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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM WebSphere
Rank 157 179 123
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -56
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 773 635 824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.45% 1.20% 1.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.97% 6.90% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 346 467
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £539 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 8
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £34.77 £26.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £43.80 £40.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +26.00%

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
9703 9203 8413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.19% 17.38% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6033 5679 4745
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 313 445
Average hourly rate £20.19 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.13% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.95 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.09 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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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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 +29 685 £425 - 99
London +43 300 £450 - 44
South East -8 125 £440 +16.55% 17
Yorkshire +9 61 £390 -8.23% 8
City of London +12 58 £464 -7.25% 11
North West +16 56 £388 -13.88% 12
Berkshire +17 54 £475 +35.78% 8
West Yorkshire +7 45 £350 -17.64% 6
East of England +7 45 £375 -6.25% 4
Scotland -8 44 £425 +6.25% 11
Buckinghamshire -3 39 £325 -11.56% 1
East Midlands +16 34 £400 +23.07% 2
West Midlands -3 32 £425 +13.33% 4
Leeds +12 31 £375 -11.76% 3
Edinburgh +2 27 £425 +1.19% 10
Milton Keynes -12 24 £325 -11.56%
Essex +10 22 £400 +70.21%
Wales +7 21 £430 +22.85% 1
Cheshire +5 21 £400 +3.29% 1
Bracknell +5 21 £488 +25.00% 1
Lancashire +21 16 £300 - 4
Reading +9 16 £450 +14.28% 5
South Wales +2 15 £438 +25.00%
Hampshire -13 15 £463 +23.33% 1
South West +13 14 £428 +42.50% 8
Warwickshire +13 14 £425 +13.33%
Manchester -7 14 £425 -5.55% 6
North East -11 14 £283 -33.52%
Hertfordshire -22 14 £375 -16.66% 2
Watford -2 13 - -

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 693 (47.66%) Java
2 622 (42.78%) IBM
3 474 (32.60%) Linux
4 440 (30.26%) Oracle
5 391 (26.89%) UNIX
6 347 (23.87%) Agile Software Development
7 343 (23.59%) WebSphere Application Server
8 326 (22.42%) XML
9 322 (22.15%) Finance
10 277 (19.05%) SQL
11 275 (18.91%) WebSphere MQ
12 274 (18.84%) J2EE
13 270 (18.57%) Windows
14 236 (16.23%) HTML
14 236 (16.23%) E-Commerce
15 235 (16.16%) JavaScript
16 227 (15.61%) Middleware
17 212 (14.58%) JBoss
18 206 (14.17%) Web Services
19 198 (13.62%) WebLogic
20 194 (13.34%) AIX
20 194 (13.34%) Spring
21 188 (12.93%) DB2
22 187 (12.86%) Tomcat
23 185 (12.72%) Banking
24 176 (12.10%) WebSphere Message Broker
25 169 (11.62%) Retail
26 162 (11.14%) SOA
27 161 (11.07%) CSS
28 149 (10.25%) Solaris

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 343 (23.59%) WebSphere Application Server
2 212 (14.58%) JBoss
3 198 (13.62%) WebLogic
4 187 (12.86%) Tomcat
5 140 (9.63%) Apache
6 127 (8.73%) IIS
7 70 (4.81%) MQSeries
7 70 (4.81%) IBM HTTP Server
8 51 (3.51%) WebSphere Portal
8 51 (3.51%) FileNet
9 38 (2.61%) CICS
10 37 (2.54%) GlassFish
10 37 (2.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 36 (2.48%) WebSphere Process Server
12 33 (2.27%) Jetty
12 33 (2.27%) SharePoint
12 33 (2.27%) Commerce Server
13 31 (2.13%) nginx
14 23 (1.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 22 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 33 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.31%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.03%) MS Office
4 12 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.62%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.48%) MS Project
7 5 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.14%) SPSS
9 1 (0.069%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.96%) RMDS
2 13 (0.89%) Maximo
3 12 (0.83%) Magento
4 8 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
4 8 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.48%) Fredhopper
5 7 (0.48%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.41%) Tridion
6 6 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.28%) Staffware
7 4 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.21%) assyst
8 3 (0.21%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.069%) Shopify
10 1 (0.069%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.069%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.069%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 51 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
3 29 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
4 27 (1.86%) Google App Engine
4 27 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (0.76%) Amazon S3
5 11 (0.76%) PaaS
6 10 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
7 8 (0.55%) IBM SmartCloud
8 6 (0.41%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.41%) SaaS
9 5 (0.34%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.28%) Google Checkout
11 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Azure
11 1 (0.069%) Route 53
11 1 (0.069%) Taleo
11 1 (0.069%) Boomi
11 1 (0.069%) IaaS
11 1 (0.069%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.069%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 134 (9.22%) HTTP
2 95 (6.53%) SSL
3 82 (5.64%) TCP/IP
4 66 (4.54%) LDAP
5 64 (4.40%) DNS
6 55 (3.78%) Firewall
7 40 (2.75%) Internet
8 38 (2.61%) SAN
9 37 (2.54%) FTP
10 30 (2.06%) DHCP
11 26 (1.79%) IPsec
12 25 (1.72%) WAN
13 20 (1.38%) LAN
14 17 (1.17%) HTTPS
15 15 (1.03%) BIG-IP
15 15 (1.03%) DMZ
16 12 (0.83%) Network Security
17 10 (0.69%) VPN
17 10 (0.69%) VLAN
18 9 (0.62%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (12.93%) DB2
2 119 (8.18%) Relational Database
3 116 (7.98%) SQL Server
4 50 (3.44%) Oracle Database
5 42 (2.89%) RDBMS
6 33 (2.27%) MySQL
7 23 (1.58%) Big Data
8 17 (1.17%) DbVisualizer
9 16 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
9 16 (1.10%) MongoDB
10 15 (1.03%) NoSQL
11 14 (0.96%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.62%) Informix
13 8 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.41%) IBM InfoSphere
14 6 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
14 6 (0.41%) HBase
15 5 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 99 (6.81%) Ant
2 96 (6.60%) Eclipse
3 95 (6.53%) JUnit
4 73 (5.02%) Selenium
5 70 (4.81%) Subversion
6 65 (4.47%) Jenkins
7 63 (4.33%) Introscope
8 53 (3.65%) JIRA
8 53 (3.65%) Maven
9 48 (3.30%) Git (software)
10 43 (2.96%) Cucumber
11 34 (2.34%) SoapUI
12 29 (1.99%) LoadRunner
13 24 (1.65%) Talend Open Studio
14 19 (1.31%) CruiseControl
15 16 (1.10%) ClearCase
16 13 (0.89%) Hudson
17 11 (0.76%) Mockito
17 11 (0.76%) JMeter
17 11 (0.76%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 322 (22.15%) Finance
2 185 (12.72%) Banking
3 169 (11.62%) Retail
4 45 (3.09%) Telecoms
5 38 (2.61%) Investment Banking
6 34 (2.34%) Marketing
7 31 (2.13%) Back Office
8 30 (2.06%) Financial Institution
9 20 (1.38%) Retail Banking
10 19 (1.31%) Manufacturing
11 18 (1.24%) Front Office
12 12 (0.83%) Legal
13 10 (0.69%) Automotive
14 5 (0.34%) Electronics
14 5 (0.34%) Billing
15 4 (0.28%) Law
15 4 (0.28%) Publishing
15 4 (0.28%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.28%) German Language
16 2 (0.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 440 (30.26%) Developer
2 234 (16.09%) Java Developer
3 200 (13.76%) Architect
4 149 (10.25%) Administrator
5 148 (10.18%) Analyst
6 108 (7.43%) Consultant
7 91 (6.26%) WebSphere Administrator
8 81 (5.57%) WebSphere Developer
9 60 (4.13%) Senior Developer
10 57 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
11 46 (3.16%) Support Analyst
12 45 (3.09%) Senior Java Developer
13 44 (3.03%) Project Manager
14 40 (2.75%) Business Analyst
15 38 (2.61%) Integration Architect
15 38 (2.61%) Infrastructure Architect
16 36 (2.48%) WebSphere Consultant
16 36 (2.48%) Technical Architect
17 33 (2.27%) Java/J2EE Developer
17 33 (2.27%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 326 (22.42%) XML
2 275 (18.91%) WebSphere MQ
3 274 (18.84%) J2EE
4 236 (16.23%) HTML
5 227 (15.61%) Middleware
6 206 (14.17%) Web Services
7 194 (13.34%) Spring
8 176 (12.10%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 161 (11.07%) CSS
10 132 (9.08%) SOAP
11 115 (7.91%) .NET
12 99 (6.81%) Ajax
13 95 (6.53%) JSP
14 86 (5.91%) HTML5
14 86 (5.91%) REST
15 81 (5.57%) Servlets
16 79 (5.43%) JSON
16 79 (5.43%) XSLT
17 77 (5.30%) Java EE
18 76 (5.23%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 132 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
2 120 (8.25%) DataPower
3 55 (3.78%) Mainframe
4 54 (3.71%) Clustering
5 42 (2.89%) Data Centre
6 32 (2.20%) LPAR
7 27 (1.86%) Client/Server
8 26 (1.79%) Computer Science
9 25 (1.72%) iSeries
10 22 (1.51%) PKI
11 20 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (1.31%) AS400
13 16 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 16 (1.10%) Derivative
13 16 (1.10%) IBM Mainframe
14 15 (1.03%) User Experience
15 13 (0.89%) Replication
16 12 (0.83%) Web 2.0
17 11 (0.76%) Management Information System
17 11 (0.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 474 (32.60%) Linux
2 391 (26.89%) UNIX
3 270 (18.57%) Windows
4 194 (13.34%) AIX
5 149 (10.25%) Solaris
6 85 (5.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 67 (4.61%) zOS
8 22 (1.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 21 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (0.83%) HPUX
11 12 (0.83%) SUSE
12 11 (0.76%) Android
13 10 (0.69%) Windows NT
13 10 (0.69%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.41%) OS/400
16 5 (0.34%) CentOS
16 5 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (23.87%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (16.23%) E-Commerce
3 162 (11.14%) SOA
4 128 (8.80%) ITIL
5 122 (8.39%) TDD
6 108 (7.43%) OO
7 104 (7.15%) Scrum
8 100 (6.88%) Unit Testing
9 91 (6.26%) Continuous Integration
10 85 (5.85%) Configuration Management
11 83 (5.71%) MVC
12 79 (5.43%) SDLC
13 76 (5.23%) Migration
14 75 (5.16%) UML
15 73 (5.02%) Software Engineering
16 61 (4.20%) Project Management
17 59 (4.06%) Content Management
18 57 (3.92%) Open Source
19 51 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
19 51 (3.51%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 693 (47.66%) Java
2 277 (19.05%) SQL
3 235 (16.16%) JavaScript
4 107 (7.36%) Python
5 101 (6.95%) Perl
6 98 (6.74%) Shell Script
7 58 (3.99%) Jython
8 55 (3.78%) Bash Shell
9 45 (3.09%) PL/SQL
10 35 (2.41%) Ruby
10 35 (2.41%) C#
11 28 (1.93%) XPath
12 26 (1.79%) C
13 23 (1.58%) Korn
14 14 (0.96%) C++
14 14 (0.96%) PowerShell
15 11 (0.76%) COBOL
16 9 (0.62%) VB.NET
17 8 (0.55%) PHP
17 8 (0.55%) JCL
Qualifications
1 115 (7.91%) Security Cleared
2 99 (6.81%) Degree
3 71 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.93%) DV Cleared
5 15 (1.03%) IBM Certification
6 13 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (0.69%) Sun Certification
8 9 (0.62%) ISEB
8 9 (0.62%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.41%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (0.28%) CCNP
11 4 (0.28%) SCSA
11 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 4 (0.28%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.21%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.40%) QA
2 13 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (0.89%) SLA
3 6 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.069%) BS7799
6 1 (0.069%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 73 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (3.37%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.86%) Xen
4 18 (1.24%) vSphere
4 18 (1.24%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (0.76%) vCloud
6 11 (0.76%) KVM
7 10 (0.69%) Oracle Clusterware
7 10 (0.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 8 (0.55%) OCFS2
9 7 (0.48%) NFS
10 6 (0.41%) GlusterFS
10 6 (0.41%) GFS2
10 6 (0.41%) SRDF
11 4 (0.28%) zsh
11 4 (0.28%) XenServer
11 4 (0.28%) Veritas File System
11 4 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.21%) RACF
Systems Management
1 53 (3.65%) Puppet
2 44 (3.03%) CA Wily
3 41 (2.82%) Tivoli
4 27 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (1.31%) CA Single Sign-On
6 16 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 11 (0.76%) Control-M
7 11 (0.76%) CA LISA
7 11 (0.76%) ITRS Geneos
8 10 (0.69%) Ansible
9 8 (0.55%) SELinux
10 7 (0.48%) Red Hat Satellite
10 7 (0.48%) BladeLogic
11 6 (0.41%) Salt
11 6 (0.41%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 5 (0.34%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 4 (0.28%) XenMobile
13 4 (0.28%) OpenAM
13 4 (0.28%) TIBCO Hawk
13 4 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 622 (42.78%) IBM
2 440 (30.26%) Oracle
3 108 (7.43%) Microsoft
4 92 (6.33%) VMware
5 88 (6.05%) TIBCO
6 72 (4.95%) Red Hat
7 63 (4.33%) SAP
8 62 (4.26%) ATG
9 57 (3.92%) hybris
10 51 (3.51%) HP
11 49 (3.37%) Adobe
12 45 (3.09%) Sybase
13 44 (3.03%) Sun
14 41 (2.82%) Google
15 39 (2.68%) CA
16 38 (2.61%) webMethods
17 32 (2.20%) Demandware
18 24 (1.65%) Citrix
18 24 (1.65%) F5
18 24 (1.65%) Talend
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Posted: 14 hours ago
London
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Posted: 14 hours ago
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Posted: 14 hours ago
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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London
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
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Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £511.00 per day
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