Period
to 12 August 2020

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 12 August 2020 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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 344 361 296
Rank change year-on-year +17 -65 -43
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 190 621 934
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.68% 0.91%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.68% 4.40% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 326 646
Median daily rate £475 £488 £489
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% -0.26% +2.89%
10th Percentile £360 £375 £374
90th Percentile £633 £634 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £483 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +4.38% +8.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.88% -47.69% -7.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year - -46.46% -9.29%

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 5,160 14,107 17,167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.93% 15.53% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,198 8,927 11,223
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £633 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 321 404
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £20.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +3.83% +3.72%
10th Percentile £12.85 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.91 £53.75 £51.25
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.86 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.70% +4.28% +3.65%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WebSphere.

Daily rate trend for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WebSphere over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WebSphere.

Hourly rate trend for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Top 15 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 12 August 2020. 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 +25 149 £475 -2.56% 25
UK excluding London +26 119 £483 +4.38% 18
London +80 65 £450 -12.20% 12
South East +127 46 £524 +12.58% 5
Scotland +26 25 £525 +16.67% 5
North of England +91 24 £408 -16.41% 4
Work from Home -12 17 £525 -7.89% 2
North West +80 16 £360 -28.00% 2
Wales +29 11 £475 +11.76%
Yorkshire +70 8 £475 +1.33% 1
East of England +3 5 £500 +8.11% 2
Midlands +66 4 - - 2
East Midlands +61 4 - -
Northern Ireland +16 3 £451 -1.96%
South West +82 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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 91 (47.89%) IBM
2 69 (36.32%) Java
2 69 (36.32%) Oracle
2 69 (36.32%) Linux
3 65 (34.21%) SQL
4 50 (26.32%) JBoss
5 47 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (24.21%) Tomcat
6 46 (24.21%) WebSphere Application Server
6 46 (24.21%) Middleware
7 37 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (18.42%) Migration
9 34 (17.89%) WebSphere MQ
9 34 (17.89%) JIRA
10 32 (16.84%) Web Services
11 31 (16.32%) XML
11 31 (16.32%) Shell Script
11 31 (16.32%) DevOps
12 30 (15.79%) DB2
12 30 (15.79%) Spring
13 27 (14.21%) PL/SQL
14 26 (13.68%) J2EE
14 26 (13.68%) SOAP
15 25 (13.16%) Maximo
15 25 (13.16%) IBM Integration Bus
16 24 (12.63%) Jenkins
16 24 (12.63%) Finance
16 24 (12.63%) HTML
17 22 (11.58%) WebLogic
17 22 (11.58%) CSS

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 50 (26.32%) JBoss
2 46 (24.21%) Tomcat
2 46 (24.21%) WebSphere Application Server
3 22 (11.58%) WebLogic
4 18 (9.47%) Apache
5 12 (6.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (5.26%) Apache Geronimo
6 10 (5.26%) Apache TomEE
6 10 (5.26%) Confluence
6 10 (5.26%) Oracle Service Bus
6 10 (5.26%) WebLogic Portal
7 9 (4.74%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (4.74%) IBM HTTP Server
8 7 (3.68%) Apache ServiceMix
8 7 (3.68%) Red Hat Fuse
9 5 (2.63%) MQSeries
10 4 (2.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (2.11%) GlassFish
10 4 (2.11%) NetWeaver
11 3 (1.58%) JCAPS
Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (13.16%) Maximo
2 10 (5.26%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (2.63%) Magento
4 3 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (1.05%) SunGard Martini
6 1 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.53%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.47%) GitHub
2 14 (7.37%) AWS
3 13 (6.84%) Azure
4 9 (4.74%) Apigee
5 8 (4.21%) OpenShift
6 7 (3.68%) Boomi
6 7 (3.68%) Office 365
7 5 (2.63%) SaaS
8 4 (2.11%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 4 (2.11%) IaaS
8 4 (2.11%) PaaS
9 3 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.58%) GCP
10 2 (1.05%) Akamai
10 2 (1.05%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (1.05%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (1.05%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (1.05%) Amazon S3
10 2 (1.05%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.89%) SSL
2 12 (6.32%) HTTP
3 10 (5.26%) FTP
4 9 (4.74%) DNS
4 9 (4.74%) Firewall
5 7 (3.68%) DHCP
5 7 (3.68%) VPN
6 6 (3.16%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.11%) MPLS
7 4 (2.11%) PBX
7 4 (2.11%) Skype
7 4 (2.11%) VoIP
7 4 (2.11%) WAN
7 4 (2.11%) Wireless
8 3 (1.58%) HTTPS
8 3 (1.58%) VLAN
9 2 (1.05%) DSL
9 2 (1.05%) PuTTY
9 2 (1.05%) SAN
9 2 (1.05%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.79%) DB2
2 11 (5.79%) MySQL
3 10 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.74%) SQL Server
5 6 (3.16%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.63%) SAP HANA
7 4 (2.11%) Adabas
7 4 (2.11%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (2.11%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (1.05%) Endeca
8 2 (1.05%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.05%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.05%) Sybase IQ
9 1 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 34 (17.89%) JIRA
2 24 (12.63%) Jenkins
3 21 (11.05%) Subversion
4 19 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 19 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 15 (7.89%) Maven
6 12 (6.32%) Cucumber
6 12 (6.32%) JUnit
7 10 (5.26%) Selenium
8 9 (4.74%) Ant
8 9 (4.74%) Axure RP
9 7 (3.68%) Bitbucket
10 6 (3.16%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.63%) ClearQuest
11 5 (2.63%) JMeter
11 5 (2.63%) Postman
11 5 (2.63%) REST Assured
11 5 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (2.11%) Gradle
12 4 (2.11%) Mockito
General
1 24 (12.63%) Finance
2 19 (10.00%) Banking
3 16 (8.42%) Public Sector
4 10 (5.26%) Games
4 10 (5.26%) Retail
5 6 (3.16%) Back Office
6 4 (2.11%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.11%) Law
6 4 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.11%) Police
7 3 (1.58%) Marketing
8 2 (1.05%) Front Office
9 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 75 (39.47%) Developer
2 27 (14.21%) Java Developer
3 24 (12.63%) Consultant
4 19 (10.00%) Maximo Developer
5 18 (9.47%) Architect
6 16 (8.42%) Analyst
7 13 (6.84%) WebSphere Developer
8 10 (5.26%) Administrator
8 10 (5.26%) Middleware Consultant
9 9 (4.74%) WebSphere Specialist
10 8 (4.21%) Senior Developer
11 7 (3.68%) Oracle Consultant
11 7 (3.68%) Senior Java Developer
12 6 (3.16%) Applications Specialist
12 6 (3.16%) Oracle Middleware Consultant
12 6 (3.16%) Senior Consultant
12 6 (3.16%) Server Specialist
12 6 (3.16%) Technical Architect
12 6 (3.16%) WebSphere Server Specialist
13 5 (2.63%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (24.21%) Middleware
2 34 (17.89%) WebSphere MQ
3 32 (16.84%) Web Services
4 31 (16.32%) XML
5 30 (15.79%) Spring
6 26 (13.68%) J2EE
6 26 (13.68%) SOAP
7 25 (13.16%) IBM Integration Bus
8 24 (12.63%) HTML
9 22 (11.58%) CSS
10 17 (8.95%) JSON
10 17 (8.95%) Oracle Fusion
11 16 (8.42%) REST
12 15 (7.89%) JMS
12 15 (7.89%) RESTful
13 14 (7.37%) JSP
14 10 (5.26%) Ajax
14 10 (5.26%) WebCenter
15 9 (4.74%) Apache Camel
15 9 (4.74%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.26%) DataPower
2 9 (4.74%) Mainframe
3 8 (4.21%) Clustering
4 6 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.63%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.11%) PKI
7 3 (1.58%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.53%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.53%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.53%) Replication
9 1 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 69 (36.32%) Linux
2 21 (11.05%) Unix
2 21 (11.05%) Windows
3 16 (8.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (5.79%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.05%) SUSE
6 2 (1.05%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.53%) AIX
7 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (24.74%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (18.42%) Migration
4 31 (16.32%) DevOps
5 18 (9.47%) E-Commerce
6 17 (8.95%) High Availability
6 17 (8.95%) Unit Testing
7 15 (7.89%) MVC
7 15 (7.89%) Programme Management
7 15 (7.89%) Refactoring
8 14 (7.37%) Business Analysis
8 14 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (7.37%) SOA
9 13 (6.84%) Configuration Management
9 13 (6.84%) Open Source
9 13 (6.84%) Scrum
10 12 (6.32%) Analytics
11 10 (5.26%) Business Activity Monitoring
11 10 (5.26%) Time Management
11 10 (5.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 69 (36.32%) Java
2 65 (34.21%) SQL
3 31 (16.32%) Shell Script
4 27 (14.21%) PL/SQL
5 14 (7.37%) JavaScript
5 14 (7.37%) Python
6 12 (6.32%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.68%) Perl
8 6 (3.16%) C++
8 6 (3.16%) Groovy
9 5 (2.63%) Java 8
10 4 (2.11%) JCL
10 4 (2.11%) Natural
10 4 (2.11%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.05%) Korn
11 2 (1.05%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.53%) Go
12 1 (0.53%) Ruby
12 1 (0.53%) VBA
12 1 (0.53%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (11.58%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.74%) Degree
4 3 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.53%) CISSP
5 1 (0.53%) ISEB
5 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.53%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.53%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.95%) QA
2 5 (2.63%) COBIT
3 4 (2.11%) GDPR
3 4 (2.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.53%) NIST
System Software
1 18 (9.47%) Docker
2 10 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.05%) Samba
5 2 (1.05%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (1.05%) XenApp
6 1 (0.53%) NFS
6 1 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (7.89%) Kubernetes
2 10 (5.26%) Oracle Identity Management
3 8 (4.21%) Ansible
4 7 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.63%) Terraform
6 3 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.58%) Puppet
6 3 (1.58%) vMotion
7 2 (1.05%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.05%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.05%) Rancher
7 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.05%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.53%) Control-M
Vendors
1 91 (47.89%) IBM
2 69 (36.32%) Oracle
3 17 (8.95%) Red Hat
4 11 (5.79%) MuleSoft
5 10 (5.26%) Curam
6 8 (4.21%) Microsoft
6 8 (4.21%) TIBCO
7 7 (3.68%) Axway
7 7 (3.68%) Dell
7 7 (3.68%) Fiorano
7 7 (3.68%) Jitterbit
7 7 (3.68%) Talend
7 7 (3.68%) VMware
7 7 (3.68%) webMethods
8 6 (3.16%) Citrix
8 6 (3.16%) SAP
9 5 (2.63%) Software AG
10 4 (2.11%) Adobe
10 4 (2.11%) CA
10 4 (2.11%) Cisco