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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
WebSphere Specialist
Rank 579 557 543
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -14
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Specialist 20 16 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.030% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.033% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 28
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £360 £387
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £525 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
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
52000 48616 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.66% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31509 28830 30178
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2090 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £39.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 2014.

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 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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. 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 -8 18 £438 -2.77% 4
London +10 7 £625 +31.57% 1
Scotland -21 1 £500 +8.10%
Glasgow - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Stirling - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - - 1

WebSphere Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 33 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 18 (54.55%) WebSphere Application Server
3 17 (51.52%) IBM
4 16 (48.48%) Linux
5 13 (39.39%) Mainframe
6 10 (30.30%) Oracle
7 9 (27.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 8 (24.24%) DB2
8 8 (24.24%) AIX
8 8 (24.24%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (21.21%) UNIX
9 7 (21.21%) Finance
10 5 (15.15%) ClearCase
10 5 (15.15%) zOS
10 5 (15.15%) Middleware
10 5 (15.15%) ClearQuest
10 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
10 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
10 5 (15.15%) Workflow
10 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (15.15%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (15.15%) Workflow Management
11 4 (12.12%) Windows
11 4 (12.12%) SSL
11 4 (12.12%) Tivoli
11 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
11 4 (12.12%) Migration
11 4 (12.12%) Banking
11 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
12 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce

WebSphere Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 33 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 18 (54.55%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (15.15%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (9.09%) CICS
5 2 (6.06%) Apache
5 2 (6.06%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (3.03%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (3.03%) Commerce Server
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) SSL
2 2 (6.06%) LDAP
3 1 (3.03%) 2G
3 1 (3.03%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) DB2
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) ClearCase
1 5 (15.15%) ClearQuest
2 1 (3.03%) Introscope
2 1 (3.03%) Maven
2 1 (3.03%) Ant
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 8 (24.24%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (15.15%) Middleware
4 2 (6.06%) JDBC
4 2 (6.06%) J2EE
5 1 (3.03%) EJB
5 1 (3.03%) CSS
5 1 (3.03%) Worklight
5 1 (3.03%) HTML
5 1 (3.03%) JSP
5 1 (3.03%) Servlets
5 1 (3.03%) Struts
5 1 (3.03%) XHTML
5 1 (3.03%) Ajax
5 1 (3.03%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) Mainframe
2 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.06%) Tandem
3 2 (6.06%) DataPower
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Linux
2 8 (24.24%) AIX
3 7 (21.21%) UNIX
4 5 (15.15%) zOS
5 4 (12.12%) Windows
6 2 (6.06%) HPUX
6 2 (6.06%) Solaris
7 1 (3.03%) SUSE
7 1 (3.03%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
1 5 (15.15%) Workflow
1 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (15.15%) Workflow Management
2 4 (12.12%) Migration
3 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 3 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.06%) Analytics
4 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.03%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.03%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.03%) Use Case
5 1 (3.03%) Scrum
5 1 (3.03%) Data Management
5 1 (3.03%) SOA
5 1 (3.03%) Project Management
5 1 (3.03%) Process Management
5 1 (3.03%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (3.03%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
2 3 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.06%) Jython
3 2 (6.06%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.06%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 2 (6.06%) Control-M
2 2 (6.06%) BladeLogic
3 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) IBM
2 10 (30.30%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) TIBCO
3 2 (6.06%) ILOG
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) MKS
4 1 (3.03%) VMware
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