The table below looks at the statistics for the WebSphere Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WebSphere Consultant
Rank 581 569 532
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -37
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Consultant 26 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.025% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.027% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £525 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +61.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £359 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £720 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -4.16%
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 Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

WebSphere Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

WebSphere Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WebSphere Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

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

WebSphere Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WebSphere Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

WebSphere Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WebSphere Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

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

WebSphere Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WebSphere Consultant
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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 -10 26 £450 -14.28%
London +6 20 £450 -16.27%
Milton Keynes - 3 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £375 -
South East - 3 £375 -
City of London +8 2 £675 +22.72%
North West - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
East Midlands -10 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -

WebSphere Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited WebSphere Consultant in their job title 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 with WebSphere Consultant in their job title.

1 36 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 20 (55.56%) WebSphere MQ
3 19 (52.78%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 18 (50.00%) IBM
5 17 (47.22%) DataPower
6 16 (44.44%) AIX
7 14 (38.89%) Oracle
8 9 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (22.22%) MQSeries
10 6 (16.67%) UNIX
11 5 (13.89%) Java
12 4 (11.11%) Linux
12 4 (11.11%) Python
12 4 (11.11%) Finance
12 4 (11.11%) Banking
13 3 (8.33%) SSL
13 3 (8.33%) J2EE
13 3 (8.33%) XML
13 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
14 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 2 (5.56%) Korn
14 2 (5.56%) Garbage Collection
14 2 (5.56%) XSD
14 2 (5.56%) JDBC
14 2 (5.56%) SOAP
14 2 (5.56%) Web Services
14 2 (5.56%) C
14 2 (5.56%) DB2
14 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
14 2 (5.56%) zOS

WebSphere Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited WebSphere Consultant in their job title 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 with WebSphere Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 36 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 9 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (22.22%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.78%) CMS
4 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Process Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) SSL
2 2 (5.56%) HTTP
2 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.56%) HTTPS
2 2 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Introscope
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
1 4 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (55.56%) WebSphere MQ
2 19 (52.78%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (8.33%) J2EE
3 3 (8.33%) XML
4 2 (5.56%) XSD
4 2 (5.56%) JDBC
4 2 (5.56%) SOAP
4 2 (5.56%) Web Services
4 2 (5.56%) XML Messaging
4 2 (5.56%) JNDI
5 1 (2.78%) Java EE
5 1 (2.78%) Middleware
5 1 (2.78%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (47.22%) DataPower
2 2 (5.56%) Clustering
2 2 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) AIX
2 6 (16.67%) UNIX
3 4 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (5.56%) zOS
4 2 (5.56%) Windows
5 1 (2.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 2 (5.56%) Garbage Collection
1 2 (5.56%) Validation
1 2 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (5.56%) High Availability
2 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (2.78%) DevOps
2 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
2 1 (2.78%) Time Management
2 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (2.78%) SOA
2 1 (2.78%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) Java
2 4 (11.11%) Python
3 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.56%) Korn
4 2 (5.56%) C
4 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.56%) Jython
5 1 (2.78%) Perl
5 1 (2.78%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) IBM
2 14 (38.89%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) webMethods
3 1 (2.78%) Software AG