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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 564 510
Rank change year-on-year +16 -54  
Contract jobs citing DataPower 59 87 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.49% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 43 47
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £330 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £538 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £450
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15613 17659 17730
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.21% 33.27% 31.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10142 11576 11144
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 579 639
Median hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.39 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

DataPower
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing DataPower as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DataPower in the UK

DataPower
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 June 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
England +2 44 £525 +16.66% 7
London -27 17 £525 +10.52% 1
Scotland +34 11 £438 +4.16%
South East +32 11 - - 3
Buckinghamshire -17 9 - - 1
Glasgow +8 7 £450 +7.14%
Milton Keynes -14 7 - - 1
South West +9 6 £538 +30.30%
Yorkshire +29 4 £450 - 1
Leeds +26 4 £450 - 1
North West +22 4 £450 -14.28%
West Yorkshire +20 4 £450 - 1
Lancashire +6 4 £450 +9.75%
Wiltshire - 4 £538 -
Preston -19 3 £450 +9.75%
Swindon - 3 £538 -
Wales - 3 £450 -
Edinburgh +17 2 - -
West Dunbartonshire -2 2 £425 +0.59%
City of London -5 2 - -
East of England -6 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £363 -
Clydebank -3 1 £425 +0.59%
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DataPower also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for DataPower.

1 86 (85.15%) IBM
2 55 (54.46%) WebSphere
3 42 (41.58%) Java
4 30 (29.70%) IBM Integration Bus
5 29 (28.71%) Finance
6 27 (26.73%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (23.76%) Middleware
7 24 (23.76%) XML
8 23 (22.77%) Web Services
9 22 (21.78%) WebSphere MQ
10 20 (19.80%) Unix
10 20 (19.80%) SOAP
10 20 (19.80%) Linux
11 19 (18.81%) SOA
12 18 (17.82%) J2EE
12 18 (17.82%) WebSphere Application Server
12 18 (17.82%) REST
13 15 (14.85%) XSLT
13 15 (14.85%) Microsoft
13 15 (14.85%) SSL
13 15 (14.85%) Banking
14 13 (12.87%) RESTful
14 13 (12.87%) HTTPS
15 12 (11.88%) HTTP
15 12 (11.88%) OO
15 12 (11.88%) JavaScript
15 12 (11.88%) Firewall
16 11 (10.89%) Shell Script
16 11 (10.89%) .NET
16 11 (10.89%) Oracle

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 55 (54.46%) WebSphere
2 18 (17.82%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (8.91%) WebSphere Portal
4 8 (7.92%) Apache
5 7 (6.93%) IBM HTTP Server
5 7 (6.93%) JBoss
6 5 (4.95%) IIS
6 5 (4.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (4.95%) WebSphere Process Server
7 4 (3.96%) Gentran
7 4 (3.96%) Mule ESB
7 4 (3.96%) WebLogic
7 4 (3.96%) WebLogic Portal
8 3 (2.97%) GlassFish
8 3 (2.97%) Mule
8 3 (2.97%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (1.98%) Confluence
9 2 (1.98%) iPlanet
9 2 (1.98%) Liferay
9 2 (1.98%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (6.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (4.95%) SAP HCM
2 3 (2.97%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.99%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.93%) OpenShift
2 5 (4.95%) Boomi
2 5 (4.95%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.85%) SSL
2 13 (12.87%) HTTPS
3 12 (11.88%) Firewall
3 12 (11.88%) HTTP
4 7 (6.93%) BGP
4 7 (6.93%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (6.93%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (6.93%) DMVPN
4 7 (6.93%) EIGRP
4 7 (6.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 7 (6.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 7 (6.93%) IOS XR
4 7 (6.93%) LDAP
4 7 (6.93%) WLAN
5 6 (5.94%) Internet
6 5 (4.95%) FTP
6 5 (4.95%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.96%) DNS
8 3 (2.97%) SNMP
8 3 (2.97%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.92%) Apache Cassandra
1 8 (7.92%) MongoDB
2 7 (6.93%) Redis
3 6 (5.94%) DB2
4 4 (3.96%) DataStage
4 4 (3.96%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.97%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.97%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.99%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.99%) Big Data
6 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.99%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.99%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (6.93%) GitLab
1 7 (6.93%) JIRA
2 3 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.98%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.98%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.98%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.98%) XMLSpy
4 1 (0.99%) jMock
4 1 (0.99%) JUnit
4 1 (0.99%) Mockito
General
1 29 (28.71%) Finance
2 15 (14.85%) Banking
3 7 (6.93%) Retail
4 2 (1.98%) Prime Brokerage
5 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.99%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Law
5 1 (0.99%) Legal
5 1 (0.99%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 26 (25.74%) Developer
2 13 (12.87%) Architect
3 11 (10.89%) Consultant
4 7 (6.93%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (6.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (6.93%) Integration Architect
4 7 (6.93%) Java Developer
4 7 (6.93%) WebSphere Developer
4 7 (6.93%) WebSphere Specialist
5 6 (5.94%) Integration Specialist
6 5 (4.95%) Integration Developer
6 5 (4.95%) Platform Engineer
6 5 (4.95%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (3.96%) Migration Specialist
7 4 (3.96%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.96%) Senior Developer
7 4 (3.96%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
8 3 (2.97%) Middleware Engineer
8 3 (2.97%) WebSphere Architect
8 3 (2.97%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (29.70%) IBM Integration Bus
2 24 (23.76%) Middleware
2 24 (23.76%) XML
3 23 (22.77%) Web Services
4 22 (21.78%) WebSphere MQ
5 20 (19.80%) SOAP
6 18 (17.82%) J2EE
6 18 (17.82%) REST
7 15 (14.85%) XSLT
8 13 (12.87%) RESTful
9 11 (10.89%) .NET
10 10 (9.90%) JSON
11 6 (5.94%) WSDL
12 5 (4.95%) HTML
13 4 (3.96%) CSS
13 4 (3.96%) EDI
13 4 (3.96%) Java EE
13 4 (3.96%) JMS
13 4 (3.96%) jQuery
13 4 (3.96%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.89%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.91%) Mobile App
3 8 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.97%) PKI
5 2 (1.98%) Clustering
5 2 (1.98%) Derivative
6 1 (0.99%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.99%) NHS
6 1 (0.99%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.80%) Linux
1 20 (19.80%) Unix
2 9 (8.91%) Windows
3 8 (7.92%) AIX
3 8 (7.92%) Solaris
4 4 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.98%) zOS
6 1 (0.99%) HPUX
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.99%) SUSE
6 1 (0.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (26.73%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (18.81%) SOA
3 12 (11.88%) OO
4 10 (9.90%) DevOps
4 10 (9.90%) Information Security
4 10 (9.90%) Open Source
4 10 (9.90%) Project Management
5 8 (7.92%) API Development
5 8 (7.92%) Migration
6 7 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (5.94%) TDD
7 6 (5.94%) UML
8 5 (4.95%) Analytics
8 5 (4.95%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.95%) CRM
8 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (4.95%) Release Management
8 5 (4.95%) Use Case
9 4 (3.96%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 42 (41.58%) Java
2 12 (11.88%) JavaScript
3 11 (10.89%) Shell Script
4 9 (8.91%) Perl
5 7 (6.93%) Python
5 7 (6.93%) SQL
6 5 (4.95%) XPath
7 4 (3.96%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.98%) Jython
9 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.99%) C#
9 1 (0.99%) Groovy
9 1 (0.99%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (6.93%) CCNP
1 7 (6.93%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.96%) Degree
3 2 (1.98%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.99%) CCSE
4 1 (0.99%) ISEB
4 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.96%) SLA
2 2 (1.98%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.99%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (3.96%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 2 (1.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.98%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (9.90%) Ansible
2 9 (8.91%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 7 (6.93%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (6.93%) FortiGate
3 7 (6.93%) HP UCMDB
3 7 (6.93%) OPNET
4 5 (4.95%) Tivoli
5 4 (3.96%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.99%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 86 (85.15%) IBM
2 15 (14.85%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.89%) Oracle
4 9 (8.91%) SAP
5 8 (7.92%) Cisco
6 7 (6.93%) Blue Coat
6 7 (6.93%) BMC
6 7 (6.93%) F5
6 7 (6.93%) Fortinet
6 7 (6.93%) HP
6 7 (6.93%) Motorola
6 7 (6.93%) Splunk
6 7 (6.93%) TippingPoint
6 7 (6.93%) WSO2
7 5 (4.95%) Dell
8 4 (3.96%) Apigee
8 4 (3.96%) CA
8 4 (3.96%) IBM Sterling
9 3 (2.97%) Kony
9 3 (2.97%) Software AG