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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 187 128 140
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +12
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 680 871 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.17% 1.66% 1.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.41% 9.27% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 466 430
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 6
Average hourly rate £33.00 £46.23 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.61% +31.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £42.47 £24.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.50 £77.25 £110.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 - £29.95

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
10601 9398 9522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.27% 17.96% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6699 5702 5377
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 358 390 468
Average hourly rate £19.19 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 31 October 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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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 -40 595 £425 -10.52% 117
London -66 243 £450 -9.09% 54
West Midlands +29 66 £425 +13.33% 3
South East -81 63 £423 +5.62% 12
Scotland -31 60 £425 +3.65% 6
City of London -43 59 £425 -12.82% 18
North West -15 57 £345 -8.00% 10
Yorkshire +1 42 £425 -1.44% 17
East of England -14 41 £425 -16.25% 4
East Midlands +15 34 £450 -5.26% 8
Edinburgh -28 31 £413 -1.78% 2
Warwickshire +9 26 £425 +54.54%
West Yorkshire -1 24 £425 +9.67% 9
Manchester +4 23 £340 +0.74% 7
South West -10 22 £475 +17.28% 9
Berkshire -19 21 £475 +18.75% 6
Coventry +2 18 £438 +16.66% 1
Glasgow -16 18 £388 +6.89% 2
Leamington Spa - 18 £425 -
Leeds 0 16 £425 +19.29% 6
Hampshire -55 15 £394 -1.56%
Sheffield +8 13 £263 -47.50% 7
South Yorkshire +7 13 £263 -47.50% 7
Northern Ireland -4 13 £388 -3.12%
County Antrim -4 13 £388 -3.12%
Belfast -4 13 £388 -3.12%
Nottinghamshire +17 12 £506 +80.80% 1
Cheshire -12 12 £325 -20.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -19 12 £425 +30.76% 1
Nottingham +12 10 £475 +69.64%

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 736 (49.76%) IBM
2 577 (39.01%) Java
3 529 (35.77%) Oracle
4 475 (32.12%) Linux
5 378 (25.56%) Finance
6 363 (24.54%) SQL
7 353 (23.87%) UNIX
8 342 (23.12%) WebSphere MQ
9 306 (20.69%) XML
10 292 (19.74%) WebSphere Application Server
11 257 (17.38%) J2EE
12 250 (16.90%) Windows
13 246 (16.63%) Middleware
14 239 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
15 233 (15.75%) Banking
16 231 (15.62%) Web Services
17 227 (15.35%) WebLogic
18 205 (13.86%) E-Commerce
19 203 (13.73%) SOA
20 199 (13.46%) WebSphere Message Broker
21 194 (13.12%) JavaScript
22 170 (11.49%) Retail
23 169 (11.43%) DB2
24 168 (11.36%) Spring
25 164 (11.09%) HTML
26 163 (11.02%) HTTP
27 158 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
28 157 (10.62%) AIX
29 153 (10.34%) Tomcat
30 150 (10.14%) JBoss

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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
1 292 (19.74%) WebSphere Application Server
2 227 (15.35%) WebLogic
3 153 (10.34%) Tomcat
4 150 (10.14%) JBoss
5 131 (8.86%) Apache
6 76 (5.14%) IBM HTTP Server
7 74 (5.00%) IIS
8 66 (4.46%) BizTalk Server
9 55 (3.72%) MQSeries
10 48 (3.25%) WebSphere Process Server
11 35 (2.37%) WebSphere Portal
12 34 (2.30%) Oracle Workflow
13 33 (2.23%) FileNet
14 31 (2.10%) GlassFish
15 26 (1.76%) SharePoint
16 25 (1.69%) CICS
17 20 (1.35%) CMS
18 19 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 17 (1.15%) Adobe CQ
20 16 (1.08%) Jetty
Applications
1 36 (2.43%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.83%) MS Office
3 19 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.95%) MS Project
6 5 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.20%) SPSS
8 1 (0.068%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 27 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (0.95%) Workday HCM
3 13 (0.88%) SAP HR
4 10 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.47%) Murex MxG2000
6 6 (0.41%) Maximo
6 6 (0.41%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 5 (0.34%) Misys Midas
7 5 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.34%) VisionPLUS
8 4 (0.27%) ENOVIA
8 4 (0.27%) Magento
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.20%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 3 (0.20%) WebTrends
9 3 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.20%) Staffware
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.14%) JDE OneWorld
10 2 (0.14%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 54 (3.65%) Amazon EC2
2 42 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.61%) Google App Engine
5 8 (0.54%) SaaS
6 4 (0.27%) PaaS
7 2 (0.14%) Route 53
7 2 (0.14%) IaaS
7 2 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.068%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 163 (11.02%) HTTP
2 107 (7.23%) SSL
3 65 (4.39%) Firewall
4 56 (3.79%) Internet
5 55 (3.72%) FTP
6 54 (3.65%) TCP/IP
7 50 (3.38%) DNS
8 48 (3.25%) SAN
9 36 (2.43%) LDAP
10 17 (1.15%) WAN
10 17 (1.15%) HTTPS
10 17 (1.15%) IPsec
11 16 (1.08%) Intranet
12 14 (0.95%) SMTP
12 14 (0.95%) NAS
13 13 (0.88%) DHCP
14 11 (0.74%) LAN
14 11 (0.74%) VPN
14 11 (0.74%) SSH
15 9 (0.61%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (11.43%) DB2
2 135 (9.13%) SQL Server
3 102 (6.90%) Relational Database
4 87 (5.88%) Oracle Database
5 42 (2.84%) Oracle Exadata
6 37 (2.50%) RDBMS
7 32 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
8 29 (1.96%) MySQL
9 17 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
10 16 (1.08%) ObjectStore
10 16 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (0.81%) Big Data
12 11 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (0.68%) DbVisualizer
13 10 (0.68%) Hazelcast
14 7 (0.47%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.41%) SQLPlus
15 6 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 63 (4.26%) Eclipse
2 60 (4.06%) Maven
3 57 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 45 (3.04%) JUnit
5 43 (2.91%) Ant
5 43 (2.91%) Selenium
6 42 (2.84%) JIRA
7 41 (2.77%) Subversion
7 41 (2.77%) ClearCase
8 36 (2.43%) ClearQuest
9 30 (2.03%) Introscope
10 28 (1.89%) Git (software)
11 22 (1.49%) SoapUI
11 22 (1.49%) CruiseControl
12 14 (0.95%) JMeter
13 12 (0.81%) LoadRunner
14 10 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
15 8 (0.54%) Toad
15 8 (0.54%) Hudson
16 7 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 378 (25.56%) Finance
2 233 (15.75%) Banking
3 170 (11.49%) Retail
4 50 (3.38%) Manufacturing
5 45 (3.04%) Investment Banking
6 43 (2.91%) Financial Institution
7 38 (2.57%) Telecoms
8 34 (2.30%) Marketing
9 27 (1.83%) Front Office
10 22 (1.49%) Automotive
11 15 (1.01%) Back Office
12 12 (0.81%) Legal
13 11 (0.74%) Publishing
14 10 (0.68%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.61%) Advertising
16 7 (0.47%) Spanish Language
17 6 (0.41%) Games
18 5 (0.34%) French Language
18 5 (0.34%) German Language
18 5 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 455 (30.76%) Developer
2 228 (15.42%) Java Developer
3 202 (13.66%) Architect
4 199 (13.46%) Analyst
5 108 (7.30%) Administrator
6 101 (6.83%) Consultant
7 97 (6.56%) WebSphere Developer
8 73 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
9 67 (4.53%) Business Analyst
10 60 (4.06%) Project Manager
11 49 (3.31%) WebSphere Administrator
12 46 (3.11%) Senior Developer
13 41 (2.77%) Support Analyst
14 39 (2.64%) Designer
15 36 (2.43%) Technical Architect
16 35 (2.37%) Integration Architect
17 34 (2.30%) WebSphere Consultant
18 33 (2.23%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
19 31 (2.10%) WebSphere Specialist
20 27 (1.83%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 342 (23.12%) WebSphere MQ
2 306 (20.69%) XML
3 257 (17.38%) J2EE
4 246 (16.63%) Middleware
5 231 (15.62%) Web Services
6 199 (13.46%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 168 (11.36%) Spring
8 164 (11.09%) HTML
9 142 (9.60%) JMS
10 136 (9.20%) CSS
11 120 (8.11%) XSLT
12 114 (7.71%) SOAP
13 104 (7.03%) JSP
14 97 (6.56%) .NET
15 92 (6.22%) Java EE
16 86 (5.81%) Ajax
17 84 (5.68%) JDBC
18 83 (5.61%) Struts
19 82 (5.54%) REST
20 78 (5.27%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 158 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (5.95%) Clustering
3 84 (5.68%) Mainframe
4 71 (4.80%) DataPower
5 40 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 37 (2.50%) iSeries
7 36 (2.43%) Derivative
8 35 (2.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 25 (1.69%) AS400
9 25 (1.69%) Hedge funds
10 24 (1.62%) Mobile App
11 19 (1.28%) Computer Science
12 17 (1.15%) Credit Derivative
13 16 (1.08%) SWIFT
13 16 (1.08%) IBM Mainframe
14 14 (0.95%) Open Source
14 14 (0.95%) User Experience
15 13 (0.88%) Replication
15 13 (0.88%) Equities
16 12 (0.81%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 475 (32.12%) Linux
2 353 (23.87%) UNIX
3 250 (16.90%) Windows
4 157 (10.62%) AIX
5 94 (6.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 93 (6.29%) Solaris
7 44 (2.97%) SELinux
8 26 (1.76%) zOS
9 24 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (1.62%) Oracle Linux
10 16 (1.08%) SUSE
10 16 (1.08%) Android
11 15 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.61%) HPUX
14 7 (0.47%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.41%) CentOS
16 5 (0.34%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
18 1 (0.068%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (13.86%) E-Commerce
3 203 (13.73%) SOA
4 134 (9.06%) ITIL
5 133 (8.99%) OO
6 93 (6.29%) Migration
7 79 (5.34%) Scrum
8 78 (5.27%) UML
9 76 (5.14%) TDD
10 74 (5.00%) Software Engineering
11 73 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
12 69 (4.67%) Project Management
13 67 (4.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 67 (4.53%) Unit Testing
14 65 (4.39%) Configuration Management
15 63 (4.26%) TOGAF
15 63 (4.26%) Release Management
16 62 (4.19%) Workflow
17 61 (4.12%) MVC
18 56 (3.79%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 577 (39.01%) Java
2 363 (24.54%) SQL
3 194 (13.12%) JavaScript
4 121 (8.18%) Perl
5 116 (7.84%) Python
5 116 (7.84%) Bash Shell
6 114 (7.71%) Shell Script
7 60 (4.06%) Ruby
8 53 (3.58%) C
9 50 (3.38%) PL/SQL
10 44 (2.97%) Jython
11 41 (2.77%) C#
12 37 (2.50%) PowerShell
13 33 (2.23%) C++
14 32 (2.16%) Korn
15 29 (1.96%) XPath
16 20 (1.35%) RPG
16 20 (1.35%) RPG IV
17 15 (1.01%) VBScript
17 15 (1.01%) PHP
Qualifications
1 64 (4.33%) Security Cleared
2 58 (3.92%) Degree
3 40 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.22%) ISEB
6 13 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (0.88%) PMI Certification
7 11 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (0.54%) IBM WebSphere Certification
9 7 (0.47%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.47%) MCSE
9 7 (0.47%) CCNA
10 6 (0.41%) RHCE
10 6 (0.41%) RHCT
10 6 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (0.41%) MCITP
11 5 (0.34%) IBM Certification
12 4 (0.27%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.20%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.37%) QA
2 26 (1.76%) ISO 9001
3 11 (0.74%) SLA
4 5 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.068%) COBIT
7 1 (0.068%) HL7
7 1 (0.068%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 104 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (3.11%) Oracle RAC
3 24 (1.62%) vCloud
4 22 (1.49%) Active Directory
4 22 (1.49%) Oracle RMAN
5 20 (1.35%) VMware ESX
5 20 (1.35%) XenServer
6 14 (0.95%) NFS
6 14 (0.95%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 11 (0.74%) RACF
7 11 (0.74%) Shibboleth
8 10 (0.68%) Xen
9 8 (0.54%) vSphere
10 6 (0.41%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 6 (0.41%) Firmware
11 5 (0.34%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.34%) XenApp
11 5 (0.34%) SRDF
11 5 (0.34%) OCFS2
11 5 (0.34%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 77 (5.21%) Tivoli
2 66 (4.46%) Puppet
3 12 (0.81%) CA Wily
4 11 (0.74%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 10 (0.68%) CA SiteMinder
5 10 (0.68%) OMEGAMON
5 10 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (0.41%) CA LISA
7 6 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.34%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 4 (0.27%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.27%) BladeLogic
9 4 (0.27%) YUM
9 4 (0.27%) nmon
9 4 (0.27%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.27%) Ansible
10 3 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.20%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.20%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 736 (49.76%) IBM
2 529 (35.77%) Oracle
3 138 (9.33%) Microsoft
4 127 (8.59%) VMware
5 121 (8.18%) Red Hat
6 103 (6.96%) SAP
7 66 (4.46%) HP
8 46 (3.11%) ATG
9 41 (2.77%) Citrix
10 32 (2.16%) Software AG
11 29 (1.96%) Remedy
11 29 (1.96%) TIBCO
11 29 (1.96%) webMethods
12 28 (1.89%) hybris
13 26 (1.76%) BEA
13 26 (1.76%) Sun
14 25 (1.69%) Sybase
15 21 (1.42%) EMC
16 19 (1.28%) LANDesk
17 17 (1.15%) Informatica
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