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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 142 106 135
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +29
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 101 131 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.08% 1.57% 1.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.12% 9.02% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 61 51
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£425 £418 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% -1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £526 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £406 £389
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £39.25 £45.00 £46.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.77% -3.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £27.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year
+42.72% -32.51%
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
1650 1452 1213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.68% 17.45% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 729 611
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 78 95
Average hourly rate £18.75 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.52 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 30 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

WebSphere Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 January 2015. 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
Hampshire -38 29 £425 +6.25% 4
Buckinghamshire -20 23 £344 -25.67% 1
Berkshire -14 22 £500 +20.48% 2
Oxfordshire -10 9 £425 - 1
East Sussex - 9 £445 - 2
Surrey -6 6 £375 +3.44% 1
West Sussex - 3 £410 - 3
Sussex - - - -
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 78 (46.99%) IBM
2 70 (42.17%) Linux
3 69 (41.57%) Java
4 50 (30.12%) WebSphere Application Server
5 44 (26.51%) WebSphere MQ
6 40 (24.10%) Oracle
7 38 (22.89%) XML
8 35 (21.08%) Finance
9 33 (19.88%) Middleware
10 32 (19.28%) UNIX
11 31 (18.67%) AIX
12 28 (16.87%) Security Cleared
13 26 (15.66%) SQL
14 25 (15.06%) Windows
15 24 (14.46%) Web Services
15 24 (14.46%) Red Hat
16 23 (13.86%) HTML
17 21 (12.65%) WebLogic
17 21 (12.65%) JMS
17 21 (12.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 20 (12.05%) SC Cleared
18 20 (12.05%) ITIL
19 19 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
20 18 (10.84%) IBM HTTP Server
20 18 (10.84%) Shell Script
20 18 (10.84%) SOAP
20 18 (10.84%) Apache
20 18 (10.84%) Solaris
20 18 (10.84%) Degree
21 17 (10.24%) Spring

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 50 (30.12%) WebSphere Application Server
2 21 (12.65%) WebLogic
3 18 (10.84%) IBM HTTP Server
3 18 (10.84%) Apache
4 15 (9.04%) JBoss
4 15 (9.04%) Tomcat
5 9 (5.42%) WebSphere Process Server
6 8 (4.82%) WebSphere Portal
6 8 (4.82%) Adobe CQ
7 7 (4.22%) FileNet
7 7 (4.22%) SharePoint
8 6 (3.61%) IIS
9 4 (2.41%) iPlanet
10 3 (1.81%) MQSeries
10 3 (1.81%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.81%) Documentum
11 2 (1.20%) Commerce Server
12 1 (0.60%) Drupal
12 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.41%) SPSS
3 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) MS Project
3 1 (0.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Maximo
2 2 (1.20%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.60%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.60%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.60%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.60%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.22%) OpenShift
3 6 (3.61%) Amazon S3
3 6 (3.61%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (2.41%) SaaS
5 3 (1.81%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.04%) DNS
1 15 (9.04%) HTTP
1 15 (9.04%) LDAP
2 14 (8.43%) SSL
3 12 (7.23%) TCP/IP
4 11 (6.63%) SAN
5 10 (6.02%) Firewall
6 7 (4.22%) MPLS
6 7 (4.22%) Ethernet
6 7 (4.22%) SDH
7 4 (2.41%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.81%) Internet
8 3 (1.81%) FTP
9 1 (0.60%) NAS
9 1 (0.60%) DMZ
9 1 (0.60%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.04%) Oracle Database
2 14 (8.43%) DB2
3 12 (7.23%) SQL Server
4 10 (6.02%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.22%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (2.41%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.41%) MySQL
7 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.81%) SQLPlus
7 3 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.20%) SQLite
9 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.60%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.60%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 9 (5.42%) Toad
2 8 (4.82%) JUnit
3 7 (4.22%) Cucumber
3 7 (4.22%) Introscope
4 3 (1.81%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.20%) Ant
5 2 (1.20%) ProC
5 2 (1.20%) ERwin
5 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.60%) Selenium
6 1 (0.60%) JIRA
6 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.60%) Maven
6 1 (0.60%) Subversion
6 1 (0.60%) PVCS
6 1 (0.60%) Rational Rose
General
1 35 (21.08%) Finance
2 14 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.42%) Banking
4 6 (3.61%) Retail
4 6 (3.61%) Publishing
5 3 (1.81%) Spanish Language
5 3 (1.81%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.81%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.20%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Front Office
7 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.60%) Automotive
7 1 (0.60%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (19.28%) Developer
2 28 (16.87%) Architect
3 15 (9.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (8.43%) Analyst
5 13 (7.83%) Java Developer
6 12 (7.23%) WebSphere Specialist
6 12 (7.23%) Applications Specialist
6 12 (7.23%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (7.23%) Administrator
6 12 (7.23%) Server Specialist
6 12 (7.23%) WebSphere Server Specialist
7 9 (5.42%) WebSphere Engineer
7 9 (5.42%) Technical Architect
7 9 (5.42%) Consultant
8 8 (4.82%) Software Engineer
9 7 (4.22%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.61%) WebSphere Administrator
10 6 (3.61%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.01%) Middleware Consultant
12 4 (2.41%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (26.51%) WebSphere MQ
2 38 (22.89%) XML
3 33 (19.88%) Middleware
4 24 (14.46%) Web Services
5 23 (13.86%) HTML
6 21 (12.65%) JMS
7 18 (10.84%) SOAP
8 17 (10.24%) Spring
9 16 (9.64%) WSDL
10 15 (9.04%) REST
11 11 (6.63%) .NET
12 10 (6.02%) HTML5
13 8 (4.82%) JDBC
13 8 (4.82%) JSP
14 7 (4.22%) Worklight
14 7 (4.22%) Java EE
14 7 (4.22%) JSON
14 7 (4.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 7 (4.22%) Struts
14 7 (4.22%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.02%) Mainframe
2 9 (5.42%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.22%) iSeries
5 6 (3.61%) Clustering
5 6 (3.61%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.61%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (3.01%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.41%) DataPower
7 4 (2.41%) PKI
8 3 (1.81%) Social Media
8 3 (1.81%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (1.81%) HACMP
8 3 (1.81%) AS400
9 2 (1.20%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.20%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.60%) Derivative
10 1 (0.60%) Statistics
10 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.60%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 70 (42.17%) Linux
2 32 (19.28%) UNIX
3 31 (18.67%) AIX
4 25 (15.06%) Windows
5 21 (12.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (10.84%) Solaris
7 7 (4.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 5 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (3.01%) zOS
9 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.41%) SUSE
9 4 (2.41%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (2.41%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.60%) CentOS
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.60%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.05%) ITIL
2 19 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (9.64%) Analytics
3 16 (9.64%) TDD
3 16 (9.64%) Software Engineering
4 15 (9.04%) TOGAF
5 14 (8.43%) SOA
6 11 (6.63%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (6.63%) Scrum
7 10 (6.02%) Migration
8 9 (5.42%) ETL
9 8 (4.82%) E-Commerce
9 8 (4.82%) UML
9 8 (4.82%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (4.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (4.22%) Data Migration
10 7 (4.22%) BDD
10 7 (4.22%) SysML
10 7 (4.22%) Systems Analysis
10 7 (4.22%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 69 (41.57%) Java
2 26 (15.66%) SQL
3 18 (10.84%) Shell Script
4 15 (9.04%) Perl
4 15 (9.04%) Bash Shell
5 12 (7.23%) PL/SQL
6 10 (6.02%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.82%) C
7 8 (4.82%) Python
8 7 (4.22%) AWK
9 6 (3.61%) Jython
9 6 (3.61%) Korn
10 4 (2.41%) C#
10 4 (2.41%) C++
11 3 (1.81%) RPG IV
11 3 (1.81%) RPG
12 2 (1.20%) RPG/400
12 2 (1.20%) XPath
13 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.60%) sed
Qualifications
1 28 (16.87%) Security Cleared
2 20 (12.05%) SC Cleared
3 18 (10.84%) Degree
4 5 (3.01%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.41%) Sun Certification
5 4 (2.41%) SCSA
6 3 (1.81%) ISEB
7 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.60%) MCSE
7 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.60%) QA
1 1 (0.60%) ISO 8583
1 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.01%) Veritas File System
1 5 (3.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 5 (3.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 4 (2.41%) vSphere
3 3 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.81%) OCFS2
3 3 (1.81%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.60%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (7.83%) Tivoli
2 5 (3.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (2.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 3 (1.81%) CA SiteMinder
5 2 (1.20%) nmon
6 1 (0.60%) WSUS
6 1 (0.60%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.60%) Puppet
6 1 (0.60%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.60%) Control-M
6 1 (0.60%) Netcool
6 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 78 (46.99%) IBM
2 40 (24.10%) Oracle
3 24 (14.46%) Red Hat
4 12 (7.23%) Sun
4 12 (7.23%) Cognos
5 9 (5.42%) Microsoft
6 8 (4.82%) Adobe
6 8 (4.82%) AppDynamics
7 7 (4.22%) MetaSolv
7 7 (4.22%) Cramer
7 7 (4.22%) Software AG
7 7 (4.22%) BEA
8 6 (3.61%) Lotus
8 6 (3.61%) HP
9 5 (3.01%) NetApp
9 5 (3.01%) Veritas
9 5 (3.01%) ILOG
10 4 (2.41%) EMC
10 4 (2.41%) SAP
10 4 (2.41%) VMware
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