The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 170 130 116
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -14
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 670 760 992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.19% 1.57% 1.64%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.95% 9.00% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 399 504
Average daily rate £425 £425 £424
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 7
Average hourly rate £37.80 £26.87 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.70% -40.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.76 £22.88 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.36 £32.75 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £27.48 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+37.55% -52.20%
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9638 8446 9854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.14% 17.42% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5900 4775 5317
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 419 446
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -45 583 £433 -3.88% 125
London -55 246 £475 - 65
South East -9 132 £388 - 22
Scotland -17 60 £425 +13.33% 9
City of London -35 53 £500 +6.87% 28
East of England -7 49 £400 -11.11% 7
Berkshire +2 41 £350 -15.15% 6
Hampshire +6 38 £375 +15.38% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 38 £475 +3.42% 6
Yorkshire -16 38 £425 +13.33% 12
North West -39 38 £450 +9.09% 5
Hertfordshire +20 35 £400 - 3
Milton Keynes +3 34 £550 +17.39% 4
West Yorkshire -14 26 £425 -3.13% 5
Edinburgh -18 25 £425 +3.03% 4
Manchester -1 23 £450 +9.09% 3
Watford -3 22 £400 -
West Midlands -11 22 £375 -6.25% 2
Basingstoke +29 14 £360 -28.00%
Halifax +13 14 £425 -
Cheshire -8 13 £388 -8.82% 1
East Midlands -36 13 £383 -15.00% 4
South West -18 12 £400 -8.57% 6
Surrey -12 11 £500 +42.85% 6
Glasgow -27 10 £288 -14.81% 4
Reading -11 9 £455 +30.00% 2
Wales -24 9 £400 +6.66% 3
Havant -2 8 £375 +15.38% 1
Chester -10 8 £388 +3.33%
Cardiff -17 8 £400 +6.66% 2

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 528 (40.49%) IBM
2 526 (40.34%) Java
3 429 (32.90%) Oracle
4 413 (31.67%) Finance
5 378 (28.99%) UNIX
6 360 (27.61%) Linux
7 317 (24.31%) WebSphere Application Server
8 264 (20.25%) J2EE
9 251 (19.25%) SQL
10 227 (17.41%) Banking
11 226 (17.33%) XML
12 218 (16.72%) Windows
13 206 (15.80%) Middleware
14 196 (15.03%) E-Commerce
15 195 (14.95%) DB2
16 193 (14.80%) Web Services
17 186 (14.26%) WebSphere MQ
18 183 (14.03%) SQL Server
19 181 (13.88%) Retail
20 157 (12.04%) AIX
21 150 (11.50%) Tomcat
22 144 (11.04%) WebLogic
23 134 (10.28%) JavaScript
24 132 (10.12%) Spring
25 129 (9.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
26 128 (9.82%) .NET
27 125 (9.59%) HTML
28 121 (9.28%) SOAP
28 121 (9.28%) Solaris
29 113 (8.67%) JBoss

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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
1 317 (24.31%) WebSphere Application Server
2 150 (11.50%) Tomcat
3 144 (11.04%) WebLogic
4 84 (6.44%) IIS
5 80 (6.13%) MQSeries
6 73 (5.60%) Apache
7 66 (5.06%) WebSphere Process Server
8 45 (3.45%) IBM HTTP Server
9 34 (2.61%) WebSphere Portal
10 32 (2.45%) CMS
10 32 (2.45%) SharePoint
11 31 (2.38%) CICS
12 30 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
13 27 (2.07%) TeamSite
14 26 (1.99%) Jetty
15 22 (1.69%) Adobe CQ
16 20 (1.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 17 (1.30%) Tuxedo
18 16 (1.23%) nginx
19 13 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 34 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.53%) MS Project
3 15 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.07%) MS Office
5 7 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (1.53%) Tridion
2 16 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
3 13 (1.00%) Maximo
4 9 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.61%) RMDS
5 8 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.54%) JDE OneWorld
7 6 (0.46%) Magento
8 4 (0.31%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 3 (0.23%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.23%) Workday HCM
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.15%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
10 2 (0.15%) SAP Retail
10 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
2 17 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.69%) SaaS
5 7 (0.54%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (0.54%) Route 53
6 6 (0.46%) PaaS
6 6 (0.46%) Google App Engine
7 4 (0.31%) IaaS
8 2 (0.15%) IBM SmartCloud
8 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 100 (7.67%) HTTP
2 82 (6.29%) Internet
3 62 (4.75%) LDAP
4 54 (4.14%) Firewall
5 48 (3.68%) SAN
6 46 (3.53%) SSL
7 29 (2.22%) TCP/IP
8 28 (2.15%) FTP
9 27 (2.07%) DNS
10 18 (1.38%) NAS
10 18 (1.38%) DHCP
11 17 (1.30%) LAN
12 15 (1.15%) WAN
13 11 (0.84%) VPN
14 10 (0.77%) Fibre Channel
15 9 (0.69%) BIG-IP
16 8 (0.61%) Multicast
16 8 (0.61%) VLAN
16 8 (0.61%) FCoE
16 8 (0.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (14.95%) DB2
2 183 (14.03%) SQL Server
3 88 (6.75%) Relational Database
4 68 (5.21%) Oracle Database
5 59 (4.52%) MySQL
6 53 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
7 51 (3.91%) RDBMS
8 29 (2.22%) Big Data
9 24 (1.84%) Hadoop
10 16 (1.23%) DTS
11 14 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
11 14 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
12 13 (1.00%) Pentaho
13 12 (0.92%) IBM InfoSphere
13 12 (0.92%) DataStage
14 9 (0.69%) DbVisualizer
15 8 (0.61%) Oracle ODI
15 8 (0.61%) HBase
15 8 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (0.46%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 75 (5.75%) Subversion
2 60 (4.60%) JUnit
3 58 (4.45%) Maven
4 56 (4.29%) Ant
5 54 (4.14%) Eclipse
6 50 (3.83%) ClearCase
7 34 (2.61%) ClearQuest
8 33 (2.53%) SoapUI
8 33 (2.53%) Jenkins
9 32 (2.45%) JIRA
10 27 (2.07%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 27 (2.07%) Git (software)
11 23 (1.76%) Log4j
12 20 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (1.38%) LoadRunner
14 16 (1.23%) Hudson
15 12 (0.92%) Selenium
15 12 (0.92%) CruiseControl
15 12 (0.92%) Gerrit
15 12 (0.92%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 413 (31.67%) Finance
2 227 (17.41%) Banking
3 181 (13.88%) Retail
4 73 (5.60%) Manufacturing
5 50 (3.83%) Investment Banking
6 36 (2.76%) Financial Institution
7 31 (2.38%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.46%) Marketing
9 15 (1.15%) Front Office
10 13 (1.00%) Advertising
11 11 (0.84%) Back Office
12 10 (0.77%) Legal
13 9 (0.69%) German Language
14 6 (0.46%) Publishing
15 5 (0.38%) Games
15 5 (0.38%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.31%) Wholesale Banking
16 4 (0.31%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.23%) Automotive
18 2 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 328 (25.15%) Developer
2 222 (17.02%) Architect
3 167 (12.81%) Analyst
4 164 (12.58%) Java Developer
5 111 (8.51%) Administrator
6 104 (7.98%) Solutions Architect
7 99 (7.59%) Project Manager
8 84 (6.44%) WebSphere Administrator
9 80 (6.13%) Consultant
10 48 (3.68%) WebSphere Developer
11 37 (2.84%) Designer
12 31 (2.38%) Support Analyst
13 30 (2.30%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 30 (2.30%) WebSphere Specialist
14 29 (2.22%) Business Analyst
15 28 (2.15%) Technical Architect
15 28 (2.15%) Applications Support
15 28 (2.15%) Infrastructure Architect
16 26 (1.99%) Senior Developer
17 25 (1.92%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (20.25%) J2EE
2 226 (17.33%) XML
3 206 (15.80%) Middleware
4 193 (14.80%) Web Services
5 186 (14.26%) WebSphere MQ
6 132 (10.12%) Spring
7 129 (9.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 128 (9.82%) .NET
9 125 (9.59%) HTML
10 121 (9.28%) SOAP
11 102 (7.82%) JSP
12 95 (7.29%) Hibernate
13 90 (6.90%) XSLT
14 84 (6.44%) Servlets
15 74 (5.67%) Ajax
16 73 (5.60%) Struts
17 67 (5.14%) EJB
18 66 (5.06%) CSS
19 60 (4.60%) JMS
20 52 (3.99%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 79 (6.06%) DataPower
2 46 (3.53%) Mainframe
3 38 (2.91%) Online Banking
4 35 (2.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 30 (2.30%) Open Source
6 24 (1.84%) Web 2.0
6 24 (1.84%) Mobile App
7 20 (1.53%) Derivative
7 20 (1.53%) iSeries
7 20 (1.53%) Clustering
8 19 (1.46%) Replication
9 17 (1.30%) AS400
10 16 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.00%) N-Tier
11 13 (1.00%) Client/Server
11 13 (1.00%) Management Information System
12 11 (0.84%) Computer Science
13 10 (0.77%) Mobile Payment
13 10 (0.77%) Equities
14 9 (0.69%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 378 (28.99%) UNIX
2 360 (27.61%) Linux
3 218 (16.72%) Windows
4 157 (12.04%) AIX
5 121 (9.28%) Solaris
6 55 (4.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 45 (3.45%) zOS
8 29 (2.22%) Apple iOS
9 23 (1.76%) HPUX
10 14 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (1.00%) SUSE
12 9 (0.69%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.61%) CentOS
14 7 (0.54%) OS/400
15 6 (0.46%) Android
16 5 (0.38%) Debian
16 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.23%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
18 2 (0.15%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (15.03%) E-Commerce
2 111 (8.51%) SOA
3 102 (7.82%) Project Management
3 102 (7.82%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (6.60%) ITIL
5 68 (5.21%) UML
6 67 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 66 (5.06%) Scrum
8 60 (4.60%) Migration
9 57 (4.37%) ETL
10 54 (4.14%) Waterfall
11 53 (4.06%) Configuration Management
12 51 (3.91%) Performance Tuning
13 49 (3.76%) OO
14 44 (3.37%) Workflow
14 44 (3.37%) Content Management
15 43 (3.30%) Change Management
16 41 (3.14%) Continuous Integration
17 40 (3.07%) Test Scripting
18 39 (2.99%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 526 (40.34%) Java
2 251 (19.25%) SQL
3 134 (10.28%) JavaScript
4 87 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 61 (4.68%) Bash Shell
6 57 (4.37%) C#
7 52 (3.99%) Perl
8 49 (3.76%) C
9 38 (2.91%) PL/SQL
9 38 (2.91%) Korn
10 35 (2.68%) Python
11 29 (2.22%) XPath
12 22 (1.69%) T-SQL
13 21 (1.61%) Jython
14 20 (1.53%) C++
15 18 (1.38%) Scala
16 16 (1.23%) COBOL
17 14 (1.07%) PowerShell
17 14 (1.07%) RPG
18 10 (0.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 61 (4.68%) Security Cleared
2 55 (4.22%) Degree
3 51 (3.91%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.30%) ISEB
4 17 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (0.61%) PMI Certification
6 5 (0.38%) RHCE
6 5 (0.38%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.38%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.31%) IBM Certification
8 3 (0.23%) IBM WebSphere Certification
8 3 (0.23%) PMP
8 3 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.23%) PCI QSA
8 3 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.15%) MCITP
9 2 (0.15%) RHCT
9 2 (0.15%) NCDA
9 2 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.76%) QA
2 17 (1.30%) SLA
3 7 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.23%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.15%) JTAG
7 1 (0.077%) Dublin Core
7 1 (0.077%) Basel III
7 1 (0.077%) HL7
System Software
1 34 (2.61%) Active Directory
2 31 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 14 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
5 13 (1.00%) NFS
5 13 (1.00%) SRDF
6 10 (0.77%) XenApp
7 9 (0.69%) Xen
7 9 (0.69%) vCloud
8 7 (0.54%) vSphere
9 5 (0.38%) PowerHA
10 4 (0.31%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 4 (0.31%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.31%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.23%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.15%) KVM
12 2 (0.15%) OCFS2
12 2 (0.15%) RACF
13 1 (0.077%) Oracle RMAN
13 1 (0.077%) qmail
Systems Management
1 83 (6.37%) Tivoli
2 39 (2.99%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 28 (2.15%) Puppet
4 16 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 12 (0.92%) CA Wily
6 10 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (0.61%) BladeLogic
8 7 (0.54%) Data Guard
8 7 (0.54%) Vagrant
9 6 (0.46%) MOM
9 6 (0.46%) Control-M
9 6 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.38%) Backup Exec
10 5 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
10 5 (0.38%) nmon
11 4 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.23%) Red Hat Satellite
13 2 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 2 (0.15%) Netcool
13 2 (0.15%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 528 (40.49%) IBM
2 429 (32.90%) Oracle
3 113 (8.67%) JBoss
4 106 (8.13%) Microsoft
5 80 (6.13%) HP
6 73 (5.60%) Red Hat
7 51 (3.91%) SAP
7 51 (3.91%) TIBCO
7 51 (3.91%) ATG
7 51 (3.91%) VMware
8 41 (3.14%) Sybase
9 37 (2.84%) Sun
10 28 (2.15%) LogLogic
11 27 (2.07%) Citrix
12 24 (1.84%) hybris
13 22 (1.69%) Ab Initio
14 20 (1.53%) Elastic Path
14 20 (1.53%) Cisco
15 19 (1.46%) webMethods
15 19 (1.46%) Adobe
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