The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 152 107 104
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -3
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 793 938 1057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.45% 1.83% 1.82%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.25% 10.77% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 536 531
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £414
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -14.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £27.60 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £36.60 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £45.25
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -27.07%
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9614 8709 9878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.60% 17.03% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5675 4973 5591
Average daily rate £375 £374 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 435 450
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.60 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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 -30 711 £425 -5.55% 140
London -41 304 £450 -10.00% 63
South East -22 154 £425 - 14
City of London +3 82 £400 -21.95% 20
Buckinghamshire +17 52 £425 - 1
Yorkshire +32 51 £425 +3.03% 13
West Midlands +17 51 £400 +3.22% 8
East Midlands -13 45 £375 -16.66% 9
Milton Keynes +13 43 £400 -5.88% 1
East of England -18 42 £279 -16.32% 7
Scotland -55 42 £366 -8.43% 8
Berkshire -22 40 £425 -1.16% 3
West Yorkshire +32 36 £425 +19.71% 10
Hampshire -22 31 £425 +25.92% 3
Nottinghamshire +16 22 £375 -3.84% 5
Nottingham +14 21 £343 -12.17% 4
South West -24 20 £300 -17.24% 9
Edinburgh -48 20 £350 -12.50% 1
Essex +14 19 £238 -56.81%
Halifax +13 19 £425 - 4
Warwickshire +15 18 £455 +12.00% 1
North West -45 18 £425 +13.33% 12
Wales - 18 £450 - 2
Glasgow -8 17 £366 +8.51% 5
Coventry -7 15 £370 +3.85% 2
South Wales - 14 £450 - 2
Surrey +3 13 £450 +50.00% 4
Reading +1 10 £538 +13.15% 1
Manchester -11 10 £363 -17.14% 5
Hertfordshire -14 10 £525 +110.00% 4

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 (46.94%) IBM
2 528 (36.34%) Java
3 524 (36.06%) Oracle
4 457 (31.45%) Linux
5 415 (28.56%) Finance
6 408 (28.08%) UNIX
7 350 (24.09%) SQL
8 319 (21.95%) WebSphere MQ
9 300 (20.65%) WebSphere Application Server
10 292 (20.10%) J2EE
11 259 (17.83%) XML
12 251 (17.27%) Windows
13 225 (15.49%) Web Services
14 219 (15.07%) WebLogic
15 218 (15.00%) Banking
16 212 (14.59%) E-Commerce
17 210 (14.45%) Middleware
18 202 (13.90%) Retail
19 198 (13.63%) SOA
20 195 (13.42%) JavaScript
21 191 (13.15%) DB2
22 189 (13.01%) WebSphere Message Broker
23 164 (11.29%) AIX
24 163 (11.22%) SQL Server
25 162 (11.15%) HTML
26 145 (9.98%) Spring
27 137 (9.43%) Tomcat
28 131 (9.02%) JBoss
29 127 (8.74%) ITIL
30 125 (8.60%) Agile Software Development

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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
1 300 (20.65%) WebSphere Application Server
2 219 (15.07%) WebLogic
3 137 (9.43%) Tomcat
4 111 (7.64%) Apache
5 86 (5.92%) MQSeries
6 82 (5.64%) IIS
7 71 (4.89%) BizTalk Server
8 50 (3.44%) IBM HTTP Server
9 45 (3.10%) WebSphere Portal
10 37 (2.55%) CICS
11 33 (2.27%) Oracle Workflow
12 32 (2.20%) FileNet
13 30 (2.06%) WebSphere Process Server
13 30 (2.06%) SharePoint
14 29 (2.00%) CMS
15 26 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 22 (1.51%) Jetty
17 19 (1.31%) GlassFish
18 18 (1.24%) nginx
19 17 (1.17%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 25 (1.72%) MS Office
2 23 (1.58%) MS Excel
3 13 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.76%) MS Project
5 7 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.21%) SPSS
7 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (0.96%) Workday HCM
3 13 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
3 13 (0.89%) Maximo
4 12 (0.83%) Tridion
4 12 (0.83%) SAP HR
5 10 (0.69%) JDE OneWorld
6 9 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (0.55%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 4 (0.28%) RMDS
8 4 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.21%) Magento
10 2 (0.14%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 57 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
2 43 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.55%) Google App Engine
4 8 (0.55%) SaaS
5 7 (0.48%) Route 53
5 7 (0.48%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.21%) PaaS
7 2 (0.14%) IaaS
7 2 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 118 (8.12%) HTTP
2 80 (5.51%) Firewall
3 75 (5.16%) SSL
4 59 (4.06%) DNS
5 57 (3.92%) LDAP
6 56 (3.85%) SAN
7 55 (3.79%) Internet
8 53 (3.65%) TCP/IP
9 44 (3.03%) FTP
10 25 (1.72%) WAN
11 21 (1.45%) VPN
12 20 (1.38%) DHCP
13 19 (1.31%) HTTPS
13 19 (1.31%) IPsec
13 19 (1.31%) NAS
14 16 (1.10%) LAN
15 13 (0.89%) SSH
16 12 (0.83%) ATM
17 10 (0.69%) SMTP
17 10 (0.69%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (13.15%) DB2
2 163 (11.22%) SQL Server
3 111 (7.64%) Relational Database
4 94 (6.47%) Oracle Database
5 50 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
6 46 (3.17%) RDBMS
6 46 (3.17%) MySQL
7 32 (2.20%) Oracle Exadata
8 22 (1.51%) Big Data
9 18 (1.24%) DbVisualizer
9 18 (1.24%) DTS
10 16 (1.10%) Hadoop
11 15 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (0.96%) ObjectStore
13 13 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
14 11 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (0.48%) DataStage
15 7 (0.48%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 62 (4.27%) Eclipse
2 59 (4.06%) JUnit
3 55 (3.79%) Ant
3 55 (3.79%) Subversion
3 55 (3.79%) Maven
4 53 (3.65%) JIRA
5 48 (3.30%) Jenkins
6 37 (2.55%) ClearCase
7 36 (2.48%) Selenium
8 31 (2.13%) ClearQuest
9 29 (2.00%) Introscope
10 25 (1.72%) Git (software)
11 22 (1.51%) SoapUI
12 20 (1.38%) QuickTest Pro
13 18 (1.24%) CruiseControl
14 17 (1.17%) LoadRunner
14 17 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (1.03%) Gerrit
15 15 (1.03%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
16 14 (0.96%) Log4j
General
1 415 (28.56%) Finance
2 218 (15.00%) Banking
3 202 (13.90%) Retail
4 81 (5.57%) Manufacturing
5 61 (4.20%) Investment Banking
6 46 (3.17%) Financial Institution
7 34 (2.34%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.58%) Front Office
8 23 (1.58%) Marketing
9 15 (1.03%) Back Office
9 15 (1.03%) Automotive
10 12 (0.83%) Legal
11 11 (0.76%) Advertising
12 10 (0.69%) Games
13 9 (0.62%) Publishing
13 9 (0.62%) German Language
14 7 (0.48%) Spanish Language
15 6 (0.41%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.34%) French Language
17 4 (0.28%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 379 (26.08%) Developer
2 213 (14.66%) Architect
3 204 (14.04%) Analyst
4 190 (13.08%) Java Developer
5 126 (8.67%) Administrator
6 94 (6.47%) Consultant
7 86 (5.92%) Project Manager
8 75 (5.16%) WebSphere Developer
9 73 (5.02%) WebSphere Administrator
10 72 (4.96%) Solutions Architect
11 56 (3.85%) Business Analyst
12 41 (2.82%) Senior Developer
12 41 (2.82%) Support Analyst
13 40 (2.75%) Designer
14 38 (2.62%) Integration Architect
15 36 (2.48%) Technical Architect
16 33 (2.27%) Programmer
16 33 (2.27%) Applications Support
17 29 (2.00%) WebSphere Specialist
18 28 (1.93%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (21.95%) WebSphere MQ
2 292 (20.10%) J2EE
3 259 (17.83%) XML
4 225 (15.49%) Web Services
5 210 (14.45%) Middleware
6 189 (13.01%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 162 (11.15%) HTML
8 145 (9.98%) Spring
9 120 (8.26%) XSLT
10 112 (7.71%) JSP
11 111 (7.64%) .NET
12 110 (7.57%) CSS
12 110 (7.57%) SOAP
13 101 (6.95%) JMS
14 88 (6.06%) Ajax
15 82 (5.64%) Struts
16 80 (5.51%) Hibernate
17 68 (4.68%) JDBC
18 65 (4.47%) Java EE
19 53 (3.65%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 81 (5.57%) Mainframe
2 71 (4.89%) DataPower
3 68 (4.68%) Clustering
4 31 (2.13%) AS400
5 30 (2.06%) Management Information System
5 30 (2.06%) Mobile App
6 29 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 28 (1.93%) Derivative
7 28 (1.93%) iSeries
7 28 (1.93%) Open Source
8 26 (1.79%) Replication
9 24 (1.65%) Hedge funds
10 18 (1.24%) N-Tier
10 18 (1.24%) Web 2.0
11 17 (1.17%) SWIFT
12 15 (1.03%) IBM Mainframe
12 15 (1.03%) Credit Derivative
13 13 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (0.83%) PMI
15 10 (0.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 457 (31.45%) Linux
2 408 (28.08%) UNIX
3 251 (17.27%) Windows
4 164 (11.29%) AIX
5 115 (7.91%) Solaris
6 82 (5.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 53 (3.65%) zOS
8 33 (2.27%) SELinux
9 28 (1.93%) Apple iOS
10 19 (1.31%) SUSE
11 17 (1.17%) HPUX
12 15 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
13 11 (0.76%) Android
13 11 (0.76%) CentOS
14 8 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.41%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
17 2 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (14.59%) E-Commerce
2 198 (13.63%) SOA
3 127 (8.74%) ITIL
4 125 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
5 104 (7.16%) Migration
6 103 (7.09%) OO
7 78 (5.37%) Project Management
8 72 (4.96%) Configuration Management
9 71 (4.89%) Scrum
10 68 (4.68%) UML
11 64 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
12 61 (4.20%) Stakeholder Management
13 59 (4.06%) Service Delivery
14 58 (3.99%) Workflow
15 51 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
16 50 (3.44%) Release Management
17 47 (3.23%) ETL
18 45 (3.10%) Software Engineering
18 45 (3.10%) Continuous Improvement
19 44 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 528 (36.34%) Java
2 350 (24.09%) SQL
3 195 (13.42%) JavaScript
4 112 (7.71%) Bash Shell
5 106 (7.30%) Shell Script
6 103 (7.09%) Python
7 89 (6.13%) Perl
8 56 (3.85%) PL/SQL
9 49 (3.37%) C
10 44 (3.03%) Korn
11 42 (2.89%) Ruby
12 31 (2.13%) C#
13 30 (2.06%) PowerShell
14 28 (1.93%) XPath
14 28 (1.93%) C++
15 27 (1.86%) Jython
16 20 (1.38%) VBScript
17 18 (1.24%) RPG
18 16 (1.10%) RPG IV
19 12 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 67 (4.61%) Security Cleared
2 53 (3.65%) SC Cleared
3 49 (3.37%) Degree
4 24 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
5 22 (1.51%) ISEB
6 19 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (1.03%) PMI Certification
8 11 (0.76%) IBM WebSphere Certification
9 9 (0.62%) IBM Certification
10 5 (0.34%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.21%) PMP
12 2 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.14%) RHCE
12 2 (0.14%) CISA
12 2 (0.14%) RHCT
12 2 (0.14%) MCSE
12 2 (0.14%) CCNA
12 2 (0.14%) CISSP
12 2 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.72%) QA
2 26 (1.79%) ISO 9001
3 17 (1.17%) SLA
4 6 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.21%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.14%) JTAG
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.069%) Basel III
8 1 (0.069%) HL7
8 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 82 (5.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (2.82%) Oracle RAC
3 32 (2.20%) Active Directory
4 25 (1.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 21 (1.45%) vCloud
6 15 (1.03%) Oracle RMAN
7 13 (0.89%) SRDF
8 12 (0.83%) XenServer
9 10 (0.69%) vSphere
9 10 (0.69%) NFS
9 10 (0.69%) VMware ESX
9 10 (0.69%) Xen
10 6 (0.41%) XenApp
10 6 (0.41%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.34%) RACF
11 5 (0.34%) OCFS2
12 4 (0.28%) RHEV
13 3 (0.21%) KVM
13 3 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 2 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 99 (6.81%) Tivoli
2 65 (4.47%) Puppet
3 22 (1.51%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 17 (1.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 14 (0.96%) CA Wily
6 9 (0.62%) Vagrant
6 9 (0.62%) BladeLogic
7 7 (0.48%) CA SiteMinder
7 7 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.41%) Control-M
8 6 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.34%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
10 4 (0.28%) CA LISA
10 4 (0.28%) nmon
10 4 (0.28%) Ansible
10 4 (0.28%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.21%) YUM
11 3 (0.21%) Netcool
Vendors
1 682 (46.94%) IBM
2 524 (36.06%) Oracle
3 131 (9.02%) JBoss
4 113 (7.78%) Microsoft
5 111 (7.64%) Red Hat
6 106 (7.30%) VMware
7 99 (6.81%) SAP
8 75 (5.16%) HP
9 52 (3.58%) ATG
10 42 (2.89%) TIBCO
11 39 (2.68%) Citrix
12 38 (2.62%) Sun
13 30 (2.06%) Remedy
14 29 (2.00%) Sybase
15 26 (1.79%) Cognos
16 25 (1.72%) EMC
16 25 (1.72%) Informatica
17 24 (1.65%) webMethods
18 22 (1.51%) hybris
19 18 (1.24%) 29West
England
Aimhire Recruitment
Posted: 23 hours ago
England
Aimhire Recruitment
Posted: 23 hours ago
Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Neg.
Posted: Yesterday
Greenford, Middlesex
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £420 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Wellesbourne, Warwickshire
Mpower Plus UK Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Alexander Mann Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago