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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 163 107 119
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +12
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 782 1004 956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.36% 1.90% 1.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.64% 10.87% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 541 476
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 £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 6
Average hourly rate £31.25 £37.50 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £28.50 £24.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £75.50 £116.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £31.88 £29.95
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +6.42%

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
10240 9236 10077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.78% 17.51% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6163 5455 5642
Average daily rate £375 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 372 494
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 19 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 19 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 19 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 -43 697 £425 -9.95% 134
London -65 277 £435 -13.00% 69
South East -48 101 £450 +12.50% 16
Yorkshire +36 72 £425 +3.03% 13
West Midlands +27 68 £425 +23.27% 5
City of London -35 64 £425 -15.00% 27
Scotland -41 56 £375 -9.09% 6
West Yorkshire +46 49 £425 +19.29% 7
North West -22 49 £340 -10.81% 12
East of England -12 47 £350 -31.03% 13
East Midlands +5 42 £450 - 2
Edinburgh -30 30 £360 -12.99% 4
Berkshire -22 29 £431 -4.16% 9
Warwickshire +13 27 £450 +2.85% 1
Nottinghamshire +21 25 £455 +16.66%
Buckinghamshire +5 25 £488 +2.63% 1
Nottingham +25 22 £450 +15.38%
Coventry +8 22 £438 +34.61% 1
South West -34 21 £525 +30.84% 4
Milton Keynes -2 17 £413 -13.15%
Hampshire -55 17 £405 +21.34% 1
Leeds +12 16 £425 +9.67% 5
Lancashire -5 16 £350 -
Manchester -13 16 £306 -22.22% 8
Glasgow -19 16 £388 +17.42% 1
Essex +7 15 £263 - 2
Surrey +1 15 £513 +17.14% 3
Cheshire -19 12 £363 -10.76% 4
Bedfordshire - 11 £400 - 2
Leamington Spa - 11 £470 - 1

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 733 (47.81%) IBM
2 602 (39.27%) Java
3 574 (37.44%) Oracle
4 517 (33.72%) Linux
5 404 (26.35%) Finance
6 382 (24.92%) UNIX
7 376 (24.53%) SQL
8 330 (21.53%) WebSphere MQ
9 329 (21.46%) WebSphere Application Server
10 316 (20.61%) XML
11 314 (20.48%) J2EE
12 262 (17.09%) Windows
13 250 (16.31%) Middleware
13 250 (16.31%) Agile Software Development
14 245 (15.98%) Web Services
14 245 (15.98%) WebLogic
15 220 (14.35%) Banking
16 213 (13.89%) JavaScript
17 212 (13.83%) SOA
18 206 (13.44%) E-Commerce
19 205 (13.37%) WebSphere Message Broker
20 186 (12.13%) Retail
21 182 (11.87%) Spring
22 177 (11.55%) DB2
23 170 (11.09%) Tomcat
24 169 (11.02%) HTML
24 169 (11.02%) HTTP
25 166 (10.83%) AIX
26 160 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
27 157 (10.24%) SQL Server

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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
1 329 (21.46%) WebSphere Application Server
2 245 (15.98%) WebLogic
3 170 (11.09%) Tomcat
4 151 (9.85%) Apache
5 95 (6.20%) IIS
6 78 (5.09%) IBM HTTP Server
7 75 (4.89%) BizTalk Server
8 72 (4.70%) MQSeries
9 46 (3.00%) WebSphere Portal
9 46 (3.00%) WebSphere Process Server
10 40 (2.61%) Oracle Workflow
11 34 (2.22%) SharePoint
12 30 (1.96%) FileNet
12 30 (1.96%) CMS
13 29 (1.89%) CICS
14 28 (1.83%) Jetty
15 27 (1.76%) nginx
16 25 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 24 (1.57%) Adobe CQ
17 24 (1.57%) GlassFish
Applications
1 38 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 29 (1.89%) MS Office
3 21 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (1.17%) MS Project
5 17 (1.11%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.13%) SPSS
8 1 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.065%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 31 (2.02%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (1.04%) Workday HCM
3 14 (0.91%) SAP HR
4 13 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
5 10 (0.65%) JDE OneWorld
6 8 (0.52%) Maximo
6 8 (0.52%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 7 (0.46%) Murex MxG2000
7 7 (0.46%) Tridion
8 6 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.33%) Misys Midas
10 4 (0.26%) ENOVIA
10 4 (0.26%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
11 3 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
11 3 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
11 3 (0.20%) RMDS
11 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.20%) WebTrends
11 3 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 62 (4.04%) Amazon EC2
2 43 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (0.98%) Google App Engine
5 10 (0.65%) SaaS
6 5 (0.33%) PaaS
7 4 (0.26%) Route 53
7 4 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (0.26%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.20%) IaaS
9 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (0.065%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.065%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 169 (11.02%) HTTP
2 116 (7.57%) SSL
3 82 (5.35%) Firewall
4 73 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 68 (4.44%) DNS
6 65 (4.24%) Internet
7 60 (3.91%) SAN
8 59 (3.85%) FTP
9 46 (3.00%) LDAP
10 26 (1.70%) DHCP
10 26 (1.70%) IPsec
11 22 (1.44%) WAN
12 21 (1.37%) VPN
13 20 (1.30%) Intranet
14 19 (1.24%) NAS
14 19 (1.24%) HTTPS
15 14 (0.91%) SSH
16 13 (0.85%) LAN
17 12 (0.78%) ATM
17 12 (0.78%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (11.55%) DB2
2 157 (10.24%) SQL Server
3 107 (6.98%) Relational Database
4 98 (6.39%) Oracle Database
5 46 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
6 43 (2.80%) MySQL
7 38 (2.48%) RDBMS
7 38 (2.48%) Oracle Exadata
8 22 (1.44%) Big Data
9 16 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (1.04%) ObjectStore
10 14 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
10 14 (0.91%) Hadoop
11 13 (0.85%) DTS
12 11 (0.72%) DbVisualizer
13 10 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (0.59%) Hazelcast
15 8 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
16 7 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
17 6 (0.39%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 65 (4.24%) Eclipse
1 65 (4.24%) Maven
2 61 (3.98%) Jenkins
3 57 (3.72%) JUnit
4 54 (3.52%) Ant
5 49 (3.20%) JIRA
6 46 (3.00%) ClearCase
6 46 (3.00%) Subversion
7 41 (2.67%) ClearQuest
8 40 (2.61%) Selenium
9 36 (2.35%) Introscope
10 31 (2.02%) Git (software)
11 24 (1.57%) SoapUI
12 22 (1.44%) CruiseControl
13 12 (0.78%) QuickTest Pro
13 12 (0.78%) LoadRunner
13 12 (0.78%) Gerrit
14 11 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (0.72%) JMeter
15 9 (0.59%) TeamCity
General
1 404 (26.35%) Finance
2 220 (14.35%) Banking
3 186 (12.13%) Retail
4 55 (3.59%) Manufacturing
5 51 (3.33%) Financial Institution
6 46 (3.00%) Investment Banking
7 43 (2.80%) Telecoms
8 26 (1.70%) Automotive
9 25 (1.63%) Front Office
9 25 (1.63%) Marketing
10 17 (1.11%) Back Office
11 14 (0.91%) Legal
12 11 (0.72%) Publishing
13 10 (0.65%) Advertising
14 9 (0.59%) Games
15 7 (0.46%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.46%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.33%) German Language
16 5 (0.33%) Electronics
17 4 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 463 (30.20%) Developer
2 231 (15.07%) Java Developer
3 211 (13.76%) Architect
4 201 (13.11%) Analyst
5 118 (7.70%) Administrator
6 106 (6.91%) Consultant
7 102 (6.65%) WebSphere Developer
8 72 (4.70%) Solutions Architect
9 57 (3.72%) WebSphere Administrator
9 57 (3.72%) Project Manager
10 55 (3.59%) Business Analyst
11 51 (3.33%) Senior Developer
12 45 (2.94%) Designer
13 40 (2.61%) Support Analyst
14 39 (2.54%) Technical Architect
15 36 (2.35%) Integration Architect
16 34 (2.22%) WebSphere Consultant
17 32 (2.09%) WebSphere Specialist
17 32 (2.09%) Programmer
17 32 (2.09%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (21.53%) WebSphere MQ
2 316 (20.61%) XML
3 314 (20.48%) J2EE
4 250 (16.31%) Middleware
5 245 (15.98%) Web Services
6 205 (13.37%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 182 (11.87%) Spring
8 169 (11.02%) HTML
9 146 (9.52%) CSS
10 145 (9.46%) JMS
11 133 (8.68%) SOAP
12 131 (8.55%) XSLT
13 125 (8.15%) JSP
14 120 (7.83%) .NET
15 104 (6.78%) Ajax
16 96 (6.26%) Struts
17 88 (5.74%) Hibernate
18 86 (5.61%) Java EE
19 84 (5.48%) JDBC
20 82 (5.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 160 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (5.81%) Mainframe
3 84 (5.48%) Clustering
4 69 (4.50%) DataPower
5 45 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 37 (2.41%) iSeries
7 36 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 35 (2.28%) AS400
9 31 (2.02%) Derivative
10 29 (1.89%) Hedge funds
11 25 (1.63%) Open Source
11 25 (1.63%) Mobile App
12 24 (1.57%) Replication
13 19 (1.24%) SWIFT
14 18 (1.17%) Computer Science
15 17 (1.11%) Credit Derivative
16 16 (1.04%) IBM Mainframe
17 15 (0.98%) N-Tier
18 14 (0.91%) PMI
19 13 (0.85%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 517 (33.72%) Linux
2 382 (24.92%) UNIX
3 262 (17.09%) Windows
4 166 (10.83%) AIX
5 106 (6.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 102 (6.65%) Solaris
7 39 (2.54%) zOS
8 38 (2.48%) SELinux
9 19 (1.24%) Oracle Linux
10 18 (1.17%) SUSE
11 17 (1.11%) Android
11 17 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (0.98%) HPUX
13 12 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.65%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.65%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.46%) CentOS
16 2 (0.13%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (16.31%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (13.83%) SOA
3 206 (13.44%) E-Commerce
4 138 (9.00%) ITIL
5 134 (8.74%) OO
6 115 (7.50%) Migration
7 83 (5.41%) UML
8 82 (5.35%) Continuous Integration
9 78 (5.09%) Configuration Management
10 76 (4.96%) Scrum
11 71 (4.63%) Software Engineering
12 68 (4.44%) Unit Testing
12 68 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
13 67 (4.37%) Workflow
13 67 (4.37%) Project Management
14 66 (4.31%) MVC
15 63 (4.11%) TDD
16 62 (4.04%) Release Management
17 56 (3.65%) Service Delivery
17 56 (3.65%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 602 (39.27%) Java
2 376 (24.53%) SQL
3 213 (13.89%) JavaScript
4 122 (7.96%) Bash Shell
5 120 (7.83%) Python
6 118 (7.70%) Shell Script
7 113 (7.37%) Perl
8 61 (3.98%) C
9 56 (3.65%) PL/SQL
10 50 (3.26%) Jython
10 50 (3.26%) Ruby
11 44 (2.87%) C#
12 39 (2.54%) Korn
12 39 (2.54%) PowerShell
13 33 (2.15%) XPath
14 32 (2.09%) C++
15 21 (1.37%) RPG
16 20 (1.30%) VBScript
16 20 (1.30%) RPG IV
17 13 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 64 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 50 (3.26%) Degree
3 42 (2.74%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.17%) ISEB
5 16 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (0.98%) PMI Certification
7 14 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (0.52%) RHCE
9 8 (0.52%) IBM WebSphere Certification
9 8 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (0.52%) RHCT
10 6 (0.39%) MCSE
10 6 (0.39%) CCNA
10 6 (0.39%) IBM Certification
10 6 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.39%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.33%) MCITP
12 4 (0.26%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.20%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.67%) QA
2 30 (1.96%) ISO 9001
3 14 (0.91%) SLA
4 6 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.065%) COBIT
8 1 (0.065%) HL7
8 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 110 (7.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (3.00%) Oracle RAC
3 34 (2.22%) Active Directory
4 24 (1.57%) vCloud
5 19 (1.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 19 (1.24%) Oracle RMAN
6 17 (1.11%) XenServer
6 17 (1.11%) Xen
6 17 (1.11%) NFS
6 17 (1.11%) VMware ESX
7 12 (0.78%) vSphere
8 11 (0.72%) SRDF
9 10 (0.65%) XenApp
10 8 (0.52%) Hyper-V
11 7 (0.46%) Shibboleth
11 7 (0.46%) RACF
12 5 (0.33%) OCFS2
13 4 (0.26%) RHEV
14 3 (0.20%) KVM
15 2 (0.13%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 86 (5.61%) Tivoli
2 75 (4.89%) Puppet
3 16 (1.04%) CA Wily
4 13 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 12 (0.78%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 10 (0.65%) CA SiteMinder
7 9 (0.59%) Backup Exec
7 9 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.39%) Vagrant
8 6 (0.39%) CA LISA
8 6 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.33%) OMEGAMON
9 5 (0.33%) BladeLogic
9 5 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.33%) Control-M
9 5 (0.33%) MIMEsweeper
9 5 (0.33%) MAILsweeper
9 5 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (0.26%) Ansible
10 4 (0.26%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 733 (47.81%) IBM
2 574 (37.44%) Oracle
3 155 (10.11%) JBoss
4 152 (9.92%) Microsoft
5 140 (9.13%) VMware
6 132 (8.61%) Red Hat
7 112 (7.31%) SAP
8 70 (4.57%) HP
9 50 (3.26%) ATG
10 49 (3.20%) Citrix
11 31 (2.02%) Sun
12 30 (1.96%) Software AG
12 30 (1.96%) TIBCO
13 29 (1.89%) Remedy
13 29 (1.89%) webMethods
14 25 (1.63%) Sybase
14 25 (1.63%) EMC
15 24 (1.57%) Informatica
16 22 (1.44%) BEA
17 20 (1.30%) Cognos
Coulsdon, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £550 to £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Annapurna
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £275 - £315 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
NST Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aquent
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Perth & Kinross
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £ Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago