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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM WebSphere
Rank 201 179 164
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -15
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 673 794 815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.26% 1.36% 1.45%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.79% 7.60% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 458 428
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £562 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 13
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +26.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £34.14 £28.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £62.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +20.63%

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
9911 10442 10076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.59% 17.91% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6476 6562 5900
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £539 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 328 429
Median hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.75 £37.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +28.57%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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 -26 632 £475 +5.55% 75
London +9 298 £500 +11.11% 34
South East -9 121 £475 +5.55% 14
Yorkshire -5 52 £500 +17.64% 7
North West +1 51 £450 +0.55% 10
City of London +24 38 £500 +11.11% 9
Scotland +12 37 £410 -0.90% 5
South Yorkshire +15 33 £500 +9.17% 2
Sheffield +13 33 £500 +9.17% 2
South West +4 31 £450 -6.25% 3
Manchester 0 31 £475 +5.55% 5
Berkshire -29 28 £600 +26.31% 4
West Midlands -25 26 £425 +3.03% 4
Surrey +26 24 £475 +18.75% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 24 £400 -11.11% 2
East Midlands -5 23 £403 -6.88% 1
Milton Keynes +14 21 £400 +6.66% 2
Birmingham 0 21 £425 +6.25% 2
Hampshire +13 18 £383 -8.92% 5
Wiltshire +15 16 £450 -18.25% 1
Swindon +13 16 £450 -18.25%
Edinburgh +10 16 £400 -5.88% 3
East of England -17 16 £419 +1.51% 1
Glasgow +8 14 £405 +8.00% 2
Oxfordshire +5 13 £475 -2.06%
West Yorkshire -30 12 £496 +16.76% 5
North East -36 12 £270 -52.00% 1
Tyne and Wear -35 11 £270 -50.90% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -41 11 £270 -52.00% 1
Reigate - 10 £450 -

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 714 (50.93%) Java
2 642 (45.79%) IBM
3 523 (37.30%) Linux
4 496 (35.38%) Oracle
5 379 (27.03%) WebSphere Application Server
6 362 (25.82%) Unix
7 361 (25.75%) Agile Software Development
8 351 (25.04%) Finance
9 337 (24.04%) SQL
10 320 (22.82%) J2EE
11 318 (22.68%) Middleware
12 301 (21.47%) WebLogic
13 290 (20.68%) WebSphere MQ
14 278 (19.83%) Web Services
15 269 (19.19%) XML
16 244 (17.40%) Windows
17 228 (16.26%) JBoss
18 216 (15.41%) Tomcat
19 202 (14.41%) Banking
20 200 (14.27%) Spring
21 199 (14.19%) HTTP
22 198 (14.12%) DB2
23 195 (13.91%) Apache
24 193 (13.77%) IBM Integration Bus
25 189 (13.48%) AIX
26 183 (13.05%) SQL Server
27 169 (12.05%) HTML
28 165 (11.77%) Python
29 159 (11.34%) SSL
30 158 (11.27%) JavaScript

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
1 379 (27.03%) WebSphere Application Server
2 301 (21.47%) WebLogic
3 228 (16.26%) JBoss
4 216 (15.41%) Tomcat
5 195 (13.91%) Apache
6 105 (7.49%) IIS
7 84 (5.99%) IBM HTTP Server
8 63 (4.49%) WebLogic Portal
9 59 (4.21%) WebSphere Portal
10 48 (3.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 44 (3.14%) MQSeries
12 42 (3.00%) Jetty
13 37 (2.64%) GlassFish
13 37 (2.64%) nginx
14 34 (2.43%) Tuxedo
15 33 (2.35%) Mongrel
16 30 (2.14%) FileNet
17 22 (1.57%) WebSphere Process Server
18 19 (1.36%) Oracle Application Server
18 19 (1.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 58 (4.14%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.07%) MS Office
2 15 (1.07%) MS Visio
3 11 (0.78%) MS Project
4 9 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.071%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.071%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (1.43%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 17 (1.21%) Oracle BPM
3 15 (1.07%) OpenText MBPM
4 10 (0.71%) Magento
5 8 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.29%) Fredhopper
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.29%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 3 (0.21%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.21%) Staffware
8 2 (0.14%) Exstream
8 2 (0.14%) Global One
8 2 (0.14%) LatentZero
8 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.14%) Primavera
8 2 (0.14%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 105 (7.49%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
3 35 (2.50%) Amazon S3
4 32 (2.28%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
6 15 (1.07%) Amazon SQS
6 15 (1.07%) Google App Engine
6 15 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (0.71%) SaaS
8 9 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (0.57%) OpenShift
10 7 (0.50%) PaaS
10 7 (0.50%) Route 53
11 6 (0.43%) GitHub
11 6 (0.43%) Office 365
12 4 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.29%) IaaS
13 3 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 3 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 199 (14.19%) HTTP
2 159 (11.34%) SSL
3 87 (6.21%) DNS
4 83 (5.92%) TCP/IP
5 74 (5.28%) FTP
6 63 (4.49%) LDAP
7 37 (2.64%) SAN
8 36 (2.57%) DHCP
9 34 (2.43%) Internet
10 33 (2.35%) IPsec
11 29 (2.07%) Firewall
12 27 (1.93%) LAN
12 27 (1.93%) WAN
13 23 (1.64%) NAS
14 19 (1.36%) HTTPS
15 16 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
15 16 (1.14%) iSCSI
16 15 (1.07%) FCoE
16 15 (1.07%) Multicast
17 14 (1.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (14.12%) DB2
2 183 (13.05%) SQL Server
3 76 (5.42%) MySQL
4 69 (4.92%) Oracle Database
4 69 (4.92%) Relational Database
5 33 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
6 29 (2.07%) Hadoop
7 27 (1.93%) MongoDB
8 21 (1.50%) RDBMS
9 16 (1.14%) HBase
9 16 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (1.00%) ObjectStore
10 14 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (0.93%) NoSQL
12 12 (0.86%) Big Data
13 10 (0.71%) Redis
14 9 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.43%) DbVisualizer
16 6 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 128 (9.13%) Jenkins
2 124 (8.84%) JUnit
3 117 (8.35%) Git (software)
4 78 (5.56%) Subversion
5 77 (5.49%) JIRA
5 77 (5.49%) Maven
6 57 (4.07%) Eclipse
7 44 (3.14%) Selenium
8 41 (2.92%) Cucumber
8 41 (2.92%) Introscope
9 40 (2.85%) Ant
10 32 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 30 (2.14%) Travis CI
12 29 (2.07%) Log4j
13 27 (1.93%) Mockito
14 24 (1.71%) Eclipse RCP
14 24 (1.71%) SoapUI
15 21 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
16 16 (1.14%) Vagrant
17 15 (1.07%) TeamCity
General
1 351 (25.04%) Finance
2 202 (14.41%) Banking
3 119 (8.49%) Retail
4 36 (2.57%) Back Office
5 33 (2.35%) Investment Banking
6 30 (2.14%) Front Office
7 28 (2.00%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.14%) Publishing
9 13 (0.93%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.64%) Spanish Language
11 8 (0.57%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.50%) Automotive
13 6 (0.43%) Law
13 6 (0.43%) Marketing
14 5 (0.36%) Advertising
15 4 (0.29%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.21%) French Language
17 2 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
17 2 (0.14%) German Language
17 2 (0.14%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 436 (31.10%) Developer
2 237 (16.90%) Java Developer
3 158 (11.27%) Architect
4 153 (10.91%) Administrator
5 112 (7.99%) Consultant
6 98 (6.99%) Analyst
7 86 (6.13%) WebSphere Administrator
8 76 (5.42%) DevOps Engineer
9 75 (5.35%) WebSphere Developer
10 71 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
11 55 (3.92%) WebSphere Specialist
12 47 (3.35%) Middleware Developer
13 44 (3.14%) Senior Developer
14 40 (2.85%) Project Manager
15 38 (2.71%) WebSphere Architect
16 33 (2.35%) J2EE Developer
16 33 (2.35%) Senior Java Developer
17 32 (2.28%) Integration Architect
17 32 (2.28%) WebSphere Engineer
18 31 (2.21%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 320 (22.82%) J2EE
2 318 (22.68%) Middleware
3 290 (20.68%) WebSphere MQ
4 278 (19.83%) Web Services
5 269 (19.19%) XML
6 200 (14.27%) Spring
7 193 (13.77%) IBM Integration Bus
8 169 (12.05%) HTML
9 141 (10.06%) SOAP
10 118 (8.42%) CSS
11 116 (8.27%) Hibernate
12 114 (8.13%) JSP
13 110 (7.85%) REST
14 105 (7.49%) JMS
15 101 (7.20%) XSLT
16 86 (6.13%) Java EE
17 82 (5.85%) EJB
17 82 (5.85%) Servlets
18 77 (5.49%) .NET
19 71 (5.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 126 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (8.20%) DataPower
3 65 (4.64%) Clustering
4 38 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
5 33 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 32 (2.28%) Mainframe
7 26 (1.85%) Computer Science
8 23 (1.64%) Data Centre
9 22 (1.57%) iSeries
10 19 (1.36%) Hedge funds
10 19 (1.36%) User Experience
11 16 (1.14%) Virtual Team
12 14 (1.00%) Private Cloud
12 14 (1.00%) Web 2.0
13 13 (0.93%) IVR
14 12 (0.86%) Fixed Income
15 11 (0.78%) SWIFT
16 10 (0.71%) Equities
16 10 (0.71%) Public Cloud
17 9 (0.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 523 (37.30%) Linux
2 362 (25.82%) Unix
3 244 (17.40%) Windows
4 189 (13.48%) AIX
5 112 (7.99%) Solaris
6 111 (7.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (3.14%) Windows Server
8 36 (2.57%) zOS
9 33 (2.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 21 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (1.43%) OS/390
12 19 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (0.78%) SUSE
15 8 (0.57%) HPUX
16 7 (0.50%) CentOS
16 7 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.36%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.29%) Mac OS X
19 3 (0.21%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (25.75%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (11.13%) DevOps
3 139 (9.91%) E-Commerce
4 129 (9.20%) ITIL
5 125 (8.92%) SOA
6 122 (8.70%) TDD
7 109 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
8 99 (7.06%) OO
9 91 (6.49%) Scrum
10 76 (5.42%) Migration
11 74 (5.28%) Configuration Management
12 73 (5.21%) Web Development
13 61 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
14 59 (4.21%) Change Management
14 59 (4.21%) Software Engineering
15 56 (3.99%) Waterfall
16 54 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
16 54 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
17 53 (3.78%) Continuous Delivery
18 52 (3.71%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 714 (50.93%) Java
2 337 (24.04%) SQL
3 165 (11.77%) Python
4 158 (11.27%) JavaScript
5 136 (9.70%) Perl
6 126 (8.99%) Shell Script
7 75 (5.35%) Jython
7 75 (5.35%) Ruby
8 56 (3.99%) Bash Shell
9 42 (3.00%) C++
10 41 (2.92%) C
11 35 (2.50%) PL/SQL
12 34 (2.43%) Korn
13 30 (2.14%) C#
14 28 (2.00%) PHP
15 26 (1.85%) PowerShell
16 14 (1.00%) XPath
17 13 (0.93%) VBScript
18 12 (0.86%) Go
19 9 (0.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 99 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 70 (4.99%) Degree
3 62 (4.42%) SC Cleared
4 32 (2.28%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (0.93%) Sun Certification
8 12 (0.86%) CCNA
9 9 (0.64%) ISEB
10 6 (0.43%) CCNP
10 6 (0.43%) IBM Certification
11 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.29%) CISSP
13 3 (0.21%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.21%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.21%) MBA
13 3 (0.21%) MCSA
13 3 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.28%) QA
2 13 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.36%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.36%) SEPA
4 4 (0.29%) FATCA
4 4 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.29%) SLA
5 3 (0.21%) COBIT
5 3 (0.21%) ISO15022
5 3 (0.21%) ISO20022
6 2 (0.14%) HL7
6 2 (0.14%) SDET
7 1 (0.071%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 66 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (3.42%) Active Directory
3 41 (2.92%) Docker
4 32 (2.28%) Xen
5 27 (1.93%) Oracle RAC
6 23 (1.64%) Hyper-V
7 18 (1.28%) KVM
8 16 (1.14%) NFS
9 15 (1.07%) SRDF
10 9 (0.64%) vSphere
11 7 (0.50%) Oracle Clusterware
11 7 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 6 (0.43%) PowerHA
13 5 (0.36%) Firmware
13 5 (0.36%) RACF
13 5 (0.36%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 5 (0.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 4 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 125 (8.92%) Puppet
2 100 (7.13%) Opscode Chef
3 71 (5.06%) Ansible
4 47 (3.35%) Tivoli
5 26 (1.85%) CA Wily
6 22 (1.57%) Control-M
7 19 (1.36%) Terraform
8 18 (1.28%) Oracle Identity Management
9 14 (1.00%) SCCM
10 13 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
10 13 (0.93%) Nagios
10 13 (0.93%) SCOM
11 11 (0.78%) QRadar
11 11 (0.78%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 9 (0.64%) BladeLogic
12 9 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 9 (0.64%) Packer
12 9 (0.64%) ZABBIX
13 8 (0.57%) NetBackup
13 8 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 642 (45.79%) IBM
2 496 (35.38%) Oracle
3 154 (10.98%) Microsoft
4 101 (7.20%) Red Hat
5 93 (6.63%) VMware
6 60 (4.28%) ATG
7 50 (3.57%) Sybase
8 47 (3.35%) Sun
9 45 (3.21%) SAP
10 41 (2.92%) TIBCO
11 40 (2.85%) hybris
12 37 (2.64%) HP
12 37 (2.64%) webMethods
13 36 (2.57%) Cisco
14 33 (2.35%) AppDynamics
15 31 (2.21%) Axway
15 31 (2.21%) Intel
16 27 (1.93%) Google
16 27 (1.93%) Misys
17 26 (1.85%) Splunk
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