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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 164 156 138
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 687 633 675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.35% 1.31% 1.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.57% 7.44% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 347 365
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £319 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £406 £389
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Average hourly rate £39.25 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.72% -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £27.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year
+42.72% -32.51%

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
9071 8512 8152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.78% 17.67% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5679 5033 4571
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 312 417
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.04 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £35.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +3 594 £435 -3.33% 150
London -15 248 £500 +5.26% 82
South East -36 101 £425 +1.79% 14
City of London -1 58 £450 -12.19% 28
Scotland -13 53 £438 +8.02% 10
South West +23 52 £475 +46.15% 10
North West -15 41 £425 +19.29% 8
West Midlands +24 34 £350 -1.40% 6
East of England +12 34 £469 +17.18% 13
Edinburgh -6 32 £375 -7.12% 5
East Midlands +28 30 £370 -15.42% 9
Hampshire -38 29 £425 +6.25% 4
Wales -4 24 £388 -6.06% 1
South Wales +3 23 £375 -11.76% 1
Buckinghamshire -20 23 £344 -25.67% 1
Berkshire -14 22 £500 +20.48% 2
Wiltshire +5 17 £538 +7.17% 4
Yorkshire -20 17 £325 -35.00% 6
Nottinghamshire +5 16 £400 -5.88%
Cheshire -7 16 £407 +20.44% 2
Nottingham +1 15 £400 -5.88%
Swindon 0 15 £538 +7.17% 4
Milton Keynes -25 15 £344 -27.63% 1
Birmingham +7 14 £300 -7.69% 1
Midlands +17 13 £475 -11.62%
Manchester +3 13 £375 -28.57% 3
Bracknell +7 12 £378 +25.83% 1
Cardiff 0 12 £325 -21.21%
Leicestershire +16 11 £340 -32.00%
South Yorkshire +1 10 £363 +34.25% 1

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 621 (45.46%) Java
2 613 (44.88%) IBM
3 443 (32.43%) Linux
4 431 (31.55%) Oracle
5 335 (24.52%) UNIX
6 321 (23.50%) Finance
7 296 (21.67%) SQL
8 292 (21.38%) WebSphere Application Server
9 285 (20.86%) WebSphere MQ
10 279 (20.42%) XML
11 255 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
12 246 (18.01%) Middleware
13 230 (16.84%) Windows
13 230 (16.84%) Banking
14 212 (15.52%) J2EE
15 209 (15.30%) WebLogic
15 209 (15.30%) Web Services
16 174 (12.74%) E-Commerce
17 173 (12.66%) Spring
18 165 (12.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
19 163 (11.93%) Tomcat
19 163 (11.93%) JavaScript
20 160 (11.71%) JBoss
21 155 (11.35%) HTML
22 145 (10.61%) HTTP
23 141 (10.32%) SOA
24 140 (10.25%) ITIL
25 137 (10.03%) AIX
26 134 (9.81%) Apache
27 132 (9.66%) SQL Server

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 292 (21.38%) WebSphere Application Server
2 209 (15.30%) WebLogic
3 163 (11.93%) Tomcat
4 160 (11.71%) JBoss
5 134 (9.81%) Apache
6 100 (7.32%) IIS
7 87 (6.37%) IBM HTTP Server
8 52 (3.81%) SharePoint
9 49 (3.59%) FileNet
10 48 (3.51%) WebSphere Process Server
11 41 (3.00%) WebSphere Portal
12 36 (2.64%) MQSeries
13 34 (2.49%) BizTalk Server
14 24 (1.76%) Adobe CQ
15 21 (1.54%) GlassFish
16 20 (1.46%) Jetty
16 20 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 18 (1.32%) CICS
17 18 (1.32%) nginx
18 17 (1.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 35 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.32%) MS Office
2 18 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 17 (1.24%) MS Project
4 15 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.37%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.29%) SPSS
7 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.073%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 16 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.51%) Murex MxG2000
3 7 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (0.44%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 5 (0.37%) Misys Midas
5 5 (0.37%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.29%) Maximo
6 4 (0.29%) ENOVIA
6 4 (0.29%) Workday HCM
6 4 (0.29%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.22%) Magento
7 3 (0.22%) VisionPLUS
7 3 (0.22%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.15%) FileNet Content Manager
8 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.15%) RMDS
8 2 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.15%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
2 24 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.73%) Google App Engine
4 10 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (0.66%) Amazon S3
6 8 (0.59%) SaaS
7 7 (0.51%) OpenShift
8 6 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
9 3 (0.22%) PaaS
10 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.15%) Route 53
11 1 (0.073%) IaaS
11 1 (0.073%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.073%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 145 (10.61%) HTTP
2 82 (6.00%) SSL
3 45 (3.29%) LDAP
4 43 (3.15%) TCP/IP
5 41 (3.00%) SAN
6 40 (2.93%) Firewall
7 39 (2.86%) Internet
7 39 (2.86%) DNS
8 36 (2.64%) FTP
9 16 (1.17%) WAN
10 15 (1.10%) LAN
11 14 (1.02%) DMZ
12 13 (0.95%) DHCP
13 12 (0.88%) NAS
14 11 (0.81%) MPLS
14 11 (0.81%) Intranet
15 10 (0.73%) HTTPS
16 9 (0.66%) IPsec
16 9 (0.66%) Ethernet
16 9 (0.66%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 125 (9.15%) DB2
3 118 (8.64%) Relational Database
4 57 (4.17%) Oracle Database
5 51 (3.73%) RDBMS
6 22 (1.61%) MySQL
7 17 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (1.17%) Oracle Exadata
9 15 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (0.95%) Hazelcast
11 12 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
11 12 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (0.66%) DataStage
13 7 (0.51%) Big Data
13 7 (0.51%) IBM InfoSphere
13 7 (0.51%) MongoDB
14 6 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (0.44%) Hadoop
15 5 (0.37%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 63 (4.61%) JUnit
1 63 (4.61%) Eclipse
2 59 (4.32%) Ant
3 56 (4.10%) Maven
4 53 (3.88%) Selenium
5 50 (3.66%) Jenkins
6 41 (3.00%) Subversion
7 38 (2.78%) JIRA
8 32 (2.34%) Git (software)
9 25 (1.83%) Introscope
10 22 (1.61%) SoapUI
11 21 (1.54%) CruiseControl
12 19 (1.39%) Talend Open Studio
13 18 (1.32%) ClearCase
14 17 (1.24%) Cucumber
15 13 (0.95%) ClearQuest
16 11 (0.81%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
17 10 (0.73%) Toad
17 10 (0.73%) Hudson
18 9 (0.66%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 321 (23.50%) Finance
2 230 (16.84%) Banking
3 124 (9.08%) Retail
4 46 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 36 (2.64%) Financial Institution
5 36 (2.64%) Investment Banking
6 30 (2.20%) Front Office
7 27 (1.98%) Back Office
8 26 (1.90%) Marketing
9 22 (1.61%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.02%) Retail Banking
11 13 (0.95%) Automotive
12 12 (0.88%) Legal
13 9 (0.66%) Publishing
14 3 (0.22%) German Language
14 3 (0.22%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.22%) International Banking
15 2 (0.15%) Advertising
15 2 (0.15%) Law
15 2 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 413 (30.23%) Developer
2 214 (15.67%) Java Developer
3 157 (11.49%) Analyst
4 144 (10.54%) Architect
5 119 (8.71%) Administrator
6 101 (7.39%) Consultant
7 72 (5.27%) WebSphere Developer
8 61 (4.47%) WebSphere Administrator
9 55 (4.03%) Project Manager
10 53 (3.88%) Business Analyst
11 47 (3.44%) Solutions Architect
12 36 (2.64%) Designer
13 35 (2.56%) Software Engineer
14 34 (2.49%) Technical Architect
14 34 (2.49%) Senior Developer
14 34 (2.49%) Support Analyst
15 31 (2.27%) WebSphere Consultant
16 29 (2.12%) WebSphere Specialist
17 26 (1.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 23 (1.68%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (20.86%) WebSphere MQ
2 279 (20.42%) XML
3 246 (18.01%) Middleware
4 212 (15.52%) J2EE
5 209 (15.30%) Web Services
6 173 (12.66%) Spring
7 165 (12.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 155 (11.35%) HTML
9 121 (8.86%) CSS
10 105 (7.69%) JMS
11 103 (7.54%) .NET
12 93 (6.81%) JSP
13 91 (6.66%) SOAP
14 89 (6.52%) XSLT
15 77 (5.64%) JDBC
16 74 (5.42%) Java EE
16 74 (5.42%) Ajax
17 68 (4.98%) Servlets
18 66 (4.83%) Hibernate
19 64 (4.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 125 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (4.25%) DataPower
3 54 (3.95%) Clustering
4 50 (3.66%) Mainframe
5 34 (2.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 32 (2.34%) Derivative
7 31 (2.27%) Open Source
8 27 (1.98%) Management Information System
9 24 (1.76%) Computer Science
10 23 (1.68%) iSeries
11 21 (1.54%) Equities
12 16 (1.17%) IBM Mainframe
13 15 (1.10%) User Experience
13 15 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
14 14 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.02%) Client/Server
15 13 (0.95%) Hedge funds
15 13 (0.95%) Replication
15 13 (0.95%) Mobile App
16 12 (0.88%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 443 (32.43%) Linux
2 335 (24.52%) UNIX
3 230 (16.84%) Windows
4 137 (10.03%) AIX
5 117 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 105 (7.69%) Solaris
7 43 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (2.34%) zOS
9 30 (2.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 29 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (1.17%) SUSE
13 15 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
14 14 (1.02%) Android
15 11 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
16 10 (0.73%) HPUX
17 9 (0.66%) CentOS
18 8 (0.59%) Windows NT
18 8 (0.59%) Windows 7
19 4 (0.29%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (12.74%) E-Commerce
3 141 (10.32%) SOA
4 140 (10.25%) ITIL
5 102 (7.47%) OO
6 85 (6.22%) Unit Testing
7 83 (6.08%) Scrum
7 83 (6.08%) MVC
7 83 (6.08%) TDD
8 68 (4.98%) Software Engineering
9 66 (4.83%) Project Management
10 61 (4.47%) Continuous Integration
11 60 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 60 (4.39%) UML
12 57 (4.17%) Configuration Management
13 56 (4.10%) Workflow
14 50 (3.66%) Migration
14 50 (3.66%) DevOps
15 47 (3.44%) Performance Tuning
16 45 (3.29%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 621 (45.46%) Java
2 296 (21.67%) SQL
3 163 (11.93%) JavaScript
4 99 (7.25%) Perl
5 89 (6.52%) Shell Script
6 77 (5.64%) Bash Shell
7 72 (5.27%) Python
8 51 (3.73%) PL/SQL
9 49 (3.59%) Ruby
9 49 (3.59%) C#
10 41 (3.00%) Jython
11 37 (2.71%) C
12 25 (1.83%) Korn
13 23 (1.68%) PowerShell
13 23 (1.68%) XPath
14 16 (1.17%) VB.NET
14 16 (1.17%) C++
15 14 (1.02%) PHP
15 14 (1.02%) C-shell
16 10 (0.73%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 107 (7.83%) Security Cleared
2 71 (5.20%) Degree
3 59 (4.32%) SC Cleared
4 31 (2.27%) DV Cleared
5 24 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
6 20 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (0.88%) ISEB
8 10 (0.73%) IBM Certification
8 10 (0.73%) Sun Certification
9 8 (0.59%) MCSE
9 8 (0.59%) CCNA
9 8 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.51%) MCITP
11 6 (0.44%) RHCE
11 6 (0.44%) RHCT
12 5 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.37%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.37%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.29%) CCNP
13 4 (0.29%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.37%) QA
2 13 (0.95%) SLA
3 6 (0.44%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.073%) COBIT
6 1 (0.073%) HL7
6 1 (0.073%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.073%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 62 (4.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
3 21 (1.54%) Active Directory
4 18 (1.32%) Xen
5 13 (0.95%) VMware ESX
5 13 (0.95%) NFS
6 11 (0.81%) vCloud
6 11 (0.81%) RACF
7 10 (0.73%) Shibboleth
8 9 (0.66%) KVM
9 7 (0.51%) XenServer
9 7 (0.51%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.51%) vSphere
9 7 (0.51%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 7 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (0.37%) XenApp
10 5 (0.37%) Veritas File System
10 5 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (0.37%) SRDF
10 5 (0.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 50 (3.66%) Puppet
2 49 (3.59%) Tivoli
3 20 (1.46%) SELinux
4 18 (1.32%) CA SiteMinder
5 13 (0.95%) CA Wily
6 11 (0.81%) OMEGAMON
7 10 (0.73%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 10 (0.73%) Control-M
8 7 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (0.44%) Red Hat Satellite
9 6 (0.44%) yum
9 6 (0.44%) Ansible
10 5 (0.37%) CA LISA
10 5 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.37%) ZABBIX
11 4 (0.29%) TIBCO Hawk
11 4 (0.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 4 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
11 4 (0.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 613 (44.88%) IBM
2 431 (31.55%) Oracle
3 131 (9.59%) Red Hat
4 109 (7.98%) Microsoft
5 89 (6.52%) VMware
6 80 (5.86%) SAP
7 63 (4.61%) HP
8 53 (3.88%) TIBCO
9 38 (2.78%) ATG
10 35 (2.56%) Sybase
10 35 (2.56%) Sun
11 33 (2.42%) hybris
11 33 (2.42%) webMethods
12 29 (2.12%) Software AG
13 28 (2.05%) Adobe
14 27 (1.98%) Citrix
15 21 (1.54%) Business Objects
16 19 (1.39%) Talend
16 19 (1.39%) CA
17 18 (1.32%) Cisco
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Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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City, London
Pioneer Search
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Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £440 per day
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London
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London
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