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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere
UK
Rank 223 204 169
Rank change year-on-year -19 -35  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 468 639 732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.20% 1.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.00% 6.98% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 342 382
Median daily rate £450 £425 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -53.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year - -53.28%  

WebSphere is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7799 9160 9338
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.36% 17.21% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5106 5825 5538
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 226 346
Median hourly rate £18.68 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.60% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing WebSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -12 435 £465 +9.41% 78
London +14 210 £500 +5.26% 39
South East -12 80 £444 -1.38% 8
Hampshire +31 42 £435 -3.33%
South West +12 34 £538 +10.25% 2
East of England -1 29 £405 -3.28% 5
North West -12 29 £410 -3.52% 7
City of London -15 28 £550 +25.71% 9
Buckinghamshire -30 21 £550 +29.41% 1
Manchester +6 19 £500 +11.11% 4
Yorkshire -9 18 £458 +14.37% 7
Devon - 18 £550 -
Wales +15 16 £325 -7.14% 2
East Midlands -25 16 £400 +8.10% 5
West Yorkshire 0 14 £425 +25.92% 4
Scotland -11 14 £475 +18.75% 5
Milton Keynes -24 14 £425 +3.03%
Leeds +19 13 £458 +33.09% 4
South Wales +21 12 £325 -7.14% 1
Cardiff +27 11 £338 -3.57%
Plymouth - 11 £550 -
Watford 0 10 £500 - 1
Hertfordshire 0 10 £500 +14.28% 2
Winchester +14 9 £435 -
Essex -3 9 £270 -32.50% 1
North East -9 8 £385 +27.27% 2
Oxfordshire - 8 £500 -
Northamptonshire -1 7 £420 +5.00% 2
West Midlands -2 7 £470 +4.46% 2
Edinburgh -7 7 £500 +25.00%

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 533 (53.41%) Java
2 444 (44.49%) IBM
3 405 (40.58%) Linux
4 361 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
5 343 (34.37%) Oracle
6 257 (25.75%) SQL
7 245 (24.55%) J2EE
8 242 (24.25%) Unix
9 236 (23.65%) XML
10 227 (22.75%) WebSphere Application Server
11 225 (22.55%) Finance
12 222 (22.24%) Web Services
13 214 (21.44%) JBoss
14 207 (20.74%) Spring
15 204 (20.44%) WebSphere MQ
16 191 (19.14%) DevOps
17 188 (18.84%) Tomcat
18 176 (17.64%) Windows
19 174 (17.43%) JavaScript
20 168 (16.83%) SOAP
20 168 (16.83%) Middleware
21 162 (16.23%) Jenkins
22 161 (16.13%) Banking
23 159 (15.93%) E-Commerce
24 151 (15.13%) WebLogic
25 148 (14.83%) IBM Integration Bus
26 144 (14.43%) AIX
26 144 (14.43%) Apache
27 139 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
28 132 (13.23%) SQL Server

WebSphere
Top Related 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
1 227 (22.75%) WebSphere Application Server
2 214 (21.44%) JBoss
3 188 (18.84%) Tomcat
4 151 (15.13%) WebLogic
5 144 (14.43%) Apache
6 95 (9.52%) IIS
7 46 (4.61%) Confluence
8 37 (3.71%) WebSphere Process Server
9 36 (3.61%) BizTalk Server
9 36 (3.61%) Jetty
10 33 (3.31%) IBM HTTP Server
10 33 (3.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 32 (3.21%) GlassFish
11 32 (3.21%) nginx
12 29 (2.91%) CMS
13 26 (2.61%) Mongrel
14 23 (2.30%) OpenStack
15 22 (2.20%) MQSeries
15 22 (2.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 21 (2.10%) Apache TomEE
Applications
1 57 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 40 (4.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.60%) MS Office
5 4 (0.40%) MS Project
6 1 (0.10%) CPLEX
6 1 (0.10%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 23 (2.30%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 18 (1.80%) Oracle BPM
3 12 (1.20%) Maximo
4 9 (0.90%) Magento
5 8 (0.80%) Fredhopper
6 7 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.60%) Staffware
8 5 (0.50%) SAP HCM
9 4 (0.40%) Murex MxG2000
9 4 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
10 3 (0.30%) Exstream
10 3 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.30%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.30%) Temenos T24
11 2 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
11 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
12 1 (0.10%) OpenText MBPM
12 1 (0.10%) SAP HR
12 1 (0.10%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 79 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (6.21%) PaaS
3 54 (5.41%) IaaS
4 43 (4.31%) SaaS
5 37 (3.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 30 (3.01%) GitHub
7 27 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (2.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 26 (2.61%) Google App Engine
9 17 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (1.40%) IBM Cloud
11 12 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (0.90%) OpenShift
14 8 (0.80%) Bluemix
15 7 (0.70%) Boomi
16 6 (0.60%) SoftLayer
17 5 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
18 3 (0.30%) Amazon S3
18 3 (0.30%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 109 (10.92%) HTTP
2 88 (8.82%) SSL
3 56 (5.61%) DNS
4 53 (5.31%) TCP/IP
5 39 (3.91%) FTP
6 34 (3.41%) LDAP
7 29 (2.91%) Firewall
7 29 (2.91%) Internet
8 27 (2.71%) SAN
9 26 (2.61%) DHCP
10 25 (2.51%) HTTPS
10 25 (2.51%) IPsec
11 17 (1.70%) NAS
11 17 (1.70%) WAN
12 16 (1.60%) LAN
13 14 (1.40%) Multicast
14 12 (1.20%) Kerberos
15 11 (1.10%) iSCSI
15 11 (1.10%) Network Security
15 11 (1.10%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (13.23%) SQL Server
2 95 (9.52%) DB2
3 86 (8.62%) Oracle Database
4 53 (5.31%) MySQL
5 48 (4.81%) Relational Database
6 34 (3.41%) MongoDB
7 31 (3.11%) NoSQL
8 27 (2.71%) Hadoop
9 21 (2.10%) Endeca
10 19 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (1.70%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
13 15 (1.50%) Big Data
14 12 (1.20%) HBase
14 12 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
15 11 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 9 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
17 8 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
17 8 (0.80%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 162 (16.23%) Jenkins
2 112 (11.22%) Git (software)
3 91 (9.12%) JUnit
4 88 (8.82%) Maven
5 85 (8.52%) JIRA
6 80 (8.02%) Ant
7 62 (6.21%) Eclipse
8 58 (5.81%) Subversion
9 54 (5.41%) Mockito
10 40 (4.01%) Cucumber
11 31 (3.11%) Selenium
12 27 (2.71%) Travis CI
13 23 (2.30%) Bitbucket
14 21 (2.10%) Rational Application Developer
15 20 (2.00%) Log4j
16 19 (1.90%) SoapUI
17 18 (1.80%) Gradle
17 18 (1.80%) TeamCity
18 17 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
19 14 (1.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 225 (22.55%) Finance
2 161 (16.13%) Banking
3 100 (10.02%) Retail
4 23 (2.30%) Publishing
5 18 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.50%) Law
7 12 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.20%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.00%) Billing
8 10 (1.00%) Marketing
9 9 (0.90%) Back Office
9 9 (0.90%) Front Office
10 8 (0.80%) Games
11 7 (0.70%) International Banking
12 6 (0.60%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.50%) Advertising
13 5 (0.50%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.50%) Automotive
13 5 (0.50%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 328 (32.87%) Developer
2 184 (18.44%) Java Developer
3 127 (12.73%) Architect
4 92 (9.22%) Analyst
5 65 (6.51%) WebSphere Developer
6 64 (6.41%) DevOps Engineer
7 48 (4.81%) Consultant
8 46 (4.61%) Senior Developer
9 41 (4.11%) Support Analyst
10 38 (3.81%) Administrator
11 36 (3.61%) Applications Support
11 36 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
12 35 (3.51%) WebSphere Specialist
13 26 (2.61%) Project Manager
13 26 (2.61%) Software Engineer
14 25 (2.51%) Operations Engineer
14 25 (2.51%) Senior Java Developer
15 24 (2.40%) WebSphere Administrator
16 22 (2.20%) Infrastructure Architect
16 22 (2.20%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (24.55%) J2EE
2 236 (23.65%) XML
3 222 (22.24%) Web Services
4 207 (20.74%) Spring
5 204 (20.44%) WebSphere MQ
6 168 (16.83%) Middleware
6 168 (16.83%) SOAP
7 148 (14.83%) IBM Integration Bus
8 120 (12.02%) HTML
9 119 (11.92%) JSP
10 108 (10.82%) JMS
11 103 (10.32%) REST
12 98 (9.82%) XSLT
13 93 (9.32%) .NET
13 93 (9.32%) Servlets
14 89 (8.92%) CSS
15 88 (8.82%) Java EE
16 83 (8.32%) Hibernate
17 79 (7.92%) JSON
18 66 (6.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 117 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (5.01%) DataPower
3 36 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 25 (2.51%) Data Centre
5 22 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (2.10%) Clustering
7 20 (2.00%) Tandem
8 19 (1.90%) iPad
9 17 (1.70%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.70%) Virtual Team
10 14 (1.40%) Private Cloud
10 14 (1.40%) SWIFT
11 12 (1.20%) iSeries
12 10 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (1.00%) User Experience
13 9 (0.90%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.70%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.70%) Derivative
15 6 (0.60%) NHS
15 6 (0.60%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 405 (40.58%) Linux
2 242 (24.25%) Unix
3 176 (17.64%) Windows
4 144 (14.43%) AIX
5 113 (11.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 65 (6.51%) Solaris
7 48 (4.81%) Windows 2000
7 48 (4.81%) Windows XP
8 38 (3.81%) Windows Server
9 14 (1.40%) zOS
10 12 (1.20%) CentOS
10 12 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (1.10%) HPUX
12 10 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
12 10 (1.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 10 (1.00%) Ubuntu
12 10 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.80%) SUSE
15 6 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (19.14%) DevOps
3 159 (15.93%) E-Commerce
4 139 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
5 128 (12.83%) Open Source
6 123 (12.32%) ITIL
7 121 (12.12%) TDD
8 115 (11.52%) Scrum
9 92 (9.22%) Configuration Management
10 91 (9.12%) OO
11 82 (8.22%) Change Management
12 74 (7.41%) Unit Testing
13 73 (7.31%) Service Management
14 66 (6.61%) SOA
15 58 (5.81%) Release Management
15 58 (5.81%) Software Engineering
16 55 (5.51%) ITSM
17 51 (5.11%) Performance Tuning
18 49 (4.91%) UML
19 48 (4.81%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 533 (53.41%) Java
2 257 (25.75%) SQL
3 174 (17.43%) JavaScript
4 100 (10.02%) Shell Script
5 76 (7.62%) Perl
6 54 (5.41%) Python
7 51 (5.11%) Bash Shell
8 48 (4.81%) PowerShell
9 29 (2.91%) PL/SQL
10 23 (2.30%) C#
10 23 (2.30%) C++
11 22 (2.20%) C
11 22 (2.20%) Jython
12 20 (2.00%) Korn
12 20 (2.00%) Ruby
13 16 (1.60%) XPath
14 12 (1.20%) VBScript
15 11 (1.10%) Groovy
15 11 (1.10%) VB
16 6 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 100 (10.02%) Security Cleared
2 75 (7.52%) SC Cleared
3 43 (4.31%) Degree
4 13 (1.30%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.00%) CISSP
6 7 (0.70%) IBM Certification
7 6 (0.60%) ISEB
8 5 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.50%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.40%) CCIE
9 4 (0.40%) RHCE
9 4 (0.40%) RHCSA
9 4 (0.40%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.30%) APMG
10 3 (0.30%) CISA
10 3 (0.30%) CISM
10 3 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.30%) PMP
11 2 (0.20%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.41%) SLA
2 30 (3.01%) QA
3 18 (1.80%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.60%) SEPA
5 14 (1.40%) HL7
6 9 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (0.80%) MiFID
8 6 (0.60%) PA-DSS
9 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.30%) FedRAMP
9 3 (0.30%) ISO20022
10 2 (0.20%) FATCA
11 1 (0.10%) COBIT
11 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.10%) ISO15022
11 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 68 (6.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (3.91%) Docker
3 35 (3.51%) Xen
4 18 (1.80%) Active Directory
5 14 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (1.30%) Hyper-V
7 11 (1.10%) Apache Flume
7 11 (1.10%) NFS
7 11 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (1.10%) SRDF
8 10 (1.00%) KVM
9 9 (0.90%) Oracle Clusterware
9 9 (0.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 5 (0.50%) vSphere
11 4 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.20%) HDFS
13 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.10%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 104 (10.42%) Puppet
2 65 (6.51%) Ansible
3 61 (6.11%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (2.61%) Tivoli
5 16 (1.60%) Oracle Identity Management
5 16 (1.60%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 12 (1.20%) logstash
6 12 (1.20%) Terraform
7 11 (1.10%) Salt
8 10 (1.00%) Control-M
8 10 (1.00%) ZABBIX
9 9 (0.90%) Kubernetes
9 9 (0.90%) Mesos
9 9 (0.90%) Pingdom
9 9 (0.90%) QRadar
9 9 (0.90%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 8 (0.80%) Consul
10 8 (0.80%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 8 (0.80%) Kibana
10 8 (0.80%) Nagios
Vendors
1 444 (44.49%) IBM
2 343 (34.37%) Oracle
3 129 (12.93%) Microsoft
4 105 (10.52%) Red Hat
5 79 (7.92%) VMware
6 58 (5.81%) ATG
7 50 (5.01%) hybris
8 32 (3.21%) Google
9 31 (3.11%) TIBCO
10 29 (2.91%) HP
11 25 (2.51%) Informatica
11 25 (2.51%) Sybase
12 21 (2.10%) Adobe
12 21 (2.10%) AppDynamics
13 20 (2.00%) Atlassian
13 20 (2.00%) Cisco
13 20 (2.00%) SAP
13 20 (2.00%) Splunk
14 19 (1.90%) MuleSoft
14 19 (1.90%) Siebel
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £480 - £520 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £530 per day + 6 Months
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
East Midlands
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £530 per day + 6 Months
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Square One Resources
Rate: Excellent daily rates
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £593 to £600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Networkers
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 11 days ago
Durham
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
IPsoft
Rate: Excellent day rate on offer
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £625 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago