Period
to 23 April 2018

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 6 months to 23 April 2018 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
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 134 141
Rank change year-on-year +27 +7 -20
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 91 55 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.05% 1.26% 1.04%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.33% 7.42% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 41 29
East of England median daily rate £488 £400 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.88% -6.98% +7.50%
10th Percentile £413 £255 £321
90th Percentile £619 £500 £606
England median daily rate £498 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +8.15% +8.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
East of England median hourly rate £34.02 - £35.00
England median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year -18.75% +15.11% -6.71%

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 East of England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 738 741 788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.64% 16.99% 15.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 467 428
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £246 £213 £190
90th Percentile £600 £563 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.94% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 17 45
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.96 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.21% -15.73% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.63 £8.75
90th Percentile £41.25 £38.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.10% +2.50% +6.95%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing WebSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 6 months to 23 April 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +25 51 £450 -10.00% 4
Essex +15 32 £450 +69.81% 7
Bedfordshire -15 7 £610 +57.42% 3
Norfolk -6 1 £550 +4.76%
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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 East of England region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 64 (70.33%) Java
2 57 (62.64%) IBM
3 34 (37.36%) E-Commerce
3 34 (37.36%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (34.07%) Retail
5 29 (31.87%) SQL
5 29 (31.87%) Problem-Solving
6 28 (30.77%) DNA
7 27 (29.67%) Oracle
8 24 (26.37%) Jenkins
9 23 (25.27%) WebSphere Application Server
10 21 (23.08%) Web Services
10 21 (23.08%) Git (software)
11 20 (21.98%) Spring
11 20 (21.98%) J2EE
12 19 (20.88%) Unix
13 18 (19.78%) DB2
14 17 (18.68%) Linux
15 16 (17.58%) JavaScript
15 16 (17.58%) Test Automation
15 16 (17.58%) Spring Boot
16 15 (16.48%) Time Management
16 15 (16.48%) Selenium
16 15 (16.48%) SOA
17 14 (15.38%) SOAP
17 14 (15.38%) IBM Integration Bus
17 14 (15.38%) JIRA
18 13 (14.29%) hybris
18 13 (14.29%) Finance
18 13 (14.29%) Middleware

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 23 (25.27%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (8.79%) Apache Solr
2 8 (8.79%) Confluence
3 5 (5.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (5.49%) CMS
3 5 (5.49%) JBoss
3 5 (5.49%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.40%) Commerce Server
4 4 (4.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (3.30%) Apache
6 2 (2.20%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.10%) IIS
7 1 (1.10%) Jetty
7 1 (1.10%) Mongrel
7 1 (1.10%) nginx
7 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (5.49%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (13.19%) Magento
2 1 (1.10%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.10%) Force.com
3 1 (1.10%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.10%) Route 53
3 1 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) HTTP
1 5 (5.49%) SSL
2 2 (2.20%) Firewall
3 1 (1.10%) DHCP
3 1 (1.10%) DNS
3 1 (1.10%) FTP
3 1 (1.10%) Internet
3 1 (1.10%) IPsec
3 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.78%) DB2
2 12 (13.19%) SQL Server
3 9 (9.89%) DbVisualizer
3 9 (9.89%) MySQL
4 6 (6.59%) Oracle Database
4 6 (6.59%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.20%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.20%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.10%) Jackrabbit
6 1 (1.10%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 24 (26.37%) Jenkins
2 21 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 15 (16.48%) Selenium
4 14 (15.38%) JIRA
5 11 (12.09%) Cucumber
5 11 (12.09%) Gradle
5 11 (12.09%) Maven
6 8 (8.79%) Ant
7 7 (7.69%) JUnit
8 6 (6.59%) SoapUI
8 6 (6.59%) Subversion
9 5 (5.49%) AccuRev
9 5 (5.49%) JMeter
10 4 (4.40%) Eclipse
10 4 (4.40%) Firebug
10 4 (4.40%) LoadRunner
10 4 (4.40%) The Grinder
10 4 (4.40%) WebDriver
11 3 (3.30%) Artifactory
12 1 (1.10%) Travis CI
General
1 31 (34.07%) Retail
2 13 (14.29%) Finance
3 8 (8.79%) Games
4 7 (7.69%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.40%) Marketing
6 2 (2.20%) Automotive
7 1 (1.10%) Legal
7 1 (1.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (35.16%) Developer
2 22 (24.18%) Architect
3 21 (23.08%) Java Developer
4 13 (14.29%) Analyst
4 13 (14.29%) Integration Architect
5 10 (10.99%) WebSphere Architect
6 9 (9.89%) Business Analyst
7 8 (8.79%) Project Manager
8 7 (7.69%) Senior Developer
8 7 (7.69%) WebSphere Developer
9 6 (6.59%) Tester
10 5 (5.49%) E-Commerce Analyst
10 5 (5.49%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
10 5 (5.49%) Retail Business Analyst
10 5 (5.49%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (4.40%) Automation Tester
11 4 (4.40%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (4.40%) E-Commerce Manager
11 4 (4.40%) Java WebSphere Developer
11 4 (4.40%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.08%) Web Services
2 20 (21.98%) J2EE
2 20 (21.98%) Spring
3 16 (17.58%) Spring Boot
4 14 (15.38%) IBM Integration Bus
4 14 (15.38%) SOAP
5 13 (14.29%) Middleware
6 12 (13.19%) RESTful
6 12 (13.19%) WebSphere MQ
7 11 (12.09%) AngularJS
7 11 (12.09%) REST
8 9 (9.89%) Gherkin
8 9 (9.89%) Struts
8 9 (9.89%) XML
9 8 (8.79%) HTML
10 7 (7.69%) JMS
11 6 (6.59%) Ajax
11 6 (6.59%) Java EE
11 6 (6.59%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (5.49%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.19%) Client/Server
2 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (9.89%) DataPower
4 2 (2.20%) Clustering
4 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.20%) Replication
5 1 (1.10%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.88%) Unix
2 17 (18.68%) Linux
3 7 (7.69%) Solaris
4 5 (5.49%) AIX
5 3 (3.30%) Windows
6 1 (1.10%) HPUX
6 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.10%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (37.36%) Agile Software Development
1 34 (37.36%) E-Commerce
2 29 (31.87%) Problem-Solving
3 28 (30.77%) DNA
4 16 (17.58%) Test Automation
5 15 (16.48%) SOA
5 15 (16.48%) Time Management
6 11 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (12.09%) DevOps
6 11 (12.09%) Test Strategy
6 11 (12.09%) Waterfall
7 10 (10.99%) Project Management
7 10 (10.99%) TDD
7 10 (10.99%) User Stories
8 9 (9.89%) Presales
8 9 (9.89%) Process Improvement
9 8 (8.79%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (8.79%) Pair Programming
10 7 (7.69%) Acceptance Criteria
10 7 (7.69%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (70.33%) Java
2 29 (31.87%) SQL
3 16 (17.58%) JavaScript
4 10 (10.99%) Bash Shell
5 6 (6.59%) PHP
6 5 (5.49%) Perl
7 4 (4.40%) AWK
7 4 (4.40%) Groovy
7 4 (4.40%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.30%) Python
8 3 (3.30%) Ruby
8 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.20%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.10%) C
10 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (4.40%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.20%) Degree
2 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) COBIT
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.10%) Docker
3 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (9.89%) Ansible
2 8 (8.79%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
3 5 (5.49%) Puppet
4 4 (4.40%) Grafana
4 4 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.10%) Packer
5 1 (1.10%) Terraform
5 1 (1.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 57 (62.64%) IBM
2 27 (29.67%) Oracle
3 13 (14.29%) hybris
4 6 (6.59%) Intershop
5 4 (4.40%) Adobe
5 4 (4.40%) AppDynamics
5 4 (4.40%) Dynatrace
5 4 (4.40%) New Relic
5 4 (4.40%) TIBCO
5 4 (4.40%) VMware
5 4 (4.40%) webMethods
6 2 (2.20%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (2.20%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.20%) WSO2
7 1 (1.10%) ATG
7 1 (1.10%) CA
7 1 (1.10%) Capita
7 1 (1.10%) HP
7 1 (1.10%) Red Hat