Period
to

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 6 months to 23 May 2022 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
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 434 389 342
Rank change year-on-year -45 -47 -17
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 143 83 91
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.34% 0.46%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.94% 2.45% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 37 36
10th Percentile £427 £429 £344
25th Percentile £500 £461 £404
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £590 £525 £463
Median % change year-on-year +12.38% +13.51% -13.95%
75th Percentile £640 £600 £560
90th Percentile £759 £625 £613
England median daily rate £590 £535 £507
% change year-on-year +10.28% +5.47% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £67.19 -
England median hourly rate - £67.19 -

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 London with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 4,864 3,389 3,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.71% 13.96% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,432 2,413 2,089
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
25th Percentile £460 £418 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £565 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.24% +2.50% -4.76%
75th Percentile £675 £613 £600
90th Percentile £775 £688 £700
England median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 24
10th Percentile £20.78 £20.00 £15.00
25th Percentile £27.34 £21.25 £18.25
Median hourly rate £40.75 £40.25 £25.74
Median % change year-on-year +1.24% +56.37% -1.00%
75th Percentile £64.81 £57.50 £37.44
90th Percentile £75.08 £68.95 £59.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% +22.50% +14.29%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in London

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in London.

Daily rate trend for WebSphere in London

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WebSphere in London over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for WebSphere in London

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in London.

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 6 months to 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -36 4 £563 -6.25%
East London -4 3 £590 -7.45%
West London -7 1 £450 -
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 London region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 78 (54.55%) Linux
2 76 (53.15%) IBM
3 74 (51.75%) Java
4 58 (40.56%) WebSphere Application Server
5 56 (39.16%) WebSphere MQ
6 54 (37.76%) Oracle
7 52 (36.36%) SQL
8 51 (35.66%) Windows
9 49 (34.27%) Middleware
10 42 (29.37%) Agile
11 41 (28.67%) Unix
12 36 (25.17%) Finance
13 35 (24.48%) Apache
13 35 (24.48%) DevOps
14 34 (23.78%) Tomcat
14 34 (23.78%) Firewall
15 31 (21.68%) Azure
16 29 (20.28%) Python
16 29 (20.28%) Banking
16 29 (20.28%) Scrum
17 28 (19.58%) Microservices
17 28 (19.58%) Social Skills
18 27 (18.88%) REST
19 25 (17.48%) Microsoft
20 23 (16.08%) AWS
21 22 (15.38%) Private Cloud
21 22 (15.38%) JIRA
21 22 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 22 (15.38%) Git (software)
22 21 (14.69%) PostgreSQL

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 58 (40.56%) WebSphere Application Server
2 35 (24.48%) Apache
3 34 (23.78%) Tomcat
4 19 (13.29%) WebLogic
5 14 (9.79%) Confluence
5 14 (9.79%) IBM HTTP Server
6 12 (8.39%) JBoss
7 11 (7.69%) IIS
8 7 (4.90%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (4.20%) SAS
10 3 (2.10%) nginx
11 2 (1.40%) Apache Spark
11 2 (1.40%) PowerExchange
11 2 (1.40%) Red Hat Fuse
12 1 (0.70%) Drupal
12 1 (0.70%) FileNet
12 1 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 7 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.40%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.40%) Sketch
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Magento
1 2 (1.40%) Maximo
1 2 (1.40%) Shopify
2 1 (0.70%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 31 (21.68%) Azure
2 23 (16.08%) AWS
3 21 (14.69%) PaaS
4 16 (11.19%) IaaS
5 14 (9.79%) GitHub
6 11 (7.69%) GCP
7 10 (6.99%) OpenShift
8 9 (6.29%) SaaS
9 6 (4.20%) IBM Cloud
9 6 (4.20%) SoftLayer
10 5 (3.50%) CloudBees
11 4 (2.80%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 3 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (1.40%) Akamai
13 2 (1.40%) Amazon S3
13 2 (1.40%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (1.40%) AWS Direct Connect
13 2 (1.40%) CloudFront
13 2 (1.40%) Microsoft 365
13 2 (1.40%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 34 (23.78%) Firewall
2 19 (13.29%) HTTP
3 17 (11.89%) SAN
3 17 (11.89%) SSL
4 14 (9.79%) LAN
4 14 (9.79%) WAN
5 8 (5.59%) DNS
6 7 (4.90%) Internet
7 6 (4.20%) Kerberos
8 5 (3.50%) FTP
8 5 (3.50%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (3.50%) VPN
8 5 (3.50%) Wireless
9 4 (2.80%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.40%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (1.40%) SMTP
10 2 (1.40%) SNMP
11 1 (0.70%) DSL
11 1 (0.70%) Intranet
11 1 (0.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.69%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (11.89%) Apache Ignite
3 15 (10.49%) DB2
4 14 (9.79%) SQL Server
5 10 (6.99%) ObjectStore
6 9 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (4.90%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (4.20%) NoSQL
9 5 (3.50%) Oracle Database
10 4 (2.80%) DataStage
11 3 (2.10%) MySQL
12 2 (1.40%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (1.40%) Big Data
12 2 (1.40%) Hadoop
12 2 (1.40%) Metadata
12 2 (1.40%) MongoDB
12 2 (1.40%) Redshift Spectrum
12 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.70%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.70%) HBase
Development Applications
1 22 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 22 (15.38%) JIRA
2 16 (11.19%) Jenkins
3 13 (9.09%) Eclipse
3 13 (9.09%) Maven
4 12 (8.39%) SonarQube
5 9 (6.29%) IBM UrbanCode
6 7 (4.90%) Gradle
7 6 (4.20%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (3.50%) IntelliJ
8 5 (3.50%) JUnit
8 5 (3.50%) Mockito
9 3 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.10%) Bitbucket
9 3 (2.10%) Subversion
10 2 (1.40%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.40%) Gerrit
10 2 (1.40%) Grunt
10 2 (1.40%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.40%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 36 (25.17%) Finance
2 29 (20.28%) Banking
3 28 (19.58%) Social Skills
4 13 (9.09%) Public Sector
5 7 (4.90%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.50%) Legal
7 4 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.80%) Financial Institution
8 3 (2.10%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (1.40%) Law
9 2 (1.40%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (1.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (27.27%) Developer
2 36 (25.17%) Architect
3 21 (14.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 15 (10.49%) Python Developer
5 12 (8.39%) Consultant
5 12 (8.39%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 11 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.29%) Java Developer
7 9 (6.29%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (5.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.59%) Middleware Engineer
9 7 (4.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 7 (4.90%) Linux Specialist
9 7 (4.90%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
9 7 (4.90%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
9 7 (4.90%) Windows Specialist
10 6 (4.20%) Administrator
10 6 (4.20%) Middleware Consultant
10 6 (4.20%) Middleware Developer
11 5 (3.50%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (39.16%) WebSphere MQ
2 49 (34.27%) Middleware
3 27 (18.88%) REST
4 19 (13.29%) Spring Boot
5 18 (12.59%) React
5 18 (12.59%) Spring
6 17 (11.89%) Django
6 17 (11.89%) Twisted
6 17 (11.89%) ZeroMQ
7 16 (11.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 15 (10.49%) IBM Integration Bus
8 15 (10.49%) JSON
8 15 (10.49%) SOAP
9 14 (9.79%) J2EE
10 12 (8.39%) HTML
11 11 (7.69%) XML
12 10 (6.99%) LAPP Stack
12 10 (6.99%) LDAP
12 10 (6.99%) Node.js
13 9 (6.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.38%) Private Cloud
2 15 (10.49%) Data Centre
3 14 (9.79%) DataPower
4 12 (8.39%) Mobile App
5 11 (7.69%) Credit Derivative
5 11 (7.69%) Derivative
5 11 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (6.29%) Clustering
7 8 (5.59%) Legacy Applications
8 7 (4.90%) User Experience
9 6 (4.20%) Mainframe
10 5 (3.50%) Cloud Native
11 4 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (2.80%) Wiki
12 3 (2.10%) Public Cloud
12 3 (2.10%) Virtual Team
13 2 (1.40%) CMDB
13 2 (1.40%) Management Information System
13 2 (1.40%) Video on Demand
13 2 (1.40%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 78 (54.55%) Linux
2 51 (35.66%) Windows
3 41 (28.67%) Unix
4 22 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (6.29%) Windows Server
5 9 (6.29%) zOS
6 5 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.80%) AIX
8 3 (2.10%) HPUX
8 3 (2.10%) Solaris
9 2 (1.40%) Amazon Linux
9 2 (1.40%) CentOS
9 2 (1.40%) Debian
9 2 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.40%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.40%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (29.37%) Agile
2 35 (24.48%) DevOps
3 29 (20.28%) Scrum
4 28 (19.58%) Microservices
5 19 (13.29%) Computer Science
5 19 (13.29%) Software Engineering
6 17 (11.89%) Migration
7 16 (11.19%) TOGAF
8 15 (10.49%) CI/CD
9 14 (9.79%) OO
9 14 (9.79%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (9.09%) Project Delivery
11 12 (8.39%) ITIL
11 12 (8.39%) Kanban
12 11 (7.69%) BDD
12 11 (7.69%) Load Balancing
12 11 (7.69%) Low Latency
12 11 (7.69%) Software Delivery
13 10 (6.99%) Security Hardening
13 10 (6.99%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 74 (51.75%) Java
2 52 (36.36%) SQL
3 29 (20.28%) Python
4 20 (13.99%) C++
5 19 (13.29%) JavaScript
6 16 (11.19%) Bash
7 9 (6.29%) Perl
8 8 (5.59%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.50%) C
10 4 (2.80%) TypeScript
11 3 (2.10%) Korn
11 3 (2.10%) Scala
12 2 (1.40%) Groovy
12 2 (1.40%) Jython
12 2 (1.40%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (13.29%) Degree
2 11 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 11 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.29%) Master's Degree
3 9 (6.29%) RHCA
3 9 (6.29%) TOGAF Certification
4 7 (4.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (3.50%) CEH
5 5 (3.50%) CISM
5 5 (3.50%) CISSP
6 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.70%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.20%) Accessibility
2 2 (1.40%) QA
3 1 (0.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 19 (13.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (11.89%) Docker
3 12 (8.39%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (8.39%) vSphere
4 11 (7.69%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.40%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.70%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.70%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 18 (12.59%) Kubernetes
2 15 (10.49%) Ansible
3 12 (8.39%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (4.20%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.10%) Control-M
5 3 (2.10%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 2 (1.40%) Ambari
6 2 (1.40%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (1.40%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (1.40%) Terraform
6 2 (1.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.70%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 1 (0.70%) Matomo
7 1 (0.70%) Netcool
7 1 (0.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 76 (53.15%) IBM
2 54 (37.76%) Oracle
3 25 (17.48%) Microsoft
4 21 (14.69%) VMware
5 20 (13.99%) Citrix
6 17 (11.89%) Cisco
6 17 (11.89%) Red Hat
7 14 (9.79%) F5
8 10 (6.99%) ForgeRock
9 9 (6.29%) HP
9 9 (6.29%) Juniper
10 6 (4.20%) Ab Initio
10 6 (4.20%) Dynatrace
10 6 (4.20%) Splunk
11 5 (3.50%) CyberArk
12 4 (2.80%) Checkmarx
12 4 (2.80%) ServiceNow
13 2 (1.40%) Cloudera
13 2 (1.40%) hybris
13 2 (1.40%) Palo Alto