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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 147 104 115
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +11
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 807 1018 978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.43% 1.94% 1.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.97% 11.31% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 574 494
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 2
Average hourly rate £31.00 £31.88 £53.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.74% -39.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £27.38 £49.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.38 £56.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £31.88 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-2.74% -44.56%

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
10124 9002 10034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.98% 17.16% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5950 5229 5718
Average daily rate £375 £370 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 374 473
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -42 726 £425 -6.33% 126
London -57 294 £450 -10.00% 53
South East -39 130 £438 +2.94% 9
City of London -9 82 £383 -23.50% 23
Yorkshire +40 63 £425 +3.03% 22
West Midlands +26 63 £425 +17.24% 8
East of England -8 49 £350 -15.66% 11
East Midlands -5 47 £400 -11.11% 4
West Yorkshire +39 44 £425 +13.33% 10
Scotland -53 40 £360 -10.00% 6
Buckinghamshire +8 38 £425 -
Berkshire -37 34 £431 +0.29% 1
North West -28 32 £363 -6.45% 16
Milton Keynes +6 28 £425 -
Hampshire -39 27 £425 +19.71% 1
Nottinghamshire +17 25 £375 -3.84% 3
Nottingham +20 24 £343 -12.17% 3
Warwickshire +15 24 £460 +5.14% 3
South West -23 23 £434 +15.66% 1
Halifax - 22 £425 - 2
Coventry +4 20 £425 +30.76% 2
Wales - 18 £450 - 2
Essex +8 17 £250 - 5
Edinburgh -49 16 £360 -10.00%
Surrey +3 14 £500 +25.00% 4
Glasgow -8 14 £454 +37.50% 4
North East -9 14 £325 +35.41% 1
Manchester -16 14 £313 -26.47% 5
South Wales - 14 £450 - 2
Tyne and Wear -15 13 £325 +35.41% 1

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 672 (46.96%) IBM
2 557 (38.92%) Java
3 544 (38.02%) Oracle
4 467 (32.63%) Linux
5 384 (26.83%) Finance
6 366 (25.58%) SQL
6 366 (25.58%) UNIX
7 305 (21.31%) WebSphere Application Server
8 303 (21.17%) WebSphere MQ
9 301 (21.03%) J2EE
10 283 (19.78%) XML
11 247 (17.26%) Windows
12 228 (15.93%) WebLogic
13 227 (15.86%) Middleware
14 214 (14.95%) Web Services
15 211 (14.74%) Banking
16 209 (14.61%) E-Commerce
17 204 (14.26%) JavaScript
18 196 (13.70%) SOA
19 193 (13.49%) Retail
20 191 (13.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
21 181 (12.65%) DB2
22 169 (11.81%) HTML
23 168 (11.74%) Spring
24 155 (10.83%) AIX
25 152 (10.62%) Tomcat
26 144 (10.06%) SQL Server
27 139 (9.71%) JBoss
28 136 (9.50%) HTTP
29 128 (8.94%) XSLT

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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
1 305 (21.31%) WebSphere Application Server
2 228 (15.93%) WebLogic
3 152 (10.62%) Tomcat
4 127 (8.87%) Apache
5 84 (5.87%) IIS
6 81 (5.66%) MQSeries
7 77 (5.38%) BizTalk Server
8 60 (4.19%) IBM HTTP Server
9 43 (3.00%) WebSphere Portal
10 36 (2.52%) Oracle Workflow
11 31 (2.17%) WebSphere Process Server
11 31 (2.17%) SharePoint
12 30 (2.10%) FileNet
12 30 (2.10%) CMS
13 29 (2.03%) CICS
14 25 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 22 (1.54%) Adobe CQ
16 21 (1.47%) Jetty
17 20 (1.40%) nginx
17 20 (1.40%) GlassFish
Applications
1 32 (2.24%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.96%) MS Office
3 13 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.84%) MS Project
5 10 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.21%) SPSS
8 1 (0.070%) CPLEX
8 1 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (0.98%) Workday HCM
3 13 (0.91%) Oracle BPM
4 12 (0.84%) SAP HR
5 10 (0.70%) JDE OneWorld
6 9 (0.63%) Maximo
6 9 (0.63%) Tridion
7 8 (0.56%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 6 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.42%) Murex MxG2000
9 4 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.21%) RMDS
10 3 (0.21%) Staffware
10 3 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.21%) Misys Midas
10 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 60 (4.19%) Amazon EC2
2 45 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.70%) Google App Engine
5 9 (0.63%) SaaS
6 7 (0.49%) Route 53
6 7 (0.49%) Amazon S3
6 7 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (0.35%) PaaS
8 3 (0.21%) IaaS
9 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 136 (9.50%) HTTP
2 88 (6.15%) SSL
3 82 (5.73%) Firewall
4 64 (4.47%) Internet
5 62 (4.33%) DNS
6 57 (3.98%) TCP/IP
7 53 (3.70%) SAN
8 49 (3.42%) LDAP
9 47 (3.28%) FTP
10 22 (1.54%) DHCP
10 22 (1.54%) WAN
11 21 (1.47%) VPN
11 21 (1.47%) IPsec
12 19 (1.33%) HTTPS
13 18 (1.26%) Intranet
14 17 (1.19%) NAS
15 14 (0.98%) SSH
16 13 (0.91%) LAN
17 12 (0.84%) ATM
18 10 (0.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (12.65%) DB2
2 144 (10.06%) SQL Server
3 99 (6.92%) Relational Database
4 95 (6.64%) Oracle Database
5 49 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
6 42 (2.94%) MySQL
7 35 (2.45%) RDBMS
8 34 (2.38%) Oracle Exadata
9 23 (1.61%) Big Data
10 17 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (1.12%) ObjectStore
12 15 (1.05%) Hadoop
12 15 (1.05%) DTS
12 15 (1.05%) DbVisualizer
13 13 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
14 10 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
16 7 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
16 7 (0.49%) DataStage
16 7 (0.49%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 64 (4.47%) Maven
2 61 (4.26%) Eclipse
3 58 (4.05%) JUnit
4 54 (3.77%) JIRA
5 53 (3.70%) Ant
5 53 (3.70%) Jenkins
6 46 (3.21%) Subversion
7 42 (2.94%) ClearCase
8 38 (2.66%) Selenium
9 37 (2.59%) ClearQuest
10 30 (2.10%) Introscope
11 26 (1.82%) Git (software)
12 22 (1.54%) SoapUI
13 19 (1.33%) CruiseControl
14 16 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (1.05%) QuickTest Pro
16 14 (0.98%) Gerrit
17 13 (0.91%) LoadRunner
18 12 (0.84%) JMeter
19 11 (0.77%) Mercurial
General
1 384 (26.83%) Finance
2 211 (14.74%) Banking
3 193 (13.49%) Retail
4 62 (4.33%) Manufacturing
5 55 (3.84%) Investment Banking
6 45 (3.14%) Financial Institution
7 33 (2.31%) Telecoms
8 27 (1.89%) Front Office
9 20 (1.40%) Automotive
9 20 (1.40%) Marketing
10 14 (0.98%) Back Office
11 13 (0.91%) Legal
12 11 (0.77%) Advertising
12 11 (0.77%) Publishing
12 11 (0.77%) Games
13 9 (0.63%) German Language
14 8 (0.56%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.49%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.28%) French Language
16 4 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 408 (28.51%) Developer
2 210 (14.68%) Java Developer
3 208 (14.54%) Architect
4 182 (12.72%) Analyst
5 109 (7.62%) Administrator
6 100 (6.99%) Consultant
7 78 (5.45%) WebSphere Developer
8 77 (5.38%) Solutions Architect
9 68 (4.75%) Project Manager
10 57 (3.98%) WebSphere Administrator
11 51 (3.56%) Business Analyst
12 47 (3.28%) Senior Developer
13 41 (2.87%) Designer
14 39 (2.73%) Support Analyst
15 37 (2.59%) Integration Architect
16 36 (2.52%) Technical Architect
17 33 (2.31%) WebSphere Specialist
18 31 (2.17%) Applications Support
19 30 (2.10%) Programmer
20 29 (2.03%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (21.17%) WebSphere MQ
2 301 (21.03%) J2EE
3 283 (19.78%) XML
4 227 (15.86%) Middleware
5 214 (14.95%) Web Services
6 191 (13.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 169 (11.81%) HTML
8 168 (11.74%) Spring
9 128 (8.94%) XSLT
10 124 (8.67%) CSS
11 121 (8.46%) JMS
12 118 (8.25%) JSP
13 108 (7.55%) SOAP
14 105 (7.34%) .NET
15 95 (6.64%) Ajax
16 89 (6.22%) Hibernate
17 85 (5.94%) Struts
18 78 (5.45%) JDBC
19 76 (5.31%) Java EE
20 60 (4.19%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 82 (5.73%) Mainframe
2 72 (5.03%) Clustering
3 64 (4.47%) DataPower
4 33 (2.31%) iSeries
4 33 (2.31%) Management Information System
4 33 (2.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 32 (2.24%) AS400
6 30 (2.10%) Derivative
7 28 (1.96%) Hedge funds
8 25 (1.75%) Open Source
9 22 (1.54%) Mobile App
10 20 (1.40%) Replication
11 18 (1.26%) SWIFT
12 17 (1.19%) Credit Derivative
13 16 (1.12%) N-Tier
14 15 (1.05%) Web 2.0
15 14 (0.98%) Computer Science
15 14 (0.98%) IBM Mainframe
16 12 (0.84%) PMI
17 11 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 467 (32.63%) Linux
2 366 (25.58%) UNIX
3 247 (17.26%) Windows
4 155 (10.83%) AIX
5 103 (7.20%) Solaris
6 90 (6.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 41 (2.87%) zOS
8 35 (2.45%) SELinux
9 18 (1.26%) SUSE
10 17 (1.19%) HPUX
10 17 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
11 14 (0.98%) Apple iOS
12 13 (0.91%) Android
13 11 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (0.77%) CentOS
14 10 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.49%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
17 2 (0.14%) Windows CE
17 2 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (14.61%) E-Commerce
2 196 (13.70%) SOA
3 125 (8.74%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (8.11%) ITIL
5 113 (7.90%) OO
6 107 (7.48%) Migration
7 75 (5.24%) Project Management
8 74 (5.17%) UML
9 72 (5.03%) Scrum
10 71 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
11 67 (4.68%) Configuration Management
12 64 (4.47%) Workflow
13 60 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
14 57 (3.98%) Software Engineering
15 56 (3.91%) Service Delivery
16 53 (3.70%) Release Management
17 47 (3.28%) Unit Testing
17 47 (3.28%) Continuous Improvement
18 46 (3.21%) Performance Tuning
19 45 (3.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 557 (38.92%) Java
2 366 (25.58%) SQL
3 204 (14.26%) JavaScript
4 114 (7.97%) Bash Shell
5 110 (7.69%) Python
6 102 (7.13%) Shell Script
7 99 (6.92%) Perl
8 54 (3.77%) PL/SQL
9 52 (3.63%) C
10 44 (3.07%) Ruby
11 37 (2.59%) Korn
11 37 (2.59%) C#
12 34 (2.38%) Jython
13 33 (2.31%) C++
14 31 (2.17%) PowerShell
15 29 (2.03%) XPath
16 20 (1.40%) VBScript
17 18 (1.26%) RPG
18 17 (1.19%) RPG IV
19 12 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 44 (3.07%) Degree
3 41 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.54%) ISEB
5 16 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (0.91%) PMI Certification
8 11 (0.77%) IBM WebSphere Certification
9 9 (0.63%) IBM Certification
10 7 (0.49%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.21%) RHCE
12 3 (0.21%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.21%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.14%) MCITP
13 2 (0.14%) CISA
13 2 (0.14%) RHCT
13 2 (0.14%) NCDA
13 2 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.00%) QA
2 27 (1.89%) ISO 9001
3 16 (1.12%) SLA
4 6 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.14%) JTAG
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.070%) Basel III
8 1 (0.070%) HL7
8 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 91 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
3 32 (2.24%) Active Directory
4 22 (1.54%) vCloud
5 20 (1.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 16 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
7 13 (0.91%) Xen
7 13 (0.91%) XenServer
8 12 (0.84%) vSphere
8 12 (0.84%) VMware ESX
9 11 (0.77%) NFS
9 11 (0.77%) SRDF
10 7 (0.49%) XenApp
10 7 (0.49%) Hyper-V
11 6 (0.42%) Shibboleth
12 5 (0.35%) OCFS2
13 4 (0.28%) RACF
14 3 (0.21%) KVM
14 3 (0.21%) RHEV
14 3 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 86 (6.01%) Tivoli
2 70 (4.89%) Puppet
3 16 (1.12%) CA Wily
4 14 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 13 (0.91%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 9 (0.63%) Vagrant
7 7 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.49%) CA SiteMinder
8 6 (0.42%) Control-M
8 6 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.35%) CA LISA
9 5 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Management
9 5 (0.35%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.28%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.28%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.28%) Ansible
11 3 (0.21%) Netcool
11 3 (0.21%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 3 (0.21%) YUM
Vendors
1 672 (46.96%) IBM
2 544 (38.02%) Oracle
3 139 (9.71%) JBoss
4 126 (8.81%) Microsoft
5 121 (8.46%) Red Hat
6 117 (8.18%) VMware
7 98 (6.85%) SAP
8 68 (4.75%) HP
9 52 (3.63%) ATG
10 42 (2.94%) Citrix
11 33 (2.31%) Sun
12 32 (2.24%) Sybase
13 28 (1.96%) TIBCO
13 28 (1.96%) Remedy
14 26 (1.82%) webMethods
15 24 (1.68%) EMC
16 23 (1.61%) Cognos
17 22 (1.54%) Software AG
18 21 (1.47%) Informatica
19 19 (1.33%) Adobe
London
Aquent
Rate: Up to £460 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Annapurna
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £120 - £170 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
East Riding
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £802.38 - £962.86 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 2 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Computer People
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Perth & Kinross
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago