The median contractor rate for a WebSphere Specialist was £443 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere Specialist
UK
Rank 586 612 600
Rank change year-on-year +26 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Specialist 13 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.030% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.032% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 9
Median daily rate £443 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.11% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £375 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.11% -  
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 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
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 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

WebSphere Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere Specialist in the UK

WebSphere Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere Specialist in the UK

WebSphere Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere Specialist in the UK

WebSphere Specialist
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +32 11 £435 +2.35% 1
South East - 7 £435 -
Hampshire - 7 £435 -
Scotland +27 2 £450 +9.75% 1
North West +15 2 £385 -9.41%
Winchester - 2 £435 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £490 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £490 - 1
Leeds - 2 £490 - 1
Manchester +19 1 - -
Glasgow +4 1 - - 1
Liverpool - 1 £385 -
Merseyside - 1 £385 -

WebSphere Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, WebSphere Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 37 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 25 (67.57%) IBM
3 24 (64.86%) Linux
4 23 (62.16%) WebSphere Application Server
5 20 (54.05%) WebSphere MQ
6 16 (43.24%) IBM Integration Bus
7 13 (35.14%) Shell Script
7 13 (35.14%) JBoss
7 13 (35.14%) Tomcat
7 13 (35.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (29.73%) Red Hat
9 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
9 10 (27.03%) Open Source
9 10 (27.03%) Bash Shell
9 10 (27.03%) Apache TomEE
9 10 (27.03%) Apache Geronimo
10 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
10 9 (24.32%) Middleware
11 8 (21.62%) AIX
11 8 (21.62%) Analytics
12 7 (18.92%) Unix
13 6 (16.22%) Windows
13 6 (16.22%) SSL
13 6 (16.22%) Banking
13 6 (16.22%) High Availability
14 5 (13.51%) Finance
14 5 (13.51%) IBM HTTP Server
14 5 (13.51%) Apache
14 5 (13.51%) J2EE
15 4 (10.81%) Java

WebSphere Specialist 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 37 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 23 (62.16%) WebSphere Application Server
3 13 (35.14%) JBoss
3 13 (35.14%) Tomcat
4 10 (27.03%) Apache Geronimo
4 10 (27.03%) Apache TomEE
5 5 (13.51%) Apache
5 5 (13.51%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (5.41%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (2.70%) Commerce Server
7 1 (2.70%) Confluence
7 1 (2.70%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (2.70%) Fredhopper
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) SSL
2 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.11%) HTTP
4 1 (2.70%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Ant
2 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 6 (16.22%) Banking
2 5 (13.51%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Advertising
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (54.05%) WebSphere MQ
2 16 (43.24%) IBM Integration Bus
3 9 (24.32%) Middleware
4 5 (13.51%) J2EE
5 2 (5.41%) JDBC
5 2 (5.41%) JMS
5 2 (5.41%) XML
6 1 (2.70%) Ajax
6 1 (2.70%) CSS
6 1 (2.70%) HTML
6 1 (2.70%) JSON
6 1 (2.70%) Web Services
6 1 (2.70%) Worklight
6 1 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Clustering
2 1 (2.70%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 24 (64.86%) Linux
2 13 (35.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (21.62%) AIX
4 7 (18.92%) Unix
5 6 (16.22%) Windows
6 1 (2.70%) Solaris
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Open Source
2 8 (21.62%) Analytics
3 6 (16.22%) High Availability
4 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.41%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 2 (5.41%) Change Management
5 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.41%) DevOps
6 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.70%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.70%) Information Security
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL
6 1 (2.70%) Microservices
6 1 (2.70%) Mobile First
6 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) Shell Script
2 10 (27.03%) Bash Shell
3 4 (10.81%) Java
4 3 (8.11%) Jython
5 2 (5.41%) Perl
6 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 25 (67.57%) IBM
2 11 (29.73%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.70%) AppDynamics
3 1 (2.70%) Chordiant
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Splunk
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