Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 788 800 769
Rank change year-on-year +12 -31 -54
Contract jobs citing DataPower 50 118 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.35% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 52 41
UK median daily rate £475 £490 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.06% -4.39% +13.89%
10th Percentile £408 £363 £380
90th Percentile £575 £673 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £481 £475
% change year-on-year -1.30% +1.32% +13.10%
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 28,890 33,449 31,882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.27% 32.50% 32.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,578 21,461 20,621
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £651 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,035 1,066 1,003
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.98% +5.00% -3.75%
10th Percentile £11.65 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.05 £49.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.30
% change year-on-year - +3.65% -7.37%

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 25 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DataPower in the UK

DataPower
Top 7 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 25 August 2019. 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
UK excluding London 0 41 £475 -1.30% 5
England +15 34 £475 -3.55% 4
Scotland +37 16 £488 +18.18% 1
South East +37 15 £416 -15.48% 3
East of England +35 9 £475 -
London +41 7 £550 +7.32%
Midlands +24 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 42 (84.00%) IBM
2 19 (38.00%) Java
2 19 (38.00%) Unix
3 16 (32.00%) Linux
3 16 (32.00%) WebSphere
4 14 (28.00%) Middleware
5 13 (26.00%) AIX
5 13 (26.00%) Firewall
6 12 (24.00%) HTTP
6 12 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (24.00%) Azure
6 12 (24.00%) AWS
7 11 (22.00%) Load Balancing
7 11 (22.00%) Windows
7 11 (22.00%) Oracle
7 11 (22.00%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (20.00%) SQL
9 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
9 9 (18.00%) Red Hat
9 9 (18.00%) Citrix
9 9 (18.00%) Data Protection
9 9 (18.00%) WebSphere Portal
9 9 (18.00%) PaaS
9 9 (18.00%) Oracle Database
9 9 (18.00%) Public Cloud
10 8 (16.00%) Oracle Database 12c
10 8 (16.00%) IaaS
10 8 (16.00%) Shell Script
10 8 (16.00%) SSL
10 8 (16.00%) SQL Server

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 16 (32.00%) WebSphere
2 11 (22.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (18.00%) WebSphere Portal
4 8 (16.00%) IBM HTTP Server
5 7 (14.00%) WebLogic
6 2 (4.00%) Confluence
6 2 (4.00%) Drupal
6 2 (4.00%) Mule
6 2 (4.00%) Mule ESB
7 1 (2.00%) Apache
7 1 (2.00%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (2.00%) IIS
7 1 (2.00%) JBoss
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) FileZilla
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.00%) Notepad++
Cloud Services
1 12 (24.00%) AWS
1 12 (24.00%) Azure
2 9 (18.00%) PaaS
3 8 (16.00%) IaaS
4 7 (14.00%) SaaS
5 3 (6.00%) Apigee
5 3 (6.00%) OpenShift
6 2 (4.00%) Boomi
6 2 (4.00%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (4.00%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (2.00%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (2.00%) BrowserStack
7 1 (2.00%) GitHub
7 1 (2.00%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.00%) Firewall
2 12 (24.00%) HTTP
3 8 (16.00%) SSL
4 4 (8.00%) HTTPS
5 3 (6.00%) FTP
6 2 (4.00%) DMZ
6 2 (4.00%) DNS
6 2 (4.00%) Internet
6 2 (4.00%) NetScaler
6 2 (4.00%) SMTP
6 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) Oracle Database
2 8 (16.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 8 (16.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.00%) SAP HANA
5 1 (2.00%) Big Data
5 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.00%) DataStage
5 1 (2.00%) GIS
5 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.00%) MySQL
5 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.00%) Power BI
5 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.00%) Spatial Data
5 1 (2.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.00%) Bitbucket
2 4 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.00%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (4.00%) Appium
4 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.00%) Introscope
4 2 (4.00%) JIRA
4 2 (4.00%) Selenium
4 2 (4.00%) Travis CI
4 2 (4.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.00%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.00%) Hudson
5 1 (2.00%) JMeter
5 1 (2.00%) JProfiler
5 1 (2.00%) SilkTest
5 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.00%) XMLSpy
General
1 6 (12.00%) Banking
2 4 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (16.00%) Analyst
1 8 (16.00%) Consultant
1 8 (16.00%) Developer
1 8 (16.00%) WebSphere Specialist
2 7 (14.00%) Architect
3 5 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (8.00%) Integration Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Integration Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Oracle Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (6.00%) Middleware Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Oracle Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Oracle Middleware Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Test Automation Specialist
5 3 (6.00%) Test Specialist
5 3 (6.00%) WebSphere Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
6 2 (4.00%) Identity Management Specialist
6 2 (4.00%) Server Specialist
6 2 (4.00%) Tivoli Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.00%) Middleware
2 7 (14.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 7 (14.00%) J2EE
2 7 (14.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 7 (14.00%) REST
3 6 (12.00%) XML
4 5 (10.00%) Node.js
4 5 (10.00%) Web Services
5 4 (8.00%) IDoc
5 4 (8.00%) JSON
5 4 (8.00%) SAP PI
5 4 (8.00%) SOAP
5 4 (8.00%) XSLT
6 3 (6.00%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (4.00%) .NET
7 2 (4.00%) LDAP
7 2 (4.00%) OAuth
7 2 (4.00%) Spring
7 2 (4.00%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
7 2 (4.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Public Cloud
2 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) Cloud Native
3 2 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.00%) Unix
2 16 (32.00%) Linux
3 13 (26.00%) AIX
4 12 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (22.00%) Windows
6 7 (14.00%) Windows Server
6 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (12.00%) Solaris
8 2 (4.00%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Load Balancing
2 9 (18.00%) Data Protection
3 7 (14.00%) ITIL
3 7 (14.00%) Microservices
3 7 (14.00%) Network Design
3 7 (14.00%) Service Management
3 7 (14.00%) TOGAF
4 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.00%) DevOps
4 5 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 5 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (8.00%) Information Security
5 4 (8.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.00%) API Design
6 3 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (6.00%) SOA
6 3 (6.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (6.00%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (6.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.00%) Architectural Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.00%) Java
2 10 (20.00%) SQL
3 8 (16.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.00%) Go
5 2 (4.00%) Python
6 1 (2.00%) C
6 1 (2.00%) C#
6 1 (2.00%) Kotlin
6 1 (2.00%) Tcl
6 1 (2.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.00%) CCSE
2 2 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle RAC
1 7 (14.00%) XenApp
2 6 (12.00%) Docker
3 2 (4.00%) Apache Flume
3 2 (4.00%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) Data Guard
2 5 (10.00%) Kubernetes
3 4 (8.00%) Ansible
3 4 (8.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.00%) HP ALM
4 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.00%) Nagios
4 1 (2.00%) SCCM
4 1 (2.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (84.00%) IBM
2 11 (22.00%) Oracle
3 9 (18.00%) Citrix
3 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (18.00%) Red Hat
4 7 (14.00%) Google
4 7 (14.00%) SAP
5 3 (6.00%) Splunk
5 3 (6.00%) WSO2
6 2 (4.00%) CA
6 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.00%) Cisco
6 2 (4.00%) Dell
6 2 (4.00%) hybris
6 2 (4.00%) IronPort
6 2 (4.00%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.00%) HP
7 1 (2.00%) Siebel
7 1 (2.00%) Teradata
7 1 (2.00%) Vitria