The median contractor rate for a WebSphere Specialist was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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 Specialist
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 571 623 615
Rank change year-on-year +52 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Specialist 16 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.055% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.058% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 17
Median daily rate £475 £413 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +28.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £350 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £406 £500
% change year-on-year +10.76% -18.75%  
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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere Specialist over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 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 25 June 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 +35 12 £500 +23.07% 1
West Yorkshire +27 7 £500 +17.64%
Yorkshire +26 7 £500 +17.64%
Leeds - 7 £500 -
Scotland +41 4 £425 +0.59%
Glasgow +4 3 £413 -
London +1 3 £525 +25.74% 1
North West +22 1 - -
Manchester +10 1 - -
South West +1 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire -3 1 £425 +0.59%
Clydebank -3 1 £425 +0.59%
Wiltshire - 1 - -

WebSphere Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 29 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 23 (79.31%) IBM
3 14 (48.28%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (37.93%) Java
4 11 (37.93%) J2EE
4 11 (37.93%) Tomcat
5 10 (34.48%) Linux
5 10 (34.48%) WebSphere MQ
5 10 (34.48%) IBM Integration Bus
6 9 (31.03%) Shell Script
6 9 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (27.59%) JBoss
7 8 (27.59%) HTTP
8 7 (24.14%) DataPower
9 6 (20.69%) WebSphere Portal
9 6 (20.69%) Open Source
9 6 (20.69%) Bash Shell
9 6 (20.69%) Apache TomEE
9 6 (20.69%) Apache Geronimo
9 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
9 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
9 6 (20.69%) Red Hat
9 6 (20.69%) Finance
10 5 (17.24%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (17.24%) XML
10 5 (17.24%) Unix
10 5 (17.24%) Analytics
11 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
11 4 (13.79%) Information Security
11 4 (13.79%) Banking

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 29 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 14 (48.28%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (37.93%) Tomcat
4 8 (27.59%) JBoss
5 6 (20.69%) Apache Geronimo
5 6 (20.69%) Apache TomEE
5 6 (20.69%) WebSphere Portal
6 5 (17.24%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (3.45%) Apache
7 1 (3.45%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) HTTP
2 3 (10.34%) HTTPS
2 3 (10.34%) SSL
3 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) DB2
1 3 (10.34%) MySQL
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) JMeter
1 3 (10.34%) JUnit
1 3 (10.34%) Selenium
2 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
2 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) J2EE
2 10 (34.48%) IBM Integration Bus
2 10 (34.48%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (17.24%) XML
4 3 (10.34%) HTML
4 3 (10.34%) Middleware
4 3 (10.34%) REST
4 3 (10.34%) SOAP
5 2 (6.90%) Web Services
6 1 (3.45%) .NET
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.45%) WCF
6 1 (3.45%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) DataPower
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) AS400
3 1 (3.45%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Linux
2 9 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (17.24%) Unix
4 3 (10.34%) AIX
4 3 (10.34%) Solaris
5 1 (3.45%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Open Source
2 5 (17.24%) Analytics
3 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
3 4 (13.79%) Information Security
4 3 (10.34%) SOA
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.45%) BPEL
5 1 (3.45%) BPMN
5 1 (3.45%) Business Process Modelling
5 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.45%) DevOps
5 1 (3.45%) Microservices
5 1 (3.45%) OO
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (3.45%) SDLC
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.45%) UML
5 1 (3.45%) Use Case
5 1 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) Java
2 9 (31.03%) Shell Script
3 6 (20.69%) Bash Shell
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.34%) SQL
5 2 (6.90%) XPath
6 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
1 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Ansible
Vendors
1 23 (79.31%) IBM
2 6 (20.69%) Red Hat
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) Chordiant
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) Software AG
4 1 (3.45%) Unisys