The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 173 120 154
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +34
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 292 462 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.20% 1.83% 1.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.46% 10.20% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 289 207
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £386 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £424 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +5.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £31.88 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-1.96% -44.56%
WebSphere
England

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

Application Platforms Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
4522 4529 4700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.63% 17.97% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2949 2947 3074
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 115 174
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.81 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £59.00 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in London

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in London

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

WebSphere Daily Rate Histogram in London

WebSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

WebSphere Hourly Rate Trend in London

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -9 81 £383 -25.36% 22
Greenford - 10 - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 243 (45.00%) Oracle
2 229 (42.41%) IBM
3 226 (41.85%) Linux
4 189 (35.00%) Java
5 181 (33.52%) Finance
6 139 (25.74%) SQL
7 129 (23.89%) WebSphere MQ
7 129 (23.89%) UNIX
8 127 (23.52%) WebLogic
9 118 (21.85%) Windows
9 118 (21.85%) Banking
10 111 (20.56%) WebSphere Application Server
11 110 (20.37%) J2EE
12 109 (20.19%) Middleware
13 95 (17.59%) Bash Shell
14 89 (16.48%) Python
15 86 (15.93%) SOA
16 85 (15.74%) SQL Server
17 81 (15.00%) Retail
17 81 (15.00%) VMware
18 79 (14.63%) Tomcat
19 76 (14.07%) XML
20 68 (12.59%) E-Commerce
21 67 (12.41%) SSL
21 67 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
22 64 (11.85%) Microsoft
22 64 (11.85%) ITIL
23 62 (11.48%) Web Services
24 60 (11.11%) JavaScript
24 60 (11.11%) JMS

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 127 (23.52%) WebLogic
2 111 (20.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 79 (14.63%) Tomcat
4 60 (11.11%) Apache
5 55 (10.19%) IIS
6 39 (7.22%) BizTalk Server
7 33 (6.11%) MQSeries
8 25 (4.63%) IBM HTTP Server
9 23 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 21 (3.89%) WebSphere Process Server
11 17 (3.15%) GlassFish
12 14 (2.59%) SharePoint
12 14 (2.59%) AquaLogic
13 13 (2.41%) Jetty
14 12 (2.22%) Adobe CQ
14 12 (2.22%) nginx
14 12 (2.22%) WebSphere Portal
15 11 (2.04%) CICS
16 6 (1.11%) MS Exchange
16 6 (1.11%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 11 (2.04%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.48%) MS Office
3 5 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.93%) MS Project
4 3 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.37%) SPSS
6 1 (0.19%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 27 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (2.41%) Workday HCM
3 11 (2.04%) SAP HR
4 10 (1.85%) JDE OneWorld
5 7 (1.30%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 6 (1.11%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.93%) Murex MxG2000
7 5 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.74%) Tridion
9 3 (0.56%) RMDS
9 3 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
10 2 (0.37%) WebTrends
11 1 (0.19%) Global One
11 1 (0.19%) Maximo
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 52 (9.63%) Amazon EC2
2 34 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.67%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.37%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.19%) IaaS
6 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (12.41%) SSL
2 53 (9.81%) HTTP
3 36 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 36 (6.67%) DNS
4 35 (6.48%) Firewall
5 29 (5.37%) FTP
6 22 (4.07%) Internet
7 17 (3.15%) SAN
8 16 (2.96%) VPN
8 16 (2.96%) IPsec
9 14 (2.59%) DHCP
10 12 (2.22%) WAN
11 10 (1.85%) SSH
12 8 (1.48%) NAS
12 8 (1.48%) LDAP
13 7 (1.30%) SMTP
14 6 (1.11%) tcpdump
14 6 (1.11%) snoop
14 6 (1.11%) ATM
14 6 (1.11%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.48%) DB2
2 35 (6.48%) Oracle Database
3 32 (5.93%) Oracle Exadata
4 28 (5.19%) MySQL
5 25 (4.63%) Relational Database
6 23 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (2.96%) ObjectStore
9 9 (1.67%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.48%) Hadoop
10 8 (1.48%) DbVisualizer
11 6 (1.11%) Big Data
11 6 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.56%) IBM InfoSphere
12 3 (0.56%) HBase
13 2 (0.37%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
14 1 (0.19%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 45 (8.33%) JIRA
2 27 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 23 (4.26%) Maven
4 22 (4.07%) Ant
4 22 (4.07%) Eclipse
5 20 (3.70%) Subversion
6 15 (2.78%) Introscope
7 12 (2.22%) Git (software)
8 11 (2.04%) JUnit
8 11 (2.04%) Mercurial
8 11 (2.04%) Gerrit
9 10 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (1.85%) AnthillPro
9 10 (1.85%) TeamCity
10 8 (1.48%) QuickTest Pro
11 7 (1.30%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.93%) Log4j
12 5 (0.93%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
12 5 (0.93%) ClearCase
13 4 (0.74%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 181 (33.52%) Finance
2 118 (21.85%) Banking
3 81 (15.00%) Retail
4 47 (8.70%) Investment Banking
5 37 (6.85%) Financial Institution
6 24 (4.44%) Manufacturing
7 20 (3.70%) Front Office
8 14 (2.59%) Back Office
9 13 (2.41%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.67%) Games
11 6 (1.11%) German Language
11 6 (1.11%) Marketing
12 5 (0.93%) Publishing
13 4 (0.74%) French Language
14 3 (0.56%) Advertising
14 3 (0.56%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.56%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 135 (25.00%) Developer
2 74 (13.70%) Java Developer
3 60 (11.11%) Architect
4 49 (9.07%) Consultant
5 48 (8.89%) Administrator
6 43 (7.96%) Analyst
7 30 (5.56%) Project Manager
8 22 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
9 21 (3.89%) WebSphere Administrator
10 20 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
11 18 (3.33%) Applications Support
12 17 (3.15%) Python Developer
12 17 (3.15%) C++ Developer
13 16 (2.96%) Systems Administrator
14 15 (2.78%) Infrastructure Architect
14 15 (2.78%) WebSphere Developer
15 14 (2.59%) Deployment Engineer
16 13 (2.41%) Support Analyst
16 13 (2.41%) WebSphere Specialist
17 12 (2.22%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (23.89%) WebSphere MQ
2 110 (20.37%) J2EE
3 109 (20.19%) Middleware
4 76 (14.07%) XML
5 62 (11.48%) Web Services
6 60 (11.11%) JMS
7 51 (9.44%) XSLT
8 44 (8.15%) HTML
9 41 (7.59%) Spring
9 41 (7.59%) Java EE
10 39 (7.22%) .NET
11 32 (5.93%) SOAP
12 27 (5.00%) Hibernate
13 26 (4.81%) Servlets
14 25 (4.63%) WSDL
14 25 (4.63%) CSS
15 24 (4.44%) JSP
16 23 (4.26%) EJB
17 22 (4.07%) REST
17 22 (4.07%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.59%) Clustering
2 28 (5.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 28 (5.19%) Hedge funds
3 27 (5.00%) Derivative
4 20 (3.70%) AS400
5 17 (3.15%) Credit Derivative
6 16 (2.96%) DataPower
7 15 (2.78%) SWIFT
8 12 (2.22%) Open Source
8 12 (2.22%) Mainframe
9 10 (1.85%) iSeries
10 9 (1.67%) PMI
11 8 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.30%) Replication
12 7 (1.30%) Thin Client
12 7 (1.30%) Fat Client
13 6 (1.11%) Web 2.0
14 5 (0.93%) N-Tier
15 4 (0.74%) LPAR
15 4 (0.74%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 226 (41.85%) Linux
2 129 (23.89%) UNIX
3 118 (21.85%) Windows
4 40 (7.41%) AIX
5 39 (7.22%) Solaris
6 33 (6.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (5.93%) SELinux
8 11 (2.04%) Oracle Linux
9 9 (1.67%) SUSE
9 9 (1.67%) zOS
10 7 (1.30%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.11%) HPUX
11 6 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.56%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.37%) Android
14 2 (0.37%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.19%) Debian
15 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (15.93%) SOA
2 68 (12.59%) E-Commerce
3 64 (11.85%) ITIL
4 47 (8.70%) Migration
5 46 (8.52%) OO
6 44 (8.15%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (7.59%) Project Management
8 35 (6.48%) Release Management
9 33 (6.11%) Configuration Management
10 32 (5.93%) Scrum
10 32 (5.93%) Software Engineering
11 30 (5.56%) UML
11 30 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
12 29 (5.37%) DevOps
12 29 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
13 24 (4.44%) OOD
14 22 (4.07%) Root Cause Analysis
15 21 (3.89%) Automated Testing
16 20 (3.70%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 189 (35.00%) Java
2 139 (25.74%) SQL
3 95 (17.59%) Bash Shell
4 89 (16.48%) Python
5 60 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 45 (8.33%) Perl
7 42 (7.78%) Shell Script
8 39 (7.22%) C
9 36 (6.67%) Ruby
10 31 (5.74%) PowerShell
11 29 (5.37%) C++
12 24 (4.44%) PL/SQL
13 22 (4.07%) Jython
14 21 (3.89%) Korn
15 20 (3.70%) VBScript
16 18 (3.33%) C#
16 18 (3.33%) XPath
17 8 (1.48%) ABAP
18 6 (1.11%) VB
19 5 (0.93%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 22 (4.07%) Degree
2 10 (1.85%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.67%) PMI Certification
4 8 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (1.48%) ISEB
4 8 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.11%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.93%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.56%) IBM Certification
7 3 (0.56%) IBM WebSphere Certification
7 3 (0.56%) RHCE
8 2 (0.37%) NCDA
8 2 (0.37%) MCSE
8 2 (0.37%) CCNA
8 2 (0.37%) CISSP
8 2 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.37%) MCITP
8 2 (0.37%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.81%) ISO 9001
2 14 (2.59%) QA
3 4 (0.74%) SLA
4 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.56%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.37%) JTAG
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) HL7
6 1 (0.19%) Basel III
System Software
1 67 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (7.04%) Oracle RAC
3 22 (4.07%) vCloud
4 17 (3.15%) Active Directory
5 15 (2.78%) Oracle RMAN
6 13 (2.41%) XenServer
7 12 (2.22%) Xen
7 12 (2.22%) VMware ESX
8 8 (1.48%) NFS
8 8 (1.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 7 (1.30%) XenApp
10 6 (1.11%) vSphere
11 5 (0.93%) Hyper-V
12 3 (0.56%) KVM
12 3 (0.56%) SRDF
13 2 (0.37%) PowerHA
13 2 (0.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (0.37%) RACF
14 1 (0.19%) Samba
14 1 (0.19%) Snort
Systems Management
1 58 (10.74%) Puppet
2 43 (7.96%) Tivoli
3 11 (2.04%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 5 (0.93%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.74%) CA LISA
5 4 (0.74%) CA SiteMinder
5 4 (0.74%) Control-M
6 3 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.56%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.37%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (0.37%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (0.37%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.19%) Nessus
8 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.19%) OpenView
8 1 (0.19%) logstash
Vendors
1 243 (45.00%) Oracle
2 229 (42.41%) IBM
3 81 (15.00%) VMware
4 64 (11.85%) Microsoft
5 56 (10.37%) JBoss
6 43 (7.96%) Red Hat
7 31 (5.74%) Citrix
8 26 (4.81%) Sybase
9 25 (4.63%) Remedy
10 24 (4.44%) HP
11 22 (4.07%) SAP
12 21 (3.89%) ATG
13 18 (3.33%) Cognos
13 18 (3.33%) Software AG
14 17 (3.15%) 29West
15 16 (2.96%) TIBCO
16 15 (2.78%) Adobe
16 15 (2.78%) webMethods
16 15 (2.78%) BEA
17 13 (2.41%) LANDesk
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