The table below looks at the statistics for the WebSphere Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title 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 Specialist
Rank 637 607 599
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -8
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Specialist 21 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.043% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.045% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 12
Average daily rate £425 £353 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.56% -17.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +17.64%
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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

WebSphere Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

WebSphere Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WebSphere Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

WebSphere Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WebSphere Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

WebSphere Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WebSphere Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

WebSphere Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WebSphere Specialist
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere Specialist 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 -30 21 £425 +30.76%
East Midlands - 11 £300 -
Nottingham - 11 £300 -
Nottinghamshire - 11 £300 -
North West - 8 £425 -
Cheshire - 5 £425 -
Manchester - 2 £450 -
Knutsford - 2 £425 -
City of London +39 1 £415 +32.80%
London -17 1 £415 +29.68%
Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Lancashire - 1 £375 -
Preston - 1 £375 -
Halifax - 1 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £425 -

WebSphere Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited WebSphere Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 34 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 24 (70.59%) Middleware
3 18 (52.94%) WebSphere Application Server
4 15 (44.12%) Banking
5 14 (41.18%) IBM Integration Bus
5 14 (41.18%) DataPower
6 13 (38.24%) Finance
7 11 (32.35%) Unix
7 11 (32.35%) HTTP
7 11 (32.35%) IBM
8 10 (29.41%) Apigee
8 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (29.41%) Java
8 10 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (29.41%) webMethods
8 10 (29.41%) Intel
9 7 (20.59%) XML
10 6 (17.65%) AIX
10 6 (17.65%) Oracle
10 6 (17.65%) HTTPS
10 6 (17.65%) IBM HTTP Server
11 5 (14.71%) QA
11 5 (14.71%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (14.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 5 (14.71%) Apache
12 4 (11.76%) Linux
12 4 (11.76%) WebLogic
12 4 (11.76%) Tivoli
12 4 (11.76%) Shell Script
12 4 (11.76%) Red Hat

WebSphere Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited WebSphere Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 18 (52.94%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (17.65%) IBM HTTP Server
4 5 (14.71%) Apache
4 5 (14.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 4 (11.76%) WebLogic
5 4 (11.76%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (8.82%) iPlanet
6 3 (8.82%) JBoss
7 2 (5.88%) MQSeries
8 1 (2.94%) AquaLogic
8 1 (2.94%) FileNet
8 1 (2.94%) IIS
8 1 (2.94%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (2.94%) Tuxedo
8 1 (2.94%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) OpenText MBPM
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (32.35%) HTTP
2 6 (17.65%) HTTPS
3 3 (8.82%) SSL
4 1 (2.94%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) DataStage
1 1 (2.94%) DB2
1 1 (2.94%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Introscope
2 1 (2.94%) JUnit
2 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (44.12%) Banking
2 13 (38.24%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (70.59%) Middleware
2 14 (41.18%) IBM Integration Bus
3 7 (20.59%) XML
4 5 (14.71%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (8.82%) J2EE
6 2 (5.88%) Web Services
7 1 (2.94%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (2.94%) EJB
7 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.94%) JAXB
7 1 (2.94%) VXML
7 1 (2.94%) XML Messaging
7 1 (2.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (41.18%) DataPower
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.94%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Unix
2 6 (17.65%) AIX
3 4 (11.76%) Linux
3 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (8.82%) Windows
5 1 (2.94%) OS/390
5 1 (2.94%) Solaris
5 1 (2.94%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (8.82%) Information Security
2 3 (8.82%) Integration Testing
3 2 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.94%) High Availability
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL
4 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.94%) QMS
4 1 (2.94%) Release Management
4 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.94%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) Java
2 4 (11.76%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.94%) Jython
3 1 (2.94%) Perl
3 1 (2.94%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.94%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) Tivoli
2 3 (8.82%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) IBM
2 10 (29.41%) Apigee
2 10 (29.41%) Intel
2 10 (29.41%) webMethods
3 6 (17.65%) Oracle
4 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
5 3 (8.82%) CA
6 1 (2.94%) Axway
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.94%) Sun