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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 149 107 106
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -1
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 779 937 1054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.42% 1.84% 1.82%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.10% 10.73% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 536 536
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 £288 £314 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £401 £413
% change year-on-year
+6.11% -2.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 6
Average hourly rate £30.50 £31.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.17% -18.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £27.38 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £36.15 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.50 £45.25
% change year-on-year
-3.17% -30.38%
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9616 8730 9811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.59% 17.11% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5676 4959 5564
Average daily rate £375 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 445 448
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.08 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.51 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -29 698 £425 -5.55% 144
London -41 296 £450 -10.00% 67
South East -7 159 £425 - 15
City of London -7 82 £400 -20.00% 27
Buckinghamshire +19 55 £425 - 1
West Midlands +14 51 £413 +6.45% 9
Milton Keynes +18 47 £400 -5.88% 1
Yorkshire +30 46 £425 +7.93% 13
Berkshire -18 43 £390 -9.30% 3
East Midlands -10 42 £375 -16.66% 11
East of England -15 42 £278 -16.85% 8
Scotland -52 41 £375 -6.25% 7
West Yorkshire +28 34 £425 +26.86% 11
Hampshire -29 31 £425 +27.34% 5
South West -16 21 £300 -17.24% 9
Nottinghamshire +13 20 £375 -3.84% 5
Edinburgh -47 20 £375 -5.06% 3
Essex +15 19 £238 -56.81%
Nottingham +12 19 £343 -12.17% 4
Wales - 19 £444 - 3
Halifax +11 18 £425 - 4
Warwickshire +10 17 £455 +12.00% 2
Glasgow +1 16 £366 -3.93% 3
Coventry -7 15 £348 -2.45% 2
South Wales - 15 £444 - 3
North West -46 14 £425 +13.33% 10
Surrey -1 13 £450 +50.00% 3
Reading +2 11 £538 +13.15% 1
Hertfordshire -8 11 £525 +110.00% 5
Manchester -14 10 £363 -17.14% 3

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 672 (46.63%) IBM
2 518 (35.95%) Oracle
3 508 (35.25%) Java
4 452 (31.37%) Linux
5 415 (28.80%) Finance
6 406 (28.17%) UNIX
7 345 (23.94%) SQL
8 315 (21.86%) WebSphere MQ
9 303 (21.03%) WebSphere Application Server
10 284 (19.71%) J2EE
11 252 (17.49%) XML
12 251 (17.42%) Windows
13 225 (15.61%) Web Services
14 219 (15.20%) Banking
15 217 (15.06%) WebLogic
16 207 (14.37%) E-Commerce
17 203 (14.09%) Middleware
18 202 (14.02%) Retail
19 191 (13.25%) SOA
20 189 (13.12%) DB2
20 189 (13.12%) JavaScript
21 180 (12.49%) WebSphere Message Broker
22 164 (11.38%) SQL Server
22 164 (11.38%) AIX
23 160 (11.10%) HTML
24 143 (9.92%) Spring
25 132 (9.16%) Tomcat
26 131 (9.09%) JBoss
27 124 (8.61%) ITIL
28 121 (8.40%) Agile Software Development

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 303 (21.03%) WebSphere Application Server
2 217 (15.06%) WebLogic
3 132 (9.16%) Tomcat
4 111 (7.70%) Apache
5 83 (5.76%) MQSeries
6 81 (5.62%) IIS
7 69 (4.79%) BizTalk Server
8 49 (3.40%) IBM HTTP Server
9 46 (3.19%) WebSphere Portal
10 37 (2.57%) CICS
11 32 (2.22%) Oracle Workflow
11 32 (2.22%) FileNet
12 31 (2.15%) WebSphere Process Server
13 30 (2.08%) CMS
13 30 (2.08%) SharePoint
14 26 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 22 (1.53%) Jetty
16 19 (1.32%) GlassFish
17 18 (1.25%) nginx
18 17 (1.18%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 25 (1.73%) MS Office
2 23 (1.60%) MS Excel
3 12 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.76%) MS Project
5 7 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.21%) SPSS
7 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (0.97%) Workday HCM
3 13 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
3 13 (0.90%) Tridion
3 13 (0.90%) Maximo
4 12 (0.83%) SAP HR
5 10 (0.69%) JDE OneWorld
6 9 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (0.56%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 4 (0.28%) RMDS
8 4 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.21%) Magento
10 2 (0.14%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 56 (3.89%) Amazon EC2
2 42 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.56%) Google App Engine
4 8 (0.56%) SaaS
5 7 (0.49%) Route 53
5 7 (0.49%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.21%) PaaS
7 2 (0.14%) IaaS
7 2 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 111 (7.70%) HTTP
2 80 (5.55%) Firewall
3 73 (5.07%) SSL
4 59 (4.09%) DNS
4 59 (4.09%) LDAP
5 58 (4.02%) Internet
6 57 (3.96%) SAN
7 54 (3.75%) TCP/IP
8 40 (2.78%) FTP
9 25 (1.73%) WAN
10 21 (1.46%) VPN
11 20 (1.39%) HTTPS
11 20 (1.39%) DHCP
12 19 (1.32%) IPsec
12 19 (1.32%) NAS
13 16 (1.11%) LAN
14 13 (0.90%) SSH
15 12 (0.83%) ATM
16 10 (0.69%) SMTP
16 10 (0.69%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (13.12%) DB2
2 164 (11.38%) SQL Server
3 111 (7.70%) Relational Database
4 93 (6.45%) Oracle Database
5 50 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
6 47 (3.26%) RDBMS
7 46 (3.19%) MySQL
8 31 (2.15%) Oracle Exadata
9 22 (1.53%) Big Data
10 19 (1.32%) DTS
11 17 (1.18%) DbVisualizer
12 16 (1.11%) Hadoop
13 14 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (0.90%) ObjectStore
14 13 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
15 11 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
16 7 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
16 7 (0.49%) DataStage
16 7 (0.49%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 58 (4.02%) Eclipse
2 57 (3.96%) JUnit
3 54 (3.75%) Ant
3 54 (3.75%) Subversion
3 54 (3.75%) Maven
4 53 (3.68%) JIRA
5 45 (3.12%) Jenkins
6 35 (2.43%) Selenium
6 35 (2.43%) ClearCase
7 29 (2.01%) ClearQuest
7 29 (2.01%) Introscope
8 23 (1.60%) SoapUI
9 20 (1.39%) Git (software)
10 19 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
11 17 (1.18%) CruiseControl
11 17 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (1.11%) LoadRunner
13 15 (1.04%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
13 15 (1.04%) Log4j
13 15 (1.04%) Gerrit
General
1 415 (28.80%) Finance
2 219 (15.20%) Banking
3 202 (14.02%) Retail
4 79 (5.48%) Manufacturing
5 58 (4.02%) Investment Banking
6 49 (3.40%) Financial Institution
7 34 (2.36%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.60%) Marketing
9 22 (1.53%) Front Office
10 15 (1.04%) Back Office
10 15 (1.04%) Automotive
11 12 (0.83%) Legal
12 10 (0.69%) Games
12 10 (0.69%) Advertising
12 10 (0.69%) German Language
13 9 (0.62%) Publishing
14 7 (0.49%) Spanish Language
15 6 (0.42%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.35%) French Language
17 4 (0.28%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 365 (25.33%) Developer
2 217 (15.06%) Architect
3 203 (14.09%) Analyst
4 183 (12.70%) Java Developer
5 130 (9.02%) Administrator
6 94 (6.52%) Consultant
7 87 (6.04%) Project Manager
8 76 (5.27%) WebSphere Administrator
9 74 (5.14%) Solutions Architect
10 69 (4.79%) WebSphere Developer
11 54 (3.75%) Business Analyst
12 41 (2.85%) Designer
13 40 (2.78%) Senior Developer
13 40 (2.78%) Support Analyst
14 38 (2.64%) Integration Architect
15 35 (2.43%) Technical Architect
16 34 (2.36%) Applications Support
17 33 (2.29%) Programmer
18 29 (2.01%) WebSphere Specialist
19 27 (1.87%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (21.86%) WebSphere MQ
2 284 (19.71%) J2EE
3 252 (17.49%) XML
4 225 (15.61%) Web Services
5 203 (14.09%) Middleware
6 180 (12.49%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 160 (11.10%) HTML
8 143 (9.92%) Spring
9 119 (8.26%) XSLT
10 112 (7.77%) SOAP
11 111 (7.70%) JSP
12 110 (7.63%) .NET
13 105 (7.29%) CSS
14 98 (6.80%) JMS
15 87 (6.04%) Ajax
16 81 (5.62%) Struts
17 80 (5.55%) Hibernate
18 65 (4.51%) JDBC
18 65 (4.51%) Java EE
19 53 (3.68%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 78 (5.41%) Mainframe
2 76 (5.27%) DataPower
3 69 (4.79%) Clustering
4 32 (2.22%) AS400
5 30 (2.08%) iSeries
5 30 (2.08%) Mobile App
6 28 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 28 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 27 (1.87%) Derivative
7 27 (1.87%) Open Source
8 26 (1.80%) Replication
9 24 (1.67%) Hedge funds
10 19 (1.32%) Web 2.0
11 17 (1.18%) N-Tier
11 17 (1.18%) SWIFT
12 15 (1.04%) IBM Mainframe
13 14 (0.97%) Credit Derivative
14 13 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.83%) PMI
16 10 (0.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 452 (31.37%) Linux
2 406 (28.17%) UNIX
3 251 (17.42%) Windows
4 164 (11.38%) AIX
5 117 (8.12%) Solaris
6 81 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 54 (3.75%) zOS
8 32 (2.22%) SELinux
9 30 (2.08%) Apple iOS
10 19 (1.32%) SUSE
11 17 (1.18%) HPUX
12 14 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
13 12 (0.83%) Android
14 11 (0.76%) CentOS
15 8 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (0.42%) Windows 7
17 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
17 3 (0.21%) OS/400
18 2 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (14.37%) E-Commerce
2 191 (13.25%) SOA
3 124 (8.61%) ITIL
4 121 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
5 100 (6.94%) Migration
6 96 (6.66%) OO
7 78 (5.41%) Project Management
8 72 (5.00%) Configuration Management
9 71 (4.93%) Scrum
10 63 (4.37%) UML
11 62 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
11 62 (4.30%) Continuous Integration
12 57 (3.96%) Workflow
12 57 (3.96%) Service Delivery
13 51 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
14 49 (3.40%) Release Management
15 47 (3.26%) ETL
15 47 (3.26%) Continuous Improvement
16 44 (3.05%) Root Cause Analysis
16 44 (3.05%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 508 (35.25%) Java
2 345 (23.94%) SQL
3 189 (13.12%) JavaScript
4 110 (7.63%) Bash Shell
5 105 (7.29%) Shell Script
6 99 (6.87%) Python
7 86 (5.97%) Perl
8 55 (3.82%) PL/SQL
9 51 (3.54%) C
10 44 (3.05%) Korn
11 41 (2.85%) Ruby
12 30 (2.08%) XPath
12 30 (2.08%) PowerShell
12 30 (2.08%) C#
13 29 (2.01%) Jython
14 27 (1.87%) C++
15 20 (1.39%) VBScript
16 19 (1.32%) RPG
17 16 (1.11%) RPG IV
18 13 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 65 (4.51%) Security Cleared
2 53 (3.68%) SC Cleared
3 47 (3.26%) Degree
4 24 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
5 22 (1.53%) ISEB
6 18 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (1.04%) PMI Certification
8 11 (0.76%) IBM WebSphere Certification
9 9 (0.62%) IBM Certification
10 5 (0.35%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.21%) PMP
12 2 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.14%) RHCE
12 2 (0.14%) CISA
12 2 (0.14%) RHCT
12 2 (0.14%) MCSE
12 2 (0.14%) CCNA
12 2 (0.14%) CISSP
12 2 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.82%) QA
2 25 (1.73%) ISO 9001
3 17 (1.18%) SLA
4 6 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.21%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.14%) JTAG
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.069%) Basel III
8 1 (0.069%) HL7
8 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 82 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
3 32 (2.22%) Active Directory
4 25 (1.73%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 20 (1.39%) vCloud
6 15 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
7 13 (0.90%) SRDF
8 12 (0.83%) XenServer
9 10 (0.69%) vSphere
9 10 (0.69%) NFS
9 10 (0.69%) Xen
10 9 (0.62%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.42%) XenApp
11 6 (0.42%) Hyper-V
12 5 (0.35%) RACF
12 5 (0.35%) OCFS2
13 4 (0.28%) RHEV
14 3 (0.21%) KVM
14 3 (0.21%) PowerHA
14 3 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 101 (7.01%) Tivoli
2 62 (4.30%) Puppet
3 24 (1.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 18 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 14 (0.97%) CA Wily
6 9 (0.62%) BladeLogic
7 8 (0.56%) CA SiteMinder
7 8 (0.56%) Vagrant
8 6 (0.42%) Control-M
8 6 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.35%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Management
10 4 (0.28%) CA LISA
10 4 (0.28%) nmon
10 4 (0.28%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.21%) YUM
11 3 (0.21%) Netcool
11 3 (0.21%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 672 (46.63%) IBM
2 518 (35.95%) Oracle
3 131 (9.09%) JBoss
4 111 (7.70%) Red Hat
5 110 (7.63%) Microsoft
6 107 (7.43%) VMware
7 94 (6.52%) SAP
8 76 (5.27%) HP
9 53 (3.68%) ATG
10 42 (2.91%) TIBCO
11 39 (2.71%) Citrix
11 39 (2.71%) Sun
12 31 (2.15%) Remedy
13 28 (1.94%) Sybase
14 26 (1.80%) Cognos
15 25 (1.73%) EMC
15 25 (1.73%) Informatica
16 24 (1.67%) webMethods
17 22 (1.53%) hybris
18 18 (1.25%) 29West
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Posted: Yesterday
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