The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 87 99
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 30 68 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.38% 2.32% 1.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.85% 10.78% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 44 13
Median daily rate £388 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.06% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £327 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 339 631 549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.64% 21.48% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 341 276
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £238 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.69% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 12
Median hourly rate £18.00 £36.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +157.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £14.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £42.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +9.52%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in Scotland

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in Scotland over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere in Scotland

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in Scotland

WebSphere
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 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
Edinburgh -8 15 £365 -17.04% 2
Glasgow 0 12 £400 +15.10% 2
West Dunbartonshire -3 1 £425 -
WebSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 27 (62.79%) Java
2 21 (48.84%) IBM
3 18 (41.86%) Linux
4 16 (37.21%) WebSphere Application Server
5 15 (34.88%) J2EE
6 13 (30.23%) WebSphere Portal
7 12 (27.91%) AIX
7 12 (27.91%) Banking
8 11 (25.58%) Finance
8 11 (25.58%) HTML
9 10 (23.26%) Unix
9 10 (23.26%) JBoss
10 9 (20.93%) Solaris
10 9 (20.93%) Oracle
10 9 (20.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (18.60%) Jenkins
11 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
11 8 (18.60%) SSL
11 8 (18.60%) Shell Script
12 7 (16.28%) HTTPS
12 7 (16.28%) Windows
12 7 (16.28%) TDD
12 7 (16.28%) DataPower
13 6 (13.95%) IBM HTTP Server
13 6 (13.95%) Information Security
13 6 (13.95%) Tomcat
13 6 (13.95%) DB2
13 6 (13.95%) CSS
13 6 (13.95%) HTTP
13 6 (13.95%) Red Hat

WebSphere
Co-occurring 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 16 (37.21%) WebSphere Application Server
2 13 (30.23%) WebSphere Portal
3 10 (23.26%) JBoss
4 6 (13.95%) IBM HTTP Server
4 6 (13.95%) Tomcat
5 4 (9.30%) MQSeries
6 3 (6.98%) Apache
6 3 (6.98%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (6.98%) WebLogic
7 2 (4.65%) Confluence
8 1 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (2.33%) IIS
8 1 (2.33%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Pega PRPC
2 1 (2.33%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Bluemix
2 1 (2.33%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) SSL
2 7 (16.28%) HTTPS
3 6 (13.95%) HTTP
4 4 (9.30%) Internet
5 2 (4.65%) SAN
6 1 (2.33%) LDAP
6 1 (2.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) DB2
2 2 (4.65%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Jenkins
2 4 (9.30%) Bitbucket
2 4 (9.30%) JIRA
3 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.98%) jMock
3 3 (6.98%) JUnit
3 3 (6.98%) Mockito
4 2 (4.65%) Appium
4 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.65%) Selenium
5 1 (2.33%) Gerrit
5 1 (2.33%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.33%) Maven
5 1 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.33%) TestComplete
General
1 12 (27.91%) Banking
2 11 (25.58%) Finance
3 4 (9.30%) Law
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
4 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Developer
2 6 (13.95%) Technical Specialist
2 6 (13.95%) WebSphere Specialist
3 4 (9.30%) Architect
3 4 (9.30%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
4 3 (6.98%) Consultant
4 3 (6.98%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Software Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) WebSphere Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Administrator
5 2 (4.65%) Applications Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (4.65%) DBA
5 2 (4.65%) Designer
5 2 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Java Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Systems Architect
5 2 (4.65%) UI Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) WebSphere Administrator
5 2 (4.65%) WebSphere Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.88%) J2EE
2 11 (25.58%) HTML
3 6 (13.95%) CSS
4 5 (11.63%) JSP
4 5 (11.63%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (9.30%) Node.js
5 4 (9.30%) SOAP
5 4 (9.30%) Spring
5 4 (9.30%) XML
6 3 (6.98%) EJB
6 3 (6.98%) Hibernate
6 3 (6.98%) JSR 286
6 3 (6.98%) Kafka
6 3 (6.98%) Middleware
6 3 (6.98%) Servlets
6 3 (6.98%) Spring MVC
7 2 (4.65%) CSS3
7 2 (4.65%) HTML5
7 2 (4.65%) Java EE
7 2 (4.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) DataPower
2 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.33%) AS400
4 1 (2.33%) Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) Fintech
4 1 (2.33%) iSeries
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (41.86%) Linux
2 12 (27.91%) AIX
3 10 (23.26%) Unix
4 9 (20.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (20.93%) Solaris
5 7 (16.28%) Windows
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.33%) Android
7 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) TDD
2 6 (13.95%) Information Security
3 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.30%) Content Management
3 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (9.30%) DevOps
3 4 (9.30%) Open Source
3 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
4 3 (6.98%) BDD
4 3 (6.98%) Mobile Application Development
4 3 (6.98%) MVC
4 3 (6.98%) OO
4 3 (6.98%) Open Source Development
4 3 (6.98%) SDLC
4 3 (6.98%) SOA
4 3 (6.98%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (6.98%) Web Application Development
5 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.65%) Migration
5 2 (4.65%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 27 (62.79%) Java
2 8 (18.60%) JavaScript
2 8 (18.60%) Shell Script
3 4 (9.30%) Bash Shell
3 4 (9.30%) Python
3 4 (9.30%) SQL
4 2 (4.65%) Ruby
5 1 (2.33%) C#
5 1 (2.33%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.33%) SQR
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) Apache Flume
2 2 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.65%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.33%) Docker
3 1 (2.33%) PowerHA
3 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Ansible
2 3 (6.98%) logstash
3 2 (4.65%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (4.65%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (4.65%) Data Guard
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (4.65%) Puppet
3 2 (4.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (2.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (48.84%) IBM
2 9 (20.93%) Oracle
3 6 (13.95%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.98%) CA
4 3 (6.98%) EMC
4 3 (6.98%) Pega
4 3 (6.98%) VMware
5 2 (4.65%) AppDynamics
5 2 (4.65%) Citrix
5 2 (4.65%) Dell
5 2 (4.65%) HP
5 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.65%) Symantec
6 1 (2.33%) Adobe
6 1 (2.33%) Google
6 1 (2.33%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.33%) Splunk
6 1 (2.33%) Veritas