Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 156 254 259
Rank change year-on-year +98 +5 -26
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 24 63 116
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.56% 0.53% 0.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.76% 3.60% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 37 83
Median daily rate £457 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.61% -15.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £422 £319 £365
90th Percentile £579 £650 £575
England median daily rate £465 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -7.00% - +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £57.17 - £26.65
England median hourly rate £55.63 - £36.79

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 638 1,751 2,813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.90% 14.85% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 1,068 1,679
Median daily rate £450 £430 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £237 £269
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
England median daily rate £473 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 48 80
Median hourly rate £43.75 £17.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.48% -6.58% -1.53%
10th Percentile £18.00 £10.60 £12.00
90th Percentile £62.03 £37.03 £50.00
Median hourly rate £25.50 £19.00 £19.65
% change year-on-year +34.21% -3.28% +3.39%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing WebSphere as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in the South East.

Daily rate trend for WebSphere in the South East

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WebSphere in the South East over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for WebSphere in the South East

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in the South East.

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 15 January 2021. 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 +61 13 £522 +26.55%
Berkshire +62 11 £450 +2.86% 3
Thames Valley +58 11 £450 +9.09% 5
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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 14 (58.33%) Linux
2 13 (54.17%) Security Cleared
3 12 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 11 (45.83%) Oracle
4 11 (45.83%) SC Cleared
5 10 (41.67%) Maximo
5 10 (41.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 10 (41.67%) JBoss
5 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
5 10 (41.67%) PL/SQL
5 10 (41.67%) SQL
5 10 (41.67%) Tomcat
5 10 (41.67%) WebSphere MQ
6 9 (37.50%) IBM
6 9 (37.50%) Open Source
7 8 (33.33%) Bash Shell
7 8 (33.33%) Analytics
7 8 (33.33%) Apache TomEE
7 8 (33.33%) Migration
7 8 (33.33%) IBM Integration Bus
7 8 (33.33%) Shell Script
7 8 (33.33%) Apache Geronimo
8 4 (16.67%) Ansible
8 4 (16.67%) HAProxy
8 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
9 3 (12.50%) Juniper
10 2 (8.33%) VPN
10 2 (8.33%) Windows
10 2 (8.33%) Cisco

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 10 (41.67%) JBoss
1 10 (41.67%) Tomcat
1 10 (41.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (33.33%) Apache Geronimo
2 8 (33.33%) Apache TomEE
3 1 (4.17%) Apache
3 1 (4.17%) nginx
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Network Security
1 2 (8.33%) VPN
1 2 (8.33%) VSAN
2 1 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) SSL
General
1 1 (4.17%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Developer
1 10 (41.67%) Maximo Developer
2 8 (33.33%) WebSphere Specialist
3 7 (29.17%) Applications Specialist
3 7 (29.17%) Server Specialist
3 7 (29.17%) WebSphere Server Specialist
4 5 (20.83%) Administrator
5 4 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (8.33%) Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (8.33%) Maximo Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Maximo Programmer
6 2 (8.33%) Programmer
7 1 (4.17%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Support Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) WebLogic Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 8 (33.33%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (4.17%) J2EE
3 1 (4.17%) LDAP
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Linux
2 12 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Open Source
2 8 (33.33%) Analytics
2 8 (33.33%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) ERP
5 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) SDLC
5 1 (4.17%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) JavaScript
1 10 (41.67%) PL/SQL
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 8 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) Security Cleared
2 11 (45.83%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Ansible
1 4 (16.67%) HAProxy
2 1 (4.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 11 (45.83%) Oracle
3 9 (37.50%) IBM
4 3 (12.50%) Juniper
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco
5 2 (8.33%) VMware
6 1 (4.17%) BMC