Period
to 23 April 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of webMethods products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited webMethods over the 6 months to 23 April 2018 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within webMethods, Inc.

webMethods
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 695 704 621
Rank change year-on-year +9 -83 +2
Contract jobs citing webMethods 182 134 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.15% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.43% 0.33% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 52 100
UK median daily rate £400 £488 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.07% +13.22% -4.17%
10th Percentile £330 £350 £313
90th Percentile £613 £571 £614
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £423
% change year-on-year -15.79% +12.43% -6.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

webMethods is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 42,212 41,016 46,374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.76% 44.58% 43.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,380 25,182 27,927
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £247 £250 £235
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,442 1,475 1,675
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.30 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.16% -8.95% +11.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £10.08
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.29 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% -8.33% +9.09%

webMethods
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for webMethods in the UK

webMethods
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for webMethods in the UK

webMethods
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing webMethods over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for webMethods in the UK

webMethods
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing webMethods.

Contractor hourly rate trend for webMethods in the UK

webMethods
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing webMethods within the UK over the 6 months to 23 April 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 +13 176 £400 -15.79% 9
UK excluding London +8 171 £400 -15.79% 7
South East +44 110 £400 -19.05%
East of England +12 27 £425 -5.56% 3
Midlands -17 25 £545 +14.74% 1
West Midlands +4 23 £545 +14.74% 1
North of England +4 8 £375 -25.00% 2
North West -7 7 £375 +4.17%
London -64 5 £398 -27.73% 2
East Midlands -8 2 - -
South West -6 1 £300 -33.33% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing webMethods 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 webMethods.

1 130 (71.43%) Java
2 79 (43.41%) SQL
3 77 (42.31%) Oracle
4 70 (38.46%) XML
5 62 (34.07%) Unix
5 62 (34.07%) WebLogic
6 53 (29.12%) Windows
7 52 (28.57%) Linux
8 49 (26.92%) Eclipse
8 49 (26.92%) Selenium
8 49 (26.92%) DevOps
9 48 (26.37%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (23.63%) Software AG
11 41 (22.53%) HTTP
12 40 (21.98%) SOAP
12 40 (21.98%) J2EE
12 40 (21.98%) Microsoft
13 38 (20.88%) Problem-Solving
14 36 (19.78%) System Integration Testing
15 34 (18.68%) ISEB
16 33 (18.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 33 (18.13%) Red Hat
17 32 (17.58%) Ant
17 32 (17.58%) Test Automation
18 30 (16.48%) SQL Server
18 30 (16.48%) Test Strategy
19 29 (15.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 29 (15.93%) .NET
19 29 (15.93%) JBoss
19 29 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure

webMethods
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 62 (34.07%) WebLogic
2 29 (15.93%) JBoss
3 27 (14.84%) Apache
4 12 (6.59%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.30%) nginx
5 6 (3.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (3.30%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.75%) Mule
6 5 (2.75%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (1.10%) CMS
7 2 (1.10%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.55%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 12 (6.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (8.79%) SAP ERP
2 15 (8.24%) SAP PSCD
3 8 (4.40%) BusinessWare
4 2 (1.10%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (1.10%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.10%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.55%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 29 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.75%) GitHub
2 5 (2.75%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.55%) Boomi
3 1 (0.55%) iPaaS
3 1 (0.55%) Runscope
Communications & Networking
1 41 (22.53%) HTTP
2 27 (14.84%) PuTTY
2 27 (14.84%) WinSCP
3 25 (13.74%) SSL
4 18 (9.89%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.85%) FTP
5 7 (3.85%) Internet
5 7 (3.85%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.48%) SQL Server
2 26 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 26 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
2 26 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 26 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 26 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
3 25 (13.74%) BusinessObjects
4 24 (13.19%) MongoDB
5 15 (8.24%) SAP Data Services
6 14 (7.69%) DB2
7 7 (3.85%) NoSQL
8 6 (3.30%) Oracle OWB
8 6 (3.30%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.65%) MySQL
9 3 (1.65%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.55%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 49 (26.92%) Eclipse
1 49 (26.92%) Selenium
2 32 (17.58%) Ant
3 28 (15.38%) SoapUI
4 27 (14.84%) Oracle APEX
4 27 (14.84%) SpecFlow
4 27 (14.84%) TestNG
5 26 (14.29%) HP UFT
6 22 (12.09%) Git (software)
6 22 (12.09%) IntelliJ
6 22 (12.09%) JUnit
7 18 (9.89%) LoadRunner
8 17 (9.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (9.34%) Toad
9 14 (7.69%) XMLSpy
10 13 (7.14%) CA Gen
11 10 (5.49%) Cucumber
12 7 (3.85%) Gatling
12 7 (3.85%) Jenkins
13 5 (2.75%) gulp
General
1 20 (10.99%) Finance
2 16 (8.79%) Telecoms
3 14 (7.69%) General Ledger
4 10 (5.49%) Retail
5 4 (2.20%) Legal
6 1 (0.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 72 (39.56%) Developer
2 37 (20.33%) Analyst
3 34 (18.68%) webMethods Developer
4 26 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 23 (12.64%) Test Analyst
6 21 (11.54%) Consultant
6 21 (11.54%) Scala Developer
7 18 (9.89%) Java Team Leader
7 18 (9.89%) Team Leader
8 15 (8.24%) Lead Developer
8 15 (8.24%) Lead Java Developer
8 15 (8.24%) SAP Consultant
9 12 (6.59%) Test Engineer
10 10 (5.49%) Architect
11 9 (4.95%) Test Automation Engineer
12 8 (4.40%) Analyst Developer
12 8 (4.40%) Java Scala Developer
13 7 (3.85%) HTML Developer
13 7 (3.85%) Integration Analyst
13 7 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (38.46%) XML
2 40 (21.98%) J2EE
2 40 (21.98%) SOAP
3 29 (15.93%) .NET
4 27 (14.84%) Web Services
5 25 (13.74%) REST
6 24 (13.19%) JSON
7 23 (12.64%) Spring
8 22 (12.09%) CSS
8 22 (12.09%) EJB
8 22 (12.09%) Hibernate
8 22 (12.09%) HTML
8 22 (12.09%) HTML5
8 22 (12.09%) J2SE
8 22 (12.09%) Play Framework
9 20 (10.99%) JMS
10 17 (9.34%) JDBC
11 15 (8.24%) SAP XI
11 15 (8.24%) WSDL
11 15 (8.24%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.64%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 10 (5.49%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.85%) DataPower
5 3 (1.65%) Life Science
6 2 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.10%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.55%) Clustering
7 1 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.55%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 62 (34.07%) Unix
2 53 (29.12%) Windows
3 52 (28.57%) Linux
4 33 (18.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 25 (13.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (12.64%) AIX
8 8 (4.40%) Ubuntu
9 5 (2.75%) Solaris
10 2 (1.10%) CentOS
10 2 (1.10%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (26.92%) DevOps
2 48 (26.37%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (20.88%) Problem-Solving
4 36 (19.78%) System Integration Testing
5 32 (17.58%) Test Automation
6 30 (16.48%) Test Strategy
7 28 (15.38%) ETL
7 28 (15.38%) Project Management
7 28 (15.38%) Scrum
8 26 (14.29%) API Testing
9 25 (13.74%) Microservices
9 25 (13.74%) SOA
10 24 (13.19%) Data Mapping
11 23 (12.64%) Data Management
12 19 (10.44%) Performance Testing
12 19 (10.44%) Test Scripting
13 18 (9.89%) ERP
14 17 (9.34%) CRM
14 17 (9.34%) Defect Tracking
15 16 (8.79%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 130 (71.43%) Java
2 79 (43.41%) SQL
3 26 (14.29%) F#
4 22 (12.09%) Scala
5 18 (9.89%) Perl
5 18 (9.89%) Shell Script
6 16 (8.79%) JavaScript
7 13 (7.14%) PL/SQL
8 10 (5.49%) C#
9 9 (4.95%) ActionScript
9 9 (4.95%) ActionScript 2.0
10 8 (4.40%) Python
11 7 (3.85%) ActionScript 3.0
12 6 (3.30%) Haskell
13 5 (2.75%) Groovy
13 5 (2.75%) Ruby
14 3 (1.65%) VB
14 3 (1.65%) VB6
14 3 (1.65%) VBA
15 2 (1.10%) C++
Qualifications
1 34 (18.68%) ISEB
2 29 (15.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 27 (14.84%) Security Cleared
4 22 (12.09%) ISEB Practitioner
5 21 (11.54%) SC Cleared
6 14 (7.69%) CCA
7 10 (5.49%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.55%) Degree
9 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.85%) RosettaNet
2 2 (1.10%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (14.29%) vSphere
2 22 (12.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 27 (14.84%) HP ALM
2 22 (12.09%) Puppet
3 16 (8.79%) Grafana
3 16 (8.79%) Kibana
4 4 (2.20%) vRealize
5 2 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 77 (42.31%) Oracle
2 43 (23.63%) Software AG
3 40 (21.98%) Microsoft
4 33 (18.13%) Red Hat
5 27 (14.84%) HP
6 26 (14.29%) VMware
7 21 (11.54%) SAP
8 18 (9.89%) BEA
9 13 (7.14%) Informatica
9 13 (7.14%) Pega
10 11 (6.04%) IBM
11 9 (4.95%) Ab Initio
12 8 (4.40%) Vitria
13 7 (3.85%) TIBCO
14 6 (3.30%) Adobe
14 6 (3.30%) WSO2
15 5 (2.75%) Google
16 3 (1.65%) Capita
16 3 (1.65%) CheckPoint
16 3 (1.65%) Salesforce.com