Period
to 2 March 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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 124 183 184
Rank change year-on-year +59 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 10 11 68
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.44% 0.24% 1.00%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.34% 1.62% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 45
Median daily rate £588 £378 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.63% -31.36% -
10th Percentile £536 £332 £500
90th Percentile £600 £683 £615
Central London median daily rate £588 £490 £550
% change year-on-year +19.90% -10.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 299 681 1,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.22% 14.90% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 519 954
Median daily rate £525 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £278 £290 £275
90th Percentile £660 £644 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 14
Median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +30.72% -4.38%
Median hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £18.76
% change year-on-year -11.54% +38.59% -6.20%

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 2 March 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 (80.00%) Linux
1 8 (80.00%) IBM
1 8 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (70.00%) vSphere
2 7 (70.00%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (70.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Citrix
2 7 (70.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) WAN
2 7 (70.00%) VPN
2 7 (70.00%) DB2
2 7 (70.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (70.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) Wireless
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (50.00%) TOGAF Certification
3 5 (50.00%) Technical Leadership
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 5 (50.00%) Juniper
3 5 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 5 (50.00%) RHCA
4 3 (30.00%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (20.00%) SEPA
5 2 (20.00%) Architecture Roadmap
5 2 (20.00%) SWIFT
5 2 (20.00%) Jenkins

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 (10.00%) Confluence
1 1 (10.00%) IBM Transformation Extender
1 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) AWS
1 1 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (10.00%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (10.00%) Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Firewall
1 7 (70.00%) LAN
1 7 (70.00%) VPN
1 7 (70.00%) WAN
1 7 (70.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Ant
2 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Gradle
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) JMeter
2 1 (10.00%) JUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Maven
2 1 (10.00%) Mockito
2 1 (10.00%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Architect
1 7 (70.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix Architect
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Architect
2 5 (50.00%) WebSphere Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Payments Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Payments Solutions Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Java Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (10.00%) J2EE
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
2 1 (10.00%) RxJava
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) Spring
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (30.00%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (20.00%) SWIFT
4 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
1 8 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (10.00%) CentOS
2 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (50.00%) Technical Leadership
2 5 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (20.00%) Architecture Roadmap
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) API Development
4 1 (10.00%) Application Performance Management
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) EAI
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (10.00%) Multithreaded Programming
4 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) SDLC
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) RHCA
1 5 (50.00%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) VMware ESXi
1 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (70.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Ansible
1 1 (10.00%) Consul
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (10.00%) Pingdom
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
1 1 (10.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) IBM
2 7 (70.00%) Citrix
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 5 (50.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) AppDynamics
4 1 (10.00%) Atlassian
4 1 (10.00%) PagerDuty