Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a WebSphere Specialist was £498 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 February 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 Specialist
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 852 800 839
Rank change year-on-year -52 +39 +3
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Specialist 23 46 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.048% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.051% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 26
UK median daily rate £498 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £423 £405 £381
90th Percentile £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +0.29% +2.35% -
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 96,268 90,980 101,049
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.77% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,959 59,313 64,684
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.71% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,851 3,247 3,676
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.17 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

WebSphere Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere Specialist in the UK

WebSphere Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere Specialist in the UK

WebSphere Specialist
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 Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 21 February 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 -36 23 £498 +12.43%
London -17 16 £505 +1.00%
UK excluding London -28 7 £436 +0.29% 1
North of England +27 6 £436 -0.29%
North West +10 3 £425 -
Yorkshire 0 3 £438 -10.71%
South East -25 1 - -

WebSphere Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, WebSphere Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring WebSphere Specialist in the job title.

1 23 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 15 (65.22%) IBM
3 14 (60.87%) Banking
4 11 (47.83%) IBM Integration Bus
5 10 (43.48%) WebSphere MQ
6 9 (39.13%) Java
7 7 (30.43%) Unix
8 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
8 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
8 6 (26.09%) DevOps
9 4 (17.39%) Oracle
9 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (17.39%) Finance
10 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
10 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
10 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
10 3 (13.04%) JBoss
10 3 (13.04%) Python
10 3 (13.04%) ETL
10 3 (13.04%) Perl
10 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
10 3 (13.04%) SQL
10 3 (13.04%) J2EE
10 3 (13.04%) Ansible
10 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
10 3 (13.04%) Memory Management
10 3 (13.04%) Gerrit
10 3 (13.04%) JIRA
10 3 (13.04%) Microgen
10 3 (13.04%) Ruby

WebSphere Specialist 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 23 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (13.04%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
1 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.04%) Gerrit
2 3 (13.04%) IBM UrbanCode
2 3 (13.04%) JIRA
2 3 (13.04%) Maven
2 3 (13.04%) Subversion
General
1 14 (60.87%) Banking
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) IBM Integration Bus
2 10 (43.48%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (13.04%) J2EE
4 2 (8.70%) Web Services
5 1 (4.35%) Ajax
5 1 (4.35%) CSS
5 1 (4.35%) HTML
5 1 (4.35%) JSF
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (4.35%) REST
5 1 (4.35%) SOAP
5 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Unix
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) AIX
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) DevOps
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Thinking
2 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
2 3 (13.04%) Database Optimisation
2 3 (13.04%) ETL
2 3 (13.04%) Memory Management
2 3 (13.04%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Build Automation
4 1 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (4.35%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) SOA
4 1 (4.35%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
2 3 (13.04%) Perl
2 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
2 3 (13.04%) Python
2 3 (13.04%) Ruby
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Ansible
2 2 (8.70%) Nagios
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) IBM
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) Microgen
3 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.70%) Splunk
5 1 (4.35%) VMware