The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 184 169 161
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 737 770 766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.39% 1.38% 1.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.82% 7.84% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 406 417
Median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.80 £35.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +7.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.70 £36.30 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £62.50 £42.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.28
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +6.30%

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
9426 9825 9389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.76% 17.57% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6296 6134 5667
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 339 354
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.80 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +23.52%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 June 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
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 26 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 653 £450 +5.88% 72
London -4 299 £500 +11.11% 34
South East -21 97 £450 - 18
Scotland +20 69 £423 -0.58% 3
North West -10 63 £382 -4.43% 8
Yorkshire +1 47 £500 +33.33% 3
City of London +28 45 £475 +4.10% 11
Edinburgh +7 39 £440 +3.52% 2
East of England +10 37 £450 +12.50% 1
Manchester +9 35 £495 +16.47% 3
Buckinghamshire +24 34 £355 +7.16% 3
East Midlands +7 31 £450 +12.50%
South West +6 31 £425 -1.16% 4
West Yorkshire 0 29 £455 +21.20% 3
Hampshire +10 28 £385 -17.86% 4
Milton Keynes +22 25 £378 -11.17% 2
West Midlands -26 25 £425 - 4
Cheshire -7 21 £354 -14.29% 2
North East -45 21 £300 +6.19%
Tyne and Wear -49 21 £300 +6.38%
Glasgow +8 20 £348 -13.12% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -56 20 £298 +5.49%
South Yorkshire +13 17 £500 -2.15%
Essex +8 17 £305 -23.75% 1
Sheffield +2 16 £500 -2.15%
Birmingham +4 15 £413 -2.94% 3
Oxfordshire +14 14 £475 +15.50%
Chester +1 13 £360 -4.06% 1
Derbyshire +10 12 £375 +2.38%
Oxford +10 12 £475 +15.15%

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 680 (49.42%) Java
2 646 (46.95%) IBM
3 532 (38.66%) Linux
4 469 (34.08%) Oracle
5 368 (26.74%) WebSphere Application Server
6 361 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
7 335 (24.35%) Unix
8 331 (24.06%) Middleware
9 330 (23.98%) SQL
10 329 (23.91%) Finance
11 326 (23.69%) J2EE
12 291 (21.15%) XML
13 276 (20.06%) Web Services
14 268 (19.48%) WebLogic
15 263 (19.11%) Windows
16 256 (18.60%) WebSphere MQ
17 220 (15.99%) AIX
18 209 (15.19%) JBoss
19 206 (14.97%) DB2
19 206 (14.97%) Banking
20 204 (14.83%) Apache
21 197 (14.32%) Spring
22 192 (13.95%) IBM Integration Bus
23 190 (13.81%) HTTP
24 187 (13.59%) Tomcat
25 182 (13.23%) SQL Server
26 164 (11.92%) Microsoft
27 163 (11.85%) JavaScript
28 154 (11.19%) SSL
29 148 (10.76%) HTML

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 368 (26.74%) WebSphere Application Server
2 268 (19.48%) WebLogic
3 209 (15.19%) JBoss
4 204 (14.83%) Apache
5 187 (13.59%) Tomcat
6 128 (9.30%) IIS
7 88 (6.40%) IBM HTTP Server
8 52 (3.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 45 (3.27%) MQSeries
10 44 (3.20%) Jetty
11 43 (3.13%) WebSphere Portal
12 41 (2.98%) nginx
13 33 (2.40%) WebLogic Portal
14 32 (2.33%) GlassFish
14 32 (2.33%) WebSphere Process Server
15 23 (1.67%) CMS
15 23 (1.67%) iPlanet
16 22 (1.60%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
17 20 (1.45%) CICS
17 20 (1.45%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 70 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.96%) MS Office
3 9 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.44%) MS Project
5 4 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.073%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (1.74%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 15 (1.09%) OpenText MBPM
2 15 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
3 12 (0.87%) Magento
4 8 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.29%) BusinessWare
6 4 (0.29%) SAP R/3
7 3 (0.22%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.22%) Maximo
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.22%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 3 (0.22%) Primavera
7 3 (0.22%) Staffware
8 2 (0.15%) Exstream
8 2 (0.15%) Global One
8 2 (0.15%) SAP hybris
9 1 (0.073%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 89 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
3 32 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
4 24 (1.74%) Amazon S3
5 19 (1.38%) Google App Engine
5 19 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
7 11 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (0.73%) IaaS
8 10 (0.73%) PaaS
9 9 (0.65%) OpenShift
9 9 (0.65%) SaaS
10 6 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
10 6 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.44%) GitHub
10 6 (0.44%) Office 365
11 5 (0.36%) Route 53
12 4 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.22%) IBM SmartCloud
13 3 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 190 (13.81%) HTTP
2 154 (11.19%) SSL
3 100 (7.27%) DNS
4 79 (5.74%) FTP
5 77 (5.60%) TCP/IP
6 45 (3.27%) LDAP
7 41 (2.98%) DHCP
7 41 (2.98%) Firewall
7 41 (2.98%) Internet
8 36 (2.62%) IPsec
8 36 (2.62%) SAN
9 29 (2.11%) LAN
10 27 (1.96%) WAN
11 26 (1.89%) NAS
12 19 (1.38%) Fibre Channel
12 19 (1.38%) iSCSI
13 18 (1.31%) FCoE
14 17 (1.24%) Multicast
15 16 (1.16%) HTTPS
16 15 (1.09%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (14.97%) DB2
2 182 (13.23%) SQL Server
3 76 (5.52%) Oracle Database
4 59 (4.29%) MySQL
5 57 (4.14%) Relational Database
6 30 (2.18%) Hadoop
7 24 (1.74%) MongoDB
8 22 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (1.45%) RDBMS
10 19 (1.38%) HBase
11 14 (1.02%) Big Data
11 14 (1.02%) DataStage
11 14 (1.02%) ObjectStore
12 12 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (0.51%) IBM InfoSphere
15 7 (0.51%) PowerCenter
15 7 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 102 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 101 (7.34%) JUnit
3 85 (6.18%) Git (software)
4 75 (5.45%) Maven
5 60 (4.36%) Subversion
6 54 (3.92%) JIRA
7 53 (3.85%) Eclipse
8 47 (3.42%) Introscope
9 40 (2.91%) Ant
9 40 (2.91%) Cucumber
10 34 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 33 (2.40%) Selenium
12 31 (2.25%) Travis CI
13 26 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
14 22 (1.60%) SoapUI
15 21 (1.53%) ClearCase
16 19 (1.38%) Log4j
17 18 (1.31%) Mockito
18 15 (1.09%) TeamCity
19 13 (0.94%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 329 (23.91%) Finance
2 206 (14.97%) Banking
3 115 (8.36%) Retail
4 27 (1.96%) Front Office
5 26 (1.89%) Financial Institution
6 25 (1.82%) Investment Banking
7 24 (1.74%) Back Office
8 14 (1.02%) Publishing
9 13 (0.94%) Telecoms
10 11 (0.80%) Spanish Language
11 10 (0.73%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.65%) Marketing
13 7 (0.51%) Automotive
14 5 (0.36%) Law
14 5 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.29%) Billing
16 3 (0.22%) Advertising
16 3 (0.22%) French Language
16 3 (0.22%) Legal
16 3 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 435 (31.61%) Developer
2 224 (16.28%) Java Developer
3 197 (14.32%) Architect
4 112 (8.14%) Administrator
5 108 (7.85%) Consultant
6 82 (5.96%) Analyst
7 76 (5.52%) Solutions Architect
8 74 (5.38%) WebSphere Developer
9 67 (4.87%) WebSphere Administrator
10 55 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
11 52 (3.78%) WebSphere Architect
12 47 (3.42%) Senior Developer
12 47 (3.42%) WebSphere Specialist
13 46 (3.34%) Middleware Developer
14 38 (2.76%) Integration Architect
15 37 (2.69%) WebSphere Consultant
16 34 (2.47%) Designer
16 34 (2.47%) Infrastructure Architect
17 33 (2.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 33 (2.40%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (24.06%) Middleware
2 326 (23.69%) J2EE
3 291 (21.15%) XML
4 276 (20.06%) Web Services
5 256 (18.60%) WebSphere MQ
6 197 (14.32%) Spring
7 192 (13.95%) IBM Integration Bus
8 148 (10.76%) HTML
9 137 (9.96%) SOAP
10 124 (9.01%) Hibernate
11 117 (8.50%) XSLT
12 114 (8.28%) JSP
13 104 (7.56%) Servlets
14 98 (7.12%) CSS
15 93 (6.76%) JMS
16 87 (6.32%) Java EE
17 85 (6.18%) REST
18 81 (5.89%) .NET
19 80 (5.81%) EJB
20 61 (4.43%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 117 (8.50%) DataPower
2 116 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (3.92%) Clustering
4 50 (3.63%) Mainframe
5 34 (2.47%) Data Centre
6 31 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 27 (1.96%) Computer Science
8 24 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (1.67%) Hedge funds
9 23 (1.67%) Virtual Team
10 19 (1.38%) Web 2.0
11 16 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
12 14 (1.02%) FMCG
12 14 (1.02%) Private Cloud
13 13 (0.94%) IVR
14 12 (0.87%) Management Information System
15 11 (0.80%) Mobile App
15 11 (0.80%) Online Banking
16 10 (0.73%) Cryptography
17 9 (0.65%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 532 (38.66%) Linux
2 335 (24.35%) Unix
3 263 (19.11%) Windows
4 220 (15.99%) AIX
5 118 (8.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 117 (8.50%) Solaris
7 50 (3.63%) zOS
8 48 (3.49%) Windows Server
9 40 (2.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 23 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (1.38%) OS/390
13 17 (1.24%) SUSE
14 16 (1.16%) HPUX
15 14 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (0.94%) CentOS
16 13 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
17 10 (0.73%) Windows 7
18 5 (0.36%) Mac OS
19 3 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (26.24%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (10.68%) SOA
3 138 (10.03%) DevOps
4 134 (9.74%) E-Commerce
5 133 (9.67%) ITIL
6 126 (9.16%) Continuous Integration
7 105 (7.63%) OO
7 105 (7.63%) TDD
8 83 (6.03%) Scrum
9 82 (5.96%) Configuration Management
9 82 (5.96%) Migration
10 74 (5.38%) Change Management
11 72 (5.23%) Web Development
12 67 (4.87%) Project Management
13 62 (4.51%) Waterfall
14 56 (4.07%) Software Engineering
15 53 (3.85%) Continuous Delivery
15 53 (3.85%) SDLC
16 51 (3.71%) Continuous Improvement
17 49 (3.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 680 (49.42%) Java
2 330 (23.98%) SQL
3 163 (11.85%) JavaScript
4 123 (8.94%) Python
5 119 (8.65%) Shell Script
6 107 (7.78%) Perl
7 70 (5.09%) Bash Shell
8 54 (3.92%) C
9 53 (3.85%) Jython
10 48 (3.49%) C++
11 45 (3.27%) PL/SQL
12 41 (2.98%) C#
12 41 (2.98%) Ruby
13 35 (2.54%) PowerShell
14 32 (2.33%) PHP
15 26 (1.89%) Korn
16 23 (1.67%) COBOL
17 18 (1.31%) VBScript
18 15 (1.09%) VB
19 10 (0.73%) XPath
Qualifications
1 107 (7.78%) Security Cleared
2 84 (6.10%) SC Cleared
3 75 (5.45%) Degree
4 28 (2.03%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 17 (1.24%) Sun Certification
7 15 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.73%) CCNA
9 9 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.65%) PMI Certification
10 8 (0.58%) CISSP
11 7 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.36%) CCSP
12 5 (0.36%) IBM Certification
12 5 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 4 (0.29%) CCNP
13 4 (0.29%) CISM
13 4 (0.29%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.22%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.83%) QA
2 12 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.22%) COBIT
5 3 (0.22%) ISO15022
5 3 (0.22%) ISO20022
5 3 (0.22%) SEPA
5 3 (0.22%) SLA
6 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.073%) FATCA
7 1 (0.073%) WCAG
System Software
1 91 (6.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (3.78%) Active Directory
3 43 (3.13%) Xen
4 37 (2.69%) Docker
5 27 (1.96%) Hyper-V
6 24 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
7 20 (1.45%) NFS
8 19 (1.38%) KVM
9 18 (1.31%) SRDF
10 14 (1.02%) vSphere
11 6 (0.44%) PowerHA
11 6 (0.44%) RACF
11 6 (0.44%) vCloud
12 5 (0.36%) Firmware
12 5 (0.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 5 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.29%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 4 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 117 (8.50%) Puppet
2 83 (6.03%) Opscode Chef
3 53 (3.85%) Tivoli
4 44 (3.20%) Ansible
5 26 (1.89%) CA Wily
6 16 (1.16%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 15 (1.09%) QRadar
7 15 (1.09%) SCCM
8 12 (0.87%) Nagios
9 11 (0.80%) Control-M
9 11 (0.80%) ZABBIX
10 8 (0.58%) CA Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (0.51%) Netcool
11 7 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Management
12 6 (0.44%) BladeLogic
12 6 (0.44%) nmon
12 6 (0.44%) SCOM
12 6 (0.44%) Terraform
13 5 (0.36%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 646 (46.95%) IBM
2 469 (34.08%) Oracle
3 164 (11.92%) Microsoft
4 114 (8.28%) VMware
5 108 (7.85%) Red Hat
6 68 (4.94%) ATG
7 58 (4.22%) Sybase
8 54 (3.92%) webMethods
9 49 (3.56%) SAP
10 46 (3.34%) TIBCO
11 43 (3.13%) Sun
12 42 (3.05%) Google
13 41 (2.98%) hybris
14 38 (2.76%) HP
15 35 (2.54%) CA
15 35 (2.54%) Intel
16 31 (2.25%) Axway
17 30 (2.18%) Cisco
18 28 (2.03%) AppDynamics
18 28 (2.03%) Informatica
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