The median contractor rate for a WebSphere Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere Architect
England / London
Rank 398 420 417
Rank change year-on-year +22 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Architect 8 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.041% 0.090% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.095% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 2
Median daily rate £550 £475 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.78% +11.43%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £488 £575
% change year-on-year +1.53% -15.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18466 21022 19969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 95.00% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13132 15064 13780
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 284 366
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -11.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.55 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

WebSphere Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured WebSphere Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere Architect in London

WebSphere Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WebSphere Architect in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere Architect in London

WebSphere Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, WebSphere Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring WebSphere Architect in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (54.55%) EDI
2 6 (54.55%) B2B
2 6 (54.55%) Supplier Management
3 5 (45.45%) EDIFACT
4 3 (27.27%) IBM
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (18.18%) DevOps
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) J2EE
5 2 (18.18%) XML
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) ETL
6 1 (9.09%) Banking
6 1 (9.09%) Retail
6 1 (9.09%) Spring
6 1 (9.09%) Logistics
6 1 (9.09%) Data Security
6 1 (9.09%) Workflow
6 1 (9.09%) Finance
6 1 (9.09%) Automotive
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (9.09%) Ab Initio
6 1 (9.09%) MQSeries
6 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 1 (9.09%) MySQL

WebSphere Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 11 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) MQSeries
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (9.09%) Akamai
3 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (9.09%) CloudFront
3 1 (9.09%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (9.09%) SoftLayer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (9.09%) Automotive
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) EDI
2 5 (45.45%) EDIFACT
3 2 (18.18%) J2EE
3 2 (18.18%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) Backbone.js
4 1 (9.09%) EJB
4 1 (9.09%) JSON
4 1 (9.09%) JSP
4 1 (9.09%) Middleware
4 1 (9.09%) REST
4 1 (9.09%) SOAP
4 1 (9.09%) Spring
4 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) DataPower
2 1 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) B2B
1 6 (54.55%) Supplier Management
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) DevOps
2 2 (18.18%) ETL
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Business Transformation
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (9.09%) Data Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Data Governance
3 1 (9.09%) Data Integration
3 1 (9.09%) Data Security
3 1 (9.09%) IT Strategy
3 1 (9.09%) Logistics
3 1 (9.09%) Microservices
3 1 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Software Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Ab Initio
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (9.09%) Talend
2 1 (9.09%) TIBCO