Period
to 21 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a WebSphere Specialist was £498 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 866 787 860
Rank change year-on-year -79 +73 -35
Contract jobs requiring a WebSphere Specialist 19 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.034% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.036% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 20
UK median daily rate £498 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.56% +6.51% +5.63%
10th Percentile £391 £373 £346
90th Percentile £600 £515 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £443 £425
% change year-on-year -6.78% +4.12% -
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 95,495 85,506 100,399
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.91% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,722 55,490 65,035
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £252
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,000 2,914 3,144
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -7.69% +17.08%

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 May 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 10 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 May 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 -58 17 £498 +6.99%
London -60 12 £513 -2.38%
UK excluding London -53 7 £413 -6.78%
North of England -24 2 £438 -10.71%
South East -38 2 £413 -5.17%
Scotland -45 2 - -
North West -18 1 - -
Yorkshire -19 1 £438 -11.62%
Midlands - 1 £390 -
West Midlands - 1 £390 -

WebSphere Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 19 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 11 (57.89%) Banking
3 10 (52.63%) IBM
4 9 (47.37%) IBM Integration Bus
5 7 (36.84%) Java
5 7 (36.84%) Unix
6 6 (31.58%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (31.58%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (26.32%) DevOps
8 4 (21.05%) Python
8 4 (21.05%) Finance
8 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
8 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
8 4 (21.05%) Ansible
9 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
9 3 (15.79%) Memory Management
9 3 (15.79%) DataPower
9 3 (15.79%) JIRA
9 3 (15.79%) Ruby
9 3 (15.79%) Subversion
9 3 (15.79%) Maven
9 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
9 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
9 3 (15.79%) HTTP
9 3 (15.79%) J2EE
9 3 (15.79%) Perl
9 3 (15.79%) JBoss
10 2 (10.53%) Apache
10 2 (10.53%) AIX

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 6 (31.58%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (15.79%) JBoss
4 2 (10.53%) Apache
4 2 (10.53%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (5.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (5.26%) IIS
5 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Process Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
1 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 3 (15.79%) Maven
2 3 (15.79%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) Gerrit
3 1 (5.26%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 11 (57.89%) Banking
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) IBM Integration Bus
2 6 (31.58%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (15.79%) J2EE
4 2 (10.53%) REST
4 2 (10.53%) Web Services
5 1 (5.26%) Middleware
5 1 (5.26%) SOAP
5 1 (5.26%) Swagger
5 1 (5.26%) WSDL
5 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) DataPower
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Unix
2 2 (10.53%) AIX
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) DevOps
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
2 3 (15.79%) Memory Management
3 2 (10.53%) Build Automation
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Thinking
4 1 (5.26%) Database Optimisation
4 1 (5.26%) ETL
4 1 (5.26%) High Availability
4 1 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
4 1 (5.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) Python
3 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
3 3 (15.79%) Perl
3 3 (15.79%) Ruby
4 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) IBM Certification
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Ansible
2 2 (10.53%) Nagios
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) IBM
2 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Splunk
4 1 (5.26%) Adobe
4 1 (5.26%) Microgen