Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 530 355 400
Rank change year-on-year -175 +45 -88
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 261 150 512
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.51% 0.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.49% 3.37% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 80 257
10th Percentile £374 £360 £394
25th Percentile £463 £423 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -5.00%
75th Percentile £613 £538 £550
90th Percentile £638 £646 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £478 £465
% change year-on-year +4.71% +2.69% +9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £57.17 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year - +246.48% -50.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £57.17 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +246.48% -50.00%

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 10,491 4,446 13,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.14% 15.11% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,161 2,985 8,599
10th Percentile £300 £300 £263
25th Percentile £406 £381 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £590 £563 £556
90th Percentile £675 £655 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 115 309
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.63 £11.00
25th Percentile £16.28 £16.02 £14.00
Median hourly rate £24.50 £21.50 £20.86
Median % change year-on-year +13.95% +3.09% +4.28%
75th Percentile £53.75 £37.88 £38.85
90th Percentile £67.95 £59.00 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.86 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +9.30% -2.44% +2.50%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -181 196 £540 +20.00% 43
London -125 115 £550 +22.22% 19
UK excluding London -143 91 £500 +4.71% 26
Work from Home -199 80 £538 +2.38% 1
South East -113 20 £575 +19.11% 3
North of England -86 19 £500 +22.70% 10
North West -54 17 £500 +38.89% 1
Scotland -83 17 £361 -31.19% 1
Midlands -67 13 £545 +55.71% 5
East of England - 12 - - 5
East Midlands -32 10 £540 - 2
Northern Ireland -5 5 £433 -4.10% 1
Wales -28 3 £550 +7.32%
West Midlands - 3 £550 - 3
Yorkshire -57 2 £500 +5.26% 9
South West - 2 £300 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 150 (57.47%) Java
2 116 (44.44%) IBM
3 102 (39.08%) Linux
4 94 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
5 87 (33.33%) Oracle
6 83 (31.80%) Tomcat
7 77 (29.50%) SQL
8 75 (28.74%) Windows
9 65 (24.90%) Unix
10 61 (23.37%) Social Skills
11 58 (22.22%) Jenkins
12 57 (21.84%) WebSphere Application Server
13 56 (21.46%) WebSphere MQ
14 51 (19.54%) Middleware
15 50 (19.16%) Finance
16 48 (18.39%) DevOps
17 47 (18.01%) Python
18 46 (17.62%) Banking
19 45 (17.24%) Apache
20 43 (16.48%) DB2
21 42 (16.09%) WebLogic
22 40 (15.33%) AWS
23 38 (14.56%) Git (software)
23 38 (14.56%) Test Automation
23 38 (14.56%) Spring
23 38 (14.56%) Ansible
24 37 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
24 37 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
24 37 (14.18%) IIS
24 37 (14.18%) J2EE

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 83 (31.80%) Tomcat
2 57 (21.84%) WebSphere Application Server
3 45 (17.24%) Apache
4 42 (16.09%) WebLogic
5 37 (14.18%) IIS
6 35 (13.41%) JBoss
7 18 (6.90%) IBM Domino
8 17 (6.51%) Confluence
9 15 (5.75%) Jetty
10 13 (4.98%) FileNet
11 11 (4.21%) SharePoint
12 10 (3.83%) Apache Solr
13 8 (3.07%) CICS
13 8 (3.07%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (3.07%) nginx
13 8 (3.07%) WebSphere Portal
14 7 (2.68%) Mongrel
15 6 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (2.30%) WebLogic Portal
16 5 (1.92%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.77%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.77%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 19 (7.28%) Magento
2 7 (2.68%) Shopify
3 4 (1.53%) Markit EDM
4 3 (1.15%) Maximo
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.77%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 40 (15.33%) AWS
2 25 (9.58%) GCP
2 25 (9.58%) GitHub
3 24 (9.20%) Azure
4 16 (6.13%) PaaS
5 14 (5.36%) IaaS
6 12 (4.60%) Microsoft 365
6 12 (4.60%) SaaS
7 9 (3.45%) OpenShift
8 7 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (2.68%) Google App Engine
9 6 (2.30%) IBM Cloud
10 4 (1.53%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 4 (1.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 4 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.53%) Kong
11 3 (1.15%) AWS CodePipeline
11 3 (1.15%) Boomi
11 3 (1.15%) Serverless
12 2 (0.77%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.88%) SSL
2 25 (9.58%) Firewall
2 25 (9.58%) HTTP
3 21 (8.05%) DNS
3 21 (8.05%) WAN
4 17 (6.51%) LAN
5 16 (6.13%) FTP
6 15 (5.75%) DHCP
7 13 (4.98%) SAN
7 13 (4.98%) TCP/IP
8 10 (3.83%) VPN
9 8 (3.07%) Fibre Channel
9 8 (3.07%) iSCSI
9 8 (3.07%) Wireless
10 7 (2.68%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (2.68%) FCoE
10 7 (2.68%) IPsec
10 7 (2.68%) Multicast
10 7 (2.68%) NAS
10 7 (2.68%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (16.48%) DB2
2 31 (11.88%) SQL Server
3 16 (6.13%) MySQL
4 11 (4.21%) Apache Ignite
4 11 (4.21%) Oracle Database
5 10 (3.83%) DbVisualizer
5 10 (3.83%) MongoDB
5 10 (3.83%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.30%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.92%) SAP HANA
8 4 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.53%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.53%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.53%) Redis
9 3 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.77%) DB2 UDB
10 2 (0.77%) HBase
10 2 (0.77%) Riak
Development Applications
1 58 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 38 (14.56%) Git (software)
3 35 (13.41%) JIRA
4 33 (12.64%) Maven
5 28 (10.73%) Sonatype Nexus
6 27 (10.34%) IBM UrbanCode
7 23 (8.81%) JUnit
8 21 (8.05%) Cucumber
9 20 (7.66%) Selenium
10 15 (5.75%) REST Assured
11 13 (4.98%) Postman
12 10 (3.83%) Gradle
12 10 (3.83%) JMeter
13 8 (3.07%) Mockito
13 8 (3.07%) Serenity BDD
14 7 (2.68%) Travis CI
15 6 (2.30%) SoapUI
15 6 (2.30%) WebDriver
16 5 (1.92%) CircleCI
16 5 (1.92%) Jasmine
General
1 61 (23.37%) Social Skills
2 50 (19.16%) Finance
3 46 (17.62%) Banking
4 37 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (9.58%) Retail
6 15 (5.75%) Public Sector
7 12 (4.60%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.53%) Documentation Skills
9 3 (1.15%) Dutch Language
9 3 (1.15%) French Language
9 3 (1.15%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.15%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.77%) Back Office
10 2 (0.77%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.38%) Billing
11 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (26.05%) Developer
2 42 (16.09%) Java Developer
3 36 (13.79%) Architect
4 21 (8.05%) Analyst
5 19 (7.28%) DevOps Engineer
6 16 (6.13%) Infrastructure Architect
6 16 (6.13%) WebSphere Specialist
7 14 (5.36%) Administrator
7 14 (5.36%) Applications Specialist
7 14 (5.36%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (4.60%) Server Specialist
8 12 (4.60%) WebSphere Server Specialist
9 11 (4.21%) C++ Developer
9 11 (4.21%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
9 11 (4.21%) Python Developer
9 11 (4.21%) WebSphere Developer
10 10 (3.83%) WebSphere Administrator
11 9 (3.45%) Tester
12 8 (3.07%) C++/Java Developer
12 8 (3.07%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (21.46%) WebSphere MQ
2 51 (19.54%) Middleware
3 38 (14.56%) Spring
4 37 (14.18%) J2EE
5 34 (13.03%) XML
6 28 (10.73%) Web Services
7 25 (9.58%) RESTful
8 24 (9.20%) SOAP
9 23 (8.81%) HTML
10 21 (8.05%) .NET
10 21 (8.05%) Hibernate
10 21 (8.05%) JSON
10 21 (8.05%) REST
11 16 (6.13%) Gherkin
12 15 (5.75%) Node.js
13 13 (4.98%) Kafka
13 13 (4.98%) React
14 12 (4.60%) AngularJS
14 12 (4.60%) Java EE
15 11 (4.21%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.75%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (5.36%) Clustering
2 14 (5.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 12 (4.60%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.21%) Credit Derivative
4 11 (4.21%) Derivative
5 10 (3.83%) DataPower
5 10 (3.83%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (3.07%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (3.07%) Public Cloud
6 8 (3.07%) User Experience
7 7 (2.68%) Cloud Native
7 7 (2.68%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.30%) Mainframe
8 6 (2.30%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.92%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.53%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.53%) PKI
10 4 (1.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 102 (39.08%) Linux
2 75 (28.74%) Windows
3 65 (24.90%) Unix
4 22 (8.43%) Windows Server
5 13 (4.98%) zOS
6 12 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (4.21%) AIX
8 8 (3.07%) Solaris
9 5 (1.92%) MVS
10 3 (1.15%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.77%) CentOS
11 2 (0.77%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.77%) openSUSE
11 2 (0.77%) OS/400
11 2 (0.77%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.77%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.77%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (18.39%) DevOps
3 38 (14.56%) Test Automation
4 37 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
6 31 (11.88%) E-Commerce
7 30 (11.49%) Configuration Management
8 29 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 28 (10.73%) BDD
9 28 (10.73%) Scrum
10 24 (9.20%) Microservices
11 23 (8.81%) TDD
12 20 (7.66%) Build Automation
12 20 (7.66%) Deployment Automation
12 20 (7.66%) ITIL
12 20 (7.66%) SDLC
13 17 (6.51%) Multithreading
14 16 (6.13%) OO
15 15 (5.75%) Migration
15 15 (5.75%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 150 (57.47%) Java
2 77 (29.50%) SQL
3 47 (18.01%) Python
4 32 (12.26%) JavaScript
5 30 (11.49%) Shell Script
6 16 (6.13%) PowerShell
7 14 (5.36%) C++
7 14 (5.36%) Groovy
8 9 (3.45%) Java 8
9 8 (3.07%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.30%) Assembly Language
10 6 (2.30%) REXX
10 6 (2.30%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.92%) Go
12 4 (1.53%) Java 11
12 4 (1.53%) Jython
12 4 (1.53%) Perl
12 4 (1.53%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.53%) VBScript
13 3 (1.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (7.66%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.90%) Degree
3 13 (4.98%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.15%) ISEB
5 3 (1.15%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.15%) RHCA
5 3 (1.15%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.38%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.38%) CEH
7 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.45%) GDPR
2 6 (2.30%) COBIT
3 5 (1.92%) QA
4 4 (1.53%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.15%) SLA
6 2 (0.77%) Accessibility
System Software
1 33 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (9.58%) Docker
3 14 (5.36%) Active Directory
3 14 (5.36%) Xen
4 10 (3.83%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (3.07%) vSphere
6 7 (2.68%) KVM
6 7 (2.68%) NFS
6 7 (2.68%) SRDF
7 6 (2.30%) RACF
8 5 (1.92%) ACF2
8 5 (1.92%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 5 (1.92%) VMware NSX
9 4 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.15%) vCloud
11 2 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.38%) qmail
12 1 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 38 (14.56%) Ansible
2 36 (13.79%) Puppet
3 28 (10.73%) Kubernetes
4 19 (7.28%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (6.51%) Terraform
6 12 (4.60%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 6 (2.30%) Nagios
8 5 (1.92%) Grafana
8 5 (1.92%) Salt
9 4 (1.53%) CA Wily
9 4 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (1.53%) Tivoli
9 4 (1.53%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.15%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 2 (0.77%) Kibana
11 2 (0.77%) logstash
11 2 (0.77%) Packer
11 2 (0.77%) QRadar
11 2 (0.77%) vRealize
11 2 (0.77%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 116 (44.44%) IBM
2 87 (33.33%) Oracle
3 35 (13.41%) Microsoft
4 33 (12.64%) VMware
5 21 (8.05%) Google
6 18 (6.90%) Cisco
6 18 (6.90%) Citrix
6 18 (6.90%) MuleSoft
6 18 (6.90%) Xerox
7 14 (5.36%) hybris
7 14 (5.36%) SAP
8 12 (4.60%) Red Hat
9 10 (3.83%) EMC
10 9 (3.45%) ServiceNow
11 8 (3.07%) AppDynamics
11 8 (3.07%) NetApp
11 8 (3.07%) Splunk
12 6 (2.30%) BMC
12 6 (2.30%) Compuware
12 6 (2.30%) Software AG