The median contractor rate for a WebSphere Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 April 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 Consultant
UK
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 635 615
Rank change year-on-year +41 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Consultant 10 18 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.032% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.034% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 9
Median daily rate £500 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £358 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £575 £900
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 - £488
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 43833 53144 53796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.56% 95.10% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28465 34660 32613
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1448 1545 2147
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.98 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +2.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

WebSphere Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 15 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 3 months to 25 April 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 +29 9 £500 +5.26%
North West +26 2 - -
London +14 2 £538 +13.15%
Manchester +8 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £463 -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £500 -
Leeds - 1 £363 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £363 -
Bedford - 1 £425 -
Watford - 1 £500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £363 -

WebSphere Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, 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 12 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 9 (75.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (50.00%) IBM
3 6 (50.00%) Java
4 5 (41.67%) IBM Integration Bus
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
6 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (25.00%) Apache
6 3 (25.00%) Solaris
6 3 (25.00%) Middleware
6 3 (25.00%) DataPower
6 3 (25.00%) JSON
6 3 (25.00%) Open Source
7 2 (16.67%) Degree
7 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Process Server
7 2 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (16.67%) iPlanet
7 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) AIX
7 2 (16.67%) zOS
7 2 (16.67%) IIS
7 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 2 (16.67%) XML

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 12 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (25.00%) Apache
2 3 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (16.67%) IIS
3 2 (16.67%) iPlanet
3 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (8.33%) JBoss
4 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) LDAP
1 1 (8.33%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (8.33%) NetBeans
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (41.67%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (25.00%) .NET
3 3 (25.00%) JSON
3 3 (25.00%) Middleware
3 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (8.33%) J2EE
5 1 (8.33%) JDBC
5 1 (8.33%) JMS
5 1 (8.33%) JNI
5 1 (8.33%) JSF
5 1 (8.33%) JSP
5 1 (8.33%) RESTful
5 1 (8.33%) Servlets
5 1 (8.33%) WS-I
5 1 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) DataPower
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Solaris
3 2 (16.67%) AIX
3 2 (16.67%) Unix
3 2 (16.67%) zOS
4 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) API Development
2 1 (8.33%) Low Latency
2 1 (8.33%) OO
2 1 (8.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Jython
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) BladeLogic
1 1 (8.33%) CA Wily
1 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) CA
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Sun