The median contractor rate for a WebSphere Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

IBM WebSphere Architect
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 637 605
Rank change year-on-year +61 -32  
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Architect 11 15 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.028% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.030% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 8
Median daily rate £600 £551 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.84% +11.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £518 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £608 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £650 - £531
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.80

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

WebSphere Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured WebSphere Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere Architect in the UK

WebSphere Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere Architect in the UK

WebSphere Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere Architect in the UK

WebSphere Architect
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 WebSphere Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 +42 10 £600 +8.84%
London -1 7 £550 -0.22%
Midlands - 2 £650 -
South West - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -

WebSphere Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, WebSphere Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring WebSphere Architect in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (36.36%) Supplier Management
2 8 (36.36%) E-Commerce
2 8 (36.36%) EDI
2 8 (36.36%) B2B
3 7 (31.82%) EDIFACT
4 6 (27.27%) Retail
5 5 (22.73%) TOGAF
5 5 (22.73%) CMS
5 5 (22.73%) Adobe
5 5 (22.73%) IBM
5 5 (22.73%) CoreMedia CMS
5 5 (22.73%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (22.73%) Sitecore
5 5 (22.73%) ArchiMate
6 4 (18.18%) Finance
6 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.64%) Middleware
7 3 (13.64%) SAP
7 3 (13.64%) SOAP
7 3 (13.64%) DataPower
7 3 (13.64%) REST
8 2 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Strategy
8 2 (9.09%) DevOps
8 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (9.09%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (9.09%) SOA
8 2 (9.09%) XML

WebSphere Architect Skill Set
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 22 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (22.73%) CMS
2 5 (22.73%) CoreMedia CMS
2 5 (22.73%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (4.55%) MQSeries
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.55%) SAP HCM
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Akamai
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.55%) Boomi
2 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.55%) CloudFront
2 1 (4.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
1 1 (4.55%) HTTPS
1 1 (4.55%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) DB2
1 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.55%) IBM BigInsights
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 6 (27.27%) Retail
2 4 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Electronics
4 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) EDI
2 7 (31.82%) EDIFACT
3 3 (13.64%) Middleware
3 3 (13.64%) REST
3 3 (13.64%) SOAP
4 2 (9.09%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (9.09%) XML
5 1 (4.55%) .NET
5 1 (4.55%) Backbone.js
5 1 (4.55%) J2EE
5 1 (4.55%) JSON
5 1 (4.55%) Spring
5 1 (4.55%) WCF
5 1 (4.55%) Web Services
5 1 (4.55%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) DataPower
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) B2B
1 8 (36.36%) E-Commerce
1 8 (36.36%) Supplier Management
2 5 (22.73%) ArchiMate
2 5 (22.73%) TOGAF
3 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Strategy
4 2 (9.09%) SOA
5 1 (4.55%) Business Process Modelling
5 1 (4.55%) Business Transformation
5 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (4.55%) Data Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Data Governance
5 1 (4.55%) Data Strategy
5 1 (4.55%) IT Strategy
5 1 (4.55%) Microservices
5 1 (4.55%) Open Source
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Java
1 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
1 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Cast Iron
1 1 (4.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Adobe
1 5 (22.73%) IBM
1 5 (22.73%) Sitecore
2 3 (13.64%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Dell
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.55%) Software AG
3 1 (4.55%) Talend
3 1 (4.55%) Unisys
3 1 (4.55%) VMware