The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 24 April 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
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 92 97
Rank change year-on-year +8 +5  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 38 35 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.81% 1.34% 1.59%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.56% 8.39% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 23
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £307 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £515 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £423 £420
% change year-on-year +2.36% +0.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year - -4.16%  

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 East of England with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 360 417 591
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.18% 15.93% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 230 345
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 40
Median hourly rate £19.00 £13.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.15% -44.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.38 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £57.50 £41.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WebSphere in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in the East of England

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere in the East of England

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in the East of England

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire +9 13 £388 -8.82%
Hertfordshire +8 10 £500 +14.28% 1
Essex -20 9 £265 -33.75%
Cambridgeshire - 4 £500 -
Norfolk +1 2 £525 -4.54% 1
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 East of England region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 45 (81.82%) Java
2 42 (76.36%) IBM
3 37 (67.27%) XML
4 28 (50.91%) JavaScript
5 26 (47.27%) J2EE
6 24 (43.64%) OO
7 23 (41.82%) SQL
7 23 (41.82%) HTML
8 22 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (38.18%) Unix
10 20 (36.36%) .NET
11 18 (32.73%) IBM Integration Bus
12 16 (29.09%) Linux
12 16 (29.09%) CSS
13 15 (27.27%) Web Services
13 15 (27.27%) Oracle
13 15 (27.27%) WebSphere MQ
13 15 (27.27%) TDD
14 14 (25.45%) Ajax
14 14 (25.45%) JSP
14 14 (25.45%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (23.64%) WebSphere Application Server
16 12 (21.82%) RAD
16 12 (21.82%) SOA
16 12 (21.82%) XHTML
17 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
17 11 (20.00%) Ant
18 9 (16.36%) Open Source
18 9 (16.36%) HTML5
18 9 (16.36%) Sass

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 13 (23.64%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (12.73%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (10.91%) Tomcat
4 5 (9.09%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 5 (9.09%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (7.27%) WebLogic
6 3 (5.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Apache
6 3 (5.45%) CMS
6 3 (5.45%) IIS
6 3 (5.45%) Jetty
6 3 (5.45%) Mongrel
6 3 (5.45%) nginx
7 2 (3.64%) JBoss
7 2 (3.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.82%) Anypoint
8 1 (1.82%) Confluence
8 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (9.09%) SAP HCM
2 2 (3.64%) Magento
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.82%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (9.09%) Boomi
1 5 (9.09%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (7.27%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (7.27%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (5.45%) Google Analytics
3 3 (5.45%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.82%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.73%) HTTP
2 5 (9.09%) SSL
2 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.45%) DHCP
3 3 (5.45%) DNS
3 3 (5.45%) FTP
3 3 (5.45%) IPsec
4 2 (3.64%) HTTPS
4 2 (3.64%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) Relational Database
2 5 (9.09%) DB2
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.64%) DbVisualizer
4 2 (3.64%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Ant
2 9 (16.36%) Jenkins
3 8 (14.55%) Eclipse
4 6 (10.91%) Cucumber
4 6 (10.91%) Git (software)
5 5 (9.09%) JUnit
6 4 (7.27%) JIRA
6 4 (7.27%) Maven
6 4 (7.27%) Selenium
6 4 (7.27%) SoapUI
7 3 (5.45%) Rational Application Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Subversion
7 3 (5.45%) Travis CI
8 2 (3.64%) AccuRev
8 2 (3.64%) Appium
8 2 (3.64%) Gradle
8 2 (3.64%) Lombardi
8 2 (3.64%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.82%) Bitbucket
General
1 6 (10.91%) Retail
2 3 (5.45%) Legal
2 3 (5.45%) Marketing
3 2 (3.64%) Finance
4 1 (1.82%) Automotive
4 1 (1.82%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (67.27%) Developer
2 22 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 12 (21.82%) WebSphere Developer
4 11 (20.00%) Integration Developer
5 6 (10.91%) Senior Developer
5 6 (10.91%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Java WebSphere Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Process Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Systems Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Architect
8 3 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Management Consultant
9 2 (3.64%) Process Consultant
9 2 (3.64%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (67.27%) XML
2 26 (47.27%) J2EE
3 23 (41.82%) HTML
4 20 (36.36%) .NET
5 18 (32.73%) IBM Integration Bus
6 16 (29.09%) CSS
7 15 (27.27%) Web Services
7 15 (27.27%) WebSphere MQ
8 14 (25.45%) Ajax
8 14 (25.45%) JSP
9 12 (21.82%) XHTML
10 9 (16.36%) HTML5
10 9 (16.36%) LESS
10 9 (16.36%) Sass
11 8 (14.55%) JSON
11 8 (14.55%) Servlets
12 7 (12.73%) Spring
13 6 (10.91%) RESTful
13 6 (10.91%) SOAP
13 6 (10.91%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.55%) DataPower
3 5 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.45%) Virtual Team
4 3 (5.45%) Web 2.0
5 2 (3.64%) Clustering
5 2 (3.64%) Replication
6 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.18%) Unix
2 16 (29.09%) Linux
3 6 (10.91%) Solaris
4 5 (9.09%) Windows
5 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.82%) CentOS
6 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (43.64%) OO
2 22 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (27.27%) TDD
4 14 (25.45%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (21.82%) RAD
5 12 (21.82%) SOA
6 9 (16.36%) DevOps
6 9 (16.36%) Open Source
7 8 (14.55%) Configuration Management
7 8 (14.55%) Software Engineering
7 8 (14.55%) UML
8 6 (10.91%) API Development
8 6 (10.91%) B2C
8 6 (10.91%) BDD
8 6 (10.91%) CRM
8 6 (10.91%) E-Commerce
8 6 (10.91%) Extreme Programming
8 6 (10.91%) Pair Programming
8 6 (10.91%) Unit Testing
9 5 (9.09%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (81.82%) Java
2 28 (50.91%) JavaScript
3 23 (41.82%) SQL
4 6 (10.91%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.82%) C
5 1 (1.82%) C#
5 1 (1.82%) Perl
5 1 (1.82%) Python
5 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.82%) IBM Certification
2 1 (1.82%) OCPJP
2 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (5.45%) Xen
2 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 3 (5.45%) Puppet
3 1 (1.82%) Ansible
3 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.82%) Pingdom
3 1 (1.82%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 42 (76.36%) IBM
2 15 (27.27%) Oracle
3 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (12.73%) Google
5 5 (9.09%) Dell
5 5 (9.09%) SAP
6 3 (5.45%) Adobe
6 3 (5.45%) FatWire
6 3 (5.45%) Omniture
6 3 (5.45%) VMware
7 2 (3.64%) hybris
8 1 (1.82%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.82%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (1.82%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.82%) PagerDuty
8 1 (1.82%) Pega
8 1 (1.82%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.82%) Sun
8 1 (1.82%) WSO2