The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere
UK
Rank 228 206 175
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -31
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 477 617 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 1.19% 1.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.02% 7.00% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 344 350
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £581 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -55.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -55.41%

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
7922 8814 9039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.47% 16.95% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5150 5623 5540
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 236 310
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.40 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.21% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +2.70%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 442 £450 - 76
London +24 194 £475 - 32
South East +23 95 £465 +3.33% 14
Hampshire +37 54 £435 -8.42% 2
South West +7 40 £531 +28.01% 7
North West -6 30 £425 - 6
City of London -4 26 £450 - 8
East of England +5 22 £375 -16.66% 3
Yorkshire -5 22 £458 +14.37% 5
Wales +21 21 £319 -12.06%
Devon +9 20 £550 +37.50%
Oxfordshire +16 19 £531 +2.16%
West Yorkshire +8 19 £490 +40.00% 1
Leeds +10 18 £458 +30.71% 1
South Wales +30 17 £256 -26.78%
Cardiff +34 16 £256 -26.78%
Manchester +2 16 £550 +27.16% 4
Oxford +15 15 £538 +3.36%
West Midlands -3 15 £450 +5.88% 5
Winchester +15 13 £435 -
Scotland -19 12 £438 +9.37% 4
North East -23 12 £340 -24.44% 1
Plymouth +9 10 £550 +37.50%
Tyne and Wear -20 10 £333 -26.11% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 10 £333 -26.11% 1
Exeter - 10 - -
East Midlands -19 9 £400 +3.89% 4
Havant - 9 £380 -
Watford +1 8 £450 -10.00%
Hertfordshire -2 8 £450 -20.00%

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 572 (51.58%) Java
2 488 (44.00%) IBM
3 477 (43.01%) Linux
4 385 (34.72%) Oracle
5 377 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
6 302 (27.23%) WebSphere Application Server
7 299 (26.96%) Unix
8 277 (24.98%) J2EE
8 277 (24.98%) SQL
9 247 (22.27%) XML
10 246 (22.18%) Finance
11 226 (20.38%) JBoss
12 225 (20.29%) WebSphere MQ
13 222 (20.02%) Web Services
14 197 (17.76%) Tomcat
15 195 (17.58%) Spring
16 192 (17.31%) DevOps
17 190 (17.13%) Windows
18 182 (16.41%) WebLogic
18 182 (16.41%) Middleware
19 178 (16.05%) Jenkins
20 176 (15.87%) JavaScript
21 173 (15.60%) Banking
22 172 (15.51%) AIX
23 167 (15.06%) SOAP
24 165 (14.88%) E-Commerce
25 160 (14.43%) IBM Integration Bus
26 145 (13.07%) Microsoft
27 142 (12.80%) ITIL
28 139 (12.53%) HTML

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 302 (27.23%) WebSphere Application Server
2 226 (20.38%) JBoss
3 197 (17.76%) Tomcat
4 182 (16.41%) WebLogic
5 136 (12.26%) Apache
6 99 (8.93%) IIS
7 48 (4.33%) Confluence
8 39 (3.52%) GlassFish
8 39 (3.52%) Jetty
9 38 (3.43%) WebSphere Process Server
10 36 (3.25%) BizTalk Server
11 35 (3.16%) nginx
12 32 (2.89%) IBM HTTP Server
13 30 (2.71%) Mongrel
14 28 (2.52%) CMS
14 28 (2.52%) MQSeries
15 27 (2.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 26 (2.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 24 (2.16%) Apache TomEE
18 23 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 60 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 41 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.45%) MS Project
5 4 (0.36%) MS Office
6 1 (0.090%) CPLEX
6 1 (0.090%) SPSS
6 1 (0.090%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 31 (2.80%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 19 (1.71%) Oracle BPM
3 14 (1.26%) Maximo
4 11 (0.99%) Magento
5 5 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.36%) Fredhopper
6 4 (0.36%) OpenText MBPM
6 4 (0.36%) Staffware
7 3 (0.27%) Exstream
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.27%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 3 (0.27%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.18%) Murex MxG2000
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.090%) Oracle Utilities
9 1 (0.090%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 1 (0.090%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 89 (8.03%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (5.59%) PaaS
3 52 (4.69%) IaaS
4 45 (4.06%) SaaS
5 39 (3.52%) GitHub
6 30 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
6 30 (2.71%) Google Cloud Platform
7 29 (2.61%) Google App Engine
8 28 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 14 (1.26%) IBM Cloud
10 13 (1.17%) Amazon S3
10 13 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (0.63%) Bluemix
13 7 (0.63%) SoftLayer
14 3 (0.27%) Route 53
15 2 (0.18%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.18%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 117 (10.55%) SSL
2 114 (10.28%) HTTP
3 71 (6.40%) TCP/IP
4 63 (5.68%) DNS
5 47 (4.24%) Firewall
6 44 (3.97%) LDAP
7 40 (3.61%) FTP
8 31 (2.80%) SAN
9 30 (2.71%) DHCP
10 29 (2.61%) Internet
11 28 (2.52%) IPsec
12 23 (2.07%) HTTPS
13 22 (1.98%) LAN
13 22 (1.98%) WAN
14 16 (1.44%) NAS
15 15 (1.35%) Network Security
16 14 (1.26%) Multicast
17 13 (1.17%) Kerberos
18 11 (0.99%) iSCSI
18 11 (0.99%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (12.17%) SQL Server
2 105 (9.47%) DB2
3 91 (8.21%) Oracle Database
4 59 (5.32%) Relational Database
5 49 (4.42%) MySQL
6 27 (2.43%) MongoDB
7 25 (2.25%) NoSQL
8 22 (1.98%) Hadoop
9 19 (1.71%) RDBMS
9 19 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
12 14 (1.26%) Big Data
13 12 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 12 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
14 10 (0.90%) Endeca
14 10 (0.90%) HBase
14 10 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 178 (16.05%) Jenkins
2 117 (10.55%) Git (software)
3 106 (9.56%) JUnit
4 96 (8.66%) JIRA
5 91 (8.21%) Maven
6 77 (6.94%) Ant
7 72 (6.49%) Eclipse
8 61 (5.50%) Mockito
9 58 (5.23%) Subversion
10 49 (4.42%) Cucumber
11 30 (2.71%) Travis CI
12 28 (2.52%) Selenium
13 26 (2.34%) Log4j
14 24 (2.16%) TeamCity
15 21 (1.89%) Bitbucket
16 20 (1.80%) Rational Application Developer
17 18 (1.62%) SoapUI
18 16 (1.44%) Spock
18 16 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
19 14 (1.26%) Gradle
General
1 246 (22.18%) Finance
2 173 (15.60%) Banking
3 103 (9.29%) Retail
4 25 (2.25%) Publishing
5 16 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.35%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.26%) Back Office
8 12 (1.08%) Law
9 11 (0.99%) Billing
9 11 (0.99%) Marketing
10 9 (0.81%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.63%) International Banking
12 6 (0.54%) Front Office
12 6 (0.54%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.54%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.45%) Advertising
14 4 (0.36%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.36%) Automotive
14 4 (0.36%) Games
14 4 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 363 (32.73%) Developer
2 207 (18.67%) Java Developer
3 105 (9.47%) Analyst
4 103 (9.29%) Architect
5 73 (6.58%) DevOps Engineer
6 68 (6.13%) WebSphere Developer
7 64 (5.77%) Consultant
8 57 (5.14%) Administrator
9 47 (4.24%) Senior Developer
10 45 (4.06%) Support Analyst
10 45 (4.06%) WebSphere Specialist
11 42 (3.79%) Applications Support
12 34 (3.07%) WebSphere Administrator
13 32 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
14 31 (2.80%) Senior Java Developer
15 30 (2.71%) Java Engineer
15 30 (2.71%) Software Engineer
16 29 (2.61%) Project Manager
17 25 (2.25%) Operations Engineer
18 23 (2.07%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (24.98%) J2EE
2 247 (22.27%) XML
3 225 (20.29%) WebSphere MQ
4 222 (20.02%) Web Services
5 195 (17.58%) Spring
6 182 (16.41%) Middleware
7 167 (15.06%) SOAP
8 160 (14.43%) IBM Integration Bus
9 139 (12.53%) HTML
10 126 (11.36%) JSP
11 114 (10.28%) REST
12 109 (9.83%) JMS
12 109 (9.83%) Servlets
13 96 (8.66%) CSS
14 95 (8.57%) XSLT
15 92 (8.30%) JSON
16 90 (8.12%) Java EE
17 76 (6.85%) Hibernate
18 74 (6.67%) .NET
19 70 (6.31%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 121 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (5.05%) DataPower
3 32 (2.89%) Clustering
4 31 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
5 29 (2.61%) Computer Science
6 21 (1.89%) iSeries
6 21 (1.89%) Tandem
7 19 (1.71%) Data Centre
8 18 (1.62%) Management Information System
8 18 (1.62%) Private Cloud
9 15 (1.35%) User Experience
10 14 (1.26%) iPad
11 13 (1.17%) Mainframe
12 12 (1.08%) SWIFT
13 11 (0.99%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 8 (0.72%) Client/Server
16 6 (0.54%) Derivative
16 6 (0.54%) NHS
16 6 (0.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 477 (43.01%) Linux
2 299 (26.96%) Unix
3 190 (17.13%) Windows
4 172 (15.51%) AIX
5 129 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 75 (6.76%) Solaris
7 48 (4.33%) Windows 2000
7 48 (4.33%) Windows XP
8 42 (3.79%) Windows Server
9 17 (1.53%) zOS
10 14 (1.26%) Oracle Linux
10 14 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (1.17%) CentOS
12 12 (1.08%) HPUX
12 12 (1.08%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 9 (0.81%) OS/390
14 9 (0.81%) SUSE
14 9 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (17.31%) DevOps
3 165 (14.88%) E-Commerce
4 142 (12.80%) ITIL
5 131 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
6 120 (10.82%) TDD
7 118 (10.64%) Open Source
8 117 (10.55%) Scrum
9 111 (10.01%) Configuration Management
10 86 (7.75%) Change Management
11 83 (7.48%) OO
12 82 (7.39%) Unit Testing
13 76 (6.85%) Service Management
14 65 (5.86%) Release Management
15 62 (5.59%) SOA
16 56 (5.05%) Performance Tuning
17 55 (4.96%) ITSM
18 54 (4.87%) MVC
19 51 (4.60%) Migration
19 51 (4.60%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 572 (51.58%) Java
2 277 (24.98%) SQL
3 176 (15.87%) JavaScript
4 129 (11.63%) Shell Script
5 91 (8.21%) Perl
6 66 (5.95%) Python
7 59 (5.32%) Bash Shell
8 41 (3.70%) PowerShell
9 37 (3.34%) PL/SQL
10 32 (2.89%) Korn
11 31 (2.80%) Jython
12 28 (2.52%) XPath
13 27 (2.43%) C
14 26 (2.34%) Ruby
15 19 (1.71%) C++
16 16 (1.44%) C#
17 13 (1.17%) VBScript
18 12 (1.08%) Go
19 11 (0.99%) VB
20 10 (0.90%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 112 (10.10%) Security Cleared
2 76 (6.85%) SC Cleared
3 45 (4.06%) Degree
4 19 (1.71%) DV Cleared
5 10 (0.90%) CISSP
6 9 (0.81%) ISEB
6 9 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.54%) Sun Certification
10 5 (0.45%) CCNP
11 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.27%) CCIE
12 3 (0.27%) CCNA
12 3 (0.27%) IBM Certification
12 3 (0.27%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.27%) MCSA
12 3 (0.27%) RHCE
12 3 (0.27%) RHCSA
12 3 (0.27%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.70%) SLA
2 27 (2.43%) QA
3 18 (1.62%) PCI DSS
4 17 (1.53%) SEPA
5 14 (1.26%) HL7
6 10 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.54%) FATCA
7 6 (0.54%) PA-DSS
7 6 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.27%) ISO20022
10 2 (0.18%) COBIT
10 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.18%) MiFID
10 2 (0.18%) TARGET2
11 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.090%) ISO15022
11 1 (0.090%) SDET
System Software
1 77 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (3.52%) Xen
3 38 (3.43%) Docker
4 24 (2.16%) Active Directory
5 15 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (1.17%) Hyper-V
7 12 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
8 11 (0.99%) NFS
8 11 (0.99%) SRDF
9 10 (0.90%) KVM
9 10 (0.90%) vSphere
10 9 (0.81%) Oracle Clusterware
10 9 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 5 (0.45%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.36%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 4 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.090%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 129 (11.63%) Puppet
2 77 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
3 72 (6.49%) Ansible
4 26 (2.34%) Tivoli
5 24 (2.16%) Terraform
6 17 (1.53%) Oracle Identity Management
6 17 (1.53%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 15 (1.35%) Control-M
8 13 (1.17%) Consul
9 12 (1.08%) QRadar
10 11 (0.99%) Salt
11 10 (0.90%) Pingdom
11 10 (0.90%) ZABBIX
12 9 (0.81%) logstash
12 9 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 8 (0.72%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 8 (0.72%) Forum Sentry
13 8 (0.72%) Nagios
13 8 (0.72%) SCCM
14 7 (0.63%) Mesos
Vendors
1 488 (44.00%) IBM
2 385 (34.72%) Oracle
3 145 (13.07%) Microsoft
4 124 (11.18%) Red Hat
5 83 (7.48%) VMware
6 55 (4.96%) ATG
7 44 (3.97%) hybris
8 35 (3.16%) HP
9 34 (3.07%) Google
10 32 (2.89%) Sybase
11 29 (2.61%) TIBCO
12 28 (2.52%) Informatica
13 26 (2.34%) Axway
13 26 (2.34%) Cisco
14 25 (2.25%) Splunk
15 24 (2.16%) AppDynamics
15 24 (2.16%) Siebel
15 24 (2.16%) Sun
16 23 (2.07%) MuleSoft
17 21 (1.89%) Atlassian
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