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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere Consultant
Rank 605 595 568
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -27
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Consultant 21 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.033% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.035% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 10
Average daily rate £375 £525 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £414 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £690 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £493 £425
% change year-on-year
-18.78% +15.88%
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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 12 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 11 February 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 -1 19 £375 -28.57%
London +14 13 £375 -31.81%
North West -17 4 £350 -
City of London +37 3 £350 -61.11%
Knutsford -2 3 - -
Cheshire -5 3 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Manchester -15 1 £350 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £450 -
South East - 1 - -

WebSphere Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 55 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 27 (49.09%) IBM
2 27 (49.09%) WebSphere Application Server
3 24 (43.64%) Linux
4 23 (41.82%) WebSphere MQ
4 23 (41.82%) IBM Integration Bus
5 20 (36.36%) AIX
5 20 (36.36%) Unix
6 19 (34.55%) Java
7 17 (30.91%) HTTP
8 16 (29.09%) Middleware
9 15 (27.27%) Apache
10 12 (21.82%) DataPower
11 11 (20.00%) Finance
11 11 (20.00%) WebSphere Process Server
12 10 (18.18%) TCP/IP
13 9 (16.36%) SSL
13 9 (16.36%) Oracle
13 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
13 9 (16.36%) DevOps
14 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
14 8 (14.55%) IIS
14 8 (14.55%) Red Hat
15 7 (12.73%) Shell Script
15 7 (12.73%) Tomcat
15 7 (12.73%) JBoss
15 7 (12.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (12.73%) VMware
15 7 (12.73%) Clustering
16 6 (10.91%) Amazon AWS

WebSphere Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 55 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 27 (49.09%) WebSphere Application Server
3 15 (27.27%) Apache
4 11 (20.00%) WebSphere Process Server
5 8 (14.55%) IIS
6 7 (12.73%) JBoss
6 7 (12.73%) Tomcat
7 6 (10.91%) IBM HTTP Server
7 6 (10.91%) iPlanet
8 5 (9.09%) WebLogic
8 5 (9.09%) WebSphere Portal
9 3 (5.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (3.64%) Confluence
10 2 (3.64%) Mule
10 2 (3.64%) nginx
11 1 (1.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (10.91%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (30.91%) HTTP
2 10 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 9 (16.36%) SSL
4 3 (5.45%) DHCP
4 3 (5.45%) DNS
4 3 (5.45%) FTP
4 3 (5.45%) IPsec
5 1 (1.82%) Firewall
5 1 (1.82%) Internet
5 1 (1.82%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) DB2
2 3 (5.45%) MySQL
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.82%) Big Data
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) JIRA
2 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.27%) Maven
4 3 (5.45%) Ant
4 3 (5.45%) Gerrit
4 3 (5.45%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.45%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.82%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.82%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.82%) Hudson
5 1 (1.82%) Introscope
5 1 (1.82%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 11 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.64%) Law
3 2 (3.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (41.82%) IBM Integration Bus
1 23 (41.82%) WebSphere MQ
2 16 (29.09%) Middleware
3 6 (10.91%) J2EE
4 5 (9.09%) Web Services
4 5 (9.09%) XML
5 3 (5.45%) LAMP
5 3 (5.45%) Servlets
6 2 (3.64%) CSS
6 2 (3.64%) EJB
6 2 (3.64%) HTML
6 2 (3.64%) HTML5
6 2 (3.64%) Java EE
6 2 (3.64%) JMS
6 2 (3.64%) JSP
6 2 (3.64%) SOAP
6 2 (3.64%) Struts
6 2 (3.64%) Taglibs
6 2 (3.64%) WSDL
6 2 (3.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) DataPower
2 7 (12.73%) Clustering
3 4 (7.27%) PKI
4 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.45%) Hedge funds
5 2 (3.64%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.82%) Biometrics
6 1 (1.82%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 24 (43.64%) Linux
2 20 (36.36%) AIX
2 20 (36.36%) Unix
3 7 (12.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (10.91%) CentOS
5 5 (9.09%) Solaris
5 5 (9.09%) zOS
6 1 (1.82%) Windows
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.36%) DevOps
2 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (10.91%) SOA
3 5 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (7.27%) ETL
5 3 (5.45%) AOP
5 3 (5.45%) Automated Testing
5 3 (5.45%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.45%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (5.45%) Unit Testing
6 2 (3.64%) High Availability
6 2 (3.64%) Kanban
6 2 (3.64%) Migration
6 2 (3.64%) MVC
6 2 (3.64%) RAD
7 1 (1.82%) ITIL
7 1 (1.82%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.82%) Software Engineering
7 1 (1.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (34.55%) Java
2 7 (12.73%) Shell Script
3 6 (10.91%) Jython
4 4 (7.27%) Python
4 4 (7.27%) SQL
5 3 (5.45%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.45%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.64%) Perl
7 1 (1.82%) Korn
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (1.82%) IBM Certification
4 1 (1.82%) IBM WebSphere Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) vCloud
1 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (5.45%) Xen
2 2 (3.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (5.45%) Puppet
2 1 (1.82%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.82%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.82%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 27 (49.09%) IBM
2 9 (16.36%) Oracle
3 8 (14.55%) Red Hat
4 7 (12.73%) VMware
5 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.64%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.64%) TIBCO
6 2 (3.64%) webMethods
7 1 (1.82%) Apigee
7 1 (1.82%) CA
7 1 (1.82%) MKS
7 1 (1.82%) Sun