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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere Specialist
Rank 631 642 602
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -40
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Specialist 30 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.034% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.036% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 14
Median daily rate £413 £413 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £421 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%
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
51653 55417 52511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.81% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33657 35244 31733
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1646 2081 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +3.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £38.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +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 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 24 August 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 +7 24 £413 -
London +1 11 £420 +1.81%
Scotland +21 6 £420 -
Yorkshire - 5 - -
Chessington - 5 - -
Sheffield - 5 - -
South Yorkshire - 5 - -
Glasgow +10 4 - -
North West - 4 £413 -
City of London +32 3 £420 -1.17%
South East +18 3 £330 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £330 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £420 -
Manchester - 2 £400 -
Merseyside - 2 £413 -
Clydebank - 2 £420 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £413 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £413 -
South West - 1 £413 -

WebSphere Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 55 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 33 (60.00%) IBM
3 29 (52.73%) Java
4 28 (50.91%) IBM Integration Bus
5 25 (45.45%) WebSphere Application Server
6 21 (38.18%) Finance
7 18 (32.73%) DataPower
7 18 (32.73%) Unix
8 16 (29.09%) Middleware
9 15 (27.27%) WebSphere MQ
9 15 (27.27%) J2EE
10 14 (25.45%) IBM HTTP Server
11 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (21.82%) WebSphere Portal
11 12 (21.82%) SSL
12 11 (20.00%) DB2
13 10 (18.18%) Oracle
13 10 (18.18%) XML
13 10 (18.18%) HTTP
13 10 (18.18%) Intel
13 10 (18.18%) webMethods
13 10 (18.18%) Banking
13 10 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (18.18%) Apigee
13 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (16.36%) Shell Script
14 9 (16.36%) Perl
14 9 (16.36%) WebLogic
15 8 (14.55%) Apache
15 8 (14.55%) 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 55 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 25 (45.45%) WebSphere Application Server
3 14 (25.45%) IBM HTTP Server
4 12 (21.82%) WebSphere Portal
5 9 (16.36%) WebLogic
6 8 (14.55%) Apache
7 6 (10.91%) FileNet
7 6 (10.91%) WebLogic Portal
8 4 (7.27%) JBoss
9 2 (3.64%) Commerce Server
9 2 (3.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
9 2 (3.64%) WebSphere Process Server
10 1 (1.82%) CMS
10 1 (1.82%) iPlanet
10 1 (1.82%) MQSeries
10 1 (1.82%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (3.64%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (1.82%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.82%) SSL
2 10 (18.18%) HTTP
3 6 (10.91%) HTTPS
3 6 (10.91%) LDAP
4 2 (3.64%) Internet
5 1 (1.82%) DNS
5 1 (1.82%) FTP
5 1 (1.82%) SMTP
5 1 (1.82%) SNMP
5 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) JUnit
2 1 (1.82%) Ant
2 1 (1.82%) Introscope
2 1 (1.82%) JIRA
General
1 21 (38.18%) Finance
2 10 (18.18%) Banking
3 6 (10.91%) Publishing
4 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (50.91%) IBM Integration Bus
2 16 (29.09%) Middleware
3 15 (27.27%) J2EE
3 15 (27.27%) WebSphere MQ
4 10 (18.18%) XML
5 7 (12.73%) Web Services
6 4 (7.27%) JMS
6 4 (7.27%) REST
6 4 (7.27%) XML Messaging
7 3 (5.45%) EJB
8 2 (3.64%) JSP
8 2 (3.64%) Servlets
9 1 (1.82%) Ajax
9 1 (1.82%) CSS
9 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.82%) HTML
9 1 (1.82%) JDBC
9 1 (1.82%) SOAP
9 1 (1.82%) Worklight
9 1 (1.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (32.73%) DataPower
2 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.09%) iSeries
4 4 (7.27%) Clustering
5 2 (3.64%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.82%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.73%) Unix
2 8 (14.55%) Linux
3 6 (10.91%) AIX
4 4 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.27%) Solaris
5 2 (3.64%) Windows
6 1 (1.82%) CentOS
6 1 (1.82%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (10.91%) Change Management
3 6 (10.91%) Data Protection
4 5 (9.09%) Information Security
5 3 (5.45%) SOA
6 2 (3.64%) Business Activity Monitoring
6 2 (3.64%) High Availability
6 2 (3.64%) UML
7 1 (1.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.82%) DevOps
7 1 (1.82%) Integration Testing
7 1 (1.82%) Mobile First
7 1 (1.82%) Performance Engineering
7 1 (1.82%) Performance Testing
7 1 (1.82%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.82%) Re-Platforming
7 1 (1.82%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (1.82%) TDD
7 1 (1.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (52.73%) Java
2 9 (16.36%) Perl
2 9 (16.36%) Shell Script
3 8 (14.55%) Jython
4 7 (12.73%) SQL
5 4 (7.27%) XPath
6 1 (1.82%) C
6 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 33 (60.00%) IBM
2 10 (18.18%) Apigee
2 10 (18.18%) Intel
2 10 (18.18%) Oracle
2 10 (18.18%) webMethods
3 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.82%) CA
4 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.82%) Splunk