Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 January 2019 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 264 243 164
Rank change year-on-year -21 -79 -27
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 114 140 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.71% 0.85% 1.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.01% 4.75% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 97 146
South East median daily rate £500 £438 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.12% +3.56%
10th Percentile £362 £313 £375
90th Percentile £575 £525 £611
England median daily rate £510 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +2.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South East median hourly rate £26.65 - -
England median hourly rate £40.50 £42.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -4.71% +14.86% -9.76%

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 the South East with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 2,843 2,950 2,680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.76% 17.89% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,655 1,736 1,578
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £250 £237
90th Percentile £588 £575 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 102 104
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £19.34 £21.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.41% -8.87% +2.28%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.05 £48.75 £55.65
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing WebSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in the South East

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in the South East

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in the South East over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere in the South East

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in the South East

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 January 2019. 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
Hampshire +3 51 £500 +25.00% 4
Thames Valley -33 44 £500 +11.11% 5
Buckinghamshire -18 28 £425 -5.56% 4
Berkshire -2 16 £588 +67.86% 1
Surrey - 12 £481 - 3
West Sussex -8 5 £450 - 1
East Sussex -16 1 - - 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 77 (67.54%) Java
2 75 (65.79%) Oracle
3 65 (57.02%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (43.86%) Tomcat
5 46 (40.35%) Migration
5 46 (40.35%) Ansible
6 43 (37.72%) MySQL
6 43 (37.72%) WebLogic
7 42 (36.84%) TDD
8 41 (35.96%) Amazon AWS
9 40 (35.09%) PostgreSQL
9 40 (35.09%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (34.21%) Puppet
11 38 (33.33%) OpenStack
11 38 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
11 38 (33.33%) OO
12 37 (32.46%) NoSQL
12 37 (32.46%) Opscode Chef
13 36 (31.58%) MSTest
13 36 (31.58%) NUnit
14 34 (29.82%) IBM
15 26 (22.81%) WebSphere Application Server
15 26 (22.81%) Linux
16 23 (20.18%) JavaScript
17 22 (19.30%) Git (software)
18 21 (18.42%) Web Services
19 18 (15.79%) HTML
20 17 (14.91%) Middleware
21 16 (14.04%) DB2
21 16 (14.04%) Spring

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 50 (43.86%) Tomcat
2 43 (37.72%) WebLogic
3 38 (33.33%) OpenStack
4 26 (22.81%) WebSphere Application Server
5 11 (9.65%) JBoss
6 8 (7.02%) Confluence
6 8 (7.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (6.14%) FileNet
8 5 (4.39%) Apache ServiceMix
8 5 (4.39%) GlassFish
8 5 (4.39%) IIS
8 5 (4.39%) JRun
9 3 (2.63%) CICS
9 3 (2.63%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (1.75%) Apache
10 2 (1.75%) CMS
10 2 (1.75%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (1.75%) nginx
10 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.75%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (8.77%) Magento
2 2 (1.75%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.88%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 41 (35.96%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.75%) GitHub
3 2 (1.75%) PaaS
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.88%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.88%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.88%) IaaS
4 1 (0.88%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.88%) Office 365
4 1 (0.88%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.88%) SaaS
4 1 (0.88%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.40%) HTTP
2 4 (3.51%) SSL
3 3 (2.63%) SAN
3 3 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.75%) DHCP
4 2 (1.75%) DNS
5 1 (0.88%) AMQP
5 1 (0.88%) Converged Networks
5 1 (0.88%) FTP
5 1 (0.88%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.88%) Internet
5 1 (0.88%) Intranet
5 1 (0.88%) IPsec
5 1 (0.88%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.88%) LAN
5 1 (0.88%) Network Security
5 1 (0.88%) WAN
5 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (37.72%) MySQL
2 40 (35.09%) PostgreSQL
3 37 (32.46%) NoSQL
4 16 (14.04%) DB2
5 10 (8.77%) Oracle Database
6 7 (6.14%) SQL Server
7 5 (4.39%) IBM InfoSphere
8 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (2.63%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.88%) Jackrabbit
10 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (31.58%) MSTest
1 36 (31.58%) NUnit
2 22 (19.30%) Git (software)
3 15 (13.16%) Jenkins
4 10 (8.77%) JIRA
5 7 (6.14%) Bitbucket
5 7 (6.14%) Maven
6 5 (4.39%) JUnit
6 5 (4.39%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (3.51%) Subversion
8 3 (2.63%) Introscope
9 2 (1.75%) Ant
9 2 (1.75%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.75%) GitLab
9 2 (1.75%) Mockito
9 2 (1.75%) Selenium
10 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.88%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (12.28%) Finance
2 7 (6.14%) Banking
3 3 (2.63%) Retail
4 2 (1.75%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 63 (55.26%) Developer
2 44 (38.60%) Java Developer
3 11 (9.65%) Analyst
4 9 (7.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 9 (7.89%) UI Developer
5 7 (6.14%) Development Team Leader
5 7 (6.14%) Java Development Team Leader
5 7 (6.14%) Java Team Leader
5 7 (6.14%) Team Leader
5 7 (6.14%) Technical Analyst
6 6 (5.26%) Architect
6 6 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 6 (5.26%) Technical Leader
7 5 (4.39%) HTML CSS Developer
7 5 (4.39%) HTML Developer
7 5 (4.39%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (4.39%) JSP Developer
7 5 (4.39%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.51%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.42%) Web Services
2 18 (15.79%) HTML
3 17 (14.91%) Middleware
4 16 (14.04%) Spring
5 15 (13.16%) WebSphere MQ
6 14 (12.28%) CSS
6 14 (12.28%) SOAP
7 13 (11.40%) Spring Boot
8 12 (10.53%) XML
9 11 (9.65%) JMS
10 10 (8.77%) IBM Integration Bus
11 8 (7.02%) HTML5
11 8 (7.02%) J2EE
11 8 (7.02%) JSON
12 7 (6.14%) REST
12 7 (6.14%) RESTful
13 6 (5.26%) JDBC
13 6 (5.26%) LDAP
13 6 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
14 5 (4.39%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.40%) User Experience
2 9 (7.89%) iPad
3 5 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.39%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.39%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.51%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.63%) DataPower
5 3 (2.63%) Robotics
6 2 (1.75%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.75%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.88%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.88%) IVR
7 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.88%) PKI
7 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.81%) Linux
2 14 (12.28%) Unix
3 10 (8.77%) Windows
4 3 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.75%) AIX
5 2 (1.75%) CentOS
5 2 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.75%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.88%) Android
6 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.88%) Solaris
6 1 (0.88%) SUSE
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (57.02%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (40.35%) Migration
3 42 (36.84%) TDD
4 40 (35.09%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (33.33%) OO
6 14 (12.28%) Test Automation
7 13 (11.40%) DevOps
8 11 (9.65%) E-Commerce
9 10 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (8.77%) SOA
9 10 (8.77%) TOGAF
10 9 (7.89%) BDD
10 9 (7.89%) Front End Development
11 8 (7.02%) Microservices
11 8 (7.02%) Workflow
12 7 (6.14%) Open Source
12 7 (6.14%) Scrum
13 6 (5.26%) ITIL
13 6 (5.26%) Project Management
14 5 (4.39%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 77 (67.54%) Java
2 23 (20.18%) JavaScript
3 11 (9.65%) PowerShell
4 10 (8.77%) SQL
5 9 (7.89%) Python
6 8 (7.02%) Java 8
7 6 (5.26%) Jython
8 5 (4.39%) Groovy
8 5 (4.39%) Tcl
9 4 (3.51%) C#
9 4 (3.51%) Perl
10 3 (2.63%) C
10 3 (2.63%) C++
10 3 (2.63%) COBOL
10 3 (2.63%) PHP
11 2 (1.75%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.75%) PL/1
11 2 (1.75%) REXX
11 2 (1.75%) VB
11 2 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (5.26%) Degree
2 5 (4.39%) CCIE
2 5 (4.39%) CCNA
2 5 (4.39%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (4.39%) SC Cleared
2 5 (4.39%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.39%) TOGAF Certification
3 3 (2.63%) ISEB
4 2 (1.75%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.75%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.75%) PMP
5 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) GDPR
2 3 (2.63%) SLA
3 2 (1.75%) QA
4 1 (0.88%) COBIT
4 1 (0.88%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.63%) Docker
3 2 (1.75%) ACF2
3 2 (1.75%) RACF
3 2 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.75%) vSphere
4 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (40.35%) Ansible
2 39 (34.21%) Puppet
3 37 (32.46%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.63%) CA Wily
4 3 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.75%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.88%) Consul
6 1 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.88%) Grafana
6 1 (0.88%) Kibana
6 1 (0.88%) Nagios
6 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.88%) Pingdom
6 1 (0.88%) SCOM
6 1 (0.88%) Terraform
6 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 75 (65.79%) Oracle
2 34 (29.82%) IBM
3 11 (9.65%) Microsoft
4 10 (8.77%) ATG
4 10 (8.77%) hybris
5 9 (7.89%) Demandware
6 4 (3.51%) VMware
7 3 (2.63%) F5
7 3 (2.63%) HP
7 3 (2.63%) New Relic
7 3 (2.63%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.63%) SAP
7 3 (2.63%) webMethods
8 2 (1.75%) CA
8 2 (1.75%) Citrix
8 2 (1.75%) Google
8 2 (1.75%) GUPTA
8 2 (1.75%) Remedy
9 1 (0.88%) Atlassian