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 31 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WebSphere Consultant
Rank 608 597 555
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -42
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Consultant 23 15 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.027% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.029% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 21
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£430 £463 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.08% +0.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £400 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £590 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £400 £445
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -10.11%
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
55134 51382 48884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35199 31088 29037
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
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 2028 1976 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
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 21 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 31 August 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
England -21 23 £430 -7.08%
London +13 14 £425 -29.16%
West Midlands -3 2 - -
North West -31 2 - -
South East -32 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
Coventry -2 1 - -
Milton Keynes -7 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -14 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £435 -
South West - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £435 -
Halifax - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £435 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £425 -
Bracknell - 1 - -

WebSphere Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 48 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 30 (62.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 29 (60.42%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 22 (45.83%) DataPower
5 20 (41.67%) AIX
6 19 (39.58%) IBM
7 17 (35.42%) Oracle
8 13 (27.08%) UNIX
9 9 (18.75%) MQSeries
10 8 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (14.58%) Linux
11 7 (14.58%) Middleware
12 5 (10.42%) Java
12 5 (10.42%) PKI
12 5 (10.42%) Finance
13 4 (8.33%) DevOps
13 4 (8.33%) SSL
14 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
14 3 (6.25%) DB2
14 3 (6.25%) Windows
14 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
14 3 (6.25%) Clustering
14 3 (6.25%) Jython
15 2 (4.17%) XML Messaging
15 2 (4.17%) Banking
15 2 (4.17%) SSH
15 2 (4.17%) JNDI
15 2 (4.17%) Maven
15 2 (4.17%) Validation
15 2 (4.17%) Mainframe

WebSphere Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 48 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 9 (18.75%) MQSeries
3 8 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) SSL
2 2 (4.17%) Firewall
2 2 (4.17%) SSH
2 2 (4.17%) HTTP
2 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.17%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) DB2
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Introscope
1 2 (4.17%) Maven
1 2 (4.17%) JIRA
2 1 (2.08%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.08%) ClearQuest
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (62.50%) WebSphere MQ
2 29 (60.42%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 7 (14.58%) Middleware
4 2 (4.17%) XML Messaging
4 2 (4.17%) JNDI
4 2 (4.17%) J2EE
4 2 (4.17%) JDBC
4 2 (4.17%) SOAP
4 2 (4.17%) Web Services
4 2 (4.17%) XML
4 2 (4.17%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 22 (45.83%) DataPower
2 5 (10.42%) PKI
3 3 (6.25%) Clustering
4 2 (4.17%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.17%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (41.67%) AIX
2 13 (27.08%) UNIX
3 7 (14.58%) Linux
4 3 (6.25%) Windows
5 1 (2.08%) Solaris
5 1 (2.08%) zOS
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.33%) DevOps
2 2 (4.17%) Garbage Collection
2 2 (4.17%) Validation
2 2 (4.17%) High Availability
3 1 (2.08%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (2.08%) ITIL
3 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (2.08%) Scrum
3 1 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (2.08%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (2.08%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) Java
2 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
2 3 (6.25%) Jython
3 2 (4.17%) Korn
3 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) IBM Certification
1 1 (2.08%) IBM WebSphere Certification
1 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) IBM
2 17 (35.42%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) MKS
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat