Period
to 20 July 2017

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 20 July 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.

IBM WebSphere
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 211 185
Rank change year-on-year -34 -26 -6
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 978 1412 1519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 1.28% 1.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.06% 7.19% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 827 819
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £337 £325 £300
90th Percentile £580 £624 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 14
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.60% +17.57%
10th Percentile £35.00 £16.25 £26.33
90th Percentile £40.00 £37.00 £58.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.23
% change year-on-year +7.14% -5.98% +13.66%

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 16128 19629 19940
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.94% 17.83% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10410 12832 12235
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £262 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 393 472 688
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £45.23 £41.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.20 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.92% +9.16% +8.82%

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 20 July 2017.

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 20 July 2017. 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 -41 869 £490 +8.89% 65
UK excluding London -28 556 £425 - 31
London -42 409 £500 +5.26% 38
South East -10 154 £500 +11.11% 7
North of England -32 127 £400 -5.88% 13
North West -26 62 £425 +6.25% 5
South West +6 60 £475 +5.56%
Midlands -43 58 £420 +0.24% 1
East of England -5 55 £403 -5.85% 6
Scotland -3 47 £425 +1.19% 4
Yorkshire -23 39 £420 -16.00% 8
Northern Ireland -13 36 £413 -
East Midlands -39 35 £400 -
North East +42 26 £385 +28.33%
Wales +10 19 £350 -23.29%
West Midlands -8 15 £456 +7.35% 1

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 647 (66.16%) Java
2 404 (41.31%) IBM
3 338 (34.56%) Oracle
4 337 (34.46%) Agile Software Development
5 268 (27.40%) Linux
6 253 (25.87%) XML
7 249 (25.46%) Web Services
8 246 (25.15%) SQL
8 246 (25.15%) J2EE
9 239 (24.44%) Finance
10 226 (23.11%) Spring
11 212 (21.68%) WebSphere Application Server
12 211 (21.57%) JBoss
13 201 (20.55%) JavaScript
14 199 (20.35%) Unix
15 194 (19.84%) WebLogic
16 189 (19.33%) Tomcat
17 184 (18.81%) Continuous Integration
18 179 (18.30%) Banking
19 170 (17.38%) SOAP
19 170 (17.38%) WebSphere MQ
20 165 (16.87%) Jenkins
21 163 (16.67%) DevOps
22 156 (15.95%) HTML
23 155 (15.85%) E-Commerce
23 155 (15.85%) TDD
24 139 (14.21%) Middleware
25 135 (13.80%) OO
26 132 (13.50%) Amazon AWS
27 124 (12.68%) JSP

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
1 212 (21.68%) WebSphere Application Server
2 211 (21.57%) JBoss
3 194 (19.84%) WebLogic
4 189 (19.33%) Tomcat
5 115 (11.76%) Apache
6 83 (8.49%) IIS
7 54 (5.52%) OpenStack
8 50 (5.11%) WebSphere Portal
9 37 (3.78%) nginx
10 36 (3.68%) CMS
11 34 (3.48%) BizTalk Server
11 34 (3.48%) WebSphere Process Server
12 30 (3.07%) Jetty
13 29 (2.97%) Confluence
14 27 (2.76%) IBM HTTP Server
14 27 (2.76%) Mongrel
15 25 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 23 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
17 20 (2.04%) GlassFish
18 19 (1.94%) Mule
Applications
1 8 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (2.04%) Magento
2 15 (1.53%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 12 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
4 11 (1.12%) Maximo
5 6 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.61%) Fredhopper
6 5 (0.51%) Actimize
6 5 (0.51%) Pega PRPC
6 5 (0.51%) SAP HCM
7 4 (0.41%) Murex MxG2000
7 4 (0.41%) Unica
8 3 (0.31%) Staffware
9 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.20%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.10%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 1 (0.10%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 132 (13.50%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (3.89%) GitHub
4 29 (2.97%) Google Cloud Platform
5 27 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
5 27 (2.76%) Google App Engine
6 25 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (1.94%) PaaS
8 16 (1.64%) OpenShift
9 14 (1.43%) IaaS
10 11 (1.12%) IBM Cloud
11 9 (0.92%) Bluemix
12 8 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (0.82%) Boomi
13 5 (0.51%) Akamai
13 5 (0.51%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.51%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (9.92%) HTTP
2 78 (7.98%) SSL
3 44 (4.50%) DNS
3 44 (4.50%) TCP/IP
4 33 (3.37%) Internet
5 32 (3.27%) FTP
6 27 (2.76%) IPsec
6 27 (2.76%) SAN
7 26 (2.66%) DHCP
7 26 (2.66%) Firewall
8 22 (2.25%) LDAP
9 14 (1.43%) HTTPS
9 14 (1.43%) Network Security
10 11 (1.12%) WAN
11 8 (0.82%) X.21
12 7 (0.72%) LAN
13 6 (0.61%) AMQP
13 6 (0.61%) Kerberos
13 6 (0.61%) VPN
14 5 (0.51%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (12.37%) SQL Server
2 109 (11.15%) DB2
3 81 (8.28%) MySQL
4 63 (6.44%) NoSQL
4 63 (6.44%) Relational Database
5 46 (4.70%) Oracle Database
6 45 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
7 33 (3.37%) MongoDB
8 30 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (2.15%) Hadoop
9 21 (2.15%) RDBMS
10 20 (2.04%) Endeca
11 18 (1.84%) Big Data
11 18 (1.84%) DbVisualizer
12 10 (1.02%) Apache Hive
13 8 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 8 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.72%) DataStax
15 6 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 165 (16.87%) Jenkins
2 94 (9.61%) Git (software)
3 90 (9.20%) Maven
4 86 (8.79%) JUnit
5 79 (8.08%) JIRA
6 64 (6.54%) Cucumber
7 59 (6.03%) Subversion
8 57 (5.83%) Ant
9 56 (5.73%) Mockito
10 52 (5.32%) Eclipse
11 44 (4.50%) Selenium
12 37 (3.78%) NUnit
13 36 (3.68%) MSTest
14 27 (2.76%) Travis CI
15 25 (2.56%) Bitbucket
16 23 (2.35%) SoapUI
17 20 (2.04%) Gradle
18 19 (1.94%) WebDriver
19 15 (1.53%) Visual Studio
20 13 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 239 (24.44%) Finance
2 179 (18.30%) Banking
3 106 (10.84%) Retail
4 21 (2.15%) Games
5 14 (1.43%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.33%) Front Office
7 12 (1.23%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.12%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.12%) Marketing
9 7 (0.72%) Law
9 7 (0.72%) Publishing
10 5 (0.51%) Advertising
10 5 (0.51%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.51%) Back Office
11 4 (0.41%) Automotive
11 4 (0.41%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.31%) Billing
12 3 (0.31%) Electronics
12 3 (0.31%) Legal
13 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 411 (42.02%) Developer
2 269 (27.51%) Java Developer
3 135 (13.80%) Architect
4 83 (8.49%) Senior Developer
5 68 (6.95%) WebSphere Developer
6 60 (6.13%) Consultant
7 59 (6.03%) Senior Java Developer
8 48 (4.91%) DevOps Engineer
9 47 (4.81%) Full Stack Developer
10 46 (4.70%) Analyst
11 38 (3.89%) Solutions Architect
12 36 (3.68%) Integration Developer
13 32 (3.27%) Administrator
14 30 (3.07%) Applications Support
14 30 (3.07%) Project Manager
15 27 (2.76%) SQL Developer
16 24 (2.45%) Technical Architect
17 22 (2.25%) Integration Architect
17 22 (2.25%) WebSphere Architect
17 22 (2.25%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (25.87%) XML
2 249 (25.46%) Web Services
3 246 (25.15%) J2EE
4 226 (23.11%) Spring
5 170 (17.38%) SOAP
5 170 (17.38%) WebSphere MQ
6 156 (15.95%) HTML
7 139 (14.21%) Middleware
8 124 (12.68%) JSP
9 122 (12.47%) CSS
9 122 (12.47%) Java EE
10 118 (12.07%) IBM Integration Bus
11 110 (11.25%) REST
12 106 (10.84%) .NET
13 105 (10.74%) Hibernate
13 105 (10.74%) RESTful
14 97 (9.92%) Servlets
15 87 (8.90%) XSLT
16 83 (8.49%) JMS
16 83 (8.49%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 86 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (5.93%) DataPower
3 41 (4.19%) Computer Science
4 36 (3.68%) Virtual Team
5 25 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 23 (2.35%) iPad
7 20 (2.04%) Private Cloud
8 18 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.64%) SWIFT
10 15 (1.53%) Mobile App
11 14 (1.43%) Clustering
11 14 (1.43%) iSeries
12 13 (1.33%) PKI
13 12 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (1.12%) AS400
14 11 (1.12%) Management Information System
15 10 (1.02%) Mainframe
16 9 (0.92%) Client/Server
16 9 (0.92%) User Experience
17 8 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 268 (27.40%) Linux
2 199 (20.35%) Unix
3 96 (9.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 76 (7.77%) Windows
5 71 (7.26%) AIX
6 51 (5.21%) Solaris
7 27 (2.76%) Windows Server
8 17 (1.74%) CentOS
9 13 (1.33%) HPUX
9 13 (1.33%) zOS
10 10 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.82%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.72%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.61%) Android
14 5 (0.51%) SUSE
15 4 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.31%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (34.46%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (18.81%) Continuous Integration
3 163 (16.67%) DevOps
4 155 (15.85%) E-Commerce
4 155 (15.85%) TDD
5 135 (13.80%) OO
6 104 (10.63%) Scrum
7 94 (9.61%) Open Source
8 75 (7.67%) SOA
9 72 (7.36%) MVC
10 70 (7.16%) Configuration Management
11 66 (6.75%) ITIL
12 64 (6.54%) Migration
13 61 (6.24%) Unit Testing
14 58 (5.93%) Test Automation
15 51 (5.21%) High Availability
16 49 (5.01%) UML
17 44 (4.50%) BDD
18 43 (4.40%) Content Management
18 43 (4.40%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 647 (66.16%) Java
2 246 (25.15%) SQL
3 201 (20.55%) JavaScript
4 93 (9.51%) Shell Script
5 46 (4.70%) Perl
5 46 (4.70%) Python
6 37 (3.78%) PowerShell
7 36 (3.68%) C#
8 34 (3.48%) C++
9 29 (2.97%) Bash Shell
10 25 (2.56%) XPath
11 21 (2.15%) C
12 19 (1.94%) Korn
13 17 (1.74%) PL/SQL
14 16 (1.64%) TypeScript
15 15 (1.53%) Ruby
16 11 (1.12%) Jython
17 10 (1.02%) VB
18 8 (0.82%) PHP
18 8 (0.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 67 (6.85%) Security Cleared
2 62 (6.34%) Degree
3 54 (5.52%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.33%) CISSP
6 7 (0.72%) CISA
6 7 (0.72%) CISM
6 7 (0.72%) IBM Certification
7 6 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.61%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (0.61%) Sun Certification
8 5 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.51%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.41%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.41%) CCIE
9 4 (0.41%) CCIE Security
9 4 (0.41%) RHCE
9 4 (0.41%) RHCSA
10 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.48%) QA
2 17 (1.74%) SLA
3 14 (1.43%) HL7
4 12 (1.23%) MiFID
5 8 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.72%) SEPA
7 6 (0.61%) FedRAMP
8 3 (0.31%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.20%) FATCA
10 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (3.07%) Docker
3 28 (2.86%) Xen
4 20 (2.04%) Active Directory
5 14 (1.43%) Apache Flume
6 13 (1.33%) Oracle Clusterware
7 11 (1.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 7 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.51%) HDFS
9 5 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.31%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.31%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 2 (0.20%) KVM
11 2 (0.20%) NFS
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.20%) PowerHA
11 2 (0.20%) SRDF
11 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.10%) RACF
12 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 120 (12.27%) Puppet
2 90 (9.20%) Opscode Chef
3 86 (8.79%) Ansible
4 25 (2.56%) Tivoli
5 17 (1.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 11 (1.12%) logstash
7 9 (0.92%) Kibana
7 9 (0.92%) Mesos
7 9 (0.92%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 8 (0.82%) Terraform
9 6 (0.61%) CA Wily
9 6 (0.61%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.61%) Marathon
9 6 (0.61%) Netcool
9 6 (0.61%) Pingdom
9 6 (0.61%) SCCM
10 5 (0.51%) Nagios
11 4 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 404 (41.31%) IBM
2 338 (34.56%) Oracle
3 107 (10.94%) Microsoft
4 81 (8.28%) Red Hat
5 63 (6.44%) VMware
6 50 (5.11%) ATG
7 48 (4.91%) hybris
8 38 (3.89%) Google
9 31 (3.17%) Adobe
10 21 (2.15%) SAP
11 20 (2.04%) HP
11 20 (2.04%) Informatica
12 19 (1.94%) TIBCO
13 18 (1.84%) Siebel
14 17 (1.74%) CA
15 16 (1.64%) Pega
16 15 (1.53%) Fiorano
16 15 (1.53%) MuleSoft
16 15 (1.53%) Sybase
17 14 (1.43%) InterSystems
Staffordshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Initial 6 months - likely extended
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CACI Network Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CACI Network Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £475 - £530 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £575 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 16 days ago
City, London
EPAM Systems
Rate: From £450 to £460 per day or £90k perm
Posted: 12 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: to 450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago