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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere
London / City of London
Rank 126 113 123
Rank change year-on-year -13 +10  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 29 46 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.96% 1.38% 1.44%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.05% 8.36% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 52
Median daily rate £550 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £624
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 the City of London with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 574 550 831
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 18.94% 16.54% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 409 612
Median daily rate £475 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 22
Median hourly rate £28.67 £26.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.25% +18.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 £17.80 £14.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.07
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.00%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in the City of London

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 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 City of London region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 41 (71.93%) Finance
2 30 (52.63%) Oracle
3 28 (49.12%) Banking
4 27 (47.37%) IBM
5 26 (45.61%) Windows
6 23 (40.35%) Java
7 22 (38.60%) SQL
8 20 (35.09%) SQL Server
8 20 (35.09%) WebSphere MQ
9 19 (33.33%) Linux
10 15 (26.32%) XML
10 15 (26.32%) SEPA
11 13 (22.81%) Oracle Database
11 13 (22.81%) Unix
11 13 (22.81%) Middleware
11 13 (22.81%) IBM Integration Bus
12 11 (19.30%) Tomcat
12 11 (19.30%) IIS
12 11 (19.30%) .NET
13 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
13 10 (17.54%) SWIFT
14 9 (15.79%) Anti-Money Laundering
14 9 (15.79%) Windows Server
15 8 (14.04%) ITIL
15 8 (14.04%) Web Services
15 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
16 7 (12.28%) Retail
16 7 (12.28%) International Banking
16 7 (12.28%) Waterfall
16 7 (12.28%) Perl

WebSphere
Top Related 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 11 (19.30%) IIS
1 11 (19.30%) Tomcat
2 7 (12.28%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (8.77%) WebLogic
4 4 (7.02%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (3.51%) JBoss
5 2 (3.51%) MQSeries
5 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.75%) Apache
6 1 (1.75%) CMS
6 1 (1.75%) Confluence
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Office
1 1 (1.75%) MS Project
1 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Exstream
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (3.51%) Temenos T24
3 1 (1.75%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) NAS
1 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.26%) FTP
3 2 (3.51%) AMQP
3 2 (3.51%) Firewall
3 2 (3.51%) HTTP
3 2 (3.51%) HTTPS
3 2 (3.51%) Kerberos
3 2 (3.51%) LDAP
3 2 (3.51%) Multicast
3 2 (3.51%) Network Security
3 2 (3.51%) SSL
4 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.75%) LAN
4 1 (1.75%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.75%) SSH
4 1 (1.75%) VPN
4 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (35.09%) SQL Server
2 13 (22.81%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.02%) DB2
4 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.51%) Big Data
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.75%) MySQL
6 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.75%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Eclipse
1 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.26%) JIRA
2 3 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (3.51%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (3.51%) Subversion
3 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.75%) JUnit
4 1 (1.75%) Maven
4 1 (1.75%) Mockito
4 1 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.75%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (1.75%) Spock
4 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (71.93%) Finance
2 28 (49.12%) Banking
3 7 (12.28%) International Banking
3 7 (12.28%) Retail
4 3 (5.26%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (29.82%) Analyst
2 9 (15.79%) Applications Support
2 9 (15.79%) Architect
2 9 (15.79%) Payments Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) Applications Support Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) Support Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) Banking Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Consultant
5 5 (8.77%) Technical Architect
6 4 (7.02%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Integration Specialist
7 3 (5.26%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Middleware Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Payments Architect
7 3 (5.26%) WebSphere Developer
7 3 (5.26%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.09%) WebSphere MQ
2 15 (26.32%) XML
3 13 (22.81%) IBM Integration Bus
3 13 (22.81%) Middleware
4 11 (19.30%) .NET
5 8 (14.04%) Web Services
6 7 (12.28%) SOAP
7 6 (10.53%) HTML
7 6 (10.53%) J2EE
8 5 (8.77%) XSLT
9 4 (7.02%) JSP
9 4 (7.02%) Servlets
10 3 (5.26%) JMS
10 3 (5.26%) Spring
11 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
11 2 (3.51%) JSF
11 2 (3.51%) REST
11 2 (3.51%) SailPoint
11 2 (3.51%) SPML
11 2 (3.51%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) SWIFT
2 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.26%) Equities
2 3 (5.26%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.75%) Clustering
4 1 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) PKI
4 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Robotics
4 1 (1.75%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (45.61%) Windows
2 19 (33.33%) Linux
3 13 (22.81%) Unix
4 9 (15.79%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.26%) Solaris
5 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) Anti-Money Laundering
2 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (14.04%) ITIL
3 7 (12.28%) Scrum
3 7 (12.28%) Waterfall
4 5 (8.77%) Asset Management
4 5 (8.77%) DevOps
4 5 (8.77%) SOA
4 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (8.77%) TOGAF
5 4 (7.02%) System Testing
6 3 (5.26%) Change Management
6 3 (5.26%) Data Modelling
6 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (5.26%) IT Strategy
6 3 (5.26%) SDLC
6 3 (5.26%) Unit Testing
7 2 (3.51%) ERP
7 2 (3.51%) Migration
7 2 (3.51%) OO
Programming Languages
1 23 (40.35%) Java
2 22 (38.60%) SQL
3 7 (12.28%) Perl
4 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.77%) Shell Script
6 4 (7.02%) XPath
7 3 (5.26%) C
7 3 (5.26%) C++
7 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.26%) Python
8 2 (3.51%) BeanShell
8 2 (3.51%) R
8 2 (3.51%) VB
9 1 (1.75%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.75%) C#
9 1 (1.75%) Korn
9 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.75%) Ruby
9 1 (1.75%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 1 (1.75%) CISSP
1 1 (1.75%) Degree
1 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.75%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (26.32%) SEPA
2 2 (3.51%) QA
3 1 (1.75%) COBIT
3 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.75%) MiFID
3 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.75%) SLA
3 1 (1.75%) TARGET2
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.51%) Docker
4 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.51%) Ansible
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (52.63%) Oracle
2 27 (47.37%) IBM
3 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.02%) Serena
5 3 (5.26%) HP
5 3 (5.26%) Temenos
5 3 (5.26%) WorldPay
6 2 (3.51%) Informatica
6 2 (3.51%) jBASE
6 2 (3.51%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (3.51%) TIBCO
6 2 (3.51%) Workday
7 1 (1.75%) Actuate
7 1 (1.75%) BMC
7 1 (1.75%) F5
7 1 (1.75%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (1.75%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.75%) Qualys
7 1 (1.75%) Splunk
7 1 (1.75%) Tableau
City, London
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 4 days ago