Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 2021 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 430 435 316
Rank change year-on-year +5 -119 -33
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 209 312 787
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.47% 0.81%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.08% 3.25% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 162 527
Median daily rate £450 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -2.50% +2.04%
10th Percentile £305 £363 £375
90th Percentile £633 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 7
Median hourly rate £57.17 - £40.50
10th Percentile £46.22 - £26.65
90th Percentile £64.59 - £44.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.17 - £29.87

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 6,778 9,586 15,733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.04% 14.32% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,607 6,325 10,344
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £280 £255 £280
90th Percentile £650 £640 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +0.71% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 196 304
Median hourly rate £28.48 £19.47 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.28% +5.24% -0.34%
10th Percentile £13.51 £11.56 £12.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £53.38 £47.73
Median hourly rate £23.72 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +28.19% +8.82% -2.86%

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 3 March 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing WebSphere over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

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 3 March 2021. 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 +65 179 £459 -11.58% 29
UK excluding London +52 102 £450 -5.26% 20
London +35 88 £525 +7.14% 11
Work from Home -182 48 £411 - 2
East of England +68 26 £547 -0.55% 2
South East +69 25 £479 +12.63% 8
Midlands +55 16 £375 -43.40% 4
North of England +45 15 £394 -40.57% 3
North West +33 13 £394 -17.11% 3
Scotland -9 13 £425 -5.56%
East Midlands +31 7 £450 -33.33% 1
West Midlands +37 5 £550 -15.38% 2
Northern Ireland +9 3 £430 -0.23% 2
South West +77 2 £693 - 1
Wales +5 2 £575 +51.32%
Yorkshire +35 1 - -
North East +26 1 - -

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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.

1 115 (55.02%) Java
2 101 (48.33%) Oracle
3 77 (36.84%) SQL
4 73 (34.93%) IBM
5 69 (33.01%) Agile Software Development
6 67 (32.06%) Git (software)
7 66 (31.58%) Jenkins
8 57 (27.27%) Spring
8 57 (27.27%) Linux
9 50 (23.92%) XML
9 50 (23.92%) WebSphere Application Server
9 50 (23.92%) Continuous Integration
10 48 (22.97%) JavaScript
11 47 (22.49%) Tomcat
12 43 (20.57%) Web Services
12 43 (20.57%) J2EE
12 43 (20.57%) RESTful
13 42 (20.10%) JSON
14 41 (19.62%) AWS
14 41 (19.62%) HTTP
15 40 (19.14%) DB2
16 39 (18.66%) JUnit
16 39 (18.66%) Middleware
17 36 (17.22%) Red Hat
18 35 (16.75%) JBoss
18 35 (16.75%) Maven
18 35 (16.75%) Finance
19 34 (16.27%) E-Commerce
19 34 (16.27%) SOAP
20 32 (15.31%) Unit Testing

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 (23.92%) WebSphere Application Server
2 47 (22.49%) Tomcat
3 35 (16.75%) JBoss
4 29 (13.88%) Apache
5 27 (12.92%) WebLogic
6 15 (7.18%) Apache ServiceMix
7 13 (6.22%) IBM Domino
8 12 (5.74%) Confluence
8 12 (5.74%) Jetty
9 11 (5.26%) Red Hat Fuse
10 10 (4.78%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (4.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (4.31%) IBM HTTP Server
12 8 (3.83%) Cloud Foundry
12 8 (3.83%) IIS
12 8 (3.83%) nginx
13 6 (2.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 5 (2.39%) CMS
14 5 (2.39%) MQSeries
15 4 (1.91%) IBM Transformation Extender
Applications
1 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.48%) InVision
3 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.48%) Sketch
3 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.48%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 23 (11.00%) Maximo
2 21 (10.05%) Magento
3 5 (2.39%) Shopify
4 3 (1.44%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.96%) Fredhopper
5 2 (0.96%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 41 (19.62%) AWS
2 30 (14.35%) Azure
3 20 (9.57%) Boomi
4 19 (9.09%) GCP
5 15 (7.18%) GitHub
6 11 (5.26%) Apigee
7 7 (3.35%) PaaS
8 6 (2.87%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (2.87%) IaaS
8 6 (2.87%) Serverless
9 4 (1.91%) Microsoft 365
9 4 (1.91%) Route 53
9 4 (1.91%) SaaS
10 3 (1.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.96%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.96%) npm
11 2 (0.96%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.96%) SpeedCurve
Communications & Networking
1 41 (19.62%) HTTP
2 23 (11.00%) Firewall
3 19 (9.09%) WAN
4 16 (7.66%) LAN
4 16 (7.66%) SSL
5 14 (6.70%) VPN
6 12 (5.74%) DNS
6 12 (5.74%) Wireless
7 10 (4.78%) FTP
7 10 (4.78%) SAN
8 8 (3.83%) SSH
9 7 (3.35%) TCP/IP
10 5 (2.39%) DHCP
11 4 (1.91%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (1.91%) FCoE
11 4 (1.91%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (1.91%) iSCSI
11 4 (1.91%) Multicast
11 4 (1.91%) NAS
12 3 (1.44%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (19.14%) DB2
2 19 (9.09%) MySQL
2 19 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.83%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.87%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.39%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.39%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.91%) DbVisualizer
6 4 (1.91%) HBase
6 4 (1.91%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.44%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (1.44%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.96%) Redis
9 1 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.48%) Riak
Development Applications
1 67 (32.06%) Git (software)
2 66 (31.58%) Jenkins
3 39 (18.66%) JUnit
4 35 (16.75%) Maven
5 27 (12.92%) JIRA
6 22 (10.53%) JMeter
7 21 (10.05%) Cucumber
7 21 (10.05%) Mockito
8 18 (8.61%) Ant
9 17 (8.13%) Gradle
10 16 (7.66%) SonarQube
11 13 (6.22%) REST Assured
11 13 (6.22%) Selenium
12 11 (5.26%) Subversion
13 10 (4.78%) Postman
14 9 (4.31%) git-flow
15 7 (3.35%) Sonatype Nexus
16 6 (2.87%) Bitbucket
17 5 (2.39%) SoapUI
18 4 (1.91%) Jasmine
General
1 35 (16.75%) Finance
2 15 (7.18%) Banking
2 15 (7.18%) Public Sector
3 14 (6.70%) Retail
4 12 (5.74%) Games
5 5 (2.39%) Marketing
6 4 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.44%) Law
8 2 (0.96%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Legal
Job Titles
1 85 (40.67%) Developer
2 33 (15.79%) Architect
3 31 (14.83%) Java Developer
4 22 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
5 21 (10.05%) Maximo Developer
6 11 (5.26%) Administrator
7 8 (3.83%) Analyst
7 8 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (3.35%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (3.35%) Java Engineer
8 7 (3.35%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (3.35%) Test Engineer
8 7 (3.35%) WebSphere Developer
9 6 (2.87%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 6 (2.87%) Integration Architect
9 6 (2.87%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 6 (2.87%) Senior Developer
9 6 (2.87%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (2.39%) Consultant
10 5 (2.39%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (27.27%) Spring
2 50 (23.92%) XML
3 43 (20.57%) J2EE
3 43 (20.57%) RESTful
3 43 (20.57%) Web Services
4 42 (20.10%) JSON
5 39 (18.66%) Middleware
6 34 (16.27%) SOAP
7 30 (14.35%) WebSphere MQ
8 24 (11.48%) HTML
8 24 (11.48%) REST
9 23 (11.00%) CSS
10 21 (10.05%) Apache Camel
11 18 (8.61%) Spring Boot
12 17 (8.13%) Hibernate
13 15 (7.18%) Node.js
14 14 (6.70%) IBM Integration Bus
15 12 (5.74%) HTML5
15 12 (5.74%) Oracle Fusion
15 12 (5.74%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.00%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (6.70%) Mobile App
2 14 (6.70%) Mobile Payment
3 13 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.22%) Data Centre
4 12 (5.74%) Data Structures
4 12 (5.74%) User Experience
5 9 (4.31%) Clustering
5 9 (4.31%) DataPower
6 7 (3.35%) PKI
6 7 (3.35%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.39%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.39%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.91%) Credit Risk
9 4 (1.91%) Smart Meter
10 3 (1.44%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.44%) W3C
10 3 (1.44%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 57 (27.27%) Linux
2 30 (14.35%) Windows
3 29 (13.88%) Unix
4 19 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (4.31%) AIX
5 9 (4.31%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.87%) zOS
7 5 (2.39%) Solaris
8 4 (1.91%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (1.44%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (1.44%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.48%) CentOS
11 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (33.01%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (23.92%) Continuous Integration
3 34 (16.27%) E-Commerce
4 32 (15.31%) Microservices
4 32 (15.31%) Unit Testing
5 31 (14.83%) BDD
6 29 (13.88%) Migration
7 28 (13.40%) DevOps
8 27 (12.92%) SDLC
8 27 (12.92%) TDD
9 26 (12.44%) Scrum
10 24 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (11.00%) Software Engineering
12 22 (10.53%) Thought Leadership
13 20 (9.57%) Configuration Management
13 20 (9.57%) Test Automation
14 18 (8.61%) Load Balancing
14 18 (8.61%) TOGAF
15 17 (8.13%) Computer Science
15 17 (8.13%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 115 (55.02%) Java
2 77 (36.84%) SQL
3 48 (22.97%) JavaScript
4 29 (13.88%) PL/SQL
5 24 (11.48%) Python
6 23 (11.00%) Shell Script
7 13 (6.22%) Kotlin
8 11 (5.26%) Bash Shell
8 11 (5.26%) Java 8
9 10 (4.78%) PHP
10 7 (3.35%) Jython
11 6 (2.87%) TypeScript
12 5 (2.39%) Go
12 5 (2.39%) Perl
13 4 (1.91%) C#
13 4 (1.91%) XPath
14 2 (0.96%) AWK
14 2 (0.96%) Groovy
14 2 (0.96%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.48%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (11.00%) SC Cleared
1 23 (11.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.61%) Degree
3 8 (3.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (3.35%) RHCA
4 7 (3.35%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (0.96%) CISSP
5 2 (0.96%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.70%) QA
2 4 (1.91%) GDPR
3 3 (1.44%) COBIT
3 3 (1.44%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.96%) SEPA
System Software
1 24 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (8.61%) Docker
3 11 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (4.31%) vSphere
5 7 (3.35%) Active Directory
5 7 (3.35%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.87%) Xen
7 5 (2.39%) Postfix
7 5 (2.39%) qmail
8 4 (1.91%) KVM
8 4 (1.91%) NFS
8 4 (1.91%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (1.91%) SRDF
9 1 (0.48%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (11.00%) Ansible
2 20 (9.57%) Kubernetes
3 17 (8.13%) Terraform
4 13 (6.22%) Puppet
5 7 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.91%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.96%) Grafana
7 2 (0.96%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.96%) Istio
8 1 (0.48%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.48%) Consul
8 1 (0.48%) Nagios
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Statspack
8 1 (0.48%) Pingdom
8 1 (0.48%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.48%) SCOM
8 1 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 101 (48.33%) Oracle
2 73 (34.93%) IBM
3 36 (17.22%) Red Hat
4 30 (14.35%) MuleSoft
5 28 (13.40%) Microsoft
6 27 (12.92%) VMware
7 20 (9.57%) Talend
7 20 (9.57%) TIBCO
8 19 (9.09%) webMethods
9 17 (8.13%) Cisco
9 17 (8.13%) Dell
10 14 (6.70%) Xerox
11 13 (6.22%) Citrix
11 13 (6.22%) Google
12 11 (5.26%) Atlassian
12 11 (5.26%) Axway
12 11 (5.26%) SAP
13 10 (4.78%) Fiorano
13 10 (4.78%) Jitterbit
13 10 (4.78%) Juniper