The median contractor rate for a WebSphere Specialist was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 June 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.

IBM WebSphere Specialist
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 419 419 409
Rank change year-on-year 0 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Specialist 3 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.015% 0.037% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.039% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 12
Median daily rate £525 £418 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.74% +30.46%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -20.00%  
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 19622 20610 22172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.89% 95.28% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14013 14955 15445
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 383
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -4.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

WebSphere Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere Specialist in London

WebSphere Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere Specialist in London

WebSphere Specialist Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, WebSphere Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (100.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) DataPower
2 2 (66.67%) XPath
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Banking

WebSphere Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 3 (100.00%) WebSphere
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (66.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) XPath
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM