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 28 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 119 147
Rank change year-on-year -23 +28  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 24 46 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.74% 1.37% 1.01%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.78% 8.16% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 35 45
Median daily rate £498 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £360 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £683 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.65
% change year-on-year +14.28% -7.03%  

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 502 564 989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 15.38% 16.75% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 696 1204
Median daily rate £493 £450 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.44% +10.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £285 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £630 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 28 32
Median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.42% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £11.25 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £128.75 £22.00 £36.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 34 (64.15%) IBM
2 29 (54.72%) Java
2 29 (54.72%) Finance
2 29 (54.72%) Banking
3 21 (39.62%) WebSphere MQ
4 20 (37.74%) Oracle
5 17 (32.08%) SQL Server
6 14 (26.42%) SQL
6 14 (26.42%) XML
6 14 (26.42%) Windows
6 14 (26.42%) Middleware
7 13 (24.53%) Web Services
8 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (18.87%) Unix
9 10 (18.87%) SOA
10 9 (16.98%) ITIL
10 9 (16.98%) IIS
10 9 (16.98%) IBM Integration Bus
11 8 (15.09%) Spring
11 8 (15.09%) SWIFT
11 8 (15.09%) REST
11 8 (15.09%) SOAP
11 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
11 8 (15.09%) HTML
11 8 (15.09%) .NET
11 8 (15.09%) SEPA
12 7 (13.21%) J2EE
12 7 (13.21%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
12 7 (13.21%) 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 9 (16.98%) IIS
2 7 (13.21%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (11.32%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (9.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (9.43%) Tomcat
5 4 (7.55%) JBoss
5 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
5 4 (7.55%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.89%) Apache
6 1 (1.89%) Apache TomEE
6 1 (1.89%) Confluence
6 1 (1.89%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (1.89%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Exstream
1 1 (1.89%) Magento
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.66%) Bluemix
1 3 (5.66%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (5.66%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.77%) AMQP
2 2 (3.77%) Firewall
2 2 (3.77%) HTTP
2 2 (3.77%) Multicast
2 2 (3.77%) NAS
2 2 (3.77%) SSL
3 1 (1.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.89%) FTP
3 1 (1.89%) SNMP
3 1 (1.89%) SSH
3 1 (1.89%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.21%) Relational Database
3 5 (9.43%) Oracle Database
3 5 (9.43%) RDBMS
4 4 (7.55%) NoSQL
5 3 (5.66%) DB2
6 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.89%) Big Data
7 1 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.89%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.55%) Ant
2 4 (7.55%) Gradle
2 4 (7.55%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.55%) Maven
3 3 (5.66%) Subversion
3 3 (5.66%) TeamCity
3 3 (5.66%) Vagrant
4 2 (3.77%) Bundler
4 2 (3.77%) gulp
4 2 (3.77%) JIRA
4 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.89%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (1.89%) JUnit
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.89%) Selenium
5 1 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (54.72%) Banking
1 29 (54.72%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Retail
3 4 (7.55%) International Banking
3 4 (7.55%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Advertising
4 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.89%) German Language
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Developer
2 9 (16.98%) Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Applications Support
4 6 (11.32%) Architect
4 6 (11.32%) Java Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Applications Support Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Support Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Technical Architect
6 4 (7.55%) Consultant
6 4 (7.55%) Integration Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Integration Specialist
6 4 (7.55%) Payments Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Payments Architect
7 3 (5.66%) Release Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Digital Delivery Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Investment Banking Java Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Java Middleware Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Messaging Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Middleware Developer
8 2 (3.77%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (39.62%) WebSphere MQ
2 14 (26.42%) Middleware
2 14 (26.42%) XML
3 13 (24.53%) Web Services
4 9 (16.98%) IBM Integration Bus
5 8 (15.09%) .NET
5 8 (15.09%) HTML
5 8 (15.09%) REST
5 8 (15.09%) SOAP
5 8 (15.09%) Spring
6 7 (13.21%) J2EE
7 5 (9.43%) AngularJS
7 5 (9.43%) HTML5
7 5 (9.43%) Servlets
8 4 (7.55%) CSS
8 4 (7.55%) Java EE
8 4 (7.55%) JPA
9 3 (5.66%) JMS
9 3 (5.66%) RESTful
9 3 (5.66%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) SWIFT
2 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) DataPower
3 1 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.89%) Equities
3 1 (1.89%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) PKI
3 1 (1.89%) Robotics
3 1 (1.89%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.42%) Windows
2 10 (18.87%) Unix
3 7 (13.21%) Linux
4 6 (11.32%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.66%) Solaris
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.87%) SOA
3 9 (16.98%) ITIL
4 7 (13.21%) DevOps
4 7 (13.21%) Scrum
5 6 (11.32%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 6 (11.32%) Waterfall
6 5 (9.43%) Change Management
6 5 (9.43%) TOGAF
7 4 (7.55%) Multithreading
7 4 (7.55%) Open Source
7 4 (7.55%) SDLC
7 4 (7.55%) System Testing
8 3 (5.66%) ETL
8 3 (5.66%) High Availability
8 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (5.66%) MVC
8 3 (5.66%) OO
8 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.66%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 29 (54.72%) Java
2 14 (26.42%) SQL
3 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
4 7 (13.21%) Shell Script
5 6 (11.32%) C++
5 6 (11.32%) XPath
6 5 (9.43%) Python
7 4 (7.55%) Perl
8 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.77%) C
9 2 (3.77%) VB
10 1 (1.89%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.89%) C#
10 1 (1.89%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) IBM Certification
1 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.89%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.09%) SEPA
2 2 (3.77%) MiFID
2 2 (3.77%) SLA
3 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (5.66%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) Tivoli
2 4 (7.55%) Ansible
Vendors
1 34 (64.15%) IBM
2 20 (37.74%) Oracle
3 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.77%) hybris
4 2 (3.77%) IBM Sterling
4 2 (3.77%) Informatica
4 2 (3.77%) Serena
4 2 (3.77%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.89%) ATG
5 1 (1.89%) BEA
5 1 (1.89%) Blue Prism
5 1 (1.89%) F5
5 1 (1.89%) HP
5 1 (1.89%) Misys
5 1 (1.89%) Qualys
5 1 (1.89%) Remedy
5 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.89%) Splunk
5 1 (1.89%) Tableau
5 1 (1.89%) WorldPay