Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 282 285 214
Rank change year-on-year +3 -71 -16
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 959 970 1,242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.94% 1.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.47% 5.66% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 627 717
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £391 £363 £328
90th Percentile £633 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 14
UK median hourly rate £33.08 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.79% +2.74% -9.32%
10th Percentile £26.65 £35.00 £31.68
90th Percentile £58.04 £44.38 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year -21.33% +2.74% -9.32%

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 17,532 17,141 18,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.72% 16.59% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,276 11,373 12,049
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +0.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 423 439
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.14
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.76 £47.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +10.81%

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 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -5 846 £500 +0.50% 114
UK excluding London -27 489 £450 +5.88% 92
London +9 450 £525 +3.96% 34
South East -27 119 £500 +17.65% 22
Midlands +33 83 £460 -10.24% 13
North of England -59 77 £450 +5.88% 17
South West +9 66 £425 -10.05% 8
Scotland -5 47 £425 - 10
East of England -36 47 £500 +11.11% 20
East Midlands +46 43 £510 -2.63% 6
West Midlands -16 40 £450 -1.37% 7
Yorkshire -3 37 £450 -5.26% 6
North West -50 36 £475 +10.47% 10
Northern Ireland +11 28 £419 +1.21%
Wales -16 23 £456 +21.52% 2
North East -20 4 £325 -18.75% 1

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 627 (65.38%) Java
2 442 (46.09%) Agile Software Development
3 382 (39.83%) Oracle
4 317 (33.06%) Tomcat
5 311 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
6 301 (31.39%) IBM
7 285 (29.72%) Amazon AWS
8 281 (29.30%) TDD
9 264 (27.53%) WebLogic
10 263 (27.42%) Puppet
11 238 (24.82%) Microsoft Azure
11 238 (24.82%) OO
12 237 (24.71%) Opscode Chef
13 236 (24.61%) Ansible
14 232 (24.19%) NoSQL
15 209 (21.79%) PostgreSQL
16 204 (21.27%) Linux
17 203 (21.17%) MySQL
18 201 (20.96%) Finance
19 190 (19.81%) NUnit
20 189 (19.71%) Jenkins
21 188 (19.60%) OpenStack
22 187 (19.50%) SQL
23 183 (19.08%) MSTest
24 179 (18.67%) Spring
25 177 (18.46%) Migration
26 161 (16.79%) JavaScript
27 157 (16.37%) Git (software)
28 154 (16.06%) J2EE
29 150 (15.64%) Middleware

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
1 317 (33.06%) Tomcat
2 264 (27.53%) WebLogic
3 188 (19.60%) OpenStack
4 114 (11.89%) WebSphere Application Server
5 87 (9.07%) Apache
6 86 (8.97%) IIS
7 77 (8.03%) JBoss
8 66 (6.88%) Jetty
9 65 (6.78%) nginx
10 59 (6.15%) Mongrel
11 28 (2.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 25 (2.61%) Confluence
13 21 (2.19%) Commerce Server
14 18 (1.88%) MQSeries
15 16 (1.67%) WildFly
16 14 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
16 14 (1.46%) IBM HTTP Server
17 13 (1.36%) Cloud Foundry
18 12 (1.25%) CICS
18 12 (1.25%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 13 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.83%) MS Visio
2 8 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.42%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.10%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 15 (1.56%) Magento
2 8 (0.83%) Temenos T24
3 7 (0.73%) Maximo
4 6 (0.63%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.52%) HFM
6 4 (0.42%) Fredhopper
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.31%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 3 (0.31%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.21%) ENOVIA
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.10%) Actimize
9 1 (0.10%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 1 (0.10%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.10%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 285 (29.72%) Amazon AWS
2 238 (24.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (7.51%) GitHub
4 51 (5.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 47 (4.90%) Google App Engine
6 45 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (1.98%) OpenShift
9 15 (1.56%) Boomi
10 13 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (1.25%) PaaS
12 11 (1.15%) Apigee
12 11 (1.15%) Sumo Logic
13 7 (0.73%) SaaS
14 6 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.52%) npm
16 4 (0.42%) IaaS
17 3 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
18 2 (0.21%) Google Analytics
18 2 (0.21%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 100 (10.43%) HTTP
2 71 (7.40%) TCP/IP
3 66 (6.88%) SSL
4 53 (5.53%) DNS
5 50 (5.21%) FTP
6 45 (4.69%) DHCP
6 45 (4.69%) IPsec
7 14 (1.46%) Firewall
8 12 (1.25%) VPN
9 10 (1.04%) SAN
10 9 (0.94%) MPLS
11 8 (0.83%) LAN
11 8 (0.83%) WAN
12 6 (0.63%) AMQP
12 6 (0.63%) Internet
13 5 (0.52%) NAS
14 4 (0.42%) Network Security
15 3 (0.31%) BIG-IP
15 3 (0.31%) Fibre Channel
15 3 (0.31%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (24.19%) NoSQL
2 209 (21.79%) PostgreSQL
3 203 (21.17%) MySQL
4 120 (12.51%) SQL Server
5 116 (12.10%) Relational Database
6 89 (9.28%) DB2
7 53 (5.53%) RDBMS
8 34 (3.55%) Oracle Database
9 16 (1.67%) DB2 UDB
10 13 (1.36%) MongoDB
11 12 (1.25%) Hadoop
12 10 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (0.73%) Big Data
14 7 (0.73%) Couchbase
14 7 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
14 7 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.63%) IBM InfoSphere
15 6 (0.63%) Redis
15 6 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 190 (19.81%) NUnit
2 189 (19.71%) Jenkins
3 183 (19.08%) MSTest
4 157 (16.37%) Git (software)
5 86 (8.97%) Maven
6 67 (6.99%) JUnit
7 63 (6.57%) GitLab
8 61 (6.36%) JIRA
8 61 (6.36%) Subversion
9 59 (6.15%) Travis CI
10 48 (5.01%) Eclipse
11 42 (4.38%) Cucumber
12 37 (3.86%) Ant
13 36 (3.75%) TeamCity
14 27 (2.82%) Gradle
15 24 (2.50%) SoapUI
16 19 (1.98%) Artifactory
16 19 (1.98%) Grunt
16 19 (1.98%) Jasmine
16 19 (1.98%) Vagrant
General
1 201 (20.96%) Finance
2 120 (12.51%) Banking
3 94 (9.80%) Retail
4 14 (1.46%) Marketing
5 12 (1.25%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.04%) Law
7 9 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.83%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.73%) Back Office
10 6 (0.63%) Advertising
10 6 (0.63%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.52%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.42%) Automotive
12 4 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.21%) Legal
13 2 (0.21%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.10%) Publishing
14 1 (0.10%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.10%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 491 (51.20%) Developer
2 365 (38.06%) Java Developer
3 113 (11.78%) Architect
4 66 (6.88%) Senior Developer
5 62 (6.47%) DevOps Engineer
6 55 (5.74%) Analyst
7 52 (5.42%) Senior Java Developer
8 38 (3.96%) Technical Architect
8 38 (3.96%) WebSphere Developer
9 34 (3.55%) AWS Developer
10 30 (3.13%) Project Manager
10 30 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
11 28 (2.92%) Consultant
12 25 (2.61%) Administrator
12 25 (2.61%) Infrastructure Architect
12 25 (2.61%) Integration Architect
13 23 (2.40%) Digital Developer
13 23 (2.40%) Digital Transformation
14 21 (2.19%) WebSphere Architect
15 18 (1.88%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (18.67%) Spring
2 154 (16.06%) J2EE
3 150 (15.64%) Middleware
4 144 (15.02%) WebSphere MQ
5 128 (13.35%) Web Services
6 122 (12.72%) HTML
7 109 (11.37%) CSS
8 108 (11.26%) IBM Integration Bus
9 100 (10.43%) Spring Boot
10 92 (9.59%) .NET
10 92 (9.59%) XML
11 90 (9.38%) Hibernate
12 83 (8.65%) SOAP
13 75 (7.82%) Servlets
14 67 (6.99%) REST
15 54 (5.63%) JMS
15 54 (5.63%) RabbitMQ
16 51 (5.32%) AngularJS
17 50 (5.21%) HTML5
18 47 (4.90%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.02%) DataPower
3 27 (2.82%) Clustering
4 25 (2.61%) Mainframe
5 24 (2.50%) User Experience
6 21 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (1.67%) Derivative
7 16 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (1.67%) SWIFT
8 11 (1.15%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.04%) Data Centre
9 10 (1.04%) iPad
9 10 (1.04%) Management Information System
10 9 (0.94%) Online Banking
10 9 (0.94%) Replication
11 7 (0.73%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.73%) Private Cloud
11 7 (0.73%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.63%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.52%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 204 (21.27%) Linux
2 137 (14.29%) Unix
3 116 (12.10%) Windows
4 40 (4.17%) Solaris
5 39 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (3.34%) AIX
6 32 (3.34%) Windows Server
7 15 (1.56%) CentOS
8 14 (1.46%) Ubuntu
9 13 (1.36%) Debian
9 13 (1.36%) Fedora
9 13 (1.36%) zOS
10 12 (1.25%) Android
11 11 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.83%) VMS
12 8 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.52%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.42%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (46.09%) Agile Software Development
2 311 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
3 281 (29.30%) TDD
4 238 (24.82%) OO
5 177 (18.46%) Migration
6 146 (15.22%) DevOps
7 103 (10.74%) E-Commerce
8 96 (10.01%) Test Automation
9 76 (7.92%) Microservices
10 75 (7.82%) Configuration Management
11 71 (7.40%) Scrum
12 64 (6.67%) BDD
13 62 (6.47%) MVC
14 60 (6.26%) Open Source
15 48 (5.01%) Problem-Solving
16 47 (4.90%) Project Management
17 43 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
18 41 (4.28%) Performance Tuning
19 40 (4.17%) Digital Transformation Programme
19 40 (4.17%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 627 (65.38%) Java
2 187 (19.50%) SQL
3 161 (16.79%) JavaScript
4 82 (8.55%) Python
5 80 (8.34%) Java 8
6 36 (3.75%) PowerShell
7 34 (3.55%) C#
7 34 (3.55%) Ruby
8 30 (3.13%) Shell Script
9 29 (3.02%) Perl
9 29 (3.02%) PL/SQL
10 28 (2.92%) Bash Shell
10 28 (2.92%) C++
11 21 (2.19%) Groovy
12 20 (2.09%) C
13 17 (1.77%) Go
14 15 (1.56%) PHP
15 11 (1.15%) Scala
16 9 (0.94%) Jython
17 8 (0.83%) XPath
Qualifications
1 88 (9.18%) Security Cleared
2 77 (8.03%) SC Cleared
3 45 (4.69%) Degree
4 16 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (0.31%) CISSP
7 3 (0.31%) ISEB
7 3 (0.31%) OCPJP
7 3 (0.31%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.21%) CEH
8 2 (0.21%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.21%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.21%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.21%) PMP
8 2 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.10%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.10%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.10%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.65%) QA
2 12 (1.25%) SLA
3 10 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.63%) ISO 20022
5 5 (0.52%) SEPA
6 3 (0.31%) PSD2
7 2 (0.21%) GDPR
8 1 (0.10%) COBIT
8 1 (0.10%) PMO
8 1 (0.10%) TARGET2
System Software
1 85 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 72 (7.51%) Docker
3 54 (5.63%) Xen
4 32 (3.34%) Active Directory
5 17 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (1.77%) vSphere
6 14 (1.46%) Hyper-V
6 14 (1.46%) VirtualBox
7 7 (0.73%) NFS
7 7 (0.73%) RACF
8 6 (0.63%) XenApp
8 6 (0.63%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.52%) Firmware
10 4 (0.42%) ACF2
10 4 (0.42%) SRDF
10 4 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.42%) XenServer
11 3 (0.31%) Time Sharing Option
11 3 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 2 (0.21%) KVM
Systems Management
1 263 (27.42%) Puppet
2 237 (24.71%) Opscode Chef
3 236 (24.61%) Ansible
4 23 (2.40%) Marathon
4 23 (2.40%) Mesos
5 22 (2.29%) Packer
6 21 (2.19%) Terraform
7 20 (2.09%) Kibana
8 17 (1.77%) logstash
9 16 (1.67%) Nagios
10 15 (1.56%) Kubernetes
10 15 (1.56%) Tivoli
11 14 (1.46%) Salt
11 14 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
12 12 (1.25%) Graylog
13 9 (0.94%) Cobbler
13 9 (0.94%) ITRS Geneos
14 8 (0.83%) Control-M
15 7 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
16 6 (0.63%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 382 (39.83%) Oracle
2 301 (31.39%) IBM
3 120 (12.51%) Microsoft
4 96 (10.01%) VMware
5 53 (5.53%) Google
6 50 (5.21%) Red Hat
7 27 (2.82%) TIBCO
8 23 (2.40%) AppDynamics
8 23 (2.40%) Dell
8 23 (2.40%) Splunk
9 22 (2.29%) hybris
9 22 (2.29%) MuleSoft
10 20 (2.09%) ATG
10 20 (2.09%) New Relic
11 19 (1.98%) SAP
12 16 (1.67%) Citrix
12 16 (1.67%) Sun
13 15 (1.56%) Dynatrace
14 14 (1.46%) Cisco
15 13 (1.36%) HP