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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 122 161 122
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -39
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 73 52 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.34% 0.83% 1.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.34% 4.81% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 37 60
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £468
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £290 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £616 £600 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.80 £27.48
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +37.55%
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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
995 1080 1042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.33% 17.16% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 783 706
Average daily rate £400 £375 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 19 38
Average hourly rate £17.25 £22.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.59% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £67.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015, 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 74 (57.36%) IBM
2 59 (45.74%) Finance
3 53 (41.09%) Oracle
4 52 (40.31%) Java
5 50 (38.76%) Linux
6 45 (34.88%) WebSphere MQ
7 37 (28.68%) Banking
8 33 (25.58%) UNIX
8 33 (25.58%) WebSphere Application Server
9 25 (19.38%) Middleware
10 22 (17.05%) Windows
10 22 (17.05%) Retail
11 21 (16.28%) SQL
11 21 (16.28%) WebLogic
12 20 (15.50%) ITIL
12 20 (15.50%) E-Commerce
13 19 (14.73%) Solaris
14 17 (13.18%) .NET
15 15 (11.63%) Apache
15 15 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (11.63%) Financial Institution
16 14 (10.85%) VMware
16 14 (10.85%) XML
16 14 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (10.08%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (10.08%) Web Services
17 13 (10.08%) J2EE
17 13 (10.08%) Tomcat
17 13 (10.08%) TIBCO
18 12 (9.30%) Clustering

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 33 (25.58%) WebSphere Application Server
2 21 (16.28%) WebLogic
3 15 (11.63%) Apache
4 13 (10.08%) Tomcat
5 11 (8.53%) WebSphere Portal
6 10 (7.75%) IIS
7 9 (6.98%) FileNet
8 8 (6.20%) SharePoint
9 7 (5.43%) WebSphere Process Server
10 6 (4.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 6 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (3.88%) JBoss
11 5 (3.88%) Oracle Coherence
12 4 (3.10%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (2.33%) Commerce Server
13 3 (2.33%) WebLogic Portal
13 3 (2.33%) CICS
14 2 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (1.55%) Magnolia
14 2 (1.55%) Liferay
Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.55%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (3.88%) Markit EDM
2 4 (3.10%) RMDS
3 2 (1.55%) thinkFolio
3 2 (1.55%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (1.55%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.78%) Shopify
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.88%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.98%) LAN
1 9 (6.98%) WAN
1 9 (6.98%) HTTP
2 8 (6.20%) Firewall
3 7 (5.43%) SSL
4 6 (4.65%) SAN
4 6 (4.65%) LDAP
5 5 (3.88%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.10%) Multicast
7 3 (2.33%) Internet
7 3 (2.33%) DMZ
7 3 (2.33%) FCoE
7 3 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (2.33%) iSCSI
7 3 (2.33%) NAS
8 2 (1.55%) DNS
9 1 (0.78%) SNMP
9 1 (0.78%) VPN
9 1 (0.78%) SMTP
9 1 (0.78%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (5.43%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.65%) Oracle Exadata
3 6 (4.65%) DB2
3 6 (4.65%) MySQL
4 5 (3.88%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.33%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.33%) HBase
6 3 (2.33%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.55%) Jackrabbit
7 2 (1.55%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.55%) Big Data
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.78%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 7 (5.43%) JIRA
2 6 (4.65%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.65%) Introscope
3 5 (3.88%) Eclipse
3 5 (3.88%) Maven
4 4 (3.10%) Ant
5 3 (2.33%) Subversion
5 3 (2.33%) Hudson
5 3 (2.33%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.55%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.55%) JUnit
7 1 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.78%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.78%) MSI
7 1 (0.78%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.78%) NUnit
7 1 (0.78%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.78%) Rational Application Developer
7 1 (0.78%) WiX
7 1 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 59 (45.74%) Finance
2 37 (28.68%) Banking
3 22 (17.05%) Retail
4 15 (11.63%) Financial Institution
5 9 (6.98%) Retail Banking
6 7 (5.43%) Back Office
7 4 (3.10%) Investment Banking
8 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.78%) Legal
9 1 (0.78%) Advertising
9 1 (0.78%) Front Office
9 1 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.78%) International Banking
9 1 (0.78%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (23.26%) Developer
2 19 (14.73%) Architect
3 16 (12.40%) Analyst
4 13 (10.08%) WebSphere Developer
5 12 (9.30%) Administrator
6 9 (6.98%) Consultant
7 8 (6.20%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.43%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.43%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (5.43%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
9 6 (4.65%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.88%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.88%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.88%) Applications Support
10 5 (3.88%) C# Developer
10 5 (3.88%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) WebSphere Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.88%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (3.88%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (34.88%) WebSphere MQ
2 25 (19.38%) Middleware
3 17 (13.18%) .NET
4 14 (10.85%) XML
5 13 (10.08%) Web Services
5 13 (10.08%) J2EE
6 11 (8.53%) HTML
6 11 (8.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 9 (6.98%) Oracle Fusion
8 6 (4.65%) JSP
8 6 (4.65%) CSS
8 6 (4.65%) XSLT
9 5 (3.88%) MSMQ
9 5 (3.88%) Hibernate
9 5 (3.88%) WinForms
9 5 (3.88%) Ultra Messaging
9 5 (3.88%) WebCenter
9 5 (3.88%) Java EE
9 5 (3.88%) TIBCO EMS
9 5 (3.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.30%) Clustering
3 9 (6.98%) Hedge funds
4 8 (6.20%) Derivative
5 6 (4.65%) PKI
6 5 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (3.10%) DataPower
7 4 (3.10%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.33%) Equities
8 3 (2.33%) Replication
8 3 (2.33%) iSeries
9 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.55%) Open Source
9 2 (1.55%) LPAR
9 2 (1.55%) AS400
10 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.78%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.78%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.78%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 50 (38.76%) Linux
2 33 (25.58%) UNIX
3 22 (17.05%) Windows
4 19 (14.73%) Solaris
5 8 (6.20%) AIX
6 7 (5.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.33%) zOS
8 3 (2.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.55%) SUSE
9 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.50%) ITIL
1 20 (15.50%) E-Commerce
2 15 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (7.75%) SOA
4 9 (6.98%) Configuration Management
4 9 (6.98%) Risk Management
4 9 (6.98%) High Availability
5 8 (6.20%) UML
6 7 (5.43%) ETL
6 7 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (5.43%) Workflow
6 7 (5.43%) Migration
7 6 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (4.65%) Waterfall
7 6 (4.65%) Document Management
8 5 (3.88%) Content Management
8 5 (3.88%) Web Development
8 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (3.10%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 52 (40.31%) Java
2 21 (16.28%) SQL
3 12 (9.30%) Python
3 12 (9.30%) Perl
4 10 (7.75%) C
5 9 (6.98%) JavaScript
6 8 (6.20%) C#
7 7 (5.43%) Jython
7 7 (5.43%) Bash Shell
8 6 (4.65%) Ruby
9 3 (2.33%) PHP
9 3 (2.33%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.33%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.55%) Scala
10 2 (1.55%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.55%) ABAP
10 2 (1.55%) RPG
11 1 (0.78%) C++
11 1 (0.78%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (3.10%) IBM Certification
2 3 (2.33%) Degree
3 2 (1.55%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.55%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.78%) CCNA
4 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.88%) QA
2 3 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (10.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (8.53%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (4.65%) OCFS2
3 6 (4.65%) GlusterFS
3 6 (4.65%) GFS2
4 5 (3.88%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.88%) KVM
5 4 (3.10%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.33%) NFS
6 3 (2.33%) Xen
6 3 (2.33%) SRDF
7 2 (1.55%) RHEV
7 2 (1.55%) Squid
8 1 (0.78%) vCloud
8 1 (0.78%) vSphere
8 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (6.20%) Puppet
2 5 (3.88%) Control-M
2 5 (3.88%) SELinux
3 4 (3.10%) CA Wily
4 3 (2.33%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.55%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.78%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.78%) Netcool
6 1 (0.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 74 (57.36%) IBM
2 53 (41.09%) Oracle
3 14 (10.85%) VMware
4 13 (10.08%) TIBCO
5 8 (6.20%) hybris
5 8 (6.20%) ATG
6 7 (5.43%) Kofax
7 6 (4.65%) Remedy
7 6 (4.65%) Sybase
8 5 (3.88%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.88%) Microsoft
8 5 (3.88%) HP
8 5 (3.88%) Demandware
8 5 (3.88%) DevExpress
9 4 (3.10%) DataSynapse
9 4 (3.10%) Cisco
9 4 (3.10%) NetApp
9 4 (3.10%) webMethods
9 4 (3.10%) Charles River
10 3 (2.33%) SAP
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