The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 3 months to 26 June 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 / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 177 173
Rank change year-on-year -68 -4  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 193 299 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.93% 1.40% 1.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.46% 7.51% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 180 178
Median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £359 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -36.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  

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 London with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 3538 3979 4359
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.04% 18.61% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2484 2873 2915
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 100
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -11.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £34.54 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +19.04%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in London

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere in London

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in London

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
City of London -24 25 £498 +4.73% 10
Docklands, London +1 2 £575 -
Canary Wharf +1 2 £575 -11.53%
Hayes - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £515 -
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 London region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 268 (66.83%) Java
2 185 (46.13%) IBM
3 152 (37.91%) Agile Software Development
4 149 (37.16%) Oracle
5 122 (30.42%) Web Services
6 103 (25.69%) WebSphere MQ
7 102 (25.44%) Finance
8 101 (25.19%) SQL
9 100 (24.94%) Banking
10 93 (23.19%) XML
11 92 (22.94%) SOAP
11 92 (22.94%) Spring
12 90 (22.44%) Unix
13 88 (21.95%) Linux
14 87 (21.70%) E-Commerce
15 86 (21.45%) J2EE
16 81 (20.20%) Tomcat
17 80 (19.95%) Retail
18 76 (18.95%) WebLogic
19 73 (18.20%) Middleware
19 73 (18.20%) TDD
20 72 (17.96%) REST
21 69 (17.21%) JavaScript
22 64 (15.96%) Continuous Integration
23 63 (15.71%) IBM Integration Bus
24 60 (14.96%) JBoss
25 59 (14.71%) Apache
26 58 (14.46%) OO
27 57 (14.21%) HTML
28 55 (13.72%) SQL Server

WebSphere
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 81 (20.20%) Tomcat
2 76 (18.95%) WebLogic
3 60 (14.96%) JBoss
4 59 (14.71%) Apache
5 54 (13.47%) WebSphere Application Server
6 44 (10.97%) IIS
7 21 (5.24%) OpenStack
7 21 (5.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 18 (4.49%) Elasticsearch
9 17 (4.24%) Mule
10 14 (3.49%) CMS
10 14 (3.49%) GlassFish
11 13 (3.24%) MQSeries
12 11 (2.74%) Apache Solr
12 11 (2.74%) nginx
12 11 (2.74%) WebSphere Portal
13 8 (2.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 8 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (2.00%) Confluence
13 8 (2.00%) CoreMedia CMS
Applications
1 8 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (3.49%) Magento
2 7 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.50%) Fredhopper
4 4 (1.00%) Murex MxG2000
5 2 (0.50%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.50%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.50%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.25%) Exstream
6 1 (0.25%) Maximo
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Utilities
6 1 (0.25%) Pega PRPC
6 1 (0.25%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.25%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 53 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (9.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.74%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.50%) IBM Cloud
5 4 (1.00%) Akamai
5 4 (1.00%) Bluemix
6 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.50%) CloudFront
7 2 (0.50%) Force.com
7 2 (0.50%) GitHub
7 2 (0.50%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.50%) IaaS
7 2 (0.50%) PaaS
8 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.25%) Office 365
8 1 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.25%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (9.23%) HTTP
2 29 (7.23%) SSL
3 24 (5.99%) DNS
4 19 (4.74%) Firewall
5 17 (4.24%) TCP/IP
6 11 (2.74%) Internet
7 10 (2.49%) FTP
8 7 (1.75%) Network Security
9 5 (1.25%) Multicast
10 4 (1.00%) AMQP
10 4 (1.00%) SMTP
10 4 (1.00%) SSH
10 4 (1.00%) WAN
11 3 (0.75%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.75%) IPsec
11 3 (0.75%) NAS
11 3 (0.75%) SAN
11 3 (0.75%) SNMP
12 2 (0.50%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.50%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (13.72%) SQL Server
2 46 (11.47%) DB2
2 46 (11.47%) MySQL
3 35 (8.73%) NoSQL
4 26 (6.48%) Relational Database
5 24 (5.99%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (5.49%) Oracle Database
7 16 (3.99%) MongoDB
8 14 (3.49%) DbVisualizer
8 14 (3.49%) RDBMS
9 12 (2.99%) Hadoop
10 10 (2.49%) Big Data
11 7 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.75%) DataStax
11 7 (1.75%) Endeca
12 5 (1.25%) HBase
12 5 (1.25%) MS Access
13 4 (1.00%) Apache Hive
13 4 (1.00%) DataStage
13 4 (1.00%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 49 (12.22%) Git (software)
2 41 (10.22%) JIRA
3 40 (9.98%) Jenkins
4 30 (7.48%) Maven
5 22 (5.49%) NUnit
6 21 (5.24%) MSTest
7 20 (4.99%) JUnit
8 18 (4.49%) Selenium
9 17 (4.24%) Ant
10 16 (3.99%) Cucumber
10 16 (3.99%) Subversion
11 15 (3.74%) Mockito
12 14 (3.49%) TeamCity
12 14 (3.49%) Visual Studio
13 13 (3.24%) WebDriver
14 11 (2.74%) Bitbucket
14 11 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (2.00%) Hudson
15 8 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
15 8 (2.00%) Vagrant
General
1 102 (25.44%) Finance
2 100 (24.94%) Banking
3 80 (19.95%) Retail
4 13 (3.24%) Games
5 12 (2.99%) Front Office
6 11 (2.74%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.75%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.50%) Back Office
9 5 (1.25%) Advertising
9 5 (1.25%) Aerospace
10 4 (1.00%) International Banking
11 3 (0.75%) Marketing
11 3 (0.75%) Publishing
12 2 (0.50%) Billing
12 2 (0.50%) Law
12 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.25%) German Language
13 1 (0.25%) Legal
13 1 (0.25%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 157 (39.15%) Developer
2 83 (20.70%) Java Developer
3 77 (19.20%) Architect
4 33 (8.23%) WebSphere Developer
5 29 (7.23%) Solutions Architect
6 27 (6.73%) Senior Developer
7 26 (6.48%) Analyst
8 21 (5.24%) Full Stack Developer
9 18 (4.49%) Integration Architect
10 17 (4.24%) Consultant
10 17 (4.24%) Technical Architect
11 16 (3.99%) Integration Developer
12 15 (3.74%) WebSphere Architect
13 14 (3.49%) Hybris Developer
14 13 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
14 13 (3.24%) Senior Java Developer
15 12 (2.99%) Automation Tester
15 12 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 12 (2.99%) Integration Specialist
15 12 (2.99%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (30.42%) Web Services
2 103 (25.69%) WebSphere MQ
3 93 (23.19%) XML
4 92 (22.94%) SOAP
4 92 (22.94%) Spring
5 86 (21.45%) J2EE
6 73 (18.20%) Middleware
7 72 (17.96%) REST
8 63 (15.71%) IBM Integration Bus
9 57 (14.21%) HTML
10 54 (13.47%) .NET
11 52 (12.97%) RESTful
12 43 (10.72%) CSS
12 43 (10.72%) XSLT
13 42 (10.47%) JSON
14 38 (9.48%) JMS
15 35 (8.73%) JSP
16 33 (8.23%) JDBC
17 32 (7.98%) AngularJS
18 30 (7.48%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (8.23%) Computer Science
3 26 (6.48%) DataPower
4 15 (3.74%) SWIFT
5 13 (3.24%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (2.49%) Virtual Team
7 9 (2.24%) iPad
7 9 (2.24%) User Experience
8 8 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (2.00%) PKI
9 7 (1.75%) Derivative
10 6 (1.50%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.50%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.50%) Robotics
11 5 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.25%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.00%) Equities
12 4 (1.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 90 (22.44%) Unix
2 88 (21.95%) Linux
3 45 (11.22%) Windows
4 23 (5.74%) Solaris
5 18 (4.49%) Windows Server
6 16 (3.99%) AIX
7 10 (2.49%) HPUX
7 10 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (2.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.50%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (1.25%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.00%) zOS
11 3 (0.75%) Android
11 3 (0.75%) SUSE
11 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.50%) VMS
13 1 (0.25%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (37.91%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (21.70%) E-Commerce
3 73 (18.20%) TDD
4 64 (15.96%) Continuous Integration
5 58 (14.46%) OO
6 53 (13.22%) Scrum
7 47 (11.72%) SOA
8 46 (11.47%) DevOps
9 42 (10.47%) Open Source
10 32 (7.98%) High Availability
11 30 (7.48%) SDLC
11 30 (7.48%) Test Automation
12 29 (7.23%) MVC
13 27 (6.73%) ITIL
14 26 (6.48%) BDD
15 25 (6.23%) Mentoring
16 23 (5.74%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 23 (5.74%) UML
17 21 (5.24%) System Testing
18 20 (4.99%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 268 (66.83%) Java
2 101 (25.19%) SQL
3 69 (17.21%) JavaScript
4 42 (10.47%) Shell Script
5 32 (7.98%) Perl
6 29 (7.23%) C++
6 29 (7.23%) Python
7 28 (6.98%) PowerShell
8 22 (5.49%) Bash Shell
9 21 (5.24%) C
9 21 (5.24%) C#
10 19 (4.74%) XPath
11 12 (2.99%) VB
12 10 (2.49%) Ruby
13 9 (2.24%) PHP
13 9 (2.24%) PL/SQL
14 8 (2.00%) Korn
14 8 (2.00%) Scala
15 6 (1.50%) Jython
16 5 (1.25%) VC++
Qualifications
1 33 (8.23%) Degree
2 7 (1.75%) CISA
2 7 (1.75%) CISM
2 7 (1.75%) CISSP
2 7 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.25%) IBM Certification
3 5 (1.25%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.75%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.75%) PMP
5 2 (0.50%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.99%) QA
2 11 (2.74%) MiFID
2 11 (2.74%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.49%) SEPA
4 6 (1.50%) FedRAMP
4 6 (1.50%) SLA
5 3 (0.75%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.50%) FATCA
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 15022
System Software
1 14 (3.49%) Docker
2 10 (2.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 9 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.00%) Apache Flume
4 8 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.50%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.00%) HDFS
7 3 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.75%) vSphere
7 3 (0.75%) Xen
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.25%) iptables
9 1 (0.25%) KVM
9 1 (0.25%) NFS
9 1 (0.25%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.25%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.25%) SRDF
9 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 45 (11.22%) Ansible
2 43 (10.72%) Puppet
3 39 (9.73%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (3.24%) Tivoli
5 7 (1.75%) Kibana
5 7 (1.75%) logstash
5 7 (1.75%) Nagios
6 5 (1.25%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.75%) CFEngine
8 3 (0.75%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (0.75%) SCCM
9 2 (0.50%) CloudForms
9 2 (0.50%) Mesos
10 1 (0.25%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.25%) MOM
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 1 (0.25%) yum
Vendors
1 185 (46.13%) IBM
2 149 (37.16%) Oracle
3 46 (11.47%) Microsoft
4 41 (10.22%) hybris
5 28 (6.98%) ATG
6 21 (5.24%) Adobe
7 20 (4.99%) VMware
8 14 (3.49%) Red Hat
9 12 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (2.49%) Informatica
10 10 (2.49%) TIBCO
11 9 (2.24%) Demandware
12 8 (2.00%) Cloudera
12 8 (2.00%) Pega
13 7 (1.75%) Google
13 7 (1.75%) Splunk
14 6 (1.50%) Bloomberg
14 6 (1.50%) IBM Sterling
14 6 (1.50%) Omniture
14 6 (1.50%) Sybase
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago