Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a WebSphere Consultant was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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 Consultant
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 868 830 831
Rank change year-on-year -38 +1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Consultant 9 19 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.020% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.021% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 18
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -4.48% -6.94%
10th Percentile £304 £279 £350
90th Percentile £549 £550 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £400 £413
% change year-on-year -18.75% -3.03% -10.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 93,600 91,033 102,521
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,185 59,429 65,414
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,750 3,215 3,866
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +10.61%

WebSphere Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured WebSphere Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere Consultant in the UK

WebSphere Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere Consultant in the UK

WebSphere Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere Consultant over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere Consultant in the UK

WebSphere Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere Consultant in the UK

WebSphere Consultant
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 Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 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 -15 9 £350 -12.50%
London -49 5 £350 -15.92%
UK excluding London +14 4 £325 -18.75%
South East -14 2 £325 -
North of England +44 1 - -
Yorkshire +10 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

WebSphere Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, WebSphere Consultant 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (77.78%) IBM
3 4 (44.44%) Web Services
4 3 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (33.33%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (22.22%) DataPower
5 2 (22.22%) Spring Boot
5 2 (22.22%) EJB
5 2 (22.22%) JDBC
5 2 (22.22%) JSP
5 2 (22.22%) Servlets
5 2 (22.22%) SOAP
5 2 (22.22%) Struts
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) J2EE
5 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (22.22%) XML
5 2 (22.22%) JSR 168
5 2 (22.22%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (22.22%) JPA
5 2 (22.22%) RESTful
5 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
5 2 (22.22%) Middleware
5 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
5 2 (22.22%) Retail
5 2 (22.22%) Spring
6 1 (11.11%) cXML
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) webMethods

WebSphere Consultant 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 9 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
3 1 (11.11%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) FTP
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) SMTP
1 1 (11.11%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) JMeter
1 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) EJB
2 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
2 2 (22.22%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (22.22%) J2EE
2 2 (22.22%) JDBC
2 2 (22.22%) JPA
2 2 (22.22%) JSP
2 2 (22.22%) JSR 168
2 2 (22.22%) Middleware
2 2 (22.22%) RESTful
2 2 (22.22%) Servlets
2 2 (22.22%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) Spring
2 2 (22.22%) Spring Boot
2 2 (22.22%) Struts
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (22.22%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) cXML
3 1 (11.11%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) DataPower
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (11.11%) Analytics
1 1 (11.11%) API Development
1 1 (11.11%) B2B
1 1 (11.11%) Data Security
1 1 (11.11%) EAI
1 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
1 1 (11.11%) High Availability
1 1 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
1 1 (11.11%) Migration
1 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
1 1 (11.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) ActionScript
3 1 (11.11%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (11.11%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) RosettaNet
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) AppDynamics
2 1 (11.11%) Dynatrace
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Lotus
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) webMethods