Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 209 268 265
Rank change year-on-year +59 -3 -74
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 74 108 119
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.77% 0.69% 0.71%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.32% 3.95% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 88 78
Median daily rate £475 £498 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.52% +9.04% -8.75%
10th Percentile £363 £339 £313
90th Percentile £684 £575 £503
England median daily rate £525 £525 £498
% change year-on-year - +5.53% +10.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £21.83 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -18.75%

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 1,391 2,734 2,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.39% 17.37% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 1,611 1,593
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £238 £263 £263
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £473 £475 £455
% change year-on-year -0.53% +4.40% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 99 85
Median hourly rate £17.75 £16.00 £19.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.94% -17.27% -9.16%
10th Percentile £11.46 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.10 £48.75 £56.00
Median hourly rate £21.25 £18.76 £19.00
% change year-on-year +13.30% -1.29% -5.00%

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 5 April 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 5 April 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
Thames Valley +54 42 £563 +12.50% 5
Berkshire +51 36 £575 - 4
Hampshire +22 13 £550 +10.00% 3
Surrey +51 12 £425 -10.05%
Buckinghamshire +5 6 £298 -34.25% 1
West Sussex +31 5 £425 - 2
East Sussex +24 2 £250 -58.33%
WebSphere
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 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 41 (55.41%) Oracle
2 32 (43.24%) Maximo
3 29 (39.19%) PL/SQL
3 29 (39.19%) SQL
4 28 (37.84%) Migration
5 21 (28.38%) RabbitMQ
5 21 (28.38%) IBM
6 20 (27.03%) WebSphere MQ
6 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (24.32%) Java
8 16 (21.62%) Linux
8 16 (21.62%) Scrum
9 15 (20.27%) SQL Server
10 12 (16.22%) SDLC
11 11 (14.86%) Story Points
11 11 (14.86%) WebSphere Application Server
11 11 (14.86%) .NET
11 11 (14.86%) C#
11 11 (14.86%) XSLT
11 11 (14.86%) Tomcat
11 11 (14.86%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (14.86%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (14.86%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (14.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (14.86%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (13.51%) Kafka
12 10 (13.51%) Python
12 10 (13.51%) E-Commerce
12 10 (13.51%) Deployment Automation
13 9 (12.16%) AngularJS

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 11 (14.86%) BizTalk Server
1 11 (14.86%) Tomcat
1 11 (14.86%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (9.46%) WebLogic
3 5 (6.76%) Apache Spark
3 5 (6.76%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (6.76%) GemFire
3 5 (6.76%) JBoss
3 5 (6.76%) nginx
4 4 (5.41%) Apache
5 2 (2.70%) Apache Geronimo
5 2 (2.70%) Apache TomEE
5 2 (2.70%) FileNet
6 1 (1.35%) IBM Transformation Extender
Business Applications
1 32 (43.24%) Maximo
2 2 (2.70%) NetSuite
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (6.76%) Amazon ECS
1 5 (6.76%) Amazon ELB
1 5 (6.76%) Amazon EMR
1 5 (6.76%) Amazon Kinesis
1 5 (6.76%) Amazon S3
1 5 (6.76%) AWS
1 5 (6.76%) GitHub
1 5 (6.76%) OpenShift
2 4 (5.41%) Azure
2 4 (5.41%) Azure Functions
2 4 (5.41%) Boomi
2 4 (5.41%) Serverless
3 2 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) DSL
2 4 (5.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 11 (14.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (14.86%) SQL Server 2012
2 11 (14.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (6.76%) MariaDB
3 5 (6.76%) MySQL
3 5 (6.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Cucumber
1 5 (6.76%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.76%) Jenkins
1 5 (6.76%) Liquibase
1 5 (6.76%) Protractor
1 5 (6.76%) Selenium
1 5 (6.76%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 3 (4.05%) Finance
2 2 (2.70%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (63.51%) Developer
2 26 (35.14%) Maximo Developer
3 11 (14.86%) Architect
3 11 (14.86%) BizTalk Developer
4 9 (12.16%) Java Developer
5 5 (6.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (4.05%) Development Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) J2EE Developer
6 3 (4.05%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (4.05%) Maximo Architect
6 3 (4.05%) Programmer
7 2 (2.70%) Administrator
7 2 (2.70%) Chief Architect
7 2 (2.70%) CRM Developer
7 2 (2.70%) Maximo Analyst
7 2 (2.70%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (2.70%) Performance Engineer
7 2 (2.70%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (28.38%) RabbitMQ
2 20 (27.03%) WebSphere MQ
3 11 (14.86%) .NET
3 11 (14.86%) XSLT
4 10 (13.51%) Kafka
5 9 (12.16%) AngularJS
5 9 (12.16%) Spring
6 8 (10.81%) Web Services
7 5 (6.76%) JMS
7 5 (6.76%) LEMP Stack
7 5 (6.76%) RESTful
7 5 (6.76%) SOAP
7 5 (6.76%) Spring Boot
7 5 (6.76%) WireMock
8 4 (5.41%) Apache CXF
8 4 (5.41%) Hibernate
8 4 (5.41%) JDBC
8 4 (5.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (4.05%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (4.05%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.62%) Linux
2 7 (9.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.35%) Solaris
3 1 (1.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.84%) Migration
2 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (21.62%) Scrum
4 12 (16.22%) SDLC
5 11 (14.86%) Story Points
6 10 (13.51%) Deployment Automation
6 10 (13.51%) E-Commerce
7 6 (8.11%) CRM
7 6 (8.11%) DevOps
8 5 (6.76%) Kanban
8 5 (6.76%) Process Improvement
8 5 (6.76%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 5 (6.76%) Software Delivery
8 5 (6.76%) Test Strategy
9 4 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (4.05%) High Availability
10 3 (4.05%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (4.05%) Performance Optimisation
10 3 (4.05%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 29 (39.19%) PL/SQL
1 29 (39.19%) SQL
2 18 (24.32%) Java
3 11 (14.86%) C#
4 10 (13.51%) Python
5 7 (9.46%) Shell Script
6 5 (6.76%) Groovy
7 4 (5.41%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) Ansible
2 5 (6.76%) Kubernetes
2 5 (6.76%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.76%) Terraform
3 2 (2.70%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 41 (55.41%) Oracle
2 21 (28.38%) IBM
3 4 (5.41%) Dell
4 3 (4.05%) Splunk
5 2 (2.70%) Dynatrace
5 2 (2.70%) Guidewire
5 2 (2.70%) MuleSoft
5 2 (2.70%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.70%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.70%) SolarWinds
5 2 (2.70%) Thunderhead
5 2 (2.70%) Workday