Period
to 15 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 764 759 726
Rank change year-on-year -5 -33 -65
Contract jobs citing DataPower 114 136 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.38% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 66 105
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +17.65% -10.53%
10th Percentile £331 £336 £263
90th Percentile £675 £597 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £423
% change year-on-year +3.33% +6.51% -11.05%
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 35,443 35,476 36,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.02% 34.43% 34.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,341 23,430 23,699
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.80%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,087 1,084 1,249
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.17 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.62% +0.83% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.85 £48.53 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.92
% change year-on-year - -4.37% +13.05%

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 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DataPower in the UK

DataPower
Top 13 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 November 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 +1 103 £493 -1.50% 7
UK excluding London -22 90 £465 +3.33% 6
South West 0 33 £613 +6.52%
London +2 24 £525 -4.63% 1
North of England -27 15 £423 -6.11% 2
Midlands +4 14 £550 -
Yorkshire -1 12 £400 -11.11%
Scotland -18 11 £456 -13.10%
South East -30 10 £493 +44.85% 4
East of England -12 7 £326 -27.56%
West Midlands -17 7 £575 +4.55%
East Midlands +9 5 £400 -24.71%
North East -9 3 £465 +16.98%

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 84 (73.68%) IBM
2 42 (36.84%) Java
3 38 (33.33%) REST
4 35 (30.70%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (29.82%) SOAP
6 33 (28.95%) Middleware
7 30 (26.32%) WebSphere
8 29 (25.44%) Banking
8 29 (25.44%) Web Services
8 29 (25.44%) XML
8 29 (25.44%) Microservices
9 28 (24.56%) Finance
10 25 (21.93%) SSL
11 24 (21.05%) Linux
12 21 (18.42%) JSON
13 20 (17.54%) Jenkins
14 18 (15.79%) IBM Integration Bus
14 18 (15.79%) WebSphere Application Server
15 17 (14.91%) UML
15 17 (14.91%) Test Automation
16 16 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (13.16%) LDAP
18 14 (12.28%) BPMN
18 14 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
19 13 (11.40%) Spring
19 13 (11.40%) Unix
20 12 (10.53%) AIX
20 12 (10.53%) Data Modelling
20 12 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ
20 12 (10.53%) HP

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 30 (26.32%) WebSphere
2 18 (15.79%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (6.14%) IBM HTTP Server
4 6 (5.26%) Apache
4 6 (5.26%) IIS
5 5 (4.39%) MQSeries
6 3 (2.63%) JBoss
7 2 (1.75%) CICS
7 2 (1.75%) FileNet
7 2 (1.75%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.75%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.88%) Confluence
8 1 (0.88%) JRun
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (7.89%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.88%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.14%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.39%) SaaS
4 3 (2.63%) Apigee
4 3 (2.63%) GitHub
4 3 (2.63%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (21.93%) SSL
2 10 (8.77%) HTTP
2 10 (8.77%) VPN
3 9 (7.89%) DNS
4 7 (6.14%) Firewall
4 7 (6.14%) Kerberos
5 6 (5.26%) SMTP
6 5 (4.39%) NetScaler
7 4 (3.51%) FTP
7 4 (3.51%) HTTPS
7 4 (3.51%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.75%) Network Security
9 1 (0.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.14%) DB2
2 4 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.75%) DataStage
5 1 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.88%) Big Data
5 1 (0.88%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (17.54%) Jenkins
2 12 (10.53%) JIRA
3 9 (7.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (7.89%) Cucumber
3 9 (7.89%) Protractor
3 9 (7.89%) Selenium
3 9 (7.89%) SilkTest
4 8 (7.02%) SoapUI
5 7 (6.14%) IBM UrbanCode
6 6 (5.26%) JMeter
7 3 (2.63%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.75%) Ant
8 2 (1.75%) Toad
9 1 (0.88%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.88%) Gatling
9 1 (0.88%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.88%) SilkPerformer
9 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (25.44%) Banking
2 28 (24.56%) Finance
3 2 (1.75%) Marketing
3 2 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.88%) Advertising
4 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (32.46%) Architect
2 14 (12.28%) Developer
2 14 (12.28%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (9.65%) Integration Architect
4 9 (7.89%) Performance Tester
4 9 (7.89%) Tester
5 7 (6.14%) Administrator
5 7 (6.14%) Designer
6 6 (5.26%) Middleware Architect
7 5 (4.39%) Integration Developer
7 5 (4.39%) Performance Test Leader
7 5 (4.39%) Test Leader
8 4 (3.51%) Applications Architect
8 4 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.51%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (3.51%) Senior Architect
8 4 (3.51%) Technical Architect
9 3 (2.63%) Consultant
9 3 (2.63%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.63%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (33.33%) REST
2 34 (29.82%) SOAP
3 33 (28.95%) Middleware
4 29 (25.44%) Web Services
4 29 (25.44%) XML
5 21 (18.42%) JSON
6 18 (15.79%) IBM Integration Bus
7 15 (13.16%) LDAP
8 13 (11.40%) Spring
9 12 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ
10 11 (9.65%) Node.js
10 11 (9.65%) XSLT
11 10 (8.77%) WSDL
12 9 (7.89%) RESTful
12 9 (7.89%) XML Schema
12 9 (7.89%) XSD
13 7 (6.14%) .NET
13 7 (6.14%) SAML
13 7 (6.14%) Spring Boot
14 5 (4.39%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.14%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.51%) PKI
4 3 (2.63%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.63%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.75%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.75%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.75%) User Experience
6 1 (0.88%) Clustering
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (21.05%) Linux
2 13 (11.40%) Unix
3 12 (10.53%) AIX
4 7 (6.14%) Windows
5 6 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.51%) Check Point GAiA
7 1 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.70%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.44%) Microservices
3 17 (14.91%) Test Automation
3 17 (14.91%) UML
4 16 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (12.28%) BPMN
5 14 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (10.53%) Data Modelling
7 11 (9.65%) DevOps
7 11 (9.65%) Test Strategy
8 9 (7.89%) BDD
8 9 (7.89%) TDD
9 8 (7.02%) Migration
10 7 (6.14%) Defect Management
10 7 (6.14%) Performance Testing
10 7 (6.14%) Sequence Diagram
10 7 (6.14%) SOA
10 7 (6.14%) Software Architecture
10 7 (6.14%) Use Case
11 6 (5.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 42 (36.84%) Java
2 10 (8.77%) SQL
3 9 (7.89%) C
3 9 (7.89%) Python
4 8 (7.02%) C++
5 6 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 6 (5.26%) VB
6 5 (4.39%) Java 8
7 4 (3.51%) Perl
8 2 (1.75%) Korn
8 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (4.39%) CCSE
2 4 (3.51%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (3.51%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.63%) PSD2
2 2 (1.75%) SEPA
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.39%) Docker
1 5 (4.39%) Firmware
2 2 (1.75%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (0.88%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 9 (7.89%) HP ALM
2 6 (5.26%) Puppet
2 6 (5.26%) Tivoli
3 5 (4.39%) Ansible
3 5 (4.39%) CA Service Virtualization
4 4 (3.51%) Kubernetes
4 4 (3.51%) SCCM
4 4 (3.51%) SCOM
5 2 (1.75%) Forum Sentry
5 2 (1.75%) Kibana
5 2 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.75%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (1.75%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 84 (73.68%) IBM
2 12 (10.53%) HP
3 11 (9.65%) CA
4 9 (7.89%) Atlassian
5 5 (4.39%) CheckPoint
5 5 (4.39%) Cisco
5 5 (4.39%) Citrix
5 5 (4.39%) IronPort
5 5 (4.39%) Micro Focus
5 5 (4.39%) Oracle
5 5 (4.39%) Red Hat
5 5 (4.39%) Splunk
6 4 (3.51%) VMware
7 3 (2.63%) F5
7 3 (2.63%) Informatica
7 3 (2.63%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.75%) Adobe
8 2 (1.75%) Axway
8 2 (1.75%) Remedy
8 2 (1.75%) Sun