Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 392 295 263
Rank change year-on-year -97 -32 -63
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 524 916 988
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.89% 1.01%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.88% 5.33% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 605 617
UK median daily rate £478 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £394 £367 £350
90th Percentile £625 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +10.29% +1.19% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £33.04 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.06% -11.89% +4.17%
10th Percentile £15.65 £27.63 £35.00
90th Percentile £16.95 £74.06 £41.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £31.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -47.20% -16.67% +4.17%

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 13,518 17,180 16,409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.14% 16.67% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,611 11,223 10,620
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +2.86% +4.17%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £631 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 333 423 416
UK median hourly rate £21.16 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +2.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.19 £10.88
90th Percentile £52.45 £51.25 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -4.76%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WebSphere.

Contractor daily rate trend for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere.

Contractor 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 18 September 2019. 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 -119 428 £483 -3.50% 45
UK excluding London -40 331 £469 +10.29% 28
London -119 157 £494 -5.95% 24
South East +20 84 £465 +3.33% 5
East of England +57 81 £475 -5.00% 3
Scotland +40 60 £475 +11.76% 5
North of England -29 50 £500 +11.11% 8
Wales +22 23 £438 -3.99% 2
North West -13 23 £550 +28.10% 4
Yorkshire +15 20 £494 +9.72% 3
Midlands -24 14 £500 +24.22% 2
West Midlands -9 12 £500 +24.22% 2
South West -76 12 £450 +5.88% 3
North East +23 7 £649 +38.77% 1
Northern Ireland -20 4 £520 +9.47%
Channel Islands - 3 £525 -
East Midlands +9 2 £538 +18.13%

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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.

1 285 (54.39%) Java
2 263 (50.19%) IBM
3 168 (32.06%) Agile Software Development
4 136 (25.95%) WebSphere Application Server
5 135 (25.76%) E-Commerce
6 120 (22.90%) Linux
7 114 (21.76%) JavaScript
8 104 (19.85%) Oracle
9 102 (19.47%) Finance
10 96 (18.32%) SQL
11 95 (18.13%) DevOps
12 91 (17.37%) Git (software)
13 90 (17.18%) Jenkins
14 88 (16.79%) HTML
15 87 (16.60%) Tomcat
15 87 (16.60%) Problem-Solving
16 86 (16.41%) J2EE
17 79 (15.08%) JIRA
17 79 (15.08%) Spring
18 78 (14.89%) XML
19 77 (14.69%) AWS
20 76 (14.50%) CSS
21 74 (14.12%) Web Services
21 74 (14.12%) Unix
22 73 (13.93%) WebSphere MQ
23 71 (13.55%) Middleware
24 69 (13.17%) REST
25 68 (12.98%) Banking
26 66 (12.60%) Retail
27 65 (12.40%) Games

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
1 136 (25.95%) WebSphere Application Server
2 87 (16.60%) Tomcat
3 56 (10.69%) WebLogic
4 47 (8.97%) JBoss
5 45 (8.59%) Apache
6 40 (7.63%) CMS
7 32 (6.11%) IBM HTTP Server
8 29 (5.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 29 (5.53%) Confluence
9 24 (4.58%) IIS
9 24 (4.58%) nginx
10 21 (4.01%) Sitecore CMS
11 20 (3.82%) Jetty
12 18 (3.44%) WebSphere Portal
13 17 (3.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 15 (2.86%) Apache Solr
14 15 (2.86%) MQSeries
15 13 (2.48%) Mongrel
16 10 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
17 8 (1.53%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 15 (2.86%) Photoshop
2 9 (1.72%) Adobe Illustrator
2 9 (1.72%) Sketch
3 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 59 (11.26%) Magento
2 17 (3.24%) Oracle BPM
3 11 (2.10%) SAP Hybris
4 10 (1.91%) Shopify
5 7 (1.34%) Fredhopper
6 5 (0.95%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.57%) Maximo
8 2 (0.38%) JDE World
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.38%) Siebel CRM
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.19%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 1 (0.19%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 77 (14.69%) AWS
2 60 (11.45%) Azure
3 31 (5.92%) GitHub
4 25 (4.77%) GCP
5 12 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (2.10%) PaaS
6 11 (2.10%) Serverless
7 10 (1.91%) Google App Engine
8 8 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (1.53%) OpenShift
9 7 (1.34%) npm
10 6 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.15%) IaaS
11 5 (0.95%) Algolia
11 5 (0.95%) Route 53
11 5 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.76%) Amazon ECS
12 4 (0.76%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (0.76%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.40%) HTTP
2 32 (6.11%) SSL
3 23 (4.39%) DNS
4 16 (3.05%) TCP/IP
5 14 (2.67%) DHCP
6 13 (2.48%) FTP
6 13 (2.48%) Internet
7 11 (2.10%) IPsec
7 11 (2.10%) SAN
8 7 (1.34%) Firewall
9 6 (1.15%) Intranet
10 5 (0.95%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.76%) DSL
11 4 (0.76%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.38%) DMZ
12 2 (0.38%) LAN
12 2 (0.38%) SSH
12 2 (0.38%) WAN
13 1 (0.19%) Network Security
13 1 (0.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (9.54%) DB2
2 34 (6.49%) Oracle Database
3 31 (5.92%) SQL Server
4 23 (4.39%) Relational Database
5 14 (2.67%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.72%) DbVisualizer
6 9 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (1.72%) Oracle Database 12c
6 9 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (1.72%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.53%) MySQL
8 6 (1.15%) Jackrabbit
9 4 (0.76%) Blockchain
9 4 (0.76%) Informix
9 4 (0.76%) InterSystems Cache
9 4 (0.76%) MariaDB
9 4 (0.76%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.57%) Hazelcast
10 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 91 (17.37%) Git (software)
2 90 (17.18%) Jenkins
3 79 (15.08%) JIRA
4 55 (10.50%) JUnit
5 43 (8.21%) Maven
6 40 (7.63%) Grunt
6 40 (7.63%) IBM UrbanCode
7 35 (6.68%) Selenium
8 34 (6.49%) Bower
8 34 (6.49%) Cucumber
8 34 (6.49%) Jasmine
9 33 (6.30%) Subversion
10 27 (5.15%) Karma Test Runner
11 22 (4.20%) TeamCity
12 21 (4.01%) Ant
12 21 (4.01%) Sonatype Nexus
13 20 (3.82%) Eclipse
13 20 (3.82%) Gradle
14 12 (2.29%) git-flow
14 12 (2.29%) GitLab
General
1 102 (19.47%) Finance
2 68 (12.98%) Banking
3 66 (12.60%) Retail
4 65 (12.40%) Games
5 25 (4.77%) Public Sector
6 7 (1.34%) Back Office
7 5 (0.95%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.95%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.76%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.76%) Publishing
9 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.19%) Front Office
10 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.19%) Marketing
10 1 (0.19%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 155 (29.58%) Developer
2 62 (11.83%) Java Developer
3 43 (8.21%) DevOps Engineer
3 43 (8.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 33 (6.30%) WebSphere Specialist
5 32 (6.11%) Architect
6 31 (5.92%) Analyst
7 29 (5.53%) Administrator
8 26 (4.96%) Project Manager
9 24 (4.58%) Consultant
10 23 (4.39%) E-Commerce Manager
11 22 (4.20%) Middleware Engineer
11 22 (4.20%) React Developer
11 22 (4.20%) WebSphere Administrator
12 21 (4.01%) Applications Specialist
12 21 (4.01%) E-Commerce Project Manager
13 19 (3.63%) WebSphere Developer
14 16 (3.05%) Server Specialist
14 16 (3.05%) WebSphere Server Specialist
15 15 (2.86%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (16.79%) HTML
2 86 (16.41%) J2EE
3 79 (15.08%) Spring
4 78 (14.89%) XML
5 76 (14.50%) CSS
6 74 (14.12%) Web Services
7 73 (13.93%) WebSphere MQ
8 71 (13.55%) Middleware
9 69 (13.17%) REST
10 57 (10.88%) SOAP
11 50 (9.54%) Sass
12 45 (8.59%) AngularJS
12 45 (8.59%) JSON
12 45 (8.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 42 (8.02%) JSP
14 41 (7.82%) React
15 35 (6.68%) .NET
16 34 (6.49%) JDBC
17 33 (6.30%) Hibernate
17 33 (6.30%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.82%) User Experience
2 34 (6.49%) Vector Graphics
3 32 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (5.15%) W3C
5 25 (4.77%) Clustering
6 18 (3.44%) Data Centre
7 16 (3.05%) DataPower
8 14 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.72%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.53%) Graphic Design
11 6 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (0.76%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.76%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.76%) PKI
12 4 (0.76%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.57%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.57%) Mashup
13 3 (0.57%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.57%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 120 (22.90%) Linux
2 74 (14.12%) Unix
3 56 (10.69%) Windows
4 40 (7.63%) AIX
5 26 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (4.01%) Solaris
7 11 (2.10%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.95%) HPUX
8 5 (0.95%) SUSE
9 3 (0.57%) CentOS
9 3 (0.57%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.57%) zOS
10 2 (0.38%) Debian
10 2 (0.38%) Fedora
10 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.38%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.19%) Android
11 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.19%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (32.06%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (25.76%) E-Commerce
3 95 (18.13%) DevOps
4 87 (16.60%) Problem-Solving
5 61 (11.64%) Continuous Integration
5 61 (11.64%) Microservices
6 46 (8.78%) Front End Development
7 45 (8.59%) Unit Testing
8 44 (8.40%) TDD
9 42 (8.02%) Configuration Management
9 42 (8.02%) Test Automation
10 41 (7.82%) BDD
10 41 (7.82%) Scrum
10 41 (7.82%) Wireframes
11 40 (7.63%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
12 35 (6.68%) Migration
12 35 (6.68%) Project Management
12 35 (6.68%) Sprint Planning
13 34 (6.49%) OO
13 34 (6.49%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 285 (54.39%) Java
2 114 (21.76%) JavaScript
3 96 (18.32%) SQL
4 59 (11.26%) Shell Script
5 52 (9.92%) Python
6 24 (4.58%) Java 8
7 23 (4.39%) Bash Shell
8 22 (4.20%) PHP
9 21 (4.01%) C#
10 18 (3.44%) Groovy
11 16 (3.05%) Ruby
12 14 (2.67%) Jython
13 13 (2.48%) C++
13 13 (2.48%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.72%) Perl
15 8 (1.53%) C
15 8 (1.53%) PowerShell
16 6 (1.15%) Korn
17 5 (0.95%) Go
18 4 (0.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (2.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (2.29%) SC Cleared
3 10 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (1.72%) Degree
5 6 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.76%) CISM
6 4 (0.76%) CISSP
6 4 (0.76%) RHCE
6 4 (0.76%) RHCSA
7 3 (0.57%) CISA
7 3 (0.57%) CSSLP
8 2 (0.38%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.38%) MCSA
8 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.19%) ISEB
9 1 (0.19%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.19%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.19%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.44%) QA
2 4 (0.76%) SLA
3 3 (0.57%) SEPA
4 2 (0.38%) TARGET2
5 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) TickIT
System Software
1 40 (7.63%) Docker
2 31 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (2.48%) Active Directory
5 12 (2.29%) Xen
6 7 (1.34%) NFS
6 7 (1.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 6 (1.15%) Samba
7 6 (1.15%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.57%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.57%) vSphere
8 3 (0.57%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.38%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.38%) NDS
9 2 (0.38%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 2 (0.38%) PowerDNS
10 1 (0.19%) KVM
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 54 (10.31%) Ansible
2 40 (7.63%) Puppet
3 26 (4.96%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (2.86%) Kubernetes
5 12 (2.29%) Tivoli
6 11 (2.10%) Terraform
7 9 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (1.34%) vCenter Server
9 5 (0.95%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (0.76%) Avamar
10 4 (0.76%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.76%) vRealize
10 4 (0.76%) yum
11 3 (0.57%) Control-M
11 3 (0.57%) Rundeck
12 2 (0.38%) Salt
12 2 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
13 1 (0.19%) Kibana
13 1 (0.19%) QRadar
Vendors
1 263 (50.19%) IBM
2 104 (19.85%) Oracle
3 43 (8.21%) hybris
4 37 (7.06%) Red Hat
5 35 (6.68%) VMware
6 30 (5.73%) Google
7 29 (5.53%) Microsoft
8 21 (4.01%) Sitecore
9 19 (3.63%) SAP
10 16 (3.05%) TIBCO
11 13 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (2.29%) Adobe
12 12 (2.29%) Splunk
13 11 (2.10%) MuleSoft
14 8 (1.53%) Atlassian
15 7 (1.34%) Citrix
15 7 (1.34%) EMC
16 6 (1.15%) Elastic Path
17 5 (0.95%) AppDynamics
17 5 (0.95%) F5