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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 179 140 117
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -23
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 658 712 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.17% 1.49% 1.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.84% 8.58% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 364 512
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.07% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 6
Average hourly rate £39.38 £26.87 £51.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.56% -47.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.08 £22.88 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.68 £38.25 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.38 £27.48 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+43.28% -52.20%
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9622 8294 9910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.09% 17.38% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5881 4681 5361
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 417 451
Average hourly rate £18.10 £19.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +1.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -50 579 £435 -3.33% 137
London -57 240 £475 - 70
South East +2 132 £388 - 22
Scotland -25 56 £425 +15.25% 10
City of London -32 52 £538 +14.89% 29
East of England +2 49 £400 -11.11% 10
Berkshire -5 41 £350 -15.15% 7
Yorkshire -11 40 £425 +13.33% 15
Hampshire +14 39 £375 +15.38% 2
North West -33 38 £450 +7.46% 7
Buckinghamshire 0 37 £475 +5.55% 5
Hertfordshire +18 36 £400 - 6
Milton Keynes +2 33 £550 +22.22% 3
West Yorkshire -12 28 £425 -8.60% 7
Watford -2 23 £400 - 2
Edinburgh -23 23 £425 +1.49% 4
Manchester -9 22 £450 +9.09% 3
West Midlands -10 21 £375 -6.25% 3
Halifax +9 15 £438 - 1
Basingstoke +29 14 £360 -28.00%
Cheshire -13 13 £388 -8.82% 3
South West -23 13 £325 -25.71% 4
East Midlands -29 13 £383 -15.00% 4
Surrey -11 11 £500 +42.85% 5
Havant +1 9 £375 +15.38% 1
Reading -10 9 £455 +30.00% 2
Chester -8 8 £388 +3.33%
Leeds -18 8 £413 - 4
Glasgow -21 8 £275 -18.51% 4
South Yorkshire +6 7 £300 - 5

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 531 (40.75%) Java
2 526 (40.37%) IBM
3 432 (33.15%) Oracle
4 415 (31.85%) Finance
5 378 (29.01%) UNIX
6 358 (27.48%) Linux
7 311 (23.87%) WebSphere Application Server
8 262 (20.11%) J2EE
9 249 (19.11%) SQL
10 229 (17.57%) XML
11 224 (17.19%) Banking
12 217 (16.65%) Windows
13 209 (16.04%) Middleware
14 197 (15.12%) E-Commerce
15 195 (14.97%) DB2
16 189 (14.50%) Web Services
17 187 (14.35%) WebSphere MQ
18 185 (14.20%) Retail
19 182 (13.97%) SQL Server
20 158 (12.13%) AIX
21 148 (11.36%) Tomcat
22 144 (11.05%) WebLogic
23 134 (10.28%) Spring
24 133 (10.21%) JavaScript
25 128 (9.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
26 126 (9.67%) HTML
27 125 (9.59%) Solaris
28 123 (9.44%) SOAP
29 122 (9.36%) .NET
30 116 (8.90%) SOA

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 311 (23.87%) WebSphere Application Server
2 148 (11.36%) Tomcat
3 144 (11.05%) WebLogic
4 81 (6.22%) IIS
5 78 (5.99%) MQSeries
6 72 (5.53%) Apache
7 66 (5.07%) WebSphere Process Server
8 43 (3.30%) IBM HTTP Server
9 34 (2.61%) WebSphere Portal
10 33 (2.53%) SharePoint
11 31 (2.38%) CMS
12 30 (2.30%) CICS
13 27 (2.07%) TeamSite
14 26 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
15 24 (1.84%) Jetty
16 22 (1.69%) Adobe CQ
17 20 (1.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 17 (1.30%) Tuxedo
19 14 (1.07%) Oracle Workflow
19 14 (1.07%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.38%) MS Project
3 15 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.00%) MS Office
5 7 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (1.53%) Tridion
2 16 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
3 14 (1.07%) Maximo
4 9 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.61%) RMDS
6 7 (0.54%) JDE OneWorld
6 7 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.46%) Magento
8 4 (0.31%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 3 (0.23%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.23%) Workday HCM
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.15%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
10 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.15%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
2 15 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.77%) SaaS
5 7 (0.54%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.54%) Route 53
5 7 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
6 6 (0.46%) PaaS
7 4 (0.31%) IaaS
7 4 (0.31%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.15%) IBM SmartCloud
8 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 98 (7.52%) HTTP
2 82 (6.29%) Internet
3 66 (5.07%) LDAP
4 54 (4.14%) Firewall
5 52 (3.99%) SAN
6 41 (3.15%) SSL
7 28 (2.15%) TCP/IP
8 27 (2.07%) FTP
9 26 (2.00%) DNS
10 19 (1.46%) NAS
11 17 (1.30%) LAN
12 16 (1.23%) DHCP
13 15 (1.15%) WAN
14 12 (0.92%) VPN
15 10 (0.77%) Fibre Channel
16 9 (0.69%) BIG-IP
16 9 (0.69%) SSH
16 9 (0.69%) VLAN
17 8 (0.61%) Multicast
17 8 (0.61%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (14.97%) DB2
2 182 (13.97%) SQL Server
3 88 (6.75%) Relational Database
4 70 (5.37%) Oracle Database
5 58 (4.45%) MySQL
6 53 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
7 50 (3.84%) RDBMS
8 28 (2.15%) Big Data
9 23 (1.77%) Hadoop
10 16 (1.23%) DTS
11 14 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
11 14 (1.07%) DataStage
11 14 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
12 13 (1.00%) Pentaho
13 12 (0.92%) IBM InfoSphere
14 9 (0.69%) DbVisualizer
15 8 (0.61%) Oracle ODI
15 8 (0.61%) HBase
15 8 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (0.46%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 75 (5.76%) Subversion
2 60 (4.60%) JUnit
3 59 (4.53%) Maven
4 56 (4.30%) Ant
5 54 (4.14%) Eclipse
6 50 (3.84%) ClearCase
7 34 (2.61%) ClearQuest
8 33 (2.53%) SoapUI
9 31 (2.38%) JIRA
10 29 (2.23%) Jenkins
11 27 (2.07%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
11 27 (2.07%) Git (software)
12 23 (1.77%) Log4j
13 19 (1.46%) LoadRunner
13 19 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (1.30%) Hudson
15 12 (0.92%) Selenium
15 12 (0.92%) CruiseControl
15 12 (0.92%) QuickTest Pro
16 11 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 415 (31.85%) Finance
2 224 (17.19%) Banking
3 185 (14.20%) Retail
4 76 (5.83%) Manufacturing
5 49 (3.76%) Investment Banking
6 34 (2.61%) Financial Institution
7 32 (2.46%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.46%) Marketing
9 15 (1.15%) Front Office
10 13 (1.00%) Advertising
11 11 (0.84%) Back Office
12 10 (0.77%) Legal
13 9 (0.69%) German Language
14 6 (0.46%) Publishing
15 5 (0.38%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.31%) Wholesale Banking
16 4 (0.31%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.31%) Games
17 2 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
17 2 (0.15%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 329 (25.25%) Developer
2 223 (17.11%) Architect
3 165 (12.66%) Java Developer
4 164 (12.59%) Analyst
5 109 (8.37%) Administrator
6 102 (7.83%) Solutions Architect
7 100 (7.67%) Project Manager
8 83 (6.37%) Consultant
9 82 (6.29%) WebSphere Administrator
10 47 (3.61%) WebSphere Developer
11 37 (2.84%) Designer
12 30 (2.30%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 30 (2.30%) WebSphere Specialist
13 29 (2.23%) Infrastructure Architect
13 29 (2.23%) Support Analyst
13 29 (2.23%) Business Analyst
14 28 (2.15%) Technical Architect
14 28 (2.15%) Applications Support
15 27 (2.07%) Senior Developer
16 26 (2.00%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (20.11%) J2EE
2 229 (17.57%) XML
3 209 (16.04%) Middleware
4 189 (14.50%) Web Services
5 187 (14.35%) WebSphere MQ
6 134 (10.28%) Spring
7 128 (9.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 126 (9.67%) HTML
9 123 (9.44%) SOAP
10 122 (9.36%) .NET
11 102 (7.83%) JSP
12 97 (7.44%) Hibernate
13 92 (7.06%) XSLT
14 82 (6.29%) Servlets
15 74 (5.68%) Struts
16 72 (5.53%) Ajax
17 67 (5.14%) EJB
18 64 (4.91%) CSS
19 60 (4.60%) JMS
20 51 (3.91%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 78 (5.99%) DataPower
2 46 (3.53%) Mainframe
3 38 (2.92%) Online Banking
4 33 (2.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 28 (2.15%) Open Source
6 25 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 24 (1.84%) Web 2.0
8 20 (1.53%) iSeries
9 19 (1.46%) Clustering
9 19 (1.46%) Derivative
10 18 (1.38%) Replication
11 17 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (1.23%) AS400
13 13 (1.00%) N-Tier
13 13 (1.00%) Management Information System
14 11 (0.84%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.84%) Computer Science
15 10 (0.77%) Mobile Payment
16 9 (0.69%) Equities
16 9 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 378 (29.01%) UNIX
2 358 (27.48%) Linux
3 217 (16.65%) Windows
4 158 (12.13%) AIX
5 125 (9.59%) Solaris
6 53 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (3.38%) zOS
8 29 (2.23%) Apple iOS
9 23 (1.77%) HPUX
10 15 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (1.00%) SUSE
12 9 (0.69%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.61%) CentOS
14 7 (0.54%) Android
15 6 (0.46%) OS/400
16 5 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.38%) Debian
17 4 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.23%) Windows XP
19 2 (0.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (15.12%) E-Commerce
2 116 (8.90%) SOA
3 102 (7.83%) Project Management
4 101 (7.75%) Agile Software Development
5 88 (6.75%) ITIL
6 68 (5.22%) UML
7 67 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 65 (4.99%) Scrum
9 59 (4.53%) Migration
10 55 (4.22%) ETL
11 54 (4.14%) Waterfall
12 51 (3.91%) Performance Tuning
13 49 (3.76%) OO
13 49 (3.76%) Configuration Management
14 47 (3.61%) Workflow
15 45 (3.45%) Content Management
16 44 (3.38%) Change Management
17 40 (3.07%) Test Scripting
18 38 (2.92%) MVC
18 38 (2.92%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 531 (40.75%) Java
2 249 (19.11%) SQL
3 133 (10.21%) JavaScript
4 88 (6.75%) Shell Script
5 59 (4.53%) Bash Shell
6 56 (4.30%) C#
7 55 (4.22%) Perl
8 48 (3.68%) C
9 38 (2.92%) PL/SQL
10 37 (2.84%) Korn
11 34 (2.61%) Python
12 29 (2.23%) XPath
13 22 (1.69%) T-SQL
14 20 (1.53%) C++
15 19 (1.46%) Jython
16 17 (1.30%) Scala
17 15 (1.15%) COBOL
18 14 (1.07%) RPG
19 13 (1.00%) PowerShell
20 10 (0.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 62 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 54 (4.14%) Degree
3 52 (3.99%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.30%) ISEB
4 17 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (0.61%) PMI Certification
6 5 (0.38%) RHCE
6 5 (0.38%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.38%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.31%) IBM Certification
8 3 (0.23%) IBM WebSphere Certification
8 3 (0.23%) PMP
8 3 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.23%) PCI QSA
9 2 (0.15%) NCDA
9 2 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.15%) MCITP
9 2 (0.15%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.68%) QA
2 16 (1.23%) SLA
3 5 (0.38%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.23%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.15%) JTAG
5 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.077%) HL7
6 1 (0.077%) COBIT
6 1 (0.077%) Dublin Core
6 1 (0.077%) Basel III
System Software
1 36 (2.76%) Active Directory
2 32 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 14 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
5 13 (1.00%) NFS
6 12 (0.92%) SRDF
7 10 (0.77%) XenApp
8 8 (0.61%) vCloud
8 8 (0.61%) vSphere
8 8 (0.61%) Xen
9 5 (0.38%) PowerHA
10 4 (0.31%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 4 (0.31%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.31%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.23%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.23%) OCFS2
11 3 (0.23%) KVM
12 2 (0.15%) RACF
13 1 (0.077%) Oracle RMAN
13 1 (0.077%) Snort
Systems Management
1 83 (6.37%) Tivoli
2 39 (2.99%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 25 (1.92%) Puppet
4 17 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 10 (0.77%) CA Wily
5 10 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.61%) BladeLogic
7 7 (0.54%) Data Guard
7 7 (0.54%) Vagrant
8 6 (0.46%) MOM
8 6 (0.46%) Control-M
8 6 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.38%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Management
9 5 (0.38%) nmon
10 4 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.23%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (0.15%) MIMEsweeper
12 2 (0.15%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 526 (40.37%) IBM
2 432 (33.15%) Oracle
3 114 (8.75%) JBoss
4 101 (7.75%) Microsoft
5 82 (6.29%) HP
6 74 (5.68%) Red Hat
7 54 (4.14%) TIBCO
8 52 (3.99%) ATG
9 51 (3.91%) VMware
10 50 (3.84%) SAP
11 41 (3.15%) Sun
11 41 (3.15%) Sybase
12 28 (2.15%) LogLogic
12 28 (2.15%) Citrix
13 25 (1.92%) hybris
14 23 (1.77%) Ab Initio
15 21 (1.61%) Cisco
16 20 (1.53%) Elastic Path
16 20 (1.53%) Adobe
17 19 (1.46%) Cognos
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