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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 158 127 132
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +5
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 48 92 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.85% 1.35% 1.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.94% 7.56% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 69 51
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£450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £630 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £41.53 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -40.86%
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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
971 1217 1076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.19% 17.82% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 866 764
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 48
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £16.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.72% -20.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £12.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £23.70 £55.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.51% -9.34%

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 December 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 December 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 66 (57.89%) Oracle
2 52 (45.61%) Linux
3 45 (39.47%) IBM
4 44 (38.60%) Banking
5 41 (35.96%) Finance
6 38 (33.33%) Java
7 31 (27.19%) WebLogic
7 31 (27.19%) Windows
8 30 (26.32%) VMware
9 29 (25.44%) ITIL
9 29 (25.44%) VMware Infrastructure
10 28 (24.56%) Tomcat
11 26 (22.81%) SQL
11 26 (22.81%) Middleware
12 25 (21.93%) WebSphere MQ
13 24 (21.05%) Release Management
14 23 (20.18%) Microsoft
15 22 (19.30%) C
15 22 (19.30%) SQL Server
15 22 (19.30%) UNIX
16 21 (18.42%) Shell Script
16 21 (18.42%) PowerShell
17 20 (17.54%) JBoss
18 19 (16.67%) Tivoli
18 19 (16.67%) Citrix
19 18 (15.79%) GlassFish
20 17 (14.91%) Oracle RMAN
20 17 (14.91%) ISO 9001
20 17 (14.91%) E-Commerce
21 16 (14.04%) J2EE

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 31 (27.19%) WebLogic
2 28 (24.56%) Tomcat
3 20 (17.54%) JBoss
4 18 (15.79%) GlassFish
5 14 (12.28%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (9.65%) IIS
7 10 (8.77%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (6.14%) Apache
9 5 (4.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 4 (3.51%) FileNet
11 3 (2.63%) MS Exchange
11 3 (2.63%) WebSphere Process Server
11 3 (2.63%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (1.75%) WebSphere Portal
12 2 (1.75%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (1.75%) IBM Connections
12 2 (1.75%) MQSeries
12 2 (1.75%) CICS
13 1 (0.88%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Project
2 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.75%) Misys Midas
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.75%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (1.75%) RMDS
2 2 (1.75%) Murex MxG2000
3 1 (0.88%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.88%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.88%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.88%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.88%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.88%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.02%) HTTP
2 6 (5.26%) SAN
2 6 (5.26%) LAN
2 6 (5.26%) WAN
3 5 (4.39%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.39%) Firewall
3 5 (4.39%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (4.39%) iSCSI
4 4 (3.51%) Internet
4 4 (3.51%) SSL
5 3 (2.63%) VLAN
6 2 (1.75%) NAS
6 2 (1.75%) Multicast
6 2 (1.75%) FCoE
6 2 (1.75%) DHCP
6 2 (1.75%) FTP
6 2 (1.75%) DNS
7 1 (0.88%) VPN
7 1 (0.88%) S/MIME
7 1 (0.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.30%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.65%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.26%) MySQL
4 5 (4.39%) Oracle Exadata
4 5 (4.39%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.63%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.63%) DB2
6 2 (1.75%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.75%) HBase
6 2 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.75%) ObjectStore
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.88%) Big Data
7 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (7.89%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.14%) Eclipse
2 7 (6.14%) JIRA
3 6 (5.26%) Subversion
4 5 (4.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (4.39%) NUnit
4 5 (4.39%) MSI
4 5 (4.39%) WiX
5 3 (2.63%) CruiseControl
5 3 (2.63%) MSBuild
5 3 (2.63%) Hudson
5 3 (2.63%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.75%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.75%) Maven
6 2 (1.75%) Ant
7 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.88%) XDE
7 1 (0.88%) JUnit
7 1 (0.88%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
General
1 44 (38.60%) Banking
2 41 (35.96%) Finance
3 9 (7.89%) Retail
4 8 (7.02%) Investment Banking
5 7 (6.14%) Front Office
6 5 (4.39%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.63%) Back Office
8 1 (0.88%) Law
8 1 (0.88%) Legal
8 1 (0.88%) International Banking
8 1 (0.88%) Marketing
8 1 (0.88%) French Language
8 1 (0.88%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (22.81%) Developer
2 18 (15.79%) Administrator
3 14 (12.28%) Java Developer
4 12 (10.53%) Architect
5 11 (9.65%) Analyst
6 9 (7.89%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (7.02%) WebSphere Developer
8 6 (5.26%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.39%) Applications Support
10 4 (3.51%) WebSphere Architect
11 3 (2.63%) Build Manager
11 3 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
11 3 (2.63%) Consultant
11 3 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.63%) Development Manager
11 3 (2.63%) Support Specialist
11 3 (2.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 3 (2.63%) Java Architect
11 3 (2.63%) Security Manager
11 3 (2.63%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (22.81%) Middleware
2 25 (21.93%) WebSphere MQ
3 16 (14.04%) J2EE
4 15 (13.16%) XML
5 13 (11.40%) Web Services
6 8 (7.02%) .NET
7 7 (6.14%) HTML
7 7 (6.14%) Spring
7 7 (6.14%) REST
8 6 (5.26%) JMS
9 5 (4.39%) JDBC
9 5 (4.39%) Servlets
9 5 (4.39%) XSLT
9 5 (4.39%) JRules
9 5 (4.39%) Java EE
10 4 (3.51%) HTML5
10 4 (3.51%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 4 (3.51%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (3.51%) CSS
10 4 (3.51%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.89%) Clustering
2 8 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.26%) Derivative
3 6 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (4.39%) Replication
4 5 (4.39%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.63%) Kindle
5 3 (2.63%) iSeries
6 2 (1.75%) DataPower
6 2 (1.75%) PKI
6 2 (1.75%) Web 2.0
6 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.75%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.88%) Equities
7 1 (0.88%) IVR
7 1 (0.88%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.88%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 52 (45.61%) Linux
2 31 (27.19%) Windows
3 22 (19.30%) UNIX
4 11 (9.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (5.26%) AIX
5 6 (5.26%) Solaris
6 4 (3.51%) SUSE
6 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.88%) zOS
9 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.44%) ITIL
2 24 (21.05%) Release Management
3 17 (14.91%) E-Commerce
4 16 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (13.16%) SOA
6 14 (12.28%) OO
7 12 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (9.65%) Project Management
9 9 (7.89%) Configuration Management
10 8 (7.02%) Integration Testing
10 8 (7.02%) Software Engineering
11 7 (6.14%) Risk Management
11 7 (6.14%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (5.26%) High Availability
13 5 (4.39%) UML
13 5 (4.39%) Workflow
13 5 (4.39%) MVC
13 5 (4.39%) Migration
13 5 (4.39%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (4.39%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.33%) Java
2 26 (22.81%) SQL
3 22 (19.30%) C
4 21 (18.42%) Shell Script
4 21 (18.42%) PowerShell
5 9 (7.89%) C#
5 9 (7.89%) Bash Shell
6 7 (6.14%) Perl
6 7 (6.14%) Python
7 6 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 6 (5.26%) C++
8 5 (4.39%) Ruby
9 2 (1.75%) R
9 2 (1.75%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.75%) Jython
9 2 (1.75%) VBScript
9 2 (1.75%) VB
9 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.75%) RPG
10 1 (0.88%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.63%) CCNA
2 3 (2.63%) RHCE
2 3 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.63%) MCSE
2 3 (2.63%) RHCT
2 3 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (2.63%) MCITP
3 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.88%) NCDA
4 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.91%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 29 (25.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (14.91%) Oracle RMAN
3 15 (13.16%) XenServer
4 7 (6.14%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (4.39%) NFS
6 4 (3.51%) VMware ESX
6 4 (3.51%) Active Directory
7 3 (2.63%) KVM
7 3 (2.63%) Xen
7 3 (2.63%) XenApp
8 2 (1.75%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.75%) SRDF
8 2 (1.75%) Squid
9 1 (0.88%) vCloud
9 1 (0.88%) RHEV
9 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (16.67%) Tivoli
2 5 (4.39%) Puppet
3 3 (2.63%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.63%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (2.63%) MAILsweeper
3 3 (2.63%) SELinux
3 3 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.88%) Control-M
4 1 (0.88%) CA SiteMinder
4 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 66 (57.89%) Oracle
2 45 (39.47%) IBM
3 30 (26.32%) VMware
4 23 (20.18%) Microsoft
5 19 (16.67%) Citrix
6 15 (13.16%) LANDesk
7 9 (7.89%) Red Hat
8 8 (7.02%) Sybase
9 7 (6.14%) HP
10 6 (5.26%) SAP
11 5 (4.39%) Adobe
11 5 (4.39%) NetApp
11 5 (4.39%) Remedy
11 5 (4.39%) Cyber-Ark
12 4 (3.51%) TIBCO
12 4 (3.51%) Cognos
12 4 (3.51%) Murex
13 3 (2.63%) Sophos
13 3 (2.63%) Symantec
14 2 (1.75%) Pega
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