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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 167 119 126
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +7
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 726 912 894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.25% 1.74% 1.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.84% 9.67% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 494 470
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 6
Average hourly rate £34.50 £85.00 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.41% +141.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £85.00 £24.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.00 £85.00 £110.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 - £29.95

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
10609 9427 9888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.22% 17.94% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6598 5710 5589
Average daily rate £383 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £509 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 373 487
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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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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 -41 644 £425 -10.52% 112
London -69 260 £438 -10.25% 50
South East -80 71 £424 +5.93% 16
West Midlands +28 68 £425 +13.33% 4
North West -16 64 £350 -6.66% 9
City of London -41 59 £425 -13.92% 17
Scotland -42 55 £388 -5.48% 7
Yorkshire +13 54 £425 -1.44% 12
East of England -11 42 £413 -18.71% 7
East Midlands +14 37 £450 -5.26% 6
West Yorkshire +13 33 £425 +9.67% 10
Edinburgh -23 30 £368 -13.52% 1
Warwickshire +12 27 £425 -2.85%
Manchester 0 24 £340 +0.74% 5
Berkshire -16 22 £450 +12.50% 2
South West -20 22 £475 +15.50% 7
Coventry -1 21 £431 +15.00%
Leeds +10 19 £425 +9.67% 10
Buckinghamshire -1 19 £450 +20.00% 4
Nottinghamshire +17 16 £500 +63.93% 1
Cheshire -16 16 £363 -17.14% 4
Glasgow -24 16 £350 +6.06% 5
Leamington Spa - 15 £438 -
Nottingham +18 13 £475 +69.64%
Midlands +6 13 £425 -15.00%
Northern Ireland -7 12 £388 -3.12% 1
Milton Keynes -7 12 £413 +10.00% 3
County Antrim -8 12 £388 -3.12% 1
Belfast -8 12 £388 -3.12% 1
Hampshire -50 12 £396 -0.93% 6

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 749 (50.13%) IBM
2 589 (39.42%) Java
3 532 (35.61%) Oracle
4 487 (32.60%) Linux
5 384 (25.70%) Finance
6 373 (24.97%) UNIX
7 369 (24.70%) SQL
8 349 (23.36%) WebSphere MQ
9 308 (20.62%) WebSphere Application Server
10 306 (20.48%) XML
11 271 (18.14%) J2EE
12 260 (17.40%) Windows
13 251 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
14 237 (15.86%) Web Services
14 237 (15.86%) WebLogic
15 235 (15.73%) Middleware
16 234 (15.66%) Banking
17 207 (13.86%) JavaScript
18 206 (13.79%) E-Commerce
18 206 (13.79%) SOA
19 201 (13.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
20 178 (11.91%) DB2
21 172 (11.51%) Spring
22 171 (11.45%) Retail
23 169 (11.31%) HTML
23 169 (11.31%) HTTP
24 163 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
25 162 (10.84%) Tomcat
25 162 (10.84%) AIX
26 158 (10.58%) JBoss

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 308 (20.62%) WebSphere Application Server
2 237 (15.86%) WebLogic
3 162 (10.84%) Tomcat
4 158 (10.58%) JBoss
5 142 (9.50%) Apache
6 81 (5.42%) IBM HTTP Server
7 78 (5.22%) IIS
8 64 (4.28%) BizTalk Server
9 58 (3.88%) MQSeries
10 48 (3.21%) WebSphere Process Server
11 38 (2.54%) WebSphere Portal
12 35 (2.34%) Oracle Workflow
13 31 (2.07%) FileNet
14 30 (2.01%) GlassFish
15 27 (1.81%) SharePoint
16 25 (1.67%) CICS
17 22 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 21 (1.41%) CMS
19 18 (1.20%) Adobe CQ
20 17 (1.14%) Jetty
Applications
1 35 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.81%) MS Office
3 19 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.94%) MS Project
6 5 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.13%) SPSS
8 1 (0.067%) CPLEX
8 1 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.00%) Workday HCM
3 14 (0.94%) SAP HR
4 8 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.40%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 6 (0.40%) Murex MxG2000
6 5 (0.33%) Maximo
6 5 (0.33%) Misys Midas
6 5 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.27%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 4 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.27%) VisionPLUS
7 4 (0.27%) ENOVIA
8 3 (0.20%) JDE OneWorld
8 3 (0.20%) RMDS
8 3 (0.20%) Staffware
8 3 (0.20%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 57 (3.82%) Amazon EC2
2 42 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.67%) Google App Engine
5 8 (0.54%) SaaS
6 4 (0.27%) PaaS
7 2 (0.13%) Route 53
7 2 (0.13%) IaaS
7 2 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.067%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.067%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 169 (11.31%) HTTP
2 116 (7.76%) SSL
3 70 (4.69%) Firewall
4 62 (4.15%) Internet
5 61 (4.08%) TCP/IP
6 56 (3.75%) FTP
7 55 (3.68%) DNS
8 51 (3.41%) SAN
9 41 (2.74%) LDAP
10 20 (1.34%) WAN
10 20 (1.34%) IPsec
11 19 (1.27%) Intranet
11 19 (1.27%) HTTPS
12 16 (1.07%) SMTP
12 16 (1.07%) NAS
13 14 (0.94%) DHCP
14 13 (0.87%) VPN
14 13 (0.87%) SSH
15 12 (0.80%) LAN
16 11 (0.74%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (11.91%) DB2
2 141 (9.44%) SQL Server
3 107 (7.16%) Relational Database
4 85 (5.69%) Oracle Database
5 43 (2.88%) Oracle Exadata
6 38 (2.54%) RDBMS
7 35 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (2.07%) MySQL
9 16 (1.07%) ObjectStore
9 16 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
10 15 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
11 13 (0.87%) Big Data
12 11 (0.74%) DbVisualizer
13 10 (0.67%) Hazelcast
13 10 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.54%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.47%) MongoDB
15 7 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 67 (4.48%) Eclipse
2 66 (4.42%) Maven
3 56 (3.75%) Jenkins
4 50 (3.35%) Ant
5 46 (3.08%) JUnit
6 44 (2.95%) JIRA
6 44 (2.95%) Selenium
7 41 (2.74%) ClearCase
7 41 (2.74%) Subversion
8 36 (2.41%) ClearQuest
9 32 (2.14%) Introscope
10 29 (1.94%) Git (software)
11 23 (1.54%) CruiseControl
12 21 (1.41%) SoapUI
13 14 (0.94%) JMeter
14 13 (0.87%) LoadRunner
15 11 (0.74%) QuickTest Pro
16 8 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
17 6 (0.40%) Mercurial
17 6 (0.40%) MyEclipse
General
1 384 (25.70%) Finance
2 234 (15.66%) Banking
3 171 (11.45%) Retail
4 51 (3.41%) Manufacturing
5 49 (3.28%) Investment Banking
6 48 (3.21%) Financial Institution
7 36 (2.41%) Telecoms
8 34 (2.28%) Marketing
9 25 (1.67%) Front Office
9 25 (1.67%) Automotive
10 17 (1.14%) Back Office
11 12 (0.80%) Legal
12 11 (0.74%) Publishing
13 10 (0.67%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.60%) Advertising
15 7 (0.47%) Games
15 7 (0.47%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.33%) French Language
16 5 (0.33%) German Language
16 5 (0.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 468 (31.33%) Developer
2 238 (15.93%) Java Developer
3 202 (13.52%) Architect
4 195 (13.05%) Analyst
5 113 (7.56%) Administrator
6 103 (6.89%) Consultant
7 98 (6.56%) WebSphere Developer
8 69 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
9 61 (4.08%) Business Analyst
10 54 (3.61%) Project Manager
11 52 (3.48%) WebSphere Administrator
12 47 (3.15%) Senior Developer
13 40 (2.68%) Support Analyst
14 38 (2.54%) Integration Architect
14 38 (2.54%) Designer
15 35 (2.34%) WebSphere Consultant
16 34 (2.28%) Technical Architect
17 33 (2.21%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
18 31 (2.07%) Software Engineer
19 29 (1.94%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 349 (23.36%) WebSphere MQ
2 306 (20.48%) XML
3 271 (18.14%) J2EE
4 237 (15.86%) Web Services
5 235 (15.73%) Middleware
6 201 (13.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 172 (11.51%) Spring
8 169 (11.31%) HTML
9 144 (9.64%) CSS
10 140 (9.37%) JMS
11 122 (8.17%) XSLT
12 115 (7.70%) JSP
13 114 (7.63%) SOAP
14 99 (6.63%) .NET
15 94 (6.29%) Java EE
16 92 (6.16%) Ajax
17 89 (5.96%) Struts
18 87 (5.82%) JDBC
19 81 (5.42%) REST
20 79 (5.29%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 163 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (5.96%) Clustering
3 86 (5.76%) Mainframe
4 76 (5.09%) DataPower
5 42 (2.81%) Management Information System
6 38 (2.54%) iSeries
7 34 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 34 (2.28%) Derivative
8 26 (1.74%) AS400
8 26 (1.74%) Hedge funds
9 24 (1.61%) Mobile App
10 19 (1.27%) Computer Science
11 18 (1.20%) IBM Mainframe
12 17 (1.14%) Credit Derivative
13 16 (1.07%) Replication
13 16 (1.07%) SWIFT
14 15 (1.00%) Open Source
15 14 (0.94%) User Experience
16 12 (0.80%) Equities
16 12 (0.80%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 487 (32.60%) Linux
2 373 (24.97%) UNIX
3 260 (17.40%) Windows
4 162 (10.84%) AIX
5 103 (6.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 96 (6.43%) Solaris
7 43 (2.88%) SELinux
8 32 (2.14%) zOS
9 24 (1.61%) Oracle Linux
10 23 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (1.07%) SUSE
11 16 (1.07%) Android
12 14 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (0.67%) HPUX
14 7 (0.47%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.33%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.33%) CentOS
16 4 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.067%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (13.79%) E-Commerce
2 206 (13.79%) SOA
3 143 (9.57%) OO
4 134 (8.97%) ITIL
5 104 (6.96%) Migration
6 79 (5.29%) UML
7 78 (5.22%) Scrum
8 77 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
9 74 (4.95%) Software Engineering
10 73 (4.89%) TDD
11 67 (4.48%) Unit Testing
12 66 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 66 (4.42%) Project Management
13 65 (4.35%) Configuration Management
13 65 (4.35%) TOGAF
14 63 (4.22%) Workflow
15 62 (4.15%) MVC
16 61 (4.08%) Release Management
17 58 (3.88%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 589 (39.42%) Java
2 369 (24.70%) SQL
3 207 (13.86%) JavaScript
4 126 (8.43%) Perl
5 122 (8.17%) Python
5 122 (8.17%) Bash Shell
6 114 (7.63%) Shell Script
7 60 (4.02%) Ruby
8 56 (3.75%) C
9 50 (3.35%) PL/SQL
10 46 (3.08%) Jython
11 39 (2.61%) C#
12 38 (2.54%) PowerShell
13 32 (2.14%) C++
13 32 (2.14%) Korn
14 30 (2.01%) XPath
15 20 (1.34%) RPG
15 20 (1.34%) RPG IV
16 16 (1.07%) VBScript
17 15 (1.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 62 (4.15%) Security Cleared
2 57 (3.82%) Degree
3 38 (2.54%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.20%) ISEB
4 18 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (0.87%) PMI Certification
6 12 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (0.54%) IBM WebSphere Certification
8 7 (0.47%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.40%) RHCT
9 6 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.40%) RHCE
9 6 (0.40%) MCSE
9 6 (0.40%) CCNA
10 5 (0.33%) IBM Certification
10 5 (0.33%) MCITP
11 4 (0.27%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.34%) QA
2 28 (1.87%) ISO 9001
3 13 (0.87%) SLA
4 6 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.067%) COBIT
7 1 (0.067%) HL7
7 1 (0.067%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 105 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (3.15%) Oracle RAC
3 26 (1.74%) vCloud
4 24 (1.61%) Active Directory
5 22 (1.47%) Oracle RMAN
6 20 (1.34%) XenServer
6 20 (1.34%) VMware ESX
7 15 (1.00%) NFS
8 13 (0.87%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 12 (0.80%) RACF
10 11 (0.74%) Xen
11 10 (0.67%) Shibboleth
12 8 (0.54%) SRDF
12 8 (0.54%) vSphere
13 6 (0.40%) Firmware
14 5 (0.33%) Hyper-V
14 5 (0.33%) XenApp
14 5 (0.33%) Tivoli Directory Server
14 5 (0.33%) OCFS2
14 5 (0.33%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 77 (5.15%) Tivoli
2 69 (4.62%) Puppet
3 15 (1.00%) CA Wily
4 11 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.74%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 11 (0.74%) CA SiteMinder
5 10 (0.67%) OMEGAMON
6 6 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.40%) CA LISA
6 6 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (0.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 4 (0.27%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.27%) BladeLogic
7 4 (0.27%) nmon
7 4 (0.27%) Ansible
7 4 (0.27%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.20%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.20%) YUM
8 3 (0.20%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 749 (50.13%) IBM
2 532 (35.61%) Oracle
3 141 (9.44%) Microsoft
4 129 (8.63%) VMware
5 126 (8.43%) Red Hat
6 111 (7.43%) SAP
7 67 (4.48%) HP
8 47 (3.15%) ATG
9 43 (2.88%) Citrix
10 35 (2.34%) Software AG
11 31 (2.07%) webMethods
12 30 (2.01%) Remedy
12 30 (2.01%) TIBCO
13 27 (1.81%) Sun
14 26 (1.74%) Sybase
15 25 (1.67%) BEA
15 25 (1.67%) hybris
16 24 (1.61%) EMC
17 19 (1.27%) Informatica
17 19 (1.27%) LANDesk
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