Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 264 282 225
Rank change year-on-year +18 -57 -34
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 85 98 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.58% 0.59% 0.97%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.72% 3.51% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 59 106
South East median daily rate £465 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% -15.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £367 £319 £350
90th Percentile £625 £575 £580
England median daily rate £494 £500 £490
% change year-on-year -1.25% +2.04% +8.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South East median hourly rate £16.50 - -
England median hourly rate £17.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -45.16% -11.43% -1.41%

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 2,288 2,796 2,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.68% 16.82% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,336 1,698 1,584
South East median daily rate £426 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.29% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £253
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 83 93
South East median hourly rate £21.00 £22.20 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.38% +26.83% -11.25%
10th Percentile £11.95 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.50 £48.60
England median hourly rate £20.83 £20.75 £20.47
% change year-on-year +0.39% +1.38% +2.34%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Thames Valley +14 50 £480 +28.00% 9
Buckinghamshire +5 33 £480 +6.67% 4
Hampshire +2 24 £418 +4.38% 1
Berkshire +2 17 £494 +36.21% 5
East Sussex -2 6 £600 +29.73% 1
Surrey +26 2 £425 -22.73%
Kent +1 2 £640 +34.74%
West Sussex +11 1 £413 -17.50%
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 49 (57.65%) Java
2 33 (38.82%) IBM
3 31 (36.47%) DevOps
4 30 (35.29%) Linux
5 23 (27.06%) JavaScript
6 22 (25.88%) SQL
6 22 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (24.71%) Jenkins
8 20 (23.53%) Ansible
8 20 (23.53%) Windows
9 19 (22.35%) Oracle
10 18 (21.18%) SQL Server
10 18 (21.18%) WebSphere Application Server
10 18 (21.18%) Tomcat
10 18 (21.18%) Docker
11 17 (20.00%) E-Commerce
12 15 (17.65%) Finance
12 15 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
13 14 (16.47%) Red Hat
13 14 (16.47%) HTML
13 14 (16.47%) Web Services
13 14 (16.47%) XML
14 13 (15.29%) Scrum
14 13 (15.29%) WebSphere MQ
14 13 (15.29%) Bash Shell
14 13 (15.29%) Spring
15 12 (14.12%) VMware
15 12 (14.12%) AIX
15 12 (14.12%) Python

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 18 (21.18%) Tomcat
1 18 (21.18%) WebSphere Application Server
2 10 (11.76%) Apache
3 6 (7.06%) IBM HTTP Server
4 5 (5.88%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (4.71%) Commerce Server
5 4 (4.71%) IIS
5 4 (4.71%) JBoss
5 4 (4.71%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.53%) Apache Solr
6 3 (3.53%) Apache Spark
6 3 (3.53%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (3.53%) Confluence
6 3 (3.53%) GemFire
6 3 (3.53%) nginx
6 3 (3.53%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.18%) FileNet
8 1 (1.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Magento
1 2 (2.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (1.18%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (14.12%) GitHub
3 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (7.06%) OpenShift
5 3 (3.53%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.53%) Amazon ECS
5 3 (3.53%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (3.53%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (3.53%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (3.53%) Amazon S3
5 3 (3.53%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (3.53%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (3.53%) IaaS
5 3 (3.53%) PaaS
5 3 (3.53%) Route 53
5 3 (3.53%) Serverless
5 3 (3.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (2.35%) SaaS
7 1 (1.18%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.59%) Internet
2 7 (8.24%) SAN
3 6 (7.06%) DNS
3 6 (7.06%) Intranet
4 5 (5.88%) HTTP
5 3 (3.53%) DHCP
5 3 (3.53%) DSL
6 1 (1.18%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.24%) DB2
3 5 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.53%) MariaDB
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.35%) Apache Ignite
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.18%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 21 (24.71%) Jenkins
2 12 (14.12%) Sonatype Nexus
3 11 (12.94%) Git (software)
4 8 (9.41%) Maven
5 7 (8.24%) Gradle
5 7 (8.24%) JIRA
5 7 (8.24%) SonarQube
5 7 (8.24%) Subversion
6 5 (5.88%) Eclipse
6 5 (5.88%) JUnit
7 4 (4.71%) TeamCity
8 3 (3.53%) Bitbucket
8 3 (3.53%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.53%) Liquibase
8 3 (3.53%) Protractor
8 3 (3.53%) Selenium
8 3 (3.53%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (3.53%) WebLogic Workshop
9 2 (2.35%) FishEye
General
1 15 (17.65%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Retail
3 7 (8.24%) Banking
4 4 (4.71%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.35%) Back Office
5 2 (2.35%) Marketing
6 1 (1.18%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.18%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (24.71%) Developer
2 20 (23.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (15.29%) Administrator
4 10 (11.76%) WebSphere Administrator
5 9 (10.59%) Architect
6 8 (9.41%) Java Developer
7 7 (8.24%) Senior Developer
8 6 (7.06%) Oracle Developer
8 6 (7.06%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (5.88%) J2EE Developer
9 5 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 5 (5.88%) PL/SQL Developer
9 5 (5.88%) Senior J2EE Developer
9 5 (5.88%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
9 5 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (5.88%) SQL Developer
9 5 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
10 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) Unix Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) Unix Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.47%) HTML
1 14 (16.47%) Web Services
1 14 (16.47%) XML
2 13 (15.29%) Spring
2 13 (15.29%) WebSphere MQ
3 11 (12.94%) .NET
3 11 (12.94%) LDAP
3 11 (12.94%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (11.76%) SOAP
5 9 (10.59%) J2EE
6 8 (9.41%) CSS
6 8 (9.41%) REST
7 7 (8.24%) ASP.NET
7 7 (8.24%) Hibernate
7 7 (8.24%) HTML5
7 7 (8.24%) JSF
8 6 (7.06%) Kafka
8 6 (7.06%) XSLT
9 5 (5.88%) jQuery
9 5 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.88%) Clustering
1 5 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.53%) Robotics
2 3 (3.53%) User Experience
3 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.18%) AS400
4 1 (1.18%) Digital Wallet
4 1 (1.18%) iSeries
4 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.18%) PKI
4 1 (1.18%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (35.29%) Linux
2 20 (23.53%) Windows
3 12 (14.12%) AIX
4 10 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (10.59%) Unix
6 7 (8.24%) Windows Server
7 4 (4.71%) SUSE
8 2 (2.35%) Solaris
8 2 (2.35%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.18%) Mesosphere
9 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.47%) DevOps
2 22 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 15 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (15.29%) Scrum
6 11 (12.94%) Migration
6 11 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (10.59%) Data Modelling
7 9 (10.59%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 9 (10.59%) SOA
8 8 (9.41%) Configuration Management
8 8 (9.41%) Microservices
9 7 (8.24%) MVC
9 7 (8.24%) SQL Optimisation
10 6 (7.06%) Test Automation
11 5 (5.88%) Dependency Injection
11 5 (5.88%) OO
11 5 (5.88%) OOD
11 5 (5.88%) Re-Platforming
11 5 (5.88%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (57.65%) Java
2 23 (27.06%) JavaScript
3 22 (25.88%) SQL
4 13 (15.29%) Bash Shell
5 12 (14.12%) Python
6 9 (10.59%) PL/SQL
6 9 (10.59%) Shell Script
7 7 (8.24%) C#
7 7 (8.24%) Groovy
8 6 (7.06%) Korn
9 4 (4.71%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.53%) Ruby
11 2 (2.35%) PHP
12 1 (1.18%) C
12 1 (1.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (2.35%) RHCE
1 2 (2.35%) RHCSA
1 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
1 2 (2.35%) TOGAF Certification
2 1 (1.18%) CISM
2 1 (1.18%) CISSP
2 1 (1.18%) ISEB
2 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (21.18%) Docker
2 11 (12.94%) Active Directory
3 9 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (8.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (4.71%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.53%) NFS
6 3 (3.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (3.53%) vSphere
7 2 (2.35%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.35%) Samba
8 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 20 (23.53%) Ansible
2 10 (11.76%) Tivoli
3 9 (10.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (8.24%) vCenter Server
5 6 (7.06%) Puppet
6 5 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (5.88%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (4.71%) Avamar
7 4 (4.71%) Kubernetes
7 4 (4.71%) vRealize
7 4 (4.71%) yum
8 3 (3.53%) Terraform
9 2 (2.35%) NetBackup
9 2 (2.35%) Rundeck
10 1 (1.18%) CA Service Virtualization
10 1 (1.18%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 33 (38.82%) IBM
2 19 (22.35%) Oracle
3 14 (16.47%) Red Hat
4 12 (14.12%) VMware
5 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
6 5 (5.88%) Veritas
7 4 (4.71%) EMC
8 3 (3.53%) Atlassian
8 3 (3.53%) F5
9 2 (2.35%) Planview
9 2 (2.35%) Sparx
9 2 (2.35%) TIBCO
9 2 (2.35%) White Clarke
10 1 (1.18%) CA
10 1 (1.18%) Citrix
10 1 (1.18%) Cognizant
10 1 (1.18%) Coremetrics
10 1 (1.18%) FatWire
10 1 (1.18%) Google
10 1 (1.18%) Salesforce.com