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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere Specialist
Rank 619 600 606
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +6
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Specialist 25 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.042% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.044% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 9
Median daily rate £413 £320 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.90% -24.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £308 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £500 £438
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
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
50844 52173 51273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.70% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33234 32322 31697
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2070 2148
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 21 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 30 May 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 +9 23 £406 +26.95%
East Midlands - 11 £350 -
Nottingham - 10 - -
Nottinghamshire - 10 - -
Manchester - 6 £377 -
North West - 6 £377 -
London -8 3 £415 +29.68%
Scotland -16 2 £425 -2.85%
Chessington - 2 - -
Cheltenham - 2 £413 -
South West - 2 £413 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £413 -
City of London +41 1 £415 +33.33%
Leicester - 1 £350 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £425 -
Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Halifax - 1 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Leicestershire - 1 £350 -
Clydebank - 1 £425 -

WebSphere Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 39 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 19 (48.72%) WebSphere Application Server
2 19 (48.72%) Middleware
3 18 (46.15%) DataPower
4 17 (43.59%) IBM Integration Bus
5 16 (41.03%) IBM
6 15 (38.46%) Java
7 14 (35.90%) Finance
8 11 (28.21%) Unix
8 11 (28.21%) HTTP
8 11 (28.21%) IBM HTTP Server
8 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (28.21%) Banking
9 10 (25.64%) Apigee
9 10 (25.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (25.64%) webMethods
9 10 (25.64%) Intel
10 8 (20.51%) WebSphere MQ
10 8 (20.51%) Shell Script
10 8 (20.51%) HTTPS
10 8 (20.51%) SSL
11 7 (17.95%) Linux
11 7 (17.95%) Apache
11 7 (17.95%) XML
11 7 (17.95%) Oracle
12 6 (15.38%) J2EE
12 6 (15.38%) WebSphere Portal
13 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (12.82%) Information Security
13 5 (12.82%) DB2

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 39 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 19 (48.72%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (28.21%) IBM HTTP Server
4 7 (17.95%) Apache
5 6 (15.38%) WebSphere Portal
6 5 (12.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 5 (12.82%) WebLogic
7 3 (7.69%) iPlanet
7 3 (7.69%) JBoss
8 2 (5.13%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (2.56%) AquaLogic
9 1 (2.56%) Commerce Server
9 1 (2.56%) FileNet
9 1 (2.56%) IIS
9 1 (2.56%) MQSeries
9 1 (2.56%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
9 1 (2.56%) Tuxedo
9 1 (2.56%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (2.56%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) HTTP
2 8 (20.51%) HTTPS
2 8 (20.51%) SSL
3 1 (2.56%) FTP
3 1 (2.56%) Internet
3 1 (2.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Introscope
2 1 (2.56%) Ant
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) JUnit
2 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 11 (28.21%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Publishing
4 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (48.72%) Middleware
2 17 (43.59%) IBM Integration Bus
3 8 (20.51%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (17.95%) XML
5 6 (15.38%) J2EE
6 2 (5.13%) JMS
6 2 (5.13%) Web Services
7 1 (2.56%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (2.56%) EJB
7 1 (2.56%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.56%) JAXB
7 1 (2.56%) JDBC
7 1 (2.56%) REST
7 1 (2.56%) SOAP
7 1 (2.56%) VXML
7 1 (2.56%) XML Messaging
7 1 (2.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (46.15%) DataPower
2 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) IVR
4 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Unix
2 7 (17.95%) Linux
3 5 (12.82%) AIX
4 4 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.13%) Solaris
5 2 (5.13%) Windows
6 1 (2.56%) CentOS
6 1 (2.56%) OS/390
6 1 (2.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (12.82%) Information Security
4 3 (7.69%) Change Management
4 3 (7.69%) High Availability
4 3 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 2 (5.13%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.56%) ITIL
6 1 (2.56%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (2.56%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.56%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.56%) QMS
6 1 (2.56%) Release Management
6 1 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.56%) TDD
6 1 (2.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) Java
2 8 (20.51%) Shell Script
3 3 (7.69%) Perl
4 2 (5.13%) Jython
4 2 (5.13%) SQL
5 1 (2.56%) Python
5 1 (2.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) CA Wily
2 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) IBM
2 10 (25.64%) Apigee
2 10 (25.64%) Intel
2 10 (25.64%) webMethods
3 7 (17.95%) Oracle
4 3 (7.69%) CA
4 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.56%) Axway
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.56%) Sun