The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for WebSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 68 32 50
Rank change year-on-year -36 +18  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 17 47 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.67% 4.56% 3.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.97% 24.87% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 16
Median daily rate £550 £425 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% +23.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -54.28%  

WebSphere is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 155 189 216
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 15.18% 18.35% 17.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 95 105
Median daily rate £363 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £275 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.84% +0.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.25 £15.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.00 £32.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing WebSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in Buckinghamshire

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WebSphere in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in Buckinghamshire

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in Buckinghamshire

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 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
Milton Keynes -33 12 £525 +27.27%
WebSphere
South East

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (37.50%) Java
4 11 (34.38%) Middleware
5 10 (31.25%) ITIL
6 9 (28.13%) Oracle
6 9 (28.13%) zOS
6 9 (28.13%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (25.00%) Unix
7 8 (25.00%) Banking
8 7 (21.88%) Scrum
8 7 (21.88%) Staffware
8 7 (21.88%) Linux
8 7 (21.88%) LDAP
8 7 (21.88%) ILOG
8 7 (21.88%) WebSphere MQ
8 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
8 7 (21.88%) IBM
8 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
8 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
8 7 (21.88%) DevOps
9 6 (18.75%) Mainframe
9 6 (18.75%) DB2
9 6 (18.75%) SQL
9 6 (18.75%) JIRA
10 5 (15.63%) Spring
10 5 (15.63%) J2EE
10 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
10 5 (15.63%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (15.63%) IIS

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 9 (28.13%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
3 5 (15.63%) IIS
3 5 (15.63%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (12.50%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (12.50%) OpenStack
4 4 (12.50%) Tomcat
5 3 (9.38%) Confluence
5 3 (9.38%) LiveCycle
5 3 (9.38%) SAS
6 2 (6.25%) Apache
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
7 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
7 1 (3.13%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 1 (3.13%) Liferay
7 1 (3.13%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Staffware
2 1 (3.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) OpenShift
1 5 (15.63%) PaaS
2 4 (12.50%) IaaS
3 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (9.38%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (6.25%) Google Analytics
4 2 (6.25%) Google Checkout
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) LDAP
2 5 (15.63%) HTTP
3 3 (9.38%) ATM
3 3 (9.38%) SSL
4 2 (6.25%) Internet
4 2 (6.25%) Intranet
4 2 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) DB2
2 3 (9.38%) MongoDB
2 3 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (6.25%) Endeca
4 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
2 6 (18.75%) JIRA
3 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 4 (12.50%) SonarQube
3 4 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (6.25%) Ant
4 2 (6.25%) Eclipse
4 2 (6.25%) Hudson
4 2 (6.25%) Maven
4 2 (6.25%) Subversion
5 1 (3.13%) Introscope
General
1 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (25.00%) Banking
3 4 (12.50%) Spanish Language
4 3 (9.38%) Retail
5 2 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Project Manager
2 7 (21.88%) Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Administrator
4 4 (12.50%) Deployment Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Middleware Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Technical Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Finance Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Finance Project Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Process Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Project Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Project Manager
5 3 (9.38%) WebSphere Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) Middleware
2 7 (21.88%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (15.63%) J2EE
3 5 (15.63%) Spring
3 5 (15.63%) Web Services
4 4 (12.50%) HTML
4 4 (12.50%) SOAP
5 3 (9.38%) Java EE
5 3 (9.38%) JDBC
5 3 (9.38%) JNDI
5 3 (9.38%) JSP
5 3 (9.38%) Struts
6 2 (6.25%) Ajax
6 2 (6.25%) CSS
6 2 (6.25%) EJB
6 2 (6.25%) Hibernate
6 2 (6.25%) JSTL
6 2 (6.25%) Lucene
6 2 (6.25%) Spring MVC
6 2 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Mainframe
2 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.38%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) DataPower
4 1 (3.13%) IVR
4 1 (3.13%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) zOS
2 8 (25.00%) Unix
3 7 (21.88%) Linux
4 3 (9.38%) Solaris
4 3 (9.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) ITIL
3 7 (21.88%) DevOps
3 7 (21.88%) Scrum
4 5 (15.63%) Project Management
5 4 (12.50%) Change Management
5 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 4 (12.50%) Logistics
5 4 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
6 3 (9.38%) Agile Project Management
6 3 (9.38%) BPMN
6 3 (9.38%) Garbage Collection
6 3 (9.38%) Kanban
6 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
6 3 (9.38%) Process Improvement
6 3 (9.38%) Release Management
6 3 (9.38%) Service Management
6 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) Java
2 6 (18.75%) SQL
3 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.63%) Python
4 3 (9.38%) Bash Shell
4 3 (9.38%) Jython
4 3 (9.38%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) APMG
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) CA Wily
3 2 (6.25%) Ansible
4 1 (3.13%) Mesos
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Oracle
2 7 (21.88%) IBM
2 7 (21.88%) ILOG
3 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.38%) Adobe
4 3 (9.38%) hybris
5 2 (6.25%) Coremetrics
5 2 (6.25%) Google
5 2 (6.25%) PayPal
6 1 (3.13%) ATG
6 1 (3.13%) Avaya
6 1 (3.13%) Cloudera
6 1 (3.13%) FatWire
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.13%) Remedy
6 1 (3.13%) TIBCO