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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 169 145 128
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -17
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 101 122 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.10% 1.31% 1.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.00% 7.87% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 69 64
Median daily rate £450 £425 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +10.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.87% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £35.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.15% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £36.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.47% -4.76%
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
1684 1550 1559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.41% 16.59% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1091 925 896
Median daily rate £415 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 61 72
Median hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.00% +47.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.30 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.63 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.87% +14.28%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire +7 41 £400 +23.07% 2
Berkshire -29 26 £475 -0.05% 7
Hampshire +11 21 £385 -23.00% 7
Oxfordshire +8 9 £475 +15.85%
Surrey -13 3 £425 -15.00%
Kent - 1 - -
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 115 (61.17%) IBM
2 96 (51.06%) Linux
3 72 (38.30%) Java
4 48 (25.53%) DB2
4 48 (25.53%) WebSphere Application Server
5 46 (24.47%) AIX
6 45 (23.94%) Oracle
7 44 (23.40%) Middleware
8 40 (21.28%) DevOps
9 38 (20.21%) Unix
9 38 (20.21%) Windows
10 37 (19.68%) XML
11 36 (19.15%) J2EE
11 36 (19.15%) Finance
12 33 (17.55%) Agile Software Development
12 33 (17.55%) SC Cleared
12 33 (17.55%) Security Cleared
13 32 (17.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 31 (16.49%) SOAP
14 31 (16.49%) WebSphere MQ
15 29 (15.43%) JavaScript
15 29 (15.43%) HTML
16 28 (14.89%) JBoss
17 27 (14.36%) SQL
17 27 (14.36%) Banking
18 25 (13.30%) Migration
18 25 (13.30%) IBM Integration Bus
19 23 (12.23%) WebLogic
19 23 (12.23%) Red Hat
20 22 (11.70%) CSS

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 48 (25.53%) WebSphere Application Server
2 28 (14.89%) JBoss
3 23 (12.23%) WebLogic
4 21 (11.17%) Tomcat
5 20 (10.64%) Apache
6 17 (9.04%) IIS
7 9 (4.79%) WebSphere Process Server
8 8 (4.26%) MQSeries
9 5 (2.66%) SharePoint
10 4 (2.13%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (2.13%) Node.js
10 4 (2.13%) OpenStack
11 3 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.60%) CMS
12 2 (1.06%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.53%) iPlanet
13 1 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 1 (0.53%) Oracle Service Bus
13 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (9.04%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.45%) MS Office
3 2 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.06%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Staffware
2 2 (1.06%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.53%) BusinessWare
3 1 (0.53%) Magento
3 1 (0.53%) Maximo
3 1 (0.53%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.53%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.04%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.19%) Amazon S3
3 5 (2.66%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.06%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.53%) CloudBees
6 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.64%) SSL
2 17 (9.04%) HTTP
3 13 (6.91%) LDAP
4 11 (5.85%) SMTP
5 10 (5.32%) Internet
6 7 (3.72%) WEP
7 6 (3.19%) ATM
7 6 (3.19%) FTP
7 6 (3.19%) SAN
8 5 (2.66%) Intranet
9 4 (2.13%) DNS
9 4 (2.13%) HTTPS
9 4 (2.13%) Network Security
10 3 (1.60%) Converged Networks
10 3 (1.60%) SSH
10 3 (1.60%) WinSCP
11 2 (1.06%) Firewall
12 1 (0.53%) LAN
12 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (25.53%) DB2
2 18 (9.57%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.79%) MySQL
4 5 (2.66%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.66%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.13%) Big Data
6 3 (1.60%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.06%) MarkLogic
7 2 (1.06%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.06%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.53%) DB2 UDB
8 1 (0.53%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.53%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (10.64%) Git (software)
2 16 (8.51%) Jenkins
3 13 (6.91%) JUnit
4 12 (6.38%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (4.79%) Vagrant
6 6 (3.19%) Introscope
7 5 (2.66%) Ant
7 5 (2.66%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.60%) FishEye
8 3 (1.60%) Maven
8 3 (1.60%) Subversion
8 3 (1.60%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.60%) XMLSpy
9 2 (1.06%) Burp Suite
9 2 (1.06%) Dreamweaver
9 2 (1.06%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.06%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.06%) Selenium
9 2 (1.06%) Sinon.JS
9 2 (1.06%) StarTeam
General
1 36 (19.15%) Finance
2 27 (14.36%) Banking
3 17 (9.04%) Retail
4 10 (5.32%) Spanish Language
5 7 (3.72%) Publishing
6 2 (1.06%) Back Office
6 2 (1.06%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.53%) Automotive
7 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 52 (27.66%) Developer
2 22 (11.70%) Architect
3 17 (9.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (9.04%) WebSphere Engineer
4 13 (6.91%) Consultant
5 12 (6.38%) Java Developer
6 11 (5.85%) Security Specialist
6 11 (5.85%) Technical Security Specialist
6 11 (5.85%) Technical Specialist
7 9 (4.79%) Applications Support
8 8 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.72%) Administrator
9 7 (3.72%) Analyst
9 7 (3.72%) Applications Developer
9 7 (3.72%) Designer
9 7 (3.72%) WebSphere Administrator
10 6 (3.19%) Applications Engineer
10 6 (3.19%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.19%) Team Leader
11 5 (2.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (23.40%) Middleware
2 37 (19.68%) XML
3 36 (19.15%) J2EE
4 31 (16.49%) SOAP
4 31 (16.49%) WebSphere MQ
5 29 (15.43%) HTML
6 25 (13.30%) IBM Integration Bus
7 22 (11.70%) CSS
7 22 (11.70%) HTML5
7 22 (11.70%) Web Services
8 21 (11.17%) REST
9 19 (10.11%) jQuery
10 18 (9.57%) AngularJS
10 18 (9.57%) Spring
11 16 (8.51%) .NET
11 16 (8.51%) JSON
12 11 (5.85%) Laravel
12 11 (5.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (4.26%) JDBC
13 8 (4.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.04%) Clustering
2 16 (8.51%) DataPower
3 13 (6.91%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.19%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (2.66%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.66%) FMCG
5 5 (2.66%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.13%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.13%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (2.13%) Online Banking
6 4 (2.13%) User Experience
7 3 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.60%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.60%) Web 2.0
8 2 (1.06%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.06%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.06%) Derivative
8 2 (1.06%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 96 (51.06%) Linux
2 46 (24.47%) AIX
3 38 (20.21%) Unix
3 38 (20.21%) Windows
4 32 (17.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (8.51%) CentOS
6 12 (6.38%) zOS
7 9 (4.79%) Solaris
8 7 (3.72%) Windows Server
9 5 (2.66%) SUSE
10 4 (2.13%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.53%) Debian
12 1 (0.53%) Fedora
12 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (21.28%) DevOps
2 33 (17.55%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (13.30%) Migration
4 20 (10.64%) SIEM
5 19 (10.11%) Web Development
6 17 (9.04%) SOA
7 16 (8.51%) ITIL
7 16 (8.51%) Project Management
8 15 (7.98%) High Availability
9 12 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (6.38%) Technical Analysis
9 12 (6.38%) Workflow
10 11 (5.85%) Security Operations
10 11 (5.85%) TOGAF
11 9 (4.79%) Content Enrichment
11 9 (4.79%) TDD
12 7 (3.72%) Change Management
12 7 (3.72%) Mentoring
13 6 (3.19%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (3.19%) Garbage Collection
Programming Languages
1 72 (38.30%) Java
2 29 (15.43%) JavaScript
3 27 (14.36%) SQL
4 15 (7.98%) C#
5 14 (7.45%) PHP
5 14 (7.45%) PowerShell
6 13 (6.91%) Python
6 13 (6.91%) VB
7 11 (5.85%) Korn
8 10 (5.32%) Shell Script
9 8 (4.26%) Bash Shell
9 8 (4.26%) COBOL
10 7 (3.72%) Jython
11 3 (1.60%) AWK
11 3 (1.60%) Perl
11 3 (1.60%) sed
12 2 (1.06%) C
12 2 (1.06%) VBScript
13 1 (0.53%) C++
13 1 (0.53%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 33 (17.55%) SC Cleared
1 33 (17.55%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.91%) Degree
3 3 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.06%) CCNA
5 1 (0.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (0.53%) CCSP
5 1 (0.53%) CISM
5 1 (0.53%) CISSP
5 1 (0.53%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.60%) COBIT
1 3 (1.60%) PCI DSS
1 3 (1.60%) QA
2 2 (1.06%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (9.57%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.45%) Docker
2 14 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.13%) vSphere
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.53%) ClearTrust
5 1 (0.53%) KVM
5 1 (0.53%) NFS
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.53%) Postfix
5 1 (0.53%) qmail
5 1 (0.53%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.53%) Varnish
5 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (8.51%) Ansible
2 15 (7.98%) QRadar
3 13 (6.91%) Puppet
4 7 (3.72%) CA Wily
4 7 (3.72%) Tivoli
5 6 (3.19%) SCCM
6 5 (2.66%) Nagios
6 5 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (2.13%) SCOM
8 3 (1.60%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.60%) Control-M
8 3 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.60%) Packer
8 3 (1.60%) vRealize
8 3 (1.60%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.53%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.53%) Plesk
10 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 115 (61.17%) IBM
2 45 (23.94%) Oracle
3 23 (12.23%) Red Hat
4 15 (7.98%) VMware
5 8 (4.26%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.66%) CA
6 5 (2.66%) Citrix
6 5 (2.66%) Remedy
7 4 (2.13%) HP
7 4 (2.13%) Rackspace
7 4 (2.13%) SAP
7 4 (2.13%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.60%) ATG
8 3 (1.60%) Informatica
9 2 (1.06%) Borland
9 2 (1.06%) Charles River
9 2 (1.06%) Cisco
9 2 (1.06%) Software AG
9 2 (1.06%) Veritas
9 2 (1.06%) webMethods
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