The table below looks at the prevalence of the term DataPower in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DataPower over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere DataPower
Rank 546 537 566
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +29
Contract jobs citing DataPower 58 50 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.100% 0.095% 0.057%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.30% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 33 12
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£475 £475 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £426 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £545 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £495 £444
% change year-on-year
-4.04% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17811 16536 17521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.69% 31.32% 30.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10937 10252 10194
Average daily rate £410 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 726 660 892
Average hourly rate £18.26 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

DataPower
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DataPower within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

DataPower Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DataPower
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DataPower within the UK.

DataPower Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DataPower
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DataPower within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

DataPower Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DataPower
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DataPower within the UK.

DataPower Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DataPower
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DataPower within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 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
England -20 48 £475 -1.55% 4
London +8 17 £475 +3.26% 4
South East -16 10 £380 -22.44%
Scotland -7 9 £475 +5.55%
Edinburgh +3 6 £475 +5.55%
East Midlands +5 5 £600 +17.07%
Surrey - 4 £380 -
Reading +17 3 - -
Berkshire -4 3 - -
West Sussex +8 2 £380 -
Glasgow - 2 £350 -
City of London +22 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Brentwood - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Redhill - - - -
East of England - - - -

DataPower
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DataPower 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 DataPower.

1 81 (69.23%) IBM
2 72 (61.54%) WebSphere
3 61 (52.14%) WebSphere MQ
4 39 (33.33%) Linux
5 37 (31.62%) SOA
6 36 (30.77%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 30 (25.64%) UNIX
8 29 (24.79%) AIX
9 27 (23.08%) Windows
10 26 (22.22%) Middleware
11 23 (19.66%) Analytical Skills
12 21 (17.95%) webMethods
12 21 (17.95%) Finance
13 18 (15.38%) SSL
13 18 (15.38%) Software AG
13 18 (15.38%) Java
13 18 (15.38%) SOAP
14 17 (14.53%) XML
14 17 (14.53%) Oracle
14 17 (14.53%) Python
15 16 (13.68%) WebSphere Application Server
15 16 (13.68%) Bash Shell
16 14 (11.97%) SAP
17 13 (11.11%) Red Hat
17 13 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 12 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
18 12 (10.26%) Microsoft
19 11 (9.40%) WebLogic
19 11 (9.40%) Solaris
19 11 (9.40%) UML

DataPower
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DataPower 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 DataPower. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 72 (61.54%) WebSphere
2 16 (13.68%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (9.40%) WebLogic
4 9 (7.69%) IIS
5 6 (5.13%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (4.27%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.42%) Apache
8 3 (2.56%) WebSphere Process Server
8 3 (2.56%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.71%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 2 (1.71%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (1.71%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (1.71%) CMS
10 1 (0.85%) PegaRULES
10 1 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.85%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.85%) TeamSite
10 1 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (3.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.71%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.85%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.85%) SaaS
2 1 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.38%) SSL
2 9 (7.69%) HTTP
2 9 (7.69%) Firewall
3 6 (5.13%) DMZ
3 6 (5.13%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.27%) FTP
5 4 (3.42%) DNS
5 4 (3.42%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (2.56%) ATM
7 2 (1.71%) LDAP
7 2 (1.71%) Internet
7 2 (1.71%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.85%) Wireless
8 1 (0.85%) SSH
8 1 (0.85%) Network Security
8 1 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.85%) WAAS
8 1 (0.85%) VPN
8 1 (0.85%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.85%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.84%) DB2
2 7 (5.98%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.42%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.56%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.71%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (1.71%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.85%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.85%) Big Data
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (5.13%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.85%) MSBuild
2 1 (0.85%) T4 Templates
2 1 (0.85%) VisualVM
2 1 (0.85%) Ant
2 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.85%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.85%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.85%) JDeveloper
2 1 (0.85%) ReSharper
2 1 (0.85%) FxCop
General
1 21 (17.95%) Finance
2 8 (6.84%) Banking
3 6 (5.13%) Retail
4 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.56%) Advertising
5 2 (1.71%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.71%) Automotive
5 2 (1.71%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.85%) Danish Language
6 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (25.64%) Architect
2 26 (22.22%) Developer
3 18 (15.38%) Integration Architect
4 16 (13.68%) Consultant
5 7 (5.98%) WebSphere Developer
5 7 (5.98%) Designer
6 5 (4.27%) Integration Consultant
6 5 (4.27%) Analyst
7 4 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.42%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (3.42%) WebSphere Consultant
7 4 (3.42%) Linux Specialist
8 3 (2.56%) webMethods Developer
8 3 (2.56%) Infrastructure Designer
8 3 (2.56%) WebSphere Architect
8 3 (2.56%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
8 3 (2.56%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (2.56%) Senior Developer
8 3 (2.56%) Support Analyst
9 2 (1.71%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (52.14%) WebSphere MQ
2 36 (30.77%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 26 (22.22%) Middleware
4 18 (15.38%) SOAP
5 17 (14.53%) XML
6 7 (5.98%) Web Services
6 7 (5.98%) REST
7 6 (5.13%) XSD
7 6 (5.13%) XSLT
7 6 (5.13%) WSDL
7 6 (5.13%) JSP
8 5 (4.27%) EDI
8 5 (4.27%) JMS
9 4 (3.42%) HTML
9 4 (3.42%) .NET
9 4 (3.42%) J2EE
10 3 (2.56%) Java EE
10 3 (2.56%) Spring
10 3 (2.56%) JSF
10 3 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.66%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.55%) Clustering
3 8 (6.84%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.27%) AS400
5 3 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.71%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.71%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.71%) HACMP
7 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.85%) NHS
7 1 (0.85%) PKI
7 1 (0.85%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.85%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.85%) Open Source
7 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 39 (33.33%) Linux
2 30 (25.64%) UNIX
3 29 (24.79%) AIX
4 27 (23.08%) Windows
5 13 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (9.40%) Solaris
7 10 (8.55%) zOS
8 1 (0.85%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (31.62%) SOA
2 12 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (9.40%) UML
4 8 (6.84%) Migration
4 8 (6.84%) Line Management
5 5 (4.27%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (4.27%) High Availability
5 5 (4.27%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (4.27%) TOGAF
5 5 (4.27%) EAI
6 4 (3.42%) E-Commerce
6 4 (3.42%) Incident Management
6 4 (3.42%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (3.42%) Problem Management
6 4 (3.42%) Performance Management
7 3 (2.56%) Time Management
7 3 (2.56%) Change Control
7 3 (2.56%) Use Case
7 3 (2.56%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.38%) Java
2 17 (14.53%) Python
3 16 (13.68%) Bash Shell
4 10 (8.55%) Shell Script
5 8 (6.84%) SQL
6 4 (3.42%) Perl
6 4 (3.42%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.71%) C
7 2 (1.71%) Jython
7 2 (1.71%) Korn
7 2 (1.71%) ActionScript
7 2 (1.71%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (0.85%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 1 (0.85%) XPath
8 1 (0.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (4.27%) IBM Certification
2 4 (3.42%) Degree
3 2 (1.71%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.71%) MBA
4 1 (0.85%) CCIE
4 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.71%) Firmware
1 2 (1.71%) ISA Server
1 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.85%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.85%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (3.42%) CA LISA
2 3 (2.56%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.71%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.85%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.85%) Opsview
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 81 (69.23%) IBM
2 21 (17.95%) webMethods
3 18 (15.38%) Software AG
4 17 (14.53%) Oracle
5 14 (11.97%) SAP
6 13 (11.11%) Red Hat
7 12 (10.26%) Microsoft
8 5 (4.27%) JBoss
9 3 (2.56%) Citrix
9 3 (2.56%) TIBCO
9 3 (2.56%) Green Hat
9 3 (2.56%) Ab Initio
10 2 (1.71%) VMware
10 2 (1.71%) Yahoo!
10 2 (1.71%) Google
10 2 (1.71%) Axway
10 2 (1.71%) Kony
10 2 (1.71%) Remedy
10 2 (1.71%) Siebel
10 2 (1.71%) Cisco
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