Period
to 26 October 2020

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 26 October 2020 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 355 422 312
Rank change year-on-year +67 -110 -32
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 177 430 870
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.51% 0.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.76% 3.41% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 213 615
Median daily rate £450 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £350 £400 £374
90th Percentile £650 £660 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £33.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £33.00

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 4,707 12,592 17,368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.63% 14.93% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,914 8,116 11,336
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +0.67%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £272
90th Percentile £650 £634 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.65% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 322 402
Median hourly rate £30.77 £21.75 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.47% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.23 £48.63
Median hourly rate £23.43 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.57% - +5.98%

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 26 October 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing WebSphere over the 6 months to 26 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 26 October 2020. 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 +100 148 £450 -7.69% 36
UK excluding London +101 93 £450 -2.70% 16
London +137 70 £450 -10.00% 20
South East +141 35 £450 - 2
Work from Home -69 33 £445 -25.83% 2
North of England +105 22 £363 -27.50% 10
North West +77 18 £360 -24.21% 5
Scotland +41 17 £525 +23.53%
Midlands +98 11 £350 -34.88% 1
East Midlands +50 8 - -
Yorkshire +73 4 £500 +5.26% 5
Northern Ireland +11 3 £451 -
East of England +38 2 - - 2
Wales +22 2 £475 +8.57%
South West +110 1 - - 1
West Midlands +63 1 £288 -45.24% 1

For the 6 months to 26 October 2020, 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 83 (46.89%) IBM
2 72 (40.68%) Java
3 58 (32.77%) Oracle
4 57 (32.20%) Linux
5 55 (31.07%) WebSphere Application Server
6 54 (30.51%) SQL
7 52 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (23.73%) Middleware
9 40 (22.60%) Web Services
10 38 (21.47%) JBoss
10 38 (21.47%) Tomcat
11 37 (20.90%) XML
11 37 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (20.34%) Spring
13 34 (19.21%) JavaScript
14 33 (18.64%) Git (software)
14 33 (18.64%) Jenkins
15 32 (18.08%) Red Hat
16 31 (17.51%) J2EE
16 31 (17.51%) Migration
17 30 (16.95%) WebSphere MQ
17 30 (16.95%) Security Cleared
18 28 (15.82%) SC Cleared
18 28 (15.82%) HTTP
18 28 (15.82%) HTML
18 28 (15.82%) CSS
18 28 (15.82%) SOAP
19 27 (15.25%) Unix
19 27 (15.25%) IBM Integration Bus
20 26 (14.69%) Unit Testing

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 55 (31.07%) WebSphere Application Server
2 38 (21.47%) JBoss
2 38 (21.47%) Tomcat
3 24 (13.56%) Apache
4 22 (12.43%) WebLogic
5 15 (8.47%) Confluence
6 12 (6.78%) Apache Geronimo
6 12 (6.78%) Apache TomEE
7 8 (4.52%) MQSeries
8 7 (3.95%) Apache ServiceMix
8 7 (3.95%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (3.95%) IBM HTTP Server
8 7 (3.95%) Red Hat Fuse
9 6 (3.39%) IIS
9 6 (3.39%) NetWeaver
9 6 (3.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (2.26%) IBM Transformation Extender
10 4 (2.26%) nginx
10 4 (2.26%) Tuxedo
11 3 (1.69%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) InVision
1 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.56%) Sketch
1 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (0.56%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 18 (10.17%) Maximo
2 3 (1.69%) Magento
2 3 (1.69%) SunGard Martini
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.04%) AWS
2 14 (7.91%) Azure
3 13 (7.34%) Boomi
4 11 (6.21%) GitHub
5 8 (4.52%) Apigee
5 8 (4.52%) GCP
6 7 (3.95%) PaaS
6 7 (3.95%) SaaS
7 6 (3.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 6 (3.39%) IaaS
7 6 (3.39%) Office 365
8 4 (2.26%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.13%) Akamai
10 2 (1.13%) Google App Engine
10 2 (1.13%) npm
11 1 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 28 (15.82%) HTTP
2 10 (5.65%) DNS
2 10 (5.65%) Firewall
3 9 (5.08%) DHCP
3 9 (5.08%) VPN
4 8 (4.52%) SSL
4 8 (4.52%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.39%) FTP
5 6 (3.39%) MPLS
5 6 (3.39%) PBX
5 6 (3.39%) Skype
5 6 (3.39%) VoIP
5 6 (3.39%) WAN
5 6 (3.39%) Wireless
6 3 (1.69%) SSH
7 2 (1.13%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.13%) IPsec
7 2 (1.13%) Network Security
7 2 (1.13%) VSAN
8 1 (0.56%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.69%) DB2
2 13 (7.34%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.21%) MySQL
4 7 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.95%) SAP HANA
5 6 (3.39%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (3.39%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.56%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.56%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 33 (18.64%) Git (software)
1 33 (18.64%) Jenkins
2 23 (12.99%) JIRA
3 22 (12.43%) JUnit
4 18 (10.17%) Subversion
5 17 (9.60%) Maven
6 14 (7.91%) Eclipse
7 13 (7.34%) Gradle
8 12 (6.78%) Ant
8 12 (6.78%) SonarQube
9 10 (5.65%) JMeter
10 9 (5.08%) Mockito
11 8 (4.52%) Cucumber
12 7 (3.95%) Grunt
12 7 (3.95%) Jasmine
13 6 (3.39%) Bower
13 6 (3.39%) git-flow
13 6 (3.39%) SoapUI
14 5 (2.82%) Bitbucket
15 4 (2.26%) Axure RP
General
1 23 (12.99%) Finance
2 16 (9.04%) Public Sector
3 15 (8.47%) Banking
4 12 (6.78%) Games
5 8 (4.52%) Marketing
6 7 (3.95%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (2.26%) Retail
8 2 (1.13%) Back Office
8 2 (1.13%) French Language
8 2 (1.13%) Front Office
9 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Legal
9 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 73 (41.24%) Developer
2 23 (12.99%) Java Developer
3 15 (8.47%) Architect
3 15 (8.47%) Consultant
3 15 (8.47%) Maximo Developer
4 14 (7.91%) Administrator
5 13 (7.34%) WebSphere Developer
6 11 (6.21%) WebSphere Specialist
7 8 (4.52%) Applications Specialist
7 8 (4.52%) Server Specialist
7 8 (4.52%) WebSphere Server Specialist
8 7 (3.95%) Analyst
8 7 (3.95%) Senior Consultant
8 7 (3.95%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.39%) Middleware Consultant
9 6 (3.39%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (2.82%) DB2 DBA
10 5 (2.82%) DevOps Consultant
10 5 (2.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 5 (2.82%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (23.73%) Middleware
2 40 (22.60%) Web Services
3 37 (20.90%) XML
4 36 (20.34%) Spring
5 31 (17.51%) J2EE
6 30 (16.95%) WebSphere MQ
7 28 (15.82%) CSS
7 28 (15.82%) HTML
7 28 (15.82%) SOAP
8 27 (15.25%) IBM Integration Bus
9 25 (14.12%) RESTful
10 23 (12.99%) JSON
11 21 (11.86%) REST
12 14 (7.91%) Struts
13 12 (6.78%) Ajax
13 12 (6.78%) jQuery
13 12 (6.78%) JSP
14 10 (5.65%) Apache Camel
14 10 (5.65%) Oracle Fusion
14 10 (5.65%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.78%) DataPower
2 10 (5.65%) Data Structures
3 9 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (5.08%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.08%) User Experience
4 8 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.52%) Mobile Payment
4 8 (4.52%) PKI
5 7 (3.95%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.82%) Clustering
7 4 (2.26%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.69%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.69%) Vector Graphics
8 3 (1.69%) W3C
9 2 (1.13%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.13%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.56%) LPAR
10 1 (0.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (32.20%) Linux
2 27 (15.25%) Unix
3 25 (14.12%) Windows
4 22 (12.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (7.91%) Windows Server
6 8 (4.52%) AIX
7 3 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (1.69%) zOS
8 2 (1.13%) SUSE
8 2 (1.13%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.56%) Solaris
9 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (17.51%) Migration
4 26 (14.69%) Unit Testing
5 23 (12.99%) Open Source
6 20 (11.30%) DevOps
6 20 (11.30%) E-Commerce
7 18 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (9.60%) Microservices
9 16 (9.04%) Data Modelling
9 16 (9.04%) High Availability
10 15 (8.47%) SDLC
11 14 (7.91%) TDD
12 13 (7.34%) Analytics
12 13 (7.34%) MVC
13 12 (6.78%) Front End Development
13 12 (6.78%) Refactoring
14 11 (6.21%) Business Analysis
14 11 (6.21%) Computer Science
14 11 (6.21%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 72 (40.68%) Java
2 54 (30.51%) SQL
3 34 (19.21%) JavaScript
4 26 (14.69%) Shell Script
5 18 (10.17%) PL/SQL
6 14 (7.91%) Bash Shell
7 9 (5.08%) Kotlin
7 9 (5.08%) Python
8 8 (4.52%) Java 8
9 7 (3.95%) C++
9 7 (3.95%) Perl
10 5 (2.82%) Groovy
11 3 (1.69%) C#
11 3 (1.69%) PHP
12 2 (1.13%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.13%) Ruby
12 2 (1.13%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.56%) ES6
13 1 (0.56%) VBA
13 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (16.95%) Security Cleared
2 28 (15.82%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.91%) Degree
4 5 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.69%) CISSP
6 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.56%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.56%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.56%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.95%) COBIT
1 7 (3.95%) QA
2 6 (3.39%) GDPR
2 6 (3.39%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.56%) NIST
System Software
1 13 (7.34%) Docker
2 10 (5.65%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.13%) Xen
6 1 (0.56%) NFS
6 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (9.60%) Kubernetes
2 11 (6.21%) Ansible
3 8 (4.52%) Puppet
4 6 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.82%) Terraform
6 4 (2.26%) HAProxy
7 3 (1.69%) Nagios
8 1 (0.56%) Control-M
8 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.56%) SCOM
8 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.56%) vMotion
Vendors
1 83 (46.89%) IBM
2 58 (32.77%) Oracle
3 32 (18.08%) Red Hat
4 15 (8.47%) MuleSoft
5 14 (7.91%) TIBCO
6 13 (7.34%) Talend
7 12 (6.78%) webMethods
8 11 (6.21%) Dell
9 10 (5.65%) Curam
10 9 (5.08%) Microsoft
10 9 (5.08%) SAP
11 8 (4.52%) Axway
11 8 (4.52%) Cisco
12 7 (3.95%) Atlassian
12 7 (3.95%) Fiorano
12 7 (3.95%) Jitterbit
12 7 (3.95%) Sybase
12 7 (3.95%) VMware
13 6 (3.39%) Citrix
14 5 (2.82%) Splunk