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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 185 152 140
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -12
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 657 706 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.19% 1.37% 1.44%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.52% 7.59% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 400 415
Average daily rate
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£425 £443 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% +2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £329 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £43.27 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.54% +6.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.19 £19.46 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.86 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -40.86%

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
10083 9305 8821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.23% 18.00% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6516 5660 4970
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 386 447
Average hourly rate £19.38 £17.15 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -8.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £36.07 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.51% -9.34%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 -21 576 £425 -5.55% 102
London -26 235 £483 +1.57% 46
South East -67 77 £388 -3.12% 17
Scotland -29 59 £438 +9.37% 4
West Midlands +23 50 £375 - 2
South West +10 50 £400 -21.53% 10
City of London -31 48 £450 -5.26% 13
North West -29 37 £425 +13.33% 7
Edinburgh -16 35 £375 -6.25% 1
East of England +6 31 £450 - 5
East Midlands +28 30 £400 -15.78% 1
Yorkshire -21 27 £325 -35.00% 12
Hampshire -39 26 £394 -1.56% 4
Midlands +13 21 £425 -20.93%
Buckinghamshire -10 20 £348 +6.92% 1
Devon - 18 £493 -
Manchester -1 16 £425 -1.44% 4
Birmingham +3 15 £300 -7.69%
Berkshire -21 15 £481 +15.96% 5
Sheffield +7 14 £256 -46.05% 3
South Yorkshire +5 14 £256 -46.05% 5
Northern Ireland 0 14 £388 -3.12% 1
County Antrim -1 14 £388 -3.12% 1
Belfast -2 14 £388 -3.12% 1
Wiltshire -5 14 £400 -21.53% 4
Milton Keynes -15 14 £370 -22.10%
Leicestershire +24 13 £340 -32.00%
Warwickshire +3 13 £406 +47.72%
Swindon -2 11 £474 -7.06% 3
Glasgow -14 11 £363 -1.69% 1

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 703 (48.55%) IBM
2 633 (43.72%) Java
3 489 (33.77%) Oracle
4 471 (32.53%) Linux
5 368 (25.41%) UNIX
6 363 (25.07%) SQL
7 338 (23.34%) Finance
8 331 (22.86%) WebSphere MQ
9 306 (21.13%) XML
10 291 (20.10%) WebSphere Application Server
11 265 (18.30%) Middleware
12 264 (18.23%) Agile Software Development
13 255 (17.61%) J2EE
14 245 (16.92%) Banking
15 236 (16.30%) Windows
16 213 (14.71%) Web Services
17 212 (14.64%) WebLogic
18 209 (14.43%) E-Commerce
19 192 (13.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
20 187 (12.91%) Spring
20 187 (12.91%) JavaScript
21 167 (11.53%) HTML
22 163 (11.26%) Tomcat
23 159 (10.98%) Retail
24 155 (10.70%) AIX
25 154 (10.64%) DB2
26 153 (10.57%) HTTP
27 149 (10.29%) SOA
28 146 (10.08%) Apache
29 145 (10.01%) Analytical Skills

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 291 (20.10%) WebSphere Application Server
2 212 (14.64%) WebLogic
3 163 (11.26%) Tomcat
4 146 (10.08%) Apache
5 141 (9.74%) JBoss
6 82 (5.66%) IIS
7 81 (5.59%) IBM HTTP Server
8 46 (3.18%) WebSphere Portal
8 46 (3.18%) BizTalk Server
9 45 (3.11%) WebSphere Process Server
10 42 (2.90%) MQSeries
11 39 (2.69%) FileNet
12 33 (2.28%) SharePoint
13 29 (2.00%) Oracle Workflow
13 29 (2.00%) GlassFish
14 23 (1.59%) CICS
14 23 (1.59%) CMS
15 21 (1.45%) Adobe CQ
16 17 (1.17%) nginx
16 17 (1.17%) Jetty
Applications
1 40 (2.76%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.93%) MS Office
3 20 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.10%) MS Project
6 5 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.21%) SPSS
8 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.069%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 20 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.48%) Murex MxG2000
3 7 (0.48%) Maximo
4 6 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.41%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 5 (0.35%) VisionPLUS
5 5 (0.35%) Misys Midas
5 5 (0.35%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.28%) Workday HCM
6 4 (0.28%) ENOVIA
6 4 (0.28%) Magento
7 3 (0.21%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.21%) Staffware
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.14%) TRIRIGA
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 42 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
2 32 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (0.69%) Google App Engine
5 8 (0.55%) SaaS
6 7 (0.48%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.21%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.21%) PaaS
7 3 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (0.14%) Route 53
8 2 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.069%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.069%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 153 (10.57%) HTTP
2 97 (6.70%) SSL
3 48 (3.31%) FTP
4 47 (3.25%) TCP/IP
5 46 (3.18%) DNS
6 45 (3.11%) SAN
6 45 (3.11%) Firewall
7 43 (2.97%) Internet
8 35 (2.42%) LDAP
9 16 (1.10%) WAN
10 15 (1.04%) NAS
10 15 (1.04%) LAN
11 14 (0.97%) DHCP
12 13 (0.90%) IPsec
13 12 (0.83%) HTTPS
13 12 (0.83%) Intranet
14 10 (0.69%) iSCSI
15 9 (0.62%) SMTP
15 9 (0.62%) DMZ
15 9 (0.62%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (10.64%) DB2
2 143 (9.88%) SQL Server
3 123 (8.49%) Relational Database
4 79 (5.46%) Oracle Database
5 46 (3.18%) RDBMS
6 32 (2.21%) Oracle Exadata
7 26 (1.80%) MySQL
8 17 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
10 13 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (0.83%) DataStage
11 12 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (0.76%) DbVisualizer
12 11 (0.76%) Hazelcast
13 10 (0.69%) ObjectStore
14 9 (0.62%) Big Data
14 9 (0.62%) IBM InfoSphere
15 8 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 7 (0.48%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 68 (4.70%) Eclipse
2 60 (4.14%) Jenkins
3 58 (4.01%) Maven
4 55 (3.80%) JUnit
5 52 (3.59%) Selenium
6 43 (2.97%) Ant
6 43 (2.97%) Subversion
7 36 (2.49%) ClearCase
8 33 (2.28%) JIRA
9 32 (2.21%) ClearQuest
10 26 (1.80%) Git (software)
11 24 (1.66%) CruiseControl
12 23 (1.59%) SoapUI
13 21 (1.45%) Introscope
14 14 (0.97%) JMeter
15 13 (0.90%) Toad
16 12 (0.83%) LoadRunner
16 12 (0.83%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
17 9 (0.62%) Hudson
17 9 (0.62%) Cucumber
General
1 338 (23.34%) Finance
2 245 (16.92%) Banking
3 159 (10.98%) Retail
4 44 (3.04%) Manufacturing
5 40 (2.76%) Investment Banking
6 35 (2.42%) Financial Institution
7 34 (2.35%) Telecoms
8 32 (2.21%) Marketing
9 29 (2.00%) Front Office
10 16 (1.10%) Automotive
11 15 (1.04%) Legal
11 15 (1.04%) Back Office
12 12 (0.83%) Publishing
13 10 (0.69%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.41%) Electronics
15 5 (0.35%) Advertising
16 4 (0.28%) German Language
17 3 (0.21%) International Banking
18 2 (0.14%) Law
18 2 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 467 (32.25%) Developer
2 235 (16.23%) Java Developer
3 195 (13.47%) Analyst
4 149 (10.29%) Architect
5 109 (7.53%) Administrator
6 95 (6.56%) Consultant
6 95 (6.56%) WebSphere Developer
7 66 (4.56%) Business Analyst
8 57 (3.94%) Project Manager
9 56 (3.87%) Solutions Architect
10 52 (3.59%) WebSphere Administrator
11 45 (3.11%) Senior Developer
12 42 (2.90%) Support Analyst
13 36 (2.49%) Designer
14 32 (2.21%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
14 32 (2.21%) Technical Architect
15 30 (2.07%) Applications Support
16 27 (1.86%) WebSphere Specialist
16 27 (1.86%) WebSphere Consultant
17 24 (1.66%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (22.86%) WebSphere MQ
2 306 (21.13%) XML
3 265 (18.30%) Middleware
4 255 (17.61%) J2EE
5 213 (14.71%) Web Services
6 192 (13.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 187 (12.91%) Spring
8 167 (11.53%) HTML
9 134 (9.25%) CSS
10 116 (8.01%) JSP
11 112 (7.73%) XSLT
11 112 (7.73%) JMS
12 101 (6.98%) .NET
13 98 (6.77%) SOAP
14 91 (6.28%) JDBC
15 86 (5.94%) Struts
16 85 (5.87%) Ajax
17 83 (5.73%) Java EE
18 82 (5.66%) Hibernate
19 73 (5.04%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 145 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (4.97%) Mainframe
3 66 (4.56%) Clustering
4 64 (4.42%) DataPower
5 39 (2.69%) Management Information System
6 36 (2.49%) Derivative
7 33 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 29 (2.00%) iSeries
9 26 (1.80%) Mobile App
9 26 (1.80%) Computer Science
10 23 (1.59%) Open Source
11 21 (1.45%) Hedge funds
12 18 (1.24%) Equities
13 15 (1.04%) N-Tier
13 15 (1.04%) User Experience
14 14 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
15 13 (0.90%) Mobile Banking
16 11 (0.76%) Replication
16 11 (0.76%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 471 (32.53%) Linux
2 368 (25.41%) UNIX
3 236 (16.30%) Windows
4 155 (10.70%) AIX
5 114 (7.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 105 (7.25%) Solaris
7 37 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (2.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 27 (1.86%) zOS
10 24 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
12 20 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 19 (1.31%) SUSE
14 18 (1.24%) Android
15 12 (0.83%) CentOS
16 10 (0.69%) Windows 7
17 8 (0.55%) Apple iOS
18 7 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
18 7 (0.48%) HPUX
19 4 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (18.23%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (14.43%) E-Commerce
3 149 (10.29%) SOA
4 144 (9.94%) ITIL
5 123 (8.49%) OO
6 87 (6.01%) TDD
7 85 (5.87%) Scrum
8 74 (5.11%) Migration
9 72 (4.97%) Continuous Integration
10 71 (4.90%) MVC
11 69 (4.77%) Project Management
11 69 (4.77%) Unit Testing
12 68 (4.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 66 (4.56%) Software Engineering
14 63 (4.35%) Configuration Management
15 62 (4.28%) UML
16 59 (4.07%) Performance Tuning
17 56 (3.87%) Workflow
18 53 (3.66%) DevOps
19 49 (3.38%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 633 (43.72%) Java
2 363 (25.07%) SQL
3 187 (12.91%) JavaScript
4 114 (7.87%) Perl
5 100 (6.91%) Shell Script
6 94 (6.49%) Bash Shell
7 85 (5.87%) Python
8 54 (3.73%) PL/SQL
9 51 (3.52%) Ruby
9 51 (3.52%) C#
10 43 (2.97%) C
11 41 (2.83%) Jython
12 32 (2.21%) PowerShell
13 29 (2.00%) C++
14 26 (1.80%) Korn
15 20 (1.38%) XPath
16 15 (1.04%) VB.NET
17 14 (0.97%) RPG
17 14 (0.97%) C-shell
18 12 (0.83%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 85 (5.87%) Security Cleared
2 66 (4.56%) Degree
3 44 (3.04%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.73%) DV Cleared
5 21 (1.45%) ISEB
5 21 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
6 20 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (0.69%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.55%) CCNA
9 8 (0.55%) MCSE
10 7 (0.48%) MCITP
11 6 (0.41%) RHCE
11 6 (0.41%) Sun Certification
11 6 (0.41%) RHCT
12 5 (0.35%) BC Cleared
12 5 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.35%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.28%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.62%) QA
2 18 (1.24%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.55%) SLA
4 5 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.069%) HL7
7 1 (0.069%) COBIT
7 1 (0.069%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 92 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (2.62%) Oracle RAC
3 28 (1.93%) Active Directory
4 19 (1.31%) VMware ESX
5 17 (1.17%) Oracle RMAN
5 17 (1.17%) vCloud
6 16 (1.10%) NFS
6 16 (1.10%) XenServer
7 15 (1.04%) Xen
8 11 (0.76%) Shibboleth
8 11 (0.76%) RACF
8 11 (0.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 8 (0.55%) vSphere
10 7 (0.48%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.48%) KVM
11 6 (0.41%) Firmware
11 6 (0.41%) SRDF
11 6 (0.41%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 5 (0.35%) RHEV
13 4 (0.28%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 75 (5.18%) Tivoli
2 64 (4.42%) Puppet
3 39 (2.69%) SELinux
4 12 (0.83%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 11 (0.76%) OMEGAMON
6 9 (0.62%) yum
6 9 (0.62%) CA SiteMinder
6 9 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 8 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.48%) Control-M
8 7 (0.48%) Ansible
9 6 (0.41%) ZABBIX
10 5 (0.35%) CA Wily
10 5 (0.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 5 (0.35%) CA LISA
10 5 (0.35%) logstash
10 5 (0.35%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (0.28%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.28%) Salt
Vendors
1 703 (48.55%) IBM
2 489 (33.77%) Oracle
3 141 (9.74%) Red Hat
4 130 (8.98%) Microsoft
5 118 (8.15%) VMware
6 89 (6.15%) SAP
7 73 (5.04%) HP
8 47 (3.25%) ATG
9 36 (2.49%) TIBCO
10 35 (2.42%) Citrix
11 34 (2.35%) Sybase
12 32 (2.21%) Software AG
13 31 (2.14%) hybris
14 28 (1.93%) webMethods
15 26 (1.80%) Sun
16 22 (1.52%) Adobe
16 22 (1.52%) Remedy
17 19 (1.31%) EMC
18 18 (1.24%) NetApp
18 18 (1.24%) Business Objects
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 12 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £575 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
The Curve Group
Rate: £300 - £390 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
Mpower Plus UK Ltd
Salary: As per market rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £550 - £580 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £477.09 - £556.60 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 - £595 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Computer People
Rate: £35 - £37.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
South East London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 9 days ago