8 5 (3.91%) Systems Integration Analyst
8 5 (3.91%) Release Engineer
8 5 (3.91%) Deployment Engineer
8 5 (3.91%) WebSphere Administrator
8 5 (3.91%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.91%) Business Analyst
8 5 (3.91%) Consultant
8 5 (3.91%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (3.13%) Process Analyst
9 4 (3.13%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (19.53%) XML
2 24 (18.75%) J2EE
3 22 (17.19%) .NET
4 21 (16.41%) Middleware
5 15 (11.72%) JSP
6 14 (10.94%) WebSphere MQ
6 14 (10.94%) HTML
6 14 (10.94%) Spring
7 11 (8.59%) Web Services
8 10 (7.81%) XSLT
8 10 (7.81%) Hibernate
9 9 (7.03%) Servlets
10 7 (5.47%) SOAP
11 6 (4.69%) EJB
11 6 (4.69%) Rendezvous
12 5 (3.91%) jQuery
12 5 (3.91%) JRules
13 4 (3.13%) CSS
13 4 (3.13%) Struts
13 4 (3.13%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (6.25%) Derivative
3 7 (5.47%) DataPower
4 6 (4.69%) Online Banking
5 5 (3.91%) Equities
6 4 (3.13%) Clustering
6 4 (3.13%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.34%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.56%) Firmware
8 2 (1.56%) Replication
8 2 (1.56%) CESG
8 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.56%) Open Source
9 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.78%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.78%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.78%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 53 (41.41%) Linux
2 38 (29.69%) Windows
3 28 (21.88%) UNIX
4 15 (11.72%) Solaris
5 12 (9.38%) AIX
6 8 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.91%) Debian
8 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.78%) OpenSolaris
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.78%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (11.72%) Project Management
2 14 (10.94%) Release Management
3 13 (10.16%) Performance Tuning
3 13 (10.16%) E-Commerce
4 12 (9.38%) Workflow
4 12 (9.38%) SOA
5 11 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (6.25%) ETL
6 8 (6.25%) Scrum
6 8 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 7 (5.47%) ITIL
8 6 (4.69%) UML
8 6 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (4.69%) Benchmarking
8 6 (4.69%) Information Security
8 6 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (3.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (3.91%) Low Latency
9 5 (3.91%) Data Management
9 5 (3.91%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 59 (46.09%) Java
2 36 (28.13%) SQL
3 16 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 13 (10.16%) PL/SQL
5 11 (8.59%) C#
6 10 (7.81%) C
6 10 (7.81%) Bash Shell
7 7 (5.47%) Python
8 6 (4.69%) Shell Script
8 6 (4.69%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.91%) VBScript
9 5 (3.91%) C++
10 4 (3.13%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.34%) VB6
11 3 (2.34%) VB
12 2 (1.56%) Perl
12 2 (1.56%) PHP
12 2 (1.56%) Ruby
12 2 (1.56%) Korn
13 1 (0.78%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 3 (2.34%) Degree
1 3 (2.34%) PCI QSA
2 2 (1.56%) RHCE
2 2 (1.56%) DV Cleared
2 2 (1.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) CCEE
3 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (0.78%) GIAC
3 1 (0.78%) CISA
3 1 (0.78%) CCA
3 1 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (0.78%) CISSP
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.69%) QA
2 5 (3.91%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.78%) COBIT
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (6.25%) NFS
1 8 (6.25%) vCloud
2 6 (4.69%) SRDF
2 6 (4.69%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.56%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.56%) KVM
5 1 (0.78%) Xen
5 1 (0.78%) Squid
5 1 (0.78%) XenApp
5 1 (0.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.78%) OpenSSH
5 1 (0.78%) qmail
5 1 (0.78%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.78%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (8.59%) Puppet
2 5 (3.91%) Tivoli
3 4 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (1.56%) MOM
4 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.78%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.78%) Nessus
5 1 (0.78%) Netcool
Vendors
1 57 (44.53%) Oracle
2 37 (28.91%) IBM
3 17 (13.28%) Sybase
4 13 (10.16%) VMware
5 9 (7.03%) JBoss
6 8 (6.25%) Cisco
6 8 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 8 (6.25%) TIBCO
7 7 (5.47%) Actimize
7 7 (5.47%) 29West
7 7 (5.47%) NetApp
8 6 (4.69%) EMC
8 6 (4.69%) Intel
8 6 (4.69%) Microsoft
8 6 (4.69%) DataSynapse
9 5 (3.91%) Cognos
10 4 (3.13%) HP
10 4 (3.13%) ILOG
10 4 (3.13%) Citrix
11 2 (1.56%) Adobe
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