Period
to 6 August 2020

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 6 August 2020 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 142 269 285
Rank change year-on-year +127 +16 -70
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 46 87 94
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.92% 0.59% 0.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.19% 3.72% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 50 58
Median daily rate £524 £465 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.58% +13.41% -18.00%
10th Percentile £409 £349 £305
90th Percentile £650 £625 £575
England median daily rate £475 £488 £497
% change year-on-year -2.56% -1.91% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £16.50 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +105.88% -47.69% -13.33%

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 743 2,337 2,783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.84% 15.85% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 1,371 1,692
Median daily rate £458 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.40% +1.18% +6.12%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £275
90th Percentile £623 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 84 76
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.45% +27.70%
10th Percentile £12.21 £12.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.54 £53.75 £51.88
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +21.95% -2.38% +6.82%

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 6 August 2020.

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 6 August 2020. 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 +82 23 £511 +22.40% 2
Berkshire +90 20 £531 +7.59%
Thames Valley +64 20 £531 +11.26%
West Sussex +38 3 £451 +9.33%
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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 27 (58.70%) Oracle
2 23 (50.00%) Linux
2 23 (50.00%) IBM
3 21 (45.65%) PL/SQL
3 21 (45.65%) SQL
3 21 (45.65%) Maximo
4 20 (43.48%) Migration
5 17 (36.96%) WebSphere Application Server
6 16 (34.78%) JBoss
7 14 (30.43%) Tomcat
7 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
8 13 (28.26%) SC Cleared
8 13 (28.26%) WebSphere MQ
9 12 (26.09%) Shell Script
9 12 (26.09%) Red Hat
9 12 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (26.09%) Open Source
10 11 (23.91%) IBM Integration Bus
11 10 (21.74%) Bash Shell
11 10 (21.74%) Analytics
11 10 (21.74%) Apache Geronimo
11 10 (21.74%) Apache TomEE
12 7 (15.22%) Java
13 5 (10.87%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (10.87%) Python
14 4 (8.70%) Docker
14 4 (8.70%) SDLC
15 3 (6.52%) RESTful
15 3 (6.52%) High Availability
15 3 (6.52%) Process Improvement

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 17 (36.96%) WebSphere Application Server
2 16 (34.78%) JBoss
3 14 (30.43%) Tomcat
4 10 (21.74%) Apache Geronimo
4 10 (21.74%) Apache TomEE
5 2 (4.35%) Apache Spark
5 2 (4.35%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (4.35%) GemFire
5 2 (4.35%) nginx
6 1 (2.17%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Fuse
6 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 21 (45.65%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon ECS
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon EMR
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon Kinesis
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon S3
1 2 (4.35%) AWS
1 2 (4.35%) Azure
1 2 (4.35%) GitHub
1 2 (4.35%) OpenShift
2 1 (2.17%) Apigee
2 1 (2.17%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) DSL
1 2 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) MySQL
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.35%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
1 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.35%) Liquibase
1 2 (4.35%) Protractor
1 2 (4.35%) Selenium
1 2 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
1 1 (2.17%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 24 (52.17%) Developer
2 19 (41.30%) Maximo Developer
3 9 (19.57%) WebSphere Specialist
4 6 (13.04%) Applications Specialist
4 6 (13.04%) Server Specialist
4 6 (13.04%) WebSphere Server Specialist
5 5 (10.87%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Support Specialist
8 2 (4.35%) Administrator
8 2 (4.35%) Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Analyst Programmer
8 2 (4.35%) Development Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.35%) Programmer
8 2 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
9 1 (2.17%) Maximo Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Middleware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.26%) WebSphere MQ
2 11 (23.91%) IBM Integration Bus
3 5 (10.87%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (6.52%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (6.52%) JMS
4 3 (6.52%) RESTful
4 3 (6.52%) SOAP
4 3 (6.52%) Spring
4 3 (6.52%) Spring Boot
4 3 (6.52%) Web Services
5 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.35%) Kafka
5 2 (4.35%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (4.35%) Middleware
5 2 (4.35%) WireMock
6 1 (2.17%) Apache Camel
6 1 (2.17%) HTML
6 1 (2.17%) JSON
6 1 (2.17%) JSP
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 23 (50.00%) Linux
2 12 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) Migration
2 12 (26.09%) Open Source
3 10 (21.74%) Analytics
4 4 (8.70%) SDLC
5 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.52%) DevOps
5 3 (6.52%) High Availability
5 3 (6.52%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (6.52%) Process Improvement
5 3 (6.52%) Test Strategy
6 2 (4.35%) Kanban
6 2 (4.35%) Line Management
6 2 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (4.35%) Project Delivery
6 2 (4.35%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 2 (4.35%) Scrum
6 2 (4.35%) Software Delivery
6 2 (4.35%) Storage Management
7 1 (2.17%) Architecture Roadmap
7 1 (2.17%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 21 (45.65%) PL/SQL
1 21 (45.65%) SQL
2 12 (26.09%) Shell Script
3 10 (21.74%) Bash Shell
4 7 (15.22%) Java
5 5 (10.87%) Python
6 2 (4.35%) Groovy
6 2 (4.35%) Korn
7 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 13 (28.26%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Docker
2 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.35%) Samba
2 2 (4.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Ansible
1 2 (4.35%) Kubernetes
1 2 (4.35%) NetBackup
1 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Satellite
1 2 (4.35%) Terraform
1 2 (4.35%) Tivoli
1 2 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 27 (58.70%) Oracle
2 23 (50.00%) IBM
3 12 (26.09%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.35%) CyberArk
4 2 (4.35%) Veritas
4 2 (4.35%) VMware
5 1 (2.17%) Axway
5 1 (2.17%) Dell
5 1 (2.17%) Fiorano
5 1 (2.17%) Jitterbit
5 1 (2.17%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.17%) Talend
5 1 (2.17%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.17%) webMethods