The median contractor rate for a WebSphere Specialist was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere Specialist
UK / Scotland
Rank 106 129 127
Rank change year-on-year +23 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Specialist 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.11% 0.039% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.041% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £450 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -8.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.11% -  
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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1654 2457 2819
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.35% 94.79% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1014 1357 1549
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 39 77
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +33.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

WebSphere Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere Specialist in Scotland

WebSphere Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere Specialist in Scotland

WebSphere Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere Specialist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Glasgow -4 1 - - 1
WebSphere Specialist
UK

WebSphere Specialist Skill Set
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Scotland region featuring WebSphere Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere Portal
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) DataPower
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Flume
2 1 (50.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Ansible
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Certification
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (50.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (50.00%) SSL

WebSphere Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) AIX
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM