Period
to 21 September 2018

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 2018 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 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 294 265 199
Rank change year-on-year -29 -66 -17
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 902 987 1,432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 1.00% 1.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.24% 5.95% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 615 859
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.69%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £325
90th Percentile £600 £585 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £430
% change year-on-year +1.19% -2.21% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 17
UK median hourly rate £33.08 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.79% +4.17% -5.26%
10th Percentile £29.81 £35.00 £31.10
90th Percentile £79.40 £41.88 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% -4.76%

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 17,210 16,596 19,946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.75% 16.80% 18.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,262 10,761 13,168
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £255
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 421 499
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £20.89
% change year-on-year +2.50% -4.26% +4.45%

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 21 September 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor 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 21 September 2018. 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 -37 776 £500 +0.50% 93
UK excluding London -54 477 £425 +1.19% 64
London -12 400 £525 +5.00% 42
North of England -52 103 £450 +12.50% 17
South East -66 90 £450 -10.00% 9
South West +23 75 £425 -5.56% 2
Midlands +1 66 £403 -10.56% 7
Scotland -11 61 £425 +6.25% 9
North West -40 56 £429 +2.53% 13
West Midlands +7 47 £403 -3.88% 2
Yorkshire -8 39 £450 +12.50% 3
East of England -10 39 £500 +21.21% 16
Northern Ireland +10 24 £475 +15.15% 3
East Midlands +4 19 £455 +8.33% 5
Wales -19 19 £455 +30.10% 1
North East -23 8 £468 +24.67% 1

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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.

1 585 (64.86%) Java
2 398 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
3 317 (35.14%) Oracle
4 295 (32.71%) IBM
5 238 (26.39%) Tomcat
6 233 (25.83%) Continuous Integration
7 223 (24.72%) TDD
8 217 (24.06%) SQL
9 214 (23.73%) WebLogic
10 207 (22.95%) Amazon AWS
11 205 (22.73%) Finance
12 199 (22.06%) Linux
13 190 (21.06%) Spring
14 189 (20.95%) Puppet
15 187 (20.73%) Jenkins
16 180 (19.96%) Opscode Chef
17 178 (19.73%) Ansible
17 178 (19.73%) Git (software)
18 176 (19.51%) NoSQL
19 174 (19.29%) OO
19 174 (19.29%) J2EE
20 171 (18.96%) Microsoft Azure
21 164 (18.18%) Unix
22 158 (17.52%) Web Services
22 158 (17.52%) JavaScript
23 145 (16.08%) WebSphere Application Server
23 145 (16.08%) WebSphere MQ
24 138 (15.30%) MySQL
25 136 (15.08%) Middleware
26 135 (14.97%) PostgreSQL

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
1 238 (26.39%) Tomcat
2 214 (23.73%) WebLogic
3 145 (16.08%) WebSphere Application Server
4 118 (13.08%) OpenStack
5 97 (10.75%) Apache
6 96 (10.64%) JBoss
7 74 (8.20%) IIS
8 58 (6.43%) Jetty
9 55 (6.10%) nginx
10 46 (5.10%) Mongrel
11 34 (3.77%) Commerce Server
11 34 (3.77%) Confluence
12 23 (2.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 23 (2.55%) WebSphere Portal
13 22 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
14 18 (2.00%) MQSeries
15 17 (1.88%) IBM HTTP Server
16 15 (1.66%) CMS
17 11 (1.22%) SharePoint
18 10 (1.11%) WildFly
Applications
1 17 (1.88%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.11%) Notepad++
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (1.44%) Magento
2 11 (1.22%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 8 (0.89%) Temenos T24
4 7 (0.78%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.55%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.44%) Fredhopper
6 4 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.33%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 2 (0.22%) ENOVIA
8 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
9 1 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 207 (22.95%) Amazon AWS
2 171 (18.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (6.10%) GitHub
4 36 (3.99%) Google Cloud Platform
5 34 (3.77%) Google App Engine
6 30 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
9 17 (1.88%) Sumo Logic
10 13 (1.44%) PaaS
11 10 (1.11%) SaaS
12 8 (0.89%) Rackspace Cloud
13 7 (0.78%) Boomi
14 5 (0.55%) IaaS
15 4 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.44%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.44%) npm
15 4 (0.44%) OpenShift
16 3 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 100 (11.09%) HTTP
2 52 (5.76%) SSL
3 46 (5.10%) TCP/IP
4 35 (3.88%) DNS
5 32 (3.55%) FTP
6 27 (2.99%) DHCP
6 27 (2.99%) IPsec
7 15 (1.66%) Firewall
8 13 (1.44%) SAN
9 10 (1.11%) AMQP
10 9 (1.00%) SMS
11 7 (0.78%) LAN
11 7 (0.78%) VPN
11 7 (0.78%) WAN
12 6 (0.67%) Network Security
13 5 (0.55%) MPLS
14 4 (0.44%) HTTPS
14 4 (0.44%) Internet
15 3 (0.33%) BIG-IP
16 2 (0.22%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (19.51%) NoSQL
2 138 (15.30%) MySQL
3 135 (14.97%) PostgreSQL
4 110 (12.20%) SQL Server
5 102 (11.31%) Relational Database
6 94 (10.42%) DB2
7 50 (5.54%) Oracle Database
7 50 (5.54%) RDBMS
8 26 (2.88%) MongoDB
9 16 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (1.44%) Hadoop
11 12 (1.33%) Endeca
11 12 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (1.22%) Couchbase
13 10 (1.11%) Redis
13 10 (1.11%) Riak
14 9 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
15 8 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 7 (0.78%) GIS
Development Applications
1 187 (20.73%) Jenkins
2 178 (19.73%) Git (software)
3 129 (14.30%) NUnit
4 115 (12.75%) MSTest
5 96 (10.64%) Maven
6 64 (7.10%) JIRA
7 53 (5.88%) JUnit
8 50 (5.54%) TeamCity
9 48 (5.32%) Subversion
10 47 (5.21%) Ant
10 47 (5.21%) GitLab
11 42 (4.66%) Eclipse
12 39 (4.32%) Travis CI
13 38 (4.21%) Gradle
14 32 (3.55%) Cucumber
15 29 (3.22%) Artifactory
15 29 (3.22%) Vagrant
16 22 (2.44%) Selenium
17 20 (2.22%) MSBuild
17 20 (2.22%) SoapUI
General
1 205 (22.73%) Finance
2 126 (13.97%) Banking
3 105 (11.64%) Retail
4 13 (1.44%) Financial Institution
5 12 (1.33%) Advertising
6 10 (1.11%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.00%) Retail Banking
8 7 (0.78%) Marketing
9 6 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.55%) Back Office
10 5 (0.55%) Legal
11 4 (0.44%) Automotive
12 3 (0.33%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.22%) Games
14 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.11%) French Language
14 1 (0.11%) Front Office
14 1 (0.11%) Law
14 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.11%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 487 (53.99%) Developer
2 327 (36.25%) Java Developer
3 76 (8.43%) Architect
4 71 (7.87%) Senior Developer
5 65 (7.21%) WebSphere Developer
6 52 (5.76%) Senior Java Developer
7 51 (5.65%) DevOps Engineer
8 47 (5.21%) Analyst
9 30 (3.33%) Administrator
10 28 (3.10%) Project Manager
10 28 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
11 27 (2.99%) Digital Developer
11 27 (2.99%) Digital Transformation
12 23 (2.55%) Consultant
13 22 (2.44%) Integration Developer
14 21 (2.33%) Support Analyst
15 19 (2.11%) Technical Architect
16 18 (2.00%) Java WebSphere Developer
17 16 (1.77%) Applications Support
17 16 (1.77%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (21.06%) Spring
2 174 (19.29%) J2EE
3 158 (17.52%) Web Services
4 145 (16.08%) WebSphere MQ
5 136 (15.08%) Middleware
6 116 (12.86%) IBM Integration Bus
7 109 (12.08%) HTML
8 102 (11.31%) XML
9 97 (10.75%) CSS
10 96 (10.64%) Hibernate
11 90 (9.98%) SOAP
11 90 (9.98%) Spring Boot
12 82 (9.09%) REST
13 80 (8.87%) JMS
14 73 (8.09%) .NET
15 70 (7.76%) Servlets
16 58 (6.43%) HTML5
17 55 (6.10%) JSP
18 51 (5.65%) Java EE
19 49 (5.43%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 62 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
3 31 (3.44%) Computer Science
4 30 (3.33%) DataPower
5 29 (3.22%) Mainframe
6 23 (2.55%) User Experience
7 16 (1.77%) Clustering
7 16 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (1.77%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.22%) Replication
8 11 (1.22%) SWIFT
9 9 (1.00%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.00%) Derivative
9 9 (1.00%) Fixed Income
10 8 (0.89%) iPad
10 8 (0.89%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.78%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.78%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.67%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 199 (22.06%) Linux
2 164 (18.18%) Unix
3 108 (11.97%) Windows
4 47 (5.21%) AIX
5 32 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (3.22%) Solaris
6 29 (3.22%) Windows Server
7 24 (2.66%) zOS
8 19 (2.11%) CentOS
8 19 (2.11%) Debian
8 19 (2.11%) Ubuntu
9 18 (2.00%) Fedora
10 9 (1.00%) Android
11 8 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
11 8 (0.89%) VMS
12 7 (0.78%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.67%) OpenVMS
14 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.44%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (25.83%) Continuous Integration
3 223 (24.72%) TDD
4 174 (19.29%) OO
5 118 (13.08%) E-Commerce
6 115 (12.75%) Migration
7 113 (12.53%) DevOps
8 83 (9.20%) Microservices
9 67 (7.43%) Test Automation
10 64 (7.10%) Configuration Management
11 63 (6.98%) Scrum
12 58 (6.43%) MVC
13 56 (6.21%) BDD
14 50 (5.54%) Problem-Solving
15 46 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
16 44 (4.88%) Software Engineering
17 42 (4.66%) SOA
18 41 (4.55%) ITIL
19 39 (4.32%) Open Source
19 39 (4.32%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 585 (64.86%) Java
2 217 (24.06%) SQL
3 158 (17.52%) JavaScript
4 93 (10.31%) Python
5 89 (9.87%) Java 8
6 48 (5.32%) PL/SQL
7 42 (4.66%) Bash Shell
8 41 (4.55%) Perl
8 41 (4.55%) Ruby
9 40 (4.43%) C#
10 35 (3.88%) PowerShell
11 31 (3.44%) Shell Script
12 28 (3.10%) C++
13 23 (2.55%) C
14 22 (2.44%) Scala
15 21 (2.33%) Go
16 20 (2.22%) Groovy
17 17 (1.88%) PHP
18 11 (1.22%) REXX
19 7 (0.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 80 (8.87%) Security Cleared
2 58 (6.43%) SC Cleared
3 40 (4.43%) Degree
4 23 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.55%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.44%) OCPJP
6 4 (0.44%) Sun Certification
7 3 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.33%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.22%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.22%) ISEB
8 2 (0.22%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.22%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.22%) PMP
8 2 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.11%) CISSP
9 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.11%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.22%) QA
2 9 (1.00%) GCP
3 6 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.67%) GDPR
3 6 (0.67%) PMO
4 5 (0.55%) ISO 20022
4 5 (0.55%) SLA
5 4 (0.44%) PSD2
6 2 (0.22%) SEPA
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 75 (8.31%) Docker
2 62 (6.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (4.21%) Xen
4 35 (3.88%) Active Directory
5 20 (2.22%) VirtualBox
6 14 (1.55%) Hyper-V
7 11 (1.22%) RACF
8 7 (0.78%) KVM
8 7 (0.78%) vSphere
8 7 (0.78%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 6 (0.67%) XenApp
10 4 (0.44%) ACF2
10 4 (0.44%) NFS
10 4 (0.44%) OpenAM
10 4 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.33%) Time Sharing Option
11 3 (0.33%) XenServer
12 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 189 (20.95%) Puppet
2 180 (19.96%) Opscode Chef
3 178 (19.73%) Ansible
4 30 (3.33%) Marathon
4 30 (3.33%) Mesos
5 24 (2.66%) Packer
5 24 (2.66%) Terraform
6 20 (2.22%) Salt
7 19 (2.11%) Kibana
8 18 (2.00%) Graylog
8 18 (2.00%) Nagios
9 17 (1.88%) logstash
10 16 (1.77%) Single Sign-On
10 16 (1.77%) Tivoli
11 13 (1.44%) CA Single Sign-On
12 12 (1.33%) Cobbler
12 12 (1.33%) Kubernetes
13 8 (0.89%) OMEGAMON
14 7 (0.78%) Control-M
14 7 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 317 (35.14%) Oracle
2 295 (32.71%) IBM
3 114 (12.64%) Microsoft
4 71 (7.87%) VMware
5 52 (5.76%) Red Hat
6 42 (4.66%) Google
7 31 (3.44%) hybris
8 28 (3.10%) TIBCO
9 24 (2.66%) CA
10 22 (2.44%) ATG
10 22 (2.44%) Splunk
11 21 (2.33%) MuleSoft
12 20 (2.22%) AppDynamics
13 19 (2.11%) New Relic
14 17 (1.88%) Perforce
15 16 (1.77%) Capita
15 16 (1.77%) Informatica
16 15 (1.66%) Citrix
17 14 (1.55%) SAP
18 13 (1.44%) Axway