Period
to 1 August 2021

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 1 August 2021 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 162 130 213
Rank change year-on-year -32 +83 -27
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 5 5 26
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.15% 0.21% 0.40%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.19% 1.57% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 13
10th Percentile £473 " £408
25th Percentile £488 £525 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £450
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +22.22% -14.29%
75th Percentile £569 £575 £525
90th Percentile £588 " £570
Central London median daily rate £525 £550 £475
% change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -9.52%

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 419 318 1,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.26% 13.63% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 224 887
10th Percentile £312 £337 £311
25th Percentile £425 £425 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £619 £588 £588
90th Percentile £688 £668 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 11
10th Percentile £22.00 £19.35 £12.98
25th Percentile £23.50 £25.88 £18.66
Median hourly rate £27.00 £37.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -28.00% +87.50% -
75th Percentile £30.50 £47.88 £21.75
90th Percentile £32.00 £53.65 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £33.78 £20.42
% change year-on-year -34.86% +65.44% +2.08%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing WebSphere as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for WebSphere in the City of London

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WebSphere in the City of London over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for WebSphere in the City of London

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for WebSphere in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Spring
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 1 (20.00%) SEPA
3 1 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (20.00%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Leadership
3 1 (20.00%) Architecture Roadmap
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (20.00%) MVVM
3 1 (20.00%) Puppet
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (20.00%) SWIFT

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 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (20.00%) FileNet
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) IBM UrbanCode
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
1 1 (20.00%) Maven
1 1 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) FileNet Consultant
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Payments Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Payments Solutions Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (40.00%) Spring
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) MSMQ
3 1 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (20.00%) Silverlight
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile Payment
1 1 (20.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) SDLC
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
2 1 (20.00%) Architecture Roadmap
2 1 (20.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Deployment Automation
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) MVVM
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Leadership
2 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Groovy
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
1 1 (20.00%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Ansible
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) MuleSoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) VMware