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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere Specialist
Rank 603 616 621
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +5
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Specialist 27 28 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.051% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.053% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 10
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £418 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
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
47154 52548 52697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.79% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30883 33471 33311
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1660 2050 2167
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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
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 7 December 2016.

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 14 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 7 December 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 +30 26 £450 +5.88%
London +11 13 £500 -
North West +1 5 £425 -
South East +32 4 £435 +3.88%
Manchester - 3 £425 -
Cheshire +9 2 £425 -
Knutsford +4 2 £425 -
City of London - 2 £425 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +25 1 £480 +6.66%
Hampshire +23 1 £420 +0.29%
Yorkshire +14 1 £480 +6.66%
Leeds - 1 £480 -

WebSphere Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 40 (74.07%) IBM
3 32 (59.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 25 (46.30%) Unix
4 25 (46.30%) IBM Integration Bus
5 23 (42.59%) Java
6 21 (38.89%) Linux
7 20 (37.04%) WebSphere MQ
8 18 (33.33%) Finance
9 17 (31.48%) J2EE
10 14 (25.93%) Middleware
10 14 (25.93%) Jython
11 13 (24.07%) WebSphere Portal
11 13 (24.07%) SSL
11 13 (24.07%) AIX
12 12 (22.22%) Perl
12 12 (22.22%) IBM HTTP Server
12 12 (22.22%) Banking
13 11 (20.37%) Oracle
14 10 (18.52%) WebLogic
14 10 (18.52%) Shell Script
15 9 (16.67%) WebLogic Portal
15 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
15 9 (16.67%) Apache
15 9 (16.67%) LDAP
15 9 (16.67%) FileNet
15 9 (16.67%) Oracle BPM
16 8 (14.81%) iSeries
16 8 (14.81%) Windows
16 8 (14.81%) XML

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 32 (59.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 13 (24.07%) WebSphere Portal
4 12 (22.22%) IBM HTTP Server
5 10 (18.52%) WebLogic
6 9 (16.67%) Apache
6 9 (16.67%) FileNet
6 9 (16.67%) WebLogic Portal
7 5 (9.26%) JBoss
8 3 (5.56%) Commerce Server
8 3 (5.56%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.85%) Apache TomEE
9 1 (1.85%) CMS
9 1 (1.85%) IIS
9 1 (1.85%) MQSeries
9 1 (1.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (1.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (5.56%) Fredhopper
3 2 (3.70%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (1.85%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (1.85%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.07%) SSL
2 9 (16.67%) LDAP
3 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
4 6 (11.11%) HTTP
5 3 (5.56%) HTTPS
6 2 (3.70%) Firewall
7 1 (1.85%) DMZ
7 1 (1.85%) DNS
7 1 (1.85%) Internet
7 1 (1.85%) SMTP
7 1 (1.85%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Ant
1 2 (3.70%) JUnit
General
1 18 (33.33%) Finance
2 12 (22.22%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Publishing
4 1 (1.85%) Advertising
4 1 (1.85%) Billing
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (46.30%) IBM Integration Bus
2 20 (37.04%) WebSphere MQ
3 17 (31.48%) J2EE
4 14 (25.93%) Middleware
5 8 (14.81%) XML
6 6 (11.11%) Web Services
7 5 (9.26%) JMS
8 3 (5.56%) Ajax
8 3 (5.56%) CSS
8 3 (5.56%) HTML
8 3 (5.56%) JSON
8 3 (5.56%) Worklight
9 2 (3.70%) EJB
9 2 (3.70%) JDBC
9 2 (3.70%) JSP
9 2 (3.70%) REST
9 2 (3.70%) Servlets
9 2 (3.70%) XML Messaging
10 1 (1.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) iSeries
2 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.41%) Clustering
3 4 (7.41%) DataPower
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 25 (46.30%) Unix
2 21 (38.89%) Linux
3 13 (24.07%) AIX
4 8 (14.81%) Windows
5 7 (12.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.56%) Solaris
7 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.96%) High Availability
2 6 (11.11%) Change Management
3 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce
3 4 (7.41%) SOA
4 3 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.56%) Data Protection
4 3 (5.56%) DevOps
4 3 (5.56%) Information Security
4 3 (5.56%) ITIL
4 3 (5.56%) Mobile First
4 3 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.70%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 2 (3.70%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.70%) UML
6 1 (1.85%) Analytics
6 1 (1.85%) Data Modelling
6 1 (1.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.85%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (1.85%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 23 (42.59%) Java
2 14 (25.93%) Jython
3 12 (22.22%) Perl
4 10 (18.52%) Shell Script
5 6 (11.11%) SQL
6 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.70%) XPath
8 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 40 (74.07%) IBM
2 11 (20.37%) Oracle
3 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
4 5 (9.26%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.56%) AppDynamics
5 3 (5.56%) Splunk
6 1 (1.85%) NetCracker