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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WebSphere Specialist
Rank 589 587 541
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -46
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Specialist 20 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.028% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.031% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £397 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £425 £365
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +16.43%
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
51667 51948 44219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 31335 31547 25314
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2014 2069 2202
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 20 April 2015.

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 5 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 20 April 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 -14 18 £378 -11.17% 1
South East +1 10 £500 -
London +5 8 £320 -20.00%
Hampshire +4 4 £425 -
Basingstoke - - - -

WebSphere Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 34 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 26 (76.47%) WebSphere Application Server
3 19 (55.88%) Linux
4 14 (41.18%) SC Cleared
4 14 (41.18%) Security Cleared
5 12 (35.29%) Bash Shell
6 10 (29.41%) WebSphere MQ
7 9 (26.47%) Cognos
7 9 (26.47%) Analytics
8 7 (20.59%) Migration
8 7 (20.59%) IBM
9 6 (17.65%) DB2
9 6 (17.65%) WebSphere Portal
10 5 (14.71%) zOS
11 4 (11.76%) CICS
11 4 (11.76%) AIX
11 4 (11.76%) ITIL
11 4 (11.76%) LPAR
11 4 (11.76%) Apache Solr
11 4 (11.76%) Retail
11 4 (11.76%) WebSphere Process Server
12 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
12 3 (8.82%) UNIX
12 3 (8.82%) Windows
12 3 (8.82%) Solaris
12 3 (8.82%) Finance
12 3 (8.82%) Change Management
13 2 (5.88%) Introscope
13 2 (5.88%) FileNet

WebSphere Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 34 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 26 (76.47%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (17.65%) WebSphere Portal
4 4 (11.76%) Apache Solr
4 4 (11.76%) CICS
4 4 (11.76%) WebSphere Process Server
5 2 (5.88%) FileNet
6 1 (2.94%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (2.94%) Commerce Server
6 1 (2.94%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Fredhopper
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Introscope
General
1 4 (11.76%) Retail
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (5.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (2.94%) Worklight
3 1 (2.94%) Ajax
3 1 (2.94%) JSON
3 1 (2.94%) HTML
3 1 (2.94%) CSS
3 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) LPAR
2 2 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.88%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 19 (55.88%) Linux
2 5 (14.71%) zOS
3 4 (11.76%) AIX
4 3 (8.82%) Solaris
4 3 (8.82%) UNIX
4 3 (8.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Analytics
2 7 (20.59%) Migration
3 4 (11.76%) ITIL
4 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.82%) Change Management
4 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.94%) DevOps
6 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) Bash Shell
2 2 (5.88%) Jython
3 1 (2.94%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.94%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) SC Cleared
1 14 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Tivoli
1 2 (5.88%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 2 (5.88%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Cognos
2 7 (20.59%) IBM
3 2 (5.88%) CA
3 2 (5.88%) ILOG
4 1 (2.94%) AppDynamics