Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 142 148 208
Rank change year-on-year +6 +60 -23
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 8 9 39
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.30% 0.26% 0.59%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.16% 1.90% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 18
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £378 £488
Median % change year-on-year +58.94% -22.56% -11.36%
Central London median daily rate £600 £575 £500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +15.00% -9.09%

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 370 473 1,173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.67% 13.73% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 340 893
10th Percentile £305 £285 £308
25th Percentile £425 £413 £416
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £608 £600 £588
90th Percentile £675 £664 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
10th Percentile " £17.85 £15.10
25th Percentile £13.54 £22.13 £18.63
Median hourly rate £14.08 £25.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -43.70% +28.21% -0.64%
75th Percentile £14.61 £33.50 £33.75
90th Percentile " £47.90 £42.00
Central London median hourly rate £17.04 £25.00 £19.38
% change year-on-year -31.85% +29.03% -3.13%

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
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 11 May 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 8 (100.00%) IBM
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) Wireless
2 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Load Balancing
2 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (87.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (87.50%) vSphere
2 7 (87.50%) Red Hat
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix
2 7 (87.50%) DB2
2 7 (87.50%) LAN
2 7 (87.50%) WAN
2 7 (87.50%) VPN
2 7 (87.50%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (87.50%) Data Centre
3 5 (62.50%) TOGAF Certification
3 5 (62.50%) Technical Leadership
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) Juniper
3 5 (62.50%) TOGAF
3 5 (62.50%) RHCA
4 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (25.00%) Architecture Roadmap
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (25.00%) 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 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Firewall
1 7 (87.50%) LAN
1 7 (87.50%) VPN
1 7 (87.50%) WAN
1 7 (87.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) DB2
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Architect
1 7 (87.50%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix Architect
2 5 (62.50%) VMware Architect
2 5 (62.50%) WebSphere Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Payments Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Payments Solutions Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (12.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (25.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (87.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Load Balancing
2 5 (62.50%) Technical Leadership
2 5 (62.50%) TOGAF
3 2 (25.00%) Architecture Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) RHCA
1 5 (62.50%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) VMware ESXi
1 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (87.50%) vSphere
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) IBM
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Red Hat
2 7 (87.50%) VMware
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) Juniper