Period
to 11 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for WebSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere over the 6 months to 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the 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
UK
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 465 401 350
Rank change year-on-year -64 -51 -60
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 213 264 714
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.51% 0.77%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.82% 3.55% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 133 431
10th Percentile £381 £340 £375
25th Percentile £431 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £575 £613 £575
90th Percentile £613 £671 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £510 £475
% change year-on-year -1.86% +7.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
10th Percentile " " £16.55
25th Percentile £64.85 " £24.24
Median hourly rate £67.19 - £33.58
75th Percentile £69.54 " £41.00
90th Percentile " " £43.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £26.65

WebSphere is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7,560 7,437 14,638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.51% 14.44% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,151 4,908 9,478
10th Percentile £300 £263 £281
25th Percentile £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £473 £475
Median % change year-on-year +0.53% -0.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £575
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +1.71% - +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 170 279
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.61 £11.95
25th Percentile £17.13 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +27.50% +11.11% +2.86%
75th Percentile £54.06 £35.75 £37.50
90th Percentile £65.50 £53.75 £48.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.25 £19.00 £16.36
% change year-on-year +27.63% +16.17% -6.54%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WebSphere.

Daily rate trend for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WebSphere over the 6 months to 11 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WebSphere.

Hourly rate trend for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the UK over the 6 months to 11 May 2021. 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 -23 175 £525 +1.50% 32
UK excluding London -6 103 £500 -1.86% 27
London -17 88 £525 +10.53% 11
Work from Home -205 59 £450 -14.29% 1
East of England +45 32 £541 -1.64% 4
Midlands +22 17 £475 -28.30% 2
South East -5 16 £550 +10.83% 8
Scotland -36 15 £445 +4.71% 4
North of England +25 12 £450 -10.00% 6
North West +19 11 £450 -5.26% 2
East Midlands +23 8 £463 -31.48%
West Midlands -5 7 £550 -15.38% 2
Northern Ireland +10 6 £450 -
South West +42 3 £500 - 1
Wales 0 2 £588 +39.88% 2
Yorkshire +19 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 120 (56.34%) Java
2 92 (43.19%) Oracle
3 90 (42.25%) IBM
4 78 (36.62%) SQL
5 70 (32.86%) Linux
6 69 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (32.39%) Social Skills
7 67 (31.46%) Tomcat
8 63 (29.58%) WebSphere Application Server
9 61 (28.64%) Jenkins
10 56 (26.29%) Git (software)
11 51 (23.94%) Unix
12 50 (23.47%) DB2
12 50 (23.47%) AWS
13 44 (20.66%) Finance
14 43 (20.19%) Continuous Integration
15 42 (19.72%) Windows
16 41 (19.25%) Microsoft
16 41 (19.25%) WebSphere MQ
16 41 (19.25%) Middleware
17 40 (18.78%) VMware
18 39 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
19 38 (17.84%) J2EE
20 37 (17.37%) Spring
21 35 (16.43%) JBoss
21 35 (16.43%) Apache
21 35 (16.43%) Python
22 34 (15.96%) E-Commerce
22 34 (15.96%) DevOps
23 33 (15.49%) Azure

WebSphere
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 67 (31.46%) Tomcat
2 63 (29.58%) WebSphere Application Server
3 35 (16.43%) Apache
3 35 (16.43%) JBoss
4 27 (12.68%) WebLogic
5 22 (10.33%) IBM Domino
6 20 (9.39%) Jetty
7 15 (7.04%) IIS
8 11 (5.16%) nginx
9 10 (4.69%) Apache ServiceMix
9 10 (4.69%) IBM HTTP Server
10 8 (3.76%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (3.76%) FileNet
11 7 (3.29%) Mongrel
12 6 (2.82%) CICS
12 6 (2.82%) Confluence
12 6 (2.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (2.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 5 (2.35%) WebLogic Portal
14 4 (1.88%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 8 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (2.82%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (2.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.47%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 27 (12.68%) Magento
2 14 (6.57%) Maximo
3 8 (3.76%) Shopify
4 3 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (1.41%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 50 (23.47%) AWS
2 33 (15.49%) Azure
3 21 (9.86%) GCP
4 14 (6.57%) PaaS
5 13 (6.10%) IaaS
6 10 (4.69%) SaaS
7 8 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (3.29%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (3.29%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (3.29%) GitHub
8 7 (3.29%) Google App Engine
8 7 (3.29%) Serverless
9 6 (2.82%) Microsoft 365
10 4 (1.88%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 4 (1.88%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 4 (1.88%) OpenShift
10 4 (1.88%) Route 53
11 3 (1.41%) Attraqt
11 3 (1.41%) Boomi
11 3 (1.41%) SpeedCurve
Communications & Networking
1 30 (14.08%) HTTP
2 27 (12.68%) SSL
3 26 (12.21%) Firewall
4 24 (11.27%) WAN
5 20 (9.39%) DNS
5 20 (9.39%) LAN
6 18 (8.45%) SAN
7 15 (7.04%) FTP
8 13 (6.10%) VPN
8 13 (6.10%) Wireless
9 11 (5.16%) DHCP
10 10 (4.69%) TCP/IP
11 7 (3.29%) IPsec
11 7 (3.29%) SSH
12 6 (2.82%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (2.82%) iSCSI
13 5 (2.35%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (2.35%) FCoE
13 5 (2.35%) Multicast
13 5 (2.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (23.47%) DB2
2 30 (14.08%) SQL Server
3 20 (9.39%) MySQL
4 11 (5.16%) DbVisualizer
5 10 (4.69%) MongoDB
6 8 (3.76%) NoSQL
7 7 (3.29%) Hadoop
8 6 (2.82%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (2.82%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.35%) SAP HANA
10 4 (1.88%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (1.88%) HBase
10 4 (1.88%) Redis
11 3 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.41%) Riak
12 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 61 (28.64%) Jenkins
2 56 (26.29%) Git (software)
3 31 (14.55%) JIRA
3 31 (14.55%) Maven
4 26 (12.21%) Cucumber
5 24 (11.27%) JUnit
6 19 (8.92%) REST Assured
6 19 (8.92%) Selenium
7 14 (6.57%) IBM UrbanCode
7 14 (6.57%) JMeter
8 13 (6.10%) Postman
8 13 (6.10%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (5.63%) Mockito
10 11 (5.16%) Gradle
11 10 (4.69%) Serenity BDD
12 8 (3.76%) SoapUI
12 8 (3.76%) Subversion
13 7 (3.29%) Ant
13 7 (3.29%) SonarQube
13 7 (3.29%) Travis CI
General
1 69 (32.39%) Social Skills
2 44 (20.66%) Finance
3 25 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (11.27%) Retail
5 20 (9.39%) Banking
6 12 (5.63%) Public Sector
7 11 (5.16%) Presentation Skills
8 7 (3.29%) Organisational Skills
9 4 (1.88%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (1.41%) Games
10 3 (1.41%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.41%) Law
10 3 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.94%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.47%) Billing
12 1 (0.47%) Marketing
12 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.47%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 61 (28.64%) Developer
2 35 (16.43%) Architect
3 24 (11.27%) Infrastructure Architect
3 24 (11.27%) Java Developer
4 12 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (5.16%) Maximo Developer
6 10 (4.69%) Tester
7 9 (4.23%) Administrator
7 9 (4.23%) Analyst
7 9 (4.23%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (3.76%) Automation Tester
8 8 (3.76%) WebSphere Specialist
9 7 (3.29%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.29%) Senior Developer
9 7 (3.29%) VMware Architect
10 6 (2.82%) Applications Specialist
10 6 (2.82%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (2.82%) Test Engineer
10 6 (2.82%) WebSphere Architect
11 5 (2.35%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (19.25%) Middleware
1 41 (19.25%) WebSphere MQ
2 38 (17.84%) J2EE
3 37 (17.37%) Spring
4 29 (13.62%) XML
5 28 (13.15%) Web Services
6 25 (11.74%) RESTful
7 22 (10.33%) Node.js
8 21 (9.86%) Hibernate
9 20 (9.39%) JSON
10 18 (8.45%) SOAP
11 16 (7.51%) Gherkin
12 14 (6.57%) .NET
12 14 (6.57%) Java EE
12 14 (6.57%) REST
13 10 (4.69%) Drools
13 10 (4.69%) HTML
13 10 (4.69%) Spring Boot
14 9 (4.23%) AngularJS
14 9 (4.23%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.92%) Data Centre
1 19 (8.92%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (7.98%) Clustering
3 9 (4.23%) DataPower
3 9 (4.23%) Private Cloud
4 8 (3.76%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.29%) Mainframe
5 7 (3.29%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.82%) PKI
6 6 (2.82%) User Experience
7 5 (2.35%) Cloud Native
8 4 (1.88%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.41%) FMCG
9 3 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.41%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.41%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (1.41%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.41%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 70 (32.86%) Linux
2 51 (23.94%) Unix
3 42 (19.72%) Windows
4 15 (7.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (6.57%) Windows Server
6 11 (5.16%) zOS
7 6 (2.82%) AIX
7 6 (2.82%) MVS
7 6 (2.82%) Solaris
8 4 (1.88%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.47%) OS/400
10 1 (0.47%) SUSE
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.47%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (20.19%) Continuous Integration
3 34 (15.96%) DevOps
3 34 (15.96%) E-Commerce
4 32 (15.02%) Scrum
5 30 (14.08%) BDD
5 30 (14.08%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (13.62%) Test Automation
7 28 (13.15%) Microservices
8 27 (12.68%) Configuration Management
8 27 (12.68%) Migration
9 23 (10.80%) Unit Testing
10 20 (9.39%) Deployment Automation
10 20 (9.39%) Load Balancing
11 19 (8.92%) Software Engineering
11 19 (8.92%) TDD
11 19 (8.92%) User Stories
12 16 (7.51%) ITIL
13 15 (7.04%) Performance Tuning
13 15 (7.04%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 120 (56.34%) Java
2 78 (36.62%) SQL
3 35 (16.43%) Python
4 31 (14.55%) Shell Script
5 24 (11.27%) JavaScript
6 17 (7.98%) PL/SQL
7 14 (6.57%) Bash Shell
8 10 (4.69%) Jython
8 10 (4.69%) PHP
9 8 (3.76%) PowerShell
10 7 (3.29%) Go
10 7 (3.29%) Java 8
10 7 (3.29%) Perl
11 6 (2.82%) Assembly Language
11 6 (2.82%) REXX
11 6 (2.82%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.88%) XPath
13 3 (1.41%) AWK
13 3 (1.41%) C#
13 3 (1.41%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (5.63%) SC Cleared
1 12 (5.63%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.29%) Degree
2 7 (3.29%) RHCA
2 7 (3.29%) TOGAF Certification
3 4 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.94%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.47%) CEH
6 1 (0.47%) ISEB
6 1 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.47%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.51%) QA
2 10 (4.69%) GDPR
3 4 (1.88%) COBIT
3 4 (1.88%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.94%) SEPA
4 2 (0.94%) SLA
5 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 39 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (10.33%) Docker
3 12 (5.63%) Hyper-V
3 12 (5.63%) Xen
4 10 (4.69%) Active Directory
4 10 (4.69%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (4.69%) vSphere
5 7 (3.29%) Postfix
5 7 (3.29%) qmail
6 6 (2.82%) ACF2
6 6 (2.82%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 6 (2.82%) RACF
7 5 (2.35%) KVM
7 5 (2.35%) NFS
7 5 (2.35%) SRDF
8 4 (1.88%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (1.88%) VMware NSX
9 3 (1.41%) vCloud
10 1 (0.47%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 28 (13.15%) Kubernetes
2 27 (12.68%) Ansible
3 22 (10.33%) Puppet
4 19 (8.92%) Terraform
5 10 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.88%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.41%) Grafana
7 3 (1.41%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 2 (0.94%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.94%) Istio
9 1 (0.47%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.47%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 1 (0.47%) vMotion
9 1 (0.47%) vRealize
Vendors
1 92 (43.19%) Oracle
2 90 (42.25%) IBM
3 41 (19.25%) Microsoft
4 40 (18.78%) VMware
5 26 (12.21%) Red Hat
6 22 (10.33%) Xerox
7 20 (9.39%) Google
8 19 (8.92%) SAP
9 18 (8.45%) Cisco
10 17 (7.98%) Citrix
11 16 (7.51%) hybris
12 14 (6.57%) MuleSoft
13 10 (4.69%) Dynatrace
13 10 (4.69%) New Relic
14 7 (3.29%) CA
14 7 (3.29%) EMC
14 7 (3.29%) Juniper
14 7 (3.29%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (2.82%) BMC
15 6 (2.82%) NetApp