Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 2018 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 320 271 216
Rank change year-on-year -49 -55 -30
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 856 946 1,327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.95% 1.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.96% 5.68% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 593 806
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% -
10th Percentile £363 £338 £325
90th Percentile £612 £588 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £438
% change year-on-year +2.41% -5.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 15
UK median hourly rate £33.08 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.79% +4.17% -10.00%
10th Percentile £29.81 £35.00 £30.98
90th Percentile £79.40 £41.88 £38.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% -5.26%

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 17,248 16,645 19,756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.72% 16.78% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,225 10,860 12,943
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £254
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 409 519
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.98
90th Percentile £50.95 £48.75 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.89
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.26% +9.95%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018. 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 -41 734 £500 +0.50% 87
UK excluding London -54 454 £425 +2.41% 67
London -8 385 £525 +5.00% 35
South East -67 85 £450 - 11
North of England -56 84 £438 +9.38% 15
South West +18 75 £425 -9.57% 3
Midlands +14 68 £403 -10.50% 11
Scotland -10 54 £425 +6.25% 13
North West -27 44 £425 - 5
West Midlands -6 39 £403 +0.63% 5
East of England -12 36 £500 +17.65% 12
Yorkshire -22 33 £444 +0.85% 9
Northern Ireland +12 30 £432 +4.67% 1
East Midlands +12 29 £405 -20.93% 6
Wales -12 23 £456 +30.20% 1
North East -9 7 £500 +29.03% 1

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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.

1 548 (64.02%) Java
2 371 (43.34%) Agile Software Development
3 310 (36.21%) Oracle
4 259 (30.26%) IBM
5 232 (27.10%) Tomcat
6 226 (26.40%) Continuous Integration
7 218 (25.47%) TDD
8 217 (25.35%) WebLogic
9 203 (23.71%) Amazon AWS
10 201 (23.48%) Finance
11 198 (23.13%) SQL
12 188 (21.96%) Spring
13 182 (21.26%) Puppet
13 182 (21.26%) NoSQL
14 181 (21.14%) Opscode Chef
15 180 (21.03%) Ansible
16 178 (20.79%) Linux
17 177 (20.68%) Microsoft Azure
18 176 (20.56%) OO
19 166 (19.39%) Git (software)
20 162 (18.93%) Jenkins
21 151 (17.64%) Unix
21 151 (17.64%) JavaScript
21 151 (17.64%) J2EE
21 151 (17.64%) WebSphere MQ
22 141 (16.47%) Web Services
23 139 (16.24%) MySQL
24 136 (15.89%) Middleware
24 136 (15.89%) PostgreSQL
25 135 (15.77%) WebSphere Application Server

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
1 232 (27.10%) Tomcat
2 217 (25.35%) WebLogic
3 135 (15.77%) WebSphere Application Server
4 124 (14.49%) OpenStack
5 91 (10.63%) JBoss
6 82 (9.58%) Apache
7 60 (7.01%) IIS
8 49 (5.72%) Jetty
9 43 (5.02%) nginx
10 37 (4.32%) Mongrel
11 29 (3.39%) Confluence
12 26 (3.04%) Commerce Server
13 20 (2.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 19 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
15 18 (2.10%) WebSphere Portal
16 17 (1.99%) MQSeries
17 15 (1.75%) IBM HTTP Server
18 12 (1.40%) CMS
19 11 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
20 10 (1.17%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 11 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (1.29%) MS Visio
2 9 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.12%) HipChat
5 1 (0.12%) Notepad++
5 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.40%) Magento
2 10 (1.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 8 (0.93%) Temenos T24
4 6 (0.70%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.47%) Fredhopper
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (0.47%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 3 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.23%) ENOVIA
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.23%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.12%) Actimize
8 1 (0.12%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 203 (23.71%) Amazon AWS
2 177 (20.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (6.19%) GitHub
4 29 (3.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 25 (2.92%) Google App Engine
6 22 (2.57%) Amazon EC2
6 22 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (1.64%) Sumo Logic
9 13 (1.52%) PaaS
10 9 (1.05%) Boomi
11 8 (0.93%) SaaS
12 5 (0.58%) IaaS
12 5 (0.58%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.58%) Rackspace Cloud
13 4 (0.47%) npm
14 3 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
15 2 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 85 (9.93%) HTTP
2 46 (5.37%) SSL
3 43 (5.02%) TCP/IP
4 34 (3.97%) DNS
5 27 (3.15%) FTP
6 21 (2.45%) DHCP
6 21 (2.45%) IPsec
7 17 (1.99%) Firewall
8 10 (1.17%) AMQP
8 10 (1.17%) SAN
9 9 (1.05%) LAN
9 9 (1.05%) VPN
9 9 (1.05%) WAN
10 7 (0.82%) MPLS
11 6 (0.70%) Network Security
12 5 (0.58%) SMS
13 4 (0.47%) BIG-IP
13 4 (0.47%) Internet
13 4 (0.47%) NAS
14 2 (0.23%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (21.26%) NoSQL
2 139 (16.24%) MySQL
3 136 (15.89%) PostgreSQL
4 111 (12.97%) Relational Database
5 107 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 79 (9.23%) DB2
7 60 (7.01%) RDBMS
8 39 (4.56%) Oracle Database
9 24 (2.80%) MongoDB
10 16 (1.87%) Hadoop
11 11 (1.29%) Couchbase
11 11 (1.29%) DB2 UDB
11 11 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (1.17%) Redis
12 10 (1.17%) Riak
13 9 (1.05%) Endeca
14 8 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
14 8 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 166 (19.39%) Git (software)
2 162 (18.93%) Jenkins
3 133 (15.54%) NUnit
4 121 (14.14%) MSTest
5 93 (10.86%) Maven
6 64 (7.48%) JUnit
7 57 (6.66%) JIRA
8 50 (5.84%) Eclipse
9 47 (5.49%) GitLab
10 45 (5.26%) Subversion
11 43 (5.02%) TeamCity
12 42 (4.91%) Ant
13 38 (4.44%) Cucumber
14 33 (3.86%) Travis CI
15 32 (3.74%) Gradle
16 28 (3.27%) Artifactory
17 26 (3.04%) Vagrant
18 23 (2.69%) SoapUI
19 20 (2.34%) Selenium
20 16 (1.87%) Bitbucket
General
1 201 (23.48%) Finance
2 121 (14.14%) Banking
3 92 (10.75%) Retail
4 11 (1.29%) Advertising
5 9 (1.05%) Financial Institution
5 9 (1.05%) Marketing
6 7 (0.82%) Investment Banking
6 7 (0.82%) Retail Banking
7 6 (0.70%) Legal
8 4 (0.47%) Automotive
8 4 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.23%) Back Office
9 2 (0.23%) Games
9 2 (0.23%) Law
9 2 (0.23%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.12%) French Language
10 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.12%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 470 (54.91%) Developer
2 333 (38.90%) Java Developer
3 74 (8.64%) Architect
4 71 (8.29%) Senior Developer
5 54 (6.31%) WebSphere Developer
6 53 (6.19%) Senior Java Developer
7 52 (6.07%) Analyst
8 47 (5.49%) DevOps Engineer
9 30 (3.50%) Administrator
10 25 (2.92%) Digital Developer
10 25 (2.92%) Digital Transformation
10 25 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
11 23 (2.69%) Project Manager
12 22 (2.57%) Integration Developer
12 22 (2.57%) Support Analyst
13 19 (2.22%) Consultant
14 17 (1.99%) Applications Support
14 17 (1.99%) Infrastructure Architect
14 17 (1.99%) Technical Architect
15 16 (1.87%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (21.96%) Spring
2 151 (17.64%) J2EE
2 151 (17.64%) WebSphere MQ
3 141 (16.47%) Web Services
4 136 (15.89%) Middleware
5 122 (14.25%) IBM Integration Bus
6 103 (12.03%) XML
7 98 (11.45%) HTML
8 94 (10.98%) Hibernate
9 90 (10.51%) CSS
10 87 (10.16%) Spring Boot
11 82 (9.58%) SOAP
12 79 (9.23%) REST
13 70 (8.18%) JMS
14 65 (7.59%) .NET
15 55 (6.43%) HTML5
15 55 (6.43%) Servlets
16 51 (5.96%) Kafka
17 50 (5.84%) Java EE
18 45 (5.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.56%) Enterprise Software
3 30 (3.50%) DataPower
4 29 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 23 (2.69%) Mainframe
6 20 (2.34%) Clustering
7 19 (2.22%) User Experience
8 16 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (1.87%) SWIFT
9 12 (1.40%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.40%) Replication
10 11 (1.29%) Derivative
11 10 (1.17%) iPad
12 9 (1.05%) Data Centre
13 7 (0.82%) Fixed Income
14 6 (0.70%) IBM Mainframe
14 6 (0.70%) Private Cloud
15 5 (0.58%) Self-Motivation
16 4 (0.47%) Fintech
16 4 (0.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 178 (20.79%) Linux
2 151 (17.64%) Unix
3 102 (11.92%) Windows
4 36 (4.21%) AIX
5 33 (3.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (3.15%) Solaris
7 24 (2.80%) Windows Server
8 18 (2.10%) zOS
9 16 (1.87%) CentOS
9 16 (1.87%) Debian
9 16 (1.87%) Ubuntu
10 15 (1.75%) Fedora
11 9 (1.05%) VMS
12 8 (0.93%) Android
13 6 (0.70%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.70%) OpenVMS
13 6 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.47%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (43.34%) Agile Software Development
2 226 (26.40%) Continuous Integration
3 218 (25.47%) TDD
4 176 (20.56%) OO
5 111 (12.97%) Migration
6 100 (11.68%) E-Commerce
7 99 (11.57%) DevOps
8 73 (8.53%) Test Automation
9 69 (8.06%) Microservices
10 62 (7.24%) MVC
11 61 (7.13%) Scrum
12 55 (6.43%) BDD
13 52 (6.07%) Configuration Management
14 40 (4.67%) Problem-Solving
15 38 (4.44%) ITIL
15 38 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
16 37 (4.32%) SDLC
16 37 (4.32%) Software Engineering
17 36 (4.21%) SOA
18 34 (3.97%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 548 (64.02%) Java
2 198 (23.13%) SQL
3 151 (17.64%) JavaScript
4 89 (10.40%) Python
5 84 (9.81%) Java 8
6 40 (4.67%) PL/SQL
7 37 (4.32%) C#
8 36 (4.21%) Bash Shell
8 36 (4.21%) Ruby
9 35 (4.09%) Perl
10 32 (3.74%) Shell Script
11 29 (3.39%) C++
11 29 (3.39%) PowerShell
12 22 (2.57%) C
13 19 (2.22%) Groovy
13 19 (2.22%) Scala
14 18 (2.10%) Go
15 15 (1.75%) PHP
16 11 (1.29%) REXX
17 8 (0.93%) Korn
Qualifications
1 71 (8.29%) Security Cleared
2 53 (6.19%) SC Cleared
3 46 (5.37%) Degree
4 21 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.47%) OCPJP
5 4 (0.47%) Sun Certification
6 3 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (0.23%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.23%) ISEB
7 2 (0.23%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.23%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.23%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.23%) PMP
7 2 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.12%) CISSP
8 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.12%) RHCE
8 1 (0.12%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.62%) QA
2 10 (1.17%) SLA
3 6 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.70%) ISO 20022
4 5 (0.58%) GDPR
4 5 (0.58%) SEPA
5 4 (0.47%) PSD2
6 3 (0.35%) PMO
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) TARGET2
System Software
1 76 (8.88%) Docker
2 54 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (3.74%) Active Directory
4 31 (3.62%) Xen
5 17 (1.99%) VirtualBox
6 14 (1.64%) Hyper-V
7 11 (1.29%) RACF
8 9 (1.05%) vSphere
9 6 (0.70%) NFS
9 6 (0.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 6 (0.70%) XenApp
9 6 (0.70%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.58%) Firmware
11 4 (0.47%) ACF2
11 4 (0.47%) KVM
11 4 (0.47%) OpenAM
11 4 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.35%) SRDF
12 3 (0.35%) Time Sharing Option
12 3 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 182 (21.26%) Puppet
2 181 (21.14%) Opscode Chef
3 180 (21.03%) Ansible
4 32 (3.74%) Marathon
4 32 (3.74%) Mesos
5 22 (2.57%) Terraform
6 21 (2.45%) Packer
7 17 (1.99%) Salt
8 16 (1.87%) Kibana
9 15 (1.75%) Graylog
9 15 (1.75%) Nagios
9 15 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
9 15 (1.75%) Tivoli
10 14 (1.64%) Kubernetes
10 14 (1.64%) logstash
11 12 (1.40%) CA Single Sign-On
11 12 (1.40%) Cobbler
12 10 (1.17%) OMEGAMON
13 9 (1.05%) Control-M
14 7 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 310 (36.21%) Oracle
2 259 (30.26%) IBM
3 101 (11.80%) Microsoft
4 64 (7.48%) VMware
5 50 (5.84%) Red Hat
6 33 (3.86%) Google
7 29 (3.39%) TIBCO
8 24 (2.80%) CA
8 24 (2.80%) hybris
9 23 (2.69%) MuleSoft
10 22 (2.57%) ATG
11 19 (2.22%) Splunk
12 17 (1.99%) AppDynamics
13 16 (1.87%) Informatica
14 15 (1.75%) Citrix
14 15 (1.75%) New Relic
15 13 (1.52%) Axway
15 13 (1.52%) Demandware
15 13 (1.52%) Perforce
16 12 (1.40%) Dell