Period
to 15 August 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term DataPower in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DataPower over the 6 months to 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over 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 DataPower
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 762 761 713
Rank change year-on-year -1 -48 -83
Contract jobs citing DataPower 119 106 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.32% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 96
UK median daily rate £490 £500 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +12.68% -5.84%
10th Percentile £363 £383 £329
90th Percentile £649 £586 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £450 £423
% change year-on-year +6.94% +6.51% -10.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

DataPower is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34,866 32,667 37,354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.07% 34.17% 34.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,595 21,309 24,432
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +5.76%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,061 1,035 1,234
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -3.87% +10.96%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.27
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.34 £20.25
% change year-on-year +3.43% -4.51% +12.50%

DataPower
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing DataPower as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for DataPower in the UK

DataPower
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DataPower.

Contractor daily rate trend for DataPower in the UK

DataPower
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DataPower over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DataPower in the UK

DataPower
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DataPower within the UK over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. 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
England -13 94 £493 -1.50% 13
UK excluding London -10 81 £481 +6.94% 10
London -29 28 £513 -2.38% 5
North of England -16 23 £400 -11.11%
South East -16 17 £493 - 4
Yorkshire -7 15 £400 -15.79%
Scotland -44 15 £413 -5.71% 2
South West 0 14 £450 -16.28% 1
Midlands -16 10 £550 - 1
North East -3 7 £390 -1.89%
West Midlands -20 7 £468 -15.00%
East of England -18 2 - - 2
East Midlands -1 1 £500 -9.09% 1
North West -17 1 £525 +10.53%

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing DataPower 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 with a requirement for DataPower.

1 86 (72.27%) IBM
2 52 (43.70%) Java
3 44 (36.97%) WebSphere
4 40 (33.61%) Web Services
5 36 (30.25%) Linux
6 35 (29.41%) XML
7 34 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (27.73%) Unix
8 33 (27.73%) SOAP
8 33 (27.73%) Microservices
9 31 (26.05%) Finance
10 30 (25.21%) WebSphere Application Server
10 30 (25.21%) REST
11 29 (24.37%) Banking
12 28 (23.53%) Middleware
13 27 (22.69%) SQL
14 25 (21.01%) SOA
14 25 (21.01%) IBM Integration Bus
15 23 (19.33%) JSON
16 22 (18.49%) WebSphere MQ
17 20 (16.81%) SSL
17 20 (16.81%) Continuous Integration
18 19 (15.97%) Problem-Solving
19 18 (15.13%) Jenkins
20 17 (14.29%) RESTful
21 16 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
22 15 (12.61%) Puppet
22 15 (12.61%) LDAP
23 14 (11.76%) Windows
24 13 (10.92%) AIX

DataPower
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 44 (36.97%) WebSphere
2 30 (25.21%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (8.40%) Apache
3 10 (8.40%) IIS
4 7 (5.88%) JBoss
5 6 (5.04%) FileNet
5 6 (5.04%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (5.04%) WebLogic
6 4 (3.36%) Confluence
6 4 (3.36%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.68%) CICS
7 2 (1.68%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.68%) Mule
7 2 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.84%) JRun
8 1 (0.84%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.84%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.84%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.84%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 6 (5.04%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (10.92%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.84%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.36%) Force.com
2 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 3 (2.52%) OpenShift
3 3 (2.52%) PaaS
4 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.84%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.81%) SSL
2 12 (10.08%) Firewall
2 12 (10.08%) HTTP
2 12 (10.08%) Network Security
3 10 (8.40%) SMTP
3 10 (8.40%) TCP/IP
4 6 (5.04%) DNS
4 6 (5.04%) FTP
4 6 (5.04%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (5.04%) VPN
5 4 (3.36%) NetScaler
5 4 (3.36%) SSH
6 3 (2.52%) HTTPS
6 3 (2.52%) Internet
6 3 (2.52%) SNMP
6 3 (2.52%) VLAN
7 2 (1.68%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.84%) Intranet
8 1 (0.84%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.04%) BusinessObjects
1 6 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.36%) DB2
3 3 (2.52%) DataStage
4 1 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.84%) Big Data
4 1 (0.84%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (0.84%) MySQL
4 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (15.13%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.72%) JIRA
3 7 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 7 (5.88%) Protractor
3 7 (5.88%) Selenium
3 7 (5.88%) SilkTest
3 7 (5.88%) SoapUI
4 4 (3.36%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.52%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.52%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.52%) Gradle
5 3 (2.52%) IBM UrbanCode
5 3 (2.52%) JMeter
5 3 (2.52%) JUnit
5 3 (2.52%) Maven
5 3 (2.52%) Mockito
5 3 (2.52%) Subversion
6 2 (1.68%) Ant
6 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (26.05%) Finance
2 29 (24.37%) Banking
3 3 (2.52%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (25.21%) Architect
2 17 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 14 (11.76%) Developer
4 13 (10.92%) Integration Specialist
5 12 (10.08%) Middleware Specialist
6 8 (6.72%) Integration Architect
7 7 (5.88%) Performance Tester
7 7 (5.88%) Tester
8 6 (5.04%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Consultant
9 5 (4.20%) Integration Developer
9 5 (4.20%) Network Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Security Engineer
10 4 (3.36%) Administrator
10 4 (3.36%) AWS Engineer
10 4 (3.36%) Firewall Engineer
10 4 (3.36%) Network Security Engineer
11 3 (2.52%) Java Developer
11 3 (2.52%) Senior Security Engineer
11 3 (2.52%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (33.61%) Web Services
2 35 (29.41%) XML
3 33 (27.73%) SOAP
4 30 (25.21%) REST
5 28 (23.53%) Middleware
6 25 (21.01%) IBM Integration Bus
7 23 (19.33%) JSON
8 22 (18.49%) WebSphere MQ
9 17 (14.29%) RESTful
10 15 (12.61%) LDAP
11 13 (10.92%) Spring
12 12 (10.08%) Node.js
13 11 (9.24%) J2EE
13 11 (9.24%) JMS
14 10 (8.40%) Spring Boot
15 8 (6.72%) XSD
16 7 (5.88%) XSLT
17 6 (5.04%) Software Packaging
18 5 (4.20%) React
18 5 (4.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.56%) PKI
3 6 (5.04%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.04%) Private Cloud
4 5 (4.20%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.36%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.68%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.68%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.84%) Clustering
7 1 (0.84%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 36 (30.25%) Linux
2 33 (27.73%) Unix
3 14 (11.76%) Windows
4 13 (10.92%) AIX
4 13 (10.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (5.04%) Check Point GAiA
6 2 (1.68%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.84%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (27.73%) Microservices
3 25 (21.01%) SOA
4 20 (16.81%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (15.97%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (10.92%) Test Automation
7 12 (10.08%) Data Modelling
7 12 (10.08%) DevOps
7 12 (10.08%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (9.24%) OO
9 10 (8.40%) TDD
10 8 (6.72%) Test Strategy
10 8 (6.72%) Waterfall
11 7 (5.88%) BDD
11 7 (5.88%) Software Engineering
11 7 (5.88%) TOGAF
12 6 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (5.04%) Time Management
12 6 (5.04%) UML
12 6 (5.04%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 52 (43.70%) Java
2 27 (22.69%) SQL
3 9 (7.56%) C
3 9 (7.56%) Java 8
4 8 (6.72%) C++
4 8 (6.72%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.72%) Perl
5 6 (5.04%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.36%) Python
6 4 (3.36%) VB
7 3 (2.52%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.68%) C#
8 2 (1.68%) Korn
9 1 (0.84%) XPath
9 1 (0.84%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 13 (10.92%) SC Cleared
1 13 (10.92%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.04%) CCSE
3 5 (4.20%) Degree
4 4 (3.36%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.36%) PMO
2 2 (1.68%) SEPA
3 1 (0.84%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (10.08%) Docker
2 2 (1.68%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (0.84%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 15 (12.61%) Puppet
2 10 (8.40%) Ansible
3 8 (6.72%) Kubernetes
4 7 (5.88%) Tivoli
5 6 (5.04%) Forum Sentry
5 6 (5.04%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (5.04%) SCCM
5 6 (5.04%) SCOM
5 6 (5.04%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 4 (3.36%) CA Service Virtualization
7 3 (2.52%) Netcool
7 3 (2.52%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
8 2 (1.68%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 86 (72.27%) IBM
2 11 (9.24%) Informatica
2 11 (9.24%) Oracle
3 10 (8.40%) CA
4 8 (6.72%) Red Hat
5 7 (5.88%) Atlassian
5 7 (5.88%) HP
6 6 (5.04%) Axway
6 6 (5.04%) CheckPoint
6 6 (5.04%) Cisco
6 6 (5.04%) Citrix
6 6 (5.04%) IronPort
6 6 (5.04%) Siebel
6 6 (5.04%) Sun
7 5 (4.20%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (3.36%) F5
8 4 (3.36%) Microsoft
8 4 (3.36%) Pardot
9 3 (2.52%) Micro Focus
10 2 (1.68%) VMware