The median contractor rate for a WebSphere Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere Architect
UK
Rank 571 603 606
Rank change year-on-year +32 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Architect 12 37 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.070% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.073% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 14
Median daily rate £550 £475 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.78% -17.39%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £488 £575
% change year-on-year +7.69% -15.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere Architect over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere Architect in the UK

WebSphere Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere Architect in the UK

WebSphere Architect
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 WebSphere Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 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 +24 12 £550 +15.78%
London +21 8 £550 +15.78%
South East +10 1 £465 -2.10%
Nottingham +3 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -1 1 - -
Hertfordshire -4 1 £525 +5.00%
Watford -5 1 £525 +5.00%
East of England -8 1 £525 +5.00%
East Midlands -11 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £650 -
Winchester - 1 £465 -
Hampshire - 1 £465 -

WebSphere Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 17 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (35.29%) IBM
2 6 (35.29%) EDI
2 6 (35.29%) B2B
2 6 (35.29%) Supplier Management
3 5 (29.41%) EDIFACT
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) Java
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) J2EE
5 3 (17.65%) SOAP
5 3 (17.65%) XML
5 3 (17.65%) Finance
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (17.65%) REST
5 3 (17.65%) DevOps
5 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (11.76%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (11.76%) DataPower
6 2 (11.76%) Middleware
6 2 (11.76%) Retail
6 2 (11.76%) Spring
6 2 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (11.76%) Web Services
6 2 (11.76%) SAP
6 2 (11.76%) ETL
7 1 (5.88%) Dell
7 1 (5.88%) Red Hat

WebSphere Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 17 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Solr
2 1 (5.88%) MQSeries
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.88%) SAP HCM
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.88%) Akamai
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.88%) Boomi
3 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.88%) CloudFront
3 1 (5.88%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) SoftLayer
3 1 (5.88%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) HTTPS
1 1 (5.88%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.88%) DB2
1 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.88%) IBM BigInsights
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
1 1 (5.88%) Subversion
1 1 (5.88%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Automotive
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) EDI
2 5 (29.41%) EDIFACT
3 3 (17.65%) J2EE
3 3 (17.65%) REST
3 3 (17.65%) SOAP
3 3 (17.65%) XML
4 2 (11.76%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (11.76%) Middleware
4 2 (11.76%) Spring
4 2 (11.76%) Web Services
5 1 (5.88%) .NET
5 1 (5.88%) Backbone.js
5 1 (5.88%) EJB
5 1 (5.88%) JSON
5 1 (5.88%) JSP
5 1 (5.88%) Spring MVC
5 1 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) DataPower
1 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) B2B
1 6 (35.29%) Supplier Management
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) DevOps
3 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 2 (11.76%) ETL
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) Data Security
5 1 (5.88%) EAI
5 1 (5.88%) Logistics
5 1 (5.88%) MVC
5 1 (5.88%) Network Design
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) SOA
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Cast Iron
1 1 (5.88%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) IBM
2 2 (11.76%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Ab Initio
3 1 (5.88%) Dell
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.88%) Talend
3 1 (5.88%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.88%) VMware