Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for WebSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere over the 6 months to 20 November 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.

IBM WebSphere
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 174 197
Rank change year-on-year -23 +23 -25
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 49 74 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.69% 1.12% 0.82%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.78% 6.35% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 52 55
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £413 £406 £323
90th Percentile £595 £637 £575
Central London median daily rate £525 £450 £460
% change year-on-year +16.67% -2.17% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
City of London median hourly rate - - £62.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £62.50

WebSphere is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1025 1166 1509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.46% 17.68% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 917 1140
City of London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £277 £306 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £498 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +10.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 22
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £27.50 £56.12 £41.90
Central London median hourly rate £17.85 £18.45 £17.98
% change year-on-year -3.25% +2.61% +8.97%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing WebSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in the City of London

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in the City of London

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere in the City of London

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in the City of London

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the City of London region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 5 £550 -
WebSphere
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 28 (57.14%) IBM
2 25 (51.02%) Java
3 24 (48.98%) WebSphere MQ
4 23 (46.94%) Finance
5 21 (42.86%) Banking
6 19 (38.78%) Unix
7 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (28.57%) Web Services
9 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
9 13 (26.53%) Oracle
9 13 (26.53%) IBM Integration Bus
10 12 (24.49%) XML
10 12 (24.49%) Tomcat
11 11 (22.45%) Linux
11 11 (22.45%) Shell Script
11 11 (22.45%) C++
11 11 (22.45%) HTML
12 10 (20.41%) Middleware
12 10 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
12 10 (20.41%) Ansible
13 9 (18.37%) Jenkins
13 9 (18.37%) REST
13 9 (18.37%) Perl
13 9 (18.37%) Windows
13 9 (18.37%) SOAP
14 8 (16.33%) MQSeries
14 8 (16.33%) .NET
14 8 (16.33%) Maven
14 8 (16.33%) NoSQL
14 8 (16.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 12 (24.49%) Tomcat
2 8 (16.33%) MQSeries
3 7 (14.29%) JBoss
4 6 (12.24%) WebLogic
4 6 (12.24%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (10.20%) OpenStack
6 3 (6.12%) IIS
7 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
8 1 (2.04%) Apache
8 1 (2.04%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Retail
1 2 (4.08%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.12%) Bluemix
3 3 (6.12%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (6.12%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (4.08%) GitHub
5 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.04%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (2.04%) IaaS
5 1 (2.04%) PaaS
5 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) BIG-IP
1 1 (2.04%) Firewall
1 1 (2.04%) LDAP
1 1 (2.04%) NetScaler
1 1 (2.04%) SMS
1 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) NoSQL
2 5 (10.20%) MySQL
2 5 (10.20%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (10.20%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.12%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.08%) Sybase IQ
5 1 (2.04%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (18.37%) Jenkins
2 8 (16.33%) Maven
3 5 (10.20%) MSTest
3 5 (10.20%) NUnit
3 5 (10.20%) TeamCity
4 4 (8.16%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.12%) Ant
5 3 (6.12%) Gradle
5 3 (6.12%) Subversion
5 3 (6.12%) Vagrant
6 2 (4.08%) Bundler
6 2 (4.08%) gulp
6 2 (4.08%) Mockito
6 2 (4.08%) Spock
7 1 (2.04%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (2.04%) JIRA
7 1 (2.04%) JUnit
General
1 23 (46.94%) Finance
2 21 (42.86%) Banking
3 6 (12.24%) Retail
4 5 (10.20%) Retail Banking
5 4 (8.16%) Investment Banking
6 2 (4.08%) Back Office
7 1 (2.04%) Billing
7 1 (2.04%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Developer
2 10 (20.41%) Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) Integration Specialist
3 9 (18.37%) Java Developer
4 6 (12.24%) AWS Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Architect
6 4 (8.16%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.16%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Test Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) WebSphere Specialist
7 3 (6.12%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.12%) Middleware Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Middleware Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Support Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Support
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Support Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Unix Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (48.98%) WebSphere MQ
2 14 (28.57%) Web Services
3 13 (26.53%) IBM Integration Bus
4 12 (24.49%) XML
5 11 (22.45%) HTML
6 10 (20.41%) Middleware
7 9 (18.37%) REST
7 9 (18.37%) SOAP
8 8 (16.33%) .NET
9 7 (14.29%) Spring
10 5 (10.20%) AngularJS
10 5 (10.20%) HTML5
10 5 (10.20%) Java EE
10 5 (10.20%) Spring MVC
10 5 (10.20%) XSLT
11 4 (8.16%) CSS3
11 4 (8.16%) JPA
11 4 (8.16%) RESTful
11 4 (8.16%) Servlets
11 4 (8.16%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Derivative
2 3 (6.12%) AS400
2 3 (6.12%) Client/Server
2 3 (6.12%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) DataPower
4 1 (2.04%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) PKI
4 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.78%) Unix
2 11 (22.45%) Linux
3 9 (18.37%) Windows
4 8 (16.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (14.29%) DevOps
2 7 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 7 (14.29%) Migration
2 7 (14.29%) TDD
3 6 (12.24%) SOA
4 5 (10.20%) MVC
4 5 (10.20%) OO
4 5 (10.20%) Test Scripting
5 4 (8.16%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.16%) Investment Management
5 4 (8.16%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (6.12%) ITIL
6 3 (6.12%) Open Source
6 3 (6.12%) Project Management
6 3 (6.12%) Regression Testing
6 3 (6.12%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 25 (51.02%) Java
2 13 (26.53%) JavaScript
3 11 (22.45%) C++
3 11 (22.45%) Shell Script
4 9 (18.37%) Perl
5 8 (16.33%) XPath
6 7 (14.29%) SQL
7 6 (12.24%) PHP
8 4 (8.16%) Python
9 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.08%) ISEB
3 1 (2.04%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (20.41%) Ansible
2 6 (12.24%) Puppet
3 5 (10.20%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 28 (57.14%) IBM
2 13 (26.53%) Oracle
3 7 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.16%) Charles River
4 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.12%) ATG
6 2 (4.08%) Hyperion
6 2 (4.08%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (4.08%) Retek
6 2 (4.08%) SAP
6 2 (4.08%) Sybase
6 2 (4.08%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.04%) Citrix
7 1 (2.04%) Cognos
7 1 (2.04%) F5
7 1 (2.04%) Guidewire
7 1 (2.04%) hybris
7 1 (2.04%) Solace