The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 149 102 115
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +13
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 822 1042 993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.46% 1.95% 1.72%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.10% 11.27% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 584 505
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £580 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 3
Average hourly rate £31.25 £31.88 £48.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -34.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.88 £27.38 £36.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.38 £55.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £31.88 £45.25
% change year-on-year
-1.96% -29.55%

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
10151 9248 10117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.98% 17.30% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6012 5366 5745
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 387 462
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.05 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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 -45 739 £425 -6.07% 151
London -57 308 £430 -14.00% 79
South East -57 120 £431 +1.47% 14
City of London -2 84 £375 -28.57% 31
Yorkshire +40 72 £425 +6.25% 16
West Midlands +26 68 £425 +17.24% 6
West Yorkshire +42 49 £425 +13.33% 5
East of England -9 49 £350 -31.03% 8
East Midlands +1 45 £425 -5.55% 11
Scotland -51 42 £400 - 5
North West -32 35 £325 -16.12% 12
Buckinghamshire +6 34 £425 -
Berkshire -33 32 £431 +0.29% 5
Milton Keynes -2 26 £425 -
Warwickshire +11 25 £450 +2.85% 2
Halifax +16 24 £425 -
Nottinghamshire +22 23 £375 -3.84% 8
Coventry +5 23 £438 +34.61% 1
Hampshire -56 23 £425 +19.71% 1
Nottingham +21 22 £343 -12.17% 6
South West -22 22 £488 +23.41% 3
Edinburgh -48 19 £360 -12.19% 2
Essex +8 17 £250 - 1
Wales - 17 £444 - 2
Leeds +15 15 £425 +11.47% 3
Manchester -9 13 £313 -26.47% 4
Glasgow -23 13 £488 +47.72% 3
South Wales - 13 £444 - 2
Surrey +1 12 £519 +29.68% 4
Cheshire -7 12 £400 +3.22% 4

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WebSphere also 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 that cited WebSphere.

1 690 (46.91%) IBM
2 574 (39.02%) Java
3 558 (37.93%) Oracle
4 495 (33.65%) Linux
5 385 (26.17%) Finance
6 378 (25.70%) UNIX
7 370 (25.15%) SQL
8 317 (21.55%) WebSphere MQ
9 314 (21.35%) WebSphere Application Server
10 310 (21.07%) J2EE
11 294 (19.99%) XML
12 256 (17.40%) Windows
13 235 (15.98%) Middleware
14 230 (15.64%) WebLogic
15 229 (15.57%) Web Services
16 214 (14.55%) JavaScript
17 210 (14.28%) Banking
18 209 (14.21%) E-Commerce
19 200 (13.60%) WebSphere Message Broker
20 199 (13.53%) SOA
21 195 (13.26%) Retail
22 176 (11.96%) DB2
23 174 (11.83%) Spring
24 172 (11.69%) HTML
25 160 (10.88%) AIX
26 159 (10.81%) Tomcat
27 147 (9.99%) SQL Server
28 144 (9.79%) HTTP
29 143 (9.72%) JBoss
30 138 (9.38%) CSS

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing WebSphere also 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 that cited WebSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 314 (21.35%) WebSphere Application Server
2 230 (15.64%) WebLogic
3 159 (10.81%) Tomcat
4 134 (9.11%) Apache
5 87 (5.91%) IIS
6 77 (5.23%) MQSeries
7 76 (5.17%) BizTalk Server
8 68 (4.62%) IBM HTTP Server
9 45 (3.06%) WebSphere Portal
10 39 (2.65%) Oracle Workflow
11 34 (2.31%) WebSphere Process Server
12 32 (2.18%) SharePoint
13 30 (2.04%) CICS
13 30 (2.04%) CMS
14 28 (1.90%) FileNet
15 26 (1.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 24 (1.63%) Adobe CQ
17 22 (1.50%) Jetty
18 21 (1.43%) GlassFish
18 21 (1.43%) nginx
Applications
1 36 (2.45%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.90%) MS Office
3 17 (1.16%) MS Project
3 17 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.20%) SPSS
7 1 (0.068%) CPLEX
7 1 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (1.09%) Workday HCM
3 14 (0.95%) SAP HR
4 11 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
5 10 (0.68%) JDE OneWorld
6 9 (0.61%) Maximo
7 8 (0.54%) Tridion
7 8 (0.54%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 7 (0.48%) Murex MxG2000
9 6 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.20%) RMDS
11 3 (0.20%) ENOVIA
11 3 (0.20%) Staffware
11 3 (0.20%) WebTrends
11 3 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.20%) Misys Midas
11 3 (0.20%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
11 3 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 60 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
2 45 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (0.82%) Google App Engine
5 9 (0.61%) SaaS
6 6 (0.41%) Route 53
6 6 (0.41%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (0.34%) PaaS
8 3 (0.20%) IaaS
9 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.068%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 144 (9.79%) HTTP
2 96 (6.53%) SSL
3 83 (5.64%) Firewall
4 66 (4.49%) DNS
5 62 (4.21%) Internet
6 61 (4.15%) TCP/IP
7 55 (3.74%) SAN
8 49 (3.33%) FTP
9 46 (3.13%) LDAP
10 24 (1.63%) DHCP
11 23 (1.56%) IPsec
12 22 (1.50%) WAN
13 20 (1.36%) VPN
14 19 (1.29%) HTTPS
15 18 (1.22%) Intranet
15 18 (1.22%) NAS
16 13 (0.88%) SSH
16 13 (0.88%) LAN
17 12 (0.82%) ATM
18 10 (0.68%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (11.96%) DB2
2 147 (9.99%) SQL Server
3 106 (7.21%) Relational Database
4 96 (6.53%) Oracle Database
5 47 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
6 40 (2.72%) MySQL
7 37 (2.52%) RDBMS
8 36 (2.45%) Oracle Exadata
9 24 (1.63%) Big Data
10 16 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (1.09%) ObjectStore
11 15 (1.02%) Hadoop
12 14 (0.95%) DbVisualizer
13 13 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
13 13 (0.88%) DTS
14 10 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
16 7 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
16 7 (0.48%) SAP Data Services
17 6 (0.41%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 65 (4.42%) Eclipse
2 62 (4.21%) Maven
3 56 (3.81%) JUnit
3 56 (3.81%) Jenkins
4 55 (3.74%) Ant
5 54 (3.67%) JIRA
6 47 (3.20%) Subversion
7 46 (3.13%) ClearCase
8 41 (2.79%) ClearQuest
9 39 (2.65%) Selenium
10 34 (2.31%) Introscope
11 28 (1.90%) Git (software)
12 26 (1.77%) SoapUI
13 20 (1.36%) CruiseControl
14 15 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (0.95%) QuickTest Pro
16 13 (0.88%) LoadRunner
16 13 (0.88%) Gerrit
17 11 (0.75%) JMeter
18 10 (0.68%) Mercurial
General
1 385 (26.17%) Finance
2 210 (14.28%) Banking
3 195 (13.26%) Retail
4 60 (4.08%) Manufacturing
5 50 (3.40%) Investment Banking
6 45 (3.06%) Financial Institution
7 34 (2.31%) Telecoms
8 28 (1.90%) Front Office
9 23 (1.56%) Automotive
10 21 (1.43%) Marketing
11 15 (1.02%) Legal
11 15 (1.02%) Back Office
12 11 (0.75%) Advertising
12 11 (0.75%) Publishing
12 11 (0.75%) Games
13 9 (0.61%) German Language
14 8 (0.54%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.48%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.27%) French Language
16 4 (0.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 439 (29.84%) Developer
2 219 (14.89%) Java Developer
3 207 (14.07%) Architect
4 182 (12.37%) Analyst
5 116 (7.89%) Administrator
6 102 (6.93%) Consultant
7 92 (6.25%) WebSphere Developer
8 74 (5.03%) Solutions Architect
9 61 (4.15%) Project Manager
10 58 (3.94%) WebSphere Administrator
11 49 (3.33%) Business Analyst
12 47 (3.20%) Senior Developer
13 41 (2.79%) Designer
14 39 (2.65%) Support Analyst
15 37 (2.52%) Integration Architect
15 37 (2.52%) Technical Architect
16 33 (2.24%) WebSphere Specialist
17 32 (2.18%) WebSphere Consultant
18 31 (2.11%) Applications Support
19 30 (2.04%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (21.55%) WebSphere MQ
2 310 (21.07%) J2EE
3 294 (19.99%) XML
4 235 (15.98%) Middleware
5 229 (15.57%) Web Services
6 200 (13.60%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 174 (11.83%) Spring
8 172 (11.69%) HTML
9 138 (9.38%) CSS
10 132 (8.97%) XSLT
11 128 (8.70%) JMS
12 127 (8.63%) JSP
13 111 (7.55%) SOAP
14 106 (7.21%) .NET
15 101 (6.87%) Ajax
16 92 (6.25%) Struts
17 90 (6.12%) Hibernate
18 86 (5.85%) JDBC
19 79 (5.37%) Java EE
20 69 (4.69%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 86 (5.85%) Mainframe
2 74 (5.03%) Clustering
3 65 (4.42%) DataPower
4 38 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 37 (2.52%) iSeries
6 34 (2.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 33 (2.24%) AS400
8 30 (2.04%) Derivative
9 29 (1.97%) Hedge funds
10 24 (1.63%) Open Source
11 22 (1.50%) Mobile App
12 20 (1.36%) Replication
13 17 (1.16%) N-Tier
13 17 (1.16%) Credit Derivative
13 17 (1.16%) SWIFT
14 16 (1.09%) Computer Science
15 14 (0.95%) Web 2.0
15 14 (0.95%) IBM Mainframe
16 13 (0.88%) PMI
17 12 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 495 (33.65%) Linux
2 378 (25.70%) UNIX
3 256 (17.40%) Windows
4 160 (10.88%) AIX
5 105 (7.14%) Solaris
6 95 (6.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 41 (2.79%) zOS
8 36 (2.45%) SELinux
9 17 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
10 16 (1.09%) SUSE
10 16 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (1.09%) HPUX
11 14 (0.95%) Android
11 14 (0.95%) Apple iOS
12 12 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (0.61%) CentOS
14 9 (0.61%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.14%) Windows CE
15 2 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (14.21%) E-Commerce
2 199 (13.53%) SOA
3 123 (8.36%) ITIL
3 123 (8.36%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (7.95%) OO
5 112 (7.61%) Migration
6 76 (5.17%) UML
7 74 (5.03%) Project Management
7 74 (5.03%) Continuous Integration
8 71 (4.83%) Scrum
9 69 (4.69%) Configuration Management
10 65 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 63 (4.28%) Workflow
12 59 (4.01%) Service Delivery
13 58 (3.94%) Software Engineering
14 57 (3.87%) Unit Testing
15 54 (3.67%) Release Management
16 53 (3.60%) MVC
17 50 (3.40%) TDD
18 48 (3.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 574 (39.02%) Java
2 370 (25.15%) SQL
3 214 (14.55%) JavaScript
4 117 (7.95%) Bash Shell
5 114 (7.75%) Python
6 110 (7.48%) Shell Script
7 107 (7.27%) Perl
8 54 (3.67%) PL/SQL
9 52 (3.54%) C
10 45 (3.06%) Ruby
11 41 (2.79%) Jython
12 39 (2.65%) Korn
12 39 (2.65%) C#
13 33 (2.24%) PowerShell
14 32 (2.18%) C++
15 31 (2.11%) XPath
16 20 (1.36%) VBScript
17 18 (1.22%) RPG
18 17 (1.16%) RPG IV
19 13 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 62 (4.21%) Security Cleared
2 46 (3.13%) Degree
3 41 (2.79%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.43%) ISEB
5 15 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (0.95%) PMI Certification
7 10 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.61%) IBM WebSphere Certification
9 7 (0.48%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.48%) IBM Certification
10 4 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.20%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.20%) RHCT
11 3 (0.20%) RHCE
11 3 (0.20%) MCSE
12 2 (0.14%) CCNA
12 2 (0.14%) CISSP
12 2 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.92%) QA
2 28 (1.90%) ISO 9001
3 15 (1.02%) SLA
4 5 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.14%) JTAG
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.068%) HL7
8 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 96 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (2.99%) Oracle RAC
3 31 (2.11%) Active Directory
4 22 (1.50%) vCloud
5 20 (1.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 17 (1.16%) Oracle RMAN
7 14 (0.95%) Xen
7 14 (0.95%) XenServer
8 13 (0.88%) NFS
9 12 (0.82%) VMware ESX
9 12 (0.82%) vSphere
10 11 (0.75%) SRDF
11 7 (0.48%) Shibboleth
11 7 (0.48%) Hyper-V
11 7 (0.48%) XenApp
12 5 (0.34%) RACF
12 5 (0.34%) OCFS2
13 3 (0.20%) RHEV
14 2 (0.14%) KVM
14 2 (0.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 86 (5.85%) Tivoli
2 73 (4.96%) Puppet
3 16 (1.09%) CA Wily
4 14 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 12 (0.82%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 8 (0.54%) CA SiteMinder
6 8 (0.54%) Vagrant
6 8 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.41%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.41%) Control-M
7 6 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (0.34%) CA LISA
9 4 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.27%) Ansible
9 4 (0.27%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
9 4 (0.27%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.20%) OMEGAMON
10 3 (0.20%) Netcool
10 3 (0.20%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 690 (46.91%) IBM
2 558 (37.93%) Oracle
3 143 (9.72%) JBoss
4 137 (9.31%) Microsoft
5 127 (8.63%) Red Hat
6 123 (8.36%) VMware
7 103 (7.00%) SAP
8 68 (4.62%) HP
9 51 (3.47%) ATG
10 43 (2.92%) Citrix
11 33 (2.24%) Sun
12 30 (2.04%) Remedy
13 28 (1.90%) TIBCO
13 28 (1.90%) webMethods
14 27 (1.84%) Sybase
15 24 (1.63%) EMC
16 23 (1.56%) Software AG
16 23 (1.56%) Informatica
17 22 (1.50%) Cognos
18 19 (1.29%) BEA
London
Consulting Point
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Expenses
Posted: 11 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 400 - 500
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £382.50 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 19 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £445 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Croydon, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £315 - £365 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Roc Search
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago