The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 186 164 190
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +26
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 724 798 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.35% 1.47% 1.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.96% 7.97% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 417 343
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £29.75 £34.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.80 £43.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £36.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.47% -4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
10409 10015 9216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.36% 18.45% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6933 6196 5745
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.18% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 357 308
Median hourly rate £19.44 £20.19 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.71% +12.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.91% +15.34%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

WebSphere
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WebSphere within the UK.

WebSphere Daily Rate Trend in the UK

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

WebSphere Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

WebSphere
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere within the UK.

WebSphere Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

WebSphere
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WebSphere within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

WebSphere Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

WebSphere
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 -26 651 £430 +1.05% 109
London -31 284 £450 - 53
South East -33 100 £450 +5.88% 19
North West -7 67 £360 -5.57% 13
Scotland -3 55 £375 -11.76% 4
City of London +30 54 £434 -6.46% 22
East of England +10 46 £413 +10.00% 9
Yorkshire -13 41 £500 +33.33% 4
Buckinghamshire +9 38 £381 +17.30% 2
East Midlands +12 35 £400 - 2
Manchester +7 32 £375 -11.88% 11
Edinburgh -7 31 £463 +8.82% 3
South West +6 30 £425 -0.58% 5
Milton Keynes +4 30 £400 +23.07% 2
West Yorkshire -18 30 £450 +28.57% 3
Cheshire 0 26 £374 -6.62% 1
Berkshire -29 26 £475 - 6
North East -35 25 £305 +7.96% 2
Tyne and Wear -36 25 £305 +8.15% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 24 £300 +6.38% 1
Hampshire +9 23 £378 -18.37% 7
Nottinghamshire +15 22 £550 +37.50%
Nottingham +14 22 £550 +37.50%
Essex -3 22 £400 - 1
West Midlands -24 20 £450 +5.88% 2
Chester +9 15 £394 -1.68%
Glasgow +5 15 £335 -21.17% 1
Bracknell -14 14 £463 -5.12%
Farnborough +15 11 £385 - 1
South Yorkshire -2 10 £500 -2.43% 1

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 656 (48.99%) Java
2 638 (47.65%) IBM
3 533 (39.81%) Linux
4 450 (33.61%) Oracle
5 368 (27.48%) WebSphere Application Server
6 354 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
7 341 (25.47%) Unix
8 335 (25.02%) J2EE
9 308 (23.00%) SQL
10 300 (22.40%) Finance
11 297 (22.18%) Middleware
12 274 (20.46%) XML
13 253 (18.89%) Windows
14 247 (18.45%) WebLogic
15 241 (18.00%) WebSphere MQ
16 235 (17.55%) AIX
17 232 (17.33%) Web Services
18 223 (16.65%) Apache
19 219 (16.36%) DB2
20 214 (15.98%) HTTP
21 204 (15.24%) JBoss
22 192 (14.34%) Banking
23 186 (13.89%) Spring
24 181 (13.52%) Microsoft
25 179 (13.37%) JavaScript
25 179 (13.37%) Tomcat
26 176 (13.14%) SSL
27 175 (13.07%) IBM Integration Bus
28 174 (12.99%) SQL Server
29 155 (11.58%) E-Commerce

WebSphere
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
1 368 (27.48%) WebSphere Application Server
2 247 (18.45%) WebLogic
3 223 (16.65%) Apache
4 204 (15.24%) JBoss
5 179 (13.37%) Tomcat
6 143 (10.68%) IIS
7 91 (6.80%) IBM HTTP Server
8 62 (4.63%) Jetty
9 59 (4.41%) nginx
9 59 (4.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 49 (3.66%) WebSphere Portal
11 46 (3.44%) MQSeries
12 33 (2.46%) CMS
13 29 (2.17%) GlassFish
14 28 (2.09%) Oracle Application Server
15 27 (2.02%) iPlanet
15 27 (2.02%) WebSphere Process Server
16 25 (1.87%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
17 24 (1.79%) CICS
18 21 (1.57%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 69 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 29 (2.17%) MS Office
3 9 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.52%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.30%) MS Project
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 24 (1.79%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 14 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
3 13 (0.97%) OpenText MBPM
4 10 (0.75%) Magento
5 7 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (0.45%) BusinessWare
6 6 (0.45%) SAP R/3
7 3 (0.22%) Maximo
7 3 (0.22%) Staffware
8 2 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.15%) Global One
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.15%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 2 (0.15%) Primavera
8 2 (0.15%) SAP hybris
8 2 (0.15%) SAP Retail
9 1 (0.075%) Murex MxG2000
9 1 (0.075%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 1 (0.075%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 84 (6.27%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (4.03%) Cloud Computing
3 32 (2.39%) Amazon EC2
4 25 (1.87%) Google App Engine
4 25 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
5 16 (1.19%) Amazon S3
6 13 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (0.75%) IaaS
7 10 (0.75%) PaaS
8 9 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
8 9 (0.67%) OpenShift
9 8 (0.60%) GitHub
10 6 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
10 6 (0.45%) SaaS
11 5 (0.37%) Office 365
11 5 (0.37%) Route 53
12 4 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.30%) IBM SmartCloud
13 3 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 3 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 214 (15.98%) HTTP
2 176 (13.14%) SSL
3 117 (8.74%) DNS
4 98 (7.32%) FTP
5 96 (7.17%) TCP/IP
6 56 (4.18%) DHCP
7 52 (3.88%) IPsec
8 46 (3.44%) Internet
9 44 (3.29%) LDAP
10 39 (2.91%) Firewall
11 27 (2.02%) SAN
12 21 (1.57%) LAN
13 19 (1.42%) WAN
14 17 (1.27%) SMTP
15 16 (1.19%) Network Security
15 16 (1.19%) SNMP
16 15 (1.12%) HTTPS
16 15 (1.12%) NAS
17 13 (0.97%) WinSCP
18 12 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (16.36%) DB2
2 174 (12.99%) SQL Server
3 78 (5.83%) Oracle Database
4 57 (4.26%) Relational Database
5 53 (3.96%) MySQL
6 29 (2.17%) MongoDB
7 24 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 22 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
8 22 (1.64%) DataStage
9 20 (1.49%) Hadoop
10 19 (1.42%) PowerCenter
11 16 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (1.19%) RDBMS
12 14 (1.05%) Big Data
13 11 (0.82%) HBase
13 11 (0.82%) MS Access
14 10 (0.75%) IBM InfoSphere
14 10 (0.75%) ObjectStore
15 8 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 123 (9.19%) Jenkins
2 82 (6.12%) Git (software)
3 77 (5.75%) Maven
4 74 (5.53%) JUnit
5 65 (4.85%) Eclipse
6 53 (3.96%) Subversion
7 49 (3.66%) Introscope
8 48 (3.58%) Travis CI
9 44 (3.29%) JIRA
10 41 (3.06%) Ant
11 36 (2.69%) Cucumber
12 29 (2.17%) Selenium
13 26 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
14 24 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
15 21 (1.57%) ClearCase
15 21 (1.57%) Log4j
16 19 (1.42%) SoapUI
17 13 (0.97%) TeamCity
18 12 (0.90%) Hudson
18 12 (0.90%) Vagrant
General
1 300 (22.40%) Finance
2 192 (14.34%) Banking
3 112 (8.36%) Retail
4 21 (1.57%) Front Office
5 20 (1.49%) Financial Institution
5 20 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 14 (1.05%) Back Office
7 13 (0.97%) Spanish Language
8 12 (0.90%) Billing
8 12 (0.90%) Telecoms
9 11 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.82%) Marketing
10 9 (0.67%) Publishing
11 8 (0.60%) Automotive
12 6 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.37%) Law
13 5 (0.37%) Legal
13 5 (0.37%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.22%) French Language
15 2 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 423 (31.59%) Developer
2 211 (15.76%) Java Developer
3 199 (14.86%) Architect
4 104 (7.77%) Consultant
5 96 (7.17%) Administrator
6 80 (5.97%) Analyst
7 75 (5.60%) WebSphere Developer
8 72 (5.38%) Solutions Architect
9 63 (4.71%) WebSphere Administrator
10 57 (4.26%) WebSphere Architect
11 52 (3.88%) DevOps Engineer
12 44 (3.29%) Senior Developer
13 39 (2.91%) WebSphere Consultant
14 38 (2.84%) Middleware Developer
15 37 (2.76%) WebSphere Specialist
16 36 (2.69%) Project Manager
17 33 (2.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 33 (2.46%) Integration Architect
18 29 (2.17%) Designer
18 29 (2.17%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 335 (25.02%) J2EE
2 297 (22.18%) Middleware
3 274 (20.46%) XML
4 241 (18.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 232 (17.33%) Web Services
6 186 (13.89%) Spring
7 175 (13.07%) IBM Integration Bus
8 151 (11.28%) HTML
9 144 (10.75%) SOAP
10 123 (9.19%) Servlets
11 116 (8.66%) JSP
12 113 (8.44%) Hibernate
13 111 (8.29%) XSLT
14 94 (7.02%) CSS
15 91 (6.80%) .NET
16 85 (6.35%) JMS
17 79 (5.90%) Java EE
18 77 (5.75%) REST
19 73 (5.45%) Struts
20 71 (5.30%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 121 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (8.51%) DataPower
3 59 (4.41%) Mainframe
4 56 (4.18%) Clustering
5 37 (2.76%) Data Centre
6 32 (2.39%) Computer Science
7 27 (2.02%) IBM Mainframe
8 24 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 22 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.57%) Web 2.0
11 20 (1.49%) Hedge funds
12 17 (1.27%) FMCG
12 17 (1.27%) Management Information System
13 14 (1.05%) AS400
13 14 (1.05%) Private Cloud
14 11 (0.82%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.82%) iPad
14 11 (0.82%) User Experience
15 10 (0.75%) Mobile App
15 10 (0.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 533 (39.81%) Linux
2 341 (25.47%) Unix
3 253 (18.89%) Windows
4 235 (17.55%) AIX
5 124 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 122 (9.11%) Solaris
7 47 (3.51%) zOS
8 45 (3.36%) Windows Server
9 39 (2.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 21 (1.57%) SUSE
10 21 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (1.27%) OS/390
13 16 (1.19%) CentOS
14 14 (1.05%) HPUX
15 13 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
16 11 (0.82%) Windows 7
17 10 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
18 6 (0.45%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.45%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (11.58%) E-Commerce
3 144 (10.75%) SOA
4 142 (10.60%) Continuous Integration
5 139 (10.38%) DevOps
6 127 (9.48%) ITIL
7 105 (7.84%) Configuration Management
8 98 (7.32%) Migration
9 94 (7.02%) OO
10 87 (6.50%) TDD
11 84 (6.27%) Scrum
12 66 (4.93%) Change Management
13 64 (4.78%) Project Management
14 57 (4.26%) SDLC
14 57 (4.26%) Web Development
15 56 (4.18%) Waterfall
16 51 (3.81%) Software Engineering
17 50 (3.73%) Unit Testing
18 46 (3.44%) Continuous Improvement
18 46 (3.44%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 656 (48.99%) Java
2 308 (23.00%) SQL
3 179 (13.37%) JavaScript
4 114 (8.51%) Shell Script
5 109 (8.14%) Perl
6 103 (7.69%) Python
7 69 (5.15%) Bash Shell
8 59 (4.41%) Jython
9 56 (4.18%) C
10 48 (3.58%) C++
11 42 (3.14%) C#
12 40 (2.99%) PL/SQL
13 33 (2.46%) PHP
14 32 (2.39%) PowerShell
15 29 (2.17%) Korn
16 28 (2.09%) COBOL
16 28 (2.09%) Ruby
17 15 (1.12%) VB
17 15 (1.12%) VBScript
18 14 (1.05%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 95 (7.09%) Security Cleared
2 76 (5.68%) Degree
3 73 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 27 (2.02%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 17 (1.27%) Sun Certification
7 11 (0.82%) CCNA
8 10 (0.75%) CISSP
9 9 (0.67%) PMI Certification
10 8 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.52%) CCSP
12 6 (0.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 6 (0.45%) CISM
12 6 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (0.37%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.30%) CCNP
14 4 (0.30%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.29%) QA
2 14 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.37%) COBIT
6 4 (0.30%) SLA
7 3 (0.22%) ISO15022
7 3 (0.22%) ISO20022
8 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.15%) WCAG
9 1 (0.075%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 108 (8.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (4.03%) Active Directory
2 54 (4.03%) Xen
3 36 (2.69%) Docker
4 23 (1.72%) Hyper-V
5 21 (1.57%) Oracle RAC
6 16 (1.19%) vSphere
7 13 (0.97%) NFS
8 12 (0.90%) KVM
9 11 (0.82%) SRDF
10 6 (0.45%) ClearTrust
10 6 (0.45%) PowerHA
10 6 (0.45%) Time Sharing Option
10 6 (0.45%) vCloud
11 5 (0.37%) RACF
11 5 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.30%) Firmware
12 4 (0.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 3 (0.22%) Sendmail
13 3 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 103 (7.69%) Puppet
2 72 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (3.58%) Tivoli
4 42 (3.14%) Ansible
5 27 (2.02%) CA Wily
6 16 (1.19%) QRadar
7 15 (1.12%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 14 (1.05%) SCCM
9 13 (0.97%) Control-M
10 12 (0.90%) Nagios
11 10 (0.75%) CA Single Sign-On
12 9 (0.67%) ZABBIX
13 7 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (0.45%) BladeLogic
14 6 (0.45%) Netcool
14 6 (0.45%) SCOM
14 6 (0.45%) Terraform
15 5 (0.37%) Netcool/OMNIbus
15 5 (0.37%) nmon
16 4 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 638 (47.65%) IBM
2 450 (33.61%) Oracle
3 181 (13.52%) Microsoft
4 128 (9.56%) VMware
5 113 (8.44%) Red Hat
6 79 (5.90%) ATG
7 63 (4.71%) SAP
8 53 (3.96%) Sybase
8 53 (3.96%) webMethods
9 49 (3.66%) Sun
10 46 (3.44%) Google
11 44 (3.29%) CA
11 44 (3.29%) hybris
12 41 (3.06%) Axway
12 41 (3.06%) Informatica
13 40 (2.99%) HP
14 37 (2.76%) TIBCO
15 27 (2.02%) Intel
16 25 (1.87%) AppDynamics
17 24 (1.79%) BEA
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