Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 277 225 210
Rank change year-on-year -52 -15 -18
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 932 1,092 1,359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 1.14% 1.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.70% 6.39% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 652 786
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £437
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.92% +2.88%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £313
90th Percentile £599 £600 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.29% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 4
UK median hourly rate £36.24 £37.50 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.36% -7.98% +4.49%
10th Percentile £33.26 £32.27 £23.45
90th Percentile £44.38 £40.00 £45.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.24 £37.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year -3.36% -7.98% +4.49%

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 16,344 17,082 18,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.24% 17.81% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,924 11,041 11,716
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 365 504
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.63 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.97% - +8.57%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -58 855 £498 +10.56% 125
London -16 478 £503 +3.61% 48
UK excluding London -54 442 £448 +5.29% 84
South East -74 121 £438 -5.91% 19
North of England -50 112 £469 +25.00% 16
East of England +21 89 £450 +11.11% 28
North West -14 62 £475 +26.67% 11
Yorkshire -4 43 £463 -3.65% 4
Midlands -8 39 £469 +11.61% 8
Scotland -8 37 £425 +3.03% 7
West Midlands +3 27 £475 +5.56% 3
Northern Ireland +12 24 £430 -
South West -14 24 £438 -20.45% 6
East Midlands -12 11 £375 -10.71% 5
North East -10 7 £300 -10.45% 1
Wales -14 4 £425 +33.33%

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 597 (64.06%) Java
2 422 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
3 377 (40.45%) IBM
4 355 (38.09%) Oracle
5 256 (27.47%) SQL
6 245 (26.29%) Tomcat
7 225 (24.14%) Finance
7 225 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
8 213 (22.85%) Web Services
9 192 (20.60%) J2EE
10 190 (20.39%) TDD
11 186 (19.96%) Linux
12 181 (19.42%) E-Commerce
13 180 (19.31%) Puppet
14 173 (18.56%) Amazon AWS
15 171 (18.35%) WebSphere MQ
16 170 (18.24%) Ansible
17 163 (17.49%) Banking
18 160 (17.17%) Jenkins
19 158 (16.95%) Opscode Chef
19 158 (16.95%) JavaScript
20 154 (16.52%) WebSphere Application Server
21 153 (16.42%) XML
22 151 (16.20%) WebLogic
22 151 (16.20%) Spring
23 150 (16.09%) Unix
24 138 (14.81%) OO
25 132 (14.16%) MySQL
26 131 (14.06%) NoSQL
27 128 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 245 (26.29%) Tomcat
2 154 (16.52%) WebSphere Application Server
3 151 (16.20%) WebLogic
4 113 (12.12%) OpenStack
5 93 (9.98%) JBoss
6 67 (7.19%) Apache
7 45 (4.83%) WebSphere Portal
8 40 (4.29%) IIS
9 37 (3.97%) MQSeries
10 36 (3.86%) Confluence
11 28 (3.00%) CMS
12 24 (2.58%) nginx
12 24 (2.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 23 (2.47%) Jetty
14 15 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
14 15 (1.61%) FileNet
15 14 (1.50%) Commerce Server
16 12 (1.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 12 (1.29%) Mongrel
17 8 (0.86%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (3.00%) Magento
2 16 (1.72%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.32%) Actimize
5 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.32%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 3 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.32%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.21%) Maximo
6 2 (0.21%) Relativity
6 2 (0.21%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.21%) Unica
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 173 (18.56%) Amazon AWS
2 128 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (2.68%) PaaS
4 21 (2.25%) GitHub
5 15 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (1.29%) IaaS
8 11 (1.18%) SaaS
9 10 (1.07%) Google App Engine
9 10 (1.07%) npm
10 7 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.64%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.54%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.54%) Google Checkout
12 5 (0.54%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.43%) Force.com
13 4 (0.43%) Route 53
14 3 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 3 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 78 (8.37%) HTTP
2 39 (4.18%) SSL
3 33 (3.54%) Internet
4 32 (3.43%) Firewall
5 23 (2.47%) TCP/IP
6 21 (2.25%) FTP
7 18 (1.93%) SAN
8 16 (1.72%) DNS
9 14 (1.50%) SMTP
10 13 (1.39%) DHCP
11 11 (1.18%) IPsec
12 6 (0.64%) AMQP
12 6 (0.64%) Network Security
12 6 (0.64%) WAN
13 5 (0.54%) VPN
14 4 (0.43%) VLAN
15 3 (0.32%) Converged Networks
15 3 (0.32%) Intranet
15 3 (0.32%) NetScaler
15 3 (0.32%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (14.16%) MySQL
2 131 (14.06%) NoSQL
3 120 (12.88%) PostgreSQL
4 81 (8.69%) DB2
4 81 (8.69%) SQL Server
5 51 (5.47%) Oracle Database
6 40 (4.29%) Relational Database
7 25 (2.68%) Oracle Database 11g
8 24 (2.58%) Big Data
8 24 (2.58%) MongoDB
8 24 (2.58%) RDBMS
9 19 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
10 16 (1.72%) GIS
10 16 (1.72%) Redis
11 14 (1.50%) Hadoop
12 13 (1.39%) DbVisualizer
13 10 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (0.86%) Couchbase
14 8 (0.86%) Endeca
14 8 (0.86%) Riak
Development Applications
1 160 (17.17%) Jenkins
2 119 (12.77%) Git (software)
3 106 (11.37%) NUnit
4 104 (11.16%) MSTest
5 87 (9.33%) Maven
6 71 (7.62%) Eclipse
7 68 (7.30%) JIRA
8 53 (5.69%) Cucumber
9 52 (5.58%) JUnit
10 49 (5.26%) Subversion
11 40 (4.29%) Ant
11 40 (4.29%) TeamCity
12 33 (3.54%) Selenium
13 23 (2.47%) Gradle
14 19 (2.04%) MSBuild
15 18 (1.93%) Mockito
15 18 (1.93%) Octopus Deploy
16 16 (1.72%) GitLab
16 16 (1.72%) Travis CI
17 13 (1.39%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 225 (24.14%) Finance
2 163 (17.49%) Banking
3 128 (13.73%) Retail
4 45 (4.83%) Retail Banking
5 17 (1.82%) Games
6 16 (1.72%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.39%) Marketing
8 7 (0.75%) Back Office
9 6 (0.64%) Front Office
10 5 (0.54%) Advertising
11 4 (0.43%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.43%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.32%) Legal
13 2 (0.21%) Automotive
13 2 (0.21%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.21%) Publishing
13 2 (0.21%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.21%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.11%) Polish Language
14 1 (0.11%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 428 (45.92%) Developer
2 271 (29.08%) Java Developer
3 114 (12.23%) Senior Developer
4 105 (11.27%) Senior Java Developer
5 102 (10.94%) Architect
6 85 (9.12%) WebSphere Developer
7 58 (6.22%) Analyst
8 55 (5.90%) DevOps Engineer
9 52 (5.58%) Digital Developer
10 50 (5.36%) Digital Transformation
11 42 (4.51%) Solutions Architect
12 38 (4.08%) Full Stack Developer
13 33 (3.54%) Project Manager
14 29 (3.11%) Consultant
15 28 (3.00%) Tester
16 26 (2.79%) Automation Tester
17 23 (2.47%) Applications Support
17 23 (2.47%) Integration Engineer
17 23 (2.47%) J2EE Developer
17 23 (2.47%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (22.85%) Web Services
2 192 (20.60%) J2EE
3 171 (18.35%) WebSphere MQ
4 153 (16.42%) XML
5 151 (16.20%) Spring
6 121 (12.98%) Hibernate
7 113 (12.12%) HTML
8 106 (11.37%) REST
9 100 (10.73%) SOAP
10 96 (10.30%) IBM Integration Bus
11 85 (9.12%) RESTful
12 79 (8.48%) CSS
13 78 (8.37%) JSP
14 77 (8.26%) AngularJS
15 74 (7.94%) Middleware
16 71 (7.62%) JMS
17 66 (7.08%) .NET
18 65 (6.97%) JDBC
19 58 (6.22%) EJB
20 56 (6.01%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 59 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (6.12%) DataPower
3 33 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
4 28 (3.00%) Mainframe
5 23 (2.47%) iPad
6 18 (1.93%) Mobile App
7 17 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (1.72%) Client/Server
8 16 (1.72%) Clustering
9 15 (1.61%) Data Centre
9 15 (1.61%) Online Banking
10 14 (1.50%) User Experience
11 13 (1.39%) SWIFT
11 13 (1.39%) Virtual Team
12 11 (1.18%) N-Tier
13 9 (0.97%) AS400
14 8 (0.86%) Management Information System
15 7 (0.75%) Fintech
16 6 (0.64%) Fixed Income
16 6 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 186 (19.96%) Linux
2 150 (16.09%) Unix
3 98 (10.52%) Windows
4 52 (5.58%) AIX
5 46 (4.94%) Windows Server
6 40 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 40 (4.29%) Solaris
7 16 (1.72%) HPUX
8 9 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (0.64%) zOS
10 4 (0.43%) Android
11 3 (0.32%) CentOS
11 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.11%) Debian
13 1 (0.11%) Fedora
13 1 (0.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 422 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
3 190 (20.39%) TDD
4 181 (19.42%) E-Commerce
5 138 (14.81%) OO
6 113 (12.12%) DevOps
7 91 (9.76%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 85 (9.12%) SOA
9 82 (8.80%) Scrum
10 74 (7.94%) Test Automation
11 57 (6.12%) Migration
12 56 (6.01%) Configuration Management
13 55 (5.90%) MVC
13 55 (5.90%) Waterfall
14 52 (5.58%) CRM
15 50 (5.36%) Mentoring
16 48 (5.15%) DNA
17 44 (4.72%) BDD
18 41 (4.40%) ITIL
18 41 (4.40%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 597 (64.06%) Java
2 256 (27.47%) SQL
3 158 (16.95%) JavaScript
4 69 (7.40%) Shell Script
5 55 (5.90%) Python
6 48 (5.15%) Perl
7 47 (5.04%) PL/SQL
8 45 (4.83%) Ruby
9 44 (4.72%) Bash Shell
10 28 (3.00%) C++
11 27 (2.90%) PHP
11 27 (2.90%) PowerShell
12 23 (2.47%) C
13 22 (2.36%) Groovy
14 19 (2.04%) XPath
15 17 (1.82%) C#
16 15 (1.61%) Korn
16 15 (1.61%) Scala
17 10 (1.07%) ActionScript
17 10 (1.07%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 48 (5.15%) Security Cleared
2 28 (3.00%) SC Cleared
3 26 (2.79%) Degree
4 15 (1.61%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.29%) IBM Certification
6 4 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.43%) OCP
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (0.32%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.21%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.21%) MCSE
8 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.11%) CCNA
9 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.11%) ISEB
9 1 (0.11%) MCITP
9 1 (0.11%) RHCE
9 1 (0.11%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.51%) QA
2 10 (1.07%) RosettaNet
3 7 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.64%) MiFID
5 5 (0.54%) SEPA
6 4 (0.43%) TARGET2
7 3 (0.32%) SLA
8 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.21%) GDPR
8 2 (0.21%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.11%) COBIT
9 1 (0.11%) EMIR
9 1 (0.11%) GCP
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (4.08%) Docker
2 34 (3.65%) Active Directory
3 31 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (1.39%) Oracle Clusterware
6 11 (1.18%) Xen
7 6 (0.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 6 (0.64%) vSphere
8 4 (0.43%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.21%) RACF
10 2 (0.21%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.21%) XenApp
11 1 (0.11%) ACF2
11 1 (0.11%) NFS
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 180 (19.31%) Puppet
2 170 (18.24%) Ansible
3 158 (16.95%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (3.00%) Tivoli
5 23 (2.47%) Kubernetes
6 17 (1.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 13 (1.39%) SCCM
8 12 (1.29%) Nagios
9 9 (0.97%) Terraform
10 6 (0.64%) Cobbler
10 6 (0.64%) Salt
10 6 (0.64%) WebSphere Cast Iron
11 5 (0.54%) HP SiteScope
11 5 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.43%) Control-M
12 4 (0.43%) Grafana
12 4 (0.43%) SCOM
12 4 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.32%) CFEngine
14 2 (0.21%) vRealize
Vendors
1 377 (40.45%) IBM
2 355 (38.09%) Oracle
3 74 (7.94%) Microsoft
4 68 (7.30%) hybris
5 57 (6.12%) Red Hat
6 41 (4.40%) ATG
7 36 (3.86%) AppDynamics
8 34 (3.65%) VMware
9 25 (2.68%) TIBCO
10 24 (2.58%) Dynatrace
11 22 (2.36%) Splunk
12 20 (2.15%) Google
13 19 (2.04%) New Relic
13 19 (2.04%) SAP
14 15 (1.61%) Fujitsu
15 14 (1.50%) Demandware
15 14 (1.50%) webMethods
16 12 (1.29%) Citrix
16 12 (1.29%) HP
17 10 (1.07%) F5