Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a WebSphere Specialist was £436 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 877 827 846
Rank change year-on-year -50 +19 -6
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Specialist 19 59 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.056% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.059% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 32
UK median daily rate £436 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.87% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £379 £394 £317
90th Percentile £512 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +3.87% -1.18% -
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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 24 November 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 9 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 24 November 2017. 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 -42 17 £438 +3.55%
UK excluding London +15 12 £436 +3.87%
London -27 7 £410 -6.29%
North of England +48 6 £436 +4.18%
Yorkshire +24 4 £438 -8.85%
South East -1 3 - -
North West +22 2 £425 +3.03%
Scotland -1 2 £425 +1.19%
East of England - 1 £575 -

WebSphere Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 19 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 16 (84.21%) IBM
3 11 (57.89%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (42.11%) Java
4 8 (42.11%) IBM Integration Bus
5 7 (36.84%) Banking
6 6 (31.58%) Unix
7 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Portal
7 4 (21.05%) DevOps
7 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (15.79%) Windows
8 3 (15.79%) Oracle
8 3 (15.79%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (15.79%) HTTP
8 3 (15.79%) DataPower
8 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
9 2 (10.53%) Change Control
9 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (10.53%) Microgen
9 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
9 2 (10.53%) SWIFT
9 2 (10.53%) Gerrit
9 2 (10.53%) Information Security
9 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
9 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
9 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
9 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
9 2 (10.53%) Migration
9 2 (10.53%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL

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 19 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (15.79%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (10.53%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (5.26%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
2 1 (5.26%) HTTPS
2 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.53%) Gerrit
2 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (5.26%) Bitbucket
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 7 (36.84%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) WebSphere MQ
2 8 (42.11%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (10.53%) J2EE
4 1 (5.26%) Ajax
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) HTML
4 1 (5.26%) JSF
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) DataPower
3 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
3 2 (10.53%) SWIFT
4 1 (5.26%) AS400
4 1 (5.26%) Clustering
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Unix
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
3 2 (10.53%) AIX
3 2 (10.53%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) DevOps
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Thinking
2 2 (10.53%) Change Control
2 2 (10.53%) Database Optimisation
2 2 (10.53%) ETL
2 2 (10.53%) Information Security
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Patch Management
2 2 (10.53%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
2 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (5.26%) High Availability
3 1 (5.26%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (5.26%) Microservices
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.26%) SDLC
3 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Flume
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) IBM
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Microgen
4 1 (5.26%) VMware