Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 301 284 217
Rank change year-on-year -17 -67 -25
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 886 951 1,314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.93% 1.24%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.14% 5.59% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 604 786
UK median daily rate £500 £466 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.24% +3.61% -
10th Percentile £375 £350 £328
90th Percentile £625 £588 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% -0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 11
UK median hourly rate £33.08 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.79% +4.17% -11.66%
10th Percentile £29.81 £35.00 £31.33
90th Percentile £79.40 £44.38 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% -10.56%

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 17,245 17,023 19,597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.84% 16.67% 18.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,202 11,179 12,724
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 431 489
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.00 £12.23
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.52% +8.05%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -17 761 £500 +0.50% 100
UK excluding London -37 456 £425 +1.19% 79
London -2 412 £525 +4.48% 33
South East -62 97 £500 +15.94% 17
North of England -63 77 £450 +6.51% 16
South West +3 68 £425 -9.57% 1
Midlands +18 65 £450 -4.26% 18
Scotland 0 54 £425 +1.19% 11
East of England -12 41 £488 +8.33% 15
North West -53 37 £430 -1.15% 11
East Midlands +31 34 £510 -0.49% 7
Northern Ireland +14 32 £425 +3.03%
Yorkshire +1 32 £444 +0.28% 5
West Midlands -9 31 £445 +4.71% 11
Wales -9 23 £456 +21.52% 1
North East -13 8 £468 +16.88%

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 574 (64.79%) Java
2 409 (46.16%) Agile Software Development
3 352 (39.73%) Oracle
4 279 (31.49%) Tomcat
5 271 (30.59%) Continuous Integration
6 258 (29.12%) TDD
7 251 (28.33%) Amazon AWS
8 246 (27.77%) IBM
9 243 (27.43%) WebLogic
10 235 (26.52%) Puppet
11 222 (25.06%) NoSQL
12 220 (24.83%) Microsoft Azure
12 220 (24.83%) Opscode Chef
13 218 (24.60%) OO
14 215 (24.27%) Ansible
15 190 (21.44%) Finance
16 183 (20.65%) MySQL
17 181 (20.43%) SQL
18 178 (20.09%) Spring
19 177 (19.98%) PostgreSQL
20 174 (19.64%) Linux
21 172 (19.41%) Jenkins
22 171 (19.30%) NUnit
23 168 (18.96%) OpenStack
24 163 (18.40%) MSTest
25 150 (16.93%) Git (software)
26 145 (16.37%) JavaScript
27 143 (16.14%) J2EE
27 143 (16.14%) Migration
28 139 (15.69%) Middleware

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
1 279 (31.49%) Tomcat
2 243 (27.43%) WebLogic
3 168 (18.96%) OpenStack
4 121 (13.66%) WebSphere Application Server
5 79 (8.92%) Apache
6 77 (8.69%) JBoss
7 71 (8.01%) IIS
8 56 (6.32%) Jetty
9 50 (5.64%) nginx
10 45 (5.08%) Mongrel
11 23 (2.60%) Confluence
12 22 (2.48%) Commerce Server
13 20 (2.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 18 (2.03%) MQSeries
15 17 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
16 14 (1.58%) IBM HTTP Server
16 14 (1.58%) WebSphere Portal
17 12 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
18 11 (1.24%) WildFly
19 10 (1.13%) CICS
Applications
1 11 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.02%) MS Visio
2 9 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.11%) HipChat
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.35%) Magento
2 8 (0.90%) Temenos T24
3 6 (0.68%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.56%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 4 (0.45%) Fredhopper
5 4 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (0.45%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.23%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.23%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.11%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 251 (28.33%) Amazon AWS
2 220 (24.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (7.79%) GitHub
4 37 (4.18%) Google Cloud Platform
5 33 (3.72%) Google App Engine
6 31 (3.50%) Amazon EC2
7 26 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.58%) Apigee
9 13 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (1.24%) PaaS
10 11 (1.24%) Sumo Logic
11 10 (1.13%) Boomi
12 7 (0.79%) OpenShift
12 7 (0.79%) SaaS
13 4 (0.45%) IaaS
13 4 (0.45%) npm
14 3 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
15 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
15 2 (0.23%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 86 (9.71%) HTTP
2 56 (6.32%) SSL
3 54 (6.09%) TCP/IP
4 39 (4.40%) DNS
5 35 (3.95%) FTP
6 31 (3.50%) DHCP
6 31 (3.50%) IPsec
7 18 (2.03%) Firewall
8 13 (1.47%) VPN
9 10 (1.13%) AMQP
9 10 (1.13%) SAN
10 9 (1.02%) MPLS
11 8 (0.90%) LAN
11 8 (0.90%) WAN
12 6 (0.68%) Network Security
13 5 (0.56%) NAS
14 4 (0.45%) Internet
15 3 (0.34%) Fibre Channel
16 2 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
16 2 (0.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (25.06%) NoSQL
2 183 (20.65%) MySQL
3 177 (19.98%) PostgreSQL
4 108 (12.19%) Relational Database
5 105 (11.85%) SQL Server
6 80 (9.03%) DB2
7 59 (6.66%) RDBMS
8 34 (3.84%) Oracle Database
9 22 (2.48%) MongoDB
10 16 (1.81%) DB2 UDB
10 16 (1.81%) Hadoop
11 11 (1.24%) Couchbase
11 11 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (1.13%) Redis
12 10 (1.13%) Riak
13 8 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.68%) Big Data
14 6 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (0.56%) Cloudant
Development Applications
1 172 (19.41%) Jenkins
2 171 (19.30%) NUnit
3 163 (18.40%) MSTest
4 150 (16.93%) Git (software)
5 81 (9.14%) Maven
6 63 (7.11%) JUnit
7 62 (7.00%) GitLab
8 52 (5.87%) JIRA
9 46 (5.19%) Eclipse
10 44 (4.97%) Travis CI
11 43 (4.85%) Cucumber
12 40 (4.51%) Subversion
13 37 (4.18%) TeamCity
14 35 (3.95%) Ant
15 26 (2.93%) Gradle
16 23 (2.60%) Selenium
16 23 (2.60%) SoapUI
16 23 (2.60%) Vagrant
17 20 (2.26%) Artifactory
18 17 (1.92%) Jasmine
General
1 190 (21.44%) Finance
2 115 (12.98%) Banking
3 91 (10.27%) Retail
4 10 (1.13%) Advertising
4 10 (1.13%) Financial Institution
4 10 (1.13%) Marketing
5 7 (0.79%) Law
6 6 (0.68%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.56%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.45%) Legal
8 4 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.34%) Automotive
10 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 487 (54.97%) Developer
2 363 (40.97%) Java Developer
3 89 (10.05%) Architect
4 68 (7.67%) Senior Developer
5 56 (6.32%) DevOps Engineer
6 53 (5.98%) Analyst
7 52 (5.87%) Senior Java Developer
8 44 (4.97%) WebSphere Developer
9 29 (3.27%) Digital Developer
9 29 (3.27%) Digital Transformation
9 29 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
10 28 (3.16%) AWS Developer
11 26 (2.93%) Project Manager
12 25 (2.82%) Administrator
13 22 (2.48%) Infrastructure Architect
13 22 (2.48%) Technical Architect
14 20 (2.26%) Integration Developer
14 20 (2.26%) Support Analyst
15 19 (2.14%) Integration Architect
16 18 (2.03%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (20.09%) Spring
2 143 (16.14%) J2EE
3 139 (15.69%) Middleware
4 135 (15.24%) WebSphere MQ
5 119 (13.43%) Web Services
6 108 (12.19%) IBM Integration Bus
7 97 (10.95%) HTML
8 88 (9.93%) Spring Boot
8 88 (9.93%) XML
9 86 (9.71%) CSS
10 85 (9.59%) Hibernate
11 80 (9.03%) .NET
12 75 (8.47%) SOAP
13 68 (7.67%) REST
14 61 (6.88%) JMS
14 61 (6.88%) Servlets
15 50 (5.64%) HTML5
16 47 (5.30%) AngularJS
17 46 (5.19%) Java EE
17 46 (5.19%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.39%) DataPower
3 29 (3.27%) Clustering
4 26 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (2.48%) Mainframe
6 21 (2.37%) Computer Science
7 19 (2.14%) User Experience
8 17 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (1.92%) SWIFT
9 15 (1.69%) Derivative
10 12 (1.35%) Replication
11 11 (1.24%) Management Information System
12 10 (1.13%) Data Centre
12 10 (1.13%) iPad
13 7 (0.79%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.68%) Online Banking
14 6 (0.68%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.56%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
16 4 (0.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 174 (19.64%) Linux
2 133 (15.01%) Unix
3 106 (11.96%) Windows
4 34 (3.84%) AIX
4 34 (3.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (3.50%) Solaris
6 24 (2.71%) Windows Server
7 16 (1.81%) zOS
8 14 (1.58%) CentOS
8 14 (1.58%) Ubuntu
9 13 (1.47%) Debian
9 13 (1.47%) Fedora
10 11 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (1.02%) VMS
12 8 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.68%) Android
13 6 (0.68%) OpenVMS
14 4 (0.45%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.45%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (46.16%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (30.59%) Continuous Integration
3 258 (29.12%) TDD
4 218 (24.60%) OO
5 143 (16.14%) Migration
6 117 (13.21%) DevOps
7 97 (10.95%) E-Commerce
8 90 (10.16%) Test Automation
9 63 (7.11%) Scrum
10 62 (7.00%) Configuration Management
11 59 (6.66%) Microservices
11 59 (6.66%) MVC
12 55 (6.21%) BDD
13 46 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
14 43 (4.85%) Open Source
15 39 (4.40%) Project Management
16 36 (4.06%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 35 (3.95%) Problem-Solving
18 32 (3.61%) SOA
19 31 (3.50%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 574 (64.79%) Java
2 181 (20.43%) SQL
3 145 (16.37%) JavaScript
4 84 (9.48%) Python
5 74 (8.35%) Java 8
6 34 (3.84%) C#
6 34 (3.84%) Ruby
7 33 (3.72%) Bash Shell
8 32 (3.61%) Shell Script
9 30 (3.39%) Perl
10 29 (3.27%) PL/SQL
11 27 (3.05%) C++
11 27 (3.05%) PowerShell
12 20 (2.26%) C
12 20 (2.26%) Groovy
13 16 (1.81%) Scala
14 15 (1.69%) Go
15 13 (1.47%) PHP
16 10 (1.13%) REXX
17 8 (0.90%) Korn
Qualifications
1 67 (7.56%) Security Cleared
2 56 (6.32%) SC Cleared
3 42 (4.74%) Degree
4 14 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (0.23%) CISSP
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 (0.11%) CISA
8 1 (0.11%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.11%) RHCE
8 1 (0.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.95%) QA
2 11 (1.24%) SLA
3 7 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.68%) ISO 20022
5 5 (0.56%) SEPA
6 3 (0.34%) PSD2
7 2 (0.23%) GDPR
7 2 (0.23%) PMO
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) TARGET2
System Software
1 71 (8.01%) Docker
2 62 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (4.51%) Xen
4 30 (3.39%) Active Directory
5 14 (1.58%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.58%) VirtualBox
6 11 (1.24%) vSphere
7 10 (1.13%) RACF
8 7 (0.79%) NFS
9 6 (0.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 6 (0.68%) XenApp
9 6 (0.68%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.56%) Firmware
11 4 (0.45%) ACF2
11 4 (0.45%) SRDF
11 4 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.45%) XenServer
12 3 (0.34%) Time Sharing Option
13 2 (0.23%) KVM
Systems Management
1 235 (26.52%) Puppet
2 220 (24.83%) Opscode Chef
3 215 (24.27%) Ansible
4 28 (3.16%) Marathon
4 28 (3.16%) Mesos
5 19 (2.14%) Packer
5 19 (2.14%) Terraform
6 17 (1.92%) Kibana
7 16 (1.81%) Nagios
8 15 (1.69%) Kubernetes
8 15 (1.69%) Tivoli
9 14 (1.58%) logstash
9 14 (1.58%) Salt
9 14 (1.58%) Single Sign-On
10 13 (1.47%) Cobbler
11 12 (1.35%) Graylog
12 9 (1.02%) OMEGAMON
13 8 (0.90%) ITRS Geneos
14 7 (0.79%) CA Wily
14 7 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 352 (39.73%) Oracle
2 246 (27.77%) IBM
3 105 (11.85%) Microsoft
4 73 (8.24%) VMware
5 48 (5.42%) Red Hat
6 39 (4.40%) Google
7 31 (3.50%) TIBCO
8 25 (2.82%) MuleSoft
9 23 (2.60%) Splunk
10 22 (2.48%) ATG
11 20 (2.26%) AppDynamics
11 20 (2.26%) hybris
12 17 (1.92%) Citrix
13 16 (1.81%) Dell
13 16 (1.81%) New Relic
14 15 (1.69%) Informatica
15 14 (1.58%) CA
15 14 (1.58%) Cisco
15 14 (1.58%) HP
15 14 (1.58%) webMethods