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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 171 154 106
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -48
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 810 811 1017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.39% 1.45% 1.95%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.31% 7.92% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 440 571
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 3
Average hourly rate £38.00 £31.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £29.00 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £50.00 £75.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £31.00 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+22.58% -2.74%

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
11085 10241 9041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.97% 18.33% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7090 6073 5233
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 422 384
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 -9 747 £450 +5.88% 120
London -5 285 £450 +4.65% 50
South East +18 159 £450 +5.88% 7
Berkshire +41 71 £475 +20.48% 2
Yorkshire -33 63 £425 - 16
North West -15 57 £473 +42.10% 19
East of England +10 53 £375 +7.14% 8
West Yorkshire -27 48 £425 - 16
City of London -27 48 £450 +12.50% 7
Buckinghamshire -6 39 £425 - 1
Scotland -16 39 £425 +15.64% 12
Reading +27 38 £475 +58.33% 2
North East -4 35 £550 +66.66% 1
Manchester +1 34 £473 +51.20% 10
South West +8 33 £485 -7.61% 9
Tyne and Wear -1 33 £538 +62.87%
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 32 £550 +66.66%
Milton Keynes -2 32 £388 -8.82% 1
Hertfordshire +22 29 £450 +83.67% 5
Hampshire +6 29 £420 -1.17% 2
East Midlands -26 27 £432 +1.70% 5
West Midlands -32 26 £406 -4.41% 3
Halifax +2 23 £425 - 3
Leeds -20 23 £450 +5.88% 10
Bracknell +14 20 £408 -32.08%
Glasgow +13 19 £375 -11.76% 7
Devon +23 17 £475 +58.33%
Watford +12 17 £450 -
Plymouth - 16 £475 -
Oxfordshire -7 15 £520 +30.00% 2

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 753 (46.74%) Java
2 691 (42.89%) IBM
3 516 (32.03%) Linux
4 442 (27.44%) Oracle
5 441 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
6 408 (25.33%) UNIX
7 362 (22.47%) WebSphere Application Server
8 345 (21.42%) Finance
9 337 (20.92%) J2EE
10 335 (20.79%) XML
11 329 (20.42%) WebSphere MQ
12 291 (18.06%) AIX
12 291 (18.06%) SQL
13 283 (17.57%) JavaScript
14 276 (17.13%) Windows
15 261 (16.20%) DB2
16 258 (16.01%) HTML
17 246 (15.27%) Middleware
18 244 (15.15%) Web Services
19 230 (14.28%) JBoss
19 230 (14.28%) E-Commerce
20 219 (13.59%) WebSphere Message Broker
21 213 (13.22%) Retail
21 213 (13.22%) Tomcat
22 196 (12.17%) Solaris
23 190 (11.79%) WebLogic
24 187 (11.61%) DataPower
25 181 (11.24%) Spring
26 169 (10.49%) CSS
27 164 (10.18%) Microsoft

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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
1 362 (22.47%) WebSphere Application Server
2 230 (14.28%) JBoss
3 213 (13.22%) Tomcat
4 190 (11.79%) WebLogic
5 153 (9.50%) Apache
6 131 (8.13%) IIS
7 77 (4.78%) Jetty
8 74 (4.59%) MQSeries
9 72 (4.47%) WebSphere Portal
10 68 (4.22%) nginx
11 62 (3.85%) CICS
12 48 (2.98%) WebSphere Process Server
13 47 (2.92%) Commerce Server
14 37 (2.30%) IBM HTTP Server
15 36 (2.23%) GlassFish
16 28 (1.74%) Node.js
17 25 (1.55%) WebLogic Portal
18 23 (1.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 22 (1.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
20 19 (1.18%) FileNet
Applications
1 38 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.81%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.74%) MS Office
5 11 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.25%) MS Project
7 1 (0.062%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (1.37%) Maximo
2 14 (0.87%) Magento
2 14 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
3 11 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.56%) RMDS
4 9 (0.56%) Tridion
4 9 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.25%) Staffware
6 4 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.25%) Fredhopper
7 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.12%) BusinessWare
7 2 (0.12%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.062%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.062%) Agresso
8 1 (0.062%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.062%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 89 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (4.16%) Amazon EC2
3 60 (3.72%) Cloud Computing
4 58 (3.60%) Google Cloud Platform
5 57 (3.54%) Google App Engine
6 18 (1.12%) Google Analytics
7 13 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (0.81%) PaaS
8 9 (0.56%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (0.50%) IBM SmartCloud
10 7 (0.43%) SaaS
11 5 (0.31%) Google Checkout
12 3 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.12%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
13 2 (0.12%) Office 365
14 1 (0.062%) Route 53
14 1 (0.062%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.062%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 164 (10.18%) SSL
2 161 (9.99%) HTTP
3 108 (6.70%) TCP/IP
4 84 (5.21%) DNS
5 72 (4.47%) FTP
6 61 (3.79%) DHCP
7 60 (3.72%) IPsec
8 57 (3.54%) Firewall
9 46 (2.86%) LDAP
10 44 (2.73%) SAN
11 31 (1.92%) Internet
12 18 (1.12%) SNMP
12 18 (1.12%) WAN
13 17 (1.06%) Network Security
14 15 (0.93%) SMTP
14 15 (0.93%) NAS
15 14 (0.87%) LAN
16 13 (0.81%) VPN
17 11 (0.68%) NetScaler
18 10 (0.62%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (16.20%) DB2
2 117 (7.26%) SQL Server
3 110 (6.83%) Relational Database
4 69 (4.28%) Oracle Database
5 41 (2.55%) Big Data
6 37 (2.30%) MongoDB
7 34 (2.11%) RDBMS
8 29 (1.80%) Hadoop
9 26 (1.61%) NoSQL
10 25 (1.55%) MySQL
11 23 (1.43%) DbVisualizer
12 17 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
15 10 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
16 9 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 7 (0.43%) HBase
17 7 (0.43%) Neo4j
18 6 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
18 6 (0.37%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 131 (8.13%) Jenkins
2 89 (5.52%) Subversion
3 87 (5.40%) Eclipse
4 83 (5.15%) Ant
5 79 (4.90%) JUnit
6 72 (4.47%) Maven
7 66 (4.10%) Selenium
8 60 (3.72%) Git (software)
9 46 (2.86%) JIRA
10 45 (2.79%) Introscope
11 44 (2.73%) Cucumber
12 34 (2.11%) SoapUI
13 30 (1.86%) ClearCase
14 24 (1.49%) LoadRunner
15 22 (1.37%) ClearQuest
16 19 (1.18%) JMeter
16 19 (1.18%) HP UFT
17 17 (1.06%) Hudson
18 14 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
18 14 (0.87%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 345 (21.42%) Finance
2 213 (13.22%) Retail
3 161 (9.99%) Banking
4 48 (2.98%) Marketing
5 43 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 26 (1.61%) Retail Banking
7 25 (1.55%) Investment Banking
8 24 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 24 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 21 (1.30%) Back Office
10 18 (1.12%) Billing
11 13 (0.81%) Front Office
12 11 (0.68%) Electronics
12 11 (0.68%) Automotive
13 10 (0.62%) Publishing
14 8 (0.50%) Legal
14 8 (0.50%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.25%) Advertising
15 4 (0.25%) Law
16 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 477 (29.61%) Developer
2 246 (15.27%) Architect
3 228 (14.15%) Java Developer
4 163 (10.12%) Analyst
5 134 (8.32%) Consultant
6 124 (7.70%) Administrator
7 94 (5.83%) WebSphere Developer
8 86 (5.34%) Solutions Architect
9 80 (4.97%) WebSphere Administrator
10 70 (4.35%) Senior Developer
11 59 (3.66%) Project Manager
12 51 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
13 49 (3.04%) WebSphere Consultant
14 43 (2.67%) Senior Java Developer
14 43 (2.67%) Designer
15 38 (2.36%) Business Analyst
16 37 (2.30%) Support Analyst
17 36 (2.23%) Integration Architect
18 33 (2.05%) WebSphere Specialist
19 30 (1.86%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 337 (20.92%) J2EE
2 335 (20.79%) XML
3 329 (20.42%) WebSphere MQ
4 258 (16.01%) HTML
5 246 (15.27%) Middleware
6 244 (15.15%) Web Services
7 219 (13.59%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 181 (11.24%) Spring
9 169 (10.49%) CSS
10 159 (9.87%) SOAP
11 130 (8.07%) Servlets
12 129 (8.01%) JSP
13 118 (7.32%) Struts
14 117 (7.26%) .NET
15 115 (7.14%) Ajax
16 105 (6.52%) REST
17 92 (5.71%) JMS
18 91 (5.65%) XSLT
19 87 (5.40%) Hibernate
20 85 (5.28%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 187 (11.61%) DataPower
2 153 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
3 96 (5.96%) Mainframe
4 47 (2.92%) Clustering
4 47 (2.92%) LPAR
5 42 (2.61%) PKI
6 38 (2.36%) Data Centre
7 33 (2.05%) iSeries
8 31 (1.92%) Client/Server
9 27 (1.68%) User Experience
10 26 (1.61%) AS400
11 25 (1.55%) Web 2.0
12 24 (1.49%) Computer Science
13 23 (1.43%) Management Information System
14 21 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 14 (0.87%) Cryptography
17 13 (0.81%) Public Cloud
18 12 (0.74%) SWIFT
19 11 (0.68%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 516 (32.03%) Linux
2 408 (25.33%) UNIX
3 291 (18.06%) AIX
4 276 (17.13%) Windows
5 196 (12.17%) Solaris
6 89 (5.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 88 (5.46%) zOS
8 16 (0.99%) HPUX
9 12 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (0.74%) CentOS
9 12 (0.74%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.62%) Android
10 10 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.50%) SUSE
13 7 (0.43%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.37%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.31%) VMS
15 5 (0.31%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (14.28%) E-Commerce
3 160 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
4 142 (8.81%) Configuration Management
5 139 (8.63%) SOA
6 131 (8.13%) TDD
7 112 (6.95%) Unit Testing
8 108 (6.70%) Migration
9 107 (6.64%) OO
10 102 (6.33%) DevOps
11 99 (6.15%) Scrum
12 94 (5.83%) Open Source
13 85 (5.28%) Automated Testing
14 80 (4.97%) ITIL
15 74 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
16 67 (4.16%) Project Management
16 67 (4.16%) SDLC
17 66 (4.10%) Waterfall
18 63 (3.91%) UML
19 60 (3.72%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 753 (46.74%) Java
2 291 (18.06%) SQL
3 283 (17.57%) JavaScript
4 119 (7.39%) Shell Script
5 99 (6.15%) Perl
6 83 (5.15%) Python
7 54 (3.35%) Jython
8 49 (3.04%) Bash Shell
9 46 (2.86%) PL/SQL
10 40 (2.48%) XPath
11 29 (1.80%) C#
12 25 (1.55%) C
13 23 (1.43%) PowerShell
14 22 (1.37%) Korn
15 19 (1.18%) Ruby
16 16 (0.99%) C++
17 14 (0.87%) Groovy
18 11 (0.68%) COBOL
19 9 (0.56%) JCL
20 8 (0.50%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 99 (6.15%) Security Cleared
2 84 (5.21%) Degree
3 61 (3.79%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.43%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.18%) IBM Certification
6 17 (1.06%) PMI Certification
7 9 (0.56%) PMP
7 9 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (0.50%) ISEB
8 8 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.31%) CISSP
9 5 (0.31%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.25%) VCAP
10 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 4 (0.25%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (0.25%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.86%) QA
2 15 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.56%) SLA
5 4 (0.25%) COBIT
6 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.062%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.062%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.062%) BS7799
System Software
1 115 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (3.17%) Active Directory
3 49 (3.04%) Xen
4 27 (1.68%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.24%) vSphere
6 15 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (0.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 11 (0.68%) KVM
8 11 (0.68%) vCloud
8 11 (0.68%) Oracle Clusterware
9 9 (0.56%) NFS
10 6 (0.37%) SRDF
10 6 (0.37%) Docker
10 6 (0.37%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 5 (0.31%) Time Sharing Option
12 4 (0.25%) zsh
12 4 (0.25%) Shibboleth
12 4 (0.25%) RACF
12 4 (0.25%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.19%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 66 (4.10%) Puppet
2 57 (3.54%) Tivoli
3 50 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (2.48%) CA Wily
5 19 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 15 (0.93%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 13 (0.81%) CA Single Sign-On
8 9 (0.56%) Netcool
8 9 (0.56%) BladeLogic
9 7 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (0.43%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 6 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
10 6 (0.37%) XenMobile
11 5 (0.31%) OMEGAMON
11 5 (0.31%) Nagios
11 5 (0.31%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 5 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (0.31%) SCCM
12 4 (0.25%) SCOM
12 4 (0.25%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 691 (42.89%) IBM
2 442 (27.44%) Oracle
3 164 (10.18%) Microsoft
4 135 (8.38%) VMware
5 88 (5.46%) Google
6 82 (5.09%) Red Hat
7 71 (4.41%) hybris
8 67 (4.16%) ATG
9 59 (3.66%) TIBCO
10 56 (3.48%) CA
11 52 (3.23%) SAP
12 47 (2.92%) Adobe
13 44 (2.73%) Sybase
14 39 (2.42%) HP
15 30 (1.86%) Sun
16 27 (1.68%) Demandware
17 26 (1.61%) Citrix
18 25 (1.55%) F5
19 22 (1.37%) Remedy
19 22 (1.37%) Ab Initio
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