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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 146 108 85
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -23
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 118 154 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.24% 1.67% 2.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.04% 8.98% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 82 115
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £548 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +61.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -9.09%
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
1675 1715 1375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.57% 18.65% 16.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1056 925 753
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 78 90
Average hourly rate £18.68 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.88% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £47.50 £39.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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
Berkshire +27 63 £480 +12.94% 7
Buckinghamshire -25 23 £375 -11.76% 1
Hampshire -23 15 £400 -5.88% 4
Oxfordshire -20 10 £420 +5.00%
Surrey -8 7 £450 -
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 111 (45.12%) IBM
2 110 (44.72%) Java
3 85 (34.55%) DB2
4 79 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (31.71%) Linux
6 74 (30.08%) UNIX
7 66 (26.83%) AIX
8 63 (25.61%) WebSphere Application Server
9 58 (23.58%) WebSphere MQ
10 53 (21.54%) HTML
11 52 (21.14%) JavaScript
12 50 (20.33%) XML
13 46 (18.70%) Web Services
14 44 (17.89%) SQL
14 44 (17.89%) Finance
15 43 (17.48%) E-Commerce
15 43 (17.48%) Retail
16 41 (16.67%) Oracle
16 41 (16.67%) Windows
17 36 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
18 34 (13.82%) Spring
18 34 (13.82%) Solaris
19 33 (13.41%) DataPower
20 32 (13.01%) J2EE
21 30 (12.20%) CSS
21 30 (12.20%) JBoss
21 30 (12.20%) Shell Script
21 30 (12.20%) Middleware
22 27 (10.98%) JMS
22 27 (10.98%) WebLogic

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 63 (25.61%) WebSphere Application Server
2 30 (12.20%) JBoss
3 27 (10.98%) WebLogic
4 20 (8.13%) Apache
5 19 (7.72%) Tomcat
6 15 (6.10%) Commerce Server
7 11 (4.47%) MS Exchange
8 9 (3.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 8 (3.25%) IBM HTTP Server
10 6 (2.44%) MQSeries
10 6 (2.44%) WebSphere Portal
10 6 (2.44%) Apache Solr
10 6 (2.44%) Node.js
11 5 (2.03%) WebLogic Portal
11 5 (2.03%) IIS
12 4 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (1.22%) GlassFish
14 2 (0.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 2 (0.81%) iPlanet
15 1 (0.41%) Jetty
Applications
1 11 (4.47%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.03%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 21 (8.54%) Maximo
2 5 (2.03%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.63%) Staffware
3 4 (1.63%) Fredhopper
4 3 (1.22%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (1.22%) assyst
5 2 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.41%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.47%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.25%) Amazon SQS
2 8 (3.25%) Amazon S3
3 7 (2.85%) Google Analytics
4 5 (2.03%) Google Checkout
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.54%) HTTP
2 17 (6.91%) SAN
3 14 (5.69%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.07%) SSL
5 7 (2.85%) Internet
6 6 (2.44%) Firewall
7 5 (2.03%) LDAP
8 4 (1.63%) HTTPS
9 3 (1.22%) Intranet
10 2 (0.81%) FTP
10 2 (0.81%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.81%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.81%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (34.55%) DB2
2 16 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.50%) Big Data
3 9 (3.66%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.25%) DbVisualizer
4 8 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.03%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.03%) MySQL
6 4 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.81%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.81%) SAP BI
7 2 (0.81%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.81%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.41%) Informix
Development Applications
1 14 (5.69%) JUnit
1 14 (5.69%) Subversion
2 13 (5.28%) Selenium
3 9 (3.66%) LoadRunner
4 8 (3.25%) Eclipse
4 8 (3.25%) Cucumber
4 8 (3.25%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (2.85%) HP UFT
5 7 (2.85%) Introscope
6 6 (2.44%) Maven
6 6 (2.44%) SoapUI
7 5 (2.03%) ClearCase
8 4 (1.63%) Ant
8 4 (1.63%) Xcode
8 4 (1.63%) ClearQuest
8 4 (1.63%) TestComplete
8 4 (1.63%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.22%) JBehave
9 3 (1.22%) WebDriver
General
1 44 (17.89%) Finance
2 43 (17.48%) Retail
3 8 (3.25%) Marketing
4 6 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.44%) Banking
5 4 (1.63%) Automotive
5 4 (1.63%) Billing
6 3 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.81%) Publishing
7 2 (0.81%) Legal
7 2 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.41%) Back Office
8 1 (0.41%) Electronics
8 1 (0.41%) Games
8 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 81 (32.93%) Developer
2 33 (13.41%) Analyst
3 26 (10.57%) Architect
4 24 (9.76%) Java Developer
5 23 (9.35%) WebSphere Developer
6 17 (6.91%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (6.50%) Consultant
8 13 (5.28%) Ab Initio Developer
9 12 (4.88%) Project Manager
9 12 (4.88%) Senior Developer
9 12 (4.88%) Administrator
10 10 (4.07%) Software Engineer
10 10 (4.07%) Test Analyst
10 10 (4.07%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
11 9 (3.66%) Tester
12 8 (3.25%) WebSphere Specialist
12 8 (3.25%) Java Software Engineer
13 7 (2.85%) Team Leader
13 7 (2.85%) Support Analyst
13 7 (2.85%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (23.58%) WebSphere MQ
2 53 (21.54%) HTML
3 50 (20.33%) XML
4 46 (18.70%) Web Services
5 34 (13.82%) Spring
6 32 (13.01%) J2EE
7 30 (12.20%) CSS
7 30 (12.20%) Middleware
8 27 (10.98%) JMS
9 24 (9.76%) SOAP
10 20 (8.13%) Ajax
11 17 (6.91%) HTML5
12 16 (6.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 16 (6.50%) JSP
13 15 (6.10%) JSON
13 15 (6.10%) REST
14 14 (5.69%) EJB
14 14 (5.69%) Hibernate
15 13 (5.28%) Java EE
16 10 (4.07%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (13.41%) DataPower
3 18 (7.32%) Clustering
4 16 (6.50%) iSeries
5 15 (6.10%) AS400
6 11 (4.47%) Mainframe
7 9 (3.66%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.66%) Computer Science
8 8 (3.25%) User Experience
9 5 (2.03%) Data Integration
9 5 (2.03%) CMDB
10 4 (1.63%) Cryptography
10 4 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.63%) W3C
11 3 (1.22%) IVR
11 3 (1.22%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.22%) Web 2.0
11 3 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.22%) Performance Metrics
12 2 (0.81%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 78 (31.71%) Linux
2 74 (30.08%) UNIX
3 66 (26.83%) AIX
4 41 (16.67%) Windows
5 34 (13.82%) Solaris
6 12 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (3.66%) zOS
8 3 (1.22%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.22%) Android
9 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (17.48%) E-Commerce
3 25 (10.16%) TDD
4 22 (8.94%) Analytics
5 21 (8.54%) Performance Tuning
5 21 (8.54%) SOA
6 20 (8.13%) High Availability
7 18 (7.32%) Mentoring
7 18 (7.32%) OO
7 18 (7.32%) ITIL
8 17 (6.91%) Configuration Management
8 17 (6.91%) Unit Testing
8 17 (6.91%) System Testing
9 15 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (5.69%) B2C
11 13 (5.28%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (4.88%) B2B
13 11 (4.47%) Scrum
13 11 (4.47%) Software Engineering
13 11 (4.47%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 110 (44.72%) Java
2 52 (21.14%) JavaScript
3 44 (17.89%) SQL
4 30 (12.20%) Shell Script
5 16 (6.50%) Korn
6 11 (4.47%) Python
7 8 (3.25%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.85%) Jython
9 5 (2.03%) C#
10 4 (1.63%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.22%) XPath
11 3 (1.22%) C
11 3 (1.22%) Perl
12 2 (0.81%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.81%) ABAP
12 2 (0.81%) COBOL
12 2 (0.81%) SAPscript
12 2 (0.81%) JCL
12 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (6.10%) Degree
2 12 (4.88%) IBM Certification
3 7 (2.85%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.85%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (2.44%) ISEB
5 3 (1.22%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.91%) QA
2 3 (1.22%) SLA
3 2 (0.81%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (4.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 11 (4.47%) Oracle Clusterware
2 9 (3.66%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 20 (8.13%) Tivoli
2 18 (7.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (2.44%) CA Wily
4 5 (2.03%) Netcool
4 5 (2.03%) XenMobile
4 5 (2.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (1.22%) SCCM
6 2 (0.81%) SCOM
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.81%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.41%) Ansible
7 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.41%) yum
7 1 (0.41%) Puppet
7 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 111 (45.12%) IBM
2 41 (16.67%) Oracle
3 24 (9.76%) Microsoft
4 19 (7.72%) SAP
5 17 (6.91%) Ab Initio
6 16 (6.50%) Red Hat
7 13 (5.28%) Citrix
7 13 (5.28%) Adobe
7 13 (5.28%) Google
8 10 (4.07%) Coremetrics
8 10 (4.07%) Sun
8 10 (4.07%) TIBCO
8 10 (4.07%) Remedy
9 7 (2.85%) VMware
10 6 (2.44%) HP
11 5 (2.03%) Infovista
11 5 (2.03%) BMC
11 5 (2.03%) Amdocs
11 5 (2.03%) Pega
11 5 (2.03%) Sitecore
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