The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 169 151 101
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -50
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 91 104 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.07% 1.10% 1.71%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.89% 6.14% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 54 73
Average daily rate £450 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £528 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £406
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £39.25 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +42.72%
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 South East region.

Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1544 1693 1517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.11% 17.86% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 973 949 760
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 75 82
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £15.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +23.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.53 £45.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in the South East

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere across the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

WebSphere Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

WebSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

WebSphere Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Buckinghamshire +19 34 £425 +30.76% 6
Hampshire 0 25 £473 +11.17% 3
Berkshire +2 16 £338 -32.50% 13
Surrey -4 6 £425 -6.59% 5
Oxfordshire +2 5 £520 +22.35% 1
West Sussex +5 3 £401 -3.31% 1
Middlesex 0 1 £500 +85.18%
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 146 (52.14%) IBM
2 125 (44.64%) Java
2 125 (44.64%) Linux
3 88 (31.43%) WebSphere Application Server
4 84 (30.00%) AIX
5 71 (25.36%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (24.29%) DB2
7 64 (22.86%) Finance
8 62 (22.14%) J2EE
9 55 (19.64%) JavaScript
9 55 (19.64%) WebSphere MQ
10 54 (19.29%) Oracle
11 53 (18.93%) Unix
12 51 (18.21%) Windows
13 48 (17.14%) SC Cleared
13 48 (17.14%) Security Cleared
14 46 (16.43%) HTTP
15 44 (15.71%) HTML
16 43 (15.36%) WebLogic
17 42 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
18 41 (14.64%) XML
18 41 (14.64%) Middleware
18 41 (14.64%) Degree
19 40 (14.29%) Python
20 39 (13.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 39 (13.93%) AngularJS
21 38 (13.57%) Amazon AWS
22 37 (13.21%) NoSQL
22 37 (13.21%) Data Modelling
23 35 (12.50%) Red Hat

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 88 (31.43%) WebSphere Application Server
2 43 (15.36%) WebLogic
3 32 (11.43%) WebSphere Process Server
4 30 (10.71%) Node.js
5 28 (10.00%) Apache
6 26 (9.29%) IBM HTTP Server
7 25 (8.93%) JBoss
8 16 (5.71%) Tomcat
9 13 (4.64%) IIS
10 11 (3.93%) Commerce Server
11 6 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (1.79%) CMS
12 5 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (1.79%) Liferay
12 5 (1.79%) WebSphere Portal
13 4 (1.43%) FileNet
13 4 (1.43%) MQSeries
13 4 (1.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 3 (1.07%) Apache Solr
14 3 (1.07%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (4.64%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.21%) MS Office
3 5 (1.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.79%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) Fredhopper
1 4 (1.43%) Magento
2 1 (0.36%) BASE24
2 1 (0.36%) BusinessWare
2 1 (0.36%) Maximo
2 1 (0.36%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Retail
2 1 (0.36%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 38 (13.57%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.93%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.86%) Amazon S3
4 8 (2.86%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (1.07%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.36%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (16.43%) HTTP
2 28 (10.00%) SSL
3 15 (5.36%) TCP/IP
4 13 (4.64%) LDAP
4 13 (4.64%) SAN
5 10 (3.57%) Internet
6 8 (2.86%) FTP
7 7 (2.50%) Firewall
7 7 (2.50%) HTTPS
7 7 (2.50%) SSH
8 6 (2.14%) Intranet
9 5 (1.79%) ATM
9 5 (1.79%) SMTP
10 4 (1.43%) Converged Networks
10 4 (1.43%) Network Security
11 3 (1.07%) WEP
11 3 (1.07%) Wireless
12 2 (0.71%) DNS
13 1 (0.36%) S/MIME
13 1 (0.36%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (24.29%) DB2
2 37 (13.21%) NoSQL
3 34 (12.14%) Big Data
4 29 (10.36%) Hadoop
5 27 (9.64%) MongoDB
6 20 (7.14%) SQL Server
7 11 (3.93%) DB2 UDB
8 8 (2.86%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.50%) MySQL
10 6 (2.14%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (1.07%) DataStage
13 3 (1.07%) IBM InfoSphere
13 3 (1.07%) QualityStage
14 2 (0.71%) HBase
14 2 (0.71%) PowerCenter
15 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
15 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
15 1 (0.36%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 28 (10.00%) Selenium
2 26 (9.29%) Introscope
3 12 (4.29%) JUnit
4 11 (3.93%) Eclipse
5 9 (3.21%) ClearCase
5 9 (3.21%) ClearQuest
6 8 (2.86%) Cucumber
6 8 (2.86%) Mockito
7 6 (2.14%) Git (software)
8 5 (1.79%) Dreamweaver
8 5 (1.79%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.07%) FishEye
9 3 (1.07%) Subversion
9 3 (1.07%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.71%) Ant
10 2 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.71%) StarTeam
11 1 (0.36%) JIRA
11 1 (0.36%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.36%) Toad
General
1 64 (22.86%) Finance
2 27 (9.64%) Publishing
3 22 (7.86%) Retail
4 20 (7.14%) Banking
5 14 (5.00%) Spanish Language
6 8 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.14%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.07%) Billing
9 2 (0.71%) Back Office
10 1 (0.36%) Automotive
10 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 72 (25.71%) Developer
2 53 (18.93%) Architect
3 35 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 29 (10.36%) Analyst
5 25 (8.93%) Consultant
6 21 (7.50%) Administrator
7 20 (7.14%) WebSphere Administrator
8 17 (6.07%) Java Developer
9 16 (5.71%) Big Data Architect
9 16 (5.71%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 16 (5.71%) Data Architect
10 14 (5.00%) WebSphere Consultant
11 13 (4.64%) Software Engineer
12 12 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (4.29%) WebSphere Developer
13 11 (3.93%) AWS Architect
13 11 (3.93%) Junior
14 10 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
15 9 (3.21%) Project Manager
15 9 (3.21%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (22.14%) J2EE
2 55 (19.64%) WebSphere MQ
3 44 (15.71%) HTML
4 41 (14.64%) Middleware
4 41 (14.64%) XML
5 39 (13.93%) AngularJS
6 35 (12.50%) SOAP
7 32 (11.43%) Web Services
8 31 (11.07%) IBM Integration Bus
9 29 (10.36%) CSS
10 27 (9.64%) HTML5
10 27 (9.64%) Natural Language Processing
11 18 (6.43%) JMS
11 18 (6.43%) JSON
12 16 (5.71%) jQuery
12 16 (5.71%) REST
13 15 (5.36%) JDBC
13 15 (5.36%) Spring
14 13 (4.64%) JNDI
15 10 (3.57%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (11.07%) DataPower
3 28 (10.00%) Algorithms
4 20 (7.14%) Clustering
5 11 (3.93%) Mainframe
6 9 (3.21%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.50%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.14%) Biometrics
8 6 (2.14%) Cryptography
8 6 (2.14%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.14%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.43%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.43%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.43%) User Experience
9 4 (1.43%) Web 2.0
10 3 (1.07%) AS400
10 3 (1.07%) Statistics
11 2 (0.71%) CMDB
11 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.71%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 125 (44.64%) Linux
2 84 (30.00%) AIX
3 53 (18.93%) Unix
4 51 (18.21%) Windows
5 39 (13.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (11.43%) CentOS
7 18 (6.43%) Solaris
8 9 (3.21%) zOS
9 6 (2.14%) SUSE
10 5 (1.79%) Windows Server
11 4 (1.43%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.36%) Android
14 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.36%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (25.36%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (13.21%) Data Modelling
3 34 (12.14%) Content Enrichment
3 34 (12.14%) TOGAF
4 33 (11.79%) Analytics
5 29 (10.36%) Enterprise Architecture
5 29 (10.36%) Waterfall
6 27 (9.64%) Content Management
6 27 (9.64%) Data Analysis
6 27 (9.64%) Data Analytics
6 27 (9.64%) Machine Learning
6 27 (9.64%) Zachman Framework
7 24 (8.57%) E-Commerce
8 19 (6.79%) High Availability
9 18 (6.43%) ITIL
10 17 (6.07%) Mentoring
10 17 (6.07%) Migration
11 14 (5.00%) Project Management
12 13 (4.64%) Change Management
12 13 (4.64%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 125 (44.64%) Java
2 55 (19.64%) JavaScript
3 40 (14.29%) Python
4 32 (11.43%) SQL
5 24 (8.57%) Shell Script
6 23 (8.21%) Korn
7 17 (6.07%) Bash Shell
8 14 (5.00%) Jython
9 7 (2.50%) C#
10 6 (2.14%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.14%) VB
11 5 (1.79%) COBOL
11 5 (1.79%) PHP
12 4 (1.43%) AWK
12 4 (1.43%) sed
13 3 (1.07%) C
14 2 (0.71%) C++
15 1 (0.36%) JCL
15 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 48 (17.14%) SC Cleared
1 48 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 41 (14.64%) Degree
3 6 (2.14%) IBM Certification
4 5 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.43%) CCNA
5 4 (1.43%) CISSP
5 4 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.07%) CEH
6 3 (1.07%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.36%) CCSP
7 1 (0.36%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.50%) QA
2 6 (2.14%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.43%) COBIT
4 3 (1.07%) SDET
4 3 (1.07%) SLA
5 2 (0.71%) WCAG
6 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.14%) Docker
4 5 (1.79%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.79%) Oracle Clusterware
5 4 (1.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (1.43%) vSphere
6 1 (0.36%) ClearTrust
6 1 (0.36%) NDS
6 1 (0.36%) Novell eDirectory
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (10.00%) CA Wily
2 11 (3.93%) QRadar
3 7 (2.50%) Tivoli
4 6 (2.14%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.43%) SCCM
5 4 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.07%) Control-M
6 3 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.07%) Packer
6 3 (1.07%) vRealize
7 2 (0.71%) SCOM
7 2 (0.71%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.36%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 146 (52.14%) IBM
2 54 (19.29%) Oracle
3 35 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 24 (8.57%) CA
5 12 (4.29%) Microsoft
5 12 (4.29%) VMware
6 8 (2.86%) Ab Initio
7 7 (2.50%) Cisco
8 6 (2.14%) Citrix
8 6 (2.14%) SAP
9 5 (1.79%) FatWire
9 5 (1.79%) HP
9 5 (1.79%) Remedy
10 4 (1.43%) AppDynamics
10 4 (1.43%) ATG
10 4 (1.43%) Demandware
10 4 (1.43%) hybris
10 4 (1.43%) Intershop
10 4 (1.43%) Vignette
11 3 (1.07%) Google
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