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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 182 118 126
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +8
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 77 116 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.78% 1.36% 1.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.49% 7.95% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 60 65
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£378 £400 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.62% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £475 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £400 £419
% change year-on-year
-2.81% -4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £38.13 £45.00 £46.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.27% -3.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -40.86%
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
1716 1460 1403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.45% 17.11% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 782 724
Average daily rate £375 £361 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 74 91
Average hourly rate £19.38 £14.50 £19.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.65% -24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.05 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.74% -7.89%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
Hampshire -38 26 £388 -3.12% 2
Buckinghamshire -17 20 £348 -13.12% 1
Berkshire -26 15 £400 -3.61% 6
East Sussex - 6 £445 - 1
Surrey -13 3 £345 -8.00% 1
Middlesex - 2 - -
West Sussex - 1 £320 - 2
Sussex - - - -
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 93 (53.45%) IBM
2 65 (37.36%) Java
3 53 (30.46%) WebSphere MQ
4 49 (28.16%) Oracle
5 44 (25.29%) Linux
6 43 (24.71%) WebSphere Application Server
7 40 (22.99%) Middleware
8 36 (20.69%) SQL
9 34 (19.54%) UNIX
9 34 (19.54%) Finance
10 33 (18.97%) XML
11 30 (17.24%) AIX
12 27 (15.52%) HTML
13 25 (14.37%) Red Hat
14 24 (13.79%) Security Cleared
15 22 (12.64%) ITIL
16 21 (12.07%) Windows
16 21 (12.07%) JMS
16 21 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
17 20 (11.49%) DB2
17 20 (11.49%) E-Commerce
18 19 (10.92%) Shell Script
18 19 (10.92%) Oracle Database
19 18 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 18 (10.34%) Tivoli
19 18 (10.34%) Telecoms
19 18 (10.34%) TOGAF
19 18 (10.34%) JavaScript
19 18 (10.34%) SOAP
19 18 (10.34%) LDAP

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 43 (24.71%) WebSphere Application Server
2 14 (8.05%) WebLogic
2 14 (8.05%) JBoss
3 12 (6.90%) Apache
3 12 (6.90%) IBM HTTP Server
4 11 (6.32%) WebSphere Process Server
4 11 (6.32%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.60%) SharePoint
6 7 (4.02%) MQSeries
7 6 (3.45%) FileNet
7 6 (3.45%) WebSphere Portal
8 5 (2.87%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (2.30%) Commerce Server
10 3 (1.72%) Documentum
10 3 (1.72%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.15%) IIS
11 2 (1.15%) Drupal
11 2 (1.15%) Adobe CQ
12 1 (0.57%) Liferay
12 1 (0.57%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 5 (2.87%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.72%) SPSS
3 2 (1.15%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.15%) MS Office
4 1 (0.57%) MS Project
4 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.02%) Maximo
2 3 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.72%) Staffware
3 2 (1.15%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.57%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.57%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.57%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.57%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.02%) OpenShift
2 4 (2.30%) SaaS
3 3 (1.72%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.34%) LDAP
2 14 (8.05%) SAN
3 12 (6.90%) HTTP
3 12 (6.90%) TCP/IP
4 11 (6.32%) DNS
4 11 (6.32%) SSL
4 11 (6.32%) Firewall
5 7 (4.02%) MPLS
5 7 (4.02%) SDH
5 7 (4.02%) Ethernet
6 5 (2.87%) Kerberos
7 3 (1.72%) FTP
7 3 (1.72%) Internet
8 1 (0.57%) DMZ
8 1 (0.57%) Intranet
8 1 (0.57%) NAS
8 1 (0.57%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.49%) DB2
2 19 (10.92%) Oracle Database
3 13 (7.47%) SQL Server
4 8 (4.60%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (2.30%) SQLPlus
5 4 (2.30%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.30%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.15%) SQLite
7 2 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.57%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.57%) Big Data
8 1 (0.57%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.57%) DataStage
8 1 (0.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (5.75%) Toad
2 4 (2.30%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.72%) Ant
3 3 (1.72%) Introscope
4 2 (1.15%) ERwin
4 2 (1.15%) Rational Rose
4 2 (1.15%) Maven
4 2 (1.15%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.57%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.57%) JIRA
5 1 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.57%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (0.57%) JUnit
5 1 (0.57%) PVCS
5 1 (0.57%) ProC
5 1 (0.57%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 34 (19.54%) Finance
2 18 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 17 (9.77%) Retail
4 8 (4.60%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.87%) Banking
6 4 (2.30%) Publishing
7 3 (1.72%) Marketing
7 3 (1.72%) Electronics
8 2 (1.15%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.15%) Legal
9 1 (0.57%) Advertising
9 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.57%) Automotive
9 1 (0.57%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 36 (20.69%) Architect
2 31 (17.82%) Developer
3 29 (16.67%) Analyst
4 21 (12.07%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (5.75%) Technical Architect
6 9 (5.17%) Business Analyst
6 9 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (4.60%) Programmer
7 8 (4.60%) Project Manager
7 8 (4.60%) Consultant
8 7 (4.02%) Analyst Programmer
8 7 (4.02%) Java Developer
8 7 (4.02%) RPG Programmer
8 7 (4.02%) RPG Analyst Programmer
8 7 (4.02%) Middleware Consultant
8 7 (4.02%) Mobile Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.45%) WebSphere Developer
9 6 (3.45%) Administrator
9 6 (3.45%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.45%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (30.46%) WebSphere MQ
2 40 (22.99%) Middleware
3 33 (18.97%) XML
4 27 (15.52%) HTML
5 21 (12.07%) JMS
6 18 (10.34%) SOAP
7 16 (9.20%) WSDL
8 15 (8.62%) Web Services
9 11 (6.32%) Spring
9 11 (6.32%) .NET
9 11 (6.32%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 10 (5.75%) J2EE
10 10 (5.75%) JSP
11 9 (5.17%) CSS
11 9 (5.17%) JDBC
12 8 (4.60%) Struts
12 8 (4.60%) Java EE
12 8 (4.60%) Dojo
12 8 (4.60%) REST
13 7 (4.02%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.62%) Mobile App
2 11 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.17%) iSeries
4 8 (4.60%) N-Tier
5 7 (4.02%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.45%) Mainframe
6 6 (3.45%) DataPower
7 4 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.30%) HACMP
7 4 (2.30%) PKI
7 4 (2.30%) Clustering
8 3 (1.72%) DTV
8 3 (1.72%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (1.72%) Social Media
9 2 (1.15%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.15%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.15%) PMI
9 2 (1.15%) AS400
10 1 (0.57%) Replication
10 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 44 (25.29%) Linux
2 34 (19.54%) UNIX
3 30 (17.24%) AIX
4 21 (12.07%) Windows
5 18 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (8.62%) Solaris
7 6 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.87%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (2.30%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (2.30%) zOS
9 4 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.15%) SUSE
12 1 (0.57%) Android
12 1 (0.57%) HPUX
12 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.57%) CentOS
12 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (12.64%) ITIL
2 21 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (11.49%) E-Commerce
4 18 (10.34%) TOGAF
5 16 (9.20%) SOA
6 13 (7.47%) Scrum
6 13 (7.47%) Software Engineering
6 13 (7.47%) Enterprise Architecture
7 12 (6.90%) Migration
8 9 (5.17%) PRINCE2
8 9 (5.17%) UML
8 9 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (4.60%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (4.60%) TDD
9 8 (4.60%) Systems Analysis
9 8 (4.60%) Data Migration
10 7 (4.02%) SysML
10 7 (4.02%) Six Sigma
10 7 (4.02%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 65 (37.36%) Java
2 36 (20.69%) SQL
3 19 (10.92%) Shell Script
4 18 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 13 (7.47%) Perl
6 12 (6.90%) PL/SQL
7 9 (5.17%) RPG
7 9 (5.17%) RPG IV
8 8 (4.60%) Korn
8 8 (4.60%) C
8 8 (4.60%) Objective-C
9 7 (4.02%) AWK
9 7 (4.02%) Bash Shell
10 6 (3.45%) Python
11 4 (2.30%) C#
12 3 (1.72%) C++
13 2 (1.15%) COBOL
13 2 (1.15%) Jython
13 2 (1.15%) RPG/400
13 2 (1.15%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.62%) Degree
2 15 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.87%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.30%) ISEB
5 3 (1.72%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.15%) SCSA
6 2 (1.15%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.57%) PMP
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.57%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.57%) MCSE
7 1 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.57%) SLA
1 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.57%) ISO 8583
1 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (4.02%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 5 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.87%) vSphere
3 4 (2.30%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.30%) OCFS2
4 3 (1.72%) Veritas File System
4 3 (1.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.57%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 18 (10.34%) Tivoli
2 7 (4.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (2.87%) CA SiteMinder
4 4 (2.30%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (1.15%) nmon
6 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 93 (53.45%) IBM
2 49 (28.16%) Oracle
3 25 (14.37%) Red Hat
4 14 (8.05%) Sun
5 10 (5.75%) Microsoft
5 10 (5.75%) SAP
6 7 (4.02%) Cognos
6 7 (4.02%) HP
6 7 (4.02%) Software AG
6 7 (4.02%) BEA
6 7 (4.02%) MetaSolv
6 7 (4.02%) Cramer
7 6 (3.45%) ILOG
7 6 (3.45%) Lotus
7 6 (3.45%) NetApp
7 6 (3.45%) VMware
7 6 (3.45%) AppDynamics
8 5 (2.87%) CA
8 5 (2.87%) EMC
9 4 (2.30%) Dell
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