Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 384 337 274
Rank change year-on-year -47 -63 -34
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 338 758 1,007
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.79% 0.99%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.80% 4.88% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 489 658
Median daily rate £525 £520 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +6.12% +8.89%
10th Percentile £363 £375 £363
90th Percentile £700 £650 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.52% -11.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.65 £35.54
% change year-on-year +31.33% -25.01% -11.15%

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 8,887 15,528 16,627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.37% 16.11% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,584 10,010 11,008
Median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £261 £281 £263
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +5.07% +3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 309 370
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.76 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.94% +0.32% -1.58%
10th Percentile £11.78 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.90 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +17.06% -2.86% -7.89%

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 2 April 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
Top 17 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 2 April 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 -72 263 £529 +0.71% 49
UK excluding London -11 216 £525 +10.53% 25
London -48 116 £475 -13.64% 30
South East +51 74 £475 -5.00% 10
Scotland +23 54 £425 - 2
North of England +42 39 £663 +32.50% 4
East of England +17 23 £575 +21.05% 3
North West +25 22 £475 -9.52% 2
Yorkshire +20 13 £675 +45.95% 2
Wales +32 12 £380 -15.56% 4
Midlands +21 9 £663 +32.50% 2
West Midlands +29 6 £650 +44.44% 1
North East +20 5 £688 +89.66%
Work from Home +3 5 £563 +4.65% 1
Northern Ireland +2 4 £431 +4.61%
East Midlands +10 3 £675 +32.35% 1
South West +16 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 161 (47.63%) Java
2 114 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (32.84%) IBM
4 110 (32.54%) Linux
5 95 (28.11%) Oracle
6 81 (23.96%) Continuous Integration
7 69 (20.41%) J2EE
7 69 (20.41%) SQL
8 66 (19.53%) Tomcat
9 65 (19.23%) XML
10 64 (18.93%) Jenkins
11 63 (18.64%) WebSphere MQ
12 58 (17.16%) JavaScript
13 57 (16.86%) HTTP
14 56 (16.57%) E-Commerce
15 54 (15.98%) SOAP
15 54 (15.98%) Finance
16 51 (15.09%) AWS
17 50 (14.79%) HTML
17 50 (14.79%) DevOps
18 49 (14.50%) Apache
18 49 (14.50%) SSL
19 48 (14.20%) WebLogic
19 48 (14.20%) JIRA
20 46 (13.61%) CSS
20 46 (13.61%) Spring
21 45 (13.31%) Git (software)
21 45 (13.31%) Open Source
22 44 (13.02%) Configuration Management
23 43 (12.72%) .NET

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 66 (19.53%) Tomcat
2 49 (14.50%) Apache
3 48 (14.20%) WebLogic
4 41 (12.13%) WebSphere Application Server
5 33 (9.76%) JBoss
5 33 (9.76%) nginx
6 31 (9.17%) IIS
7 28 (8.28%) Jetty
7 28 (8.28%) Mongrel
8 21 (6.21%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (4.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 14 (4.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 13 (3.85%) MQSeries
11 10 (2.96%) Oracle Service Bus
11 10 (2.96%) WebLogic Portal
12 9 (2.66%) Confluence
13 8 (2.37%) SAS
14 6 (1.78%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (1.78%) IBM HTTP Server
15 5 (1.48%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 15 (4.44%) Photoshop
1 15 (4.44%) Sketch
2 7 (2.07%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 34 (10.06%) Maximo
2 22 (6.51%) Magento
3 16 (4.73%) Shopify
4 13 (3.85%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (1.48%) NetSuite
6 4 (1.18%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.59%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 51 (15.09%) AWS
2 34 (10.06%) Amazon EC2
3 32 (9.47%) GCP
4 31 (9.17%) GitHub
5 28 (8.28%) Google App Engine
6 17 (5.03%) Azure
7 15 (4.44%) Boomi
8 7 (2.07%) OpenShift
9 6 (1.78%) Amazon S3
9 6 (1.78%) Office 365
10 5 (1.48%) Amazon ECS
10 5 (1.48%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (1.48%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (1.48%) Amazon Kinesis
10 5 (1.48%) Apigee
10 5 (1.48%) SaaS
10 5 (1.48%) Serverless
11 4 (1.18%) Azure Functions
12 3 (0.89%) iPaaS
13 2 (0.59%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 57 (16.86%) HTTP
2 49 (14.50%) SSL
3 40 (11.83%) FTP
4 33 (9.76%) TCP/IP
5 32 (9.47%) DNS
6 30 (8.88%) DHCP
7 28 (8.28%) IPsec
8 7 (2.07%) Firewall
9 5 (1.48%) DSL
10 4 (1.18%) DMZ
10 4 (1.18%) Extranet
10 4 (1.18%) Intranet
10 4 (1.18%) Network Security
11 2 (0.59%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.59%) PuTTY
11 2 (0.59%) SSH
11 2 (0.59%) VLAN
11 2 (0.59%) VPN
11 2 (0.59%) WinSCP
12 1 (0.30%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.76%) DB2
2 28 (8.28%) SQL Server
3 17 (5.03%) Oracle Database
4 16 (4.73%) MySQL
5 13 (3.85%) Relational Database
6 11 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (3.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.78%) Big Data
8 5 (1.48%) MariaDB
8 5 (1.48%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.48%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (1.18%) Adabas
9 4 (1.18%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.89%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.59%) DB2 UDB
11 2 (0.59%) Endeca
11 2 (0.59%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 64 (18.93%) Jenkins
2 48 (14.20%) JIRA
3 45 (13.31%) Git (software)
4 32 (9.47%) JUnit
5 28 (8.28%) Travis CI
6 25 (7.40%) Maven
7 21 (6.21%) Ant
8 20 (5.92%) JMeter
9 17 (5.03%) Cucumber
9 17 (5.03%) Selenium
10 16 (4.73%) Mockito
11 15 (4.44%) Grunt
11 15 (4.44%) Jasmine
11 15 (4.44%) Subversion
12 14 (4.14%) git-flow
12 14 (4.14%) Gradle
13 13 (3.85%) Karma Test Runner
14 12 (3.55%) Eclipse
15 9 (2.66%) Postman
16 7 (2.07%) Axure RP
General
1 54 (15.98%) Finance
2 31 (9.17%) Public Sector
3 30 (8.88%) Banking
4 26 (7.69%) Games
5 21 (6.21%) Retail
6 7 (2.07%) Back Office
7 4 (1.18%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.18%) Law
7 4 (1.18%) Legal
7 4 (1.18%) Police
8 3 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.30%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 125 (36.98%) Developer
2 39 (11.54%) Java Developer
3 36 (10.65%) Architect
4 30 (8.88%) Analyst
5 27 (7.99%) Consultant
6 26 (7.69%) Maximo Developer
7 22 (6.51%) DevOps Engineer
8 14 (4.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 13 (3.85%) WebSphere Developer
10 11 (3.25%) BizTalk Developer
10 11 (3.25%) Business Analyst
10 11 (3.25%) React Developer
11 9 (2.66%) E-Commerce Analyst
11 9 (2.66%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
11 9 (2.66%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (2.37%) Designer
13 7 (2.07%) Administrator
13 7 (2.07%) Development Engineer
13 7 (2.07%) Senior Developer
13 7 (2.07%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (20.41%) J2EE
2 65 (19.23%) XML
3 63 (18.64%) WebSphere MQ
4 54 (15.98%) SOAP
5 50 (14.79%) HTML
6 46 (13.61%) CSS
6 46 (13.61%) Spring
7 43 (12.72%) .NET
8 40 (11.83%) JSON
9 37 (10.95%) Web Services
10 35 (10.36%) Middleware
11 33 (9.76%) AngularJS
12 31 (9.17%) RESTful
12 31 (9.17%) Servlets
13 28 (8.28%) RabbitMQ
14 22 (6.51%) REST
15 21 (6.21%) React
15 21 (6.21%) XSLT
16 20 (5.92%) HTML5
16 20 (5.92%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.10%) User Experience
2 22 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.92%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (4.14%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.85%) W3C
6 10 (2.96%) Data Structures
6 10 (2.96%) Mobile Payment
7 7 (2.07%) Mainframe
7 7 (2.07%) SWIFT
8 6 (1.78%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.18%) iSeries
9 4 (1.18%) PKI
10 3 (0.89%) DataPower
10 3 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.89%) Taxonomies
11 2 (0.59%) Clustering
11 2 (0.59%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (0.59%) Replication
11 2 (0.59%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 110 (32.54%) Linux
2 26 (7.69%) Windows
3 23 (6.80%) Unix
4 11 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.48%) Solaris
5 5 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.89%) AIX
6 3 (0.89%) VMS
6 3 (0.89%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.59%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (23.96%) Continuous Integration
3 56 (16.57%) E-Commerce
4 50 (14.79%) DevOps
5 45 (13.31%) Open Source
6 44 (13.02%) Configuration Management
7 43 (12.72%) Migration
8 40 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
9 38 (11.24%) SDLC
10 31 (9.17%) Unit Testing
11 29 (8.58%) Waterfall
12 25 (7.40%) Scrum
13 21 (6.21%) SOA
14 18 (5.33%) API Development
14 18 (5.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
14 18 (5.33%) Sprint Planning
15 17 (5.03%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 17 (5.03%) TDD
15 17 (5.03%) Wireframes
16 16 (4.73%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 161 (47.63%) Java
2 69 (20.41%) SQL
3 58 (17.16%) JavaScript
4 34 (10.06%) PL/SQL
5 25 (7.40%) Python
6 24 (7.10%) Shell Script
7 15 (4.44%) C#
8 14 (4.14%) Kotlin
9 11 (3.25%) Ruby
10 9 (2.66%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.37%) PHP
11 8 (2.37%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.78%) Groovy
12 6 (1.78%) Java 8
13 5 (1.48%) ES6
13 5 (1.48%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.18%) C++
14 4 (1.18%) JCL
14 4 (1.18%) Natural
15 2 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (5.92%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.85%) Degree
4 11 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (2.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.89%) CISSP
6 3 (0.89%) ISEB
7 2 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.21%) QA
2 3 (0.89%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (8.58%) Xen
3 16 (4.73%) Docker
4 3 (0.89%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.89%) NFS
5 2 (0.59%) Samba
5 2 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.59%) XenApp
6 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.30%) KVM
6 1 (0.30%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 38 (11.24%) Puppet
2 22 (6.51%) Ansible
3 15 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (3.55%) Oracle Identity Management
5 8 (2.37%) Terraform
6 6 (1.78%) Kubernetes
6 6 (1.78%) Nagios
7 5 (1.48%) CFEngine
7 5 (1.48%) HP SiteScope
7 5 (1.48%) SCCM
7 5 (1.48%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
8 4 (1.18%) Consul
8 4 (1.18%) Perfmon
8 4 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.59%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.59%) Control-M
9 2 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.59%) vMotion
Vendors
1 111 (32.84%) IBM
2 95 (28.11%) Oracle
3 42 (12.43%) Microsoft
4 34 (10.06%) VMware
5 29 (8.58%) Google
6 20 (5.92%) hybris
7 16 (4.73%) MuleSoft
8 15 (4.44%) Dell
9 14 (4.14%) Adobe
10 12 (3.55%) TIBCO
11 11 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (3.25%) Splunk
12 6 (1.78%) Axway
12 6 (1.78%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.48%) Fiorano
13 5 (1.48%) Guidewire
13 5 (1.48%) Jitterbit
13 5 (1.48%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.48%) Talend
13 5 (1.48%) webMethods