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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere
UK
Rank 239 205 171
Rank change year-on-year -34 -34  
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 465 639 720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.20% 1.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.98% 6.98% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 342 377
Median daily rate £450 £425 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -54.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -54.28%  

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 7771 9161 9202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.37% 17.21% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5088 5823 5458
Median daily rate £425 £412 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +3.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £560 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 226 330
Median hourly rate £18.59 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.05% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year -5.55% +11.52%  

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 26 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 26 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 -23 428 £465 +9.41% 77
London +22 208 £495 +4.21% 40
South East -5 75 £444 -1.38% 8
Hampshire +27 41 £435 -3.33%
South West +11 34 £538 +10.25% 1
East of England +1 29 £405 -3.28% 5
North West -9 29 £420 -1.17% 7
City of London -14 28 £550 +25.71% 10
Wales +21 21 £319 -8.92% 2
Yorkshire -10 19 £458 +14.37% 7
Manchester +9 18 £550 +22.22% 4
Devon - 18 £550 -
South Wales +27 17 £256 -26.78% 1
Buckinghamshire -36 17 £550 +29.41% 1
Cardiff +30 16 £256 -26.78%
East Midlands -20 16 £400 +8.10% 5
West Yorkshire -2 15 £425 +25.92% 4
Leeds +16 14 £458 +33.09% 4
Scotland -11 13 £475 +18.75% 6
Milton Keynes -29 12 £525 +27.27%
Plymouth - 11 £550 -
Hertfordshire +2 10 £500 +14.28% 2
Watford 0 10 £500 - 1
Winchester +15 9 £435 -
Essex -5 9 £270 -32.50% 1
West Midlands -4 8 £450 - 2
North East -12 8 £385 +27.27% 2
Oxfordshire - 8 £500 -
Northamptonshire +1 7 £420 +5.00% 2
Edinburgh -9 7 £500 +25.00% 1

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 535 (53.45%) Java
2 446 (44.56%) IBM
3 412 (41.16%) Linux
4 361 (36.06%) Agile Software Development
5 345 (34.47%) Oracle
6 258 (25.77%) SQL
7 246 (24.58%) J2EE
8 243 (24.28%) Unix
9 238 (23.78%) XML
10 227 (22.68%) Finance
11 225 (22.48%) WebSphere Application Server
12 223 (22.28%) Web Services
13 214 (21.38%) JBoss
14 208 (20.78%) Spring
15 207 (20.68%) WebSphere MQ
16 190 (18.98%) DevOps
17 189 (18.88%) Tomcat
18 177 (17.68%) Windows
19 175 (17.48%) JavaScript
20 169 (16.88%) SOAP
20 169 (16.88%) Middleware
21 163 (16.28%) Banking
22 162 (16.18%) Jenkins
23 155 (15.48%) E-Commerce
24 153 (15.28%) WebLogic
24 153 (15.28%) IBM Integration Bus
25 144 (14.39%) Apache
26 142 (14.19%) AIX
27 139 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
28 132 (13.19%) 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
1 225 (22.48%) WebSphere Application Server
2 214 (21.38%) JBoss
3 189 (18.88%) Tomcat
4 153 (15.28%) WebLogic
5 144 (14.39%) Apache
6 96 (9.59%) IIS
7 48 (4.80%) Confluence
8 37 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
8 37 (3.70%) WebSphere Process Server
9 36 (3.60%) Jetty
10 33 (3.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 32 (3.20%) GlassFish
11 32 (3.20%) IBM HTTP Server
12 31 (3.10%) nginx
13 29 (2.90%) CMS
14 26 (2.60%) Mongrel
15 23 (2.30%) OpenStack
16 22 (2.20%) Apache TomEE
16 22 (2.20%) MQSeries
16 22 (2.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 57 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 40 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.60%) MS Office
5 4 (0.40%) MS Project
6 1 (0.100%) CPLEX
6 1 (0.100%) 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 7 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.70%) Fredhopper
6 6 (0.60%) Staffware
7 5 (0.50%) SAP HCM
8 4 (0.40%) Murex MxG2000
8 4 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.30%) Exstream
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.30%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.30%) Temenos T24
10 2 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
11 1 (0.100%) Oracle Utilities
11 1 (0.100%) Temenos Triple'A Plus
Cloud Services
1 81 (8.09%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (5.99%) PaaS
3 53 (5.29%) IaaS
4 43 (4.30%) SaaS
5 37 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
6 33 (3.30%) GitHub
7 27 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
8 26 (2.60%) Google App Engine
9 17 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (1.40%) IBM Cloud
11 13 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (0.80%) Bluemix
14 7 (0.70%) Boomi
15 6 (0.60%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.60%) SoftLayer
16 5 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
17 4 (0.40%) Amazon S3
18 3 (0.30%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 108 (10.79%) HTTP
2 88 (8.79%) SSL
3 56 (5.59%) DNS
4 54 (5.39%) TCP/IP
5 39 (3.90%) FTP
6 35 (3.50%) LDAP
7 29 (2.90%) Firewall
8 27 (2.70%) SAN
9 26 (2.60%) DHCP
9 26 (2.60%) Internet
10 25 (2.50%) IPsec
11 24 (2.40%) HTTPS
12 17 (1.70%) NAS
12 17 (1.70%) WAN
13 16 (1.60%) LAN
14 14 (1.40%) Multicast
15 12 (1.20%) Kerberos
16 11 (1.10%) iSCSI
16 11 (1.10%) Network Security
16 11 (1.10%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (13.19%) SQL Server
2 94 (9.39%) DB2
3 87 (8.69%) Oracle Database
4 53 (5.29%) MySQL
5 48 (4.80%) Relational Database
6 34 (3.40%) MongoDB
7 31 (3.10%) NoSQL
8 27 (2.70%) Hadoop
9 20 (2.00%) Endeca
10 19 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (1.70%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.60%) Big Data
12 16 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 12 (1.20%) HBase
13 12 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
14 9 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (0.80%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 162 (16.18%) Jenkins
2 115 (11.49%) Git (software)
3 92 (9.19%) JUnit
4 88 (8.79%) JIRA
4 88 (8.79%) Maven
5 81 (8.09%) Ant
6 60 (5.99%) Eclipse
7 58 (5.79%) Subversion
8 55 (5.49%) Mockito
9 41 (4.10%) Cucumber
10 29 (2.90%) Selenium
11 26 (2.60%) Travis CI
12 23 (2.30%) Bitbucket
13 21 (2.10%) Rational Application Developer
14 20 (2.00%) Log4j
15 19 (1.90%) SoapUI
15 19 (1.90%) TeamCity
16 17 (1.70%) Gradle
16 17 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
17 14 (1.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 227 (22.68%) Finance
2 163 (16.28%) Banking
3 100 (9.99%) Retail
4 22 (2.20%) 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
9 9 (0.90%) Back Office
9 9 (0.90%) Front Office
9 9 (0.90%) Marketing
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 (32.77%) Developer
2 185 (18.48%) Java Developer
3 125 (12.49%) Architect
4 94 (9.39%) Analyst
5 66 (6.59%) WebSphere Developer
6 64 (6.39%) DevOps Engineer
7 49 (4.90%) Consultant
8 45 (4.50%) Senior Developer
9 42 (4.20%) Support Analyst
10 38 (3.80%) Administrator
11 37 (3.70%) Applications Support
11 37 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
11 37 (3.70%) WebSphere Specialist
12 27 (2.70%) Software Engineer
13 25 (2.50%) Project Manager
13 25 (2.50%) Senior Java Developer
13 25 (2.50%) WebSphere Administrator
14 24 (2.40%) Operations Engineer
15 23 (2.30%) Integration Architect
16 22 (2.20%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (24.58%) J2EE
2 238 (23.78%) XML
3 223 (22.28%) Web Services
4 208 (20.78%) Spring
5 207 (20.68%) WebSphere MQ
6 169 (16.88%) Middleware
6 169 (16.88%) SOAP
7 153 (15.28%) IBM Integration Bus
8 120 (11.99%) HTML
9 119 (11.89%) JSP
10 110 (10.99%) JMS
11 105 (10.49%) REST
12 98 (9.79%) XSLT
13 94 (9.39%) .NET
13 94 (9.39%) Servlets
14 89 (8.89%) CSS
15 88 (8.79%) Java EE
16 82 (8.19%) Hibernate
17 79 (7.89%) JSON
18 67 (6.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 117 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.90%) DataPower
3 36 (3.60%) Computer Science
4 25 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 22 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (2.10%) Clustering
7 20 (2.00%) Tandem
8 18 (1.80%) iPad
9 17 (1.70%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.70%) Virtual Team
10 15 (1.50%) Private Cloud
10 15 (1.50%) SWIFT
11 13 (1.30%) 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
14 7 (0.70%) N-Tier
15 6 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 412 (41.16%) Linux
2 243 (24.28%) Unix
3 177 (17.68%) Windows
4 142 (14.19%) AIX
5 113 (11.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 64 (6.39%) Solaris
7 48 (4.80%) Windows 2000
7 48 (4.80%) Windows XP
8 38 (3.80%) Windows Server
9 14 (1.40%) zOS
10 13 (1.30%) CentOS
11 12 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (1.10%) HPUX
12 11 (1.10%) Ubuntu
13 10 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
13 10 (1.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 10 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.80%) SUSE
16 6 (0.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (36.06%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (18.98%) DevOps
3 155 (15.48%) E-Commerce
4 139 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
5 128 (12.79%) Open Source
6 124 (12.39%) ITIL
7 122 (12.19%) TDD
8 115 (11.49%) Scrum
9 93 (9.29%) Configuration Management
10 90 (8.99%) OO
11 80 (7.99%) Change Management
12 74 (7.39%) Unit Testing
13 73 (7.29%) Service Management
14 66 (6.59%) SOA
15 59 (5.89%) Software Engineering
16 58 (5.79%) Release Management
17 55 (5.49%) ITSM
18 50 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
18 50 (5.00%) UML
19 49 (4.90%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 535 (53.45%) Java
2 258 (25.77%) SQL
3 175 (17.48%) JavaScript
4 100 (9.99%) Shell Script
5 75 (7.49%) Perl
6 53 (5.29%) Python
7 52 (5.19%) Bash Shell
8 48 (4.80%) PowerShell
9 30 (3.00%) PL/SQL
10 23 (2.30%) C
10 23 (2.30%) C#
10 23 (2.30%) C++
11 22 (2.20%) Jython
12 21 (2.10%) Korn
13 20 (2.00%) Ruby
14 17 (1.70%) XPath
15 12 (1.20%) VBScript
16 11 (1.10%) VB
17 10 (1.00%) Groovy
18 6 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 100 (9.99%) Security Cleared
2 74 (7.39%) SC Cleared
3 43 (4.30%) 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 (4.40%) SLA
2 30 (3.00%) QA
3 18 (1.80%) PCI DSS
3 18 (1.80%) SEPA
4 14 (1.40%) HL7
5 9 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.80%) MiFID
7 6 (0.60%) PA-DSS
8 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.30%) FedRAMP
8 3 (0.30%) ISO20022
9 2 (0.20%) FATCA
10 1 (0.100%) COBIT
10 1 (0.100%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.100%) ISO15022
10 1 (0.100%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.100%) TARGET2
System Software
1 68 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (4.00%) Docker
3 35 (3.50%) Xen
4 18 (1.80%) Active Directory
5 13 (1.30%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.10%) NFS
6 11 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (1.10%) SRDF
7 10 (1.00%) Apache Flume
7 10 (1.00%) KVM
8 9 (0.90%) Oracle Clusterware
8 9 (0.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 5 (0.50%) vSphere
10 4 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.20%) HDFS
12 2 (0.20%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.100%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 105 (10.49%) Puppet
2 65 (6.49%) Ansible
3 62 (6.19%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (2.50%) Tivoli
5 16 (1.60%) Oracle Identity Management
5 16 (1.60%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 14 (1.40%) Terraform
7 12 (1.20%) logstash
8 11 (1.10%) Salt
9 10 (1.00%) Control-M
9 10 (1.00%) Pingdom
9 10 (1.00%) ZABBIX
10 9 (0.90%) Consul
10 9 (0.90%) Mesos
10 9 (0.90%) QRadar
10 9 (0.90%) WebSphere Cast Iron
11 8 (0.80%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 8 (0.80%) Kibana
11 8 (0.80%) Kubernetes
11 8 (0.80%) Nagios
Vendors
1 446 (44.56%) IBM
2 345 (34.47%) Oracle
3 130 (12.99%) Microsoft
4 105 (10.49%) Red Hat
5 79 (7.89%) VMware
6 57 (5.69%) ATG
7 49 (4.90%) hybris
8 32 (3.20%) Google
9 31 (3.10%) TIBCO
10 29 (2.90%) HP
11 25 (2.50%) Informatica
11 25 (2.50%) Sybase
12 22 (2.20%) AppDynamics
12 22 (2.20%) Splunk
13 21 (2.10%) Atlassian
13 21 (2.10%) MuleSoft
14 20 (2.00%) Adobe
14 20 (2.00%) Cisco
14 20 (2.00%) SAP
15 19 (1.90%) Siebel
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £480 - £520 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 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: 4 days ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 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: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Square One Resources
Rate: Excellent daily rates
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £593 to £600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6-12 months initial contract, long term program
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Networkers
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 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: 11 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 11 days ago
Durham
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £625 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
IPsoft
Rate: Excellent day rate on offer
Posted: 26 days ago