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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere
UK
Rank 222 213 179
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -34
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 484 588 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.16% 1.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.42% 6.82% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 321 352
Median daily rate £435 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.05% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £39.00

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
7543 8617 8883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.13% 16.96% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4839 5484 5570
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 232 316
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +3 459 £450 - 73
London +23 181 £500 - 31
South East 0 98 £500 +17.64% 14
Hampshire +35 54 £435 -3.33% 4
North West +8 49 £375 -7.97% 7
North East +9 48 £335 -19.56% 1
Tyne and Wear -8 44 £335 -19.56%
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 43 £335 -19.56%
City of London 0 27 £463 -2.63% 9
South West -9 25 £460 +10.84% 5
Oxfordshire +12 23 £550 +5.76%
Oxford +15 18 £600 +15.38%
Yorkshire +6 18 £458 -3.17% 6
West Yorkshire +27 17 £458 +22.00% 4
West Midlands +13 17 £450 - 3
Winchester - 17 £435 - 1
Leeds +12 16 £425 +21.42% 4
East of England -2 16 £375 -25.92% 3
Manchester -3 14 £388 +3.33% 4
Lancashire +15 13 £335 -4.28% 1
Scotland -18 12 £425 +7.59% 1
Blackpool +14 11 £335 -4.28%
Berkshire +11 11 £500 +38.88% 4
South Wales +21 10 £183 -47.85%
Wales +9 10 £183 -49.65%
Cardiff +22 9 £185 -47.14%
Cheshire +3 8 £375 -11.76% 1
Merseyside - 8 £400 - 1
Devon +9 7 £475 +18.75% 2
Hertfordshire 0 7 £455 -27.20% 1

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 591 (51.93%) Java
2 497 (43.67%) Linux
3 478 (42.00%) IBM
4 404 (35.50%) Oracle
5 371 (32.60%) Agile Software Development
6 341 (29.96%) Unix
7 324 (28.47%) WebSphere Application Server
8 288 (25.31%) SQL
9 258 (22.67%) Finance
10 257 (22.58%) J2EE
11 234 (20.56%) WebSphere MQ
12 233 (20.47%) XML
13 227 (19.95%) JBoss
14 218 (19.16%) Web Services
15 205 (18.01%) Windows
16 203 (17.84%) Tomcat
17 200 (17.57%) Middleware
18 199 (17.49%) WebLogic
19 188 (16.52%) Spring
20 187 (16.43%) DevOps
21 176 (15.47%) AIX
22 174 (15.29%) E-Commerce
23 172 (15.11%) Jenkins
24 171 (15.03%) Banking
25 162 (14.24%) JavaScript
26 158 (13.88%) SOAP
27 156 (13.71%) IBM Integration Bus
28 154 (13.53%) HTML
29 137 (12.04%) SQL Server
30 136 (11.95%) Analytical Skills

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
1 324 (28.47%) WebSphere Application Server
2 227 (19.95%) JBoss
3 203 (17.84%) Tomcat
4 199 (17.49%) WebLogic
5 124 (10.90%) Apache
6 82 (7.21%) IIS
7 49 (4.31%) Confluence
8 43 (3.78%) IBM HTTP Server
9 36 (3.16%) WebSphere Process Server
10 35 (3.08%) GlassFish
10 35 (3.08%) MQSeries
10 35 (3.08%) WebLogic Portal
11 33 (2.90%) Jetty
12 32 (2.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 28 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
13 28 (2.46%) WebSphere Portal
14 25 (2.20%) Commerce Server
15 24 (2.11%) FileNet
15 24 (2.11%) nginx
16 22 (1.93%) CMS
Applications
1 66 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 45 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.62%) MS Project
5 2 (0.18%) MS Office
6 1 (0.088%) CPLEX
6 1 (0.088%) SPSS
6 1 (0.088%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 30 (2.64%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 17 (1.49%) Oracle BPM
3 14 (1.23%) Maximo
4 11 (0.97%) Magento
5 8 (0.70%) Fredhopper
6 6 (0.53%) OpenText MBPM
7 4 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.35%) Staffware
8 3 (0.26%) Exstream
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.26%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 2 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.18%) SAP MDM
9 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.18%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.088%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.088%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 87 (7.64%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (5.54%) PaaS
3 50 (4.39%) IaaS
4 47 (4.13%) SaaS
5 31 (2.72%) GitHub
6 24 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
7 20 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
8 19 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
8 19 (1.67%) Amazon S3
9 17 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
11 14 (1.23%) Google App Engine
11 14 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
12 13 (1.14%) IBM Cloud
13 10 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.62%) SoftLayer
15 6 (0.53%) Bluemix
16 5 (0.44%) Route 53
17 2 (0.18%) Google Analytics
17 2 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 122 (10.72%) HTTP
2 109 (9.58%) SSL
3 73 (6.41%) TCP/IP
4 58 (5.10%) DNS
4 58 (5.10%) LDAP
5 46 (4.04%) Firewall
6 33 (2.90%) FTP
7 29 (2.55%) SAN
8 28 (2.46%) HTTPS
8 28 (2.46%) Internet
9 22 (1.93%) LAN
9 22 (1.93%) WAN
10 20 (1.76%) DHCP
11 18 (1.58%) IPsec
12 15 (1.32%) NAS
12 15 (1.32%) Network Security
13 14 (1.23%) Multicast
14 11 (0.97%) FCoE
14 11 (0.97%) Fibre Channel
14 11 (0.97%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 113 (9.93%) DB2
3 84 (7.38%) Oracle Database
4 63 (5.54%) Relational Database
5 54 (4.75%) MySQL
6 24 (2.11%) NoSQL
6 24 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (2.02%) MongoDB
8 21 (1.85%) Hadoop
9 19 (1.67%) RDBMS
10 16 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (1.14%) Big Data
12 12 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
13 11 (0.97%) Redis
14 10 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 10 (0.88%) HBase
14 10 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
16 7 (0.62%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 172 (15.11%) Jenkins
2 124 (10.90%) Git (software)
3 113 (9.93%) JUnit
4 106 (9.31%) JIRA
5 95 (8.35%) Maven
6 74 (6.50%) Eclipse
7 65 (5.71%) Ant
8 61 (5.36%) Subversion
9 52 (4.57%) Mockito
10 46 (4.04%) Cucumber
11 31 (2.72%) Selenium
12 25 (2.20%) Log4j
13 23 (2.02%) TeamCity
14 18 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 18 (1.58%) SoapUI
14 18 (1.58%) Travis CI
14 18 (1.58%) Vagrant
15 16 (1.41%) Bitbucket
15 16 (1.41%) Eclipse RCP
15 16 (1.41%) Spock
General
1 258 (22.67%) Finance
2 171 (15.03%) Banking
3 103 (9.05%) Retail
4 26 (2.28%) Publishing
5 19 (1.67%) Back Office
6 17 (1.49%) Financial Institution
7 15 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.14%) Law
8 13 (1.14%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.05%) Front Office
10 11 (0.97%) Billing
11 10 (0.88%) Marketing
12 7 (0.62%) International Banking
12 7 (0.62%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.62%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.44%) Automotive
14 4 (0.35%) Advertising
14 4 (0.35%) French Language
14 4 (0.35%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 359 (31.55%) Developer
2 214 (18.80%) Java Developer
3 112 (9.84%) Analyst
4 110 (9.67%) Architect
5 80 (7.03%) Administrator
6 76 (6.68%) DevOps Engineer
7 72 (6.33%) Consultant
8 62 (5.45%) WebSphere Developer
9 50 (4.39%) Senior Developer
9 50 (4.39%) WebSphere Specialist
10 43 (3.78%) WebSphere Administrator
11 42 (3.69%) Support Analyst
12 39 (3.43%) Senior Java Developer
13 34 (2.99%) Java Engineer
14 33 (2.90%) Project Manager
14 33 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
15 29 (2.55%) Applications Support
15 29 (2.55%) Infrastructure Architect
15 29 (2.55%) Software Engineer
16 25 (2.20%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (22.58%) J2EE
2 234 (20.56%) WebSphere MQ
3 233 (20.47%) XML
4 218 (19.16%) Web Services
5 200 (17.57%) Middleware
6 188 (16.52%) Spring
7 158 (13.88%) SOAP
8 156 (13.71%) IBM Integration Bus
9 154 (13.53%) HTML
10 120 (10.54%) REST
11 117 (10.28%) JSP
12 105 (9.23%) CSS
13 104 (9.14%) JMS
14 101 (8.88%) JSON
15 83 (7.29%) Servlets
16 79 (6.94%) Java EE
17 77 (6.77%) XSLT
18 75 (6.59%) EJB
19 58 (5.10%) Hibernate
20 52 (4.57%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 136 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (5.01%) DataPower
3 38 (3.34%) Enterprise Software
4 37 (3.25%) Clustering
5 31 (2.72%) iSeries
6 25 (2.20%) Computer Science
7 20 (1.76%) Tandem
8 19 (1.67%) User Experience
9 18 (1.58%) Private Cloud
10 15 (1.32%) Data Centre
10 15 (1.32%) Mainframe
10 15 (1.32%) Management Information System
11 11 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (0.88%) Fixed Income
12 10 (0.88%) Mathematics
13 9 (0.79%) iPad
14 8 (0.70%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.70%) Public Cloud
15 7 (0.62%) Online Banking
15 7 (0.62%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 497 (43.67%) Linux
2 341 (29.96%) Unix
3 205 (18.01%) Windows
4 176 (15.47%) AIX
5 109 (9.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 85 (7.47%) Solaris
7 49 (4.31%) Windows XP
8 48 (4.22%) Windows 2000
9 42 (3.69%) Windows Server
10 16 (1.41%) zOS
11 15 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
12 13 (1.14%) CentOS
13 12 (1.05%) OS/390
13 12 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (0.97%) HPUX
14 11 (0.97%) Ubuntu
15 10 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 9 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (0.62%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (32.60%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (16.43%) DevOps
3 174 (15.29%) E-Commerce
4 130 (11.42%) ITIL
5 127 (11.16%) TDD
6 108 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
6 108 (9.49%) Scrum
7 100 (8.79%) Open Source
8 96 (8.44%) Configuration Management
9 82 (7.21%) Unit Testing
10 79 (6.94%) Service Management
11 76 (6.68%) Change Management
11 76 (6.68%) OO
12 62 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
12 62 (5.45%) SOA
13 59 (5.18%) Migration
13 59 (5.18%) Release Management
14 56 (4.92%) MVC
14 56 (4.92%) Web Development
15 52 (4.57%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 591 (51.93%) Java
2 288 (25.31%) SQL
3 162 (14.24%) JavaScript
4 131 (11.51%) Shell Script
5 103 (9.05%) Perl
6 87 (7.64%) Python
7 55 (4.83%) Bash Shell
8 45 (3.95%) Jython
9 40 (3.51%) Ruby
10 35 (3.08%) Korn
11 33 (2.90%) PL/SQL
12 30 (2.64%) PowerShell
13 28 (2.46%) C
13 28 (2.46%) XPath
14 17 (1.49%) Go
15 13 (1.14%) C++
16 11 (0.97%) PHP
17 10 (0.88%) C#
18 8 (0.70%) VB
19 7 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 103 (9.05%) Security Cleared
2 62 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 44 (3.87%) Degree
4 23 (2.02%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.05%) ISEB
6 10 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (0.70%) Sun Certification
8 7 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.44%) CISSP
10 4 (0.35%) CCNP
10 4 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.26%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.26%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.26%) MCSA
11 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.18%) CCNA
12 2 (0.18%) CISA
12 2 (0.18%) CISM
12 2 (0.18%) CRISC
13 1 (0.088%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.43%) SLA
2 27 (2.37%) QA
3 17 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.32%) SEPA
5 8 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.62%) HL7
6 7 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.53%) FATCA
7 6 (0.53%) PA-DSS
8 5 (0.44%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.18%) COBIT
10 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.18%) SDET
10 2 (0.18%) TARGET2
11 1 (0.088%) ISO15022
11 1 (0.088%) ISO20022
System Software
1 63 (5.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (4.22%) Docker
3 34 (2.99%) Active Directory
4 27 (2.37%) Xen
5 16 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
5 16 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (1.32%) Hyper-V
7 12 (1.05%) KVM
8 11 (0.97%) NFS
8 11 (0.97%) SRDF
8 11 (0.97%) vSphere
9 10 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.79%) Oracle Clusterware
11 7 (0.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.35%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.35%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 4 (0.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 4 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.088%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 118 (10.37%) Puppet
2 81 (7.12%) Opscode Chef
3 76 (6.68%) Ansible
4 28 (2.46%) Terraform
5 27 (2.37%) Tivoli
6 21 (1.85%) Control-M
7 19 (1.67%) Oracle Identity Management
8 17 (1.49%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 16 (1.41%) Consul
10 11 (0.97%) Packer
10 11 (0.97%) Salt
11 10 (0.88%) Nagios
11 10 (0.88%) QRadar
11 10 (0.88%) ZABBIX
12 9 (0.79%) Pingdom
12 9 (0.79%) SCCM
12 9 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 8 (0.70%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 7 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
14 7 (0.62%) logstash
Vendors
1 478 (42.00%) IBM
2 404 (35.50%) Oracle
3 123 (10.81%) Microsoft
4 107 (9.40%) Red Hat
5 74 (6.50%) VMware
6 45 (3.95%) hybris
7 44 (3.87%) ATG
8 36 (3.16%) Sun
8 36 (3.16%) Sybase
9 33 (2.90%) HP
9 33 (2.90%) Splunk
10 29 (2.55%) Cisco
11 28 (2.46%) AppDynamics
12 27 (2.37%) TIBCO
13 26 (2.28%) Axway
13 26 (2.28%) Informatica
14 24 (2.11%) MuleSoft
15 23 (2.02%) Atlassian
16 22 (1.93%) Siebel
17 18 (1.58%) SAP
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