Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 285 285 223
Rank change year-on-year 0 -62 -26
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 907 928 1,129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.93% 1.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.51% 5.64% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 594 661
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £388 £363 £320
90th Percentile £638 £592 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.18% - -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 13
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £36.48 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.02% -1.41% -9.76%
10th Percentile £26.65 £35.40 £31.56
90th Percentile £64.90 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.65 £36.48 £37.00
% change year-on-year -26.95% -1.41% -9.76%

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 16,452 16,450 17,257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.51% 16.51% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,620 10,980 11,128
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £622 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 402 399
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.42 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +2.21% -9.52%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.68 £47.50 £45.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.30 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.12% -3.53% -

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 -5 807 £512 +2.40% 118
UK excluding London -19 456 £473 +11.18% 74
London +9 432 £550 +9.45% 49
South East -27 111 £500 +11.11% 15
Midlands +47 81 £470 +1.62% 9
North of England -52 74 £475 +5.56% 22
South West +10 60 £425 -4.92% 11
East of England -17 44 £480 +6.67% 12
Scotland -6 43 £425 +0.59% 2
East Midlands +42 42 £510 -0.49% 4
West Midlands -7 39 £450 -1.37% 5
Yorkshire -8 37 £450 -5.26% 10
North West -46 32 £515 +18.28% 12
Northern Ireland +4 24 £412 -0.72%
Wales -6 20 £456 +21.52% 3
North East -7 5 £356 +14.00%

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 596 (65.71%) Java
2 412 (45.42%) Agile Software Development
3 344 (37.93%) Oracle
4 301 (33.19%) Tomcat
5 298 (32.86%) IBM
6 293 (32.30%) Continuous Integration
7 267 (29.44%) Amazon AWS
8 256 (28.22%) TDD
9 251 (27.67%) Puppet
10 245 (27.01%) WebLogic
11 217 (23.93%) Microsoft Azure
11 217 (23.93%) Opscode Chef
12 214 (23.59%) OO
13 213 (23.48%) Ansible
14 208 (22.93%) Linux
15 197 (21.72%) NoSQL
16 191 (21.06%) PostgreSQL
17 189 (20.84%) Jenkins
18 180 (19.85%) MySQL
18 180 (19.85%) SQL
18 180 (19.85%) Finance
19 173 (19.07%) Migration
20 171 (18.85%) Spring
21 169 (18.63%) OpenStack
22 165 (18.19%) NUnit
23 163 (17.97%) MSTest
24 161 (17.75%) J2EE
25 159 (17.53%) DevOps
26 157 (17.31%) Git (software)
27 153 (16.87%) JavaScript

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
1 301 (33.19%) Tomcat
2 245 (27.01%) WebLogic
3 169 (18.63%) OpenStack
4 118 (13.01%) WebSphere Application Server
5 93 (10.25%) IIS
6 90 (9.92%) Apache
7 77 (8.49%) JBoss
8 74 (8.16%) nginx
9 69 (7.61%) Jetty
10 65 (7.17%) Mongrel
11 34 (3.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 26 (2.87%) Confluence
13 20 (2.21%) Commerce Server
13 20 (2.21%) MQSeries
14 16 (1.76%) IBM HTTP Server
14 16 (1.76%) WildFly
15 14 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
16 13 (1.43%) GlassFish
17 12 (1.32%) CICS
17 12 (1.32%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (0.66%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.33%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 17 (1.87%) Magento
2 10 (1.10%) Maximo
3 5 (0.55%) HFM
4 4 (0.44%) Fredhopper
4 4 (0.44%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.33%) Actimize
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.33%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.11%) Shopify
7 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.11%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 267 (29.44%) Amazon AWS
2 217 (23.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (6.39%) GitHub
3 58 (6.39%) Google Cloud Platform
4 53 (5.84%) Google App Engine
5 51 (5.62%) Amazon EC2
6 28 (3.09%) OpenShift
7 25 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (1.54%) PaaS
9 13 (1.43%) Boomi
10 11 (1.21%) Apigee
10 11 (1.21%) Sumo Logic
11 9 (0.99%) npm
12 8 (0.88%) SaaS
13 6 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.44%) IaaS
15 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
15 2 (0.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 104 (11.47%) HTTP
2 77 (8.49%) TCP/IP
3 72 (7.94%) SSL
4 60 (6.62%) DNS
5 56 (6.17%) FTP
6 52 (5.73%) DHCP
7 51 (5.62%) IPsec
8 15 (1.65%) Firewall
9 12 (1.32%) VPN
10 10 (1.10%) MPLS
11 6 (0.66%) Internet
11 6 (0.66%) LAN
11 6 (0.66%) SAN
11 6 (0.66%) WAN
12 4 (0.44%) AMQP
12 4 (0.44%) Kerberos
13 3 (0.33%) Fibre Channel
13 3 (0.33%) NAS
13 3 (0.33%) NetScaler
13 3 (0.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (21.72%) NoSQL
2 191 (21.06%) PostgreSQL
3 180 (19.85%) MySQL
4 114 (12.57%) Relational Database
5 106 (11.69%) SQL Server
6 76 (8.38%) DB2
7 46 (5.07%) RDBMS
8 26 (2.87%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.43%) DB2 UDB
10 9 (0.99%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.77%) Big Data
11 7 (0.77%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
13 5 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.55%) IBM InfoSphere
13 5 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.44%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 189 (20.84%) Jenkins
2 165 (18.19%) NUnit
3 163 (17.97%) MSTest
4 157 (17.31%) Git (software)
5 82 (9.04%) Maven
6 71 (7.83%) JIRA
7 68 (7.50%) JUnit
8 67 (7.39%) Subversion
9 66 (7.28%) Travis CI
10 55 (6.06%) GitLab
11 46 (5.07%) Eclipse
12 43 (4.74%) Cucumber
13 37 (4.08%) Ant
14 36 (3.97%) TeamCity
15 29 (3.20%) Gradle
16 23 (2.54%) SoapUI
17 20 (2.21%) Jasmine
17 20 (2.21%) MSBuild
18 18 (1.98%) Grunt
18 18 (1.98%) Selenium
General
1 180 (19.85%) Finance
2 124 (13.67%) Banking
3 88 (9.70%) Retail
4 14 (1.54%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.43%) Marketing
6 10 (1.10%) Back Office
7 9 (0.99%) Law
7 9 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.88%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.66%) Aerospace
9 6 (0.66%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.44%) Advertising
11 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.33%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.33%) Wholesale Banking
12 2 (0.22%) Automotive
12 2 (0.22%) Legal
12 2 (0.22%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Front Office
13 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 429 (47.30%) Developer
2 313 (34.51%) Java Developer
3 119 (13.12%) Architect
4 70 (7.72%) DevOps Engineer
5 53 (5.84%) Senior Developer
6 50 (5.51%) Analyst
7 46 (5.07%) Senior Java Developer
7 46 (5.07%) Technical Architect
8 36 (3.97%) Consultant
9 33 (3.64%) AWS Developer
10 30 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
11 27 (2.98%) WebSphere Developer
12 26 (2.87%) Integration Architect
13 25 (2.76%) Infrastructure Architect
13 25 (2.76%) Project Manager
14 24 (2.65%) Java Architect
15 23 (2.54%) WebSphere Architect
16 21 (2.32%) Administrator
17 19 (2.09%) Java Engineer
17 19 (2.09%) Java Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (18.85%) Spring
2 161 (17.75%) J2EE
3 142 (15.66%) Middleware
4 131 (14.44%) WebSphere MQ
5 118 (13.01%) HTML
6 111 (12.24%) Web Services
7 102 (11.25%) CSS
8 101 (11.14%) .NET
9 94 (10.36%) Spring Boot
10 90 (9.92%) XML
11 86 (9.48%) IBM Integration Bus
12 85 (9.37%) Hibernate
13 83 (9.15%) SOAP
14 78 (8.60%) Servlets
15 65 (7.17%) REST
16 53 (5.84%) JMS
17 50 (5.51%) RabbitMQ
18 46 (5.07%) AngularJS
18 46 (5.07%) HTML5
18 46 (5.07%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.31%) DataPower
3 28 (3.09%) User Experience
4 24 (2.65%) Clustering
5 22 (2.43%) Derivative
6 21 (2.32%) Mainframe
7 19 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.76%) Client/Server
9 14 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (1.32%) Online Banking
11 11 (1.21%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.10%) Data Centre
12 10 (1.10%) iPad
12 10 (1.10%) Management Information System
13 9 (0.99%) Fixed Income
14 8 (0.88%) SWIFT
15 6 (0.66%) Virtual Team
16 5 (0.55%) IBM Mainframe
16 5 (0.55%) Private Cloud
16 5 (0.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 208 (22.93%) Linux
2 129 (14.22%) Unix
3 108 (11.91%) Windows
4 43 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (3.64%) Windows Server
6 32 (3.53%) Solaris
7 24 (2.65%) AIX
8 16 (1.76%) CentOS
9 15 (1.65%) Ubuntu
10 13 (1.43%) Debian
10 13 (1.43%) Fedora
10 13 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (1.32%) Android
12 11 (1.21%) zOS
13 10 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.66%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.33%) SUSE
16 3 (0.33%) VMS
17 2 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (45.42%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (32.30%) Continuous Integration
3 256 (28.22%) TDD
4 214 (23.59%) OO
5 173 (19.07%) Migration
6 159 (17.53%) DevOps
7 97 (10.69%) E-Commerce
8 96 (10.58%) Test Automation
9 83 (9.15%) Configuration Management
10 78 (8.60%) Microservices
11 76 (8.38%) Open Source
12 75 (8.27%) Scrum
13 62 (6.84%) BDD
14 58 (6.39%) MVC
15 54 (5.95%) Problem-Solving
16 46 (5.07%) SOA
17 43 (4.74%) Project Management
18 40 (4.41%) Performance Tuning
19 34 (3.75%) Deployment Automation
20 32 (3.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 596 (65.71%) Java
2 180 (19.85%) SQL
3 153 (16.87%) JavaScript
4 83 (9.15%) Python
5 75 (8.27%) Java 8
6 40 (4.41%) PowerShell
7 36 (3.97%) Shell Script
8 35 (3.86%) C#
9 34 (3.75%) Ruby
10 28 (3.09%) Groovy
11 26 (2.87%) C++
11 26 (2.87%) Perl
12 25 (2.76%) Bash Shell
12 25 (2.76%) PL/SQL
13 18 (1.98%) Go
14 14 (1.54%) C
14 14 (1.54%) PHP
15 11 (1.21%) COBOL
15 11 (1.21%) Jython
16 10 (1.10%) XPath
Qualifications
1 86 (9.48%) Security Cleared
2 73 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 47 (5.18%) Degree
4 19 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
7 6 (0.66%) ISEB
8 5 (0.55%) CCIE
8 5 (0.55%) CCNA
8 5 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.55%) OCPJP
8 5 (0.55%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.22%) CEH
9 2 (0.22%) CISSP
9 2 (0.22%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.22%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.22%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.22%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.22%) PMP
9 2 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.86%) QA
2 12 (1.32%) SLA
3 11 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.55%) GDPR
5 3 (0.33%) ISO 20022
5 3 (0.33%) PSD2
5 3 (0.33%) SEPA
6 1 (0.11%) COBIT
6 1 (0.11%) PMO
6 1 (0.11%) TARGET2
System Software
1 88 (9.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (7.28%) Docker
3 59 (6.50%) Xen
4 29 (3.20%) Active Directory
5 22 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (2.21%) vSphere
7 13 (1.43%) Hyper-V
7 13 (1.43%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.55%) Firmware
8 5 (0.55%) XenApp
8 5 (0.55%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.44%) NFS
9 4 (0.44%) XenServer
10 3 (0.33%) ACF2
10 3 (0.33%) RACF
10 3 (0.33%) SRDF
10 3 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.22%) Time Sharing Option
11 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 251 (27.67%) Puppet
2 217 (23.93%) Opscode Chef
3 213 (23.48%) Ansible
4 23 (2.54%) Terraform
5 22 (2.43%) Packer
6 20 (2.21%) Kibana
6 20 (2.21%) Nagios
7 19 (2.09%) Kubernetes
7 19 (2.09%) Marathon
7 19 (2.09%) Mesos
8 17 (1.87%) logstash
9 14 (1.54%) Salt
9 14 (1.54%) Tivoli
10 12 (1.32%) Graylog
11 9 (0.99%) Control-M
11 9 (0.99%) HP ALM
11 9 (0.99%) ITRS Geneos
11 9 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (0.77%) Docker Swarm
13 6 (0.66%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 344 (37.93%) Oracle
2 298 (32.86%) IBM
3 122 (13.45%) Microsoft
4 97 (10.69%) VMware
5 59 (6.50%) Google
6 53 (5.84%) Red Hat
7 28 (3.09%) Splunk
8 27 (2.98%) AppDynamics
9 26 (2.87%) TIBCO
10 23 (2.54%) New Relic
11 22 (2.43%) hybris
12 21 (2.32%) Dell
13 20 (2.21%) SAP
14 19 (2.09%) ATG
14 19 (2.09%) Sun
15 18 (1.98%) Dynatrace
16 17 (1.87%) HP
16 17 (1.87%) MuleSoft
17 16 (1.76%) Citrix
18 14 (1.54%) Cisco