Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 354 293 246
Rank change year-on-year -61 -47 -42
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 644 897 943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.89% 1.03%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.51% 5.47% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 584 585
UK median daily rate £488 £488 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.72% +9.94%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £325
90th Percentile £650 £599 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £432 £425
% change year-on-year +7.76% +1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £34.02 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.88% -14.95% +14.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £34.02 £40.00
% change year-on-year -23.57% -14.95% +15.11%

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 14,281 16,401 15,573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.71% 16.36% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,096 10,839 10,065
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 375 362
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.31 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% +1.61% -7.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.54 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.83 £48.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.76 £18.96
% change year-on-year -1.44% -6.36% -7.51%

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 24 June 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 24 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Top 17 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 24 June 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 -67 544 £500 +1.27% 31
UK excluding London -21 365 £465 +7.76% 15
London -73 247 £525 - 19
South East +35 83 £469 +4.17% 7
East of England +10 70 £463 -5.13%
Scotland +34 67 £450 +5.88% 3
North of England -36 66 £488 +9.86% 5
Yorkshire +10 36 £500 +11.11% 2
Midlands -22 26 £500 +17.65%
South West -28 25 £450 +5.26%
West Midlands -26 22 £500 +17.65%
Wales +19 19 £425 +3.03%
North West -22 18 £513 +17.82% 3
North East -2 12 £400 +2.56%
Northern Ireland -8 5 £460 +1.10%
East Midlands +11 4 £538 +65.38%
Channel Islands - 4 £525 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 379 (58.85%) Java
2 288 (44.72%) IBM
3 203 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
4 163 (25.31%) WebSphere Application Server
5 157 (24.38%) Finance
6 148 (22.98%) Linux
7 146 (22.67%) Tomcat
8 142 (22.05%) SQL
9 138 (21.43%) DevOps
10 136 (21.12%) Oracle
11 135 (20.96%) JavaScript
12 129 (20.03%) Jenkins
13 124 (19.25%) Amazon AWS
13 124 (19.25%) E-Commerce
13 124 (19.25%) Spring
14 122 (18.94%) Banking
14 122 (18.94%) J2EE
15 121 (18.79%) Web Services
16 108 (16.77%) Continuous Integration
17 103 (15.99%) XML
18 100 (15.53%) Problem-Solving
19 98 (15.22%) HTML
20 97 (15.06%) REST
21 91 (14.13%) Maven
22 88 (13.66%) WebLogic
22 88 (13.66%) Git (software)
23 86 (13.35%) Puppet
23 86 (13.35%) JBoss
23 86 (13.35%) WebSphere MQ
23 86 (13.35%) Retail

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
1 163 (25.31%) WebSphere Application Server
2 146 (22.67%) Tomcat
3 88 (13.66%) WebLogic
4 86 (13.35%) JBoss
5 63 (9.78%) nginx
6 62 (9.63%) Apache
7 49 (7.61%) IIS
8 40 (6.21%) Jetty
9 34 (5.28%) IBM HTTP Server
10 33 (5.12%) CMS
11 32 (4.97%) Mongrel
12 31 (4.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 25 (3.88%) Confluence
13 25 (3.88%) WebSphere Portal
14 23 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
15 22 (3.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 20 (3.11%) GlassFish
17 17 (2.64%) MQSeries
18 16 (2.48%) Apache Solr
19 14 (2.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (2.48%) Photoshop
2 11 (1.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (1.24%) Sketch
4 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 43 (6.68%) Magento
2 12 (1.86%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (1.40%) Fredhopper
4 7 (1.09%) Maximo
4 7 (1.09%) SAP Hybris
5 5 (0.78%) Shopify
6 3 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.31%) Actimize
7 2 (0.31%) JDE World
7 2 (0.31%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 124 (19.25%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (11.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (8.54%) Google Cloud Platform
4 34 (5.28%) Amazon EC2
5 32 (4.97%) Google App Engine
6 28 (4.35%) npm
7 25 (3.88%) PaaS
8 14 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (2.17%) GitHub
9 12 (1.86%) Serverless
10 11 (1.71%) OpenShift
11 8 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (1.09%) IaaS
12 7 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.78%) Algolia
13 5 (0.78%) Boomi
13 5 (0.78%) Route 53
13 5 (0.78%) SaaS
14 4 (0.62%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 71 (11.02%) HTTP
2 51 (7.92%) SSL
3 44 (6.83%) FTP
4 40 (6.21%) TCP/IP
5 38 (5.90%) DNS
6 33 (5.12%) DHCP
7 30 (4.66%) IPsec
8 10 (1.55%) Firewall
9 8 (1.24%) Kerberos
10 7 (1.09%) Internet
11 6 (0.93%) SAN
12 5 (0.78%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.62%) WebEx
14 3 (0.47%) VPN
15 2 (0.31%) DMZ
15 2 (0.31%) DSL
15 2 (0.31%) Intranet
15 2 (0.31%) SSH
16 1 (0.16%) DWDM
16 1 (0.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (11.02%) DB2
2 46 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 42 (6.52%) SQL Server
4 32 (4.97%) Oracle Database
5 30 (4.66%) NoSQL
6 19 (2.95%) MySQL
7 18 (2.80%) RDBMS
8 17 (2.64%) Oracle Database 11g
8 17 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (1.86%) Big Data
9 12 (1.86%) Informix
10 11 (1.71%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.09%) DbVisualizer
12 6 (0.93%) Jackrabbit
13 5 (0.78%) IBM InfoSphere
13 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.62%) Blockchain
14 4 (0.62%) InterSystems Cache
14 4 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 129 (20.03%) Jenkins
2 91 (14.13%) Maven
3 88 (13.66%) Git (software)
4 81 (12.58%) JIRA
5 78 (12.11%) JUnit
6 52 (8.07%) IBM UrbanCode
7 48 (7.45%) Subversion
8 41 (6.37%) TeamCity
9 39 (6.06%) Jasmine
10 37 (5.75%) Gradle
11 33 (5.12%) Ant
12 32 (4.97%) Travis CI
13 31 (4.81%) Cucumber
14 30 (4.66%) Eclipse
15 29 (4.50%) Selenium
16 28 (4.35%) Grunt
16 28 (4.35%) gulp
17 23 (3.57%) Bower
18 19 (2.95%) Bitbucket
18 19 (2.95%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 157 (24.38%) Finance
2 122 (18.94%) Banking
3 86 (13.35%) Retail
4 46 (7.14%) Games
5 16 (2.48%) Back Office
5 16 (2.48%) Investment Banking
6 6 (0.93%) Wholesale Banking
7 5 (0.78%) Marketing
7 5 (0.78%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.62%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.62%) Publishing
9 3 (0.47%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.31%) Front Office
10 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.31%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 185 (28.73%) Developer
2 88 (13.66%) Java Developer
3 74 (11.49%) DevOps Engineer
4 48 (7.45%) Analyst
5 47 (7.30%) Architect
6 37 (5.75%) Consultant
7 34 (5.28%) WebSphere Specialist
8 33 (5.12%) WebSphere Developer
9 31 (4.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 23 (3.57%) Project Manager
11 22 (3.42%) E-Commerce Manager
12 20 (3.11%) Applications Specialist
13 18 (2.80%) E-Commerce Project Manager
13 18 (2.80%) Middleware Engineer
13 18 (2.80%) Technical Leader
14 17 (2.64%) Integration Developer
14 17 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
15 16 (2.48%) WebSphere Consultant
16 15 (2.33%) Administrator
16 15 (2.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (19.25%) Spring
2 122 (18.94%) J2EE
3 121 (18.79%) Web Services
4 103 (15.99%) XML
5 98 (15.22%) HTML
6 97 (15.06%) REST
7 86 (13.35%) WebSphere MQ
8 84 (13.04%) Middleware
9 82 (12.73%) CSS
10 76 (11.80%) SOAP
11 66 (10.25%) Java EE
12 65 (10.09%) .NET
13 64 (9.94%) JDBC
14 62 (9.63%) JMS
15 57 (8.85%) Servlets
16 51 (7.92%) JSON
17 48 (7.45%) Hibernate
17 48 (7.45%) JSP
17 48 (7.45%) React
18 47 (7.30%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (6.06%) User Experience
3 35 (5.43%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (3.57%) Vector Graphics
5 20 (3.11%) Mobile App
6 19 (2.95%) DataPower
6 19 (2.95%) W3C
7 18 (2.80%) Clustering
7 18 (2.80%) Data Centre
8 14 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.71%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.55%) FMCG
10 10 (1.55%) Graphic Design
11 9 (1.40%) Mainframe
11 9 (1.40%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.24%) Fixed Income
13 6 (0.93%) Derivative
14 5 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
14 5 (0.78%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 148 (22.98%) Linux
2 83 (12.89%) Unix
3 64 (9.94%) Windows
4 35 (5.43%) AIX
5 29 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (3.57%) Solaris
7 22 (3.42%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.78%) HPUX
9 5 (0.78%) zOS
10 3 (0.47%) CentOS
10 3 (0.47%) SUSE
10 3 (0.47%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.31%) Android
11 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.31%) Debian
11 2 (0.31%) Fedora
11 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (21.43%) DevOps
3 124 (19.25%) E-Commerce
4 108 (16.77%) Continuous Integration
5 100 (15.53%) Problem-Solving
6 81 (12.58%) Configuration Management
7 78 (12.11%) TDD
8 76 (11.80%) Open Source
9 67 (10.40%) Microservices
10 54 (8.39%) Test Automation
11 45 (6.99%) Migration
11 45 (6.99%) Unit Testing
12 43 (6.68%) SOA
13 41 (6.37%) BDD
14 38 (5.90%) Scrum
15 37 (5.75%) OO
16 34 (5.28%) Front End Development
17 31 (4.81%) Project Management
18 30 (4.66%) Continuous Improvement
19 29 (4.50%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 379 (58.85%) Java
2 142 (22.05%) SQL
3 135 (20.96%) JavaScript
4 84 (13.04%) Shell Script
5 72 (11.18%) Python
6 45 (6.99%) Groovy
7 42 (6.52%) C#
8 31 (4.81%) Java 8
8 31 (4.81%) Ruby
9 30 (4.66%) C++
10 21 (3.26%) PHP
11 20 (3.11%) Bash Shell
11 20 (3.11%) PowerShell
12 19 (2.95%) Jython
13 17 (2.64%) XPath
14 15 (2.33%) Perl
15 7 (1.09%) C
15 7 (1.09%) VBA
16 6 (0.93%) Go
17 5 (0.78%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 22 (3.42%) Security Cleared
2 16 (2.48%) Degree
3 13 (2.02%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (0.93%) Sun Certification
6 5 (0.78%) ISEB
6 5 (0.78%) OCPJP
7 4 (0.62%) CISM
7 4 (0.62%) CISSP
7 4 (0.62%) DBS Check
7 4 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (0.47%) CCIE
8 3 (0.47%) CCNA
8 3 (0.47%) CISA
8 3 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.47%) CSSLP
9 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.97%) QA
2 4 (0.62%) SLA
3 3 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.47%) SEPA
4 2 (0.31%) GDPR
4 2 (0.31%) TARGET2
System Software
1 54 (8.39%) Docker
2 43 (6.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (5.43%) Virtual Machines
4 32 (4.97%) Xen
5 15 (2.33%) Active Directory
6 7 (1.09%) vSphere
7 5 (0.78%) NFS
8 4 (0.62%) Samba
8 4 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.47%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.31%) KVM
10 2 (0.31%) NDS
10 2 (0.31%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (0.31%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.16%) RACF
11 1 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 86 (13.35%) Puppet
2 77 (11.96%) Ansible
3 52 (8.07%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (6.06%) Kubernetes
5 27 (4.19%) Terraform
6 13 (2.02%) Tivoli
7 9 (1.40%) Control-M
8 8 (1.24%) Nagios
9 5 (0.78%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.62%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.47%) CA Wily
11 3 (0.47%) vRealize
11 3 (0.47%) yum
12 2 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.31%) Salt
12 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 288 (44.72%) IBM
2 136 (21.12%) Oracle
3 61 (9.47%) Microsoft
4 50 (7.76%) VMware
5 47 (7.30%) Google
6 32 (4.97%) hybris
7 26 (4.04%) Red Hat
8 24 (3.73%) SAP
9 18 (2.80%) Adobe
9 18 (2.80%) TIBCO
10 14 (2.17%) Sitecore
10 14 (2.17%) Splunk
11 13 (2.02%) AppDynamics
11 13 (2.02%) Atlassian
12 12 (1.86%) MuleSoft
12 12 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (1.55%) Facebook
13 10 (1.55%) Xerox
14 7 (1.09%) F5
14 7 (1.09%) Sun