Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 433 309 282
Rank change year-on-year -124 -27 -55
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 315 821 926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.84% 0.92%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.20% 5.17% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 533 617
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £363 £375 £363
90th Percentile £700 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £475 £444
% change year-on-year +2.11% +7.04% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 4
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.75 £39.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.28% -4.41% +5.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £29.87 £39.49
% change year-on-year +17.19% -24.37% +5.31%

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 9,857 15,885 16,351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.38% 16.27% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,313 10,261 10,900
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 338 389
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -2.56%
10th Percentile £11.43 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.98 £48.03 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.11
% change year-on-year +8.57% -3.34% -7.15%

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 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 -140 245 £525 +2.49% 54
UK excluding London -44 202 £485 +2.11% 41
London -111 106 £525 -4.55% 28
South East +23 60 £425 -15.00% 10
Scotland +26 49 £450 +5.88% 2
North of England +35 48 £650 +36.84% 3
North West +40 30 £500 -4.76%
East of England +26 19 £575 +21.05% 6
Yorkshire +22 13 £675 +45.95% 3
Wales +29 11 £380 -16.09% 13
Midlands +3 9 £663 +37.66% 6
West Midlands +32 6 £650 +44.44% 6
North East +17 6 £688 +83.33%
Northern Ireland -10 5 £431 +4.61%
East Midlands +1 3 £675 +32.35%
South West -15 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 153 (48.57%) Java
2 119 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (32.38%) Linux
4 100 (31.75%) IBM
5 78 (24.76%) Oracle
6 74 (23.49%) Continuous Integration
7 73 (23.17%) Tomcat
8 68 (21.59%) J2EE
9 64 (20.32%) Jenkins
10 63 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
11 62 (19.68%) HTTP
12 60 (19.05%) XML
13 57 (18.10%) JavaScript
13 57 (18.10%) AWS
14 54 (17.14%) SQL
15 52 (16.51%) Apache
15 52 (16.51%) E-Commerce
16 51 (16.19%) SSL
17 50 (15.87%) WebLogic
17 50 (15.87%) Finance
17 50 (15.87%) DevOps
18 47 (14.92%) SOAP
19 46 (14.60%) WebSphere Application Server
19 46 (14.60%) JIRA
20 45 (14.29%) Git (software)
20 45 (14.29%) .NET
21 44 (13.97%) HTML
21 44 (13.97%) Open Source
22 43 (13.65%) Puppet
22 43 (13.65%) Configuration Management

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 73 (23.17%) Tomcat
2 52 (16.51%) Apache
3 50 (15.87%) WebLogic
4 46 (14.60%) WebSphere Application Server
5 35 (11.11%) nginx
6 34 (10.79%) IIS
7 31 (9.84%) Jetty
7 31 (9.84%) Mongrel
8 24 (7.62%) JBoss
9 15 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (4.13%) Confluence
11 12 (3.81%) MQSeries
11 12 (3.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (3.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 8 (2.54%) SAS
14 7 (2.22%) IBM HTTP Server
14 7 (2.22%) Oracle Service Bus
14 7 (2.22%) WebLogic Portal
15 5 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
15 5 (1.59%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 16 (5.08%) Photoshop
1 16 (5.08%) Sketch
2 3 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (7.94%) Maximo
2 19 (6.03%) Magento
3 16 (5.08%) Shopify
4 12 (3.81%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (1.59%) NetSuite
6 4 (1.27%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.95%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.32%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 57 (18.10%) AWS
2 39 (12.38%) GCP
3 35 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
4 31 (9.84%) GitHub
4 31 (9.84%) Google App Engine
5 17 (5.40%) Azure
6 12 (3.81%) Boomi
7 5 (1.59%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.59%) PaaS
7 5 (1.59%) SaaS
7 5 (1.59%) Serverless
8 4 (1.27%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (1.27%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (1.27%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (1.27%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (1.27%) Azure Functions
8 4 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.27%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.95%) iPaaS
9 3 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 62 (19.68%) HTTP
2 51 (16.19%) SSL
3 36 (11.43%) FTP
4 34 (10.79%) TCP/IP
5 33 (10.48%) DNS
6 30 (9.52%) DHCP
6 30 (9.52%) IPsec
7 6 (1.90%) Firewall
8 4 (1.27%) DMZ
8 4 (1.27%) DSL
8 4 (1.27%) Extranet
8 4 (1.27%) Intranet
8 4 (1.27%) Network Security
9 3 (0.95%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.63%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.63%) LAN
10 2 (0.63%) PuTTY
10 2 (0.63%) SSH
10 2 (0.63%) WAN
10 2 (0.63%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.89%) DB2
2 27 (8.57%) SQL Server
3 18 (5.71%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.49%) MySQL
4 11 (3.49%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (1.90%) Big Data
7 5 (1.59%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.59%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.27%) MariaDB
8 4 (1.27%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.63%) DB2 UDB
10 2 (0.63%) Ingres
10 2 (0.63%) Jackrabbit
11 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 64 (20.32%) Jenkins
2 46 (14.60%) JIRA
3 45 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 30 (9.52%) JUnit
4 30 (9.52%) Travis CI
5 23 (7.30%) Maven
6 21 (6.67%) Ant
7 17 (5.40%) JMeter
8 16 (5.08%) Grunt
8 16 (5.08%) Jasmine
9 15 (4.76%) Mockito
10 14 (4.44%) Gradle
10 14 (4.44%) Karma Test Runner
11 13 (4.13%) Cucumber
11 13 (4.13%) git-flow
12 12 (3.81%) Selenium
13 10 (3.17%) Subversion
14 8 (2.54%) Eclipse
15 6 (1.90%) Postman
16 5 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 50 (15.87%) Finance
2 31 (9.84%) Banking
3 25 (7.94%) Public Sector
4 21 (6.67%) Games
5 18 (5.71%) Retail
6 4 (1.27%) Back Office
6 4 (1.27%) Legal
6 4 (1.27%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.95%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) International Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 104 (33.02%) Developer
2 33 (10.48%) Architect
3 28 (8.89%) Java Developer
4 24 (7.62%) Consultant
4 24 (7.62%) DevOps Engineer
5 20 (6.35%) Analyst
6 18 (5.71%) Maximo Developer
7 17 (5.40%) Administrator
8 15 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 13 (4.13%) WebSphere Administrator
10 12 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (3.49%) BizTalk Developer
11 11 (3.49%) React Developer
12 8 (2.54%) Designer
12 8 (2.54%) WebSphere Developer
13 7 (2.22%) Business Analyst
13 7 (2.22%) Site Engineer
13 7 (2.22%) Site Reliability Engineer
13 7 (2.22%) WebSphere Specialist
14 6 (1.90%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (21.59%) J2EE
2 63 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 60 (19.05%) XML
4 47 (14.92%) SOAP
5 45 (14.29%) .NET
6 44 (13.97%) HTML
7 41 (13.02%) CSS
8 37 (11.75%) Spring
9 36 (11.43%) Web Services
10 34 (10.79%) Servlets
11 32 (10.16%) AngularJS
11 32 (10.16%) JSON
11 32 (10.16%) Middleware
12 26 (8.25%) RabbitMQ
13 25 (7.94%) RESTful
14 23 (7.30%) XSLT
15 22 (6.98%) React
16 21 (6.67%) REST
17 20 (6.35%) Node.js
17 20 (6.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.62%) User Experience
3 17 (5.40%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (4.44%) W3C
5 13 (4.13%) Mobile App
6 10 (3.17%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.86%) Mobile Payment
8 7 (2.22%) SWIFT
9 6 (1.90%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.59%) DataPower
11 4 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.27%) iSeries
11 4 (1.27%) PKI
12 3 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.95%) Taxonomies
13 2 (0.63%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
13 2 (0.63%) Replication
13 2 (0.63%) Vector Graphics
14 1 (0.32%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 102 (32.38%) Linux
2 33 (10.48%) Unix
3 29 (9.21%) Windows
4 9 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.22%) AIX
6 5 (1.59%) Solaris
7 3 (0.95%) VMS
7 3 (0.95%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.32%) CentOS
8 1 (0.32%) Debian
8 1 (0.32%) Fedora
8 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (23.49%) Continuous Integration
3 52 (16.51%) E-Commerce
4 50 (15.87%) DevOps
5 44 (13.97%) Open Source
6 43 (13.65%) Configuration Management
7 38 (12.06%) Problem-Solving
8 36 (11.43%) Migration
9 34 (10.79%) SDLC
10 30 (9.52%) Scrum
11 28 (8.89%) Unit Testing
11 28 (8.89%) Waterfall
12 21 (6.67%) ITIL
13 20 (6.35%) SOA
14 19 (6.03%) Sprint Planning
15 18 (5.71%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
15 18 (5.71%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 18 (5.71%) Wireframes
16 16 (5.08%) API Development
17 15 (4.76%) Story Points
Programming Languages
1 153 (48.57%) Java
2 57 (18.10%) JavaScript
3 54 (17.14%) SQL
4 28 (8.89%) Python
5 25 (7.94%) PL/SQL
6 18 (5.71%) Shell Script
7 16 (5.08%) C#
8 14 (4.44%) Ruby
9 13 (4.13%) Kotlin
10 12 (3.81%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.54%) PHP
12 7 (2.22%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.90%) Java 8
14 5 (1.59%) Groovy
15 4 (1.27%) ES6
15 4 (1.27%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.63%) Bourne shell
16 2 (0.63%) Korn
16 2 (0.63%) VBA
17 1 (0.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (4.13%) Degree
2 12 (3.81%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 10 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (2.54%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.95%) CISSP
7 2 (0.63%) ISEB
7 2 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.44%) QA
2 3 (0.95%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (9.84%) Xen
3 17 (5.40%) Docker
4 5 (1.59%) VirtualBox
5 4 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.95%) NFS
7 2 (0.63%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.63%) Samba
8 1 (0.32%) KVM
8 1 (0.32%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 43 (13.65%) Puppet
2 25 (7.94%) Ansible
3 17 (5.40%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (3.49%) Oracle Identity Management
5 8 (2.54%) Terraform
6 7 (2.22%) Nagios
7 5 (1.59%) CFEngine
7 5 (1.59%) HP SiteScope
7 5 (1.59%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.59%) SCCM
7 5 (1.59%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
8 4 (1.27%) Consul
8 4 (1.27%) Perfmon
8 4 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.63%) Control-M
9 2 (0.63%) Kibana
9 2 (0.63%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.32%) Graylog
10 1 (0.32%) logstash
10 1 (0.32%) Salt
Vendors
1 100 (31.75%) IBM
2 78 (24.76%) Oracle
3 42 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 40 (12.70%) VMware
5 37 (11.75%) Google
6 21 (6.67%) hybris
7 13 (4.13%) MuleSoft
7 13 (4.13%) Splunk
8 12 (3.81%) Dell
9 11 (3.49%) TIBCO
10 10 (3.17%) Adobe
11 9 (2.86%) Red Hat
12 7 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.90%) PeopleSoft
13 6 (1.90%) ServiceNow
14 5 (1.59%) Guidewire
15 4 (1.27%) Dynatrace
15 4 (1.27%) SolarWinds
15 4 (1.27%) Thunderhead
16 3 (0.95%) SAP