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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere
England / South East
Rank 131 142 153
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +11
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 101 110 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.39% 1.34% 1.08%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.05% 7.79% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 51 53
Median daily rate £500 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £520 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £39.25

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
1116 1412 1623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.31% 17.21% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 860 941
Median daily rate £425 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 57 68
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.64 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +35 57 £435 -3.33% 5
Oxfordshire +14 23 £550 +5.76%
Berkshire +16 11 £500 +38.88% 4
Surrey +19 5 £650 +52.94% 2
Buckinghamshire -38 4 £560 +35.75% 2
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 128 (60.09%) Linux
2 103 (48.36%) Java
3 87 (40.85%) WebSphere Application Server
4 83 (38.97%) JBoss
5 80 (37.56%) IBM
6 62 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (24.88%) Oracle
8 50 (23.47%) Tomcat
9 48 (22.54%) Spring
10 46 (21.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 44 (20.66%) JUnit
11 44 (20.66%) XML
11 44 (20.66%) DevOps
12 43 (20.19%) SQL
13 42 (19.72%) Red Hat
13 42 (19.72%) Jenkins
14 41 (19.25%) Web Services
14 41 (19.25%) Shell Script
15 40 (18.78%) WebSphere MQ
15 40 (18.78%) Security Cleared
16 39 (18.31%) SC Cleared
17 38 (17.84%) DB2
18 36 (16.90%) WebLogic
18 36 (16.90%) TDD
18 36 (16.90%) Cucumber
19 35 (16.43%) HTML
19 35 (16.43%) Migration
20 32 (15.02%) AIX
21 31 (14.55%) E-Commerce
21 31 (14.55%) IBM Integration Bus

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 87 (40.85%) WebSphere Application Server
2 83 (38.97%) JBoss
3 50 (23.47%) Tomcat
4 36 (16.90%) WebLogic
5 30 (14.08%) Apache
6 25 (11.74%) WebSphere Process Server
7 21 (9.86%) Apache Geronimo
7 21 (9.86%) Apache TomEE
8 11 (5.16%) Alfresco
9 10 (4.69%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (4.69%) Commerce Server
9 10 (4.69%) IBM HTTP Server
10 9 (4.23%) ATG Dynamo
11 8 (3.76%) SharePoint
11 8 (3.76%) Tuxedo
12 6 (2.82%) IIS
13 5 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (1.41%) Confluence
14 3 (1.41%) OpenStack
14 3 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.76%) Fredhopper
2 7 (3.29%) Maximo
3 4 (1.88%) Staffware
4 2 (0.94%) Magento
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.15%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (8.92%) Amazon S3
3 17 (7.98%) GitHub
4 15 (7.04%) Amazon SQS
5 8 (3.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (2.82%) IBM Cloud
6 6 (2.82%) SoftLayer
7 4 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.41%) PaaS
9 2 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.98%) SAN
2 12 (5.63%) HTTP
3 7 (3.29%) ATM
3 7 (3.29%) Firewall
3 7 (3.29%) SMTP
4 6 (2.82%) HTTPS
5 5 (2.35%) SSL
6 4 (1.88%) LDAP
7 1 (0.47%) Internet
7 1 (0.47%) Intranet
7 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (17.84%) DB2
2 12 (5.63%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.29%) Hadoop
3 7 (3.29%) IBM BigInsights
3 7 (3.29%) Neo4j
4 6 (2.82%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (1.88%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.41%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.47%) MySQL
7 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 44 (20.66%) JUnit
2 42 (19.72%) Jenkins
3 36 (16.90%) Cucumber
4 23 (10.80%) Subversion
5 22 (10.33%) Git (software)
6 21 (9.86%) Maven
7 17 (7.98%) Mockito
8 11 (5.16%) Selenium
9 9 (4.23%) Ant
9 9 (4.23%) Log4j
10 6 (2.82%) JIRA
10 6 (2.82%) Vagrant
11 4 (1.88%) Bitbucket
12 3 (1.41%) Introscope
13 2 (0.94%) JMeter
13 2 (0.94%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.94%) TestNG
14 1 (0.47%) Artifactory
14 1 (0.47%) JBehave
14 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (11.74%) Publishing
2 24 (11.27%) Finance
3 11 (5.16%) Banking
4 9 (4.23%) Billing
5 6 (2.82%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.82%) Retail
6 4 (1.88%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 75 (35.21%) Developer
2 47 (22.07%) Java Developer
3 22 (10.33%) Software Engineer
4 20 (9.39%) Java Engineer
5 19 (8.92%) Architect
5 19 (8.92%) Java Software Engineer
6 18 (8.45%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 18 (8.45%) Java Software Developer
7 16 (7.51%) WebSphere Specialist
8 13 (6.10%) Analyst
8 13 (6.10%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (5.63%) Software Developer
10 10 (4.69%) AIX Engineer
10 10 (4.69%) AWS Developer
10 10 (4.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 10 (4.69%) Senior Developer
11 9 (4.23%) Administrator
11 9 (4.23%) Applications Specialist
11 9 (4.23%) AWS Engineer
11 9 (4.23%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (22.54%) Spring
2 44 (20.66%) XML
3 41 (19.25%) Web Services
4 40 (18.78%) WebSphere MQ
5 35 (16.43%) HTML
6 31 (14.55%) IBM Integration Bus
7 29 (13.62%) JSON
8 28 (13.15%) Middleware
9 26 (12.21%) REST
10 25 (11.74%) J2EE
11 24 (11.27%) Java EE
12 18 (8.45%) CSS
13 15 (7.04%) EJB
13 15 (7.04%) HTML5
14 14 (6.57%) Ajax
14 14 (6.57%) JMS
14 14 (6.57%) SOAP
15 13 (6.10%) JDBC
16 11 (5.16%) RESTful
17 10 (4.69%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (5.16%) Mainframe
3 4 (1.88%) Biometrics
3 4 (1.88%) Clustering
3 4 (1.88%) Cryptography
4 3 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.41%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.41%) Private Cloud
5 2 (0.94%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.47%) AS400
6 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.47%) DataPower
6 1 (0.47%) iSeries
6 1 (0.47%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 128 (60.09%) Linux
2 46 (21.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 32 (15.02%) AIX
4 20 (9.39%) Unix
5 17 (7.98%) Solaris
6 15 (7.04%) Windows
7 11 (5.16%) zOS
8 4 (1.88%) CentOS
8 4 (1.88%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (20.66%) DevOps
3 36 (16.90%) TDD
4 35 (16.43%) Migration
5 31 (14.55%) E-Commerce
6 29 (13.62%) Scrum
7 28 (13.15%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (13.15%) Open Source
8 27 (12.68%) BPEL
8 27 (12.68%) BPMN
9 23 (10.80%) Software Engineering
10 22 (10.33%) BDD
10 22 (10.33%) Unit Testing
11 20 (9.39%) Pair Programming
12 19 (8.92%) Performance Tuning
13 18 (8.45%) Web Development
14 17 (7.98%) Analytics
15 15 (7.04%) ITIL
16 14 (6.57%) Content Enrichment
17 11 (5.16%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (48.36%) Java
2 43 (20.19%) SQL
3 41 (19.25%) Shell Script
4 26 (12.21%) JavaScript
5 25 (11.74%) Bash Shell
6 20 (9.39%) Python
7 10 (4.69%) Korn
8 6 (2.82%) Ruby
9 4 (1.88%) Jython
10 1 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 40 (18.78%) Security Cleared
2 39 (18.31%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.69%) Degree
4 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.47%) ISEB
4 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.16%) QA
2 5 (2.35%) PA-DSS
2 5 (2.35%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.41%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.94%) SDET
System Software
1 21 (9.86%) Docker
2 9 (4.23%) Oracle Clusterware
2 9 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.76%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (10.33%) Puppet
2 12 (5.63%) Tivoli
3 11 (5.16%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (4.69%) Packer
5 9 (4.23%) QRadar
6 8 (3.76%) SCCM
7 7 (3.29%) Ansible
7 7 (3.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (3.29%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.88%) CA Wily
8 4 (1.88%) Pingdom
9 3 (1.41%) Consul
9 3 (1.41%) Terraform
10 2 (0.94%) Kibana
10 2 (0.94%) logstash
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 80 (37.56%) IBM
2 53 (24.88%) Oracle
3 42 (19.72%) Red Hat
4 15 (7.04%) ATG
5 12 (5.63%) AppDynamics
6 10 (4.69%) Microsoft
6 10 (4.69%) VMware
7 9 (4.23%) NetCracker
8 8 (3.76%) Splunk
9 6 (2.82%) Comptel
10 4 (1.88%) ILOG
10 4 (1.88%) PagerDuty
10 4 (1.88%) SAP
11 3 (1.41%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.41%) hybris
12 1 (0.47%) Charles River
12 1 (0.47%) Citrix
12 1 (0.47%) MuleSoft
12 1 (0.47%) TIBCO
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