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 5 August 2015 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 172 149 111
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -38
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 736 803 958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.27% 1.45% 1.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.94% 8.00% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 412 540
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £300 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 3
Average hourly rate £41.00 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.42 £28.50 £27.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £44.00 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -9.09%

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
10600 10040 8909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.33% 18.07% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6770 5906 5074
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 406 422
Average hourly rate £21.15 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.47% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.15 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015. 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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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 -18 665 £450 +5.88% 89
London +8 301 £450 - 39
South East -34 122 £450 +1.40% 17
Berkshire +25 65 £478 +9.14% 8
City of London -24 57 £450 +17.64% 11
Yorkshire -22 53 £424 -0.29% 6
West Yorkshire -14 45 £424 -0.29% 4
North West +6 43 £425 +1.19% 9
East of England +1 41 £309 -11.78% 2
Scotland -1 40 £425 +13.33% 13
Reading +17 32 £475 -17.39% 6
South West +1 27 £470 +56.66% 6
West Midlands -22 27 £419 - 3
Hertfordshire +9 26 - -
Buckinghamshire -22 25 £375 -15.25% 1
East Midlands -27 25 £400 +6.66% 3
Leeds -6 23 £413 -2.94% 1
Manchester +1 20 £425 +17.24% 6
Watford +7 18 - -
Milton Keynes -17 18 £363 -14.70% 1
Glasgow +2 17 £375 +2.38% 2
Halifax -4 17 £425 - 1
Bracknell +10 16 £408 -14.21% 1
Edinburgh -8 15 £425 +17.24% 9
North East -18 15 £550 +69.23% 4
Devon +10 14 £480 +60.00%
Tyne and Wear -15 14 £550 +69.23% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 14 £550 +69.23% 1
Hampshire -20 14 £400 -5.88% 4
Essex -14 12 £284 +19.47%

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

1 688 (45.35%) IBM
2 677 (44.63%) Java
3 469 (30.92%) Linux
4 429 (28.28%) Oracle
5 386 (25.44%) UNIX
6 377 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
7 338 (22.28%) WebSphere Application Server
8 335 (22.08%) Finance
9 333 (21.95%) XML
10 309 (20.37%) WebSphere MQ
11 289 (19.05%) SQL
12 286 (18.85%) J2EE
13 276 (18.19%) Windows
14 266 (17.53%) JavaScript
15 259 (17.07%) AIX
16 240 (15.82%) Web Services
17 237 (15.62%) Middleware
18 233 (15.36%) HTML
19 231 (15.23%) E-Commerce
20 223 (14.70%) DB2
21 214 (14.11%) JBoss
22 205 (13.51%) WebSphere Message Broker
23 196 (12.92%) Retail
24 192 (12.66%) Tomcat
25 189 (12.46%) Solaris
26 184 (12.13%) Spring
27 178 (11.73%) DataPower
28 174 (11.47%) WebLogic
29 167 (11.01%) Banking
30 160 (10.55%) CSS

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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
1 338 (22.28%) WebSphere Application Server
2 214 (14.11%) JBoss
3 192 (12.66%) Tomcat
4 174 (11.47%) WebLogic
5 135 (8.90%) Apache
6 105 (6.92%) IIS
7 62 (4.09%) WebSphere Portal
8 60 (3.96%) MQSeries
9 54 (3.56%) CICS
10 42 (2.77%) WebSphere Process Server
10 42 (2.77%) Jetty
11 36 (2.37%) IBM HTTP Server
11 36 (2.37%) Commerce Server
12 35 (2.31%) nginx
13 33 (2.18%) GlassFish
14 28 (1.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 26 (1.71%) WebLogic Portal
16 23 (1.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 22 (1.45%) FileNet
18 19 (1.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 36 (2.37%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 15 (0.99%) MS Office
4 12 (0.79%) Photoshop
5 11 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.26%) MS Project
7 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.066%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 22 (1.45%) Maximo
2 15 (0.99%) RMDS
3 13 (0.86%) Magento
4 12 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.59%) Tridion
6 8 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
9 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.26%) Staffware
9 4 (0.26%) Fredhopper
9 4 (0.26%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
11 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
12 1 (0.066%) Cordys
12 1 (0.066%) Eikon
12 1 (0.066%) Oracle Payables
12 1 (0.066%) Oracle Receivables
12 1 (0.066%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 54 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
3 30 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
3 30 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
4 29 (1.91%) Google App Engine
5 15 (0.99%) Google Analytics
6 14 (0.92%) PaaS
7 9 (0.59%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
8 8 (0.53%) IBM SmartCloud
9 7 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (0.46%) SaaS
10 5 (0.33%) Google Checkout
11 3 (0.20%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.13%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
12 2 (0.13%) Office 365
13 1 (0.066%) Route 53
13 1 (0.066%) IaaS
13 1 (0.066%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 124 (8.17%) SSL
2 122 (8.04%) HTTP
3 82 (5.41%) TCP/IP
4 61 (4.02%) DNS
5 55 (3.63%) Firewall
6 47 (3.10%) SAN
7 40 (2.64%) FTP
8 39 (2.57%) LDAP
9 36 (2.37%) Internet
10 33 (2.18%) DHCP
11 30 (1.98%) IPsec
12 21 (1.38%) WAN
13 17 (1.12%) LAN
13 17 (1.12%) NAS
14 16 (1.05%) Network Security
15 15 (0.99%) SNMP
16 14 (0.92%) BIG-IP
17 13 (0.86%) SMTP
18 12 (0.79%) VPN
18 12 (0.79%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (14.70%) DB2
2 121 (7.98%) SQL Server
3 108 (7.12%) Relational Database
4 62 (4.09%) Oracle Database
5 36 (2.37%) RDBMS
6 34 (2.24%) Big Data
7 27 (1.78%) MySQL
8 21 (1.38%) Hadoop
9 20 (1.32%) DbVisualizer
9 20 (1.32%) MongoDB
10 18 (1.19%) NoSQL
11 16 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
15 9 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
16 8 (0.53%) HBase
17 6 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
17 6 (0.40%) IBM InfoSphere
17 6 (0.40%) Informix
Development Applications
1 94 (6.20%) Eclipse
2 89 (5.87%) Jenkins
3 87 (5.74%) Ant
4 80 (5.27%) JUnit
5 76 (5.01%) Subversion
6 64 (4.22%) Maven
7 56 (3.69%) Introscope
8 52 (3.43%) Selenium
8 52 (3.43%) Git (software)
9 43 (2.83%) Cucumber
10 39 (2.57%) SoapUI
11 38 (2.50%) JIRA
12 24 (1.58%) LoadRunner
13 21 (1.38%) ClearCase
14 18 (1.19%) JMeter
15 16 (1.05%) HP UFT
16 15 (0.99%) Hudson
17 13 (0.86%) CruiseControl
18 12 (0.79%) ClearQuest
18 12 (0.79%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 335 (22.08%) Finance
2 196 (12.92%) Retail
3 167 (11.01%) Banking
4 50 (3.30%) Marketing
5 34 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 28 (1.85%) Investment Banking
7 26 (1.71%) Retail Banking
8 24 (1.58%) Financial Institution
8 24 (1.58%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.32%) Back Office
10 15 (0.99%) Billing
11 12 (0.79%) Front Office
12 11 (0.73%) Automotive
13 9 (0.59%) Electronics
14 8 (0.53%) Legal
15 4 (0.26%) Publishing
15 4 (0.26%) Law
15 4 (0.26%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.20%) German Language
16 3 (0.20%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 460 (30.32%) Developer
2 232 (15.29%) Architect
2 232 (15.29%) Java Developer
3 147 (9.69%) Analyst
4 128 (8.44%) Administrator
5 115 (7.58%) Consultant
6 97 (6.39%) WebSphere Developer
7 79 (5.21%) WebSphere Administrator
8 76 (5.01%) Solutions Architect
9 68 (4.48%) Senior Developer
10 58 (3.82%) Project Manager
11 53 (3.49%) Infrastructure Architect
12 46 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
13 44 (2.90%) WebSphere Consultant
14 43 (2.83%) Business Analyst
15 37 (2.44%) Integration Architect
15 37 (2.44%) Support Analyst
15 37 (2.44%) Designer
16 32 (2.11%) WebSphere Specialist
16 32 (2.11%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 333 (21.95%) XML
2 309 (20.37%) WebSphere MQ
3 286 (18.85%) J2EE
4 240 (15.82%) Web Services
5 237 (15.62%) Middleware
6 233 (15.36%) HTML
7 205 (13.51%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 184 (12.13%) Spring
9 160 (10.55%) CSS
10 154 (10.15%) SOAP
11 131 (8.64%) JSP
12 110 (7.25%) Ajax
13 108 (7.12%) .NET
14 100 (6.59%) Servlets
15 99 (6.53%) Struts
16 95 (6.26%) REST
17 92 (6.06%) Java EE
18 88 (5.80%) Hibernate
19 83 (5.47%) XSLT
20 80 (5.27%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 178 (11.73%) DataPower
2 133 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (5.14%) Mainframe
4 45 (2.97%) Clustering
5 44 (2.90%) LPAR
6 41 (2.70%) Data Centre
7 36 (2.37%) PKI
8 33 (2.18%) iSeries
9 27 (1.78%) Client/Server
10 26 (1.71%) User Experience
11 24 (1.58%) Web 2.0
12 22 (1.45%) Computer Science
12 22 (1.45%) AS400
13 21 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
14 20 (1.32%) Management Information System
15 17 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 13 (0.86%) Public Cloud
17 11 (0.73%) SWIFT
18 10 (0.66%) W3C
18 10 (0.66%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 469 (30.92%) Linux
2 386 (25.44%) UNIX
3 276 (18.19%) Windows
4 259 (17.07%) AIX
5 189 (12.46%) Solaris
6 74 (4.88%) zOS
7 73 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (0.99%) HPUX
9 14 (0.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 12 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.66%) Apple iOS
13 9 (0.59%) Android
14 8 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.46%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.33%) VMS
16 5 (0.33%) SUSE
17 3 (0.20%) Windows NT
17 3 (0.20%) CentOS
17 3 (0.20%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (15.23%) E-Commerce
3 139 (9.16%) SOA
4 131 (8.64%) TDD
5 130 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
6 114 (7.51%) OO
7 109 (7.19%) Scrum
8 102 (6.72%) Migration
9 95 (6.26%) Configuration Management
10 94 (6.20%) Unit Testing
11 91 (6.00%) ITIL
12 79 (5.21%) Open Source
13 75 (4.94%) SDLC
14 70 (4.61%) DevOps
15 69 (4.55%) UML
16 67 (4.42%) MVC
17 66 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
18 64 (4.22%) Project Management
19 63 (4.15%) Automated Testing
20 62 (4.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 677 (44.63%) Java
2 289 (19.05%) SQL
3 266 (17.53%) JavaScript
4 107 (7.05%) Shell Script
5 94 (6.20%) Perl
6 86 (5.67%) Python
7 60 (3.96%) Jython
8 51 (3.36%) PL/SQL
9 45 (2.97%) Bash Shell
10 40 (2.64%) XPath
11 35 (2.31%) C#
12 24 (1.58%) Korn
13 23 (1.52%) PowerShell
14 18 (1.19%) C
15 17 (1.12%) Ruby
16 15 (0.99%) C++
17 12 (0.79%) Groovy
18 11 (0.73%) VB.NET
19 9 (0.59%) COBOL
20 8 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (5.34%) Degree
2 70 (4.61%) Security Cleared
3 42 (2.77%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.19%) PMI Certification
5 15 (0.99%) DV Cleared
6 14 (0.92%) IBM Certification
7 9 (0.59%) PMP
8 8 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.46%) ISEB
9 7 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (0.33%) CCNP
11 5 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 4 (0.26%) VCAP
12 4 (0.26%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.26%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.23%) QA
2 13 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.33%) SLA
5 3 (0.20%) COBIT
6 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.066%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.066%) BS7799
System Software
1 86 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (3.30%) Active Directory
3 28 (1.85%) Xen
4 25 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.32%) vSphere
6 15 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
7 13 (0.86%) KVM
8 12 (0.79%) vCloud
8 12 (0.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 11 (0.73%) Oracle Clusterware
10 10 (0.66%) NFS
11 8 (0.53%) SRDF
12 4 (0.26%) XenServer
12 4 (0.26%) Shibboleth
12 4 (0.26%) zsh
13 3 (0.20%) GlusterFS
13 3 (0.20%) GFS2
13 3 (0.20%) OCFS2
13 3 (0.20%) Time Sharing Option
13 3 (0.20%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 53 (3.49%) Tivoli
2 46 (3.03%) Puppet
3 41 (2.70%) CA Wily
4 31 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 15 (0.99%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 10 (0.66%) BladeLogic
7 10 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
8 9 (0.59%) Netcool
9 8 (0.53%) CA LISA
10 7 (0.46%) Control-M
11 6 (0.40%) CA Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 5 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 5 (0.33%) XenMobile
12 5 (0.33%) Ansible
12 5 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.26%) OpenAM
13 4 (0.26%) TeamSite
13 4 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 688 (45.35%) IBM
2 429 (28.28%) Oracle
3 142 (9.36%) Microsoft
4 100 (6.59%) VMware
5 75 (4.94%) TIBCO
6 66 (4.35%) hybris
7 65 (4.28%) ATG
8 63 (4.15%) Red Hat
9 55 (3.63%) SAP
9 55 (3.63%) Google
10 53 (3.49%) Adobe
11 45 (2.97%) Sybase
12 40 (2.64%) HP
13 39 (2.57%) CA
14 30 (1.98%) webMethods
15 27 (1.78%) Citrix
15 27 (1.78%) F5
16 26 (1.71%) Cisco
17 25 (1.65%) Sun
18 24 (1.58%) Demandware
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 20 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 20 hours ago
Stirling, Stirlingshire
Resource Solutions - HSBC
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £650 day, 6 months contract likely to extend
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Norfolk
Stott & May
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £600 per day +
Posted: 2 days ago
Tyneside
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £600 - £650 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Tyneside
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £455 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago