Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 117 115
Rank change year-on-year -25 -2 -18
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 42 67 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.84% 1.53% 1.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.10% 7.67% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 35 30
Scotland median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £288 £305 £363
90th Percentile £538 £463 £515
UK median daily rate £466 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.61% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £40.75
% change year-on-year +4.17% -11.66% +30.40%

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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 823 873 985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.53% 19.94% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 528 501
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% -4.00%
10th Percentile £220 £220 £180
90th Percentile £538 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 26
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.00% +104.08%
10th Percentile £15.77 £13.38 £13.75
90th Percentile £26.88 £42.00 £40.38
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing WebSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -7 24 £423 +2.42% 1
Glasgow -24 13 £388 +0.65% 1
West Dunbartonshire -3 1 £425 +1.19%
West Lothian -4 1 - -
WebSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 31 (73.81%) Java
2 21 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 19 (45.24%) IBM
4 18 (42.86%) JBoss
5 17 (40.48%) Banking
6 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (35.71%) TDD
7 15 (35.71%) Hibernate
7 15 (35.71%) WebSphere Application Server
8 13 (30.95%) HTML
8 13 (30.95%) Linux
8 13 (30.95%) WebSphere MQ
9 12 (28.57%) Scrum
9 12 (28.57%) XSLT
9 12 (28.57%) XML
10 11 (26.19%) Tomcat
10 11 (26.19%) Software Engineering
10 11 (26.19%) JPA
10 11 (26.19%) BDD
11 10 (23.81%) HTML5
11 10 (23.81%) Cucumber
11 10 (23.81%) WebSphere Portal
11 10 (23.81%) Spring
11 10 (23.81%) Unix
11 10 (23.81%) UML
12 9 (21.43%) Windows
12 9 (21.43%) SOAP
12 9 (21.43%) DataPower
12 9 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (21.43%) Java EE

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 18 (42.86%) JBoss
2 15 (35.71%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (26.19%) Tomcat
4 10 (23.81%) WebSphere Portal
5 7 (16.67%) Jetty
5 7 (16.67%) WebLogic
6 6 (14.29%) Apache
7 4 (9.52%) IIS
8 3 (7.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (2.38%) CICS
10 1 (2.38%) Confluence
10 1 (2.38%) FileNet
10 1 (2.38%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.52%) IaaS
2 4 (9.52%) PaaS
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (4.76%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (4.76%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (2.38%) Boomi
5 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) Firewall
1 8 (19.05%) LDAP
2 7 (16.67%) AMQP
2 7 (16.67%) BIG-IP
2 7 (16.67%) NetScaler
3 5 (11.90%) Internet
4 4 (9.52%) HTTP
4 4 (9.52%) Intranet
4 4 (9.52%) SSL
4 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.14%) DNS
5 3 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (7.14%) HTTPS
5 3 (7.14%) LAN
5 3 (7.14%) WAN
6 1 (2.38%) SMS
6 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) Couchbase
1 7 (16.67%) Hadoop
1 7 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 7 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 7 (16.67%) Redis
1 7 (16.67%) Riak
2 2 (4.76%) DB2
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Cucumber
2 9 (21.43%) Selenium
3 7 (16.67%) FitNesse
3 7 (16.67%) Vagrant
4 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
5 4 (9.52%) Maven
6 3 (7.14%) JIRA
6 3 (7.14%) JUnit
7 2 (4.76%) Appium
7 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
7 2 (4.76%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (4.76%) JDeveloper
7 2 (4.76%) Log4j
7 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 2 (4.76%) XMLSpy
8 1 (2.38%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.38%) IntelliJ
8 1 (2.38%) jMock
8 1 (2.38%) Mockito
8 1 (2.38%) TestComplete
General
1 17 (40.48%) Banking
2 6 (14.29%) Finance
3 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Developer
2 7 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 5 (11.90%) Full Stack Developer
3 5 (11.90%) Platform Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Java Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (7.14%) Applications Support
5 3 (7.14%) Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Support Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) WebSphere Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) WebSphere Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) Designer
6 2 (4.76%) Scrum Master
6 2 (4.76%) Server Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (35.71%) Hibernate
2 13 (30.95%) HTML
2 13 (30.95%) WebSphere MQ
3 12 (28.57%) XML
3 12 (28.57%) XSLT
4 11 (26.19%) JPA
5 10 (23.81%) HTML5
5 10 (23.81%) Spring
6 9 (21.43%) Java EE
6 9 (21.43%) SOAP
7 7 (16.67%) J2EE
7 7 (16.67%) JMS
7 7 (16.67%) Kafka
7 7 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (16.67%) TIBCO EMS
8 6 (14.29%) EJB
8 6 (14.29%) Node.js
9 5 (11.90%) Ajax
9 5 (11.90%) jQuery
9 5 (11.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) DataPower
2 7 (16.67%) PKI
3 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.76%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.38%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.95%) Linux
2 10 (23.81%) Unix
3 9 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (21.43%) Windows
4 6 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 5 (11.90%) AIX
6 2 (4.76%) Solaris
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) TDD
3 12 (28.57%) Scrum
4 11 (26.19%) BDD
4 11 (26.19%) Software Engineering
5 10 (23.81%) UML
6 8 (19.05%) Kanban
7 7 (16.67%) Concurrent Programming
7 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (16.67%) DSDM
7 7 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 7 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 7 (16.67%) Multithreading
7 7 (16.67%) RUP
7 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 6 (14.29%) Change Control
8 6 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 6 (14.29%) System Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Content Management
9 5 (11.90%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 31 (73.81%) Java
2 21 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (19.05%) Perl
3 8 (19.05%) Ruby
4 7 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 7 (16.67%) Python
5 6 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.76%) SQL
7 1 (2.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) BC Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) Docker
2 1 (2.38%) Apache Flume
2 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) Ansible
2 8 (19.05%) Puppet
3 7 (16.67%) Cobbler
3 7 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.76%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (2.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) IBM
2 8 (19.05%) Citrix
2 8 (19.05%) Red Hat
2 8 (19.05%) TIBCO
3 7 (16.67%) F5
3 7 (16.67%) Oracle
4 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.52%) AppDynamics
5 4 (9.52%) HP
6 3 (7.14%) Adobe
6 3 (7.14%) Blue Coat
6 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 3 (7.14%) Cisco
6 3 (7.14%) Fortinet
6 3 (7.14%) Imperva
7 2 (4.76%) CA
7 2 (4.76%) Dell
7 2 (4.76%) Guidewire
7 2 (4.76%) Perfecto Mobile
7 2 (4.76%) Splunk