Period
to

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 28 June 2022 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
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 516 496 396
Rank change year-on-year -20 -100 -26
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 350 231 211
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.36% 0.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.37% 2.83% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 118 110
10th Percentile £450 £378 £338
25th Percentile £513 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +10.53% -4.52%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £556
90th Percentile £713 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +15.00% +5.26% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £67.19 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 10,388 8,170 5,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.80% 12.71% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,137 5,507 3,781
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
25th Percentile £419 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.25% +3.05% -
75th Percentile £626 £575 £550
90th Percentile £734 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £448 £450
% change year-on-year +5.97% -0.39% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 161 121
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.25 £12.63
25th Percentile £16.75 £16.18 £16.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +45.83% +20.00% +0.98%
75th Percentile £65.48 £51.00 £33.75
90th Percentile £77.50 £65.54 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £22.21 £19.67
% change year-on-year +0.20% +12.89% +14.66%

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 28 June 2022.

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 15 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 28 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -12 280 £590 +12.38% 43
Work from Home -16 184 £575 +15.00% 12
London -24 176 £590 +11.32% 21
UK excluding London -52 90 £575 +15.00% 24
South East -23 34 £585 +6.36% 10
North of England -39 23 £575 +50.13% 3
North West -29 17 £575 +55.41% 2
Wales +2 11 £550 -6.38%
Midlands -37 11 £559 +20.81% 2
West Midlands -24 10 £593 +7.73% 2
Scotland -15 6 £593 +36.99% 2
Yorkshire -27 6 £551 +10.25% 1
East of England -35 4 £550 - 1
Northern Ireland +1 1 £475 +5.56% 1
East Midlands -22 1 £285 -38.38%

For the 6 months to 28 June 2022, 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.

1 185 (52.86%) IBM
2 170 (48.57%) Java
3 155 (44.29%) Linux
4 151 (43.14%) WebSphere Application Server
5 128 (36.57%) Middleware
6 123 (35.14%) Unix
7 120 (34.29%) Oracle
8 114 (32.57%) Agile
9 108 (30.86%) WebSphere MQ
10 106 (30.29%) DevOps
11 105 (30.00%) Windows
12 94 (26.86%) SQL
13 89 (25.43%) Tomcat
14 79 (22.57%) Azure
15 72 (20.57%) Finance
16 63 (18.00%) Firewall
16 63 (18.00%) AWS
16 63 (18.00%) Git (software)
17 61 (17.43%) Ansible
17 61 (17.43%) Social Skills
18 59 (16.86%) JIRA
19 58 (16.57%) HTTP
20 57 (16.29%) WebLogic
21 56 (16.00%) Microservices
21 56 (16.00%) Kubernetes
22 55 (15.71%) Jenkins
22 55 (15.71%) Python
23 54 (15.43%) Apache
23 54 (15.43%) SSL
23 54 (15.43%) Banking

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
1 151 (43.14%) WebSphere Application Server
2 89 (25.43%) Tomcat
3 57 (16.29%) WebLogic
4 54 (15.43%) Apache
5 35 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
6 30 (8.57%) Confluence
7 27 (7.71%) JBoss
8 19 (5.43%) IIS
9 14 (4.00%) SAS
10 11 (3.14%) Cloud Foundry
11 9 (2.57%) WebSphere Process Server
12 8 (2.29%) WebLogic Portal
13 6 (1.71%) MQSeries
14 5 (1.43%) Apache Spark
14 5 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (1.43%) WebSphere Portal
15 4 (1.14%) FileNet
15 4 (1.14%) Oracle Service Bus
16 2 (0.57%) NetWeaver
16 2 (0.57%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 21 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.29%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 5 (1.43%) Shopify
2 4 (1.14%) Magento
3 3 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.86%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.29%) Maximo
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 79 (22.57%) Azure
2 63 (18.00%) AWS
3 35 (10.00%) GCP
3 35 (10.00%) GitHub
4 31 (8.86%) PaaS
5 24 (6.86%) IaaS
6 17 (4.86%) OpenShift
6 17 (4.86%) SaaS
7 8 (2.29%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 6 (1.71%) Azure DevOps
8 6 (1.71%) CloudBees
8 6 (1.71%) IBM Cloud
8 6 (1.71%) SAP Commerce Cloud
8 6 (1.71%) SoftLayer
8 6 (1.71%) Trello
9 4 (1.14%) BigCommerce
10 3 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.86%) Microsoft 365
11 2 (0.57%) Attraqt
11 2 (0.57%) Salesforce Commerce Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 63 (18.00%) Firewall
2 58 (16.57%) HTTP
3 54 (15.43%) SSL
4 34 (9.71%) SAN
5 29 (8.29%) WAN
6 28 (8.00%) LAN
7 14 (4.00%) VPN
8 13 (3.71%) NAS
9 12 (3.43%) Wireless
10 11 (3.14%) DNS
11 10 (2.86%) FTP
12 6 (1.71%) Internet
12 6 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (1.71%) Kerberos
12 6 (1.71%) TCP/IP
13 3 (0.86%) MPLS
13 3 (0.86%) NetScaler
14 2 (0.57%) DMZ
14 2 (0.57%) Skype
14 2 (0.57%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.86%) DB2
2 29 (8.29%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (8.00%) SQL Server
4 19 (5.43%) Apache Ignite
4 19 (5.43%) NoSQL
5 17 (4.86%) Relational Database
6 15 (4.29%) ObjectStore
7 9 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.29%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.00%) MongoDB
9 7 (2.00%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.43%) Big Data
11 5 (1.43%) DataStage
11 5 (1.43%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.43%) MySQL
12 3 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.57%) DbVisualizer
13 2 (0.57%) Metadata
14 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 63 (18.00%) Git (software)
2 59 (16.86%) JIRA
3 55 (15.71%) Jenkins
4 30 (8.57%) Eclipse
5 21 (6.00%) IBM UrbanCode
5 21 (6.00%) Maven
6 17 (4.86%) ClearCase
6 17 (4.86%) SonarQube
7 15 (4.29%) ClearQuest
7 15 (4.29%) JUnit
8 11 (3.14%) Gradle
9 10 (2.86%) Mockito
10 9 (2.57%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (2.00%) Selenium
11 7 (2.00%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.71%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.71%) JMeter
12 6 (1.71%) Subversion
13 5 (1.43%) Bitbucket Server
13 5 (1.43%) IntelliJ
General
1 72 (20.57%) Finance
2 61 (17.43%) Social Skills
3 54 (15.43%) Banking
4 24 (6.86%) Public Sector
5 23 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (4.57%) Investment Banking
7 12 (3.43%) Retail
8 7 (2.00%) Legal
8 7 (2.00%) Presentation Skills
9 5 (1.43%) Documentation Skills
10 3 (0.86%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (0.86%) Law
10 3 (0.86%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.57%) Organisational Skills
12 1 (0.29%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.29%) French Language
12 1 (0.29%) German Language
12 1 (0.29%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.29%) Marketing
12 1 (0.29%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 90 (25.71%) Developer
2 63 (18.00%) Architect
3 39 (11.14%) Infrastructure Architect
4 30 (8.57%) Java Developer
5 24 (6.86%) Consultant
6 23 (6.57%) DevOps Engineer
7 21 (6.00%) Middleware Engineer
8 19 (5.43%) Administrator
9 17 (4.86%) Analyst
9 17 (4.86%) Python Developer
10 16 (4.57%) Network Infrastructure Architect
11 15 (4.29%) WebSphere Engineer
11 15 (4.29%) WebSphere Specialist
12 14 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
13 13 (3.71%) Middleware Developer
14 11 (3.14%) Middleware Consultant
15 10 (2.86%) Applications Specialist
15 10 (2.86%) WebSphere Administrator
15 10 (2.86%) WebSphere Consultant
15 10 (2.86%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (36.57%) Middleware
2 108 (30.86%) WebSphere MQ
3 46 (13.14%) Spring
4 44 (12.57%) REST
5 38 (10.86%) J2EE
6 37 (10.57%) Spring Boot
7 35 (10.00%) SOAP
8 33 (9.43%) React
8 33 (9.43%) XML
9 32 (9.14%) HTML
10 27 (7.71%) IBM Integration Bus
11 25 (7.14%) JSON
12 23 (6.57%) RESTful
12 23 (6.57%) Web Services
13 20 (5.71%) CSS
14 19 (5.43%) .NET
14 19 (5.43%) Django
14 19 (5.43%) Twisted
14 19 (5.43%) ZeroMQ
15 18 (5.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.14%) Private Cloud
2 27 (7.71%) Data Centre
3 25 (7.14%) Clustering
3 25 (7.14%) DataPower
4 21 (6.00%) Mobile App
5 16 (4.57%) Credit Derivative
5 16 (4.57%) Derivative
5 16 (4.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (4.29%) Data Protection Act
6 15 (4.29%) Mainframe
7 12 (3.43%) Legacy Applications
8 10 (2.86%) User Experience
9 9 (2.57%) Cloud Native
10 8 (2.29%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.29%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.14%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.14%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 155 (44.29%) Linux
2 123 (35.14%) Unix
3 105 (30.00%) Windows
4 44 (12.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (5.14%) zOS
6 16 (4.57%) Windows Server
7 12 (3.43%) AIX
8 11 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.00%) Solaris
10 5 (1.43%) HPUX
10 5 (1.43%) Windows 2000
10 5 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.86%) Android
11 3 (0.86%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.29%) MVS
12 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (32.57%) Agile
2 106 (30.29%) DevOps
3 56 (16.00%) Microservices
4 48 (13.71%) Scrum
5 42 (12.00%) CI/CD
6 39 (11.14%) Problem-Solving
7 36 (10.29%) ITIL
8 30 (8.57%) Software Engineering
9 27 (7.71%) BDD
9 27 (7.71%) TDD
10 26 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 26 (7.43%) Test Automation
11 24 (6.86%) Project Delivery
12 23 (6.57%) TOGAF
13 22 (6.29%) Migration
13 22 (6.29%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
14 21 (6.00%) Computer Science
14 21 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (5.71%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 170 (48.57%) Java
2 94 (26.86%) SQL
3 55 (15.71%) Python
4 39 (11.14%) Bash
5 37 (10.57%) JavaScript
6 31 (8.86%) Shell Script
7 28 (8.00%) C++
8 18 (5.14%) Perl
9 16 (4.57%) Groovy
10 11 (3.14%) Jython
10 11 (3.14%) TypeScript
11 8 (2.29%) C
11 8 (2.29%) JCL
11 8 (2.29%) PL/1
11 8 (2.29%) REXX
12 7 (2.00%) C#
12 7 (2.00%) Scala
13 5 (1.43%) PHP
13 5 (1.43%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.14%) Korn
Qualifications
1 34 (9.71%) Security Cleared
2 28 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 24 (6.86%) Degree
4 13 (3.71%) RHCA
4 13 (3.71%) TOGAF Certification
5 10 (2.86%) Master's Degree
6 9 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.71%) CEH
7 6 (1.71%) CISM
7 6 (1.71%) CISSP
8 5 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.29%) PhD
9 1 (0.29%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.86%) QA
2 6 (1.71%) Accessibility
3 4 (1.14%) NIST
4 3 (0.86%) GDPR
4 3 (0.86%) SEPA
5 1 (0.29%) COBIT
5 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (14.57%) Docker
2 38 (10.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
3 21 (6.00%) vSphere
4 13 (3.71%) Active Directory
5 8 (2.29%) Time Sharing Option
6 3 (0.86%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.57%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.29%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 61 (17.43%) Ansible
2 56 (16.00%) Kubernetes
3 29 (8.29%) Single Sign-On
4 18 (5.14%) Tivoli
5 13 (3.71%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 11 (3.14%) Puppet
7 10 (2.86%) NetBackup
8 9 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (2.29%) Terraform
10 4 (1.14%) Control-M
10 4 (1.14%) Grafana
11 3 (0.86%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.86%) Oracle Identity Management
12 2 (0.57%) Ambari
12 2 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 2 (0.57%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 1 (0.29%) CA Wily
13 1 (0.29%) Netcool
13 1 (0.29%) Oracle Statspack
13 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 185 (52.86%) IBM
2 120 (34.29%) Oracle
3 43 (12.29%) Microsoft
4 40 (11.43%) VMware
5 36 (10.29%) Citrix
6 27 (7.71%) Cisco
7 26 (7.43%) Red Hat
8 24 (6.86%) Dynatrace
9 20 (5.71%) AppDynamics
10 16 (4.57%) F5
10 16 (4.57%) Google
11 15 (4.29%) Splunk
12 13 (3.71%) Juniper
12 13 (3.71%) ServiceNow
13 11 (3.14%) ForgeRock
13 11 (3.14%) HP
13 11 (3.14%) Sybase
14 10 (2.86%) CyberArk
15 8 (2.29%) CA
16 6 (1.71%) SAP