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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 202 176 172
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -4
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 676 817 757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.27% 1.41% 1.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.73% 7.84% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 505 434
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 10
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.75 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.65% +29.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.54 £32.87 £29.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £45.00 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-11.65% +29.36%

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
10041 10422 10047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.79% 17.94% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6571 6645 6015
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 322 402
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.75 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +25.71%

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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -24 647 £450 - 89
London +19 294 £475 +5.55% 32
South East -23 120 £463 +2.77% 16
Yorkshire -12 54 £500 +11.11% 7
North West +3 52 £400 -13.18% 13
City of London +30 44 £450 +0.84% 9
South Yorkshire +25 34 £500 +5.26% 3
Sheffield +22 34 £500 +5.26% 2
Berkshire -23 30 £598 +29.18% 5
North East -29 28 £320 -40.46% 1
Manchester -23 27 £400 -15.78% 6
Tyne and Wear -38 27 £320 -39.04% 1
South West +6 26 £500 - 2
Scotland -13 26 £400 -5.88% 3
West Midlands -16 26 £425 +6.25% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -40 26 £323 -41.36% 1
East of England -26 25 £438 +16.66% 10
Hampshire +6 24 £380 -9.52% 3
Buckinghamshire +7 22 £400 +6.66% 4
Milton Keynes 0 20 £400 +8.84% 3
East Midlands -13 18 £420 -2.32% 2
Oxfordshire -12 17 £450 -13.46%
Wiltshire +17 16 £450 -18.25% 1
Swindon +17 16 £450 -18.25%
Surrey +11 14 £475 - 2
Watford -6 14 - - 3
Hertfordshire -9 14 - - 6
Birmingham -3 13 £425 +6.25% 1
Glasgow -2 12 £425 -4.22% 1
West Yorkshire -34 12 £500 +11.11% 4

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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.

1 741 (52.37%) Java
2 620 (43.82%) IBM
3 521 (36.82%) Linux
4 510 (36.04%) Oracle
5 404 (28.55%) WebSphere Application Server
6 392 (27.70%) Unix
7 368 (26.01%) Agile Software Development
8 357 (25.23%) Finance
9 341 (24.10%) SQL
10 338 (23.89%) J2EE
11 318 (22.47%) WebLogic
12 310 (21.91%) Middleware
13 307 (21.70%) WebSphere MQ
14 294 (20.78%) Web Services
15 276 (19.51%) XML
16 243 (17.17%) JBoss
17 240 (16.96%) Tomcat
18 239 (16.89%) Windows
19 215 (15.19%) Banking
20 211 (14.91%) IBM Integration Bus
21 207 (14.63%) Spring
22 201 (14.20%) DB2
23 192 (13.57%) SQL Server
24 190 (13.43%) HTTP
25 189 (13.36%) Apache
26 187 (13.22%) HTML
27 181 (12.79%) AIX
28 164 (11.59%) SSL
29 162 (11.45%) JavaScript
30 157 (11.10%) Microsoft

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
1 404 (28.55%) WebSphere Application Server
2 318 (22.47%) WebLogic
3 243 (17.17%) JBoss
4 240 (16.96%) Tomcat
5 189 (13.36%) Apache
6 105 (7.42%) IIS
7 74 (5.23%) WebLogic Portal
8 72 (5.09%) IBM HTTP Server
9 66 (4.66%) WebSphere Portal
10 52 (3.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 49 (3.46%) MQSeries
12 44 (3.11%) GlassFish
13 42 (2.97%) Jetty
13 42 (2.97%) Tuxedo
14 38 (2.69%) FileNet
15 35 (2.47%) nginx
16 32 (2.26%) Mongrel
17 26 (1.84%) Confluence
18 25 (1.77%) WebSphere Process Server
19 23 (1.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 56 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.34%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.85%) MS Office
3 12 (0.85%) MS Project
4 8 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.14%) SPSS
6 1 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.071%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (1.55%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 22 (1.55%) Oracle BPM
2 18 (1.27%) OpenText MBPM
3 15 (1.06%) Magento
4 8 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.35%) Fredhopper
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 4 (0.28%) Staffware
7 3 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.21%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.21%) Maximo
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
8 2 (0.14%) Exstream
8 2 (0.14%) LatentZero
8 2 (0.14%) SAP MDM
8 2 (0.14%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 110 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (2.97%) Amazon S3
3 31 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
3 31 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
4 24 (1.70%) Amazon SQS
4 24 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
5 15 (1.06%) Google App Engine
5 15 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (0.92%) PaaS
7 12 (0.85%) SaaS
8 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (0.71%) GitHub
10 7 (0.49%) IaaS
10 7 (0.49%) Route 53
11 6 (0.42%) Office 365
12 4 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.28%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 3 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 190 (13.43%) HTTP
2 164 (11.59%) SSL
3 88 (6.22%) TCP/IP
4 79 (5.58%) DNS
5 67 (4.73%) FTP
6 65 (4.59%) LDAP
7 49 (3.46%) Firewall
8 35 (2.47%) DHCP
9 34 (2.40%) Internet
10 32 (2.26%) LAN
10 32 (2.26%) SAN
10 32 (2.26%) WAN
11 31 (2.19%) IPsec
12 21 (1.48%) NAS
13 19 (1.34%) HTTPS
14 16 (1.13%) FCoE
14 16 (1.13%) Fibre Channel
14 16 (1.13%) iSCSI
14 16 (1.13%) Multicast
14 16 (1.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (14.20%) DB2
2 192 (13.57%) SQL Server
3 76 (5.37%) Relational Database
4 71 (5.02%) Oracle Database
5 64 (4.52%) MySQL
6 31 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
7 29 (2.05%) Hadoop
8 25 (1.77%) MongoDB
9 22 (1.55%) RDBMS
10 17 (1.20%) HBase
11 16 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (0.99%) NoSQL
12 14 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (0.92%) Big Data
13 13 (0.92%) ObjectStore
14 10 (0.71%) Redis
15 9 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
16 8 (0.57%) DbVisualizer
16 8 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 6 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 133 (9.40%) Jenkins
2 125 (8.83%) JUnit
3 110 (7.77%) Git (software)
4 91 (6.43%) JIRA
5 72 (5.09%) Eclipse
5 72 (5.09%) Maven
5 72 (5.09%) Subversion
6 50 (3.53%) Cucumber
7 41 (2.90%) Selenium
8 40 (2.83%) Ant
9 33 (2.33%) Log4j
10 32 (2.26%) Introscope
10 32 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 31 (2.19%) Eclipse RCP
12 30 (2.12%) Mockito
12 30 (2.12%) Travis CI
13 23 (1.63%) SoapUI
14 14 (0.99%) TeamCity
15 13 (0.92%) Vagrant
16 12 (0.85%) Hudson
General
1 357 (25.23%) Finance
2 215 (15.19%) Banking
3 125 (8.83%) Retail
4 40 (2.83%) Back Office
5 35 (2.47%) Investment Banking
6 28 (1.98%) Financial Institution
6 28 (1.98%) Front Office
7 19 (1.34%) Publishing
8 12 (0.85%) Telecoms
9 11 (0.78%) Marketing
10 7 (0.49%) Spanish Language
11 6 (0.42%) Automotive
11 6 (0.42%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.35%) French Language
12 5 (0.35%) Law
12 5 (0.35%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.28%) Advertising
14 3 (0.21%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.14%) German Language
15 2 (0.14%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 462 (32.65%) Developer
2 266 (18.80%) Java Developer
3 156 (11.02%) Administrator
4 137 (9.68%) Architect
5 113 (7.99%) Consultant
6 107 (7.56%) Analyst
7 87 (6.15%) WebSphere Administrator
8 78 (5.51%) WebSphere Developer
9 71 (5.02%) DevOps Engineer
10 62 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
11 55 (3.89%) WebSphere Specialist
12 47 (3.32%) Senior Developer
13 38 (2.69%) J2EE Developer
13 38 (2.69%) Project Manager
14 36 (2.54%) Senior Java Developer
15 35 (2.47%) Middleware Developer
16 34 (2.40%) Agile Developer
17 32 (2.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
18 31 (2.19%) WebSphere Consultant
18 31 (2.19%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (23.89%) J2EE
2 310 (21.91%) Middleware
3 307 (21.70%) WebSphere MQ
4 294 (20.78%) Web Services
5 276 (19.51%) XML
6 211 (14.91%) IBM Integration Bus
7 207 (14.63%) Spring
8 187 (13.22%) HTML
9 147 (10.39%) SOAP
10 129 (9.12%) REST
11 123 (8.69%) CSS
12 114 (8.06%) JSP
13 111 (7.84%) Hibernate
14 110 (7.77%) JMS
15 106 (7.49%) XSLT
16 105 (7.42%) EJB
17 98 (6.93%) JSON
18 94 (6.64%) Java EE
19 87 (6.15%) Servlets
20 65 (4.59%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 124 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (7.42%) DataPower
3 65 (4.59%) Clustering
4 43 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
5 32 (2.26%) Mainframe
6 31 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 30 (2.12%) iSeries
8 24 (1.70%) Computer Science
9 23 (1.63%) User Experience
10 16 (1.13%) Data Centre
11 14 (0.99%) Fixed Income
11 14 (0.99%) Private Cloud
12 13 (0.92%) Hedge funds
13 12 (0.85%) Management Information System
13 12 (0.85%) SWIFT
14 11 (0.78%) IVR
15 10 (0.71%) Virtual Team
16 9 (0.64%) Equities
17 8 (0.57%) Public Cloud
17 8 (0.57%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 521 (36.82%) Linux
2 392 (27.70%) Unix
3 239 (16.89%) Windows
4 181 (12.79%) AIX
5 114 (8.06%) Solaris
6 97 (6.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 49 (3.46%) Windows Server
8 38 (2.69%) zOS
9 26 (1.84%) OS/390
10 24 (1.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 20 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (0.78%) HPUX
15 10 (0.71%) SUSE
16 9 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
17 8 (0.57%) CentOS
18 5 (0.35%) Mac OS
19 3 (0.21%) OS/2
19 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (26.01%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (10.81%) E-Commerce
3 140 (9.89%) DevOps
4 126 (8.90%) ITIL
5 125 (8.83%) TDD
6 104 (7.35%) SOA
7 100 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
8 93 (6.57%) OO
9 89 (6.29%) Configuration Management
10 85 (6.01%) Scrum
11 83 (5.87%) Web Development
12 65 (4.59%) Migration
13 63 (4.45%) Performance Tuning
14 61 (4.31%) Change Management
15 56 (3.96%) Load Balancing
15 56 (3.96%) Open Source
15 56 (3.96%) Waterfall
16 52 (3.67%) Software Engineering
17 51 (3.60%) Continuous Delivery
18 49 (3.46%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 741 (52.37%) Java
2 341 (24.10%) SQL
3 162 (11.45%) JavaScript
4 149 (10.53%) Python
5 144 (10.18%) Perl
6 134 (9.47%) Shell Script
7 71 (5.02%) Jython
8 70 (4.95%) Ruby
9 51 (3.60%) Bash Shell
10 44 (3.11%) C
11 41 (2.90%) C++
12 37 (2.61%) Korn
12 37 (2.61%) PL/SQL
13 25 (1.77%) C#
14 23 (1.63%) XPath
15 22 (1.55%) PowerShell
16 18 (1.27%) PHP
17 13 (0.92%) Go
18 11 (0.78%) VBScript
19 9 (0.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 114 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 67 (4.73%) Degree
2 67 (4.73%) SC Cleared
3 32 (2.26%) DV Cleared
4 19 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
4 19 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
5 16 (1.13%) Sun Certification
6 13 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (0.71%) CCNA
8 8 (0.57%) CCNP
8 8 (0.57%) ISEB
8 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.49%) CISSP
10 6 (0.42%) MCSA
11 4 (0.28%) IBM Certification
12 3 (0.21%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.21%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.21%) MBA
12 3 (0.21%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.12%) QA
2 14 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.71%) SEPA
4 6 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.35%) FATCA
5 5 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.35%) SLA
6 3 (0.21%) ISO15022
6 3 (0.21%) ISO20022
7 2 (0.14%) COBIT
7 2 (0.14%) HL7
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (0.14%) SDET
7 2 (0.14%) TARGET2
8 1 (0.071%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 60 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (4.03%) Active Directory
3 42 (2.97%) Docker
4 34 (2.40%) Xen
5 27 (1.91%) Oracle RAC
6 22 (1.55%) Hyper-V
7 18 (1.27%) KVM
8 16 (1.13%) NFS
8 16 (1.13%) SRDF
9 9 (0.64%) vSphere
10 8 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 8 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.42%) PowerHA
11 6 (0.42%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 6 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.35%) Oracle Clusterware
12 5 (0.35%) RACF
12 5 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 4 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 135 (9.54%) Puppet
2 93 (6.57%) Opscode Chef
3 60 (4.24%) Ansible
4 32 (2.26%) Tivoli
5 23 (1.63%) Terraform
6 22 (1.55%) CA Wily
7 21 (1.48%) Control-M
8 19 (1.34%) Oracle Identity Management
9 15 (1.06%) SCCM
10 13 (0.92%) QRadar
11 11 (0.78%) Packer
12 10 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (0.71%) Nagios
12 10 (0.71%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 10 (0.71%) SCOM
13 8 (0.57%) Consul
14 7 (0.49%) BladeLogic
14 7 (0.49%) NetBackup
14 7 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 7 (0.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 620 (43.82%) IBM
2 510 (36.04%) Oracle
3 157 (11.10%) Microsoft
4 96 (6.78%) Red Hat
5 83 (5.87%) VMware
6 58 (4.10%) Sybase
7 55 (3.89%) ATG
7 55 (3.89%) Sun
8 47 (3.32%) hybris
9 46 (3.25%) SAP
10 42 (2.97%) TIBCO
11 39 (2.76%) Cisco
12 35 (2.47%) Axway
12 35 (2.47%) HP
13 29 (2.05%) AppDynamics
13 29 (2.05%) Misys
14 25 (1.77%) Google
14 25 (1.77%) Splunk
15 24 (1.70%) webMethods
16 23 (1.63%) Informatica
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