The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had WebSphere Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere Specialist
Rank 612 627 613
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -14
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Specialist 32 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.030% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.031% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 10
Median daily rate £413 £366 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% -20.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £413 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £463
% change year-on-year
- -10.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
51265 53978 50296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33271 34120 30516
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1545 2017 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

WebSphere Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured WebSphere Specialist in the job title.

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
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 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 25 £406 +10.92%
London -8 11 £420 +31.25%
Scotland - 7 £420 -
Chessington - 6 - -
Manchester - 5 £389 -
North West - 5 £389 -
Glasgow - 4 - -
Yorkshire - 4 - -
Sheffield - 4 - -
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
City of London +43 3 £420 +15.06%
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £420 -
Clydebank - 3 £420 -
South East - 2 £330 -
South West - 2 £413 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £330 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £413 -
Cheltenham - 2 £413 -
Leicester - 1 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
Leicestershire - 1 £350 -

WebSphere Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, WebSphere Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring WebSphere Specialist in the job title.

1 54 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 31 (57.41%) IBM
3 30 (55.56%) Java
4 25 (46.30%) WebSphere Application Server
4 25 (46.30%) IBM Integration Bus
5 22 (40.74%) Finance
6 19 (35.19%) DataPower
7 18 (33.33%) Middleware
8 17 (31.48%) Unix
9 14 (25.93%) J2EE
10 13 (24.07%) IBM HTTP Server
10 13 (24.07%) Banking
10 13 (24.07%) SSL
11 12 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
11 12 (22.22%) XML
11 12 (22.22%) WebSphere Portal
12 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (20.37%) Oracle
12 11 (20.37%) HTTP
13 10 (18.52%) Intel
13 10 (18.52%) webMethods
13 10 (18.52%) Shell Script
13 10 (18.52%) Apache
13 10 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (18.52%) Apigee
14 9 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (16.67%) DB2
14 9 (16.67%) WebLogic
14 9 (16.67%) HTTPS
15 8 (14.81%) Linux

WebSphere Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 54 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 25 (46.30%) WebSphere Application Server
3 13 (24.07%) IBM HTTP Server
4 12 (22.22%) WebSphere Portal
5 10 (18.52%) Apache
6 9 (16.67%) WebLogic
7 5 (9.26%) FileNet
7 5 (9.26%) WebLogic Portal
8 4 (7.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (5.56%) iPlanet
9 3 (5.56%) JBoss
10 2 (3.70%) WebSphere Process Server
11 1 (1.85%) AquaLogic
11 1 (1.85%) CMS
11 1 (1.85%) Commerce Server
11 1 (1.85%) MQSeries
11 1 (1.85%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
11 1 (1.85%) Tuxedo
11 1 (1.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (3.70%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (1.85%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.07%) SSL
2 11 (20.37%) HTTP
3 9 (16.67%) HTTPS
4 5 (9.26%) LDAP
5 2 (3.70%) Internet
6 1 (1.85%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Introscope
1 3 (5.56%) JUnit
2 1 (1.85%) Ant
2 1 (1.85%) JIRA
2 1 (1.85%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (40.74%) Finance
2 13 (24.07%) Banking
3 6 (11.11%) Publishing
4 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (46.30%) IBM Integration Bus
2 18 (33.33%) Middleware
3 14 (25.93%) J2EE
4 12 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
4 12 (22.22%) XML
5 7 (12.96%) Web Services
6 4 (7.41%) JMS
6 4 (7.41%) REST
6 4 (7.41%) XML Messaging
7 3 (5.56%) EJB
8 2 (3.70%) JSP
8 2 (3.70%) Servlets
9 1 (1.85%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (1.85%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.85%) JAXB
9 1 (1.85%) JDBC
9 1 (1.85%) SOAP
9 1 (1.85%) VXML
9 1 (1.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.19%) DataPower
2 9 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.56%) Clustering
3 3 (5.56%) iSeries
4 1 (1.85%) IVR
4 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (31.48%) Unix
2 8 (14.81%) Linux
3 6 (11.11%) AIX
4 5 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (7.41%) Solaris
6 2 (3.70%) Windows
7 1 (1.85%) CentOS
7 1 (1.85%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (12.96%) Change Management
4 6 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 6 (11.11%) Information Security
5 3 (5.56%) Integration Testing
6 2 (3.70%) Business Activity Monitoring
6 2 (3.70%) High Availability
6 2 (3.70%) SOA
6 2 (3.70%) UML
7 1 (1.85%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.85%) ITIL
7 1 (1.85%) Performance Engineering
7 1 (1.85%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.85%) Re-Platforming
7 1 (1.85%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.85%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.85%) TDD
7 1 (1.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (55.56%) Java
2 10 (18.52%) Shell Script
3 7 (12.96%) Perl
4 6 (11.11%) Jython
4 6 (11.11%) SQL
5 4 (7.41%) XPath
6 1 (1.85%) C
6 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) NFS
2 1 (1.85%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 31 (57.41%) IBM
2 11 (20.37%) Oracle
3 10 (18.52%) Apigee
3 10 (18.52%) Intel
3 10 (18.52%) webMethods
4 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.56%) CA
6 2 (3.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.85%) Axway
7 1 (1.85%) Sun