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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 163 109 122
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +13
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 741 986 932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.30% 1.87% 1.62%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.33% 10.67% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 528 481
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 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 7
Average hourly rate £34.50 £61.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.67% +63.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £42.25 £25.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.00 £80.25 £104.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +13.63%

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
10113 9239 10008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.68% 17.54% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6178 5514 5631
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £345 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 369 506
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.29 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.50 £39.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 1 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 1 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 1 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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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 -34 667 £425 -10.52% 120
London -65 262 £435 -13.00% 55
South East -61 90 £425 +6.25% 18
Yorkshire +33 72 £425 +3.03% 16
West Midlands +23 63 £425 +10.38% 2
City of London -36 61 £400 -20.00% 20
North West -22 56 £350 -6.66% 8
Scotland -46 47 £375 -8.53% 7
West Yorkshire +30 46 £425 +19.29% 10
East of England -24 41 £400 -21.18% 11
East Midlands +9 38 £450 - 4
Warwickshire +14 25 £438 -
Edinburgh -31 25 £368 -12.50% 6
Nottinghamshire +22 24 £455 +37.87% 1
Berkshire -15 24 £450 +4.65% 11
Coventry +10 22 £438 -
South West -17 22 £550 +35.03% 6
Nottingham +24 21 £450 +36.36% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 21 £438 +16.66% 2
Manchester -11 21 £340 +0.74% 7
Hampshire -48 20 £403 +4.68% 3
Leeds +14 19 £425 +9.67% 9
Milton Keynes +5 15 £413 +10.00%
Cheshire -25 13 £363 -6.45% 1
Glasgow -30 13 £388 +16.10% 1
South Yorkshire +9 12 £350 -30.00% 5
Sheffield +6 11 £350 -31.70% 5
Surrey +3 11 £425 -2.85% 1
North Yorkshire +5 10 £290 -8.30% 1
Essex -2 10 £425 - 2

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 724 (47.79%) IBM
2 592 (39.08%) Java
3 554 (36.57%) Oracle
4 518 (34.19%) Linux
5 395 (26.07%) Finance
6 375 (24.75%) SQL
7 369 (24.36%) UNIX
8 341 (22.51%) WebSphere MQ
9 321 (21.19%) WebSphere Application Server
10 319 (21.06%) XML
11 302 (19.93%) J2EE
12 265 (17.49%) Windows
13 250 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
14 249 (16.44%) Web Services
15 246 (16.24%) Middleware
16 243 (16.04%) WebLogic
17 236 (15.58%) Banking
18 212 (13.99%) JavaScript
18 212 (13.99%) SOA
19 207 (13.66%) E-Commerce
20 195 (12.87%) WebSphere Message Broker
21 179 (11.82%) Spring
22 177 (11.68%) HTTP
23 176 (11.62%) DB2
24 175 (11.55%) Retail
25 170 (11.22%) AIX
26 167 (11.02%) Tomcat
27 166 (10.96%) HTML
28 165 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
29 158 (10.43%) SQL Server

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 321 (21.19%) WebSphere Application Server
2 243 (16.04%) WebLogic
3 167 (11.02%) Tomcat
4 155 (10.23%) Apache
5 93 (6.14%) IIS
6 82 (5.41%) IBM HTTP Server
7 73 (4.82%) BizTalk Server
8 63 (4.16%) MQSeries
9 47 (3.10%) WebSphere Process Server
10 43 (2.84%) WebSphere Portal
11 36 (2.38%) Oracle Workflow
12 35 (2.31%) SharePoint
13 30 (1.98%) FileNet
14 28 (1.85%) GlassFish
15 27 (1.78%) Jetty
16 26 (1.72%) nginx
16 26 (1.72%) CMS
17 24 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 23 (1.52%) CICS
19 20 (1.32%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 37 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 29 (1.91%) MS Office
3 21 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (1.19%) MS Project
5 17 (1.12%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.13%) SPSS
8 1 (0.066%) CPLEX
8 1 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (1.78%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (1.06%) Workday HCM
3 14 (0.92%) SAP HR
4 13 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
5 8 (0.53%) JDE OneWorld
5 8 (0.53%) Murex MxG2000
5 8 (0.53%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 6 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.40%) Maximo
6 6 (0.40%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 5 (0.33%) Misys Midas
7 5 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.33%) Tridion
8 4 (0.26%) ENOVIA
9 3 (0.20%) RMDS
9 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.20%) WebTrends
9 3 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 62 (4.09%) Amazon EC2
2 41 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (0.99%) Google App Engine
5 10 (0.66%) SaaS
6 5 (0.33%) PaaS
7 3 (0.20%) Route 53
7 3 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.20%) IaaS
7 3 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.066%) IBM Blueworks
9 1 (0.066%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 177 (11.68%) HTTP
2 124 (8.18%) SSL
3 77 (5.08%) Firewall
4 72 (4.75%) TCP/IP
5 64 (4.22%) Internet
6 63 (4.16%) DNS
7 61 (4.03%) FTP
8 54 (3.56%) SAN
9 45 (2.97%) LDAP
10 26 (1.72%) IPsec
11 22 (1.45%) WAN
12 21 (1.39%) DHCP
13 20 (1.32%) Intranet
14 19 (1.25%) HTTPS
15 17 (1.12%) NAS
15 17 (1.12%) VPN
16 15 (0.99%) SMTP
17 14 (0.92%) SSH
18 12 (0.79%) ATM
18 12 (0.79%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (11.62%) DB2
2 158 (10.43%) SQL Server
3 104 (6.86%) Relational Database
4 90 (5.94%) Oracle Database
5 40 (2.64%) Oracle Exadata
6 38 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
7 35 (2.31%) RDBMS
8 34 (2.24%) MySQL
9 16 (1.06%) Big Data
9 16 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (1.06%) ObjectStore
10 14 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
11 11 (0.73%) DTS
12 10 (0.66%) Hazelcast
12 10 (0.66%) Hadoop
12 10 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (0.66%) DbVisualizer
13 7 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (0.40%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 68 (4.49%) Maven
2 63 (4.16%) Eclipse
2 63 (4.16%) Jenkins
3 55 (3.63%) JUnit
4 50 (3.30%) Ant
5 45 (2.97%) JIRA
6 42 (2.77%) Selenium
6 42 (2.77%) Subversion
7 40 (2.64%) ClearCase
8 36 (2.38%) Introscope
8 36 (2.38%) ClearQuest
9 31 (2.05%) Git (software)
10 24 (1.58%) SoapUI
10 24 (1.58%) CruiseControl
11 14 (0.92%) JMeter
12 13 (0.86%) LoadRunner
13 11 (0.73%) QuickTest Pro
14 10 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (0.66%) Gerrit
15 8 (0.53%) Mercurial
General
1 395 (26.07%) Finance
2 236 (15.58%) Banking
3 175 (11.55%) Retail
4 52 (3.43%) Manufacturing
5 51 (3.37%) Financial Institution
6 50 (3.30%) Investment Banking
7 42 (2.77%) Telecoms
8 29 (1.91%) Marketing
9 26 (1.72%) Automotive
10 25 (1.65%) Front Office
11 18 (1.19%) Back Office
12 13 (0.86%) Legal
13 11 (0.73%) Publishing
14 9 (0.59%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.59%) Advertising
14 9 (0.59%) Games
15 7 (0.46%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.33%) Electronics
17 4 (0.26%) French Language
17 4 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 468 (30.89%) Developer
2 234 (15.45%) Java Developer
3 201 (13.27%) Architect
4 194 (12.81%) Analyst
5 113 (7.46%) Administrator
6 104 (6.86%) Consultant
7 102 (6.73%) WebSphere Developer
8 71 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
9 56 (3.70%) Project Manager
9 56 (3.70%) Business Analyst
10 53 (3.50%) WebSphere Administrator
11 47 (3.10%) Senior Developer
12 40 (2.64%) Designer
13 37 (2.44%) Support Analyst
14 36 (2.38%) Technical Architect
14 36 (2.38%) Integration Architect
15 35 (2.31%) WebSphere Consultant
16 31 (2.05%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
17 30 (1.98%) Software Engineer
18 29 (1.91%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 341 (22.51%) WebSphere MQ
2 319 (21.06%) XML
3 302 (19.93%) J2EE
4 249 (16.44%) Web Services
5 246 (16.24%) Middleware
6 195 (12.87%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 179 (11.82%) Spring
8 166 (10.96%) HTML
9 148 (9.77%) JMS
10 144 (9.50%) CSS
11 131 (8.65%) SOAP
12 130 (8.58%) XSLT
13 124 (8.18%) .NET
14 121 (7.99%) JSP
15 98 (6.47%) Ajax
16 93 (6.14%) Java EE
17 91 (6.01%) Struts
18 86 (5.68%) REST
19 83 (5.48%) Hibernate
19 83 (5.48%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 165 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (5.74%) Clustering
3 86 (5.68%) Mainframe
4 73 (4.82%) DataPower
5 42 (2.77%) Management Information System
6 38 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 37 (2.44%) iSeries
8 33 (2.18%) AS400
8 33 (2.18%) Derivative
9 28 (1.85%) Hedge funds
10 25 (1.65%) Mobile App
11 24 (1.58%) Open Source
12 20 (1.32%) Replication
13 19 (1.25%) IBM Mainframe
13 19 (1.25%) Computer Science
13 19 (1.25%) SWIFT
14 17 (1.12%) Credit Derivative
15 15 (0.99%) N-Tier
16 14 (0.92%) PMI
17 13 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 518 (34.19%) Linux
2 369 (24.36%) UNIX
3 265 (17.49%) Windows
4 170 (11.22%) AIX
5 105 (6.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 91 (6.01%) Solaris
7 40 (2.64%) SELinux
8 36 (2.38%) zOS
9 21 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
10 19 (1.25%) SUSE
11 18 (1.19%) Android
12 17 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (0.86%) HPUX
14 12 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.53%) Windows 7
15 8 (0.53%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.40%) CentOS
17 2 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
18 1 (0.066%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (13.99%) SOA
3 207 (13.66%) E-Commerce
4 142 (9.37%) OO
5 136 (8.98%) ITIL
6 112 (7.39%) Migration
7 83 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
8 81 (5.35%) UML
9 79 (5.21%) Configuration Management
10 74 (4.88%) Scrum
11 73 (4.82%) Unit Testing
11 73 (4.82%) Software Engineering
12 68 (4.49%) MVC
13 66 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
13 66 (4.36%) Release Management
14 64 (4.22%) TDD
15 63 (4.16%) Workflow
16 61 (4.03%) Project Management
17 60 (3.96%) TOGAF
18 57 (3.76%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 592 (39.08%) Java
2 375 (24.75%) SQL
3 212 (13.99%) JavaScript
4 124 (8.18%) Python
4 124 (8.18%) Bash Shell
5 120 (7.92%) Perl
5 120 (7.92%) Shell Script
6 60 (3.96%) C
7 55 (3.63%) PL/SQL
8 53 (3.50%) Ruby
9 51 (3.37%) Jython
10 42 (2.77%) PowerShell
11 41 (2.71%) C#
12 35 (2.31%) Korn
13 32 (2.11%) XPath
13 32 (2.11%) C++
14 22 (1.45%) VBScript
15 21 (1.39%) RPG
16 20 (1.32%) RPG IV
17 15 (0.99%) PHP
Qualifications
1 67 (4.42%) Security Cleared
2 50 (3.30%) Degree
3 44 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.12%) ISEB
5 16 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (0.99%) PMI Certification
7 12 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (0.53%) IBM WebSphere Certification
10 6 (0.40%) RHCE
10 6 (0.40%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.40%) RHCT
10 6 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.33%) IBM Certification
12 4 (0.26%) MCSE
12 4 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.26%) CCNA
12 4 (0.26%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.20%) MCITP
14 2 (0.13%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.38%) QA
2 32 (2.11%) ISO 9001
3 14 (0.92%) SLA
4 7 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.066%) COBIT
8 1 (0.066%) HL7
8 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 105 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (3.04%) Oracle RAC
3 28 (1.85%) Active Directory
4 25 (1.65%) vCloud
5 22 (1.45%) Oracle RMAN
6 19 (1.25%) XenServer
7 17 (1.12%) VMware ESX
8 15 (0.99%) Xen
8 15 (0.99%) NFS
8 15 (0.99%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 11 (0.73%) SRDF
10 10 (0.66%) vSphere
11 9 (0.59%) RACF
12 7 (0.46%) Shibboleth
13 6 (0.40%) Firmware
13 6 (0.40%) XenApp
13 6 (0.40%) Hyper-V
14 5 (0.33%) OCFS2
14 5 (0.33%) RHEV
15 4 (0.26%) KVM
Systems Management
1 77 (5.08%) Tivoli
2 74 (4.88%) Puppet
3 16 (1.06%) CA Wily
4 11 (0.73%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 10 (0.66%) CA SiteMinder
6 9 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 9 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.53%) OMEGAMON
8 6 (0.40%) CA LISA
8 6 (0.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 6 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.33%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.33%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.26%) Ansible
10 4 (0.26%) nmon
10 4 (0.26%) Control-M
10 4 (0.26%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.20%) YUM
11 3 (0.20%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.20%) Netcool
Vendors
1 724 (47.79%) IBM
2 554 (36.57%) Oracle
3 158 (10.43%) JBoss
4 152 (10.03%) Microsoft
5 134 (8.84%) VMware
6 127 (8.38%) Red Hat
7 113 (7.46%) SAP
8 67 (4.42%) HP
9 49 (3.23%) ATG
10 45 (2.97%) Citrix
11 35 (2.31%) Software AG
12 32 (2.11%) webMethods
13 29 (1.91%) Remedy
13 29 (1.91%) TIBCO
14 28 (1.85%) Sun
15 26 (1.72%) EMC
16 25 (1.65%) Sybase
17 24 (1.58%) BEA
18 22 (1.45%) Cognos
18 22 (1.45%) hybris
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