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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere
England / South East
Rank 170 160 160
Rank change year-on-year -10 0  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 75 104 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.96% 1.13% 1.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.75% 6.38% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 48 63
Median daily rate £444 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.38% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £387 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -59.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -54.28%  

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 1304 1631 1656
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.61% 17.69% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 1060 923
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 49 73
Median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.69 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £52.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.07
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.00%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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
Hampshire +27 41 £435 -3.33%
Buckinghamshire -33 17 £550 +29.41% 1
Oxfordshire - 8 £500 -
Berkshire -1 3 £413 -8.33% 4
Surrey +8 1 £438 +2.94% 2
West Sussex +2 1 £413 - 1
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 92 (51.40%) Linux
2 88 (49.16%) Java
3 71 (39.66%) JBoss
4 69 (38.55%) WebSphere Application Server
5 64 (35.75%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (35.20%) IBM
7 49 (27.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 47 (26.26%) Security Cleared
9 46 (25.70%) SC Cleared
10 45 (25.14%) Oracle
11 44 (24.58%) SQL
11 44 (24.58%) Red Hat
12 43 (24.02%) Spring
13 42 (23.46%) Jenkins
14 41 (22.91%) WebSphere MQ
15 40 (22.35%) DevOps
16 38 (21.23%) Shell Script
16 38 (21.23%) Continuous Integration
17 37 (20.67%) Web Services
18 36 (20.11%) Scrum
19 35 (19.55%) BPMN
20 34 (18.99%) JUnit
21 32 (17.88%) BPEL
21 32 (17.88%) Java EE
22 31 (17.32%) Tomcat
23 30 (16.76%) IBM Integration Bus
24 29 (16.20%) J2EE
25 28 (15.64%) JavaScript
25 28 (15.64%) TDD
26 27 (15.08%) Maven

WebSphere
Top Related 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 71 (39.66%) JBoss
2 69 (38.55%) WebSphere Application Server
3 31 (17.32%) Tomcat
4 26 (14.53%) WebSphere Process Server
5 23 (12.85%) WebLogic
6 22 (12.29%) Apache
7 21 (11.73%) Apache Geronimo
7 21 (11.73%) Apache TomEE
8 13 (7.26%) ATG Dynamo
9 11 (6.15%) Alfresco
10 9 (5.03%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (3.91%) IBM HTTP Server
11 7 (3.91%) OpenStack
11 7 (3.91%) SharePoint
12 6 (3.35%) Confluence
13 5 (2.79%) IIS
14 3 (1.68%) Apache Solr
14 3 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (1.68%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (2.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.91%) Staffware
2 6 (3.35%) Maximo
3 3 (1.68%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.56%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.56%) Magento
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.41%) GitHub
2 14 (7.82%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.35%) PaaS
4 5 (2.79%) IBM Cloud
4 5 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.79%) OpenShift
4 5 (2.79%) SoftLayer
5 4 (2.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.23%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (2.23%) IaaS
6 3 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.12%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.12%) Google Checkout
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.26%) HTTP
1 13 (7.26%) SAN
2 10 (5.59%) Firewall
3 7 (3.91%) LDAP
3 7 (3.91%) SMTP
3 7 (3.91%) SSL
4 5 (2.79%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.68%) ATM
6 2 (1.12%) Internet
6 2 (1.12%) Intranet
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.97%) DB2
2 17 (9.50%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.47%) Hadoop
4 7 (3.91%) IBM BigInsights
4 7 (3.91%) Neo4j
5 4 (2.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (1.68%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.12%) Endeca
8 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 42 (23.46%) Jenkins
2 34 (18.99%) JUnit
3 27 (15.08%) Cucumber
3 27 (15.08%) Maven
4 24 (13.41%) Mockito
5 15 (8.38%) Ant
5 15 (8.38%) Subversion
6 13 (7.26%) Log4j
7 12 (6.70%) JIRA
8 11 (6.15%) Git (software)
9 7 (3.91%) Selenium
10 5 (2.79%) SoapUI
11 4 (2.23%) Bitbucket
11 4 (2.23%) SonarQube
11 4 (2.23%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (1.68%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.68%) Vagrant
13 2 (1.12%) Hudson
13 2 (1.12%) JMeter
14 1 (0.56%) Introscope
General
1 22 (12.29%) Finance
2 20 (11.17%) Publishing
3 9 (5.03%) Banking
3 9 (5.03%) Retail
4 7 (3.91%) Billing
5 4 (2.23%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.56%) Advertising
7 1 (0.56%) Electronics
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 66 (36.87%) Developer
2 35 (19.55%) Java Developer
3 18 (10.06%) Architect
4 13 (7.26%) Java Engineer
4 13 (7.26%) Software Engineer
4 13 (7.26%) WebSphere Specialist
5 12 (6.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 12 (6.70%) Java Software Developer
5 12 (6.70%) Java Software Engineer
5 12 (6.70%) Software Developer
6 11 (6.15%) Analyst
7 9 (5.03%) AIX Engineer
7 9 (5.03%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.03%) Senior Developer
8 7 (3.91%) Applications Specialist
8 7 (3.91%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (3.91%) Server Specialist
9 6 (3.35%) Administrator
9 6 (3.35%) Support Specialist
9 6 (3.35%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (24.02%) Spring
2 41 (22.91%) WebSphere MQ
3 37 (20.67%) Web Services
4 32 (17.88%) Java EE
5 30 (16.76%) IBM Integration Bus
6 29 (16.20%) J2EE
7 25 (13.97%) JMS
7 25 (13.97%) Middleware
8 23 (12.85%) XML
9 21 (11.73%) SOAP
10 16 (8.94%) JDBC
10 16 (8.94%) JSP
11 14 (7.82%) XSLT
12 13 (7.26%) Servlets
13 12 (6.70%) Ajax
13 12 (6.70%) REST
14 11 (6.15%) HTML
15 10 (5.59%) RESTful
16 9 (5.03%) EJB
17 8 (4.47%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.91%) Mainframe
2 5 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.79%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.23%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.23%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.23%) PKI
3 4 (2.23%) Smart Meter
4 3 (1.68%) Clustering
4 3 (1.68%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.56%) AS400
5 1 (0.56%) DataPower
5 1 (0.56%) iSeries
5 1 (0.56%) IVR
5 1 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 92 (51.40%) Linux
2 49 (27.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 23 (12.85%) AIX
4 19 (10.61%) Unix
5 16 (8.94%) Windows
6 12 (6.70%) Solaris
7 10 (5.59%) zOS
8 4 (2.23%) CentOS
8 4 (2.23%) SUSE
8 4 (2.23%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.68%) Windows Server
9 3 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (35.75%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (22.35%) DevOps
3 38 (21.23%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (20.11%) Scrum
5 35 (19.55%) BPMN
6 32 (17.88%) BPEL
7 28 (15.64%) TDD
8 26 (14.53%) Migration
8 26 (14.53%) Unit Testing
9 25 (13.97%) E-Commerce
9 25 (13.97%) Open Source
10 24 (13.41%) Pair Programming
11 19 (10.61%) Analytics
12 17 (9.50%) Software Engineering
13 14 (7.82%) ITIL
14 13 (7.26%) Performance Tuning
14 13 (7.26%) Personalization
15 12 (6.70%) Quality Management
16 9 (5.03%) Change Management
17 8 (4.47%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (49.16%) Java
2 44 (24.58%) SQL
3 38 (21.23%) Shell Script
4 28 (15.64%) JavaScript
5 24 (13.41%) Bash Shell
6 7 (3.91%) Korn
7 6 (3.35%) Python
8 3 (1.68%) Jython
9 1 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 47 (26.26%) Security Cleared
2 46 (25.70%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.91%) Degree
4 5 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.23%) CCIE
5 4 (2.23%) CISSP
5 4 (2.23%) RHCE
5 4 (2.23%) RHCSA
6 3 (1.68%) APMG
7 1 (0.56%) CCDP
7 1 (0.56%) CCNA
7 1 (0.56%) CCNP
7 1 (0.56%) MCITP
7 1 (0.56%) MCSE
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.35%) QA
2 5 (2.79%) PA-DSS
2 5 (2.79%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.68%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (5.03%) Oracle Clusterware
1 9 (5.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.47%) Docker
3 7 (3.91%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (9.50%) Puppet
2 9 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.91%) QRadar
3 7 (3.91%) Tivoli
3 7 (3.91%) ZABBIX
4 6 (3.35%) Ansible
5 5 (2.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (2.23%) Cobbler
6 4 (2.23%) Pingdom
6 4 (2.23%) SCCM
7 3 (1.68%) CA Wily
7 3 (1.68%) Consul
7 3 (1.68%) Kibana
7 3 (1.68%) logstash
7 3 (1.68%) Terraform
8 1 (0.56%) Mesos
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.56%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 63 (35.20%) IBM
2 45 (25.14%) Oracle
3 44 (24.58%) Red Hat
4 18 (10.06%) ATG
5 12 (6.70%) VMware
6 7 (3.91%) AppDynamics
6 7 (3.91%) ILOG
6 7 (3.91%) NetCracker
7 6 (3.35%) Comptel
7 6 (3.35%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.23%) PagerDuty
8 4 (2.23%) SAP
9 3 (1.68%) Adobe
9 3 (1.68%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.68%) hybris
9 3 (1.68%) Splunk
10 2 (1.12%) Coremetrics
10 2 (1.12%) Google
10 2 (1.12%) PayPal
11 1 (0.56%) Axway
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