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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 204 160 169
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +9
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 247 339 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.05% 1.37% 1.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.59% 7.31% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 207 167
Average daily rate
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£453 £488 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.12% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £400 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £633 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £405
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £46.23 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.13 £10.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+261.25% -70.58%
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
4420 4638 4186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.87% 18.71% 18.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3174 3201 2748
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 88 140
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £42.50 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £17.15 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+6.41% -9.73%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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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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 -28 53 £421 -11.31% 19
Paddington - 1 - -
Chiswick - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 242 (44.98%) Oracle
2 232 (43.12%) Linux
2 232 (43.12%) IBM
3 192 (35.69%) Java
4 159 (29.55%) Finance
5 154 (28.62%) WebSphere MQ
6 144 (26.77%) UNIX
7 130 (24.16%) WebLogic
8 123 (22.86%) Banking
9 118 (21.93%) Windows
10 116 (21.56%) Middleware
11 114 (21.19%) SQL
12 96 (17.84%) J2EE
13 92 (17.10%) Bash Shell
14 88 (16.36%) WebSphere Application Server
15 87 (16.17%) Agile Software Development
16 86 (15.99%) SQL Server
17 84 (15.61%) Web Services
17 84 (15.61%) Python
18 83 (15.43%) SOA
19 81 (15.06%) E-Commerce
20 77 (14.31%) XML
20 77 (14.31%) ITIL
21 76 (14.13%) VMware
22 75 (13.94%) VMware Infrastructure
23 72 (13.38%) Retail
23 72 (13.38%) Tomcat
24 71 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
25 68 (12.64%) JBoss
26 67 (12.45%) Microsoft

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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
1 130 (24.16%) WebLogic
2 88 (16.36%) WebSphere Application Server
3 72 (13.38%) Tomcat
4 68 (12.64%) JBoss
5 49 (9.11%) Apache
6 47 (8.74%) IIS
7 36 (6.69%) IBM HTTP Server
8 29 (5.39%) GlassFish
9 27 (5.02%) BizTalk Server
10 18 (3.35%) WebSphere Process Server
11 17 (3.16%) SharePoint
12 14 (2.60%) MQSeries
12 14 (2.60%) Adobe CQ
13 13 (2.42%) WebSphere Portal
14 12 (2.23%) CICS
15 11 (2.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 9 (1.67%) AquaLogic
16 9 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 7 (1.30%) Documentum
18 6 (1.12%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 18 (3.35%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (1.86%) MS Project
4 7 (1.30%) MS Office
5 5 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.19%) CPLEX
6 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (4.28%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.49%) SAP HR
3 7 (1.30%) Murex MxG2000
3 7 (1.30%) Workday HCM
4 5 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.56%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.56%) Magento
5 3 (0.56%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.37%) RMDS
7 1 (0.19%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.19%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 41 (7.62%) Amazon EC2
2 38 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.56%) Google App Engine
4 3 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.37%) IBM SmartCloud
5 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.19%) PaaS
6 1 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (10.78%) SSL
2 52 (9.67%) HTTP
3 23 (4.28%) Firewall
4 21 (3.90%) DNS
4 21 (3.90%) Internet
5 19 (3.53%) TCP/IP
6 16 (2.97%) FTP
7 12 (2.23%) SAN
8 9 (1.67%) SMTP
8 9 (1.67%) LDAP
9 8 (1.49%) WAN
10 7 (1.30%) LAN
10 7 (1.30%) HTTPS
10 7 (1.30%) iSCSI
11 6 (1.12%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (0.93%) SSH
12 5 (0.93%) IPsec
12 5 (0.93%) Intranet
13 4 (0.74%) Multicast
13 4 (0.74%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (15.99%) SQL Server
2 42 (7.81%) DB2
3 39 (7.25%) Oracle Exadata
4 37 (6.88%) Oracle Database
5 24 (4.46%) Relational Database
6 21 (3.90%) MySQL
7 15 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (2.60%) ObjectStore
9 10 (1.86%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.30%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.30%) Big Data
11 6 (1.12%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.12%) DataStage
11 6 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.93%) DbVisualizer
13 3 (0.56%) QlikView
13 3 (0.56%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.56%) HBase
14 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 29 (5.39%) JIRA
2 27 (5.02%) Eclipse
3 15 (2.79%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.79%) Introscope
4 14 (2.60%) Maven
5 12 (2.23%) Ant
5 12 (2.23%) JUnit
6 11 (2.04%) Subversion
7 7 (1.30%) NUnit
7 7 (1.30%) LoadRunner
7 7 (1.30%) SoapUI
7 7 (1.30%) Eclipse RCP
8 6 (1.12%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (0.93%) ClearCase
9 5 (0.93%) MSI
9 5 (0.93%) WiX
10 4 (0.74%) Selenium
10 4 (0.74%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 159 (29.55%) Finance
2 123 (22.86%) Banking
3 72 (13.38%) Retail
4 32 (5.95%) Financial Institution
5 31 (5.76%) Investment Banking
6 24 (4.46%) Front Office
7 13 (2.42%) Back Office
7 13 (2.42%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.42%) Marketing
8 7 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.74%) French Language
10 3 (0.56%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.56%) Legal
11 2 (0.37%) Games
11 2 (0.37%) Advertising
11 2 (0.37%) Publishing
11 2 (0.37%) International Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.19%) German Language
12 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 161 (29.93%) Developer
2 74 (13.75%) Java Developer
3 53 (9.85%) Architect
4 48 (8.92%) Administrator
5 44 (8.18%) Analyst
6 33 (6.13%) Project Manager
6 33 (6.13%) Consultant
7 30 (5.58%) WebSphere Developer
8 21 (3.90%) Applications Support
9 19 (3.53%) Linux Engineer
9 19 (3.53%) Support Analyst
10 15 (2.79%) C++ Developer
10 15 (2.79%) Python Developer
11 14 (2.60%) WebSphere Administrator
11 14 (2.60%) Cloud Engineer
12 13 (2.42%) Software Engineer
12 13 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (2.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (2.04%) Linux Administrator
15 10 (1.86%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (28.62%) WebSphere MQ
2 116 (21.56%) Middleware
3 96 (17.84%) J2EE
4 84 (15.61%) Web Services
5 77 (14.31%) XML
6 52 (9.67%) JMS
7 51 (9.48%) HTML
8 45 (8.36%) Spring
9 44 (8.18%) CSS
10 42 (7.81%) Java EE
11 39 (7.25%) .NET
12 38 (7.06%) REST
13 37 (6.88%) SOAP
13 37 (6.88%) XSLT
14 31 (5.76%) JSP
15 28 (5.20%) EJB
16 25 (4.65%) JDBC
17 24 (4.46%) Hibernate
18 23 (4.28%) Servlets
19 22 (4.09%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 71 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (9.29%) Clustering
3 27 (5.02%) Derivative
4 24 (4.46%) DataPower
5 23 (4.28%) Hedge funds
6 19 (3.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 15 (2.79%) Credit Derivative
8 12 (2.23%) Mainframe
9 10 (1.86%) iSeries
9 10 (1.86%) SWIFT
9 10 (1.86%) AS400
10 8 (1.49%) IBM Mainframe
10 8 (1.49%) PMI
11 7 (1.30%) Replication
11 7 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.12%) User Experience
12 6 (1.12%) FMCG
13 5 (0.93%) IVR
13 5 (0.93%) Equities
13 5 (0.93%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 232 (43.12%) Linux
2 144 (26.77%) UNIX
3 118 (21.93%) Windows
4 54 (10.04%) AIX
5 46 (8.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (7.06%) SELinux
7 30 (5.58%) Solaris
8 21 (3.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 19 (3.53%) Oracle Linux
10 13 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (2.04%) SUSE
12 6 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.93%) zOS
14 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.37%) HPUX
15 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.19%) Android
15 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (16.17%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (15.43%) SOA
3 81 (15.06%) E-Commerce
4 77 (14.31%) ITIL
5 51 (9.48%) OO
6 43 (7.99%) Project Management
6 43 (7.99%) Scrum
7 42 (7.81%) Release Management
8 36 (6.69%) DevOps
9 35 (6.51%) Software Engineering
10 34 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (5.76%) Configuration Management
11 31 (5.76%) MVC
12 29 (5.39%) Continuous Improvement
13 26 (4.83%) TDD
14 24 (4.46%) Performance Tuning
14 24 (4.46%) UML
15 23 (4.28%) Migration
15 23 (4.28%) High Availability
16 22 (4.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 192 (35.69%) Java
2 114 (21.19%) SQL
3 92 (17.10%) Bash Shell
4 84 (15.61%) Python
5 65 (12.08%) JavaScript
6 54 (10.04%) Perl
6 54 (10.04%) Shell Script
7 48 (8.92%) Ruby
8 33 (6.13%) C
8 33 (6.13%) Jython
9 32 (5.95%) C#
10 31 (5.76%) PowerShell
11 27 (5.02%) C++
12 17 (3.16%) Korn
13 13 (2.42%) C-shell
14 12 (2.23%) VBScript
15 10 (1.86%) VB.NET
16 9 (1.67%) XPath
17 8 (1.49%) PHP
18 7 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 21 (3.90%) Degree
3 15 (2.79%) DV Cleared
3 15 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (2.42%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (1.49%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.12%) ISEB
7 5 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.74%) RHCE
8 4 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.74%) CCNA
8 4 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.56%) RHCT
9 3 (0.56%) MCITP
9 3 (0.56%) MCSE
10 2 (0.37%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.19%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.19%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.19%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.28%) ISO 9001
2 18 (3.35%) QA
3 3 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.37%) SLA
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 75 (13.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (7.81%) Oracle RAC
3 22 (4.09%) Oracle RMAN
4 21 (3.90%) vCloud
5 20 (3.72%) XenServer
5 20 (3.72%) VMware ESX
6 9 (1.67%) NFS
6 9 (1.67%) Active Directory
7 8 (1.49%) RACF
8 6 (1.12%) Xen
9 5 (0.93%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 5 (0.93%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 5 (0.93%) KVM
10 4 (0.74%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.74%) XenApp
11 3 (0.56%) Firmware
11 3 (0.56%) vSphere
11 3 (0.56%) SRDF
12 2 (0.37%) RHEV
12 2 (0.37%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 54 (10.04%) Puppet
2 43 (7.99%) Tivoli
3 10 (1.86%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 7 (1.30%) OMEGAMON
5 5 (0.93%) Control-M
6 4 (0.74%) CA LISA
6 4 (0.74%) CA SiteMinder
7 3 (0.56%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.56%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.56%) MIMEsweeper
7 3 (0.56%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.37%) nmon
8 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.37%) SCCM
8 2 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.37%) Nagios
9 1 (0.19%) OpenView
9 1 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 242 (44.98%) Oracle
2 232 (43.12%) IBM
3 76 (14.13%) VMware
4 67 (12.45%) Microsoft
5 64 (11.90%) Red Hat
6 34 (6.32%) HP
7 26 (4.83%) Remedy
8 25 (4.65%) Citrix
8 25 (4.65%) Sybase
9 21 (3.90%) Software AG
10 19 (3.53%) LANDesk
11 17 (3.16%) ATG
11 17 (3.16%) Adobe
12 16 (2.97%) TIBCO
12 16 (2.97%) webMethods
13 13 (2.42%) hybris
13 13 (2.42%) SAP
14 10 (1.86%) BEA
14 10 (1.86%) Murex
15 9 (1.67%) Cognos
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