Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 270 242 204
Rank change year-on-year -28 -38 -23
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 949 971 1,331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 1.07% 1.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.76% 6.23% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 592 761
UK median daily rate £490 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.38% +9.41% -
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £598 £588 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £441 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.82% - +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 8
UK median hourly rate £34.02 £40.00 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.95% +15.11% -6.71%
10th Percentile £28.75 £36.25 £15.65
90th Percentile £36.24 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.02 £40.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -14.95% +15.94% -7.38%

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 16,487 15,589 18,475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.36% 17.12% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,952 10,060 12,006
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +5.63%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 355 453
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.82% +7.32%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.92 £50.30 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.47% -9.35% +14.29%

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 27 May 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
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 27 May 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 -42 841 £500 +5.26% 94
UK excluding London -50 472 £441 +3.82% 65
London -25 445 £525 +5.00% 45
North of England -20 124 £450 +8.43% 13
South East -101 88 £456 -8.75% 13
East of England +26 77 £500 +25.00% 9
Midlands +6 75 £425 +1.19% 12
West Midlands +25 62 £425 -5.56% 8
North West -28 53 £463 +9.47% 6
Scotland -28 49 £435 +8.75% 15
Yorkshire -15 44 £463 +8.82% 7
South West -23 33 £428 -7.07% 2
North East +16 27 £390 +10.25%
Northern Ireland +23 26 £443 -6.68% 1
East Midlands -19 12 £350 -12.50% 4
Wales -29 3 - -

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 634 (66.81%) Java
2 388 (40.89%) Agile Software Development
3 385 (40.57%) IBM
4 331 (34.88%) Oracle
5 256 (26.98%) SQL
6 233 (24.55%) Linux
7 232 (24.45%) Finance
8 227 (23.92%) Web Services
9 222 (23.39%) Tomcat
10 213 (22.44%) J2EE
11 199 (20.97%) Unix
12 191 (20.13%) Spring
13 187 (19.70%) Jenkins
14 184 (19.39%) TDD
15 179 (18.86%) WebSphere Application Server
16 177 (18.65%) Continuous Integration
17 176 (18.55%) Amazon AWS
18 169 (17.81%) Banking
19 165 (17.39%) WebSphere MQ
20 164 (17.28%) Git (software)
21 163 (17.18%) Puppet
21 163 (17.18%) WebLogic
22 161 (16.97%) Ansible
23 160 (16.86%) XML
24 159 (16.75%) JavaScript
25 154 (16.23%) E-Commerce
26 149 (15.70%) Opscode Chef
27 134 (14.12%) DevOps
28 127 (13.38%) OO
29 126 (13.28%) MySQL

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
1 222 (23.39%) Tomcat
2 179 (18.86%) WebSphere Application Server
3 163 (17.18%) WebLogic
4 105 (11.06%) JBoss
5 101 (10.64%) Apache
6 84 (8.85%) OpenStack
7 54 (5.69%) IIS
8 46 (4.85%) WebSphere Portal
9 41 (4.32%) nginx
10 40 (4.21%) Confluence
11 35 (3.69%) Jetty
12 33 (3.48%) CMS
12 33 (3.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 30 (3.16%) Commerce Server
13 30 (3.16%) MQSeries
14 23 (2.42%) Mongrel
15 16 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
16 15 (1.58%) IBM HTTP Server
17 14 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
18 13 (1.37%) FileNet
Applications
1 14 (1.48%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.11%) Notepad++
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (1.90%) Magento
2 17 (1.79%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 16 (1.69%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.63%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.32%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.21%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.21%) Relativity
6 2 (0.21%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.11%) Maximo
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.11%) Summit
7 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 176 (18.55%) Amazon AWS
2 118 (12.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (2.74%) GitHub
4 25 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
5 24 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
6 21 (2.21%) PaaS
7 20 (2.11%) Google App Engine
8 14 (1.48%) npm
9 10 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
9 10 (1.05%) Amazon S3
9 10 (1.05%) SaaS
9 10 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 9 (0.95%) IaaS
11 8 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.74%) Sumo Logic
13 6 (0.63%) OpenShift
13 6 (0.63%) Rackspace Cloud
14 4 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 87 (9.17%) HTTP
2 49 (5.16%) SSL
3 25 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 24 (2.53%) DNS
5 19 (2.00%) Firewall
5 19 (2.00%) FTP
6 17 (1.79%) DHCP
6 17 (1.79%) SAN
7 16 (1.69%) Internet
7 16 (1.69%) IPsec
8 14 (1.48%) SMS
9 10 (1.05%) LAN
9 10 (1.05%) WAN
10 9 (0.95%) Network Security
11 7 (0.74%) HTTPS
12 6 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (0.53%) SMTP
14 4 (0.42%) BIG-IP
14 4 (0.42%) SNMP
15 3 (0.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (13.28%) MySQL
2 110 (11.59%) PostgreSQL
3 106 (11.17%) NoSQL
4 104 (10.96%) DB2
5 98 (10.33%) SQL Server
6 72 (7.59%) Relational Database
7 64 (6.74%) Oracle Database
8 33 (3.48%) RDBMS
9 28 (2.95%) Oracle Database 11g
10 21 (2.21%) Oracle Database 10g
11 19 (2.00%) GIS
11 19 (2.00%) MongoDB
12 14 (1.48%) Big Data
13 12 (1.26%) Endeca
14 10 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (1.05%) Blockchain
14 10 (1.05%) DbVisualizer
15 7 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
16 6 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (0.63%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 187 (19.70%) Jenkins
2 164 (17.28%) Git (software)
3 102 (10.75%) Maven
4 88 (9.27%) NUnit
5 79 (8.32%) MSTest
6 77 (8.11%) JIRA
7 66 (6.95%) JUnit
8 61 (6.43%) Subversion
9 56 (5.90%) Eclipse
10 49 (5.16%) Cucumber
10 49 (5.16%) TeamCity
11 46 (4.85%) Ant
12 39 (4.11%) Gradle
13 37 (3.90%) Selenium
14 28 (2.95%) Artifactory
15 26 (2.74%) Mockito
15 26 (2.74%) Travis CI
16 20 (2.11%) GitLab
17 15 (1.58%) IBM UrbanCode
18 12 (1.26%) MSBuild
General
1 232 (24.45%) Finance
2 169 (17.81%) Banking
3 102 (10.75%) Retail
4 26 (2.74%) Retail Banking
5 12 (1.26%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.16%) Back Office
6 11 (1.16%) Games
7 10 (1.05%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.95%) Advertising
9 6 (0.63%) Front Office
9 6 (0.63%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.42%) Automotive
11 4 (0.42%) Legal
11 4 (0.42%) Marketing
12 3 (0.32%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.21%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.21%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.21%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 436 (45.94%) Developer
2 273 (28.77%) Java Developer
3 116 (12.22%) Senior Developer
4 103 (10.85%) Senior Java Developer
5 88 (9.27%) WebSphere Developer
6 87 (9.17%) Architect
7 63 (6.64%) DevOps Engineer
8 60 (6.32%) Analyst
9 48 (5.06%) Digital Developer
10 45 (4.74%) Digital Transformation
11 34 (3.58%) Consultant
12 32 (3.37%) Integration Specialist
13 31 (3.27%) Administrator
13 31 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
14 29 (3.06%) Project Manager
15 28 (2.95%) Support Analyst
16 27 (2.85%) Full Stack Developer
17 26 (2.74%) Integration Engineer
17 26 (2.74%) Java Engineer
17 26 (2.74%) Java WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (23.92%) Web Services
2 213 (22.44%) J2EE
3 191 (20.13%) Spring
4 165 (17.39%) WebSphere MQ
5 160 (16.86%) XML
6 121 (12.75%) SOAP
7 120 (12.64%) Hibernate
8 118 (12.43%) Middleware
9 110 (11.59%) REST
10 107 (11.28%) HTML
11 106 (11.17%) IBM Integration Bus
12 105 (11.06%) JMS
13 97 (10.22%) RESTful
14 89 (9.38%) JSP
15 88 (9.27%) CSS
16 80 (8.43%) Spring Boot
17 74 (7.80%) Servlets
18 64 (6.74%) EJB
19 61 (6.43%) .NET
19 61 (6.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 72 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (5.48%) DataPower
3 39 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
4 29 (3.06%) Mainframe
5 17 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 17 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 16 (1.69%) User Experience
7 15 (1.58%) Client/Server
8 13 (1.37%) Mobile App
9 11 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (0.95%) Fintech
10 9 (0.95%) Mobile Payment
10 9 (0.95%) Private Cloud
11 8 (0.84%) Fixed Income
12 7 (0.74%) Clustering
12 7 (0.74%) Replication
13 6 (0.63%) Online Banking
13 6 (0.63%) SWIFT
13 6 (0.63%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 233 (24.55%) Linux
2 199 (20.97%) Unix
3 101 (10.64%) Windows
4 51 (5.37%) AIX
5 38 (4.00%) Solaris
5 38 (4.00%) Windows Server
6 37 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.58%) zOS
8 12 (1.26%) HPUX
9 7 (0.74%) Android
9 7 (0.74%) MVS
10 6 (0.63%) CentOS
10 6 (0.63%) Debian
10 6 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (0.63%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.63%) VME
11 5 (0.53%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.53%) Fedora
11 5 (0.53%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (40.89%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (19.39%) TDD
3 177 (18.65%) Continuous Integration
4 154 (16.23%) E-Commerce
5 134 (14.12%) DevOps
6 127 (13.38%) OO
7 91 (9.59%) Problem-Solving
8 83 (8.75%) SOA
9 78 (8.22%) Microservices
10 71 (7.48%) Scrum
11 66 (6.95%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 66 (6.95%) Migration
12 64 (6.74%) Configuration Management
12 64 (6.74%) Test Automation
13 59 (6.22%) MVC
14 53 (5.58%) ITIL
15 51 (5.37%) BDD
16 46 (4.85%) Open Source
17 44 (4.64%) Software Engineering
18 43 (4.53%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 634 (66.81%) Java
2 256 (26.98%) SQL
3 159 (16.75%) JavaScript
4 82 (8.64%) Python
5 60 (6.32%) PL/SQL
6 58 (6.11%) Java 8
7 54 (5.69%) Perl
8 46 (4.85%) Shell Script
9 42 (4.43%) Ruby
10 38 (4.00%) Bash Shell
11 29 (3.06%) Groovy
11 29 (3.06%) PowerShell
12 28 (2.95%) Scala
13 25 (2.63%) PHP
14 23 (2.42%) C
15 22 (2.32%) C++
15 22 (2.32%) XPath
16 19 (2.00%) C#
17 7 (0.74%) Go
17 7 (0.74%) Korn
Qualifications
1 75 (7.90%) Security Cleared
2 44 (4.64%) SC Cleared
3 28 (2.95%) Degree
4 16 (1.69%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.53%) IBM Certification
7 3 (0.32%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.32%) OCP
7 3 (0.32%) OCPJP
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (0.32%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
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%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.11%) NCDA
9 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.11%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.11%) QA
2 6 (0.63%) GCP
3 5 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.53%) GDPR
3 5 (0.53%) MiFID
3 5 (0.53%) PMO
4 4 (0.42%) COBIT
4 4 (0.42%) PSD2
5 3 (0.32%) SLA
6 2 (0.21%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.21%) SEPA
7 1 (0.11%) EMIR
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) RosettaNet
7 1 (0.11%) TARGET2
System Software
1 48 (5.06%) Docker
2 43 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (3.69%) Active Directory
4 24 (2.53%) Xen
5 12 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.74%) KVM
7 6 (0.63%) Oracle Clusterware
7 6 (0.63%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.53%) NFS
9 4 (0.42%) OpenAM
9 4 (0.42%) RACF
9 4 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.32%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.32%) vSphere
11 2 (0.21%) SRDF
11 2 (0.21%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (0.11%) XenApp
12 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 163 (17.18%) Puppet
2 161 (16.97%) Ansible
3 149 (15.70%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (2.32%) Kubernetes
5 16 (1.69%) Nagios
6 15 (1.58%) Terraform
7 13 (1.37%) Tivoli
8 10 (1.05%) Salt
8 10 (1.05%) SCCM
9 9 (0.95%) CA Single Sign-On
10 8 (0.84%) Kibana
11 7 (0.74%) logstash
11 7 (0.74%) Marathon
11 7 (0.74%) Mesos
11 7 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (0.63%) Forum Sentry
12 6 (0.63%) Graylog
12 6 (0.63%) Packer
12 6 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (0.63%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 385 (40.57%) IBM
2 331 (34.88%) Oracle
3 91 (9.59%) Microsoft
4 52 (5.48%) hybris
5 51 (5.37%) Red Hat
6 47 (4.95%) VMware
7 33 (3.48%) Google
8 27 (2.85%) AppDynamics
9 25 (2.63%) Splunk
10 23 (2.42%) Axway
11 22 (2.32%) Fujitsu
12 20 (2.11%) ATG
13 18 (1.90%) MuleSoft
14 17 (1.79%) CA
14 17 (1.79%) New Relic
15 16 (1.69%) TIBCO
16 14 (1.48%) Dynatrace
16 14 (1.48%) HP
17 13 (1.37%) Informatica
17 13 (1.37%) Sun