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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 216 174 170
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -4
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 582 704 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.13% 1.36% 1.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.18% 7.55% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 367 356
Average daily rate £438 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £415 £405
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £39.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +42.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +42.72%

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
9411 9330 8902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.29% 18.02% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6101 5780 5258
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 323 315
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.75 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -49 485 £450 +2.85% 98
London -43 184 £475 -5.00% 30
South East +10 92 £450 +9.75% 27
Scotland 0 56 £398 -6.47% 4
North West -8 53 £425 - 10
South West -3 44 £415 -12.63% 7
Yorkshire -2 38 £413 +3.12% 10
Edinburgh -3 37 £380 +1.33% 1
Buckinghamshire +22 34 £425 +30.76% 6
Manchester -2 28 £404 +4.19% 3
Milton Keynes +12 27 £425 +41.66% 6
Hampshire +3 26 £475 +11.76% 3
City of London -4 25 £475 +5.55% 8
East Midlands -14 24 £385 -3.75% 6
West Yorkshire +4 23 £350 +7.69% 5
Cheshire 0 23 £425 -2.85% 2
North East -6 22 £450 +63.63%
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 22 £450 +13.20%
Tyne and Wear -15 22 £450 +63.63%
Berkshire +5 17 £350 -30.00% 11
Gloucestershire +21 16 £463 +23.33%
East of England -17 15 £450 +5.26% 6
West Midlands -31 14 £450 +28.57% 2
South Yorkshire -5 12 £500 +5.26% 4
Sheffield -5 12 £500 - 4
Glasgow +17 11 £384 +2.33% 1
Farnborough +14 11 £490 +15.29%
Knutsford -2 11 £425 -7.10% 2
Wiltshire -9 11 £525 -2.32% 4
Leicestershire -5 10 - - 3

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 682 (49.96%) Java
2 604 (44.25%) IBM
3 511 (37.44%) Linux
4 392 (28.72%) Oracle
5 349 (25.57%) J2EE
5 349 (25.57%) Agile Software Development
6 348 (25.49%) WebSphere Application Server
7 339 (24.84%) Unix
8 317 (23.22%) Finance
9 276 (20.22%) SQL
10 250 (18.32%) HTTP
11 246 (18.02%) Middleware
12 242 (17.73%) XML
13 239 (17.51%) WebSphere MQ
14 238 (17.44%) AIX
15 233 (17.07%) DB2
16 224 (16.41%) Windows
17 222 (16.26%) Tomcat
18 215 (15.75%) Apache
18 215 (15.75%) Web Services
19 214 (15.68%) WebLogic
20 202 (14.80%) Microsoft
21 201 (14.73%) JavaScript
22 191 (13.99%) SSL
23 180 (13.19%) HTML
24 179 (13.11%) Banking
25 173 (12.67%) E-Commerce
26 170 (12.45%) JBoss
27 167 (12.23%) IBM Integration Bus
28 161 (11.79%) IIS

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 348 (25.49%) WebSphere Application Server
2 222 (16.26%) Tomcat
3 215 (15.75%) Apache
4 214 (15.68%) WebLogic
5 170 (12.45%) JBoss
6 161 (11.79%) IIS
7 106 (7.77%) Jetty
8 97 (7.11%) nginx
9 67 (4.91%) IBM HTTP Server
10 59 (4.32%) WebSphere Portal
11 49 (3.59%) WebSphere Process Server
12 47 (3.44%) MQSeries
13 43 (3.15%) CMS
14 36 (2.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 33 (2.42%) Node.js
16 31 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
17 28 (2.05%) iPlanet
18 23 (1.68%) CICS
18 23 (1.68%) Commerce Server
19 22 (1.61%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 49 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.47%) MS Visio
3 18 (1.32%) MS Office
4 10 (0.73%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 39 (2.86%) Oracle BPM
2 18 (1.32%) Magento
3 9 (0.66%) BusinessWare
3 9 (0.66%) SAP R/3
4 6 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.29%) Fredhopper
5 4 (0.29%) Relativity
6 3 (0.22%) Maximo
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.15%) Documaker
7 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.15%) Primavera
8 1 (0.073%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.073%) Retail-J
8 1 (0.073%) RMDS
8 1 (0.073%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.073%) SAP Retail
8 1 (0.073%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 141 (10.33%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (5.86%) Cloud Computing
3 79 (5.79%) Amazon EC2
4 69 (5.05%) Google App Engine
4 69 (5.05%) Google Cloud Platform
5 36 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (0.88%) Amazon S3
7 10 (0.73%) Amazon SQS
8 9 (0.66%) PaaS
8 9 (0.66%) SaaS
9 7 (0.51%) IaaS
10 6 (0.44%) GitHub
11 4 (0.29%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.15%) Boomi
12 2 (0.15%) IBM SmartCloud
12 2 (0.15%) Route 53
12 2 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.073%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 250 (18.32%) HTTP
2 191 (13.99%) SSL
3 144 (10.55%) TCP/IP
4 118 (8.64%) DNS
5 116 (8.50%) FTP
6 89 (6.52%) IPsec
7 88 (6.45%) DHCP
8 43 (3.15%) Firewall
9 39 (2.86%) Internet
10 32 (2.34%) LDAP
11 25 (1.83%) SNMP
12 23 (1.68%) HTTPS
13 22 (1.61%) SAN
14 21 (1.54%) SMTP
15 12 (0.88%) Network Security
16 9 (0.66%) LAN
16 9 (0.66%) SSH
16 9 (0.66%) WinSCP
17 8 (0.59%) VPN
17 8 (0.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (17.07%) DB2
2 126 (9.23%) SQL Server
3 78 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 62 (4.54%) Oracle Database
5 60 (4.40%) MongoDB
6 50 (3.66%) Big Data
7 39 (2.86%) NoSQL
8 35 (2.56%) Hadoop
8 35 (2.56%) MySQL
9 23 (1.68%) PowerCenter
9 23 (1.68%) RDBMS
10 22 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
11 21 (1.54%) DataStage
12 19 (1.39%) DB2 UDB
13 17 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
13 17 (1.25%) IBM InfoSphere
14 15 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (1.10%) Neo4j
15 13 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
16 12 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 159 (11.65%) Jenkins
2 100 (7.33%) Eclipse
3 69 (5.05%) Maven
4 65 (4.76%) Git (software)
5 61 (4.47%) Subversion
6 53 (3.88%) Selenium
7 50 (3.66%) JUnit
8 41 (3.00%) Ant
9 36 (2.64%) Introscope
10 27 (1.98%) ClearCase
11 26 (1.90%) JIRA
12 25 (1.83%) Cucumber
13 17 (1.25%) ClearQuest
13 17 (1.25%) Hudson
13 17 (1.25%) JMeter
14 16 (1.17%) Log4j
14 16 (1.17%) SoapUI
15 15 (1.10%) JProfiler
16 12 (0.88%) Mockito
16 12 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 317 (23.22%) Finance
2 179 (13.11%) Banking
3 118 (8.64%) Retail
4 33 (2.42%) Telecoms
5 27 (1.98%) Publishing
6 22 (1.61%) Marketing
7 21 (1.54%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.32%) Billing
8 18 (1.32%) Retail Banking
9 16 (1.17%) Investment Banking
9 16 (1.17%) Spanish Language
10 11 (0.81%) Automotive
10 11 (0.81%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.66%) Back Office
11 9 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.51%) Front Office
12 7 (0.51%) Legal
13 6 (0.44%) Electronics
14 4 (0.29%) Advertising
14 4 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 398 (29.16%) Developer
2 226 (16.56%) Architect
3 196 (14.36%) Java Developer
4 129 (9.45%) Consultant
5 110 (8.06%) Analyst
6 100 (7.33%) Solutions Architect
7 85 (6.23%) WebSphere Developer
8 67 (4.91%) Administrator
9 56 (4.10%) WebSphere Administrator
10 55 (4.03%) WebSphere Consultant
11 48 (3.52%) Designer
12 42 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
13 41 (3.00%) Applications Support
13 41 (3.00%) Project Manager
13 41 (3.00%) WebSphere Specialist
14 40 (2.93%) Senior Developer
15 38 (2.78%) WebSphere Architect
16 29 (2.12%) Technical Specialist
17 27 (1.98%) Technical Analyst
17 27 (1.98%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 349 (25.57%) J2EE
2 246 (18.02%) Middleware
3 242 (17.73%) XML
4 239 (17.51%) WebSphere MQ
5 215 (15.75%) Web Services
6 180 (13.19%) HTML
7 167 (12.23%) IBM Integration Bus
8 159 (11.65%) SOAP
9 148 (10.84%) Servlets
10 144 (10.55%) Spring
11 125 (9.16%) .NET
12 105 (7.69%) CSS
13 99 (7.25%) Hibernate
14 96 (7.03%) XSLT
15 95 (6.96%) Struts
16 93 (6.81%) JSP
17 89 (6.52%) REST
18 84 (6.15%) JMS
19 81 (5.93%) Ajax
20 73 (5.35%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 121 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (7.77%) DataPower
3 68 (4.98%) Mainframe
4 59 (4.32%) Clustering
5 42 (3.08%) Data Centre
6 28 (2.05%) Algorithms
7 27 (1.98%) Computer Science
8 25 (1.83%) Management Information System
8 25 (1.83%) PKI
9 21 (1.54%) IBM Mainframe
10 19 (1.39%) AS400
10 19 (1.39%) Client/Server
11 15 (1.10%) User Experience
11 15 (1.10%) Web 2.0
12 12 (0.88%) FMCG
13 11 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (0.81%) Equities
13 11 (0.81%) iPad
13 11 (0.81%) Mobile App
14 10 (0.73%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 511 (37.44%) Linux
2 339 (24.84%) Unix
3 238 (17.44%) AIX
4 224 (16.41%) Windows
5 115 (8.42%) Solaris
6 110 (8.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (3.22%) zOS
8 40 (2.93%) CentOS
9 35 (2.56%) Windows Server
10 16 (1.17%) Mac OS X
10 16 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (1.10%) SUSE
12 12 (0.88%) Windows 7
13 11 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (0.73%) OS/390
15 9 (0.66%) HPUX
16 7 (0.51%) MVS
17 6 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (0.44%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (25.57%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (12.67%) E-Commerce
3 157 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
4 151 (11.06%) Configuration Management
5 130 (9.52%) DevOps
6 117 (8.57%) SOA
7 92 (6.74%) TDD
8 87 (6.37%) Migration
9 82 (6.01%) Scrum
10 80 (5.86%) Unit Testing
11 67 (4.91%) Waterfall
12 65 (4.76%) Automated Testing
13 63 (4.62%) High Availability
14 59 (4.32%) ITIL
15 56 (4.10%) Open Source
16 54 (3.96%) TOGAF
16 54 (3.96%) UML
17 53 (3.88%) Data Modelling
18 51 (3.74%) Project Management
19 50 (3.66%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 682 (49.96%) Java
2 276 (20.22%) SQL
3 201 (14.73%) JavaScript
4 135 (9.89%) Shell Script
5 76 (5.57%) Python
6 71 (5.20%) Perl
7 46 (3.37%) Bash Shell
8 43 (3.15%) C
8 43 (3.15%) Jython
9 36 (2.64%) PL/SQL
10 33 (2.42%) Korn
11 32 (2.34%) C#
12 27 (1.98%) C++
13 23 (1.68%) PowerShell
14 17 (1.25%) COBOL
15 16 (1.17%) Ruby
16 13 (0.95%) VB
17 12 (0.88%) PHP
17 12 (0.88%) XPath
18 10 (0.73%) JCL
Qualifications
1 143 (10.48%) Security Cleared
2 91 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 86 (6.30%) Degree
4 45 (3.30%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (0.88%) CISSP
7 11 (0.81%) CCNA
8 10 (0.73%) BC Cleared
8 10 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (0.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 9 (0.66%) CCSP
9 9 (0.66%) CISM
9 9 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (0.59%) IBM Certification
11 6 (0.44%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.37%) Sun Certification
13 4 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.81%) QA
2 16 (1.17%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.44%) COBIT
4 6 (0.44%) SLA
5 5 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.22%) SDET
7 3 (0.22%) SEPA
8 2 (0.15%) WCAG
9 1 (0.073%) BS7799
9 1 (0.073%) MiFID
9 1 (0.073%) RosettaNet
9 1 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 128 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (5.93%) Xen
3 52 (3.81%) Active Directory
4 25 (1.83%) Docker
5 18 (1.32%) Hyper-V
6 14 (1.03%) vSphere
7 11 (0.81%) vCloud
8 10 (0.73%) ClearTrust
8 10 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (0.59%) Shibboleth
9 8 (0.59%) Time Sharing Option
10 7 (0.51%) NFS
10 7 (0.51%) RACF
11 6 (0.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 5 (0.37%) Oracle Clusterware
12 5 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.29%) Varnish
13 4 (0.29%) XenServer
14 3 (0.22%) FreeRADIUS
14 3 (0.22%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 95 (6.96%) Puppet
2 65 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (2.71%) CA Wily
4 33 (2.42%) Tivoli
5 22 (1.61%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 15 (1.10%) CA Single Sign-On
7 14 (1.03%) Ansible
8 13 (0.95%) QRadar
9 11 (0.81%) Control-M
9 11 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (0.73%) Nagios
11 8 (0.59%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 6 (0.44%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.37%) SCCM
13 5 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 5 (0.37%) vRealize
14 4 (0.29%) OMEGAMON
14 4 (0.29%) SCOM
15 3 (0.22%) Cacti
15 3 (0.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 604 (44.25%) IBM
2 392 (28.72%) Oracle
3 202 (14.80%) Microsoft
4 151 (11.06%) VMware
5 112 (8.21%) Red Hat
6 85 (6.23%) Google
7 64 (4.69%) ATG
8 63 (4.62%) hybris
8 63 (4.62%) SAP
9 52 (3.81%) CA
10 33 (2.42%) HP
11 31 (2.27%) Sun
11 31 (2.27%) Sybase
12 30 (2.20%) Demandware
12 30 (2.20%) Informatica
13 29 (2.12%) TIBCO
14 22 (1.61%) Axway
15 20 (1.47%) BEA
16 18 (1.32%) webMethods
17 16 (1.17%) Cisco
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