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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere DataPower
Rank 527 519 575
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +56
Contract jobs citing DataPower 131 112 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.20% 0.079%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.72% 0.63% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 56 25
Average daily rate £450 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £340 £422
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £575 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £445 £513
% change year-on-year
+1.12% -13.17%
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
18209 17679 17519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.58% 31.66% 32.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11843 10703 10683
Average daily rate £425 £420 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 696 759
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -10.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.93 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -5.50%

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 April 2016.

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 30 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 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 125 £450 - 3
London +8 50 £450 - 1
South East -20 21 £500 +11.11%
West Midlands -4 13 £450 -21.73%
East Midlands -5 12 - -
Nottingham - 12 - -
Nottinghamshire - 12 - -
East of England +13 10 £500 -
North East -25 10 £320 +24.87%
Buckinghamshire +19 8 £400 -5.88%
Tyne and Wear -30 8 £320 +24.87%
City of London +43 7 £425 -5.55% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 7 £310 +20.97%
Watford +13 6 £500 -
Hertfordshire +10 6 £500 -
Berkshire -1 6 £475 +5.55%
Scotland -19 6 £300 -40.00%
Glasgow +6 5 £300 -
Reading -21 5 £500 +11.11%
Milton Keynes +6 4 £400 -5.88%
North West -5 4 £410 +13.10% 1
Essex - 4 - -
Hampshire +3 3 - -
Surrey -12 3 £511 +2.25%
Yorkshire - 3 £225 -
Lancashire +1 2 £410 +13.10%
Preston -2 2 £410 +13.10%
Leatherhead -28 2 £523 +4.50%
Manchester - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -

DataPower
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 160 (70.80%) IBM
2 121 (53.54%) WebSphere
3 108 (47.79%) Unix
4 92 (40.71%) Middleware
5 75 (33.19%) SOAP
6 66 (29.20%) Web Services
7 64 (28.32%) SSL
7 64 (28.32%) WebSphere MQ
8 62 (27.43%) Linux
8 62 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
9 57 (25.22%) AIX
10 54 (23.89%) REST
11 51 (22.57%) Java
12 50 (22.12%) SQL
13 49 (21.68%) Analytical Skills
14 47 (20.80%) Windows
14 47 (20.80%) SOA
14 47 (20.80%) IBM Integration Bus
15 45 (19.91%) Shell Script
16 43 (19.03%) webMethods
17 42 (18.58%) WebSphere Application Server
18 39 (17.26%) XML
19 38 (16.81%) Oracle
20 37 (16.37%) LDAP
20 37 (16.37%) Firewall
21 34 (15.04%) HTTP
22 31 (13.72%) RESTful
23 30 (13.27%) Apache
23 30 (13.27%) Microsoft
24 28 (12.39%) Tivoli

DataPower
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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
1 121 (53.54%) WebSphere
2 42 (18.58%) WebSphere Application Server
3 30 (13.27%) Apache
4 21 (9.29%) IBM HTTP Server
4 21 (9.29%) IIS
5 16 (7.08%) WebLogic
5 16 (7.08%) WebSphere Portal
6 15 (6.64%) JBoss
7 13 (5.75%) MQSeries
8 10 (4.42%) iPlanet
8 10 (4.42%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 9 (3.98%) WebSphere Process Server
10 7 (3.10%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (2.65%) FileNet
11 6 (2.65%) Tomcat
12 4 (1.77%) Confluence
12 4 (1.77%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.88%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 2 (0.88%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (0.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (4.42%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.96%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (2.65%) OpenShift
3 5 (2.21%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.88%) PaaS
5 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (28.32%) SSL
2 37 (16.37%) Firewall
2 37 (16.37%) LDAP
3 34 (15.04%) HTTP
4 27 (11.95%) FTP
5 26 (11.50%) DNS
6 24 (10.62%) HTTPS
7 14 (6.19%) Network Security
7 14 (6.19%) TCP/IP
8 12 (5.31%) WinSCP
9 11 (4.87%) SSH
10 9 (3.98%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (3.10%) Internet
12 4 (1.77%) SMTP
12 4 (1.77%) VPN
13 3 (1.33%) IPsec
14 2 (0.88%) Kerberos
15 1 (0.44%) DMZ
15 1 (0.44%) SNMP
15 1 (0.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.54%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.65%) Big Data
3 6 (2.65%) DataStage
3 6 (2.65%) DB2
3 6 (2.65%) RDBMS
3 6 (2.65%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.77%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.44%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.44%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (11.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (5.31%) XMLSpy
3 9 (3.98%) ClearCase
4 8 (3.54%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.21%) Maven
5 5 (2.21%) SoapUI
5 5 (2.21%) VisualVM
6 4 (1.77%) Introscope
6 4 (1.77%) JIRA
7 3 (1.33%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.33%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.33%) Gradle
7 3 (1.33%) JUnit
7 3 (1.33%) Mockito
7 3 (1.33%) Subversion
8 2 (0.88%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (11.50%) Finance
2 10 (4.42%) Banking
3 7 (3.10%) Retail
4 1 (0.44%) Automotive
4 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 60 (26.55%) Developer
2 49 (21.68%) Consultant
3 27 (11.95%) Middleware Consultant
4 22 (9.73%) Middleware Developer
5 19 (8.41%) Architect
6 17 (7.52%) Integration Developer
7 16 (7.08%) Designer
8 15 (6.64%) Integration Specialist
8 15 (6.64%) Middleware Specialist
8 15 (6.64%) webMethods Developer
9 14 (6.19%) WebSphere Specialist
10 13 (5.75%) Integration Architect
10 13 (5.75%) WebSphere Consultant
10 13 (5.75%) WebSphere Developer
11 11 (4.87%) Administrator
12 10 (4.42%) webMethods Specialist
13 9 (3.98%) Applications Consultant
13 9 (3.98%) DevOps Engineer
13 9 (3.98%) Security Engineer
14 7 (3.10%) Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (40.71%) Middleware
2 75 (33.19%) SOAP
3 66 (29.20%) Web Services
4 64 (28.32%) WebSphere MQ
5 54 (23.89%) REST
6 47 (20.80%) IBM Integration Bus
7 39 (17.26%) XML
8 31 (13.72%) RESTful
9 23 (10.18%) XSD
10 20 (8.85%) WSDL
11 18 (7.96%) JMS
11 18 (7.96%) JSON
11 18 (7.96%) XSLT
12 14 (6.19%) J2EE
13 11 (4.87%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
13 11 (4.87%) XSL
14 8 (3.54%) EDI
14 8 (3.54%) Software Packaging
15 7 (3.10%) .NET
16 6 (2.65%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 49 (21.68%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.98%) SWIFT
3 7 (3.10%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.65%) Clustering
4 6 (2.65%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.21%) PKI
6 4 (1.77%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.77%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.33%) FMCG
8 2 (0.88%) Smart Energy
8 2 (0.88%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.44%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.44%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 108 (47.79%) Unix
2 62 (27.43%) Linux
3 57 (25.22%) AIX
4 47 (20.80%) Windows
5 24 (10.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (9.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 18 (7.96%) SUSE
8 16 (7.08%) Oracle Linux
9 12 (5.31%) Solaris
10 10 (4.42%) zOS
11 6 (2.65%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.44%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (20.80%) SOA
3 24 (10.62%) ITIL
4 23 (10.18%) Load Balancing
5 20 (8.85%) Continuous Delivery
6 18 (7.96%) Migration
6 18 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (7.08%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (5.75%) Change Management
9 12 (5.31%) DevOps
9 12 (5.31%) EAI
10 11 (4.87%) Configuration Management
11 10 (4.42%) Identity Access Management
12 9 (3.98%) Change Control
12 9 (3.98%) Defect Tracking
13 8 (3.54%) Information Security
13 8 (3.54%) Workflow
14 7 (3.10%) OO
15 6 (2.65%) Disaster Recovery
15 6 (2.65%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 51 (22.57%) Java
2 50 (22.12%) SQL
3 45 (19.91%) Shell Script
4 28 (12.39%) Bash Shell
5 22 (9.73%) Perl
6 10 (4.42%) Python
7 7 (3.10%) Jython
8 5 (2.21%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.88%) C
9 2 (0.88%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.88%) VBScript
9 2 (0.88%) XPath
10 1 (0.44%) Groovy
10 1 (0.44%) Korn
10 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (7.96%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.08%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.42%) Degree
4 4 (1.77%) CCSE
5 3 (1.33%) BC Cleared
5 3 (1.33%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.44%) CCDP
6 1 (0.44%) CCNP
6 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.44%) CISM
6 1 (0.44%) CISSP
6 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.44%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.98%) SEPA
2 8 (3.54%) HL7
3 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (4.87%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 9 (3.98%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.10%) Docker
4 2 (0.88%) XenServer
5 1 (0.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (12.39%) Tivoli
2 15 (6.64%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 11 (4.87%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 9 (3.98%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (3.98%) Puppet
5 7 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.65%) Netcool
7 5 (2.21%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (2.21%) Nagios
7 5 (2.21%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 5 (2.21%) Opsview
8 2 (0.88%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 1 (0.44%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.44%) HP UCMDB
9 1 (0.44%) OMEGAMON
9 1 (0.44%) OPNET
9 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 160 (70.80%) IBM
2 43 (19.03%) webMethods
3 38 (16.81%) Oracle
4 30 (13.27%) Microsoft
5 23 (10.18%) Software AG
6 17 (7.52%) HP
7 16 (7.08%) CA
7 16 (7.08%) Intel
7 16 (7.08%) Red Hat
8 12 (5.31%) F5
9 11 (4.87%) Apigee
10 9 (3.98%) Remedy
11 8 (3.54%) Sun
12 7 (3.10%) Axway
12 7 (3.10%) Informatica
12 7 (3.10%) Siebel
13 6 (2.65%) Splunk
14 5 (2.21%) Ab Initio
14 5 (2.21%) Cisco
15 4 (1.77%) Citrix
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