The table below looks at the statistics for the WebSphere Developer 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 Developer 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 Developer
Rank 593 554 471
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -83
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Developer 38 58 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.10% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.11% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 33 68
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£456 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £360 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £506 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.11%
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 Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WebSphere Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WebSphere Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

WebSphere Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WebSphere Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

WebSphere Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WebSphere Developer
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 WebSphere Developer 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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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 -55 31 £438 +2.94% 2
South East -33 7 £400 -11.11% 1
East of England +11 6 - -
Leeds -22 6 - -
West Yorkshire -37 6 - -
Yorkshire -38 6 - -
Hertfordshire - 6 - -
West Midlands -7 5 £400 -5.88%
Berkshire 0 4 - -
London -4 4 £475 +5.55%
Scotland -8 4 £463 -
City of London -1 3 £475 -
Bracknell - 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 £463 -
Warwickshire +3 2 - -
Hampshire -13 2 £400 -23.48% 1
North West -35 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £375 -
Manchester - 2 - -
Milton Keynes -8 1 - -
East Midlands -11 1 £450 - 1
Buckinghamshire -15 1 - -
Winchester -21 1 £400 -23.48%
Southampton - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

WebSphere Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited WebSphere Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 93 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 47 (50.54%) Java
3 36 (38.71%) IBM
4 34 (36.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 33 (35.48%) JavaScript
6 26 (27.96%) WebSphere Application Server
7 21 (22.58%) J2EE
7 21 (22.58%) E-Commerce
8 20 (21.51%) SQL
8 20 (21.51%) XML
9 19 (20.43%) Retail
10 17 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (18.28%) CSS
10 17 (18.28%) HTML
10 17 (18.28%) Commerce Server
11 15 (16.13%) Finance
12 14 (15.05%) WebSphere MQ
13 12 (12.90%) HTTP
13 12 (12.90%) DataPower
14 11 (11.83%) DB2
15 9 (9.68%) JUnit
15 9 (9.68%) UNIX
15 9 (9.68%) JSP
16 8 (8.60%) Oracle
16 8 (8.60%) SOA
16 8 (8.60%) JSTL
17 7 (7.53%) Computer Science
17 7 (7.53%) TDD
17 7 (7.53%) Banking
17 7 (7.53%) WebSphere Portal

WebSphere Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited WebSphere Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 93 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 26 (27.96%) WebSphere Application Server
3 17 (18.28%) Commerce Server
4 7 (7.53%) WebSphere Portal
5 6 (6.45%) WebSphere Process Server
5 6 (6.45%) WebLogic
5 6 (6.45%) JBoss
5 6 (6.45%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.15%) WMQI
7 1 (1.08%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 1 (1.08%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.08%) CICS
7 1 (1.08%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.08%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.90%) HTTP
2 6 (6.45%) SSL
2 6 (6.45%) Firewall
3 4 (4.30%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.83%) DB2
2 4 (4.30%) Big Data
3 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.08%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 9 (9.68%) JUnit
2 6 (6.45%) JMeter
2 6 (6.45%) Selenium
3 4 (4.30%) Ant
4 3 (3.23%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.15%) ClearCase
5 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.08%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.08%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (20.43%) Retail
2 15 (16.13%) Finance
3 7 (7.53%) Banking
4 6 (6.45%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.23%) Automotive
6 1 (1.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (36.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 21 (22.58%) J2EE
3 20 (21.51%) XML
4 17 (18.28%) HTML
4 17 (18.28%) CSS
5 14 (15.05%) WebSphere MQ
6 9 (9.68%) JSP
7 8 (8.60%) JSTL
8 6 (6.45%) SAML
8 6 (6.45%) JMS
9 5 (5.38%) WSDL
9 5 (5.38%) XSLT
9 5 (5.38%) SOAP
9 5 (5.38%) Web Services
9 5 (5.38%) Java EE
10 4 (4.30%) Middleware
11 3 (3.23%) EJB
11 3 (3.23%) XML Schema
12 2 (2.15%) XSD
12 2 (2.15%) FIXML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.90%) DataPower
2 7 (7.53%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.68%) UNIX
2 6 (6.45%) AIX
3 1 (1.08%) Linux
3 1 (1.08%) MVS
3 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.58%) E-Commerce
2 17 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (8.60%) SOA
4 7 (7.53%) TDD
5 6 (6.45%) Web Development
5 6 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (5.38%) Mentoring
7 4 (4.30%) Low Latency
7 4 (4.30%) High Availability
8 3 (3.23%) Integration Testing
8 3 (3.23%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (3.23%) B2B
8 3 (3.23%) B2C
9 2 (2.15%) Automated Testing
9 2 (2.15%) Software Engineering
9 2 (2.15%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.15%) Performance Testing
10 1 (1.08%) Unit Testing
10 1 (1.08%) Test Scripting
10 1 (1.08%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 47 (50.54%) Java
2 33 (35.48%) JavaScript
3 20 (21.51%) SQL
4 2 (2.15%) Perl
5 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.08%) XPath
5 1 (1.08%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.08%) IBM Certification
1 1 (1.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.45%) QA
Vendors
1 36 (38.71%) IBM
2 8 (8.60%) Oracle
3 6 (6.45%) SAP
3 6 (6.45%) BEA
3 6 (6.45%) ATG
3 6 (6.45%) hybris
4 2 (2.15%) Sybase
5 1 (1.08%) Cognos
5 1 (1.08%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.08%) HP
5 1 (1.08%) Google
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