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 3 months to 28 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 167 140
Rank change year-on-year +14 -27  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 90 103 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.16% 1.15% 1.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.79% 6.34% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 54 72
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £336 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £518 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.65
% change year-on-year +14.28% -7.03%  

WebSphere is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1325 1625 1536
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.15% 18.10% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 1023 935
Median daily rate £420 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.26% +12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 54 59
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -22.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing WebSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire +8 27 £580 +22.10%
Buckinghamshire -28 25 £350 -7.28% 1
Surrey +20 22 £475 +5.55%
Hampshire -11 11 £400 +3.89%
Middlesex - 6 £500 -
Berkshire +13 3 £550 +12.76% 4
East Sussex - 1 £588 -
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 South East region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 93 (56.71%) Java
2 70 (42.68%) WebSphere Application Server
3 68 (41.46%) JBoss
4 67 (40.85%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (40.24%) Linux
6 54 (32.93%) Spring
7 52 (31.71%) DevOps
8 50 (30.49%) Jenkins
8 50 (30.49%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (29.88%) Oracle
9 49 (29.88%) SQL
10 42 (25.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 41 (25.00%) Unit Testing
11 41 (25.00%) IBM
12 40 (24.39%) TDD
13 38 (23.17%) Scrum
13 38 (23.17%) Maven
13 38 (23.17%) Java EE
14 36 (21.95%) JUnit
15 35 (21.34%) Red Hat
15 35 (21.34%) Cucumber
16 34 (20.73%) Pair Programming
17 33 (20.12%) JavaScript
17 33 (20.12%) BPMN
18 32 (19.51%) GitHub
18 32 (19.51%) Web Services
19 31 (18.90%) Tomcat
19 31 (18.90%) WebSphere MQ
19 31 (18.90%) Mockito
20 30 (18.29%) Shell Script

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 70 (42.68%) WebSphere Application Server
2 68 (41.46%) JBoss
3 31 (18.90%) Tomcat
4 26 (15.85%) WebSphere Process Server
5 25 (15.24%) WebLogic
6 16 (9.76%) OpenStack
7 12 (7.32%) Apache Geronimo
7 12 (7.32%) Apache TomEE
8 11 (6.71%) Confluence
9 10 (6.10%) IBM HTTP Server
10 9 (5.49%) Apache
11 7 (4.27%) ATG Dynamo
12 6 (3.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (3.66%) CMS
13 5 (3.05%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (3.05%) IIS
13 5 (3.05%) SharePoint
14 3 (1.83%) LiveCycle
14 3 (1.83%) SAS
15 2 (1.22%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Staffware
2 2 (1.22%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (19.51%) GitHub
2 28 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (10.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (6.10%) OpenShift
4 10 (6.10%) PaaS
5 9 (5.49%) IaaS
6 6 (3.66%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (3.66%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.22%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.22%) Google Checkout
8 2 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.76%) SAN
2 10 (6.10%) HTTP
3 6 (3.66%) SSL
4 5 (3.05%) Firewall
4 5 (3.05%) LDAP
5 3 (1.83%) Internet
6 2 (1.22%) ATM
6 2 (1.22%) Intranet
6 2 (1.22%) SMTP
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.61%) FTP
7 1 (0.61%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.61%) NAS
7 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.15%) DB2
2 12 (7.32%) MySQL
2 12 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (6.71%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 6 (3.66%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.66%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.83%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.22%) Endeca
6 2 (1.22%) IBM BigInsights
6 2 (1.22%) Neo4j
6 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.61%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 50 (30.49%) Jenkins
2 38 (23.17%) Maven
3 36 (21.95%) JUnit
4 35 (21.34%) Cucumber
5 31 (18.90%) Mockito
6 14 (8.54%) JIRA
7 12 (7.32%) Git (software)
8 11 (6.71%) Selenium
9 10 (6.10%) Eclipse
10 9 (5.49%) Ant
10 9 (5.49%) Subversion
11 7 (4.27%) Log4j
12 6 (3.66%) Bitbucket
12 6 (3.66%) MSTest
12 6 (3.66%) NUnit
13 4 (2.44%) SonarQube
13 4 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
14 3 (1.83%) Introscope
14 3 (1.83%) SoapUI
14 3 (1.83%) Vagrant
General
1 27 (16.46%) Finance
2 9 (5.49%) Banking
3 6 (3.66%) Retail
4 3 (1.83%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.22%) Publishing
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Marketing
6 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (43.29%) Developer
2 50 (30.49%) Java Developer
3 19 (11.59%) SQL Developer
4 14 (8.54%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.10%) AIX Engineer
5 10 (6.10%) Cloud Developer
6 9 (5.49%) Analyst
7 8 (4.88%) Administrator
7 8 (4.88%) Architect
7 8 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.27%) Agile Developer
8 7 (4.27%) Agile Java Developer
8 7 (4.27%) Technical Manager
9 6 (3.66%) Core Java Developer
9 6 (3.66%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.66%) Technical Project Manager
9 6 (3.66%) WebSphere Specialist
10 5 (3.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 5 (3.05%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.05%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (32.93%) Spring
2 38 (23.17%) Java EE
3 32 (19.51%) Web Services
4 31 (18.90%) WebSphere MQ
5 24 (14.63%) HTML
6 19 (11.59%) JSP
6 19 (11.59%) Middleware
7 18 (10.98%) CSS
7 18 (10.98%) IBM Integration Bus
8 17 (10.37%) Hibernate
9 16 (9.76%) JMS
9 16 (9.76%) XML
10 14 (8.54%) SOAP
11 13 (7.93%) J2EE
12 12 (7.32%) JDBC
13 11 (6.71%) Ajax
14 9 (5.49%) RESTful
14 9 (5.49%) XSLT
15 8 (4.88%) Apache Camel
15 8 (4.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.44%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.44%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.44%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.44%) PKI
2 4 (2.44%) Smart Meter
3 3 (1.83%) Mainframe
3 3 (1.83%) Private Cloud
3 3 (1.83%) Replication
4 2 (1.22%) Online Banking
4 2 (1.22%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.61%) Clustering
5 1 (0.61%) DataPower
5 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.61%) Fintech
5 1 (0.61%) IVR
5 1 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 66 (40.24%) Linux
2 42 (25.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 24 (14.63%) Unix
4 18 (10.98%) AIX
5 17 (10.37%) Solaris
6 11 (6.71%) Windows
7 6 (3.66%) CentOS
7 6 (3.66%) Ubuntu
8 5 (3.05%) zOS
9 4 (2.44%) SUSE
10 3 (1.83%) Windows Server
10 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (40.85%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (31.71%) DevOps
3 50 (30.49%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 40 (24.39%) TDD
6 38 (23.17%) Scrum
7 34 (20.73%) Pair Programming
8 33 (20.12%) BPMN
9 30 (18.29%) BPEL
10 28 (17.07%) Migration
11 17 (10.37%) Open Source
12 16 (9.76%) OO
13 12 (7.32%) ITIL
14 11 (6.71%) Analytics
14 11 (6.71%) E-Commerce
15 9 (5.49%) Configuration Management
15 9 (5.49%) MVC
15 9 (5.49%) Time Management
16 8 (4.88%) Service Delivery
17 7 (4.27%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (56.71%) Java
2 49 (29.88%) SQL
3 33 (20.12%) JavaScript
4 30 (18.29%) Shell Script
5 14 (8.54%) Bash Shell
5 14 (8.54%) Korn
6 11 (6.71%) Python
7 4 (2.44%) Perl
8 2 (1.22%) Jython
9 1 (0.61%) C++
9 1 (0.61%) DCL
9 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.61%) Ruby
9 1 (0.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (16.46%) SC Cleared
1 27 (16.46%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (3.05%) Degree
3 4 (2.44%) CCIE
3 4 (2.44%) CCIE Security
3 4 (2.44%) CISSP
3 4 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.44%) RHCE
3 4 (2.44%) RHCSA
4 3 (1.83%) APMG
5 1 (0.61%) CCDP
5 1 (0.61%) CCNA
5 1 (0.61%) CCNP
5 1 (0.61%) ISEB
5 1 (0.61%) MCITP
5 1 (0.61%) MCSE
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.44%) SLA
2 3 (1.83%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (7.93%) Oracle Clusterware
2 10 (6.10%) Docker
3 6 (3.66%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 20 (12.20%) Puppet
2 15 (9.15%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (7.93%) Ansible
4 12 (7.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (3.05%) Pingdom
6 4 (2.44%) CA Wily
6 4 (2.44%) Cobbler
6 4 (2.44%) Mesos
7 3 (1.83%) Consul
7 3 (1.83%) Marathon
7 3 (1.83%) Terraform
8 2 (1.22%) SCCM
8 2 (1.22%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.22%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.61%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.61%) Kibana
9 1 (0.61%) logstash
9 1 (0.61%) QRadar
Vendors
1 49 (29.88%) Oracle
2 41 (25.00%) IBM
3 35 (21.34%) Red Hat
4 9 (5.49%) Adobe
5 8 (4.88%) AppDynamics
6 7 (4.27%) ATG
7 6 (3.66%) Atlassian
7 6 (3.66%) CA
8 5 (3.05%) PagerDuty
8 5 (3.05%) VMware
9 4 (2.44%) Remedy
10 3 (1.83%) ILOG
10 3 (1.83%) Microsoft
11 2 (1.22%) Coremetrics
11 2 (1.22%) FatWire
11 2 (1.22%) Google
11 2 (1.22%) hybris
11 2 (1.22%) New Relic
11 2 (1.22%) PayPal
11 2 (1.22%) Pega