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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 137 101 122
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +21
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 64 139 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.08% 1.93% 1.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.53% 11.71% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 95 74
Average daily rate
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£409 £500 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £400 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £625 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.88 £29.95
% change year-on-year
-4.31% +6.42%
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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
980 1187 1362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.59% 16.50% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 809 954
Average daily rate £400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.71% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 46
Average hourly rate £17.68 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.62% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £59.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.93% -5.10%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 89 (61.81%) Oracle
2 78 (54.17%) Linux
3 60 (41.67%) Banking
4 58 (40.28%) Java
5 55 (38.19%) Finance
6 49 (34.03%) SQL
7 48 (33.33%) WebLogic
8 45 (31.25%) IBM
9 43 (29.86%) Windows
10 40 (27.78%) SQL Server
11 37 (25.69%) Tomcat
12 34 (23.61%) VMware
13 32 (22.22%) Middleware
14 31 (21.53%) ITIL
15 30 (20.83%) JBoss
15 30 (20.83%) PowerShell
16 29 (20.14%) Release Management
16 29 (20.14%) J2EE
17 28 (19.44%) UNIX
17 28 (19.44%) Microsoft
17 28 (19.44%) ISO 9001
17 28 (19.44%) WebSphere MQ
18 26 (18.06%) Shell Script
18 26 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
18 26 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
19 25 (17.36%) C
20 24 (16.67%) Tivoli
20 24 (16.67%) SOA
21 22 (15.28%) BizTalk Server
22 21 (14.58%) Bash Shell

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 48 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 37 (25.69%) Tomcat
3 22 (15.28%) BizTalk Server
4 16 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
4 16 (11.11%) GlassFish
5 12 (8.33%) MQSeries
5 12 (8.33%) IIS
6 9 (6.25%) Apache
7 8 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (3.47%) WebSphere Process Server
9 4 (2.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (2.08%) MS Exchange
10 3 (2.08%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (1.39%) nginx
11 2 (1.39%) IBM Connections
11 2 (1.39%) Jetty
11 2 (1.39%) AquaLogic
11 2 (1.39%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) MS Project
1 1 (0.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (3.47%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.08%) RMDS
4 2 (1.39%) Murex MxG2000
4 2 (1.39%) SAP HR
4 2 (1.39%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.69%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.69%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.69%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.64%) Cloud Computing
1 11 (7.64%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.69%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.94%) Firewall
2 9 (6.25%) HTTP
3 8 (5.56%) SSL
4 6 (4.17%) SAN
4 6 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (3.47%) iSCSI
6 3 (2.08%) NAS
6 3 (2.08%) FCoE
6 3 (2.08%) SSH
6 3 (2.08%) VLAN
6 3 (2.08%) Multicast
6 3 (2.08%) LDAP
6 3 (2.08%) LAN
6 3 (2.08%) WAN
6 3 (2.08%) Internet
6 3 (2.08%) FTP
6 3 (2.08%) DNS
7 2 (1.39%) X.509
7 2 (1.39%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.72%) MySQL
3 12 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 9 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (2.78%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.78%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (2.08%) HBase
7 3 (2.08%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.08%) DB2
8 2 (1.39%) ObjectStore
8 2 (1.39%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.69%) solidDB
9 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (10.42%) JIRA
2 12 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 11 (7.64%) Subversion
4 10 (6.94%) Ant
5 9 (6.25%) Maven
6 8 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 8 (5.56%) Mercurial
6 8 (5.56%) Gerrit
7 7 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (4.86%) AnthillPro
7 7 (4.86%) TeamCity
8 5 (3.47%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.08%) CruiseControl
10 2 (1.39%) WiX
10 2 (1.39%) MSI
10 2 (1.39%) NUnit
10 2 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.69%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.69%) JUnit
11 1 (0.69%) XDE
General
1 60 (41.67%) Banking
2 55 (38.19%) Finance
3 13 (9.03%) Investment Banking
4 9 (6.25%) Front Office
5 8 (5.56%) Retail
6 7 (4.86%) Back Office
7 5 (3.47%) Financial Institution
8 3 (2.08%) Spanish Language
8 3 (2.08%) French Language
9 2 (1.39%) Advertising
10 1 (0.69%) Games
10 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.69%) Law
10 1 (0.69%) Legal
10 1 (0.69%) German Language
10 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (27.78%) Developer
2 23 (15.97%) Java Developer
3 19 (13.19%) Administrator
4 15 (10.42%) Analyst
5 12 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
6 11 (7.64%) Architect
7 7 (4.86%) Linux Administrator
8 6 (4.17%) Java Programmer
8 6 (4.17%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.17%) Programmer
8 6 (4.17%) Deployment Manager
9 5 (3.47%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.47%) Applications Support
9 5 (3.47%) Consultant
9 5 (3.47%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.47%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (3.47%) Operations Analyst
9 5 (3.47%) Release Engineer
9 5 (3.47%) WebSphere Developer
9 5 (3.47%) Deployment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (22.22%) Middleware
2 29 (20.14%) J2EE
3 28 (19.44%) WebSphere MQ
4 18 (12.50%) JMS
5 15 (10.42%) Java EE
6 14 (9.72%) Spring
6 14 (9.72%) XML
7 12 (8.33%) REST
8 11 (7.64%) Web Services
8 11 (7.64%) .NET
9 10 (6.94%) HTML
10 9 (6.25%) JDBC
10 9 (6.25%) XSLT
11 8 (5.56%) Servlets
11 8 (5.56%) Ajax
12 7 (4.86%) Hibernate
12 7 (4.86%) SOAP
12 7 (4.86%) JSP
12 7 (4.86%) EJB
12 7 (4.86%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.33%) Derivative
2 11 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (6.25%) Clustering
4 6 (4.17%) SWIFT
5 4 (2.78%) Kindle
5 4 (2.78%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.78%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.08%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.08%) Replication
6 3 (2.08%) Credit Derivative
6 3 (2.08%) DataPower
7 2 (1.39%) LPAR
7 2 (1.39%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.39%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.69%) IVR
8 1 (0.69%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.69%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 78 (54.17%) Linux
2 43 (29.86%) Windows
3 28 (19.44%) UNIX
4 16 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (5.56%) Solaris
6 6 (4.17%) AIX
7 3 (2.08%) SELinux
8 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.69%) SUSE
9 1 (0.69%) zOS
9 1 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.53%) ITIL
2 29 (20.14%) Release Management
3 26 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (16.67%) SOA
5 20 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (8.33%) OO
6 12 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (7.64%) DevOps
7 11 (7.64%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (7.64%) Software Engineering
8 10 (6.94%) E-Commerce
9 9 (6.25%) ETL
9 9 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (5.56%) UML
10 8 (5.56%) Migration
11 7 (4.86%) Low Latency
11 7 (4.86%) Multithreading
11 7 (4.86%) Integration Testing
12 6 (4.17%) Dependency Injection
12 6 (4.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (40.28%) Java
2 49 (34.03%) SQL
3 30 (20.83%) PowerShell
4 26 (18.06%) Shell Script
5 25 (17.36%) C
6 21 (14.58%) Bash Shell
7 18 (12.50%) Python
8 17 (11.81%) PL/SQL
9 16 (11.11%) JavaScript
10 13 (9.03%) VBScript
11 7 (4.86%) C++
12 6 (4.17%) C#
13 5 (3.47%) Perl
14 4 (2.78%) Ruby
15 2 (1.39%) Jython
15 2 (1.39%) VB
15 2 (1.39%) ActionScript
15 2 (1.39%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.39%) ActionScript 2.0
15 2 (1.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.08%) RHCE
2 3 (2.08%) MCSE
2 3 (2.08%) CCNA
2 3 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.08%) RHCT
2 3 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (2.08%) MCITP
3 2 (1.39%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.69%) NCDA
4 1 (0.69%) Degree
4 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.69%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (19.44%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 26 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (11.81%) Oracle RMAN
3 15 (10.42%) XenServer
4 10 (6.94%) vCloud
5 7 (4.86%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (4.86%) NFS
6 4 (2.78%) Active Directory
6 4 (2.78%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.08%) Xen
7 3 (2.08%) XenApp
7 3 (2.08%) SRDF
8 2 (1.39%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.39%) KVM
9 1 (0.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.69%) ACF2
9 1 (0.69%) RACF
9 1 (0.69%) Samba
Systems Management
1 24 (16.67%) Tivoli
2 12 (8.33%) Puppet
3 3 (2.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (2.08%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 3 (2.08%) CA SiteMinder
3 3 (2.08%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (2.08%) MAILsweeper
3 3 (2.08%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.69%) CA LISA
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.69%) Control-M
5 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 89 (61.81%) Oracle
2 45 (31.25%) IBM
3 34 (23.61%) VMware
4 30 (20.83%) JBoss
5 28 (19.44%) Microsoft
6 18 (12.50%) Citrix
7 15 (10.42%) LANDesk
8 13 (9.03%) Red Hat
9 12 (8.33%) Cognos
10 7 (4.86%) Sybase
11 6 (4.17%) SAP
11 6 (4.17%) NetApp
12 5 (3.47%) TIBCO
12 5 (3.47%) 29West
13 4 (2.78%) Remedy
13 4 (2.78%) HP
14 3 (2.08%) EMC
14 3 (2.08%) Intel
14 3 (2.08%) Cisco
14 3 (2.08%) Software AG
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