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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 161 171 133
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -38
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 788 656 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.41% 1.20% 1.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.69% 6.94% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 364 406
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 11
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.80 £27.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +37.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £34.27 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £43.54 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.80 £28.24
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +33.85%

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
10242 9449 8424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.32% 17.31% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6259 5859 4740
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 316 431
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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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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 +25 714 £425 - 100
London +56 321 £450 -5.26% 47
South East -27 125 £425 +12.58% 15
City of London +25 71 £465 -7.00% 16
North West +1 50 £356 -20.83% 5
East of England +11 49 £400 - 3
Yorkshire -6 49 £350 -17.64% 10
West Midlands +9 48 £425 +28.78% 2
Berkshire +2 48 £469 +33.92% 10
Buckinghamshire -5 44 £325 -18.75% 1
Scotland -29 37 £425 +0.59% 4
East Midlands +10 34 £413 +7.84% 4
West Yorkshire +2 33 £323 -24.11% 9
Milton Keynes -6 29 £331 -10.47%
Essex +20 28 £400 +70.21% 1
Leeds +2 24 £300 -25.00% 6
Cheshire +1 21 £401 +3.35%
Warwickshire +12 20 £356 +23.91%
Edinburgh -16 20 £450 +5.88% 3
Bracknell +10 19 £488 +58.53% 4
Wales +1 19 £430 +18.62% 1
Hampshire -23 18 £425 +13.33%
Lancashire +16 17 £300 - 3
Reading +10 17 £425 -10.52% 5
South West +9 16 £443 +4.11% 13
South Wales +5 15 £430 +22.85% 1
Derbyshire - 12 £400 -
Manchester -12 11 £363 -19.44% 1
Hertfordshire -18 11 £375 -6.25% 1
North East -19 11 £279 +6.09%

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 688 (46.24%) Java
2 635 (42.67%) IBM
3 494 (33.20%) Linux
4 445 (29.91%) Oracle
5 403 (27.08%) UNIX
6 364 (24.46%) WebSphere Application Server
7 338 (22.72%) Agile Software Development
8 329 (22.11%) Finance
9 315 (21.17%) XML
10 303 (20.36%) WebSphere MQ
11 290 (19.49%) Windows
11 290 (19.49%) SQL
12 260 (17.47%) J2EE
13 231 (15.52%) Middleware
14 228 (15.32%) HTML
15 221 (14.85%) JBoss
16 220 (14.78%) WebLogic
16 220 (14.78%) JavaScript
17 218 (14.65%) Web Services
18 214 (14.38%) E-Commerce
19 198 (13.31%) AIX
20 192 (12.90%) Banking
20 192 (12.90%) Spring
21 186 (12.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
22 185 (12.43%) Tomcat
23 167 (11.22%) DB2
24 161 (10.82%) SOA
25 159 (10.69%) CSS
26 155 (10.42%) Solaris
27 153 (10.28%) Retail

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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
1 364 (24.46%) WebSphere Application Server
2 221 (14.85%) JBoss
3 220 (14.78%) WebLogic
4 185 (12.43%) Tomcat
5 142 (9.54%) Apache
6 130 (8.74%) IIS
7 70 (4.70%) IBM HTTP Server
8 62 (4.17%) MQSeries
9 59 (3.97%) WebSphere Portal
10 54 (3.63%) FileNet
11 40 (2.69%) WebSphere Process Server
12 39 (2.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 38 (2.55%) SharePoint
14 36 (2.42%) GlassFish
15 29 (1.95%) Jetty
16 28 (1.88%) CICS
16 28 (1.88%) Commerce Server
16 28 (1.88%) nginx
17 25 (1.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 22 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 37 (2.49%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.28%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.21%) MS Office
4 13 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.54%) MS Project
6 7 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.01%) Maximo
2 14 (0.94%) RMDS
2 14 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (0.60%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
5 7 (0.47%) Fredhopper
6 6 (0.40%) Magento
6 6 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.27%) Staffware
7 4 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.27%) Tridion
8 3 (0.20%) assyst
8 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.20%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.20%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.13%) TRIRIGA
9 2 (0.13%) FileNet Content Manager
9 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.13%) Misys Midas
9 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 47 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
3 29 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
4 24 (1.61%) Google App Engine
4 24 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (0.74%) Amazon S3
6 10 (0.67%) PaaS
6 10 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
6 10 (0.67%) OpenShift
7 9 (0.60%) IBM SmartCloud
8 8 (0.54%) SaaS
9 4 (0.27%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.20%) Google Checkout
11 1 (0.067%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.067%) Taleo
11 1 (0.067%) Route 53
11 1 (0.067%) IaaS
11 1 (0.067%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.067%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.067%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 142 (9.54%) HTTP
2 88 (5.91%) SSL
3 81 (5.44%) TCP/IP
4 67 (4.50%) LDAP
5 63 (4.23%) DNS
6 60 (4.03%) Firewall
7 45 (3.02%) SAN
8 37 (2.49%) Internet
9 33 (2.22%) FTP
10 26 (1.75%) WAN
11 25 (1.68%) LAN
11 25 (1.68%) DHCP
12 23 (1.55%) IPsec
13 20 (1.34%) DMZ
14 17 (1.14%) HTTPS
15 12 (0.81%) MPLS
15 12 (0.81%) BIG-IP
15 12 (0.81%) NAS
16 11 (0.74%) Multicast
16 11 (0.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (11.22%) DB2
2 135 (9.07%) SQL Server
3 131 (8.80%) Relational Database
4 47 (3.16%) Oracle Database
5 44 (2.96%) RDBMS
6 27 (1.81%) MySQL
7 20 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (1.34%) Big Data
8 14 (0.94%) Hadoop
9 13 (0.87%) MongoDB
9 13 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (0.67%) DbVisualizer
11 10 (0.67%) IBM InfoSphere
12 9 (0.60%) NoSQL
13 8 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.54%) Informix
13 8 (0.54%) DataStage
13 8 (0.54%) HBase
14 7 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 99 (6.65%) Eclipse
2 98 (6.59%) Ant
3 84 (5.65%) JUnit
4 70 (4.70%) Selenium
5 65 (4.37%) Subversion
6 61 (4.10%) Introscope
7 55 (3.70%) Jenkins
8 54 (3.63%) Maven
9 46 (3.09%) JIRA
10 41 (2.76%) Git (software)
11 39 (2.62%) Cucumber
12 30 (2.02%) SoapUI
13 24 (1.61%) Talend Open Studio
14 23 (1.55%) LoadRunner
15 20 (1.34%) CruiseControl
16 13 (0.87%) ClearCase
17 12 (0.81%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
17 12 (0.81%) Eclipse RCP
18 10 (0.67%) Hudson
18 10 (0.67%) Mockito
General
1 329 (22.11%) Finance
2 192 (12.90%) Banking
3 153 (10.28%) Retail
4 49 (3.29%) Telecoms
5 35 (2.35%) Marketing
6 34 (2.28%) Investment Banking
7 31 (2.08%) Financial Institution
8 27 (1.81%) Back Office
9 21 (1.41%) Manufacturing
10 20 (1.34%) Front Office
11 17 (1.14%) Retail Banking
12 16 (1.08%) Legal
13 9 (0.60%) Automotive
14 7 (0.47%) Publishing
15 5 (0.34%) Electronics
16 4 (0.27%) Law
17 3 (0.20%) Billing
17 3 (0.20%) German Language
17 3 (0.20%) Spanish Language
18 2 (0.13%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 429 (28.83%) Developer
2 231 (15.52%) Java Developer
3 186 (12.50%) Architect
4 154 (10.35%) Administrator
5 148 (9.95%) Analyst
6 118 (7.93%) Consultant
7 94 (6.32%) WebSphere Administrator
8 70 (4.70%) WebSphere Developer
9 58 (3.90%) Senior Developer
10 49 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
11 48 (3.23%) Business Analyst
11 48 (3.23%) Support Analyst
12 45 (3.02%) Senior Java Developer
13 42 (2.82%) WebSphere Consultant
14 41 (2.76%) Project Manager
15 36 (2.42%) Integration Architect
15 36 (2.42%) Technical Architect
15 36 (2.42%) Applications Support
16 34 (2.28%) WebSphere Specialist
17 32 (2.15%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (21.17%) XML
2 303 (20.36%) WebSphere MQ
3 260 (17.47%) J2EE
4 231 (15.52%) Middleware
5 228 (15.32%) HTML
6 218 (14.65%) Web Services
7 192 (12.90%) Spring
8 186 (12.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 159 (10.69%) CSS
10 136 (9.14%) SOAP
11 112 (7.53%) .NET
12 102 (6.85%) JSP
13 93 (6.25%) Ajax
14 88 (5.91%) HTML5
15 84 (5.65%) XSLT
16 81 (5.44%) REST
17 79 (5.31%) Servlets
18 75 (5.04%) JSON
19 73 (4.91%) Hibernate
19 73 (4.91%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 126 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (7.73%) DataPower
3 56 (3.76%) Open Source
4 50 (3.36%) Clustering
5 42 (2.82%) Mainframe
6 28 (1.88%) Client/Server
7 26 (1.75%) iSeries
8 25 (1.68%) LPAR
9 23 (1.55%) Derivative
9 23 (1.55%) Computer Science
10 22 (1.48%) PKI
11 21 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 17 (1.14%) Management Information System
14 16 (1.08%) AS400
15 14 (0.94%) User Experience
15 14 (0.94%) IBM Mainframe
16 13 (0.87%) Replication
17 12 (0.81%) Equities
18 11 (0.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 494 (33.20%) Linux
2 403 (27.08%) UNIX
3 290 (19.49%) Windows
4 198 (13.31%) AIX
5 155 (10.42%) Solaris
6 99 (6.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 61 (4.10%) zOS
8 34 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (1.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 13 (0.87%) SUSE
12 12 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
14 10 (0.67%) Android
14 10 (0.67%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.60%) HPUX
16 8 (0.54%) Windows NT
16 8 (0.54%) CentOS
17 6 (0.40%) OS/400
17 6 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (22.72%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (14.38%) E-Commerce
3 161 (10.82%) SOA
4 144 (9.68%) ITIL
5 114 (7.66%) TDD
6 102 (6.85%) Scrum
7 101 (6.79%) OO
8 99 (6.65%) Unit Testing
9 89 (5.98%) MVC
10 83 (5.58%) Configuration Management
11 82 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
12 74 (4.97%) UML
12 74 (4.97%) Migration
13 72 (4.84%) Software Engineering
14 60 (4.03%) Content Management
14 60 (4.03%) Project Management
15 57 (3.83%) Performance Tuning
16 49 (3.29%) Mentoring
17 47 (3.16%) DevOps
18 46 (3.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 688 (46.24%) Java
2 290 (19.49%) SQL
3 220 (14.78%) JavaScript
4 98 (6.59%) Shell Script
5 96 (6.45%) Python
6 91 (6.12%) Perl
7 58 (3.90%) Jython
8 53 (3.56%) PL/SQL
8 53 (3.56%) Bash Shell
9 42 (2.82%) C#
10 35 (2.35%) Ruby
11 28 (1.88%) Korn
12 26 (1.75%) C
13 25 (1.68%) XPath
14 17 (1.14%) PowerShell
15 15 (1.01%) C++
16 11 (0.74%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.60%) RPG
18 8 (0.54%) VBScript
18 8 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 137 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 95 (6.38%) Degree
3 77 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 43 (2.89%) DV Cleared
5 24 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (0.87%) IBM Certification
7 11 (0.74%) Sun Certification
8 8 (0.54%) ISEB
9 7 (0.47%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.47%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.34%) CCNP
12 4 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.27%) SCSA
12 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 3 (0.20%) VCAP
13 3 (0.20%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (4.44%) QA
2 15 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (0.94%) SLA
4 6 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.067%) COBIT
System Software
1 72 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (3.29%) Active Directory
3 30 (2.02%) Xen
4 22 (1.48%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.34%) vSphere
6 19 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (0.94%) KVM
8 12 (0.81%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 11 (0.74%) vCloud
10 10 (0.67%) NFS
10 10 (0.67%) Oracle Clusterware
11 9 (0.60%) OCFS2
11 9 (0.60%) SRDF
12 6 (0.40%) GlusterFS
12 6 (0.40%) GFS2
13 5 (0.34%) Veritas File System
13 5 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (0.27%) XenServer
15 3 (0.20%) RACF
16 2 (0.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 54 (3.63%) Tivoli
2 53 (3.56%) Puppet
3 45 (3.02%) CA Wily
4 22 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (1.21%) CA Single Sign-On
6 17 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 15 (1.01%) Control-M
8 11 (0.74%) CA LISA
9 10 (0.67%) Ansible
9 10 (0.67%) SELinux
9 10 (0.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 8 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
11 7 (0.47%) Red Hat Satellite
12 6 (0.40%) Salt
12 6 (0.40%) yum
13 5 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.34%) SCCM
14 4 (0.27%) TIBCO Hawk
14 4 (0.27%) BladeLogic
14 4 (0.27%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 635 (42.67%) IBM
2 445 (29.91%) Oracle
3 109 (7.33%) Microsoft
4 94 (6.32%) VMware
5 89 (5.98%) Red Hat
5 89 (5.98%) TIBCO
6 74 (4.97%) SAP
7 56 (3.76%) HP
8 51 (3.43%) ATG
9 49 (3.29%) hybris
10 48 (3.23%) Adobe
10 48 (3.23%) Sun
11 47 (3.16%) Sybase
12 37 (2.49%) CA
13 35 (2.35%) webMethods
13 35 (2.35%) Google
14 26 (1.75%) Demandware
15 24 (1.61%) Talend
15 24 (1.61%) Cisco
15 24 (1.61%) Citrix
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