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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WebSphere Specialist
Rank 595 579 567
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -12
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Specialist 16 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.026% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.028% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 13
Average daily rate
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£320 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.81% +2.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £463 £360
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +28.47%
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
52742 50614 47223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.51% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33530 30755 27618
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1944 2005 2147
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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
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 7 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 28 July 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 -23 16 £320 -24.70% 3
London +9 13 £320 -29.93% 3
West Midlands +1 3 £413 -
Warwick - 2 £413 -
Warwickshire - 2 £413 -
Birmingham +1 1 - -
City of London - 1 £305 -

WebSphere Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 24 (72.73%) WebSphere Application Server
3 20 (60.61%) Migration
4 19 (57.58%) Linux
5 18 (54.55%) DB2
6 17 (51.52%) AIX
7 16 (48.48%) CICS
7 16 (48.48%) zOS
7 16 (48.48%) LPAR
8 15 (45.45%) Solaris
8 15 (45.45%) Windows
9 13 (39.39%) Introscope
9 13 (39.39%) CA
9 13 (39.39%) Jython
9 13 (39.39%) CA Wily
10 9 (27.27%) WebSphere Process Server
10 9 (27.27%) WebSphere Portal
11 8 (24.24%) WebSphere MQ
11 8 (24.24%) Finance
12 6 (18.18%) UNIX
13 5 (15.15%) DataPower
14 4 (12.12%) IBM
14 4 (12.12%) Retail
14 4 (12.12%) Apache Solr
15 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
15 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
15 3 (9.09%) Mainframe
16 2 (6.06%) Middleware
16 2 (6.06%) LoadRunner
16 2 (6.06%) ITIL

WebSphere Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 24 (72.73%) WebSphere Application Server
3 16 (48.48%) CICS
4 9 (27.27%) WebSphere Portal
4 9 (27.27%) WebSphere Process Server
5 4 (12.12%) Apache Solr
6 1 (3.03%) Commerce Server
6 1 (3.03%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (3.03%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Fredhopper
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (54.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (39.39%) Introscope
2 2 (6.06%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (6.06%) Middleware
3 1 (3.03%) Ajax
3 1 (3.03%) JSON
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (3.03%) Worklight
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) CSS
3 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (48.48%) LPAR
2 5 (15.15%) DataPower
3 3 (9.09%) Mainframe
4 2 (6.06%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (57.58%) Linux
2 17 (51.52%) AIX
3 16 (48.48%) zOS
4 15 (45.45%) Solaris
4 15 (45.45%) Windows
5 6 (18.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Migration
2 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 2 (6.06%) ITIL
3 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.06%) Analytics
3 2 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.03%) DevOps
4 1 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.03%) Change Management
4 1 (3.03%) Scrum
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) Jython
2 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.06%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (39.39%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) CA
2 4 (12.12%) IBM
3 2 (6.06%) Cognos
4 1 (3.03%) AppDynamics